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The Romans, however, are now wise to the Gauls' chosen method of celebration, and leave on manoeuvres in the surrounding countryside until the celebrations end. However, the Totorum garrison's attempt to leave is thwarted when the captured Corsican chieftain Boneywasawarriorwayayix is delivered to the camp by his three escorts, where he is to be left overnight. Totorum centurion Hippopotamus, terrified of facing the Gauls and their friends, tries unbinding the Corsican and telling him he is free to leave - however, he's in the middle of his siesta, and is going nowhere until he's had his rest. The Gauls and their friends storm the camp, and are amazed to discover the Corsican chieftain just waking up from his siesta.

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The Romans, however, are now wise to the Gauls' chosen method of celebration, and leave on manoeuvres in the surrounding countryside until the celebrations end. However, the Totorum garrison's attempt to leave is thwarted when the captured Corsican chieftain Boneywasawarriorwayayix is delivered to the camp by his three escorts, where he is to be left overnight. Totorum centurion Hippopotamus, terrified of facing the Gauls and their friends, tries unbinding the Corsican and telling him he is free to leave - -- however, he's in the middle of his siesta, and is going nowhere until he's had his rest. The Gauls and their friends storm the camp, and are amazed to discover the Corsican chieftain just waking up from his siesta.



* LetMeAtHim: When Carferrix gets angry at Courtingdisastus, he yells at two other Corsicans to hold him back before he'd kill the stupid guy. They do so, but make it very clear they won't hold him very long, and the panicked Romans leave the village real fast.



* LostInTranslation: French audiences would have immediately recognised the parade of Corsican stereotypes on display in this album, in which most Corsicans are lazy, work-shy, quick to anger over generations-old vendettas the cause of which they can't actually remember (and always with a vendetta knife at the ready to defend their honour), and fond of cheese the smell of which is enough to knock out an elephant. To readers outside France, however, these stereotypes mean nothing. The plethora of references to Corsican native UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte would also have gone over the heads of most readers outside France.[[note]] For this reason, although this is the best-selling ''Asterix'' volume in France, it has never reached similar levels of popularity elsewhere.[[/note]]

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* LostInTranslation: French audiences would have immediately recognised recognized the parade of Corsican stereotypes on display in this album, in which most Corsicans are lazy, work-shy, quick to anger over generations-old vendettas the cause of which they can't actually remember (and always with a vendetta knife at the ready to defend their honour), and fond of cheese the smell of which is enough to knock out an elephant. To readers outside France, however, these stereotypes mean nothing. The plethora of references to Corsican native UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte would also have gone over the heads of most readers outside France.[[note]] For this reason, although this is the best-selling ''Asterix'' volume in France, it has never reached similar levels of popularity elsewhere.[[/note]]



** How most of the legionaries posted to Corsica ended up there. Courtingdisastus is the only one who asked to be posted there; the rest - including the small detachment of competent legionaries stationed in the Roman city of Aleria - were sent there as punishment for various transgressions, or woke up there after a night of heavy drinking with no memory of how they got there (and no way to leave again). It's also clear that Roman control is only limited to the coast, with the Romans seldom even sending patrols to the interior. This is hinted at in the map of Corsica in the beginning of the book, where all the Roman forts are concentrated on the coastline, with no forts in the interior.

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** How most of the legionaries posted to Corsica ended up there. Courtingdisastus is the only one who asked to be posted there; the rest - -- including the small detachment of competent legionaries stationed in the Roman city of Aleria - -- were sent there as punishment for various transgressions, or woke up there after a night of heavy drinking with no memory of how they got there (and no way to leave again). It's also clear that Roman control is only limited to the coast, with the Romans seldom even sending patrols to the interior. This is hinted at in the map of Corsica in the beginning of the book, where all the Roman forts are concentrated on the coastline, with no forts in the interior.



* SuperSpeed: When the Romans flee the Corsican village.




--> “These Corsicans are Crazy!”

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\n--> “These ->''"These Corsicans are Crazy!”Crazy!"''
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* EasyAmnesia: Salamix went Roman went he got hit on the head, then goes back to Corsican when he gets hit again during the battle.

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* EasyAmnesia: Salamix went Roman went when he got hit on the head, then goes back to Corsican when he gets hit again during the battle.


This time, the satire concerns France's Mediterranean island.

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This time, the satire concerns [[UsefulNotes/{{Corsica}} France's Mediterranean island.
island]].



