History Characters / InglouriousBasterds

14th Jan '16 10:37:59 PM UrthWyrm
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%%* BloodKnight %%* DecoyProtagonist
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%%* BloodKnight %%* DecoyProtagonist* BadassNative: Claims to be descended from Jim Bridger, which makes him part Native American. * BloodKnight: Like most of the Basterds, he really enjoys fighting Nazis. * DecoyProtagonist: He's featured most prominently in the trailers and is played by the best-known actor in the cast but it's really Shoshanna that pulls off the biggest Nazi massacre.

* FamousAncestor: Raine mentions he's a direct descendant of well-known mountain man Jim Bridger
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* FamousAncestor: Raine mentions he's a direct descendant of well-known mountain man [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Bridger Jim BridgerBridger]].

%%* HeroicComedicSociopath
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%%* HeroicComedicSociopath* HeroicComedicSociopath: Like most of the Basterds, he *really* enjoys killing and mutilating Nazis. He also doesn't mind torturing Bridget when he becomes suspicious of her.

%%* PayEvilUntoEvil: The Nazis are cruel, evil people who will murder without a second thought. Therefore Raine feels giving them a taste of their own medicine is a perfectly valid tactic.
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%%* * PayEvilUntoEvil: The Nazis are cruel, evil people who will murder without a second thought. Therefore Raine feels giving them a taste of their own medicine is a perfectly valid tactic.
14th Jan '16 2:01:22 PM MrDeath
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Doesn't apply.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Doesn't show up again after the scene in which the Basterds and Hicox prepare for the meeting with Von Hammermark
5th Jan '16 6:32:45 AM dRoy
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* FateWorseThanDeath: [[spoiler: Let's just say that despite promises of becoming a complete American citizen and hailed as a hero, he couldn't eliminate his ties to the Nazis afterwards thanks to the surviving members of the Basterds deciding to do one of their usual methods with surviving Nazis. Though he can probably get plastic surgery with all those goodies he extorted.]] * KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: He attempts to invoke this trope in combination with WrittenByTheWinners. He betrays Hitler with the intention of being viewed by the public as being a spy for the Allies, and he being the reason the allies win. It doesn't quite go the way he plans though with the MarkOfShame being carved into his forehead.]]
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* FateWorseThanDeath: [[spoiler: Let's just say that despite promises of becoming a complete American citizen and hailed as a hero, he couldn't eliminate his ties to the Nazis afterwards thanks to the surviving members of the Basterds deciding to do one of their usual methods with surviving Nazis. Though he can probably get plastic surgery with all those goodies he extorted.]] * KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: He attempts to invoke [[spoiler:Most likely will become this trope in combination with WrittenByTheWinners. He betrays Hitler with the intention of being viewed by the public as being a spy for the Allies, and he being the reason the allies win. It The only way it doesn't quite go the way he plans though with is the MarkOfShame being carved into his forehead.forehead. Even then, considering all the resources he extorted, his persuasion skill, and the fact that plastic surgery was already pretty advanced by that, not only he would get away with it, he could probably even retaliate and take the Basterds to the court martial for their war crimes.]]
14th Dec '15 10:55:06 PM Fireblood
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* KnightTemplar: Their mission statement is two words long; "Kill Nazis". However, one of the many (many, ''many'') things that makes them morally dubious is that they do not differentiate between Nazis and non-party German Soldiers. Joined the German army just for the pay, even if you hate the Nazis? Too bad; assuming you survive the Basterds, you're still getting branded with a swastika.
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* KnightTemplar: Their mission statement is two words long; "Kill Nazis". However, one of the many (many, ''many'') things that makes them morally dubious is that they do not differentiate between Nazis and non-party German Soldiers. soldiers. Joined the German army just for the pay, even if you hate the Nazis? Nazis, or got conscripted? Too bad; assuming you survive the Basterds, you're still getting branded with a swastika.

* ExpectingSomeoneTaller: Inverted, much to his chagrin.
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* ExpectingSomeoneTaller: Inverted, {{Inverted}}, much to his chagrin.

* NumberTwo: to Hitler.
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* NumberTwo: to To Hitler.

* AppropriatedAppellation: As seen in the beginning, when he mentions having been given the title of "Jew Hunter," which he finds to be rather catchy. Subverted in the final act, several years later, when he has come to loathe the accolade.
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* AppropriatedAppellation: As seen in the beginning, when he mentions having been given the title of "Jew Hunter," which he finds to be rather catchy. Subverted {{Subverted}} in the final act, several years later, when he has come to loathe the accolade.

* BunnyEarsLawyer: With a predilection for dairy products, idioms involving shoes, languages, rumours and elaborate conversation Landa is a very odd fish but he counterbalances this with his brilliance as a detective.
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* BunnyEarsLawyer: With a predilection for dairy products, idioms involving shoes, languages, rumours rumors and elaborate conversation Landa is a very odd fish but he counterbalances this with his brilliance as a detective.

