Moaning Myrtle (Harry Potter series)


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She spends her free time bawling her eyes out in the bathroom—enough said.

Beverly Marsh (It)


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Beverly kept to herself before joining the Losers Club, and while New Kids On The Block aren’t exactly emo, we’ll forgive her because her punk-rock attitude totally makes her one of us.

Donnie Darko (Donnie Darko)



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Donnie is already sort of an outcast, and befriending a creepy bunny certainly didn’t help.

Andrew Largeman (Garden State)


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Andrew has a lot to deal with when returning home to visit his family, so it’s a good thing he runs into a girl with rad music taste to help him cope.

Lloyd Dobler (Say Anything…)


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He professes his love by camping out in the yard of his love interest and holding a boombox over his head—enough said.

Edward Scissorhands (Edward Scissorhands)


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Edward’s whole existence is attempting to fit in but not knowing how to pull it off, which makes him totally relatable. As an added bonus, he sparked an epic Warped Tour meme.

Tom Hansen (500 Days Of Summer)


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Tom supports his emo-ness by listening to the Smiths and browsing vinyl while wearing a Joy Division shirt. His tastes aren’t totally a surprise, however, given this was Marc Webb’s feature film debut after years of directing music videos for artists such as My Chemical Romance, Green Day, the All-American Rejects and Yellowcard—just to name a few.

Emily (Corpse Bride)


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She’s dead on the inside (and the outside).

Dwayne (Little Miss Sunshine)


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Dwayne is just trying to mope in peace, but his family has other ideas as he’s dragged along to his little sister’s beauty pageant.

Kylo Ren (Star Wars series)


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There is a whole Twitter account devoted to just how emo Kylo Ren really is, My Chem references and all.

Jack and Sally (A Nightmare Before Christmas)


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This is what an emo power couple looks like.

Edward Cullen (Twilight series)


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He’s an ancient vampire who was forced to move around and relive high school over and over again. We’d be emo, too.