History ComicBook / Asterix

5th Jan '18 12:22:07 PM Thelancasterhouse02
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* AnimatedCreditsOpening: Well, "The mansion of Gods" was an animated movie in CGI,[[https://vimeo.com/114231683 but the opening]] (minimalist, and in 2D) have a quite different style.

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* AnimatedCreditsOpening: Well, "The mansion of Gods" was an animated movie in CGI,[[https://vimeo.com/114231683 com/114147112 but the opening]] (minimalist, and in 2D) have a quite different style.
13th Dec '17 7:23:04 AM trixus
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* AlcoholHic: A drunken Roman legionary in ''Asterix in Britain'' goes not only "hic" but also "haec" and "hoc", hic, haec, and hoc being the Latin nominative singulars (in masculine, feminine, and neuter, respectively) for "this".

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* AlcoholHic: A drunken Roman legionary in ''Asterix in Britain'' goes not only "hic" but also "haec" and "hoc", hic, haec, and hoc being the Latin nominative singulars (in masculine, feminine, and neuter, respectively) for "this".¸
* AlcoholInducedIdiocy:
** The whole plot of "Asterix and the Laurel's wealth" is because Vitalstatistix got drunk after a diner with his brother in-law and made a bet that he'll cook him a stew with Caesar's laurels and Obelix encouraging him.
** "Casear's Gift" is kickstarted by a drunk soldier dissing Caesar, which give him the Gaul's village as his retirement gift.
26th Nov '17 9:12:07 AM nombretomado
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* GermanDialects: There are hardly any that ''Asterix'' hasn't been translated into yet. There are even dialect versions of some of the movies.
15th Nov '17 12:21:48 PM WolfMattGrey
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* TooQualifiedToApply: The Gauls tell the Romans that they have every intention of entering the Olympic Games (as Gallo-Romans) and win with their magic potion. The Romans give up on training (which spreads to the other athletes) until they learn such substances are banned, which gets them back into training while the Gauls decide Asterix will only participate in the footrace. However, the Romans don't win a single medal, which leads the Greeks to realize this will hurt their tourist industry, so they create a Roman-only event. As Asterix still can't guarantee a win, the Gauls trick the Romans into drinking tongue-staining magic potion to get them disqualified. However, in the end Asterix gives his medal to the Romans, avoiding Caesar's usual YouHaveFailedMe reaction of getting thrown to the lions.
9th Nov '17 4:04:30 PM starofjusticev21
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* ArtisticLicenseGeography: Sometimes real world distances were ignored and sometimes not ([[RuleOfFunny the latter usually when it's the basis of a joke]]). In particular when a book called for Julius Caesar to appear in person, Rome was usually treated as being the next town over from wherever Asterix and Obelix were to let him hear about what was going on and show up to insert himself into things in a timely fashion.

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* ArtisticLicenseGeography: Sometimes real world distances were ignored and sometimes not ([[RuleOfFunny the latter usually when it's the basis of a joke]]). In particular when a book called for Julius Caesar to appear in person, Rome was usually tended to be treated as being the next town over from wherever Asterix and Obelix were wer, especially if it called for Julius Caesar to appear in the flesh, to let him hear about what was going on and show up to insert himself into things in a timely fashion.
3rd Nov '17 2:43:50 PM Chabal2
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* ArabianNightsDays: ''Recap/AsterixAndTheMagicCarpet''

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* ArabianNightsDays: ''Recap/AsterixAndTheMagicCarpet''''Recap/AsterixAndTheMagicCarpet'', despite being set in India.



%%* CatapultToGlory

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%%* CatapultToGlory* CatapultToGlory: Astérix once loaded himself into a Roman catapult to escape them (as they didn't know he was out of potion).



* DrivesLikeCrazy: Naturally present in ''Astérix and the Chariot Race''... except, of course, for the Britons (despite one of them being named Madmax).



* KnifeNut: Every single Corsican owns a folding knife.

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* KnifeNut: KnifeNut:
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Every single Corsican owns a folding knife.
** Brutus is almost always pictured playing with a
knife.



** The cook in ''Asterix the Legionary'' is an unusual example, because he's actually a superb chef. He cooks badly on purpose to keep the troops in a bad mood. That is, until Asterix and Obelix "persuade" him to cook up to his abilities.

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** The cook in ''Asterix the Legionary'' is an unusual example, because he's actually a superb chef. He cooks badly on purpose to keep the troops in a bad mood.mood (naturally, the Briton finds it delicious). That is, until Asterix and Obelix "persuade" him to cook up to his abilities.



** ''Asterix in Corsica'' conscientiously piles on every single "Corsican" cliché known to French culture, after ''warning'' in the preface that this is what they are going to do.

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** ''Asterix in Corsica'' conscientiously piles on every single "Corsican" cliché known to French culture, after ''warning'' in the preface that this is what they are going to do.do, and adding that Corsicans are touchy about insults.



