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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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    the people's #1 & most listed The Simpsons

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    Pinky and the Brain

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    Pinky and The Brain

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    Duck Tales

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    SpongeBob SquarePants

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    The Ren & Stimpy Show

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    Dexter's Laboratory

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    Yakko, Wakko, and Dot

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    Rugrats

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    Tiny Toon Adventures

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    Beavis and Butt-head

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    Duck Tales

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    Yakko, Wakko, and Dot

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    added by midnightq2 The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

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    Rocko's Modern Life

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    Beavis and Butt-head

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    Ren and Stimpy

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    King of the Hill

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    Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic X, Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog

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    Johnny Bravo Johnny Bravo

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    Goofy

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    All Grown Up!, Rugrats

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    Beavis and Butt-head

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    Yakko, Wakko, and Dot

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    ranked low on reranks Flight of the Conchords

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Gargoyles

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    Tiny Toon Adventures

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    Tiny Toon Adventures

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    Hey Arnold!

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    Darkwing Duck

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    Real Monsters

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    All Grown Up!, Rugrats

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    Beetlejuice

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    Dexter's Laboratory

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    The Tick, The Tick

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    All Grown Up!

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    Doug

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