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The Main Cast
Played by Richard Pearce (BBC Radio Series 1 and 2), Jean-Pierre Talbot (Tintin and the Golden Fleece"), Colin O'Meara (90's animated series), Jamie Bell (Spielberg/Jackson film)
- The Ace - Hergé admitted Tintin was an idealized version of himself (even though Haddock was his favorite character).
- Amateur Sleuth
- Beware the Nice Ones
- British Accents: Has one in the English version of the movie.
- Canadian Accents: The English dub of the cartoon, however, gave him one of these.
- The Cape
- Celibate Hero
- Characterization Marches On - In his first two books, he was originally something of a rude, inconsiderate troublemaker who didn't mind getting into fights.
- Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: It's frightening to imagine what sort of (drunken) trouble Captain Haddock would get into if Tintin wasn't there to keep an eye on him.
- Cute Bruiser
- Determinator - In Recap, as well as in the Spielberg/Jackson film. He inspires Haddock not to give up, which in turn inspires Haddock to encourage Tintin to do the same the one time he does almost give up.
- The Everyman
- Friendless Background
- Guile Hero - Throughout the course of the series, he would lie to the bad guys, disguise himself, trick the bad guys, fool the bad guys etc... A typical scene in an adventure could have him pointing behind a villain and yelling "Look out!" after they make him crash his car, and then he would steal their car while they were distracted.
- He would also use whisky and reverse psychology to get the Captain to cooperate.
- Heroes Love Dogs
- Heterosexual Life Partners: With Captain Haddock.
- Ideal Hero
- Incorruptible Pure Pureness - Immune to any kind of vice whatsoever (except getting drunk, once, in Tintin and the Broken Ear...and for his initial racism, although that was more Characterization Marches On than anything else).
- Intergenerational Friendship: All of his friends are either significantly older than him or significantly younger.
- Instant Expert
- Intrepid Reporter
- Jumped At the Call - All the time, except in Tintin and the Picaros.
- Master of Disguise
- Memetic Outfit: The plus-fours.
- Nice Guy
- Only Sane Man
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse - He's slighter and younger than many of the people he encounters... but he's capable of taking on two gorilla-henchmen at the same time!
- The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything - For someone who is supposedly a reporter, he doesn't get to do a lot of story writing. Most of the places he visits are because of his job, though.
- Chalk it up to Literary Agent Hypothesis. The stories about his adventures are his reports, or at least are based on them; when they originally appeared in newspapers, Herge occasionally wrote fake articles that had Tintin interviewing some of the other characters on the finer details of what was going on -- an opportunity for Herge to show his research.
- Redheaded Hero
- Screw the Money, I Have Rules - Resisted bribery attempts at least twice.
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The Sensitive Guy to Haddock's Manly Man.
- Technical Pacifist - While he is willing to fight, he goes to great lengths to avoid conflict.
- Vague Age: He's old enough to enter a pub and drink a beer (The Black Island) and old enough to live alone with his dog in his own apartment. However, he is still referred to as a "young boy", and a "puppy." Hergé stated that when he first thought about Tintin, the character was 14 or 15 years old, but in an interview he stated: "but now, let's say that he is 17."
Played by Andrew Sachs (BBC Radio Series 1 and 2), Susan Roman (90's animated series)
- Animal Talk - Only in the original comics and in the radio adaptations.
- Breaking the Fourth Wall - Comics only, when he talks to the reader
- Big Damn Heroes - Frequently saves Tintin's ass by biting someone else's. Naturally, in the knick of time.
- Canine Companion
- Deadpan Snarker / Snarky Non-Human Sidekick - Again, comics only.
- Determinator - If Tintin gets into trouble, nothing can stop him from helping his master. The best example is the way Snowy tracks Tintin to Marlinspike after the Bird brothers kidnap him in Secret of the Unicorn. In the Spielberg/Jackson film, he jumps onto a truck in the middle of a busy intersection, leaps through a herd of cows, and sneaks onto a ship to find him.
- Evil-Detecting Dog
- Good Angel, Bad Angel
- Heroic Dog
- Nearly-Normal Animal
- Non-Human Sidekick
- Team Pet
- Timmy in a Well
Captain Archibald Haddock
Played by Andy Serkis (Spielberg/Jackson film), Leo McKern (BBC Radio Series 1), Lionel Jeffries (BBC Radio Series 2), David Fox (90's animated series)
- Agent Scully - In Tintin in Tibet, he refuses to acknowledge the existence of the Yeti.
