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9th Dec '17 8:49:33 AM moloch
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** His run on ''ComicBook/EnemyAce'' has the titular ace, now older, back in the cockpit fight a losing war against the invading Soviets. One day, he's shot down over German-held territory but manages to eject, his parachute landing him in a big compound called Dachau... After he gets back to his squadron, he surrenders to ComicBook/SergeantRock.

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** His run on ''ComicBook/EnemyAce'' has the titular ace, ace Hans von Hammer, now older, back in the cockpit to fight a losing war against the invading Soviets.Soviets as they invade Germany. One day, he's shot down over German-held territory but manages to eject, his parachute landing him in a big compound called Dachau... After he gets back to his squadron, he surrenders to ComicBook/SergeantRock.



** One of his ''War Stories'', "Condors" had an idealistic German pilot participating in the Spanish Civil War, and told by a Spaniard in no uncertain terms that this is a test run for a later conflict. Another, "Johann's Tiger", features a tank commander desperately fleeing east in order that his tank crew, whom he regards as innocents, can be captured by Americans and not Russians. Then [[RedemptionEqualsDeath he plans on getting himself killed to atone for his crimes.]] [[spoiler: He gets a CruelTwistEnding.]]

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** One of his ''War Stories'', "Condors" had an idealistic German pilot participating in the Spanish Civil War, and told by a Spaniard in no uncertain terms that this is a test run for a later conflict. Another, "Johann's Tiger", features a tank commander desperately fleeing east west in order that his tank crew, whom he regards as innocents, can be captured by Americans and [[FateWorseThanDeath not Russians.Russians]]. Then [[RedemptionEqualsDeath he plans on getting himself killed to atone for his crimes.]] [[spoiler: He gets a CruelTwistEnding.]]
9th Dec '17 8:47:38 AM moloch
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** One of his ''War Stories'', "Condors" had an idealistic German pilot participating in the Spanish Civil War, and told by a Spaniard in no uncertain terms that this is a test run for a later conflict. Another, "Johann's Tiger", features a tank commander desperately fleeing east in order that his tank crew, who he regards as innocents, can be captured by Americans and not Russians. Then [[RedemptionEqualsDeath he plans on getting himself killed to atone for his crimes.]] [[spoiler: He gets a CruelTwistEnding.]]

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** One of his ''War Stories'', "Condors" had an idealistic German pilot participating in the Spanish Civil War, and told by a Spaniard in no uncertain terms that this is a test run for a later conflict. Another, "Johann's Tiger", features a tank commander desperately fleeing east in order that his tank crew, who whom he regards as innocents, can be captured by Americans and not Russians. Then [[RedemptionEqualsDeath he plans on getting himself killed to atone for his crimes.]] [[spoiler: He gets a CruelTwistEnding.]]
9th Dec '17 8:47:09 AM moloch
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* Creator/GarthEnnis' work features the occasional high-ranking Nazi pilot who's defending his homeland rather than actively murdering non-Aryans.
** His run on ''ComicBook/EnemyAce'' has the titular ace fight a losing war against the invading Soviets. One day, he's shot down over German-held territory but manages to eject, his parachute landing him in a big compound called Dachau... After he gets back to his squadron, he surrenders to ComicBook/SergeantRock.

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* Creator/GarthEnnis' work occasionally features the occasional high-ranking Nazi pilot who's defending his homeland rather than actively murdering non-Aryans.
protagonists, in varying shades of moral complexity.
** His run on ''ComicBook/EnemyAce'' has the titular ace ace, now older, back in the cockpit fight a losing war against the invading Soviets. One day, he's shot down over German-held territory but manages to eject, his parachute landing him in a big compound called Dachau... After he gets back to his squadron, he surrenders to ComicBook/SergeantRock.



** ''War Stories'' had an idealistic German pilot participating in the Spanish Civil War, and told by a Spaniard in no uncertain terms that this is a test run for a later conflict.
** ''{{ComicBook/Preacher}}'' had an escaped Nazi spy living in hiding in the DeepSouth, extolling the virtues of the Americandream. [[spoiler:In a subversion, he was an actual war criminal before coming over.]]

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** One of his ''War Stories'' Stories'', "Condors" had an idealistic German pilot participating in the Spanish Civil War, and told by a Spaniard in no uncertain terms that this is a test run for a later conflict.
conflict. Another, "Johann's Tiger", features a tank commander desperately fleeing east in order that his tank crew, who he regards as innocents, can be captured by Americans and not Russians. Then [[RedemptionEqualsDeath he plans on getting himself killed to atone for his crimes.]] [[spoiler: He gets a CruelTwistEnding.]]
** ''{{ComicBook/Preacher}}'' had an escaped Nazi spy living in hiding in the DeepSouth, extolling the virtues of the Americandream.American Dream. [[spoiler:In a subversion, he was an actual war criminal before coming over. But his desire for atonement is genuine.]]
26th Nov '17 5:09:21 PM Jhonny
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* In ''Film/{{Downfall}}'', the events are told from the point of view of the Germans during the last days of the Third Reich. Hitler's secretary Traudl Junge, SS medical officer Ernst-Gunther Schenk, and Peter, a young German boy inducted into the Hitler Youth to defend Berlin, are the three main protagonists, though Junge was not herself a member of the Nazi Party.

