Pirate Lookout

Citizenship : Pirate

French name : Baba
German name : Baba
Dutch name : Baba
Spanish name : Baba
Italian name : Babà
Portugese name : Babá

Pirate Lookout

Pirate lookout and percussionist

The Pirate lookout keeps watch for the fearsome (though little feared by our Indomitable crew) pirates lead by Redbeard.

Never leaving his post (although his post often leaves him during the recurring battles with Asterix and Obelix, known in pirate language by the code name «the Gau… the Gau…»), the pirate lookout never misses an opportunity to comment on the torments endured by our favourite pirates and punctuates their regular misadventures with his remarks.

It must be said that this ancient pirate crew ends up «mergitur» more often than «fluctuat», as Pegleg would say (one of the Pirate lookout's brothers-in-arms, famous for his wooden leg and his Latin quotations), and enjoys as much misfortune as it does fortune! In spite of everything, in between shipwrecks, the pirate lookout is entitled to his 15 minutes of fame: in the album Asterix and Obelix All at Sea, he reveals his percussion talents to a dumbfounded audience when, in order to quicken the pace of the rowers, judged idle by chief Redbeard, he takes his place before the drums and becomes the drummer he always dreamed of being.

It's a breathtaking performance, so much so that the rowers forget to row in order to better enjoy the show, which doesn't exactly please Redbeard! However, it's in that very album that the pirate lookout is named for the first time in an Asterix adventure (at least in original French albums, where he's called «Baba»), thereby obtaining a consecration of sorts!

In which book ?

4 - Asterix the Gladiator
5 - Asterix and the Banquet
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
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