Jonathan Byers

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Name: Jonathan Byers
Occupation: Student
Relationships: Joyce Byers (mother)
Will Byers (brother)
Nancy Wheeler (partner)
Fandom: Stranger Things
Other: Played by Charlie Heaton
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Jonathan Byers is a fictional character from the Stranger Things television series, and is portrayed by Charlie Heaton.


In Stranger Things Season 1 Jonathan's younger brother, Will Byers goes missing. Jonathan and his mother, Joyce Byers, search for him. Jonathan works with Nancy Wheeler as well as Steve Harrington to rescue Will from the Demagorgon.

In Season 2, Jonathan helps Nancy expose Hawkins Lab, and helps his mother free Will from the Mind Flayer. Jonathan begins a relationship with Nancy.

In Season 3, Jonathan and Nancy start working together at the Hawkins Post. They face strain in their relationship when they are fired after Nancy pursues a story involving "diseased rats" linked to Will's possession from last year. Jonathan teams up with Nancy, Will, and his friends to stop the Mind Flayer from returning to Hawkins. In the process, Jonathan and Nancy reconcile. Three months later, Jonathan and his family moved out of Hawkins.


In 2017 Jonathan Byers was the 4th most popular Stranger Things character on Archive of Our Own[1] As of October 2019 there were 3,841 stories that contain the Jonathan Byers tag..


The most common pairings for this character are the het ship Jonathan Byers/Nancy Wheeler, the slash ship Jonathan Byers/Steve Harrington and the OT3 Jonathan Byers/Steve Harrington/Nancy Wheeler, also known as Monster Hunting Trio or Stoncy.

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Links & Resources


  1. ^ Stranger Things A03 Statistics
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