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William J. Blazkowicz is the name of main protagonist characters of Wolfenstein Series in all its various canonical timelines/alternate universes. It is also the names of several of his descendents in the original classic/prime/iD universe.
According to Tom Hall, and John Romero, the original William Blazkowicz was the grandfather of Commander Keen, and ancestor of Doom Guy (B.J. Blazkowicz (Doom)/Doom Slayer). But this timeline is a seperate timeline to William Blazkowicz from the MachineGames reboot who has a different history (but has had crossover universe encounter with his descendant: "Doomguy" in Quake Champions).
William is the main protagonist of the Wolfenstein series, with the exception of Castle Wolfenstein, Beyond Castle Wolfenstein, and Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory. The former whose name is never given (never stated to be B.J., the latter is MP game with unnamed soldiers with seperate classes). He is an American soldier and agent known for his many exploits against the Nazi war machine in Europe in every iteration of the series.
- 1 Characters
- 2 Background
- 3 Appearance
- 4 Placing of Events
- 5 Original series
- 6 RTCW series
- 7 The New Order series (MachineGames) series
- 8 Wolfenstein RPG (ID Universe)
- 9 Military Rankings
- 10 Personality & Traits
- 11 Quotes
- 12 Trivia
- 13 Video
- 14 References
- Allied Soldier (Muse series)
- William J. Blazkowicz (Classic)
- William J. Blazkowicz (Wolf2) (Wolfenstein 2/Wolfenstein (2009))
- William J. Blazkowicz (MachineGames) ("Terror Billy")
- William J. Blazkowicz II (Billy Blaze/Commander Keen)
- William J. Blazkowicz III (Commander Keen Mobile)
- William J. Blazkowicz (Doom) (Doom/Doom Slayer/Doom Guy/DM 1-5/IV?)
- B.J. Blazkowicz (Quake Champions)
There are essentially two or three main timelines/continuities/canons for the Wolfenstein series. That which the war ends more or less in 1945 (much like in actual history), and leads to the Commander Keen games (and Doom in the far future), and the other which is an alternate universe where the Nazis won the war after the Allies lost D-Day. The split doesn't just take place at the point where the two wars diverge and who won the war, but also even going as far as altering William's pre-war backstory, his childhood and family, and location of his birth. The third possible timeline is covered in Wolfenstein 2009, while it more or less follows directly after RTCW, it is set in a universe where the Kreisau Circle lasted longer than it did in history; D-Day landings haven't occurred, but B.J. is more or less similar to his RTCW/Tides of Darkness persona. Spear of Destiny and RTCW are also part of that timeline's history but as events that occurred before Wolfenstein.
Wolfenstein 3D & RTCW has him characterized born in August 15, 1911 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (the various actors who portray him have essentially west coast Hollywood/California accents). He is wise cracking smart aleck adventurer described by the developers of The New Order as "a Nathan Drake-type of character." In the original series he is described as the Allied bad boy of espionage, and terminal action seeker. The allies most durable WWII spy. He is skeptically minded about the occult, and his beliefs rest solely in the power of lead - hocus pocus is for fairy tales.
Whereas Machine Games series reboot reimagined B.J's characterization, giving him a good-ol’ boys Southern background (more down to earth), the background has him having been born August 11 (retconning his birthdate), having grown up near Forney Lake, Texas, last living in Mesquite, Texas, and he is notably a Texan. He enjoys a good summer barbecue. This change of character appears to be an Easter Egg in itself as a nod to the original founding location of ID Software.
Not heavily discussed in the games: He was originally intended to be full Polish (originally of two polish immigrants), although there has been some speculation that he was of Jewish descent. Some of the earlier developers have admitted originally he was only intended to be Polish, but there has been some discussion even among the producers that he is also Jewish, and that his mother was Jewish, and his father was Polish. This has had very little influence in earlier games stories, but was supported in the reboot series from MachineGames.
