History Recap / TintinTheBrokenEar

19th May '18 5:19:17 PM eroock
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* ExtraExtraReadAllAboutIt: A paper boy promotes the news about war being declared.
19th May '18 4:43:22 PM eroock
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19th May '18 4:42:34 PM eroock
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* AlcoholHic: The Colonel after some heavy drinking with Tintin.
* ApologeticAttacker: The Colonel is terribly sorry to have to shoot Tintin.


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* BeatStillMyHeart: One of the Arumbayas attempts to cut out Snowy's heart to give it, still beating, to his brother.


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* CatchAndReturn: Tintin throws the bomb right back at the assassin.


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* EurekaMoment: Tintin when dropping the journal in the street and reading the content upside down.
* EveryCarIsAPinto: Tintin's (empty) car when falling off the cliff.


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* InevitableWaterfall: Tintin encounters one when he has to jump into the river.


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* LastMinuteReprieve: The revolution saves Tintin from being executed by a squad.


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* LookBehindYou: Tintin tricks Alonzo and Ramon this way when they apprehend him up in the jungle.


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* PiranhaProblem: When Tintin and Snowy fall into the river.


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* SoreLoser: The enraged General is FiringInTheAirALot after losing a chess match to Tintin.
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* WallOfText: A couple of exposition speech bubbles by Ridgewell towards the end are pretty wally.
11th May '18 8:31:33 PM tinolgist1
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* DarkerAndEdgier: Even ignoring the revolution and the war ''The Broken Ear'' probably has the highest 'onscreen' bodycount in the series [[spoiler: the sculptor Balthazar (killed by Tortilla), Tortilla (drowned by Alonzo and Ramon), Corporal Diaz (killed by his own bomb) and Alonzo and Ramon (drowned.)]] Additionally while the story probably has more gags than [[Recap/TintinTheBlueLotus the previous adventure]] the comedy tends towards the [[BlackComedy dark]] (see ShotAtDawn below).
** [[spoiler: After Alonzo and Ramon die, '''it shows them in Hell!''']]

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* DarkerAndEdgier: Even ignoring the revolution and the war ''The Broken Ear'' probably has the highest 'onscreen' bodycount in the series [[spoiler: the sculptor Balthazar (killed by Tortilla), Tortilla (drowned by Alonzo and Ramon), Corporal Diaz (killed by his own bomb) and Alonzo and Ramon (drowned.)]] ) Additionally while the story probably has more gags than [[Recap/TintinTheBlueLotus the previous adventure]] the comedy tends towards the [[BlackComedy dark]] (see ShotAtDawn below).
** [[spoiler: After Alonzo and Ramon die, '''it shows them in Hell!''']]Hell!'''



* DraggedOffToHell: [[spoiler: Alonzo and Ramon after being drowned are seen being dragged by off demons, presumably to hell.]] One of the few surreal events in the series. It may count as an EarlyInstallmentWeirdness.

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* DraggedOffToHell: [[spoiler: Alonzo and Ramon after being drowned are seen being dragged by off demons, presumably to hell.]] hell. One of the few surreal events in the series. It may count as an EarlyInstallmentWeirdness.



* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: Pablo]]

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* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: The odious oil man Trickler and arms manufacturer Bazarov who between them cook up a war.]]

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* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: The odious oil man Trickler and arms manufacturer Bazarov who between them cook up a war.]]



* ShotAtDawn: Hilariously played with - Tintin is framed as a revolutionary and sentenced to death by firing squad, only to be saved when an officer [[JustInTime rushes in with news that General Tapioca has been overthrown and Tintin can thus go free]]. As he is being untied ''another officer'' rushes in with news that Tapioca has defeated the revolution so Tintin will have to face the firing squad after all. [[spoiler: Fortunately their rifles have been sabotaged and by the time they have been fixed the revolutionaries really ''have'' won.]]

