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Characters: Wolfenstein
aka: Return To Castle Wolfenstein
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    William "B.J." Blazkowicz 
Voiced byMatthew Kaminski (Return to Castle Wolfenstein (PS2 version)), Peter Jessop (Wolfenstein 2009), Brian Bloom (The New Order):

An OSA agent, Blazkowicz is the main protagonist of the saga.

  • Arch-Enemy: Deathshead.
  • Art Shift: In Wolfenstein, he looks almost nothing like his Return to Castle Wolfenstein incarnation (and, by extension, his classic Wolfenstein 3D appearance), which is somewhat odd as all the other returning characters appear largely the same (other than a higher polycount and bump-mapping, of course). He seems to be based on the Wolf3D cover art rather than the actual in-game sprite. In The New Order, however, his appearance is directly modeled after his in-game sprite in Wolfenstein 3D, and bears a passing resemblance to Brock Lesnar.
  • Ax-Crazy: Downplayed but present, especially in The New Order. B.J an oddly stoic version of this-he's quite intelligent on the whole, but he is rather... temperamental to the point of stupidity in some of what he does, like interrogating someone with a chainsaw or deciding to use his knife on Deathshead because shooting would be too good a death for him. True to form, Deathshead takes advantage of the latter one to disastrous effect.
  • Badass
    • Badass Family: It's been confirmed that William Joseph Blazkowicz II, a.k.a. "Billy Blaze" is his grandson. And the Doom Marine is his descendant in the far future.
    • Badass Grandpa: In The New Order, his age is listed as 49, which makes him older than most other video game protagonists.
    • Badass Normal: No amount of Nazi cyborgs or occult magic can take this guy down.
    • Handicapped Badass: Having a piece of shrapnel lodged in his head may put him out of commission, but not for long. It gets even better when he is able to throw off the poison that Bubi injected him with!
  • Big Guy
  • Bond One-Liner: At the end of Episode 3 in 3D.
    "Sieg heil, huh... Sieg Hell."
  • Byronic Hero: Blazkowicz has shades of these in The New Order. Though charismatic, handsome and eloquent in his monologues, he's clearly damaged goods by all of the suffer he's endured over the war, whether it'd be all of the horrors committed by the Nazis or the deaths of those under his command. He even fears that once his fight with the Nazis will be over, that he may never be fit to live a normal life ever.
  • Character Development: He goes from a blank slate in Wolfenstein 3D and Return to Castle Wolfenstein, to a cocky badass in Wolfenstein (2009), to a shell-shocked fatalist in The New Order.
  • Death Seeker: Becomes this in The New Order, as he is forced to face the horrors of the Nazi's impending victory. Culminates in the climax, where he is heavily wounded in Deathshead's compound and gives the order to launch a nuke on his own position.
  • Deep South: Sports a thick Texas accent in New Order.
  • The Determinator
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: In Wolfenstein, Caroline Becker, the leader of the Kreisau Circle, "doesn't completely trust [him] yet" even after completing a number of dangerous missions for them, all of which involve the killing of dozens if not hundreds of Nazis. Dr. Leonid Alexandrov is also dismissive of his accomplishments, though it's justified in his case because he was a mole all along.
  • Glass Cannon: In 3D, given that on the default difficulty you can be killed by just 3 or 4 straight shots from a pistol at close range.
    • Lightning Bruiser: In The New Order, B.J. proves to be extremely agile and flexible, despite his considerable physique. He can make some impressively long jumps, fit through tight vents, slide under tiny gaps and generally outmaneuver his opponents and the environment. He also duel-wields everything (including assault rifles and automatic shotguns), and can tank several dozen enemy bullets before dying on Normal difficulty. In fact, with fully upgraded health and max armor he can survive about as many bullets as the prototype supersoldiers from Return to Castle Wolfenstein.
  • Guttural Growler: In The New Order.
  • Heroic Mime: In Wolf-3D, Spear of Destiny and most egregiously in Return to Castle Wolfenstein. He is Suddenly Voiced for further games in the series.
  • Hidden Depths: Prevalent in The New Order. Who'd have thought he can play guitar?
  • Icy Blue Eyes: Especially used to highlight his Thousand-Yard Stare in New Order.
  • Inexplicably Awesome: Easy to think of in The New Order. Why can he fit himself into such small spaces? Why's he a One-Man Army? Why's he (almost) Immune to Bullets and Made of Iron? Who knows?
  • Irony: B.J. looks for all the world like the Nazi idea of an Aryan... Except he's Jewish on his mother's side and Polish on his father's. It's hilariously ironic.
  • Just a Stupid Accent: Excused with the fact that he knows German fluently, but can't work out accents. Averted in The New Order.
  • Knife Nut: Throughout the franchise always kept one in hand in the event he's out of bullets (except in Wolfenstein), but this really shines in The New Order where he has some pretty creative ways in stabbing Nazis in the back (and the front). Not to mention he has access to throwing knives as well.
    • He also believes shooting Deathshead would be too good a death for the Nazi - not wanting to rest until he's forced a surrender at knifepoint!
  • Made of Iron: This is lampshaded a few times, especially in The New Order, to the relief of allies and pure, absolute shock by enemies. It's rather bizarre in that BJ is demonstrably immune to stab wounds.
  • No Cutscene Inventory Inertia: In Wolfenstein, he's always shown with an MP40 in his hands in cutscenes, no matter what weapon the player had equipped when the cutscene was triggered. Furthermore, the MP40 depicted is always unmodified, regardless of any upgrades the player has purchased for it.
  • Not Distracted by the Sexy: He doesn't let tightly-clothed female guards to distract him while he's mowing them down.
  • Older Than They Look: In The New Order, spending 14 years in catatonia has not changed him in any way physically, somehow even preserving his considerable muscle mass.
  • Omniglot: If The New Order is any indication. He fluently speaks english, can speak and comprehend Polish, (Though he admits he's not very good) he's fluent in German, he can read Hebrew, and is evidently able to read French, Japanese and Chinese.
  • One-Man Army
  • Silent Protagonist: In Wolfenstein 3D and Return to Castle Wolfenstein. The later games give him an actual voice and personality.
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: His experiences are starting to take their toll on his mind in The New Order
  • Translation Convention: He's fluent in German, as demonstrated in Wolfenstein (2009). Germans speak accented English, peppered with German phrases. In combat, they speak only German. Similarly, readable documents are written in English.
  • Warrior Poet: In The New Order. You'd never guess B.J. can be quite eloquent when he wants to.

