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The closest thing to a protagonist in the series, Stephanie is an Allied scientist and spy. Working undercover in the Nazis' secret labs, she successfully steals the secret to creating Ubers, giving the Allies a fighting chance.

  • Anti-Hero: Had to do some pretty sick stuff bordering on Moral Event Horizon levels to maintain her cover.
  • The Atoner: To an extent. As she had to do some downright atrocious stuff to maintain her cover, she wants to defeat the Nazis partially to atone for that.
  • Badass Bookworm: A scientist who has evaded ruthless Nazis and even successfully killed Ubers by exploiting their weaknesses.
  • Badass Normal: She doesn't have any powers, but she's the first to successfully kill Ubers through conventional means. She claims she has potential powers at one point, but Word of God says she was lying.
  • Cigarette of Anxiety: She smokes like a chimney, but it's hard to blame her considering the circumstances.
  • Consummate Liar: Except for her reports on Uber development, just about everything Stephanie says is a mix of truths, half truths and lies. And that’s just to her allies and friends.
  • Death Seeker: She isn't exactly in a hurry to die just yet since the Nazis need to be dealt with first. But when Alan asks her if she would be so quick to sacrifice herself, she tells him that she is already a dead woman walking and that there would only be a better future after the war if people like her would be out of it.
  • Dye Hard: While undercover, Stephanie dyed her hair blonde to pass off as a Norwegian scientist and work undercover with the Nazis.
  • Hot Scientist: She's a skilled scientist and is certainly easy on the eyes.
  • I Need a Freaking Drink: Gillen himself once joked on his Tumblr that her true love is alcohol.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She's had her fair share of nude scenes.
  • Must Have Nicotine: See Cigarette of Anxiety.
  • Out, Damned Spot!: Although she did what she had to do to maintain her cover as a Nazi scientist and ensure the Allies would have a fighting chance at defeating the Axis Powers, she still feels sickened over the atrocities she committed during that time.
  • Redheaded Heroine: More of an anti-hero to be exact.
  • Self-Harm: Her forearms are covered in burn marks from the cigarettes she smokes, which is how she copes with her self-hatred and shame of her previous actions.
  • Sexy Spectacles: Her glasses are part of her appeal.

    Maria Andreevna/Katyusha 
The first Soviet Battleship, Maria was a considerably talented sniper before her enhancement. After her enhancement, she becomes one of the most volatile and important Battleships in the war.

