Top 10 Cartoon Characters Destined to be Iconic

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    Some cartoon characters are unforgettable and will be remembered for years to come, including animated characters from South Park, My Little Pony, Gravity Falls, Adventure Time, and Rick and Morty. We'll be looking at Rick Sanchez, BoJack Horseman, Mabel Pines, Pinkie Pie, Tina Belcher, and many more. Join WatchMojo as we count down our picks for the top 10 cartoon characters that will become iconic in the future.
    00:41 #10. Tina Ruth Belcher
    01:47 #9. Pinkie Pie
    02:55 #8. PC Principal
    03:53 #7. Korra
    04:50 #6. Mordecai
    05:52 #5. Mabel Pines
    06:59 #4. Steven Universe
    07:52 #3, #2 & #1: ???
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  •  2 years ago +15

    Check out these related items:
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    • Double Aura
      Double Aura 5 months ago

      So if Pinkie Pie is getting more iconic than even Twilight Sparkle, the freaking main character of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, then she should either be the new main character or she should get a spin off of her own! |:(

    • DragonFire Blitz
      DragonFire Blitz 2 years ago

      Eddy Madison ye

    • Eddy Madison
      Eddy Madison 2 years ago +2

      Can you do Top 10 Character that can break the fourth wall, or Top 10 TV shows/movies that always self aware

  • the real fortnite fan

    You should put Mordecai and Rigby on this list

  • Christo Abrie
    Christo Abrie 17 days ago

    I think today's cartoon characters can't hold a dime to the icons of the 90s and early 2000s, Mabel Pines might.

  • Dave abventr
    Dave abventr Month ago


  • Nicholas Sanford
    Nicholas Sanford 2 months ago

    Mabel can't be iconic without Dippe. I know Mabel is more iconic but I think the twins need to be iconic together

  • JMJ021
    JMJ021 2 months ago

    Rainbow Dash is iconic as they come.

  • Braden Knight
    Braden Knight 2 months ago

    What!!! In regular show they should’ve included mordecai and rigby because those 2 cart drivering, video game playing slackers are destined to be a dynamic duo 🎉🎉🎉

  • ShaDHP23
    ShaDHP23 2 months ago

    The moment I opened this video, I thought this would be a shallow list but I was 100% wrong

  • David Rojas
    David Rojas 3 months ago

    Male mlp fans = MASSIVE VIRGINS

  • Dolphin Blue
    Dolphin Blue 3 months ago

    Louise Belcher is way more iconic than Tina Belcher and Louise Belcher should of been #1 on the list. I can't believe you you put Tina Belcher #10 on the list, SHAME ON YOU WATCHMOJO.COM SHAME ON YOU!!!!!!!!

  • TheMysteriousMisterEnter is ran by pussy crushers

  • Somber Stricken
    Somber Stricken 4 months ago +1

    Gumball is so underrated, it's a revolutionary extremely complicated style of award winning animation but nobody talks about it. It's also one of the most hilarious cartoons I've ever seen "The Hug" made me laugh so hard. It maybe silly but it does have character development. Characters change in the show and stay that way.

  • Somber Stricken
    Somber Stricken 4 months ago

    "Jeff... Jeff.... Jeff... Jeff" love that song

  • Fullsound
    Fullsound 4 months ago

    PC principal ain't no icon. nothing iconic about all those politically correct retards
    Korra also has no chances of becoming an icon, if you mean icon of shitty sequels then of course. that show is shit.

  • Augustine Nsang
    Augustine Nsang 4 months ago

    Sterling Archer

  • Claudia Salas Acosta
    Claudia Salas Acosta 4 months ago

    In my personal opinion, Mickey must have been number one, not just because he's one of the first cartoons in history. But because from its beginnings to the present, has given more than Bugs, because comparing the current mouse shorts with those of the rabbit, Mickey wins. Not to mention that Bugs and does not have that same grace he had in his first shorts. And to conclude, it's not that he's lying, but the whole world knows more who Mickey is than Bugs. Certainly at least in honorable mentions should have placed Daffy.

