In Riverdale, who is The Black Hood?
There have been numerous villains in RIVERDALE over the years, but none is more famed than The Black Hood. But, in the show, who was The Black Hood?
Riverdale fans will recall The Black Hood’s constant dread, one of the town’s most elusive villains who never completely vanished. The character’s identity remained a mystery for years on the Netflix series, often working in the shadows and reappearing when least expected. But who was the man hiding beneath the mask?
Throughout the second season of Riverdale, the Black Hood preyed on the community, causing the majority of the show’s sorrow and suffering.
For years, the mystery surrounding the character’s identity lingered in the imaginations of fans, with different twists and turns eluding the ultimate disclosure.
To mention a few, he was responsible for the shooting of Fred Andrews (Luke Perry) and the murder of Geraldine Grundy (Sarah Habel).
The mask-wearing killer was eventually revealed to be Hal Cooper (Lochlyn Munro), who identified himself when the village suspected Joseph Svenson (Cameron McDonald) of the murders.
It was revealed that Joseph was only Hal’s puppet, and that Hal was the mastermind behind all of the town’s misdeeds.
Hal revealed that he coerced Joseph into executing his will, but that he was the real Black Hood.
He says that his father was the Riverdale Reaper, another infamous villain from the town’s past.
Hal rationalized his acts by convincing himself that the community was overrun with sinners who needed to be cleansed.
He took matters into his own twisted hands in order to keep a promise he made to his mother that Riverdale would ‘do better.’
However, the Black Hood crimes continued after his confession, and the town soon realized they had a copycat killer on the loose.
While Hal and his family were present, the second Black Hood attacked the town hall, confirming that it wasn’t him.
This new Black Hood attempted to assassinate Fred Andrews but was arrested quickly.
Tall Boy (Scott McNeil) was revealed to be the second Black Hood, hired by Hiram Lodge to prevent Fred from running for mayor.
Riverdale, true to style, didn’t let up after Black Hood’s rampage, with new and scary villains appearing each season.
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