  • An Arm and a Leg: She lost her right hand during Sieglinde's bombardment of Berlin, but fully regenerates it during her activation as a Battleship-class Uber.
  • Anti-Hero: She is the only Uber in the series who has used her powers to help and protect civilians... however, she's also quickly turning into a Smug Super and Wild Card.
  • Berserk Button: Don't threaten the nice elderly peasant couple that took her in. Just... don't.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Maria is a very odd little lady, but unless you want to be blown to bits, don't cross her.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: She appears to be a silly young woman at first glance, but she is a deadly sniper. She still qualifies after becoming a battleship.
  • Can't Kill You, Still Need You: Part of what feeds in to her later Smug Super tendencies is her believe that Stalin and the Soviets are dependent on her due to her abilities to keep them in the war. She's right at first, but Stalin has her killed the minute she's pushed the Germans and Japanese out of Russia, knowing that he has enough Battleships personally loyal to him to keep the war going without her.
  • Career-Ending Injury: She laments the loss of her hand for finishing her role as a sniper. She grows it back after her enhancement.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Maria is very quirky and not all there.
  • Came Back Strong: Played with. When she took her first small sample of Woden's Blood, she appeared to die, with blood spurting from her orifices. In reality, she is a Battleship-class Uber candidate and was simply knocked out unconscious.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: The Woden's Blood turned her from a feared sniper to something on a whole new level.
  • Enemy Mine: It's clear she's only working with the Soviet government because they share a common enemy with the Nazis. The Soviet commanders are all too aware of this and fear what could happen once the Reich is defeated.
  • Expy: A darker interpretation of Invasion #16 would have her as not a Messianic Archetype, but more Doctor Manhattan.
  • Friendly Sniper: "Friendly" is a major stretch, but she can be personable and nice if she likes you. And her skills made her feared by other soldiers twice her size even before her enhancement.
  • A God Am I: After she annihilates Moscow, turns Stalin into a statue of Woden's Blood and heals Leah's irreparably crippled leg, Leah begs her not to play God. Maria answers "Heh. Do not worry. There is no "play"."
  • Glass Cannon: Although her exact ratio of Physical to Halo activations is unknown, it clearly favors the latter, which would imply she is more fragile than the Nazi Battleships. She's still tough enough to weather grenade-level explosions without a scratch, though.
  • Green Thumb: Katyusha causes a bed of roses to grow from mud with her halo to make a joke.
  • Healing Factor: As previously mentioned, she grows back her arm on being activated, and comes back to life shortly after being severely burned and apparently killed by a halo attack from her treacherous apprentices. It's unclear whether this is a healing factor in the normal sense, or use of her incredibly powerful halo abilities to perform self-surgery.
  • I Fight for the Strongest Side: A flashback showed Maria receiving advice from her grandmother (an anarchist and sniper who fought in the Russian Revolution) to fight for the side with the biggest guns. Now that Maria has become a big gun in Human Weapon measurements, she is fighting for herself.
  • Just the First Citizen: After dissolving the Soviet Union, Leah asks if she is going to declare herself as "tsarina" but Maria denies it, preferring to be referred to as "protector" instead, wanting an anarchist state with herself in place to defend Russia against outside interference.
  • The Kingslayer: She kills Stalin after he tries to have her killed.
  • Long-Range Fighter: Her specialty due to her lesser physical enhancement.
  • Meaningful Name: A Katyusha was a type of Soviet rocket artillery. Rather apt nickname for someone who is now a living artillery piece. Maria complains that it's a poor comparison however, because she's a precision sniper while Katyusha rockets were notoriously inaccurate and used for sudden 'saturation' bombardments.
  • Messianic Archetype: Becomes blatant after she resurrects three days after her apparent betrayal and assassination, kills Stalin, tells Leah to get up and walk, and takes over Russia. Lampshaded by the wraparound variant cover of the issue where it happens, which depicts her as Christ in a "Last Supper" Steal with Olesya as Judas Iscariot. Author's notes express surprise at how people didn't pick up on things like her wandering for 40 days in the desert (or tundra, in this case).
  • Ms. Fanservice: She's had some nude scenes of her own.
  • Mundane Utility: Maria is able to use her halo powers to create an edible substance from the mud which allowed her to survive for long periods without normal food, as well as to help a poor starving couple.
  • Omniglot: Unless she's just trolling, she strongly hints in her conversations with English-speakers in Invasion #14 that she can somehow cause them to understand her Russian as English, possibly through some variant on Geltmensch Lie to the Beholder powers.
  • Not Worth Killing: Her eventual reaction to both Sieglinde and Yamato.
  • Pet the Dog: Overkill aside, she is genuine and well-meaning in protecting the nice old couple who take her in.
  • Pintsized Powerhouse: Even after her activation, she doesn't undergo many physical changes aside from adding a few inches to her height.
  • President Superhero: After being betrayed by Stalin, she outright usurps control over the USSR and declares herself the new state's "Protector".
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: In contrast to the blonde haired Sieglinde.
  • Robbing the Dead: She's introduced being shown to loot watches off dead bodies and wearing stolen uniforms.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Supernatural Powers!: Maria doesn't appear to take orders, rules, or morality as a polite suggestion. While her superiors can make requests, she views their command as having no true power over her.
  • Smug Super: Katyusha enjoys lording her greater powers over the Soviet government, as she at last has control over her life.
  • Squishy Wizard: See Glass Cannon above.
  • The Starscream: After the Soviets attempted to pull You Have Outlived Your Usefulness, she turned against them completely, proceeded to singlehandedly demolished Moscow, killed Stalin and disintegrated the Soviet Union, becoming the effective ruler of Russia.
  • Story-Breaker Power: Her powers are so far beyond what any other Uber is capable of that she becomes the most powerful person in the Soviet Union, if not the world.
  • Third-Person Person: Frequently refers to herself in the third person, possibly as part of her quirkiness.
  • Unfriendly Fire: Gets unceremoniously haloed in the back by Olesya and two other Soviet supers after defeating the Japanese invasion. Though she seemingly perishes in the battle, it turns out she survives.
  • Wild Card: She becomes this due to her hatred of Stalin and being abused by the Soviet military, first for retreating against orders, and then for apparently being a "failed" Uber. Instead, she became a new kind of Battleship Uber and also can spontaneously generate Woden's Blood. This alone makes her one of the most important players in the new war, and now that she has became a Person of Mass Destruction, she is relishing the fact that she's no longer anyone else's to control. Stalin realized this and tried to have her killed, but failed. This was the final straw that pushed her to turn against the Soviet Union completely.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Unfortunately for her, Reality Ensues when Stalin, tired of her constantly disobeying orders and fearing her potential to rival him in power, has her assassinated the minute she's done successfully driving the Germans and Japanese out of Russia. She did survive however, and was very pissed.

