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* JumpedAtTheCall: Averted! Tintin initially refuses to accompany Haddock and Calculus to San Theodoros, rightly suspecting it to be a trap.

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* JumpedAtTheCall: Averted! Tintin initially refuses to accompany Haddock and Calculus to San Theodoros, rightly suspecting it to be a trap. Played straight in the AnimatedAdaptation, however.


* SnapBack: One of the newspaper clipping seen at the end of ''[[Recap/TintinTheRedSeaSharks The Red Sea Sharks]]'' stated that Alcazar was back in power in San Theodoros. Apparently, Tapioca overthrew Alcazar again between albums, though since we saw them commit multiple coups against each other in ''[[Recap/TintinTheBrokenEar The Broken Ear]]'' in just one day, this isn't really all that surprising.

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* SnapBack: One of the newspaper clipping clippings seen at the end of ''[[Recap/TintinTheRedSeaSharks The Red Sea Sharks]]'' stated that Alcazar was back in power in San Theodoros. Apparently, Tapioca overthrew Alcazar again between albums, though since we saw them commit multiple coups against each other in ''[[Recap/TintinTheBrokenEar The Broken Ear]]'' in just one day, this isn't really all that surprising.


* CallBack: The fair-weather nature of the San Theodoran military from ''The Broken Ear'' once again rears its head upon Alcazar's successful ''coup de main'', with Tapioca's guards shouting "Long live General Alcazar!" and "Shoot Tapioca!" even as they still hold her hands up, with Colonel Alvarez saluting Alcazar, offering him his congratulations, and asking him whether he'd like Tapioca shot at once.

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* CallBack: The fair-weather nature of the San Theodoran military from ''The Broken Ear'' once again rears its head upon Alcazar's successful ''coup de main'', with Tapioca's guards joyfully shouting "Long live General Alcazar!" and "Shoot Tapioca!" even as they still hold her their hands up, with Colonel Alvarez saluting Alcazar, offering him his congratulations, and asking him whether he'd like Tapioca shot at once.


* BookEnds: The first picture of San Theodoros as the protagonists arrive there by plane at the beginning shows policemen patrolling in a shantytown with a sign that reads "VIVA TAPIOCA". The last picture of San Theodoros as the protagonists leave the country at the end shows differently dressed policemen patrolling a similar shantytown, with a sign that reads "VIVA ALCAZAR".

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* BookEnds: The first picture of San Theodoros as the protagonists arrive there by plane at the beginning shows policemen patrolling in a shantytown with a sign that reads "VIVA TAPIOCA". The last picture of San Theodoros as the protagonists leave the country at the end shows differently dressed policemen patrolling a similar shantytown, with a sign that reads "VIVA ALCAZAR". It drives home how Tapioca and Alcazar are NotSoDifferent.

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* BookEnds: The first picture of San Theodoros as the protagonists arrive there by plane at the beginning shows policemen patrolling in a shantytown with a sign that reads "VIVA TAPIOCA". The last picture of San Theodoros as the protagonists leave the country at the end shows differently dressed policemen patrolling a similar shantytown, with a sign that reads "VIVA ALCAZAR".


* CallBack: The fair-weather nature of the San Theodoran military from ''The Broken Ear'' once again rears its head upon Alcazar's successful ''coup de main'', with Tapioca's guards shouting "Long live General Alcazar!" and "Shoot Tapioca!" even as they still hold her hands up, with Colonel Alvarez saluting Alcazar, offering him his congratulations, and asking him whether he'd like Tapioca shot at once.



* CutPhoneLines: After their successful coup, the protagonists try to call the prison to cancel the execution, but keep getting the wrong number and have to race there in person. In the animated version, there's simply no tone: As colonel Alvarez suggests, the Picaros must have cut the phone line during the assault to avoid Tapioca calling in reinforcements.

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* CutPhoneLines: After their successful coup, the protagonists try to call the prison to cancel the execution, but keep getting the wrong number and have to race there in person. In the animated version, there's simply no tone: As colonel Colonel Alvarez suggests, the Picaros must have cut the phone line during the assault to avoid Tapioca calling in reinforcements.



