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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. 90s cartoon characters are some of the most beloved 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, Blue, 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 TV show along with King of the Hill, whose main character Hank Hill can be seen on this list. These famous 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.If you have a favorite–boy or girl, blue, green, black, or yellow– that is not on the list, be sure to add it. 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
2,440 1,067
Homer Simpson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Homer Simpson The Simpsons

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2
2,336 952
Dexter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Dexter Dexter's Laboratory

3
1,917 762
Bart Simpson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
midnightq2 added Bart Simpson The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

4
2,205 1,053
Pinky is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Pinky Pinky and the Brain

5
1,949 1,312
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
SpongeBob SquarePants SpongeBob SquarePants

6
2,040 1,062
The Brain is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
The Brain Pinky and The Brain

7
1,714 817
Bender is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
but chickens double d added Bender Futurama

8
1,889 973
Scrooge McDuck is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Scrooge McDuck Duck Tales

9
2,384 752
Tommy Pickles is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Tommy Pickles Rugrats

10
1,833 898
Johnny Bravo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Johnny Bravo Johnny Bravo

11
1,888 996
Stimpson J.
Stimpson J. "Stimpy" Cat The Ren & Stimpy Show

12
1,707 855
Wakko is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Wakko Yakko, Wakko, and Dot

13
1,856 847
Rocko is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Rocko Rocko's Modern Life

14
1,395 816
Fry is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
but chickens double d added Fry Futurama

15
1,688 820
Buster Bunny is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Buster Bunny Tiny Toon Adventures

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16
1,432 813
Eric Cartman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
but chickens double d added Eric Cartman South Park

17
1,335 1,073
Hank Hill is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Hank Hill King of the Hill

18
1,557 837
Yakko is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Yakko Yakko, Wakko, and Dot

19
1,462 897
Ren Höek is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Ren Höek Ren and Stimpy

20
1,793 689
Chuckie Finster is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Chuckie Finster All Grown Up!, Rugrats

21
1,406 1,057
Butt-head is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Butt-head Beavis and Butt-head

22
1,333 853
Dot is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Dot Yakko, Wakko, and Dot

23
1,720 468
Taz is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
bsgill345 added Taz

24
1,440 1,109
Beavis is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Beavis Beavis and Butt-head

25
1,229 660
Kenny McCormick is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
but chickens double d added Kenny McCormick South Park

26
1,354 929
Sonic the Hedgehog is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Sonic the Hedgehog Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic X, Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog

27
1,242 988
Launchpad McQuack is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Launchpad McQuack Duck Tales

28
1,196 1,112
Daria Morgendorffer is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Daria Morgendorffer Beavis and Butt-head

29
1,391 762
Max Goof is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Max Goof Goofy

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30
960 1,048
Goliath is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Goliath Gargoyles

31
1,055 686
Leela is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
but chickens double d added Leela Futurama

32
1,628 708
Doug is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Doug Flight of the Conchords

33
1,565 677
Arnold is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Arnold Hey Arnold!

34
1,254 759
Babs Bunny is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Babs Bunny Tiny Toon Adventures

35
1,186 614
Lisa Simpson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
midnightq2 added Lisa Simpson The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

36
1,153 867
Beetlejuice is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Beetlejuice Beetlejuice

37
1,044 906
Ickis is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Ickis Real Monsters

38
981 697
Stan Marsh is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
but chickens double d added Stan Marsh South Park

39
1,002 680
Kyle Broflovski is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
but chickens double d added Kyle Broflovski South Park

40
852 1,048
NegaDuck is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
NegaDuck Darkwing Duck

41
1,078 795
Plucky Duck is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Plucky Duck Tiny Toon Adventures

42
968 742
Butters Stotch is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
but chickens double d added Butters Stotch

43
826 396
Stewie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
OrangeLupe added Stewie Griffin Family Guy

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1,163 971
Dee Dee is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Dee Dee Dexter's Laboratory

45
614 352
Batman is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s

46
954 714
Krusty the Clown is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
but chickens double d added Krusty the Clown The Simpsons

47
1,186 837
Angelica Pickles is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Angelica Pickles All Grown Up!, Rugrats

48
343 128
Tom Cat is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
MayukhBhadra added Tom Cat

49
855 500
The Joker is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
dee123 added The Joker

50
807 878
Heffer Wolfe is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Heffer Wolfe Rocko's Modern Life