I just thought it…I like boring
I’m re-reading my ‘Les Aventures de Tintin’ comic albums, and I’ve always found myself in the minority when I say that there is nothing baffling or ambiguous about Tintin. As a character, he has a definite moral compass; he just lacks the subtlety or substance when it comes to making a character feel realistic. He becomes bland, then. He’s almost flawless, be it in the field of intellect, skill, or virtue. I can only numerate one for what makes him, disputably, somewhat relatable, and this would be his inquisitiveness; thus, him getting into troublesome situations (for instance: the villains getting the upper-hand at first, with him getting shot on the head plenty of times. I think, this can only mean a lighthearted mockery, to give the audience suspense, and a balanced effect against circumstances revolving around our hero - in amiable terms, to make him look bad and less the mary stu that he arguably is), but then again, he’s often saved by some stroke of luck, and many times, the odds are in his favor. I grew to love Tintin for being the hero figure with a bounded set of ethic and principles. There’s nothing uncertain about him, and you feel secure. Besides, who would really settle for some reckless and imprudent chief hero? Sure, they may get you out of trouble, but they could lead you to your premature death for all we care. It’s awfully refreshing to have order and caution in the midst of tremulous world. Almost all his adventures deal with realistic issues, but he will prevail over the villains in the end - make no mistake about it. That’s what I love about him and the series the most. A sort of escapism of the moral dilemma in a real-life locality - just too good to be true in our lives. At least, that’s how it feels to me. And of course, that he is a genuine character for children: the role model, no doubt, that can help shape their early outlook in life. Also, for the entertainment and adventure.