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This page features all minor characters that made an appearance during all seasons of The CW's Riverdale. It spotlights characters that essentially received minor roles but were relevant enough in the story to which a page was needed to document their involvement. The characters below are listed in order of episode appearance for your convenience. Please use the Minor Characters Infobox when adding a new addition to the page.

Vic

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Vic — "What can I get you, miss? We've got some nice spruces."

First Appearance: "Chapter Eight: The Outsiders" — Last Appearance: "Chapter Forty-Six: The Red Dahlia"
Portrayed By: Bruce Blain


Vic was an employee of Andrews Construction until he quit after finding more stable employment with Clifford Blossom. On the day he was to begin construction on the SoDale project with Andrews Construction, Vic receives a big job offer from Clifford Blossom that he could not pass up. He hates having to pull his guys from Fred and Andrews Construction, but the job Clifford is offering them would guarantee work for two years starting right then and there. He apologizes to Fred for abandoning him, but he can't ask his guys to turn down that kind of offer.[1]

After Cliff's death, it is unknown what he found as employment though he'd eventually came to work with Fred Andrews again, selling Christmas trees. He shows Cheryl Blossom the many Christmas trees they have for sale. Later that week, on Christmas Day, Vic's intimate moment with Penelope Blossom was interrupted by Cheryl.[2]

Vic confronts Archie on the work site after he refused to take a required break. Vic psychically stops Archie who hammers away concrete as his only sense of relief. This angers Archie, who then proceeds to shove Vic.[3]

Aunt Cricket and Uncle Bedford

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Aunt Cricket and Uncle Bedford — "Cliff can't control his own family, let alone the company."

First Appearance: "Chapter Nine: La Grande Illusion" — Last Appearance: "Chapter Sixty-Four: The Ice Storm"
Portrayed By: Arabella Bushnell and Alex Zahara


Aunt Cricket and Uncle Bedford are members of the Blossom board of trustees. Following Jason's death, an unforeseen tragedy which precipitated a crisis for the Blossom empire, Cricket and Bedford, along with the remaining members of the board of trustees, descend upon Riverdale to review Clifford's current business standing. While in Riverdale, they attend the annual Blossom Tree Tapping Ceremony, an event to honor the Blossom heritage and bloodline. Although, many expected Cheryl, who is performing the event to fail as it was normally done by Jason, she staked the tree perfectly. Despite Cheryl's success in tapping the tree, Cricket and Bedford are still unconvinced that she's fit to run the business, evening threatening to take the business from Clifford should he attempt to move Cheryl forward as a successor, which both Cheryl and Archie overhear, leading to a brief interaction between Cricket and Bedford and the latter. Later that week, they attend the Blossom Banquet at the Belmont Lodge, which was Clifford's attempt to ease the board's concerns. [4]

After it was revealed that Clifford killed Jason, he then proceeded to kill himself to avoid apprehension, which led to law enforcement's discovery of Clifford's side business of trafficking heroin from Montreal on his trucks. Once the authorities had concluded their investigation into Clifford's side business, Cricket and Bedford, as well as the rest of the Blossom family, returned to Riverdale for Clifford's will-reading.[5]

Aunt Cricket and uncle Bedford return to Riverdale to discuss the family maple business. They wish to sell it. The rest of the family is in agreement. With Clifford dead and Penelope in the wind, they need Cheryl’s signature to move forward. The business hasn’t been profitable in years and it’s bleeding them dry. While Toni reminds Cheryl that the choice is hers to make, she also reminds her of all the hardship Thistlehouse has brought her. If they were to sell it, they could have a fresh start elsewhere. Cheryl initially agrees to consider their offer. With business settled, aunt Cricket and uncle Bedford were hoping to go to the chapel to light a votive candle of thanksgiving in celebration. They always visit with the ancestors whenever they come to Thistlehouse. Worried that they will uncover Jason’s body, Cheryl takes back her potential acceptance of their deal and demands they leave.

Aunt Cricket and uncle Bedford return to Thistlehouse and inquire about the chain keeping them out of the chapel. Cheryl reminds them of their previous encounter where she told them only she is allowed in the chapel. They suspect that Cheryl’s had a psychotic break. As soon as they have her declared unfit, they’re selling everything, including the factory and ground. "Get out you parasites.", Cheryl exclaims as her extended family encroaches closer on her secret.

