History Recap / TintinTheSevenCrystalBalls

25th Jul '17 8:17:16 AM fruitstripegum
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* ReallyRoyaltyReveal: When Tintin meets Alcazar at the port, he asks him if his now missing partner was a real Indian. Alcazar replies that Chiquito not only was a full-blooded Quechua, but an actual descendant of the Inca rulers called Rupac Inca Huaco.

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* ReallyRoyaltyReveal: When Tintin meets Alcazar at the port, he asks him if his now missing partner was a real Indian. Alcazar replies that Chiquito was not only was a full-blooded Quechua, but an actual descendant of the Inca rulers called Rupac Inca Huaco.
25th Jul '17 8:15:43 AM fruitstripegum
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* NoCommunitiesWereHarmed: The ending of the story is partly set in the French ports of Saint-Nazaire and La Rochelle, which Titin and Haddock reach from Belgium by car. As the English translation relocates the home setting to England (Marlinspike in Marlinshire), it renames the ports Westermouth and Bridgeport, but the animated adaptation uses the original locations.

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* NoCommunitiesWereHarmed: The ending of the story is partly set in the French ports of Saint-Nazaire and La Rochelle, which Titin Tintin and Haddock reach from Belgium by car. As the English translation relocates the home setting to England (Marlinspike in Marlinshire), it renames the ports Westermouth and Bridgeport, but the animated adaptation uses the original locations.
25th Jul '17 8:14:51 AM fruitstripegum
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* {{Fireballs}}: A huge fireball of lightning crashes into the protagonists' household. What some readers may be amazed to know is that this phenomenon actually has some basis in reality. Ball lightning is one the least understood meteorological phenomena known to man. Essentially a ball of light that occurs during a thunder and or lightning storm, these little (or huge) buggers have been known about since antiquity. Nobody knows exactly what the stuff is though, other than a ball of light with electric properties. Its reported characteristics vary wildly, some times it can pass though people without out harming them or times they discharge massive amounts of electricity, even up to a normal lightning strike.

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* {{Fireballs}}: A huge fireball of lightning crashes into the protagonists' household. What some readers may be amazed to know is that this phenomenon actually has some basis in reality. Ball lightning is one the least understood meteorological phenomena known to man. Essentially a ball of light that occurs during a thunder and or lightning storm, these little (or huge) buggers have been known about since antiquity. Nobody knows exactly what the stuff is though, other than a ball of light with electric properties. Its reported characteristics vary wildly, some times wildly - sometimes it can pass though people without out harming them or times them, sometimes they discharge massive amounts of electricity, even up to a normal lightning strike.
3rd Mar '17 7:08:44 AM H2SO4
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* NoCommunitiesWereHarmed: The ending of the story is partly set in the French ports of Saint-Nazaire and La Rochelle, which Titin and Haddock reach from Belgium by car. As the English translation relocates the home setting to England (Marlinspike in Marlinshire), it renames the ports Westermouth and Bridgeport.

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* NoCommunitiesWereHarmed: The ending of the story is partly set in the French ports of Saint-Nazaire and La Rochelle, which Titin and Haddock reach from Belgium by car. As the English translation relocates the home setting to England (Marlinspike in Marlinshire), it renames the ports Westermouth and Bridgeport.Bridgeport, but the animated adaptation uses the original locations.



* RuleOfSeven: Seven cursed explorers, seven crystal balls hurled at them and and placing them in comas.

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* RuleOfSeven: Seven cursed explorers, seven crystal balls hurled at them and and placing them in comas.comas.
* StealthPun: Captain Haddock walks into a bar...ouch.
26th Jan '16 4:11:03 PM Andyroid
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* NoMoreForMe: Haddock pours himself a drink of rum as he swears before a portrait of Professor Calculus to find his missing friend. When the portrait ''starts speaking to him'', Haddock decides he's had enough and pours the drink out a window.



** Much like ''Recap/TintinCigarsOfThePharaoh'' the plot was inspired by the so-called ''curse of the mummy'' surrounding the opening of pharao UsefulNotes/{{Tutankhamun}}'s tomb in 1922, only with the action brought to Peruvian mummies instead of Egyptian ones.

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** Much like ''Recap/TintinCigarsOfThePharaoh'' the plot was inspired by the so-called ''curse of the mummy'' surrounding the opening of pharao Pharaoh UsefulNotes/{{Tutankhamun}}'s tomb in 1922, only with the action brought to Peruvian mummies instead of Egyptian ones.
31st Mar '15 5:22:44 AM Menshevik
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* NoCommunitiesWereHarmed: The ending of the story is partly set in the French port of Saint-Nazaire and La Rochelle, which Titin and Haddock reach from Belgium by car. As the English translation relocates the home setting to England (Marlinspike in Marlinshire), it renames the ports Westermouth and Bridgeport.

