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Although starting out as a series of videos of the same scene, with Hitler ranting about whatever topic comes up, Hitler Rants has since evolved into a universe of its own with more scenes from Downfall and even other films being used. The character sheet for the original film is here. More characters can be found here.

NOTE: This page focuses only on characters who were introduced from Downfall. For characters who originated from other media, see Other Characters.


Tropes applying to all characters:

  • Death Is Cheap: Any character can be killed, but brought back with little or no explanation.
  • Depending on the Writer: The characters can differ greatly between parodists.
  • Flanderization: Their personality traits from the original films are exaggerated for humorous effect.

Tropes applying to most characters:

  • Anti Villains: They're not exactly the most sympathetic bunch.
  • Ascended Extras: A large amount of the characters used in the parodies had very limited roles in the actual movie, with some only showing up for one scene.
  • Butt Monkeys: Many of them are to some extent, though Hitler gets the worst of it. Fegelein is the main exception, causing suffering rather than receiving it.
  • Catch Phrase: Hitler's underlings usually greet him with:
    • "Heil Hitler!"note 
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    • "Mein Fuhrer"note 
  • Evil Minions: Definitely not the competent kind.
  • Historical Villain Downgrade: They're not even remotely as threatening as their historical counterparts.
  • Laughably Evil: Whether they intend to be or not.
  • Nazi Protagonists: Also doubling as Those Wacky Nazis.
  • This Is Gonna Suck: This is most of other characters' expression before Hitler starts his ranting in the original bunker scene.
  • Trolls: Almost all of the characters have at least one video dedicated to them purposely annoying Hitler in some way. Hitler himself will occasionally become this as a way of getting revenge on them.
  • World of Snark: Virtually every single character in the series at one point has made a snarky remark or joke while speaking in a serious tone of voice, though there are some characters that do it more often than others.

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    Main Characters 

Adolf Hitler (Downfall)
The dictator of Nazi Germany. Due to the Battle of Berlin (which is still being fought into the present day), Hitler is stuck inside the Fuhrerbunker beneath the Reich Chancellery. He is constantly enraged by every problem, both big and small, and always has a furious rant about something.

