History ComicBook / Asterix

8th Jan '17 9:40:31 AM Brynhild.Svanhvit
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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.]]
6th Jan '17 12:56:59 AM StFan
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!!Tropes:

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!!''Astérix'' provides examples of:



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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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'''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.
24th Dec '16 12:11:33 PM nombretomado
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** 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 AroundTheWorldInEightyDays.

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** 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 AroundTheWorldInEightyDays.''Literature/AroundTheWorldInEightyDays''.
22nd Dec '16 6:56:05 AM starofjusticev21
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** In ''Astérix et le coup du menhir'' (''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'' (''and (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.
22nd Dec '16 6:54:47 AM starofjusticev21
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** In ''Astérix et le coup du menhir'', 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'', menhir'' (''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.
19th Dec '16 7:17:44 AM Gosicrystal
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* BigEater: Obélix, totally.
-->'''Astérix:''' For starters, two boars!\\
'''Obélix:''' [[IllTakeTwoBeersToo And two for me!]]
** 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: Also Obélix.

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* BigEater: Obélix, totally.
-->'''Astérix:''' For starters, two boars!\\
'''Obélix:''' [[IllTakeTwoBeersToo And two for me!]]
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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!
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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: Also Obélix.



* CantHoldHisLiquor: Obélix.

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* CatapultToGlory
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* ComicallyMissingThePoint: 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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* ComicallyMissingThePoint: ComicallyMissingThePoint:
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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".



* CompletelyDifferentTitle: A few English titles miss the original title (Asterix and The Discord > ''Asterix and the Roman Agent'', The Odyssey of Asterix > ''Asterix and the Black Gold'') or the PunBasedTitle ([[TourDeFrance Le tour de Gaule]] > ''Asterix and the Banquet'').



* CorruptCorporateExecutive: 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.
** And then there's Preposterus, the guy sent to do an economic takeover of the village. Totally not a young Jacques Chirac.

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* CorruptCorporateExecutive: CorruptCorporateExecutive:
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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 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.
** And then there's Preposterus, the guy Preposterus sent to do an economic takeover of the village. Totally not a young Jacques Chirac.



* 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 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?")
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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.well.
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* GenreShift: ''Astérix and the Falling Sky'', which departs from the usual historical themes into ScienceFiction. Many fans see it as a definite JumpingTheShark moment.

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* GenreShift: ''Astérix and the Falling Sky'', which departs from the usual historical themes into ScienceFiction. Many fans see it as a definite JumpingTheShark moment.



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* JumpingTheShark: Arguably after the death of Goscinny, definitely after Asterix and the Falling Sky. Afterwards Uderzo went into retirement to let Ferri and Conrad create the books. According to fans and critics alike it got better.



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* SpringtimeForHitler: 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.

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* SpringtimeForHitler: SpringtimeForHitler:
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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.



* StrawFeminist: Bravura in ''Astérix and the Secret Weapon''. Although [[StrawmanHasAPoint she makes some valid points]].
** The secret legion also counts.
* SuperSerum: Getafix's potion.

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* StrawFeminist: StrawFeminist:
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Bravura in ''Astérix and the Secret Weapon''. Although [[StrawmanHasAPoint she makes some valid points]].
** The secret legion also counts.
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* TapOnTheHead: Frequently.

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* ThrowTheDogABone

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** Also, 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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** Also, at 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!"



-->'''Cantankerus''': ''(sobbing)'' They're all quite thick, and I'm their leader!

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-->'''Cantankerus''': -->'''Cantankerus:''' ''(sobbing)'' They're all quite thick, and I'm their leader!



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

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* 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 WallOfText: 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!]]".



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* WouldntHitAGirl: 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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* WouldntHitAGirl: WouldntHitAGirl:
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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.



* YouNoTakeCandle

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-->'''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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-->'''Obélix:''' --->'''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''.
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''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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17th Nov '16 3:39:28 AM Reymma
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* BerserkButton
** Don't call Obélix fat. Or hurt his canine pet, Dogmatix. Or [[HeterosexualLifePartners Astérix]].
*** While we're at it, never harm a tree in front of Dogmatix, either, or you'll be facing double jeopardy: the little canine will sink his teeth into your buttocks, after which Obélix will bash your face in for upsetting his dog.
** Cacofonix's singing acts as a Universal BerserkButton for the entire village, too. Especially Fulliautomatix.
** Geriatrix may be a feeble old guy, but make ga-ga eyes at his young hot wife, and he might stick his walking stick up where the sun don't shine.
*** Also, do NOT call him old. He's only 93!
** Don't ever mention the Gaulish Village that still holds out against the invaders (or its invincible occupants) in front of Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar. You will find yourself in the circus - and in those days that didn't mean trapezes and clowns. But they do have the lions.
*** Or you'll end up leading a military expedition against this village. Most generals would prefer the circus.
** Hurting either Astérix or Obélix is equal to signing your own get-thumped-in-the-face-by-the-other warrant.
** For that matter, steer clear of the whole village, just to be on the safe side. The Gauls will send their two best warriors to hunt you down to the ends of the Earth.

