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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
3,180 1,514
Homer Simpson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
The Simpsons

2
2,579 1,110
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
2,683 1,705
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
SpongeBob SquarePants

4
3,001 1,312
Dexter is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Dexter's Laboratory

5
2,764 1,435
Pinky is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Pinky and the Brain

6
2,277 1,086
Bender is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
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7
2,443 1,271
Scrooge McDuck is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Duck Tales

8
3,030 987
Tommy Pickles is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Rugrats

9
2,552 1,392
The Brain is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Pinky and The Brain

10
2,414 1,154
Johnny Bravo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Johnny Bravo

11
2,373 1,318
Stimpson J.
The Ren & Stimpy Show

12
1,910 1,087
Fry is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
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13
2,177 1,127
Wakko is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Yakko, Wakko, and Dot

14
2,367 1,104
Rocko is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Rocko's Modern Life

15
2,147 1,057
Buster Bunny is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Tiny Toon Adventures

16
1,996 1,079
Eric Cartman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
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17
1,714 1,379
Hank Hill is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
King of the Hill

18
1,984 1,078
Yakko is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Yakko, Wakko, and Dot

19
2,269 904
Chuckie Finster is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
All Grown Up!, Rugrats

20
1,848 1,180
Ren Höek is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Ren and Stimpy

21
1,797 1,348
Butt-head is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Beavis and Butt-head

22
1,676 1,080
Dot is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Yakko, Wakko, and Dot

23
2,189 608
Taz is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
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24
1,661 862
Kenny McCormick is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
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25
1,782 1,362
Beavis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Beavis and Butt-head

26
1,677 1,153
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
1,537 1,225
Launchpad McQuack is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Duck Tales

28
1,549 1,377
Daria Morgendorffer is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Beavis and Butt-head

29
1,733 941
Max Goof is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Goofy

30
1,420 865
Leela is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
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31
1,188 1,315
Goliath is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Gargoyles

32
1,974 854
Arnold is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Hey Arnold!

33
1,997 896
Doug Funnie is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s

35
1,552 796
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
1,429 1,081
Beetlejuice is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Beetlejuice

37
1,306 880
Stan Marsh is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
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38
1,448 771
Batman is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
dee123 added Batman: The Animated Series, Batman Beyond, The New Batman Adventures

39
1,332 862
Kyle Broflovski is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
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40
1,312 1,121
Ickis is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Real Monsters

41
1,047 1,272
NegaDuck is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Darkwing Duck

42
1,267 542
Stewie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
OrangeLupe added Family Guy

43
1,314 987
Plucky Duck is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Tiny Toon Adventures

44
1,273 938
Butters Stotch is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
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45
712 246
Tom Cat is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
MayukhBhadra added

46
1,451 1,156
Dee Dee is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Dexter's Laboratory

47
1,169 629
Joker is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
dee123 added

48
1,464 1,019
Angelica Pickles is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
All Grown Up!, Rugrats

49
1,180 908
Krusty the Clown is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
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50
1,100 635
Bubbles is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
ChloeFletcher added The Powerpuff Girls