Top Ten Adventure Time Characters

The Top Ten
1 Marceline Marceline the Vampire Queen is a fictional character in the American animated Cartoon Network television series Adventure Time, created by Pendleton Ward.

Marceline is and always has been by far my favourite Adventure Time character. The first episode I saw her in was "What Was Missing" and something about her caught my attention, maybe it was her badass attitude, her amazing guitar skills and voice or maybe it's because she's a vampire demon hybrid. Marceline is definitely one of the most interesting characters I've ever seen, I always enjoy every episode she's in. "Simon and Marcy" and "I Remember You" were two of my favourites and their backstory is just so emotional. Her mini series "The Stakes" that explains how she became a vampire and what happened to her mother are very interesting and the song "Everything Stays" that she performs is amazing.

Marceline is my favorite character. The first episode I saw her in was "What Was Missing". When I saw her I thought she was really pretty. Then I heard her singing, and knew she was my favorite character. Plus she's just like me. I sort of have issues with my dad. I can sing really good. I fell like I have no friends (in the episode "" she says "let's talk about my feelings about my friends, oh wait I don't have friends"), because they don't talk to me, or invite me anywhere. I have long hair but it's dark brown so when I get older I'm going to dye it black ( I don't want to dye it black now, because people well think I'm turning emo or goth, or you know). My favorite color, is red. I love music so much that I have to listen to it every single day, or I go crazy. I'm going to try to learn how to play basketball (Yeah I know. I'm stupid okay), and learn how to play the bass. My cousin is sorta like her. She knows how to play the bass. She knows how to play basketball. She loves the ...more

Marceline is so coool like honestly her bass skills and singing and song writing and her fun, playful personality. I thought I wouldn't like her at first when I watched the episode "Evicted! " but then later in "What was Missing", when she sings "I'm Just Your Problem", I realise how complex her character really is. And also her backstory is super good and developed like it's so touching and heartbreaking how Simon doesn't even remember her anymore but during the episodes "I Remember You" and "Betty", when the episode touches on her past, I just CRIED because it's so heartwarming to see Simon see her again. I like Marshall Lee too but MARCY please BE MY girlfriend! ok bye

I love how marceline's voice is not "perfect" (perfect meaning completely auto tuned so that the singer sounds like a baby which unfortunately, a lot of voices are these days.) Marceline is my favourite character, which is saying something because they're all so loveable! She is wild, go with the flow, and a complete rock star which I adore. Though she may seem like this on the outside, on the inside she is a caring and sensitive girl with a mysterious/sad past. Plus she plays a bass that dosn't have to be plugged in, and while there are many princesses in Ooo, she is a QUEEN. The VAMPIRE queen! Plus, her hair length is goals.

2 Jake

Like I said about Marceline, Jake is awesome! He's everything you'd want him to be: loyal, kind, funny, and of course, Finn's best friend. I love you, Jake.

Jake (full title: Jake the Dog), the deuteragonist of Adventure Time, is a magical dog and Finn's constant companion, best friend, and adoptive brother. Jake has Stretchy Powers (which he has had since he was a puppy), which allow him to stretch and manipulate his body, coming in handy on innumerable occasions throughout his and Finn's adventures. He is the son of Joshua and Margaret. Jake has a brother named Jermaine. Jake is 28 years old (as of his debut he could possibly be in his 30's by now due to the aging of other characters) in magical dog years, though he rarely acts mature. Then again, how exactly magical dog years correlate to human years remains to be seen. Both he and his girlfriend, Lady Rainicorn, share a passion for playing the viola. In the episode "Jake the Dad," he and Lady Rainicorn have 5 Rainicorn-dog hybrid puppies.

Now this is toilet humor used correctly. Jake farts a lot but he can at least control it. Jake is also pretty memorable and hilarious. He's pretty much the one who makes the show better but again (not to be negative) but you can't like a show just because of only 1 character. But hey he's awesome.

Jake is like the mum in the family. He cooks for Finn and does things you don't want to do. He's an excellent dad and I feel really sorry for him because she's always being bossed around by that whiny Finn. Also, he's so supportive and cool 'because he can shape shift!

3 Finn Finn 'the Human' Mertens is a fictional character and the main protagonist of the American animated television series Adventure Time created by Pendleton Ward.

At first sometimes Fin could be boring but now Fin is not your average do-good person no! Now he has a personality, knows about his family, he'll he killed his sort of brother in Fern. This show may be ending but it had an amazing run.

Finns awesome and heroic, he'll fight anything evil and he's also very brave. The best memories of him probably are the first few seasons of adventure time where he was a funny adventurous hero who's also an innocent sweet kid.

