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->''"I know there are many people who fall ill when they see this black uniform; we understand that and don't expect that we will be loved by many people."''
-->-- '''Heinrich Himmler''', ''The SS as an Anti-Bolshevist Fighting Organization''[[labelnote:*]]"Die Schutzstaffel als Antibolschewistische Kampforganisation"[[/labelnote]]

A quick and easy way to suggest a group of people are evil in fiction is to give them uniforms that resemble those worn by the [[ThoseWackyNazis Third Reich]]. In a broader sense, this can also refer to using other stylistic elements from the Nazi times (like the "Führer" title, goose-stepping "stormtroopers", or swastikas [[IThoughtItWasForbidden if the creator]] [[NoSwastikas is more daring]]) to make sure your villains are [[ObviouslyEvil visibly evil]]. When a group puts on the Reich, expect to see the classic fascist colors of [[RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver red background, black symbol, and white circle]] and an easily recognizable, sometimes swastika-like insignia somewhere... or [[SigilSpam everywhere]].

Incidentally, some of the uniforms for the real SS were manufactured by Hugo Boss ([[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugo_Boss_(fashion_designer) yes, that]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugo_Boss Hugo Boss]]) using slave labor. ThoseWackyNazis were actually pretty snappy dressers despite being evil, which just furnishes another reason for authors and costume designers to borrow their motifs. Very common when StateSec is around.

In a similar manner, a fictional evil organization may sometimes be copying the uniforms or symbolism of other historical entities that have an easily-recognizable ''style'' and a bad reputation in the minds of the audience. Common examples include the Roman Empire, the Mongols, the Soviet Union and Imperial Japan, among others. Cultural variations may occur, with different styles being considered stereotypically evil in different parts of the world.

This trope is named after the expression "Puttin' on the Ritz".

Note that this trope covers ''the uniforms''. For a more general similarity, see ANaziByAnyOtherName. May result in CommieNazis.



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* The Principality of Zeon and its offshoots from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'''s Universal Century, to the point that [[BigBad Gihren Zabi]] is directly compared to Hitler at one point, and by his own father, no less. Gets more {{Anvilicious}} as time goes on, since later series played up the "Zeon = Nazi Germany" metaphor: ''[[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Zeta Gundam]]'' gives us Axis Zeon = Axis Powers. ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ Gundam ZZ]]'' gives us Neo-Zeon = Neo-Nazis. ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam0080WarInThePocket Gundam 0080]]'' gives Zeon a fixation on using German words with their mecha, like Kämpfer, Gelgoog Jäger and Rick Dom Zwei. ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam0083StardustMemory Gundam 0083]]'' introduced battle flags that were based on the Wehrmacht Reichskriegsflagge. ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamMSIGLOO MS IGLOO]]'' waves that same flag with pride, sticks Reichsadlers on almost every uniform going (replacing the Swastika with a Zeonic symbol), and has Colonel Herbert von Kuspen wearing a leather coat and Iron Crosses (and this is the series showing Zeon as the protagonists!) ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn Gundam Unicorn]]'' gives the Neo-Zeon group 'the Sleeves' mobile suits with Stahlhelms.
** In another ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' example, the uniforms worn by the Mariemaia Army in ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWingEndlessWaltz Endless Waltz]]'' were quite intentionally modelled on the Hitler Youth uniforms.
* In ''Anime/FinalFantasyTheSpiritsWithin'', the soldiers under the leadership of General Hein.
* Sunako Nakahara from ''Anime/TheWallflower'' dressed up as a Nazi in Episode 3.
** Which is actually inverted since Sunako is the hero of the story, and she dons the uniform to rescue pretty shoujo boy Kyouhei from a host club that had kidnapped him.
* The uniforms, weapons and armors of the Kerberos Corps in ''Anime/JinRohTheWolfBrigade''. {{Justified|Trope}}, considering it's set in an alternate universe where the Axis won World War II, Japan got its ass kicked by Germany, and the Corps is a secret police force for the fascist Japanese government.
* While the uniforms in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' are much more [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/22/French_soldier_uniform_WWI.jpg French]] than German, the simple fact that they refer to their leader as the ''Führer'' is a tipoff that all is not right. It's made even more obvious in [[Anime/FullMetalAlchemist the 2003 anime version]], where we eventually learn that [[spoiler:the entire series takes place in an alternate universe equivalent to early-20th-century Germany]].
* The guards of [[TheAlcatraz Impel Down]] in ''Manga/OnePiece'' look like demons and wear uniforms that bear a very strong resemblance to SS officer uniforms, complete with armbands showing the Impel Down symbol (not quite a swastika, but close).
** Ironically enough, despite how they look, they're not particularly evil and are rather understandably just [[spoiler:trying to stop the prison break initiated by Luffy; it's easy for readers to forget that while Luffy and Jinbe are good guys and Ivankov seems to be too, most of the other pirates who escaped decidedly are not]]. The head of Impel Down, Magellan, in particular, is often considered a HeroAntagonist. Though it doesn't help that despite Magellan and Hannibal, the other staff members enjoy torturing and killing the inmates even long after said inmates have relinquished their pirate life and just wanted to go home.
* The Red Ribbon Army from ''Manga/DragonBall'' has just about the least oppressive dress code out of any army in fiction, but the effeminate, physically formidable, blond-haired, blue-eyed General Blue seems to dress this way strictly out of personal preference.
** Not to mention the red armbands they wear.
** Also, one of the movies, Fusion Reborn, features a character known as the Dictator who is quite blatantly an UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler expy.
* The very Prussian-style uniforms of the Galactic Empire in ''Anime/LegendOfGalacticHeroes''. When you see the uniforms their foes wear, it's clearly UsefulNotes/WorldWarI [[RecycledInSpace IN SPACE]]!
** Arguably an aversion, as [[GreyAndGrayMorality the Empire isn't really any worse than its "democratic" rivals]]. And on that note, the "Reichswear" is used on both sides. The leader of the said rival has the distinctly SS-like "Patriotic Knight Corps" as his bodyguard and a nice little cult of personality.
** The first Kaiser of the [[Anime/LegendOfGalacticHeroes Galactic Empire]] had about as few qualms as Hitler and Stalin, but was actually a 18th-19th Century Prussian fetishist.
* [[http://koti.phnet.fi/otaku/azucross/heil-osaka.jpg This]] ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'' inspired image. Heil Osaka!
* The original name of the Zoid Berserk Fury is actually Berserk ''Fuhrer''.
* The villainous Empire in the H-anime ''Angel Core'', with armored battle robots that look like the Kerberos Corps troopers from ''Anime/JinRohTheWolfBrigade'' has SS-style uniforms (including the SS lightning bolt insignia), and experiments relating to the supernatural.
* Parodied in ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' where the Zuka club dons [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/snapshot20081221151747.jpg SA-like uniforms]] and begin to [[StrawFeminist preach about the superiority of women]]. Furthermore, they are once seen with a Nazi flag in the backdrop, [[NoSwastikas except with the Swastika replaced by the kanji for "woman".]]
* The uniforms of the RKO in ''LightNovel/TrinityBlood'' are based off the Waffen-SS, [[RedRightHand probably to emphasize their bad guy image.]]
* ''Anime/SaberMarionetteJ'' is rather obviously playing with this, having [[ThePsychoRangers three evil Marionettes]] wearing costumes with various degrees of similarity to Nazi uniforms and BigBad who calls himself ''Füher''
* Team Rocket in ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''. Not only do they wear uniforms similar to Nazi Germany, as well as implied to experiment on sentient creatures, but in one of Team Rocket's boss fantasies [[http://dogasu.bulbagarden.net/comparisons/houen/ag013/rocket_j.jpg during AG in the Japanese version]], they are even doing a pose similar to the Hitler salute, and militaristic footsteps are heard. (This was omitted in the English version presumably due to the implications of the scene.)
