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Rotwang, Dr. Dr. Rotwang was created by Fritz Lang (Kay Hoog, Lilith, Rama Singh) and Thea von Harbou and appeared in the German film Metropolis (1927).

Dr. Rotwang is a Mad Scientist. In the far-distant future of the 21st century the great city Metropolis is a technological wonder. However, the city has a problem: Maria, the daughter of a common worker, is preaching to other workers that they are being exploited and that “between the brain that plans and the hands that build, there must be a mediator.” Well, Joh Fredersen, the Master of Metropolis, can’t be having this kind of socialist nonsense be spouted to the workers, so Fredersen turns to the insane scientist and inventor Dr. Rotwang for help.

Dr. Rotwang shows Fredersen the solution: an android which can replace the workers. Rotwang creates an android in the form of Maria, with the goal of the android Maria whipping the workers into rebellion. After they are crushed, they will be replaced by robots. Maria is kidnaped and the android Maria is created, but the workers’ rebellion only creates chaos in the city, flooding the workers’ section of the city, and eventually Rotwang is killed and peace and comity between Management and Labor is achieved.

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