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Wilf (as he watches an army truck full of foreigners drive off to a "labour camp"), Doctor Who, "Turn Left"

From 1933 to 1945, Germany was ruled with an iron fist by Adolf Hitler and his Nazi Party. They eventually used Refuge in Audacity to execute millions of people they found undesirable, with about half (using the 12 million death figure) being Jews, the rest being various other groups that often got picked on in Europe: communists, Roma, homosexuals, Jehovah's Witnesses, the mentally ill, disabled people, Slavs, etc. The Nazis were also one of the primary drivers in starting the most destructive war in human history, which killed even more people. (Estimates range from 40 to 80 million, based on what you include. Typically reported as the midpoint, 60.) Under Nazi control, the German military committed widespread atrocities across Europe, from soldiers partaking in looting, burning, and killing civilians throughout occupied territory, to pilots strafing crowds of fleeing refugees. The result is that they are considered by Western culture to be one of the most evil groups of people that ever lived, and therefore easy and acceptable to make look bad.


For that reason, ever since then, people have created villains who are clearly analogous to the Nazis. These pseudo-Nazis can generally range from sympathetic people who got swept up in the chaos to a simplified bunch of Psychos for Hire who joined the army simply so they can massacre inferior races. While the former is better depth-wise, making these Nazis By Any Other Name too sympathetic can result in a Draco in Leather Pants.

Common elements include a black- or brown-uniformed paramilitary political force with simple geometric emblems on their arms, centering on one person as the supreme leader heavily guarded by black-shirted longcoat-wearing minions. Their ideology typically consists of the leader constantly shrieking, "We are the Master Race/Species! We will reign supreme! We will crush all who oppose us! All inferiors shall submit or/and die! Hail Victory!" To that end, they will commit the most hideous of crimes in a heartbeat, and the only thing that will get them to stop is unyielding force.


In fact, if the Nazis didn't exist, they'd have to be invented. Without actually being grateful for Nazis, hundreds of films, books, and other works would not be the same if they had not been their reference and inspiration.

Of course, since the Nazis themselves stole symbolism, slogans, and rituals from other historical sources (and racism looooong predates their existence), much of what is associated with them today is actually far Older Than They Think. (In some cases such as the Non-Nazi Swastika, the symbols may even have had a perfectly innocent connotation before the Nazis got their dirty hands on it.) So a few examples commonly given merely reflect generic totalitarian, cult-of-personality, and/or dictatorship elements. Manga, Anime, and other forms of Japanese entertainment will also borrow from Imperial Japan: for example, the killing of surrendering soldiers, or attempts to stamp out culture. Further justification for this trope in more recent years has been the outlawing of Nazi swastikas and related imagery in Germany and other places, leading to the use of similar-looking symbols that weren't previously associated with fascism.

Any strong German ruler (Frederick the Great, Bismarck, Barbarossa, Merkelnote ...) or right-wing German political movement (any one) is at risk of getting this treatment, especially in works from 1970 to 1990.

A subtrope of Fictional Political Party and Does This Remind You of Anything?. Compare with Putting on the Reich, Scary Dogmatic Aliens, and Space Jews. Compare and contrast with Gratuitous Nazis, where actual Nazis are used (where one wouldn't expect to find them) just to have some villains that can be instantly identified as evil. Visit the scenic Reichstropen for more about Those Wacky Nazis and their imitators. For empire builders who consider themselves inherently superior to all other races/nations but don't necessarily partake of other Nazi ideology or imagery, see Master Race. And if they're Played for Laughs, that's Adolf Hitlarious. See Commie Nazis for an evil political party that borrows elements (including just symbolic elements) from both the Nazis and the Communists (especially the Soviet Union).

Conversely, comparing someone unfairly to Hitler or Nazis is well known as a violation of Godwin's Law.

Truth in Television given the existence of Neo-Nazism, but No Real Life Examples, Please! Referring to any individual, Real Life group or movement as this will cause a massive Flame War.


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    Anime & Manga 
  • Attack on Titan has The Kingdom of Marley which resides beyond the three Walls; They practice systemic racism and exclusion against the people of Eldian descent (bonus points for the Jewish overtones of the Eldian culture and mythology), forcing them into conditions that heavily remind of the treatment of Jews during The Holocaust, including using extensive propaganda to paint them as "descendants of the Devil", forcing them to live in ghettos and making them wear an armband with the Eldian symbol. Interestingly, both Eldian and Marleyan characters have Germanic sounding names already.
    • The Yeagerists have this role for Eldians inside the walls. After the truth about the outside world is revealed, and that they plan to invade and exterminate the people of the island. The Yeagerists believe to be the master race destined to control the world, and rally after Eren Yeager, believing his powers will destroy the world outside the walls and help give rise to the New Eldian Empire. Having huge support from the population, they free Eren from prison, and execute a coup d'etat against the Military Junta, taking control of the govenrment, gleefuly executing foreigners — even those who were helping Paradis — and adopt Erwin Smith's "Dedicate your hearts!" warcry into a Sieg Heil-equivalent.
  • Bleach: Yhwach, The Emperor of the Vandenreich, an empire of Quincies with a German aesthetic. His Sternritter wear uniforms that bear resemblance to the apparel worn by SS personnel. The four Sternritter chosen to serve as his elite guard are called the Schutzstaffel, sharing the name of the paramilitary organization that served under Adolf Hitler. Six years prior to the start of the series, Yhwach enacted a purge on all Quincies of mixed blood, or Quincies he deemed "impure" in order to empower himself.
  • Nishikori in Cage of Eden is explicitly referred to as using Nazi tactics. However, in a rare example, they are not talking about genocide or racism (the population is too small for that). Rather, he borrows the Nazi "whistle blowing" tactic, encouraging his slaves to report on each other. Not only does it keep him informed, but it keeps his followers scared and unable to cooperate against him.
  • Britannia from Code Geass combine Nazism with the British Empire, with a society built around notions of Social Darwinism. They refer to conquered non-Britannian people by a numbered designation ("Elevens" instead of Japanese) and are not hesitant to massacre entire ghettos in order to fulfill their aims. Emperor Charles zi Britannia turns the funeral of his own son, Prince Clovis, into a political rally complete with All Hail Britannia chants. It also borrows from Japan itself, with the Numbers being a reference to the Japanization that happened after Japan began expanding its borders. There is also a Pureblood faction that tries to seize power following Clovis' assassination. At one point, Princess Euphemia, one of the Britannians who opposes this system, is prodded to overlook an apparently talented painter's work due to his having a smidgen of Eleven blood. The uniform style is notably absent, particularly considering how it's used so much in anime without trying to evoke this trope.
    • To drive the nail further, the often used Britannian chant is "All hail Britannia!", which sounds more like "All heil Britannia!" in the Japanese version
  • Dragon Ball Super: Zamasu wants to wipe out all mortal life, believing that the universe would be better off without them and that gods are the only beings truly worthy of life. He also believes that the other gods are "useless" and therefore are no longer welcome in his utopia.
  • The Orte Empire in Drifters is a human supremacist force that seeks to exterminate every non-human race. Turns out to be a subversion since they were founded by Adolf Hitler, making them literal Nazis.
  • Done comedically with the organization ACROSS in Excel Saga. Characters regularly shout "Hail Il Palazzo" while doing the Roman salute to their leader. Though otherwise ACROSS does not share much with Nazism, besides a desire to Take Over the World. In the anime, you can actually briefly see twin swastikas in Excel's eyes as she vocally expresses her loyalty in the first episode.
  • The Golan Army from Fist of the North Star is a gang composed mainly of surviving members of a special forces unit whose leader (a man known only as "The Colonel") seeks to create Godland, a nation for "the chosen people" (also drawing some parallels with Israel). They do so by kidnapping young fertile women, killing their friends and family in the process, in order to breed a generation of superior children with their soldiers. This aspect is downplayed in the anime, where the gang is renamed "God's Army" and is turned into a subordinate organization of the Kingsmen (the enemy faction that Kenshiro faced in another story arc of the manga), with the Colonel being rewritten into a deluded follower of Shin.
  • Amestris, the country in which Fullmetal Alchemist takes place (probably the best anime example of this trope), is a military nation where the standard — or you might say, the preferred look is blonde hair and blue eyes, ruled by a "Führer" who in the past sought to exterminate an ethnic group living within the borders, distinguishable by their facial features and monotheistic religion. Amestris is, however, rather more like post-World War II Germany, what with the aforementioned "Ishval Civil War" having been a horrible PR catastrophe and most modern Amestrians behaving extremely apologetically towards surviving Ishvalans. The leader who initiated the genocide is somehow still seated in power and continues to uphold a destructive Lebensraum policy, but it helps when you're a superpowered Artificial Human backed by a truly ancient and sinister Government Conspiracy. This is a somewhat unusual example in that Amestris is mainly inspired by industrial revolution era Britain, and the Ishvalans are based on the Ainu people, but it manages to look like a parallel to Nazi Germany anyway.
  • The Principality of Zeon and its successor movement Neo Zeon from the UC Gundam timeline. The most famous instance is where Prince Gihren Zabi turns a state funeral into a political rally, with the audience shouting "Sieg Zeon!" (Hail Zeon in the dub). Lampshaded when King Degwin Zabi compares his son, Gihren, to Hitler and Gihren accepts it as a complement. While the analogy had been in place since the series started, the 1990s OVAs Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket and Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory kicked it into overdrive by having Zeon start slapping German names on practically everything and using flags and banners that were literally just Nazi trappings with the Swastika replaced by their own emblem; the franchise has kept running with the theme and hasn't looked back since.
    • However, the political and military actions taken by Zeon "liberating" other colonies from the Earth Federation are more akin to Imperial Japan's actions of "liberating" Asian nations from Western influence.
    • On the other side of the war, the Titans in Zeta Gundam also have an SS vibe.
    • The Sleeves, The Remnant of Neo Zeon, have Nazi-esque designs for their mobile suits: example, the Geara Zulu has a distinctive helmet shape. Their soldiers use "All Hail Neo Zeon!" as a battle cry of sorts.
  • Gundam SEED does this to both sides. ZAFT shares Zeon/Germany's look, and their leader, Patrick Zala, is essentially a more sympathetic expy of Gihren, who believes that Coordinators are a Superior Species/Master Race that deserves to replace the Naturals, and advocates the butchering of surrendering troops and the eventual destruction of the Earth (he and his supporters live in space colonies) by Wave-Motion Gun. His archenemy, Muruta Azrael, is a smooth-talking blond psychopath who runs Blue Cosmos, an anti-Coordinator political party and lobby group that is equal parts Nazi Party and Ku Klux Klan cell, and seeks to use nuclear weapons to destroy the colonies and kill all the Coordinators because they are "unnatural." As both sides become more and more Naziesque, the sympathetic characters on both eventually defect, forming the Three Ships' Alliance.
  • Breiking Boss and his Androkorps in Neo Human Casshern are an evil android army that seek to eradicate the human race. Amongst their many Nazi-esque traits are a swasitka-like insignia and a faux(?)-German salute "Yartze Brakkin!"
  • Nidome no Yuusha: Just like Adolph, Princess Alessia genuinely believes that she has a divine mandate to exterminate all the "lesser" beings, everyone with less than 100% human blood, and those from other worlds or countries, even if they're all 100% human, purely for the repulsive "crime" of daring to exist in her sight.
  • Fairy Tale from Rosario + Vampire plays this trope completely straight. They are a group of monsters obsessed with killing off humans, with social darwinism as one of their founding principles. Their leader is borderline messiah figure in their eyes, and she's a Sensor Character who can detect and purge anyone who shows signs of disagreement. Then there are the uniforms...
  • In TOKYO TRIBE 2, the NEO WU-RONZ, after nearly taking over a majority of Tokyo, becomes the "Skunk Empire", named after its leader and former underling of Mera. The outfits of the Skunk Empire members are reminiscent of Nazi uniforms, with the kana "?" in place of the swastika. Even Skunk, who grew a mustache over the course of two episodes, dresses very similarly to Hitler during his reign as the leader of the Skunk Empire.
    • Averted as the soldiers have little loyalty to Skunk, and more to Mera and Buppa/Bubba (depending on translation) - shown when Skunk orders his soldiers to fight the resisting Tribes who were not destroyed/amalgated into the Skunk Empire after Buppa/Bubba died. They tore their armbands off after receiving that command and moved against Skunk - and all the other Tribes did too. Also, they stopped fighting after hearing Buppa/Bubba died.
  • Trinity Blood has the Rosenkruez Orden, who are a group of vampires (and one evil human) who are terrorists bent on bringing about the end of the world. They are led by Aryan Ubermensch Cain Nightroad and most dress in clear black suits that very strongly resemble SS uniforms.
  • Whilst for the most part the Galactic Empire in Legend of Galactic Heroes evokes Imperial Germany rather than Nazi Germany, its founder in the backstory, Rudolf von Goldenbaum, fits this trope pretty well, being a charismatic dictator who rose to power in a corrupt democracy and then transformed it into an autocracy ruled by his own cult of personality, in addition to implementing a number of distinctly social Darwinist policies.
  • Choze from One-Punch Man is a practitioner of the 'Fist of the Pure Blood Master Race' martial arts style, and claims to be from a clan of people who have practiced the greatest breeding program to create a superior race, and that they aim to rule the world. He also looks like the generic ideal of an 'Aryan Superman'. Upon becoming a monster, he decides that he is going to wipe out all of the 'inferior specimens' of humanity and only let the 'master race' survive, and one of his new attacks is even called 'Inferior Race Annihilation Shot'.
  • Tweeny Witches: The military dictatorship of the warlocks is led by Grande, who plans to destroy the Human Realm through dark magic in hopes of making a new home for his species to escape the destruction of the Magical Realm. They believe in the superiority of technology over magic and thus oppress the wizards as the remnants of the old magical order, forcing them to live in Miche Village since the establishment of Wizard Kingdom and having turned them into a Dying Race in the present. At one point, Tiana addresses Grande with "-kakka", a Japanese Honorific used for the Führer. When the special task force urges the witches to fight the warlocks, Luca paints humans as a scapegoat in an effort to get both groups together, claiming that one of them, Arusu, has hidden the True Book of Spells to keep dark magic from saving all the witches and warlocks from the eventual destruction of the Magical Realm.

