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No. Asterix is very far from any drug culture, and from methamphetamine usage during war. Magic potions are older than print. They appear in Greek mythology, for example (Jason puts the dragon to sleep with a potion, Circe turns men into swine with a potion, not to mention love potions). I can't name a potion that grants strength or invincibility, but I put ...


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The charcoal connection is found with the ‘Bougnats of Paris’. From France écotours: in the 18th century, the agricultural crisis forced thousands of French countrymen to leave their homes in search of work. The Auvergne people left the volcanic soil of their homeland for the capital. There, the new Parisians built a community where they became known as “...


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Evidence For this answer, I considered all the books until Asterix in Belgium, i.e., all books with contributions from both, Uderzo and Goscinny. Since I only have the German editions, I won’t provide direct quotes. Page counts refer to the ones in the panels (usually at the bottom left) and should be independent of the edition. A: with potion This ...


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At least the early albums in the Asterix series don't directly tell if the potion gives invincibility in addition to superhuman strength and speed. Actually, they do: the potion is often referred to as “the magic potion that makes one invincible”. I don't recall offhand if the word “invincible” (invincible) appears in the first album (Asterix the Gaul — ...


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