Best Riverdale Characters

The Top Ten

Jughead Jones

He is by FAR the best. He is smart (he faked his own fricken death and solved his own murder) and sweet. Him and Betty make the best couple in Riverdale. Jughead always tries his best and is friendly and will help this in need. I LOVE JUGHEAD.

Jughead is properly synonymous with Riverdale. I really didn't want to watch season 4 when I saw Archie bald and friends drenched in “jughead's blood”.

Jughead Jones is my all time favorite Riverdale character. He made his very first impression on me since intro of series. He never pretends to be someone & that's what makes him a true person. He has a very rough past since childhood but he never shows any remorse about it. Even though his father has not good personality he never disrespects him. And very most of all Betty can't get any better boyfriend than Jughead. Most of the audience got nervous because Betty & Archie never happened. But I think it's ''GODS PLAN'' for Betty to have Jughead in her life than a playboy jerk. And for last...''J & B FOREVER''

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 for theories about his past and his sister/mother. He also has a caring side for Betty, like he SACRAFICES to save her. <3 I just love that badass ok?

Betty Cooper

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, her and Jughead are the cutest and I hate Betty with Archie.

She is an amazing detective and her and jughead are legit the perfect couple. After all the trauma in her life she if there to support her friends and family no matter what.

She is the best character in the whole show. I get why people think Jughead is, but it's really Betty. She entire show is carried by her. I would really love to see Betty and Cheryl teaming up more. They deserve better. My baby Betty has been through so much and she deals with everything so independently and strongly. I LOVE HER. :) ALSO CAN W TALK ABOUT HOW AMAZING LILI REINHART IS PLAYING HER?!

A fighter, loving and protective of her mother and sister(even though I don’t like her sister). Oh, and did I forget to mention Bughead!

Cheryl Blossom

The definition of a mean girl! Until you get to know her. Once you know her you will learn that she has the kindest heart and will do anything to protect the people she cares about! Unless that person hurt her. (Toni’s true soulmate)

Literally the best character, after everything, she is still still so selfless and kind. Only HER TT can control her. She is so in love

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.

Cheryl deserve to be Number 1 and I mean it. She is the one who lost so much and I think she is the one who has shown the most character development throughout the two seasons

Veronica Lodge

No one can out match Veronica personality! She is the light to riverdale. Just think about it everything was boring til she arrived! (Archie’s soulmate)

She’s a real bas a**. In season one when she stood up for Betty and they kissed I shipped Beronica hard, for their friendship though.

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.

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.

Kevin Keller

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

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

Yo Kevin is literally the worst character in Riverdale lmao

He just so kind and sweet

F.P. Jones

Best upbringing in the series, hated the guy in season 1,love him now

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

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

He turned his life around and he is actually trying to be a good father in a town full of secrets and turmoil

Archie Andrews

He has been tought hell multiple times, he is disoriented, abandoned by the love of his teen life, for that jock Reggie, Archie deserves better, would have loved to see him and Cheryl together at some point, for real.

He can get on my nerves but I love him anyway! Although honestly I’m always mad at Archie for some reason. I’ve got no idea why put him on this list! Maybe I felt bad for him. He’s had such a hard time since his dad died!

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.

Archie a good person and most interesting charactor in riverdale. He is so hansome, I hoped archie and betty together.. Archie is better than jughead

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.

I LOVE TONI TOPAZ! She is the true queen! At first I hated her because she was trying to fat jughead to like her, but after she quit that I fell in love with her! She’s awesome

No like Toni is so underrated I love her.She is such a good girlfriend but I kinda feel like Cheryl gets like all the attention don’t get me wrong I love Cheryl too but tony is hot,beautiful,her hair is just like danggg and I love her grunge badass style.

I'm bi and a female like Toni and feel that it's great they finally are supporting woman that aren't straight on T.V. in general

Josie McCoy

She can sing so beautiful it's so awesome

Hope she heals Archie

She can sing, she's really nice and cute, I think that she is super underrated as well! I mean, she is Josie and the pussycats.

The pussycats would be meaningless without her, I know they kick her out, and all but... She deserves to be at least, number 5...

Alice Cooper

I love this woman

Best mom in the show

The Contenders

Joaquin DeSantos

I feel like many people seem to hate Joaquin, main reason because he “used Kevin.” Yeah, at first he was, he was ordered to get information out of him, but you could tell through out 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, I feel like 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 survive. I really hope him and Kevin get back together, they had such a good chemistry. Overall, I think Joaquin is the greatest, ( and hottest ) character on the show, he indeed deserves more screen time.

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” )


Fred Andrews

When the actor died and the episode of him was there my heart was almost died

The kindest, most best father in the world.

Pop Tate

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

Purest soul in Riverdale. Period.

Valerie Brown
Reggie Mantle

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

He just funny and trys to help most of the time great character

He is Archie's best friend so why not!

Mantle all days BABY

Sweet Pea

He is amazing how could you not love him? And 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 awsomely cool at the same time. I say he should be #1

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

He’s just hot man

Polly Cooper
Melody Valentine
Mad Dog

He is a great character and he basically risked getting beaten so Archie could escape. :~)

Midge Klump

My bby deserves better

Fangs Fogarty

Just makes the show better

He is a precious bean.

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 Roses bond.

She must be loved and protected at all costs!

Moose Mason
Hiram Lodge

I personally think Hiram lodge is a big bad a**. I love how he would do anything to protect Veronica but I don’t like how he tried to kill Jughead.

Jellybean Jones

she is so relatable


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