Top 10 Best Nickelodeon Characters of All Time

The Top Ten
1 SpongeBob 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 one of the best cartoon characters to ever exist. I am poersonally heartbroken by the gay rumors about him. SpongeBob deserves far more respect than he does now. The newer episodes are not bad by the way! And seriously, with all the crap they are airing on Nick these days (Breadwinners, Sanjay and Craig, Sam and Cat, etc. ), Nickelodeon is dead. At least it would be dead, if it weren't for SpongeBob SquarePants. Nickelodeon isn't dead yet, but it's definitely on life support. SpongeBob is the life support.

I actually can't find anything to say about this show that isn't positive. Amazing, colorful art, good storyline. Even when you're an adult, you can't help laughing at it sometimes. Most people think Patrick is the funniest, but personally, I crack up at SpongeBob more than all of the others. It's an amazing show, not to mention the most likeable one on Nick.

In conclusion, SpongeBob is among my favorite shows. And almost every other kid in the world will ...more

Hi I'm Top10Jacob. I voted for him and Arnold because these two are the main characters of my twe absolute favorite cartoons Nickelodeon has to offer! SpongeBob deserves it more though since I know him longer. Being a really positive and somewhat humorous character, Spongebob is apart of one of the most famous cartoons to ever be shown.

SpongeBob is the best character on any show and is a great role model. He works hard, is honest, a great friend, and funny. He truly is the heart and soul of Nick, one of the only characters still on from the twentieth century. If he left, I would never watch Nick again.

He is funny. He has been my friend since the first season and episode of SpongeBob. Without him nick would be a flop, nobody will like nick. SpongeBob SquarePants is making nick a blockbuster. Love you SpongeBob, you are my bff

2 Patrick Star Patrick Star is a fictional character in the American animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants, and he is one of the 10 main characters in the show. He is voiced by actor Bill Fagerbakke, who also voices numerous other characters on the show. Created and designed by marine biologist and cartoonist Stephen Hillenburg, the series creator, Patrick first appeared on television in the show's pilot episode "Help Wanted" on May 1, 1999. more.

Patrick is so dumb to the point where it's funny like when in the episode where everyone is blasting their letters to Santa in the sky and SpongeBob asks "what did you wish for Patrick"? Then Patrick says "another piece of paper"You would find this funny cause earlier in the episode he keeps ripping his paper

He may be the funniest character on SpongeBob but he's more of the funniest character on Nickelodeon. His stupidity cracks everybody up even me. GO PATRICK!

Twinkle twinkle Patrick star. I made myself a sandwich. My mommy named it Fred. It tastes like beans and bacon. And it smells like its been dead! Best song ever on SpongeBob.

Partick was funny until he became stupider, he has gotten so stupid that he decided to ruin SpongeBob's life many times throughout episodes, Thanks a lot Nick.

3 Prince Zuko Prince Zuko is a fictional character in Nickelodeon's animated television series Avatar: The Last Airbender. Zuko is a master firebender and his younger sister is Azula . He is the son of Prince Ozai and Princess Ursa .

"I love Avatar. And this character is what topped it off for me. Not only is he a kick butt villain, he is a funny guy. I love his skill at firebending. I love how he wants to show his father who he really is throughout the show. Go Zuko! "

I'm glad that you love Avatar and Zuko just as I do. But for your information, you're wrong about these things:

1. Zuko's NOT a villain. In Book One, he was an anti-villain. In Book Two, he became an anti-hero and stayed that way until its finale. In Book Three he slowly went back to being an anti-hero and finally became a true hero.

2. He's NOT funny. I don't find anything funny about him. If he is funny, I'd like him less because I loathe funny characters. In fact, I've grown to dislike humor as I got older. Therefore, I now treat the word funny as an insult. And so, I like serious characters better because I can relate to them better.

Has the best backstory as well as journey of all the characters I've seen. And I'm a 90s kid! Avatar is really the best show ever made from nick. Factually, in the running time it was on nick (it's prime) it made more money than SpongeBob did in his prime. Avatar was a show that not only kids could watch but adults and people of all ages would love to see this amazing story and unique creation that no other show has had. Avatar entertained THE MOST. Long live avatar

Prince Zuko underwent the biggest character development throughout the entire series out of everyone. Though Aang went from the "boy in the iceberg" to fully realized Avatar Aang, Prince Zuko is by far one of the most well thought out characters on Nickelodeon.