In The New Order, there is a suggestion that B.J. knows portions of the Hebrew alphabet when he finds Nazi documentation about Da'at Yichud, although this could be simply Latin script. However, his heritage is not ever stated specifically in the game, other than that he is "American" and from Texas. Also, during the game, J, implies that Blazkowicz is a 'white' American, and not Jewish, as he states that B.J.'s kind were the first to turn on the Blacks and Jews, when the Nazis took over. The developers at MachineGames refused to confirm if he was Jewish or not, and chose leave his background vague, to allow the players to 'interpret' for themselves. In The New Colossus it is confirmed that his mother was Jewish, but his father appears to been born America of Polish descent (rather than an immigrant, Billy's grandfather was an immigrant however).
No matter if he is of Polish descent or of mixed-ancestry his backstory has evolved over time (in every reboot series).
According to iD Software at the time when Wolfenstein 2009 was in development, Wolfenstein was said to take place after RTCW, which took place after Wolfenstein 3D. This was reflected in the Wolfenstein animated graphics novels made to promote the game, which showed a continuous timeline with the order Spear of Destiny - Return to Castle Wolfenstein - Wolfenstein 3D and finally Wolfenstein (or SoD, Wolf 3-D, RTCW, and then Wolfenstein 2009), but the games themselves do not acknowledge much of this; other than part 4 ties directly into the introduction of the 2009 game explaining how B.J. boarded the Tirpitz, how he got the uniform and medallion, where the intro in the game begins. In the game, Anton Kriege mentions the Spear of Destiny after learning about Blazkowick's past with the OSA. The graphic novels contain numerous compressed events which differ from the original games.
However some sources in particular those who worked on RTCW and Tides of War material switch the order and put RTCW before Wolfenstein 3D.
In the MachineGames reboot, an Easter egg in The New Order suggests a similar situation (Nightmare)), in which Wolfenstein 3D is part of his past. There is also 'artwork' of his Eisenfaust escape from Castle Wolfenstein. When Gamespot asked if Mecha-Hitler would be in Wolfenstein: The New Order, they were told that B.J. had already defeated him in Wolfenstein 3D (but that he was still possibly alive). It was suggested to them that events of Wolf 3-D were still canon. This may have been hinted at in the Nightmare, that B.J. is able to have in the Kreissau HQ, and the series of nightmares leading up to Hans Grosse "first" (or second) defeat in The Old Blood. The newspaper article within The Old Blood; Wolfenstein Assassin Faces Execution, also is a reference to the earlier encounter/assassination attempt between B.J. and Hitler in Wolfenstein 3D.
Very little of Wolfenstein (2009) was utilized as part of plot of Wolfenstein: The New Order. "...we asked him if the last Activision Wolfenstein game had any baring on their version to which he replied, "No it does not. We try not to include that game as part of our story. Personally, I think that Activision did a crap job." In fact the designers claimed to be more of a fan of the original game in the series instead Wolfenstein 3D.
Wolfenstein RPG while mostly light-hearted and humorous in itself (due to censorship), is set in the iD Universe timeline which incorporates most of the id Software products in one universe. Wolfenstein RPG also serves as prequel to the Doom series (including Doom, Doom II, Doom 3 & Doom RPG games). The ID universe timeline combines elements of both the RTCW and original timeline, Commander Keen, and general Doom series, and Quake mixed together.
In the Commander Keen / Doom timeline, William Joseph Blazkowicz was born in the United States (possibly in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) on August 15, 1911, the son of two Polish immigrants. He was a top OSA agent and Captain during World War II. He was relatively muscular in appearance standing 6 ft 3 in (191 cm) in height and weighing 245 pounds (111 kg). William was called "B.J." by his friends. B.J.'s exploits in the Wolfenstein series centers on his missions to thwart the Nazi war machine by foiling its special projects and assassinating key members. He was deployed at least 14 different times behind enemy lines, culminating in an operation that marked an end to the War. These deeds, earned him the Medal of Honor. After the War, he got married to movie star Julia Marie Peterson at age 40, and had a son. His grandson is William Joseph Blazkowicz II who came to be known as Commander Keen.
