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13th Aug '16 1:13:50 PM nombretomado
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** For some strange reason, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gottfried_Leibniz the founder of philosophical optimism]] (mentioned in ''Literature/{{Candide}}'') was German too. [[DichterAndDenker Philosophy is kind of their thing]].

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** For some strange reason, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gottfried_Leibniz the founder of philosophical optimism]] (mentioned in ''Literature/{{Candide}}'') was German too. [[DichterAndDenker [[UsefulNotes/DichterAndDenker Philosophy is kind of their thing]].
2nd Jul '16 2:22:22 PM nighttrainfm
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* In the ''Series/{{Qi}}'' episode "Empire", Alan Davies mentions that he was once on a flight to Berlin, and most of the other passengers were German. According to Alan, the other passengers were laughing uproariously at a program on their in-flight movie screens, and when Alan glanced at some of the screens, it turned out to be ''Series/MisterBean''.
-->'''Bill Bailey''': There's a certain efficiency to it. He does something, then he falls over. First he was walking in a straight line, then he walked into the door! Genius!\\

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* In the ''Series/{{Qi}}'' episode "Empire", Alan Davies mentions that he was once on a flight to Berlin, and most of the other passengers were German. According to Alan, the other passengers were laughing uproariously at a program on their in-flight movie screens, and when Alan glanced at some of the screens, it turned out to be ''Series/MisterBean''.
''Series/MrBean''.
-->'''Bill Bailey''': There's a certain efficiency [[GermanicEfficiency efficiency]] to it. He does something, then he falls over. First he was walking in a straight line, then he walked into the door! Genius!\\
17th Jun '16 3:26:40 AM Doug86
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* ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'': Kurt Wagner a.k.a. ComicBook/{{Nightcrawler}} was intended to be an aversion of this, a light-hearted Errol Flynn type. He was introduced as devout as any other lay Catholic simply to demonstrate his [[DarkIsNotEvil demonism was only skin-deep]] and to heighten the injustice of the religious superstition against him. However, through UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks he became more of a SadClown, then as {{Wangst}}y as any X-Man. Recently he was killed outright and apparently replaced with a DarkerAndEdgier AlternateUniverse [[Comicbook/AgeOfApocalypse version]] of himself. He's come back as of ''Amazing X-Men'' (vol.2) #5 [[spoiler: but as he's apparently had to sacrifice his soul to keep Azazel out of Heaven, there's no reason not to expect a BreakTheCutie plot with him in the future]].

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* ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'': ''ComicBook/XMen'': Kurt Wagner a.k.a. ComicBook/{{Nightcrawler}} was intended to be an aversion of this, a light-hearted Errol Flynn type. He was introduced as devout as any other lay Catholic simply to demonstrate his [[DarkIsNotEvil demonism was only skin-deep]] and to heighten the injustice of the religious superstition against him. However, through UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks he became more of a SadClown, then as {{Wangst}}y as any X-Man. Recently he was killed outright and apparently replaced with a DarkerAndEdgier AlternateUniverse [[Comicbook/AgeOfApocalypse version]] of himself. He's come back as of ''Amazing X-Men'' (vol.2) #5 [[spoiler: but as he's apparently had to sacrifice his soul to keep Azazel out of Heaven, there's no reason not to expect a BreakTheCutie plot with him in the future]].
15th Jun '16 6:12:07 AM REV6Pilot
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* Johann Strauss from ''VideoGame/QuakeIV''.

