TV The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked  

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These are the best characters on Netflix's Stranger Things, ranked by viewers and fans. Ranked from best to worst, the list of Stranger Things characters also has the actor names and cast pictures. Who is the best character on Stranger Things?

Featuring Joyce (Winona Ryder), Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown), Mike (Finn Wolfhard), and Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo), the best Stranger Things characters include fan favorites and more. Stranger Things season 2 is currently streaming on Netflix.

Vote up the best characters on Stranger Things. Feel free to also vote down the most annoying Stranger Things characters or any underrated characters missing from this list.

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360 94
Dustin Henderson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Dustin Henderson Gaten Matarazzo

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2
386 110
Steve Harrington is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Steve Harrington Joe Keery

3
322 86
Jim Hopper is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Jim Hopper David Harbour

4
287 81
Eleven is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Eleven Millie Bobby Brown

5
229 77
Bob Newby is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Bob Newby Sean Astin

6
219 93
Mike Wheeler is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Mike Wheeler Finn Wolfhard

7
184 78
Joyce Byers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Joyce Byers Winona Ryder

8
175 82
Will Byers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Will Byers Noah Schnapp

9
163 85
Lucas Sinclair is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Lucas Sinclair Caleb McLaughlin

10
162 89
Nancy Wheeler is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Nancy Wheeler Natalia Dyer

11
162 91
Jonathan Byers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Jonathan Byers Charlie Heaton

12
138 60
Scott Clarke is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Scott Clarke Randall P. Havens

13
130 99
Max is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Max Sadie Sink

14
89 80
Benny Hammond is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Benny Hammond Chris Sullivan

15
80 61
Owens is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Owens Paul Reiser

16
71 80
Murray Bauman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Murray Bauman Brett Gelman

17
65 119
Barbara Holland is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Barbara Holland Shannon Purser

18
52 92
Karen Wheeler is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Karen Wheeler Cara Buono