FANDOM


Farm-Fresh balanceYMMVTransmit blueRadarWikEd fancyquotesQuotes • (Emoticon happyFunnyHeartHeartwarmingSilk award star gold 3Awesome) • RefridgeratorFridgeGroupCharactersScript editFanfic RecsSkull0Nightmare FuelRsz 1rsz 2rsz 1shout-out iconShout OutMagnifierPlotGota iconoTear JerkerBug-silkHeadscratchersHelpTriviaWMGFilmRoll-smallRecapRainbowHo YayPhoto linkImage LinksNyan-Cat-OriginalMemesHaiku-wide-iconHaikuLaconic
File:Belle curtseying elegantly.jpg


Characters from Western Animation that are just that... totally... Awesome.


  • Brock-fucking-Samson.
    • Rusty Venture, for being a Deadpan Snarker cynic whose apathy belies his actual intelligence. He even manages to commit Moral Event Horizons without coming off as a Complete Monster.
    • Doctor Orpheus. He has an interdimensional portal in his daughter's closet.
    • Shore Leave. Camp Gay and Badass is an entirely too rare combination.
    • There is not a single character on this show that I dislike, not even Sgt. Hatred or the Moppets. Sgt. Hatred is a much different style of bodyguard from Brock--he's much more gung-ho, more willing to plan and whatnot (as opposed to Brock who by-and-large just jumps into any given scenario and starts bashing heads), and is actively training the boys to take care of themselves. Don't get me wrong, I'm a big Brock fan, but Hatred is still pretty strong character on his own merits. As for the Moppets, there's something about their creepily gleeful disposition towards slaughter that makes them absolutely hilarious, but more-so is how other people react to them. I think Brock's "Yeah...this was kind of a stupid idea" upon realizing that getting the Moppets to non-fatally injure Dermott was futile is one of the funniest line reads Warburton's ever given.
  • Muttley. I still think Muttley is secretly on Yankee Doodle Pigeon's side.
  • Oh, and how about Penelope Pitstop? I loved how she often managed to get herself out of trouble AND rescue the Ant Hill Mob.
  • Toph Bei Fong. Cute Bruiser, Little Miss Badass, and Little Miss Snarker.
    • Really now, her blind jokes are just awesome.
      • Almost as incredible as her kung fu Earthbending. This troper wants to learn what her style of kung fu is (Southern Praying Mantis?) just so he can do her moves right. Hail Tophgod!
        • Fourthed. I freaking love Toph. She's just such an amazing, well-rounded character that I can't relate to-but could totally see going out with. No, no PSL here-I just think she's a really cool person.
    • Ye gods, Azula. Female Magnificent Bastards are hard to come by - especially those still in their teen years - but she pretty much epitomizes the image.
    • Mai is just as awesome with her dry wit, especially when she's playing off Zuko's dorkiness.
      • This Troper thinks Mai - that cool, calm, collected Ninja -is the greatest female character on this show! She's the only one to totally pwn Azula when she's her sane, Magnificent Bastard self... without lifting a finger! An action that caused the Manipulative Bastard herself to "miscalculate!" The Power of Love has never looked so Badass.
      • This troper is a Zutarian who thinks Mai is one of the coolest characters in any show.
    • Same goes for Ty Lee. Ozai's Angels for the win!
      • Please don't use that horrid, cringeworthy nickname - the Fire Trio deserve better, being the most badass characters in the entire series. But, yeah ...
    • EVERYONE in Avatar is TV Tropes Made of Win Archive.
      • Sokka included!
        • Oh, absolutely Sokka. In a series where he's overshadowed by awesome of his gifted friends, his frequently unusual ideas, determination, and courage show pretty consistent development throughout, and it is wonderful to see. Deciding he's the 'warrior' of the southern tribe in his father's absence and facing down Zuko's ship was at once terribly reckless and immensely brave; even when his attempts were unsuccessful, Sokka kept on trying. What's more, his taking a level in badass doesn't somehow eclipse (hah) his initial characterisation, but re-enforce the positive traits he already had. People adore and admire Katara for good reasons, but Sokka deserves respect (and a bit more confidence in himself). And an honourable mention to Hakoda, for as far as we see, he's a smart warrior too, and comes across as a decent, caring father to his children in spite of his very small role.
      • And Prince Zuko especially! Truly one of the best Anti-Hero characters I've ever seen. He's got a well-written sympathetic background and redemption story, and he's a total badass on the outside while being a total dork on the inside (and sometimes the outside). And a Woobie, too.
      • Absolutely Zuko, oh my gosh. Never have I cheered so loudly for a two-dimensional drawing! He seems almost like a real person, with all his flaws and insecurities and strengths and character development that makes me as a writer squee in delight. Being drop-dead sexy is just the cherry on the top.
    • Have we forgotten Iroh? The kids are all great, true, but Iroh is a rare example of an adult in a children's series who makes growing up look like something well worth doing.
      • YES, YES, YES. From his first badass act of tricking the guard into touching his super-heated handcuffs, to the scene where we see him working out in prison, refusing to lay down and die despite his obvious pain over Zuko, to his burning the fire-nation flag in Ba Sing Se. Absolute best character on the show, and possibly in anything. Ever.
      • Kudos to a show that can make so many Badass old people. Iroh, Pakku, Bumi, Jeong-Jeong...
      • I totally agree, but would like to add an extra dose of seconding to Bumi. He's one of the oldest characters in the show (Over 100!) and still manages to be one of the most badass. He can earthbend with just his face. That is all.
    • The titular character, Aang, throughout the whole series as he grew, developed, and became steadily more badass with each episode. Especially in the finale, where he manages to stay true to his values AND save the world (with a display of bending and self-restraint nothing short of spectacular), without making either look cheap.
    • Katara. A girl with so many wonderful qualities that make you worship her but also visible flaws that make you want to shake her is the mark of an extremely well-rounded character.
      • Indeed. Her flaws don't make her unlikable and her strengths don't make her a Mary Sue either. One of the most well done animated heroines ever!
    • Ursa and Kya really don't get enough love from the fandom. One killed to protect her child and the other was killed to protect her child - and neither was onscreen for long, but I dare you to find more awesome mothers in animation.
    • You know, I think we've gushed about every single main and secondary female character in the show except for Suki. How did this happen?! C'mon, she ran up a wall! And then later she saved Toph and Sokka at the last minute. She might not have been there for very long, but if 75% of your screentime involves you being awesome, then you have it made.
      • Seconded. "Did boomerang come back?" "No, Suki did!" Pure awesomeness.
    • One word: Jet. Jet to the bitter end.
    • We may as well face it. If there's any even slightly important character who is not at least slightly made of awesome, that character is not in Avatar
  • Dr. Ivo Robotnik, from the Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog. God Almighty. Incredibly well-acted, hilarious, smart, inventive, Memetic Badass...what more could you want?
    • SnooPING AS usual, I see?
    • Something needs to be said for Scratch and Grounder. They're both hilarious, and the way they alternate from bickering and insulting each other to getting along so well it's almost Ho Yay is a joy to watch. I'm not alone on this, since they were so influental to the franchise as a whole that they were expied twice. Often imitated, never duplicated.
  • The Question. Smart as a whip. Dresses sharp. Can weaponize anything within reach. Willing to sacrifice life and reputation for the good of the team. Makes conspiracy theorists look cool. And that voice . . .
