Druid, inventor of all types of potions and fountain of Gaulish wisdom.
In a village like that of Asterix, where people are all kids at heart who think only of lazing around, feasting or fighting, there was an obvious need for a father figure, an acknowledged wise man who could keep the community from sinking into joyful but total anarchy.
This role quite naturally falls to Getafix, the venerable druid of the village, fountain of knowledge, as well as creator and keeper of the secret magic potion (making him the star of all the yearly gatherings of druids in the forest of Carnutes).
A clear foe of the brute force deployed so unilaterally by the stupidly authoritarian Roman Empire, Getafix stands surety for another concept of order, based on much more humanist values. He thus refuses to dole out any magic potion during quarrels between Gauls, willingly offers assistance to a Roman in distress, and, under the watchful eye of the ecologically-minded Dogmatix, helps preserve the forest surrounding the village (yes, he also invented magic potions for that! See The Mansion of the Gods).
We have to admit that his methods are a roaring success: while the Roman hierarchy quickly crumbles under the hefty blows of Obelix, Getafix is the only one who can make the famous menhir deliverer see reason. And how many people do you know who would dare to say firmly to Obelix: No, Obelix, not you! when he insists on having a portion of the magic potion?
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
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 Obelixs 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