Sorry Generation Z, Only Millennials Can Correctly Identify These Cartoon Characters

By: Kennita Leon

Leonardo, nicknamed Leo, is the eldest and leader of the crime-fighting turtle siblings. He is identified by his blue eye mask and signature weapons, two katanas.

He-Man is the legendary defender of the planet Eternia who, along with a team of Galactic Guardians, is dedicated to protecting the planet Primus from evil mutants.

Alvin is the oldest brother and leader of a trio of singing chipmunks. He is portrayed as the good-natured but troublemaker of the group.

At 546 years old, Papa Smurf is the eldest and energetic leader of the Smurfs who rocks a white beard, a red Phrygian cap and matching red pants.

Homer Simpson is the patriarch of the Simpson family. He is depicted as having a low IQ, with frequent episodes of laziness, stupidy and explosive anger.

Lion-O, voiced by Larry Kenney, is the cunning and skillful leader of a team of survivors from the planet Thundera who fights evil on Third Earth.

Garfield is a fat and lazy orange tabby who enjoys eating, sleeping, eating his favorite meal lasagna and tormenting his best friend, Odie.

In The Flintstone Kids, Fred Flintstone is depicted as a ten-year-old who deals with his childhood issues along with his friends Wilma, Barney, Betty and Dino.

Goku is the carefree and cheerful protagonist of the series, Earth's mightiest hero and a member of the extraterrestrial warrior race called the Saiyans.

Spongebob is an energetic and optimistic sea sponge who, along with his best friend Patrick Star, frequently finds himself engaging in various mishaps.

Arnold is the titular character of the series who is depicted as an idealist and dreamer who tries to do the right thing and see the best in everyone.

Dexter is a young boy genius with his very own laboratory where he creates a number of elaborate inventions and experiments.

Philip J. Fry is the protagonist of the series and a 20th-century delivery boy who was accidentally cryogenically frozen until the 30th century.

Zim is an ill-tempered, megalomaniac and impulsive green-skinned alien who was sent to Earth on a fake conquest mission.

Scrooge McDuck is an elderly Scottish anthropomorphic duck who is depicted as an oil tycoon, businessman and the maternal uncle of Donald Duck.

Billy is a dimwitted but good-natured ten-year-old boy who gained the Grim Reaper as his best friend after winning a limbo game to save his pet hamster.

Yakko, voiced by Rob Paulsen, is the wise-cracking, smart-mouthed leader of the trio who is obsessed with girls.

Hulk, the alter ego of Dr. Bruce Banner, is a raging, green-skinned muscular humanoid who appears when Banner is subjected to severe emotional stress.

Tommy Pickles is a brave and adventurous one-year-old who acts as the leader of his group of playmates during their imaginative escapades.

Cartman is one of the four main characters who is portrayed as obese, arrogant, aggressive and prejudiced with occasional sociopathic and manipulative behavior.

Courage, the Cowardly Dog, is a pink anthropomorphic dog who frequently saves his elderly owners from a number of supernatural or paranormal situations.

CatDog are a conjoined cat and dog brothers who, despite their opposite personalities, share a spotted orange body with no hind legs or tail.

Bubbles is the sweetest and softest of the three sisters who is identified by her blonde hair in pigtails and blue signature color.

Pinky is a lanky and hyperactive genetically modified mouse who, despite his childish stupidity, is quite intelligent, constantly pointing out the flaws in Brain's plans.

Rocko is a shy Australian immigrant wallaby who enjoys the simple pleasures in life and is often taken advantage of due to his compassionate personality.

Johnny Bravo is a pompous, dimwitted, muscular and self-proclaimed womanizer who unsuccessfully tries to get women to date him.

Doug is a naive, shy, self-conscious and insecure eleven-year-old boy tries to fit in but stands out due to his vivid imagination, talents and strong sense of morality.

Darkwing Duck is a superhero who frequently battles supervillains and street criminals with his sidekick and pilot, Launchpad McQuack.

Ash Ketchum is the ten-year-old protagonist of the Pokémon series who travels across in world in an attempt to become a full-fledged Pokémon trainer.

Beavis is a teenage delinquent and the sidekick and follower of Butt-Head, with whom he shares a violent, jaded and occasionally borderline sadistic friendship.

Vegeta is the Prince of the Saiyans and longtime rival of Goku. Throughout the series, his role changed from antagonist to antihero and later on, hero.

Donny is a feral boy and the adopted son of the Thornberry family who was raised by orangutans following the death of his biological parents.

Serena is a clumsy and carefree school girl who is able to transform into Sailor Moon after receiving a magical brooch from a talking cat named Luna.

Otto is an arrogant middle school-aged adventurous sports enthusiast who frequently competes with his older sister Reggie and best friends, Sam and Twister.

Freakazoid is the insane, manic crime-fighting alter ego of the geeky 16-year old Dexter Douglas who received his powers from a computer bug.

Scooby-Doo is a male Great Dane and the protagonist of the show. He is the best friend of Shaggy, with whom he shares similar interests and personality traits.

Kermit, the frog, is the love interest of Miss Piggy, who acts as the leader of the group of infant muppets during their imaginative quests.

Batman is one of the most loved superheroes worldwide. Instead of superpowers, he has amazing gadgets that help him solve crimes in Gotham city.

Franklin is a six-year-old turtle who, along with his best friend Bear, learns about life and its challenges in his village, Woodland.

Sonic is a blue anthropomorphic hedgehog with supersonic speed who uses his powers to put a stop to the world domination plans of Doctor Eggman.

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About This Quiz

When it comes to cartoons and animation, we all know that they've been around for a long time. From Mickey Mouse to Ben 10 each generation has come to be known for certain shows and the characters who appeared on these shows. Today, we're forgetting about the all the generations except the millennials. Today we're featuring the best of the best that appeared on our TV screens between 1981 and 2004. 

We're going to show you everyone from Tommy Pickles to Otto from Rocket Power. You're going to see the likes of Leonardo from the Ninja Turtles, Spongebob, Scrooge McDuck, Johnny Bravo and Sonic the Hedgehog. The shows will include Doug, Hey Arnold! The Powerpuff Girls and many more. It'll be your job to pick out the name that matches the character we've shown you. Sound easy enough? 

So, if you'd like to find out whether you qualify to be a millennial by identifying the cartoons who ruled the generation, take this fun quiz. It'll bring back a feeling of nostalgia so strong, you'll go looking for the shows all over again. 

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