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19 Tim Burton Characters Who Caused Your Sexual Awakening

Nothing is quite as arousing as claymation and scissor hands.

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Note: characters in this article from Big Fish, Sweeney Todd, James and the Giant Peach, and Sleepy Hollow are referring to the Tim Burton versions of those particular characters.

1. Jack Skellington, The Nightmare Before Christmas

Walt Disney Pictures

Jack Skellington confused every human being on earth when we all suddenly became sexually attracted to A HOLIDAY-OBSESSED SKELETON MADE OF CLAY. We wanna lick his tie made from a bat.

2. Miss Spider, James and the Giant Peach

Walt Disney Pictures

OK, first, having a French accent is just asking to be a sex symbol. Add in a leggy body and an actual love story in a '90s Disney movie, and we're sold on a new #WCW.


3. Martian Girl, Mars Attacks!

Warner Bros.

This gorgeous specimen is literally out-of-this-world (SORRY). Even though she reveals her true martian face, she still remains strangely sexy. It could be the glittery dress.

5. Edward Bloom, Big Fish

Columbia Pictures

TIME STOPS AND HE SHOVES POPCORN ASIDE TO STARE AT HIS DREAM GIRL. If you didn't have seriously high expectations for every single relationship after seeing this film, then you didn't really watch this film.

6. Sally, The Nightmare Before Christmas

Walt Disney Pictures

If someone were to ask you before 1993 if you would ever have inappropriate dreams about a blue woman tied together by thread, you'd never speak to that person again. Now, if anyone tells you they would NOT be interested in that kind of woman, they're the crazy one.


7. Kim Boggs, Edward Scissorhands

20th Century Fox

Kim's ethereal, gentle air is so intriguing that even though she's sweeter than the average ditzy high school movie girl, you know she'd still be the one you would be too afraid to talk to IRL. And you love it.

9. Sandra Bloom, Big Fish

Columbia Pictures

The sight of her angelic face is enough to put you in an instant trance. Her gentleness and sweet, all-American girl personality is so enticing that it's almost unreal.

10. Barbara Land, Mars Attacks!

Warner Bros / Courtesy Everett Collection

Annette Bening's character is seriously delusional, but she looks stupidly ravishing throughout her entire existence on-screen, so she still deserves some major credit.


11. Katrina Van Tassel, Sleepy Hollow

Warner Bros.

This woman needs absolutely no one, so, we automatically all want her. Oh, and she set the standard for people who have the magical ability to be sexy with virtually no eyebrows.

12. Joyce, Edward Scissorhands

20th Century Fox

Though she's a walking definition of stuck-up, she's got a sensuality to her that unexpectedly draws you in. She's also really easy on the eyes, and that red hair is just blatantly sexy.

14. Ichabod Crane, Sleepy Hollow

Paramount Pictures

Tim B. changed up this whole character's career just to make the story even creepier. The delicate, feminine, death-obsessed Johnny Depp made you weirdly unafraid of morbidity and made you focus more on that dreamy face.


15. Jenny, Big Fish

Columbia Pictures

It's adorably strange to see Helena Bonham Carter as a young girl with a crush... but she's also incredibly gorgeous with her short blonde hair. And the surprise of her being adorable is enough to evoke a shy crush on her.

16. Victor Van Dort, Corpse Bride

Warner Bros

Who doesn't find the socially awkward, slightly romantic guy endearing? Watching him nervously glide around made you want to take him under your wing -- and then make out with him on his face.

17. Sweeney Todd, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Dreamworks Pictures / Warner Bros.

This had to have caused the reawakening young girls' obsessions with men who have gray hair. And the anger in those eyes are filled with a type of passion that is intensely magnetizing. Damn, Johnny. Just. Damn.

18. Edward Scissorhands, Edward Scissorhands

20th Century Fox

Ah, Eddie S. Those scissors are the least of our concern, because we all want our hands on that dark mop of hair and those leather-clad abs.

19. Oogie Boogie, The Nightmare Before Christmas

Walt Disney Pictures

WHY is this potato sack filled with glow in the dark bugs so hot? Why does he have such a goddamn sexy, raspy voice, and such a strange knack for bondage games? No idea. But sign us up.