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* CountingToThree: A goat stops the countdown for Tintin to jump off the cliff.

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* CountingToThree: A goat stops the countdown for Tintin to jump "jump off the cliff.cliff or be shot".


%% * CounterfeitCash

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%% * CounterfeitCashCounterfeitCash: The entirety of the bandits' operation.


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* RailCarSeparation: Tintin is pursuing the bad guys on a train, but they uncouple the car between him and them, allowing them to escape.


* FallingIntoTheCockpit: Thomson and Thompson mistakingly order an untrained engineer to fly a plane for them, resulting in them being stuck performing various accidental flying stunts without being able to land, much to their horror.
** ...and blundering into an aerial display competition. ''And winning it''.

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* FallingIntoTheCockpit: Thomson and Thompson mistakingly order an untrained engineer to fly a plane for them, resulting in them being stuck performing various accidental flying stunts without being able to land, much to their horror.
** ...and
horror, then blundering into an aerial display competition. ''And winning it''.competition, ''which they win''.



* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: The baddies intent Tintin to jump off a cliff prompting the latter to assume that this trope is in play.

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* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: The baddies intent for Tintin to jump off a cliff cliff, prompting the latter to assume that this trope is in play.



* RakeTake: Happens to Tintin himself, but actually works to his advantage: As he is approaching Müller's chauffeur Ivan with a gun, he steps on a rake, but as he is hit by it, he accidentally fires and shoots Ivan's hat off, scaring him into submission. Then when Ivan realizes that Tintin has been knocked out and approaches him, Tintin wakes up and uses the rake to knock ''him'' out.

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* RakeTake: Happens to Tintin himself, but actually works to his advantage: As as he is approaching Müller's chauffeur Ivan with a gun, he steps on a rake, but as he is hit by it, he accidentally fires and shoots Ivan's hat off, scaring him into submission. Then when Ivan realizes that Tintin has been knocked out and approaches him, Tintin wakes up and uses the rake to knock ''him'' out.



* SettingUpdate: The story was originally written for ''Le Petit Vingtième'' in the late 1930s but when the English translation was colourised in 1966 it was also ''modernised'' - hence the cars and trains all come from the 60s and why Tintin is not at all surprised to see a TV. The [[Recap/TintinTheBrokenEar two]] [[Recap/TintinKingOttokarsSceptre stories]] surrounding it are clearly still set in the 30s meaning that ''The Black Island'' can come across as jarring to a reader going through the stories in chronological order. It also means that Dr. Müller (originally ANaziByAnyOtherName) can come across as an Eastern Bloc agent instead.

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* SettingUpdate: The story was originally written for ''Le Petit Vingtième'' in the late 1930s but when the English translation was colourised colorized in 1966 it was also ''modernised'' ''modernized'' - hence the cars and trains all come from the 60s and why Tintin is not at all surprised to see a TV. The [[Recap/TintinTheBrokenEar two]] [[Recap/TintinKingOttokarsSceptre stories]] surrounding it are clearly still set in the 30s meaning that ''The Black Island'' can come across as jarring to a reader going through the stories in chronological order. It also means that Dr. Müller (originally ANaziByAnyOtherName) can come across as an Eastern Bloc agent instead.


* ChainedHeat: When Snowy finds the handcuff key while Thomson and Thompson are asleep, Tintin handcuffs them together. They aren't antagonistic to each other, but keep getting hampered by the handcuffs.

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* ChainedHeat: When Snowy finds the handcuff key while Thomson and Thompson are asleep, Tintin handcuffs them together. They aren't antagonistic to each other, other but keep getting hampered by the handcuffs.


* KillerGorilla: Ranko.

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* KillerGorilla: Ranko.Ranko the gorilla is the mysterious "monster" of the island. He is trained to act like an AttackAnimal by the villains.


* MasterForger: In his first appearance, recurring villain Dr. Muller is the forger of a counterfeiting ring, creating fake banknotes on the titular Black Island of the cost of Britain.

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* MasterForger: In his first appearance, recurring villain Dr. Muller is the forger of a counterfeiting ring, creating fake banknotes on the titular Black Island of off the cost coast of Britain.


While taking a walk in the countryside, Tintin comes across a plane with no registration number making an emergency landing. When he approaches the plane, the pilots shoot him and take off. As Tintin is hospitalized, he learns that an unregistered plane has crash landed in Sussex, England, which prompts him to leave the hospital and go on an investigation.

