History Recap / TintinKingOttokarsSceptre

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seems like]] Tintin can trust no one in Syldavia and at one point even begins to wonder if even Professor Alembick has been replaced by an imposter.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seems like]] Tintin can trust no one in Syldavia and at one point even begins to wonder if even Professor Alembick has been replaced by an imposter.impostor.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.
22nd Apr '15 5:17:41 AM Menshevik
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* CreatorCameo: Creator/{{Herge}} and his then assistant Edgar P. Jacobs (''ComicBook/BlakeAndMortimer'') can be spotted in military uniforms attending the royal reception at the palace.

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* CreatorCameo: In the redrawn colour version, Creator/{{Herge}} and his then assistant Edgar P. Jacobs (''ComicBook/BlakeAndMortimer'') can be spotted in military uniforms attending the royal reception at the palace.
17th Apr '15 3:54:25 PM DoktorvonEurotrash
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* TheQuisling / TheMole / DoubleAgent: A disturbing number of Syldavians are in Bordurian pay. This is a reaction to then-widespread fears (the term "fifth column" had just been coined during the Spanish Civil War).


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* TheQuisling / TheMole / DoubleAgent: A disturbing number of Syldavians are in Bordurian pay. This is a reaction to then-widespread fears (the term "fifth column" had just been coined during the Spanish Civil War).
31st Mar '15 6:11:15 AM Menshevik
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* ArtShift: Hergé mimicks medieval miniature painting in the tourist brochure.

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* ArtShift: For a few pages instead of comic panels we see a tourist brochure to quickly bring readers up to speed about Syldavia, its culture, its history and the fact that the king needs his sceptre to reign. In the process Hergé mimicks medieval European and Persian miniature painting in for some of the tourist brochure.illustrations.
31st Mar '15 6:07:25 AM Menshevik
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* {{Portmanteau}}: In the original version off-panel character Müsstler ('''Muss'''olini + Hi'''tler'''). It has been speculated that the name Syldavia was created from "Tra'''syl'''vania" and "Mol'''davia'''".

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* {{Portmanteau}}: In the original version off-panel character Müsstler ('''Muss'''olini + Hi'''tler'''). It has been speculated that the name Syldavia was created from "Tra'''syl'''vania" "Tran'''syl'''vania" and "Mol'''davia'''".



* RippedFromTheHeadlines: When this story appeared in syndication in 1939 the Second World War was already on its way. Nazi Germany has occupied Austria in 1938 and invaded Poland in 1939. Thus the threat of Syldavia being occupied by Borduria in this album by a man named ''Müsstler'' had a very real context.

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* RippedFromTheHeadlines: When this story appeared in syndication in 1939 the Second World War was already on its way. Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany has had intervened in the Spanish Civil War and Germany occupied Austria and the Sudetenland in 1938 and invaded would invade the remaining Czech territories and Poland in 1939. Thus the threat of Syldavia being occupied by Borduria in this album by a man named ''Müsstler'' had a very real context.
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