History YMMV / TheManInTheHighCastle

21st Jun '17 3:14:13 PM CynicalBastardo
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** Julianna gets comparisons with Skylar from ''Series/BreakingBad'', being accused of idiotic, aggravating behaviour and making stupid choices, helping the Nazi's & Japanese, while continually betraying everyone who trusts her, and contradictory words & actions.

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** Julianna gets comparisons with Skylar from ''Series/BreakingBad'', being accused of idiotic, aggravating behaviour and making stupid choices, helping the Nazi's Nazis & Japanese, while continually betraying everyone who trusts her, and contradictory words & actions.
20th Jun '17 2:34:55 PM Morgenthaler
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* CompleteMonster: In the live-action adaptation of Creator/PhilipKDick's AlternateHistory [[Literature/TheManInTheHighCastle novel]], Oberstgruppenfuehrer [[HistoricalDomainCharacter Reinhard Heydrich]] is the second-in-command of the SS, the [[StateSec paramilitary organ]] in charge of enforcing UsefulNotes/NaziGermany's racial ideology. He organized the [[UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust total genocide of the Jews within Europe and Nazi-occupied America]] and participated in the enslavement of the entire African continent, boasting of having [[HuntingTheMostDangerousGame personally hunted down]] "tribal subhumanoids." Heydrich's faction is opposed to UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler's policy of détente with the Empire of Japan, wanting to exterminate the Japanese so the Nazis can [[TakeOverTheWorld have the entire world for themselves]]. He arranges a public assassination of the visiting Japanese Crown Prince in an attempt to provoke the Empire into declaring war. When [[TheAtoner remorseful]] Nazi spy Rudolph Wegener passes on nuclear technology to his Japanese contacts to preserve peace, Heydrich flies to New York City to retrieve Wegener. He makes it clear that the only reason he hasn't already had Wegener tortured to death for high treason is because he needs him for his access to the Fuehrer, threatening to [[IWillPunishYourFriendForYourFailure have Wegener's family murdered if he doesn't comply]]. Heydrich wants to assassinate Hitler so he can [[TheStarscream take over the Reich]] and destroy the Japanese Home Islands with [[NukeEm nuclear missiles]], mocking loyalty as a weakness that greater men lack. When Obergruppenfuehrer John Smith discovers Heydrich's scheme, he invites Smith to a hunting party so he can [[HuntingAccident have him quietly killed]]. [[TheDreaded Feared even by his fellow Nazis]] as the Reich's foremost hatchet man and expert in mass murder, Heydrich enjoys every part of what he does and is known as [[RedBaron "The Man with the Iron Heart"]], a title he admits to wearing with pride.

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* CompleteMonster: In the live-action adaptation of Creator/PhilipKDick's AlternateHistory [[Literature/TheManInTheHighCastle novel]], Oberstgruppenfuehrer [[HistoricalDomainCharacter Reinhard Heydrich]] UsefulNotes/ReinhardHeydrich is the second-in-command of the SS, the [[StateSec paramilitary organ]] in charge of enforcing UsefulNotes/NaziGermany's racial ideology. He organized the [[UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust total genocide of the Jews within Europe and Nazi-occupied America]] and participated in the enslavement of the entire African continent, boasting of having [[HuntingTheMostDangerousGame personally hunted down]] "tribal subhumanoids." Heydrich's faction is opposed to UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler's policy of détente with the Empire of Japan, wanting to exterminate the Japanese so the Nazis can [[TakeOverTheWorld have the entire world for themselves]]. He arranges a public assassination of the visiting Japanese Crown Prince in an attempt to provoke the Empire into declaring war. When [[TheAtoner remorseful]] Nazi spy Rudolph Wegener passes on nuclear technology to his Japanese contacts to preserve peace, Heydrich flies to New York City to retrieve Wegener. He makes it clear that the only reason he hasn't already had Wegener tortured to death for high treason is because he needs him for his access to the Fuehrer, threatening to [[IWillPunishYourFriendForYourFailure have Wegener's family murdered if he doesn't comply]]. Heydrich wants to assassinate Hitler so he can [[TheStarscream take over the Reich]] and destroy the Japanese Home Islands with [[NukeEm nuclear missiles]], mocking loyalty as a weakness that greater men lack. When Obergruppenfuehrer John Smith discovers Heydrich's scheme, he invites Smith to a hunting party so he can [[HuntingAccident have him quietly killed]]. [[TheDreaded Feared even by his fellow Nazis]] as the Reich's foremost hatchet man and expert in mass murder, Heydrich enjoys every part of what he does and is known as [[RedBaron "The Man with the Iron Heart"]], a title he admits to wearing with pride.
18th Jun '17 12:00:02 PM jeffreyloonychen
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** Jim [=McCarthy=], Ed's grandfather. He appears in only two scenes (one of which consists entirely of him screaming insults at Frank over the phone), but manages to make a deeper impact than some of the main cast.

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** Jim [=McCarthy=], Ed's grandfather. He appears in only two scenes (one of which consists entirely of him screaming shooting insults at Frank over the phone), but manages to make a deeper impact than some of the main cast.
16th Jun '17 5:09:45 AM Ilmari
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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 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.)

