|Relationships:|| Max Mayfield (step-sister) |
Neil Hargrove (father)
Susan Hargrove (step-mother)
Steve Harrington (rival)
|Other:|| Played by Dacre Montgomery|
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Billy Hargrove is introduced in the first episode of season 2, as a classmate of Steve Harrington, Jonathan Byers, and Nancy Wheeler, and as a rival to Steve. He is a secondary antagonist in seasons 2 and 3, until he briefly becomes an ally when he saves Eleven’s life by sacrificing his own.
Billy Hargrove is an incredibly divisive character within the Stranger Things fandom. At the center of this divide are disagreements over how he should be portrayed and over whether it is wrong to like problematic characters.
- In July 2022 Billy was the 8th most popular Stranger Things character on AO3. 
Fanon and Common Tropes in Fanworks
- The Queer Rage of Billy Hargrove by Virgil Rose
- Billy Hargrove's bedroom: Part One, Part Two, Part Three by gothyringwald. Posts identifying all the items in Billy's bedroom in Seasons 2 and 3
- for years i’ve been trying to make some sense of billy’s place within the show... by witchsickness. A response to an anonymous ask on Tumblr that goes into depth about the place (or lack thereof) that Billy's backstory has in the show
Archives and Communities
Links and Resources
- Billy Hargrove at the Stranger Things Wiki
- Archive Link of the Stranger Things AO3 Tag. Archived 20 July 2022.