My Five Favourite Gothy (Or alternative) Characters

 This is in response to the Poll of the Week on Goth Characters and alternative views on them.

 Personally, I tend to seek out Goth characters in films and movies. They always seem to be the most interesting characters and I tend to be able to relate to them a lot better than most. But that isn’t saying there aren’t characters that I strongly dislike for their terrible stereotypes. The backlash of television stereotyping can be terrible, it’s just that people should learn that what is on television (even or moreso on reality shows) is far from reality.Bellow are a short list of some of my favourite Gothy Characters. I’ve tried to steer clear of obvious and well known character just for a little variety.

Daria and Jane, obviously from Daria. There isn’t much to say. Some might not consider Daria alternative but you mustn’t have heard some of her quotes. The whole episode of “Misery Chick” is a great hint. Not to mention she’s delightfully sarcastic. I sat down for three or four days and just watched every episode in order, plus the two movies (though I didn’t end up watching the pilot) and when it was over I cried. This is one series you can see the characters growing tremendously and there actually is an over all plot.


Vince and Howard from The Mighty Boosh go Goth for an episode in which I think they look so adorable! Howard has a Deathhawk! Originally they into electronica, and Howard is into Jazz. I mean, come on, there’s even a reference to the very real Goth Juice hairspray that saves the day from the demon Nanatoo!

Link – I may be biased with my recent love of androgynous men but Vince looks mighty fine!

Bernard from Black Books. I’m in love with Bernard. If he was a real person I would be all over him, I don’t even care if he’s middle-aged, alcoholic, smoker, lives in his own filth and is dirt poor. He hilarious and owns the coolest book store. The series is too short in my opinion. I’ve seen every episode at least three times – there are only about eighteen episodes (so says IMBd).


Stevo and Heroine Bob from SLC Punk which were technically Punk but oh, well.My favourite quote goes with the picture below:

“I love you guys! Don’t get me wrong, it’s all about this. [Beats his chest above his heart] But for the
first time in my life, I’m 18 and I can say “FUUUUUCK YOU!”


Enid from Ghost World isn’t a very popular choice. Throughout the film she dresses in the Kinderwhore Style but the picture below depicts her in her very short Punk stage of the movie. Ghost World is a very underrated movie, you should all go watch it right now.


 So, what do you think of my character list, pathetic or nicely done? Considering it’s about twelve at night and I’m hopped up on fake energy drinks (plus one fruit serving each drink!) it could be either or.
Best wishes,



  1. Amy Asphodel
    July 1, 2012 / 5:21 pm

    I really enjoyed this, and will be checking out the ones I hadn't heard of for sure.

    Just a heads-up, I tagged you in my latest post but you don't have to take part if you don't feel like it. 🙂

  2. July 2, 2012 / 6:29 pm

    I'm definitley looking up Ghost world now. Ive seen a couple pics but you convinced me ;D
    My favorite gothy cartoon character is probably Misery from Ruby Gloom. I also love the witches from winx.
    From movies, Bela Lugosi and Vincent price, almost any of their movies; theyre not exactly goth but Vincent Price definitely had a Goth-y personality.

  3. July 4, 2012 / 11:20 am

    :-O i dont even know all of these! *opens google and youtube*

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