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The characters found in the comic book series ''Asterix''. Characters with a DubNameChange have their original French name in the parentheses next to their English version name.
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!!Asterix
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The main character of the series, Asterix got into various adventures with his much larger friend Obelix.

* TheAce: The best and cleverest warrior of the village.
%%* {{Badass}}
%%* BadassMustache
* BashBrothers: With Obelix.
* BigGuyLittleGuy: The latter, with Obelix as the big guy.
* [[BrainsAndBrawn The Brains]]: To Obelix's Brawn.
* CelibateHero: Although when Panacea kisses him at the end of ''Asterix the Legionary'', he falls for her just as hard as Obelix did. He also appreciates Cleopatra's nose ("Very pretty!"). It's implied that he has a thing for Bravura.
* GuileHero: Where even magic-potion powered brute strength fails, Asterix uses his brains to defeat the obstacles in his way. In the Twelve Tasks story, he tricks a martial artist into telling him how to defeat him, gets a hypnotist to hypnotize himself and drives an entire asylum of bureaucrats insane by playing their own game against them.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Blond-haired and the most heroic of the main cast.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Obelix.
%%* IndyPloy
* MercurysWings: His helmet has decorative wings, as do those of some other Gauls.
** ExpressiveAccessory: His helmet's wings are in different positions depending on his mood.
%%* NiceHat
* OnlySaneMan: Shares the role with Getafix.
* OrnamentalWeapon: His sword. Occasionaly subverted: for example, he used it to [[RuleOfCool duel a Roman drunkard]] and later on cut a rope in Asterix and Caesar's Gift. He's also used it to slice food on ocassion.
* PintSizedPowerhouse: Mainly after taking the magic potion, but can still hold his own without it.
* PunnyName: From French "astérisque", English "asterisk", a small typographical symbol (*) used for footnotes. It originally comes from Greek "asteriskos" meaning small star, and he's the small star of the series.
* ShorterMeansSmarter: Is much smaller than Obelix.
* TheSnarkKnight: Especially in the first live action movie.

!!Obelix
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Asterix's best friend and constant companion. As a baby, he fell into a cauldron of magic potion and drank quite a bit. Because of that, he's absolutely huge, and always wants to drink more potion (though Getafix won't let him). He sells menhirs.

%%* {{Acrofatic}}
%%* {{Badass}}
%%* BadassMustache
* BashBrothers: With Asterix.
* BerserkButton:
** Whatever you do, NEVER call him fat.
** And do not even THINK of doing anything bad to Dogmatix.
%%* BewareTheNiceOnes
* BigEater: "Did he eat anything before that?" "Two boars." "[[OOCIsSeriousBusiness Right, he didn't eat anything.]]"
* BigFun: He's big and he's fun.
* BigGuyLittleGuy: The former, with Asterix as the little guy.
* BloodKnight: To the point where a dream he had where Caesar withdrew all the Roman legionaries surrounding their village qualified as a ''nightmare'' for him.
%%* BoisterousBruiser
%%* BraidsOfBarbarism
* [[BrainsAndBrawn The Brawn]]: To Asterix's Brains.
* BruiserWithASoftCenter: OK, so Obelix loves fighting, but he's a big softie away from the battlefield. Especially where his dog is concerned or when Panacea walks around.
* CannotTalkToWomen: Obelix is so smiten by Panacea's beauty that he can only sprout [[TheUnintelligible strings of sounds that doesn't make any sense]].
* CantHoldHisLiquor: Especially in ''Asterix in Switzerland''.
%%* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength: He's not unaware of his limits, but he often does not seem to realize that not everyone is as strong or invulnerable as he is.
* TheDreaded: For the Romans.
* DramaticIrony: When he and Asterix were in Rome, Obelix wanted to fight with the Praetorian Guard. Asterix didn't let him. Obelix's SuperStrength let him defeat all the [[{{Mooks}} legionaries]] that patrol Gaul, a conquered country. The Praetorian Guards are EliteMooks that allegedly could destroy Obelix just because Obelix has never been challenged by anyone. Obelix's strength is his weakness.
%%* DumbMuscle
%%* FatIdiot
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Asterix.
* IAmBigBoned: His chest has just "slipped a bit".
** One Roman centurion places an APB on Obelix by asking to be on the lookout for a "low chested man."
%%* KindheartedSimpleton
* LightningBruiser: Don't be fooled by his, ahem, "big bones". As a result of his potion overdose, he is not only gigantically strong but also lightning fast and quick on his feet.
%%* ManChild
* NeverLiveItDown: [[InvokedTrope Invoked]]. He constantly needs to be reminded of that one time he fell into a cauldron of magic potion.
--> (annoyed) "Yes, [[AsYouKnow as we all know]], I fell into a cauldron of magic potion as a baby and it had a permanent effect on me."
* OneManArmy: So much that a legion of Romans for him to fight is his birthday present.
* PunnyName: From French "obélisque", English "obelisk", meaning a type of standing stone similar to the menhirs he makes, and also a typographical symbol (†) which may be used for footnotes together with asterisks (which are much smaller).
%%* RedHeadedHero
%%* StoutStrength
* SuperStrength: Unlike the other villagers, Obelix's strength is permanent.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Roasted wild boars.

