Obelix (/ ˈ ɒ b əl ɪ k s /; French: Obélix) is a cartoon character in the French comic book series Asterix.He works as a menhir sculptor and deliveryman, and is Asterix's best friend. 3 - Asterix and the Goths Caesar and Prospectus arrive to declare victory over the Gauls, until Obelix rises from underground, revived after consuming food from an arrival banquet disposed into his chamber.
Asterix, Obelix and Dogmatix are the first characters with short descriptions usually listed at the beginning of each of the Asterix books (after the map of Gaul).
This is a list of characters in the Asterix comics.
This may imply that Obelix, either by stupidity or ignorance, simply does not notice or react to the pain that should be inflicted, or that the potion has enhanced his overall strength, since it has been shown to increase the drinker's endurance allowing them to run faster, to such a point where his muscles allow him to effortlessly absorb the attacks in question. He generally works as a menhir delivery man. Unlike the other villagers, Obelix has no need to drink the druid Getafix's magic potion that gives superhuman strength, because he fell into the cauldron as a baby and its effect on him became permanent. Upon hearing the frustrated Squaronthehypotunus threatening to work the slaves to death, Asterix and Obelix invade the Roman camp to free the slaves and provide them with magic potion as a means to escape.
This backfires however when the slaves instead use it to rapidly advance construction, as well as barter for the same pay as the legionaries, along with their freedom and apartments for each of them upon completion.
In fact, he eats nuts and oysters in the shell, and is completely oblivious to drugs, spicy food and poison, possibly due to the permanent effects of the magic potion. During a boar hunt, Asterix and Obelix discover the Mansions’ construction site. Frustrated with the ongoing rebellion of the Gauls, Julius Caesar devises a new scheme to conquer them: the construction of luxury apartments dubbed “The Mansions Of The Gods” in the forest near the Gauls' village as a means to absorb them into Roman civilisation. Project leader and architect Squaronthehypotenus and the Roman legion commanded by Centurion Somniferus order slaves to deforest the surrounding area. German name : Asterix 25 - Asterix and the Great Divide 21 - Asterix and Caesar's Gift However, Obelix is not completely stupid. Getafix, Mischiefus and Dogmatix are captured, and held in the Mansions reception.
For the animated films, he has been voiced by Jacques Morel (the first three films), Pierre Tornade (all films during the 80s and 90s), Jacques Frantz (Asterix and the Vikings), and Guillaume Briat (Mansions of the Gods onwards). Asterix: The Mansions of the Gods, also titled Asterix and Obelix: Mansion of the Gods, is a 2014 French-Belgian 3D computer-animated adventure family comedy film written and directed by Alexandre Astier.It is based on the comic book Asterix: The Mansions of the Gods, which was the seventeenth book in the comic book series Asterix by Goscinny and Uderzo. 22 - Asterix and the Great Crossing 24 - Asterix in Belgium Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. His other favored pastimes are dancing (which he apparently is very good at), and occasionally drinking goat's milk to excess (as he rarely imbibes in alcohol). The character was portrayed by actor Gérard Depardieu in every Asterix live-action film. He is frequently used as a human battering ram for opening locked doors or breaking through walls.
This remark is followed by him tapping his forehead.
In Asterix and the Normans he deduces from various clues that Cacofonix the bard has gone to Lutetia to pursue a career in popular music: this unusual display of intelligence on Obelix's part surprises Getafix. He extends this benevolence even towards the Romans, whom he rarely seems to view as oppressors but more as less-willing participants in his rough-housing. 1 at the box office.
It is based on the comic book Asterix: The Mansions of the Gods, which was the seventeenth book in the comic book series Asterix by Goscinny and Uderzo. 32 - Asterix and the class act Obelix owns the quarry where he chisels the menhirs himself.
It is a parody of the quote "These Gauls are crazy", which Julius Caesar famously said while describing the Gauls' fighting style during his conquest of the region. 15 - Asterix and the Roman Agent The Roman civilians also begin shopping in the village, causing an escalating price war over fish and 'antique' weaponry. Obelix is tall and massive.
Escaping into the apartments, Getafix brews the magic potion from ingredients in each of the rooms. While Squaronthehypotenus is reluctant to allow their stay, Senator Prospectus allows them to stay as part of Caesar's plan. 19 - Asterix and the Soothsayer And what more can be said about the success of Asterix in the film industry? Most of the occasions where Obelix demonstrates invulnerability include him being attacked physically rather than with sharp objects, as in Asterix and the Magic Carpet, when an arrow accidentally hits his bottom and he yells in agony, and thus showing that Obelix isn't above physical pain. and completed with honours the 12 tasks as decreed by Caesar one day when he was foolish enough to risk a bet with our incorrigible Gauls. 31 - Asterix and the Actress
He is about 6 feet 5 inches (196 cm) tall and he weighs more than 300 pounds (140 kg).
