History Recap / TintinKingOttokarsSceptre

29th Oct '17 10:51:25 AM Catel
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** Actually played straighter than you'd think: in French, "alambiqué" means convoluted, which describes perfectly the scepter plot that involves [[spoiler: Alambick's twin brother impersonator]]
27th Sep '17 2:23:42 PM Saveelich
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''King Ottokar's Sceptre'' was written in 1938 and 1939, in the light of the threat of fascism; the Bordurian plot has parallels with the Anschluss (annexation of Austria by UsefulNotes/NaziGermany) and Syldavia's location is reminiscent of Albania (invaded by Mussolini in 1939 a few months before the outbreak of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII). Both Syldavia and Borduria would play important roles in later adventures. The story also introduced the recurring characters of Bianca Castafiore and the villainous Colonel Boris Jorgen.

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''King Ottokar's Sceptre'' was written in 1938 and 1939, in the light of the threat of fascism; the Bordurian plot has parallels with the Anschluss (annexation of Austria by UsefulNotes/NaziGermany) and Syldavia's location is reminiscent of Albania (invaded by Mussolini UsefulNotes/FascistItaly in 1939 a few months before the outbreak of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII). Both Syldavia and Borduria would play important roles in later adventures. The story also introduced the recurring characters of Bianca Castafiore and the villainous Colonel Boris Jorgen.
27th Sep '17 2:22:39 PM Saveelich
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''King Ottokar's Sceptre'' was written in 1938 and 1939 and was written in the light of the threat of fascism; the Bordurian plot has parallels with Anschluss of Austria and Syldavia's location is reminiscent of Albania (invaded by Mussolini in 1939). Both Syldavia and Borduria would play important roles in later adventures and the story also introduced the recurring characters of Bianca Castafiore and the villainous Colonel Boris Jorgen.

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''King Ottokar's Sceptre'' was written in 1938 and 1939 and was written 1939, in the light of the threat of fascism; the Bordurian plot has parallels with the Anschluss (annexation of Austria by UsefulNotes/NaziGermany) and Syldavia's location is reminiscent of Albania (invaded by Mussolini in 1939). 1939 a few months before the outbreak of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII). Both Syldavia and Borduria would play important roles in later adventures and the adventures. The story also introduced the recurring characters of Bianca Castafiore and the villainous Colonel Boris Jorgen.
7th Aug '17 11:55:59 AM fruitstripegum
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* RightForTheWrongReasons: Thomson and Thompson correctly deduce that Alembick's camera contained stun gas which incapacitated the guards, but mistakenly think the sceptre got thrown out the window by hand. Tintin figures out that the camera also contains a projectile launcher [[EurekaMoment when he sees some cannons outside]].

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* RightForTheWrongReasons: Thomson and Thompson correctly deduce that Alembick's camera contained stun gas which incapacitated the guards, but mistakenly think the sceptre got thrown out the window by hand. Tintin figures out that the camera also contains a projectile launcher [[EurekaMoment when he sees some toy cannons outside]].in a toyshop (comic)[=/=]sees some cannons outside (cartoon)]].
25th Jul '17 7:50:12 AM fruitstripegum
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* {{Ruritania}}: Syldavia and Borduria. Syldavia in particular is often ranked as one of Hergé's greatest achievements - an extremely detailed and well researched fictional nation with it's own history, flag and language.

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* {{Ruritania}}: Syldavia and Borduria. Syldavia in particular is often ranked as one of Hergé's greatest achievements - an extremely detailed and well researched fictional nation with it's its own history, flag and language.
25th Jul '17 7:45:18 AM fruitstripegum
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* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: Tintin is almost "shot while trying to escape". He only does escape by throwing himself headlong down a steep slope.

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* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: Tintin is almost "shot while trying to escape". He only does escape escapes by throwing himself headlong down a steep slope.



* ParanoiaFuel: [[InvokedTrope It seems like]] Tintin can trust no one in Syldavia and at one point even begins to wonder if even Professor Alembick has been replaced by an imposter. [[spoiler: He has.]]

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* ParanoiaFuel: [[InvokedTrope It seems like]] Tintin can trust no one in Syldavia and at one point even begins to wonder if even Professor Alembick has been replaced by an imposter.impostor. [[spoiler: He has.]]
11th Jan '16 1:46:22 PM DrDougsh
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* BombThrowingAnarchists: Not actually present in the story, but Colonel Boris accuses Tintin of being one to discredit him in the king's eyes, reflecting the fears of anarchist terror in the early 20th century.
16th Dec '15 6:21:18 PM Premonition45
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* EurekaMoment: Thomson and Thompson correctly deduce that Alembick's camera contained stun gas which incapacitated the guards, but have trouble determining how the sceptre itself was taken away. Tintin discovers that the camera also contains a projectile launcher when he sees some cannons outside.


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* RightForTheWrongReasons: Thomson and Thompson correctly deduce that Alembick's camera contained stun gas which incapacitated the guards, but mistakenly think the sceptre got thrown out the window by hand. Tintin figures out that the camera also contains a projectile launcher [[EurekaMoment when he sees some cannons outside]].
14th Dec '15 10:39:32 PM Premonition45
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* EurekaMoment: Thomson and Thompson correctly deduce that Alembick's camera contained stun gas which incapacitated the guards, but have trouble determining how the sceptre itself was taken away. Tintin discovers that the camera also contains a projectile launcher when he sees some cannons outside.
20th Nov '15 1:39:13 PM Medinoc
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* ThirdActStupidity: After narrowly preventing the sceptre's thief from [[RunForTheBorder crossing the border to Borduria]], Tintin, having not eaten in two days, notices an apparent farm on the other side of the border and succumbs to the temptation of crossing it, still carrying the sceptre.
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