Popular culture takes pot-shots at Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler, Nazi dictator and responsible for igniting World War Two, remains to this day one of the most hated figures in the world.

Popular culture has tapped into this common feeling towards the world’s most hated dictator.

Fiction story telling in books, articles and comic books, movies, TV and the internet have all portrayed Adolf Hitler as the worst villain in history, and sometimes story tellers have used the opportunity to get their own revenge.

Here are a few examples of where popular culture has immortalized the end of Hitler and sentenced him to the villain’s hall of fame:

Bionic Hitler

Bionic Commando Nintendo game has the army is trying to resurrect Adolf Hitler. Nathan “Rad” Spencer stops him escaping and gruesomely blows him up.

Ninja Turtles

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures portrays Raphael punches Hitler back in time at the end of World War Two and the Ninja Turtles persuading him to shoot himself.


Downfall’s internet treatment has shown Hitler shouting at his closest circle confidantes in a meme and condemning his soul to eternal torment for all time.

Dragonball Z

Dragon Ball Z has Hitler and his undead soldiers come back to life. They are soon defeated by a pair of children.

Daffy Duck

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Looney Tunes has Daffy Duck hitting Hitler on the head with a mallet. Hitler gives a loud yelp.


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Deadpool comic has Hitler time-travelling, aiming to use it to kill Nick Fury. But the superheroes pull together to stop Hitler coming back to life.


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Superman not only had a storyline slapping Hitler, he also encounters clones of Hitler in an alternate future.

Wolfenstein 3D

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Wolfenstein 3D video game shows a well-armed Hitler with robotic armour and chain guns, but he is an easy target with the player being armed with a chain gun of their own.

Inglorious Basterds

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Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Basterds sees Hitler shot in a theater over and over again, meanwhile a fire rages burning the place down.

Doctor Who

Adolf Hitler

Doctor Who saves Hitler’s life, but when he realises gives him a punch and locks him in a cupboard.

Captain America

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Captain America punches Adolf Hitler in the face.

Itchy & Scratchy

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Itchy & Scratchy start with hitting Hitler with a mallet, but the violent pair go on to take a board with nails, a wrench, and an axe to cut of Hitler’s head.

Ian Harvey

Ian Harvey is one of the authors writing for WAR HISTORY ONLINE