Betty or Veronica?

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Who should Archie choose?

  1. Betty

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    70.0%
  2. Veronica

    4 vote(s)
    20.0%
  3. Other

    2 vote(s)
    10.0%
  1. Anthonynotes

    Anthonynotes PBS: We rock harder than MTV

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    Thought this might make for a fun poll... the age-old Archie question: who should Archie choose?

    For me, I'd easily say Betty---her interests are more similar to Archie's, plus she doesn't carry the inherent baggage of being wealthy (and the lifestyle that goes with it, per Veronica's lavish or expensive tastes)...

    -B.
     
  2. Shawn Hopkins

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    Oh, who should Archie choose? That's never the question I ask myself. I guess Betty would be better for that red-headed geek, generally. She fits him better, it's just that Veronica is so exciting that it makes it hard for him to commit to her.

    But if you are asking which one I myself like better I am more torn.
     
  3. Wonderwall

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    I always liked Veronica better, so Archie should quit being a chump, get with her and finally graduate high school:p
     
  4. tb4000

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    Screw both of them, and go for the obvious choice.

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  5. Geezil

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    Sabrina.


    (Archie: "She turned me into a newt!")


    (sufficiently theatrical pause as bystanders gape in puzzlement)


    ("I got better...!")


    (apologies as due to those Python guys)
     
  6. AlgeaX

    AlgeaX Oh, hello?

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  7. Shawn Hopkins

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    That's incredibly bad perspective in that drawing. She'd be, what, eight or nine feet tall? How is she holding herself up like that? Are Jughead and Dillon? partially buried in the sand?

    And, yeah, it looks a lot like the opening scene of a Cherry Poptart story, I have to say.
     
  8. Miyamoto Musashi

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    Betty: She's the common cute girl who really adores her boyfriend
    Veronica: Rich, bad, too expensive to live with

    He should really choose Betty but Archie is a dope, Betty can handle his clumsiness better than anyone else
     
  9. RayChuang

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    Interesting you say that because Larry Welz, the creator of the X-rated Cherry Poptart comics admitted he deliberately copied a lot of the style of Archie comics.

    Alas, you can forget about Cheryl Blossom being a steady girlfriend for Archie nowadays, if what I seen in the Betty & Veronica Double Digest in the last year or so are true. Mind you, I would not be surprised that Blossom gets her own monthly comic series again within 18 months or so....
     
  10. JTurner954

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    I choose Betty. It's been a while but back when I use to read Archie Comics, Betty was always there to help Archie and listen to him. I also recall Betty was always fixing his jalopy and was a good mechanic in general. Betty has brains.

    Veronica always came off as spoiled and only wanted Archie because it was a challenge against Betty and her non-approving father. She's better off with Reggie.

    Cheryl Blossom is a model. That's all I know about her.
     
  11. tb4000

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    That's why most of them want each other, period...for the challenge. Reggie only wanted Midge because Moose made her off limits.
     
  12. Shawn Hopkins

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    Of course. That's the joke. I liked Cherry Poptart better when it more directly aped the Archie style, the later issues get away from that into something that has less clean linework that I don't like as much.
     
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    Betty, mainly because I find her cuter, lame I know. I have actually never read an issue or Archie in my life, odd seeing as how Im a giant fan of comics.
     
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    I have no idea.
     
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    Note: Please try to make a decent contribution to this thread if you decide to post your thoughts. If none of the options supplied in the poll fit your choice, please elaborate on an alternative choice. Any posts which don't make an effort to contribute to the discussion will be deleted from here onwards.


    As for myself, I would probably fall choose Betty because she's the better pick, but then run into the "grass is always better on the other side" thing and long for Veronica :p
     
  16. Zorak Masaki

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    Isnt Cheryl Blossom Dilton's girlfriend now? At least thats how it was the last time i looked through an archie comic.
     
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    Speaking of the Blossoms, I read then Cheryl Blossom's brother Jason, had once a crush on Betty. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jason_Blossom in which comic issue Jason Blossom had dated Betty?
     
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    If I was Archie, I'd pick Betty, she's highly intelligent(I believe she is one of the top students at Riverdale High), a great cook, highly skilled at multiple things and interests and she really does have a great personality and I think that in the long run someone like Betty will make the better life time mate.
     
  19. Elven Moon

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    I'd go with Betty if I were Archie. She's smart, she's sweet, and she was first! Read the first Best of the 40s book and you'll see what I mean. Veronica seems like she'd expect too much of Archie, and would be very difficult to please (I don't think he'd be able to make enough money to finance her shopping sprees, unless they relied on some kind of inheritance). I don't think he'd fit in well with the society she's a part of, either, and her dad hates him.

    I don't really ever dwell on who he should go with, but those are my thoughts :sweat:
     
  20. Shawn Hopkins

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    These are both very well-reasoned arguments, but, you know, hormones. Veronica has that bad girl thing going on and that's just sexy. I can see how she could make it hard for Archie to choose.
     

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