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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    The Brain

    Pinky and The Brain More
    100
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    the people's #1 &ranked high on reranks
    Homer Simpson

    The Simpsons More
    98
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    Rocko

    Rocko's Modern Life More
    90
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    Pinky

    Pinky and the Brain More
    90
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    Scrooge McDuck

    Duck Tales More
    89
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    Launchpad McQuack

    Duck Tales More
    85
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    Yakko

    Yakko, Wakko, and Dot More
    82
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    Dexter's Laboratory More
    80
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    Wakko

    Yakko, Wakko, and Dot More
    77
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    The Ren & Stimpy Show More
    77
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    SpongeBob SquarePants More
    74
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    Tommy Pickles

    Rugrats More
    73
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    Beavis and Butt-head More
    72
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    Tiny Toon Adventures More
    72
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    Darkwing Duck More
    70
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    Gargoyles More
    70
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    Ren and Stimpy More
    70
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    Flight of the Conchords More
    70
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    King of the Hill More
    69
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    Beavis and Butt-head More
    69
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    Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic X, Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog More
    67
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    Beavis and Butt-head More
    67
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    Johnny Bravo

    Johnny Bravo More
    66
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    All Grown Up!, Rugrats More
    66
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    Yakko, Wakko, and Dot More
    61
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    Tiny Toon Adventures More
    60
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    The Tick, The Tick More
    60
  28. 28
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    Doug More
    57
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    Hey Arnold! More
    57
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    Real Monsters More
    56
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    Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego? More
    54
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    Dexter's Laboratory More
    53
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    Freakazoid! More
    53
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    Arthur

    Arthur More
    53
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    Beetlejuice More
    53
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    Megavolt

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    Rocko's Modern Life More
    52
  38. 38
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    All Grown Up!, Rugrats More
    51
  39. 39
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    Tiny Toon Adventures More
    51
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    Goofy More
    50
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    The Atom Ant/Secret Squirrel Show More
    50
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    Darkwing Duck More
    49
  43. 43
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    TaleSpin More
    49
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    TaleSpin More
    49
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    Daria More
    48
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    Jay Sherman

    The Critic More
    47
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    Blue's Clues, Blue's Room More
    45
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