* FateWorseThanDeath: [[spoiler: Let's just say that despite promise of becoming a complete American citizen and hailed as a hero, he couldn't eliminate his ties to the Nazis afterwards thanks to the surviving members of the Basterds deciding to do one of their usual methods with surviving Nazis. Though he can probably get plastic surgery with all those goodies he extorted.]]
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* FateWorseThanDeath: [[spoiler: Let's just say that despite promise promises of becoming a complete American citizen and hailed as a hero, he couldn't eliminate his ties to the Nazis afterwards thanks to the surviving members of the Basterds deciding to do one of their usual methods with surviving Nazis. Though he can probably get plastic surgery with all those goodies he extorted.]]

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

* SoftSpokenSadist: Comes with being AffablyEvil.
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* SoftSpokenSadist: Comes It comes with being AffablyEvil.

* 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 High 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 recognising her as a vengeful adult.]] * {{Turncoat}}: [[spoiler: Helps Operation Kino succeed. For a price, of course.]]
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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 High 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 recognising recognizing her as a vengeful adult.]] * {{Turncoat}}: [[spoiler: Helps He helps Operation Kino succeed. For a price, of course.]]

* VerbalTic: Calls anyone he does not know the name of Herrman.
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* VerbalTic: Calls anyone He calls any German he does not know the name of Herrman."Herman".

A charming German sniper who gained a hero status in Germany after mowing down nearly 300 American soldiers in a single day from a tower. He is now the centerpiece of Goebbels' latest propaganda film, ''Nation's Pride''. Has a serious case of puppy-love for Shoshanna.
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A charming German sniper who gained a hero status in Germany after mowing down nearly 300 American soldiers in a single day from a tower. He is now the centerpiece of Goebbels' latest propaganda film, ''Nation's Pride''. Has a serious case of puppy-love for Shoshanna.Shosanna.

* BitchInSheepsClothing: Initially appears as a jovial guy who just simply does his job as he's commanded. Then Shoshanna refuses him and he drops the NiceGuy personality.
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* BitchInSheepsClothing: Initially appears as a jovial guy who just simply does his job as he's commanded. Then Shoshanna Shosanna refuses him and he drops the NiceGuy personality.

* DoggedNiceGuy: Up to a point. Shoshanna would definitely disagree, especially when he shows his true colours.
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* DoggedNiceGuy: Up to a point. Shoshanna Shosanna would definitely disagree, especially when he shows his true colours.colors.

* EntitledToHaveYou: When he drops the NiceGuy fašade, he demands that Shoshanna submit herself to him.
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* EntitledToHaveYou: When he drops the NiceGuy fašade, he demands that Shoshanna Shosanna submit herself to him.

* TakingYouWithMe: [[spoiler: Shoshanna shoots him to keep him from discovering her plan, but then gets curious when she hears him still alive. As she approaches him in sympathy, Zoller shoots her back.]]
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* TakingYouWithMe: [[spoiler: Shoshanna Shosanna shoots him to keep him from discovering her plan, but then gets curious when she hears him still alive. As she approaches him in sympathy, Zoller shoots her back.]]

%%* AntiHero: Type IV
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%%* AntiHero: Type IVIV.

[[folder:Shoshanna]] !!Shoshanna Dreyfus / Emmannuelle Mimieux
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[[folder:Shoshanna]] !!Shoshanna [[folder:Shosanna]] !!Shosanna Dreyfus / Emmannuelle Mimieux

* IceQueen: Justified, given her backstory.
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* IceQueen: Justified, [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], given her backstory.

Shoshanna's boyfriend as well as the film projectionist at her cinema. He's said to be the best.
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Shoshanna's Shosanna's boyfriend as well as the film projectionist at her cinema. He's said to be the best.

* FlatCharacter: He has little characterization other than his loyalty to Shoshanna and that his demeanor is that of a...
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* FlatCharacter: He has little characterization other than his loyalty to Shoshanna Shosanna and that his demeanor is that of a...

* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Since the final shot of Marcel is the moment when he [[spoiler:tosses down his cigarette to ignite the film reels]], his fate is unclear: [[spoiler:he ought to have had ample time to escape the theater, but it appears that Shoshanna never had any intention of walking away from this one alive; if Marcel knew that, he might have preferred to stay and join in her HeroicSuicide rather than live on without her]].
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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Since the final shot of Marcel is the moment when he [[spoiler:tosses down his cigarette to ignite the film reels]], his fate is unclear: [[spoiler:he ought to have had ample time to escape the theater, but it appears that Shoshanna Shosanna never had any intention of walking away from this one alive; if Marcel knew that, he might have preferred to stay and join in her HeroicSuicide rather than live on without her]].
14th Dec '15 10:38:58 PM Fireblood
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A Nazi colonel who is a damn good detective (in his words). Very good at rooting out Jewish families in hiding. This is how he makes the acquaintance of Shoshanna Dreyfus, whose family's death he is responsible for. As fate would have it, he is responsible for the security detail for the film premiere....at Shoshanna's cinema. Apart from Zoller, he's the only fictional Nazi at the gala, though he shares a lot in common with Reinhard Heydrich, the architect of Hitler's "final solution"; this is remarked on by Landa himself in the film.
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A Nazi colonel who is a damn good detective (in his words). Very good at rooting out Jewish families in hiding. This is how he makes the acquaintance of Shoshanna Shosanna Dreyfus, whose family's death he is responsible for. As fate would have it, he is responsible for the security detail for the film premiere....at Shoshanna's Shosanna's cinema. Apart from Zoller, he's the only fictional Nazi at the gala, though he shares a lot in common with Reinhard Heydrich, the architect of Hitler's "final solution"; this is remarked on by Landa himself in the film.