The Romans, however, are now wise to the Gauls' chosen method of celebration, and leave on manoeuvres in the surrounding countryside until the celebrations end. However, the Totorum garrison's attempt to leave is thwarted when the captured UsefulNotes/{{Corsica}}n chieftain Boneywasawarriorwayayix is delivered to the camp by his three escorts, where he is to be left overnight. Totorum centurion Hippopotamus, terrified of facing the Gauls and their friends, tries unbinding the Corsican and telling him he is free to leave - however, he's in the middle of his siesta, and is going nowhere until he's had his rest. The Gauls and their friends storm the camp, and are amazed to discover the Corsican chieftain just waking up from his siesta.

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The Romans, however, are now wise to the Gauls' chosen method of celebration, and leave on manoeuvres in the surrounding countryside until the celebrations end. However, the Totorum garrison's attempt to leave is thwarted when the captured UsefulNotes/{{Corsica}}n Corsican chieftain Boneywasawarriorwayayix is delivered to the camp by his three escorts, where he is to be left overnight. Totorum centurion Hippopotamus, terrified of facing the Gauls and their friends, tries unbinding the Corsican and telling him he is free to leave - however, he's in the middle of his siesta, and is going nowhere until he's had his rest. The Gauls and their friends storm the camp, and are amazed to discover the Corsican chieftain just waking up from his siesta.


The Romans, however, are now wise to the Gauls' chosen method of celebration, and leave on manoeuvres in the surrounding countryside until the celebrations end. However, the Totorum garrison's attempt to leave is thwarted when the captured Corsican chieftain Boneywasawarriorwayayix is delivered to the camp by his three escorts, where he is to be left overnight. Totorum centurion Hippopotamus, terrified of facing the Gauls and their friends, tries unbinding the Corsican and telling him he is free to leave - however, he's in the middle of his siesta, and is going nowhere until he's had his rest. The Gauls and their friends storm the camp, and are amazed to discover the Corsican chieftain just waking up from his siesta.

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The Romans, however, are now wise to the Gauls' chosen method of celebration, and leave on manoeuvres in the surrounding countryside until the celebrations end. However, the Totorum garrison's attempt to leave is thwarted when the captured Corsican UsefulNotes/{{Corsica}}n chieftain Boneywasawarriorwayayix is delivered to the camp by his three escorts, where he is to be left overnight. Totorum centurion Hippopotamus, terrified of facing the Gauls and their friends, tries unbinding the Corsican and telling him he is free to leave - however, he's in the middle of his siesta, and is going nowhere until he's had his rest. The Gauls and their friends storm the camp, and are amazed to discover the Corsican chieftain just waking up from his siesta.

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* BrickJoke: Halfway through the story, Asterix asks about the vendetta between the clans of Olabellamargaritix and Boneywasawarriorwayayix, and Carferrix explains about non-payment for a donkey generations ago. At the climax, when Salamix clears up the personal feud between the two, Boneywasawarriorwayayix brings up the donkey before Asterix steps in.


- -> “These Corsicans are Crazy!”

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- -> --> “These Corsicans are Crazy!”


* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Some Corsican prisoners are expected to help the Roman governor secretly escape from the island by ship by loading all his possessions aboard. After a long while one of them calmly walks to the ship carrying a tiny amphora. The governor panics and says that by keeping this tempo it will take years before everything is loaded into the ship and they have to leave before the sun rises! The Corsican returns and tells his comrades that there's "no need to hurry, because we have years to finish the job and we don't have work during daytime." Which prompts another Corsican to reply his cousin has a similar job [[TakeThat in the Civil Service]].

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* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Some Corsican prisoners are expected to help the Roman governor secretly escape from the island by ship by loading all his possessions aboard. After a long while one of them calmly walks to the ship carrying a tiny amphora. The governor panics and says that by keeping this tempo it will take years before everything is loaded into the ship and they have to leave stop working before the sun rises! rises to prevent the legion finding out! The Corsican returns and tells his comrades that there's "no need to hurry, because we have years to finish the job and we don't have work during daytime." Which prompts another Corsican to reply his cousin has a similar job [[TakeThat in the Civil Service]].

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* MadeOfExplodium: Corsican cheese, much to Redbeard's stunned disbelief. Sic transit yet another ship.


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--->'''Chieftain:''' Can't tell the difference between a clan chieftain and a wild pig? ''[DeathGlare]''\\

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--->'''Chieftain:''' Can't tell the difference between a clan chieftain and a wild pig? ''[DeathGlare]''\\''[death glare]''\\



* ExcusePlot: In most of the previous "Asterix and Obelix go on a journey" albums, they are either on a rescue mission (''Gladiator'', ''Legionary'') or fetch quest (''Golden Sickle'', ''Banquet'', ''Switzerland'', ''Laurel Wreath''), helping a friend in need (''Cleopatra'', ''Britain''), or escorting a fellow villager or child (''Goths'', ''Chieftain's Shield'', ''Spain''). There's no real reason for them to go back to Corsica with Boneywasawarriorwayayix - he's perfectly capable of getting back without their aid - but Vitalstatistix suggests they go along to learn about Corsican customs, and Goscinny and Uderzo needed ''something'' to justify turning their satirical eyes to the island off France's south coast.

