My latest cartoon addiction is the vulgar sci-fi series Rick & Morty. In the episode "Getting Schwifty", the townspeople misinterpret the giant alien heads as gods, and begin a cult that has an Ascension ceremony. As you can see, along with a thief and a movie talker, a goth is considered as an unwantable. I guess the joke never gets old for TV writers. .
"We hereby send these unwantables skyward that they might be inhaled by the many heads, later to be sneezed back to us as better babies."
For the nth time, I watched the Powerpuff Girls Christmas Special, 'Twas the Fight Before Christmas. This time I noticed a Goth girl during the narrative about Townsville preparing for Santa's arrival. Her name is Kaitlin and her wish is a tattoo. Lol. Merry Creepmas, everybody!
Here are the top lovelyGoth girls who star in their own shows.
Samantha "Sam" Manson from Danny Phantom. She's the leading female, being Danny Phantom's goth best friend and eventual love interest. She has an unholding interest in the subliminal and netherworldly, but combines this with an outspoken attitude on vegetarianism, animal rights and environmentalism. Her personality is seemingly less dreary than the stereotypical "goth", and more an outlet for her independence and individuality. Sam is often the most pragmatic of the group, and always gets Danny and Tucker out of trouble, and if she's in trouble, she can do it by herself anyway. It was hinted that she had a psychic connection to Danny. Her parents are actually super wealthy but she kept this a secret so she won't have "fake friends". Besides, she always clash with her parents and their colorful personality. To be honest, she's the very character who introduced me to the culture of Goth.
Gwen from Total Drama Island. This show is just freakin' awesome. Though she hated it, she auditioned for the show due to a dare of her brother. And so Gwen became a member of the Screaming Gophers and one of their strongest competitors. Actually, she made it to the final two. In some endings, she won the the final challenge. She also became the team captain of the Screaming Gaffers. Because of her lonely goth attitude towards other people, she was dubbed "the Loner", "weird goth girl" and "death mask" by the mean girls especially Heather. But still, Gwen is well liked by the other contestants, and gained many friends. Gwen is not a bitter pessimist, but rather guarded and cautious about whom she lets into her life. Gwen dated two guys in the show whom she does not consider sane, Trent the cool guy and Duncan the bad boy. .
Lydia Deetz from Beetlejuice. Great movie,
great cartoon (even there's a lot of changes). In the film,
Beetlejuice was the antagonist, who ended up nearly marrying a
disgusted Lydia. In the series, they are best friends, and Lydia,
something of a social misfit in the living world, frequently visits him
in the afterlife during her free time. She summons him in a longer
ritual and wears a cobweb-patterned red pancho. She's in her preteens in
the show but pretty much mature, well-mannered and friendly,
especially towards the creatures of the Neitherworld. She's an amateur,
but nonetheless, talented photographer, etymologist, seamstress and
sketch artist artist with an innate affinity and love for all things
gross, scary, weird and macabre, and who celebrates all that is
"strange and unusual".
Raven from Teen Titans. As the daughter of the demon, Trigon, Raven has powerful dark abilities such as psychokinesis, dark spells, and teleportation. Her favorite words are "Azarath Metrion Zinthos" (very Lovecraftian). When she found out her father will rule our world, she joined the Teen Titans to stop him. Her powers and looks retained in the animated series, and voiced by Tara Strong, who voiced many other Goth girl characters. Raven is of course the silent one in the team. She's emotionally restrained, and spends her spare time reading occult books, meditating in mid-air and hiding in her dark room. On some parties, Raven mopes around with an unnamed emo boy. She's the most awesome Goth superheroine, not only is she from the dark side, but she still stays in the good side. .
Marceline the Vampire Queen from Adventure Time. A 1,000-year-old vampire girl who survived the Mushroom War. Despite seeming evil at first, she is more of a trickster rock girl, who scares Finn and Jake to death for fun. She is described by Finn as just "a radical dame who likes to play games." She has complicated feelings and deep stories hidden to her self. Fans actually think up of theories concerning her origins.Her father is Hunson Abadeer, overlord of the Nightosphere, whom she inherited her demonic blood. As a vampire, she drinks "shades of red", but is still vulnerable to sunlight. She is capable of morphing into hideous creatures, not just a bat. She can levitate, implement necromancy, turn invisible and other awesomeness.Marceline is also known for her musical talents, composing songs with her literal axebass. She wears different outfits and hairstyles in most episodes. .
