Entertainment TV & Film The Biggest List of Green Cartoon Characters Ever Share PINTEREST Email Print TV & Film TV Shows Shows For Kids Comedies Dramas Documentaries Movies By Nancy Basile Nancy Basile is an entertainment writer who specializes in cartoons, comic books, and other elements of pop culture. She has more than two decades of experience writing. our editorial process Nancy Basile Updated May 06, 2019 Like Kermit once sang, "It's not easy being green." Or is it? These green cartoon characters have had great success on TV, whether they're starring in their own series or just showing up in a handful of episodes. This list isn't strict, meaning the character's skin doesn't have to be green. I've also included characters, like the Green Lantern, whose overall appearance is green. Scroll down to see who else is on the long list of green cartoon characters. 01 of 22 Hulk Lionsgate Greenest of the green characters is Hulk, a.k.a. Dr. Bruce Banner. He leapt from the comic books in 1966 when he starred in Marvel Super Heroes. Since then Hulk has been in several other cartoons, including The Incredible Hulk, The Incredible Hulk/Amazing Spider-Man Hour, The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes and, not to mention the live-action TV series and various Marvel feature films. Origin Dr. Banner's experiments with gamma rays went awry and transformed him into the Hulk, but only when he's angry. Sometimes he's portrayed as an uncontrollable monster. Other times he is able to keep his head when he shifts into green mode. His favorite pastime? Like Captain America says in The Avengers, "And Hulk? Smash." 02 of 22 Beast Boy Warner Bros. Animation Beast Boy is a member of the Teen Titans, a group of DC superheroes, led by Robin (of Batman and Robin). Beast Boy has appeared in Teen Titans and Teen Titans in Tokyo. Now he stars in Cartoon Network's Teen Titans Go!. He uses his great sense of humor to hide the pain of his past. Origin As a boy, Garfield Logan nearly died. His parents saved his life by giving him an experimental serum, which gave him the ability to transform into an animal he has seen. 03 of 22 She-Hulk Marvel She-Hulk--a.k.a. Jennifer Walters--is the female version of The Hulk. Unlike The Hulk, she can control her transformation. She's been a team member of the Avengers and the Fantastic Four (taking Thing's place for a time). She's appeared in Marvel's Hulk and the Agents of Smash, The Super Hero Squad Show, Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Heroes and The Incredible Hulk. Origin: Jen Walters is the cousin of Dr. Bruce Banner (Hulk). When she was shot by a crime lord, who was out for revenge against her sheriff father, Banner gave her a blood transfusion to save her life. His blood, which contained gamma radiation, mutated her into She-Hulk. 04 of 22 Kang and Kodos FOX Kang and Kodos are the green aliens on The Simpsons. They have appeared in every "Treehouse of Horror" episode, the annual Halloween special. In 2015, we discovered Kang and Kodos are females in "The Man Who Came to Be Dinner." Origin In the very first "Treehouse of Horror," Kang and Kodos kidnap the Simpsons in a segment called "Hungry Are the Damned." Lisa accuses the aliens of fattening them up to eat them. 05 of 22 Green Goblin Marvel Green Goblin is a foe of Spider-Man. Sometimes he is drawn to have green skin, other times it's only his bodysuit that's green. He flies on a glider and his weapons of choice are bombs disguised as pumpkins. He's appeared in the original Spider-Man TV cartoon, as well as Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends, Spider-Man: The Animated Series, Spider-Man Unlimited, The Spectacular Spider-Man and Ultimate Spider-Man. Origin Norman Osborn became the Green Goblin when he used an unstable super-serum that had been developed by his own Osborn Industries. He gained amazing strength and speed, at the price of his sanity. 