The fourth season of Stranger Things is turning insane. One burning question the fans are struggling with is – What happens to Stranger Things Eleven’s powers? So, Sassyshows is here with the answer.
Season 4 of the popular Netflix show Stranger Things finally debuted on May 27th of this year.
Volume 1 of the show continues the adventures of Eleven and the gang following the events of Starcourt.
Spoiler Alert: This article contains major spoilers from Stranger Things Season 3 and Stranger Things Season 4.
What Happened To Stranger Things Eleven’s Powers?
To sum up the events at the end of Season 3, Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) and her team were seen battling with the Mind Flayer and the Demogorgon in episode 7 (The Penultimate Chapter) where despite being able to escape from them, Mind Flayer managed to wound Eleven and a piece of Mind Flayer entered Eleven’s leg, causing her to scream in agony.
In episode 8 of the show, however, Eleven managed to get rid of the piece of Mind Flayer within her while using her powers in an extreme form.
However, that incident indicated that Stranger Things Eleven might have lost her powers, presumably due to the over-exhaustion of her abilities.
In Stranger Things Season 4, the storyline confirms the loss of Eleven’s power and despite being on rest for 8 months, Eleven seems to still not regain her powers – which was evident when she tried to use her powers against her bully Angela in her school courtyard but couldn’t use them.
Stranger Things Eleven (who goes by the name Jane Hopper in her school) informs Dr. Owens (Paul Reiser) about the loss of her powers.
It is later revealed in the show by Dr. Brenner (Matthew Modine) that the real reason as to why Stranger Things Eleven cannot use her powers is due to Mind Flayer’s attack on her at Hopper’s cabin and the events followed by that in Starcourt.
According to Dr. Brenner, Eleven has suffered something like a stroke, which caused her brain to forget about how to access her powers.
This theory, along with the overexertion of her powers in the battle of Starcourt, can surely be taken as the reason why Stranger Things Eleven might have lost her powers. However, this loss of her powers is definitely not the end of Eleven’s fate.
In the teasers and opening sequences of Stranger Things Season 4, Eleven is featured as her powerful self, indicating that she manages to regain control of her powers.
Further, into the show, Eleven is brought into Dr. Brenner’s facility, where she’s put under sedation and forced to revisit her traumatic past.
Dr. Brenner believed that if Eleven was made to revisit her memories, she would be able to remember the way to access her powers again, which proved to be effective in the end when Eleven manages to regain her powers, but only for a brief while.
Eleven, after regaining her powers, uses them to fight the guards of Dr. Brenner’s facility. However, when she tries to use them against Dr. Brenner, she finds herself to be powerless yet again when Dr. Brenner mocks her by saying it isn’t going to be as easy as she thought.
Stranger Things Eleven is then given the option to either stay at the facility to regain full control of her powers or to leave, but Eleven chooses to be in the facility instead.
Throughout Volume 1 of Stranger Things Season 4, Eleven is seen to be put through even more traumatic experiences of her life, including her battle with One and also which leads to the revelation of the origin of the show’s main villain, Vecna.
The sequences of Eleven’s traumatic trip of her memory are almost similar to time travel and reveal a number of never before seen mysteries.
Stranger Things Season 4 Volume 1 is now streaming on Netflix.