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Nazi Mysticism launched as Stupid Jetpack Hitler Discussion: From YKTTW

Working Title: Nazi Mysticism: From YKTTW

Morgan Wick: Entry #259670359 in the "Google Has a Sense of Humor" file: Ads for anti-Bush stuff in a trope about the Nazis.

Fast Eddie: Reduced the opening quote down to the meat. Pulled out the preamble ...
Professor Bruttenholm: 1937: Hitler joins the Thule Society, a group of German aristocrats obsessed with the occult. In 1938, he acquired the spear of Longinus, which pierced the side of Christ. He who holds it becomes invincible. Hitler's power increases tenfold. 1943: President Roosevelt decides to fight back. The Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense is born. 1958: the Occult Wars finally come to an end with the death of Adolf Hitler.
... for length.
  • Narvi: Now it doesn't make much sense. I'll just add the last sentence. *yoink*

Bob!: I put it back because all of it is relevant to the article and it isn't that long.

fleb: It is really long—changing it back to Narvi's version.

Ununnilium:
  • Which is an inversion, as he was "collected" by Dracula and is not in any position of authority, showing that Dracula is worse than Nazis.

This isn't really an inversion; the trope isn't that Nazis are more powerful than occult forces, just that they're entangled with them.
ninjacrat: Holy quote overload, batman!
Professor Bruttenholm: 1937: Hitler joins the Thule Society, a group of German aristocrats obsessed with the occult. In 1938, he acquired the spear of Longinus, which pierced the side of Christ. He who holds it becomes invincible. Hitler's power increases tenfold. 1943: President Roosevelt decides to fight back. The Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense is born. 1958: the Occult Wars finally come to an end with the death of Adolf Hitler.
John Myers: 1945, you mean. Hitler died in '45.
Professor Bruttenholm: Did he now?

"Everyone's always in favour of saving Hitler's brain, but if you put it in the body of a great white shark, ooh, suddenly you've gone too far!"
—Professor Farnsworth, "Futurama''

"By the end of the game I wouldn't have been too surprised to find Hitler riding a gigantic robot spider"
—Yahtzee of Zero Punctuation on 'Medal of Honouur Airbourne'

Meta Four: Aaaaaand copied to Quotes.Stupid Jetpack Hitler. Yay!


Landstander: Can I just say that this is one of THE funniest trope names ever?

Crowbar: Seconded. My only complaint is that there isn't enough opportunity to drop this phrase into a conversation.
Daibhid C: I pulled this:
  • In Charlie Stross' Laundry series, the Holocaust was actually a secret Nazi necromancy project, probably to import some kind of elemental monster from another dimension to conquer the Earth. At one point in Atrocity Archives, the main character goes to an alternate universe where this succeeded—only to find it's on the point of death from this thing sucking all the entropy out of it. Nice going, Nazis. This was considered so threatening that the Soviet Union, Britain, the US, and possibly other powers signed a secret treaty after the war banning necromancy.

because it looks like it was missed when Ghostapo got split.
Krisnack: Do we have an equivalent trope for the Soviet Union?