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#1 · Posted: 14 Apr 2004 14:14
Hi Everyone

Many people may think my favourite character is Tintin, but it's not! It's the Thompsons!

I like them because they are very funny, for instance they are rather impulsive which results in them doing silly things like falling down stairs, damaging their hats or tripping over wires. However, they are still known as the world's greatest detectives who assist Tintin in his missons - at least in The Adventures Of Tintin.

So guys, what's yours favorite character(s)?

#2 · Posted: 15 Apr 2004 12:14 · Edited by: Tintinrulz

My favourite Tintin character is um... Tintin! I love his hairstyle, his clothing style, his independence, his ability to drive varied vehicles and have a gun license, have adventures the world over and catch dangerous criminals. Also he is a great detective/explorer, tremendously polite, and all the gangsters don't think of him as a kid. And other stuff....
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#3 · Posted: 16 Apr 2004 02:06
Who says Tintin has a gun license? ;D

My favourite character could be Captain Haddock...or...hmm...dunno.

Probably Haddock. :)

#4 · Posted: 18 Apr 2004 10:58 · Edited by: Admin
Mine is TINTIN HIMSELF!! I love his intelligence, smart looks streetwise attitude, his good traits, practise of yoga and totally EVERYTHING about him! It makes me proud to be a Tintinologist. Nice choice Zeng Jie! And Mr.Paul too!
#5 · Posted: 22 Apr 2004 01:23
I love Snowy too!! He is brave, smart, funny and down to earth. More importantly, no matter how much the angel and the evil argue in his head, he can (almost) always make the right choice. Nobody has been through as much with Tintin as Snowy. His loyalty to Tintin is incomparable. Because of Snowy, I think I will get a white fox-terrier in the future.

I also enjoy every presence of Captain Haddock. He always cracks me up. :)

Who else?

#6 · Posted: 23 Apr 2004 01:40
Hi...new member =)

I like the Captain...he's just a likeable guy for some reason. And Tintin, of course
#7 · Posted: 29 Apr 2004 22:50
I think Captain Haddock, several reasons:

- He's prone to getting irritated by things and this often makes for very funny running jokes. One of my favourites is in 'The Calculus Affair', where he can't get rid of a sticking plaster, it's a nice running visual gag Herge goes for.

- He often says he's dead against going somewhere, but he just can't resist following Tintin on another adventure, or he feels he has to look after him.

- His insults and curses - how often he turns perfectly ordinary words into insults or curses just by screaming them at someone or something. Also the silly phrases like 'sea gherkins', 'two-faced troglodytes', and of course 'Ten Thousand Thundering Typhoons!'
#8 · Posted: 2 May 2004 19:38 · Edited by: GurraJG
Hi...new member =)

Same here. Anyway, I like Captain Archibald Haddock for several reasons:

- He provides the sometimes needed comedy. I mean, lets face it, without him, Tintin would not be as fun to read.

- His "colorful expresions" as I like to call them. My favorites include: Bomber och Granater, Anfäkta och Anamma (both Swedish), [Ten Thousand] Thundering Typhoons, [Billions of Blue] Blistering Barnacles, Fancy-Dress Facist (Tintin and the Picaros, page 8, last frame).
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#9 · Posted: 3 May 2004 00:53
Hi there Gustav, welcome!

Can you tell us what Bomber och Granater and Anfäkta och Anamma mean in English?

#10 · Posted: 3 May 2004 15:50
Thank you.

Can you tell us what Bomber och Granater and Anfäkta och Anamma mean in English?

Well, Bomber och Granater literally means Bombs and Granades, but in the English Editions it's replaced with Thundering Thypoons. As for Anfäkta och Anamma, I'm not quite sure what a literal translation would be. But in the English versions it's Blistering Barnacles.

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