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While taking a walk in the countryside, Tintin comes across a plane with no registration number making an emergency landing. When he approaches the plane, the pilots shoot him and take off. As Tintin is hospitalized, he learns that an unregistered plane has crash landed crash-landed in Sussex, England, which prompts him to leave the hospital and go on an investigation.



* BreakoutVillain: Dr. Müller is just one member of the gang of counterfeiters, though he probably has the most screentime. Despite this he is the only one to return in future stories and is even the BigBad in ''[[Recap/TintinLandOfBlackGold Land of Black Gold]]''.

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* BreakoutVillain: Dr. Müller is just one member of the gang of counterfeiters, though he probably has the most screentime. Despite this this, he is the only one to return in future stories and is even the BigBad in ''[[Recap/TintinLandOfBlackGold Land of Black Gold]]''.



* RightHandAttackDog: Puschov has a Right Hand Attack ''Gorilla'' named Ranko.

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* RightHandAttackDog: Puschov has a Right Hand Right-Hand Attack ''Gorilla'' named Ranko.



* VisualPun: The "sticky end" Tintin mentions comes in form of a cane from behind.

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* VisualPun: The "sticky end" Tintin mentions comes in the form of a cane from behind.

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* MasterForger: In his first appearance, recurring villain Dr. Muller is the forger of a counterfeiting ring, creating fake banknotes on the titular Black Island of the cost of Britain.


* SettingUpdate: The story was originally written for ''Le Petit Vingtième'' in the late 1930s but when the English translation was colourised in 1966 it was also ''modernised'' - hence the cars and trains all come from the 60s and why Tintin is not at all surprised to see a TV. The [[Recap/TintinTheBrokenEar two]] [[Recap/TintinKingOttokarsSceptre stories]] surrounding it are clearly still set in the 30s meaning that ''The Black Island'' can come across as jarring to a reader going through the stories in chronological order. It also means that Dr. Müller (originally ANaziByAnyOtherName) can come across as Eastern Bloc agent instead.

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* SettingUpdate: The story was originally written for ''Le Petit Vingtième'' in the late 1930s but when the English translation was colourised in 1966 it was also ''modernised'' - hence the cars and trains all come from the 60s and why Tintin is not at all surprised to see a TV. The [[Recap/TintinTheBrokenEar two]] [[Recap/TintinKingOttokarsSceptre stories]] surrounding it are clearly still set in the 30s meaning that ''The Black Island'' can come across as jarring to a reader going through the stories in chronological order. It also means that Dr. Müller (originally ANaziByAnyOtherName) can come across as an Eastern Bloc agent instead.


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!!Tropes!!Tropes:



* BuzzingTheDeck: The baddies do this to Tintin and the Thom(p)sons on the airfield.



* ConvenientCranny: Tintin manages to evade Ranko twice by fitting through an opening which the gorilla is too big to fit through.
* CountingToThree: A goat stops the countdown for Tintin to jump off the cliff.
* DeliciousDistraction: The AngryGuardDog chasing Tintin gets distracted by Snowy's bone.



* HeWentThatWay: When Tintin is disguised as an old man, he misleads the Thom(p)sons this way.
* HollywoodDressCode: Tintin in a Scottish outfit.



** At one point, Snowy remarks how silly it is for the gorilla to be scared of a little dog, only to run away in terror from a spider the next panel.

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** At one point, Snowy remarks how silly it is for the [[EekAMouse gorilla to be scared of a little dog, dog]], only to run away in terror [[SpidersAreScary from a spider spider]] the next panel.



* ISurrenderSuckers: When Tintin has him at gunpoint, Puschov [[PoseOfSupplication drops down on his knees]] and [[VillainsWantMercy begs for forgiveness]], only to use the proximity to sweep Tintin off his feet and escape.



* LowClearance: Tintin has to duck a tunnel while on the train top.
* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: The baddies intent Tintin to jump off a cliff prompting the latter to assume that this trope is in play.



* OffBridgeOntoVehicle: Tintin jumps from a bridge onto the train the counterfeiters try to escape in.



* RisingWaterRisingTension: Downplayed. Tintin finds himself in a cave that slowly fills with water but he manages to escape in time.



* SettingUpdate: The story was originally written for ''Le Petit Vingtième'' in the late 1930s but when the English translation was colourised in 1966 it was also ''modernised'' - hence the cars and trains all come from the 60s and why Tintin is not at all surprised to see a TV. The [[Recap/TintinTheBrokenEar two]] [[Recap/TintinKingOttokarsSceptre stories]] surrounding it are clearly still set in the 30s meaning that ''The Black Island'' can come across as jarring to a reader going through the stories in chronological order. It also means that Dr. Müller (originally ANaziByAnyOtherName) can come across as Eastern Bloc agent instead.