    Patrick O'Connor/HMH Colossus 
The first American Battleship to be activated, only to be killed in battle against Sieglinde.

  • All-American Face: Practically like Captain America in fact.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: Makes more than a few passes at Stephanie, but is generally pretty respectful towards her.
  • Decoy Protagonist: Dies soon after he's introduced.
  • Gentle Giant
  • Mercy Kill: Has to get one after being horribly mutilated but not killed by Sieglinde. His skull is so tough it takes five hours to pierce it with an industrial drill.
  • Nice Guy: One of the few people who can be called such in this series.
  • Required Secondary Powers: Is deployed to Paris before his battleship enhancement is complete. Thus, while he has the strength and disruption halo of a battleship, he doesn't have the full durability of one. Reality Ensues in a very gruesome, horrifying and bloody fashion when he faces the fully-enhanced Sieglinde.
  • Too Good for This Sinful Earth: Stephanie seems to believe so.

    Leah Cohen/HMH Churchill 
A British Jew who volunteers for the Uber project to get back at the Nazis for the Holocaust.

  • The Big Guy: She becomes a hulking mass of muscle after her enhancement. She's also the most physically powerful Uber in the series so far.
  • Body Horror: Her enhancement turns her into a misshapen, hunchbacked giantess.
  • Determinator: Despite knowing the painful physical changes she'll endure and what it will do to her appearance, she goes through with her enhancement and sees it to the end.
  • Gentle Giant: After her enhancement, she's still a gentle soul.
  • Handicapped Badass: Despite lacking a leg, she's no less effective at killing Ubers. After Invasion #16, she is no longer a cripple as Maria healed her leg.
  • It's Personal: She despises the Nazis for their slaughtering of her people.
  • Mama Bear: She's very protective of Tamara.
  • Mighty Glacier: Although her musculature theoretically grants her tremendous speed, her full Physical activation set has resulted in skeletal deformities which make movement difficult and painful. In battle, other Ubers can play a game of "keep away" by using their superior agility to avoid Churchill's deadly grasp. Due to her extreme durability, it takes an hour of sustained Halo fire from 2 Cruiser-class Ubers just to damage a single knee tendon.
  • Nice Girl: One of the few most genuinely good hearted people in this series.
  • Nigh Invulnerable: Even by Uber standards, she's incredibly durable. One character says offhand that she could probably survive a nuclear explosion. Unfortunately, she shares their Achilles' Heel just like every other Uber, and she is effectively disabled after getting knee-capped.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: She has an intense fear of heights. This leads to problems when she has to jump out of a plane.

