Top 10 Best Maze Runner Characters

The Top Ten
1 Newt

Newt was amazing. He didn't deserve to die the way he did or even die! he could of made it to safe haven if they just waited for 1 minute and he's be alive. I loved him so much and I cried the so hard when he died in the movies and books. I've never cried over a character in a book before nor have I cried so hard for a character book or movie I loved him so much he was so close on surviving. He made Thomas kill him which I don't know how much pain Thomas had and all his guilts. We know that he tried to kill himself in the glade which didn't work which made my heart hurt. When Thomas read the letter in safe haven I cried even more I felt like my heart was shattered which probably did.

Newt was a really good person who didn't deserve to be nonimmune and then die. His death is one of the saddest deaths I've read about in all the books I've ever read (which is a lot). I know that he's a fictional character, but his death hurts as much as that of a loved one, in my opinion.

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

2 Minho

I love Minho his sassiness is amazing. He was great off the start. Him, Thomas and Newt were amazing. You can see that Minho is a great survivor and thinks quiet well to survive. I was so happy when he survived (which I suspected) if Minho died I would of bawled my eyes out I think everyone would. He was so funny and his jokes even in the book made me laugh. I like how he likes to make up vocabulary for swear words just makes his personality better.

Minho was awesome throughout the entire series, he always helped Thomas no matter what happened, and he's hot(added bonus). Also he was one of the runners even when Thomas wasn't in the glade, so he discovered most of the maze and helped the most in terms of what they knew.

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.

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 amazing he was such a sweet kid he didn't deserve to die. You know when someone would die for you when they do die for you which I think Thomas would of thought. Him and Thomas had such a close bond. The way Thomas and Chuck had a good bond made me cry when Chuck die. The poor kid.

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 really does not deserve to be in the maze at all. After reading Fever Code, I feel even worse for him.

5 Winston

Not a lot of people care for Winston he didn't talk that much in the books but I like how they added some more lines in the movie considering Thomas helped him in the book unlike leaving some of the others. I would of rather Winston's death in the movies than the book it wouldn't fit well with the movie. I hated how Winston killed himself in the movies that made me cry.

Winston is one of the most underrated characters in my opinion. I don't fully understand why, but I immediately felt a connection to him in the movies. He was a slicer in the glade, and I'm a vegetarian. It doesn't make sense, but I don't care. Also, the way he died in the book was so interesting to me. And his movie death made me cry so bad. :(

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.

6 Frypan

Frypan was amazing! he was kind hearted although he didn't get much lines in the movies he had his fair share int he books. It was nice how he survived. We all need that one cook in our life to make our days better and brighter.

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...

The best shank ever

7 Gally

I love Gally most people would hate Gally due to the fact he killed chuck but in the books he explains that wicked took him under control and made him. He wouldn't of done it is wicked made him. I would of probably said the same as Gally when Thomas took most of the surviving gladers to escape. no one would like to leave their home. Especially if they have been there for 3 years memories are made and no one likes to leave those memories behind locked away in the past.

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?

8 Brenda

Brenda was so much better than Teresa. I feel like if Brenda was switched with Teresa everyone would be happier. I don't want to make Teresa seem really bad but Brenda was just better. Even if she was bribed to go with Thomas and them she ran trying to save Newt although she was too late. You could see it in her eyes the guilt. All the guilt she'd have to live with. Brenda was a much better character and James Dashner made sure of it.

Brenda is simply the best. She was the much better counterpart for Thomas than Teresa. She was a total badass, who cares immensely about her friends and Thomas, and is undoubtedly the best character in the films and books

Brenda's such a badass and she was a lot better than teresa. She can actually hold her own and doesn't try to guilt trip thomas or anything.

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.

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

Even though Aris wasn't in the maze with Thomas I feel like if they were they would probably have the same bond as Thomas and Chuck. Aris was amazing how he was portrayed as one of those quiet kids that was brainy. The group needed those brains Thomas and them were a bit on the dumbside unlike Aris. Aris knew where the line was a never crossed it.

"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

The Contenders
11 Jorge

Jorge was amazing he is just as amazing as brenda. Even though in the book it says he is a young man I didn't mind that he was older in the movies. I liked how he acted.

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 has accomplished more and slays harder than Teresa could ever dream, he should be way higher

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

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?

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.

16 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

17 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?

18 Chancellor Paige
19 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.

He kicked off the book in such a wicked way.

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

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.

I loved him in the books

Keeper of the gardens. The way he died in the books caught me so off gaurd.

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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