|Known relatives:||Ivan Ivanovitch Sakharine (film only)|
|Behind the scenes|
|Portrayed By:|| Arnold Gelderman (Dutch dub)|
|First Appearance:||The Secret of the Unicorn|
|Last Appearance:||Red Rackham's Treasure|
Red Rackham (French: Rackham le Rouge) (BR-PT: Rackham o terrível) was an infamous pirate Captain who stole The Unicorn. Rackham was the leader of the pirates who attacked The Unicorn, the ship captained by Sir Francis Haddock, an ancestor of Captain Haddock's. Rackham had engaged Haddock in battle, resulting in almost total destruction of Rackham's ship. As his ship was sinking, Rackham and his men boarded The Unicorn and managed to gain control of the vessel. Haddock was captured and tied to the ship's mast and the crew were cast overboard.Rackham intended to have Haddock tortured by his men the following day, but before he could, Sir Francis freed himself and plotted to sink the ship with the pirates still aboard. During this Rackham discovered he had escaped leading to the two engaging in single combat using cutlasses. Rackham was killed in the duel and Sir Francis managed to blow up the Unicorn and get away safely. His name is a reference to the real-life pirate Jack 'Calico' Rackham.
Red Rackham was in the animated series The Adventures of Tintin. The character of Rackham is relatively faithful to Hergé's creation with the only real difference being Ivan Ivanovitch Sakharine becoming a distant descendant of his only in Speilberg's fim in The Adventures of Tintin. The difference is that he is not Sakharine's ancestor, but in the film, he is.