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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Dustin Henderson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Gaten Matarazzo
2
811 228
Jim Hopper is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
David Harbour
3
902 260
Steve Harrington is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Joe Keery
4
782 221
Eleven is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Millie Bobby Brown
5
534 257
Mike Wheeler is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Finn Wolfhard
6
489 223
Joyce Byers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Winona Ryder
7
520 245
Bob Newby is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Bob Newby Sean Astin
8
453 223
Will Byers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Will Byers Noah Schnapp
9
433 231
Nancy Wheeler is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Nancy Wheeler Natalia Dyer
10
424 223
Lucas Sinclair is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Caleb McLaughlin
11
417 257
Jonathan Byers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Jonathan Byers Charlie Heaton
12
383 234
Max Mayfield is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Max Sadie Sink
13
333 191
Scott Clarke is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Scott Clarke Randall P. Havens
14
235 226
Benny Hammond is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Benny Hammond Chris Sullivan
15
190 222
Murray Bauman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Murray Bauman Brett Gelman
16
176 204
Dr. Sam Owens is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Owens Paul Reiser
17
221 281
Barbara Holland is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Barbara Holland Shannon Purser
18
68 62
Erica Sinclair is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
AmritBedi added Erica Sinclair
19
41 31
Chester is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
k.a.ladd011 added Chester Dog
20
19 21
Mind Flayer is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
thomaslaurent added Mind Flayer
21
40 64
Billy Hargrove is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
welma24 added Dacre Montgomery