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* BerserkButton
BerserkButton: A big part of the humour.
** Don't call Obélix fat. Or hurt his canine pet, Dogmatix. Or [[HeterosexualLifePartners Astérix]].
*** While
Astérix]]. And while we're at it, never harm a tree in front of Dogmatix, either, Dogmatix or you'll be facing double jeopardy: the little canine will sink his teeth into your buttocks, after which Obélix will bash your face in for upsetting his dog.
buttocks.
** Cacofonix's singing acts as a Universal BerserkButton for the entire village, too.village. Especially Fulliautomatix.
** Geriatrix may be a feeble old guy, but make ga-ga eyes at Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar can get touchy about blemishes on his young hot wife, and he might stick his walking stick up where glory, starting with the sun don't shine.
*** Also, do NOT call him old. He's only 93!
** Don't ever mention the Gaulish Village that still holds out against the invaders (or its
invincible occupants) in front of Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar. You will find yourself in the circus - and in those days village that didn't mean trapezes and clowns. But they do have the lions.
*** Or you'll end up leading a military expedition against this village. Most generals would prefer the circus.
** Hurting either Astérix or Obélix is equal to signing your own get-thumped-in-the-face-by-the-other warrant.
** For that matter, steer clear of the whole village, just to be on the safe side. The Gauls will send their two best warriors to hunt you down to the ends of the Earth.
resists his conquest.



** A big part of all the humour in the series, really. Especially ''Astérix and the Roman Agent'' (which could be called ''A Guide To Berserk Buttons In The Astérix Universe'').

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** A big part of all the humour in the series, really. Especially ''Astérix and the Roman Agent'' (which especially is made around this, it could be called ''A Guide To Berserk Buttons In The Astérix Universe'').Universe''.



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

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



** Even worse in ''Asterix and the Britons'', where warm beer and boar boiled in mint sauce is considered a culinary abomination (even the legionaries threatened with being boiled and thrown to the lions with mint sauce protest that it's horrible- the poor beasts).
* TheBlacksmith: Fulliautomatix

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** Even worse in ''Asterix and the Britons'', where warm beer and boar boiled in mint sauce is considered a culinary abomination (even the legionaries threatened with being boiled and thrown to the lions with mint sauce protest that it's horrible- horrible to the poor beasts).
* TheBlacksmith: FulliautomatixFulliautomatix, with his muscular, broad-shouldered build (most of the village men are drawn pudgy) and a hammer he carries everywhere. However, no-one in the village seems to use the weapons he makes.



* BloodKnight: The entire village. The definition gets more complicated when one notices that, without the magic potion, they are very reluctant to fight. They seem to like a CurbStompBattle more than a real fight...
** They seem to love real fights too. Just look how their arguments about the fishes usually ends up. The reason why they become so reluctant about fighting when they're out the magic potion is because they know they don't stand a chance against the [[TheSpartanWay highly-trained]] and highly-armored [[TheEmpire Roman]] army without it.
** The one who really enjoys a fight is Obélix. Since the effects of the potion are permanent on him, 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.
** In fact, most of the "barbarian" peoples seen apply as a rule, being various shades of fight-happy {{Proud Warrior Race Guy}}s just itching to pummel somebody into paste at the slightest excuse (usually [[ButtMonkey roman legionnaires]]).

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* BloodKnight: The entire village. The definition gets more complicated when one notices that, without They'll fight the Romans as long as they the magic potion, they are very reluctant to fight. They seem to like a CurbStompBattle more than a real fight...
** They seem to love real fights too. Just look how their arguments about the fishes usually ends up. The reason why they become so reluctant about fighting when they're out the magic potion is because they know they don't stand a chance against the [[TheSpartanWay highly-trained]]
and highly-armored [[TheEmpire Roman]] army fight each other without it.
it. And most of the other non-Roman cultures are various shades of fight-happy, with the [[ButtMonkey legionnaires]] as the usual target.
** The one who really enjoys a fight is Obélix. Since the effects of the potion are permanent on him, he 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.
** In fact, most of the "barbarian" peoples seen apply as a rule, being various shades of fight-happy {{Proud Warrior Race Guy}}s just itching to pummel somebody into paste at the slightest excuse (usually [[ButtMonkey roman legionnaires]]).
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* BloodSport: [[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.
** The gladiatorial scenes, obviously.

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* 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.
** The gladiatorial scenes, obviously.
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* BoomerangBigot: The pirate captain fears Gauls on the basis that they could be Asterix and Obelix, but he appears to be a Gaul himself, even using the phrase "by Toutatis" as the Gauls do.
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* 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, with Dogmatix howling by their side.

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* 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, loudly (twice), with Dogmatix howling by their side.


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** 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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* CallThatAFormation: The Roman legions tend to have disciplined and realistic (unless Underzo has decided to make them form up in some silly shape as a joke) formations, but the magic potion allows the Gauls to smash through them and then defeat the Romans in the chaotic melee that follows.

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* CallThatAFormation: The Roman legions tend to have disciplined and realistic (unless Underzo Uderzo has decided to make them form up in some silly shape as a joke) formations, but the magic potion allows the Gauls to smash through them and then defeat the Romans in the chaotic melee that follows.
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* CallThatAFormation: The Roman legions tend to have disciplined and realistic (unless Underzo has decided to make them form up in some silly shape as a joke) formations, but the magic potion allows the Gauls to smash through them and then defeat the Romans in the chaotic melee that follows.
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