Allies

    The OSA personnel 
Introduced in: Return To Castle Wolfenstein
Voiced by: Tony Jay (Director), Robin Atkin Downes (Director, Wolfenstein), James Alcroft (Jack)

    Agent One 
Introduced in: Return To Castle Wolfenstein
Voiced by: Jim Piddock

  • Captain Crash: In the prequel, Operation: Resurrection. After escaping from the enchanted tomb on Egypt, both Blazkowicz and him take a plane in order to reach Castle Wolfenstein. After entering a "hot zone", they crash into a forest near there and they're captured by the Nazis, led by Helga Von Bulow.
  • Doomed by Canon: Being the extra missions of Operation: Resurrection a prequel to the games' story, he fills this role.
  • Electric Torture: This was his fate after being captured. The PC and Xbox port of the game starts with the sound of this happening to him.
  • Foregone Conclusion: He had the bad luck of being the player's companion in the prequel to the main missions.
  • Strapped to an Operating Table

    The Kreisau Circle 
Introduced in: Return To Castle Wolfenstein

A group of German resistance fighters.

  • Ascended Extra: Although Wolfenstein isn't the first time Blazkowicz works with the Kreisau Circle, this time we actually meet the resistance members themselves, and they get a more important role on the story.
  • La Résistance: Unusually for a WWII-themed video game, they're the German Resistance, even if at some point, they tell you to kill 'The Germans'.

Caroline Becker

Introduced in: Wolfenstein (2009)
Voiced by: Anna Graves (Wolfenstein 2009), Bonita Freidericy (The New Order)

Former teacher and leader of the Circle.

  • Badass Gay: Implied; she has a giant pinup girl poster in her room.
  • Big Good: In The New Order.
  • Died in Your Arms Tonight: Subverted. See Instant Death Bullet.
  • Instant Death Bullet: She "dies" instantly from being shot through the spleen, without even getting any dramatic last words.
    • Averted in The New Order where she is shown to have survived but left paralyzed from the waist down.
  • Faking the Dead: She returns as a major character in Wolfenstein: The New Order, albeit now in a wheelchair.
  • Handicapped Badass: In The New Order, despite being paralyzed is still the leader of the rebellion. Later on, she wears Powered Armor that lets her move.
  • Never Mess with Granny: She's around her 60's, but that doesn't stop her from kicking Nazi ass. She even gets a Da'at Yichud power suit.
  • Rebel Leader
  • Team Mom: Somewhat takes on this role in The New Order. The romantic elements are dropped from her interactions with B.J. and is shown being rather nurturing to members of the Circle.
  • Token Romance: She was perhaps meant to be a love interest, and B.J. laments her (supposed) death rather emphatically considering how little time they actually spent together. Or maybe he just really values her leadership abilities.