Ingrid Third from Fillmore!. The show is genius. It's about solving crimes in a middle school, with the style of hard-boiled police dramas. Ingrid is a seventh grader and Fillmore's partner in the
Safety Patrol. She was recruited by Fillmore shortly after he cleared
her name when she was framed. The two have since become best friends.
Like Fillmore she is also a former delinquent in the past. She was sent to a reform school in Nepal for an incident "involving a stinkbomb and pinata". She became "Public Enemy No.1" when she moved to X Middle School. She then became the smartest kid in X Middle School due to her photographic memory and is became very helpful in solving cases with Fillmore, even though she's a rookie. She's very determined, tough and understated. . Creepella "Creepie" Creecher from Growing Up Creepie. She's raised by creepy
crawlies. The show is produced by Discovery Kids to let kids learn more
about the wonderful world of insects. She was abandoned as a baby in
Dweezwold Mansion, where a lot of insects live in. Her father is a vegan
vampire-like mosquito and her mother is a MorticiaAddams-like praying
mantis. Creepie, of course, can talk to them but she keeps her life a
secret because Middlington is a town of insectophobic people, except for
her best friend Budge who knows her secret. Her love interest is
Tarantula Boy, a.k.a. Skipper, who's actually half tarantula from the
carnival. Creepie is really goth with her cynical, sarcastic and
mysterious nature, and her favorite word is "Wicked". Whenever she
recites poetry, creepy stuffs happen. And her photography brings out the
beauty of the dark. .
Cassandra from Hercules: The Animated Series.
First off, the real mythological Cassandra is a Trojan princess.
Apollo loved her so much that he gave her the gift of prophecy. But she
rejected him so he gave her a curse that no one will ever believe
her. This was kept in the cartoon adaptation. But to add to her goth
personality, Cassandra always predicts the worst things to happen. She
usually stays in a trance with spinning eyes and chants her prophecy.
Since no one wants to believe her, she became anti-social and became
friends with the dorks, Hercules and Icarus. A running gag is that when
Cassandra makes sarcastic comments, Hercules and Icarus listen, but
when she has visions, they rarely believe her. .
Onyx Von Trollenburg from Trollz. You
remember those cute little Troll dolls with crazy hairdos? Well, they
had a show with a modernized yet magical setting. It's about five
teenage troll girls with enchanted gems on their belly buttons. With
their magic, they battle forces of evil while dealing with their teenage
life. Though the plot is very typical but if you watch the episodes,
they're pretty awesome and unique. What's more awesome is that the group
has a goth girl. Onyx owns a dark violet gem (like her namesake),
shaped like a crescent moon. Her Ancient is Spinell, old Zirconia's
husband. Being a goth, she's pretty tough, especially towards
cheerleaders and guys standing on her way, always say the wittiest mock.
She's kinda anti-social and only keeps her four friends. She's really
bad at driving. But she loves poetry and excels in that class. Her love
interest is even a poetic rocker named Flint. . Misery from Ruby Gloom.
Her mishaps are usually a combination of clumsiness and extraordinary
bad luck. Evidently, these traits run in her family, as Misery has had
relatives who have been present at every single major disaster in
recorded history. Fortunately, her friends are all kindhearted enough to
take this in stride. Misery spends most of the time in a state of
detached apathy and with ever-present trails of tears running from her
eyes. She does have tiny moments of happiness throughout the series,
but unless they're few and far between, her bad luck rears its ugly
head and strikes her down with a vengeance, usually in the form of
lightning bolts. But during Friday the 13th, her
bad luck gives her a break. She has a talent for singing, well when
she's asleep. Otherwise, her singing comes out like banshee screams. .
Joan of Arc from Clone High. She's the clone of Jeanne d'Arc, a 15th century teenage girl who joined the French Army and was burned at a stake for heresy. Unlike the real saint, Joan is an agnostic, doesn't believe in a deity. Well, the rest of the clones do parody the historic figures. As for Joan, she's the goth bestfriend of Abe Lincoln, along with Gandhi. She's very bright, witty, ethical, feministic, vegan and outspoken. But she's full of angst, especially that she's in love with Abe, who's very clueless and instead, in love with Cleopatra. Joan has a tendency to erupt melodramatically into tears, usually when Abe ignores her advances. She doesn't have many friends, especially girls. But guys are attracted to her, especially JFK. She usually beats them up for this.
