Hitler was a bad, bad person. His rise was also facillitated by a lot of other bad, bad people, notably the Nazis. It must be admitted, as well, that he stands as a stunning example of the dangers of moral bystanding in the face of evil. It is with good reason that he is often identified as a touchstone of human evil.
For this reason, using Hitler in a work is an easy and straightforward way to buy some evil cachet. Hitler + X is a pretty simple formula, too, for fantasy works, resulting in such tropes as Stupid Jetpack Hitler
. Hitler's name and the word Nazi is also a simple approach to pejorative. This can lead to Hitler Ate Sugar
, and is the pathway to Godwin's Law
and all its correlaries and variants. Visually, this trope is accomplished by Putting on the Reich
. The dire reputation of Hitler and his Nazis also makes them tempting targets for lampoon, mockery
, and shock humor
With all the above in mind, this makes Hitler and Nazis a ripe target for naming tropes after Hitler or Nazis
. There are good reasons to reference Hitler or Nazis in trope names. One such reason would be that the trope actually relates centrally to Hitler, Nazis, or a phenomenon associated with them. Bad reasons include... well, most reasons that are not that.