History UsefulNotes / AdolfHitler

21st Oct '16 8:18:11 PM Willbyr
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There can be no doubt that Hitler loved Germany -- or at least, [[SelectiveObliviousness the Germany of his imagination]]. The tribal Germany that smashed the Roman Empire and superseded it, the Germany of pagan myth -- strong, respected, and grandiose. He commissioned great public works in Berlin seeking to dwarf the capital cities of other nations. Hitler's dream Germany was pure and unsullied, strong in body and mind, without [[AcceptableTargets Jews or blacks or homosexuals or gypsies or Poles or communists or disabled people or "asocials" or "loose" women or jazz or]]... well, you get the idea. Adolf was obsessed with notions of purity. Racial purity, political purity, even religious purity. Everything and everyone that was less than perfect by Hitler's standards, simply had to go. [[TheHero And he saw himself as a hero]], [[MessianicArchetype a savior]], [[AGodAmI perhaps even something like a god]]. When he finally realized he had lost the war -- about a year ''after'' everyone else in the world realized it -- he wanted to go out in a blaze of glory, and take all of Germany with him. At the end of the war, Hitler [[BetterToDieThanBeKilled killed himself]] just as his greatest enemies, the Soviets, were advancing to within a stone's throw of his bunker. The whole thing must have seemed to him like RichardWagner's ''[[Theatre/TheRingOfTheNibelung Götterdämmerung]]'' come to life. To the rest of the world, it seemed like an apocalyptic effort to take down a sort of Lucifer-esque figure -- a madman who believed himself superior to everyone and everything.

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There can be no doubt that Hitler loved Germany -- or at least, [[SelectiveObliviousness the Germany of his imagination]]. The tribal Germany that smashed the Roman Empire and superseded it, the Germany of pagan myth -- strong, respected, and grandiose. He commissioned great public works in Berlin seeking to dwarf the capital cities of other nations. Hitler's dream Germany was pure and unsullied, strong in body and mind, without [[AcceptableTargets Jews or blacks or homosexuals or gypsies or Poles or communists or disabled people or "asocials" or "loose" women or jazz or]]... well, you get the idea. Adolf was obsessed with notions of purity. Racial purity, political purity, even religious purity. Everything and everyone that was less than perfect by Hitler's standards, simply had to go. [[TheHero And he saw himself as a hero]], [[MessianicArchetype a savior]], [[AGodAmI perhaps even something like a god]]. When he finally realized he had lost the war -- about a year ''after'' everyone else in the world realized it -- he wanted to go out in a blaze of glory, and take all of Germany with him. At the end of the war, Hitler [[BetterToDieThanBeKilled killed himself]] just as his greatest enemies, the Soviets, were advancing to within a stone's throw of his bunker. The whole thing must have seemed to him like RichardWagner's Creator/RichardWagner's ''[[Theatre/TheRingOfTheNibelung Götterdämmerung]]'' come to life. To the rest of the world, it seemed like an apocalyptic effort to take down a sort of Lucifer-esque figure -- a madman who believed himself superior to everyone and everything.



Compare/contrast to JosefStalin. See UsefulNotes/BenitoMussolini for his less famous and considerably more incompetent Italian counterpart, and UsefulNotes/HidekiTojo for his Japanese ally and partial counterpart.

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Compare/contrast to JosefStalin.UsefulNotes/JosefStalin. See UsefulNotes/BenitoMussolini for his less famous and considerably more incompetent Italian counterpart, and UsefulNotes/HidekiTojo for his Japanese ally and partial counterpart.


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17th Oct '16 3:58:40 PM nombretomado
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** In TL-191, where Germany won WW1, he makes a brief appearance as Guderian's staff sergeant, with the implication that he would stayed an unremarkable antisemitic NCO without the public anger at the loss of the war. Unfortunately, his {{Expy}} Jake Featherston is there to start the war as leader of the Confederate States of America.

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** In TL-191, where Germany won WW1, UsefulNotes/WW1, he makes a brief appearance as Guderian's staff sergeant, with the implication that he would stayed an unremarkable antisemitic NCO without the public anger at the loss of the war. Unfortunately, his {{Expy}} Jake Featherston is there to start the war as leader of the Confederate States of America.



* In the short story "Southern Strategy" by Michael F. Flynn, in which Germany won WW1, Hitler has become a major political leader in Germany, and has gained massive support for his cause through his speaking skills and charismatic personality. His cause is the furthering of animal rights and the banning of tobacco.

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* In the short story "Southern Strategy" by Michael F. Flynn, in which Germany won WW1, UsefulNotes/WW1, Hitler has become a major political leader in Germany, and has gained massive support for his cause through his speaking skills and charismatic personality. His cause is the furthering of animal rights and the banning of tobacco.
28th Sep '16 9:05:20 AM SeptimusHeap
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* In the bad movie ''Film/TheySavedHitlersBrain'' Hitler's followers try to find a new body for the preserved brain (in the original film actually Hitler's ''head'') into a new body. Parodied and copied often enough (as in ''IrregularWebcomic'') to have turned into a sub-trope in itself.