Finn is adorable. And he is so sweet and innocent half the time about things, but it just adds to his cuteness. And he wears a cute bear hat. How could it get any better then that?

Finn RULES! I feel super mad at his stupid dad and PB and Flame Princess for breaking his teen boy heart. ADVENTURE TIME! Also for a kid he has to live with a lot like not knowing his mom and stuff kinda like Steven Universe.

4 Ice King The Ice King is a character in the American animated television series Adventure Time. A supposedly evil wizard capable of creating and manipulating ice and snow, he is the self-proclaimed king of the Ice Kingdom, a land of ice he claimed as his own and lives in in company of many penguins.

Best development in the series. Weird because he never actually develops, as much as people's understanding of him did. He wanted a princess because of lonliness (and magic induced insanity) but after finn and jake started to bond with him he saw no need to capture princesses.

Simon has the saddest backatory ana I wish they would delve more into his story. He was driven insane by the crown, and he did not deserve this fate. In the No-Lich alterbate reality, he sacrificed himself to save the world, which is totally selfless. But in the normal reality, his sacrifices to Marceline really show him to be a wonderful person and exceptional character after all.
Ice King himself after becoming insane is quite funny despite being completely the opposite of Simon in many ways, which is sad. But you gotta love his craziness, as it really adds humour to the show. "Gunter! " Haha.

I love the flashback episodes of Simon and Marcy. It just shows you how good of a person he was, sacrificing his very mind, soul and sanity to save Marcy's life. Screw Finn, Simon's the real hero. If it wasn't for him, Marcy would have most likely been killed. It feels sad that Simon (now the Ice King) doesn't remember Marceline. There is a touching episode on it, which I believe is called "Remember Me" or something.

Backstory. That's the word with this guy. At first is just a creepy old dude, wich is somewhat fun, but once you realize he was one of the good guys, that the only responsible of his crazy behaviour is the crown, furthermore, that it is the crown that's keeping him alive... Man, it's hearthbreaking to see how awesome he was with Marcy, and now he can't even remember her. This old man's tortured past make him an easy pick for the number one. Just think about what he's lived through...


I have a bmo plush and you all know very well why. He/she is by far the cutest thing in cartoons and every time he/she speaks I want to give him/her a hug. Which I do. With my BMO plush.

How could BMO possibly be only 4! I love bmo he's a skateboarding gaming system that try's to act human, and plus he's hilarious "No, I do not play such games... With jake! " "Bmo chop! If this were a real attack... You'd be dead" "if anyone try's to hurt Finn I will kill them" enough said.

Bmo is hilarious! His/her voice (I don't think I'm ever gonna figure out if it's a guy or a girl) is so funny and s/he is so random.
My list:
Earl of Lemongrab
Flame Princess
Ice King
Lumpy Space Princess

BMO is awesome! BMO's voice is awesome and brings a whole new element to FInn and Jake's adventures! BMO is also protective, and is just all around awesome!

6 Princess Bubblegum Princess Bonnibel Bubblegum of the Candy Kingdom is a fictional character in the Adventure Time animated series on the Cartoon Network.

Princess Bubblegum has been my favorite since the beginning, and although her latest appearances have gained her a lot of hate, it's actually made me like her more. The best thing about AT is the characters, and PB is one of the most interesting and developed characters on television. The amazing thing about PB (and Ice King too) is the realistic balance of her personality. The ridiculous portrayal of good and evil in other shows has always bothered me, so it's great to have a character that actually has so much grey area. Is PB good? Is she evil? She's neither, but nobody is. PB is an example of how people actually work: she can be selfish, she can make mistakes, but she's human. Well, half-human. Nobody's perfect, and PB is the perfect example. This is the kind of interesting character that shows today need more of! So PB gets all the hate just because she isn't as black and white as, say, Finn? Do you guys want to encourage the creation of boring characters? Give PB a little ...more

PB is by far the most complex and interesting character, as well as one of the most amsung and versatile. The mortal arguments she tortures herself with (e.G. surveillance) makes for brilliant viewing, and the fact that she switches from stereotypical leader and damsel character templates to amazingly sarcastic and laid-back is outstanding. Her overtly sadistic tendencies are unusual for a show of this genre, but it's good to see a protagonist that isn't necessarily a 'good' person. Personally, I find lines such as the giggly "it'll paralyze you forever! " sum up her character well, mixing the childishly sweet and safe with perhaps the darkest tendencies of any character on the show. Her hilarious distaste for magic and arguments that it's just science presented as "hoodoo" are a refreshing viewpoint for a character in a show where mystical tendencies are considered the norm, making her extremely relatable! She's also able to express lots of empathy and has an importantly caring side, ...more

I used to think princess bubblegum was hot, now I think of her as one of the most three dimensional characters in the show. She represents humanity, sometimes she is a sweet caring girl, and other times she is a maniac, just like the human race. Good on you, pen ward.

