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     Black Dynamite 

  • Afro Asskicker: He's got an afro, and he sure is an asskicker.
  • Angry Black Man: BD's defualt mood is mild annoyance. And he only gets angrier from there.
  • Arch-Enemy: Fiendish Dr. Wu, a Yellow Peril Diabolical Mastermind whom he's clashed with several times before the film, and turns out to be the one who killed his brother.
  • Awesome Mc Coolname: As noted several times, BLACK DYNAMITE is his God-given birth name.
  • Badass Longcoat: He's known to don one.
  • Berserk Button: BD has quite a few honestly.
    • He is rather touchy about being interrupted doing anything he wants to do. He also doesn't handle orphans hooked on drugs very well or harmed in any intentional way.
    • Absolutely never call his pimping into question, it's a sure fire way into being a dead man, as Leroy Van Nuys learned the hard way.
  • Blood Knight: Black Dynamite loves a good fight. Particularly highlighted in the animated series' Vietnam episode in which he recall his time in Vietnam fondly; the initial flashbacks show him fighting in Vietnam with a massive Slasher Smile on his face.
  • Comically Invincible Hero: Black Dynamite takes his fighting prowess to parodic levels, effortlessly defeating pretty much everyone who tries to attack him and being able to do things that are superhuman on a daily basis. In fact, the only one who came remotely close to defeating him in the film is Richard Nixon. That is, until a certain former president Abraham Lincoln's ghost intervenes in the battle.
  • The Comically Serious: In the grand tradition of spoof film heroes, Black Dynamite is barely aware that the world he lives in is a comedy, with every single line delivered in complete stone-faced glaring seriousness.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: He had a lonely childhood where his father abandoned him and his mother without a care starting his bitterness, and grew up taunted for being black, leading him to lash out with violence. As such he grew up heavily disliked as the unappreciated rival to the universally liked OJ Simpson.
  • Elites Are More Glamorous: A former special ops soldier and CIA officer. In the animated series, Bullhorn refers to him as a former Navy SEAL.
  • Fighting with Chucks: Not his most consistently employed weapon, but he knows how to crack heads with them.
  • Gag Penis: It extends just below his knees...
  • Genius Bruiser: Despite his general demeanor, the Bat Deduction scene in the film reveals that he has an excellent knowledge of Greco-Roman mythology and history.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper
  • Innocent Bigot: While his prejudice to ninjas and "the man" are not so innocent, his stance on the LGBT comes across as simply "confused" instead of actual fear and hatred.
  • Kiai: Black Dynamite bellows out a kiai whenever he throws a strike. "SUUUUUEEEYYY!!" In the animated series, this borders on Verbal Tic.
  • Nominal Hero: He's a good guy insofar in that he stops bad guys...he also has a homicidal temper, general disregard for collateral damage, is irreverently racist, and is just unpleasant to hang around because of his own aggressive behavior. Not to mention the fact he's been stated to be a "black revolutionary, vigilante, pimp, and Anti-Hero".
  • No Sense of Humor: While he does laugh on occasion, Black Dynamite is the only person immune to Richard Pryor's comedic skills.
  • One-Man Army: BD is deservingly described as this.
  • Only Sane Man: In that BD is far more effective at fighting The Man than everyone else, not because he is actually more sane than everyone else.
  • Papa Wolf: BD deeply cares for the orphans in his Whorephanage and responds to any threats, real or otherwise, with an immediate beating of whoever he thinks caused it.
  • Perpetual Frowner:
    • Black Dynamite wears a stoic, badass expression no matter what he's doing.
    Black Dynamite: I am smiling.
    • Subverted in a scene in the movie where he talks about how much the community's been cleaned up after taking down all the dealers in a very upbeat tone of voice, and a bright smile on his face. He then stares at the camera and promptly frowns again.
  • Politically Incorrect Hero: He seems to lack any sense of tact and sensitivity to Asians ("Chinamen"), ninjas, puppets and even other Black people sometimes. His treatment of women is also... questionable, such as when he yells at and threatens Euhporia for interrupting him (prompting a fifteen-second uncomfortable silence from bystanders) or claims that Black Dynamite is a common name to get out of paying child support for his many illegitimate children.
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: In the animated series' Vietnam episode, he suffers from traumatic flashbacks of his time in Vietnam. He's confused by this because he apparently enjoyed his time in Vietnam.
  • Sociopathic Hero: Black Dynamite displays shades of this, particularly when he drops the drug kingpin's car with a helicopter, killing him, and laughs uncontrollably. All the way home. His next target's home. He even referred to his time spent in the Vietnam during the Vietnam War as relaxing and fun due to all the killing he got to do while he was there.
    • Also, in Taxes and Death after the Movie Producer is killed by the falling sign.
    Black Dynamite: BURN, HOLLYWOOD, BURN!! Ha ha, get it!? BURN!! Hy-sterical.
  • Third-Person Person: He has shades of this.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: While Black Dynamite was never the most delicate cat in the 'hood, he's a lot more aggressive in the cartoon than he was in the movie.
  • Weapon of Choice: BD prefers magnum revolvers and nunchaku.
  • Would Hurt a Child: In the episode "Warriors Come Out", he straight up dropped kicked a trick-or-treating child who threatened to tepee his orphanage with toilet paper.
  • Wouldn't Hit a Girl: In the episode "Warriors Come Out" or "Mean Queens of Halloween", Black Dynamite refused to actually fight back when he was being chased by Hollywood's LGBT community because he was told by his mother to "never hit anybody without balls." Due to the various factions of the LGBT community possessing such a wide spectrum of gender ambiguity, Black Dynamite has a hard time deciding whether or not he can "kick [their] asses in the dick" for this very reason.

