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Character sheet for the ''Franchise/{{Tintin}}'' comic book series and its [[WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfTintin1991 1990s animated adaptation]].

!!The Main Cast

[[folder: Tintin]]
[[caption-width-right:312:Great snakes!]]
-> Played by Jean-Pierre Talbot (''Tintin and the Golden Fleece'', ''Tintin and the Blue Oranges''), Dal [=McKennon=] (Belvision series), Colin O'Meara (90's animated series), Richard Pearce (BBC Radio Series 1 and 2), Creator/JamieBell (Spielberg/Jackson film)

The protagonist of the series, a young and adventurous reporter who seems to have a knack for getting himself involved in all sorts of amazing, fantastical adventures.

* TheAce: Hergé admitted Tintin was an idealized version of himself (even though Haddock was his favorite character).
* AmateurSleuth: Tintin ends up doing Thomson and Thompson's jobs for them more often than not.
* ATeamFiring: Tintin is a crack shot when aiming at things without a pulse. Otherwise...
* BadassAdorable: He's been noted as baby-faced more than once.
* BadassBookworm: A highly intelligent young journalist and a force to be reckoned with. Solves crimes and punches out bad guys on a regular basis.
* BadassLongcoat: His trenchcoat.
* BerserkButton:
** Wanna find out what happens when you threaten or harm any friends of his? It's your funeral.
** Attempts to bribe him also seem to be a ''very'' efficient way to make him angry, as several villains have found out over the course of his adventures. Most memorably, Mitsuhirato once approached him while he was about to be executed and offered him a way out if he would join the japanese secret services. Tintin seemed half-amused half-interested at first, but the moment money was added to the deal, he beat the crap out of the japanese spy and threw him out of the cell.
--> '''Mook:''' He refused?\\
'''Mitsuhirato:''' How'd you guess?
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Tintin is as easy going and sweet as they come but he can knock down men twice his size with a single well placed punch.
* BornLucky: Ooooh boy. He tends to get himself out of trouble through very unlikely circumstances.
* TheCape: He's a totally morally upstanding sort of guy.
* CelibateHero: In part because of when he was aired and where, but he never displays any particular interest in women.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: In his first two books, he was originally something of a rude, inconsiderate troublemaker who didn't mind getting into fights.
* CloudcuckoolandersMinder: It's frightening to imagine what sort of (drunken) trouble Captain Haddock would get into if Tintin wasn't there to keep an eye on him.
* CuteBruiser: Look at him; doesn't he look just sweet and innocent? But he's pretty good with the old fisticuffs or an improvised weapon, and has repeatedly battered far larger foes unconscious.
* {{Determinator}}: In ''Recap/TintinTintinInTibet'', as well as in the Spielberg/Jackson film. He inspires Haddock not to give up, which in turn inspires Haddock to encourage Tintin to do the same the one time he does almost give up. Bottom line, there's only so much Tintin will do or risk for himself, but for his friends there's nothing he ''won't''.
* DistressedDude: He ends up in trouble, knocked unconscious and tied up constantly.
%%* TheEveryman
* {{Forgiveness}}: He's quick to give people a second chance, and felt obligated to SaveTheVillain several times over the course of the series.
* FriendlessBackground: Prior to meeting Haddock and Calculus his only regular associate was Snowy.
** Although by that point he had already struck up the extremely signficant friendship with Chang and the Thom(p)sons considered themselves Tintin's friends, as did a number of persons whom Tintin had met on his travels abroad and would meet again, notably Oliveira da Figueira, Ridgewell, and Bianca Castafiore.
* GoodIsNotSoft: He's a very humble and understanding person, but he'll call out on anybody who does cross his limit or puts him in a dangerous situation. He'll even fight his friends if they prove to be too much of a hindrance at times.
* GoodOldFisticuffs: His very effective fighting style.
* GuileHero: Throughout the course of the series, he would lie to the bad guys, disguise himself, trick the bad guys, fool the bad guys etc... A typical scene in an adventure could have him pointing behind a villain and yelling "Look out!" after they make him crash his car, and then he would steal ''their'' car while they were distracted.
** He would also use whisky and reverse psychology to get the Captain to cooperate.
* HeroesLoveDogs: Snowy is Tintin's longest companion and trying to hurt Snowy is one of very few ways to get Tintin genuinely mad.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Captain Haddock.
* IconicOutfit: The plus-fours.
%%* IdealHero
* [[IKnowKarate I Know Savate]]: As revealed in ''The Black Island''. Notably, the live action films have him doing UsefulNotes/{{Judo}} throws.
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: Immune to any kind of vice whatsoever (except getting drunk, a few times in the earlier volumes ...and for his initial racism, although that was more CharacterizationMarchesOn than anything else).
* IndyPloy: Tintin's resourcefulness and quick thinking has gotten him out of more tight spots than he can count.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: All of his friends are either significantly older than him or significantly younger.
%%* InstantExpert
* IntrepidReporter: Subverted as his adventures only have a very tenuous connection to his job if at all. It's implied that he writes about his adventures afterwards and that's what we're reading in the comics.
* JumpedAtTheCall: All the time, except in ''Tintin and the Picaros''.
* MasterOfDisguise: Tintin has pulled off quick disguises quite often to sneak into enemy ranks or avoid capture.
* NiceGuy: He's polite, calm, levelheaded, reasonable, rational, and all around a pretty nice felly.
* OnlySaneMan: Between the hot-headed Captain, hearing impaired Professor and the bumbling Detectives, Tintin has his hands full.
* PintsizedPowerhouse: He's slighter and younger than many of the people he encounters... but he's capable of taking on two gorilla-henchmen at the same time!
* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: For someone who is supposedly a reporter, he doesn't get to do a lot of story writing. Most of the places he visits are because of his job, though.
** Chalk it up to LiteraryAgentHypothesis. The stories about his adventures ''are'' his reports, or at least are based on them; when they originally appeared in newspapers, Herge occasionally wrote fake articles that had Tintin interviewing some of the other characters on the finer details of what was going on -- an opportunity for Herge to [[ShownTheirWork show his research]].
* RedHeadedHero: His hair is usually colored orange.
* ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules: Resisted bribery attempts at least twice.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: The Sensitive Guy to Haddock's Manly Man.
* TechnicalPacifist: While he is willing to fight, he goes to great lengths to avoid conflict.
* VagueAge: He's old enough to enter a pub and drink a beer (''The Black Island'') and old enough to live alone with his dog in his own apartment. However, he is still referred to as a "young boy", and a "puppy." [[WordOfGod Hergé]] stated that when he first thought about Tintin, the character was 14 or 15 years old, but in an interview he stated: "but now, let's say that he is 17."

[[folder: Snowy]]
-> Milou
-> Played by Andrew Sachs (BBC Radio Series 1 and 2), Susan Roman (90's animated series)

Tintin's faithful pet dog, a loyal and trusted companion who is always by Tintin's side.

* AnimalTalk: Only in the original comics and in the radio adaptations.
* BigDamnHeroes: Frequently saves Tintin's ass by biting someone else's. Naturally, in the knick of time.
** And then there was the time in ''Cigars Of The Pharaoh'' when Snowy bit ''Tintin himself'' in the ass to break him out of the Fakir's hypnotic spell.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Comics only, when he talks to the reader.
* CanineCompanion: One of the most famous in fiction.
* TheChewToy: A mild example, there's a running gag of people stepping on his tail throughout the series. He also never gets to keep the bones he finds.
* DeadpanSnarker / SnarkyNonHumanSidekick: Again, comics only.
* {{Determinator}}: If Tintin gets into trouble, nothing can stop him from helping his master. The best example is the way Snowy tracks Tintin to Marlinspike after the Bird brothers kidnap him in ''Secret of the Unicorn''. In the Spielberg/Jackson film, he jumps onto a truck in the middle of a busy intersection, leaps through a herd of cows, and sneaks onto a ship to find him.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: He casually speaks to Tintin in ''Tintin in America'', but for the rest of the series remain a NearlyNormalAnimal.
* EvilDetectingDog: Snowy often has people figured out as evil on instinct before Tintin has proof.
* FriendToAllChildren: Befriends nearly every child character the gang encounters, with the possible exception of the prank-happy Abdullah.
* GoodAngelBadAngel: Whenever he encounters a particularly tasty-looking bone.
** Or some of Haddock's spilled whiskey.
%%* HeroicDog
* HyperCompetentSidekick: Occasionally. Snowy can figure out some matters way before Tintin has.
* NearlyNormalAnimal: In the comics we can hear all he has to say but in other adaptations, he's a dog with above average intelligence.
* NonHumanSidekick: For the first ten or so adventures Snowy was Tintin's only companion.
* TeamPet: His role on the team.
%%* TimmyInAWell

[[folder: Captain Haddock]]
!Captain [[spoiler: Archibald]] Haddock
[[caption-width-right:300:Billions of blue, blistering barnacles!]]
-> Played by Georges Wilson (French films), Creator/PaulFrees (Belvision series), David Fox (90's animated series), Leo [=McKern=] (BBC Radio Series 1), Lionel Jeffries (BBC Radio Series 2), Creator/AndySerkis (Spielberg/Jackson film)

A blustering and fierce-tempered seaman, Captain Haddock was originally the captain of a trading vessel called the Karaboujan, where his malevolent First Mate Allan kept him pliant in a whiskey-induced alcoholic stupor, allowing him to secretly use the ship as part of an opium-smuggling ring. With Tintin's help, the good captain escaped and eventually aided in foiling the smuggling ring, but his ship was lost forever. Settling down on land, he returned to aid Tintin in pursuit of a treasure secreted by his ancestor, Sir Francis Haddock, after which he became wealthy in his own right and a constant companion in Tintin's adventures.

