Trivia / Call of Duty: Zombies
aka: Nazi Zombies

  • Acting for Two: The main cast tends to also play additional supporting and incidental characters.
    • Fred Tatasciore voices both Nikolai and Dr. Maxis. He takes it a step further when he voices both Primis and Ultimis Nikolai in Gorod Krovi.
    • Steve Blum voices both Dempsey and Dr. Groph.
    • Tom Kane voices both Takeo and Dr. Schuster.
    • Nolan North plays both Richtofen and Brutus.
    • Robert Picardo voices Robert McNamara in "Five" and later plays the Shadow Man in Black Ops III. McNamara makes a surprise appearance in the final map alongside Picardo's other character.
  • Actor Allusion:
    • Sarah Michelle Gellar plays a character in "Call of the Dead". Now her looks, personality, and fighting style... where have I seen that before? Oh, right.
    • If she runs out of ammo, she might comment on being a black belt in taekwondo. Which is actually true.
    • Danny Trejo wields... uh... Machetes.
    "This must be a nightmare!"
  • All-Star Cast:
    • Call of the Dead features the voices and likenesses of Robert Englund, Danny Trejo, Sarah Michelle Gellar, and Michael Rooker.
    • Mob of the Dead features the voices and likenesses of Ray Liotta, Michael Madsen, Joe Pantoliano and Chazz Palminteri.
    • Shadows of Evil features the voices and likeness of Jeff Goldblum, Heather Graham, Neal Mc Donaugh and Ron Perlman.
    • Malcolm McDowell plays Doctor Monty in the endgame of Black Ops III.
    • Robert Picardo plays both Robert McNamara in "Five", and later the Shadow Man in both Shadows of Evil and Revelations.
  • The Danza: Robert Picardo as Robert McNamara.
  • Fan Nickname: Before Black Ops III would give them proper group names, the various groups of player characters were given nicknames by the community (with the exception of the Shadows of Evil cast), used in Wikis and the like;
    • Original Characters - Dempsey, Nikolai, Takeo and Richtofen, Original Timeline. Officially called Ultimis.
    • Original Characters (Young) - The rebooted versions of the original four as seen in Origins. Officially called Primis.
    • Green Run Group - Misty, Russman, Marlton and Stuhlinger from Tranzit to Buried. Officially called Victis.
    • Marines - The four nondistinct Marines from Nacht Der Untoten and Verrukt.
    • Politicians - Kennedy, McNamara, Castro and Nixon from Five.
    • Celebrities - Sarah Michelle Geller, Robert Englund, Micheal Rooker and Danny Trejo from Call of the Dead.
    • Mobsters - Sal, Billy, Finn and Weasel from Mob of the Dead.
  • Playing Against Type:
    • Nolan North, known for playing generally affable good guys, voices an insane evil Nazi scientist.
    • And in Mob of the Dead, he plays as Brutus, a scary, powerful and not really nice prison guard, that constantly wants to hurt the mobsters.
    • Sarah Michelle Gellar historically Doesn't Like Guns, as her husband's father killed himself with one and most all of her works is anti gun. Here though she is rather enthused about them.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • In Der Riese, there was originally going to be a theme tune for the Hellhounds that was Dummied Out.
    • Later averted, actually. Kino der Toten was the final World At War Zombies map, but by that time, Modern Warfare 2 was very close to release.
    • Quotes from both Monty and the Shadowman were unearthed in the files of Revelations indicating one or the other would've become the Demonic Announcer.
    • Mob of the Dead was initially first in line to be included in Zombies Chronicles, however Jason Blundell felt that it clashed with the pack's theme of revolving around the adventures of the original four characters and it was left out. However, Blundell has stated that Mob still has a purpose, which, along with the final issue of the Zombies comic book, seems to imply it will be remastered in Treyarch's next game instead.
  • Word of God:
    • Actually pretty averted. The creators usually don't have a lot to say if anything at all on the story.
    • Kevin Sherwood did once imply an analysis of We All Fall Down was pretty spot-on; meaning the song was in fact from Maxis' perspective, retelling his conflict with Richtofen and his suspicions about a hidden evil behind the scenes of it all.
    • After the conclusion of the main story arc, in 2017, Treyarch gave us the complete timeline of the series, blowing pretty much everything away. Most of the synopsis fans had put together (seen on the Synopsis page here) was for the most part accurate, with some key details being clarified. Most notably, the Maxis endgame was confirmed by the timeline as canon for Black Ops II.

Alternative Title(s): Nazi Zombies