How will Stranger Things end?
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Stranger Things is one of Netflix’s most popular shows. For one, people born in the 1980s love the references. Ghostbusters costumes, arcades, and hanging at the mall are a few of the things that people love. The show’s very Goonies vibe helps as well. It isn’t just the 80’s babies who enjoy the show. Stranger Things seems to be loved by all generations. There’s a lot to love. It combines action, heart, and a lot of weird-looking monsters. The cast is incredible too. Everyone from the random character we only seem twice all the way to everyone’s favorite character Eleven.
Speaking of Eleven, the one comparison she’s received is to Jean Grey. It isn’t just the telekinesis. There are other qualities that brought the comparisons (examples that will be used in a separate article). Because of those similarities, we can see how her story is going to end. No one that young with that kind of power lasts long. Something always happens to them.
Regardless, Eleven’s story is going to end in tragedy. A moment that may leave people stunned well after she’s gone and the series is over could be in the works. Using Jean Grey, this writer will try to predict how her story will end.
5. Eleven’s accidental destruction
One of the reasons that the Phoenix Force is dangerous is its immense power. It’s on a level that makes Galactus tremble. Mostly because the Phoenix Force can destroy planets without the aid of machinery or a herald to prepare it. If not for the host, the Phoenix could destroy the universe. The one time it appeared that Jean was the Dark Phoenix, it was actually the Phoenix Force in a Jean Grey body that it created. When it inhabits a human, the Phoenix isn’t a vessel of destruction. However, there have been times when the host can’t resist the urge to destroy and rebuild.
How does this connect to Stranger Things?
In the previous season of Stranger Things, Eleven lost her powers. We know that won’t last forever. After not having access to her abilities for so long she could come back stronger. When that happens, she could accidentally level a city. Or, in an attempt to close the Upside Down, she could destroy the planet. There’s a balance to everything. The Upside Down may be a horrible place, but it’s probably necessary.
The phrase, “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely” immediately comes to mind. That power in the body of a teenager is scary, especially a teen with so much trauma. During a moment of rage, Eleven could level a city and not realize how she did it. If it could happen to the Phoenix Five (Avengers vs X-Men), why couldn’t it happen to her?