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15th Dec '16 6:43:53 PM Luigifan
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They almost always will have [[UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents drawling accents]], [[HairTriggerTemper be hot-tempered]], drop plenty of {{Cluster F Bomb}}s and - ironically - be [[DumbMuscle as dumb as bricks]] (ironic because its earliest members had been classically educated, and "Ku Klux" itself was [[WickedCultured inspired by the ancient Greek word for "circle"]]).

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They almost always will have [[UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents drawling accents]], [[HairTriggerTemper be hot-tempered]], drop plenty of {{Cluster F Bomb}}s and - -- ironically - -- be [[DumbMuscle as dumb as bricks]] (ironic because its earliest members had been classically educated, and "Ku Klux" itself was [[WickedCultured inspired by the ancient Greek word for "circle"]]).



* The Arctic Nation in the ''ComicBook/{{Blacksad}}'' album of the same name is a mix between this [[ANaziByAnyOtherName and the Nazi Party]]. At the beginning they wear uniforms resembling Nazi party ones complete with red armbands, and later wear ones resembling those of the KKK. Because this is a setting of PettingZooPeople, they're [[FantasticRacism white fur supremacists]].

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* The Arctic Nation in the ''ComicBook/{{Blacksad}}'' album of the same name is a mix between this [[ANaziByAnyOtherName and the Nazi Party]]. At the beginning beginning, they wear uniforms resembling Nazi party ones complete with red armbands, and later wear ones resembling those of the KKK. Because this is a setting of PettingZooPeople, they're [[FantasticRacism white fur supremacists]].



* ''ComicBook/{{Bamse}}'': The adventure ''Något luktar--men vad?'' (Something smells--but what?) has Knocke and Smocke trying to drive out a just moved-in family of skunks. They get help from other characters by dressing up as Klansmen in white sheets, nighttime meetings, and carrying torches.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Bamse}}'': The adventure ''Något luktar--men luktar -- men vad?'' (Something smells--but smells -- but what?) has Knocke and Smocke trying to drive out a just moved-in family of skunks. They get help from other characters by dressing up as Klansmen in white sheets, nighttime meetings, and carrying torches.



* ComicBook/SuskeEnWiske: The villains in ''De Tuf-Tuf-Club'' are all dressed in hoods that make 'em appear like the Ku Klux Klan. They are not racist or in any affiliated to the Klan, however.
* ComicStrip/{{Nero}}: A hooded Klan-esque villain appears in ''De Linkadoors'', though he is not reprented as racist. In ''De Clo Clo Clan'' and ''De Wraak Van De Grote Clo'' another Klan-esque antagonistic secret society dressed in hoods lives on the North Pole and call themselves ''The Clan''. Once again not racist.

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* ComicBook/SuskeEnWiske: The villains in ''De Tuf-Tuf-Club'' are all dressed in hoods that make 'em them appear like the Ku Klux Klan. They are not racist or in any way affiliated to the Klan, however.
* ComicStrip/{{Nero}}: A hooded Klan-esque villain appears in ''De Linkadoors'', though he is not reprented represented as racist. In ''De Clo Clo Clan'' and ''De Wraak Van De Grote Clo'' Clo'', another Klan-esque antagonistic secret society dressed in hoods lives on the North Pole and call themselves ''The Clan''. Once again again, not racist.



** The Klan is also portrayed as not having the support of the local population. After a politician (who has already annoyed the crowd) lets slip that he's a Klansman, he gets literally ridden out on a rail. This isn't ''entirely'' accurate for Mississippi in the first half of the century, but the movie is set in the 1930s--by which point the Klan's great popularity of the 1910s and 20s had faded--so it's not ''entirely'' impossible, either. Couple that with the ''immense'' popularity of the Soggy Bottom Boys, and it's practically reasonable.

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** The Klan is also portrayed as not having the support of the local population. After a politician (who has already annoyed the crowd) lets slip that he's a Klansman, he gets literally ridden out on a rail. This isn't ''entirely'' accurate for Mississippi in the first half of the century, but the movie is set in the 1930s--by 1930s -- by which point the Klan's great popularity of the 1910s and 20s had faded--so faded -- so it's not ''entirely'' impossible, either. Couple that with the ''immense'' popularity of the Soggy Bottom Boys, and it's practically reasonable.



