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->'''Hank:''' Is it me, or does like every Nazi want to clone Hitler? It's like the only thing they think of!\\
'''Sergeant Hatred:''' It seems that way, right? I guess when everybody hates you, you fixate on making rotten Hitlers.
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers''

ThoseWackyNazis have an obsession with their leader UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler and now that he's gone they just can't seem to do anything without him. The solution? Simple! Clone him!

One of the most recurring plot elements when Nazis are involved. Neo-Nazis out to rebuild the Aryan Nation need their leader to tell them what to do, or maybe Hitler's underlings in the Thule Society believe that they can call the mustachioed villain from the Great Beyond but they need a body to hold his spirit. Lo and behold they just happen to have some of his DNA lingering in some forgotten drawer and they're off to clone Hitler.

Related to ApocalypseHitler. Hitler as a BrainInAJar is a common subtrope, as is StupidJetpackHitler. See also ArchivedArmy. Contrast with CloneJesus.



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* One of these shows up in the ''Manga/{{Spriggan}}'' manga. He was very unhappy when he learns of this.
* In the GagDub of ''Manga/CrayonShinChan'' there is a character named... you guessed it, Dr. Hitler Clone.
** Subverted: [[spoiler: He's really a robot. Still sounds and acts just like the fuhrer, though.]]
* One of the clones in ''Manga/AfterschoolCharisma'' is Hitler who feels obligated to accept punishment for the sins of the real UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler, which goes part with the theme that some of these clones do not want to turn out like their originals.
* In ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ'' it is revealed that Glemmy Toto is a sped-up, napoleon-complex harboring clone of [[spoiler:[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Gihren Zabi]], himself a CaptainErsatz of Hitler]]. He's a scheming, manipulative [[OverlordJr little bastard]], who uses his [[StepfordSmiler superficial]] [[TheCharmer charm]] to maneuver himself into greater and greater positions of power.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''ComicBook/SupermanAtEarthsEnd'' has Superman fighting two clones of Hitler that are declared by him to be the root of all Earth's misfortune.
* The Franchise/MarvelUniverse villain Hatemonger is a Hitler clone. At least one of them. His supervillain costume is a [[FashionVictimVillain purple Ku Klux Klan outfit]].
* In an issue of ''[[ComicBook/BatmanAndTheOutsiders Outsiders]]'', the clone [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone shoots himself out of horror]] after being shown films of the "accomplishments" of his predecessor. Turns out clones aren't really the same person the original was.
* Has happened a few times in Marvel Comics. In one notable instance, ComicBook/CaptainAmerica actually teamed up with Nazi supervillain the ComicBook/RedSkull to ''stop'' such an attempt, because the Skull wasn't interested in Hitler coming back and taking charge again.
* Comes up by name in "THEY CLONED HITLER'S FEET", a story in ''ComicBook/FlamingCarrot'' comics. An obvious riff on the cinematic 'gem' ''Film/TheySavedHitlersBrain'', this story features an army of jackboots that goosestep around and fight the heroes by kicking them.
* In ''Kiss Kiss Bang Bang'', Lazarus Bale cloned Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin.
* One old comic from perhaps the Twilight Zone series dealt with Nazis who'd created a mature clone of Hitler that they had being watched by a simple-minded Jewish girl as they waited for his memories to return, when they finally did he commits suicide over the memories ironically due to the care he received from the Jewish girl (she saved him from choking on his food at one point).
* In [[ComicBook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen Nemo: River of Ghosts]] features a Nazi base in the Amazon with several school-age clones of [[Film/TheGreatDictator Adenoid Hynkel]], as well as a few clones of Janni's old enemy [[Literature/{{She}} Queen Ayesha]]. While Janni is prepared to wipe out the entire area, her grandson Jack decides that the clones are innocent of the things their originals did and tries to save the youngest Ayesha clone. [[spoiler:Regardless, the clones turn out to hold the same ideologies as the originals.]]

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* The DC Comics fanfiction ''Fanfic/WithThisRing'' introduces this trope in the storyarc ''Triumph Of the Will'' when the Justice League are tracking nazi supervillains Wolf Krieger and Captain Nazi. Orange Lantern comes across a man named Helmut Schrieber, a brazilian citizen who turns out to be the only survivor of a post-[=WW2=] project to clone Hitler. However, the project had fallen apart and Schrieber had simply been raised in a normal orphanage completely unaware that he was in any way out of the ordinary, and would go on to become a successfull architect and marry a black woman with whom he has three children. Krieger eventually hunts him down, planning to pull the remains of Hitlers soul out of Hell and put it into Schriebers body, but is stopped by Lantern and Rocket. [[ClonesArePeopleToo Schrieber is potrayed as just a normal man with nothing in common with the original aside from genetics.]]

