Rest in Popularity

I've been listing Goth girls from animated shows and films. But let's go to other media and know the most popular dark damsels there, from dolls to comics.

Emily the Strange (apparel). She came to life in the early 1990's and quickly became a beloved counter culture icon worldwide. In her earliest years, she was a quiet but sharp-witted stranger, slinging philosophy and cultural observations in a series of hand-screened t-shirts and stickers. As her presence grew and became a standard in the cultural underground, Emily's own story began to emerge in a series of novels and comicbooks. Emily's not your average thirteen year-old-girl. Pink is her worst nightmare; she wears the same black dress every day. She loves math and science. She lives with her four black cats: Mystery, Sabbath, Miles and Neechee. Emily is "a subculture of one, and a follower of no one but herself."
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Death from The Sandman (graphic novel). Death is the second eldest of "The Endless", a family who embodies the powerful aspects of the universe. There's Destiny, Death, Dream, Destruction, Despair, Desire and Delirium. In the stories, Death is both the end of life and a psychopomp. She also visits people when they are born. But one day every century, Death lives (and dies) as a mortal, in order to understand the value of the life she takes. Being Death, she's possibly the most powerful of the Endless; bound by no rules; feared by the Furies; and may survive the end of the universe. Though most personifications of death is the Grim Reaper or some shady stranger, here Death is an 80's Goth girl who is, ironically, pleasant, down-to-earth, perky and kind-hearted. Her look was inspired by co-creator Dringenberg's Goth friend, Cinnamon.
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Monster High (dolls). I know the Ball-jointed dolls are much creepier, but Monster High is produced by Mattel and had beaten Barbie in the market. Please don't say they look like Bratz, because they're not; they're prettier by design, and more alternative in concept. The characters are modern chic children of classic monsters, like Frankie Stein and Draculaura. The franchise expanded and introduced more "freaky fabulous" personalities and styles, such as steampunk, gothabilly, and pastel goth. They even have a Catarina and a two-headed mermaid. MH has its own web series and movies (though too colorful for my taste, but they're aimed at children anyway). There are collectors who dress-up and repaint the dolls to make them even more Gothic.
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Nemi Montaya from Nemi (funnies). It's the most popular Norwegian comic strip printed daily in the Metro newspaper. Nemi is into the heavy metal and Goth scenes, though she is labeled by neither. She usually hangs around her blue-haired best friend, Cyan, who is as weird as she is. Nemi is a hardcore, hard-drinking sarcastic misfit who isn't afraid to speak her mind and more often than not in confrontational way. The purpose of comic strips is to show satire, and Nemi is there to make fun of the mainstream, pop music, blonde bimbos, reality shows, politics, etc. Though she's this grim and gritty, she fears growing up (she's already 25) and has child-like characteristics. She's friendly to children but kinda scares them with her dark humor. Plus, she has a passion for chocolate!
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Drowned Ophelia from Brütal Legend (video game).In this heavy metal epic fantasy, she is Eddie Riggs' first ally and love interest. Her parents were rebels who fought in the Black Tear Rebellion. But later in the story, Eddie suspects she's Doviculus' spy, "Succoria" and leaves her. Heartbroken, Ophelia wanders the land and drowns in the Sea of Black Tears. The sea imprisons her at the bottom and creates a doppelgänger to become the leader of the Drowning Doom. It's a powerfully dark army, embodying Gothic Metal and Black Metal. They are composed of various forms of the Undead, from goth zombies to ghost brides, from evil baby dolls to grim reapers. Drowned Ophelia's guitar weapon is called the Six-Stringed Sorrows.
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Misa Amane from Death Note (manga/anime). Misa is identified as Goth. She's not the silent moody girl, a creepy little girl, nor a magical demon girl that is ubiquitous in animes. Misa is a popular Japanese model and actress. She is immature, hyperactive and happy-go-lucky. A shinigami named Gelus falls in love with her and dies as consequence. She later have two shinigamis, Rem and Ryuk. Misa is completely devoted to Light although the feeling is hardly mutual, since Light merely views her as a rather annoying asset and uses her. He also sees her as a bad person who kills innocent people out of whim or spite.
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Germaine from Neurotically Yours (webtoon). Germaine is the twenty-something owner of Foamy, a neurotic talking squirrel. She spends her time on her computer, reading mystic books, hanging out in coffee shops, and arguing with Foamy and his rants against society. As an unemployed poet, she has issues with money, and as a feminist, she has issues with perverts. Ironically, she succumbs to objectification in order to get by. She changes her appearance, such as weight and hairdo, throughout the series.
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13 comments:

  1. http://brutallegend.wikia.com/wiki/Ophelia#Drowned_Ophelia

    There is this one girl, Ophelia. I do believe, by here looks, is a goth.

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  2. Nina Cortex from the Crash Bandicoot series

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  3. I have something for you

    a goth girl as the central character in a video game...

    his name is Alice

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-I7iDH5uH9H0/TiYTLFu7FqI/AAAAAAAAAHI/EasUWGRCIBM/s1600/american_mcgees_alice.jpg

    Haha!
    increasing your post without any credit thankyou

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  4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGP99dymDMc

    Alicia hysteri mode!

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  5. what about the ever so lovely Margaret Moonlight from no more heroes two, margaret is a scythe wielding goth lolita "goddess of death"

    http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100319232318/nomoreheroes/images/thumb/3/32/Margaretmoonlight1.png/300px-Margaretmoonlight1.png

    and this is her battle theme

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1AoxRwC38I

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  6. i love monster high so much that i draw picture of them when ever im boerd

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  7. I have another one: Rosamond from Nate the Great. Emily the Strange was inspired by her.

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  8. Victoria from the webcomic Poseur Patrol.

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  9. Is Lenore, the Cute Little Dead Girl around here? I love her!

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    1. Yap, she's under Creepy Little Girls. :3

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  10. How about Jen from the video game 'Primal'?
    Her bf is even in an underground Goth rock band!
    More info here: http://primal.wikia.com/wiki/Jen

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  11. Annie Mia from School Bites and a couple of characters from Tarot are goth as well.

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