Citizenship : Gaul

French name : Assurancetourix
German name : Troubadix
Dutch name : Kakofonix
Spanish name : Asurancetúrix
Italian name : Assurancetourix
Portugese name : Cacofonix


Bard, school teacher and scapegoat.

World-renowned poet and bard (if not exactly appreciated…) and respected school teacher, Cacofonix is an important figure in the village (he is thus a member of the Council that sends Asterix into exile in Asterix and the Cauldron). However, as the eternal butt of the villagers’ jokes, Cacofonix lives on the fringe, in a hut built at the top of a tree.

An extraordinary character, Cacofonix offers a perfect weather vane for taking the pulse of the village and seeing which way the wind blows. We are not talking here about the rain he brings on each time exercises his vocal cords, but rather about the prevailing atmosphere in the village: when it is time to party, when wild boar are roasting on the spit, you can be sure to find Cacofonix tied hand and feet with a gag in his mouth. And, if not, you can count on Fulliautomatix to discourage him from singing!

On the other hand, just looking at the unforgettable scene where he sits at a deserted banquet table in Asterix and the Roman Agent is enough to make us understand that the village is experiencing its darkest hours. In fact, sociologists will tell you, Cacofonix is the perfect scapegoat, the person who ensures the well-being of the village by drawing everyone’s anger and frustration like a magnet. Now all that needs to be done is to convince Fulliautomatix …

Here in the village, we are halfway tempted to found a Bard Abuse and Mistreatment group - with an acronym like that (BAM), we're off to a good start, don't you think? It sounds a bit like, well, a hammer, doesn't it?

In which book ?

1 - Asterix the Gaul
2 - Asterix and the Golden Sickle
3 - Asterix and the Goths
4 - Asterix the Gladiator
5 - Asterix and the Banquet
6 - Asterix and Cleopatra
7 - Asterix and the Big Fight
8 - Asterix in Britain
9 - Asterix and the Normans
10 - Asterix the Legionary
11 - Asterix and the Chieftain's Shield
12 - Asterix at the Olympic Games
13 - Asterix and the Cauldron
14 - Asterix in Spain
15 - Asterix and the Roman Agent
16 - Asterix in Switzerland
17 - The Mansions of the Gods
18 - Asterix and the Laurel Wreath
19 - Asterix and the Soothsayer
20 - Asterix in Corsica
21 - Asterix and Caesar's Gift
22 - Asterix and the Great Crossing
23 - Obelix and Co
24 - Asterix in Belgium
25 - Asterix and the Great Divide
26 - Asterix and the Black Gold
27 - Asterix and Son
28 - Asterix and the Magic Carpet
29 - Asterix and the Secret Weapon
30 - Asterix and Obelix all at Sea
31 - Asterix and the Actress
32 - Asterix and the class act
33 - Asterix and the falling Sky
34 - Asterix and Obelix’s Birthday - The Golden Book
35 - Asterix and the Picts
36 - Asterix and the Missing scroll
37 - Asterix and the Chariot Race
38 - Asterix and the Chieftain's daughter
39 - Asterix and the Griffin