History Recap / AsterixAndTheSoothsayer

16th Feb '18 10:04:57 PM zequeins
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**Alternatively, the prophecy may be [[ExactWords exactly correct.]] As long Brutus is on Caesar's side, he won't fall, but [[EtTuBrute the moment he changes side...]] Then fall, Caesar.
11th Feb '18 6:04:04 AM fruitstripegum
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* CallBack: When Prolix accidentally correctly predicts that a pair of dice will add up to VII, he explains that if he really were a soothsayer but wanted to prove himself a fake, he would have known the dice would add up to VII and would have predicted a roll of VIII instead. The none-too-bright Optio of Compendium is thoroughly confused by Prolix' defence, and in near the end of the book, he collars Prolix and orders him to make another prediction about a dice roll. This time, Prolix guesses VIII, but the dice add up to VII, which only confuses the Optio further.

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* CallBack: When Prolix accidentally correctly predicts that a pair of dice will add up to VII, he explains that if he really were a soothsayer but wanted to prove himself a fake, he would have known the dice would add up to VII and would have predicted a roll of VIII instead. The none-too-bright Optio of Compendium is thoroughly confused by Prolix' Prolix's defence, and in near the end of the book, he collars Prolix and orders him to make another prediction about a dice roll. This time, Prolix guesses VIII, but the dice add up to VII, which only confuses the Optio further.



* EmbarrassingNickname: In the early days of their courtship/marriage, Impedimenta used to call Vitalstatistix "Piggywiggy". When Prolix tells her that Vitalstatistix will move to Lutetia to go into business with her wealthy brother Homeopathix (seen in [[Recap/AsterixAndTheLaurelWreath the previous volume]]), she revives the nickname, much to Asterix and Obelix' amusement.

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* EmbarrassingNickname: In the early days of their courtship/marriage, Impedimenta used to call Vitalstatistix "Piggywiggy". When Prolix tells her that Vitalstatistix will move to Lutetia to go into business with her wealthy brother Homeopathix (seen in [[Recap/AsterixAndTheLaurelWreath the previous volume]]), she revives the nickname, much to Asterix and Obelix' Obelix's amusement.



* KarmaHoudini: In the end, Prolix gets away, without a scratch. However he does seem to have been a bit humbled by the experience and it's ambiguous on whether he will go back to his scammer ways. In the later album ''The Asterix and Obelix Birthday Book'', we find Prolix up to his old tricks making preposterous predictions during Asterix' and Obelix' birthday party, to which he has inexplicably been invited (along with Squareonthehypotenus from ''The Mansions of the Gods'', Redbeard and his crew, and Julius Caesar himself!); and while the Gauls are mostly tolerant, they are clearly skeptical.

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* KarmaHoudini: In the end, Prolix gets away, without a scratch. However he does seem to have been a bit humbled by the experience and it's ambiguous on whether he will go back to his scammer ways. In the later album ''The Asterix and Obelix Birthday Book'', we find Prolix up to his old tricks making preposterous predictions during Asterix' Asterix's and Obelix' Obelix's birthday party, to which he has inexplicably been invited (along with Squareonthehypotenus from ''The Mansions of the Gods'', Redbeard and his crew, and Julius Caesar himself!); and while the Gauls are mostly tolerant, they are clearly skeptical.



* NoNameGiven: Despite being a prominent character in the story starting with Prolix' arrest, Artierosclerosus' rather dim-witted Optio is never addressed by name.
* NoSell: Unhygienix is the only one unaffected by Getafix' foul-smelling mixture of gasses, because, considering his profession, he is used to such bad odors.

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* NoNameGiven: Despite being a prominent character in the story starting with Prolix' Prolix's arrest, Artierosclerosus' rather dim-witted Optio is never addressed by name.
* NoSell: Unhygienix is the only one unaffected by Getafix' Getafix's foul-smelling mixture of gasses, because, considering his profession, he is used to such bad odors.



** Every time one of Prolix' predictions appears to come true following his arrest by the Romans, the Optio asks, "Do we lock him up, then?"

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** Every time one of Prolix' Prolix's predictions appears to come true following his arrest by the Romans, the Optio asks, "Do we lock him up, then?"
3rd Jan '18 8:46:08 PM mlsmithca
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* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Or intelligence, rather. The Optio says he dosn't get it, Arteriosclerosus responds that it's to be expected, "since I'm a centurion and you're an optio". The optio wanders away scrathing his head, a legionary asks if he needs help, and gets told "no, you wouldn't understand, since I'm an optio and you're just an legionary". When Arteriosclerosus get demoted the Optio ignores his attempt at convincing him Prolix is a soothsayer because he is under him now.