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* NoCommunitiesWereHarmed: The ending of the story is partly set in the French port ports of Saint-Nazaire and La Rochelle, which Titin and Haddock reach from Belgium by car. As the English translation relocates the home setting to England (Marlinspike in Marlinshire), it renames the ports Westermouth and Bridgeport.



** Professor Tarragon's house really exists. It was located somewhere in Belgium. During the Nazi occupation of Belgium, when this story was made, Creator/{{Herge}} and his assistant Bob De Moor went to the house to draw sketches of it. They had just finished and were about to leave when they saw a car full of German Nazi officials drive to it in the distance. Apparently it was used as one of their head quarters! When Hergé told this anecdote to a journalist after the war he added: "If they had turned up a little earlier they would've probably have spotted our suspicious activity and forced us to explain what we were doing there."

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** Professor Tarragon's house really exists. It was located somewhere exists in Belgium.Brussels. During the Nazi occupation of Belgium, when this story was made, Creator/{{Herge}} and his assistant Bob De Moor went to the house to draw sketches of it. They had just finished and were about to leave when they saw a car full of German Nazi officials SS soldiers drive to it in the distance. Apparently it was used as one of their head quarters! headquarters! When Hergé told this anecdote to a journalist after the war he added: "If they had turned up a little earlier they would've probably have spotted our suspicious activity and forced us to explain what we were doing there."
31st Mar '15 5:17:59 AM Menshevik
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* NoCommunitiesWereHarmed: The ending of the story is set in the French port of Saint-Nazaire and La Rochelle, which can be reached by car from the Captain's château in Belgium. As the English translation relocated Moulinsart to England as Marlinspike, it renames the ports Westermouth and Bridgeport.

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* NoCommunitiesWereHarmed: The ending of the story is partly set in the French port of Saint-Nazaire and La Rochelle, which can be reached by car Titin and Haddock reach from the Captain's château in Belgium. Belgium by car. As the English translation relocated Moulinsart relocates the home setting to England as Marlinspike, (Marlinspike in Marlinshire), it renames the ports Westermouth and Bridgeport.
31st Mar '15 5:15:42 AM Menshevik
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* NoCommunitiesWereHarmed: The ending of the story is set in the French port of Saint-Nazaire and La Rochelle, which can be reached by car from Belgium. As the English translation relocated Moulinsart to England as Marlinpike, it renames the ports Westermouth and Bridgeport.

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* NoCommunitiesWereHarmed: The ending of the story is set in the French port of Saint-Nazaire and La Rochelle, which can be reached by car from the Captain's château in Belgium. As the English translation relocated Moulinsart to England as Marlinpike, Marlinspike, it renames the ports Westermouth and Bridgeport.
31st Mar '15 5:14:34 AM Menshevik
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* NoCommunitiesWereHarmed: The story accurately depicts the French port of Saint-Nazaire. The English translation renames it Westermouth for no good reason.

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* NoCommunitiesWereHarmed: The ending of the story accurately depicts is set in the French port of Saint-Nazaire. The Saint-Nazaire and La Rochelle, which can be reached by car from Belgium. As the English translation relocated Moulinsart to England as Marlinpike, it renames it the ports Westermouth for no good reason.and Bridgeport.
31st Mar '15 5:08:59 AM Menshevik
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[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/album-tintin-seven-crystal-balls_4866.jpg]]Tintin goes to visit Captain Haddock and Professor Calculus at their new home in Marlinspike Hall. On the train, he reads about a team of seven explorers led by Professor Sanders-Hardiman (Sanders-Hardmuth in the original French) returning home after a two year expedition in the Andes where they discovered the tomb of the ancient Incan ruler Rascar Capac, with the latter's mummy in tow. A strange man compares them to the Egyptologists who unearthed Tutankhamen's tomb and claims the same fate will befall them. Later on, Tintin attends a music hall with Haddock and is surprised to see General Alcazar, who since ''[[Recap/TintinTheBrokenEar The Broken Ear]]'' was deposed and now is performing as a knife thrower. Another act by a psychic also mentions the Incan expedition and claims its members are in grave danger.

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[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/album-tintin-seven-crystal-balls_4866.jpg]]Tintin goes to visit Captain Haddock and Professor Calculus at their new home in Marlinspike Hall. On the train, he reads about a team of seven explorers led by Professor Sanders-Hardiman (Sanders-Hardmuth in the original French) returning home after a two year expedition in the Andes where they discovered the tomb of the ancient Incan ruler Rascar Capac, with the latter's mummy in tow. A strange man compares them to the Egyptologists who unearthed Tutankhamen's tomb and claims the same fate will befall them. Later on, Tintin attends a music hall with Haddock and is surprised to see General Alcazar, who since ''[[Recap/TintinTheBrokenEar The Broken Ear]]'' was deposed and now is performing as a knife thrower. Another act by a psychic also mentions the Incan expedition and claims warns its members are in grave danger.
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