History Recap / AsterixAndTheGreatDivide

8th Apr '17 2:27:11 PM mlsmithca
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In another village, the Gauls are divided by a large ditch and a dispute in the leadership. The left half support Cleverdix, and the right half follow Majestix. All attempts to settle the argument fail, leaving Cleverdix's son Histrionix and Majestix's daughter Melodrama, who are in love with each other, to lament their plight. However, Codfix, Majestix's right-hand man, claims to have a solution; if he gets Melodrama's hand in marriage, he'll get the local Romans to aid Majestix. While Majestix isn't too keen on Roman interference, he agrees if the Romans will back off afterwards. Melodrama informs Histrionix of this, and on the advice of his father, Histrionix goes to Asterix's village for help. Learning of the plight, Asterix, Obelix, and Getafix agree to protect the village from the Romans and help resolve the divide.

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In another village, The twenty-fifth ''Asterix'' volume, the Gauls first to be written as well as drawn by Albert Uderzo, opens in a Gaulish village whose inhabitants are divided by a large ditch and a dispute in the leadership. The left half support Cleverdix, and the right half follow Majestix. All attempts to settle the argument fail, leaving Cleverdix's son Histrionix and Majestix's daughter Melodrama, who are in love with each other, to lament their plight. However, Codfix, Majestix's right-hand man, claims to have a solution; if he gets Melodrama's hand in marriage, he'll get the local Romans to aid Majestix. While Majestix isn't too keen on Roman interference, he agrees if the Romans will back off afterwards. Melodrama informs Histrionix of this, and on the advice of his father, Histrionix goes to Asterix's village for help. Learning of the plight, Asterix, Obelix, and Getafix agree to protect the village from the Romans and help resolve the divide.



10th Feb '17 3:16:48 PM mlsmithca
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In another village, the Gauls are divided by a large ditch and a dispute in the leadership. The left half support Cleverdix, and the right half follow Majestix. All attempts to settle the argument fail, leaving Cleverdix's son Histrionix and Majestix's daughter Melodrama to lament their plight. However, Codfix, Majestix's right-hand man, claims to have a solution; If he gets Melodrama's hand in marriage, he'll get the local Romans to aid Majestix. While Majestix isn't too keen on Roman interference, he agrees if the Romans will back off afterwards. Melodrama informs Histrionix of this, and on the advice of his father, Histrionix goes to Asterix's village for help. Learning of the plight, Asterix, Obelix, and Getafix agree to protect the village from the Romans and help resolve the divide.

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In another village, the Gauls are divided by a large ditch and a dispute in the leadership. The left half support Cleverdix, and the right half follow Majestix. All attempts to settle the argument fail, leaving Cleverdix's son Histrionix and Majestix's daughter Melodrama Melodrama, who are in love with each other, to lament their plight. However, Codfix, Majestix's right-hand man, claims to have a solution; If if he gets Melodrama's hand in marriage, he'll get the local Romans to aid Majestix. While Majestix isn't too keen on Roman interference, he agrees if the Romans will back off afterwards. Melodrama informs Histrionix of this, and on the advice of his father, Histrionix goes to Asterix's village for help. Learning of the plight, Asterix, Obelix, and Getafix agree to protect the village from the Romans and help resolve the divide.



Asterix, Obelix, and Getafix decide to infiltrate the Roman camp, since they're not as well known in these parts, and offer themselves up as slaves. The sentry makes the mistake of calling Obelix fat and gets his lights punched out. Luckily, Getafix has a healing potion ready- it not only heals wounds, but also makes the taker forget what injured them. However, the druid absent-mindedly leaves the bottle on the grass, and Codfix, who followed the heroes secretly, scoops it up. In the camp, Getafix brews a "Gaulish Soup", and Centurion, suspectiing poison, has Majestix and his men sample it. Of course, the soup is Magic Potion and the camp is in ruins shortly after. Once the heroic Gauls have left, the decidedly unheroic Codfix gives the Centurion the healing potion, causing the Roman to forget this injuries or who Codfix is. When he sees the damaged camp, the centurion believes that the Gauls have made an unprovoked attack, and decides to retaliate.

At the Divided Village, Getafix brews a second cauldron of Magic Potion, and it is placed in a house built over the ditch (More like, the ditch was built through the house!), with Asterix placed on guard duty. At night, though, Codfix sneaks into the village and takes Asterix by surprise, knocking our hero out and stealing the cauldron. The next morning, the Romans, having taken the Magic Potion, begin their assault. However, the mixture of different potions in their bodies have side-effects, such as causing them to inflate like balloons and shrinking in size. The Romans flee, but in the chaos Codfix has kidnapped Melodrama, leaving a note demanding a ransom of one hundred pounds of gold for her safety. With Dogmatix sniffing out the trail, Asterix, Obelix, and Histronix go to the rescue.

