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

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

It's so easy to hate a lot of characters in this show, but Jeff is the only one that is an exception. He supported Clay and helped him throughout the show. He is such a simple character, but holds a lot of positivity.

Jeff was the nicest character who inspired Clay to get out of his comfort zone and get a life. He was supportive, true, and honestly hot.

Such a sweet and caring character who was a good friend to Clay.Apart from Zach and Scott,he was the only decent jock. - Anushka125

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2 Tony Tony

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.

Tony always stood with Clay and was a good friend to Hannah. He also supported the Bakers in tough times.

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

I'll admit I kinda liked his character except for when he didn't respond to Jessica (back then when they were dating) simply say no on the sex and decided to piss her off by writing down a bunch of girls from his school including Hannah and Jessica where they turned their backs against each other's ruining their friendship

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4 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.

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

His so adorable

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5 Justin Foley Justin Foley

Great Guy, Number 2 on my list. He did some bad things but when you consider what he did at home. He had a good heart deep down

Though he did terrible things, I don't think it compares to what some others have done. Especially considering his home life.

The jock, first person from the tapes and Hannah's first kiss. Wants to be accepted. He did terrible things because of his problems at home. - Drake_thelistmaker

I love Justin plus he's really good looking

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6 Zach Dempsey Zach Dempsey

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

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).

I have to admit, I didn't like Zach until I saw episode 7. Now he's in my top 5!

How can anyone not like him

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7 Hannah Baker Hannah Baker

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

Hannah is my favourite character by far! She was not selfish, "a dick" anything like that. I know many people say that it was awful that she made these tapes and that they could cause that 13 persons will now kill themselves as well but I don't think so. The point of the tapes is not to make them suicidal she just doesn't want them to get away with what they did and in my opinion that's totally understandable. I mean they practically killed someone. Hannah is for me just really relateable and gorgeous. And she's extremly sassy! She deserved better!

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

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8 Jessica Davis Jessica Davis

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

Another bae bites the dust - judo8alex

She is the one Who suffer the most and of course She can be a trainwreck but She has the right to do so

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

Literally turned herself in and accounted her mistakes (though a bit late), AND gets more months than rapist Bryce. Helps Clay and Justin by not only detoxicating Justin, but also putting herself in a situation where she could definitely have been raped. She's such a queen .

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10 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.

The Contenders

11 Montgomery de la Cruz Montgomery de la Cruz

Literally all this guy did was bully people though - pjo

nice broom - judo8alex

Super nice and sweet, helped Alex when he was having a bad day how. So underrated.

12 Ryan Shaver Ryan Shaver

He's ' hillarious.

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

The must funny guy in the serie!

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13 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

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 Cyrus
16 Coach Rick
17 Skye Miller Skye Miller

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

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

18 Kat Kat

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

She is a strong woman with a good heart

19 Tyler Down Tyler Down

He was just doing what he does with pictures. Also, he may have a death list and may shoot some people. Lastly, he sent the picture of Hannah and Courtney around because when Tyler asked Hannah if she would like to hang out, Hannah laughed. So Hannah was rude to Tyler - Jets

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.

Best character 🌃" so nice nad awkward

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20 Caleb
21 May Dempsey

The actress who plays her is so talented!

She is talented young actress but not big enough of a rule

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

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22 Mr. Porter
23 Deputy Bill Standall
24 Lainie Jensen Lainie Jensen
25 Matt Jensen Matt Jensen

Looks like Messi

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

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

wise man

26 Chloe
27 Sherry
28 Clay's Father
29 Bryce Walker Bryce Walker

R U KIDDING ME?! Bryce shouldn't even be on this list AT ALL!

What? I don't understand why he's even on this list... he and Courtney are the characters I hate the most from the show!

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.

I think Bryce is a great character and really cute

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30 Courtney Crimson Courtney Crimson
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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