    Eamonn "Razor" O'Connor/USS Colossus 
Patrick O'Conner's little brother, also a Battleship potential.

  • An Arm and a Leg: Loses an arm to Siegmund, as the Nazi misinterprets his efforts to get him away from the Atomic Bomb as a fight
  • Big Brother Worship: He greatly admires and looks up to his big brother Patrick.
  • Break the Cutie: Poor, poor Razor.
  • Catapult Nightmare: Has one, and in the process, he accidentally releases a Halo blast that blows up a wall in his bedroom.
  • Child Soldier: He barely looks over eighteen.
  • Expy: In a way, he could be one for Bucky Barnes.
  • Fighting Irish: Albeit an American of Irish descent.
  • It's Personal: Zigzagged. He really does want to avenge his brother and stop the Axis from hurting any more people, but he's also scared out of his mind and worries that his work could be for nothing.
  • Legacy Character: Is named USS Colossus after his deceased brother.
  • Nice Guy: A sweet kid who really doesn't feel cut out for soldier duties.
  • Poor Communication Kills: Since he can't speak German, Siegmund misinterprets his attempts to get them away from the Atomic bomb as instigating a fight. He loses an arm and is heavily scarred for it.
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: The things he endured in Okinawa have not agreed with him. He has nightmares as a result.
  • There Is Another: After losing Patrick/HMH Colossus, the Allies are desperate for more Battleship potentials. They're very excited when they find Razor.
  • Youthful Freckles: He's got a smattering of freckles to emphasize his youth and relative innocence.

    Howard/HMH Dunkirk 
The first Allied Destroyer-class, he was originally a British parachute trooper.

  • Defiant to the End: He knows he can't take down two battleships, but rushes in to save Leah and then says to the enemy, "Now that the lady's left... let's have it, you fucking cunts."
  • Everyone Has Standards: He is pretty disgusted at Duncan suggesting to harvest Leah's skeleton to produce some anti-Uber armor.
  • Eyepatch of Power: He wears one over his left-eye, though thankfully he still has a spare to use his halo effect.
  • Flash Step: When he moves, he appears like he is teleporting.
  • Lightning Bruiser: His tremendous speed is emphasized when he retrieves two injured Ubers in the middle of a battle at such insane speed without being caught by enemies and while he is not Battleship-level, he is strong enough to lift a massive Leah and throw her over a huge distance.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Sacrifices his life to save Leah by throwing her away from the battle after she is disabled by Sieglinde and Sigmund. He tries to take them on afterwards, but he is quickly torn apart.
  • Nice Guy: Likely the most friendly character in the comic, offering to hold Leah's hand when she admits she is afraid of flying when asked to jump out of an airplane.
  • Officer and a Gentleman: Despite being a hardened soldier who's seen combat against the German Ubers, he still manages to be polite and supportive for Leah when dealing with her fear of heights.

    Vernon Rivers/USS Bluestone 
An African American Battleship Potential/Heavy Cruiser, activated at reduced level due to America's institutional racism.

  • Badass Family: His younger brother Freddie is also a potential battleship candidate activated as a Heavy Cruiser.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: At least at first. When told they'll be activated, Freddie is ecstatic, while Vernon, being a veteran, has a much more subdued response, and tempers his brother's enthusiasm.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Supernatural Powers!: A mild examples, Vernon uses his status as one of the US's most powerful enhanced humans to flout minor rules and regulations, knowing there's not anything his commanding officer can do about it if he plays cards in the barracks or what have you.
  • Sole Survivor: Of the ship sending high-potential candidates back to the US for activation.
  • "World of Cardboard" Speech: A minor one to himself, realizing he can't even punch a wall because the shrapnel could kill someone.

    Tamara Giral/HMH Britannia 
A young British girl and Battleship Candidate.

