Cacofonix was once a very good bard
- But he drank a potion that deteriorated the musical talents of anyone who consumed it.
The ship taking Convolvulus to Rome never made it.Convolvulus' discord-sowing went horribly right, and in the ensuing chaos the ship was either damaged or caught in a storm, and went down with all hands, including Convolvulus.
Dubbelosix's specialty was a life-prolongation/eternal youth potion.Unfortunately, it only works on houseflies.
The brew they drink regularly for strength in battle may have basis in truth.
- Swedish professor Samuel Ödman suspected the Berserkergang rage of ancient nordic warriors was achieved with the help of brews created by Siberian shamans using Amanita muscaria mushrooms whose active ingredient is Muscimol.
- These are large mushrooms with red caps and white spots on the caps, very similar to the ones which give Mario his more powerful form as well.
- Unfortunately this theory has long since been Jossed by further research into the hypothesis. First of all, Amanita Muscaria doesn't have the effect described in the old stories. Secondly, no historical source mentions consumption of any kind of substance; the Berserks achieved battle trance by chanting, shouting, banging their shields and other hypnotic techniques.
Getafix secretly wants the Gauls to be part of Roman EmpireNote also that both Gauls and the Romans use the normal font, and Asterix and Obelix never have any problems with understanding Romans. They speak Latin. It reaches its peak when they outright admit in the Olympic Games that they're Romans. They benefit from a lot of Roman infrastructure (roads, bridges, entertainment). Many Gauls claim that Caesar is actually the greatest leader of their age - see the Laurel Wreath for instance. The only reason why Getafix uses the magic potion is to keep Caesar in check.
Astérix and Son was going to be the series finale.You can't get any more closure than Caesar and the Gauls sharing the banquet.
The finale will be Astérix and the Ides of March.Getafix is the soothsayer.
Asterix and Tintin take place in the same universe.More specifically, Asterix, Obelix, Getafix, Dogmatix and Cacofonix are the ancestors of Tintin, Haddock, Calculus, Snowy and Castafiore. Also, the Thompsons appearing in "Asterix in Belgium" are the ancestors of the real Thompsons. Both universes contain aliens, which strengthens the theory, and Asterix appears at a parade in "Tintin and the Picaros". This is someone in a large Asterix costume... but it could be the real Asterix immortalized by magic potion...
- So in Flight 714, Pulau Pulau Bompa's magma chamber was perilously close to a Nagma chamber?
Several Gallic druids know the recipe to the magic potion.As Getafix has stated, druids can only trust each other with their magic recipes. So why hasn't he given the magic potion recipe to all of his colleagues? The answer is: He has, or at least he has offered to. But they choose not to make it, because the majority of Gaul's population are satisfied with the Romans' rule. This has been confirmed in several stories. They have no interest in starting a new war to get rid of the Romans, whereas the village only uses it in self-defense.
Asterix is set in an Alternate History where Julius Caesar was never assassinated.Hence why he and Obelix can have so many adventures in such a seemingly short space of time.
- There's actually a lot of textual evidence to support this — for one thing, the series frequently refers to the Roman "Empire", even though historically they weren't technically an empire until after Caesar's death. This would suggest that in this timeline, Caesar has successfully become king/emperor rather than being thwarted by his republican opponents. Furthermore, "Asterix and Son" ends with Caesar banishing Brutus to upper Germania after discovering how he plotted to kill his son — it's difficult to see how this Brutus could ever get Caesar to trust him again, let alone get close enough to kill him. "Asterix and Son" also implies that Caesarion his Caesar's acknowledged son, and the postscriptum that refers to his later rule over Egypt conspicuously refrains from mentioning Caesarion's execution by Augustus in his late teens. Indeed, Augustus/Octavius is conspicuously missing from the series, which combined with the former might indicate that in the world of Asterix, Caesarion is Caesar's designated successor rather than Augustus — which would certainly lead to a potentially very different history of Rome.
- There's also the appearance of Pompey in Asterix and the Actress. The real Pompey was killed at the end of the Civil War depicted in Asterix the Legionary, before Caesar met Cleopatra and became dictator. In this universe, Pompey survived.
In the final story Asterix finds out Caesar will be assassinated and tries to save him.But Caesar decides to accept his fate with dignity. At the end the Gauls hold a banquet as per usual, only this time it's in Caesar's memory.
- Jossed: there is already a final story, the movie "The 12 Works of Asterix", which is supposed to be the end of the series and ends with a confirmation of the previous AU theory since it ends with Cæsar quitting his position, putting Astérix in charge of the Roman empire, and going to live in a luxes villa with Cleopatra for the rest of his life. Your idea would make an awesome fanfic, though.
- Joss Jossed: The Twelve Tasks of Asterix is not canon.
The Normans were Eccentric/Bombastic's faction.Don't know fear? Put Wōdanaz in Tīwaz' place in the pantheon (as the rest of the Germanic peoples wouldn't do for a few centuries yet)? Sounds plenty eccentric to me. Nice Job Breaking It, Asterix, Obelix, and Getafix.
Asterix is an ancestor of Albert the Fifth MusketeerAsterix would pass down his blond hair, short stature, intelligence, bravery, ingenuity, suaveness and sneekiness to his 17th century descendant.
Future stories will introduce Mark Antony and Octavius.Octavius would be pretty young, around 13 years old as of 50 BC (Comic-Book Time aside). Maybe for a loose satire of Millenials just as Justforkix was of Baby Boomers?