Greatest Homestuck Characters

The Top Ten

1 Karkat Vantas

Most relatable one, apart from Dave. Had the most amazing character I've ever seen. Also pure.

A deep and very well written character with just the right amount of vulnerability, conflict, flaws and talents. Karkat has some of the best lines in the comic and can serve both as comedic relief and a vessel for exposition dumps or alien culture exchanges. His interactions and relationships with himself and other characters are also very funny and often genuine and touching, and Davekat is pretty much the jewel in the crown of Homestuck ships, co-jewelling with Rosemary of course.

Oh my god yes. The minute I started the we comic, I couldn't wait to see one of the trolls. After waiting through four acts, with a couple glimpses of Karkat here and there, I couldn't wait to see an appearance from him again. Finally, once the update with act five was uploaded, I was ecstatic when Karkat Vantis came to the screen. Every time he curses at anyone I want to squeal and giggle, he is the best character in Homestuck, no doubt.

With Karkat you're guaranteed for some laughs one way or another. Apart from that he cares a great deal for his companions and does what he can despite being one of the weakest characters in terms of abilities on the battlefield. It's an aspect that is probably what makes the character so popular.

2 Vriska Serket

Her not dying literally changed the timeline from doomed to victorious. Has a lot of flaws, but when push comes to shove, she can work for the benefit of others.

Also, I didn't really like Tavros that much so she gets a free pass on that one thing.

Sorry, but me no like this overpowered troll. Overpowered person (s) is not good. no. mind-controlling can be very helpful for some, but if someone like a Vriska is messing with your brain, it is possible she could blind you or kill you girlfriend.

One of my favorite characters, though I hated her at first. She can be very mean, uncaring, violent, murderous and insensitive, but she has reasons to be all of those things. She is a very well-developed character, and gives us a unique view on troll culture and its positive outlook on death and insanity. She is a very interesting character.

While she wasn't liked by many at first, I looked deeper into her character, and in my opinion, she has had one of the best developments. She is very relatable in the aspects of putting on a mask to hide self esteem issues and guilt which I'm sure we've all done before (just not to the extreme) and overtime she became very lovable and appreciated. Besides, her sassy attitude and confidence was always just so cool.

3 Kanaya Maryam

(FR, pardon my English)

I wont let Vriska be below Vriska. Yes, Vriska is more iconic. But I don't care. Look, I won't explain why kanaya is perfect, just try to improve her, you won't succeed (when she cut Gamzee in two so perfect). I will just criticize Vriska instead. Firstly, she is horrible. She lie to herself temporarily to make discussion turn at her advantage. I mean, she broke Tavros legs and she know that's her fault. But her subconscious think that's really the tavros fault. And his handicap really made her upset and cocky. She is really good at be mad like she was right even when she know that's a lie. Because her subconscious think that is right and it's anger legit. This isn't a capricious child, because she don't let theses lie blind or influence her. And don't use them to motivate herself, justify or rationalize. Because she don't need justification:she is better, more important and smarter.

She has some qualities, yes. But that make just her more ...more

In my opinion, people under-rate every character until they can prove themselves worthy. Like how nobody liked her until she was bad-ass enough to be a rainbow drinker who came alive and bamf'd some noses, kicked some tentacles, and had sunglasses descend on her face. Personally; I found out I was a Virgo and decided to give Kanaya a chance. She then became the best character I ever knew I can't even describe her correctly. She is probably the glue to almost every character. Showing Vriska's manipulative side, a side of Karkat that's calm, and probably more I can't name off the top of my head.

Shes fabulous and organized and she wrecked. By the way chainsaw is also my fave weapon and I'm a Virgo too

Doesn't matter if she's in a dress or not, this badass will cut you in half if you mess with her.

4 Dave Strider

The coolest kid ever. There is no cooler character. There's just not.

He is SUCH a well-written character. His character development is crazy. When he goes into his rants of irony it's really interesting seeing the truth behind all the irony. Personally, I ship him with Terezi, sometimes as friends, sometimes as romantic partners. Their interaction was so cute. If only Gamzee hadn't ruined it all. Also, you can never resist the strider charm.

Dave Strider is a character with so many things hidden, under his facade of irony. It's personally endearing every time he goes on one of his awkward rants, and he looks too cool to not like. I also like that he's not the "main" character, (John is) and his quotes, like so many other's quotes, are to die for.

There's a lot more to Dave than being one hell of a cool dude who tells it like it is and is chill with most things. That being said, he's a pretty cool dude.

5 Terezi Pyrope

She has gremlin energy, but is also pretty chill, when the situation calls for it. Also, seeing by licking stuff? Brilliant idea. I love it.

There is nothing to hate about her, she is wife and I will smooch.

