Fans of Stranger Things are taking their seats as the fifth and final season draws near.
The popular Netflix series has been a hit since its debut and catapulted a young cast to stardom. With Season 5 confirmed to be the last, fans have been speculating on what the Duffer brothers have in store for their epic finale.
One theory circulating on Reddit and TikTok is a disheartening one predicting a rather tragic end for Eleven.
The theory is that Eleven will have to sacrifice herself to save Hawkins and her friends from Vecna - come to think of it, that’s a very real possibility.
In order to close the entrance to the Upside Down from the inside, Eleven must manipulate time and rewind to the day it all began – the same day Will disappeared. References to time travel and the concept of time were common on the show, and Eleven had to deal with violations of the Upside Down each season.
Fan theory predicts that there will be a conflict between Vecna and Eleven, and that the series’ Big Bad will make her exist upside down just as badly as she did to him. Sends Will back to the day he disappeared where everyone was playing Dungeons & Dragons.
She makes sure Will gets home safely, and the series ends with Eleven wiping the blood from her nose.
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This is just a theory, but it fits everything the series has shown us and Eleven’s character as the ultimate heroine. does not specify whether is in the future or the past. With the show’s references to time travel and the statement that everything “begins and ends with will”, this theory certainly carries some weight.