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* ExcusePlot: In most of the previous "Asterix and Obelix go on a journey" albums, they are either on a rescue mission (''Gladiator'', ''Legionary'') or fetch quest (''Golden Sickle'', ''Banquet'', ''Switzerland'', ''Laurel Wreath''), helping a friend in need (''Cleopatra'', ''Britain''), or escorting a fellow villager or child (''Goths'', ''Chieftain's Shield'', ''Spain''). There's no real reason for them to go back to Corsica with Boneywasawarriorwayayix - -- he's perfectly capable of getting back without their aid - -- but Vitalstatistix suggests they go along to learn about Corsican customs, and Goscinny and Uderzo needed ''something'' to justify turning their satirical eyes to the island off France's south coast.



--> A ship arrives, three men jump at sea, the ship gets empty, explodes, and other people come to land... what is wrong with that? I don't even see the need of a report.

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--> -->'''Centurion:''' A ship arrives, three men jump at sea, the ship gets empty, explodes, and other people come to land... what is wrong with that? I don't even see the need of a report.


** Boneywasawarriorwayayix swears by Corsican cheese; the other characters would sooner swear ''at'' it. Asterix and Obelix have to leave the room when the cheese is unwrapped, Dogmatix faints at the smell, and when Redbeard goes below deck with a lit torch to investigate the strange smell after finding the ship deserted upon his crew's return, it causes the whole ship to explode in a massive fireball.

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** Boneywasawarriorwayayix swears by Corsican cheese; the other characters would sooner swear ''at'' it. Asterix and Obelix have to leave the room when the cheese is unwrapped, Dogmatix faints at the smell, and when Redbeard goes below deck with a lit torch to investigate the strange smell after finding the ship deserted upon his crew's return, it causes the whole ship to explode in a massive fireball.fireball (how Perfidus realizes it was indeed Corsican cheese).

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This time, the satire concerns France's Mediterranean island.


* TheStoic: The Corsicans almost never display emotions (except for the odd flare-up of anger, or when Boneywasawarriorwayayix realizes he's back in Corsica). When Boneywasawarriorwayayix meets up with his friend Vermicellix in Massilia, they mention how delighted they are to see each other again... without so much as cracking a smile.

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* TheStoic: The Corsicans almost never display emotions (except for the odd flare-up of anger, or when Boneywasawarriorwayayix realizes he's back in Corsica).Corsica, or the reactions of all the Corsicans to Asterix's demand for Boneywasawarriorwayayix and Olabellamargaritix to cut off their argument). When Boneywasawarriorwayayix meets up with his friend Vermicellix in Massilia, they mention how delighted they are to see each other again... without so much as cracking a smile.


* ThemeNaming: Most of the Corsicans are named for types of pasta, including Vermicellix, Tagliatellix, Spaghettix, Rigatonix, Lasagnix, and the Caledonian [=MacAronix=]. The two rival chieftains, Boneywasawarriorwayayix and Olabellamargaritix, meanwhile, are both named after lines from folk songs (the English folksong "Boney was a warrior, way ay ay" and the Spanish folksong "O la bella Margarita").

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* ThemeNaming: Most of the Corsicans are named for types of pasta, including Vermicellix, Tagliatellix, Spaghettix, Rigatonix, Lasagnix, and the Caledonian [=MacAronix=]. The two rival chieftains, Boneywasawarriorwayayix and Olabellamargaritix, meanwhile, are both named after lines from folk songs (the English folksong sea shanty "Boney was a warrior, way ay ay" yay ya" and the Spanish folksong "O la bella Margarita").


** How most of the legionaries posted to Corsica ended up there. Courtingdisastus is the only one who asked to be posted there; the rest were sent there as punishment for various transgressions, or woke up there after a night of heavy drinking with no memory of how they got there (and no way to leave again).

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** How most of the legionaries posted to Corsica ended up there. Courtingdisastus is the only one who asked to be posted there; the rest - including the small detachment of competent legionaries stationed in the Roman city of Aleria - were sent there as punishment for various transgressions, or woke up there after a night of heavy drinking with no memory of how they got there (and no way to leave again).again). It's also clear that Roman control is only limited to the coast, with the Romans seldom even sending patrols to the interior. This is hinted at in the map of Corsica in the beginning of the book, where all the Roman forts are concentrated on the coastline, with no forts in the interior.

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