True name: Philip Ritter
Born Stuttgart Germany February 9, 1920
Archtype: Tanker with Shield/Warmace
If any one word can be used to describe this person it's confused. Born into a family rich with noble history but little money. He grew up in post WW1 Europe. Joined the hitler youth and became a strong believer. Was picked to test a new powered armor in 1940 and joined the infamous Storm Korp.
Philip is typical of many Germans who despised hitler but served him anyone out of loyalty to Germany. He did manage to retain his noble thinking and morality. fought the hero brigade repeated and earned a reputation and a tough but fair enemy. After witnessing the brutal crime committed by the nazis he lost the loyalty to them but felt bound by his oath of loyalty. He centered his efforts in 'honest' combat. Known to have clashed verbally (and physically twice) over the brutal Storm Korp tactics and methods. Finally he was placed on 'detached duty' from the corp and put under direct military control.
In 1944 during the famous coup attempt by Von Stauffenberg he did not fight the plotters but he didn't help them either. Instead he stood on the sidelines and did nothing. And spent the rest of his life regretting it. In May 1945 hew was ordered to defend the city of Kelheim to the death. Instead he surrendered it (and himself) without a fight. That alone is credited with saving many lives.
Confused and seriously depressed over both Germany's defeat and it's actions during the war he was placed on suicide watch. Put on trial at Nuremberg he was found innocent of war crimes. His sole defense for fighting for a regime he despised was 'Perhaps I was TOO loyal to my oaths and not enough to Germany."
With the coming of the cold war Philip found himself offered a position in a NATO super team. So he pulled out his old armor - sanded off the offensive markings and went to fight for West Germany. Ironically he found himself fighting against many of the same Russian supers he had faced during the war. He left the NATO team in 1954 with the words "It was a little TOO much like old times." After that he became an independent hero known for mentoring over 22 other heroes and heroines. Known to have been present at countless disasters he became a one man rescue team. Credited with saving over 300 lives.
Finally he retired in 1990 at the age of 70 and spent the next few years writing. Wrote an long and poignant history of his service in the war that pulled no punches. Also wrote a long paper called "Why we MUST do right," that is now required reading for all European supers.
In 2002 when the Rikti attacked he pulled out his armor and at the age of 82 went into battle again - this time for what he called "The Good Fight." Became the leader of an ad-hock team defending Stuttgart and was instrumental in defeatiing a major Rikti attack on the city. His armor was up to the fight but his body wasn't. He died of a heart attack on August 12th. His final words were "This time I did right."
Buried in a grand and lavish funeral. He is remembered as an object lesson of the words 'All evil needs to thrive is for good men to do nothing."
His armor was retired but his son (and later Grandson) carried on the name Doppelsolder as a super HERO. A legacy Philip was very proud of.