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Introduced in Beyond Castle Wolfenstein

    Adolf Hitler 
Adolf Hitler is the Allied Soldier's primary target, hidden deep and secure inside Wolf's Lair.
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Introduced in Wolfenstein 3D and Spear of Destiny

    Hans Grosse 
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"Guten tag!"

A large Nazi enforcer wearing a blue powered armor who is fought at the entrance of Wolfenstein castle. Later, in secret levels, B.J. encoutners his "clones", other power-armored enforcers.


  • 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.
  • Gatling Good: Dual wields two gatling guns.
  • Meaningful Name: Grosse means "big" in German.
  • Powered Armor: Blue variant.
  • Palette Swap: He has a brother and sister, whose models are very similar, yet differ in details. The death animation and corpse is almost identical and their behavior and stats are completely identical.
  • You Killed My Father: Episode 5 shows that Hans has a grudge against B.J. for killing his sister Gretel in combat.

    Dr. Schabbs 
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An evil Nazi scientist responsible for the creation of the mutants (undead, surgically-modified soldiers).


  • Composite Character: He's Josef Mengele with Hermann Goering's physique and Heinrich Himmler's glasses.
  • Damage-Sponge Boss: On the 2 higher difficulties he has much more health than other bosses (1.5x and 2x normal), most likely to compensate for his lack of hitscan attacks. He even has more health than the 2 final bosses of Spear of Destiny, who are also much tougher than normal.
  • Deadly Doctor: A classic example of this trope.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: A villain with glasses.
  • Large and in Charge: Like all other bosses, noticably bigger than common enemies.
  • Mad Scientist: Creates undead zombie soldiers.
  • Zombify the Living: He flings syringes full of a "corpsokinetic animation serum". If B.J. Blazkowicz loses all of his health to a syringe, his HUD portrait turns an ashen color as he becomes an undead mutant like those fought throughout the level.

    Adolf Hitler (Wolfenstein 3D
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"Die, Allied schweinehund!"

The Führer himself, and the final (at least, chronologically) boss of the original Wolfenstein game. Encountered in the last level of third episode. ID Software later released three more prequel episodes, so Hitler is not the last nor the hardest of bosses, but certainly the most memorable. He is protected by "Fake Hitlers", moving automatons equipped with flamethrowers.


  • Authority Equals Asskicking: As the Highest Value Target. Once you blow up his Powered Armor, he's only about 1/2th as tough as the regular bosses, but with extra dakka. He's still got several times as much health as the Elite Mooks and wields dual miniguns, though.
  • Climax Boss: Fought at the end of Episode 3 in Wolfenstein 3D, exactly halfway through the game. However, since episodes 4, 5, and 6 are prequel missions, he is chronologically the Final Boss.
  • Flunky Boss: He has a handful of officers protecting him, plus his "Fake Hitlers".
  • Gatling Good: FOUR Gatling Guns, but this is only cosmetic (and temporary), and does not actually double his firepower. The Mech suit is an excuse to give him a lot more Hit Points than most bosses.
  • Glass Cannon: Once you get him out of his power armor, he's only got about half has much health compared to other bosses as well as being somewhat smaller, but is noticeably faster and still dual-wields miniguns just like the Grosse siblings.
  • Gorn: Disintegrates into a squishy pile of goo and organs upon death in the classic Wolfenstein 3D encounter.
  • Guns Akimbo: Exaggerated. He carries four Gatling Guns when in his Powered Armor. When that's destroyed, he's reduced to just a pair of Gatling Guns.
  • Historical-Domain Character: Again: Duh.
  • Large and in Charge: Noticeably smaller than other bosses... but still a good head taller than the Elite Mooks, and just as large as other bosses when in his mecha armor.
  • More Dakka: Uses four miniguns; however this is purely cosmetic, and he has the same damage output as the other bosses.
  • Powered Armor: Uses a mecha suit.
  • Stupid Jetpack Hitler: More like "Stupid Power Armor Hitler". It's even the page's picture.

    Otto Giftmacher 
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"Eine kleine Amerikaner!"

A Nazi officer and a scientist responsible for chemical warfare. He is the boss of fourth episode (one of three "prequel episodes").


  • Hand Cannon: He's armed with a pistol that shoots rockets.
  • Large and in Charge: His uniform is almost the same as the one officers wear, but he is much larger than any common enemy.
  • Lean and Mean: Despite his large height, he's actually normally proportioned, compared to the other bosses (other than Hitler) who are either extremely muscular or extremely fat.
  • Light Is Not Good: He wears a white uniform just like the regular Officers/Lightning Guards.
  • Meaningful Name / Bilingual Bonus: "Giftmacher" translates to "Poison maker"
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    Gretel Grosse 
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"Kein durchgang!"

The sister of Hans Grosse, Gretel is a female Nazi enforcer, tasked with guarding chemical warfare plans. She appears similar to her brother, only wearing a pink powered armor. She's the boss of the fifth episode.


  • Brawn Hilda: She's basically Hans Grosse with braids, makeup and breasts.
  • Gatling Good: Dual wields two gatling guns.
  • Kaizo Trap: Like Hans, she drops the key to the exit when you kill her. Unlike Hans, when you open said exit door you'll find a platoon of Elite Mooks waiting behind it to ambush you.
  • Powered Armor: Pink female version!
  • Palette Swap: Of Hans and Trans, but with not so noticable differences.

    General Fettgesicht 
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"Erlauben sie, bitte!"

The final boss of the original Wolfenstein 3D (in episode six, after an update - originally, game had only three episodes with Hitler as final boss). The general plans to start chemical war and must be assassinated.


  • Dual Wielding: He fights with a minigun in one hand and a rocket launcher pistol in the other.
  • Fat Bastard: His name, in fact, translates to "Fat face".
  • Final Boss: After the update, upstaging Adolf Hitler himself, though Hitler is still the last boss chronologically since the Nocturnal Missions are a prequel.
  • Flunky Boss: He has normal boss health and isn't nearly as tough as Hitler or Spear of Destiny's Death Knight and Angel of Death. However, he's accompanied by a small army of guards and Elite Mooks.
  • Large and in Charge: Looks bigger than other bosses.
  • Palette Swap: Of Otto Giftmacher, with a brown uniform.

    Trans Grosse 
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/transgrosse_8.jpg
"Einer sprachschnitzer!"

A large Nazi enforcer wearing a green armor and another member of the Grosse family, the older one of his siblings. He is the first boss of the Spear of Destiny stand-alone expansion. Since Spear of Destiny is the prequel, he is chronologically the first Nazi boss to die by B.J. hands.


  • Meaningful Name: His name could be translated as "beyond big".
  • Gatling Good: Dual wields two gatling guns, like other two members of the family.
  • Powered Armor: The green one, and the most intimidating compared to his family. It has large spikes on shoulders.
  • Palette Swap: Of Hans and Gretel, but with not-so-noticable differences.
  • Shoulders of Doom: His armor has prominent shoulders with spikes on them.
  • So Last Season: His stats are identical to that of Hans, Gretel, and the other Wolfenstein 3D bosses, while the other Spear of Destiny bosses are noticeably tougher, faster, and/or better armed.

    Barnacle Wilhelm 
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"Ach so!"

The second boss of Spear of Destiny, he is... a Nazi officer... or enforcer? Nothing at all is stated about him.


  • Gatling Good: In one of his hands, the other holds a pistol-rocket-launcher.
  • Giant Space Flea from Nowhere: Beside his name, nothing is known about his position in Nazi regime.
  • Large and in Charge: Second boss of Spear of Destiny, with some back-up.
  • Palette Swap: His movements, attacks and stats are based on General Fettgesicht, the final and the hardest boss of original Wolfenstein 3D.

    The Übermutant 
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The Übermutant is Dr. Schabbs' ultimate creation. While basic mutants are undead people with rifles grafted into their stomachs, this monstrosity looks like large, four-armed man with a meat cleaver in each hand and with a minigun implanted into his chest.


  • 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.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: His cell is filled with human bones and meat.
  • Frankenstein's Monster: Looks very much like a classic depiction of Frankenstein's creature, minus the arms and Gatling gun.
  • Gatling Good: Implanted in his chest.
  • King Mook: To other mutants.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Has standard boss health and damage output, but is the fastest enemy in the entire game.
  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous: Has four arms. Each one of them holds a meat cleaver.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Four-armed man, with knives and a minigun in his chest, who is incredibly fast and silent... the latter means you could enter his room and realize too late that you're not alone.
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    SPOILER BOSSES 

Death Knight

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"Tod ist mein Leben!"

The Death Knight is the last human boss in Spear of Destiny. He is in charge of guarding the Spear of Destiny. Well equipped, this guy is here to give you one hell of a fight.


  • Blood Knight: He even introduces himself by shouting that "death is my life".
  • Gatling Good: Has two Gatling Guns and two shoulder-mounted rocket launchers.
  • Powered Armor: Similar to Grosse family, but black, with helmet and rocket launchers!
  • Large and in Charge: Guards the Spear of Destiny and seems to be an important Nazi himself.

Angel of Death

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"Prove your worth, human!"

To end Spear of Destiny, you have to kill this infernal demon (or angel?) who trapped you in his nightmarish dimension filled with lost souls in order to test your might in combat.


  • True Final Boss: Appears after you defeated Death Knight and took the Spear of Destiny.
  • Big Red Devil: What he looks like.
  • Giant Space Flea from Nowhere: No one told you that after killing all the Nazis and that one guy in black power armor and finally obtaining the Spear of Destiny you will be teleported to what appears to be Hell and challenged by the Angel of Death himself.
  • Large and in Charge: Of his own dimension, infested with hostile spirits!
  • Worthy Opponent: When defeated, declares that "you may wield the spear."

Abigor

A demonic warlord that makes a pact with Adolf Hitler, who seeks knowledge of all the secrets of war. He also sends the Devil Incarnate to protect the Spear of Destiny during the events of The Ultimate Challenge.