* TheSixties: An odd example; the story was originally written for ''Le Petit Vingtième'' in the late 1930s but when the English translation was colourised in 1966 it was also ''modernised'' - hence the cars and trains all come from the 60s and why Tintin is not at all surprised to see a TV. The [[Recap/TintinTheBrokenEar two]] [[Recap/TintinKingOttokarsSceptre stories]] surrounding it are clearly still set in the 30s meaning that ''The Black Island'' can come across as jarring to a reader going through the stories in chronological order. It also means that Dr. Müller (originally ANaziByAnyOtherName) can come across as Eastern Bloc agent instead.

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* TheSixties: An odd example; the story was originally written for ''Le Petit Vingtième'' StockFemurBone: The bone Snowy digs up in the late 1930s but woods.
* SymbolSwearing: One baddie on the train does this
when the English translation was colourised in 1966 it was also ''modernised'' - hence the cars and trains all come from the 60s and why Tintin is not at all surprised to see a TV. The [[Recap/TintinTheBrokenEar two]] [[Recap/TintinKingOttokarsSceptre stories]] surrounding it are clearly still set in the 30s meaning that ''The Black Island'' can come across as jarring to a reader going through the stories in chronological order. It also means that Dr. Müller (originally ANaziByAnyOtherName) can come across as Eastern Bloc agent instead.seeing Tintin.



* WoundedGazelleGambit: Puschov does this in order to incriminate Tintin.

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* TimmyInAWell: Snowy alerts a fireman so he would go and look for Tintin in the burning house.
* TrainEscape: The counterfeiters get away on the train by unhooking the cars from the engine.
* VisualPun: The "sticky end" Tintin mentions comes in form of a cane from behind.
* WoundedGazelleGambit: Puschov does this in order to incriminate Tintin.Tintin.
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* AdaptationDistillation: Ranko doesn't break his arm in the Belvision version.



* CompressedAdaptation: Ranko doesn't break his arm in the Belvision version.


* AdaptedOut:
** Ranko doesn't break his arm in the Belvision version.
** The two nameless members of the gang do not appear in the 1991 animated series.

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* AdaptedOut:
** Ranko doesn't break his arm in the Belvision version.
**
AdaptedOut: The two nameless members of the gang do not appear in the 1991 animated series.



* CounterfeitCash

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* CompressedAdaptation: Ranko doesn't break his arm in the Belvision version.
%%
* CounterfeitCash



* JustPlaneWrong: The airplane Thomson and Thompson commandeer stays in the air for two days. That's a pretty big fuel tank...
** Probably due to {{Rule of Funny}}
** There was a [[http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rutan_Voyager plane]] that stayed in the air for ''nine'' days... and yes, it was nearly all fuel tank.

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* JustPlaneWrong: The airplane Thomson and Thompson commandeer stays in the air for two days. That's a pretty big fuel tank...
** Probably due to {{Rule of Funny}}
** There
tank. Justified, as it's PlayedForLaughs. [[note]]There was a [[http://de.[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rutan_Voyager plane]] that stayed in the air for ''nine'' days... and yes, it was nearly all fuel tank.[[/note]]


* NiceJobBreakingItHero: When Tintin disguises himself as an old man to lead Thomson and Thompson astray, Snowy chases a cat through the window, knocking Tintin's disguise off.

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: NiceJobBreakingItHero:
**
When Tintin disguises himself as an old man to lead Thomson and Thompson astray, Snowy chases a cat through the window, knocking Tintin's disguise off.



* UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}}


* AluminiumChristmasTrees: The [[http://www.t3fb.com/tintin/l_ile_noire_41.JPG savate kick]] Tintin uses against Puschov while on all fours may look like a random untrained attack or even a move robbed from UsefulNotes/{{Capoeira}}, but it is an ancient yet [[https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-xuT74bp1Hnw/WAPmz9GRb7I/AAAAAAAAGWo/5wbWicGh1uY-o62ds5EsXFa6vucC5-kXgCLcB/s1600/SAVATE%2B4.jpg very real technique]] used in savate.



* HypocriticalHumour: At one point, Snowy remarks how silly it is for the gorilla to be scared of a little dog, only to run away in terror from a spider the next panel.

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* HypocriticalHumour: HypocriticalHumour:
**
At one point, Snowy remarks how silly it is for the gorilla to be scared of a little dog, only to run away in terror from a spider the next panel.


** Rankor doesn't break his arm in the Belvision version.

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** Rankor Ranko doesn't break his arm in the Belvision version.

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