    Comic Books 
  • The American Survivalist Labor Committee (ASLC) in American Flagg! threatens a fascist American revolution. The Gotterdammercrat party is more overtly Nazi-themed, complete with swastikas and Putting on the Reich uniforms.
  • The Carpathian vampires in American Vampire consider themselves superior to not just humans, but also all other vampire bloodlines and its revealed that during the 1700s, they engaged in a genocidal campaign to exterminate them and were just barely stopped by the Vassals of the Morning Star from taking over the world. Its no wonder that by the time of World War II, they actually sided with the Nazis since they shared their Master Race beliefs.
  • In the "Atomic Knights" stories in DC Comics, post-apocalypse Detroit is ruled by a cadre of thugs called "Blue Belts" who wear a distinctive crisscrossing symbol on their hats and uniforms. Their compound also has the symbol, flanked by a pair of wings. Their leader, Kadey, is called "Mr. Organizer" by his men.
  • "Arctic Nation", from the eponymous edition of the French-Spanish comic book Blacksad, consists of rich, influential white animals (as in, with white fur), who wear early Nazi-style trenchcoats, have a flag which substitutes a stylized snowflake for the swastika, and wear armbands, but in their actual workings they're instead the KKK, complete with sheet robes and burning crosses.
  • The "Red Sword" in the classic Flash Gordon comic strip is a thinly veiled expy of the Third Reich: Flash returns to Earth especially to stop them invading America, then zooms back to Mongo again.
  • HYDRA from Marvel probably fall here. Somewhat like Norsefire below, HYDRA started off as an actual Nazi organisation during World War II which became independent when the actual Nazis, well, lost. When your founders are Nazis it's no stretch that your organisation end up Nazi-like. In the Fifth Sleeper story, the Red Skull tells Captain America that HYDRA was always a front for "the true force supreme, NAZIISM!" It says a lot for how hated the Nazis are that HYDRA is, by comparison, a Slave to PR.
  • Thurim in Requiem Vampire Knight is an Medieval example as a German Teutonic Knight who was secretly an Satanist that fought in the famous Battle in the Ice against the Nodvgorod Republic. Prior to the battle, he makes a speech to his men denouncing the Russians not just as heretics since they are Orthodox Christians (which is rich, considering where his true allegiance lies), but outright sub-human - anti-Slavic racism was an essential component to National Socialism. Just before perishing, he issues a Dying Curse on the Russians promising revenge in another lifetime which he gets when reincarnating centuries later as an actual Nazi fighting in the Eastern Front against the Soviets.
  • In Archie Comics' Sonic the Hedgehog, Angel Island was occupied for a time by the Dr. Eggman-backed Dingo Regime, whose soldiers not only wore Brown Shirt-esque uniforms, but who imprisoned all captured Echidnas in what were clearly concentration camps.
  • In Tomahawk #112, Tomahawk battles a Hessian officer named Van Grote: a Torture Technician who is rounding civilians sympathetic to the rebel cause and imprisoning them in them is prison camps (surrounded by anachronistic barbed wire). To further drive the point home he has adopted a good luck symbol stole from a local Indian chief as his personal symbol: the swastikanote  His personal troops wear the symbol on an armband.
  • Bob Heller, one of the presidential candidates in Transmetropolitan, whose rhetoric is equal parts social Darwinism and Patriotic Fervor. His campaign insignia is a black "H" in a white circle on a field of red, and other characters openly compare him to the Nazis and his campaign events to the Nuremberg rallies. (Just how much of a Crapsack World is Transmetropolitan? Not only is Heller not the most evil candidate in the race, he's not even the most evil candidate in his party.)
  • The Norsefire Party in V for Vendetta. The head honcho Leader Adam Susan, in an introspective moment before the beginning of his slide into true madness, reaffirms to himself he is fascist, both by the historic and the Nazi definition. In his own mental phrasing (and Norsefire doctrine, no doubt), the war "put paid to freedom".
    The Leader: I will not hear talk of freedom. I will not hear talk of individual liberty. They are luxuries. I do not believe in luxuries. The war put paid to luxury. The war put paid to freedom. The only freedom left to my people is the freedom to starve. The freedom to die, the freedom to live in a world of chaos. Should I allow them that freedom? I think not. I think not.
  • In Grant Morrison's penultimate arc of New X-Men, Planet X, Holocaust survivor Magneto goes more and more mindlessly berserk as the arc wears on, culminating in his beginning to herd all surviving baseline humans in New York into crematoria. One of his servants even points out that he's acting like a Nazi. This caused a bit of fan outcry, and Marvel execs were so horrified that they immediately said that wasn't Magneto. This is hardly the first time Magneto has been compared to the Nazis, nor the first instance of someone pointing it out to him, or even Magneto acknowledging it himself.
    • A better received example is an alternate future/dream where Magneto wipes out humanity only to have the dead rise from their graves, including zombie Hitler who compliments him on being such an apt pupil. The look on Magneto's face is priceless. That probably has something to do with this three-page sequence being the only X-Men-related material ever penned by Alan Moore.
    • Another incident worth noting—just after Magneto took over Genosha, he mused to Xavier that he didn't think a mutant nation was enough; he hoped to find "a more... definitive solution". Xavier suggests the word he was looking for was "final". Cue defensive rant.
    • Ultimate Magneto, however, is another story. He is a clear mutant supremacist who has attempted genocide many times. Since this is an alternate Magneto, this was far better received.
    • In "Operation Rebirth" from X-Men: Evolution, Logan explains the super soldier program used to turn Steve Rogers into Captain America. Xavier's reply? "A master race?" Logan gets the hint and claims it was the good guys behind the project.
    • It's hardly just Magneto - extremists who hate and fear mutants want them wiped out in a manner similar to ethnic cleansing. There are numerous Elseworld stories (like Days of Future Past) in which this has come true and Mutants are enslaved and imprisoned. Magneto's main motivation is to make sure this doesn't happen. By wiping out the humans first.
    • In the Magneto (2014) solo series, he admits to using techniques he learned firsthand from Nazis in his crusade against anti-mutant bigots.
  • The Kreelers (anti-mutant lobby) in the 2000 AD strip Strontium Dog, led by Nelson Bunker Kreelman (pictured above). There's even a Kreeler Youth organisation.
    • Replaced by The New Church in the SD story arc aptly titled The Final Solution.
    • Another 2000AD comic, Invasion! and its sequel, Savage, feature the Volgans, a far-right Russian regime. Originally intended to be played by the Soviet Union, Editorial Meddling forced the creators to use a generically authoritarian Ruritanian Expy so as not to aggravate officials at the Soviet embassy during a period of fragile détente. They were later explicitly revealed to be Russian.
      • Likewise, the enemy Norts from Rogue Trooper show quite a number of Nazi characteristics.
  • Marvel in particular has a large number of Nazi-esque parties and hate groups, including the Magistrates of Genosha (pre Magneto takeover), The Right, The Knights of Genetic Purity, the Watchdogs, The Secret Empire, Purity, and others. Actually, the name Secret Empire may be a reference to the real life Invisible Empire of the Ku Klux Klan.

    Fan Works 
  • In Child of the Storm, HYDRA are this (as per usual), partly because they employ actual Nazis, one of whom is known for experimenting on people, as is Lucius Malfoy, in a roundabout fashion. He's a Social Darwinist who believes that the strong should rule the weak - he's just a bit more flexible about the whole race thing.
    • Wanda alludes to telling her father to his face that he was no better than the Nazis and similar. As she notes with a certain degree of satisfaction, he took it badly.
    • T'Challa accuses Baron Zemo of being little more than a Nazi. The other man objects, claiming to be The Social Darwinist and that Nazism's obsession with race got in the way of true Social Darwinism, before remarking that T'Challa was far superior to any of the Nazis.
  • In Event Horizon: Storm of Magic, the Lannisters definitely seem to take on characteristics of the Nazis as they modernize, complete with a "Lannister Salute", foot soldiers who dress up with spiked helmets, and Tywin Lannister openly discussing creating a "thousand year dynasty" and invading the Riverlands to obtain more "living space".
  • In The Lone Traveler an unusually insightful version of Vernon Dursley outright calls the Death Eaters Nazis (or wannabes thereof).
  • In the Robotech fanfic Marque and Reprisal, the Purifiers are a faction controlling the Lake Victoria area in Africa, who trade the Flower of Life with the Invid in exchange for protoculture. They were engaged in a campaign of conquest and ethnic cleansing in the Serengeti. Their flag even has a red background, just like the Nazis.
  • In the Infinity Crisis spin-off fic Distant Cousins, Lex Luthor actually claims that he's not like Hitler because he doesn't consider it 'genocide' to kill aliens as he says "Genocide only counts if it's people who deserve to live".
  • The Last Son features the mutant-hating group of the Friends of Humanity as recurring adversaries of the heroes. Captain America straightly tells Graydon Creed that his bigotry is the kind that died out when Hitler committed suicide, or should have, at least. Interestingly invoked by General Zod when he is accused for being "another racist tyrant" by Magneto; however, Zod states that his comparison to Hitler is inaccurate because while Hitler's claim to supremacy was based on pseudoscience, whereas Zod has the might of an entire civilization behind him.
  • My Little Metro: The Warden of the New Lunar Republic prison mines is a magical mind-altering expy of Adolf Hitler. His mooks and likely the rest of the Republic fall under this as well.
  • My Brave Pony: Starfleet Magic: Has a protagonist example. Starfleet believe themselves to be in many ways superior to other species in the multiverse, the winged unicorns have actually conquered parts of other realities and they teach in the militaristic force to always follow orders blindly or you will get socially shunned. Not to forget that they excuse murder by dehumanizing resp. deponyizing their enemies. Worse, the author admitted on multiple accounts that this is intentional. According to certain posts, he might not even know the significance of something like the Holocaust and thinks mass murder is okay. (He was apparently raised and taught by Holocaust deniers, or so he claims.)
  • Returning: Referenced and lampshaded with the canon example of the Death Eaters. Lyra bluntly refers to them as "wizard nazis".
  • In Anomaly (Series), has the Patriot Party, which calls for the complete deportation of all Monsters from the United States. Their supporters even call humanity the Master Race. After successfully electing their Party Leader John A. Pence Frisk calls them out on their views, calling them Nazis.
  • Power Rangers GPX: Ragnar, the villain of Power Rangers GPX Supercharged, might as well be an elf version of a fascist dictator, right down to desiring a Final Solution to eliminate humanity, and having concentration camps. To put it in depth, he believes that humans, whom he considers to be inferior to elves, are a threat to Earth. So he manipulates his Queen to be able to attack the Power Rangers (who'd recently saved the world from an alien invasion). But then when she tells him off, he decides he never needed her in the first place and tries to kill her. Then he overthrows the government, installs himself as dictator, and all but declares war on humanity. As the fic goes on, his nazi-like tendencies are fleshed out, culminating in The Reveal of the aforementioned concentration camps.
  • In the Sonic fanverse series, Dimensional Wars the New Order faction is introduced as a darker path of what Moebius could become if King Scourge was forced off the throne and what the result would be with an interdimensional and interplanetary war between the prime world and Moebius. While not as technically advanced as the forces of the Egg Empire, the Moebian soldiers are known to be at least better trained than Eggman's usual lackeys, and they put on the Reich in spades. You have Moebian dogs mentally conditioned by dog whistles to attack with more ferocity when ordered, Wehrmacht like tactics and training, black Nazi like helmets, and the kicker? The Order openly supports genocide and interment of the 'rodents' of both worlds (echidnas who are hated for being allied to Eggman, and hedgehogs for being heroes normally in the Sonic fandom). However, unlike the Nazis the Order doesn't believe in harming the disabled, and both male and female soldiers have specific tasks on the battlefield.

