Top 10 Main Protagonists from Animated Shows

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Every TV show has a main protagonist or two, and on this list, we'll be counting down the best main protagonists from animated TV shows. Do not add supporting characters like Patrick Star, Grunkle Stan, Zuko, etc. because they are not the main protagonists, they are supporting protagonists. Oh, and also if a show has a villain protagonist, they're aloud on this list too because they're still the main character, example: Zim (Invader Zim). So basically any main character from an animated TV show is aloud on this list. SPOILERS AHEAD.

The Top Ten

1 Aang - Avatar: The Last Airbender Aang - Avatar: The Last Airbender Avatar Aang is a fictional character and the protagonist of Nickelodeon's animated television series Avatar: The Last Airbender, voiced by Zach Tyler Eisen. Aang is the last surviving Airbender, a monk of the Air Nomads' Southern Air Temple.

So basically, you all probably know by now that Avatar: The Last Airbender is my favorite cartoon. Twinkle Toes is my second favorite character from the show. He is brave, heroic, and optimistic. He defeated the fire lord at age 12 (technically age 112 but you get the idea). Oh, and he's sort of inspiring. - PeeledBanana

Aang is one of the most likable and well developed characters in Avatar, and especially in all of animation. - Jackamalio

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I really want this guy to die of heart failure - LarrytheFairy

2 Mordecai - Regular Show Mordecai - Regular Show

He's funny.

3 SpongeBob SquarePants - Sponge Bob Squarepants SpongeBob SquarePants - Sponge Bob Squarepants SpongeBob SquarePants is a fictional character and the titular character and protagonist of the American animated television series of the same name.

SpongeBob is a very famous character, no where near the fame of Bugs Bunny but still very famous, he is a happy-going sea sponge who is very lovable even though he is annoying sometimes and acts like a complete douchebag! sometimes *cough cough A Pal for Gary cough cough*. But still, he has his gold moments in the first three seasons, especially season 2. - PeeledBanana

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 Mabel Pines
5 Mabel Pines - Gravity Falls Mabel Pines - Gravity Falls Mabel Pines is one of the lead characters of the Disney XD animated series Gravity Falls. The character is voiced by Kristen Schaal, and designed by the series creator, Alex Hirsch. She is inspired by Hirsch's own twin sister, Ariel Hirsch. She is a caring, boy-crazy 12 year old girl that moved to the ...read more.

Dipper is better but Mabel is still awesome! Mabel is sometimes selfish but is still a very kind character who will help Dipper to the end, they're a great sibling duo. - PeeledBanana

6 Finn - Adventure Time Finn - 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.
7 Phineas Flynn - Phineas and Ferb Phineas Flynn - Phineas and Ferb Phineas Flynn is one of the protagonists of the animated television series Phineas and Ferb. Voiced by Vincent Martella and created and designed by Dan Povenmire, Phineas first appeared along with the rest of the series' main characters in the pilot episode "Rollercoaster." Phineas, along with his stepbrother ...read more.
8 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.
9 Bugs Bunny - Looney Toons Bugs Bunny - Looney Toons Bugs Bunny is an animated cartoon character, created by the staff of Leon Schlesinger Productions (later Warner Bros.) He is one of the most famous cartoon characters, and he is in the show Looney Tunes. His famous quote is "What's up doc?". He is a gray colored bunny with big teeth and big feet. His ...read more.

Bugs Bunny! Everyone's favorite classic rabbit including mine! He is very famous now and first appeared in the 1930s! Wow! This bunny has so many famous quotes/lines and I bet you can quote one right now. "What's up doc? ", " Gee, ain't I a stinker? ", and many more quotes/lines! He is impossible to hate and arguably the most recognizable cartoon character of all time! - PeeledBanana

10 Blossom - The Powerpuff Girls Blossom - The Powerpuff Girls Blossom is the leader of The Powerpuff Girls and one of the three main protaganists of the show. She was created in 1992 by Craig McCracken. She has long, red hair up in a ponytail with a giant red bow, pink eyes, pink dress with black belt, and white socks with Mary Jane shoes. She is intelligent, ...read more.

The Contenders

11 Ezra Bridger - Star Wars Rebels Ezra Bridger - Star Wars Rebels
12 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.
13 Rigby - Regular Show Rigby - Regular Show Rigby is a character from the cartoon Regular Show created by JG Quintel. He's best friends with Mordecai (A talking Blue Jay). Together they slack around and have fun in the park. A place where they work and have the risk of being fired from.

