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Martine
Member
#31 · Posted: 11 Oct 2004 16:11 · Edited by: Admin
I always thought he was just a kid who got to do neat stuff. So other kids would buy the comic.
And Tintin looks too different from any other character design, except for kids.

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theone
Member
#32 · Posted: 11 Oct 2004 20:10
"I always thought he was just a kid who got to do neat stuff."

That's something I would never think of ^_^

He's just got a sort of kiddy face - but after reading a lot of the books it's pretty obvious he isn't a "kid" in that sense.
kirthiboy
Member
#33 · Posted: 11 Oct 2004 20:46 · Edited by: kirthiboy
I dont think he is a kid. He is a kid for the villians of course. His age would be around 27 by the last album imo. If you imagine him real, he would be like a highly skilled cute boy lookish type smart man reporter =p (no kid)

Anyways, you can call him kiddish maybe:
In The Black Island, when he tries to solve the pieces of paper puzzle found from the pilot's jacket, he says "I love puzzles!". And in "Land of black Gold", the gangsters easily assume Tintin as Olivera's nephew. In Shooting Star, the way he gets into the laboratory reminds me kiddish pranks. But anyways he is not a kid.
Karaboudjan
Member
#34 · Posted: 12 Dec 2004 23:48
I'd say he was early twenties at the most.
blisteringbarnacles
Member
#35 · Posted: 22 Jan 2005 08:40
I think Tintin is around 25, Haddock is in the late 40s and Calculus is in his mid 60s
MoonRocket
Member
#36 · Posted: 22 Jan 2005 23:21
When I read the earlier Tintin adventures (America, Blue Lotus, etc), I see Tintin as, say, a 17 or 18 year-old. But when I read the later adventures, especially Picaros and Flight 714, I see him to be in his mid- to late-twenties. I see the Captain as being 40-45 and Calculus as being 50 at the oldest.
Harrock n roll
Moderator
#37 · Posted: 23 Jan 2005 18:21
There is no real “proof” of Tintin's age although Hergé once said that he was 15.

15 + 76 = 91. So Tintin is 91 now...
miloumuttmitt
Member
#38 · Posted: 24 Jan 2005 01:08
Theory:
Congo-America=15
Pharaoh-Lotus=16
Ear-Black Island=17
Ottokar-Star=18
Unicorn-Prisoners=19
Black Gold-Explorers=20
Calculus=21
Sharks-Tibet=22
Emerald-Picaros=23
Alph-Art=25
rastapopoulos
Member
#39 · Posted: 24 Jan 2005 14:47
If the revised version of 'Tintin in the Congo' was done at the same time as 'Seven Cyrstal Balls' we can see a significant difference between the paralel Tintins. The 'Congo' Tintin look almost younger than the 'Cyrstal Balls' Tintin. Do you think this was a deliberate change made by Herge. It seems Tintin has aged both in looks and attitude between the Two books.
Mull Pascha
Member
#40 · Posted: 5 Feb 2005 13:22
I don't think Tintin is a teenager. I mean what sort of a newspaper would send a fifteen/sixteen year old child away on a dangerous trip to Sovjet? I'd say Tintin is about 20-25 years old.

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