Characters by Name: W
Début: The Calculus Affair - page 5, frame 2 (name appears on page 5, frame 5) - Insurance salesman.
- 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.
- Wagg's name in French is Séraphin Lampion, and Serafim Svensson in Swedish.
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".
- The arumbaya fetish is originally a gift to A. J. Walker.
- The book "Travels in the Americas" is published in London in 1875. [RV]
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).
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.
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).
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.
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