Top Ten Maze Runner Characters

The Top Ten

1 Newt

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!

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.

Don't read this comment if you haven't read the Death Cure. I warned you. It was hard, really really hard to read about Newt changing, slowly succumbing to the Flare. I hoped desperately that he somehow would survive but he didn't. He died in a way worse than I thought that any character deserved, begging his friend to kill him. He was my favourite and he died.

He feels like he is a real person and he never deserved to die Dashner, well done on making a loveable character and why did he have to die page 250 and the movie The Death Cure brought tears to my eyes and on top of it all you gave Thomas Brodie Sangster the role. He's funny, serious, and good looking and adds a lot of humanity to the role, he was right the glue holds the group together. But the glue has dried and we lost Newt who deserved the #1 spot.
"Great now we're all bloody inspired"

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2 Minho

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

He's so sassy and sarcastic...that's why I like him.

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.

Minho is so awesome. He is sassy, sarcastic, and badass. He is also HOT. Minho is my favorite character that’s still alive, now that the page of death has taken Newt:,(

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3 Thomas

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.

Thomas is very nice and he's definitely my personal favourite. Because of him, I wished I was a character in the book too.

Love him, and also Newt and Minho. But Thomas is my favorite though.

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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 in the fifth book. The Fever Code.

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

He was so nice and chubby

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5 Winston

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.

When he died I was like "NO NO NO WHY DO Y'ALL HAVE TO DIE" - Fall_Out_Nikki

6 Teresa

I like her because of the complexity of her character. (WARNING: MAJOR SPOILERS FOR EVERY SINGLE BOOK) At first she looks good:
In book one, she seems like a very strong character and a shipping with Thomas
In book two, she seemed to some like a traitor, but to others a hero for "betraying Thomas" to save him
In book three, she saves him properly (you know how)
But in book 5 (biggest spoiler coming up), at the very end, it all comes together.
She was kind of faking it.
The book showed that she had already betrayed Thomas, but not for his safety, but for WICKED. Instead of both of them keeping their memories, she had Thomas's memories removed AND LIED TO HIM LATER ABOUT IT! She didn't care about him - all she cared about WICKED. The only thing I can't explain is her (another spoiler) escaping from WICKED.
In the end, this kind of makes me hate her. But that makes me like her. She is one of the biggest plot twists I have ever seen.

GG James Dasher.
GG

She's awesome. She is probably one of the best fighters in the maze and he only reason she betrayed Tomas was because she thought that was the only way she could save him. She knew the power wicked had and honestly, if I thought my best mate was going to die if I didn't do something horrible to them, I would have done the same.

She's so cute and funny and sure she betrayed but she's close to Thomas than anybody ever like what why is she so low

I don’t like Teresa she is a threat to the beautifulness that is Newtmas

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7 Jack

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

8 Lana

shank - riki1234

9 Gally

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?

Gally does get better in the 3rd book. If you don't know, Gally is alive! - TheMazeRuner

More like G

I mean, it's not that I like him, or I hate him
somewhere in between, when I saw him I was like "Oh no he's alive" and "Yayyy" - Fall_Out_Nikki

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10 Frypan

Good character

Groan has to be number three. Dexter darden is amazing love you

The Contenders

11 Jorge

Jorge you're a bad ass

12 Brenda

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.

BRENDA IS AMAZING! I don't know why but she is my all time favorites! I think it is cause her and thomas kissed and I love thomas. - TheMazeRuner

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

Brenda sucks more than any fictio al character. I wish she had to die and get chrushed instead of Teresa

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13 Teresa Agnes

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?

Come on she tricked Thomas (not to mention making him think she cared for him ) and back stabbed him (not literally ) and almost killed him, she's terrible I hate her after book 2, but she had no choice she had to do it for his survivla

Newt is better.

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14 Alby

I liked him better in the movies. - 906389

Alby is a legend.End of

he's black

15 Chancellor Paige
16 Ben

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

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

17 Ariz

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

18 Sonya

Newts younger sister

19 Mark

He is a main character in the prequel.

Interesting... Really?
Lol, not like you'll respond.

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!

20 Janson
21 Ava Paige
22 Zart
23 Harriet
24 Clint

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

25 Trina

I liked Trina kinda because she was cool. But this was honestly to share my favorites
1. NEWT (obviously)
2. Minho (he’s cool and I like his hair)
3. Thomas
4. Brenda
5. Chuck
I hated Teresa after the Scorch Trials and I don’t think Thomas should forgive her just like she hoped for. Her movie death was sad though

26 Alec
27 Deedee

DeeDee is Teresa by the way.

28 Frankie
29 Beth
30 Jeff
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