Best Stranger Things Characters

The Top Ten Best Stranger Things Characters

1 Steve Harrington

Steve has evolved tons over the 3 seasons so far, and has developed to become a great person and a best friend.

This guy is my favourite of all seasons wish to see more of him.

His character developed from one of the worst to the best characters ever,

He's a really great guy with the best development. Yes like the cool brother and his bat is badass

2 Jim Hopper

Hopper is the heart of stranger things without him I probably wouldn't watch the show anymore. We have recently found out that our beloved Hopper will be joining us in season 4. YAY!

He's badd. I love him so much he's the bravest person on this show.

He is like my father he will do stuff with me he has a loud voice if I am in trouble he will help me and I think my dad is awesome and so is Jim Hopper

The bravest and most fearless and my favourite character,he did a lot of help to find Will and to close the gate at season 2 and 3,he hide Eleven from the millitary for her safety and he hate the character that I really hate Mike.
And don't forget his funny momments in the show.

3 Dustin Henderson

Dustin has always been one of my favs. He always seemed to make up names for things and just stick with it no matter what anyone says.

He Is my second favorite character he is literally adorable but has a beautiful singing voice.

His singing voice is amazing! No wonder the actor was on Broadway. - kaisietoo

Dustin is amazing and should be higher on this list - pjo

this toothless character keeps the show alive with his funny trait. when he is trying to be serious I can't help but laugh at his humorous loss of teeth.

4 Eleven

I actually went as her for halloween last yr one of my best costumes anyway she is so powerful as she closed the gate and did lots of other things. she always gets a bloody nose and I have never had one in my whole life!

Lets take a moment to explain how great Eleven actually is. WHY ISN'T SHE IN 1ST PLACE? Give me a list of reasons how Steve is the best character. Honestly, this girl should be number 1 because like she's THE main character (Apart from Will since the whole story was based on him) Why she should be in 1st? She's funny, incredible, British if you didn't know, BORN IN SPAIN, awesome acting, she even has her own roblox account and wikipedia page. This girl is like popular still popular in Canada. Only downside is she only stays in California.

She went from " 'Night mike' " To Killing a demogorgan just for mike.

I have a crush on the actress who plays my favorite character

5 Mike Wheeler

How can you hate/not like Mike, he has never done anything wrong. Season 3 wasn't his fault for lying to El, if anything blame Hopper. If Mike hadn't said that to El he wouldn't be able to see her at all. Lying to her obviously hurt him too.

Mike is such a sweet, kind and brave person. He is always there for his friends and he is the glue that keeps the squad together. I love how he genuinely cares about his friends and always tries to protect them and make sure they're okay. He's definitely my favorite character of Stranger Things.

I love Mike, he's such a kind character and he shows how much he cares about all his friends equally. - pjo

Mike is honestly so loyal. He LOVES El. He would jump off the cliff for Dustin. He was constantly with Will when he needed him. He had a fallout with Lucas but was noble enough to accept his mistake and shake his hand. He was undyingly failthful to El when she was gone. He honestly isn't good only to El because he did lash out at her when they discovered Will's fake body and also when she flung Lucas in the junkyard. He is so hopeful and believes in people when nobody else does. I hope season 3 gives him more screen time and that his relationship with El gets stronger and deeper.

6 Joyce Byers

She's one of the few characters on the show who doesn't ever let selfishness get the better of her.

She's one of the few characters on the show who doesn't let selfishness get the better of her— she's always looking out for others - mereallysmart

Isn't she amazing! She is a strong,she cares for others and along with all that she is a total badass
P.S. :Winona portrays her so well

She is the example of a mother at heart - NickXH

7 Will Byers

He deserves happiness and more love. Being stuck in the upside down for that long must have gave him some anxiety.But I just think he is an under looked character.

We did not see much of his character in Season 1 but he was great in Season 2 but in Season 3 he felt left out all the time. - B1ueNew

Will has been through so much. He is one of my favs. I'd play d and d with him .

In season 3 he was a super smart cinnamon roll and a very underrated character

8 Lucas Sinclair

He is just a kid called Lucas who happens to live in a misfortune town called Hawkins and is friends with an AMAZING,INSPIRING,SELFLESS girl called Eleven who has supernatural powers. OK NOTHING SPECIAL!

He is smart, nice, amazing, and unique. Also he is the character I am most like. So...Yeah

I find him underrated as well as much more enjoyable in the second season. Team Lucas!

Super underrated!

9 Jonathan Byers

Jonathan is one of the best characters for me .He is brave and he will do everything for his family.

I don't care if he's "ugly", to me he's not. That one scene when Will woke up in the hospital and he was at his bedside cryin' made me cry a wee bit.

Love this guy. What a great big brother. Need many more like him.

He cares for a lot of characters including Will, Joyce, Nancy and pretty much all the other kids by the end of season 3 and that is the reason why he’s one of my favourite characters in the whole show.

