History Recap / TintinPrisonersOfTheSun

14th Nov '14 7:15:34 PM grapesandmilk
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* [[spoiler:ConvenientEclipse]]

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* [[spoiler:ConvenientEclipse]]ConvenientEclipse



* [[spoiler:HiddenElfVillage: The Incas live at the Temple of the Sun, hidden deep in the Andes Mountains of Peru. They do interact covertly with the non-Incan Peruvians, but are otherwise intent upon keeping their continued existence a secret to the world.]]

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* [[spoiler:HiddenElfVillage: :HiddenElfVillage: The Incas live at the Temple of the Sun, hidden deep in the Andes Mountains of Peru. They do interact covertly with the non-Incan Peruvians, but are otherwise intent upon keeping their continued existence a secret to the world.]]



* ModernMayincatecEmpire: [[spoiler:The Incas are an unusual variant in that they don't directly rule Peru, but the non-Incan Peruvians are scared enough of them that the Peruvians will do whatever they say.]]
* TheSavageIndian: Subverted to hell and back in ''The Seven Crystal Balls'' and this volume. The Incans are arguably the cleverest and most determined antagonists in the entire series, infiltrating Belgian society and outmaneuvering the police to strike at their victims before escaping. Tintin and Captain Haddock only manage to track them down by pure luck, and when they follow the Incas to Peru, they're very nearly killed by the Incas on several occasions. [[spoiler:Ultimately, it turns out that they targeted the Belgian archaeologists because they thought that the archaeologists had violated the Incan tombs in search of treasure. When Tintin explains that the archaeologists were only seeking knowledge, the Incas immediately lift the curse.]]
* SolarPoweredMagnifyingGlass: [[spoiler:This is how the Incas plan to light the fire that will burn the protagonists at the stake. It's definitely a case of ArtisticLicenseHistory, since real pre-Columbian cultures would have been very unlikely to resort to such a contrived method of starting a fire.]]

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* ModernMayincatecEmpire: [[spoiler:The The Incas are an unusual variant in that they don't directly rule Peru, but the non-Incan Peruvians are scared enough of them that the Peruvians will do whatever they say.]]
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* MisplacedWildlife: Alligators appear in this album, even though crocodiles would be more accurate. The bear also does not resemble the spectacled bear (the only kind found in South America).
* TheSavageIndian: Subverted to hell and back in ''The Seven Crystal Balls'' and this volume. The Incans are arguably the cleverest and most determined antagonists in the entire series, infiltrating Belgian society and outmaneuvering the police to strike at their victims before escaping. Tintin and Captain Haddock only manage to track them down by pure luck, and when they follow the Incas to Peru, they're very nearly killed by the Incas on several occasions. [[spoiler:Ultimately, Ultimately, it turns out that they targeted the Belgian archaeologists because they thought that the archaeologists had violated the Incan tombs in search of treasure. When Tintin explains that the archaeologists were only seeking knowledge, the Incas immediately lift the curse.]]
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* SolarPoweredMagnifyingGlass: [[spoiler:This This is how the Incas plan to light the fire that will burn the protagonists at the stake. It's definitely a case of ArtisticLicenseHistory, since real pre-Columbian cultures would have been very unlikely to resort to such a contrived method of starting a fire.]]
2nd Nov '14 2:22:49 PM Farnham
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** FridgeBrilliance sets in when one considers that the Incas in the story have been covertly interacting with the outside world for decades, if not centuries since the Spanish conquest. They are shown to be sophisticated enough to plan the cursing of the Rascar Capac expedition and Professor Calculus' kidnapping on another continent. Most or all of them know Spanish, since it is highly unlikely that Tintin and Haddock would know Quechua or any similar languages. Therefore it is only logical that the Incas would have adopted the use of the magnifying glass, among other technologies, in their everyday life and ceremonies. All of this of course makes it all the more inexplicable that the Incas would fall for a simple ConvenientEclipse ploy.
26th Sep '14 10:02:02 AM Patachou
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* KidnappingBirdOfPrey: Snowy is captured and taken away by a condor, so Tintin goes off to rescue him.
17th Aug '13 11:20:11 PM MaureenMacDonald
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* WhatYouAreInTheDark: When the disguised Incan prince in disguise sees Tintin defend an Incan boy from some white bullies, he is impressed enough to help him.

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* WhatYouAreInTheDark: When the disguised Incan prince in disguise sees Tintin defend an Incan boy from some white bullies, he is impressed enough to help him.
21st Mar '13 3:55:08 PM VPhantom
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* BearsAreBadNews: Captain Haddock finds a nice cave to sleep in up in the Andes, only to find that it's the home of a vicious-looking bear. His expression upon being tapped on the shoulder by the bear is priceless.



* EverythingIsWorseWithBears: Captain Haddock finds a nice cave to sleep in up in the Andes, only to find that it's the home of a vicious-looking bear. His expression upon being tapped on the shoulder by the bear is priceless.
17th Dec '12 12:47:47 PM Psyclone
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Zorrino [[IChooseToStay decides to stay]] with the Inca and Tintin, Haddock and Calculus return to Europe safe and sound.


