|“||What the hell do you boys think you're doing to my school?||”|
|— Weatherbee to the Bulldogs and the Serpents[src]|
He is the principal of Riverdale High School.
Nothing is known of Weatherbee's early life. However, he did become the principal of Riverdale High School some time prior to the start of the series.
Weathebee is approached by Veronica, who wanted to make him aware that she'll be stepping in as interim student body president. Unfortunately for Veronica, Cheryl has already petitioned to be president. the following day, Weatherbee converses with Major Mason, Moose Mason's father, the new RROTC instructor.
With the Gryphons and Gargoyles epidemic spreading throughout Riverdale like a deadly virus, the town was forced to take action, starting at Riverdale High, where Principal Weatherbee has initiated a series of locker searches, confiscating Gryphons and Gargoyles player manuals were found.
Weatherbee stands alongside Mayor Lodge as Sheriff Minetta addresses Archie's escape from juvie. Minetta confronts those who he deems to be suspects. A few students in particular catches the sheriff's attention. When he asks where Josie was during the time of the breakout, she claims she was alone in the music room. Sheriff Minetta will be looking into all their alibis. As he continues to antagonize Josie, she suddenly has a seizure. Cheryl rushes to her aid, catching Josie and telling the sheriff to back off.
Following a mass seizure, Principal Weatherbee announces over the intercom that they are closing the student lounge. Accompanied by at least half a dozen men in blue hazmat suits, Weatherbee begins rounding up the "infected". When Weatherbee points out Veronica, she makes a run for it.
Principal Weatherbee later holds a school board meeting in his office. Penelope, Alice, Hiram, and Hermione are in attendance. Penelope insists that the school be shut down until they know what is causing the seizures. Principal Weatherbee informs her that they’re taking as many precautions as they can. What they should be doing Penelope says is tracking down patient zero and running every possible test on them. Alice cuts Penelope off, stating that tonight’s discussion is about that fate of Riverdale High. Hiram interrupts as he is in favor of shutting down the school, as are most parents given the fact that five more kids have suffered seizures just that afternoon. Which is why Hermione will be signing an executive order shutting down Riverdale High until it is deemed safe. Veronica and Cheryl interrupt the meeting to reveal Hiram's master plan, the expansion his ever-growing drug empire, which now consists almost exclusively of Fizzle Rocks. Hermione questions what Veronica’s talking about. Hiram decides to address all of Veronica's point, completely dismissing all claims. Penelope then comes to his defense before collapsing to the floor and seizing. Hermione and Alice run to her to assist.
Mr. Weatherbee welcomes Archie back to Riverdale High as he continues his transition back into his life. Weatherbee advises him to be realistic in terms of his goals. The SATs are approaching and Archie hasn’t had much of a chance to prepare. Mr. Weatherbee strongly recommends that Archie repeat his junior year, meaning he won’t graduate with his friends.
After breaking up a fight between, the Serpents, Pretty Poisons, and the Farm, Weatherbee reprimands Jughead and Toni for the actions of their respective gangs by. They try to explain that they were simply breaking up the fight, but Weatherbee isn’t interested in their excuses. This brawl is only the last incident of gang activity at Riverdale High. Someone robbed the Chemistry lab the night before of thousands of dollars of equipment, all of which can be used to cook drugs. Jughead and Toni profess their innocence as neither of their gangs cook drugs, nevertheless, Jughead gets one more strike and then he’s out of Riverdale High.
Principal Weatherbee is approached by Mayor Lodge after discovering that this year’s musical is Heathers, which focuses on teen violence and suicide. Hermione explains that this is a terrible idea given the tragedy of last year’s musical. Kevin and Evelyn are there to maintain their stance and see to it that the play goes on. While Heathers deals with teen alienation and desperation, it’s characters however long for simpler and more innocent times. Its ultimate message is a rejection to nihilism. Kevin and Evelyn then proceed to sing the lyrics of the first song in hopes of convincing Hermione that the musical is in everyone’s best interest.
Kevin reveals to Weatherbee and Hermione just how clueless they are in regards to what the students are dealing with. In the classroom sits Josie, Archie, Reggie, Sweet Pea, Fangs, and Evelyn, who all proceeds to break out in song and dance, leading Hermione to questions if they’re all truly this miserable. Kevin explains that there’s also Cheryl, who’s floating above it all as Heather Chandler.
Betty goes to Weatherbee with the photos she took from the Gargoyle Chamber of Evelyn, Kevin, and Fangs surrounded by members of the Farm. Betty claims that the musical is being used to indoctrinate students into a cult. From Weatherbee’s perspective, it looks like they’re simply rehearsing. Betty insists that the photos capture some kind of ritualistic ceremony. However, Weatherbee would beg to differ. The Farm is a fully sanctioned club, approved by Weatherbee after he read Edgar’s doctrine. Which Weatherbee found to be fascinating.
Weatherbee 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 Weatherbee and over a dozen members of the Farm, who are all wearing white and join in on the slow clap.
Weatherbee stands quietly alongside Cheryl as she, along with Evelyn, Fangs, and Kevin, advocate for the Farm, spreading the word around school. "Where the one become many and the many become one".
Weatherbee joins Cheryl, Toni, Edgar, Alice, Polly, Evelyn, Kevin, and the other Farmies in setting a trap for Betty, who they seek to recruit into the Farm. Betty reveals that Edgar is already married to Evelyn, but everyone is well aware. There are no secrets at the Farm. They’ve all come together to get Betty to join them. Edgar explains that everyone Betty cares about is in the room, her mother, sister, best friend, cousin and sister. In unison, the Farmies recite "Join us." If only for a second, it seems that Betty begins to consider the offer, but she declines it nonetheless and takes off running, with Cheryl, Toni, Kevin, Evelyn, and the other Farmies just behind her. Betty just barely makes it to her car and pulls off.
Mr. Weatherbee is a middle-aged, tall man with a lean but fit build. He has a shaved head, brown skin and dark brown eyes. Weatherbee has only ever been seen during his work hours, where one would be expected to dress in a professional matter; In his case, dark-colored suits. It is currently unknown what his everyday clothing choice consist of.
While very little is known of Mr. Weatherbee's personality, he appears to be fairly stern and straightforward. Under the impression that Archie Andrews was withholding information pertaining to the death of Jason Blossom, Weatherbee was frank in approaching him by asking Archie if he had any knowledge of Jason's case.
- In Archie Comics, Mr. Weatherbee has appeared in many iterations, often for comic purposes. Unlike the TV series, his comic counterpart is a middle-aged Caucasian man, plump and with a certain impatience towards Archie and the Gang, famous troublemakers at Riverdale High School.
- In The Archie Show, the animated series produced by Filmation from 1968 to August 1969, a recurring sketch sees Mr. Weatherbee seriously concerned for his mental health when accidentally witnessing events caused by Sabrina Spellman's magic.
- See also: Category:Images of Waldo Weatherbee
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