Top 10 Best South Park Characters

South Park, where it snows every day. But who's the best character?
The Top Ten
1 Eric Cartman Eric Theodore Cartman, often referred to just by his surname, is a main character, as well as a major antagonist and occasional antihero in the animated television series South Park, created by Matt Stone and Trey Parker, and voiced by Parker. He is one of four central characters in South Park, along... read more

In a show full of richly developed characters with distinctive personalities, Cartman is still my number one, and I'm adamant about it! He is a rare, extraordinary example of a fictional character being both lovable and loathsome at the same time. While he is sociopathic and racist, it is what makes him so hilarious!

He's a ruthless and immature bully, while at the same time being charismatic and intelligent. However, he uses this as a facade to lure his victims, such as Scott Tenorman, Butters, and occasionally even Kyle.

2 Leopold "Butters" Stotch

Butters is one in a million! I was barely into the South Park seasons, and as soon as I saw him, I knew he was the one. He's so caring and kind to everyone he meets and is amazing at making friends with new people, even if they aren't nice at first. He's just the sweetest little bundle of joy!

I'm so glad that he didn't stay a background character and is more involved in the show. I always await the moment he shows up on TV and get so excited when he does. To be honest, I think that Butters should be number one because he's just a really great and well-thought-out character in general!

3 Kyle Broflovski Kyle Broflovski is a main character in the animated television series South Park. He is voiced by and loosely based on co-creator Matt Stone.

Kyle has an imperfect personality, but that's exactly why I love him (as I generally do with imperfect fictional characters, because it makes them more humane and relatable than goody-two-shoes). I share lots of traits with Kyle, such as his short temper and constant struggle to become his best self, a trait shown in episodes like Cartmanland!

His dynamic with Cartman is jokes and how he got hands when it comes to beating up Cartman. I also like how he is almost always the voice of reason.

Kyle has really shown great growth. When the show first began, Kyle was actually kind of boring and was a less funny version of Stan. But ever since Season 5, he has really changed, becoming more determined and standing up to Cartman because it's the morally correct thing to do. He's just interesting and funny overall.

Kyle is now a bright, able, courageous, and persistent kid who excels in dry humor and sarcasm. He has great one-liners and is a funny character. I also love Kyle because I can relate to him well, as he's always trying to do the right thing.

I respect him so much when he gets humiliated by Cartman (who is hilarious, by the way) and is still able to do what's right. He is a phenomenal character and should be higher up on this list.

4 Kenny McCormick Kenneth "Kenny" McCormick is a main character in the animated adult television series South Park, along with his friends Stan Marsh, Kyle Broflovski, and Eric Cartman.

Although he dies very often and isn't exactly given as much attention as the other three main characters, I feel Kenny has a lot deeper character than meets the eye. On the outside, yes, he's adorable and continues to make us laugh at his constant perverseness.

Yet, if we look closer, we can see he's shown to really show compassion for his friends. He does well as a protective older brother, and we can see how much he hates and feels about his curse. I especially love the more recent episodes where Kenny is no longer so much of a "prop" and more like an actual character.

It really shows that Kenny has feelings, and it makes you rethink all the times he's died and how he's had to relive them over and over. Really, Kenny is a very interesting character, and a very cute one at that.

5 Randy Marsh Randy Marsh is a fictional character in the animated television series South Park. He is the son of Marvin and Grandma Marsh, the half-brother of Jimbo Kern, the husband of Sharon, and the father of Stan and Shelly. He first appeared in the Season One episode, "Volcano", and is voiced by Trey Parker... read more

As a worshiper of Randy at the Church of Randy Marsh, I can without a doubt say that Randy is the best and funniest South Park character ever. Every episode Randy stars in and every episode where he makes a cameo is the greatest.

Randy is a classic. He's so childish yet thinks he's so great. He's the only scientist in town and he's just the best. I can't even explain it. His run when he's dressed as Spider-Man says it all.