* AccidentalMisnaming: Bianca Castafiore is never able to get his name right.
* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: A lot of his cursing uses alliteration in the translation. For example, "Billions of blue blistering barnacles!"
* {{Adorkable}}: In ''The Secret of the Unicorn,'' when acting out the story of Sir Francis Haddock.
* AgentScully: Always dismisses the supernatural despite having seen the impossible with his own eyes several times.
** In ''Tintin in Tibet'', he refuses to acknowledge the existence of the [[BigfootSasquatchAndYeti Yeti]].
** Happens again in ''Flight 714'' when he states his disbelief in both aliens and hypnosis.
** And he refuses to believe in fortune telling in "The Castafiore Emerald". Even though he saw a pretty convincing case of it in "The Seven Crystal Balls."
* AlcoholInducedIdiocy: Haddock, we're looking ''right'' at you. Literally. You're the picture on the trope page. Dry, he's a force to be reckoned with. Let him swallow a ''drop'' of liquor, though, and he's capable of starting a fire in a ''wooden lifeboat.'' And ''breaking the oars for fuel.'' And when he realizes what he's done, he'll try to put out the fire... With '''[[MolotovCocktail whiskey]]'''. '''''[[DistantReactionShot ker]]-[[StuffBlowingUp WHOOMP]]'''''
* TheAlcoholic: The good captain is quite found of whiskey and rum, and early on, he is shown to get ''outright nauseated'' whenever he drinks non-alcoholic drinks, especially water. Despite often being played for laughs, the comic does makes it quite clear that his addiction is a huge problem for him and the people around him, especially as he frequently engages in AlcoholInducedIdiocy, and a good part of his CharacterDevelopment is him getting some measure of control over his drinking habits.
* AmusingInjuries: Frequently subjected to these.
* BadassBeard: He sports a small but very impressive beard.
* BadassFamily: His ancestor Francis Haddock was also quite a badass.
* TheBerserker: He once charged swinging his rifle at a flank of desert bandits when they shot his booze. Deconstructed, however, because it should have got him killed; he only saved his life because the bandits fled from a bigger menace behind Haddock.
* BerserkButton: Stealing or destroying his booze. On a more serious note, in ''The Red Sea Sharks'', he goes ''ballistic'' when he meets a modern-day slave driver.
* BoisterousBruiser: He's the most boisterous, outgoing and aggressive member of the "Tintin Trio"; Tintin prefers to talk or outwit adversaries and Professor Calculus is usually too oblivious to even ''realise'' he's in danger, but Haddock is the first to take a swing at someone.
* BreakoutCharacter: Not the main character, but almost certainly the most popular one.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: As troublesome as he may be, no one can deny that he's an excellent sailor.
* CatchPhrase: Billions of blue blistering barnacles!
** Thousands of thundering typhoons!
** All '''202''' of Haddock's catch phrases are [[http://www.tintinologist.org/guides/lists/curses.html here]].
** At the end of the Spielberg/Jackson film, he gets so excited [[spoiler: over finding what Sir Francis Haddock salvaged of the treasure]] that he actually mixes up his own catchphrase!
%%* CelibateHero
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: When first introduced he was a weak and pathetic alcoholic, but after he dried out he became the salty-mouthed, assertive, somewhat bullheaded sea dog everyone knows him as.
* TheChewToy: Lampshades this himself in ''Destination Moon'': when Calculus accidentally catapults a bit of plaster from his ear-trumpet into Mr. Baxter's face, Haddock exclaims delightedly: "Blistering barnacles! I thought that sort of thing only happened to me!"
* CluelessBoss: Was this during his introduction, where he was a drunken wreck who had no idea that his ship was being used to smuggle opium.
%%* CoolOldGuy
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Yeah, he's kind of a goofball. But he's a pretty damn good fighter when he needs to be.
* DeadpanSnarker:
--> '''Mr. Baxter:''' I am delighted that a sailor should be one of the first men to set foot on the moon!
--> '''Captain Haddock:''' It would have been all the same to me if a piccolo-player had gone.
* {{Determinator}}: When he's dead set on something, you better not stand in his way. Some instances include not giving up on the search for Calculus in "The Seven Crystal Balls", or doing everything in his power to cure Calculus' amnesia in "Destination Moon".
* DissonantSerenity: In ''The Shooting Star'', Tintin finds the captain at the helm during a fierce storm, cheerfully asking if Tintin's enjoying the breeze.
* TheDrunkenSailor: Initially an alcoholic, but he grows out of it over the series. He still likes his drink, until he loses the ability to stomach alcohol due to an invention by Calculus in the final album.
* EarlyInstallmentCharacterDesignDifference: In his first appearance, he was notably slimmer and more emaciated-looking due to his alcoholism. Hergé later started drawing him a stockier man.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Tintin, Calculus and the rest only address him by Captain. In fact, his first name is said literally once in the entire series.
* FatherNeptune: A subversion. As soon as Haddock settles down in Marlinspike Hall, he finds he much prefers solid ground under his feet over a seafaring life -- although he remains a very capable navigator when his services are called for.
* FloweryInsults: He spouts these instead of the distinctly more earthy curses you'd expect of a sailor. Justified in that he was published for a Catholic children's entertainment comic, so naturally he couldn't be using swears, and it helped cement him as an iconic character.
* GenerationXerox: Is a dead ringer for his ancestor, Sir Francis Haddock.
* GoodIsNotNice: In contrast to Tintin, who sometimes has to convince Haddock to be more forgiving with people who cross him.
* GoodSmokingEvilSmoking: Of the "CoolOldGuy pipe smoker" kind.
* GrumpyBear: Much more surly and belligerent than Tintin.
* HairTriggerTemper: He's quick to start spouting his distinctive curses or even make physical threats when he's crossed.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Tintin.
* HighClassGlass: He tries wearing a monocle after inheriting Marlinspike Hall. Turns out it makes lousy adventuring gear. He even drops them so often that has to carry spare ones in his pocket.
* HotBlooded: He really doesn't need a lot of excitement to get him raring for action.
* HurricaneOfEuphemisms: A common part of his tirades of flowery insults.
* IdenticalGrandson: To his forefather Francis Haddock, down to copying his catchphrases.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He may be a grumpy, hot-tempered old drunkard, but he cares deeply for his friends.
** It's stated by Tintin in ''Tintin in Tibet'', after Haddock angrily tells Tintin he'll follow him in his wild goose chase all over the Himalaya so they can hypothetically find an old friend who would have had to survive a plane crash, the freezing cold and starvation before to be found:
--> '''Tharkey''': That's a great friend you have here.
--> '''Tintin''': The best.
* TheLancer: He quickly becomes Tintin's right-hand man and best friend despite them being near-total opposites.
* LargeHam:
** Ah yes, there's a reason why the people who made the [=BBC=] radio adaptations decided to cast Leo [=McKern=].
** And a reason why Creator/StevenSpielberg and Creator/PeterJackson cast Andy Serkis, a man who's proven that he can ''[[Film/TheLordOfTheRings quite convincingly]]'' [[Film/KingKong2005 ham things up]].
* LethallyStupid: When he gets drunk. Especially in his first appearance, where he lights a fire in a boat and causes a plane to crash in the desert.
* ThisLoserIsYou: Inevitable, being the {{Foil}} to [[TheAce Tintin]].
* NiceHat: His captain's cap.
* OlderSidekick: Haddock is at the very least a decade older than Tintin.
* PapaWolf: When it matters he'll do anything to protect his friends, especially Tintin.
* PunchClockHero: The man just wants a quiet life. [[WithFriendsLikeThese Is that too much to ask]]?
* RagsToRiches: Started off as an alcoholic, hardworking sailor, but becomes wealthy after he and Tintin find the treasure of his ancestor Sir Francis Haddock.
* SeadogBeard: Sports a perfect example of one.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: The Manly Man to Tintin's Sensitive Guy.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Whiskey. Until Calculus slips his pills that give him an allergy to it.
* UnusualEuphemism: The author originally wanted Captain Haddock to, well, swear like a sailor, but he had to keep the comic family friendly. He compromised by using this strategy, which ended up becoming Captain Haddock's signature character trait.
* ViolentGlaswegian: Is given a Scottish accent in the movie.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Captain Chester and Professor Calculus.

[[folder: Professor Calculus]]
!Professor Cuthbert Calculus
-> Professeur Tryphon Tournesol
[[caption-width-right:227:Acting the goat, am I?!]]
-> Played by Paul Frees (Belvision series), Wayne Robson (90's animated series), Stephen Moore (BBC Radio Series)

Although Tintin had encountered eccentric professors and scientists before, when he crossed paths with Professor Cuthbert Calculus, he found his most persistent ally. Mild-mannered and intelligent, but absent-minded, stubbornly in denial about his troubles hearing and generally oblivious, Professor Calculus was an important part of the hunt for Sir Francis Haddock's treasure; in return for his having purchased Captain Haddock's ancestral home of Marlinspike Hall as a gift to the Captain for allowing the trial of his anti-shark submarine, Haddock allows Professor Calculus to live and work on the estate.

