9 Best Cartoon Characters With Big Foreheads

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From boy geniuses to time-traveling superheroes, these 10 Best Cartoon Characters with Big Foreheads have won audiences around the world over. Not only are their big foreheads instantly recognisable but their prominent foreheads also help convey something about each individual character’s character and give viewers insight into who they are as individuals.

Their stories demonstrate that greatness can come in any shape or size.

Dexter (Dexter’s Laboratory)

Dexter’s Lab was the inaugural cartoon show to air on the Cartoon Network and was created by Genndy Tartakovsky – later famed for Samurai Jack and Sym-Bionic Titan. Dexter’s Lab took its inspiration from classic UPA cartoons of the 1950s using stylized or simplistic designs, offering something very different than other hyper-realistic animated shows at that time.

The series followed Dexter and his trouble-making sidekick Dee Dee as they navigate their school lives together. Dee Dee is always finding her way to Dexter’s laboratory where she destroys his creations by pressing random buttons (though whether this was done intentionally is never clearly established).

Dee Dee is extremely intelligent; however, her immaturity often frustrates Dexter and she often annoys him with her awkward and carefree behavior. Additionally, Dee Dee can become extremely jealous when Dexter falls for Lisa whom he considers his sister.

Jimmy Neutron (The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius)

Jimmy Neutron is an intelligent child with an insatiable passion for invention and an attitude that matches. He lives in Retroville with his parents, used car salesman Hugh and caring housewife Judy as well as Goddard the robot dog. Jimmy’s genius allows him to invent amazing gadgets which usually get him into and out of trouble; his signature catchphrase being: “Brain blast!” accompanied by visual representations of his brain working overtime.

Jimmy is constantly teased by Cindy Vortex in class; however, she acts as an important voice of reason when his inventions go too far. Carl Wheezer and Sheen Estevez provide valuable support.

Jimmy’s eccentric teacher, Miss Fowl, brings comic relief with her odd quirks and unique teaching methods. Jimmy occasionally crosses paths with characters from other popular Nickelodeon series such as Fairly OddParents or Danny Phantom for crossover episodes where his twisted logic and sharp tongue take part.

Megamind (Megamind)

Megamind is an intelligent, sarcastic and overdramatic blue-skinned alien supervillain with an enormous forehead who serves as a parody of Lex Luthor and Brainiac. Raised in prison and spending most of his adult life trying to outwit Metro Man (his former prison nemesis).

His features are large with square jaws, slim bodies, blue skin tone and a goatee. He prefers dark blue jumpsuits paired with custom baby seal leather boots in black as well as high-collared black capes; during the night they switch out for dark blue pajamas covered with biohazard symbols and fuzzy bat slippers for bedtime wear.

He manipulates Roxanne into thinking he is her “space dad”, Bernard, but she cannot reconcile his past sinister deeds with their current feelings for each other. Roxanne breaks up with him but he convinces her they can still remain friends; eventually, he wins her back with his enhanced Defuser Gun and declares “bad guys always lose”. Minion thanks him as well for all their assistance.

Stewie Griffin (Family Guy)

Stewie Griffin is one of the more notorious characters on Family Guy, frequently showing signs of antisocial behavior such as plotting to murder his mother or take over the world.

He is a child prodigy who speaks fluent English. He excels at performing mathematical equations and mechanical engineering tasks easily, is adept at playing music (piano) and is even an avid fan of Taylor Swift – setting her up with one of his friends Chris!

Stewie was initially depicted as an antagonist on Family Guy. Additionally, he enjoyed engaging in sexual acts that involved him pursuing pedophilia activities.

Stewie has matured tremendously throughout the show and now cares genuinely for Brian while protecting him from threats like Glenn Quagmire. Additionally, he has grown close to Vinny the replacement family dog.

Doraemon (Doraemon)

Robot cat from the future may not possess a classic forehead, but his signature blue headgear gives the appearance of one. His array of futuristic gadgets and heartwarming adventures have quickly made him one of the world’s favorite characters.

