Real Name: Panoramix (or Getafix in the English editions)
Identity/Class: Druid (magic user, specialising in potions)
Affiliations: The people of his village, especially Asterix and Obelix
Enemies: The Romans
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: Getafix (name in English translations)
Base of Operations: Small village in the north of Gaul.
First Appearance: Asterix the Gaul
Powers/Abilities: Panoramix knows how to mix a variety of magical potions. That said, his greatest ability is his keen mind.
History: Panoramix is a Gaulish druid. With his assistance (and potion of strength) he has allowed one village in northern Gaul to remain free from Roman occupation.
Comments: Created by Albert Uderzo and Rene Goscinny.
As T.Murray reminds me, in the English translation of the Asterix books Panoramix is called Getafix.
Harry Hayfield notes that
The magic potion was actually invented by Methuselah (Asterix Versus Caesar Movie)
Tea was imported to the United Kingdom via Getafix who picked up some tea leaves one day (Asterix in Britain)
The ingredients of the potion are: Mistletoe, Naptha (Oil), Herbs, Roots and Lobster (the last is optional, but preferred as it improves the flavour)
Over the years Panoramix has also turned up in all the Asterix feature-length cartoons. In most cases he was voiced by Henri Labussière (Asterix the Gaul, 1967; Asterix and Cleopatra, 1968; The Twelve Tasks of Asterix, 1976; Asterix vs. Ceasar, 1985; Asterix in Britain, 1986; Asterix and the Big Fight, 1989). In at least one case Geoffrey Bayldon provided his voice (Asterix in America, 1994 - unsure who voiced Obelix in the French version).
Any Additions/Corrections? Please let me know.
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