* AbsentMindedProfessor: Mostly due to his poor hearing but see the conclusion of "The Calculus Affair" for a non-hearing example.
* AlliterativeName: Cuthbert Calculus, Tryphon Tournesol in the original version.
* BerserkButton: For all his alleged gentleness, he has a lot of buttons and a HairTriggerTemper, albeit a fairly mild one. You don't want to mention his family members in inappropriate situations (including ones he doesn't have). You'll want to avoid knocking off his hat, as well. And for the love of God, never tell him he's "acting the goat". Still, of course, there's always the chance he'll mishear you, for better or worse.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Most of the time he's a very good-natured and polite person, but push one of his {{Berserk Button}}s and you'll quickly regret it.
* BreakoutCharacter: He was the last in a fairly long line of kooky scientists and eccentric professors when he was introduced, but after he joined the cast, he became a permanent member of the team, whereas his counterparts were all one-shot appearances.
* BunglingInventor: Much more competent than many other examples and his inventions have helped immensely, but when they fail it's spectacular.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: He may be eccentric and severely hearing impaired, but nobody doubts his genius.
* CaptainOblivious: Due to being hard of hearing, he is blissfully unaware of most events going on around him and continually interprets them wrong.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Due to his curiously selective hearing impairment rather than his intelligence. He rarely has any idea of what the gang is currently involved in.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: When his BerserkButton is pressed, NO ONE can stand in his way. He becomes hyper competent, is able to scare off Haddock and even appears to have gained super strength and lifts a man twice his size.
* ADayInTheLimelight: ''The Calculus Affair'', as well as the Moon albums which turn him into a competent character.
* DistressedDude: Calculus getting kidnapped is the main story drive of the Seven Crystal Balls[=/=]Prisoners of the Sun storyline and The Calculus Affair.
* TheFool: He is often in the middle of dire straits without having any idea what's going on.
* GadgeteerGenius: Introduced as having invented several bizarre inventions, including a wall bed and a clothes-brushing device.
* GeniusBruiser: He claims to be a former boxer and savateur, aside from other sports and physical occupations, and for what we see of his strength when angry, he's probably telling the truth. He notably picks up a man of twice his size and hangs him on a coat rack, and later gives the similarly heavier-looking Carreidas a savage beatdown off-page before he's restrained (despite the same book showing earlier that his current savate could use some work). However, he rarely fights actively against real enemies, as most of the time is not even aware of them.
* HerrDoktor: The Belvision AnimatedAdaptation gives him a German accent.
* HiddenDepths:
** As mentioned above, ''Destination Moon'' and ''The Calculus Affair'' proved that the good professor is very down-to-earth indeed whenever the world is threatened. He has even less concern for his personal safety in these situations.
** He also shows an unexpected romantic streak vis-à-vis the Milanese Nightingale in ''The Castafiore Emerald'', thus becoming the only major character in the series to display such tendencies.
* [[IKnowKarate I Know Savate]]: In ''Flight 714''. But he's admittedly gotten rather rusty since his university days, as he falls down rather spectacularly when he tries to demonstrate a jumping high kick.
* KidnappedScientist: In ''The Calculus Affair''. Also technically in ''Prisoners of the Sun'', though his kidnapping there isn't because of him being a scientist.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Herge based the character on scientist, inventor, and enthusiastic balloonist Dr. Auguste Piccard, who even invented a submarine.
* NoListeningSkills: A RunningGag is that he never hears correctly what Captain Haddock has to say. To be fair to the Professor, he is hard of hearing, but his deafness seems to become stronger any time Haddock (and only Haddock) says something (even if he's yelling it aloud).
* OmnidisciplinaryScientist: Seems to specialize in physics (having invented a way to use nuclear propulsion on a rocket) but has done remarkable things even outside that field, such as design a miniature submarine (engineering), breed a special strand of white rose (botany) and create a pill capable of making those who take it find the taste of alcohol repulsive (pharmacology).
* ThrowingOffTheDisability: In ''Destination Moon'', he gets an ear trumpet and later a hearing aid so that he will be able to hear the radio transmissions; he insists he's "just a little hard of hearing in one ear", but needs to be able to hear absolutely perfectly for the mission.

[[folder: Thompson & Thomson]]
!Thompson[[note]]With a P, as in UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}}.[[/note]] & Thomson[[note]]Without a P, [[{{Dissimile}} as in]] UsefulNotes/{{Venezuela}}.[[/note]]
-> Dupond and Dupont
[[caption-width-right:300:To be precise...]]
-> Played by Creator/SimonPegg and Creator/NickFrost (Spielberg/Jackson film), Charles Kay (BBC Radio Series), Paul Frees (Belvision series), Dan Hennessey and John Stocker (90's animated series)

A pair of oddly identical bungling detectives, Thompson and Thomson frequently cross paths with Tintin and often inadvertently complicate things as a result.

* AccidentalHero: In ''The Blue Lotus'', they catch Rastapopulous by bumping into him when he's trying to escape.
* CaneFu: Her favorite fighting style, although they are rarely competent at it.
* CatchPhrase: One of them always adds "To be precise..." followed by the same sentence or explanatio given previously by the other.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: In their first appearance, they're actually quite competent, donning effective disguises, doing brilliant spy field work and nearly trapping Tintin on several occasions. It's later when they become bumbling cops (with the exception of ''The Secret of the Unicorn'', where they manage to trap their sought thief).
* TheChewToy: Because of their foolishness and clumsiness, they tend to be accident-prone, which played for laughs.
* Cloudcuckoolander: Well, Plural. After a misunderstanding involving an x-ray machine in ''Destination Moon'', they become convinced that there is a skeleton wandering around the Sprodj Atomic Research Centre in. They even ''try to arrest'' a skeleton model hanging in the office of the Centre's resident osteologist, [[PunnyName Dr. Patella]].
* CluelessDetective: Well, Plural. Tintin does most of the sleuthing and the two are mostly there to officially take the villains in.
** They are at least somewhat aware of this: In ''The Black Island'', they explicitly plan to let Tintin catch the crooks and then claim the credit for themselves.
* {{Determinator}}s: While their competence is questionable at best later on, they won't let that slow them down. At one point (''Prisoners of the Sun'') they were canvassing the ''Earth'' trying to track down Tintin and Co.
** WrongGenreSavvy: Considering where Tintin's adventures take him, it wasn't that unreasonable to search the places that they did.
* TheDividual (twindividual): They are practically one person in two clumsy bodies. Unlike most examples, they are not even brothers.
* EarlyBirdCameo: Hergé retroactively added Thomson and Thompson to a single panel when he redrew ''Tintin in the Congo''.
* EvilCounterpart: In the BBC radio adaptation of ''The Calculus Affair'', the Bordurian guards asigned to escort Tintin and Haddock are essentially evil versions of the Thompsons, right down to mannerisms, ineptitude, and the voice actor.
* FaceDeathWithDignity: Say what you will about their intelligence, but they definitely don't lack courage. When they're facing the firing squad in ''Tintin and the Picaros'', they refuse to be blindfolded and are willing to stare death in the face.
* {{Flanderization}}: Their first appearances showed them to be clumsy, comedic, but also quite capable, even [[spoiler:busting Tintin out of prison]] at one point. Later depictions made them generally incompetent.
* HeelFaceTurn: In earlier volumes they are often trying to catch Tintin due to a misunderstanding or Tintin being framed.
* IdenticalTwinIDTag: Their mustaches look slightly different: Thomson's curls in while Thompson's flares out.
* IncrediblyObviousTail: PlayedForLaughs in ''The Blue Lotus'' when the two are [[http://m0vie.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/bluelotus1.jpg followed through the streets of Shanghai by a growing crowd of Chinese townspeople who are laughing at them due to their ridiculous, incredibly out-of-date Chinese clothing]].
* InexplicablyIdenticalIndividuals: They are not related in any way, despite they are physically indistinguishable and their minds are very much alike. Haddock even sporadically calls them twin brothers in a joking way.
* InspectorJavert: Initially.
* InspectorLestrade: To such an extent that this trope would probably have been named after them if this Wiki had been started by Francophones. By happy coincidence (or maybe not so much), their names are one letter away from a French word for "dumbass", and it's the go-to name in parodies.
* TheKlutz: They can't walk out a hatch on a ship without tripping or bashing their heads.
* LawfulStupid: Later on.
* {{Man Child}}ren: In later stories they become much more silly and bungling.
* NiceGuy: They may be bumbling buffons but they do mean well and are determined to make sure crime is brought in.
* NewspaperThinDisguise: [[http://www.empireonline.com/images/uploaded/Bowler-hats-to-be-precise.jpg In the Spielberg/Jackson film.]]
* PaperThinDisguise: In addition to being totally out-of-date in respect to their surroundings (i.e. [[http://www.comicbookbrain.com/_imagery/2013-01-23/blue-lotus-b-620-detail.jpg wearing ancient Chinese clothing in modern (1930's) China]]), most disguises employed by the pair do little, if anything, to conceal their true identities, with Tintin, Haddock and assorted others easily recognising them (much to their bewilderment).
* PoliceAreUseless: But they ''are'' the police, and they have the good sense to listen to Tintin, even deferring to him on occasion.
* PrivateDefective: Most of the time are clearly shown to be police detectives, but some occasions make them look like they work in their own agency.
* RelatedInTheAdaptation: The Belvision AnimatedAdaptation makes them genuine twin brothers.
* SingleMindedTwins: Almost to a tee, except that [[InexplicablyIdenticalIndividuals they aren't actually twins]].
* SmartBall: Invoked on a few rare occasions when it's necessary to advance the plot. They help Tintin out a few times in ''The Cigars of the Pharaoh'', and manage to catch the pickpocket in ''The Secret Of the Unicorn''... eventually, at least.
* {{Spoonerism}}: Their iconic verbal tic is a tendency to mix up each other's words.
* ThoseTwoGuys: Which is why they're played in the CGI Motion-Capture film by Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, who are ThoseTwoGuys themselves!
* TwinBanter: Only that they are not twins.
* UltimateJobSecurity: They stay on the force and are consistently given major cases no matter how incompetent they really are.

!!Recurring Characters

[[folder: Bianca Castafiore]]
!Bianca Castafiore
A robust and well-known opera singer who is a friend of Tintin's. She has something of an affection for Captain Haddock, who personally finds her singing awful but is too polite to offend her, whereas Professor Calculus is infatuated with her.