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* In the bad movie ''Film/TheySavedHitlersBrain'' Hitler's followers try to find a new body for the preserved brain (in the original film actually Hitler's ''head'') into a new body. Parodied and copied often enough (as in ''IrregularWebcomic'') ''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic'') to have turned into a sub-trope in itself.
28th Sep '16 8:59:20 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthParkBiggerLongerAndUncut'': Hitler is seen as one of the damned souls that Kenny passes on his way to Hell.
23rd Sep '16 5:29:32 PM nombretomado
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With his mother dead and himself rejected from art school twice ([[FelonyMisdemeanor which he blamed on Jews and modern art]]), he avidly took up arms in WorldWarI and fought on the front lines, but joined the Imperial German army instead of the Austrian one, since he didn't want to fight side by side with Slavs. He was decorated with an Iron Cross for bravery, wounded, returned to the front lines, [[TheGogglesDoNothing blinded by a gas attack]], and returned to the front again. His war experiences would remain with him his entire life.

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With his mother dead and himself rejected from art school twice ([[FelonyMisdemeanor which he blamed on Jews and modern art]]), he avidly took up arms in WorldWarI UsefulNotes/WorldWarI and fought on the front lines, but joined the Imperial German army instead of the Austrian one, since he didn't want to fight side by side with Slavs. He was decorated with an Iron Cross for bravery, wounded, returned to the front lines, [[TheGogglesDoNothing blinded by a gas attack]], and returned to the front again. His war experiences would remain with him his entire life.



* Appears in Herman Wouk's [[TheWindsOfWarAndWarAndRemembrance ''The Winds of War'' and ''War and Remembrance'']] epic. He is shown giving speeches, and Victor Henry meets him at least once.

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* Appears in Herman Wouk's [[TheWindsOfWarAndWarAndRemembrance [[Literature/TheWindsOfWarAndWarAndRemembrance ''The Winds of War'' and ''War and Remembrance'']] epic. He is shown giving speeches, and Victor Henry meets him at least once.
1st Aug '16 3:40:34 PM nombretomado
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** In TheDCU, Hitler supposedly got hold of the Spear of Destiny (the lance that pierced Christ on the cross), which gave him power over any superhuman who set foot in the Nazi sphere of influence; this was used as an in-universe explanation for why the ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica didn't simply march into Berlin and have the Spectre turn him into a bug and step on him. Granted, they -tried-, but one foot onto Axis territory and the heroes become just regular joes.

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** In TheDCU, Franchise/TheDCU, Hitler supposedly got hold of the Spear of Destiny (the lance that pierced Christ on the cross), which gave him power over any superhuman who set foot in the Nazi sphere of influence; this was used as an in-universe explanation for why the ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica didn't simply march into Berlin and have the Spectre turn him into a bug and step on him. Granted, they -tried-, but one foot onto Axis territory and the heroes become just regular joes.
31st Jul '16 8:25:31 AM nombretomado
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** They cloned Hitler in the DCComics as well. Early issues of ''Outsiders''. Only thing is, they got a really young version, one who still had his morals. Once he figured out what the heck happened, he killed himself.

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** They cloned Hitler in the DCComics Creator/DCComics as well. Early issues of ''Outsiders''. Only thing is, they got a really young version, one who still had his morals. Once he figured out what the heck happened, he killed himself.
25th Jun '16 11:08:33 AM nombretomado
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** ''AHDotComTheSeries'', in the episode "Dinos and Nazis and Deroes, Oh My", had a surviving Third Reich in the centre of the HollowEarth, led by an aged Hitler plugged into a cyborg throne. He gets killed at the end by an exploding robot herald reprogrammed by Landshark.

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** ''AHDotComTheSeries'', ''Script/AHDotComTheSeries'', in the episode "Dinos and Nazis and Deroes, Oh My", had a surviving Third Reich in the centre of the HollowEarth, led by an aged Hitler plugged into a cyborg throne. He gets killed at the end by an exploding robot herald reprogrammed by Landshark.
12th May '16 10:41:09 AM Willbyr
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* ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII'' posits that Hitler was [[spoiler: one of TheKnightsTemplar, and conspired with FDR, Stalin and Churchill to start World War II to establish a New World Order to TakeOverTheWorld for the Templars.]] And it would have worked, too, if it weren't for those meddling Assassins! [[spoiler:Hitler killed a body double inside the Führerbunker, only to be ambushed and killed by an Assassin who'd been waiting outside for him to make his escape attempt.]]

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* ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII'' posits that Hitler was [[spoiler: one of TheKnightsTemplar, UsefulNotes/TheKnightsTemplar, and conspired with FDR, Stalin and Churchill to start World War II to establish a New World Order to TakeOverTheWorld for the Templars.]] And it would have worked, too, if it weren't for those meddling Assassins! [[spoiler:Hitler killed a body double inside the Führerbunker, only to be ambushed and killed by an Assassin who'd been waiting outside for him to make his escape attempt.]]
18th Apr '16 4:44:57 AM SeptimusHeap
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* [[InvasionOfTheNeptuneMen "They took out the Hitler building!]] [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 Where's everyone going to go to see Hitler memorabilia?"]]

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* [[InvasionOfTheNeptuneMen "They ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'': In [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S08E19InvasionOfTheNeptuneMen the episode]] featuring the Japanese superhero movie ''Film/InvasionOfTheNeptuneMen'', Mike and the bots comment on the film's notorious use of World War II stock footage when the aliens blow up a building with a picture of Hitler on it.
-->"They
took out the Hitler building!]] [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 building! Where's everyone going to go to see Hitler memorabilia?"]]memorabilia?"
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