Best South Park Characters

South Park, where it snows every day. But who's the best character?

The Top Ten

1 Eric Cartman Eric Cartman Eric Theodore Cartman is one of the main characters in the animated television series South Park, created by Matt Stone and Trey Parker, and voiced by Trey Parker.

Cartman is one of the worst human beings in the history of fiction. He's a narcissist and a sociopath, for starters. He'll screw over his friends, his family, and anyone else that gets in the way of whatever petty and insignificant goal has grabbed hold of his attention at any given moment.

And yet, against all odds, he's the most loathsome character we've ever loved. Whether it's his horrible voice, his petulant whining, or his brilliant business ideas -- "Oh Randy, you're breaking my balls here... You're breaking my balls, Randy. " -- there's stuff that ONLY Cartman can do. Only Cartman could feed Scott Tenorman his parents. Or get his mother arrested, or change the future of civilization so he can play the Nintendo Wii.

Cartman is that kid you hung out with - even though you hated him. Or he's that kid that you realize you hate when you're an adult and he's just a kid and man, you should cut him some slack. But some kids are already huge a-holes. At the same ...more

Cartman...where do I start... He's for sure a racist, selfish, narcissistic, bigoted, misogynist, anti-semitic, manipulative, sadistic, obese grade-A sociopath. But he's gut-bustlingly hilarious and is a borderline child prodigy with his intelligent, unique, strategic ways to achieve his goal. Without Cartman, South Park wouldn't be the same. He does the most offensive, amoral things to prove a point or to achieve for his own personal gain---no matter how degrading or ridiculous it is. Cartman is one of the most legendary fictional characters of all time. - UberHams

The classiest character, funniest kid, not for random and stupid remarks but for his style and intellect. He will get what he wants and he doesn't care what he has to do, to get what he wants - roblist

This kid is very messed up, racist, and would have been arrested, but we don't hate him for that. This show is aimed at adults, and every adult show deserves a character messed up character like Cartman or Brian griffin

2 Leopold Butters Stotch Leopold Butters Stotch

In the "Faith 1" episode, after Token has kicked Cartman's ass, it seemed as if way-too-kind Butters was going to help him up. Then he farts in Cartman's face saying, "F#&* you, Eric. " That was IT! Butters, You the man! - IgnoreThis

He's one of the best characters on the show--cute, innocent, and is the only child in South Park who actually acts like a child. Nobody can hate Butters. - UberHams

Butters is one of the reasons why I watch south park. He is so cute, sweet, innocent and just plain awesome. He is my 2nd favourite south park character tied with Kenny - UltraLunalaX

Cutest, sweetest, most naive

3 Randy Marsh Randy Marsh

Randy is hilarious! He would always come up with some zany retarded scheme to get what he wants! If you don't like Randy then you for sure, don't have a sense of humor. - UberHams

He's the best, around! No-one's ever gonna keep him down! He really is the best character, often used as the key character to highlight the satirical point of the episode, to brilliant effect. South Park simply couldn't work without him or cartman, but I think Randy has both the funniest and cleverist moments. Cartman appeals to the lower common denominator, but Randy is where it's at!

He has some memorable quotes and some funny scenes! - Limeyy

He is a really funny character - UltraLunalaX

4 Kenny McCormick Kenny McCormick Kenneth "Kenny" McCormick is a main character in the animated adult television series South Park, along with his friends Stan Marsh, Kyle Broflovski, and Eric Cartman.

Kenny is simply adorable! One of the best characters on the show! I loved when in the movie he takes off his hoodie. It's great to finally see his face

Kenny is a really underrated character. He's an amazing big brother to his sister Karen. He's very boyish and cheerful. Hell, despite having practically inaudible dialogue, he's made me laugh more than any of the other characters.

Also, he's the only child character to have a super power, the inability to actually stay dead. I love that Kenny is aware of his power and takes it quite seriously, as he should. Everything about Kenny makes me very happy. Even his silly perverted mind.

He's underrated but he's one of the best characters on the show. Kenny is one of the few characters who actually cares about his loved ones and would even sacrifice his own life for them. Even though you can barely hear him most of the time, he's still funny as hell. Even though he dies half of the time he's still a optimistic character who doesn't let anything ruin his day. Kenny is the bomb. - UberHams

Undoubtedly the best character in South Park. - Kenny_McCormick

5 Kyle Broflovski Kyle Broflovski Kyle Broflovski is a main character in the animated television series South Park. He is voiced by and loosely based on co-creator Matt Stone.