* The crew of the ''Silvana'' in ''Anime/LastExile'' wear black uniforms with silver trim that look vaguely like those of the SS, but more loosely tailored. Oddly enough, they're the good guys.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Like the Nazis, the Vandenreich modernises the Quincies' Teutonic Knight-themed history by switching the priest-themed tunics to military uniforms, changing the style of their crosses from Latin to Iron, and expanding the [[GratuitousGerman German-chanted]] powers they wield. The Jagdarmee (Hunting Unit) is sent to conquer the Hollows and control them via ethnic cleansing, and TheEmperor regularly [[ThePurge culls]] "impure" Quincies from his ranks, retaining only those he deems "pure" or "useful". The [[PraetorianGuard elite unit]] of Sternritters is called the "Schutzstaffel".
* The uniforms of Helevetian soldiers in ''Anime/SoundOfTheSky'', arguably a subversion since they aren't the villains.
* Brockenman of ''Manga/{{Kinnikuman}}'', and his son, Brocken Jr. of ''Anime/UltimateMuscle''.
* A subversion in ''Manga/{{Dolls}}'': the standard Tokkei uniform worn by the protagonists consists of a BadassLongcoat, a CommissarCap with a winged skull badge (combining the ''Reichsadler'' and the SS ''Totenkopf'') and a red armband.
* Anime/AldnoahZero: The uniform the [[HumanAliens Martian army]] particularly the {{Deuteragonist}} Slain's looks like Prussian-variation of this trope.
* ''Manga/BlueExorcist'': The Illuminati's uniforms are pretty Nazi-ish, and their lead TortureTechnician looks a lot like ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}''[='s=] Montana Max, an actual Nazi, only considerably less-respected and sure of himself. Their goal, by the way, is [[spoiler: finding or creating a strong body for their resident son of Satan and created a horde of zombies as a by-product]].
* In ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'', the uniforms worn by [[spoiler: the nation of Marley]] resemble German military uniforms from the first World War. For bonus parallels, members of an ethnic minority are required to wear an [[MarkOfShame armband]] to identify their lower status.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* The original designs for the uniforms worn by the X-Corps in ''Comicbook/XMen'' comics had distinct Nazi overtones. This was decided to be a bit tacky and the published version wear vaguely militaristic uniforms, which don't really look that different from the leather outfits the X-Men were wearing at the time, but which, nonetheless, are meant to be a clue that Something's Not Right. When we say "distinct Nazi overtones," we are of course talking about Banshee wearing a barely disguised swastika on his chest.
* ''ComicBook/VForVendetta'''s Norsefire party is pretty much literally the Third Reich [-[[RecycledInSpace IN THE UK!]]-], though the movie throws in bits of [[Literature/NineteenEightyFour Oceania]]. Unsurprising, what with Norsefire being an extension of the National Front, British Union of Fascists, British National Party, and similar groups. Even clearer in the original comics where Norsefire shares the National Front's "NF" symbol.
** The original comic does a good job of localizing its fascist government, and thus making its point that such regimes can emerge anywhere, by extrapolating from traits and tendencies that were supposedly observable in the Thatcherite government of the time of its creation. The movie gives this a SettingUpdate of sorts by drawing (considerably less subtle) parallels to the Bush administration (Adam Susan is renamed Adam Sutler in a move that is, ironically, [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler less localized]]).
* Earth Man in ''ComicBook/LegionOfSuperHeroes'' is a Terran supremacist and historical revisionist who claims Superman was originally from Earth. He leads a movement of fellow Earth natives in a campaign of hatred and bigotry towards offworlders of any kind after he and his cronies were all rejected from the Legion; not only is it established that he's basically a 31st century equivalent of a Nazi, it's the costume (and the fact that he's a statuesque blond) that really ties the image together. Also the Nazi-style armbands with Superman logos (replaced with Earth logos after their defeat at Superman's hands).
* The Dingoes in the Archie ''[[Comicbook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog Knuckles the Echidna]]'' series were this to the point that the artists were forced to remove the symbols on their uniforms.
* Vril Dox's costume in ''R.E.B.E.L.S.'' in Franchise/TheDCU bears more than a faint resemblance to a Nazi uniform, including jodhpurs.
* One [[ComicBook/ChickTracts Jack Chick]] comic-format screed envisions the country run by the secular humanists/atheists/vegetarians/whatever -- they dress in a charming mix of Nazi, Communist, and Spanish Inquisition. Oh yes, and their salute is the peace sign. And the swastika stand-in is the "ecology" symbol from ''ca.'' 1970.
* They might have been the Third Reich's worst nightmare, but the ComicBook/{{Blackhawk}}s' uniforms were partly based on the Nazis (specifically, the boots and pants.)
* Carlos Ezquerra says he made an eagle a prominent symbol of the Judges in ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'' because it was strongly associated with the Nazis and Spanish fascists, the latter of whom he lived under for many years.
* The Goths in ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}'' wear helmets that look like the helmets of WWI German soldiers. The Goths are pre-unification Germans as they are shown as bickering and prone to infighting (what quickly becomes an important plot point). Goscinny and Uderzo used a more general stereotype of militaristic, simple-minded and orderly Germans/Prussians. They later [[OldShame regretted]] this portrayal and the few Goths appearing later in the series are not putting on the Reich at all.
* The Vole Imperium from ''ComicBook/TankVixens''.
* ComicBook/LutherArkwright: The puritans in ''The Adventures of Luther Arkwright'' and the neo-puritans in ''Heart of Empire''. Includes things like mass rallies, the use of "Hail Cromwell", and black uniforms with simple silver crosses.
* In ''ComicBook/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'', the soldiers of Superman's One Earth Regime wear armor that looks like a futuristic Nazi uniform. Their helmets in particular resemble the ''Stahlhelm''.
* The {{ComicBook/Midnighter}} (whose look is basically {{Franchise/Batman}} minus the cowl ears and a black leather coat instead of the cape) once got sent back in time to 1945 Berlin and asked by a bunch of kids if he was with the Gestapo. He replied that they had the same tailor.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* In ''Literature/GoodOmens'' fic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/4996073/1/The-Viennese-Job The Viennese Job]]'' by Creator/AAPessimal, the demon Crowley, with his impeccable sense of style and cool merges into wartime German society by wearing its uniforms. Posing as an SS colonel, Crowley reflects that while the Nazis may be horrendous unspeakable bastards, they certainly cornered the market in well-tailored stylish uniforms.
* In the Sonic fanverse series, ''Dimensional Wars'' the "New Order" faction http://jaredthefox92.deviantart.com/favourites/69306637/The-New-Order is introduced as a darker path of what Moebius could become if king Scourge was forced off the thrown and what the result would be with with an interdimensional and interplanetary war between the prime world and Moebius. While not as technically advanced as the forces of the Egg Empire, the Moebian soldiers are known to be at least better trained than Eggman's usual lackeys, and they put on the Reich in spades. You have Moebian dogs mentally conditioned by dog whistles to attack with more ferocity when ordered, Wehrmacht like tactics and training, black Nazi like helmets, and the kicker? The Order openly supports genocide and interment of the 'rodents' of both worlds, (echidnas who are hated for being allied to Eggman, and hedgehogs for being heroes normally in the Sonic fandom.) However, unlike the Nazis the Order doesn't believe in harming the disabled, and both male and female soldiers have specific tasks on the battlefield.

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* In ''Disney/TheLionKing'', Scar's musical number "Be Prepared" has the hyenas goose-stepping in front of Scar in a sequence inspired by the famous Nazi propaganda film ''Film/TriumphOfTheWill''. The German dub of that scene is rather unnerving because of the Nazi parallels.
* The Chancellor of the unnamed country in ''WesternAnimation/{{Nine}}'' was obviously inspired by the Nazis. The flags, uniforms of the soldiers, hell even their [[MiniMecha combat robots]] look like stahlhelms with legs.
* Creator/RalphBakshi's movie ''WesternAnimation/{{Wizards}}'': Black Wolf's troops are explicitly in Nazi uniforms, as his military is a direct copy of the Nazis.
* The Brand X army from ''WesternAnimation/{{Foodfight}}''. They even have a Nazi Reichsadler (the eagle emblem) outside their headquarters, just with X replacing the swastika.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* In the 1987 Hindi film ''Mr.India'', everyone in the EvilOverlord Mogambo's organisation greets each other with 'Hail Mogambo', and his soldiers wear uniforms that look like SS uniforms.
