is a character from the Archie comics and the television series adaptation Riverdale
, portrayed by Cole Sprouse. In the comics Jughead is loveable but lazy guy who loves food. He is funny, has a best friend, and is too lazy to date but has a happy life anyway. However, for the television series, Riverdale, the characters and plots have to be a little more fleshed out and they tend to be darker.
Jughead struggles with his identity, fighting against his legacy as a Southside Serpent, but eventually embracing it and expanding it to mean more than a gang life. He grows as a person and as a leader, and even falls in love in the process.
Jughead is an intelligent, caring individual who is consistently seeking the truth and to help his friends and family as needed.