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* There are plenty of goths at the SuperHeroSchool Whateley Academy in the ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse''. Some are that way for superpowered [[ComicBook/TeenTitans Raven-like]] reasons. Some are just magic wannabes who are trying to steal real magic from some of the wizards on campus. Some, like Bloodworm, are actively using Dark Magic to get boons [[spoiler:right up until he suffered a fate way worse than death]].

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* There are plenty of goths at the SuperHeroSchool Whateley Academy in the ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse''. Some are that way for superpowered [[ComicBook/TeenTitans Raven-like]] reasons.reasons, most notably [[SnarkKnight Nacht]] and [[HumanoidAbomination Carmilla]]. Some are just magic wannabes who are trying to steal real magic from some of the wizards on campus. Some, like Bloodworm, are actively using Dark Magic to get boons [[spoiler:right up until he suffered a fate way worse than death]].


* The character of Janice in ''WesternAnimation/CreepSchool'' is Goth, as her heavy make-up, black dress and personality show.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheCrumpets'' has Caprice, a bipolar teenage girl with mostly black hair who is described as goth, and sometimes has a fascination with haunted theming. Her eco-conscious rockstar boyfriend Marylin also has black hair, and wears a pentagram t-shirt, a skull belt, and studded decorations. Her best friend Cassandra's school appearance has her wearing dark gray clothes, skulls in her t-shirt, earrings, and braid hair decorations, and spiked bracelets.



* Blanche in ''WesternAnimation/GravedaleHigh'', her official stereotype is the SouthernBelle, but her black clothing and make-up, cold personality and general attire puts her easily in the Goth too (of course it helps that she's a zombie).



* Lucy Loud from ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'' is an eight-year-old who breathes the idea of "goth"- she dresses in and dyes her hair black, is obsessed with all things morbid and otherworldly like fortune-telling and the occult, keeps creepy animals like bats as pets, speaks in a monotone and writes depressing poetry. Noticeably, this has nothing to do with her family life; she very much loves her family and they her even if even they're creeped out at times by how far she takes her lifestyle, and flashbacks show she had this mindset even when she was younger.



* Lucy Loud from ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'' is an eight-year-old who breathes the idea of "goth"- she dresses in and dyes her hair black, is obsessed with all things morbid and otherworldly like fortune-telling and the occult, keeps creepy animals like bats as pets, speaks in a monotone and writes depressing poetry. Noticeably, this has nothing to do with her family life; she very much loves her family and they her even if even they're creeped out at times by how far she takes her lifestyle, and flashbacks show she had this mindset even when she was younger.
* Blanche in ''WesternAnimation/GravedaleHigh'', her official stereotype is the SouthernBelle, but her black clothing and make-up, cold personality and general attire puts her easily in the Goth too (of course it helps that she's a zombie).
* The character of Janice in ''WesternAnimation/CreepSchool'' is Goth, as her heavy make-up, black dress and personality show.


Most goths in fiction will be presented as a EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette who wear [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience only black]], [[HellBentForLeather leather]] [[EvilCostumeSwitch getups]], [[{{Moonburn}} suntan at night]] and listen to loud depressing music. It's worth noting that goth is neither a skin tone nor a fashion statement, so most media tend to treat goth characters almost as if it were a fashion or fad for a darker [[TheCutie Cutie]] to go after. Of course, thanks to Hot Topic and its ilk, goth ''has'' been hijacked by a large number of people who think it's nothing but a fashion statement, making for a sort of TruthInTelevision that [[BerserkButton utterly infuriates]] (or nihilistically amuses, see above) "true" goths, though extending a hand to "baby bats" who may genuinely be interested in digging deeper is generally viewed as a necessary duty, and gatekeeping behavior is heavily frowned upon (though it does unfortunately happen). There is also a tendency to equate goths with [[VampireVannabe vampire wannabes and the vampire-obsessed]]. While, like BDSM, there is some overlap between the two subcultures, and the post-[[UsefulNotes/VictorianBritain Victorian]] vampire can be considered a goth icon, equating the two in the presence of a goth can be [[BerserkButton hazardous to your health]].