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Literature/TheBoysFromBrazil'', in which Nazis not only clone Hitler several dozen times, but attempt to recreate his upbringing as well.
* The villains of ''Film/TheySavedHitlersBrain'' are trying to clone a new body for Hitler, whose [[BrainInAJar head has been preserved in a jar]].

* This is the whole point of the novel ''Literature/TheBoysFromBrazil'' by Ira Levin, which was made into a rather good movie starring Creator/GregoryPeck ([[PlayingAgainstType as Josef Mengele]] of all people) and Creator/LaurenceOlivier.
* In ''Literature/TheGoodnessGene'', the protagonist discovers that he's a Hitler clone.
* In ''The Fourth Reich'', a novel by Robert Van Kampen, Hitlerís spirit leaves Hell and enters an embryo produced from his cloned DNA.
* ''Evil Clonation'', a novel by Heriberto Cintron, features a clone of Hitler.
* In one story in the Church of the [=SubGenius=]'s anthology ''Three-Fisted Tales of "Bob"'', "Bob" Dobbs stops the Deroes from cloning Hitler by using a little sleight of hand to replace the bloody cloth they were using as a DNA source with [[CloneJesus a scrap of the]] ShroudOfTurin.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* An episode of TheNineties remake of ''Series/TheProfessionals'' played this trope painfully straight, with a bunch of old crypto-Nazi bad guys planning to clone Hitler from his finger, which one of them managed to cut off somehow a few days before Berlin fell.
* In ''[[Series/WonderWoman The New Adventures of Wonder Woman]]'' episode "Anschluss '77" (1977), a group of South American neo-Nazis .. you guessed it ... cloned Hitler. It provides [[LampshadeHanging an in-universe explanation]] for the trope: they were convinced the [=NSDAP=] would have not existed, or remained just a group of disgruntled men in a beer hall, without the mesmerizing personality and rhetoric talent of the Führer, and therefore to make it exist they needed a living, breathing and talking Hitler.
* There's a ''Series/MrShow'' sketch about how, once human cloning technology had been invented, the world immediately set about mass-producing Hitlers, but forced them to be slaves to Jewish families.
* In the ''Series/TheManFromUNCLE'' episode "The Deadly Games Affair", a former SS scientist attempts to reanimate the body of Adolf Hitler. Since it was written in 1964, the episode makes this perfectly clear without ever actually mentioning the name Hitler.
* One of the recurring sketches of the German SketchComedy series ''Series/DieWochenshow'' featured a bunch of Hitler clones (Cloned out of the original one's famous ''mustache''! It was a Russian soldier's war trophy.) living in the present as flatmates.
* An episode of ''Series/RedDwarf'' had the crew come across a deep-space research facility with clones of evil people from throughout history in an attempt to find a cure for psychopathy. Hitler was of course amongst them, as was Vlad the Impaler, Ghengis Kahn and [[TakeThat Rupert Murdoch]] (who according to a report was not responding to treatment). [[spoiler: Ultimately subverted, however, as the "clones" turn out to be androids made up to look like those historical figures -- with a LampshadeHanging on how "Hitler" looks nothing like Hitler.]]

