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Captain Nazi (JSA / Captain Marvel enemy) (DC Comics)

Captain Nazi

(Modern era)


Power Level:
Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

Captain Nazi (spoiler – he’s a villain) is one of the traditional enemies of Captain Marvel (Billy Batson). Since there have been many versions/eras of Captain Marvel, there have been a number of versions/reboots of Captain Nazi. This profile includes an explanation about these eras.

Writeups.org has a full coverage of those versions from the 1940s to 2010s, namely:

  1. Captain Nazi (1940s version)
  2. Captain Nazi (1970s version)
  3. Captain Nazi (1980s version)
  4. The version in this here profile. He appears in 1995 and we cover everything up to and including 2010.

It is best to read those in order, since the profiles make comparisons to previous versions of Captain Nazi to compare and contrast them.


Background

  • Real Name: Albrecht Krieger
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed
  • Known Relatives: Unnamed parents (Both deceased), Wolf Krieger (Brother), Katrina Krieger (aka Madame Libertine, Grand-niece)
  • Group Affiliation: Field leader of the Fourth Reich : member of the Society. Likely a leader among the Aryan Alliance prison gang. Operative for the Third Reich during World War Two.
  • Base Of Operations: Formerly Fawcett City, later mobile (mostly via Society safe houses)
  • Height: 6’3” Weight: 225 lbs.
  • Eyes: Blue Hair: Blond


Powers and Abilities

Captain Nazi possesses superhuman strength, durability, speed and agility. Though he’s undeniably very powerful, he’s clearly not as good as the alpha-class superhumans he tends to ends up fighting.

His strength is immense, but falls just short of being sufficient to reliably hurt Captain Marvel. His durability is great, but it’s just enough to take a few full-power blows from Marvel even if Nazi determinedly soldiers on. His speed and combat efficiency are superhuman, but clearly outclassed by Wonder Woman’s. Etc.

However, for opponents who are not at the level of these top dogs, Nazi is a serious problem. For instance he’s strong enough to smash a bank vault open with a few minutes of pounding. He could spit out small items with enough force to seriously wound or kill a man at close range.

In the 2000s, with a better Hero Points  total, Captain Nazi could meet small teams of JSA members in battle by himself. He won fights against redoubtable opponents such as Hawkman. He thus occupies a power level that is unusual – very powerful across the board, but not quite alpha-class.

Other capabilities

Our game stats assume that Captain Nazi’s durability includes a minor regenerative aspect. This helps account for how quickly he recovered the use of his eyes. However this is not clearly demonstrated. It’s an hypothetical.

Krieger claimed that he was the very incarnation of Nazi ideology – a sort of avatar – and could no die as long as those ideas had supporters. Though some commentators assume that he was making a statement of fact, this just seems to be a grandiose boast (hint – don’t trust Nazis).

Captain Nazi in flight

In a 2010 appearance, Captain Nazi spots Wildcat (Ted Grant) I hiding in shadows and smugly mentions having enhanced senses. The panel implies he probably heard Wildcat breath. No such power was ever mentioned before, and no previous incident leads one to suspect that he has any enhanced senses.

Our game stats assume that he spotted Wildcat in the old-fashioned way and made a deceptive, self-aggrandising boast. But there *could* be something.

Captain Nazi has connections among various American neo-Nazi terrorists, prison gangs, militias, etc. Some of the most determined call him “the White man’s real Superman” and have conducted terrorist actions to demand his liberation after he was arrested.

Part of the Superman comparison is because Captain Nazi can fly. Unless with previous takes on the character this is intrinsic – he doesn’t need an inhaler to use this power.

A nazipothesis

One *unsubstantiated* hypothesis is that Captain Nazi heals and then becomes stronger after being nearly killed or getting grievously wounded. That would explain :

  • why he seems stronger now than during the war
  • his boast of being indestructible and the incarnation of Nazism
  • why he mentions super-senses after his eyes recover from apparent destruction
  • one quick mention by Wonder Woman that Nazi was stronger than before
  • etc.

This is however *completely unsupported* by the material. Nothing like that is ever mentioned in any source. But it would explain all discrepancies in one clean sweep.


Who moved my big red cheese ?

