Question: In my novel, I have a small yet powerful organization controlled by the main character. In many ways, they're a combination of paramilitary, secret police, and personal bodyguards; rather similar to how the Myrmidons (as portrayed in the film Troy, rather than mythology) were the personal following of Achilles. Anyway, they are fanatically loyal to the main character, who is a noble, though rather severe, person. The novel is in a more modern setting though, kind of like dieselpunk. My problem: Among a few lesser things, this organizations look could be compared to Nazis. Not fair, but true. They have no such ideology, and in fact they work towards good, but their looks are a bit similar. For example, their salute is similar to the Nazi salute; it's just that at the end of their arm, their hand is in a fist instead of flat. But this salute was based (ironically, like the Nazis') off the salutes of Ancient Rome, that's all. How can I portray these people the way I want, while fighting off these similarities to people like the SS? Thank you!
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