In the comic book The Savage Dragon by Erik Larsen, it is revealed that Hitler did not die in 1945, but after a fight against Hellboy in Romania in 1952. His body ruined, the brain is transplanted to the body of a large gorilla. Suffering amnesia and calling himself Brainiape, the chimera possesses great psionic powers and joins the Chicago criminal organization known as the Vicious Circle, eventually becoming its leader. He remembers his past only in 1996 when he encounters Hellboy again, alongside the Vicious Circle’s enemy, the policeman called Dragon. The ape body is killed, and it is revealed that Hitler’s brain had mutated and could live unaided by any technology or host body, ambulatory on tiny legs.