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8th Jun '16 9:24:23 PM PaulA
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* Discussed in ''Series/EnemyAtTheDoor'', set in German-occupied territory during World War II. The locals tend to assume so, leading to German characters sometimes having to explain (with varying degrees of annoyance) that it's not the case. The SS officer Reinicke is, as would be expected, but the episode "Call of the Dead" establishes explicitly that the other major recurring German characters (Oberst Richter, the garrison commander; Major Freidel, the governor; and Oberleutnant Kluge, the head of the Feldpolizei) aren't.
31st May '16 5:52:27 AM Doug86
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* Largely averted in ''[[Series/HogansHeroes Hogan's Heroes]]'', despite its setting (a POW camp in Nazi Germany in the middle of WorldWarII). Only one of the recurring German characters belongs to the Nazi party and the anti-Nazi resistance movement among German civilians is frequently featured.

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* Largely averted in ''[[Series/HogansHeroes Hogan's Heroes]]'', despite its setting (a POW camp in Nazi Germany in the middle of WorldWarII).UsefulNotes/WorldWarII). Only one of the recurring German characters belongs to the Nazi party and the anti-Nazi resistance movement among German civilians is frequently featured.
30th May '16 6:57:16 PM isaacandalfie
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* The late great RobinWilliams had a stand-up routine regarding the German relationship with humor, and this was the punchline. The video can be found [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwwJw849HWc here]].
---> Knock knock.
---> VE ASK DE QUESTIONS!
19th May '16 1:11:43 PM Berrenta
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* General Blue, one of the high ranking officers of the Red Ribbon Army in ''Manga/DragonBall'', is not only given the appearance of a SA officer, [[BlondGuysAreEvil blond hair]], blue eyes, superhuman capabilities, and psychic powers, but he even went as far as to say "Auf Wiedersehen" at one point in the manga, a phrase that is German for "goodbye." Of course, considering how the Creator/{{FUNimation}} dub [[NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent apparently gave him a]] [[EvilBrit British accent]], it seems less obvious.

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* General Blue, one of the high ranking officers of the Red Ribbon Army in ''Manga/DragonBall'', is not only given the appearance of a SA officer, [[BlondGuysAreEvil blond hair]], hair, blue eyes, superhuman capabilities, and psychic powers, but he even went as far as to say "Auf Wiedersehen" at one point in the manga, a phrase that is German for "goodbye." Of course, considering how the Creator/{{FUNimation}} dub [[NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent apparently gave him a]] [[EvilBrit British accent]], it seems less obvious.
18th May '16 2:10:04 AM Belphegor
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* Largely averted in ''[[Series/HogansHeroes Hogan's Heroes]]'', despite its setting (a POW camp in Nazi Germany in the middle of WorldWarII). Only one of the recurring German characters belongs to the Nazi party and the anti-Nazi resistance movement among German civilians is frequently featured.
5th Apr '16 10:20:35 PM RolandX
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* ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'': [[LampshadeHanging Pointedly]] averted and subverted by Abraham Erskine:
--> So many people forget that the first country the Nazis invaded was their own.
28th Mar '16 5:02:05 PM eroock
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* Film/TheSpanishInn (L' Auberge Espagnole): Wendy's brother (an Englishman) tries to amuse a German student by comparing the German reputation for order with Hitler and starts goose stepping around the room, much to the annoyance of the German student.

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* Film/TheSpanishInn ''Film/TheSpanishApartment'' (L' Auberge Espagnole): Wendy's brother (an Englishman) tries to amuse a German student by comparing the German reputation for order with Hitler and starts goose stepping around the room, much to the annoyance of the German student.
27th Mar '16 8:35:30 PM Kimarous
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* Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse:



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22nd Feb '16 2:04:33 AM PaulA
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* On ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'', Sabrina calls ''Die Fledermaus'' a "Nazi opera".

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* On ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'', Sabrina calls ''Die Fledermaus'' ''Theatre/DieFledermaus'' a "Nazi opera".
7th Feb '16 5:18:48 PM Gideoncrawle
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* Averted in ''Film/{{Casablanca}}'' and ''Film/TheLifeAndDeathOfColonelBlimp'', two movies made during World War II, which have characters who are German refugees opposed to Nazism.



* Averted in ''Film/{{Watchmen}}''- German-born Adrian Veidt actually uses "practically a Nazi" as an insult toward another character. [[spoiler:But then again, Veidt's father ''was'' a Nazi, and this is why Veidt himself ends up committing mass murder on a grand scale - not because he absorbed his father's beliefs, but because he felt a great deal of family guilt due to his father's associations with the Nazi party and felt that he had to save the world himself to make up for it. And by his standards, saving the world meant killing enough people to scare the survivors out of nuclear war.]]



* Averted in ''Film/BeerFest'' where every conceivable German stereotype except Nazism is represented by the opposing team. Although the scenes where they take someone to the back, and we hear a gunshot without any of the Germans so much as looking in that direction, does kinda smell of Nazism (or Stalinism).
* Notably averted in Creator/SamPeckinpah's 1977 movie ''Film/CrossOfIron''. Unlike most English-language WWII movies, this one actually depicts the war from the point of view of the German army, featuring German soldiers who are not particularly fond of either the war or the Nazi Party. Even though it's directed by Peckinpah and stars the American actor Creator/JamesCoburn (as a Wehrmacht corporal), ''Cross of Iron'' was an Anglo-German production based on a German novel, which might explain why its depiction of Wehrmacht soldiers goes far beyond two-dimensional Nazi stereotypes.