Note: most of the backstory and after war history of B.J. has only a biography section in the Spear of Destiny strategy guide and in 'lore/trivia' sections in later games but never been referenced directly in any of the games in the series. Only the Nocturnal Missions in the MS-DOS version of Wolf 3D, mentions after events of those missions he went onto marry a movie star, but contextually seems to place the marriage before Hitler's defeat and the end of the war. The details going as far as tying him to Commander Keen originated out of the Spear of Destiny guide, but never fully utilized in the games themselves. It does get a reference in the RTCW manual (as "Lore"), and Wolfenstein 3D Classic states specifically in the extras trivia menu that B.J. is Commander Keen's grandfather, "KEEPING IT IN THE FAMILY: BJ is Commander Keen's grandfather."
Blazkowicz's appearance changes slightly with each game he appeared in, though the generally consistent description of him is that of a large, muscular man with blonde/brownish-red hair, chiseled square jaw and blue eyes. B. J. is often depicted to be shirtless, exposing his impressive musculature.
As far as his visual appearance goes, B.J. in The New Order is designed to look closer to how he was in Wolfenstein 3D & Spear of Destiny (light blonde/red/brown hair, and massive build). Whereas B.J. in the RPG is designed to look more like he did in RTCW, and in particular Wolfentein 2009 (dark brown hair and leather jacket). In New Collosus his hair is described as being "light red brown", and in The Deep comic, he is described as a 'blonde/blue eyed fella'.
Placing of Events
There are roughly 3-4 seperate canon continuities in the Wolfenstien series (which counts up to roughly 12 main games total). The first is the original series from Muse, then the more well known series by iD started with Wolfenstein 3D/Spear of Destiny/Mission Packs, then followed RTCW (which attempted to be a prequel/sequel/interquel to the series), Wolf2 (2009) split the timeline again (setting itself after the 'war' and a new resurgence of Nazis after Hitler's death, but was more or less a continuation from RTCW, with idea Hitler died back Wolfenstein 3D). But this timeline also deviated from history in other ways as well such as Normandy invasion never having happened (Normandy is covered in RTCW Multiplayer and discussed in Enemy Territory which tie into RTCW).
Then Wolfenstin 3D Classic which reimagined Wolfenstein 3D as a prequel to Wolf2 2009, and sequel to RTCW more or less.
Wolfenstien RPG which both tries to be a kind of prequel to RTCW and Wolfenstein 3D by merging the art styles of both (before B.J. became a Captain), but ties itself into the entire ID universe proper.
Finally iD stopped involvement with the series altogether, and Machine Games took over creating their own "Dark Alternate Future/alternate reality" for the series which reimagined and rebooted the series yet again. it only marginally semi-sequel to RTCW and Wolfenstein (2009) eschewing most of those games specific plot points, and changing their placement in the timeline, dropping all the super natural aspects. The Old Blood replaces and is a retelling RTCW events moving them into 1946, roughly two years after X-Labs incident (which themselves have been moved to 1944 from 1943), and Wolf 2 which is moved from 1945-1947ish is moved back to 1944 as well. Only a few characters were adapted from the two games and reimagined for hte series, sometimes rewriting elements of their backstories and relationships with Blazkowicz (whose own history and timeline had been heavily altered as well). In this timeline B.J. fought Mecha-Hitler but apparently lost, and was imprisoned, an attempted execution of him, and had to escape again.
Due to the fact that there have multiple versions of the Wolfenstein games, with alternate manuals, changes to backstories, or different cutscenes, or time placements: The placing of scenarios in regards to dating and time is unclear. With some sources implying that Spear of Destiny occurred just before Nocturnal Missions, or others which might suggest that they were years apart.
The Wolfenstein 3D Classic version for example implies that all events occurred during the month of February in 1945, although other sources suggest that some of the events could have occurred as early as 1940, or in 1942 (even placing the encounter with Hitler earlier in the timeline as early as 1942/43, as sort of a retelling of one of the many attempts on Hitler's life), some versions of the games even have B.J. attempting to take out Hitler twice or more (Original Encounter), and versions where the outcome to Hitler's battles were left unclear (one version where he was definitely killed, and other versions that might suggest he survived only to commit suicide later).
