The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s TV Characters
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The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s

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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    the people's #1
    Homer Simpson

    The Simpsons More
    100
  2. 2
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    most listed
    Pinky

    Pinky and the Brain More
    98
  3. 3
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    Pinky and The Brain More
    98
  4. 4
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    The Ren & Stimpy Show More
    83
  5. 5
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    SpongeBob SquarePants More
    80
  6. 6
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Launchpad McQuack

    Duck Tales More
    80
  7. 7
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    Duck Tales More
    79
  8. 8
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    Dexter's Laboratory More
    75
  9. 9
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    Tiny Toon Adventures More
    74
  10. 10
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    Rugrats More
    74
  11. 11
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    Rocko's Modern Life More
    73
  12. 12
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    Yakko, Wakko, and Dot More
    72
  13. 13
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    Yakko, Wakko, and Dot More
    71
  14. 14
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    Beavis and Butt-head More
    68
  15. 15
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    62
    added by: bsgill345
  16. 16
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    Beavis and Butt-head More
    61
  17. 17
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    King of the Hill More
    61
  18. 18
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    Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic X, Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog More
    60
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    Goliath

    Gargoyles More
    60
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    All Grown Up!, Rugrats More
    60
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    ranked low on reranks
    Ren Höek

    Ren and Stimpy More
    60
  22. 22
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    Goofy More
    59
  23. 23
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    The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show More
    59
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  24. 24
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    Futurama More
    57
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    Beavis and Butt-head More
    57
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    Doug

    Flight of the Conchords More
    56
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    Futurama More
    55
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  28. 28
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    Darkwing Duck More
    55
  29. 29
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    Tiny Toon Adventures More
    55
  30. 30
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    Yakko, Wakko, and Dot More
    54
  31. 31
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    Johnny Bravo

    Johnny Bravo More
    53
  32. 32
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    Tiny Toon Adventures More
    53
  33. 33
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    The Tick, The Tick More
    51
  34. 34
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    Beetlejuice More
    50
  35. 35
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    South Park More
    50
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    All Grown Up!, Rugrats More
    48
  37. 37
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    Hey Arnold! More
    47
  38. 38
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    Dexter's Laboratory More
    47
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    Futurama More
    46
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    Real Monsters More
    46
  41. 41
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    Futurama More
    45
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Bonkers D. Bobcat

    44
  43. 43
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    All Grown Up! More
    43
  44. 44
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    The Atom Ant/Secret Squirrel Show More
    42
  45. 45
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    Doug More
    42
  46. 46
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Runt

    42
  47. 47
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    The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show More
    42
    added by: midnightq2
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    41
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    Bobby's World More
    41
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    Rocko's Modern Life More
    41
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