History Recap / TintinRedRackhamsTreasure

24th Jul '17 10:57:49 AM fruitstripegum
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* BreakoutCharacter: Professor Calculus. Hergé had been using various [[AbsentMindedProfessor Absent Minded Professors]] as characters in previous stories. All were one-shot characters, but Calculus went on to become a recurring character, and ''Recap/TintinDestinationMoon'', ''Recap/TintinExplorersOnTheMoon'' and ''Recap/TintinTheCalculusAffair'' all centered around his [[GadgeteerGenius achievements]].



* BreakoutCharacter: Professor Calculus. Hergé had been using various [[AbsentMindedProfessor Absent Minded Professors]] as characters in previous stories. All were one-shot characters, but Calculus went on to become a recurring character, and ''Recap/TintinDestinationMoon'', ''Recap/TintinExplorersOnTheMoon'' and ''Recap/TintinTheCalculusAffair'' all centered around his [[GadgeteerGenius achievements]].
31st May '17 11:21:31 AM Redmess
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* BreatherEpisode: There is no real antagonist, except for a shark. This particularly goes for the animated adaptation, which is only half the normal length.


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* CompressedAdaptation: Similar to Tintin in America, the 1990 animated adaptation was shortened to 20 minutes instead of the normal 40 minute runtime, cutting many of the jokes and trimming the story back to its basics.
28th Feb '17 7:25:02 AM MarsJenkar
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* AlcoholInducedIdiocy: Haddock drinks a full bottle of the 300-year-old rum he'd found, then dives straight back in without putting his helmet back on.

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* AlcoholInducedIdiocy: Haddock drinks a full bottle of the 300-year-old rum he'd found, then dives straight back in to the ocean for more without putting his helmet back on.



* BunglingInventor: Calculus is presented as one of these in a bit of EarlyInstallmentWeirdness. His clothes-brushing machine costs the captain his clothes, while the Thom(p)sons get caught in a wall bed twice.

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* BunglingInventor: Calculus is presented as one of these in a bit of EarlyInstallmentWeirdness. His clothes-brushing machine costs the captain his clothes, while the Thom(p)sons [[MurphysBed get caught in a wall bed twice.twice]].



* ItsTheJourneyThatCounts: The treasure is not with the wreck of the ''Unicorn'' as first believed, but it does allow for old documents associated with the ship to be recovered, as well as some other components of the ship (such as the figurehead) and of course the rum. Also, Professor Calculus's submarine was successfully tested, and this allowed Calculus to gain a great deal of money from the endeavor. The treasure itself was in Marlinspike Hall, the Haddock family's old estate (and where Tintin was imprisoned in the previous book)--which Professor Calculus purchased with the proceeds of the submarine test.

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* ItsTheJourneyThatCounts: The treasure is not with the wreck of the ''Unicorn'' as first believed, but it does allow for old documents associated with the ship to be recovered, as well as some other components of the ship (such as the figurehead) and of course the rum. Also, Professor Calculus's submarine was successfully tested, and this allowed Calculus to gain a great deal of money from the endeavor. The treasure itself was in Marlinspike Hall, the Haddock family's old estate (and where Tintin was imprisoned in the previous book)--which Professor Calculus purchased with the proceeds of the submarine test.test, and the nature of which was made clear by the aforementioned documents.



* NailedToTheWagon: Unintentionally. Captain Haddock's onboard supply of whisky is replaced with the components of Professor Calculus's submarine. He was already told by his doctor that he was suffering cirrhosis and was told to lay off the alcohol, but he was ignoring the advice. From the time his last bottle of whisky vanished, to his discovery of the rum, Haddock was forced to go dry.

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* NailedToTheWagon: Unintentionally. Captain Haddock's onboard supply of whisky is replaced with the components of Professor Calculus's submarine. He was already had been previously told by his doctor that he was suffering cirrhosis and was told to lay off the alcohol, but he Haddock was ignoring the advice. From the time his last bottle of whisky vanished, to his discovery of the rum, rum in the wreck of the ship, Haddock was forced to go dry.
22nd Feb '17 9:10:05 AM MarsJenkar
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* ChainedToTheWagon: Unintentionally. Captain Haddock's onboard supply of whisky is replaced with the components of Professor Calculus's submarine. He was already told by his doctor that he was suffering cirrhosis and was told to lay off the alcohol, but he was ignoring the advice. From the time his last bottle of whisky vanished, to his discovery of the rum, Haddock was forced to go dry.


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* NailedToTheWagon: Unintentionally. Captain Haddock's onboard supply of whisky is replaced with the components of Professor Calculus's submarine. He was already told by his doctor that he was suffering cirrhosis and was told to lay off the alcohol, but he was ignoring the advice. From the time his last bottle of whisky vanished, to his discovery of the rum, Haddock was forced to go dry.
22nd Feb '17 9:04:36 AM MarsJenkar
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* AlcoholInducedIdiocy: Haddock drinks a full bottle of the 300-year-old rum he'd found, then dives straight back in without putting his helmet back on.



