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Alph-Art: who is Endaddine Akass?

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Henri Fourcart
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#41 · Posted: 14 Aug 2005 22:08
Omar Ben Salad still seems a likely candidate - nose, build, unseen for so long. Maybe he escaped and crossed the Mediterranean to Ischia and set himself up as a mystic?
Either of the Bird brothers seems a bit of a stretch - there would have to be a lot of plastic surgery involved, what with bone structure in the face etc. Don't forget hair transplants.
Rastapopoulos though seems plausible... again the question of plastic surgery à la the Rodier version. If only Hergé had left us a couple more clues...
snafu
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#42 · Posted: 16 Aug 2005 03:13 · Edited by: snafu
Perhaps one of the Brothers (one could have died during the interim) put on weight and grew a beard after being arrested for the first time, immediately or eventually followed by a period of depression. People can really change their looks because of a big event.

It'd be hard to imagine Omar Ben Salaad not wearing a burnouse! Given how many of the villains dressed in "The Crab with the Golden Claws", it is not impossible to commit physical and violent criminal acts under a burnouse!
caleb
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#43 · Posted: 29 Dec 2006 06:01 · Edited by: Moderator
i know this may sound kind of boring bit i think eddadine akass is endaddine akass

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emma_tintin
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#44 · Posted: 20 Dec 2011 01:23
kirthiboy
In french, the only character with the initials SS is Stephan Szprinkoth, a border guard in The Calculus Affair, so that doesn't make any sense. And of course, aka is a fundementaly anglophone expression, so there goes that. Good thought though!
GSC
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#45 · Posted: 15 Jan 2012 21:22
I don't think Rastapopolus is Endaddine Akass for two reasons: 1. I'm shure that those extra-terrestrial guys would have done something to him before he ever managed to escape. 2. It would be too obvious for him to be Endaddine Akass. He definitely would of picked a villein that hasn't been seen in the sieres for a while. I think it could be Omer Ben Saalad, but we'll never know.
AngelofLight
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#46 · Posted: 27 Jan 2012 10:15
Okay, here's something I thought of earlier today: maybe he's Rastapopoulos's brother?

I say this because Tintin says that Akass's voice reminds him of someone, but Akass doesn't seem to have been acquainted with him previously. He looks a little like Rastapopoulos(let's call him RS so my fingers don't hurt so much from typing that each time) , but not completely.

Also, Herge initially planned to have RS as Akass, but then abandoned that idea. Maybe he had the brainwave of introducing his BROTHER instead? RS mentions in Flight 714 that he "ruined his three brothers". Can't you imagine Akass going on about his tragic backstory, his planned revenge on his brother, etc.?

Actually, the more I think about this, the more plausible it seems!
Tintinrulz
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#47 · Posted: 27 Jan 2012 10:39
Herge at least intended to use Rastapopoulos as the main villain in Alph-Art, judging by the extra pages at the back of the book. There are notes even referring to him getting plastic surgery to change his appearance.
GSC
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#48 · Posted: 28 Aug 2012 19:17 · Edited by: Moderator
GSC:
I don't think Rastapopolus is Endaddine Akass for two reasons: 1. I'm shure that those extra-terrestrial guys would have done something to him before he ever managed to escape. 2. It would be too obvious for him to be Endaddine Akass. He definitely would of picked a villein that hasn't been seen in the sieres for a while. I think it could be Omer Ben Saalad, but we'll never know

I now take back what I said here. I have just got Tintin and Alph-Art by Yves Rolder on disk (leagly), and after reading it, I now think that Rastapopolus would be Herge's number one prioraty to be Endaddine Akass. Herge could have given an explanashion just like Rolder did.

Moderator Note: Just to clarify things, there is no such thing as a “legal” copy of Rodier’s version of Alph-Art: however you got it (and we don’t want to know how) it is still unauthorized and a bootleg.

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dhrishtadyumna
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#49 · Posted: 31 Jan 2017 07:52
Ok guys, I know its an old thread but I had to say this, what if Endaddine Akass was just the Fakir who had put on some weight (well, a lot actually)? That would explain his hypnotic powers.

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