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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202 77
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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158 94
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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142 85
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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134 83
Edward Scissorhands is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Fictional Emo Boys Who Will Melt Your Dark Heart

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130 83
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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111 78
Lestat de Lioncourt is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Fictional Emo Boys Who Will Melt Your Dark Heart
Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles

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131 113
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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107 90
Donnie Darko is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Fictional Emo Boys Who Will Melt Your Dark Heart
Donnie Darko

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102 90
Zuko is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Fictional Emo Boys Who Will Melt Your Dark Heart
Avatar: The Last Airbender

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83 106
Robin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Fictional Emo Boys Who Will Melt Your Dark Heart
Batman Universe

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60 93
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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71 147
Edward Cullen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Fictional Emo Boys Who Will Melt Your Dark Heart
The Twilight Saga Universe

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43 94
Vincent Valentine is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Fictional Emo Boys Who Will Melt Your Dark Heart
Final Fantasy VII

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44 100
Sasuke Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Fictional Emo Boys Who Will Melt Your Dark Heart
Naruto

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41 98
Zero Kiryu is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Fictional Emo Boys Who Will Melt Your Dark Heart
Vampire Knight, Vampire Knight

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39 95
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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34 102
Ken Kaneki is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Fictional Emo Boys Who Will Melt Your Dark Heart

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John Blaylock is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Fictional Emo Boys Who Will Melt Your Dark Heart
John Blaylock The Hunger

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26 107
Shadow the Hedgehog is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Fictional Emo Boys Who Will Melt Your Dark Heart
Sonic the Hedgehog Universe

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20 94
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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19 95
Ulquiorra is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Fictional Emo Boys Who Will Melt Your Dark Heart
Bleach

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