History Characters / Asterix

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* VitriolicBestBuds: Astérix and Obélix have an argument or falling-out pretty much OncePerEpisode. It never takes long for them to make up, though.



* PaperThinDisguise: Obélix tries a number of these in attempts to get a taste of the magic potion in ''Astérix and Cleopatra'', failing miserably every single time. He fails to figure out how Getafix keeps recognizing him, despite the fact that he weighs about five times more than any of the Egyptian laborers who the potion is supposed to be going to, or that his disguise is a striped headdress instead of his helmet.



* VitriolicBestBuds: Astérix and Obélix have an argument or falling-out pretty much OncePerEpisode. It never takes long for them to make up, though.



* HenpeckedHusband: His wife saddles him with all the household chores.

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* HenpeckedHusband: His wife saddles him Geriatrix is completely whipped, with him constantly doing all the of her household chores.chores, spoiling her, and following her every command, in spite of his advanced age. Since Asterix is a cartoon for adults, it's also implied that his wife is freed from the usual "wifely obligations." So it's something of a trade-off. Still, Geriatrix is perfectly able to fight Romans, party, drink and chase skirts as soon he gets out of his wife's eyesight.
* MayDecemberRomance: His wife is still a very young woman while he looks like he could be her grandfather.



** It's subverted, however in that Geriatrix is completely whipped, with him constantly doing all of her household chores, spoiling her, and following her every command, in spite of his advanced age. Since Asterix is a cartoon for adults, it's also implied that his wife is freed from the usual "wifely obligations." So it's something of a trade-off. Still, Geriatrix is perfectly able to fight Romans, party, drink and chase skirts as soon he gets out of his wife's eyesight.



* AscendedExtra: Brutus [[TookALevelInJerkass suddenly]] becomes the BigBad of ''Astérix and Son'' after spending the entire series as a joke character. [[spoiler:He goes further than any villain previous and burns the village down. [[StatusQuoIsGod Fortunately Caesar rebuilds it out of honor and gratitude.]]]]



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* GagNose: Almost every character in Astérix is drawn with a huge nose. However, the nose that is frequently remarked upon is Cleopatra's, whose is rather noticeable on her otherwise gorgeous appearance but far smaller than that of any of the characters constantly remarking on how "[[PassiveAggressiveCombat very pretty]]" it is.


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* {{Hypocrite}}: She chews out Caesar for sabotaging the construction of his palace claiming that he shouldn't cheat... while claiming that she CAN use the Gauls to have the palace built in three months as planned. Never mind that the whole thing was to prove that her country was not decadent as Caesar said, yet it's thanks to the Gaulish intervention correcting the blueprints and their magic potion that the palace was built that fast and without falling apart, since Alexandria's best architect was inept.
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5th Dec '16 4:32:22 AM 06tele
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* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Obelix has a crush on her... but she's engaged (and later married).

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* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Obelix has a crush on her... but she's engaged (and later married).


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!!Cassius Ceramix (Aplusbégalix)

The chief of a neighbouring village, who has thrown his lot in with the Romans, and who Vitalstatistix has to fight in ''Asterix and the Big Fight''.

* TheBrute: He's big, rude, aggressive, only half-educated about Roman ways, and obnoxious. [[spoiler: Until he gets hit by a menhir.]]
* CulturedBadass: [[spoiler: After being hit by a menhir, in common with all the other characters in the book that this happens to (except Vitalstatistix), he becomes incredibly polite.]]
* PunnyName: Doubles as a ShoutOut to UsefulNotes/MuhammadAli's birth name, Cassius Clay, although that and ability in the ring are the only two things he has in common with Ali.
* TheQuisling: He's cut his hair short, shaved off his moustache, wears Roman clothes and has a part-Roman name, but more than that he's forcing his people to speak Latin and behave like Romans. He has no problem at all with fighting Vitalstatistix in order to take over the village, and the fact that the village will finally be absorbed into the Roman empire is, for him, a side bonus.