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Most goths in fiction will be presented as a EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette who wear [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience [[ColourCodedForYourConvenience only black]], [[HellBentForLeather leather]] [[EvilCostumeSwitch getups]], [[{{Moonburn}} suntan at night]] and listen to loud depressing music. It's worth noting that goth is neither a skin tone nor a fashion statement, so most media tend to treat goth characters almost as if it were a fashion or fad for a darker [[TheCutie Cutie]] to go after. Of course, thanks to Hot Topic and its ilk, goth ''has'' been hijacked by a large number of people who think it's nothing but a fashion statement, making for a sort of TruthInTelevision that [[BerserkButton utterly infuriates]] (or nihilistically amuses, see above) "true" goths, though extending a hand to "baby bats" who may genuinely be interested in digging deeper is generally viewed as a necessary duty, and gatekeeping behavior is heavily frowned upon (though it does unfortunately happen). There is also a tendency to equate goths with [[VampireVannabe vampire wannabes and the vampire-obsessed]]. While, like BDSM, there is some overlap between the two subcultures, and the post-[[UsefulNotes/VictorianBritain Victorian]] vampire can be considered a goth icon, equating the two in the presence of a goth can be [[BerserkButton hazardous to your health]].



* Goths are usually in it for the long haul; that is, they are generally not "in a phase." Individuality being valued means that many goths have a strong sense of self. Goths know who they are, what they listen to, what they read, and how they dress, and they aren't likely to change completely; they may simply "bend the rules" and express themselves as they choose within set guidelines (example: dressing in black clothing with an ankh pendant at work but still not violating the dress code).

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* Goths are usually in it for the long haul; that is, they are generally not "in a phase." Individuality being valued means that many goths have a strong sense of self. Goths know who they are, what they listen to, what they read, and how they dress, and they aren't likely to change completely; they may simply "bend the rules" and express themselves as they choose within set guidelines (example: dressing in black clothing with an ankh pendant at work work, but still not violating the dress code).



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Most goths in fiction will be presented as {{Eerie Pale Skinned Brunette}}s who wear [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience only black]], [[HellBentForLeather leather]] [[EvilCostumeSwitch getups]], [[{{Moonburn}} suntan at night]] and listen to loud depressing music. It's worth noting that goth is neither a skin tone nor a fashion statement, so most media tend to treat goth characters almost as if it were a fashion or fad for a darker [[TheCutie Cutie]] to go after. Of course, thanks to Hot Topic and its ilk, goth ''has'' been hijacked by a large number of people who think it's nothing but a fashion statement, making for a sort of TruthInTelevision that [[BerserkButton utterly infuriates]] (or nihilistically amuses, see above) "true" goths, though extending a hand to "baby bats" who may genuinely be interested in digging deeper is generally viewed as a necessary duty, and gatekeeping behavior is heavily frowned upon (though it does unfortunately happen). There is also a tendency to equate goths with [[VampireVannabe vampire wannabes and the vampire-obsessed]]. While, like BDSM, there is some overlap between the two subcultures, and the post-[[UsefulNotes/VictorianBritain Victorian]] vampire can be considered a goth icon, equating the two in the presence of a goth can be [[BerserkButton hazardous to your health]].

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Most goths in fiction will be presented as {{Eerie Pale Skinned Brunette}}s a EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette who wear [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience only black]], [[HellBentForLeather leather]] [[EvilCostumeSwitch getups]], [[{{Moonburn}} suntan at night]] and listen to loud depressing music. It's worth noting that goth is neither a skin tone nor a fashion statement, so most media tend to treat goth characters almost as if it were a fashion or fad for a darker [[TheCutie Cutie]] to go after. Of course, thanks to Hot Topic and its ilk, goth ''has'' been hijacked by a large number of people who think it's nothing but a fashion statement, making for a sort of TruthInTelevision that [[BerserkButton utterly infuriates]] (or nihilistically amuses, see above) "true" goths, though extending a hand to "baby bats" who may genuinely be interested in digging deeper is generally viewed as a necessary duty, and gatekeeping behavior is heavily frowned upon (though it does unfortunately happen). There is also a tendency to equate goths with [[VampireVannabe vampire wannabes and the vampire-obsessed]]. While, like BDSM, there is some overlap between the two subcultures, and the post-[[UsefulNotes/VictorianBritain Victorian]] vampire can be considered a goth icon, equating the two in the presence of a goth can be [[BerserkButton hazardous to your health]].