Cheryl and Toni awaken from their sleep to noises coming from the chapel. Cheryl suspects it’s Julian trying to escape. However, she and Toni find uncle Bedford inside the chapel. He is disgusted at the sight of Jason’s corpse. He always knew there was a sickness that ran in their family, but Jason’s corpse in the chapel is unthinkable. He grabs Cheryl and tells her that she’s going away for a long time. Toni tries to pull him off of Cheryl, but Bedford overpowers her and shoves Toni to the ground. He presses Cheryl against the wall and tells her that he’s going to report her to the authorities. Better yet, he might save them the trouble and take care of Cheryl himself, holding his forearm to her throat. Toni hits uncle Bedford over the head with a candle stand, and she embraces Cheryl as Bedford bleeds on the ground.

The following morning, aunt Cricket visits Thistlehouse in search of uncle Bedford. She was wondering if Cheryl and Toni saw him. They claim they haven’t, and if Cricket wishes to search the premises, Cheryl instructs her to come back with a warrant.[6]

Aunt Cricket and cousin Fester are invited to Thanksgiving dinner at Thistlehouse by Cheryl and Toni. During dinner, Cheryl looks to Nana Rose to regale them with the tale of the first Blossom Thanksgiving. Cheryl, Toni, Cricket, and Fester listen closely as Nana Rose tells the story of the Blossom settlers. The weather turned and the settlers were surprised by the sudden, brutal onset of ice. The wagons were snowed in and soon after, the hunger set in. They grew so hungry that they had to eat their own to survive. Cannibalism, Cheryl remarks. She can only imagine what a scandal like that would do to the family name, especially if it were to come out right as aunt Cricket was trying to negotiate the sell of their maple business. Cricket is certain no one would believe Cheryl. Cheryl retorts the Blossoms have always been highly carnivorous. She ate her brother Julian in the womb and Cricket is eating the meat pies Cheryl made specifically for her and Fester. Inside his meat pie, Fester finds Bedford’s ring. Cheryl tells her aunt Cricket that she’s welcome to search the house as uncle Bedford will never be found. Any evidence that he was ever there is in the process of being digested, meaning Cheryl fed uncle Bedford to her aunt Cricket and cousin Fester. Cheryl then offers them desert as Toni rolls Jason’s corpse into the dinning room. Cheryl informs them that they’ve just committed a vile act of cannibalism, which is illegal. She threatens to expose them to the world should they continue to pressure her. With no other option, Cricket and Fester leave Thistlehouse.[7]

Mrs. Muggs

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Mrs. Muggs — "Sorry, isn't good enough. You want to do something? Tell the truth. Your father is ruining lives. He deserves to sit behind bars for the rest of his miserable life."

First Appearance: "Chapter Nine: La Grande Illusion" — Last Appearance: "Chapter Nine: La Grande Illusion"
Portrayed By: Jenn MacLean-Angus


Mrs. Muggs is the mother of Ethel Muggs and wife of Manfred Muggs. With her husband being hospitalized after his business deal with Hiram Lodge went bad, their family almost lost everything, including their house. Mrs. Muggs despises the Lodge Family and personally holds them accountable for what happened to her own family. Following her husband's suicide attempt, in which he swallowed an entire bottle of sleeping pills, Mrs. Muggs and Ethel join him at the hospital, where they are visited by two of Ethel's classmates, Betty and Veronica. They've come to leave flowers for the family, but before they leave, Veronica reveals to Mrs. Muggs that her last name is Lodge, as in the daughter of Hiram Lodge, the man responsible for all their recent troubles, including her husband's suicide attempt. Veronica apologizes for her father's actions and wishes that she could do something more, but that is not good enough for Mrs. Muggs, as she wants justice. She wants Veronica to tell the truth about her father at his trial. He is ruining lives and deserves to spend the rest of his life in prison.[4]


Young Serpent

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Young Serpent — "Easy, Hot Dog. He's family."

First Appearance: "Chapter Thirteen: The Sweet Hereafter" — Last Appearance: "Chapter Fourteen: A Kiss Before Dying"
Portrayed By: Arthur Mackinnon


Young Serpent is an unnamed, teenage member of the Southside Serpents and a student at Southside High. After Jughead Jones, son of Serpent leader FP Jones, is transferred to Southside High, Young Serpent and several other students surround Jughead in the cafeteria, but the encounter isn't hostile, rather friendly in fact as they laugh around the cafeteria table.

