Stranger Things cast: Ranking the 12 coolest characters

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3. Dustin

Dustin was great. He was the comedic relief and the heart of the boys club. He was the one to make sure Lucas wasn’t so mean to Eleven. He was the one that kept Mike sane when his middle school crush on Eleven got him distracted from trying to find Will. And most importantly, he found the chocolate pudding.

I hope to see more of Dustin in the new season outside of just being comedic relief. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t want that side of Dustin to be gone because I’m looking forward to him making me laugh. What I do want to see more of is how he’s grown up in the time since we’ve last seen him. The same can be said for the rest of the kids, but especially Dustin for me, because he seems like the biggest kid of them all. It’s not a knock on him, it’s just that Dustin seems like the one character that is the most naive and the most innocent. I hope that’s not lost, but at the same time, I want to see what other layers have been added to the character.

Specifically, it would be nice to see some Dustin-centered storylines this season. Instead of being the sidekick, he should get a secondary storyline, maybe he has a crush on the new character Max, and they have a new friendship or a little middle school romance? I’m rooting for Dustin.