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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827 238
Dustin Henderson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Gaten Matarazzo

2
752 211
Jim Hopper is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
David Harbour

3
723 201
Eleven is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Millie Bobby Brown

4
838 242
Steve Harrington is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Joe Keery

5
456 206
Joyce Byers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Winona Ryder

6
490 226
Bob Newby is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Bob Newby Sean Astin

7
494 241
Mike Wheeler is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Finn Wolfhard

8
415 212
Will Byers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Will Byers Noah Schnapp

9
397 218
Nancy Wheeler is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Nancy Wheeler Natalia Dyer

10
387 212
Lucas Sinclair is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Caleb McLaughlin

11
387 243
Jonathan Byers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Jonathan Byers Charlie Heaton

12
351 220
Max Mayfield is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Max Sadie Sink

13
307 180
Scott Clarke is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Scott Clarke Randall P. Havens

14
223 204
Benny Hammond is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Benny Hammond Chris Sullivan

15
163 186
Dr. Sam Owens is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Owens Paul Reiser

16
169 210
Murray Bauman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Murray Bauman Brett Gelman

17
204 260
Barbara Holland is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
Barbara Holland Shannon Purser

18
45 48
Erica Sinclair is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
AmritBedi added Erica Sinclair

19
23 21
Chester is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
k.a.ladd011 added Chester Dog

20
8 6
Mind Flayer is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
thomaslaurent added Mind Flayer

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16 23
Chester is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Characters on Stranger Things, Ranked
k.a.ladd011 added Chester