10 Billy Hargrove

I feel like the only reason he was all negative was because he really missed his mum. And he basically saved the main character of the show by sacrificing himself. He deserves a round of applause. And he is super hot

Comedically over the top arrogant and and a great long term foil for Steve. "Hi..., uh I didn't know Nancy had a sister." - Billy to Karen (Mrs. Wheeler)

Such a great character. You love to hate him; by the end there is no hate left. - kaisietoo

I was surprisingly sad when he died. Goes to show how well written he was. Arguably the best performance in Season 3.

The Contenders

11 Max Mayfield

Max is frikin awesome. You can't blame her for telling El that Mike was lying to her (and telling her that he treats her like garbage), she didn't know Mike was lying so they could still be together. Since she didn't know Mike's side, I completely agree with what she told El. I don't know how you can't like Max, she's definitely one of the best.

she is so cool and helps eleven see the real world by far my favorite character

She is an amazing character. I love the relationship she and Lucas share.

I love max from all my heart she is sassy,a queen,amazing in every way,and the cutest she is a great friend to all of them but maybe not mike I have posters of her her clothes and more she is such an inspiration to all of us.

12 Nancy Wheeler

She was kinda boring early on but, especially in season 3, she became so awesome. Like, standing in front of Billy's car heading right for her and not flinching until it was a foot away? Power to you, girl. She's also incredibly smart and good at her reporter thing (even if that was completely random). People look over her for the more central characters but ignore how much she helped.

Nancy is such a great character, she is smart, she has gone through some issues and made some mistakes but she always cares about those who she loves and along steve, she also had a great character development!

Nancy is an amazing character! Shes smart,inquisitive and sweet. To be honest, she's had a really good character the start she was all over steve, Season 2 she gets over Steve and starts to become more of a great character. In season 3 shes the best, shes smarter than before and has WAY more involvment in the show. Season 3 is the best season for Nancy! She's the best. Don't like shes kinda cute..

Not only is she another one of my favorite characters, but according to this test I took, I'm the most like her! - PandasNGaga

13 Robin

Robin is a colleague of Steve Harrington at Scoops Ahoy the ice cream parlor located in Star-court Mall. Robin is a new character to us as she made an appearance in season 3 however she has already warmed our hearts.

I'm not actually gonna lie but she should be in the top 5 I LOVE HER NAME, ROLE and characteristics she fits in well with steve Erica and dustin not only that but I love her hair

She's a badass who's also a genius who managed to crack the Russian code. She deserves props.

She’s super funny, but also has her emotional moments too (SPOILER) like when she comes out as lesbian to Steve. As someone in the Lgbt community, I feel like robin is becoming one of the best lesbian characters ever.

14 Alexei

Poor Alexei got shot. I was crying. He was the reason I watched it.

Poor dude was just playing a carnival game and was going to eat a hot dog. RIP. - B1ueNew

I absolutely love this character. He had a lot of personality despite his short screen time and the fact that he didn't speak a word of English. That's a sign of great writing.

In russian heaven, may he be slurping cherry instead of strawberry ;-;

15 Bob Newby

HE RISKED HIS LIFE TO SAVE EVERYONE AND DIED FOR IT. He didn't deserve it, no doubt. But I thought he would be smart enough to RUN OUT of the demodog infested lab, but no, he just stares at Joyce instead. How does he not know that the door isn't gonna hold those demodogs. If he would've ran he would've lived. Still didn't deserve that death though at all.

Only character other than Eleven to sacrifice everything to save the rest. But Eleven felt guilty for starting it, Bob just wanted to protect Joyce. - Bodanski

This was so sad that he died.

He died to early

16 Murray Bauman

"bald eagle do you copy? " "yes I copy" "sorry didn't catch that, bald eagle what did you say? " "bald eagle copies." "thanks for that bald eagle I hear you loud & clear! " "I hate children."

No one has acknowledged how he's waving corn dogs in the air whilst doctor alexi gets shot

I hate children

Funny guy

17 Karen Wheeler

Okay really she only had like five minutes of screen time

Karen took the kids - TeamRocket747

18 Dr. Sam Owens
19 The Mindflayer

The Mindflayer is the villan in season 2 and 3. The first appearance he made he was almost like a shadow haunting Will and dragging him to the upside down. In season 3 it was much more exciting I even made a cake of the blood red monster made out of flesh.

The amount of power this thing possesses as an antagonist is truly fascinating. I cannot wait until they flesh out this character further.

Scary creature

He is awesome

20 Erica Sinclair

LOL Erica should be top 10 because of her sass and I like her because she is annoying to Lucas

Erica is so funny and relatable. She always has funny commentary

Erica is honestly the best character. She makes fun of Lucas for having a crush on Max and honestly she needs way more recognition.

Why the heck is she on here

21 Dart

DART IS LOYAL. He could've killed them all that one scene when dustin and the guys ran into Dart. But he didn't and he let them pass.