Hermann Fegelein
An SS officer and "Master of Antics", a prankster/trickster who enjoys harassing Hitler and others. He is the Fuhrer's sneaky arch-enemy, constantly evading punishment for his actions.
  • Achilles' Heel: Computers apparently, according to the Hitler office rage video.
    Hitler: See how you like this, Fegelarse. [throws computer monitor at Fegelein]
    Fegelein: Are you mad? You could have killed me.
  • Adaptational Villainy: In Downfall and in real life, Fegelein was only an assistant to Himmler and got shot for desertion upon trying to leave the bunker. In the Internet videos, he's an outright Reality Warper. The real life Fegelein did commit serious war crimes though.
  • Ambiguously Human: The fact that he can survive and/or come back from just about anything, combined with how absurd some of his antics are, raises some serious questions...
  • Ascended Extra: In the original movie, Fegelein was a fairly minor character, who ended up Killed Off for Real. However, his desertion causes Hitler to have a meltdown, so he tends to be behind whatever nuisance Hitler is ranting about at the moment.
  • Big Bad: The most recurring antagonist, though he's just as much of a villain as Hitler is.
  • Big Good: Plays this role in Der Disneygang, where he leads the Disney characters in a rebellion to retake Disneyland from Hitler and the Nazis.
  • The Casanova: He's often shown to be a notorious sexual pervert who flirts with any woman he encounters, including Eva (which in one parody, he admitted to be better than Gretl), Traudl, Gerda, and an unnamed redheaded mistress in what appears to be a brothel, right before Peter Hogl arrests him. It's only Magda whom he has no interest in amongst the female cast.
  • Catch Phrase: "Wie bitte?"note 
  • Characterization Marches On: In many of the earlier videos, Fegelein was The Ghost with Hitler ranting about finding upon suffering from another one of his antics. Fegelein eventually made it into the later videos where he would be impossible for Hitler and the staff to find despite being Hidden in Plain Sight. Nowadays, he (or any versions of him played by Thomas Kretschmann) is actively conversing with the rest of the cast.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He just loves to smugly mock Hitler and other people during his antics.
  • Depending on the Writer: Whether Fegelein is some kind of immortal wizard or not will vary. There's also a few parodists who are willing to have Fegelein punished.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: In the Hitler Rants Parodies videos, Hitler often refers to Fegelein as "Fegelarse". Various videos also give him other unflattering nicknames, such as "Foolgelein" or "Fuckgelein".
  • Enemy Mine: Despite constantly pulling antics to Hitler, he has worked with Hitler several times; like in the "War of the Hitlers", or when Hitler tries to eliminate the entire Westboro Baptist Church.
  • Evil Sorcerer: Not surprisingly, he turns out to be one of these in "Hitler Becomes a Wizard".
  • Fake Defector: During the War of the Hitlers, he was tasked by Himmler to pretend to defect to Adolf Hitler's Reich in order to steal the alien technology and sabotage them. Since he was already The Friend Nobody Likes who nearly everyone in the Bunker already suspected would betray Hitler if it looked like things were going against them, he pulled it off without a problem and even scouted out the main headquarters of the aliens and Adolf Hitler to finish them off in one go.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He maintains a playful attitude while he gleefully ruins Hitler's life.
  • Hero Antagonist: Subverted - while his antics only target Hitler, and Those Wacky Nazis making up his inner circle, the only reason he does it is to piss Hitler off (without trying to justify it as "Pay Evil unto Evil"), and his antics range from over-the-top to downright sadistic.
  • Historical Hero Upgrade: Zigzagged. On one hand, he's dedicated his life to antagonizing Hitler (who generally isn't nearly as nasty as his Real Life counterpart and is, in fact somewhat pitiable). However, this still makes him better than the Real Life Fegelein, who murdered tens of thousands of Jews during the invasion of the Soviet Union, and was described by Albert Speer as being the most personally unpleasant member of Hitler's inner circle.
  • Implacable Man: Nothing can stop Fegelein from committing antics on Hitler. See Joker Immunity and Nigh-Invulnerability below.
  • In-Series Nickname: "F-Man" and "Fegel", which is often used as a prefix for anything related to Fegelein.
  • Jackass Genie: In "Hitler's Three Wishes", Hitler summons Fegelein in the form of a wish-granting spirit. It goes as well as you'd expect.
  • Joker Immunity: Big time. He's even been compared to the Joker.
  • Karma Houdini: He gets away with most of his antics, though there are some very rare exceptions.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: The only reason he can be treated as a remotely heroic character is because the people he are doing it to are considered political laughing stocks.
  • The Mole: In the "War of the Hitlers" series, he is shown defecting to the side of the Real Life Hitler, but it's later revealed that he only defected to the enemy's side just so he could find the location of their secret superweapon and give that information to Downfall Hitler.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: The few times Fegelein has been caught and even killed, he comes back like nothing ever happened. It's been taken to its extreme a few times. Hitler did once try to have Göring eat Fegelein, but it failed.
  • No One Should Survive That: There are lots of attempted murders on him, most of which are done in sadistically over-the-top ways, only for him to return completely unscathed.
  • Obnoxious In-Laws: Hitler and Fegelein are brothers-in-law, as Fegelein is married to Eva's sister Gretl. note 
  • Reality Warper: His trickster powers enable him to do so; he can even feign death and reappear to torment Hitler.
  • Sadist: He enjoys annoying and tormenting people For The Lulz.
  • Sore Loser: Does not take Germany's victory in the 2014 World Cup Final well, to the point that he discourages Eva from celebrating the occasion.
  • Troll: Or "Antic Master" as he prefers to be called. His antics range from mundane pranks to criminal acts to surreal sorcery. He often torments Hitler and the other Nazis, much to their dismay.
  • Why Won't You Die?: This whole video is about everyone discussing failed attempts to kill him right in front of him, and outright calling him out why he won't die.
  • Your Answer to Everything: Antics.

Otto Gunsche
A tall SS officer and Hitler's assistant. His job is to inform Hitler of everything he doesn't want to hear - from bad news, to redundant information, to even nonsensical statements. After informing, Hitler tasks Gunsche with finding Fegelein. He also asks Hitler of his opinion on various subjects, usually in the format of a "review" or "pros and cons" segment.