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* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Or intelligence, rather. intelligence. The Optio says he dosn't doesn't get it, Arteriosclerosus responds that it's to be expected, "since I'm a centurion and you're an optio". The optio wanders away scrathing scratching his head, a legionary asks if he needs help, and gets told "no, you wouldn't understand, since I'm an optio and you're just an legionary". When Arteriosclerosus get demoted gets demoted, the Optio ignores his attempt at convincing him Prolix is a soothsayer because he is under him now.
3rd Jan '18 8:45:07 PM mlsmithca
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* NoSell: Unhygienix is the only one unaffected by Gatafix' foul-smelling mixture of gasses, because, considering his profession, he is used to such bad odors.

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* NoSell: Unhygienix is the only one unaffected by Gatafix' Getafix' foul-smelling mixture of gasses, because, considering his profession, he is used to such bad odors.



* SpringtimeForHitler: Prolix tries to prove that he is a fake by making a prediction on the outcome of a dice roll. He predicts a combined roll of VII, and believes that as he always loses at gambling, he should be safe in making an inaccurate prediction. However, the dice land on V and II, which add up to VII, so Arteriosclerosus orders his arrest. Of course, it was not a good choice, because seven is the most common result of rolling two six-sided dice (and not knowing that may explain why he always loses at gambling). Even worse in the animated adaptation where he predict the coin toss would be nor heads or tail, the coin get stuck in an amphora on the edge side.

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* SpringtimeForHitler: Prolix tries to prove that he is a fake by making a prediction on the outcome of a dice roll. He predicts a combined roll of VII, and believes that as he always loses at gambling, he should be safe in making an inaccurate prediction. However, the dice land on V and II, which add up to VII, so Arteriosclerosus orders his arrest. Of course, it was not a good choice, because seven is the most common result of rolling two six-sided dice (and not knowing that may explain why he always loses at gambling). Even worse in the animated adaptation where he predict predicts the coin toss would be nor neither heads or tail, nor tails, and the coin get gets stuck in an amphora on the edge side.
13th Dec '17 7:36:22 AM trixus
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* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Or intelligence, rather. The Optio says he dosn't get it, Arteriosclerosus responds that it's to be expected, "since I'm a centurion and you're an optio". The optio wanders away scrathing his head, a legionary asks if he needs help, and gets told "no, you wouldn't understand, since I'm an optio and you're just an legionary".

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* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Or intelligence, rather. The Optio says he dosn't get it, Arteriosclerosus responds that it's to be expected, "since I'm a centurion and you're an optio". The optio wanders away scrathing his head, a legionary asks if he needs help, and gets told "no, you wouldn't understand, since I'm an optio and you're just an legionary". When Arteriosclerosus get demoted the Optio ignores his attempt at convincing him Prolix is a soothsayer because he is under him now.



* PetTheDog: After spending all the comic trying to lock Prolix, the Optio simply tells him to get lost.



* SpringtimeForHitler: Prolix tries to prove that he is a fake by making a prediction on the outcome of a dice roll. He predicts a combined roll of VII, and believes that as he always loses at gambling, he should be safe in making an inaccurate prediction. However, the dice land on V and II, which add up to VII, so Arteriosclerosus orders his arrest. Of course, it was not a good choice, because seven is the most common result of rolling two six-sided dice (and not knowing that may explain why he always loses at gambling).

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* SpringtimeForHitler: Prolix tries to prove that he is a fake by making a prediction on the outcome of a dice roll. He predicts a combined roll of VII, and believes that as he always loses at gambling, he should be safe in making an inaccurate prediction. However, the dice land on V and II, which add up to VII, so Arteriosclerosus orders his arrest. Of course, it was not a good choice, because seven is the most common result of rolling two six-sided dice (and not knowing that may explain why he always loses at gambling). Even worse in the animated adaptation where he predict the coin toss would be nor heads or tail, the coin get stuck in an amphora on the edge side.
25th Nov '17 2:15:30 PM Chabal2
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* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Or intelligence, rather. The Optio says he dosn't get it, Arteriosclerosus responds that it's to be expected, "since I'm a centurion and you're an optio". The optio wanders away scrathing his head, a legionary asks if he needs help, and gets told "no, you wouldn't understand, since I'm an optio and you're just an legionary".



