Best South Park Characters

South Park, where it snows every day. But who's the best character?
The Top Ten
1 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...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.

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 time, ...more

Cartman, where do I start. He is the best, and probably the most reliable character. In the episode, Cartman finds love, where's he fangirls over the black ship. Is so me, I fangirl a lot. So when I see Cartman do the same it's the best, even in episodes where he's kinda of the bad guy. I still can never ever be super mad.

Whether we get to see his evil mastermind (feeding Scott Tenorman his parents) or his soft heart (saving all the cats in his attic), Cartman is simply the best character in animated television ever. Especially his interactions with Butters are among the funniest things I have ever seen. And while Butters is such an adorably clueless character, he can't compete with the genius of Eric Cartman. The determination and creativity with which he pursues his horrible political and personal agenda makes for great entertainment.

2 Leopold Butters Stotch

Honestly, Butters is one of the most stable and sensible people in South Park; which is saying a lot, seeing as he is a 10-year-old. Compared to many of the other characters, he's a breath of fresh air. He keeps things funny and interesting, but he's not so obnoxious and overbearing like some other characters. Butters is one of the most iconic characters in South Park. His trademark is child innocence and ignorance. In all these weird ass adventures he gets caught up in, he's still positive and optimistic. In my opinion, he's a blinding ray of sunshine in the dark of the other South Park characters. That's what makes him so special, and makes him one, if not the, best character in South Park. You can't change my mind.

Boy, where do I start. He's so loveable, and really gay. He is probably the most gayest character in the show, I think that's mostly why I love his personality

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.

I love this character the most! His accent, his innocence, his posture & gesture, his considerate & optimistic attitude and above all his incoherent mumbling when hole is nervous! Whenever his scene pops up I always laugh even when he is just staring and doing nothing!

3 Randy Marsh

I'm not chugging beer I'm tasting a flight of gluten free German lagers with a French wine pairing. It's called a smorgesvine and its elegantly cultural.

As a worshipper of randy, at the church of randy marsh, I can without a doubt say that Randy is the best and funniest South Park character ever. Every episode randy stars in and every episode me makes a cameo in is the greatest. Randy is a classic, he's so childish yet thinks he's so great and he's the only scientist in town and he's just the best. I can't even explain it. His run when he's dressed as Spider-Man says it all.

Randy is great. He’s hilarious and such a likable character. He’s pretty much tied with Butters on best South Park characters

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!

4 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, though you can't understand him half the time, he is so sweet and cute you can't help but love this guy. When I found that he was Mysterion I was so happy and that he got a bigger role than he normally does. I wish Trey and Matt would give more attention to this little guy.

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.

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.

Although he dies very often, and isn't exactly given as much attention as the other three main characters, I feel Kenny has a lot deeper character than meets the eye. On the outside, yes he's adorable and continues to make us laugh at his constant perverseness.

Yet, if we look closer we can see he's shown to really show compassion for his friends, he does well as a protective older brother, and we can see how much he hates and feels about his curse. I especially love the more recent episodes where Kenny is no longer so much as a "prop" and more like an actual character. It really shows that Kenny has feelings and it really makes you rethink all the times he's died and how he's had to relive over and over.

Really Kenny is a very interesting character, and a very cute one at that. ^ ^

He dies in almost every single episode in Seasons 1-5 compared to Season 7-present where he rarely dies.

5 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. Stan is one of the show's four central characters, along with Kyle Broflovski, Kenny McCormick, and Eric Cartman.

Stan is reasonable, caring, and adorable. In more detail though, I like Stan the best because he actually cares about all of his friends, though it's not always shown and he does sometimes mark Cartman off as evil (but who really doesn't? Anyone who doesn't recognize Cartman as the (loveable) jerk is blind). I especially find his sensitivity about animal issues cute and nice -- and Stan makes so many good points about humanity and society in general. Stan also has great interaction with characters that don't get much love in both the series and in reality. I really like him, and agree with how Cartman made him the hero in his bloody Christmas story. Stan really is the hero of the show.