  • Badass Family: Her parents are both Uber potentials, with her father being a Destroyer Candidate. Or rather, were.
  • Break the Cutie: Her country is razed to the ground by the Nazis, her parents and brother are killed, she nearly is killed herself by Stephanie to prevent her from falling into the Nazis' hands as a potential Battleship, her activation runs the risk of killing her or turning her into a deformed being like Leah - which thankfully doesn't happen.
  • Child Soldier: She's 13 and Britain's second Battleship potential.
  • Like a Daughter to Me: To Leah. So much so that if Tamara's activation ever went wrong, she promised she'd kill everyone who put her through it (including General Patton) before killing herself.
  • Plot-Relevant Age-Up: Played for Drama. The activation process speeds up her physical aging process, making her look like a young woman, but she's still mentally 13, and she feels extremely uncomfortable with the looks the soldiers give her.
  • Younger than She Looks: Following her activation, she looks like a woman in her late teens/early twenties, but is still only 13 years old.

    Josef Stalin 
The General Secretary of the Soviet Union.

  • A Million Is a Statistic: How he justifies jumpstarting the Soviets' own Uber program fast enough to confront the Nazis.
  • Superpower Russian Roulette: An almost literal example as he forces every one of the 420,000 soldiers who fled from the Ubers to take Woden's Blood without testing them, which goes about as well as expected when only a hundred survive while the rest die horribly, in an attempt to forestall any German advancement into Soviet territory.
  • Taken for Granite: Katyusha transforms him into a statue of Woden's Blood.
  • Token Evil Teammate: At least on Allies side, who may not be a moral paragon, Josef Stalin himself being shown as callous and ruthless out of all the leaders.
  • We Have Reserves: By the time the series takes place, the Soviet Union already suffered extremely heavy casualties (more so than any other nation in the war) and yet Stalin doesn't hesitate to sacrifice a few more hundreds of thousands to get his own Uber army.


Axis Powers

    Klaudia Hoch/Sieglinde 
One of the three German Battleships. Klaudia was married to a soldier named Leon, who was rendered brain-dead and then killed by the Allies in the war. Swearing revenge, she took on the enhancements to become a living weapon.

  • Anti-Villain: All that drives her is a burning hatred of the Allies, especially the Brits and Churchill. However, she takes no pleasure in her work.
  • The Baroness: Certainly has the look of the sexpot type.
  • Boobs of Steel: She's very well-endowed, with the physical power of a Kryptonian.
  • Crusading Widow: She wants revenge against the Allies for killing her beloved husband Leon.
  • Dark Action Girl: Vicious, ruthless, cold and plows through everything in her path.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: She's disgusted with Siegfried's sadism, though that didn't stop her from having sex with him before being sent out on a possible suicide mission (although it was purely for physical release purposes).
  • Evil Cripple: After her fight with Katyusha injured her enough to leave her unable to walk.
    • Later revealed that she can walk, but seems to need a cane to do so.
  • Handicapped Badass: Sieglinde was heavily disfigured and became wheel-chair bound following her defeat at Katyusha's hands. While she can no longer fight physically, her halo effect powers are still available and she uses them to great effect, such as using it to create a fortress out of mud and dirt.
    • Later we see that she's more-or-less fully recovered, albeit she still needs a cane and is heavily disfigured.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Was a relatively sweet girl who just wanted to live a simple life with her beloved husband Leon. When she loses him, she dedicates herself to making the people responsible pay.
  • Mundane Utility: She actually used her halo effect to turn her hair blonde.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Aside from a few full frontal nudity scenes, she's also quite prone to Clothing Damage. And given her status as an Uber, she also doubles as an Amazonian Beauty.
  • Spy Catsuit: She gets a tailored and form-fitting uniform that comes close to qualifying as this.
  • Statuesque Stunner: A tall, buxom blonde Amazon lady.
  • Two-Faced: After her fight with Katyusha leaves her with burn scars on half of her body, she's forced to wear a metal faceplate to hide it in public.
  • Vengeance Feels Empty: Increasingly feels like this as more time passes. She's close to even becoming a full-on Death Seeker.

