Alexander Goth

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Alexander Goth
Gender Male Male
Age Child
Life state Sim
As a child of older parents, Alexander often wonders if he missed out on anything. His hobbies include optometry and number theory.
Education and employment
School Private School
Grade A
Family/Families Goth family
Parents Mortimer Goth, Bella Goth
Siblings Cassandra Goth Sister
Zodiac sign Cancer
Aspiration Grow Up
Hair color Black
Eye color Brown
Skin color Light
Body shape Thin Thin
Other information
Game The Sims 2
Playability Playable
Neighborhood Pleasantview
Alex Goth
Gender Male Male
Age Young Adult
Life state Sim
Family/Families Goth family
Marital status Married
Romances Cecilia Goth Wife
Traits Ambitious
Lifetime wish The Tinkerer
Hair color Red
Eye color Brown
Skin color Light
Body shape Thin Thin
Other information
Game The Sims 3 (Nintendo DS)
Playability Playable
World Beacon Bay
Alexander Goth


Gender Male Male
Age Child
Life state Sim
Education and employment
School Grade School
Grade C
Family/Families Goth family
Parents Mortimer Goth, Bella Goth
Siblings Cassandra Goth Sister
Traits Bookworm
Aspiration Whiz Kid
Hair color Black
Eye color Brown
Skin color Medium
Body shape Thin Thin
Other information
Game The Sims 4
Playability Playable
World Willow Creek

Alexander Goth ( /ˌælɪɡˈzændər ɡɑːθ/) is a pre-made, playable Sim that shipped with The Sims 2. The youngest child of Mortimer and Bella Goth, Alexander was born after the events of The Sims and lives with his aging father and older sister, Cassandra at 165 Sim Lane in Pleasantview. Shortly before the start of The Sims 2 Bella went missing, having been abducted by aliens, and hasn't yet returned.

Alexander and his family return in The Sims 4, albeit in an alternate timeline, where they live at Ophelia Villa in Willow Creek.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Life leading up to The Sims 2[edit | edit source]

Alexander first appears in The Sims 2, where he lives in Pleasantview with his father and older sister. He has pale skin and round glasses. He seems to share his father's intelligence, despite his young age, and is enrolled in private school. This could be the reason most players give him the knowledge aspiration when he grows up. Due to the apparent age gap between him and his parents, it is believed that he was born just before Mortimer had aged to an elder, resulting in a large age difference between him and his sister, Cassandra Goth. However, there is a picture in the family album of Alexander being held as a baby by Cassandra when she was a teenager, and Mortimer is shown as an adult, so it's likely he was born a day or two before Mortimer aged.

Despite the family pictures that show otherwise, the memories of both Cassandra and Mortimer clearly state that Alexander was born when Cassandra was a child (not a teenager). It is also apparent that Alexander was born long before the Pleasant twins, Angela and Lilith, but is quite a few days younger than them when the game is first loaded.

He has a memory of being taught how to talk by Bella (however, Mortimer has memories of teaching him all three of his toddler skills), so she was probably abducted shortly before he became a child. He likes to play with toys, play chess, and occasionally play piano. When the family is first played, he is four days away from becoming a teenager.

If Mortimer is already dead by the time Alexander goes to college, his mother will be the parent who drops him off at his dormitory, even though she's supposed to be missing. This could hint that she is, in fact, alive somewhere, but it may just be the game mechanics.[1]

Through SimPE, it is possible to see that he has a hidden fortune aspiration token, hinting at the aspiration EA wanted for him, though the player can choose any aspiration they wish when he becomes a teenager. Alexander and his father have exactly the same personality.

His facial structure is almost identical to Goopy GilsCarbo's, the only differences being the chin and underneck. Using the 17th face template in Create a Sim, Alexander's face can be replicated by moving the chin back by three clicks, and putting the underneck up by one click.

Life leading up to The Sims 3 (Nintendo DS)[edit | edit source]

Alexander (referred to in-game as Alex) re-appears in The Sims 3 for Nintendo DS, this time with a very different appearance and personality. He lives in the town of Beacon Bay, and is married to Cecilia Goth. His family bio states that he and his wife have lived in the town since the beginning, and that their gloominess is a result of having a father named Mortimer, and it can be assumed that his father is already dead in the game. He wears a top hat and suit, looking very much like his grandfather in The Sims 3. Strangely, his hair is orange, meaning that he may have dyed it. He is an acquaintance of Holly Alto, and his traits are neurotic, brave, outgoing, and ambitious. Unlike his father, and like his grandfather, he chose to work in the business career instead of science, and is a CEO at the start of the game. (In The Sims 2, his bio and skills give the idea that he is destined to be a scientist like his father.) He has two skill points in painting and charisma. He and Cecilia start off in the game with §50,000.

