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Tarragon
Character information
Name(s): Hercules Tarragon
Hair: Black
Nationality: English
Occupation: Archaeologist
Affiliation: Sanders-Hardiman Expedition
Status: Alive
Behind the scenes
Portrayed By: Robert Brown (English dub)
First Appearance: The Seven Crystal Balls
Last Appearance: Prisoners of the Sun


Professor Hercules Tarragon (French: Professeur Hippolyte Bergamotte) was a member of the Sanders-Hardiman Expedition.  He was the last to fall victim to the 7 crystal balls.

History

He has known Professor Calculus for many years previously as they studied together in their youth at university. Calculus introduced him to Tintin and Captain Haddock. It was he who kept the Rascar Capac mummy in his possession.

Like the other members of the expidition he was cursed by the Incas as punishment for the theft of the mummy. He was put into coma and made to suffer nightmares by Chiquito in The Seven Crystal Balls . He was eventually awakened after Tintin  gains the trust of the Incas and their leader orders their release at the end of the events of Prisoners of the Sun.

Ill tarragon

Tarragon in his ill state

Tarragon-in-comic

Tarragon as seen in the comic series.

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