History Characters / Asterix

24th Apr '18 2:48:58 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* BadassGrandpa: Not in the sense that he is good at fighting, but in the first book of the series, he gets captured and tortured by Romans for hours to get him to reveal the secret of Magic Potion. He remains completely impervious to it. In one story, he did drink his own potion and fought Romans alongside Asterix.
* CoolOldGuy: Significantly older than the the duo of heroes, maker of the magic potion, speaker of Gothic, one of the calmest and most sensible inhabitants of the village, and BadassGrandpa with MagnificentBastard tendencies. No wonder the Romans are after him.

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* BadassGrandpa: Not in the sense that he is good at fighting, but in the first book of the series, he gets captured and tortured by Romans for hours to get him to reveal the secret of Magic Potion. He remains completely impervious to it. In one story, he did drink his own potion and fought Romans alongside Asterix.
* CoolOldGuy: Significantly older than the the duo of heroes, maker of the magic potion, speaker of Gothic, one of the calmest and most sensible inhabitants of the village, and BadassGrandpa with MagnificentBastard tendencies.village. No wonder the Romans are after him.



* NervesOfSteel: Not in the sense that he is good at fighting, but in the first book of the series, he gets captured and tortured by Romans for hours to get him to reveal the secret of Magic Potion. He remains completely impervious to it. In one story, he did drink his own potion and fought Romans alongside Asterix.



* BadassGrandpa: Beats a Roman legionary three times his size with the Roman's own club.
2nd Apr '18 10:27:31 PM trixus
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%%* BashBrothers: With Obelix.

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%%* * BashBrothers: With Obelix.Obelix. Being born on the same day they are thick as thieves and the village's champions.



* InvincibleHero: Asterix himself along with the rest of the village is one. Every single battle between Romans (or, really, anyone) and Asterix and the rest of the Gauls, results in the Gauls [[CurbStompBattle curb-stomp]] their opponents, thanks to their magic potion that grants SuperSpeed, SuperReflexes, SuperStrength, and arguably NighInvulnerability. Plus, even in case of a shortage, they have [[TheJuggernaut Obelix]], who doesn't need to drink any potion since he fell in it during his childhood, and the effect never wore off. As a result, the Romans never, ''ever'', in any comic, manage to gain the smallest durable advantage over the Gauls.

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* InvincibleHero: Asterix himself along with the rest of the village is one. Every single battle between Romans (or, really, anyone) and Asterix and the rest of the Gauls, results in the Gauls [[CurbStompBattle curb-stomp]] their opponents, thanks to their magic potion that grants SuperSpeed, SuperReflexes, SuperStrength, and arguably NighInvulnerability. Plus, even in case of a shortage, they have [[TheJuggernaut Obelix]], who doesn't need to drink any potion since he fell in it during his childhood, and the effect never wore off. As a result, the Romans never, ''ever'', in any comic, manage to gain the smallest durable advantage over the Gauls. Aserix also has the advantage of being one of the smartest and sanest Gaul, so unlike the others he is hard to outwit.



%%* TheSnarkKnight: Especially in the first live action movie.

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%%* * TheSnarkKnight: Especially in the first live action movie.movie. Asterix gets annoyed by the stupidity around him a lot and won't hesitate to snark at how bad the situation got.



%%* BashBrothers: With Asterix.

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%%* * BashBrothers: With Asterix.Asterix. Although one of them is enough to take on any opposition they work together because they don't like being separate from one another.


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* BloodBrothers: Being born on the same Getafix said it was a sign that both are bond together.
30th Mar '18 12:36:08 PM rufusluciusivan
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* BadassDriver: [[spoiler:In ''Asterix and the Chariot Race'', after Coronavirus throws the titular race, he dresses up as him to defend Rome's honor. And he would actually have won the last stage, even though his opponents had a lead on him, if he didnt hit [[RunningGag pothole]]...]]

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* BadassDriver: [[spoiler:In ''Asterix and the Chariot Race'', after Coronavirus throws the titular race, he dresses up as him to defend Rome's honor. And he would actually have won the last stage, even though his opponents had a lead on him, if he didnt hit a [[RunningGag pothole]]...]]
5th Mar '18 8:07:15 AM Hvedekorn
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* BashBrothers: With Obelix.

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* %%* BashBrothers: With Obelix.



* TheSnarkKnight: Especially in the first live action movie.
* TheTrickster:

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* %%* TheSnarkKnight: Especially in the first live action movie.
* %%* TheTrickster:



* BashBrothers: With Asterix.

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* %%* BashBrothers: With Asterix.
22nd Feb '18 9:51:11 PM N.Harmonik
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* BerserkButton: In contrast to his proud recollection of Gergovia (see GloryDays, below), if anyone mentions of the Battle of Alesia (Caesar's final defeat of Vercingetorix and the Gauls) Geriatrix will fly into a rage, shouting that he doesn't know anything about Alesia and nobody even knows where Alesia is. (The latter is also a joke, referring to the fact that the site of Alesia was, until recently, much disputed among historians and archaeologists.)

