--> '''Corporal''': ''Niech co Krwawy Hegemon?'' [[note]]"Long ''what'' the Bloody Hegemon?"[[/note]]
--> '''The rest''': ''Niech żyje!'' [[note]]"Long live!"[[/note]]
---> -- The series' answer to "these Romans are crazy!"

Kajko and Kokosz are a pair of comic book characters, created by the Polish cartoonist Janusz Christa in 1972. Living in medieval Poland (or at least some vague Slavic country), the short, clever Kajko and the muscled, rather simple-minded Kokosz are warriors who protect the village of Mirmiłowo from the schemes of a band of brigands, though they sometimes head out on journeys. (The duo itself is essentially the [[RecycledInSpace medieval version]] of Christa's older characters, the modern-day adventurers [[ComicBook/{{Kajtek i Koko}} Kajtek and Koko]].) The characters star in both full-length "albums", and in a couple of shorter stories.

If you think that the premise [[ComicBook/{{Asterix}} sounds familiar]], well... you're right; Christa himself admitted in late interviews that he was greatly inspired by (some would say, ripped off) ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}''. On the other hand, Kajtek (the short, resourceful guy) debuted on his own before Asterix. Regardless, the comics enjoy an enduring popularity in Poland, keep seeing re-releases and even recive an spin-off series after the creators death with short stories focusing on difrenct characters from Christa's universe.

There were a couple of video game adaptations ([[TheProblemWithLicensedGames some not very well received]]), as well as a short animated movie based on the comics.
!!Tropes in the series include:
* TheAllegedSteed: Wit's horse.
* AnachronismStew: Some of the books feature anachronistic concepts for the sake of jokes about the modern world -- for example, one episode had the heroes preparing for a visitation from a "castle inspector".
* AscendedExtra : Krwawy Barnaba ("Cruel Barnaba") was a FillerVillain in much bigger "Szranki and Konkury" story arc. However he became a regular threat in Tomek Samojlik spin-off stories, that focus on Miluś the Dragon. His ocupation switched from criminal to an evil poacher and got a grudge agianst the people of Mirilowo for foiling his illegal activitist.
* Literature/BabaYaga: Jaga the witch is an obvious reference to Baba Yaga, except she's friendly.
* BatteringRam: On one occasion the brigand Oferma suggests that the brigands simply break down the town's gate (as opposed to coming up with scheme of the week). They agree to the plan but forget to bring the ram and end up using Oferma's head instead. On the other occasion, one-shot villains break down the gate with a ram, only to realize that the heroes had covered it with glue the night before.
* BigEater: Kokosz.
* BrainsAndBrawn: The protagonists. As stated above, Kajko is the brains and Kokosz the brawn.
* BroomstickQuarterstaff: Kokosz once used a broom as a very effective weapon. However, a MagicFeather was involved so he immediately started losing once it fell apart.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}} : Wit the Knight, and sometimes Kokosz and Mirmił.
* CoolPet: The heroes have a pet dragon, called Miluś. He's not exactly a badass dragon by any means.
* CrushingHandshake When knights are sent to meet the duke's big brother, Wojmił. Wojmił and Kokosz are both examples of StoutStrength and squeeze each other to a standstill. Kajko, being much smaller, saves himself from injury by kicking Wojmil in the shin. Luckly Wojmił finds this amusing.
* TheDitz: Oferma (his name means "Clumsy") the brigand.
* {{Druid}}: Jaga the witch fits this archetype the best -- she usually supplies the heroes with various magical herbs.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: The corporal of the brigands.
* {{Expy}}:
** As stated above, most of character's mirrors the cast of ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}''.
** Łamignat appears to be parody of legendary Polish thief Myth/{{Janosik}}.
** The somewhat Germanic knights-brigands (Zbójcerze, a {{portmanteau}} of "brigands" and "knights" -- "brigights", perhaps?) might be considered a twofold case, as they seem to be a stand-in for UsefulNotes/TheTeutonicKnights or a more generic group of invading Germans on one hand, and for the Gauls' Roman foes on the other.
* {{Flanderization}} : Wit the knight, appears to get this every time he returns (not counting cameos) :
** In his first appearance while shown to have a very romanticize nature and poetic view of the world, Wit is still noble and competent knight, if not a tad silly at moments.
** In his second appearance he's turn into [[Literature/DonQuixote Don Quixotish]] SmallNameBigEgo loon who constantly challenges to a fight every person he meets, sings love poems to women's he's "yet to meet" and spends most of the story getting Kajko and Kokosz into trouble.
** In his third and final appearance Wit talks in rhyme all the time and is even more delusional about what he's doing, blowing up houses with powder he invented and demanding reward for it (the character's basically becomes village's MadScientist at this point)
* GotVolunteered: Happens more than once to Oferma.
* HenpeckedHusband: Mirmił, the village chieftain.
* {{Mismeasurement}}: In one comic, the evil knights would construct a siege tower to get over the town wall, but at night the heroes would sneak into the knights' encampment and alter the plans just enough to foil the plan. Since the knights were too stupid to recheck the measurements they would end up with a ramp that was too short or too long and HilarityEnsued.
* NameAndName
* NeverRecycleYourSchemes: {{Inverted}}. The villain Hegemon likes to reuse a simple plan of capturing the heroes' village: build a siege tower and use it to get his soldiers over the village wall. The trope is played straight with the heroes who will use a different method every time they have to foil his plan.
* ScoobyDooHoax : Barnaba and his gang tried to pull one on Kajko, Kokosz and Wit in "Szranki i Konkury" by trying to trick the heroes that the village they visited is haunted in order to scare them away, as the towns served as gang's hideout. One of Barnaba's goons even pretented to be Utopiec (an monster from Slavic mythology)
** They trio pulled another one in one in Miluś the Dragon spin-off stories, where they try to trick people of Mirmilowo that the forest got hounted by evil spirits.
* VerbalTic: "Lelum polelum" for Łamignat the club-wielding barbarian.
* VillainDecay :[[TerribleTrio Cruel Barnaba and his gang]] in Tomek Samojlik stories got more comical and incompetent making Barnaba an BadBoss with two MinionWithAnFInEvil, while in oryginal "Szranki and Konkury" the trio was quite cuning. Barnaba in particular was much darker criminal with reputation in being exelent at throwing knives. Make sence as Samojlik stories are [[LighterAndSofter aimed at much younger audiance]].
** To be fair [[TropesAreNotBad the character's now got more define personalities and actual motivation to have grouch agianst people of Mirmilowo, while in the oryginal they where just incidental challange]]. This can be seen as CharacterizationMarchesOn since they didn't got that much screen time in the oryginal Christa's story-line.
* YourCostumeNeedsWork: One short story ("Profesor Stokrotek") has both heroes [[TimeTravel transported to present day]] where they stumble onto a movie set of a historical drama film about their adventures. The film's main characters are [[FutureImperfect completely unlike them]], and when someone proposes that the two strange-dressed arrivals might serve as stuntmen for the lead characters, the director laughs them off; after all, they look nothing like the "real" Kajko and Kokosz!