    • And when working with Huntress... dawww
    • The Goddamn Batman. So nice, we listed him twice.
    • And Superman. And The Flash. And Hawkgirl. Screw it, everyone in the whole damn show.
      • Seconding the whole damn show. I can't think of anyone who isn't amazing.
      • I third the whole show, but also second The Flash. He's hilarious! And he's one of the nicest superheroes around.
    • Vigilante. Cowboy, smartass, badass, and voiced by Nathan Fillion just to seal the deal.
    • Shining Knight! Even after all of his teammates fell and he was practically dead on his feet, he kept getting back up to try and stop Eiling.
    • Green Arrow. So awesome he hums his own Leitmotif.
  • Hexadecimal. Concentrated awesome: glamorous, artistically talented, and enough power to knock you into next week seven times over. And she really knows how to paint the town! (This troper personally owes her a lot, but that's a story for another page...)
  • Cartman.
    • Stan and Kyle. Being the only sane people in the world really must suck for them (especially if you're only fourth graders) but I love them for it.
      • Agreed. This troper especially loves Stan. People always look at me weird when I tell them he's my favorite character, but I think he's awesome. So there.
    • And then Butters, who is the only character on the show who actually acts the age they're supposed to be, and he's given some of the best material. Lu lu lu I've got some apples...
      • Not to mention he's absolutely ADORABLE to boot!
      • Thirded. *hugs imaginary Butters plushie*
    • Timmy. Just ... TIMMY! Honestly, you can't help but root for the disabled kid with a heart of gold whenever he appears. Especially the episode when he adopts that turkey - it gave him Crowning Moments of Awesome, Crowning Moments of Heartwarming, AND Tear Jerkers.
    • For this troper, it's Kenny all the way! This troper finds him strangely endearing... Even more so than Butters! He's very flawed yet he's proven time and time again to be one of the, if not the, most heroic figure on the show. But the #1 reason that this character is gush-worthy: he sincerely cares for his friends.
  • EVE truly impressed me. A strong feminine character with appreciable depth, and she's not even human.
    • Seconded. When someone says "well-done character development", I instantly think of her.
    • Wall-E himself isn't half bad, is he?
      • 'Course not! Cutest thing on treads.
    • They're both incredibly likable characters. It's amazing how much depth they have with their limited design and vocabulary.
    • M-O is the Robot Lord of Awesome. Seriously, try not to smile whenever he's onscreen.
  • Shego. This Troper has started to believe that Kim Possible would most likely be a really boring and generic series if it wasn't for Shego. Dangerously Genre Savvy, The Supreme One, Evil Counterpart, Not So Different, Ho Yay, Foe Yay, Mud Bath, Beach Episode without the beach, Hypercompetent Sidekick, Evil Is Sexy. And played by Nicole Sullivan!!!
    • I love Yori... she kicks a lot of butt and does it while being one of the calmest characters in Western Animation. She's also very graceful.
    • Honestly, this troper wishes she had her own Ron Stoppable. He's goofy, adorable, and supportive. All the makings of the perfect Heterosexual Life Partner or just plain dorky boyfriend material.
      • This troper absolutely loves Ron Stoppable and wants her own. He's so cute with his messy blond hair, freckles, brown eyes, and the fact that he's skinny yet a bit soft in the middle. And he's got such a cute personality! He's extremely childlike, optimistic, the way he loves his Bueno Nacho, he's not afraid to be himself, he's got a great sense of style, he's so funny and silly, he's got a cute voice, and he's very sweet. And he's so sickeningly adorable (in a good way, of course) and cuddly!!!! Boo-YAH!
    • In my opinion, Dr. Drakken is the breakout star of this show. He's funny, a perfect foil for Shego, and incredibly quotable... the perfect supervillain.
    • Kim herself is a lot more capable than most girls in their own series are permitted to be.
  • Would Kung Fu Panda have even been half as interesting if not for Tai Lung?
    • No friggin' way.
    • Jack Black doesn't get enough support. I, for one, still root for him. In every role he's ever played, he's just been himself-an overactive metalhead kid in an adult's body. And damned if I don't like him for it. No matter what movie he's in.
    • Tigress! She might come off as mean to Po in the first movie, but that's only because she feels like she let down Shifu. By the second movie it's easy to see what she's really like. She's tough, genuinely loves her Nakama, never complains, and she's a cat! And it's all summed up in one line in the second movie:

  Tigress: The hardcore do understand. But I can't stand by and watch my friend be killed.

    • Lord Shen is kung-fu-performing-peacock CGI-porn in action. Especially in 3D.
    • Master Shifu: Total badass, despite what a Jerkass he was at the beginning of the first movie.
  • Let's get some Rogue love in here, please. Evo-Rogue is the best Rogue ever.
    • I couldn't agree with you more if I were you and we held the same opinion due to being each other.
    • I third that agreement, and also submit Quicksilver. That boy is just too much fun, quirky, and completely out of control!
    • Fourthed. Also, how can we forget Toad? He was awesome! Especially in the later seasons, with his Character Development and hopelessly faling in love with Wanda, which actually made him funnier, far more entertaining, and more sympathetic all at the same time. An example of some really good Woobie-fication writing. (Say it with me: Tee-Oh-Aye-Dee, TOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAD!!!!!!!)
    • Gambit. Oh jeez. He's awesome (in his own right) in Evo for not being a main character. There's so much I could say about him, even though he didn't get a lot of screentime, which shows how much I can gush about him. The eyes, the coat, the accent! How can he be so cool/sexy and not be real?! (I guess that's the point though, yes?)
      • One time I wrote so much crap about him on a forum about how hot I thought he was, someone basically told me to shut-up. And it was an X-Men:Evo forum.
    • Nightcrawler. Shadowcat. Wolverine. Charles fricking Xavier. Jean. Scott. Scarlet Witch. Avalanche ... you know what? Let's just say that EVERY character with substantial development is TV Tropes Made of Win Archive. Even Spyke gets it when he's finally Rescued From the Scrappy Heap.
    • I second Nightcrawler. He's a Nice Guy, especially when he's keen to forgive Mystique when Rogue isn't, he's Fun Personified, his interactions with Kitty are adorable, and he's just enough of The Woobie. Seriously, Nightcrawler is my favorite X-man in all adaptations, but this one especially helped seal the deal.
  • Gwen Stacy is a big reason why I watch Spectacular.
    • I must agree. There's a chance that Gwen Stacy has virtually crushed any future I have of getting married.
    • Gwen's cool, but Mary Jane is even cooler! And so much fun. Damn it, she's the embodiment of why Heroes Want Redheads!
    • And I will take Black Cat any day. That battle banter that rivals the web-head's, the sexy yet classy outfit, the graceful moves that remind one of a dancer on stage. It reminds me of how much I loved her back in the 90s animated show!
    • I love the episodes with Harry in it the most. He's a Woobie, has a lot of character development, and works hard to become awesome and figure out that The Norman Osborn next to him is really the Chameleon in the series finale.
      • Seconded. Part of what makes Harry the most interesting (to This Troper) is that his personality is much less "set." You know Peter is ultimately going to be The Hero, you know Gwen is going to hold the group together, but Harry, being so unsure of himself and reacting to his circumstances, can go from nice guy to rage-fueled maniac throwing his father across the room to Magnificent Bastard in that final scene. My biggest regret about the show is that it didn't run long enough to see if he really would make the transition to full villain.
