Characters » Stroheim Rudolf von
spoilerHe returns later as a cyborg to assist in the fight against Kars, by whom he is sliced to pieces. He later returns again with a squad of Nazis to aid Joseph when an army of vampires tries to attack him. Later, when Joseph takes a plane to try and send Kars into a volcano, he saves him by jumping out of the cockpit, breaking his legs as a direct result. He dies in 1943 on the front-line during the Battle of Stalingrad. From his first appearance to the end of the series he changes from antagonist to deuteragonist and, while described as ruthless and slightly sadistic he lacks the mark of "total evil" which usually brands Nazis in Western popular culture (a reflection of the different cultural perception of Nazism in Japan).
His design is said to have influenced the Capcom character Guile, though Dire from Part 1 also looks similar.