Kyle should be higher.
He is always trying to do the right thing yet he always gets screwed up and I love him for that.

Kyle really had great growth.. When the show first began, Kyle actually was kinda boring, and was a less funny version of stan. But ever since season 5, he really changed as being more determined, standing up to Cartman because it's the morally correct thing to do, and just interesting and funny overall. Kyle is know a bright, able, courageous, and persistent kid who is hilarious when it comes to dry humor and sarcasm. He has great one liners, and is a funny character. I also love Kyle because I can relate to him well, with him always trying to do the right thing. I respect him so much when he gets humiliated by Cartman (who is hilarious, by the way) and is still able to do what's right. He is a phenomenal character and should be higher up on this list.

Should be higher on the list.
Such a genuine human being.

6 Stan Marsh Stan Marsh Stanley "Stan" Marsh is a main character of the animated television series South Park. He is voiced by and loosely based on series co-creator Trey Parker.

He's honestly one of the most mature and relatable character on the show. He's pretty calm, chill, and courageous but he can get pissed off due to he stupidity he has to deal with everyday. Almost everyone on the show has a good chemistry with him even Cartman and has zero enemies on the show (well his sister can be a jerk to him at times) Overall, he's a pretty selfless character who would be willing to help anyone in need. - UberHams

Stan plays the role of the most reasonable and level-headed character from the series. He may not be as outstanding as Cartman or his father Randy, but you've got to admit that his personality is really loveable. He's often described as the most sensitive out of the main four boys and the one with the most moral values.
It's always interesting to see how a normal person would react in ridiculous situations that occur throughout the show all the time. And that's when Stan has to face the stupidity and craziness. You can't not love Stan Marsh.

Stan is my least favourite character out of the 4 main characters of South park but I still like him. He is relatable and cool - UltraLunalaX

I feel I relate to Stan best, plus, him and Wendy are cute as f together. - OPJangoFett

7 Chef Chef Jerome "Chef" McElroy was a cartoon character on the Comedy Central series South Park who was voiced by soul singer Isaac Hayes.

Chef was a really funny character who made the first few seasons 10x better than they already were. Rest in Peace, Chef.

Made everything better

He didn't deserve to die. - SanicWantsHisSandwich

He burst into the most inapropriate songs at the most random moments, and we love him for it. Isaac Hayes was number one actor on show, no question. Then there's the fact that in the first episode, he pulled the fire drill just to let the kids go save Ike. RIP, Chef.

8 Mr Garrison Mr Garrison

Yeah I'd say Garrison/Pres. Garrison deserves top 10 they have changed his persona a lot over various season whether there good or not is your preference. For the most Garrison having the equivalent personality of Sir Donald Trump is gold to me. - htoutlaws2012

He's Hilarious. First season hankey the Christmas poo, at the town meeting I laughed my ass off when he stood up at end of meeting said, "Can we also get rid of all the Mexicans" Mayor, "No garrison we can't get rid of the Mexicans.." That just cracked me up but there's so many more underrated great lines of his.

Very funny comments every so often. - ozzydog12

HE was the best character in seasons 1 through 3 but they ruined him in season 20

9 Timmy Timmy

"TIMMEH! " That's all I can say really - UltraLunalaX

Timmy! thats about all I can say. - ozzydog12

I love TIMMY I run around yelling TIMMY! But I really only like him because he yells his name everywhere and his mental handicapped Turkey GOBBLES!

Timmy is a rlly underrated character. People think it is boring that he can only say TIMMY! or LIVIN A LIE! And some other phrases but I always get excited when he is in an episode. He should appear more. I also love the Timmy-Jimmy relationship - kennymccormick2169

10 Mr. Mackey Mr. Mackey

He's just funny, mmkay?

Best South Park character ever mkay, and don't know why he is so low on this list mkay.

I love him so much

I love Mr. mackey


The Contenders

11 Jimmy Valmer Jimmy Valmer

Funny stand up comedian, makes you laugh when he tries to tell jokes. - ozzydog12

There once was a maiden

Its so cute when he calls Timmy Tim-Tim

Jimmy is an amazing character
He's adorable and has a vast personality my favorite from the whole show

12 Tweek Tweek

Fun fact! This character was the reason I started watching South Park! Thank you Tweek! - Limeyy

He is so funny and adorable - UltraLunalaX

He's okay but how is he even cute?