Even though I like Mordecai better, Rigby is still awesome! He may sometimes seem like a jerk who doesn't care and is selfish but he's proven he's a hero and he has a heart multiple times - PeeledBanana

14 Ash Ketchum - Pokémon Ash Ketchum - Pokémon Ash Ketchum, known as Satoshi in Japan, is a fictional character in the Pokémon franchise owned by Nintendo. Ash is training to be a Pokemon Master, with his buddy Pikachu. Ash tries to stop the evil Team Rocket from stealing his Pikachu.
15 Twilight Sparkle - My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Twilight Sparkle - My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Twilight Sparkle is the primary main character of My Little Pony Friendship is Magic. She is a female unicorn pony who transforms into an Alicorn and becomes a princess in Magical Mystery Cure.
16 K.O. - OK K.O.: Let's Be Heroes!
17 Peter Griffin - Family Guy Peter Griffin - Family Guy Peter Griffin is the main protagonist and titular character of the American animated sitcom Family Guy.
18 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.
19 Kim Possible - Kim Possible Kim Possible - Kim Possible Kimberly Ann "Kim" Possible is a fictional character who appears in the animated television series Kim Possible, voiced by American actress Christy Carlson Romano.
20 Batman - Batman: The Animated Series Batman - Batman: The Animated Series Batman aka Bruce Wayne is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. The character was created by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger, and first appeared in Detective Comics #27. In film, he has been portrayed by Adam West, Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney, ...read more.

Batman: The Animated Series is one of the best superhero T.V. shows ever! The Joker is an excellent main antagonist and Batman is an excellent main protagonist! He is Batman and has The Joker as a villain, what is there more to say? - PeeledBanana

21 Bessie Higgenbottom - The Mighty B! Bessie Higgenbottom - The Mighty B!
22 Robin - Teen Titans Robin - Teen Titans
23 Sonic - Sonic X
24 Sanjay Patel - Sanjay and Craig
25 Tommy Pickles - Rugrats Tommy Pickles - Rugrats Thomas "Tommy" Malcolm Pickles is a fictional character that appears in the Nickelodeon animated television series Rugrats and its spin-off All Grown Up! as the protagonist of the shows.
26 Rocko - Rocko's Modern Life Rocko - Rocko's Modern Life Rocko is the eponymous fictional character of the cartoon Rocko's Modern Life and the comic book series of the same name.
27 Harvey Beaks - Harvey Beaks Harvey Beaks - Harvey Beaks
28 Lincoln Loud - The Loud House Lincoln Loud - The Loud House
29 Goku - Dragon Ball Z Goku - Dragon Ball Z Son Goku (Kakarrot) is the main protagonist in Dragon Ball franchise created by Akira Toriyama in 1984. He has many abilities like, super strength, utilization of ki, flight, teleportation, super speed, enhanced reflexes, and Super Saiyan transformation that increase strength, speed, and durability. ...read more.
30 Steven Universe - Steven Universe Steven Universe - Steven Universe
31 Arthur Read - Arthur Arthur Read - Arthur
32 Stan Smith - American Dad Stan Smith - American Dad Stanford Leonard "Stan" Smith is the main protagonist of the adult animated sitcom American Dad!. He is voiced by the series' co-creator and executive producer, Seth MacFarlane.
33 Bob Belcher - Bob's Burgers Bob Belcher - Bob's Burgers
34 Hank Hill - King of the Hill Hank Hill - King of the Hill Hank Rutherford Hill is a fictional character and the main protagonist on the animated television series King of the Hill.
35 Huey Freeman - The Boondocks Huey Freeman - The Boondocks Huey Freeman is one of the main protagonists and antihero in The Boondocks syndicated comic strip written by Aaron McGruder, as well as the animated TV series of the same name.
36 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.
37 Morty Smith - Rick And Morty Morty Smith - Rick And Morty
38 Charlie Brown - Peanuts Charlie Brown - Peanuts
39 Riley Freeman - The Boondocks Riley Freeman - The Boondocks
40 Sterling Archer - Archer
41 Doug Funnie - Doug Doug Funnie - Doug
42 Otis - Back At The Barnyard
43 Ruby Rose - Rwby Ruby Rose - Rwby

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1. SpongeBob SquarePants - Sponge Bob Squarepants
2. Ezra Bridger - Star Wars Rebels
3. Homer Simpson - The Simpsons
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1. Aang - Avatar: The Last Airbender
2. Dipper Pines - Gravity Falls
3. Mordecai - Regular Show
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1. Dexter - Dexter's Laboratory
2. Blossom - The Powerpuff Girls
3. Finn - Adventure Time
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