History ComicBook / Asterix

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]].
3rd Mar '17 12:40:02 PM Xtifr
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The Asterix comics take place in the year 50 BC. Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar 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. Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar 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).



* AntiVillain: Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar, who is often treated surprisingly sympathetically as a man of honor, though in a few stories he is clearly a MagnificentBastard.

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* AntiVillain: Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar, UsefulNotes/JuliusCaesar, who is often treated surprisingly sympathetically as a man of honor, though in a few stories he is clearly a MagnificentBastard.



** Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar can get touchy about blemishes on his glory, starting with the invincible village that resists his conquest.

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** Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar UsefulNotes/JuliusCaesar can get touchy about blemishes on his glory, starting with the invincible village that resists his conquest.



** According to the comics, Vercingetorix surrendered to Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar not by laying his weapons at Caeasar's feet but by laying (throwing) them ''[[AgonyOfTheFeet on]]'' [[AgonyOfTheFeet Caesar's feet]].

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** According to the comics, Vercingetorix surrendered to Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar UsefulNotes/JuliusCaesar not by laying his weapons at Caeasar's feet but by laying (throwing) them ''[[AgonyOfTheFeet on]]'' [[AgonyOfTheFeet Caesar's feet]].
3rd Mar '17 7:46:02 AM H2SO4
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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.
27th Feb '17 11:37:27 AM mlsmithca
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Astérix 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 ''Astérix and Obélix''.

The Astérix comics take place in the year 50 BC. Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar 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 Astérix. Along with his loveable lug partner, monolith craftsman Obélix and the other inhabitants of the village, Astérix gets into all manner of adventures, which usually involve foiling the schemes of the Romans (and, occasionally, Caesar himself).

The stories are published as "albums" (the term "graphic novel" being newer than the series, which began in 1959) and typically alternate between two themes. In many of the books, Astérix, Obélix and Dogmatix, sometimes accompanying or accompanied by another character, go on an adventure somewhere (these are often have titles of the format ''Astérix in...''). These plots allow for the most satire of different cultures and nationalities. In the second type of plot, a new plan by the Romans or an unexpected threat from outside brings danger and excitement to the village. These plots allow character development of the various villagers and their relationships.

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Astérix 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 ''Astérix ''Asterix and Obélix''.

Obelix''.

The Astérix Asterix comics take place in the year 50 BC. Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar 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 Astérix. Asterix. Along with his loveable lug partner, monolith craftsman Obélix Obelix and the other inhabitants of the village, Astérix Asterix gets into all manner of adventures, which usually involve foiling the schemes of the Romans (and, occasionally, Caesar himself).

The stories are published as "albums" (the term "graphic novel" being newer than the series, which began in 1959) and typically alternate between two themes. In many of the books, Astérix, Obélix Asterix, Obelix and Dogmatix, sometimes accompanying or accompanied by another character, go on an adventure somewhere (these are often have titles of the format ''Astérix ''Asterix in...''). These plots allow for the most satire of different cultures and nationalities. In the second type of plot, a new plan by the Romans or an unexpected threat from outside brings danger and excitement to the village. These plots allow character development of the various villagers and their relationships.



!!''Astérix'' provides examples of:

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!!''Astérix'' !!''Asterix'' provides examples of:



* AccidentalMarriage: Happens to Obélix in ''The Great Crossing''. To TheChiefsDaughter, of course.

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* AccidentalMarriage: Happens to Obélix Obelix in ''The Great Crossing''. To TheChiefsDaughter, of course.



* {{Acrofatic}}: Obélix, easily. As a side effect of the magic potion, he's also an insanely fast runner who can do acrobatics easily, since his weight is not a big deal. One of the more hilarious examples is when he tries to teach Dogmatix how to do tricks, such as playing catch using menhirs instead of a stick.

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* {{Acrofatic}}: Obélix, Obelix, easily. As a side effect of the magic potion, he's also an insanely fast runner who can do acrobatics easily, since his weight is not a big deal. One of the more hilarious examples is when he tries to teach Dogmatix how to do tricks, such as playing catch using menhirs instead of a stick.



* AdjectiveAnimalAlehouse: The Jolly Boar, from ''Astérix in Britain'' (Or "Le Rieur Sanglier" in the original version, parodying English word order).

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* AdjectiveAnimalAlehouse: The Jolly Boar, from ''Astérix ''Asterix in Britain'' (Or "Le Rieur Sanglier" in the original version, parodying English word order).



** In ''Astérix and the Golden Sickle'', seeing an inn trashed by Astérix and Obélix, a Roman compares it to Pompeii... which won't be destroyed until 129 years later.
** ''Astérix and the Banquet'' has a mail wagon with the modern logo of [[http://www.laposte.fr La Poste]]. The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michelin_Man Michelin Man]] also appears in the international version of ''Astérix in Switzerland'' (replacing the Gaulish warrior-like mascot of French service station Antar in the original French version).
** Astérix is once seen slicing potatoes (and the legionaries peeling them) in a time period when they hadn't been introduced to Europe yet. Potatoes didn't reach Europe until the 16th century.
*** ''Astérix in Britain'' also shows a sequence of Astérix peeling potatoes; this is addressed in the audio book adaptation read by Creator/WillieRushton, which includes a brief sequence describing an occasion when Astérix and Obélix accidentally discovered the New World in one of their sea voyages, discovered the tubers, and decided to bring them back to the village. This may be a reference to ''Asterix And The Great Crossing''.
*** In ''Astérix in Belgium'', we witness the invention of French (actually Belgian) fries. Valuaddedtax also pulls some out of a cauldron in ''Astérix and the Goths''.
** During their voyage to Palestine in ''Astérix and the Black Gold'', Astérix and Obélix are seen leaving UsefulNotes/{{Jerusalem}} by the Lions' Gate: this gate wasn't built until AD 1517.
** The Flavian Amphitheatre, also known as the Colosseum, which features in ''Astérix the Gladiator'' and some animated adaptations (notably the one where Astérix and Obélix become gladiators), wasn't built until 70 AD.
** The Gothic footsoldiers in ''Astérix and the Goths'' sing about Alaric leading the Visigoths to Rome, which happened 460 years later in AD 410. They also wear helmets reminiscent of pickelhaubes, but this was likely [[UsefulNotes/ImperialGermany deliberate]] [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI stereotyping]].

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** In ''Astérix ''Asterix and the Golden Sickle'', seeing an inn trashed by Astérix Asterix and Obélix, Obelix, a Roman compares it to Pompeii... which won't be destroyed until 129 years later.
** ''Astérix ''Asterix and the Banquet'' has a mail wagon with the modern logo of [[http://www.laposte.fr La Poste]]. The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michelin_Man Michelin Man]] also appears in the international version of ''Astérix ''Asterix in Switzerland'' (replacing the Gaulish warrior-like mascot of French service station Antar in the original French version).
** Astérix Asterix is once seen slicing potatoes (and the legionaries peeling them) in a time period when they hadn't been introduced to Europe yet. Potatoes didn't reach Europe until the 16th century.
*** ''Astérix ''Asterix in Britain'' also shows a sequence of Astérix Asterix peeling potatoes; this is addressed in the audio book adaptation read by Creator/WillieRushton, which includes a brief sequence describing an occasion when Astérix Asterix and Obélix Obelix accidentally discovered the New World in one of their sea voyages, discovered the tubers, and decided to bring them back to the village. This may be a reference to ''Asterix And The Great Crossing''.
*** In ''Astérix ''Asterix in Belgium'', we witness the invention of French (actually Belgian) fries. Valuaddedtax also pulls some out of a cauldron in ''Astérix ''Asterix and the Goths''.
** During their voyage to Palestine in ''Astérix ''Asterix and the Black Gold'', Astérix Asterix and Obélix Obelix are seen leaving UsefulNotes/{{Jerusalem}} by the Lions' Gate: this gate wasn't built until AD 1517.
** The Flavian Amphitheatre, also known as the Colosseum, which features in ''Astérix ''Asterix the Gladiator'' and some animated adaptations (notably the one where Astérix Asterix and Obélix Obelix become gladiators), wasn't built until 70 AD.
** The Gothic footsoldiers in ''Astérix ''Asterix and the Goths'' sing about Alaric leading the Visigoths to Rome, which happened 460 years later in AD 410. They also wear helmets reminiscent of pickelhaubes, but this was likely [[UsefulNotes/ImperialGermany deliberate]] [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI stereotyping]].



** While the historical conquest of Gaul took place in 52 BC, it is depicted in the stories as taking place decades earlier than the main timeframe of the stories, notably when several middle-aged characters are depicted as being young at the time, and the villagers already fighting Romans when Astérix and Obélix were children. While the stories are not explicitly set in 50 BC, they are still set before Caesar's death in 44 BC.
* AnimatedAdaptation: Eight of them so far, of varying quality. Technically only seven are straight-up adaptations; ''The Twelve Tasks of Astérix'' is the only Astérix film so far (live-action films included) to have been written directly for the screen.
** Sometime in the early 2000s there were ideas for a weekly ''Astérix'' series but Uderzo refused - he didn't want the character to become a recurring TV hero.

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** While the historical conquest of Gaul took place in 52 BC, it is depicted in the stories as taking place decades earlier than the main timeframe of the stories, notably when several middle-aged characters are depicted as being young at the time, and the villagers already fighting Romans when Astérix Asterix and Obélix Obelix were children. While the stories are not explicitly set in 50 BC, they are still set before Caesar's death in 44 BC.
* AnimatedAdaptation: Eight of them so far, of varying quality. Technically only seven are straight-up adaptations; ''The Twelve Tasks of Astérix'' Asterix'' is the only Astérix Asterix film so far (live-action films included) to have been written directly for the screen.
** Sometime in the early 2000s there were ideas for a weekly ''Astérix'' ''Asterix'' series but Uderzo refused - he didn't want the character to become a recurring TV hero.



** Take a look at the earliest appearance of Astérix and Obélix in ''Astérix the Gaul''. Now pick your jaw up off the floor. Happened again with the movies -- from ''Astérix Versus Caesar'' onwards, they were of much better animation quality, and it happened again with ''Astérix and the Vikings''. They had ''shading'', for Toutatis' sake! ''Shading''!
** A bit of it happens even ''within'' the very first book. Take a look at Caesar in the first page of ''Astérix the Gaul'', then flip to his appearance in the last two pages. Notice some little differences?

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** Take a look at the earliest appearance of Astérix Asterix and Obélix Obelix in ''Astérix ''Asterix the Gaul''. Now pick your jaw up off the floor. Happened again with the movies -- from ''Astérix ''Asterix Versus Caesar'' onwards, they were of much better animation quality, and it happened again with ''Astérix ''Asterix and the Vikings''. They had ''shading'', for Toutatis' sake! ''Shading''!
** A bit of it happens even ''within'' the very first book. Take a look at Caesar in the first page of ''Astérix ''Asterix the Gaul'', then flip to his appearance in the last two pages. Notice some little differences?



* 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.]]]]
* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: The Native American dialogue in ''Astérix Conquers America'' is a random assortment of North American place names that were taken from various Native American languages, resulting in quotes such as "Minnesota Manitoba. ''Miami!''"

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* AscendedExtra: Brutus [[TookALevelInJerkass suddenly]] becomes the BigBad of ''Astérix ''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.]]]]
* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: The Native American dialogue in ''Astérix ''Asterix Conquers America'' is a random assortment of North American place names that were taken from various Native American languages, resulting in quotes such as "Minnesota Manitoba. ''Miami!''"



* AsYouKnow: Seems like [[OnceAnEpisode once a book]], they have to remind us that Obélix isn't allowed to drink any magic potion because he fell into a cauldron full of the stuff when he was a baby. Eventually turned into a RunningGag (even {{lampshading}} it, with Obélix remarking "We'll never hear the end of it!").

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* AsYouKnow: Seems like [[OnceAnEpisode once a book]], they have to remind us that Obélix Obelix isn't allowed to drink any magic potion because he fell into a cauldron full of the stuff when he was a baby. Eventually turned into a RunningGag (even {{lampshading}} it, with Obélix Obelix remarking "We'll never hear the end of it!").



** In some of the later books, such as ''Astérix in Spain'', when the subject of the potion comes up Obélix just grumbles, "Of course I don't get any because [[{{Angrish}} gnagna gnak...]]", counting on the reader to know the now-familiar backstory.

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** In some of the later books, such as ''Astérix ''Asterix in Spain'', when the subject of the potion comes up Obélix Obelix just grumbles, "Of course I don't get any because [[{{Angrish}} gnagna gnak...]]", counting on the reader to know the now-familiar backstory.



* BadassInDistress: Averted in "Astérix in Britain". Obélix was captured by the Romans while he was drunk and asleep, and taken to the Londinium Tower. So, Astérix goes to the rescue. But when Obélix woke up, he was hungry and needed fresh air, so he broke the chain, took down the door, and smashed all the Romans on the way down... at the same time that Astérix broke the door at the other side of the tower and smashed all the Romans on he way up. When Astérix got to the top, Obélix was not there, he was outside the tower, so they both go down and up to reunite... and smashed all the Romans each time they passed.

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* BadassInDistress: Averted in "Astérix "Asterix in Britain". Obélix Obelix was captured by the Romans while he was drunk and asleep, and taken to the Londinium Tower. So, Astérix Asterix goes to the rescue. But when Obélix Obelix woke up, he was hungry and needed fresh air, so he broke the chain, took down the door, and smashed all the Romans on the way down... at the same time that Astérix Asterix broke the door at the other side of the tower and smashed all the Romans on he way up. When Astérix Asterix got to the top, Obélix Obelix was not there, he was outside the tower, so they both go down and up to reunite... and smashed all the Romans each time they passed.



* BadassNormal: The Vikings. They can go toe to toe with Astérix and Obélix, even with the latter having drunk magic potion.

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* BadassNormal: The Vikings. They can go toe to toe with Astérix Asterix and Obélix, Obelix, even with the latter having drunk magic potion.



** Obélix seems to be at fault for some historically known accidents, like the missing nose on the Sphinx or the broken part of the grand Colosseum (which did not exist in 50 BC).

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** Obélix Obelix seems to be at fault for some historically known accidents, like the missing nose on the Sphinx or the broken part of the grand Colosseum (which did not exist in 50 BC).



** Don't call Obélix fat. Or hurt his canine pet, Dogmatix. Or [[HeterosexualLifePartners Astérix]]. And while we're at it, never harm a tree in front of Dogmatix or the little canine will sink his teeth into your buttocks.

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** Don't call Obélix Obelix fat. Or hurt his canine pet, Dogmatix. Or [[HeterosexualLifePartners Astérix]].Asterix]]. And while we're at it, never harm a tree in front of Dogmatix or the little canine will sink his teeth into your buttocks.



** Never criticise the freshness or aroma of Unhygienix's fish. Since a lot of the Gauls will agree with you, and they fight rather chaotically, doing this almost guarantees the BigBallOfViolence. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in ''Astérix and the Soothsayer'', where the soothsayer was able to appear prescient by predicting a fight, and '''two''' happened minutes later (over the freshness of the fish whose entrails he had been reading).
** ''Astérix and the Roman Agent'' especially is made around this, it could be called ''A Guide To Berserk Buttons In The Astérix Universe''.

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** Never criticise the freshness or aroma of Unhygienix's fish. Since a lot of the Gauls will agree with you, and they fight rather chaotically, doing this almost guarantees the BigBallOfViolence. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in ''Astérix ''Asterix and the Soothsayer'', where the soothsayer was able to appear prescient by predicting a fight, and '''two''' happened minutes later (over the freshness of the fish whose entrails he had been reading).
** ''Astérix ''Asterix and the Roman Agent'' especially is made around this, it could be called ''A Guide To Berserk Buttons In The Astérix Asterix Universe''.



* BigEater: Obélix, totally. Taken to its ultimate extreme in ''The Twelve Tasks of Astérix''. Obélix polishes off a three course feast whose first course consists of... a boar with fries, a flock of geese, several sheep, an omelette made with eight dozen eggs, a whole school of fish, an ox, a cow, two calves ("because to separate ze family...zat would not be right!"), a huge mound of caviar ([[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking ...and the little toast that goes with it!]]), a camel, ("and before we start on the main course") an elephant stuffed with olives... he's '''still''' hungry when the cook finally admits defeat! Obélix then goes on to eat the beast that he and Astérix have to confront in the next task, which is at least implied to be some mild form of EldritchAbomination.
* BigFun: Obélix.
* BigGuyLittleGuy: Obélix and Astérix.
* BigLittleMan: In ''The Twelve Tasks of Astérix'', one of the tasks is to fight Cilindric the German. Astérix and Obélix are taken to an arena where there's an enormous pair of doors...which open to reveal a very short judo expert.

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* BigEater: Obélix, Obelix, totally. Taken to its ultimate extreme in ''The Twelve Tasks of Astérix''. Obélix Asterix''. Obelix polishes off a three course feast whose first course consists of... a boar with fries, a flock of geese, several sheep, an omelette made with eight dozen eggs, a whole school of fish, an ox, a cow, two calves ("because to separate ze family...zat would not be right!"), a huge mound of caviar ([[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking ...and the little toast that goes with it!]]), a camel, ("and before we start on the main course") an elephant stuffed with olives... he's '''still''' hungry when the cook finally admits defeat! Obélix Obelix then goes on to eat the beast that he and Astérix Asterix have to confront in the next task, which is at least implied to be some mild form of EldritchAbomination.
* BigFun: Obélix.
Obelix.
* BigGuyLittleGuy: Obélix Obelix and Astérix.
Asterix.
* BigLittleMan: In ''The Twelve Tasks of Astérix'', Asterix'', one of the tasks is to fight Cilindric the German. Astérix Asterix and Obélix Obelix are taken to an arena where there's an enormous pair of doors...which open to reveal a very short judo expert.



** ''Astérix the Legionary'': When sampling the Roman army's food (wheat, cheese and bacon, cooked together to save time), Asterix's entire multinational unit tastes one spoonful and violently rejects it. All except the Briton, who sincerely loves the stuff.

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** ''Astérix ''Asterix the Legionary'': When sampling the Roman army's food (wheat, cheese and bacon, cooked together to save time), Asterix's entire multinational unit tastes one spoonful and violently rejects it. All except the Briton, who sincerely loves the stuff.



* BlatantBurglar: The [[http://i45.servimg.com/u/f45/11/35/67/80/voleur10.jpg unnamed thief]] in ''Astérix in Britain''.

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* BlatantBurglar: The [[http://i45.servimg.com/u/f45/11/35/67/80/voleur10.jpg unnamed thief]] in ''Astérix ''Asterix in Britain''.



