Jughead Jones

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Name: Forsythe "Jughead" Pendleton Jones III
Occupation: Student
Relationships: FP Jones II (Father), Jellybean Jones (Little sister), Hot Dog (Dog), Archie Andrews (Best friend),
Betty Cooper (Friend in Archie Comics, and Ex-Girlfriend in Riverdale)
Fandom: Riverdale, Archie Comics
Other: Portrayed by Cole Sprouse
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Jughead fanart by Loulou North

Jughead Jones is an Archie Comics character. He currently also appears on the live-action adaption, Riverdale. In the comics, he wore a distinctive crown-like hat derived from the early 20th century whoopee cap; in Riverdale, this has become a knit beanie with a pointed-edged brim turned up.



Since the comics started, Jughead has never been a huge fan of women; he remained distant from Archie and Reggie's near-constant interest in dating. The joke has been that he is in a relationship with food. Some fans feel that he was clearly coded as gay in the older comics, however in the 2016 issue Jughead #4 it is stated that he is asexual.[1]

In the CW show Riverdale, Jughead appears to be heterosexual. This depiction has received some amount of criticism.


On the CW drama Riverdale Jughead is portrayed by Cole Sprouse. Jughead narrates the events of the show as he writes a novel about Riverdale and the mystery surrounding Jason Blossom's death.


Jughead Jones is a popular character within this fandom. After the first season, Jughead was the most talked about Riverdale character on Tumblr.[2] Some believe that Jughead's popularity is in part due to his actor's former role on Disney's The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, where Sprouse played Cody.[3]

Jughead Jones is most commonly paired with his canon girlfriend Betty Cooper, and his canon best friend Archie Andrews. [4]

Common Tropes & Storylines

  • Asexual Jughead Jones
  • Dark Jughead Jones is often paired with Dark Betty Cooper
  • Southside Serpent Jughead Jones



Ship Name Ship
Bughead Betty Cooper/Jughead Jones
Jopaz Jughead Jones/Toni Topaz
Chughead Bones Cheryl Blossom/Jughead Jones
Jeronica Jughead Jones/Veronica Lodge


Ship Name Ship
Jarchie Archhead Jughead Jones/Archie Andrews
Reghead Jughead Jones/Reggie Mantle
Jevin Kevin Keller/Jughead Jones


Examples Wanted: Editors are encouraged to add more examples or a wider variety of examples.



Archives & Fannish Links


  1. ^ Tumblr thread, 2017
  2. ^ Fandometrics in depth: Riverdale Edition
  3. ^ Riverdale reveals the promise and pitfalls of reverse-engineering a fandom
  4. ^ As of Jan 2018 the most common pairings for Jughead on Ao3 are, Betty Cooper/Jughead Jones (2050) and Archie Andrews/Jughead Jones (518)