* 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, successfully rivaling the French [[Disney/DisneyThemeParks Disneyland resort]].
* CanonDiscontinuity: ''The Twelve Tasks of Astérix'' is ignored by the albums that were published after its release, and ''had'' to if one wanted to go on with the series, since it ended with Cæsar retiring to the countryside and Astérix being put in charge of Rome in its place. (There is a popular {{Fanon}}, however, that ''The Twelve Tasks'' must be taken as an ending to the series as a whole, happening after any other item of the series, even those released after ''Twelve Tasks''. It has never been confirmed or informed by the official creators.)
* 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.
* DirectedByCastMember: Alain Chabat directed the second movie and also played Caesar.
* 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'')
** FlyInTheSoup (''Recap/AsterixAndTheBlackGold'')
** FoeTossingCharge (''Recap/AsterixInBelgium'')
** HandRubbing (''Recap/AsterixAndTheRomanAgent'')
** RelaxOVision (''Recap/AsterixInBelgium'')
** MagicCauldron
** SelectiveObliviousness (''Recap/AsterixAndTheChieftainsShield'')
** SuckinessIsPainful (''Recap/AsterixAndTheNormans'')
** TooImportantToWalk
** UndefeatableLittleVillage
** WhatsUpKingDude
* 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.
** Ironically, the live action film ''Asterix and Obelix: God Save Britannia'' did not make it to Britain. Though the publisher of the French DVD did include the option of English subtitles, perhaps to compensate for the lack of an English dub.
* 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.
* RoleReprisal: Roger Carel has voiced Astérix and Dogmatix in all the animated films, even in the very recent ''Mansion of the Gods'' in which he was ''87 years old'' when it was released in theaters in 2014 and the difference with his first performances as Astérix is barely noticeable in it.
* WriteWhoYouKnow: Mrs. Geriatrix was based on Uderzo's wife.
* YouLookFamiliar: Edouar Baer played Otis in the second film and Asterix in the fourth.
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