** The one who really enjoys a fight is Obélix. He may seem just a big bully, but in his twisted, childish way he seems to genuinely appreciate the legionnaires he beats up. Also, in one particular issue, the Romans managed to get hold of a cauldron of magic potion. Obélix seemed more eager to fight than ever.

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** The one who really enjoys a fight is Obélix.Obelix. He may seem just a big bully, but in his twisted, childish way he seems to genuinely appreciate the legionnaires he beats up. Also, in one particular issue, the Romans managed to get hold of a cauldron of magic potion. Obélix Obelix seemed more eager to fight than ever.



* BloodSport: The gladiatorial scenes, obviously, but also [[RugbyIsSlaughter Rugby]], as described in ''Astérix in Britain'', is a very simple game: "Each team may do just about anything to bring the ball behind the other team's goal line. The use of weapons is prohibited, unless agreed in advance." And it gets even more violent when magic potion is involved.
* BookEnds: Subverted. Many fans got the impression that ''Astérix and the Falling Sky'' was going to be the last album since the cover is remarkably similar to that of ''Astérix the Gaul'', mirror-reflected. [[WordOfGod Uderzo]] then stated it was not the case -- and a short story collection, ''Astérix and Obélix's Birthday: The Golden Book'' appeared in 2009. Since then however, it has been confirmed that ''Falling Sky'' will indeed be the final full-length story by Uderzo, and that any future such stories will be produced by a new creative team.
* BorrowedCatchphrase: In ''Asterix And The Olympic Games'' Astérix's village decides to participate with the Olympic Games since they could technically be considered to be "Romans", as being part of the Roman Empire. They celebrate this by shouting "Hurray! We are Romans!". A Roman legionary who spies upon them is flabbergasted and then borrows Obélix's catchphrase: "These Romans are crazy!"
* BoundAndGagged: Near guaranteed to happen to Cacofonix at the [[EveryEpisodeEnding end of every book]] starting with ''Astérix and the Golden Sickle'' (the second book in the original French).
** With Cacofonix, this trope is usually subverted or averted if he does something good, or if the plot of the story bears greater precedence. Examples of subversions include ''Astérix and the Normans'', where Fulliautomatix is tied up because Cacofonix taught the Normans what they set out to learn — fear; and ''Astérix and the Chieftain's Shield'', where instead, Vitalstatistix has had to abstain under threat of violence from his wife. Examples of complete aversions include ''The Mansions of the Gods'', in honour of his role in clearing the tenants out of the eponymous apartment block; ''Astérix at the Olympic Games'', although he is clearly nervous about sitting next to Fulliautomatix and his hammer; ''Astérix and Caesar's Gift'', in a reflection of the new sense of unity in the village; and ''Obélix and Co.'', where he is buried under a menhir.

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* BloodSport: The gladiatorial scenes, obviously, but also [[RugbyIsSlaughter Rugby]], as described in ''Astérix ''Asterix in Britain'', is a very simple game: "Each team may do just about anything to bring the ball behind the other team's goal line. The use of weapons is prohibited, unless agreed in advance." And it gets even more violent when magic potion is involved.
* BookEnds: Subverted. Many fans got the impression that ''Astérix ''Asterix and the Falling Sky'' was going to be the last album since the cover is remarkably similar to that of ''Astérix ''Asterix the Gaul'', mirror-reflected. [[WordOfGod Uderzo]] then stated it was not the case -- and a short story collection, ''Astérix ''Asterix and Obélix's Obelix's Birthday: The Golden Book'' appeared in 2009. Since then however, it has been confirmed that ''Falling Sky'' will indeed be the final full-length story by Uderzo, and that any future such stories will be produced by a new creative team.
* BorrowedCatchphrase: In ''Asterix And The Olympic Games'' Astérix's Asterix's village decides to participate with the Olympic Games since they could technically be considered to be "Romans", as being part of the Roman Empire. They celebrate this by shouting "Hurray! We are Romans!". A Roman legionary who spies upon them is flabbergasted and then borrows Obélix's Obelix's catchphrase: "These Romans are crazy!"
* BoundAndGagged: Near guaranteed to happen to Cacofonix at the [[EveryEpisodeEnding end of every book]] starting with ''Astérix ''Asterix and the Golden Sickle'' (the second book in the original French).
** With Cacofonix, this trope is usually subverted or averted if he does something good, or if the plot of the story bears greater precedence. Examples of subversions include ''Astérix ''Asterix and the Normans'', where Fulliautomatix is tied up because Cacofonix taught the Normans what they set out to learn — fear; and ''Astérix ''Asterix and the Chieftain's Shield'', where instead, Vitalstatistix has had to abstain under threat of violence from his wife. Examples of complete aversions include ''The Mansions of the Gods'', in honour of his role in clearing the tenants out of the eponymous apartment block; ''Astérix ''Asterix at the Olympic Games'', although he is clearly nervous about sitting next to Fulliautomatix and his hammer; ''Astérix ''Asterix and Caesar's Gift'', in a reflection of the new sense of unity in the village; and ''Obélix ''Obelix and Co.'', where he is buried under a menhir.



** ''Astérix and the Roman Agent'' is a special case of the series inverting and playing this trope straight. During the first banquet, somewhere in the middle of the book, there's an implied ImagineSpot where Cacofonix is the only person who was ''not'' bound and gagged, representing him being the only person completely oblivious to Convolvulus' efforts to sow dissent in the Gaulish ranks. In the final banquet, although he is bound and gagged, he is still sitting at the banquet table rather than under his tree or next to his house.

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** ''Astérix ''Asterix and the Roman Agent'' is a special case of the series inverting and playing this trope straight. During the first banquet, somewhere in the middle of the book, there's an implied ImagineSpot where Cacofonix is the only person who was ''not'' bound and gagged, representing him being the only person completely oblivious to Convolvulus' efforts to sow dissent in the Gaulish ranks. In the final banquet, although he is bound and gagged, he is still sitting at the banquet table rather than under his tree or next to his house.



* TheBoxingEpisode: ''Astérix and the Big Fight''
* BraidsOfBarbarism: Obélix, amongst others.
* BrainsAndBrawn: Subverted for laughs by Obélix (and Idéfix) in ''Astérix and the Normans''; Uderzo then gives it the first degree in ''The Great Divide''.
* BraggingThemeTune: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcqQNIKK4YA Astérix Est Là]]", made by Plastic Bertrand for ''Asterix Versus Caesar''.
* BreakTheHaughty: Happens to an entire garrison of troops in ''Obélix and Co.'' These troops had only just arrived from Rome and were high on morale. Unfortunately, they also ended up as Obélix's birthday present as a direct result of Astérix deliberately provoking them into marching on the village. The subsequent thrashing by Obélix and Dogmatix left them in the exact same manner as the troops they relieved. Caesar did ''not'' take their battle report well.
* BrieferThanTheyThink: All of Astérix's adventures are set within the period between the conquest of Gaul and Julius Caesar's assassination, a grand total of ''six'' years (50-44 BC)

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* TheBoxingEpisode: ''Astérix ''Asterix and the Big Fight''
* BraidsOfBarbarism: Obélix, Obelix, amongst others.
* BrainsAndBrawn: Subverted for laughs by Obélix Obelix (and Idéfix) in ''Astérix ''Asterix and the Normans''; Uderzo then gives it the first degree in ''The Great Divide''.
* BraggingThemeTune: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcqQNIKK4YA Astérix Asterix Est Là]]", made by Plastic Bertrand for ''Asterix Versus Caesar''.
* BreakTheHaughty: Happens to an entire garrison of troops in ''Obélix ''Obelix and Co.'' These troops had only just arrived from Rome and were high on morale. Unfortunately, they also ended up as Obélix's Obelix's birthday present as a direct result of Astérix Asterix deliberately provoking them into marching on the village. The subsequent thrashing by Obélix Obelix and Dogmatix left them in the exact same manner as the troops they relieved. Caesar did ''not'' take their battle report well.
* BrieferThanTheyThink: All of Astérix's Asterix's adventures are set within the period between the conquest of Gaul and Julius Caesar's assassination, a grand total of ''six'' years (50-44 BC)BC).



%%* CantHoldHisLiquor: Obélix.
* CaptainObvious: Obélix, very much. "You know, Astérix, I think we've been scammed."

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%%* * CantHoldHisLiquor: Obélix.
Obelix gets drunk ''very'' easily, and loses his common sense with it. For example, one (admittedly quite large) drink of wine in ''Asterix in Britain'' and he begins hiccuping, speaking and singing with NoIndoorVoice, sobbing that Asterix doesn't like him anymore when the latter tells him to keep the volume down, and jumping down to bash in a Roman patrol that hadn't even noticed the Gauls and their British host, Anticlimax, until Obelix attacks.
* CaptainObvious: Obélix, Obelix, very much. "You know, Astérix, Asterix, I think we've been scammed."



** Obélix's line "These Romans are crazy!", often used by other characters, or with another ethnic group [[MadLibsCatchPhrase substituted]] for the Romans. (French: "Ils sont fous ces Romains!") In the Italian translation, it is "Sono pazzi questi Romani", [[LuckyTranslation punning on SPQR]], the Roman initialism.
*** In ''Astérix the Legionary'', Obélix has to utter "We Romans are crazy!" as they have just joined the Roman army.
*** In 'Astérix and the Olympic Games' the Gauls suddenly decide to adopt Roman citizenship in order to enter the games causing a nearby Roman to say 'These Romans are crazy!' Later on, when Obélix fails to understand a plan that's been cooked up, he comments 'Since Astérix and Getafix went Roman, they went crazy too'.
*** The French version is less conventional and more endearingly comical than the English translation: "Ils sont fous, ces Romains" (a peculiar grammatical order of words often used in oral speech, which can be roughly translated as "Those Romans… they're mad!", but literally means, "They're mad, those Romans!").

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** Obélix's Obelix's line "These Romans are crazy!", often used by other characters, or with another ethnic group [[MadLibsCatchPhrase substituted]] for the Romans. (French: "Ils sont fous ces Romains!") In the Italian translation, it is "Sono pazzi questi Romani", [[LuckyTranslation punning on SPQR]], the Roman initialism.
*** In ''Astérix ''Asterix the Legionary'', Obélix Obelix has to utter "We Romans are crazy!" as they have just joined the Roman army.
*** In 'Astérix ''Asterix and the Olympic Games' Games'' the Gauls suddenly decide to adopt Roman citizenship in order to enter the games causing a nearby Roman to say 'These Romans are crazy!' Later on, when Obélix Obelix fails to understand a plan that's been cooked up, he comments 'Since Astérix Asterix and Getafix went Roman, they went crazy too'.
*** The French version is less conventional and more endearingly comical than the English translation: "Ils sont fous, ces Romains" (a peculiar grammatical order of words often used in oral speech, which can be roughly translated as "Those Romans… Romans... they're mad!", but literally means, "They're mad, those Romans!").



* ChameleonCamouflage: Caesar's spy in the animated version of ''Astérix and Cleopatra''. He can even shapeshift into building stones or other scenery elements.

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* ChameleonCamouflage: Caesar's spy in the animated version of ''Astérix ''Asterix and Cleopatra''. He can even shapeshift into building stones or other scenery elements.



* CheatersNeverProsper: Played with in ''Astérix at the Olympic Games''

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* CheatersNeverProsper: Played with in ''Astérix ''Asterix at the Olympic Games''



* ClingyJealousGirl: Dogmatix is a canine equivalent; he snarls at girls that get close to Obélix, more so if Obélix shows an obvious interest in them.

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* ClingyJealousGirl: Dogmatix is a canine equivalent; he snarls at girls that get close to Obélix, Obelix, more so if Obélix Obelix shows an obvious interest in them.



** In the album "Astérix and the Big Fight", Astérix orders Vitalstatistix to do jogging, as training for the fight. Vitalstatistix takes this as "let four men carry you on your shield".

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** In the album "Astérix ''Asterix and the Big Fight", Astérix Fight'', Asterix orders Vitalstatistix to do jogging, as training for the fight. Vitalstatistix takes this as "let four men carry you on your shield".



** in ''Astérix and Caesar's Gift'', a legionary who's about to be discharged and get a plot of land as all veterans at the end of their service is caught insulting Caesar. Caesar punished him with the eponymous gift: THE GAULISH VILLAGE.
** It's not the first time Caesar uses them as a punishment: in ''Asterix in Corsica'', he mentions to the Roman governor of Corse that if he fails at bringing the tax income of the island to Rome he'll get reassigned to guard a certain Gaulish village...

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** in ''Astérix In ''Asterix and Caesar's Gift'', a legionary who's about to be discharged and get a plot of land as all veterans at the end of their service is caught insulting Caesar. Caesar punished him with the eponymous gift: THE GAULISH VILLAGE.
** It's not the first time Caesar uses them as a punishment: in ''Asterix in Corsica'', he mentions to the Roman governor of Corse Corsica that if he fails at bringing the tax income of the island to Rome he'll get reassigned to guard a certain Gaulish village...



** Played around with Ekonomikrisis, the Phoenician merchant. He often scams people with contracts to 'work' in his ship, and in fact once expressed his intent to sell Astérix and Obélix as slaves instead of taking them to their destination according to his words. But when they saved his merchandise, he called them friends and has provided the occasional assistance to Astérix and Obélix since.

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** Played around with Ekonomikrisis, the Phoenician merchant. He often scams people with contracts to 'work' in his ship, and in fact once expressed his intent to sell Astérix Asterix and Obélix Obelix as slaves instead of taking them to their destination according to his words. But when they saved his merchandise, he called them friends and has provided the occasional assistance to Astérix Asterix and Obélix Obelix since.



** Surreptitious and Dubbelosix are shown smeared with honey and running from bees in the arena at the end of ''Astérix and the Black Gold''. Though played for laughs, this was a genuine, and cruel, means of execution under some of the [[AnachronismStew later emperors]].
** [[spoiler:Admiral Crustacius]] in ''Astérix and Obélix All at Sea''. He is trapped in stone form and unconscious, and in case he recovers is placed in the middle of the Circus Maximus's ring.

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** Surreptitious Surreptitius and Dubbelosix are shown smeared with honey and running from bees in the arena at the end of ''Astérix ''Asterix and the Black Gold''. Though played for laughs, this was a genuine, and cruel, means of execution under some of the [[AnachronismStew later emperors]].
** [[spoiler:Admiral Crustacius]] in ''Astérix ''Asterix and Obélix Obelix All at Sea''. He is trapped in stone form and unconscious, and in case he recovers is placed in the middle of the Circus Maximus's ring.



* CutASliceTakeTheRest: In ''Astérix and Cleopatra'', Obélix is asked to cut three slices from the cake. He cuts out two normal-sized slices and takes all the rest as his own piece. ("Well, I did cut three slices, didn't I?") Since the cake was poisoned (To the point where in the animated version the recipe consists of things that are either toxic, unpleasant, both, and some orange juice - the cake didn't even have eggs or flour in it; also, smoke shaped like skulls come out of Obélix's ears afterwards), it's probably just as well.

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* CutASliceTakeTheRest: In ''Astérix ''Asterix and Cleopatra'', Obélix Obelix is asked to cut three slices from the cake. He cuts out two normal-sized slices and takes all the rest as his own piece. ("Well, I did cut three slices, didn't I?") Since the cake was poisoned (To the point where in the animated version the recipe consists of things that are either toxic, unpleasant, both, and some orange juice - the cake didn't even have eggs or flour in it; also, smoke shaped like skulls come out of Obélix's Obelix's ears afterwards), it's probably just as well.



* DarkerAndEdgier: Some stories, most notably ''Astérix and the Laurel Wreath'', though it depends a lot on black comedy.
** The overall least comedic book in the series has to be ''Obélix All at Sea''. Obélix [[TakenForGranite turns to stone]] after another overdose of magic potion and there are genuine concerns raised that he may be dead. We get a very depressing scene where Astérix sits by the lifeless Obélix's bed while Getafix unsucessfully tries to find a cure. The book also includes possibly the ''only'' time in the series where Astérix's life is actually put in genuine danger by Roman legionaries (they knock him unconscious and prepare to throw him overboard while Obélix watches helplessly... at first). It's also a rare instance in any Astérix book where [[spoiler:''the antagonist unambiguously dies'']].

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* DarkerAndEdgier: Some stories, most notably ''Astérix ''Asterix and the Laurel Wreath'', though it depends a lot on black comedy.
** The overall least comedic book in the series has to be ''Obélix ''Asterix and Obelix All at Sea''. Obélix Obelix [[TakenForGranite turns to stone]] after another overdose of magic potion and there are genuine concerns raised that he may be dead. We get a very depressing scene where Astérix Asterix sits by the lifeless Obélix's Obelix's bed while Getafix unsucessfully tries to find a cure. The book also includes possibly the ''only'' time in the series where Astérix's Asterix's life is actually put in genuine danger by Roman legionaries (they knock him unconscious and prepare to throw him overboard while Obélix Obelix watches helplessly... at first). It's also a rare instance in any Astérix Asterix book where [[spoiler:''the antagonist unambiguously dies'']].



** In ''Astérix et le coup du menhir'' (that's ''Asterix and the Big Fight'' in English), when the druid Getafix is testing potions in his crazy state on a Roman soldier, the following series of scenes are not only deranged, but also contains crazed ''human experiments''. Said roman was transformed into animals, [[IncredibleShrinkingMan shrunk down]] almost to be eaten by a worm and finally forced to float in the air forever.

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** In ''Astérix et le coup du menhir'' (that's ''Asterix and the Big Fight'' in English), when the druid Getafix is testing potions in his crazy state on a Roman soldier, the following series of scenes are not only deranged, but also contains crazed ''human experiments''. Said roman was transformed into animals, [[IncredibleShrinkingMan shrunk down]] almost to be eaten by a worm and finally forced to float in the air forever.