Introduced in Return to Castle Wolfenstein

Nazis

    Wilhelm "Deathshead" Strasse 

Oberst-Gruppenführer Wilhelm Strasse

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"You call me "Deathshead". I don't like it. I'm a happy man, see? It doesn't sound right in English. Say it... correctly. Toten...kopf."
Voiced in English by: Robin Atkin Downes (Wolfenstein (2009)), Dwight Schultz (The New Order), Kaspar Eichel (speech in German in The New Order)
Voiced in Latin American Spanish by: Blas Garcia (The New Colossus)
Voiced In Japanese by: Yutaka Aoyama (The New Order and The New Colossus )

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


  • 0% Approval Rating: Absolutely NO ONE, not even other nazis, mourned his death in New Colossus. NO ONE. Considering that he is a mad scientist who gruesomely experiments on other people, most people were too afraid to stand up to him and other nazis are terrified of him.
  • 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.
  • Ax-Crazy: Don't be fooled by the man's pseudo-grandfatherly nature, this guy is a twisted motherfucker who takes gleeful and utterly depraved joy in doing what he does.
  • 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.
  • 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: Not a hair to be found on his head, and is undoubtedly one of the most vile characters in the franchise.
  • 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!"
    • If that's not enough, the mech suit he pilots in the final confrontation bears a striking resemblance to the one used by Hitler when that line was used.
  • Classic Villain: Pride and Ambition for him, with an emphasis on the former.
  • Cool Old Guy: 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.
  • Deadly Doctor: Clearly takes far too much glee in his experimentation on the human body. Poor Fergus/Wyatt.
  • Defiant to the End: In The New Order:
    "I will never kneel to you!"
  • Die Laughing: In The New Order.
  • Dragon-in-Chief: It's strongly implied in The New Order that by 1960, while he isn't the Fuhrer, he's the one calling the shots in the Third Reich.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: No, not him. Other nazis are too terrified or uncomfortable around him considering his psychotic nature and cruelty. Surprisingly, during New Colossus, his death was seldom mentioned. Its almost as if they were thanking B.J. for killing him.
  • Everything Sounds Sexier in French: He (and the game) certainty seems to think this his nickname is more intimidating in German.
    "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: He honestly can't understand why anyone would want to stop him, given how much technology has advanced thanks to him. Probably because he overlooks how much misery he has inflicted upon mankind in the process.
    "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 was already in his 80's in Return to Castle Wolfenstein. By The New Order he's 100 years old and still in apparent excellent health. It's revealed in supplementary material that his vitality is the result of rejuvenating technology, which he, oddly enough, doesn't feel like sharing with der führer.
  • Expy: Takes a lot from Handsome Jack in The New Order, as explained in Hypocrite and Wrong Genre Savvy.
    • Also, if B.J. is Wolfenstein's Captain America, then Strasse is the Red Skull.
  • 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, despite being mortally wounded by BJ, he's less bothered about dying and more delighted that BJ fell right into his trap.
  • Facial Horror: His face in The New Order, appropriately, resembles a withered skull.
  • Famous Last Words:
    Deathshead: So...gullible! (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.
    • Muggles Do It Better: By The New Order, the Nazis have stopped faffing around with magic and just let Deathshead do his thing with next to no oversight. It pays off.
  • Foil: Old, physically frail, calculated and extremely intelligent, in contrast to B.J.'s youth, strength and aggressive, impulsive (if not outright stupid) behavior. Deathshead completely lacks moral restraint and delights in torture, whereas Blazkowicz is repeatedly shown 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.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: He went from a shy, bullied youth with dreams of building a robot friend to becoming one of the most evil and feared members of the Third Reich.
  • Go Out with a Smile: And a damn creepy one at that.
  • Hero Killer: He killed either Wyatt or Fergus and roboticized them. He also crippled B.J to the point he had maybe weeks to live if it wasn't from a head transplant.
  • Hypocrite: He's fond of waxing about Nazi superiority and his own Aryan genius. Yet is willing to reverse-engineer advanced technology from a secret Jewish society to forward his research. Also, during the final boss fight at the end of The New Order, he calls B.J. a villain and cruel/evil for running away and for shooting down a zeppelin that was transmitting power to his mech's shields, respectively.
    "Where are you going? An act of cowardice? How utterly villainous of you."
    "Your cruelty is endless, captain. Honest, hard working men on board that zeppelin. Men with families. Have you no shame? A shocking display of evil!"
  • Karmic Death: In The New Order. He spent most of the game taking brains out of people’s skulls, only to quickly lose his own head when he tried to kill B.J. with a hand grenade.
  • Karma Houdini: Despite not achieving his goals, he always ends up alive and well.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: Implied to have kept whatever technology he built to prolong his life away from Hitler so that the tyrant would degenerate into a senile, emanciated old crone.
  • Mad Scientist: Fits the bill, though unlike the Nazi occultists he's forced 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.
    B.J.: 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.
  • Not So Different: He and Blazkowicz have the exact same first name. This is especially obvious in Wolfenstein: The New Order, where many characters refer to B.J. as "William", and he says this outright in a Flash Back.
  • Only Sane Man: Has nothing but skepticism for the Ghostapo nonsense of his colleagues. Given how little times he's seen it pay off, it's hard to blame him.
  • 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:
    "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?"
  • Punny Name: Putting his first and last name together gets you "Wilhelmstrasse" (Wilhelm's Street), a central street in Berlin which has been a long used metonym for the German governmental administration, much like the term "Whitehall" and "Capitol Hill" are often used to signify respectively the British and American governmental administrations.
  • The Sociopath: His enthusiasm for science is only matched by his love of torture and murder and he possesses absolutely no empathy whatsoever even for his own men, regarding even them as guinea pigs for his vile projects.
  • Really 700 Years Old: He was born in 1860. This makes him 100 years old in The New Order. He's also in considerably better shape than Hitler is in The New Colossus, despite Hitler being a good 30 years younger than him.
  • Slasher Smile: He's sports this a lot of the time over the course of The New Order, especially when he meets his end.
  • Stupid Jetpack Hitler: His preferred brand of Nazi alternate history wank.
  • Taking You with Me: As B.J. is stabbing him to death...
    (pulls out a grenade, smirking) "So ...gullible..."
    • In The New Colossus, BJ is revealed to have survived, but he's crippled as a result.
  • 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.
  • Took a Level in Cheerfulness: In The New Order, he is more disturbingly jovial than his last appearances.
  • The Unfought: Twice.
    (In RTCW) "Vat? It's not possible! We will meet again another day!"
    (In Wolfenstein) "Damn you, Blazkowicz!"
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: In his recorded narration in the London Nautica, he says when he was a kid he had a dream to build a robot to hold his hand whenever he was afraid. He admits it sounds silly, but says that dreams are what fuel the engine of progress and that he built the London Nautica to inspire other young boys to dream big. Of course, given what his idea of "Dreaming Big" is, it loses a good deal of it's sentiment.
  • 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.
    "Oh, I like you. Such a resilient specimen. With you I could do great things!"
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: If his dialog when fighting him is anything to go by, he appears to genuinely believe that he is The Hero of the story, in which he created a new superior civilization with the introduction of advanced technology, while the resistance are Bomb-Throwing Anarchists seeking to destroy his work.

    Lopers 

Deathshead's first line of experimentation in cyborg technology, the Lopers were a failure, but ultimately served as the basis for the Super-Soldier experiment. They consist of mutilated, oversized human upper torsos, with a Tesla generator unit replacing their legs. Fueled by a noxious cocktail of drugs, they are surprisingly fast and agile, but their uncontrollable savagery has caused them to be dismissed.


  • Half the Man He Used to Be: A Loper consists of a severed upper torso that walks around on its hands.
  • In a Single Bound: Lopers can make surprisingly far-reaching leaps for having to propel themselves with their hands.
  • Lightning Bruiser: While "only" about half as durable as a Proto-Soldier, Lopers can still take a lot of bullets to bring down, and their powerful leaps and damaging electric slam attack make them both incredibly fast and hard-hitting. In fact their speed can make them even more dangerous than the tougher but much slower Proto-Soldiers.
  • Psycho Electro: The Tesla generator replacing their legs allows Lopers to create short-ranged blasts of electricity, which they use to electrocute their enemies.
  • Turned Against Their Masters: Lopers are too savage to control and attack all non-Lopers indiscriminately. As Blazcowikz makes his way through the X-Labs, the escaped Lopers will massacre the Nazi scientists and guards as readily as they attack him.

    Proto-Soldiers 

Deathshead's experiments in cybernetically-enhanced soldiers, an attempt to create elite troopers that would possess tank-like durability and firepower, but human mobility and speed. Proto-Soldiers (Protosoldats in German) were a success in that part, but they are incomplete and under-equipped compared to their fully perfected counterparts.


  • Elite Mook: They're not a boss battle like the Return version of the Super-Soldier is, but they're much, much nastier than anything else Blazcowikz will face in his battles.
  • Giant Mook: They're slow, heavily armored 8-foot tall brutes armed with either a minigun or a rocket launcher, who can take up to 100 rounds of submachine gun fire before going down.
  • Turned Against Their Masters: Subverted. Unlike Lopers, Proto-Soldiers remain loyal to their Nazi creators, and can even be seen fighting off the Lopers to protect them.
  • Underground Monkey: In the last level of Return to Castle Wolfenstein, Blazcowikz will face "Death/Dark Knights", which are supposed to be Proto-Soldiers converted into elite undead troopers for Heinrich I to command. Fortunately for Blazcowikz, they're actually inferior to the original Proto-Soldiers, being nothing more than slightly taller than normal regular undead knights.

    Super-Soldiers 
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The Super-Soldier (Übersoldat in German) is the ultimate creation of Deathshead. Like its Proto-Soldier predecessors, it's a drugged up hulking cyborg, outfitted with heavy armor and experimental heavy weapons, turning it into a walking tank. Different iterations of the Super-Soldier have gone on to appear in different games.


  • Climax Boss: The first Übersoldat B.J. has to fight is revealed as the culmination of Deathshead's projects at the end of the Norway labs mission.
  • Cool Helmet: The variant of Stahlhelm (steel helmet) they wear in Return to Castle Wolfenstein looks almost like Darth Vader's helmet from a distance.
  • Damage-Sponge Boss: They aren't quite Immune to Bullets (Deathshead comments that they weren't quite ready yet), but they can take a lot of hits (they can take more than twice as much damage as the already very tough Proto-Soldiers). By the time of Wolfenstein, Deathshead seems to have somewhat solved the bullet-proofing problem with their successors, the veil-powered Heavy Troopers.
  • Degraded Boss:
    • In Wolfenstein, it has been improved and is now a bulletproof mook. They get an upgrade to Boss in Mook's Clothing in The New Order.
    • In The New Colossus a new "mass produced" version of the Übersoldat appears; it's significantly less durable than the versions seen in Return to Castle Wolfenstein and The New Order, but compensates with more advanced laser weaponry as well as a jump-pack for enhanced mobility.
  • King Mook: Much tougher than the Proto-Soldiers, and especially deadlier when using Tesla guns.
  • Power Up Let Down: They are significantly weaker after being transformed into Heinrich's Death Knights as part of Himmler's Operation Resurrection plan. Deathshead is understandably annoyed at the wasted potential, and The New Order seems to show that the higher ups should have just let him do his thing instead of wasting his resources on the supernatural stuff.
  • Super Soldier: Deathshead wanted to build an army of them for Hitler to use in combat against the Allies, then had to reluctantly hand most of them over to Himmler, who had them repurposed for his occult projects regarding Heinrich I.