    Films — Animation 
  • General Mandible in Antz is a Social Darwinist who wants to exterminate the "weak elements" of the ant colony.
  • In the Chicken Run, Mrs. Tweedy's cruel treatment of the chickens wouldn't more obviously resemble that of Nazis if the chickens were given Jewish names. She even has a gas oven.
  • Felidae has Pascal/Claudandus, a cat killing off specific cat breeds that he deems 'unworthy' of existence. It's explained more thoroughly in the book.
  • The Lion King (1994) gives us the song "Be Prepared", in which Scar rallies the Hyenas into setting up a new age in Pride Rock, ruled by Scar and the Hyenas. The Nazi Symbolism is quite clear during a sequence when the Hyenas goose step (the most evilest march ever) by Scar. The scene is directly inspired by Triumph of the Will. This makes the song especially chilling if you watch it in either Hebrew or German.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • In The Avengers, one of the first things Loki does on earth is to force a crowd of Germans to kneel before him while giving a speech about how humans "were born to be ruled". One old German — who is confirmed by Word of God to be a Holocaust survivor — calls him out on this while refusing to kneel:
    Old German: Not to men like you.
    Loki: There are no men like me.
    Old German: There are always men like you.
  • The 1972 version of Bluebeard with Richard Burton provides an odd example, due in part to its observance of No Swastikas. For all intents and purposes it's set during the Nazi era - the characters have Germanic names, one scene depicts an anti-Jewish pogrom, Hitler and Reinhard Heydrich are even mentioned by name - yet the setting's never explicitly identified as Germany. Which granted, is the least of the movie's problems.
  • HYDRA from Captain America: The First Avenger are explicitly stated to have started as a Nazi deep science division, but move away from the Reich after the Red Skull plans on bombing Berlin as part of his plan for world conquest. He even states that due to his deformity, he no longer fits with Hitler's perfect Aryan ideal. Despite this, HYDRA still uses a "Hail HYDRA!" cry and salute that seems suspiciously close to the "Heil Hitler!" salute. Note that HYDRA seems to have at least moved away from the racial purity angle of the Nazi regime, as Jasper Sitwell, a brown-skinned Latino man, is seen as a HYDRA agent in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. This is given a big fat Lampshade Hanging in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.:
    Ward: I'm not a Nazi!
    Skye: Yes you are! That is exactly what you are! It's in the S.H.I.E.L.D. handbook, chapter 1! The Red Skull, founder of HYDRA, was a big, fat, freaking Nazi!
    • HYDRA in the MCU seems to be something of an inversion, as despite being formed from a Nazi-splinter faction, they lack the nationalism and racial purity associated with Nazism and are borderline Terrorists Without a Cause. The Agents of HYDRA/Framework arc has them in full force, however, having taken over the United States on an anti-Inhumans party line... and pulling no stops on the "racial purity" issue, as a result.
  • John Ford's Cheyenne Autumn features Karl Malden as a German-accented cavalry officer named Wessels. When a group of Cheyenne show up to his fort looking for shelter, he locks them up concentration camp-style in a warehouse. He even sports a Hitler mustache and claims, when called out for his cruel treatment of the Indians, that he's Just Following Orders.
  • The Cyclops in The City of Lost Children.
  • Contact. There's a certain amount of alarm when the First Contact signal turns out to be a retransmitted television broadcast of Adolf Hitler giving a speech. Kitz even suggests it comes from Scary Dogmatic Aliens who find his views appealing. Cooler heads point out that aliens wouldn't understand the context of the transmission — the speech is Hitler opening the 1936 Olympics, which would have been the first strong TV signal sent into space. Sending it back is simply their way of showing the message was received.
  • The Crimson Rivers has two generations of low-profile workers creating a Eugenics program in their remote university town in France and actually have some success until they get killed by the real villain, who happens to be a product of said program.
  • The German film Das Experiment is a fictionalized dramatization of the Stanford Prison Experiment, which emphasizes the Nazi-like aspects of the guards' behavior. In case the point isn't obvious enough, their leader actually resembles a blond Hitler. At one point, one of the prisoners even calls him a Nazi. The experiment itself, along with the Milgram Obedience Experiment, were originally devised as an attempt to understand what would drive otherwise good people to commit the atrocities that the Nazis perpetrated during World War II.
  • If you don't consider The Testament of Dr. Mabuse to be the Trope Maker (see example below), then the trope maker is probably 1934 film The House of Rothschild. In this story about the rise of the Rothschild family to success in the face of antisemitism in the early 19th century, the most viciously antisemitic character is Count Ledrantz, a German. And just to make the parallel more clear, Count Ledrantz organizes an antisemitic pogrom in Frankfurt, with Germans throwing rocks through the storefronts of Jewish businesses.
  • The Last Will of Dr. Mabuse might be the Trope Codifier. Director Fritz Lang recasts diabolic crime boss Dr. Mabuse as an evil visionary promoting an "Empire of Crime" dedicated to sowing chaos and destruction. Unsurprisingly, Joseph Goebbels saw Mabuse as a Hitler analogue and promptly banned the film. Of course, Lang's earlier film M made a similar analogy, comparing Berlin's underworld to the Nazi Party.
  • The Film of the Book for Fahrenheit 451 gave the Firemen Nazi-like outfits along with an overall fascistic feel to their system, and a German actor was cast as Montag. This is kind of at odds with the book which makes the dystopian society very "All-American" and rightly or wrongly, Ray Bradbury attributed its start to Political Correctness Gone Mad, with the idea being that people will be much happier "protected" from "upsetting" ideas, something which is far from the Nazi motivation for Book Burning.
  • The 1940 Charlie Chaplin film The Great Dictator is about a thinly-veiled parody of the Nazi regime, whose leader is named Adenoid Hynkel and whose symbol is the Double Cross. The location is translated from Germany to the fictional country of Tomania; the anti-Semitism is left undisguised.
  • In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, the Death Eaters are symbolized as Klansmen—check out the KKK-inspired headgear, torches and "burning signal". Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows shows a snippet of Hermione's torture from the book, except instead of just hearing her disembodied screams, we also see Bellatrix doing...something with the dagger in her hand to Hermione's arm. When we see her arm, we can see that Lestrange carved "Mudblood" into the inside of Hermione's forearm, much like how the Nazis tattooed numbers into the forearms of the Jews in concentration camps.
  • In Man of Steel, Zod's speeches about saving the world from decline by rooting out inferior bloodlines (and then genociding an inferior species, i.e. humans) are eerily reminiscent of a certain ideology.
  • The 1995 film adaptation of William Shakespeare's Richard III (starring Ian McKellen) gives us a Setting Update, with Genteel Interbellum Setting Britain gradually Putting on the Reich and turning into a Nazi-esque/Orwellian state. Richard's heraldic boar is even incorporated into an exact copy of the Nazi flag in the place of a swastika. Surprisingly, the movie works quite well - both as a Shakespeare adaptation and as a satire on the inter-war period's nonchalance toward the rise of authoritarian regimes.
  • One Night with the King has Haman the son of Hammedatha the Agagite, with his personal sigil almost resembling that of the Nazi party swastiska, and his forces ready to exterminate the Jews by the sealed decree of the king, to whom Esther is married and became his queen.
  • Omni Consumer Products in RoboCop 2 uses a flag resembling the Third Reich's: the octagonal OCP logo in black, within a white octagon, centered on a red field.
  • Starship Troopers (though very definitely not the novel of the same name) uses the Nazi-like symbolism to portray the humans as an evil invading race by Putting on the Reich, and occasionally showing a propaganda commercial. This is capped by Neil Patrick Harris (at the time, best known for Doogie Howser, M.D.) as a Dr. Mengele Expy. One fan theory is that the humans faked the asteroid attack to justify the invasion. Either that, or used the opportunity provided by the otherwise natural asteroid strike to start a war.
  • In Star Wars, particularly in the Expanded Universe, it's definitely possible to see The Empire as Nazi-like. It's not just the cut of the officers' uniforms (and Grand Moff Tarkin definitely acts the part of a Nazi official) or the fact that its Faceless Goons are called "stormtroopers". The Empire is also strictly, stridently speciesist, always putting humans before nonhumans, to the point where the nonhumans on the capital planet are restricted to a single sector. And it rose when a charismatic leader talked his way into a high position in a democratic government, created problems, then refused to let go.
    • To make things even better, Emperor Palpatine gained power by first becoming Chancellor.
    • In the first film, Tarkin refers to the "regional governors" governing directly in the absence of the Senate. The German translation of "regional governor" is gauleiter, and this was the structure of Nazi government, with Germany divided up into various regions that were governed by Hitler appointees.
    • Rather ironically, a Rebel ceremony at the end of the original film is clearly modeled on Triumph of the Will.
    • There is a shot of Trade Federation battle droids marching through an archway on Naboo in The Phantom Menace that is modeled on a famous shot of Nazi troops marching through the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.
      • Furthermore, it's specifically mentioned (though not shown) that the citizens of Naboo captured during the invasion were taken to Trade Federation concentration camps. And then there's the fact that little resistance is shown in the capital city when the battle droids arrive, evocative of (the story claiming that) French soldiers simply dropping their weapons and surrendering when the Nazis skirted around the Maginot Line. And Amidala leaving Naboo only to return later to take back control is similar to many European monarchs doing the same thing during World War II.
    • Darth Vader's helmet shares a strong similarity to the Stahlhelm (It's also based on the samurai kabuto).
    • The Force Awakens takes this even further, with the First Order, the Empire's successor organization established by Imperial officers that refused to recognize the New Weimar-by-any-other-name Republic. They wave red-and-black banners, and they take after the SS, whereas the Empire took after the Wehrmacht. Word of God has compared them to Nazis who fled to South America after WWII. General Hux's speech right before Starkiller Base blows the Hosnian System into a trillion space chunks clearly takes after the way Hitler did his speeches, starting off fairly firm but calm but escalating into outright screaming at the end of his last sentence.
  • Terminator: Skynet and the machines' rule are pretty much the future version of Nazi Germany. In the first film, Kyle Reese has a barcode tattoo that is similar in vein to the numbered tattoos that prisoners received in Nazi concentration camps, and in Salvation, Kyle Reese and several other humans are being placed in what is unmistakably an extermination camp.
    • Though Nazi Germany took this motive to the extreme, it was by no means the only country to use this kind of practice (at least partially). It would actually be the most... logical method of extermination.
  • The Three Stooges short You Nazty Spy! (which came out a few months before The Great Dictator) had Moe as Hailstone, leader of Moronica and Larry and Curly standing in for Goebbels and Goering respectively. It also spawned a sequel, I'll Never Heil Again. ("Quit yer Stalin!") With The Three Stooges being Jews in Real Life.
  • In Tsogt Taij, the invading Chinese and Tibetans are cruel and merciless. The film uses a closeup to show the swastikas the Tibetan Buddhists use during a religious ceremony. Of course, the swastika is an ancient religious symbol that predates the Nazis by a millennium or more—but in this film, made in Soviet-allied Mongolia just as World War II was ending, the context is clear. To make it even more obvious, the swastikas shown in the movie are right-facing, Nazi-style, rather than left-facing as used in actual Buddhist iconography.
  • Trench 11: The film is set in late 1918 almost at the very end of World War I. Main villain Reiner is a proto-Nazi, complaining that if Germany loses the war Europe will be overrun by Communist Jews.
  • TRON: Legacy has CLU, a digital double of programmer Kevin Flynn who was created to help develop the perfect system. Unfortunately, CLU's idea of perfection wound up being outdated. For the sake of his "perfect system" he not only turned on his programmer, but also began gathering an army of "re-purposed" programs (including Tron himself), wiped out a newly discovered race of IS Os (save one survivor named Quorra), and tossing any programs who didn't meet his standards into games in which loss means de-resolution (which is program-ish for "death", in case you were wondering). His ultimate goal was to escape into the world outside the Grid, the real world, and destroy everything "imperfect" to make way for his perfect system.
  • V for Vendetta: Norsefire is essentially the British version of the Nazi Party, complete with a Hitler-esque leader (he even has a very similar mustache plus last name), a swastika-like cross symbol, genocidal persecution of LGBT people and religious minorities (in their case Muslims instead of Jews, at least that we see), concentration camps and brutal feared secret police. They also came into power as the result of a crise which they'd engineered, not unlike some claims about the real Reichstag Fire, which helped the Nazi Party take over.
  • The film version of Pink Floyd's The Wall features extended sequences of the main character's dreams/hallucinations of himself as the head of a Neo-Nazi group as he spirals further and further into madness. The fascist imagery extends into the three songs played during this part of the album, "In the Flesh", "Run Like Hell" and "Waiting for the Worms". The group's symbol is a pair of crossed hammers rather than a hakenkreuz, but the red/white/black aesthetic is still there.
  • X-Men Film Series:
    • X2: X-Men United: William Stryker's genocidal desires peg him as one.
    • In X-Men: First Class, Sebastian Shaw (who really was a Nazi during the second World War, going under the name "Klaus Schmidt") envisions his mutant-dominated society much as if it were he ruling over 1940s Germany. Ironically, his most scarred victim as a Nazi scientist, Erik "Magneto" Lehnsherr, finds Shaw's mutant supremacy views to be compatible with his own, despite the fact he spends the entire movie chasing the man in an effort to get revenge for killing his mother during the Holocaust (he was a Jewish survivor of Auschwitz). Somehow, he isn't troubled by the similarities.

