|“||I'm not a bad person..... I'm a kleptomaniac.||„|
|~ Silk commending about himself.|
Aristides Silk is a minor antagonist of the 1943 Tintin comic book, The Secret of the Unicorn, and its 2011 film adaptation. He is a pickpocket known for stealing wallets until his arrest.
He was portrayed by Toby Jones, who also played the Dream Lord in Doctor Who, Lanfranco Cassetti in Agatha Christie's Poirot, Arnim Zola in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Culverton Smith in Sherlock and Gunnar Eversol in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
Role in the Film
Silk first appeared as a marketplace where he managed to steal wallets from several citizens without being noticed, an act witnessed by Snowy, the pet dog of the journalist boy Tintin. He later appeared trying to steal a wallet from the detective duo Thomson and Thompson, though this failed as they strapped an elastic band to the wallet, forcing Silk to escape, but not after he steal Tintin's wallet after bumping into him by accident.
Silk later appeared returning to his apartment, where he is confronted by Thomson and Thompson, who has gotten hold of Silk's wallet as he lost it during the scuffle. They made their way into Silk' apartment where they have seen numerous wallets in Silk's possession (including Tintin's) before engaging into an argument about their names. Unwilling to handle this, Silk finally confessed to being the pickpocket and surrenders himself to Thomson and Thompson, who subsequently arrest him for his crimes. The detective duo would later head to Bagghar to return Tintin's wallet during the latter's attempt to stop Ivan Ivanovitch Sakharine and his thugs in their plot to steal the lost treasure of the sunken ship known as the Unicorn.