History YMMV / TheManInTheHighCastle

25th Mar '17 11:43:12 AM shawn_allen
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Kinda says something about the Nazi leaders when ''Hitler'' is considered the moderate one.
11th Mar '17 11:27:18 AM jeffreyloonychen
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* DracoInLeatherPants: Obergruppenfuhrer John Smith, due to being a SharpDressedMan played by Rufus Sewell and his sympathetic traits like his love for his family above everything else.

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* DracoInLeatherPants: Obergruppenfuhrer John Smith, due to being a SharpDressedMan played by Rufus Sewell and his sympathetic traits like his love for his family above everything else. Also the fact they he was a U.S. military officer before Axis victory and indications of him being a PunchClockVillain whose hand was forced by the Nazis winning the war also further helps.
11th Mar '17 11:24:49 AM jeffreyloonychen
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* DracoInLeatherPants: Obergruppenfuhrer John Smith, due to being a SharpDressedMan played by Rufus Sewell and his sympathetic traits like his love for his family above everything else.
10th Mar '17 5:30:14 PM BatmanKalEl
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* FlatCharacter: Juliana Crain's mother has been shown with such a virtually one-note personality all through 2 seasons, in comparison with about every other character, that she edges close to being TheScrappy of the series.
8th Feb '17 1:49:40 AM GhostLad
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* GeniusBonus: In "Revelations", it is shown that the secret "Baynes" tries to get over [[spoiler:are nuclear fusion formulas.]]

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* GeniusBonus: In "Revelations", it is shown that the secret "Baynes" tries to get over [[spoiler:are nuclear fusion fission formulas.]]
22nd Jan '17 10:12:11 AM Zeiss
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* FlatCharacter: Juliana Crain's mother has been shown with such a virtually one-note personality all through 2 seasons, in comparison with about every other character, that she edges close to being TheScrappy of the series.
19th Jan '17 7:31:15 AM Doug86
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* {{Narm}}: As Abendsen explains how he figured out how to stop the nuclear war to Julianna, his voice is overcome with emotion. Unfortunately, he ends up sounding like [[KingOfTheHill Bill Dauterive]].

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* {{Narm}}: As Abendsen explains how he figured out how to stop the nuclear war to Julianna, his voice is overcome with emotion. Unfortunately, he ends up sounding like [[KingOfTheHill [[WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill Bill Dauterive]].
11th Jan '17 12:37:59 AM BlackSwan81
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* EvilIsSexy: Obergruppenfuhrer John Smith. Maybe it's the fact that he's played by Rufus Sewell or that he's a SharpDressedMan, but he is just ''sexy''.



** Obergruppenfuhrer Jon Smith certainly cemented himself as one during the past two seasons. In the first season, he manages to deduce a murder plot on himself by the smallest of details. He surpasses himself in the second season, by uncovering a plot to usurp Hitler and by preventing a nuclear war between the Greater Nazi Reich and the Japanese Empire. He achieved the former by letting the imprisoned Heydrich think their faction won the power struggle. In his enthusiasm, Heydrich told Smith who was in charge of his faction, allowing Smith to take on further action. How he achieved the latter is especially impressive. [[spoiler: He got into the possession of a film roll showing an American A Bomb test from our own timeline and showed it to the Nazi top in Berlin, manipulating them into thinking the Japanese were in possession of such a weapon.]] This made the Nazis fear the Japanese just enough to stop the impending nuclear war they were planning. After that, he gave Himmler sufficient evidence about the plot to usurp Hitler, causing [[spoiler:Heusmann]] to be arrested. All of this made him a very prominent figure in the GNR.