!!Dogmatix (Idefix)
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Obelix's dog.

* AscendedExtra: He was introduced as a literal RunningGag character in ''Asterix and the Banquet,'' as a tiny little dog that keeps following Asterix and Obelix aroud without them noticing. Readers liked him so much that he returned in the next album as Obelix's dog, and would go on to play important parts in later stories, even starring in short books and comics of his own.
* BerserkButton: He doesn't like it when someone knocks down a tree.
%%* CanineCompanion
* KillerRabbit: On occasions, he will drink Magic Potion of his own, allowing him to become practically as dangeorous as the Gauls.
* RunningGag: Frequently when Asterix and Obelix are about to travel, Asterix will try to convince Obelix to leave him behind, only for Obelix to find a way to take him anyway.
* PunnyName: From "dogmatic", adhering to beliefs without fail, which also contains "dog". It's fortuitously close to the French original which puns on ''idée fixe'', "fixed idea".
%%* TeamPet

!!Getafix (Panoramix)
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The elder and druid of the village. He is responsible for the creation of the magical potion that made the village invincible.

* BadassGrandpa: Not in the sense that he is good at fighting, but in the first book of the series, he gets captured and tortured by Romans for hours to get him to reveal the secret of Magic Potion. He remains completely impervious to it. In one story, he did drink his own potion and fought Romans alongside Asterix.
%%* CoolOldGuy
* DistressedDude: He's the most-frequently captured of the Gauls, due to his knowledge and crucial role in providing the magical potion to the village.
** KidnappedScientist: Well Clarke's third rule and all that.
* {{Druid}}: A magical version.
* GrumpyOldMan: At times, especially in the first live action movie.
* ItMayHelpYouOnYourQuest: He always gives a canteen of magical potion to Asterix.
* PunnyName: Getafix ("[[GettingCrapPastTheRadar get a fix]]"), Magigimix ("magic gimmicks"). Or the German variant, Miraculix ("miracle").
%%* TheMentor
* {{Omniglot}}: Latin, Proto-Germanic, Egyptian... Has led to a BilingualBackfire on at least one occasion, when someone didn't know he spoke their language.
* OnlySaneMan: Shares the role with Asterix.
%%* TheSmartGuy
* WizardBeard: Well, Druid Beard at least.

!!Vitalstatistix (Abraracourcix)
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The chief of the village.

* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Played with. If there is an all-out threat that Asterix and Obelix can't manage alone, he takes the potion to fight like everybody else... but he always ends dropped to the floor by his carriers. On the other hand, he's shown to be either the second strongest person of the village after Obelix (whose SuperStrength is active all the time), enough to deliver a MegatonPunch ''without'' magic potion.
* ButtMonkey: Let's see, he has an overbearing wife, his carriers keep dropping him, and his village constantly fights amongst themselves with the slightest provocation.
* EmbarrassingNickname: "Piggywiggy", by his wife.
* HenpeckedHusband: He is frequently berated and ordered around by his wife, Impedimenta, and is a frequent object of her HairTriggerTemper.
* MeaningfulName / PunnyName: Vitalstatisix, vital statistics, Macroeconomix, macro economics, Tunnabrix, Ton of Bricks.
** "Vital statistics" can refer to a person's measurements, thus it's a pun on his girth and weight.
* OnlySaneMan: Views himself as one, but usually isn't.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: In his good days.
* TooImportantToWalk: He's held up via ShieldSurf by two Gauls. Unfortunately for his image, he ends up falling off for one reason or another (the main one being that the carriers are ''two different sizes'').

