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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
2,727 1,254
Homer Simpson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Homer Simpson The Simpsons

2
2,165 904
Bart Simpson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
midnightq2 added Bart Simpson The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

3
2,441 1,218
Pinky is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Pinky Pinky and the Brain

4
2,582 1,115
Dexter is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Dexter Dexter's Laboratory

5
2,230 1,483
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
SpongeBob SquarePants SpongeBob SquarePants

6
1,933 917
Bender is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
but chickens double d added Bender Futurama

7
2,262 1,196
The Brain is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
The Brain Pinky and The Brain

8
2,105 1,101
Scrooge McDuck is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Scrooge McDuck Duck Tales

9
2,633 855
Tommy Pickles is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Tommy Pickles Rugrats

10
2,055 1,006
Johnny Bravo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Johnny Bravo Johnny Bravo

11
2,085 1,122
Stimpson J.
Stimpson J. "Stimpy" Cat The Ren & Stimpy Show

12
1,912 972
Wakko is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Wakko Yakko, Wakko, and Dot

13
1,611 927
Fry is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
but chickens double d added Fry Futurama

14
2,066 959
Rocko is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Rocko Rocko's Modern Life

The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

15
1,868 931
Buster Bunny is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Buster Bunny Tiny Toon Adventures

16
1,678 921
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
1,485 1,207
Hank Hill is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Hank Hill King of the Hill

18
1,745 937
Yakko is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Yakko Yakko, Wakko, and Dot

19
1,612 1,020
Ren Höek is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Ren Höek Ren and Stimpy

20
1,978 784
Chuckie Finster is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Chuckie Finster All Grown Up!, Rugrats

21
1,575 1,174
Butt-head is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Butt-head Beavis and Butt-head

The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever

22
1,473 947
Dot is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Dot Yakko, Wakko, and Dot

23
1,901 534
Taz is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
bsgill345 added Taz

24
1,404 742
Kenny McCormick is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
but chickens double d added Kenny McCormick South Park

25
1,590 1,209
Beavis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Beavis Beavis and Butt-head

26
1,353 1,085
Launchpad McQuack is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Launchpad McQuack Duck Tales

27
1,460 1,041
Sonic the Hedgehog is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Sonic the Hedgehog Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic X, Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog

28
1,343 1,216
Daria Morgendorffer is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Daria Morgendorffer Beavis and Butt-head

The 20 Most Sexually Aggressive Cartoon Characters

29
1,528 847
Max Goof is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Max Goof Goofy

30
1,211 756
Leela is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
but chickens double d added Leela Futurama

31
1,059 1,158
Goliath is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Goliath Gargoyles

32
1,775 780
Doug Funnie is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Doug Funnie

33
1,722 752
Arnold is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Arnold Hey Arnold!

35
1,327 689
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
1,265 959
Beetlejuice is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Beetlejuice Beetlejuice

These Disney Princess Were Absolutely Terrible Role Models

37
1,163 982
Ickis is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Ickis Real Monsters

38
1,118 772
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
1,139 756
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
1,229 674
Batman is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
dee123 added Batman Batman: The Animated Series, Batman Beyond, The New Batman Adventures

41
925 1,141
NegaDuck is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
NegaDuck Darkwing Duck

42
1,172 875
Plucky Duck is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Plucky Duck Tiny Toon Adventures

43
1,103 822
Butters Stotch is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
but chickens double d added Butters Stotch

16 Movie "In Jokes" You Probably Didn't Notice

44
998 460
Stewie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
OrangeLupe added Stewie Griffin Family Guy

45
1,265 1,051
Dee Dee is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Dee Dee Dexter's Laboratory

46
1,051 790
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
473 188
Tom Cat is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
MayukhBhadra added Tom Cat

48
1,299 912
Angelica Pickles is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Angelica Pickles All Grown Up!, Rugrats

49
980 570
The Joker is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
dee123 added The Joker

50
911 548
Bubbles is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
ChloeFletcher added Bubbles The Powerpuff Girls