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Zorrino [[IChooseToStay decides to stay]] with the Inca and while Tintin, Haddock and Calculus return to Europe safe and sound.

23rd Sep '12 12:48:10 PM asgardreid
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* ConvenientEclipse
* HiddenElfVillage: The Temple Of The Sun.

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* ConvenientEclipse
[[spoiler:ConvenientEclipse]]
* HiddenElfVillage: EverythingsBetterWithLlamas: A RunningGag concerns Haddock's poor affinity with llamas.
* EverythingIsWorseWithBears: Captain Haddock finds a nice cave to sleep in up in the Andes, only to find that it's the home of a vicious-looking bear. His expression upon being tapped on the shoulder by the bear is priceless.
* [[spoiler:HiddenElfVillage:
The Incas live at the Temple Of of the Sun, hidden deep in the Andes Mountains of Peru. They do interact covertly with the non-Incan Peruvians, but are otherwise intent upon keeping their continued existence a secret to the world.]]
* {{Mayincatec}}
* ModernMayincatecEmpire: [[spoiler:The Incas are an unusual variant in that they don't directly rule Peru, but the non-Incan Peruvians are scared enough of them that the Peruvians will do whatever they say.]]
* TheSavageIndian: Subverted to hell and back in ''The Seven Crystal Balls'' and this volume.
The Sun.Incans are arguably the cleverest and most determined antagonists in the entire series, infiltrating Belgian society and outmaneuvering the police to strike at their victims before escaping. Tintin and Captain Haddock only manage to track them down by pure luck, and when they follow the Incas to Peru, they're very nearly killed by the Incas on several occasions. [[spoiler:Ultimately, it turns out that they targeted the Belgian archaeologists because they thought that the archaeologists had violated the Incan tombs in search of treasure. When Tintin explains that the archaeologists were only seeking knowledge, the Incas immediately lift the curse.]]
* SolarPoweredMagnifyingGlass: [[spoiler:This is how the Incas plan to light the fire that will burn the protagonists at the stake. It's definitely a case of ArtisticLicenseHistory, since real pre-Columbian cultures would have been very unlikely to resort to such a contrived method of starting a fire.]]
4th Sep '12 10:26:51 AM mlsmithca
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Zorinno [[IChooseToStay decides to stay]] with the Inca and Tintin, Haddock and Calculus return to Europe safe and sound.


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Zorinno Zorrino [[IChooseToStay decides to stay]] with the Inca and Tintin, Haddock and Calculus return to Europe safe and sound.




* DidNotDoTheResearch: The Incas had full knowledge of what eclipses were and how to predict them and thus wouldn't freak out at Tintin's stunt. Hergé admitted that this was "a huge blunder" on his part.
8th Aug '12 6:59:18 PM kchishol
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* HiddenElfVillage: The Temple Of The Sun.

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* HiddenElfVillage: The Temple Of The Sun.Sun.
* WhatYouAreInTheDark: When the disguised Incan prince in disguise sees Tintin defend an Incan boy from some white bullies, he is impressed enough to help him.
1st Apr '12 9:42:19 AM Psyclone
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After saving a young native boy named Zorrino from a couple of white bullies, Tintin is approached by one of Indians involved in the assassination attempts who urges him to give up for his own safety. Tintin refuses and the Indian gives him a medallion that will "protect him from danger". Tintin and Haddock are then contacted by Zorrino, who offers to guide them to the place where Calculus is being held: the Temple of the Sun, where the last remnants of Incan civilization reside. After arriving they are captured and all three are sentenced to death by the Prince of the Sun. Tintin gives the medallion to Zorrino who shows it to the Prince of the Sun, which prompts the Indian who gave it to Tintin (Huascar, the Prince's right hand man) to explain how he got it. The Prince is impressed by Tintin's sacrifice and lets Zorrino but Tintin, Haddock and Calculus are still sentenced to death. However, the Prince allows them to choose the day and time of their execution.

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After saving a young native boy named Zorrino from a couple of white bullies, Tintin is approached by one of Indians involved in the assassination attempts who urges him to give up for his own safety. Tintin refuses and the Indian gives him a medallion that will "protect him from danger". Tintin and Haddock are then contacted by Zorrino, who offers to guide them to the place where Calculus is being held: the Temple of the Sun, where the last remnants of Incan civilization reside. After arriving they are captured and all three are sentenced to death by the Prince of the Sun. Tintin gives the medallion to Zorrino who shows it to the Prince of the Sun, which prompts the Indian who gave it to Tintin (Huascar, the Prince's right hand man) to explain how he got it. The Prince is impressed by Tintin's sacrifice and lets Zorrino go but Tintin, Haddock and Calculus are still sentenced to death. However, the Prince allows them to choose the day and time of their execution.
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