History Recap / AsterixAndTheRomanAgent

14th Feb '17 12:25:09 PM mlsmithca
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Meanwhile at the village, everyone is preparing for the Vitalstatistix's birthday celebration. As the chief practices his birthday speech, Impedimenta points out that claiming to be surprised by what the villagers give him is ridiculous, and they give him the same junk (a mixture of swords, shields, menhirs and stuffed fish) every year. Then Convolvulus arrives carrying a valuable vase (taken from the tent of the legion commander of the base he's operating out of), which he says is a gift from Rome to the most important Gaul in the village. The whole village gathers to see Rome offer tribute to a Gaul, only for Convolvulus to walk past Vitalstatistix and give the vase to Asterix. After the Roman leaves, the village wonders why the vase was given to Asterix and not the chief. A gathering of the village wives combines the facts that Asterix is a close friend of Getafix and the Roman's gift and concludes that the druid told Asterix the secret of the magic potion and that Asterix sold it to the Romans.

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Meanwhile at the village, everyone is preparing for the Vitalstatistix's birthday celebration. As the chief practices his birthday speech, Impedimenta points out that claiming to be surprised by what the villagers give him is ridiculous, and they give him the same junk (a mixture of swords, shields, menhirs and stuffed fish) every year. Then Convolvulus arrives carrying a valuable vase (taken from the tent of the legion commander of the base he's operating out of), which he says is a gift from Rome to the most important Gaul in the village. The whole village gathers to see Rome offer tribute to a Gaul, only for Convolvulus to walk past Vitalstatistix and give the vase to Asterix. After the Roman leaves, the village wonders why the vase was given to Asterix and not the chief. A gathering of the village wives (including the wives of Geriatrix and Fulliautomatix, who are introduced in this volume) combines the facts that Asterix is a close friend of Getafix and the Roman's gift and concludes that the druid told Asterix the secret of the magic potion and that Asterix sold it to the Romans.






* AteItAll: Asterix and Obelix are sitting down to a dinner of wild boar when Convolvulus comes to his door. Asterix gets up to deal with him, and he's not out for one minute before returning to find that Obelix has devoured both their boars.

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* AteItAll: Asterix and Obelix are sitting down to a dinner of wild boar when Convolvulus comes to his door. door; as the Roman leaves, he loudly thanks Asterix for the boar. Asterix gets up to deal with him, and he's not out for one minute before returning to find that Obelix has devoured both their boars.boars, ruining his attempt to explain himself to a suspicious Vitalstatistix.



* GoneHorriblyRight: Convolvulus stages an elaborate show to convince the Gauls that they have the magic potion. Unfortunately, the Romans believe it as well...

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* GoneHorriblyRight: GoneHorriblyRight:
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Convolvulus stages an elaborate show to convince the Gauls that they have the magic potion. Unfortunately, the Romans believe it as well...



* GossipEvolution / GossipyHens: Impedimenta and her circle tend to make tense situations worse with their speculations.
* HatePlague: Convolvulus mere presence is enough to make people hate each other and he simply need a few words to separate great friends.

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* GossipEvolution / GossipyHens: GossipEvolution: Impedimenta and her circle tend to make tense situations worse with their speculations.
* HatePlague: Convolvulus Convolvulus' mere presence is enough to make people hate each other (and it transcends species; when he was sentenced to execution in the circus, the lions ended up eating each other instead) and he simply need needs a few words to separate great friends.



* IgnoredEnemy: The Pirates prepare to attack the Roman Galley carrying Convolvulus to Gaul...but the Romans are too busy arguing to pay them any mind. Then Convolvulus works his evil on the Pirates, who sinks themselves as a result of in-fighting.
* JustShootHim: Discussed during Caesar's meeting, throwing the full weight of the Roman army could take care of the Gauls, magic potion or not, but it would weaken the Roman's borders.

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* IgnoredEnemy: The Pirates prepare to attack the Roman Galley carrying Convolvulus to Gaul...but the Romans are too busy arguing to pay them any mind. Then Convolvulus works his evil on the Pirates, Pirates (by claiming that he personally bought off Baba the lookout), who sinks sink themselves as a result of in-fighting.
* JustShootHim: Discussed during Caesar's meeting, throwing the full weight of the Roman army could take care of the Gauls, magic potion or not, but it would weaken the Roman's Roman Empire's borders.



* ProperlyParanoid: Near the beginning, Getafix worries that they've had so much good fortune- plenty of boars, no trouble from the Romans, Cacophonix losing his voice- that trouble must be brewing. Cut to the ship carrying Convolvulus.

