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How many children are you friends with?
~ Robin to Steve upon seeing him reunite with Dustin.
We all die my strange little child friend. It’s all a matter of how... and when.
~ Robin to Dustin.

Robin Buckley (born 1968), is a main character introduced in the third season of Stranger Things. She worked at the Scoops Ahoy in the Starcourt Mall with Steve Harrington, and later becomes an ally of the Party to stop the Mind Flayer.

She is portrayed by Maya Hawke.

History

Background

Robin has been in Hawkins for awhile as she attended 'Hawkins High School'. She tells Steve she would sit behind him in class and noticed him being late every Tuesday and Thursday. The main thing she noticed about his presence in class wasn't him, but the fact that her crush, Tammy Thompson, couldn't take her eyes off of Steve, which made her jealous. Around 1973, Robin joined a band, and became fluent in different languages (Spanish, French, and Italian). In addition, she also plays soccer, and states that she was a "loser" back in high school.

1985

When the Starcourt Mall opened, Robin got a job at "Scoops Ahoy", a ice cream palor in the foodcourt, and also became Steve's co-worker. The two didn't get along very well, as Steve attempted to pick up dates while working, and Robin making sarcastic comments about him (often calling him "dingus"), his friends, and teasing customers.

While he would try to pick up dates, Robin made a tally of his success and failures, with him unsuccessfully doing so (with Robin writing "You Suck" for his fails). Additionally, Robin would tease customers that would irritate her, a notable example is Erica Sinclair, a frequent customer who abuses the free sample policy.

Personality

Why so sensitive, Harrington? Afraid of losing cool points to a 10-year-old child?
~ Robin to Steve.
At first, Robin showed herself to be sarcastic and sassy, often mocking Steve in every interaction. She doesn't hesitate to be sassy in front of customers she has issues with, such as Erica Sinclair, who abuses the free sample policy. She dislikes Steve's flirtatious behavior, even going as far to create a "You Rule/"You Suck" board on Steve's interactions with girls. Despite this, she shows herself to be highly intelligent, as she was able to crack the code for Steve and Dustin, and notices that it wasn't in Russian as they believed.

It's later revealed that her snark personality is to protect herself, as she has faced adversity her entire life. She states back in high school, she was somewhat of a loser, and didn't have many friends (excluding her band mates). In addition, she is also brave, as she spit in the face of her Russian captor. She officially reveals that she is a lesbian, and admits that she didn't tell Steve because she worried of their friendship, and was envious of Steve's crush on Tammy Thompson back in high school. However, Steve's accepts who Robin is after admitting his feelings for her, and the two continue to help and protect the children from the Mind Flayer.

Quotes

Have a nice day.
~ Robin to customers.
That's pig latin, dingus.
~ Robin to Steve and Dustin.
So like, I wasn't super focused in there or anything, but... I'm pretty sure that mom was trying to bang her son.
~ Robin to Steve while still high from the Russian's drugs.
Tammy Thompson. I wanted her to look at me.
~ Robin to Steve.
Did you just refer to yourself in the third person?
~ Robin to Steve when taking the police car.

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Trivia

  • Robin is the first LGBTQ+ character is be identified and confirmed on the show.
  • Maya Hawke who portrays Robin, is the daughter of legendary actors Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke.
  • Her three favorite movies are The Apartment, The Hidden Fortress, and Children of Paradise.


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Stranger Things
Joyce Byers | Mike Wheeler | Jim Hopper | Eleven | Dustin Henderson | Lucas Sinclair | Nancy Wheeler | Jonathan Byers | Will Byers | Steve Harrington
Stranger Things 2
Jim Hopper | Eleven | Will Byers | Joyce Byers | Mike Wheeler | Dustin Henderson | Lucas Sinclair | Max Mayfield | Nancy Wheeler | Jonathan Byers | Steve Harrington | Bob Newby | Sam Owens | Murray Bauman | Erica Sinclair
Stranger Things 3
Jim Hopper | Eleven | Joyce Byers | Mike Wheeler | Dustin Henderson | Lucas Sinclair |Will Byers | Max Mayfield | Nancy Wheeler | Jonathan Byers | Steve Harrington | Robin Buckley | Erica Sinclair | Murray Bauman | Alexei | Bob Newby | Sam Owens

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