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micbelt

If Eleven dies they all die, let’s be real.


AlcaTrazHs

But she might die after saving them, idk maybe she destroys the upsidedown and dies with it or something I could see that happening


ravenonawire

Maybe at the end of ST5, but def not before then.


AlcaTrazHs

Holy shit didn't know there was a season 5 incoming lol


tiedyeskiesX

IIRC Noah schnapp joked on a late night show that they told him the bowl cut wasn’t going anywhere for season 5. So either it’s a red herring or he’s safe until then


NightofTheLivingZed

Plot twist: Will dies but his bowl cut becomes a vessel for vecna and sprouts fucking tentacles and escapes.


putdisinyopipe

Lol dude the image. Just think of it for a second. He’d be like a tentacle head


11111PieKitten111111

Floating bowl cut


HadlockDillon

Unless he dies and they bring him back next season like they did this season with Billy, would explain why he has the same haircut too… But I don’t think that’s the case lol


tiedyeskiesX

I didn’t think of that… I appreciate the other ideas on this sub so much 👏🏼


ravenonawire

Yep! 5 will be the final season.


bobrosserman

Yeah I feel like Eleven is just a given. Should be 3 picks aside from Eleven.


smushyu

This I can do. Hopper, Mike and Dustin. I don't see El moving on without Hopper and Mike. Dustin is damn given, he is comic relief and genius rolled into one. A lot of people here are going to make it, so I feel like we are going for 3 survivors, but in reality we are losing 3 good ones.


shorey66

But Mike is just so.... Meh


smushyu

I won't deny you that. But Mike is El's anchor to Hawkins. Sure, there is Hopper, but I also feel like that's a separate deal, Hop is family. If the Byers are in CA, for all she knows Hopper is dead, then she's living and fighting for Mike, and therefore everyone that she loves because she loved him first. Seems to me like losing Mike would be a Nina abilities/memories loss all over again. It's just too traumatic for her to recover and move forward. But, I could just as easily talk myself out of this theory by saying losing Mike would give her the boost to back 100× more intense and powerful. But how do you propel that energy through a whole follow up season? Haha, whoops. I'm like a solo debate over here. But between cycling through the series in the background and, I guess life, this has taken up a lot of my thought space. It's pitiful. But I have digressed... Mike is kind of a thumb. Sort of necessary yet easily overlooked as a tool.


TheButterfly-Effect

Mike had tons of personality when we first met him in season 1. Its just the lack of lines and scenes he's been given the last 2 seasons.


-FeistyRabbitSauce-

Killing off Mike in the penultimate episode this season would not only make every othrer character seem vulnerable now, but raise the stakes a lot for season 5. I think it'd be an interesting choice. He's also kind of just become El's whiny boyfriend.


ResolutionLow1110

Steve, Steve, and Steve. If I could choose a fourth probably Steve.


WarPony74656

If I could add one To this list I’d choose Steve.


ArcadeWill

Don’t forget Steve.


Mangle3

Lemme add on mine, Steve


emalemmaly

But wait! There is Steve!


Evanic303

Just one more million times Steve


game_over__man

Steve Infinity


Slade_Inc

And steve-ond


Slver_Mechanic

You forgot Steve


GenoCash

I don't know why everyone hates Steve, I really think he should survive to season 5! I'm gonna add Steve to this list


MikeyPoo54

Oh wait and Steve


DaphersTheMeow

Oh shoot I forgot about Steve!


Drizzy_Pixel

Perfect just add Steve.


MexiFlo

You could give me 15 people to save and they’d all be Steve


tiedyeskiesX

This thread is giving me Michael Scott vibes and I’m here for it


JonnyBrah

And his Farrah Fawcett hair treatment.


helgathehelgarian

Please, I beg you not to leave Steve off your list


A_Sneaky_Gamer

Just you and me and you and me and us and your friend Steve


urban-wildlife-docs

Bro I was gonna comment that exact thing but you got here first 😒 glad it’s top comment!!!


