Worst Protagonist Cartoon Characters

I was inspired by the list RoseRedFlower made, so I made this

The Top Ten

1 Barney The Dinosaur Barney The Dinosaur Barney The Dinosaur is a purple dinosaur from the TV series "Barney and Friends", as well as the VHS series before that known as "Barney and the Backyard Gang". He was created by Sheryl Leach in 1987, to entertain her 2 year old son. He is infamously known for his "I Love You" song, and his TV series ...read more.

Not a cartoon... but still bad...

2 Ben - Ben 10 Omniverse

Is he really that bad? I haven't watched Ben 10 for years now, but from what I remember he wasn't a very bad character. - Goku02

3 Caillou - Caillou Caillou - Caillou

I wanna throw a building at that brat.. - TwilightKitsune

4 Lloyd - Ninjago

Not annoying anymore, he's more mature now

What an annoying little crap. Makes you want to throw a brick at him. - TwilightKitsune

5 Lincoln Loud - The Loud House Lincoln Loud - The Loud House

I think I kinda hate The Loud House now - Neonco31

6 Horrid Henry - Horrid Henry Horrid Henry - Horrid Henry Horrid Henry is the main character in the British kids show of the same name. He is shown to be horrid to most people, and get sent to his room.

I liked the books, but the show is garbage - TwilightKitsune

7 Sanjay - Sanjay and Craig
8 Eustace - Courage The Cowardly Dog

Except for when he blows up Di Lung's Corvette, at least - xandermartin98

9 Dora - Dora the Explorer Dora - Dora the Explorer Dora is the main protagonist in the show "Dora the Explorer". Her main occupation is exploring with her monkey friend, Boots.

She's got to be the stupidest character ever created! - Goku02

10 Makoto Itou - School Days Makoto Itou - School Days

Stop adding anime characters on a list about cartoon characters - Rue

That creepy picture makes me wanna HATE this show even more! - Carsrule300

Self explanatory. - Goku02

Weeaboo = Anime isn't a cartoon.
Wait isn't Anime Japanese for Animation.

The Contenders

11 Madoka Kaname - Puella Magi Madoka Magica Madoka Kaname - Puella Magi Madoka Magica Madoka Kaname is the titular protagonist of the 2011 anime series Puella Magi Madoka Magica and its related media.
12 Ash Ketchum - Pokemon Ash Ketchum - Pokemon 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.

Even with the misconception that Pokemon is a cartoon, Ash is an anime protagonist. Get him off here. - Rue

Why can't they make May or Dawn the protagonist? - TwilightKitsune

Who added this here? - Neonco31

13 Kion - The Lion Guard Kion - The Lion Guard Kion is the main protagonist of the 2016 Disney Junior The Lion King spin-off series "The Lion Guard". He is a lion cub who is the youngest child of Simba and Nala and is the younger brother of Kiara. He is the leader and fiercest member of the Lion Guard as well as prince of the Pride Lands. He is ...read more.

TLG is the worst show of this generation. We don't need another TLK spinoff.

Doesn't the whole Lion Guard thing sound kinda fanfic-y in the first place? Granted that parts of Lion King II sound fanfic-y as well but at least they don't overdo it like Lion Guard does. It's like yeah remember when Scar was a Lion Guard leader? No. Or hey remember that time in Lion King II when Kiara had a brother? No. So many plot holes. - Anonymousxcxc

14 Wally/Waldo - Where's Wally/Waldo?: The Animated Series

Silly cartoon.

15 Robin - Teen Titans Go! Robin - Teen Titans Go! Robin, also known as Tim Drake, is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, commonly in association with the superhero Batman.
16 Norman Price - Fireman Sam
17 Pico - Boku no pico Pico - Boku no pico Pico is from the anime "Boku No Pico". Pico was produced by Natural High. Pico (ぴこ Piko) is a blonde boy who works part-time at Tamotsu's grandfather's bar in the summer. He's often shown swimming, usually naked or in a blue Speedo. He has worn girls' clothing ever since Tamotsu gave some to him ...read more.

I think this needs no explanation... - Goku02

18 Courage the Cowardly Dog Courage the Cowardly Dog

How is he bad?

19 Simba - The Lion King Simba - The Lion King Simba is a fictional character who appears in Disney's The Lion King franchise. Introduced in Walt Disney Animation's 32nd animated feature film The Lion King (1994), the character subsequently appears in its sequels The Lion King II: Simba's Pride (1998) and The Lion King 1½ (2004).

Because he's a horrible brat and enforcer.


20 Johnny Test - Johnny Test Johnny Test - Johnny Test
21 Vytor - Vytor: The Starfire Champion
22 Po - Kung Fu Panda Po - Kung Fu Panda
23 Grizzly - We Bare Bears Grizzly - We Bare Bears
24 Haruhi Suzumiya - Haruhi Suzumiya Haruhi Suzumiya - Haruhi Suzumiya Haruhi Suzumiya is the title character and female protagonist of the Haruhi Suzumiya series created by Nagaru Tanigawa.
25 Agent Xero - The Modifyers Agent Xero - The Modifyers
26 Asuka Langley Asuka Langley

The worst Neon Genesis character ever!
Whiny, selfish, self-centered, horrible, and stupid.
I don't understand why people like her.
I don't understand why people dislike Shinji.
Shinji is a good character!
If Asuka is good, then Shinji is GOD.

27 Nancy - Fancy Nancy
28 Peppa - Peppa Pig
29 Maggie Pesky - The Buzz on Maggie Maggie Pesky - The Buzz on Maggie

How can someone that lives in HER hometown be such a spoiled brat? - xandermartin98

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Top Remixes

1. Barney The Dinosaur
2. Dora - Dora the Explorer
3. Caillou - Caillou
1. Ben - Ben 10 Omniverse
2. Lloyd - Ninjago
3. Barney The Dinosaur


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