* ChainedToTheWagon: Unintentionally. Captain Haddock's onboard supply of whisky is replaced with the components of Professor Calculus's submarine. He was already told by his doctor that he was suffering cirrhosis and was told to lay off the alcohol, but he was ignoring the advice. From the time his last bottle of whisky vanished, to his discovery of the rum, Haddock was forced to go dry.
* TheCuckoolanderWasRight: Calculus is a believer in divination via pendulum. The pendulum continuously indicates that the treasure is not with the ship, but somewhere else. Later on in the book, he's shown using the pendulum...and it leads him straight into the basement of Marlinspike Hall, where Tintin and Haddock have ''just'' discovered the actual treasure.



* ItsTheJourneyThatCounts: The treasure is not with the wreck of the ''Unicorn'' as first believed, but it does allow for old documents associated with the ship to be recovered, as well as some other components of the ship (such as the figurehead) and of course the rum. Also, Professor Calculus's submarine was successfully tested, and this allowed Calculus to gain a great deal of money from the endeavor. The treasure itself was in Marlinspike Hall, the Haddock family's old estate (and where Tintin was imprisoned in the previous book)--which Professor Calculus purchased with the proceeds of the submarine test.



* RealityEnsues: At one point, Tintin thinks Haddock might have buried the treasure at the foot of a cross on the island, but eventually comes to realize that this was implausible; if he'd managed to get the treasure off the ship, he'd have taken it with him when he was rescued later on.



* TreasureMap: Averted. While this is a treasure hunt story, the co-ordinates of the sunken ship are not part of a map. They are written on three parchments and have to be deciphered. The protagonists originally thought that the Sir Francis Haddock calculated them based on the Greenwich Meridian. Tintin correctly figures that the French naval officers under [[UsefulNotes/LetatCestMoi louis XIV]] were using the Paris Meridian as their reference point.

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* TreasureMap: Averted. While this is a treasure hunt story, the co-ordinates of the sunken ship are not part of a map. They are written on three parchments and have to be deciphered. The protagonists originally thought that the Sir Francis Haddock calculated them based on the Greenwich Meridian. Tintin correctly figures that the French naval officers under [[UsefulNotes/LetatCestMoi louis Louis XIV]] were using the Paris Meridian as their reference point.
20th Feb '17 9:50:27 AM JM1982
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* BadassBoast: Tintin is flustered by all the con artists who claim to be Red Rackham's descendants and demand a share of the treasure. Captain Haddock, however, reminds everyone that ''he'' is a descendant of Sir Francis Haddock, who killed Red Rackham...and there are times when his ancestor's fighting blood boils in his veins. The con artists don't press their claims after that.
* BlatantLies: Dozens of con artists start badgering Tintin and Haddock for a share of the treasure by claiming to be descendants of Red Rackham.
13th Dec '16 11:18:30 AM MrThorfan64
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* NoAntagonist: Unusually for a treasure hunting story of this type, nobody opposes the heroes in their search for Rackham's treasure. The possibility of Max Bird getting involved is brought up, but it never actually happens.

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* NoAntagonist: Unusually for a treasure hunting story of this type, nobody opposes the heroes in their search for Rackham's treasure. The possibility of Max Bird getting involved is brought up, but it never actually happens. The closest thing to a villain here is a shark that attacks Tintin while he's diving.
3rd Sep '16 11:29:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse/{{Comics}} What Happened To The Mouse]]: Max Bird, the villain of the previous story, is mentioned to have escaped from prison. Thomson and Thompson suspect that the man is seeking revenge and could be hiding aboard the treasure-hunter's ship. That convinces the two officers to volunteer their services in this journey. In the end, this plot point seemingly just serves as an excuse to get Thomson and Thompson into the story. By the time the story concludes, there is nothing to indicate that Max was ever aboard the ship. Or even near it. The Thom(p)sons claim he was "discouraged by their presence". Max never appears in any later stories, either. His fate is never resolved.

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* [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse/{{Comics}} What Happened To The Mouse]]: WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Max Bird, the villain of the previous story, is mentioned to have escaped from prison. Thomson and Thompson suspect that the man is seeking revenge and could be hiding aboard the treasure-hunter's ship. That convinces the two officers to volunteer their services in this journey. In the end, this plot point seemingly just serves as an excuse to get Thomson and Thompson into the story. By the time the story concludes, there is nothing to indicate that Max was ever aboard the ship. Or even near it. The Thom(p)sons claim he was "discouraged by their presence". Max never appears in any later stories, either. His fate is never resolved.
3rd Sep '16 11:29:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* UsefulNotes/TheLongitudeProblem: The protagonists originally thought that the coordinates on Francis Haddock's parchments had the Greenwich meridian as the prime meridian. Tintin correctly figures that the French naval officers under UsefulNotes/LouisXIV were using the Paris meridian as their reference point.
3rd Sep '16 11:28:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: In the original French, François de Hadoque (in the English translation: Sir Francis Haddock) was given the château of Moulinsart (Marlinspike Hall) by Louis XIV as a reward for his services in 1695. The problem with that: Moulinsart is situated in the environs of Brussels, i. e. in a part of the world that at the time belonged not to France, but to the Spanish Netherlands and the HolyRomanEmpire.

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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: In the original French, François de Hadoque (in the English translation: Sir Francis Haddock) was given the château of Moulinsart (Marlinspike Hall) by Louis XIV as a reward for his services in 1695. The problem with that: Moulinsart is situated in the environs of Brussels, i. e. in a part of the world that at the time belonged not to France, but to the Spanish Netherlands and the HolyRomanEmpire.UsefulNotes/HolyRomanEmpire.



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