13 Craig Tucker Craig Tucker

If I could vote for Craig twice, I'd be so happy

Craig's voice will be like Tony Stewart's

If Craig would be at the top, I'd be so happy.

Craig is definitely the best character, he flips off people and he's badass, plus he's actually a fan favourite with Kenny and he deserves the most love, I really love him a lot, he's my third favourite after Butters and Kenny, followed by Pip as fourth, but seriously, how could you not love him? Plus he's gay. If Craig would be number one in this list I'd be so happy

14 Ike Broflovski Ike Broflovski


Whenever I see Ike and the way he reacts to things I laugh out loud every time. And he's super cute too

Funniest simple character! Love how he's the only Canadian main character

Ike is a straight up boss. He has sex with his hot teacher and is smarter than most people in the town.

15 Wendy Testaburger Wendy Testaburger Wendy Testaburger is a fictional character in the animated television series South Park. She is best known for her on-again, off-again relationship with her boyfriend Stan Marsh, and being more intelligent and mature than most children her age, which is utilized by her activism and feminism.

An EXTREMELY underrated character. All of the characters in south park have shown growths in their personalities but I think Wendy has shown one of the most substantial. In the earlier episodes she was an obsessed at time mentally unstable clinger to Stan and the episode "Toms Rhinoplasty" Is like the Scott Tenorman must die before that episode was even made. It seems after mary kay bergman died and a more mature voice was given to her that her character really began to, mature. The episodes were she takes the main role usually involve her fighting a cause (usually for the greater good) and fighting a bunch of idiots really. Not to mention shes one of the only characters to ever get back at cartman successfully. When shes the main character shes just kind of the underdog you always root for.

She's okay in the older episodes. But I really cannot stand her anymore in the newer seasons and episodes.

She isn't in South Park enough. - SanicWantsHisSandwich

I really don't get it why so much hate for her. If it's because she broke up with Stan, well it's true she break up with Stan but although she said he and Stan can still be friends, I hate how stan acted like a jerk (it's obvious that Wendy's answers are mean), also, they're back together since the List when she realized that he has in a really awesome way. If it's because if because she has beat up Cartman, well you must HATE TOKEN TOO, because Token has also beaten up Cartman too. In both case, Cartman really deserve what he get. Overall, Wendy is highly underrated, she's my favorite character anyway.

16 Pip Pip

While Butters is a better character then Pip, the show shouldn't of just cast Pip to the side as he was in the first 3 seasons of the show one of the bigger side characters with the likes of Wendy. Instead of pushing him from the side and killing him off, the show should have tried to adapt Pip's character to the change. Besides the way Pip was treated and the way Butters was treated earlier in the show was different. Pip's abuse was physical and verbal however Butters was abused but more manipulated and cruelly taken advantage of because of his kind persona. Also, Butters has also been accepted by everyone now and is seen as the 5th main character and you can tell that the others do care about him, but Pip has never been accepted by anyone in the school. The closest friend Pip has had was Damien and that was for only 1 episode. Pip should be brought back into the show as he very popular with fans and the abuse he receives would not only provide interesting topics in the show (as ...more

Oh what jolly good fun. Why did they kill off pip. They should bring him back. Him and butters would make a good team

Pip is my favourite south park character, he is really nice, I hope trey parker and matt stone do the right thing and bring pip back to south park.

Pip is my favourite south park character, he is really nice and I hope trey and matt will do the right thing and bring pip back to south park.

17 Towelie Towelie

Don't forget to bring a towel!

You wanna get high?

A towel that gets high! how random! but OMG he kills my life, he is so god damn funny, it is not funny! lol

Completely off the wall stoner character in all honestly I didn't have much of a liking for. - htoutlaws2012

18 Mickey Mouse Mickey Mouse

Oh what did it for me was when he unloads on the Jonas Brothers that was great, and hysterical. - htoutlaws2012

It was so funny when Mickey beat the holy crap out of nick Jonas on the episode "The Ring in season 13 episode 1

A pissed off Disney owner who literally beats the crap out of anybody who doesn't agree with him! Plus, his little "ha ha" between every sentence is perfect!

