Warning: The following contains spoilers for Season 4, Part 1 of Stranger Things. If you’re still mid-binge, you might want to press PAUSE on reading this article for a little longer.
We’ll admit it: When we first heard about the plethora of new characters that Stranger Things creators the Duffer Brothers were introducing in Season 4, we groaned. “Just what we need,” we thought to ourselves. “A bunch of newbies are going to take precious screen time away from our favorites!” But then the funniest thing happened, and boom! It changed everything.
We met them.
Now, at least a couple of Season 4’s fresh faces rank right up there among our favorites. (Lookin’ at you, Eddie and Argyle!) Perhaps you’ve grown fonder of a few than you expected to as well? Or, in the case of the antagonists, grew to love to hate them. Before you vote for the best of the bunch in the poll below and sound off in the comments section, let’s first review a handy Who’s Who of (some of) Who’s New that also reveals why, if you don’t already know, their portrayers look familiar. Then you can let fly your opinions in support of the character who received your seal of approval.