Best Riverdale Characters

The Top Ten Best Riverdale Characters

1 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.

He has a kind of personality which makes the series worth watching.

He's not only so sweet and genuine but he is also so a really brave guy. And ge is such a good boyfriend to betty.

Intelligent, committed, cute, romantic, honest, handsome, pure, best lidership, helpful... He is everything someone could dream with. The best by far.

2 Betty Cooper

Betty Cooper is smart and funny. She doesn't yet beat Jughead but they make a great couple.

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

Betty is the absolute gem of the show. She has two sides and a true hero. She has caught so many serial killers and stayed the only sane person throught the show. Even when jughead played g&g, she was a calm, rational human being. She is awesome, cool, amazing and can we talk about how AMAZING LILI REINHART'S acting is?

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.

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's perfect evil and badass I love her

She is so underrated what people fail to understand is that Cheryl is strong she was abused emotinaly and physicly she lost the only person who understanded her she doesn't cry as much as most people would in her situation aside from that she is beautiful caring understanding and HBIC


yes she can be mean but who cares! betty and jughead are overrated and cherry is very underrated.

4 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.

! Veronica... She is just AMAZING! Funny, sarcastic and loyal. Passionate, independent and strong! I could go on for hours! Veronica is clearly the best!

5 Kevin Keller

Yo Kevin is literally the worst character in Riverdale lmao

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

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

He's pretty underrated - vegeta_erza_shisui

6 F.P. Jones

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

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

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 fathers. - wren6

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

One of my favorites

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

8 Alice Cooper

I love this woman

9 Josie McCoy

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...

10 Toni Topaz

She's probably the only main character that is actually normal. - AlphaQ

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 just love everything about her

She should be closer to top 5!

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” )


12 Fred Andrews
13 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 just hot man

He’s fab

14 Valerie Brown
15 Reggie Mantle

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

He is Archie's best friend so why not!

Mantle all days BABY

16 Mad Dog
17 Polly Cooper

Polly! - Kitten-lover-123

18 Fangs Fogarty
19 Melody Valentine
20 Midge Klump

My bby deserves better

21 Moose Mason
22 Hiram Lodge
23 Nana Rose Blossom

I love her - Kitten-lover-123

24 Jellybean Jones
25 Pop Tate

The best

26 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.

27 Sheriff Keller
28 Vegas

Such a cute dog

29 Hot Dog III
30 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)

31 Jason Blossom
32 Mary Andrews

Hopefully she'll get a bigger Part in the show. Its what Molly Ringwald deserves ❤ - AngelOfTheSkyStarsMoon

33 Hermione Lodge
34 Myles McCoy
35 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

She's crazy and fun to watch. All other characters are trash.

36 Chic Cooper
37 Penny Peabody
38 Dilton Doiley
39 Susie Putnam
40 Alexandra Cabot
41 Waldo Weatherbee

He's the goat

42 Mr. Svenson
43 Geraldine Grundy
44 Sierra McCoy
45 Clifford Blossom
46 Chuck Clayton
47 Tall Boy
48 Sabrina Spellman
49 Gargoyle King
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