Stop Introducing New Characters’: Stranger Things Fan Furious After [SPOILER] Death in Latest Season

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Premiered in 2016, Stranger Things has gone on to become one of the most anticipated series of the last decade. Starring Millie Bobby Brown and Charlie Heaton, as well as veteran actors David Harbour and Winona Ryder, the show is overflowing with outstanding talent.


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The show broke the common drama trope of not killing characters by sacrificing many characters every season. But the fans were still disappointed since the characters killed were never part of the core team.

Will Byers and Mike Wheeler
Will Byers and Mike Wheeler from earlier seasons

Godly plot armor by Stranger Things creators

The main characters do have a knack for surviving fatal situations every Sunday, which has made the fans reluctant in connecting to any of the new characters. The showrunner also expressed their displeasure at ending many new character’s life too soon.

Jamie Campbell Bower
Jamie Campbell Bower in season 4 of Stranger Things

In an interview with TvLine, the showrunners commented on the death of Sean Astin’s character ‘Bob Newby’ from season two on the same, they stated:

“When we killed Bob in Season 2, I didn’t want to do that. We had fallen in love with both the character and Sean Astin…. and Sean didn’t want to die. Winona Ryder didn’t want him to die.”

Mike, Will, and Jonathan from earlier seasons

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Fans onto the Pitchforks

The same displeasure from fans has erupted this season too. The showrunners teased in an interview with Variety that the main character might die, this placed all the fans on the edge of each episode. In the interview, Ross Duffer stated:

“I don’t really want to say, but I would be concerned about the characters going into volume two, for sure…… I hope that that is sort of the sense, because it is a darker season, and the kids are no longer kids. And there’s sort of an ominous feeling that things might not go well. Now, whether they do [die] or not, you’ll have to watch.”

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But despite all the hype, Chrissy Cunningham played by Grace Van Dien and Eddie Munson played by Joseph Quinn were a few of the characters to die, and both were introduced in season 4 alone.

Chrissy Cunningham and Eddie Munson Stranger Things
Chrissy Cunningham and Eddie Munson from Season 4

Even though Max suffered fatal injuries, she still made it out alive, in a way. So in the end, none of the main characters died and the fans are not happy.


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The showrunners also confirmed in an interview with NME that season 5 will be the last for Stranger Things.


Written by Nikhil Makwana

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Nikhil Makwana is a writer for FandomWire, with interests in DC comics, anime, indie films, independent films, and Nicolas Cage. He’s pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in BBA,LLB from IFIM Law School. When he’s not writing, he reads books such as the classic Dune series and existential essays from Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre.