The Ku Klux Klan (KKK for short) are one of the most recognized and infamous paramilitary hate group in the Western world and their extreme xenophobic doctrine are widely seen as harmful in modern society. As such, they are commonly featured in fictional medias as a villains.
In fiction, just like their real life counterpart, the Ku Klux Klan tend to wear the notorious white hooded robes and engages in various crimes, such as burning crosses, bullying, kidnappings, assaults, assassinations, murders, racist bullying, racist violence, gay bullying, lesbian bullying, anti-communist terrorism, arsons, vandalism, lynching, hate crimes, and other violence acts, such as impaling, merciless beating, shooting, stabbing, strangling, meat cleavers, and beheading with Japanese katanas. Since firearms and automatic weapons were used on a limited scale with most of the killings being carried out with butcher knives, chainsaws, hunting knives, Japanese-style sickles, hatchets, lassos, bayonets, western-style swords, Japanese-style chain sickles, baseball bats, tennis rackets, golf clubs, pitchforks, machetes, pickaxes, shovels, and other makeshift weapons. Just like their real life counterparts, however, the main foes of the Ku Klux Klan are illegal immigrants, immigrants, Catholics, Muslims, LGBT people, communist sympathizers, leftists, Jews, and communists. Most importantly, each of them had also advocated extremist reactionary positions such as white nationalism, anti-immigration and – especially in later iterations – Nordicism, antisemitism, anti-Catholicism, prohibition, right-wing populism, anti-communism, homophobia, Islamophobia, Sinophobia, and anti-atheism.