    • Quentin Beck/Mysterio is a unique and interesting example of a villain who puts work into a secret identity, having a totally different persona in costume than out of it. Beck, with his Moe Howard haircut looks like he'd be a random mook couldn't be more different than Mysterio, a Fake Brit Large Ham, but they are the same person (and have the same voice actor). Mysterio may be the first villain for whom being a ham is a carefully controlled act, and shows him a seemingly ridiculous character can actually be a cunning villain.
    • Norman Osborn is a Magnificent Bastard once again. His plan to throw off suspiscion was brilliant and horrifying at the same time.
      • Seconded. This may very well be the single greatest incarnation of Norman Osborn ever. As the single-nastiest villain in the show, he is able to casually outgambit every character in the series, both in and out of costume. For Christ's sake, he managed to seize control of New York City's criminal underground virtually overnight without even having his own gang. This was one hell of a bad guy.
  • Invader Zim is a wonderful Genius Ditz, his plans continually balanced on that precipitous line between blindingly stupid and epically brilliant, and GIR is without question the most adorable Non-Human Sidekick ever ("GIR? What does the 'G' stand for?" "I... don't... know...").
    • Dib. Just... Dib. Despite being hated, mocked and abused because of his ridiculously zealous interest in the paranomal, he always manages to pick himself up again and keep opposing ZIM. Oh, and save the world, too. Well... for the plans that ZIM wasn't going to mess up on his own, anyway.
      • Seconded on both above examples. And while we're at it, Gaz and Tak. Gaz is Little Miss Badass that can inflict a horrible Mind Screw on anyone who enrages her, and Tak is an awesome Foil to Zim and one of the coolest Ensemble Darkhorse to ever be in a cartoon.
    • What I like about Zim is that he's not all that stupid. The only thing really keeping him from being a legitimate threat to the planet Earth are his suicidal overconfidence, and his devotion to petty revenge. If not for the former he'd have enough humility to rethink and perfect the stupid plans he instead assumes are brilliant, and if not for the latter he would've destroyed the Earth at least three times already ("The Wettening", "Megadoomer", and "Battle of the Planets"). There's something inherently hilarious about a Harmless Villain who is defeated again and again not not by his idiocy but by his crippling social flaws.
  • What, no mention of The Warden or Jared yet?! There's PLENTY of reasons to list for these guys. The Warden is brilliant, hillarious, colorful, has a wonderful imagination, and just an amazing Wonka , even if he does have his moments of JerkAssery. He's too busy being Crazy Awesome to notice. Not to mention he becomes a friggin Dictator in the future. As for Jared, well lets see: he is recovering from just about every addiction imaginable, he suffers frequent abuse, and has had overall a really crappy life, yet he still manages to run the jail without a hitch almost single handedly, and still manages to be the sweetest, nicest little midget ever. He's also a decent sniper.
  • Without Jane Lane, Daria wouldn't have been half as interesting. Sure, it would have been interesting, but Jane was the best best friend that Daria could have ever had. And maybe something * ahem* more...
    • Daria Morgendorffer. She was a voice to teenage girls (hey, teenagers in general) everywhere whose adolescent woes were fixated not upon the shallow, materialistic, petty concerns of the commercialized mainstream, but on issues of self-identity, life, death, God (or really {{[[[Hollywood Atheist]] life without God}} best friends, and understanding that just because other people find you unusual doesn't mean there is something wrong with you, or that you can't love yourself. Jane's's pretty badass, too.
    • This Troper thinks Quinn deserves a mention. Even early on there were hints that she had Hidden Depths beyond a fashion-obsessed idiot, and she grew more as the show went on. She makes a great foil for Daria in both their similarities and differences.
  • Batman the Animated Series has the best versions of The Joker and Mr. Freeze ever. And though it catches much flak from the Fan Dumb, The Batman has the best versions of The Riddler and Poison Ivy ever as well.
    • And Superman: The Animated Series gave us the best versions of Lex Luthor, Brainiac, Metallo and Mxyzptlk.
    • This series gave us one of the more fun renditions of Clark, Lois, and Kara ever to exist. These are the versions I think about when I think of the characters.
      • LOBO. Oh sweet zombie Jesus, Lobo. He is the only reason this troper even bought the DVD of STAS.
      • True, although it kind of pissed off this troper that they left out his trademark hook-and-chain thingy.
    • Harley Quinn is almost as good a solo character as Mistah Jay, and the relationship between her and him is one of the most well done in any cartoon I've ever seen.
    • Though some prefer her paired with the DCAU's Poison Ivy...sure, it's blatant Fan Service, but at least it's a (moderately) healthy criminal partnership!
  • In Teen Titans, the animated version of Terra by far surpasses her comic book counterpart in being a likeable, fascinating, and awesome character. I enjoyed her in both her good and bad phases and her character arc got me very emotional for her. Truly well done for a character who only had five episodes!

 Demon Guard: You cannot hope to defeat pure evil.

Slade: Actually, I'm not such a nice guy myself.

    • And Raven. Born the daughter of the ultimate demon, destined to be his key to universal domination, and she still found the strength to flip him the metaphorical finger and be a hero, even though her natural instincts all tended towards evil. Then, after all this has been revealed to the audience in Season Four, you realize that her standoffish, hostile attitude towards the team in earlier season wasn't because she didn't like them, but because she was trying to keep them at arm's length because she knew she was dangerous and didn't want them to get hurt.

 Raven: Fathers are kind. Fathers protect you. Fathers raise you. I was protected by the monks of Azarath. I was raised by my friends. They are my family, this is my home, and you are not welcome here!

    • How about Beast Boy? He can TURN INTO ANY ANIMAL. Even dinosaurs. Even alien animals. And sometimes a werewolf. I can't possibly think of a cooler power. And throughout the whole series, he was often overshadowed by his teammates, but he kept on going with them, at every once in a while he'd get a chance to show off his true colors and it was invariably EPIC!
    • There is no mention of Cyborg here. The guy gets so little love from the fandom!
      • Yeah, Cyborg is awesome. There's not much else to say but....BOO-YAH!
    • Jinx. That is all.
    • Red Star and Argent were pretty awesome, and I second Slade and Robin. Slade is my favorite villain ever, and Robin's obsessiveness and yet his kindness to his teammates was what made him a great hero, and a great leader.
  • Roger Rabbit. A film icon every ounce as much as a fantastic homage to classic American animation.
  • This troper would like to gush about two characters: the title character of SpongeBob SquarePants, and Slinkman of Camp Lazlo. They're both completely awesome. SpongeBob's dedication to his job is the only thing keeping the Krusty Krab alive, and if Slinkman weren't around, well, all the Bean Scouts would be dead. This troper's bedroom is graced by SpongeBob toys and bedclothes, along with original, autographed artwork of Slinkman greeting her. * sniff* Thank you, Joe Murray!
  • Never mind the Seasonal Rot, SpongeBob SquarePants is still the most adorable character ever in this page. You got a character who still sticks with people who wouldn't mind murdering him just to get him off their backs, loves a job where he gets less-than-less-than normal pay from a totally vile boss, and hangs out with an adorable dim-witted starfish. He's an entirely optimistic sponge, where almost nothing can destroy his cheerful nature.
