Goth of the Group

There are shows featuring an ensemble of different character types, specifically designed to play off each other. Of course to diversify the main cast, there's bound to have a cynical Goth girl among them.

Cassandra from Hercules: The Animated Series. The mythological Cassandra is a Trojan princess whom Apollo loved fervently that he gave her the gift of prophecy. But after she rejected him, he put a counter-curse that no one will ever believe her. This is kept in the cartoon adaptation with a Goth twist: Cassandra only predicts the worst things to happen. She usually stays in a trance with spinning eyes and chants her prophecy. Since no one would believe her, she becomes asocial and only friends with the outcasts, 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.
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Kylie from Extreme Ghostbusters. This 1997 series was made after the 1986 animated "The Real Ghostbusters." Dr. Egon Spengler recruited new and younger members. One of them is Kylie Griffin, a Goth girl genius and of course, an expert of the paranormal.  She usually wields the Ghost Traps, and claims to be the unofficial leader on the field. She's usually the calm one among her teammates, and keen towards their ghost-busting job. But she's grossly afraid of maggots. It's implied that Kylie's Goth mode is due to the death of her grandmother Rose, whom she talks to from time to time. Finding out what happened to her after she passed on is perhaps Kylie's main motivation as a character.
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Onyx Von Trollenburg from Trollz. The crazy-haired dolls from decades past are rebooted in this fablepunk cartoon series about five young troll girls with enchanted gems on their belly buttons. With their magic, they battle forces of evil while dealing with typical teenage life. Among the color-coded girls, Onyx is the friendly Goth of the group. She owns a dark violet gem (her namesake), shaped like a crescent moon. Her Ancient is Spinell, old Zirconia's husband. Being a Goth, she's quick-witted and headstrong, especially towards cheerleaders and guys standing on her way. She's introverted and only keeps her four friends, and her love interest is a poetic rocker named Flint.
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Yumi Yoshimura from Hi Hi Puffy Ami Yumi. The series follows the adventures of two pop stars and best friends: Ami Onuki, the peppy, optimistic, and cutesy drummer, wearing '60s mod; and Yumi Yoshimura, the cynical, sarcastic, rough, and tough punk rocker. Both are based off the real Japanese pop duo Puffy AmiYumi, but with cartoonized looks and exaggerated personalities. Yumi loves food a lot, messing around, ninja action, and monster trucks. She was raised to have an operatic voice, but rebelled to pursue heavy rock music. Yumi does not claim her self to be Goth; but with those wicked eyes and boots, and non-establishment attitude, she wins the dark admiration of alternative fans.
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Misery from Ruby Gloom. While the titular character is the epitome of a perky Goth, Misery is the melancholic banshee of the Gloomsville Manor. Her mishaps are usually a combination of clumsiness and extraordinary bad luck. 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 from time to time, especially during Friday the 13th. She has a talent for singing, well when she's asleep. Otherwise, her singing comes out like banshee screams.
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Pluto from Milky Way and the Galaxy Girls. The toyline is developed by Lauren Faust who is known for MLP: Friendship is Magic and Powerpuff Girls.. The main theme of the dolls is that there are many ways to be a girl, and it encourages young ones to be their own unique selves. Pluto is for the rule-breaking little rebels. She is as cold and hard as the death metal music she plays, and she loves it, even if it might be what got her demoted to Dwarf Planet. Other dwarfs are punkrocker Eris and hipster Ceres whom she forms a band with. Despite her stone cold attitude, Pluto's still a very passionate person, and she'll always stick up for her friends.. possibly violently. If you prefer a romantic and melancholic Gothic girl, you might like The Moon.
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Shrinking Violet from Legion of Super Heroes. Also known as Salu Digby, LeViathan and Atom Girl, she has the ability to vary her size, especially into microscopic levels, just like her people in planet Imsk. With this unique ability, the Imskians are experts in biotechnology and micro-circuitry. As for Shrinking Violet, she's an expert in transneural photonics and sabotage. She fails her first audition in the Legion of Super Heroes due to her extreme shyness until Triplicate Girl gives her enough self confidence. She becomes notorious for her weird laugh, and a love interest to Brainiac 5. Violet first appears in a black and dark pink costume and frizzy hair, but after she sabotages the Emerald Eye, she dons this cybergoth look.
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Yumi Ishayama from Code Lyoko. Tough as nails but with a heart as soft as a plum, Yumi has a traditional Japanese upbringing. Her natural charisma has friends looking to her as the leader of the group. Though often seems distant and cold, her outward appearances belie a generous, sensitive and loyal friend, which she only lets people see on rare occasions. In the virtual world of Lyoko, Yumi is a profound gymnast and martial artist with unimaginable capabilities. Her choice of weapon  is a pair of sharp metal fans, and she has the power of telekinesis.
