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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
3,148 1,499
Homer Simpson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
The Simpsons

2
2,546 1,099
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
2,642 1,690
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
SpongeBob SquarePants

4
2,972 1,302
Dexter is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Dexter's Laboratory

5
2,741 1,425
Pinky is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Pinky and the Brain

6
2,246 1,080
Bender is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
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7
2,418 1,265
Scrooge McDuck is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Duck Tales

8
3,006 976
Tommy Pickles is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Rugrats

9
2,535 1,379
The Brain is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Pinky and The Brain

10
2,394 1,142
Johnny Bravo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Johnny Bravo

11
2,352 1,312
Stimpson J.
The Ren & Stimpy Show

12
1,888 1,076
Fry is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
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13
2,160 1,121
Wakko is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Yakko, Wakko, and Dot

14
2,347 1,097
Rocko is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Rocko's Modern Life

15
2,126 1,054
Buster Bunny is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Tiny Toon Adventures

16
1,972 1,071
Eric Cartman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
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17
1,700 1,368
Hank Hill is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
King of the Hill

18
1,968 1,072
Yakko is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Yakko, Wakko, and Dot

19
2,253 897
Chuckie Finster is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
All Grown Up!, Rugrats

20
1,830 1,176
Ren Höek is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Ren and Stimpy

21
1,780 1,342
Butt-head is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Beavis and Butt-head

22
1,663 1,073
Dot is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Yakko, Wakko, and Dot

23
2,170 604
Taz is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
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24
1,639 857
Kenny McCormick is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
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25
1,769 1,356
Beavis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Beavis and Butt-head

26
1,662 1,147
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
1,524 1,218
Launchpad McQuack is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Duck Tales

28
1,539 1,366
Daria Morgendorffer is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Beavis and Butt-head

29
1,719 937
Max Goof is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Goofy

30
1,409 860
Leela is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
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31
1,178 1,308
Goliath is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Gargoyles

32
1,962 848
Arnold is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Hey Arnold!

33
1,987 890
Doug Funnie is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s

35
1,539 790
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
1,420 1,077
Beetlejuice is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Beetlejuice

37
1,294 874
Stan Marsh is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
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38
1,320 856
Kyle Broflovski is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
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39
1,434 767
Batman is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
dee123 added Batman: The Animated Series, Batman Beyond, The New Batman Adventures

40
1,305 1,114
Ickis is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Real Monsters

41
1,041 1,266
NegaDuck is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Darkwing Duck

42
1,251 537
Stewie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
OrangeLupe added Family Guy

43
1,304 983
Plucky Duck is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Tiny Toon Adventures

44
1,260 933
Butters Stotch is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
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45
699 243
Tom Cat is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
MayukhBhadra added

46
1,440 1,151
Dee Dee is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Dexter's Laboratory

47
1,160 624
Joker is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
dee123 added

48
1,458 1,013
Angelica Pickles is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
All Grown Up!, Rugrats

49
1,171 905
Krusty the Clown is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
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50
1,089 629
Bubbles is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
ChloeFletcher added The Powerpuff Girls