|“||Well done, my friend, with this Blueshine I'll make a fortune. They will be selling my goods everywhere.||„|
|—Dietrich to Nicholas Raine.|
Nothing is known of Dietrich's early life, though he notably speaks with a distinct German accent. He is a resident of Subway Town and the local chemist, who uses his skills to create quality Blueshine for profit.
Events of RAGE
In 2135, when Nicholas Raine first arrives in Subway Town, he may encounter Dietrich within his workshop near Jani's Supplies. Dietrich provides the "Abandoned Distillery" quest, during which Raine must travel to the Abandoned Distillery and retrieve Blueshine which Dietrich intends to sell, while fighting off mutants. Upon returning with the Blueshine, Dietrich will thank Raine profusely and reward him with the Regenerative Infusion recipe.
Later, Dietrich offers the "Bounty Hunter" quest on the Job Board. He claims that someone has broken into his distillery and is attempting to steal his Blueshine. Nicholas must return to the distillery, where he finds the corpse of the thief and is attacked by mutants. Raine must then fight off mutants while filling the jugs with Blueshine, before returning to Dietrich.
- Dietrich was voiced by prolific American voice actor Dee Bradley Baker, who famously uses a German accent while voicing Klaus Heissler on the animated television series American Dad!
- Attached to his collar, Dietrich distinctly wears a Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross, the highest award in the military and paramilitary forces of Nazi Germany during World War II.
- Dietrich appears to wear a helmet similar to those worn by members of the Wasted Clan.