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* ProperlyParanoid: Near the beginning, Getafix worries that they've had so much good fortune- fortune - plenty of boars, no trouble from the Romans, Cacophonix Cacofonix losing his voice- voice - that trouble must be brewing. Cut to the ship carrying Convolvulus.



* WinsByDoingAbsolutelyNothing: A prisoner is presented to Caesar as being able to spread discord and infighting without even trying. The prisoners is brought in (by two arguing guards), and as soon as he arrives the rest of the Senators descend into ratting each other out, mudslinging, and namecalling, with the prisoner pointedly looking smug as he hasn't uttered a single word and already caused a brawl.

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* WinsByDoingAbsolutelyNothing: A prisoner Convolvulus is presented to Caesar as being able to spread discord and infighting without even trying. The prisoners He is brought in (by two arguing guards), and as soon as he arrives the rest of the Senators descend into ratting each other out, mudslinging, and namecalling, with the prisoner Convolvulus pointedly looking smug as he hasn't uttered a single word and already caused a brawl.
13th Feb '17 4:12:08 AM 06tele
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** Later, this is how the Gauls beat Convolvulus. By the end of the book, he has established an atmosphere in which everyone associates him with tricks, ploys and double-crosses. After the Romans have been pounded into a fine paste, Asterix and Obelix simply walk up to Convulvulus in the presence of the centurion and thank him fervently for all his help, giving him the vase as "payment". Convulvulus tries to convince the centurion that it's a trick, but it's too late; since he's already shown that he's a ManipulativeBastard with zero conscience, it's all too easy for the centurion to believe that he would sell the Romans out.
21st Nov '16 9:57:31 PM trixus
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* JustShootHim: Discussed during Caesar's meeting, throwing the full weight of the Roman army could take care of the Gaul magic potion or not but it would weaken the Roman's borders.

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* JustShootHim: Discussed during Caesar's meeting, throwing the full weight of the Roman army could take care of the Gaul Gauls, magic potion or not not, but it would weaken the Roman's borders.


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* SurroundedByIdiots: Convolvulus has problems explaining the legionaries that they don't have magic potion.
8th Jun '16 4:06:37 PM trixus
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* HatePlague: Convolvulus mere presence is enough to make people hate each other and he simply need a few words to separate great friends.


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* JustShootHim: Discussed during Caesar's meeting, throwing the full weight of the Roman army could take care of the Gaul magic potion or not but it would weaken the Roman's borders.
13th Mar '16 7:27:09 PM Bissek
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* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Asterix and Obelix are sent to hold off the Roman's advance units while Getafix brews the magic potion. After the usual CurbStompBattle, Obelix says that they need to press the Romans to stay - they can't hold them off if they're running away!
11th Aug '15 8:25:09 PM N.Harmonik
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* DumbMuscle: Magnumopus, which Convolvulus uses to his advantage.



* TinyHeadedBehemoth: Magnumopus, which Convolvulus uses to his advantage.
17th May '15 2:28:34 PM morenohijazo
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* WinsByDoingAbsolutelyNothing: A prisoner is presented to Caesar as being able to spread discord and infighting without even trying. The prisoners is brought in (by two arguing guards), and as soon as he arrives the rest of the Senators descend into ratting each other out, mudslinging, and namecalling, with the prisoner pointedly looking smug as he hasn't uttered a single word and already caused a brawl.
3rd Aug '14 9:15:55 AM DrDougsh
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* ShoutOut: Centurion Platypus is clearly French actor Lino Ventura.

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* ShoutOut: Centurion Platypus is clearly French actor Lino Ventura. Though a modern reader would be forgiven for confusing him for a caricature of Sylvester Stallone.
29th Jul '14 5:10:43 AM Catbert
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* BeeAfraid: Three legionaires hear Gauls coming and hide in a tree, which happens to have a hornet's nest. They come back to the camp covered in welts.



* GoshHornet: Three legionaires hear Gauls coming and hide in a tree, which happens to have a hornet's nest. They come back to the camp covered in welts.
8th Jul '14 11:01:01 AM morenohijazo
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* goneHorriblyRight: Convolvulus stages an elaborate show to convince the the Gauls that they have the magic potion. Unfortunately, the Romans believe it as well...

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* goneHorriblyRight: GoneHorriblyRight: Convolvulus stages an elaborate show to convince the the Gauls that they have the magic potion. Unfortunately, the Romans believe it as well...



* PaintingTheMedium: Characters under Convolvulus' influence have green SpeechBubbles. When Obelix' anger subsides, his bubbles become progressively whiter.

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* PaintingTheMedium: PaintingTheMedium:
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Characters under Convolvulus' influence have green SpeechBubbles. When Obelix' anger subsides, his bubbles become progressively whiter.
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