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It is the last ''Asterix'' film to be made using traditional animation to this day, with the next one, ''WesternAnimation/TheMansionsOfTheGods'', shifting to full CGI.

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It is the last ''Asterix'' film to be made using traditional animation to this day, with the next one, ''WesternAnimation/TheMansionsOfTheGods'', [[ShiftedToCGI shifting to full CGI.CGI]].


''Asterix and the Vikings'' (''Astérix et les Vikings'' in French) is a 2006 French-Danish animated film directed by Stefan Fjeldmark and Jesper Møller, based on the ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}'' comic books. It mainly adapts ''Recap/AsterixAndTheNormans'', with a part lifted from ''Recap/AsterixAndTheGreatCrossing''.

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''Asterix and the Vikings'' (''Astérix et les Vikings'' in French) is a 2006 French-Danish animated film directed by Stefan Fjeldmark and Jesper Møller, based on the ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}'' comic books. It mainly adapts ''Recap/AsterixAndTheNormans'', with a part lifted from ''Recap/AsterixAndTheGreatCrossing''.''Recap/AsterixAndTheGreatCrossing'' (which also involved Norsemen).


* ContinuityCameo: Huntingseassen, the Vikings' dog from ''Asterix and the Great Crossing'', has a cameo appearance as Asterix and Obelix enter the Viking party.

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Huntingseassen, the Vikings' dog from ''Asterix and the Great Crossing'', has a cameo appearance as Asterix and Obelix enter the Viking party.party.
** Influenza from ''Asterix and Caesar's Gift'' makes a brief appearance when Justforkix is dancing.

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* LiteralMinded:
** Like in the comic, the whole plot of the movie starts off because the Viking were told "Fear gives you wings" and interpreted it literally, leading them to look for a way to know fear.
** One of the many reasons Olaf struggles to understand his father's plan:
--->'''Cryptograf''' (''showing Olaf a rock''); ''This'' is you...
--->'''Olaf''': ... I'm a rock?
--->'''Cryptograf''': IMAGINE IT'S YOU, YOU MORON!

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* BewareTheSillyOnes: Olaf spends most of the movie as a DumbMuscle comic relief who can't figure out what is going on to save his life, with Cryptograf struggling to make him even understand the most basic parts of his scheme while he just goes along. However, in the climax, when Cryptograf gives him an instruction he ''can'' actually understand perfectly (kill Justforkix), he proves ''frighteningly'' effective and almost succeed.


* AdaptationalHeroism: Downplayed; Timeandahalf and his Viking/Normans still are as blood-thirsty, violent and sociopathic as they were in the comic (albeit still played for comedy), but unlike in the comic, their idea of thanking the Gauls ''doesn't'' consist in slaughtering them all to send them to Vahalla, and they end the movie on good terms with the village.

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* AdaptationalBadass: Both versions of Justforkix eventually toughen up, but even after learning courage he accomplished little of value besides yelling at Timeandahalf and throwng a few punch against the Normans while Asterix and Obelix did most of the work. In the movie, he actually briefly drink Asterix's Magic Potion and fights the Viking to save Abba from a forced marriage.
* AdaptationalHeroism: Downplayed; Timeandahalf and his Viking/Normans still are as blood-thirsty, violent and sociopathic as they were in the comic (albeit still played for comedy), comedy) and still play the role of antagonists, but unlike in the comic, their idea of thanking the Gauls ''doesn't'' consist in slaughtering them all to send them to Vahalla, and they end the movie on good terms with the village.village.
* AdaptationalNiceGuy: While still something of a brat in this version like he was in the comic, Justforkix gets a bit more CharacterDevelopment in this version, including being genuinely touched by Obelix's affection and support of him.


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* DumbMuscle: Olaf is ridiculously tall and strong even compared to the already massive Vikings, but he also is even stupider than them.


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* KlingonScientistsGetNoRespect: Cryptograf, unlike his muscular but dim barbarian peers, is actually well-educated and quite intelligent- and as a result, is considered practically useless by them until he seems like he can guide them to the Champion of Fear.


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* SureLetsGoWithThat: In this version, Viking priest Cryptograf was the one who told Timeandahalf and his men that "fear gives you wings". He actually ''did'' mean it metaphorically only for them to be once again LiteralMinded, but upon hearing Timeandahalf promise anything they want as a reward to whoever brings him the Fear Champion, he decides to go along with that mistake so he can scheme in order to have his son Olaf marry Abba and become the new chief.


* TheDreaded: Deconstructed; the Vikings' reputation has become so fearsome it actually plays ''against'' them, as people now know better than to stick around when they are coming. At the beginning, Viking chief Timeandahaf complains that people fled from ''every'' city they raided before they could even arrive, leaving with nobody to slaughter.

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* TheDreaded: Deconstructed; the Vikings' reputation has become so fearsome it actually plays ''against'' them, as people now know better than to stick around when they are coming. At the beginning, Viking chief Timeandahaf complains that people fled from ''every'' city they raided before they could even arrive, leaving them with nobody to slaughter.


