Archie Andrews

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Name: Archibald "Archie" Andrews
Occupation: Student at Riverdale High
Location: Riverdale
Status: Alive
Relationships: Archie Comics & Riverdale Fred and Mary Andrews (Parents), Betty Cooper (Love interest & friend),
Veronica Lodge (Love interest), Cheryl Blossom (Love interest), Valerie Brown (Love interest), Jughead Jones (Best friend), Reggie Mantle (Friend/rival)
Riverdale Ms. Grundy (Former love interest)
Fandom: Archie Comics, Riverdale
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Archie Andrews is a the titular character in the ongoing comics series Archie Comics. He currently appears in the live-action adaption, Riverdale.


Archie Comics

He is a goofy teenager, very well known in Riverdale that is constantly getting himself into sticky situations between school and his love life. He has had relationships with Betty Cooper, Veronica Lodge, Cheryl Blossom and Valerie Brown. He has a passion for football and playing music, but these things don't always keep him out of trouble. He has been best friends with Jughead and Betty since he was a child and it is made clear that he will do anything for them or anyone else he loves.


In live-action series Riverdale, Archie is portrayed by K.J. Apa. In this adaption Archie is on the football team and is a lot more put together version of the comics. He is in a romantic relationship with Veronica Lodge, but also shared a kiss with Betty Cooper when he and Ronnie were temporarily broken up. This may point to a future love triangle similar to the trio's complicated relationship in the comics.



In 2017, Archie was the fourth most popular Riverdale character on Tumblr.[1]


Archie is most commonly paired with Jughead Jones. The most common het pairing is Archie Andrews/Veronica Lodge, but Archie Andrews/Betty Cooper is also popular.

Rarer pairings include Archie Andrews/Cheryl Blossom, Archie Andrews/Reggie Mantle, Archie Andrews/Valerie Brown, Archie Andrews/ Hiram Lodge and Archie Andrews/ Fred Andrews.

The threesome pairing of Archie Andrews/Betty Cooper/Veronica Lodge also appears.

Fanfiction Tropes

Love triangle- Archie/Betty, but that relationship becomes complicated so it goes to Betty/Jughead

Evil Always Wins- Archie gets himself into many situations with Hiram, but Hiram wins every time.

Returning home- Archie runs away from all his troubles and moves to a different town, but he eventually returns to the town of Riverdale where he grew up.





Archives & Fannish Links


  1. "Fandometrics in depth: Riverdale Edition".