Though Captain Marvel was a very popular character back in the 1940s, the later publication of Captain Marvel stories was chaotic. This was caused both by legal issues and failures to recapture the favour of the public.

During the 1980s, DC Comics owned the rights of the character. They tried to reintroduce him as a major hero in the DC Universe in the wake of the Crisis on Infinite Earth. The first attempt didn’t work, but a new take 10 years later was more successful.

Each of these attempts included a Captain Nazi. But the take on the character was different in each case as writers attempted to modernise and develop the villain. Writeups.org treats these takes as different characters – an unified profile would be a complete mess.

However, there is a vague degree of continuity between them. For more details, see these entries for Captain Nazi as interpreted in the 1940s, 1970s and 1980s.

The version that appears in 1995 — profiled here — is the most successful one. This take of the character has far more appearances, and is much better defined than all previous interpretations of Captain Nazi. It was also much less tied to the Marvels, clashing with many different heroes and villains.


History

Albrecht Krieger was born in Germany (or rather the Second Reich, under Kaiser Wilhelm II), in the early 1910s. His childhood was miserable. His mother was a prostitute, and his father was her pimp. Herr Krieger was a violent, moody man. He ended up killing his own wife over a bag of stolen groceries. He also beat Albrecht and his little brother Wolf every day.

How Krieger became Captain Nazi is unchronicled. It presumably resembled the chain of events in the character’s previous incarnations. Krieger mentioned that Hitler had personally mentored him and given him his code name, but nothing else is known.

Captain Nazi vs. Captain Marvel

It is unlikely that Albrecht’s pimp father was also a scientist inventing miracle food. The 1980s version of Captain Nazi was enhanced by something called Formula X, developed in a lab in Bavaria, so it is possible that something very much like it was used to enhance Krieger. Perhaps his brother Wolf, who seemed to be good with technology, played a role.

Captain Nazi clashed with various American heroes during the war, and in particular Bulletman.

Flight of the Führer

In 1945, Captain Nazi and other fanatical servants of Hitler had their back to the wall. Captain Nazi was part of one of the Reich’s Hail Mary plans. The idea was to clandestinely ship key Nazi officers to America to lay low and rebuild their power.

Captain Nazi was to personally oversee the transfer of Adolf Hitler, who was placed in a suspended animation capsule. His orders were to then place himself in suspended animation using a similar capsule. Nazi would be awakened when the Führer would come back.

A flailing attempt to determine whether Allied intelligence knew about the transfer led Krieger to the conclusion that the plan was no longer secret. He had to alter it. Captain Nazi sunk the freighter that was carrying the capsules, leaving the one with Adolf Hitler hidden in the wreck.

Krieger then conspicuously left with his own capsule. He gambled that the Allies wouldn’t search the wreck and assume that Nazi had already taken the most important cargo with him.

Nazi then used the capsule to place himself in suspended animation on American soil. He presumably had made contact with his brother Wolf to make sure that the capsule would be monitored for as long as necessary. The first thing Nazi intended to do upon awakening was to fly to the wreck and recover Hitler’s hidden suspended animation capsule.

Captain Nazi dives underwater to recover Adolf Hitler

(These events are curious, since it is well established that in the DC Universe the Führer was killed by the Unknown Soldier, who then arranged for the death to look like a suicide. Given the haphazard nature of the suspended animation capsules plot, it is likely that it was just meant as a diversion.
One hypothesis is that the ‘Hitler’ in the capsule was a body double placed there to send the Allies on a wild goose chase.
In this hypothesis, to maintain verisimilitude, Krieger was not told that the man in the capsule was not actually Hitler. Of course, this would make the end result ironic — with Hitler being killed by the Unknown Soldier before the real plan could be executed, and Captain Nazi ending up being the one who survived.)

Keep on rockin’ in the free world

For half a century, Albrecht’s brother Wolf cared for his animation capsule. He had emigrated to the USA – possibly as part of Operation Paperclip . He founded a family there, living as an ordinary German American despite his secret.

The capsule got increasingly worn and leaky, but Wolf Krieger faithfully maintained it. Wolf had children, then grand-children. At least one of the latter, Katrina Krieger, was indoctrinated as a Nazi and given powers as Madame Libertine. She helped her grandfather by stealing supplies for her grand-uncle’s capsule.