* In the Literature/{{Discworld}} novels, while Susan Sto Helit may be [[DeadpanSnarker sarcastic]] about "idiots who write poetry in their rooms and dress like vampires and are vegetarians really," she certainly fits elements of the trope herself. The young witches of Diamanda Tockley's coven in ''Lords and Ladies'' (referred to as "necro-nerds" in the ''Companion'') might count, although they seem to be more the "fashion statement" type.
** And let's not forget the young vampires in ''Carpe Jugulum'', who try to freak out their elders by wearing bright clothes, stay up 'til noon, and call themselves names like "Henry" or "Pam." They even pretend to drink... [[IDoNotDrinkWine wine]], although only "real weirdos who file their teeth blunt" actually do. They also spend their days dressing up as accountants...

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Susan Sto Helit may be [[DeadpanSnarker sarcastic]] about "idiots who write poetry in their rooms and dress like vampires and are vegetarians really," she certainly fits elements of the trope herself. The young witches of Diamanda Tockley's coven in ''Lords and Ladies'' (referred to as "necro-nerds" in the ''Companion'') might count, although they seem to be more the "fashion statement" type.
** And let's not forget the young vampires in ''Carpe Jugulum'', ''Discworld/CarpeJugulum'', who try to freak out their elders by wearing bright clothes, stay up 'til noon, and call themselves names like "Henry" or "Pam." They even pretend to drink... [[IDoNotDrinkWine wine]], although only "real weirdos who file their teeth blunt" actually do. They also spend their days dressing up as accountants...


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* The Literature/ChaosTimeline has an equivalent of them. [[LipstickLesbian Tatjana]] is one of them.
* Wiki/{{Uncyclopedia}}'s article for goths describes them as "[[IThoughtItMeant a violent East Germanic tribe of barbarians]] who proved to be a great nuisance for the [[UsefulNotes/TheRomanEmpire Roman Empire]] from the 1970's to 1990's, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking primarily with their bad taste in music and dark eyeliner]]." It comes complete with a photoshopped picture of American Gothic (as goths) and lists the "Emoae tribe" as their chief enemies.

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* The Literature/ChaosTimeline has an ''Literature/ChaosTimeline'': An equivalent of them. [[LipstickLesbian Tatjana]] is one of them.
* Wiki/{{Uncyclopedia}}'s article for goths describes them as "[[IThoughtItMeant "[[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant a violent East Germanic tribe of barbarians]] who proved to be a great nuisance for the [[UsefulNotes/TheRomanEmpire Roman Empire]] from the 1970's to 1990's, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking primarily with their bad taste in music and dark eyeliner]]." It comes complete with a photoshopped picture of American Gothic (as goths) and lists the "Emoae tribe" as their chief enemies.



* An episode of ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Sixteen}} 6teen]]'' had one of the characters dress up as a goth to try to retain his girlfriend, who was on a goth kick. In the same episode, the regular cast and a bunch of goths (most of whom were poseurs) were trapped together in the Mall after a power outage. While it had the typical goth jokes, the episode had the two groups more or less accepting each other.

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* An episode of ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Sixteen}} 6teen]]'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Sixteen}}'' had one of the characters dress up as a goth to try to retain his girlfriend, who was on a goth kick. In the same episode, the regular cast and a bunch of goths (most of whom were poseurs) were trapped together in the Mall after a power outage. While it had the typical goth jokes, the episode had the two groups more or less accepting each other.


Most goths in fiction will be presented as {{Eerie Pale Skinned Brunette}}s who wear [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience only black]], [[HellBentForLeather leather]] [[EvilCostumeSwitch getups]], [[{{Moonburn}} suntan at night]] and listen to loud depressing music. It's worth noting that goth is neither a skin tone nor a fashion statement, so most media tend to treat goth characters almost as if it were a fashion or fad for a darker [[TheCutie Cutie]] to go after. Of course, thanks to Hot Topic and its ilk, goth ''has'' been hijacked by a large number of people who think it's nothing but a fashion statement, making for a sort of TruthInTelevision that [[BerserkButton utterly infuriates]] (or nihilistically amuses, see above) "true" goths. There is also a tendency to equate goths with [[VampireVannabe vampire wannabes and the vampire-obsessed]]. While, like BDSM, there is some overlap between the two subcultures, and the post-[[UsefulNotes/VictorianBritain Victorian]] vampire can be considered a goth icon, equating the two in the presence of a goth can be [[BerserkButton hazardous to your health]].

