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|“||As a child I would draw my own maps and dig for treasures in the forest outside our estate. It was my escape. Then a polio epidemic spread through the area. Months I spent in bed, dreaming terrible dreams while my leg withered and died. Do you think I broke down and cried over this? Of course I did. Crying is a human behavior. Giving up, however, is for degenerates. I never gave up. I took control of my fate. Are you in control of your fate, Franz?||„|
|~ Helga to Franz/B.J. Blazkowicz|
|~ Helga's final words while dying.|
Obersturmbannführer (Lieutenant Colonel) Helga von Schabbs is the head of the SS Paranormal Division and the main antagonist of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood.
She was voiced by Gabrielle Scharnitzky.
|“||I feel like I'm a child again, digging for the treasures in the woods.||„|
|~ Helga von Schabbs.|
Helga is a descendant of Otto I, the first German monarch. At a young age she was infected with polio which caused her leg to be crippled, resulting in her having to wear a leg brace later in life. It was during this time that she developed an interest in history and began studying archaeology as well as the occult.
During her youth, her father took her to National Museum of History in Berlin and told him it felt like she was touching history. However, he would commit suicide by hanging, and she would find him, traumatizing her.
Wolfenstein: The Old Blood
Helga von Schabbs headed a project to unearth the ancient secret of Otto I, which turns out to be a monstrous flesh golem. Upon discovering it, Helga, believing she is in control of the beast, orders it to eat B.J. Blascowitz. However, the monster instead mauls Helga and tosses her across the room. After the monster is killed by B.J., B.J. walks up to her to find she is still barely alive. Helga states she lost control of the monster but B.J. tells her she never was in control before she dies.
- She seems to have been based on Helga von Bulow from the 2001 Wolfenstein game Return to Castle Wolfenstein, while her surname seems to have been based on Doctor Schabbs.