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''Benoit Brisefer'' (''Steven Strong'' and ''Benny Breakiron'' in English) is a {{Franco Belgian comic|s}} created by Pierre Culliford a.k.a. {{Creator/Peyo}} (''Main/TheSmurfs'', ''ComicBook/JohanAndPeewit''), and drawn with the assistance of François Walthéry (author of ''{{ComicBook/Natacha}}'') and scenaristic input from Ivan Delporte.

The comic, about the adventures of a young boy with [[SuperStrongChild super strength]], ran from 1960 to 1978, with increasing [[ScheduleSlip schedule slips]] as time went on due to ''ComicBook/TheSmurfs'' taking up most of Peyo's time. It was revived from 1993 to 2004 by Peyo's son.

Papercutz recently published four books in the series in English -- ''The Red Taxis'', ''Madame Adolphine'', ''The Twelve Trials Of Benny Breakiron'', and ''Uncle Placid''.
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!!Contains examples of:

* AchillesHeel[=/=]WeaksauceWeakness: Benoit loses all his strength whenever he catches a cold. In "Le Fétiche", the villains are aware of his weakness and deliberately try to get him sick in order to abduct him safely.
** Eglantine's weakness is the smell of roses.
* AdultsAreUseless: Boy, are they ever.
* AIIsACrapshoot: Madame Adolphine.
* AlliterativeName
* BeardOfEvil: The BigBad of "Tonton Placide".
** The blackmailer in "Le Cirque Bodoni".
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Benoit; he might be the nicest boy in the world, but unless he has caught a cold, you ''don't want'' to make him angry. Especially visible in "Les Taxis Rouges". Fortunately, he is responsible and it takes a lot to actually make him mad.
* TheBigGuy: Benoit's uncle is a bodyguard and has a frame to match.
* BearsAreBadNews: Averted. The bear in the Bodoni Circus is harmless.
* BlackBeadEyes
* BreakOutTheMuseumPiece: Attempted by embattled gangsters in "Lady d'Olphine", who try to purchase a heavy UsefulNotes/WW2-era howitzer from a local museum.
* TheCameo: De Mesmaeker from ComicBook/GastonLagaffe makes a cameo in "Tonton Placide". And yes, [[RunningGag he loses his contracts]].
* CarChase: The climax of "Lady d'Olphine", complete with destroyed FruitCart.
* CircusBrat: Mona Bodoni.
* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: Except when in school, Benoit's life is free of any adult supervision.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: The management of [[MegaCorp Big Petroleum Company]].
* DeceptivelyHumanRobot: Madame Adolphine is a robot designed to look like an old lady.
* DistaffCounterpart: Later in the series, a young girl named Eglantine is introduced and she has the same powers as Benoit.
* DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength: The reason why other kids wouldn't play with Benoit, because he constantly breaks their toys. They mistakenly think he's clumsy.
* FatCamp: Ran alongside the SummerCampy in one story.
* FreakLabAccident: How Eglantine gained her powers. We're never revealed if Benoit's powers were gained the same way.
* [[FreeRangeChildren Free Range Child]]
* FullCircleRevolution: Benoit ends up in a BananaRepublic where the generals of the army, navy and air force are in a permanent three-way struggle for power, with the palace changing hands every two days or so, not helped by the general incompetence of the soldiers. The citizens have grown used to this ("How much are the watermelons?" "Fifty pesos." "They've gone up again." "Those don't have bullet holes in them").
* GoodAngelBadAngel: When Benoit got hungry, a Devil!Benoit pops up and tempt Benoit into using someone else's money to buy chocolate. Benoit almost does, but refuses at the last moment. When Devil!Benoit wouldn't stop pestering him, Benoit knocks him out.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Benoit.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: Big greedy showbiz owner, Choesels. He was Bodoni's rival in the business. Choesels wanted nothing more than have Benoit on his show and wouldn't take no for an answer. He had an associate blackmail Bodoni in return for Benoit joining Choesels's circus. At the end of the story, his schemes fell apart and he lost a great deal of money to the blackmailer. Then Bodoni and Benoit enter his office. Choesels gets angry and think they're here to gloat. In truth, they were here to return his stolen money, even thought they never had any obligation to do so. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Choesels was so moved by the gesture that he decided to make peace with Bodoni. They then enter in a partnership, creating the Bodoni-Choesels circus.]]]]
* InexplicablyAwesome: The series never explained where Benoit's strength came from.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: Between Benoit and M. Dussiflard. And with M. Vladlavodka. And with Mrs Adolphine. Benoit is just a sweet kid.
* KarmaHoudini: Demonia and her goons get away from police at the end of the story. OK, so they got a flat tire, but they're still at large...
* LimitedWardrobe: Black short pants, a white shirt, a red blazer, a blue scarf and a black beret are the only clothes Benoit is ever depicted in.
* MeaningfulName: Brisefer means "ironbreaker". Revealed in his current English name Benny Breakiron.
** AwesomeMccoolname
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Demonia, the BigBad in "Le Fétiche".
* NiceHat
* NoAntagonist: ''Eglantine's secret'': Benoit meets another strong girl and has issues with his friends on a holliday camp. This counts as a BreatherEpisode and OddballInTheSeries.
* OncePerEpisode: Benoit catching a cold and losing his strength.
* PoliceAreUseless: Whenever Benoit tries to report wrongdoing to the local police precinct, he is ignored and escorted out.
* PunnyName: Vladlavodka (V'là d'la vodka) could be translated as Havesomevodka.
* RoboticReveal: Madame Adolphine.
* ShoutOut: Lady d'Olphine [[ComicBook/TheSmurfs opens a gift that exploded in her face]].
** In one of the episodes Benoit is travelling by train. Some criminals deboult it so that the last wagon comes loose and slides back down the rails. Benoît immediately decides to take action and shouts: "This ain't "The Adventures of [[ComicStrip/{{Tintin}} Tintin]]", in reference to "Tintin and the Temple of the Sun".
* SmoochOfVictory: Mona gives a big one to Benoit for saving her life and the circus from bankruptcy.
* StatusQuoIsGod: In "Le Cirque Bodoni", Benoit's super strength was disclosed to the media as a publicity stunt. In later adventures, it was once again a secret.
* SummerCampy: Benoit end up in the same camp as Eglantine. She is not amused.
* SuperStrength: Benoit's superpower, unless he catches a cold.
* TheTaxi: Benoit's best adult friend, M. Dussiflard, is a taxi driver, and his first adventure involved a criminal gang fronting as a taxi company.
* UngratefulBastard: Mister Chnik, the irate Finance Minister of [[{{Ruritania}} Furengrootsbadenschtein]]. At the end of the mission, despite Placide and Benoit saved his life countless of times, he keeps yelling at them, calling Placide incompetent and promise to lodge a formal complaint. Sure, the ride was bumpy and unusual, but the gangsters after him were far from being conventional.
* VoodooDoll: The title artefact in "Le Fétiche" is a magic doll from Africa which can be used to afflict people with an incurable disease.