!!Cacofonix (Assurancetourix)
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The village bard and school teacher who is infamous for his bad singing voice.

* AlwaysCamp: He's a singer, therefore has camp mannerisms and an imagined image of himself as a great, tortured artist.
* BornInTheWrongCentury: An AlternateCharacterInterpretation - some early books imply he'd be TheRockStar nowadays, but no-one understands his art because it's 50BC. Most later books dispense with this idea.
* ButtMonkey / ChewToy: Is frequently [[BoundAndGagged tied up]] at the end of the book when the villagers are celebrating.[[note]]Frequently, but not always; he is present at the banquet in about a third of the books.[[/note]]
* DramaQueen: Never makes a fuss about his physical mistreatment by the other characters unless he wasn't going to sing, but other than that there is no misfortune he can't overreact to.
* DreadfulMusician: On occasion he's been shown to be an acceptable musician - for example, in Asterix and the Normans - but a terrible, terrible singer. He's so bad that he can [[BeyondTheImpossible cause storms to generate indoors]]. The other characters think nothing of resorting to violence to shut him up. None of this penetrates his illusion that he is a poetic genius...
* FiredTeacher: In ''Asterix and the Secret Weapon'' he was fired from his role as the village school teacher.
* GiftedlyBad: Despite his complete lack of talent, there are several characters over the course of the series who absolutely love his singing, and it has saved the day several times (such as by teaching the Normans the meaning of fear in ''Asterix and the Normans'', or ending the Ganges valley drought in ''Asterix and the Magic Carpet'').
* MeaningfulName / PunnyName: Cacofonix, cacophony; Malacoustix, Mal + acoustics... less so in the original French (''Assurances tous risques'' = ''Comprehensive insurance'').
* NiceGuy: He's said to be a very pleasant person as long as you don't let him sing.
* NonActionGuy: Unlike the other men of the village, he rarely takes part in fighting the Romans, only fighting when it is personal or there is no other option. Though he does do so once, beating the crap out of the Normans with a [[InstrumentOfMurder horn.]] He's outright identified in one book as the villager the Romans fear the least (and thus the best candidate to be kidnapped as a "present" for Caesar).
* SmallNameBigEgo: Despite being a terrible singer, he thinks he is a talented one. The almost universally negative reactions of everyone who hears him do nothing to dispel his illusion.

!!Fulliautomatix (Cetautomatix)
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The blacksmith of the village.

* TheBlacksmith
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Fulliautomatix in ''Asterix the Gaul'' and ''Asterix and the Banquet'' looks and acts nothing like the character does in later books.
* DropTheHammer: Given that he's a blacksmith. But he seems to be all too willing to use it on Cacofonix and against the Roman soldiers in battle.
* {{Jerkass}}: He's always starting fights with Unhygenix, hammering Cacofonix into the ground and mocking the advanced age of Geriatrix; he's basically the village bully.
** JerkassHasAPoint: Unhygenix's fishes ''are'' never fresh.
*** And Cacofonix's music ''is'' that bad.
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: See VitriolicBestBuds below.
* FamilyThemeNaming: His father is Semiautomatix.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Unhygienix.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Unhygienix. He has also let on on a couple of occasions that he doesn't really hate Cacofonix either.

!!Unhygienix (Ordralfabetix)
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The fisherman of the village, also sells his fish (imported from Lutetia by ox cart, a ''two-weeks trip'') in the market.

* BerserkButton: Don't say his fish isn't fresh.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: He's always barefoot.
* HonorBeforeReason: This is the reason why his fish isn't fresh; he could easily get fresh fish by just going fishing to the sea right next to the village, but he constantly insists on ordering it from ''Luteria'' (which as noted above is a ''two-weeks trip''), arguing it's of better quality back here. By the time the fish arrives, it usually is already not fresh anymore.
* MeaningfulName: In the British edition, he's Unhygienix. In the American, he's Epidemix.
** His wife's name, appropriately enough, is Bacteria.
* ShamuFu: His preferred method of fighting.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Fulliautomatix.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Again, with Fulliautomatix.

!!Geriatrix (Agecanonix)
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The oldest villager.