Erik Engle

Introduced in: Wolfenstein (2009)
Voiced by: Matthew Mercer

Second in charge of the Circle.

Hans Schmidt

Introduced in: Wolfenstein (2009)
Voiced by: Philipp Karner

The Radio operator of the Circle.

  • Flat Earth Atheist: After the Dig Site mission, he claims that the Golden Dawn's leader seeks to "save the world from black magic. Which means he's either insane or an idiot". You could interpret that as B.J. keeping the Medallion's powers a secret... if not for the fact that completing the aforementioned mission also causes black clad Nazi sorcerers to fight openly in the city they are in.

Fergus Reid

Introduced in: The New Order
Voiced by: Gideon Emery

Scottish pilot and buddy of B.J.'s who is part of the assault on Deathshead's compound.

  • Ace Pilot: You have to give him props for keeping the cargo plane he and B.J. are on at the start at the game in the air for as long as he did.
  • Apologetic Attacker: If Deathshead dissects him in 1946 and puts his brain in the prototype robot in 1960.
  • Bad Ass
  • Blood Knight: He's pretty enthusiastic about killing Nazis.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: How else can you describe a guy who randomly breaks out into song (My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean) as he's shouting out orders while under heavy fire? It could just be him trying to cope with the stress though. And, when considering the world that he lives in, he comes off quite sane.
  • Face Death with Dignity: Even going as far as reminding everyone that people die in war, while the walls close in on them, no less.
    • If B.J. chooses him to be the one dissected by Deathshead, he tells B.J. that it's not his fault and even manages to resist Deathshead's torture to a remarkable degree. In contrast, Wyatt behaves exactly how'd you expect a man being dissected alive to behave if he's the one you pick.
  • The Lancer: His starts the game as B.J.'s best battle buddy and becomes this again when they're reunited if he survives 1946.
  • Only Sane Man/Unfazed Everyman: By the time you find Set Roth, he falls into this trope, giving a long monologue about how bizarre his current situation is, and it's so sarcastic it could peel the paint from the walls. Here it is:
    Fergus: "Thank you so much for the new socks. They're right warm and a snug fit. Yeah, I'm doing well. Although this war has grown a little wearisome. Nothing much interesting ever happens these parts. Today I landed a Nazi helicopter on a nicked Nazi nuclear submarine aircraft carrier. After which I donned a deep-water diving suit, swam down an abyssal trench in the middle of the Atlantic fucking ocean, don't mean to bother you with the details. Long story short, I'm in a secret vault full of things so magical and abnormal in nature the mind has no recourse but to shudder in bewilderment. 'Course I'm accompanied by a nazi-killing lunatic and some kind of genius wizard who claims to be on a first-name basis with God Almighty himself. Ah, well, we can only hope for a more stimulating turn of events in the future. Give my love to everyone back home, Fergus out.
  • Seen It All: Develops into this by the end of the game, to the point that he only displays mild bemusement as a suit of Powered Armor creeps up his legs.
  • Violent Glaswegian: The man has a hearty Scottish accent and is plenty gung-ho about killing Nazis. In the promotional artwork for the game he's even wearing a "Glasgow" t-shirt.

Probst Wyatt III

Introduced in: The New Order
Voiced by: A.J. Trauth

A Private in the US 109th Airborne who is part of the assault on General Deathshead's compound.

  • Apologetic Attacker: If Deathshead dissects him in 1946 and puts his brain in the prototype robot in 1960.
  • Bad Ass: He starts to become one during the infamous Incinerator room sequence.
  • Gosh Darn It to Heck!: In contrast to Fergus, he never swears, aside from using lone religious swearing such as "Jesus" or "God" on some occasions. Even in his thirties, he watches his language.
    • Precision F-Strike: The one time he averts the above is when he uses a helicopter to decapitate an Ubersoldat punching Blaskowicz to death.
    Wyatt: Leave him alone, you damn ugly fuck!
  • Nervous Wreck: When B.J. and Fergus meet him in person for the first time after he was forced to take the pilot's wheel of his troop transport he's on the floor crying. It takes B.J. slapping some sense into him to get him to calm down.
  • The Lancer: To B.J. if he survives 1946.
  • New Meat: His first taste of action is the assault on Deathshead's compound. Unlucky him.