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* TheChessmaster: With more pawns than it is usual and [[NonActionBigBad without getting into the chessboard himself of course.]]

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* TheChessmaster: With more pawns than it is usual usual, and [[NonActionBigBad without getting into the chessboard himself of course.]]



* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: No matter what plans he concocts or how towed he has the rest of the world to his feet, there is no way he will ever dominate that village.
* FriendlyEnemy: Very much so; he holds no personal inemity against the Gauls, despite having the ambition to conquer their last stronghold, and his main concern is the well being of Rome. Two episodes do show him being antagonistic towards them, notably ''Asterix and The Chieftain's Shield'', and ''Asterix in Belgium''.
* GracefulLoser: He tends to take defeat at the hands of the goal fairly well all things considered. Sure, he gets mad at his minions failing him and the fact he's SurroundedByIdiots, but he tends to be courteous with the Gauls, even in defeat. He even once declares he's ready to FaceDeathWithDignity only to be told by the Gauls they have no plans to kill him.

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* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: No matter what plans he concocts concocts, or how towed much he has the rest of the world to his feet, there is no way he will ever dominate that village.
* FriendlyEnemy: Very much so; he holds no personal inemity enmity against the Gauls, despite having the ambition to conquer their last stronghold, and his main concern is the well being well-being of Rome. Two episodes do show him being antagonistic towards them, notably ''Asterix and The Chieftain's Shield'', and ''Asterix in Belgium''.
* GracefulLoser: He tends to take defeat at the hands of the goal fairly well well, all things considered. Sure, he gets mad at his minions failing him and the fact he's SurroundedByIdiots, but he tends to be courteous with the Gauls, even in defeat. He even once declares he's ready to FaceDeathWithDignity only to be told by the Gauls they have no plans to kill him.



* ThirdPersonPerson: After explaining his plans to his lackeys: "Wow, he's amazing!" "Who?" "Well, you!" "Ah, him!"
* WorthyOpponent: Tends to regard the Gauls as this when they best him - often willing to reward their victories.

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* ThirdPersonPerson: Talks about himself in the third person, after the historical Caesar's habit of doing so in his ''Commentarii''. After explaining his plans to his lackeys: "Wow, he's amazing!" "Who?" "Well, you!" "Ah, him!"
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-->'''Lackey''': He's great!
-->'''Caesar''': Who?
-->'''Lackey''': Er...you.
-->'''Caesar''': Oh, him.
* WorthyOpponent: Tends to regard the Gauls as this when they best him - him, often willing to reward their victories.
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%%* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* TotallyRadical: Is a caricature of contemporary teens, even to the point of playing Cacofanix's harp like a guitar.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: After spending the entire book cowering in fear from the Normans and generally behaving like a spoiled brat, he [[TookALevelInBadass]] and angrily turned on the Normans for wasting everyone's time with their idiotic idea that they'd be able to fly. He's also the only character ever to give Cacofonix praise and encouragement.
* TotallyRadical: Is a caricature of contemporary teens, even to the point of playing Cacofanix's Cacofonix's harp like a guitar.
5th Dec '16 3:53:44 AM 06tele
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* HonorBeforeReason: This is the reason why his fish isn't fresh; he could easily get fresh fish by just going fishing to the sea right next to the village, but he constantly insists on ordering it from ''Luteria'' (which as noted above is a ''two-weeks trip''), arguing it's of better quality back here. By the time the fish arrives, it usually is already not fresh anymore.

