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Oberführer Michael Rademaker is a minor antagonist and enemy in Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus. Rademaker was one of the Übercommander's who was stationed on Venus and assassinated by B.J. Blazkowicz.

BiographyEdit

Before 1961Edit

During the war Rademaker became known for being responsible for the destruction of the Gondor bridge in 1946. In 1952 he along with Daniel Eckstein commanded the offensive that ended resistance to Nazi occupation in Tennessee.

Assassination Edit

By July-August 1961 Rademaker, under the command of Irene Engel, had become one of the Übercommanders, the most influential senior officers in the American Territories.

Rademaker, was the new commander of the Venus base after the the previous one was removed, after an attack by an actor, who also stole the ODIN codes. When it seemed that the Venus base was vulnerable to infiltration, as shown with, B.J.'s attack, and along with Ludwig Kassmeyer's death. Rademaker, had his forces make a sweep to improve the defenses within the base, while he observed in the safety of a control room. He also was well aware that if he did not make any improvements from his predecessor's work, he would most likely be executed.

However, despite the checks, B.J. successfully assassinated him via the use of his battle walker, in the attempts to reduce the Nazi leadership in America.

In the Freedom ChroniclesEdit

Rademaker does not appear as a character in Curtis Everton's books. In The Adventures of Gunslinger Joe it is noted that in 1959 he worked with Roderick Metze to organise a bombing campaign that flushed out the resistance in Springfield, allowing the capture of sixteen fighters, some of whom were taken to Research Station Omega. However as the events of the story and the character of Metze only exist as works of fiction within the Wolfenstein setting, it is unlikely that these events occurred as described, if at all.

TriviaEdit

  • Rademaker is one of the few Übercommanders whose face is visible.
  • If the player tries to kill Rademaker with a Hatchet it will take three hits to kill him.

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