A quick guide to every major character on 'Stranger Things'

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Warning: Spoilers ahead for all of "Stranger Things" season one.

Netflix's hit series "Stranger Things" returns for a second season on October 27. Though Eleven defeated the Demogorgon at the end of the first season, Hawkins is still in danger and Will Byers is seeing flashes of the Upside Down. In case you haven't re-binged the whole series again, we're here to remind you of every important character and their names.

From Mike's friend group to all the parents and teachers, keep reading for a review of all your favorite characters.Eleven is a young girl with psychic and telekinetic powers.


Eleven, or El, escaped from Hawkins Lab after she spent her whole life being studied and used for government spying. El is most recognizable with her shaved head or blonde wig, but for the second season her natural brown hair has grown out into curls.

Will Byers disappeared into the Upside Down, triggering the series' events.

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The opening scene of the first episode shows Will vanishing into thin air. Later we learn that he's been taken by the monstrous Demogorgon into the Upside Down, and it's up to his friends and family to save him.

Mike Wheeler is the de facto leader of his friend group.


From leading his friends in Dungeons and Dragons games to spearheading the hunt for Will, Mike spent the first season of "Stranger Things" juggling his friendships with his feelings for newcomer Eleven.

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