Sometimes it seems like every “Arrow” fan ships “Olicity” — the pairing of Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) and Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards). But Adolf Hitler? It takes a parody video from the “Hitler Reacts” meme to make that one happen.
If you’re not familiar with this particular meme, the explanation is simple. For several years now, YouTube users have hijacked a scene from “Downfall,” in which Hitler (played by Bruno Ganz) reacts badly to some news from his generals. Subtitles referencing any and every upsetting event change the scene into a ridiculous reaction from der Fuhrer.
The “Arrow” version of “Hitler Reacts” is a particularly good example of this. First posted shortly after episode 6 of Season 2 (“Keep Your Enemies Closer”) — that infamous episode when the team went to Russia and then Oliver slept with Isabel Rochev (Summer Glau) — the video shows that Hitler is indeed an Olicity shipper.
Sure, the guy is still an evil dictator. But even Hitler knows what fans want from “Arrow.”