Troy Walsh[1], portrayed by Peyton Wich, is a recurring character from the Netflix original series Stranger Things. He serves as a minor antagonist in the first season, being the school bully of Mike Wheeler, Lucas Sinclair, Dustin Henderson, and Will Byers, before being scared away by Eleven, alongside James Dante.



Troy was best friends with James and attended Hawkins Middle School.


On the day after the disappearance of Will Byers, Mike Wheeler, Lucas Sinclair, and Dustin Henderson encountered Troy and James in the front of their school. Troy joked about which one of them would make more money in a freak show.

A few days later, Troy and James approached the other boys again. They joked about Will's disappearance, and Troy said that Will was dead. Mike tried to walk away, but Troy tripped him, causing him to hit his chin off of a rock. He and James then left.

After the discovery of a body believed to be Will's, Troy attended a memorial assembly in his honor. He and James whispered that the assembly was pointless. Mike confronted Troy about his actions, but Troy brushed him off. He started to walk away with James, but Mike pushed him down. Troy stood up to hit Mike back but found that he was unable to move. He then urinated on himself. Unknown to him, this was caused by Eleven's powers.

Troy and James tracked down Mike and Dustin in the forest to get revenge, carrying a knife with them. When they found them, Mike and Dustin attempted to run away, but the pair chased after them. Troy and James managed to trap Dustin and Mike at Sattler’s Quarry. Dustin tried to hit Troy with a stick, but Troy grabbed him and held him at knifepoint. Troy demanded to know how Mike and Dustin made him urinate himself. Dustin told Troy what happened, but Troy did not believe him. He then stated that he would cut out Dustin's teeth unless Mike jumped off of the quarry. Troy counted down from five, and when he reached one, Mike jumped.

Troy and the others ran to the edge of the quarry to find that Mike was somehow floating above the water below. Mike then floated back up to the top of the quarry and landed on the ground. Suddenly, Eleven emerged, revealing herself to be the one causing Mike to levitate. She knocked James to the ground and broke Troy's arm. Troy cried out in pain and ran away with his friend.

Troy and his mother went to Hawkins Police Station to report an altered version of the events that happened earlier. His mother was very angry with the way the police were handling their story. Chief Jim Hopper asked officers Powell and Callahan to take a statement, so they asked for details about what happened. When Troy described Eleven's appearance, Hopper seemed interested. Hopper asked for more information, and Troy explained Eleven's telekinetic powers and that he always saw her around Mike, Lucas, and Dustin.


Troy appears to enjoy tormenting and bullying other people, especially Mike Wheeler, Lucas Sinclair, Dustin Henderson and Will Byers. He did not appear to be a very remorseful person, revealed by his countless remarks about Will's disappearance and fake death. He displays a strong desire for vengeance, going as far as threatening to cut out Dustin's baby teeth and forcing Mike to jump off of a cliff.



Season One appearances
The Vanishing of Will Byers The Weirdo on Maple Street Holly, Jolly The Body
The Flea and the Acrobat The Monster The Bathtub The Upside Down

Memorable Quotes

  • "Step right up, ladies and gentlemen. Step right up and get your tickets for the freak show."
  • "She broke my arm! My arm!"


  • In the Hawkins Middle School Yearbook, his last name is revealed to be Walsh. It is additionally stated that his favorite subject is recess and when he is not studying he's "on his best behavior."
  • In "MADMAX", Officer Callahan mentions Troy as Eleven used her powers to make Troy pee his pants. However, Chief Hopper dismisses the incident as a prank, meaning that Hopper likely covered up the incident.
  • Troy's first and last name are from The Goonies characters; Troy Perkins and Mikey Walsh.
  • Troy and James appearance in Stranger Things: Zombie Boys.


  1. Hawkins Middle School Yearbook/Hawkins High School Yearbook
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