  • In Nineteen Eighty Four, the Party INGSOC is very Nazi-like. It kills and/or kidnaps any dissidents, tirelessly releases propaganda, is discriminant towards the populace and is constantly at war. O'Brien even notes in his Grand Inquisitor Scene that the Nazis and the Stalinists came closest to what the Party is trying to achieve. It may verge into Commie Nazis, as they're also based on Stalinists (who Orwell hated) and then-current Soviet repression (the point being all totalitarianism has some similarities), with a supposedly socialist ideology (however O'Brien privately admits their real goal is simply power).
  • In Animorphs one of the protagonists compares Crayak to a Nazi, given his genocidal plans to wipe out every species but the Howlers. The Ellimist agrees that term is probably accurate "in a moral sense."
  • The Malwa in the Belisarius Series were there to restore the purity of the human race. Except they were remarkably incompetent about it.
  • The primary villains of Carson of Venus by Edgar Rice Burroughs are the militaristic, dictatorial "Zani Party", complete with an incompetent ally from a nearby city named Muso.
  • Caliphate is an interesting example of two opposing parties featuring a few subtle Nazi aspects:
    • The Imperial States of America is an anti-Islamic fascist empire that initially rounded up Muslims in internment camps just before deciding to nuke most Islamic countries in the world and annexing most of the American continent in which the narration uses terms like Anschluss. Much like the Third Reich, its ruled by an President that functions like a Fuhrer due to having repealed the constitution, civil rights and freedom of expression among other things.
    • The titular Caliphate doesn't seem like this trope at first, having more in common with the Taliban combined with the historical Ottoman Empire. However, Muslims are considered superior to everyone else as all second-class citizens, especially Christians, are referred to as the slur Nazrani (Nazarene). Its also a totalitarian state characterized by trusting in the authoritative power of one book, being queasy about sexual deviance, contemptuous of women, hostile to modernity, nostalgic for past glories, obsessed with old grievances and addicted to revenge. It's possibly no coincidence that their mutaween religious police functions like the Gestapo and most of what we see takes place in Germany. Then its revealed they plan to use a biological weapon to exterminate non-Muslims all around the world.
    • One has to wonder where the Jewish people would fit into this scenario. Well, a throwaway comment by a character makes an disturbing implication about how Israel solved the Palestinian problem once and for all.
    Caruthers: "...they learned the lessons Himmler and Eichmann sought to teach [them], as well".
  • The Bernice Summerfield novel Down by Lawrence Miles features a member of the Stella Stora Sigma Schutz-Staffel SturmSoldaten (the SSSSSS), "the most ineffective Nazi group since the Outer Hebridean National Party", who is a collection of Nazi stereotypes masquerading as a character (intentionally; his Character Arc is that he realises this). The less ludicrous Fifth Axis appeared later in the same series (now continued as novels and audio plays published by Big Finish). In a case of it all coming full circle, it turned out that the Fifth Axis worked for the Daleks.
  • German children's book Der überaus starke Willibald. Said Willibald is a mouse who takes over the colony of mice living in the house when things look bad. Then he ostracizes an albino mouse and everyone who opposes his reign. His allies are the fat Hermann-mouse and the smart Josef-mouse who likes to spew slogans like "Flink wie Fledermäuse, hart wie Tirolerbrot, zäh wie Schweineschwarte" (agile like bats, hard as Tyrolean bread, tough as pork rinds - a variation of the Hitler Youth slogan "agile like sighthounds, hard as Krupp steel, tough as leather").
    • Justified as the book is pretty obviously meant to educate German children about the Third Reich.
  • Discworld has several Nazi-like groups:
    • Wolfgang von Uberwald's werewolf "movement" in The Fifth Elephant deserves mention here. Wolf wears a black uniform with a nickel crest of a wolf's head and lightning bolts, uses phrases like "Joy through Strength" and his mother calls dwarfs "subhuman" (Ironically, because they use a different set of idioms than humans do, a dwarf might take that as a compliment).note 
    • The vampires in Carpe Jugulum are also organized racists ("The trolls are stupid, the dwarfs are devious, the pixies are evil and the gnomes stick in your teeth"), but less military about it.
    • The Dogs' Guild in Men at Arms. Their entry in GURPS Discworld notes that if Big Fido had been human "the Discworld might have been in serious trouble, possibly involving jackboots", and certainly the image of an insane poodle insisting "the proper shape for a dog was a lot bigger" calls to mind a short, dark-haired man going on about Nordic perfection. According to The Discworld Companion, his speeches even included the phrase "the Master race" ... only this was humanity, which caninekind was going to overthrow.
    • While ideology is lacking, the past Ankh-Morpork shown in Night Watch is a fascist police state along similar lines as that in V for Vendetta. Notably, the Secret Police are called the Cable Street Particulars, which besides being a Shout-Out to the heroic Baker Street Irregulars references the "Battle of Cable Street" between Oswald Mosley's Blackshirts and anti-fascist Londoners. Their leader, Captain Swing, fits the "non-Aryan/perverse Nazi" role, being odd and sickly looking (think Goebbels) yet obsessed with a Eugenic kind of phrenology. (Although phrenology was popular with the sillier sort of criminologists back when Hitler was still painting postcards in Vienna, so it may not be an intended Nazi reference.)
  • S.M. Stirling has stated that his goal in creating The Draka was to imagine a Nazi-like country that actually knew what it was doing. The Draka are like the Nazis but Darker and Edgier. In fact, the first novel of the Draka tetralogy is set in the opening hours of a war between the Draka and Nazi Germany, which eventually leads to the fall of Europe.
  • Frank Herbert has stated that he based House Harkonnen from the Dune novels on the Nazis. It's a little bit subtle, though, because they show very few of the Religion of Evil tendencies of the Nazis, and more of the intrigue, personality conflicts, and decadence.
    • On the other hand the good guys worshiped a messianic warlord, held traditional civilization in contempt, were arrogant about their physical prowess, had an arcane occultist religion which included the use of narcotics, and launched a holy war for the liberation of their race. There's a bit of Black-and-Gray Morality going on, which is probably deliberate.
  • The Hittites in The Egyptian are treated as Nazi-expies. Which is not really fair. The whole book can be interpreted as an allegory of WWII, but especially the people's reactions to it. The factions aren't supposed to be expies. At most, they are references to World War II.
  • The human-supremacist groups that crop up in the Garrett, P.I. novels after the Cantard War's end have this flavor. Ironically, they're referred to in-Verse as "human rights" groups, with the implication that only humans should have legal rights in Karenta.
  • The Human Crew in Gone is a group dedicated to murdering all the kids with superpowers, who they call a variety of racial slurs including "freaks", "moofs", "mutant freaks", and "chuds" and don't consider to be human, and putting "normals" in control.
  • The Pure ones in Guardians of Ga'Hoole are owls who believe that Tyto alba — barn owls — are superior to any other species of owl.
  • The Republic of Gilead in The Handmaid's Tale is a theocratic, hyper-misogynistic version (even more so than the actual Nazis) of this trope, but it still counts: they are white supremacists that ship off non-whites of both genders to the Colonies (which are basically death camps) and regard African-Americans as "Children of Ham", a narrative used historically in real life to explain black skin and justify slavery. Its also implied they have quietly exterminated Jews by pretending to send them to Israel, only to drop them off in the middle of the ocean. The tv show downplays the racism aspect by allowing non-whites to live in their territory, employing them as part of the army and the Handmaid program and encouraging their birth-rates. Of course this also means enslaving non-white women and turning them into Breeding Slaves, so it isn't much better.
  • The Death Eaters from Harry Potter believe in the superiority of pure blood, and will kill anyone they feel is inferior to them. Their leader, Voldemort, hates anyone not of pure wizard blood, yet he himself is not pure blood; Adolf Hitler viewed "Aryans," commonly portrayed as blonds with blue eyes as the master race, yet he himself was brown haired with brown eyes, and there are rumors about him having Jewish ancestry. J. K. Rowling acknowledged the Death Eaters are supposed to represent the Nazis, though the American-produced film adaptation of Goblet of Fire played with the parallel a bit by having the Death Eaters don costumes resembling black Klansmen's robes.
    • And that's not even getting into the seventh book, for most of which the Power Trio are on the run in one of the most blatant parallels of Nazi-occupied Europe ever seen. The Ministry of Magic has become so corrupted from the inside by Les Collaborateurs, that they essentially pass the Nuremberg Laws against Muggle-born wizards, and under the guidance of Umbridge are shown creating pamphlets touting purity of blood whose content and saccharine covers call to mind the publications of Julius Streicher. In those pamphlets, the Ministry openly bans Muggle-borns (wizards born to a non-magical parent) from going to Hogwarts, makes it a crime *not* to report on them, and explicitly describes their plan to send them to camps. The various Death Eater minions inside the Ministry are dressed in khaki clothes, with red, white, and black armbands bearing the Dark Mark. The sign of the Deathly Hallows has a history very similar to that of the swastika, as well - originally an innocent symbol, then used by wizard-supremacist Grindelwald, etched on walls by stupid pricks to get attention...
    • Naturally, Grindelwald was defeated in 1945, of all years, and holed up in a prison called Nurmengard (which sounds like Nuremberg, and has the very "Arbeit macht frei"-like slogan, "For the Greater Good", carved over the gate). Fans have used this to speculate on whether Grindelwald actually had something to do with the rise of the Nazis themselves. Also, a lunatic, old loner as the last inmate of an incredibly well-guarded prison? That sounds like Rudolf Hess.
      • Regardless, the possibility of a task force of wizards and muggles contributing to the Allied victory over the Nazis is invoked in-universe.
    • The Polish translation of Deathly Hallows explicitly called the Snatchers (those who hunted Muggleborns and La Résistance for profit) szmalcownicy. Real Life szmalcownicy sold hiding Jews to the Nazis during the War.
      • Said Snatchers can also be compared to the Einsatzgruppen that hunted Jews, inter alia, in occupied Europe.
    • Another very obvious nod by Rowling to the Nazi association with Voldemort and Death Eaters comes from a book Hermione reads about Voldemort and the Dark Arts called The Rise and Fall of the Dark Arts in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. This is a nod to journalist William Shirer's seminal history of Nazi Germany, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich.
    • Umbridge hides it a bit better than the Death Eaters in her first appearance, but she's honestly no better than them. By the final book, she drops the mask and starts holding a Kangaroo Court to persecute Muggleborn Wizards.
  • The Garth Nix short story "Hope Chest" features a villain called the Leader who terrifies populations into submission and brings everyone who hears his voice under his thrall.
  • In the Hostile Takeover (Swann) series, the planet of Waldgrave, where the Dacham brothers grew up, is a planet inhabited by blond blue-eyed people, ruled by an openly fascist government, and devoted to ethnic purity.
  • In Charles Stross's Iron Sunrise, there's a supposed "master race" called the ReMastered. Stross has said in his blog that his original working title for the book was Space Nazis Must Die!
  • In It Can't Happen Here, the Windrip regime is led by a charismatic dictator and characterized by racism, jingoism, vicious suppression of dissent, concentration camps, and foolish wars of conquest. To boot, the Corpo Youth is reminiscent of the Hitler Youth. Especially jarring is the fact that the novel was published in 1935, shortly after the Nazis came into power. Sinclair Lewis' satire proved prescient about the horrors of Nazism, but was unappreciated in its own time for a plot that contemporary critics found improbable, which is to say, they didn't think It Can't Happen Here could happen there.
  • In Wodehouse's Jeeves and Wooster, Sir Roderick Spode is leader of the Black Shorts, obviously based on Oswald Moseley's Black Shirts. His followers shout 'Heil Spode!' In the TV series, the Black Shorts use the 'flash in the pan' symbol associated with the Black Shirts, and instead of craniometrics or eugenics, they practice a bizarre pseudoscience based on measuring knees.
  • In The Migax Cycle, much of Migaxian rhetoric is reminiscent of the Nazis, especially their emphasis on ridding Migax of squells. This is magnified once skeefers are herded into ghettos and are forced to register with the government.
  • In Moses, Man of the Mountain the ancient Egyptians are portrayed this way: the nationalist rhetoric of the Pharaoh's speeches, the militaristic foreign policy, the vaguely German-sounding titles, and the all-seeing secret police evoke images of a certain world power of the time.
  • T. H. White's The Once and Future King has a Hitler analogue in the person of Mordred, who leads the Nazi-like Thrashers. An ant colony, which Merlyn takes King Arthur to visit into using magic, stands in more for fascism generally. The ant society's suppression of individuality is a strong allegory for the totalitarian state. In the postlude The Book of Merlyn, White, through his Author Avatar of Merlyn, stands up in favor of anarchy and what he calls the collectivist philosophies of fascism, communism and capitalism.
  • In Octavia Butler's Parable of the Talents, the Christian America sect is exactly like the Nazis. They have a Glorious Leader, Jarrett, who persecutes all non-Christians and others who he sees a scapegoats. They place all people they see as "heathens" into concentration camps where they are forced to do hard labor, be converted to Christianity, and raped and beaten. They also often will take the children of the so-called "heathens" in order to raise them as Christians.
  • The Swedish children's book series Peter No Tail (or Pelle No-Tail) has a Fantastic Racism example in Måns, who bullies the title character for having no tail and for being a housecat. He frequently tries to rally the other cats against Pelle by singling him out as supposedly priveleged. The books themselves were first written in the 1930s by Gösta Knutsson, who was appalled by the acceptance of Nazism by many Swedes at the time.
  • The Plot Against America: Subverted. While it seems for much of the book that Lindbergh is a Nazi, a member of the protagonist's family who worked in the Lindbergh administration claims that Lindbergh was forced to govern by the Nazis, who had kidnapped his son (who is thought to have been killed). Note however this is never proved. In any case, while antisemitic policies are begun by Lindbergh, they're much milder than what the Nazis did, which indicates the theory may be correct.
  • Redwall Ungatt Trunn's Blue Hordes. They insist that they're "The Chosen Ones" and that every creature that isn't one of them is a member of "the lower orders". Also, the land of Riftgard can only be ruled by a member of the family of "Pure Ferrets", who all speak with ridiculous faux-German Funetik Aksents.
  • The character of BOSS agent Liutnant Verkramp, in Tom Sharpe's novels of apartheid South Africa, Riotous Assembly and Indecent Exposure. Verkramp, the sworn defender of apartheid and the white Boer race, enlists a German psychiatrist and possible Nazi refugee, Doktor von Blimenstein, in making precise scientific measurements of black Africans so that he can assess how tainted the Piemburg Police Force is by black blood. Incidentally, sharpe is playing this as satire and very black comedy.
  • Church of the God Awaiting of Safehold mixes this with Religion of Evil. They have a leader who's getting more and more insane as the war goes on (Clyntahn), his Minister of Propaganda a la Church (Rayno) the "enemy" who "must be eradicated" (Charisians and Reformists), feared organisation that supervises said eradication and searches for heresy (Inquisition) and concentration camps which are referred to as such. Lampshaded in Midst Toil And Tribulation, where Merlin compares them to Nazis in the narrative.
  • In Frederik Pohl's Search the Sky, the Biological Faction of the Jones conformity cult (No, not that Jones cult; this was written in The '50s) was convinced that everyone who did not fit the draconian Jones phenotype was Always Chaotic Evil. Since they took over the colony world Jones long before the story takes place, we know very little about the Cultural Faction, save that they were probably the lesser of two evils once the Joneses had won.
  • In Shadow of the Conqueror, this trope is Played With. The book actually features a group of people called Dawnists (named for the Dawn Empire, which they want to bring back) who are analogues to Neo-Nazis, their monstrous idol being Dayless the Conqueror himself. The main difference between these guys and real life Neo-Nazis is that there's actually no evidence of racism in either the Dawnists, Dayless, or Dayless's policies. The desire to Take Over the World and give a Historical Hero Upgrade to a despot and war criminal they're all too young to have actually experienced firsthand are still there, though.
  • Sherman Alexie's short story "The Sin Eaters" provides an inversion of this trope: Rounding up minorities in concentration camps? Check. But why? To get bone marrow from them to fight a plague and, rather than wiping them out, forcibly breeding them. The woman the narrator is forced to mate with points out that he's just twelve. And That's Terrible.
  • The Army of Excellence in Swan Song, who want to destroy everyone who developed disfiguring keloids after nuclear war destroyed America. There's a lot of talk about 'genetic purity', and the leader even wears some vintage SS uniforms.
  • Harry Turtledove:
    • The Freedom Party from the Timeline-191 series are the Alternate Universe CSA-version of the Nazis, with Jake Featherston standing in for Hitler, and mass murder of blacks replacing the Holocaust.
    • Inverted in the novel length version of In the Presence of Mine Enemies, where the "Nazi" leaders are Gorbachev and Yeltsin in brown shirts.
    • In The Case of the Toxic Spell Dump, there are backstory allusions to a "Leader" of the "Allemans", who set off the Second Sorcerous War.
  • The Bane from The Underland Chronicles - scarily good orator, possibly insane, wreaks Holocaust-esque genocide on a group of innocent mice ("nibblers"). He tells them that he is only "relocating" them yet again; however, this is discovered to be false when he traps them under a volcano and gasses them to death.
  • Warrior Cats. Tigerstar was originally from ThunderClan, but came to power in ShadowClan during their darkest hour; Hitler was from Austria, but came to power in Germany during a low point in its history. Tigerstar merged RiverClan into ShadowClan to form TigerClan; Hitler merged Austria and Sudetenland into Germany to form Greater Germany. Like all good dictators, Tigerstar had his own secret police, consisting of Brokenstar's rogues and Darkstripe. He started imprisoning and mistreating halfClan cats, clearly planning to eventually kill them, because he claimed that they couldn't be trusted, and blamed them all that had ever gone wrong. And finally, up until she realised how evil he was, Sasha was the Eva Braun to Tigerstar's Hitler.
  • Watership Down's Efrafa warren has aspects of Nazism, Stalinism, and ancient Sparta. It's not really a straight-up allegory, since the Efrafrans aren't shown to be racist and their leader, General Woundwort, actually is the badass he likes to be seen as, but it is nonetheless a police state obsessed with security, fear of the outside, and physical perfection.
  • The TV movie and the book The Wave is about a teacher who starts a youth movement at a high school that is suspiciously close to Nazism, in order to teach An Aesop about how easy it is to get caught up in such a situation. It is based on a true story.
  • In Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time, the False Dragon Mazrim Taim uses rank names that the Nazi used. This is more of a Kick the Dog moment to show that Taim is evil and cannot be trusted, rather than trying to portray Taim as Hitler. He also refers to himself as the "M'Hael", or "Leader", and General Bashere is uncertain he's the real Taim because he's shaved his mustache, which may be a subtle Lampshade Hanging.
  • And there is Dr. Bob Mengele ("no relation") in Wild Cards.
  • In The Wandering, the assembly of worshippers that Neshi witnesses on the world he winds up on worships a god that demands racial purity at all costs. Judging from the fact that one of their victims was a Jew, it seems to suggest that the last world Neshi ended up on was Earth.
  • Age of Fire: The Wyrmmaster (the villain of the first book) and his followers are very strong parallels to the Nazis — they view humans as the Master Race, and ascribe to a paranoid delusion that the other hominid races (the elves, dwarves, and blighters) are all part of some grand conspiracy to keep humanity divided and weak. To this end, the Wyrmmaster starts capturing and breeding dragons as Slave Mooks so that his forces can wipe all the other races out.
  • The villains of Redwall installment Triss are the royal family of Pure Ferrets, who are pure white and deem themselves the only ones worthy to rule Riftgard while enslaving other species, and shpeak mitt shtronk German accents.
  • The Archduchy of Crius in Lucifer's Star is a Downplayed Trope example of this as they're meant to have some fascist elements in order to make them Obviously Evil to the rest of the galaxy but they're actually more akin to World War I Germans and a Feudal Future group. Nevertheless, characters in-universe make comparisons due to their unchecked militarism and lust for conquest.
  • Twilight of the Red Tsar: Stalin. Oh boy, Stalin. How could someone arguably up there with Hitler get any worse? Another holocaust, using nuclear and biological weapons (on fellow communists), and purging almost anyone who could have fixed his mess.
  • Young Jedi Knights had a non-Empire example with the Diversity Alliance, an terrorist organization of aliens that sought to Kill All Humans. Albeit they have sympathetic backstory due to enduring mistreatment under the Empire's speciesist policies and their leader being Oola's half sister and a former slave herself, they still plotted to commit galaxy-wide genocide using chemical weapons no less. The official illustrations go the extra mile by featuring Nazi-like imagery with their charismatic leader giving a speech with the red and black flags of their group in the background.
  • In the humorous fantasy novel Tres enanos y pico, by spanish writer Ángel Sanchidrián, the blonde-haired, blue-eyed elves are incredibly racist against the "inferior" races, such as humans or goblins, but they especially hate dwarves, whose very existence oppresses them ... somehow. They plan a genocide against the "inferior" races, and it is explained that in the past they created a very powerful weapon in order to corrupt and demoralize the dwarves. That weapon was beer ... It didn't work.