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* Johann Strauss from ''VideoGame/QuakeIV''.''VideoGame/QuakeIV'', Rhino Squad's high-strung InsufferableGenius technician.
19th May '16 9:44:49 PM Kirayoshi
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* In the ''Series/{{Qi}}'' episode "Empire", Alan Davies mentions that he was once on a flight to Berlin, and most of the other passengers were German. According to Alan, the other passengers were laughing uproariously at a program on their in-flight movie screens, and when Alan glanced at some of the screens, it turned out to be ''Series/MisterBean''.
-->'''Bill Bailey''': There's a certain efficiency to it. He does something, then he falls over. First he was walking in a straight line, then he walked into the door! Genius!\\
'''Alan''': "Zis is vat happens ven you break ze rules! Ha ha!"
10th Apr '16 4:24:36 PM thatother1dude
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->''"The Teutonic reputation for brutality is well founded. Their operas [[Theatre/DerRingDesNibelungen last three or four days]], and [[LanguageEqualsThought they have no word for 'fluffy']]".''[[note]]For the sake of fairness and pedantry it should be noted that the Germans actually have at least five words for fluffy/fuzzy, though none that directly equates to the meaning of the word in English as we understand it [[/note]]

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->''"The Teutonic reputation for brutality is well founded. Their operas [[Theatre/DerRingDesNibelungen last three or four days]], days, and [[LanguageEqualsThought they have no word for 'fluffy']]".'fluffy'".''[[note]]For the sake of fairness and pedantry it should be noted that the Germans actually have at least five words for fluffy/fuzzy, though none that directly equates to the meaning of the word in English as we understand it [[/note]]
15th Mar '16 9:18:25 AM narm00
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* Signum of ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'', while not an actual German, [[FantasyCounterpartCulture comes from an alien culture that uses a lot of]] GratuitousGerman. She's the very image of a true soldier, which is why her new partner [[spoiler:Agito]] finds her to be an utter drag. The FourthWallMailSlot had Fate advising her to "relax" when she asked for tips on how to be "buddy-like" with her partner. A bit of a problem since Signum ''hates'' to be relaxed.

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* Signum of ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'', ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'', while not an actual German, [[FantasyCounterpartCulture comes from an alien culture that uses a lot of]] GratuitousGerman. She's the very image of a true soldier, which is why her new partner [[spoiler:Agito]] finds her to be an utter drag. The FourthWallMailSlot had Fate advising her to "relax" when she asked for tips on how to be "buddy-like" with her partner. A bit of a problem since Signum ''hates'' to be relaxed.



--> "His name is Cuckoo McButtons. But he does not speak, for he is a lifeless piece of cloth."

