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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]

Captain Gerald "Jerry" 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.

BiographyEdit

"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 1900s-1920s in his hometown Manhattan, Gerald Wilkins was forced to enlist in the United States Army in the 1930s. Despite brutal training, Wilkins was motivated by his sweetheart and lover Henrietta, who he states made him feel important and needed. Gerald and Henrietta planed on marrying the day he got out of service, but it didn't happen and he never returned home because of the Second World War. Gerald never heard of Henrietta again and rose through the ranks of Captain, becoming a war hero. He befriended Clive Cross who would later become his second-in-command, forming the Scorpions after D-Day. Captain Wilkins saw America's lost against the German Empire in 1946, who bombed his hometown.

Stranded, Wilkins and the Scorpions made it their goal was to kill as many Nazis before entering the Promise Land. Some members died or went missing as Wilkins stayed to himself during the 1950s, hiding from the Nazis. Wilkins was sent a message to return to the United States and stop "Black Sun", an operation in a Nazi-controlled Alaska. Stealing a Nazi sub, he set to Alaska and collected a pair of Kampfwanderer inside the U-boat.

The Amazing Deeds of Captain WilkinsEdit

"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 traveled for twenty years to the Koadiak Island, Alaska to learn information on the Sonnengewehr. Wilkins infiltrates a Nazi base in Anchorage, collecting classified information and eventually being ambushed and held at gunpoint by Nazi soldiers. He is saved by his second-in-command Clive Cross and Ginny Williams who inform the captain that General Wolfgang Schwarz is throwing a party for the firing of the Sun Gun.

The three infiltrate the Nazi base as Captain Wilkins and Clive Cross prepare to destroy superguns as Ginny contacts via radio. The captain has a rough time with Ginny as he states her father should her taught her manners when speaking to a superior. After destroying the first gun, Gerald asks Ginny where Cross is as she states she hasn't heard from, asking him to check up on Clive. Gerald dismiss her and tells her that Clive sticks in the shadows as he wants to kill the Nazis head on, leading to Ginny to end the conversation with him stating she hanged 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 informs Wilkins that Clive will fire at her position, leading to the captain to place a grenade into the missile.

Wilkins radios Cross and tells him does he remember Rome, leading to Clive to realize the meaning and attempts to stop the missile, to no anvil. Wilkins executes Cross after having last words with him and reunites with Ginny, who asks him is he ready to the submarine. Ready and stating he always ready to kill Nazis, Ginny argues with him and tells her that he's her daughter from Henrietta. Continuing on mission, Ginny tells him to be safe and he fights against the Nazis and makes it to General Schwarz. The general orders Wilkins to stand down as he has the gun pointed at Ginny, but Ginny radios to Gerald that she disabled all the satellites dishes in the area, allowing him to kill Schwarz. Wilkins kills Schwarz and reunites with Ginny, who asks him is he ready for another mission as the sun gun is still in orbit and a threat.

PersonalityEdit

"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 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 Edit

"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.

