History Recap / AsterixAndTheChieftainsShield

24th Jun '16 8:10:19 AM MrThorfan64
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* VacationEpisode: Asterix, Obelix and Vitalstatistix travel to Arvernia, aka the French province Auvergne.

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* UnreliableNarrator: Caesar, when recounting the battle, has Vercingetorix kneeling to him in submission and worn out. In all other accounts of the battle, Vercingetorix throws his arms onto Caesar's feet, leaving him to hobble away.
* VacationEpisode: Asterix, Obelix and Vitalstatistix travel to Arvernia, aka the French province Auvergne.
13th Dec '15 2:29:10 AM AndIntroducingALeg
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* CannotTalkToWomen: When Winesanspirix's wife tells Obelix that "It's a real pleasure to cook for a man who enjoys his food", all Obelix can do in reply is blush and say "Oh, I say!".
21st Oct '15 3:56:19 AM Chabal2
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* GrailInTheGarbage: Vercingetorix's shield ends up in the hands of Vitalstatistix, who uses it on his everyday business, including shopping.


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* TooImportantToWalk: Ceasar plans to humiliate the Gauls by parading on Vercingetorix's shield. Unfortunately, it seems to have been misplaced.
--> '''Governor:''' No, Ceasar, we don't seem to have any trophies from the Gallic Wars.\\
'''Caesar:''': [[Literature/CommentariesOnTheGallicWars No comment.]]
19th Jul '15 10:18:42 AM mlsmithca
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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Apparently the battle of Alesia happened decades before 50 BC, not two years.
** To elaborate, the ''historical'' battle of Alesia took place in 52 B.C.. In-universe, the battle is treated as having occurred at least 15 years before the story took place.

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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Apparently the The historical battle of Alesia happened decades before 50 BC, not just two years.
** To elaborate, the ''historical'' battle of Alesia took place in 52 B.C.. In-universe, the battle is treated as having occurred at least 15
years before the story took place.is set, but the characters talk as though it happened at least fifteen years earlier.



* SchmuckBait: Vitalstatistix leaves in a hurry when Impedimenta reacts badly to the suggestion that his departure should be accompanied by a banquet. Fulliautomatix, seeing the chief leave with Asterix, Obelix, and Dogmatix, is shocked that they're not telling anyone they're going, and bounds up the stairs to Cacofonix' house. He tells Cacofonix the chief is leaving... and, sure enough, the bard takes the bait and declares he will sing them a song of farewell, leading Fulliautomatix to start bashing him in while yelling, "OH NO YOU WON'T! OH NO YOU WON'T!"
** Bonus points when you see Fulliautomatix having a vicious smirk on his face the moment Cacofonix grabs for his harp.

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* SchmuckBait: Vitalstatistix leaves in a hurry when Impedimenta reacts badly to the suggestion that his departure should be accompanied by a banquet. Fulliautomatix, seeing the chief leave with Asterix, Obelix, and Dogmatix, is shocked that they're not telling anyone they're going, and bounds up the stairs to Cacofonix' house. He tells Cacofonix the chief is leaving... and, sure enough, the bard takes the bait and declares he will sing them a song of farewell, leading Fulliautomatix to start bashing him in while yelling, "OH NO YOU WON'T! OH NO YOU WON'T!"
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WON'T!" Bonus points when you see Fulliautomatix having a vicious smirk on his face the moment Cacofonix grabs for his harp.
20th Apr '15 11:42:18 PM Patachou
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* VacationEpisode: Asterix, Obelix and Vitalstatistix travel to Arvernia, aka the French province Auvergne.
10th Apr '15 4:39:42 AM Eilevgmyhren
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** Bonus points when you see Fulliautomatix having a vicious smirk on his face the moment Cacofonix grabs for his harp.
26th Feb '15 7:27:33 PM YZQ
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**To elaborate, the ''historical'' battle of Alesia took place in 52 B.C.. In-universe, the battle is treated as having occurred at least 15 years before the story took place.
3rd Dec '14 10:43:28 AM grapesandmilk
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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Apparently the battle of Alesia happened decades before 50 BC, not two years.
4th Jul '14 8:05:25 AM Chabal2
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* BerserkButton: Don't mention Alesia.