Wolfenstein 3D Classic (and to a lesser degree Tides of War's unlocked "second campaign" version before it) goes beyond simply being a port, but reimagines the game as part of the Activision rebooted series tieing him into the OSA, and also including artwork taken from or inspired by RTCW and its later sequel. The Wolfenstein Graphic novels suggest Hitler was believed to have been killed or at least defeated, and Heinrich I was resurrected to replace him. In The Old Blood it places the events of Wolfenstein 3D some point before 1946, but is not specific. It suggests Hitler survived his assassination, recovered, and suggests that accounts of his death and B.J.'s escape were vicious rumors, and that the Nazis recaptured and punished B.J. for the attempt.
- Wolfenstein 3D + Nocturnal Missions (aka 3rd Encounter): Ultimately tells the story of B.J.'s second battle with Adolf Hitler at the Reichs Bunker.
- Spear of Destiny (prequel to Wolf3D) & Mission packs
- Original Encounter/The Claw of Eisenfaust (prequel to Wolf3D in the Mac Family, aka "2nd Encounter" on Jaguar/Mac/3DO/Apple IIGS, based on the SNES version. Ultimately tells the story of of B.J.'s first battle with Adolf Hitler at Castle Wolfenstein. Note: The "Wolfenstein 2 (2009)" Graphic Novel shares similarities to this version.)
- Return to Castle Wolfenstein
- Cursed Sands (Tides of War/Opperation Ressurection)
- Wolfenstein 3D Classic (Tides of War "second campaign")
- Wolfenstein RPG
Note: Both RTCW and the 2009 game were treated as partial 'reboots' of the franchise (with Wolfenstein also being treated as taking place in a Parallel WWII history). Each reinterprets the series and its timeline in various ways see, Timeline.
Note: Spear of Destiny/Wolf 3D are referenced in Wolfenstein (2009). RTCW strategy guide also makes references to the previous games as previous events. Wolf 3D is included as a second campaign in the Tides of War edition of RTCW.
These games more or less keep B.J. as a wisecracking midwesterner (hometown Milwaukee), and an action-adventurer (with an Indiana Jones vibe).
His original backstory is only mentioned in passing in the manual for Return to Castle Wolfenstein as part of the "Wolfenstein Lore" originating from the hint books. No claim is made that this lore is actually true in the RtCW timeline, nor is it denied (however part of it including his birthdate is noted on his OSA id seen in the manual and in game's introduction).
It should be noted that the backstory has appeared previously in strategy guides as the official backstory of the character (such as the biography section "Who is B.J. Blazkowicz?" in the Wolfenstein and Spear of Destiny guides) for the classic games as well.
However, it has not necessarily been directly referenced as part of any of the early games (with a few exceptions): There is the reference to B.J. marrying an unnamed movie star at the end of the Nocturnal Missions campaign which is a reference to Julia Marie Peterson (however, that would change the dating of his marriage significantly from when it was said to be in the development backstory, unless its foreshadowing after Wolfenstein 3D). There is also the reference to B.J. telling his story to his grandkids, and a pun on "blaze": "Hey, if you make it, you'll have something to tell your grandkids about.... If you don't, at least you'll go out in a blaze of glory!" Which is a reference to Blaze family and Billy Blaze/Commander Keen.
The strategy guide for RTCW might suggest that this history is still 'part of RTCW's' history by placing the events of the older games in the same timeline, Operation Return to Castle Wolfenstein. However, Wolfenstein 3D Classic (which turns Wolf 3D into a tie-in to the RTCW games) makes the fact that BJ is Commander Keen's grandfather more explicit in the extras trivia menu as part of his history.
Cursed Sands (aka Tides of War/Operation Resurrection)
In 1943, days before his capture and escape from Castle Wolfenstien and the death of Agent One, B.J. is reassigned from his post in Libya, to work with Agent One in Egypt to spy on Helga von Bulow.
