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5th Feb '17 2:35:36 PM PrincessGwen
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* PunchClockVillain: A Nazi who does army work fighting the allies rather then 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 then than atrocities associated with the holocaust.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.



* VillainProtagonist: This guy does all the worst atrocities associated with the Nazi Party and [[LackOfEmpathy feels no guilt]]. Unsurprisingly they receive all of the audiences hatred. Expect him to die a KarmicDeath at story's end.

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* VillainProtagonist: This guy does all the worst atrocities associated with the Nazi Party and [[LackOfEmpathy feels no guilt]]. Unsurprisingly Unsurprisingly, they receive all of the audiences audience's hatred. Expect him to die a KarmicDeath at the story's end.



** The episode "[[Recap/TheTwilightZoneS1E10JudgementNight Judgement Night]]" reveals in its Twist ending that the protagonist, Karl Lanser, was a German Uboat captain who torpedoed a civilian ship against the advice of his men. As [[IronicHell Hell's]] punishment, Lanser is forced to live through the moment as a amnesiac passenger, and then be killed himself by his own [[IHatePastMe past self]]. Oddly amnesiac Lanser is shown to be hurt by the passenger's deaths, perhaps due to the change in perspective showing them as people rather [[AMillionIsAStatistic then targets]].

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** The episode "[[Recap/TheTwilightZoneS1E10JudgementNight Judgement Night]]" reveals in its Twist twist ending that the protagonist, Karl Lanser, was a German Uboat captain who torpedoed a civilian ship against the advice of his men. As [[IronicHell Hell's]] punishment, Lanser is forced to live through the moment as a amnesiac passenger, and then be killed himself by his own [[IHatePastMe past self]]. Oddly amnesiac Lanser is shown to be hurt by the passenger's deaths, perhaps due to the change in perspective showing them as people rather [[AMillionIsAStatistic then targets]].
4th Feb '17 6:06:02 PM Monsund
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* NotWhatISignedOnFor: Someone who signed onto to the party for other reasons, often patriotism, and calls it quits once he finds out about the atrocities his superiors are doing. This is type most likely to get audience sympathy.

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* NotWhatISignedOnFor: TheMole: Someone who signed onto to the party for other reasons, often patriotism, and calls only to sabotage it quits once he finds out about the atrocities his superiors are doing. from within. This is type is most likely to get audience sympathy.
4th Feb '17 2:23:25 PM Monsund
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They are generally divided into types.

* NotWhatISignedOnFor: Someone who signed onto to the party for other reasons, often patriotism, and calls it quits once he finds out about the atrocities his superiors are doing. This is type most likely to get audience sympathy.
* PunchClockVillain: A Nazi who does army work fighting the allies rather then 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.
* DirtyCoward: A Nazi involved in or aware of the atrocities who feels what he is doing is wrong but is simply too afraid of what'll happen to him if he goes against orders. The DirtyCoward may receive a little bit of pity, but he is unlikely to get much audience sympathy.
* VillainProtagonist: This guy does all the worst atrocities associated with the Nazi Party and [[LackOfEmpathy feels no guilt]]. Unsurprisingly they receive all of the audiences hatred. Expect him to die a KarmicDeath at story's end.



* ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'': The episode "[[Recap/TheTwilightZoneS3E74DeathsHeadRevisited Death's Head Revisited]]" centered around a former concentration camp officer at Dachau who revisits the camp to relive his memories of the many atrocities he committed during the war. He eventually receives [[LaserGuidedKarma karmic justice]] from the souls of his victims.