- Happens again in Flight 714 when he states his disbelief in both aliens and hypnosis.
- Alcohol-Induced Idiocy: Haddock, we're looking right at you. Literally. You're the picture on the trope page. Dry, he's a force to be reckoned with. Let him swallow a drop of liquor, though, and he's capable of starting a fire in a wooden lifeboat. And breaking the oars for fuel. And when he realizes what he's done, he'll try to put out the fire... With whiskey. ker-WHOOMP
- Breakout Character - Not the main character, but almost certainly the most popular one.
- Butt Monkey
- Catch Phrase - Billions of blue blistering barnacles!
- Thousands of thundering typhoons!
- But all 202 of Haddock's catch phrases are here.
- At the end of the Spielberg/Jackson film, he gets so excited over finding what Sir Francis Hadoque salvaged of the treasure that he actually mixes up his own catchphrase!
- Celibate Hero
- Characterization Marches On: When first introduced he was a weak and pathetic alcoholic, but after he dried out he became the salty-mouthed, assertive, somewhat bullheaded sea dog everyone knows him as.
- Cool Old Guy
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass
- Deadpan Snarker
- The Drunken Sailor
- Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep" - Tintin and Calculus seldom address him by his name.
- Father Neptune - Actually a bit of a subversion. As soon as Haddock settles down in Marlinspike Hall, he finds he much prefers solid ground under his feet over a seafaring life -- although he remains a very capable navigator when his services are called for.
- Genius Ditz: As troublesome as he may be, no one can deny that he's an excellent sailor.
- Good Smoking, Evil Smoking - Of the "Cool Old Guy pipe smoker" kind.
- Heterosexual Life Partners: With Tintin.
- High-Class Glass - He tries wearing a monocle after inheriting Marlinspike Hall. Turns out it makes lousy adventuring gear.
- Hurricane of Euphemisms
- Identical Grandson - To his forefather Francis Haddock, down to copying his catchphrases.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold
- The Lancer
- Large Ham - Ah yes, there's a reason why the people who made the BBC radio adaptations decided to cast Leo McKern
- My Name Is Not Durwood - Bianca Castafiore is never able to get his name right.
- Nice Hat: His captain's cap.
- Older Sidekick
- Papa Wolf: When it matters he'll do anything to protect his friends, especially Tintin.
- Punch Clock Hero - The man just wants a quiet life. Is that too much to ask?
- Rags to Riches: Started off as a complete mess, but eventually becomes the wealthy owner of his ancestoral home Marlinspike Hall.
- Seadog Beard
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The Manly Man to Tintin's Sensitive Guy.
- This Loser Is You - Inevitable, being the Foil to Tintin.
- Unusual Euphemism - The author originally wanted Captain Haddock to, well, swear like a sailor, but he had to keep the comic family friendly. He compromised by using this strategy, which ended up becoming Captain Haddock's signature character trait.
- Vitriolic Best Buds - With Captain Chester and Professor Calculus.
Professor Cuthbert Calculus
Professeur Tryphon Tournesol
Played by Stephen Moore (BBC Radio Series), Wayne Robson (90's animated series)
- Absent-Minded Professor
- Alliterative Name - Cuthbert Calculus. Tryphon Tournesol in the original version.
- Berserk Button - For all his alleged gentleness, he has a lot of buttons and a Hair-Trigger Temper, albeit a fairly mild one. You don't want to mention his family members in inappropriate situations (including ones he doesn't have). You'll want to avoid knocking off his hat, as well. And for the love of God, never tell him he's "acting the goat". Of course, there's always the chance he'll mishear you, for better or worse.
- Beware the Nice Ones - Most of the time he's a very good-natured and polite person, but push one of his Berserk Buttons and you'll quickly regret it.
- Bungling Inventor
- Bunny Ears Lawyer - He may be eccentric and severely hearing impaired, but nobody doubts his genius.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass - When his Berserk Button is pressed, NO ONE can stand in his way. He becomes hyper competent, is able to scare off Haddock and even appears to have gained super strength and lifts a man twice his size.
- Cloudcuckoolander - Due to his curiously selective hearing impairment rather than his intelligence.
- Distressed Dude
- A Day in the Limelight - The Calculus Affair, as well as the Moon albums which turn him into a competent character.
