Set in the 1980s, Stranger Things might be the most compelling and universally loved series on Netflix. It’s got everything: drama, comedy, romance, monsters, and some simply stunning visuals. But what makes Stranger Things so great is its assortment of solid characters.
15. Erica Sinclcair
After a minor role previously, Erica joins the main cast in Season 3 and is funny. Erica is a natural fit with Steve, Dustin, and Robin, spending most of her time on screen scheming for free ice cream (as part of Operation Child Endangerment).
A kook, definitely a little crazy, and a complete conspiracy theorist, but Murray was actually onto some things. He was a solid recurring character, introduced in Season 2, but manages to come into his own in Season 3, getting some great scenes with Joyce, Hopper, and Alexei.
13. Karen Wheeler
Karen is a great mom. She is so sweet, and, again, we saw her human side when she was stunned by, well, Billy’s sheer hotness, for lack of a better term.
First introduced in season two, Billy is Max’s stepbrother. In season three, Billy has an exciting part, playing his role in a few different manners: first, like his usual self. Then the-billy, and then all of a sudden the inner self billy. Sadly, he dies at the end of the season but at least manages to hold the Mind Flayer up before he goes.
11. Lucas Sinclair
Lucas is a big nerd like his other friends and wields a mean slingshot, which helps against the Demogorgon in Season 1.
Lucas has an incredible story in Season 3 and makes a few significant moments: giving Mike the low-down on what to do when he gets dumped by Eleven (Lucas has been left by Max five times), and also when he has the genius decision to use fireworks as a weapon against the Mind Flayer.
1. Steve Harrington
Steve has one of the best character developments in the entire show or any show, by the way. Who started as one of the most disliked characters, end up becoming the fan-favorite of millions (except for his hair, which everyone liked from the beginning).
How would you rank the top Stranger Things characters? Let us know in the comments!
The character with the most fans will rank on top regardless of the character’s nature, negative or positive. Data based on Fandom and IMDB popularity & loosely based on Google trends.
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