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The comic book adaptation of ''WesternAnimation/TheTwelveTasksOfAsterix''.


## Beat Cilindric, the German.

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## Beat Cilindric, Cylindric, the German.



* BeenThereShapedHistory: Apparently, Obelix is responsible for the Venus De Milo losing her arms. Elswehere, he has also been spotted breaking the Sphynx' nose and partially demolishing the Colosseum (more than a century before it was even built). At least in this particular case, he cannot be held fully accountable for the destruction he causes, as The Place That Gets You Mad was beginning to get to him. What was Venus doing there in the first place, anyway?
* BerserkButton: ZigZagged with Obelix and him being called "fat". When Cilindric does it, Obelix immediately flies into a murderous rage (allowing Cilindric to beat him with ease). When Fulliautomatix does it later on in the movie, Obelix simply acts like a child who is called names. Perhaps it isn't so bad when a fellow villager does it?

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* BeenThereShapedHistory: Apparently, Obelix is responsible for the Venus De Milo losing her arms. Elswehere, he has also been spotted breaking the Sphynx' Sphinx' nose and partially demolishing the Colosseum (more than a century before it was even built). At least in this particular case, he cannot be held fully accountable for the destruction he causes, as The Place That Gets You Mad was beginning to get to him. What was Venus doing there in the first place, anyway?
* BerserkButton: ZigZagged with Obelix and him being called "fat". When Cilindric does it, Obelix immediately flies into a murderous rage (allowing Cilindric Cylindric to beat him with ease). When Fulliautomatix does it later on in the movie, Obelix simply acts like a child who is called names. Perhaps it isn't so bad when a fellow villager does it?



** Completely averted with Obelix, who is easily defeated by Cilindric after having been provoked into a violent rage.

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** Completely averted with Obelix, who is easily defeated by Cilindric Cylindric after having been provoked into a violent rage.



* BigEater: The sixth task takes Obelix's appetite to hilariously absurd levels. He is served a boar with fries, a flock of geese, several sheep, an omelette made with eight dozen eggs, a whole school of fish, an ox, a cow and veal ("because to separate ze family...zat would not be right!"), a huge mound of caviar (with a single piece of toast), a camel, ("and before we start on the main course") an elephant stuffed with olives. That was the first of three courses, and not only is he still hungry after eating everything in Colorofix's kitchen, he then goes on to eat the Beast in the next task!

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* BigEater: The sixth task takes Obelix's appetite to hilariously absurd levels. He is served a boar with fries, a flock of geese, several sheep, an omelette made with eight dozen eggs, a whole school of fish, an ox, a cow and veal ("because to separate ze family...zat would not be right!"), a huge mound of caviar (with a single piece of toast), a camel, ("and before we start on the main course") an elephant stuffed with olives. That was the first of three courses, and not only is he still hungry after eating everything in Colorofix's Calorifix's kitchen, he then goes on to eat the Beast in the next task!



* TheGhost / OffscreenMomentOfAwesome / NothingIsScarier: The Beast is never seen. With copious amounts of MoodWhiplash, the film smash cuts from a frightening scene in the cave just before the Beast shows up, to an idyllic scene in a town with Asterix and Obelix apparently having defeated (and eaten!) it.

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* TheGhost / OffscreenMomentOfAwesome / NothingIsScarier: TheGhost: The Beast is never seen. With copious amounts of MoodWhiplash, the film smash cuts from a frightening scene in the cave just before the Beast shows up, to an idyllic scene in a town with Asterix and Obelix apparently having defeated (and eaten!) it.



* HypnoticEyes: Iris the Egyptian, who combines this with a CompellingVoice. His shtick is to make his clients - volunteers, apparently - think they're animals. One victim, believing to be a bird, actually gains the ability to fly. The [[TheMindIsThePlaythingOfTheBody Body is the]] [[SubvertedTrope Plaything of the Mind]], apparently.

