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A man is only ever as strong as the people around him. The community he serves and the family he is sworn to protect. Whatever strength he has, he draws from them. And for them, he must be prepared to give up everything. His life, his blood, or else everything he has done has been for nothing. He is nothing.
~ John Smith

Reichsmarschall John Smith is a former U.S Army soldier who joined the SS following the surrender of the United States. He quickly rose through the ranks to Obergruppenführer, and was assigned to investigate the American Resistance in New York. Smith was instrumental in dismantling a conspiracy masterminded by the fanatics Reinhard Heydrich and Martin Heusmann that sought to overthrow Adolf Hitler and his inner circle and annihilate the Japanese Empire in order to usher in a new age, and consequently became the first American to be promoted to the rank of Oberstgruppenführer. He was subsequently appointed Reichsmarschall of Nazi America by Reichsführer Heinrich Himmler when the previous Reichsmarschall, George Lincoln Rockwell, was exiled.

Biography

Early Life

Smith was born in the United States and fought in World War II on behalf of the United States, serving in the Pacific during the Solomon Islands Campaign. He was a U.S. Army intelligence officer, with the rank of captain. On December 11, 1945, while on leave with his wife Helen, he witnessed the atomic bombing of Washington, D.C. leaving him unaware of his new orders due to its destruction. It is implied he grew up poor during the Great Depression, leading to his future acceptance of Nazism.

He had a brother, Edmund, who developed Landouzy-Dejerine's syndrome, a form of muscular dystrophy. Edmund soon was wheelchair bound and eventually died as a result of his illness when both he and John were young. John took the death hard, telling his wife he 'worshipped' his brother.

John used to be fond of sailing, which was expressed with Rudolph Wegener saying he used to be out at sea as much as he was on land. However, after an event in Cincinnati, he stopped for yet unexplained reasons. However, in Season Three, it is revealed that many Jews were being murdered and killed in Cincinnati, by the Nazis.

After saving the Reich from Heussmann he got promoted from Obergruppenführer to the rank of Oberstgruppenführer.

Season One

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Season Two

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Season Three

Saving the Reich from Acting Chancellor Martin Heusmann , John Smith was promoted by Heinrich Himmler , the head of SS, to an Oberstgruppenfuhrer - the first American to hold that rank. After his son's voluntary death, Reichsmarschall Rockwell and ARBI Director J. Edgar Hoover plot against John Smith, but ultimately failed, as Smith managed to turn Hoover against Rockwell himself. Rockwell was exiled from America and the position of Reichmarschall of North America was given to John Smith, once again by Heinrich Himmler.

Appearance & Personality

As a high-ranking Nazi official, Smith is as ruthless as he is cunning in his pursuit of his enemies. He does not shy away from brutal interrogation tactics and always seems to be one step ahead of the opposition. He has a stoic composure that is not lost when placed under pressure. Even when his position is challenged by competitors such as George Lincoln Rockwell, he maintains a calm and cold demeanor.

In contrast to his work persona, as a father and husband, Smith cares deeply for his family and puts their needs above all else. The depth of his character and affections becomes more evident as he assumes the role of a typical 1950s father. He is shown to have an emotional side, particularly after Thomas' death, causing him to cry in the privacy of his home office.

John Smith is shown to be a deeply committed Nazi, allowing him to rise through its ranks. However, after Thomas Smith's death, Smith has shown both anger and doubt towards his committement to the Reich. Furthermore, John Smith has privately expressed his disgust at the Reich's Ministry of Propaganda for using his son's death to promote their beliefs. 

Relationships

John trusts Helen completely and both seem to be in a close, committed relationship to one another.

John favors his son over his two daughters and pushes him to excel while Thomas works to meet and exceed his father's expectations.

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John has an unstable relationship with Joe, whose loyalty does not seem to be entirely with the Nazi Party. Both tend to hold each other at a distance while still attempting to get the most out of their partnership.

Appearances

Season One
"The New World"
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"Sunrise"
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"The Illustrated Woman"
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"Revelations"
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"The New Normal"
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"Three Monkeys"
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"Truth"
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"End of the World"
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"Kindness"
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"A Way Out"
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Season Two
"The Tiger's Cave"
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"The Road Less Traveled"
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"Travelers"
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"Escalation"
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"Duck and Cover"
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"Kintsugi"
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"Land O' Smiles"
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"Loose Lips"
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"Detonation"
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"Fallout"
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Season Three
"Now More Than Ever,
We Care About You
"
TBA
"Imagine Manchuria"
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"Sensô Kôi"
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"Sabra"
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"The New Colossus"
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"History Ends"
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"Excess Animus"
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"Kasumi
(Through the Mists)
"
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"Baku"
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"Jahr Null"
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Notes & Trivia

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