* AccidentallyAccurate: Uderzo received a mail congratulating him for his perfect depiction of the antique roadstead of Brest. Uderzo had actually drawn it without doing any research.
* AuthorExistenceFailure: Writer René Goscinny died in 1977, while Albert Uderzo was drawing the parody of Waterloo battle part of ''Astérix chez les Belges'' (''Astérix in Belgium''). From this point on, the rain starts (and doesn't stop until the end of the album). Uderzo continued the series as both writer and illustrator afterward.
* BadExportForYou: When Optimum released ''Astérix and the Big Fight'' on DVD, Brits got the poorly received American dub of instead of the more popular British dub with BrianBlessed.
* CashCowFranchise: To the point it has its own theme park in France!
* TheCatchPhraseCatchesOn: The expression "''Il est tombé dedans quand il était petit.''" ("He fell into it [the magic potion] when he was little.") is now standard in French to designate something you got an interest to from a very young age.
* HeyItsThatGuy
** In the live-action movie, ''Astérix at the Olympic Games'':
*** Holy crap, ThoseTwoGuys are [[Series/CameraCafe Luca and Paolo]]!
*** The same movie also featured cameos from athletes, such as [[{{Basketball}} Tony Parker]], [[TheBeautifulGame Zinedine Zidane]], [[FormulaOne Jean Todt and Michael Schumacher]]. (Okay, it's a stretch to call Todt an athlete, he only managed a team at the time, but STILL.)
*** [[{{Series/Kaamelott}} Arthur]] is [[HilariousInHindsight a Roman centurion]] now?
** Previously, the first movie had [[Film/GoldenEye General Ourumov]] as Caesar, and the latest movie has Catherine Deneuve as the Queen of Britannia.
* HeyItsThatVoice
** Creator/CraigCharles as Astérix and Howard Lew Lewis as Obélix in ''Astérix Conquers America''.
** Also, [[Series/TheGoodies Bill Oddie]] as Astérix, Bernard Bresslaw as Obélix, [[Series/TheGoodies Tim Brooke-Taylor]] as Cacofonix, Peter Hawkins (original voice of the [[Series/DoctorWho Daleks and Cybermen]] among others) as Getafix, and {{BRIAN BLESSED}} as the Roman General Caous in [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes the British dub]] of ''Astérix and the Big Fight''.
*** In the American dub Asterix is voiced by [[HappyDays Henry Winkler]].
** And the American dub of ''Astérix and the Vikings'' has Paul Giamatti as Astérix, BradGarrett as Obélix, and Rip Torn as Vitalstatistix.
** In the Mexican Spanish dub of the animated films:
*** Astérix is [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Kozo Fuyutsuki]]. Curiosly enough in the live-action films, he's [[Manga/DragonBall Goku]].
**** In some animated movies, he's ComicBook/PopeyeTheSailor.
*** Obelix was [[TheSimpsons Chief Wiggum]]
*** Panoramix is [[TheSimpsons Mr. Burns]]
*** The Caesar is [[SaberMarionetteJ Faust]]
* ImageSource:
** AgonyOfTheFeet.ComicBooks (''Recap/AsterixAndTheChieftainsShield'')
** CivilWar (''Recap/AsterixAndTheGoths'')
** DarkerAndEdgier.ComicBooks%% Not a fan-art, it's a parody by the author.
** DreadfulMusician (''Recap/AsterixAndCaesarsGift'')
** EpicBattleBoredom (''Recap/AsterixTheGladiator'')
** FoeTossingCharge (''Recap/AsterixInBelgium'')
** HandRubbing (''Recap/AsterixAndTheRomanAgent'')
** RelaxOVision (''Recap/AsterixInBelgium'')
** SelectiveObliviousness (''Recap/AsterixAndTheChieftainsShield'')
** SuckinessIsPainful (''Recap/AsterixAndTheNormans'')
** TooImportantToWalk
** UndefeatableLittleVillage
* NoExportForYou: ''Astérix and the Vikings'' was never released in the US, despite the English version being dubbed in the US with well-known actors.
** There is also an Astérix album that has yet to see the light of day in English-speaking countries; [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ast%C3%A9rix_et_ses_Amis Astérix et ses Amis]]. It's also the only [[AuthorExistenceFailure post-'77]] album not to be written or drawn by Uderzo; it was actually created by many other European writers and artists (except for StuartImmonen, who's Canadian) as an 80th birthday present for Uderzo. It also has more than a few cameos from [[CrossoverPunchline other comic book characters]], which is probably why it hasn't been translated; nobody wants to deal with the headache of pleasing the various licenses.
* OutlivedItsCreator: Goscinny died in 1977, and Uderzo kept doing stories on his own afterwards.
** PassingTheTorch: And now Uderzo got another duo to continue the stories with his retirement...
** SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: ...and you can barely notice while reading ''Asterix and the Picts'' that it's not drawn by him. Or written, for that matter.
* TypeCasting: Roger Carel has voiced Astérix and Dogmatix in all the animated films.
* WriteWhoYouKnow: Mrs. Geriatrix was based on Uderzo's wife.
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