With no powers to protect herself and her friends any longer, Eleven is going to have a very difficult and uncertain future in Stranger Things season 4. Will she survive without her powers? Or would she regain them sometime?
The end of season 3 was quite an emotional one with Joyce, Will, Jonathan and Eleven packed up and moving in a removals van following Hopper’s apparent death. Nobody knows where they’re off to, but we’ll probably find out in season 4. “Will El survive without her powers?” is the most important thing the audience is brooding over. Read on to know more.
- Eleven was supposed to die in season 1
- The Mind Flayer will destroy Eleven in Stranger Things 4
- Fan theories about Eleven’s future
Eleven was supposed to die in season 1
Millie Bobby Brown, who plays Eleven, didn’t quite think she would have survived past season 1. In fact, show-runners The Duffer Brothers were unsure on how long the audience would stay hooked to it. But here we are, eagerly waiting for another part.
In Stranger Things: World Turned Upside Down, a new companion book, The Duffer Brothers revealed some very interesting facts. “Eleven was going to sacrifice herself to save the day, that was always the endgame.”
“But once we realized that the show was potentially going to go on longer than just one season, we needed to leave it more in the air, because deep down, we knew it just wouldn’t work without Eleven,” Duffer continues. “And at that point, we knew how special Millie was. If there was going to be more Stranger Things, Eleven had to come back.”
The Mind Flayer will destroy Eleven
The last time Eleven used her powers was in the beginning of the final episode of Season 3. A piece of the Mind Flayer blob had burrowed itself into Eleven’s leg, and the kids were attempting to do some light field surgery to get it out.
Fans believe that the Mind Flayer will somehow continue to take over Eleven’s body as its host and eventually, her mind too. This could make El susceptible to any injury the Mind Flayer accumulates, and eventually make it very difficult to defeat the shadow monster without killing its host. If Eleven falls under the influence, she could have a hive mind and act at the will of the Mind Flayer. The only way to get rid of the monster is through light and heat but this can also lead to the hosts’ death.
Fan theories about Eleven’s future
Ever since its season finale, fans have had various theories about what could happen in the upcoming season. For Eleven, some fans believe she will die while others feel her survival instincts will kick in and she jump back stronger than ever. Meanwhile, a bunch of other theories suggest that Eleven might take up on her education with Joyce trying to help her get on the right path.
“Eleven has not lost her powers but just energy and focus. She will get her powers back midway in Season 4. This season, Eleven will mostly face her equal! Yes, there is an enhanced and more powerful Russian counterpart of Eleven waiting for her. Maybe Dr. Brenner is responsible for that. This allows the rest of the cast to deal with the scary creatures with Eleven being busy fighting off the enhanced,” shared a fan on Quora.
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