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These are my favorite goth girls who only appeared in just one episode.
Malaria in Grim in Love
(The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy). The episode is alongside
"Crushed!", the episode where Mandy also fell in love. Of course,
Malaria is the one the Grim Reaper fell in love with (better get your
hopes up, fellow admirers of Death). She’s somewhat fashioned from
Morticia Addams, and the first thing she said to Grim is “You just
sucked the life out of me.” Their love montage is pretty goth, in the
cemetery and in a zombie club. But in the end, Malaria’s gothness
shattered when she found out that Grim is the real deal. She then
appears in the show's opening sequence.
Electra in Hercules and the Complex Electra (Hercules the Animated Series) Hercules fell in love with this nonconformist and changed his looks into that of a beat nick because Electra doesn't like heroes and even wrote a poem denouncing them. She hangs out in an ancient-Greek styled goth club, and has the power to summon Furies (bird-like monsters) whenever she's angry. Actually, in the real myth of Electra, she's Agamemnon's daughter who plotted revenge against her traitor mother and stepfather for murdering her father after the Trojan War. That's darkness within.
Tak from Invader Zim. That show is one of my very top favorite cartoons of all time. Another delight is that it's created by Jhonen Vasquez, the author of the dark comics Johnny the Homicidal Maniac and its many spin-offs. Too bad the show was canceled before Tak became the main antagonist in future episodes (doom be hailed upon Nick!). Yap, Tak only appeared once in the episode Tak: The Hideous New Girl. She became a fan favorite right away because she became Zim's Valentine and also a very vengeful rival because Zim unwittingly destroyed her chances to be an Elite Irken Invader. Together with her cat-disguised SIR unit, Mimi, Tak almost destroyed Earth using meat, but Zim and Dib worked together to stop her. But she'll be back. I only wish.....
Laetitia Bowers in New Girl in Town (As Told by Ginger). Though the show is now rarely seen on Nickelodeon, I still remember that episode. The new girl is a goth named Laetitia. She always brings a skull around, even at the cafeteria, but she admitted that it’s plastic. Her father is a mortician and drives his daughter around in a hearse. The mean girls at school rumored that he accidentally embalmed his wife. In the episode, Ginger and her friends hosts a party in Laetitia’s old Victorian house. Ginger’s brother is a bit goth, too, or maybe just weird. In the episode, he so wanted to crash their funeral house party and to get stuffs from the morgue. .
Morose in I'll Be Home For Misery (Ruby Gloom). Misery hosted a family reunion. All who attended are female, look like her, names start with M, and each has their own disaster to suffer. Morose is the one closest to the culture of "goth". She's very fashionable; her dress pattern is called "the abyss, on a dark night, in the middle of nowhere." She has a voodoo doll that she walks around on a leash. She's depressed most of the time, shouting "Why! Why! Why!" and disliking playful children. But she rocks out loud, playing the keyboards and singing in a band until the whole house literally falls down.
Kristin in The Ballad of Scary Mary (Sym-Bionic Titan). Octus and Kimmy drag Ilana and Lance with them to an annual school event in the woods known as a Scary Mary party. It is apparently to honor a girl who supposedly died in those woods. Lance is the only one not feeling the party vibe so he chooses to just hangout beside the van until a goth girl shows up and they begin talking. She appears to have a crush on Lance, jokingly telling him they're "soulmates." But Lance rushed off without a word to her to see Octus and Ilana. She's not surprised because every time she says "Hi" to him, he totally blows her off. However, at the end of the same episode, Lance walks past her in the school hallway, surprising her as he simply tells her, "Hey". .
Cassandra in Rednecks and Broomsticks (The Simpsons). I love this episode because it's about Lisa, witchcraft and based on the movie "The Craft". Cassandra is a part of a Wiccan group who invited Lisa to join them. Lisa was skeptical at first but their spells came true. I love the clever jokes about witchcraft especially when Bart rejoiced when he thought Lisa is on the dark side. But ever-religious Flanders (who also thinks Harry Potter is evil) got the coven arrested. In the court trial, Cassandra was addressed as Gwendolyn Nightshadow. But she admitted, "....is not even my real name. It's Stacey...Stacey Deathsatan." .