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--> "His name is Cuckoo McButtons.[=McButtons=]. But he does not speak, for he is a lifeless piece of cloth."
2nd Feb '16 6:11:17 AM Menshevik
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* ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}'': In ''Recap/AsterixAndTheGoths'' the Goths (here anachronistically and incorrectly used as a blanket name for the Germanic tribes living northeast of Roman Gaul[[note]] The historic Goths were a group of tribes that first came into contact and conflict with the Romans during the 3rd cantury A.D. (''Asterix'' is set ca. 50 B.C.) in the lower Danube region and whose forefathers, if semi-legendary accounts can be trusted, possibly lived in the region of the lower Vistula (Gdansk etc.) in what is now Poland around the time in which ''Asterix'' is set.[[/note]]) were cast as militaristic war-mongering villains, playing into the AllGermansAreNazis trope. Creators Creator/ReneGoscinny and Creator/AlbertUderzo later regretted the tone of this story, saying it was made only twenty years after the war when anti-German sentiments were still vivid. In later Asterix stories Germans are portrayed in a more sympathetic light, though still as people who are often deadly serious.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}'': In ''Recap/AsterixAndTheGoths'' the Goths (here anachronistically and incorrectly used as a blanket name for the Germanic tribes living northeast of Roman Gaul[[note]] The historic Goths were a group of tribes - Ostrogoths and Visigoths - that first came into contact and conflict with the Romans during the 3rd cantury century A.D. (''Asterix'' in South-East Europe and whose forefathers, if semi-legendary accounts can be trusted, possibly lived in the region of the lower Vistula (Gdansk etc.) in what is set now Poland around the time in which ''Asterix'' is set, ca. 50 B.C.) in the lower Danube region and whose forefathers, if semi-legendary accounts can be trusted, possibly lived in the region of the lower Vistula (Gdansk etc.) in what is now Poland around the time in which ''Asterix'' is set.[[/note]]) were cast as militaristic war-mongering villains, playing into the AllGermansAreNazis trope. Creators Creator/ReneGoscinny and Creator/AlbertUderzo later regretted the tone of this story, saying it was made only twenty years after the war when anti-German sentiments were still vivid. In later Asterix stories Germans are portrayed in a more sympathetic light, though still as people who are often deadly serious.
2nd Feb '16 6:08:09 AM Menshevik
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* ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}'': In ''Recap/AsterixAndTheGoths'' the Goths (Roman term for people from the area we nowadays identify as Germany) were cast as militaristic war-mongering villains, playing into the AllGermansAreNazis trope. Creators Creator/ReneGoscinny and Creator/AlbertUderzo later regretted the tone of this story, saying it was made only twenty years after the war when anti-German sentiments were still vivid. In later Asterix stories Germans are portrayed in a more sympathetic light, though still as people who are often deadly serious.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}'': In ''Recap/AsterixAndTheGoths'' the Goths (Roman term (here anachronistically and incorrectly used as a blanket name for people from the area we nowadays identify as Germany) Germanic tribes living northeast of Roman Gaul[[note]] The historic Goths were a group of tribes that first came into contact and conflict with the Romans during the 3rd cantury A.D. (''Asterix'' is set ca. 50 B.C.) in the lower Danube region and whose forefathers, if semi-legendary accounts can be trusted, possibly lived in the region of the lower Vistula (Gdansk etc.) in what is now Poland around the time in which ''Asterix'' is set.[[/note]]) were cast as militaristic war-mongering villains, playing into the AllGermansAreNazis trope. Creators Creator/ReneGoscinny and Creator/AlbertUderzo later regretted the tone of this story, saying it was made only twenty years after the war when anti-German sentiments were still vivid. In later Asterix stories Germans are portrayed in a more sympathetic light, though still as people who are often deadly serious.
2nd Feb '16 4:32:44 AM narm00
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** The comic also acknowledges that south Germans are supposed to nice and jolly (they gave us Oktoberfest), but Austria is even ''stricter'' than Germany, if more refined and aristocratic. However, that Austrians are perceived as more carefree than Germans does manifest in different ways, such as how Austria throws his clothes around and leaves his underwear around his house.

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** The comic also acknowledges that south Germans are supposed to be nice and jolly (they gave us Oktoberfest), but Austria is even ''stricter'' than Germany, if more refined and aristocratic. However, that Austrians are perceived as more carefree than Germans does manifest in different ways, such as how Austria throws his clothes around and leaves his underwear around his house.



* Natives of Krieg in''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''. Although in their case it's justified: they're a MartyrdomCulture consisting almost entirely of clones due to the planet rebelling and being reconquered with '''half a millennia of nuking''. Since then, they seek to atone by using WWI trench warfare tactics in full coats and gas masks (their planet is still radioactive). Their conformity, fatalism and zeal for dying fighting cause them to need [[ThePoliticalOfficer Commissars]] not for maintaining order and morale as is usually a Commissar's main duties, but to liaison with regiments from other worlds because they reliably creep everyone else out. To be completely fair, while their helmets are mostly German styled, their uniform also have [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI WWI]]-French influences, like a crest upon their helmet like the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adrian_helmet French Adrian helmet]] and their overcoats are French.

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* Natives of Krieg in''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''. Although in their case it's justified: they're a MartyrdomCulture consisting almost entirely of clones due to the planet rebelling and being reconquered with '''half a millennia of nuking''. Since then, they seek to atone by using WWI trench warfare tactics in full coats and gas masks (their planet is still radioactive). Their conformity, fatalism and zeal for dying fighting cause them to need [[ThePoliticalOfficer Commissars]] not for maintaining order and morale as is usually a Commissar's main duties, but to liaison with regiments from other worlds because they reliably creep everyone else out. To be completely fair, while their helmets are mostly German styled, their uniform also have [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI WWI]]-French influences, like a crest upon their helmet like the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adrian_helmet French Adrian helmet]] and their overcoats are French.
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