Alfred Jodl
A Wehrmacht general, known for his prominently bald head, as well as almost always disagreeing with Hitler's plans.
  • Adaptational Badass: In the original film, Alfred Jodl only objects to Hitler's plan once but remains loyal to his Führer out of fear and misplaced honor, never pushing back again after Hitler's outburst. In the parodies, due to the Flanderization of the aforementioned scene, Jodl is regarded to be the only man who can oppose Hitler's plans and live to tell the tale several times.
  • Ascended Extra: Jodl actually has the least amount of screen time compared to his fellow generals in the bunker in the original film. Shortly after Hitler's infamous Villainous Breakdown, Jodl quietly gives his goodbyes to Hitler as he departs from the bunker during a montage and he's never mentioned again. Keitel at least got a proper departure scene, while Burgdorf and Krebs remain with Hitler to very end. However, since none of them ever openly objects to Hitler's plans, Jodl has risen into prominence as Hitler's Commander Contrarian.
  • Bald of Evil: He's often mocked for his shiny bald head, especially by Hitler.
  • Bearer of Bad News: In the Original Bunker Scene rants, Jodl informs that Steiner failed to execute Hitler's plans.
  • Butt-Monkey: He gets no respect from Hitler due to both his baldness and objections. Sometimes he's even the butt of other people's jokes and insults.
  • Commander Contrarian: His only purpose is to object to whatever comes out of Hitler's mouth. Of course, the one plan he agreed to (getting a pay raise) was the plan Hitler actually wanted him to object to.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: "Baldy", "Mr. Clean", "Baldilocks", "Dr. Evil Rip-Off", "Hairless Ape", "Uncle Fester", "Bald Fuck", and "Bald Virgin".
  • Historical Badass Upgrade: The real Alfred Jodl was a witless Yes-Man, always agreeing with Hitler on military plans that actually would never work. Here, Jodl is one of Hitler's biggest critics, constantly objecting to his plans whenever he finds a flaw. And he's almost impossible to remove from the chain of command, to Hitler's dismay, as Jodl is popular enough to form his own rebellion that can bring the Third Reich to its knees.
  • Not So Above It All: While often the Only Sane Man, it seems that Jodl objects just for the sake of being disagreeable, which may make him as eccentric as the other Nazis in the Fuhrerbunker. He'll also object for reasons that make no sense at all, or are just petty and/or childish.
  • Only Sane Man: Often the case, particularly when Hitler's schemes are on the verge of lunacy.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: He wears three different disguises when he tries to be a successor as the Führer. None of them fool Hitler.
  • Servile Snarker: To the point that in more recent Hitler Plans videos by hitlerrantsparodies, Jodl throws all respect out the window and begins the video with "What kind of stupid plan are you planning now?"
  • Vetinari Job Security: Being the Commander Contrarian to Hitler seems to be a useless job as Hitler is never happy with Jodl's criticisms and always proceeds to do the plan regardless. But whenever Hitler tries to replace Jodl with an obedient Yes-Man, it always leads to the near destruction of the Third Reich which forces Hitler to reinstate Jodl back to his old position again.
  • Virgin-Shaming: Hitler frequently mocks Jodl for his apparent virginity, almost as much as his baldness (often implying the two are connected.)
  • Yes-Man: Inverted; he often, if not always, objects to Hitler's plans.
  • Your Answer to Everything: Objecting.

Wilhelm Burgdorf

A Wehrmacht general who is known for his drunkenness, bad singing, trying to fire his gun at the slightest provocation, and being the best friend/boyfriend of Krebs.

  • The Alcoholic: Even more so than in the original film. Drinks whenever Hitler rants or Fegelein trolls him. Or even when nothing happens.
  • Berserk Button: He seems to really hate it when Fritzsche goes anywhere near a telephone, for various reasons.
  • Catch Phrase: "Poor old man."
  • Commander Contrarian: While nowhere near the level of Jodl, he often objected to Hitler's rants during the early videos and sometimes still does if the Original Bunker Scene is used. When drunk, he also mocks Hitler as "Poor Old Man."
  • Embarrassing Nickname: "Fast-Talking Boozing Burgdorf" and "Burger-Dork".
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Literally, given how eager he is to whip out his gun; sometimes at the slightest annoyance.
  • Hollywood Tone-Deaf: Known for his infamously terrible "Singing Burgdorf Incident" intended as a Hitler Youth commercial.
  • I Call It "Vera": Refers to his Walther PPK as his "magnificent gun".
  • I Need a Freaking Drink: It's implied he may have been driven to the bottle by the insanity of what goes on in the Fuhrerbunker.
  • Large Ham: Though not as hammy as Hitler.
  • Motor Mouth: He can rant very quickly.
  • Those Two Bad Guys: With Krebs. Sometimes they're friends, sometimes they're lovers, but they're always closely linked.
  • Trigger Happy: He always unsuccessfully attempts to shoot Hans Fritzsche (if not other characters like Hitler, Fegelein or Justin Bieber).
  • Weapon of Choice: His Walther PPK pistol, which he uses for the above purpose.
  • Your Answer to Everything: Drinking alcohol, gunslinging, and/or singing "poor old man".