* AbhorrentAdmirer: To Captain Haddock. Or was it Hoddack? Haddad?
%%* AlwaysCamp
* CatchPhrase: ''Will'' burst into the Jewels Aria at the drop of a hat.
* TheChick: The only recurring and prominent female member of the series.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: To an extent. She doesn't seem to fear authority figures, which may be why she was so successful at getting information out of Col. Sponsz (''The Calculus Affair'') and taking just ''6 panels'' to shut down her own trial in San Theodoros (''Tintin And The Picaros'').
* [[DreadfulMusician Dreadful Singer]]: Tintin, Haddock and Snowy certainly think so, though the fact that she's a world famous ''Opera'' diva may indicate that this is subject to opinion in-universe.
* FatGirl: A positive example. Despite her hilariously over-the-top antics, she is mostly a well-meaning ally to the main characters.
* GlassShatteringSound: While her voice was never explicitly shown to shatter glass in the comics (at best, Tintin looks relieved at the reinforced-plastic sign on the car window when she starts singing) , TheMovie takes this trope UpToEleven when she [[UnwittingPawn unwittingly]] shatters a ''reinforced plexiglass cage'', allowing the villains to steal the McGuffin within. The villains were ''counting on this to happen''.
* GratuitousEnglish: She dabbles a bit in this in the original French-written version.
* GratuitousItalian: In English translations as well as in the French version.
* [[KavorkaMan Kavorka Woman]]: She may be an extremely RareFemaleExample of the trope. Despite neither being much of a looker nor very compelling company, she has quite a few male characters clearly enchanted, including Calculus and Colonel Sponsz. Granted, Calculus's reaction to General Alcazar's wife Peggy suggests he just may have a very unique taste in women.
* LargeHam: A RareFemaleExample
* LauncherOfAThousandShips: InUniverse, tabloids have reported that she's getting hitched with just about every single head of state, powerful tycoon or other influential figure they can think of.
* {{Malaproper}}: Gets ''a lot'' of peoples' names wrong, with the apparent exception of Tintin and important members of government. Especially noticeable with Captain Haddock in ''The Castafiore Emerald'', although he did stumble a bit when he first introduced himself in ''The Calculus Affair''.
* MeaningfulName: Her first name means "white", while her surname literally means "chaste flower". (Which becomes a BilingualBonus when Calculus names a white rose he has bred after her.)
* MenAreGenericWomenAreSpecial: Zigzagged, since the comparison here is "world-famous explorer-reporter, his highly colorful ex-captain partner, and a ditzy genius" to "world-famous Opera diva".
* NeverASelfMadeWoman: Notably averted. She's single, unrelated to the main characters and has done well for herself despite being [[TheSmurfettePrinciple the sole female character of note]] in a series that takes place in a time where it was difficult for unmarried women to make their own living, let alone become world-famous singers.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Comes off as a regular CloudCuckooLander... until her help is needed (as in The Calculus Affair or Tintin and the Lake of Sharks): then she proves to be a level-headed and resourceful ally.
* PityTheKidnapper: ''Picaros'' sees her locked up in a San Theodoros jail. She proceeds to make the jailers' life hell by demanding her pasta be cooked ''al dente''. And then there's the singing...
* ThePrimaDonna: Fits the archetype, but is much nicer and more well-mannered than usual.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: One of the only female recurring characters, and certainly the only notable one.
* SurprisinglyGoodEnglish: Given her usual personality, you'd expect more Gratuitous Italian from her.
* TheThingThatWouldNotLeave: ''The Castafiore Emerald'' is all about her inviting herself to live in Marlinspike Hall for several weeks.

[[folder: Nestor]]

A butler employed at Marlinspike Hall, first by the villainous Bird Brothers, and then by Captain Haddock after he purchases the estate.

* BadlyBatteredBabysitter: Abdullah's stay at Marlinspike in ''The Red Sea Sharks'' is "a little trying" on him. That is, he appears to have lost several pounds, most of it in the face.
* BattleButler: He tries to be this in ''Secret of the Unicorn''.
* ButtMonkey: He's prone to accidents and mistreatment.
* HeelFaceTurn: Played with. In his first appearance, he is working for the villainous Bird brothers, but as it turns out, he had no idea about their criminal activities.
* TheJeeves: He's Captain Haddock's loyal butler; naturally, he fits this role.
* NobleBigot: He's plainly prejudiced towards Arabs and Roma, but he's still a pretty decent guy.
* SatelliteCharacter: To Haddock and the Bird brothers before him.
%%* StraightMan

[[folder: Jolyon Wagg]]
!Jolyon Wagg
->Séraphin Lampion

An insurance salesman that Tintin and Haddock seem to keep running into.

* DropInCharacter: To Haddock's eternal suffering.
* HawaiianShirtedTourist: In ''Tintin and the Picaros''. See, it's ''not'' only America that exports annoying boorish tourists in ugly shirts, Belgium apparently does too.
* JerkAss:
** A less intentional example than most, but there's no denying that he's basically an arrogant, smug, inconsiderate asshole. He could count as being InnocentlyInsensitive, but most of the time no one ever has the initiative to call him out on his obnoxiousness.
** One of his least sympathetic moments: learning that la Castafiore had her jewels insured, he calls Haddock to complain that the captain didn't try to convince her to switch to his company.
* TheMillstone: In ''The Calculus Affair''.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Much to Haddock's relief, he panics and leaves whenever anything dangerous or just plain weird happens.
* TheThingThatWouldNotLeave: He invites himself (and at one point, his entire extended family) to stay at Marlinspike Hall at several points without Haddock's permission. At the end of "The Calculus Affair", when Haddock returns from the adventure to find his home occupied by Wagg's family, Wagg has the gall to tell Haddock to "act like he's at home".
* VitriolicBestBuds: Wagg can't seem to comprehend that neither Haddock nor anyone else at Marlinspike Hall can stand him.

[[folder: General Alcazar]]
!General Alcazar

A South American soldier and the on-off leader of a BananaRepublic that Tintin has something of a friendship with.

* AffablyEvil: It's pretty clear that left to his own devices, he's not a good guy. Still, he's a happy-go-lucky guy who genuinely likes Tintin and his friends.
* BlackAndGrayMorality: The main difference between him and Tapioca is that Tapioca got help from the [[CommieNazis Commie-Nazi]] Bordurians in the form of Colonel Sponz. By contrast, Alcazar was supposedly sponsored by the [[MegaCorp International Banana Company]].
* {{Expy}}: Of UsefulNotes/CheGuevara - though only in his last appearance; mostly he is a generic South American ''caudillo''.
* EyesAlwaysShut: His art design always makes him look like his eyes are closed.
* FullCircleRevolution: It's heavily implied that he's really no better than General Tapioca.
* TheGeneralissimo: His basic archetype.
* GoldDigger: Though technically non canonical, in an original draft of ''Tintin and The Picaros'' he explains that he married his wife because she is very wealthy and has connections to an arms dealership.
* HairTriggerTemper:
** Both played straight and subverted in ''The Broken Ear''. When Alcazar drafts Tintin into his revolutionary army and makes him a colonel, his aide-de-camp Colonel Diaz suggests that Tintin should be a corporal instead, since Alcazar's army already has 3,487 colonels and only 49 corporals. Alcazar is so furious at this suggestion that he immediately demotes Colonel Diaz to the rank of corporal and appoints Tintin as his new aide-de-camp.
** Tintin himself experiences the subversion when Alcazar makes Tintin play a game of chess with him. When Tintin wins the game, an outraged Alcazar gets up, pulls out his gun and shoots at Tintin, very narrowly missing him. Tintin is terrified, and Alcazar starts laughing, explaining that the gun was loaded with blanks and he was just playing a joke.
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: He's not exactly the most moral of Tintin's acquaintances.
* HenpeckedHusband: His wife Peggy bullies him quite shamelessly.
* HouseHusband: He can lead a guerilla war campaign and wash the dishes...in a pink apron.
* KnifeThrowingAct: While deposed from power Alcazar perfored such an act in Tintin's country to get by.
* LatinoIsBrown: Downplayed. He (and the other San Theodorians) has a slight darker skin than the European characters, but it's still paler compared to the skin of the Incas / Peruvians in ''Prisoners''. TruthInTelevision since Latin America has a very diverse population varying in different skin tones all across the spectrum.
* NotSoDifferent: From Tapioca
%%* ProgressivelyPrettier
* PermaStubble: He sports this.
* PunchClockHero: He isn't a particularly good guy, he just happens to be on Tintin's side.
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: The Picaros are Alcazar's thirty or so hardcore supporters who remain loyal to him after he's overthrown by Tapioca.
* TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized: Tintin suggesting carrying on the revolution without unnecessarily shedding blood, especially Tapioca's, is a BerserkButton to him. Tintin was only able to convince him to act this way by offering him the necessary means to cure his militia of alcoholism, but everyone could still tell how much Alcazar despised the idea. RuleOfFunny, Tapioca himself sees this as utter madness.
* TheRevolutionWillNotBeVilified: Or taken seriously.
* TokenEvilTeammate:
** It's implied that he isn't much better than General Tapioca. In ''Tintin and the Picaros'', Tintin and his friends are really only helping the General partly because of Tintin's past friendship with him, and-more importantly-so they can rescue the Thompsons and Madame Castafiore from being executed.
** In ''The Red Sea Sharks'', he was involved in some fishy smuggling business.

[[folder: Emir Ben Kalish Ezab and Abdullah]]
!Mohammed Ben Kalish Ezab

The Emir of a small Arabic nation whom Tintin occasionally runs into and can tenuously call a friend. Best known for his doting over his hellion of a child, Abdullah.

