Sophocles Sarcophagus

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"My Name is Doctor Sophocles Sarcophagus."
Doctor Sophocles Sarcophagus is an Absent-minded but very smart, successful and multi-talented Archaeologist, Songwriter, Cartoonist, Composer and Children's Slapstick Comedy Playwright and friend of Tintin, Thompson and Thomson, Snowy, Captain Haddock, Professor Calculus, Zloty, Barnaby, Mr. Baxter, General Alcazar, Frank Wolff, Jolyon Wagg, Igor Wagner, Professor Topolino, Bianca Castafiore, Laszlo Carreidas, Walter Carreidas, Herbert Dawes, Mr. Lee and lots of others more to come. He first met Tintin on a Cruise Ship at the beginning of Cigars of the Pharaoh and longs to find the Tomb of Pharaoh Kih-Oskh. He leads Tintin to the Tomb hidden under the Sand, but disappears soon after finding it. He, Tintin and Snowy end up in Sarcophagi in the middle of the Red Sea. Sophocles is then picked up with a Ship captained by Allan Thompson, a Drug Smuggler of the Kih-Oskh Brotherhood, whose gang uses the Tomb of Kih-Oshk as a Base. With Sophocles as a Prisoner, the Ship sets off for Inda.

After reaching India, Drug Smuggler Fakir hits him with a dart containing Rajaijah Juice. Even while he was sane, Sarcophagus seemed to be naive and clumsy. Tintin would later find Sophocles in the Indian Jungle painting the Symbol of Kih-Oskh on Palm Trees. When he was completely mad, he imagines himself to beb Pharaoh Rameses II. He and Zloty eventually remained friends with Tintin and Snowy.

In The Blue Lotus, the still mad Sophocles decides to join Tintin, Snowy and Zloty to go to China to find the antidote for the Madness Poison founded by Fang Hsi-ying. He was the first to be cured and regains his sanity and shares it with Zioty. He is now one of Tintin's closest and bestest Friends in the on-going Books.


After he ended up becoming Mad, he claimed to be Rameses II, acting with Egyptian Features and singing nonsensical Songs. He also attacked Mr.s Snowball and attempted to kill Tintin. Fortunately in The Blue Lotus, he recovers his Sanity with an Antidote founded by Fanh Hsi-ying.

Other Jobs

In the same Book, Sarcophagus showed Tintin his new Script for a Slapstick Musical Comedy for Children called "The Pharaoh's Emblam" based on his Experiences. He told them that he would not just be an Archaeologist, but also a Songwriter, Cartoonist, Composer and Playwright.


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