The Adventures of Tintin

The Seven Crystal Balls: Part 1 - S3-E3

Plot hole: Two clown performers finish their act and the curtain closes. Tintin and Haddock then talk for a bit about who will be performing before the musician, but within the span of merely just a few seconds, the next act is suddenly on stage and ready to perform. No way could the clowns have left the stage and the next act have been set up within that short of a time span. (00:04:45)

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The Red Sea Sharks: Part 1 - S3-E1

Plot hole: When Tintin is listening in on Dawson's conversation, he realises an alarm clock had been planted in his coat pocket as a prank by Abdullah. Even if he didn't see the clock in his pocket beforehand, there is no reason why he wouldn't have felt the added weight the clock would have had on the coat. (00:09:35)

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The Crab with the Golden Claws: Part 1 - S1-E1

Plot hole: Whilst Allan is searching the decks below for Tintin, a crew member is keeping watch of Captain Haddock in his quarters. Tintin secretly reveals to Haddock that he is hiding underneath his bed, without letting the crew member notice him and Haddock then looks towards him. The crew member was watching Haddock the entire time, so how does he not notice Haddock looking toward Tintin? (00:18:20)

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Land of Black Gold: Part 1 - S2-E10

Plot hole: Thomson and Thompson fall asleep whilst driving their jeep and are arrested because whilst they were asleep, they drove into and damaged several people's markets and as well as driving into the wall of a building. Although the decision to arrest them would seem normal due to the vandalism, it does not make sense why both of the detectives would have gotten arrested. Even if they both fell asleep at the wheel, only one of the detectives was actually responsible for the vandalism caused by this. (00:19:00)

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Tintin and the Picaros: Part 2 - S2-E9

Plot hole: When the helicopter flies over the jungle, Haddock inadvertently walks in view of the helicopter and the pilot of the helicopter notices him, assuming it to be a Picaro. Haddock then trips into the river, but despite being watched by the pilot of the helicopter the entire time, the helicopter pilot doesn't notice him falling into the river and instead assumes he just disappeared. (00:26:20)

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The Crab with the Golden Claws: Part 1 - S1-E1

Plot hole: The torn off part of the Crabe Extra wrapper that Tintin discovers from the drowning victim appears completely fine, despite the fact that in the previous scene, Daws, the drowning victim, had scrunched up the wrapper and put in his pocket and was then thrown into the river, whilst the wrapper was still in his pocket. (00:02:10 - 00:03:40)

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The Crab with the Golden Claws: Part 1 - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: Tintin is locked in a room tied up to two pipes. There is rope around his torso and ankles which is connected to the pipes above and even his arms are tied up, connected to the pipes behind him. Allan then enters the room and the rope that was connecting his arms to the pipe is now nowhere in sight. It is partially visible for a few frames, but then vanishes for the rest of the shot. Then when the shot cuts to Tintin, there is suddenly rope wrapped all around the pipe behind him. (00:12:35)

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The Crab with the Golden Claws: Part 1 - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When the three bad guys make for the car after taking Mr. Kuraki with them, two of them are headed for the right hand side and the bad guy with the purple jumper runs to the left side. In the next shot the bad guy with the purple jumper is now on the right hand side of the car, pulling the door shut. (00:06:45)

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The Crab with the Golden Claws: Part 1 - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: Whilst examining the wrapper with "Karaboudjan" written on it, the "K" is a centimeter away from the letter "A" and all the other letters are about a fifth of a centimeter away from the letters. Tintin then places a magnifying glass above the word "Karaboudjan". After doing this, the "K" that was a centimeter away from the "A" is now a fifth of a centimeter away from the "A", but none of the other letters seem to have changed distances. (00:05:15)

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The Blue Lotus: Part 1 - S1-E8

Plot hole: When the Chinese man who visits Tintin goes crazy from the same type of dart that was shot at Doctor Sarcophagus, he tells the guard to go to the Maharajah's son. About 9 seconds later, they are seen bringing the boy back inside. There wouldn't have been enough time for them to get all the way to the ground considering they were a floor above them a few seconds ago. (00:03:05)

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King Ottokar's Sceptre: Part 2 - S2-E5

Question: When Tintin and the King discover King Ottokar's scepter had been stolen, both Hector and the guards are shown to have been knocked out. Later, Tintin points out that Hector had stolen the scepter by placing it in a camera, put it next to the window and shot it out of the window using the camera. If that's how Hector managed to get the scepter out of the building, then what was it that caused Hector and the guards to get knocked out? (00:33:10 - 00:35:50)

Chosen answer: If Hector was seriously intent on removing King Ottokar's scepter from the glass cage holding it and launching it through the window with the camera, then Hector would have been forced to knock out the two guards so they would not have interfered with Hector's plan as soon as he removed the scepter from the glass. As for Hector, himself, was explained when Tintin was explaining how Hector stole the scepter. Tintin placed a twig inside the camera and it launched out of the camera. Hector would have placed the scepter inside of the camera, and would have been knocked unconscious due to the spring effect created when the scepter had been launched.

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