|“||You're not gonna do that. You see, I never touched that body, Betty. Or the car. Or went through his phone, or called his contacts. I didn't go through the sewer pipe. It's not my fingerprints or hair they're gonna find. You know, maybe I should call the police, tell them what sort of things my sister's capable of doing. You know, I don't think I am comfortable being in the same room as someone who's done those sorts of things. It scares me, Betty. You scare me. Can't you see that? You're scaring me, Betty! You're scaring me!||„|
|~ Chic to Betty.|
Chic, also known as the Gargoyle King and Chic Cooper, is one of the two secondary antagonists (alongside Hal Cooper) of the CW soap opera Riverdale.
He served as a major antagonist in season two, one of the main antagonists of the “Gryphons and Gargoyles” storyline in season three, and a minor antagonist in season four.
He is initially believed to be Betty Cooper's brother, but it is later revealed that he is an impostor.
He is portrayed by Hart Denton, who also portrayed Dean Holbrook in 13 Reasons Why.
Chic's full personality is very mysterious and ambiguous. However, it is very clear that he has anger issues, and he often resorts to violence. He is also a manipulative person, easily tricking Alice into thinking that he is her abandoned son.
At some point, Chic and Charles Smith became friends. However due to his anger issues, Chic killed Charles in a fight (though it is later revealed that Charles is alive). Later, when Alice Smith attempted to look for her son, Chic decided to impersonate him. Afterwards, Alice took Chic into her house, believing that he was the real Charles. Betty, however, becomes less and less convinced that Chic is her brother, especially through his suspicious behavior.
Ultimately, Betty figures out who Chic really is and what he did, so she decides to tie up Chic. She then takes him to the woods and forces him to admit to killing Charles and impersonating him. Chic confesses to the crimes before claiming that he didn't mean to kill Charles. Betty delivers Chic to the Black Hood, and it is unknown whether the Black Hood was able to kill him or not.
It is eventually revealed that the Black Hood decided to spare and recruit Chic. Chic, Penelope Blossom, and the Black Hood conspire to lure as many residents in Riverdale as they can into playing Gryphons and Gargoyles. The Gargoyle King spends most of the season luring people into playing the game "Gryphons and Gargoyles" before ruining their lives. He is responsible for the deaths of Dilton Doiley and Ben Button, and he puts Ethel Muggs in a seizure. He also attacks Betty and Jughead in the Fox Forest, and he begins to lure every students at Riverdale High School into playing the game.
Later, Alice reveals to Betty that the Gargoyle King lured every parents in Riverdale into playing the game when they were high schoolers. Then one night, everyone playing the game became insane. Using that as a distraction, the Gargoyle King murdered Principal Felix Featherhead. Back in present day, when Betty prepares to tell Jughead about the discovery, she finds out that the Gargoyle King started driving him insane. It also turns out that the corrupt Warden Norton has been playing the game. After he finishes with the game, the Gargoyle King murders him via cyanide poisoning. Afterwards, Jughead goes to confront the Gargoyle King in the forest.
The next day, the Gargoyle King puts Josie in a seizure. Archie and his friends find out that the Gargoyle King is apparently the leader of a gang, and Joaquin (Kevin's former boyfriend) is part of it. They capture Joaquin, but unfortunately, the Gargoyle King kills him afterwards. Later, the Gargoyle King attacks Alice and Betty in their house. It is later revealed he dug up Darryl Doiley's grave and used it to frighten Alice and Betty.