*Warning: Major spoilers ahead*
After Max (played by Sadie Sink) escaped Vecna’s clutches with the power of Kate Bush’s song “Running Up That Hill” in the first half of Stranger Things 4, it seemed like she was in the clear. Unfortunately, she became Vecna’s last victim in the final episode. Though Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) brought her back to life, Max is currently in a coma.
Since then, fans have begun to speculate what role Max will play in the fifth and final season. For instance, Reddit user Beastboi27 thinks she can take down Vecna once and for all. When Eleven brings her back to life—by making her heart beat again—perhaps this gives Max the ability to form a personal connection to Vecna and use that bond to defeat him in season five.