The latest season of Stranger Things was full of new character arcs that viewers came to love, especially in the first volume, but they also lead to some of the biggest curveballs we've seen in the show. With so much carnage that happened at the end of Season 4 Vol 2, many viewers are wondering which characters are set to return in Stranger Things Season 5.
Season 5 of the popular Netflix series is confirmed as the last one and that means the stakes are higher than ever. Which characters appear and which ones are gone can make a huge difference. Before you go ahead though, be prepared for full SPOILERS from Season 4 of Stranger Things.
Stranger Things Season 5 - Which characters will return?
It's hard to say exactly which characters we will see in Season 5 of Stranger Things. The next season is expected to premiere in 2024, so there's still plenty of time to learn more. But if we start with the characters who were affected the most, we can paint a decent picture of what the cast may look like.
Eddie Munson and Max Mayfield were two characters that had the worst fates by the end of Season 4. In the final battle, Eddie Munson was killed by the swarm of bats that protects Vecna. Shortly after, Max was nearly killed by Vecna, and she was even gone for a minute before Eleven brought her back to life.
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Unless some other kind of miracle happens, Eddie will not be making a return, despite his popularity. He may have some major implications for Season 5, but he won't be a true character. Max on the other hand may still play a role if she can recover from her insane injuries.
Jason Carver, the basketball jock who was deadset on revenge for his girlfriend, also met his end when Vecna summoned all of his gates. The gang won't need to worry about Jason coming back for another attack unless some Vecna spell happens. On top of Jason, the gang also won't need to worry about Papa returning.
Nearly everyone else that we know and love from the show will return in Season 5. Will, Mike, Dustin, Lucas, and Eleven are all set for a comeback. Along with them will be Robin, Steve, Nancy, and Jonathan. Of course, their supporting friends will also come back along with them in the epic finale.
After Russia, we know Hopper and Joyce are also back in Hawkins and reunited with Eleven along the way. All of these characters will need to come together if they hope to defeat both Vecna and his Mind Flayer form. There will likely be other new characters that steal the spotlight in Season 5 of Stranger Things, much like Eddie did. But we'll have to wait and see what comes of that.
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