    Live-Action TV 
  • An ABC Afterschool Special, titled "The Wave" (mostly based on the "Third Wave" experiment in a Palo Alto, California high school), sees a high school history teacher conduct an unusual experiment to illustrate the chilling reality of the Holocaust and Nazi-ism by dividing his class into three social groups with strict rules stressing that an individual is part of something more important than himself. Things are fun and games at first, but eventually it becomes all too real as the lesson's unintended consequences turns the school into a regimental, regressive state of fascism and one of the groups becoming virtual Nazis.
    • A German-language feature film inspired by the experiment, Die Welle, was produced in 2008.
  • The Scourge from Angel episode "Hero" are demons whose ideas about racial purity drive them to destroy all creatures that are part demon and part human, a description that fits two of the show's heroes at that point, Angel and Doyle. The Scourge wear well-fitted grey uniforms of a cut fashionable in 1940's Europe, and drive trucks and motorcycles from the same era. Ironically it had already been established in Buffy the Vampire Slayer that pure-blood demons were actually giant monster creatures, so the Scourge would have been half-breed demons themselves.
  • Babylon 5:
    • The Night Watch in Babylon 5 had a number of Nazi/Brownshirt parallels (notably pro-Earth jingoism and anti-alien xenophobia), with Zack Allan as an example of a sympathetic character who gets swept up in it. He turns against Night Watch when the chips are down. Lampshaded in one episode when a shopkeeper asks members of the Nightwatch if they were "late for their Bund meeting", invoking the Nazi collaborationist German/American Bund.
    • William Edgars states that, thanks to the anti-telepath virus he developed, "The telepath problem... will finally be over". The pause suggests that he realizes what he sounds like... but he doesn't back away from his plan.
      • There's likely some Actor Allusion going on as well since the performer is Jewish and Word of God says Edgars is as well. So no wonder he felt he'd made a faux-paus.
      • To be fair, Edgars was not in favor of exterminating the telepaths, just bringing them down to a level playing field with the rest of humanity via coercion and control, as evidenced by his creating the antidote to the virus which he alone had access to. Though far from anything considered morally righteous, he's no genocidal maniac.
    • Similar to the Magneto example, some in the targeted minority are Not So Different. The Psi-Cop uniforms have definite Nazi connotations. The fact that telepaths all wear gloves only adds to the look.
  • Battlestar Galactica (1978) has the Eastern Alliance on planet Terra (surprisingly, an aversion to the Planet Terra trope in that it's not Earth), which serves as a fusion of sorts between Nazi Germany and Soviet Union. The uniforms appear to include elements of both, as well as their attitude towards others. They view the Western Coalition (the democratic bloc) as inferiors and are perfectly willing to make peace with them and then attack. (Does This Remind You of Anything?) When launching their nukes, the Commandant even tells his subordinates to only put the most "critical and loyal" citizens into bomb shelters, citing the projected casualties from the Western Coalition's nuclear retaliation as "acceptable".
  • Averted in Blake's 7 despite Terry Nation's fondness for this trope (he created the Daleks after all). The sterile and shoddy appearance of the No Budget sets, lackluster functionaries, brainwashing of dissidents, and ubiquitous camera surveillance draw more from the socialist dystopia of Nineteen Eighty Four than Those Wacky Nazis.
  • The Boys (2019): Stormfront's more fantastical racism comes from her view of Supes and creating more of them with Compound V (she's also a regular racist toward Black and East Asian people).
  • The season 2 villain of Chuck, Fulcrum, used a symbol that greatly resembles the Iron Eagle used by the Nazis. It also uses the Nazi colors of red, white, and black. However, the show offers no insight into Fulcrum's motivations except for a desire to preserve America's "rightful place" in the world.
  • Continuum: The terrorists from the future constantly refer to the main character, a cop from that same future, as a fascist. It initially appears to be an example of Commonly Misused Words, as "fascist" is overused quite often in real life, but as the show wears on and we see more flashbacks to that future, it becomes clear that she really is a fascist. She was a decorated officer in a corporate police state that would make Big Brother proud, and she initially has no problems with the modern world stomping on freedoms and increasing security as a result of her fight with the terrorists, although she amends her views as she spends more time in the past.
  • Doctor Who:
    • The Daleks, of course. They're very fond of shouting, violent threats and talk about racial purity and "extermination". More overt Nazi references come in 1965's "The Dalek Invasion of Earth", where the Daleks refer to the destruction of the human race as "the Final Solution" and greet each other by jerking their plungers upwards. It was nicely lampshaded in the 2008 episode "Journey's End" where Martha teleports to Germany to play her part in activating the Osterhagen Key, and Daleks can be heard shouting in German "Exterminieren!"
    • "Genesis of the Daleks": The Kaleds, ancestors of the Daleks, wear black military uniforms very close to the standard Nazi uniform, complete with faux-Iron Crosses at the neck and give Roman salutes with heel clicking.
    • Then there's the new British government that shows up in the For Want of a Nail timeline of "Turn Left". By the time the immigrants are being shipped off to "labour camps", WWII survivor Wilf knows exactly where it's going.
  • Farscape:
    • The Peacekeepers are basically Nazis IN SPACE!, being fascist overlords who keep the peace through usually violent means with uniforms heavily inspired by Nazi attire. There's also the zealous obsession with keeping Sebacean bloodlines "pure". Any cross-breeding between Sebaceans and non-Sebacean aliens is viewed as an abomination and usually destroyed. That said, they are willing to make exceptions for non-Sebaceans who show particular talent at weapons development. Scorpius, who is the result of Medical Rape and Impregnate between a Sebacean woman and a Scarran (the Sebaceans' arch-enemies) male, is made a high-ranking commander due to his utter hatred of the Scarrans and his extreme intelligence.
    • One-off villain NamTar from season one is explicitly compared to Dr. Mengele by John Crichton. When Crichton explains Mengele's For Science! motivations NamTar responds that the man sounds like a visionary.
  • The Wesenrein in Grimm a centuries old group of extremist Wesen that oppose "race-mixing" (a Wesen marrying a Wesen from another bloodline) and befriending Grimms (traditional enemies of the Wesen in general), even their flags look disturbingly similar to the Third Reich's flag.
  • Heroes:
    • When Hiro travels to the future aftermath of the destruction of New York City, the future depicts Nathan Petrelli (actually Sylar, who had killed Nathan far earlier) as president, as well as a hunting down of evolved humans in a very similar manner to Nazi Germany. Mohinder even mentions sarcastically leading evolved humans into gas chambers when expressing disgust towards "Nathan's" request to test a serum that would kill evolved humans.
    • Nathan is responsible for starting a similar initiative in Volume 4, where Evolved Humans are rounded up into camps to either suppress their powers or be experimented on... leading to the question, how much of what happened in the Bad Future from Volume 1 was actually Nathan's doing before Sylar stole his identity?
    • Volume 5 reveals this had also briefly happened once before in secret during the 60's. Ironically, most of the former inmates went onto found The Company, who did pretty much the very same thing.
  • Highway to Heaven: Jonathan and Mark are sent to a Midwestern small town, where a Jewish man named Everett Solomon (a Nazi war camp survivor, whose parents were killed) is set to speak ... and the organizer of a Neo Nazi-type organization is planning to assassinate him as they make their own hate-mongering speeches. The episode's main driver — racism, as many of Michael Landon's scripts did so eloquently — set up the episode's Aesop: During a planning meeting in the Neo-Nazi group's basement, the leader's son accidentally triggers a machine gun, mortally wounding the leader and two others. The Jewish man (whose son was killed by the goons) has a heart attack and needs a transplant ... and only the Nazi leader's blood type is available. Jonathan visits with the Neo-Nazi leader's wife, urging her to consent to the operation (as her husband's hateful "heart" is not the same as the biological functions of a heart, and that Solomom is a good person), which she does. After Solomom learns that he had received his sworn enemy's heart, he wants to die ... but has a renewed purpose after having a dream where his beloved son and his parents urge him to tell their story to counteract the Nazi group (before it has a chance to re-form).
  • In Lexx, the Divine Order are a fascist empire who often wear leather, greet each other with salutes, and repurpose the flesh of executed prisoners. One scene in the pilot movie even has a group of Hitler Youth-esque brainwashed kids who subsequently get eaten by giant worms.
  • In the Monty Python's Flying Circus short "Mr hiilter and the North Minehead Bi-election" Hitler flees to England and tries to become the mayor of North Minehead by disguising himself as "Mr Hilter". He is joined by Ron vibbentrop and Heinrick Bimmler
  • The Orville: The Regorians in "All the World is a Birthday Cake" are an advanced society who dress like fascists and seclude a section of their population to concentration camps. Being a sci-fi series, the spin is that their target group is based on astrology, with all people who are born under a bad sign from their own history (Gilia, which collapsed into a black hole millennia ago) considered subhuman. By the same token, children born to Giliacs under a different sign are considered normal citizens.
  • Pennyworth has the Raven Society, a fascist organization which seeks to overthrow the British government and purge the country of all "undesirables".
  • In Robin of Sherwood, the Sons of Fenris are a (relatively) subtle Middle Ages example. They greet Gulnar by shouting "Hail Gulnar" and punching the air, they use a sun cross as their symbol (which is not necessarily Nazi in nature, but is a banned Nazi emblem in Germany when used in an overt right-wing political context), and Adolf Hitler had a personal near-totemic fascination with wolves.
  • Sliders:
    • The Kromaggs are changed to this after the show was moved to Sci Fi Channel. They start wearing Nazi-like uniforms, having breeding programs, and claiming to be the master race. They also perform cruel experiments on humans in order to further their scientific knowledge.
    • There's one episode in which the sliders visit an alternate U.S. that is turning into a Nazi-like state under a rising demagogue, Gov. Schick (presumably an allusion to Schicklgruber, the surname of Hitler's father). The episode suggests that in this alternate reality there was no Third Reich or Holocaust, making the U.S. unprepared for that type of occurrence in their own country.
  • The Space: Above and Beyond episode "Eyes" tries to paint Nicholas Chaput, one of two candidates for UN Secretary-General, as this. The emblem of his political party is four "E"s placed in a vaguely swastika-like arrangement, he is described as "far right", and his thwarted assassin asks West "what if someone had got to Hitler before he rose to power?" Ends up being a bit of Bait-and-Switch Tyrant—Chaput tells West his political rival's corporation may have instigated war with the Chiggs.
  • Stargate SG-1 gave us the Eurondans, who were a white supremacist nation locked in a bunker with most of the planet occupied by their enemies (called “Breeders”, because they had children without regard for race) who they tried to kill with poison gas. Also put on the Reich. There's a moment when Adar, the leader, expresses that he does not wish for Teal'c to return to his world. Initially it seems that he is uncomfortable because Teal'c is Jaffa, but it's soon made apparent the reason he states Teal'c is "not like us" is because he is black.
  • Star Trek: The Original Series:
    • Colonel Green, the World War III leader recreated in the episode "The Savage Curtain" as a symbol of evil, was portrayed this way in the Expanded Universe novel Star Trek: Federation, where he's the leader of the "Optimum Movement", and his symbols include geometric shapes (interlocked triangles, rather than the swastika) and black eagles. This portrayal was continued in the Star Trek: Enterprise episodes dealing with Terra Prime, with the hate-group's admiration of Green reflecting the neo-Nazi attitude to Hitler. (The Terra Prime arc was partly written by Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens, who also wrote Federation.) A loud thudding sound accompanied Federation making its villain, Adrik Thorsen (presumably intended to be a German name, but it ended up more Scandinavian...still Middle-to-Upper Europe, though), be blonde and blue-eyed.
    • The episode "Patterns of Force" avoids this by not having an alien culture coincidentally resembling Nazi Germany, but an alien culture who are consciously imitating Nazi Germany under the influence of a misguided human infiltrator who thought that he could culturally uplift them by replicating the, he thought, admirable social cohesion of Nazi Germany without the whole "racist, ablist and homophobic genocide" bit. Not unnaturally, this led to the episode being banned in Germany for almost thirty years.
    • The whole concept of genetic augmentation is presented to reflect this trope in Star Trek. The first Eugenics Wars in which a bunch of superpowered dictators, (i.e. a "master race") conquered the Earth until they were deposed. Then after you had the Augments who fancied themselves a master race.
  • In Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, The Cardassians are a clear analogue to a Fascist dictatorship, but as a whole, they're a mix of most of the major Fascist powers. Their actions during the Occupation of Bajor, however, have clear and distinct parallels to the Nazi regime - right down to the forced-labor camps and their treatment of prisoners. This is alluded to throughout the first season and then put clearly on display in its second-to-last episode, "Duet," which deals with the labor camp Gallitep and Kira's reaction to one of its supposed former officers - the parallels to Auschwitz are undeniable. The parallel is never more clear than during this chilling monologue showing the Cardassian attitude toward Bajorans:
    Darhe'el (actually Marritza): Oh, no, no, Major, you can't dismiss me that easily. I did what had to be done. My men understood that, and that's why they loved me. I would order them to go out and kill Bajoran scum, and they'd do it! They'd murder them! They'd come back covered in blood, but they felt clean! Now why did they feel that way, Major? Because they were clean!
  • The Star Trek: Voyager episode "Nothing Human" had The Doctor consulting a holographic recreation of the Cardassian Dr. Crell Moset, before being informed by a Bajoran crewmember that Moset was a war criminal who conducted "experiments" on Bajoran force-labor camp workers, not unlike those done on concentration camp prisoners during WWII.
  • A significant portion of Star Trek: Discovery's first season revolves around the Terran Empire of the Mirror Universe, the Federation's Evil Counterpart. The Terrans are fascist, rabidly xenophobic human supremacists with spiffy uniforms, a very Hitleresque salute, and a Cult of Personality centered on their supreme leader, the Emperor. Anything nonhuman is mercilessly hunted down and either enslaved, killed or eaten.
  • The Twilight Zone (1959) used this a few times with various different groups and planets, sometimes Nazis, sometimes communists.
    • The best example is "He's Alive", which has Dennis Hopper as a Neo-Nazi figure who's advised by Hitler (He's alive meaning As Long as There is Evil; Hitler lives on intolerance).
    • In "Eye of the Beholder", the Leader is based on Adolf Hitler. In his speech, he continually stresses the importance of ensuring "glorious conformity" and abiding by a single norm. He says that all that is different must be cut out like a cancerous filth as differences weaken the state.
    • In "The Obsolete Man", the State is based on various totalitarian regimes. In his opening narration, Rod Serling says that "it has patterned itself after every dictator who has ever planted the ripping imprint of a boot on the pages of history since the beginning of time." The Chancellor himself says that the State had predecessors who had the right idea such as Adolf Hitler and Josef Stalin but they did not go far enough in eliminating the undesirables such as the elderly, the sick, the maimed and the deformed.
  • The Visitors of the miniseries (and subsequent series) V were thinly-veiled Nazi stand-ins, complete with extermination camps (meat-processing plants) and an almost-swastika logo (the show was even originally conceived as a straight adaptation of the above mentioned It Can't Happen Here before being changed to scifi). In the original miniseries, a Jewish Holocaust survivor acknowledged the parallels.