Anya Oliwa

Introduced in: The New Order
Voiced by Alicja Bachleda

A Polish nurse working in a family run Asylum who takes care of a catatonic B.J. for 14 years.

  • Femme Fatale: Late on in The New Order, she reads the diary entries of her cousin Ramona to B.J., but there are strong implications that the actions described within are her own.
    • Serial Killer: "Ramona" killed a lot of Nazis between 1946 and 1960. It's heavily implied the feared serial killer hunting "upstanding German men" mentioned in newspaper articles throughout the game was really her.
  • Hidden Depths: Ramona's diary ultimately reveals that Anya is much more than the damsel in distress she's initially introduced as.
  • Love Interest: For B.J.
  • Significant Greeneyed Redhead / Heroes Want Redheads: Provides both, though her red hair is considerably darker than most instances of these tropes.
  • Voice with an Internet Connection
  • Weak, but Skilled: She's not a soldier, and laments not being able to kill in a straight fight. However, she was apparently very effective with poisons, garrotes, gasoline, hand grenades, motor cars, etc.

Klaus Kreutz

Introduced in: The New Order
Voiced by Ken Lally

A former Nazi soldier who turned on his government and joined the resistance after his family was killed by the secret police.

J

Introduced in: The New Order
Voiced by: Leith Burke

An African-American soldier with a talent for playing the guitar. Only appears if Wyatt is alive.

Tekla

Introduced in: The New Order.
Voiced by: Carla Tassara

A schizophrenic but incredibly smart Russian woman obsessed with calculations and the infinite probabilities of the universe. Only appears if Fergus is alive.

  • Action Girl/Badass Bookworm: In her final moments, she takes down 13 Elite Mooks with a bunch of Lugers. She also mentions that she'd already killed 7 by other means earlier in the day.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: She's temperamental, antisocial, obsessive, and possibly delusional given that her predictive models are never actually put into practice.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: She's often more interested in equations the results of certain things than what ever the current situation is at the moment.
  • Dual Wielding: After taking some lessons with B.J., she turns out to be a pretty decent gunslinger.
  • Face Death with Dignity: She's very assured about this trope. She feels that it when it comes, you should be ready for it. Her final moments are certainly this when the Nazis storm HQ.
  • The Fatalist: Her obsession with her predictive model is essentially this by a different name. The strong implication is that she's rationalizing the inevitability of her own death with her math.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite her neurotic tendencies, she shows a softer side to B.J. and her Famous Last Words help seal the deal on what she thinks of him.
    Tekla: I am glad. To have found a friend.
  • Mad Mathematician: Claims to be working on a predictive model that will allow her to know the Nazis' decisions before they make them. It's never made clear if the model actually worked, but even she admits that she could cover the entirety of Berlin with equations and still not learn the ultimate outcome of the war.
  • Motor Mouth: Wakes up BJ in the middle of the night to deliver a breathless, slightly hysterical lecture on the nature of consciousness.
  • Room Full of Crazy: LOADS of papers are all over her room.
  • You Can't Fight Fate: OBSESSED with this. She is convinced that there's only ever one possible outcome to any situation and that if you could somehow know every single variable you could flawlessly calculate the future.

Bombate

Introduced in: The New Order.
Voiced by: Erik LaRay Harvey.

An Namibian soldier taken prisoner by the Nazis at the African front and forced to work in a slave labour camp until rescued by B.J. and joined the Kreisau Circle.

Bobby Bram

Introduced in: The New Order
Voiced by: Paul Cassidy

Max Hass

Max Hass!
Introduced in: The New Order
Voiced by: Alex Solowitz

A mentally-handicapped man found by Klaus in a dumpster. Klaus takes care of him and treats him like a son.