My favorite character. She is extremely well-developed, and has several unique attributes that add to her interest, like her love for dragons and the color red, as well as her pride in being blind. She has been through a lot, and suffered many insecurities, but I think, if you stripped all the powers and fancy weapons from everyone, Terezi would be one of the strongest characters. Though she is one of the few characters who haven't reached god tier, and she doesn't have much faith in her powers as a Seer of Mind, she is still a very powerful character. Her development and actions at the end of the pre-retcon timeline, as well as in Terezi: remember have definitely made her my favorite!

Terezi is just... just amazing . Her character is simultaneously cute and morbid, which is pretty funny sometimes. And for some reason, I really like her quirk. ? I also feel that I have something of a personal connection to her, because out of all the characters in Homestuck, I think she and I would get along best.

6 Aradia Megido

Aradia is an adorable character with how she traverses through the story. When you see her at first, she's this mysterious character that seems to have an unusually okay outlook on life. Then she goes to a character you can relate to upon how she wants revenge on the person who ruined her life! Finally she shows her heart and ascends to God Tier in order to help and protect her friends. She even cared enough to stay with Sollux in his wounded state! This is a lovable character right here.

Aradia is one of my favorite characters of all time! She's had such a tragic past, dying TWICE, and she still comes out of it smiling and adorable. And the whole dead people thing is really cool! I just love her

Aradia is stunning and managed to transform in a way that no other character has in the comic. Believable, like able, and surely the nicest of the trolls too.

Aradia is so adorable and has such a huge heart for everyone, but still very relatable and I just love her!

7 Nepeta Leijon

She deserved so much better, I wish she could have gotten better story time. I think a part of us can all relate to her shipping shenanigans.

Best girl who deserved better. She and Equius were the best morail pairing and you can't change my mind.

Best girl. She is so cute and deserved so much better. Pleease give her more development.

She was unbelievably underused and underdeveloped, if the hive bent story had been expanded, she could have been developed as an even more adorable and fun character, with prominent role in the story. Not only was nepeta one of the most lovable characters overall, but she had amazing potential as well!
She is completely and utterly PURRFECT

8 Jade Harley

I don't know why, but I really like Jade. She was an interesting character right from the start, what with how she seemed to be able to see into the future. I also really like her design, especially when she's a God Tier. She's so enthusiastic about everything, and watching her try to deal with John's weirdness on his 15th birthday was hilarious.

From the very beginning, Jade was both fun-loving and smart. She was silly, but not stupid. She was smart, and shown from the get-go to be one of the most powerful characters in the entire webcomic. She grew up on an island in the middle of nowhere, by herself, with only her and her dog, and she manages to be the total badass she is today. Jade is amazing.

Jade is absolutely one of the best homestuck characters. Not only did she grow up without an adult(or not a human one at least) she also had to go through seeing the stuffed carcass of her Deceased Grandfather. She lived on the island for quite some time with only a dog as her companion. Also she is super cute and wayyy smart

Jade is so sweet, innocent and POWERFUL!

9 Sollux Captor

He's funny and actually is sometimes a relatable character. Wait. That's all of them. Well I like him the best. I find him cute.

He is the best. I mean, his powers are just pure AWESOMENESS

He's just funny somehow and pretty cute

This troll is best troll

10 John Egbert

He's like the chocolate chip cookies of the bunch. He's not the most interesting and weird choice, but everyone likes him and knows what he's about.

Very funny, for some reason whenever he waved his arms around in an endless loop or something I played Vocaloid music. I'm new to the Homestuck fandom, and I already enjoy him.

John brings an amazing mix of both cheerfulness and seriousness to the comic, and it works perfectly with the scheme of things. He's silly, smart, creative and upbeat, which makes scenes with him super fun to read! Plus, he's super pure and kind, and you can't help but wish you knew someone like him in real life. He's like the one kid in the class who is everyone's acquaintance, and no one has anything bad to say about him, other than the fact that he's a just a silly ol' dork. Windy boi deserves the world :3

John Egbert is awesome because of his upbeat attitude toward even the hardest of challenges and his steadfast belief in his friends.

The Contenders

11 Roxy Lalonde

Her wonks have had a great effect on me, and now she's in my top 10 for all of eternity. Best alcoholic wizard and cat-loving gamer girl ever.

Honestly one of the coolest, funnest, and down to earth characters in the comic. She also had one of the best god tier powers.

She had ACTUAL character development. She saw that she had a problem and she fixed it, and I think the other characters should try to take their problems head-on like her.

She is the best human in my opinion. She's the one that really cares about her friends, in all the teen drama that comes in act 6 she is the only reasonable one!

