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Characters: Rammstein
Here we're going to list tropes which are exclusive to the band members. For general tropes about the band, go to the Main page.

The band members in general

Till Lindemann - vocals

The Face of the Band. He was born in East Germany in 1963. He participated in Germany's swim team for the Moscow olympics of 1980, but was sacked. His musical career started with First Arsch, a Punk Rock band where he met his later bandmates Richard Kruspe and Paul Landers before Rammstein. He's also a poet and is the father of four children.



Richard Z. Kruspe - guitars

"You simply know that there is a certain role for you to play in life. You receive certain signs and then take on that role. That's normal."

The band's main guitar player. Born as Richard Zven Kruspe in 1967. He was living with his future bandmates Oliver Riedel and Christoph Schneider, and left his first band, "Orgasm Death Gimmicks", when in the mid-nineties he co-founded Rammstein with both of them, Till Lindemann and Paul Landers.


  • Badass Longcoat: It's his signature clothing item. He wears a new Badass Longcoat in almost every tour. And two different ones in Emigrate videos "My World" and "New York City".
  • A Day in the Limelight: His side project Emigrate.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: First Arsch, a band he shared with Till and Paul before Rammstein. Emigrate, his side project, was fairly successful in its own right, but it has a fanbase pretty much limited to the already established Richard fanbase.

Paul Landers - guitars


  • Attractive Bent-Gender: Perhaps surprisingly.
  • The Big Guy: Even he, the shortest member of the band, is around 5'9".
  • Cowboy: His character in "Pussy".
  • Do Not Call Me Paul: His full name is Heiko Paul Hiersche. He first decided to go by his middle name and then took his first wife's (now divorced) last name.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: Feeling B, the band he shared with Flake and Schneider before Rammstein. They were a moderately successful punk rock band in East Germany, but got nowhere near the international acclaim Rammstein did. And also First Arsch, where he played with Till and Richard.

Oliver "Ollie" Riedel - bass



Christoph "Doom" Schneider - drums



Christian "Flake" Lorenz - keyboards


  • Butt Monkey / The Chew Toy: He was blown up in "Ich Will", jumped off a building in "Benzin", played a hermaphrodite in "Pussy" (hardly the most flattering role) and was left standing and unable to return to his wheelchair at the end of "Keine Lust". And in live performances, he has been faux-sodomised, cooked, hit around the head, and God knows what else. Ironically, this is exactly why Flake is a fan favorite. Not in the schadenfreudeic sense, of course.
  • Cool Shades: Often wears them during live performances.
  • A Day in the Limelight: He's the one singing in the cover of "Pet Semetary", on the Ich Will single.
  • Death by Gluttony: His intended method of murdering Till in "Haifisch". Almost definitely a shoutout to Se7en.
  • Do Not Call Me Paul: He doesn't like his given name and maintains "Flake" is his proper name.
  • Driven to Suicide: His character in the "Benzin" video.
  • Fanservice: The live performance of "Bück Dich" involves him in bondage gear on all fours.
  • Hermaphrodite: In the video for "Pussy".
  • Interrupted Suicide: In the video for "Benzin", he plays a jumper and the other five, firemen, who get out a trampoline to try and save his life, but ultimately fail when the tarp tears just as he jumps.
  • It Is Pronounced Tro PAY: His (nick)name is actually pronounced "Flah-kuh", not "Flay-ke", as some believe.
  • Not That Kind of Doctor: Sometimes he is credited as Doktor Christian Lorenz. He has no known degree; the moniker came about because at one point he had wanted to be a surgeon, but was unable to enter school to become one because he was a conscientious objector, at a time when conscription into the East German army was mandatory. Nevertheless, he has mentioned in at least one interview he sometimes still feels like a bit of a doctor when fans write to the band and mention how Rammstein's music has saved their life.
  • Only Known As Flake
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: Feeling B, the band he shared with Paul and Schneider before Rammstein.
  • Suicide Attack: His character has a bomb strapped to his chest in the video for "Ich Will".

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