After FP's arrest, and his refusal to take an offer of a lighter sentence in return for implicating other Serpents, Young Serpent, along with Tall Boy and other Serpents (as well as their dog Hot Dog) visit FP's trailer to let Jughead know that they will have his back for as long as FP was gone, and that he is more than welcome to join the Serpents.[8]

After Fred Andrews is shot at Pop's Chock'lit Shoppe by masked assailant, Jughead asks Young Serpent and Tall Boy to investigate the possibility that it was retaliation for some of the Serpents being fired from Fred's construction site.

After learning that someone had been bragging that Fred got what he deserved, Young Serpent and Tall Boy viciously attacked the man. They assaulted and tied him to a chair in FP's trailer as they interrogated him for answers. After a lengthy examination, during which time brass knuckles are used, they conclude that he is just another loud mouth. Now that Jughead has seen that they did what was asked of them, they hope that he will relay that over to FP because it is important to them that he knows they were looking after Jughead. However, Jughead is upset that all this took place in his trailer.[9]

Dr. Masters

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Dr. Masters — "Listen, he hasn't woken up yet. But talk to him, coax him back. Keep it positive. Honestly, that could make all the difference."

First Appearance: "Chapter Fourteen: A Kiss Before Dying" — Last Appearance: "Chapter Thirty-Four: Judgment Night"
Portrayed By: Kwesi Ameyawl


Dr. Steven Masters was a doctor at Riverdale General Hospital. After Fred was shot at Pop's diner, he is taken to Riverdale General Hospital, where Dr. Masters performed the surgery to save Fred's life. Dr. Masters explains that Fred is out of surgery and Archie won’t be able to see him for at least an hour. They managed to get the bullet out and stop the internal bleeding, but Fred still cannot breathe on his own.[9]

At Riverdale General Hospital, after getting Rose Blossom's panel back, Dr. Masters discoveres trace amounts of a paralytic toxin in her bloodstream. Tannis root. Which is strange due to how rare it is . However, he had learned from Penelope Blossom that they had caught Rose on more than one occasion chewing bits of tannis root that she grew in the greenhouse. Leaving him to conclude that this incident is nothing more than a case of Rose's Sundowner's Syndrome. They'll be keeping her for observation for another day, then she will be well enough to return home.[10]

During the Riverdale riot, Dr. Masters and the hospital are taking in many patients, such as Fangs Fogarty and Hal Cooper. Due to his injuries, Dr. Masters asks many questions, of which Hal, unknown to him as the Black Hood, does not want to answer. Alone in his hospital room, Hal slit Dr. Masters' throat and leaves him for dead as he bleeds out.[11]


Xander and Simone St. Clair

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Xander and Simone St. Clair

First Appearance: "Chapter Eighteen: When a Stranger Calls" — Last Appearance: "Chapter Nineteen: Death Proof"
Portrayed By: Mark Brandon and Michelle Brezinski


Xander and Simone St. Clair are old friends of the Lodge Family. They are married and have a son, Nick St. Clair. They also stayed at the Five Seasons Xander and Simone arrive in Riverdale with their son Nick, having been invited to the Lodges' SoDale Gala Opening. Hiram Lodge had invited them in hopes they would support them as investors. His daughter, Veronica Lodge, acts as their tour guide in showing them all the good things Riverdale has to offer.[12]

When Nick is taken down to the sheriff station for questioning, they accompany him. After leaving the station, the St. Clairs are in a car accident on their way back to New York. The Lodges receive a phone call letting them know that Nick is going to recover, with time, but there is no mention of Mr. and Mrs. St. Clair's statuses.[13]

Xander and Simone St. Clair's status is later mentioned by the Lodges, that they had cut ties with them following the "accident".[14]

Byrdie

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Byrdie — "Sorry, Sweet Valley High, if you wanna join the club, you gotta do the dance...Serpent dance."

First Appearance: "Chapter Twenty-One: House of the Devil" — Last Appearance: "Chapter Twenty-One: House of the Devil"
Portrayed By: Jenn Griffin


Byrdie is a member of the Southside Serpents. Upon overhearing Betty discussing with Toni on how to join the Serpents as she wishes to keep a closer eye on Jughead, Byrdie let out a noisy guffaw, which is met by Toni replying "Shut it, Byrdie." Byrdie then informs Betty that if she wants to be a Serpent, she will have to do a certain "Serpent dance." This is referred to by Toni as an "outdated sexist tradition." Toni advises Betty against it, but Betty seems too determined.[15]

Mr. Lazenby

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Mr. Lazenby — "Per Clifford's instructions, he requested I withhold information, including the names of his beneficiaries, until a public will reading."

