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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 are 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 the KKK is both a real-world organization and still active.
  • Killing members of the KKK does not lower your in-game honor.
  • 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.


           Red Dead Series Villains

Red Dead Revolver
Bad Bessie | Bloody Tom | Captain Bufias | Colonel Daren | General Diego | Governor Griffon | Grizzly | Holstein Hal | Longhorn Luke | Mr. Black | Pig Josh | Professor Perry | Sam | Smitty | Ugly Chris Bailey

Red Dead Redemption
Abraham Reyes | Agustin Allende | Archer Fordham | Bill Williamson | Dutch van der Linde | Edgar Ross | Espinoza | Javier Escuella | Norman Deek | Seth Briars | Vincente De Santa

Undead Nightmare

Red Dead Redemption II
Alberto Fusar | Andrew Milton | Angelo Bronte | Arthur Morgan | Bray and Tammy Aberdeen | Catherine Braithwaite | Cleet and Joe | Colm O'Driscoll | Colonel Henry Favours | Edmund Lowry Jr. | Elias Green | Ku Klux Klan | Laramie Gang Leader | Leigh Gray | Leopold Strauss | Leviticus Cornwall | Levi Simon | Micah Bell | Mr. Abel | Murfree Brood | Otis Skinner | Saint Denis Vampire | Skinner Brothers | Van der Linde gang

Red Dead Online
Amos Lancing | Grace Lancing | Jeremiah Shaw | Teddy Brown | Teddy Brown's Boys

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