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"You either die a gamer, or live long enough to see yourself become a furry."
Harvey Dent

The Ballad Of The N-Word is a piece of media that is not easily described with words. Created by Liam Bilsky, this cinematic amalgamation of The Dark Knight and absurd yet appealing memes of bad quality is a form of an ironic love letter to the short-lived, but memorable era of the Gang Weed culture. The Ballad of The N-Word is centered around the antics of the nefarious gamer and anarchist known as The Pranker, as Batman tries to stop him from destroying Gotham by uttering the N-Word.

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  • Dramatic Unmask: "I believe that what doesn't kill you simply makes you... cringier."
  • Political Overcorrectness: The mere prospect of the N-Word being spoken out loud terrifies the entire population of Gotham. When Rachel finally says it, it results in a huge explosion.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: The Pranker is notorious for his evil and terrifying N-Word powers.
    The Pranker: I'm going to make this minority disappear.
  • Product Placement: "This is just a dank-tastic reminder that this movie is sponsored by Monster Energy."
    Lucius Fox: "I think I speak for all of us when I say let's get a round of some Mountain Dew Ice!"
    Gordon: "He's drinking Monster."
  • Sensory Abuse: The visuals are done in a heavy distorted and low quality fashion and audio is humongously loud and ear-splitting.
  • Shout-Out:
    • Los Santos Police Department is mentioned several times.
    • "Let's put you on Reddit."
    • "They will find us and jumpscare us with Golden Freddy and put us in the Freddy Fazbear suit. I bet you they like Call of Duty: Ghosts"
    • "If you don't like your Audible subscription, we'll gladly refund it, assuming Batman hasn't hacked your bitcoin.
    • "You can stop suicide and we must get Shrek 2 back on the shelves. That's the only way we can solve suicide."
    • "This two-bit noob, still wears default skin. He's never seen Garfield."
    • For some reason, the video frequently uses loudly distorted clips of Brody Foxx and the Muffin Song, interrupting dialogue scenes whenever placed in.
  • Stylistic Suck: The maximum resolution of this video is 360p, and the audio is recorded in the most shoddy and cheap way possible, in order to further its gamer aesthetic.
  • Take That!
    • The movie makes its opinion on the Minions movie fanbase crystal clear.
    Gordon: That's some unfunny shit.
    Dent: Jesus Gordon, you're a noob.
    Gordon: Says the guy who likes the Minions movie.
    • The Pranker's dialogue reveals some of his political biases.
    "You know, you remind me of President Bush. I hated President Bush!"

"Why so cringy?"