In 1995, Albrecht emerged from suspended animation. The capsule had generally worked, and Captain Nazi had not aged. However he was sick, feverish and somewhat confused and hyper. Refusing to rest and go through a medical checkup, Nazi wanted to immediately leap into action.

His brother that there wasn’t any money left to start building a power base. As a result, the coughing and sweating Captain Nazi decided to go and rob some bank. He ran into Captain Marvel almost immediately, and their flying duel took them over Fawcett City’s bay, where Captain Marvel stunned Nazi.

Two fishermen in a rowboat saved Nazi from drowning, not realising who he was. The raging Captain Nazi killed the older fisherman, Jacob Freeman, and hurled Jacob’s grandson Freddy away.

Freddy Freeman and Theo Adams

Captain Marvel saved Freddy twice. Once over the bay, and once a short while later when Nazi, incensed by the young Freeman being described as a courageous victim by the media, came to murder him in his hospital room.

The increasingly sick Nazi was defeated by Captain Marvel and Mary Marvel, who then narrowly saved Freddy Freeman a third time by turning him into Captain Marvel, Jr.. Captain Nazi was placed under special restraints and treated for his sickness. It turned out to be a flu strain to which he had no immunity since he was from the past.

However, thanks to the help of mute convict Theo Adams, Captain Nazi soon escaped from the hospital he was held at. He then summarily dropped Adams to his death. Captain Marvel, Jr., who had just learned of his grandfather’s death, saved Adams and attacked Krieger.

Captain Nazi managed to get rid of Freeman, then resumed his mission. Now that he was healthier, he remembered about Hitler’s suspended animation capsule.

Krieger recovered the capsule underwater and opened it on a nearby beach. But to his shock he only found an uniformed skeleton inside. The distraught Captain Nazi was apprehended by all three Marvels without much resistance. His grand-niece Katrina attempted to free him, but was also arrested.

The prisoner

Nazi was kept restrained at a STAR Labs facility until the law could sort things out. It was eventually determined that he would first be tried for his WWII crimes in Poland. When he discovered where Krieger was held, Captain Marvel, Jr. became irrational and kidnapped him. However, Freeman came to realise that he had no idea of what he wanted to do with the bound Nazi.

Krieger managed to escape from his bonds. For a time it was unclear whether Junior would kill Nazi or the other way around. Nazi was eventually sedated by aged, retired hero the Minuteman and returned to jail.

Captain Nazi and his Fourth Reich operatives

While imprisoned, Krieger predictably became associated with an White supremacist gang called the Aryan Alliance. It is unclear whether he joined it, started it or took over it.

Krieger was briefly busted out of prison by Klarion… bum bum bum… the witch boy ! Klarion was playing a prank by turning adult heroes and villains into children, and vice versa. Looking to be about 13, Krieger was taken out by the Marvels and imprisoned again.

Jokerized

This time Nazi was sent to the Slabs prison for metahumans  and other very high-risks prisoners, where the de-ageing spell ran out.

Like most Slabs inmate, Nazi was detained securely until the Joker triggered a catastrophic prison riot. In the midst of utter chaos, the Joker engineered the exposure of most inmates to a variant of his Joker gas. This made them all look Joker-like and behave in an erratic, insanely violent way.

Captain Nazi, now green-haired, alabaster-skinned and sporting a contorted grin, led a gang of a dozen “jokerised” superhuman inmates in an attack on Pennsylvania. The First Marine Regiment was flown in, and was issued man-portable energy cannons and other anti-superhuman weaponry.

After heavy fighting in Dresher, the marines forced most villains to surrender. Captain Nazi was rendered unconscious. While the Joker’s venom was toxic, most persons exposed to it, including Krieger, were saved by medical teams and recovered their health and sanity.

The great Society

Krieger was next spotted as one of the agents of the Society.&emsp:The Society was an enormous organisation of superhuman and/or costumed criminals assembled by an impostor passing himself as Lex Luthor. It is possible that the Society busted Nazi out of prison and asked for him joining in return.

Nazi also fought Wonder Woman at least once during this general time frame, though this encounter is undocumented.

