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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
3,084 1,468
Homer Simpson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
The Simpsons

2
2,497 1,077
Bart Simpson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
midnightq2 added The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

3
2,928 1,277
Dexter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Dexter's Laboratory

4
2,592 1,664
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
SpongeBob SquarePants

5
2,715 1,401
Pinky is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Pinky and the Brain

6
2,208 1,059
Bender is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
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7
2,381 1,250
Scrooge McDuck is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Duck Tales

8
2,965 963
Tommy Pickles is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Rugrats

9
2,512 1,356
The Brain is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Pinky and The Brain

10
2,360 1,125
Johnny Bravo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Johnny Bravo

11
2,325 1,292
Stimpson J.
The Ren & Stimpy Show

12
1,861 1,055
Fry is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
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13
2,132 1,109
Wakko is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Yakko, Wakko, and Dot

14
2,324 1,080
Rocko is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Rocko's Modern Life

15
2,092 1,043
Buster Bunny is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Tiny Toon Adventures

16
1,940 1,052
Eric Cartman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
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17
1,675 1,349
Hank Hill is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
King of the Hill

18
1,945 1,057
Yakko is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Yakko, Wakko, and Dot

19
2,218 890
Chuckie Finster is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
All Grown Up!, Rugrats

20
1,805 1,158
Ren Höek is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Ren and Stimpy

21
1,757 1,320
Butt-head is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Beavis and Butt-head

22
1,638 1,060
Dot is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Yakko, Wakko, and Dot

23
1,616 838
Kenny McCormick is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
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24
2,134 599
Taz is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
bsgill345 added

25
1,748 1,335
Beavis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Beavis and Butt-head

26
1,641 1,132
Sonic the Hedgehog is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic X, Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog

27
1,503 1,203
Launchpad McQuack is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Duck Tales

28
1,515 1,346
Daria Morgendorffer is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Beavis and Butt-head

29
1,700 926
Max Goof is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Goofy

30
1,384 845
Leela is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
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31
1,164 1,289
Goliath is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Gargoyles

32
1,935 839
Arnold is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Hey Arnold!

33
1,963 877
Doug Funnie is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s

35
1,514 778
Lisa Simpson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
midnightq2 added The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

36
1,402 1,061
Beetlejuice is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Beetlejuice

37
1,275 856
Stan Marsh is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
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38
1,302 840
Kyle Broflovski is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
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39
1,410 754
Batman is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
dee123 added Batman: The Animated Series, Batman Beyond, The New Batman Adventures

40
1,287 1,099
Ickis is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Real Monsters

41
1,027 1,251
NegaDuck is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Darkwing Duck

42
1,220 527
Stewie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
OrangeLupe added Family Guy

43
1,287 972
Plucky Duck is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Tiny Toon Adventures

44
1,246 915
Butters Stotch is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
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45
664 240
Tom Cat is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
MayukhBhadra added

46
1,417 1,140
Dee Dee is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Dexter's Laboratory

47
1,147 609
Joker is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
dee123 added

48
1,157 891
Krusty the Clown is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
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49
1,433 1,009
Angelica Pickles is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
All Grown Up!, Rugrats

50
1,066 623
Bubbles is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
ChloeFletcher added The Powerpuff Girls