* DeusExMachina: [[spoiler:In the ''Asterix and the Black Gold'', Asterix goes on [[TheQuest a quest]] in the Middle East to find rock oil, an important and crucial ingredient for the magic potion. After weeks of travel, he and Obelix finally return with the precious oil, but Roman agent Dubbelosix spilled the oil in the sea and secretly informed Caesar that the village couldn't produce magic potion anymore. Our worried heroes return to the village and are surprised to see the Romans being routed by magic potion powered villagers. Getafix explained that during their quest, he conducted experiments and found that beetroot juice perfectly replaces rock oil.]]
** In ''Asterix and Obelix All at Sea'', [[spoiler: Obélix, who had been turned into stone by a magical potion overdose, regains life with a medicine from Getafix, but he has the body of a six year old, with no supernatural strength. Later, while still in his child form, a totally helpless Obélix witness how Astérix, unconscious, is about to be thrown to the sea. Suddenly, in a matter of seconds, Obélix turns again into his adult form and his formidable strength, thus being able to save Astérix. When Astérix asks Obélix how he recovered his adult body just in time, Obélix guesses that it was from the fear of seeing him in danger. No further explanation is given about how in Earth seeing a friend in danger could revert the effects of Getafix’s medicine.]]
* DidWeJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu: At the end of "Astérix and Son". The Gauls have their usual banquet... with the most unexpected guest: [[spoiler:Julius Caesar himself!]]
** The Gauls themselves are also guests at this particular banquet, though. The actual host is [[spoiler:Cleopatra!]]
* DiminishingVillainThreat: The [[PraetorianGuard Praetorian Guard]] through the course of ''Astérix and the Laurel Wreath''. At first the plan to waltz into Caesar's Palace to get the laurel wreath is dismissed by Astérix because even with the potion they wouldn't stand a chance against them. Later on, on the other hand...
** Justified, though, by the fact that Obelix initially wanted to burst into the Palace and take on the entire guard all at once. They later get in by stealth and are able to take out each guard individually and by surprise.
* DirectLineToTheAuthor: In ""Astérix and the Missing Scroll", it's revealed that [[spoiler:Caesar recorded Asterix's adventures in a missing scroll of his ''Commentaries on the Gallic Wars'', which was recorded in Druidic oral tradition and passed down the generations until it reached Goscinny and Uderzo...]]

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* DeusExMachina: [[spoiler:In DeusExMachina:
** In
the ''Asterix and the Black Gold'', Asterix goes on [[TheQuest a quest]] in the Middle East to find rock oil, an important and crucial ingredient for the magic potion. After weeks of travel, he and Obelix finally return with the precious oil, but Roman [[spoiler:Roman agent Dubbelosix spilled the oil in the sea and secretly informed Caesar that the village couldn't produce magic potion anymore. Our worried heroes return to the village and are surprised to see the Romans being routed by magic potion powered villagers. Getafix explained that during their quest, he conducted experiments and found that beetroot juice perfectly replaces rock oil.]]
** In ''Asterix and Obelix All at Sea'', [[spoiler: Obélix, Obelix, who had been turned into stone by a magical potion overdose, regains life with a medicine from Getafix, but he has the body of a six year old, with no supernatural strength. Later, while still in his child form, a totally helpless Obélix Obelix witness how Astérix, Asterix, unconscious, is about to be thrown to the sea. Suddenly, in [[spoiler:in a matter of seconds, Obélix Obelix turns again into his adult form and his formidable strength, thus being able to save Astérix. Asterix. When Astérix Asterix asks Obélix Obelix how he recovered his adult body just in time, Obélix Obelix guesses that it was from the fear of seeing him in danger. No further explanation is given about how in Earth seeing a friend in danger could revert the effects of Getafix’s medicine.]]
* DidWeJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu: At the end of "Astérix ''Asterix and Son".Son''. The Gauls have their usual banquet... with the most unexpected guest: [[spoiler:Julius Caesar himself!]]
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himself!]] The Gauls themselves are also guests at this particular banquet, though. The actual host is [[spoiler:Cleopatra!]]
* DiminishingVillainThreat: The [[PraetorianGuard Praetorian Guard]] through the course of ''Astérix ''Asterix and the Laurel Wreath''. At first the plan to waltz into Caesar's Palace to get the laurel wreath is dismissed by Astérix Asterix because even with the potion they wouldn't stand a chance against them. Later on, on the other hand...
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hand... Justified, though, by the fact that Obelix initially wanted to burst into the Palace and take on the entire guard all at once. They later get in by stealth and are able to take out each guard individually and by surprise.
* DirectLineToTheAuthor: In ""Astérix ""Asterix and the Missing Scroll", it's revealed that [[spoiler:Caesar recorded Asterix's adventures in a missing scroll of his ''Commentaries on the Gallic Wars'', which was recorded in Druidic oral tradition and passed down the generations until it reached Goscinny and Uderzo...]]



* DistractedByTheSexy: In ''Asterix the Legionary'', Obélix is distracted by the lovely Panacea walking by, and walks into a tree... [[DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength knocking it over]].
* DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength: Obélix at times. The door gag comes to mind. Obélix tends to knock out doors even when using a single finger to knock on them.

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* DistractedByTheSexy: In ''Asterix the Legionary'', Obélix Obelix is distracted by the lovely Panacea walking by, and walks into a tree... [[DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength knocking it over]].
* DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength: Obélix Obelix at times. The door gag comes to mind. Obélix Obelix tends to knock out doors even when using a single finger to knock on them.



* TheDogWasTheMastermind: The [[ManBehindTheMan villain behind the sickle-trafficking gang]] in ''Astérix and the Golden Sickle'': [[ChekhovsGunman He appeared time and again before the reveal?]] Check. Was he BeneathSuspicion? Check. [[TheReveal It is a surprise both to the heroes and the audience?]] Check. [[InherentInTheSystem Does it make sense with the general theme of that album?]] You bet, because this is the only way the not so bright members of the sickle-trafficking gang could get away with an operation like this for so much time. And who was it you ask? [[spoiler: The Roman governor, who did it out of boredom.]]
* DoingItForTheArt: An InUniverse example occurs in ''Astérix and the Cauldron''. Astérix and Obélix end up in an avant-garde theater troupe and Obélix manages to get them all arrested for shouting "These Romans are crazy" during a performance watched by a senior Roman official. Later on the two track down where the actors are being imprisoned and despite the fact that they've been sentenced to be fed to the lions, they don't want to be rescued. After all, they're going to ''perform in the Colliseum!'' It takes a ''really'' dedicated actor to do an execution for the art.
* DoorstopBaby: Astérix finds a baby on his doorstep at the beginning of ''Astérix and Son''. [[spoiler:It turns out he's Caesarion (full name "''Ptolemy XV Philopator Philometor Caesar''"), son of Cleopatra and Caesar.]]
* TheDreaded: The Romans get to the point where they recognize Astérix and Obélix's names, and are understandably terrified of them. ''Astérix in Britain'' has Astérix appear and call out to the Romans, whereupon the entire contingent huddles together, talking nervously about him, and how Obélix must also be nearby - much to the exasperation of the Roman commander (and Obelix's, who yells at the Romans to listen to their leader and come fight already).

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* TheDogWasTheMastermind: The [[ManBehindTheMan villain behind the sickle-trafficking gang]] in ''Astérix ''Asterix and the Golden Sickle'': [[ChekhovsGunman He appeared time and again before the reveal?]] Check. Was he BeneathSuspicion? Check. [[TheReveal It is a surprise both to the heroes and the audience?]] Check. [[InherentInTheSystem Does it make sense with the general theme of that album?]] You bet, because this is the only way the not so bright members of the sickle-trafficking gang could get away with an operation like this for so much time. And who was it you ask? [[spoiler: The Roman governor, who did it out of boredom.]]
* DoingItForTheArt: An InUniverse example occurs in ''Astérix ''Asterix and the Cauldron''. Astérix Asterix and Obélix Obelix end up in an avant-garde theater troupe and Obélix Obelix manages to get them all arrested for shouting "These Romans are crazy" during a performance watched by a senior Roman official. Later on the two track down where the actors are being imprisoned and despite the fact that they've been sentenced to be fed to the lions, they don't want to be rescued. After all, they're going to ''perform in the Colliseum!'' It takes a ''really'' dedicated actor to do an execution for the art.
* DoorstopBaby: Astérix Asterix finds a baby on his doorstep at the beginning of ''Astérix ''Asterix and Son''. [[spoiler:It turns out he's Caesarion (full name "''Ptolemy XV Philopator Philometor Caesar''"), son of Cleopatra and Caesar.]]
* TheDreaded: The Romans get to the point where they recognize Astérix Asterix and Obélix's Obelix's names, and are understandably terrified of them. ''Astérix ''Asterix in Britain'' has Astérix Asterix appear and call out to the Romans, whereupon the entire contingent huddles together, talking nervously about him, and how Obélix Obelix must also be nearby - much to the exasperation of the Roman commander (and Obelix's, who yells at the Romans to listen to their leader and come fight already).



* DreadfulMusician: The villagers have even used Cacofonix as a weapon. And as a rainmaker in ''Astérix and the Magic Carpet''.

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* DreadfulMusician: The villagers have even used Cacofonix as a weapon. And as a rainmaker in ''Astérix ''Asterix and the Magic Carpet''.



* DrunkOnMilk: Obélix drowns his sorrows in goat's milk after having a fight with Asterix.
* DubNameChange: A lot, at least from French to English, most likely to keep the understandable humor of each PunnyName intact. For example:
** Assurancetourix → Cacofonix (Some early translations used Malacoustix instead)
** Panoramix → [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Getafix]] (notable as while the name change makes sense since it indicates his role, the original French name would have been just as serviceable in English)
*** Many names are changed in the Scandinavian and German dubs, notably Getafix → Miraculix (a play on the latin word "miraculus"), Cacofonix → Troubardourix, Vitalstatistix → Majestix and Geriatrix → Senilix (a play on 'senile') respectively Methusalix.
** Idéfix → Dogmatix
** Cétautomatix → Fulliautomatix
** Abraracourcix → Vitalstatistix (Some early translations used Tunnabrix instead)
*** It happens in pretty much any translation to different degrees. In Spanish most of the main characters names keep the same phonetic reading, but the spelling is different (The names displayed above are all examples), but when it comes to supporting characters the Spanish translators came up with punny names that followed the same style as the names in the original French (the Gauls names ending with "-ix", the Roman names ending with "-us", and so on).
* DumbMuscle: Played with. Obélix isn't really that dumb, he's just [[ManChild slow, childish and carefree]], but has proven to be quite smart on occasion (for example, in ''Astérix and the Normans'', he figured where the absent Cacofonix was, much to everyone's surprise) but he acts as the "dumb" foil to the usually smarter "straight man" that is Astérix.

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* DrunkOnMilk: Obélix Obelix drowns his sorrows in goat's milk after having a fight with Asterix.
* DubNameChange: DubNameChange:
**
A lot, at least from French to English, most likely to keep the understandable humor of each PunnyName intact. For example:
** *** Assurancetourix → Cacofonix (Some early translations used Malacoustix instead)
** *** Panoramix → [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Getafix]] (notable as while the name change makes sense since it indicates his role, the original French name would have been just as serviceable in English)
*** Idéfix → Dogmatix
*** Cétautomatix → Fulliautomatix
*** Abraracourcix → Vitalstatistix (Some early translations used Tunnabrix instead)
**
Many names are changed in the Scandinavian and German dubs, notably Getafix → Miraculix (a play on the latin word "miraculus"), Cacofonix → Troubardourix, Vitalstatistix → Majestix and Geriatrix → Senilix (a play on 'senile') respectively Methusalix.
** Idéfix → Dogmatix
** Cétautomatix → Fulliautomatix
** Abraracourcix → Vitalstatistix (Some early translations used Tunnabrix instead)
***
It happens in pretty much any translation to different degrees. In Spanish most of the main characters names keep the same phonetic reading, but the spelling is different (The names displayed above are all examples), but when it comes to supporting characters the Spanish translators came up with punny names that followed the same style as the names in the original French (the Gauls names ending with "-ix", the Roman names ending with "-us", and so on).
* DumbMuscle: Played with. Obélix Obelix isn't really that dumb, he's just [[ManChild slow, childish and carefree]], but has proven to be quite smart on occasion (for example, in ''Astérix ''Asterix and the Normans'', he figured where the absent Cacofonix was, much to everyone's surprise) but he acts as the "dumb" foil to the usually smarter "straight man" that is Astérix.Asterix.



** Occasionally, a straight example of this type will appear as an opponent for Astérix and Obélix.

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** Occasionally, a straight example of this type will appear as an opponent for Astérix Asterix and Obélix.Obelix.



** The first album ''Astérix the Gaul'' had a very oddly drawn Astérix, Obélix, Getafix and Cacofonix, while Fulliautomatix looks nothing like he does in later books. Obélix carries an axe, doesn't say his famous line "These Romans are crazy" yet and hardly appears at all. Getafix also lives in a cave outside the village, which is never mentioned again. The village dances merrily to a song led by Cacofonix, and also allow him to attend the banquet at the end of the story (although one of the villagers sitting next to him has angrily covered his ears, while the one on his other side appears to be threatening violence if he doesn't stop singing).

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** The first album ''Astérix ''Asterix the Gaul'' had a very oddly drawn Astérix, Obélix, Asterix, Obelix, Getafix and Cacofonix, while Fulliautomatix looks nothing like he does in later books. Obélix Obelix carries an axe, doesn't say his famous line "These Romans are crazy" yet and hardly appears at all. Getafix also lives in a cave outside the village, which is never mentioned again. The village dances merrily to a song led by Cacofonix, and also allow him to attend the banquet at the end of the story (although one of the villagers sitting next to him has angrily covered his ears, while the one on his other side appears to be threatening violence if he doesn't stop singing).



** In ''Astérix and the Goths'' the Goths (Germans) are depicted as villains, while later albums show them in a more sympathetic light.
* EatenAlive: In ''Astérix and the Laurel Wreath'', our heroes are about to be [[FedToTheBeast thrown to the lions]] in the Colosseum, as part of a BatmanGambit to steal Julius Caesar's laurel wreath. Obélix asks the jailer for some oil to rub himself with, so he can look good.

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** In ''Astérix ''Asterix and the Goths'' the Goths (Germans) are depicted as villains, while later albums show them in a more sympathetic light.
* EatenAlive: In ''Astérix ''Asterix and the Laurel Wreath'', our heroes are about to be [[FedToTheBeast thrown to the lions]] in the Colosseum, as part of a BatmanGambit to steal Julius Caesar's laurel wreath. Obélix Obelix asks the jailer for some oil to rub himself with, so he can look good.



* ExpressiveAccessory: Astérix's helmet; the wings droop when he's depressed, twitch when he's excited, etc.

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* ExpressiveAccessory: Astérix's Asterix's helmet; the wings droop when he's depressed, twitch when he's excited, etc.



* FeudEpisode: ''Astérix and the Roman Agent'', in which Caesar sends an agent, Tortuous Convolvulus, to the Gaulish village. He is a natural troublemaker who can cause dissension and stir up fights between anyone, and soon nearly the entire village is feuding. Even Astérix and Obélix get angry at each other... [[TrueCompanions for about four panels]].
* FingerPokeOfDoom: Obélix frequently does this.

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* FeudEpisode: ''Astérix ''Asterix and the Roman Agent'', in which Caesar sends an agent, Tortuous Convolvulus, to the Gaulish village. He is a natural troublemaker who can cause dissension and stir up fights between anyone, and soon nearly the entire village is feuding. Even Astérix Asterix and Obélix Obelix get angry at each other... [[TrueCompanions for about four panels]].
* FingerPokeOfDoom: Obélix Obelix frequently does this.



* FleetingDemographicRule: A "hotdog" joke that was used in ''The Great Crossing'' is reused in ''Astérix and the Falling Sky'' (this is in the French version).
* FlowerFromTheMountaintop: The main plot for ''Astérix in Switzerland''.
* FoeTossingCharge: As shown in the page image of the trope, this is the Gauls' signature move after everyone in the village has gotten their share of the magic potion. The lead characters (especially Obélix) also occasionally do it with unfortunate sentries when getting into one of the Roman camps, though then, the MegatonPunch is the traditional approach.

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* FleetingDemographicRule: A "hotdog" joke that was used in ''The Great Crossing'' is reused in ''Astérix ''Asterix and the Falling Sky'' (this is in the French version).
* FlowerFromTheMountaintop: The main plot for ''Astérix ''Asterix in Switzerland''.
* FoeTossingCharge: As shown in the page image of the trope, this is the Gauls' signature move after everyone in the village has gotten their share of the magic potion. The lead characters (especially Obélix) Obelix) also occasionally do it with unfortunate sentries when getting into one of the Roman camps, though then, the MegatonPunch is the traditional approach.



* ForeignQueasine: How British food is depicted. Even ''Obélix'' wouldn't eat that boiled boar with mint sauce.
** The Roman governor threatens to throw his inept military commanders "to the lions, with mint sauce!". Their reaction is "But that's horrible!" "[[EvenEvilHasStandards Yes, the poor beasts!]]"

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* ForeignQueasine: ForeignQueasine:
**
How British food is depicted. Even ''Obélix'' ''Obelix'' wouldn't eat that boiled boar with mint sauce.
**
sauce. The Roman governor threatens to throw his inept military commanders "to the lions, with mint sauce!". Their reaction is "But that's horrible!" "[[EvenEvilHasStandards Yes, the poor beasts!]]"



--> '''Obelix (pointing at his bowl):''' Gobblegobble?
--> '''Chieftain:''' Woofwoof.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Brutus is ''always'' playing with knives. "He's starting to annoy me with those classical references of his! One of these days I'm going to up and..."[[note]]In ''The Twelve Tasks of Asterix'' French dub, Caesars says "Arrête de jouer avec ce couteau, Brutus. Tu vas finir par blesser quelqu'un un jour", litterally "Stop playing with this knife, Brutus. You will harm someone one day."[[/note]]
** In "Asterix And The Olympic Games" one Greek says to another that the Romans' arrogance really irritates him. The other Greek responds: "Ah, just wait, what will be left of their civilization in a few centuries!"

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--> ---> '''Obelix (pointing at his bowl):''' Gobblegobble?
-->
Gobblegobble?\\
'''Chieftain:''' Woofwoof.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: {{Foreshadowing}}:
**
Brutus is ''always'' playing with knives. "He's starting to annoy me with those classical references of his! One of these days I'm going to up and..."[[note]]In ''The Twelve Tasks of Asterix'' French dub, Caesars says "Arrête de jouer avec ce couteau, Brutus. Tu vas finir par blesser quelqu'un un jour", litterally "Stop playing with this knife, Brutus. You will harm someone one day."[[/note]]
** In "Asterix ''Asterix And The Olympic Games" Games'' one Greek says to another that the Romans' arrogance really irritates him. The other Greek responds: "Ah, just wait, what will be left of their civilization in a few centuries!"