The reason why Stan is my favorite is because he's the most relatable character on the show. Most of the decisions he makes are things that most people would do. He's also much smarter and more mature than Kyle, Kenny and Cartman. Having him be the voice of reason is what makes his character the strongest in my opinion. With all this madness going on there has to be somebody normal there too. His reactions to all the crazy things going on is hilarious and relatable. Cartman may be the face of the series, but Stan is the heart and soul of the series. It just wouldn't be South Park without him.

By far this is one of the most nicest south park characters ever ( right behind butters ) So nice he even wanted to save all the baby cows from being killed in the episode Fun with vail, He would not even give them up. He was even sent to the hospital because he was keeping them safe. Plus in the newer episodes he has been struggling. Plus I think Stan is cute and I think he deserves a better girlfriend unlike Wendy. While everyone is a jerk in South Park besides Kenny, Butters, And maybe Kyle. Stan will always be my number 1 favorite. I like him so much he is even on my profile pic

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.

6 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.

Despite being bullied by Cartman most of the time, Kyle is a very respectable character. He's the most compassionate and righteous out of the four boys, he's more prone to speak out what's wrong in a situation and try to help others in their time of need. Sure at times he can be too preachy or hotheaded at times, but he's still a good character.

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.

Kyle is basically the ONLY reason I watch South Park. Honestly, it gets on my nerves that most of the fandom prefers the show's humor more than its moral nature. We need morals, and with that being said, Kyle would be a perfect leader! Also, I'm surprised people call him a hypocrite compared to Cartman. And when he saves Cartman from something, he has proper reasons. Cartman has only saved Kyle for his own SELFISH motives. And even though Kyle's often thought of as the least popular of the four boys (which is a shame), people still call him OVERRATED. Like WHAT THE HELL?! With that fact, he's clearly UNDERRATED! People really need to check their facts and realize that we all need a Kyle Broflovski in our lives!

I feel like the only reason some people don't like him is because they are in love with cartman. Yes, I know that he's funny and all, but that's it. Cartman is a horrible person. Kyle may not be as hysterical, but he still is funny. You can't just like a character because they are funny, there needs to be other traits. Cartman has none. Kyle is an actual good human being, who is smart as well as compassionate and relates to others. He is a great romodel, who even though is constantly tormented and humiliated by Cartman A LOT, always keeps moving forward, and will do anything in his power to protect the ones he cares about as well as do what's right.

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

This guy has the information and songs, so remember there's a place for everything and it's college. Also having sex needs to be at 17.

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.

Chef is like real cool! Like esp when he says overly libido sorta stuff all the time, never anything else! So funny! Hey and also like when he says "hey kids how you doing'? " and they say "bad" all the time!.. That's seriously hilarious!

I loved chef I wish he was still on south park. Chocolate salty balls is the best south park song of all time. It's a shame the guy that voiced him died.

8 Mr Garrison

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.

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.

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's the gayest character I have ever seen, first he was a guy, then a girl, to a guy. Every time he changed his sexuality to gay

9 Mr. Mackey

''Drugs are bad M'kay.'' Mr. Mackey is my favorite adult character in terms of a school setting I always fought he was great whatever you could do with him.

Young Mr. Mackey in "Insheeption" is the funniest thing I've ever seen

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

Don't do drugs, drugs are bad, mmkay? If you do drugs, then you're bad...

10 Jimmy Valmer

To me, Jimmy is just an over all likeable character. He isn't mean spirited, has good humorous moments, and is just a interesting charater to watch.

Jimmy is easily the most underrated character. At first, I just thought he was just a boring cripple kid, but I really got to know him in "Cripple Fight", "Erection Day", and that steroid episode. He's really grown on me

It is so funny when he stutters, and also when he hangs out with Timmy. It is also funny when he swears. He is one of the best-made crippled characters ever. Take this line for example:

Wendy... Stan says your a cont..a cont.. A continuous source of inspiration.
-Jimmy Valmer

Super under-rated character. Although disabled, he's hilarious and sometimes badass! Jimmy always has something that makes me laugh or puts a giant smile on my face

The Newcomers

? Butters Stotch Leopold "Butters" Stotch is a fictional character in the animated television series South Park. He is voiced by series co-creator Matt Stone and loosely based on co-producer Eric Stough.
The Contenders
11 Timmy

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

A nice little recurring character

He should get a spin off

Timmy! that's about all I can say.