*** Astérix in Corsica gives them two: The pirates agree to ferry three passengers and a dog to Corsica. As they sneak belowdecks at night to toss them overboard, they recognize their passengers and promptly jump ship. Later, as the governor has hired the pirates to be his escape route if the Corsicans attack, hear that the Gauls are among the attackers. They immediately jump into the harbor and swim for their lives.



** All end in a big meal party at night around a fire. (Except for ''Asterix and Son'': the village has been destroyed, so Cleopatra hosts a banquet on her barge.)

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** All end in a big meal party banquet at night around a fire. (Except for ''Asterix and Son'': the village has been destroyed, so Cleopatra hosts a banquet on her barge.)



** Cassivellaunos is notable for being a historical figure who only ''sounds'' like he has a PunnyName (in French, it reads Blackcurrant-bicycle-wedding).

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** The briefly-featured Cassivellaunos is notable for being a historical figure who only ''sounds'' like he has a PunnyName (in French, it reads Blackcurrant-bicycle-wedding).



* RebusBubble: Whenever anyone swears.

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* RebusBubble: RebusBubble:
** Egyptians and Kushites are presented as speaking this way. For example, the Egyptian in ''Astérix the Legionary'' "speaks" a tennis court (the original name was Courdetenis), [[{{Woolseyism}} which is then translated as Ptenisnet.]]
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Whenever anyone swears.swears. An amusing instance in ''Astérix and the Goths'' has Getafix swear in symbols, which gets a NoteFromEd describing them as "ancient Gallic insults which we refuse to translate". Then one swears in Germanic (more angular spirals, the skull is wearing a pickelhaube, etc.) and the "translation" is given as the same rebus from earlier.



* RedShirtArmy: The Roman Centurions.

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* RedShirtArmy: The Roman Centurions.Romans, justified as most are seen in peacetime or are ReassignedToAntarctica.



* RelaxOVision: Particularly savage fights take place off-panel.

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* RelaxOVision: Particularly savage fights take place off-panel. One even drops a flowery curtain over the BloodlessCarnage.


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*** Ceasar always uses "You too, my son" when talking to Brutus, which annoys him to the point of thinking "One of these days I'm going to up and...".
24th Oct '17 5:32:44 PM starofjusticev21
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* ArtisticLicenseGeography: Sometimes real world distances were ignored and sometimes not ([[RuleOfFunny the latter usually when it's the basis of a joke]]). In particular when a book called for Julius Caesar to appear in person, Rome was usually treated as being the next town over from wherever Asterix and Obelix to let him hear about what was going on and show up to insert himself into things in a timely fashion.

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* ArtisticLicenseGeography: Sometimes real world distances were ignored and sometimes not ([[RuleOfFunny the latter usually when it's the basis of a joke]]). In particular when a book called for Julius Caesar to appear in person, Rome was usually treated as being the next town over from wherever Asterix and Obelix were to let him hear about what was going on and show up to insert himself into things in a timely fashion.



* AscendedExtra: Brutus [[TookALevelInJerkass suddenly]] becomes the BigBad of ''Asterix 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.]] Not to mention, it's heavily implied he was trying to ''murder his baby brother'' in order to remain Caesar's only heir.]]

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* AscendedExtra: Brutus [[TookALevelInJerkass suddenly]] becomes the BigBad of ''Asterix and Son'' after spending the entire series as [[LaughablyEvil a joke character.character]]. [[spoiler:He goes further than any villain previous and burns the village down. [[StatusQuoIsGod Fortunately Caesar rebuilds it out of honor and gratitude.]] Not to mention, it's heavily implied he was trying to ''murder his baby brother'' in order to remain Caesar's only heir.]]
24th Oct '17 4:44:34 PM starofjusticev21
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* ArtisticLicenseGeography: Sometimes real world distances were ignored and sometimes not ([[RuleOfFunny the latter usually when it's the basis of a joke]]). In particular when a book called for Julius Caesar to appear in person, Rome was usually treated as being the next town over from wherever Asterix and Obelix to let him hear about what was going on and show up to insert himself into things in a timely fashion.
23rd Oct '17 11:38:40 PM alchixinren
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** There are several references to the "Roman Empire", which was not founded until after Caesar's lifetime. Caesar governed the Roman ''Republic''.

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** There are several references to the "Roman Empire", which was not founded until after Caesar's lifetime. Caesar governed the Roman ''Republic''.''Republic''; that said, the Roman Republic ''did'' call territories under their control the ''Imperium Romanum''.
19th Oct '17 8:42:01 AM fusilcontrafusil
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After decades of solo work, Uderzo retired in 2011 and passed writing and art duties to Jean-Yves Ferri and Didier Conrad.[[note]]The latter did the character design for ''WesternAnimation/TheRoadToElDorado'', but has stuck with Uderzo's style.[[/note]] The latest album was released worldwide in October 2015.

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After decades of solo work, Uderzo retired in 2011 and passed writing and art duties to Jean-Yves Ferri and Didier Conrad.[[note]]The latter did the character design for ''WesternAnimation/TheRoadToElDorado'', but has stuck with Uderzo's style.[[/note]] The latest album was released worldwide in October 2015.
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