Best Stranger Things Characters


The Top Ten

1 Eleven Eleven

She is such a powerful and inspiring character. Millie portrays her so so well!

Eleven is just so adventurous and protective which makes her so likeable and she's just the best character ever

She's just amazing to be honest

"F-friends don't lie. I'm sorry too."-Jane Hopper 1983

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2 Jim Hopper

Best character by far! Ma boy chief Hopps

Just the fkn goat

Hooper, ya' idiot!

Far and away the best character. Introduced as a lazy alcoholic cop. Receives the best character development on the show. He is a genius bare-bone detective that stops at nothing to protect the people in his town. Whether its finding who killed your pumpkins, or traveling to an alternate dimension to find your long lost son and save him from a rampaging bloodthirsty inter-dimensional demogorgon, Hopper is the detective for you. Seriously though he's one of the best characters I've ever had the pleasure of following in a series. The fact he's not number one is a crime.

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3 Dustin Henderson

He represents me

I actually got his autograph and had a panic attack in the process

Best character - iliekpiez

He should be at the top. His swearing is the best!

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4 Steve Harrington

I wish he was my mother. If I'll have kids in the future I'd let him babysit them. Lol - Misfire

His hair is tall

Loved him since season 1 actually... He wasn't a bad man, just did some stupid things because of his jealousy (which somehow shows he really cared about Nancy) and he was kinda under a bad influence of his 'friends'. For me he always was good, just a regular teenage boy, who showed his real self in the season 2. He is great and deserves a World for me

I just love how we see him mature into the nice, loving character we see in season 2 he actually cares about peole he just needed to be with the right people

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5 Mike Wheeler Mike Wheeler

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.

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.

I just love him

He honestly is so caring and loyal and feel that he ties the story together. He is always there when people need him.

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6 Jonathan Byers

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

I think well are clone in personality.well both can't make friends easily

He is really awesome...

I like him more than the other characters because I kind of see myself in him.

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7 Joyce Byers

Can joyce byers adopt me - wheelers-

Just yes

To me she is the best character of the show I am mad bob dies and she drives a ford pinto

She was an incredible actor

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8 Will Byers

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

You are my favorite character

He is so innocent I mean seriously he did not diserve this at all. He seems so nice, In season two when there saying all the nice things about him I mean he seems so nice and he is never mean or judging anyone or being selfish and bragging. He puts others before him and that's all we could ask for. And seriously he survived the upside down. He also can talk through lights who else can do that. He even is adorable to top it off

He's cute and adorable and cute and adorable and innocent and adorable and sweet and adorable and cute and sweet and innocent and cute and cinnamon roll and sooo cute and really cute just so so cute like more cute than anyone really cute. Oh and did I mention that he is also cute?

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9 Lucas Sinclair


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

I hate him so much because he is so negative and sarcastic all the time - XtremeNerdz12

He’s such a great character :,) - wheelers-

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10 Nancy Wheeler

Nancy is really nice she helped Dustin when he had nobody at the snowball. She actually forgave Jonathon when he took a photo of her. NANCY KICKS BUTT

Not a great character to be honest, max is better and deserves to be number 10 over her - pjo

Ugh, they're all just so lovable--their complexity and depth in character--how can I possibly decide? But I'm choosing Nancy--not because I favor her more than Hopper, Joyce, or the others--but because of the unavoidable chemistry between her and Jonathan.
Nevertheless, I adore each and every one of the cast. Dustin's potty-mouth quirkiness, Lucas's cynicism, Joyce's sheer maternal fury, Hopper's biting sarcasm, Mike's loyalty, Eleven's grammatically limited vocabulary... heck, I even like Steve, whether out of pity or not. I like Eleven, not particularly because of her character development, but... you know. She kicks butt, so that's a definite merit in her own.

She's so awesome and kicks butt without a single care. Heck she threatened to shoot one of the guy's she likes.

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The Contenders

11 Max Mayfield

Max is not flawless, so she is a great character! She comes from a tough backround, so she had to learn to deal with her awful stepbrother. She helps the bits try to find dart without fully knowing the whole story. She had to have guts to be left out from everything. By far the best character.

How is billy above Max? She was AMAZING, I loved her and I thought she was such a great character - pjo



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12 Bob Newby

He died to early

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.

Barb, if Barb was a hero

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13 Billy Hargrove

How is he on this list? 1+2=3? - wheelers-


Screw Billy.

Why is he on the list? He’s such a jerk. - Silverswift

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14 Karen Wheeler


Okay really she only had like five minutes of screen time

15 Barbara Holland

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

Sorry she was fine but boring so overrated - pjo

Everyone feels sad for Will and Eleven but Barb died too in the upside down! She was the one who DIDN'T survive so I feel sorry for her. she deserves to be higher than 14.

She is a underrated character and I love underrated characters

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16 Dr. Sam Owens
17 Mews

Saddest. Movie. Death. Ever.

RIP mews the cat

Justice 4 mews


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18 Demogorgon
19 Erica Sinclair

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

20 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)

21 Benny Hammond

Justice for benny - wheelers-

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 The Mindflayer

Scary creature

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

23 Ted Wheeler

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

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

No I don't like him at all - pjo

24 Holly Wheeler

Holly is a cinnamon roll

25 Dart

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


26 The Byers' Dog

Hey! His name is Chester!

Come on.

27 Ally

Who tf is ally

28 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

29 Eight

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.

She was good! I loved her

30 Kali
31 Murray Bauman
32 Tootsie
33 James

Cade Jones Played James, James Was Not That Mean

I Hate James He Was Troys Friend

34 Yurtle

Whos dat

35 Dr. Martin Brenner

He’s a jerk - Therealethandunne

36 Officer Powell
37 Officer Callahan
38 Lonnie Byers

The goat should be in season 3

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

Why is he even on here? - pjo

WHAT a cool guy - Thicc_Neeson

39 Carol

Why are these characters being added honestly - pjo

40 Tommy

Again Tommy was so rude what even - pjo

41 Shadow Monster

I hate the shadow monster. - Hermione_Granger220

42 Flo

She is bossing hopper all the time

43 Jane Hopper

Already on here. - Misfire

44 Terry Ives

Poor eleven

45 Tews

Yes! I swear if tews doesn't appear in season 3, I will be enraged. But if he/she DIES in season 3 I will murder the duffer brothers. I love tews!

46 Kali (Eight)
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