* DramaticIrony: On the page discussing soothsayers and their unreliability, an augurer is telling Julius Caesar that as long as Brutus is near him, he has nothing to fear. Of course, [[Theatre/JuliusCaesar we all know how accurate that was...]]

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* DramaticIrony: On the page discussing soothsayers and their unreliability, an augurer is telling Julius Caesar that as long as Brutus is near him, he has nothing to fear.fear (Brutus is even playing with a knife). Of course, [[Theatre/JuliusCaesar we all know how accurate that was...]]


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* GoneHorriblyRight: Every time Prolix needs to prove that he can/can't see the future, it goes exactly the way he doesn't want it to.


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* IncrediblyLamePun: Despite claiming to despise easy puns, Getafix calls the cauldron of stinking potion "the pollution to all our problems".
11th Oct '17 6:15:02 AM Medinoc
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* SpringtimeForHitler: Prolix tries to prove that he is a fake by making a prediction on the outcome of a dice roll. He predicts a combined roll of VII, and believes that as he always loses at gambling, he should be safe in making an inaccurate prediction. However, the dice land on V and II, which add up to VII, so Arteriosclerosus orders his arrest. Of course, it was not a good choice, because seven is the most common result of rolling two six-sided dice.

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* SpringtimeForHitler: Prolix tries to prove that he is a fake by making a prediction on the outcome of a dice roll. He predicts a combined roll of VII, and believes that as he always loses at gambling, he should be safe in making an inaccurate prediction. However, the dice land on V and II, which add up to VII, so Arteriosclerosus orders his arrest. Of course, it was not a good choice, because seven is the most common result of rolling two six-sided dice.dice (and not knowing that may explain why he always loses at gambling).
11th Oct '17 6:09:14 AM Medinoc
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* AnimatedAdaptation: Though it was titled ''Asterix and the Big Fight'', the film borrows heavily from this album.

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* AnimatedAdaptation: Though it was titled ''Asterix and the Big Fight'', Fight'' (from [[Recap/AsterixAndTheBigFight which]] it takes Getafix's indisposition), the film borrows heavily from this album.
29th Sep '17 9:02:31 PM mlsmithca
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* KarmaHoudini: In the end, Prolix gets away, without a scratch. However he does seem to have been a bit humbled by the experience and it's ambiguous on whether he will go back to his scammer ways.
** Actually, in the later album ''The Asterix and Obelix Birthday Book'', we find Prolix up to his old tricks making preposterous predictions during Asterix' and Obelix' birthday party, to which he has inexplicably been invited (along with Squareonthehypotenuse from ''The Mansions of the Gods'', Redbeard and his crew, and Julius Caesar himself!); and while the Gauls are mostly tolerant, they are clearly skeptical.

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* KarmaHoudini: In the end, Prolix gets away, without a scratch. However he does seem to have been a bit humbled by the experience and it's ambiguous on whether he will go back to his scammer ways.
** Actually, in
ways. In the later album ''The Asterix and Obelix Birthday Book'', we find Prolix up to his old tricks making preposterous predictions during Asterix' and Obelix' birthday party, to which he has inexplicably been invited (along with Squareonthehypotenuse Squareonthehypotenus from ''The Mansions of the Gods'', Redbeard and his crew, and Julius Caesar himself!); and while the Gauls are mostly tolerant, they are clearly skeptical.
9th Aug '17 9:08:35 AM HSutherland
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** Actually, in the later album ''The Asterix and Obelix Birthday Book'', we find Prolix up to his old tricks making preposterous predictions during Asterix' and Obelix' birthday party, to which he has inexplicably been invited (with Squareonthehypotenuse from ''The Mansions of the Gods'', Redbeard and his crew, and Julius Caesar himself!); and while the Gauls are tolerant,they are clearly skeptical.

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** Actually, in the later album ''The Asterix and Obelix Birthday Book'', we find Prolix up to his old tricks making preposterous predictions during Asterix' and Obelix' birthday party, to which he has inexplicably been invited (with (along with Squareonthehypotenuse from ''The Mansions of the Gods'', Redbeard and his crew, and Julius Caesar himself!); and while the Gauls are tolerant,they mostly tolerant, they are clearly skeptical.
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