* In the 2010 ''Rajnikanth'' starrer ''[[Film/{{Robot}} Endhiran]]'', when the robot Rajnikanth becomes evil after being reprogrammed by Dr. Bohra, he starts wearing trenchcoats, like the ''StateSec'', and has an army of robots who too dress up like Schutzstaffel officers.
* Subverted by the uniforms of the Federation Navy in ''Film/StarshipTroopers''. These are the "heroes" of our story (though Paul Verhoeven would probably tell you otherwise.) For instance, Creator/NeilPatrickHarris' character's uniform looks ''exactly'' like a simpler version of a Schuetzstaffel officer's, hence his FanNickname, "Doogie Howser, SS."
* The Galactic Empire in ''Franchise/StarWars''. Their soldiers are called "Stormtroopers" (an ambiguous term in English, used to translate both ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stormtrooper Stosstruppen]]'' and ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sturmabteilung Sturmabteilung]]''). And Darth Vader's helmet vaguely resembles a ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stahlhelm Stahlhelm]]'' (It's also based on the samurai ''kabuto''; the concept art made this vastly more obvious). The crew members on the Walkers appear to be wearing ''Wehrmacht'' uniforms down to the helmets, only with goggles added. Even some of their weapons are modified versions of [=WW2=] German Army equipment. For example the DLT-19 Heavy Blaster Rifle used by the Storm Troopers is a modified MG-34 machine gun and the A-280 was made using casts of the Sturmgewehr 44.
** Most blatant of all are the ExpandedUniverse's description of [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Commission_for_the_Preservation_of_the_New_Order COMPNOR]], a SA-SS hybrid. There's even a "[[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Sub-Adult_Group Sub-Adult Group]]"; [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hitler_Youth real subtle]].
** Several sequences in the movies had a definite [[Film/TriumphOfTheWill Riefenstahl]] flair:
*** In ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'', there is a shot of Trade Federation droids marching through an arch on Naboo that was almost certainly inspired by actual footage of Nazis marching through the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.
*** In ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'', there was a scene of Palpatine watching the Clone Troopers goosestepping as they prepare to be deployed for war in such a way that very closely resembles Hitler's watching the soldiers.
*** ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' was by far the most blatant use of the trope, as a lot of the film depicts things that are unmistakably similar to how UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler came to power. In the novelization for the book, Palpatine even says that his empire will last for ten thousand years in what is unmistakably a reference to Hitler's vow of a Thousand Year Reich.
*** The shot of thousands of troops lined up to welcome the Emperor in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''. Ironically, Creator/GeorgeLucas stated in the commentary that that scene in particular was actually intended to reference the May Day Parades of what was at the time the Soviet Union.
*** And it's not just the Imperial navy. The Rebel Alliance awards ceremony at the end of ''Film/ANewHope'' is modeled directly from a scene in ''Triumph of the Will''.
** In ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'', the Empire's [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/File:Imperial_Emblem.svg black emblem]] is now displayed in a white circle on the center of bright red banners.
** By ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', the remnants of the Empire (since christened the First Order) manage to take this '''further''', [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/File:FirstOrder.png down to the Reifenstahl imagery]]. Tellingly, they take more after the infamous [[StateSec SS]] than the ''Wehrmacht'' influences in the original trilogy, with Abrams even directly comparing them to Nazis who fled to South America after the war.
* Inverted with ComicBook/{{Hydra}} in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse. During the events of ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'', Hydra was a research division of Nazi Germany with uniforms and insignia resembling those of the SS. Even after [[TheStarscream turning against the Nazis]], they still retain the black uniforms and fascist imagery. However, by the modern age, they discarded most of their Nazi iconography and appearances [[spoiler:which in turn allowed them to infiltrate and hijack S.H.I.E.L.D]].
* ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'' has the Spaceball officers wearing uniforms that look more Nazi-like than the Imperial Navy they're parodying. One of the troops responds with "Jawohl commandant", which gets him an odd look from Dark Helmet.
* In ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows'', the Ministry of Magic becomes this after Voldemort takes over. The {{Mooks}} wear gray versions of the standard SA uniform, higher officials like Runcorn wear longcoats similar to those of the SS, and the Ministry starts issuing anti-muggle-born propaganda very similar to the antisemitic tracts issued by the Third Reich. Similarly, Voldemort's own Death Eaters wear hooded robes very similar to those of the Ku Klux Klan, but in black instead of white. When the regular Ministry of Magic temporarily become bad guys in ''[[Film/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix Order of the Phoenix]]'', they go for a Stalin-era Soviet look.
* The obscure political-parody film ''Hail'' features a sub-plot where the power-crazed US President creates a national police-force to serve as his personal Brownshirts. He personally designs the uniforms, staging a private fashion-show which displays various authoritarian samples from history. Upon seeing a Gestapo outfit: "I ''like'' those boots!" The disturbing final product is half Nazi, half ComicBook/CaptainAmerica.
** This sounds like a dig at UsefulNotes/RichardNixon when his White House guards got Ruritanian makeovers - quickly ridiculed out of existence.
* ''Film/{{Equilibrium}}'''s totalitarian government features a flag that is a direct copy-paste of the swastika, only with the crossbars centered on each radial. [[http://flagspot.net/flags/fic-nazi.html This website]] has a whole list of fictional flags of Nazi inspiration.
* In the {{dieselpunk}}ish 1995 film version of ''Film/RichardIII'' (starring Creator/IanMcKellen), the titular character's outfit is based off of a SS-''Oberstgruppenfuhrer'''s uniform. Additionally, his government's flag is basically the Nazi flag, but with his personal heraldic figure, a boar, in place of the swastika. This Richard is similar in appearance to Oswald Mosley, the leader of Britain's home-grown Fascist movement during the 1930s. There are also many visual {{ShoutOut}}s to ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'' in the film.
* The Octopus wears an SS uniform, ''and'' a samurai costume, ''and'' a Russian coat in ''Film/TheSpirit''. Why, you ask? Well, why not?
* In Sergei Eisenstein's ''Film/AlexanderNevsky'', the common soldiers of UsefulNotes/TheTeutonicKnights all wear identical [[FacelessGoons face-masking]] Stahlhelms. (The Stahlhelm itself was, in turn, probably based on a medieval German style of helmet called a ''Schallern''.) And the archbishop wears a miter [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a8/Nevski5.jpg with swastikas!]] Quite possibly the [[OlderThanTelevision earliest example of the trope]] (five years after ThoseWackyNazis took power).
* In the 1951 movie adaptation of ''Film/QuoVadis'', the scene where the troops march before Nero, who watches from a balcony and salutes them, is directly choreographed from ''Triumph of the Will''.
* ''Damn near everyone'' in the low-budget movie ''Film/WarriorOfTheLostWorld''. The villains (from the "Omega" political party) dress in snappy black uniforms with [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything an inverted red triangle, with a white disc and a black omega]]. Prosser, their leader, dresses in a black leather trenchcoat. However, even the good guys, [[LaResistance freedom fighters struggling against Omega]] have people dressed ''in actual Nazi uniforms.'' Including a black guy in SS uniform.
* Andy's torture outfit in ''Film/TheFinal'' is an SS uniform.
* And of course ''Film/MontyPythonsLifeOfBrian'' features a Jewish resistance group, the "suicide squad", with uniforms based on the sarazen ones, and their insignia is a... a... a [[UnusualEuphemism swastistar]]. Oh, and their commander has a toothbrush moustache, too.
** In a cut sequence, "Otto the Nazirene" is seeking "the new leader" (i.e., Brian himself, who does not let on), and suggests that after "expanding into the historically Jewish areas of Samaria" the Samaritans can be dealt with by "putting them in little camps." (Possibly someone realized in time that they were talking about annexing the West Bank.)
* CLU of ''Film/TronLegacy'' is basically an EvilCounterpart of his creator, Kevin Flynn. He has [[LargeHam grandiose]] speeches about entering the human world to rid it of its imperfections, commits genocide on the [=ISOs=], has a HomageShot to Film/TriumphOfTheWill, black-clad secret police, etc. Judging by the GladiatorGames he favors, CLU leans towards the Ancient Rome-influenced end of the Most Definitely Not Hitler scale.
