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"You are strong, Billy. We are survivors you and I. We keep fighting even when we do not know how. You cannot help but be my son. {...} We will be together, soon. You just have one more hardship to go through."
―Zofia to B.J. in his hallucination before his execution.[src]

Zofia Blazkowicz is William J. Blazkowicz's late mother and wife of Rip Blazkowicz who appears in Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus.

HistoryEdit

"Just remember my boy. It will end better than it began."
―Zofia comforting her son in his youth.[src]

Zofia met a young and beautiful man at an Polish American society gathering on August 1, 1908. Zofia's mother told her his name was Rip Blazkowicz, a man who immigrated with his father from Poland in 1889. In addition, Zofia's mother warned her to stay away from Rip, as his family were poor and had a bad reputation. Dismissing her mother's warning, Zofia made an excuse to talk to him, becoming smitten after he made her laugh from a monkey joke. She met him again at Uncle Anatols on Sunday, being unable to get sleep until then.

Zofia married Rip Blazkowicz and moved to Mesquite, Texas around 1908 and had a son named William J. Blazkowicz in early March of 1911. Zofia was a housewife while Rip worked at his business, which failed since he married her for her father's investment capital. Rip would take his frustration out on Zofia, William and their dog Bessie. Zofia would protect William from him, teaching him compassion while Rip wasn't home. During one of her husband's business trips to Dallas, she comforted BJ by cooking him soup and showing him her engagement ring as an heirloom.

In 1919-1920, Zofia was still under Rip's cruelty, leading one day for the latter to find B.J. liking a African-American girl named Billie. Zofia hid William and Bessie in the closet, with Rip and Zofia having a heated argument that he didn't know any better. Rip slapped her unconscious while William fought his father, throwing vases until he strangled him unconscious.

Once William was at a right age, he ran away from home and joined the United States Army to escape his abusive life, leaving Zofia heartbroken and alone with her husband. After Nazi Germany defeated and occupied the United States, Rip, along with other like-minded neighbors, exposed Zofia's Jewish heritage alongside African-Americans, homosexuals and minorities to the Nazis. Zofia was sent to New Mexico's extermination camp and killed, unknown to William.

Events of The New ColossusEdit

Despite her death, B.J. took her compassion with him, seeing her as Heaven personified. B.J. cared for his friends and allies despite the horrors of war, not looking at their ethnicity and entitlement. B.J. returned to his home after destroying Area 52 in Roswell, New Mexico to collect Zofia's engagement ring to give to Anya. Upon learning that Rip had exposed Zofia, his friends, African-Americans and other minorities, B.J. killed his father to avenge them before being captured by Irene Engel.

B.J. had a hallucination/dream of his mother after hallucinating a battle in the courtroom, who told him that he had one more hardship to overcome. On the planet Venus, Lady Helene and Adolf Hitler speak of B.J's past (who is there disguised as Jules Redfield), confirming that Zofia died in an extermination camp in New Mexico. After killing Engel on the Jimmy Carver Show in California, B.J. collected the heirloom off Irene's finger and proposed to Anya, who accepted, starting the Second American Revolution.

B.J. was assigned by Grace Walker to take down Übercommander's across America to cease anyone taking Engel's place. In Mesquite, the Nazis had rebuild the Blazkowicz family home and made it a ground site to produce their movie on B.J. There, B.J. found Zofia's diary where she told the event of meeting Rip in 1908.

B.J. and Anya would bear twin daughters, Jessica and Sophia Blazkowicz, the latter was probably named this to honor Zofia.

PersonalityEdit

Zofia was loving, caring, gentle and a compassionate, woman despite her abusive relationship with her husband. When it came to her son B.J., she showed him love and kindness, protecting him from his father's cruelty. While initially struggling to stand up to her husband, Zofia was strong enough to call Rip out for his failures and even attempted to protect a young B.J. Her love and compassion was passed onto B.J., who showed this to anyone who was an ally or victim of abuse, an example is Sigrun Engel, a young girl who was abused by her mother, Irene.

TriviaEdit

  • Zofia's name is of Slavic-Polish and Old Greek origin that means "wisdom".
  • B.J. named one of his twins Sophia, hinting that he named her after Zofia.
  • Though Rip calls her Jewish, there's a possibility that she has heritage by this from Poland.
  • Zofia's voice actress Michelle Forbes also voices Judith Mossman from Half Life 2. Forbes also played Admiral Helena Cain in the sci-fi/action/drama TV series Battlestar Galactica.
  • In the original series B.J's parents were both Polish immigrants. Zofia is herself Jewish, and has an accent but may not be an immigrant (but a second generation American). She does write in her diary that Rip's father was an immigrant, but does not comment about her own family (other than they would not likely like Rip). But she herself appears to have been born in America, in an insular Jewish community. This means in this universe BJ's parents were never immigrants.

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