* ArabOilSheikh: His basic character design.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: He usually comes off meek and is generally not very scary. However in the ''Land Of the Black Gold'', Muller actually attempted suicide because he believed the only alternative would be to be handed over to the Emir for his crimes, suggesting the Emir is far more authoritative when the situation warrants. It's suggested he practices impalement as a punishment.
* DotingParent: He spoils Abdullah shamelessly and indulges his every whim, which is quite obviously ''why'' the little monster is such a brat. He waves off all of Abdullah's jokes (except on one notable occasion, when Abdullah trades his favorite cigars for exploding joke cigars) and gets quite offended at people not wanting to indulge Abdullah as much as he does.
* SkewedPriorities: Threatens to expose a slave-trafficking operation if an airline doesn't make its ''passenger jets do a loop-the loop'' before landing.
* TokenEvilTeammate: Much like General Alcazar, the Emir has somewhat lax moral standards. He was apparently perfectly fine with allowing Arabair to operate a slave trafficking ring in his country until they refused his son's ridiculous request to make their planes fly in loops before landing. Much like with Alcazar, Tintin primarily aids the Emir for his own reasons; the first time to solve the mystery of the mysterious fuel sabotages before the impending war, and the second time to take down Rastapopoulos's slave market.


The obnoxious, bratty, spoiled-rotten son of Emir Ezab.

* EnfantTerrible: To everyone but his father.
%%* TheNicknamer
* PracticalJoke: Abdullah just loves them. His father finds them hilarious... until he's the target of one.
* RoyalBrat: Abdullah's father mentions that sitting for a painting was very hard on Abdullah... and the artist went mad after.

[[folder: Igor Wagner]]
!Igor Wagner
* DistressedDude: Along with Castafiore and Irma, he's put in prison in ''Tintin and the Picaros''.
* FamousNamedForeigner: His name is a two-for-one reference to Igor Stravinsky and Richard Wagner.
* TheGamblingAddict: His most prominent characteristic outside of his pianist job given in ''The Castafiore Emerald'', he likes to sneak away during piano sessions to bet on horse races.
* NoRespectGuy: Castafiore certainly doesn't have much consideration for him when she's in a foul mood.
* TheQuietOne: Outside of ''The Castafiore Emerald'', he borders on TheVoiceless.
* RedHerring: His suspicious behaviour related to his gambling habits, as well as the soles of his shoes matching the footprints outside Castafiore's window, make him a suspect for the diamond thefts in ''The Castafiore Emerald''.
* SatelliteCharacter: Slightly less so than Irma, but outside of ''The Castafiore Emerald'', he has no character beyond being Castafiore's pianist.

[[folder: Irma]]
* BattleButler: Despite [[LizLemonJob being treated like dirt]] by Bianca Castafiore, she possesses an unshakeable loyalty to her...and will beat the stuffing out of anyone who dares suggest otherwise.
* BerserkButton: Go ahead, accuse her of disloyalty to Castafiore, I dare you.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: The Thompsons learn this the hard way.
* CharacterDevelopment: Starts out as a FlatCharacter, but becomes ''slightly'' more defined in her second appearance in ''The Castafiore Emerald''
%%* LargeHam
%%* PerpetualFrowner
* SatelliteCharacter: Almost always seen with her employer, Castafiore, and defined completely by her relationship with her.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Castafiore, to the point where she's just as shaken as her employer when they think her jewels have been stolen.

[[folder: Chang Chong-chen]]
!Chang Chong-chen
* DistressedDude: In ''Tintin in Tibet''.
* HappilyAdopted: Mr. Wang adopts him at the end of ''The Blue Lotus''.
* NiceGuy: Chang is sweet, clever, humble and caring. He's certainly a big contrast against the rambunctious Abdullah.
%%* ParentalAbandonment
* SmallRoleBigImpact: He only actually appears in two stories (''The Blue Lotus'' and ''Tintin in Tibet'') and is mentioned in a few others, but in the latter, it is obvious that he is one of the people Tintin cares for the most.
* TagalongKid: After Tintin saved him from drowning Chang accompanied him on his journey.

[[folder: Mrs. Finch]]
!Mrs. Finch
%%* BitCharacter
* FlatCharacter: Basically, she's Tintin's landlady and that's all we ever know about her.
* [[MrExposition Ms. Exposition]]: In ''The Crab with the Golden Claws''.

[[folder: Piotr Skut]]
!Piotr Skut
-> Piotr Szut
* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: No version of his name sounds particularly Estonian, and neither does his accent in the cartoon. He is said to be "from Estonia," rather than specifically an ethnic Estonian, and so could be German, Russian or any of a few other ethnicities. Both his names in the original French exist in real life: the first is the Russian version of Peter, and the second seems to be a rare Polish-Jewish family name.
* EyepatchOfPower: Despite being a ''fighter pilot''. Justified, since he is flying for a [[PrivateMilitaryContractors low-budget mercenary outfit]], who are probably very short on trained personnel.
* HeelFaceTurn: Befriends Tintin and Haddock so quickly it's easy to forget he was technically a PunchClockVillain for the first two pages he appeared on.
%%* NiceGuy
* PunchClockVillain: Was a mercenary hired by Bab El Ehr, and holds no animosity towards Tintin for shooting him down.
* PunnyName: In the original French, his name sounds like "zut", making Haddock think he's being difficult when he's actually introducing himself. In the English translation, Haddock misunderstands the name as a rude command to "scoot".
* RememberTheNewGuy:
** He's not an example in the comics, but the English dub of the animated series changes the dialogue in his first meeting with Tintin and Haddock for no apparent reason so that Tintin already somehow knows his name.
** The animated version of ''The Red Sea Sharks'' takes place after ''Flight 714''. It's not clear how they met in the series; in "Flight 714", they know each other, that's that.
* ThatRussianSquatDance: Does in ''The Red Sea Sharks''.
* YouNoTakeCandle: Talks like this in ''Red Sea Sharks''. When we see him later he spaks more fluently.

[[folder: Oliveira da Figueira]]
!Senhor Oliveira da Figueira
* ButWaitTheresMore
* HonestJohnsDealership: Played with. He's perfectly honest and a genuine friend to Tintin, but you really don't want to stay too long with him because he'll sell you enough useless items to fill a small truck. He's just ''that'' good at his job.
* IntrepidMerchant
* TheStoryteller: He's able to conjure a detailed, incredibly dramatic backstory for Tintin's disguise in ''[[Recap/TintinLandOfBlackGold Land of Black Gold]]'' from out of nowhere (there was a count and a snail breeder involved), which keeps Müller's men engrossed while Tintin infiltrates the study.

!!Recurring villains
[[folder: Roberto Rastapopoulos]]
!Roberto Rastapopoulos
* AmusingInjuries: Only Captain Haddock usually suffered the amount of physical punishment Rastapopulous takes in ''Flight 714'', up to and including being ''hit by a stray grenade.''
* BadBoss: In ''Flight 714'', under the influence of TruthSerum, he reveals that he [[spoiler:was going to have all his henchmen (save for Allan) killed after he would complete his evil plan.]]
* BaldOfEvil: Completely bald and very evil.
* BigBad: The most prominent of such in the series.
* BreakoutVillain: He is not in a whole lot of albums and only briefly in most of them, but he made enough of an impression to be universally considered Tintin's BigBad. Note, though, that appearing in four volumes, Rastapopoulos ''is'' still the most frequently appearing villain in the series alongside Allan, who in most of his appearances was working for him.
* ButtMonkey: Again, In ''Flight 714'', symbolizing his VillainDecay.
* CardCarryingVillain: When under the effects of Dr. Krollspell's shoddy truth serum, he starts bragging about every one of his own foul deeds and gets into a heated debate with the also drugged Carreidas about which one of them is the more evil, calling himself "the Devil incarnate".
* ChekhovsGunman: A man looking very similar to Rastapopoulos appears in ''Tintin in America'', a book before his actual introduction, sitting next to Tintin at a banquet. It is unclear whether Hergé actually meant this character to ''be'' Rastapopoulos, but it's worth noting that he's sitting next to the actress Mary Pikefort, which makes sense given his job as a movie producer, and that in the English translation of ''Cigars of the Pharaoh'', Tintin states that he has met Rastapopoulos before[[labelnote:*]]The [[WatsonianVersusDoylist Doylist]] explanation for this is that ''Cigars of the Pharaoh'' was only published in English after some other stories featuring Rastapopoulos, but it makes for a good Watsonian explanation[[/labelnote]].
* TheChessmaster: During his first appearance as the main villain, when it turns out he's the mysterious leader behind the opium smugglers from ''Pharaos Cigars'' and ''Blue Lotus''. His other plans fall apart before he has time to rebuild.
%%* ClassicVillain; His most obvious motivation is {{Greed}}, but {{Pride}} and {{Revenge}} are quick to come into play once Tintin start foiling his plots again and again. However in his last appearance Tintin gets caught up in their plot by accident.
* DevilInPlainSight: His disguise as the Marquis di Gorgonzola consists of Mephistopheles from {{Theatre/Faust}}, the original BigRedDevil.
* EvilAllAlong: He is introduced in ''Cigars of the Pharaoh'' as a short-tempered but benign movie producer, then revealed in ''The Blue Lotus'' to have been the BigBad all along. Surprising, eh?
* FauxAffablyEvil: Likes to act polite and charming, but will throw tantrums and become violent at the slightest resistance.
* FashionVictimVillain: In his first appearances he wore relatively normal business clothes, but degenerated ''fast''. First, in his disguise as Marquis Gorgonzola, he wore a bizarre red and green outfit that included a cape and a cowl with ''plummage''. In ''Flight 714'', he wore a hideous pink cowboy shirt, complete with hat, boots and bolo tie. And for some reason, carried around a riding crop, even though there's no horses around.
* GagNose: Lampshaded in ''Flight 714'' when the bad guys run into a proboscis monkey.
* GoodSmokingEvilSmoking: Evil cigars of decadence.
* HairTriggerTemper: Has a volatile temper that almost rivals Captain Haddock, including his {{Angrish}} catchphrase "FDJRK!!!!"
* HighClassGlass: Is usually seen wearing a monocle, it even often survives his ClothingDamage.
* IHaveManyNames: After Tintin exposed his criminal activities, he returned in disguise as Marquis Gorgonzola. If the rumors about ''Tintin And the Alph-Art'' are true, he was also Endandinne Akass.
* KarmaHoudini: In ''The Red Sea Sharks''. Subverted in ''Flight 714'' when it's revealed that Tintin's ruining his slave ring eventually bankrupted him.
* TheManBehindTheMan: To [[DiscOneFinalBoss fake bosses]] Mitsuhirato in ''The Blue Lotus'' and Mull Pasha/[[spoiler: Müller]] in ''Red Sea Sharks''.
* ManOfWealthAndTaste: Initially, before he regresses to a tacky rich man (who is not even rich anymore by that point).
* NeverMyFault: During his VillainousBreakdown in ''Flight 274'', a stalactite falls on his head and he starts raving that he doesn't deserve any of this, he'd never hurt a fly. Note that this happens ''after'' his EvilerThanThou drug trip.
* SarcasticConfession: When Tintin barely escapes an ambush after leaving Rastapopoulos, he tells Tintin that if he didn't know better, he'd swear there was some hidden organization trying to destroy him.
%%* SmugSnake
* VillainDecay: He started out as a drug and arms smuggler and eventually moved on to slave trading. However, by the time he appears in ''Flight 714'' he's reduced to trying to steal Lazlo Carriedas's fortune after he was bankrupted by Tintin foiling his schemes. That's just the start of his misfortune, as he tries to threaten to squash Tintin like a spider (and then repeatedly miss said spider), his AmusingInjuries (as noted, he got hit by a ''grenade'', and only got singed), and his being accidentally injected with some defective TruthSerum and getting into a screaming match with Carreidas over which of them is more evil (and arguably ''losing'', given by the way he cries afterwards). And then there's his ridiculous attire, which consists of a salmon-colored shirt, blue jeans, gawdy star-studded cowboy boots and an oversized Stetson. Herge himself {{Lampshaded}} the decay, realizing that after he drew Rastapopulous in that silly outfit, he couldn't take poor Roberto seriously as a villain ever again.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: At first. After he was exposed he started operating under false names to get by.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: It's never revealed what happened to him, Allan and the other henchmen after they were taken by aliens. Considering Krollspell was dropped close to Cairo with amnesia, it is likely Rastapopulous could have made a return if not for AuthorExistenceFailure. Surviving, unfinished notes for ''Tintin And the Alph-Art'' indicate that the main villain Endandinne Akass was Rastapopulous in disguise.

