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
762 216
Dustin Henderson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Gaten Matarazzo

2
661 178
Eleven is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Millie Bobby Brown

3
686 194
Jim Hopper is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
David Harbour

4
760 222
Steve Harrington is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Joe Keery

5
456 219
Mike Wheeler is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Finn Wolfhard

6
414 192
Joyce Byers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Winona Ryder

7
450 210
Bob Newby is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Bob Newby Sean Astin

8
376 198
Will Byers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Will Byers Noah Schnapp

9
359 201
Nancy Wheeler is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Nancy Wheeler Natalia Dyer

10
353 196
Lucas Sinclair is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Caleb McLaughlin

11
349 228
Jonathan Byers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Jonathan Byers Charlie Heaton

12
317 202
Max Mayfield is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Max Sadie Sink

13
281 164
Scott Clarke is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Scott Clarke Randall P. Havens

14
203 183
Benny Hammond is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Benny Hammond Chris Sullivan

15
150 170
Dr. Sam Owens is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Owens Paul Reiser

16
183 237
Barbara Holland is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Barbara Holland Shannon Purser

17
150 197
Murray Bauman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Murray Bauman Brett Gelman

18
33 36
Erica Sinclair is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
AmritBedi added Erica Sinclair

19
13 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