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* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Sure they were the villains, but seeing Doubleosix and Surreptitius smeared with honey and about to be stung to death by bees is a rather graphic image for an Asterix comic. Usually we just hear a bad guy's going to be thrown to the lions for his failure, not seeing it the second before it happens. Then again, considering this ''is'' still an ''Asterix'' comic, they'll probably just [[AmusingInjuries end up covered in lumps.]]

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* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Sure they were the villains, but seeing Doubleosix and Surreptitius [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scaphism smeared with honey and about to be stung to death by bees bees]] is a rather graphic image for an Asterix comic. Usually we just hear a bad guy's going to be thrown to the lions for his failure, not seeing it the second before it happens. Then again, considering this ''is'' still an ''Asterix'' comic, they'll probably just [[AmusingInjuries end up covered in lumps.]]


* AllJewsAreAshkenazi: In 50BC. Asterix is surprised the Jewish merchant Samson Alius is willing to cause so much mischief for the Romans given that his name sounds Roman, Alius responds that "Alius" is just a name he came up for business purposes, his real name is the improbably Ashkenazi-sounding "Rosenblumenthalvitch"

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* AllJewsAreAshkenazi: In 50BC. Asterix is surprised the Jewish merchant Samson Alius is willing to cause so much mischief for the Romans given that his name sounds Roman, Roman. Alius responds that "Alius" is just a name he came up with for business purposes, his real name is the improbably Ashkenazi-sounding "Rosenblumenthalvitch"


* AllJewsAreAshkenazi: In 50BC.

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* AllJewsAreAshkenazi: In 50BC. Asterix is surprised the Jewish merchant Samson Alius is willing to cause so much mischief for the Romans given that his name sounds Roman, Alius responds that "Alius" is just a name he came up for business purposes, his real name is the improbably Ashkenazi-sounding "Rosenblumenthalvitch"


* ThisPageWillSelfDestruct: Provides the current page image. The scroll Surreptitius gives to Doubleosix when he sets out for Gaul, and which contains his instructions, catches fire just after he read it.

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* ThisPageWillSelfDestruct: Provides the current page image. The scroll Surreptitius gives to Doubleosix when he sets out for Gaul, and which contains his instructions, catches fire just after he read it.

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*CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot: Invoked at the end, when Asterix asks that, in future, Getafix conduct his experiments to change the magic potion’s recipe before sending him and Obelix on an arduous quest for a lost ingredient.


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* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Sure they were the villains, but seeing Doubleosix and Surreptitius smeared with honey and about to be stung to death by bees is a rather graphic image for an Asterix comic. Usually we just hear a bad guy's going to be thrown to the lions for his failure, not seeing it the second before it happens...

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* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Sure they were the villains, but seeing Doubleosix and Surreptitius smeared with honey and about to be stung to death by bees is a rather graphic image for an Asterix comic. Usually we just hear a bad guy's going to be thrown to the lions for his failure, not seeing it the second before it happens...happens. Then again, considering this ''is'' still an ''Asterix'' comic, they'll probably just [[AmusingInjuries end up covered in lumps.]]


* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The fights between Sumerians, Assyrians, Hittites and Medes reference the conflicts in the Middle East today.



* {{Foreshadowing}}:
** When the oil is accidentally spilled into the ocean a sea bird gets the entire fluid sprayed upon him. He then shouts back: "Oh no! Don't tell me you're starting already!", referencing the oil tanker spills in the 20th century (and beyond) - more specifically, the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amoco_Cadiz_oil_spill Amoco Cadiz one in 1978]], as the narration even mentions "the first oil spill in Brittany".
** The fights between Sumerians, Assyrians, Hittites and Medes reference the conflicts in the Middle East today.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}:
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ItWillNeverCatchOn: Inverted. When the oil is accidentally spilled into the ocean a sea bird gets the entire fluid sprayed upon him. He them. The bird then shouts back: "Oh no! Don't tell me you're starting already!", referencing the oil tanker spills in the 20th century (and beyond) - more specifically, the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amoco_Cadiz_oil_spill Amoco Cadiz one in 1978]], as the narration even mentions "the first oil spill in Brittany".
** The fights between Sumerians, Assyrians, Hittites and Medes reference the conflicts in the Middle East today.
Brittany".

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* AllJewsAreAshkenazi: In 50BC, [[AnachronismStew somehow]].

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* AllJewsAreAshkenazi: In 50BC, [[AnachronismStew somehow]].50BC.


* AllJewsAreAshkenazi: In 50BC.

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* AllJewsAreAshkenazi: In 50BC.50BC, [[AnachronismStew somehow]].

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* ThisPageWillSelfDestruct: Provides the current page image. The scroll Surreptitius gives to Doubleosix when he sets out for Gaul, and which contains his instructions, catches fire just after he read it.

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* SecretUndergroundPassage: Ekonomikrisis has one inside his store. It leads to a secret cellar at the harbor where he keeps most of his stock, so the Romans won't tax him for it.

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* NiceJobFixingItVillain: If Doubleosix had done the job Caesar hired him for, and immediately informed Caesar the Gauls could no longer make magic potion the moment he found out, the Romans could have conquered the village before Getafix had the chance to find another way to make magic potion. Instead, he keeps this information to himself since he wants to find out the secret ingredient of the magic potion first, and doesn't tell Caesar untill both he and Surreptitius are taken captive by Asterix and Obelix, and the 2 Gauls have obtained the rock juice they needed. By then however, it's already too late for the Romans.


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* TheStarscream: Both Doubleosix and Surreptitius. Surreptitius instructs Doubleosix not to give the formula of the magic potion to Caesar once he obtains it, but keep it so they can use it to overthrow Caesar. Doubleosix then reveals (though only to the reader) he has no intention to share with Surreptitius and plans to keep the potion entirely for himself.

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