History Recap / TintinPrisonersOfTheSun

13th Nov '17 8:11:38 AM Kittencakes
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* WhatYouAreInTheDark: When the disguised Incan prince 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 priest sees Tintin defend an Incan boy from some white bullies, he is impressed enough to help him.
28th Aug '17 2:14:44 AM Tuomas
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* ConvenientEclipse: Oddly enough, the Aztecs do not know about the impending eclipse, despite worshipping the sun and having covert contact with the modern world.

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* ConvenientEclipse: Oddly enough, the Aztecs Incas do not know about the impending eclipse, despite worshipping the sun and having covert contact with the modern world.
25th Jul '17 8:18:36 AM fruitstripegum
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* :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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* :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.
31st May '17 2:27:53 PM Redmess
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* ConvenientEclipse

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* ConvenientEclipseConvenientEclipse: Oddly enough, the Aztecs do not know about the impending eclipse, despite worshipping the sun and having covert contact with the modern world.
31st May '17 2:22:13 PM Redmess
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* {{Mayincatec}}

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* {{Mayincatec}}{{Mayincatec}}: The Incas are portrayed rather sympathetically, as even though they try to sacrifice the heroes, their interactions with outsiders have rarely been positive. Oh, and they suck at astronomy, as a plot point. On the whole Hergé, who got a lot of his information from ''National Geographic'' does not mix up the Inca with the Maya except with reference to the prophetic inscription mentioning the retribution that will befall the violators of Rascar Capac's tomb, which plays a large part in ''[[Recap/TintinTheSevenCrystalBalls The Seven Crystal Balls]]''. The Incas, unlike the Mayas and Aztecs, had no system of writing. The original version of ''The Seven Crystal Balls'', serialized in ''Le Soir'', also contained a lead disc with symbols "resembling Aztec or Inca signs", but Hergé excised the panel that showed it and texts that mentioned it when the album version was produced.
27th Apr '17 11:05:15 AM fruitstripegum
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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).



* 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).
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.]]
say.
* 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.]]
curse.
* 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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Added DiffLines:

** 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.
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