Annasthesia in License to Slumber (The X's). The show is about a seemingly average family that consists of extreme secret agents. Tuesday is the teenage daughter who only knows what is normal, despite her punk-rock look. In the episode, Mrs. X, trying to be a normal mom, arranges a slumber party for her daughter, while battling Glowface. One of Tuesday's friends is a goth girl named Annasthesia. When she first entered the X's home, she "already despises them all." .
Most of my favorite episodes in cartoon shows are when there are goth exchange students, or the main characters themselves had gone goth, even just once. So I'm telling you now, the following pictures are not fan-arts.
. Lisa Simpson in "Smart and Smarter" (The Simpsons) When Lisa found out that her baby sister, Maggie, had a higher IQ than her, she suffered from identity crisis. She tried out different social images like cowgirl, soccer girl, cheerleader, rapper, stand-up comedian, etc. Goth was her second choice. Her name was Ravencrow Neversmiles. But Milhouse ruined it when he asked her to make out with him in the cemetery. He also thought that Lisa was an Oakland Raiders fan! "It's called Goth, eternally clueless one," replied Lisa. .
Candace in "Flop Starz" (Phineas and Ferb). This only happened for a second because Candace was trying out different outfits before going to a concert. Her best friend, Stacey, commented, "Too goth." In Hail Dofenia, Candace and the goth girl Vanessa had their clothes switched in the dry cleaners. It was total embarrassment for her when her picture was sent to everyone. Jeremy appeared and she was lost in words. In The Curse of Candace, she thinks she's vampire, so she visits the town's only Goth store, hoping to find apparel that will protect her better from the sunlight.
. Alex in "Creepy Crawly Much?"(Totally Spies) In this episode, Alex was a bit down because her bestfriends, Sam and Clover, have their own boyfriends, while she's always ending up with weird guys, until she bumped into this somber goth guy. Sam and Clover found it too much when Alex's goth boyfriend painted her room black, and Alex kept on speaking in bad goth poetry. Alex dropped the goth scene when their villain, who's a half-insect king, choose her to be his queen because she likes darkness like cockroaches do.
Nebula from 6teen. Her real name was Starr, who became Jude's girlfriend. Before she became a hard-core goth, Starr loves skateboarding, being a vegan, yoga, poetry, and New Age. Come to think of it, these things are also loved by some goths. Anyway, in the episode Light’s Out, Jude was totally shocked to find Starr turned into Nebula, “dark and fathomless”. She had gone goth because her eyes were opened and saw the world, “It’s not pretty.” This is the first episode I watched and it’s really sweet because Jude also turned into a goth to please his girlfriend. Nebula belonged to a group of four other goths. One guy works in a soft ice-cream shop. They’re always putting irony on goth stereotypes. . Numbuh 3 in "C.A.R.A.M.E.L." (Kids Next Door) We've seen the happy-go-lucky Kuki turning to the dark side, especially when she became the Grim Reaper's replacement in Billy & Mandy's Big Boogey Adventure. But in "Operation: Candies Are Really Altering Many Extraordinary Lives", Heinrich Von Marzipan, the infamous candy hunter, had used a sacred ancient ritual in creating the best caramels by sacrificing his victims' most valued quality. In Numbuh 3's case, it was her bubbly sweet and lovable personality. It was removed from her, leaving a total glum girl in the team.
Yin in "Gone-A-Fowl" (Yin Yang Yo!) Yin was forced to be Coop's girlfriend for the day. She finds out that, when aggravated, he can become extremely evil, zapping chaos and darkness (even to clothing). And yet, in his evil phase, he becomes extremely hot. Yin found this as a problem; he can't be hot, at the same time, good. Coop's solution: turn Yin evil and goth! They became a powerful evil couple called Yoop and decided to be Night Masters for the Dark Tomorrow. Yang found evil Yin, or as she calls herself, Eve, impossible to defeat. "C'mon, sis, you don't want to be evil." Yin's reply: You get to wear black. :D .
