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Harvey Kinkle is a main character on Netflix's Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. He is portrayed by Ross Lynch.

He resides in the town of Greendale, located on the opposite side of the Sweetwater River from Riverdale, where he was in a relationship with Sabrina Spellman.

Character Description

Sabrina's boyfriend, the Prince Charming of this dark fairy tale. Harvey is a young man in a small town starting to figure out his place in the larger world. He is politically minded, idiosyncratic, attractive, charismatic, and fun. Handsome and romantic, Harvey's also smart, woke, and compassionate. In the present-day, he is part of Greendale's counter-culture youth. He has no idea that he is descendant from a long line of witchhunters.[1]

Harvey Kinkle, Sabrina’s boyfriend. The prince charming of this dark fairy tale, Harvey is the son of a coal miner, a dreamboat and a dreamer, completely unaware of the dark forces conspiring to keep him and Sabrina apart.[2]

Early Life

When he was 5 years old, his mother passed away. He met Sabrina Spellman on his first day of School and fell in love with her. He encountered the Dark Lord while exploring Greendale Mines as a child and was traumatized by the event.

Throughout Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

Part 1

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Sabrina and Harvey at the movies

After watching Night of the Living Dead at the movies, Harvey, his girlfriend Sabrina Spellman, as well as their friends Rosalind "Roz" Walker and Susie Putnam, are discussing the film's broader themes in response to Harvey's question about the slow-moving zombies. Sabrina notices that Susie grows uncomfortable as they pass a few of the football players from school, and so Sabrina comforts her. It's while doing so that Sabrina accidentally bumps into her teacher Ms. Wardwell, who she invites with them to discuss the movie at Cerberus Books. Ms. Wardwell politely declines the offer on account of all the papers she has to grade. After she leaves, Roz asks Sabrina why she would invite Ms. Wardwell. Sabrina responds by saying that she feels bad about the fact that Ms. Wardwell lives alone.

At Cerberus Books, Harvey, Sabrina, Rosalind, and Susie are still discussing Night of the Living Dead. Rosalind and Susie argue that the film was about both zombies and the Cold War. The collapse of the nuclear family. Later that night, Harvey walks Sabrina home, where he presents her with a necklace and declares his love for her. Sabrina tells Harvey that she loves him too before saying goodnight. Once she enters her house, Sabrina magically turns the radio on and dances to "Be My Baby".

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Sabrina asks Harvey to ask around

After leaving the Principal’s office, Sabrina informs Harvey of the attack on Susie by some of the football players. Sabrina asks that Harvey ask around for names of those responsible, and she intends to do the same. While Harvey agrees to ask around, he does point out that the Ravens won’t speak to outsiders and that there might not be much that can do. Madam Satan, who has taken on Ms. Wardwell’s persona, having overheard their conversation, interjects as she refuses to accept that and offers her assistance.

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Rosalind and Sabrina set out to start a club

Harvey, Sabrina, and Rosalind meet for lunch, where they continue to dig deeper into problems surrounding them. The football team is only the symptom. The disease goes much deeper, into the bedrock of the school. Sabrina wants to fight it by creating a club for young women to boaster each other, where they can discuss issues they’re facing and come up with proactive solutions. Rosalind adds a club to topple the white patriarchy, which confuses Harvey. Sabrina believes this club could offer true change for them so that none of them will ever feel alone again. However, Rosalind worries that Hawthorne will intervene. He wouldn’t even allow Roz to start a Daughters of the Black Panthers club last year. Sabrina explains that she has a plan to get past Hawthorne. She insists that they do this before Friday, right in time for Sabrina’s birthday, which both Harvey and Rosalind want to throw her a party for. However, Sabrina has plans with her aunts that are years in the making.

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Harvey wants to spend Sabrina's birthday together

On the walk home, Harvey seems to continue their discussion regarding Sabrina’s birthday. While he’s aware of Sabrina mysterious commitment she has with her aunts, he’s hoping he can convince her otherwise to spend her birthday with him. Sabrina would love to, but she has more demanding obligations, which she can’t share with Harvey. She tells him that it’s not so much her birthday, but what comes after. Sabrina then reveals that she’s moving away. She claims that she’s leaving Baxter High and going to a boarding school in Connecticut. Harvey has questions considering neither he, Susie nor Roz have ever heard Sabrina speak of this prior. As he inquires further about Sabrina’s new school and she fumbles to come up with answers, he begins to suspect that she’s hiding something from him. Harvey asks for the truth, and so Sabrina decides to show him.