    • "Dear people, Please help, I'm 20 years old and I can't get a better job than at a fast food place. I'm socially awkward, and my only co-worker hates me. I'd complain, but my boss only cares about money. I'd leave, but I can't pass my drivers test, or any test I've ever taken. I'm in love with one of my only friends; she's a smart, athletic, gorgeous southern belle, but, I'm stuck in the friend zone. My only other friend is this guy who i'm pretty sure only talks to me, because he's mentally handicapped. To top it all off, I live in a freaking pineapple. Sincerely, Spongebob S Pants."
    • His best friend Patrick also counts too. Despite his utterly ridiculous stupidity, he's a starfish you would love to have for a life partner because he'll always be by your side, through the thick and thin of things.
    • Add Squidward and Sandy to that. Between them, Spongebob and Patrick, they're probably my favourite characters in all of fiction.
    • Before his just tragic Character Derailment, Mr. Krabs was actually a likeable, hilarious character.
  • Doctor Doofenshmirtz is one of the most genuinely amusing and enjoyable Harmless Villains ever made and a big reason for watching the show. Doofenshmirtz Evil Incorporaaaateeed!
    • His nemesis Perry the Platypus is certainly no bore either, an Animal Superhero with a Nice Hat, The Speechless and he has his own theme song! He's a semi-aquatic, egg-laying mammal of action!
      • And together, they embody Foe Yay!
      • Perry has the best lines I've ever seen from a character without functional vocal cords. Plus he's a total Badass and one smooth operative.
    • Doofenshmirtz is awesome? Seconded, seconded, and oh so seconded.
      • His songs are easily the best in the show. It takes a special song indeed to show up one of Doof's.
    • If you don't ever feel a need to hug Doofenshmirtz because of simply how adorable he is while doing his thing (as long as they don't actually succeed), you probably need to check in case your heart is a plastic replica.
    • Ferb is walking awesome.
    • Phineas is such a sweetheart and matches his step-brother's walking awesome.
    • Doof's daughter Vanessa is just cool.
    • Candace is totally cool, as is her friend Stacy (and they're both often hilarious, too!)
    • Isabella is just as cool as everyone else. Most of the kids in this show are.
    • I don't care if he's The Scrappy, Irving is awesome. So is Albert (He can handle nun chucks, for crying out loud!)
  • The Genie. Best Ink Suit Actor ever. And one of the best providers of Parental Bonus; he provided the right amount of bonus, but still was kid-friendly.
    • Everyone in Aladdin is awesome. Aladdin is awesome. Jafar is awesome. Jasmine is awesome. Iago is awesome. Abu is awesome. The Sultan is...well, okay, maybe not everyone in Aladdin is awesome.
    • Well, the Sultan can be awesome in the TV series...
    • This Troper seconds both Aladdin and Genie, but would also like to add Mozenrath- no, not for the obvious reason, but because he's one of the most capable villains on the show- and probably the most powerful- while being the youngest of the villains, a Knight of Cerebus, has fantastic lines, is funny as well... he's pretty much the best villain on the show, (Jafar is kind of awesome, too, but he's from the movies...) and he may not be a Magnificent Bastard but he comes pretty darn close. The episodes with him are some of the most fun ones. Especially when he's well-animated. (And as a bonus, he has Foe Yay, too.)
    • Even the freaking carpet is awesome!!
  • Batty Koda. Poor little guy, even though he's the comic relief, he's got a tragic back story, which makes this troper just want to hug him. Oh, and he's got the best song in the movie, IMHO.
    • For that matter, Hexxus. Tim Curry, guys, come on. This guy is the embodiment of pollution and he still is the most likeable character in the movie, except perhaps for Batty. His song is litterally made of love, comments on YouTube include such examples: "I think this song took my virginity." He makes pollution seem like the sexiest thing ever. Then, he doesn't exactly "drive" but still controls a juggernaut of a machine armed with claws and chainsaws and all other kinds of razor blades and even wickedly spiked tracks! His final form doesn't get to do much, but looks-wise, it's still one of the most badass desperation forms ever.
  • Bart, Lisa, and Maggie Simpson. All three of them have distinct personalities, and they all manage to be entertaining. They're awesome because most of the time, they know more than the adults do, and they use that advantage in different ways, and yet they're still kids with interests in comic books, dolls, action figure, and just having fun.
    • Bart and Lisa have one of the most believable sibling relationships in animation while still having fully developed individual personalities. It is why they will always be my favorite characters from any media.
    • Kang and Kodos. They came from Rigel-7, and they brought their other-worldly personalities and humor with them. How can two aliens who only come once a year bring so much joy into our lives?
      • Homer Simpson, Even after... well. Still, one of the highest laugh-per-minute ratios on the show.
  • XANATOS IS MY GOD. I shouldn't even have to explain why. Owen is also; he gets cooler as the series goes on, especially his Crowning Moment of Awesome in The Gathering. You know the part I mean. "It's such a good explanation -- I brought visual aids!"
    • This Troper has started to rewatch this series for the first time since he was a kid, and I have to just be astounded how in-depth this show is. Puck is just hilarious, and if you watch the series knowing Owen's secret everything he does just becomes more interesting. Xanatos would probably rank second for me, of course.
    • Gargoyles was just cram-packed full of awesome characters. Besides Xanatos and Owen/Puck, walking CMOAs in their own right, there's Goliath, Elisa, Brooklyn, Macbeth, Fox, Demona, and even Titania. All tied for the top of this troper's list of Best Character Ever, though there's not a one of them I don't have something good to say about.
  • Flapjack. Pure sunshine and joy. I dare you not to smile at his wacky hijinks!
    • Seconded. With so many cartoons making young male protagonists as cocky jerkasses, Flapjack is an exceptional. He's pure, sweet, kind, and absolutely adorable. Sure, he may get into his share of troubles, but I view it mostly due to his young, naive age who admires K'nuckles (who really, really isn't a good role model). Overall, he is such a little darling that even my cynical personality can't help but squeal every time he does something cute.
    • Also, K'Nuckles. He's basically a G-rated version of Murdoc. You can't not love him.
  • Lampy is just too endearing to me. His habit of repeating isn't annoying, and he's a great singer, and oooh, his Heroic Sacrifice...mmm...now if only I would stop doodling him so often.
    • Seconded. The first time seeing The Brave Little Toaster he reminded me of Itchy for some reason and that immediately made him awesome.
    • I love Lampy too, but I'd like to add Radio. I just love the way he's the only main character without eyes or a mouth, but they still manage to make him so easy to read. I just like him.
    • Lampy's definitely the best character, but this troper also has a soft spot for Kirby. I still cheer when he jumps off the waterfall.
  • Charlie. From the first film. That is all.
  • Bruce the Performance Artist. I don't know how a minor character can be so awesome and fun to watch. Probably because he's so understated, he doesn't need wacky stunts and a million catchphrases to be amusing or an extensive past to be interesting. And he's got kind of a sexy voice.
  • VLAD FUCKIN' MASTERS. Sex on Legs. Clever bastard. Suave voice. Even if he suffered serious Character Derailment in Season Three, he is still awesome.
    • Usually This Troper doesn't think Danny Phantom is all that watchable The episodes that feature Vlad are the exception. That's how cool he is.