Captain Nazi and the Hyena

Captain Nazi was one of the Society agents deployed to hunt down and capture the so-called Secret Six, a small group of skilled villains assembled by the real Lex Luthor to oppose the impostor. He also assisted the Crime Doctor, another Society member, in conducting lengthy torture sessions to have the Secret Six spit out their secrets.

One of the Six, Catman, escaped and took Captain Nazi by surprise. Though Catman was much less powerful than Nazi, he made him furious by insulting Hitler.&emspCatman then leveraged his opponent’s surprise and anger to stab two handfuls of drugs-filled needles into Krieger’s eyeballs, which weren’t as invulnerable as the rest of his body.

(A colourist’s error made some subsequent scenes confusing. The Captain Nazi’s uniform hues were used when colouring a villain looking like the wartime Nazi strongman Ubermensch, who has a broadly similar costume.
This gave the impression that Nazi was working in the field with other Society agents, whereas he was actually being operated on to save his life after Catman’s vicious attack).

Blind but not down

Thanks to his superhuman robustness, Nazi survived the ordeal. However he lost his sight for months, and had to be fitted with cybernetic goggles by Society doctors. Though he was diminished, Captain Nazi continued to serve as a field agent to the Society.

When Gotham’s crimelord Black Mask required Society heavyweights to kill the murderous vigilante the Red Hood. Nazi was teamed up with the Hyena and Count Vertigo. The villainous trio nearly killed the Hood, but Batman intervened.

The Hood ended up jamming a powerful stun gun into Nazi’s cybernetic goggles. He directly electrocuted the villain’s nervous system and felling him. The Red Hood assumed that he had killed Captain Nazi, but Krieger could not be slain so easily.

In fact, Krieger soon recovered the use of his eyes, and ditched the goggles. He made a deal with the Luthor impostor, who told him he would give him the means to create an army with powers similar to Nazi’s. In exchange, Krieger flew to the country of Khandaq, Black Adam’s kingdom.

Krieger’s mission was to create as much disruption as possible. The goal was to prevent Black Adam from allying with the Society’s enemies.

Nazi reportedly freed many of the prisoners in the Khandaqi jails. He then engaged Black Adam in personal combat, trying to choke him to death while spouting racist insults. Black Adam eventually prevailed, thanks to his greater durability. Captain Nazi survived the conflict in an unrevealed manner.

Perhaps an enemy of Black Adam that Captain Nazi had freed from prison attacked and distracted Adam, allowing Nazi to crawl away before the monarch of Khandaq could finish him off.

The Fourth Reich

Though the Society went through some difficult times, Krieger struck two important deals in 2006. The first — made with the Luthor inpostor — was actually honoured. Scientists started working on enhancing persons to have powers comparable to Captain Nazi’s. Howbeit, more time was needed before concrete results could be seen.

Captain Nazi and Fourth Reich agents

The second deal was with Vandal Savage. With his support Captain Nazi assembled a fighting force of superhuman neo-Nazis, including some previously unknown agents. Savage, whom Nazi usually referred to as “our benefactor”, had Krieger and his team hunting down and massacre descendants of various patriotically-themed American super-heroes.

One mission parameter was to target the women and children. The goal was to support a long-term plan by Savage to extinguish these bloodlines.

The then-current Mister America (patterned after the wartime one) and his relatives were killed off, as were the Westons (Minuteman and his family), the Heywoods (Commander Steel’s descendants) and General Glory. Though the JSA did its best to put an end to the slaughter there were a few survivors. The Fourth Reich was largely successful, leaving numerous innocents dead.

Stormtroopers of strength

The JSA did manage to save the original Liberty Belle (Libby Lawrence) and Stripesy (Pat Dugan). A JSA team then succeeded in taking Krieger down. Captain Nazi was imprisoned, though neo-Nazi terrorists agitated for his liberation and even attempt to take hostages to obtain it.

Captain Nazi escaped later, under unrevealed circumstances. At this point, the Society had replicated to some extent the Captain Nazi enhancements. A small army of enhanced agents could be fielded.

This new resource allowed the Society to purge some minor, unreliable and undocumented operatives from its ranks. Captain Nazi handled these purges personally, apparently with some of his new stormtroopers.

