Citizenship : Pirate

French name : Triple Patte
German name : Dreifuss
Dutch name : Driepoot
Spanish name : Patapalo
Italian name : Treppiedi
Portugese name : Três-Pernas


Pirate philosopher

Loyal right-hand man of chief Redbeard, Pegleg can be recognised by his legendary wooden leg and his flowing white locks which inspire, among the pirate crew of the Asterix adventures, the respect due to experience.

This experience enables him, despite an occasional lack of interest from his comrades, to share his shrewd and learned Latin comments each time (and there have been many times!) their ship is sunk following an attack. These attacks are carried out by that eternal scourge of this galley filled to the brim with brigands and bandits - a scourge named the Gau… the Gau…!!!

Some two thousand years before the markedly less literary comments of Thierry Roland or the highly lyrical Philippe Candeloro, Pegleg entered into history by becoming the first consultant in naval disasters - a sport at which Asterix and Obelix's favourite pirates, it has to be said, are champions in every category! And although the sport is far less common nowadays, it's a shame that the stars of commentating on round and oval balls don't follow the example set by their precursor Pegleg more often, by courageously placing themselves at the very heart of the action and stringing together the most evocative of Latin sentences. But what do you expect, «O tempora, o mores»…

In which book ?

4 - Asterix the Gladiator
5 - Asterix and the Banquet
6 - Asterix and Cleopatra
8 - Asterix in Britain
10 - Asterix the Legionary
12 - Asterix at the Olympic Games
13 - Asterix and the Cauldron
14 - Asterix in Spain
15 - Asterix and the Roman Agent
17 - The Mansions of the Gods
18 - Asterix and the Laurel Wreath
19 - Asterix and the Soothsayer
20 - Asterix in Corsica
22 - Asterix and the Great Crossing
24 - Asterix in Belgium
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
34 - Asterix and Obelix’s Birthday - The Golden Book
35 - Asterix and the Picts
36 - Asterix and the Missing scroll
38 - Asterix and the Chieftain's daughter
39 - Asterix and the Griffin