History Comicbook / GastonLagaffe

9th Jan '17 1:29:28 AM Medinoc
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* BunglingInventor: Gaston. Sometimes, his idea is actually pretty solid, but he lacks the engineering skills to implement it properly. Examples include his library lifter which couldn't handle the weight of the dictionaries he was trying to get, and his pneumatic tube system which couldn't handle maximum pressure.

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* BunglingInventor: Gaston. Sometimes, his idea is actually pretty solid, but he lacks the engineering skills to implement it properly.properly, or the foresight to see a predictable failure coming. Examples include his library lifter which couldn't handle the weight of the dictionaries he was trying to get, and his pneumatic tube system which couldn't handle maximum pressure.



** In the original French, Gaston's catch phrase is ''"M'enfin?"''; it's a contracted form of ''Mais enfin?'' (loosely, "What the heck?" or "Huh?").

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** In the original French, Gaston's catch phrase is ''"M'enfin?"''; it's a contracted form of ''Mais enfin?'' (loosely, "What the heck?" or "Huh?"). He says it whenever things don't go as planned, which is quite often due to his lack of foresight.
10th Dec '16 11:59:15 AM Nevermore2002
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* AnimalWrongsGroup: Gaston is a one-man version, accidentally putting the needs of animals above those of his fellow humans (in one case, he rerouted the building's radiators to the outside so the birds would have somewhere warm to stay in winter, while his coworkers were freezing inside).



* AuthorTract: Several of the strips expound Franquin's position on such issues as warfare, pollution and whaling. Gaston has also appeared in a promotional ad strip for Amnesty International in which Gaston has a nightmare of being a tortured political prisoner. It's as awful as you think. Given that Franquin is also the creator of the extremely depressing ''ComicBook/IdeesNoires'' (''Dark Thoughts''), this isn't really surprising.
* AnimalWrongsGroup: Gaston is a one-man version, accidentally putting the needs of animals above those of his fellow humans (in one case, he rerouted the building's radiators to the outside so the birds would have somewhere warm to stay in winter, while his coworkers were freezing inside).

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* AuthorTract: AuthorTract:
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Several of the strips expound Franquin's position on such issues as warfare, pollution and whaling. Gaston has also appeared in a promotional ad strip for Amnesty International in which Gaston has a nightmare of being a tortured political prisoner. It's as awful as you think. Given that Franquin is also the creator of the extremely depressing ''ComicBook/IdeesNoires'' (''Dark Thoughts''), this isn't really surprising.
* AnimalWrongsGroup: Gaston is a one-man version, accidentally putting the needs of animals above those of his fellow humans (in one case, he rerouted the building's radiators ** Franquin utterly hated parking meters. He believed parking should be free for everyone. Needless to the outside so the birds would have somewhere warm to stay in winter, while his coworkers say, this explain why they were freezing inside).constantly targeted by Gaston's destructive antics.
24th Nov '16 5:42:00 PM Furienna
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** In Swedish, "M'enfin" is normally translated as "Jösses" (which really is a mild Swedish oath based on a distortion of the name of [[JesusChrist Jesus]]. But as for Prunelle, the Swedish translation retains the original "rogntudju", presumably because it sounds funny, or possibly because no-one considered that it's supposed to mean anything.

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** In Swedish, "M'enfin" is normally translated as "Jösses" (which really is a mild Swedish oath based on a distortion of the name of [[JesusChrist Jesus]].Jesus]]). But as for Prunelle, the Swedish translation retains the original "rogntudju", presumably because it sounds funny, or possibly because no-one considered that it's supposed to mean anything.



* StrawberryShorthand: One of Gaston's "famous" food dishes is cod with strawberries. Most people find it disgusting, but a few people are curious enough to try it.

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* StrawberryShorthand: One of Gaston's "famous" food dishes is cod with strawberries. Most people find it disgusting, but a few people are curious enough willing to try it.
24th Nov '16 4:49:28 AM Furienna
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* LethallyStupid: Gaston loves making scientific experiences. But ith all the disasters he causes, it's a miracle everyone around him is still ''alive''...

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* LethallyStupid: Gaston loves making scientific experiences. But ith with all the disasters he causes, it's a miracle everyone around him is still ''alive''...



* OfficeLady: Mam'zelle Jeanne. Her first appearance was when Gaston went around the office looking for a secretary to take to a costume party: he passed over the pretty ones and chose Jeanne, the plainest of the lot, because of her long ponytail (which ended up as part of his centaur outfit).

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* OfficeLady: Mam'zelle Jeanne. Her first appearance was when Gaston went around the office looking for a secretary to take to a costume party: he passed over the pretty ones and chose Jeanne, the plainest of the lot, because of her long ponytail (which ended up as part of his centaur outfit). [[note]]To be fair though, Gaston had a visible blush when he asked her out that time. So it seems that he liked her already then. She was not happy with being a centaur's behind though...[[/note]]



* ProgressivelyPrettier: Jeanne was originally meant to be homely and quite grotesque-looking, but she has evolved into becoming very pretty. Franquin never intended to make her permanent at first, but since all the (admittedly pretty) other office ladies either quit their jobs or had other romantic interests and she was the only one left, he decided to have her mature. She's more or less the same age as Gaston, and Franquin always said that his character was never older than 18.