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* ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'': ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'':
** The episode "[[Recap/TheTwilightZoneS1E10JudgementNight Judgement Night]]" reveals in its Twist ending that the protagonist, Karl Lanser, was a German Uboat captain who torpedoed a civilian ship against the advice of his men. As [[IronicHell Hell's]] punishment, Lanser is forced to live through the moment as a amnesiac passenger, and then be killed himself by his own [[IHatePastMe past self]]. Oddly amnesiac Lanser is shown to be hurt by the passenger's deaths, perhaps due to the change in perspective showing them as people rather [[AMillionIsAStatistic then targets]].
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The episode "[[Recap/TheTwilightZoneS3E74DeathsHeadRevisited Death's Head Revisited]]" centered around a former concentration camp officer at Dachau who revisits the camp to relive his memories of the many atrocities he committed during the war. He eventually receives [[LaserGuidedKarma karmic justice]] from the souls of his victims.
31st Jan '17 2:02:28 PM Emperor_Oshron
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* The first "out-of-body" segment of [[Creator/OsamuTezuka Tezuka's]] ''Manga/ApollosSong'' features the main character Shogo as a Nazi soldier (with another Nazi questioning why an apparent ethnic German has a Japanese name) doing guard duty on a train full of soon-to-be Holocaust victims. He ends up helping a woman escape from them and later kills and [[RedemptionEqualsDeath is killed]] by a bunch of other Nazis, then the main part of the real story begins.
24th Nov '16 12:36:00 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''IlsaSheWolfOfTheSS'' features a sadistic Nordic [[TheBaroness Baroness]] as one of the protagonists. At times, she's actually a sympathetic character.

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* ''IlsaSheWolfOfTheSS'' ''Film/IlsaSheWolfOfTheSS'' features a sadistic Nordic [[TheBaroness Baroness]] as one of the protagonists. At times, she's actually a sympathetic character.
24th Sep '16 9:08:33 AM HistoryGeekInTown
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* ''Literature/ThePearlandtheCarnelian'' features a downplayed example; Lady Lucy Fitzmartin is more of a "moderate Nazi sympathizer protagonist".
5th Sep '16 11:07:00 AM Chabal2
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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.
** ''ComicBook/ThorVikings'' has an AcePilot who resents that he's working for a madman, and that his plane has a swastika on it.
** ''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.]]
31st Aug '16 4:18:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* Harry Turtledove's ''WorldWar'' series depicted an invasion of Earth by space aliens in the middle of World War II. The series focused on the response by the five main human powers (the United States, Great Britain, the USSR, Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan) to this attack. Among the human protagonists were Jaeger, a Wehrmacht tank officer, and Otto Skorzeny. Yes, ''[[http://www.cracked.com/article_18931_6-supervillains-from-history-that-make-joker-look-subtle.html that]]'' [[http://www.cracked.com/article_18931_6-supervillains-from-history-that-make-joker-look-subtle.html Otto Skorzeny]].

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* Harry Turtledove's ''WorldWar'' ''Literature/WorldWar'' series depicted an invasion of Earth by space aliens in the middle of World War II. The series focused on the response by the five main human powers (the United States, Great Britain, the USSR, Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan) to this attack. Among the human protagonists were Jaeger, a Wehrmacht tank officer, and Otto Skorzeny. Yes, ''[[http://www.cracked.com/article_18931_6-supervillains-from-history-that-make-joker-look-subtle.html that]]'' [[http://www.cracked.com/article_18931_6-supervillains-from-history-that-make-joker-look-subtle.html Otto Skorzeny]].
29th Aug '16 11:10:15 AM Morgenthaler
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Although UsefulNotes/NaziGermany and individuals affiliated with the Nazi regime are 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 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]].
29th Aug '16 11:08:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''[[Literature/LegacyOfTheAldenata Watch on the Rhine]]'' and the sequels co-written by Creator/TomKratman features rejuvenated Waffen SS troops brought back from senescence to fight off the [[HordeOfAlienLocusts Posleen]] invasion of Germany, as much of the [[WeAreNotTheWehrmacht Bundeswehr]] off fighting on other worlds and what remains isn't up to the task. With a few rare exceptions, however, the revived SS troops have no particular love for Nazi ideology, and those exceptions for the most part wound up dead by the time of ''The Tuloriad''.

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* ''[[Literature/LegacyOfTheAldenata Watch on the Rhine]]'' and the sequels co-written by Creator/TomKratman features rejuvenated Waffen SS troops brought back from senescence to fight off the [[HordeOfAlienLocusts Posleen]] invasion of Germany, as much of the [[WeAreNotTheWehrmacht [[UsefulNotes/WeAreNotTheWehrmacht Bundeswehr]] off fighting on other worlds and what remains isn't up to the task. With a few rare exceptions, however, the revived SS troops have no particular love for Nazi ideology, and those exceptions for the most part wound up dead by the time of ''The Tuloriad''.
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