* {{Egopolis}}: Tapioca has renamed the capital of San Theodoros "Tapiocapolis". When Alcazar takes over, he changes the name again, to "Alcazarpolis".

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* {{Egopolis}}: Tapioca has renamed Los Dopicos, the capital of San Theodoros Theodoros, "Tapiocapolis". When Alcazar takes over, he changes the name again, to "Alcazarpolis"."Alcazaropolis".



* FullCircleRevolution: It's subtly implied that the living conditions in San Theodoros under Alcazar's rule are just as bad as under Tapioca.

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* FullCircleRevolution: It's subtly implied in the last panel that the living conditions in San Theodoros under Alcazar's rule are just as bad as under Tapioca.



%%* NotSoDifferent: Alcazar and Tapioca.

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%%* * NotSoDifferent: Alcazar and Tapioca.Tapioca, whose respective regimes are ultimately not that much different from each other. They even share a moment of commiseration once it's clear Alcazar is not going to have Tapioca executed because of his promise to Tintin.


* TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized: Though the Picaros are on Tintin's side, they're not portrayed as much more that drunk mercenaries. The protagonists mostly just assist Alcazar in order to save their friends, not because they particularly care about San Theodoros and the final panel of the book implies that in the end nothing has changed except the uniform of the soldiers.

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* TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized: Though the Picaros are on Tintin's side, they're not portrayed as much more that than drunk mercenaries. The protagonists mostly just assist Alcazar in order to save their friends, not because they particularly care about San Theodoros and the final panel of the book implies that in the end nothing has changed except the uniform of the soldiers.


* AdaptedOut: The encounter with Ridgewell and the Arumbayas is removed from the AnimatedAdaptation.

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* AdaptedOut: AdaptationDistillation: The encounter with Ridgewell and the Arumbayas is removed from the AnimatedAdaptation.



* ItsAlwaysMardiGrasInNewOrleans: The original (serialised) version had green trees and what seemed to be summer in Belgium, despite the fact that the climax of the story takes place during Carnival. This was pointed out to Hergé, who [[AvertedTrope corrected it in future editions]].

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* ItsAlwaysMardiGrasInNewOrleans: ItsAlwaysSpring: The original (serialised) version had green trees and what seemed to be summer in Belgium, despite the fact that the climax of the story [[ItsAlwaysMardiGrasInNewOrleans takes place during Carnival.Carnival]]. This was pointed out to Hergé, who [[AvertedTrope corrected it in future editions]].


* TheManBehindTheMan: Sponsz to Tapioca.

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* %%* TheManBehindTheMan: Sponsz to Tapioca.



* TheRevolutionWillNotBeVilified / TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized: Hard to tell which trope this falls into. Though the Picaros are on Tintin's side, they're not portrayed as much more that drunk mercenaries. The protagonists mostly just assist Alcazar in order to save their friends, not because they particularly care about San Theodoros and the final panel of the book implies that in the end nothing has changed except the uniform of the soldiers.

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* TheRevolutionWillNotBeVilified / TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized: Hard to tell which trope this falls into. Though the Picaros are on Tintin's side, they're not portrayed as much more that drunk mercenaries. The protagonists mostly just assist Alcazar in order to save their friends, not because they particularly care about San Theodoros and the final panel of the book implies that in the end nothing has changed except the uniform of the soldiers.


* BadassMoustache: Manolo.
* BaldOfEvil: Sponsz.

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* %%* BadassMoustache: Manolo.
* %%* BaldOfEvil: Sponsz.



* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:It doesn't get much bigger or damner than showing up to call off an execution ''in a giant carnival float bristling with revolutionaries''.]]

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* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:It It doesn't get much bigger or damner than showing up to call off an execution ''in a giant carnival float bristling with revolutionaries''.]]



* DragonInChief: Sponsz.

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* %%* DragonInChief: Sponsz.



