Stranger Things is back and it might be the scariest season yet.
Created by the Duffer Brothers, the sci-fi horror series makes no attempt to hide its specific genre influences, and Season 4 encourages audiences to reminisce about one of the most iconic horror movies ever made.
Not only does A Nightmare On Elm Street’s Robert Englund play Victor Creel, but Vecna is heavily reminiscent of Wes Craven’s movie antagonist Freddy Krueger.
Of course, Vecna returns in the final episodes, and the threat he poses to Hawkins and the rest of the world is potentially catastrophic.
However, the familiar characters do everything they can to put a stop to his sinister plans. Now that all nine episodes are streaming, we finally have the answer to a pressing question: Does Vecna die in Season 4 of Stranger Things?
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Does Vecna Die in Stranger Things Season 4?
No, Vecna does not die in Stranger Things Season 4 Episode 9. His physical form is destroyed but the ending confirms that he still exists and will pose a threat in Season 5.
Thinking back to the events of the season finale, Vecna tells Eleven that he forged a connection with the Mind Flayer in the Upside Down. He basically plans to bring the Upside Down to Hawkins, aiming for the Dark Realm to bleed into this reality.
Mike speaks with Eleven, giving a speech that gives him the strength to break free and confront Vecna. Going forward, Nancy wields a shotgun and shoots Vecna multiple times and he is set on fire, compromising his physical form.
However, the very end of the episode reveals that Vecna has successfully orchestrated his plan and the characters witness the Upside Down begin to invade Hawkins.
Before that, Will also feels something disturbing the back of his neck, suggesting that Vecna and the Mind Flayer remain threats.
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Fans react on Twitter
With an ending like that, it’s no surprise to see audiences speaking out on Twitter.
Check out a selection of tweets:
“I never saw him as the bad guy”
During an interview with Vanity Fair, Vecna actor Jamie Campbell Bower was asked if he was surprised to land the role of the big bad in Season 4:
“I was surprised from the moment I got the audition! I was like, really? Me? But I was in this mode of total surrender. Like, it’s wild. Never mind. I like bad guys. And I love the villain in this show, but I don’t see him as a villain.
Elaborating, he added: “Obviously he is our point of contention, so to speak. But I never saw him as the bad guy because I understood him.
Stranger Things Season 4 Part 2 is now streaming on Netflix.
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