    Helga von Bulow 
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/helgavonbulow.jpg
Voiced by: B.J. Ward

A high ranking member of the SS Paranormal Division who's in charge of the garrison at Wulfburg.


    Elite Guard 
All-female special forces unit of the SS Paranormal Division, trained by Helga Von Bulow.

  • Bare Your Midriff: Some of them have midriff baring outfits.
  • Dressed Like a Dominatrix: They definitely give off this vibe personality-wise, especially paired with their Stripperiffic black leather uniforms.
  • Elite Mooks: They're tougher and more agile than regular troops, and are equipped with Sten submachine guns which hit harder than the typical MP 40. They're also rarer than the Black Guards, usually only being encountered in key areas where Paranormal Division leaders are present, such as the Church, the Chateau, or the endgame area.
  • Glass Cannon: Even with twice as much health compared to a regular SS soldier, they still go down pretty quickly, especially if you use the Sten or FG42 on them. They hit pretty hard with their own Stens, however.
  • Hell-Bent for Leather: They wear skin-tight black leather outfits, some of which have a generous Cleavage Window and/or bare their midriffs.
  • Unnecessary Combat Roll: Their specialty. It helps a bit for dodging bolt-action rifle fire, but isn't so great against automatic weaponry.

    Marianna Blavatsky 
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High Priestess SS-Oberführer Marianna Blavatsky is the woman in charge of Operation Resurrection. She tutored Oberführer Helga Von Bulow in the ways of the occult and oversees the awakening of Heinrich I.


  • Black Magician Girl: Before Heinrich "rewarded" her.
  • Evil Is Not a Toy: She gets turned into an undead creature by Heinrich I as soon as she completes the ritual for his resurrection.
  • Interface Screw: While fighting against her, watch out for those ghosts, as they not only take away your health, but also black out your vision.
  • Reforged into a Minion: Heinrich "rewards" her by painfully transforming her into just another one of his mindless zombie minions.
  • Stripperiffic: Her attire during the ritual leaves little to the imagination.

    Heinrich Himmler 
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The Reichsführer-SS himself. He created the SS Paranormal division to use ancient occult and black magic secrets as weapons during the war.


Undead

    Zombies 

Human corpses raised from the grave by the uncontrolled magic of the SS Paranormal Division, who blindly seek to kill everything that lives.


  • Evil Is Not a Toy: Woken up by Nazi rituals that failed to be tailored to control them, they promptly turned on the Nazis.
  • King Mook: Fire Zombies have noticeably more health than regular ones, and breath fire. There are only a few of them in the entire game.
  • Night of the Living Mooks: They're zombies, it's in the name.
  • Our Zombies Are Different: Besides the usual cannibalism and melee attacks, Return to Castle Wolfenstein zombies can also throw homing ghost skulls at you.
  • Reviving Enemy: Once gunned down, they'll ultimately revive, unless their remains are scattered with a knife or boot attack. However, the Flamethrower and the Venom Gun can destroy their bodies permanently as well.
  • Shield-Bearing Mook: Zombie knights carry shields that can deflect bullets, sometimes right back at you. You need to shoot them when they're running, and hold fire when they crouch down and turtle up.
  • Underground Monkey: They come in two varieties; zombies, and the more powerful & tougher ghouls, who can be distinguished by their glowing yellow eyes. Console ports also add mummies, who are just a cosmetic reskin of zombies.

    Heinrich I 
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Voiced by: Jonathan David Cook

A warlord who launched a bloody campaign of conquest in Medieval Europe. He had studied the black arts and used them to his advantage by raising an army of undead warriors, the Dark Knights. In 943 AD, a benevolent wizard by the name of Simon the Wanderer confronted Heinrich, seeking to end his reign of terror. After a brief battle, the mystic realized he couldn't destroy Heinrich, so he instead magically sealed the tyrant in limbo.

A thousand years later, in 1943, the SS Paranormal Division seeks to awaken him...


  • Anachronism Stew: The real Heinrich the Fowler died in 936. This Heinrich was sealed in 943.
  • Beard of Evil: A bearded ancient bloodthirsty tyrant.
  • BFS: He carries a huge serrated Zweihander, which he wields one-handed.
  • Close-Range Combatant: He fights with a sword in a game where almost everyone else uses automatic weaponry. He can summon ghosts to chase you like Olaric did, but only does so if you step off the raised platform you fight him on.
  • Damage-Sponge Boss: On normal difficulty he has close to 5000 health, compared to around 50 for most Mooks and about 1300 for the Übersoldaten.
  • Final Boss: The last boss of Return To Castle Wolfenstein.
  • Historical-Domain Character: Based on Heinrich der Finkler (Henry the Fowler), king of East Francia and duke of Saxony, although only shares a name and era (10th century) with the real one. It should be noted that in Real Life, Heinrich Himmler saw himself as a reincarnation of Heinrich, hence the presence of this boss in a game that's heavy on Nazi neopaganism and occultism taken Up to Eleven.
  • Historical Villain Upgrade: The real Heinrich I wasn't a bloodthirsty tyrant and necromancer.
  • Large and in Charge: He towers over his undead minions, standing about 8 feet tall.
  • Necromancer: Studied the black arts and learned how to animate the dead. It's the Nazis' efforts to free him that causes numerous undead to awaken in crypts and ruins around Castle Wolfenstein.
  • No Man of Woman Born: In the opening movie, Heinrich claims that no man may kill him, which is why Simon the Wanderer is forced to seal him away instead. That statement may have been true back in his day several hundred years ago, but in 1943 there are things like miniguns, dynamite, Panzerfaust rockets and Tesla guns which turn out to be sufficient to tear Heinrich to pieces.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Which the Nazis eventually succeed in opening.
  • Shoulders of Doom: His armor has large shoulders with spikes.
  • Spoiler Opening: The opening reveals him being sealed in a tomb. Said tomb is unveiled in 1943.
  • Tin Tyrant: Wears a large suit of gothic-style black metal armor.
  • Zombify the Living: Turns Marianna Blavatsky into an undead minion.

Introduced in Wolfenstein (2009)

    Hans Grosse (Wolfenstein 2009) 
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!"
  • 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: 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

    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.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: He's built up as the Big Bad of the game, and taken out about halfway through. Deathshead arrives from Berlin to take over the Isenstadt operation following his death.
  • 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 Isenstadt all the way 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: He's a very portly General who turns out to be a 10 foot tall worm monster.
  • 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: You need to destroy the Veil reactors from which he draws power. After that, he goes down after a surprisingly minimum amount of lead.

    SPOILER 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 

Obergruppenführer Irene Engel

Voiced in English by: Nina Franoszek
Voiced in Latin American Spanish by: Rona Fletcher (The New Colossus)
Voiced in Japanese by: Kaoru Katakai

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"For your crime... you will die like vermin. I will hunt you down. At the end of the earth, I will find you. Your skin charred, and your fats rendered. Your kind exterminated. In the end, I will feed your flesh... to the furnace."

