Young and brilliant architect unfortunately bitten on the backside by Dogmatix.
With the first appearance of Squareonthehypothenus in the album The Mansion of the Gods, we discover a shy young man with the brightest of futures ahead of him. Caesar himself has just entrusted this architect with an important project: to build a group of dwellings to house the Romans near Asterixs village, thus forcing our indomitable Gauls to accept Roman civilisation.
But some things you cannot learn at school, and the learned calculations of our young architect are of little help when confronted with Getafixs magic and slaves suddenly vehemently interested in workers rights (to such a point that the Roman legionaries themselves begin negotiating their pay and midnight permits).
What is worse, as Squareonthehypothenus strives to smooth things over, he becomes more and more authoritarian and less and less civilised! The last straw is when Cacofonixs mellow melodies convince the recently arrived Romans that the Gauls, whom they seek to conquer at all costs, are fiendishly invasive themselves.