Doraemon was sent back through time by Sewashi Nobi to aid Nobita’s situation of illness and poverty. Unfortunately, his musophobia and iatrophobia cause him to overreact at times, such as becoming angry when anyone assumes he’s a raccoon dog or refusing to go in for annual robot checkups in 22nd-century Tokyo.

Shizuka, who he treasures dearly, is his best friend. Though she can sometimes cause him distress — such as by altering a photo and calling him worthless — she loves him dearly and does her best to protect him. They both share an affinity for dorayaki (sweet buns commonly served in Japan).

Sherman (Mr. Peabody & Sherman)

Fictional characters of all shapes and sizes–from overweight mob bosses tasked with running New Jersey to hobbits out to destroy a ring–are everywhere in fictional literature. Some, like Pinky and Brain, feature distinct personalities through varying head designs while others (Jimmy Neutron and Sherman in particular) can be identified by large foreheads.

These intelligent anthropomorphic pets reside in New York City with Mr. Peabody as their narrator. He educates them about history using his WABAC time machine, taking them back in time. One episode sees them narrowly avoid French Revolution as Marie Antoinette faces her execution at the guillotine.

Famous examples of big-headed cartoon characters include Klingon warrior Worf with his distinctively prominent forehead that marks him out from other warriors of his species; Boss Baby stands out with large eyes and forehead to convey serious yet comical persona; Powerpuff Girls characters Bubbles, Blossom and Buttercup boast prominent foreheads which add childlike characteristics;

Hey Arnold (Hey Arnold!)

Hey Arnold was one of Nickelodeon’s most beloved shows during the 90s, drawing upon Craig Bartlett’s own childhood experiences for inspiration and featuring realistic urban settings based on New York City as seen on screen. Though its setting remains unknown to viewers, Hey Arnold remains popular today and continues to air new episodes every Friday afternoon on Nickelodeon.

This show featured numerous characters with large foreheads, such as Helga Geraldine Pataki – an 11-year-old bully named Helga who bullies everyone she can but secretly loves Arnold.

Morrie and Vic are two scheming siblings who ran a counterfeit penny operation in “Wheezin’ Ed.” Mr. Hyunh was gifted at country singing but wasn’t sure whether to tour or become famous; Helga helped him decide. Arnold was voiced by six different actors throughout the series – J.D. Daniels was first, followed by Lane Toran and then Spencer Klein.

Beavis (Beavis and Butt-Head)

Beavis is Butt-Head’s dimwitted sidekick and follower who readily follows his orders without question or resistance. However, Beavis often is the victim of Butt-Head’s abuse, both physical and verbal; yet never responds in kind. At times he can appear witty or intelligent (such as when discussing Metallica music video mechanics), yet remains unaware of subtleties.

Beavis and Butt-Head have demonstrated the ability to backmask, speak quickly, and point their forehead in the direction of whomever is talking to him – all traits characteristic of conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh. Gus Baker from Highland news station invites Beavis and Butt-Head onto his program after perceiving them as positive young role models when they call into discuss support for capital punishment (Right On). In fact, Gus tries his hardest to get them appear as such “positive role models” so he can further his career goals (Right On).

Lisa Simpson (The Simpsons)

Lisa Simpson is a gifted yet often arrogant student. She can read at a 12th-grade level and boasts an IQ of 159; however, her intelligence often causes her to assume things will work out exactly the way she envisions, pushing her knowledge/personal beliefs onto others. Due to this rivalry between herself and Bart and Maggie in schoolwork or music performance; Lisa becomes jealous if someone else can play jazz better than herself.

Lisa first appeared as Bart’s counterpart during the shorts of The Tracey Ullman Show; later she has evolved into more of an individual with liberal leanings but remains Flanderized. Lisa can be very competitive as evidenced by her refusal to let Bart join football team since she prefers saxophone instead.