Fans have been very concerned about Stranger Things season four volume two over their suspicions that some fan favourite characters might be killed while trying to stop Vecna. And… they weren’t wrong.
Here are the characters who didn’t make it to season five and WARNING! We really do know who got 'Vecna-d' in volume two, so MAJOR spoilers ahead!
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Papa AKA Martin Brenner
And thus, the world’s weirdest father and daughter dynamic was ended. Dr Brenner wasn’t the best Papa in the world, being that he experimented on Eleven, had her mother killed and kept El in a prison - but he did care about her, bizarrely, in his own way. The Doctor is shot and killed while trying to get Eleven to safety after his secret compound is discovered.
Oh no. Not Jason. Nah just kidding, the High School jock with righteous and misguided anger towards Eddie was killed as a result of Vecna finally breaking through to Hawkins from the Upside Down. After being beaten to a pulp by Lucas (rightly so, we might add), Jason was disintegrated as the other world broke through into Hawkins. I guess that’s what happens when you get unreasonably obsessed with a Dungeons and Dragons club.
Okay, this one hurt. After Eddie the Banished, ashamed of himself for running away after Chrissy was murdered, has a chance to be the hero in the Upside Down as the gang hatches a plan to stop Vecna, he sacrifices himself to stop Vecna’s murderous bats from getting to Nancy, Jonathan and Robin - resulting in a heartbreaking goodbye with Dustin, who goes on to tell Eddie’s heartbroken uncle that he was a hero. We’re not crying, you are.
*Dry heaves*. We’ve included Maxine in this one because she really did die for a minute, and it was an unbelievably harrowing scene - so much so that Sadie Sink should have that Emmy nomination in the bag. In the finale, Vecna begins to kill Max, only for Eleven to help save her in the last second, leaving her with grave injuries and dying in Lucas’ arms. However, El somehow manages to bring her back - only for her to be in a coma with even El not being able to reach her.
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