Netflix 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
Dustin Henderson Gaten Matarazzo

2
746 218
Steve Harrington is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Steve Harrington Joe Keery

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

4
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Jim Hopper is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Jim Hopper David Harbour

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

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

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

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

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

10
346 199
Nancy Wheeler is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Nancy Wheeler Natalia Dyer

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

12
309 196
Max Mayfield is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Max Sadie Sink

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

14
196 178
Benny Hammond is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Benny Hammond Chris Sullivan

15
143 167
Dr. Sam Owens is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Owens Paul Reiser

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

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

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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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Chester is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
1524687561382 added Chester Dog

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Chester is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
1524687561382 added Chester