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Sabrina makes Harvey forget that she's a witch

Sabrina takes Harvey into the woods where she was born almost 16 years ago. It’s also where she’ll be reborn this Friday night on her 16th birthday, at the stroke of Midnight, under an eclipsing blood moon. Her dark baptism. Sabrina reminds Harvey of what they learned at the beginning of the school year about how there were witch trials in Greendale, much like Salem. Sabrina explains that no one talks of this because the witches didn’t want anyone to know, so the coven could remain in Greendale in secret. Sabrina then reveals to Harvey that she’s half-witch on her father side. And after her baptism, where she’ll sign the Dark Lord’s book, she’ll have to leave Baxter High and go to the Academy of Unseen Arts, and lastly renounce any meaningful connections to all mortals. Harvey doesn’t believe Sabrina. He thinks that she’s only telling him this to scare him off. Considering that he doesn’t take the news well, Sabrina does a spell to make him forget her ever telling him. She seals the spell with a kiss and instantly, it’s as if she never said a thing about her being a witch.

As planned, Sabrina heads for the nearest orchard to find the Malum Malus. She and Harvey go together. They do however end up separating. Harvey goes pumpkin picking while Sabrina heads into the hay maze in route for the tree. Harvey, who has retrieved the pumpkins, meets back up with Sabrina. He notices Salem, who Sabrina claims is a stray that she’s taking home.[3]

Physical Appearance

Personality

Harvey is sweet, friendly, and sensitive. He is also very shy and extremely insecure, due to his encounter with the Dark Lord when he was 8 years old. He is very distrustful when it comes to the supernatural, but his distrust didn’t extend to Rosalind‘s cunning and Sabrina‘s witchcraft. Although he had a hard time accepting her true nature because of his trauma, and the death of his brother Tommy who was the only person beside Sabrina who ever showed him any affection.

Relationships

Appearances

Part 1

Part 2

Trivia

  • Harvey met Nicholas before Sabrina met him, but forgot it because of a spell.[4]
  • When Harvey was 5 and Tommy was 11 their mother passed away.[5]

Notes

  • In Archie Comics, Harvey Kinkle is the average boy-next-door who falls in love with Sabrina in every adaptation. Recurring is also his unawareness of witchcraft, although in almost all adaptations he discovers and accepts Sabrina's secret and usually with the Witch Council or the aunts opposing their relationship.
    • In the 1971 comic series, he is introduced as being very similar to Archie Andrews.
    • In the 2014 comic series set in the 60s, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa reinvented Harvey as the most popular boy at school that Sabrina likened to Paul Newman, "but cuter". In Issue #7, some data are revealed through his driving license. His full name is Harvey Dwight Kinkle, born September 28, 1949, and residing in 1879 Elm Street, Greendale, New York. He is 5'10 tall and weighs 162.
  • In the 90s sitcom Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Harvey is a naïve and clumsy boy but still popular among girls at school, unlike the 1996 made-for-TV movie that launched the sitcom, where he's bullied at school.
  • Unlike his other incarnations, this version of Harvey is explicitly shown to have an artistic talent.

Gallery

See also: Category:Images of Harvey Kinkle
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Harvey Kinkle's Gallery Can Be Found Here. The Gallery May Consist of Promotional Images, Screencaps, and Video Clips Released By Network Officials

References

  1. EXCLUSIVE: More Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Breakdowns For Harvey Kinkle And More - That Hashtag Show
  2. Lynch To Star As Harvey Kinkle In Netflix’s Sabrina Series
  3. Aguirre-Sacasa, Roberto (writer) & Krieger, Lee Toland (director) (October 26, 2018). "Chapter One: October Country". Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Part 1. Episode 1. Netflix.
  4. Season of the Witch (The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Book 1) - Archieverse Wiki
  5. Takeover Event
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