* In ''Film/ForrestGump'', Gump says he was named after Nathan Bedford Forrest, the first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, although Gump, being Gump, doesn't realize this. (He's also apparently a descendant of Forrest).

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* In ''Film/ForrestGump'', Gump says he was named after Nathan Bedford Forrest, the first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, although Gump, being Gump, doesn't realize this. (He's also apparently a descendant of Forrest).Forrest.)



* In Creator/QuentinTarantino's film ''Film/DjangoUnchained'' there's a scene PlayedForLaughs in which a prototype of the Klan, the Regulators led by plantation and slave owner "Big Daddy" Bennett, struggle to get ill-fitting hoods on as they attempt to kill the title character and his partner Dr. King Schultz for killing the Brittle Brothers. They are easily tricked by the heroes and get blown up and sent running, with Django putting a bullet through Big Daddy.
* The Ku Klux Klan plays a pretty big role in ''Film/ATimeToKill''. They support Carl's conviction (he murdered two white rapists who were likely to get off scot free for molesting his daughter), and Freddie Lee Cobb (whose grandfather was a Klansmen) enlists their help to sow mayhem. They protest in front of the courthouse, starting a riot with a black crowd, which interupts the court's proceedings. The Grand Wizard is killed, but Freddie and the remaining Klan members continue to intimidate and send death threats to Jake to make him step down as Carl's defense attorney. He doesn't.
* Humorously portrayed in the Richard Pryor comedy ''Film/BustinLoose'', as they end up helping a bus load of school children get out of a mud hole, only to fall face first into the mud.

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* In Creator/QuentinTarantino's film ''Film/DjangoUnchained'' ''Film/DjangoUnchained'', there's a scene PlayedForLaughs in which a prototype of the Klan, the Regulators led by plantation and slave owner "Big Daddy" Bennett, struggle to get ill-fitting hoods on as they attempt to kill the title character and his partner Dr. King Schultz for killing the Brittle Brothers. They are easily tricked by the heroes and get blown up and sent running, with Django putting a bullet through Big Daddy.
* The Ku Klux Klan plays a pretty big role in ''Film/ATimeToKill''. They support Carl's conviction (he murdered two white rapists who were likely to get off scot free scot-free for molesting his daughter), and Freddie Lee Cobb (whose grandfather was a Klansmen) enlists their help to sow mayhem. They protest in front of the courthouse, starting a riot with a black crowd, which interupts the court's proceedings. The Grand Wizard is killed, but Freddie and the remaining Klan members continue to intimidate and send death threats to Jake to make him step down as Carl's defense attorney. He doesn't.
* Humorously portrayed in the Richard Pryor comedy ''Film/BustinLoose'', as they end up helping a bus load busload of school children schoolchildren get out of a mud hole, only to fall face first face-first into the mud.



* ''Film/FreeStateOfJones'': The KKK is shown during the Reconstruction years, murdering blacks who try to vote or register others such as Moses. Unfortunately [[TheBadGuyWins they succeed]] in largely preventing them from voting.

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* ''Film/FreeStateOfJones'': The KKK is shown during the Reconstruction years, murdering blacks who try to vote or register others such as Moses. Unfortunately Unfortunately, [[TheBadGuyWins they succeed]] in largely preventing them from voting.



* The Literature/SherlockHolmes story ''The Five Orange Pips'' features a client who unwittingly inherited secrets belonging to the KKK. Holmes figures out the Klan's game, [[spoiler:but is unable to save his client's life]]. Quite possibly the only work ever to portray the Klan as scarily competent traceless assassins. [[spoiler: Holmes still managed to essentially scare them from returning to land, resulting in them dying at sea, at least, so he got payback.]]

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* The Literature/SherlockHolmes story ''The Five Orange Pips'' features a client who unwittingly inherited secrets belonging to the KKK. Holmes figures out the Klan's game, [[spoiler:but is unable to save his client's life]]. Quite possibly the only work ever to portray the Klan as scarily competent traceless assassins. [[spoiler: Holmes [[spoiler:Holmes still managed to essentially scare them from returning to land, resulting in them dying at sea, at least, so he got payback.]]