  • oto turmanidze
    oto turmanidze 4 months ago

    well i like mordecai his handsome and rigby is just an idot

  • oto turmanidze
    oto turmanidze 4 months ago

    i didnt hear the lgbt?! 4:36

  • oto turmanidze
    oto turmanidze 4 months ago

    i lately discovered korra but acan someone say who is kora?

  • oto turmanidze
    oto turmanidze 4 months ago

    i really wish that in one day were a global festival of mlp and oataku anime festival and i mean that this was in every country that would be evlotuion

  • Ke'Andre Green
    Ke'Andre Green 7 months ago

    Finn and Jake are the only iconic characters in this new lame ass generation of animation and I know damn well nobody over 14 especially males are actually watching my little pony

  • Philip Greenwald
    Philip Greenwald 7 months ago

    The day we lose Stan Lee it is important to lose hope

  • Clinton Schroeder
    Clinton Schroeder 8 months ago

    Whelp i think i posibly got being a brony in common with tina belcher because i think the horse thing is a parody of mlp plus im also the oldest kid in my house

  • keriko suzuki
    keriko suzuki 8 months ago

    Mordecai, Star Butterfly, Finn and Jake are my Favorites

  • Hendrik Little
    Hendrik Little 8 months ago

    Either Marco Diaz or Tom Lucitore deserved to be in this list.

  • Princess Scarlet
    Princess Scarlet 8 months ago

    Feel like it should've been Rainbow Dash instead of Pinkie. She's the poster child for MLP autism.

  • Ke'Andre Green
    Ke'Andre Green 8 months ago

    The only iconic cartoon character in this generation is Finn the Human the rest are just trash. P.S. I know damn well nobody over 10 is watching that cartoon about the ponies

  • Garth Davis
    Garth Davis 9 months ago

    You left out Unikitty.

  • Luke and Natalie Sheehan

    I was about to suggest Peppa Pig be on this list but then there was the disclaimer at the beginning

  • Jammy 456
    Jammy 456 9 months ago

    Adventure Time is actually #1, again.

  • SansFi
    SansFi 9 months ago


  • SansFi
    SansFi 9 months ago

    Ok,I knew AT LEAST ONE South Park character would be on this list

  • SansFi
    SansFi 9 months ago

    I came for Pinkie

  • twist58
    twist58 9 months ago

    Rick & Morty outranks Adventure Time any day. Swap it around.

  • Unicorn Sunpop209
    Unicorn Sunpop209 10 months ago +3

    Who else predicted that #3 & #2 would be even close to being together?

  • Raven Prime
    Raven Prime 10 months ago

    Where is transformed prime Starbucks (Starscream) he is amazing


    How's Rick not #1

  • Laurent Quessard
    Laurent Quessard Year ago

    pinkie is made wuy do you thik she become iconic

  • Zachary McDonald
    Zachary McDonald Year ago

    Ok someone had to say it, for number 8 you didn’t state, PINKIE IS CRAZY

  • hello darkness my old friend

    yes. Bojack is number 3.
    I'm less sad now.

  • Nathan Ouimet
    Nathan Ouimet Year ago

    Bojack should have been 1

  • Electro Boy
    Electro Boy Year ago

    9:57 OH MY GOD!!!! It’s Gumball Watterson. 😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😆 You really are destined to be iconic just like Steven Universe, Uncle Grandpa, Clarence, Mordecai & Rigby, KO, and Finn Mertens & Jake The Dog.
    Edit: How about The Bears from We Bare Bears? They are destined to be iconic. Perhaps, they ARE iconic today.

  • Giovanni Maraboli

    Star Butterfly and Gumball Watterson should have been on the list!

  • Perun
    Perun Year ago

    70% comments were related to Pinkie Pie's
    30% comments were related to their favorite characters that weren't on the list

  • PokemasterSkye 42

    I'm glad to see My Little Pony on the list even though it's only number 9. Honestly, I think any MLP character could be on the list. Granted I've only seen seasons 1-4 of Friendship is Magic and the first 2 Equestria Girls movies. Haven't seen anything past that yet.