12 Eridan Ampora

I feel like eridan was never fully assessed as a character and we never got a to see the entire complexity behind his character

Eridan is a really complex character that really deserves more love. It's a shame the fandom portrays him as desperate to fill quadrants and nothing else. He learned a lot of military history at a very young age, keeps wands in his fridge (which is pretty adorable if you ask me! ) and the reason he wanted to kill landdwellers was because they kept littering in the ocean! I love Eridan Ampora okay

I honestly really like this character. He did terrible things, sure. But I just really loved how his character was written. The fandom tends to portray him as simply an overdramatic ass who wants to fill quadrants and buckets, and that's about it. Sure, he is overdramatic, and can be an ass at times. But I just really love this character, okay? I don't know how to describe it, but I just LOVE THIS CHARACTER.

Eridan is SUCH a good character, the things he did were despicable and will never be forgotten, but he did them for a reason. He was raised to act like he was better, but he can be civil. He's a complex character and he really deserves a lot of love.

13 Rose Lalonde

Smart as heck, goth as heck, hella gay, and also does magic. What's not to like?

I believe there is no character as intelligent, intriguing, well disposed, or mysterious as Rose. She immediately grasped my attention with the way she talks, thinks and acts. I also think her hobbies and interests are silly and adorable. Even though this is a flaw on her part, something that is ironically lovable about her is the fact that she doesn't realize how much she loves and cares for someone until they're gone. When she realizes how much she cared for Jaspers and her mother, I came to adore her even more. She may be a capable character, but that doesn't mean she doesn't have her weaknesses, and flawed characters are the best characters. ( All Homestuck characters have flaws though and that's awesome.) She is number one on my character list for sure.

Rose is such an important character to me. When I first read Homestuck, I saw a lot of myself in her: smart, sarcastic, tense relationship with her mother. In addition, I had just come out when I started reading, and it was amazing to find such a great character who was also a lesbian. I love Rose with all my heart!

She really is an awesome character! She's very smart and loves to give her friends advice! I can relate a lot to her because she loves to knit and she loves reading. She is also a Derse dreamer, which I am as well! If someone told me to pick what character I could relate to the most it would be this amazing girl.

14 Meenah Peixes

Pure ambition and lust for power. Redeemed Pisces.

Fish puns, fish puns everywhere.

I honestly loved her from the minute she appeared! :D Her sass and fish puns are awesome!

She has much more character depth for a dancestor I don't know why she is so low on this list

15 Equius Zahhak

He is extremely underrated. Every time I talk to someone who likes Homestuck, they always say Equius is ugly or weird. Personally, I think otherwise. I think he's very attractive, and he can put a dent in your skull with a flick of him finger.

He's usually looked past and hates but ya know, people like that are usually really awesome like he is

He needs more love.

This guy is underrated. Like seriously. Nobody likes him that much but come on! He's one of the nicest characters! Yes in the beginning he treated his fellows poorly. But he established this connection with Nepeta and it's just so...he's nice! Very underrated, needs more love!

16 The WV

It's the mayor, everyone loves the mayor. Like, I'd kill for this guy.

I don't care about any other characters in Homestuck, only the Mayor. I have a shrine to him in my bedroom. My mom called me crazy for worshiping him but I don't care. It is my lifelong dream to be a citizen of can town. God bless the Mayor.

Man the Mayor is like the best character ever. Yo if you don't like the mayor, we gonna have to take this outside. I'll fight anyone for my boy the Mayor.

This guy was love. He was life.
The second he turned into that MONSTER I cried. HARD.
I never cry that much! NEVER! If my friends saw me cry, they would cry too. Such rare to see me cry.
AS RARE AS UNICORNS that FART RAINBOWS, POOP CANDIES, AND GIVE BIRTH TO TEDDY BEARS, WOMAN!

17 Dirk Strider

Dirk is one of my favorite characters because I can relate to him. He has arguments with himself and tries his hardest to fix things. He will sacrifice himself for all his friends and will blame himself for not being good enough, even if he is doing everything he can. He might have that untouchable style, but that's only to cover up his true feeling; he's afraid that if he opens up people won't like him. Dirk loves Roxy, not romantically, but he truly wants the best for her because she thinks she deserves the world. Overall, I think he should be higher up because of what a great character he is.

Dirk is one of, if not the most, internally conflicted people in all of Homestuck. There have been only a handful of times I've really taken Homestuck seriously (and I've read the whole thing, thus far), but of all of those moments, only Dirk talking to the Auto-Responder really made me stop and think. Damn he's a layered character, and the one that I identify with the most. It's a crime for him to be this low.

Dirk shouldn't be this low! He's fantastic. He doesn't like Roxy as more than a friend, but he cares about her and he even feels bad he can't feel the same way about her. Dirk also cares about Jane, and he'd be right there if she needed any sort of help. And Jake... Jake and Dirk had an interesting relationship. But Dirk is very sweet and if you mess with his friends, your game is OVER.

