Greatest Homestuck Characters

The Top Ten

1 Karkat Vantas

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.

Karkat and I share a lot of the same personal issues like being insecure about ourselves or our constant state of anger. We also share the same bad habit of cursing profusely. This is probably why I love him as a character so much. He is extremely relatable.

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.

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.

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.

3 Kanaya Maryam

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.

(FR, pardon my English)

I won't let Kanaya 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

I love kanaya but I think shes treated like a Mary sue(if in which case people see her as a perfect lesbian fashionista vampire when she has flaws herself). Everyone sees her as perfect when absolutely no ones perfect and kanaya herself has flaws and no one is as gorgeous as Aphrodite herself. I don't even believe in Greek gods. but stop treating her like a Mary Sue, gosh. I love kanaya, again, but she's not perfect. No one is.

Kanaya, in my opinion, is underrated.
Yes people like her. But mostly that was after they knew she was a rainbow drinker.
She cares deeply for her friends and she's really loyal. Pkus, she's both badass and motherly.

4 Dave Strider

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.

Forgetting the fact this guy can lay down sick beats, wields katanas and other japanese weapons as well mangaging his own webcomic. He also makes lame stuff seem cool, its who he is. He was also the one to sort his friends/fellow players out, by timetravel and brought everything together. Not to mention Hussie relates to Dave the most and writing his dialogue comes naturally to him Bl

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.

5 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!

How to start?
Terezi has always been one of my favourite characters, which was an originally biased opinion since Libra is my Zodiac sign. But since I have progressed through this comic, I started to see how strong a personality she had. She had her own adorably abnormal way of being relatable. From her hilarious interactions with her comrades, right down to her hidden depression, she's such a deep and well-developed character that I found it hard not to love her. For goodness sakes, how can you dislike someone with the confidence to wear a bright red dragon cape?!

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.

Terezi is the goddess of AWESOMNESS and the queen of life. Her favorite drink is the sweet, sweet necter of the gods. Her followers are given riches every second of their life. Terezi's flowing, elegant mane is the most beautiful of all. Her shining, apple-red glasses glimmer and reflect her sparkling eyes. Staring into her eyes would lead into years of wandering in the star-filled magnificent wonder. Her horns of glory's red, orange, and yellows glow and gleam.

Terezi is love
Terezi is LIFE.

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 has to be one of the most interesting characters in Homestuck! majority of my friends don't really think much of this troll, mostly because of her blood- But that's what makes her stand out to me. Although having the most common blood, she manages to outshine other trolls. She's one of the happiest characters in homestuck and I find it adorable that she has a knack for dead things. A depressing subject, and a joyous character. something that only a few characters I know of possess. I absolutely love Damara and the Handmaid 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 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.

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.

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

Highly underlooked character. As a leo, I stuck to her as a character because we have the same sign and shared similar personality traits. Plus cats are great and she has literally 0 negative traits. Great friend and great character. Oh yea also shes ADORABLE

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

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 actually very cute. She's smart and very innocent. To be honest, she's my favorite character. Aradia coming at second. She progresses as a good character and a key one.

9 Sollux Captor

Sollux Captor is the brother of Mituna Captor. He is such a cool character and I would say my favorite! He is sooo cool with his special powers in his eyes which on it red and one is blue. He likes honey. I think goes well with Aradia (as a couple) but then that. he is a really good hacker and you know just has a way with computers. I would say he would be like the cool kid in the troll community. and even though he is so cool he cares deeply about things. even the smallest mistakes he makes a big deal out of. but that's okay. either way he is AWESOME.

Thii2 2hiit ii2 2tupiid... KK what have you done to your computer now?

-Sollux is awesome. His powers are some awesome and the way he always treats everything like a pain is so funny and pretty deep when you think about it. He is the mage of doom - meaning he can foresee calamities and deaths and depressing events and even hear nonstop the imminently deceased. That what makes him so depressed all the time, and that is pretty sad. But despite all that, he never did anything bad, he never paralyzed someone like vriska, he never went crazy and killed people like eridan, he only was moody which didn't cause any harm. And when everyone died and he went blind, he became a bit more cheerful, that was because he couldn't foresee any more calamities or deaths or hear the imminently deceased because there wouldn't be any anymore(for him), that reminds us how sad was his whole life.
-Also, lets not forget about his awesome telekinesis power and his laser eyes which are so powerful that it makes him the strongest troll before sburb and I bet one of the strongests ...more

He's a gemini. He's 2a22y, and he has amazing moments and quotes. Also, people can really connect to this character which makes him even more lovable.

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.

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.