    • Jazz and her Character Development is simply beautiful and realistic, and I can relate to her very much. And Valerie can kick so much ass, plus she's got her own development and she's a very complex character for a cartoon.
    • Obligatory Dark Danny example. Just one episode and already he remains one of the most popular DP character.
      • Oh god yes. Such an awesome villain. And yes, that voice is kinda hot. There is nothing quite as terryfying as seeing him change into the form of the 14-year-old Danny Fenton, reminding us that still, this is what could have happened to the Danny we all know and love. And he has some lines that are just plain awesome.
    • Clockwork, too who also has some killer lines. He is exactly the kind of God-like figure I like to see in the media: a firmly neutral individual who can make or break a hero. Clockwork is bound by no rules and he can leisurely do what he pleases. As far as I know, if he thought Danny turning evil was the true path, he would do it. He's wily, calm, and quite possibly the best The Chessmaster out of all the DP characters--yes, including Vlad, because he will always, always be six steps ahead. Plus, David Carradine voicing him? Yum.
    • Not a huge fan of DP, but Ember is awesome! You will remember my name...
    • I think Valerie is one of the best Anti Heroes ever, especially since well-written female Anti Heroes are so rare, for whatever reason.
    • How can no one list Danny himself? He's probably the cutest kid on the show.
    • Tucker is awesome. He reminds me of me.
  • No love for Bender?
    • or Zoidberg?
    • And Philip J. Fry. He's such a nice guy, one of the most lovable characters on TV. A huge part of this is because Billy West's great voice work.
    • Leela is the only reason the characters are still alive at this point. She is easily the most competent person at Planet Express.
  • Dagget! I mean, if it isn't enough that he's a talk weasle beaver who watches scary movies and dreams of being a poodle groomer, he's voiced by Richard Horvitz.
  • The titular Swat Kats. I mean, come on -- how could you not love T-Bone and Razor?
    • You can, but only if you're an idiot. Or Ted Turner, apparently, seeing as he's the one who Screwed the show. Knock-knock, Teddy-boy, there's a reason SK has a higher rating than Spawn on imdb!
  • This troper likes all the kids from Gormiti the Lords of Nature Return. But Jessica is his undisputed favourite - finally, an Action Girl who can hold her own as much as the guys, is treated equally by the writers, and is not just there to look good and introduce sexual tension in the team! Plus, she is quite probably an Expy of Izumi Orimoto, and that's a big plus in my book!
  • A lot of great characters on Animaniacs, but the best is probably Slappy the Squirrel.
    • Yakko. He ran things, and he knew it.
  • Wilt. He is just too darn shweet for his own good... I might even have a bit of a crush on him. I am ashamed. :(
  • Beast Wars: Optimus Primal, Megatron (yeeess!!!), Dinobot, Rhinox.
    • WHUT. Primal is here, but Prime isn't? Does not compute! My personal favorite version is Animated's. Anyone can fight a Megatron when they're supreme Autobot leader. It takes REAL ball bearings to fight - and BEAT - Animated's very effective Megs when you're half his size - and a REPAIR BOT. (Granted, he WAS in the Academy, but he'd been told more than once at that point that he was no hero.) And of course, Prowl is a damn cool ninja with the saddest pre-Heroic Sacrifice expression in possibly all of Transformers. Jazz is adorable, especially his temporary terror of Sari, who also happens to be the best token human Team Pet in Transformers and gets one or two great CMOAs after Transwarped. Bulkhead is a sweetheart Gentle Giant and something of a Genius Bruiser when it comes to space bridges who I just want to hug. Blitzwing makes everyone laugh in the space of a ten-second introduction and then doesn't show up again until the third-to-last episode of the season and is STILL loved, and is also one of Those Two Bad Guys with Lugnut, who has the epic Punch of Kill Everything. Adorable Motor Mouth Blurr runs across the galaxy when he has something serious to tell Cybertron and kicks off the journey using Thundercracker's face. Omega Supreme is pure epic, and Wreck-Gar is full of references and is huggable to boot. "I am a hero" indeed.
    • As you can see, the whole cast is pretty much TV Tropes Made of Win Archive. Don't forget Swindle the hilarious shady arms dealer, and Perceptor the genius who sounds just like Stephen Hawking.
      • Or Animated's Starscream, who is completely hilarious a lot of the time, and unusually approaching competent for a Starscream to boot.
      • What about Beachcomber? According to Word of God, Beachcomber's a hippie+ stoner+ surfer+ pacifist+ brain-dead sidekick. And according to this, he's also a Papa Wolf! I swear, this guy's a ton more awesome than anyone initially thought.
  • Every single character from The Simpsons. They're all so wacky, oddball, and neurotic, and I love them for it.
  • Terry McGinnis. If this troper ever ends up loving a real person as much as she loves this sexy Deadpan Snarker Badass, she will be happily married for life.
    • Seconding the Terry love. He's not a Bruce Wayne clone and he doesn't have to be. He's a worthy successor to the Batman legacy while doing it his own way.
  • Dude, guys...Mickey Mouse. He's been a staple of American pop culture for over 80 years and remains as popular as ever. He's been everywhere and done everything with a near-infinite versatility as a hero, and he's still fundamentally the same pure-hearted Everyman, coming home after his adventures to (or with) the same girlfriend, dog, and best friends as he has for decades. All that, and he's badass on top of it.
    • I agree with the above Troper. Cartoon characters have come and gone unnoticed over the past 80 years, but it's hard to imagine us without Mickey Mouse.
      • Also he is adorable.
  • Odd Della Robbia. Not always as funny as he could be, but super-adorable, AND his dub voice is some of the best dub work I've ever heard, ever. And most, if not all the characters on that show are great for all their little quirks and flaws...
    • Let's show Yumi and Aelita some love, too. Two strong, smart, young and kind female badasses, one who knows kung fu and another with a genius IQ. Not enough characters can be such walking CMOA's and also be such well-developed characters.
      • And Jeremie. He's a computer programmer and usually plays Mission Control, but he's also the leader of the team and gets his girl before anyone else on the show. There is a reason for that.
        • And Ulrich. He's also shown that you're not supposed to bring lasers to a sword fight.
      • Sissi and William. The former is one of the best developed and ultimately genuinely Lovable Alpha Bitches this side of Cordelia Chase, and the latter gave XANA a much needed edge as a dark Lyoko warrior in the fourth season.
      • Nothing for Milly and Tamiya? They got the first lines of the whole series! Seriously, these two put a much more realistic edge to the whole school scenario, and Milly's little rivalry with Sissi (a kind of a love-hate relationship for the both of them) keeps me interested in them. I really love the fact that both of them are kind of hopeless suitors to Ulrich...
      • I think there's someone who's been forgotten about here....but I'd rather not talk about it.
  • Izzy, the living incarnation of Crazy Awesome.
  • Coop. And the giant robot he pilots. Combining two of This troper's favorite things in the world -- Humongous Mecha and New Jersey. Oh, and wanton, reckless abandon and destruction. What more could a guy ask for?
  • Scott Tracy is my favorite Tracy brother in the Thunderbirds series. It's probably the eyes, or that voice, or those dimples, or the fact that he looks like a young Sean Connery... So handsome...