First Appearance: "Chapter Twenty-Eight: There Will Be Blood" — Last Appearance: "Chapter Twenty-Eight: There Will Be Blood"
Portrayed By: Jerry Wasserman


Mr. Lazenby is the Blossoms' estate attorney. He is the executor of Cliff Blossom's Will-Reading. Mr. Lazenby reveals that Clifford's instructions were to reveal the existence of his will only after the authorities concluded their investigation into his drug dealing business. He requested that Mr. Lazenby withhold all information, including the names of his numerous beneficiaries, until a public will-reading.

The will-reading commences once all the guests (Betty, Polly, Hal, aunt Cricket and uncle Bedford, amongst others are all in attendance. Clifford's first declaration is that ownership of Thistlehouse will remain with his mother, Rose Blossom. With Penelope Blossom, Clifford left ownership of Thornhill, which unbeknownst to many, Cheryl had burned to the ground. Regarding the other guests who had been contacted per Clifford's request, they are to receive half of the remaining assets of his fortune. The first half will be distributed equally to anyone in town who can prove, with medical authentication, that they are of Blossom blood. The will-reading is then interrupted by Alice Cooper, who came to confront Hal over him asking for a divorce for the sole purpose of cutting her out of the will. Once Alice turns her attentions towards the family and begins insulting them as a whole, referring to them all as inbreds, Penelope requests that she and Sierra McCoy, her attorney, leave.

The second half of Clifford's fortune will go to Cheryl alone, as Jason is no longer with them. And so, Cheryl approaches the podium. As the one, true Blossom heir, she feels it is her duty to say a few words. However, Cheryl's speech is interrupted by Clifford. Or so they believed. Overwhelmed by his supposed return, Cheryl faints. It's later revealed that it was Claudius Blossom, Clifford's twin brother, who interrupted the will-reading.[5]

War Baby

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War Baby — "What's up, Jonesy? You want me to knock some heads in here for ya?"

First Appearance: "Chapter Twenty-Eight: There Will Be Blood" — Last Appearance: "Chapter Twenty-Eight: There Will Be Blood"
Portrayed By: Shaun Omaid


War Baby is a prisoner of the Shankshaw Prison. War Baby apparently holds much information about Hiram Lodge, because when FP and Jughead contact him, the latter tells them countless dark things about Hiram. It also seems that War Baby has been acquainted with FP Jones for a long time.[5]

Mrs. Klump

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Mrs. Klump — "I may have killed that boy."

First Appearance: "Chapter Thirty-Two: Prisoners" — Last Appearance: "Chapter Fifty-One: Big Fun"
Portrayed By: Robyn Ross


Mrs. Klump is the mother of the recently deceased Midge Klump. After Midge is murdered by the Black Hood during the school musical, Mrs. Klump attends her daughter's funeral. As the service ends, Cheryl consoles Mrs. Klump. When Sheriff Keller approaches to offer his condolences, Mrs. Klump slaps him as he was supposed to be protecting them all from danger.[16]

Mrs. Klump attends the Riverdale Mayoral debate between Fred Andrews and Hermione Lodge, though the Black Hood attacks and she flees with the other towns people.[17]

Believing that Fangs Fogarty, a Serpent had killed Midge, Mrs. Klump shoots Fangs in retaliation outside the sheriff station. She is later found by Veronica, and taken back to the station for holding.[11]

Mrs. Klump seems to have joined The Farm as she attends the school musical, Heathers. The musical ends with Betty, Jughead, Archie, Sweet Pea, Toni, Reggie, Josie, Veronica, Cheryl, Kevin, Evelyn, and Fangs on stage singing "Seventeen". As the musical concludes, Edgar Evernever rises from the audience, clapping slowly and very dramatic-like. He is joined by Mrs. Klump as well as over a dozen members of the Farm, who are all wearing white and join in on the slow clap.[18]


Small Fry Boucher

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Small Fry Boucher — "Hello, I'm here to see Mr. Lodge."

