Top 10 Best Cartoon Protagonists

BoredJeff02
I looked at what I considered to be bad cartoon protagonists but now I'll be looking at what I consider to be good cartoon protagonists. Also a quick reminder anime characters will be excluded. And no background/ side characters or villians.

The Top Ten

1 Homer Simpson - The Simpsons Homer Simpson - The Simpsons Homer Jay Simpson is the protagonist of the American animated television series The Simpsons as the patriarch of the eponymous family.

Even though the Simpsons isn't as great as it used to be Homer is one of the only good things about newer episodes of the show. - BoredJeff02

Why is he not #1!? - TrueWolf99

He's ok but not number one material in my eyes. - BoredJeff02

2 Arnold Shortman - Hey Arnold Arnold Shortman - Hey Arnold

Definitely top 5 material in my eyes. - BoredJeff02

3 Danny Fenton - Danny Phantom Danny Fenton - Danny Phantom Daniel "Danny" Fenton is a human version of Danny Phantom from the Nickelodeon show, "Danny Phantom" by Butch Hartman. Unlike Danny Phantom, he is an average, clumsy, and awkward unpopular teenager who hates bullies in his school.

Cliche I know but as a protagonist his pros and cons are evenly ballanced out which truly makes him stand out. - BoredJeff02

4 Dipper Pines - Gravity Falls Dipper Pines - Gravity Falls Dipper Pines is the main character in Gravity Falls which the show aired from 2012 to 2016. He is the brother of Mable Pines

Quirky but decent overall and well written. - BoredJeff02

5 Samurai Jack - Samurai Jack Samurai Jack - Samurai Jack

Self explantory to be honest. - BoredJeff02

6 Gumball Watterson - The Amazing World of Gumball Gumball Watterson - The Amazing World of Gumball Gumball Watterson is a twelve-year-old blue cat who is prone to causing mischief across the town due to not staying inside of the box. He is fairly egotistical and a veteran snarker; despite this, Gumball has a big heart and is surprisingly selfless. Although Gumball can be intelligent at times, he ...read more.

Even though the show went downhill Gumball still is a great protagonist. - BoredJeff02

The show stayed good and this character went downhill. BoredJeff02 what are you talking about? - 445956

7 Ben Tennyson - Ben 10 Ben Tennyson - Ben 10

Excluding the awful Ben 10 reboot... he generally is a likable protagonist in the original Ben 10 series. - BoredJeff02

8 Batman - Batman the Animated Series

Lincoln Loud is above this. Wow. - 445956

GET HIM ABOVE LINCOLN LOUD - 445956

9 SpongeBob SquarePants - SpongeBob SquarePants SpongeBob SquarePants - SpongeBob SquarePants SpongeBob SquarePants is an American animated television series created by marine biologist and animator Stephen Hillenburg for Nickelodeon. SpongeBob is currently the most popular show on Nickelodeon, as well as the longest running show, running for 18 years, and is beginning its 11th season. The show ...read more.
10 Korra - Avatar: The Legend of Korra Korra - Avatar: The Legend of Korra Avatar Korra is the title lead character in Nickelodeon's animated television series The Legend of Korra, in which she is depicted as the current incarnation of the Avatar, responsible for maintaining peace and balance in the world.

She starts of completly arrogant but throuout the series she learned from her mistakes and does everything to better herself as the Avatar. - egnomac

The Contenders

11 Philip J. Fry - Futurama Philip J. Fry - Futurama
12 Robin - Teen Titans Robin - Teen Titans

Unlike his awful GO contintuation, the original TT Robin was a leader that was strict but enjoyable from the first episode to the last episode of the series. - BoredJeff02

13 Lincoln Loud - The Loud House Lincoln Loud - The Loud House

One of the best protagonist yeah he does act selfishly at times but he does realizes his mistakes and does everything he can to fix things especially when it comes to his sisters. - egnomac

Of course Loud House Haters would have a problem with Lincoln being on this list, I personally think he's a great protagonist a hell of a lot better than Timmy Turner.

Hell yeah he's a great protagonist

Please make him lower... - BoredJeff02

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14 Stan Marsh - South Park
15 Mickey Mouse - Disney Mickey Mouse - Disney Mickey Mouse is a funny animal cartoon character and the official mascot of The Walt Disney Company. He was created by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks at the Walt Disney Studios in 1928.
16 Finn The Human - Adventure Time Finn The Human - Adventure Time Finn 'the Human' Mertens is a fictional character and the main protagonist of the American animated television series Adventure Time created by Pendleton Ward.

He's a very likable protagonist that struggles but still pulls through. Even though the episodes centering around him loving someone aren't generally my favorite kind of episodes... - BoredJeff02

Jake for the win - 445956

17 Dexter - Dexter's Laboratory Dexter - Dexter's Laboratory Dexter is a fictional character and the titular protagonist of the Cartoon Network animated series, Dexter's Laboratory.
18 Jonny Quest - Jonny Quest
19 Rick Sanchez - Rick and Morty Rick Sanchez - Rick and Morty Rick Sanchez is a fictional character from the American animated television series Rick and Morty, aired on Adult Swim.

A bit too high R & M is ok but definitely not top 10 material. - BoredJeff02

20 Jake The Dog - Adventure Time Jake The Dog - Adventure Time Jake the Dog is, along with Finn the Human, a fictional character and one of the main cast in the American animated television series Adventure Time created by Pendleton Ward.
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Top Remixes (4)

1. Arnold Shortman - Hey Arnold
2. Lincoln Loud - The Loud House
3. Korra - Avatar: The Legend of Korra
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1. Dipper Pines - Gravity Falls
2. Homer Simpson - The Simpsons
3. Philip J. Fry - Futurama
Gangem
1. Danny Fenton - Danny Phantom
2. Ben Tennyson - Ben 10
3. Homer Simpson - The Simpsons
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