Tides of War places Return to Castle Wolfenstein as a 'first campaign' before B.J.'s 'second campaign', Wolfenstein 3D (similar to the later released Wolf 3D Classic).
Operation Resurrection (Return to Castle Wolfenstein)
Return to Castle Wolfenstein is set in 1943 (according to the strategy guide after the events of Wolfenstein 3D and Spear of Destiny, see Operation Return to Castle Wolfenstein).
Wolfenstein 3D Classic
OSA super agent B.J. Blazkowicz (age 33) must escape from Castle Wolfenstein and defeat the twisted Nazi regime! This game places the events after RTCW (similar to Tides of War).
B.J.'s backstory is rewritten to include him as a member of the OSA, and tie it into RTCW and the then upcoming Wolfenstein game. Artwork is a mix of RTCW and sprites modified to look somewhat closer to his appearance in Wolfenstein (2009) and RTCW (darker hair). The game gives the date for campaign ad February 1945, placing Hitler's defeat after 1943 (a change from the suggested order given in the RTCW strategy guide, but this would appear to be changed back by the later Graphic Novels). It would also seem to imply that Spear of Destiny takes place in 1945 as well (later Graphic Novels would seem to have moved it back to 1940 instead, however). There is no descriptive outcomes for the various boss enemies that B.J. encounters Wolfenstein 2009, leaving the various characters outcomes vague, though the "death/defeat" animations remain the same. The New Order and The Old Blood both make nods to a few events or details from these games.
The original backstory including ties to Commander Keen are mentioned a trivia section.
Tides of War also places Wolf 3D as BJs "second campaign" after RTCW' when it is unlocked playing the main campaign.
Project Nachtsonne/Project Ubermensch (Wolfenstein)
The exact dates when Wolfenstein takes place is not mentioned in the game, but dates found in the game include dated events as early as late September 1944 but as late as 1945. This game was marketed as a semi-reboot of the series and what-if, and alternate timeline story in as much as how it reinterpreted its use of the Kreisau Circle, and other details (although it took elements of previous games in the series).
In cut-scenes his English voice actor is Peter Jessop, who voiced Albert Wesker in the original Resident Evil. The M1911 pistol he occasionally used in Return to Castle Wolfenstein appears in the opening sequence on the Tirpitz, but is discarded there. For the rest of the game his signature weapon is an unupgraded MP 40. In the cover art, he is shown holding a Thompson, but the gun never appears in the game.
Return/Fourth Reich/Black Sun Storyline
Much like references in the Return to Castle Wolfenstein guides (see Operation Return to Castle Wolfenstein/Welcome Back, Soldier) placed the older games as prequels to RTCW, there is material that places the older games as 'prequels' to Wolfenstein (2009): Activision released a number of graphic novels, prologue trailers, and a special release of Wolfenstein 3D called the Classic edition which retconned (technically the guides for RTCW did this first) the Wolfenstein 3D and Spear of Destiny into the backstory for Wolfenstein (2009) as some of B.J.'s missions for the OSA. However, it should be noted the manual for Return to Castle Wolfenstein hinted at those games being part of the same 'universe' as well (although at the time RTCW seemed to suggest that it followed the original game bible timeline), and the game even utilized B.J. original date of birth in 1911.
Even within Wolfenstein 2009 are a number of references to the old games. Including a reference to OSA and B.J. being connected to the recovery of the Spear of Destiny, and that Germans have records of B.J. being tall and having blonde hair during some of his missions against them.
In addition the Graphic Novels 'reimagines' the series as a series of records kept by the Nazis (Fourth Reich), when placed in Chronological order put Spear of Destiny, RTCW, and Wolfenstein 3D as previous events in the series (the exact order of RTCW and Wolf 3D are less clear and might be interchangeable, with the 'death' of Hitler, being the reason why they were looking into resurrecting Heinrich to be the new leader of the Reich, and sticking closer to the RTCW strategy guide's order of events), then leading into the destruction of the SS Tirpitz just before the events of Wolfenstein 2009. It introduces a number of things including B.J.'s 'first' encounter with Hans Grosse (in the original timeline technically B.J. encountered Hans Grosse on several occasions). As a reimagining some artistic license is taken. The adaptation of Wolfenstein 3D actually strongly follows after the Mac Family versions of the game rather than the original version, so it fits more into the Original Encounter prequel to Wolfenstein 3D.
