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#1 Edited by Chad_Duby (5681 posts) - - Show Bio

You were somehow teleported by a wizard to Braunua am In, Austria, in 1889, inside a random construction. You started exploring the construction to see if there is any clue for your mission there and suddenly you heard a sound of an infant. You followed that voice and you saw

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Adolphus Hitler as a baby, which you very well recognized him.

His parents somehow left him on a sofa and he is alone. You waited there for another hour and no one has returned to their home nor has the wizard teleported you back and you are left there with innocent Hitler. Hitler’s faith depends on your choice. What are you gonna do?

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#2 Posted by FlashGreaterSignEveryone (1671 posts) - - Show Bio

I do nothing. He has not committed any crimes as a baby.

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#3 Edited by dshipp17 (5482 posts) - - Show Bio

No; if his crimes weren't connected to Biblical prophecy, I would be more likely to have him kidnapped and raised in an environment completely foreign to his ideology; probably have him raised by an African tribe or a village in South America; I would of course factor in his eternal salvation and make sure that there was a Christian and Biblical mix in the environment where I placed him; however, I think Biblical prophecy would still be safe, as Hitler only tapped into a festering overall environment in Germany and parts of Europe as a whole.

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#4 Posted by JohnCena69swag (3878 posts) - - Show Bio

No and I wouldn't go back and kill adult Hitler either. Can't risk messing with history especially something so great. A little tip of the scales could make it so I was never born which is a big no no imo. If anything I'd kill myself so I dont accidentally change history. But then again maybe its a closed loop and i already lived out my end years in 1889 and onward. In this case nothing i do will change anything, because i already attempted it in our current history.

There is only pne solution: i must prevent my own birth to break the loop and end my suffering.

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#5 Posted by deactivated-5cb3fdda884d4 (141 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd buy him better art supplies.

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#6 Posted by RedHood_JayTodd (1681 posts) - - Show Bio

Nope. It would mess up the current timeline significantly. The butterfly effect could be disastrous for those who exist right now. It’s not a chance i’m willing to take. Plus he hasn’t committed any crimes yet as a baby.

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#7 Posted by RabumAlal (4981 posts) - - Show Bio

Some European countries would eventually become hyper-nationalist regardless of Hitler. In alternate history, it is possible those countries even win the war and not attack Russia until later.

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#8 Posted by IndomitableRegal (15886 posts) - - Show Bio

No. It's a baby.

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#9 Posted by InvadedTBD (1549 posts) - - Show Bio

Nope, definitely wouldn't kill him. I would just try to raise him right, have him put those speeches to good purposes, not evil ones.

Also for all the butterfly effect people, you can't really help changing the future in these situations. Anything you do could cause everything to change, literally anything.

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#10 Edited by PenguinDust (8926 posts) - - Show Bio

No, killing baby Hitler could potentially erase my own existence, furthermore the timeline doesn't like being messed with, and may self-correct meaning my infanticide solved nothing.

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#11 Posted by TheSpartanB345T (4019 posts) - - Show Bio

No and I wouldn't go back and kill adult Hitler either. Can't risk messing with history especially something so great. A little tip of the scales could make it so I was never born which is a big no no imo. If anything I'd kill myself so I dont accidentally change history. But then again maybe its a closed loop and i already lived out my end years in 1889 and onward. In this case nothing i do will change anything, because i already attempted it in our current history.

There is only pne solution: i must prevent my own birth to break the loop and end my suffering.

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#12 Posted by TheSpartanB345T (4019 posts) - - Show Bio

Now, to be clear, if a similar situation arose where killing a baby would save millions that had nothing to do with time travel, I'm killing the baby.

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#13 Posted by Quinlan58 (1734 posts) - - Show Bio

In this situation, no. It's a baby. I don't think I'd be any good at raising him, but it'd be damn hard to do a worse job than what happened. So fill his mind with more progressive, humanist beliefs and see what that charisma does to history.

If I knew I was about to get teleported back to my time, though, and I have only a few seconds left, sure, I'd kill him. I don't think it'd prevent Nazism, but perhaps with a less charismatic leader it might be less successful, and I don't have to live with the consequences of killing a baby.

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#14 Posted by NiteLite (2553 posts) - - Show Bio

2 words

Butterfly Effect.

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#15 Posted by BatmanPlusJay (4026 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh he dies, you best believe that infant will lose his life.

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#16 Posted by gunmetalgrey (4722 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd make sure he gets into that damn art school.

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#17 Edited by Alavanka (2587 posts) - - Show Bio

No. As much as I like killing babies, it would serve me better if I feed him the information he needs to win WWII and establish myself in a position of power.

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#18 Posted by Dr_Shenanigans (307 posts) - - Show Bio

@alavanka said:

No. As much as I like killing babies, it would serve me better if I feed him the information he needs to win WWII and establish myself in a position of power.

LMFAO! WTF?

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#19 Posted by Dr_Shenanigans (307 posts) - - Show Bio

Nah I'd kidnap him & raise him as a Jew.

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#20 Posted by Ellis_Kord (6 posts) - - Show Bio

Absolutely

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#21 Posted by deathstroke512 (2375 posts) - - Show Bio

No I will just raise him right.

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#22 Posted by jake_fury (189 posts) - - Show Bio

I take him.....