He is a really interesting character and I get why people could not like him, but he's grown so much since the kid who re-writes pony stories. He had to deal with a lot of bad stuff and he stays surprisingly put together and collected. I really like him.

18 Tavros Nitram

Underappreciated and deserving of love. Although I didn't like him mutch when he was dead, he was alright. He and Gamzee would have made a bomb couple though.

This guy is adorable! He's got this active imagination and it's so cute, and it shows that despite his little accident he's still who he is! He's faltering yet when he's with Gamzee he's a little more confident. Tavros needs more love!

Tavros is one of my favorite character. He needs more love, and he was my favorite character from the second he debuted in act 4 (when he talked with either Dave or Jade, I can't quite remember)

He is just so cute when he talks.. ! I also really adore his hair style and horns!

19 Jane Crocker

Unfortunate Cookie Grandchild. Deserved better. Not very sympathetic, but it doesn't bother me much.

Very underrated.

Think otherwise and she will stab you with her trident

IF YOU don't THINK THAT JANE CROCKER IS IMPORTANT THEN YOU NEED TO THINK AGAIN

20 Gamzee Makara

He's amazing and chill when he's stoned. He's amazing and scary when sober. I wouldn't mind getting killed by him.

Wow.

Gamzee should be higher.. Why?

You guys do realise later on in either Act 4 or 5 he seems to be the main plot of the story right?

Who doesn't love a funny ass troll that doesn't care what people think of him. He's all chill when Karkat says he hates him, it's like bread and butter. The bread is always saying he's the leader and the butter doesn't care and rolls with it.

Later on, Gamzee turns into an extremely insane killer. That was the main plot for awhile and finally Gamzee was in charge. He probably killed at least 7 trolls in the process. And he only used CLUBS. And a few other weapons..

This guy is underrated and he needs more attention.

"SuP mOtHeReR.." -- Gamzee

That's HOW CHILL HE IS. 100%

Once I found out he was an actual character I took a quick liking to him. He is overall a good character, but to be honest I sometimes questioned my theory because of his killing. After a while it was decided I was just plain ones see with him and he was an amazing character.

I honestly feel bad for Gamzee, he killed so many of his friends multiple times and what if he didn't know what he was doing? Its just kinda sad if you look at it that way.

21 Bro

He's just so cool. You wish that someday you could be as chill as your bro

22 Spades Slick

Eel-man here to tell you that SS deserved better.
In a way, his fate is the linchpin for why I thought the ending was unsatisfying.
I would go into more detail,
but writing an essay about a Homestuck character would just devolve into me being angry about the ending.

Stab

(Spoiler alert for the whole comic! )
In spite of losing all his friends (Midnight Crew), his city (Midnight City), and the fact that most of his body had to be replaced with cybernetic parts, he kept fighting to avenge that casino. He (presumably) DIED before he gave up on it. If this isn't determination, I don't know what is.
Spades is the perfect balance of badass and silly. If you've read the Intermission, you'd know what I'm talking about. If you haven't, go read it, you silly!

(Spoiler alert for the entire comic! You have been warned.)

Spades Slick is the best character in the whole comic. Although he seems like an a-hole at first glance, he actually cares about people. For example, he comforts Karkat when he's crying about the death of Sollux ( http://www.mSpaintadventures.com/? s=6&p=004372 ; this is as sincere as he gets when he's not interacting with Ms. Paint, just trust me on that one). In addition, when discovering Lord English hit Ms. Paint, he says this: "You say he did WHAT, why I oughta! ". This makes it obvious that Slick cares about her, especially when you consider that Hussie wrote this on the same page: "You obviously make an adorable couple... That's it, I'm calling it. I'm declaring your ship to be officially canon."
Not to mention his funny attempts at quips, one of which is this gem:
"Hate to chop all of your heads off with this sword. Real sorry about that. My bad."

Now to carefully ...more

23 Kankri Vantas

Kankri is very cute and he states his opinion all the time, and he has likes his personal space and boundaries. The cutest thing about him is his sweater though. I love Kankri Vantas.

I thought I was the only one who thought Kankri was just a cinnamon roll! I love him so much!

I can't believe he's here. no, don't think the negative way. Kankri's also my favorite character but I thought a lot of people hated him. I mean, A LOT. I'm just...GLAD

Triggered Boi

24 Mituna Captor

I'm pretty confused why Mituna is so under rates on these charts. I mean like, what's not to love about him?! He is a super adorable character that deserves a lot more love then he currently has.

Mituna is a great character I don't know why he's the 27 favorite even know there so much left of this comic I think he's a amasing character

I love him so much

He need more love

25 Bec Noir

Big doggo who very stronk. He love Jade vewy vewy much, so he turn into her. 10/10, would pet again.

Need I say anything. A first guardian, DOG!

I just find him really badass.

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