First Appearance: "Chapter Thirty-Four: Judgment Night" — Last Appearance: "Chapter Thirty-Four: Judgment Night"
Portrayed By: Andre Tricoteux


Small Fry Boucher was the son of former Hiram Lodge associate Paul Boucher, better known as Poppa Poutine. When Poppa Poutine was found dead at a hotel soon after meeting with Hiram, Small Fry suspected that Hiram had something to do with the murder. Because of this, Small Fry came to Riverdale, and began searching for the Lodges' address. He eventually finds Pop Tate, who had just spoken with Hiram Lodge. Small Fry is told Hiram's address soon after, and so he travels to The Pembrooke, in order to get revenge on the Lodges. After confirming that both Hiram's wife, Hermione, and daughter, Veronica, are currently present in the apartment building, Small Fry proceeded to murder Hiram's and Hermione's capo, Andre at the front desk.

Small Fry heads upstairs, and kicks the door off its hinges in order to get to the Lodges. After chasing them into Hiram's study room, Hermione is able to get ahold of a gun. With the deadly weapon, Hermione shoots Small Fry multiple times, resulting in his death. Small Fry's body is, along with Andre's, later sent to the coroner's office, tagged as a riot victim.[11]

Slash

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Slash — "I'm Slash. Who gave you that Ink? Looks Fresh."

First Appearance: "Chapter Thirty-Seven: Fortune and Men's Eyes" — Last Appearance: "Chapter Thirty-Seven: Fortune and Men's Eyes"
Portrayed By: Matteo Stefan


Slash is a member of the Southside Serpents, who was arrested and imprisoned at the Leopold and Loeb Juvenile Detention Center. While on the yard with his fellow Serpents, Slash is approached by Archie Andrews, who wishes to sit with them. It's only when he flashes his new Serpent tattoo that they allow him to sit. Slash asks about Archie's tattoo, as it looks fresh. Archie tells him that it was done by FP Jones. Current Serpent King, Jughead Jones, made him a Serpent however and said that he could hang out with them. Their discussion is interrupted by fellow Serpent Joaquin, who reveals that Archie isn't a Serpent. However, they are still willing to offer Archie their protection as long as he agree to shiv one of the Ghoulies across the yard. Archie refuses to and leaves.[19]

Later, Archie steps on the yard with a brand new pair of sneakers, gaining the attention of the other inmates, Slash included, who points out to Joaquin that Archie is coming. He's been thinking and most of them are going to be there for a long time, and he doesn't want to do that time living like an animal. Shivving each other in the yard might be what the guards and the warden and the rest of the world out there expects of them, but there's another way. If they weren't there, they'd be in high school, joining clubs and trying out for sports. All of them will play one game to remind everyone that they're not animals. Not Ghoulies versus Serpents. No gangs, Archie says. They'll mix it up for a clean, fair game. Mad Dog agrees with Archie. If they keep killing each other, the warden and guards are the only ones who win. As an added bonus, Archie offers up his sneaker to MVP.

Slash plays during the football game. When Archie gets tackled, Slash helps him up. They become distracted at the sight of the River Vixens, who cheers them on throughout the duration of the game until Warden Norton signals the guards to attack the players under the claim that they were rioting.[19]


Baby Teeth

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Baby Teeth — "Name's Baby Teeth. I may not look like much, but I leave a mark."

First Appearance: "Chapter Thirty-Eight: As Above, So Below" — Last Appearance: "Chapter Fifty-Three: Jawbreaker(corpse)
Portrayed By: Connor Paton


Brandon "Baby Teeth" Morris was an inmate at Leopold and Loeb Juvenile Detention Center until he was released and later captured and killed by the Gargoyle Gang. While training in the yard with the other fighters, Baby Teeth meets Archie, Warden Norton's newest fighter. He then proceeds to introduce Archie to Thumper and Peter. Baby Teeth advises Archie to start using the punching bag before the Captain comes over. Rules of the fight are bare knuckles until knockout. Warden sells the tickets. Guards place the bets. Everyone wins except the prisoners. They get a few perks if they win though. When Archie asks about Mad Dog, Captain Golightly tells him to stop talking. Baby Teeth also advises him not to ask questions.

