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16th Nov '16 10:44:20 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* Creator/MichiyoAkaishi's ''Manga/HonooNoAlpenRose'', which takes place right before WorldWarTwo breaks out and takes place in places like Switzerland, Austria and France ''averts'' this trope, as Jeudi sees swastikas several times when she's in Austria [[spoiler: as she searches for Leonhart]]. In fact, one of these turns out to ''vital'' to the plot: Jeudi panics when she sees a "black cross" and runs down a flight of stairs [[spoiler: which triggers one of her lost childhood memories, one that has her father (a member of [[LaResistance an anti-Nazi Austria group]]) pulling her away as they try to leave the country, which will lead to their separation.]]

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* Creator/MichiyoAkaishi's ''Manga/HonooNoAlpenRose'', which takes place right before WorldWarTwo breaks out happens in pre-WorldWarTwo Switzerland and takes place in places like Switzerland, Austria and France Austria, ''averts'' this trope, as trope since {{Amnesiac Hero}}ine Jeudi sees swastikas several times when she's in Austria [[spoiler: as while she searches for her soon-to-be ally Leonhart]]. In fact, one of these turns out to ''vital'' to the plot: Jeudi panics when she sees a "black cross" and runs down a flight of stairs [[spoiler: which triggers one of her lost childhood memories, one that has her father (a member of [[LaResistance an anti-Nazi Austria group]]) pulling her away as they try to leave the country, which will lead to their separation.]]
16th Nov '16 10:42:46 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* Creator/MichiyoAkaishi's ''Manga/HonooNoAlpenRose'', which takes place right before WorldWarTwo breaks out and takes place in places like Switzerland, Austria and France ''averts'' this trope, as Jeudi sees swastikas several times when she's in Austria [[spoiler: as she searches for Leonhart]]. In fact, one of these turns out to ''vital'' to the plot: Jeudi panics when she sees a "black cross" and runs down a flight of stairs [[spoiler: which triggers one of her lost childhood memories, one that has her father (a member of [[LaResistance an anti-Nazi Austria group]]) pulling her away as they try to leave the country, which will lead to their separation.]]
5th Nov '16 10:04:47 PM nombretomado
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** An episode of ''IronManArmoredAdventures'' featured ComicBook/{{Magneto}} as a villain, and despite recapping his origins, neglected to mention that he was a Holocaust survivor. Instead, his hatred of humans was chalked up to tortures he endured while being experimented on by Weapon X.

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** An episode of ''IronManArmoredAdventures'' ''WesternAnimation/IronManArmoredAdventures'' featured ComicBook/{{Magneto}} as a villain, and despite recapping his origins, neglected to mention that he was a Holocaust survivor. Instead, his hatred of humans was chalked up to tortures he endured while being experimented on by Weapon X.
30th Oct '16 10:04:07 AM comicwriter
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* The writers of ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' decided to create an alternate timeline with HYDRA as an enemy of the Allies during WWII, assisted by villains traditionally associated with Nazis. WordOfGod stated that this was the result of an ultimatum from Standards and Practices: they could have swastikas or [[FamilyFriendlyFirearms realistic weapons]] and they chose the latter. The head writer also tried to justify the change [[http://www.medinnus.com/AEMH/yost_01.html here]] by saying HYDRA served as merely a branch of the Nazis. In the episode "Meet Captain America", the Red Skull's SS uniform suggests the Nazis existed in this universe, but the opening newsreel only shows HYDRA taking over Europe. (As a result, viewers who have not read these WordOfGod statements tend to assume this series disregarded the existence of Nazis altogether. It doesn't help that the map depicting HYDRA's conquest of Europe shows them [[UnfortunateImplications steam-rolling out of Russia to conquer all of Europe, Germany included.]]) Unfortunately, the fact that HYDRA is still pretty powerful in the present suggests the Allies failed to eliminate the threat of another Axis takeover.

