Citizenship : Roman

French name : Obélus
German name : Obelus
Dutch name : Obelus
Spanish name : Obelus
Italian name : Obelus
Portugese name : Obélius


A Roman Legionary with an unruly moustache

What do you do when the Roman garrisons are after you, carrying a sketch to make sure they'll recognize you? This was a tough one for Asterix and Obelix, who were faced with the situation just when they were already worried about the fate of Getafix, imprisoned by the Goths.

The best solution they could find was to pinch the Roman Legionaries uniforms of Marcus Ubiquitus and Julius Monotonus to pass incognito in their wild adventure among the Carnutes. This, apart from making Obelix laughing out loud, was the start of a chain of confusion that makes the Asterix and the Goths album a catalogue of chaos that only our favourite Gauls could pull off.

This episode inspired the directors of the live Asterix movies, since Asterus and Obelus turn up in Asterix and Obelix vs. Caesar, and the police sketch of our heroes shows up in the Asterix and Obelix meet Cleopatra movie.

In which book ?

3 - Asterix and the Goths