Personally I hate princess Bubblegum I think she's one of those characters you love so much just because you want to be her. I mean who wouldn't want to be beautiful, smart, popular and be the love of the really cute, awesome hero of Ooo and on top of that be a princess!

7 Flame Princess Flame Princess Is a Princess made out of fire and lives in her kingdom ruled by here evil father, The Flame King. Her first appearance in the show was “Incendium” (Season 3, Episode 26) She was Finn's girlfriend at one point in the series.

She needs a distant lands, not just because of her character, but because of how much the crew screwed her over with Son Of Rap Bear as her final episode. Also her last line in the series was You Ain't Kiddin' Shrubs. What was that? She is a literal flame demon and she couldn't even damage any of Golbs monsters. Scratch that she wasn't even given the chance to. That would have been awesome. She deserves a proper ending. We know what she can do from incendium hot to the touch and vault of bones. We deserve a better ending, and most importantly, SHE ddeserves a better ending.

To me, FP is one of the most interesting characters of this series. She's not your typical princess, she holds emotions of anger and joy. She doesn't know what's right or wrong at first, but actually grows to become her own being instead of just a love interest. Then there's her morality, she has a hard time trying to do what's right, and even now that she's queen, she has that difficult decision do to both her family and the threats she's faced from PB. In the end, she is my favorite and is the reason I enjoy this show.

Personally, I find that FP is one of the more traumatized characters in the show besides Marceline. She literally spent half of her life, effectively the latter half of her childhood, locked in a lamp with no knowledge of the outside world, plus her relationship with Finn is highly interesting, as the is a significant element of risk in their relationship, and their only possible precautions slow its progress significantly.

She's amazing, seriously, think. Princess Bubblegum is too smart and old for Finn, Marceline is just a friend, and literally screams when he asked her to the movies, and Flame Princess is just perfect. She's the right age, and has a good personality. Kind, nice but with a temper. That's what a good character needs for their personality.

8 Lumpy Space Princess Lumpy Space Princess is a character in Adventure Time. She first appears in Trouble In Lumpy Space. She is the the daughter of Lumpy Space King and Queen.

Perhaps the funniest character in the history of television. Every appearance she makes is epic but the highlight of her illustrious lumping career has to be the season three episode, 'The Creeps. ' If you haven't seen it, the premise is that Finn, Jake, Cinnamon Bun, BMO, Princess Bubblegum and Lumpy Space Princess are invited to a masquerade birthday party by an unnamed host and it turns into a murder mystery (think 'Clue: The Movie'). All the characters are assigned aliases and from the moment that LSP announces hers as, "Ma name is... Duchess... Gummy Bunns," it is just one non-stop LSP roller-coaster ride of hilarity. Every thing that comes out of her mouth is hilarious in that episode.

The fist time I watched Adventure Time it had Lumpy Space Princess in it. To be specific, it was the episode where Finn gets bitten and starts to turn into a Lumpy Space person. Right after the episode, I went to YouTube and watched Best of Lumpy Space Princess videos because I wanted to watch more funny moments from her. Overall, Lumpy Space Princess is my favorite character because she is hilarious and makes me laugh every time she is on screen

Lumpy Space Princess is one of the worst characters in the show. She is a whiney, selfish, annoying brat. Her voice is horrible and I find it irritating when she uses the word Glob and Lumps in every sentence she says. I hate her in the episode lumps when she clearly does not care that Jake has the lumps and she abandoned Fin on a lumpy space cloud. These are the reasons why I hate her and think she is overrated.

LSP is what really turned me on to Adventure Time. Had seen episodes in passing before, but untill I came across her character I had passed it off as just another childrens cartoon. She was who really opened my eyes to the humour and variety that can be found in the series. Upon watching more I have come accross countless great characters, but none that have tickled me quite the way that LSP manages to.

9 Earl of Lemongrab

It's that one debut episode of that character that made me generate a lot of nostalgia for the older seasons. Even though he became a fascist dictator in the later seasons, I legit just laughed at the way he screams when I first saw the episode way back in 2011. Notable quotes from that episode include "THE THING! THE THING!" "you... really... smell... like... dog buns... (incoherent screaming)." And who can ever forget "UNACCEPTABLLLLEEEEE CONDIIIIITIOOOOON!" This was way before he had a tragic life that was revealed in the later seasons, and that he abuses kids, but that's just me. I just like the backstory and the character, is all I'm saying.

