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The Best Characters On 'Riverdale', Ranked

Updated May 7, 2020 13.7k votes 941 voters 3.4k views30 items

List RulesVote up your favorite characters from the hit CW series.

Riverdale is one of the most popular teen dramas on TV. Based on the classic characters from Archie Comics, the series follows lovelorn teen Archie Andrews and is set in the imaginary idealistic town of Riverdale. However, if you look past all the picture-perfect neighborhoods and beautiful homes, you’ll notice things aren't as perfect as they seem.

Which Riverdale character is your favorite? Could it be Archie, the football star who’s best friends with outsider Jughead and straight-A student Betty? Maybe you prefer the darker side of manipulating mastermind Cheryl Blossom and her gang of cronies. With so many awesome characters across so many seasons, it can be hard to pick a favorite. That’s why we’re asking readers to name their top choices. 

Vote up all your favorite Riverdale characters, and if your favorite character is missing, add them to the list. After you've finished voting, make sure to check out these other shows like Riverdale!

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    Pop Tate

    I've looked plenty of thugs in the eye, but this man, his goal was something else. Darker. It was like the Angel of Death had come to Riverdale.

    • Actor: Alvin Sanders
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    Toni Topaz

    Cheryl, I am so sorry. But you have to know your mother's wrong. You're not loveless. You're not deviant. Okay? You're sensational.

    • Actor: Vanessa Morgan
    563
    124
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    I do everything for everyone. Everything to be perfect. The perfect daughter, the perfect sister, the perfect student. Can't I do this one thing for me?

    • Actor: Lili Reinhart
    570
    144
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    I don't follow rules, I make them. And when necessary, I break them.

    • Actor: Camila Mendes
    521
    143
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