AryaStark_istaken

damnn, I commented the same and then I started scrolling and this:!!!!! m not alone I already commented the exact same thing and coincidence


urban-wildlife-docs

Lol great minds think alike


urban-wildlife-docs

He’s what MAKES stranger things


Disconnorable

I don’t even want to watch Stranger Things anymore, I want to watch the Steve, Dustin and Robbin show.


SchrickandSchmorty

I always skip the eleven storyline when rewatching. I'm only here for the bad boy to babysitter to mom narrative arc.


mmaygreen

Steve, Steve and Steve. This is the correct answer. Steve, Steve and Eddie would also be acceptable.


Andrew96D

What’s so awesome is that he was originally going to be killed in S1 but was played so well/received so much love that he’s still here


emasculine

the most obvious one is Eleven because everybody will be going how in fuck does this end well?


Gatorae

Maybe that's why the show ends at S5, El dies and cant deus ex machina the villain away.🙃


Beginning_Pudding_69

Or maybe to bring light to the upside down she must join Vecna to bring order to the world and thus serenity on both planes.


timmtamst

Bringing balance to the force


folskygg

And thus begins Avatar - the legend of Aang live action.


hymnofshadows

We really need her to lose. Pull an infinity war or Avatar season 2 ending please


jaffakree83

I'm kinda hoping they can defeat Vecna without her this time


Storiesandquestiond

Steve, Dustin, Robyn best trio


pintozwi

I second this! Was exactly what I was going to say:) if I had to choose one, DUSTIN all the way!!


HonorableGilgamesh

I third this!


Storiesandquestiond

Utter fax


amberbrainwaves

This is absolutely the right answer. \#ScoopTroopForLyfe


ploploploploplopped

"You got the job!" There isn't a moment in TV that brings me greater joy.


fangirl24601

The show can even make a spin-off with this trio


danimac52

Wrote this then scrolled down and found the same. The only real answer.


MisunderstoodIdea

Robin definitely became a favorite character of mine. Absolutely love her relationship with Steve. So yes, these are the three I want to survive the most too.


Reo_ianu

This is the only correct answer


LucasWyver

Any other answer is wrong. If any of them dies, we riot.


Poopoodl

That was gonna be mine. Dustin and Steve because they’re my favorites and Robyn is hawt. Dustin Steve and Eddie is my second top 3


Storiesandquestiond

That’s fair but Robyn completes the trio and it’s perfect if


Lenn1984

Steve, Dustin, max.


SilverScorpion00008

Yay someone said max and isn’t leaving her to die


Blinkingdraaag96

I really thought that after surviving episode 4 Max is safe because it was very emotional and would've been the perfect send-off to her character, so it really surprised me that people still think that she might die.


zebrainatux

Like I could see her maybe in a Han Solo in Empire strikes back situation, but her death seems like one of the least likely things


loutreman99

The letters are done and nobody read them. That's the only argument i can think of


2s3lf4war3

chose max specifically because her life has been way worse than the other kids and she needs someone to watch her back i got you max


SheKilledMyNelson

I know right? Kinda shocked that more people didn't pick her.


RissaRaven

This is the answer.


Anonstigram

Mine too


SheKilledMyNelson

I second this.


chasingandbelieving

I came here to say exactly this, in the same order


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bittens

This is my answer. I don't think the show is going to kill the kids, Joyce, or Nancy, so I'm not picking them. Of the characters that I do think are on the chopping block, these three are the ones who would sadden me the most. Also, I like to imagine them moving to a nearby city (Robin and Steve go together and flatshare, Eddie goes by himself to escape Hawkins and starts hanging with them once he's there) and starting a shitty band together after high school. Their preferred styles of music all clash horribly, resulting in a very inconsistent sound.


An_Ingenious_Idiot

Thx for reminding me title does not say the ones not picked will die


Killowatt59

Dustin, Steve and Max.


DimebagDauntless

Hop, Murray, and Joyce. Free-for-all on the kids, lets keep Dmitri alive too.


Dr_StevenScuba

Murray is easily my favorite character


shorey66

His hands are like steel you know.


msd1994m

HIS FINGERS, LIKE KNIVES


SuctioncupanX

#HIS LEGS, LIKE SPEARS


pappepfeffer

I take 3x Murry!