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** Obergruppenfuhrer Jon John Smith certainly cemented himself as one during the past two seasons. In the first season, he manages to deduce a murder plot on himself by the smallest of details. He surpasses himself in the second season, by uncovering a plot to usurp Hitler and by preventing a nuclear war between the Greater Nazi Reich and the Japanese Empire. He achieved the former by letting the imprisoned Heydrich think their faction won the power struggle. In his enthusiasm, Heydrich told Smith who was in charge of his faction, allowing Smith to take on further action. How he achieved the latter is especially impressive. [[spoiler: He got into the possession of a film roll showing an American A Bomb test from our own timeline and showed it to the Nazi top in Berlin, manipulating them into thinking the Japanese were in possession of such a weapon.]] This made the Nazis fear the Japanese just enough to stop the impending nuclear war they were planning. After that, he gave Himmler sufficient evidence about the plot to usurp Hitler, causing [[spoiler:Heusmann]] to be arrested. All of this made him a very prominent figure in the GNR.
6th Jan '17 1:37:28 AM Dark_Lord_
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* MagnificentBastard: Since you have to be a little bit of a bastard to make it in the world shown in the series, this world has a fair share of these. In a bit of irony, some of these Magnificent Bastards are actually beneficial to the world as a whole, being against a nuclear war that would devastate the world.
** Adolf Hitler himself. While he doesn't appear onscreen that much, he does give off this impression. Many Nazi officials want a nuclear war with the Japanese Empire, yet do not go through with this, because Hitler is opposed to such an act. The fact that Hitler can keep them in check, while being sick for the past few decades is clearly something noteworthy. What cements him as magnificent, is that in his only onscreen appearance in season one, he manages to stay completely calm when being held at gunpoint and even succeeded in making his would-be assassin commit suicide, by talking him into it.
** Unfortunately, Hitler was one-upped by the more warlike [[spoiler:Martin Heusmann]]. He had several people working for him, including Reinhardt Heydrich, who were planning to usurp the Fuhrer and go to war with Japan. To that end, he posed himself as a rather unambitious man, so the Fuhrer would automatically choose him as his acting replacement. The reasoning behind this, is because an unambitious man would be less likely to betray Hitler. [[spoiler:Heusmann's]] plan succeeded, effectively making him the Fuhrer of the Greater Nazi Reich and almost succeeding starting a nuclear war.
** Obergruppenfuhrer Jon Smith certainly cemented himself as one during the past two seasons. In the first season, he manages to deduce a murder plot on himself by the smallest of details. He surpasses himself in the second season, by uncovering a plot to usurp Hitler and by preventing a nuclear war between the Greater Nazi Reich and the Japanese Empire. He achieved the former by letting the imprisoned Heydrich think their faction won the power struggle. In his enthusiasm, Heydrich told Smith who was in charge of his faction, allowing Smith to take on further action. How he achieved the latter is especially impressive. [[spoiler: He got into the possession of a film roll showing an American A Bomb test from our own timeline and showed it to the Nazi top in Berlin, manipulating them into thinking the Japanese were in possession of such a weapon.]] This made the Nazis fear the Japanese just enough to stop the impending nuclear war they were planning. After that, he gave Himmler sufficient evidence about the plot to usurp Hitler, causing [[spoiler:Heusmann]] to be arrested. All of this made him a very prominent figure in the GNR.
6th Jan '17 12:12:08 AM Terran117
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** In the TV show at one point Smith listens to ''Mack The Knife'' on a record player. Considering the song is from an unapologeticly Marxist stage musical, it's very unlikely that a loyal Nazi officer would pick that particular song to listen to. (Of course, perhaps in this world Ernst Rohm and Hitler never had a falling out, and the "socialist" aspect of National Socialism is still in force.)
* CultClassic: In the alternate history fandom.

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** In the TV show at one point Smith listens to ''Mack The Knife'' on a record player. Considering the song is from an unapologeticly Marxist stage musical, it's very unlikely that a loyal Nazi officer would pick that particular song to listen to. (Of course, perhaps in this world Ernst Rohm and Hitler never had a falling out, and the "socialist" aspect of National Socialism is still in force.force with the lack of a Night Of The Long Knives purge. If Bismarck was any lesson, left wing populist positions can easily be hijacked by nationalists and monarchists.)
* CultClassic: In the alternate history fandom. It's now reached mainstream appeal with the Live Action adaptation on Amazon TV.



* SpiritualSuccessor: To the revived ''[[Series/BattlestarGalactica2003 Battlestar Galactica]]'' series. Three actors from ''Galactica'' play Resistance members in ''High Castle''. And unexplained metaphysics along with the presence of seemingly omniscient advisors are important details in both series. Also, current politics and events and history in today's contemporary world are playing out in -- or are being read into -- the themes and plots in both series.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: To the revived ''[[Series/BattlestarGalactica2003 Battlestar Galactica]]'' series. Three actors from ''Galactica'' play Resistance members in ''High Castle''. And unexplained fantasy metaphysics along with the presence of seemingly omniscient advisors in the midst of science fiction are important details in both series. Also, current politics and events and history in today's contemporary world are playing out in -- or are being read into -- the themes and plots in both series.
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