Jughead Jones

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Forsythe Pendleton "Jughead" Jones III is a fictional character in Archie Comics, first appearing in December 1941. He is the son of Forsythe II, though in one of the early Archie newspaper comic strips he himself is identified as Forsythe Van Jones II. He has a white sheepdog named Hot Dog, and has a younger sister, Forsythia "Jellybean" Jones.

Jughead (sometimes shortened to Jug or Juggie) is the best friend of Archie Andrews. He is typically seen as lazy, obsessed with food, and generally uninterested in girls. He stands at 6 ft (1.8 m) and 140 lbs (64 kg) and can be identified by his long nose, half-closed eyes, "S" sweatshirt, and crown-like inverted fedora hat.[1] His name in the Spanish version of the comic is Torombolo.

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History and character

Jughead generally has a very unperturbed and easygoing demeanor, often accompanied by his characteristic wry and sarcastic sense of humor. He is considered a bit of an oddity, but prefers his nonconformism. His many quirks make him the butt of teasing and abuse from Reggie, Veronica, and even other classmates and teachers. Many episodes involve Reggie and Jughead trying to outdo one another with pranks and bets, and Jughead almost always comes out the victor. He is revealed to be extremely clever and creative when necessary, often taking advantage of Reggie's and his other tormentors' weaknesses while having fun all the while.

In the earlier comics, a running gag involved various characters trying to discover Jughead's real name, and Jughead thwarting their efforts. In one story, Archie Andrews and Reggie Mantle go to the school office, and a woman there tells them that Jughead's real first name is Steve. After Archie and Reggie leave the office, the audience learns that the woman is actually Jughead's aunt and that she has just lied as a favor to Jughead to help him cover up the fact that his first name is Forsythe. He is named after his ancestor who is an American hero. Jughead once started to use his given name for a brief time in honor of his ancestor, but after learning that he was married nine times, reverted to his nickname.

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