* AdaptationalWimp: His live-action counterpart in the first movie is much more played as a ButtMonkey.
* BadassGrandpa: Beats a Roman legionary three times his size with the Roman's own club.
%%* CrazyJealousGuy
* DirtyOldMan: Though it's not as obvious as more well-known examples.
* GloryDays: He fought at [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Gergovia the Battle of Gergovia]] and is quite eager to remind everyone of it.
* MealTicket: Averted. His incredibly sexy and much younger wife really does love him.
* TheNapoleon: Very short (as short as Asterix) and has a bad temper.
* PunnyName: From "geriatric", an elderly person.
* ScrewPolitenessImASenior: Zigzagged. While he is a GrumpyOldMan, he ''demands'' that he be targeted in fights.
* UglyGuyHotWife: Despite being an ugly old man, he has a very beautiful wife.

!!Impedimenta (Bonemine)

Vitalstatistix's wife who proudly protects her status as the village's "first lady."

%%* ApronMatron
%%* DeadpanSnarker
* HairTriggerTemper: Just ask Vitalstatistix.
* HiddenHeartOfGold: She seldom shows it but it does exist.
* RollingPinOfDoom and FryingPanOfDoom: Her [[WeaponOfChoice Weapons Of Choice]] every time she gets into a CatFight or the rare times she fights the Romans for real along with the rest of the villagers.

!!Mrs. Geriatrix (Mme Agecanonix)

Geriatrix's young, sexy and nameless wife.

* CatFight: Often gets into these with Impedimenta. A variation as well since both women have quite a violent streak.
%%* MayDecemberRomance
* MsFanservice: The most obvious example in the comic.
* NoNameGiven: She's one of few characters who is never named, in any language. She has been referred to as "Geriatrix's Wife" and "Mrs Geriatrix," but never gets a name of her own.
* StatuesqueStunner: Also the tallest woman in the village.
%%* UglyGuyHotWife

!!Panacea (Falbala)

A beautiful villager. First introduced in ''Asterix the Legionary''.

* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Obelix has a crush on her... but she's engaged (and later married).
* AscendedExtra: She makes occasional appearances.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Blond-haired, and the series' apex of female youth and innocence.
%%* HelloNurse
* LightFeminineAndDarkFeminine: The Light Feminine to Latraviata's Dark Feminine in ''Asterix And The Actress''.
* ShesAllGrownUp: In her début.

!!Justforkix (Goudurix)

A trendy teenager and Vitalstatistix's nephew.

%%* BlindingBangs
* LovableCoward: To the point where the Normans want him to teach them fear.
%%* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
%%* TotallyRadical

!!Julius Caesar
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The leader of Rome based on the RealLife [[Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar person]]. A recurring villain of the series.

* AntiVillain: Usually [[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Type I]].
%%* {{Badass}}
* BadassCape: "Would you mind returning to Caesar that which belongs to Caesar?"
%%* BigBad
%%* TheChessmaster
* CardCarryingVillain: In ''Asterix Conquers America''.
* CharacterDevelopment: In the earliest albums, Caesar was little more than a villainous plot device that drove the Romans forward in their conquest of Europe; the original depiction doesn't even have the same design as the more well known version. Once he began to appear as an actual character rather than a generic Evil Emperor, he quickly became the dignified statesman he is for most of the series.
* CleopatraNose: While the actual Cleopatra has none!
* DeadpanSnarker: Especially toward Brutus and those who fail him.
* EnemyMine: [[spoiler: In the first live-action movie, after Detritus betrays and overthrows him, he has to work with the good guys to get his power back.]]
* EvenEvilHasStandards: And he takes pride in it.
%%* FailureIsTheOnlyOption
* FriendlyEnemy: Very much so; he holds no personal inemity against the Gauls, despite having the ambition to conquer their last stronghold, and his main concern is the well being of Rome. Two episodes do show him being antagonistic towards them, notably ''Asterix and The Chieftain's Shield'', and ''Asterix in Belgium''.
%%* GracefulLoser
%%* HistoricalDomainCharacter
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Cannot for the life of him see Brutus attacking him. Looking back at history, we already know what that cost him.
* ManipulativeBastard: He has his moments.
* MayDecemberRomance: With Cleopatra. They even have a child together. [[spoiler: His name is Caesarion aka Ptolemy XV, and the reason Brutus takes on the Gauls' Village is Cleopatra sent the child to Asterix to keep him safe from Brutus.]]
* NobleDemon: even though he is willing to use deception, tricks and manipulation, he will ''always'' keep his word when he makes a promise, and be grateful to his enemies when they help him. [[spoiler: When he finds in "Asterix and Son" the Gauls protected his son with Cleopatra from a murderous, power-hungry Brutus intent on securing power in Rome, Caesar's more than amiable to repair the damage Brutus wreaked.]]
* ThirdPersonPerson: After explaining his plans to his lackeys: "Wow, he's amazing!" "Who?" "Well, you!" "Ah, him!"
%%* WorthyOpponent

!!Brutus
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Caesar's adoptive son.