  • Actual Pacifist: He hates violence and wouldn't hurt anyone unless they hurt Klaus.
  • Big Guy: He's even bigger than B.J.
  • Gentle Giant: Prefers hugging and hiding until Klaus is shot.
  • Hell Is That Noise: He's scared of loud noises, raising his hands to his ears and crying when B.J. tries to use a buzzsaw.
  • Made of Iron: Is shot several times at one point but it doesn't even seem to faze him.
  • Man Child: Possibly due to a portion of his skull/brain seemingly having been sliced off, he behaves like a child. His room in the hideout is full of childish drawings and toys.
  • Pokémon Speak: Only knows how to say his own name.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Kills several Nazis with his bare hands after Klaus is shot.
  • Unstoppable Rage: When Klaus gets shot, he takes out three Nazis with his bare hands, not even feeling the few bullets he took himself in the process.
  • Why Did It Have To Be Loud Noises?: Loud noises are enough to make him cry, as B.J. finds out when trying to use a buzzsaw near him.
    • Curiously, this only seems to apply to buzzsaws - he's just fine with gunfire and helicopter noises. As noted on the Fridge Horror page, however, when one puts the buzzsaws together with the scar on his skull, it's easy to see why he fears that one noise in particular.

Set Roth

Introduced in: The New Order
Voiced by: Mark Ivanir

An elderly member of Da'at Yichud, a secret society of Jewish scientists that invents and designs technology several generations ahead of its time. Until the Nazis reverse engineered several of their works.

  • Gadgeteer Genius: As part of his plan to escape the concentration camp you find him in, he's made a remote capable of taking over the camp's robot guardian. It's smaller than a TV remote and all it needs is a power source. As a member of the Da'at Yichud, he's easily one of the most knowledgeable people in technology on the entire planet.
  • The Nicknamer: Mostly, if not only towards B.J by Shimshon and Yingele (The former meaning the Hebrew pronunciation of the Biblical Samson and the latter meaning "boy").
  • The Smart Guy: He's an engineering genius, easily in Deathshead's league and possibly even better.
  • Yiddish as a Second Language: Spouts Yiddish several times and even sang to himself in the language.

    The Black Marketeers 
Introduced in: Wolfenstein

Anton Kriege

Voiced by: David Agranov

Stefan Kriege

Voiced by: David Lodge

The Vendor

Voiced by: Dimitri Diatchenko

  • Adam Smith Hates Your Guts: He continues to charge you money for upgrades and ammo just hours before the Nazis are about to destroy the entire town with a super-powered death ray. He says something to the effect of "yes, I have to make money somehow...". It gets even more ridiculous when you realize that he was with the comparatively "good" Kriege brother. The "bad" one, well...

    The Golden Dawn 
Introduced in: Wolfenstein
Voiced by: Dimitri Diatchenko

Dr. Leonid Alexandrov

Voiced by: Tom Kane

Sergei Kovlov

Voiced by: Boris Kievsky

Pavel Cherny

Voiced by: Sacha Roiz

Enemies

Introduced in Wolfenstein 3D and Spear of Destiny

    Hans Grosse 
Voiced by: Kyle Hebert (Wolfenstein 2009)

  • Continuity Nod:
    • The first time he's seen in Wolfenstein, he says "Guten Tag!" to a resistance fighter, the exact line said by him when first seen in 3D. Also, he fights with dual chainguns and says "Guten Tag!" when the boss fight starts. He also wears black armor and comes equipped dual rocket launchers, a la Death Knight from Spear of Destiny. The loading screen leading up to the final level and battle even tells you to "GET PSYCHED!"
  • Degraded Boss: He makes irregular appearances after Episode 1 in 3D. Twice in a weird push-wall maze in Episode 2, and Three times in the Secret Level of Episode 6 where at least one must be killed to finish the level.
  • The Dragon: To Deathshead.
  • Evil Counterpart: In the Final Boss battle in Wolfenstein, he has magic technology armor that gives him the same Veil powers you do.
  • Final Exam Boss: In Wolfenstein, fighting him at the end requires you to match Thule Medallion powers with him after your fights. At the conclusion of each stage, you sacrifice the relevant crystal from your medallion to take away that power (for both of you) for successive stages.
  • Gatling Good: Dual wields two gatling guns in all of his boss appearances.
  • Large and in Charge
  • Lightning Bruiser: In his Wolfenstein incarnation, after getting his power armor, he's a lot faster than his classic incarnation, even after you strip away his super-speed power.
  • Meaningful Name: Grosse means "big" in German
  • Powered Armor: Gets one for his Final Boss fight in Wolfenstein.
  • Punch! Punch! Punch! Uh Oh...: Between him and an unnamed german during the fight cutscene in the Tavern in Wolfenstein.
  • Puzzle Boss

    Dr. Schabbs 

    Adolf Hitler 

    Otto Giftmacher 

    Gretel Grosse 

    General Fettgesicht 

    The Ubermutant 
  • Advancing Boss of Doom: It is fought in a series of one-way hallways, making it impossible to circle around him. You pretty much have to constantly retreat while firing at him, which is made even tougher by the fact he's the fastest enemy in the game.
  • Chest Blaster: As a mutant, it has chainguns implanted in its chest, meaning that it can fire at you instantly.
  • Gatling Good: Implanted in his chest.
  • King Mook
  • Large and in Charge
  • Lightning Bruiser: Has standard boss health and damage output, combined with being the fastest enemy in the entire game.

