Best 13 Reasons Why Characters

Best characters from the show based on the 2007 novel by Jay Asher.

The Top Ten

1 Jeff Atkins Jeff Atkins

Even though he wasn't truly alive and only appeared in flash backs he was the best character, especially for him to stand out this brightly in my head though not present for the actual series

The best

He influenced Clay as his mentor and friend. The most positive, kind and caring character on the show. - Drake_thelistmaker

He was the mom they all needed and once he was gone it all went to hell.

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2 Tony Tony

He’s sweet I love him and feel bad for him too, overall the most underrated character - Yoshiandaglover

Tony is the most likable character on the show. He's a good person and friend, kind, compassionate, smart, hard-working and mature for his age. - Drake_thelistmaker

He's the guy who is really a true friend - to Hannah and Clay. He proved himself as not just a "fair-weather friend", but stuck with Clay despite everything Clay did to him and blamed him for. Level-headed, funny, protective, cool, (dang good looking), and kind, Tony's #1.

Just a sweet guy.

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3 Alex Standall Alex Standall

He's very realistic and he sees things as they are. He's smart and even though he doesn't talk that much, his words says a lot.

If this show was directed at Alex and not Clay, I would 100% still like it. Alex plays such a good rule

Alex was one of the closest Hannah's friends. He's probably the most sane character on the show. - Drake_thelistmaker

He's the only one to right away realize what he did wrong and actually feel terrible about it.

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4 Justin Foley Justin Foley

His character development is great. Poor guy was born into a hopeless situation causing him to rely on the wrong person and associate himself with the wrong people. Justin made a lot of bad decisions but he's really sorry for them so I hope he finds a way recover and get his life back on track. I just want a happy ending for him.

I truly feel so bad for Justin it's not his fault how he acts and clay is super annoying Justin is my number one character he tried to save Jess he did

I love Justin plus he's really good looking

Troubled upbringing, trying to learn to forgive himself his mistakes and do better

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5 Zach Dempsey Zach Dempsey

2nd favorite hottie - Luckys

Considering some of the other characters on the show I didn't feel like Zach was completely awful after watching season 1, many did worse things and he kept the note which gave him some depth even though the first season didn't give him too much of a plot line. Season 2 is where he really starts developing which made me like his character even more. He's great and I really enjoyed episode 7 (S2).

The kind-hearted jock. Lonely and misunderstood, the character you didn't expect to like. - Drake_thelistmaker

How can anyone not like him

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6 Clay Jensen Clay Jensen

The main character. Sweet, kind and good, but also irrational. We all know that he might have just listened those tapes at once and help people who needed that (Tyler). - Drake_thelistmaker

He was a caring, kind, and likable protagonist. His only problem was taking so LONG to hear the tapes. Otherwise his socially awkward, and emotional character was a standout in the series along with characters like Tony, Alex and Jeff.

How is he only at 5? he's obviously the best character.

This guy shows true emotion to losing Hannah... but he does so when losing Jeff; because both collide? How is this Clay's fault?

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7 Hannah Baker Hannah Baker

When she died I felt really bad about myself because I tried to kill myself and I just kinda feel what she felt.

Hannah Baker. I cry over this girl's words. My mom commit suicide a few months ago so it's really hard. She's so beautiful and she is just a innocent person.

The main character, she was kind and smart. The story focuses around her suicide. Bullied by her peers and misunderstood. - Drake_thelistmaker

So pretty wish I knew her in real life so I could marry her I'm suicidal as hell and half the things in the show happened to me irl

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8 Jessica Davis Jessica Davis

My favorite - Luckys


I love her she’s really caring, personally my favorite - Yoshiandaglover

She suffered so much and made a couple mistakes which is only human

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9 Sheri Holland Sheri Holland

Good person, scared of the consequences of her deeds. Tries to fix things up. - Drake_thelistmaker


Nice person that was scared

Boyfriend kisser

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10 Montgomery de la Cruz Montgomery de la Cruz

LMAOO okay to be honest I can't hate montgomery. I really just can't- I love him and it hurts

Sorry how is he number 10 someone please explain - pjo

Literally all this guy did was bully people though - pjo

nice broom - judo8alex

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The Contenders

11 Ryan Shaver Ryan Shaver

The must funny guy in the serie!

