A Look At Netflix’s Top 15 Characters

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By Bruce Wayne

Despite the ongoing competition in the entertainment industry, Netflix continues to dominate the streaming landscape. The platform’s library boasts a multitude of original shows, many of which have achieved international acclaim. At the heart of Netflix’s success are its captivating characters, from leads to supporting roles, who have become iconic figures in modern television.

15. Lucifer Morningstar – Lucifer

Based on a DC character from Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman, Tom Ellis portrays Lucifer Morningstar, the devil who abandons hell for Los Angeles, running a nightclub and consulting for the LAPD. Ellis’s charming portrayal redefines the character for modern audiences while honoring the source material.

14. Matt Murdock/Daredevil – Daredevil

Charlie Cox’s rendition of Matt Murdock, a blind lawyer with heightened senses and combat skills, stands out in the crowded superhero genre. He flawlessly balances Murdock’s dual identity, showcasing his righteousness by day and his relentless pursuit of justice as Daredevil.

13. Number Five – The Umbrella Academy

Aidan Gallagher’s portrayal of Number Five, an adult trapped in a child’s body due to time-traveling mishaps, is captivating. His performance skillfully navigates the complexities of a character-wise beyond his years, adding depth to the show’s unique world.

12. Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren – Orange Is The New Black

Uzo Aduba’s portrayal of Crazy Eyes is iconic. This character, struggling with mental health issues, is socially awkward yet captivating, offering a unique and compelling presence in the series.

11. Maeve Wiley – Sex Education

Emma Mackey’s portrayal of Maeve is refreshing, showcasing intelligence, wit, and vulnerability in a teen character. Her performance adds depth to the show, making Maeve a standout figure.

10. Seong Gi-hun – Squid Game

Lee Jung-jae’s harrowing performance as Seong Gi-hun in ‘Squid Game’ is riveting. He captures the character’s struggles with raw intensity, earning him an Emmy Award, a historic achievement for an Asian actor.

9. Wednesday Addams – Wednesday

Jenna Ortega redefines the iconic Wednesday Addams in the 2022 series. Her dry yet engaging interpretation creates a new heroine for Gen Z, showcasing Ortega’s outstanding performance.

8. Titus Andromedon – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Tituss Burgess’s portrayal of Titus Andromedon is a comedic genius. He steals scenes with his larger-than-life character, masterfully balancing humor without reducing Titus to a caricature.

7. Jim Hopper – Stranger Things

David Harbour’s Jim Hopper in ‘Stranger Things’ is a pillar of strength in the supernatural world of the series. His performance adds stability to the narrative and provides a reliable, inspiring presence.

6. Geralt Of Rivia – The Witcher

Henry Cavill’s Geralt of Rivia is a masterful portrayal, bringing depth to a stoic and gruff character. Cavill’s performance proves his versatility and makes Geralt the undeniable star of the series.

5. Marty & Wendy Byrde – Ozark

Jason Bateman and Laura Linney deliver career-best performances as Marty and Wendy Byrde in ‘Ozark.’ Their portrayals of a morally compromised couple navigating the criminal world are magnetic.

4. Eleven – Stranger Things

Millie Bobby Brown’s Eleven is the standout character in ‘Stranger Things.’ Her character journey is deeply humane, with Brown’s performance capturing her complexities and struggles.

3. Beth Harmon – The Queen’s Gambit

Anya Taylor-Joy’s portrayal of Beth Harmon in ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ is spectacular. She brings depth and intensity to the character’s battle with addiction, earning her critical acclaim and awards.

2. Queen Elizabeth II – The Crown

Claire Foy, Olivia Colman, and Imelda Staunton have all portrayed Queen Elizabeth II in ‘The Crown.’ Their performances provide a comprehensive portrayal of the monarch’s life, blending prestige drama with entertainment.

1. BoJack Horseman – BoJack Horseman’

Will Arnett’s portrayal of BoJack Horseman is the highlight of the animated series. BoJack is a complex character, and Arnett’s performance delves into themes of trauma and addiction, making him an iconic character in Netflix’s history.