    The Ubersoldat 
  • Climax Boss
  • Damage-Sponge Boss: They aren't quite "immune" (Deathshead comments that they weren't quite ready yet), but they can take a lot of hits. By the time of Wolfenstein, he seems to have somewhat solved the bullet-proofing problem with their successors, the veil-powered Heavy Troopers.
  • Degraded Boss: A Mid Boss in both Spear of Destiny and Return To Castle Wolfenstein. In the latter it also appears at the end of the Chapel missions, while in Wolfenstein it has been improved and is now a bulletproof mook. Goes back to boss in The New Order.
  • Super Soldier: Deathshead, the SS's Special Projects chief, wanted to build an army of them for Hitler. Then Himmler repurposed them.

    Trans Grosse 

    Barnacle Wilhelm 

    Death Knight 

    Angel of Death 

Introduced in Return To Castle Wolfenstein

    Helga von Bulow 
Voiced by: B.J. Ward

  • Bad Boss: Ignores safety procedures put forward by an expert, and then later offs said expert when threatened with disciplinary action for not heeding his warnings. It catches up with her not long after, when her carelessness and greed results in her getting torn limb from limb by an angry Olaric.
  • The Baroness
  • Brawn Hilda
  • Continuity Nod: Continues the trend of overweight, foul-tempered SS officers set by General Fettgesicht (Fat Face) in Wolf3D's sixth episode.
  • Fat Bitch: In addition to missing an eye because of a debacle involving undead in 1939, she's rather obese as well. And she has an attitude problem...
  • Large and in Charge

    Wilhelm "Deathshead" Strasse 
Voiced by: ???(Return To Castle Wolfenstein), Robin Atkin Downes (Wolfenstein 2009), Dwight Schultz (The New Order), Kaspar Eichel (The New Order (German speech))

A Nazi scientist and SS-General, catalogued as "the single most dangerous figure in the entire Third Reich". He's apt at getting away with all sorts of atrocities.

