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So! The famous reporter! ...A little kid with big ideas, like he's gonna make war on Al Capone... On me, the King of Chicago!
~ Al Capone meeting Tintin after capturing him.

Al Capone is the main antagonist of The Adventures of Tintin comic Tintin in America. He is a caricature of the real life gangster of the same name.

History

Tintin in the Congo

Tintin stopped one of Capone's operations in the Congo, and at the end of the adventure, discovered that Capone was the mastermind of the operation. Al Capone and his cronies rule over every illegal market in the USA. Capone plush in the Metropole Hotel in downtown Chicago, ensure they could continue Torrio’s Chicago operations.

Tintin in America

Right, you guys, listen, and listen good ... Tintin, world reporter number one is coming here to clean up. That's tough on us, and I'm not kidding! He busted my diamond racket in the Congo and landed my pals in the cooler ... So here's the score: not one single day does he spend in Chicago... OK?
~ Capone ordering several gangsters to get rid of Tintin.

Tintin, along with his dog Snowy, arrived in Chicago to stop Capone. The gangster ordered his minions to get rid of the boy reporter. The next day, Tintin fell right into Capone's trap. Tintin knocked out Capone and tied up the gangster, along with two of his henchmen.

Capone then sent a letter to Tintin's hotel room, warning him to take a train to New York. Tintin, however dismissed this threat.

Other Appearances

TV Animated Series

In the animated adaptation of the Book, he was given a much bigger role. Instead of there being individual criminals, they are all led by Capone himself.

Gallery

Trivia

  • Al Capone is the first real-life person to appear in a Tintin comic.
  • Tintin's ultimate failure to capture Capone reflects on the fact that the real life Capone was still active at the time of writing.