Does Vecna die in season 4 of Stranger Things?

Does Vecna die in season 4 of Stranger Things?

Season 4 of Stranger Things revealed the show’s main villain, Vecna. He was behind the Demogorgons, the Demodogs, the Mindflayer, and their attacks from the Upside Down.

Volume 1 of season 4 ended with Vecna having the upper hand. However, we all had only one question. Will Vecna die in season 4 of Stranger Things?

Vecna does NOT die in Stranger Things. He is severely injured by Eleven and the gang and is hurting. However, he’d come back soon to accomplish his mission of merging the Upside Down with the real world.

Since season 1, we’ve all been trying to find answers to questions such as the origin of the Upside Down, the mastermind behind all the kidnappings and killings, and more. Season 4 answered most of those questions and showed how dangerous the real villain is.

In volume 2, Vecna reveals that he was killing off children with childhood trauma so that he could break the barrier between his realm and our world. The metaphor of chiseling away at the wall separating the two worlds portrays this.

Although Eleven and the gang are scattered, they all form mini-groups to destroy the monster and manage to even help each other without being present physically. On one hand, Steve, Nancy, and the party plan on using Max as bait.

Does Vecna die in season 4 of Stranger Things?
Vecna | Source: Fandom

This way, when Vecna tries to get inside Max’s mind, he’d be physically immobile as if in a sleep state. This is when Steve, Nancy, and Robin would go to his location and kill him.

Eleven, who Mike and Will rescue, sees this plan of theirs because she can teleport too and realizes that Max is too weak to handle Vecna. So, she decides to go into Max’s mind as well and battle Vecna for her.

I know it’s all a little convoluted, but watch the show (if you haven’t already), and you’ll understand everything. So, as this plan goes in motion and the various events unfold, it ends with Vecna almost killing off Max.

He manages to break her bones and even gouge her eyes out before Eleven overpowers Vecna. Now, Steve, Robin, and Nancy use the molotov cocktail and a shotgun to try and end the monster.

Does Vecna die in season 4 of Stranger Things?
Vecna | Source: Fandom

However, he isn’t instantly killed. Instead, he’s severely injured and manages to escape from there. His last words send a chill down our spines because it foreshadows what would happen in season 5.

He says Eleven and her friends think they’ve won but haven’t. In fact, they’ve already lost. In the next scene, we see an earthquake hit Hawkins, and at the end of the finale, we see our realm being affected and turning into something like the Upside Down.

This means Vecna is very much alive, and he managed to crack open the barrier. Season 5 would surround this and most likely pick up from here. Eleven and her friends will have one last shot at ending Vecna and preventing the catastrophe he is about to cause.

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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.