Ways Tintin's Almost Died:
(In chronological order)
In the Land of the Soviets:
- Bomb (happened in 6 different adventures).
- Being held at gunpoint and/or shot at (I lost count of how many times this has happened throughout his adventures).
- Getting hit by a train (happened in 3 adventures).
- Getting beaten to death (too many to count).
- Assassination attempt: Getting shot in his sleep.
- Trapped in a sewer.
- Car explosion.
- Being tortured to death.
- Firing squad (happened in 3 adventures).
- Freezing to death (happened in 2 adventures).
- Bear attack.
- Falling through ice into a frozen lake.
- Sentenced to death (unspecified how he’ll die).
- Getting locked in a room full of dynamite.
- Plane crash (happened in 5 adventures).
- Death by tiger (happened in 2 adventures).
In the Congo:
- Shark attack (happened on 2 adventures).
- Crocodile attack.
- Lion attack.
- Shot at with arrows (has happened on 2 adventures).
- Python attack (happened on 2 adventures).
- Tied up and left to be eaten by crocodiles.
- Death by leopard (happened twice in the same adventure).
- Enraged elephant.
- Falling down a waterfall (has happened on 4 adventures).
- Falling off a cliff (has happened on 3 adventures).
- Attacked with spears.
- Trampled by buffalo.
- Car crash (happened on 3 adventures).
- Falling off a skyscraper building.
- Assassination attempt: Knocked out and thrown into the sea.
- Assassination attempt: Machine gun through window.
- Sentenced to death by throwing axe.
- Buried alive.
- Train accident that ends with the train exploding.
- Forest fire.
- Tied to train tracks with a train approaching.
- Getting crushed by a giant rolling rock (happened on 2 adventures).
- Getting pushed into a cow meat-grinder.
- Stabbed in a sword fight.
- Tied to a weight and thrown into the sea.
Cigars of the Pharaoh:
- Stranded at sea (happened in 2 adventures).
- Stranded in the desert (happened in 3 adventures).
- In a plane, getting shot at (happened in 2 adventures).
- Attacked with a ceremonial punch dagger.
- Stranded in the jungle, caught in a rope trap.
The Blue Lotus:
- Poison dart (happened in 3 adventures).
- Drive-by shooting (happened in 2 adventures).
- Getting beaten to death in prison.
- Drugged/poisoned tea.
- Having his head chopped off with a sword (happened twice).
- Poison injection.
Assassination attempt: Hidden gun.
- Sentenced to death by beheading.
The Broken Ear:
- Getting purposefully run-over (happened in 2 adventures).
- Hit by lightning ball (happened in 2 adventures).
- Dynamite next to building.
- Attacked with a throwing knife.
- Sentenced to death: Firing squad at dawn.
- Driving off a cliff (happened twice in the same adventure).
- Jumping off a bridge into a river.
- Being used as a human sacrifice.
- Piranha attack.
- Drowning (happened in 2 adventures).
The Black Island:
- Bullet wound (chest area).
- Forcing Tintin to fake his suicide by jumping off a cliff.
- Attacked by a Great Dane (happened in 2 adventures)
- Leg cut off in a man trap (in the some publications, it’s made of rubber instead of metal, and therefore, wouldn’t be lethal).
- Being taken to an asylum where he’d be “accidentally” killed during “special treatment”.
- Trapped in burning building.
- Getting hit by a train tunnel (while standing on the roof of a moving train).
- Killed by plane’s propeller.
- Death by gorilla.
King Ottokar’s Sceptre:
- Thrown out of a plane.
- 2 different assassination attempts.
- Attacked with swords and knives.
- Accidentally hit by a car.
- Plane he’s flying is shot down.
The Crab with the Golden Claws:
- Death by falling crate of sardine tins.
- Assassination attempt: Being tied to a lead weight and thrown overboard.
- Death by drunken Captain Haddock (happened multiple times in this adventure).
- Shot at by plane (happens in 2 adventures).
- Raider attack.
- Falling chandelier.
The Shooting Star:
- Thrown overboard during a storm.
- Getting stranded on an island/meteor sinking into the ocean.
- Falling giant apples.
- Attacked by giant spider.
The Secret of the Unicorn & Red Rackham’s Treasure:
- Stabbed by sword.
- Almost accidentally run over by a car.
- Getting accidentally shot by monkeys playing with a rifle.
- Running out of oxygen for his scuba gear.
The Seven Crystal Balls and Prisoners of the Sun:
- Falling out of a tree (happened in 2 adventures).
- Jumping off a moving train into a river.
- Attacked by a condor/vulture.
- In an avalanche (happened in 2 adventures).
- Alligator attack.
- Sentenced to death by being burnt at the stake.
Land of Black Gold:
- In a jeep that crashes through a building.
- Trapped in a room filled with lit fireworks.
Destination Moon and Explorers on the Moon:
- Death by mother and papa bear.
- Bullet wound (in head area).
- Killed by the pressure of leaving the Earth’s atmosphere.
- Pulled into a meteor’s gravitational pull.
- Hit by a meteorite.
- Driving a tank off a cliff.
- Jumping off a cliff whilst shouting, “Into the hands of fate!”
- Dying in space from lack of oxygen.
The Calculus Affair:
- Flying a helicopter while being shot at.
- Multiple vehicle collision.
- Driving off a steep hill.
- Shot by an anti-tank gun.
- Driving over mines.
- Trapped in a tank with a crate of lit thunderflashes.
The Red Sea Sharks:
- Burning airline plane belly lands.
- Attacked by bomber planes and tanks.
- Trapped in a ship on fire (happened twice in the same adventure).
- Hit by a torpedo.
- Ship mine.
- Getting stranded in a blizzard.
- Falling into a crevasse.
- Death by True Friendship. (“Either we’re both saved, or we die together!”)
- Being pulled off a cliff.
- Strangled by his scarf.
- Death by yeti.
- In an airline plane that almost hits a ship.
- Giant whirlpool.
- More lava.
- Lot’s of lava.
The Castafiore Emerald:
- Getting shot “by accident” in the middle of faked rebel attack.
- Attacked by a tank.
- Death by crocodile and python.
- Having liquid polyester poured onto him until it’s hardened.