  • Pink Floyd's The Wall has Pink become a pseudo-neo nazi leader running his Hammer army from In The Flesh to Waiting For The Worms, after which he has a heel realization. The nazi themes are prevalent throughout, with a symbol that seems inspired by the swastika

    Music Videos 
  • The music video for the Pearl Jam song "Do the Evolution" (seen here) has a scene with what are implied to be Nazi troops, but the Swastika is replaced by another symbol. However, the symbol is actually similar to the symbol used by the SS.
  • Invoked in "The Devil Came Back to Georgia". The Devil is played by a blond, blue-eyed actor who resembles a Viking. Johnny and the Preacher are played by actors with curly jet-black hair. Does not take much to make the connection that Johnny = David, Preacher = Jesus, and Devil = Hitler!!!
  • Nemesis Sudou from the Evillious Chronicles franchise eventually becomes a Nazi without any selective racism—she becomes the dictator of a country based on Germany under the title "Führer" and decided to blow up the whole world during the setting's equivalent to WWII/WWI.
  • Disturbed's cover of "Land of Confusion" features the antagonists as a military force with soldiers wearing Waffen SS-style uniforms, and jet fighters bearing a Nazi flag-like roundel with a dollar sign in place of a swastika.

    Pro Wrestling 
  • TNA had the stable Mexican America, who were encouraging "Hispanics" to takeover the USA/Florida because, in Hernandez's words, "They are the superior race!", however, these words proved to be much narrower than thought when Mexican America assaulted someone sitting at the Spanish Announcers' Table because they discovered one of them was a Mexican and didn't hate his broadcast partner who wasn't, even though he was still of Latin Nationality and Hispanic descent. Mexica/Chicanos were apparently the only "race" they cared about. They did accept aid from a gringo in Jeff Jarrett though, who felt obligated to in order to back up the claim he was "King Of Mexico" after winning AAA's Mega Title. Ironically, of the four members of the stable, only one was fully of Mexican descent. Hernandez is of both Mexican and Puerto Rican descent, Rosita is of Puerto Rican descent, and Sarita is Canadian (real name Sarah Stock).

  • v2 to v4 of Open Blue's Sirene (back then called Seran) didn't even try to hide its Naziness. Authoritarian Germanic nation led by a Führer, snazzy (albeit red) uniforms everywhere, an intelligence agency that almost directly parallels the SS right down to the Common Ranks, everything except racial superiority beliefs and swastikas. This was toned down in v5.

    Tabletop Games 
  • In the Greyhawk setting for the Dungeons & Dragons game, one of the main antagonists is the Scarlet Brotherhood, a group of blonde, fair-skinned, blue-eyed humans who preach the inherent superiority of all humans who share their appearance and seek to exterminate the "demi-human" races (such as elves and halflings).
  • There are a metric crap-ton in Gamma World. There are the Knights Of Genetic Purity who want to genocide all mutants, the Iron Society who want to genocide all non-mutants (obviously they and the Knights don't exactly get along), the Zoopremacists who want to Kill All Humans, and Hoops who are a would-be master race of bunny-men.
  • In In Nomine, the Archangel of Purity, named Uriel, took his role a bit too far and tried to "purify" the world of a race of beings called Ethereals which included most of the creatures of myth and legend. His "Purge" was largely successful with most Ethereals fleeing Earth for the dream-world; however, God himself eventually intervened and Uriel has not been seen since.
    • Plus, Uriel was so Hitleriffic, he was able to genocide beings which didn't exist yet!
  • Paranoia parodies this (among other things) in one module, where the hapless schmucks (Troubleshooters) become hapless smershoviks (Commie troubleshooters), in a Friend Computer-engineered experiment to see what all the fuss with Communism was all about. In this alternate Alpha Complex, the equivalent to the Commies are the "NazCIA", pronounced "Not-CIA", and a mix of the worst (read: cheesiest) Nazi stereotypes melded with the worst (read: cheesiest) CIA stereotypes.
  • In Warhammer, the Skaven are seen as very analogous to the Third Reich, what with their super technology, horrifying experiments, rune iconography (one of the more commonly used ones is a swastika-styled triskelion), disregard for human life, plan to conquer the world by killing everyone worthless (i.e. everyone, period) and the fact they have a unit called "Storm Vermin".
  • Since Warhammer 40,000 likes to take things Up to Eleven, its Imperium of Man is a mash-up of all kinds of totalitarian nightmares. There's Nazi elements in its militaristic authoritarianism, leader worship, obsession with racial purity (mutants are hunted down and exterminated, because they tend to worship Chaos), awesome tanks and spiffy uniforms. But there's also shades of the Soviet Union in the Imperium's bloated bureaucracy and use of commissars, as well as the Termight Empire thanks to an Inquisition serving as secret police.
    • Arguable is how much of this fits in with the Emperor's vision of the future. He fought the Great Crusade to unify humanity under an enlightened order and free it from the oppression of gods or xenos. On the other hand, the anti-mutant angle, xenophobia, and militarism were all his ideas, he didn't show much concern about the well-being of Imperial citizens so long as the Imperium as a whole prospered, and his war on religion was an attempt to starve the Chaos Gods which he officially denied existed. In the end, the Horus Heresy happened, the Emperor was put on life support, and his Imperium devolved into a CommieNazi hellhole where he's worshiped as a god on pain of being burned at the stake.
    • There's a reason the fandom calls the Imperium "Catholic Space Nazis". Just sayin'.
  • The Imperium in Strike Legion, as an Expy (or perhaps a Take That!) to the above Warhammer 40000 Imperium, is a galaxy-spanning empire with a completely psychotic God Empress at the reins. In the Imperium, conscription and brainwashing are commonplace, and Imperial scientists perform cruel genetic experiments to create new breeds of superior humans to fill out the empire's population. The Empress' core philosophy is that Humanity Is Superior and all other lifeforms, especially Gens (genetically engineered species) are "impure" and must be destroyed; the Imperium has wiped out scores of alien civilisations and continually seeks to wipe out all the others, with varying degrees of success. This puts them at odds with the democratic, alien-friendly Star Republic.
  • The Coalition States from Rifts are a tyrannical Evil Empire noted for Fantastic Racism, ruled by a charismatic tyrant who corrupted a democratic regime, and whose Humongous Mecha and Powered Armor tend to have a prominent skeleton/Death's Head motif.

  • The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui has a gang that takes over Chicago, followed by the neighboring town of Cicero. Their resemblance to the Nazi Party is entirely deliberate.
  • In Knickerbocker Holiday, when Stuyvesant seizes power in New Amsterdam, he proclaims a new "age of strength through joy." His authoritarian rule is compared to "Julius Caesar, dot Italian" and "Attila, dot Aryan," a thinly-veiled allusion to two dictators who held power when the show was written (1938).

