Men’s Choice: Our Top 21 First Fictional Crushes!

By PopLurker Readers

Here on PopLurker, we’re no stranger to discussing love, lust, and desire. But let’s take it back to that lust part, because hello, we’re Lurkers. We’ve already talked about our female readers choices of sexiest cartoon characters on a separate countdown earlier this year. But today, the men are going to get their say. We asked our readers for some of their very first cartoon crushes, and some of their answers were very…animated! 

Remember folks, puns are always intended.

21) Linka from Captain Planet


I loved Linka. She was this hot, blonde Nordic chick who was built like a warrior and didn’t take any sexual harassment crap from the red-haired American dude. Plus, her power was wind, so you knew she’d any have any problems with blowing, and…

20) Rei Hino / Sailor Mars from Sailor Moon


Cheetara, Samus, Storm, Chun Li, Lynn Minmei and the top tier waifu Rei Hino. You NEVER said anything about harems!

19) Kimberly and Trini from Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers


Both of these ladies were perfect in different ways. Smart, cool, raging with ‘teenage attitude’ and ready to save the day. Definitely my first fictional crushes.

18) Francesca from Mad Monster Party


She’s a stacked, stop motion puppet that appeared in her underwear.

17) Jessica Rabbit from Who Framed Roger Rabbit


If you even need to have this explained, you’re blind.

16) Lynda Carter from Wonder Woman


Lynda Carter is the only star or person I have ever met in real life to stupefy me. When she shook my hand my brain said: OMG OMG OMG!! I AM TOUCHING WONDER WOMAN’S HAND! She said something to me and my response was supposed to be “I’m in the running to write the Wonder woman daily comic” instead these words came out of my mouth, “Oh ah ah ah… me write stuff…”

15) Arcee from Transformers


She’s your girlfriend, your teacher, your mom, and a robot all at the same time. There’s no way to lose.

14) Cheetara from Thunder Cats


She’ll always be the number one childhood cartoon character crush. What a babe!

13) Gadget from Chip and Dale Rescue Rangers


I don’t care that she’s not the right species. She’s my wife and I’ll love her forever.

12) Lynn Minmay from Macross

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Minmay was the first anime super idol singer, and Macross was brilliant for having her there. Military drama? Sure. Giant robots in space? Excellent! A wide-eyed, blue haired singer for no reason? Even better!

11) Barbara Eden from I Dream of Jeannie 


I think I went with Jeannie over Samantha from Bewitched because of Jeannie’s spunk, and well, that outfit did appeal to my budding teen hormones. Plus, she could blink and do stuff.

10) She-Ra from She-Ra Princess of Power


She was strong, beautiful, sweet, and a warrior. She can honor my Grayskull anytime.

9) Ryoko from Tenchi Muyo!


She’s a gorgeous, fun, vigilante party girl with hot boobs who likes messing with you. There’s no way to lose here.

8) Barbara Gordon / Bat Girl from Batman


The 60s and 70s were the best time for costumes. Giggidy!

7) Emma Peel as Diana Riggs from The Avengers


Something about the slick, cool, intelligent and strong Emma that really appealed to younger me. She could take you down with her wit or her judo. I believe I started my love of judo because of my fondness for Emma Peel. She truly was ahead of her time.

6) Futura from Filmation’s Ghostbusters

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Look at that confidence. She knew what game she was playing.

5) Judy Jetson from The Jetsons


She’ll always make you feel the most important…until she moves on to your best friend.

4) Josie and the Pussycats


Hey, guys can go nuts for musicians too.

3) Nausicca from Nausicaa and the Valley of the Wind


Most badass and beautiful fighter in Miyazaki history. Sorry, Mononoke. 

2) Velma and Daphne from Scooby-Doo


I loved both of these girls. They were smart, adventurous, and sexy. I also love that we finally live in a world where Velma is the ‘hot one’. Revenge of the nerds, indeed.

1) Rogue from X-Men


I wish she’d poison me with her lips. All the lips. If you catch my…yeah.

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