There is a book in The Sims 3 and one in The Sims 3: Supernatural entitled Murder in Pleasantview and Baron Graff Van Gould. Both are written by an Alexander Goth, although it could not be the same Alexander, since Alexander's parents are children in The Sims 3, unless he had access to a time machine[TS3:A] or time portal.[TS3:ITF] There is a possibility that the title of the first book is a hint as to more realistic ideas about dealing with the mystery of Bella Goth's disappearance, for players who wish to connect their story as close to The Sims 2 as possible, as alien abduction wasn't present in The Sims 3 until The Sims 3: Seasons.

Life leading up to The Sims 4[edit | edit source]

Alexander returns in The Sims 4, living at the Ophelia Villa in Willow Creek with his parents and older sister. It has been confirmed that this version of Alexander exists in a separate continuity to the versions present in previous games.

Alexander is a child who is 13 days away from becoming a teen. He is a grade school student with a C grade when first played. He carries a homework book in his inventory and has one point each in the creativity, mental, motor, and social skills. He is friends with his parents and older sister, but has no relationships outside of his household. He has only one trait, bookworm, and has the Whiz Kid aspiration. Alexander and his family were given an official makeover shortly after the release of patch 129 of the base game.

This version of Alexander is much closer in age to his sister Cassandra than he was in The Sims 2, and his parents are still at the beginning of the adult life stage. This would seem to imply that Mortimer and Bella had Alexander much earlier in The Sims 4 continuity than in the main previous timeline, when Alexander was apparently born shortly before his parents aged up to elders.

Simology[edit | edit source]

;The Sims 2

Sloppy 4 Neat
Shy 6 Outgoing
Lazy 4 Active
Serious 7 Playful
Grouchy 4 Nice
Sign / personality mismatch
A Sim with this personality would normally be a Taurus.

;The Sims 2

Image Interest Level
Environment 8
Food 2
Weather 6
Culture 4
Money 0
Politics 4
Paranormal 6
Health 4
Fashion 0
Travel 7
Crime 0
Sports 6
Entertainment 2
Animals 10
Work 3
School 10
Toys 10
Sci-Fi 8

;The Sims 2

Image Memory Type
Potty Trained by Mortimer Positive
Gunther Died Negative
Cassandra Grew Up Well Positive
Learned to Walk from Mortimer Positive
Learned to Talk from Bella Positive
Grew Up Well Positive
Had an Accident Negative
Mortimer Grew Up Well Positive
Cassandra Grew Up Well Positive
Cornelia Died Negative
Got into Private School Positive

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Other languages[edit | edit source]

Language The Sims 2 The Sims 4
English Alexander Goth Alexander Goth
Brazilian Portuguese Alexandre Caixão Alexandre Caixão
Chinese (Simplified) 亚历山大 高斯 哥特亚历山大
Chinese (Traditional) 亞力山大 高斯
Czech Alexandr Goth
Danish Alexander Spøgh Alexander Spøgh
Dutch Alexander van de Kerkhof
European Portuguese Alexandre Goth
Finnish Aleksanteri Goottila Aleksanteri Goottila
French Alexandre Gothik Alexandre Gothik
German Alexander Grusel
Hebrew אלכסנדר גות'
Hungarian Alexander Goth
Italian Alessandro Alberghini Alessandro Alberghini
Japanese アレキサンダー ゴス
Korean 알렉산더 고트 알렉산더 고트
Norwegian Alexander Goth
Polish Aleksander Ćwir Aleksander Ćwir
Russian Александр Гот Александр Гот
Spanish Alejandro Lápida Alejandro Lápida
Swedish Alexander Spökh Alexander Spökh
Thai อเล็ก•ซาน•เดอร์ โกธ

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • It is possible to give birth to Alexander in The Sims as there is a head skin very similar to Alexander's, but this is extremely complicated as the head skin is randomized once the baby grows up into a child and there are no genes in the game.
  • Alexander Goth is the only member of the Goth family whose life stage is always the same in all the mainline games he appears in, although it should be noted that in The Sims 3 Nintendo DS version, he appears as an adult.
  • In one of The Sims 4: Get Together renders, a Sim resembling Alexander can be seen.
  • Alex may be a spoof of Pugsley Addams, Eddie Munster, or a mix of the two.

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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