* FullBoarAction: It's the Gauls' favorite food. Obélix isn't fond of places who don't have it, or cook it wrong. To Goscinny's regret, [[NeverHeardThatOneBefore many people thought it'd be a good and original idea to invite him for roasted boar.]] Note that Goscinny was Jewish. (Uderzo wasn't keen on roast boar either, and was similarly often invited to dinners where it was served.)

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* FullBoarAction: It's the Gauls' favorite food. Obélix Obelix isn't fond of places who don't have it, or cook it wrong. To Goscinny's regret, [[NeverHeardThatOneBefore many people thought it'd be a good and original idea to invite him for roasted boar.]] Note that Goscinny was Jewish. (Uderzo wasn't keen on roast boar either, and was similarly often invited to dinners where it was served.)



** Occasionally Astérix and Obélix need to communicate with those foreigners, or need to blend in. This is usually shown as mangled versions of that foreign language, such as misplaced diacritics, or childishly drawn hieroglyphics.

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** Occasionally Astérix Asterix and Obélix Obelix need to communicate with those foreigners, or need to blend in. This is usually shown as mangled versions of that foreign language, such as misplaced diacritics, or childishly drawn hieroglyphics.



* GenreShift: ''Astérix and the Falling Sky'', which departs from the usual historical themes into ScienceFiction.
** Another noteworthy thing is that while Goscinny's stories were more history-based and that outside of the Druid's magic potion, there were no fantastic elements, Uderzo's stories after his partner's death in 1977 tend to include more fantastic elements (fakirs with telekenetic powers, flying cows, centaurs, dragons, etc.) and treat the Asterix world in a much more fantastic light.
** "Asterix and the Great Divide", Uderzo's first solo effort, has a much more fairy tale/moralistic vibe to it, while the other stories are all about the comedy.
* GentleGiant: Obélix, at least some of the time

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* GenreShift: ''Astérix and the Falling Sky'', which departs from the usual historical themes into ScienceFiction.
** Another noteworthy thing is that while
While Goscinny's stories were more history-based and that outside of the Druid's magic potion, there were no fantastic elements, Uderzo's stories after his partner's death in 1977 tend to include more fantastic elements (fakirs with telekenetic powers, flying cows, centaurs, dragons, etc.) and treat the Asterix world in a much more fantastic light.
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** "Asterix ''Asterix and the Great Divide", Divide'', Uderzo's first solo effort, has a much more fairy tale/moralistic vibe to it, while the other stories are all about the comedy.
comedy.
** ''Asterix and the Falling Sky'', which departs from the usual historical themes into ScienceFiction.
* GentleGiant: Obélix, Obelix, at least some of the time



* GermanDialects: There are hardly any that ''Astérix'' hasn't been translated into yet. There are even dialect versions of some of the movies.

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* GermanDialects: There are hardly any that ''Astérix'' ''Asterix'' hasn't been translated into yet. There are even dialect versions of some of the movies.



** In ''Astérix and the Laurel Wreath'', Vitalstatistix visits his brother-in-law Homeopathix, whom he dislikes. He gives him one of Obélix's menhirs as a "gift", presumably for the Nth time...
-->'''Homeopathix:''' But my dear chap, where am I going to put all these menhirs of yours?\\

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** In ''Astérix ''Asterix and the Laurel Wreath'', Vitalstatistix visits his brother-in-law Homeopathix, whom he dislikes. He gives him one of Obélix's Obelix's menhirs as a "gift", presumably for the Nth time...
-->'''Homeopathix:''' --->'''Homeopathix:''' But my dear chap, where am I going to put all these menhirs of yours?\\



** Pay close attention during the credits of ''Astérix and the Vikings'' to learn in what other ways the magic potion can improve a man's strength.
** There's one scene in the film ''The Twelve Tasks of Astérix'' that cuts to Mount Olympus and the whole Pantheon of Roman Gods, who are all depicted wearing the tools and garb traditionally associated with their respective functions... which, in the case of Venus, means wearing nothing whatsoever. (Bonus points for her being clearly modelled on French sex icon Creator/BrigitteBardot.)
*** Then there's of course the "Isle of Pleasure", one moment in particular that is pretty suggestive is the high priestess offering Obelix whatever he wants ("Your wish is an order to us"), and gets surprised when Obelix says he just wants to eat, then making a point to repeat that he can ask for ''anything''. She really wants the D...
** In many of the books (most visibly ''Astérix in Switzerland''), the Romans have parties referred to as "orgies", though here it only involves eating and drinking.

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** Pay close attention during the credits of ''Astérix ''Asterix and the Vikings'' to learn in what other ways the magic potion can improve a man's strength.
** There's one scene in the film ''The Twelve Tasks of Astérix'' Asterix'' that cuts to Mount Olympus and the whole Pantheon of Roman Gods, who are all depicted wearing the tools and garb traditionally associated with their respective functions... which, in the case of Venus, means wearing nothing whatsoever. (Bonus points for her being clearly modelled on French sex icon Creator/BrigitteBardot.)
***
) Then there's of course the "Isle of Pleasure", one moment in particular that is pretty suggestive is the high priestess offering Obelix whatever he wants ("Your wish is an order to us"), and gets surprised when Obelix says he just wants to eat, then making a point to repeat that he can ask for ''anything''. She really wants the D...
** In many of the books (most visibly ''Astérix ''Asterix in Switzerland''), the Romans have parties referred to as "orgies", though here it only involves eating and drinking.



* GiganticGulp: Obélix drinks wine straight from the barrel. This combines badly with CantHoldHisLiquor.

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* GiganticGulp: Obélix Obelix drinks wine straight from the barrel. This combines badly with CantHoldHisLiquor.



* GladiatorGames: ''Astérix the Gladiator''

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* GladiatorGames: ''Astérix ''Asterix the Gladiator''



* GrandFinale: ''Astérix and Son'' was intended to be this, with the village burning down, Caesar making peace with the Gauls and his agreeing to rebuild their village as thanks for [[spoiler:protecting his son.]] However, the series continued after that.

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* GrandFinale: ''Astérix ''Asterix and Son'' was intended to be this, with the village burning down, Caesar making peace with the Gauls and his agreeing to rebuild their village as thanks for [[spoiler:protecting his son.]] However, the series continued after that.



* GrievousHarmWithABody: This is Obélix's standard move for fighting, and not only Romans.
* GuileHero: Is thumping a viable solution? Nobody. Is thumping ''not'' a viable solution, or insufficiently poetic? Astérix.
* HappyRain: At the end of ''Astérix and the Magic Carpet'', Cacofonix's rain-inducing voice finally finds a suitable use.
* HaveAGayOldTime: After rescuing a child taken hostage by the Romans in ''Astérix in Spain'', Obélix is disgusted that they were "molesting a child".
* HeroicDolphin: Astérix gets saved by a dolphin in the sea in ''Astérix and the Actress''.
* HeroStoleMyBike: During ''Astérix and the Banquet'', Astérix and Obélix steal a boat with its owner in it to get across to the next town, despite the person's protests that he had just gotten a good room with full-board. When they reach their destination, the poor sap decides (because of the weather forecast) to haul his boat back via land. Specifically, they go from Nicae (Nice) to Massilia (Marseille), which are ''125 miles (200km) apart''. Poor guy.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Astérix & Obélix.

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* GrievousHarmWithABody: This is Obélix's Obelix's standard move for fighting, and not only Romans.
* GuileHero: Is thumping a viable solution? Nobody. Is thumping ''not'' a viable solution, or insufficiently poetic? Astérix.
Asterix.
* HappyRain: At the end of ''Astérix ''Asterix and the Magic Carpet'', Cacofonix's rain-inducing voice finally finds a suitable use.
* HaveAGayOldTime: After rescuing a child taken hostage by the Romans in ''Astérix ''Asterix in Spain'', Obélix Obelix is disgusted that they were "molesting a child".
* HeroicDolphin: Astérix Asterix gets saved by a dolphin in the sea in ''Astérix ''Asterix and the Actress''.
* HeroStoleMyBike: During ''Astérix ''Asterix and the Banquet'', Astérix Asterix and Obélix Obelix steal a boat with its owner in it to get across to the next town, despite the person's protests that he had just gotten a good room with full-board. When they reach their destination, the poor sap decides (because of the weather forecast) to haul his boat back via land. Specifically, they go from Nicae (Nice) to Massilia (Marseille), which are ''125 miles (200km) apart''. Poor guy.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Astérix Asterix & Obélix.Obelix.



* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: Brutus in "Astérix 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.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: In ''Obélix & Co'', the Romans plan to undo the village's social structure backfires when one Roman citizen wants in on the craze, resulting in unrest in Rome and the devaluing of their currency, the Sestertius.

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* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: Brutus in "Astérix ''Asterix and Son", 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.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: In ''Obélix ''Obelix & Co'', the Romans plan to undo the village's social structure backfires when one Roman citizen wants in on the craze, resulting in unrest in Rome and the devaluing of their currency, the Sestertius.



** In ''Astérix in Belgium'', a full-page panel depicting a banquet is an altered version of Creator/PieterBruegeltheElder's painting "The Peasant Wedding".
** In another album, the pirate crew recreates "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Raft_of_the_Medusa The Raft of the Medusa]]" after their Nth ship is sunk by the Gauls. "We've been framed, by [[StealthPun Jericho]]!"
*** Which is by the way a very clever Woolseyism of the original French "Je suis médusé" (I'm stunned).
** ''Astérix and the Soothsayer'' manages to sneak in a recreation of "The Anatomy Lesson" by Creator/RembrandtVanRijn.
** The whole plot of ''Astérix 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'Astérix''), and uses some plot points from Jules Verne's ''Literature/AroundTheWorldInEightyDays''.

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** In ''Astérix ''Asterix in Belgium'', a full-page panel depicting a banquet is an altered version of Creator/PieterBruegeltheElder's painting "The Peasant Wedding".
** In another album, the pirate crew recreates "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Raft_of_the_Medusa The Raft of the Medusa]]" after their Nth ship is sunk by the Gauls. "We've been framed, by [[StealthPun Jericho]]!"
***
Jericho]]!" Which is by the way a very clever Woolseyism of the original French "Je suis médusé" (I'm stunned).
** ''Astérix ''Asterix and the Soothsayer'' manages to sneak in a recreation of "The Anatomy Lesson" by Creator/RembrandtVanRijn.
** The whole plot of ''Astérix ''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'Astérix''), d'Asterix''), and uses some plot points from Jules Verne's ''Literature/AroundTheWorldInEightyDays''.



* HonestJohnsDealership: ''Astérix and the Banquet'' has an used chariot dealer selling Astérix and Obélix a spanking-new ride with a strong black stallion... only problem is, the chariot falls apart within a few minutes, and the strong black stallion turns out to be a weakly white horse painted black, its paint washing off when it starts to rain.
* HornyVikings: ''Astérix and the Normans''

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* HonestJohnsDealership: ''Astérix ''Asterix and the Banquet'' has an used chariot dealer selling Astérix Asterix and Obélix Obelix a spanking-new ride with a strong black stallion... only problem is, the chariot falls apart within a few minutes, and the strong black stallion turns out to be a weakly white horse painted black, its paint washing off when it starts to rain.
* HornyVikings: ''Astérix HornyVikings:
** ''Asterix
and the Normans''Normans''.



* HotBlooded: Obélix. He is ''very'' sensitive, and ''very'' quick to anger.
-->'''Obélix:''' [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown Hooray, the Romans are coming!]]

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* HotBlooded: Obélix.Obelix. He is ''very'' sensitive, and ''very'' quick to anger.
-->'''Obélix:''' -->'''Obelix:''' [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown Hooray, the Romans are coming!]]



* AHouseDivided: In ''Astérix and the Goths'', Asterix and Getafix decide to make the [[DividedWeFall Goths fight each other to prevent them from invading other countries]].

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* AHouseDivided: AHouseDivided:
**
In ''Astérix ''Asterix and the Goths'', Asterix and Getafix decide to make the [[DividedWeFall Goths fight each other to prevent them from invading other countries]].



* HowUnscientific: ''Astérix and the Falling Sky'' with aliens landing at the village.
* HowWeGotHere: ''Astérix and the Laurel Wreath''

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* HowUnscientific: ''Astérix ''Asterix and the Falling Sky'' with aliens landing at the village.
* HowWeGotHere: ''Astérix ''Asterix and the Laurel Wreath''



* IdentityAmnesia: Getafix suffers from this after Obélix accidentally gives him "a TapOnTheHead" (flattens him with a menhir) in ''Astérix and the Big Fight''.
* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: In English, all but two of the main books in the series contain the name "Astérix" in the title. (The exceptions are ''The Mansions of the Gods'' and ''Obélix and Co.'') ''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin How Obélix Fell into the Magic Potion When he was a Little Boy]]'' also counts, although it's not part of the main series.
** Though probably just a coincidence, it's still notable that, on the covers of the books whose titles don't bear his name, Astérix is bearing a very similar scowl on his face.
* IllNeverTellYouWhatImTellingYou: In ''Astérix in Corsica'', the legionary Salamix is conspiring with the Praetor to load up goods from the warehouses onto a ship and then escape before the Corsicans attack, leaving the legionaries behind. When he tells two soldiers that he's been working all night, the following exchange happens:

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* IdentityAmnesia: Getafix suffers from this after Obélix Obelix accidentally gives him "a TapOnTheHead" (flattens him with a menhir) in ''Astérix ''Asterix and the Big Fight''.
* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: In English, all but two of the main books in the series contain the name "Astérix" "Asterix" in the title. (The exceptions are ''The Mansions of the Gods'' and ''Obélix ''Obelix and Co.'') ''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin How Obélix Obelix Fell into the Magic Potion When he was a Little Boy]]'' also counts, although it's not part of the main series.
**
series. Though probably just a coincidence, it's still notable that, on the covers of the books whose titles don't bear his name, Astérix Asterix is bearing a very similar scowl on his face.
* IllNeverTellYouWhatImTellingYou: In ''Astérix ''Asterix in Corsica'', the legionary Salamix is conspiring with the Praetor to load up goods from the warehouses onto a ship and then escape before the Corsicans attack, leaving the legionaries behind. When he tells two soldiers that he's been working all night, the following exchange happens:



* IllTakeTwoBeersToo: Obélix. With beers ''and'' boars. A RunningGag is Obélix 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 ''Astérix in Switzerland'' that Obélix 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...
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Obélix occasionally uses menhirs, to great effect.

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* IllTakeTwoBeersToo: Obélix.Obelix. With beers ''and'' boars. A RunningGag is Obélix 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 ''Astérix ''Asterix in Switzerland'' that Obélix 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...
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Obélix Obelix occasionally uses menhirs, to great effect.



* InHarmsWay: Astérix once suggested that it would be nice if Caesar simply accepted that the village can not be conquered, removed the Romans around and just let them live on their own, enjoying their simple life and their forest. But for Obélix, life without Romans to take down seems a horrible idea.
* InMediasRes: ''Astérix and the Laurel Wreath'' begins this way.

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* InHarmsWay: Astérix Asterix once suggested that it would be nice if Caesar simply accepted that the village can not be conquered, removed the Romans around and just let them live on their own, enjoying their simple life and their forest. But for Obélix, Obelix, life without Romans to take down seems a horrible idea.
* InMediasRes: ''Astérix ''Asterix and the Laurel Wreath'' begins this way.



* InvincibleHero : Every single battle between Romans (or, really, anyone) and Gauls have 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 : InvincibleHero: Every single battle between Romans (or, really, anyone) and Gauls have 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.



* IShouldWriteABookAboutThis: In "Asterix and the Missing Scroll", said scroll contained a lost chapter about Asterix's village in Caesar's "Commentaries on the Gallic War". A druid memorize it before it was censored (as Gallics ignored writing); and druids repeat it to each other generation after generation. Until the 20th century, when an old man (presumably a druids's descendant) tell the whole story to the authors, [[DirectLineToTheAuthor Goscinny and Uderzo]], who of course conclude they must do the first written version of it.
* ISurrenderSuckers: According to the comics, Vercingetorix surrendered to Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar not by laying his weapons at Caeasar's feet but by laying (throwing) them ''[[AgonyOfTheFeet on]]'' [[AgonyOfTheFeet Caesar's feet]].

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* IShouldWriteABookAboutThis: In "Asterix and the Missing Scroll", said scroll contained a lost chapter about Asterix's village in Caesar's "Commentaries on the Gallic War". A druid memorize memorized it before it was censored (as Gallics ignored writing); and druids repeat it to each other generation after generation. Until the 20th century, when an old man (presumably a druids's druid's descendant) tell tells the whole story to the authors, [[DirectLineToTheAuthor Goscinny and Uderzo]], who of course conclude they must do the first written version of it.
* ISurrenderSuckers: ISurrenderSuckers:
**
According to the comics, Vercingetorix surrendered to Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar not by laying his weapons at Caeasar's feet but by laying (throwing) them ''[[AgonyOfTheFeet on]]'' [[AgonyOfTheFeet Caesar's feet]].



* JackBauerInterrogationTechnique: Obélix uses it on a corrupt ferry captain in ''Astérix and Cleopatra''.

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* JackBauerInterrogationTechnique: Obélix Obelix uses it (successfully) on a corrupt ferry captain in ''Astérix ''Asterix and Cleopatra''.



* LargeHam: Anybody in a position of power: Vitalstatistix, Ceramix, the Roman centurions...
** Bumped up to infinity in the animated adaption of ''Asterix and the Big Fight'' where the centurion was voiced (in the original English dub) by none other than [[Creator/BrianBlessed BRIAN BLESSED]].
* LeeroyJenkins: Many times Obélix has wanted to just bash their way through a problem and Astérix has had to convince him to do the smart thing.
** Once, Obélix forgot they were there to parley and proceeds to bash the place up.

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* LargeHam: Anybody in a position of power: Vitalstatistix, Ceramix, the Roman centurions...
**
centurions... Bumped up to infinity in the animated adaption of ''Asterix and the Big Fight'' where the centurion was voiced (in the original English dub) by none other than [[Creator/BrianBlessed BRIAN BLESSED]].
Creator/BrianBlessed.
* LeeroyJenkins: Many times Obélix Obelix has wanted to just bash their way through a problem and Astérix Asterix has had to convince him to do the smart thing.
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thing. Once, Obélix Obelix forgot they were there to parley and proceeds to bash the place up.



** 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.
* LightFeminineDarkFeminine: In "Astérix and the Actress", a Roman actress named Latraviata pretends to be village sweetheart Panacea with the goal of retrieving some treasure unwittingly fenced by the Gauls, and vamps the character up significantly. Although she is a Honey Trap, it's apparent from early on that she's not a bad person, and she ends up being something of a sexy, clever love interest for Asterix, where Panacea is an innocent, delicate love interest for Obelix. Both Latraviata and Panacea start out as rivals but end up as best friends by the end.
* LightningBruiser: Obélix. He's strong and nearly invulnerable, but he's also pretty fast. He is occasionally portrayed as being more of a MightyGlacier, however.

