Riley's personality has obviously been heavily influenced by 'gangsta' culture that inhabits itself largely in today's society. He lies often about criminal acts, such as shooting one of Gangstalicious' attackers in the hospital in the episode "The Story of Gangstalicious." Like his brother, however, he knows and says things typical eight year olds probably wouldn't, such as telling Tom not to drop the soap in the episode "The Reality." Riley doesn't hesitate when it comes to violence. In various episodes, he is shown attacking others, including Huey. He isn't afraid to show this even in public, for example, when he repeatedly attacks the fake Santa Claus in the mall.