The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s TV Characters

The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s

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The 1990s was a time when all types of cartoons were introduced to the general public and thrived within the the realm of pop culture. These are some of the most beloved cartoons of all time and certainly some of the most iconic. Characters range from more mature characters like Homer Simpson to Beavis and Butthead to classic children's cartoon characters like SpongeBob SquarePants, Rocko and Doug Funnie.

During the '90s, mature cartoons started to become popular with many teens and young adults. Mike Judge was at the forefront of this movement creating the aforementioned Beavis and Butthead along with King of the Hill, whose main character Hank Hill can be seen on this list. These cartoons are the forefathers to characters like Peter Griffin, Stan Smith and the rest of the Seth MacFarlane universe. The same goes for the Nickelodeon cartoons of the same time period.

Anyone can contribute to this list of who the best cartoon characters of the '90s is, which makes this ranking an accurate, real-time reflection of the crowd's collective opinion. It can be disputed that the '90s was the best time for edgy cartoon characters and this Ultimate List sets out to settle the dispute over who was the best character of that time. Rank your favorites or add whoever you see missing.
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  1. 1
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    Pinky and The Brain More
    100
  2. 2
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    the people's #1
    Homer Simpson

    The Simpsons More
    96
  3. 3
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    Rocko's Modern Life More
    90
  4. 4
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    Pinky and the Brain More
    89
  5. 5
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    Duck Tales More
    89
  6. 6
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    most listed
    Launchpad McQuack

    Duck Tales More
    85
  7. 7
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    Yakko, Wakko, and Dot More
    83
  8. 8
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    Dexter

    Dexter's Laboratory More
    79
  9. 9
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    Yakko, Wakko, and Dot More
    76
  10. 10
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    ranked low on reranks
    Stimpson J. "Stimpy" Cat

    The Ren & Stimpy Show More
    76
  11. 11
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    SpongeBob SquarePants More
    73
  12. 12
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    Tiny Toon Adventures More
    72
  13. 13
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    Beavis and Butt-head More
    72
  14. 14
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    Rugrats More
    72
  15. 15
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    often listed
    Goliath

    Gargoyles More
    70
  16. 16
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    NegaDuck

    Darkwing Duck More
    70
  17. 17
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    King of the Hill More
    69
  18. 18
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    Flight of the Conchords More
    69
  19. 19
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    Beavis and Butt-head More
    68
  20. 20
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    Ren Höek

    Ren and Stimpy More
    68
  21. 21
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    Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic X, Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog More
    67
  22. 22
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    Beavis and Butt-head More
    66
  23. 23
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    All Grown Up!, Rugrats More
    66
  24. 24
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    Johnny Bravo

    Johnny Bravo More
    66
  25. 25
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    Yakko, Wakko, and Dot More
    61
  26. 26
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    Tiny Toon Adventures More
    60
  27. 27
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    The Tick, The Tick More
    60
  28. 28
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    Doug More
    57
  29. 29
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    Arnold

    Hey Arnold! More
    56
  30. 30
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    Real Monsters More
    56
  31. 31
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    Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego? More
    54
  32. 32
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    Freakazoid! More
    53
  33. 33
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    ranked low on reranks
    Dee Dee

    Dexter's Laboratory More
    52
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Megavolt

    52
  35. 35
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    Arthur

    Arthur More
    52
  36. 36
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    Beetlejuice More
    52
  37. 37
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    Rocko's Modern Life More
    51
  38. 38
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    Tiny Toon Adventures More
    51
  39. 39
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    All Grown Up!, Rugrats More
    50
  40. 40
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    The Atom Ant/Secret Squirrel Show More
    50
  41. 41
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    ranked low on reranks
    Max Goof

    Goofy More
    50
  42. 42
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    often listed
    Don Karnage

    TaleSpin More
    49
  43. 43
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    Darkwing Duck More
    49
  44. 44
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    TaleSpin More
    48
  45. 45
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    The Critic More
    47
  46. 46
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    47
  47. 47
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    Daria More
    47
  48. 48
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    44
  49. 49
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    Blue

    Blue's Clues, Blue's Room More
    44
  50. 50
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    44
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