The Goth Kids are a group of goth children in the animated series South Park. They are usually seen hanging around the café "Benny's" (a parody of Denny's) and the Village Inn. They also hang out behind the school, near the loading bay and also the parking lot. They all wear black clothes and eyeliner and have black hair and pale skin as well as being heavy smokers.
The Goth Kids are very stereotypical goths. They rarely go to school and prefer to sit around all day drinking coffee and smoking. They constantly go on about how pointless and painful life is. They also like to go to the cemetery often, where they write poems about death and sorrow. They take to calling those who are not goths "Britney (Spears) and Justin (Timberlake) wannabes". They also "dance" by looking down at the ground, with their hands at their sides, and every three seconds they take a drag on their cigarettes.
To them, everyone who follows along with normal life and the path of average citizens are "conformists", whom they despise, thus they quote that their purpose in life is to make life more miserable for the conformists. They hate the "vampire" sub-culture more than conformists, as everyone else mistakes them for being vampires rather than Goth. They have also joined a cult group that worships Cthulhu and is involved with the Necronimicon. Coon and Friends figure this is because the cult's ideals fit in with their goth lifestyle. However, they quickly leave the cult seeing that nothing has changed and assist Mysterion in learning Cthulhu's weakness.
The Goth Leader, also commonly called "Curly Goth" or "Tall Goth" is the oldest Goth kid and leader of their gang who walks on a cane. He is taller than the others and has a large nose and curly black hair that sticks out. His role in the Goth Kids' band is the vocalist. In the Episode "Raisins" he states "Love didn't work out for my mom and dad, so why should it work out for me?", suggesting that his parents are divorced. However, in "You Got F'd in the A", he helps Stan's dance team out in an effort to be the biggest non-conformist of all by not even conforming to Goth Standards.
He is the second-oldest male goth kid and seems to be around the same age as Henrietta. He's short with somewhat long hair that is dyed red near the roots. He also has a long fringe, which he is constantly seen flipping out of the way when it gets in his eyes. Apparently this long fringe of hair, which touches his face has caused him acne problems, resulting in apparent pockmarks, as mentioned by another student in The Ungroundable . He wears purple buckled winklepicker shoes. He also plays the bass guitar in the Goth Kids' band. He shows a little concern over the position he and the other goth kids are in when they were about to kill Mysterion. Despite not wanting to kill anyone he ends up going along with the other goths after the goth leader said that killing is expected when you're a minion of Cthulhu. In commentary of an episode it was mentioned that he is in the Fourth grade (the same class as Stan, Kyle, Cartman and Kenny) but supposed to be in fifth due to failing a year. Though for a reason is never shown, it is probably because he skips classes and hangs out in the back smoking.
Henrietta is a female goth kid. She is constantly seen smoking, (more so than the others). Her bedroom is another place where the Goths hang out. She has short, straight hair, with long bangs and is overweight. She plays the keyboard in their band. She can also drive (her Mother's stolen car), as seen in "The Ungroundable". She is a fan of the real life post-industrial band Skinny Puppy and her bedroom also features posters of Blauhaus (a pun on real life Gothic Rock band Bauhaus) and a Nacronomocon poster. She is the only goth that had her name announced. She hates her mother (as she is a conformist), even though all her mother says is nice things about her daughter. It is revealed in "Coon vs. Coon and Friends" that Bradley Biggle is her brother.
Though Henrietta is supposedly younger than red goth she is in fifth grade, because red goth was mentioned to have failed his fourth grade as seen in the commentary of the episode "The Ungroundable".
Kindergoth is the youngest of the goth. He has short black hair, with a long side-swept fringe and what appears on his lips is purple lipstick. Like the other Kindergarteners he is voiced by a real kindergartener with a garbled voice. He says that most people are "Nazi conformist cheerleaders", and that he is the biggest non-conformist there is. He plays drums in the Goth Kids' band. In the episode Mysterion Rises he shows how hardcore he is by pulling out a knife and showing his commitment to the Cthulhu cult as he prepares to battle Mysterion.
Raven (Stan Marsh)
Stan Marsh briefly became a goth in the episode "Raisins " after Wendy Testaburger dumped him. Feeling depressed, he hung out with the Goth Kids. The fringe-flicker called Stan 'Raven', which was seemingly his new 'goth name'. He wore a black t-shirt which featured Edgar Allen Poe's face and with the word "Nevermore" written above it. He later quit the group after realizing (from Butters) that acting depressed and dark was not much fun.
After this, it is implied that he was still friends or at least in touch with the Goth Kids, as they knew about Wendy and Stan getting back together, even saying, in "Breast Cancer Show Ever", "So, everyone is saying there's going to be a fight between Eric Cartman and your girlfriend,". However, the Goth Kids seem to still hold something of a grudge against Stan, calling him jock in a disparaging manner.
Only Henrietta's name has been given on screen, but many fans have popularized the names Ethan for the Tall Goth, Dylan for the Red Goth and Georgie for the kindergarten goth.
Episodes in which they are prominent
- Raisins - The Goth Kids are first introduced when a depressed Stan starts hanging out with them.
- You Got F'd in the A - The goth leader joins Stan's dance crew.
- Goobacks - They are seen recycling with others at the near end. There was also appears to be another goth girl with them.
- Best Friends Forever - The Goth Kids are waiting in line for the PSP behind Kenny. Cartman attempts to cut in front of them.
- Quest for Ratings - The Goth Kids are seen chugging cough syrup.
- Erection Day - The Goth Kids perform at the talent show with their song "Talent Shows are for Fags".
- Breast Cancer Show Ever - Rebecca called them "Emo Kids." They also talk to Stan in the hall and watched the fight between Wendy and Cartman.
- The Ungroundable - They get very angry when the Vampire trend takes over the school and their style is bogarted. They spend the episode trying to figure out how to stop the fad (which eventually ends with them and Butters burning down the local Hot Topic, thus robbing the Vampire kids' of their source of clothing and vampire equipment.)
- Mysterion Rises - A part of Cthulhu's cult and are confronted by Mysterion.
- Coon vs. Coon and Friends - The Goth Kids, having already abandoned their cult due to nothing being changed by Cthulhu, aid Mysterion in learning Cthulhu's weakness.