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** From the Nelvana animated adaptation of ''Prisoners of the Sun'': "Tomorrow's the sixteenth! EUREKA! We're saved!"



** It happens on almost every country that Tintin has been to. Peruvians adore the Temple of the Sun storyline for portraying their country and the Incan culture mostly accurate and not romanticizing the spanish conquista. Similarly, Tintin is also liked a lot in China and Tibet.

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** It happens on almost every country that Tintin has been to. Peruvians adore the Temple of the Sun storyline for portraying their country and the Incan culture mostly accurate and not romanticizing the spanish Spanish conquista. Similarly, Tintin is also liked a lot in China and Tibet.


** In the same book, after the two bad guy falls from the boat and drown, there's a panel showing them being DraggedOffToHell by three little black devils, which is really out of place for the genre of the series.

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** In the same book, after the two bad guy falls guys fall from the boat and drown, there's a panel showing them being DraggedOffToHell by three little black devils, which is really out of place for the genre of the series.


* AmericansHateTingle: While not outright hated, and in fact many people interested in comic books would know about it, Tintin never made the big scene in North America compared to Europe and other continents. In the USA it's considered more of a niche thing rather than the big cultural impact it is in Europe. It's probably due to the fact that in the USA comic books are mostly known for either being comic strips or being about superheroes, so Tintin rather feels out of place.

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* AmericansHateTingle: While not outright hated, and in fact many people interested in comic books would know about it, Tintin never made the big scene in North America (except in Quebec) compared to Europe and other continents. In the USA it's considered more of a niche thing rather than the big cultural impact it is in Europe. It's probably due to the fact that in the USA comic books are mostly known for either being comic strips or being about superheroes, so Tintin rather feels out of place.



* VindicatedByHistory: While it was never poorly received in the States and Canada, it was pretty obscure owing mostly to its very limited run. (Meaning you had to hope your library had copies or pay pretty steep prices in online auctions.) After its reprints in TheNewTens, it's now one of the few Franco-Belgian comics some people in North America can even ''name''.

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* VindicatedByHistory: While it was never poorly received in the States and English Canada, it was pretty obscure owing mostly to its very limited run. (Meaning you had to hope your library had copies or pay pretty steep prices in online auctions.) After its reprints in TheNewTens, it's now one of the few Franco-Belgian comics some people in North America can even ''name''.

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* SugarWiki/SuperlativeDubbing: the European Spanish dub. Long time tintinologist Juan D'Ors adapted the scripts, directed the dub and also voiced Tintin. The result was a dub which managed to be more faithful to the original comics than the English version (for instance, dialogue was corrected so that the anachronic order of the episodes was fixed) and even slip a few references to the albums which hadn't been adapted (the opening moments of "Tintin in America" reference "Land of the Soviets" and "Tintin in the Congo" and the final moments of "Tintin and the Picaros" include a reference to the never-finished "Alph-Art").


** "[[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/ha-ha-ha-oh-wow HA HA HA, OH WOW]]"

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** "[[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/ha-ha-ha-oh-wow HA HA HA, OH WOW]]"WOW]]", an edit of two panels from ''Destination Moon'' of Captain Haddock laughing at Prof. Calculus's plans to build a moon rocket.


* InternetBackdraft: Has your heater conked out on a winter day? Praise or denounce ''Tintin in the Congo''.


* CompleteMonster: [[OverarchingVillain Roberto Rastapopoulos]] is Tintin's ArchEnemy. Debuting as a seemingly benign film producer, Rastapopoulos is in reality the ringleader of an international drug cartel that utilizes a [[ChemicallyInducedInsanity poison to drive his enemies, interlopers, and any disloyal minions insane]]. When his operations in Cairo and India crumble, Rastapopoulos kidnaps the Maharajah's son and attempts to [[WouldHurtAChild crush the boy]] and Tintin with a boulder, only to apparently fall to his death. Revealing to have survived in China, Rastapopoulos orders the execution of Tintin and [[BigGood Mr. Wang's]] family, to be beheaded by Mr. Wang's own drugged son. He later returns as the ringleader of a [[SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil slave trafficking ring]], abducting Muslims under the pretense of granting them safe passage, only to later sell them off. Discovering Tintin's interference, Rastapopoulos shows no regard for the lives of innocents in his attempts on Tintin's life; he arranges for a bomb to be planted in Tintin's passenger plane, and later orders a submarine to torpedo the slave ship Tintin had commandeered. In his final appearance, Rastapopoulos attempts to rebuild his fortune by stealing Lazlo Carreidas's own using a truth serum. But when accidentally injected with said serum, he gleefully reveals his plan [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness to have most of his minions killed off once he claims Carreidas's fortune]]. Driven by {{Greed}}, Rastapopoulos truly lives up to his self-proclaimed moniker as "devil incarnate".