  • Arch-Enemy: He considers Blazkowicz to be his archfoe. In a trailer for Wolfenstein, his narration states that the most memorable part of the events of the game wasn't the eldritch horror he unleashed, but the lone badass (Blazkowicz) that stopped it.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Subverted. Despite being the real Big Bad of Wolfenstein, he has his dragon fight for him, and flees from B.J. after the final battle.
    • Played straight in The New Order, in which he pilots a giant mecha and becomes the game's Final Boss.
  • Badass Grandpa: Dives into this in The New Order, when he suits up in a Humongous Mecha and goes one on one with B.J. in a truly awesome confrontation.
  • Bad Boss: After Zetta's death, radio chatter in Wolfenstein indicates that they're even more frightened of him, who's replacing his former superior.
  • Bald of Evil
  • Big Bad: The single, most dangerous figure in the entire Third Reich.
  • Breakout Villain: Partially due to the Sequel Hook set up in RTCW but primarily due to the absolute lack of alternative candidates and sudden focus on him, and due to General Zetta getting pumped full of lead earlier.
  • Call Back: When you finally fight him to the death in The New Order, he taunts you with Hitler's opening line from Wolfenstein 3D:
    "Die, Allied schweinehund!"
  • Classic Villain: Pride and Ambition for him, with an emphasis on the former.
  • Dangerously Genre Savvy: He tries to learn from his mistakes. In Wolfenstein, he specifically orders his doomsday weapon to be moved to the Zeppelin once he arrives, triples airfield security, kills the resistance's leader, orders large crack squads to exterminate the remaining resistance members, and uses Hans Grosse in a Thule Medallion-powered suit to guard his device, knowing you're going to get through his defenses sooner or later.
  • Deadly Doctor
  • Die Laughing: In The New Order.
  • Everything Sounds Scarier In German: He (and the game) certainty seems to think this about his nickname.
    Deathshead: You call me "Deathshead". I don't like it. I am a happy man. You see? It doesn't sound right in English. Say it...correctly. Toten...kopf.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good
    Deathshead: You perplex me, Captain. But, you do not scare me.
  • Evil Is Hammy: In The New Order. Thanks to his newfound appreciation for life, Deathshead is now much more expressive than he ever has been.
  • Evil Old Folks: He's revealed to be 100 years old in The New Order.
  • Faux Affably Evil: His gleefully joyous demeanor in The New Order highlights what a sick bastard he is. What's even worse is that he's genuine with his joy and how he feels he has brought "order" to the world. He also offers a twisted relaxation technique for the prisoners at Eisenwald Prison to make them crack under the pressure and give up the location of the resistance.
  • Face Death with Dignity: In The New Order.
  • Famous Last Words:
    Deathshead: So...guillible!(Evil Laugh)
  • Flat Earth Atheist: He's a hardcore skeptic that wants nothing to do with the resurrection of Heinrich I and isn't a member of the occult groups in the Nazi hierarchy and likewise hasn't seen the instances that would prove to him this is even feasible. His only concern is with his scientifically proven projects. He even disobeys orders by retaining one of his working prototypes because he considers "Project Ubersoldat" his life's work, and he's prepared to take his case to Hitler himself if he has to.
  • Foil: Old, physically frail, calculated and extremely intelligent, in contrast to B.J's youth, strength and agressive, impulsive (if not outright stupid) behaviour. Deathshead completely lacks moral restraint and delights in torture whereas Blazkowicz is repeatedly show to fight out of empathy and a moral obligation to end the war.
  • Foreshadowing: In the Castle mission in Wolfenstein, you see the portrait of a him on a wall, and you meet him, shortly thereafter. Apparently he's got his own fortress now.
  • Final Boss: Of The New Order.
  • Go Out with a Smile: And a damn creepy one at that.
  • Karma Houdini: Despite not achieving his goals, he always ends up alive and well.
  • Mad Scientist: Fits the bill, though unlike the Nazi occultists he's force to work with, he knows what he's doing.
  • Narcissist: Implied by B.J. in The New Order when he encounters a portrait of him.
    Blazkowicz: To commission a portrait in service of your own ego. General, you waste your paint.
  • Never Found the Body: Lampshaded in the ending of Wolfenstein. As soon as Blazkowicz says that they never found his body, he's sure that it won't be the last time he fights against him. Later on, The Stinger of the game shows that he's alive, well, and pissed.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: Averted in Return to Castle Wolfenstein and Wolfenstein, where the most offensive thing he said was that the swastika would fly proudly over Washington DC. Then played very straight in Wolfenstein: The New Order:
    Deathshead: I am a liberator! No longer must we serve the filthy parasite. No longer need we gaze upon his waddling gait polluting the purity of our bloodline. No longer will we tolerate his primitive brain and violent impulses. Oh, terrorists. Do you not see that my cause is just? Do you not see that there is no place for you in this world?
  • Really 700 Years Old: He's 100 years old in The New Order.
  • Slasher Smile: He's sports this a lot of the time over the course of The New Order, especially when he meets his end.
  • Taking You with Me: As B.J. is stabbing him to death...
    (pulls out a grenade, smirking): "So ...gullible..."
  • This Cannot Be!: B.J. nearly destroys Deathshead's pet Ubersoldat project and then obliterates his Black Sun project. Not to mention that Deathshead's own zeppelin is set on fire and crashes into his fortress.
  • The Unfought: Twice.
    (In RTCW) "Vat? It's not possible! We will meet again another day!"
    (In Wolfenstein) "Damn you, Blazkowicz!"
    • Finally, after thirteen years, averted in The New Order.
    (In a mech suit) "You perplex me, captain. But you do not scare me."
  • Villainous Breakdown: He smugly taunts Blazkowicz, labeling him as a relic of the past war, who can't accomplish anything other than destroying things. However after you destroy his mecha-suit's shields, he finally loses his temper and starts ranting and raving about Blazkowicz's inability to just die.
  • Virtue Is Weakness: He dismisses compassion as a pointless instinct, unfit for members of the master race.
  • Worthy Opponent: He views Blazkowicz as one of these.
    Deathshead: Oh, I like you. Such a resilient specimen. With you I could do great things!

