Fans Think *This* Character Will Die in ‘Stranger Things 4’ Volume 2

*Warning: Spoilers ahead*

If you’re already counting down the days until Stranger Things 4 (volume 2) premieres on Netflix, you’ve come to the right place. There’s a theory floating around that claims one of the four main characters—Mike, Dustin, Lucas or Will—will die in the last two episodes. And the reasoning for who it will be makes total sense.

The theory—which originated on Reddit (courtesy of @Sirabey_Grey)—predicts a shocking death in the second volume of Stranger Things 4. Unfortunately, the evidence points to Will Byers (played by Noah Schnapp) as the unlucky victim.

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As Grey explains, the evidence lies in the first season of Stranger Things, when Will goes missing. “There’s something special about Will. In the Upside Down, time is frozen on the day Will disappeared,” she writes. “There’s something significant about him that caused that to be the case. If any of the main four die, I’m betting it’s Will because of his connection to the Upside Down.”

She continues, “I wonder if that has something to do with why Will seems more stunted and isn’t ‘growing up’ like the other kids. Maybe there’s something about his soul/being still being so interconnected to the upside down that he is stuck in time in a way.”

Grey also questions Will’s lack of involvement in Stranger Things 4. Although he’s fading into the background, perhaps there’s a reason behind his uneventful story line.

“Will has been such a, frankly, meaningless character. He had the neck tingle and reactions to the creatures, but with El around, this is hardly useful,” she continues. “I’d bet that it’s not so much that the writers have forgotten about Will or don’t know what to do with him, but more that he’s integral to the larger plot/resolution. I bet we find out that Will is the most important character, and this makes his (actual) death necessary to save everyone and ‘stop’ the Upside once and for all.”

Guess we’ll have to wait until Stranger Things 4 returns on July 1 to find out.

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