Hans Krebs
Another Wehrmacht general who has a strange obsession with maps and fish. He is the best friend/boyfriend of Burgdorf. He points at maps for Hitler during planning/ranting sessions, and is sometimes sent to speak with the Soviet general Chuikov.

Joseph Goebbels
The Nazi propaganda minister. Known for being the skull-faced Yes-Man of Hitler.

    Major Characters 

Heinrich Himmler
An SS general, and Fegelein's mentor in antics.
  • Depending on the Writer: Though most Untergangers make him an ally of Fegelein, Hitler Rants Parodies' version seems to be loyal to Hitler (though he simply refuses to do the weird tasks that the Fuhrer gives him, instead asking Walther Hewel to do them).
  • Evil Mentor: He's the one who taught Fegelein the art of committing antics.
  • Faking the Dead: Does this in the "War of the Hitlers" series in his plans to get the Allies to supply reinforcements, having faked taking a cyanide pill when captured by Real Life Hitler's forces.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Seeing as Fegelein is the big trickster in the bunker and he is the understudy to Himmler...
  • In-Series Nickname: "Himm-Dawg"
  • Jive Turkey: Talks like this in Viva La Fegel 2, but drops it soon after.
  • Lazy Bum: As mentioned above, Himmler usually refuses Hitler's tasks and instead gets Hewel to do them.
  • The Prankster: He's also involved with Fegelein's antics.
  • The Starscream: Against Hitler, usually. Hitler is usually made aware of this at dinner.

Hermann Göring
The Nazi aviation minister, who is morbidly obese and devours all food in his reach.
  • Ascended Extra: He has a relatively small role in the movie, but the parodies drastically expand his involvement in the events.
  • Berserk Button: Losing his watch.
  • Beware the Quiet Ones: When he loses his watch, he gets angry enough to scare Fegelein.
  • Big Bad: In ''Hitler Sends Göring to Africa" series.
  • Big Eater: The inhabitants of the bunker make all sorts of comments and jokes about his eating habits.
  • Character Tic: Looking at his watch and picking his nose.
  • Cordon Bleugh Chef: In Cooking with Hermann Göring, he tries to make a healthy juice by blending French fries from KFC and chocolate together. He even tells the audience more fat items would make the juice even healthier.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: In "Hitler works at" series he threatens Hitler to perform nasty acts on him such as farting on his face all because Hitler refuses him to give absurdly large amount of food.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: "Fatty", "Fatass", "Snorlax", and "Sack of whale blubber".
  • Extreme Omnivore: He'll eat anything
  • Fat Bastard: He is extremely obese and focuses on nothing excepting eating his food (and stealing others' food as well).
  • Fat Idiot: He usually isn't depicted very bright.
  • Heavy Sleeper: 12 hours of sleep is not enough for him, apparently.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: He's tried to eat human beings before, such as Hitler and Fegelein.
  • The Load: Never does anything that doesn't involve eating, and sometimes fails at even that, like the time he tried and (he so claimed) failed to eat Fegelein. Hitler repeatedly refers to him as a worthless tub of lard.
  • The Quiet One: Subverted. In the beginning, all of his appearances relied on one silent cameo, in which he grumpily looks on his watch, playing this trope straight. But later parodies featuring him utilize a behind the scenes interview with the actor, who's actually quite chatty.
  • The Starscream: Tried to betray Hitler and his fellows during War of the Hitlers to Real Life Adolf Hitler to save himself. He was punished for it by not being allowed to eat.
  • Suddenly Voiced: In some videos such as WonkyTonkBotty's parodies, he's voiced in the courtesy of Heavy Weapons Guy.
  • Villainous Glutton: Incredibly fat, unkempt, and terrible table manners. He'll sometimes steal others' food as well.
  • Your Answer to Everything: Eating.