* ''Film/SuperMarioBros'' provides fascist undertones to Koopa's regime, particularly in regards to the Goombas' "Storm Trooper" inspired uniforms. Additionally, early scripts indicate "lizarddom" and racial superiority as chief motivations for Koopa; he feels that mammals are inferior and need to be kept in check while eating plants (herbivores) is a sign of a race's decline.
* Just barely averted in ''Film/AnimalHouse''. The Omegas (the "evil" fraternity) are basically styled as "East Coast preppy snobs," but the filmmakers decided to go the extra mile to make them truly despicable by giving them unnecessarily militaristic rituals to practice ("Sergeant" Niedermeyer's drills on horseback come to mind), along with some casual racism and religious intolerance. The head of the costuming department later admitted that she would have dressed the Omega characters in Nazi uniforms if she had thought she could get away with it.
** In a scene where Otter returns after getting beat up by some of the Omegas he calls them "The Hitler Youth"
* [[AIIsACrapshoot David 8's]] dull grey uniforms and skull-like features (topped off with peroxide-blond hair) evoke this in ''Film/{{Prometheus}}''. (Likewise [[spoiler:his 'sister',]] Meredith Vickers.)
* ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'': The new Starfleet dress uniforms seem to hint at the undercurrent of increased militarism in the alternate timeline, some of them look like something straight out of the [[Franchise/StarWars Imperial Navy]].
** Although, strangely enough, they're now made of denim. The Gap must still exist in the future.
** Though they do also strongly resemble the uniforms from ''Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture'', with the shoulder pips denoting rank in a similar fashion to those on the [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration 24th-century uniforms]].
** Also, the brown uniforms (presumably Marines/ground forces or enlisted) evoke an image of World War 2 British and US Army uniforms.
* In ''Film/ManOfSteel'', Zod's crew includes an inexplicably German-accented and longcoat-clad Mengele {{Expy}} who tries to experiment on Superman. In ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', Franchise/{{Superman}}'s troops in [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Bruce's]] BadFuture [[NightmareSequence "Knightmare"]] give off a clear Waffen SS, right down to wearing Stahlhelm-like black helmets.
* Schist's oil company logo in ''Film/ManThing'' is very similar to the Nazi-party flag, with its red-white-black composition.
* ''Franchise/RoboCop'' has this quite a bit. Clarence Boddicker from [[Film/RoboCop1987 the first movie]] wears glasses resembling those worn by Heinrich Himmler and OCP evokes this quite a bit with corporate logo being white circle on a red background with a stylized O, C and P in black on the circle instead of a swastika. The company's private army in ''Film/RoboCop2'' wear totalitarian longcoats and caps. The Rehabs in ''Film/RoboCop3'' wear grey uniforms, and their oppressive tactics are reminiscent of Nazis; Bertha even outright calls them "Nazi sons of bitches!"
* The {{Blaxploitation}} movie ''The Black Gestapo'', which is about exactly what you think. A black mob fighting back against the system becomes increasingly radicalized until they're literally wearing SS uniforms and goose-stepping through town.
* In ''Film/{{Bright}}'', [[GoodIsNotNice Kandomere]] (the elven federal agent looking for the magic wand McGuffin loose in LA) wears a metal gorget which resembles those worn by the World War II-era [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feldgendarmerie Feldgendarmerie]] (the field military police for the German armed forces).

* Mordred's Thrashers in ''Literature/TheOnceAndFutureKing'' by T.H. White, even down to wearing armbands with a red emblem, in this case of a whip.
* An unusual (and rather original) subversion occurs in Creator/HarryTurtledove's ''Southern Victory/[[FanNickname TL-191]]'' AlternateHistory series, where while the Confederates (who are supposed to be Nazi Germany in the series) pretty much copy almost everything the Nazis do and did--from trials, to their own Expy of Hitler, to even their own salute, party cry, and genocide. The one thing the Freedom Party (the CSA version of the Nazi Party) ''doesn't'' copy is the uniforms. The description in the books and some of the covers show them to resemble [=WW2=] US uniforms. The US on the other hand does use German-styled uniforms and helmets because they have had a long-standing alliance with UsefulNotes/ImperialGermany (to the point of almost hero worship of the German Empire). As for the Germans themselves, Germany is still under the Kaiser. And, [[PlayingWithATrope ironically]], despite TL-191 Confederates eventually becoming an AlternateHistory Nazi equivalent, they mostly use equipment and uniforms clearly based off of those of their traditional allies, the British and French (tanks suspiciously similar to British ones in WWI and Spitfire-like fighter planes in WWII).
** What's even funnier about the Confederates in the Second Great War is, in spite of the uniforms and alliances with the traditional Allies, their military hardware ended up resembling German machinery. For examples, their Barrels (Tanks) were based on the Panther and Tiger tanks, their Hound Dog fighters were expies of Bf 109s, their Mule dive bombers were Stukas with Southern Crosses painted on the sides and they also fielded things like Barrel Busters (Tank Destroyers) and Stovepipes (Panzerschrecks). Despite this however, the US would be the one to field the first turbo (jet) fighters, specifically the Boeing-71 "Screaming Eagle", which was pretty much an expy of the Me 262.
* OlderThanTelevision: The 1939 Creator/SinclairLewis novel ''Literature/ItCantHappenHere'' chronicles the rise of an American fascist government driven in part by the support of conservative Christians and 'forgotten men'. The supporters of the government form a militia known as the Minute Men or M.M. They have many of the trappings of the Nazi stormtroopers, right down to implied homosexuality in the ranks and at the top (see [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernst_Röhm Ernst Roehm]].)
* The Gale Force (the Wizard's army) in ''Literature/{{Wicked}}'', though of course in green.
* ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' series depicts ex-False-Dragon Mazrim Taim, [[HeelFaceMole now ostensibly working for the good guys]], building up an army of magic-users using a variety of titles blatantly stolen from the Germans and translated into the Old Tongue. Possibly {{lampshade|Hanging}}d when General Bashere isn't sure this is the real Taim because he's shaved off his mustache.
* In Creator/DavidWeber's ''Heirs of Empire'' series, when the humans from Earth re-establish the empire and incorporate the various national militaries into a new united one, one general, an American, reflects briefly on his discomfort at wearing an Imperial Marine uniform, which is black with silver trim. In the first book of the series it was established that corrupt mutineers from the original Empire had been secretly influencing human society over millennia, including inspiring the SS uniform which was based on the Imperial Marine uniform, as a TakeThat to the mutineers who had repented and were secretly fighting them.
* In the ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'', Barrayaran military uniforms incorporate high collars, peaked caps, capes and jackboots. It [[JustifiedTrope makes sense]] for them to lavish attention on their uniforms, since Barrayarans as a group are all military-mad, and the [[BlueBlood ruling-class Vor]] insist they are not an aristocracy but [[InsistentTerminology a military caste]]. In keeping with the spirit of the trope, just before the events of the series, the government employed [[StateSec political officers]] as military watchdogs.\\
In an interesting subversion there's actually very ''little'' Germanic element in the Barrayaran culture, which is mostly a [[CultureChopSuey British-Russian fusion]], with some Napoleonic French and vaguely Greek bits thrown in. And the political officers weren't organic developments, but are a part of the EvilPlan by the [[MagnificentBastard then-current Emperor]], who mercilessly used and threw them out the moment they fulfilled their task in his plans.
* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' novel ''Literature/GhostStory'', the defenses that [[spoiler: Evil Bob]] has set up to protect [[spoiler: the Corpsetaker's lair]] in the [[SpiritWorld Nevernever]] are deliberately designed around the German defenses at Normandy, complete with wolf-like demons wearing Nazi uniforms and helmets. [[spoiler: Evil Bob]] completes the regalia by wearing a Nazi officer's uniform with black trenchcoat. Of course, seeing as how [[spoiler: Evil Bob's]] last conscious memories were from World War II, it only makes sense that he'd use the most recent and advanced military defenses he knew of. Note that it's never confirmed that the "wolfwaffen" are constructs, in which case [[spoiler:Evil Bob]] might've recruited ''actual Nazi ghosts'' for his defense force. If so, there [[SubvertedTrope may not have been any "Putting On"]] about it.