Oh my god I think I made a cult now, and anyone who comments #TEAMDART or puts #TEAMDART in their bio is officially in the cult - IceFoxPlayz

No. He ate the poor thing Mews the cat. - B1ueNew

Such and underrated character! #TEAMDART

22 Benny Hammond

He is Taserface from Guardians of the Galaxy 2. Such a shame he had wasted potential in the show and only got a minute of screen time in the 1st episode. Wish we got to know more about him. - B1ueNew

Okay, he may have only had two minutes or so of screen time, but I like how he was trying to help Eleven (which you wouldn't really expect, I mean, look at the guy) and got killed by that team from Hawkin's National Laboratory just because El was there. A true hero.

Justice for benny - wheelers-


23 Keith
24 Ted Wheeler

The most boring character on the entire show, which is definitely saying something. I hope you're enjoying your chicken, Ted. - moviesman

No I don't like him at all - pjo

Just a clueless dad supporting his family, give him some respect

25 Suzie

Pretty, friendly, intelligent... my type of a girl: very smart, but very lovable also!

Turn around look at what you see... - MetsGirl34

26 Chester

Hey! His name is Chester!

Come on.

27 Grigori

Hear me out, hate on the actor for killing Alexei is really annoying.
It's not like every character is real.
It's not like the actors/actresses are named names like Jane "El" Hopper, Mike Wheeler, Steve Harrington, etc.
Grigori is actually pretty cool though. He dodged a 200 mph bullet from Hopper. - TeamRocket747

I know he killed Alexei, but hating the actor is plain dumb. Also, he’s one of my favorite characters in the series. - IceFoxPlayz


28 Holly Wheeler

Holly is a cinnamon roll

Holly is absolutely adorable - mereallysmart

Santa - lemur

29 Shadow Monster

I hate the shadow monster. - Hermione_Granger220

30 Jane Hopper

Already on here. - Misfire

31 Ally

Who tf is ally

32 Yurtle

Yurtle was dustins pet turtle

Whos dat

33 Troy

I Love Troy He's My Favourite Character. I Know That Troy Was Mean And Wasn't In The Show Much But He's Still My Favourite Character. Also Because I Love Peyton Wich

He Was Really Mean In The Show But I Love Troy Because Of He's Actor Was Peyton Wich

Are you kidding me Troy was the worst - pjo

Troy looks ugly

34 Kali Prasad

She and her gang made Eleven break into that one dude's house and almost made Eleven kill the guy who had children only for revenge. I don't really like her for those reasons. - B1ueNew

35 Doris Driscoll

Innocent old woman who got their life ruined by rats who measure bowls with bendy rulers. - TeamRocket747

36 Tom Holloway

I hated this character, every time he was on screen he was a jerk

Him and the other Hawkins Post members were rude to Nancy. - B1ueNew


37 Carol

Why are these characters being added honestly - pjo

38 Eight

She was good! I loved her

Eight and Kali are the same person..
There's Kali on this list, and there's Eight in this list, but why isn't there Jane if there's Eleven? This makes no sense.

39 Flo

She is bossing hopper all the time

40 James

I Hate James He Was Troys Friend

Cade Jones Played James, James Was Not That Mean

41 Bruce Lowe

Boris Johnson did great in ST Season 3. - TeamRocket747

42 Dr. Martin Brenner

This guy and his other lab workers are pretty much responsible for all the deaths of all the people the Demogorgon/Mind Flayed killed basically. We don't even know what happened to this guy after Season 1. - B1ueNew

He’s a jerk - IceFoxPlayz

He’s a jerk - Therealethandunne

43 Officer Powell
44 Officer Callahan
45 Mr. Clarke

Mr Clarke is OBVIOUSLY the best! I want a teacher like him! He is so funny and unique and creative and so much more (and tied with Hopper for me)

Um y is Scott Clark 31 and Mr Clark 23? They r the same person! And also why is he so far down? He is a mentor for the boys and they adore him! He told them tons of stuff they needed to know about the gate (theoretically ;) )and more! Without him, the gate could’ve still been open from season one! Oh and don’t forgot about how he helped Joyce with the magnets in season 3! Gosh he is super underrated if you think about it!

46 Barbara Holland

Why did she looks creepy when Hopper and Joyce went to save will in the upside down? Will just looked like he was sleeping.

She seemed like a smart and logical character but was killed off in a very rushed way. - B1ueNew

Barb is a minor fill-in character, and they're always my favorites because they are the most relatable.

She is a underrated character and I love underrated characters

47 Lonnie Byers

Why is he even on here? - pjo

I wish he got flayed and melted into human flesh. - TeamRocket747

Why is he on here? Get him off this instant. - Hermione_Granger220

The goat should be in season 3

48 Tommy H.

Again Tommy was so rude what even - pjo

49 Demogorgon

Even though it was the antagonist for S1, it was still quite impressive. - IceFoxPlayz

Oh yeah he's the best

50 Mews

Saddest. Movie. Death. Ever.

Justice 4 mews

RIP mews the cat


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