The Goth Kids are a group of goth children in 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.
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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".
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.
Despite hating conformists, Tall Goth hypocritically tells Stan Marsh, in the episode "Raisins", that in order to hang out with them he would have to dress like them and do whatever they do, meaning Stan would have to conform to their ways.
Michael, speculated as the Tall Goth, is the oldest Goth kid. He is taller than the others and has a large nose and curly black hair. His parents are implied to be divorced or separated, and his mother (or stepmother) is of east Asian ancestry.
Pete, or Red Goth 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. He wears purple buckled winklepicker shoes. When he speaks he has a very soft voice, even when yelling; implying that he does not speak often.
He is referred to as 'Pete Thelman' in South Park: The Fractured But Whole, but this is a distinct character in the series.
Henrietta Biggle is the female goth kid. She is constantly seen smoking (more so than the others). Her bedroom is another place where the Goths hang out. She is overweight and has short, straight hair with long bangs. She is the only goth that has an official canon name. She hates her mother (who she considers a conformist), even though all her mother says is nice things about her daughter.
Though Henrietta is supposedly younger than Red Goth, she is in fifth grade, because Red Goth has failed the fourth grade.
Firkle is the youngest of the goths. He has short black hair, with a long side-swept fringe, and what appears on his lips is purple lipstick. He says that most people are "Nazi conformist cheerleaders", and that he is the biggest non-conformist there is.
A prop created for "Franchise Prequel" showed his name as 'Georgie Smith', though this may be a reference to his previous fanon name. (see below)
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. 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 its better to be sad and cheer up later then be a "faggy goth kid".
After this, it is implied that he was still friends or at least in touch with the Goth Kids. However, the Goth Kids seem to still hold something of a grudge against Stan, calling him "a jock" in a disparaging manner.
Henrietta's name was confirmed in "Coon vs. Coon and Friends", and those of Pete, Michael and Firkle in "Goth Kids 3: Dawn of the Posers". Prior to this, most names were speculation only. The most popular fanon names, popularized by author Kyle_The_Skeptic from the South Park Studios BBS, were Ethan (Michael), Dylan (Pete), and Georgie (Firkle).
While the characters had an audience with casual fans, their popularity did not gain until season 12, after "The Ungroundable" aired.
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