Total Nerd Fictional Emo Boys Who Will Melt Your Dark Heart  

Hannah Collins
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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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254 99
Kylo Ren is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Fictional Emo Boys Who Will Melt Your Dark Heart
Star Wars Universe

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197 114
Professor Severus Snape is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Fictional Emo Boys Who Will Melt Your Dark Heart
Harry Potter Universe

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180 102
Eric Draven is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Fictional Emo Boys Who Will Melt Your Dark Heart
The Crow

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176 100
Edward Scissorhands is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Fictional Emo Boys Who Will Melt Your Dark Heart

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Jack Skellington is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Fictional Emo Boys Who Will Melt Your Dark Heart
The Nightmare Before Christmas

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Zuko is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Fictional Emo Boys Who Will Melt Your Dark Heart
Avatar: The Last Airbender

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137 96
Lestat de Lioncourt is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Fictional Emo Boys Who Will Melt Your Dark Heart
Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles

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165 130
Darth Vader is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Fictional Emo Boys Who Will Melt Your Dark Heart
Star Wars Universe

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121 110
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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81 110
Adam is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Fictional Emo Boys Who Will Melt Your Dark Heart
Adam Only Lovers Left Alive

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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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Sasuke Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Fictional Emo Boys Who Will Melt Your Dark Heart
Naruto

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59 107
Vincent Valentine is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Fictional Emo Boys Who Will Melt Your Dark Heart
Final Fantasy VII

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Ken Kaneki is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Fictional Emo Boys Who Will Melt Your Dark Heart

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Edward Cullen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Fictional Emo Boys Who Will Melt Your Dark Heart
The Twilight Saga Universe

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46 112
Sam Monroe is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Fictional Emo Boys Who Will Melt Your Dark Heart
Sam Monroe Life as a House

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38 126
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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25 108
John Blaylock is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Fictional Emo Boys Who Will Melt Your Dark Heart
John Blaylock The Hunger

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Jeff Matthews is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Fictional Emo Boys Who Will Melt Your Dark Heart
Jeff Matthews Pet Sematary Two

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Vergil is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Fictional Emo Boys Who Will Melt Your Dark Heart