* ''Literature/RollOfThunderHearMyCry'' is about a black family in the 1930s and they have several encounters with the KKK.
* The father of one of the protagonists in ''Literature/FoolOnTheHill'' was in the (Third) Klan, and brought his son into the children's auxiliary, which is described as not that different from the Cub Scouts ... from the perspective of a ten-year-old. Looking back, the college-age protagonist considers it a permanent stain on his character.
* They are featured in ''Literature/GoneWithTheWind'', portrayed as a gentleman's organization needed to protect vulnerable white woman from "bad" freed slaves looking to rape, rob and pillage--a major sequence finds them going out to avenge an attack on Scarlett.

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* ''Literature/RollOfThunderHearMyCry'' is about a black family in the 1930s 1930s, and they have several encounters with the KKK.
* The father of one of the protagonists in ''Literature/FoolOnTheHill'' was in the (Third) Klan, and brought his son into the children's auxiliary, which is described as not that different from the Cub Scouts ...Scouts... from the perspective of a ten-year-old. Looking back, the college-age protagonist considers it a permanent stain on his character.
* They are featured in ''Literature/GoneWithTheWind'', portrayed as a gentleman's organization needed to protect vulnerable white woman women from "bad" freed slaves looking to rape, rob and pillage--a pillage -- a major sequence finds them going out to avenge an attack on Scarlett.



* ''Discworld/InterestingTimes'': The book went through several titles, one of them Imperial Wizard (the plot is kicked off by the ImperialChina analogue demanding they be sent a wizard- Rincewind in this case).

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* ''Discworld/InterestingTimes'': The book went through several titles, one of them Imperial Wizard (the plot is kicked off by the ImperialChina analogue demanding they be sent a wizard- wizard -- Rincewind in this case).



* On ''Series/BoardwalkEmpire'' the Klan are a problem for Nucky Thompson because he gets a lot of his political support from the black community and the black gangster Chalky White is one of Nucky's main associates. In season one when one of Chalky's people is lynched, Nucky allows him to torture a Klan leader for information. In season two, the Klan has its revenge when they attack Chalky's liquor warehouse and kill four of Chalky's men. When Chalky kills one of the Klansmen in self defense, Nucky has to pull a lot of strings so Chalky is not tried and executed for murder. However, the Klan has little power in Atlantic City so they are never too serious a problem for Nucky.

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* On ''Series/BoardwalkEmpire'' ''Series/BoardwalkEmpire'', the Klan are a problem for Nucky Thompson because he gets a lot of his political support from the black community and the black gangster Chalky White is one of Nucky's main associates. In season one one, when one of Chalky's people is lynched, Nucky allows him to torture a Klan leader for information. In season two, the Klan has its revenge when they attack Chalky's liquor warehouse and kill four of Chalky's men. When Chalky kills one of the Klansmen in self defense, self-defense, Nucky has to pull a lot of strings so Chalky is not tried and executed for murder. However, the Klan has little power in Atlantic City City, so they are never too serious a problem for Nucky.



* A hilarious example in the ''Series/Switch1975'' parody of Series/GermanysNextTopModel. The models present Ku Klux Klan costumes to the jury. The jury-member Bruce Darnel , an american negro and AmbiguouslyGay LargeHam (actual Hoecker in BlackFace) says: ''This makes me feel so hot, I feel ... fire''. Then Heidi Klum (who is married to the (black) rapper {{Music/Seal}} say : ''I will take this ghost-outfit home, to suprise my husband''.

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* A hilarious example in the ''Series/Switch1975'' parody of Series/GermanysNextTopModel. The models present Ku Klux Klan costumes to the jury. The jury-member Bruce Darnel , Darnel, an american negro American Negro and AmbiguouslyGay LargeHam (actual Hoecker in BlackFace) says: ''This makes me feel so hot, I feel ... fire''. Then Heidi Klum (who is married to the (black) rapper {{Music/Seal}} say : {{Music/Seal}}) says: ''I will take this ghost-outfit home, to suprise my husband''.



* An episode of ''Series/QuantumLeap'' had Sam leap into a white man secretly assisting black voting registration in 1950s Alabama. The man's father-in-law and several of his friends were all Klan memmbers. The episode ended with Sam (with Al's help) foiling a church bombing that would killed several innocent children. Then, when the Klan is about to lynch one of the local black leaders anyway, Sam manages to [[ShamingTheMob shame the Klan]] into standing down.

