‘Stranger Things’ Fans on TikTook Have an Interesting Eddie Munson Theory


Losing a liked fictional personality will also be devastating. For positive fanatics of Netflix’s Stranger Things, the display’s season 4 finale remains to be a supply of deep grief. On TikTook, some fanatics are so bereft, they are bobbing up with theories about how one personality specifically would possibly come again after reputedly death. 

Call it creativity. Call it the primary degree in Elisabeth Kübler-Ross’ fives levels of grief. Either manner, there may be some determined thrashing about in hopes that this one personality would possibly reside to look some other day in Hawkins. After all, it would not be the primary pretend out the display has pulled. 

Of all theories, although, there may be one who in fact has a shred of common sense, even supposing it is nonetheless rife with denial. Read on at your individual possibility. Big spoilers forward.



Eddie get up

Arguably, Eddie Munson (Joseph Quinn) — the D&D loving, Lord of the Rings-referencing, metalhead with a center of gold, has been the breakaway personality of the season. Eddie reveals himself wrongly accused of the loss of life of cheerleader Chrissy Cunningham (Grace Van Dien), and he is taking up with the Hawkins youngsters to offer protection to town. 

Woefully, expensive Eddie does not make it. In the method of drawing the eye of the demobats, and status his floor so as to give his pals sufficient time to assault the murderous Vecna somewhere else within the Upside Down, the bats crush him and he dies in Dustin’s palms.

It’s an actual waterworks fest, truthfully. 

Afterward, nobody gave the impression too shaken up about Eddie’s loss of life apart from Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo). TikTook is some other tale. There’s no scarcity of tributes. Sad tune over montages of clips from the season. People leaving feedback like: “I could not forestall crying,” “I reliable cried abt this loss of life scene” and “devastated he did not get to stick longer.” TikTook clips speaking about Eddie’s misplaced long term — after all graduating, having youngsters, seeing Lord of the Rings within the theater. 

@leahmunsoncc im so devastated and im nonetheless crying 🙁 #eddiemunson#eddiemunsonedit#eddiemunsonstrangerthings#eddiemunsondeath#eddiemunsonsad#eddiemunsonedits#eddiemunson❤️#sadedit#unhappy#fyp#viral#edit#edits♬ eddie slays – leah !!
@retroreviver Ik this isnt him however it jogs my memory of him#strangerthings#strangerthings4#strangerthingsedit#eddiemunson#eddiemunsonedit#eddiemunsonstrangerthings#strangerthingsfan#eddiemunsonedits#strangerthingsseason4♬ unique sound – AntiNightcore
@jennnessa01 YUP. STILL VERY MUCH UNWELL. #eddiemunson#strangerthings#strangerthings4#lordoftherings#thefellowshipofthering#theshireisburning#josephquinn♬ unique sound – anna 🏹

How Eddie may just go back in season 5

Because the web is the web, it is laborious to pin down precisely who first floated this fan principle about how Eddie would possibly come again in season 5

On TikTook, person @.dizay posted an concept that sounds slightly believable, which was once then expanded on by means of @paulruddfanclub in a video that has greater than 2.7 million perspectives.

@.dizay The foreshadowing uuuhhh #eddiemunson#strangerthings#strangerthings4#vecna#strangerthingstheory#strangerthingstheories#principle#theories#fyp#fypシ#foryou#viral♬ unique sound – Yazid
@paulruddfanclub#sew with @.dizay truly idea i used to be in denial to start with till i were given to considering… #fyp#strangerthings#strangerthings4#eddiemunson#vecna#foryoupage#josephquinn#dufferbrothers♬ unique sound – paulruddfanclub

It is going like this: D&D personality Kas the Bloody-Handed was once a resurrected lieutenant of Vecna’s who became on Vecna and killed him. He additionally took place to be a vampire. The principle then follows the normal concept that (vampire) bat bites can flip folks into vampires, and Eddie was once bitten by means of demobats. On TikTook, some have identified that Steve Harrington was once additionally bitten, however defenders of the speculation say he would’ve had to die so as to come again as a vampire. And Eddie died. 

Kas and Eddie additionally proportion a couple of commonalities, which fanatics are hoping quantity to the foreshadowing of Eddie’s go back. For one, Kas makes use of a sword and protect, which Eddie kind of used (although, technically he was once preserving a spear, if you wish to get choosy about it). TikToker @jadenbricker additionally identified the random sword Hawkins police leader Jim Hopper (David Harbour) picked up in a scene in a while sooner than Eddie’s loss of life. (That sword, by means of the best way, is the sword from the Conan movies.) Eddie additionally has bat tattoos on his arm, which some suppose has a attached that means. Plus, the Hellfire Club discussed Kas within the recreation they performed previous within the season.

The remark phase on @paulruddfanclub’s video is greater than 11,000 deep.

“For my very own sanity, I’m going to now absolutely imagine this principle,” one individual wrote.

Another mentioned, “MANIFEST IT MANIFEST IT.”

And some other does not thoughts the pretend out: “I in most cases hate when movies and presentations back off on deaths however I’d absolutely settle for this particularly if Eddie himself slays Vecna.”

Is Eddie truly lifeless?

Hey. In your center? Never. Show runners the Duffer Brothers appear to like foreshadowing and for sure have fooled audiences sooner than. But in an interview at the Happy Sad Confused podcast, host Josh Horowitz requested, “Eddie Munson? Officially lifeless?” To which one brother answered, “sure,” and the opposite mentioned, “unfortunately, yeah.” Later within the interview, they mentioned how Eddie was once all the time designed to be a sad personality. Even if he’d survived the Upside Down, there would not be a lot long term for him in a the city that noticed him as a Satan-worshiping assassin. Chances appear narrow that he will get his happily-ever-after finishing. 

Ross Duffer did inform Collider, although, that the season 5 creator’s room does not get started till August. Perhaps there may be nonetheless time to write down for your senator and insist justice for Eddie. 


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