Have you played the Sims 3? If you have, you must know Lolita Goth, or have at least had a spooky encounter with her while playing the Goths! Join us in this trivia episode and read on if you’d like to learn more about her, her background, and her story!
Who are the Goths in the sims franchise?
The famous Goth family is one of the oldest pre-made Sims families. They were first introduced to players in The Sims, and are a playable family in The Sims 2, The Sims 3, and The Sims 4. Not only are they one of the oldest names in the game, but they are also among the rich ones, with long ancestry and heritage.
Regardless of the franchise series, they always reside in rich homes and, much like their surname, they have a unique, signature goth style, and their home is always a gothic villa. However, although some characters from the Goth family, such as Mortimer, showed ups in almost all series, this is not the case for Lolita Goth.
Lolita wasn’t with us from the beginning and is not officially a playable pre-made character in the latest series, the Sims 4. In fact, her life and story are a mystery to players. Now, let’s learn more about her personality and her story. Who is the mysterious Lolita Goth?
How did she get her name?
In Spanish, Lolita is a word used to express sorrow, which makes it quite a convenient name for one Goth. Some Simmers speculate that the inspiration for her name came from Nabokov’s novel ‘Lolita’, and there are many coincidences that back up that story, which we’ll discuss in a minute. After all, if you think about it, she really has all the personality traits Lolita has! Others say her name is linked with a street style from Japan, called ”Gothic Lolita”, although her style doesn’t really emulate the aesthetic.
when did we first meet lolita goth?
Our first encounter with Lolita Goth was in The Sims 3. However, she isn’t like the typical Goths, ready for you to make her your active Sim. If you are familiar with Goths, you likely know they tend to live near graveyards and have a long lineage of deceased relatives and ancestors. Well, Lolita is one of the deceased ones. Besides the Sims 3, she doesn’t appear in any other Sims series. Unlike her relatives who were fortunate enough to die of old age, she deceased fairly early as a young adult and tragically lost her life due to electrocution.
Like the rest of the Goths, she rests in Sunset Valley. However, although there are 3 generations of Goths in the game, she isn’t directly linked to them via the family tree. If you take a walk in their backyard, you will notice five graves. Two belong to Gunther’s parents, and two to Corenalia’s mom and dad.
However, Lolita Goth’s grave, which is covered in gentle white flowers, is the only one that’s not related to either of them. The only true hint that makes her a Goth lies in her surname. If you want to get spooked by her, she can be found wandering in the Goth family graveyard. She is buried in the backyard, at 13 Skyborough Boulevard. So, who is she?
who is she really to goth family?
The death of Lolita Goth is an unresolved mystery and there are a few theories about her life and death. One suggests that she is Gunther’s deceased sister. However, she isn’t connected to him in the lineage tree, and many who have resurrected her reported that she is very keen on flirting with Gunther. Not a very familiar type of relationship, don’t you agree?
The second, and more likely theory, suggests that she is, in fact, Gnther’s first love, and even possibly a first wife. Because her name points to Nabokov’s Lolita, and Gunther shows up as an elderly professor in the Sims, many believe that this hints at a forbidden love between a professor and an underage Lolita Goth.
Lolita died of electrocution, and yet there are no electronics in Goth’s home. Gunther, however, has two laptops in his inventory. If she was murdered, could he be the killer? Or, did he remove all electronics from his home after his first love tragically died? Some even suggest she was electrocuted by Cornelia, but she also could have died by accident. Other speculations suggest that she is a time traveler Goth or one of the older generations of Goths and generations away from Gunther.
These are just speculations, and the game leaves her story unresolved. One thing is certain, she is cherished in the afterlife, which is backed up by the fact that she is still resting near Gunther’s and Cornelia’s parents. Goths are known for their long lineage, and wouldn’t barry a stranger in the family cemetery, would they?
what is her personality like?
Lolita Goth used to be a cheerful, likable kind of gal. Although single, she used to be a Great Kisser, a Hopeless Romantic, and Charismatic Sim, and if she lived long enough she could have totally charmed everyone n the Sunset Valley.
On top of being classy and romantic, Lolita used to be a Bookworm but also had a silly streak thanks to her Childish nature. Nabookov’s Lolita was also childish! Her lifetime wish was to be known as ”Golden Tongue, Golden Fingers”, but she sadly never made it come true. She preferred pop music over anything, and loved cookies, and the color yellow, just like Samuel and Olivia Goth from The Sims 3: Supernatural. Could Lolita Goth and these two other deceased Goths be somehow directly related? It’s another theory to think about, that’s for sure.
can you make her a playable character?
Besides her traits, we don’t know much about her, as she is a mystery ghost character. However, you can give Lolita Goth a second chance in life by bringing her back to life by resurrecting her using a powerful Ambrosai cake. All you need to do is make one living Sim from the family prepare the Ambrosia and serve it for Lolita Goth to eat it.
Reviving her will give you a chance to play her like any other character, and reset their age to Young Adult 0 days. If revived, she will become a fourth member of the Goth family, besides Gunther, Cornelia, and Mortimer. Ambrosia recipe and the process of making is similar to that in the Sims 4, and you will need a Life Fruit, a Death Fish, and a level 10 Cooking skill to make it for Lolita.
the style of lolita goth & possible makeovers
As a ghost, Lolita Goth looks like any other dead girl. She has electricity running through her ghostly appearance, which tells us she dies from electrocution.
Although her name resembles the Japanese “Gothic Lolita” style, the looks of this lady ghost don’t match that. Lolita Goth has long, straight hair with a headband, and wears lighter colors than Goths usually do. However, her style still matches the family’s aesthetic, as she wears a grey striped dress and striped leggings. Her overall look is more romantic than goth, which matches her romantic nature perfectly. Compared to Cornelia, who is edgy, Lolita is more on the cute, gentle side.
However, if you happen to revive her, and don’t like her style, you can always revamp her. We found one cute style for her in the Sims 3, so you can try out a boho goth look for Lolita by Simplicity here.
how to recreate her story in the sims 4?
Lolita Goth doesn’t exist as a pre-made Sim or even a ghost in the Sims 4. The good news is, although she isn’t present in any other game except Sims 3, you can recreate her story in The Sims 4. The great thing about her is that even in the original TS3 gameplay, she doesn’t show up in the family tree. This means you can stay true to the original story and her ghost doesn’t have to be linked in the family three with the currently living generations of Goths.
We don’t have Guntehr and Cornelia in the Sims 4, but we have their son Mortimer as an adult. You can easily remake her, kill her and place her tombstone in the backyard of Goth’s Ophelia Villa in Willow Creek. After all, we don’t know the exact story behind her death, so she can keep posing the Goths like in Sims 3. If you like the idea of her and Gunther being lovebirds, you can make a ghost of Mortimer’s father too, and develop a story from there. You can check out this video for inspiration for her looks.
If unsure how to navigate ghosts in The Sims 4 check out this guide!
The story of Lolita Goth’s life and death is still a mystery. While there are many theories and speculations about who she was to the Goths, we can only let our imagination run wild and construct storylines that make the most sense for our gameplay. Regardless, she is an important ghost in the Sims 3 and can be a great inspiration for future gameplays in Sims 4 and other series. Give her story your unique spin. Happy swimming!