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* HypnoticEyes: Iris the Egyptian, who combines this with a CompellingVoice. His shtick is to make his clients - volunteers, apparently - think they're animals. One victim, believing himself to be a bird, actually gains the ability to fly. The [[TheMindIsThePlaythingOfTheBody Body is the]] [[SubvertedTrope Plaything of the Mind]], apparently.



* MetronomicManMashing: What Cilindric's brand of martial arts boils down to.

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* MetronomicManMashing: What Cilindric's Cylindric's brand of martial arts boils down to.



* PintsizedPowerhouse: In addition to Asterix himself, Cilindric. Slightly subverted as, by his own admission, he isn't all that strong; just immensely skilled at using his opponent's strength against them.

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* PintsizedPowerhouse: In addition to Asterix himself, Cilindric.Cylindric. Slightly subverted as, by his own admission, he isn't all that strong; just immensely skilled at using his opponent's strength against them.


* DisneyAcidSequence / BigLippedAlligatorMoment: The hypnosis scenes.

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* MetronomicManMashing: What Cilindric's brand of martial arts boils down to.


* 1: Run faster than Asbestos, champion of the Olympic Games.
* 2: Throw a javelin farther than Verses, the Persian.
* 3: Beat Cilindric, the German.
* 4: Cross a lake, resisting the temptations of the Isle of Pleasure on the way.
* 5: Survive the hypnotic gaze of Iris, the Egyptian.
* 6: Finish a meal by Calorofix, the Belgian.
* 7: Survive the Cave of the Beast.
* 8: Find Permit A 38 in "The Place That Sends You Mad"
* 9: Cross a ravine on an invisible tightrope, over a river full of crocodiles.
* 10: Climb a mountain and answer the Old Man's riddle.
* 11: Spend a night on the haunted plains.
* 12: Survive the Circus Maximus.

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* 1: ## Run faster than Asbestos, champion of the Olympic Games.
* 2: ## Throw a javelin farther than Verses, the Persian.
* 3: ## Beat Cilindric, the German.
* 4: ## Cross a lake, resisting the temptations of the Isle of Pleasure on the way.
* 5: ## Survive the hypnotic gaze of Iris, the Egyptian.
* 6: ## Finish a meal by Calorofix, the Belgian.
* 7: ## Survive the Cave of the Beast.
* 8: ## Find Permit A 38 in "The Place That Sends You Mad"
* 9: ## Cross a ravine on an invisible tightrope, over a river full of crocodiles.
* 10: ## Climb a mountain and answer the Old Man's riddle.
* 11: ## Spend a night on the haunted plains.
* 12: ## Survive the Circus Maximus.




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* BeenThereShapedHistory: Apparently, Obelix is responsible for the Venus De Milo losing her arms. Elswehere, he has also been spotted breaking the Sphynx' nose and partially demolishing the Colloseum (More than a century before it was even built). At least in this particular case, he cannot be held fully accountable for the destruction he causes, as The Place That Gets You Mad was beginning to get to him. What was Venus doing there in the first place, anyway?

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* BeenThereShapedHistory: Apparently, Obelix is responsible for the Venus De Milo losing her arms. Elswehere, he has also been spotted breaking the Sphynx' nose and partially demolishing the Colloseum (More Colosseum (more than a century before it was even built). At least in this particular case, he cannot be held fully accountable for the destruction he causes, as The Place That Gets You Mad was beginning to get to him. What was Venus doing there in the first place, anyway?



* BewareTheNiceOnes: Asterix gets a moment of this near the end, angrily scaring away a legion of undead Romans who keep him out of his sleep. It is telling that Obelix, who was getting quite frightened of the ghosts until that point, promptly asks Asterix to calm down and not be angry at the ghosts.

