Characters by Name: K

Last updated: 26 January 2014.

Kanrokitoff, Mik

Début: Flight 714 - page 45, frame 2 - Editor; medium. Editor of Space-week magazine.

  1. Mik Ezdanitoff in French.
  2. Is dat niet tof = Is that nice or / isn't that nice?
  3. The character Kanrokitoff was inspired by Jacques Bergier, a scholar of paranormal phenomena.
  4. He wears a thought-transmitter.
  5. He keeps extra terrestrials informed of human activities.


Début: The Calculus Affair - page 55, frame 11 (name appeared on page 55, frame 13) - Commandant (Major) at the Fortress of Bakhine, where Calculus was imprisoned.


Début: The Broken Ear - page 50, frame 11 (name first appears on page 52, frame 3) - Arumbaya aboriginal who saved Snowy from being killed by Arumbaya witch doctor.


Début: King Ottokar's Sceptre - first appeared on page 7, frame 2; identified on page 60, frame 10 - Agent from the Syldavian secret police.


Début: The Calculus Affair - page 56, frame 2/A2 (identified in frame 5/B2) - Colonel Sponsz's secretary.

Keen-Eyed-Mole, Big Chief of the Blackfeet

Début: Tintin in America - page 19, frame 2 (name first appears on page 22, frame 11) - Indian Chief who was fooled into believing that Tintin was the bad guy. He and his men tried to help Bobby Smiles to kill Tintin.

Khor-Biyong (Grand Abbot of the Monastery of Khor-Biyong)

Début: Tintin in Tibet - page 48, frame 7 - Tibetan Buddhist Monk.

Head of Kidnap Inc.

Début: Tintin in America - page 50, frame 1 (the speaker) - Villain. The Head of Kidnap Inc., remained nameless throughout the book.
Trivia: Used a similar sword as Doctor Müller in a similar duel scene.


[see Krônik]

Knoszvitch, J.

Début: King Ottokar's Sceptre - page 4, last frame - Restaurant owner, crook. Proprietor of the Syldavian restaurant, Klow.
Trivia: The restaurant, Klow, is on 38 Nightingale Road. It charges 10% for service and its specialty is Szlazeck - the hind leg of a young dog in Syldavian sauce. The customary Syldavian proverb/motto on the restaurant bill reads: Danger awaits the one who dares to poke his nose in others' affairs.


Début: Flight 714 - page 19, frame 4 (name first appears on page 20, frame 11) - Medical doctor employed by Rastapopoulos. He perfected a variety of truth- drug, a painless cure for obstinate people who have secrets to conceal.

Kromir (Lieutenant)

Début: King Ottokar's Sceptre - page 30, frame 1 - Escort of the phony Alembick to King Muskar's Treasure Chamber.


Début: The Calculus Affair - page 47, frames 10, 11 - He (chronic) and Klûmsi (clumsy), who first appears on page 47 frame 6, were "Interpreters" (actually government agents) assigned by the Chief of the Bordurian Airport Police to accompany/watch Tintin and Haddock.

Kuraki, Bunji

Début: The Crab with the Golden Claws - page 5, frame 10 (name appeared on page 61, frame 6) - Undercover policeman from Yokohama, Japan.


Début: The Red Sea Sharks - page 54, frame 4 (name appeared on page 59, frame 1) - Villain. Commander of Rastapopoulos' submarine.


Début: The Calculus Affair - name appeared on page 2, frame 13 (first seen on page 46, frame 21 - on the poster behind the airport official) - Ruler of Borduria. The Marshal's name is mentioned throughout the book; however, his official rank is only revealed in Tintin's toast to him.
Trivia: In French, Plekzy-Gladz (plexiglass!)
Also appeared in: The Castafiore Emerald (page 49 frame 1), and Tintin and the Picaros (page 1, frame 5).

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