- The Fool - He is often in the middle of dire straits without having any idea what's going on
- Gadgeteer Genius
- Hidden Depths - As mentioned above, Destination Moon and The Calculus Affair proved that the good professor is very down-to-earth indeed whenever the world is threatened. He has even less concern for his personal safety in these situations.
- I Know Savate - In Flight 714. But he's admittedly gotten rather rusty since his lycee days.
- Kidnapped Scientist - In the Calculus Affair. Also technically in Prisoners of the Sun, though his kidnapping there isn't because of him being a scientist.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed - Herge based the character on scientist, inventor, and enthusiastic balloonist Dr. Auguste Piccard.
- Omnidisciplinary Scientist
- Throwing Off the Disability - In Destination Moon, he makes himself a hearing aid so that he will be able to hear the radio transmissions perfectly, the device is never seen again in any of the subsequent books.
- Reluctant Mad Scientist
Dupond and Dupont
Played by Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (Spielberg/Jackson film), Charles Kay (BBC Radio Series), Dan Hennessey and John Stocker (90's animated series)
- The Chew Toy
- Clueless Detectives
- Determinators - While their competence is questionable at best later on, they won't let that slow them down. At one point (Prisoners of the Sun) they were canvassing the world trying to track down Tintin and Co.
- The Dividual (twindividual)
- Early-Bird Cameo - Hergé retroactively added Thomson and Thompson to a single panel when he redrew Tintin in the Congo.
- Evil Counterpart - In the BBC radio adaptation of The Calculus Affair, the Bordurian guards asigned to escort Tintin and Haddock are essentially evil versions of the Thompsons, right down to mannerisms, ineptitude, and the voice actor.
- Flanderization - Their first appearances showed them to be clumsy, comedic, but also quite capable, even busting Tintin out of prison at one point. Later depictions made them generally incompetent.
- Heel Face Turn
- Identical Twin ID Tag: Their mustaches look slightly different: Thomson's curls in while Thompson's flares out.
- Inexplicably Identical Individuals - They are not related in any way.
- Inspector Javert - Initially.
- The Klutz
- Lawful Stupid - Later on.
- Man Children
- Police Are Useless - But they are the police, and they have the good sense to listen to Tintin, even deferring to him on occasion.
- Private Defective
- Talking to Himself - Both men are played by the same actor (Charles Kay) in the BBC radio adaptations.
- Those Two Guys Which is why they're played in the CGI Motion-Capture film by Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, who are Those Two Guys themselves!
- Ultimate Job Security - They stay on the force and are consistently given major cases no matter how incompetent they really are.
- Write Who You Know - They were based on Hergé's father and uncle, who were identical twins and also endeavored to dress identically -- right down to the bowler hats.
- Abhorrent Admirer - To Captain Haddock. Or was it Hoddack? Haddad?
- Always Camp
- The Chick
- Cross-Dressing Voices - Most dubs of the animated series have her voiced by a man.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass - To an extent. She doesn't seem to fear authority figures, which may be why she was so successful at getting information out of Col. Sponsz (The Calculus Affair) and taking just 6 panels to shut down her own trial in San Theodoros (Tintin And The Picaros).
- Dreadful Musician - Tintin, Haddock and Snowy certainly think so, though the fact that she's a world famous Opera diva may indicate that this is subject to opinion in-universe.
- Fat Girl - A positive example. Despite her hilariously over-the-top antics, she is mostly a well-meaning ally to the main characters.
- Gratuitous English - She dabbles a bit in this in the original French-written version.
- Gratuitous Italian
- Kavorka Woman - She may be an extremely Rare Female Example of the trope. Despite neither being much of a looker nor very compelling company, she has quite a few male characters clearly enchanted, including Calculus and Colonel Sponsz. Granted, Calculus's reaction to General Alcazar's wife Peggy suggests he just may have a very unique taste in women.
- Large Ham - A Rare Female Example
- Malaproper - Gets a lot of peoples' names wrong, with the apparent exception of Tintin and important members of government. Especially noticeable with Captain Haddock in The Castafiore Emerald, although he did stumble a bit when he first introduced himself in The Calculus Affair.
- Men Are Generic, Women Are Special
- Meaningful Name - Her name literally means "White and Chaste Flower".
- The Prima Donna
- Self Made Woman: To her credit she's done well for herself, since the series takes place in a time where it was difficult for unmarried women to make their own living, let alone become world-famous singers.
- The Smurfette Principle - One of the only female recurring characters, and certainly the only notable one.
