22 of the most important goths in pop culture

Jacqueline and Vincent (Portlandia)

In honor of World Goth Day, let’s take a few moments to appreciate the many goths that bring joy, er, darkness to our lives. 

Eric Draven (The Crow)

Every goth stereotype in one place.

Nico Minoru (Marvel’s Runaways)

A Wiccan with actual magic.

Nancy Downs (The Craft)

The only one of the Craft girls that actually embraces the goth aesthetic.

Ellie Nash (Degrassi: The Next Generation)

Yes, there are goths in Canada.

Sam Manson (Danny Phantom)

Her friend Danny might have been the one dealing with ghosts, but Sam was the goth.

Abby Sciuto (NCIS)

Goth doesn’t have to end after high school.

Joan of Arc (Clone High)

You’d be morbid too if you were burned at the stake.

Tina (Glee)

Although Tina’s character shifted over time, when we met her she was just a goth girl with a stutter.

Wednesday Adams

The patron saint of goth girls everywhere.

Lydia Deetz (Beetlejuice)

The OTHER patron saint of goth girls everywhere.

The goth kids (South Park)

Not to be confused with the emo kids.

Raven (Teen Titans)

Being half-demon is like goth extra credit.

Morpheus (Sandman)

Although his sister Death is the cosplay choice for most ComicCon goths, Dream is a moody goth and we all know it.

Lisbeth Salander (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo)

In the “punk goth” subset.

Marceline (Adventure Time)

Sure she drinks red and not blood, but this vampire queen is still goth.

The Bowler (Mystery Men)

It is insanely goth to bowl your dead dad’s skull around.

Circe Nightshade and Azrael Abyss (SNL)

The hosts of “Goth Talk” totally nail the aesthetic. 

Raven Crow Neversmiles (The Simpsons)

Lisa went through a goth phase as “Raven Crown Neversmiles” and she ROCKS those fishnets.

Frederick (Frasier)

Frasier’s son Freddie was a little goth weirdo.

Robin Daggers (How I Met Your Mother)

Let’s go to the mall…and hang outside Hot Topic.

Richmond (The IT Crowd)

At least, before he went Goth 2 Boss.

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