|Name:||Forsythe "Jughead" Pendleton Jones III|
|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 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.
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. 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.
Jughead Jones is most commonly paired with his canon girlfriend Betty Cooper, and his canon best friend Archie Andrews. 
Common Tropes & Storylines
- Asexual Jughead Jones
- Dark Jughead Jones is often paired with Dark Betty Cooper
- Southside Serpent Jughead Jones
|Bughead||Betty Cooper/Jughead Jones|
|Jopaz||Jughead Jones/Toni Topaz|
|Chughead Bones||Cheryl Blossom/Jughead Jones|
|Jeronica||Jughead Jones/Veronica Lodge|
|Jarchie Archhead||Jughead Jones/Archie Andrews|
|Reghead||Jughead Jones/Reggie Mantle|
|Jevin||Kevin Keller/Jughead Jones|
- Jughead Jones || "I was so happy"
- Jughead Jones : Food Edition
- RIVERDALE | Go f*ck yourself | Jughead
- dark betty + dark jughead || horns [AU]
- let me tell you why i love riverdale’s version of jughead jones by eggsaladstain
- The Paradox of Jughead's Hat by Rob Bricken, Oct 18, 2018
Archives & Fannish Links
- Jughead Jones tag on tumblr
- Jughead Jones works on Ao3
- Jughead Jones page on the Riverdale Wiki
- Jughead Jones page on the Archie Comics Wiki
- ^ Tumblr thread, 2017
- ^ Fandometrics in depth: Riverdale Edition
- ^ Riverdale reveals the promise and pitfalls of reverse-engineering a fandom
- ^ As of Jan 2018 the most common pairings for Jughead on Ao3 are, Betty Cooper/Jughead Jones (2050) and Archie Andrews/Jughead Jones (518)