By the end of the first season of Stranger Things, we were left with a lot of questions. Was Eleven connected to the monster? What was that slug-looking thing that Will coughed up? What's the story behind Hopper and his daughter? With all those questions floating about, fans have nothing else to do than to think of their own Stranger Things theories. Plus, seeing as how the Netflix show is extremely popular, there has been a lot of speculation about Stranger Things Season 2. That's why we did our very best to choose the best ones. If you've caught the Stranger Things fever and just can't get enough of it, then check out these awesome fan theories. We're sure that some of them would surprise you!
Even Eleven said it herself in the sixth episode of the season, "The gate. I opened it. I'm the monster." After defeating the Demogorgon, she suddenly disappeared. We eventually find out in a teaser clip for the following season that she wound up in the Upside Down. But, what does it mean exactly? Are they somehow connected? There's been some speculation online that the Demogorgon could be a projection of Eleven's subconscious. Probably because the first time she saw it she was in a 'deep psychic state.'
You may have already heard it a bunch of times during the show but what is the 'Upside Down' exactly? Well, here's one pretty simple fan theory: It's not another dimension, it's actually Hawkins' future. Woah that's crazy, right? The idea is that somehow, Eleven tore a hole in the space-time continuum. Because of this, it allowed bits of a potential future to flow right into Hawkins creating a time-loop. So basically the future that she's seeing is Hawkins after the U.S. government nuked it to destroy the giant mutant creature and the Upside Down.
This could in fact be the biggest showdown that you've all been wait for! From a narrative standpoint, it just makes sense. Still, if it is true that Will has been taken hostage by the monster of the Upside Down then there's only one person who could stop him and that's Eleven. A showdown of epic proportions is the only way this could go. Then again, there's also the possibility of them trying to figure out how to deal with their dark, conflicted natures together. No matter what happens, it's definitely something to look forward to.
We already know that Will is a focal point in the second season. Towards the end of the first season, we see Will coughing up weird slugs after returning from the Upside Down. That's a pretty obvious sign that he hasn't fully recovered yet. Plus, he could even be part monster himself. Another belief that's spreading online is that his slug-coughs mean that he could be a conduit for monsters to get into Hawkins. With the lines so blurred between the real world and the Upside Down, he could bring in even more creatures and not just the Demogorgon.
Fuel was added to the fire of this fan theory when Hopper was seen stepping into a car with a couple of bad guys from the lab. Back then, he made a deal with them to keep their evil secrets on the down-low in exchange for Will. Some fans believe that he's infiltrating the secret organization to take them down. While others think that he's reuniting with them after a long absence as a federal agent. With all these speculations floating around, it's hard to tell which is which. But, the Duffer Brothers themselves have hinted that Hopper may be helping cover up the events of the first season.
Now, you could say that this theory is a bit of a reach but there have been some who've made a compelling case for it. It follows hints during the first season that Hopper's memory of how his daughter died isn't really what it was. According to him, his daughter Sarah dies because of cancer but what if it's just a lie that he tells himself? Not to mention, the timeline of what happened to his daughter matches fairly well with the timeline of what happened to Terry Ives (Eleven's Mom).
|1||Eleven is the Demogorgon||Other||35||Paid|
|2||The Upside Down is Hawkins' future||Other||33||Paid|
|3||Only Eleven can stop Monster Will||Other||21||Paid|
|4||Will Byers is part monster now||Other||17||Paid|
|5||Hopper has been working for the government||Other||16||Paid|
|6||Hopper's daughter is actually Eleven||Other||15||Paid|
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