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Eleven in the Upside Down

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Concept piece for a Stranger Things discussion. SPOILERS so don't read ahead if ya haven't seen;)

Ok, just saw the whole series again, got better the second time for me. Truly obsessed. But man, so many questions!

Todays topic: Where ( and WHO) is Eleven???? Is she roaming both worlds now, coming out to get her Eggos when she's hungry? Did she truly annihilate the Demogorgon? Is Hopper her real father??( this one is a popular fan theory, but I don't buy it!) Is she coming back in a different form next season??

I'd love to hear what you guys think!!
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I love this comment! At first I thought it was Russian, but then looked closer and had to turn my laptop upside down:D
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She was revealed to be Jane Ives, daughter of Terry Ives who was a test subject in the MK Ultra program. They lied to her and said it was a miscarriage then didn't record the birth so there's no records of Jane/Eleven. I don't think Hopper is really her father - he just feels guilty over selling her out when she ended up saving them all. It seems more likely her real father would be "Mr. Ives," (as in whomever was married to Terry Ives) or possibly Dr. Bremer as part of his science experiment. She was test subject #11. They had taken other children the same way they took her; she was just the one to do the best at developing psychic abilities as far as we know. Her mother, Terry, possibly developed a limited psychic connection as she is certain Jane/Eleven is alive despite being told otherwise.

It looked like she and the monster (which I'm pretty sure is dead as she crushed it, but who's to say it's the only one...) both teleported - like they were pulled back to the Upside Down while Will was pulled back to the "Rightside Up" as that's where each naturally belongs. My guess would be in Will's case he was over so long that part of him is connected or pulled to there. In El's case I would guess she went with the monster to make sure it's dead and won't just revive and come back, and/or since she opened the doorway she had to close it by going to the Upside Down (like she did the first time when she opened it) and didn't have enough strength to get back permanently. With how much using her powers costs her, it's possible they'll eventually kill her if she keeps it up.

I'm guessing Eleven can come back temporarily like the monster could just not all the way as she's likely too weak or doesn't want to open the doorway and risk a second invasion, or astral project like she did to get into the Upside Down. There could also be a parallel/alternate worlds thing going on with the Upside Down being one of many and El ending up in one of those. The dark place with the water could be a sort of gateway area and she and the monster could simply go into each other's plane of existence as they were mirrors of each other and so more strongly connected. Hopper could be leaving the Eggos so Eleven will know when she's found the right place. Just a thought. Since it's the same cast, so I doubt she'll be a different form - maybe different look. Season 2 would take place a year after Season 1 so there's a lot that could happen!
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This is a piece for Stranger Things? Now I HAVE to watch it. (Don't worry, I didn't read past the spoiler warning.)
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Don't forget, the writers are calling next season "the sequel". They will be addressing another plot-line all together. 011 may show up as her friends, the D&D Kids, will be around, just "over there". Who know? Only Time will tell.
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Great work, great show
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One theory was that since she appeared to be annihilated/disintegrated along with the demigorgon is that El and the monster are coexistent and that one cannot exist without the other...almost that the monster was a part of her :-0.  Hopper leaving her the Eggos made me question that, but then Will coughing up the worm thing makes me think both her and the demigorgon will go on existing or return in some way...great artwork btw
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Nice concept.

It's a great show, I currently think it's the best Netflix series yet.
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