The trail leads to a river, where Codfix and Melodrama have met up with the Pirates, having given up on deep-sea looting. It doesn't take long before a fight between Histronix and Codfix breaks out, though with their potion-powered strength only the ship is damaged. However, Codfix's magic strength runs out ''just'' before Histronix, and the deceitful Gaul is punched all the way into the Legionary camp, who's Centurion has not forgotten the fishy Gaul this time.

Back at the village, the celebration of Melodrama's safe return is soured by the dispute of leadership. The two would-be chiefs have a duel to decide things, with Asterix as referee, but they're so evenly matched that it goes on through the night. Come morning, both men have fallen asleep standing up, but Asterix has a compromise- Histronix shall be chief, with Melodrama as his wife! Everyone approves, and with the dispute settled, Majestix and Cleverdix become friends. The a nearby river is diverted to fill the divide, the StarCrossedLovers have their wedding, and Codfix, most fittingly, has become the Roman camp's sole drudge, doing menial chores. All of them.

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Asterix, Obelix, and Getafix decide to infiltrate the Roman camp, since they're not as well known in these parts, and offer themselves up as slaves. The sentry makes the mistake of calling Obelix fat and gets his lights punched out. Luckily, Getafix has a healing potion ready- ready - it not only heals wounds, but also makes the taker forget what injured them. However, the druid absent-mindedly leaves the bottle on the grass, and Codfix, who followed the heroes secretly, scoops it up. In the camp, Getafix brews a "Gaulish Soup", and Centurion, suspectiing suspecting poison, has Majestix and his men sample it. Of course, the soup is Magic Potion and the camp is in ruins shortly after. Once the heroic Gauls have left, the decidedly unheroic Codfix gives the Centurion the healing potion, causing the Roman to forget this their injuries or who Codfix is. When he sees the damaged camp, the centurion believes that the Gauls have made an unprovoked attack, and decides to retaliate.

At the Divided Village, Getafix brews a second cauldron of Magic Potion, and it is placed in a house built over the ditch (More like, (or, rather, a house through which the ditch was built through the house!), built!), with Asterix placed on guard duty. At night, though, Codfix sneaks into the village and takes Asterix by surprise, knocking our hero out and stealing the cauldron. The next morning, the Romans, having taken the Magic Potion, begin their assault. However, the mixture of different potions in their bodies have side-effects, such as causing them to inflate like balloons and shrinking then shrink in size. The Romans flee, but in the chaos Codfix has kidnapped Melodrama, leaving a note demanding a ransom of one hundred pounds of gold for her safety. With Dogmatix sniffing out the trail, Asterix, Obelix, and Histronix Histrionix go to the rescue.

The trail leads to a river, where Codfix and Melodrama have met up with the Pirates, having given up on deep-sea looting. It doesn't take long before a fight between Histronix Histrionix and Codfix breaks out, though with their potion-powered strength only the ship is damaged. However, Codfix's magic strength runs out ''just'' before Histronix, Histrionix, and the deceitful Gaul is punched all the way into the Legionary camp, who's whose Centurion has not forgotten the fishy Gaul this time.

Back at the village, the celebration of Melodrama's safe return is soured by the dispute of leadership. The two would-be chiefs have a duel to decide things, with Asterix as referee, but they're so evenly matched that it goes on through the night. Come morning, both men have fallen asleep standing up, but Asterix has a compromise- Histronix compromise - Histrionix shall be chief, with Melodrama as his wife! Everyone approves, and with the dispute settled, Majestix and Cleverdix become friends. The a nearby river is diverted to fill the divide, the StarCrossedLovers have their wedding, and Codfix, most fittingly, has become the Roman camp's sole drudge, doing menial chores. All of them.



* AnimalMotif: Codfix looks like a...fish. A RunningGag is the costant allusions to fish.
* TheBardOnBoard: This story has many allusions to ''RomeoAndJuliet''. Even lampshaded when Obelix, after hearing Histrionix's story, bursts into tears;

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* AnimalMotif: Codfix looks like a...fish. A RunningGag is the costant constant allusions to fish.
* TheBardOnBoard: This story has many allusions to ''RomeoAndJuliet''.''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet''. Even lampshaded when Obelix, after hearing Histrionix's story, bursts into tears;



* IdenticalPanelGag: Of the BookEnds sort; the beginning and end of the story have some kids picking apples from the hanging branch of a tree, while an old man protest from the other side of the ditch. The two panels are absolutely identical, dialog included, [[spoiler:except that in the second, the ditch is filed with water]].