He's the best around! No one's ever gonna keep him down! He really is the best character, often used as the key character to highlight the satirical point of the episode, to brilliant effect.

South Park simply couldn't work without him or Cartman, but I think Randy has both the funniest and cleverest moments. Cartman appeals to the lower common denominator, but Randy is where it's at!

6 Stan Marsh Stanley "Stan" Marsh is a main character of the animated television series South Park. He is voiced by and loosely based on series co-creator Trey Parker. Stan is one of the show's four central characters, along with Kyle Broflovski, Kenny McCormick, and Eric Cartman.

He is the main character after all and some of his episodes, like You Are Getting Old, might be the best in-depth episode about depression and overall story ever. Clearly shows Matt and Trey's ability to make the show serious which Stan Marsh helps a lot.

Stan is reasonable, caring, and adorable. In more detail, I like Stan the best because he actually cares about all of his friends, even though it's not always shown. He sometimes labels Cartman as evil, but who really doesn't? Anyone who doesn't recognize Cartman as a (lovable) jerk is blind.

I especially find his sensitivity about animal issues cute and nice. Stan makes many good points about humanity and society in general. He also has great interactions with characters that don't get much love, both in the series and in reality. I really like him and agree with how Cartman made him the hero in his bloody Christmas story. Stan really is the hero of the show.

7 Chef (Jerome McElroy) Jerome "Chef" McElroy was a cartoon character on the Comedy Central series South Park who was voiced by soul singer Isaac Hayes.

He burst into the most inappropriate songs at the most random moments, and we love him for it. Isaac Hayes was the number one actor on the show, no question. Then there's the fact that in the first episode, he pulled the fire drill just to let the kids go save Ike. RIP, Chef.

Chef is really cool! Especially when he says overly libido-centric stuff all the time, and nothing else. So funny! Hey, and also like when he says, "Hey kids, how are you doing?" and they say "bad" all the time. That's seriously hilarious!

I loved Chef. I wish he was still on South Park. Chocolate Salty Balls is the best South Park song of all time. It's a shame the guy who voiced him died.

8 Mr. Herbert Garrison

"Now what do you think will happen when I introduce the element of the gerbil to the endothermic heat of Mr. Slave's tight ass?" Cue innocent (except for Cartman) nine-year-olds staring in horror. He's insane and has been a closeted and openly gay man, a transsexual, a lesbian, and straight. He is the most demented resident, second only to Cartman, in South Park.

He's hilarious. In the first season's "Mr. Hankey, the Christmas Poo," at the town meeting, I laughed my ass off when he stood up at the end of the meeting and said, "Can we also get rid of all the Mexicans?" The Mayor replied, "No, Garrison, we can't get rid of the Mexicans." That just cracked me up, but there are so many more underrated great lines of his.

9 Tweek Tweak Tweek Tweak is a recurring character in the animated adult television series South Park and is a student at South Park Elementary. He drinks lots of coffee, which causes paranoia and jittery muscle spasms. He made his first appearance in the Season Two episode, "Gnomes".

I'm obsessed with him! He's adorable! No, adorable is an understatement. There is no word to describe how cute he is! I think I love him so much because he's so relatable, at least to me. I also love coffee and Twitch, and I'm gay.

There's a reason why he was the one to replace Kenny. It's because he has great character and his development was able to happen in just a few episodes. His personality is a great match for the boys. He fits in everywhere. Even though he's a spaz, he's just such a great friend.

I love Tweek so much. He is so adorable. He is an angel and he's the reason I decided to start drinking coffee (I'm not kidding). He actually inspires me in a strange way. The first episode of South Park I watched starred Tweek, so maybe that's why I love him so much.

10 Timmy Burch

Timmy really just needs his own show. I love it when he has a feud with Jimmy.

Timmy is a really underrated character. People think it's boring that he can only say TIMMY! or LIVIN' A LIE! and some other phrases, but I always get excited when he is in an episode. He should appear more often. I also love the Timmy-Jimmy relationship.