    Markus Jung/Siegfried 
The second German Battleship. A gleeful sadist, he's Hitler's personal favorite.

  • Asshole Victim: Siegfried is the first Nazi Battleship to die in the comic, and nothing short of a Cruel and Unusual Death could finish him off. And he definitely deserved it.
  • Ax-Crazy: He's downright murderous and sadistic. Even Sieglinde and Siegmund are disgusted by him.
  • Child Soldier: He's 14 at the time of his death, explaining quite a few things.
  • Creepy Blue Eyes: What else would you expect from a Nazi Uber?
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Siegfried is set upon by the newly-minted Zephyr Ubers, who cut at him with diamond-edged blades hundreds of thousands of times, until he's bleeding out from a multitude of wounds and has half his face blown up when his eye is sliced mid-halo. And one of the last things he sees is Siegmund turning his back, ordered to withdraw and leave Siegfried to his Death by a Thousand Cuts.
  • Death by Disfigurement: Even though Ubers can survive worse, you just know his time is up when half his face gets blown up.
  • Enfante Terrible: He committed his first murder at the tender age of twelve.
    • The reveal that he's only 14 when he dies keeps him in this territory.
  • Dirty Coward: Heavily implied to be this, looking terrified at the prospect of facing Maria while Sieglinde looked merely resigned and likely fears fighting any peer opponent who could hurt him in a fair fight.
  • Freudian Excuse: His entire childhood was filled with nothing but secondhand hate speeches and resentment that was hammered into him by his mother due to the loss of her husband and how Germany was screwed over after World War 1, and thus she instilled in Siegfried a fiendish hatred for anything and everything that would bring ruin to his country. This was mostly a lie. He was conceived after a random affair.
  • Karmic Death: Of a symbolic sort, in that the Zephyrs that put him down are black American soldiers.
  • Momma's Boy: Issue #0 shows that he was close to his mother due to his father having died in WW1.
  • Pretty Boy: Mostly under Gabriel Andrade's art style, which makes him look a little more youthful. Could also count as Hot Guys Are Bastards as well.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: He takes utter childlike glee in killing everything in front of him. Which makes perfect sense when you discover that he's really 14.
  • Sadist: Is he ever! His bloodlust and lack of restraint when he kills other soldiers, POWs and defenseless civilians alike make it obvious why he's Hitler's favorite.
  • Slasher Smile: Has a truly disturbing one when he kills people. He even had one when he committed his first murder.
  • Sociopathic Soldier: Is very much a Type 2, with a few smatterings of the Type 1.
  • Taking You with Me: When he is mortally wounded by the Zephyr Ubers, he attempts to kill them in one last-ditch effort. The last surviving Zephyr pushes his power to the limit to repeatedly cut Siegfried.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Among the German Battleships, he's this. Sure, they're far from pillars of morality themselves (what with being Nazis and all), but Siegmund and Sieglinde definitely don't relish in the carnage they create like he does.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: He's as strong as any other Battleship but his powers aren't quite as focused as Siegmund or Sieglinde's. In fact, when they do come to blows, Siegmund is able to subdue Siegfried and points out that Siegfried has no real chance against an equally powered opponent since he just wantonly uses his powers to kill weaker people.
  • Younger Than They Look: Much like Tamara, he's only 14 when fighting on the frontline, but looked much more matured thanks to his activation.

    Werner Frei/Siegmund 
The third German Battleship. Keeping to himself and focused, he's an enigma even to his fellow Battleships.