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* BewareTheNiceOnes: BewareTheNiceOnes:
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Asterix gets a moment of this near the end, angrily scaring away a legion of undead Romans who keep him out of his sleep. It is telling that Obelix, who was getting quite frightened of the ghosts until that point, promptly asks Asterix to calm down and not be angry at the ghosts.



* BeyondTheImpossible: This is the point of the 12 challenges. For a mortal, they would be impossible, but for a god? Cake.

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* BeyondTheImpossible: BeyondTheImpossible:
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This is the point of the 12 challenges. For a mortal, they would be impossible, but for a god? Cake.



* FisherKingdom: The Place That Sends You Mad is a definite example, as everyone who enters the place comes out as a raving lunatic. Obelix is starting to become affected until Asterix snaps him out of it, and even Asterix's patience is beginning to wear thin.

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* FisherKingdom: FisherKingdom:
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The Place That Sends You Mad is a definite example, as everyone who enters the place comes out as a raving lunatic. Obelix is starting to become affected until Asterix snaps him out of it, and even Asterix's patience is beginning to wear thin.



* TheGhost / OffscreenMomentOfAwesome / NothingIsScarier: The Beast is never seen. With copious amounts of MoodWhiplash, the film smash cuts from a frightening scene in the cave just before the Beast shows up, to an idyllic scene in a town with Asterix and Obelix apparently having defeated (And eaten!) it.

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* TheGhost / OffscreenMomentOfAwesome / NothingIsScarier: The Beast is never seen. With copious amounts of MoodWhiplash, the film smash cuts from a frightening scene in the cave just before the Beast shows up, to an idyllic scene in a town with Asterix and Obelix apparently having defeated (And (and eaten!) it.



* ObstructiveBureaucrat: "The Place That Sends You Mad" is full of them. Any request is responded to by an instruction to fill out a form, which can only be obtained at one specific window (Which are randomly scattered around the building in no discernible order), which must then be taken to a different window to get the next form, etc, etc.
** TruthInTelevision, as parts of the Roman Empire were hideously bureaucratic.

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* ObstructiveBureaucrat: "The Place That Sends You Mad" is full of them. Any request is responded to by an instruction to fill out a form, which can only be obtained at one specific window (Which (which are randomly scattered around the building in no discernible order), which must then be taken to a different window to get the next form, etc, etc.
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etc. TruthInTelevision, as parts of the Roman Empire were hideously bureaucratic.



* TheStoic: Caius Tiddlus
** NotSoStoic: Until he gets sent to the Isle of Pleasure...

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* TheStoic: TheStoic:
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Caius Tiddlus
** NotSoStoic: Until
Tiddlus, [[NotSoStoic at least until he gets sent to the Isle of Pleasure...]]


* AnimatedAdaptation: Reversed. The film version of this book came out first, and the comic was released three years later.

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* AnimatedAdaptation: Reversed. The film version of this book book, ''WesternAnimation/TheTwelveTasksOfAsterix'', came out first, and the comic was released three years later.


* YouHaveBeenWarned: The Old Man of the Mountain keeps telling Asterix to beware of the consequences of his riddle and that he can still go back. Asterix, who just wants to get on with it, gets a bit annoyed by this.

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* YouHaveBeenWarned: The Old Man of the Mountain keeps telling Asterix to beware of the consequences of his riddle and that he can still go back. Asterix, who just wants to get on with it, gets a bit annoyed by this.----


** Asterix and Obelix display this trope in their feats in how Obelix sendd his javelin into orbit. Asterix [[ExcuseMeWhileIMultitask slacks off to pick some flowers]], and can still keep up with a marathon runner that can break the sound barrier.

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** Asterix and Obelix display this trope in their feats in how feats. Obelix sendd sends his javelin into orbit. Asterix [[ExcuseMeWhileIMultitask slacks off to pick some flowers]], and can still keep up with a marathon runner that can break the sound barrier.