Kimiko in "The Return of the Pandabubba" (Xiaolin Showdown) Of all the various stylish outfits Kimiko wear in every episode, only this one had I found to be goth. And in this episode, Kimiko cried so much, because her dad was turned into a zombie by Pandabubba using the Zing-Zom Bone. It is indeed a goth episode, with all the zombies and the Shroud of Shadows, and the style is that of a horror movie. .
Stella in Exchange Students (Winx Club). Stella, the most fashionable of the fairies, had gone goth, too. Well, only in her imagination. When the Winx heard the news that they're going to Cloud Tower and work with the witches, she imagined her self in different goth witch outfits. But she didn't like the idea very much. Also in this episode, Mirta had a major role as she accompanied the Winx Club in her former school. More of Stella's goth outfits are in this site.
CJ in "Real Date" (Regular Show). This cartoon is so surreal I love it. Mordecai first met CJ through an online dating site called Couple Corral. During their real date, Matchmaker McIntyre tries to ruin their relationship because, with the increase of happy couples, no one's using Couple Corral anymore, thus losing his business. He shows Mordecai photos of CJ with different hairstyles and says "How do you expect her to be committed to you when she can't even commit to a hairstyle?" Well, duh, she is a cloud (who can also turn into a storm). Here it is revealed CJ had a Goth phase. .
Sharon Spitz in "The Doctor is In" (Braceface). Sharon gets jealous when her mean girl, Nina Harper, starts going to her mom's therapy sessions. She becomes mad at her mom for not caring for the things she cares about, like going to the Vice Grip concert. Sharon then thinks her problems are not big enough, so she tried to become a Goth (maybe apparently that's a big issue when it happens to a child). What's cute is that her gifted little brother started playing ominous music on the piano. Unfortunately, their mom thinks it's a theater arts project.
Vicky (Vexus) in "Queen Bee" (My Life as a Teenage Robot) Technically, she had gone human goth girl. Vexus is a cruel alien robot queen that's bent to conquer Earth. The Crust Sisters, the popular school mean girls, taught her the correct teen slang and fashion, as part of their plan to destroy XJ9. Like Brit and Tiff, she changed her stylish clothes daily. One is this gothic ensemble. But she became more and more popular and powerful than the Crust Sisters. The two then have to team up with Jenny so they won't become social outcasts.
Betty and Veronica in She's Goth to Have It (Archie Comics) Of all the thousands of comic strips, this is the only one where the casts had gone
goth together. At first, Betty was feeling ignored by her friends and met two goth girls in a new coffee shop. She had gone goth to get attention from her friends but she realized she was just ignoring them, like what they did to her. In the end, Veronica, Archie and Reggie had gone goth, too, for Betty's attention.
How about from C.G.I. cartoons? Yap, I found some.
Eta Hiss Hiss from Monsters University. The ΗΨΨ sorority has been around since the beginning of Monsters University and the members are as mysterious as they are terrifying. The HSS sisters might be pale, mysterious and sullen, but these intimidating Goth girls are fierce competitors and tough as nails. Fittingly, their most distinguished alumna
is one of the most powerful, whom every Scare student strives to impress. That would be Dean Hardscrabble, the stern yet sophisticated antagonist. In the Scare Games, HSS was the fourth team eliminated in the Hide and Sneak event, because they resorted to typical monster hiding places. Interestingly enough, their names are normal ones like Nancy Kim and Sonia Lewis, instead of dark name changes many Goths have.
Jacqueline and Delphine from Barbie: A Fashion Fairy Tale. You read it right. After those many pink and pretty Barbie films, there's one that has goths (as the villains that is). Jacqueline owns the fashion boutique across Millicent's. Jacqueline's edgy and savvy fashion (like that of Haute Goths) caused it to go out of business, until Barbie came along and discovered the Flairies. Jacqueline actually doesn't want to be trendy; she wants to start the trends herself. As for Delphine, she's her preppy assistant and number-one fan. She goes along Jacqueline's evil schemes, but she's actually nice inside. They kidnapped the Flairies and forced them to do their magic on their new collection. To be honest I love her designs much more than Barbie's princessy outfits. Also, in this movie, it was Barbie's first time to be seen in black most of the time. .
