Top 10 Best Maze Runner Characters

The Top Ten
1 Newt

Spoilers ahead so beware.

Even in the very beginning, Newt was described as a very likable character. With his loyalty to Thomas and everything he's done to keep his friends safe, his death was... Heartbreaking. After suffering for what seems like months, he finally goes completely insane and is killed by his best friend, finally ending the pain.
In one of the chapters it is revealed that Newt had tried to kill himself and ended up breaking his leg, along with many other injuries. He has been through a lot of bad things, none of which he deserved. Newt was a kind, smart, and funny character.
I did end up crying a lot when I saw the movie, and read the books.

"The words tore out of him, his whole body trembling. Then his voice dropped to an urgent, harsh whisper. 'Kill me you shuck coward! Prove you can do the right thing! Put me out of my misery!'
The words horrified Thomas. 'Newt, maybe we can-'
'Shut up! Just shut up! I trusted you! Now do it!'
'I can't'
'Do it!'
'I can't!' How could Newt ask him to do something like this? How could he possibly kill one of his best friends?
'Kill me or I'll kill you! Kill me! Do it!'
'KILL ME!' Then Newt's eyes cleared, as if he'd gained one, last trembling gasp of sanity, and his voice softened. 'Please, Tommy. Please.'
With his heart falling into a black abyss, Thomas pulled the trigger.

Newt is definitely the best! He's the most relatable character by far, and he's so funny, kind, cool, calm, collected... I could go on for hours! He always gave the other Gladers hope, even in the maze, or in the Scorch. He always seemed like such a strong and important ...more

Warning, there may be spoilers in this comment. Newt was such a real and lovable character. He never deserved any of the bad things he got. The way James Dashner has written about Newt makes you like his instantly in the beginning, but as the story goes on, love him more and more. If you have read the Death Cure and if you are a fellow Newt fan, then you will know how hard it is to read about the kindest person in this story change his whole mind because of such a horrible disease. It was hard to have to read about him slowly going insane, having the Flare hurt him so much, physically and emotionally, that he begs for his own friend to kill him. He deserved a better normal life and he never deserved that. Congratulations to James Dashner for creating an amazing character and making everything about him so real. Truly an amazing writer!

I think Newt is probably the most human character I've ever seen. It's hard not to like him, but most important, I liked the fact that he gave hope, no matter what happens.. I know it kinda sounds personal, but when I watched and read the Maze Runner trilogy for the first time, I was in a really dark place. I needed a character like Newt, and even if I really cried when he died, he'll always have a huge place in my heart. Something that I still think about, is his suicide attempt. Kinda hard, but that makes me feel like he is human, and that makes it even more likable. Even if he was a dark place, he was still looking out for his friends. Plus, last point I swear, he's played in the movies by Thomas Brodie-Sangster, and his interpretation and acting were completely amazing and breathtaking! All of this explains to me why he's the best character -ever for me-.

2 Minho

Minho was always "ish" with me, until the Death Cure. Then he was just the biggest, whiniest, most immature baby ever. I could hardly stand him. I don't like Thomas, but I deeply sympathize with him for having to put up with Minho's constant immaturity and rudeness.

Minho is a brave character. Did you know that Minho's actor was born on my birthday! But the year is different, of course! Minho and Newt have been friends for a long time and seeing Newt that he was dead must have been heart-broken for Minho. Minho even put Newt's name on the stone wall at the end of Death Cure.

I love him so much and his sass and sarcasm is just adorable. He holds to group together and is there for everyone all the time.

He is just down straight awesome he is the one that has always been there for thomas and everyone else.

3 Thomas

Ugh...okay, so he was fine in the Maze Runner. And he was good for the first half of the Scorch Trials. But then he started treating Teresa like literal garbage, even after everything was explained about her "betrayal." And even though I get that things could never go back to how they were between those two, Thomas was acting like a big baby and deliberately going out of his way to say nasty things to her.

Thomas is my favorite character in the Maze Runner series and one of my favorite characters of fiction period. Why? Let's not forget how heroic this guy is. He's saved his friends on multiple occasions throughout the series. He's extremely intelligent which helps him survive throughout his journey. He's a caring guy, and he's the most 'down to earth' there is. How could you not love him?

Thomas is the best character in the maze runner series. I like Minho and Newt too, but Thomas, in my opinion is the best, not just because he's the main character, but because he's strong, smart, and a survivor. Also, Thomas never gave up even though things got rough, and he's a leader, Minho and Newt followed him even though there was no reason to do so.

In my Opinion is Thomas the best character in the whole maze runner series. First off all he's the main protagonist and it's save to say that he's the one who saved the gladers.
I read all the books( including the kill order and the fever code) and I have to cry every time I'm realizing how strong Thomas is.I want to be like him( and I'm a girl) : strong, smart and he's a big survivor. He's just so taff and never ever wanted to give up.
The way he's acting is just so cool.