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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. That is, until Asterix and Obelix "persuade" him to cook up to his abilities.
* LightFeminineDarkFeminine: In "Astérix ''Asterix and the Actress", Actress'', a Roman actress named Latraviata pretends to be village sweetheart Panacea with the goal of retrieving some treasure unwittingly fenced by the Gauls, and vamps the character up significantly. Although she is a Honey Trap, it's apparent from early on that she's not a bad person, and she ends up being something of a sexy, clever love interest for Asterix, where Panacea is an innocent, delicate love interest for Obelix. Both Latraviata and Panacea start out as rivals but end up as best friends by the end.
* LightningBruiser: Obélix.Obelix. He's strong and nearly invulnerable, but he's also pretty fast. He is occasionally portrayed as being more of a MightyGlacier, however.



* LiveActionAdaptation: Four of them so far, most notably featuring Creator/GerardDepardieu as Obélix (other members of the main cast [[TheOtherDarrin have been changed around often]]). They boast high production values and have been successful at the box office, but they have been received mostly poorly by critics and "hardcore" fans, who have often decried [[LowestCommonDenominator the use of rough humour compared to the one found in the books]]. Apparently Uderzo, dissatisfied with the first two movies as well, supervised the production of the third, but it didn't save it from receiving the "top" prize of the French equivalent of the [[UsefulNotes/GoldenRaspberryAward Razzie Awards]] in 2008. A fourth movie came out in Autumn 2012.

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* LiveActionAdaptation: Four of them so far, most notably featuring Creator/GerardDepardieu as Obélix Obelix (other members of the main cast [[TheOtherDarrin have been changed around often]]). They boast high production values and have been successful at the box office, but they have been received mostly poorly by critics and "hardcore" fans, who have often decried [[LowestCommonDenominator the use of rough humour compared to the one found in the books]]. Apparently Uderzo, dissatisfied with the first two movies as well, supervised the production of the third, but it didn't save it from receiving the "top" prize of the French equivalent of the [[UsefulNotes/GoldenRaspberryAward Razzie Awards]] in 2008. A fourth movie came out in Autumn 2012.



* LoveAcrossBattlelines: Histrionix and Melodrama in ''Astérix and the Great Divide''.
* LowSpeedChase: In ''Astérix in Lutetia'', Astérix and Obélix are chasing an ox cart on a Roman highway, but since the cart goes at a leisurely walking pace, they easily catch up with it. Yet the ironic caption for the panel is "And the breathtaking chase begins!" Obélix stops the cart by dovetailing it and stopping in front of it, which obviously is not impressive at all when done at 5 MPH.

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* LoveAcrossBattlelines: Histrionix and Melodrama in ''Astérix ''Asterix and the Great Divide''.
* LowSpeedChase: In ''Astérix ''Asterix in Lutetia'', Astérix Asterix and Obélix Obelix are chasing an ox cart on a Roman highway, but since the cart goes at a leisurely walking pace, they easily catch up with it. Yet the ironic caption for the panel is "And the breathtaking chase begins!" Obélix Obelix stops the cart by dovetailing it and stopping in front of it, which obviously is not impressive at all when done at 5 MPH.



* ManChild: Obélix, who tends to get mad easily when things don't go his way.
* ManInTheIronMask: In TheMovie ''Astérix & Obélix Take On Caesar'', Julius Caesar is locked in an iron mask and thrown into a dungeon by the traitorous Detritus.

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* ManChild: Obélix, Obelix, who tends to get mad easily when things don't go his way.
* ManInTheIronMask: In TheMovie ''Astérix ''Asterix & Obélix Obelix Take On Caesar'', Julius Caesar is locked in an iron mask and thrown into a dungeon by the traitorous Detritus.



* ManlyTears: In ''Astérix and the Cauldron'', Astérix is ostracized from the village until he recovers the money that has been stolen while he was on guard duty. At first, Obélix does not apprehend what is happening or where Astérix is going, but, when he learns that Astérix is leaving for a long time, he runs after his friend, determined to go wherever Astérix goes. Astérix tries to convince him to go back to the village, Obélix refuses, and they end up hugging each other and crying loudly (twice), with Dogmatix howling by their side.
** A few panels earlier in the same album, Cacofonix and Geriatrix are also seen crying in the background because of Astérix banishement.
** In ''Astérix and Obélix All at Sea'', Astérix cries in distress when [[spoiler: Obélix is turned into stone]]. Strangely enough, the other villagers seems quite unfazed and even make lame puns about Obélix state.

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* ManlyTears: ManlyTears:
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In ''Astérix ''Asterix and the Cauldron'', Astérix Asterix is ostracized from the village until he recovers the money that has been stolen while he was on guard duty. At first, Obélix Obelix does not apprehend what is happening or where Astérix Asterix is going, but, when he learns that Astérix Asterix is leaving for a long time, he runs after his friend, determined to go wherever Astérix Asterix goes. Astérix Asterix tries to convince him to go back to the village, Obélix Obelix refuses, and they end up hugging each other and crying loudly (twice), with Dogmatix howling by their side.
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side. A few panels earlier in the same album, Cacofonix and Geriatrix are also seen crying in the background because of Astérix Asterix' banishement.
** In ''Astérix ''Asterix and Obélix Obelix All at Sea'', Astérix Asterix cries in distress when [[spoiler: Obélix Obelix is turned into stone]]. Strangely enough, the other villagers seems quite unfazed and even make lame puns about Obélix Obelix state.



** [[AsYouKnow Except for Obélix, who is not allowed to because, etc.]]
** Obélix once drinks (three drops of) the potion in ''Astérix and Cleopatra'' in order to enhance his strength even more to move a solid stone door. He sees no difference, yet he keeps asking for potion subsequently anyway.

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** [[AsYouKnow Except for Obélix, Obelix, who is not allowed to because, etc.]]
** Obélix Obelix once drinks (three drops of) the potion in ''Astérix ''Asterix and Cleopatra'' in order to enhance his strength even more to move a solid stone door. He sees no difference, yet he keeps asking for potion subsequently anyway.



* MesACrowd: In order to defeat the villain of the first live-action film (who had taken the potion himself), Getafix makes a variant that creates many duplicates of Astérix and Obélix. They all merge back together in the end.
* MetronomicManMashing: Astérix himself has been known to do it, though Obélix uses it more frequently.
* {{Miniature Senior Citizen|s}}: Geriatrix and the elderly Corsicans.

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* MesACrowd: In order to defeat the villain of the first live-action film (who had taken the potion himself), Getafix makes a variant that creates many duplicates of Astérix Asterix and Obélix.Obelix. They all merge back together in the end.
* MetronomicManMashing: Astérix Asterix himself has been known to do it, though Obélix Obelix uses it more frequently.
* {{Miniature Senior Citizen|s}}: MiniatureSeniorCitizen: Geriatrix and the elderly Corsicans.



--> [[NoIndoorVoice Nimbus]]:''' [[LargeHam MAGNIFICENT, BY JUNO! THE ART OF CAMOUFLAGE IS STILL ALIVE AND WELL IN THE ROMAN ARMY!]]'''\\
[[ObviouslyEvil Felonious]]: Er... centurion... that's the garden hedge. The camouflaged detachment is over there.

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--> [[NoIndoorVoice Nimbus]]:''' -->'''[[NoIndoorVoice Nimbus]]: [[LargeHam MAGNIFICENT, BY JUNO! THE ART OF CAMOUFLAGE IS STILL ALIVE AND WELL IN THE ROMAN ARMY!]]'''\\
[[ObviouslyEvil Felonious]]: '''[[ObviouslyEvil Felonious]]:''' Er... centurion... that's the garden hedge. The camouflaged detachment is over there. ''[indicates patrol of legionaries who have simply wound some twigs around their ears and bits of their armour]''[[note]] Said pathetic camouflage being a ham-fisted attempt to get out of having to go out and capture Getafix.[[/note]]



* TheMovie: Several ''Astérix'' films, both animated and live-action, have been produced. A few are straight TheFilmOfTheBook, others combine two or more books in a single plot.

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* TheMovie: Several ''Astérix'' ''Asterix'' films, both animated and live-action, have been produced. A few are straight TheFilmOfTheBook, others combine two or more books in a single plot.



** One of Psychoanalytix's patients ''Astérix and the Big Fight'' suffers from this. Of course, Bonaparte didn't live until centuries later, so no-one knows who the man thinks he is.
** Not a ''delusion'', but in ''Astérix in Corsica'', chief Ocaterinettabellachichix suddenly strikes a Napoleonic pose and starts talking about "my grumblers" and "the eve of Osterlix". Later he sends Caesar a message that "the Corsicans will only accept an emperor if he is a Corsican himself."

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** One of Psychoanalytix's patients ''Astérix ''Asterix and the Big Fight'' suffers from this. Of course, Bonaparte didn't live until centuries later, so no-one knows who the man thinks he is.
** Not a ''delusion'', but in ''Astérix ''Asterix in Corsica'', chief Ocaterinettabellachichix suddenly strikes a Napoleonic pose and starts talking about "my grumblers" and "the eve of Osterlix". Later he sends Caesar a message that "the Corsicans will only accept an emperor if he is a Corsican himself."



** The populations that Astérix and Obélix encounter are [[AffectionateParody affectionate parodies]] of nearly every French and European stereotype around. (Less affectionate in the case of the Germans, who are depicted as goose-stepping, pickelhaube-wearing Goths, complete with banners reminiscent of [[ThoseWackyNazis the Third Reich]], though later books have a few examples of more sympathetic German characters. Like the German(ic) "tourists" in Spain.)
** Lampshaded in the preface to the English edition of ''Astérix and the Britons'', where the writers point out "if we were Britons satirizing the Gauls, we might say they all wore berets, ate frog's legs and snails, and drank red wine for breakfast. We might add that they had hopelessly relaxed upper lips, and that phlegm was not their outstanding characteristic."
** ''Astérix 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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** The populations that Astérix Asterix and Obélix Obelix encounter are [[AffectionateParody affectionate parodies]] of nearly every French and European stereotype around. (Less affectionate in the case of the Germans, who are depicted as goose-stepping, pickelhaube-wearing Goths, complete with banners reminiscent of [[ThoseWackyNazis the Third Reich]], though later books have a few examples of more sympathetic German characters. Like the German(ic) "tourists" in Spain.)
** Lampshaded in the preface to the English edition of ''Astérix ''Asterix and the Britons'', where the writers point out "if we were Britons satirizing the Gauls, we might say they all wore berets, ate frog's legs and snails, and drank red wine for breakfast. We might add that they had hopelessly relaxed upper lips, and that phlegm was not their outstanding characteristic."
** ''Astérix ''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.



* NeedleInAStackOfNeedles: In ''Astérix in Britain'' they lose their barrel of magic potion amongst identical barrels of Gaulish wine. [[HilarityEnsues Hilarious]] IntoxicationEnsues when they try to find it again.
* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: In ''Astérix and the Magic Carpet'', Cacofonix's musical [[DreadfulMusician "skills"]] now induce rain. Conveniently the story is about our heroes stopping an Indian drought. It remains in the follow-up.

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* NeedleInAStackOfNeedles: In ''Astérix ''Asterix in Britain'' they lose their barrel of magic potion amongst identical barrels of Gaulish wine. [[HilarityEnsues Hilarious]] IntoxicationEnsues when they try to find it again.
* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: In ''Astérix ''Asterix and the Magic Carpet'', Cacofonix's musical [[DreadfulMusician "skills"]] now induce rain. Conveniently the story is about our heroes stopping an Indian drought. It remains in the follow-up.



* NobodyCanDie: A number of characters are said to be thrown to the lions in Rome's circus, but deaths are never shown. Arguably, [[spoiler:Admiral Crustacius]] in ''Astérix and Obélix All at Sea''. As a rule, characters are never killed in the ''Astérix'' books, but his fate, namely being trapped in stone form (supposedly for good, unless Getafix pays a visit) in the middle of the Circus Maximus's ring, is the nearest the series comes to genuinely offing a character.
** Not to mention based on Obélix's experience, he doesn't appear [[AndIMustScream conscious or aware of his surroundings]] either.
** Surreptitius and Dubbelosix are shown smeared with honey and running from bees in the arena at the end of ''Astérix and the Black Gold''. Though played for laughs, this was a genuine, and cruel, means of execution under some of the [[AnachronismStew later emperors]].
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Cleopatra looks like [[Film/{{Cleopatra}} Liz Taylor]], Dubbelosix is SeanConnery, Preposterus is Jacques Chirac, Toon is MickeyMouse...
* NoIndoorVoice: Centurion Nebulus Nimbus, in ''Astérix and the Big Fight''. In French his name is Langelus, a prayer announced by ringing the church bells.

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* NobodyCanDie: A number of characters are said to be thrown to the lions in Rome's circus, but deaths are never shown. Arguably, [[spoiler:Admiral Crustacius]] in ''Astérix ''Asterix and Obélix Obelix All at Sea''. As a rule, characters are never killed in the ''Astérix'' ''Asterix'' books, but his fate, namely being trapped in stone form (supposedly for good, unless Getafix pays a visit) in the middle of the Circus Maximus's ring, is the nearest the series comes to genuinely offing a character.
** Not to mention based on Obélix's Obelix's experience, he doesn't appear [[AndIMustScream conscious or aware of his surroundings]] either.
** Surreptitius and Dubbelosix are shown smeared with honey and running from bees in the arena at the end of ''Astérix ''Asterix and the Black Gold''. Though played for laughs, this was a genuine, and cruel, means of execution under some of the [[AnachronismStew later emperors]].
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Cleopatra looks like [[Film/{{Cleopatra}} Liz Taylor]], Dubbelosix is SeanConnery, Creator/SeanConnery, Preposterus is Jacques Chirac, Toon is MickeyMouse...
* NoIndoorVoice: Centurion Nebulus Nimbus, in ''Astérix ''Asterix and the Big Fight''. In French his name is Langelus, a prayer announced by ringing the church bells.



*** Despite this, in the Parc Astérix ThemePark in France, her impersonators sign her name as "Taillefine" ("thin waist"), which also happens to be the name of a popular brand of fat-free yogurts.

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*** Despite this, in the Parc Astérix Asterix ThemePark in France, her impersonators sign her name as "Taillefine" ("thin waist"), which also happens to be the name of a popular brand of fat-free yogurts.



* NoodleIncident: Nobody ever explains exactly what happened to the Roman tax collector who dropped by the village at some indeterminate point before ''Astérix and the Cauldron'', but whatever it was the Gauls did to him, he never came back.
** It was actually revealed in ''Astérix and Obélix Take on Caesar'' (as long as it can be considered canon). [[spoiler:The gauls presented the tax collector a collection of the many, many Roman legionary helmets they had stolen from their battles while laughing themselves off and commenting on how they could use those as payment. This terrifies the tax collector so much that [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere he flees from there leaving his tax money behind him.]]]]

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* NoodleIncident: Nobody ever explains exactly what happened to the Roman tax collector who dropped by the village at some indeterminate point before ''Astérix ''Asterix and the Cauldron'', but whatever it was the Gauls did to him, he never came back.
**
back. It was actually revealed in ''Astérix ''Asterix and Obélix Obelix Take on Caesar'' (as long as it can be considered canon). [[spoiler:The gauls Gauls presented the tax collector a collection of the many, many Roman legionary helmets they had stolen from their battles while laughing themselves off and commenting on how they could use those as payment. This terrifies the tax collector so much that [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere he flees from there leaving his tax money behind him.]]]]



* ObfuscatingStupidity: Obélix, see DumbMuscle.

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* ObfuscatingStupidity: Obélix, Obelix, see DumbMuscle.



** The soothsayer of the animated ''Astérix and the Big Fight'' has one, too, provoked by a Roman centurion. The centurion says all Gaulish soothsayers are to be arrested, and gives him a test to see if he's the real deal, which the soothsayer insists he isn't... he flips a coin, asking heads or tails. The soothsayer replies "Neither", smiling in his belief that this would be impossible. Naturally, the coin gets stuck in the neck of an amphora, and the soothsayer has a grand old OhCrap moment.
** This was taken from a nearly identical moment in ''Astérix and the Soothsayer''. In this case, the captured soothsayer is told to guess the outcome of a dice roll. He picks VII[[note]]the most frequently occuring roll with two dice. Roman era soothsayers apparently don't have good grasp of the laws of probability.[[/note]] and thinks he's safe due to "never having been lucky at gambling". The dice land reading VII, and the panicking soothsayer desperately trying to cover his ass by saying that if he really had predicted that the dice would read VII, he would have said [=VIII=] so he would have been set free. Near the end of the comic, the enraged optione asks him to guess the dice roll again. He predicts [=VIII=]. The dice read VII. Cue a very confused optione and the Centurion telling the Soothsayer that he's being too showy and he has to lay low.
** The Pirates have a MassOhCrap moment whenever they realize that ''that one group of Gauls'' is on board the targeted vessel. Their captain gets a priceless one in the ''Astérix in Britain'' movie, when he sees the ''entire Roman fleet'' heading towards them.
** Caius Bonus, in the ''Astérix and Obélix versus Caesar'' film, has this reaction whenever he sees Obélix. This happens several times.

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** The soothsayer of the animated ''Astérix ''Asterix and the Big Fight'' has one, too, provoked by a Roman centurion. The centurion says all Gaulish soothsayers are to be arrested, and gives him a test to see if he's the real deal, which the soothsayer insists he isn't... he flips a coin, asking heads or tails. The soothsayer replies "Neither", smiling in his belief that this would be impossible. Naturally, the coin gets stuck in the neck of an amphora, and the soothsayer has a grand old OhCrap moment.
** This was taken from a nearly identical moment in ''Astérix ''Asterix and the Soothsayer''. In this case, the captured soothsayer is told to guess the outcome of a dice roll. He picks VII[[note]]the VII[[note]]The most frequently occuring roll with two dice. Roman era soothsayers apparently don't have a good grasp of the laws of probability.probability (unsurprising since the underlying mathematics wasn't formally studied in Europe until the 1600s).[[/note]] and thinks he's safe due to "never having been lucky at gambling". The dice land reading VII, and the panicking soothsayer desperately trying to cover his ass by saying that if he really had predicted that the dice would read VII, he would have said [=VIII=] so he would have been set free. Near the end of the comic, the enraged optione asks him to guess the dice roll again. He predicts [=VIII=]. The dice read VII. Cue a very confused optione and the Centurion telling the Soothsayer that he's being too showy and he has to lay low.
** The Pirates have a MassOhCrap moment whenever they realize that ''that one group of Gauls'' is on board the targeted vessel. Their captain gets a priceless one in the ''Astérix ''Asterix in Britain'' movie, when he sees the ''entire Roman fleet'' heading towards them.
** Caius Bonus, in the ''Astérix ''Asterix and Obélix Obelix versus Caesar'' film, has this reaction whenever he sees Obélix.Obelix. This happens several times.



