Euphoria is the latest HBO show to birth an entire fandom. The network’s previous hit shows like Sex and the City and Insecure had fans deciding which one of the main characters they identified the most with. People were either Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte, or Samantha, or Team Issa, Team Molly, or loyal members of the Lawrence Hive. Euphoria’s Season 2 finally arrived on Sunday, Jan. 9 after a two-year hiatus, and its intoxicating characters have inspired those same feelings. People online have been comparing themselves to Rue Bennett (Zendaya), Maddy Perez (Alexa Demie), or Cassie Howard (Sydney Sweeney) since Season 1 arrived in 2019. Some fans chose which one of the high school teens to stan, dressing up as Maddy for Halloween or proudly saying they shared some of Rue’s personality traits. Despite her issues, some fans identify with the main character the most, with one fan writing: “Rue is so fucked up. She’s just like me.” Another fan is a devoted Cassie fan, tweeting, “I’m [a] ride or die for Cassie. She can do no wrong in my eyes.”
What attracts people to this show is most likely how deeply flawed each one of the characters is. Their chaotic high school lives may seem outrageous, but they mirror what many schools around the country are like in this day and age, and the issues these characters deal with aren’t at all far-fetched. There are only a few of the main characters who seem not to intentionally cause anyone any harm, while others’ reckless decisions constantly hurt the people who love them with no regard. Their lack of morals or basic human decency make it difficult to really root for any of them, but at the end of the day, you somehow still do. They all have redeeming qualities about them, too, and aside from a few of them, they aren’t exactly bad people—they are just kids living in terrible circumstances. After the Season 2 premiere, the way we view certain characters has drastically changed from how we saw them in Season 1. So where does that rank them? We’ve compiled a list ranking each of the characters from worst to best, based on everything we’ve seen since so far. Take a look below and see where your favorite Euphoria character ranks on our list, and decide if you agree with the rest.