History Characters / InglouriousBasterds

12th Apr '18 11:34:30 PM Dravencour
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* BerserkButton: Don't mention Lillian Harvey. He's still rather sore about her and her opposition to the Nazis.
4th Apr '18 5:52:13 PM MenInGreyToBlak
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* AlasPoorVillain: While he's somewhat of a creepy stalker and a mass murderer, it's sad seeing him being betrayed by someone who he thought he loved, getting killed by her. [[spoiler: Obviously, that sympathy doesn't last for a long time, and he turns out to not be fully dead, and kills Shoshanna in his last moments]], but it's still kind of tragic. The music makes it even better.
4th Apr '18 4:12:07 PM MiruJaca
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* AlliterativeName: Donny Donowitz.
27th Feb '18 1:38:21 PM Qube
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%%* DeathByIrony

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%%* DeathByIrony* DeathByIrony: [[spoiler:At a celebration of their military victory and conquest, they meet their deaths at the hands of both their wartime enemies and one of their many victims.]]



* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: They're Nazis...

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* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: They're Nazis...Nazis.



* VillainByDefault: They're fricking Nazis.

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* VillainByDefault: They're fricking Nazis.''Nazis''.



* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: ...Well let's not get carried away, but once Zoller lays out a convincing enough argument for moving the premiere of "Nation's Pride" to a smaller- no, ''more exclusive'' venue, Joseph is up for it.
* SmugSnake: Being more smug than he has a reason to comes with the territory of being the Minister of Propaganda for the Nazi Party and a supremacist and considering himself an artistic genius.

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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: ...Well let's not get carried away, but once Zoller lays out a convincing enough argument for moving the premiere of "Nation's Pride" to a smaller- no, ''more exclusive'' ''[[NeverNeedsSharpening more exclusive]]'' venue, Joseph is up for it.
* SmugSnake: Being more smug than he has a reason to justification for comes with the territory of being the Minister of Propaganda for the Nazi Party and a supremacist and considering who considers himself an artistic genius.



The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

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The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin It's that other guy.]]



* SecretTestOfCharacter: Churchill's only interactions in the conversation are to ask Hicox a very specific question regarding German cinema under Goebbels, and once Hicox answers it to his satisfaction, giving Fenech the go-ahead to discuss Operation Kino.

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* SecretTestOfCharacter: Churchill's only interactions involvement in the conversation are is to ask Hicox a very specific question regarding German cinema under Goebbels, and once Hicox answers it to his satisfaction, giving Fenech the go-ahead to discuss Operation Kino.



* CoolOldGuy: He's an older gentleman who has enough of a sense of fun to have a drink with his subordinates.

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* CoolOldGuy: He's an older gentleman who has enough of a sense of fun to have a drink with his subordinates.subordinates, and admonishes Hicox for being modest while listing out his accomplishments.



* FaceDeathWithDignity: [[spoiler: Why make a big deal about having a gun pointed under a table at you when you can sip your favourite drink?]]

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* FaceDeathWithDignity: [[spoiler: Why make a big deal about having a gun pointed under a table at you when you can sip your favourite drink?]]enjoy a good scotch?]]
* FishOutOfWater: While on paper he is an expert on German culture, it only applies to ''cinema'', and his lack of understanding with [[spoiler:german accents and hand gestures proves fatal]].



%%* AntiHero: Type IV.

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%%* AntiHero: Type IV.AntiHero



* ConsummateLiar: Convinces Wilhelm to put down his gun, then kills him in cold blood.

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* ConsummateLiar: Convinces Hellstrom that Hicox is an old friend of hers. [[spoiler: Later convinces Wilhelm to put down his gun, then kills him in cold blood.]]



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* TheMole: Her role in Operation Kino, as a German actress working against Germany (specifically the Nazis).
27th Feb '18 10:03:43 AM theknack101
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* IGaveMyWord: Regardless of his other flaws, Landa does respect deals and promises. We see him keep up his end of every bargain he makes, and [[spoiler:he is clearly horrified when Raine shoots the German soldier he had included to defect to the US in their agreement at the end.]]
3rd Feb '18 3:44:36 PM GrecoRomanGuy
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** It’s not just a matter of misreading Aldo’s intelligence, but also his *character*. Hans establishes himself as ambiguous enough where [[spoiler: it’s unclear if he really believes in the Nazi ideology or is simply using it to further his own goals]]...but Aldo is ‘’unquestionably’’ who he says he is.
29th Jan '18 11:10:51 PM Windrays
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* {{Omniglot}}: Much like his actor, Landa is fluent in German, English, French, and Italian.
26th Jan '18 3:11:04 AM jormis29
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->'''Played By:''' Til Schweiger

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->'''Played By:''' Til Schweiger
Creator/TilSchweiger
27th Dec '17 10:56:19 AM Josef5678
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* {{Expy}}: His speech to the Basterds draws similarities to [[{{Film/Patton}} General George S. Patton]].

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* {{Expy}}: {{Expy}}:
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His speech to the Basterds draws similarities to [[{{Film/Patton}} General George S. Patton]].



* NotSoStoic: [[spoiler:Subverted. Despite losing his shit in his own mind sitting next to a Nazi Gestapo officer in a bar, reliving the Nazi torture he endured at some point, he doesn't blow his cover nor burst into violence. Hicox does. Only after does he shoot the officer in the balls and goes nuts stabbing him in the back of the head during the shoot out.]]



