Lucas Sinclair – Caleb McLaughlin – Stranger Things [2021]

Lucas Charles Sinclair, portrayed by Caleb McLaughlin, is a major protagonist in the first, second, and third seasons of Stranger Things. He is best friends with Will Byers, Mike Wheeler, Dustin Henderson, and Eleven.

Lucas Stranger Things Story

In 1983, Lucas’s friend, Will mysteriously vanished so Lucas and the rest of his friends, Mike and Dustin went out to look for him, only to meet a girl named Eleven who had telekinetic powers. Lucas was wary of Eleven and found her weird and hardly believed in supernatural circumstances of Will’s disappearance.

However, when Lucas realized that Eleven was trying to protect him and his friends from the dangers of Hawkins National Laboratory and the Upside Down, his opinion of her changed and he became good friends with her. Lucas continued to help his friends and battle the Demogorgon until it was killed by Eleven. In the end, Lucas was reunited with Will and celebrated Christmas with his friends.

In 1984, following Max‘s arrival at Hawkins, he developed feelings for her, eventually forming a special bond with her. In the end, he and his friends assisted as a distraction to burn the Mind Flayer’s external core for Eleven to close the Gate for good.

A month later, Lucas attended his school’s Snow Ball with his friends and started a romantic relationship with Max, as they danced and shared a kiss.

A year later, in 1985, Lucas has formed a romantic relationship with Max. His relationship with Max, along with Mike‘s relationship with Eleven, affected Will who wanted to continue living out days of childhood.

When Lucas and his friends discovered the Mind Flayer had returned to Hawkins and started possessing people, including Max‘s stepbrother, Billy Hargrove, Lucas protected his friends and fought the Mind Flayer as it sought revenge on Lucas and his friends.

Three months later, after the Mind Flayer’s defeat, Lucas said goodbye to Will and Eleven as they moved away from Hawkins before he and Dustin give their Dungeons & Dragons set to Lucas’s little sister, Erica.

Lucas Sinclair Personality

Lucas kept his friend group grounded in the plausible and pragmatic. Even during fantastical D&D campaigns, Lucas was hesitant when speculating about the more unlikely events and scenarios. He was initially wary of Eleven and her powers, which further displayed a hesitation towards the abnormal.

His sustained realist approach, even during unfathomable situations, indicated that he took the task of finding Will incredibly seriously, and was determined to find him. Despite sometimes putting on a defensive and reactionary shell, Lucas was ultimately sweet-natured and had good interests at heart.

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Lucas Wiki Stranger Things

NameLucas Sinclair
OccupationStudent at Hawkins Middle School
AffiliationAV Club
The Party
Age12 (season one)
13 (season two)
14 (season three)
Relationship StatusDating Max Mayfield
Eye ColorBrown
Hair ColorBlack

Relationships of Lucas Sinclair

Mr. Sinclair

Due to him serving in the Vietnam War, Lucas learned a few from his father about how to handle the military gears and often brought them with him to defend against any peril. Lucas also secretly asked his father on how to apologize to a girl, thus showing that Lucas has enough trust in his father whenever he needs help.

Mrs. Sinclair

Lucas and his mother were shown to be very close, taking photos of him on the occasion of Halloween and the Snow Ball while also warning his sister not to make unpleasant remarks about him.

Erica Sinclair

Lucas’s sister Erica was a source of irritation to him as she constantly taunted his every action and annoyed him.

In 1985, Lucas was shocked to see Erica at Starcourt Mall when coming to Dustin’s rescue and that she helped Dustin discover a secret Russian base, including the fact that Erica knows everything about the Upside Down and its monsters. Though Erica still annoyed Lucas, the two worked together in defeating the Mind Flayer and closing the Gate.

Three months later, Lucas decided to give all the Party’s D&D set to Erica which she accepted; hinting that the two will form a better relationship.

Mike Wheeler

Lucas and Mike lived next door to each other for their entire childhoods, quickly becoming best friends. However, this friendship was tested following the disappearance of Will and the arrival of Eleven.

Mike was sympathetic towards Eleven and believed she could help find Will, while Lucas suspected that she was manipulating them in order to gain food and a bed.

Mike and Lucas began to occasionally argue about Will and Eleven due to their differing opinions. This even broke out into a fully-fledged fight, though Eleven brought the scuffle to an abrupt end.

Mike and Lucas were on bad terms for a while, refusing to apologize to one another. Dustin suspected that Lucas was jealous that Mike’s attention was primarily going towards Eleven. However, after Lucas realized that Eleven was only trying to protect them, he apologized and made up with both her and Mike.

