Stranger Things 2 just aired on Netflix and it has left us empty and in desperate need of more. The season finale was a cliffhanger and of course, Season 3 is in the works.
WARNING: spoilers ahead, proceed with caution.
There are many theories circulating online that are both ridiculous and very convincing – and we’re going to discuss about them today.
There are many plot threads that are still dangling and are yet to be resolved – such as the relationship between Mike and Eleven, Hopper and Joyce’s friendship, what happened to Kali and her gang, the love triangle of Dustin, Lucas and Max as well as Max’s brother, Billy.
Here are some strange and extremely compelling theories of the third season of Stranger Things:
1. The death of a main character
Killing off a major character is one of the most highly-likely things the show would do. One of the conclusions suggested that Jonathan, Will’s brother was the best guest, as his death would impact several characters like Joyce, Will and Nancy.
But perhaps Hawkins National Laboratory or the Upside Down will target one of the children instead?
One of fans’ biggest guest is Mike (Finn Wolfhard). He seems to outshine others in the previous two seasons. With Eleven already back and here to stay for season 3, he doesn’t have much to do and we all know this. Will the show kill off Mike just because of this?
2. Further exploration of the mythology of the Upside Down
“There’s no way the kids can ever truly fully understand the Upside Down.” Ross Duffer says, but the kids are smart and they are able to make these leaps based off of the games that they’ve played – so there’s a big possibility that one of them will have an Eureka moment while solving something.
3. Hopper’s backstory
In season 2, Eleven found a bunch of boxes with labels like ‘Dad’, ‘New York’, ‘Vietnam’ and more when she goes down to his cellar. These are little Easter Eggs, and we need answers to them. We’re probably also going to get more details about Sara, Hopper’s daughter. Many Easters Eggs suggest that Sara came into contact with the Upside-Down – like the stuffed tiger toy in Eleven’s room, Will’s castle and Sara’s hospital room.
4. Character development and upgrades
One theory suggests that Steve might become Hopper’s deputy. From bully to badass babysitter, his trusty spiked bat, Farrah Fawcett hair and him fought off several monsters and saved the kids numerous times. With him becoming deputy or some sort of job related to law enforcement, he can assist Hopper, keep the town and its secrets safe.
The next season might also see Eleven going to school with the boys, since she is now legally ‘Jane Hopper’. This would probably cause tension between her and Max since she does not like Max’s presence in the group.
5. The Upside Down is a future Hawkins
A theory suggests that the Upside Down might be a future version of Hawkins – maybe from a nuclear war or monster invasion. Time travel might enter the mix as a means to save Hawkins from this devastating future. Not much has been elaborated on this theory, but it is pretty convincing.
6. Papa (Brenner) is still alive
The primary antagonist of season 1, he supposedly met his end from the Demogorgon. He appears only in flashbacks and hallucination in season 2. When Kali and Eleven went to eliminate the first target, Ray, he states that Brenner is still alive and he can take them to him if they spare his life. His death was very quick and not much was said or shown after that and this begs the question – is Papa really dead?
7. Mind Flayer’s return
The last scene of season 2 was of the Mind Flayer looming over the Hawkins Middle School. Even though the portal door is closed, the Mind Flayer is still alive and knows of Eleven’s powers – which means it will find its next target. Will it be Eleven, or someone eviler, like Billy?
It is also speculated that some part of the Mind Flayer is still in Will. It can take over Hawkins, control Will and Demodogs – can a few heaters and a fire actually get rid of it fully from Will’s body?
8. Demodog in the fridge
Eleven kills the Demodog and made a bitchin’ entrance to the Byers house, and then Dustin instructs Steve to wrap the Demodog in a blanket and put it in the fridge. Nothing was shown or said about it after – so what happened to it?
A theory suggests that it may give birth to offspring or it may not even be dead.
What do you think about these theories?
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