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Origin

Asterix was born and raised in a small village in the region of Armorica in Gaul. His parents, initially inhabitants of the small Gaulish village, eventually left the region and settled in the city of Condatum. Asterix, meanwhile, remained behind alongside his friend Obelix, and began working as a warrior.

Creation

Asterix was created by René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo.

Major Story Arcs

Asterix

Alongside his friend Obelix, Asterix goes on a number of adventures, often with the magical assistance of a potion produced by the druid Panoramix, which grants superhuman strength to the person who drinks it. In his adventures, he travels widely, to places such as Egypt, Britain and even America, and comes into conflict with various groups, including the Romans, Vikings, and other Gauls, often relying on his wits to get himself and Obelix out of a tight spot.

Powers and Abilities

Asterix is skilled in hand-to-hand combat. He is competent with a sword, but prefers not to wield one. When he drinks the magical potion provided by Getafix, he gains superhuman strength. He is a skilled strategist and tactician, and is good at thinking quickly on his feet.

Other Media

Film

Asterix the Gaul

Asterix appears as the main character in this animated film, which is closely based on the comic of the same name. He is voiced by Roger Carel in French, and by Bill Oddie in English.

Asterix and Cleopatra

Asterix is the main character in this animated film, based on the comic book of the same name. He is voiced by Roger Carel in French, and by Lee Payant in English

The Twelve Tales of Asterix

Asterix features as the protagonist in this animated film, which is the first and to date only adaptation to not be directly based on the comic adventures. He is voiced by Roger Carel in French, and by Bill Oddie in English.

Asterix Versus Caesar

Asterix is the main character in this animated film, which is based on two separate comics in the Asterix canon. He is voiced by Roger Carel in French, and by Jack Beaber in English.

Asterix in Britain

Asterix appears as the main character in this animated film, which is based on the comic of the same name. He is voiced by Roger Carel in French, and by Jack Beaber in English.

Asterix and the Big Fight

Asterix appears as the protagonist in this animated film, which is based on two separate comic books. He is voiced by Roger Carel in French, Bill Oddie in British English, Henry Winkler in American English and Jürgen von der Lippe in German.

Asterix Conquers America

Asterix features as the main character in this animated film, which is loosely based on Asterix and the Great Crossing. He is voiced by Roger Carel in French, Peer Augustinski in German, and Craig Charles in English.

Asterix & Obelix Take On Caesar

Asterix appears as the main character in this live-action film, which is loosely based on a number of Asterix comic books. He is portrayed by Christian Clavier, and dubbed into English by Olaf Wijnants.

Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra

Asterix is the main character in this live-action film, which is a sequel to Take on Caesar and loosely based on the comic Asterix and Cleopatra. Christian Clavier reprises his role, and is dubbed into English by David Cobourn.

Asterix and the Vikings

Asterix appears as the main character in this animated film, which is largely based on Asterix and the Normans. He is voiced by Roger Carel in French and Paul Giamatti in English.

Asterix at the Olympic Games

Asterix features as the protagonist in this live-action film, which is loosely based on the comic of the same name. He is portrayed by Clovis Cornillac

Video Games

Asterix appears as the main playable character in fifteen video game adaptations, which are based to various degrees on his numerous comic book appearances.

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