History ComicBook / Asterix

13th Jun '17 8:52:16 PM nombretomado
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** The original French versions are a delight to those who can read the language: the characterisations and use of language speaks volumes about how sophisticated metropolitan Paris views the French regions, and how the French view their neighbours around Europe. This is done in ways which are not obvious or signposted in the translations. Regional dialects around France are signalled by variant more phonetic French in the captions; Languedoc is treated as carrot-crunching yokel country, for instance, and the appalling ways France's neighbours mangle the language is depicted in tortured and fractured French in the captions. A parallel would be the accents and intonations used in WW2 comedy ''Series/AlloAllo''.

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** The original French versions are a delight to those who can read the language: the characterisations and use of language speaks volumes about how sophisticated metropolitan Paris views the French regions, and how the French view their neighbours around Europe. This is done in ways which are not obvious or signposted in the translations. Regional dialects around France are signalled by variant more phonetic French in the captions; Languedoc is treated as carrot-crunching yokel country, for instance, and the appalling ways France's neighbours mangle the language is depicted in tortured and fractured French in the captions. A parallel would be the accents and intonations used in WW2 UsefulNotes/WW2 comedy ''Series/AlloAllo''.
13th Jun '17 2:47:16 PM AlienPatch
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* LargeAndInCharge: Most of the time, centurions are either overweight or tall muscular individuals.



* LargeAndInCharge: Most of the time, centurions are either overweight or tall muscular individuals.


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* NeverLiveItDown: Happens in-universe with Alésia. It was the place where the Gauls were defeated by the Romans, and as such, it is a taboo subject. Whenever Asterix asks about it in ''The Chieftain's Shield'', people [[SuddenlyShouting scream angrily]] [[BlatantLies that they don't know where Alésia is]] (and the comic claims this is the reason no one knows today where it is located).
10th Jun '17 10:05:08 AM Vilui
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Asterix is the protagonist of a French comic book series, written by Creator/ReneGoscinny and drawn by Albert Uderzo ([[AuthorExistenceFailure and both written and drawn by Uderzo after Goscinny's demise in 1977]]), and now translated into over 100 languages and published around the world. The comics are also commonly referred as ''Asterix and Obelix''.

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Asterix is the protagonist of a French comic book series, written by Creator/ReneGoscinny and drawn by Albert Uderzo ([[AuthorExistenceFailure and both written and drawn by Uderzo after Goscinny's demise in 1977]]), and now translated into over 100 languages and published around the world. The comics are also commonly referred to as ''Asterix and Obelix''.



* IllTakeTwoBeersToo: Obelix. With beers ''and'' boars. A RunningGag is Obelix having a tendency to overindulge in alcohol and getting drunk when he's offered plenty, at which point he speaks (moreso than usual) in [[{{Malaproper}} Malapropisms]] and gains a weird Lisp. It is stated in ''Asterix in Switzerland'' that Obelix is normally a teetotaller, preferring goat's milk. [[FridgeBrilliance Maybe he doesn't want to risk hurting his friends by losing control of his strength at home]], but feels he can cut loose a bit when travelling...

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* IllTakeTwoBeersToo: Obelix. With beers ''and'' boars. A RunningGag is Obelix having a tendency to overindulge in alcohol and getting drunk when he's offered plenty, at which point he speaks (moreso (more so than usual) in [[{{Malaproper}} Malapropisms]] and gains a weird Lisp. It is stated in ''Asterix in Switzerland'' that Obelix is normally a teetotaller, preferring goat's milk. [[FridgeBrilliance Maybe he doesn't want to risk hurting his friends by losing control of his strength at home]], but feels he can cut loose a bit when travelling...
4th May '17 9:08:19 PM H2SO4
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* ForegoneConclusion: Every one of Brutus's appearances make it clear that inevitably, he ''will'' kill Caesar.
28th Apr '17 12:18:12 PM JulianLapostat
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* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: Brutus in ''Asterix and Son'', to go along with the somewhat idealised image of Caesar and Cleopatra. He has no pretensions of republicanism here, he's simply a power-hungry would-be murderer looking to remove potential rivals who threaten his prospects of succeeding Caesar as ruler of Rome.

