Top 10 Best Nickelodeon Characters of All Time

The Top Ten
1 SpongeBob SquarePants (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 personally heartbroken by the rumors about him. SpongeBob deserves far more respect than he currently receives.

The newer episodes are not bad, by the way! Seriously, with all the shows they are airing on Nick these days (Breadwinners, Sanjay and Craig, Sam and Cat, etc.), Nickelodeon 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. The art is amazing and colorful, and the storyline is good. Even as an adult, you can't help but laugh at it sometimes. Most people think Patrick is the funniest, but personally, I find SpongeBob more amusing than all the others. It's an amazing show, not to mention the most likable one on Nick.

In conclusion, SpongeBob is among my favorite shows. Almost every other kid in the world will agree with me on this. SpongeBob will probably be enjoyed for years and years to come. I, for one, am going to show it to my kids when I have them. It's one of the most brilliant cartoons ever. It doesn't surprise me at all that this is number one.

2 Patrick Star (SpongeBob SquarePants) 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... read more

Patrick is so dumb to the point where it's funny, like 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." This is funny because, 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 it's been dead! Best song ever on SpongeBob.

3 Prince Zuko (Avatar: The Last Airbender) 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 .

Prince Zuko has the best backstory and journey of all the characters I've seen. And I'm a 90s kid! Avatar is truly the best show ever made by Nick. In its prime, it made more money than SpongeBob did in his prime.

Avatar was a show that not only kids could watch but also adults and people of all ages would love to see. It had an 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. 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.

4 Zim (Invader 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's because the show's depiction of the human race makes you want to throw a chair, or maybe because the show makes you see a bit of yourself in Zim's worst habits, there's a bit of tragedy behind the guy.

Best of all, he's a Nickelodeon villain yet also the tragic anti-hero. This harbinger of doom will have you laughing and thinking at the same time.

Zim is fantastic as a character because he is not perfect and plays both protagonist and antagonist roles. He is quirky, bad, funny, and all-around has great depth to him. His reactions to everyday life are hilarious 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 character that is not always peachy but is still attractive and even not human.

This show was brilliant. If it were aired anywhere except the money-hungry Nickelodeon, we probably would have seen a lot more of his great shenanigans and rivalry with the also amazing character Dib. And who knows? Maybe even conquer Earth.

5 Timmy Turner (The Fairly OddParents) 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.

I want his fairies. I would have all kinds of things. I would love to be a little boy with buck teeth and a little pink hat. I love Timmy. I hate that Vicky chick, but if it wasn't for her, there would be no show. That's the reason he has his fairies.

So funny! When I first saw the show, I said, Wow, my last name is Turner.

6 Arnold (Hey Arnold!)

Best '90s show ever. I've loved Hey Arnold! since I was a little kid. I've seen every episode. My sister sometimes watches with me. I'm a big fan. Every episode has a story and a lesson.

I also love all of the different legends 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 almost no negativity in the show. Almost every episode has a positive message.

I love Arnold. He has a heart of gold. I see why Helga is head over heels for him. 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.

7 Gir (Invader Zim)

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

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

Gir is what made Invader Zim awesome.

8 Squidward Tentacles (SpongeBob SquarePants) 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 sunk in making his life miserable. Not only that.

SpongeBob has also given other characters a hard time. 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 has brainwashed many people into sucking up to him and bashing those who hate him. Well, they should shut up and keep their love for him to themselves.

9 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.

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 make everyone want to be him.

One of the most thrilling, action-packed cartoons to ever air on Nickelodeon. If I had more than two thumbs, I'd put them all up. Really sad when the show ended. And yes, Aang deserves number one!

10 Katara (Avatar: The Last Airbender) Katara is a fictional character in Nickelodeon's animated television series Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra, voiced by Mae Whitman.

So much of the negativity surrounding Katara comes from people seeing her as inferior. The exact opposite is true. Katara is an amazing character who is essential to the storyline. She can be seen as the most important character on the show, aiding Avatar Aang the most in his quest to unlock the Avatar's true power.

She is the best Avatar character. She was popular enough to appear in Legend of Korra. She is a beautiful, strong, tough, and vibrant young lady. She even defeated Azula and saved Zuko.

