History Recap / AsterixAndTheLaurelWreath

11th Feb '18 5:54:48 AM fruitstripegum
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An unwilling Asterix and Obelix have accompanied an even more unwilling Vitalstatistix on a visit to Lutetia with his wife, Impedimenta, to see [[ObnoxiousInLaws her wealthy and uppity brother, Homeopathix]], who has always looked down on Vitalstatistix. Over the course of the evening, Vitalstatistix gets very drunk and, tiring of Homeopathix' snobbery, [[LiquidCourage bets him that he can cook him something he's never eaten before]]--a stew flavoured with UsefulNotes/JuliusCaesar's laurel wreath. The equally drunk Obelix declares that he and Asterix will go to Rome on the chief's behalf to get the wreath, and Homeopathix decides to take him up on his boast.

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An unwilling Asterix and Obelix have accompanied an even more unwilling Vitalstatistix on a visit to Lutetia with his wife, Impedimenta, to see [[ObnoxiousInLaws her wealthy and uppity brother, Homeopathix]], who has always looked down on Vitalstatistix. Over the course of the evening, Vitalstatistix gets very drunk and, tiring of Homeopathix' Homeopathix's snobbery, [[LiquidCourage bets him that he can cook him something he's never eaten before]]--a stew flavoured with UsefulNotes/JuliusCaesar's laurel wreath. The equally drunk Obelix declares that he and Asterix will go to Rome on the chief's behalf to get the wreath, and Homeopathix decides to take him up on his boast.



Sleeping rough on the streets of Rome, they are nearly attacked by a group of thieves; impressed by Obelix' strength in rebuffing their attempted theft, they decide to recruit the two Gauls into their gang, and the next night they are ordered to rob a young drunk. The drunk turns out to be Humerus' son Metatarsus, who is ecstatic to see them again. After thrashing the bandits to save Metatarsus from harm, Asterix and Obelix learn that he has been celebrating with Goldendelicius, who was made Caesar's personal slave after denouncing the Gauls as assassins, and will be holding Caesar's laurel wreath over his head during his triumphal procession after his victory over the pirates.

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Sleeping rough on the streets of Rome, they are nearly attacked by a group of thieves; impressed by Obelix' Obelix's strength in rebuffing their attempted theft, they decide to recruit the two Gauls into their gang, and the next night they are ordered to rob a young drunk. The drunk turns out to be Humerus' son Metatarsus, who is ecstatic to see them again. After thrashing the bandits to save Metatarsus from harm, Asterix and Obelix learn that he has been celebrating with Goldendelicius, who was made Caesar's personal slave after denouncing the Gauls as assassins, and will be holding Caesar's laurel wreath over his head during his triumphal procession after his victory over the pirates.



* ObnoxiousInLaws: Homeopathix, the wealthier brother of Impedimenta, barely even makes the effort to remember Vitalstatistix' name. In the final banquet, when Vitalstatistix makes good on his promise to cook a stew with Caesar's laurels, Homeopathix, far from being impressed, criticises the meat for not being a choice cut or well cooked.

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* ObnoxiousInLaws: Homeopathix, the wealthier brother of Impedimenta, barely even makes the effort to remember Vitalstatistix' Vitalstatistix's name. In the final banquet, when Vitalstatistix makes good on his promise to cook a stew with Caesar's laurels, Homeopathix, far from being impressed, criticises the meat for not being a choice cut or well cooked.



** Asterix and Obelix seem to be completely unable to get a good night's sleep while in Rome, to Obelix' ever-increasing anger. On their first night as Humerus' slaves, they are kept awake by the family having a loud party (though they only had themselves to blame for this); when imprisoned in Caesar's palace, they are woken by the guards barging into their cell (and as they have spent the night searching the palace, they have had hardly any sleep); when sleeping in a doorway in Rome, they are almost robbed by bandits.

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** Asterix and Obelix seem to be completely unable to get a good night's sleep while in Rome, to Obelix' Obelix's ever-increasing anger. On their first night as Humerus' slaves, they are kept awake by the family having a loud party (though they only had themselves to blame for this); when imprisoned in Caesar's palace, they are woken by the guards barging into their cell (and as they have spent the night searching the palace, they have had hardly any sleep); when sleeping in a doorway in Rome, they are almost robbed by bandits.
25th Nov '17 2:18:12 PM Chabal2
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* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: According to the ending narration, the existence of the HideousHangoverCure will eventually cause the Roman Empire to fall due to its citizens cheerfully falling to boozing.
9th Jun '17 11:09:00 AM AndIntroducingALeg
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* CharacterFocus: Even by the usual standards of the "Asterix and Obelix go on a journey" albums, this album keeps the main duo front and centre from start to finish. The only other series regular to even get a look in outside the final ''panel'' (never mind the final page) is Vitalstatistix, who only appears in the Lutetia flashback and the final banquet. Even Dogmatix is almost completely absent.

