Greatest Homestuck Characters

The Top Ten

1 Karkat Vantas

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.

I am in love with Karkat Vantas, his whole story and personality are able to attract the reader somehow. For me in every aspect. The Knight of Blood is one-if not the best- characters of Homestuck.

My favourite character.

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2 Vriska Serket

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.

Vriska is amazing. Period. Definitely one of the best characters here. I really hated her for a lot of Act 5, which I'm sure most other people did too, but her (SPOILERS) talk with John and especially her death were done so well. She's such a sad character... she's great, though; one of my favorite characters.

Definitely has her worse traits, but she's such a well-rounded and well-developed character. No matter what you think of her as a person, you can't deny that she has wonderful and complex character development.

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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

She is bae

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4 Terezi Pyrope

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.

She is the reason why John was able to help change the alternate timeline which eventually became the alpha timeline! She's cool, funny, thoughtful, and the most unique character in Homestuck. She's very strong as well, and has been through a lot, especially because of her blindness.

She is blind, psychic and badass. Not much more to say really!

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5 Dave Strider

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.

He's an awesome character! He sacrifices so much for his friends and fights for what's right, even if he is a but of an idiot about it sometimes x)

Dave Strider is pretty rad, and he's got some of the best character development out of anyone in the comic. He tries to hide his trauma and his fear behind a coolkid facade, but it doesn't work.

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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 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 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 fabulous and very cute. I love her appearance and story and I like her as character.

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7 Nepeta Leijon

What's not to love!?! She's sweet, funny, cute, fierce, independent, and just plain awesome! I really admire her and she's like a big sister to me. We miss you Nepeta

So adorable! How could you not love her!?

I literally want her as a little sister.


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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


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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

Soullux is just awesome. Doesn't have too much impact on the story but when he has his moments, he is a complete badass. I love him along with Terezi and gamzee.

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10 John Egbert

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

He is a good egg. A complex character that you just want to see grow up and be happy.


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The Contenders

11 Eridan Ampora

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 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

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.

What a beautiful boy. He did some bad things but it probably wouldn’t have come to that if she got the love and affection he deserves!

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12 Roxy Lalonde

She is badass, amazing, and she keeps her team together! Like seriously, why is she not number 1? She's quirky and sassy and amazing at so many things. She really does love her friends and protects them as best she can. I love Roxy.

She may be a bit of a silly character in the beginning, but it just makes her even more lovable! She's a really sweet character who cares for others, even when she was intoxicated

People just think she is a dumb blonde who gets drunk all the time. But she is actually an amazing hacker, scientist and other stuff

-Lazy to note things-

Roxy lalonde is one of my favourite characters, she's super smart, funny and all around a very loveable character. Especially after [SPOILER] she kills the condesce.

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13 Rose Lalonde

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.

Rose is honestly a fascinating disaster of a girl and I'm always surprised that people think she's boring. Best character, 413/10

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14 Meenah Peixes

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

While I am *slightly* biased against her (my moon sign is a pisces), I do have to say that since the minute I saw her, she was one of my favorites. her sass, her wit, and just her sarcastic, go-getter yet contradictory nonchalant attitude, and of course her badxss trident dolphinitely put her high on my list.

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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.

Honestly, Equius is an underrated character. He was responsible for some important parts of the plot, though not directly (For example, he built Aradiabot). He just needs more love, okay?

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16 Dirk Strider

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.

He may splinter, but he will never break

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17 The WV

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.

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.

The first part of homestuck I truly loved was the part with can town. - Yoshilord

Everybody likes him because he's cute, but...

wait he's just super cute

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18 Gamzee Makara

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.

Gamzee is awesome and he is the strongest no matter what

He is a Capricorn and so am i

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20 Tavros Nitram

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!


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