History Recap / AsterixAndTheSoothsayer

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.
9th Aug '17 9:05:22 AM HSutherland
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** Actually, in the later book ''The Asterix and Obelix Birthday Book'', we find that Prolix up to his old tricks making preposterous predictions during Asterix' and Obelix' birthday party to which he has inexplicably been invited, and while the Gauls are tolerant,they are clearly skeptical.

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** Actually, in the later book album ''The Asterix and Obelix Birthday Book'', we find that Prolix up to his old tricks making preposterous predictions during Asterix' and Obelix' birthday party party, to which he has inexplicably been invited, 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.
9th Aug '17 9:00:21 AM HSutherland
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** Actually, in the later book ''The Asterix and Obelix Birthday Book'', we find that Prolix is up to his old tricks making preposterous predictions, and although inexplicably among the guests invited to Asterix' and Obelix' birthday party, the Gauls while tolerant, are clearly sceptical.

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** Actually, in the later book ''The Asterix and Obelix Birthday Book'', we find that Prolix is up to his old tricks making preposterous predictions, and although inexplicably among the guests invited to predictions during Asterix' and Obelix' birthday party, party to which he has inexplicably been invited, and while the Gauls while tolerant, are tolerant,they are clearly sceptical.skeptical.
9th Aug '17 8:57:36 AM HSutherland
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**Actually, in the later book ''The Asterix and Obelix Birthday Book'', we find that Prolix is up to his old tricks making preposterous predictions, and although inexplicably among the guests invited to Asterix' and Obelix' birthday party, the Gauls while tolerant, are clearly sceptical.
7th Jun '17 7:11:30 PM Bissek
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* SherlockScan: Subverted, since everything the seer predicts is blatantly obvious. When the Optio is reminded of where he used to live due to the hideous odor now floating over the village, Prolix innocently asks if he used to live near a tannery (as Prolix did), which causes the optio to try to arrest him for being a real seer.

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* SherlockScan: Subverted, since everything most of what the seer predicts is either blatantly obvious.obvious or what he believes his audience wants to hear. When the Optio is reminded of where he used to live due to the hideous odor now floating over the village, Prolix innocently asks if he used to live near a tannery (as Prolix did), which causes the optio to try to arrest him for being a real seer.
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