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* CharacterFocus: Even by the usual standards of the "Asterix and Obelix go on a journey" albums, this album keeps the main duo front and centre from start to finish. The only other series regular regulars to even get a look in outside the final ''panel'' (never mind the final page) is Vitalstatistix, are Vitalstatistix and Impedimenta, who only appears appear in the Lutetia flashback and the final banquet. Even Dogmatix is almost completely absent.
3rd Mar '17 12:45:35 PM Xtifr
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** Caesar's campaign against the pirates may be a reference to an incident in the life of the real Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar in which he was kidnapped by pirates and held for ransom (the amount of which they increased at Caesar's own suggestion). After the ransom was paid, Caesar told the pirates he would return to kill them one day; the pirates assumed he was joking. He wasn't.

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** Caesar's campaign against the pirates may be a reference to an incident in the life of the real Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar UsefulNotes/JuliusCaesar in which he was kidnapped by pirates and held for ransom (the amount of which they increased at Caesar's own suggestion). After the ransom was paid, Caesar told the pirates he would return to kill them one day; the pirates assumed he was joking. He wasn't.
3rd Mar '17 12:43:37 PM Xtifr
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An unwilling Asterix and Obelix have accompanied an even more unwilling Vitalstatistix on a visit to Lutetia with his wife, Impedimenta, to see [[ObnoxiousInLaws her wealthy and uppity brother, Homeopathix]], who has always looked down on Vitalstatistix. Over the course of the evening, Vitalstatistix gets very drunk and, tiring of Homeopathix' snobbery, [[LiquidCourage bets him that he can cook him something he's never eaten before]] - a stew flavoured with [[Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar Julius Caesar's]] laurel wreath. The equally drunk Obelix declares that he and Asterix will go to Rome on the chief's behalf to get the wreath, and Homeopathix decides to take him up on his boast.

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An unwilling Asterix and Obelix have accompanied an even more unwilling Vitalstatistix on a visit to Lutetia with his wife, Impedimenta, to see [[ObnoxiousInLaws her wealthy and uppity brother, Homeopathix]], who has always looked down on Vitalstatistix. Over the course of the evening, Vitalstatistix gets very drunk and, tiring of Homeopathix' snobbery, [[LiquidCourage bets him that he can cook him something he's never eaten before]] - a before]]--a stew flavoured with [[Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar Julius Caesar's]] UsefulNotes/JuliusCaesar's laurel wreath. The equally drunk Obelix declares that he and Asterix will go to Rome on the chief's behalf to get the wreath, and Homeopathix decides to take him up on his boast.
17th Feb '17 6:31:33 PM mlsmithca
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* VerbalTic: As is typical for Britons in the ''Asterix'' series, the Briton on Typhus' stand regularly peppers his speech with "I say" and "Eh, what?" and similar stereotypically British phrases as if they were punctuation marks.
17th Feb '17 6:26:51 PM mlsmithca
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* AlcoholInducedIdiocy[=/=]LiquidCourage: The whole plot starts because a drunk Vitalstatix offers his brother-in-law a stew flavoured with Julius Caesar's laurel wreath. And a possibly drunker Obelix gets enthused at the idea.

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* AlcoholInducedIdiocy[=/=]LiquidCourage: AlcoholInducedIdiocy: The whole plot starts because a drunk Vitalstatix offers his brother-in-law a stew flavoured with Julius Caesar's laurel wreath. And a possibly drunker Obelix gets enthused at the idea.
13th Feb '17 2:01:14 PM mlsmithca
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As the book begins, Asterix and Obelix are in Rome, where a thoroughly fed up Asterix is venting his frustration on Obelix for landing them in their predicament. The story pauses and rewinds to explain [[HowWeGotHere what Asterix and Obelix are doing in Rome to begin with]].

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As the eighteenth ''Asterix'' book begins, Asterix and Obelix are in Rome, where a thoroughly fed up Asterix is venting his frustration on Obelix for landing them in their predicament. The story pauses and rewinds to explain [[HowWeGotHere what Asterix and Obelix are doing in Rome to begin with]].
20th Apr '15 11:47:38 PM Patachou
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* VacationEpisode: Asterix and Obelix travel to Rome.
25th Nov '14 8:42:54 AM Patachou
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** The animal keeper in the arena who has had to watch the animals eat each other as Asterix and Obelix refuse to go into the arena is a caricature of French actor and circus owner Jean Richard (whose other claims to fame include a 23-year stint on French television as [[GeorgesSimenon Jules Maigret]]).

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** The animal keeper in the arena who has had to watch the animals eat each other as Asterix and Obelix refuse to go into the arena is a caricature of French actor and circus owner Jean Richard (whose other claims to fame include a 23-year stint on French television as [[GeorgesSimenon [[Creator/GeorgesSimenon Jules Maigret]]).
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