Col. von Stauffenberg was the German military officer in charge of the occupation authority of Wellington Wells and when the city was occupied, Von Stauffenberg dissolved the original government, had all of its members hanged and installed the Executive Committee as the new ultimate authority of the city.
He also appears to be responsible for the lack of function in cars in the town, as he ordered all vehicles to be surrendered to the municipal authorities. His current status after the end of the German occupation is unknown.
- He shares his name with Colonel Claus Schenk von Stauffenberg who, along with Major Generals Hans Oster and Henning von Tresckow attempted to assassinate Adolf Hitler in the 20th of July plot as part of Operation Valkyrie.
- It is unknown whether this is an intentional easter egg or if the name "von Stauffenberg" was simply picked as a suitably German-sounding name for the character.
- Because von Stauffenberg is a very specific surname that is heavily coined with the Schenk von Stauffenberg family name, and Claus Schenk von Stauffenberg is the best-known member of the family, it's likely that Col. von Stauffenberg is Claus.