Even though he is really funny, I mainly feel bad for him because of how he was made. He seems delusional and crazy, but it's not his fault. Princess Bubblegum made him like that by accident, he was a failed experiment. I tend to also get scared of him because he's one of the most unpredictable characters.

He is a psychopathic lemon bent on power and it was a nice thing to see him grow as a ruler in the series until he had a respectable kingdom. Some might say lemon grab has no personal problems making his character boring well he does (such as being messed up during his creation) he just decides to ignore them and just be himself no matter how really insane his real self is.

He is a mad idiot that has a terrible screeching voice. Who voted for him is a retard. He is not funny he is annoying and evil. He turned his own kingdom into a prison. He tortured and ate his own people. I'm glad that in the lemonhope story episode he exploded.

10 Gunter Gunter is the penguin that most commonly accompanies the Ice King in the animated TV series, Adventure Time and a major recurring antagonist of the series.

My family and I think Gunter is cute. Our favorite scene is the one from "Reign of Gunters" where he kisses and cuddles his offspring Kitten. Wenk!

Ok, sooo spoiler alert gunter is a huge evil demon that was turned into a penguin and was in earth for thousands of years. When ice king took him to the hospital the doctor said that she was pregnant, ( If she is a she I don't know if gunter has a gender). But out of the egg comes a kitten goddess. So that's when I became suspicous. QUACKKkk!

Gunts is the best, especially in The Chamber Of The Frozen Blades when he's pregnant and when he tried to take of OOO with the demonic wishing eye, and his pink cat in Reign Of The Gunters. Also he's the funniest thing ever in It Came From The Nightosphere.

Gunter looks so cute and the noises he makes are adorable but he's pure evil inside which I think represents the true characteristics of man kind.

The Contenders
11 Peppermint Butler

Behind his backstory, he is actually a VERY incredible character. He used to be friends with death, he is a vampire addict, and he knows how to summon rituals. I like him a lot because he's very relatable. Hey, I love creepypastas, like how he loves dark stuff! There's something more to his character than just being a candy butler for Princess Bubblegum!

Can't appreciate the guy from what he did to Peace Master. That guy wanted peace in all the land. What does he get in return? His kids are mutated and that stupid peppermint forced him to do all that stuff! Cold man, COLD. I hope Susan Strong eats him.

I think that the friendship between Peppermint Butler and Death is the most interesting on the show after Finn and Jake's. I hope the show eventually gives us background on how that relationship came to be!

Peppermint butler always has and always will be a mystery. Like really first he seems cute and innocent, then the next thing you know he's practicing black magic!

12 Shelby

His narration at the end of the Christmas episode is one of my absolute favourite scenes! His voice is so cool.. Up there with Christopher Lee and James earl jones

He is one of the most perceptive characters in the whole program. His one liners are the best!

This guy should be in more eps he's a really nice guy! And just adorable.Like seriously have you seen a worm that cute?!?!

One of my favorite characters..

13 Lady Rainicorn

Lady Rainicorn is adorable! She has a very pretty rainbow theme all over her, and she always is very happy and sweet to others! It breaks your heart when she cries because shes always around smiling! Even though most of us can't understand her, she still is very interesting to listen to talk!

Okay she constantly makes these weird crap sounds that is from some uncivilized pure crap country.

I just love the fact that she's also a violist. It makes her and Jake such an adorable couple!

Do you know what language lady rainicorn speaks? She actually speaks Korean.

14 Fionna

Woah! How is Fiona at 15? She's like, in my top 5! She's basically a girl version of Finn and Finn's at 3 so... People! Way to be a buzzkill for girls!

Fionna like Finn rules. Thank you Ice King for making her. I want her to meet Finn and get married!

I don't know why I put a vote on Fionna, I didn't like her near as much as Finn.

Fionna is awesome and she is just like me! Her and cake rule the show!

15 The Lich The Lich (formerly named the Lich King in the original pitch and "His Hero," and referred to as Sweet Pig Trunks in his baby form, or just Sweet P for short) is a powerful undead being and a major antagonist in the American animated series Adventure Time.

"You are alone, child. There is only darkness for you, and only death for your people. These ancients are only the beginning. I will command a great and terrible army. We will sail to a billion worlds. We will sail until every light has been extinguished. You are strong, child. But I am beyond strength. I am the end. AND I HAVE COME FOR YOU, FINN."

Just, wow. All those words he said in Wake Up/Escape From The Citadel was just enough to give people chills. Turns out as the series went on, The Lich just became stronger until GOLB surpassed him. In this instance, however, he casts off his own skin to reveal just a skeleton. The Lich is pretty much one of the greatest villains in a modern animated series, period.