He is awesome! You could actually feel his pain while watching the episodes. SpongeBob or Patrick should not even be in this list because they are stupid and the show is not even good. It has no storyline and you can't even feel the emotions of the characters like you can in Avatar

4 Arnold

Best 90s show ever. I've loved Hey Arnold since I was a little kid. I've seen every episode of Hey Arnold!. My sister watches with me some time. I'm a big fan of Hey Arnold. Every episode has a story and a lesson. I also love all of the different legend's in the show. Like Ghost Bride, the list and more. If I have kids I want them to grow up with Hey Arnold! Like I did. There's no nativity in the show almost ever episode has a positive message. I love Arnold. He has a heart of gold. I see why Helga is head over heels for him laugh out loud. He's sweet, kind, looks on the bright side of everything and he saved the neighborhood. The movie was also good. I love every character in the show. Hey Arnold! Forever

Hey Arnold was deep, funny, crazy, serious and just plain creative. It was a wonderful balance of unique characters so there was someone for everyone to love. It's one of my most favorite Nickelodeon shows of all time because it was able to be so simple yet leave such an impact with it's comedy and style. Arnold himself was a wonderful character, instead of being the one causing all of the chaos he was the one at the center, trying to keep everything in check. Rarely can a level-headed protagonist be done so well in a cartoon, which is what makes Arnold unique.

Arnold is an amazing character because he is so unique. Unique in a sense that he's not like many of the protagonists characterized in today's modern cartoons. He's not a super hero, he's not overly wacky, but he has a heart of gold that many people young and old can look at as something to inspire to. Arnold is driven, and he is a great symbolism for hope and I feel that it's very rare to see such realistic positivity in cartoon characters these days. If anything, Arnold is the only one who met those standards concerning nicktoon shows. He deserves to be on the top!

Arnold is a character which everyone could admired because of his many good qualities like optimistic, idealistic, patient, smart and kind. He is a character which could touches many people's life and he is the only character which many people could learn from him including myself :) I don't think there would be any better Nick character than Arnold!

5 Zim Zim is the titular protagonist and anti-hero of the American animated series Invader Zim, created by Jhonen Vasquez for Nickelodeon.

Regardless of his motives we find ourselves rooting for him. Whether it is because the show's depiction of the human race makes you want to throw a chair or maybe because the show makes you deep down see a bit of yourself in Zim's worst habits. There's a bit of tragedy behind the guy. Best of all- it's a Nickelodeon villain yet he's the tragic anti hero. This harbinger of doom will have you laughing and thinking at the same time.

Zem is fantastic as a charachter because he is not perfect, and plays both protagonist and antagonist. He is quirky, bad, funny and all around has great depth to him. His interactions to everyday life are hillarious and in some ways have a ring of truth to them in human life. He is intelligent and his schemes are always great to watch. Even though he is trying to conquer earth and is quite devious we still find ourselves greatly compelled to like him and he even comes off as childish sometimes. And relatable. I think it is great to have a charachter that is jot always peachy but is still attractive and even not human. This show was brilliant. If it were aired anywhere except money hungry nick we probably wohld have seen a lot more of his great shenanigans and rivalry with also amazing carachter Dib and who knows? Maybe even conquer earth

I feel Zim doesn't have enough popularity because he is overshadowed by gir. ( but I still love that goofball:) ) Zim has the funniest lines, outrageous plans for destruction and never fails to entertain. This was in my opinion the best show on nick and Zim's voice actor also voices oh I don't know.. BILLY from the grim adventures of billy and mandy! Another awesome Cartoon Network show ;)
"Now gir, let us rain some doom down on the filthy heads of our doomed enimies! " I have also noticed both themes sound similar.. 0_0

Zim should be at the top of the list! His show was the best cartoon I've ever watched, he makes me giggle insanely whenever his "greatest plan ever! " Goes awry. All hail Zim, the Almighty smallest!

6 Danny Fenton 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.

Danny is a character that I wish there was at any school in the world. He doesn't like violence, loves and respects his family even though he is sometimes embarrassed with them. Also, he doesn't choose friends by their looks or funds. He is a character that knows how to live a honest and true life by having true friends and understanding them. Even his ghost-form, Danny's character doesn't change into arrogance and pridefulness. That is what makes him a real hero. Go Danny Fenton! (and Phantom)

Danny is a very well-developed character. He's the average teenager, but with ghost powers! He is very relatable and also a great role model. He shows that it is okay to make mistakes, but do everything you can to make things right again.

Although Danny has supernatural powers, he's your average teenage boy. It's pretty easy to relate to him and understand his character. He's also a pretty nice kid, brave, and cares deeply about his friends and family.

Danny! Yes! He is the coolest superhero of ALL TIME! He' s like Spider-Man but with ghost powers. I think that show was absolutely genius and they need to do another!

