Top 10 Cartoons with Surprisingly Amazing and Complex Plots
The Top Ten
Perfect way to combine a simple plot that also adds in-depth parts that make it complex and awesome
The plot is straightfoward, but the world-building that happens is the real star of the show.
Best animated series ever
One of my favorite shows.
Honestly, this series had an amazing plot as well as an immaculate character development. I absolutely love this show.
Gravity Falls is still one of my favorites and its just so amazing, I'm just sad it didn't last longer.
One of my favourite shows and has a great story
Incredible from start to finish
I wouldn't Recommend watching Season 1 because of the slow phase story and character Development
But worth watching in the end. Season 2 in the other hand was great, the filler episodes kinda bit reduced. would be great if there's no filler episodes
Season 3 is the 2nd best season of Steven Universe (in my opinion) it was a little bit rushed but it has a lot of great episodes on it which has one of my favorite episode.
Season 4 is the 3rd best Season of Steven Universe (in my opinion)
There's a lot that I want to talk about this but the story is kinda slow but still worth watching
Season 5 is the Best Season of Steven Universe right now this is the reason why I watched all season of Steven Universe. the story, The Plot Twist if the season 1,2,3,4 is bad on your opinions then I'm going say this again it's all worth it in the end.
Steven Universe is now my top 1 cartoon show in 2018
Don't forget the music in Steven Universe It's Amazing.
Friendly reminder that season 1 had On The Run, Rose's Scabbard, Jailbreak, introduced Lapis, Lion, and Connie, and Opal
The first season sets up a lot of characters, and doesn't quite get story driven until season two. But when it gets good, it gets good.
If your looking for a show with a lot of plot, This is the right cartoon to pick. Season 1 is mainly charecter development, season 2 has way more plot and lots of mystery, season 3 has even more plot and action, season 4 has lots of new themes and season 5 is more space themed.
Steven Universe has evidence of its plots in its surroundings. The main characters all contribute to the story and the emotions between them. This. Is. A. Masterpiece!
Adventure time had one of ththr most complex story lines ever not just for a cartoon for a T.V. show over all there's so many different dimensions and plot lines and look holes.
Even if it's not completely story driven, it's got amazing backstory and everything. It's just so well written.
Amazing plot and representation, I love this show.
Really nice story with memorable characters!
This show started lacking after The Battle For Mewni, but before that it is amazing. And even after it started lacking a bit, it's still one of my favorites.
This is my favorite show of all time. The last few episodes were amazing, and it has an incredible character development.
Great up until the end of Season 2, and then the writers just give up after that
The best cartoon show I've ever watched!
Not only is this an amazing cartoon, it’s also a horror comedy. Superb.
Great show, especially Season 1 with the mix of suspense, action and romance!
The last 2 seasons were amazing
Definitely one of the best cartoon story lines and surprisingly it isn't all Japanified and with the big eyes and the stupid tear drops.
Addictive with an amazing plot
AMAZING! The most complex and thought-out plot I’ve ever seen in a cartoon.
One of the best, if you're looking for a sweet romantic development and comedy. This is the one to watch. My boi Ron managed to conquer friendzone.
This show had an epic plot. It had a story arc for every character. Characters developed as more and more seasons progressed. It's the BEST SHOW EVER. Why isn't this higher? The show was very complex, yet funny and lighthearted at the same time. Each character had their own fatal flaw which made them who they really are. And besides, who DOESN'T want to see the cute chemistry between Robin and Star as the series progressed?
Very complex plot, with an amazing character development.
I need season 6.
My favorite TV-show.
Ok I have absolutely NO idea why I did not put this in the top 5! >:O
lol I have binge watched the series so many times.
the art, the characters, and the story, all fabulous!
This has arguably one of the best storylines in T.V. history, end of story.
As far as surprisingly complex, this one takes the cake.
Hands down the best show ever! Deserves to be in the top 5.
Highly recommended! The Dub is well done.
Um, last I checked, Sword Art Online is a Japanese anime series, not an American cartoon. Eh, either way, Sword Art Online actually has a good and decent story despite all the garbage the haters have been going on about with their salty SAO hate parade.
It does have a pretty decent plot.
Also, to those who say this is not a cartoon, I have some big news for you.
It is a cartoon, just a japanese one. They never said the results on this page were limited to western animation.
This is the best show ever everyone have to watch it
The world manages to feel real and lived in through all the insanity that happens in the show
Speechless... this is the most incredible and intellectual comedy cartoon that’s ever been created. This is what inspired me to do animation.
Generator Rex was one of the biggest parts of my childhood, but I had only seen a little bit of it.
I recently went back and re-watched the entire thing, and still as a young adult, it did a wonderful job of invoking emotions and I still yearn for a cartoon to fill the hole in my heart that Generator Rex ending left.
It is the best thing I ever watched
Fantastic underrated series
This is the best show ever. It deserves to be in the top 10.
These are the greatest shows of all time
It is so complex and has so much lore. if you like that then consider watching it