"It's funny, if you read the backstory to Killzone, the running theme is the Helghast getting fucked over a picket fence left, right, and center. But we're supposed to hate them for bearing a grudge! They could easily work as the heroes if they didn't have the 'image problem'. Glowing red eyes and Nazi hats.. yeah, they could probably garner more sympathy if they swapped those out for some star-shaped sunglasses and a fez."
"Any of you who know a little bit about history and fashion will know that Hugo Boss made the uniforms for the Nazis. The Nazis did have flaws, but, you know, they did look fucking fantastic, let's face it, while they were killing people on the basis of their religion and sexuality."
I suppose I shouldn't push the Nazi/rat analogy too far, for fear of bringing down Godwin's Law upon my head. But I'm not the one who outfitted the rat army in Prussian-style spiked helmets and vaguely fascist uniforms, or gave them lines alluding to "an empire that will last a thousand years."
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 foot soldiers, or savage Mongol hordes. All were eventually defeated and I want my troops to have a more positive mind-set.
— Rule 21, The Evil Overlord List