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Asterix and the Roman Agent French: It first appeared as a serial in Pilote magazine issues in and was translated into English in The resistance of the Gaulish village against the Romans causes friction between dictator Julius Caesar and the Roman Senatewhose power had been reduced by Caesar.
With their Magic Potion which gives them ziaanie strength and is known only to their druid Getafixthey easily stand up against Rome and her laws.
At a meeting with his associates, it is suggested to Caesar that causing internal conflict between the Gauls will lead to their breakdown. He is then told by another Official about Tortuous Convolvulus, a natural troublemaker whose mere presence causes arguments, quarrels and fights.
Impressed by his zsterix, Caesar sends him to the Gauls. On the way, Convolvulus causes arguments among the sailors and their slaves; and when the pirates attack the ship, Convolvulus represents one of them as having been bribed earlier by himself, and thus provokes them to sink their own ship. The pirate chief realises their mistake and comments they don’t even need the Gauls to make fools of themselves. In the Gaulish village, things are being organised for Chief Vitalstatistix ‘s birthday, whom all enjoy except Impedimentawho complains against the acquisition of useless presents including a mounting collection of swordsshieldsstuffed fishand menhirs.
Arriving in Gaul, Convolvulus moves into the nearby Roman camp of Aquarium and gets a description of the village inhabitants. He then gives a valuable vase to Asterix whom he describes as the “most adterix man in the village”, to the annoyance of Chief Vitalstatistix. The other villagers take this announcement seriously, until Impedimenta fights with the village’s other women over their husbands’ relative importances, and then privately dismisses her husband as a failure.
Further rumours lead to the belief by many in the village that Asterix, who is close to Getafix the druid, has revealed the secret of the druid’s Magic Potion to astrix Romans.
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Suspicion and paranoia increase, until the banquet to celebrate the Chief’s birthday is held in sullen silence. Leading this distrust are Fulliautomatix the blacksmithGeriatrix the elder, and their wives. When Fullautomatix and Unhygienix spy on the Romans, they see a mock ‘potion’ being given to Roman soldiers; and when their presence is noted, Convolvulus has a small legionary pretend to knock out his huge comrade Magnumopus, causing the two Gauls to flee back to the village.
As a result, the Roman troops of Aquarium believe that they have the Magic Potion and insist on drinking the substitute. The real turning point in this ruse occurs when some of the deceived villagers voice their suspicions that Asterix and Getafix gave the secret of the Magic Potion to the Romans, which gives Asterix and Getafix an excuse to announce a self-imposed exilewith Obelix to accompany them, wherein their purpose is to expose Convolvulus and teach the other Gauls a lesson in trust.
Asterix and Getafix then confront Convolvulus and announce that they and Obelix shall leave the region thus leaving the other Gauls defenceless.
Taking them at their word, Convolvulus persuades the Roman commander, Centurion Platypusto attack the village. The Gauls meanwhile take the Romans’ fake potion back to the village, where it is proven useless and the ruse proven false.
Convolvulus sees this and informs Platypus, and Getafix makes some genuine Magic Potion. Platypus summons reinforcements after Asterix and Obelix repel his garrison.
After drinking the real Magic Potion, the Gaulish villagers defeat all four of the Roman garrisons that surround them. After winning the fight, Asterix, Getafix and Vitalstatistix thank Convolvulus for ziznie “kept his word” and give him the vase he gave Asterix earlier.
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This tricks the Roman commander into believing that Convolvulus deliberately engineered their defeat. He is sent back to Rome for punishment; but already causing arguments on the ship taking him to Rome.
In the village, Vitalstatistix apologizes to Asterix, and it is agreed to hold another birthday for Vitalstatistix himself. To test the villagers’ conviction, Asterix arranges that Obelix carry him on a shield, after asteric fashion customary to Vitalstatistix, and thus causes another quarrel among the villagers over which of the men is the most heroic.
When questioned by Vitalstatistix, Asterix claims asterox have merely been “test[ing]” the shield intended as the chief’s birthday present. With all reconciled, the story ends with the traditional banquet, which doubles for a better celebration of Vitalstatistix’s birthday. On Goodreads, Asterix and the Roman Agent has a score of 4. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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