Obelix is kind-hearted, but socially inept—possibly because his strength means that others have had to adapt to him instead of vice versa. It received generally favorable reviews and has grossed over $34 million on a €31 million budget. Obelix is Asterix's closest friend (they even have the same birthday—although this is inconsistent with the comic Obelix and Co., where only Obelix's birthday is celebrated). https://asterix.fandom.com/wiki/Asterix:_The_Mansion_of_the_Gods?oldid=8115, Florian Gazan as Travaillerpluspourgagnerplus, Sébastien Lalanne as Radius (Unscrupulus), Franck Pitiot as Julius Humérus (Julius Monotonus), Damien Gillard as Médius, Roman brute and Roman, Benjamin Gauthier as a doctor, guide and Roman, Samuel Vincent as Tofungus, Mosaic Artist, Numidian and Roman 2, Elizabeth Bower as Impedimenta, Bacteria and Mrs Fulliautomatix, Andy Toth as Senator Fastidius, Cluelus, Radius and Guide, Marco Soriano as Senator Consensus, Roman Brute 1, Serius and Civilian 1, Michael Adamthwaite as Humerus and Roman Brute 2, Jason Simpson as Centurion Somniferus and Unhygienix. 30 - Asterix and Obelix all at Sea An international dub featuring a full Canadian cast was released on March 12, 2015 (in Singapore) with the following alterations: The film was released on 26 November 2014 in France across 696 theatres and earned $7.64 million on its opening week from nearly 780,000 admissions placing at No. In tradition, the Gauls celebrate their victory with a banquet atop the ruins of the mansions. It is never directly stated what the menhirs are used for, though it is hinted that they are just oversized knick-knacks; however they are probably a running-gag regarding the origins of the mystery surrounding Menhirs in ancient Europe, with the joke being that Obelix delivered them.
Obelix is noted for his fatness, the menhirs he carries around on his back and his superhuman strength.
Caesar begins the final part of his plan, razing the village.
1 - Asterix the Gaul
Although he does not have the impressive muscle-bound physique of the heroes Albert Uderzo drew at first, Asterix is the only anti-hero to boast such a collection of success stories and heroic feats.
Although they usually simply insult each other verbally they inevitably make up swiftly.
While cheerfully violent and enjoying a good fight, Obelix is far from brutal or sadistic: he tends to view fighting as a game and is generally friendly and polite (to the point of inappropriate courtesy) towards his opponents. This appears to only work on grown people as Obelix did not turn to stone as a baby, or may simply occur after drinking an excessive amount while still under the effects of a previous dose). In fact "obelisk" is also (in both French and English) a variant of the word obelus (obèle), a typographical mark ("†") often found in a companion role to that of the asterisk, after which his friend Asterix is named.
Spanish name : Astérix 26 - Asterix and the Black Gold 20 - Asterix in Corsica The film sticks to the book's plot very closely while also expanding on it. . Upon encountering and befriending Obelix and Dogmatix in the forest, the Gauls reluctantly agree to temporarily accommodate them. Caesar then enacts the next phase of the plan by offering free apartments to the Gauls. His parents live now in Condate (as seen in Asterix and the Actress) and his distant cousin Metallurgix, a golden sickle maker, lives in Lutetia (as seen in Asterix and the Golden Sickle). Cartoon character in the French comic book series Asterix, How Obelix Fell into the Magic Potion When he was a Little Boy, Asterix and Obelix's Birthday: The Golden Book, How Obelix Fell into the Magic Potion When He Was a Little Boy, Asterix & Obelix XXL 2: Mission: Las Vegum, Asterix & Obelix XXL 3: The Crystal Menhir, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Obelix&oldid=973332848, Comics characters with superhuman strength, Articles with unsourced statements from May 2009, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Superhuman strength, provided by magical potion, This page was last edited on 16 August 2020, at 17:14. Asterix attempts to rescue them, but ends up in a poor condition from consuming an incomplete magic potion.
Although he has his own house, Obelix is occasionally shown staying overnight at Asterix's.
16 - Asterix in Switzerland
Throughout his adventures, where his legendary wile and the precious magic potion concocted by the druid Getafix allow him to escape from the direst situations, often covered with glory, Asterix has made off with Caesar's laurel crown, won a gold metal at the Olympic Games (without the benefit of the magic potion, if you please!) The Asterix Project is a FANDOM Comics Community.
The English dub was released in the United Kingdom on August 19, 2016 titled Asterix: The Mansions of the Gods. From Asterix and the Banquet onwards—previously he had simply expressed ignorance of being fat, such as when he merely commented that he wished he had known he was too fat to pose as a lion in Asterix the Gladiator—Obelix is so in denial over this matter that he usually does not even notice when other people refer to him as "that fat one", and often shows total confusion over which fat person people are referring to.
33 - Asterix and the falling Sky 17 - The Mansions of the Gods
Sometimes, when he is in a bad mood, just hearing the word "fat"—even if it is not in reference to him—can quickly enrage him.
Despite all his success, Asterix has remained down to earth and all he needs to keep him (and his readers) happy is the chance to ridicule the Romans and savour a delicious banquet with his friends.
12 - Asterix at the Olympic Games Astérix and Obélix compete at the Olympics in order to help their friend Lovesix marry Princess Irina. 4 - Asterix the Gladiator 2 - Asterix and the Golden Sickle He also surprises Asterix in Asterix and the Black Gold by reeling off a dictionary definition of wild boar in conversation (including the Latin taxonomical classification).
René Goscinny; Albert Uderzo; Parc Astérix As far as he is concerned the more Romans he can beat up the better and nobody should deny him this, not even the "selfish" Roman victims themselves: Gérard Depardieu portrays Obelix in all four live-action French films based on various comics. The legion however refuses to cooperate with Getafix and Obelix still at large. Fandom Apps Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Asterix awakens the next day to find the village being besieged, and the Gauls are brought along to watch the village’s destruction. The Gauls keep the Romans at bay by pretending to still possess the magic point, while Asterix makes his way to the mansions.
The Gauls; The Romans; The others… The Creators.
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