** Joked about early in ''Astérix and the Soothsayer'', where the Gauls are said to have hundreds of gods, and created a code number system to simplify things.
** Also played with in ''Astérix and the Magic Carpet'', when the two fakirs start cursing each other while in the magical equivalent of a BladeLock. Astérix says something like "If they are going to call upon all of their thirty million deities they'll be at it for a while."
** Also played with in ''Astérix and Cleopatra'', where a conversation between the Gauls, Edifis, and a Roman Centurion has every statement by any party end with "By <Random god of relevant culture>". At the end of the conversation, Artifis shows up with up his assistant Krukhut and ask "Could we go home now, by any chance?".

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** Joked about early in ''Astérix ''Asterix and the Soothsayer'', where the Gauls are said to have hundreds of gods, and created a code number system to simplify things.
** Also played with in ''Astérix ''Asterix and the Magic Carpet'', when the two fakirs start cursing each other while in the magical equivalent of a BladeLock. Astérix Asterix says something like "If they are going to call upon all of their thirty million deities they'll be at it for a while."
** Also played with in ''Astérix ''Asterix and Cleopatra'', where a conversation between the Gauls, Edifis, and a Roman Centurion has every statement by any party end with "By <Random god of relevant culture>". At the end of the conversation, Artifis shows up with up his assistant Krukhut and ask "Could we go home now, by any chance?".



** All end in a big meal party at night around a fire. (Except for ''Astérix and Son'': the village has been destroyed, so Cleopatra hosts a banquet on her barge.)
** Cacofonix gets BoundAndGagged and can not be part of the party; there are a few exceptions (most notably ''Astérix and the Normans'' [[spoiler: in which Cacofonix basically saves the day for once, so he deserves it]]).

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** All end in a big meal party at night around a fire. (Except for ''Astérix ''Asterix and Son'': the village has been destroyed, so Cleopatra hosts a banquet on her barge.)
** Cacofonix gets BoundAndGagged and can not be part of the party; there are a few exceptions (most notably ''Astérix ''Asterix and the Normans'' [[spoiler: in which Cacofonix basically saves the day for once, so he deserves it]]).



** [[AsYouKnow Obélix, magic potion, cauldron, baby, blah blah blah.]]

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** [[AsYouKnow Obélix, Obelix, magic potion, cauldron, baby, blah blah blah.]]



** Fulliautomatix makes a disparaging comment about the quality of Unhygienix's fish, which causes a fight to break out.
*** This one even gets lampshaded in ''Astérix and the Soothsayer''. Astérix commented that any time people discuss the fish, a fight breaks out. Unhygienix claimed this wasn't true. Fulliautomatix said that it wouldn't happen if the fish was fresh. A fight breaks out.
** Astérix and Obélix arguing LikeAnOldMarriedCouple. It usually goes like this: the former will point out the latter's lack of tact on a certain situation, while the latter will whine that the former never lets him do anything.
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: Obélix does not like it when the Romans fight among themselves, or when they get ill, or when someone else is fighting them and he was not invited: '''he''' is the one who should be having fun with them!
* OnlySaneMan: Astérix and usually Getafix. Obélix tends to agree with them.
** It's worth noting that Chief Vitalstatistix tries SO hard to fit this trope. He was actually this (along with Asterix and Getafix) for the first 8-10 books. [[Main/CharacterizationMarchesOn Then he slowly developed into]] a pompous, agressive ButtMonkey.
** Convolvulus from ''Astérix and the Roman Agent''.

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** Fulliautomatix makes a disparaging comment about the quality of Unhygienix's fish, which causes a fight to break out.
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out. This one even gets lampshaded in ''Astérix ''Asterix and the Soothsayer''. Astérix Asterix commented that any time people discuss the fish, a fight breaks out. Unhygienix claimed this wasn't true. Fulliautomatix said that it wouldn't happen if the fish was fresh. A fight breaks out.
** Astérix Asterix and Obélix Obelix arguing LikeAnOldMarriedCouple. It usually goes like this: the former will point out the latter's lack of tact on a certain situation, while the latter will whine that the former never lets him do anything.
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: Obélix Obelix does not like it when the Romans fight among themselves, or when they get ill, or when someone else is fighting them and he was not invited: '''he''' is the one who should be having fun with them!
* OnlySaneMan: Astérix Asterix and usually Getafix. Obélix Obelix tends to agree with them.
** It's worth noting that Chief Vitalstatistix tries SO hard to fit this trope. He was actually this (along with Asterix and Getafix) for the first 8-10 books. [[Main/CharacterizationMarchesOn [[CharacterizationMarchesOn Then he slowly developed into]] a pompous, agressive ButtMonkey.
** Convolvulus from ''Astérix ''Asterix and the Roman Agent''.



* OrnamentalWeapon: Astérix is always shown with a sword but he only ever uses it once in a blue moon, notably in a sword fight with a drunk Roman in '''Caesar's Gift'''. He prefers to let his potion powered fists do the talking.
* OutOfCharacterMoment: ''Astérix and Obelix All At Sea'' is the first album in which Obelix drinks the magic potion, the one thing he never did before, other than ''Astérix and Cleopatra'', in which Getafix gives him a few drops in the pyramid.

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* OrnamentalWeapon: Astérix Asterix is always shown with a sword but he only ever uses it once in a blue moon, notably in a sword fight with a drunk Roman in '''Caesar's Gift'''.''Caesar's Gift''. He prefers to let his potion powered fists do the talking.
* OutOfCharacterMoment: ''Astérix ''Asterix and Obelix All At Sea'' is the first album in which Obelix drinks the magic potion, the one thing he never did before, other than ''Astérix ''Asterix and Cleopatra'', in which Getafix gives him a few drops in the pyramid.



*** ''Astérix and the Goths'' features a "Gaulish-Gothic translator", but all that is different between the two "languages" is that the Goths speak in a Gothic letter type, so they're still speaking the same language. At one point Getafix (who has been captured by the Goths to get hold of the Magic Potion) is shown to master the Gothic language (shown by using the Gothic font in his speech bubble), exposing the interpreter as a liar.
*** Norsemen, meanwhile, talk with diacritics, spelling all their wørds strångely -- even their ''døg'' bårks in diacritics. Astérix tries to duplicate this but puts the diacritics on the wrong letters.

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*** ''Astérix ''Asterix and the Goths'' features a "Gaulish-Gothic translator", but all that is different between the two "languages" is that the Goths speak in a Gothic letter type, so they're still speaking the same language. At one point Getafix (who has been captured by the Goths to get hold of the Magic Potion) is shown to master the Gothic language (shown by using the Gothic font in his speech bubble), exposing the interpreter as a liar.
*** Norsemen, meanwhile, talk with diacritics, spelling all their wørds strångely -- even their ''døg'' bårks in diacritics. Astérix Asterix tries to duplicate this but puts the diacritics on the wrong letters.



** The Egyptians of ''Astérix in Egypt'' speak in hieroglyphs which, where possible, correspond to what they're saying in a BRollRebus / VisualPun way. Obélix's shaky attempt to speak the language look like children's drawings.
** Greeks talk in angular letters. (And unlike the above examples, the Gauls understand them, so it's probably just an accent)
*** In ~50BC, most people spoke Greek: Latin was the official language of the empire, but Greek was the one used for trade.
* 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.

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** The Egyptians of ''Astérix ''Asterix in Egypt'' speak in hieroglyphs which, where possible, correspond to what they're saying in a BRollRebus / VisualPun way. Obélix's Obelix's shaky attempt to speak the language look like children's drawings.
** Greeks talk in angular letters. (And unlike the above examples, the Gauls understand them, so it's probably just an accent)
***
accent) In ~50BC, most people spoke Greek: Latin was the official language of the empire, but Greek was the one used for trade.
* PaperThinDisguise: Obélix Obelix tries a number of these in attempts to get a taste of the magic potion in ''Astérix ''Asterix 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.



* PintSizedPowerhouse: Astérix is one of the village's best warriors, and is a strong fighter even without the magic potion.

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* PintSizedPowerhouse: Astérix Asterix is one of the village's best warriors, and is a strong fighter even without the magic potion.



** Spoofed in ''Astérix and the Black Gold'', where, when lost in the middle eastern desert, they encounter a succession of warbands from different regional ancient peoples... who all happen to be at war with at least one of the other warbands encountered. And except for clothes/armor, [[YouALLLookFamiliar they all look the same]].
* PunBasedTitle: ''Astérix chez Rahàzade''. The English translation goes for ''Asterix and the Magic Carpet'' instead, but the Brazilian one decided to go for the pun (''[[Literature/OneThousandAndOneNights The 1001 Hours]] of Asterix'').

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** Spoofed in ''Astérix ''Asterix and the Black Gold'', where, when lost in the middle eastern desert, they encounter a succession of warbands from different regional ancient peoples... who all happen to be at war with at least one of the other warbands encountered. And except for clothes/armor, [[YouALLLookFamiliar they all look the same]].
* PunBasedTitle: ''Astérix chez Rahàzade''. The English translation goes for ''Asterix and the Magic Carpet'' instead, but the Brazilian one decided to go for the pun (''[[Literature/OneThousandAndOneNights The 1001 Hours]] of Asterix'').



* TheQuisling: Cassius Ceramix, chief of the Gallo-Roman village of Linoleum in ''Astérix and the Big Fight''. Seems to subvert it, when he admits that he does indeed sell wares to Romans - but demands twice the price he'd take from Gauls. Then immediately double subverted when he notes that the Romans buy everything he has, hinting that [[JerkWithAHeartOfJerk he's really what he seems]].
** Chief Whosemoralsarelastix of ''Astérix and the Cauldron'' is the same - and even uses that same joke when defending his decisions.
* RageAgainstTheAuthor: At the beginning of ''The Golden Book'', Albert Uderzo ages his characters by fifty years, thinking it would be funny. Obélix registers his disapproval with his fist.
* RapidHairGrowth: In the first comic, Getafix creates a potion to restore lost hair, selling it to the Romans who have captured him as the Magic Potion for strength. An entire roman camp - and a small dog licking up the dregs - becomes excessively unmilitary, thus presenting a slovenly appearance to Caesar when he pulls a surprise inspection.

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* TheQuisling: TheQuisling:
**
Cassius Ceramix, chief of the Gallo-Roman village of Linoleum in ''Astérix ''Asterix and the Big Fight''. Seems to subvert it, when he admits that he does indeed sell wares to Romans - but demands twice the price he'd take from Gauls. Then immediately double subverted when he notes that the Romans buy everything he has, hinting that [[JerkWithAHeartOfJerk he's really what he seems]].
** Chief Whosemoralsarelastix of ''Astérix ''Asterix and the Cauldron'' is the same - and even uses that same joke when defending his decisions.
* RageAgainstTheAuthor: At the beginning of ''The Golden Book'', Albert Uderzo ages his characters by fifty years, thinking it would be funny. Obélix Obelix registers his disapproval with his fist.
* RapidHairGrowth: RapidHairGrowth:
**
In the first comic, Getafix creates a potion to restore lost hair, selling it to the Romans who have captured him as the Magic Potion for strength. An entire roman camp - and a small dog licking up the dregs - becomes excessively unmilitary, thus presenting a slovenly appearance to Caesar when he pulls a surprise inspection.



** In ''Astérix in Corsica'', it's explained that the island's garrisons are a dumping ground for hopeless elements of the Roman Legion.
** Also, at the end of ''Astérix the Gaul'', a displeased Caesar reassigns an officer to an outpost in Mongolia(!) ([[EtTuBrute Brutus]] gets the same treatment in ''Astérix and Son'').
** In ''Astérix vs Caesar'', an overeager young officer is transferred to a post in the Sahara, as punishment for an unauthorized raid that captured Vitalstatistix's niece Panacea, which his centurion (correctly) believes that the Gauls will consider grounds for leveling the camp.

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** In ''Astérix ''Asterix in Corsica'', it's explained that the island's garrisons are a dumping ground for hopeless elements of the Roman Legion.
** Also, at the end of ''Astérix ''Asterix the Gaul'', a displeased Caesar reassigns an officer to an outpost in Mongolia(!) ([[EtTuBrute Brutus]] gets the same treatment in ''Astérix ''Asterix and Son'').
** In ''Astérix ''Asterix vs Caesar'', an overeager young officer is transferred to a post in the Sahara, as punishment for an unauthorized raid that captured Vitalstatistix's niece Panacea, which his centurion (correctly) believes that the Gauls will consider grounds for leveling the camp.



** In ''Obélix & Co.'', the village celebrates Obélix's birthday, without any mention of anyone else's. In ''Astérix and the Actress'' and the short story ''The Birth of Astérix'', Astérix and Obélix are shown to have the same birthday.
** Vitalstatistix is depicted as a child as when Astérix and Obélix are born in ''The Birth of Asterix'', as most of the other villagers are. The earlier story ''How Obélix Fell into the Magic Potion when he was a Little Boy'' shows him as a young adult when Astérix, Obélix and others are only a few years older.
** ''The Birth of Asterix'' also is said to take place in 35 BC, that is, "Before Caesar", and are said to be 35 years before the adventures of Asterix and Obelix began. However, ''Astérix and the Chieftan's Shield'' and ''How Obélix Fell into the Magic Potion when he was a Little Boy'' both depict the Roman invasion as having happened decades before Asterix and Obelix's adventures.

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** In ''Obélix ''Obelix & Co.'', the village celebrates Obélix's Obelix's birthday, without any mention of anyone else's. In ''Astérix ''Asterix and the Actress'' and the short story ''The Birth of Astérix'', Astérix Asterix'', Asterix and Obélix Obelix are shown to have the same birthday.
** Vitalstatistix is depicted as a child as when Astérix Asterix and Obélix Obelix are born in ''The Birth of Asterix'', as most of the other villagers are. The earlier story ''How Obélix Obelix Fell into the Magic Potion when he was a Little Boy'' shows him as a young adult when Astérix, Obélix Asterix, Obelix and others are only a few years older.
** ''The Birth of Asterix'' also is said to take place in 35 BC, that is, "Before Caesar", and are said to be 35 years before the adventures of Asterix and Obelix began. However, ''Astérix ''Asterix and the Chieftan's Shield'' and ''How Obélix Obelix Fell into the Magic Potion when he was a Little Boy'' both depict the Roman invasion as having happened decades before Asterix and Obelix's adventures.



* RibbonCuttingCeremony: Cleopatra does this at the opening of her new palace in ''Astérix and Cleopatra''.
* TheRightHandOfDoom: Verses the Persian from ''The Twelve Tasks Of Astérix''.

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* RibbonCuttingCeremony: Cleopatra does this at the opening of her new palace in ''Astérix ''Asterix and Cleopatra''.
* TheRightHandOfDoom: Verses the Persian from ''The Twelve Tasks Of Astérix''.Asterix''.



* RunningGag: Fulliautomatix hitting Cacofonix when the latter tries to sing, Obélix being very sensitive about his weight, and others.

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* RunningGag: RunningGag:
**
Fulliautomatix hitting Cacofonix when the latter tries to sing, Obélix sing.
*** It gets hilarious when, in ''Asterix and the Chieftain's Shield'', Asterix and company leave the village quietly, without informing the rest of the Gauls and avoiding a big farewell feast. [[spoiler: When Fulliautomatix notices their departure, he quickly runs to Cacofonix's house, wakes him up, tells him about the company setting off, waits until the bard gets up, takes his harp and attempts to sing -- and then he proceeds to the traditional bashing of Cacofonix!]]
*** Even more hilarious is when, in ''Asterix and the Secret Weapon'', Cacofonix gets ready to leave the town [[spoiler:because he's offended they have brought another bard to teach the kids, and Fulliautomatix, feeling guilty, agrees to let him sing if he stays. Then Cacofonix takes Fulliautomatix's hammer and [[HoistByHisOwnPetard starts beating the hell out of him]] while shouting "No, you won't make me sing!" (When Fullautomatix bashes Cacofonix, he usually shouts "No, I won't let you sing!")]] In the French version, "Non, tu ne me feras pas chanter!", which also means "No, you won't blackmail me!" (blackmail in french is "chantage", so the relevant verbs are essentially one and the same).
** Obelix
being very sensitive about his weight, and others.weight.



** It gets hilarious when, in ''Astérix and the Chieftain's Shield'', Astérix and company leave the village quietly, without informing the rest of the Gauls and avoiding a big farewell feast. [[spoiler: When Fulliautomatix notices their departure, he quickly runs to Cacofonix's house, wakes him up, tells him about the company setting off, waits until the bard gets up, takes his harp and attempts to sing -- and then he proceeds to the traditional bashing of Cacofonix!]]
** Even more hilarious is when, in ''Astérix and the Secret Weapon'', Cacofonix gets ready to leave the town [[spoiler:because he's offended they have brought another bard to teach the kids, and Fulliautomatix, feeling guilty, agrees to let him sing if he stays. Then Cacofonix takes Fulliautomatix's hammer and [[HoistByHisOwnPetard starts beating the hell out of him]] while shouting "No, you won't make me sing!" (When Fullautomatix bashes Cacofonix, he usually shouts "No, I won't let you sing!")]]
*** In the French version, "Non, tu ne me feras pas chanter!", which also means "No, you won't blackmail me!" (blackmail in french is "chantage", so the relevant verbs are essentially one and the same).



** Whenever Brutus appears, [[{{Foreshadowing}} he's playing with a knife]], sometimes hurting himself by accident. Caesar never sees anything suspicious about his behaviour.
*** On one occasion, he berates his son that "there's a time and place for stabbing things."

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** Whenever Brutus appears, [[{{Foreshadowing}} he's playing with a knife]], sometimes hurting himself by accident. Caesar never sees anything suspicious about his behaviour.
***
behaviour. On one occasion, he berates his son that "there's a time and place for stabbing things."



