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
761 216
Dustin Henderson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Gaten Matarazzo

2
660 178
Eleven is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Millie Bobby Brown

3
685 194
Jim Hopper is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
David Harbour

4
759 222
Steve Harrington is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Joe Keery

5
455 219
Mike Wheeler is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Finn Wolfhard

6
413 192
Joyce Byers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Winona Ryder

7
449 210
Bob Newby is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Bob Newby Sean Astin

8
375 198
Will Byers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Will Byers Noah Schnapp

9
359 200
Nancy Wheeler is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Nancy Wheeler Natalia Dyer

10
352 196
Lucas Sinclair is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Caleb McLaughlin

11
349 227
Jonathan Byers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Jonathan Byers Charlie Heaton

12
317 201
Max Mayfield is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Max Sadie Sink

13
280 164
Scott Clarke is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Scott Clarke Randall P. Havens

14
202 183
Benny Hammond is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Benny Hammond Chris Sullivan

15
149 170
Dr. Sam Owens is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Owens Paul Reiser

16
182 237
Barbara Holland is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Barbara Holland Shannon Purser

17
150 196
Murray Bauman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Murray Bauman Brett Gelman

18
32 36
Erica Sinclair is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
AmritBedi added Erica Sinclair

19
12 12
Chester is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
1524687561382 added Chester Dog

20
9 14
Chester is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
1524687561382 added Chester