Did Nancy Die in Stranger Things Season 4 Volume 2?

Did Nancy Die in Stranger Things Season 4 Volume 2?

After the Duffer Brothers teased almost 5 deaths in Stranger Things season 4 volume 2, we were all on our spree of guessing who we will have to goodbye. If you’re a fan of Nancy, or rooting for either Stancy or Jancy, there’s good news for you as Nancy survived this season.

In the beginning, Nancy was a typical stupid teenager in love, but along with her ex-boyfriend Steve, she had one of the best character arcs in the series. Along with the kids, Nancy was very much a part of saving the world, but to our relief, she made it out safe.

In other words, Nancy Wheeler did not die in Stranger Things season 4 volume 2. She played a significant role in defeating Vecna this season, was able to get out of the Upside Down alive, though she was nearly possessed by Vecna in season 4 volume 1.

What Happens to Nancy in Stranger Things Season 4 Volume 2?

Nancy did not die this season. Frankly speaking, she was not one of the characters who we expected would die, either. But she did nearly escape death as she was possessed by Vecna towards the end of the final episode of season 4 volume 1.

Did Nancy Die in Stranger Things Season 4 Volume 2?
Nancy | Source: Fandom

In the final moments of season 4 volume 1’s final episode, Vecna possessed Nancy only to show her his side of the story. He took Nancy through his own childhood and explained how he became what he is today. He even asked Nancy to tell Eleven all that she was shown.

In other words, Vecna possessed Nancy like his other victims, but he was not intending to kill her. He wanted Nancy to deliver his message to the rest of her friends, particularly Eleven.

So, if you ask me, Nancy was never under the threat of death either. She played an important role in bringing down Vecna (or so she thinks).

In the two final episodes of season 4, Nancy, along with Steve and Robin, reached Vecna in Victor Kreel’s haunted house. As per their plans which were revealed to us in volume 1, the trio attacked Vecna with fire-lit bottles of alcohol.

In a climactic sequence, the three managed to defeat Vecna by burning him down along with the efforts of Eleven on the other side. Though it seems like they were able to get rid of Vecna for the time being, it seems like things are not over yet.

The final moments of season 4 volume 2 hinted that Hawkins is still in danger and there’s a high chance Vecna will return. In that case, we can expect Nancy to play an important role in bringing him down and saving Hawkins once again.

Will Nancy Die in Stranger Things Season 5?

Duffer Brothers have confirmed that Stranger Things will back for its fifth and final season, so we can surely start asking these questions. Though Nancy survived season 4 volume 2 quite well, we never know what is coming up in season 5.

Did Nancy Die in Stranger Things Season 4 Volume 2?
Nancy | Source: Netflix

But all things considered, Nancy is one of the characters who is least likely to die. I would say there’s a chance that Steve, Dustin or even Max could die. Also, if we go by the deaths we experienced before, the newly introduced characters are the most likely to die.

Think about it: this season it was Eddie Munson, a newly introduced fan favorite, along with Chrissy and Fred, who were fairly new. Last season, it was Billy, who was also newly introduced in season 2. Going by this logic, Jonathan’s friend Argyle seems to be in danger.

Nancy seems to be less in danger compared to the others. Though, we cannot completely negate the possibility of her dying. Since she is very much involved in the mission to save Hawkins, she is definitely in danger.

So, unless we count on Eleven to save the day (like always), there’s a fair chance of everyone dying.

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About Stranger Things

Stranger Things is an American sci-fi horror TV series created by The Duffer Brothers for Netflix. It stars an ensemble cast of Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Noah Schnapp, Caleb McLaughlin, Gaten Matarazzo, Sadie Sink, Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Joe Keery and Maya Hawke as key characters.

Set in the 1980s in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana, the show follows the story of a young girl called Eleven, who has superpowers and her adventures with her group of friends. These dangerous adventurers contain surviving in and saving a town that has an evil parallel universe attached to it.

The show will have five seasons in total. Season 4 was on a break and will return with volume 2 on July 1.