Best Stranger Things Characters


The Top Ten

1 Steve Harrington

Went from my least favorite to favorite and that is truly impressive.

Steve the Hair Harrington

The best character! Loved by all!

Man, his character developed a lot throughout the seasons. He went from hated to the most loved character of the series. Lol - Misfire

2 Jim Hopper

Do you all know his dark past

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.

He is my favourite character even more than eleven

3 Dustin Henderson

I was him for halloween

Dustin and Steve are the best duo in the show. Prove me wrong. - B1ueNew

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

Turn around. Look at what you see...

4 Eleven

Named After A Number Lol - Oliversky

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.

Millie's acting is great as her. - B1ueNew

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

5 Mike Wheeler

He is like the nicest of all the characters

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 is the example of a mother at heart - NickXH

The best - Bizcut4life

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

7 Will Byers

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

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

Main character who only appears in like one episode in the first season lol - lemur

He is an innocent Cinnamon roll that didn't deserve all of that trauma.

8 Lucas Sinclair

Very funny and cool character. - B1ueNew

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

Super underrated!

Best character ever

9 Jonathan Byers

He's the most realistic character out of all of them.

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.

He's just a cool dude

His character are is pretty real

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)

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

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

The Contenders

11 Max Mayfield

She's sassy and kind of annoying but likable at the same time. - B1ueNew

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

Max is awesome. She and Lucas look so cute together

My ultimate favorite

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..

Probably the most underrated character of this series

13 Robin

Robin is literally my alter ego I am exactly like her!

She should be at the top!

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.

14 Alexei

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 ;-;

He was not supposed to die, he was the best and really a cinnamon roll. :')

15 Bob Newby

He’s just too good

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

Karen took the kids - TeamRocket747

Okay really she only had like five minutes of screen time

18 The Mindflayer

Yes - JoPro

He is awesome

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

19 Dr. Sam Owens
20 Scott Clarke

"Yes, my lord? "

21 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

YoU tRynA SteAL fRom ME boY!

Connie sucks - TeamRocket747

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.

22 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

You can't spell America without Erica! - PandasNGaga

She should be at least two she the best

23 Dart

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

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

Such and underrated character! #TEAMDART

YES! WE NEED TO MAKE #TEAMDART A THING! Like there is #justice4barb and stuff, so now the HAS to be #TEAMDART

24 Keith
25 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

26 Chester

Hey! His name is Chester!

Come on.

27 Holly Wheeler

Holly is absolutely adorable - mereallysmart

Santa - lemur

Holly is a cinnamon roll

28 Jane Hopper

Already on here. - Misfire

29 Ally

Who tf is ally

30 Yurtle

Yurtle was dustins pet turtle

Whos dat

31 Suzie

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

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

32 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

33 Troy

Troy looks ugly

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


34 Shadow Monster

I hate the shadow monster. - Hermione_Granger220

35 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

36 Doris Driscoll

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

37 Tom Holloway

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

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


38 Carol

Why are these characters being added honestly - pjo

39 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.

40 Flo

She is bossing hopper all the time

41 James

Cade Jones Played James, James Was Not That Mean

I Hate James He Was Troys Friend

42 Bruce Lowe

Boris Johnson did great in ST Season 3. - TeamRocket747

43 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

44 Officer Powell
45 Officer Callahan
46 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!

47 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

48 Lonnie Byers

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

Why is he even on here? - pjo

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

The goat should be in season 3

49 Tommy H.

Again Tommy was so rude what even - pjo

50 Demogorgon

Oh yeah he's the best

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

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