QuotesEdit

"The war against the Nazis was long, but ultimately a failure. My war should have ended when the Nazis dropped the big one on Manhattan. My hometown. When the war ended, we were stranded. No one was gonna help us, but we didn't care. We had a job to do: take out every Nazi we could on our way to the Promise Land. We were fighting a losing battle. Most of us were dead or missing. I had been on my own for most of the 50s. Then someone got me a message. Ordered me back home...to Alaska. To stop "Black Sun". Stole a sub and set sail to Alaska. Found all sorts of experimental tech along with something called a "Kampfwanderer." Fit nicely. These boots were made for walkin'. And killin'. 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."
―Captain Wilkins monologue in Volume 1.[src]
"Front door's heavily guarded and I don't want to make too much noise. Let's see what these boots can do."
―Captain Wilkins in Volume 1.[src]
"Felt unreal being back here. I had a job to do but, damn, I wanted a goddamn cheeseburger."
―Wilkins in Volume 1.[src]
"I was almost out, but I couldn't leave any loose ends. Whoever ran this base was close, and they needed to die."
―Wilkins in Volume 1.[src]
"If I was going to find anything on Black Sun in this base, it'd be in here...somewhere."
―Wilkins collecting the folder.[src]
"A party on a sub, embarking from the Kodiak Islands. Looks like I've got my next target."
―Wilkins in Volume 1.[src]
"Everyone was gathering in once place. Sounded like a party. A party this old man was going to crash."
―Wilkins on the party.[src]
"Felt good knowing that were that many less Nazis on American soil. The rest were heading for the Kodiak Islands. I was gonna tag along."
―Wilkins before entering the truck.[src]
"My first mission back in America was successful. Base was cleared out. Or so I thought...I slipped up. Left enough of them alive to get the jump on me. I was counting how many I could take down before they got me. Then, a miracle happened. All the Nazis were struck down as if by divine providence. {...} To my surprise, standing right in front of me was Clive Cross, my second-in-command. And a woman I had never seen before."
―Gerald at the end of Volume 1.[src]
"Hey Jerry. Looks like you got my letter."
"You son of a bitch! {...} I knew I'd see your ugly mug again."
"Been a long time, Jerry. Have I got a story for you! You ever heard of the "Sun Gun?"
"
―Clive and Gerald reuniting in Volume 1.[src]
"Clive was there with me from the beginning. We gathered all of the misfit soldiers we could, formed the Scorpions together after D-Day and became the Nazi's worst nightmare."
―Wilkins monologue in Volume 2.[src]
"Great to see you, cap. Time to bring you up to speed. This young lady managed to find both me and you, this is Ginny Wil-"
"Williams. Ginny Williams. Pleased to meet you, Captain. I've heard a lot about you."
"Y-yeah, pleasure. How'd you find us, anyway?"
"Don't have time to explain. We've got a job to do. There isn't much intel on this "Sun Gun", but we know its bad. Think "Der Bestrafer" multiplied by a thousand. General Schwarz is hosting a party on his private U-Boat where he plans on firing it for the first time."
"Say no more. Nazi death weapon built by Nazis, run by Nazis and about to be covered in dead Nazis.
"
―Clive, Ginny and Gerald in Volume 2.[src]
"I take it you've made it to the station?"
"Armed and ready. Ready to kill some Nazis."
"Is everything about killing with you? Cross said he's in position. Hurry up. Out."
"If I were her age I woulda been decked for talking like that to a superior. Her dad shoulda taught her some manners.
"
―Ginny and Gerald in Volume 2.[src]
"Sounds like you're done over there, Captain."
"That gun is gone. Any word from Cross."
"Still nothing and that gun is still intact. You might need to check on him."
"Clive works in the shadows. Never cared for that. I want the Nazis to look the man that killed them in the eyes and-"
"That's enough gory details for me, Captain. Head that way and if Cross couldn't use some help. Ginny out."
"I want them to know-"
"Ginny out."
"She hung up on me?
"
―Ginny and Gerald after destroying the first gun.[src]
"Jerry, come in. Mission's over, buddy. Make this easy, and surrender to my friends, wont you?"
"What? Did they capture you? Sit tight, I'll be right there!"
"I'm a spy, you dolt! I've always been part of the German Empire! "Clive Cross" isn't my real name, I stole these dogtags from some Untermench's corpse! Surrender!"
"Dammit!
"
―Clive and Gerald at the betrayal.[src]
"Captain, come in! Clive's a traitor!"
"Yeah, he's just tried to kill me."
"I had no idea. He came to me saying he knew where I could find you and I trusted that fucking traitor..."
"Calm down, where are you now? Where can I find Cross?"
"He's in the Super Cannon and he's gonna fire it at me! We need to take that thing out!
"
―Ginny and Gerald after Clive's betrayal.[src]
"Captain, come in, Captain!"
"It's Cross, he's-"
"Cross is what? God dammit, I'll be there soon!
"
―Ginny and Gerald in Volume 2.[src]
"Captain, we need to hurry. Cross is gonna shot that gun any minute!"
"I'll see what I can do. I'll have to...improvise.
"
―Ginny and Gerald at the end of Volume 2.[src]
"I can't believe you made it out of there, Jerry but you were always a tough piece of shit. I'm gonna fire this supercannon on this little girl and take her out with most of Alaska unless you surrender."<
"I'll never surrender."
"Wrong answer Jerry. Fire!"
"One last thing, Clive. You remember Rome?"
"Rome?! What the hell does that have to do with. Oh shit!"
"Glad you remembered. See you in hell, Clive.
"
―Clive and Gerald at the end of Volume 2.[src]
