14HE WAS A TOUGH STREET KID
Again, back in the 1940s, when Jughead first graced the panels of "Archie Comics," he was depicted very differently than he is now. He wasn’t a goofy, lazy nerd with the perfect timing for his unique brand of blunt yet sage advice. Nope, he was drawn as a tough guy
(with the accent), who was feared on the streets. We know you’re thinking… how could anyone be intimidated by Jughead? He’s not a street kid, he’s a generic middle-class kid from Riverdale, right?
Aligning with the purpose of his silly accent, Jughead’s creators had to find a way to give him his worldly level of cynicism and intelligence since he never once picked up a schoolbook to learn. So, of course depicting him as a tough guy street kid was the easy way of giving Jughead “street smarts.” This kid never studied or left Riverdale as far as we know, but he’s a literal genius with a sense of wisdom that cuts like a knife through Archie’s trivial pursuits. Still, we can’t imagine Jughead running the streets like a king even though his popular hat resembles a crown.