One of the main characters in the series. A girl named Jane, who spent her childhood within the walls of a secret laboratory, where games were substituted for mind control experiments. As a reminder of that period, she was left with a tattoo of the number Eleven. She has superpowers (telekinesis, telepathy) that help her save her friends from the Demogorgon and the Shadow Monster
Will suffers the most in the series: first the Demogorgon drags him to the Other Side, then the Shadow Monster possesses him.
He is a modest and reserved schoolboy with extraordinary creative abilities. He draws wonderfully, differs from his peers by his balanced and calm character and emotional sensitivity. However, he is not used to sharing his thoughts and feelings, even with his best friends. Will builds a house in the woods, far from people, where he likes solitude and does his favorite thing — drawing
Dustin is full of quotes from comic books, science fiction and Tolkien («Lando Calrissian! I have a bad feeling about this», «Do you think Eleven was born with superpowers like the X-Men, or acquired them like Green Lantern?»).
He is seriously interested in biology and seems to dream of becoming a scientist. However, for now, instead of a new species of toad, he discovers a new species of demogorgon (demops) and feeds it nougat «The Three Musketeers» - this storyline is reminiscent of «Gremlins»
Mike is a regular high school kid, biking with friends, into sci-fi movies, and playing a Dungeons and Dragons role-playing game.
Mike has high ideals, especially about friendship - he even once jumped into a flooded quarry to save Dustin. For Eleven's sake, he endangered not only his own life, but also the lives of his family, who had been visited by Hawkins's laboratory staff
One of the main characters. Lucas is the most militant and radical of all the guys, not willing to forgive lies and betrayal, but ready to defend his friends in the best tradition of the movie "It", shooting off the monster with a sports slingshot.
Despite his violent temperament, Lucas is very quick to withdraw and, when he realizes his guilt, is ready to be the first to apologize. At the end of the second season, a romantic line develops between Lucas and Max
The red-haired tomboy commands the boys' respect, and her mysterious personality attracts attention. Soon it turns out that this girl has a lot of "skeletons in the closet. Behind the cocky image of the skeptical loner, she hides a sensitive and compassionate man who is willing to do anything for his friends
Joyce Byers' son, Will's older brother. An outsider and a geek, which makes him look like the Duffer brothers themselves, who spent their entire childhood with a Hi8 camcorder in the backyard (Jonathan has a Pentax camera).
He says he finds it easier to watch people than to talk to them. That said, he has a great sense of humor and a sharp tongue, but instead of going to parties in a "guy who hates parties suit" he prefers to read Vonnegut, listen to Talking Heads and chat with his brother Will. In love with Nancy Wheeler
Nancy Wheeler is one of the key characters in the series, who is directly involved in the fight against the monster that has settled in Hawkins.
A great girl from Hawkins High School. Mike's older sister, Steve Harrington's girlfriend, who falls in love with Jonathan Byers in season two, girlfriend of the dead Barb. Natalia Dyer's character's pattern of behavior is copied from Nancy Thompson from A Nightmare on Elm Street, who wants by all means to solve the mysterious death of her friend Tina
Mother of Will and Jonathan ByersWorks the cash register at a convenience store, supporting her entire family. Because of her hard life, according to many people (including her eldest son), she is on the verge of insanity. In fact, Joyce, on the other hand, is able to maintain amazing composure even in the most difficult situations.
When it comes to saving Will, she's willing to believe in live flashing lights, go all out, send secret lab employees to hell, refuse to compromise, quarrel with pathologists, and descend into a parallel dimension
Jim Hopper is one of the series' key characters with a complicated character, a complicated destiny, and a vulnerable soul hidden under the mask of an indifferent and boorish police chief. He fought in the Vietnam War and lived in New York, but life circumstances forced him to return to his hometown of Hawkins.
His passion for doughnuts and coffee reminds him of Agent Cooper from Twin Peaks, his appearance and attachment to his hat of the time-warped Indiana Jones