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"Make sure those two turtledoves come to my after-party. Veronica too. I'm in the mood for chaos."
—Cheryl Blossom[src]

Cheryl Blossom is a main character on Riverdale. She is portrayed by Madelaine Petsch.

Cheryl is a student and the self-proclaimed Queen Bee[1] at Riverdale High School, as well as the twin sister of Jason Blossom, who mysteriously died at Sweetwater River on July 11th.

Character descriptionEdit

Rich, entitled and never accountable. Cheryl Blossom is a manipulative mean girl who kills with kindness, she recently lost her twin brother in a mysterious accident.[2]

BiographyEdit

Early lifeEdit

Cheryl Blossom was born and raised in Riverdale alongside her twin brother Jason to Cliff and Penelope Blossom. The Blossom family have an ongoing feud with the Cooper family, most likely due to Jason's involvement with the Cooper's oldest daughter Polly. Cheryl is the most popular student at Riverdale High School as well as captain of the River Vixens. She is close friends with Josie McCoy.

Season 1Edit

Just after dawn, on the 4th of July, Cheryl, and her twin brother Jason, drove out to Sweetwater River for an early morning boat ride. However, the trip did not go as planned. Cheryl somehow ended up on the river's edge, soaking wet. Luckily, she was found by Dilton Doiley, the leader of the Riverdale Boy Scouts. According to Cheryl, she dropped a glove in the water, and when Jason tipped the boat when he reached down to get it, he panicked and drowned. In the following week, as school began, Cheryl announced that they would not be cancelling the back-to-school semi-formal, despite Jason's death; instead, it would be used as a method of healing, and celebrating Jason's life. However, not even the death of her own brother could keep Cheryl from resorting to her conniving ways. In the mood for chaos, Cheryl invited Archie Andrews, Betty Cooper and Veronica Lodge to her after-party. She forced Archie and Veronica into playing Seven Minutes in Heaven, knowing it would upset Betty. Later that evening, Jason's body was discovered, revealing he had been shot.[3] Cheryl reacted to this discovery with horror and devastation.

After sending out a school-wide message that she would not rest until Jason's death was avenged, Cheryl was confronted in the class by Tina Patel and Ginger Lopez on the details she gave of the mysterious drowning. She told them what she told the police; that they both fell into the water, she made it to the shore, he didn't, and that was all she knew. At the Cooper house, Cheryl apologized to Betty for treating her so poorly; she was angry after the break up of Polly and Jason, so she took out her frustration on Betty. The conversation quickly took a turn for the worse as Cheryl steered towards Polly-specific questions, such as if she knew Jason was dead. Betty wondered why Cheryl was suddenly so concerned, to which Cheryl replied, someone shot her brother, and she believed Polly could be the culprit. Betty exploded, telling Cheryl to leave or else she'd kill her. The night of the pep rally, Cheryl raced off the stage crying after seeing Archie in Jason's jersey, which triggered a memory of him. As Veronica attempted to comfort her, Cheryl said Jason was supposed to come back. The next day at school, the results of Jason's autopsy came back and directed the police to Cheryl. It was revealed that Jason did not die on July 4th, as previously thought, but a week later. Cheryl was then arrested by Sheriff Keller, admitting she was "guilty" of something. [4]

When questioned by police, Cheryl clarified that she wasn't guilty of Jason's murder, but she was guilty of lying about what happened on July 4th. She revealed that Jason wanted to leave Riverdale for good, and so they faked his death to ensure nobody would come after him. He was supposed to contact her when he made it to a safe place, but he never did. The last time Cheryl saw him alive was when she said goodbye to him on the shore of Greendale. She had no idea what had happened to him after that, or how he ended up dead. She did, however, hear a mysterious gunshot on July 4th, which was later backed up by Archie. She was then pulled away from the police by her furious parents.

Cheryl encountered Betty and Veronica plotting to take revenge on certain members of the football team for slutshaming them. When told they had a book listing their conquests, she was disbelieving, certain that Jason would have told her about it if it was true. When they stole the book, though, she discovered that Jason had not only known about it but had participated, as Polly Cooper's name was listed in the book. This forced her to revaluate her opinion of her brother, and she apologized to Betty for his actions as they burned the book together.[5]

Physical appearanceEdit

Cheryl is a beautiful young teenager with slim body shape, standing somewhere between 5'5 and 5'6. One of her most notable features is her gorgeous, long, wavy ginger-red hair. She also has dark brown eyes, full lips and rather pale skin. Undeniably, red lipstick is a signature part of her makeup look. Along with that, Cheryl is really fashionable as well. From what we've seen so far, she usually wears modern, colorful dresses and skirts which show off her slender figure. In particular, Cheryl tends to favor red clothes.

PersonalityEdit

Cheryl embraces the typical mean girl/queen bee persona, she walks around the school as if it belongs to her, and she won't hesitate to contest anyone who believes differently, thriving off the fear and intimidation she traffics in from her fellow classmates. Her more notable personality traits range from shallow, to vain, to conceited. She's unquestionably self-absorbed, Cheryl concerns herself with her appearance, first and foremost, rarely ever thinking about anyone other than herself, Jason may be the one exception to this. She appears to have genuinely loved her brother, more than anything, so she claims. Cheryl isn't as horrid as she would like people to believe, she can be kind, and she does have a softer side, following her relationships with Jason, she's very close with Josie McCoy, the two ladies are seemingly best friends, so when one calls in a favor, the other will back them up.

RelationshipsEdit

AppearancesEdit

Season 1Edit

TriviaEdit

  • Cheryl's Twitter handle is @CherylBombshell. She has recently started tweeting.[7]
  • In the comics Cheryl & Jason attended Pembrooke Academy, which is now the name of the building where Veronica and Hermione live.

GalleryEdit

ImagesEdit

See also: Category:Images of Cheryl Blossom

VideosEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 CW Fall Schedule: Supergirl on Mondays; Riverdale, iZombie and The 100 Midseason - IGN
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 ‘Riverdale’ CW Pilot Finds Cheryl Blossom - Deadline
  3. Aguirre-Sacasa, Roberto (writer) & Krieger, Lee Toland (director) (January 26, 2017). "Chapter One: The River's Edge". Riverdale. Season 1. Episode 1. The CW.
  4. Aguirre-Sacasa, Roberto (writer) & Krieger, Lee Toland (director) (February 2, 2017). "Chapter Two: A Touch of Evil". Riverdale. Season 1. Episode 2. The CW.
  5. Lawrence, Yolonda E. (writer) & Krieger, Lee Toland (director) (February 9, 2017). "Chapter Three: Body Double". Riverdale. Season 1. Episode 3. The CW.
  6. RIVERDALE NEWS! (@CWRiverdaleNews) on Twitter
  7. Riverdale's Cheryl Blossom Twitter Account Is Real - ComicBook.com

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