  • Coraline. She went to a world controlled by an eye-mutilating batshit crazy witch to near-single-handedly rescue her parents. In case that didn't sound impressive to you, she's an anorexic 11-years old.
    • ...how was that impressive?
      • It's impressive because she did all of that while being an anorexic 11-years old.
      • One of the best things about the character is simply how real the character feels while still being awesome. She most often behaves exactly how a real kid would behave (how many other movies would show a preteen finding a burlesque show hilarious?), but when the situation calls for it, evolves into the Badass Adorable described above. It's simply awesome.
  • Gadget Hackwrench of Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers is perfection personified. Sweet, smart, stunningly beautiful and incredibly caring and compassionate, not only for her friends but for anyone in need.
  • As a TV Troper, I couldn't resist the temptation to see The Princess and the Frog. Now that I have, I can safely say I love Tiana (should I clarify that I'm female and white, just in case it matters?). Why? It's been mentioned around here that most of the Disney princesses are pretty much expies of each other, who remind me of other Disney princesses before they remind me of anyone else. But the Disney character that Tiana instantly reminded me of was Scrooge McDuck, and I admire her for being Disney's female spokesperson for the Protestant work ethic. I mean, I can easily picture her vowing ver batim to achieve her dream by being smarter than the smarties and tougher than the toughies. All right, Disney, you win on this one.
    • Adding up to the Tiana love, she's just frigging awesome and I have the biggest girl crush on her, I've repeatedly stated that she is freaking adorable! She's also pretty different from some of Disney's other Princesses.
    • I loved Tiana as well (she reminded me of my cousin) but my personal favorite was Louis. I've had a soft spot for alligators since second grade and there was nothing he did that I didn't find funny.
    • My personal favorite was Charlotte. Super funny and super sweet. Yeah, she's spoiled and a serious ditz, but you can count on her to be there for you when it really counts. I'm such a sucker for Spoiled Sweet characters.
    • This troper has only heard the song, and has already concluded that Doctor Facilier is made of epic win.
    • Facilier is Disney sexiest and most awesome villain ever, no seriously he is. He's voiced by Keith fucking David for gods sake! As sad as it sounds, I seriously want a man like him, don't care if he's a jerkass, I know there's more to him, and even so as Naveen stated 'He's very charasmatic, and a great dancer and singer to boot. And am I the only one here who found the way he acted before his untimely death adorable? Seriously, his voice cracked a few times.
    • Wholehearted agreement on all of the above. But we can't forget Prince Naveen - likeable from start to finish with some truly sweet character development along the way. And Ray, too: one of the best Disney sidekicks ever, with what is quite possibly the best song in the movie (well, after the mentioned Villain Song, anyway): "Ma Belle Evangeline."
  • I personally really love June from Ka Blam!!. Why? Well, she's funny, cool, and she reminds me of myself. And did I mention how cute she is?
    • I also love Loopy. She's really cute. And I've got a cousin who reminds me of her.
    • And Henry. He's the kind that you'd wanna hug when he's upset.
  • One word: BRICK!
  • This troper is disgusted that noone has mentionned yet the greatest character of all fucking time. Coach McGuirk his ability to be such a complete and utter jerkass no matter what the situation. Not to mention keeping a straight face all the while delivering his twisted advice to the main cast. It's just too awesome to be ignored.
  • Gromit is one of the most interesting, endearing and consistently entertaining animated characters I have ever seen. The fact he has no mouth and cannot speak only adds to this. Wallace is awesome in his own right, but the shorts would be nothing without the mouthless, facepalming canine sidekick.
  • Reverend Putty is just amazing. I never thought I'd ever feel that much sympathy for a conservative american christian, and yet I do. He is by far the most open minded of all christians in the digusting hell hole Moraltown is, and while he did Kick the Dog a few times its impossible to not like him. Plus his (overcome later in the series, of course) sexual frustration is hilarious.
  • Anastasia, the not-so-ugly step sister from the Disney adaption of Cinderella. Sure, in the first movie, she was a bit of a b**** , but she softened up so much during the third movie, that you just can't help but love her. * Sigh*
    • This troper became rather fond of most of the cast of Cinderella in the third movie. We have Anastasia sweetly and naively just looking for love, Cinderella actually showing some pluck and initiative to help herself out, the King being very kind and accepting of Anastasia and assuring her that a person doesn't have to be a Princess Classic to be a queen, the Prince being fun and rather snarky, and Lady Tremaine being a even more of a bitch.
  • This Troper must admit to being guilty of Character Gush; namely for SF-A2 miki from Vocaloid. I swear, whoever thought up her being an alien is a genius; it adds so much to her character and gives so much more room for character development; you can spend HOURS just figuring out what her culture is like. And since there's no official anything on her--no backstory, no personality, no nothing--there's really endless possibilities with what you can come up with.
    • Also, Rin and Len Kagamine are pretty freaking epic. I swear, just listen to ONE of their songs and your head will CAVE IN from the sheer awesomeness put into both the songs themselves and the stories and illustrations that go with it.
  • Bugs Bunny. He's always on top of things, always knows just how to outsmart his foes, and even looks great in a dress and wig. Daffy Duck deserves some love too, poor guy having to play the second banana. As Chuck Jones put it, we dream of being Bugs, and we wake up as Daffy.
    • Word on Bugs! Bugs was written as a character who never went looking for trouble but knew how to handle trouble when it came his way. I think that's why he's such a classic character.
    • Seconding the Daffy statement. He was always this troper's favourite Looney Tunes character. He's much easier to relate to than Bugs, yet still Jerkass enough for the viewers to be amused at his failures.
  • The Fresh TV embodiments of Spoiled Sweet: Caitlin Cooke and Lo Ridgemount. Both pretty, both sporting adorable voices, and both some of the nicest girls ever due to The Power of Friendship.
  • Snap from Chalk Zone. He's really cute with his big eyes, and of course, he has that awesome Brooklyn accent!
    • And Rudy's so cute, too! Especialy in the Oh Yeah Cartoons shorts, but that doesn't mean he's not as lovable in the actual show. On top of that, he's done by E.G Daily!
  • Beauty and The Beast's protagonists.
    • Belle, as Badass a Bookworm as it's possible to be and still be a Disney Princess. Ariel may have done it first, but Belle truly pioneered the field in showing that Disney heroines are capable of stepping up and holding their own. She rode her horse through the castle gates during the film's climax! Just try to picture Cinderella or Aurora doing that.
      • Not only that, but she's one of the earliest Disney Princesses who stood up for herself but also didn't come across as a grumpy teenager in the process. Instead, she was a mature person who was ablte to hold her own.
    • The Beast, for some truly astounding Character Development (and more than a little Fetish Fuel). Sure, he starts off as an ass...but then a daring rescue, a surprise gift ("All right...now.") and a stunning ballroom waltz later, he became my favorite of all the Disney blokes. (Yes, even including Naveen.) His awesome voice and presence doesn't hurt, either.
  • Kowalski from The Penguins of Madagascar He's slightly nerdy and awkward, and a Commando! And you just have to love his tirades about science, coupled with a "slightly skewed" (read: completely off the wall) scientific method. Plus he's voiced by Jeff Bennett.
    • Other fan favorites: Julien (tall, sleek, Ambiguously Gay ringtailed lemur who can dance and often gives bedroom eyes), Mort (The Chew Toy with bright eyes and a MAJOR foot fetish) and... Marlene (the Only Sane Man of the group, and pretty well built).