4 Chuck

Chuck was my favourite in the first book. Then I started to like Minho and Newt.

How Maze Runner should have ended: Newt and Chuck reach Paradise with Thomas and Minho.

Chuck is the only kid in the glade and he died because he saved Thomas form being shot by Gally. Chuck is great!

Chuck deserved better but to be honest, he wouldn't survive the Scorch so..

it was SO SAD when Chuck died, but really, when chuck "voluntarily" moved in front of Thomas to save him, WICKED controlled Chuck and made him do that so they could record Chuck's brain patterns. so flipping messed up.

5 Winston

Honestly, he was a piece of "klunk" when he died in the book, he deserved a better way to die. Poor Winston. And I was so, so angry when I discovered that in the film he didn't have any acne.

Winston is my favorite because the way he died in the movie was heroic. In the book, he juste got knocked off in the storm like an extra.

He was helpful and a great friend.

6 Frypan

Frypan is a great cook! Frypan has a warm heart of gold and brings a little magic in his food.

Frypan knows how to cook...

A great shank.

7 Gally

Gally has always been my favorite character since the first movie & book. I think he's a very brave, and headstrong character, painted in a bad light at first. He deserves more recognition. I especially loved his redemption in The Death Cure. Gally is the best character, in my opinion.

Gally's actor is a great actor! Gally want to redeem himself after he was stung and has killed Chuck. Gally even put Chuck's name on the stone wall at the end of Death Cure. This shows that he is sorry for what he had done to Chuck when he was stung. Gally is a great redeemer!

He is not bad. He helps Thomas in the last book and he regretted killing chuck so much he ripped his hair out. Despite him being a pain he was the best guy in the series. I have to admit he's not perfect but no one is right?

He's not so bad - he helped Thomas get his name back in the movies and he was more civil and respectful in the last book.
He is my favourite too

8 Brenda

She is honestly the best. She was a girl that cared and was really determined. In the movie, I didn't imagine her looking like that, but she really cared for her friends and she had a lot of empathy. Brenda reminds me when I need to shut up about The Maze Runner and when I could pile my feeling onto my friends. So to conclude, Brenda is the best because she has a lot of empathy, she cares for her friends and she is my role model.

Brenda is a brave, strong female character in the Maze Runner series! It must have been sad for Brenda to lose her brother when she was little. Brenda is a independent girl who would do to help others. Does anybody remember that Thomas save Brenda from becoming a crank by using his blood!?

Brenda is a strong and absolute cool character. She helped Thomas and the Gladers to escape from WICKED. I love her, because she wants to survive and the she's acting. If I would be in the "WICKED GAMES" I wanted to like her: strong and independent.

I hate Brenda, she takes Thomas from Teresa, among other things. I really do hate her, it's extremely hard to explain.

9 Teresa

I know Teresa betrayed Thomas in the Scorch trials but she has literally saved Thomas's life like a bunch of times. She even sacrificed her life just to save Thomas. And I think she was on the right path for finding a cure.

Okay, what do people not get about the fact that Teresa only tricked Thomas and beat him up TO SAVE HIS LIFE? And look, I even get that despite the fact that she had his best interests at heart, it would still be really difficult (even impossible) for things to ever be the same between them. I get it! But it drives me absolutely INSANE that Thomas keeps acting like they can be normal and then as soon as she responds like a normal human being he totally loses his mind and acts like she's a total creep. Get a grip, you big baby!
Also...I know that at the end of the Fever Code (spoiler alert) it shows that she never actually lost her memories, which makes it seem like she's a total traitor. But that doesn't matter, because at the very end of the trilogy she sacrifices herself to save Thomas' life! So maybe she did some bad things, but in the end she was truly selfless. Second favorite character.

Everyone is always hating on Teresa but after all she has been through we should not hate her for doing what she thought was right. She loved Thomas more than anything even more than herself as she proves when she sacrifices herself for him! She is my favorite female character and I definitely ship her and Thomas. I have never believed that Thomas loves Brenda I think that it was just a way to mask his hurt over Teresa. But anyway she just doesn't deserve the hate she gets

Honestly, I hated her at first, but when her real goal came into view she became my favorite female character. Brenda was like this holy character who never did anything wrong and Teresa, who did make mistakes and tried to fix them, had to die. Brenda should've died she is a pretty much useless character. Teresa wanted to find a cure, not kill the kids. I think Ava Paige and Teresa had the right goal and the wrong ways of getting it.

10 Aris Jones

"Aris! He's my favorite character overall! I love him so much it's really cool how he didn't even know Thomas and he just showed him what he found!"

Aris is cute in the 3rd movie and I ship him with Sonya (Newt's little sister). Aris helped Thomas and his friends to escaping form Janson in the 2nd movie.