* BeyondTheImpossible: Asterix and Obelix are made of this trope. A javelin thrower who can literally throw a javelin halfway rond the world? Expect Obelix to send his javelin into orbit. A marathon runner who can run so fast, he actually breaks the sound barrier? Asterix slacks off to pick some flowers, and can still keep up.

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* BeyondTheImpossible: Asterix This is the point of the 12 challenges. For a mortal, they would be impossible, but for a god? Cake.
**Asterix
and Obelix are made of display this trope. A javelin thrower who can literally throw a javelin halfway rond the world? Expect trope in their feats in how Obelix to send sendd his javelin into orbit. A marathon runner who can run so fast, he actually breaks the sound barrier? Asterix [[ExcuseMeWhileIMultitask slacks off to pick some flowers, flowers]], and can still keep up.up with a marathon runner that can break the sound barrier.



* CrapsaccharineWorld: The Isle of Pleasure, at least from Obelix' point of view. Beautiful and idyllic? Check. Inhabited by sexy priestesses, ready to fulfill your every wish? Check. Wine fountains? Check. An abundance of [[TrademarkFavoriteFood wild boars]] to hunt and eat? Ch- wait, none? Let's get out of here!

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* CrapsaccharineWorld: The Isle of Pleasure, at least Pleasure from Obelix' point of view. Beautiful and idyllic? Check. Inhabited by sexy priestesses, ready to fulfill your every wish? Check. Wine fountains? Check. An abundance of [[TrademarkFavoriteFood wild boars]] to hunt and eat? Ch- wait, none? Let's get out of here!


* TheRightHandOfDoom: Played for laughs with Verses the Persian. He has one - just one - ridiculously muscular throwing arm. His other arm is comically thin.



* TopHeavyGuy: Verses the javelin thrower. He has one - just one - ridiculously muscular throwing arm. His other arm is comically thin.

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* TopHeavyGuy: Verses the javelin thrower. He has one - just one - ridiculously muscular throwing arm. His other arm is comically thin.


* BeenThereShapedHistory: Apparently, Obelix is responsible for the Venus De Milo losing her arms. Elswehere, he has also been spotted breaking the Sphynx' nose and partially demolishing the Colloseum. At least in this particular case, he cannot be held fully accountable for the destruction he causes, as The Place That Gets You Mad was beginning to get to him. What was Venus doing there in the first place, anyway?

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* BeenThereShapedHistory: Apparently, Obelix is responsible for the Venus De Milo losing her arms. Elswehere, he has also been spotted breaking the Sphynx' nose and partially demolishing the Colloseum.Colloseum (More than a century before it was even built). At least in this particular case, he cannot be held fully accountable for the destruction he causes, as The Place That Gets You Mad was beginning to get to him. What was Venus doing there in the first place, anyway?



* CrapsaccharineWorld: The Isle of Pleasure, at least from Obelix' point of view. Beautiful and idyillic? Check. Inhabited by sexy priestesses, ready to fulfill your every wish? Check. Wine fountains? Check. An abundance of [[TrademarkFavoriteFood wild boars]] to hunt and eat? Ch- wait, none? Let's get out of here!

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* CrapsaccharineWorld: The Isle of Pleasure, at least from Obelix' point of view. Beautiful and idyillic? idyllic? Check. Inhabited by sexy priestesses, ready to fulfill your every wish? Check. Wine fountains? Check. An abundance of [[TrademarkFavoriteFood wild boars]] to hunt and eat? Ch- wait, none? Let's get out of here!



* PintsizedPowerhouse: In addition to Asterix himself, Cilindric. Slightly suberted as, by his own admission, he isn't all that strong; just immensly skilled at using his opponent's strength against them.

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* PintsizedPowerhouse: In addition to Asterix himself, Cilindric. Slightly suberted subverted as, by his own admission, he isn't all that strong; just immensly immensely skilled at using his opponent's strength against them.



* RiddleMeThis: Parodied by the Old Man of the Mountain.

