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Recap / Mary Shelleys Frankenhole S 1 E 4 Heal Hitler

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Adolf Hitler wishes that Dr. Frankenstein and Dr. Polidori cure him of his antisemitism - but instead, Hitler finds himself loving the Jews.

This episode provides examples of the following tropes:

  • Abusive Parents: Hitler claims that he was raised by his parents in a “cold, emotionless Germanic childhood.”
  • Animate Body Parts: The Creature’s leg becomes independent after he pries it off.
  • Arbitrary Skepticism: Despite being an immortal among monsters and time-travelers, Victor insists that Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy do not exist.
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  • Artistic License – Medicine: It is unlikely that a doctor would tell you that it is okay to drink before any surgery, but Victor has the Creature take him to the bar at the village so that they could prepare for brain surgery.
  • Can't Kill You, Still Need You: Hitler says that he will give Victor and Polidori anything they want, including him not torturing and killing them with the Gestapo.
  • The Chains of Commanding: Hitler admits that he finds power to be overrated, having done nothing to quell his fears of being called a monster.
  • A Datewith Rosie Palms: When Victor says he wants to have a quick smoke before doing the proper research for surgery, Polidori says that he could use “a swift wanking.”
  • Extreme Doormat: Mother Teresa has more or less been turned into Victor’s personal maid because he gives her a pouting face whenever she asks to leave.
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  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: At first he sought out the extermination of the Jewish people because he wanted to, only to want his anti-semitism surgically removed by Frankenstein when a session with Dr. Sigmund Freud left him with a burdening self-awareness. When the surgery is a success, he ends up becoming philo-semitic and becomes best friends with the Creature’s leg (which he mentions came from a Jewish person earlier). When the leg rejects him after finding out about his original plans for the Holocaust, he reverts back to his hateful ways.
  • Odd Friendship: Hitler seems to bond with the Creature over their mutual ennui, fear of being seen as a monster and a pleasant night of drinks.
  • The One That Got Away: Hitler declares that he should have killed Sigmund Freud when he had the chance, blaming him for his new self-awareness.


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