[[folder: Allan]]
->Allan Thompson
* BondVillainStupidity:
** All Tintin villains like to spend quality time with the ol' VillainBall, but it is Allan who really loves this trope. In all albums he's in, he has Tintin at his mercy at some point, and decides to just leave him alone for him to escape.
** Actually justified a few times. In ''TCWTGC'' he is keeping him alive until the boss decides what to do to him, once he finds they want Tintin eliminated he tries to do so. In ''Flight 714'' he leaves Tintin and other prisoners guarded, thinking they'll be sunk on the plane later.
* TheDragon: First to Omar Ben Salaad, then to Rastapopoulos. Is this to Sakharine in the movie.
* DragonInChief: He is by far a more prominent villain than his boss in ''The Crab with the Golden Claws'', and Tintin's final struggle is against him. He is less proactive when he becomes Rastapopoulos's lackey.
* FalseFriend: To Haddock. Also, rather tragically, his OnlyFriend before meeting Tintin.
* GoodSmokingEvilSmoking: Often seen with a fag end in his mouth.
* GratuitousEnglish: Obviously not evident in the English translation, but he does this sometimes in the original French.
* TheHeavy: In ''The Crab with the Golden Claws'', Allan is TheDragon as well as TheHeavy. The BigBad makes only a brief appearance, doesn't do much, and is defeated before Allan is.
* HumiliationConga: His last appearance is basically this.
* OneSteveLimit: In the original French, his name is Allan Thompson. To avoid obvious confusion, the English translation left out his last name entirely.
* {{Retcon}}: He was RetConned into being the villain that threw Tintin overboard in a newer edition of ''Cigars of the Pharaoh'', even though canonically this album takes place before ''The Crab with the Golden Claws'', Allan's introduction. His connection to Rastapopulous' drug cartel fits with his later work with Rastapopulous.
* SmugSnake
* SparedByTheAdaptation: The film, specifically. In the original album ''The Crab with the Golden Claws'', Tintin's struggle to capture Allan forms the climax of the story, and he succeeds (even though Allan must escape or be released by the time of ''The Red Sea Sharks''). But in Spielberg's film, Allan is dispatched when Captain Haddock knocks him down from a height onto a moving truck, carting him out of the fray. It's reasonable to suppose he must have been brought to justice later, once Tintin and Haddock were able to give a full description to the local police -- but this may otherwise have been a deliberate scriptwriting tactic, keeping Allan at large to make his return more plausible if a sequel introduces Rastapopoulous.

[[folder: Dr. J. W. Müller]]
!Dr. J. W. Müller
* BaldOfEvil / BeardOfEvil: A clean sweep of Evil hair!
%%* HerrDoktor
%%* GratuitousGerman
* IHaveManyNames: Professor Smith in ''Land of Black Gold'' and Mull Pasha in ''The Red Sea Sharks''.
* MeaningfulName: Named in honor of Adolfo Simões Müller, a Portuguese writer and publisher who was responsible for publishing ''Tintin'' in Portugal (which was the first country outside France where it was published) and who once helped Hergé's brother when he was in a prisoner's camp during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII by paying Hergé in sardine cans that would later be delivered to his brother.
%%* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate
* PsychoForHire: In his last appearance.
* TheQuisling: Based on a Scottish doctor who worked for the Nazis.
* SurroundedByIdiots: His orders to have Tintin pursued by armored cars and aircraft ends in the planes shooting the cars due to AmbiguousSyntax.
* ThoseWackyNazis: Never explicitly stated, but implied, as Müller was largely based on a RealLife Nazi double agent named Dr. Georg Bell.
%%* WesternTerrorists

[[folder: Colonel Boris]]
!Colonel Boris [[spoiler:/Jorgen]]
* AscendedExtra: Was a relatively minor character in ''King Ottokar's Sceptre'', but is the BigBad's proxy in [[spoiler:the moon books]].
%%* BoundAndGagged
%%* DeathByIrony
%%* ItsPersonal
* KickTheDog: He kicks Snowy down a ladder at one point.
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: Accidentally shoots himself to death in "Explorers on the Moon"]].
%%* TheMole
* PuttingOnTheReich: He's working with the Iron Guard.
* {{Revenge}}: His motive in his reappearance.
%%* TurnCoat
%%* YouSaidYouWouldLetThemGo / ILied

[[folder: Colonel Sponsz]]
!Colonel Sponsz
* ArgentinaIsNaziland: Originally seen running the StateSec in a Central European fascist government, he's later seen in a similar situation in a South American dictatorship.
* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: His name is an elaborate pun on the word "sponge" (''éponge'' in French). Taken at face value, it sounds more Polish-Jewish than anything else.
* BadassLongcoat: As part of the uniform in his original appearance. Averted in ''Tintin and the Picaros'', due to the warmer South American climate.
* BadBoss: Not as much so as many other villains; he is actually a fairly "realistic" secret police officer in this way. However, while he will not usually employ YouHaveFailedMe, he ''can'' be quite unpleasant to subordinates who fail him.
* BeardOfEvil: He sports a neat goatee in his second appearance.
* TheChessmaster: In his second appearance, when he lures Tintin to San Theodoros in order to have him killed and prepares a perfect coverup.
* DragonInChief: As Bordurian "technical advisor" to General Tapioca. It's heavily implied that he and the Bordurians are the ones really in charge, with Tapioca as little more than their front man.
* HighClassGlass: Presumably to invoke a German vibe.
* PuttingOnTheReich: Much like with real-life East Germany, Bordurian military and police uniforms look Nazi-ish with some Soviet-derived features.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: His subordinates get his ice side, Castafiore and (presumably) his personal friends see his sugar side.
* SurroundedByIdiots: The Colonel himself is a competent enough official, but his Bordurian subordinates are incompetent buffoons. In ''The Calculus Affair'', Tintin and Haddock give some of Sponsz's agents the slip in heavy traffic, and get rid of others by ''getting them drunk and locking them in their hotel rooms.''
* ThisIsMyNameOnForeign: Becomes Colonel Esponja (Colonel Sponge) in San Theodoros.
* WickedCultured: Shows appreciation for the Castafiore's singing talent and invites her to sing for a party he's hosting. The next morning, he's humming the Jewels Aria.

[[folder: General Tapioca]]
!General Tapioca
%%* EdibleThemeNaming
* EvilCounterpart: To Alcazar, although [[TheThermidor there is little setting the two apart]].
* FascistButInefficient: His security is so lax that Alcazar and the Picaros are able to seize power by sneaking into his office and forcing him at gunpoint to read a declaration that he's stepping down and handing power over to Alcazar, all without firing a shot.
* FateWorseThanDeath: [[spoiler: He considers his humiliating banishment to be this; he'd much rather been executed.]]
%%* FullCircleRevolution
%%* TheGeneralissimo
* NotSoDifferent: The last page of ''Tintin and the Picaros'' implies that there is little difference between him and General Alcazar
* TheRival: Again, to Alcazar.
* TheUnseen: Until ''Picaros''.
* UnwittingPawn: To Sponsz.
* VillainousBreakdown: He bursts into tears when he realizes that Alcazar is going to spare his life at Tintin's insistence. Apparently it's a San Theodoros tradition for the new dictator to put his predecessor in front of a firing squad if he can catch him.