The New Order series (MachineGames) series
- Wolfenstein: The New Order
- Wolfenstein: The Old Blood
- Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
- Wolfenstein: Youngblood
Machine Games did not have much care for the 2009 game itself, but were more fans of the original Wolfenstein. Gamespot asked if Mecha-Hitler would be in Wolfenstein: The New Order, they were told that BJ had already defeated him Wolfenstein 3D (but that he was still possibly alive). It was suggested to them that events of Wolfenstein 3D were still canon (without the specific details of the original endings). This may have been hinted at in the Nightmare, that B.J. is able to have in the Kreissau HQ. This remains somewhat similar to the situation with the 2009 releases. The released Wolfenstein: The Old Blood has even more references to the old series (to those who understand them)
The Old Blood does indeed make references to events of Wolfenstein 3D, both the Escape from Castle Wolfenstein, and one of the earlier encounters between B.J. and Hans Grosse via fragmented nightmares, and also makes reference to B.J.'s assassination attempt on Adolf Hitler and possibly severely injuring the dictator. Forcing the dictator to claim he was ok, sometime later. Though elements of this may also make reference to the Original Encounter/Mac Family events as well (where the attempt took place at Castle Wolfenstein, though its unclear).
While there are references to the general plots of the games, the ending the games is obviously ignored. B.J. did not marry a movie star, the end of the war did not happen, and he did not become a hero after the war. He was not the father of the Blaze family line.
Wolfenstein RPG (ID Universe)
Wolfenstein RPG is part of an over-arching ID universe timeline that is included as part of the other Wolfenstein games, as well as Doom, Commander Keen, Quake, and other ID games. As confirmed in the Doom RPG website. So it is intended to be part of the same timeline and includes all the FPS Wolfenstein games up to RTCW, and possibly Wolfenstein. The timeline overlaps the classic timeline and assumes that the allies won at the end of the war, B.J. went back to Milwaukee and married a movie star, etc. In this timeline, he would have descendents leading to Commander Keen, and later the Doom Marines.
Therefore, while Wolfenstein 3D (and possibly Spear of Destiny) have been reinterpreted as part of the New Order/Old Blood timeline, it is unknown if a reinterpreted version of the RPG's events would fit into the alternate New Order/Old Blood universe (though there is a easter egg nod to Doom in The Old Blood, see Cacodemon), assuming B.J. survived after events New Order, and that any future descendents are born from Anya.
The mobile title, Wolfenstein RPG borrows many elements from both Original and Remake titles (Wolfenstein and RTCW/Wolfenstein and Doom I/II and Doom 3) and is part of the more comprehensive id Universe timeline. B.J. is suggested to be the same character, only this time he is not only solo super agent, but an OSA sergeant in charge of a team of rangers. During the war, he is sent, along with his team, to infiltrate Castle Wolfenstein and stop Nazi's Special Weapons and Paranormal Division's plan to win the war by any means possible, even using weapons of mass destruction. It is revealed in the end of game that Wolfenstein RPG is a prequel to the Doom RPG series (Doom RPG and Doom II RPG). There are also nods within the RPG series as a whole that future events such as Phobos invasion, and invasion of Earth may occur in the future (nods/homages to the Doom I and II respectively). The website for Doom RPG even admits that it is set in the same universe as Doom I, II, and 3.