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* CompleteMonster: *CompleteMonster: [[OverarchingVillain Roberto Rastapopoulos]] is Tintin's ArchEnemy. Debuting as a seemingly benign film producer, Rastapopoulos is in reality the ringleader of an international drug cartel that utilizes a [[ChemicallyInducedInsanity poison to drive his enemies, interlopers, and any disloyal minions insane]]. When his operations in Cairo and India crumble, Rastapopoulos kidnaps the Maharajah's son and attempts to [[WouldHurtAChild crush the boy]] and Tintin with a boulder, only to apparently fall to his death. Revealing to have survived in China, Rastapopoulos orders the execution of Tintin and [[BigGood Mr. Wang's]] Wang's family, to be beheaded by Mr. Wang's own drugged son. He later returns as the ringleader of a [[SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil slave trafficking ring]], abducting Muslims under the pretense of granting them safe passage, only to later sell them off. Discovering Tintin's interference, Rastapopoulos shows no regard for the lives of innocents in his attempts on Tintin's life; he arranges for a bomb to be planted in Tintin's passenger plane, and later orders a submarine to torpedo the slave ship Tintin had commandeered. In his final appearance, Rastapopoulos attempts to rebuild his fortune by stealing Lazlo Carreidas's own using a truth serum. But when accidentally injected with said serum, he gleefully reveals his plan [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness to have most of his minions killed off once he claims Carreidas's fortune]]. Driven by {{Greed}}, Rastapopoulos truly lives up to his [[CardCarryingVillain self-proclaimed moniker moniker]] as "devil incarnate".

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* CompleteMonster: [[OverarchingVillain Roberto Rastapopoulos]] is Tintin's ArchEnemy. Debuting as a seemingly benign film producer, Rastapopoulos is in reality the ringleader of an international drug cartel that utilizes a [[ChemicallyInducedInsanity poison to drive his enemies, interlopers, and any disloyal minions insane]]. When his operations in Cairo and India crumble, Rastapopoulos kidnaps the Maharajah's son and attempts to [[WouldHurtAChild crush the boy]] and Tintin with a boulder, only to apparently fall to his death. Revealing to have survived in China, Rastapopoulos orders the execution of Tintin and [[BigGood Mr. Wang's]] family, to be beheaded by Mr. Wang's own drugged son. He later returns as the ringleader of a [[SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil slave trafficking ring]], abducting Muslims under the pretense of granting them safe passage, only to later sell them off. Discovering Tintin's interference, Rastapopoulos shows no regard for the lives of innocents in his attempts on Tintin's life; he arranges for a bomb to be planted in Tintin's passenger plane, and later orders a submarine to torpedo the slave ship Tintin had commandeered. In his final appearance, Rastapopoulos attempts to rebuild his fortune by stealing Lazlo Carreidas's own using a truth serum. But when accidentally injected with said serum, he gleefully reveals his plan [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness to have most of his minions killed off once he claims Carreidas's fortune]]. Driven by {{Greed}}, Rastapopoulos truly lives up to his self-proclaimed moniker as "devil incarnate".


** Or in ''The Shooting Star'' (published during WWII, when Belgium was occupied by Germany), where Tintin's expedition's nemesis is a certain [[{{Eagleland}} American]] [[CorruptCorporateExecutive industrialist]] called [[GreedyJew Blumenstein]]. In the later versions, the country was renamed [[BananaRepublic Sao Rico]] and Blumenstein was renamed Bohlwinkel (which actually doesn't make it any better).

