I need ALL of this to be true
Stranger Things four on Netflix was so good and as a result it got us all excited for season five – obviously. Since the end of season four, fans have spent their free time spinning endless theories about what could potentially happen in season five. So here are the top five Stranger Things theories from Reddit.
1. Eleven will sacrifice herself to save Hawkins and destroy the Upside Down
This is probably the most predictable and obvious theory. All everyone was talking about watching season four was the very likely possibility of Eleven sacrificing herself to destroy the Upside Down once and for all. We all know that Eleven opened the door that allowed Vecna back into the world, so obviously his powers will be the only thing to banish him and close the Upside Down.
2. All five seasons will be revealed in the Dungeons and Dragons campaign for kids
One of the most controversial fan theories about stranger thingsThe end of season 5 suggests that the finale will reveal that the whole series was just a Dungeons & Dragons campaign of Mike, Will, Dustin and Lucas. This theory fits the stereotypical imagined twist ending, but it wouldn’t be fair to see how the emotional storylines of Stranger Things progressed. However, rather than doing the whole plot of stranger things wrong, the ending could still feature the adult or teen versions of the characters playing another round of D&D after defeating the Upside Down.
3. Eleven and Will unite to defeat Vecna
As we all know, Will has some sort of psychic connection to the Mind Flayer, so we can assume he’ll play an important role in season five.
4. Kali will return and help defeat Vecna
Back in Stranger Things four episode one, the Hellfire Club take on Vecna in Eddie’s latest Dungeons and Dragons campaign and it’s up to Dustin and Erica to roll their last dice to try and beat Vecna themselves. Dustin rolls the dice first and he lands on 11, which causes him to lose to Vecna. Fans then clock a connection between this and Eleven not being enough to properly kill Vecna for good. But that’s obviously not the end of the theory. Erica gets the last throw and lands a 20 – which is where fans think Kali comes in.
If you forgot, Kali is number eight and was a Hawkins Lab kid. She escaped at some point before the massacre and played a key role in Eleven’s Season 2 storyline, but sadly we haven’t seen her since. So the significance for Erica to roll a 20 is that 11 and 8 add up to 19, right? And you need one to make 20. Suggesting that Eleven and Kali both have the combined powers of One, meaning they’re enough to defeat Vecna together. Eleven is telekinetic as we know it and Kali has mind manipulation powers meaning she can create hallucinations and visions. Just like Henry Creel.
5. Will’s death kills Vecna and closes the Upside Down portal
Much like Eleven, the first season began with Will’s bond with the Upside Down. Someone on Reddit suggested Will clings to 1983, the year he disappeared and the Upside Down froze. Therefore, to defeat Vecna, Will must understand that time has passed and his friends have grown.
6. Karen Wheeler is related to the Creel family
One person on Reddit pointed to Karen’s character poster and her larger role in the story. Since the location of his poster was Victor Creel’s house. Some people have speculated that she is Victor Creel’s sister and could play a bigger role in season five.
7. Eddie is not dead
There are a bunch of theories about Eddie being alive, but the best one is that the Duffer Brothers literally said demobats can’t kill. Ross Duffer said: “I wouldn’t worry about the bat thing. It’s more my thing. I have this thing. I worry about bats. It was just me, I was focusing on bats when I wrote this.
8. Will is the bad guy
The Duffer Brothers have confirmed that Will will have a huge role and focus in season five of Stranger Things, so now theories are running wild that he’s about to become a traitor and a villain. And to be honest, they have a creepy meaning. Here’s how the theory to do with Will in Stranger Things works, and how people predict it will affect him moving forward in the series.
A TikToker, who often shares theories about the series, says, “I think Will is going to have a really pivotal place in season five. I think there’s a good chance he and Eleven will face off, as Will will basically be taken over by Vecna. There’s another element at play here, I believe the relationship between Vecna and Will is similar to Harry Potter and Voldemort.
“Listen to me. As soon as Will got back to Hawkins he felt Vecna again. When he was in California he felt more like himself and I think that’s why he was able to explore a bit more his sexuality, because he wasn’t worried about everything that was going on around him, he wasn’t worried about the Upside Down.
“Now he’s back at Hawkins, you see him having chills, you see him touching the back of his neck. It’s similar to how Harry Potter feels when Voldemort enters his mind. Knowing this, it’s entirely possible that Vecna knows all about Will’s friends because he’s on Will’s mind. This would explain why Will was able to survive so long in the Upside Down in season one and his connection to the Upside Down in season two.
The TikToker goes on to say that Will gets little screen time in season four, which was done on purpose – so he could be brought back and thrown in the middle of everything.
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