Cartoons were my life as a kid. I watched so many cartoons on Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon as a kid that it would probably be alarming and borderline embarrassing if I wasn’t so proud. Seriously, reminiscing about cartoons is such a great ice breaker when you’re meeting new people. Just mention your favorite cartoon from back in the day, like Sailor Moon or Recess or Fairly Odd Parents and you’re set.
Even better: Talking about the characters you had crushes on.
All of us have crushed on a cartoon character before. So many of them are just really attractive, okay? There’s no shame in admitting that because it’s simply a universal truth.
Here’s a roundup of 15 TV cartoon characters that we, the Gurl girls, think are straight up babes.
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Gerald Johanssen - Hey Arnold
Gerald was suave, told great stories and had the best hair of the entire Hey Arnold gang. And he's also way less embarrassing to crush on than Sid...who I am also weirdly attracted to (it's the white boots).Source: Fanpop
Wendy - Gravity Falls
I'm not really into the great outdoors or anything, but I would totally hike to the Pacific Northwest, chop a ton of wood and do all sorts of lumberjack stuff just to look cool in front of Wendy. She sorta like a hipstery, lumberjack goddess.Source: Fanpop
Danny Phantom - Danny Phantom
There's something hot about ghost dudes, isn't there? I mean, I totally had a crush on Casper when I was a kid, but Danny Phantom is way cuter, right?Source: Fanpop
Miranda - As Told By Ginger
My love for Miranda has no bounds. Yeah, she was a mean girl and got a lot of glee out of making people's lives a living hell...but she always did it in style and she was definitely the most attractive character on the show.Source: Fanpop
Johnny Bravo - Johnny Bravo
It's the hair. And the tight little jeans. Yeah, he's a total chauvanist and a complete idiot but we all have weird taste sometimes.Source: Fanpop
Marceline The Vampire Queen - Adventure Time
Everybody always raves about how hot vampire dudes are which is ridiculous when the hottest vampire is actually a chick and is a main character from Adventure Time. She's got great clothes and she even plays bass...and musicians are my kryptonite, honestly.Source: Adventure Time Wiki
Twister Rodriguez - Rocket Power
Twister was such a dreamboat when I was a kid. He was goofy and funny and had his shirt off often. I definitely approved.Source: YouTube
Maria Wong - Braceface
I'm pretty sure that I had a huge style crush on Maria when I was in middle school. The hair antennae and pigtail buns were the icing on the cake. Also, she played soccer and so did I. Sporty + Stylin = Instacrush, honestly.Source: Youtube
Trent Lane - Daria
Whenever I watched Daria as a kid I was always so intrigued by Trent. He was in a band, slept a lot, was constantly dazed...and I decided that that was officially my ideal dude. Whoever said that TV is a bad influence was totally spot on.Source: Fanpop
Leela - Futurama
Having one eye doesn't diminish any of Leela's hotness. Honestly, she might be less hot with two eyes. She's also really fiesty which is always a plus.Source: Fanpop
Vince LaSalle - Recess
Dudes who are overly competitive in sports are usually a turn off, but I'm able to set that aside for Vince. His hair wasn't as cool as Gerald's but I'm still feeling that high top fade.Source: Fanpop
All The Ladies Of Sailor Moon
Usagi wasn't the only cutie in the Sailor Moon crew. They were all cute and funny and totally badass at the same time. Any gal who is not only cuter than you but can also beat you in a fight is automatically attractive. It's science.Source: Fanpop
Spike Spiegal - Cowboy Bebop
I'm just sitting here with a dazed smile on my face. Just...just look at him. Just look at him, folks. Look, I'm not here to start a comment war but I think that he is the hottest dude from any anime that I've come across. Period.Source: Fanpop
Trixie Tang - Fairly Odd Parents
Pretty, popular, rich and always rockin' mini skirts and gogo boots...why wouldn't Timmy be in love with this chick? She was also secretly into video games which I always thought was pretty endearing.Source: Fanpop
Alden Jones - Braceface
Yep, another Braceface crush. Alden had the whole package okay: He loved music, played lead guitar in his band and was a genuinely sweet guy who doesn't even realize how cute he is. Clueless dudes are where it's at I guess.Source: Youtube
What cartoon characters do you think are really hot? Do any of your cartoon crushes reflect your real life crushes? Tell us in the comments!