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* DemotedToExtra: Phillipulus in the Nelvana adaptation, where he only appears at the start of the episode and during Tintin's nightmare.

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* DemotedToExtra: Phillipulus Philippulus in the Nelvana adaptation, where he only appears at the start of the episode and during Tintin's nightmare.



* ShaggyDogStory: It looks as if this will be narrowly averted. Tintin remembers to grab a hunk of Phostilite just moments before the meteor sinks under the waves. However, the substance reacts before it can be properly tested, and the whole series of events ends up meaning nothing in the grand scheme of the Tintin stories.

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* ShaggyDogStory: It looks as if this will be narrowly averted. Tintin remembers to grab a hunk of Phostilite Phostlite just moments before the meteor sinks under the waves. However, the substance reacts before it can be properly tested, and the whole series of events ends up meaning nothing in the grand scheme of the Tintin stories.


** Prof. Phostle seems to be under the impression that discovering the meteor that will destroy the world will make him famous and is severely disappointed when it turns out that it doesn't. He doesn't exactly get more reasonable when he heads over to inspect the chunk of it that landed in the ocean (wanting to name the new, alien substance "Phostilite").
** Phillipulus the prophet was apparently a real astronomer before the fateful meteor came down, and he's genuinely [[GoMadFromTheRevelation gone insane]].
* CompositeCharacter: Phillipus is combined with the astronomy assistant who made a mistake in his calculations in the Belvision version.

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** Prof. Phostle seems to be under the impression that discovering the meteor that will destroy the world will make him famous and is severely disappointed when it turns out that it doesn't. He doesn't exactly get more reasonable when he heads over to inspect the chunk of it that landed in the ocean (wanting to name the new, alien substance "Phostilite").
"Phostlite").
** Phillipulus Philippulus the prophet was apparently a real astronomer before the fateful meteor came down, and he's genuinely [[GoMadFromTheRevelation gone insane]].
* CompositeCharacter: Phillipus Philippulus is combined with the astronomy assistant who made a mistake in his calculations in the Belvision version.


%%* GoMadFromTheRevelation: Philippulus.

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%%* * GoMadFromTheRevelation: Philippulus.The astronomer Philippulus in response to the meteor, dressing in white robes, preaching TheEndIsNigh and generally making a nuisance of himself.



* GreenAroundTheGills: The passengers of the ship get green faces as a sign of their sea sickness.

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* GreenAroundTheGills: The passengers of the ship get green faces as a sign of their sea sickness. Captain Haddock of course takes the rough seas entirely in stride.



* RaceAgainstTheClock: First, to beat the ''Peary''. Second, to escape with their lives as the chunk of alien rock sinks under the waves.

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* RaceAgainstTheClock: First, to beat the ''Peary''.''Peary'', coming down to a last-minute race to be the first to plant their flag on the meteor. Second, to escape with their lives as the chunk of alien rock sinks under the waves.



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* WoundedGazelleGambit: A fake distress call is sent out, attempting to send the ''Aurora'' off course. However, Tintin realises the call sign doesn't match any vessel in the register. He's right.

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* WoundedGazelleGambit: A fake distress call is sent out, attempting to send the ''Aurora'' off course. However, Tintin realises the call sign doesn't match any vessel in the register. He's right.register, so they're soon back on course.


One night when on a walk with Snowy, Tintin notices a new star has appeared in the Great Bear. When he notices that the star appears to be growing larger, he questions the astronomer Professor Decimus Phostle about it. Tintin discovers to his dismay that the star is in fact a meteor that is due to collide with the Earth and cause TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt.

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One night when on a walk with Snowy, Tintin notices a new star has appeared in the Great Bear. When he notices that the star appears to be growing larger, he questions the astronomer Professor Decimus Phostle about it. Tintin discovers to his dismay that the star is is, in fact fact, a meteor that is due to collide with the Earth and cause TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt.



* MoodWhiplash: The opening section (when it appears TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt is coming) is ''very'' stark, introspective and terrifying with even Tintin's nerve cracking under the sense of an impending doom that looks unstoppable. Knowing [[{{UsefulNotes/WorldWarII}} the context]] makes it even more chilling. The remaining two thirds are an exciting RaceAgainstTheClock adventure- still tense but ''far'' lighter than the first few pages.

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* MoodWhiplash: The opening section (when it appears TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt is coming) is ''very'' stark, introspective and terrifying with even Tintin's nerve cracking under the sense of an impending doom that looks unstoppable. Knowing [[{{UsefulNotes/WorldWarII}} the context]] makes it even more chilling. The remaining two thirds are an exciting RaceAgainstTheClock adventure- still tense but ''far'' lighter than the first few pages.


* BananaPeel: Haddock slips on a Spaghetti.

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* BananaPeel: Haddock slips on a Spaghetti.Spaghetti strand.