- Surprisingly Good English - Given her usual personality, you'd expect more Gratuitous Italian from her.
- The Thing That Would Not Leave - The Castafiore Emerald is all about her inviting herself to live in Marlinspike Hall for several weeks.
- Badly-Battered Babysitter: Abdullah's stay at Marlinspike in The Red Sea Sharks is "a little trying" on him.
- Battle Butler - He tries to be this in Secret of the Unicorn.
- Butt Monkey
- Heel Face Turn - Played with. In his first appearance, he is working for the villainous Bird brothers, but as it turns out, he had no idea about their criminal activities.
- The Jeeves
- Noble Bigot - He's plainly prejudiced towards Arabs and Roma, but he's still a pretty decent guy.
- Satellite Character - To Haddock and the Bird brothers before him.
- Straight Man
- Drop in Character
- Hawaiian-Shirted Tourist - In Tintin and the Picaros. See, it's not only America that exports annoying boorish tourists in ugly shirts, Belgium apparently does too.
- The Millstone - In The Calculus Affair.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here - Much to Haddock's relief, he panics and leaves whenever anything dangerous or just plain weird happens.
- The Thing That Would Not Leave
- Vitriolic Best Buds: Type 1 with Haddock. Wagg can't seem to comprehend that neither Haddock nor anyone else at Marlinspike Hall can stand him.
- Anti-Hero: Type V, bordering on a downright Villain Protagonist.
- Badass Spaniard
- Eyes Always Shut
- Expy - Of Ché Guevara - though only in his last appearance; mostly he is a generic South American caudillo.
- Full-Circle Revolution
- The Generalissimo
- Gold Digger - Though technically non canonical, in an original draft of Tintin and The Picaros he explians that he married his wife because she is very wealthy and connections to an arms dealership.
- Heel Face Revolving Door
- Henpecked Husband
- House Husband- He can lead a guerilla war campaign and wash the dishes...in a pink apron
- Knife-Throwing Act
- Not So Different- From Tapioca
- Progressively Prettier
- Perma Stubble
- Punch Clock Hero - He isn't a particularly good guy, he just happens to be on Tintin's side.
- The Revolution Will Not Be Vilified- or taken seriously
- Hot Guy, Ugly Wife
Mohammed Ben Kalish Ezab and Abdullah
- Arab Oil Sheikh
- Doting Parent
- Enfant Terrible - Abdullah
- The Nicknamer - Abdullah, again.
- Practical Joke - Abdullah just loves them.
- The Emir's son
- Royal Brat - Again, Abdullah.
- Famous-Named Foreigner
- The Gambling Addict
- The Quiet One
- Red Herring
- Satellite Character - Slightly less so than Irma, but outside of The Castafiore Emerald, he has no character beyond being Castafiore's pianist.
- Battle Butler - Despite being treated like dirt by Bianca Castafiore, she possesses an unshakeable loyalty to her...and will beat the stuffing out of anyone who dares suggest otherwise.
- Berserk Button: The Thompsons learn this the hard way.
- Character Development: Starts out as a Flat Character, but becomes slightly more defined in her second appearance in The Castafiore Emerald
- Large Ham
- Perpetual Frowner
- Satellite Character - Almost always seen with her employer, Castafiore, and defined completely by her relationship with her.
- Distressed Dude - In Tintin in Tibet
- Happily Adopted - Mr. Wang adopts him at the end of The Blue Lotus.
- Parental Abandonment
- Small Role, Big Impact - He only actually appears in two stories (The Blue Lotus and Tintin in Tibet) and is mentioned in a few others, but in the latter, it is obvious that he is one of the people Tintin cares for the most.
- Tagalong Kid
- Write Who You Know - Based on Hergé's friend Zhang Chongren.
- Bit Character
- Flat Character - Basically, she's Tintin's landlady and that's all we ever know about her.
- Ms. Exposition - In The Crab with the Golden Claws.
- As Long as It Sounds Foreign: No version of his name sounds particularly Estonian, and neither does his accent in the cartoon.
- Eyepatch of Power
- Heel Face Turn: Befriends Tintin and Haddock so quickly it's easy to forget he was technically a Punch Clock Villain for the first two pages he appeared on.
- Nice Guy
- Punny Name: In the original French, his name sounds like "zut", making Haddock think he's being difficult when he's actually introducing himself. In the English translation, Haddock misunderstands the name as a rude command to "scoot".