Wilhelm Keitel
Another Wehrmacht general who's known for not emoting a lot.

Martin Bormann
Reichsleiter and personal secretary to Hitler. He generally tends to inform Hitler about bad news, as well as scrape his chair across the floor.

Wilhelm Mohnke

A Brigadier General in the SS.

  • The Stoic: Much like Keitel, he always keeps a straight face and no-nonsense attitude.
  • Troll: When Hitler started a "Hitler Helpline", Mohnke appears twice. The first time he calls the helpline himself to request someone tell Hitler to stop asking them to find Berlin while they're in Berlin and that he's making them all look stupid with this waste of time. When Hitler asked him if he's aware he's talking to the Fuhrer, Mohnke replies "yes". The second time is when Goebbels calls up the helpline but is interrupted by Mohnke's arrival, and Goebbels asks if Mohnke has something to ask the helpline too. Mohnke (knowing Hitler can hear him over the phone) bluntly states the helpline doesn't actually help anyone.
  • Yes-Man: Hitler once briefly replaced Jodl with Mohnke as a plan adviser, as the latter would only accept his plans instead of rejecting them.

Ernst-Robert Grawitz

An SS doctor who sometimes informs Hitler before Gunsche does, or he makes a request that the Fuhrer dismisses.

Albert Speer
An architect, inventor, and salesman who works for the highest bidder.
  • Affably Evil: He may help Fegelein out with antics, but boy does he sure do it with class.
  • Arms Dealer: Often supplies Fegelein and Himmler with antic related items, and probably created the Pencil of Doom for Hitler. In fact, he is called as the "Antic Dealer" by the Untergangers.
  • Bearer of Bad News: He's the one who often informs Hitler of the deaths of famous people. Notable for being the only times Hitler doesn't fly into a rant but rather sits in solemn and even tearful silence.
  • The Casanova: Is the essential playboy of the bunker, able to woo really any woman, rivalling Fegelein.
  • Covert Pervert: Stares at Traudl's breasts quite often.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: "Speerhead", "Speerarse", "Spare", and "Spear".
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Sometimes responsible for some of the Schizo Tech floating around.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: Sometimes he aids Hitler, sometimes he aids Fegelein, though most parodists revolve around the latter.
  • Honest John's Dealership
  • Magic Wand: Constructs one for Hitler in "Hitler Becomes a Wizard". It doesn't exactly end well.
  • Mentor Archetype: Tries to be this for Hitler in the above parody, but the latter brushes him off.
    Speer: I'm disappointed in you. I didn't create this wand so you could wave it around like a toy! You're better than this. Remember, with great power comes great responsibility!
    Hitler: Whatever you say, Uncle Ben.
  • The Reliable One: Despite often teaming up with Fegelein, Hitler seems to respect him more than just about anyone else in the Bunker.
  • Time Machine: Several videos have shown him inventing one, which often ends up being used by Fegelein.

Traudl Junge
Hitler's secretary, and the most desired woman among her male colleagues.

Gerda Christian
The other secretary and best friend of Traudl. Almost always cried whenever Hitler starts to rant.
  • Badass Adorable: Despite crying a lot, she has vocally made it clear in some videos that she will not stand for Fegelein's shenanigans.
  • Big Eater: She eats more than Goering!
  • Butt-Monkey: Is treated as the "Meg Griffin" of the bunker.
  • Cry Cute: Some of the characters even make note of this.
  • Damsel in Distress: Plays this role in several videos that depict Gunsche going up against Fegelein.
  • Drama Queen: During the Original Bunker Scene, Hitler's ranting always drives Gerda to tears, while Traudl comforts her.
  • Friendship Moment: She is always quick to comfort Traudl whenever she's having a breakdown at Eva's parties, as well as help her escape when the building gets hit by an artillery shell.
  • Gasshole: Apparently, she gets extremely gassy after eating taco bell. Much to the annoyance of Hitler.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Traudl.
  • Informed Deformity: She isn't considered to be as pretty as Traudl.
  • Prone to Tears: Gerda cries A LOT for pretty much no reason most of the time.
  • Your Answer to Everything: Crying.