* SceneryPorn: Uderzo has a great hand when drawing ancient Rome, Athens or Jerusalem. In ''Astérix in Corsica'', Uderzo and Goscinny were so impressed with the scenery of the island when they vacationed there that they decided to make this album just to put it in.

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* SceneryPorn: Uderzo has a great hand when drawing ancient Rome, Athens or Jerusalem. In ''Astérix ''Asterix in Corsica'', Uderzo and Goscinny were so impressed with the scenery of the island when they vacationed there that they decided to make this album just to put it in.



* ShaggyDogStory: In ''Astérix and the Black Gold'', the village runs out of magic potion for lack of petroleum, an essential ingredient. Astérix and Obélix set off to the Middle East in search of it, but [[spoiler:return empty-handed. However, Getafix had just substituted equally efficient beetroot juice instead.]] There's an IronicEcho of Getafix and later Astérix having a stroke.

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* ShaggyDogStory: In ''Astérix ''Asterix and the Black Gold'', the village runs out of magic potion for lack of petroleum, an essential ingredient. Astérix Asterix and Obélix Obelix set off to the Middle East in search of it, but [[spoiler:return empty-handed. However, Getafix had just substituted equally efficient beetroot juice instead.]] There's an IronicEcho of Getafix and later Astérix Asterix having a stroke.



* ShieldsAreUseless: The only characters who ever use them are the Romans, and given that they're fighting ''Astérix...''

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* ShieldsAreUseless: The only characters who ever use them are the Romans, and given that they're fighting ''Astérix...''Asterix...''



** Another time he appoints Astérix and Obélix as his shield-bearers (it's supposed to be an honor), but their Mutt-and-Jeff sizes result in it being carried on a slant, with Vitalstatistix clinging to the high end. He then changes to simply having Obélix alone carry him around on the shield exactly like a high-class waiter carrying a tray of food, one-handed yet. (In the English version, at least, this similarity is lampshaded; Vitalstatistix at first protests that only having one shield-bearer would make him feel like a "half-pint chief", then when Obelix says he has menhirs to make anyway, he explodes "So you refuse to serve your chief, do you? By Toutatis, I'm a mild man, but this makes me very bitter!" So when another Gaul asks Asterix what Obelix is doing, he gets the reply "Serving a half-pint of mild and bitter.")

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** Another time he appoints Astérix Asterix and Obélix Obelix as his shield-bearers (it's supposed to be an honor), but their Mutt-and-Jeff sizes result in it being carried on a slant, with Vitalstatistix clinging to the high end. He then changes to simply having Obélix Obelix alone carry him around on the shield exactly like a high-class waiter carrying a tray of food, one-handed yet. (In the English version, at least, this similarity is lampshaded; Vitalstatistix at first protests that only having one shield-bearer would make him feel like a "half-pint chief", then when Obelix says he has menhirs to make anyway, he explodes "So you refuse to serve your chief, do you? By Toutatis, I'm a mild man, but this makes me very bitter!" So when another Gaul asks Asterix what Obelix is doing, he gets the reply "Serving a half-pint of mild and bitter.")



** In ''Astérix in Britain'', the heroes come across "four very famous bards" who look like Music/TheBeatles.
*** And Bacteria's original name is [[WesternAnimation/YellowSubmarine Iélosubmarine]].

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** In ''Astérix ''Asterix in Britain'', the heroes come across "four very famous bards" who look like Music/TheBeatles.
***
Music/TheBeatles. And Bacteria's original name is [[WesternAnimation/YellowSubmarine Iélosubmarine]].



*** In ''Astérix in Belgium'', they are warned of Caesar's arrival by the Thom(p)sons, who even use the detectives' signature dialogue: "[Sentence]." "To be precise, [mangled version of sentence]."

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*** In ''Astérix ''Asterix in Belgium'', they are warned of Caesar's arrival by the Thom(p)sons, who even use the detectives' signature dialogue: "[Sentence]." "To be precise, [mangled version of sentence]."



** In ''Astérix and the Magic Carpet'', one of the villains expresses the desire that, "[[Comicbook/{{Iznogoud}} like my cousin Iznogoud, I will be Rajah instead of the Rajah]]" (Goscinny created both comics).
** The live action adaptation of ''Astérix and Cleopatra'' gives one to ''Franchise/StarWars'', among other things. The scene? A Roman military camp, where a centurion has just suggested retreat to the resident field general due to a humiliating first defeat at the hands of the Gauls. The general's response? Swiftly choking the centurion while berating him for his lack of faith in a deep, echoing voice, after which he quips: "When the Roman Empire finds itself under attack... Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack!". We also see the general's cape and helmet from the back for a second or two in an homage to the classic backshot of Darth Vader's helmet, while a quick snippet of the imperial march ominously plays in the background. There are ''many'' more.
** The game ''Astérix & Obélix'' has so many references to other video games that it has [[ShoutOut/AsterixAndObelixXXL2 its own page]].

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** In ''Astérix ''Asterix and the Magic Carpet'', one of the villains expresses the desire that, "[[Comicbook/{{Iznogoud}} like my cousin Iznogoud, I will be Rajah instead of the Rajah]]" (Goscinny created both comics).
** The live action adaptation of ''Astérix ''Asterix and Cleopatra'' gives one to ''Franchise/StarWars'', among other things. The scene? A Roman military camp, where a centurion has just suggested retreat to the resident field general due to a humiliating first defeat at the hands of the Gauls. The general's response? Swiftly choking the centurion while berating him for his lack of faith in a deep, echoing voice, after which he quips: "When the Roman Empire finds itself under attack... Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack!". We also see the general's cape and helmet from the back for a second or two in an homage to the classic backshot of Darth Vader's helmet, while a quick snippet of the imperial march ominously plays in the background. There are ''many'' more.
** The game ''Astérix ''Asterix & Obélix'' Obelix'' has so many references to other video games that it has [[ShoutOut/AsterixAndObelixXXL2 its own page]].



* SiegeEngines: The Romans sometimes bring siege engines to battle. It doesn't turn out too well against the Gauls, but somewhat effective against the Belgians before Astérix and Obélix take them out. They were also effective in ''Astérix and Cleopatra'' before Cleopatra reprimanded Caesar for attacking the palace.
* SignificantAnagram: The names of the two alien races in ''Astérix and the Falling Sky'', Tadsilweny and Nagma are anagrams for "WaltDisney" and "{{Manga}}", respectively.

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* SiegeEngines: The Romans sometimes bring siege engines to battle. It doesn't turn out too well against the Gauls, but somewhat effective against the Belgians before Astérix Asterix and Obélix Obelix take them out. They were also effective in ''Astérix ''Asterix and Cleopatra'' before Cleopatra reprimanded Caesar for attacking the palace.
* SignificantAnagram: The names of the two alien races in ''Astérix ''Asterix and the Falling Sky'', Tadsilweny and Nagma are anagrams for "WaltDisney" "Creator/WaltDisney" and "{{Manga}}", respectively.



* TheSnarkKnight: Astérix in the first live-action movie adaption.
* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: Besides having a DarkerAndEdgier tone than usual, ''Astérix and the Laurel Wreath'' takes place entirely outside of the Gaulish village (save for the very last page) and features none of the usual characters other than Astérix and Obélix (save for a couple of scenes with Vitalstatistix and Impedimenta during the HowWeGotHere portion of the story).

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* TheSnarkKnight: Astérix Asterix in the first live-action movie adaption.
* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: Besides having a DarkerAndEdgier tone than usual, ''Astérix ''Asterix and the Laurel Wreath'' takes place entirely outside of the Gaulish village (save for the very last page) and features none of the usual characters other than Astérix Asterix and Obélix Obelix (save for a couple of scenes with Vitalstatistix and Impedimenta during the HowWeGotHere portion of the story).



** Speech bubbles turn green as characters are influenced by the seeds of discord sewn by Convolvulus in ''Astérix and the Roman Agent''.

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** Speech bubbles turn green as characters are influenced by the seeds of discord sewn by Convolvulus in ''Astérix ''Asterix and the Roman Agent''.



** And in one truly strange example, the tax collector that Astérix robs in ''Astérix and the Cauldron'' speaks in forms:

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** And in one truly strange example, the tax collector that Astérix Asterix robs in ''Astérix ''Asterix and the Cauldron'' speaks in forms:



-->'''Astérix:''' Give us your money if you don't want to get thumped!\\

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-->'''Astérix:''' -->'''Asterix:''' Give us your money if you don't want to get thumped!\\



* SpikedWheels: Dubbelosix's chariot in ''Astérix and the Black Gold''.

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* SpikedWheels: Dubbelosix's chariot in ''Astérix ''Asterix and the Black Gold''.



** In ''Astérix and the Laurel Wreath'', Astérix and Obélix need to get close to Caesar and get themselves taken on as slaves by who they think is one of his advisors. He turns out to have nothing to do with Caesar so they attempt to get themselves dismissed. One attempt is by cooking the most revolting dinner they can think of with the worst possible ingredients; it turns out the Gauls accidentally create the ideal hangover cure.
** In ''Astérix and the Soothsayer'', all of the phony soothsayer's attempts to convince the Roman General he's not a really a soothsayer only convince him even more that he's a real soothsayer.
* TheStarscream: Invoked by Astérix, Obélix, and Getafix in ''Astérix and the Goths''; Getafix and Astérix realize that the Germanic peoples would ransack them too, and so stir up a little civil war.

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** In ''Astérix ''Asterix and the Laurel Wreath'', Astérix Asterix and Obélix Obelix need to get close to Caesar and get themselves taken on as slaves by who they think is one of his advisors. He turns out to have nothing to do with Caesar so they attempt to get themselves dismissed. One attempt is by cooking the most revolting dinner they can think of with the worst possible ingredients; it turns out the Gauls accidentally create the ideal hangover cure.
** In ''Astérix ''Asterix and the Soothsayer'', all of the phony soothsayer's attempts to convince the Roman General he's not a really a soothsayer only convince him even more that he's a real soothsayer.
* TheStarscream: Invoked by Astérix, Obélix, Asterix, Obelix, and Getafix in ''Astérix ''Asterix and the Goths''; Getafix and Astérix Asterix realize that the Germanic peoples would ransack them too, and so stir up a little civil war.



** The village is destroyed in ''Astérix and Son'', but by the end of the story, Caesar promises to rebuild it as thanks for the Gauls protecting [[spoiler:his son]]. He even ''joins the Gauls in their ending feast''... but he still tries to conquer the village in later stories.

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** The village is destroyed in ''Astérix ''Asterix and Son'', but by the end of the story, Caesar promises to rebuild it as thanks for the Gauls protecting [[spoiler:his son]]. He even ''joins the Gauls in their ending feast''... but he still tries to conquer the village in later stories.



* StoutStrength: Obélix. He's the most "well-covered" but also the strongest character.

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* StoutStrength: Obélix.Obelix. He's the most "well-covered" but also the strongest character.



** Bravura in ''Astérix and the Secret Weapon''. Although [[StrawmanHasAPoint she makes some valid points]].

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** Bravura in ''Astérix ''Asterix and the Secret Weapon''. Although [[StrawmanHasAPoint she makes some valid points]].



* SymbolSwearing: All the time, leading to a great gag in ''Astérix the Legionary'' where the interpreter translates Centurion Purpus' expletives into Gothic and then back again. Goscinny has a habit of making them quite intricate and grotesque.

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* SymbolSwearing: All the time, leading to a great gag in ''Astérix ''Asterix the Legionary'' where the interpreter translates Centurion Purpus' expletives into Gothic and then back again. Goscinny has a habit of making them quite intricate and grotesque.



** The [[{{Manga}} Nagma]] in ''Astérix and the Falling Sky'' are intended to be a swipe at Japanese comics in general. In contrast, the Tadsilweny are a not-so-subtle AffectionateParody of [[{{Eagleland}} Americans]], and as such are treated much more sympathetically than the Nagma (although there is a parody of foreign policy).

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** The [[{{Manga}} Nagma]] in ''Astérix ''Asterix and the Falling Sky'' are intended to be a swipe at Japanese comics in general. In contrast, the Tadsilweny are a not-so-subtle AffectionateParody of [[{{Eagleland}} Americans]], and as such are treated much more sympathetically than the Nagma (although there is a parody of foreign policy).



** ''Astérix and the Secret Weapon'' was pretty much one big TakeThat to the Feminist movement.

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** ''Astérix ''Asterix and the Secret Weapon'' was pretty much one big TakeThat to the Feminist movement.



** ''Astérix in Switzerland'' opens with with the Roman governor Varius Flavus poisoning the food of Quaestor Vexatius Sinusitus in an attempt to dispose of him before Sinusistus can uncover Flavus' embezzlement.
** Also the Special Iced Arsenic Cake from ''Astérix and Cleopatra'', which isn't so much poisoned as it is made entirely out of poison.

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** ''Astérix ''Asterix in Switzerland'' opens with with the Roman governor Varius Flavus poisoning the food of Quaestor Vexatius Sinusitus in an attempt to dispose of him before Sinusistus can uncover Flavus' embezzlement.
** Also the Special Iced Arsenic Cake from ''Astérix ''Asterix and Cleopatra'', which isn't so much poisoned as it is made entirely out of poison.



** Lampshaded somewhat in ''Astérix and the Normans'': Astérix reports to the chief that the Normans have landed, and Obélix adds that amusingly, they all have names that end in -af. [[HypocriticalHumor The chief then calls several of the Gauls all with names ending in -ix to tell them about this silliness.]]
** Astérix and Obélix are connected by more than just the ending: ''asterisk'' and ''obelisk'' are the punctuation marks used to indicate first and second footnotes.

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** Lampshaded somewhat in ''Astérix ''Asterix and the Normans'': Astérix Asterix reports to the chief that the Normans have landed, and Obélix Obelix adds that amusingly, they all have names that end in -af. [[HypocriticalHumor The chief then calls several of the Gauls all with names ending in -ix to tell them about this silliness.]]
** Astérix Asterix and Obélix Obelix are connected by more than just the ending: ''asterisk'' and ''obelisk'' are the punctuation marks used to indicate first and second footnotes.



* ThisIsGonnaSuck: Any incident in which the Romans end up herded towards the Gaulish village without some kind of massive advantage typically has them moving forward as slowly as possible and sweating a lot. In particular, Caius Bonus, in the film ''Astérix and Obélix versus Caesar'', gets to do a ''lot'' of facial expressions that are variations on "today is not going to be much fun".

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* ThisIsGonnaSuck: Any incident in which the Romans end up herded towards the Gaulish village without some kind of massive advantage typically has them moving forward as slowly as possible and sweating a lot. In particular, Caius Bonus, in the film ''Astérix ''Asterix and Obélix Obelix versus Caesar'', gets to do a ''lot'' of facial expressions that are variations on "today is not going to be much fun".



** Cacofonix also attends the feast in ''Astérix the Gaul'' and ''Astérix and the Chieftain's Shield'', even though he did not contribute anything to help save the day. He didn't try to sing (as far as the readers can tell); that's good enough.
** At the end of ''Astérix and the Cauldron'', the pirates get the gold-filled cauldron after having been unfairly accused of stealing it and beaten up by Astérix and Obélix when in fact they were actually trying to go legit. Even the narrator exclaims, "And for once the pirates are happy!"

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** Cacofonix also attends the feast in ''Astérix ''Asterix the Gaul'' and ''Astérix ''Asterix and the Chieftain's Shield'', even though he did not contribute anything to help save the day. He didn't try to sing (as far as the readers can tell); that's good enough.
** At the end of ''Astérix ''Asterix and the Cauldron'', the pirates get the gold-filled cauldron after having been unfairly accused of stealing it and beaten up by Astérix Asterix and Obélix Obelix when in fact they were actually trying to go legit. Even the narrator exclaims, "And for once the pirates are happy!"



* TimeSkip: ''Astérix and Obélix's Birthday: The Golden Book'' has a scene that takes place 50 years after the normal timeline of the books, depicting the characters as old men.
* TokenRomance: While this almost never happens in the actual books (just once: Obélix is briefly smitten with Panacea in ''Astérix the Legionary''), it is surprisingly common for the various film adaptations to add some sort of unnecessary romance subplot. To count those:
** ''Astérix Conquers America'': Astérix and Obélix are tempted to stay in America because of [[TheChiefsDaughter a beautiful Native American chieftain's daughter]]. In the book, they want to leave because Obélix was terrified by the prospect of romance, let alone marriage, to the daughter of who they thought was a Roman.
** ''Astérix and Obélix Take on Caesar'': Obélix's attraction to Panacea is a subplot. This is taken from the books, but it is played much more seriously here. In fairness, Panacea ''is'' played by Laetitia Casta [[spoiler: which might explain why she has magical doubles of herself, a plot point which wasn't in ''Astérix the Legionary'' (the book from whence Panacea comes)]].
** ''Astérix: Mission Cleopatra'': Astérix is given a love interest in the form of Cleopatra's handmaiden Givemeakis (who was not there in the book).
** ''Astérix and the Vikings'': Justforkix is given a love interest in the form of Chief Timandahaf's daughter Abba.
** ''Astérix at the Olympic Games'': The whole plot is altered so that the Gauls enter the Olympic games to help a Gaul named Lovesix to win the heart of the Greek princess Irina, or else she'll have to marry Brutus. Irina and Lovesix are little more than {{Satellite Love Interest}}s for each other.

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* TimeSkip: ''Astérix ''Asterix and Obélix's Obelix's Birthday: The Golden Book'' has a scene that takes place 50 years after the normal timeline of the books, depicting the characters as old men.
* TokenRomance: While this almost never happens in the actual books (just once: Obélix Obelix is briefly smitten with Panacea in ''Astérix ''Asterix the Legionary''), it is surprisingly common for the various film adaptations to add some sort of unnecessary romance subplot. To count those:
** ''Astérix ''Asterix Conquers America'': Astérix Asterix and Obélix Obelix are tempted to stay in America because of [[TheChiefsDaughter a beautiful Native American chieftain's daughter]]. In the book, they want to leave because Obélix Obelix was terrified by the prospect of romance, let alone marriage, to the daughter of who they thought was a Roman.
** ''Astérix ''Asterix and Obélix Obelix Take on Caesar'': Obélix's Obelix's attraction to Panacea is a subplot. This is taken from the books, but it is played much more seriously here. In fairness, Panacea ''is'' played by Laetitia Casta [[spoiler: which might explain why she has magical doubles of herself, a plot point which wasn't in ''Astérix ''Asterix the Legionary'' (the book from whence Panacea comes)]].
** ''Astérix: ''Asterix: Mission Cleopatra'': Astérix Asterix is given a love interest in the form of Cleopatra's handmaiden Givemeakis (who was not there in the book).
** ''Astérix ''Asterix and the Vikings'': Justforkix is given a love interest in the form of Chief Timandahaf's daughter Abba.
** ''Astérix ''Asterix at the Olympic Games'': The whole plot is altered so that the Gauls enter the Olympic games to help a Gaul named Lovesix to win the heart of the Greek princess Irina, or else she'll have to marry Brutus. Irina and Lovesix are little more than {{Satellite Love Interest}}s for each other.