(This bit was presumably a reference by the writers to the Night Of Long Knives .)

When these new troops were one hundred strong, Nazi ordered this company to take over Themyscira. Following a war, the island had been left deserted by divine order. Only the former Queen Hippolyte was known to be present there.

The Society had learned about this. It saw an unique opportunity to get itself an excellent base of operations. Since the values of the Amazons were very much the opposite of Nazism, Nazi also saw an opportunity to destroy their culture, and ordered his stormtroopers to kill every living thing (including animals) and burn the rest.

This scorched earth assault didn’t work. Not only did the Nazis seriously underestimate the might of Hippolyte, her daughter Diana managed to reach the island despite the divine edict, bringing shock troops from Gorilla City with her.

Still, the stormtroopers managed to kill roughly a third of the super-gorillas, gun down a number of valued steeds (such as Pegasus-like winged horses) and severely wound Hippolyte. Before they were forced to surrender and retreat with heavy casualties, they also freed four dangerous Amazon criminals — Alkyone and her Circle.

Lest darkness fall

In 2010, a greatly expanded Fourth Reich superteam struck against the Justice Society. This assault was deadly, and Green Lantern (Alan Scott) died to a tailored booby trap before it even begun. Though the JSA regained the upper hand, they were then felled by the Darkness Engine, a super-weapon that nullified superhuman abilities.

The Fourth Reich used this master weapon to establish a power suppression field over the entire Earth. This killed many superhumans on the spot. After they took over America and turned it into a Nazi state, there was a long campaign to conquer other countries.

It involved both military campaigns and the careful manipulation of the Darkness Engine. The latter made it possible to field Captain Nazi and his Fourth Reich, with their full powers, against conventional troops. Eventually, the entire planet fell to a new world order in black, white and red.

Captain Nazi as seen in JSA

Thanks to the extraordinary willpower and scientific knowledge of Mister Terrific, however, a time travel trick made it possible to communicate with the past. This was done from the height of the Nazi order, 20 years in the future. This allowed Mister Terrific to warn his past self.

Thus, when Captain Nazi and his killers launched their assault against the JSA in 2010, they found their opponents mysteriously forewarned of everything that was going to happen. They fell into a perfect ambush. They were all quickly vanquished and arrested, and the Darkness Engine was neutralised by freeing the person powering it — Green Lantern’s son Obsidian.

Possible subsequent sightings

It is *possible* that Captain Nazi was at some later point examined by the Global Peace Agency as a potential recruit. It is difficult to establish what was going on, whether this person was Captain Nazi, what was his time or dimension of origin, whether it was a simulacra or an actual individual, whether he was being considered for recruitment or just there as part of the recruitment of somebody else, etc.

In the Kingdom Come continuity, which seems to pretty much be the future of the DCU nowadays, a man who seemed to be Captain Nazi was glimpsed during a superhuman fight.


Description

Captain Nazi was stated to be in his early 30s. He seems to have aged by a few years since he emerged from suspended animation.

He has a tendency to exclaim and curse in German — nothing complicated, just basic, cliché German phrases and mild curse words — which is presumably a clue that he has a Hollywood Nazi Accent. Throw a “vas ?!”, a “schnell”, a “auf wiedersehen”, a “Fraulein” and the like from time to time.

Plus of course one or two “ach !”.

In the 2000s, these clichés gave way to Krieger making the occasional remark in actual German (imagine that !), leading to a less caricatural character.

Captain Nazi with the black uniform as seen in Wonder Woman

His uniform changed from the gaudy green one to something clearly patterned after the infamous Schutzstaffel (SS) black uniform. This took place in 2007, as the Fourth Reich was being assembled. In 2010, Nazi returns to a variant of the traditional uniform, though in a darker green and a little less gaudy.


Personality

Captain Nazi sees himself as the champion of a superior Aryan race, personally mentored by Hitler. As such he’s out to impose a new world order — a new Reich — on a decadent, liberal, mongrelised world.

He’s primarily a conqueror and a terrorist, but needs to make a lot of alliances and manoeuvres to build his power base. He thus might be found conducting ordinary criminal schemes to accrue favours and/or money for his master plan.