* TheBrute: Well with a name like that... Later we see his tactical skill, it amounts to "Burn it to the ground".
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: His appearance and general attitude has been largely unconsistant in the various cameos he made over the course of the series. It's not until ''Asterix and Son'' that he gets actually solid characterizations.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Just about every one of his appearances reminds us that he ''will'' kill Caesar (though not in the series).
--> '''Caesar:''' (having gotten up to lead the others to the dining hall) You too, my son!
--> '''Brutus:''' (thinking) He's starting to annoy me with those classical allusions of his! One of these days I'm going to up and...
%%* HistoricalDomainCharacter
* KnifeNut: Is almost always playing with a knife (again, {{Foreshadowing}}), usually hurting himself with it.
* KnightOfCerebus: He was the main villain only for one book, but when it happened, he was one of the few villains to be played dead serious. He actually manages to ''burn'' the Gauls' village in the climax.
* PhraseCatcher: "Et Tu Brute."
* TheStarscream: ''Asterix and Son'' reveals Brutus was after the "son" Asterix had because that was really Caesaerion, the son of Caesar and Cleopatra, and Brutus had tried to find AND [[WouldHurtAChild kill the child]] to secure his ascention to the Roman throne. This story shows him out for once as a true BigBad, and Caesar is aghast at this treachery.
* TookALevelInJerkass: He never really was portrayed as particularly nice, but in ''Asterix and Son'', he ascends to full-fledged villain who WouldHurtAChild.
* TopHeavyGuy: Like most of the centurions, has huge hairy arms and chest with normal-sized legs.

!!The Pirates

* [[BetterToDieThanBeKilled Better To Sink Than Be Sunk]]: On occasion, they will scuttle their own ship when Asterix and Obelix turn up; it saves them a few knocks and amounts to the same thing in the end. It gets [[CrowningMomentOfFunny pretty hilarious]] if they sink it when Asterix and Obelix didn't intend to attack them anyways.
* BoomerangBigot: The captain seems to be a Gaul himself - he has a red beard and hair, wears a horned helmet, and swears by Gaulish gods.
* ChewToy: Almost always getting their ship destroyed, and it's hilarious.
* {{Expy}}/AffectionateParody: All of the pirates are expies of the characters from the ''ComicBook/BarbeRouge'' (''Redbeard'') comics created by Jean-Michel Charlier and Victor Hubinon (and which, like ''Asterix'' itself, first appeared in the French comics periodical ''Pilote'').
* ElmuhFuddSyndwome: The FunetikAksent of Baba, the African Lookout, has blanks instead of the letter "R".
* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: They're never shown to successfully pillage anyone, always getting beat up, having their ship sunk, or both.
%%* GoldfishPoopGang
* {{Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain}}s: It gets to the point that they're not even really villains as much as victims anymore.
* NoNameGiven: Until ''Asterix and Obelix all at Sea'' (the captain is still unnamed).
* OhCrap: "The Gau-Gau-Gauls!"
* OriginStory: One album shows that the pirates were originally Roman slaves that were put to work on a Roman villa resort near Asterix village. After they talk the Gauls into letting them finish the project so the overseer will set them free, they are paid a wage they have earned, and are on their way, with the future pirate captain mentioning that they might invest in a ship.
* PirateBooty: Subverted; they always manage to cross paths with our heroes before they can steal enough to pay off their latest ship loan.
* PretentiousLatinMotto: The oldest pirate likes to utter Latin mottos.
* ReformedButRejected: In ''Asterix and the Cauldron'', they give up piracy and open a restaurant instead. Unfortunately, Asterix and Obelix assume that they're the ones who stole the cauldron of coins and beat them up as per usual.
* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: Other than get their ship sunk.
* ThrowTheDogABone: At the end of ''Asterix and the Cauldron'', [[spoiler:money literally falls out of the sky onto their ship]].
* YankTheDogsChain: "They're all in Roman uniform; we can take 'em." Guess who's on board!

!!Cleopatra

The queen of Egypt.