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* BerserkButton: Don't mention Alesia.Alesia to the Gauls.
* CherryTapping: Vitalstatistix is perfectly fine sampling the many (many) local foodstuffs on the way to the cure, until he lies down under a tree, a leaf falling off to land on his stomach... sending him in horrifying pain (he can't even stand the doctor ''looking'' at him).


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* FoodPorn: Both on the way to the spa and during, since Asterix and Obelix are under no obligation to follow the water and soup diet.
17th Feb '14 11:06:28 PM mlsmithca
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...and in walks Vitalstatistix, looking sad, miserable, and ''very'' little from his treatment. Winesanspirix recognizes him as the Gaul from Alesia, and asks if he still has the Shield. Of course Vitalstatistix still has it, he never leaves home without it...it's the shield he's always being carried on!

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...and in walks Vitalstatistix, looking sad, miserable, and ''very'' little from his treatment. Winesanspirix recognizes him as the Gaul from Alesia, and asks if he still has the Shield.shield. Of course Vitalstatistix still has it, he never leaves home without it...it's the shield he's always being carried on!



* DietEpisode: Vitalstatistix is forced to go on a severe diet to cure his liver trouble; when he arrives in Gergovia near the end of the book, he has slimmed down almost to Asterix' size. (Since he was similarly thin when he was younger, Winesanspirix, who has not seen him since he gave him Vercingetorix' shield, recognises him immediately.)



* InVinoVeritas: When Pusillanimus goes undercover to gather information about the whereabouts of Vercingetorix' shield, he immediately gets stinking drunk at Winesanspirix' inn, and reveals not only that the Romans are looking for the shield for a planned triumph for Caesar, but that he personally saw Lucius Circumbendibus make off with the shield after the Battle of Alesia, and that Circumbendibus now owns a wheel factory in Nemessos (facts he hasn't bothered to tell his superiors).



* RunningGag: Mentioning Alesia (the place where Caesar annexed Gaul into the Roman Empire) will cause Gauls to angrily deny knowing where Alesia is. [[HistoricalInJoke The joke is that at the time of this story's printing, the location of Alesia really WAS unknown (and that the denial is how people lost track of it)]]. There's also people getting dirty from close contact with coal cellars.

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* RunningGag: RunningGag:
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Mentioning Alesia (the place where Caesar annexed Gaul into the Roman Empire) will cause Gauls to angrily deny knowing where Alesia is. [[HistoricalInJoke The joke is that at the time of this story's printing, the location of Alesia really WAS unknown (and that the denial is how people lost track of it)]]. There's also people it)]].
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getting dirty from close contact with coal cellars.cellars. The fact that Pusillanimus alone is clean after the first inspection of Winesanspirix' coal cellar alerts his commander to the fact that he skived off actually searching it.



* SpeechImpediment: Inverted in editions where the "'s' as 'sh'" facet of the Auvergne accent is preserved by the translation. Obelix initially thinks this is a speech impediment, and has to be tactfully dissuaded from drawing attention to it by Asterix. Only one Arvernian boy can pronounce the letter S as it is pronounced in the rest of Gaul, and according to his elders, this is because "he lishpsh."

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* SpeechImpediment: Inverted in editions where the "'s' as 'sh'" facet of the Auvergne accent is preserved by the translation. [[note]] For example, it is preserved in the German translation, but not in the English one.[[/note]] Obelix initially thinks this is a speech impediment, and has to be tactfully dissuaded from drawing attention to it by Asterix. Only one Arvernian boy can pronounce the letter S as it is pronounced in the rest of Gaul, and according to his elders, this is because "he lishpsh."
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