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Adolf Hitler was the real-world and infamous German politician who ran the Nazi party and later became the Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945. During that time he was the major instigator in the eruption of WWII during which he slaughtered millions of innocents among his enemies and own people. The character in 'Shin Devilman' takes some liberties to his character.


In the Shin story he was a young man in his early twenties/late teens with a tall thin figure and neat combed hair.


In the story Adolf was an antisocial and arrogant young man, he was however very generous and refused to take advantage of people. He had a somewhat uneasy relationship with his mentor Harnisch and was infatuated with the beauty Stephanie, whom he had courted briefly before she married a soldier.


Adolf is encountered by Akira and Ryo during their time-travel trip to Germany, they follow Harnisch back to his studio believing that the man had recently been in contact with a demon. They look around the studio, finding a recently finished picture of Stephanie before deciding to leave.

Later Adolf and Harnisch travel to a large mansion in the Vienna woodlands, belonging to the banker Schultz. It is revealed that Adolf was to sell his painting of Stephanie to Schultz. When they arrive and exchange the money Adolf realizes they had been paid too much, and he rushes back to return the excess payment, much to the bemused annoyance of Harnisch. On his return, he is shocked to discover Schultz destroying the painting and even more shocked to see that Stephanie was crying in the corner, Schultz having kidnapped her after her husband had died in a foreign war. Adolf steps in but Schultz turns around and reveals his true form as the fire serpent demon Ardnas, accidentally engulfing Stephanie in his flames as he does so. Ardnas taunts him before Akira, who had been watching the situation, comes in promptly kills the demon with little effort, after which both he and Ryo disappear back into the timestream. 

Engulfed in shock, Adolf begins to walk home, horrified at what had happened. Harnisch finds him and asks what had happened, only to get rebuffed and scorned by Adolf who swore to exterminate every last Jewish person he could. Thus Adolf would lead on to become to leader of the Nazi party and commit many atrocities across World War II.


  • There are unsurprisingly several inaccuracies in the story, the primary being the fact that while he wanted to be an artist, in real life he could not draw people or faces and was only ever good at landscape and scenery pictures.