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Erich Ludendorff
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Biographical Information
Alias General
Relatives
Born April 9, 1865
Died November, 1918
Affiliation German Empire
Central Powers
Physical Description
Species Human
Gender Male
Hair Grey
Eyes Brown
Behind the Scenes
Portrayed By Danny Huston
First Appearance Wonder Woman


"Ah, you know your ancient Greeks. They understood... That war is a god. A god who requires human sacrifice. In exchange, war gives man purpose. Meaning. A chance to rise above his petty mortal little self and be courageous. Noble. Better."
—Erich Ludendorff to Diana about war

Quartermaster General Erich Friedrich Wilhelm Ludendorff (d. 1918) was the leader of the German Empire war efforts during World War I.

BiographyEdit

Dr. Maru (aka Dr. Poison) presents a gift to General Ludendorff: A new formula she has developed, which when inhaled, gives Ludendorff enhanced strength and aggression, for a limited time. The effect of the gas makes his skin translucent and crackling with energy, and his eyes black. Wonder Woman battles the enhanced Ludendorff and ultimately slays him. It's then that the real Ares appears and reveals a twisted secret: that he came to Dr. Maru and "whispered" in her ear, influencing her with the secret to make the gas that gave Ludendorff his power – in order help deceive Diana into attacking the wrong target. 

AppearancesEdit

Powers and Abilities Edit

  • Enhanced Strength
    • Enhanced Aggression: Dr. Maru (aka Dr. Poison) presents a gift to General Ludendorff: A new formula she has developed, which when inhaled, gives Ludendorff enhanced strength and aggression, for a limited time. The effect of the gas makes his skin translucent and crackling with energy, and his eyes black. 

TriviaEdit

  • The real life Erich Ludendorff died of liver cancer in the private clinic Josephinum in Munich, on 20 December 1937 at the age of 72. He was given – against his explicit wishes – a state funeral organized and attended by Hitler, who declined to speak at his eulogy. He was buried in the Neuer Friedhof in Tutzing.
  • The real Erich Ludendorff also shared little resemblance with Danny Huston's version. In reality, he had a large mustache and a less than impressive physique.