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Riverdale fans react to Cheryl's new fire powers

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In season 6 episode 10 of Riverdale, Cheryl Blossom's new superpower was revealed and fans loved it!

There was a lot going on in "Chapter One Hundred and Five: Folk Heroes", but one storyline definitely stole the show for everyone. Cheryl’s specialty has always been fire, but now, it’s official. After the traumatic experience she just went through with Abigail taking over her body, our favorite Blossom has developed Pyrokinesis. So what exactly does that mean? Cheryl can now create and control fire with her mind. 

Riverdale season 6 is definitely not hesitating to lean into the supernatural genre and Cheryl is now the fourth main character to discover a superpower after Archie, Betty, and Jughead. It’s unclear if everyone will possess a special ability by the finale, but considering everything is leading up to a big battle against the villain, Percival Pickins, it’s certainly looking that way. 

Naturally, many took to social media to express how impressed they were with Madelaine Petsch’s amazing performance with the storyline. It isn’t a surprise considering the actress always thrives with whatever material she is given, despite some truly crazy content.

“I am blown away. your acting this episode was extraordinary. I cannot even express how drawn in I was and how many times I screamed and then cried. you are so talented,” one tweet read. 

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Fans also loved seeing Betty actually take care of her cousin, which is a relationship that doesn’t get as much screen time as it should. 

“I just want them to be the family neither of them had,” one viewer wrote in part in reference to the duo.

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Together, they were able to figure out how exactly to harness Cheryl’s new power, which also resulted in one of the funniest moments in the episode.

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“I’m definitely loving betty and cheryl sharing some moments together, they are such a good duo i love them #Riverdale,” another comment read.

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Next week, audiences will be treated to a Tabitha Tate centric episode and the promo looks absolutely fantastic. We cannot wait to see Erinn Westbrook shine— and time travel? 

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New episodes of Riverdale air Sundays at 8 PM ET on The CW and are available to stream for free on The CW App. In the UK, episodes air on Netflix on Mondays, a day after they premiere in the US.

Sophia Soto has a passion for all things entertainment. She currently writes for What To Watch, The Nerds of Color, and Remezcla with bylines in Young Hollywood. Some of her favorite shows include Grey’s Anatomy, The Goldbergs, Riverdale, and Roswell, New Mexico. She is also a complete Marvel nerd!