Best Riverdale Characters


The Top Ten

1 Jughead Jones

He's just the best, so kind and his story with betty is just the cutest thing ever. I believe that come spouse does an excellent job of playing jughead what with jugheads complicated personality and story. Overall the best!

He represents all those who felt like an outsider in high school, is also by far the most interesting riverdale character. He has flaws and feels real, and has the best narrative arc.

He is hot and so funny and caring and I love him so much

I just love him to death is all I can say.

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2 Betty Cooper Betty Cooper

The best character on Riverdale, by far. Betty is the true hero.

Betty is the best character

She has seen so much,yet she stays on the good side.

Betty is by far the best character, not only because she is sweet and clever but because she is one of the only characters who have shown her darker side. Betty is not just the sweet girl next door, she is a complex enigma.

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3 Cheryl Blossom

Of all the characters, Cheryl actually defies her archetype the most. She's a "mean girl" who proves herself to be capable of courage, heroism, and selfless love. I love Riverdale, but Cheryl seriously deserves her own show.

She is amazing and anyone who disagrees is dead to me!

"That was a joke, you hobo! ". Honestly I love Cheryl


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4 Veronica Lodge Veronica Lodge

Best of all characters because she is just as messy as we are she has love hate relationship with parents and loves her friends sometime lies too and she is sassy pretty clever and compassionate being

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.

Veronica has such a complex, dynamic personality and she is an intelligent, powerful woman. She's 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.

Such a badass raven-haired princess

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5 Kevin Keller

Yo Kevin is literally the worst character in Riverdale lmao

He is so funny

Should be 3! - Kitten-lover-123

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 - pjo

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6 F.P. Jones

What 12? come on he desrves to be in the top 5

7 Archie Andrews Archie Andrews

One of my favorites

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 fathers. - wren6

Archies so hot and adorable and he has a sexy 6 pack and is a hero

He's sweet.

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8 Toni Topaz

She is amazing

She should be number 1 #bestcharacterever

HOT - AngelOfTheSky

Love her character

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9 Josie McCoy
10 Alice Cooper

I love this woman

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The Contenders

11 Joaquin DeSantos


He is the cutest and hottest thing ever and should definitely be higher on this list

A total babe. He and Kevin Keller are and will always be soulmates. OTP

( sorry about the typo in my last comment. I meant to say “he’s just doing what he has to do to survive” )


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12 Reggie Mantle

He is Archie's best friend so why not!

13 Valerie Brown
14 Fred Andrews
15 Melody Valentine
16 Polly Cooper

Polly! - Kitten-lover-123

17 Midge Klump

My bby deserves better

18 Sweet Pea

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


He’s fab

19 Moose Mason
20 Hiram Lodge
21 Nana Rose Blossom

I love her - Kitten-lover-123

22 Fangs Fogarty
23 Ethel Muggs

Without fail the worst character in the whole show - pjo

It’s really sad when it comes to Ethel Muggs chacter development
1Season:She is this really shy but sweet girl who faces injustice by Chuck Clayton and immediately forgives Ronnie for her dad’s doings. Sweet
Season 2: They make her the worst ever who forgets everything she said to Veronica in season 1 and made Ronni’s life hell.She almost killed someone for a role in a musical. It was like she hates everyone.
Season 3:They turn her into a psycho which is the worst thing to do with a chacter.It is like they are trying to make us forget everything she was In S1(and they kinda did it)

24 Hal Cooper

SPOILER ALERT: He had one of the most interesting backstories as a character, and was an amazing villain with an aim and purpose in life. He and Betty had a unique and interesting father-daughter relationships and when he died, at the end of season three I was crying. Not many books/movies make me do that about a character. I felt as if he deserved better, a bigger role in Riverdale. When he tried to save Betty by offering her to kill him to save her (or he would) she shot and that showed Hal’s care for his daughter. And Penelope? She needs to slit her wrist, get pissed and go jump off a bridge.

25 Hermione Lodge
26 Jellybean Jones
27 Jason Blossom
28 Myles McCoy
29 Penelope Blossom

Def crazy but she makes a good villian for that very reason. I pretty much can't stand her but again, she's a good villain. She serves her purpose well. - AngelOfTheSky

30 Chic Cooper
31 Penny Peabody
32 Alexandra Cabot
33 Mary Andrews
34 Geraldine Grundy
35 Sierra McCoy
36 Sheriff Keller
37 Clifford Blossom
38 Chuck Clayton
39 Tall Boy
40 Vegas
41 Dilton Doiley
42 Hot Dog III
43 Sabrina Spellman Sabrina Spellman
44 Susie Putnam
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