Eva Braun
Hitler's loving wife, who always supports him no matter what crazy hell she's put through.

Magda Goebbels
Joseph Goebbels' wife, with whom they have six kids.
  • Catchphrase: "BITTE!" note 
  • Dodge the Bullet: Walks around in circles so fast that she's able to dodge Burgdorf's bullets without even putting much effort into it.
  • Drama Queen: She has a habit of personally kneeling, begging, and crying at Hitler's feet (very literally).
  • Embarrassing Nickname: "Mrs. Skeletor" and "Mother Marowak".
  • Kubrick Stare: Like her husband, she has her own Stare of Doom.
  • Mrs. Robinson: Is this to nearly all the characters. There is not one man or woman that she has not laid eyes on.
  • Nervous Wreck: A side-effect to her and Goebbels' loyalty to Hitler.
  • Neutral Female: Cares very little for what ever Hitler or Fegelein is up to.
  • Really Gets Around: She has cheated on Skeletor multiple times with people including Hitler, Eva, Traudl, Gerda, and Speer.
  • A Foursome Is Hot: How she convinces Hitler to let her "spend time" with Eva in the aforementioned video, as she offers to throw Traudl and Gerda in as well.
  • Unwanted Spouse: Both she and Skeletor share a mutual disliking of eachother, with them both eventually wanting to find someone new.
  • Your Answer to Everything: Whining.

Karl Koller
Chief of the General Staff of the Luftwaffe, whom Hitler tends to talk to and get angry with on the phone often.

    Minor Characters 

Walther Hewel
German diplomat and personal friend to Hitler. Attempts to commit suicide often.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: "Hewel the Weasel" and "Ambassador to Nowhere".
  • Lazy Bum: Will sometimes disregard Hitler's tasks, including flat-out refusing to kill Fegelein in this video.
  • Mr. Exposition: Serves this role in several videos, to the point where Himmler tends to use him to explain everything to Hitler.
  • The Prankster: In real life, Hewel actually loved antics (with Joachim von Ribbentrop being his most frequent victim), thus making him historically, the real "Antic Master". In the Parodies, he's the ringleader of the "Bunker Jokes" Series where he and some officials get drunk and mock various Downfall characters.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: Himmler is this to him, as he always tries to make him do odd tasks for Hitler.
  • The Storyteller: Hitler has him read bedtime stories to him every night before he falls asleep.
  • Unexplained Recovery: Despite committing suicide via cyanide and a bullet to the head, he always ends up returning.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: He usually is always the one to tell Hitler to look on the brighter side of things when Bormann informs him of bad news.

Helmuth Weidling
General of the Wermacht Heer and in charge of Berlin's defense. Is known to usually come in to save Fritzsche's life from Burgdorf's several thousand attempts to shoot him.

Heinz Linge
Hitler's own valet, who frequently does virtually nothing except opening up the door to Hitler's office.

Hitler's dog, whom he often gives tasks to that his other generals couldn't do.

Robert Ritter von Greim

Commander of the sixth Luftflotte that can frequently be seen eating dinner with Hitler.
  • The Ditz: He usually isn't portrayed as being very smart.
  • General Failure: Is generally considered to be completely incompetent and incapable of doing anything useful.
  • Yes-Man: Will usually go along with anything Hitler says.

Hanna Reitsch

A German aviatrix that always tags along with Ritter von Greim to Hitler's dinners.
  • Adorkable: Just look at her in the "Hitler explains" videos and try not to squee.
  • The Ditz: Like von Greim, she isn't seen as being particularly bright.
  • Yes-Woman: She also agrees with Hitler's explanations.

Rochus Misch

Radio operator of the bunker who frequently plays a minimal role in things.
  • Catchphrase: "To Marshal Zhukov?"
  • Character Outlives Actor: His actor, Heinrich Schmieder, died in 21 July 2010. The real-life Misch died in 5 September 2013, more than 3 years after Schmieder's death.note 
  • In-Series Nickname: The Telegram Guy
  • The Quiet One: Has only one line in the parodies.

Hans Fritzsche

Nazi official whom Burgdorf has tried to shoot millions of times, but always fails.

