Characters by Name: W

Last modified: 06 Jun 2007

Wagg, Jolyon

Début: The Calculus Affair - page 5, frame 2 (name appears on page 5, frame 5) - Insurance salesman.

  1. Wagg is the representative of Rock Bottom Insurance. He bores people with stories about his Uncle Anatole, who is a barber.
    For his contribution in toppling General Tapioca in Tintin and the Picaros, Wagg and his Jolly Follies were admitted to the Order of San Fernando by Alcazar.
  2. Wagg's name in French is Séraphin Lampion, and Serafim Svensson in Swedish.

Also appears in: The Red Sea Sharks (p62, frame 3), Tintin and the Picaros, Flight 714, and The Castafiore Emerald.
See also: Sunny Jim

Wagner, Igor

Début: King Ottokar's Sceptre - page 28, frame 2 - Musician; Bianca Castafiore's piano accompanist.
Trivia: Igor Wagner may have been named after the famous German composer, Richard Wagner. He is a gambler.
Also appears in: The Castafiore Emerald (page 8, frame 14), The Calculus Affair, and Tintin and the Picaros.

Walker, A. J.

Début: The Broken Ear - page 2, frame 2 - Not actually seen, explorer and author of the book "Travels in the Americas".

  1. The arumbaya fetish is originally a gift to A. J. Walker.
  2. The book "Travels in the Americas" is published in London in 1875. [RV]


Début: The Red Sea Sharks (unnamed; page 15, frame 8).
Also appears in: Flight 714 (page 7, frame 13) - Villain.

Wang, Chen-yee

Début: The Blue Lotus - page 17, frame 1 (name appears on page 17, frame 3) - Leader of the Sons of the Dragon Secret Society dedicated to the fight against opium.
Also appears in: Tintin in Tibet (name mentioned in Chang's letter to Tintin).

Welles, Orson

Début: Red Rackham's Treasure - name appears on a movie poster on a post, on page 2, frame 6/B2 (and frame 7/C1). Orson Welles (May 6, 1915 – October 10, 1985) was an American actor, director, writer and producer.

Willoughby-Drupe, Christopher

Début: The Castafiore Emerald - page 20, frame 8 (name appears on page 22, frame 10) - Journalist/reporter of Paris-Flash.
Also appears in: The Black Island (page 61, frame 10), and Tintin and the Picaros (page 5, frame 8).

Wings (Major)

Début: The Shooting Star - page 33, frame 2 - Pilot of the Aurora's seaplane who rescues Tintin from the sinking aerolith.
Trivia: Appeared in a Tintin Magazine editorial from 1948-51, "Les propos du major Wings", which chronicled various types of aircraft.


Début: King Ottokar's Sceptre - page 25, frame 5 (name appears on page 26, frame 7) - Local police officer, a conspirator.

Wolff, Frank

Début: Destination Moon - page 7, frame 3 (name appears in frame 6) - Assistant Engineer to Professor Calculus. Filled with a guilty conscience after betraying the professor, Wolff redeemed himself by saving the crew on board the Rocket.
Also appears in: Explorers on the Moon

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