* AdaptationalHeroism: Downplayed; Timeandahalf and his Viking/Normans still are as blood-thirsty, violent and sociopathic as they were in the comic (albeit still played for comedy), but unlike in the comic, their idea of thanking the Gauls ''doesn't'' consist in slaughtering them all to send them to Vahalla, and they end the movie on good terms with the village.



* TheDreaded: At the beginning, Viking chief Timeandahaf complains that people fled from ''every'' city they raided.

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* TheDreaded: Deconstructed; the Vikings' reputation has become so fearsome it actually plays ''against'' them, as people now know better than to stick around when they are coming. At the beginning, Viking chief Timeandahaf complains that people fled from ''every'' city they raided.raided before they could even arrive, leaving with nobody to slaughter.


* AnachronismStew: UsefulNotes/TheVikingAge started in the 8th century, over 800 years after the Roman invasion of the Gauls.


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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: [[UsefulNotes/TheVikingAge Vikings]] only started their invasions in the late 8th century, over 800 years after the Roman conquest of the Gauls.

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* AnachronismStew: UsefulNotes/TheVikingAge started in the 8th century, over 800 years after the Roman invasion of the Gauls.


* CreativeClosingCredits: The ending credits are displayed alongside a storyboard of what happened after the wedding (including a GettingCrapPastTheRadar moment, see below).

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* CreativeClosingCredits: The ending credits are displayed alongside a storyboard of what happened after the wedding (including a GettingCrapPastTheRadar ParentalBonus moment, see below).



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: In the final CreativeClosingCredits sequence, Justforkix on is seen begging Getafix for even just a bit of magic potion to use on his wedding night... DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything


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* ParentalBonus: In the final CreativeClosingCredits sequence, Justforkix on is seen begging Getafix for even just a bit of magic potion to use on his wedding night... DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything

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* ContinuityCameo: Huntingseassen, the Vikings' dog from ''Asterix and the Great Crossing'', has a cameo appearance as Asterix and Obelix enter the Viking party.


* YoungerAndHipper: Justforkix is not any younger than his comic book counterpart, but the comic book was published in TheSixties, when Music/TheBeatles and Music/TheRollingStones were all the rage, and it translated in him using Cacofonix's lyra like a guitar and "singing" accordingly, per Creator/ReneGoscinny's AnachronismStew-based humor to reflect his time, making it an [[invoked]]UnintentionalPeriodPiece. The film was made at the TurnOfTheMillennium, and thus the music used in his sequences has changed accordingly to fit modern audiences, from RockAndRoll to a modern remix of Kool & the Gang's "Get Down On It". Also, he now uses [[InstantMessengerPigeon messenger pigeons]] as "Short Message System".

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* YoungerAndHipper: Justforkix is not any younger than his comic book counterpart, but the comic book was published in TheSixties, when Music/TheBeatles and Music/TheRollingStones were all the rage, and it translated in him using Cacofonix's lyra like a guitar and "singing" accordingly, per Creator/ReneGoscinny's AnachronismStew-based humor to reflect his time, making and it became an [[invoked]]UnintentionalPeriodPiece.[[invoked]]UnintentionalPeriodPiece after several decades passed. The film was made at the TurnOfTheMillennium, and thus the music used in his sequences has changed accordingly to fit modern audiences, from RockAndRoll to a modern remix of Kool & the Gang's "Get Down On It". Also, he now uses [[InstantMessengerPigeon messenger pigeons]] as "Short Message System".


* YoungerAndHipper: Justforkix is not any younger than his comic book counterpart, but the comic book was published in TheSixties, when Music/TheBeatles and Music/TheRollingStones were all the rage, and it translated in him using Cacofonix's lyra like a guitar and "singing" accordingly, per Creator/ReneGoscinny's AnachronismStew-based humor to reflect his time. The film was made at the TurnOfTheMillennium, and thus the music used in his sequences has changed accordingly to fit modern audiences, from RockAndRoll to a modern remix of Kool & the Gang's "Get Down On It". Also, he now uses [[InstantMessengerPigeon messenger pigeons]] as "Short Message System".

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* YoungerAndHipper: Justforkix is not any younger than his comic book counterpart, but the comic book was published in TheSixties, when Music/TheBeatles and Music/TheRollingStones were all the rage, and it translated in him using Cacofonix's lyra like a guitar and "singing" accordingly, per Creator/ReneGoscinny's AnachronismStew-based humor to reflect his time.time, making it an [[invoked]]UnintentionalPeriodPiece. The film was made at the TurnOfTheMillennium, and thus the music used in his sequences has changed accordingly to fit modern audiences, from RockAndRoll to a modern remix of Kool & the Gang's "Get Down On It". Also, he now uses [[InstantMessengerPigeon messenger pigeons]] as "Short Message System".


* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: In the final CreativeClosingCredits sequence, Justforkix on is seen begging Getafix for even just a bit of magic potion to use on his wedding night... DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything?

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: In the final CreativeClosingCredits sequence, Justforkix on is seen begging Getafix for even just a bit of magic potion to use on his wedding night... DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything?DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything

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