Clair from Ghouls Rule! This is a Halloween special of Monster High, where it's the battle between the monsters and the "normies" (mortal humans). Clair is a Goth normy who right away noticed Frankie and her ghoulish friends during a party. She takes an interest on the monsters, even calling Holt Hyde cute. Along with her goofy friend Chad, she sided with the monsters when the normies had discriminated them harshly. Clair, being a Goth, knows how's it like to be an outcast, and coolly defends anyone, normy or monster, against the bullies like Lilith. She's a spunky girl who's not into parties, lame music, and mushy stuffs. She has the heaviest make-up I've seen among the characters of Monster High. Hope she becomes her own doll.
Mavis from Hotel Transylvania. She is the precious daughter of Dracula. Though she's 118 years old, she's still a typical teenager who grows bored within the hotel's ancient grounds and creatures, and longs to fly away and see the world. But Dracula has pampered her so much and has told her fear-filled stories about humans. She's then emotionally grounded to her father, until she "zinged" Jonathan (in monster disguise) for the first time, whom she grows curious about and falls in love with. Fearing his dear daughter will leave her daddy, Dracula tries his best to keep the human boy away from Mavis during her birthday celebration.
Lizzy from Meet the Robinsons. She was in the science fair with her pet fire ants which only harm her “enemies”. Wilbur Robinson bumped into her and her fire ants escaped, adding chaos in the science fair. When I saw the previews, I thought Lizzy’s going to be some goth sidekick or anti-hero, but her role actually in the movie is quite short. Yet, in the video game, she’s the main antagonist. She became the Ant Queen in the future with her gigantic pet ants which stole the time machine.
Pig from Back at the Barnyard. The show is about talking and partying barnyard animals who uses disguises to get around humans in some episodes. In "Some Like It Snotty", Otis the Cow and the others (including Pig) wanted to attend ladies night in the bowling alley. So, they disguised themselves as girls. As for Pig, he used a goth girl outfit! Though they were hideous, Snotty Boy (their enemy) and his friends forced them on a date. Pig was paired to the emo boy and still retained his tough goth girl identity. He punched the emo kid when he started getting comfortable. Pig also used the same disguise briefly in "Doggelganger". .
Vidia from Tinker Bell. Aside from Barbie, Tinker Bell has her own film series and books. Vidia is a Disney fairy but she's usually the anti-hero. But no, her power is not darkness or something like that. She's the fast-flying-talent fairy whose element is nature. She's the fastest one of them all and totally brags about it, thinking no one can reach her high level, especially Tinker Bell. She's very self-centered, cynical, independent and secretive. She hides pixie dusts and races dragonflies. She thinks all fairies aren't created equally but actually she's struggling in being a misfit. She's the loner one, living in a sour plum tree, away from the Home Tree. She was also suspected of stealing the Queen's crown in her own book Vidia and the Fairy Crown.
These goth gals are just secondary characters in cartoons. Most of them are classmates or family members. But these goths are portrayed like they were the stereotypes, to add to the sitcom humor of the show.
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The Hex Girls is a fictitious gothic rock band in the latest Scooby Doo movies like Scooby Doo and the Witch’s Curse and Scooby Doo and the Legend of the Vampire. They appeared again in a series episode, The Vampire Strikes Back. The one with the pigtails is Dusk. She’s the drummer and the rebel of the band. In the middle is Thorn, their leader. She’s the guitarist and she’s part Wiccan. Then, there’s Luna, the keyboardist. Her father is a dentist so they have those genuine fangs. Their songs are pretty original and cool, I think. It’s about time there are hot goths in a cartoon full of ghosts and mysteries. . Creepy Susiefrom The Oblongs. She first appeared in a book entitled Creepy Susie and 13 Other Tragic Tales for Troubled Children.
Her complete name is Susane Marcheline Rachelle Garnier. She’s one of
Milo Oblong’s friends, the Clubhouse Kids who are deformed due to the pollution in Hill Valley. She speaks about the worst
ways to die and her murderous deeds, in a French accent. She floats
around, instead of walking, plus, her feet were never seen. She’s also a
pyromaniac, and has burned down the clubhouse before. I watched all the episodes of The Oblongs because of her. Too bad the show was short-lived.
Debbie Hyman from American Dad!. She’s
Steve Smith’s girlfriend. She’s the first goth I’ve seen who’s plump.
