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Jumbo (Tintin)
Character information
Name(s): Jumbo
Rank: Sailor
Hair: Black
Nationality: British (English)
Occupation: Sailor; Drug Smuggler; Criminal
Affiliation: Karaboudjan
Status: Alive
Behind the scenes
First Appearance: The Crab with the Golden Claws
Last Appearance: The Crab with the Golden Claws


Jumbo is one of the crooked sailors aboard the Karaboudjan who reports to Allan Thompson.

History

He was one of the sailors (along with Tom and Allan) who pursued Tintin inside the Karaboudjan Jumbo was first seen notifying Allan Thompson that Captain Haddock wants him. He is later seen when allan asks him to guard a porthole inside Captain Haddock's cabin in case Tintin comes through, but it turns out he was hiding in the locker under the bed. Allan then found Jumbo tied and gagged to a chair, Because of this allan punches him Jumbo in the face and Tintin escapes in the longboat.In the animated television episode of The Crab with the Golden Claws, Jumbo is shown as being one of the thugs who kidnapped Bunji Kuraki from outside Tintin's apartment on Labrador Road along side his fellow crew members Tom and Pedro.

Jumbo

Jumbo as seen in the animated series.

Canonical Changes

Black Jumbo

Jumbo's first depiction as seen in the book series.

Initially, Jumbo was depicted as black in the original black and white edition and the first colour edition. This was changed by the second colour edition in the 1960's, when Hergé altered Jumbo's character to a white man.

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