      • No love for Maurice? His position as the (other) Only Sane Man makes it easy for this troper to relate to him (and at times, sympathize with him). He also gets some pretty funny lines, and don't even get me started on that voice. I'd totally go furry for it.
  • Just. One. Sentence. "And don't underestimate the importance of BODY LANGUAGE, HAH"
    • Eric gets like. . . no love. He's independent, sweet, fun-loving, but also insanely brave. He risks his life for his dog! (Speaking of which, his dog is pretty awesome too.)
      • And let's not forget the two stars of the show. On a technical level, there's Ariel: adventerous, fun, sweet, naive and adorable. And on the level of show-stealing, there's Sebastian. Just...Sebastian.
  • On the hero side of things, Grandpa Max from Ben 10 owns all. I mean, he's got the voice of the Colonel from Metal Gear Solid! And on the villain side of things, Charmcaster is bitchin' awesome.
  • Caractacus P Doom of Avenger Penguins is a villain who definately Needs More Love. He's a cooler Trans Atlantic Equivalent of Dr Robotnik, he can wonderfully go from Laughably Evil to Magnificent Bastard at the drop of a hat, has one of the best comedians of Whose Line Is It Anyway? as his voice and of course, is one of the most enjoyable hams in all of animation.
  • Strawberry Shortcake's lady villain, Sour Grapes, was an Ensemble Darkhorse character since her debut in 1982. Brazen, intelligent, feminine without being too cutesy and yet still maintaining a place in a cutesy show by way of being a Dark Chick Deadpan Snarker Genki Girl Harmless Villain (who has her successes outside of screen time), and it worked. She was brought back for the franchise's 2003 remake by the year 2006, this time as all of the aforementioned as well as a Genre Savvy Anti-Villain. She was recreated as more insecure and timid than before, while the main cast was more tomboyish and go-get-'em than they had been in the '80s. Again, Sour Grapes was a darkhorse character, wearing leather pants (justifiably) more than ever. She was THE Rounded Character of the show, needing a place in the world for herself while also needing her Genre Blind Visionary Villain brother's happiness, and her Heel Face Revolving Door adventures made her even more sympathetic as opposed to less. Character Development lead her to become an odd type of Parental Substitute (in a world where none of the main characters have parents), Crowning Moment of Heartwarming-- but the heel face revolving door was still not set to end any time soon. Complicated woman. In both incarnations, Grapes was a fantastically rare blend of common sense and the lack thereof, something unusual for any character and all the more unusual for a female. And yes, she resides in a show created for little girls.
  • Stanley friggin' Chan. One of the wackiest characters ever to grace American animation, funny and crazy and corny and goofy and it's impossible not to laugh when he's on screen. Plus, he's rather attractive in his own right...not like Henry, but easy on the eyes nonetheless.
    • Also, his younger sister Anne. She's quite adorable and plays off her girly sister and brainy brothers very well, sort of a foil but not so much that there's uncomfortable friction between them. She's a tomboy done right, not a Straw Feminist who rejects all things girly or obligated to cry "ohhh woe is me I'm so awkward and jealous of my pretty sister".
    • Tom. This troper has always had a weakness for nerds and dorks, and Tom is one of the cutest animated nerds ever. His Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness is done in the most endearing way and he can be pretty funny despite being the Straight Man nerd archetype. And the best part? He's not shoehorned into the role of the puny wimp or an Extraverted Nerd like most TV geeks are.
  • Doug Funnie. He's a great role model for the kids that watch the show, he's very creative, similar to everyone (yes, you, you, and you in the back), very, very sweet, and well, is just darn likeable! (And I have to admit, sometimes he can be cute)
  • From Adventure Time, Marceline. No, it's not the voice. She just may very well be one of the most cleverly played cartoon characters I've ever seen.
    • Finn and Jake themselves pretty much kick ass. This troper finds it appealing that Finn is not portrayed as a moral, sensible and always nice protagonist. He has his share of Jerkass moments, he's impulsive, uncomposed and prone to solving all problems with violence. All the time remaining completely lovable and unpredictable.
    • Princess Bubblegum is a short-fused Cute and Psycho girly-girl princess who Minored in Asskicking and has rescued the heroes before. And her Angrish is just hilarious.
    • Lumpy Space Princess. That is all.
    • Poor Ice King is never getting any love.
  • Heloise is the major reason why I love Jimmy Two-Shoes. A totally Ax Crazy Enfant Terrible Mad Scientist, absolute sadist, Crazy Awesome...and yet still manages to be totally Moe. Bonus points for being Meganekko whenever she wears her Nerd Glasses.
  • Eddy from Ed, Edd 'n' Eddy. Heavily flawed, blind to the fact that his scams are imperfect, ready to sacrifice nearly everything to become popular and liked... yet his character is so brilliantly developed and expanded. This troper can barely contain the admiration she has, and always had, for this character. As much as she dislikes Jerkass Woobie characters, she can feel nothing but relation and love for Eddy. He's exceptional. And he's had the best visual acting in the whole show!
  • What?! No mention of Ren yet?! The Mexican accent, Large Hamminess, Jerk Assery, the expressions... dear God, the expressions!, the psychotic tantrums, the violence, the insults and "Space Madness" might just be one of the greatest cartoons made in the history of animation. Will you ever be able to forget the soap-eating scene? The psychotic rambling? Or his (unintended) Catch Phrases, like "You sick little monkey!" and variations thereof, "You EEDIOT!" or "You bloated sack of protoplasm!"?
  • Cosmo (pre-Flanderization) is a strange combination of awesome and adorable.
  • Benson, who is one of the only examples of a Hair-Trigger Temper character who isn't totally annoying, in my opinion. Also Mordecai, who has much more common sense than Rigby and seems to have the more interesting life of the two.
    • Benson takes it to a whole new level. See here.
  • Flynn freaking Rider. Best (and sexiest) Disney male lead ever (and that is not a point to be argued with). Rapunzel is one lucky girl.
    • Rapunzel is also the single most Badass Adorable Disney Princess ever.
    • This troper adores Rapunzel, to the point of getting her hair cut in the exact same style. She brought in a picture and everything. She's cute, funny, adorable, badass, has a great voice, and saves Flynn more often than he saves her. And she actually works to get her goal, instead of sitting around and whining, which makes her all the more admirable.
    • There's also Maximus, who has got to be both the funniest and most badass horse ever.
    • Gothel is one of my favourite Disney villains ever. Why? Her weapon of choice isn't any conventional weapon - it's her manipulation of Rapunzel that she uses, making her believe in lies for her own selfish gain. Rapunzel angsting about being a bad daughter after escaping the tower shows just how effective her manipulation was.
  • Miss Giggles in The Mr. Men Show, really, her laugh is just freakin adorable.
  • Almost all the characters from Legion of Super-Heroes. Bouncing Boy being my favourite... he's just the guy with the lame power fitting in with the cool kids and he has all the good lines. Also Brainiac 5, favourite plaything of the shippers.
  • Toki from Metalocalypse. He's just so innocent and naive compared to the other band members that you can't help but love him.
  • Roger. Just Roger. Everything about him is hysterical: his voice, his disguises and personae, his snarking, his Comedic Sociopathy, even the way he walks.