Nazi’s main drives are contemptuous hatred and the certainty that he’s racially worthier than all non-Aryans, whom he views as near-animals. His hatred makes him a casual killer. Murdering a random passerby just because he can and to let off steam on some unworthy specimen is the sort of thing Captain Nazi does.

Captain Nazi is thankless and merciless — he’s a fanatic. He’s also quite smug.

Krieger all but literally worships Adolf Hitler. He mentions him somewhat often. Nazi will boast about how Hitler told him this or entrusted him with that, gave him his code name, was a great man and a genius, and so on. He’s very sensitive about his master, and insulting Hitler, defacing something associated with him, etc. will trigger an immediate fit of murderous rage.

Generally, Captain Nazi has received very little character development (except under Gail Simone’s pen, of course). He’s… well, he’s a Nazi.


Quotes

“I will not take orders from a girl ! My brother says we need money to finance our plan — I will *get* that money !”

“I have faced the likes of Minute-Man, Spy Smasher and Bulletman in the past, Marvel… they were soldiers, who would kill for their cause, but you — you are but a glorified policeman !”

“Adolf Hitler gave me my mission — and my name !”

“Do you want the truth, [Black] Adam ? I begged for this assignment [to kill you]. I love breaking the neck of a dark man. And you can’t drop me, Arab. I’ll never let go.”

(Alluding to his Nazi stormtroopers) “What can be made once can be made a thousand times, young woman. A hundred thousand.”

“Imagine a world of people like me, American — for it will be the end of people like you.”


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Captain Nazi

Dex: 09 Str: 15 Bod: 14 Motivation: Power
Int: 05 Wil: 05 Min: 05 Occupation: Would-be conqueror
Inf: 06 Aur: 05 Spi: 05 Resources {or Wealth}: 007
Init: 022 HP: 060

Powers:
Flight: 11, Regeneration: 02

Bonuses and Limitations:
Regeneration only to regrow destroyed organs

Skills:
Charisma (Interrogation): 06, Military science (Field command): 05, Weaponry (Firearms): 08

Advantages:
Language (German), Lightning Reflexes

Connections:
Underworld (Low), Aryan Alliance prison gang (Low), Fourth Reich (High), Vandal Savage (Low), American Supremacist Party (Low), Society (Low)

Drawbacks:
SIA toward Bigotry

Equipment:
Pistol [BODY 04, Projectile weapon: 04, Ammo: 08, R#02]. A vintage 9mm semi-automatic, which can be useful from time to time even for a superhumanly strong fighter. The art is unclear, but odds are that it’s either a Luger P08 or a Walther P38.


His struggle

During much of his career, Captain Nazi had about 30 HPs. He e was undeniably powerful, but was generally unsuccessful in his endeavour and eventually developed a reputation as something of a loser. He bottoms out after Catman takes out his eyes — for some months after that he had but 20 HPs.

As he recovers his eyesight, however, Captain Nazi becomes significantly more dangerous. When he fights Black Adam, he performs reasonably well and survives the battle. Presumably his cruising speed is about 40 HPs at that point.

After he strikes a deal with Vandal Savage and becomes the field leader of the Fourth Reich, he’s even more dangerous and has the HPs total listed in the stats block above.


War, it ain’t nothin’ but a heartbreaker

During a WWII flashback, Captain Nazi doesn’t seem to be quite as powerful as his modern stats indicate. He’s stronger and tougher than Bulletman, but not crushingly so. Furthermore, there are hints that Nazi and Bulletman clashed often during the war and were bitter enemies.

A case can thus be made that Krieger had lower stats during that time. This is especially true since we know that he also fought the likes of Minute Man and Spy Smasher. However, we do not currently have estimates for the stats of the version of Bulletman that is now in-continuity for World War II to base guesses upon.


Electric eyes

After Catman’s gruesome attack, Captain Nazi had to be fitted with cybernetic goggles to restore his sight. Those were an imperfect solution, though.

The goggles could only see in black and white (a Minor Physical Restriction). All OVs for actions that required eyesight were increased by 2 CSes, which severely lowered Nazi’s combat accuracy and perceptiveness.

