Girls Gone Goth

Some characters have gone Goth themselves, even for a little while.
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Lisa Simpson in "Smart and Smarter" (The Simpsons) When Lisa finds out that her baby sister, Maggie, has a higher IQ than her, she suffers from identity crisis. She tries out different character gimmicks, like cowgirl, soccer player, cheerleader, stand-up comedian, etc. Goth is her second choice, and calls herself Ravencrow Neversmiles. But Milhouse ruins it when he asks her to make out with him in the cemetery. He even thinks she becomes an Oakland Raiders fan. "It's called Goth, eternally clueless one," replies Lisa.
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Candace in "Flop Starz" (Phineas and Ferb). This only happens for a second because Candace is  trying out different outfits before going to a concert. Her bestfriend Stacey comments, "Too goth." In the episode Hail Doofania!, Candace and the Goth girl Vanessa had their clothes switched in the dry cleaners. Total embarrassment for her when her picture is sent to everyone, and when she tries to keep her poise in front of Jermeny. In The Curse of Candace, she believes she's turned into a vampire, so she visits the town's only Goth store, Whatever, hoping to find apparel that will protect her better from the sunlight. 
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Alex in "Creepy Crawly Much?"(Totally Spies) In this episode, Alex is a bit down because her bestfriends, Sam and Clover, have their own boyfriends, while she's always ending up with weird guys, until she bumps into this somber Goth guy. Sam and Clover finds it too much when Alex's Goth boyfriend paints her room black, and Alex keeps on speaking in bad Goth poetry. Alex drops the Goth act when their villain, who's a half-insect king, chooses her to be his queen because she embraces the darkness like cockroaches do.
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Nebula in "Lights Out" (6teen). Her real name is Starr, who is Jude's girlfriend. Before she becomes a hard-core Goth, Starr is into skateboarding, veganism, yoga, poetry, and New Age. Come to think of it, some Goths are also into such things. In this episode, Jude is totally shocked to find Starr turned into Nebula, “dark and fathomless”, since her eyes has been opened and seen the world, “It’s not pretty.” To cope with the sudden change, Jude also assumes a Goth persona and calls himself Judas. Though touched by this, Nebula feels they should stop dating.
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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 becomes the Grim Reaper's replacement in Billy and Mandy's Big Boogey Adventure. But in "Operation: Candies Are Really Altering Many Extraordinary Lives", Heinrich Von Marzipan, the infamous candy hunter, has used a sacred ancient ritual in creating the best caramels by sacrificing his victims' most valued quality. In Numbuh 3's case, it's her bubbly sweet and lovable personality. Once removed from her, what is left is a total glum girl.
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Star Butterfly in "Mr. Candle Cares" (Star Vs. the Forces of Evil). This show subverts the tropes of the magical princess genre, and goes for a slice-of-life approach. The school guidance counselor, manipulated by Star's demon ex-boyfriend, tells she is destined to be the future queen of Mewni. But the spunky princess finds being queen to be boring and depressing. To rebel against her destiny, Star went [medieval] goth, and was about to cut off a mermaid's tail to be disqualified. Yet, her bestfriend, Marco, reassures her that she can be her own queen and rule Mewni how she wants. Happy, Star summons a deranged unicorn.
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Yin in "Gone-A-Fowl" (Yin Yang Yo!) Yin is 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 onto clothing). And yet, in his evil phase, he becomes extremely attractive. Yin finds this as a problem; he can't be hot, at the same time, good. Coop's solution is to turn Yin evil and Goth! They become an evil power couple called Yoop, and decide to be Night Masters for the Dark Tomorrow. Yang finds 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.
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Kimiko in "The Return of the Pandabubba" (Xiaolin Showdown) Of all the various stylish outfits Kimiko wears in every episode, only this one has I found to be close to Goth. And in this episode, Kimiko wallows and cries, because her father is turned into a zombie by Pandabubba using the Zing-Zom Bone. It is indeed a dark episode, with all the zombies and the Shroud of Shadows, and the style is a nod to retro horror movies. 
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Tina Belcher in "Teen-a-Witch" (Bob's Burgers). In this Halloween episode, Tina decides to be a sand-witch as her costume for the school contest. She burrows a book on witchcraft in the library, and apparently her spells work. She then feels confident and empowered, and starts wearing a black shirt and tattoo choker. This is a homage to the 90's cult film and beloved by Goths at heart, The Craft. Though the gothiness is a bit simple, Tina is at least called "Goth Brooks" by the creepy librarian.
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Stella in Exchange Students (Winx Club). Stella, the most fashionable of the fairies, has gone Goth, too. Well, only in her imagination. When the Winx hears the news that they're going to Cloud Tower and work with the witches, Stella imagines her self in different Goth witch outfits. But she doesn't like the idea very much.  Also in this episode, Mirta has a major role as she accompanies the Winx Club in her former school. More of Stella's goth outfits are in this site.
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CJ in "Real Date" (Regular Show). Mordecai first meets 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 is 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, she is a cloud (who can also turn into a storm). Here it is revealed CJ had a Goth phase.
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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 tries to become a Goth (apparently she thinks that's a big issue when it happens to a child). Her gifted little brother then starts playing ominous music on the piano. Yet, their mom thinks it's only a theater arts project.
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Vicky (Vexus) in "Queen Bee" (My Life as a Teenage Robot) Technically, she has gone human Goth girl. Vexus is a cruel alien robot queen who's bent to conquer Earth. The Crust Sisters, the popular mean girls at school,  teach her the correct teen slang and fashion, as part of their plan to destroy XJ9. Like Brit and Tiff, she changes her stylish clothes daily. One is this Gothic ensemble. But she becomes more popular and powerful than the Crust Sisters. The two then have to team up with Jenny so they won't become social outcasts.
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Betty and Veronica in She's Goth to Have It (Archie Comics) Of all the thousands of comics, this is the only one that features the Goth culture. 
At first, Betty feels ignored by her friends and meets two Goth girls in a new coffee shop. She adapts their Goth style to get attention from her friends but she realizes she was just ignoring them, like what they did to her. In the end, Veronica, Archie and Reggie have gone Goth themselves to get Betty's attention.

9 comments:

  1. i adore raven and violet ~ <3

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  2. i love violet from the incredibles, as well as raven and rogue. They are my favorites.

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  3. I think the Archie crew looks outstanding as goths. I wish they stayed that way.

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  4. I remember the cartoon, oh ... I'm crying; (
    Kimiko is nice and Yin
    <33

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  5. also Buttercup, from the Powerpuff Girls, in one episode (Super zeroes) she becomes Mange

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  6. I love the way you narrate on the blog. Thanks!

    Cartoons for Kids

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  7. You missed Britney from Daria :)

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  8. very interesting and amazing article this will help in my research as i am doing on Cartoon Characters with Mental Disorder - funklist thanks for sharing

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