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Hitler joined the Nazi Party in 1919 and became its leader in 1921. During this time, the Timewyrm, looking for a way to hurt the Doctor by destroying the planet he loves, chose Hitler to use as a figurehead for her plan to manipulate human history. However, she did not expect his mind to be so powerful and became trapped in it. Hitler began subconsciously accessing the Timewyrm's vast psychic powers and using them to become an even more compelling speaker.
Also during this time, the War Lords discover Hitler's psychic abilities and decide to use him in their second attempt to conquer the universe. They set themselves up as the Black Coven and allied with him, while the War Chief, as Doctor Felix Kriegslieter, used psionic technology to boost Hitler's abilities even more.
On 9th November 1923, the Doctor and Ace witnessed Hitler leading the unsuccessful Beer Hall Putsch. The Doctor reset his dislocated shoulder and gave words of advice and encouragement to him, later explaining to the shocked Ace that it was necessary to ensure history would run its proper course. Hitler was later arrested and sent to prison, but was released the following year, and was eventually elected Chancellor in 1933. (NA: Timewyrm: Exodus)
In September 1939, during the German invasion of Poland, Hitler was reunited with the Doctor and Ace in Berlin and took him on as an advisor. In this capacity, the Doctor exposed the schemes of the Black Coven and Kreigsleiter, all of whom were killed in a conflict with German soldiers. The Doctor also inadvertently taught Hitler how to control the Timewyrm's power.
In May 1940, on the night of the Dunkirk evacuation, the Doctor and Ace visited Hitler for a third and final time. The Doctor banished the Timewyrm from Hitler's mind, scattering it throughout time and space. Unstable and disoriented without the entity's power, Hitler was convinced to allow the evacuation to proceed. (NA: Timewyrm: Exodus)
In August 1942, the Doctor, investigating reports that Hitler may have survived his apparent death with the aid of alien technology, visited him in Berlin, accompanied by Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart. Introducing himself as Major Johann Schmidt, an army doctor, he acquired blood samples from Hitler and Eva Braun. From these, he learned that, while Hitler had died, Eva had survived and been smuggled to safety while being pregnant with Hitler's child.
In August 1944, while planning a raid on Turelhampton to acquire alien technology, Hitler insisted that Major Schmidt be included as part of the team.
On 30th April 1945, near the end of the war, the Doctor, Lethbridge-Stewart, Claire Aldwych and Hitler's son visited Hitler in his bunker. Hitler's son had forced the Doctor to take him back in time to meet his father. Hitler dismissed his son as a madman and shot him. Shortly afterwards, he committed suicide rather than face defeat. (PDA: The Shadow in the Glass)
In an alternate timeline in which Hitler did not lose the power of the Timewyrm, Germany went on to conquer England and the rest of Europe. The Doctor and Ace, after visiting this timeline in 1951, prevented it from coming to pass. (NA: Timewyrm: Exodus)
In Timewyrm: Exodus, the Doctor stated that he had never met Hitler before, even though he had done so in his sixth incarnation. One explanation is that the events of the conclusion of The Shadow in the Glass were something he would rather forget.
When asked what historical figure would make the best Doctor, Russell T Davies controversially said: "Hitler. He was stern and strong. He would be great.".
A replicant Hitler.
|Full Name:||Adolf Hitler|
|Born:||April 20, 1889|
|Died:||April 30, 1945|
|Final Assignment:||Führer, Nazi German State|
Adolf Hitler (April 20, 1889 - April 30, 1945) was a 20th century human dictator who was born in Austria. He led the Nazi party in Germany during the 1920s and 1930s, and later seized total control of the German nation.
Hitler was able to tap into the anger the German people felt over the reparations forced on their nation following World War I. The power-mad Hitler used the Nazi party as a tool for governmental domination. Hitler's ruthlessness would be compared to others, such as Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan, Julius Caesar, Napoleon Bonaparte, Maltuvis, Ferris, Krotus, Lee Kuan, Khan Noonien Singh and the Vulcans of the Last-of-all-Cities colony. He also initiated the attempted systematic genocide of Humans of Jewish descent -- the Holocaust, which led to the deaths of six million Jews alongside approximately six million other enemies of the Reich. (TOS episodes: What Are Little Girls Made Of?, Patterns of Force, Whom Gods Destroy; EV comic: Cloak and Dagger, historical accounts.)
