History Recap / AsterixAndTheCauldron

7th Aug '15 9:19:43 PM N.Harmonik
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* ThrowTheDogABone: And for once, the pirates are happy.

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* ThrowTheDogABone: And for once, just for once, the pirates are happy.happy!
7th Aug '15 8:44:05 PM N.Harmonik
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-->'''Vitalstatistix:''' What ''fun'' we had! Do you remember when we...?

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-->'''Vitalstatistix:''' What ''fun'' we had! Do you remember when we...Remember when...?
16th Oct '14 12:47:49 PM MrHawk
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* NotSoInnocentWhistle: Obelix starts whistling innocently as they break into the bank... and doesn't stop until after Asterix sees hte place is empty.

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* NotSoInnocentWhistle: Obelix starts whistling innocently as they break into the bank... and doesn't stop until after Asterix sees hte the place is empty.
4th Jul '14 8:14:16 AM Chabal2
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* NotSoInnocentWhistle: Obelix starts whistling innocently as they break into the bank... and doesn't stop until after Asterix sees hte place is empty.
4th Apr '14 11:41:35 AM igordebraga
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* BrokeEpisode: Variant, as Asterix and Obelix try to recover coins in a Gaul broken by Caesar's military expenditures.
* BulkBuyOnly: Due to his lack of greed, Asterix ends selling fourteen wild boar for five coins. And as a BrickJoke, it causes a price fall revealed by a restaurant owner.
4th Apr '14 11:30:00 AM igordebraga
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*ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne: Laurensolivius' play is built to [[TakeThatAudience shock and offend]]. The prefect gets way too offended once a stage frightened Obelix goes "These Romans are crazy" and orders an arrest of the actors. [[AllPartOfTheShow Which the audience mistakes for part of the play.]]
* NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: The actor who eventually hires Obelix to his play, [[LaurenceOlivier Laurensolivius]] ([[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eleonora_Duse Eleonaradus]] in the original French).
20th Mar '14 9:31:09 PM Bissek
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-->'''Vitalstatistix:''' What ''fun'' we had! Do you remember when we...?
-->'''Getafix''' ''(drowns out the rest with hysterical laughter)''
29th Jan '14 10:53:12 PM mlsmithca
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* DoingItForTheArt: InUniverse example. The actors refuse the offer of a breakout because their execution gives them an opportunity to perform in the Colliseum.

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* CreatorCameo: Goscinny and Uderzo appear in the audience at the theatre. Uderzo is telling the prefect he thinks the performance should be good, while Goscinny is on the right-hand side of the picture, doing what he did best in reality: making those around him laugh.
* DoingItForTheArt: InUniverse example. The actors refuse the offer of a breakout because their execution gives them an opportunity to perform in the Colliseum.Colosseum.
29th Jan '14 10:26:12 PM mlsmithca
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The village is visited by Chief Whosemoralsarelastix, a known Roman collaborator. Saying that Caesar is planning to raise taxes to fund new wars, he brought his village's treasury to the sole unconquered village in Gaul in a cauldron (That had recently held onion soup, giving the coins a distinctive odor) for safekeeping. After entrusting the cauldron to Asterix, the village holds a feast for the visiting chief and sends him on his way.

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The village is visited by Chief Whosemoralsarelastix, a known Roman collaborator. Saying that Caesar is planning to raise taxes to fund new wars, he brought his village's treasury to the sole unconquered village in Gaul in a cauldron (That (that had recently held onion soup, giving the coins a distinctive odor) for safekeeping. After entrusting the cauldron to Asterix, the village holds a feast for the visiting chief and sends him on his way.



The two first check the local Roman camps, only to find they don't have the money (And accidentally starting a mutiny). They run into the pirates, but after beating them up learn that they don't have the money either. Then they try commerce (selling wild boars), and manage to crash the market value of pork by their poor understanding of economics. They try gambling, and just lose money. They try gladiatorial combat, only to find that the magic potion makes their victories so easy that they put the arena owner out of business. They try working in the theater, only to get their entire troupe arrested when Obelix shouts "These Romans Are Crazy!" in the presence of a high ranking official. They even resort to robbing a bank, only to find the bank empty due to Caesar's new taxes.

Finally, Asterix admits defeat, and decides that he must return the empty cauldron to Whosemoralsarelastix and then spend the rest of his life in exile to atone for his failure. But as he (And Obelix, who refuses to let Asterix go into exile alone) head to the chief's village, they encounter a Roman tax collector. After robbing the tax collector of enough silver to refill the cauldron, they resume their journey in much higher spirits - until Asterix realizes that the sestertii he put in the cauldron smell like onions.

