Riverdale: 20 most important characters on the show

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Riverdale — “Chapter Thirty-Three: Shadow of a Doubt” — Image Number: RVD220b_0126.jpg — Pictured: Madchen Amick as Alice — Photo: Diyah Pera/The CW — © 2018 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.

8. Alice Cooper

To know Alice Cooper is to love her, and to love her is to know she’s definitely going to cross you at some point. It’s true that Betty’s mother is an unpredictable, kind of problematic loose cannon, but it’s way more fun to get on board with Alice than it is to write her off as crazy.

Mädchen Amick perfectly blends Alice’s combative spirit with her humorous hubris, creating a characters that’s so impossibly invaluable to the magic of Riverdale.

Perhaps the biggest fallacy about Alice Cooper, which is a product of her own delusion, is that she runs Riverdale. She, in fact, does not run the town or have any actual power beyond spinning scandal into story at the newspaper, but that’s a thing of the past.

After weathering the dissolution of her marriage to a serial killer in the second season, she joined The Farm, a cult the preys on the vulnerable and asks for nothing, but total devotion.

It’s fair to say that “Farm Alice” has been the least exciting Alice we’ve ever seen, but that hasn’t taken away from her importance on the series. Apart from being the impetus for most of the drama in Betty’s world, she’s a key figure that’s deeply intertwined in the history and secrets of the town, from the Midnight Club to her hush-hush child with FP.

At the end of the day, Alice means well, but bites when she means to bark. That’s why we love her.