- Bad Boss - In Flight 714, under the influence of Truth Serum, he reveals that he was going to have all his henchmen killed after he would complete his evil plan.
- Bald of Evil
- Big Bad
- Breakout Villain - He is not in a whole lot of albums and only briefly in most of them, but he made enough of an impression to be universally considered Tintin's Big Bad.
- Butt Monkey: Again, In Flight 714
- Chekhov's Gunman - A man looking very similar to Rastapopoulos appears in Tintin in America, a book before his actual introduction, sitting next to Tintin at a banquet. It is unclear whether Hergé actually meant this character to be Rastapopoulos, but it's worth noting that he's sitting next to the actress Mary Pikefort, which makes sense given his job as a movie producer, and that in the English translation of Cigars of the Pharaoh, Tintin states that he has met Rastapoupoulos before.
- The Chessmaster
- Classic Villain
- Evil All Along - He is introduced in Cigars of the Pharaoh as a short-tempered but benign movie producer, then revealed in The Blue Lotus to have been the Big Bad all along. Surprising, eh?
- Faux Affably Evil
- Good Smoking, Evil Smoking - Evil cigars of decadence
- Hair-Trigger Temper
- High-Class Glass
- Karma Houdini - In The Red Sea Sharks
- The Man Behind the Man - To fake bosses Mitsuhirato in The Blue Lotus and Mull Pasha/ Müller in Red Sea Sharks.
- Man of Wealth and Taste
- Smug Snake
- Villain with Good Publicity
- Bond Villain Stupidity - All Tintin villains like to spend quality time with the ol' Villain Ball, but it is Allan who really loves this trope. In all albums he's in, he has Tintin at his mercy at some point, and decides to just leave him alone for him to escape.
- The Dragon - First to Omar Ben Salaad, then to Rastapopoulos.
- Dragon-in-Chief - He is by far a more prominent villain than his boss in The Crab with the Golden Claws, and Tintin's final struggle is against him. He is less proactive when he becomes Rastapopoulos's lackey.
- False Friend - To Haddock.
- Good Smoking, Evil Smoking - Often seen with a fag end in his mouth.
- Gratuitous English - Obviously not evident in the English translation, but he does this sometimes in the original French.
- The Heavy - In The Crab with the Golden Claws, Allan is The Dragon as well as The Heavy. The Big Bad makes only a brief appearance, doesn't do much, and is defeated before Allan is.
- Humiliation Conga - His last appearance is basically this.
- One Steve Limit - In the original French, his name is Allan Thompson. To avoid obvious confusion, the English translation left out his last name entirely.
- Retcon - He was Ret Conned into being the villain that threw Tintin overboard in a newer edition of Cigars of the Pharaoh, even though canonically this album takes place before The Crab with the Golden Claws, Allan's introduction.
- Smug Snake
Dr. J. W. Müller
- Bald of Evil / Beard of Evil - A clean sweep of Evil hair!
- Herr Doktor
- Gratuitous German
- I Have Many Names - Professor Smith in Land of Black Gold and Mull Pasha in The Red Sea Sharks.
- Morally-Ambiguous Doctorate
- Psycho for Hire - In his last appearance.
- Those Wacky Nazis - Never explicitly stated, but implied, as Müller was largely based on a Real Life Nazi double agent named Dr. Georg Bell.
- Western Terrorists
- Ascended Extra - Was a relatively minor character in King Ottokar's Scepter, but is the Big Bad's proxy in the moon books.
- Bound and Gagged
- Death by Irony
- It's Personal
- Kick the Dog - He kicks Snowy down a ladder at one point.
- The Mole
- Putting on the Reich - He's working with the Iron Guard.
- Revenge - His motive in his reappearance.
- You Said You Would Let Them Go/I Lied
- Badass Longcoat
- Bad Boss
- Beard of Evil - He sports a neat goatee in his second appearance.
- The Chessmaster - In his second appearance, when he lures Tintin to San Theodoros in order to have him killed and prepares a perfect coverup.
- Putting on the Reich
- Sugar and Ice Personality - His subordinates get his ice side, Castafiore and (presumably) his personal friends see his sugar side.
- A Fate Worse Than Death - He considers his humiliating banishment to be this; he'd much rather been executed.
- Evil Counterpart - To Alcazar, although there is little setting the two apart.
- Full-Circle Revolution
- The Generalissimo
- Not So Different-The last page of Tintin and the Picaros implies that there is little difference between him and General Alcazar
- The Rival - Again, to Alcazar.