After Archie wins his first fight, he requests lunch from Pop’s, but not just for himself. He gets enough to share with all the fighters. Baby Teeth compliments Archie’s fighting ability but questions what the Warden has to say about Archie ending the fight so quick. However, Archie has not the slightest clue as to what he is referring to.[20]

Baby Teeth, Mad Dog, Thumper, and the others are released from Leopold and Loeb Juvenile Detention Center thanks to Archie, who blackmailed the Governor. Now that they’re out, Mad Dog plans on finding his family. However, some of the other guys have no place to go, like Baby Teeth, who has no one. Fortunately, Archie has the gym and is more than willing to allow them to stay in it. He then introduces them to Tom Keller, his trainer. Archie hands Mad Dog a pair of gloves and offers him a rematch.

The following day, Baby Teeth and Archie are joined at the diner by Mad Dog, who finally found his grandma and little brother, but they moved into an apartment building that’s falling apart. It’s been taken over by the Gargoyle Gang as well. They’re cooking drugs out of some of the vacant apartments. Archie assures Mad Dog that they’ll get the Gargoyles out.

Baby Teeth, Archie, Jughead, Sweet Pea, Fangs, Mad Dog, and the Serpents rally in the gym as they prepare to infiltrate the Gargoyle Gang's apartment building. Thanks to Mad Dog’s recon, they have a pretty decent idea of the layout. Sweet Pea and Archie take out the first two guards at the door. Then the group proceed into the building with Baby Teeth waiting outside as lookout. Armed with weapons such as crowbars and baseball bats, they make their way further into the apartments. The Serpents take 2nd floor while Archie and his guys take the 1st floor. Jughead’s off on his own on another floor. While the gang manages to subdue the Gargoyles, Jughead captures Kurtz, the cook. However, during the assault, Kurtz escapes and Baby Teeth goes missing. His body is later discovered by FP in clearing. Baby Teeth is the latest sacrifice. With runic symbols carved into his back, all his teeth pulled from his mouth, and blue fresh-aid around his lips, Baby Teeth’s body lays in front of a totem.[21]

After Baby Teeth's body is recovered, it is taken to the morgue, where Dr. Curdle Jr. reveals to FP and Jughead that Baby Teeth died from loss of blood, from the pulling of his teeth, which occurred pre-mortem. During the autopsy, Curdle also discovered a matchbook from the Maple Club lodged down Baby Teeth’s throat.[22]

Marcus Mason

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Marcus Mason — "When you are weak, I am weak. The RROTC was the same way when Tom Keller and I were in high school."

First Appearance: "Chapter Thirty-Seven: Fortune and Men's Eyes" — Last Appearance: "Chapter Forty-Seven: Bizarrodale"
Portrayed By: Simon C. Hussey, Cody Kearsley (teen)


Marcus Mason is Moose's father and the RROTC instructor at Riverdale High. Marcus arrives at Riverdale High after being recently appointed as the new RROTC instructor by Mr. Weatherbee, whom he has a conversation with as Moose and Kevin watch from across the hall. Along with becoming the instructor, Marcus is also making Moose join RROTC.

As RROTC commences, Major Mason recognizes Kevin as Tom's son, who he ran the RROTC with years ago. Major Mason welcomes Kevin, who proceeds to take a seat next to Moose.[23]

Marcus and Moose enter Pop's to find Tom, Sierra, Kevin, and Josie together. Sierra and Tom take the opportunity to invite them to the wedding, though Marcus doesn’t appear to be too enthusiastic, almost brushing off the invite. As Marcus leaves, Tom explains to Josie and Kevin that he and Marcus used to be good friends, as they both were in the RROTC together. But, they grew apart. Sierra surmises that this was due to Marcus being jealous of her and Tom’s relationship as he had a crush on Sierra.

The following day, Major Mason and the other cadets find Moose and Kevin together. He informs them that the meeting with the Navel Academy recruitment officer is about to start.

After learning that Moose is gay and that he is in a relationship with Kevin, Marcus devises a plan to scare them. He, along with the other RROTC cadets, kidnap Moose and Kevin and take them into a clearing in Fox Forest. Marcus, disguised as the Gargoyle King, looks over them. Before them sits two chalices. The Gargoyle King wants them to flip for their fate. When Moose refuses to play along, the Gargoyles pull out knives as incentive. Should they refuse to play, they’ll be killed. With no other choice, Kevin decides to go first. He flips the coin and just as he prepares to sip from the chalice, the Gargoyle King is shot by an arrow, fired by Cheryl, who along with Toni, Tom, FP and his deputies, bring an end to the ritual. They unmask the Gargoyles and much to Kevin and Moose’s surprise, they’re the RROTC cadets. They were being lead by Marcus.

