With regards to Ayn Rand her philosophy was pretty much much Marxism turned on its head. Something that becomes obvious when you consider the fact that she grew up during the Russian Revolution.

To make her fit into this world it would be important to take a close look at the context and content of Buetalism and then invert that, taking that in mind this would make Mad!Rand an ultra-statist (with some caveats) so honestly she would feel right at home in the court of Viktor.
 
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Only one problem with this: She’s Jewish.

Well shit, I honestly forgot that. Putting aside the fact that this TL has some pretty big precedence for that sort of hypocrisy my suggestion is now a bit silly.

Maybe:

She escapes from a Siberian concentration camp and ends up in Metropolis?

Using that whole 'traumatic childhood makes her champion the opposite of -insert offending ideology here-'. Perhaps she becomes the latest herald of Buetalism, it would be a bit dull to just make another Manifest Destiny drone.
 
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Worffan101

Gone Fishin'
Another thing you could do with Madness!Heydrich, @Napoleon53 , is have him show up later, in the '30s and '40s, and eventually try to off Oswald with Nixon when Oswald becomes too insane to manipulate safely, but he and Nixon have different units and command structures under them and Nixon hates his guts, so it turns into a three-way clusterfrakas of a coup attempt, and the nukes get broken out.
 
I'm the only one don't want a nuke ending, that happened twice in the original, leave napo surprise us here...

Waiting the baseball update...would be insane here
 
"On my first day in the Custer Youth Brigades, my future was spread out before me. I saw the insane ramblings of our AFC preacher-lunatic, and I knew that I wanted to take his place. Because even though it is insane, even though every bit of this nation's crazy 'faith' and mindless hatred of anything and everything foreign is completely detached from reality on every level, a man of vision can use that madness, that mindless hate, and can manipulate the brainwashed idiot sheep that populate this Union into granting him supreme power. I will be that man. These cattle will follow their master into the slaughterhouse and believe themselves heroes, and all I must do is sacrifice a million 'Inferiors' on the altar of their mad hate.

"It will be trivially easy, for a man with the will to do what is necessary to gain supreme power."

Hendrick says all this to himself as a giant parade walks by. "IT'S A GOOD DAY 2 DIE, WHEN U KNOW DAE REASONS Y." *hyseterical snakehandling*

Seriously I'm contemplating making him a full blown major character now. Maybe if he's born in 1900 he ends up being one of the last Union Army drummer boys during the Great World War. That would scar or warp any child for life.
 

Worffan101

Gone Fishin'
Hendrick says all this to himself as a giant parade walks by. "IT'S A GOOD DAY 2 DIE, WHEN U KNOW DAE REASONS Y." *hyseterical snakehandling*

Seriously I'm contemplating making him a full blown major character now. Maybe if he's born in 1900 he ends up being one of the last Union Army drummer boys during the Great World War. That would scar or warp any child for life.
No, don't give him a Freudian Excuse or anything like that, that would cheapen his evil. He should be essentially the same person as OTL, a complete sociopath who understands humanity just enough to manipulate people. Keep in mind that OTL he had a nice upper-class upbringing, a stable home, all that...and he grew up to be a monster so sickening that reading his private notes turned his brother, a diehard SS goon, into a quiet resistor who smuggled Jews out of Nazi Germany with fake passports. This is a guy who simply does not give a flying fuck about anything other than his own power.

He was basically born to be put into the Madnessverse.
 
Well shit, I honestly forgot that. Putting aside the fact that this TL has some pretty big precedence for that sort of hypocrisy my suggestion is now a bit silly.

Maybe:

She escapes from a Siberian concentration camp and ends up in Metropolis?

Using that whole 'traumatic childhood makes her champion the opposite of -insert offending ideology here-'. Perhaps she becomes the latest herald of Buetalism, it would be a bit dull to just make another Manifest Destiny drone.
My idea had her going to Europa and becoming a Woman who advocates for a kind of religous Socialism ran of course by a benovlent monarch and the Free Market subsumed by the Kingdom. Just for the irony.
 