  • Abusive Parents: To at least her daughter Sigrun who she bullies into committing violent acts, likely for her obesity and thus not fitting the Aryan standard. At the very end, when speaking to Jimmy Carver, she reveals that she was considering having her euthanized for being overweight, and frames this as a tough choice for any mother to have to make, like sending a child to reform school.
  • Asshole Victim: After all the hell she puts all the protagonists through, her fate at the end is very well deserved to say the least.
  • Ax-Crazy: And how. It's obvious from the moment that she treats the act of forcing B.J. at gunpoint play a "race purity" game are with the threat of death only to play it off as a joke that Frau Engel is more than a little unbalanced. The revelation that they run a death camp makes this little incident look nice in comparison. Come The New Colossus and she's even worse, showing a childish glee in killing Caroline and desecrating her corpse For the Evulz.
  • Badass Boast: Right after her jaw is crushed by a renegade Nazi mech which would incapacitate most people with pain and shock, she instead crawls to Blazkowicz and gives him a promise of revenge. She fulfills her promise in The New Colossus... if only for a brief moment.
    "For your crime. You will die like vermin. I will hunt you down. At the end of the earth I will find you. Your skin charred and your fats rendered. Your kind exterminated. In the end, I will feed your flesh… to the furnace."
  • The Bad Guy Wins: In The New Colossus she actually manages to capture B.J. and make good on her promise to execute him on international television...and he comes right back with his head attached to an Ubersoldat body and hacks her to death on international television.
  • The Baroness: Unique example in that she has the age and "nasty hag" personality of the Rosa Klebb variety, yet has a dominating sexual appetite and is still rather good-looking for her age.
  • Big Bad: In The New Colossus.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: Despite being a major threat in both The New Order and The New Colossus, she lacks the technological skill of Deathshead, has little to no combat experience save for some firearms, and most of her schemes end with her failing or being disfigured. B.J. even tells her she's way out of her league as he kills her with an axe.
  • Bullying a Dragon: With the bullied dragon being B.J., who just killed Deathshead, possibly one of the last competent members of the Nazi regime. It should be expected how this would turn out considering that Engel is powerless when backed into a corner, compared to B.J. who is carrying loads of weaponry, obtains a new super soldier body after she had beheaded him, and has a high kill count. Engel just has a gold gun, little to no combat experience, and a knife. Do the math.
  • Creepy Blue Eyes: What would you expect of a Nazi?
  • Dark Action Girl: Considerably older than most examples but still a scarily effective enforcer for the villains.
  • The Determinator: She refuses to die after getting her jaw shattered, and instead opts to crawl up to B.J., get right in his face, and tell him To the Pain. Then, after being thrown off of a cliff, she attacks B.J. and his comrades while dual wielding assault rifles. And she's still not dead, as she comes back in The New Colossus.
  • Didn't See That Coming: She definitely wasn't counting on an enraged B.J. coming at her with a hatchet with his head reattached to a new body after she actually managed to chop it off.
  • Dirty Old Woman: Utterly depraved and hedonistic in addition to being a ruthless bitch. In a rare example, she shares the sexually predatory behavior of the Dirty Old Man archetype, right down to having a submissive, weak-willed younger lover.
  • Dragon Ascendant: In The New Colossus, due to the deaths of Deathshead and her lover Bubi, she's leading the charge front and center against the Kreisau Circle.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Forces a stranger to sit with her and take a "test" to see just how Aryan they are with the threat of death if they fail. Then it turns out that the "test" was completely bogus and she just enjoys watching people squirm while she flaunts her racism and position of power over them. It's no suprise later when you find out she runs a death camp.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: She and Bubi genuinely love each other. When Bubi was killed by BJ, she was not pleased.
  • Evil Has a Bad Sense of Humor: Laughs her ass off at the thought of parading the crippled BJ for all the world to see on international TV.
  • Evil Feels Good: By The New Colossus, which gives her character greater focus than ever. She's a monster among monsters, and she loves every second of it. She's just so gleeful.
  • Evil Old Folks: Is 56 as of The New Colossus, and is one sick and twisted old lady.
  • Facial Horror: She has her jaw shattered by a hijacked robot during the concentration camp escape. What happens to her face is not pretty — a visible cleft in her jawline, shattered or missing teeth, and a lolling jaw. By the time of The New Colossus, however, it's been pretty much patched up, though there some obvious scars that still remain. However, B.J. eventually opens them again - and then some - by hacking her head in half with an axe.
  • Faux Affably Evil: To her own men and to those who haven't nor have no reason to cross her, Engel is surprisingly charismatic and often gets her men in on her sick sense of humor without even forcing them to laugh with her. If she has intentions, however, she's not afraid to put a bullet in your skull the instant she feels You Have Outlived Your Usefulness or slighted the Nazi regime (or her, in B.J.'s case).
  • Female Misogynist: Can be overheard talking to Bubi about how she thoroughly believes German women should uphold the principles of Kinder, Küche, Kirche. When Bubi subtly calls her on her hypocrisy, she simply retorts that she's done her womanly duty by birthing and raising six "good Aryan" children, so she's entitled to pursue "fun" like being a death camp warden.
  • Forced to Watch: As B.J. stabs Bubi to death. She inflicts this right back on him in The New Colossus when she decapitates Caroline Becker with a fire axe. In fact, after what happened with Bubi, she seems to develop a fascination with this sort of thing, becoming hell-bent on broadcasting BJ's suffering to be seen by millions— clearly, she wants to inflict upon him and the Resistance what he did to her a hundredfold. And it happens a third time at the end of The New Colossus, only this time, she's the victim, having her death at BJ's hands broadcast to millions on live television.
  • Four-Star Badass: Is a General(SS-Obergruppenführer) in The New Colossus.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: After a reprogrammed Herr Faust turned on her and mangled the lower half of her face, Engel's mouth is surrounded by downright grotesque scars, appropriate for her sinister nature. Compare and contrast BJ's scars, which are much neater and more heroic-looking.
  • Hate Sink: Frau Engel wasted no time becoming a woman who's extremely easy to hate. While not quite as obvious in The New Order where she at least seemed to genuinely love Bubi and was devastated when BJ killed him, she was shown to be running a vicious concentration camp aside from being a Nazi. The New Colossus gave her a promotion to Big Bad, and appropriately went all in on making her as despicable as possible to beat out the previous Big Bad, Deathshead. Her very first appearance has her horribly abusing her daughter Sigrun, as well as murdering Caroline Becker with a fire ax and desecrating her corpse, all while giggling like a madwoman and making sick jokes. And if you somehow didn't hate her after all this, you will definitely hate her after she steals the ring that BJ was going to give to Anya, kills Super Spesh, and then personally executes BJ himself (even if that last one didn't stick). Needless to say, a big part of the game's draw is finally making this sick bitch pay. And you finally do, and it is so satisfying.
  • Ironic Name: "Engel" means Angel in German. She is definitely no angel. And her first name, Irene, is the Greek word for "peace".
  • It's Personal: After B.J. destroys her concentration camp and kills Bubi, Engel's vengeance in The New Colossus is highly personal and focuses strictly on B.J. over any other resistance sects or movements.
    • It says something that when she personally manages to execute B.J., she gets incredibly lax and basically shrugs off everything else the resistance does afterwards. Big mistake.
  • Jerkass: Doesn't even scratch the surface when describing her.
  • Just a Flesh Wound: She is surprisingly durable for an old woman. Even after getting her jaw crushed by a robot and getting chucked into a tree and off a cliff, she still has the energy to gun down several escaping prisoners with a pair of automatic rifles.
  • Karma Houdini: Even though she doesn't get out of it in one piece it's still pretty egregious. Not to mention she was Forced to Watch as B.J. gutted her lover in front of her.
    • Karma Houdini Warranty: In The New Colossus she finally meets karma in the form of B.J. hacking off one of her arms and embedding his axe deep into her face and splitting it in half (captured live in front of national television, no less!)
  • Karmic Death: Bragged about being the one to humiliate B.J. on live TV and how she would be the one to kill him. Towards the end of the game, she ends up being gruesomely killed in front of millions of viewers by B.J. in the most humiliating way possible.
  • Kick the Dog: It's as if she has tiny puppies tied to her shoes at all times.
    • In the first game, she snatches a baby away from an inmate, and presumably has it murdered off-screen.
    • Decapitating Caroline and making mocking kissing gestures towards B.J. with her severed head.
    • Her horrible treatment of Sigrun in general.
    • Shooting Super Spesh multiple times when he comes to break B.J. out of prison. She proceeds to put the still-smoking gun barrel in B.J.'s mouth, asking how the smoke of the gun that killed his friend tasted.
    • A short cartoon animated by Mashed actually shows her stomping on a kitten, guts and all. It's certainly not something she'd be above doing in the canon series.
  • Know-Nothing Know-It-All: She declares that she can "tell impure blood by sight" and compliments BJ on his "fine Aryan features." BJ is an ethnically-Polish American, and his mother was a Jew. No doubt BJ enjoys the hell out of making the old hag eat her words...
  • Made of Iron: She has her jaw shattered by a hijacked robot and gets thrown off a cliff, and she survives. All of that at the age of 55.
    • Averted in New Colossus, while surprisingly durable she does have clear entirely human limits. Such as having her face, clean through to the brain no less, cleaved open with a hatchet.
  • Mrs. Robinson: Good looking for her age (at least, until getting her face destroyed by a sabotaged robot) and has a lover at least twenty years her junior.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Yep, it's another Dyanne Thorne parody. Might as well steal from the best.
  • Oh, Crap!: Her reaction when an alive and well BJ shows up at the Jimmy Carver Show, clearly intent on killing her, mixed with This Cannot Be!. Considering that she herself had executed BJ by hacking off his head with a sword and dropping the head into an incinerator, it's hard to blame her.
  • Sadist: Her schtick. Her chronic need to make everyone who crosses her suffer backfires on occasion when it gives her enemies a chance to escape, causes family members to defect, or just simply drives the The Hero into wanting to kill her even more.
  • Rank Up: She started as warden of a work camp until Deathshead got so impressed by her determination he promoted her as his second in command. Then by New Colossus she became general and apparently in charge of America.
  • Red Right Hand: For about half of The New Order, if it weren't for the Nazi uniform and her charming personality, Frau Engel would be able to pass for an ordinary, reasonably attractive older woman. However, after Herr Faust mangles her jaw at Camp Belica, the entire lower half of her face is covered in nasty scars that make her monstrous nature abundantly clear.
  • Suicidal Overconfidence: It starts with relaxing after beheading B.J., not being aware that La Résistance has just managed to revive him connecting his body onto a Super Soldier body. Then it goes downhill from there...
  • Stalker with a Crush: A twisted example. Engel certainly wants to murder the hell out of B.J. in The New Colossus for dishonoring her and screwing her over in The New Order, but once she steals the heirloom ring of B.J.'s mother for herself, some of her comments afterwards are almost creepily affectionate, and it's hard to tell whether she's being a Troll or genuine. The fact that she seemingly intends to try to break him down first rather than bother to kill him at the first opportunity she gets also muddies this.
    • Hell, her seemingly final words to B.J. before she executes him?
      Frau Engel: We could've been so good together... darling... you break my heart.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: She was already a sadistic sociopath in "The New Order", but somehow, in The New Colossus, she's even worse! Among other things, she abuses her daughter and was considering killing her, plays around with the severed heads of her victims, and goes out of her way to torment BJ, such as sticking a gun in his mouth and asking how it feels to taste the gunpowder of the bullet that just killed Super Spesh.
  • Truth in Television: Frau Engel is a head figure of Bund Deutscher Mädel (League of German Girls), which was an actual Nazi female youth movement in Real Life, more or less the Hitler Youth for girls. She also runs a concentration camp with an iron fist, a reference to how many German women helped participate in the Holocaust.
  • Undignified Death: She gets quickly disarmed, then disarmed again on live TV while screaming and futilely attacking B.J. with her Luger and combat knife. Finally, her skull is split in two with a hatchet as she gurgles, looking genuinely terrified.
  • The Unfought: In The New Order and The New Colossus. Though you do get to start a reaction command to trigger the final cutscene which embeds B.J.'s axe in her skull.
  • Too Dumb to Live: She constantly underestimated B.J. on various occasions, like even after managing to actually execute him she didn't realize the guy had friends who could attach his severed head onto a more powerful body, she appeared on a talk show without any powerful bodyguards or servants as backup, and in her final moments tried to kill B.J. in a futile attempt with a small golden gun and a knife instead of fleeing from him. You can guess how it turns out for this pile of Nazi trash.
  • The Sociopath: Despite holding something resembling love for Bubi and arguably her daughter, she’s extremely unempathetic and sadistic to the point that she views running a death camp as "fun" and murders countless people with either no remorse or demented glee.
  • This Cannot Be!: Has this reaction when the Not Quite Dead B.J. Blazcowicz suddenly descends from the ceiling in front of her while filming a live talk show...brandishing a nice, sharp axe.
    Engel: You are dead! I severed your head from your shoulders! I killed you!
  • Villain Ball: In The New Colossus. The game's barely started and she already catches it instead of just, say, shooting B.J. in the head when he surrenders she instead brings him on-board her airship, taunts him over being rendered a cripple, attempts to decapitate Caroline with a fire axe right in front of him before forcing her unwilling daughter Sigrun to do it. And the Da’at Yichud Power Armor is only a couple of feet away…
    • Plus there's the way she just stops giving a shit about the remaining Resistance once she thinks she's got B.J. She goes on live TV with no bodyguards or assistance on-hand, so she's helpless when B.J (who got better from his beheading thanks to the Resistance's efforts) helps himself in and makes her Deadline News.
  • Villainous Breakdown:
    • After watching B.J. kill Bubi via a video link, she can be seen shaking violently, staring catatonically into space and taking barely controlled, shuddering breaths before staggering out of sight.
    • In The New Colossus, she loses her shit when she sees B.J. confronting her in person after she believed she had killed him. Before she has the chance to shoot him, B.J. use his axe to chop her right arm off and plants the axe head right in her face.
      "You are dead! I severed your head from your shoulders! I killed you!"
  • Villains Out Shopping: By the time of New Colossus, her favorite T.V. show is apparently Blitzmensch, of all things.
  • Would Hurt a Child: During the Forced Labor Camp intro, an inmate begs her to take care on an infant found amongst the prisoners, and she reluctantly grabs it, showing nothing but absolute disgust all the while. If the Nazi policy of euthanizing children at the camps is still in effect, she undoubtedly had the baby murdered off-screen.