Reaching Whosemoralsarelastix's cliff-top village, Asterix confronts the chieftain, saying the only plausible explanation for the coins stolen from the cauldron and the coins stolen from the tax collector both smelling like onion soup is if they were the same batch of coins. Whosemoralsarelastix was the man who stole the sestertii from Asterix's home, so that he could pay his taxes and remain in favor with the Romans, knowing that Asterix's village would do everything in their power to replace the 'stolen' money to redeem their honor after losing it, effectively making Asterix's village pay Whosemoralsarelastix's taxes for him. Realizing that he's been caught out, Whosemoralsarelastix orders his men to attack. While Obelix (Who didn't understand Asterix's explanation at all) fends off the other Gauls, Asterix duels the chief. Asterix (Who used up the last of his magic potion while robbing the tax collector) loses the duel, but before the chief can kill him, the cliff face crumbles, dropping the cauldron and the silver it held into the sea (Or rather, onto the head of a certain pirate captain who coincidentally was sailing past at that moment, but the Gauls don't know that).

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The two first check the local Roman camps, only to find they don't have the money (And (and accidentally starting start a mutiny).mutiny when the legionaries assume they now have to pay to be in the Legion rather than ''being'' paid). They run into the pirates, but after beating them up learn that they don't have the money either. Then they try commerce (selling wild boars), and manage to crash the market value of pork by their poor understanding of economics. They try gambling, and just lose money. They try gladiatorial combat, only to find that the magic potion makes their victories so easy that they put the arena owner out of business. They try working in the theater, only to get their entire troupe arrested when Obelix shouts "These Romans Are Crazy!" are crazy!" in the presence of a high ranking official. They even resort to robbing a bank, only to find the bank empty due to Caesar's new taxes.

Finally, Asterix admits defeat, and decides that he must return the empty cauldron to Whosemoralsarelastix and then spend the rest of his life in exile to atone for his failure. But as he (And (and Obelix, who refuses to let Asterix go into exile alone) head to the chief's village, they encounter a Roman tax collector. After robbing the tax collector of enough silver to refill the cauldron, they resume their journey in much higher spirits - until Asterix realizes that the sestertii he put in the cauldron smell like onions.

Reaching Whosemoralsarelastix's cliff-top village, Asterix confronts the chieftain, saying the only plausible explanation for the coins stolen from the cauldron and the coins stolen from the tax collector both smelling like onion soup is if they were the same batch of coins. Whosemoralsarelastix was the man who stole the sestertii from Asterix's home, so that he could pay his taxes and remain in favor with the Romans, knowing that Asterix's village would do everything in their power to replace the 'stolen' money to redeem their honor after losing it, effectively making Asterix's village pay Whosemoralsarelastix's taxes for him. Realizing that he's been caught out, Whosemoralsarelastix orders his men to attack. While Obelix (Who (who didn't understand Asterix's explanation at all) fends off the other Gauls, Asterix duels the chief. Asterix (Who (who used up the last of his magic potion while robbing the tax collector) loses the duel, but before the chief can kill him, the cliff face crumbles, dropping the cauldron and the silver it held into the sea (Or (or rather, onto the head of a certain pirate captain who coincidentally was sailing past at that moment, but the Gauls don't know that).




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* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Asterix and Obelix are in a restaurant. The waiter brings them two boars, and Asterix asks him what the building over the road is. The waiter explains that it's a bank, where the Romans keep their money. After he goes:

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Asterix and Obelix are in a restaurant. The waiter brings them two boars, and Asterix asks him what the building over the road is. The waiter explains that it's a bank, where the Romans keep their money. After he goes:


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** When Obelix is casing the bank, the guard on duty accuses him of being a potential bank robber, and boasts of the bank's security while [[IllNeverTellYouWhatImTellingYou also telling him when the guard changes and where the catch for the vault is hidden]]. Obelix returns to the inn where he and Asterix are staying and reports... that the guard saw straight through him before he could get any information.


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* TakeThat: The tax collector is a caricature of future French President Valéry Giscard d'Estaing. When the book was written in 1968, Giscard d'Estaing was between his two tenures as Minister of Finance.


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10th Jan '14 4:23:51 AM C105
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** Obelix is also unable to get his head around the idea of throwing onion soup ''away'' from a cauldron to put money instead.
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