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
779 222
Dustin Henderson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Gaten Matarazzo

2
678 182
Eleven is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Millie Bobby Brown

3
788 227
Steve Harrington is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Joe Keery

4
702 196
Jim Hopper is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
David Harbour

5
466 224
Mike Wheeler is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Finn Wolfhard

6
422 196
Joyce Byers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Winona Ryder

7
460 213
Bob Newby is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Bob Newby Sean Astin

8
385 201
Will Byers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Will Byers Noah Schnapp

9
369 203
Nancy Wheeler is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Nancy Wheeler Natalia Dyer

10
363 196
Lucas Sinclair is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Caleb McLaughlin

11
357 231
Jonathan Byers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Jonathan Byers Charlie Heaton

12
324 205
Max Mayfield is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Max Sadie Sink

13
286 168
Scott Clarke is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Scott Clarke Randall P. Havens

14
207 188
Benny Hammond is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Benny Hammond Chris Sullivan

15
153 174
Dr. Sam Owens is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Owens Paul Reiser

16
157 198
Murray Bauman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Murray Bauman Brett Gelman

17
189 242
Barbara Holland is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Barbara Holland Shannon Purser

18
35 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