12 Craig Tucker

Craig is such a mature, chill guy. He's very logical so he usually thinks things thru instead of feeling them, yet he's the sweetest around Tweek.

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

Best character hands down. I relate to him sooo much, and overall, his lines are hilarious. I would be sooo happy if craig got more screentime.

Craig is the most mature out of the boys and really cool and confident, not letting cartman or anybody else crap on him. He has funny moments as well and overall he is the most "normal" character

13 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

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

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

I can't help but to listen to little Ike's voice so often, it's so cute!

14 Tweek

Tweek actually has pretty interesting personality and also is a good example of anxiety. Despite he's jittery paranoid and seems to be scared of everything he's really brave and is able to protect his friends. Tweek also is just funny and cool character to watch
love this crackhead

I'm obsessed with him! He's adorable! No, adorable is an understatement. There is no word to describe how cute he is! I think I love him so much because he's so relatable, at least to me. I also love coffee, twitch, and I'm gay. There is reason why he was the one to replace Kenny. Because he had great character and his development was able to happen in a few episodes. His personality is a great match for the boys. He fits in everywhere. Even though he's a spaz he's just such a great friend.

I loved Tweek since the first episode he was introduced in, yes he's jittery and can't sit still but he's funny and cares for his friends greatly it was great when he was Kenny's replacement for a while until he came back It showed the audience that Tweek isn't a one time character don't get me wrong I love Kenny too and it sucked when he was gone but my top three favorite characters are:
1. Kyle
2. Tweek
3. Butters

JESUS CHRIST! He's just so - ngh - funny! And I - GAH! - love him so much!

Lol but he really is a great character once you overlook his jittery, twitchy and loud side. Tweek is just so cute and sweet; one of the few characters who actually seems to CARE about his friends. Plus, I love the little thing he does when he's stressed and tugs at his hair haha! Also how can you not ship Craig x Tweek?

15 Wendy Testaburger Winifred "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. ...read more.

Wendy is extremely adorable but she’s also a badass.
I loved when was mad at Miss Ellen and stood up to Butters for making fun of Lisa.

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.

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.

The episode where she fights Cartland is the only episode I like with Wendy, otherwise she is a arrogant, hypocritical, self-important nightmare of girl. She is all the whiny holier than though aspects of kyle without the humour or charm. She is incapable of having fun and is the Courtney love of South Park. She drags Stan down as a character and episodes that try to show their "love" are dull to watch

16 Mickey Mouse

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.

Haha this guy is awesome! He's so funny and hilarious. I can't stop laughing at the ring episode.

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

17 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

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.

He's an ill-tempered, hilarious racist that really has an issue with "Japanese Dogs."

''Let's go child labor! '' May I prease take your order, I need mor seasons to be apart of the Town of South Park. What do you say Dennis?

18 Mysterion

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!

I was having a little trouble picking and so I just picked Mysterion because I love Mysterion. So, anyway, yeah Mysterion is pretty awesome. Plus, he's adorable

He's cute because he's kenny and the the best character tied with kenny

Underrated character. So damn badass gotta love him.

19 Jesus Christ

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

The fact that South Park made him so normal, it adds to the hilarity to his character

Should be number one with Eric number two!

Jesus is good I don't know

20 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

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.

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

21 Officer Barbrady

Chickenlover is the best episode.

T is for turtle
I need to go poopie

''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.

22 Jimbo Kern

He's literally the most underrated character ever.

''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.

23 PC Principal

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

I die laughing whenever he deals with micro aggressions

I die laughing whenever he comes on. So hilarious!

24 Clyde Donovan

He is just yes. I enjoy his just random commentary and how he is pervy like Kenny, he also doesn't seem to fully hate cartman. I enjoy seeing clyde in south park I like his character in general.

As far as the class goes, per capita best used character behind the boys, butters and timmy

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

93? And I thought he was one of the most popular

25 Towelie

Towelie is the funniest character. He's the typical stoner in his own world.

"You're a towel! "

"I have no idea what's going on".

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

Don't forget to bring a towel!

I like how the Popeye song plays when he gets high.

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