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* In ''Film/{{Downfall}}'', the events are told from the point of view of the Germans during the last days of the Third Reich. Hitler's secretary Traudl Junge, SS medical officer Ernst-Gunther Schenk, and Peter, a young German boy inducted into the Hitler Youth to defend Berlin, are the three main protagonists, though Junge was not herself a member of the Nazi Party. The movie shows an interview with the actual Junge (dead by the time of the movie's release) where she says that she found out Sophie Scholl, who was executed for her resistance to the Nazis was born the same year she was and - in her words - "Having been young is no excuse".
26th Nov '17 5:07:47 PM Jhonny
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* ''Film/TriumphOfTheWill'' stars UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler, Hermann Göring, Heinrich Himmler, Joseph Goebbels, and many other Nazis in what's considered to be the greatest [[PropagandaMachine propaganda film]] ever made.

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* ''Film/TriumphOfTheWill'' stars UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler, Hermann Göring, Heinrich Himmler, Joseph Goebbels, and many other Nazis in what's considered to be sometimes called the greatest [[PropagandaMachine propaganda film]] ever made.made - the Nazis certainly wanted you to think of that movie when you thought of them and it worked on a lot of people.
26th Nov '17 5:06:26 PM Jhonny
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* Sometimes a character will be a Nazi by the technical definition fo the term but turn around once he or she finds out what the Nazis are actually doing. This happened a few times in real life
26th Nov '17 5:04:49 PM Jhonny
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* PunchClockVillain: A Nazi who does army work fighting the allies rather than atrocities associated with the Holocaust. He may idolize the Nazi Party, but is not aware of the crimes of the Holocaust. Expect BrokenPedestal to come up once he finds out the truth. This type can easily obtain have audience sympathy, especially if he isn't aware of the mass deportations of minorities.

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* PunchClockVillain: A Nazi who does army work fighting the allies rather than atrocities associated with the Holocaust. He may idolize the Nazi Party, but is not aware of the crimes of the Holocaust. Expect BrokenPedestal to come up once he finds out the truth. This type can easily obtain have obtain audience sympathy, especially if he isn't aware of the mass deportations of minorities. However, expect more recent movies that try to pull the "totally unaware" shtick to be criticized by historians as pretty much every German knew ''something'' was happening to the Jews who "disappeared".
13th Oct '17 5:06:41 PM jormis29
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* In [[Creator/MichaelPowell Powell and Pressburger's]] 1941 propaganda film ''49th Parallel'' seven survivors from a U-boat sunk in Hudson's Bay attempt to escape Canada across the titular line of longitude to the safety of the then neutral United States. Their leader Lt. Hirth (Eric Portman) is a [[VillainProtagonist fanatical Nazi]] willing to do anything (including [[YouHaveFailedMe execute one of his own men]]) to achieve his goal.

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* In [[Creator/MichaelPowell Powell and Pressburger's]] 1941 propaganda film ''49th Parallel'' ''Film/FortyNinthParallel'' seven survivors from a U-boat sunk in Hudson's Bay attempt to escape Canada across the titular line of longitude to the safety of the then neutral United States. Their leader Lt. Hirth (Eric Portman) is a [[VillainProtagonist fanatical Nazi]] willing to do anything (including [[YouHaveFailedMe execute one of his own men]]) to achieve his goal.
20th Sep '17 8:44:26 AM Timjames98
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Although UsefulNotes/NaziGermany and individuals affiliated with the Nazi regime are [[VillainByDefault typically cast as villains]] (and for good reason), there are occasional works of fiction where a Nazi, or a person who is associated with the Nazi-era German government or military, is the protagonist, rather than an antagonist. On occasion, the character in question is ''not'' a {{villain protagonist}} -- mostly because they're a Nazi in name only, and react to their more objectionable orders by BotheringByTheBook or actively [[LaResistance fighting from the inside]].

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Although UsefulNotes/NaziGermany and individuals affiliated with the Nazi regime are [[VillainByDefault typically cast as villains]] (and ([[UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust and for good reason), reason]]), there are occasional works of fiction where a Nazi, or a person who is associated with the Nazi-era German government or military, is the protagonist, rather than an antagonist. On occasion, the character in question is ''not'' a {{villain protagonist}} -- mostly because they're a Nazi in name only, and react to their more objectionable orders by BotheringByTheBook or actively [[LaResistance fighting from the inside]].
11th Sep '17 4:50:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/CaballisticsInc'': Solomon Ravne is one of the main characters, and an ex-Nazi MadScientist. [[spoiler:[[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld He's even older than that]], though...]]
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