A Stranger Things idea suggests that another character under Vecna’s influence has been discovered… and our thoughts are racing over the probable reveal.
Following the release of season 4 on Netflix last year, fans have been clamouring for any information regarding season 5, from narrative specifics for the show’s highly awaited climax to a release date.
While the last season’s development is now halted owing to writer and actor strikes, audiences are still debating important story aspects leading up to its conclusion.
In the fourth season, Vecna (Jamie Campbell Bower) terrorised the town of Hawkins, almost taking Max (Sadie Sink) as one of his victims by digging into her innermost fears and murdering her.
Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) brought Max back to life, but fans have hypothesised that Vecna may have also taught Ms Kelly (Regina Ting Chen) under this thumb… as well as another important figure.
Nancy (Natalia Dyer) and Robin (Maya Hawke) try to persuade Director Hatch (Ed Amatrudo) to let them pay a visit to Victor Creel (Robert Englund) in Pennhurst Asylum in the fourth episode.
They argued that Hatch saying yes to allowing Nancy and Robin to speak to Victor without him in attendance ‘completely contradicts his entire demeanour thus far’.
‘What is it that Hatch needed to check on so urgently? What if it was actually Vecna needing to leave Hatch’s body and go stir things up for Max?’ they said.
‘Vecna doesn’t appear in a scene between Hatch leaving the girls with Victor and returning. But, what if the scenes don’t line up perfectly time-wise? Perhaps Vecna was off to pose as Max’s mother, or as Billy?’
Someone else commented on the post to add that perhaps this could explain why Hatch is ‘so hesitant about Nancy and Robin’,because ‘the real Dr. Hatch may not be so hesitant about it’.
It’s also worth noticing that when Hatch says he needs to hurry, he checks his watch – and a grandfather clock has long been a Vecna emblem.
However, it’s possible that he just realised the time and had somewhere he needed to be.
Another Reddit user argued against the original poster’s hypothesis, claiming that Hatch walked out to check Nancy and Robin’s credentials before discovering that they had made up their tale in order to meet with Victor.
Stranger Things is wonderful because the Duffer Brothers frequently throw the tale on its head just when you think you’ve got it figured out. Literally.
Stranger Things is available to watch on Netflix.
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