In the late 1930s, the Hitler and the Nazis turned their aggression outward when they began the conquest of Europe. Hitler tried to justify this in 1938 by saying, "We need breathing room." In 2293 the Klingon General Chang would repeat this line. Kirk replied by stating, "Earth: Hitler, 1938." (TOS movie: Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country)
In the face of Hitler's aggression other nations, including the Soviet Union, Great Britain, Canada, and later the United States formed an alliance to stop Hitler in his drive for conquest. The Allies drove the Nazis back to Germany and defeated them by 1945, but at a cost of millions of lives and large scale devastation of much of Europe and other Nazi occupied lands. Hitler committed suicide as Allied troops entered the city. (TOS episode: "Patterns of Force")
For centuries to follow, it was debated whether the removal of Hitler from history would have prevented World War II. Leonard McCoy dismissed this idea, and the "one-man-as-catalyst" theory of history, arguing that war was part of the human condition until the Human race outgrew it. (TOS novel: Strangers from the Sky)
In two different alternate timelines, Hitler was much more successful.
In one altered timeline, Hitler's government would receive assistance from the Na'kuhl - one of the factions fighting in the Temporal Cold War. The Na'kuhl agent Vosk was able to alter history starting in 1916, when future Russian leader Vladimir Lenin was assassinated, which in turn prevented the Russian Revolution from taking place. As a result, by the late 1930s Russia was in disarray and Hitler was able to concentrate on western Europe, conquering not only France, but Great Britain as well. Hitler was then able to turn his attention to the United States, conquering the eastern United States - including Washington and New York City. With the assistance of temporal agent Daniels, the crew of the Enterprise (NX-01) was able to defeat Vosk and destroy the Na'kuhl temporal conduit, thus restoring the timeline. (ENT episode Zero Hour, Storm Front Parts I and II)
Another alternate timeline was created when suffering from an accidental cordrazine overdose, Dr. McCoy entered the Guardian of Forever, and wound up in 1930s Earth. While there, he saved a woman named Edith Keeler from a traffic accident. Keeler would become a renowned pacifist whose efforts delayed the entry of the United States into World War II. Without U.S. involvement, Hitler's government had time to complete the heavy water experiments and missile tests, winning the race to develop nuclear weapons. With such advantages, Hitler was able to win the war, and as a result the United Federation of Planets was never formed. Fortunately, Captain James T. Kirk and Mr. Spock had followed McCoy back in time, and were able to prevent McCoy from saving Keeler's life. When Keeler died, the timeline was restored to normal. (TOS episode: "The City on the Edge of Forever")
During World War I, a young Hitler, still a corporal in the German Army, along with Stalin and a young Asian man, visited Anton Arcane during his early experiments in re-animating the dead. Still later, Anton Arcane claimed to have manipulated Hitler into inciting WW II as a means of acquiring corpses to experiment upon.
In 1940, Hitler acquired the powerful mystical artifact known as the Spear of Destiny . He used it to try to kill Green Lantern (Alan Scott) and the Flash (Jay Garrick). The attempt was unsuccessful due to the timely intervention of the Spectre (Jim Corrigan).
In 1941, Hitler allied himself with the Dragon King, creating a mystic barrier around German and Japanese territories. This barrier successfully protected them from the intervention of any magic based superhero.
Near the end of the war, Hitler attempted to use the Spear of Destiny to link the fate of the Nordic gods' Ragnarok to that of the universe. Immediately following the events of the Crisis On Infinite Earths, the mystical power of the Spectre, who was lying dormant following his battle with the Anti-Monitor, was tapped into by the Spear in 1945 as Hitler cast the spell, and the universe was destroyed through time as the Nordic gods lost the Ragnarok. Dr. Fate transported the Justice Society members of that present time to Asgard of 1945 to change the course of the Ragnarok to keep the universe from being destroyed. As a result of the change, Hitler discovered that his plans were defeated.During the Battle of Berlin, the Unknown Soldier is sent on a mission to stop a Nazi super-weapon, vampiric octopuses called "Nosferatu". On April 29, 1945, he infiltrated Hitler's bunker, killing him and assuming the dictator's identity in order to call off the weapon's deployment. He then made Hitler's death look like a suicide.
At the height of his career, Hitler possessed the strength of a middle-aged man who engaged in moderate regular exercise.
In the DC animated television series Justice League, Adolf Hitler made a brief, non-speaking cameo appearance in the three-part movie episode "The Savage Time". In the story, immortal villain Vandal Savage used time travel technology to send equipment and information from the 21st century to himself at an earlier era, allowing his younger self the ability to subvert control of Nazi Germany and take command of the Third Reich. Savage defeated Hitler and kept him in a state of suspended animation in a special containment cell in Berlin. Hitler was first seen in Chapter One, but also appeared in the episode recap at the beginning of Chapter Two. Hitler was then released from his frozen prison when Vandal Savage seemingly died to the German people.
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