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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 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.to..)
24th May '17 4:58:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* CompleteMonster: In the live-action adaptation of Creator/PhilipKDick's AlternateHistory [[Literature/TheManInTheHighCastle novel]], Oberstgruppenfuehrer [[HistoricalDomainCharacter Reinhard Heydrich]] is the second-in-command of the SS, the [[StateSec paramilitary organ]] in charge of enforcing UsefulNotes/NaziGermany's racial ideology. He organized the [[UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust total genocide of the Jews within Europe and Nazi-occupied America]] and participated in the enslavement of the entire African continent, boasting of having personally hunted down "tribal subhumanoids." Heydrich's faction is opposed to UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler's policy of détente with the Empire of Japan, wanting to exterminate the Japanese so the Nazis can [[TakeOverTheWorld have the entire world for themselves]]. He arranges a public assassination of the visiting Japanese Crown Prince in an attempt to provoke the Empire into declaring war. When [[TheAtoner remorseful]] Nazi spy Rudolph Wegener passes on nuclear technology to his Japanese contacts to preserve peace, Heydrich flies to New York City to retrieve Wegener. He makes it clear that the only reason he hasn't already had Wegener tortured to death for high treason is because he needs him for his access to the Fuehrer, threatening to [[IWillPunishYourFriendForYourFailure have Wegener's family murdered if he doesn't comply]]. Heydrich wants to assassinate Hitler so he can [[TheStarscream take over the Reich]] and destroy the Japanese Home Islands with [[NukeEm nuclear missiles]], mocking loyalty as a weakness that greater men lack. When Obergruppenfuehrer John Smith discovers Heydrich's scheme, he invites Smith to a hunting party so he can [[HuntingAccident have him quietly killed]]. [[TheDreaded Feared even by his fellow Nazis]] as the Reich's foremost hatchet man and expert in mass murder, Heydrich enjoys every part of what he does and is known as [[RedBaron "The Man with the Iron Heart"]], a title he admits to wearing with pride.

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* CompleteMonster: In the live-action adaptation of Creator/PhilipKDick's AlternateHistory [[Literature/TheManInTheHighCastle novel]], Oberstgruppenfuehrer [[HistoricalDomainCharacter Reinhard Heydrich]] is the second-in-command of the SS, the [[StateSec paramilitary organ]] in charge of enforcing UsefulNotes/NaziGermany's racial ideology. He organized the [[UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust total genocide of the Jews within Europe and Nazi-occupied America]] and participated in the enslavement of the entire African continent, boasting of having [[HuntingTheMostDangerousGame personally hunted down down]] "tribal subhumanoids." Heydrich's faction is opposed to UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler's policy of détente with the Empire of Japan, wanting to exterminate the Japanese so the Nazis can [[TakeOverTheWorld have the entire world for themselves]]. He arranges a public assassination of the visiting Japanese Crown Prince in an attempt to provoke the Empire into declaring war. When [[TheAtoner remorseful]] Nazi spy Rudolph Wegener passes on nuclear technology to his Japanese contacts to preserve peace, Heydrich flies to New York City to retrieve Wegener. He makes it clear that the only reason he hasn't already had Wegener tortured to death for high treason is because he needs him for his access to the Fuehrer, threatening to [[IWillPunishYourFriendForYourFailure have Wegener's family murdered if he doesn't comply]]. Heydrich wants to assassinate Hitler so he can [[TheStarscream take over the Reich]] and destroy the Japanese Home Islands with [[NukeEm nuclear missiles]], mocking loyalty as a weakness that greater men lack. When Obergruppenfuehrer John Smith discovers Heydrich's scheme, he invites Smith to a hunting party so he can [[HuntingAccident have him quietly killed]]. [[TheDreaded Feared even by his fellow Nazis]] as the Reich's foremost hatchet man and expert in mass murder, Heydrich enjoys every part of what he does and is known as [[RedBaron "The Man with the Iron Heart"]], a title he admits to wearing with pride.
24th May '17 4:55:03 AM Morgenthaler
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** Julianna gets comparisons with Skylar from Breaking Bad, being accused of idiotic, aggravating behaviour and making stupid choices, helping the Nazi's & Japanese, while continually betraying everyone who trusts her, and contradictory words & actions.

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** Julianna gets comparisons with Skylar from Breaking Bad, ''Series/BreakingBad'', being accused of idiotic, aggravating behaviour and making stupid choices, helping the Nazi's & Japanese, while continually betraying everyone who trusts her, and contradictory words & actions.
5th May '17 11:16:04 AM mack
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* BrokenBase: Both Julianna & Frank, the main protagonists of the story suffer this, especially once season 2 rolls around.
** Frank's personal resistance storyline in season two, where he turns into a whiny jerkass to Ed & Childan for no apparent reason, while also immediately cheating on Julianna with the Japanese resistance woman soured him for a lot of people, leading to his 'winning' polls for the least popular character in the show. In a show with multiple genocidal murdering fascists in the main cast.
** Julianna gets comparisons with Skylar from Breaking Bad, being accused of idiotic, aggravating behaviour and making stupid choices, helping the Nazi's & Japanese, while continually betraying everyone who trusts her, and contradictory words & actions.
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.
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