Back

To

The

Future!

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#23 Posted by EternalDarkFury (917 posts) - - Show Bio
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#24 Posted by Aka_aka_aka_ak (2958 posts) - - Show Bio

Depends on the mechanics of the time travel. If I killed Hitler I would certainly not be alive to go back and kill him, sort of an indirect grandfather paradox so it depends on how that would be resolved in this hypothetical scenario.

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#25 Posted by tethadam (229 posts) - - Show Bio

No. I don't kill, and will never kill.

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#26 Posted by TheParadox (844 posts) - - Show Bio
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#27 Posted by SpareHeadOne (6088 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd shave a mo hawk in his head

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#28 Posted by Alavanka (2587 posts) - - Show Bio

@alavanka said:

No. As much as I like killing babies, it would serve me better if I feed him the information he needs to win WWII and establish myself in a position of power.

LMFAO! WTF?

Can't help it. They taste delicious.

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#29 Posted by deactivated-5c96cd4b0edfe (80 posts) - - Show Bio

I would, but it might make things worse. Someone else might come up.

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#30 Posted by RandomGuy287 (878 posts) - - Show Bio

no hes too cute

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#31 Posted by SeaGod (4668 posts) - - Show Bio

the truth is though most people would try something else like in the hospital switch babies. However due to time travel paradoxes the baby you switch with Hitler would actually be the real Hitler we know. Honestly it depends on how the time travel works on if I kill him or not. If I'm creating an alternate timeline I don't come from then sure. If I can guarantee my existence after then maybe. If not I would probably just leave it be.

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#32 Posted by algorhythm511 (2682 posts) - - Show Bio

More than likely, if you kill Hitler, someone else like Hitler would have came up in Germany during that time. The political environment was there and the ideology didn’t originate from him.

The outcome could be a lot worse. Hitler wasn’t the most competant leader. He rarely listened to his generals. Did things that ultimately hurt his military. With another leader, it could have been much harder for the allies to be victorious.

A better idea would be to go back in time and convince Kaiser Wilhelm not to go through Belgium when they invaded France. If the Central Powers had won WW1, then, most likely, there wouldn’t have been a Nazi Germany.

Arguably the world might be a better place if Germany had won WW1. Communism may have never spread outside of Russia. The Middle East would most likely be a lot more stable. WW2 would have probably happened in the Pacific at least. After that, Korea, Vietnam, Bay of Pigs, Iraq and Afghanistan would probably be butterflied away.

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#33 Posted by Laiks Stake (1282 posts) - - Show Bio

I would be happy to meet such a person.

No reason whatsoever to murder him.

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#34 Posted by TheOneAboveLife (902 posts) - - Show Bio

Without Hitler there would be no Anime. No thanks.

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#35 Posted by dshipp17 (5482 posts) - - Show Bio
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#36 Posted by echostarlord117 (5615 posts) - - Show Bio

nyet

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#37 Posted by CrimeNoir (58 posts) - - Show Bio

Give Hitler way better advice.

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#38 Posted by Kilius (1612 posts) - - Show Bio

No because I'd be afraid even a slight shift in historical events would prevent the sperm from my father from impregnating the ovum from my mother that develop into the zygote that would develop into me at exactly the precise moment it needed to occur.

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#39 Posted by Crimson_Lord (2960 posts) - - Show Bio

Maybe if I had some proof that killing Baby Hitler would make the future turn out significantly better, then I’d do it. As of now, there’s no way to tell what long term effect, positive or negative, killing him would have.

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#40 Posted by Helloman (29755 posts) - - Show Bio

Maybe.

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#41 Edited by SuperVision123 (438 posts) - - Show Bio

Definitely, unless I have the option to take him back and raise him differently. But even then, if there is even a 1% chance that he will grow up to start a war, I probably won't risk it.

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#42 Posted by cattlebattle (17681 posts) - - Show Bio

I would steal him and give him to a nice Palestinian family for them to raise in Palestine. He surely would grow to love Jews then....oh wait.

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#43 Posted by silkyballfro94 (8674 posts) - - Show Bio

Jeb Bush would totally do it. What a hero.

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#44 Posted by Doofasa (2007 posts) - - Show Bio

Judging by movies that feature time travel I’m more likely to “create” Hitler then kill him.

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#45 Posted by Lord_Tenebrous (2047 posts) - - Show Bio

Of course not. Baby Hitler is not genocidal evil Hitler. What you do is take Baby Hitler and raise him so he does not become genocidal evil Hitler. If that alters the future and kills you, so what? Tis but one voluntary life in exchange for millions.

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#46 Posted by WolverineBatmanFTW (1386 posts) - - Show Bio

No, in fact I would keep away from him as the slightest change in his growing up could have massive effects later in time

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#47 Posted by SpareHeadOne (6088 posts) - - Show Bio
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#48 Posted by kgb725 (18765 posts) - - Show Bio

No only a dummy would alter the timeline so carelessly.

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#49 Posted by Yassassin (7697 posts) - - Show Bio

No.

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#50 Posted by infantfinite128 (5774 posts) - - Show Bio

No. Murder is evil.

Also, how do I know that murdering him wouldn't cause something far worse?

I just hope I learned from past evil to prevent future evil.