The Operation (Wolfenstein RPG)
In the beginning of the operation, B.J.'s squad is captured by Nazis. He managed to escape, though, and starts his solo crusade against the 3rd Reich. On his way from prison tower to Castle Wolfenstein, he battles Nazi soldiers, troopers and officers, encounters mystically resurrected undead warriors whom later end up being under Nazi control, defeats monstrous Olaric (RPG), fights special female unit, Elite Guards, and their leader Marianna. On his way, B.J. is aided by his captured comrades, local civilians and a Spy whom he actually dislikes. Another notable character is a madman named Gunther who is willing to play a card game with B.J.. The Nazis are performing experiments with serums, which effects range from fear and anger to regeneration. When he arrives in Castle Wolfenstein, B.J. fights Super Soldiers, cybernetic warriors created by RPG's version of Dr. Schabbs. B.J. even fights the Spy in a personal hand-to-hand combat, defeating him and forcing the guy to run away. Eventually B.J. reveals that Paranormal Devision's plan is to summon Harbinger and use him to control undead and demonic beings. Harbinger is none other than Cyberdemon from Doom series. The Spy advises B.J. to find an artifact known as the Spear of Destiny in order to strike down the demon, and the artifact is soon found in the hands of Gunther the madman. The ultimate fight is fought against the demon, whom, upon defeated, promises to return one day (in Doom RPG).
Throughout his life as a soldier; Blazkowicz is known to have achieved several military rankings.
- E-3 Private First Class: The ranking listed on his OSA identity card in the manual.
- Sergeant: At one point, Blazkowicz was promoted to Sergeant during his time with the US Army Rangers in World War 2. This early on during his commanding commission and his agent status for the O.S.A. (as seen in Wolfenstein RPG)
- 2nd Lt. Listed on his old style US War Department ID Card (issued between Apr 16, 1941, 1942 or 1943. However, it might also say 3rd Lt.).
- Captain: By Wolfenstein 3D, B.J. is promoted to the ranking of Captain and remained that way to the end of World War 2. Even during his missions as an O.S.A agent, Blazkowicz was a captain and continued that way. Even during the events of Wolfenstein: The New Order, several people called Blazkowicz by his ranking.
Personality & Traits
Throughout the series, B.J. has always been portrayed as a fierce anti-fascist, American capitalist loving patriot, hating the Nazis in particular and what they do to others. In The New Colossus, it is shown that B.J.'s intense hatred of the Nazis stems from living under his abusive, racist father. Regardless of the circumstances, he lives to rid the world of them once and for all, as they're a constant threat to himself and his allies. He's a very loyal soldier, who doesn't rest until his job is done.
In addition, B.J. showed anyone (except Nazis) compassion, not looking at their nationality, ethnicity or entitlement. This is evident with Billie, J and Bombate. He also shows this to Sigrun Engel, who had a similar childhood. Despite her being a former Nazi, he shows her kindness and defends her from his allies, notably Grace Walker.
- In Wolfenstein: The New Order, B.J. spells out Da'at Yichud by using the original World War 2 style Phonetic Alphabet used by the Allies during that time, before it was replaced by the modern and more memorable NATO Phonetic Alphabet in 1956.
- Beginning in Wolfenstein: The New Order, B.J. hails from Mesquite, Texas (not far from Dallas), this may or may not be a reference to game programmer and co-founder of id Software: John Carmack who's also from Mesquite.
- Deathshead once bloated B.J. "won't get to see the swastika flying proudly over Washington D.C." in Wolfenstein. Ironically in Wolfenstein: The New Order B.J. is in vegetative state when Nazi conquers America.
- BJ's redesign for the events of the timeline that began in The New Order, bares remarkable resemblance to German Actor Til Schwieger, Schweiger is perhaps best known to Western Audiences for his role as Hugo Stiglitz, in the 2009 movie, Inglorious Basterds. Stiglitz a former enlisted man in the Wermacht, who brutally murdered several gestapo officers, before being recruited by the titular Basterds, in their mission of attrition against the Nazis.
- He is the only character so far to survive a decapitation. (Unless you count the cat-monkey). Although Adolf Hitler may or may not have depending on how much of Wolfenstein 3D's events are relevant to MachineGames timeline.
