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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.

1
3,059 1,439
Homer Simpson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Homer Simpson The Simpsons

2
2,476 1,054
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
2,895 1,263
Dexter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Dexter Dexter's Laboratory

4
2,568 1,644
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
SpongeBob SquarePants SpongeBob SquarePants

5
2,698 1,387
Pinky is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Pinky Pinky and the Brain

6
2,189 1,046
Bender is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
but chickens double d added Bender Futurama

7
2,365 1,238
Scrooge McDuck is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Scrooge McDuck Duck Tales

8
2,938 954
Tommy Pickles is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Tommy Pickles Rugrats

9
2,495 1,343
The Brain is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
The Brain Pinky and The Brain

10
2,336 1,115
Johnny Bravo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Johnny Bravo Johnny Bravo

11
2,302 1,277
Stimpson J.
Stimpson J. "Stimpy" Cat The Ren & Stimpy Show

12
1,843 1,041
Fry is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
but chickens double d added Fry Futurama

13
2,119 1,099
Wakko is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Wakko Yakko, Wakko, and Dot

14
2,303 1,068
Rocko is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Rocko Rocko's Modern Life

15
2,073 1,035
Buster Bunny is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Buster Bunny Tiny Toon Adventures

16
1,927 1,034
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
1,666 1,335
Hank Hill is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Hank Hill King of the Hill

18
1,933 1,046
Yakko is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Yakko Yakko, Wakko, and Dot

19
2,202 881
Chuckie Finster is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Chuckie Finster All Grown Up!, Rugrats

20
1,791 1,145
Ren Höek is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Ren Höek Ren and Stimpy

21
1,752 1,308
Butt-head is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Butt-head Beavis and Butt-head

22
1,629 1,051
Dot is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Dot Yakko, Wakko, and Dot

23
1,602 825
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
2,123 591
Taz is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
bsgill345 added Taz

25
1,741 1,323
Beavis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Beavis Beavis and Butt-head

26
1,623 1,124
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
1,493 1,197
Launchpad McQuack is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Launchpad McQuack Duck Tales

28
1,498 1,334
Daria Morgendorffer is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Daria Morgendorffer Beavis and Butt-head

29
1,687 920
Max Goof is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Max Goof Goofy

30
1,374 835
Leela is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
but chickens double d added Leela Futurama

31
1,155 1,281
Goliath is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Goliath Gargoyles

32
1,915 832
Arnold is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Arnold Hey Arnold!

33
1,947 870
Doug Funnie is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s

35
1,502 769
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
1,393 1,055
Beetlejuice is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Beetlejuice Beetlejuice

37
1,269 845
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
1,298 829
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
1,397 744
Batman is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
dee123 added Batman Batman: The Animated Series, Batman Beyond, The New Batman Adventures

40
1,276 1,094
Ickis is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Ickis Real Monsters

41
1,019 1,243
NegaDuck is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
NegaDuck Darkwing Duck

42
1,205 518
Stewie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
OrangeLupe added Stewie Griffin Family Guy

43
1,239 903
Butters Stotch is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
but chickens double d added Butters Stotch

44
1,277 966
Plucky Duck is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Plucky Duck Tiny Toon Adventures

45
649 234
Tom Cat is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
MayukhBhadra added Tom Cat

46
1,404 1,132
Dee Dee is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Dee Dee Dexter's Laboratory

47
1,136 600
Joker is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
dee123 added Joker

48
1,151 880
Krusty the Clown is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
but chickens double d added Krusty the Clown The Simpsons

49
1,425 999
Angelica Pickles is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Angelica Pickles All Grown Up!, Rugrats

50
1,047 617
Bubbles is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
ChloeFletcher added Bubbles The Powerpuff Girls