He's like cool but weird

I love Aris so much cause he's there for Thomas when his friend was being kidnapped

The Contenders
11 Jorge

Jorge just makes me laugh a lot and he really cares for Brenda as if she was his daughter.

He is the funniest, of course. One of my favorites.

Jorge you're a bad ass

He's just a badass

12 Alby

Alby is a brave male character. Alby is a great leader! Alby helped Chuck from dieing from a griever but at the end, Alby died a heroic death to save Chuck's life!

Alby is the leader of the glade in the Maze Runner. He saved Chuck form a griever! Alby is a heroic leader!

I liked him better in the movies.

He died sadly

13 Jack

Poor old jack. Nobody pained attention to him in the movie. I wish he was like it was in the books. Fun fact Minho got him killed in the movie and book. He got him killed in the movie by turning on the generator and in the book by leaving him behind when he got struck by lightning. I also hate how nothing happens to Minho when he gets struck by lightning but jack gets messed up.

Jack oh jack. Nobody cared about you in the movies. You didn't deserve any of this.

Jack is a backround character but he really didn't deserves to die. Jack was the first person to die in the 2nd movie. Jack is a brave backround character.

He's an outstanding character, but little did I know he's just a backround character, although he did die book and movie he deserves top 3 best characters

14 Lana
15 Teresa Agnes

I love her in the books and movies. In the books she saved Thomas (more than once). I also don't think she told on Thomas in Fever Code, I think it was Ava Paige. In the movie she tried to save Newt (remember when she got the cure from Thomas). In both she died by saving him.

Okay, she tricked on Thomas and the other gladers. I'm honest, I like Brenda more, BUT ladies and gentleman, there's a but.

I think 70% of you guys just watched the movies and read the first 3 books.
Before judging about Teresa, please read first the kill order and the fever code.
I know, what Teresa did was terrible. But I can understand her.
She was that one little kid in this town, where all adults were getting crazy. They all had the flare and they thought that little Teresa ( Deedee, her name before she joined WICKED) is a demon, because she didn't get the flare. A few days later, Marc, Alec, Tryna and Lana were coming. The nice people. Who had died for her life. It's terrible what Teresa is been through. All the things she had done to Thomas and the Gladers are in her mind right. She don't want that the flare is falling about her friends and people, and especially, that Thomas is healthy and save. All what she did in her life was for 5 persons: ...more

Teresa is GREAT! I know that most people dislike her because of the scorch trials, but she was doing that all for Thomas. Plus, in the Death Cure, she was trying to win back Thomas. Also, in the Kill Order, she was really awesome and I don't get people who say that Teresa is bad. That's WICKED.

I don't get why everyone hates Teresa. She's arguably the bravest one there. She gave up what she and Thomas had to save his life no matter the cost. Who cares if she betrayed the Gladers? She did what she had to do to save Thomas! And in the last book she saved him and died in his place. How can you not like her?

16 Jeff

Jeff is a "doctor" in the glade with Clint. Jeff died because a griever killed him because Jeff saved Minho's life! That is what a real doctor does!

He saves minho by risking himself, does anyone realize this?

17 Ben

He's a nobody, he's a minor character and there's nothing special about him.

He was the first character I cried about. His death scene was very sad.

I also like Ben I felt so bad for him that's why he didn't deserve to die

18 Chancellor Paige
19 Sonya

Sonya is the little sister of Newt. Sonya is a great character and for losing her brother must have been sad but Newt is in everyone's heart.

Newts younger sister

She was an amazing character in the movies and cared so much about everyone

20 Harriet

Harriet is a brave girl character in the Maze Runner series. She is friends with Sonya and Aris because they were in the Maze (Group B) together.

21 Zart

Zart is a backround character in the Maze Runner. Zart's death was sad but at the end of Death Cure, his name was put on the stone wall.

22 Mark

He was the one who helped save Deedee (Teresa) in the first place, letting everyone know that there are immune people out there, and ultimately contributing to the survival of the human race. I feel like the Kill Order doesn't get enough recognition!

He is a main character in the prequel.

23 Alec

He's a realist but he's actually tough, funny, and he cared about Mark. Not saying he's the BEST character in the series, but he does deserve recognition for his major role in Kill Order.

24 Janson

Guys, everybody is against him, everybody think that he was "wicked", I think that too, but I like the way they call him the Rat Man, I think I like his personality, and how he said that Minho should respect the elders. One of the most importants and funny characters.

I respect him cause he was the biggest shank out of all of the people at wicked

25 Clint

Clint is a "doctor" in the glade with Jeff. They help people when they get hurt. Clint's death was sad because a griever killed him and I did not know that until a week ago! Clint is a great helper!

Clint was a minor character in the book, but I really liked him in the movie. He died a heroic death.

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