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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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2,498 1,119
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
2,262 1,084
Pinky is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Pinky Pinky and the Brain

3
1,971 799
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
2,387 993
Dexter is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Dexter Dexter's Laboratory

5
2,011 1,367
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
SpongeBob SquarePants SpongeBob SquarePants

6
1,793 843
Bender is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
but chickens double d added Bender Futurama

7
2,090 1,093
The Brain is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
The Brain Pinky and The Brain

8
1,935 996
Scrooge McDuck is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Scrooge McDuck Duck Tales

9
2,426 785
Tommy Pickles is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Tommy Pickles Rugrats

10
1,883 909
Johnny Bravo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Johnny Bravo Johnny Bravo

11
1,925 1,026
Stimpson J.
Stimpson J. "Stimpy" Cat The Ren & Stimpy Show

12
1,759 879
Wakko is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Wakko Yakko, Wakko, and Dot

13
1,907 875
Rocko is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Rocko Rocko's Modern Life

14
1,448 837
Fry is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
but chickens double d added Fry Futurama

15
1,721 846
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
1,492 837
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
1,369 1,099
Hank Hill is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Hank Hill King of the Hill

18
1,601 857
Yakko is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Yakko Yakko, Wakko, and Dot

19
1,490 923
Ren Höek is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Ren Höek Ren and Stimpy

20
1,831 714
Chuckie Finster is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Chuckie Finster All Grown Up!, Rugrats

21
1,448 1,078
Butt-head is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Butt-head Beavis and Butt-head

22
1,369 868
Dot is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Dot Yakko, Wakko, and Dot

23
1,761 481
Taz is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
bsgill345 added Taz

24
1,478 1,126
Beavis is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Beavis Beavis and Butt-head

25
1,263 675
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
1,384 948
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
1,266 1,002
Launchpad McQuack is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Launchpad McQuack Duck Tales

28
1,226 1,134
Daria Morgendorffer is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Daria Morgendorffer Beavis and Butt-head

29
1,421 776
Max Goof is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Max Goof Goofy

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983 1,064
Goliath is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Goliath Gargoyles

31
1,088 695
Leela is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
but chickens double d added Leela Futurama

32
1,665 723
Doug is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Doug Flight of the Conchords

33
1,600 690
Arnold is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Arnold Hey Arnold!

34
1,276 772
Babs Bunny is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Babs Bunny Tiny Toon Adventures

35
1,213 628
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
1,182 877
Beetlejuice is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Beetlejuice Beetlejuice

37
1,068 921
Ickis is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Ickis Real Monsters

38
1,029 693
Kyle Broflovski is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
but chickens double d added Kyle Broflovski South Park

39
1,008 712
Stan Marsh is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
but chickens double d added Stan Marsh South Park

40
871 1,063
NegaDuck is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
NegaDuck Darkwing Duck

41
1,098 811
Plucky Duck is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Plucky Duck Tiny Toon Adventures

42
1,004 756
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
868 407
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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1,188 987
Dee Dee is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Dee Dee Dexter's Laboratory

45
651 368
Batman is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s

46
970 730
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
1,212 853
Angelica Pickles is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Angelica Pickles All Grown Up!, Rugrats

48
889 514
The Joker is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
dee123 added The Joker

49
364 143
Tom Cat is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
MayukhBhadra added Tom Cat

50
822 894
Heffer Wolfe is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Heffer Wolfe Rocko's Modern Life