"My most trusted friend had revealed himself to be a Nazi spy. And I couldn't let that slide. {...} Cross' betrayal hurt...but we still had a job to do. And at least I didn't have to go in alone."
―Wilkins in Volume 2.[src]
"You should have never crossed me, Cross. Any last words, you goddamn traitor?"
"Dammit Jerry...the fight never left you, did it?"
"Not for a goddamn second. See you in hell, old friend.
"
―Gerald and Clive before the latter's execution.[src]
"We can still make it to the sub from here and stop the launch of the Sonnengengewehr. Are you sure you up for it?"
"Are you kidding me? I'm always up for killing Nazis!"
"Jesus! Do you always have to be that way? Is it always killing and murder with you?"
"What do you think this is? We're at war!"
"Geez. Mom was right about you. Always spouting your "I've got a job to do and I'm gonna do it and shoot and kill" bullshit."
"Listen! I've been fighting for 20 goddamn years and...w-wait, your mom?"
"Yes, you idiot, my mom. Henrietta. I'm your daughter you stupid son of a bitch!"
"My...daughter?!
"
―Ginny reveals to Gerald that she's his daughter at the end of Volume 2.[src]
"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. Hattie was everything to me. Made me feel important. Feel needed. We were even planning on tying the knot the day I got out of the service. That day never came. I never went home. Never heard from Henrietta again. {...} My best friend was a Nazi. I have a daughter. This General Schwarz was about to destroy a chunk of America and I had to stop him. I was gonna kill every goddamn Nazi in my way."
―Wilkins' monologue in Volume 3.[src]
"You know what you've gotta do in there, just...come back. There's still a lot we need to talk about."
"Yeah...Yeah. I'd like that."
"And be careful, okay? You'll be trapped down there with half of the German army."
"That's where your wrong, Ginny. I'm not trapped down with them. They're trapped in there with me.
"
―Ginny and Gerald before he enters the U-Boat.[src]
"I had only been back in America a few days and my best friend was a goddamned Nazi and I had a daughter I never knew about. Didn't know how to feel."
―Captain Wilkins at the start of Volume 3.[src]
"Good thing I was in a boat full of Nazis for me to tear through."
―Wilkins if he alerts the soldiers in the first room.[src]
"Are you inside?"
"What the hell! Get out of my head, specter!"
"It's a portable radio. How old are you?"
"This dumb thing? I thought it was to keep water out of my ears."
"You put them on under water?! Whatever. I found some blueprints on the base. If you keep moving forward, you'll run into the bulk of the enemy forces."
"That suits me just fine. I need to feast on some-"
"That's stupid. There are maintenance hatchets nearby and you can avoid them. Take those."
"Aw.
"
―Ginny and Gerald Wilkins in Volume 3.[src]
"It was surreal, receiving orders from my...daughter. And she was right; I had a job to do, I wasn't here to kill Nazis for laughs."
―Wilkins on Ginny.[src]
"What did I just tell you about fighting down there?"
"Hey, I had no choice! I didn't even want to fight, I swear!"
"Seriously?"
"Nah it was great."
"From there, you can directly access the barracks. Try not to make too much noise, Captain?"
"Sure. And Ginny? Can you call me...dad?"
"I'll think about it.
"
―Ginny and Gerald after the second room.[src]
"I had given up on a normal life. Figured I'd go down in combat. Maybe that's what I wanted: suicide by Nazis. With Ginny around, though...maybe there was something to fight for. To live for."
―Gerald Wilkins in Volume 3.[src]
"Schwarz was close. My long journey was coming to an end. I was going to shut down this Sonnengenwehr...Sonngenweherer. Sun Gun."
―Captain Wilkins before entering the party room.[src]
"Enjoy your meal, gentlemen. Because it's your last."
―Captain Wilkins if he starts the alert in the party room.[src]
"Is that Gerald Wilkins?! You were supposed to be dead! Everyone! Kill that man!"
"Party's over, Schwarz! Make it easier for both of us, why don't you come down here so I can tear your head off!"
"You are a cockroach, Wilkins. A relic of a long gone era and you will not interrupt our grand achievement!
"
―Wolfgang Schwarz and Gerald Wilkins if the latter starts a battle.[src]
"Time to kill this son of a bitch."
―Wilkins after killing all of Schwarz's men.[src]
"It's over, Schwarz! Back away from the console!"
"Over, Herr Wilkins? Don't you know who I am? My grand mission will not be stopped! Shoot me, and I pull this lever, firing the Sonnengengewehr. Throw down your weapons if you don't want your precious daughter to be its first target!"
"Dammit! You win, Schwarz."
"You old fool. Nothing will stop the Sonnengengewehr!"
"Dammit, no!"
"What...What's going on?"
"Dad, come in. It took a while but I took out all the satellites dishes in the area. I don't think they can contact space from there anymore."
"You're saying he can't fire the Sun Gun and I can tear this motherfucker apart?"
"Yes, sir. Give'em Hell."
"Roger that.
"
―Gerald, Schrwaz and Ginny at the end of Volume 3.[src]
"Dad, you did it! Welcome back."
"Y-Yeah. Mission complete. You didn't do too bad yourself."
"I think we did great. You know, dad, I think we make a pretty good team. Think you got another fight left in you?
"
―Ginny and Gerald Wilkins at the end of Volume 3.[src]
"We did make a pretty good team. And I wasn't ready to hang these boots up yet. That Sun Gun is still out there. We've still got a job do to."
―Captain Wilkins' last monologue.[src]

Gallery Edit

TriviaEdit

  • 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.

ReferencesEdit

  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