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Fictional Emo Boys Who Will Melt Your Dark Heart 

Hannah Collins
Updated October 13, 2018 6.3k votes 821 voters 7.9k views 23 items

List Rules Vote up the emo boys perfect for My Chemical Romance listening sessions.

They wear their heart on their sleeve, their parents don't get them, and their very existence is pain. On the plus side - they've got great hair! What is it about fictional emo characters that make us swoon?

Emo - short for "Emotive Hardcore" - grew out of the punk scene in the '80s. Eventually, it developed into the aggressively angsty pop-punk and alternative rock bands of the early '00s, like Taking Back Sunday, Dashboard Confessional, Fallout Boy, and Panic! At The DiscoToday, emo is a subculture that encompasses more than just music. And emo characters - past and present - exist in the darkest corners of TV, film, animation, and video games.

Dreamy emo boys in fiction possess floppy hair you want to run your fingers through, an icy demeanor you think you can shatter, and Hot Topic clothes to accentuate their delicious darkness. But, despite their introversion, they're prone to emotional, teary outbursts - usually about someone they love who failed them. Not exactly ideal boyfriend material, but you can make it work, right? 

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Loki is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Fictional Emo Boys Who Will Melt Your Dark Heart
Marvel Universe
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Kylo Ren is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Fictional Emo Boys Who Will Melt Your Dark Heart
Kylo Ren Star Wars Universe
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Jack Skellington is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Fictional Emo Boys Who Will Melt Your Dark Heart
The Nightmare Before Christmas
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Edward Scissorhands is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Fictional Emo Boys Who Will Melt Your Dark Heart
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Professor Severus Snape ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Fictional Emo Boys Who Will Melt Your Dark Heart
Harry Potter Universe
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Zuko is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Fictional Emo Boys Who Will Melt Your Dark Heart
Avatar: The Last Airbender
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Eric Draven is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Fictional Emo Boys Who Will Melt Your Dark Heart
The Crow
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Darth Vader is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Fictional Emo Boys Who Will Melt Your Dark Heart
Star Wars Universe
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Lestat de Lioncourt is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Fictional Emo Boys Who Will Melt Your Dark Heart
Lestat de Lioncourt Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles
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Donnie Darko is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Fictional Emo Boys Who Will Melt Your Dark Heart
Donnie Darko
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Robin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Fictional Emo Boys Who Will Melt Your Dark Heart
Batman Universe
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Sasuke Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Fictional Emo Boys Who Will Melt Your Dark Heart
Naruto
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Zero Kiryu is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Fictional Emo Boys Who Will Melt Your Dark Heart
Vampire Knight, Vampire Knight
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Adam is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Fictional Emo Boys Who Will Melt Your Dark Heart
Adam Only Lovers Left Alive
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Ken Kaneki is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Fictional Emo Boys Who Will Melt Your Dark Heart
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Vincent Valentine is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Fictional Emo Boys Who Will Melt Your Dark Heart
Final Fantasy VII
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Sam Monroe is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Fictional Emo Boys Who Will Melt Your Dark Heart
Sam Monroe Life as a House
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Edward Cullen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Fictional Emo Boys Who Will Melt Your Dark Heart
The Twilight Saga Universe
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Shadow the Hedgehog is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Fictional Emo Boys Who Will Melt Your Dark Heart
Sonic the Hedgehog Universe
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Ulquiorra is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Fictional Emo Boys Who Will Melt Your Dark Heart
Bleach
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Jeff Matthews is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Fictional Emo Boys Who Will Melt Your Dark Heart
Jeff Matthews Pet Sematary Two
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John Blaylock is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Fictional Emo Boys Who Will Melt Your Dark Heart
John Blaylock The Hunger
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Vergil is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Fictional Emo Boys Who Will Melt Your Dark Heart