    Bubi 
Voiced by: Thomas Mikusz

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  • Affably Evil: Just like his lover.
  • Afraid of Blood: He mentions that the sight of fresh blood sickens him.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: Tries to be a frightening Nazi, but comes off as comical.
  • Book Dumb: He became a lowly, uneducated prison guard instead of a scientist like the rest of his family. Ultimately, it is his stupidity (underestimating the correct poison dosage for B.J.) that gets him killed.
  • Bullying a Dragon: Tries to taunt B.J. with threats of torture instead of just killing him. Keep in mind B.J. has been killing nazis and eldritch abominations that were a bigger threat than him, so Bubi should have just taken the first chance to kill him instead of being an arrogant brat. Scratch one Bubi.
  • 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: But of course.
  • Dark Mistress: A Gender Flip version. His entire character revolves around his love for and devotion to Frau Engel.
  • Good Hair, Evil Hair: He has a very thin pencil mustache juuuust above his lip. You don't really get a good look at it until he gets the drop on B.J. and they're practically kissing.
  • In-Series Nickname: His real name is Hans Winkle, but Frau Engel only ever calls him Bubi, which is German for "baby." While it can be used affectionately like in English, Frau Engel's obvious depravity combined with the age difference ups the Squick factor considerably.
  • 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: Been bitten in the neck 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 tranquilizer he injects B.J. with wears off quickly enough, right before B.J. kills him.
    (clearly panicking as he bleeds out while a pissed-off B.J. advances, clearly intending to kill him) "How can you be moving?! I gave you enough toxins to paralyze an elephant!"
  • Too Dumb to Live: Was insanely overconfident that he should have just killed B.J. instead of delaying the inevitable.
  • Villain Ball: He would have actually killed B.J had he not tried impressing Engel, even then it's mostly by luck that B.J's head trauma made him resistant to neurotoxin.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: His parents were both rather notable scientists and were disappointed that he became a lowly prison guard.

    The Baltic Eye/Das Baltisches Augue 

    The London Monitor/The Eye of London (Das Auge von London
Voiced by: Michael Bideller

    The Knife 
Voiced by: Tilman Borck

  • Ax-Crazy: A knife-wielding nutcase, to a point that he even has the other inmates frightened of him.
  • Death by Irony: Take one look at his nickname...and with one of his own no less.
  • The Dreaded: Almost half of the conversations amongst the inmates in Belica are about the atrocities the Knife has committed and how to avoid him.
  • Knife Nut: He is called the Knife for a reason.
  • Poetic Serial Killer: Takes the time in-between slashing his victims to remind them of how they are 'inferior' to himself.
  • Torture Technician: Enjoys slashing and stabbing inmates to death.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: He didn't count on a certain someone he just stabbed multiple times coming back and killing him.

    Friedrich Keller 
Voiced by: Heiko Obermöller

  • Abusive Parents: Was a victim of those kind that he would sell them out to the Nazis for their involvement with the French Resistance.
  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: When B.J. ties him up and starts interrogating him with a chainsaw.
  • Dirty Coward: Hides in the trunk of his car when B.J. storms out the front door of the asylum guns blazing!
  • Eyepatch of Power
  • Faux Affably Evil: After spending years dropping by the asylum to haul off patients for Deathhead's experiments ("Like it's Deathshead's personal candy store.", as B.J. put it), he's finally ordered to purge the asylum. And when he does he cheerfully thanks the head staff for their 'co-operation' while patting Anya's father on the arm.
  • Fauxreigner: Despite appearing to be German and mostly speaking the language, he's actually a Frenchman.
  • French Jerk: He's from France, so that counts.
  • Jack Bauer Interrogation Technique: On the receiving end of one courtesy of a very angry Blazkowicz with a chainsaw. Then he decides to taunt B.J. after the interrogation is over. Three guesses how that one turns out for him.
  • Off with His Head!: B.J. decapitates him with a chainsaw after getting the information he needed from him.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: Aside from the fact that he's a Nazi, he also is rather disdainful of the mentally ill and those who he considers mentally ill. There's probably a reason he lead an operation to slaughter an entire asylum.
  • Self-Made Orphan: His biography reveals he betrayed his abusive family, who were heavily involved with the French Resistance, to the Nazis as a child and was adopted by Deathshead himself.
  • The Social Darwinist: He coldly refers to the asylum patients he's able to haul off as 'subhumans who will be put to use for the benefit of the Reich'.
  • Starter Villain: The first Nazi-aligned antagonist B.J. meets not long after he wakes up in 1960.

Introduced in Wolfenstein: The Old Blood

    Rudi Jäger 
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Voiced by: Ben Jung

  • Abusive Dad: Had one who likes to beat him with his belt, but sometime later was electrocuted to death much to Rudi's delight.
    • His mother doesn't seem to have been too much better; you can find a letter from her in Rudi's room whilst exploring Castle Wolfenstein that has her defend the abuse his father gave him, in between trying to beg him to send her money.
  • Affably Evil: Has a constant pleasant demeanor, even as he's feeding prisoners to his dogs and laughs at a 'Frankfurter hot dog' joke that B.J. makes before making threats towards Americans.
  • Berserk Button: Anything that regards something negative happening to his beloved dog Greta, whether is a threat directed towards her or any harm that comes to her.
  • The Brute: Stands at nearly seven feet tall.
  • Co-Dragons: Along with the less formidable Schreiner to Helga.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: The first half of the game, "Rudi Jager and the Den of Wolves", is literally named after him, and he's killed precisely at the game's halfway point in a boss battle.
  • Death Seeker: It's heavily implied that he didn't really care if he lived or died during his battle with Blazkowicz. Although living means killing Blazkowicz in revenge for Greta's death and death meant that he and Greta would be together in the afterlife.
  • The Dragon: To Helga as the custodian of Castle Wolfenstein.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Legitimately loves his pet dog Greta. After she is killed, he goes into a grief-stricken rage to avenge her death, but when he is defeated, he says he'll be with her in death.
  • Expy: Of Hans Grosse, being a tall blond brute acting as the brawn to his superior's brains, and ends up fighting B.J. in power-armor.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Well, not exactly given he's a Nazi, but he is a dog-lover and loved his dog Greta. Rudi's love for them more than humans is most likely due to the abuse he suffered from his father.
  • Made of Iron: He shrugs off a stab wound to the shoulder from a metal pipe and electrocution.
  • Meaningful Name: As fans of Pacific Rim know, "jäger" is German for "hunter".
  • Morality Pet: Greta is one for him. It may not look like that at first, but when she dies, holy shit.
  • Not So Different: As of BJ's childhood being explored in The New Colossus, it turns out that Rudi and BJ actually have a little more in common than either of them would care to admit. They both had troubled childhoods with abusive fathers, as well as dogs they both loved dearly, only to be killed in traumatic incidents (Rudi's Greta by BJ out of self-defense; BJ's Bessie by his father Rip as a twisted punishment and "lesson"). This make's BJ's "Killed your fucking dog, Rudi" comment even more hard-hitting, as he knows all too well what it's like to lose a pet, and was likely fine with putting a despised enemy through the same emotional wringer. That, and Greta was trying to eat his face off.
  • Pet the Dog: A literal example given he's a dog-lover in a twisted manner when he feed prisoners to his dogs.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Goes on one when B.J kills Greta.
  • Soft-Spoken Sadist: Tries not to raise his voice, while torturing B.J. to interrogate him for his contact in the village.
  • Tragic Monster: In contrast to the psychopaths that make up the rest of the antagonists, Rudi has a heart, and feels compassion. Unfortunately for humankind, the trauma of his childhood means he is literally incapable of extending this compassion to other human beings. It gives the impression that, had he grown up in a less abusive environment, he wouldn't have become the Axe-Crazy monster who needs to be put down that you meet in game.
  • Unstoppable Rage: When he and Blazkowicz throw down, he is absolutely furious with him over Greta's death.
  • Villain Has a Point: For anyone who has played The New Order and knows what happens after the war, his statements towards B.J. when interrogating him about his war being lost is not completely unfounded, as we will know that the Nazis would later win the war.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Loses his mind when B.J. kills his favourite dog Greta. to the point of ranting constantly about his loss during the Boss Fight.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Becomes this during the Boss Fight after the loss of his dog Greta, not to mention how he grew attached to her given he had to live under an abusive father during his childhood.