* In Norman Spinrad's novel ''The Iron Dream'' the followers of Ferric Jaggar don uniforms similar to Nazis. Of course, the writer of this novel within a novel is supposedly UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler himself (who also gets credited in the intro for designing the clothes)! Go figure.
* In ''Literature/TheDaggerAndTheCoin'' series by Daniel Abraham, the spider cult that that takes over Antea has as its banner a red flag with a white circle with an "eight-fold" symbol (implied to look like an eight-barred asterisk), which would look a lot like a Nazi flag. The cult engages in a massive propaganda campaign to the effect that there is a massive conspiracy by the entire Timzinae race against Antea--a conspiracy that is entirely imaginary. The cult uses this propaganda to manipulate Antea into launching a war of world conquest, with one of Antea's objectives being the wholesale elimination of the Timzinae. Oh, and the leader of the cult wears a black cape everywhere.
* The Concordat, the enforcement arm of Vordan's Ministry of Information in Django Wexler's ''Literature/TheShadowCampaigns'' series, acts like StateSec and dresses 100% Reich, even down to the black and silver uniform (complete with eagle emblems - though the Vordanai eagle resembles the American eagle, not a ''Reichsadler'') and the black leather BadassLongcoat. However, the Vordanai are ''not'' [[FantasyCounterpartCulture Fantasy Counterpart Germans]] - that honor goes to Hamvelt, which is a fairly obvious {{Expy}} of the Napoleonic-era Holy Roman Empire.
* The later ''Literature/{{Destroyermen}}'' books introduce a new enemy in the face of the League of Tripoli, a political entity created by a large fleet that has crossed over from another parallel world. In this world, the fear of communism (which was quickly crushed) has given rise to fascism in France, Spain, Italy, and Germany. The first three formed the Confédération États Souverains (Confederation of Sovereign States), bringing in Germany as a junior partner, and declared war on the "lesser" nations: UK, US, and Russia (no USSR in that world). The combined fleet that formed the League was on its way to Egypt to take it from Britain. As expected, League naval officers treat [[CatFolk Lemurians]] as little more than animals, disgusted that humans are treating them as equals. They're not stupid, though, and understand that Lemurians can fight, even if their technology and military might is nowhere near what the League has. The League controls the Mediterranean region and is secretly monitoring the Alliance.
* The vaguely ''Franchise/{{Fallout}}''-like setting of ''Literature/{{Victoria}}'' has a neo-nazi militia, the Landwehr, who play this completely straight, even using the original ''Waffen-SS'' military ranks. Then there's a fascist LadyLand, who are a little more subtle about it. In a rare heroic example, the good guys themselves also do it to some extent--Not so much with their uniforms, but they admire everything Prussian, to the point of using quite a bit of GratuitousGerman.
* ''Literature/TheWitcher'' features an example in the non-human volunteer force of the Nilfgaardian army known as the Vrihedd Brigade, who are essentially a fantasy version of the less reputable elements of the Waffen-SS. The Vrihedd Brigade recruits from most of the known world, wears black uniforms with thunderbolt insignia, and have a reputation for being sent in when you need a victory and couldn't care less about little words like "collateral damage" or "atrocity". Their leader, Isengrim Faoiltearna, went by the very Nazi-esque moniker "Iron Wolf".

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* The uniforms of the Alliance Navy in ''Series/{{Firefly}}''. It doesn't help that many Alliance uniforms were left over from the Starship Troopers movie, which definitely ''did'' have ''slight'' fascistic overtones.
** Lt. Womack in "The Message" wears a black leather trenchcoat and a shoulder harness similar to that of an SS officer. Being part of the Alliance's "Allied Enforcement" division isn't doing the Nazi undertones any favors.
* ''Series/BabylonFive'': The black uniforms of the Psi Cops. And the black armbands of the Nightwatch (some of whom wore brown shirts to boot). Also a man witnessed in the future trying to slander Babylon 5 personnel for propaganda purposes, and the pin on his jacket bears a symbol very much like the SS double lightning bolts.
* In ''Series/TinMan'', the Wicked Witch has as a SecretPolice the black-leather-wearing [[BadassLongcoat "Long Coats"]].
* ''Series/StargateAtlantis'':
** The Genii have uniforms that bear a fair resemblance to some German uniforms from ''UsefulNotes/WorldWarI''.
** A downplayed version occurs in "The Condemned", which features a society that deports its prisoners to the vicinity of the planet's Stargate so the Wraith will feed only on them, where the Magistrate's uniform bears some fascistic overtones.
* A weird inversion in ''Series/DoctorWho'': The [[TheNthDoctor Ninth Doctor]]'s leather jacket was patterned after a German submariner's jacket ([[http://www.thebadwolf.com/vintage.htm source]]). This is probably to reflect the fact that the Doctor has attempted (and from the audience's perspective, ''succeeded in'') an actual, intentional genocide by this point. Commented on by Captain Jack in "The Empty Child", set in [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII 1941 London]]:
-->'''Jack''': The way you guys are blending in with the local colour - I mean [[WearingAFlagOnYourHead Flag Girl]] is bad enough, but ''U-Boat Captain''?
** The very first Dalek serial includes Daleks doing Nazi salutes ([[SpecialEffectFailure with their plungers]]) while talking about how they are superior beings. It all goes downhill from there.
** In ''The Dalek Invasion of Earth'', the Daleks refer to the genocide of all Earth life with the extremely loaded term of a 'final solution'.
** Played straight with the Republic Security Forces in ''Inferno'', the organisation being an SS-like doppelganger of UNIT in a parallel world.
** A minor but notable example in ''Robot'', the Scientific Reform Society are a radical political party made up of scientists. They wear green uniforms with armbands displaying their logo.
** Done very straight with the Kaleds (the humanoid culture from whom the Daleks mutated) in "Genesis of the Daleks". To the point that the actor playing the Himmler-clone Nyder can be seen wearing a genuine Iron Cross in certain scenes.
** A more subtle example can be seen in ''The Idiot's Lantern'', in which the TV antennae are shaped like swastikas.
* The ''Franchise/StarTrek'' franchise has numerous examples of this:
** ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' has the most overt example, with a society (at the instruction of a Federation observer) copying Nazi Germany ''exactly'' in "[[Recap/StarTrekS2E21PatternsOfForce Patterns of Force]]".
*** In "[[Recap/StarTrekS2E4MirrorMirror Mirror, Mirror]]", the MirrorUniverse Starfleet uses the Roman salute (aka the Nazi salute) to greet one another.
** Mirror-Odo's uniform in the ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode "Crossover" evokes this. Though still recognizably Bajoran, it is all-black and fitted with a high collar and a belt.
*** And of course, there's Gul [[strike:Hitler]] Dukat.
*** And the Section 31 uniforms.
** The ''[[Series/StarTrekVoyager Voyager]]'' episode "The Killing Game" featured hunter-race the Hirogen capturing the Voyager crew and forcing them to re-enact a [=WW2=] holoprogram, with the Hirogen taking the part of the Nazis in occupied France. They wore their Nazi uniforms when outside the holodeck too. Somewhat averted, in that only one of them actually believes in the Nazi philosophy - the leader is ready to strike a deal with Janeway in exchange for the holodeck technology.
** ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' goes all the way in the episode "Storm Front", which has aliens with a Nazi-like ideology going back in time, ''allying with the actual Nazis'', and wearing ''actual Nazi uniforms''.
*** And then there's the Imperial Starfleet uniforms from "In A Mirror, Darkly", which are generally like their prime universe counterparts, but now include Sam Browne belts and black and silver rank epaulettes. As well, the MACO insignia is now a Totenkopf-like skull rather than the Mako Shark.