The Contenders
11 Mr. Mackey Mr. Mackey is a recurring character in the animated adult television series South Park. He is the guidance counselor at South Park Elementary, best known for saying "m'kay" at the end of most of his sentences. He also serves on the City Council as head of Public Health.

Mr. Mackey: And why do you think the other children hate you?
Kid, whose name I for some reason can't remember: Because I burn them and kill them?
Mr. Mackey: Mkay, now that's a good start.

"Drugs are bad, M'kay." Mr. Mackey is my favorite adult character in terms of a school setting. I always thought he was great, whatever you could do with him.

Best South Park character ever, Mkay, and I don't know why he is so low on this list, Mkay.

12 Craig Tucker Craig Tucker is a fictional character in the animated television series South Park and is a member of the boys' fourth grade class. Craig's most distinguishing physical feature is his blue chullo hat topped with a yellow puffball. One of his traits is his compulsive tendency to flip people off, usually... read more

Craig is definitely the best character. He flips off people and he's badass. Plus, he's actually a fan favorite along with Kenny, and he deserves the most love.

I really love him a lot. He's my third favorite after Butters and Kenny, followed by Pip as fourth. Seriously, how could you not love him? Plus, he's gay. If Craig were number one on this list, I'd be so happy.

Ah yes, Craig Tucker, one of my top 10 favorite characters. I relate to him in some way, but dang, I'll never be as cool as him. He is cute (not in a weird way) and is never afraid to speak out his opinion, even though he sometimes says it sarcastically. I find his signature chullo hat and his habit of flipping people off randomly to be really iconic.

He's a reserved person who loves his beloved pet and boyfriend. I totally forgot about his beloved boy toy. His relationship with Tweek is really adorable and is one of the most stable, healthy relationships ever. I hope to see him more in upcoming episodes.

13 Jimmy Valmer James "Jimmy" Valmer, is a fictional character from the American animated television series South Park. He is voiced by Trey Parker. He is physically disabled, requiring forearm crutches in order to walk. His disability is confirmed to be cerebral palsy but it is also rumoured to be muscular dystrophy... read more

Jimmy is easily the most underrated character. At first, I just thought he was a boring cripple kid, but I really got to know him in "Cripple Fight," "Erection Day," and that steroid episode. He's really grown on me.

"Cripple Fight!" Jimmy is alright to me, not that bad, but I felt he got some better material in Season 19 during the PC season, where he plays a major role in detailing news and ads, which I thought was clever.

Super underrated character. Although disabled, he's hilarious and sometimes badass! Jimmy always has something that makes me laugh or puts a giant smile on my face.

14 Ike Broflovski Ike Broflovski is a recurring character in the animated adult television series South Park. Ike is Kyle Broflovski's adopted little brother from Canada.

Ike is a straight-up boss. He has a relationship with his hot teacher and is smarter than most people in town.

Whenever I see Ike and the way he reacts to things, I laugh out loud every time. He's super cute too.

I can't help but listen to little Ike's voice so often. It's so cute!

15 Wendy Testaburger Winifred "Wendy" Testaburger is a fictional character in the animated television series South Park. She is best known for her on-again, off-again relationship with her boyfriend Stan Marsh, and being more intelligent and mature than most children her age, which is utilized by her activism and feminism... read more

I really don't understand why there's so much hate for her. If it's because she broke up with Stan, it's true that she did, but she also said they can still be friends. I hate how Stan acted like a jerk, even though Wendy's responses were mean. Also, they've been back together since The List, when she realized that he has really grown in a fantastic way.

If the hate is because she beat up Cartman, then you must also hate Token, because Token has beaten up Cartman as well. In both cases, Cartman really got what he deserved. Overall, Wendy is highly underrated. She's my favorite character anyway.

