Barbara Barb Holland is a character from the Netflix series Stranger Things. She is the best friend of Nancy Wheeler, and she is a nerdy, loyal, and kind-hearted girl. Barb is killed by the Demogorgon in the first season, but her death has a lasting impact on Nancy and the other characters. Barb's death is one of the most tragic moments in Stranger Things. She is a relatable character who many viewers can identify with. She is also a reminder of the dangers of the Upside Down, and she serves as a catalyst for Nancy's journey of self-discovery. A fanart Stranger Things cursor with Barbara Holland and Book.