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17 Veronica Moments On "Riverdale" That Prove We Don't Appreciate Her Enough

"I beg your misogynistic pardon?"

If you're like me, you probably watch Riverdale at this point mostly for its sheer ridiculousness.

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Although the show is absolutely bonkers, today I want to talk about a Riverdale character we honestly don't appreciate enough: Veronica Lodge.

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I may be bored of seeing her get the same plots revolving around Hiram and Archie, but I think V herself is still pretty great. Here are some of my favorite Veronica moments:

Spoilers ahead!

1. When she refused to join Cheryl's cheer squad unless Betty also made the team.

Veronica tells Cheryl she and Betty come as a matching set, "You wanted fire? Sorry Cheryl bombshell my specialty's ice"
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2. When she gave some tough love advice that we honestly all needed to hear.

Veronica tells Betty, "Romeo and Juliet are the exception not the rule"
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3. When she delivered this absolutely iconic line.

"I don't follow rules, I make them, and when necessary, I break them"
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4. When she was not here for the misogyny.

Malachai calls Veronica and Betty Jughead's bitches and Veronica responds, "I beg your misogynistic pardon?"
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Gonna start using this in real life.

5. When she didn't hesitate to push her mom's buttons.

Veronica casually sips a mimosa in front of her mom to irritate her
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6. When she refused to leave Archie's side after his dad was shot.

Veronica tells Archie she can try to push him away but she's not leaving him alone in this
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Oh, to go back to when I actually shipped Varchie...

7. When she joined the Pussycats and absolutely rocked the cat ears.

Veronica walking the halls with The Pussycats
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8. When she immediately rushed to comfort Cheryl when she broke down at Jason's funeral.

Veronica hugs Cheryl and comforts her at Jason's funeral
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9. When she and Betty made up after their fight and sang a duet of "You Shine" from Carrie.

Veronica and Betty singing "You Shine"
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10. When she got the entire cheerleading squad to perform "Jailhouse Rock" outside Archie's jail.

Veronica waves at Archie outside of jail and he says, "That's my girl"
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11. When she delivered one of the most unintentionally funny lines in Riverdale history.

Archie breaks up with Veronica and she dramatically tells him they're "endgame"
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I know it's not supposed to be funny, but I can't help but lose it every time I hear this line. Who wrote that?!

12. When she and Reggie shared the most intense first kiss with off-the-charts chemistry.

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They deserved better!!!

13. When she said what we were all thinking.

Veronica: "Prom is this weekend? We still do things like that here?"
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14. When she kept the guys at Riverdale High in check.

"I am so over the toxic masculinity in this hallway right now."
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15. When she fired back at Betty and Jughead.

Veronica says she's sorry she and Archie don't spend their time "being tragic and moping and holding hands watching serial killer documentaries"
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Was this mean? Yes. Was it legendary? Also yes.

16. When she out-danced Cheryl and became the new captain of the River Vixens.

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17. And finally, when she was the only one with any damn sense in this town.

Veronica says they should just move
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