When I first saw her, I thought she would always be my favorite and the most beautiful and best Avatar character ever, and I was right.

The Contenders
11 Cosmo (The Fairly OddParents) 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.

Cosmo pretty much MADE The Fairly OddParents! Some of his lines were CLASSIC! One of my favorite TV 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!

12 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.

Danny is a character that I wish was at any school in the world. He doesn't like violence, loves and respects his family even though he is sometimes embarrassed by them. Also, he doesn't choose friends by their looks or funds. He is a character that knows how to live an honest and true life by having true friends and understanding them.

Even in 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 you should do everything you can to make things right again.

13 Jimmy Neutron (The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius) 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... read more

Jimmy is awesome. He is an epic young scientist who often goes on exciting journeys. He also breaks the fourth wall a lot. 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.

The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron is the best show in Nickelodeon history. This show boasts over 100 episodes, including "Crouching Jimmy, Hidden Sheen," "The Love Potion," and more. The characters include Jimmy Neutron, Sheen Estevez, Carl Weezer, Libby Folfax, Cindy Vortex, and others.

I think The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron is the best show ever!

14 Lincoln Loud (The Loud House)

He should be in the top ten of the best Nickelodeon characters of all time and deserves god-like treatment for him, his show, and the character himself!

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

He's cool and he can deal with ten sisters! This is me!

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

Best character in The Loud House! She's strong, energetic, very skillful, and while she can be a bit rough at times, she is a very kind person who will help the people she loves. Definitely one of the best Nickelodeon characters!

Awesome at sports, best, most favorite Nick character!

She is easily my personal favorite character of all time. That is just my opinion.

16 Sheldon J. Plankton (SpongeBob SquarePants) 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 SpongeBob SquarePants character ever. He actually has a heart, unlike Mr. Krabs, and is hilarious. He's awesome!

Geez, he needs to be higher up on the list! Plankton is so underrated. Nick made him look like a monster in the SpongeBob SquarePants movies when obviously Mr. Krabs is more evil.

17 Jenny Wakeman (My Life as a Teenage Robot) 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 number one for once. She is one of the cutest cartoon robots (in a good way). Who thinks Jenny should be number one instead of SpongeBob?

Jenny XJ9 is, in my opinion, the best animated robot in cartoon history! She has the strength of a million and seventeen men! The fact that she just wants to live like a normal teenager makes her my favorite Nick character. (Sorry for the poor grammar.)

18 Ren Hoek (The Ren & Stimpy Show)

What?! Cat Valentine is 16, and Ren is 38?! That's crazy! Some people need to watch the '90s 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 likable! 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 a close second. How can the Victorious characters rank above Ren Hoek? Nickelodeon today is not as good as it once was! Although I'm not a 90s kid, I've watched the 90s Nicktoons, and they are fantastic.

Ren's anger is both funny and charming, making him one of the best Nickelodeon characters in my eyes.

19 Jade West (Victorious) 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... read more

Despite Nickelodeon cartoons being much better than the live-action shows, Jade is better than many great animated characters. I definitely love Victorious. It has well-written characters and is a 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 a bully, you can understand her because she always says what she feels.

20 Nina Martin (House of Anubis)

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!

21 Blue (Blue's Clues)

She was awesome. Her show needs to come back.

22 Helga Pataki (Hey Arnold!) 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... read more

She is a bit of a psycho at times, but apart from that, Helga reminds me of myself in a way. She's passionate, emotional, and a bit of a romantic (when it comes to Arnold, at least). She's also a talented poet and creatively 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 the real Helga G. Pataki. Even those that do still don't know much about the real her.

Plus, she gets sympathy because of her family situation and being in her sister's shadow. I mean, she had to walk to preschool in the rain when she was three years old!

23 Patricia Williamson (House of Anubis)

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 really good at acting. 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.

24 CatDog (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.

25 Stimpy (The Ren & Stimpy Show)

Stimpy is hilarious, almost as great as Ren.

I honestly like Stimpy better than Ren.

Stimpy's stupidity is awesome.

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