Best Riverdale Characters

The Top Ten
1 Jughead Jones

First of all, he is the narrator. Second of all, if he wasn't in Riverdale, the audience would go way down, like farther down than hell. Third of all, he is one of the most relatable people around. I understand why Cheryl is #1, like queen, but I LOVE Jughead. He is my favorite character.

His overall structure has just amazed and put me in wonder about theories concerning his past and his sister/mother. He also has a caring side for Betty, like he SACRIFICES to save her. I just love that badass, okay?

Jughead Jones is my all-time favorite Riverdale character. He made his very first impression on me since the intro of the series. He never pretends to be someone else, and that's what makes him a true person. He has had a very rough past since childhood, but he never shows any remorse about it. Even though his father does not have a good personality, he never disrespects him.

Most importantly, Betty can't get a better boyfriend than Jughead. Most of the audience got nervous because Betty and Archie never happened, but I think it's GOD'S PLAN for Betty to have Jughead in her life instead of a playboy jerk. And lastly, J & B FOREVER.

2 Betty Cooper

Betty is my second favorite character. If she wasn't in Riverdale, this mystery wouldn't be solved. She is gorgeous, smart, and awesome. I love this girl. She gave me the inspiration to watch Riverdale. I may be jealous she's with Jughead, but they are the cutest couple ever created.

#BUGHEAD We find some true love between them. She is so caring, always encourages her mom, and makes me feel loved by everyone.

She's the "perfect girl next door," but she really isn't. That's what's so great about her. She has so much that's wrong but still manages to be strong for Jughead and her mom. Also, even though it'll probably happen, she and Jughead are the cutest, and I hate Betty with Archie.

3 Cheryl Blossom

I watched this show just for Cheryl Marjorie Blossom, aka Cheryl bombshell. She is beyond amazing. She is the cherry on top, and Riverdale is boring without her. I mean, she is the heart of this show. The show should give her more screen time. And yes, she should have her own show about Cheryl Blossom. I would love to watch her more and more in such an amazing character.

Now we know Cheryl is the definition of a mean girl, but she cares about everybody around her and especially the people she loves unless that person hurts her. And her true love, Toni Topaz. #CHONI

She made the cheerleaders Vixens. She did the right choice. She loves her brother Jason Blossom.

4 Veronica Lodge

Veronica has such a complex, dynamic personality, and she is an intelligent, powerful woman. She is gorgeously sexy, classy, and glamorous with her dark clothes wardrobe and knocks people who mess with her down flat with her sarcastic insults and dark humor. A total dominatrix babe.

Veronica deserves to be number one, there's no doubt about that! She's sexy, gorgeous, beautiful, and classy in all ways. She is extremely intelligent, powerful, passionate, and a strong, independent woman, but she looks out for her friends too. She's the boss babe with her dark, sexy charm.

5 Kevin Keller

Honestly, the best character in the show. Adds some relief. I'm happy he will be a regular in season 2!

To be honest, in season 1 I don't think he really was good gay representation. He was literally only there to be the gay best friend and didn't really add anything to the plot, but I think he will be more of a strong character in season 2.

The kindest, most pure character on Riverdale. I also ship Kevin and Fangs because, like Choni and Bughead, opposites attract.

6 F.P. Jones

He is the second-best dad! Sorry, but Fred is number one. FP is pretty close!

Best upbringing in the series. Hated the guy in season 1, but love him now.

7 Archie Andrews

I am a Jughead fan, but I do feel like Archie is underrated/overhated. He can be a jerk for his own reasons and does act like a playboy/jock. But deep down, you can tell that he is an all-around good person. I mean, I don't see anyone else in the gang running that fast to save Cheryl by punching the ice, and also saving the life of his father.

Now we know Archie is a simp, but he is building the relationship and keeping his loved ones always safe. I love Archie. He is so hot, handsome, sexy, and more. He saved his dad, he saved everyone, and he got arrested :(. But Betty, his best friend, released him. Some people think he's bad, but deep down he has an amazing heart. He should be treated in a better way by people.

8 Alice Cooper
9 Joaquin DeSantos

I feel like many people seem to hate Joaquin mainly because he "used Kevin." Yeah, at first he was ordered to get information out of him, but you could tell throughout the episodes that Joaquin was starting to develop actual feelings for Kevin. When Joaquin was forced to leave town, he even said, "I'm gonna miss you, Preppy" to Kevin. To me, Joaquin doesn't want to be the bad guy. He seems like, deep down, he has a big heart, but he's just doing what he has to do to survive.

I really hope he and Kevin get back together. They had such good chemistry. Overall, I think Joaquin is the greatest (and hottest) character on the show. He indeed deserves more screen time.

10 Toni Topaz

So loving towards Cheryl and honestly, her determination to get Jughead into the Serpents and Cheryl out of the Sisters of Quiet Mercy had me in tears.

Toni is so underrated. I love her. She is such a good girlfriend, but I kind of feel like Cheryl gets all the attention. Don't get me wrong, I love Cheryl too, but Toni is hot, beautiful, her hair is just like dang, and I love her grunge badass style.

I'm bi and a female like Toni, and I feel that it's great they finally are supporting women who aren't straight on TV in general.

The Contenders
11 Josie McCoy
12 Fred Andrews

The kindest, best father in the world.

When the actor died and the episode about him aired, my heart almost died.

13 Pop Tate

Obviously, he is the best character in Riverdale. He is just so damn pure and kind.

Purest soul in Riverdale. Period.

14 Valerie Brown
15 Reggie Mantle

They barely mention him, and even he's better than all the main characters.

He is Archie's best friend, so why not!

16 Tabitha Tate
17 Polly Cooper
18 Fangs Fogarty
19 Sweet Pea

He is amazing. How could you not love him? He is the only one who could be a "bad boy" without being cringey, and he deserved better than Josie.

He's just so cool. I mean, he cares about his best friend (Fangs Fogarty), but yet he is so dark and moody but awesomely cool at the same time. I say he should be #1.

We love and appreciate this bean who cares about his friends and is so frickin' loyal.

20 Hiram Lodge

I personally think Hiram Lodge is a big badass. I love how he would do anything to protect Veronica, but I don't like how he tried to kill Jughead.

21 Nana Rose Blossom

I mean, how could you forget about her? She tried so hard to save Cheryl from the Sisters and the core four from Penelope. I love Cheryl and Nana Rose's bond.

She must be loved and protected at all costs!

22 Jellybean Jones
23 Moose Mason
24 Vegas
25 Sheriff Keller
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