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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1
1,397 330
Steve Harrington is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Characters on 'Stranger Things,' Ranked
Joe Keery
2
1,262 325
Dustin Henderson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Characters on 'Stranger Things,' Ranked
Gaten Matarazzo
3
1,182 309
Jim Hopper is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Characters on 'Stranger Things,' Ranked
David Harbour
4
1,077 318
Eleven is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Characters on 'Stranger Things,' Ranked
Millie Bobby Brown
5
704 310
Joyce Byers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Characters on 'Stranger Things,' Ranked
Winona Ryder
6
248 31
Robin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Characters on 'Stranger Things,' Ranked
Robin Maya Hawke
7
717 358
Bob Newby is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Characters on 'Stranger Things,' Ranked
Sean Astin
8
646 342
Will Byers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Characters on 'Stranger Things,' Ranked
Noah Schnapp
9
700 411
Mike Wheeler is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Characters on 'Stranger Things,' Ranked
Finn Wolfhard
10
590 321
Lucas Sinclair is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Characters on 'Stranger Things,' Ranked
Caleb McLaughlin
11
589 316
Max Mayfield is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Characters on 'Stranger Things,' Ranked
Sadie Sink
12
609 342
Nancy Wheeler is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Characters on 'Stranger Things,' Ranked
Natalia Dyer
13
200 32
Dr. Alexei is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Characters on 'Stranger Things,' Ranked
Dr. Alexei Alec Utgoff
14
475 275
Scott Clarke is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Characters on 'Stranger Things,' Ranked
Scott Clarke Randall P. Havens
15
571 378
Jonathan Byers is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Characters on 'Stranger Things,' Ranked
Charlie Heaton
16
255 152
Erica Sinclair is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Characters on 'Stranger Things,' Ranked
AmritBedi added Erica Sinclair
17
359 280
Murray Bauman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Characters on 'Stranger Things,' Ranked
Brett Gelman
18
225 150
Billy Hargrove is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Characters on 'Stranger Things,' Ranked
welma24 added Dacre Montgomery
19
311 327
Benny Hammond is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Characters on 'Stranger Things,' Ranked
Benny Hammond Chris Sullivan
20
130 105
Chester is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Characters on 'Stranger Things,' Ranked
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21
227 284
Dr. Sam Owens is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Characters on 'Stranger Things,' Ranked
Paul Reiser
22
281 404
Barbara Holland is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Characters on 'Stranger Things,' Ranked
Shannon Purser
23
69 65
Suzie is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Characters on 'Stranger Things,' Ranked
Suzie Gabriella Pizzolo
24
76 118
Mind Flayer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Characters on 'Stranger Things,' Ranked
thomaslaurent added Mind Flayer
25
86 144
Karen Wheeler is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Characters on 'Stranger Things,' Ranked
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