Dr_StevenScuba

I don’t think the show would make sense with 3 Murrays That power trio would have defeated the mind flayer in season 1


NL-Galaxy

My pick is similar! Hopper, Murray, Joyce, Eleven and Dimitri...and Eddie too!!


246ArianaGrande135

that’s six 😂


NL-Galaxy

Whoops! I read 5 instead of 3. Im tired, I think its time for bed!


chucchinchilla

Dmitri is played by the guy who played one of my favorite characters in Game of Thrones, the faceless assassin Jaqen H'ghar. For that reason I want him to live


Smooth-Connection-83

Yes!!!! Exactly my choice including Dmitri


Numerous-Cod9947

Steve, Max and Robin


dmonix

Had to scroll too far down for this. I agree. Are we best friends now?


BTYOR

This is the list. My 3 favorite characters.


Fairymar69

Eddie, steve and robin


Chromal_Assassin

This, but Dustin rather than eddie


donjohndijon

But Eddie is the best new addition


Itchy-Bird-1989

I love Eddie but I don’t have high hopes.


[deleted]

Yeah his arc is basically done once he’s cleared or I guess it could continue if convicted. I kinda wish they didn’t kill the cheerleader because they had awesome chemistry. Didn’t they say they filmed the forest scene after she was already killed, and they didn’t realize how well they would click?


Neosovereign

Yeah, but this is a game where you get to save them! Let the writers figure out the new plot lol.


Axel_Wolf91

Thank you.


Bless_My_Beef

I was thinking this too, but I also really want hopper to live but don’t know if I could sacrifice any of those 3 :(


redandrobust

Dustin, Max, and Steve!


KBobBears

Another opportunity for me to wish the trio of Max, Nancy & Hopper into existence. Imagine those abrasive personalities together. If you like IASIP, Seinfeld, Curb, Arrested Development...this is the team for you!


msteenmassachusetts

This would be so chaotic. I love random combos like this and wish the show was going longer just so we could see this happen


KBobBears

I just imagine the three of them in a car: Hopper bellowing. Nancy belittling. Max ball-busting. They're highly competent and capable but also the most "Does Not Play Well With Others" characters out there. Fun escapades amongst friends but also with lots of hilariously spiteful dialogue. With the It's Always Sunny jingle in between scenes.


Bloq

I kinda hope S5 doesn't do the "seperate teams until they meet until the finale" formula and instead mix it up every few episodes. For this reason and also because it's been very obvious for at least the last couple seasons (can't remember if S1/S2 did it, I definitely feel like S1 had a lot of variety)


246ArianaGrande135

ooh what about Nancy, Robin and Joyce? They could be a great detective trio


PhyrexianBread

Murray, Eddie, and Lucas sounds fun


faeriethorne23

I want to see Erica and Hopper as a team.


Custodian_Nelfe

They would be both sarcastic to each other but god it would be hilarious !


tiedyeskiesX

To add to this: I absolutely loved Argyle and Murray interacting at dinner “I still have no who he is” 😂😂😂😂 So I want to say Argyle, Murray, and Jonathan for sng


KBobBears

Yes! The fun is taking the WORST possible combinations. Like Hopper, Argyle and Eddie. Argyle and Eddie must put their obvious musical differences aside because they have to work together....with a cop. And they're both carrying a lot of drugs. Hopper of course knows they have drugs but he needs their help and he secretly wants some purple palm tree delight, as well.


tiedyeskiesX

That sounds positively delightful. Jonathan seems too new to pot to bother trying to hide it when he’s blitzed (or so it seems 😂)


intellectualidiot

Hopper definitely doesn’t take me as the type that cares if a teenager has a little bit weed on them. This is the same guy who wakes up and swigs on some beer whilst popping some pills and brushing his teeth.