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* The writers of ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' decided to create an alternate timeline with HYDRA Comicbook/{{HYDRA}} as an enemy of the Allies during WWII, assisted by villains traditionally associated with Nazis. WordOfGod stated that this was the result of an ultimatum from Standards and Practices: they could have swastikas or [[FamilyFriendlyFirearms realistic weapons]] and they chose the latter. The head writer also tried to justify the change [[http://www.medinnus.com/AEMH/yost_01.html here]] by saying HYDRA served as merely a branch of the Nazis. In the episode "Meet Captain America", the Red Skull's SS uniform suggests the Nazis existed in this universe, but the opening newsreel only shows HYDRA taking over Europe. (As a result, viewers who have not read these WordOfGod statements tend to assume this series disregarded the existence of Nazis altogether. It doesn't help that the map depicting HYDRA's conquest of Europe shows them [[UnfortunateImplications steam-rolling out of Russia to conquer all of Europe, Germany included.]]) Unfortunately, the fact that HYDRA is still pretty powerful in the present suggests the Allies failed to eliminate the threat of another Axis takeover.takeover.
* ''WesternAnimation/AvengersAssemble'' does the same thing. Any episodes dealing with World War 2 have HYDRA as the bad guys, and neither the Red Skull nor Baron Zemo are ever referred to as Nazis.
14th Oct '16 3:45:35 PM nombretomado
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* When ExtraCredits began their series on the battle of Kursk, they released a video called [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSjFUOA2oZM On Nazi Symbolism]] explaining that they omitted Swastikas deliberately so that the video could be watched in Germany without treading on legal toes.

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* When ExtraCredits ''WebAnimation/ExtraCredits'' began their series on the battle of Kursk, they released a video called [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSjFUOA2oZM On Nazi Symbolism]] explaining that they omitted Swastikas deliberately so that the video could be watched in Germany without treading on legal toes.
2nd Sep '16 1:58:36 PM Morgenthaler
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Many a UsefulNotes/WorldWarII-based game will not use a swastika to symbolise [[UsefulNotes/NaziGermany the Nazis]], instead using the Iron Cross (still a symbol of today's German Army, ''Bundeswehr'', albeit a modified version), the red-white-black tricolor of the 1871-1918 [[ImperialGermany German Empire]] (which was briefly reused by the Nazi regime alongside the swastika flag from 1933 to 1935), or alternatively the Balkenkreuz (pictured at right).

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Many a UsefulNotes/WorldWarII-based game will not use a swastika to symbolise [[UsefulNotes/NaziGermany the Nazis]], instead using the Iron Cross (still a symbol of today's German Army, ''Bundeswehr'', albeit a modified version), the red-white-black tricolor of the 1871-1918 [[ImperialGermany [[UsefulNotes/ImperialGermany German Empire]] (which was briefly reused by the Nazi regime alongside the swastika flag from 1933 to 1935), or alternatively the Balkenkreuz (pictured at right).
26th Aug '16 3:35:42 AM mirisu92
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** Well, considering that his name sounds very Jewish
6th Aug '16 3:06:20 PM nombretomado
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* This trope is how Earth-X (an alternate timeline of the DCUniverse where WorldWarTwo was still going on in the present day, and the Nazis had conquered almost everyone except the USA) got its name: the original creators wanted to call it Earth-Swastika (only using the symbol rather than the word). Julius Schwartz, the editor, rubbed out the arms of the swastika to make it an X, and [[WordOfGod stated that there would never be an Earth-Swastika at DC as long as he had anything to say about it]].

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* This trope is how Earth-X (an alternate timeline of the DCUniverse Franchise/DCUniverse where WorldWarTwo was still going on in the present day, and the Nazis had conquered almost everyone except the USA) got its name: the original creators wanted to call it Earth-Swastika (only using the symbol rather than the word). Julius Schwartz, the editor, rubbed out the arms of the swastika to make it an X, and [[WordOfGod stated that there would never be an Earth-Swastika at DC as long as he had anything to say about it]].
18th Jul '16 8:23:04 AM RWG
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*** Thankfully, every other version [[AvertedTrope averts]] this hard.
21st Jun '16 5:33:00 PM Ulkomaalainen
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* When ''Film/SinCity'' was released in France and other parts of Europe, scenes were edited to remove any trace of Miho's specialized shuriken because it resembled a swastika. In East Asia, swastikas are more associated with Buddhism, fitting the character. Apparently, European censors were unaware of this.

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* When ''Film/SinCity'' was released in France and other parts of Europe, scenes were edited to remove any trace of Miho's specialized shuriken because it resembled a swastika. In East Asia, swastikas are more associated with Buddhism, fitting the character. Apparently, European censors were unaware of this.
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