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* TheUnreveal: The council member Tintin mugged for disguise is never revealed to the reader.


* PaperThinDisguise: Averted. Unlike in later albums, the Thompson twins put on disguises that fool even Tintin.

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* PaperThinDisguise: Averted. Unlike in later albums, the Thompson twins Thom(p)son put on disguises that fool even Tintin.


''Cigars of the Pharaoh'' marks the first appearance of regular characters Thomson and Thompson, who are noticeably less incompetent here than they would later become, as well as recurring characters Roberto Rastapopoulos and Senhor Oliveira da Figueira.

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''Cigars of the Pharaoh'' marks the first appearance of regular characters Thomson and Thompson, who are noticeably less incompetent here than they would later become, as well as recurring characters Roberto Rastapopoulos Rastapopoulos, Captain Allan and Senhor Oliveira da Figueira.

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** Additionally, during [[MushroomSamba Tintin's drug-induced nightmare sequence]] in the pharaoh's tomb, he envisions [[spoiler:Rastapopolous]] carrying him off to his fate. However, because the hallucinogenic sequence is littered with numerous [[RedHerring Red Herrings]]; with Tintin imagining friendly characters such as Thomson & Thompson, Professor Sarcophagus and even ''Snowy'' being complicit in his captivity, readers are primed to assume that [[spoiler:Rastapopolous]]' appearance in the dream sequence is completely irrelevant. Given the discoveries we make later, however, it's more than likely that [[spoiler: Rastapopolous]] really was present while Tintin was being removed from the tomb, and that Tintin was conscious enough to perceive his presence there, amidst all his hallucinations.
** Another tricky clue can be found in the newspaper panel that begins the epilogue. Although the focus of the panel is an article about Tintin smashing the drug cartel and rescuing the Indian prince, keen eyes will notice that, off to the side, there is a partial view of an article about [[spoiler:famous film tycoon, Rastapopolus,]] mysteriously disappearing off the face of the earth, with a timeframe that neatly coincides with the apparent "death" of the drug cartel kingpin.


* YouDontWantToCatchThis: Tintin routs a guard by pretending that Snowy is mad.

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* YouDontWantToCatchThis: Tintin routs a guard by pretending that Snowy is mad.rabid. A dangerous gamble, as a braver guard could have shot Snowy before Tintin had a chance to reach him and wrest the rifle from him.

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* NakedNutter: When the archaeologist Dr. Sarcophagus is poisoned with "madness poison", one of the first signs of insanity is that he takes his pants off.


* AdaptedOut: Zloty and Sheik Patrash Pasha the poet do not appear in the animated version.

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* AdaptedOut: Zloty the poet and Sheik Patrash Pasha the poet do not appear in the animated version.


* AdaptedOut: Zloty the poet does not exist in the animated version.

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* AdaptedOut: Zloty and Sheik Patrash Pasha the poet does do not exist appear in the animated version.


** The Sheik Patrash Pasha recognizes Tintin because he ''has read the books'' and even shows him a copy of one of the albums. Even more oddly, in the redrawn version, the album he shows Tintin is ''Destination Moon'', which takes place AFTER ''Cigars of the Pharaoh'', so LiteraryAgentHypothesis can't be at work here (in the original version, it is ''Tintin in America'').

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** The Sheik Patrash Pasha recognizes Tintin because he ''has read the books'' and even shows him a copy of one of the albums. Even more oddly, in the redrawn version, the album he shows Tintin is ''Destination Moon'', which takes place AFTER ''Cigars of the Pharaoh'', so LiteraryAgentHypothesis can't be at work here Pharaoh'' (in the original version, it is ''Tintin in America'').


** In the Nelvana animated series timeline, since the characters have encountered one another at this point (The Crab With the Golden Claws was adapted first), Allan is added to the unmasked smugglers at the end as well, and Tintin recognizes him. This causes a continuity error in the DVD box, however, where this is the second episode shown, and the episode where Allan is introduced is moved five episodes later (as the episodes are in the original album order, rather than how they were broadcast).

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** In the Nelvana animated series timeline, since the characters have encountered one another at this point (The (''The Crab With the Golden Claws Claws'' was adapted first), Allan is added to the unmasked smugglers at the end as well, and Tintin recognizes him. This causes a continuity error in the DVD box, however, where this is the second episode shown, and the episode where Allan is introduced is moved five episodes later (as the episodes are in the original album order, rather than how they were broadcast).