AryaStark_istaken

What is fullform of sng? I srched google and its says synthetic Natural gas.


tiedyeskiesX

Hehehe shits n giggles 🤭


ravenonawire

This sounds like a blast


KingWhoCared86

Steve, Robin, and Dustin.


hobbleshock

Steve, Hopper, Dustin


ThatThingAtDinner

Can’t believe how far I had to scroll for this trio


Chet-Manley21

My exact trio as well


msteenmassachusetts

Steve, El, Will. If only to see them form a very random but perhaps surprisingly effective trio


GreenBeans1999

This could actually be really cool. Edit: now that I'm thinking about it more, it would be really cool for Steve to become a surprising person for Will to confide in because he's already friends with Robin Edit 2: also I feel like this could lowkey be a really cool upside down team. Steve is arguably the best physical fighter in the crew, eleven has powers, and will has the connection with the upside down


msteenmassachusetts

Yes! Their particular strengths would work well together, plus I think their personalities would all clash just enough to be an interesting dynamic. Pairing Steve with two of the more quiet/weirdo kids rather than outspoken Dustin and Erica would really highlight his character’s growth. And I just want to see members of the larger group interact with people other than the same 3 people they’ve been BFFs with since s1/2/3.


twoshotsofoosquai

I’ve been wanting a Steve/Will matchup for ages now! Partly because I feel so bad for Will never getting any of the fun plot lines, and want to see him open up (and Steve brings out the best in every character who interacts with him). But it would also bring out Steve’s nurturing side in a way that would be super touching.


feardriven85

Hopper, Steve, Eddie. Fun shenanigans ensue.


midnightscientist42

I’d watch this spin off


Chaotic0range

This is my exact list.


coldlunchable

eddie steve dustin


BJHay52

Steve Dustin Max


tjgais

1. Steve 2. Steve 3. Steve


Arietxii

Steve, Dustin and Will, I really love Will, I don't know, he's just cute and he's been through a lot and about Steve and Dustin, I'm completely into this friendship, they're the perfect comic relief


NoMoreChampagne14

Will really is precious. He deserves a win.


BTYOR

If they kill will I'll be mad because the entire show has been crapping on him. It would be on brand I guess, but really sad.


Ok_Paper2671

Steve, Eddie, Dustin


A__ZConnected

Steve Dustin Eleven for sure


NoMoreChampagne14

My picks as well


CWhiz45

They carry the show imo. The others are great too but imagine them not being in the show... it just wouldn't be the same.


JotaroTheChad

Steve, Robin, Eddie (If I was allowed a 4th pick I would pick Dustin)


cranek32

Lucas max and Steve


ReallyAlly

Eleven, Max, and Steve


Comprehensive_Bed_9

Steve Dustin and Murray Sorry but murray is just way too fun of a character to kill off now, I enjoyed every scene he was involved in


ilysbwdywfm

Joyce, Hopper, and Eleven. They need each other!


Killingmesmalls2020

Argyle, Eddie and Steve. And the last season is them all hanging out together.


IchBinTaiga

Yes! No monsters, no upside down. Just vibes.


InfaReddit00

Steve, Robin, Dustin


cocoprezzz

Dustin, Erica, Lucas


linzillalindsay

Hopper, Joyce and Eleven


willawillawilla

They are gonna make the cutest family unit after the series is over and nobody can tell me otherwise I refuse to hear it. :|


NoMoreChampagne14

Yeah hopefully Jonathan and Will also survive so the unit can be complete


Ethan_the_Revanchist

Steve, Lucas, Max. Nancy for a 4th


BennieTennie2005

Finally somebody says Lucas!


Ethan_the_Revanchist

Lucas was always my favorite of the OG kids. He didn't have a ton to do in S3 but I've loved his story in S4 and it looks like he'll get more time to shine in Vol. 2. I just want him and Max to be happy :(


BennieTennie2005

Lucas was always my favorite too and seeing him with Max makes me happy. Honestly I don't want to lose either one. Especially since they reconciled.


tupacalypse650

Barbara, Billy, Bob


Sam_Porgins

Hopper, Steve, Max


Coppagh

steve nancy max


OMGskii

The lack of Nancy in this comment section makes me a little sad. She's always been my favorite character, and given how part 1 ended, I'm deeply stressed


shermdaddy28

Steve, Steve, Steve


Dylan_tune_depot

Mike, Will, Eleven They're not going to kill off the three people who're the reason ST exists. For now


mangopabu

also, will has been through enough.


maranblynn

Exactly! Also, since seasons 1 and 2 basically revolved around saving Will, they can’t let him die now.


shoegazer44

I’d add Joyce to that list as well.