Dustin Henderson

Lucas and Dustin generally got on well; they were sometimes unified in their doubt or disbelief when confronted with strange events and possibilities. Dustin’s antics would sometimes annoy Lucas. When both Lucas and Dustin developed crushes on Max Mayfield, they started competing for her affections.

They both decided to invite Max into their Party, though Lucas, at first, knew that Mike was not going to like it. Their friendship started to grow colder when Dustin learned that Lucas told Max the events in 1983, despite agreeing to not tell her.

When Lucas discovered that Dustin lied to him and the group about Dart and kept him, Lucas was angry with Dustin as the two got into an agreement. However, they eventually made up and remained friends. When Lucas won Max’s affections, Dustin showed no hostility towards Lucas.

Will Byers

As with Mike, Will had met and become friends with Lucas from an early age. Like Dustin and Mike, Lucas was determined to find Will, but Lucas became tired of both Mike and Dustin’s approaches to doing so. He saw Eleven’s presence as a distraction from finding Will, and he did not accept Dustin’s plea for them all to work together.

For a while, Lucas instead attempted to seek out Will on his own until he realizes the dangers of the Upside Down and the corruptness of the Hawkins Lab agents.

He was devastated when he thought that Will was dead. After Will had been rescued, Lucas, along with Mike and Dustin greeted Will and told him of what he missed while he was gone.


Lucas was initially suspicious of Eleven, dismissing her as a “psycho”. Although Dustin and Mike made efforts to become friendlier, Lucas kept some distance from her, viewing her as a distraction from the search for Will. Eleven, lacking social skills and confidence, was unable to convince him that she was truly on their side.

When Eleven was discovered to be manipulating the boys while they searched for the Gate, Lucas grew angry, accusing her of being traitorous. After Eleven ran away, Lucas had little interest in finding her.

However, after Lucas realized that she was justified to keep the boys away from the dangerous forces at Hawkins Lab, his opinion of her changed.

Following the kids’ reunion, Eleven and Lucas apologized to one another and remained friendly. A year after her apparent death, Lucas revealed that they reminisced about her when she was later found to be alive and reunited with them.

Scott Clarke

Lucas and his friends had a great relationship with their school science teacher, Mr. Clarke. He was more than willing to help the boys further their interest in science, even purchasing a ham radio for them.

Max Mayfield

When Lucas and his friends, along with his entire class, was introduced to Max Mayfield by Mr. Clarke, Lucas and his friends grew curious about her and her name as someone named “MADMAX” had beaten Dustin’s high score on Dig Dug at the Palace Arcade.

As Lucas and his friends watched her, Max had noticed them and left them a note saying “Stop Spying On Me! Creeps!” Later, Lucas and Dustin find Max being dropped off at the arcade and playing Dig Dug and realize that she is “MADMAX.”

As a result, Lucas, along with Dustin, becomes infatuated with Max. Lucas and Dustin invite Max to come trick-or-treating with them without consulting Mike, but when it seems like Max doesn’t accept their invitation, Lucas looks disappointed.

However, when Max appears and joins in on trick-or-treating at Loch Nora, Lucas looked overjoyed. Despite agreeing with his friends to not tell Max about the events and the true circumstances of Will’s disappearance in 1983, Lucas seemed bothered when they did not include her as they discussed the possibility of D’Artagnan being related to The Upside Down.

Billy Hargrove

Max’s stepbrother, Billy Hargrove, developed a hatred for Lucas for being dark-skinned and being near his stepsister. Billy ordered Max to stay away from Lucas and Lucas would learn of Billy’s abuse towards Max.

When confronted by Billy at the Byers House, Billy attacked Lucas for being with Max, but Lucas fought back by kicking him in the groin. It angered Billy, but he was stopped from attacking Lucas even more by Steve Harrington.

Lucas was even surprised when Max sedated Billy and threatened him to leave her and her friends alone; Lucas included.

caleb mclaughlin wiki

Caleb McLaughlin Wiki

Caleb Reginald McLaughlin is an American actor and singer. He was born on October 13, 2001. He is famous and best known for playing Lucas Sinclair in the Stranger Things Netflix series.

McLaughlin began his career when he appeared in an opera called Lost in the Stars in Cooperstown, New York at the Glimmerglass Opera House.

He then played on the Broadway stage as Young Simba in the musical The Lion King. In 2017, McLaughlin appeared in the BET miniseries The New Edition Story as young Ricky Bell.

NameCaleb McLaughlin
OccupationActor, Singer
BornOctober 13, 2001
Age18 years
Eye ColorBrown
Hair ColorBlack

McLaughlin grew up in Carmel, New York. He attended Kent Primary School and later attended George Fischer Middle School for one year. He studied dance for a year at Happy Feet Dance School in Carmel, New York. And then at The Harlem School of the Arts under Aubrey Lynch, former Lion King producer.

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