  • Tyler Williams
    Tyler Williams Year ago

    Mordecai should have been higher on this list.

  • Anna Fowdy
    Anna Fowdy Year ago

    I wonder what they'll do for Generation 5 of MLP. I only know Friendship is Magic will be gone.

  • SpenEtte. co
    SpenEtte. co Year ago

    Tbh I've always despised Mabel Pines. She infuriated me to no end because of her selfish, ridiculous behavior. Though she was undoubtedly an adorable girl, her treatment towards others made me dislike her.

  • Ganondorf Dragmire

    I see pinkie pie, I click

  • Ze 'Lectrode
    Ze 'Lectrode Year ago

    Is it weird if I actually like MLP, and haven't seen the show? Cause Pinkie Pie is best girl.

  • Neko Gem
    Neko Gem Year ago

    D: 10:05 what the What!? It ends next year!?

  • Joshua King
    Joshua King Year ago

    I am here because of LOK. A bisexual woman of color in the lead of a Western children's cartoon breaks so much ground for others to follow. Will not be forgotten korrasami shippers like myself guarantee it.

  • Legendary Singh
    Legendary Singh Year ago +7

    Finally you include gumball on a list :3

    • Somber Stricken
      Somber Stricken 4 months ago

      To me, other than Rick and Morty and Bob's Burgers is a better show than all the others. So underrated

  • 1ShepardCZ
    1ShepardCZ Year ago


  • Zack Wade
    Zack Wade Year ago

    Yeah rigby isnt memerable

  • Super_Sonic2654
    Super_Sonic2654 Year ago

    you do know Finn and Jake are already iconic

  • José Ángel Robleto

    What happened with the awesome intro?

  • unlimitedrabbit
    unlimitedrabbit Year ago +1

    I'm a simple man. When I see Pinkie Pie in the thumbnail, I hit thumbs up.

  • 난푸른이다[I'm PooRuNii]

    I Love Pinkie pie♡

  • Toa of Stop Motion

    Thank you WatchMojo for mentioning the Szechuan Sauce.

  • Dark Wolf
    Dark Wolf Year ago

    Korra is bi

  • Carewolf
    Carewolf Year ago +1

    There is no time traveling in Rick and Morty, it is literally shelved in the show.

  • Bud Charles
    Bud Charles Year ago +1

    First the best MLP episodes and then this. More like xD

  • warwerewolf777
    warwerewolf777 Year ago

    Just a minor Nitpick, 9:32 the adventures almost never involve time travel and the creators make sure you know. Like when Rick steals the pizzas from the restaurant after they're closed, he even says something along the lines of, "That wasn't time travel by the way. I just stole these off the counter"

  • Jacques Mario Sayao
    Jacques Mario Sayao Year ago +1

    Im a simple brony, i see Pinkie Pie, i click.

  • kitsychan
    kitsychan Year ago +6

    I am honestly supprised that Derpy didn't get an honorable mention. Strangely, Derpy is viewed as the "best pony" by most of the MLP fans.

    • Epic Fable Reviews
      Epic Fable Reviews Month ago

      by fans. Fans dont know shit. Shes not an actual character and just some bitch in the background lol

    • Lady Kathy Lemon
      Lady Kathy Lemon 7 months ago +2

      I kinda understand that, though.

  • John Tumahab
    John Tumahab Year ago +1

    Steven Universe, in most basic terms, is a Magical Girl trope who happens to be a boy. I think that's the best way to describe him.

  • Thrash476
    Thrash476 Year ago +1

    *sees a bunch of comments complaining about comments hating on MLP*
    Me: *doesn't see a single hate comment*

  • JadeStep 96
    JadeStep 96 Year ago

    Everyone that appeared on this list I agreed with... all except for number one.
    **** adventure time!

  • Nick Liew
    Nick Liew Year ago +2

    I think Gumball should be in Mabel's place Mabel should be the honorable mention

  • Gavin King
    Gavin King Year ago +2

    You know what's fucking sad? When "anti-bronies" immediately see a thumbnail of Pinkie Pie and say, "Dislike", which leads me to consider if the anti-bronies are even more autistic than bronies.