    Marianna Blavatsky 
Voiced by:

  • Black Magician Girl: Before Heinrich... rewarded her.
  • Interface Screw: While fighting against her, watch out for those ghosts, as they not only take away your health, but also blacks out your vision.

    Heinrich I 
Voiced by: Jonathan Cook

    Heinrich Himmler 
Voiced by:

Introduced in Wolfenstein (2009)

    General Viktor Zetta 
Voiced by: Jack Angel

  • Authority Equals Asskicking: He is seemingly bulletproof and can shoot energy balls. It turns out he's really a giant slug monster mutated by the Veil.
  • Bad Boss: The soldiers under Zetta's command are all terrified of him, and with good reason. After all, letters from him to his subordinates almost always end with a death threat.
  • Continuity Nod: He continues the trend of overweight, foul-tempered SS officers set by General Fettgesicht (Fat Face) in Wolfenstein 3D's sixth episode, and continued by Helga von Bulow, team-killing lardass of RTCW.
  • Fat Bastard: General Zetta is as cruel to the town's civilians as he is to his own underlings, who he abuses and demeans constantly. His first act upon seizing control was to hang the mayor and town council.
  • Foreshadowing: Everyone says that there's something very wrong about him. Even on his own ranks. Later, in the Cannery mission, it's revealed that Zetta is a giant worm creature mutated by the Veil.
  • Humanoid Abomination: The residents of right down to the soldiers under his command even comment that there is something unnatural about him. Ultimately in his boss battle it's revealed that he's a grotesque monster related to the veil
  • Large and in Charge
  • Ludicrous Gibs: His ultimate fate upon the end of his boss battle.
  • Monster from Beyond the Veil: As literally as possible. He's a monster that is, quite literally, from the Veil.
  • Puzzle Boss

    The Geist Queen 
  • Attack Its Weak Point: She must be destroyed first by gunning down her hatching organs.
  • Eldritch Abomination: A giant teleporting creature that looks like a well-fed tick that emerges from the Veil, can levitate at will and is tough to the point that gunfire will not kill her outright, merely stun her. Dynamite finally killed her and even then she took several seconds to die.
  • Giant Space Flea from Nowhere: Literally! In retrospect, her appearance makes perfect sense, however, as the name implies, she's a large specimen of the non-hostile-until-provoked flea-resembling Geists... and if the Black Sun generator exploding wasn't enough to provoke her, nothing would.
  • Implacable Man: She took a beating from Blazkowicz and then proceeded to come back for MORE.
  • Ludicrous Gibs: Her ultimate fate after being decapitated by dynamite, upon the ends of her boss battle.
  • Off with His Head!: By way of dynamite.
  • Puzzle Boss

Introduced in Wolfenstein: The New Order

    Frau Engel 
Voiced by: Nina Franoszek

     Bubi 
Voiced by: Thomas Mikusz

  • Affably Evil: Just like his lover.
  • Afraid of Blood: He mentions that the sight of fresh blood sickens him.
  • Blonde Guys Are Evil
  • Camp Straight: At first, through suggestive facial expressions and dialogue, it appears that Bubi might actually be attracted to B.J.. However, it quickly becomes apparent that he only cares for Frau Engel.
  • Creepy Blue Eyes
  • Dark Mistress: A Gender Flip version. His entire character revolves around his love for and devotion to Frau Engel.
  • In-Series Nickname: His real name is Hans Winkle, but Frau Engel only ever calls him Bubi.
  • May-December Romance: He is the lover of Frau Engel, who's easily old enough to be his mother or even grandmother. Background material states that they met when Bubi was working at a prison camp at the age of 19.
  • Minor Injury Overreaction: Having his ear bitten off is apparently so crippling that he can't even pull the trigger on his pistol anymore. He'll even bleed to death if you ignore him instead of executing him.
  • Oh Scheiße: Before B.J kills him.
  • This Cannot Be!: Is genuinely surprised when the tranquiliser he injects B.J. with wears off quickly enough, right before B.J. kills him.
  • "Well Done, Son" Guy: His parents were both rather notable scientists and were disappointed that he became a lowly prison guard.

    The Baltic Eye 

    The London Monitor 
Voiced by: Michael Bideller

    The Knife 
Voiced by: Tilman Borck

    Friedrich Keller 
Voiced by: Heiko Obermöller


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alternative title(s): Wolfenstein 3 D; Return To Castle Wolfenstein; Wolfenstein The New Order; Wolfenstein 2009
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