Real Name: Obelix

Identity/Class: Mutated human (altered by immersion in magic potion as a baby)

Occupation: Menhir maker

Affiliations: Asterix; Idéfix (his pet dog, a.k.a. Dogmatix), Panoramix

Enemies: Romans

Known Relatives: Gelatine (mother), Obelodalix (father), Metallurgix (cousin)

Aliases: Obelixikins (his mother's pet name for him), Big Ed (Valiant reprint), the Son of Boadicea (Ranger/Look and Learn reprint)

Base of Operations: Gaulish village in the west of France

First Appearance: Pilote #0 (first issue of that magazine, October 29, 1959)

Powers/Abilities: Obelix possesses superhuman strength.

History: Obelix is one of the strongest people in the Roman world, having been dropped into a magic potion of strength when he was a baby. He often accompanies Asterix on his adventures.

Comments: Created by Albert Uderzo and Rene Goscinny.

Over the years Obelix has also turned up in all the Asterix feature-length cartoons. In most cases he was voiced by Pierre Tornade (Asterix the Gaul, 1967; Asterix and Cleopatra, 1968; Asterix vs. Caesar, 1985; Asterix in Britain, 1986; Asterix and the Big Fight, 1989), though Jacques Morel took on the role once (The Twelve Tasks of Asterix, 1976 - Pierre Tornade was in this cartoon as the voice of Abraracourcix), and Howard Lew Lewis also played him at least once (Asterix in America, 1994 - unsure who voiced the French version)

In the two live action features (Asterix and Obelix vs. Caesar, 1999; Asterix and Obelix: Mission Cleopatra, 2002) Obelix was portrayed by Gérard Depardieu.

Thanks to Natalia Volkert for writing in to remind me of Obelix's profession.


Any Additions/Corrections? Please let me know.

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