16 Jesus Christ

Jesus gets my vote. He literally dies to save someone. And when he resurrects, he's the guy you want on your side.

Should be number one, with Eric number two!

The fact that South Park made him so normal adds to the hilarity of his character.

17 Mickey Mouse

A pissed-off Disney owner who literally beats the crap out of anybody who doesn't agree with him! Plus, his little "ha ha" between every sentence is perfect!

I like Mickey in general. But in South Park, he's so crazy and downright greedy that it makes him more likable.

This guy is awesome! He's so funny and hilarious. I can't stop laughing at the ring episode.

18 Pip Pirrip

Pip is my favorite South Park character. He is really nice. I hope Trey Parker and Matt Stone do the right thing and bring Pip back to South Park.

Pip is my favorite South Park character. He is really nice. I hope Trey and Matt will do the right thing and bring Pip back to South Park.

Oh, what jolly good fun. Why did they kill off Pip? They should bring him back. He and Butters would make a good team.

19 Tuong Lu Kim, a.k.a. City Wok Guy

Mongorians! I literally ran out of breath from laughing too hard. This guy is like every Asian stereotype I've ever encountered in real life.

Ultimately, the best South Park character! The only reason he's not number one is because he has few appearances. Cartman is number two for me.

He's an ill-tempered, hilarious racist who really has an issue with "Japanese dogs."

20 Towelie Towelie is a recurring character in the animated adult television series South Park. Towelie is a talking towel who was genetically engineered by Tynacorp, in order to allow him to make people as dry as necessary depending on the situation. He is usually seen either appearing out of nowhere to give... read more

Towelie is the funniest character. He's the typical stoner, in his own world.

"You're a towel!"

"I have no idea what's going on."

I like how the Popeye song plays when he gets high.

"I feel like I could conquer the world!"

21 Mysterion Mysterion is a recurring character in the animated adult television series South Park. He is the super hero identity of Kenny McCormick.

Mysterion is so cute when he is saving Karen! He is one of the most mature characters, and it always makes me sad how he hates his curse and how everyone else can't understand him. Definitely the best character!

I was having a little trouble picking, so I just picked Mysterion because I love Mysterion. So, anyway, yeah, Mysterion is pretty awesome. Plus, he's adorable.

Underrated character. So damn badass, you've got to love him.

22 PC Principal PC Principal is a recurring character in the animated adult television series South Park. He is the current principal at South Park Elementary, first introduced in the Season Nineteen premiere episode, "Stunning and Brave".

"PC Bro!" PC Principal is one of my favorite characters ever. The way he was introduced, and then takes no crap from anybody, makes him a very intimidating and fearless character in the series.

Annoying (but designed that way). Proves a nice satirical point about PC culture, but I'm ready to see him taken out of the show in the most 'South Park' way possible.

Despite being overly PC, he's showing it in a very masculine way, which is the point, I guess.

23 Jimbo Kern

He's literally the most underrated character ever.

He is a hilarious guy, especially when he is out hunting in his very unique hunting style.

24 Clyde Donovan

Clyde isn't the most popular kid in the school and only has a small group of friends, which is Craig's gang. He takes the lead in Craig's absence. I find Clyde to be a very likable character, what with his nasally voice and his defensiveness for his peers.

He speaks up for his friends when he sees them being wronged. Clyde isn't the cleverest. I think he should be higher on this list because even though he's a side character, he still plays a very important role.

He is just yes. I enjoy his random commentary and how he is pervy like Kenny. He also doesn't seem to fully hate Cartman.

I enjoy seeing Clyde in South Park. I like his character in general.

25 Tolkien Black

He is one of the most likable people in South Park. Mature, intelligent, smart - uh, I'm just listing synonyms at this point. I'll just say he's cool and I like him.

Well-mannered, mature, sensible, kind, caring, and polite are words to describe Token himself.

Token is a mature, good kid and is definitely raised the best out of any other kid. I enjoy seeing him in South Park.

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