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* An episode of ''Series/QuantumLeap'' had Sam leap into a white man secretly assisting black voting registration in 1950s Alabama. The man's father-in-law and several of his friends were all Klan memmbers. The episode ended with Sam (with Al's help) foiling a church bombing that would have killed several innocent children. Then, when the Klan is about to lynch one of the local black leaders anyway, Sam manages to [[ShamingTheMob shame the Klan]] into standing down.



* Ku Klux Klan #1, #2 and #3 of Wrestling/{{AAA}}, Wrestling/{{CMLL}} and other Mexican promotions. Officially there are only three, but six men have worn the mask in actuality. Ironically, they wear black. There is also an unmasked wrestler named Ku Klux Klan who is not affiliated with the others.

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* Ku Klux Klan #1, #2 #2, and #3 of Wrestling/{{AAA}}, Wrestling/{{CMLL}} Wrestling/{{CMLL}}, and other Mexican promotions. Officially there are only three, but six men have worn the mask in actuality. Ironically, they wear black. There is also an unmasked wrestler named Ku Klux Klan who is not affiliated with the others.



* In the climax of "The Foreigner", by Larry Shue, the Klan attacks Betty's lodge, led by the obviously evil Owen Musser. "This here's the Klan, y'all! Y'all don't fool with the Klan!" Later on, it is revealed [[spoiler: that the Reverend David Lee, who was engaged to Betty's guest Catherine, was working with Owen, and only wanted Catherine for her money.]]

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* In the climax of "The Foreigner", by Larry Shue, the Klan attacks Betty's lodge, led by the obviously evil Owen Musser. "This here's the Klan, y'all! Y'all don't fool with the Klan!" Later on, it is revealed [[spoiler: that [[spoiler:that the Reverend David Lee, who was engaged to Betty's guest Catherine, was working with Owen, and only wanted Catherine for her money.]]



** In another episode the town is set upon by rich people (who just so happen to be black), and the rank-and-file residents try to get rid of them. Mr. Garrison proposes dressing up like [[BedsheetGhost ghosts]] and burning "lower-case Ts", for "Time to leave", on their lawns. In both cases, the rich people [[StrangeMindsThinkAlike see these displays as exactly what Garrison intended them to be.]]

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** In another episode episode, the town is set upon by rich people (who just so happen to be black), and the rank-and-file residents try to get rid of them. Mr. Garrison proposes dressing up like [[BedsheetGhost ghosts]] and burning "lower-case Ts", for "Time to leave", on their lawns. In both cases, the rich people [[StrangeMindsThinkAlike see these displays as exactly what Garrison intended them to be.]]



* ''DrawnTogether'': In "Freaks and Greeks" one of the many 'pranks' that Captain Hero plays on his new Greek fratboy neighbours [[note]]In actuality, just an immigrant family who want nothing to do with him.[[/note]] includes burning a cross outside their front lawn while he, Wooldoor and Xander wear Klan robes and yell antisemitic battle cries, [[SoundtrackDissonance with the song "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" by Cyndi Lauper playing in the background.]]

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* ''DrawnTogether'': In "Freaks and Greeks" Greeks", one of the many 'pranks' that Captain Hero plays on his new Greek fratboy neighbours [[note]]In actuality, just an immigrant family who want nothing to do with him.[[/note]] him[[/note]] includes burning a cross outside their front lawn while he, Wooldoor Wooldoor, and Xander wear Klan robes and yell antisemitic battle cries, [[SoundtrackDissonance with the song "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" by Cyndi Lauper playing in the background.]]
20th Nov '16 4:36:30 AM contrafanxxx
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* Asclepius from ''Anime/FlipFlappers'' appear to be modeled after the KKK.
22nd Sep '16 9:29:01 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/TheBirthOfANation'' was one of the earliest films ever, and portrayed the KKK as heroes. It garnered widespread controversy as well as critical acclaim, and it's credited with helping spark the revival of the Ku Klux Klan in the 20th century.

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* ''Film/TheBirthOfANation'' ''Film/{{The Birth of a Nation|1915}}'' was one of the earliest films ever, and portrayed the KKK as heroes. It garnered widespread controversy as well as critical acclaim, and it's credited with helping spark the revival of the Ku Klux Klan in the 20th century.



* ''The Clansman'', the 1905 novel by Thomas Dickson, which inspired ''Film/TheBirthOfANation''.