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** Or in ''The Shooting Star'' (published during WWII, when Belgium was occupied by Germany), where Tintin's expedition's nemesis is a certain [[{{Eagleland}} American]] [[CorruptCorporateExecutive industrialist]] called [[GreedyJew Blumenstein]]. In the later versions, the country was renamed [[BananaRepublic Sao Rico]] and Blumenstein was renamed Bohlwinkel (which actually doesn't make it any better).[[NotHelpingYourCase incidentally is]] ''also'' a jewish surname, but Herge supposedly [[InnocentlyInsensitive did not know this at the time]]).


* VindicatedByHistory: While it was never poorly received in the States and Canada, it was pretty obscure owing mostly to its very limited run. (Meaning you had to hope your library had copies or [[CrackIsCheaper pay pretty steep prices in online auctions]].) After its reprints in TheNewTens, it's now one of the few Franco-Belgian comics some people in North America can even ''name''.

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* VindicatedByHistory: While it was never poorly received in the States and Canada, it was pretty obscure owing mostly to its very limited run. (Meaning you had to hope your library had copies or [[CrackIsCheaper pay pretty steep prices in online auctions]].auctions.) After its reprints in TheNewTens, it's now one of the few Franco-Belgian comics some people in North America can even ''name''.


* VillainDecay: Rastapopoulos to a tee. In his earlier appearances, he is a powerful, deceptive and menacing {{chessmaster}}. Flight 714 sees him reduced to a pathetically short-tempered pink cowboy who can't think even one step ahead (he's still pretty evil though, as he is quick to tell us). His [[TheDragon dragon]] Allan falls prey to this too, becoming nothing more than a dumb and cowardly henchman. Note that this was done on purpose; Hergé deliberately decided to ridicule his villains at this point.
* TheWoobie: [[{{Woobie/Tintin}} Has its own page]].

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* VillainDecay: Rastapopoulos to a tee. In his earlier appearances, he is a powerful, deceptive and menacing {{chessmaster}}. Flight 714 sees him reduced to a pathetically short-tempered pink cowboy who can't think even one step ahead (he's still pretty evil though, as he is quick to tell us). His [[TheDragon dragon]] Allan falls prey to this too, becoming nothing more than a dumb and cowardly henchman. Note that this was [[InvokedTrope done on purpose; purpose;]] Hergé deliberately decided to ridicule his villains at this point.
* VindicatedByHistory: While it was never poorly received in the States and Canada, it was pretty obscure owing mostly to its very limited run. (Meaning you had to hope your library had copies or [[CrackIsCheaper pay pretty steep prices in online auctions]].) After its reprints in TheNewTens, it's now one of the few Franco-Belgian comics some people in North America can even ''name''.
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TheWoobie: [[{{Woobie/Tintin}} Has its own page]].
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** [[DirtyCommies Or]] [[RedScare about everything]] in ''Tintin in the Land of the Soviets''.

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** [[DirtyCommies [[DirtyCommunists Or]] [[RedScare about everything]] in ''Tintin in the Land of the Soviets''.


** Portraying the Incas and their descendants as rightfully wary of foreigners due to the past with the Spaniards, and criticizing the exploitation Europeans have done on Peru and its rich culture in ''The Seven Crystal Balls'' / ''Prisoners of the Sun''. It's exemplified the best in the scene that opens the first book, where the gentleman sitting next to Tintin calls out the desecration of Rascar Capac's tomb, and latter the scene where Tintin saves Zorrino from being bullied by two presumably Spaniard men.

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** Portraying the Incas and their descendants as rightfully wary of foreigners due to the past with the Spaniards, and criticizing the exploitation Europeans have done on Peru and its rich culture in ''The Seven Crystal Balls'' / ''Prisoners of the Sun''. It's exemplified the best in the scene that opens the first book, where the gentleman sitting next to Tintin calls out the desecration of Rascar Capac's tomb, and latter later the scene where Tintin saves Zorrino from being bullied by two presumably Spaniard men.


** In the same book, after the two bad guy falls from the boat and drown, there's a pannel showing them being DraggedOffToHell by three little black devils, which is really out of place for the genre of the series.

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** In the same book, after the two bad guy falls from the boat and drown, there's a pannel panel showing them being DraggedOffToHell by three little black devils, which is really out of place for the genre of the series.


* ItWasHisSled: Everybody knows that Roberto Rastapopoulos is more than just a movie director...

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* ItWasHisSled: Everybody knows that Roberto Rastapopoulos is [[BigBad more than just a movie director...director]]...

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