7 Timmy Turner Timothy "Timmy" Tiberius Turner is a ten-year old boy who is a fictional character and the main protagonist of the American animated series The Fairly OddParents created by Butch Hartman for Nickelodeon.

Timmy is hilarious in the old seasons.

Timmy is so hot and cute!

Timmy is annoying.

I want his Fairies I would have all kind of things. I would love to be a little boy with buckd teeth and a litte pink hat I love Timmy hate that Vicky chicka but if it wasnt for her there would be no show that the reason he has is fairies

8 Gir

I just bought a shirt with him on it two days ago. I love him.

Gir needs to be at least in the top 2. He is awesome.

Gir is what made Invader Zim awesome.

He's so cute! And I love him

9 Squidward Tentacles Squidward Tentacles is a fictional character voiced by actor Rodger Bumpass in the American animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants.

I meant to type "sponge" in place of "cephalopod. " My bad.

As I observed before, Squidward is more mature than that damn SpongeBob. It sickens me how low the sponge has sank in making his life miserable. Not only that.

SpongeBob has also given others character crap. One of them is Mrs. Puff, whom I don't' believe has been flanderized. Instead, it's the sponge who's been flanderized into a beyond annoying, irksome, and highly problematic brat. It also sickens me that he brainwashed many people into sucking up to him andbashin' those who hate him. Well, they shoudl shut the hell up and shove their love him up their asses.

I like Squidard because he's like me in terms of personality. But I hate when anyone claims that he's funny and hilarious. Would you think that you're funny if you get put through the same crap that he's put through?

Besides, humorless folks are my minds of folks. And I wish that that octopus would kill the sponge and starfish for ruining his life.

In Season 1 we can see Squidward cares about him. Examples: Pizza Delivery, NightYard Shift and other episodes. Also we could still see Squidward get hurt but at least they had a reason for it. Now they use him as a punching bag with no reason. And Squidward just says this every time NOW (I think) TO SPONGEBOB. Spongebob go away! and No.

He has been tortured so many times by SpongeBob and Patrick throughout many episodes in the new seasons, way too gross and disturbing.

10 Ren Hoek

What?! Cat Valentine is 16, and Ren is 38?! That's crazy! Some people need to watch the 90's cartoons! Trust me, they are better than the ones today. Not even Lori from All That is lower than Cat, and Lori is WAY more like able! This list needs to be fixed. If you watch All That you'll see that it's better than that Victorious crap! Sorry, but that's my opinion. If you watch the new episodes of Spongebob, you'll see that it is 2010-present garbage. And don't even get me started on Tori Vega! Well, at least CatDog is on the list...

SpongeBob is my favorite, but Ren and Stimpy is my second fave. How are the Victorious characters above Ren Hoek? Nick today SUCKS and it's not as good as it once was! I know I'm not a 90s kid, but I've seen the 90s Nicktoons and they are great! Ren's anger is funny and charming, so he is one of the best Nick characters to me.

Everything about Ren is just so relatable, hilarious & charming. Sometimes, I feel like I can't tell the difference between him and myself. He's one of those characters that deserves a series with just him alone. :3

Of course, SpongeBob characters are in the top... Anyways, I love Ren, he's amazing.

The Contenders
11 Aang 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.

Aang has the traits of a role model. Avatar is a good show for kids. Aang, as the lead character is very compassionate, gentle and kind which makes him very lovable. Besides his personality, he is very talented being able to control the four elements, air, water, earth and fire as the avatar. His agility and power makes everyone want to be him. One of the most thrilling action pack cartoon to be ever aired on Nickelodeon. If I have more than two thumbs, I'd put them all up. Really sad when the show ended. And yes, Aang deserves number 1!

"Twinkle toes" is not the stereotypical male hero! He is a meek and humble monk who showed the world that kindness is not weakness. I adore him!

Such a good and breezy boi. He should be number 2, second only to Zuko, Katara close behind.

Aang is the best cartoon character.

12 Katara Katara is a fictional character in Nickelodeon's animated television series Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra.

So much of the negativity surrounding Katara has been because of the fact that people see her as inferior. The exact opposite is true, however. Katara is an amazing character who not only is essential to the story line, but can be seen as the most important character on the show seeing as how she aids Avatar Aang the most in his quest to unlock the Avatars true power.

She is the best avatar character she was even popular enough to be in legend of Korra she is a beautiful strong tough vibrant young lady. She herself even defeated Azula and saved Zuko. When I first saw her I thought she would always be my favorite and the most prettiest and best avatar character ever and I was right

Without Katara, the entire show WOULD NEVER HAVE HAPPENED.

