The ‘Stranger Things’ Kids Have Debunked Some Popular Fan Theories

Fan theories are the kiss of life that keeps TV shows alive long after you’ve finished binging on them.

Such is the state of Stranger Things, a show so brilliant, so addictive, so slimy, it refuses to wither and die like 2016’s 2nd favourite fad, Pokémon Go. Reddit is awash with fans making clever, outlandish, daring, and downright silly theories about the characters and mythology of Stranger Things alongside predictions for season two. But though the ‘Stranger Kids’ have expressed how much they love the theories, they’re also not afraid to shout them down when they don’t hold much water. Here are the Stranger Things kids ruining some fan theories for you.

Theory: Eleven IS the Upside Down monster

What the kids say:
Caleb: “But you know when the Demogorgon got hurt, it didn’t hurt Millie.” – E!

Gaten: “It’s stupid. You watch other people make contact with the monster, so it can’t be from Eleven’s imagination, because if it was from her imagination it wouldn’t actually be there and it wouldn’t have gotten shot and burned, and Eleven would’ve probably felt the pain too, if it was a part of her.” – Radio Times

Caleb: “It wouldn’t make sense”
Gaten: “Other people witness the monster, besides Eleven.” – IGN

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Theory: Will has superpowers too

Created by Stranger Things’ very own Gaten Matarazzo
What the kids say:
Caleb: “You’re the only one that thought of it. I’m sorry, buddy. The Will theory is just plain out zero.” – Radio Times


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Theory: Hopper is actually Eleven’s real father


What the kids say:

Gaten: “No. And I mean he has that daughter, and people are like ‘oh maybe that’s Eleven’, but it doesn’t look like Eleven. [The short hair] doesn’t mean anything. They don’t look anything alike. Maybe if she was played by someone who looked like Millie.”
Caleb: “Yeah everyone kept saying that because they kept going back and forth between Eleven and the cancer patient, but it might have made everyone think that it was Eleven, but no, it’s not.”
Gaten: “And you know who Eleven’s mom is. And it’s not Hopper’s old wife.” – Radio Times

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Theory: Joyce Byers is a spy


What the kids say

Caleb: “No”. – The Guardian

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Theory: The slug at the end is a baby Demogorgon

Theory courtesy of Gaten Matarazzo – E!
What the kids say:
Millie: “So basically, Will is a pregnant boy. Well, man.”

Sounds unconvincing.

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