** Averted in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger''. Nazis/Hitler are only mentioned a few times and the main conflict is against the Red Skull and HYDRA, who broke off from the Nazis early on in the movie (although not that they are much better). Additionally, German-born scientist Dr. Erskine works with the Allies and develops the supersoldier serum. Later he tells Steve that a lot of people forget the first country to be invaded and fall victim to the Nazis was, in fact, Germany.
** Beautifully averted in ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' when Loki stands before a crowd in Germany and attempts to [[KneelBeforeZod cow the humans there into submission]]. An older German man stands up to defy him, and [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler the parallels]] are pretty obvious.
-->'''Loki:''' There are no men like me.\\
'''Old Man:''' There are ''always'' men like you.
* Averted in ''Literature/TheReader'', where most of the characters are Germans born ''after'' the war and thus couldn't have been Nazis; in fact, as Schlink has Michael point out in the novel, the younger generation's willingness to come to terms with the past became a major cause of the generation gap in 1960s West Germany:
-->[W]e explored it, subjected it to trial by daylight, and condemned it to shame ... We all condemned our parents to shame, even if the only charge we could bring was that after 1945 they had tolerated the perpetrators in their midst.



* Creator/MatthewReilly's books largely avert this. Plenty of German characters, few Nazis. ''Temple'' has Neo-Nazis, but it also has members of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bundesnachrichtendienst German's intelligence agency]] opposing the Nazis.
* Played partly straight in Creator/HarryTurtledove's ''Literature/{{Worldwar}}'' series. Many non-German characters refer to Germans as Nazis or "Nazi bastards". Despite some Germans clearly having issues with the official policy of the Reich, they never try to explain that they're ''not'' Nazis. [[LizardFolk The Race]], who don't care one way or another, just call all Germans "Deutsche".

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* Creator/MatthewReilly's books largely avert this. Plenty of German characters, few Nazis. ''Temple'' has Neo-Nazis, but it also has members of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bundesnachrichtendienst German's intelligence agency]] opposing the Nazis.
* Played partly straight
{{Downplayed|Trope}} in Creator/HarryTurtledove's ''Literature/{{Worldwar}}'' series. Many non-German characters refer to Germans as Nazis or "Nazi bastards". Despite some Germans clearly having issues with the official policy of the Reich, they never try to explain that they're ''not'' Nazis. [[LizardFolk The Race]], who don't care one way or another, just call all Germans "Deutsche".



* ''[[Literature/TheCenturyTrilogy Winter of the World]]'' averts this. One of the main plot lines is the struggle of the [[TheVonTropeFamily von Ulrich family]] (whose political ideology of choice is social democracy) and their friends, living in Berlin during the times of UsefulNotes/NaziGermany.
* Averted in Manning Coles' ''A Toast to Tomorrow'' in which post-Depression Germany as a whole is depicted as mostly ordinary joes just trying to get along.



* Averted in ''Series/HogansHeroes'', which actually takes place in Nazi Germany. Many members of the Underground are Germans, or at least more sympathetic to Hogan's crew than they are to the Nazis and the Gestapo. Schultz doesn't particularly care who wins the war, as long as he doesn't get shot or sent to the Eastern Front, and several of the actual officers are portrayed as sympathetic characters stuck in bad positions.



* Averted in ''VideoGame/{{Wolfenstein|2009}}''. While the rest of the games are primarily about eradicating Hitler and his many minions, the 2009 release finally shows you another side. You do kill tons of Nazis in the game, but most of your allies are German resistance fighters.

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* Averted in ''VideoGame/{{Wolfenstein|2009}}''.''VideoGame/{{Wolfenstein|2009}}'', after having been played straight in previous incarnations. While the rest of the games are primarily about eradicating Hitler and his many minions, the 2009 release finally shows you another side. You do kill tons of Nazis in the game, but most of your allies are German resistance fighters.



* Averted in ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2''. Though the Medic is a bloodthirsty, sadistic [[HerrDoktor German doctor]] from just the right time period, he has been confirmed to not be [[EvenEvilHasStandards a Nazi]].



* Unlike many HitlersTimeTravelExemptionAct stories, ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert'' completely averts this -- removing Hitler in 1924 ''works'', and is enough to save Germany from the worst excesses of expansionism, militarism and racism. By the time of the second Great War[[note]]Some time in the early 50s/late 40s, probably. The game doesn't really say when it takes place, although the weight of evidence points to the war being later than ''our'' World War II[[/note]], they are a staunch and leading member of the western alliance system.



* ''Webcomic/ScandinaviaAndTheWorld'' averts this trope in an interesting way. Nazi Germany and Modern Germany seem to be two separate entities (as opposed to the latter being simply the former after a very thorough makeover), evidenced by the fact that they both can appear in the [[http://satwcomic.com/bully-fail same comic]]. (Wherein Modern Germany is outright terrified of his fascist counterpart.)
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