NIrvingY

Everyone is gonna call me crazy but Dustin, Steve and Eddie. Maury is my honorable mention


togashisbackpain

No one is gonna call you crazy they are all extremely popular choices


Emerald-silence

robin,steve, eddie


disgruntled-pelican

Steve, Dustin and Max


BillyBlazeKeen

Steve, Robyn, Nancy, sorry everyone else ;(


Thosewhocanteach

Nancy, Steve & Dustin


howishetho

This is THE trio!!


MUSHYULTRA

Steve, Steve, and Steve.


Always_simming

Mike, Max and Steve just because they are my favs and i dont want to see them die


suavemook

dustybun, the hair harrington, and the duo of dustybun and hairyngton


Hinterlyn

Joyce, Jonathan, Will. The squad that will guarantee Joyce will be happy in the end. That's all I wish for, they've had enough trauma. Also Hopper isn't on here because I know they won't kill him AGAIN, so he should be safe.


questionablemorals88

That’s a very valid and considerate reason! I love it!


vintageideals

El, Steve, Mike


dantanama

Hopper, Eddie and Erica. No idea what they'd do together, but I like them the best ha


uwshitgibbon

max, dustin, will no question no question


SnooGiraffes9411

Steve Hopper Joyce fuck dem kids


celestials07

nancy dustin max


drloophole

Steve, Steve, and Steve


toddlschuler

I’ve scrolled deep. Pretty sure this is the most prominent answer. (With Max and Eddie at 4 & 5)


KB1342

Eddie, Steve, Dustin


Ill_Coat4776

1. Steve. He’s far too easy at this point. It would be more of a shock if he survived. Plus, the Duffer brothers are being way too obvious and I don’t buy it 2. Eleven. They’re fucked if she dies 3. Will. I really don’t think they’re going to kill the kids, and I feel like the Duffer brothers it’s his character at this point. I don’t think they’d be as cruel as killing him off


Typical_Notice6083

I wouldn’t spare older cast cause they already lived their life’s I would keep Nancy cause she has bright future in front of her and she is bold,smart and strong,I would keep Max for same reason,I think she would have nice and perspective future also and Dustin for the end cause that kid is genius.


RiftWalker25

Eddie, Steve, and Dustin. Runners up are Hop and El.


Independent_Rough886

Steve, Robin and Eddie


Owl_Resident

Mike, Eleven, Hopper


xxmalmlkxx

This is mine, only because I’m very invested in poor little Eleven finding some peace and love in her life before she dies, and this gives her the best chance. She’s the only character that didn’t have a childhood. She deserves something.


Owl_Resident

If it makes you feel better, I think all three also make it out of S5 (and the series) alive. I really think the Duffers are gonna go for a Harry Potter like ending rather than Game of Thrones.


zebrainatux

Eleven, Max, Nancy


FictionalCharacters2

El, Max, and Robin.


ledollarbxean

El, Max and Hopper. They can’t “kill off” Hop in season 3, just to reveal that he’s alive, have Joyce and Murray spend the entire season trying to save him just to kill him off again, that would just be a huge waste of time. They’ve already built up Max’s death too much so she’ll probably live, El is the main character and I feel like the show couldn’t really go on without her


JoeyO621

Robin, Steve, and Max


hugbitter

Will, Erica, and Murray :)


JacobDCRoss

Vecna and Brenner. >:D


Mplayz12

Dustin, mike, and will


Bright-Service1595

Steve, Nancy, and Eddie. They seem most at risk so far and I hate that. Also because I tend to doubt that the plot goes through all the trouble with Max, Will, and Hopper in this season and previous seasons just to have them die in the end, and the other characters I don't care about quite as much. I would also be very surprised if Eleven died.