No, don't give him a Freudian Excuse or anything like that, that would cheapen his evil. He should be essentially the same person as OTL, a complete sociopath who understands humanity just enough to manipulate people. Keep in mind that OTL he had a nice upper-class upbringing, a stable home, all that...and he grew up to be a monster so sickening that reading his private notes turned his brother, a diehard SS goon, into a quiet resistor who smuggled Jews out of Nazi Germany with fake passports. This is a guy who simply does not give a flying fuck about anything other than his own power.

He was basically born to be put into the Madnessverse.
A "Freudian Excuse" is still better than just plainly making Hendrick into some sort of a Cartoony Disney villain that has zero backstory whatsoever and lacks any real motivation for his actions other than "the story demands it". There is no legit excuse for what such man did, but we cannot simply leave him without any sort of background at all or a "turning point" when he crossed the event horizon. After all, character development, and nobody likes a character who is evil just because we NEED him to be. Don't try to force Napoleon53 to abandon a "what could have been" concept out of personal spite, Worf. I for one DON'T tolerate any sort of the common clichés.
 
A "Freudian Excuse" is still better than just plainly making Hendrick into some sort of a Cartoony Disney villain that has zero backstory whatsoever and lacks any real motivation for his actions other than "the story demands it". There is no legit excuse for what such man did, but we cannot simply leave him without any sort of background at all or a "turning point" when he crossed the event horizon. After all, character development, and nobody likes a character who is evil just because we NEED him to be. Don't try to force Napoleon53 to abandon a "what could have been" concept out of personal spite, Worf. I for one DON'T tolerate any sort of the common clichés.
I mean can you call it a cliche when that is literally what happened OTL though? Some people don't have a tragic backstory or any turning point moment in their life. Some people are honestly just born evil and you just don't know it until they get the chance to show it.
 
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Worffan101

Gone Fishin'
A "Freudian Excuse" is still better than just plainly making Hendrick into some sort of a Cartoony Disney villain that has zero backstory whatsoever and lacks any real motivation for his actions other than "the story demands it". There is no legit excuse for what such man did, but we cannot simply leave him without any sort of background at all or a "turning point" when he crossed the event horizon. After all, character development, and nobody likes a character who is evil just because we NEED him to be. Don't try to force Napoleon53 to abandon a "what could have been" concept out of personal spite, Worf. I for one DON'T tolerate any sort of the common clichés.
Dude, Reinhard Heydrich literally had no reason for what he did other than an in-grown lust for power. His entire life story is one long string of "does not value other humans" and "really, really hates losing". The man was an ice-cold sociopath whose fatal flaw was overweening hubris.
 
Dude, Reinhard Heydrich literally had no reason for what he did other than an in-grown lust for power. His entire life story is one long string of "does not value other humans" and "really, really hates losing". The man was an ice-cold sociopath whose fatal flaw was overweening hubris.
Yeah the man was just a psychopath and to add any thing to "humanize" why he did what he did just takes away from how evil the man was.
 
Dude, Reinhard Heydrich literally had no reason for what he did other than an in-grown lust for power. His entire life story is one long string of "does not value other humans" and "really, really hates losing". The man was an ice-cold sociopath whose fatal flaw was overweening hubris.
Shitler too was a powerhungry sociopath who wanted to reach for the stars at any cost, yet he did have a biography (He even had a entire movie researching his origins for god's sake) that clearly charts and explains how and why he got into politics in the first place, how his nature manifested since his early years, how he manipulated his fellow troops in WW1,mand of course, the failed Beer Hall Putsch and him writin the ramblings within his prison cell. While Hendrich here? He just seems like a typical overblown mother of all clichés with absolutely zero depth and just simply seeks too cartoony. A kind of self insert, if you will. Only there for the "edge factor", nothing more, nothing less. Too artificial and no memorability.

