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"Say no more. Nazi death weapon built by Nazis, run by Nazis and about to be covered in dead Nazis."
―Captain Wilkins at the end of Volume 2's cutscene.[src]

Gerald "Jerry" Wilkins or "Captain Wilkins" was a renowned hero and captain in the United States Army. He became a resistance fighter after the Nazi occupation of the US. He traveled to Nazi-controlled Alaska to dismantle Operation Black Sun.[1] He is an old-fashioned soldier with little enthusiasm toward technology.

Biography[]

"Back in the 30s, I was forced to enlist in the Army. Training was hell, but there was one thing that kept me going...My sweetheart, Henrietta."
―Wilkins recalling his past in Volume 2.[src]

Born around the 1907 in his hometown Manhattan, Gerald Wilkins was forced to enlist in the United States Army in 1939. Despite brutal training, Wilkins was motivated by his sweetheart and lover Henrietta, whom he hoped to return to marry when the war ended. However, he would never see her again.

During the war, he befriended Clive Cross who would later become his second-in-command, forming the Scorpions after D-Day. Captain Wilkins saw America's loss against the German Empire in 1948, who bombed his hometown.

Stranded abroad, Wilkins and the Scorpions made it their goal to kill as many Nazis as they could, gaining infamy among the Reich as the "Butzemann" (Boogeyman). Eventually, most of his band of fighters were killed. The only surviving Scorpion left, Wilkins soon received a message to head to Alaska to stop a mysterious project called the Black Sun. Stealing a U-Boat and some equipment within, he heads back to American territory for the first time in 20 years.

The Amazing Deeds of Captain Wilkins[]

"After 20 years, I was back in America. I had a mission. It was time to show these Nazis there's still fight left in this old dog."
―Wilkins' monologue in Volume 1.[src]

Wilkins infiltrated the Nazi base in Anchorage, collecting classified information on a project called the Sonnengewehr and eventually being ambushed and held at gunpoint by Nazi soldiers. He is saved by his second-in-command Clive Cross and a mysterious girl called Ginny Williams who informs him that General Wolfgang Schwarz is throwing a party for the firing of the Sun Gun on another base in Kodiak Island.

The three infiltrate the Nazi base with Wilkins and Cross prepare to destroy the Kodiak base's primary artillery guns by turning their smaller guns on them. The captain has a rough time with Ginny as he states her father should have taught her manners when speaking to a superior. After destroying the first gun, Wilkins asks Ginny where Cross is as she states she hasn't heard from him, asking Wilkins to check up on Cross. Gerald dismisses her and tells her that Cross sticks in the shadows as he wants to kill the Nazis head on, leading to Ginny to end the conversation with him stating she hangs up on him.

Reaching to the second supergun, Clive reveals himself to be a Nazi spy and sends soldiers to kill him, with no success. Ginny tells him that Cross intends to fire the second artillery gun at her, to which he responds by sabotaging the shell to be loaded into the gun. The shell destroys the second artillery piece, incapacitating Cross and allowing Wilkins to kill him.

Ready and stating he always ready to kill Nazis, Ginny argues with him and tells him that she's his daughter by Henrietta. She tells him to be safe as he makes his way to Schwarz's personal U-Boat.

Wilkins tears his way through the U-Boat before making his way to the General, who threatens to fire the Sonnengewehr at Alaska unless he drops his gun. When Wilkins does so, Schwarz gloats that he would have fired the gun anyway, only to find that the Sun Gun does not actually fire on his command thanks to Ginny preemptively sabotaging the local satellite dishes. Wilkins kills Schwarz and reunites with Ginny, who asks him if he is ready for another mission with the Sun Gun still in orbit.

Personality[]

"Is everything about killing with you?"
―Ginny via radio to Wilkins.[src]

Captain Wilkins showed great enthusiasm in killing Nazis, much to the disapproval of his daughter Ginny. His one goal is to kill as many Nazis as he can before dying on the battlefield, this changes once he learns that has a daughter and encouraged him to live on. Gerald also shows little enthusiasm in technology, stating he doesn't know how it works, to Ginny's enjoyment. An noticeable example is the radio gear, telling the specter (Ginny) to get out of his head, and wore them in the water, thinking they would protect his ears.

Abilities[]

"Fit nicely. These boots were made for walkin'. And killin'."
―Wilkins on the boots.[src]
  • Kampfwanderer: a special mechanical actuator system in a boots stolen by Wilkins that similar to the Battle Walker in the ability to extend the leg of user.

Quotes[]

Main article: Gerald Wilkins/Quotes

Gallery[]

Trivia[]

  • His nickname is “The Butzemann” similar to BJ’s nickname “Terror-Billy” in that they are both names given to a legendary enemy of the Nazi regime
  • He uses a hatchet as his melee weapon with some takedown animations unique to him
  • He appears to have grey eyes, a very rare eye color
  • He appears to love cheeseburgers, stating this in the opening gameplay of Volume 1. In addition, Wilkins appears to love to pipe smoke, having one at the end of Volume 1.
  • Wilkins also wears glasses to read information, seen in Volume 1's cutscene.
  • Wilkins is similar to B.J. Blazkowicz himself from The New Colossus, as both are US Military veterans who hold the rank Captain, are in their old age, both have children, and kill Nazis with extreme brutality that earned them nicknames.
  • Wilkins' quote when he gets the Kampfwanderer "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'." is a reference to the 1966 song of the same name sing by Nancy Sinatra.

References[]

  1. Whitaker, Ron (July 28, 2017). Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Season Pass and Pre-order DLC Revealed. The Escapist. Retrieved on July 30, 2017
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