Scribe, sitting pretty, even when squatting
French name : Misenplis
German name : Sekretaris
Dutch name : Aapnootmis
Spanish name : Milapis
Whereas Krukhut, the vile scribe of the infamous Artifis, watches his mop of hair grow without stopping (to the point where he resembles Sheila, the 1960s French singer), we never see hide nor hair on another scribe known as Exlibris, who helps Edifis in his task.
This cautious scribe, so attentive to spelling mistakes and with a great respect for «modern» languages like Latin, Greek and Celtic, writes hieroglyphs as others draw (in fact, the position of scribe appears to be the ideal profession combining the talents of Uderzo and Goscinny!), carefully composes the message that Asterix and Dogmatix carry to Cleopatra, thereby saving the palace from destruction. Phew ! Thank you Exlibris ! Saved by a hair…