The character of the disempowered nobility is a typical motif of the literature of the Weimar Republic which is in the tradition of various literary drafts of gentry, but at the same time is tied to the end of the monarchy in Germany. This character offers a new approach to the understanding of literary production after the First World War, as it acts through the realization of what is just not yet past as a counterpoint to the character of the New Woman, that refers to the future. The disempowered nobility appearing in the Zeittheater symbolizes the disorientation of wide range of people after the political and economic upheavals since 1918. The anti-democratic, by the majority in economically decline located character appears as (economically) threatened enemy of the Republic, who can claim its social rank by its charisma however. In the dissertation, the noble characters in 16 contemporary dramas were studied exemplarily.