!!One-shot characters

[[folder: Bobby Smiles]]
!!Bobby Smiles
* BigBad: The nearest thing to a main villain in ''Tintin in America''. He's just one of several gang bosses who Tintin takes on during the course of the story, but he has by far the largest role of any of them.
* EnemyMine: He tries this when he first meets Tintin, offering him a huge salary to help take down Al Capone. Tintin reacts by pulling a gun on Smiles and making it clear that he's there to take down ''all'' the gangsters, not just Capone.
* TheRival: To Al Capone, as Smiles is the boss of the second-biggest gang in Chicago. However, he soon switches to trying to take out Tintin instead.
* SurroundedByIdiots: Had his men been able to tell the difference between poison gas and sleeping gas, Tintin would have been dead right at the start of the story. The Native American tribe that he teams up with at the midway point of the story also don't prove to be the most helpful allies.
* UnusualEuphemism: He tends to shout "Alcatraz!" whenever things don't go his way, likely a reference to the prison where his in-story rival, Al Capone spent most of his sentence.
* WhiteGangBangers: Unlike most of the traditional organized crime in America (Irish Mob, Italian Mob, Jewish Mob, etc.), and unlike his rival Capone's crew, his outfit seems to be made up mainly or entirely of Old Stock Americans like himself.

[[folder: The Fakir]]
!!The Fakir
* TheDragon: While he's just one member of a large criminal organization, he's the most visible member of them in ''Cigars of the Pharaoh'', and the one who poses the biggest threat to Tintin.
* EverybodyCallsHimBarkeep: His actual name is never revealed at any point; everyone just refers to him as "the Fakir."
* RantInducingSlight: One of the few things that genuinely angers him is Tintin knocking him out and then tying him up. Not because he allowed himself to be tricked and captured, mind, but because he considers it an insult to his escapology skills.

[[folder: Mitsuhirato]]
* AffablyEvil: He honestly seems to have no real animosity toward Tintin and is unfailingly polite to him. When Tintin is about to be executed, he even offers him a way out if he agrees to a few conditions.
* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: His name, like those of many Asian comics characters of this period, is a relatively plausible but otherwise meaningless collection of Japanese syllables. Possibly, it was inspired by the real Japanese given name Mitsuhiro.
%%* AsianSpeekeeEngrish
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: As an intelligence agent and underworld overlord, he is sufficiently proficient in the use of both guns and melee weapons to carry out his own assassinations in a pitch, and rather more dangerous than most of his {{Mook}} minions. However, in a fair fight he loses to [[StrongerThanTheyLook Tintin]].
* BaitTheDog: At one point, he has Tintin under his mercy, but reveals he doesn't intend to kill him, and in fact has decided to let him go... only to reveal he will do so after a Rajaijah juice injection, which will drive him mad.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: A very polite, affable host... who also happens to secretly be a drug-trader and a japanese spy.
* TheChessmaster: Runs a major Japanese spy ring as well as an international drug syndicate. Is consulted on foreign policy, manipulates Chinese tongs, British officials and even Tintin himself, and knows how to [[RulesLawyer exploit the system]] for his own benefit.
* CityOfSpies: Shanghai in the 1930s. Mitsuhirato is portrayed as the top Japanese on-site man, with direct access to the government and the local Japanese commanders.
* ConsummateLiar: Tintin is not the only one he fools.
* DoubleAgent: By knowing arrangement with his Japanese superiors. He works both for them and the Pharaonic drug ring, using the drug money to fund his intelligence operations and, occasionally, intelligence assets to further the drug trade.
* [[spoiler:TheDragon: To Rastapopoulos]].
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:He kills himself in jail soon after being arrested.]]
* EqualOpportunityEvil: While a passionate Japanese nationalist, he does not seem to be particularly racist against either the Chinese or the Westerners, and indeed people of both races work in his organization.
* EveryManHasHisPrice: As a wealthy and generous businessman, Mitsuhirato has lots of connections in Shanghai, and, among other things, uses his financial ties with corrupt chief of police Dawson (in the Internatonal Settlement) to have Tintin apprehended and turned over to the Japanese. The same strategy backfires on him, however, when he tries it on [[ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules Tintin himself]].
* FalseFlagOperation: The Mukden Incident, as here portrayed. Also pulls an earlier, smaller-scale one in Tintin, to alienate him from the Sons of the Dragon.
%%* FourEyesZeroSoul
* TheHeavy: While [[spoiler: Rastapopoulos]] eventually is revealed to have been the BigBad all along, Mitsuhirato is the one who actively opposes Tintin for most of the book, and appears as the main villain until TheReveal.
* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: The Japanese in general don't come off very well in ''The Blue Lotus'', and more specifically, the Mukden Incident (instigated by Mitsuhirato himself in this version, with the direct backing of the Japanese premier) is fictionalized and portrayed in a harsher way than the record would seem to justify.
* HonorBeforeReason: Seemingly averted for most of the story, as he engages in various sorts of rather dishonorable villainy. However, [[spoiler: when his schemes fail and he faces trial, thereby bringing shame and disgrace on his fatherland, he [[CruelAndUnusualDeath commits harakiri in prison]], thereby expunging his guilt in the honorable Samurai fashion]].
* JapanesePoliteness: Downplayed. He has this, but less than the stereotype, as well as some hints of a sort of American-ish straight-to-business style in some cases.
* KnifeNut: Tries to kill Tintin with a dagger, as a last resort after his agents botch the job. [[spoiler: He fails, and ends up badly bruised for his trouble]].
%%* ManOfWealthAndTaste
* PatrioticFervor: A Japanese super-patriot who serves his country loyally right to the bitter end. [[spoiler: Which he [[{{Seppuku}} inflicts on himself]], to atone for his failure.]]
* PerpetualSmiler: Always (or nearly so) depicted with a huge, toothy grin. Sometimes it looks sincere, sometimes unctuous, and sometimes [[SlasherSmile furious]].
%%* PsychoForHire: To Rastapopoulos
* RealityEnsues: Plays a savvy subversion of the trope that PoliceAreUseless and villains best dealt with in person. When Tintin beats him up,[[note]]After he tries, and fails, to assassinate him, that is.[[/note]] he [[WoundedGazelleGambit reports him to the authorities]]--And since Tintin never cared to file a complaint with ''his'' version of the story, this results in charges for assault and attempted murder, as well as a manhunt that seriously limits Tintin's movements afterward.
* [[spoiler:{{Seppuku}}: How he meets his end]].
* SharpDressedMan: Always impeccably dressed, except when his clothes are destroyed in battle. Usually seen in morning coat, vest and bow tie.
* TheSocialExpert: Well-connected and with significant influence among the British and American power-mongers in Shanghai, in spite of the handicap of being Asian. Also a ConsummateLiar who fools even Tintin initially.
* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: The plot involves a heavily fictionalized retelling of the Mukden Incident, which is here personally instigated and supervised by Mitsuhirato in collusion with the Japanese government. Its aftermath, with the Lytton investigation and Japan's withdrawal from the League of Nations, is also fictionalized, with various important details changed, and/or simplified to better fit the comic-book format.
* VillainousValor: While mostly a NonActionBigBad, he will fight when he has to, as well as do what it takes to preserve Japan's honor when he fails.
* YellowPeril: To the extent that he is a ruthless, and sometimes sneaky, Asian villain (and drawn as a buck-toothed caricature of a Japanese stereotype). However, he also subverts the trope in some ways. As a cosmopolitan businessman, Mitsuhirato dresses in the Western style, moves in the same circles as the corrupt British and American officials and businessmen who are the minor villains of the story, and shows that he has a lot in common with them; by contrast, the Chinese characters who dress as inscrutable Orientals and speak in proverbs are supporting good characters.

[[folder: Zorrino]]
* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: We never see his parents or have him talk about them, but seeing how young he is and how quickly he leaves with Tintin, it's safe to assume he's probably on his own.
* DistressedDude: Tintin often has to rush in and save him from any peril he gets into. At one point he even gets kidnapped by the bad guys.
* HappilyAdopted: Towards the end of ''Prisoners'' the Incas have taken him in; mostly for him to keep quiet of their secret location, but seeing how he previously lived on the streets, they might also be offering him a home.
* LatinoIsBrown: He has dark skin, and while not an Incan exactly (as we see them in ''Prisoners'', they're their own group apart from the rest of the population, even if they share the same skin tone), he either is of Indigenous / Incan descent, like many current day dark skinned Peruvians are. Makes an interesting contrast to General Alcazar, who is much paler.
* NiceHat: He's always seen wearing his chullo (a hat with earflaps common in the Andes made with llama's wool, among others). The only time he doesn't wear his chullo is when he was kidnapped.
* {{Expy}}: He's basically a Peruvian version of Chang, an orphaned boy whom Tintin saves and in gratitude for that, he helps him in his quest. They both also end up being adopted at the end of their stories.
* StreetUrchin: Managed himself on the streets selling oranges before meeting Tintin. His knowledge of the land and the secret of the Incas comes in handy for Tintin.
* TagalongKid: After Tintin saves him from being harassed by two racist bullies, he feels safe and grateful enough to confide in Tintin and Haddock to help save Calculus (even if that may cost him his life).