Peter Högl

An SS officer who pulls Fegelein out of bed to arrest him. He often attempts to execute Fegelein, but usually fails. This is either due to Fegelein supposedly being immortal, or pulling another one of his tricks.
  • Catch Phrase: "Grüppenführer, sie stehen unter arrest!" note 
  • More Dakka: He uses an MP40 submachine gun for executions.
  • Professional Killer: His job is to pretty much kill whoever gets on Hitler's nerves. Sadly, his biggest target (Fegelein) always eludes him.

Peter Kranz

A Hitler Youth member who's often seen fighting in the Berlin streets.

Goebbels children

The six kids of Joseph and Magda Goebbels. They consist of their son Helmut, and their daughters Holdine, Hildegard, Hedwig, Helga, and Heidrun.

Ernst-Günther Schenck

An SS colonel and doctor. One of the few actual heroic Nazis.
  • Demoted to Extra: Despite having a major role in the movie, he isn't used a lot in parodies; when he is, it's usually for a cameo.
  • Only Sane Man: In the "Assassination of Hitler" series, he's one of the few people that sees how pointless and hopeless the whole fight to become the new Fuhrer is.
  • Super Doc: In "Hitler and Operation Plumparossa", Hitler mentions that Schenck can cure them of their obesity.

Vasily Chuikov

A Soviet general who commands the Red Army forces invading Berlin. He is often seen meeting and talking with Hans Krebs, who is negotiating on Hitler's behalf.
  • Cavalry Refusal: During the "War of the Hitlers" series, Krebs goes to him trying to get reinforcements from the Soviet Union to fight off Real Life Adolf Hitler. However, Chuikov reveals he can't provide any assistance and instead needs to ask Krebs for Downfall Hitler's help, as at the same time the Soviet Union is being hammered by the Eastern Coalition and desperately needs both reinforcements and supplies.
  • Companion Cube: His closet, which he shoves a lot of people and objects into. He also has a box of army medals (which are sometimes actually candy) that he casually hands out to his subordinate officers to look more professional.
  • Hammerspace: His closet can contain an infinite amount of people in there, including the entire bunker staff or even a portal to Narnia.
  • Irony: The epilogue of the "War of the Hitler" series reveals after Stalin's death by Eastern Coalition forces, Chuikov becomes the new leader of the Soviet Union, and is ultimately forced to surrender unconditionally to the Coalition and leading to the collapse of the Soviet Union. Basically, he's in the same position the Nazis were in after Hitler's death when he demanded unconditional surrender.
  • Token Minority: He's the only Soviet Russian character who's referred to by name and has a speaking role.
  • Your Answer to Everything: Stuffing things in a closet.

Felix Steiner

An unseen SS general whose job is to help out Hitler with his plans, no matter how absurd they are.
  • General Failure: Played with depending on the parody. He usually fails to carry out Hitler's plans and tasks for some reason, but he does occasionally succeed (but then Hitler or one of the others screws it up). During the War of the Hitlers, he was mentioned by several in the Bunker as doing exceptionally well at facing off against the other Hitlers' armies, but was ultimately defeated by Adolf Hilter's forces.
  • The Ghost: Due to not having an actor in the original film, he is only mentioned and never seen. This has been lampshaded many times.

Walther Wenck

Another unseen Nazi commander who Hitler sometimes involves in his plans, but not as frequently as Steiner.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Near the end of "War of the Hitlers", Wenck manages to get all soldiers from all the fallen Hitlers under his banner, assembling a force of at least one million soldiers. He then saves the day for the Downfall Hitler, who nearly lost all hope.
  • The Ghost: Just like Steiner.
  • Irony: His role in the "War of the Hitlers" is effectively an Allohistorical Allusion to his Real Life self, as here he does provide the reinforcements Hitler desperately needs to turn the tide of the war back in his favor (ironically against another Hitler).
  • Spanner in the Works: Were it not for him gathering the large army, Downfall Hitler would have taken his own life in despair, essentially letting real life Hitler win the War of the Hitlers.

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Hitler Rants on TV Tropes

Based on the gag dialogue on top of the Hitler Rants page. A typical example of how the 2004 German war drama film Downfall (Der Utergang) is given new subtitles that change the scene's tone from serious to outright comedy.

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