Pop-culture of the Kaiserreich

I had an idea about a comic featuring a socialist working-class hero called the Joker, who lacks superpowers and fights using his wits to produce tools and traps to fight criminals with. His main enemy is the Lord of Bats, a blood-sucking vampire that terrorizes the commune of Gotham at night, whose real identity is revealed to be an unscrupulous capitalist with connections to the German arms industry.

Joker's catchphrase is "Why so serious?", playfully said to seething criminals after they've fallen into one of his traps.

So would this joker lead a team of other “heroes” to take on the Lord of Bats? Granted it’s be hard to make all otl villains into heroes. Penguin comes to mind.
 
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The Night the Reindeer Died is an action-comedy television movie made by IBC (International Broadcasting Company) in 1988. In the film, Lee Majors (paying himself) defends Santa’s workshop from an army of psychos but arrives too late to save the reindeer from being eaten. Searching for clues, Ms. Claus discovers the psychos were sent by Leon Trotsky who was planning to ruin Christmas in order to spark a global revolution. Eventually Lee Majors, Santa, and Ms. Claus and the surviving elves, launch a counterattack on Trotsky’s Antarctic fortress battling an army of psychos and killer penguins. After the battle, they discover a nuclear-powered sleigh that Trotsky was planning to use to spread communism to the children. Santa takes the sleigh and invites Lee Majors to help him deliver the toys while Ms. Claus and the elves are left behind to find new reindeer. The film was an instant success and has become part of the Christmas classics like Bad Santa and Die Hard.

 
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Bob Goulet’s Old Fashioned Cajun Christmas, was a television special made by IBC in 1988. In the special, Robert Goulet is forced to use a gondola to make his way to New Orleans after his limo breaks down. Guided by the ghost of Huey Long and other famous Louisiana musicians, Goulet makes his way through the bayou serenading the locals and evading the hostile wildlife and arriving just in time to perform at Jackson Square.

 
What would Christmas movies be like in Syndicalist nations, including the CSA?
I wonder if there's some kind of syndie Santa there
Considering the population should still be religious despite the left secular leaning of these states I think they should have these movies(specially the religious ones) re-purposed to fit their "social teachings"(kinda like the church's social doctrine but with a red paint over it)
I really would love to see what "Jingle All the Way" would be like ITTL
 
I wonder if there's some kind of syndie Santa there
Considering the population should still be religious despite the left secular leaning of these states I think they should have these movies(specially the religious ones) re-purposed to fit their "social teachings"(kinda like the church's social doctrine but with a red paint over it)
I really would love to see what "Jingle All the Way" would be like ITTL
Syndicalist France and Italy would still be influenced by the Catholic Church so that would work. The same could be said for America and the Anglican Church in Britain would probably play a role in society
 
I wonder if there's some kind of syndie Santa there
Considering the population should still be religious despite the left secular leaning of these states I think they should have these movies(specially the religious ones) re-purposed to fit their "social teachings"(kinda like the church's social doctrine but with a red paint over it)
I really would love to see what "Jingle All the Way" would be like ITTL
"You behave now, kids. Because Comrade Santa only gives gifts to good little workers, and leaves lumps of coal for greedy capitalists."
 
Syndiepunk 2020
"Welcome to life on the edge" - Tagline of the game

Syndiepunk 2020 is a game made in 1989, based on the existing genre of Syndiepunk in the Orthodox Syndicalist CSA. Syndiepunk as a genre has always been a criticism of new technology but, more importantly, of old society. Direct democracy breeds obsessiveness and ideological bitterness, while the bureaucratic structures of syndicalism often lead young people to feeling disconnected and treated as a machine. Children in schools are taught values of charity and unity, but in practice mild corruption and the politicization of all life are uncomfortable. Syndiepunk is a resistance against the notion that a human being can be abstracted into the machine of democracy. It is nihilistic, individualistic, and even capitalist in a certain way.

The premise of Syndiepunk 2020 is that in the distant future of, well, 2020, the Combined Syndicates of America is changing. Advanced technology has led to advances like robotic limbs, vat-grown body parts, nuclear and solar technology, and genetic engineering, but those advances are distributed unevenly by the CSA's government and favor those who 'play by the rules'. An underground profession of 'gun punks' serve as rebels, fighting against cruel militias and dodging Department of Internal Security agents armed with machine guns and robotic eyes. Everyone who plays by the rules is tracked, with digital dossiers keeping Reed-De Leon D.C. informed of who's playing by the rules and who isn't.

Players are disaffected rebels aiding the PSA or sowing discord in occupied Canada. They may also just be out for money, with individual labor organizations paying them to sabotage other organizations. Gun punks may even assist gangsters and such on the streets, going on epic heists against the people who play by the rules or even the people who make the rules. They use false identities and fake thumbprints. They sometimes go in quietly and lie their way into some administrative block, or maybe they'll bring a machine gun in and just paint the walls red.

Despite having emerged in the CSA on the part of countercultural libertarians, Syndiepunk is quite popular in Europe, especially in the Entente. There, the more nuanced understandings of how the CSA operates are often scrubbed away in favor of a simpler story of capitalist rebels versus syndicalist tyrants. CSA Syndiepunk players often deride 'Ententepunks' for their simplistic views of the game, though 'cross ocean games' have been recently brought into existence in recent times.
Wait, does the csa have free speech?
 
I have always wondered: How would one make the Resident Evil series different in the world of Kaiserreich? Either in the Kalterkrieg and/or Krasnacht Timelines?
 
So I've started playing through the Cold Steel Games from the Trails Series(with the plan of going back to the earlier games once Crossbell arc gets a steam translation) and I'm wondering, how would the Trails Series be handled assuming stuff like anime and JRPGs exist in this universe?

Since the main superpower on the western half of Zemuria(the setting of the trails game), the Erebonian Empire, is explicitly modeled after Imperial Germany OTL, how would they be presented in the TTL!Trails Series? What about Liberl, Crossbell, and Calvard(I can clearly see the Calvard being crpyto socialist due to its' French inspirations and the president introduced in the recent games being a stand in for tankie or outright totalist nazbol given that he's portrayed as bad news in OTL trails, or alternatively a Huey Long expy in a world where theres' a cold war between Japan and a AUS that didn't go full gamer under Moseley or Pelley)?
 
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