FP takes Marcus to the Sheriff Station for interrogation. Marcus reveals that there wasn’t any poison in the chalices. He was just trying to scare Moose and Kevin straight. FP wonders how he talked his cadets into helping. Marcus explains that he made it a quest. The Gargoyle King told them their brothers needed help. The RROTC was the same way when Marcus and Tom were in school. Back then, he and Tom were best friends. One day, he tried to kiss Tom, who rejected him. When Marcus’ parents found out about his inclinations, they sent him to the Sisters to get help for his weakness of character. That’s where Marcus first met the Gargoyle King, and where he started playing Gryphons and Gargoyles, and later learned that Tom played too along with the Midnight Club. The Sisters cured Marcus of impure thoughts. He became strong as he has been all these years. But then he heard that Tom and Sierra were getting married just as Moose told him that he was seeing Kevin. FP realizes that Marcus wanted to destroy what he couldn’t have. The Sisters scared Marcus with the Gargoyle King, so he thought he could do the same to Moose and Kevin. FP almost seems to feel bad for Marcus, commenting that the Sisters did a number on him.[24]

Cousin Fester Blossom

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Cousin Fester Blossom — "Is this uncle Bedford's ring?"

First Appearance: "Chapter Sixty-Three: Hereditary" — Last Appearance: "Chapter Sixty-Four: The Ice Storm"
Portrayed By: Alexander Lowe


Cousin Fester Blossom is a member of the Blossom family.

Aunt Cricket and uncle Bedford return to Riverdale with cousin Fester to discuss the family maple business. They wish to sell it. The rest of the family is in agreement. With Clifford dead and Penelope in the wind, they need Cheryl’s signature to move forward. The business hasn’t been profitable in years and it’s bleeding them dry. While Toni reminds Cheryl that the choice is hers to make, she also reminds her of all the hardship Thistlehouse has brought her. If they were to sell it, they could have a fresh start elsewhere. Cheryl initially agrees to consider their offer. With business settled, aunt Cricket and uncle Bedford were hoping to go to the chapel to light a votive candle of thanksgiving in celebration. They always visit with the ancestors whenever they come to Thistlehouse. Worried that they will uncover Jason’s body, Cheryl takes back her potential acceptance of their deal and demands they leave.

Aunt Cricket, uncle Bedford, and cousin Fester return to Thistlehouse and inquire about the chain keeping them out of the chapel. Cheryl reminds them of their previous encounter where she told them only she is allowed in the chapel. They suspect that Cheryl’s had a psychotic break. As soon as they have her declared unfit, they’re selling everything, including the factory and ground. "Get out you parasites.", Cheryl exclaims as her extended family encroaches closer on her secret.[6]

Aunt Cricket and cousin Fester are invited to Thanksgiving dinner at Thistlehouse by Cheryl and Toni. During dinner, Cheryl looks to Nana Rose to regale them with the tale of the first Blossom Thanksgiving. Cheryl, Toni, Cricket, and Fester listen closely as Nana Rose tells the story of the Blossom settlers. The weather turned and the settlers were surprised by the sudden, brutal onset of ice. The wagons were snowed in and soon after, the hunger set in. They grew so hungry that they had to eat their own to survive. Cannibalism, Cheryl remarks. She can only imagine what a scandal like that would do to the family name, especially if it were to come out right as aunt Cricket was trying to negotiate the sell of their maple business. Cricket is certain no one would believe Cheryl. Cheryl retorts the Blossoms have always been highly carnivorous. She ate her brother Julian in the womb and Cricket is eating the meat pies Cheryl made specifically for her and Fester. Inside his meat pie, Fester finds Bedford’s ring. Cheryl tells her aunt Cricket that she’s welcome to search the house as uncle Bedford will never be found. Any evidence that he was ever there is in the process of being digested, meaning Cheryl fed uncle Bedford to her aunt Cricket and cousin Fester. Cheryl then offers them desert as Toni rolls Jason’s corpse into the dinning room. Cheryl informs them that they’ve just committed a vile act of cannibalism, which is illegal. She threatens to expose them to the world should they continue to pressure her. With no other option, Cricket and Fester leave Thistlehouse.[7]

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