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Jughead Jones. Opinions?

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  1. 1. Opinions?

    • Alloromantic Asexual
      1
    • Aromantic Allosexual
      0
    • Aromantic Asexual
      17
    • Alloromantic Allosexual
      0
    • Other (expain below if you want)
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Red Ivy

I've been rereading the new Jughead comics and figured I'd ask people's thoughts. 

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Serran

Isn't he officially asexual in the comics?

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Sithgroundhog

He's officially asexual in the comics, yes, but you should clarify since Riverdale decided to very much not go in his canonical direction.

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Serran

Yeah in the show hes.. very sexual with Betty. But, since OP said comics, assuming that's what they are asking about. :D

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Sithgroundhog
2 minutes ago, Serran said:

Yeah in the show hes.. very sexual with Betty. But, since OP said comics, assuming that's what they are asking about. :D

Yes, I knew what he was talking about, I just meant saying so higher up. Many people answer before reading the OP's post. 

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LeChat
6 minutes ago, Serran said:

Yeah in the show hes.. very sexual with Betty. But, since OP said comics, assuming that's what they are asking about. :D

<_< I still can't believe the show did that; there's hardly any ace representation on shows, as it is. And some people think aces aren't oppressed: that right there is ace erasure.

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KendraPM

While it's never stated in the comics (that I am aware of) that he is aromantic, he is very much written as aromantic. Even the point when he confirms himself to be asexual he talks about how he doesn't experience the boy/girl crazy feelings his classmates do. I can't remember the exact wording, but I definitely got that he was saying he didn't get romantic crushes. 

I adored the comics as a kid, long before I had the terminology, and it was commonly accepted by me and my friends and anyone I spoke to who read the comics that Jughead wasn't interested in dating, didn't develop crushes, and wasn't interested in romance of any kind.

 

And yeah, the show ticked me off with that more than anything else they did. They made him completely allo because they said it'd be more interesting. Despite even the actor fighting to let Jughead retain his canon aroace orientation.

 

EDIT: In one comic he states clearly that he doesn't get crushes.

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AceMissBehaving

I love Jughead, and figured I’d avoid Riverdale like the plague when they decided to erase the aroace part of his character. I also really love Chip Zdarsky as a writer, and was really happy when he made Junghead’s asexuality explicitly canon. 

 

 "People have asked me if there is going to be a romance if I'm writing Jughead, because I'm very romantic, and the answer is no, because there is enough of that in Archie. I think something like asexuality is underrepresented, and since we have a character who was asexual before people had the word for it, I'm continuing to write him that way." 

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Red Ivy

@AceMissBehaving Yeah, Chip Zdarsky is awesome. Couldn't have asked for a better writer.

 

It is funny though that, even though it quite obviously states in the comic that he's asexual, some people still believe he's not. 

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KendraPM
5 minutes ago, Red Ivy said:

It is funny though that, even though it quite obviously states in the comic that he's asexual, some people still believe he's not. 

Yeah, I had someone make the argument to me that he's "clearly gay," (because apparently showing being uninterested in women is the same as having an attraction towards men) and another that kept going "that's just for laughs, he just hasn't discovered he likes girls yet." :/

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Sithgroundhog
43 minutes ago, KendraPM said:

Yeah, I had someone make the argument to me that he's "clearly gay," (because apparently showing being uninterested in women is the same as having an attraction towards men) and another that kept going "that's just for laughs, he just hasn't discovered he likes girls yet." 😕

So much of the ace erasure trauma hitting me right now. 

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Lunala

Riverdale is a steaming pile of 💩. Read comics instead.

 

It's like movies of books - the books are usually more accurate than the movies, and the movies usually screw up the books and make it inaccurate.

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Kimchi Peanut

Whatever there writers say he is

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