* GroinAttack: [[spoiler:Is shot to death by Hicox and Stiglitz firing their sidearms point-blank into his groin]]
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* GroinAttack: [[spoiler:Is [[spoiler:He's shot to death by Hicox and Stiglitz firing their sidearms point-blank into his groin]]groin.]]

A German solder serving under Sgt. Ratchmann.
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A German solder serving under Sgt. Ratchmann.Ratchman.

* DarkMistress: To Goebells
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* DarkMistress: To GoebellsGoebbels.

* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Since the final shot of Marcel is the moment when he [[spoiler:tosses down his cigarette to ignite the film reels]], his fate is unclear: [[spoiler:he ought to have had ample time to escape the theater, but it appears that Shoshanna never had any intention of walking away from this one alive; if Marcel knew that, he might have preferred to stay and join in her HeroicSacrifice rather than live on without her]].
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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Since the final shot of Marcel is the moment when he [[spoiler:tosses down his cigarette to ignite the film reels]], his fate is unclear: [[spoiler:he ought to have had ample time to escape the theater, but it appears that Shoshanna never had any intention of walking away from this one alive; if Marcel knew that, he might have preferred to stay and join in her HeroicSacrifice HeroicSuicide rather than live on without her]].

* BaldOfAwesome: Christian Berkel's own * LesCollaborateurs: Seems to have no problem with the occupation as he has a bar filled with Nazis * ShotgunsAreJustBetter: Keeps one on his side of the bar * TwoShotsFromBehindTheBar: Keeps a concealed shotgun to keep order on the bar
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* BaldOfAwesome: Christian Berkel's own own. * LesCollaborateurs: Seems to have no problem with the occupation as he has a bar filled with Nazis Nazis. * ShotgunsAreJustBetter: Keeps one on his side of the bar bar. * TwoShotsFromBehindTheBar: Keeps a concealed shotgun to keep order on the barbar.

* LesCollaborateurs: Though she seems a reluctant one * InnocentBystander: Caught in the crossfire of the bar shootout
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* LesCollaborateurs: Though she seems a reluctant one one. * InnocentBystander: Caught in the crossfire of the bar shootoutshootout.
1st Dec '15 7:40:38 AM DragonQuestZ
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[[folder:von Hammersmark]]
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[[folder:von [[folder:Bridget von Hammersmark]]

%%* FemmeFatale
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%%* FemmeFatale* FemmeFatale: She's beautiful, devious, and willing to kill. Posters of the film play this up by showing her in her film premiere outfit while holding a pistol.
1st Dec '15 7:38:41 AM DragonQuestZ
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* IdiotBall: Really, Bridget? You had to explain your broken leg by saying you were ''mountain climbing''? Good old "fell down the stairs" isn't good enough for you?
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* HighClassGloves: At the film premiere she makes sure to dress like a major movie star, with an outfit that includes long, white gloves. * IdiotBall: Really, Bridget? You had Her ability to explain your broken leg by saying you were ''mountain climbing''? Good old "fell down the stairs" isn't good enough for you?lie convincingly suddenly fails her when questioned about evidence that implicates her.

* OperaGloves: Her theater dress includes white gloves. * PimpedOutDress: Her black theater dress has lots of beads, lace, and feather trim at the hem. * PrettyInMink: Her theater dress is topped by a blue fox fur wrap.
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* OperaGloves: Her theater dress includes white gloves. * PimpedOutDress: Her black theater premiere dress has lots of beads, lace, and feather trim at the hem. * PrettyInMink: Her theater dress premiere outfit is topped by a blue fox fur wrap.

* SmugSnake: A rare 'heroic' version.
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* SmugSnake: A rare 'heroic' version.She works for the allies, but is still smug and sneaky.
24th Nov '15 6:39:31 PM Warmachine3974
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* DoomedByCanon: [[spoiler:Completely averted.]]
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* DoomedByCanon: SavedByCanon: [[spoiler:Completely averted.]]
18th Nov '15 2:22:51 PM Anarquistador
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* {{Expy}}: He's kind of a German Audie Murphy: a war hero renowned for an impossible feat, turned actor playing himself in patriotic films.
11th Nov '15 2:06:19 PM Damar
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* MoreDakka: While everyone in the bar was wielding small sidearms, Wilhelm went for the MP40 submachinegun with brutal effect.
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