  • Fanboy and Chum Chum is a pretty mediocre show, but Kyle gives this troper a reason to watch it. His lines are hilarious, he's got a well-developed personality, even with his huge teeth and braces he looks better than half the cast, and he's all in all a brilliant character. It's like they took him from some other, more sensible show and stuck him here instead, which makes sense given his Fish Out of Water status.
  • Meg Griffin. For so many reasons.
  • I am ashamed no one has mentioned Simba, Scar, Mufasa and any of the other characters from The Lion King.
    • Scar is the best Disney villain, hands down.
  • The titular dog from Courage the Cowardly Dog.
  • T.J. Detweiler from Recess. Cool, funny, cute, sweet, and totally badass. This troper wishes she could've had a friend like him in elementary school.
    • Gotta give good ol' Mikey Blumburg a mention here.
    • She may be really nerdy, but Gretchen Grundler is really cute and sweet, and is one of this troper's favorite characters.
    • Miss Grotke is a sweetheart and downright walking awesome.
    • What, no love for Randall Weems? He's the only character in the whole show to regularly make me laugh.
    • Forget his Broken Base; I really love Gus Griswald. He's such a little sweetie, gets too much crap from everyone, and on top of that, he's freaking adorable.
  • No surprise, My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic is filled with many wonderful characters:
    • Twilight Sparkle is a great character for a number of reasons: Very intelligent and talented, but also very modest and doesn't like to outshine her friends, with a dash of Adorkable thrown in for good measure.
    • This troper loves Fluttershy so very much. She's so cute!
      • Her "nibbling the scenery" ("yay!") is not only adorably funny, it makes her actual scenery chewing in the Grand Galloping Gala absolutely hilarious.
      • I've gotta get my own Flutter-love out there! Honestly, I cannot state in mere words how much I love Fluttershy! I just think that she is adorable, and it's really cool to see her become more confident as the show goes on, without losing the "shy" part of her character. And, of course, she gave a BEAR chyropractic therapy! That's just awesome!
    • Come on, you guys know Rainbow Dash is 20% More Awesome than everyone else on this page. She's tough, brave, loyal and caring; not to mention she's the only one who's ever pulled off a sonic rainboom - a stunt once thought to be impossible. And she's done it twice - once as a filly (which would be comparable to a five year old jumping 15 flaming school buses on a tricycle) and the second time she saved the lives of three of her heroes and one of her best friends. The best part? Her first rainboom led to all her friends getting their cutie marks. If she's not a legend in Equestria yet, she should be.
      • Seconded by this troper-I've been a Rainbow Dash fanboy ever since her first appearance. She's a good contender for the most Badass character on the show, and that's saying a LOT. She also manages to be a very likable character, despite constantly bragging about herself. This troper usually can't stand bragging characters, and so making Rainbow Dash my favorite character on the show is quite an accomplishment. All in all, she really earns the title of Best Pony in my eyes-not that I don't love the other characters too, of course.
    • Rarity deserves a mention here for a very good reason: Most cartoons aimed at girls have at least one character that's obsessed with fashion. Nine times out of ten, such characters are basically shallow consumer-whores with little characterization beyond that. Rarity outright defies this expectation by being a trend-setter rather then a trend-follower. She genuinely cares about how others feel and is willing to sacrifice whatever it takes to make others feel good about themselves. Not to mention how hammy she can get, which is always funny, even when she's at her worst.
      • Rarity, oh Rarity. After her first scene, Spike's response annoyed me, and I was convinced any further appearances would be painful. My initial reaction couldn't have been more wrong. More Rarity!
    • No love for Pinkie Pie? Understandable since "Party of One" gives her more screen time than all the other season 1 episodes combined. But she's so silly and lovable it's impossible not to smile when she's onscreen. This troper aww'd quite a bit when Pinkie Pie revealed that she doesn't approve of playing even harmless pranks on the equally adorable and timid Fluttershy.
      • Her song "Smile Smile Smile" is really... infectious. In a good way.
    • You're all crazy, Applejack is best pony! Badass Normal, Team Mom, Nice Hat. Oh, and she's from the original G1 My Little Pony pilot episode. She's old-school!
    • Of course, Spike makes the perfect counterbalance for the rest of the mane cast by being the only main character who isn't a pony or female. A lot of people can really empathize with him, and he has the best one-liners.
    • Discord is without a doubt one of the most entertaining cartoon villains ever. He's an evil reality warping chaos god perfectly voiced by Jon "Q" De Lancie in all his hammy glory. Every moment he's on screen is pure TV gold. Too bad we probably won't be seeing him again...
    • This troper is going to go out and say it. She fricking loves the Flim Flam brothers from Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000 They had quite possibly one of the catchiest and best songs in the series so far. I for one would love to see them come back every now and then with a new plan, machine and maybe even a song. They could be like the shows own version of Team Rocket or something, only the members are related and they're ponies. Plus they're awfully attractive for ponies.
      • For this Tropette, when she first heard that song, she immediately thought of "Trouble" from The Music Man, which, is one of her all time favorite musicals. From that point on, she absolutely adored Flim and Flam, and thinks that they Need More Love as characters. That said, she seconds the idea of a "Team Rocket" thing.
    • No love for Derpy? She was already an adorable, funny Cloudcuckoolander in fanon, and now that she's an Ascended Meme, I can safely say that she's a symbol of the power of fanon. Can you believe she started off as an animation in-joke that caught the eyes of a few fans? Also, what little we've seen of her canon personality has her come off as incredibly sweet - I aww'd quite a bit at the fact that she was willing to help clean up the mess that she made.
    • These characters are all fine, but they just don't have the show-stopping ability of the Great and Powerful Trixie!
    • Fancypants. He's like the Good Guy Greg of Equestria.
  • "Who's that girl? What's her name? Is she cool? Is she lame?"
  • This tropette would like to add her childhood hero: Miss Bianca
    • Of course, we shouldn't forget Bernard. Bernard is the most Badass Adorable character in history, and I really love the little guy.
  • Cybersix and Lucas of...well Cybersix. Cybersix is a kicass Artificial Human who genuinely doesn't know how "human" she is and often feels inferior because of this, yet she still constantly puts herself on the line to save her town from her Mad Scientist creator and his various monsters because it's the right thing to do. Lucas, who is completely human and has no idea what is going on half the time, gets into fights and situations just because he loves Cybersix even racing to save her from a giant bomb in the series finale, although he doesn't make it...possibly.
  • I submit for your consideration a pair of powerful and adorable heroes who carried my heart away for several months to the tune of bagpipes: How to Train Your Dragon's Hiccup and Toothless.
  • Despite what the sequels did to her, Gwen Tennyson of the classic Ben 10 series is a snarky badass with a great Love/Hate relationship with our hero Ben, and learning to use magic made her even cooler.
  • *ahem* I'd like to elect all of the characters from Codename: Kids Next Door! And that's a lot of characters! First we have Mr. Boss, a great father but a mean bad guy. Then we have Father himself, who I actually like more when he's in his Ben form. He can also shapeshift! Then we have Grandfather, the villain to end all villains. Then we have Sector V themselves, namely Numbuh 3 and Numbuh 5. Then we have Numbuh 86 and Numbuh 362. And last but certainly not least we have... SECTOR Z!!! Badass, great outfits, whoops serious behind, etc!
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.