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"Stranger Things" Fan Theory

Will is actually suffering from cancer?!?!

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Warning: Spoilers!!

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People all around the world are still obsessed with Stranger Things. And for clear reasons...it's amazing. There are always fan theories when it comes to shows, and in this fan theory, it is said that Will being in the "upside down" is basically a metaphor for him suffering from cancer.

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The lights are the monitors and machines that Will is connected to in the hospital. So Joyce is basically watching the lights for proof that her son is still alive and fighting.

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The other kids all serve as treatments or cures. for Will. While the boys are the treatments for the cancer that don't work, Eleven is the cure for Will (although he isn't completely cured since he spits out that slug thing in the end). Eleven shows up when will goes into a coma, and then ultimately kills the Demagorgon/cancer when she sacrifices herself like a total badass.

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You can read more in the theory posted by Lauro Kociuba on Medium. It goes into great detail about other reasons as to why this is all just an allegory for cancer. Other theories relate the cancer back to Hopper's daughter's death and question if his daughter is actually Eleven. Even in David Harbour's AMA he hinted that there was more to the way his daughter died and the strange deal he made at the lab.

  1. So, could this cancer theory be true?

    Yeah, seems pretty legit.
    No, it's a show. Calm down.
    I literally don't care.

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So, could this cancer theory be true?
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    Yeah, seems pretty legit.
  2.  
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    No, it's a show. Calm down.
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    vote votes
    I literally don't care.
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