History Characters / Asterix

3rd Mar '17 12:40:52 PM Xtifr
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The leader of Rome based on the RealLife [[Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar person]]. A recurring villain of the series.

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The leader of Rome based on the RealLife [[Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar [[UsefulNotes/JuliusCaesar person]]. A recurring villain of the series.
3rd Mar '17 7:30:58 AM H2SO4
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* SparedByTheAdaptation: Averted. It's subtle, but the reader is constantly reminded that Brutus ''will'' kill Caesar no matter what, even if he finds out about Brutus' treachery early on. Since the series takes place ''before'' 44 BC, he just cannot die here.



* {{Foreshadowing}}: Just about every one of his appearances reminds us that he ''will'' kill Caesar (though not in the series).

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Just about every one of his appearances reminds us that he ''will'' kill Caesar (though not in the series).series), but it's nonetheless inevitable.
16th Feb '17 6:37:49 PM mlsmithca
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* PunnyName: From "geriatric", an elderly person.
** His French name is taken from ''Âge canonique'', meaning "very old age".

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* PunnyName: From "geriatric", an elderly person.
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person. His French name is taken from ''Âge canonique'', meaning "very old age".



[[folder: Impedimenta (Bonemine))]]

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[[folder: Impedimenta (Bonemine))]](Bonemine)]]
13th Feb '17 4:00:53 AM 06tele
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* CoolHelmet: Almost never seen without wearing his winged helmet. This is actually used as a plot point in ''The Great Crossing''; when Obelix finds Asterix's helmet on the ground he instantly and correctly deduces that something must have happened because Asterix never takes his helmet off.

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* CoolHelmet: Almost never seen without wearing his winged helmet. This is actually used as a plot point in ''The Great Crossing''; when Obelix finds Asterix's helmet on the ground he instantly and correctly deduces that something must have happened because Asterix never takes his helmet off.off except to eat or sleep, and he wouldn't have been doing either of those things.
13th Feb '17 3:58:06 AM 06tele
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* DramaticIrony: When he and Asterix were in Rome, Obelix wanted to fight with the Praetorian Guard. Asterix didn't let him. Obelix's SuperStrength lets him defeat all the [[{{Mooks}} legionaries]] that patrol Gaul, a conquered country. The Praetorian Guards, however, are EliteMooks that allegedly could destroy Obelix. Just because Obelix has never been effectively challenged by anyone, does not mean he has no limits. Obelix's strength is his weakness because it makes him unaware of danger.

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* DramaticIrony: When he and Asterix were in Rome, Obelix wanted to fight with go up against the Praetorian Guard. Asterix didn't let him. Obelix's SuperStrength lets him defeat all the [[{{Mooks}} legionaries]] that patrol Gaul, a conquered country. The Praetorian Guards, however, are EliteMooks that allegedly Asterix reckons could destroy Obelix. Just because Obelix has never been effectively challenged by anyone, does not mean he has no limits. Obelix's strength is his weakness because it makes him unaware of danger.
13th Feb '17 3:48:40 AM 06tele
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* HenpeckedHusband: Played for laughs in his relationship with Cleopatra, who he's not actually married to in the books but who he has a definitely flirtatious relationship with, and who chews him out with terrifying ferocity whenever he's annoyed her.
8th Feb '17 2:09:08 AM tlegall
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** "Abraracourcix" comes from the expression "tomber à bras raccourcis" which means "to him (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 him hit (someone) violently", a fitting name for a badass warrior
8th Feb '17 2:06:49 AM tlegall
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** His original name "Panoramix" comes from "panoramique" (=panoramic), which may refers to his ability to see the big picture.


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** "Abraracourcix" comes from the expression "tomber à bras raccourcis" which means "to him (someone) violently", a fitting name for a badass warrior
28th Jan '17 9:22:42 AM Belphegor
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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.

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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]] 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.
24th Jan '17 6:10:04 AM Stranrep
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* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Despite him being as... strange as most of his fellow Gauls, he once one-punched chief of Goths, and defeated some of gladiators.
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