- The Unseen - Until Picaros.
- Unwitting Pawn - To Sponsz.
- Affably Evil
- Asian Speekee Engrish
- The Dragon: To Rastapopoulos.
- Four Eyes, Zero Soul
- The Heavy
- Man of Wealth and Taste
- Psycho for Hire
- Seppuku: How he meets his end.
- Determinator - A very enthusiastic fellow; can't deny that.
- Drives Like Crazy
- Heroic Bystander
- Hitchhiker Heroes - Although he ultimately subverts this by leaving the group shortly after he shows up, he initially comes across as a Debut Queue variation.
- Jumped At the Call
- Mood Swinger
- National Stereotypes - In his own words, "Italian car. Italian driver".
- One-Scene Wonder - He only appeared in The Calculus Affair, and even that appearance was very brief; despite this, he still made enough of an impression to show up on some of the series' promotional material.
- Accidental Murder
- Anti-Hero - Type I
- The Atoner
- Being Evil Sucks
- Bound and Gagged
- Deal with the Devil
- The Dog Bites Back
- Face Heel Turn - His back-story.
- Foreshadowing - His briefly panicking at the end of Destination Moon ultimately amounts to this.
- The Gambling Addict
- Guile Hero - A very minor case, but he improvised a lie to get past the Thompsons and used his technological expertise to make his Heroic Sacrifice without being interrupted or further endangering the other crew members.
- Heel Face Turn
- Heroic Sacrifice
- Meaningful Name - "Wolf in sheep's clothing", anyone?
- The Mole
- My God, What Have I Done? - His words right before the rocket launch, where he regrets getting into this dangerous ordeal, which makes sense as the other characters were also having second thoughts about going into space. Afterwards, it turns out the danger he was referring to was actually his espionage.
- Mr. Exposition - Does this once in each of the moon books, the second instance being very different from the first.
- Nice Guy
- Personal Mook
- Pride - Not explicitly stated, but if he'd just told his employers about his gambling debts and about the man who approached him, he could have avoided all his problems; apparently he was too ashamed to do this.
- Redemption Equals Death - Technically, Herge left a loophole where he might have survived, but this trope otherwise fits. However, this loophole only exists in Wolff's farewell note in the collected album version: in the original magazine-published version (later changed under pressure from Catholic organizations) Wolff's last note makes it absolutely clear he has no hope of survival.
- Rounded Character - He's...complicated, and that's as much as we dare say without spoiler tags.
- You Said You Would Let Them Go
- Character Tic - Gnaws on his tie when nervous.
- Comically Missing the Point - Doesn't realize that Haddock does not want to go on the Moon voyage.
- Deadpan Snarker - To Haddock in one scene from Destination Moon.
- Greek Chorus - Acts as one in Explorers on the Moon.
- Nice Guy
- Reasonable Authority Figure
- Bunny Ears Lawyer
- Corrupt Corporate Executive
- Eviler Than Thou - When he and Rastapopoulos are injected with truth serum, they have a debate about which of them is the worse human being.
- Jerkass - Oh, so very much.
- Perpetual Frowner - Known in-universe as "the man who never laughs", though Calculus's antics do manage to get several laughing fits out of him (for the first time in many years, apparently).
- Beard of Evil
- Bound and Gagged
- Enemy Mine
- Evil Genius
- Evil Laugh
- Karma Houdini - unlike the other villains in Flight 714, he is let off scot free by the aliens, albeit with his memory of all recent events wiped.
- Nice Hat
- Noodle People
- Opaque Lenses
- Satellite Character - To Rastapopulos, and to Carreidas once he's appointed caregiver to the latter.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here - He tries to run out on Rastapopulos, but this doesn't work out as well as he'd hoped
- Those Wacky Nazis - As with Müller, implied rather than stated outright.
- Truth Serums
- Fiery Redhead
- Frames of Reference
- Impossibly Tacky Clothes - Her dressing gown.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold - According to her husband.
- Perpetual Frowner
- Satellite Character
- Frames of Reference
- Heroes Want Redheads: See Ship Tease below. Since she and Tintin both have red hair, this could go either way.
- Mistaken for Murderer - By Tintin, of all people.
- Naive Everygirl
- Ship Tease - With Tintin in Yves Rodier's unofficial version of Alph-Art, a version that almost became accepted as canon.
- Unwitting Pawn - To Endaddine Akass and the art forgers