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While the drug themes in Asterix have often been an embarrassment to fans of the character, in at least two instances the drug humor is funny and intelligent, and acts as an effective satire of the issue of steroids in sports. In The Twelve Tasks of Asterix (1976), Asterix reveals that sports in his village are dull because egalitarian concerns dictate that all the participants in sports be granted free magic potion, which means that “it’s not very exciting … because we all get [to the finish line] at once and we have to draw lots for the winner. Heh-heh-heh.” In Asterix at the Olympic Games (2008), Asterix uses the potion to cheat at discus throwing and Obelix uses it to cheat at shot-put. Brutus protests, and Asterix and Obelix are forced to take “beetlyzer tests”—they breathe into giant beetles that inflate in the presence of drugs. They’re disqualified, but Brutus is also disqualified for doping in a wrestling match. In the final chariot race, Brutus cheats again by taking Getafix’s potion, but Getafix colors the potion blue and it dyes Brutus’s tongue, revealing to everyone that he cheated.

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