Stranger Things Season 4 has introduced the Netflix show’s scariest villain yet: Vecna, a tentacled, dream-invading monster hellbent on ripping teenagers limb from limb. But who is he, and why is hunting the locals of Hawkins?
Henry tried to convince Eleven to join him – you know, world domination, yada yada – but she fights back. In the end, she’s the stronger of the two, seemingly turning him to dust – however, she actually blasted him into the Upside Down, where he transformed into Vecna: the monster at the heart of all the chaos since the beginning of Stranger Things.
Charlie Heaton, who plays Jonathan Byers, told Metacritic: “Vecna is the puppetmaster of all these monsters, and the Demogorgon is like this wild, rabid dog that was attacking people.
“Vecna is intelligent and smart and gets into your deepest fears and dreams, and he’s part of the mythology of the whole show. He’s our ultimate adversary – or Eleven’s ultimate adversary, at least.”
Vol. 2 of Stranger Things Season 4 arrives on Netflix on July 2.