William Joseph "B.J" Blazkowicz is the main character of the Wolfenstein series. He is the great grandfather of the Doom Marine in the original games.
Connection to the Doom series
According to Tom Hall and John Romero, several id series are in fact connected. The Doom Marine is a Blazkowicz descended from Commander Keen, and William J. Blazkowicz before him (this does not apply to the MachineGames reboot universe, however, which follows its own universe with an alternate history for B.J). This is also mentioned in Doom RPG games as well. (see ID multiverse timeline)
Following the war he married an actress, their son was Arthur Kenneth Blaze, who became the father of William Joseph Blazkowicz II, better known as Commander Keen. His descendents, B.J. Blazkowicz III and Stan Blazkowicz, saved Earth and the multiverse from incursions by demons from Hell. B.J III would be later known as the Doom Slayer.
An alternate BJ Blazkowicz from an alternate reality where the Nazis won the Second World War appears in the MachineGames Wolfenstein series and Quake Champions. In the latter, he was brought from his particular universe in the multiverse to the Arena Eternal, and appears alongside the Doom Slayer. Commander Keen's twin son and daughter in the 2019 reboot are also named Billy and Billie Blaze, another nod to Blazkowicz.
- ↑ https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/arstechnica.com/gaming/2018/01/id-software-co-founders-confirm-that-its-biggest-games-heroes-are-all-related/%3famp=1
- ↑ https://www.resetera.com/threads/keen-blazkowicz-and-doomguy-are-all-related-tom-hall-confirms.19853/