Heck, he may even appear for just one single scene, then dissapear without a trace, and nobody will even bat an eye. Sorry Worf, but no matter how you spin it, it's still a cartoonish caricature and is only there to serve as some sort of a weird mix between a placeholder and a background decoration. Like the emotionless and robotic club leaders in Yandere Simulator. No functions, no story, nothing. Only there to allow the player to press a few buttons and join said club.

Hendrich (Assuming we go with your "Ultra-orthodox" and puritan literalist "no deviation from OTL history" idea) in this case would too be merely nothing more than a pinata, only there to satisfy the "edge junkies" while serving no meaningful purpose to the story and having no organic origin or real "cause" for what caused the final descent into madness. And before you go "B-But he WAS like this IRL actually", NEWSFLASH, Butterfly effects are a thing ITTL, its the ENTIRE POINT of alternative timelines.
 
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Heydrich does have stuff to humanize him that don't involve a tragic backstory(the closest he got to that IOTL was being kicked out of the Kriegsmarine). He loved his wife by all accounts, for example, and he was insecure about his appearance.
 
Heydrich does have stuff to humanize him that don't involve a tragic backstory(the closest he got to that IOTL was being kicked out of the Kriegsmarine). He loved his wife by all accounts, for example, and he was insecure about his appearance.
Besides, this timeline's CORE DESIGN is founded on the concept of making stuff 100x worse than IOTL, so even if we weren't supposed to "humanize" Heydrich/Hendrich, having him witness the most savage and primal of human condition whilr he is nothing than a pipsqueak brat is the perfect recipe to the Goulash of Grimdark, wouldn't cha say?
 
What I was thinking is maybe during the Great War Hendrick is a CYB-provided drummer boy for the army. During some advance or something everyone in his unit or whatever is retreating or dead. He grabs a rifle and single-handedly takes an enemy trench as just a 12 year-old. He brings back like *insert Sergeant York number* of prisoners. He'd literally be a hybrid of Sergeant York, Audie Murphy, and Johnny Shiloh. He can still be a manipulative basketcase, but it's during the celebrations and propaganda posters after that that he begins to see his path laid before him. He'd literally be the Gerber Baby for Union extremism from that point on, a symbol of the "Anglo-Saxon Teutonic Strong Man" single handed capture of an entire enemy unit.
 
What I was thinking is maybe during the Great War Hendrick is a CYB-provided drummer boy for the army. During some advance or something everyone in his unit or whatever is retreating or dead. He grabs a rifle and single-handedly takes an enemy trench as just a 12 year-old. He brings back like *insert Sergeant York number* of prisoners. He'd literally be a hybrid of Sergeant York, Audie Murphy, and Johnny Shiloh. He can still be a manipulative basketcase, but it's during the celebrations and propaganda posters after that that he begins to see his path laid before him. He'd literally be the Gerber Baby for Union extremism from that point on, a symbol of the "Anglo-Saxon Teutonic Strong Man" single handed capture of an entire enemy unit.
Audie Murphy.... OH HELL NO YOU AREN'T GONNA CORRUPT HIM WITH MADNESS-ITIS, MONSIEUR! Mon dieu....
(Just kidding of course, but Audie won't be madness-ified for now, will he?... I guess he will. Like everyone else in the end, heheheheh.... Valar Morghulis.)
 

Worffan101

Gone Fishin'
What I was thinking is maybe during the Great War Hendrick is a CYB-provided drummer boy for the army. During some advance or something everyone in his unit or whatever is retreating or dead. He grabs a rifle and single-handedly takes an enemy trench as just a 12 year-old. He brings back like *insert Sergeant York number* of prisoners. He'd literally be a hybrid of Sergeant York, Audie Murphy, and Johnny Shiloh. He can still be a manipulative basketcase, but it's during the celebrations and propaganda posters after that that he begins to see his path laid before him. He'd literally be the Gerber Baby for Union extremism from that point on, a symbol of the "Anglo-Saxon Teutonic Strong Man" single handed capture of an entire enemy unit.
Why that? Why not just have the guy be a manipulative bastard with a massive ego?

Otherwise he's too much like Custer (raving bigot with genuine courage and skill).
 
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