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Most goths in fiction will be presented as {{Eerie Pale Skinned Brunette}}s who wear [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience only black]], [[HellBentForLeather leather]] [[EvilCostumeSwitch getups]], [[{{Moonburn}} suntan at night]] and listen to loud depressing music. It's worth noting that goth is neither a skin tone nor a fashion statement, so most media tend to treat goth characters almost as if it were a fashion or fad for a darker [[TheCutie Cutie]] to go after. Of course, thanks to Hot Topic and its ilk, goth ''has'' been hijacked by a large number of people who think it's nothing but a fashion statement, making for a sort of TruthInTelevision that [[BerserkButton utterly infuriates]] (or nihilistically amuses, see above) "true" goths.goths, though extending a hand to "baby bats" who may genuinely be interested in digging deeper is generally viewed as a necessary duty, and gatekeeping behavior is heavily frowned upon (though it does unfortunately happen). There is also a tendency to equate goths with [[VampireVannabe vampire wannabes and the vampire-obsessed]]. While, like BDSM, there is some overlap between the two subcultures, and the post-[[UsefulNotes/VictorianBritain Victorian]] vampire can be considered a goth icon, equating the two in the presence of a goth can be [[BerserkButton hazardous to your health]].


* The title character Gypsy Vale from ''Gypsy 83'' and her best friend Clive are both goths. The plot revolves around their road trip to see Gypsy's idol Creator/StevieNicks in concert.

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* The title character Gypsy Vale from ''Gypsy 83'' and her best friend Clive are both goths. The plot revolves around their road trip to see Gypsy's idol Creator/StevieNicks Music/StevieNicks in concert.

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* ''WebAnimation/DSBTInsaniT'': HalfIdenticalTwins Killer and Killdra wear chains and spikes, and Killer has the gloomy personality to boot. Killdra is more of a PerkyGoth.


* Goths are likely to be artistic; there are many who take an artful pride in their wardrobe, in making music related to their subculture, or any other creative field. Although it is very rare, however, non-artistic goths can still exist. Goths tend to value individuality and thinking differently, and this is where the distinctive wardrobe comes in. Black is the most popular colour of clothing in the scene, but many other colours are used, and back in 1978 (the year goth was born) when people complained about the "depressing wardrobe" of Joy Division fans they were complaining about grey, not black. Spooky clothing is popular, as is avant-garde fashion, ElegantGothicLolita ([[LolitaFashion and related styles]]) and DIY PunkRock clothing and haircuts. That being said, individuality is important; dressing to the nines 24/7 is not. And because of the emphasis on creativity, there are several clothing tropes commonly embodied by gothic fashionistas. The most common are: ImpracticallyFancyOutfit, OfCorsetsSexy, and, of course, PimpedOutDress. Applies equally to male and female outfits.

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* Goths are likely to be artistic; there are many who take an artful pride in their wardrobe, in making music related to their subculture, or any other creative field. Although it is very rare, however, non-artistic goths can still exist. Goths tend to value individuality and thinking differently, and this is where the distinctive wardrobe comes in. Black is the most popular colour of clothing in the scene, but many other colours are used, and back in 1978 (the year goth was born) when people complained about the "depressing wardrobe" of Joy Division fans they were complaining about grey, not black. Spooky clothing is popular, as is avant-garde fashion, ElegantGothicLolita ([[LolitaFashion ([[UsefulNotes/LolitaFashion and related styles]]) and DIY PunkRock clothing and haircuts. That being said, individuality is important; dressing to the nines 24/7 is not. And because of the emphasis on creativity, there are several clothing tropes commonly embodied by gothic fashionistas. The most common are: ImpracticallyFancyOutfit, OfCorsetsSexy, and, of course, PimpedOutDress. Applies equally to male and female outfits.

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