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* ProgressivelyPrettier: Jeanne was originally meant to be homely and quite grotesque-looking, but she has evolved into becoming very rather pretty. Franquin never intended to make her permanent at first, but since all the (admittedly pretty) other office ladies either quit their jobs or had other romantic interests and she was the only one left, he decided to have her mature. She's more or less the same age as Gaston, and Franquin always said that his character was never older than 18.



* StrawberryShorthand: One of Gaston's "famous" food dishes is cod with strawberries. Most people find it disgusting, but a few people are curious enough to try it.



* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Prunelle replaced Fantasio as the "mean boss" role. This was because Franquin didn't want Fantasio to be appearing both in the ''Gaston'' series and the ''Spirou'' series when he stopped writing ''Spirou''. Played with as Prunelle is visually very different from Fantasio (Fantasio was clean-shaven, blond, a non-smoker and always wearing a suit; Prunelle has dark hair, a beard, chain smokes cigarettes and pipes and dresses more casually), more vulgar and more prone to harm Gaston.
** Correction: Fantasio does smoke pipe.

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* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Prunelle replaced Fantasio as the "mean boss" role. This was because Franquin didn't want Fantasio to be appearing both in the ''Gaston'' series and the ''Spirou'' series when he stopped writing ''Spirou''. Played with as Prunelle is visually very different from Fantasio (Fantasio was clean-shaven, blond, a non-smoker blond and always wearing a suit; Prunelle has dark hair, hair and a beard, chain smokes cigarettes and pipes and dresses more casually), casually and is more vulgar and more prone to harm Gaston.
** Correction: Fantasio does smoke pipe.
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* WalkingDisasterArea: Gaston really doesn't want to harm anyone, but due to his total lack of common sense he causes huge disasters no matter what he does. Even when he IS careful, and DOES demonstrate common sense, he's unlucky - or someone or something else triggers a disaster.

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* WalkingDisasterArea: Gaston really doesn't want to harm anyone, but due to his total lack of common sense he causes huge disasters no matter what he does. Even when he IS careful, careful and DOES demonstrate common sense, he's unlucky - or someone or something else triggers a disaster.
24th Nov '16 4:19:45 AM Furienna
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* LethallyStupid: Gaston loves making scientific experiences. Too bad he doesn't know anything about science... or safety. With all the disasters he causes, it's a miracle everyone around him is still ''alive''...

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* LethallyStupid: Gaston loves making scientific experiences. Too bad he doesn't know anything about science... or safety. With But ith all the disasters he causes, it's a miracle everyone around him is still ''alive''...
24th Nov '16 4:12:48 AM Furienna
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* CompletelyDifferentTitle: The main character gets a local name in some translations, so the title of the comic changes to reflect this fact. He is called Guust Flater in Dutch, Tomás el Gafe in Spanish, Sergi Grapes in Catalan, Viggo in Norwegian, Danish and Icelandic, Niilo Pielinen in Finnish, Gaša Šeprtlja in Serbian and Şapşal Gazi in Turkish.



* HeroesWantRedheads: Mademoiselle Jeanne

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* HeroesWantRedheads: Mademoiselle JeanneJeanne is a redhead.
24th Nov '16 4:08:21 AM Furienna
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** In Swedish, "M'enfin" is normally translated as "Jösses" (which really is a mild oath based on a distortion of the name of [[JesusChrist Jesus]]. But as for Prunelle, the Swedish translation retains the original "rogntudju", presumably because it sounds funny, or possibly because no-one considered that it's supposed to mean anything.

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** In Swedish, "M'enfin" is normally translated as "Jösses" (which really is a mild Swedish oath based on a distortion of the name of [[JesusChrist Jesus]]. But as for Prunelle, the Swedish translation retains the original "rogntudju", presumably because it sounds funny, or possibly because no-one considered that it's supposed to mean anything.
24th Nov '16 3:49:27 AM Furienna
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** The swedish translation actually retains the original, presumably because it sounds funny, or possibly because no-one considered that it's supposed to mean anything.

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** The swedish In Swedish, "M'enfin" is normally translated as "Jösses" (which really is a mild oath based on a distortion of the name of [[JesusChrist Jesus]]. But as for Prunelle, the Swedish translation actually retains the original, original "rogntudju", presumably because it sounds funny, or possibly because no-one considered that it's supposed to mean anything.anything.
4th Oct '16 10:41:54 PM Ulathon1
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** He an Jules-de-chez-Smith-en-face held a ChariotRace in swivel chairs once.

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** He an and Jules-de-chez-Smith-en-face held a ChariotRace in swivel chairs once.
4th Oct '16 10:29:05 PM Ulathon1
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* ActuallyPrettyFunny: Prunelle broke down in hysteric laughter, when Gaston demonstrated an air freshener, which ''ate De Mesmaeker's suit'' so he was suddenly standing in his underwear.



** There's been also a cartoonist who was friend with Gaston. He disappeared after a few appearances.

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** There's been There was also a cartoonist who was friend with Gaston. He Gaston, who disappeared after a few appearances.
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