He's un-nerving, evil to the core, and extremely intimidating. He needs no introduction, he needs no backstory or character. His eyes conveys pure fear onto the viewer. Absolutely the greatest villain in Adventure Time, and I struggle to recall any more a horrific antagonist of the last decade in all of animation.

The Lich is something beyond death.
Something of great cosmic power.
A machine made to kill.
A mind controller.
One so powerful, he is even feared by Death himself.
Something that can end the world in a flash.

The show started really random and stupid, then it got better in season 3 if I remember. Lich is the most powerful wizard and if it wasn't for Jake and Finn, he would've destroyed all life.

16 Cake

The best cat. I really wish she was my best friend.

I find Cake to be totally similar to me.

Good girl. Have some spaghetti.

Cutest cat ever! I love Cake!

17 Marshall Lee Marshall Lee is the gender-swapped version of Marceline, created by the original series designer, Natasha Allegri, who is featured in "Fionna and Cake".

Marshall rocks! Him and Marceline are the coolest characters that ever exists in the history of cartoon characters. HE IS SO damn AWESOME, he is like, the cartoon version of Justin Bieber (I am just talking about the popularity and his ability to sing and play his bass like a boss). I mean, he only show up in a few episodes but he already has more fan then pg. So, yeah, I am with him on this one

I Love Marshall Lee. Like Marceline is my favourite character, but I like him. I wish he was real though, because he is like so hot. I Wish he was my boyfriend. I Mean, who doesn't want a boyfriend whos hot, badass, and who sings and raps? You be crazy.

Though he didn't really show up much at all, I still adore him! The recent episode, Bad Little Boy, should bump him up to the top ten! That's just my opinion though, I guess.

Marshall is AWESOME! Even he only showed up twice or so but he has so much fan art it's mind blowing. Plus gotta gotta give him a thumbs up for his song in Bad Little Boy

18 Cinnamon Bun

For some reason, I love him for being annoying. Plus I like him and Flame Princess together, since he's the only guy calm and nonchalant to be with her. He's silly sometimes, he's not actually a complete screw-up like most people think. Who delivered the tarts safely for everyone to eat, especially when the Princess was at stake in being paralyzed after Finn and Jake poisoned the food?

I think CB is underrated. In the first episode, he does a backflip and falls, and hits his head. Then he acts all weird and stuff. Fun fact. It's confirmed that he got brain damage from that fall. You laughed when you saw him fall. You laughed at something getting brain damage in his debut. Think about that!

I used to like Cinnamon Bun but then he destroyed Finn and Flame Princess. have you seen all the fictions people have made about Finn and FP? Some candy thing is dating a girl made of fire!
I wish Cinnamon Bun's fire proof whatever will just go off and FP will burn him. if the kingdom doesn't do it first.
and worst of all, he's smart now. he was better off stupid

Come on! Who the heck will like that stupid and dumb character who made the best couple break up! If I was at adventure time world! So annoying.

19 Simon Petrikov

Why the hell is he so low in the list? He is a great guy. He took care of a kid who is not his while being in an apocalypse and while being nearer to insanity. He deserves more really

I think a lot of people picked Ice King because of him, so he's not supposed to be somewhere here.

Why is the insane version of Simon above Simon? It does not make since!

He has one of the most tragic stories of all cartoons. Need I say more?

20 Joshua the Dog

He has some of the best one liners in the series. Or at least in the three episodes he speaks, mostly in Joshua and Margeret. Still love him.

21 Jake Jr.

Jake Jr. is so adorable and powerful, even if she misbehaves so sometimes, I still love her.

"And this little lady is Jake Jr." She's a girl, duh!

22 Tree Trunks

Tree Trunks is one of the best characters on Adventure Time, she is one of the only motherly figures on the show!

She is awesome and cute evn though I've been wondering, how old she is.

She is so cute! I love her so much!

She is cute and funny elephant.

23 Hunson Abadeer

He's creepy but kinda cool. I mean, since we like Marceline, why don't we like her dad? He has feelings too!

If you read the Adventure Time Encyclopedia, you'll see he actually has a sense of humor.

Whoa, is this the family axe? Did you turn it into some kind of lute?!

Marcy's dad. Cool, creepy and comedy kind of guy.

24 Betty Grof

She is a lady who would do anything to save her Fionce. Also, she is part of the cutest nerd couple in history.

Best love interest ever made.

25 Flame King

Flame Princess's dad. He isn't that bad. I think he's pretty cute! He likes animals and actually has a sense of humour.

How he is on here? He truly an evil.

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