Who found Aang? Katara and Sokka. Who traveled with Aang, took care of him, and encouraged him? Katara. Katara helped Aang become the Avatar and saved everyone. She is so smart and caring, too, so she deserves this spot!

I love her. She is sweet, strong, cool, and powerful. Who doesn't like her? She's epic.

13 Sheldon J. Plankton Sheldon James Plankton, or simply Plankton, is a character in the Nickelodeon animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants.

Plankton is a great character because he's less of a villain than Mr Krabs and actually deserves the Krabby Patty formula more than him!

He is by far the most underrated S. S character ever he actually has a heart unlike Mr. Krabs & is hilarious he's awesome!

GEEZ, he needs to be higher up on the list! Plankton is so underrated and nick made him look like a monster in the SBSP movies, when obviously Mr. Krabs is more evil.

" he is by far the most underrated character on S. S"
Actually, I would have to say the CHOCOLATE! Guy is the most underrated. But still, he is one of the only likable characters on the show. (Others include: Squidward, Karen and Gary)

14 Cosmo Cosmo is Timmy fairy godfather. He's Wanda's husband and Poof's dad. Cosmo is very immature and stupid, but also very charming and a loving father, godfather and husband.

I fold my quilt into cosmo and I make his arms go around me like he is hugging me and he also makes me feel safe like Larryboy! I think if he was my fairy I would hug him a lot 1 I would hug him during the night!

Cosmo pretty much MADE fop! Some of his lines were CLASSIC! One of my favourite T.V. characters of all time and I'm in my 20s!

Yes, when I saw Timmy was on here I screamed. When I saw Cosmo I screamed even louder.

He is my favorite character! I grew up with his entertainment!

15 Jimmy Neutron James "Jimmy" Isaac Neutron is a fictional character and the main protagonist of the Jimmy Neutron franchise . He is most notably the main protagonist of the 2001 American 3D computer-animated comic science fiction film Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius and the main protagonist of the American computer animated television series The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius created by John A. Davis.

Jimmy is awesome. He is an epic young scientist who often goes on exciting journeys. He also breaks the fourth wall a lot. And, compared to other characters, he's a good role model. He helps his friends even when they don't always show their appreciation for him and he loves learning.

Adventures of Jimmy Neutron is the best show in Nickelodon History. In this show are more than 100 episodes like: Crouching Jimmy, hidden Sheen, The Love Potion and more. The characters in this show are: Jimmy Neutron, Sheen Estevez, Carl Weezer, Libby Folfax, Cindy Votrtex and More. I think "Adventures of Jimmy Neutron" is the best show ever!

I probably would have picked Arnold or Timmy Turner, but Jimmy makes me laugh a lot. I love his character, and his facial expressions are always so funny. I find him a lot more entertaining than Carl and Sheen combined.

Smart dude! He Danny Fenton, Timmy Turner and SpongeBob were all in my favorite video game. He overcomes his lack of height and popularity with his friends and his brain.

16 Lincoln Loud

He should be in the top ten spot of the best nickelodeon characters of all time and deserves god like treatment for him and his show as well as the character himself...!

Lincoln deserves to be higher. He's the best character in the show.

The most basic character in The Loud House?

He's cool and he can deal 10 sister! This is me!

17 Lynn Loud At 13 years old, Lynn is the fifth-oldest child of the Loud family, and the youngest of Lincoln's five older sisters.

Awesome at sports best most favorite nick character!

Lynn is idiotic and annoying!

She is easily my personal favorite character of all time, that is just my opinion

18 Jenny Wakeman Jennifer "Jenny" Wakeman (designated robot name: Global Robotic Response Unit XJ-9) is a fictional character and the main protagonist of the American animated series My Life as a Teenage Robot created by Rob Renzetti for Nickelodeon.

Why is spongebob squarepants always number one jenny wakeman should at least be on number one FOR ONCE and she is one of the cutest cartoon robots(in a good way)who thinks jenny should be on number one instead of spongebob?

Jenny XJ9 is in my opinion the best animated robot in Cartoon-History! She has the streghth of a million and seventeen man! The whole thing that she just wants to live like a normal teenager makes her my favourit Nick Character. (Sry for poor gramma)

19 Jade West Jade West (Elizabeth Gillies) is a frenemy of Tori from Hollywood Arts. She has a gothic sense of style—always wearing dark clothes with eyebrow piercings and different colors of streaks in her hair—and is the long-time girlfriend of Beck Oliver. She is very protective of her boyfriend and is known more.

Despite Nickelodeon cartoons are much better than the shows live-action, Jade is better than great animated characters. I definitely love Victorious, is a well-written characters and fabulous show.