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* ShotAtDawn: Hilariously played with - Tintin is framed as a revolutionary and sentenced to death by firing squad, only to be saved when an officer [[JustInTime rushes in with news that General Tapioca has been overthrown and Tintin can thus go free]]. As he is being untied ''another officer'' rushes in with news that Tapioca has defeated the revolution so Tintin will have to face the firing squad after all. [[spoiler: Fortunately their rifles have been sabotaged and by the time they have been fixed the revolutionaries really ''have'' won.]]



* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: Tintin spares Pablo's life and thus he comes to rescue him from prison, [[spoiler: though he will betray Tintin in ''Tintin and the Picaros'']]. Also, arms dealer Basil Zaharoff is seen selling arms to both General Alcazar and immediately afterwards to his rival in the opposing country.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: As mentioned under DarkerAndEdgier, [[spoiler: the book ends with Alonzo and Ramon falling into the sea, drowning, and being dragged to hell by black devils with pitchforks]]. In the famous 1990s animated series, Tintin manages to grab them and save them from drowning, sending them to prison instead.

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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: Tintin spares Pablo's life and thus he comes to rescue him from prison, [[spoiler: though he will betray Tintin in ''Tintin and the Picaros'']].prison. Also, arms dealer Basil Zaharoff is seen selling arms to both General Alcazar and immediately afterwards to his rival in the opposing country.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: As mentioned under DarkerAndEdgier, [[spoiler: the book ends with Alonzo and Ramon falling into the sea, drowning, and being dragged to hell by black devils with pitchforks]].pitchforks. In the famous 1990s animated series, Tintin manages to grab them and save them from drowning, sending them to prison instead.



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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: It's unclear how Tortilla learned about Lopez and the fetish in the first place, something Tintin lampshades.

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It's unclear how Tortilla learned about Lopez and the fetish in the first place, something Tintin lampshades.
23rd Mar '18 7:36:48 PM Asue
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* DeusExMachina: Perhaps ''literally'' this time: Just when Alonzo is about to shoot a tied up Tintin the house they're in is struck by lightning that sends Tintin flying out of the house!
* DraggedOffToHell: [[spoiler: Alonso and Ramon after being drowned are seen being dragged by off demons, presumably to hell.]] One of the few surreal events in the series. It may count as an EarlyInstallmentWeirdness.

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* DeusExMachina: Perhaps ''literally'' this time: Just when Alonzo is about to shoot a tied up Tintin Tintin, the house they're in is struck by lightning that lightning, and it sends Tintin flying out of the house!
house! Averted in the Nelvana animated series, where the situation is resolved by Snowy coming in and biting the ropes to free Tintin, and then both escape the house by the window.
* DraggedOffToHell: [[spoiler: Alonso Alonzo and Ramon after being drowned are seen being dragged by off demons, presumably to hell.]] One of the few surreal events in the series. It may count as an EarlyInstallmentWeirdness.
7th Sep '17 7:39:03 AM fruitstripegum
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* {{Blackface}}: How Tintin disguises himself aboard the ship (in the animated adaptation, he wears a a false mustache and glasses).

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* {{Blackface}}: How Tintin disguises himself aboard the ship (in the animated adaptation, he wears a a false mustache and glasses).
7th Sep '17 7:38:31 AM fruitstripegum
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* AdaptedOut: Pablo and Trickler do not appear.

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* AdaptedOut: Pablo and Trickler do not appear.appear in the AnimatedAdaptation.
23rd Aug '17 3:26:44 PM fruitstripegum
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* WhatDidIDoLastNight: Tintin is rather confused as to how he became a colonel, having been too drunk to remember the events of the previous day.



* WhatDidIDoLastNight: Tintin is rather confused as to how he became a colonel, having been too drunk to remember the events of the previous day.
7th Aug '17 11:49:53 AM fruitstripegum
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* AdaptedOut: Pablo and Trickler do not appear.


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* {{Blackface}}: How Tintin disguises himself aboard the ship (in the animated adaptation, he wears a a false mustache and glasses).
25th Jul '17 7:35:55 AM fruitstripegum
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* {{Ventriloquism}}: Ridgewell saves him and Tintin out of a sticky situation by using this technique.

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* {{Ventriloquism}}: Ridgewell saves him gets himself and Tintin out of a sticky situation by using this technique.
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