Characters by Name: R

Last modified: 04 Jun 2007


Début: The Seven Crystal Balls - name appears on page 7, frame 8, and is first seen in frame 9 - Fakir.


Début: The Blue Lotus - page 2, frame 1 - Fakir, psychic.

Rambabas (The Rambabas)

Début: The Broken Ear - Native aboriginals; sworn enemies of the Arumbaya people.
Related article: Arumbaya Explained

Ramirez, Pedro

Début: Tintin in America - page 34, frame 8 (name appears on page 36, frame 7) - The robber of the Old West Bank who swapped his boots with Tintin's and caused Tintin to be arrested by the American Police then kidnapped by a lynch mob.


Début: The Black Island - page 44, frame 3 - Gorilla of the Craig Dhui Castle.

Rastapopoulos, Roberto

Début: Tintin in America (nameless, frame 5, p57)


  1. Greek-American, first meets Tintin in Cigars of the Pharaoh (seen on page 3, frame 14; named on page 4, frame 4) .
  2. We first learn of his first name, Roberto, in The Blue Lotus (page 57, frame 6).
  3. Can be spotted in frame 5, page 57 of Tintin in America.
  4. Also known as the King of Cosmos Pictures.
  5. As Marquis di Gorgonzola (the shipping magnate; airline king; owner of Arabair; media and movie tycoon; dealer in pearls, weapons; and slave trafficker), his financial backing helped Sheik Bab El Ehr to topple Emir Ben Kalish Ezab, but not for long.
  6. Gorgonzola is a type of Italian cheese.

Also appears in: Cigars of the Pharaoh, The Blue Lotus, The Red Sea Sharks, Flight 714.

Red Rackham

Début: The Secret of the Unicorn - page 21, frame 8 - Pirate.

Red Rackham (2)

Début: Red Rackham's Treasure - page 2, frame 12 (name appears on page 3, frame 8) - One of the many claimants to Red Rackham's fortunes.
Trivia: In French, Rackam-Lerouge: Rackam is the name of the men, Lerouge is the name of his wife.


Début: The Seven Crystal Balls - scholar who took part in the Sanders-Hardiman Expedition.
Trivia: A reedbuck is an antelope of the genus Redunca, of Africa. It has a buff-coloured coat and inward-curving horns.

Richards (Detective)

Début: The Blue Lotus - first named on page 35, frame 17, and later appeared on page 35, frame 19 (man in trenchcoat). Detective of the Shanghai International Settlement Police.


Début: The Broken Ear - named on page 45, frame 12; first seen on page 48, frame 11 - Explorer, Ventriloquist.
Also appears in: Tintin and the Picaros.

Rizotto, Marco

Début: The Castafiore Emerald - page 22, frame 1 - Journalist/reporter of Paris-Flash.
Trivia: Rizotto sounds like risotto, an Italian rice dish.
Also appears in: The Black Island (page 61, frame 10), and Tintin and the Picaros (page 5, frame 8).

Robertson, B.

Début: The Black Island - page 62, frame 1 (bottom right hand photo, second from right) - One of the four police constables photographed with Tintin.


Début: The Broken Ear - page 32, frame 1 (man standing); name appears on page 31, frame 14 - Villain. Local thug, Trickler's right hand man.
Trivia: Trickler gives Rodriguez $10,000 to kill Tintin. Rodriguez proposes $5,000 to Pablo.

Rogers, Ken

Début: Red Rackham's Treasure - first seen on page 56, frame 8/C1 (name mentioned on page 56, frame 3/A2; introduced himself to Captain Haddock on page 56, frame 9/C2) - Journalist from Daily Reporter doing a story on the Sirius’s expedition.
Trivia: In French, the reporter's name is Jules Rouget.

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