I like Mickey in general. Haha. But in South Park, he's so crazy and downright greedy that it makes him more likeable. Haha.

19 Tuong Lu Kim, a.k.a. City Wok Guy

Ultimately the best South park character! The only reason he's not number one is because he has few appearance! Cartman is number 2 for me

Herro welcome to city wok may I prease take your order? - eatmaxeat

AA Fackayou mongorians! I literally ran out of breath from laughing too hard! This guy is like every asian stereotype I've ever encountered in real life.

Lmao every episode he’s in just kills me; he’s so god damn funny! - Limeyy

20 Mysterion Mysterion

Kenny as Mysterion is so awesome. - UltraLunalaX

Best character ever.

Mysterion is so cute when he is saving Karen! He is one of the most mature characters and it always makes me sad how he hates his cure and how everyone else can't understand him. Definitely best character!

Awesome. He’s pretty cool, and the fact that he’s an alter ego to Kenny makes him even more cool! - Limeyy

21 Herbert Garrison

How this character is not higher on the list dumbfounds me, he should easily be in the top ten. All the episodes where he is the focal point are top drawer.

He is so funny especially the retarded offspring monkey - Ihateschool

He should be WAY further than this.

22 Jesus Christ

Jesus is good I don't know

Jesus get my vote. He literally dies for saving someone. And when he resurrect, he's the guy you want on your side.

I mean..come on guys, its Jesus.

Should be number one with Eric number two!

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23 Officer Barbrady Officer Barbrady

He's stupid

T is for turtle
I need to go poopie

Chickenlover is the best episode. - thomwim

''Come with me if you want to leave.'' The dumb cop personality there's only one other show to pull it off, and of course Chief Wiggum from the Simpsons, but Barbrady is probably slightly more idiotic based on the episodes his given match. - htoutlaws2012

24 Jimbo Kern

*gunshots* - Limeyy

''That there is a Rocky Mountain Black Bear, one of the last of it's kind...MY GOD IT'S COMING RIGHT TOWARDS US! '' (shoots bear)

''STOP THAT'S DANGEROUS, you're about to spill your beer.''

''Godammit, Ned, this ain't a whore house, it's a horror house.''

Personally I think Jimbo has the greatest one liners in all of south park.

25 PC Principal PC Principal

''PC BRO! '' PC Principal is one of my favorite characters ever, the way his introduced, and than takes no crap from anybody a very intimidating, and fearless character in the series. - htoutlaws2012

Annoying (bust designed that way)... Proves a nice satirical point about PC culture, but I'm ready to see him taken out of the show int he most 'South Park' way possible

He's one of the funniest characters - venomouskillingmachine

26 Mr. Hat

Mr. Hat that wasn't very nice of you

Your drunk Mr hat - Ihateschool

What IS MR. HAT DOING DOWN IN 44? Mr. Hat is SO AWESOME! - invinciblemario99

27 Mr. Hankey

A talking christmas poo, who first appeared in mr hankey the christmas poo, first season. Oh mr. Hankey the christmas poo, he loves me and I love you!

What would south park be without a little toilet humor. They have the the sex, the drugs, the rock and roll, so why not?

28 Satan

You can't not love the ruler of all things evil actually being a sweet, sensitive guy. I can't understand how he manages to tolerate Saddam. Great singing voice too.

Despite being the ruler of hell, he's an all-round nice guy with some relationship issues. I was rooting for him in 'do the handicapped go to hell? '

Unlike how Satan is portrayed as the evil, intimidating dark lord, South Park’s Satan is basically a gentle giant.

Nobody likes him period

29 Scuzzlebutt

You're right, I want him to be my pet. - Yona_db

Scuzzlebutt has a sweet character. (would be great if he or Damien, make another debut back in season 17)

I agree, it's better than damien or scuzzlebutt return in season 17.

Scuzzlebutt alive, I've seen alive at the end of the movie and at the end of the introduction. Some day he will appear again.

30 Saddam Hussein

You have to laugh at his smile laugh out loud

I can change is so funny - Ihateschool

31 Al Gore

He diserves more votes, I'm cereal!

Lets all make him happy and believe in man bear pig. He just needs a friend.

Every time he's on, it's hilarious. I'm super cereal

I'm super cereal guys, come on, man bear pig is real. Why won't anyone believe me?