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* {{Unobtainium}}: The extra-terrestrial metal the meteor is made of is sought after by the two expeditions. It has [[AppliedPhlebotinum extraordinary growth properties]], making a giant apple tree and giant mushrooms grow in no time. It also makes critters such as a dragonfly and a spider grow to monstrous sizes. It's unclear but amazing properties make it all the more frustrating how the substance reacts away, never to be even mentioned in later stories.
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* {{Unobtainium}}: The extra-terrestrial metal the meteor is made of is sought after by the two expeditions. It has [[AppliedPhlebotinum extraordinary growth properties]], making a giant apple tree and giant mushrooms grow in no time. It also makes critters such as a dragonfly and a spider grow to monstrous sizes. It's Its unclear but amazing properties make it all the more frustrating how the substance reacts away, never to be even mentioned in later stories.
* %%WeirdTradeUnion%WeirdTradeUnion


* RuleOfThrees: Snowy eating the cook's dinner. The third time, the man finally remembers to shut the door, doing so right in the dog's face.

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* RuleOfThrees: RuleOfThree: Snowy eating the cook's dinner. The third time, the man finally remembers to shut the door, doing so right in the dog's face.


* HappyDance: Tintin when he's sees the seaplane coming back to rescue him... [[OhCrap until he finds himself facing an immense spider]].

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* HappyDance: Tintin when he's he sees the seaplane coming back to rescue him... [[OhCrap until he finds himself facing an immense spider]].


* CloudCuckooLander:

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* CloudCuckooLander:{{Cloudcuckoolander}}:


* AmbiguouslyJewish: Mr. Bohlwinkel, the New World banker who sponsors the villainous rival expedition to claim the meteor. His appearance and name (and, perhaps, profession) can be taken to suggest that he is a (stereotypical) Jew--though ironically, Hergé supposedly tried to pick a name for the character that ''wouldn't'' invoke this, basing it on a Belgian slang expression as a sort of in-joke. Regardless, whether Bohlwinkel is Jewish or not remains entirely a matter of subtext, as his religion is never brought up, and all of the other villains have typically Anglo-Saxon names.

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* AmbiguouslyJewish: Mr. Bohlwinkel, the New World banker who sponsors the villainous rival expedition to claim the meteor. His appearance and name (and, perhaps, profession) can be taken to suggest that he is a (stereotypical) Jew--though ironically, Hergé supposedly tried to pick a name for the character that ''wouldn't'' invoke this, basing it on a Belgian slang expression as a sort of in-joke. Regardless, whether Bohlwinkel is Jewish or not remains entirely a matter of subtext, as his religion is never brought up, and all of up. Averted completely with the other villains villains, who all have typically Anglo-Saxon names.


* AmbiguouslyJewish: Mr. Bohlwinkel, the New World banker who sponsors the villainous rival expedition to claim the meteor. His appearance and name (and, perhaps, profession) can be taken to suggest that he is a (stereotypical) Jew--though ironically, Hergé supposedly tried to pick a name for the character that ''wouldn't'' invoke this, basing it on a Belgian slang expression as a sort of in-joke. Regardless, whether Bohlwinkel is Jewish or not remains entirely a matter of subtext, as his religion is never brought up, and all of the other villains have typically Anglo-Saxon names.



* GreedyJew: Mr. Bohlwinkel. The work was published in the newspaper ''Le Soir'', which was headed by [[LesCollaborateurs collaborators]] Horace Van Offel and Raymond De Becker when Belgium was under occupation by UsefulNotes/NaziGermany during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. The stereotyping isn't a surprise given the circumstances but still appears grating.

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* GreedyJew: Mr. Bohlwinkel.Bohlwinkel, [[AmbiguouslyJewish assuming]] that he is indeed Jewish. The work was published in the newspaper ''Le Soir'', which was headed by [[LesCollaborateurs collaborators]] Horace Van Offel and Raymond De Becker when Belgium was under occupation by UsefulNotes/NaziGermany during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. The stereotyping isn't a surprise given the circumstances but still appears grating.


* AbsentMindedProfessor: Prof. Decimus Phostle is a straight example.

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* %%* AbsentMindedProfessor: Prof. Decimus Phostle is a straight example.



* BrotherhoodOfFunnyHats / WeirdTradeUnion: Haddock and Chester seem to be in one for merchant captains, complete with bizarre greeting ritual.

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* BrotherhoodOfFunnyHats / WeirdTradeUnion: BrotherhoodOfFunnyHats: Haddock and Chester seem to be in one for merchant captains, complete with bizarre greeting ritual.



* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Bohlwinkel.

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* %%* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Bohlwinkel.



* GoMadFromTheRevelation: Philippulus.

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* %%* GoMadFromTheRevelation: Philippulus.


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* AscendedExtra: Thomson and Thompson only appeared in one panel in the comic, but are members of the expedition in the Belvision adaptation.

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