Top 10 Best Adventure Time Characters

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

Marceline is my favorite character in the entire show. She had an amazing backstory. And her mini-series that explains how she became a vampire was very interesting. Her song "Everything Says" is AMAZING. I love how her voice isn't "perfect". She is very caring. And she is pretty much the reason on why I'm trying some new things.

I like Marceline. I don't know why but she's super hot and I noticed her as soon as I saw her on TV. I'm not one to like some characters at first sight, but she is the exception. Hot, possessing a good voice and personality.

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 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.

2 Jake the Dog

The second main character in the series, Jake the Dog is the brother and adventure companion of Finn the human. With his special ability to grow and stretch however he wants, Finn comes in handy many times throughout the series, even if he does get distracted easily. Even though he is technically older than Finn, at least in dog years, he can still be the more immature one of the two often opting to eat a sandwich or sleep than do too much work. By the end of the series, however, Jake is happily married to Lady Rainicorn along with having a few hybrid children.

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.

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 the Human 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 changes over the course of the series and you can see how he grows and matures. You really get to see him at his worst and at his best, and that's what makes him such a compelling character.

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.

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...

Ice King started off as a bland villain who only wanted someone to love, but throughout the series he grew more in character and became one of my favorite characters in the show. Once we began to learn about his tragic backstory with Marceline, I began to find him much more interesting and quite heroic too (in some ways, more heroic than Finn).

5 BMO

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.

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.

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!

Ok, BMO is really cute in my opinion. A living gaming system. WOW. Even if he kind of starts some badness, ok a lot of badness (including Finn's baby teeth attacking the treehouse.) He is actually really kind. He didn't mean to start badness...

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 is a pretty cool character. She is my third favorite in the entire show. She is pretty funny, considerate, and kind.

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.

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.

Flame Princess is my second favorite character in the show. She is really kind, and nice but with a temper. (Which is perfectly fine with me) And she has one of the more traumatized characters in the entire show. I mean, she was literally locked up in a lamp for half of her life with zero knowledge of the outside world. Her relationship with Finn is pretty interesting. She is one of the BEST characters in the entire Adventure Time series. (The movies count.)

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.

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

I just love her! She's just got that sass that really cracks me up. She might be selfish, spoiled and melodramatic, but she's still a good "person", because she's willing to sacrifice herself for her friends and the ones she loves. In my opinion she's the quirkiest character and on of the (personality wise) most well-ballanced characters on the show! And I'm lovin' her voiceXD #GoLSP

LSP is hilarious. I love how she only cares about herself, and is takes credit for EVERYTHING. *Spoiler Alert* I had no idea she would be all the elements: Candy, Ice, Fire, Slime and Lumps. I also didn't think SHE owuld be the one who saved Ooo. At least she has something she actually did! Something she can boast about unfortunately. Luckily, I can't relate!

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.

Lemongrab is actually one of the most complex characters on the show. He doesn't really know who or what he is so he lashes out at the world which is unacceptable. But he has potential for good and evil, as displayed by the black and white lemongrabs.

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 pats, 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!

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.

Gunter is super cool, super evil, and super cute! I love the episode where Hinson abadeer called him the most evil being know which he is! Apparently he is an evil space alien called orgalorg who has destroyed countless planets

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!

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!

I wish he appears more. Cause man, his dark past which is unknown to us is totes cool. He kinda gives me those psycho character's vibe.

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!

One of my favorite characters..

He is a little worm

13 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 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.

Ugh. This guy. I voted for him because he's so powerful. Also, I think he represents the brain. It can be negative and... well, you know. Also, if you like the Lich, read A Wrinkle In Time.

14 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!

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.

AW she's so cute! Especially with Jake, they are the cutest couple!

15 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!

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

She's awesome and radical. The perfect girlfriend model in real 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 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?

19 Susan

Really underrated character, it seems. She was one of my favorite female characters in the show!

20 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!

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.

He is absolute one of my favorite characters introduced. I always care him because brutal and idiot Flinn/Finname fans hates him. Forever CB.

21 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.

22 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!

23 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 so cute! I love her so much!

She is cute and funny elephant.

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

24 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.

25 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.

She is crazy I love that ok?

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