The Red Hood also demonstrated that hitting the goggles with high voltage resulted in a direct attack to Nazi’s nerves and brain. The goggles were physically wired to his wounded eyes.

On the other hand, while he was forced to rely on the goggles, Nazi was considered to have artificial perceptions. This made him immune to some effects such as Count Vertigo’s powers.

Nazi only wore the goggles for a brief period, recovering his eyesight in an impossibly short time.


Society Stormtroopers

No specific name is given for the members of this unit. But since they serve the Society, are patterned after Nazi shock troops and wear buckles with the wartime Schutzstaffel (SS) insignia, we’ll call them the Society Stormtroopers.

These troops are enhanced using a treatment similar to the one used to turn Captain Nazi into a superhuman. Though they boasted that it made them just as strong as Captain Nazi or Wonder Woman, this is obviously not true. The recreated process is a watered down one, and they presumably thought that Wonder Woman had the strength of a normal Amazon fighter.

Their level of strength and durability is unclear – the scores below are a wild guess.

These troops were first seen in 2008. Though their first documented campaign was a debacle they could certainly be assembled again. There was about a company’s worth of enhanced troopers — nearly a hundred persons — but they took heavy casualties during the battle, probably in the vicinity of 60%.

Captain Nazi's soldiers invade Wonder Woman's home

While they proudly pattern themselves as modern-day SS, the discipline of the stormtroopers is less than ideal. One of them eventually cracked and admitted that they “weren’t real soldiers”.

Given the contacts and support Krieger enjoys in neo-Nazi circles, it seems likely that these troops were drawn from Nazi militias and activists throughout the English-speaking world. These guys were then given basic paramilitary training.

The stormtroopers are surprisingly well gender-integrated (in marked contrast with the historical Nazis, who had very different opinions about the proper place of women). They’re all Caucasians, obvs.

Though most are fanatical, a few did not seem to be complete barbarians. They balked at orders to murder helpless animals and burn libraries holding irreplaceable knowledge.

It is possible that Krierger’s grand-niece Katrina was an officer among the Society Stormtrooper (see the Madame Libertine profile).

Here are possible, tentative stats for a generic trooper. The stormtroopers were also equipped with vehicles (such as flying speeder bikes, high-tech compact tanks, etc.) but little was seen of those except for a generally futuristic design.

Dex: 04 Str: 07 Bod: 06 Motivation: Nazi
Int: 02 Wil: 02 Min: 02 Occupation: Stormtrooper
Inf: 02 Aur: 02 Spi: 02 Resources {or Wealth}: 002
Init: 008 HP: 005

Skills:
Vehicles (Land): 02, Weaponry (Infantry weapons): 03

Advantages:
Rank (private)

Equipment:

  • BODY ARMOUR [BODY 07, Radio coms: 07, Skin armour: 01, Drawback: Real armour, Limitation: Skin armour only vs. blades and bullets]
  • Large advanced assault rifle [BODY 04, Projectile weapons: 08, Ammo: 10, Telescopic vision: 01, Rec. STR 04, R#03, Advantage : Autofire] w/4 extra magazines. These rifles are quite bulky but are not very long, and seem to essentially be a machinegun compacted in half the length but with the full weight and recoil – which is a perfectly fine shortcut when your soldiers are superhumanly strong. While the stormtroopers are not very accurate, this weapon was deadly when one lucked out and rolled high.
  • Advanced grenades (x4) [BODY 02, EV (Area of Effect 0 APs) 08, R#3, Grenade Drawback]
  • Advanced handgun [BODY 05, Projectile weapon: 06, Range: 04, Ammo: 10, Rec. STR 04, R#03, Limitation: Projectile weapon has No Range, use the listed Range instead] with one extra magazine. A heavy handgun, which I’d assume was chambered for 5.56mm rifle rounds. Most stormtroopers having poor fire discipline, they will find themselves out of ammo for their rifle sooner than advisable and will have to use the pistol. In an extended battle that goes poorly some will even be reduced to use their pistol as a club if they can’t reach a vehicle carrying extra mags.

By Sébastien Andrivet

Source of Character: DC Universe

Helper(s): Darci, Chris Cottingham

Writeup completed on the 1st of January, 2011.

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