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"'It's time to rise, it's time to walk the road of freedom, it's time to throw off the yoke of oppression, break free the chains and regain control of our destinies. It's time for revolution.'"

Huey Freeman is the main protagonist of The Boondocks. He is the oldest grandson of Robert Freeman and the older brother of Riley Freeman. He is portrayed as a self-proclaimed revolutionary with a cynical outlook on life. He and his family moved from their Chicago home to the predominantly white suburban neighborhood called Woodcrest.

Why He's Great

  1. He is philosophical, as he quotes many famous people and questions the ways of society.
  2. He is intelligent and inventive, as he is able to create his own electric glove for self-defense.
  3. Unlike his younger brother Riley and grandfather Robert, he usually learns his lessons whenever he finds himself in the wrong and grows wiser and takes accountability for his actions in the process.
  4. He is a great martial artist.
  5. He functions as the only sane man to the more insane and chaotic characters in the series.
  6. Despite his sarcastic and cynical nature, he genuinely cares about the people around him.
  7. He is rather assertive and never backs down from a fight, even if the odds are against him.
  8. Regina King did a great job voicing him.
  9. He can be relatable to kids, as when as they get older, they become exposed to harsh realities and becoming more cynical as a result.

Bad Qualities

  1. He almost never smiles in the series and never smiles in the comic strip.
  2. He is pessimistic and cynical.
  3. He can be a bit of an extremist.
  4. In Season 4, he was barely used on the show, which is very ridiculous since he is the main character and instead, they move it on to Robert.


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