* Rapper Creator/{{mc chris}} has a song called "006" featuring a villain called Robot Hitler Head.
** "Fuck you Robot Hitler Head, I'll never join you! You expect me to believe that's Hitler's body? What a bunch of bullshit!"
* SimpleMinds had a song called "Boys From Brazil" which borrowed heavily from the book/film.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/GeniusTheTransgression'': Every time someone kills Hitler, the TimePolice agents clone a new one to enforce HitlersTimeTravelExemptionAct. (They have a problem with officers committing suicide afterwards.)
** Originally it wasn't even Hitler in the position, but after Hitler was killed they realised it would be easier to start cloning than find yet another replacement.
* ''TabletopGames/{{GURPS}}'': The eternal Reich on Reich-5 doesn't clone Hitler, exactly, but they constantly search the alternate histories for the true Hitler, who will be a superior specimen. It comes out to the same thing.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* The original Japanese version of ''VideoGame/BionicCommando'' had cloned Hitler as the final boss. In all versions, you get a cutscene of Hitler's [[YourHeadASplode head going boom]] when you win the final battle. The English version refers to the main villain as "Master D".
** ''Rearmed'' has "The Leader" (a literal translation of "Der Fuhrer") as the final boss.
* In ''Download 2'' for the UsefulNotes/PCEngine, terrorists have saved Hitler's brain.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'': [[http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=2044#comic a strip demonstrates]] the pitfalls of cloning Hitler even with the best(?) of intentions.
* ''Webcomic/BobTheAngryFlower'''s Good Hitler was brought back to life as an indestructible abomination by Nazis, but death so profoundly changed him that he's now dedicated to doing good in the world. [[http://www.angryflower.com/goodhi.gif It doesn't work out.]]
* Done in ''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic'', by the ''heroes'', in order to weaken him. ItMakesSenseInContext.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Spinnerette}}'', an old Nazi asks Dr Universe to make him a clone of Hitler [[{{Ghostapo}} in order to take advantage of the planet alignment to come to summon Hitler's soul back]]. [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/comic/04-25-2012 Doctor Universe points out that the clone will]] [[RealityEnsues be a baby after all]], but they are willing to wait for the maturation.
** And in the same arc a descendant of General Lee wanted to clone her illustrious ancestor so "The South can rise again". But there were only enough stem cells for one clone so the Nazi and the neo-Confederate decided to settle it with a WizardDuel [[spoiler: which got interrupted by Spinny and friends.]]
** Later on, after said Nazi was defeated, Universe states that he only helped them because he knew they would fail. He states that the idea of the future of humanity lying within a single strand of DNA is laughable and points out that even if the clone were to grow up to become a dictator there is no way that Germans would allow history to repeat itself. [[spoiler: So instead he clones Nixon and Agnew for Henry Kissinger.]]

[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''WebVideo/HitlerRants'': There are ''Downfall'' parodies about Hitler getting cloned (usually against his will), by either Speer, Fegelein, or some random dude.
* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'': [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2430 SCP-2430]] plays with this trope in a very interesting way. SCP-2430 is a mute, presumably non-sentient clone of Hitler created by the flesh of [[Myth/NorseMythology Sæhrímnir]] and for the amusement of Stalin, who killed his old foe in a variety of painful ways only to have him resurrect. After Stalin's death "Hitler" was rescued by a group of Nazis and brought to {{Argentina|IsNaziland}}, where they presumed him to be catatonic after his imprisonment and was later retrieved by the Foundation after a MOSSAD raid.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In the first episode of season four of ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' a group of Nazis commissions Rusty to clone Hitler from a dog. He flat out refuses. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] as well, in the page quote and also this:
--->'''Rusty Venture:''' Really? You went with that cliché?
* The episode of ''WesternAnimation/CodeMonkeys'' where Hitler is [[HumanPopsicle thawed out]] ends with one of his "backup clones" being found in the 'fridge.
* ''WesternAnimation/CloneHigh'' has a clone of Hitler, who appears in a few crowd scenes. However, he appears to be wearing an armband with a peace sign on it rather than a swastika.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheHauntedWorldOfElSuperbeasto'' features Nazi zombies and Hitler's BrainInAJar.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'':
** [[spoiler:Dr. Krieger's]] backstory is a direct {{homage}} to ''Literature/TheBoysFromBrazil'', right down to being raised in a compound in South America. He's definetly a clone of SOMEONE, considering that season 5 [[spoiler: reveals three clones of either Krieger himself or an original genetic donor, working as scientists for a south american dictator]]
--->'''Malory:''' And if there is one thing I have learned in all my years as a spymaster, it's that you keep your friends close and [[KeepingTheEnemyClose possible genetic clones of Adolf Hitler closer.]]
** However, in the season 6 finale, [[spoiler: Krieger]] lampshades how he doesn't actually look all that much like Hitler, no matter how much the show jokes about it.
--->'''[[spoiler:Krieger]]:''' And by the way, if I was a clone of Adolf Hitler, WOULDN'T I ''LOOK'' LIKE ADOLF-GODDAMN-HITLER?!!
* In ''The Clone And The Tree Of Life'', an animated short, a scientist clones Hitler as part of his plan to take over the world.
* In ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'', Professor Farnsworth claims that he once put UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler's brain into the body of a [[EverythingsEvenWorseWithSharks great white shark]]. He also once shot Hitler with a Disintegration Ray while time traveling, so... y'know, it all evens out.
* Half-example from ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' with Abradolf Lincler, Rick's attempt to make a morally neutral superleader by combining Hitler's DNA with that of Abraham Lincoln. The result is a very conflicted individual.