** NotSoStoic: [[spoiler:Subverted. Despite losing his shit in his own mind sitting next to a Nazi Gestapo officer in a bar, reliving the Nazi torture he endured at some point, he doesn't blow his cover nor burst into violence. Hicox does. Only after does he shoot the officer in the balls and goes nuts stabbing him in the back of the head during the shoot out.]]



** FridgeBrilliance: His differing reactions to the nickname can be explained by ''who'' he expresses them to; he states that he enjoys the moniker to La Padite, whom he is trying to intimidate, and expresses his distaste for it to Aldo and Utivich, who is trying to broker a deal with and who are both well known for ''despising'' the Nazi's.
* AwesomeByAnalysis: He is essentially a Nazi SherlockHolmes, and may actually see himself as such (he insists that he's a "detective", and a damn good one; and he even has a gavel).

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** FridgeBrilliance: His differing reactions to the nickname can be explained by ''who'' he expresses them to; he states that he enjoys the moniker to La Padite, [=LaPadite=], whom he is trying to intimidate, and expresses his distaste for it to Aldo and Utivich, who is trying to broker a deal with and who are both well known for ''despising'' the Nazi's.
* AwesomeByAnalysis: He is essentially a Nazi SherlockHolmes, Franchise/SherlockHolmes, and may actually see himself as such (he insists that he's a "detective", and a damn good one; and he even has a gavel).



* BreakThemByTalking: His interrogation of Perrier La Padite in the first chapter of the story.

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* BreakThemByTalking: His interrogation of Perrier La Padite [=LaPadite=] in the first chapter of the story.



** It's implied that he does honor his agreement to leave the La Padite family alone, and [[spoiler: he is clearly horrified when Aldo kills his driver after they've surrendered, claiming that he made a deal for the man's life.]]

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** It's implied that he does honor his agreement to leave the La Padite [=LaPadite=] family alone, and [[spoiler: he is clearly horrified when Aldo kills his driver after they've surrendered, claiming that he made a deal for the man's life.]]



* TooCleverByHalf: His scheme doesn't go the way he envisions it; also, while he ''is'' responsible for [[spoiler:the death of the German and Nazi leadership]], it's less because he [[spoiler:sold them out to the Basterds]], and more due to [[spoiler:sparing a young Jewish girl (ForTheEvulz, mind; he'd just killed her entire family, and he spared her just because [[ItAmusedMe it amused him]] to do so) and not recognizing her as a vengeful adult.]]
** His biggest mistake, however, is either over- or underestimating Aldo's intelligence; Landa assumes that he and Aldo treat each other as intellectual equals (as shown by his annoyance at the subversion of WorthyOpponent below,) so isn't prepared for Aldo either being stupid enough to [[spoiler: get himself shot for killing Landa's driver and carving a swastika into Landa's forehead,]] or intelligent enough to [[spoiler: realise he can actually get away with being "chewed out" instead of executed for insubordination]]. Which one it is depends on how much credit we give Aldo, but either one is a mistake for Landa.

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* TooCleverByHalf: His scheme doesn't go the way he envisions it; also, while he ''is'' responsible for [[spoiler:the death of the German and Nazi leadership]], it's less because he [[spoiler:sold them out to the Basterds]], and more due to [[spoiler:sparing a young Jewish girl (ForTheEvulz, mind; he'd just killed her entire family, and he spared her just because [[ItAmusedMe it amused him]] to do so) and not recognizing her as a vengeful adult.]]
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]] His biggest mistake, however, is either over- or underestimating Aldo's intelligence; Landa assumes that he and Aldo treat each other as intellectual equals (as shown by his annoyance at the subversion of WorthyOpponent below,) so isn't prepared for Aldo either being stupid enough to [[spoiler: get himself shot for killing Landa's driver and carving a swastika into Landa's forehead,]] or intelligent enough to [[spoiler: realise he can actually get away with being "chewed out" instead of executed for insubordination]]. Which one it is depends on how much credit we give Aldo, but either one is a mistake for Landa.



* CatSmile: A result of his nice guy persona and having Daniel Bruhl's face.

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* CatSmile: A result of his nice guy persona and having Daniel Bruhl's Brühl's face.



* MoreDakka: While everyone in the bar was wielding small sidearms, Wilhelm went for the MP40 submachinegun with brutal effect.

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* MoreDakka: While everyone in the bar was wielding small sidearms, Wilhelm went for the MP40 [=MP40=] submachinegun with brutal effect.



!La Padite

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!La Padite
![=LaPadite=]



!!Perrier La Padite

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!!Perrier La Padite[=LaPadite=]



* SadisticChoice: Is given the choice of either selling out the Dreyfus family to the Nazis or having his own family killed for not cooperating.
** Of course, Hans already pretty much ''knew'' he was sheltering the Dreyfus family, so Perrier admitting he was hiding them was kind of a moot point anyway.

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* SadisticChoice: Is given the choice of either selling out the Dreyfus family to the Nazis or having his own family killed for not cooperating.
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cooperating. Of course, Hans already pretty much ''knew'' he was sheltering the Dreyfus family, so Perrier admitting he was hiding them was kind of a moot point anyway.
23rd Dec '17 4:31:23 PM nombretomado
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** Also his leading of a RagTagBunchOfMisfits and having to infiltrate a Nazi event is similar to Maj. John Reisman from TheDirtyDozen.

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** Also his leading of a RagTagBunchOfMisfits and having to infiltrate a Nazi event is similar to Maj. John Reisman from TheDirtyDozen.''Film/TheDirtyDozen''.
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