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* HonorBeforeReason: This is the reason why his fish isn't fresh; fresh: he could easily get fresh fish by just going fishing to in the sea right next to the village, but he constantly insists on ordering it from ''Luteria'' (which as noted above ''Lutetia'' on the grounds that all the best fish gets to Lutetia. Trouble is, Lutetia (Paris) is a ''two-weeks trip''), arguing it's over one hundred miles from the sea, and in the time of better quality back here. the books (50BC) the journey took ''two weeks''. By the time the fish arrives, it usually is already arrives in Unhygienix's shop, it's been caught in the sea, carted to Lutetia, and carted all the way back to Armorica again. Refrigeration technology was not fresh anymore.available in 50BC. It's a wonder that Unhygienix's fish hasn't dissolved into mush.
21st Nov '16 1:50:18 PM rafi
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!!Metric (Teleferic)

[[http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Appendix:Proto-Germanic/kuningaz Kuningaz]] [[note]]It is believed by linguists that Proto-Germanic was still spoken then.[[/note]] of the Germanic peoples (called Goths in the album).

* AdiposeRex: Becomes StoutStrength when he gets the potion.
* BadBoss[=/=]HairTriggerTemper: And how! Pretty much ever time he's contradicted he orders a public execution.
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: You wanted to see Getafix' magic? By Tīwaz, you got to!
* TheChewToy: Gets one victory, one impasse, and three defeats in the campaigns shown.
* [[ShootTheMessenger Tear the Messenger Apart with Wild Horses]]: Why Rhetoric lies about Getafix's response and then tries to bolt.

!!Rhetoric (Cloridric)

Metric's interpreter, and later one of at least ten rival kuningōz.
* BlatantLies: In the hopes of saving his own neck.
* OhCrap: "He speaks Gothic [sic]." "He speaks Gothic."
* {{Omniglot}}: He is an interpreter.
* TheStarscream: With a little help from Getafix's trademark brew.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Starts off rather pitiable, but becomes chief of the Goths, which goes to his head.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Plans to pressure-boil our heroes when this happens.

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\n!!Metric (Teleferic)\n\n[[http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Appendix:Proto-Germanic/kuningaz Kuningaz]] [[note]]It is believed by linguists that Proto-Germanic was still spoken then.[[/note]] of the Germanic peoples (called Goths in the album).\n\n* AdiposeRex: Becomes StoutStrength when he gets the potion.\n* BadBoss[=/=]HairTriggerTemper: And how! Pretty much ever time he's contradicted he orders a public execution.\n* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: You wanted to see Getafix' magic? By Tīwaz, you got to!\n* TheChewToy: Gets one victory, one impasse, and three defeats in the campaigns shown.\n* [[ShootTheMessenger Tear the Messenger Apart with Wild Horses]]: Why Rhetoric lies about Getafix's response and then tries to bolt.\n\n!!Rhetoric (Cloridric)\n\nMetric's interpreter, and later one of at least ten rival kuningōz.\n* BlatantLies: In the hopes of saving his own neck.\n* OhCrap: "He speaks Gothic [sic]." "He speaks Gothic."\n* {{Omniglot}}: He is an interpreter.\n* TheStarscream: With a little help from Getafix's trademark brew.\n* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Starts off rather pitiable, but becomes chief of the Goths, which goes to his head.\n* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Plans to pressure-boil our heroes when this happens.\n[[/folder]]

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%%* HeelFaceTurn

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%%* HeelFaceTurn* HeelFaceTurn: He actually ends up reconciling with Edifis.




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!!Metric (Teleferic)

[[http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Appendix:Proto-Germanic/kuningaz Kuningaz]] [[note]]It is believed by linguists that Proto-Germanic was still spoken then.[[/note]] of the Germanic peoples (called Goths in the album).

* AdiposeRex: Becomes StoutStrength when he gets the potion.
* BadBoss[=/=]HairTriggerTemper: And how! Pretty much ever time he's contradicted he orders a public execution.
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: You wanted to see Getafix' magic? By Tīwaz, you got to!
* TheChewToy: Gets one victory, one impasse, and three defeats in the campaigns shown.
* [[ShootTheMessenger Tear the Messenger Apart with Wild Horses]]: Why Rhetoric lies about Getafix's response and then tries to bolt.
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!!Rhetoric (Cloridric)
Metric's interpreter, and later one of at least ten rival kuningōz.