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* BerserkButton: In contrast to his proud recollection of Gergovia (see GloryDays, below), if anyone mentions of the Battle of Alesia (Caesar's final defeat of Vercingetorix and the Gauls) Geriatrix will fly into a rage, shouting that he doesn't know anything about Alesia and nobody even knows where Alesia is. (The latter is also a joke, referring to the fact that the site of Alesia was, until recently, much disputed among historians and archaeologists.)



-->'''Geriatrix:''' It's Alesia' its Alesia!

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-->'''Geriatrix:''' It's Alesia' its Alesia, it's Alesia!
22nd Feb '18 2:55:48 PM Dracosolon
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* 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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* GracefulLoser: He tends to take defeat at the hands of the goal Gauls 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.
22nd Feb '18 2:28:29 PM Dracosolon
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* HypocriticalHumor: In ''Asterix and the Normans'':
-->'''Obelix:''' ... and [[HornyVikings they]]'ve got ever such funny names.. teehee! They all end in "af"!
-->'''Asterix:''' That's right! Their chief is called Timandahaf!
-->'''Vitalstatistix:''' Ha, ha, ha! Did you hear that, Cacofonix, Geriatrix, Operatix, Acoustix, Polyphonix and Harmonix?



** "Abraracourcix" comes from the expression "tomber à bras raccourcis" which means "to hit (someone) violently", a fitting name for a badass warrior

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** "Abraracourcix" comes from the expression "tomber à bras raccourcis" which means "to hit (someone) violently", a fitting name for a badass warriorwarrior.
21st Feb '18 4:22:13 AM rufusluciusivan
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* AntiVillain: Usually [[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Type I]]. He is a decent ruler in the comic, but he still takes pride in conquering regions.

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* AntiVillain: Usually [[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Type I]]. He is a decent ruler in the comic, comic and a NobleDemon, but he still takes pride in conquering regions.



* BadassDriver: [[spoiler:In ''Asterix and the Chariot Race'', after Coronavirus throws the titular race, he dresses up as him to defend Rome's honor. And he would actually have won the last stage, even though his opponents had a lead on him, if he didnt hit [[RunningGag pothole]]...]]



* ManipulativeBastard: He has his moments.

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* ManipulativeBastard: He has his moments.He's not above using tricks and manipulation to defeat the Gauls, as brute force is ineffective against them.



* NobleDemon: even though he is willing to use deception, tricks and manipulation, he will ''always'' keep his word when he makes a promise, and be grateful to his enemies when they help him. [[spoiler: When he finds in "Asterix and Son" the Gauls protected his son with Cleopatra from a murderous, power-hungry Brutus intent on securing power in Rome, Caesar's more than amiable to repair the damage Brutus wreaked.]]

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* NobleDemon: even Even though he is willing to use deception, tricks and manipulation, he will ''always'' keep his word when he makes a promise, and be grateful to his enemies when they help him. [[spoiler: When he finds in "Asterix and Son" the Gauls protected his son with Cleopatra from a murderous, power-hungry Brutus intent on securing power in Rome, Caesar's more than amiable to repair the damage Brutus wreaked.]]
18th Feb '18 10:25:50 AM Gairyuki
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* NonActionGuy: Unlike the other men of the village, he rarely takes part in fighting the Romans, only fighting when it is personal or there is no other option. Though he does do so once, beating the crap out of the Normans with a [[InstrumentOfMurder horn.]] He's outright identified in one book as the villager the Romans fear the least (and thus the best candidate to be kidnapped as a "present" for Caesar), although they tend to change their opinion after enough time [[DreadfulMusician with]] [[SmallNameBigEgo him]].

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* NonActionGuy: Unlike the other men of the village, he rarely takes part in fighting the Romans, only fighting when it is personal or there is no other option. Though he does do so once, beating the crap out of the Normans with a [[InstrumentOfMurder horn.]] He's outright identified in one book as the villager the Romans fear the least (and thus the best candidate to be kidnapped as a "present" for Caesar), although they tend to change their opinion after enough time [[DreadfulMusician with]] [[SmallNameBigEgo him]].fear him as well not long after...for a different reason than his fellows, of course.
18th Feb '18 10:25:03 AM Gairyuki
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* NonActionGuy: Unlike the other men of the village, he rarely takes part in fighting the Romans, only fighting when it is personal or there is no other option. Though he does do so once, beating the crap out of the Normans with a [[InstrumentOfMurder horn.]] He's outright identified in one book as the villager the Romans fear the least (and thus the best candidate to be kidnapped as a "present" for Caesar).

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* NonActionGuy: Unlike the other men of the village, he rarely takes part in fighting the Romans, only fighting when it is personal or there is no other option. Though he does do so once, beating the crap out of the Normans with a [[InstrumentOfMurder horn.]] He's outright identified in one book as the villager the Romans fear the least (and thus the best candidate to be kidnapped as a "present" for Caesar).Caesar), although they tend to change their opinion after enough time [[DreadfulMusician with]] [[SmallNameBigEgo him]].
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