* HenpeckedHusband: [[spoiler: General Alcazar to Peggy, destroying the last remnants of his DashingHispanic image.]]

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* HenpeckedHusband: [[spoiler: General Alcazar to Peggy, destroying the last remnants of his DashingHispanic image.]]



* LaResistance: The Picaros.

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* %%* LaResistance: The Picaros.



* NailedToTheWagon: Haddock finds that all alcohol has taken on an absolutely repulsive flavour to him only at the beginning of the story. [[spoiler:The reason is that Calculus slipped him a drug he invented to cure alcoholism that makes alcohol taste disgusting. The same drug is later used to sober up all the members of Alcazar's resistance movement]].
* NotSoDifferent: Alcazar and Tapioca.

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* NailedToTheWagon: Haddock finds that all alcohol has taken on an absolutely repulsive flavour to him only at the beginning of the story. [[spoiler:The The reason is that Calculus slipped him a drug he invented to cure alcoholism that makes alcohol taste disgusting. The same drug is later used to sober up all the members of Alcazar's resistance movement]].
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NotSoDifferent: Alcazar and Tapioca.



* ShoutOut: The carnival includes revellers wearing WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse, WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck, [[ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}} Snoopy]], Franchise/{{Zorro}}, and [[Creator/TheMarxBrothers Groucho Marx]] costumes, as well as, quite surprisingly, one dressed as ComicBook/{{Asterix}} -- a nod to the FriendlyRivalry between Herge and the creators of the Gaul, Uderzo & Goscinny.

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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The carnival includes revellers wearing WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse, WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck, [[ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}} Snoopy]], Franchise/{{Zorro}}, and [[Creator/TheMarxBrothers Groucho Marx]] costumes, as well as, quite surprisingly, one dressed as ComicBook/{{Asterix}} -- a nod to the FriendlyRivalry between Herge and the creators of the Gaul, Uderzo & Goscinny.


** This has however been {{Jossed}} by WordOfGod. Herg&eacute claimed that he based her on the secretary of an American Ku Klux Klan spokesman he once saw on television.

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** This has however been {{Jossed}} by WordOfGod. Herg&eacute Hergé claimed that he based her on the secretary of an American Ku Klux Klan spokesman he once saw on television.

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** This has however been {{Jossed}} by WordOfGod. Herg&eacute claimed that he based her on the secretary of an American Ku Klux Klan spokesman he once saw on television.

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* BeingWatched: Tintin arrives at the expensive hotel where Captain Haddock is staying and points out the [[SinisterSurveillance various hidden microphones]] in his GildedCage. He also points at the mirror and says it might be a double-sided mirror with a camera on the other side. Cue Colonel Sponsz watching Tintin on a monitor, pointing directly at him. "He's clever, that boy."


* DyingDeclarationOfLove: As they stand before the firing squad, Thompson asks "Can you perhaps think of some famous last words?", to which Thomson responds "Er... What about, 'Kiss me, Thompson'... Will that do?" However, [[SubvertedTrope this is just]] [[CulturalTranslation a throwaway joke]] by the English translator based on Horatio Nelson's penultimate words after he was shot during the Battle of Trafalgar. In the French version he just goes with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Algerian_War#De_Gaulle "San Theodorians, I have understood you!"]]

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* DyingDeclarationOfLove: As they stand before the firing squad, Thompson asks "Can you perhaps think of some famous last words?", to which Thomson responds "Er... What about, 'Kiss me, Thompson'... Will that do?" However, [[SubvertedTrope this is just]] [[CulturalTranslation a throwaway joke]] by the English translator based on Horatio Nelson's penultimate words after he was shot during the Battle of Trafalgar. In the French version he just goes with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Algerian_War#De_Gaulle "San Theodorians, I have understood you!"]]you!"]], while in the AnimatedAdaptation, he simply says "goodbye".


* AdapatedOut: The encounter with Ridgewell and the Arumbayas is removed from the AnimatedAdaptation.

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* AdapatedOut: AdaptedOut: The encounter with Ridgewell and the Arumbayas is removed from the AnimatedAdaptation.

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