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
766 213
Jim Hopper is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
David Harbour

3
739 205
Eleven is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Millie Bobby Brown

4
851 244
Steve Harrington is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Joe Keery

5
464 208
Joyce Byers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Winona Ryder

6
496 228
Bob Newby is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Bob Newby Sean Astin

7
502 244
Mike Wheeler is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Finn Wolfhard

8
420 215
Will Byers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Will Byers Noah Schnapp

9
405 219
Nancy Wheeler is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Nancy Wheeler Natalia Dyer

10
394 213
Lucas Sinclair is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Caleb McLaughlin

11
394 245
Jonathan Byers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Jonathan Byers Charlie Heaton

12
312 181
Scott Clarke is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Scott Clarke Randall P. Havens

13
354 223
Max Mayfield is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Max Sadie Sink

14
225 208
Benny Hammond is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Benny Hammond Chris Sullivan

15
176 211
Murray Bauman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Murray Bauman Brett Gelman

16
165 189
Dr. Sam Owens is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Owens Paul Reiser

17
206 266
Barbara Holland is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Barbara Holland Shannon Purser

18
48 50
Erica Sinclair is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
AmritBedi added Erica Sinclair

19
24 22
Chester is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
k.a.ladd011 added Chester Dog

20
8 8
Mind Flayer is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
thomaslaurent added Mind Flayer

21
22 42
Billy Hargrove is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
welma24 added Dacre Montgomery