  • A Lighter Shade of Black: He's still a Nazi, but compared to Hitler and especially Siegfried, he's one of the few characters out there who possesses something resembling a moral compass.
  • Ambiguously Gay: Possibly. At the end of Volume 1, he furiously talks of all the men he loved who died because of Hitler, either in battle or in the concentration camps. All said to Hitler's face as he prepares to kill him.
    • Confirmed by a narrative text in issue 17 of Invasion, explicitly mentioning he is a homosexual.
  • An Arm and a Leg: Loses an arm from an assault by 90 Soviet tankmen due to Death of a Thousand Cuts.
  • And I Must Scream: He takes a nuke hit directly to his face and even that isn't enough to kill him... Unfortunately, that would have been a kinder fate as he was melted into an still conscious pile of mush.
  • Anti-Villain: Siegmund is a type one, being decidedly disgusted by the carnage he sees and partakes in, and utterly despises Siegfried for his cruelty, brutality, and fanaticism. He also attempts to console and guide Sieglinde as best he can, and overall appears as an honest soldier trying to defend his country. However, he is still a Nazi soldier fighting for a regime that he knows is pure evil... or so it seems. In fact, his plan from the start was to gain an audience with Hitler and secretly kill him for his tactical incompetence which caused so many of Siegmund's friends to die in the Eastern Front.
  • Badass Gay: If we are to interpret his talking of the men he loved died because of Hitler as romantic love. May also be confirmed by Word of Gay.
  • Defector from Decadence: He defects to the Allies in Invasion #11, making him the first Battleship in the war to become a POW.
  • Deliberate Values Dissonance: The narration brings up his homosexuality in the same sentence as his past acts as a mass-murderer with the Nazis as a reason why the public would never accept him, leading to the Allies double-crossing him and trying to get him killed during their invasion of Japan.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Like Sieglinde, Siegmund is disgusted by the level of sadistic glee that Siegfried takes in his atrocities, and wasn't particularly upset at being ordered to retreat when the Zephyrs bested Siegfried in Invasion #7.
  • Handicapped Badass: Siegmund loses an arm in a Soviet ambush, but seals the wound so he can flee and recuperate. He's back on the frontlines before long.
  • The Kingslayer: Ends up being the one to kill Hitler.
  • Poor Communication Kills: He misinterprets Razor's attempt to get them both away from an atomic bomb detonation during his defection as instigating a fight, which results in him severing Razor's right arm and severely crippling him.
  • The Reveal: Just as Hitler is celebrating Churchill's death, Siegmund reveals that he is not, in fact, Werner Frei, the hero of Kursk, but rather an as yet unnamed veteran of Stalingrad who blames Hitler for leading Germany to ruin. He then melts Hitler's lips shut to stop him calling for help and kills him in such a way as to make it look like a natural death.
  • Rewarded as a Traitor Deserves: The Allies set him up as bait for their invasion of Tokyo, counting on The Japanese to use the Uranium from the unexploded Fat-Man atomic bomb to try and kill him. The Japanese do wind up using the bomb, but it doesn't kill him.

    Hideki Yoshida/Yamato 
A Japanese Uber who starts to feel the weight of the war on his conscience.

    Adolf Hitler 
The Fuhrer of the Third Reich.

  • Ate His Gun: He was on the verge of doing this in the first chapter when the Battle of Berlin was about to be lost.
  • Bullying the Dragon: Hitler repeatedly insults and belittles Siegmund, a nine-foot-tall nigh-invincible superhuman who can kill him with a glance. He even shrieks at him in fury when he quietly points out someone has come to give him an important message. Siegmund does not put up with this, eventually killing him (though he was going to do it anyways).
  • Historical Villain Upgrade: Hitler watches in glee hundreds of Soviet POWs being executed by Siegfried at his orders. In real life, he never personally oversaw any of the atrocities he ordered, though it likely had less to do squeamishness and more to do Plausible Deniability.
  • Make It Look Like an Accident: Siegmund kills him by inducing a cardiac arrest which will appear as if he died of natural causes.
  • The Sociopath: Almost competes with Siegfried in this regard.


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