Characters by Name: P
Début: The Red Sea Sharks - page 36, frame 14 (name appeared on page 40, frame 9) - Chief Purser of the Scheherzade.
Début: Destination Moon - page 25, frame 9 - Osteologist at Sprodj Atomic Research Centre.
Trivia: Dr Patella was among the many who wrote to congratulate Captain Haddock when the news of the Captain's "engagement" with Castafiore broke out. [The Castafiore Emerald: page 28, last frame]
'Patella' is the technical term for 'kneecap' - quite an appropriate name for Dr Patella, a bone specialist!
Also appears in: Explorers on the Moon, page 61.
- In the original version, when the Sheik told Tintin that he had been a faithful follower of his adventures, his servant held up a copy of Tintin in America. However, in the second edition, Tintin in the Congo is displayed and in the most recent edition, Destination Moon is displayed - odd, as Destination Moon adventure post-dates Cigars of the Pharaoh by almost twenty years.
- The term 'pasha' (or pacha) comes from the Turkish. It refers to a provincial governor or other high official of the Ottoman Empire or the modern Egyptian kingdom.
- Patrash Pasha and his men are loyal to Emir Ben Kalish Ezab. [The Red Sea Sharks. Page 24, frame 6/B3.]
Also appears in: The Red Sea Sharks
Début: The Shooting Star - page 28, frame 6 (name first appears on page 31, frame 9) - Villain. Employee of Smithers, the General Agent for Golden Oil, Reykjavik, Iceland. He was instructed not to supply the Aurora with the much needed fuel to continue the journey to the Arctic region.
Début: Cigars of the Pharaoh - page 38, frame 4 - Villain. Clergyman. Reverend Peacock is a member of the drug trafficking ring.
Début: The Crab with the Golden Claws - page 12, frame 9 (named on page 12, frame 8) - Seaman from the merchant-ship Karaboudjan.
Début: The Broken Ear - page 7, frame 11 (face covered by newspapers), face can be seen on page 8, frame 10 (the shorter man) - A crook who is after the Arumbaya Fetish.
Début: The Shooting Star - page 3 frame 2 (name first appears on page 7, frame 12) - Mental patient.
Début: The Shooting Star - Director of the Observatory.
Trivia: Phostle is a play on the word 'fossil'.
Début: Tintin in America - first appears nameless on page 5, frame 4 (man on the right); uttered his own name on page 6, frame 9 - Villain. Chicago gangster. Pietro and his partner greeted Tintin with a baton when the Reporter and his dog fell through a trap door.
Début: Tintin in America - page 56, frame 11 - Lost poodle (dog).
Trivia: Popsie is Mirza (a Brussels griffon) in the black and white version.