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

Despite how he tends to be an ass sometimes as seen in the webcomic, I think he one of the most nicest guys in Homestuck. Also, I love how derpy, funny and weird he is making him even more adorable. Sure he hates terrible movies now, but deep down, I think he is a true comedian at heart.

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.

The Contenders

11 Roxy Lalonde

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.

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.

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!

Roxy was actually the first homestuck character I've seen before I even read the comic. After I read it, she's one of the strongest characters I've seen aside from Terezi. Even though she drinks, she still manage to (probably) stop the habit of drinking and protect her friends. She needs to be number 1, in my opinion

12 Eridan Ampora

Sure he genocided but doesn't every character need flaws? You don't want Homestuck characters to be flat-out Mary/Gary Sues, do you? I think I _could_ write an entire essay on why I like Eridan Ampora, but I'm deciding not to since I think I've already wrote a loooooooong paragraph here a few weeks ago.

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 an intricate character that has a really sad story to me. The way that feferi left him for his greatest adversary and how he just lost all control is really sad and I honestly think he's adorable. That and the fact that his design doesn't want to make me throw up(feferi' fashion sense makes me gag). Overall, he can be somewhat relatable with his emotions and he was also smart of trying to switch sides. He is probably the most human out of the trolls. That's why I love him.

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

14 Meenah Peixes

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.

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

Pure ambition and lust for power. Redeemed Pisces.

Fish puns, fish puns everywhere.

15 Equius Zahhak

I love Equius, but he is way too underrated! Sure I kinda thought he was a bit of an a-hole when we first see him talking to nepeta. But I took an imeditant liking to him in his introduction. He's very funny and(in my opinion) sooo cute! I just hate it how people question me about this, like seriously, grow some spines! Anyone who hates him must be an ignorant dizzle-bag that only cares about looks. 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!

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.

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?

16 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.

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.

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

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

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

Like how is he not higher up the list? do not get me started in the new recton timeline, how he was so nice to jake even though jake thought no one was his friend after being such an oblivious doofus (he isn't now huehuehue) in the old timeline. He gave him the best advice on how to be more confident even though in the old timeline he himself didn't have any. That literally proves he at least had SOME character development overtime. And he didn't say "OkAY to be confident you need to do this, and do that," he said that since he's immortal he literally has forever to realise his potential and confidence. hell, if Tavros was real I would've taken that advice and give him millions of nuggets for that act of kindness and support. Tavrosprite was not a waste, I'll tell you that. Without him, the alpha kids would still not be his friends. I'm so proud of him and he really deserves to reach his potential. BOTH jake and Tavros.

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)

19 Gamzee Makara

I get why this dude gets so much hate and it was really sad when he went all berserk and killed nepeta and equius. before he went all psycho he was so lovable and I wish he could have stayed like that.

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%

Gamzee. Best character. Absolute BEST CHARACTER. Both sides of him are amazing. First he's an adorable, charming, funny little clown boy without a care in the world.

But then. Suddenly.

He's an insane murderer. He realizes what he was meant for. He's the descendant of the Grand Highblood, and the last of the subjuggulators. His purpose is to purge all of the lowbloods (the "peasants"). And when he realizes this, he has no problem killing everyone in front of him. In fact, his goal is to kill everyone in front of him.

Each of his different character sides were amazing, and the switch from his lighthearted one to his killing one was equally so.

Not to mention the scene where he killed Equius and Nepeta was really cool.

At first sight I immediantly fell in love with Gamzee. He's funny, charming, cute, and a very good listener!
He would always make me laugh, and smile. I can relate to him sooo much! But, it just broke my heart when he went insane. Especially when he killed Equius and Nepeta because I cared so much about them too. Even so, I still remember when he was that silly, faygo loving clown and how I will never stop loving him

20 Jane Crocker

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

Think otherwise and she will stab you with her trident

Very underrated.

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

21 Spades Slick

(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!

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.

coolest mobster guy

(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

22 Bro

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

23 Kankri Vantas

He's just like one of those triggered political people that you might want to avoid but hug at the same time...and also, he was the Sufferer, so I kinda feel bad for him?

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 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

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

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.

I think he will alway be my favourite character. I don't know what it is, but he's a really interesting troll and I wish he got fleshed out more :((

(he's also really cute--)

I love him so much

He need more love

25 Bec Noir

The best villain in homestuck. He may not have a deep personality, but he fells like the most menacing threat in all of the path of the main heroes, when he can just teleport behind you and kill you at literally ANY MOMENT. He has interesting parallels with Spades Slick, and interesting relationship arc with PM. He also has awesome powers, awesome character design, awesome music, he's just all awesome.

I just find him really badass.

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!

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