Stranger Things Season 3 was full of all the elements that we love about this show — monsters, superpowers, friendship, and amazing ‘80s music — but there were a few people who really stood out among the rest.
While some of these characters have been around from the very beginning, others are brand new to the show and really proved why they belong on Netflix’s biggest hit. Whether it was their epic one-liners, their tough personalities, or something in between, here are the top five winners from Stranger Things Season 3!
Max (Sadie Sink) was great when we met her in Season 2, but she was essential this season. She stood up for herself when her boyfriend Lucas (Caleb McLaughlin) was being an idiot, she taught Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) how to do the same, and she also introduced El to amazing ‘80’s music. We are so here for Mad Max.
Robin (Maya Hawke) was introduced this season and she absolutely knocked it out of the park. Not only was she a great pal for Steve (Joe Keery), she brought new energy to the show. She was fearless, brave, and smart. She wasn’t afraid to be herself, and she fit in perfectly with the rest of the cast. We certainly hope she returns next season.
Suzie exists! Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo) returned from camp and couldn’t stop talking about his perfect girlfriend Suzie who lived in Utah. Problem was, no one believed she was real. Then, at the absolute perfect moment, Dustin finally connected with Suzie and they sang the Neverending Story song. It was hilarious, amazing, and she must return!
Remember people, you can’t spell America without Erica! Lucas’s little sister was an absolute scene-stealer back in Season 2, but she was given an amazing storyline for Season 3 when she teamed up with Steve, Robin, and Dustin at the mall. Her emergence as a reluctant heroine was really something to behold.
All hail King Steve! Steve fully redeemed himself last season after he was a total jerk to Nancy (Natalia Dyer) and Jonathan (Charlie Heaton) back in Season 1, but he made viewers fall in love with him, even more, this season.
Not only did he reunite with his partner Dustin, but he also became BFFs with Robin and ended up stopping the Russians from invading Hawkins. Every scene Steve is in is a masterpiece. We need a Steve spinoff!