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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1,407 332
Steve Harrington is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Characters on 'Stranger Things,' Ranked
Joe Keery
2
1,272 327
Dustin Henderson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Characters on 'Stranger Things,' Ranked
Gaten Matarazzo
3
1,192 311
Jim Hopper is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Characters on 'Stranger Things,' Ranked
David Harbour
4
1,085 319
Eleven is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Characters on 'Stranger Things,' Ranked
Millie Bobby Brown
5
708 312
Joyce Byers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Characters on 'Stranger Things,' Ranked
Winona Ryder
6
254 32
Robin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Characters on 'Stranger Things,' Ranked
Robin Maya Hawke
7
724 358
Bob Newby is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Characters on 'Stranger Things,' Ranked
Sean Astin
8
650 345
Will Byers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Characters on 'Stranger Things,' Ranked
Noah Schnapp
9
594 322
Lucas Sinclair is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Characters on 'Stranger Things,' Ranked
Caleb McLaughlin
10
701 415
Mike Wheeler is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Characters on 'Stranger Things,' Ranked
Finn Wolfhard
11
592 319
Max Mayfield is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Characters on 'Stranger Things,' Ranked
Sadie Sink
12
613 345
Nancy Wheeler is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Characters on 'Stranger Things,' Ranked
Natalia Dyer
13
206 32
Dr. Alexei is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Characters on 'Stranger Things,' Ranked
Dr. Alexei Alec Utgoff
14
481 275
Scott Clarke is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Characters on 'Stranger Things,' Ranked
Scott Clarke Randall P. Havens
15
578 379
Jonathan Byers is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Characters on 'Stranger Things,' Ranked
Charlie Heaton
16
258 156
Erica Sinclair is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Characters on 'Stranger Things,' Ranked
AmritBedi added Erica Sinclair
17
361 281
Murray Bauman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Characters on 'Stranger Things,' Ranked
Brett Gelman
18
230 154
Billy Hargrove is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Characters on 'Stranger Things,' Ranked
welma24 added Dacre Montgomery
19
314 329
Benny Hammond is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Characters on 'Stranger Things,' Ranked
Benny Hammond Chris Sullivan
20
132 107
Chester is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Characters on 'Stranger Things,' Ranked
k.a.ladd011 added Chester Dog
21
228 285
Dr. Sam Owens is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Characters on 'Stranger Things,' Ranked
Paul Reiser
22
282 405
Barbara Holland is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Characters on 'Stranger Things,' Ranked
Shannon Purser
23
70 67
Suzie is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Characters on 'Stranger Things,' Ranked
Suzie Gabriella Pizzolo
24
79 118
Mind Flayer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Characters on 'Stranger Things,' Ranked
thomaslaurent added Mind Flayer
25
86 145
Karen Wheeler is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Characters on 'Stranger Things,' Ranked
Matt Cochi added Karen Wheeler Cara Buono