[[folder: The Inca]]
!The Inca
* GreyAndGrayMorality: He seems cruel at first, what with cursing the seven explorers and ordering Tintin's execution, but he later on shows nobility by letting Tintin go (after understanding his motivation and seeing how he is a genuine, honest person) and breaking the curse. It's obvious that all his actions in the story are just a means of protecting his people from foreign invaders (to avoid what happened last time...).
* {{Mayincatec}}: Inca explicitly rather than a mish-mash (aside from a few details here and there), but he is the leader of the surviving Incan civilization.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: He doesn't physically fight (but rather, it's suggested all the actions the other Incas do are at his command), but every act he demands is done in order to preserve his culture and his people.
* TheEmperor: The Incas (the figure himself rather than the people as a whole) were pretty much the Emperors of their societies, thought to the descendants/sons of the Sun God.

[[folder: Frank Wolff]]
!Frank Wolff
* AccidentalMurder: [[spoiler:Struggling to stop Jorgen shooting Tintin he accidentally shoots him.]]
%%* TheAtoner
%%* BeingEvilSucks
%%* BoundAndGagged
%%* DealWithTheDevil
%%* TheDogBitesBack
* FaceHeelTurn: His back-story.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: His briefly panicking at the end of ''Destination Moon'' ultimately amounts to this.
%%* TheGamblingAddict
* GuileHero: A ''very'' minor case, but [[spoiler:he improvised a lie to get past the Thompsons and used his technological expertise to make his HeroicSacrifice without being interrupted or further endangering the other crew members]].
%%* HeelFaceTurn
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Exits the rocket, so the others will have enough oxygen to get back to Earth.]]
* MeaningfulName: [[spoiler:"Wolf in sheep's clothing", anyone?]]
%%* TheMole
* MrExposition: Does this once in each of the moon books, the second instance being ''very'' different from the first.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: His words right before the rocket launch, where he regrets getting into this dangerous ordeal, which makes sense as the other characters were also having second thoughts about going into space. [[spoiler:Afterwards, it turns out the danger he was referring to was actually his espionage.]]
%%* NiceGuy
%%* PersonalMook
* {{Pride}}: Not explicitly stated, but if [[spoiler:he'd just told his employers about his gambling debts and about the man who approached him, he could have avoided all his problems; apparently he was too ashamed to do this]].
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: Technically, Herge left a loophole where he ''might'' have survived, but this trope otherwise fits. However, this loophole only exists in Wolff's farewell note in the collected album version: in the original magazine-published version (later changed under pressure from Catholic organizations) Wolff's last note makes it absolutely clear he has no hope of survival.
* ReformedButRejected: He does, eventually, win back the trust of everybody, but it comes at a hefty price.
* RoundedCharacter - He's...complicated, and that's as much as we dare say without spoiler tags.
* WalkingSpoiler: Just look at all that white.
%%* YouSaidYouWouldLetThemGo

[[folder: Mr. Baxter]]
!Mr. Baxter
* CharacterTic: Gnaws on his tie when nervous.
* TheChewToy: He takes the role from Haddock in ''Destination Moon'', to the amused surprise of the latter.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Doesn't realize that Haddock does not want to go on the Moon voyage.
* TheComicallySerious
* DeadpanSnarker: To Haddock in one scene from ''Destination Moon''.
* GreekChorus: Acts as one in ''Explorers on the Moon''.
%%* NiceGuy
%%* ReasonableAuthorityFigure
* StraightMan: To Haddock, Thompson and Thomson and especially Calculus in ''Destination Moon''. Without him, you could easily forget the inherent seriousness of ''sending people to the freaking Moon'' amongst all the antics our heroes pull.

[[folder: Arturo Cartoffoli]]
![[OverlyLongName Arturo Benedetto Giovanni Giuseppe Pietro Archangelo Alfredo Cartoffoli da Milano]]
* {{Determinator}}: A very enthusiastic fellow; can't deny that.
%%* DrivesLikeCrazy
%%* HeroicBystander
* HitchhikerHeroes: Although he ultimately subverts this by leaving the group shortly after he shows up, he initially comes across as a DebutQueue variation.
%%* JumpedAtTheCall
%%* MoodSwinger
* NationalStereotypes: In his own words, "Italian car. Italian driver".
* OverlyLongName: Actually used to escape a speeding ticket as the police officer gets flustered trying to write it down, and he drives off as he's asked to repeat it.

[[folder: Laszlo Carreidas]]
!Laszlo Carreidas
* BunnyEarsLawyer: He's a rich and successful businessman, despite his many quirks and unpleasant personality.
* CardCarryingVillain: When under the effects of Krollspell's shoddy truth serum, at any rate. He starts proudly recounting every foul deed he's committed in his life, and becomes offended by Rastapopoulos's (also drugged) assessment that he's [[EvilerThanThou more evil than him]].
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Has a vast amount of money hidden away to avoid taxes, [[HoistByHisOwnPetard which plays right into Rastapopoulos's scheme.]]
* EvilerThanThou: When he and Rastapopoulos are injected with truth serum, they have a debate about which of them is the worse human being.
* EvilIsPetty: For a certain measure of "evil". Carreidas has a camera installed in his private jet that allows him to cheat at a ''Battleship'' game; he invites Haddock onto the plane for the express purpose of screwing him over this way. Many of the evil deeds Carreidas boasts about when drugged with the truth serum consist of cruel pranks and petty theft, for instance he starts off with his first theft: a pear.
* HatesBeingTouched: He refuses to shake hands with others because he considers it unhygienic.
* ItsAllAboutMe: In the interview after the return to civilization Carreidas is asked why he has needle-marks on his arms[[note]] Carreidas was made to forget, but they're from being injected with Krollspell's truth-serum.[[/note]] but not the others, his response is: "I'm entitled to special treatment, aren't I?"
* {{Jerkass}}: Oh, so very much.
* MeaningfulName: "Carré d'as" means all four aces, fitting for a millionaire.
* MultiEthnicName: ''Laszlo'' is a common Hungarian name and ''Carreidas'' looks like a Greek name.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Visually based on French aircraft industrialist Marcel Dassault, whose looks were such that according to one anecdote a French photo journalist accidentally wanted to include a photograph of him in a feature on homeless people living in the streets of Paris.
* PerpetualFrowner: Known in-universe as "the man who never laughs", though Calculus's antics ''do'' manage to get several laughing fits out of him (for the first time in many years, apparently).
* SkewedPriorities: At the end in an interview, he doesn't seem that upset about losing his new plane, secretary and two of the crew and says what really upsets him is losing his hat, a Pre-War Brosse and Clackwell.

[[folder: Dr. Krollspell]]
!Dr. Krollspell
%%* BeardOfEvil
%%* BoundAndGagged
* EnemyMine: After Rastapopoulos reveals (under the truth serum) that he was planning to murder Krollspell [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness once he no longer needed the doctor's expertise]], Tintin rightly assesses that Krollspell isn't too enthusiastic about the whole villain gig anymore. He goes on to help the heroes at a couple of points by keeping watch over the wayward Carreidas.
* EpicFail: His truth serum to work fine however Carriedas has so many dirty secrets he didn't reveal his account number.
%%* EvilGenius
%%* EvilLaugh
* HeelFaceTurn: See EnemyMine.
* KarmaHoudini: Unlike the other villains in ''Flight 714'', he is let off scot free by the aliens, left him in Cairo, albeit with his memory of all recent events wiped. Of course, we don't know what happened to the other villains, who may have had the same thing happen to them.
%%* NiceHat
%%* NoodlePeople
%%* OpaqueLenses
* SatelliteCharacter: To Rastapopulos, [[spoiler:and to Carreidas once he's appointed caregiver to the latter.]]
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: He tries to run out on Rastapopulos, but this doesn't work out as well as he'd hoped as Tintin and Captain Haddock were already outside with their guns..
* ThoseWackyNazis: As with Müller, implied rather than stated outright.
* TruthSerums: What he uses to find out other people's dirty secrets.

[[folder: Mik Kanrokitoff]]
!Mik Kanrokitoff
->Mik Ezdanitoff

* AbsentMindedProfessor: His suit looks rather messy and has large documents rolled and stuck in his pockets.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Although friendly and helpful, he's fearsome when he decides to use his MindControl against evildoers, even if it is with relatively harmless consequences.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Despite his eccentric appearance and demeanor, he's no bluff about his connection to aliens.
* GogglesDoSomethingUnusual: His glasses have a little antenna that presumably helps with his telepathy.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: He's an incredibly thinly disguised version of French UFO theorist Jacques Bergier.
* PunnyName: His original last name references the phrase ''Is dat niet tof?'' ("Isn't that swell?") in Dutch.
* {{Telepathy}}: Has this power.
* TouchedByVorlons: He's connected to aliens and got his powers, or at least his technology, from then.

[[folder: Peggy Alcazar]]
!Peggy Alcazar
%%* FieryRedhead
%%* FramesOfReference
* ImpossiblyTackyClothes: Her dressing gown.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: According to her husband.
* LargeHam: Hergé apparently based her on a female member of the KKK he once saw.
%%* PerpetualFrowner
%%* SatelliteCharacter
* SayMyName: '''ALCAZAR!!!!''' Most notably done in the Nelvana cartoon.

[[folder: Martine Vandezande]]
!Martine Vandezande
%%* FramesOfReference
* HeroesWantRedheads: See ShipTease. Since she and Tintin both have red hair, this could go either way.
* {{Meganekko}}: She wears stylish cat glasses.
* MistakenForMurderer: By Tintin, of all people.
%%* NaiveEverygirl
* ShipTease: With Tintin in Yves Rodier's unofficial version of ''Alph-Art'', a version that ''almost'' became accepted as canon.
* UnwittingPawn: To [[spoiler: Endaddine Akass and the art forgers]]