"We will be doing one thing and one thing only... killing Nazis!"
How can you make a Roaring Rampage of Revenge
more exciting? Why, add some wacky Nazis
to it. As the name implies, this is a character who hunts down and kills Nazis
. Usually, this character has been brutilized by Nazis, possibly within the confines of a concentration camp, and seeks reveange against specific Nazis or members of the party in general. It's often a good way to make your Heroic Sociopath
shed as much blood as possible while still maintaining sympathy with the audience. Most people will not feel sorry for Nazi villains
, after all.
Sometimes these hunts are happening during World War II
but there seem to be more instances of Nazis getting hunted down after the war. This holds a lot of Truth in Television
since Nazi officials often escaped capture
and Allied spies were sent out to find them.
An occaisional feature of Nazisploitation
- There was an indie comic called Manimal (no, not that one) about a Super Hero who tracks down and slays the Nazis responsible for turning him into a freak. This comic was reviewed by The Cinema Snob and Linkara.
- Captain America went after several Nazis during World War II, the obvious example being the Red Skull who he still has to deal with to this day. In fact, Cap was created in order to galvanize America to war with Nazi Germany.
- In the 80's, Magneto joined the ranks of several Marvel villains in the Acts of Vengeance Cross Over simply so that he could get close to the Red Skull and bury him alive. Magneto was a Holocaust survivor so there was no love lost between him and the Skull.
- The Sin City short story Rats features an elderly Nazi war criminal, apparently living in secret in America. A mysterious Nazi Hunter soon kicks in the door and kills him by shoving him in the oven. It is speculated that the Nazi Hunter in this story is a young Mob Boss Wallenquist, a German mafia leader.
- After the second World War, Hell Boy tracked down Nazis who were hiding and killed them. This included Adolf Hitler himself. More often than not, these Nazis were supernatural beings in one way or another. Some of them are alive to this day and plague him every now and then. He voices his hatred of Nazis every time he sees them.
- A back-up story in an issue of Savage Dragon involved the Super Patriot tracking down a cult of ninja cyborg Nazis. Since he was a WWII vet, he took great pleasure in blowing them apart.