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04:57:12 AM Oct 2nd 2014
There should be a Western Animation folder and put Emo Kid from Kick Buttowski, also there's that episode from Phineas and Ferb where Candance takes a quiz and thinks that her true-self is Emo, so she wears the fashion and acts the part.
06:48:20 AM Oct 2nd 2014
You'll have to ask here.
02:35:50 AM May 29th 2011
This should be removed. It's fairly inaccurate, it's insulting, and it really has no place on the site — it's not a trope, it's not connected to any other works, and it's purely subjective. Plus, it's not funny, despite clearly trying to be. This article fails on pretty much every level.
03:00:02 PM Jul 5th 2011
I agree. It's not a useful notes page, so it doesn't provide actual information on the subculture, but there's no examples, so it doesn't provide information on how it's used in fiction. It's just one big insensitive Take That against anyone who wears black and has even the slightest problem. Seriously, they hear enough of this kind of crap in real life. Why do we need this?
12:52:17 PM Dec 5th 2011
I think it might be a real trope (I've seen it used in South Park at least), but the lack of examples is seriously hurting it.
01:30:40 AM Oct 30th 2012
I don't think it should be removed. If it turns into a useful notes page, then there is a serious re-work in order to provide correct information about "Emo Teens".

Maybe a rename would be better. Maybe Hollywood Emo Teen? Or just Hollywood Emo in general? That way, we can place examples and the stereotypes.
08:44:22 AM Apr 4th 2013
Hollywood Emo would be nice.
05:42:47 PM Mar 28th 2011
I've never seen an emo kid with facial hair. Connection? Perhaps.
09:35:09 AM Apr 8th 2011
I think you're on to something... Just wondering: is one still Emo if they have every right to be?
06:30:18 AM Aug 6th 2010
RE: Cut

No. This is a valid trope, no matter what the troll who runs this site thinks.
04:20:27 PM Aug 6th 2010
Will there be any examples on this page that don't belong on Emo or Wangst?
09:31:25 PM Dec 1st 2010
This shouldn't be cut because of the emo trope. I'm pretty much positive that this trope was launched long before that one, so if anything, emo should be cut.
09:31:58 PM Dec 1st 2010
edited by AnonymousMcCartneyfan
This page isn't supposed to have examples at all, so probably not.

ETA: "Emo" is a more general term than "emo teen." I don't think this trope is necessarily redundant with "emo," but it's not as useful. We speak of emo music, not emo teen music...

Also, the Emo article is better written. Since I believe this trope is locked, that's not gonna change even if the cut fails.
07:41:45 PM Aug 2nd 2010
Can we remove the "waaaah emo teen is misused for angsty protagonists"?
06:38:42 AM Aug 6th 2010
Nope. The distinction should be noted.
06:37:00 PM Jun 12th 2010
edited by iheartmountains
Why was the list of examples removed? Granted, opinions on what characters are and are not emo kids can be Flame Bait and cause Internet Backdrafts, but isn't that what the "Subjective" tag is for?
04:26:47 PM Aug 23rd 2010
edited by Makkine
Yeah, Flat Character is a lot more subjective, and it has examples.

Nevermind, it doesn't. Obviously I Did Not Do The Research.

And, didn't we already have this conversation in the Archived Discussion?
12:33:54 PM Mar 21st 2010
edited by Herbarius
Isn't there (in Real Life) some different breed of "Emo Teens", the ones that don't wear (predominately) black, but instead rather screaming colors (neon), "funny hats" and intentionally bad (as in: poorly applied) make up?
10:38:09 PM Apr 26th 2010
That is Scene, which is considered a somewhat different stereotype. Though, I'm not quite versed enough in the similarities/differences between the two.
06:32:55 PM Jun 12th 2010
To quote the Crunkcore article, "Scene is essentially to Emo what Perky Goth is to, well, Goth."
05:26:40 PM Nov 30th 2010
edited by lonercs
The thread is insulting and a load of bullshit! FYI, the creater should realize and explain the difference between Hollywood emo and real emo.

Also scene and emo are 2 different sub-cultures.
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