* The sci-fi television miniseries ''Series/{{V 1983}}'', which is hardly surprising as it was adapted from a script about the rise of a fascist movement in the United States. Notably such aspects as the swastika-like Visitor's flag, the Friends of the Visitors (Hitler Youth), the persecution of scientists (Jews), [[LesCollaborateurs collaborators]], the creation of fake 'incidents' to justify Visitor policies, the Great Leader (Fuhrer) and Diana's Mengele-like experiments.
** Averted by the remake, which takes a different tack. The enigmatic but charismatic Vs suddenly arrive with messages of hope, change, and universal health care.
* In the ''Series/CornerGas'' episode "Dark Circles," Brent gets a new black shirt that inspires Wanda to do her job much more quickly and nervously. Entirely accidental on Brent's part.
* In the television version of ''Series/TheStand'', Flagg's mass rally in Las Vegas features vexilloids resembling the Third Reich's flag: red, with a stylized black crow (?) fimibriated in white.
* ''Series/GarthMarenghisDarkplace''. In "The Apes of Wrath" Garth wakes up from a month-long coma to be told that monkeys have taken over the hospital. Disbelieving, he opens the door to see two monkeys in German steel helmets and carrying MP-40 submachine guns marching down the corridor.
* ''Series/{{Angel}}'':
** The Scourge, a group of [[NightmareFuel genocidal pure race demon supremacists]] were basically demon Nazis, and [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/buffy/images/6/60/Scourge.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20100520042904 they definitely dressed the part]].
** Spike literally Put on the Reich in a World War II flashback; he ate an SS officer and put on his uniform because he liked the coat. He still didn't care bollocks for the ideology, though.
* The two Munich police officers in ''Film/TheCube'', who seem to be wearing altered SS uniforms.
* Not so much the uniforms, but the flags of the Phoenix Group in ''Series/TerraNova'' resemble Nazi battle standards.
* The Peacekeepers from ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' are pretty much Space Nazis. Fascism, racial purity, the uniforms, color scheme, everything. [[CommieNazis Although their emblem actually comes from a 1920s Bolshevik army.]]
* By the end of ''Series/FirstWave'', the Gua seem to have adopted this style. In fact, when Mabus is trying to convince [[TheChosenOne Cade]] that the latter has been a ManchurianAgent from the get-go, he tries to put images in Cade's mind of Cade wearing a decidedly Nazi-like uniform and even giving a suspiciously similar salute (presumably, to Mabus).
* ''Series/BattlestarGalactica1978'' has the Eastern Alliance, one of the factions on planet Terra (despite the name, it's [[PlanetTerra not Earth]]). Their uniforms, symbolism, and ideology is clearly based on fascism. Their primary belief is that they are destined to be the rulers of the universe, and anyone who disagrees or does not bow down is to be exterminated. They're even willing to let millions of their own people be killed by retaliatory nuclear strikes in order to solve their overpopulation problems. A glaring example: they broker a secret peace treaty with the Nationalists... only to break it when it's convenient. Sound familiar? Their officer claims that they are the greatest military power in the universe... until they see the ''Galactica''. Initially shocked by her size, he resumes his rhetoric after finding out that she's the last of her kind.
* The Wesenrein, the Wesen purity group in ''Series/{{Grimm}}'', takes most of its look from the Klu Klux Klan, but when we see their headquarters, sure enough their Wolfsangel sigil is in a white circle on a red banner.
* One episode of ''Series/{{Community}}'' ended with [[TyrantTakesTheHelm Chang]] holding a meeting with his EnfantTerrible army, managing to act like [[UsefulNotes/GeorgeSPatton Patton]] and [[UsefulNotes/BenitoMussolini Mussolini]] at the same time.
* In ''Series/AdamAdamantLives'', Surveillance Services are a private security firm who make deliberate use of Nazi imagery: black uniforms, Roman salutes, and even SS collar flashes.

* The music video for Music/LadyGaga's "Alejandro" shows the male dancers in this, with Gaga herself wearing a bra with AR-15s attached.
* The music video to Music/{{Disturbed}}'s cover of "[[Music/{{Genesis}} Land of Confusion]]" has the oppressive, money-driven soldiers looking like this, going so far as to make their insignia a stylized dollar bill similar to a swastika.
* Near the end of "Music/TheWall" by Music/PinkFloyd, Pink's fragmented negative feelings metastasize into his darkest persona yet, as he hallucinates that he is a fascist dictator during the songs "In the Flesh", "Run Like Hell" and "Waiting for the Worms". Fascist Pink is nothing short of Hitler, and much of the imagery (colours, design and symbols) are taken directly from the Nazi heraldry. This comes off as supremely ironic, as Pink has essentially become the same kind of evil that took his father away from him and provided him with the first brick in the emotional wall that has led him to this point.
* Music/{{Laibach}}. Seriously. That is to say, [[RefugeInAudacity they have a serious case of this.]] [[{{Troll}} They are not taking it seriously.]]
* ''Many'' VisualKei bands and artists at one point or another. There are almost too many to name, but suffice it to say ''none'' (or very few, anyway) are known to have ''actual'' Nazi sympathies - it's strictly for shock value and that the Nazis, despite being evil, did have [[HitlerAteSugar some cool-looking clothes/designs]]. That said, this was more common years ago - the UnfortunateImplications and the possibility of being banned from touring/performing in places where NoSwastikas is in effect has much reduced the appearance of actual Nazi stylings - almost anything a modern VisualKei artist wears will be an {{expy}} of it - and even with that the criticism is often still there, so it's nowhere as common as it once was.
** One of the worst VisualKei offenders was Rosenfeld, an early 80s band that dressed as Nazis ''with actual Nazi memorabilia'' and made ''their entire image'' and even some of their songs about Naziism, to the point where it was arguable as if they actually ''did'' have Nazi sympathies. Had they just dropped the Nazi style, they could have possibly been seen as one of the founding bands of VisualKei (''especially'' because there's an ongoing FlameWar as to whether Music/XJapan plagiarized some of their non-Nazi stylings). Instead, they became an OldShame to the scene, and pretty much only remembered/celebrated by elitists or trolls.
* Music/NickiMinaj's music video for "Only" heavily uses Nazi imagery.
* Raubtier have an official video for [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogLwHEPyXBE Achtung Panzer]], which features zombie soldiers in clearly-not-[=WW2=] tanks (they look like Centurions in one view, but the artwork appears inconsistent), led by the Grim Reaper in a beret that looks more like British military than German- but the zombie soldier in command of the lead tank is wearing a rolled helmet which certainly creates the atmosphere (the grey pallette helps with this, plus the appearance of taking over the world) and the machine-gun on his cupola looks rather German [=WW2=] styled.
* Music/DavidBowie went through a period of this, especially in 1976 with his album ''Music/StationToStation'' and his "[[NaziNobleman Thin White Duke]]" persona. Even more troubling, he began expressing ''[[BecomingTheMask actual fascist ideology]]'' during this phase. (As one might expect, this was at the height of Bowie's cocaine-induced CreatorBreakdown.)

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* In ''TabletopGame/{{Rifts}}'', the Coalition soldiers are called Dead Boys because of their skull motif, ripped from the SS. Their dress uniforms are SS-based as well.
** For that matter, Emperor Prosek is (in addition to the above dress stylings) [[JustifiedTrope consciously modeling]] much of his empire's political organization, propaganda tactics, and social engineering on the Third Reich itself -- he's a historical scholar with a specialty in Nazi Germany, and has explicitly taken Hitler as his role model.
* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', the ruthless [[ThePoliticalOfficer commissars]] of the [[RedshirtArmy "Imperial Guard"]] go for the twofer by taking the name "Commissar" from the Soviet Union and the trench-coat and high-peaked cap from the Third Reich. Furthermore, some planets' regiments, like the Armageddon Steel Legion, Attilan Rough Riders and Death Korps of Krieg, wear outfits resembling those of the aforementioned villains of history. The Armageddon Steel Legion's use of gas masks is at least justified by their home planet's [[GaiasLament chokingly polluted atmosphere]], and the Death Korps of Krieg by their homeworld being subjected to [[NukeEm atomic bombardment]], [[AfterTheEnd the radiation of which has yet to clear]]. Though the Death Korps of Krieg have a German-sounding name, their uniforms take inspiration from German, French and Belgium WWI uniforms. The Death Korps of Krieg are also known for using [[SpikesOfVillainy spiked helmets]] that the basic design were infamously used by German troops in World War I, along with the coal-scuttle helmets usually associated with the Wehrmacht [[OlderThanTheyThink but actually first used by German troops in the First World War.]] [[UpToEleven They go even further]] - Krieger ''horses'' wear gasmasks and black/silver spiked barding while having one of the aforementioned Death Korps riding them. [[UpToEleven AND]] to go even further. The men of Krieg are clones. Though they don't hold a candle to a group of mercenaries who use cloning technology to keep their "perfect genetics" intact.
