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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
3,195 1,532
Homer Simpson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
The Simpsons

2
2,596 1,122
Bart Simpson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
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3
2,707 1,712
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
SpongeBob SquarePants

4
3,015 1,324
Dexter is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Dexter's Laboratory

5
2,779 1,442
Pinky is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Pinky and the Brain

6
2,290 1,095
Bender is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
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7
2,455 1,276
Scrooge McDuck is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Duck Tales

8
3,046 992
Tommy Pickles is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Rugrats

9
2,558 1,401
The Brain is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Pinky and The Brain

10
2,424 1,159
Johnny Bravo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Johnny Bravo

11
2,382 1,327
Stimpson J.
The Ren & Stimpy Show

12
1,919 1,093
Fry is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
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13
2,186 1,131
Wakko is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Yakko, Wakko, and Dot

14
2,376 1,109
Rocko is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Rocko's Modern Life

15
2,155 1,061
Buster Bunny is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Tiny Toon Adventures

16
2,003 1,084
Eric Cartman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
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17
1,721 1,385
Hank Hill is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
King of the Hill

18
1,990 1,083
Yakko is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Yakko, Wakko, and Dot

19
2,277 908
Chuckie Finster is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
All Grown Up!, Rugrats

20
1,853 1,185
Ren Höek is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Ren and Stimpy

21
1,803 1,355
Butt-head is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Beavis and Butt-head

22
1,681 1,084
Dot is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Yakko, Wakko, and Dot

23
2,196 610
Taz is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
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24
1,665 867
Kenny McCormick is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
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25
1,790 1,366
Beavis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Beavis and Butt-head

26
1,683 1,156
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
1,544 1,228
Launchpad McQuack is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Duck Tales

28
1,555 1,382
Daria Morgendorffer is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Beavis and Butt-head

29
1,740 944
Max Goof is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Goofy

30
1,424 869
Leela is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
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31
1,192 1,319
Goliath is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Gargoyles

32
1,986 855
Arnold is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Hey Arnold!

33
2,004 900
Doug Funnie is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s

35
1,559 798
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
1,433 1,088
Beetlejuice is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Beetlejuice

37
1,309 884
Stan Marsh is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
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38
1,457 774
Batman is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
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39
1,335 865
Kyle Broflovski is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
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40
1,321 1,122
Ickis is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Real Monsters

41
1,048 1,277
NegaDuck is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Darkwing Duck

42
1,273 543
Stewie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
OrangeLupe added Family Guy

43
1,319 989
Plucky Duck is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Tiny Toon Adventures

44
1,278 941
Butters Stotch is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
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45
719 246
Tom Cat is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
MayukhBhadra added

46
1,452 1,161
Dee Dee is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Dexter's Laboratory

47
1,174 630
Joker is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
dee123 added

48
1,472 1,020
Angelica Pickles is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
All Grown Up!, Rugrats

49
1,184 911
Krusty the Clown is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
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50
1,110 637
Bubbles is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
ChloeFletcher added The Powerpuff Girls