* GeorgeLucasAlteredVersion: Just like the other 1930s Tintin albums, the story was redrawn after the war. The plot remains the same, but several scenes have been altered or trimmed down. Allan Thompson, who would originally only make his debut in [[Recap/TintinTheCrabWithTheGoldenClaws The Crab With The Golden Claws]] was added to the story, so that he would be Rastapopolous' henchman from the start. A mummy with E.P. Jacobini's name- a CreatorCameo of Edgar P. Jacobs- was added as well. In the original, Patrash Pasha shows Tintin a copy of ''Tintin in America'', while in the color version, this was changed with ''Destination Moon''. Professor Sarcophagus' appearance was remodelled by giving him a black beard. When Tintin finds the secret hideout of the Kih-Oskh organisation, an entire scene from the original was cut where he encounters a trap with deadly cobras attacking him and later nearly falls into a pit with crocodiles.

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* GeorgeLucasAlteredVersion: Just like the other 1930s Tintin albums, the story was redrawn after the war. The plot remains the same, but several scenes have been altered or trimmed down. Allan Thompson, who would originally only make his debut in [[Recap/TintinTheCrabWithTheGoldenClaws ''[[Recap/TintinTheCrabWithTheGoldenClaws The Crab With The Golden Claws]] Claws]]'' was added to the story, so that he would be Rastapopolous' henchman from the start. A mummy with E.P. Jacobini's name- a CreatorCameo of Edgar P. Jacobs- was added as well. In the original, Patrash Pasha shows Tintin a copy of ''Tintin ''[[Recap/TintinTintinInAmerica Tintin in America'', America]]'', while in the color version, this was changed with ''Destination Moon''.''[[Recap/TintinDestinationMoon Destination Moon]]''. Professor Sarcophagus' appearance was remodelled by giving him a black beard. When Tintin finds the secret hideout of the Kih-Oskh organisation, an entire scene from the original was cut where he encounters a trap with deadly cobras attacking him and later nearly falls into a pit with crocodiles.


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* UnrevealAngle: The boss of the narcotics gang is only seen from behind. [[spoiler:Revealed in ''[[Recap/TintinTheBlueLotus The Blue Lotus]]'' to have been Rastapopulos ]].


* CurseOfThePharaoh: Possible subversion: Tintin is exploring the pyramid of Pharaoh Kih-Oskh, and finds a room full of [[DeadGuyOnDisplay dead, mummified Egyptologists]], which he initially thinks is "The Pharoah's revenge!" However, it turns out there's a more mundane explanation -- the tomb is being used as the base of operations for an international drug-smuggling gang, and they've been murdering anyone who gets in.

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* CurseOfThePharaoh: Possible subversion: Subverted. Tintin is exploring the pyramid of Pharaoh Kih-Oskh, and finds a room full of [[DeadGuyOnDisplay dead, mummified Egyptologists]], which he initially thinks is "The Pharoah's revenge!" However, it turns out there's a more mundane explanation -- the tomb is being used as the base of operations for an international drug-smuggling gang, and they've been murdering anyone who gets in.

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* CurseOfThePharaoh: Possible subversion: Tintin is exploring the pyramid of Pharaoh Kih-Oskh, and finds a room full of [[DeadGuyOnDisplay dead, mummified Egyptologists]], which he initially thinks is "The Pharoah's revenge!" However, it turns out there's a more mundane explanation -- the tomb is being used as the base of operations for an international drug-smuggling gang, and they've been murdering anyone who gets in.

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* NewhartPhonecall: At the KKK-like reunion of the drug cartel, TheDragon initially averts it in his phone call with the leader, but lapses back into it when he learns there is an impostor. In the animated version, it's inverted.


** At the start of the book, while on the cruise, Snowy says that he'd settle for Marlinspike. Marlinspike Hall is the estate of Captain Haddock, who they haven't met yet!

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** At the start of the English translation of the book, while on the cruise, Snowy says that he'd settle for Marlinspike. Marlinspike Hall is the estate of Captain Haddock, who they haven't met yet!yet; this was a result of the books being published in English in a different order to the original, and ''Cigars'' was one of the final books to be translated. The reference to Marlinspike remains even though the original order is now used by UK publishers.


* GhostButler: The opening to the Egyptian tomb slams shut behind Tintin.



* GhostButler: The opening to the Egyptian tomb slams shut behind Tintin.

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