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37 Cartoon Characters Who Made A Bunch Of Women Realize They Were Definitely Not Straight

In retrospect, Carmen Sandiego was...HOT!

Recently, I asked the BuzzFeed Community which cartoon characters made them realize they weren't straight women. Like, in retrospect, who made them think, "Welp! I like girls?!" Here are their responses:

1. Rose from American Dragon: Jake Long

Disney

"Rose from American Dragon: Jake Long....literally a blonde bombshell who was also a monster hunter. My type to this day."

vesmith206

2. Dallas Grimes from Beavis and Butthead Do America

MTV

"Dallas Grimes (voiced by Demi Moore) from Beavis and Butthead Do America. I know she's not a regular character, but something inside of me really liked her."

lionesserin91

3. Jane from Daria

MTV

"Jane from Daria. She was so cool, badass, and artsy. It took me a long time to realize I didn't just appreciate women, I actually LIKED women 😂."

samanthar42a22da62

4. Captain Amelia from Treasure Planet

Disney

"Captain Amelia from Treasure Planet! Her confidence, badassery, and thigh-high boots stole the film ❤️."

innocentneed

5. Tigress from Kung Fu Panda

Dreamworks

"Tigress from Kung Fu Panda. 150%. My obsession with her was WAY more than a healthy respect for badassery."

karma_ace06

6. Nazz from Ed, Edd n Eddy

Cartoon Network

"Mine was definitely Nazz from Ed, Edd n Eddy. I always just thought she was so cool and I had such a HUGE crush on her as a little girl."

azilebean

7. Daphne from Scooby Doo

Cartoon Network

"Daphne from Scooby Doo. God, I was in love with her."

tallowe

8. Shego from Kim Possible.

Disney

"SHEGO HANDS DOWN."

ayannareyesrios

9. Sedusa from Powerpuff Girls

buzzfeed.com

"Sedusa from Powerpuff Girls unleashed my fetish of being choked and liking women."

addictivesoul

10. Jasmine from Aladdin

Disney

"Jasmine from Aladdin. When I watched the movie as a kid, I planned to feed the titular character to the tiger so Jasmine and I could be together."

thefunkyonion

11. Doctor Doctor from The Secret Show

buzzfeed.com

"For me, my bisexual sexual awakening was Doctor Doctor from The Secret Show. Something about her just made her attractive to me."

zoisitemoon

12. Raven from Teen Titans

Cartoon Network

"I was OBSESSED with Raven from Teen Titans. I didn't understand that obsession back then, but there were literally so many signs. I thought she was 'neat,' and apparently I would blush when she appeared on screen."

cloudycxss

13. Hana no Ko Lunlun from The Flower Angel

Toei Company

"To me, it was Hana no Ko Lunlun, or how I knew her when I was little, Angel the flower girl. She was so loved by everyone she met in her show, and I was like, of course they love her, she’s the best, prettiest ever. Her transformations with the flower magic seemed so enchanting to me and boy I loved seeing her red cheeks when she was embarrassed. I think I might still have a crush on her, LOL."

thecapitu

14. Sam from Danny Phantom

buzzfeed.com

"Sam AND Danny from Danny Phantom made me realize I swing both ways haha." —addictivesoul

15. Elsa from Frozen

Disney

"Elsa. Specifically when she let her hair down into the braid then walked to the balcony."

carolineantoniette

16. Sailor Moon

Toei Company

"Sailor Moon, specifically the magical clothes-changing sequence where it's *just* the outline of their bodies and tiny me was very into it. Should've been the first clue, but 15 years later it finally clicked in my head that I was not a Straight Woman™."

SwannieRiver

17. Princess Aurora from Sleeping Beauty

Disney

"Princess Aurora from Sleeping Beauty. She looks like me, and her dress also probably sparked my lifelong love of pink."

cecvaughan

18. Poison Ivy from Batman

Warner Bros.

"Poison Ivy from Batman. I was obsessed with her action figure and wouldn’t let anyone but me play with her at daycare."

sunnis4549ae5c2

19. Margo from Despicable Me

Universal Pictures

"Margo from Despicable Me."

ashisland

"OK, reading that I realize why I liked Despicable Me so much. WOW. She is seriously...yeah."

dauntlesschristina

20. Meg from Hercules

Disney

"Meg from Hercules! The girl my mom babysat who was my age at the time (we were 8) played 'Hercules' with me, which involved 'rescuing' each other from the River Styx and the kiss of life. We took turns playing Meg and Hercules. Unsurprisingly, I identify as bisexual. She moved away though, so not sure about her."

chelseamcdonald

21. Vanessa from Phineas and Ferb

Disney

"Vanessa from Phineas and Ferb."

kendallstewart73

"YES she was my favorite character and it took me so long to understand why 😭."

janetsnakehole2

22. Odette from Swan Princess

Crest Animation

"OK, mine was Odette from the Swan Princess movies. I thought Prince Derek was NOT IT and I only watched the movie for her."

isabellak4e5b443e5

23. Miss Kitty Mouse from The Great Mouse Detective

buzzfeed.com

"Miss Kitty Mouse from The Great Mouse Detective! My mom said I used to repeat her scenes over and over as a kid!" 

johnstonamanda03

24. Silvermist fromTinkerbell

Disney

"Silvermist from the Tinkerbell movies. Took me a WHILE to figure out that I found her attractive. I would just always say I liked her because she was pretty."

michsnow131

25. Cybersix from Cybersix

TMS Entertainment

"Cybersix from the eponymous Canadian cartoon show. I had always identified with the ladies in any movie or cartoon I watched, but Cybersix was the first one who brought 'I like women romantically' to the forefront of my consciousness. A beautiful superhero in shiny leather who masqueraded by day as a male English teacher? Sign me up. I was hooked."

mythandry

26. Gwen Tennyson from Ben 10

Cartoon Network

"Gwen Tennyson from Ben 10. Don't ask me why; I honestly don't know why I had my first crush on her."

nameless_demon

27. Gadget from Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers

Disney

"For me it was Gadget from Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers. She was really pretty and feminine, but also ultra badass — she was a mechanic and an inventor, was brave, kind, funny, and smart, always spoke her mind and stood up to the lads when they were out of line, and somehow made a boiler suit look amazing."

emmak26

28. Lola Bunny from Space Jam

Warner Bros.

"Lola Bunny — I couldn’t quite work out what I wanted more, to be her or to be with her."

vellichords

29. Bonnie from Kim Possible

Disney

"Bonnie from Kim Possible. She was a bitch but damn she was hot."

nonexistant_knight

30. Nikki from 6TEEN

Nelvana

"Nikki from 6TEEN. Ugh."

sushinenigirl

31. Mulan from Mulan

Disney

"Mulan. My non-binary childhood self looooved that movie."

hayleykwas

32. Nala from The Lion King

Disney

"Nala from The Lion King. (I came out as lesbian and then as a furry)."

s171969

33. Princess Kida from Atlantis

Disney

"Princess Kida from Atlantis 😍. It was overwhelming."

dynastyjl1

34. Colette from Ratatouille

Disney

"Colette from Ratatouille."

smogden

35. Carmen Sandiego from Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?

TLC

"Carmen Sandiego 100%."

ashdeluke

36. Cheetara from Thundercats

Rankin/Bass Animated Entertainment

"Cheetara from Thundercats…old school Thundercats. 😏"

jannag4a4f13f8e

37. Molly from Arthur

PBS

"The girl rabbit from Arthur with the bangs that covered her eyes." 

celiadellamea

Was there a cartoon that sparked your sapphic awakening that wasn't included here? Tell me in the comments!

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