    Video Games 
  • The Xylvanians from Battalion Wars are a theme park version of it and WWI Imperial Germany. All of its military are modeled off of Nazi infantry, vehicles, and aircraft and the same feeling of superiority and inferior races exists between Xylvania and other countries.
  • BioShock Infinite is basically what would happen if the Ku Klux Klan got ahold of time-travel technology, and used it to emulate the Nazis but with 1900's American culture. They're super-racists who enjoy stoning interracial couples with baseballs, forcing inhumane conditions on the working class, indoctrinating/imprisoning their own children until they believe in the cause, et cetera. They also worship their leader to the point of forking over 50% of all economic profits to him, and will sit down and pray while a terrorist is busy gunning them to death just because their leader told them to, and despite their secessionist origins they are obsessed with conquering the world. By the 1980's, they've devolved into sexism as well, persecuted their own elites for having reasonable opinions about the overly-violent conquest, and have used said time travel to torture prisoners with 'quantum imprisonment' and conquer other Earths.
  • Gary Smith, the villain from Bully could definitely be an example of this. His sideswept crew cut, SS Halloween costume, his mania for taking over the school, his desire to rule a large empire, and the way he convinces the Townies to set the school Gym on fire much like the Reichstag are definitely taken from Nazi ideology.
  • Ciel nosurge has Revelt, the leader of the Tenmon. He believes all Genom are trash and pushed the Cielnotron to starve the Genom out. Later, he decides to migrate from their dying planet with his "elite 1%" of humanity, a plan which would very likely have destroyed the planet and killed everyone else living there, humans and Genom alike.
  • Die Spinne in Crimson Skies. 1. They're German; 2. They're Fascists; 3. The game series is set in the thirties. It looks like somebody wasn't really trying to hide the obvious here.
  • The Templars of Kirkwall in Dragon Age II have elements of this, with the most blatant example being Ser Alrik and his "Tranquil Solution" to give magical lobotomies to all mages. After it turns out the higher-ups rejected the idea (which didn't stop Alrik from forging ahead on his own) one companion cheerfully tells the resident mage rights activist that it turned out not to be the holocaust he thought it was.
  • The Elder Scrolls:
    • During the 200 year Time Skip following the events of the Oblivion Crisis and before Skyrim, the Thalmor, an Altmeri (High Elf) religious extremist organization, seized control of the Altmeri government and re-formed the Aldmeri Dominion of old. The Nazi parallels of the Thalmor are impossible to miss, to note:
      • Militarily and diplomatically, the Thalmor initiated an aggressive policy and, through various machinations, robbed the declining Cyrodiilic Empire of numerous provinces. The Dominion outright annexed Valenwood, home of the Bosmer (Wood Elves) (in a way very reminiscent of the Anschluss), and later used Blatant Lies and/or Stealing the Credit to get Elsweyr, home of the Khajiit, to join as a vassal nation. They assassinated Potentate Ocato, the de-facto leader of the Empire and very much a Reasonable Authority Figure in order to (successfully) destabilize the Empire. They practice Divide and Conquer tactics, and initiated Enemy Civil Wars, first by goading the Argonians into attacking Morrowind, home of the Dunmer, in revenge for thousands of years of slavery. After initiating the Great War with the Empire, they found that the Empire was not as weak as they thought. They settled for the White-Gold Concordat, a peace treaty with terms heavily favorable to the Dominion. It included the Empire ceding large parts of Hammerfell, home of the Redguards, to the Dominion, which caused Hammerfell to immediately secede. Another provision, banning Talos worship, caused a rift and eventual Civil War in Skyrim, homeland of the Nords. The Concordat also gives the Thalmor the right to enforce its terms anywhere within the Empire. All the while, the Dominion has been building up their strength in anticipation of dealing the killing blow to the Empire in the inevitable second Great War.
      • Culturally and in terms of policy, the Thalmor espouse the belief that the Altmer, being the only true descendants of the Aedra, are the Superior Species. Any Altmer who do not support the Thalmor are not "true" Altmer. The other races of Mer (Elves) are the result of "degeneration", but service to the Thalmor could save them. Finally, they believe that the races of Men are the worst of all, with pitifully short lives filled with violence and savagery and who seem to exist just to disrupt everything the Altmer try to accomplish. The Thalmor are also accused of embracing eugenics, euthanizing as many as nine out of every ten Altmeri children born in the Dominion in a bid to maintain the genetic purity of the Altmer race, although it's unclear if this is true, an exaggeration, or a misconception born from anti-elf propaganda spread during the early days of the Cyrodiilic empire.
      • Religiously, the Thalmor play up the old Aldmeri religious belief that the creation of the mortal world was a cruel trick by a Jerkass God that robbed their divine ancestors of their pre-creation divinity. Said god, known to them as the Lorkhan, then specifically created the races of Men out of the "weakest souls" to spread Sithis (chaos) in to "every corner" of creation, ensuring that there could never again be the pure stasis of pre-creation. Thus, in order to undo creation, the must not only Kill All Humans, but kill the very idea of humanity. In order to accomplish this, they must wipe out the worship of Talos, a Deity of Human Origin who was once the mortal man Tiber Septim, possibly among others, and who is possibly (in-part) the re-ascended form of Lorkhan. It's implied that they don't just hunt down, but also execute Talos worshippers outright.
      • Historically, the Thalmor-led Dominion is the Dominion's third incarnation, arising in the wake of a continent-spanning crisis that gave them opportunity to ride a populist wave and arise from the ashes of a group of extremists previously marginalized, and dissatisfied with their status quo and perceptions of unfair treatment at the end of the second incarnation of said empire generation(s) ago.
      • In terms of appearance, their wandering Justicars and agents a visual and operative resemblance to the Einsatzgruppen, which was a squad consisting of an SS officer and several soldiers. It was their job to patrol around occupied territory and execute "undesirables" with impunity, much as the Thalmor Justicars do in the lands of the Empire to the surviving Blades and Talos worshipers. And though the Thalmor lack a symbol like the Swastika, the the animal they use as their symbol is the Eagle, which was also favored by the Third Reich.
    • In Skyrim, the Stormcloaks are a Downplayed version. They are a group of nationalistic Nords who want to rebuild Skyrim as an independent power, with a "Skyrim for the Nords!" mentality, and they're all led by a charismatic man with a knack for loud, hammy speeches. Nonetheless, the player can still join them even if s/he is not a Nord.
  • The Enclave in the Fallout series, which originated as an association of powerful Americans who formed a "shadow government" that would survive after nuclear war. Aside from Putting on the Reich, in Fallout 2 they consider themselves and themselves alone to be the absolute master race, and intended to kill off the entire population of America (and they tested their method by using it on the residents of the player character's home of Fallout and the inhabitants of the player character's village in Fallout 2, which have common ancestries). The East Coast Enclave in Fallout 3, while more Well-Intentioned Extremists, have a Final Solution involving tainting the water supply.
  • In Final Fantasy VI, Gestahl wants to breed Kefka and Celes together to form a master race, and Imperial uniforms are Nazi-like. They also do a Nazi salute in Terra's flashback. And yes, they do commit genocide. Repeatedly.
    • Quite ironically (compared to other examples) Gestahl DOES seem to stand for and be a good example of the order he seeks to implement. That is, until said mad clown kicks him off a flying continent. Germany could only spawn Knight Templars, Blood Knights, and Corrupt Corporate Executives due to its avaricious nature, and the fact its leader was too blinded by his own ego and importance to see the decay directly beneath. There is no one in the upper land-based echelons who resembles Leo. (There was always a large gap between the beliefs and actions of the kriegsmarines and intelligence agencies with the general army, however.)
  • The Garlean Empire from Final Fantasy XIV are like the Gestahlian Empire, but even more nazi-like, with some Roman Empire aesthetics thrown in: they believe in 'racial purity' and that pure-blood Garleans have a right to conquer other lands and civilize the 'savages' of other nations. For bonus points, a significant, though not all, amount of pure-blood Garleans are blue-eyed blondes. If you're part of the 'Spoken' races of the setting (that is to say, any playable race) then they will just colonize and brutally oppress your land and enslave your people, with the only way of becoming a citizen being serving in the military for dozens of years, similiar to the Roman Empire. However, if you're part of a Primal-worshipping Beast Tribe? The Garleans have only one solution for you.
  • Those who slither in the dark in Fire Emblem: Three Houses have rather a lot in common with the Nazis. They carried out at least one genocidal world war in the distant past, they consider everyone not part of their civilisation to be subhuman beasts, and they're really into torturous human experimentation. They dress all in black, and have quite a lot of power in Adrestia, the country whose colours are black and red and whose animal is the eagle, plus they have a thing for Indic names.
  • The Floda Lederhosen company in Flight of the Amazon Queen is actually a front for a group of blue-eyed, blond-haired soldiers with German accents whose goal is to create a master race (of dinosaur people).
  • Taygen in the 5th Geneforge game, who plans to annihilate all nonhumans, even has concentration camps. It shall be left as an exercise to the player whether those who consider his faction the optimal choice constitute a Misaimed Fandom or are a consequence of the series's Grey-and-Gray Morality.
  • Kaiserreich: Legacy of the Weltkrieg
    • In a broader sense the National Populist ideology from Kaiserreich: Legacy of the Weltkrieg is this — game-mechanically, in the pre-HOI 4 versions it is the Nazi ideology of vanilla Hearts of Iron renamed to National Populistnote . In terms of ideology, it is described in terms suggesting that, insofar as any ideology can be described within the broad categories used in the game, it is essentially Nazism/Fascism shorn of the ideological focus on a totalitarian state (that is instead picked up by the ideology mentioned below). Examples include Boris Savinkov, leader of the People's Republican Party in Russia, William Dudley Pelley of the America First Party and Corneliu Codreanu, leader of the Romanian Iron Guard (which was also Fascist in real life).
    • The Totalist ideology also qualifies - for a start, two of it's founding members are Benito Mussolini and Oswald Mosley.
  • The Helghast from Killzone. Their history is "Nazis In Space". Plus their whole superiority complex.
    • Weirdly, the Helghast are much more popular with the fanbase than the ISA despite their Nazi overtones, probably due to their interesting and sympathetic backstory, hammy leader that can deliver one hell of a Rousing Speech, and awesome technology.
    • Although by the time Shadow Fall kicks in, the Helghast are analogous to East Germany, being separated from the ISA by a wall and having some villains that style themselves as anti imperialists. That being said, they still retain their fascistic autocrat and belief in racial purity. (Note that East Germany was frequently subjected to the Commie Nazis trope due to their military's uncanny resemblance to the Third Reich's.)
      • One of the last missions in Shadow Fall has the player controlling a Helghast trying to prevent a war, with a rouge ISA general planning to use the war to wipe out the Helghast completely. Mercenary had the player taking missions from both sides with some Helghast being sympathetic and some ISA being racist. Honestly the main reason the Helghast are considered Nazi-like is their look, aggressiveness and their leaders going on about purity. With those aside the ISA and the Helghast are Not So Different.
  • The Empire of Magnagora in Lusternia. While nominally democratic, their aristocracy consists of a Deadly Decadent Court, with backroom politics, assassinations and smear campaigns regarded as valid methods of advancement. They are highly racist towards elfen and merian, and regard The Taint - a mutagenic Psycho Serum cross between I Love Nuclear Power and Lovecraftian Superpower — as highly desirable in creating a mutated master race of super-hardy, poison-breathing undead. Their ultimate goal is to conquer and Taint the known world and murder all merian and elfen. Fantasy Nazism, through and through.
  • The Reapers in Mass Effect 3. The Codex details how people are rounded up and placed into death camps where they await eventual extermination depending on whether Reapers see them fit to be melted down as construction material, or mutilated into zombie mooks. It turns out the thing perpetrating this is a glitched AI using faulty reasoning to do what it was programmed - preserve organics at any costs. "Preserve organics" in this case being "kill as many as possible and use their corpses as living ships".
    • An even more glaring example is Cerberus, the human supremacist organization introduced in the first game (marginally) but really fleshed out in the second. In the second game, they were portrayed as Well-Intentioned Extremists who merely wanted to look out for humanity rather than crush all other species and place humanity at the top. Then comes the third game. Charismatic, evil leader? Check. Distinctive color scheme and three-headed dog logos everywhere? Check. Racist belief system and a willingness to stamp on the "others" to ascend their idea of a Master Race to absolute power via control of Eldritch Abominations? Triple check.
  • In Mega Man Zero, because of an energy crisis, the ruling body of Neo Arcadia ends up instituting genocidal and racist policies towards Reploids supposedly for humanity's betterment, and one of the people in charge of Neo Arcadia's policies is Copy X, who himself is an actual Reploid and not even X. This sounds very similar to how Nazi Germany came into effect, as well as the rule of Adolf Hitler.
  • Who would have thought it? Even Pokémon of all games went for it in Pokémon Platinum, by inserting a cutscene in which Team Galactic leader Cyrus address ranks upon ranks of assembled Team Galactic Grunts: he tells them about creating a world for Team Galactic, free of the "imperfections" of past world along with such lines as "Let there be glory for Team Galactic!" The grunts answers with chants of "Master Cyrus is the greatest!" And to top it off, the character spying on the rally with you goes out of his way to remark how mesmerizing but unthinkable the whole speech was.
    • Team Flare in Pokémon X and Y are an even straighter example. Their goal is happiness for themselves and themselves only, and their leader seeks to create a more "beautiful" world by killing everyone who isn't a member of Team Flare. Also, to remove any semblance of subtext, their leader invented a hologram-projection machine called the Holo-Caster!
  • The Movement from Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy fits this trope. The meat puppets (basic irreversibly mind-wiped and rewritten soldiers) even have a red armband with the movement symbol on it and jackboots. What really cements it is their belief that psions should rule over the normal humans and the fact that the leader of it all is a general who staged a failed coup who really isn't a psion until he gets the artefacts he needs. For irony points the main character is blonde and blue eyed and none of the bosses are.
  • Umbrella and Tricell in Resident Evil. The Social Darwinism that Wesker is spouting in 5. Code: Veronica's insanity, up to and including the experimentation on prisoners. In Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles, the Nazi vibes of Umbrella are stronger than in Code: Veronica. If you look at the rendering of Steve, he has a barcode tattoo on his left forearm. In the same place that concentration camp prisoners had theirs. Oh, and their leader, Spencer, also intended to create the perfect human by giving children who had superior intelligence genes and molding them into becoming his proxies, and of whom two survived being injected with a virus, one of the survivors, Albert Wesker, also possessing blond hair and, if Darkside Chronicles is to be believed, blue eyes as well, which also significantly enhanced their strength, speed, and endurance to superhuman levels, very similar to the Aryan ideal of the Nazi Regime.
  • In StarCraft, the United Powers League, forerunner to the United Earth Directorate, definitely invoked images of the Nazis, only more successful. Religion and unsanctioned languages were erased from existence to make way for the "divinity of mankind" while the "impure" members of humanity - 400 million cyborgs, mutants, and criminals - were either executed or used in experiments.
    • The symbol of the UED, their successor, contains an eagle on a red background. Sound familiar?
  • Suikoden has several Nazi groups.
    • The Godwin family preaches the "virtues" of a strong militaristic regime, has soldiers in really snappy gray uniforms with red berets, and tries to make a "Falena for Falenans." They also employ an assassin named Dolph, in case you still haven't gotten it by that point.
    • Even weirder, parts of the game hint that while Gizel would somewhat prefer to remain in charge, he's deliberately creating a persona as a Hilter-ite villain, so that all the peoples of Falena will unite against him. Gizel comes off as more interested in simply seeing how it'll turn out than in guaranteeing victory for his side. His father is this trope played straight, though not as charismatic.
    • Similarly, the Kingdom of Highland had always been an aggressive military power since its formation, but it really started to become similar to this after Luca Blight came into power, leading to thousands of people being needlessly tortured and slaughtered.
    • There's also Harmonia, an expansionist empire with a strictly segregated society that condones slavery, treats non-human sentients as property rather than people, and seeks in the long term to conquer the world. Oh, and the most privileged caste of citizens, who are the only ones who can currently take any position of real authority? Invariably blond-haired and blue-eyed.
      • The ruler of Harmonia, Hikusaak, is never seen. But we know that (like Hitler in Nazi Germany) he doesn't fit the blond-haired and blue-eyed standard, because Luc and Sasarai, brown-haired and brown-eyed twins who play major on-screen roles in Suikoden II and Suikoden III, are clones of Hikusaak.
  • The Desians from Tales of Symphonia are VERY Nazi like. They torment and kill people, in Concentration Camps Human Ranches, and think of themselves as "Superior" (or really, humans are "Inferior Beings!!"), in addition to a slew of other parallels.
  • Team Fortress 2's Medic visual design evokes the aesthetic (in Beta, he even wore his symbol on a team-colored armband), an unreleased trading card claims that he was "raised in Stuttgart, Germany during an era when the Hippocratic oath had been downgraded to an optional Hippocratic suggestion", and his voice clips contain gems such as "Heil us!", "Raus! Raus!" and "I am ze ubermensch!" Fandom is deeply, deeply divided over whether he is an ex-Nazi, a practicing Nazi, or just a very, very fucked up Mad Doctor with a funny accent.
  • In Tropico 4, the nationalist faction (or at least their leader) is this, if not just a skin head. They dislike any policy that allows people to move to the island, even when the island is facing crippling underpopulation and the closest thing the island has to college is the pub.
    • The player actually can be this. It is quite possible to set up a nationalistic dictatorship that has teaches militarism in preschool, openly kill any rioter, use your clinics to increase the birth rate, and use your science academy to clone yourself.
  • The Empire in Valkyria Chronicles is both Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union in one. Led by an emperor.
    • The Gassenarl rebels in Valkyria Chronicles II are rebelling against the Gallian government for having been lied to about the Archduchess' Darcsen heritage, and have the "genocidal agenda" and "drab brown uniforms" parts down pat.
  • Interestingly used in Vandal Hearts. The game starts out with Stalinesque Scary Russian Analogues. Then Stalin himself (Hel Spites) is assassinated by his chief advisor, DOLF and the overall theme switches gears. Two evil empires for the price of one!
  • The Project (commonly referred to as the Black Lance), from Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom is a none too subtle 27th century Nazi analog, complete with a nanomachine-based bioweapon designed to target "undesirable" individuals, a la the Final Solution.
  • Xenogears had the Solarians, people that lived in the sky and looked down upon the other nations, even going so far as to call anyone who was not Solarian a Lamb.
  • In Xenosaga Episode 2, there were the mass produced URTVs, all of which had blonde hair, blue eyes, were essentially flawless, and hive-minded. While not necessarily 'evil', their behavior is disturbing and they eventually succumb to madness and commit mass murdering sprees once infected with UDO.
  • Call of Duty tends to invoke this with any enemy who is NOT an actual Nazi. Dragovich has it, though the most egregious example is in Call of Duty: Ghosts, with the Federation of the Americas, who are basically Venezuelan Nazis. Their original leader, General Almagro, even tried to imprison or execute all US-born citizens on Federation soil.
  • The Pigmask Army from Mother 3. Their commonly seen salute is easily comparable to that of the Nazis, among other things.
  • Warframe has this in two flavors:
    • In the "A Lighter Shade of Grey" area, we have the New Loka syndicate. Loka looks inviting and peaceful with its lush, water-filled meeting room and stated objective of "cleansing us of this suffering." Their goals, however, are to create a "pure" humanity (which is not elaborated on) by purging any undesirable traits or individuals, and getting on their bad side causes the head honcho to refer to you as "tainted and ruined beyond salvation." They've butt heads with the Steel Meridian syndicate, whose stated goal is to save as many innocent lives as possible, quite a few times. In any other story they'd work as the villains, but that position is already filled by...
    • The Grineer are an even closer example, not only being despotic, warlike, and intensely xenophobic, but also looking for genetic purity. In their case, however, they are a race of clones that are slowly deteriorating due to imperfect cloning technology. They're the strongest faction in play in the setting, and are more than dangerous enough for New Loka to consider options other than "genocide = peace".
  • In The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Novigrad's local Corrupt Church is being encouraged by the Ax-Crazy King Radovid to seek out and arrest and harass any magic users they find. Public burnings of books, fetishes and other magic-associated items are a common sight in the city. Eventually they do go full Nazi and try to round up all the magic users to slaughter them - Geralt and Triss are able to evacuate a good number of survivors on a boat to Kovir, but then the church begins targeting non-humans as well...
  • Empire Earth: Novaya Russia eventually degenerated into a fascist nightmare, despite most of their ideology being based on the glory days of the Soviet Union.
  • In Civilization: Beyond Earth, the Purity affinity is all about glorification of the past, celebration of the human race, and clearing the native alien life to make way for settlers from Earth, with an undercurrent of bigotry against those who have followed the other two affinities and modified their own bodies. One of the quotes for a high-end Purity level-up outright states that those who reject their birth form are no longer part of the human family, and thus anything can be done to them. A militant Purist colony has Nazism written all over it.
  • Piratez: Taken to a comical extent with the Humanist faction, a human-supremacist group that holds mutant pogroms, dresses in what looks like Nazi uniforms, inexplicably wields World War II-era German weaponry, and flies ships shaped like giant swastikas.
  • Handsome Jack, the villain of Borderlands 2, is repeatedly called a fascist by a number of characters, and for good reason. Cult of Personality centered on him, Sigil Spam everywhere, A God Am I complexes, monumental building projects including golden statues of himself to feed his vanity, a personal army slavishly devoted to him, wanton genocide to the point of full-blown ethnic cleansings... it's like he's deliberately checking off all the items on the "How to become Adolf in Space" list.
  • The cat empire from Shadow of the Wool Ball. As the game takes a lot of inspiration from Wolfenstein 3D, there are occasional blatant references to Nazism—in particular the red banners with a black symbol in a white circle, and the officer cats who wear all black and speak in faux-German.
  • Any number of empires in Stellaris can be this, possibly including the player. Military dictatorship with cult leader? Check! Xenophobic ethos? Check! Wiping out populations or even entire species by various means, from displacement to extermination to soylent green? Check! They can range from Hegemonic Imperialists (who "just" want to conquer everything) to Fanatic Purifiers who want to "cleanse the galaxy of the mistake of other life". There's a reason the game is nicknamed "Space Hitler Simulator".
  • Prophesy of Pendor has the Order of the Ebony Gauntlet, knights clad in red and black armour who roam the countryside killing anyone suspected of remotely being related to the Noldor elves while promoting the importance of human blood purity. In a parallel with the real life Nazis' "stabbed in the back" theory, they believe the Noldor were responsible for a plague that spread across Pendor in the past and killed much of the human population.
  • Timespinner has Vol Terrilis, the villain in the Past section of the game. He runs his country as TheMagocracy, with anyone who lacks magical abilities treated as second-class citizens, banished to another world to die, and subject to eugenics restrictions intended to eradicate them entirely. The game goes so far as to have him quote a slightly modified version of the Fourteen Words (a real-world neo-Nazi / white-supremacist slogan) in one of his edicts.
  • Eternal Twilight has Empress Verona and her unnamed country. She desires the genocide of the Magi, stokes anti-Magi sentiment and paranoia among her army, turns several settlements into police states dedicated to hunting Magi and Magi sympathizers, has a dangerous Cult of Personality, and had a fort built that utilizes poison gas to kill Magi prisoners.
  • XCOM 2: The ADVENT administration, hands down. The ruling caste, the Elders, are portrayed by propaganda as compassionate, infallible, divine beings, but they're the exact opposite. Every facet of life is accompanied by military officers toting future-tech assault rifles and constantly shouting in Starfishese. All acts of 'self-defense' and 'counter-terrorism' are rife with constant collateral damage and intentional weapons-free slaughter of non-combatants. Propaganda with Sigil Spam plasters half the cities while surveillance plasters the other half. Anyone who thinks they have 'genetic deviance' goes to a gene-clinic to turn themselves into shiny supermen, only to be kidnapped, shipped en-masse to a blacksite laboratory, and executed by the state so their bodies can be used For Science!. And all of this is continually blamed on some paranoid fear that a nebulously-described, unstoppable threat is going to destroy everyone in the galaxy unless they exterminate the human species despite their dependence on them.