06 of 22 Mad Hatter DC Comics Mad Hatter is a Batman villain whose real name is Jervis Tetch. He frequently wears a green suit, complete with an over-sized top hat, that looks like the one from Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. He has appeared in The Batman/Superman Hour, Batman: The Animated Series, The New Adventures of Batman and Superman: The Animated Series. Origin Jervis Tetch is a patient at Arkham Asylum who has an unhealthy obsession with Alice in Wonderland. He is a neuroscientist and an inventor. He uses mind-controlling hats to wreak havoc at Arkham Asylum and in Gotham City. 07 of 22 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Nickelodeon Raphael, Donatello, Michelangelo, and Leonardo are four brothers who happen to be ninja turtles. Under the tutelage of Master Splinter, they become stronger and smarter fighters, helping protect the residents of New York City from enemy mutants. These green reptiles have been through several incarnations, including the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles TV cartoon, some made-for-TV specials, the current Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and a live-action feature film. Origin These pizza-loving turtles in the half shell started out as just turtles. When they were hit with a special serum, they mutated into the four ninjas we know and love. 08 of 22 Plankton Nickelodeon Plankton is the green, one-eyed nemesis of Mr. Krabs on SpongeBob SquarePants. He has tried and failed several times to steal the Krabby Patty formula. Not only has he been the villain in several episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants, but he also starred in The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie and its sequel. Origin The not-so-proud owner of the Chum Bucket in Bikini Bottom. 09 of 22 Yoda Turner Broadcasting Yoda is the Jedi master in the Star Wars universe. He appeared in all but the fourth Star Wars movies. He also appeared in the TV cartoons (by Genndy Tartakovsky), Star Wars: The Clone Wars ( from Dave Filoni), and the Lego cartoon. Origin For over 800 years, Yoda trained Jedi Younglings and Padawans. He played a key role in the Clone Wars. Toward the end of his life, he trained Luke Skywalker to defeat his father, Darth Vader. 10 of 22 Kermit NBC Universal, Inc As Kermit so famously sang, "It's not easy being green." Kermit is mostly known in his Muppet form, but he was an animated character in Muppet Babies, which ran for 107 episodes. Origin Kermit the Frog is perhaps the most famous creation from Jim Henson. Kermit has starred in Sesame Street, The Muppet Show, and several feature films, including Muppets Most Wanted in 2014. 11 of 22 Mr. Gus Cartoon Network Mr. Gus is the dinosaur friend of Uncle Grandpa, on the cartoon of the same name. He helps Uncle Grandpa with the heavy lifting when he feels like it. Origin Mr. Gus is voiced by Kevin Michael Richardson (The Cleveland Show) 12 of 22 Gamora Marvel Gamora is the beautiful, but deadly, green-skinned member of the Guardians of the Galaxy. She has appeared in several Marvel TV cartoons, including Ultimate Spider-Man, and Hulk and the Agents of Smash. She will play a big part in the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy TV cartoon. Origin Thanos found Gamora as a baby and raised her to be an assassin. But when she realized his true nature was evil, she left him and began working toward peace in the universe. 13 of 22 Doctor Doom Marvel Doctor Doom has psychic power, as well as the ability to cast bolts of energy. This Marvel villain is listed here thanks to his trademark green cloak. He has appeared in TV cartoons like Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, and his Amazing Friends, Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, Iron Man: Armored Adventures and Marvel's Avengers Assemble. Origin Born in Latveria, Victor von Doom was the orphaned son of a witch and a doctor. He trained himself in his mother's mystic ways while educating himself to become a brilliant scientist. 14 of 22 Green Lantern Warner Bros. / Cartoon Network The Green Lantern uses his ring of power to make any weapon he can think of out of pure energy. As a member of DC's Justice League, he's battled villains all over the universe. He has appeared in The All-New Super Friends Hour, Super Friends, Superman: The Animated Series, Batman Beyond, Justice League, and then starred in his own show, Green Lantern: The Animated Series. Origin Hal Jordan was determined to follow in his late father's footsteps and become a great pilot. But when an alien crash-landed on our planet and bestowed his ring to Hal, he became part of the Green Lantern Corp., a trained organization that keeps the peace in the universe. 