Netflix already revealed that the Hawkins gang won't be able to defeat Vecna in the Stranger Things Season 4 finale. Volume 1 introduced Vecna, the most dangerous villain residing in the Upside Down who has already murdered several teenagers in Hawkins, Indiana. While Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) is not aware of the evil being's curses in Hawkins at the end of Stranger Things Season 4, Volume 1, her restored memories from the Nina Project reveal Vecna's true identity.
Born Henry Creel, he learns he had mysterious psychokinetic and telepathic powers, but used them for dark purposes to murder innocent people. After killing his mother and sister, Henry became Number 001 at Hawkins Lab, where Dr. Brenner tried to control and recreate his powers in other children like Eleven. After murdering everyone in Hawkins Lab in 1979, a young Eleven banished One to the Upside Down, where he became Venca over the course of seven years.
Warning: This article contains spoilers from Stranger Things Season 4 Vol. 2
Now, Vecna is intent on taking as many victims in possible in Hawkins, and the Season 4 finale featured a full-on war with Vecna. The Hawkins gang are able to pull off their plan to hurt Vecna in the end of Volume 2, but did the villain survive?
Did Vecna die in the end of Stranger Things Season 4?
No, Vecna is still alive. Although Nancy, Steve, and Robin are successfully able to critically damage Vecna's body in the Upside Down thanks to the help of their friends, it's clear that the powerful villain managed to survive their attacks.
The end of Stranger Things Season 4 Vol. 2 left a big hint at where Season 5 will go. Now that the Hawkins gang's all back together, it's likely they'll work together to take him down, once and for all. The finale of Season 4 showed Will Byers telling Mike that he could feel Vecna, and that he's still alive. He says that Vecna is not going to stop until he's taken everything.
It's clear that Stranger Things is setting up Vecna as the show's final villain, and although we still don't know for sure how the Hawkins gang will be able to kill him for good, we already know that Season 5 is the final season.
What will Vecna do in Stranger Things Season 5?
On the Happy, Sad, Confused, actor Campbell-Bower, discussed the prospect of a storyline being developed between Vecna and Will Byers (Noah Schnapp), which would make sense given Will's experience in the Upside Down.
Here's what the Vecna actor said:
“I would really love to see a journey between Vecna and Will. I do think there is unfinished business there between the two of them. I am a huge fan of this show, and I know from sort of skulking around on the internet there are people suggesting that we may have seen Vecna in season 1… And I would love to kind of explore that relationship with Will purely.”
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