History WMG / Tintin

17th Oct '17 3:16:50 AM Kittencakes
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I know DeathOfTheAuthor is popular to throw around, but considering how the Tintin stories go, in which the majority were inspired by real life events of the time period, I think it's safe to assume Tintin and his friends lived off more adventures in the following years, some imaginary, some slightly based on real world issues: seeing Japan turn into a first world economy and Peru submit to communism terrorism in the 80s, helping the Emir in the matter of the Gulf War...And based on setting itself on current events.

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I know DeathOfTheAuthor is popular to throw around, but considering how the Tintin stories go, in which the majority were inspired by real life events of the time period, I think it's safe to assume Tintin and his friends lived off more adventures in the following years, some imaginary, some slightly based on real world issues: seeing Japan turn into a first world economy and Peru submit to communism terrorism in the 80s, helping the Emir in the matter of the Gulf War...And based on setting speaking of of "basing itself on current events.
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The times change, and what was once socially acceptable can't be anymore, or the unthought can be accepted. Seeing how Alph-Art featured the first prominent supporting female character (not counting Castafiore), it's safe to believe that in future Tintin stories, more female characters would feature more prominently (perhaps one could even be added to the group?). And maybe supporting non-white characters that previously appeared in the series would have bigger roles, like Chang or Abdullah.

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The times Times change, and what was once socially acceptable can't be anymore, or the previously unthought can be accepted. Seeing how Alph-Art featured the first prominent supporting female character (not counting Castafiore), it's safe to believe that in future Tintin stories, more female characters would feature more prominently (perhaps one could even be added to the group?).main group of characters?). And maybe supporting non-white characters that previously appeared in the series would have bigger roles, like Chang or Abdullah.
17th Oct '17 12:46:18 AM Kittencakes
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Hence the seeming FaceHeelTurn of the Syldavians in ''The Calculus Affair'' - the Syldavians have no particular reason to feel grateful to our heroes for the trip to the moon and the scandal might even have been bad enough to topple whatever government might have been working with Calculus to begin with.

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Hence the seeming FaceHeelTurn of the Syldavians in ''The Calculus Affair'' - the Syldavians have no particular reason to feel grateful to our heroes for the trip to the moon and the scandal might even have been bad enough to topple whatever government might have been working with Calculus to begin with.with.

[[WMG: Tintin lived many more adventures after the canonical ones, based on events of the real world.]]
I know DeathOfTheAuthor is popular to throw around, but considering how the Tintin stories go, in which the majority were inspired by real life events of the time period, I think it's safe to assume Tintin and his friends lived off more adventures in the following years, some imaginary, some slightly based on real world issues: seeing Japan turn into a first world economy and Peru submit to communism terrorism in the 80s, helping the Emir in the matter of the Gulf War...And based on setting itself on current events.

[[WMG: The new stories would reflect the social thoughts of the era.]]
The times change, and what was once socially acceptable can't be anymore, or the unthought can be accepted. Seeing how Alph-Art featured the first prominent supporting female character (not counting Castafiore), it's safe to believe that in future Tintin stories, more female characters would feature more prominently (perhaps one could even be added to the group?). And maybe supporting non-white characters that previously appeared in the series would have bigger roles, like Chang or Abdullah.
15th Apr '17 10:35:00 AM moloch
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[[WMG: Tintin's real name is Martin Totor.]]
No complicated theory. Just that Tintin is short for Martin (and his pen-name as a journalist and the name he goes by) and he's the same character as the young boy scout from Hergé's early strip The Adventures of Totor. Sure, it looks a bit odd to compare Totor to the Tintin of "... in Tibet", but factoring in the ''severe'' EarlyInstallmentWeirdness in "Land of the Soviets" it's not so strange.
22nd Jun '16 6:56:13 AM RossN
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* Considering what happened to the others abducted, even Krollspell just being dropped near Cairo where his clinic is, this looks quite likely.

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* Considering what happened to the others abducted, even Krollspell just being dropped near Cairo where his clinic is, this looks quite likely.likely.

[[WMG: The Syldavian Government bitterly regretted backing the lunar expedition in ''Destination Moon''/''Explorers on the Moon''.]]
While the lunar expedition seems like a great success from a scientific point of view, and from that of a personal point of view it was probably a PR disaster for the Syldavians. To begin with despite providing the highest possible security the project was infiltrated by agents of a foreign power, which hardly casts the ZEPO (Syldavia's intelligence agency) in the best light. Worse however is the fact that the ''only'' Syldavian on the expedition is a murderous traitor who sneaks aboard - Professor Calculus would seemingly sooner bring his friend's dog than a Syldavian despite their money and resources bankrolling the operation. Finally we know the cold war between Syldavia and Borduria turns particularly bad almost immediately afterwards in ''The Calculus Affair'' meaning that many in Syldavia might wonder if that uranium might have been better spent on weaponry than a costly moon rocket that doesn't even offer them any national prestige.

