''Tif et Tondu'' is a Belgian comic book series that currently counts 45 albums. It was originally created by Fernand Dineur in 1938 in the ''Spirou'' magazine. The art was eventually handled by Willy "Will" Maltaite, and several writers followed. Maurice Rosy would be the most influent one. The series ended with Alain Sikorski (art) and Denis Lapière (writing).

The plot is about two short fat guys called Tif and Tondu, a bald guy and a hairy and bearded guy. In the very beginning, Tif was on his own and a few weeks later, he met Tondu.

The heroes being not much more than [[TheEveryman Everymen]], the series became popular mostly for its main villain: Monsieur Choc (created by Rosy), head of NebulousEvilOrganisation The White Hand, and being the reason the series is still remembered today. Tall and thin, wearing a tuxedo and his head being hidden by a knight's helmet and occasionally smoking with a cigarette holder, he was considered one of the great examples of [[EvilIsCool evil coolness]]. Albums featuring him as the villain got a recent re-edit, with him prominently displayed.

[[NonindicativeName Despite their names]], Tif (slang for "hair") is the bald one and Tondu ("shaven") is the hairy and bearded one.

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Some of the tropes used are:
* CoatHatMask: Monsieur Choc, with his tuxedo and helmet.
* DarkerAndEdgier: The last albums, which tended to more realistic storylines such as Tif and Tondu dealing with a hostage crisis.
* EverythingIsBetterWithMonkeys: [[spoiler:John Fullshoke in ''The Shadow Without A Body'']].
* [[ThreateningShark Everything Is Even Worse With Sharks]]: [[spoiler:Monsieur Choc about to get eaten by one in the very last panel of ''Choc 235'']].
* TheFaceless: Monsieur Choc.
* FountainOfYouth: What the Nazis are seeking in ''Swastika''.
* GiantSpider: Tif has hallucinations of seeing one in ''A Diabolical Plan''.
* GoodSmokingEvilSmoking: Monsieur Choc uses a cigarette holder to smoke. Not only is it because he is a snappy villain, but also because it'd be difficult to smoke without it through his ''knight's helmet''.
* HumongousMecha: Monsieur Choc piloting the giant Toar statue in ''Toar Awakens''.
* {{Invisibility}}: In ''The Shadow Without A Body''.
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:Monsieur Choc]], apparently.
* LaResistance: The Stubs in ''Magdalena'', broken automatons who are denied repair.
* LatexPerfection: When not wearing his helmet, Monsieur Choc wears latex-perfect masks. He has even fooled a whole nation by wearing one under his helmet and being arrested.
* NiceHat: Monsieur Choc's helmet.
* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: Monsieur Choc goes through these several times. "Choc is never dangerous only when you believe he is alive!"
* OddCouple: Tif and Tondu themselves.
* RidiculouslyHumanRobots: In ''Magdalena''.
* RobotGirl: The titular ''Magdalena''. Her creator locked himself in a room for hours with her, supposedly to enjoy her company. Subverted as [[spoiler: she is not a sentient robot but a portal to a world populated with RidiculouslyHumanRobots who dress like a Masquerade Ball]].
* RubberMan: Tif turns into one in a two-album story arc (''The Green Matter'' and ''Tif Bounces Back'').
* StripPoker: Tif plays strip-dart-throwing with a woman. At first, she cheats by giving him unbalanced darts, but he gets better... and she's a sore loser.
* SuperSpeed: In ''Choc Treatment'', Monsieur Choc uses a special serum that gives super speed.
* TheUnreveal: A short story was about an agent who managed to get a photograph of Monsieur Choc without his helmet. The end revealed the photograph to be [[spoiler:Choc's - useless - baby picture]].
* ThoseWackyNazis: In ''Swastika''.
* YouFailBiologyForever: Transplanting a mechanical heart and a human brain on a gorilla [[spoiler:turning him invisible]]!

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