Shedding a beloved fictional character will be devastating. For sure followers of Netflix’s Stranger Issues, the present’s season 4 finale remains to be a supply of deep grief. On TikTok, some followers are so bereft, they’re developing with theories about how one character particularly would possibly come again after seemingly dying.
Name it creativity. Name it the primary stage in Elisabeth Kübler-Ross’ fives phases of grief. Both manner, there’s some determined thrashing about in hopes that this one character would possibly dwell to see one other day in Hawkins. In any case, it would not be the primary pretend out the present has pulled.
Of all theories, although, there’s one that truly has a shred of logic, even when it is nonetheless rife with denial. Learn on at your individual danger. Massive spoilers forward.
Eddie get up
Arguably, Eddie Munson (Joseph Quinn) — the D&D loving, Lord of the Rings-referencing, metalhead with a coronary heart of gold, has been the breakaway character of the season. Eddie finds himself wrongly accused of the dying of cheerleader Chrissy Cunningham (Grace Van Dien), and he takes up with the Hawkins youngsters to guard the city.
Woefully, expensive Eddie would not make it. Within the means of drawing the eye of the demobats, and standing his floor with a purpose to give his associates sufficient time to assault the murderous Vecna elsewhere within the Upside Down, the bats overwhelm him and he dies in Dustin’s arms.
It is an actual waterworks fest, truthfully.
Afterward, nobody appeared too shaken up about Eddie’s dying besides Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo). TikTok is one other story. There is no scarcity of tributes. Unhappy music over montages of clips from the season. Folks leaving feedback like: “I could not cease crying,” “I legit cried abt this dying scene” and “devastated he did not get to remain longer.” TikTok clips speaking about Eddie’s misplaced future — lastly graduating, having youngsters, seeing Lord of the Rings within the theater.
@leahmunsoncc im so devastated and im nonetheless crying 🙁 #eddiemunson#eddiemunsonedit#eddiemunsonstrangerthings#eddiemunsondeath#eddiemunsonsad#eddiemunsonedits#eddiemunson❤️#sadedit#unhappy#fyp#viral#edit#edits♬ eddie slays – leah !!
@retroreviver Ik this isnt him but it surely jogs my memory of him#strangerthings#strangerthings4#strangerthingsedit#eddiemunson#eddiemunsonedit#eddiemunsonstrangerthings#strangerthingsfan#eddiemunsonedits#strangerthingsseason4♬ unique sound – AntiNightcore
@jennnessa01 YUP. STILL VERY MUCH UNWELL. #eddiemunson#strangerthings#strangerthings4#lordoftherings#thefellowshipofthering#theshireisburning#josephquinn♬ unique sound – anna 🏹
How Eddie may return in season 5
As a result of the web is the web, it is onerous to pin down precisely who first floated this fan idea about how Eddie would possibly come again in season 5.
On TikTok, person @.dizay posted an concept that sounds considerably believable, which was then expanded on by @paulruddfanclub in a video that has greater than 2.7 million views.
@.dizay The foreshadowing uuuhhh #eddiemunson#strangerthings#strangerthings4#vecna#strangerthingstheory#strangerthingstheories#idea#theories#fyp#fypシ#foryou#viral♬ unique sound – Yazid
@paulruddfanclub#sew with @.dizay actually thought i used to be in denial at first till i bought to considering… #fyp#strangerthings#strangerthings4#eddiemunson#vecna#foryoupage#josephquinn#dufferbrothers♬ unique sound – paulruddfanclub
It goes like this: D&D character Kas the Bloody-Handed was a resurrected lieutenant of Vecna’s who turned on Vecna and killed him. He additionally occurred to be a vampire. The speculation then follows the standard concept that (vampire) bat bites can flip individuals into vampires, and Eddie was bitten by demobats. On TikTok, some have identified that Steve Harrington was additionally bitten, however defenders of the idea say he would’ve wanted to die with a purpose to come again as a vampire. And Eddie died.
Kas and Eddie additionally share a number of commonalities, which followers are hoping quantity to the foreshadowing of Eddie’s return. For one, Kas makes use of a sword and defend, which Eddie roughly used (although, technically he was holding a spear, if you wish to get choosy about it). TikToker @jadenbricker additionally identified the random sword Hawkins police chief Jim Hopper (David Harbour) picked up in a scene shortly earlier than Eddie’s dying. (That sword, by the way in which, is the sword from the Conan movies.) Eddie additionally has bat tattoos on his arm, which some assume has a related that means. Plus, the Hellfire Membership talked about Kas within the recreation they performed earlier within the season.
The remark part on @paulruddfanclub’s video is greater than 11,000 deep.
“For my very own sanity, I’m going to now absolutely imagine this idea,” one individual wrote.
One other mentioned, “MANIFEST IT MANIFEST IT.”
And one other would not thoughts the pretend out: “I usually hate when movies and reveals backtrack on deaths however I might absolutely settle for this particularly if Eddie himself slays Vecna.”
Is Eddie actually lifeless?
Hey. In your coronary heart? By no means. Present runners the Duffer Brothers appear to like foreshadowing and positively have fooled audiences earlier than. However in an interview on the Blissful Unhappy Confused podcast, host Josh Horowitz requested, “Eddie Munson? Formally lifeless?” To which one brother replied, “sure,” and the opposite mentioned, “sadly, yeah.” Later within the interview, they talked about how Eddie was at all times designed to be a tragic character. Even when he’d survived the Upside Down, there would not be a lot future for him in a city that noticed him as a Devil-worshiping assassin. Possibilities appear slim that he will get his happily-ever-after ending.
Ross Duffer did inform Collider, although, that the season 5 author’s room would not begin till August. Maybe there’s nonetheless time to put in writing to your senator and demand justice for Eddie.
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