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.
- Many Gauls at the time were historically bilingual. Aside for that, it's the principle of the thing: Rome has not defeated them in battle so the Romans don't get to claim them as Roman subjects unless it benefits them.
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.
- I always felt that Asterix in Belgium deserved that honor, not just for it being Goscinny's last Asterix work, but because there's an Endofan Era feel with Romans being glad to come to the village, showing that they're no longer the biggest nuisance to Caesar.
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?
- Tintin is Belgian, Asterix is French. Different lands, and stories. The Thomsons appearance was an Easter egg reference and at most a crossover.
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.
- "Asterix and the Chieftain's Daughter" reveals that Brutus is back by his side despite being supposedly banished. Playing with a knife. So about that pitch for Astérix and the Ides of March...
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?
- Not to mention that the new team has to kill off Caesar really soon, as even if you interpret the "Goths" in the third volume as Franks or Friesians and give Ekonomikrisis a state-of-the-art ship speedwise, we still have to be (as of thirty-seven books in) getting pretty near 44 BC in the series timeline.
- Going by the dates of the ancient Olympic Games, Asterix at the Olympic Games was set in 48 BC.
Future stories will take Asterix to Japan and Norway.
- Asterix and Obelix've already met the Normans twice (once when they came to Gaul, and secondly in the Great Crossing), but those meetings were brief. An actual Norse adventure in the Norselands will happen eventually.
- As for Japan, Asterix has already made it to India, why not further than that? It'd be a great opportunity to indulge in Japanese references (manga, idols, etc).
- Japan during 50 BC was still in the midst of the Yayoi period would be vastly different to what many modern people would be able to recognize as Japanese.
- A lot of the ancient world in this series incorporate modern jokes/references, so would it be so different or more importantly would it matter?
- China would make more sense than Japan as the Han Dynasty was the dominate far east Asian civilization during the time period of the late Roman Republic, and many of china cultural aspects had their origins during the Han Dynasty so logically an adventure in China should be as East as Asterix and Obelix should go as Han era China would still be easily recognizable to modern day audience as Chinese, while Yayoi Japan would be completely unrecognizable as Japanese
- If they do make it to Japan, they will probably come across a certain giant lizard.(Or at least a parody of him.)
Asterix at the Olympic Games is chronologically the last adventureCaesar was told the Gauls had taken part to the Olympic Games as Romans... And recognized their claim, thus making them Roman citizens. Upon being informed he had accidentally surrendered, Vitalstatix, to not be less than Caesar whenever he had lost to them, decided to not stage a "rebellion" but to peacefully accepting the new situation... On certain conditions, that Caesar was all too happy to grant-
Asterix volume 40 will have the rain once more, in memory of Uderzo.
Obelix did not drink magic potion in Asterix and Cleopatra.They needed to get out of the pyramid fast so Getafix pretended to Obelix that some random juice was magic potion so he wouldn't make them lose time by insisting to drink some as always. It's obvious that Obelix would not need any supplement to be able to destroy a stone door.
Getafix was a reformist druid seeking to abolish Human Sacrifice.Gotta keep him sympathetic, after all.
Asterix and Obelix had an adventure where they tried to spring Vercingetorix from prison......but by the time they tracked down where he was held, he'd already been taken to Rome for Caesar to parade, following which Caesar had him put to death.
Cacofonix was a distant ancestor of Justin Bieber......who inherited the same level of talent.
The Roman Merchant in the Magic Carpet storyThe Indians heard about Cacofonix from a Roman merchant passing through that region. This merchant could be:
- Caius Fatuous, who was last seen used by Ekonomikrisis the merchant as a boat engine.
- Quaestor Sinisitus, who was aided by the Gauls in saving his life and spent time in their village.