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Hanna from McTucky Fried High. This web series tackles LGBTQA topics such as gender identity, coming out and bullying, with anthropomorphic food as characters. Also, it has delightful food puns. Hanna is a lesbian Goth and member of the Feminist club. Though she's as mighty as an eggplant, she has a gentle heart, yet vulnerable to the bullies' fat shaming, which pushes her to literally slice off her weight. She then goes to find herself, and returns to support her dear friend and now girlfriend, Blue the blueberry.
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Victoria  from Scary Larry. The cartoon series is based on the Goth-beloved comics Little Gloomy. In Frightsylvania, Gloomy is friends with Larry the werewolf, Carl Chthulu, Frank and Mummy. However, when they are adapted into television, Larry takes the center spot and forms a rock band with them called the Insomniac Babies, with Victoria as their vampire lead singer. Gloomy might have been her expy, since they have the same dark blue pigtails, yet Victoria is petite and sassy compared to Gloomy.
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Janice Kawolsky from Creepschool. When four unsuspecting kids attend a remote, sinister-looking boarding school known as the Creepschool, they embark on an adventure into the fascinating, supernatural world. That would have been delightful for us Goth kids to attend to. Even wearing cargo shorts, Janice still strikes off as the goth of the group, especially with that creepy-cool make-up. She is the total opposite of girly blonde, Victoria. And it's no wonder, because Janice's ancestor was a rebel fighting Victoria's noble ancestors. She likes to be alone with her books, yet also likes exploring the supernatural with her friends. Ironically, she's rational enough not to believe in superstitions.
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Cassandra from Ultimate Book of Spells. Another show about kids in a fantasy school. This 2001 animated series is about three wizarding students who stumble upon the titular book and must stop the evil Zarlack. Cassy is the leader of the trio, and the top junior witch in their classes. She aims to be a sorceress, considered to be superior to witches. It has been hinted throughout the show that the esoteric UBOS is Cassy's great grandfather who banished Zarlack into the center of the Earth.
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Zero from I.N.K. Invisible Network of Kids. The titular organization is created by four students of Pinkerton Boarding School to thwart the evil plans of the cruel Ms. Macbeth. Tall and mighty, Zero is the big-hearted rebel of the team, and the main fighter during missions. She is always seen with her big headphones, both for music and for communication with I.N.K. She is known to be quick-tempered, and hangs other kids up on the coat rack, yet she cares for her friends and experiences awkward moments with Vin. The school may have a strict faculty, but at least, they let Zero dress up in her own uniqueness.
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Birch Small from My Life Me. This slice-of-life comedy is a French-Canadian cartoon with an animesque arts style. Birch herself is a budding manga artist, although, feeling small at thirteen. She attends Cosmos High where the school system requires four classmates to work together in a group called a "pod". Calling themselves Pod Four, Birch joins her comedic cousin Liam, her crush, nice-guy Raffi, and skatergirl tomboy Sandra. Together they go through school hi-jinks, amidst their dysfunctionalities.

10 comments:

  1. violet and rogue are my all time favorite female super heroes!!! great blog

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  2. what about misty from my life as a teenage robot

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  3. I used to love Raven, from teen titans, when I was a child! And now, she's one of my favorites! Nice blog <3

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  4. I think you don't know any different beetwen goths and emos Do you?!

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    1. The problem with television and movies is they stereotype subcultures, like goth and emo where there's a blurred difference between them. Hence, some of these characters seem to be borderline emo, yet I still acknowledge them for their penchant for the dark and gloom.

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  5. What happened to other characters that were on this blog like Misery from Ruby gloom, Yumi from ami yumi, Birch from my life me and much more like I don't know why you took off so many characters and add new ones which you should keep old characters that you put before and add new characters so there's more options for us goth girls lovers to enjoy to watch

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    1. From time to time, my friends and I review the lists. We'd say, "Hey, this one is more punk than Goth," or "she's just wearing black, but not really showing any Gothic attributes", etc.

      So, I'd delete some and add some. Actually, thank you for reminding me about Birch.

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