* TooDumbToLive: The legionaries in 'Astérix and the Goths'; once they realise that the "Goths" they are looking for are disguised as Romans, chaos ensues and they run around capturing one another. This could double as a CrowningMomentOfFunny... but not for their leader, the unhappy General Cantankerus:

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* TooDumbToLive: The legionaries in 'Astérix ''Asterix and the Goths'; Goths''; once they realise that the "Goths" they are looking for are disguised as Romans, chaos ensues and they run around capturing one another. This could double as a CrowningMomentOfFunny... but not Not so funny for their leader, the unhappy General Cantankerus:



** There's the additional running gag in which he falls off the shield for some reason at least once per story.
** There was one story where Vitalstatistix's shield bearers quit, and he appointed Astérix and Obélix as their replacements. Since the height difference between them is even greater than the usual shield bearers', this didn't work out so well.
** Pity the shield bearers when Impedimenta decides she wants to come, too.
** Also, whenever Cleopatra suddenly shows up some place, she's always sitting on a gigantic golden sphinx-shaped chair on wheels pulled by slaves flanked by dancers and trumpeters. She has at least once referred to one such appearance as "dropping by incognito". (A ShoutOut to Creator/ElizabethTaylor's spectacular entrance into Rome in ''Film/{{Cleopatra}}''.)
** The one time she showed up on a more traditional (yet still quite ostentatious) litter that was ''still'' accompanied by a handful of dancers, she acted like someone who ran out of the house embarrassingly under-dressed.
*** Not ''quite'' as absurd as it sounds as she has at least twice performed ''a StealthHiBye'' this way!

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** *** There's the additional running gag in which he falls off the shield for some reason at least once per story.
** *** There was one story where Vitalstatistix's shield bearers quit, and he appointed Astérix Asterix and Obélix Obelix as their replacements. Since the height difference between them is even greater than the usual shield bearers', this didn't work out so well.
** *** Pity the shield bearers when Impedimenta decides she wants to come, too.
** Also, whenever Cleopatra suddenly shows up some place, she's always sitting on a gigantic golden sphinx-shaped chair on wheels pulled by slaves flanked by dancers and trumpeters. She has at least once referred to one such appearance as "dropping by incognito". (A ShoutOut to Creator/ElizabethTaylor's spectacular entrance into Rome in ''Film/{{Cleopatra}}''.)
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) The one time she showed up on a more traditional (yet still quite ostentatious) litter that was ''still'' accompanied by a handful of dancers, she acted like someone who ran out of the house embarrassingly under-dressed.
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under-dressed. Not ''quite'' as absurd as it sounds as she has at least twice performed ''a StealthHiBye'' this way!



* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Obélix will often ask for wild boar in completely unfitting situations.

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* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Obélix Obelix will often ask for wild boar in completely unfitting situations.



* UndefeatableLittleVillage: The town where Astérix lives is probably the UrExample of this trope.

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* UndefeatableLittleVillage: The town where Astérix Asterix lives is probably the UrExample of this trope.



* VillainSong: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shi9C368X0s&feature=related Le pudding à l'arsenic]] in Astérix and Cleopatra. English version: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PezO_Vmqhgg&feature=related The Arsenic Cake Song]]

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* VillainSong: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shi9C368X0s&feature=related com/watch?v=shi9C368X0s Le pudding à l'arsenic]] in Astérix Asterix and Cleopatra. English version: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PezO_Vmqhgg&feature=related com/watch?v=PezO_Vmqhgg The Arsenic Cake Song]]Song.]]



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

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



* WallOfText: In ''Astérix and the Actress'', there was a Roman civil war, and Obélix asked why were the Romans fighting against each other. Astérix explained with a wall of text: Caesar, Pompeius and Crassus once ruled in the First Triumvirate, until the death of Crassus. Then, Caesar removed Pompeius and became dictator. Pompeius remained as Caesar's enemy, and he was gathering allies within the Romans in Gaul, to fight against Caesar and get to the government, which is the reason why Astérix and Obélix were encountering Romans fighting among themselves. Obélix, did you understand? "No. The only thing I understood is that [[CatchPhrase THOSE ROMANS ARE CRAZY!]]".
* WallpaperCamouflage: The spy in the animated ''Astérix and Cleopatra''.

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* WallOfText: In ''Astérix ''Asterix and the Actress'', there was a Roman civil war, and Obélix Obelix asked why were the Romans fighting against each other. Astérix Asterix explained with a wall of text: Caesar, Pompeius and Crassus once ruled in the First Triumvirate, until the death of Crassus. Then, Caesar removed Pompeius and became dictator. Pompeius remained as Caesar's enemy, and he was gathering allies within the Romans in Gaul, to fight against Caesar and get to the government, which is the reason why Astérix Asterix and Obélix Obelix were encountering Romans fighting among themselves. Obélix, Obelix, did you understand? "No. The only thing I understood is that [[CatchPhrase THOSE ROMANS ARE CRAZY!]]".
* WallpaperCamouflage: The spy in the animated ''Astérix ''Asterix and Cleopatra''.



** There's also the moment in ''Astérix and the Cauldron'', where Obélix wants to tell stories about his and Astérix's adventures to raise money, but Astérix sees no monetary value in it.
-->'''Obélix:''' We could call it ''The Adventures of Obélix the Gaul'' and...\\
'''Astérix:''' Oh, shut up.
* WilliamTelling: Subverted in ''Astérix in Switzerland'' by the arrow hitting the bull's eye of the intended target, when it looked like it might have hit the apple on the kid's head. The eyewitnesses feel disappointed, but can't explain why.

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** There's also the moment in ''Astérix ''Asterix and the Cauldron'', where Obélix Obelix wants to tell stories about his and Astérix's Asterix's adventures to raise money, but Astérix Asterix sees no monetary value in it.
-->'''Obélix:''' -->'''Obelix:''' We could call it ''The Adventures of Obélix Obelix the Gaul'' and...\\
'''Astérix:''' '''Asterix:''' Oh, shut up.
* WilliamTelling: Subverted in ''Astérix ''Asterix in Switzerland'' by the arrow hitting the bull's eye of the intended target, when it looked like it might have hit the apple on the kid's head. The eyewitnesses feel disappointed, but can't explain why.



** Julius Caesar's secret weapon in ''Astérix and the Secret Weapon'' is an all-female army, intended to exploit the Gaulish code of chivalry against striking women.

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** Julius Caesar's secret weapon in ''Astérix ''Asterix and the Secret Weapon'' is an all-female army, intended to exploit the Gaulish code of chivalry against striking women.



** In ''Obélix and Co.'', Caius Preposterous has to resort to this, when his attempts at giving a straight explanation of how economics work to Obélix fails. Obélix gets the impression that ''all'' businessmen speak like that, which is how he explains the economic system to the people he hires.
** The Nagma in ''Astérix and the Falling Sky'' speaks in stereotypically broken English, as Obélix helpfully points out.
--->'''Obélix:''' He doesn't talk like us, either! He talks funny!
* ZorroMark: In ''Astérix and Caesar's Gift'', Astérix duels with a Roman and carves a Z into his tunic. With dialogue lifted from ''Theatre/CyranoDeBergerac''. The English translators lifted dialogue from ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'' instead, as they felt the audience would not be sufficiently familiar with ''Cyrano''. The Roman also brags that he served in the Pontifex Maximus' Guards, footnoted as "[[Literature/TheThreeMusketeers A sort of Cardinal of the period]]."

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** In ''Obélix ''Obelix and Co.'', Caius Preposterous has to resort to this, when his attempts at giving a straight explanation of how economics work to Obélix Obelix fails. Obélix Obelix gets the impression that ''all'' businessmen speak like that, which is how he explains the economic system to the people he hires.
** The Nagma in ''Astérix ''Asterix and the Falling Sky'' speaks in stereotypically broken English, as Obélix Obelix helpfully points out.
--->'''Obélix:''' --->'''Obelix:''' He doesn't talk like us, either! He talks funny!
* ZorroMark: In ''Astérix ''Asterix and Caesar's Gift'', Astérix Asterix duels with a Roman and carves a Z into his tunic. With dialogue lifted from ''Theatre/CyranoDeBergerac''. The English translators lifted dialogue from ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'' instead, as they felt the audience would not be sufficiently familiar with ''Cyrano''. The Roman also brags that he served in the Pontifex Maximus' Guards, footnoted as "[[Literature/TheThreeMusketeers A sort of Cardinal of the period]]."
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** In ''Asterix and Obelix All at Sea'', [[spoiler: Obélix, who had been turned into stone by a magical potion overdose, regains life with a medicine from Getafix, but he has the body of a six year old, with no supernatural strength. Later, while still in his child form, a totally helpless Obélix witness how Astérix, unconscious, is about to be thrown to the sea. Suddenly, in a matter of seconds, Obélix turns again into his adult form and his formidable strength, thus being able to save Astérix. When Astérix asks Obélix how he recovered his adult body just in time, Obélix guesses that it was from the fear of seeing him in danger. No further explanation is given about how seeing a friend in danger could revert the effects of the Getafix’s medicine.]]

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** In ''Asterix and Obelix All at Sea'', [[spoiler: Obélix, who had been turned into stone by a magical potion overdose, regains life with a medicine from Getafix, but he has the body of a six year old, with no supernatural strength. Later, while still in his child form, a totally helpless Obélix witness how Astérix, unconscious, is about to be thrown to the sea. Suddenly, in a matter of seconds, Obélix turns again into his adult form and his formidable strength, thus being able to save Astérix. When Astérix asks Obélix how he recovered his adult body just in time, Obélix guesses that it was from the fear of seeing him in danger. No further explanation is given about how in Earth seeing a friend in danger could revert the effects of the Getafix’s medicine.]]
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* BraggingThemeTune: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcqQNIKK4YA Astérix Est Là]]", made by Plastic Bertrand for ''Asterix Versus Caesar''.



* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: in ''Astérix and Caesar's Gift'', a legionary who's about to be discharged and get a plot of land as all veterans at the end of their service is caught insulting Caesar. Caesar punished him with the eponymous gift: THE GAULISH VILLAGE.

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* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: CoolAndUnusualPunishment:
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in ''Astérix and Caesar's Gift'', a legionary who's about to be discharged and get a plot of land as all veterans at the end of their service is caught insulting Caesar. Caesar punished him with the eponymous gift: THE GAULISH VILLAGE.



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* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: When a Corsican asks you [[KnightTemplarBigBrother if you like his sister]].

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* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: When a Corsican asks you [[KnightTemplarBigBrother if you like his sister]]. If you say you don't like her, he'll feel you've insulted her. If you say you like her, he'll kill you for daring to flirt with her.



--> '''Soldiers:''' Working all night? What at?
--> '''Salamix:''' I'm not saying! The Praetor told me not to tell anyone we're clearing the warehouses.

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--> '''Soldiers:''' -->'''Soldiers:''' Working all night? What at?
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at?\\
'''Salamix:''' I'm not saying! The Praetor told me not to tell anyone we're clearing the warehouses.



* ImageSong / BraggingThemeTune: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcqQNIKK4YA Astérix Est Là]]", made by Plastic Bertrand for ''Asterix Versus Caesar''.



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* {{Miniature Senior Citizen|s}}: Geriatrix and the Corsicans.

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* {{Miniature Senior Citizen|s}}: Geriatrix and the elderly Corsicans.



--> [[NoIndoorVoice Nimbus]]:'''[[LargeHam MAGNIFICENT, BY JUNO! THE ART OF CAMOUFLAGE IS STILL ALIVE AND WELL IN THE ROMAN ARMY!]]'''\\

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--> [[NoIndoorVoice Nimbus]]:'''[[LargeHam Nimbus]]:''' [[LargeHam MAGNIFICENT, BY JUNO! THE ART OF CAMOUFLAGE IS STILL ALIVE AND WELL IN THE ROMAN ARMY!]]'''\\



* NapoleonDelusion: One of Psychoanalytix's patients ''Astérix and the Big Fight'' suffers from this. Of course, Bonaparte didn't live until centuries later, so no-one knows who the man thinks he is.

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* NapoleonDelusion: NapoleonDelusion:
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One of Psychoanalytix's patients ''Astérix and the Big Fight'' suffers from this. Of course, Bonaparte didn't live until centuries later, so no-one knows who the man thinks he is.



* NationalStereotypes: The populations that Astérix and Obélix encounter are [[AffectionateParody affectionate parodies]] of nearly every French and European stereotype around. (Less affectionate in the case of the Germans, who are depicted as goose-stepping, pickelhaube-wearing Goths, complete with banners reminiscent of [[ThoseWackyNazis the Third Reich]], though later books have a few examples of more sympathetic German characters. Like the German(ic) "tourists" in Spain.)

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* NationalStereotypes: NationalStereotypes:
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The populations that Astérix and Obélix encounter are [[AffectionateParody affectionate parodies]] of nearly every French and European stereotype around. (Less affectionate in the case of the Germans, who are depicted as goose-stepping, pickelhaube-wearing Goths, complete with banners reminiscent of [[ThoseWackyNazis the Third Reich]], though later books have a few examples of more sympathetic German characters. Like the German(ic) "tourists" in Spain.)



* NightOfTheLivingMooks: Astérix faces an army of the dead while trying to make it through the night in a haunted battlefield in ''The Twelve Tasks of Astérix''. He chides them for waking him up.



** Spoofed in ''Astérix and the Black Gold'', where, when lost in the middle eastern desert, they encounter a succession of warbands from different regional ancient peoples... who all happen to be at war with at least one one of the other warbands encountered. And except for clothes/armor, [[YouALLLookFamiliar they all look the same]].

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** Spoofed in ''Astérix and the Black Gold'', where, when lost in the middle eastern desert, they encounter a succession of warbands from different regional ancient peoples... who all happen to be at war with at least one one of the other warbands encountered. And except for clothes/armor, [[YouALLLookFamiliar they all look the same]].



* PunchClockVillain: The majority of the Roman legionaries. They are mostly just conscripts who are often forced to engage the gauls. In several albums it's shown that the soldiers manning the four forts prefer to just sit out their tour of duty.

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* PunchClockVillain: The majority of the Roman legionaries. They are mostly just conscripts who are often forced to engage the gauls.Gauls. In several albums it's shown that the soldiers manning the four forts prefer to just sit out their tour of duty.



* ReassignedToAntarctica: In ''Astérix in Corsica'', it's explained that the island's garrisons are a dumping ground for hopeless elements of the Roman Legion. Also, at the end of ''Astérix the Gaul'', a displeased Caesar reassigns an officer to an outpost in Mongolia(!) ([[EtTuBrute Brutus]] gets the same treatment in ''Astérix and Son''). In ''Astérix vs Caesar'', an overeager young officer is transferred to a post in the Sahara, as punishment for an unauthorized raid that captured Vitalstatistix's niece Panacea, which his centurion (correctly) believes that the Gauls will consider grounds for levelling the camp.
** The beginning of the plot behind ''Asterix and Caesar's Gift'' revolves around this. The Roman guard are to be given plots of land for serving twenty years in the ranks, but Tresmendelirious is a drunkard who has never been sober for any of them. As punishment, Caeser decides that his plot of land should be "[[UndefeatableLittleVillage a little village by the seaside in Amorica... surrounded by fortified Roman camps]]". Technically averted when Tremensdelirious gives his plot of land to an inn keeper for a hunk of bread and a few mugs of wine.

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* ReassignedToAntarctica: ReassignedToAntarctica:
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In ''Astérix in Corsica'', it's explained that the island's garrisons are a dumping ground for hopeless elements of the Roman Legion. Legion.
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Also, at the end of ''Astérix the Gaul'', a displeased Caesar reassigns an officer to an outpost in Mongolia(!) ([[EtTuBrute Brutus]] gets the same treatment in ''Astérix and Son''). Son'').
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In ''Astérix vs Caesar'', an overeager young officer is transferred to a post in the Sahara, as punishment for an unauthorized raid that captured Vitalstatistix's niece Panacea, which his centurion (correctly) believes that the Gauls will consider grounds for levelling leveling the camp.
** The beginning of the plot behind ''Asterix and Caesar's Gift'' revolves around this. The Roman guard are to be given plots of land for serving twenty years in the ranks, but Tresmendelirious is a drunkard who has never been sober for any of them. As punishment, Caeser Caesar decides that his plot of land should be "[[UndefeatableLittleVillage a little village by the seaside in Amorica...Armorica... surrounded by fortified Roman camps]]". Technically averted when Tremensdelirious gives his plot of land to an inn keeper innkeeper for a hunk of bread and a few mugs of wine.



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* SceneryPorn: Uderzo has a great hand when drawing ancient Rome, Athens or Jerusalem. In ''Astérix in Corsica'': Uderzo and Goscinny were so impressed with the scenery of the island when they vacationed there that they decided to make this album just to put it in.

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* SceneryPorn: Uderzo has a great hand when drawing ancient Rome, Athens or Jerusalem. In ''Astérix in Corsica'': Corsica'', Uderzo and Goscinny were so impressed with the scenery of the island when they vacationed there that they decided to make this album just to put it in.



** Lampshaded somewhat in ''Astérix and the Normans'': Astérix reports to the chief that the Normans have landed, and Obélix adds that amusingly, they all have names that end in -af. [[HypocriticalHumor The chief then calls several of the Gauls all with names ending in -ix to tell them about this sillyness.]]

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** Lampshaded somewhat in ''Astérix and the Normans'': Astérix reports to the chief that the Normans have landed, and Obélix adds that amusingly, they all have names that end in -af. [[HypocriticalHumor The chief then calls several of the Gauls all with names ending in -ix to tell them about this sillyness.silliness.]]



** Cacofonix also attended the feast in ''Astérix the Gaul'' and ''Astérix and the Chieftain's Shield'', even though he did not contribute anything to help save the day. He didn't try to sing (as far as the readers could tell). That was good enough.

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** Cacofonix also attended attends the feast in ''Astérix the Gaul'' and ''Astérix and the Chieftain's Shield'', even though he did not contribute anything to help save the day. He didn't try to sing (as far as the readers could tell). That was can tell); that's good enough.
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