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  • Terrible Writing Advice often advises writers to base their villains off of Nazi Germany. Given the tendency of the series to use Stylistic Suck, it's mocking the over-use of this trope. In the "Evil Empires" episode, the reason he advises basing the empire off of Nazi Germany is because if you chose a different historical empire like Ancient Rome, that would require opening up a history book and actually doing research, which is always discouraged because that requires effort. The "Grimdark" episode also advises basing the bad guys off of Nazi Germany, but then proceeds to show a list of empires and how long they lasted, pointing out that Nazi Germany lasted for a bit over a decade, which is nothing compared to empires like the Ottoman and Roman empires, which lasted for centuries.
  • The Animesque web-series RWBY has Adam Taurus. Adam's entreaty to Sienna Khan consists of him declaring the Faunus to be a superior race, better than humans in every way, and stating that humanity should be made to serve the Faunus instead of simply respecting them. In Volume 5, his clothing is changed from a black and red Asian-themed suit to a militarised grey suit that resembles a Nazi uniform. He has built a cult of personality around himself that he uses to inflame and radicalise Faunus against humanity. In a scene reminiscent of the Reichstag Fire, he murders Sienna Khan with the intention of fabricating a story about her being murdered by humans to cement his authority as the new leader and deliberately radicalise the White Fang against humanity.

  • The Zamoran Government from Lighter Than Heir. The similarities include being forbidden from holding a military after losing a war with a neighbor country, being resentful with said neighbor, building up a formidable military in secrecy, performing grisly human experiments on unwilling victims in secret laboratories, being obsessed with genetic "superiority", launching surprise attacks without warning, and massacring entire cities. Even their banner looks similar to the one used by Nazi Germany.
  • In Minion Comics the leader of the evil organization, Von Gernsbach, wears a Nazi-like red armband, hangs his image on red banners, and installs Hitler's head on a giant gorilla.
  • In The Order of the Stick, after the revelation of what Minister Malack plans to do with the Empire of Blood when he inherits it in some 30-40 years (to whit: organising for a thousand sentient beings to be sacrificed each day in the name of his deity, Nergal), plus his idle comment of needing to make "some special chamber to do it in" as Tarquin's silly arenas are inefficient, in #875, the forums were immediately filled with posters comparing him to the Nazis and Adolf Hitler in particular. The Giant himself promptly showed up and explained that the issue actually left certain details out; Minister Malack's plans also include creating a ruling caste of vampiric nobles to control the Empire with him, and the chambers were based on equal parts Soylent Green and factory farming. The professional butchering chambers (the Giant is a vegetarian, see?), are supposed to sacrifice via exsanguination, so that Nergal gets deaths in his honor and the vampires get blood to feed their own hungers.
  • The Souballo Empire is presented this way in Our Little Adventure, with Elves (and probably Half-Elves) being their primary target of discrimination.
  • The Empire of Russiama from Tales of the Skull King who are in the process of exterminating the Dwarven people who they nicknamed "Drews".
    • Doesn't help that they also speak with stereotypical german spelling such as "Zee" and "Zhem".
  • Endtown: The Topsiders are complete xenophobes who kill anything that isn't human. They're all about human purity and believe that The Virus will die if they complete their genocide. But sometimes, they'll experiment with mutant brains and vivisect immune humans For Science!. For extra irony, the reveal that the mutation comes from contact with extradimensional matter and how they just showed up one day at the end of the world, implies that they might not even be human, let alone from the same world/dimension.

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  • In Linkara's review of Secret Empire, he spends a good portion of the beginning calling out people who would try to say that HYDRA are not Nazis by pointing out they the organization uses Nazi tactics, worked with the Nazis, its founder and many of their employees were Nazis and that all HYDRA needed to really do was do a find-replace on a Nazi pamphlet replacing "Nazi" with "HYDRA".
    Linkara: If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck and "Sieg Hiel"s like a frickin' Nazi, then it's a frickin' Nazi! Don't try to split hairs when it comes to the frickin' Nazis!
  • Decades of Darkness has Shane Mullins and his Vitalists of New England. Fun fact: They have an SA equivalent wearing red shirts.
  • In the online speculative evolution project A Scientific Fantasy, an Austrian elf named Hister is Omnia Sanatem's version of Hitler, having started "the Great War", put people in concentration camps, and killed 6-16 million.
  • The web serial Worm has two such organizations. The Empire 88 (with the 88 standing for "HH" or "Heil Hitler") employs neo-Nazi beliefs with the superiority of the White (rather than Aryan) race run by a man who styles himself Kaiser. Gelleshaft however is far more sinister, a Nazi-inspired group that has its home base in Germany. They are not shy about exerting their influence or lending superhumans to others in order to further the cause.

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  • In the Dutch series Alfred J. Kwak, which features humanized animals, the main character's nemesis is named Dolf. He founds a party called National Crows, he takes power by staging a fascist-style coup, and if he proclaims himself Emperor and dresses in Napoleonic style, he's obviously a satire of Hitler. Oh, and he grows a characteristic mustache. Dolf also tries to enforce "racial purity" while he himself, like Hitler, is hardly up such standard - he's the son of a crow and a blackbird. Yeah, it's a weird show.
    • Calling Dolf, well, Dolf was considered too much in Germany, in fact, where the character went by the name Kraa instead.
  • The Fire Nation from Avatar: The Last Airbender. "We are the sons and daughters of fire, the superior element!" a military rally is told. There's genocide in the back-story, attempted genocide in the climax, there's propaganda, revisionist history, indoctrination of the young, and the whole take-over-the-world thing.
    • While the Fire Nation is definitely paralleling Nazi Germany, its main parallel was Imperial Japan, which had all of the above.
      • The various Chinese dynasties also were definitively in there if you were looking for them with any regularity. Which just goes to show that "Nazi's" are Older Than Print.
    • While we don't know what he did in particular, Chin the Conqueror/the Great is a serious contender for Bonapartism, as seen in the episode Avatar Day. Though he is far more obviously a rather blatant expy of the First Emperor of China, whose name he also shares.
    • In the sequel The Legend of Korra, the treatment of non-benders by the Republic City Council (mostly Tarrlok's doing) (Curfews, cutting off electricity, rounding up innocents including children en masse and throwing them in jail) in response to the rising threat of the Equalists is awfully similar to not only the Nazi treatment of Jews, but also the Red Scare and Japanese internment in North America.
      • The Equalists are also very similar to Nazis, with their desire to "purge impurities..." And there's fact that the leader of this anti-Bender movement in no way fits his own definition of purity.
      • In Book 4 Kuvira and her Earth Empire not only employ re-education camps for dissenters and traitors but proceed to send any "non-Earth Empire" citizens to prison camps, specifically targeting anyone not of direct Earth Kingdom descent.
  • Ben 10: Alien Force has the Highbreed, a species of aliens who consider themselves the Master Race and wish to wipe all other "inferior" species out of existence. Although it turns out that their entire reason for doing is because their obsession with genetic purity has made their entire species sterile due to generations of inbreeding, so the current generation of Highbreed is in fact the last. They can't stand the thought of any "inferior" species outliving them, so they've gone on a Suicidal Cosmic Temper Tantrum to make sure that everyone else dies before they do.
  • The CatDog episode "Cat Club" has Cat joining a cats-only club (disguising Dog as a cat) and finding out it's a hate group bent on destroying all dogs.
  • In Clone High, the school's rivals the G.E.S.H. have a pep rally with similar-looking Nazi imagery.
  • The 1943 Donald Duck cartoon "Der Fuehrer's Face" is somewhere between this and Those Wacky Nazis, placing Donald in "Nutziland", where everything is shaped like Swastikas or Hitlers Face (Der Führer's Face). He has to work really hard for the Führer, and everybody is clothed in Nazi Uniforms.
  • The Sweetcakes of Drawn Together, who wiped out most of the Sockbat race by turning them into confections.
  • Since Exo Squad is the European Theater of World War II IN SPACE!, it's no surprise that Phaeton's Neosapien Order has Naziesque qualities in rhetoric and ideology, and somewhat in practice. There were definitely some very ironic themes one could pick out if you apply enough Fridge Logic to the Neosapien origins and reasons for being.
  • An episode of the 1980s Fat Albert cartoon had the Junkyard gang confronting a White supremacist group called the Double Cross, their insignia being two X's. This episode subverts things somewhat in the sense that Hitler, the Nazis, Swastikas, and the Holocaust are explicitly and constantly referred to in the course of the episode. Even in the allegorical Brown Hornet segment, Hitler was still mentioned by name.
  • The My Little Pony 'n Friends episode "Baby, It's Cold Outside" featured a group of penguin supremacists that wanted to exterminate all the impure non-antarctic life by creating an endless ice age, and were clear Nazi homages in the process. It was kind of a strange show.
  • ReBoot is very blatant about this. Megabyte is even called "mein fuhrer" by Herr Doktor and the bi-nomes loyal to him after Megabyte's fall are call neo-virals. The Bad Future where Megabyte took over had all of his subjects tattooed with bar codes.
  • In one episode of Recess, a particularly nasty villain, Dr. Slicer, is clearly meant to look like Heinrich Himmler, albeit bald. Seriously, he scares even TJ.
  • One episode of Robot Chicken has the Care Bears plotting to exterminate all the impure Care Bear Cousins using blatant Naziesque dialogue in the process. They succeed and are ultimately punished by having Care-alot turned into a dark and terrible hell on Earth: New Jersey.
  • South Park:
  • The Mothers Against Canada from South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut. An early draft of the script even has it made explicitly clear that the "Happy Camps" are purely Sheila Broflovski's idea.
  • Cartman's ginger supremacist movement. He refers to Gingers as "the chosen race"; in the climax of the episode, the gingers kidnap every non-ginger with the goal of exterminating them. It should be noted that the episode started off with Cartman spreading hate speech about ginger kids, which led to several kids being bullied. Stan, Kyle, and Kenny sneaked into Cartman's room while he was asleep and dyed and his hair and drew freckles on his face to make him think he was ginger so he'd learn a lesson. Being on the other end of the bullying he instigated, Cartman spearheaded the plan to exterminate non-ginger kids because he refuses to be part of a minority. He talks everyone down from beginning the genocide when Kyle secretly tells him why his appearance changed, as Cartman realized if the other gingers found out they'd kill him too.
  • The Great Diamond Authority from Steven Universe is the head of an intergalactic fascist dictatorship, who's leader is obsessed with gem perfection to the point of shattering gems who are overcooked, labeling them as off color. They also intended to comit genocide against the Crystal Gems at the end of the war on Earth by obliterating them from orbit, but without Pink Diamond's assistant they only corrupted them.
  • The episode "Absolute Power" from Superman: The Animated Series brought Superman to an alien planet that had been conquered by Jax-Ur and Mala, two Kryptonian criminals that had escaped from the Phantom Zone. The parallels with Nazi Germany are present but vague in the beginning; there are stories told of economic depression and social unrest that were corrected when a new discipline-obsessed regime came to power, but it becomes patently hard to miss the symbolism when they start using the Hitlergruß (Nazi Salute).
  • 1942 animated short "Tulips Shall Grow" has the Screwballs, actual metal balls with screws in them, come barreling into Holland, wreaking devastation.
  • The anti-mutant group "Friends of Humanity" in the X-Men '90s cartoon look exactly like Neo-Nazis and their leader Creed even uses a nazi-looking emblem on his arm.


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Alternative Title(s): Nazis By Any Other Name



The embodiment of Hoppeanism (also known as paleolibertarianism) who combines ultracapitalism with ethnonationalism and a resident of Ancapistan. Given the way he wants his Privately Owned Society run, the area under his control is de facto an ethnostate.

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