    Helga von Schabbs 
Voiced by: Gabrielle Scharnitzky

  • A Glass of Chianti: Deconstructed. See Lady Drunk.
  • The Baroness: Entirely the Rose Klebb variety.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Chewed up and spat out by King Otto's Monster. Even if the player opts not to finish her, she's guaranteed to die of her wounds.
  • Didn't Think This Through: Mostly averted; Helga has done her homework on King Otto's Monster and successfully brings it under her control but she forgets one important detail; the Monster is blind, and when she tells it to feed, it chews up the person closest to it - her.
  • Dirty Old Woman: Lady Drunk and extraordinarily and creatively profane.
  • Egomaniac Hunter: One of the photos in her room shows her posing over the corpse of a giant gorilla.
  • Evil Cripple: One of her legs was rendered immobile by polio in her youth, so she wears a brace.
  • Expy: Of Helga von Bulow from Return to Castle Wolfenstein, being an old, redheaded, female SS commander who's obsessed with digging up artifacts of incredible power in the catacombs beneath Wulfburg. She's even got the same first name! Her last name, on the other hand, seems to be derived from Doctor Schabbs — which makes sense, given that they both appear in chapters involving the undead.
    • To a lesser degree of Frau Engel, as both are Dirty Old Women and both have a scene where they interrogate B.J. during tense, Tarantino-esque dialogue scenes.
  • Fat Bitch: Is overweight, likely due to her lack of mobility and Lady Drunk habits.
  • Ghostapo: In another similarity to von Bulow, she focuses her attentions on supporting the Nazi regime through the occult, in contrast to Deathshead's Super Science approach.
  • Hoist by Her Own Petard: She attempts to control King Otto's monster with the ancient words of command, but still fails to stop the beast from mauling her and Schreiner to death.
  • Lady Drunk: Tries to hide it under the veneer of being a "connoisseur of fine wines", but ultimately she's just this— she's frequently drunk during official functions, and it only serves to further bring out her cruelty. It happens often enough that Schreiner and other SS commanders complain to her about it, to which she simply responds with a volley of colorful drunken insults.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: Downplayed, but while she's certainly an asshole, her villainy never reaches the level of the over-the-top Kick the Dog moments the series' other Nazi leaders are known for. Also, while she's strict when it comes to overt incompetence, she seems to be less of a Bad Boss than the likes of Rudi or Frau Engel. To put things in perspective, she's more in line with the Indiana Jones style of Nazis compared to the Schindler's List monsters that Strasse and Engel embody.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Well, if you go after an Eldritch Abomination that mind you, has been sealed up for a very good reason with the intention of controlling it, then some people would think you're asking for a death wish. It gets to the point where a Zombie Apocalypse is unleashed upon Wulfburg because she opened the catacombs and she still wants to find the monster.

    Emmerich Schreiner 
Voiced by: Hans-Eckart Eckardt

  • Butt-Monkey: Helga just doesn't give this guy a break, despite being there to oversee her.
  • Co-Dragons: Along with the more imposing and brutal Rudi Jäger to Helga.
  • Commander Contrarian: He constantly questions the effectiveness of Helga von Schabb's archeological dig in Wulfburg and her ability to deliver a super-weapon to Deathshead. Her response? To call Schreiner a "goat fucker".
  • The Dragon: For being on Helga's side during her appearances, however, just to be a Commander Contrarian.
  • Expy: Of Professor Zemph from RTCW, being a put-upon lackey of Deathshead's whose warnings and reprimands are ignored by Helga.
  • High-Class Glass: He wears a monocle, possibly with delusions of nobility as he's explicitly stated to be from a middle-class family.
  • Off with His Head!: Gets killed when King Otto's Monster grabs him and bites his head off after he attempts to shoot at it.
  • Shooting Superman: After King Otto's Monster eats Helga, Schreiner futilely empties his pistol into it, which gets his head bitten off. Ironically if he had run and hid he might have survived given that the monster turns out to be blind.
  • Slobs vs. Snobs: Low-key inverted version - he acts much more dignified (if somewhat cranky) than the alleged noble von Schabbs, despite being middle-class.

    Shamblers 

The corpses of various Nazis and civilians animated by the toxic reanimating gas leaking from a hidden vault below Wulfburg. They glow from within due to some side-effect of the chemical; the more ravaged by this internal flame they are, the faster they can move. They mostly attack in melee, but they can also spray bullets wildly at their enemies.


  • Night of the Living Mooks: They're zombified Nazis, what more needs to be said?
  • Removing the Head or Destroying the Brain: A headshot will kill a Shambler instantly, although they can be put down with body shots. This even applies to the living Nazis you fight inside Wulfburg: if you don't kill them with a headshot or explosion, they're likely to transform into a Shambler as soon as they die, even before their body hits the ground.
  • Reviving Enemy: Shamblers not killed with a headshot or blown up have a chance of getting back up to fight again.

    SPOILER BOSS 

King Otto's Monster

  • Attack Its Weak Point: It's only vulnerable point is its open mouth. Key word being "open".
  • Eldritch Abomination: A product of dark science, created by ancient alchemists working from even more ancient texts that were half-finished at best, the Monster's true nature is ambiguous at best. Its rotting flesh is covered in bandages, stitches, and patches of metal, and the inside of its mouth glows an ominous green. King Otto's scholars could only lock it away in the tunnels beneath Wulfburg, where it would spend the next millennium psychically torturing the citizens of the village, causing nightmares and madness for anyone who lived there.
  • Feed It a Bomb: It's difficult, but you can throw grenades right into it's mouth.
  • Final Boss: Of The Old Blood.
  • Frankenstein's Monster: Is covered with bandages and stitches and looks like it's been cobbled together out of body parts.
  • Flunky Boss: Not intentionally on its part, but Nazi soldiers and shamblers will still charge into the fray and target you while you fight it. It's actually easier to get rid of them by not shooting them at all and letting the blind monster flail in the direction of their gunfire, often reducing them to Ludicrous Gibs.
  • Leaking Can of Evil: Despite it being a Sealed Evil in a Can there are a few hints that it's been psychically tormenting the citizens of Wulfburg, manifesting through nightmares to drive them mad. The mysterious substance keeping it alive also leaks to the surface when it is excavated, resulting in all nearby dead people turning into flaming zombies.
  • Puzzle Boss: Not in the traditional sense, but knowing that the monster is blind and reacts to gunfire - and not just your own helps immensely in taking it down.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: It has been imprisoned underneath Wulfburg for over a thousand years at the time of it's discovery.
  • Turns Red: Becomes more aggressive the more you damage it.

Introduced in Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

    Rip Blazkowicz 
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"When the Nazis took over, things got a lot better. You play by their rules, and you can do very well for yourself."
Voiced in English by: Glenn Morshower
Voiced in Latin American Spanish by: René García
Voiced In Japanese by: Kousuke Goto
B.J.'s abusive redneck father.

