Robin Buckley is the main character introduced in the third season of Stranger Things. She worked at Scoops Ahoy located in the Starcourt Mall alongside Steve Harrington. She is portrayed by Maya Hawke.
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Robin Buckley Stranger Things
As a former classmate of Steve Harrington, Robin started working with at Scoops Ahoy located in Starcourt Mall in the summer of 1985. Robin enjoyed mocking Steve as she harbored some jealousy towards him during high school because her crush, Tammy Thompson was attracted to him.
When hearing that Dustin Henderson intercepted a secret Russian transmission, Robin helped them translate the message and discover there were Russians in Hawkins, working underneath the mall.
With Steve, Dustin, and Erica Sinclair, Robin would slowly start to discover the paranormal activity that the Russians were working on with a Key, opening a Gate. During this time, Robin would form a friendship with Steve and reveal her sexuality to him.
Robin would also help the rest of Dustin’s friends battle against the Mind Flayer before the gate was closed by Joyce Byers. Three months later, Robin continued to remain friends with Steve as they looked for new jobs at Family Video.
Robin Life Stranger Things
Robin lived in Hawkins, attending Hawkins High as a teenager. By 1985, Robin had been in the band for 12 years and achieved fluency in French, Italian, and Spanish.
She sat behind Steve Harrington in one of her classes 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.
Robin is first seen to be somewhat sassy and sarcastic towards Steve alongside him while working at Scoops Ahoy. She often teases Steve for his attempts of flirting, his friendships, and just about anything else.
Robin doesn’t hesitate to sass any of the customers she has issues with either, such as Erica Sinclair. Robin is often heard saying snarky remarks toward Steve and Dustin when they are trying to figure out the code that was overheard from Dustin’s Cerebro until the boys allow her to help them decode it.
She enthusiastically offers help translating Russian as she has a knack for picking up languages, being fluent in French, Italian, Spanish and has been in band reading sheet music for 12 years. Eventually, she figures out not only read and speak Russian but also cracks the code and proves that she is quite intelligent academically.
Robin uses her snark as a way of protecting herself. When she and Steve are caught by the Russians, Robin reveals she has faced adversity because of her differences.
She has become street smart because of her past, which helps her to think of a plan to break free from the Russians – though it ultimately fails. She is somewhat impulsive and yet brave, as shown when she spits on the face of one of their Russian captors.
Robin Buckley Biographical Data
Student at Hawkins High School Family Video employee Scoops Ahoy employee (formerly)
17 years (S03)
Robin is very intelligent and has fluency over four languages such as Spanish, French, Italian, and pig Latin. When listening to a Russian transmission, Robin is able to translate and learn the language, showing her capability in learning a new language and picking up small clues that relate to the Russian message, showing she is academically intelligent. Her intelligence is also street-wise as she’s able to quickly gain ideas whether they work or not.
Robin is also skilled in biking, soccer, and band as she’s been in it for twelve years.
Robin and Steve attended Hawkins High School together. Robin was aware of him and his reputation as a popular kid, but due to her lesser degree of popularity, Steve didn’t know of or speak to her. She was jealous of the attention he effortlessly attracted by their female classmates.
The two met properly when they were both hired for a summer job at Scoops Ahoy. Robin would often tease Steve for his attempts at flirting, but her comments failed to discourage him. Their relationship gradually grew more friendly as they worked together to uncover the Russian plot. While held captive for their interrogation by the Russians, Robin and Steve are clearly seen to care about each other’s well-being and enjoy each other’s company, talking and laughing together while alone.
Once rescued, the duo shares an emotional moment on a bathroom floor where Steve confesses his feelings for her and Robin comes out to him as a lesbian. Though surprised for a moment, Steve accepts Robin for who she is. They remain best friends after the battle of Starcourt Mall and are seen three months later getting a new job at Family Video together.
Erica Sinclair was a frequent customer of Scoops Ahoy who annoyed Robin as she kept asking for samples of different flavors of ice cream. However, when Dustin couldn’t fit into the air vents to get to the secret room at the mall, Robin asked for Erica’s help as she was small enough to fit in through the vent. Erica, agreed to help, on the condition that she gets free ice cream for life, which Robin accepted.
As Erica climbed through the vent, Robin guided Erica to the secret room and seemed relieved when Erica made it out of the vent and entered the room safe and sound. When trapped in the secret Russian base underneath Starcourt, Robin helped Erica and Dustin escape when they were spotted by Russians, leaving Robin and Steve to be captured.
However, Erica and Dustin managed to come to their rescue and escape the base together, protecting the older teens as they were drugged with truth serum until they were cured. Both Robin and Erica continued to work together in helping stop the Mind Flayer.
Robin first met Dustin Henderson when he and Steve greeted each other after the latter returned from Camp Know Where, asking Steve how many children he was friends with.
When Robin overheard Dustin revealing to Steve that he intercepted a secret Russian transmission, Robin offered to help translate, revealing her fluency in several different languages, which Dustin accepts.
As they worked together in deciphering the Russian code and discovering the Russians were in Hawkins, Robin would form a friendship with Dustin.
Before she and Steve were captured by the Russians, she made sure Dustin and Erica were able to escape.
However, Dustin and Erica came to their rescue and escape the base together where Dustin protected and cared for Robin after she and Steve were drugged with truth serum until they were cured.
The two later continued working together in stopping Mind Flayer with Robin promising to stay in touch with him. When Dustin confirmed his girlfriend’s existence, Robin was shocked and amazed at this.
Robin and Tammy shared a History class together in high school. Robin had a crush on her, but Tammy was far more interested in Steve Harrington to notice. This was incredibly frustrating for Robin.
Who Plays Robin in Stranger Things?
Maya Ray Thurman Hawke is an American actress and model. Professionally known by his name Maya Hawke. She was born on July 8, 1998. Maya Hawke is the daughter of actress Uma Thurman and actor Ethan Hawke.
She made her screen debut as Jo March in the 2017 BBC adaptation of Little Women and starred as Robin in the third season of the Netflix series, Stranger Things (2019). She gained international fame by playing the Robin Buckley role in Stranger Things.
July 8, 1998
Uma Thurman, Ethan Hawke
Levon Roan Thurman-Hawke
Hawke was born in New York City, the older of two children born to actors Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman. Her parents met on the set of Gattaca (1997), married in May 1998, and divorced in 2005. Hawke’s brother was born in 2002. She also has two half-sisters (born in 2008 and 2011) by her father’s second wife, Ryan Shawhughes. She has another half-sister (born in 2012) from her mother’s ex-fiancé, financier Arpad Busson.
Facts About Maya Hawke
Maya is the daughter of Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke.
Maya played Linda Kasabian in Quentin Tarantino’s film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
Maya has dyslexia.
She’s also a model.
She has a younger brother, Levon Roan Thurman-Hawke.
She also has two half-sisters (born in 2008 and 2011) by her father’s second wife, Ryan Shawhughes.
She has another half-sister (born in 2012) from her mother’s ex-fiancé, financier Arpad Busson.