We all know Jade can be pretty cruel at times, but she is talented, smart, awesome, and funny. However, Jade has a mostly visible soft side if you venture deep into her character.

Probably the best victorious character because even though she's mean or bully, you can understand her because she always say what she feels.

She is amazing in so many ways! Firstly, she is absolutely, stunningly beautiful! And second, she is such an in depth character with so much development over the course of the show. In the first episode, she seems like just the mean school bitch, but as the show progresses, you see why she is this way and understand her well. Dan's greatest creation (as well as Bade)!

20 Nina Martin

She is one of the best actors on Nickelodeon. She has a big passion for acting and she is good at it. She shows emotion when she acts.

This girl is pretty good at acting, so please make her get in the top ten! She deserves to be a star!

Nina is the leader of Sibuna When she left many of us fans were heartbroken. Without her there wouldn't be a good show on Nick!

Wow! This is amazing she got #7! We need Amber Millington right behind her!

21 Patricia Williamson

Patricia is the best, House of Anubis rocks, this show is the best Nickelodeon show that ever aired on Television and I will never stop watching it, Patty is amazing and I love her! She's awesome! Patricia RULES!

She is the coolest anubis character ever! She is real good at acting and so right now she is evil in House of anubis. House of Anubis is the best so please vote for it

She is so funny and witty! She definitely needs to be on this list.

Best character ever! Love her sarcasm.

22 Helga Pataki Helga Pataki is a character from the 90s Nickelodeon cartoon Hey Arnold created by Craig Bartlett. She's known for being bossy and being a bully to most kids she encounters. However she's secretly loves Arnold despite the fact she acts bitter around him to keep her secret. She will often pull out a more.

She is a bit of a psycho at times, but apart from that, Helga reminds me of me in a way. She's passionate, emotional, a bit of a romantic (when it comes to Arnold, at least)...
She's also a talented poet and creative to the point of insane.
Apart from the points that make Helga like me, she's a superbly written character because she has so many layers. She hides her real self underneath a tough bullying exterior, while only a few people know of the real Helga G Pataki, and those that do still don't know that much about the real her.
Plus, she gets sympathy because of her family and being in her sister's shadow. I mean, she had to walk to preschool in the rain when she was three years old!

One of the most lovable Nick characters of all times! She can be mean and bossy but she also have her good side: smart, kind, funny, brave and thinking about others more than herself! Best Nick female character ever

One of the most complex characters of all time. Artistic, Sophisticated, Intelligent, Secretive, Scheming, Poetic and Expressive while only being 9.

Helga G Pataki deserves to be one of the top 5 characters because she, along with Arnold made the show.

23 Rocko Rocko is the eponymous fictional character of the cartoon Rocko's Modern Life and the comic book series of the same name. He is an Australian anthropomorphic wallaby who immigrated to the United States. He works at a comic book store, lives next to annoying neighbors, and is friends with the gluttonous more.

Invader ZIM, Ren and Stimpy, SpongeBob, and this show were the very best.

Simply lovable and also quite attractive as well. Need I say more?

This is ridiculous. Rocko is 76 but TLH characters are in the top 20. Seriously, this show one of my favorite 90s Nick shows!

I love this wallaby more than the other characters in the show.

24 Sokka Sokka is a fictional character in Nickelodeon's animated television series Avatar: The Last Airbender and its sequel series The Legend of Korra.

! ONLY 21! He should be up in at least the top 15 if not the top ten! Some could argue he is the most important member of the Avatar group. A natural comedian, ( and carnivore ) he keeps the group lighthearted, preserving their innocence in a way. And who could forgot his hilarious one liners, and his boomerang. He struggles with the fact that he isn't a bender and considers himself inferior. BUT HE QUICKY OVER COMES IT. He got a master and became the best swordsman in the world. He is also smart as he is " the only one who can read a map. WE LOVE YOU SOKKA!

Love. It's not fair all the hot guys get ugly girlfriends. Sokka gets suki. Zuko gets Mai. Yet aang gets someone pretty.

Boomerang, you really do come back!

Only #21?! He should be at least 13...

25 CatDog CatDog is an American animated television series created by Peter Hannan for Nickelodeon. The series depicts the life of conjoined brothers, with one half being a cat and the other a dog.

They are in an incredibly decent spot. I did expect them much lower. Thank you CatDog fans!

Everyone we need CatDog back in 2021. The American Dream is a reboot of CatDog.

They're both hilarious characters. Man, I loved that show.

I think Stuck Together (Unikitty's Tail Off/Master Frown Replaced) referenced CatDog for parents to watch.

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