Total Nerd 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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807 230
Dustin Henderson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Gaten Matarazzo

2
729 203
Jim Hopper is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
David Harbour

3
817 233
Steve Harrington is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Joe Keery

4
702 194
Eleven is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Millie Bobby Brown

5
481 229
Mike Wheeler is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Finn Wolfhard

6
441 197
Joyce Byers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Winona Ryder

7
475 218
Bob Newby is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Bob Newby Sean Astin

8
399 208
Will Byers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Will Byers Noah Schnapp

9
385 209
Nancy Wheeler is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Nancy Wheeler Natalia Dyer

10
375 204
Lucas Sinclair is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Caleb McLaughlin

11
373 237
Jonathan Byers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Jonathan Byers Charlie Heaton

12
338 211
Max Mayfield is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Max Sadie Sink

13
296 175
Scott Clarke is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Scott Clarke Randall P. Havens

14
213 197
Benny Hammond is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Benny Hammond Chris Sullivan

15
158 181
Dr. Sam Owens is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Owens Paul Reiser

16
163 204
Murray Bauman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Murray Bauman Brett Gelman

17
195 253
Barbara Holland is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Barbara Holland Shannon Purser

18
39 43
Erica Sinclair is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
AmritBedi added Erica Sinclair

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17 17
Chester is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
k.a.ladd011 added Chester Dog

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3 1
Mind Flayer is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
thomaslaurent added Mind Flayer

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Chester is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
k.a.ladd011 added Chester