He is the ONE thing that prevents me from crying 24/7 of watching.

I'm surprised by how low he is. Here's real list
5. Alex Standall
4. Jeff Atkins
3. Hannah Baker
2. Scott Reed
1. Ryan Shaver

He's ' hillarious.

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12 Kevin Porter Kevin Porter

Actually not a bad guy to be honest, he is caring as he has a family for his own. I really like him, as he cares for a lot of children.

Totally kidding

Did nothing wrong but ok hannah - pjo

13 Olivia Baker Olivia Baker

Hannah's mom. Wants the justice and truth. Struggles after losing her only child and shows what parents feel. - Drake_thelistmaker

Next to Sheri and her Husband, the only characters I liked and didn't want to punch in the face every time they made a dumb decision o simply said something annoying as hell.

14 Scott Reed Scott Reed


Nice guy, realised that. Bryce was not the right person to be friends with.

The new Jeff - Drake_thelistmaker

He’s cute especially when he stops Clay from getting beat up again.

15 Mr. Porter
16 Cyrus
17 Coach Rick
18 Bryce Walker Bryce Walker

Bryce by far is one of my favorite characters and I feel like people just automatically hate him because he was a rapist. Now now I know that is bad but you have to admit that his character was portrayed greatly.

I think Bryce is a great character and really cute

I love bryce becuse he so hot but I don't like that he's a rapist'

Of course the character is not likeable what so ever. But he really IS one of the most interesting characters and the way he is portrayed is just brilliant and confusing at the same time.

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19 Tyler Down Tyler Down

To be honest, not as bad as he's made out to be. hannah was really rude to him and no one acknowledges that - pjo

I cannot help myself, but I find him cute, even though his character is perceived as a bad parson. There's a way I understand why he's done all the things - koulovamarketa

Tyler is down.


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20 Caleb
21 May Dempsey

She cared for zach and she was just doing her duty like all mothers do

This girl is so amazing I can’t even express my love for her! She is breath taking and such a talented young soul! I think you would love her too if you met her she is wonderful

What a goddess ma life

The actress who plays her is so talented!

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22 Deputy Bill Standall
23 Lainie Jensen Lainie Jensen
24 Matt Jensen Matt Jensen

This man is amazing. A very good father. Vote for him

Underrated. He is a good father and helped supported his son good. Also he gave Clay privacy when he needed it unlike her mother.

Looks like Messi

wise man

25 Kat Kat

She is a strong woman with a good heart

She should be higher, she was only a minor character but she was a lot better than bryce or courtney - pjo

26 Chloe

I feel really sorry for her - pjo

27 Sherry
28 Skye Miller Skye Miller

She was super annoying. she acted like hannah was a coward for killing herself, and although I have some issues with hannah too, it wasn't a good thing to say at all - pjo

Clay's childhood friend, cares and loves him. - Drake_thelistmaker

29 Clay's Father
30 Courtney Crimson Courtney Crimson

What Courtney has changed significantly since the 1st season. Not only can one admit that she's being herself, but she's also become a great deal more approachable in comparison to the beginning. Besides, she must have comprehended how she mistreated Hannah before she died.

She is a horrible character...even after spreading rumours about Hannah to save her own ass, she continued to deny the fact that what Hannah said on the tapes weren't true (after she killed herself)...very cruel and irrational. - m2710

31 Marcus

He is a guy who made a big mistake and doesn't know what to do because he doesn't know a lot about girls

Yeah, I would say a lot of mistakes. He's just as bad or even worse than Bryce. At least Monty has abusive father, a father that beats him, breaks his bones. If something like this doesn't eff you up, nothing will. - Drake_thelistmaker

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