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Snowy: male or female

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miloumuttmitt
Member
#1 · Posted: 10 Aug 2004 19:21
It has been confirmed that Snowy is a male in Tintin in Tibet. So why is there a poll on his gender?
finlay
Member
#2 · Posted: 13 Aug 2004 11:15
Yeah, it shouldn't even be an issue of any form!
marsbar
Moderator
#3 · Posted: 14 Aug 2004 00:12 · Edited by: marsbar
You'd be amazed how many queries we have received over the past ten years regarding Snowy's sex. At one stage the question even broke into our top 10 listing of frequently asked questions.
jock123
Moderator
#4 · Posted: 15 Aug 2004 09:04 · Edited by: jock123
Snowy’s sex is male; like most other characters in the books, his gender is distinctly neuter.

Exceptions to this general neutrality would be Wagg (wife and children); Alcazar (wife); Mrs Alcazar (husband); Castafiore (distinctly predatory lady) and (surprisingly), that red-blooded, hot headed, Romeo of the reactor and lothario of the laboratory - hang onto your hats and lock up your daughters - Cuthebert Calculus!!!!?!?! His pursuit of the “chantoosy” known as the Milanese Nightingale definitely puts him top of the tree as alpha-male at Marlinspike. No bromide in his tea!!

I do not like to speculate as to whether there was anything going on between Igor and Irma, but I feel there might have been…
decimusphostle
Member
#5 · Posted: 27 Aug 2004 23:18
Just a little interesting note: Snowy's gender is undoubtedly male; Tintin refers to him as "he" many times throughout the series, and in Tintin and Alph-Art, he is attracted to Castafiore's aloof poodle, showing for the first time a distinct interest in another dog.

Although his gender is the same, his name is French-Milou-, is in fact a female name, derived from the nickname of Herge's first girlfriend, whilst still at school.
germ
Member
#6 · Posted: 29 Aug 2004 07:10
He also was interested in lady dogs so I would assume he is a male dog!!
finlay
Member
#7 · Posted: 12 Sep 2004 13:07
Milou wasn't how Hergé's girlfriend spelt it, though.
jockosjungle
Member
#8 · Posted: 18 Sep 2004 21:44
Snowy does wear a rather feminine pink bow on deck in The Shooting Star. Maybe "he" is a girl after all.

Personally I think he is male, but perhaps his gender was uncertain until the later adventures

Rik
OJG
Member
#9 · Posted: 19 Sep 2004 17:38
I think Snowy was intended to be male. I remember Tintin referring to him as 'boy' more than once in the cartoon. And all the evidence from the books (as stated above) says so too.
Peveus
Member
#10 · Posted: 16 Mar 2005 13:08
Snowy is a boy for sure. It's Tintin who put the pink bow on him and Tintin is questionably feminine. Tintin and the Picaros was the first (and unfortunately also last) time Tintin was actually developed properly as a character and throughout that book he does a lot of girly things. Namely holding himself efeminately. Look at his hands while he drinks tea! TELL ME THAT ISNT EFFEMINATE!

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