  • Abusive Parents: And how. He was a bigoted asshole who only married B.J.'s mother, a Jewish woman, for her business connections. His introduction during a flashback in the New Colossus sees him getting downright furious at a young B.J. for being friends with an African-American girl, knocking his wife out cold for trying to protect their son from his wrath, choking his son almost to unconsciousness, before forcing him to shoot the family dog, Bessie, to teach him to be "strong". Even if his son refused to shoot, instead shooting next to the dog, he just took the shotgun and killed her anyway. It's even mentioned in a Nazi propaganda film that he sent his wife to a concentration camp. Even worse, he helped other like-minded neighbors sell out all the other Jews, non-whites and homosexuals in the neighborhood to the Nazis, earning himself a huge plot of land.
  • An Arm and a Leg: In their confrontation, BJ disarms Rip by, uh, disarming him.
  • Archnemesis Dad: While not the Big Bad, Rip is perhaps B.J.'s worst personal enemy, representing everything he doesn't want to become, and he is effectively the secondary antagonist of The New Colossus. In his Near-Death Experience, BJ even associates his father with Hell, while his mother is associated with Heaven.
  • A Real Man Is a Killer: He definitely seems to believe this. Notably, if BJ refuses to shoot Bessie, Rip has the gall to call his son "weak" for refusing to shoot his dog.
  • "Awesome McCool" Name: There is no way in Hell that this prick deserved to have a name as ridiculously awesome as Rip Blazkowicz. Unless it's meant to show how terrifying he is.
  • Ax-Crazy: It comes out when he's annoyed, but he seems to have no qualms about sadistically punishing his own family for every single slight, choking out his own child just for simply not conforming to his racist ways, and if the final moments of Bessie the dog are of any indication, he shot her in such a manner just to make her suffer a bit before succumbing to her wounds. That lot can tell you that Rip is a twisted little man under the struggling businessman guise.
  • Asshole Victim: Absolutely nobody feels bad at all when B.J. cuts his arm off and buries his axe in his heart.
  • Badass Mustache: Say what you will about this guy, he's got an impressive 'stache. And while he's not really much of a badass, he's at least (unfortunately) very tough, as if young BJ manages to smack him in the face with a vase, it just makes him even angrier. And while it could have just been due to shock, and it did end up killing him (well, that and taking an ax blade to the chest), he took getting his arm lopped off with an ax pretty well, all things considered.
  • Bad Boss: He is implied to have been a con artist who scammed people out of their money, claiming it was a good business practice. Suffice to say, some of his employees quit in disgust.
  • Bad People Abuse Animals: Beats the tar out of BJ's dog after she attacks him for punching Zofia, and then forces BJ to shoot her as punishment for befriending a black girl. Even before this, the dog can be seen cowering in fear when he first arrives, indicating that this was not an isolated incident.
  • Boomerang Bigot: Rip is an American of Polish descent. The Polish were, like all Slavic people, a population that Nazi Germany had quite the extensive history of looking down upon, believing they were at best only fit for being slaves and servants for their Germanic overlords (not to mention Poles being extremely against any form of totalitarian regime and thus actively fighting against the German occupation in various ways during WWII). Despite this Rip still sympathizes and even collaborates with them.
  • Bullying a Dragon: Let's be honest here, if he's learned enough about B.J.'s feats during the war, then he really should have learned that luring him into an ambush and attempting to kill his son himself on his own would only end up with him dying. And he does.
  • Con Man: Due to implications of being being a con artist who scammed people out of their money.
  • Corrupt Hick: His Texan background (helps that his actor is an actual Texan), racism and being an abusive husband and father makes him by all accounts a redneck. Selling out his own wife and all the other Jews, non-whites and homosexuals in the neighborhood to concentration camps for a higher status only makes him a rich redneck.
  • Create Your Own Hero: Rip is a sadistic and racist monster who treated his son and wife like dirt, and tried his damnedest to drill his twisted views into his son's head. This resulted in his son growing up to become a badass extraordinaire who despises everything Rip stands for, is a menace to the Nazi regime that Rip so readily supports, and ultimately kills him.
  • Cruel to Be Kind: Inverted, as in the case of Rip trying to help out with B.J.'s night terrors is really to being Kind to Be Cruel, as Rip was trying to manipulate his son with his so-called Pet the Dog act to oblige to him so he could continue to abuse him.
  • Defiant to the End: His final words are him expressing relief that the Nazis are on their way to capture B.J.
  • Dirty Coward: He and other like-minded neighbors sold out his Jewish wife, as well as all the other Jews, non-whites and homosexuals in the neighborhood, to the Nazis. He claims he did it to earn status and wealth and for the sake of preserving white Christian people's rule over the world, but saving his own skin and the rewards the Nazis were handing out for reporting "deviants" was likely another factor.
  • Domestic Abuser: Regularly beat his wife and son when the latter was young.
  • Establishing Character Moment: If B.J.'s flashback to his mother panicking over the idea of Rip finding her family heirloom wasn't your first hint that our hero's father isn't a good man, then his subsequent beating of his wife, violation of his N-Word Privileges when referring to a friend of B.J.'s, Antisemitism, abuse of B.J. and murdering of B.J.'s pet dog will convince you of his character.
  • Evil Is Petty: He abused his family, tries to force his son to murder his dog just to mock said son's kind nature, sent his wife to her death for calling him out over how much of a failure he was all those years ago, helped other like-minded neighbors sell out all the Jews, non-whites and homosexuals in the neighborhood, and tries to murder his son because he tarnished his name with his reputation as the Nazis’ public enemy #1.
  • Evil Old Folks: He's in his 70s when BJ encounters him in the present, and hasn't gotten a bit better with age.
  • Gold Digger: Rare Male Example. He only married Zofia for the money and business her family possessed.
  • Hate Sink: Not so much a Hate Sink as he is a Hate Black Hole. One of, if not the most detestable villains in the entire game series. He may not be a Nazi himself, but is not a bit better than they are. Even when compared to Frau Engel, who is very similar to Rip, at least Engel seemed to genuinely love Bubi and was clearly devastated by his death, giving her at least one sympathetic trait. Hell, even many of the rank-and-file Nazis could be excused under the notion that they fell victim to the propaganda and wave of ultra-nationalism that Hitler and his cohorts were so good at cultivating. Even HITLER HIMSELF was somewhat more sympathetic than this dickhead, seeing as he was reduced to a doddering, frail old man who was clearly not at all there even during his more lucid moments and at least provides some dark comedy with his antics, whereas Rip's behavior is played completely seriously. Even the one scene that has him acting like a decent human being, which has him going down in the cellar with BJ armed with guns to confront his night terrors, falls apart when Rip admits that he's sick of BJ waking him up at night and even tried beating the fear out of him. There is nothing to like about Rip. At all.
  • Hot-Blooded: He's very easily angered, yells, gets physically violent, and is never happy.
  • Hypocrite: Shows the prejudices of the time by vehemently opposing the possibility of B.J falling in love with an African-American girl, but married a Jewish woman (though this was only for her father's money).
  • I Have No Son!: Assuming he even had the ability to see BJ as a son and not just a tool to further his legacy in the first place. He believes BJ to be broken beyond repair and tried to kill him himself to express his loyalty to the Nazis, despite BJ trying to remind Rip that he is his son. Not that BJ seemed to care too much in the end; see You're Not My Father below.
  • It's All About Me: Rip is extremely self-centered. Even when he's berating his son for terrorism, he manages to make it about his own reputation.
    • He only married Zofia for her father's money. When the Nazis took over, he callously sold her (and many other neighbours and associates) out to them for promises of money and privilege.
  • Jerkass: To call the guy a total ass doesn't really cover it. He's an extremely politically incorrect, sociopathic, sadistic, petty bastard who happily abuses his family just to vent his frustrations at his failure of the joke he calls business and sells out his own wife to the concentration camps just to line his pockets and be a dick.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: Rip helping BJ with his night terrors by going down to the basement to confront his fears and even giving him a BB gun to help him sleep seemingly show Rip could have been a decent father under different circumstances, but besides that it does nothing to excuse the heinous things he did to his family before and after up to his final confrontation with his son. note  Then when Rip appears in his old abandoned farmhouse to confront BJ, initially for a second or two when he starts to calmly express how he hasn't been to his old home in nearly a decade, it had seemed he had came by to reconcile with BJ for being an abusive father and help him hide, but then he says he still had nothing but contempt for his son, reveals his allegiance with the Nazis and how he sold out his wife and all the Jews, non-whites and homosexuals to die in a concentration camp, and tried to kill BJ himself. Oh, and he revealed BJ's location to Frau Engel.
  • Kick the Dog: Almost everything he does, up to and including literally kicking the family dog, then shooting her.
  • Karmic Death: Is put down like the dog he is after his son, who he spent a fair deal of his life abusing, finally has enough of him after hearing what he did to his wife and hacks him apart.
  • Knight of Cerebus: While the game is hardly a lighthearted laugh-a-minute adventure, it still has a sense of humor about itself and clearly delights in being as pulpy as it is, and even the Nazis, for all their atrocities, are given some elements that make them a bit more laughable (see: Gruber and his milkshakes, Hitler becoming a senile old wreck, even Frau Engel is rather over-the-top and hammy). But everything revolving around Rip, his domestic abuse, and his extremely racist and homophobic views is played dead seriously. In a broader, series-wide sense, we find out exactly what drove BJ to become a Nazi-hunting freedom fighter, and it's not pretty.
  • Lantern Jaw of Justice: Well, now we know where BJ got it from. Luckily, it's about the only trait he inherited from his father.
  • Les Collaborateurs: He claims that he's proudly following "a new government, with new rules", but it's clear that even his overtures of patriotism are a means of getting what he wants — like many others, he sold out his business partners and his own wife as revenge for calling him out on his own failures, he's now a wealthy man with a larger acreage in another town, and his motive for helping capture B.J. is to remove his shame from Rip's own legacy.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He is a Con Man who scammed people out of their money and the only time he expressed kindness towards his son BJ was after his beating did not work in order to get him to stop waking him up at night and get things done his way without an ounce of sincere TLC.
  • Meaningful Name: It's pretty fitting that a crooked businessman who's ripped off a lot of people is named Rip. Also, he dies violently when BJ chops off his arm and then buries the axe into his chest - the achievement/trophy you get for killing him is even called "R.I.P.". Rest In Pieces, you bastard.
  • Never My Fault: He shrugs off all responsibility for his heinous action and remains an unrepentant bastard right up to the moment he finally expires from his wounds inflicted by an angry B.J.
  • Offing the Offspring: He attempts to anyway, and he doesn't succeed, getting killed by B.J. in the process.
  • Only in It for the Money: His existence pretty much boils down to this: he married Zofia for the money, cheated out his multiple business partners for the money (even as his business was struggling) and sold out his neighbors and his own wife to the Nazis for the money. While he certainly doesn't disapprove of the Nazis' racist/homophobic/xenophobic views, it is clear he collaborated with them more for the monetary reward than for being a dutiful member of the party.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: anti-semitic, racist, homophobic... there's not many prejudices that he doesn't fill out. Which makes him working with Frau Engel make a lot of sense.
  • Pet the Dog: There was one moment where Rip wasn’t a complete asshole to his son, and that was when a young B.J. was suffering from night terrors about monsters coming from the basement. He actually agrees to help the boy get over his fear by giving him a BB gun and taking him down to the basement with a shotgun to "kill the monsters". He lets him keep the rifle afterwards as a security blanket.
    • Yank the Dog's Chain: In addition to making B.J. reliant on a gun to sleep comfortably, he later drags his son down to the cellar again, gives him the same shotgun Rip that "defended" him with, and forces him to kill Bessie. B.J. has a flashback to the basement in adulthood, with Rip now being who he's afraid of as the true monster. This also applies in a meta sense, as the player is led to believe with this final flashback that maybe Rip isn't quite as monstrous as he first appeared, and may even help his son in the present. And then he shows up and turns out to be even worse than we thought.
    • Bait the Dog: His so-called sole compassion towards B.J. by ridding his night terrors is very likely a way just to get things his way and get B.J. on his side while caring only for himself rather out of genuine care. And he outright admitted that he was sick of BJ waking him up at night, and that beating the fear out of him didn't work.
      • He even baits the player in his final appearance, his first lines being a mention of the ranch upstate given to him by the Nazis. It would make you think that he said this as an offer to serve as a hideout, possibly as atonement for being a bastard. But then he goes on and it turns out he pretty much only said that to boast to his son about how he was rewarded for helping the Nazis.
  • The Quisling: When the Nazis came marching in he sold out his ethnic neighbors, his homosexual neighbors, his business partners and his own Jewish wife for money and status.
  • Redemption Rejection: Helping BJ with his night terrors would have provided an opening to undergo Character Development by changing his ways to mend bridges with his family to show more of his better nature, but he chose not to and remained a despicable human being up to the very end.
  • Scars Are Forever: If young B.J. manages to get hold of a vase before Rip grabs him in the 1919 prologue he can smash it across Rips face leaving a cut. The healed scars are there in 1962 when B.J. returns to retrieve his mothers ring to give to Anya.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: While the game as a whole contains quite a bit of swearing, Rip still stands out for being a fountain of racial slurs on top of having a filthy mouth. This is despite the fact that he chastises a grown BJ for having a "mouth like a sewer".
  • Slimeball: In the words of one of his former employees, Rip is "slicker than a goddamn slop jar." And he lives up to this impression in every single scene he appears in.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Rip has very little screentime, only appearing in flashbacks and once in the present, but boy does he make an impression. His tip to the Nazis also leads to BJ being captured and executed, which would have killed him if it hadn't been for his friends managing to save his head in the nick of time. In a broader sense, Rip's bigoted beliefs and abusive actions likely contributed to B.J.'s deep hatred for Nazis.
  • The Sociopath: It's blatantly obvious that there is no shred of decency or humanity inside this man. He treats his family like shit over petty slights, gladly sells out his ethnic neighbours along with his Jewish wife TO DIE simply out of greed and spite without even so much as a flicker of remorse over it, heralds himself as a paragon of virtue over such actions and to top it off, tries to kill his own son after selling him out to the Nazis.
  • You're Not My Father: BJ holds no reservations on saying how much of a scumbag and terrible father Rip was and makes it exceedingly clear to Rip before he kills him that what little love he had for his father died unceremoniously once Rip reveals he sold out his own wife and BJ's mother to the Nazis. BJ doesn't even flinch when Rip levels a shotgun at his forehead and only makes a single offhand comment about him being his son before delivering a Pre Ass Kicking One Liner and killing the old man with no hesitation.
    BJ: "Was a time I was scared of you. Was a time I would piss myself having a gun pointed at my head. You know what I feel right now? (Rip cocks the gun. BJ doesn't even break eye contact.) Not a God-damned thing." (BJ pushes the gun away before Rip fires.)

    Gruber 
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Voiced by: Heiko Obermöller

A Nazi Commander B.J. encounters in Roswell, whom just happens to be Failed a Spot Check personified.