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32 Clyde Donovan Clyde Donovan

"The blood is not on my wiener its on Clyde's! "
-Eric Cartman Season 16
Bebe to Kyle "It was fun while it lasted but we have to break up
Kyle says "Ok... "
Bebe goes to Clyde and Clyde says "Yeah Bitch it"

I laugh so hard whenever he cries

Clyde is the best SP character!

Minty in three you're kidding right he's awesome

33 Dr. Alphonse Mephesto

And his buddy kevin...


34 Phillip Phillip

I love his cute accent and funny toilet humor - Ihateschool

35 Kanye West Kanye West Kanye Omari West is an American rapper, songwriter, and fashion designer. He was born on June 8, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia. After West's parents divorced, him and his single mother moved to Chicago, Illinois. At the age of 10, West temporarily moved to Nanjing, China, because his mother was teaching more.

HANDS DOWN. Best South Park celebrity impression so far.

My Beyoncé,is not,a hobbit! lol - Nateawesomeness

He like fishdicks. He's a gay fish

36 Rob Reiner Rob Reiner Robert Reiner is an American actor, director, producer, and writer. As an actor, Reiner first came to national prominence with the role of Michael Stivic on All in the Family, a role that earned him two Emmy Awards during the 1970s.

my goo! - jackwoodrick

37 Bebe Stevens Bebe Stevens

'' Bebe you have boobs... having boobs sucks.'' - DVD trailer of Season 5 - htoutlaws2012

Bebe is by far the best she stood up and has a great fashion sense

In my opinion she's the best character.

Such a funny chareter she was the first girl to stand up to cart man the funniest episode was when she got boobs I was laughing so hard when she made the boys freak out I love bebe

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38 Princess Kenny

My favourite character in the game "South park: the stick of the truth". Basically the anime princess version of Kenny. So adorable. - UltraLunalaX

How can you not love princess Kenny. I mean a cross dressing hooded Japanese princess... It's perfect

Princess Kenny should count as Kenny

Kenny is on this list 3 times?

39 Token Token

Why is he so low? Token's Life Matters! - Limeyy

How's he lower than memes and towelie

How appropriate to call the only black school kid tolkien.

Come on more people should vote token...TOKEN'S LIFE MATTERS

40 Gary Harrison
41 Heidi Turner Heidi Turner

She's okay I guess I mean there starting to give her more character development now but in a way where it put Cartman more over than anything. - htoutlaws2012

I like how she is now Cartman's girlfriends they are the cutest couple - Ihateschool


Before I talk about the third season of south park, I should quickly talk about why I like Heidi and why I think she's underrated.
While season 20 was disappointing, I didn't mind Heidi as a character and to see Cartman have a girlfriend was honestly sweet (even if it was bizarre at first).
By season 21, Cartman and Heidi's relationship became far more enjoyable and less obnoxious.
Probably the strongest reason why I like Heidi is that it adds depth to Cartman as a character, to see Heidi trying to keep their relationship going and Cartman just bringing it down was honestly quite sad yet it still got a chuckle out of me every once in a while.
Eric Cartman wasn't really in my top 5 until season 21 came around, he's the same evil psychopathic monster we've come to love in the first 19 seasons yet by giving him a girlfriend it added a different dimension to him that prevented his original personalities from getting stale.
For the FIRST time in south park, I actually found ...more

42 Ned Gerblansky

Smells like dead fish here... oh man, that is nastyy

43 Hardly Boys

They give me raging clues

Funniest characters ever can't wait for there return giving me raging clues

They should have been called the hard on boys

I am getting a raging clue too

44 Anal Probe Alien

Who doesn't want an alien anal probing cartman

I lovr how the aliens appear in the background!

45 Terrance Terrance

A joint entry, these two fart there way in! They are on a show in a show by the way!

Terrance has a cute Canadian accent and funny toilet humor - Ihateschool

46 Pete
47 Bridon Gueermo
48 Stephen Abootman

We. Want. More. Monei.

We want more money internet money to be exact - Ihateschool

49 Christophe a.k.a The Mole Christophe a.k.a The Mole

I like his amesome personality and his loveable French ascent. Also because they call him the mole is amazing because it fits him.

Severely underrated. Stole my heart even with his limited amount of screentime. I really hope they bring him back!


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