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Character information
Name(s): Tom
Rank: Sailor
Hair: Black
Nationality: British (English)
Occupation: Sailor; Drug Smuggler; Criminal
Affiliation: Kih-Oskh Brotherhood, Karaboudjan
Behind the scenes
Portrayed By: Mackenzie Crook
First Appearance: Cigars of the Pharaoh
Last Appearance: Tintin and Alph-Art


Tom is sailor and criminal worker who works for Allan Thompson.

Cigars of the Pharaoh

Tom appears in Cigars of the Pharaoh as one of the Allan Thompson crew members aboard a sailboat smuggling drugs from Cairo to Gaipajama. Tom along with two other men in a longboat over to a rocky cove in Cairo to pick up three coffins from Mohammed and some Egyptians, Tom assumes they contain opium (actually containing Tintin, Snowy, and Sophocles Sarcophagus.) After they load the coffins on board the sailboat a coastguard sails over and orders to search the ship, Allan Thompson orders Tom and the sailors to dump the coffins overboard (assuming they contained opium). Tom is not named in this book but obvioslyy he alngg with Allan managed to get away from the opium trade free of charge and went to join Captain Haddocks crew.

The Crab with the Golden Claws

Tom appears again as one of the crew members aboard the Karaboudjan he along with the rest of the crew (led by Allan Thompson ) used the Karaboudjan for smuggling opium from Europe to Morocco, when Tintin boards the Karaboudjan with Thomson and Thompson. Allan orders him to capture Tintin while he talked to the detectives about a recent so called accident with a man who fell overboard and drowned. While Tintin is exploring the ship Tom knocks him over the head with a club and ties him up in the hold. Allan receives a telegram to drown Tintin from Omar Ben Salaad (leader of the smuggling trade. So he sands Tom down to go get him, but all he finds is Pedro, a fellow crew member tied up in Tintin's place. Allan's crew then search for him. Then he and Allan hear a bang from another room (Tintin opening a bottle of champagne. Allan decides to starve him out for there was nothing to eat in that room. Then later through the previous events, Allan and Tom open the door to where Tintin is hiding using TNT, only to realize he is not there and has escaped the Karaboudjan on the longboat. Tom appears much later in the story in Morocco, and alerts Allan when Tintin and Captain Haddock are here. 
Tom

Tom as seen in the animated series.

The Red Sea sharks

Tom appears in the Red Sea sharks as a crew member aboard the Ramona (captained by Allan Thompson) an illegal slave trade boat working for Rastapopoulos.

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