Hence the seeming FaceHeelTurn of the Syldavians in ''The Calculus Affair'' - the Syldavians have no particular reason to feel grateful to our heroes for the trip to the moon and the scandal might even have been bad enough to topple whatever government might have been working with Calculus to begin with.
19th Apr '16 10:26:02 AM erforce
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[[WMG: Tintin's father is IndianaJones.]]

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[[WMG: Tintin's father is IndianaJones.Franchise/IndianaJones.]]



* Given the time period Tintin was first published, IndianaJones may have been too young to father him. His father, however...

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* Given the time period Tintin was first published, IndianaJones Franchise/IndianaJones may have been too young to father him. His father, however...
31st Jul '15 11:30:48 AM ScroogeMacDuck
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*Semi-jossed by WordOfDante: most "tintinologist" assume that in a LitteraryAgentHypothesis, the stories happened shortly before being published in the real world. This is a kind of convention. So the stories published during WWII were actually what happened DURING WWII. As for why it's not addressed… "Please don't ask me why, no one quite know the answer", as another children book author would put it.
20th Apr '15 1:32:05 PM nombretomado
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While the events of ''The Calculus Affair'' are set during the ColdWar and Borduria uses quite a few CommieLand tropes it also still has a lot Nazi/Fascist elements - in fact the political ideology of the ruling regime is called 'Taschism', after the dictator Marshal Kûrvi-Tasch.

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While the events of ''The Calculus Affair'' are set during the ColdWar UsefulNotes/ColdWar and Borduria uses quite a few CommieLand tropes it also still has a lot Nazi/Fascist elements - in fact the political ideology of the ruling regime is called 'Taschism', after the dictator Marshal Kûrvi-Tasch.
2nd Jan '15 10:31:52 AM MrThorfan64
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Only the memory altering went wrong and he's still evil.

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Only the memory altering went wrong and he's still evil.
evil.



They're not perfect duplicates of each other, but comic![[http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20111104023733/tintin/images/d/d0/Ivan_Ivanovitch_Sakharine.png Sakharine]] bears a great resemblance to [[http://videocitylondon.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/87266229a-rackham-rouge-jpg.jpg Red Rackham]]. They have similar noses, foreheads, and [[BadassBeard beards]]. Perhaps, in an original draft of the script, Herge had intended to play up this resemblance: either Sakharine was supposed to be the real villain, or a red herring to distract from the actual villain, or it was just going to be a joke about how the infamous pirate's descendent is a harmless collector.

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They're not perfect duplicates of each other, but comic![[http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20111104023733/tintin/images/d/d0/Ivan_Ivanovitch_Sakharine.png Sakharine]] bears a great resemblance to [[http://videocitylondon.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/87266229a-rackham-rouge-jpg.jpg Red Rackham]]. They have similar noses, foreheads, and [[BadassBeard beards]]. Perhaps, in an original draft of the script, Herge had intended to play up this resemblance: either Sakharine was supposed to be the real villain, or a red herring to distract from the actual villain, or it was just going to be a joke about how the infamous pirate's descendent is a harmless collector.collector.

[[WMG: Rastapopoulos and the rest of his gang were only dropped off unharmed but with amnesia]]
* Considering what happened to the others abducted, even Krollspell just being dropped near Cairo where his clinic is, this looks quite likely.
27th Oct '14 5:47:27 PM JBC1187
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[[WMG: Herge had originally intended Sakharine to be Red Rackham's ancestor.]]

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[[WMG: Herge had originally intended Sakharine to be Red Rackham's ancestor.true descendent.]]
15th Jun '14 5:41:59 PM JBC1187
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[[WMG: Herge had originally intended Sakharine to be Red Rackham's ancestor.]]
They're not perfect duplicates of each other, but comic![[http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20111104023733/tintin/images/d/d0/Ivan_Ivanovitch_Sakharine.png Sakharine]] bears a great resemblance to [[http://videocitylondon.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/87266229a-rackham-rouge-jpg.jpg Red Rackham]]. They have similar noses, foreheads, and [[BadassBeard beards]]. Perhaps, in an original draft of the script, Herge had intended to play up this resemblance: either Sakharine was supposed to be the real villain, or a red herring to distract from the actual villain, or it was just going to be a joke about how the infamous pirate's descendent is a harmless collector.
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