Played By: Byron Minns

  • Chick Magnet: His rhyming skills are a literal panty dropper, and leads him to a brief career in porn.
  • Hilariously Abusive Childhood: On "Bullhorn Nights or Murder She Throats," it's revealed that Bullhorn's family favored Ringo Mandingo over him because Ringo had a Gag Penis...and that his family often made Ringo dance for money while ignoring Bullhorn (even when Bullhorn came home with a perfect report card, a random man told him, "Ah, nobody care about yo' grades," and Bullhorn's mom tells him to get some money from his piggybank for Ringo).
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: He's a parody of Rudy Ray Moore.
  • Rhymes on a Dime: Bullhorn apparently picked up the habit (and his mustache) from his mother.

     Cream Corn 
Played By: Tommy Davidson

Played By: Kym Whitley

  • Action Girl: Bee is just as capable ass-kicker at the rest.
  • Adaptational Attractiveness: Honey Bee is a couple years younger and a few pounds lighter in the cartoon.
  • Adaptational Badass: In the movie, she's a minor character with no fighting skills. In the show, she's a bonafide ass-kicker.
  • Afro Asskicker: A mammoth afro, atop the head of a shuriken-throwing badass.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Bee is a fine woman. And the show takes several moments to show her off.

     Base Head 
Played By: Orlando Jones (rap in the series finale performed by Chance the Rapper)

  • Addled Addict: Constantly high as a kite and on some kind of drug.
  • Ambiguously Gay: Has no qualms about sucking dicks in exchange for drugs or to make a few extra bucks, and regularly whores himself out at gay pride parades. However, it's difficult to tell if he would still be performing sexual acts with other men if he weren't doing it for money.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Given that he's a drug addict, he's prone to saying and doing bizarre things.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": We never find out his real name- everyone just calls him "Base Head."
  • Drugs Are Bad: In a rare moment of clarity, he admits that he was on a successful path before his addiction consumed every aspect of his life.
  • Genius Ditz: Prone to poor decisions and spacing out due to his drug addiction, but there are suggestions throughout the series that Base Head is a very intelligent man and was on his way to a good career before succumbing to his addiction. He was apparently a political science major (and possibly an athlete) in college before failing a drug test and dropping out of school. In his own words, "I coulda been a doctor, or a lawyer, 'cause I'm smarter, but it's harder to think when broke."
  • Gonk: His meth addiction has left him with no teeth and gaunt cheeks.
  • Progressively Prettier: A very downplayed case. In earlier episodes, he looked considerably older and more disturbing. In later episodes, aside from his missing teeth, he's actually somewhat decent-looking.