* BlatantLies: In the hopes of saving his own neck.
* OhCrap: "He speaks Gothic [sic]." "He speaks Gothic."
* {{Omniglot}}: He is an interpreter.
* TheStarscream: With a little help from Getafix's trademark brew.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Starts off rather pitiable, but becomes chief of the Goths, which goes to his head.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Plans to pressure-boil our heroes when this happens.
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8th Nov '16 5:18:34 PM trixus
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** Getafix in the first volume did mention that the potion doesn't stop injury and Asterix had been knocked out once from a catapult shot in "Asterix and Obelix All at Sea" but by the nature of the comic book even non AmusingInjuries aren't lethal.



* CannotTalkToWomen: Obelix is so smiten by Panacea's beauty that he can only sprout [[TheUnintelligible strings of sounds that don't make any sense]].

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* CannotTalkToWomen: Obelix is so smiten smitten by Panacea's beauty that he can only sprout [[TheUnintelligible strings of sounds that don't make any sense]].



* HoldingBackThePhlebotinum: A lot of the stories centered around the village wouldn't work if he wasn't either on a trip or incapacitate to explain the villagers that they are being morons



%%* CrazyJealousGuy

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%%* CrazyJealousGuy* CrazyJealousGuy: Only time he drops the whipped husband is when his wife so much as comment on someone's else physique.
26th Oct '16 10:51:05 PM Shadeblade11
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** Most plot tension actually comes from [[TheHero Asterix]] being excessively prudent and avoiding confrontation with Roman troops, even though he and Obelix are more than able to defeat hundreds of EliteMooks on their own, and have already done so a few times. When trying to steal Caesar's laurel wreath, Asterix states that the magic potion doesn't protect from being harmed by Roman weapons. Whether it's true or not is unclear, but they never seem to be hurt anyway. [[note]] What he seems to be getting at at the time is that the legionaries they're used to are the rank and file, but the ones who guard Caesar himself are, logically, in a whole different league and going to be skilled enough to do some real harm before the Gauls can land a punch. [[/note]]

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** Most plot tension actually comes from [[TheHero Asterix]] being excessively prudent and avoiding confrontation with Roman troops, even though he and Obelix are more than able to defeat hundreds of EliteMooks on their own, and have already done so a few times. When trying to steal Caesar's laurel wreath, Asterix states that the magic potion doesn't protect from being harmed by Roman weapons. Whether it's true or not is unclear, but they never seem to be hurt anyway. [[note]] What [[note]]What he seems to be getting at at the time is that the legionaries they're used to are the rank and file, but the ones who guard Caesar himself are, logically, in a whole different league and going to be skilled enough to do some real harm before the Gauls can land a punch. punch.[[/note]]



* TookALevelInJerkass: He never really was portrayed as particularly nice, but in ''Asterix and Son'', he ascends to full-fledged villain who WouldHurtAChild.[[note]]Historically, the man who ordered the death of Caesarion was none other than Julius Caesar's nephew, UsefulNotes/{{Augustus}}[[note]]

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* TookALevelInJerkass: He never really was portrayed as particularly nice, but in ''Asterix and Son'', he ascends to full-fledged villain who WouldHurtAChild.[[note]]Historically, the man who ordered the death of Caesarion was none other than Julius Caesar's nephew, UsefulNotes/{{Augustus}}[[note]]UsefulNotes/{{Augustus}}.[[/note]]



[[http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Appendix:Proto-Germanic/kuningaz Kuningaz]][[note]]It is believed by linguists that Proto-Germanic was still spoken then.[[/note]] of the Germanic peoples (called Goths in the album).

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[[http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Appendix:Proto-Germanic/kuningaz Kuningaz]][[note]]It Kuningaz]] [[note]]It is believed by linguists that Proto-Germanic was still spoken then.[[/note]] of the Germanic peoples (called Goths in the album).
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