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The Top 50 Cartoon Characters Nomination Thread - A Terrible Strain on Talking Time's Wrists

I've been keeping an Excel sheet open and just adding to it as I remember shows, honestly probably up until right before the deadline.

Also I'm trying to track down some shows I watched as a kid and remember fondly, but apparently a ton of them were stop motion? There are so many of these I remembered as being hand-drawn animation but apparently not. Weird.
 

Torzelbaum

????? LV 13 HP 292/ 292
(he, him, his)
Well, finally had time to start throwing together an initial list and looks like I'm now up to... hmm, about 64 characters. I guess I should probably stop adding and start paring it back down, even though I know I"ll be forgetting some that I'll smack myself for later.
I think I had around 60 or so candidates on my draft list but I'm sure there is some character(s) that I have forgotten about that will be on the final list (or maybe the honorable mentions if we have those).

Don't feel bad about it. Frankly, I tend to get self-conscious about how meat-and-potatoes and basic bitch most of my choices are but you like what you like and usually there are good reasons, even if you can't articulate them.
Also aren't these really just supposed to be for fun? So might I suggest that you not take this too seriously (especially considering the subject matter).
 

Johnny Unusual

(He/Him)
Hey guys, about one week until the deadline! I have 7 lists so far but I'm hoping to get at least 7 more so get those in. I'm definitely willing to extend things for individuals as I tally up the votes but please tell me ahead of time if they are getting in a little late, as I don't know when I'll be done and my preference is to have lists in on the deadline.

Also throwing this out to @Beta Metroid @Droewyn and @Mogri who voted for this, just in case they missed it had started and are hopefully still interested.
 

Torzelbaum

????? LV 13 HP 292/ 292
(he, him, his)
I do wonder if madhair would be interested in this or if he would just be mad about and disappointed in our taste in cartoon characters.
 
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Johnny Unusual

(He/Him)
I mean, I'd be happy if he or anyone was to but I try to avoid being tempted to invite people over and risk bothering them/making the activity less fun seeming. I always want to get awareness of the activity in a way that people don't find obnoxious.
 

Octopus Prime

Mysterious Contraption
(He/Him)
There's no shortage of recency bias in my list, but such is the nature of recency bias that I am biased towards things I've experienced recently.
 

Issun

Let's 90s gaming
My list is in. Tried not to overthink it, which means I'll have inevitably forgotten some really good ones.

I tried to spread out the IPs for variety. My top 5 I'm very satisfied with, the rest was ordered by caprice.
 

Peklo

Oh! Create!
(they/them, she/her)
Sent. This was pretty difficult, but not for having too many nominations; I had trouble filling up the thing, in fact. I think I just don't emphasize individuals that much.
 

RT-55J

definitely not a robot
(He/Him)
Sent in a list. Couldn't think of 25 characters that I thought were worthy of inclusion on my list, but whatever. I'm not expecting very many of my top picks to make it.
 

Johnny Unusual

(He/Him)
Thanks for the lists. Only three away from what I was hoping the minimum would be so we are already off to a rousing success. And good lists all around so far.

BTW, if you want to make a change or addition to your list prior to the deadline, please do! Just send me a PM
 

Torzelbaum

????? LV 13 HP 292/ 292
(he, him, his)
I mean, I'd be happy if he or anyone was to but I try to avoid being tempted to invite people over and risk bothering them/making the activity less fun seeming. I always want to get awareness of the activity in a way that people don't find obnoxious.
True. I see you did mention the Top 50 in the cartoon thread but not in the anime thread.
 

Johnny Unusual

(He/Him)
I might later but I figured if I dropped it all at once it would be a pain. I might do it when I feel like I'm not interrupting conversation flow.
 

Dracula

Plastic Vampire
(He/His)
I'll definitely have one for this. It's already compiled, I just have to cut some stuff and order it!
 

Johnny Unusual

(He/Him)
We are up to 13!

 

Johnny Unusual

(He/Him)
Only a couple days left. Remember, the deadline is Friday. I may accept some after but only while I'm doing tabulations and I don't know how long that will take.
 
Okay, calling it. I know I'm going to be upset when other people post characters that were so dear to me as a kid that I forgot to put on my list, but it is what it is.
 

Kirin

Summon for hire
(he/him)
So hard!

Despite my earlier whingeing about anime characters that are better known animated even though they came from manga, I ended up cutting most of them that weren't either first or significantly different from their paper counterparts just to help get the list down.
 

Johnny Unusual

(He/Him)
Hey everyone, we are up to 16! I'm really hoping we can bump this up to at least 20. I'd tell you what the theme is but I want you to be A) surprised and B) I don't want it to influence the way you think about your list.
 

Johnny Unusual

(He/Him)
OK. I won't do @'s just because I don't want to give them the Everything's OK alarm.

Me
Purple
Torzelbaum (I have the raw data but I think I accidentally deleted your PM, so if there is any extra information, let me know)
WildcatJF
JBear
Bulgakov
ThornGhost
Octopus Prime
Issun
Peklo
RT-55J
Adrenaline
Dracula
Violentvixen
Beta Metroid
Kirin
 

Johnny Unusual

(He/Him)
BTW, as I mentioned, I'd prefer if you get it in by tonight (or very early the next morning) but I'll be accepting lists for as long as I'm doing the tabulations, which will likely take at least a few days (I'm pretty slow). However, I will not allow changes to lists already accepted at this point as it would just screw up my numbering. Easier for me to at more than redo the math, y'know. So far we have 18 lists, I think, which is pretty great. A cursory glance and I got to say... I still have no idea who is in the lead. And yet, there are LOTS of names showing up more than once. This is going to be a delight and I can't wait to see how it turns out.
 
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