  • Affably Evil: He's friendly, and doesn't appear malicious, toward anyone in Papa Joe's, even politely asking B.J. for his identification papers, at least until he finally realizes who the "fireman" he had been trying to strike up a conversation with is.
  • Boom, Headshot!: How he meets his end, either by Super Spesh shooting him in the head or by B.J. hitting him with the fire extinguisher.
  • Expy: He's a dead ringer for Major Hellstrom from Inglorious Basterds.
  • Failed a Spot Check: Wanted signs of B.J. everywhere (including a shot of him on the television) and he doesn't even recognize him until he turns to leave. The look on his face, priceless doesn't even begin to cover it.
  • Fan Nickname: He's more commonly known as The Milkshake Nazi. His real name can be found on a e-post in the Oberkommando where the sender complains he was supposed to come back with lunch.
  • Sweet Tooth: Strawberry milkshakes just happen to be his most favorite American thing.
  • One-Scene Wonder: His scene was featured heavily in the game's advertising.

    Adolf Hitler (The New Colossus
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Voiced in English by: Norbert Weisser (The New Colossus)
Voiced in Latin American Spanish by: Blas Garcia (The New Colossus)note 

Yep, after spending pretty much all of The Old Blood and The New Order as The Ghost, Hitler's back, and he's gotten a little worse since we last saw him. He shows up in The New Colossus as the producer of a film that the Nazi High Command are making about "Terror-Billy", to celebrate their "killing" of him, and is just as insane and delusional as you would imagine an elderly Hitler to be.

  • 0% Approval Rating: Being Hitler, it should be obvious that he is hated by everyone. Even some of his own servants are known to go rogue on him or have disliked some of his decision making.
  • Adaptational Wimp: His Wolfenstein 3D incarnation was not afraid to wear a mecha armor to fight our hero, whereas in this timeline, he couldn't possibly put up a fight with B.J. due to his advanced age. Not that his real-life counterpart was a fighter...
  • Adolf Hitlarious: Downplayed in The New Colossus. Hitler is still the power-crazed dictator of a genocidal white supremacist empire and murders some unlucky civilians, but he's also a doddering, senile old man who has to take a nap during the casting of his "magnum opus" and mistakes the director for his mutti in a particularly bad moment. If your sense of humor is dark enough, you may find his behavior both disturbing and funny.
  • Anonymous Ringer: In the German version of The New Colossus, due to Germany's No Swastikas rule in video games, Hitler is replaced with "Kanzler Heiler". The only real differences between Hitler and Heiler is that the latter doesn't have the iconic toothbrush moustache (making his appearance look somewhat jarring) and his anti-Semitic rambling has been quietly replaced with him just rambling about spies.
  • Asshole Victim: Aside from B.J. having the option to kill him, its implied that Deathshead kept whatever life preserving technology from him in order to cause the tyrant to degenerate into a weak, senile crone.
  • Ax-Crazy: Hitler isn't sane by any definition of the imagination, and in New Colossus, his senility has turned him into a paranoid lunatic that will babble about his mother one minute and remorselessly shoot dead a random person on the other, just out of suspicion of them being Jewish spies. It speaks to the loyalty of his officers, or the need to keep him around for political reasons, that he hasn't been smothered in his sleep to cut down on the random shootings.
  • Badass Arm-Fold: There are paintings throughout The New Colossus that depict Hitler doing this while giving the viewer a stern, commanding glare, giving the impression that this is a dangerous, powerful man you do not want to mess with. When you finally meet him in person, while both of those things are still true, he's... not quite as intimidating as he is in his paintings, to say the least.
  • Bad Boss: He shoots an actor out of suspicion of being a Jewish spy after being referred to as "Mr. Hitler," another for bombing the fight scene, and a third because he didn't get the part. The last one was after Blazkowicz just brutally killed a soldier, with which Hitler reacts with ecstatic enthusiasm at the "acting" Blazkowicz could bring to the part. The only person he seems to value is Riefenstahl, without whom Hitler would be worse than helpless.
  • Believing Their Own Lies: The movie he's writing, with him killing B.J. while wearing a mechsuit? He believes the movie he's making is exactly how it happened. B.J. can even find a postcard of his sent to Engel where he goes from mentioning that he just heard of Terror-Billy's capture and death to recounting his absurd fantasy to the woman who chopped B.J.'s head off on live TV with the whole world watching.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: Come New Colossus, he is reduced to a prematurely senile old wreck, incapable of doing even the simplest of tasks and doesn’t hold much in the way of being a threat compared to other Wolfenstein villains. The most dangerous thing about him is his subordinates allow this senile, paranoid old man to keep a loaded weapon on his person at all times.
  • Came Back Wrong: According to Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, it's suggested that he survived an assassination attempt... but it's also mentioned that after the attempt, he's cold, clammy and smells like death and decay. In The New Colossus, he constantly coughs, suffers from loss of bladder control (and pees blood!), suffers from bouts of senility, and complains of feeling "cold", but it's ambiguous whether or not it is just a result of him getting rather on in years. Especially because, as actual historical research has demonstrated, few of those symptoms were out of the ordinary for him in 1944 or so.
  • Dark Lord on Life Support: Even with the Nazis' vast resources and advanced technology, by New Colossus, he's a shambling wreck both physically and mentally — unable to control his bladder (revealing he's urinating blood!) or gag reflex, lapsing into senile reveries, and shooting people in a paranoid rage.note 
  • Evil Old Folks: Hitler is 71 when he appears in The New Colossus, though his physical and mental health make him look about 20 years older. Even in his original appearance in Wolfenstein 3D, which takes place around 1945, he would be 56, the age he died at in real life.
  • The Ghost: In the universe of 2009 game and The New Order, despite apparently being the still-reigning Führer of the Reich, he never makes an appearance. He finally makes an appearance in The New Colossus.
  • Insistent Terminology: Don't address him as anything other than "Mein Führer". You'll be lucky if you're still alive.
  • Karma Houdini: He doesn't get any comeuppance at the end of the game. Although considering his advanced age and deteriorating health, karma will catch up to him sooner or later. See What Happened to the Mouse? below.
  • Mad Artist: Having absolutely nothing to do while those below him command the Nazi empire on his behalf has allowed Hitler time to court his muse; among other pursuits, he writes and produces his own screenplays with his "favorite" director Frau Helene, and records a cameo for a very special episode of Trust in Brother. He even sends an e-post to an unfortunate underling screaming about how, like inferior blood in the gene pool, the light reflected from certain impure colors "of the second and third order" can poison the body.
  • Milking the Giant Cow: Well, he is Hitler after all.
  • Properly Paranoid: Accidentally. In spite of his paranoia about spies and Jews, the one occasion he was right was when Blazkowicz infiltrated his movie auditions. He just didn't accuse the right person in the room...
  • Puppet King: The New Order and The New Colossus frequently imply that Hitler, due to his addled mind and general mental instability, has effectively become this, acting as little more than a figurehead for the Nazi regime, while his more ambitious seconds-in-command, like Deathshead or Engel, run the show behind the scenes. Similarly, it's suggested that the reason he's camped out on Venus is because various higher-ups of the Reich wants him as far away from running things as physically possible.
  • Scatterbrained Senior: Mein Gott, has this guy lost his marbles with age, and he's not even that old. Not that he was particularly sane to begin with, but here, his badly deteriorated mind has made him a complete joke... and a dangerous one, at that.
  • Toilet Humor: As a sign of just how senile he is, he decides to take a piss into a bucket, and either doesn't notice or doesn't care that people are watching him (and his aim isn't exactly accurate). And if that weren't enough, he also pees blood, pukes on the floor, and Helene Winter accidentally steps in it.
  • The Unfought: In New Colossus. Although B.J. encounters him directly when on the Venus base, he cannot fight the old man, to avoid blowing cover; even lightly stomping his head while he lies prone on the floor will result in immediate death, as every soldier and turret opens fire on B.J. while he's unarmed and helpless. Even when B.J. breaks cover and starts rampaging openly, the "Alpha" is quickly secured and evacuated off-screen.
  • Unknown Rival: In his brief scene in New Colossus, Hitler seems to believe that he was B.J. Blazkowicz's greatest enemy. By all appearances B.J. hasn't given him much thought at all; his actual Arch-Enemy having been Deathshead, who was far more dangerous and competent.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Doesn't appear for the remainder of New Colossus after the auditioning scenes.

    Helene Winter 
A film director based on Leni Riefenstahl. She's a fairly prominent film director in the Nazi-controlled world, making movies for the Nazi war machine such as America: The New Order. She also serves as Hitler's favorite film instructor, and reluctant caretaker.
  • Beleaguered Assistant: She's trying her damndest to turn Hitler's self-proclaimed "genius" writing into films. It is not made easier by the fact that she effectively has to act as a caretaker for the ailing Hitler who insist on overseeing the production personally, and even harder by Hitler's senility and other mental and physical problems, which causes him to be completely Ax-Crazy most of the time and occasionally mistaking her for his mother.
  • Expy: She's pretty clearly based on Leni Riefenstahl; she even shares her first name with her.

    Roderick Metze 
Voiced by: Dwight Schultz

Übercommandant Roderick Metze, born into an old Confederate family and the son of a preacher and Grand Dragon of the KKK, had already gained a reputation in his dentistry practice for being a sadistic bigot, but when the Nazis took over, he saw an opportunity to help reclaim America for his ancestors. Now the commander of Illinois, he devotes himself to overseeing gruesome eugenics experiments on captured former athletes. He was introduced in The Freedom Chronicles.


  • Black Shirt: Unlike his fellow American Rip, who sold out people for money and status, Metze is a racists who loathes black people and joined the Nazis because he shares their ideology of Aryan superiority.
  • Depraved Dentist: Was one before the invasion, because it allowed him to torture people while pretending to help them.
  • Destination Defenestration: He meets his demise when Joe tackles him out of a window. Since it happened on the Venus and Metze wasn’t wearing a protective suit, not surviving the fall was probably less painful than the alternative.
  • Dirty Coward: Once he realizes that Joe will not stop his pursuit until one of them is death, he escapes to the Nazi base on the Venus. Joe still catches up with him.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Metze was the one who proposed Operation Black Sun, and hinted to be the one who originally conceived of the Sonnegewehr and advocated for its construction.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: A newspaper article in his office suggests that his petty obsession with Joe and persecution of the Stallion family comes from Metze's own days as an association football star; during a match he and Joe once played, the single goal scored by Joe kept him from kicking a perfect game.
  • Hypocrite: Despite his disdain for "Üntermenschen" and professed belief in natural Aryan athletic superiority, he still tries to harvest genetic traits from Sklave-class athletes in the hopes that he can breed a better class of football player.
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