15 of 22 Iron Fist Marvel Iron Fist has amazing martial arts skills, as well as the ability to completely control his nervous system and focus his chi, allowing him to heal himself and become immune to pain. He has appeared in The Super Hero Squad Show, Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, Lego Marvel Super Heroes: Maximum Overload and Ultimate Spider-Man. Origin Daniel Rand watched his father die and his mother sacrifices herself to save his life. He was taken in by a mystical group at K'un-Lun, who taught him martial arts. Eventually, he fought and defeated Shou-Lao and gained the power of the Iron Fist. 16 of 22 Green Arrow DC Comics Green Arrow is like Batman, in that he is a human who has trained himself to be a hero. As a member of the Justice League, he brings his exceptional aim as an archer and his mad skills in martial arts. He has starred alongside his DC buddies in Super Friends, Justice League, The Batman and Young Justice. Origin Oliver Queen was a spoiled billionaire brat who was left for dead on a remote island when his sailboat crashed. He came back to Starling City and began using his abilities to save people. 17 of 22 Poison Ivy DC Collectibles Poison Ivy is a seductress bent on protecting plant life in Gotham City, no matter who gets hurt. Batman usually winds up entangled in her schemes. She uses her botanical knowledge and toxic kisses in her attempts to take over Gotham. She has appeared in Batman: The Animated Series, Justice League, The Batman, and Batman: The Brave and the Bold. Origin Poison Ivy, a.k.a. Dr. Pamela Isley was poisoned by her botany professor. She didn't die (although it was close) but instead developed an immunity to plant toxins. Her kiss and her blood can be deadly. 18 of 22 Green Ninja LEGO The Green Ninja was a hero of legend on Lego Ninjago, destined to defeat Lord Garmadon. Cole, Kai, Zane, and Jay -- the four main Spinjitzu warriors -- were surprised when the Green Ninja was revealed to be Lloyd. Origin Lloyd is actually the son of Lord Garmadon. Ouch! 19 of 22 Ben 10 Cartoon Network Ben 10 is so named because he uses his Omnitrix (a watch-like device) to transform into one of ten aliens for a span of ten minutes. He uses his powers to help people and fight other aliens. There have been several versions of Ben 10, including Ben 10: Alien Force, Ben 10: Alien Swarm, Ben 10: Ultimate Alien and Ben 10: Omniverse. Origin Ben Tennyson is ten years old (natch) when he finds the Omnitrix. 20 of 22 Loki Marvel Loki, the adopted brother of Thor, is the reigning prankster in Asgard, as well as other realms. His forest green suit and cloak is what landed him on this list. (Favorite nickname? Reindeer Games, courtesy of Tony Stark in Avengers.) He has god-like strength and longevity, but he is also a sorcerer. He has been the central villain in many Marvel cartoons, including Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends, The Super Hero Squad Show, The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, Lego Marvel Super Heroes: Maximum Overload, Hulk and the Agents of Smash and Marvel's Avengers Assemble. Origin When Thor's father, Odin, defeated the Frost Giants, he discovered a baby who had been abandoned. He adopted Loki and brought him home to Asgard. Loki grew up jealous and resentful in Thor's shadow. 21 of 22 Wembley Fraggle Lionsgate Home Entertainment Wembley (pictured center) is the Fraggle who loves to panic. He usually imagines the worst case scenario for every situation. Fraggle Rock was a TV cartoon that only lasted 24 episodes. It was based on a puppet-filled series that ran on HBO. Origin The Fraggles are a group of tiny creatures who live under the basement of an old man named Doc, and his dog, Sprocket. Occasionally they venture into "outer space," which is just the cellar. 22 of 22 Cragger LEGO / Cartoon Network Cragger is the crocodile character on Legends of Chima, the Lego TV cartoon. Origin He and Laval, the prince of the Lion Tribe, used to be best friends. Once he got his first taste of Chi, he became power hungry and competitive.