|~ Herr Lipp.|
Herr Wolf Lipp is a character in The League of Gentlemen, appearing in the second series and Christmas Special. He was one of the three main protagonists in 2005 film The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse, appearing as a more sympathetic and tragic character than his unsettling and perverted nature in the series. He was played by League co-writer and co-creator Steve Pemberton, who also plays numerous characters in the series including Tubbs Tattsyrup.
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The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse
Whilst hiking in the windy moors, Herr Lipp is taken hostage by Hilary Briss who has just escaped from custody. He is forced to act as an injured victim on the road in order for Hilary to steal a car. They get into a car driven by Geoff Tipps. Hilary takes the pair to the church to hideout, but end up stumbling into another dimension (the "real" world) and discover they are characters in a TV series. They are then tasked by fellow fictional characters Edward and Tubbs Tattsyrup and Papa Lazarou to track down their creators in London.
In London the trio infiltrate a BBC Headquarters where their creators are working on a new project. Setting off a fire alarm, Herr Lipp ends up posing as his portrayer Steve Pemberton when Steve stumbles upon the characters in the office and is knocked out by Geoff and later kidnapped. Herr Lipp takes responsibility for Steve's children and grows close to them. When searching through Steve's attic on his unused ideas for The League of Gentlemen, he is distraught when he comes across news clippings of him calling him the worst pun in the world, and realizes he was just written as a one-joke character.
Briss decides to lure the remaining creators to Royston Vasey, and informs Reece Sheersmith over the phone. Reece and other co-writer Mark Gatiss arrive at the Pemberton household and grab Herr Lipp and take him to Hadfield (where the series is shot) and they are taken to the fictional universe of Royston Vasey.
Herr Lipp remains in the church's underground passage, and is tasked by Briss to protect the doorway back to the real world whilst he battles with the creations of the League's new movie The King's Evil. When Mark Gatiss (now the only sole survivor of the creators) attempts escape, Lipp takes him hostage. After the town is saved, Lipp comes to the conclusion they will never have free will and plans to execute Gatiss, feeling it will spare him and all the other characters from pain. He is eventually talked out of it by Geoff, although he accidentally ends up killing Gatiss by accident. However everything is fixed and the characters are granted free will. Lipp then takes in two young children who have lost their parents during the apocalypse.