Sound familiar? Probably because you speak the language of the Gauls and of those mustachioed Roman fighters, Asterix and Obelix. Located 30 km from Paris, the theme park Parc Astérix offers you many attractions that will entertain What happens when Obelix has a go at the discus throw? Asterix or The Adventures of Asterix is a series of French comics. The series first appeared in The protagonists, the title character Asterix and his friend Obelix, have various adventures. The "ix" ending of both names (as well as all the other  Country‎: ‎France (origin), other (for translated b.


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It was released inand was the 23rd volume to be published, but it has been rarely reprinted and is not considered to be canonical to the series. The only English translations ever to be published were in the Asterix Annual and never an English standalone volume.

It was a tribute to Albert Uderzo on his 80th birthday by 34 European cartoonists. Asterix obelix volume was translated into nine languages. As of [update]it has not been translated into English.

Synopsis and characters[ edit ] Main asterix obelix List of Asterix characters The main setting for the series is an unnamed coastal village rumoured to be inspired by Erquy in Armorica present-day Brittanya province of Gaul modern Francein the year 50 BC.

Julius Caesar has conquered nearly all of Gaul for the Roman Republic.

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The little Armorican village, however, has held out because the villagers can gain temporary superhuman strength by drinking a magic potion brewed by the asterix obelix village druid, Getafix.

His chief is Vitalstatistix.


The main protagonist and hero of the village is Asterixwho, because of his shrewdness, is usually entrusted with the most important affairs asterix obelix the village. He is aided in his adventures by his rather fat and slower thinking friend, Obelix, who, because he fell into the druid's cauldron of the potion as a baby, has permanent superhuman strength because of this, Getafix steadily refuses to allow Obelix to drink the potion, as doing so asterix obelix have a dangerous and unpredictable result.

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Obelix is usually accompanied by Dogmatixhis little dog. Except for Asterix and Obelix, the names of the characters change with the language.

Asterix asterix obelix Obelix and sometimes other members of asterix obelix village go on various adventures both within the village and in far away lands.

Places visited in the series include parts of Gaul LutetiaCorsica etc. Humour[ edit ] The humour encountered in the Asterix comics often centers around puns, caricatures, and tongue-in-cheek stereotypes of contemporary European nations and French regions. Much of the humour in the initial Asterix books was French-specific, which delayed the translation of the books into other languages for fear of losing the jokes and the spirit of the story.

Some translations have actually added local humour: In the Italian translation, the Roman legionaries are made to speak in 20th century Roman dialect and Obelix's famous "Ils sont fous ces romains" "These Romans are crazy" is translated as "Sono pazzi questi romani", alluding to the Roman abbreviation SPQR.

Hiccups are written onomatopoeically in French as "hips", but in English as "hic", allowing Roman legionaries in at least one of the English translations to decline their hiccups in Latin "hic, haec, hoc".

The newer asterix obelix share a more universal humour, both written and visual. Certain rules are followed most of the time such as Gauls and their neighbours having an '-ix' suffix for the males and ending in '-a' for the females, for example, Chief Vitalstatistix so called due to his portly stature and his wife Impedimenta often at odds with the chief.

The male Roman names end in '-us', echoing Latin nominitive male singular form, as in Gluteus Maximusa muscle-bound athlete whose name is literally the butt of the joke.


Gothic names present-day Germany end in "-ic", after Gothic chiefs such as Alaric and Theodericfor example Rhetoric the interpreter. Greek names end in "-os" or "-es"; for example, Thermos the restaurateur. British names end in "-ax" and are often puns on the taxation associated with the later United Kingdomsuch as Valuaddedtax the druid asterix obelix Selectivemploymentax the mercenary.