“Life is a banquet…Death is dessert.” She first appeared in the
episode The American Dad After School Special. They first met in
the dark air vents when Steve was hiding from gym class. Debbie was
there because she wanted to look down on everybody like ants. Then,
they dated in a cemetery. She wasn’t much accepted by Steve’s parents,
but she won his father’s liking because she was a gun enthusiast. There are episodes that Debbie broke up with Steve, but later
came back again. She even ran for student council president coz the mean
girls cut off the budget for dissecting baby pigs. . Vanessa Doofenshmirtz from Phineas and Ferb. She’s the daughter of the mad scientist, Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz, who is one of the funniest villains I’ve encountered, ever. He assumes that his daughter is also evil because she’s a goth. Actually, Vanessa’s first evil deed was to steal a Mary McGuffin doll. Her attitude is typically goth, cynical. But, like Candace, she wants to prove to her mom (divorced) that her dad is an evil scientist, but she also fails. She has a crush on a boy named Johnny, typical psycho name. At first, I didn’t expect that Vanessa’s goth, just some biker chic with her leather get-up and her face isn’t really that goth. But they called her goth in the show, so there. There’s an episode where Dr. Doofenshmirtz created a ray to turn anything ugly. It pointed to a concert. Everyone in the audience, plus the band, turned into metalheads.
. Annette Freeze-Dright from Fred's Head. Mysterious
and enigmatic, Anette is Fred's dream girl and Fabienne's best female
friend. She has piercing eyes and a royal demeanor. Anette's
Dad is an ambassador and her mom an ex-Bollywood star. Annette lives
in a mansion in the upper-class part of the city and is sometimes seen
going to school in a limo. Her wardrobe has a
definite goth and hippie twist. She is passionate about her art, and is
often seen painting or exposing her abstract pieces or self-portraits.
Since she is not very expressive in general, it's hard to know if she
notices Fred's attraction for her. They had a couple of interesting
encounters that generally turned out to be somewhat catastrophic.
They're actually a perfect couple. Fred also has that blasé, awkward, troubled, gothy teenager personality and look. . Raven McFadden from Growing Up Creepie. She first appeared in the episode Goth to Have Better Friends, along with two goth guys, Misery and Morpheus (can’t they come up with other goth names?!) She first noticed Creepie because of her gothic fashion and invited her to their gang. Of course, Creepie enjoyed their gloomy montage. Raven and the others are avid fans of the fictitious band “The Hissing Roaches” who are real cockroaches living in Creepie’s basement. The goth gang appeared again in Going to Brogue. They actually have a rock band named “Plaid Vapors” that has a bagpiper. Raven’s the guitarist but the haunted bagpipes belonged to her great great great great greatgrandfather, Angus. I just love her catch phrase: gruesomely awesome.
Henrietta from South Park. She’s one of the Goth Kids at school, but the episode where they starred is The Ungroundables. The Goth Kids are very stereotypical goths. They rarely go to school and prefer to sit around all day drinking coffee and smoking, and mocking the normals. They hate the vampire sub-culture more than conformists, as everyone else mistakes them for being vampires rather than Goth. They have also joined a cult that worships Cthulhu. Henrietta is the only girl among them, and the only goth whose name is
known. She’s also buxom like Debbie.
Her gloomy room is a hangout for the Goth Kids. Her mom only says nice
things about her though.
. Mirta from Winx. She stood out quite prominently from the other witches of Cloud Tower. She can produce pictures from emotions. Her sweet and shy nature made her a target of ridicule and scorn there, except for her roommate and childhood friend, Lucy. Mirta doesn't think the fairies are bad and even attempts to help Bloom on one occasion. At the end of Season One, she transfers to Alfea College, where it is unclear whether she is truly fairy or witch, as she grows wings, but tends to revert to dark magic. It's so good to see a true fairy goth. .
Bleak Molly from Fish Hooks. In Freshwater High, the Goth fishes are usually in the background, and shadows of the class. There's Razor V. Doom, their leader (has an awesome morbid voice), Stabbo (who's mistaken for an emo), the third goth guy (looks like an octo-punk) and Bleak Molly (the goth girl). They made a major role in The Dark Side of the Fish. Because Oscar's poetry was morbid and hates bunnies, Razor invited him in their group. As for Bleak Molly, her poem was about rainbows. "Dear rainbows, please hang up and try your call again for I am busy." .
