From the dev blog: "As with everything else in Crackdown the characters were designed to compliment the over-the-top action. Lets face it, we were going to be stomping on these guys heads, juggling them with rockets and throwing them off buildings so it seemed only right (and prudent) to make them look colourful and stylised. In fact, who am I kidding?... we wanted them to almost look like they were enjoying it! ?"