** Older (metal) Cadian units, on the other hand, wear obvious Wehrmacht-inspired uniforms, right down to the bread-bags, Y-straps, jack boots, and cylindrical ribbed gas mask cans.
** A bunch of platinum-blond, white-as-snow women in red-on-black armor with white and gold highlights, all fanatically devoted to an empire with an eagle motif, who are fanatically concerned with genetic and ideological purity? The Sisters of Battle combine this trope with a healthy mix of horror tropes, AmazonBrigade, and JeanneDArchetype.
** Even Orks used to put on the Reich back in TheEighties: Goffs had their iconic spiked Stahlhelms, while Bloodaxes imitated Imperial uniforms and paraphernalia down to the rank insignia and CommissarCap. The Stormboyz were the most egregious example, though: originally, they were a sub-culture of malcontent youths who rebelled against mainstream Orkish society by doing "un-Orky" stuff such as drilling, parading and being all disciplined and hierarchical. They even wore lightning bolt badges closely resembling the SS-rune.
* Centrum from ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}: Infinite Worlds'' is really closer to Communists with parachronics but they're drawn wearing snazzy Nazi-esque uniforms.
* On a related note to 40k, above, many aftermarket manufacturers of Games Workshop-compatible bitz and figures seem to like making Ork proxy miniatures with copies of historical uniforms and equipment, only oversized and cobbled together, Ork-style. Of particular note here is Kromlech.eu, who have greatcoated and Afrika Korps Orks wielding Ork-styled versions of MP40, MG42, Panzerschreck and Flakvierling.
* TabletopRPG/JAGSWonderland has the Army of No, an enormous legion of [[RealityIsOutToLunch Wild Things]] created by the [[EldritchAbomination Caretakers]] to destroy humanity. Everything ''else'' they've done is also to destroy humanity, but the sponsors of the Army wanted ''homo sapiens'' to be ''punished'' for the crime of existing first. So, they quite deliberately made the Army out to be the most gleefully AlwaysChaoticEvil force they could, making them as fascist as possible. The uniforms (many actually have their [[HighlyConspicuousUniform snappy blue jackets]] and [[HellBentForLeather leather fatigues]] sown into them on the manufacturing line so they won't screw up the dress code) was the first step.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'' adds to the "reich" theme for the Empire with large red banners with the white hexagonal Imperial symbol hanging ''everywhere''.
* It can't get more overt than the Helghast from ''VideoGame/{{Killzone}}''. Their basic {{Mook|s}} comes with a helmet, gas mask and trench coat, and they're all about the militarism and xenophobia. And that's just scratching the surface. Even their origin strongly resembles the birth of the Third Reich.
* ''VideoGame/NintendoWars'': While Black Hole soldiers look like astronauts, several Black Hole [=COs=] dress in a manner specifically intended to recall Nazis -- namely, Flak (a stahlhelm-and-greatcoat sporting grunt soldier), Adder (an officer in jodhpurs and epaulets), and Sturm himself (a general with a CommissarCap and a gas mask).
* ''VideoGame/BattalionWars'' has the Xylvanians, who are a cross between WWI Germans, Nazis, and, of course, vampires.
* The uniforms worn by United Earth Directorate officers in ''VideoGame/{{Starcraft}}'' resemble Nazi uniforms, right down to the grey overcoats and hats. Oddly, their bosses are a Frenchman and a Russian. The UED were basically [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Space Nazis]]. The UED gets bonus points for using the same interior decorators as Nazi Germany. Both have red flags with similar symbolism; the UED shows an eagle atop the Earth, echoing the Third Reich's eagle atop the swastika. Hell, Admiral [=DuGalle=] [[spoiler: kills himself]] with a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luger_P08_pistol Luger]] which was the WWII German officer's main pistol.
** Inverted with Matt Horner in ''VideoGame/StarcraftII'', who has a uniform inspired by fascists, but serves as the idealistic second-in-command of Jim Raynor. Possibly played straight in that he may have kept it from his confederate days.
* Concept art for officers of the United Earth Federation in ''VideoGame/SupremeCommander'' has a Nazi-like appearance, though none of the UEF officers in the game have any particular nationality associated with them.
* Enclave Officers from ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' wear a uniform that makes them look like a Nazi mixed in with a Confederate soldier (with maybe even some ''Franchise/StarWars'' thrown in). [[TheDragon Colonel Autumn's]] uniform is especially Reich-ish. In both ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}}'' and ''3'', they truly consider themselves and themselves alone to be the absolute master race, and who intended to kill off the entire population of America, who they perceive as "mutants." So their Putting On The Reich act becomes fitting. They also use overt imagery and rhetoric.
** The pre-War U.S. Military (from which the Enclave is [[TheRemnant directly descended]]) also used a version of Colonel Autumn's uniform. As evidenced by General Chase's overcoat and the US Army general outfit. (This ''was'' the army that violently annexed Canada.)
** In ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'', Caesar patterned his totalitarian empire after bits and pieces of the real Roman Empire. [[ShownTheirWork He succeeded spectacularly]].
*** Partly subverted by the Great Khans, who engage mostly in drug-dealing and banditry; the Courier can point out how much like their namesake they're ''not''. [[spoiler:In one ending, they may decide to rectify this and start up a proper empire]].
* The Imperial army foot soldiers in ''VideoGame/ValkyriaChronicles'' wear more medieval looking armor, but the officers such as Gregor have the Reich look going on.
* Artwork of the two pilots you play as from the [[BulletHell danmaku]] [[ShootEmUp shmup]] ''Under Defeat'' for the Dreamcast have them wearing Nazi-like uniforms. Also, PA announcements from your enemies is in [[SurprisinglyGoodEnglish perfect English]] and dialogue between your pilot and her CO is in perfect German. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVGDuGJkNyQ Subbed for your convenience.]]
* The enemy officers in ''VideoGame/ShadowComplex'' have a combination of "armored super-soldier" and "Nazi" that includes armbands with their logo on it.
* ''Franchise/StreetFighter'''s [[http://gamehall.uol.com.br/infohall/bison/bison-badazz.jpg M. Bison]].
* The Imperial Troopers in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'', who wear stahlhelms and give what appears to be a Nazi salute to the Emperor during a cutscene.
** Note also; in said cutscene, the three Generals (i.e. the soldiers considered the best of them all) behind the Emperor are Kefka, Celes and Leo. They all have blonde hair and blue eyes.
* An interesting version of this occurs in ''VideoGame/{{Metro2033}}'', combined with NoSwastikas. The Nazis use a flag with the same red foreground and the white circle in the middle, but instead of a swastika, there is a big Gothic capital letter C.
* The [[http://media.moddb.com/images/mods/1/5/4726/38458.jpg soldiers of the Rahmos empire]] from ''VideoGame/IronGrip: The Oppression'' wear [[http://media.photobucket.com/image/Iron%20grip%20conscript%20rahmos/HCU/Mods/Iron%20Grip/Conscript1.jpg a mashup]] of [[AnachronismStew a German WWI uniform and a Napoleonic era musketeer's jerkin]], plus a very Stahlhelm-esque helmet. Hardly surprising, since Rahmos is a CultureChopSuey of UsefulNotes/AllTheLittleGermanies, UsefulNotes/ImperialGermany, and GloriousMotherRussia. And they're also very militaristic and expansionist and prefer an atheist ideology over any forms of religion.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Luftrausers}}'', your faction does this up to eleven with their uniforms, logos, and generic nazi looking scientists. Although the salutes are normal salutes and instead of a swastika they use a picture of a Rauser plane.
* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'', [=SeeD=]'s men's formal uniform is essentially a Nazi SS uniform with shoulderpads.
* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', the standard (non-armor) uniforms of the Thalmor invoke this appearance. Despite being called "Robes", they're designed to look more like a longcoat than a robe, and are actually unable to closed in the front. Very fitting, as the Thalmor are essentially [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Nazi Elves]].
* Kirkwall's Templar order under Knight-Commander Meredith shows signs of this in the third act of ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII''.
* The [[BadassArmy Black Egrets]], Princess Parasoul's personal guard from fighting game ''VideoGame/{{Skullgirls}}'', has this going on. [[CoolGuns German weaponry]], stereotypical Pickelhaube helmets, grey outfits, and bright red armbands bearing an umbrella symbol, eerily similar to a swastika. Unlike most examples, they're the ''good guys'' - this trope was deliberately used as FanDisservice to the otherwise-attractive Parasoul, instilling a sense of uneasiness in the audience.
* The [[TheEmpire EKKL empire]] in the ''VideoGame/RailChase 2'' is pretty much the Third Reich in all but name. They use the same uniforms, vehicles, and everything. Even the [[http://flyers.arcade-museum.com/flyers_video/sega/16210001.jpg flyer]] depicts a guy wearing a Nazi-esque uniform and helmet.
* ''VideoGame/{{Yager}}'' has an entire Nation with obvious German and Third Reich influences. Not only do they wear uniforms, but they have destinct german accents, use german ranks, and the unit showcase mode shows a squad of their footsoldiers exploding on command and reassembling to very loud, german orders like "AAAACHTUNG", accent free, even.
* ''VideoGame/PlanetSide'''s Terran Republic doubles it up with RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver GasMaskMooks, and in the first game are a [[PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny republic in name only]]. Come the second game, they are just dirty socialists and drop the black in favor of white/gray, but the cosmetics make them even more like Third Reich, Soviet, and Russian soldiers, with {{Nice Hat}}s in the form of [[CommissarCap peaked caps]] and a Soviet side cap, a huge selection of gas masks (both fantastic and based on real designs) and a helmet designed specifically to look like the heavy-duty visored helmets favored by modern Russian soldiers.
* Columbia in ''VideoGame/BioshockInfinite'', for all its pretensions of upholding "true" American values and culture, is shown to have taken more than a few influences from UsefulNotes/ImperialGermany and (thanks to the Tears) the Third Reich.
* In ''VideoGame/PathOfExile'', the Blackguards are heavily implied to have very Nazi-like agendas, and the grunts you find in Act 3 wear armor that show hints of it. But the officers and slave drivers you find in Act 5 really bring out the [[https://p7p4m6s5.ssl.hwcdn.net/public/news/08-02-2017/ArtbookPage1.jpg Nazi]] [[http://img.youtube.com/vi/YFAPw_F3jyg/maxresdefault.jpg imagery]].
* ''VideoGame/NewDanganRonpaV3'' has Kokichi Oma, whose official art depicts him wearing a Nazi hat to affirm his talent as the [[TheAce Ultimate]] [[EvilOverlord Supreme Leader]]

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'', [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2004-09-03 invoked in universe in an attack ad on Slick.]]

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* [[TheEmpire The Sirenen Reich]] from v2-v4 ''Roleplay/OpenBlue'' was practically UsefulNotes/NaziGermany [[foldercontrol]]

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[[TheCavalierYears THE CAVALIER YEARS]]]], complete with a ([[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen female]]) Führer, an SS-ish intelligence agency, a tendency to [[StupidJetpackHitler research advanced tech]], and a [[http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/3272/ser02.jpg flag]] that looks eerily like the Nazi battle insignia. The only difference is that they wear red coats like UsefulNotes/TheBritishEmpire. v5 toned this down by replacing the Führer with a Board of Directors, but it's still pretty heavy.
* Item 21 on the [[EvilOverlordList Evil Overlord List]]: "I will hire a talented fashion designer to create original uniforms for my Legions of Terror, as opposed to some cheap knock-offs that make them look like Nazi stormtroopers, Roman footsoldiers, or savage Mongol hordes. All were eventually defeated and I want my troops to have a more positive mind-set." One that the Nazis actually followed.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales'' video ''Josh and the Big Wall'', the people of Jericho are all shown wearing Roman Centurion helmets. This is especially humorous given their French accents.
* The first season finale of ''WesternAnimation/{{Superjail}}'' Ohhh boy. Future-Warden mixes it up a little, going for the Otto von Bismarck look.
* [[WesternAnimation/AlfredJKwak Alfred Jonathan Quack/Alfred Jodocus Kwak]] had the Crow party, led by a crow named ''Dolf'', whose logo was a red flag with a white circle in it, with a crow's foot (most likely a reference to the Germanic "Algiz" rune). Subtle it was not.
** It was nonetheless chilling to watch Dolf grow from a naughty schoolboy into a fascist dictator. Also notable for the little details it threw in: Dolf was actually ''not'' a crow, but the half-breed of a crow and a blackbird, who disguised his origin by darkening his yellow beak - a sly allusion to Hitler failing to live up to the Aryan virtues he espoused.
* ''WesternAnimation/WhateverHappenedToRobotJones'': Principal Madman has a mustache that is similar to Adolf Hitler's own.
* Fire Nation troops on ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' wear Mongol-derived armour with designs that even include skull-shaped face plates. Bonus points for actually using the (somewhat silly) [[WhiteMaskOfDoom skull-face masks]] to further the plot, and for establishing that the Fire Nation isn't inherently worse than anyone else (the same way not AllGermansAreNazis, and other countries have dark pasts too).
* On ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', troopers in Kuvira's army have helmets that resemble [[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-RsMlyJaGiuM/VEXJQKcXmiI/AAAAAAAAMII/k5hdROUo_uc/s1600/KorraNYCC2014_13.jpg stahlhelm helmets.]]
* The nation of [[FantasyCounterpartCulture Thembria]] in ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' is based off of the Soviet Union. Occasionally there appeared a race of cruel, Germanic-accented dogs who wore SS-looking uniforms and menaced the skies above Cape Suzette in a zeppelin.
* Even though Standards and Practices forbade the writers of ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' from showing any Nazis onscreen in ComicBook/CaptainAmerica's introductory episode, the ComicBook/RedSkull wears an SS uniform and an Iron Cross, [[NoSwastikas albeit with the Swastika replaced with a HYDRA emblem]].
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'': The troops of General Zahl in "The Last Patrol!" wear uniforms that are very strongly reminiscent of Nazi stormtroopers. Of course, in the original comics Zahl was a former Nazi.
* The Cola Secret Police in the ''WesternAnimation/TazMania'' episode "We'll Always Have Taz-Mania" (which was a parody of ''Film/{{Casablanca}}'').
* ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'': Frau Bluke's robots in "The Midnight Zone" have a strong resemblance to Nazi stormtroopers. Then you remember that she was German and was alive during WWII. So in all likeliness she probably was a Nazi Scientist.
* ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'': In "Brave New Metropolis", the Superman of an alternate universe is a KnightTemplar who takes a more authoritarian approach against crime, shown by wearing an all-black costume with his Superman "S" logo resembling those from the SS logo.
* ''WesternAnimation/ItEtaitUneFois''... Space: The military personnel of Cassiopeia carries armbands styled as Nazi ones except that have instead of a swastika a "W", that represents that constellation. In addition to this, General Pest is said to have been chosen as leader because of how the masses follow him, echoing Hitler.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'': In the episode "The Safety", Darwin goes overboard about safety. By "overboard", I mean [[spoiler: monitoring everyone around town via security cameras, replacing police batons with blow-up replicas, and chaining people to their seats]]. When Gumball reaches his "evil lair" to stop him, [[http://imgur.com/EchW45z Darwin is dressed like this.]] He also has [[http://imgur.com/YYG0Ri2 these flags]] hanging, which look suspiciously similar to [[http://imgur.com/ovY34U7 a rather well-known]] piece of Nazi symbolism. A rare example in which it's PlayedForComedy. Disturbing comedy, but still comedy.