Chloe Crashman from Carl². She’s the sister of the main character, Carl. Like other teenaged goth, she ignores her family and goes out to party in the cemetery. But she has a love-hate relationship with her brother. She’s called the “Damsel of Darkness” but ironically, her boyfriend Damien is afraid of the dark, but he’s still goth. I haven’t watched this cartoon yet. It’s about a teen named Carl having a clone do his stupid errands at school and home. I don’t know if Chloe knows about Carl’s clone. Just let me know, ‘kay? Oh yeah, Chloe changed her looks season to season.
Triana Orpheus from The Venture Bros. She is the daughter of the melodramatic necromancer, Dr. Byron Orpheus. He even turned her closet into a secret gateway to the Necropolis. He sometimes overprotects her, calls her pumpkin, and still sees her as a child, though she's more mature than what he believes, going out in parties, drinking, and smelling of cloves. Triana is friends with Hank, and Dean Venture who has a crush on her. Yet she remains cynical along with her cybergothbest friend Kim who was mistaken as a supervillain. Triana later moves to her mother, Tatyana, to train as a sorceress.
Serena from Downtown. She's the love interest of the shy and geeky Alex. According to Jen, it's another of his hopeless goth girl fixations. Serena's exotic goth style is off-putting at first, but she's actually a very likable, positive person. She works at Starbase 12, a comic book store, with Matt. Creatively unfocused, she writes poetry, designs clothes, makes jewelry, and plays the zither. Serena has dated a string of junkies, posers, and manic-depressives. She claims she's ready to meet a "nice guy", but she rarely notices them when they are around.
. 2 Goth Girls from A Goofy Movie. Never expect goths in this Disney movie? Wrong. The movie is about Goofy and his teenage son, Max. While going to school, Max sang "After Today" showcasing different kinds of 90's kids. There's a scene in the school bus with cheerleaders, followed by two goth girls in the front seat, singing "No more prep rallies to cut!". They made a puking sign and shouted "blech!". In the sequel "An Extremely Goofy Movie", there's a beatnik girl who befriended Max and company. You know beatniks, black fashion and dark poetry. But still different from goth.
Kara from American Dragon: Jake Long. She
and her twin sister, Sara, are oracles. So, you might think Kara, the
goth one, would predict the bad future. But actually it's the other way
around. Sara predicts the bad future, but she's still the optimist
because she constantly tries to see the bright side of everything. As
for Kara, she predicts the good future but she's the pessimist because
her power spoils life's good moments for her. And besides if
everything is bright and good, you might get sick of it. In season 1,
they look alike with different outfits and shade of red hair. But this
picture of Kara is from season 2 where Sara is blonde.
. Ophelia Ramirez from The Life and Times of Juniper Lee. With a world of monsters, a goth is there. She’s one of June’s best friends. Ophelia is the total opposite of Jody, the peppy other best friend. If Creepy Susie is French, well Ophelia is Mexican and speaks fluent Spanish, but not in most episodes. But Ophelia is more of a punk or an ill-tempered goth. One friend, the dorky Roger, has a crush on her. She acts like a bully to her friends, but she still cherishes them, “Keep your stupid friends closer.” She’s like Mandy, except Ophelia smiles sometimes.
Andrea from Daria. I love the show and the title character. Daria and Jane are so much like me and my bestfriend in high school. They share the same dark and misanthropic views and attitudes as what goths would typically show. But their style isn't goth, more of alternative rock. But there is a goth in the show and she's Andrea. She's a recurring background character but had some speaking roles. She has a darkly nihilistic personality, as evidenced by her poetry, and works part-time as a stock clerk in a local warehouse store. She finds Daria and Jane as an intimidating pair but she's surprised that they're the only ones who understand her situation. In the episode Depth Takes a Holiday, the personification of Halloween is a rebellious and selfish goth girl who plays the drums and leaves cobwebs wherever she stays. .
Gigi from Grojband. This is an awesome music-centric cartoon that pays homage to indie rock bands, and our dreams of starting our own when we were kids. With all the concerts that are happening in each episode, there'd be a lot of background characters. A recurring one is this goth girl; though a cynic, she can go all fangirl. One time, when she saw Nick Mallory's wonderful painting, she apologized to her mother for everything on the phone. .