Edward Richtofen Edit

Edward Richtofen
NZ Richtofen
Game Information
Game Appearance(s)

Call of Duty: World at War
Call of Duty: Black Ops Call of Duty: Black Ops II

Map Appearance(s)

Shi No Numa, Der Riese, Kino der Toten, Ascension, Shangri-La, Moon

First Appearance

Shi No Numa

Last Appearance


Voice Actor

Nolan North

Biological Information



Soul trapped in a zombie/In Samuel Stuhlinger's body (Original Timeline)
Alive (Origins Timeline)
K.I.A., soul preserved within the Summoning Key (Rewritten Original Timeline, as of The Giant)


1945, Der Riese Facility (Original Timeline version, rewritten original timeline)

Political Information

Wehrmacht (formerly), Group 935 (formerly), Illuminati


Major General (formerly)

Physical Description


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Eye Color


Doctor Edward Richtofen is a megalomaniac, sociopath and a sadistic German scientist who is an antagonist in the Zombies storyline and also a playable character in Zombies. His player indicator color is normally green (shared with Fidel Castro and Michael Rooker), but is randomized in Moon and Origins. Richtofen's voice appears in Call of Duty: Black Ops II in all maps set in the future, whilst he makes a formal, retroactive appearance in Origins.


"Beware The Doc". A message that was scrawled across walls of every town under Maxis' control. Starvation may cripple you, dysentery may wreck you, and gunfire may rip the flesh from your bones, but "Beware The Doc".

This is Dr. Richtofen, known affectionately as The Butcher to his victims as they scream in agony moments before he snuffs out their light. All through his career, Richtofen has been at the forefront of torture and information extraction research. Richtofen is an incurable sociopath and sees no moral distinction between natural death and murder; the victim is the victim, regardless of how their demise manifests itself.

Doctor Richtofen has a collection of stuffed animals, most of them posed in positions of terror at the instant of their death.

- Edward's Bio from WaW

Personality Edit

Richtofen is a psychopath with a desire for violence, often laughing maniacally when killing. He loves blood and death and thoroughly enjoys killing zombies, and has a strange obsession for the spleen. Despite his insanity, he retains his knowledge of bodily organs, technology and Element 115. He despises Dempsey, likes Nikolai and has mutual feelings towards Takeo. He is a megalomaniac due to his plans on destroying the world with a zombie army which partly fails due to intervention from Ludvig Maxis. Post Moon he retains his insanity as the demonic announcer.

Due to him being sane at the time of Origins, Richtofen's personality is completely different. He appears level-headed but paranoid. He appears more unskilled due to only being a field scientist and does not go into battle often, but attempts to keep focused nevertheless. He appears more fearful of the zombies and is more cautious for his own survival.