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* IdenticalPanelGag: Of the BookEnds sort; the beginning and end of the story have some kids picking apples from the hanging branch of a tree, while an old man protest protests from the other side of the ditch. The two panels are absolutely identical, dialog included, [[spoiler:except that in the second, the ditch is filed with water]].
8th Apr '16 8:20:29 AM OlfinBedwere
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* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Majestix, to the point where it's tempting to say that Cleverdix was the more qualified to be chief of the village, simply because he wasn't dumb enough to have anyone like Codfix as an advisor.
20th Mar '16 1:28:51 PM OlfinBedwere
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* {{Expy}}: Histrionix is basically Tragicomix with a mustache.

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* {{Expy}}: Histrionix is basically Tragicomix with a mustache. Likewise, Melodrama is essentially a red-headed version of Panacea... for about three pages, after which she inexplicably turns into a blonde, and therefore a total copy of her.
6th Feb '16 6:30:22 PM R.G.
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* {{Expy}}: Histrionix is basically Tragicomix with a mustache.
23rd Dec '15 1:09:26 AM Maniago
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* EvilChancellor: Codfix. He is the stereotype of a leader's right-hand advisor who appears loyal but plots against his master.


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* ObviouslyEvil: Codfix. He has a pale, deformed face and is stated to smell of fish.
17th Nov '15 10:35:55 AM Farnham
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In another village, the Gauls are divided by large ditch and a dispute in the leadership. The left half support Cleverdix, and the right half follow Majestix. All attempts to settle the argument fail, leaving Cleverdix's son Histrionix and Majestix's daughter Melodrama to lament their plight. However, Codfix, Majestix's right-hand man, claims to have a solution; If he gets Melodrama's hand in marriage, he'll get the local Romans to aid Majestix. While Majestix isn't too keen on Roman interference, he agrees if the Romans will back off afterwards. Melodrama informs Histrionix of this, and on the advice of his father, Histrionix goes to Asterix's village for help. Learning of the plight, Asterix, Obelix, and Getafix agree to protect the village from the Romans and help resolve the divide.

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In another village, the Gauls are divided by a large ditch and a dispute in the leadership. The left half support Cleverdix, and the right half follow Majestix. All attempts to settle the argument fail, leaving Cleverdix's son Histrionix and Majestix's daughter Melodrama to lament their plight. However, Codfix, Majestix's right-hand man, claims to have a solution; If he gets Melodrama's hand in marriage, he'll get the local Romans to aid Majestix. While Majestix isn't too keen on Roman interference, he agrees if the Romans will back off afterwards. Melodrama informs Histrionix of this, and on the advice of his father, Histrionix goes to Asterix's village for help. Learning of the plight, Asterix, Obelix, and Getafix agree to protect the village from the Romans and help resolve the divide.
21st Oct '15 2:58:55 AM Chabal2
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* CombatByChampion: Melodrama yells at the chiefs to fight each other for the chieftainship instead of the villagers.



* ShoutOut: Majestix strikes the famous UsefulNotes/LouisXIV pose and says: "The village, that's me", a paraphrase of the quote attributed to Louis XIV: "The state, that's me."

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* ShoutOut: Majestix strikes the famous UsefulNotes/LouisXIV pose and says: "The village, that's me", "I am the village", a paraphrase of the quote attributed to Louis XIV: "The state, that's me."I am the state."
10th Oct '15 11:07:09 AM fruitstripegum
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* SeparatedByTheWall: A Gaulish village is divided by a large ditch, with two lovers from the separate sides divided. Author Albert Uderzo has said he was inspired by the UsefulNotes/BerlinWall, which still stood at the time this album was written.



* SeparatedByTheWall: A Gaulish village is divided by a large ditch, with two lovers from the separate sides divided. Author Albert Uderzo has said he was inspired by the UsefulNotes/BerlinWall, which still stood at the time this album was written.
17th Apr '15 10:14:58 AM Patachou
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* ShoutOut: Majestix strikes the famous UsefulNotes/LouisXIV pose and says: "The village, that's me", a paraphrase of the quote attributed to Louis XIV: "The state, that's me."
* SeparatedByTheWall: A Gaulish village is divided by a large ditch, with two lovers from the separate sides divided. Author Albert Uderzo has said he was inspired by the UsefulNotes/BerlinWall, which still stood at the time this album was written.
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