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MT50446
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#141 · Posted: 3 Mar 2015 14:32
Calculus in his 49's no way gotta be mid sixties Haddock mud to late 50's as for Tintin always about 19/20 for me
Eivind
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#142 · Posted: 6 Mar 2015 08:58
Tintin: 25
Captain Haddock: 57
Thompsons: 55
Calculus: 70
Nestor: 58
Bianca Castafiore: 56
Rastapopoulos: 59
abhilashaich
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#143 · Posted: 31 Aug 2015 08:35
In the comics, Tintin may be 14 or 15 years old. This is because he was always optimistic in the comics and never realistic. This is evident in "Tintin in Tibet" where the adventure started because of a nightmare where he saw his friend,Chang calling for help. He seemed to never learn to give up. However the movie presents a more mature Tintin whose adventure is purely professional. (When Sakharine asks him "Goodness me ! Why so many questions ?" Tintin answers "Its my job, there could be a story here if the Haddock line is cursed".) The movie Tintin is not younger than 22 years old. At one time he also gives up and confirms that he is realistic. ("Sakharine has the scrolls and they will lead him to the treasure.")

Haddock and Calculus are in their 30s, Abdullah and Chang are both 12 or 13 years of age. Bianca Castafiore is in 30s too. It is evident when she has affection towards Captain Haddock and the Professor shows affection to her (The Castafiore Emerald).
BelgicatheBrave
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#144 · Posted: 21 Mar 2016 22:28
While I always enjoyed the fact that we never knew how old Tintin was, I do like to think that he matures a little through the course of the series. One day in high school, my sister and I diagrammed the books and this is what we decided sounded about right.

Tintin seems to mature the most visibly, so this is why there's such a deviation in his age:

Land of the Soviets-Tintin in America: 17
Cigars of the Pharaoh-The Blue Lotus: 18
The Broken Ear-King Ottokar's Sceptre: 19
The Crab with the Golden Claws-The Shooting Star: 20
The Secret of the Unicorn-Red Rackham's Treasure: 21
The Seven Crystal Balls-Land of Black Gold: 22
Destination Moon-Explorers on the Moon: 23
The Calculus Affair-Red Sea Sharks: 24
Tintin in Tibet-The Castafiore Emerald: 25
Flight 714: 26
Tintin and the Picaros: 27
Tintin and Alph-Art: 28

Haddock: 47-51

Bianca Castafiore: 46-52

Professor Calculus: 65-70

Thompson and Thomson: About 46

General Alcazar: 35

Peggy Alcazar: 45

Chang Chong-Chen: About 2 years younger than Tintin at any given time.
iluvtintin
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#145 · Posted: 7 Oct 2016 10:34 · Edited by: iluvtintin
In my opinion

Tintin: 15 at the beginning. 17-18 to the end.

Snowy: 3 in dog years.

Haddock: mid 40's-early 50's

Thom(p)sons: mid 30's-early 40's. To me they act younger than they look.

Bianca: 45. Because Herge' said she about that age.

Chang: 14-15 years old

Abdullah: 6 because it said it in the book.

Skut: mid- 30's

I have no idea how old Calculus,Rastapopoulos,or the rest of the gang is.

Some look older then they are.
belvisionfan
Member
#146 · Posted: 8 Feb 2017 02:35
iluvtintin
Has anyone mentioned the age of the villains? Sorry if you have, I must have just missed it.
My villain ages are-
Rastapopolous- about 40s or so. Seeing as he only had sideburns the first time Tintin met him in Cigars, he must have been around 30-35. If Tintin aged about 4-5 years over the comic series, I would say he is about 40-45 in Alph-Art.

Müeller- Probably 37 or 40 something, judging by his agility in Land of Black Gold, so many years after Black Island.

Krollspell- I always thought he was supposed to be an ex- Nazi, so at least 35 or so

Jorgon- fairly young, 30-35

Mitsuhiratu- hard to tell... Anywhere from 40-50

Ramon and Alonso- pretty young. 27-35 for Ramon, Alonso being 30-32 at most.

Alan- 40-45?

Bird Brothers- 40-45, 40-43 at least. They seem fairly old.
OptimisticTimelord26
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#147 · Posted: 15 Feb 2017 23:18
I think Hergé said that Tintin was 14 or 15 when he created him, and according to the quote where he said that, Tintin ages about every ten years.

So if Tintin was say, 14, in 1929, that means as of February, 2017, he would be about 22 years old.
iluvtintin
Member
#148 · Posted: 11 Apr 2017 04:22
OptimisticTimelord26

you're right. Tintin is 22 as of 2017. so it makes sense. tintin will always be our little reporter. ^_^ I really like the age 10 years thing.
iluvtintin
Member
#149 · Posted: 11 Apr 2017 04:29 · Edited by: Moderator
You know this makes me think now about Haddock. He looks older - could there be a chance he's about 30, but he looks older because he smokes and drinks?
Smoking can make you age fast.
But who knows? I really think he's in his mid-40s early-50s.

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