At the beginning of most of the Asterix books, immediately after the map of Gaul, and before the narrative starts, there is a standard description of the main characters above, as well as Getafix, Cacofonix and Vitalstatistix (regardless of their importance in that particular book). Images of the Impedimenta voice actors from the Asterix franchise. google_ad_slot = "6627454810"; This has happened mainly in the quest for food in an empty ocean (Asterix in Spain). In the English and American adaptations of the series, he speaks in an effeminate voice. An example is on p. 11 of Asterix and the Cauldron where he sits with Vitalstatistix, Cacofonix and Getafix, in deciding on Asterix's punishment for having violated their honor code. On occasion she has an antagonistic rivalry with Mrs. Geriatrix that has erupted into violence.
While his age is never stated, in the story of Asterix's birth (in which all but the oldest villagers are seen as small children), he appears unchanged. As a running gag, Cacofonix is generally tied up and gagged during the banquet at the end of most albums to allow the other villagers to have a good time without having to keep him from singing. The Bonemine Figurine by Fariboles comes from the Astérix & Obelix universe ... Impedimenta knows how to lead her troops! But the captain states that this is better than being sunk again. In Hungarian, she is Hengerlice; which means ‘tumbler pigeon’, a pun on her being a little fat. On the other hand, he is occasionally beaten up with a cane by Geriatrix when he is provoked by some comment the smith makes. The final cut is shown with all the male villagers and two females, Impedimenta and Bacteria included, with Getafix running to stop the fight, with a piece of fish flying towards him. While usually presented in the books as a nag to her embarrassed husband, she has on occasion fought the Romans side by side with the men, typically using her rolling pin as a weapon. Dogmatix is Obelix's pet dog. He then goes and hires new shield bearers including Asterix, Geriatrix, Fulliautomatix and Obelix (in these cases the shield is horribly tilted so he is forced to stand on a slant, and Obelix carried him with one hand like a waiter). In the earlier books however, Getafix came across more as just a friend of the protagonists rather than a wise old counselor. Impedimenta is the matriarchal wife of Chief Vitalstatistix, leader of the village wives and the best cook in the village. google_ad_client = "ca-pub-1342129931053409"; He was also, from the very beginning, shown as a figure of fun and had a wonderful sense of humour: in Asterix the Gaul, he keeps cutting his finger while using his sickle and roars with uncontrollable laughter at Asterix's teasing of the Roman Centurion; in Asterix and the Big Fight, he was shown as going literally crazy; and he's not above making the occasional bad pun (such as in Asterix and the Great Divide, when one of the village's frequent "stale fish" fights prompts him to observe that the villagers may soon discover nuclear "fish-ion").
In Asterix and the Big Fight, a druid mistakes Obelix for a patient with an eating disorder. The names of the shield bearers are never mentioned. Appears in, Surplus Dairiprodus – The gluttonous prefect of Lutetia in, Gluteus Maximus – A Roman legionary chosen to represent Rome at the Olympics in, Caius Fatuous — A gladiator trainer who is a major character in, Giveusabonus — A fat bald man with a big nose and, Ignoramus — Centurion sent to relieve Scrofulus' garrison in Obelix and Co.
On one occasion, she is offered the magic potion. At the end of Asterix in Britain, The captain, In a panic, orders his men to row as fast as they can in order to get away from Asterix and Obelix. google_ad_height = 250; Read Asterix Comics Online © 2011 | All rights reserved. Her name appears to derive either from the Latin military term "impedimenta," meaning "baggage," or from the English word "impediment," meaning obstruction or hindrance. As an elder, Geriatrix demands respect (generally more than he is given).
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