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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
2,903 1,365
Homer Simpson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Homer Simpson The Simpsons

2
2,335 992
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
2,756 1,199
Dexter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Dexter Dexter's Laboratory

4
2,591 1,313
Pinky is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Pinky Pinky and the Brain

5
2,406 1,588
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
SpongeBob SquarePants SpongeBob SquarePants

6
2,073 985
Bender is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
but chickens double d added Bender Futurama

7
2,406 1,276
The Brain is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
The Brain Pinky and The Brain

8
2,252 1,179
Scrooge McDuck is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Scrooge McDuck Duck Tales

9
2,807 913
Tommy Pickles is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Tommy Pickles Rugrats

10
2,212 1,071
Johnny Bravo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Johnny Bravo Johnny Bravo

11
2,211 1,213
Stimpson J.
Stimpson J. "Stimpy" Cat The Ren & Stimpy Show

12
2,037 1,049
Wakko is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Wakko Yakko, Wakko, and Dot

13
1,747 993
Fry is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
but chickens double d added Fry Futurama

14
2,204 1,024
Rocko is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Rocko Rocko's Modern Life

These Celebrities Have Been Caught Being More Than Just A Little Racist

15
1,984 996
Buster Bunny is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Buster Bunny Tiny Toon Adventures

16
1,828 988
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
1,592 1,284
Hank Hill is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Hank Hill King of the Hill

18
1,853 1,003
Yakko is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Yakko Yakko, Wakko, and Dot

19
1,715 1,089
Ren Höek is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Ren Höek Ren and Stimpy

20
1,683 1,247
Butt-head is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Butt-head Beavis and Butt-head

21
2,104 843
Chuckie Finster is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Chuckie Finster All Grown Up!, Rugrats

Infuriating Images That Will Trigger You

22
1,564 1,008
Dot is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Dot Yakko, Wakko, and Dot

23
1,513 793
Kenny McCormick is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
but chickens double d added Kenny McCormick South Park

24
1,684 1,268
Beavis is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Beavis Beavis and Butt-head

25
2,023 572
Taz is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
bsgill345 added Taz

26
1,441 1,143
Launchpad McQuack is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Launchpad McQuack Duck Tales

27
1,546 1,097
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
1,437 1,284
Daria Morgendorffer is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Daria Morgendorffer Beavis and Butt-head

The Best Catch Phrases from RuPaul's Drag Race

29
1,615 892
Max Goof is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Max Goof Goofy

30
1,309 799
Leela is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
but chickens double d added Leela Futurama

31
1,116 1,229
Goliath is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Goliath Gargoyles

32
1,834 796
Arnold is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Arnold Hey Arnold!

33
1,877 826
Doug Funnie is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Doug Funnie

35
1,421 737
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
1,332 1,020
Beetlejuice is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Beetlejuice Beetlejuice

The Best Disney Princesses

37
1,206 811
Stan Marsh is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
but chickens double d added Stan Marsh South Park

38
1,232 796
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
1,225 1,054
Ickis is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Ickis Real Monsters

40
1,329 713
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
984 1,201
NegaDuck is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
NegaDuck Darkwing Duck

42
1,237 926
Plucky Duck is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Plucky Duck Tiny Toon Adventures

43
1,184 864
Butters Stotch is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
but chickens double d added Butters Stotch

Adam West Partied Hard Behind The Scenes Of The Kid-Friendly ‘Batman’ TV Series

44
1,113 497
Stewie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
OrangeLupe added Stewie Griffin Family Guy

45
1,341 1,100
Dee Dee is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Dee Dee Dexter's Laboratory

46
570 220
Tom Cat is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
MayukhBhadra added Tom Cat

47
1,110 845
Krusty the Clown is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
but chickens double d added Krusty the Clown The Simpsons

48
1,372 963
Angelica Pickles is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Angelica Pickles All Grown Up!, Rugrats

49
1,073 613
The Joker is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
dee123 added The Joker

50
731 839
Drake Mallard is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Drake Mallard Darkwing Duck