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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
2,589 1,172
Homer Simpson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Homer Simpson The Simpsons

2
2,041 836
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
2,332 1,134
Pinky is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Pinky Pinky and the Brain

4
2,461 1,039
Dexter is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Dexter Dexter's Laboratory

5
2,087 1,409
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
SpongeBob SquarePants SpongeBob SquarePants

6
1,848 879
Bender is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
but chickens double d added Bender Futurama

7
2,151 1,135
The Brain is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
The Brain Pinky and The Brain

8
2,007 1,029
Scrooge McDuck is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Scrooge McDuck Duck Tales

9
2,504 811
Tommy Pickles is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Tommy Pickles Rugrats

10
1,949 946
Johnny Bravo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Johnny Bravo Johnny Bravo

11
1,985 1,064
Stimpson J.
Stimpson J. "Stimpy" Cat The Ren & Stimpy Show

12
1,818 917
Wakko is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Wakko Yakko, Wakko, and Dot

13
1,503 871
Fry is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
but chickens double d added Fry Futurama

14
1,962 909
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
1,780 874
Buster Bunny is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Buster Bunny Tiny Toon Adventures

16
1,547 878
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
1,402 1,145
Hank Hill is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Hank Hill King of the Hill

18
1,657 887
Yakko is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Yakko Yakko, Wakko, and Dot

19
1,534 960
Ren Höek is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Ren Höek Ren and Stimpy

20
1,886 738
Chuckie Finster is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Chuckie Finster All Grown Up!, Rugrats

21
1,487 1,116
Butt-head is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Butt-head Beavis and Butt-head

The Best Anime Series of All Time

22
1,409 900
Dot is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Dot Yakko, Wakko, and Dot

23
1,815 502
Taz is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
bsgill345 added Taz

24
1,515 1,162
Beavis is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Beavis Beavis and Butt-head

25
1,309 704
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
1,424 975
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
1,305 1,027
Launchpad McQuack is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Launchpad McQuack Duck Tales

28
1,268 1,164
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
1,469 792
Max Goof is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Max Goof Goofy

30
1,010 1,099
Goliath is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Goliath Gargoyles

31
1,131 720
Leela is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
but chickens double d added Leela Futurama

32
1,708 746
Doug is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Doug Flight of the Conchords

33
1,649 712
Arnold is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Arnold Hey Arnold!

35
1,251 652
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
1,212 906
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
1,102 943
Ickis is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Ickis Real Monsters

38
1,167 636
Batman is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
dee123 added Batman Batman: The Animated Series, Batman Beyond, The New Batman Adventures

39
1,036 742
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
1,056 725
Kyle Broflovski is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
but chickens double d added Kyle Broflovski South Park

41
892 1,087
NegaDuck is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
NegaDuck Darkwing Duck

42
1,122 836
Plucky Duck is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Plucky Duck Tiny Toon Adventures

43
1,032 787
Butters Stotch is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
but chickens double d added Butters Stotch

15 Songs That Don't Mean What You Think They Do

44
912 433
Stewie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
OrangeLupe added Stewie Griffin Family Guy

45
1,218 1,012
Dee Dee is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Dee Dee Dexter's Laboratory

46
993 758
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
1,248 876
Angelica Pickles is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Angelica Pickles All Grown Up!, Rugrats

48
407 159
Tom Cat is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
MayukhBhadra added Tom Cat

49
925 533
The Joker is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
dee123 added The Joker

50
851 512
Bubbles is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
ChloeFletcher added Bubbles The Powerpuff Girls