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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
2,978 1,401
Homer Simpson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Homer Simpson The Simpsons

2
2,401 1,018
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
2,492 1,605
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
SpongeBob SquarePants SpongeBob SquarePants

4
2,828 1,227
Dexter is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Dexter Dexter's Laboratory

5
2,634 1,358
Pinky is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Pinky Pinky and the Brain

6
2,125 1,018
Bender is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
but chickens double d added Bender Futurama

7
2,446 1,317
The Brain is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
The Brain Pinky and The Brain

8
2,308 1,206
Scrooge McDuck is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Scrooge McDuck Duck Tales

9
2,870 927
Tommy Pickles is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Tommy Pickles Rugrats

10
2,280 1,088
Johnny Bravo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Johnny Bravo Johnny Bravo

11
2,256 1,247
Stimpson J.
Stimpson J. "Stimpy" Cat The Ren & Stimpy Show

12
2,074 1,080
Wakko is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Wakko Yakko, Wakko, and Dot

13
1,795 1,019
Fry is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
but chickens double d added Fry Futurama

14
2,253 1,044
Rocko is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Rocko Rocko's Modern Life

The Longest Hollywood Marriages

15
2,030 1,014
Buster Bunny is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Buster Bunny Tiny Toon Adventures

16
1,879 1,011
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
1,632 1,307
Hank Hill is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Hank Hill King of the Hill

18
1,890 1,028
Yakko is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Yakko Yakko, Wakko, and Dot

19
1,754 1,115
Ren Höek is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Ren Höek Ren and Stimpy

20
1,715 1,280
Butt-head is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Butt-head Beavis and Butt-head

21
2,153 858
Chuckie Finster is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Chuckie Finster All Grown Up!, Rugrats

The Best "Your Mom" Jokes in Internet History

22
1,591 1,029
Dot is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Dot Yakko, Wakko, and Dot

23
1,552 811
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
2,072 578
Taz is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
bsgill345 added Taz

25
1,707 1,296
Beavis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Beavis Beavis and Butt-head

26
1,465 1,168
Launchpad McQuack is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Launchpad McQuack Duck Tales

27
1,583 1,107
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
1,460 1,308
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
1,650 903
Max Goof is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Max Goof Goofy

30
1,339 817
Leela is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
but chickens double d added Leela Futurama

31
1,131 1,254
Goliath is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Goliath Gargoyles

32
1,869 811
Arnold is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Arnold Hey Arnold!

33
1,905 847
Doug Funnie is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Doug Funnie

35
1,457 751
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
1,357 1,036
Beetlejuice is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Beetlejuice Beetlejuice

The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever

37
1,235 826
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
1,263 809
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
1,364 722
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
1,243 1,075
Ickis is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Ickis Real Monsters

41
1,001 1,221
NegaDuck is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
NegaDuck Darkwing Duck

42
1,209 881
Butters Stotch is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
but chickens double d added Butters Stotch

43
1,254 944
Plucky Duck is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Plucky Duck Tiny Toon Adventures

The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix

44
1,150 506
Stewie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
OrangeLupe added Stewie Griffin Family Guy

45
609 221
Tom Cat is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
MayukhBhadra added Tom Cat

46
1,372 1,108
Dee Dee is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Dee Dee Dexter's Laboratory

47
1,103 584
Joker is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
dee123 added Joker

48
1,131 859
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
1,392 977
Angelica Pickles is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Angelica Pickles All Grown Up!, Rugrats

50
747 854
Drake Mallard is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Drake Mallard Darkwing Duck