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The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s  

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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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Homer Simpson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
The Simpsons
2
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
Dexter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Dexter's Laboratory
4
Tommy Pickles is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Rugrats
5
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
SpongeBob SquarePants
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Bender is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
but chickens double d added Futurama
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Scrooge McDuck is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Duck Tales
8
Johnny Bravo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Johnny Bravo
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Wakko is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Yakko, Wakko, and Dot
10
Eric Cartman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
but chickens double d added South Park
11
Stimpson J.
The Ren & Stimpy Show
12
Fry is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
but chickens double d added Futurama
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Pinky is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Pinky and the Brain
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Rocko is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Rocko's Modern Life
15
Kenny McCormick is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
but chickens double d added South Park
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The Brain is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Pinky and The Brain
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Butt-head is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Beavis and Butt-head
18
Taz is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
bsgill345 added Baby Looney Tunes
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Buster Bunny is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Tiny Toon Adventures
20
Arnold is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Hey Arnold!
21
Yakko is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Yakko, Wakko, and Dot
22
Doug Funnie is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
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Chuckie Finster is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
All Grown Up!, Rugrats
24
Daria Morgendorffer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Beavis and Butt-head
25
Dot is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Yakko, Wakko, and Dot