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* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: The comics give this to Gauls as a whole.
** The historical Gauls who resisted and escaped Roman imperialism were not as the comics paint it, simple plucky villagers but were incredibly violent tribesman. A chronicle by a Greek merchant visiting the region before Caesar's conquest mentions that the Gauls decorated their huts with the heads and limbs of their enemies, which the merchant did admit was tastefully done so that "you get used to it after a while".
** Getafix as a Druid is also painted as a wise man and brilliant wizard, with none of the Druidic tribes involvement in HumanSacrifice mentioned or dealt with. Now admittedly the accounts of HumanSacrifice came from Roman accounts, and it was hypocritical (because the Romans tended to downplay and whitewash their own history of sacrificing people to the Gods, which they did most notably after Cannae) [[http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/03/090320-druids-sacrifice-cannibalism_2.html but archaeological evidence has confirmed]] that they did do that.
* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: Brutus in ''Asterix and Son'', to go along with the somewhat idealised image of Caesar and Cleopatra. He has no pretensions of republicanism here, he's simply a power-hungry would-be murderer looking to remove potential rivals who threaten his prospects of succeeding Caesar as ruler of Rome.


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* MightyWhitey: In ''Asterix and Cleopatra'', the noble Gauls come and provide Magic Potions to the Egyptian and help them build structures without using slavery. This despite the fact that most archaeologists and historians now agree that the workforce that worked on these monuments were largely freedmen and paid labourers.
23rd Apr '17 5:50:37 PM nombretomado
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** The whole plot of ''Asterix and the Banquet'' was inspired by the ''TourDeFrance'' bicycle race (it even borrows the name for the original French title: ''Le Tour de Gaule d'Asterix''), and uses some plot points from Jules Verne's ''Literature/AroundTheWorldInEightyDays''.

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** The whole plot of ''Asterix and the Banquet'' was inspired by the ''TourDeFrance'' ''UsefulNotes/TourDeFrance'' bicycle race (it even borrows the name for the original French title: ''Le Tour de Gaule d'Asterix''), and uses some plot points from Jules Verne's ''Literature/AroundTheWorldInEightyDays''.
8th Apr '17 6:05:04 PM nombretomado
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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 ''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 ''TheRoadToElDorado'', ''WesternAnimation/TheRoadToElDorado'', but has stuck with Uderzo's style.[[/note]] The latest album was released worldwide in October 2015.
22nd Mar '17 8:15:29 PM darksoul4242
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* SymbolicWings: the wings on Asterix's helmet; those worn by other Gauls such as Abaracourcix the chief.

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* SymbolicWings: the The wings on Asterix's helmet; those worn by other Gauls such as Abaracourcix the chief.
3rd Mar '17 1:35:42 PM Jhonny
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The Asterix comics take place in the year 50 BC. UsefulNotes/JuliusCaesar has all but conquered continental Europe, except for a few [[LaResistance pockets of resistance]]. One of those pockets of resistance is a small but plucky village in Armorica, Gaul (Brittany, pre-medieval France), which has held back the Romans thanks to a SuperStrength-granting magic potion. The village happens to be the home of our hero, a small but plucky Gaul named Asterix. Along with his loveable lug partner, monolith craftsman Obelix and the other inhabitants of the village, Asterix gets into all manner of adventures, which usually involve foiling the schemes of the Romans (and, occasionally, Caesar himself).

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The Asterix comics take place in the year 50 BC. UsefulNotes/JuliusCaesar has all but conquered continental Europe, Gaul, except for a few [[LaResistance pockets of resistance]]. One of those pockets of resistance is a small but plucky village in Armorica, Gaul (Brittany, pre-medieval France), which has held back the Romans thanks to a SuperStrength-granting magic potion. The village happens to be the home of our hero, a small but plucky Gaul named Asterix. Along with his loveable lug partner, monolith craftsman Obelix and the other inhabitants of the village, Asterix gets into all manner of adventures, which usually involve foiling the schemes of the Romans (and, occasionally, Caesar himself).
3rd Mar '17 1:34:59 PM Jhonny
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* YouMeanXMas: Any song that is based off of a Christmas song has "Christmas" replaced with "Solstice". For two reasons: 1). Jesus wasn't born yet, and 2). It's more politically correct.

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* YouMeanXMas: Any song that is based off of a Christmas song has "Christmas" replaced with "Solstice". For two reasons: 1). Jesus wasn't born yet, and 2). It's more politically correct.Because [[ShownTheirWork that's what most people were celebrating at the time]].
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