List of characters from The Adventures of Tintin
The list of characters from The Adventures of Tintin contains more than 300 names (including those of animals). Some are recurrent, others appear only once; they are often puns. Many names are inspired by the Brussels dialect. There are very few female characters in this list.
Character names vary by language:
List of Tintin character names in foreign languages
Guide to using this listing
To facilitate the identification of certain secondary or little-known characters, their appearance or their precise mention in the whole of Hergé's work is indicated by means of codified references (see the conventional codes of the albums below). For example 7BC.45A3 means: Seven Crystal Balls album, page 45, 1st band, 3rd box (possibly followed by h - high - or b - low - if there are two overlapping boxes). For the same character appearing repeatedly, the references are classified in chronological order of publication of the albums, then by location in the album.
Alphanumeric coding of albums
Abdallah (Tintin in the land of black gold, Coke en stock, Tintin and Alph-Art; mentioned in Objectif Lune and Tintin in Tibet)
Young son of the Emir of Khemed Mohammed Ben Kalish Ezab, he was only six years old when he appeared. He's a real rascal, who never stops playing terrible tricks, often based on firecrackers, on everyone he meets. Obviously having neither brother nor sister, he is content to martyrize the adults around him. But Tintin, then Captain Haddock do not let it go and each administer a spanking, probably his first corrections ever received.
He is a spoiled child, to whom his father refuses nothing; some of his whims will have, moreover, disastrous consequences for the latter. Fan of pranks and tricks, such as firecrackers, water pistols or even sneezing powder, this child very often drives the various characters of the comic strip crazy, and more particularly Haddock whom he nicknames "A thousand ports". He nevertheless seems to appreciate the latter, as evidenced by the letter ("To my dear Milsabor") he left her when he left the Château de Moulinsart before returning home to Coke in stock.
In Tintin in the land of black gold, he is kidnapped by a certain Professor Smith (who is none other than Doctor Müller) and escapes his clutches thanks to Tintin. In Coke en stock, the emir, who has been overthrown by a rival aided by the Marquis Di Gorgonzola (actually Rastapopoulos) and Müller, sends Abdallah to take refuge in the Château de Moulinsart. He makes life impossible for Captain Haddock, Nestor and Professor Tournesol. He appears for a few boxes in Tintin and Alph-Art, in the company of his father who is being interviewed on TV. He takes the opportunity to prank the journalist.
Finally, this child is badly brought up, both literally and figuratively. His father, too busy managing the affairs of his country, buys peace by spoiling his son. He finds himself idle, not understanding the world around him and to which no one really speaks. In his affective desert, his pranks are an SOS to "play it interesting". Tintin recognizes this when, in Coke en stock, commenting on the dramatic news of Khemed, he declares: “Poor kid, basically! He is too young to realize the gravity of the situation. »Abdul (Tintin in the Land of Black Gold)Servant of Professor Smith (Müller). He tries to kill Tintin in the underground passages of his master's palace. He is neutralized by Captain Haddock and sent to prison. Achmed (The Crab with the Golden Claws) Aide-de-camp to Lieutenant Delcourt at the post of Afghar. Ahmed (1) (Tintin in the land of black gold) Works