''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 published four books in the series in English -- ''The Red Taxis'', ''Madame Adolphine'', ''The Twelve Trials Of Benny Breakiron'', and ''Uncle Placid''.

A live-action film based on the character's first story was released in France on December 17, 2014, distributed by [[Creator/{{Disney}} Walt Disney Studios]].

A complete list of albums can be found below the tropes.

!!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 II.
* AlliterativeName / AlliterativeTitle: '''B'''enoit '''B'''risefer.
* BeardOfEvil: The BigBad of "Tonton Placide".
** The blackmailer in "Le Cirque Bodoni".
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Benoit 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.
* BiggerStick: Played for laughs. Madame Adolphine is waging a turf war with a rival gang. From the first panel, we go from a knife attack, followed by firearm attacks of progressively heavy caliber. This culminates in the last panel with some of thugs trying to buy a howitzer from a museum.
* BlackBeadEyes
* BreakOutTheMuseumPiece: Attempted by embattled gangsters in "Lady d'Olphine", who try to purchase a heavy UsefulNotes/WW2-era howitzer from a local museum.
* BroughtDownToNormal: happens to Benoît whenever he catches a cold.
* TheCameo: De Mesmaeker from ComicBook/GastonLagaffe makes a cameo in "Tonton Placide". And yes, [[RunningGag he loses his contracts]].
* CassandraTruth: Nobody ever believes Benoît when he tries to tell them he's superhumanly strong, mostly because he has trouble explaining himself and his adult friends are are always absent or incapacitated when Benoit uses his strength.
* CarChase: The climax of "Lady d'Olphine", complete with destroyed FruitCart.
* CircusBrat: Mona Bodoni.
* ComicallyInvincibleHero: Benoit.
* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: Except when in school or travelling with his uncle, Benoit's life is free of any adult supervision.
* CoolUncle: Placide, Benoît's uncle whom he idolizes. He is a bodyguard who protects visiting foreign officials and celebrities.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: The management of [[MegaCorp Big Petroleum Company]].
* DeceptivelyHumanRobot: Madame Adolphine II is a robot designed to look like an old lady also named Madame Adolphine.
* 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.
* TheFilmOfTheBook: The ''Benoit Brisefer: Les Taxis Rouges'' live-action film released in 2014.
* {{Foil}}: Eglantine is this to Benoit. While the latter is polite and calm, Eglantine can be openly aggressive. She doesn't hesitate to use her super strength to solve all her problems with violence, while Benoit prefer to keep his powers a secret and be more subtle about it.
* FreakLabAccident: How Eglantine gained her powers. We're never revealed if Benoit's powers were gained the same way.
* [[FreeRangeChildren Free Range Child]]
* FlushingToiletScreamingShower: Minus the "toilet" part: in "Le Fétiche", one of the villains' attempts to get Benoit to catch a cold (and thus loose his strength) involves them sabotaging the school gym showers by cutting off the warm water supply and adding ice cubes to the cold water. The result is a massive scream and all of the boys catching a cold [[spoiler: EXCEPT Benoit since he wasn't in the shower yet]]
* 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.]]]]
* HomeBase: Vivejoie-La-Grande, Benoît's home village.
* IBrokeANail: A rare male version, played for laughs, occurs when Benoit punches his way through a boulder to escape a collapsed mine.
-->'''Benoit:''' Crud. I broke a nail.
* InASingleBound: Benoît can leap great hights and distances.
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: Benoît is a very nice well behaved boy.
* InexplicablyAwesome: The series never explained where Benoit's strength came from.
* InvisibleParents: No mention is ever made of Benoît having parents or guardians of any kind. His uncle Placide appears to be the closest he has to a relative.
* 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...
* KidHero: Benoit of course.
* 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
* MuggingTheMonster: the various villains in the series frequently underestimate Benoit because he looks like an ordinary young boy, and find out the hard way he is anything but.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Demonia, the BigBad in "Le Fétiche".
* NiceHat
* NoAntagonist: ''Eglantine's secret'': Benoit meets a girl with powers similar to him 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.
* PintSizedPowerhouse: Benoit, again. Also Eglatine.
* PlotAllergy: Eglantine, Benoit's DistaffCounterpart, is extremely allergic to roses. Not only do they take away her strength, but they also make her dizzy.
* PoliceAreUseless: Whenever Benoit tries to report wrongdoing to the local police precinct, he is [[NotNowKiddo ignored and escorted out]].
* PunnyName: Vladlavodka (V'là d'la vodka) could be translated as Havesomevodka.
* RidiculouslyHumanRobots: Madame Adolphine II, a.k.a. Lady d'Olphine. a robot created by Vladlavodka based on the real Madame Adolphine.
* RobotMe: Madame Adolphine II, a.k.a. Lady d'Olphine again, since she is a robotic double of the real Madame Adolphine.
* RoboticReveal: Madame Adolphine.
* ShoePhone: One secret agent was seen using one. Then when it started ringing later, it was in closet full of ordinary shoes. HilarityEnsues.
* ShoutOut:
** Lady d'Olphine [[ComicBook/TheSmurfs opens a gift that exploded in her face]].
** In the album ''Tonton Placide'' Benoit is travelling by train. Some criminals uncouple it so 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 Franchise/{{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.
* SuperSerum: Eglantine's strength came from her accidentally drinking an experimental plant growth formula, unlike Benoit who was apparently born with his powers.
* SuperSpeed: Boy, can Benoit run.
* SuperStrength: Benoit's superpower, unless he catches a cold.
* SuperStrongChild: Benoit, again. And Eglatine of course.
* 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.
* TightropeWalking: Mona Bodoni from "Le Cirque Bodoni" specializes in this. It helps her and Benoit escape a group of criminals after Benoit catches a cold and loses his strength.
* 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.
* VacationEpisode: "Le Secret d'Églantine" is set at a summer camp.
* VoodooDoll: The title artefact in "Le Fétiche" is a magic doll from Africa which can be used to afflict people with an incurable disease.
* WilliamTelling: One of Benoit's circus stunts in "Le Cirque Bodoni" is shooting an apple ''off his own head'', firing a crossbow, then using his SuperSpeed to run past the bolt and position himself so that it hits the apple.

!!List of albums:

# "Les Taxis rouges" (The Red Cabs)
# "Madame Adolphine" (Mrs Adolphine)
# "Les Douze travaux de Benoît Brisefer" (The Twelve Tasks of Benoît Brisefer)
# "Tonton Placide" (Uncle Placide)
# "Le Cirque Bodoni" (Bodoni Circus)
# "Lady d’Olphine" (Lady d’Olphine)
# "Le Fétiche" (The Fetish)
# "Hold-up sur pellicule" (Hold-up on Film)
# "L'île de la désunion" (The Island of Disunion)
# "La Route du sud" (The Southern Road)
# "Le Secret d'Églantine" (The Secret of Eglantine)
# "Chocolats et coups fourrés" (Chocolates and Underhand Tricks)
# "John-John" (John-John)
# "Sur Les Traces Du Gorille Blanc" (On the Trail of the White Gorilla)