- "you reprise the role of the Doom Marine made famous in the groundbreaking id Software titles Doom, Doom II, and Doom 3."http://web.archive.org/web/20060104031037/http://www.doomrpg.com/n.x/Doom%20RPG/Home
- The iOS release retroactively applies the title of OSA Agent to his background story, a reference adapted from RTCW & Wolfenstein (2009).
- 'Wolfenstein: The New Order' Homepage, Section: Cast
- B.J. Blazkowicz in The Art Of Wolfenstein.
- RTCW Manual, pg 12: "Wolfenstein Lore: According to original Wolfenstein 3D Hint Book, Captain William Joseph Blazkowicz was born August 15, 1911 to Polish immigrants. He married after WWII to Julie Marie Peterson. There son Arthur Kenneth Blazkowicz became a television talk show host in Milwakee and later changed his last name to Blaze."
|Organisation||Nazi Germany · United Kingdom · United States · Office of Secret Actions|
|OSA||Frank Webley · Murphy · B.J. Blazkowicz · Higgs · Jack Stone · OSA Director|
|Kreisau Circle||Karl Villigut · Kessler · Kreisau circle agent|
|Nazi||Helga von Bulow · Marianna Blavatsky · Wilhelm "Deathshead" Strasse · Heinrich Himmler · General von Shurber · Zee · Professor Zemph|
|Allies||BJ Blazkowicz · The Director · Jack Straw|
|Kreisau Circle||Anton Kriege · Caroline Becker · Erik Engle · Stefan Kriege · Agents|
|Golden Dawn||Leonid Alexandrov · Sergei Kovlov|
|Nazis||Hans Grosse · Richter · Viktor Zetta · Wilhelm Strasse · Wolfgang Statz · Max Greiner · Kroner|
|Organization||101st Airborne Division · Da'at Yichud · MAPE · Neumond · Kreisau Circle · United States Army · SS Special Projects Division · Office of Secret Actions · Pflaumen · Parachute Regiment|
|Resistance||BJ Blazkowicz · Anya Oliwa · Caroline Becker · Fergus Reid · Prendergast · Private Wyatt · Tekla · J · Klaus Kreutz· Max Hass · Bobby Bram · Set Roth · Bombate ·|
|Nazis||Wilhelm Strasse · Irene Engel · Hans "Bubi" Winkle · Friedrich Keller · The Knife · Anton Krieger · Wolfgang|
|Others||Blondie · Gates · Benson|
|Organization||101st Airborne Division · United States Army · SS Paranormal Division · SS Special Projects Division · Office of Secret Actions|
|Resistance||BJ Blazkowicz · Annette Krause · Pippa Shepherd · Fergus Reid · Ludwig Kessler · Richard Wesley · Katrin · Markus · Village Drunkard|
|Nazis||Rudi Jäger · Helga Von Schabbs · Emmerich Schreiner ·|
|Other||Otto I · Eadgyth · Konrad · Siegbald Berger|
|Organization||American Resistance · Black Revolutionary Front · Laserflop · Klasse Spielzeug · Kreisau Circle · Ku Klux Klan · Neumond · Scorpions|
|Resistance||B.J. Blazkowicz · Anya Oliwa · Caroline Becker · Fergus Reid · Private Wyatt · Max Hass · Bobby Bram · Set Roth · Bombate · Super Spesh · Sigrun Engel · Grace Walker · Horton Boone · Mary Sue 'Professor' Ellington · Paris Jack|
|Nazis||Adolf Hitler · Anselm Decker · Irene Engel · Gruber · Helene Winter · Peter Trumbauer|
|Other||Jimmy Carver · Juna · Rip Blazkowicz · Sabine Vogel · Zofia Blazkowicz · Shoshana|
|Organization||French Resistance · Fourth Reich · United States Army · Maquis · FBI · SS Special Projects Division|
|Global Resistance||Jessica and Sophia Blazkowicz · B.J. Blazkowicz · Anya Oliwa · Grace Walker · Abby Walker|
|Nazis||Messer · Lothar Brandt · Julie Brandt · Winkler|
|Other||Billy Blaze · Max Hass · Set Roth|