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
770 220
Dustin Henderson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Gaten Matarazzo

2
668 182
Eleven is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Millie Bobby Brown

3
776 226
Steve Harrington is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Joe Keery

4
694 196
Jim Hopper is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
David Harbour

5
462 222
Mike Wheeler is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Finn Wolfhard

6
457 211
Bob Newby is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Bob Newby Sean Astin

7
418 196
Joyce Byers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Winona Ryder

8
381 201
Will Byers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Will Byers Noah Schnapp

9
364 203
Nancy Wheeler is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Nancy Wheeler Natalia Dyer

10
359 196
Lucas Sinclair is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Caleb McLaughlin

11
353 231
Jonathan Byers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Jonathan Byers Charlie Heaton

12
284 167
Scott Clarke is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Scott Clarke Randall P. Havens

13
320 205
Max Mayfield is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Max Sadie Sink

14
207 185
Benny Hammond is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Benny Hammond Chris Sullivan

15
151 173
Dr. Sam Owens is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Owens Paul Reiser

16
187 239
Barbara Holland is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Barbara Holland Shannon Purser

17
154 198
Murray Bauman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Murray Bauman Brett Gelman

18
34 39
Erica Sinclair is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
AmritBedi added Erica Sinclair

19
14 14
Chester is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
1524687561382 added Chester Dog

20
10 16
Chester is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
1524687561382 added Chester