Obviously, SPOILER ALERT!
DON'T KEEP READING IF YOU HAVE NOT FINISHED THE THIRD SEASON OF STRANGER THINGS.
ONE MORE WARNING....
Okay, so yesterday we brought to you a pretty popular fan theory regarding the death of beloved character Hopper, Eleven's guardian and Hawkins' town hero.
It's popular belief among fans that, even though it was heavily implied that Hopper was killed while trying to save the world from the Russians and the Mind Flayer, he is in fact still alive.
This theory is due to the fact that mid-credits at the end of the season there is a scene where the Russians at a secret military base make reference to “The American”, leading us to believe that this is actually Hopper, still alive.
BUT WHAT ABOUT THIS...
COULD it be possible that because Hopper has been to the upside down before and knows that he can survive in there and be rescued from there (hopefully when Eleven gets her strength back), that he could have gone into the upside down before Joyce Byers closed the 'gate'?
Which brings us to part two of this new theory... could it also be possible that instead of the 'American' at the Russian secret military base being Hopper, it's actually Eleven's Mum, Terry?!
We learned in Season 1 and 2 that a younger Terry volunteered for an experimental program run by Dr. Martin Brenner without completely understanding what it was. Because Terry was pregnant during the experiments, Eleven was born with incredible powers and stolen by Brenner who convinced Terry she'd had a miscarriage.
The ordeal has left her mentally traumatised, which we learned more about in Season 2, but no more in Season 3.
We would so love a reunion between El & her biological mother so fingers crossed we get to see Terry again.
There's also been calls for more information about Eleven's biological father...even though it's been implied Brenner impregnated Terry during the trial, we've never had confirmation from the show. Could 'the American' be her biological father? Could he have been locked up at the Russian secret military to get him far away from Terry and Eleven?
We won't know until Season 4...
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