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15 Reasons We Had a Crush on Danny Phantom (& Why It's Not Weird)

15 Reasons We Had a Crush on Danny Phantom (& Why It's Not Weird)

15 Reasons We Had a Crush on Danny Phantom (& Why It's Not Weird)

It's totally not weird to fall in love with a fictional cartoon character, right?? Asking for a friend.

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It’s no secret that for a lot of millennials, one of our first-ever crushes was the paranormal, crime-fighting Nickelodeon star Danny Phantom.

Can you really blame us? He’s witty, charming, and he cares a lot about his family! (Not to mention he totally, like, saves the entirety of humanity and stuff.)

We’re here to tell you that it’s totally not that weird that you grew up fawning over a fictional cartoon character (especially one that spent most of his time either fighting bloodthirsty ghost monsters or studying for anatomy). Why? Well, there are so many reasons!

1. He was a total badass.

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2. He had one of the best theme songs of all time.

3. He really loved his family...even if they were the worst sometimes.

4. He’d do anything for his friends.

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5. He was charmingly goofy—and hilariously awkward.

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6. He always tried to be the best he could be.

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7. His style was so "boy-next-door."

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8. He was snarky as all hell.

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9. He was usually the underdog.

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10. He always did the right thing. (You know, like defeating the evil version of yourself in order to save the world?)

11. He had some pretty cool powers.

12. He had that dark hair and blue eye combo.

13. Not to mention, he had two different colored eyes!

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14. He was even romantic!

15. At the end of the day, he was painfully relatable.

BRB, gonna go rewatch the entire Danny Phantom series now...

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Peter Carboni

Peter Carboni is a 23-year-old, Brookyln-based content creator and social media strategist from Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Short list of things he loves: iced coffee, his dogs, other people’s dogs, and making memes.

Peter Carboni is a 23-year-old, Brookyln-based content creator and social media strategist from Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Short list of things he loves: iced coffee, his dogs, other people’s dogs, and making memes.