  • Brockton Lazarus
    Brockton Lazarus Year ago +1

    Pinkie pie should've been #1

  • Verzeih Turncoat
    Verzeih Turncoat Year ago +1

    Korra only got the spot for the last minute of her series? For holding hands with Asami?
    You could have put any Steven Universe Gems there and it would fit better with your narrative.
    Also Pinkie Pie is a great character don't insert your gender politics into her. It is not part of her character. Just enjoy her.
    I love them both, but your statements seem to belittle them.

  • ari murphy
    ari murphy Year ago +1

    Not an MLP fan, but Pinkie Pie deserves a much higher spot on the list.

  • Pinkamena Diane Pie
    Pinkamena Diane Pie Year ago +1

    PINKIEEEEEEE PIEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • PersonalPerson
    PersonalPerson Year ago +1

    Pretty much every cartoon character is designed to be iconic.

  • Kit Hong Sam
    Kit Hong Sam Year ago

    Oh, Star Vs The Forces of Evil, how much more gender inequality should we hear from you?

  • Charlie Shek
    Charlie Shek Year ago

    They did Korra but not sacca

  • ardishco
    ardishco Year ago


  • Juan Manuel Penaloza

    Now if you'll excuse me, I'm gonna watch North Korean cartoons...

  • John Tumbo
    John Tumbo Year ago

    korra and asami

  • Rich YAC
    Rich YAC Year ago +1

    BOJACK!!! Yes

  • Nexus-
    Nexus- Year ago +2

    I liked it just for Pinkie

  • Nick Sullivan
    Nick Sullivan Year ago +2

    Why is Pinkie Pie at #9?!?

  • Starblax
    Starblax Year ago +1


  • La Huesuda
    La Huesuda Year ago +1

    We are the crystal gems~

  • Mikey gaming
    Mikey gaming Year ago +2

    Gumball should at least be 4

  • peanuts and spongebob fan

    What about Darwin

  • Mofe
    Mofe Year ago +1

    I clicked did for mlp.Dont judge me.

  • Shadow Unicorn with Sarcasm

    #4 should be Disqualified for creating a fandom devoted to making people kill themselves and using LGBT characters to boost ratings. (SU hate to counterbalance the brony hate) come at me gems

    • Stained Brain
      Stained Brain Year ago +1

      Shadow Unicorn with Sarcasm I like how you're trying to get us to not like you. 🤣 I love both Steve. Universe and My Little Pony. I just don't participate in any cons or draw fan art.. I don't even go around telling people I like these shows. Both of the fanbases are cringy. But some of those people do make good and cute art, and make good theories!

  • Andocool XD
    Andocool XD Year ago

    Wheres any loud Sister or Lincoln

  • Laura Itzel
    Laura Itzel Year ago

    Time travel is not involve in Rick and Morty

  • murcielago Batman

    Korra only famous because she a lesbian?

  • Dots!
    Dots! Year ago +1

    I knew it pinkie pie will be iconic in the future ohh come on everyone MLP fan/Brony mostly like pinkie pie

  • Caleb Doerksen
    Caleb Doerksen Year ago

    Gravity Falls actually premiered in 2012, not 2013.

  • Sans Remorse
    Sans Remorse Year ago +1

    i only clicked on this becuz pinkie pie was on the cover like if you agree

  • RacerC45
    RacerC45 Year ago

    Isn't Lincoln from the Loud House a memorable character?

  • Zeevee 96
    Zeevee 96 Year ago +1

    saw pinkie i clicked on the video saw mabel and rick i stayed

  • Aidan Barnes
    Aidan Barnes Year ago

    Is Thomas the Tank engine an icon?

  • Elizabeth Díaz
    Elizabeth Díaz Year ago

    I prefer Louise to Tina. But Tina is my second favorita. I see it this way, I'm totally like Tina wishing I was like Louise