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* ''The Clansman'', the 1905 novel by Thomas Dickson, which inspired ''Film/TheBirthOfANation''.''Film/{{The Birth of a Nation|1915}}''.
15th Sep '16 4:18:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/BadBoys II'' has Mike and Marcus shooting it out with a chapter of the Klan in the movie's first major shootout.

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* ''Film/BadBoys II'' ''Film/BadBoysII'' has Mike and Marcus shooting it out with a chapter of the Klan in the movie's first major shootout.
15th Sep '16 4:17:52 AM Morgenthaler
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The UsefulNotes/KuKluxKlan has appeared a lot in fiction, especially in the DeepSouth. As one of the most well-known hate groups in history, and with their [[IconicOutfit distinctive white robes]] and [[InTheHood pointed hoods]], they are commonly found as {{Politically Incorrect Villain}}s. They almost always will have [[UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents drawling accents]], [[HairTriggerTemper be hot-tempered]], drop plenty of {{Cluster F Bomb}}s and - ironically - be [[DumbMuscle as dumb as bricks]] (ironic because its earliest members had been classically educated, and "Ku Klux" itself was [[WickedCultured inspired by the ancient Greek word for "circle"]]).

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The UsefulNotes/KuKluxKlan (or a fascimile thereof) has appeared a lot in fiction, especially in the DeepSouth. As one of the most well-known hate groups in history, and with their [[IconicOutfit distinctive white robes]] and [[InTheHood pointed hoods]], they are commonly found as {{Politically Incorrect Villain}}s. Villain}}s.

They almost always will have [[UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents drawling accents]], [[HairTriggerTemper be hot-tempered]], drop plenty of {{Cluster F Bomb}}s and - ironically - be [[DumbMuscle as dumb as bricks]] (ironic because its earliest members had been classically educated, and "Ku Klux" itself was [[WickedCultured inspired by the ancient Greek word for "circle"]]).
21st Aug '16 6:24:54 PM eroock
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[[caption-width-right:350:The Klansman costume: when no one is supposed to know you're racist.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:The [[caption-width-right:300:The Klansman costume: when no one is supposed to know you're racist.]]
21st Aug '16 12:10:42 PM nombretomado
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* In the ECComics story "Under Cover!" (''Shock [=SuspenStories=]'' #6), a reporter who witnesses a woman captured and flogged to death by the Black Vigilante Society (who are the KKK in all except name and hood color) finds that he is their next target.

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* In the ECComics Creator/ECComics story "Under Cover!" (''Shock [=SuspenStories=]'' #6), a reporter who witnesses a woman captured and flogged to death by the Black Vigilante Society (who are the KKK in all except name and hood color) finds that he is their next target.
31st Jul '16 7:07:31 PM Fireblood
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* ''Film/FreeStateOfJones'': The KKK is shown during the Reconstruction years, murdering blacks who try to vote or register others such as Moses. Unfortunately they succeed in largely preventing them from voting.

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* ''Film/FreeStateOfJones'': The KKK is shown during the Reconstruction years, murdering blacks who try to vote or register others such as Moses. Unfortunately [[TheBadGuyWins they succeed succeed]] in largely preventing them from voting.
31st Jul '16 7:07:00 PM Fireblood
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* ''Film/FreeStateOfJones'': The KKK is shown during the Reconstruction years, murdering blacks who try to vote or register others such as Moses. Unfortunately they succeed in largely preventing them from voting.
9th Jul '16 7:36:42 PM PalmerianProfessor
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* Ironically, the traditionally Protestant Ku Klux Klan are one of two major inspirations for the Vatican's Papal Knights in ''{{Manga/Hellsing}}'' (the other being UsefulNotes/TheKnightsTemplar and other Crusades-era knightly orders). Although the pointy hoods actually originated with the Spanish Inquisition, the white color and flowing capes are clearly taken from the KKK.

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* Ironically, the traditionally Protestant Ku Klux Klan are one of two major inspirations for the Vatican's Papal Knights in ''{{Manga/Hellsing}}'' (the other being UsefulNotes/TheKnightsTemplar and other Crusades-era knightly orders). Although the pointy hoods and robes actually originated with the Spanish Inquisition, the white color and flowing capes are clearly taken from the KKK.Inquisition.
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