* CharacterDevelopment: From being [[HotBlooded bratty, spoiled and rather childlish]] to a much [[SilkHidingSteel calmer and wiser woman.]]
* FaceDeathWithDignity: When she thinks Asterix wants to assassinate her, she holds a long speech about "showing the barbarians how a queen dies". Asterix eventually gets impatient and manages to throw a word in.
* HideYourChildren: To protect her son with Caesar in "Asterix and Son," she sends him to the Gauls' Village. It leads for a Dramatic Reveal when Caesar finds out the truth of Brutus' treachery.
%%* HistoricalDomainCharacter
* MayDecemberRomance: With Caesar. [[spoiler: And has a son with Caesar, Ptolemy XV Caesarion, who she hides in the Gauls' Village in "Asterix and Son" when Brutus tries to kill the child.]]
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: They took as many cues from [[Film/{{Cleopatra}} Elizabeth Taylor's Cleopatra]] as possible.
%%* {{Tsundere}}
* YouHaveFailedMe: Threatens Edifis with this.

!!Metric

[[http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Appendix:Proto-Germanic/kuningaz Kuningaz]][[note]]It is believed by linguists that Proto-Germanic was still spoken then.[[/note]] of the Germanic peoples (called Goths in the album).

%%* AdiposeRex
* BadBoss: And how! Prettym uch ever time he's contradicted he orders a public execution.
* TheChewToy: Gets one victory, one impasse, and three defeats in the campaigns shown.
%%* HairTriggerTemper
* [[ShootTheMessenger Tear the Messenger Apart with Wild Horses]]: Why Rhetoric lies about Getafix's response and then tries to bolt.

!!Rhetoric

Metric's interpreter, and later one of at least ten rival kuningōz.
* BlatantLies: In the hopes of saving his own neck.
* OhCrap: "He speaks Gothic [sic]." "He speaks Gothic."
%%* {{Omniglot}}
* TheStarscream: With a little help from Getafix's trademark brew.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Starts off rather pitiable, but becomes chief of the Goths, which goes to his head.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Plans to pressure-boil our heroes when this happens.

!!Edifis (Numerobis)
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The best architect in Alexandria...which isn't saying much. Edifis' ramshackled buildings are the joke of everyone not living in them. In spite of this, he's given the job of constructing the palace for Caesar in three months, or be fed to the sacred crocodiles. Luckily for him, he happens to be friend with Getafix, and manages to convince him to help with magic potion.

* AdaptationalBadass: In the comic, he ends up as a DistressedDude who has to be saved by Asterix and Obelix. In the live-action movie, he turns into a CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass after Getafix gave him magic potion and eventually manages to defeat a similarly magic potion-powered Artifis in a duel.
* {{Bizarrchitecture}}: His buildings, his house in particular.
* DistressedDude: He gets kidnapped by Artifis in the comics.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: He's in charge of the palace construction, but does his to make things run smoothly. His best decision was getting his Gaulish friends involved.

!!Artifis (Amonbofis)
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Edifis's rival in architecture. Artifis would like nothing more than see Edifis fed to the crocodiles, and works to sabotage the construction.

* AdaptationalVillainy: In the comic, he actually ends up reconciling with Edifis and making a HeelFaceTurn. In the live-action movie, Edifis makes him the same offer, only for him to pull a RedemptionRejection.
* AscendedExtra: He was a DiskOneFinalBoss in the comic, where he is defeated at the end of the first half and replaced by the Romans. In the live-action movie, he gets a bigger role, actually joins force with the Roman and even has a climatic duel with Edifis.
* BeardOfEvil: Especially in the movie.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: In the comic, he reconciles with Edifis after being defeated.
* GreenEyedMonster: Decides to sabotage Edifis' construction side because he is jealous the guy was chosen by Cleopatra instead of him to build the palace. More obvious in the live-action movie, where he didn't know Edifis before that and is motivated solely by jealousy, whereas in the comic they are long-time rivals.
* EvilIsHammy: His actor is much more over-the-top in the live-action movie.
%%* HeelFaceTurn
* HeadsIWinTailsYouLose: Offers a deal to Edifis as a proposal to work together to build Ceaser's palace: if the palace is built by the deadline, they share the glory and wealth. If not, Edifis goes to the crocodiles alone. It's clear what answer Edifis responds with.
%%* ObviouslyEvil
* TheRival: For Edifis.
%%* SmugSnake
* VillainSong: The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PezO_Vmqhgg 'Arsenic Cake Song']] from the animated adaption.
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