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The Ku Klux Klan are a militant group found in the Red Dead Redemption universe, available as encounters within side-missions in Red Dead Redemption 2, where one can hunt down, capture or kill various members of the infamous organization : despite being based on a dangerous terrorist group, many encounters with the KKK in Red Dead Redemption 2 have elements of dark comedy in them, which portray the KKK as rather foolish (for example they often set themselves on fire or end up injuring themselves in some fashion, even without the player antagonizing them).
The Ku Klux Klan can be encountered in various locations across the map, where they are engaging in various gatherings - while they will not attack the player on sight they can still be attacked by players, either directly or via ambushing : one noteable encounter finds the player stumbling upon an initiation ritual where the Klan are welcoming a new member, complete with cross burning and promises of purifying the land.
Another encounter finds the player coming across three Klan members struggling to set up a heavy cross, this time around the Klan members will attack on sight (or at least one, as it is possible for two to die upon being startled as the cross falls on them, thus crushing them).
A third encounter can be found in which a small number of Klansmen are arguing with each other at a failed rally, one complaining about the low attendance and thus angers the others - resulting in a violent in-fighting.
- For obvious reasons the inclusion of the KKK is one of the game's more controversial additions, due to the fact that the KKK is both a real-world organization and is still partially active. However, unlike in real life, they are all portrayed as incompetent losers, more likely to die by their own stupidity than from outside interference. Though the game awards high honour if you kill them all yourself.
- Ironically the real-life KKK was not active during the time period the game is set in, having died out by around 1872 and would not return to power until the 1910s.
- It is revealed from a lengthy parchment that can be looted from the KKK's leader that they are affiliated with a racist preacher located in Saint Denis.
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