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* RiddleMeThis: Parodied by the Old Man of the Mountain. [[spoiler: The riddle is a challenge to tell which pile of laundry had been cleaned with Olympus, the Detergent of the Gods, while blindfolded.]]



* TopHeavyGuy: Verses the javelin thrower. He has one - just one - ridiculously muscular throwing arm. His other arm is comedically thin.
* TravelingAtTheSpeedOfPlot: It is implied by the scene on the Haunted Plain that ten of the twelve tasks have taken place within one day; Asterix claims they haven't slept since they began. Apparently, they got from their village in the west of Gaul to Rome in that time, fulfilling their tasks along the way.

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* TopHeavyGuy: Verses the javelin thrower. He has one - just one - ridiculously muscular throwing arm. His other arm is comedically comically thin.
* TravelingAtTheSpeedOfPlot: It is implied by the scene on the Haunted Plain that ten of the twelve tasks have taken place within one day; Asterix claims they haven't slept since they began. Apparently, they got from their village in the west of Gaul to Rome in that time, fulfilling their tasks along the way. What's more, when they wake up after sleeping on the Haunted Plain, they've somehow reached the outskirts of Rome, which was nowhere in sight when they went to sleep. Obelix lampshades this, claiming that the Romans can build very fast.


* EvilLaugh: When Julius Caesar, one of Pop Culture's definitive [[NobleDemon Noble Demons]], decides to show off his demonic side, it is quite a sight to behold. His councillors are left cowering in the corner.
* FisherKingdom: The Place That Sends You Mad is a definite example, as everyone who enters the place comes out as a raving lunatic. Obelix is starting to become affected until Asterix snaps him out of it, and even Asterix' patience is beginning to wear thin.

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* EvilLaugh: When Julius Caesar, one of Pop Culture's definitive [[NobleDemon Noble Demons]], decides to show off his demonic side, it is quite a sight to behold. His councillors councilors are left cowering in the corner.
* FisherKingdom: The Place That Sends You Mad is a definite example, as everyone who enters the place comes out as a raving lunatic. Obelix is starting to become affected until Asterix snaps him out of it, and even Asterix' Asterix's patience is beginning to wear thin.



* TheGhost / OffscreenMomentOfAwesome / NothingIsScarier: The Beast is never seen. With copious amounts of MoodWhiplash, the film smash cuts from a frightening scene in the cave just before the Beast shows up, to an idyllic scene in a town with Asterix and Obelix apparently having defeated it.

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* TheGhost / OffscreenMomentOfAwesome / NothingIsScarier: The Beast is never seen. With copious amounts of MoodWhiplash, the film smash cuts from a frightening scene in the cave just before the Beast shows up, to an idyllic scene in a town with Asterix and Obelix apparently having defeated it.(And eaten!) it.
* HoistByTheirOwnPetard: Asterix defeats The Place That Sends You Mad by asking them for forms that don't exist and watching the clerks there drive themselves mad trying to figure out what he's talking about.



* JumpedAtTheCall: The entire village, being made up allmost exclusively of [[BoisterousBruiser Boisterous Bruisers]], eagery accepts Caesar's challenge. Vitalstatistix later wonders if they weren't a bit ''too'' enthousiastic.

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* JumpedAtTheCall: The entire village, being made up allmost almost exclusively of [[BoisterousBruiser Boisterous Bruisers]], eagery eagerly accepts Caesar's challenge. Vitalstatistix later wonders if they weren't a bit ''too'' enthousiastic.enthusiastic.


* TheVoiceless: Both Asbestos and Verses, the sportsmen encountered in the first two tasks. Well, save for the odd scream from Asbestos when he's about to hit a tree.

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* TheVoiceless: Both Asbestos and Verses, the sportsmen encountered in the first two tasks. Well, save for the odd scream from Asbestos when he's about to hit a tree.tree and a similar scream from Verses when Obelix's orbiting javelin starts flying at him.

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