Stranger Things season 4’s complete teaser gives viewers their first look at the new villain, which appears to be “Vecna” – how deadly is she?
According to the Stranger Things season 4 trailer, a horrifying new monster, unlike anything previously seen on the show, has been introduced, and it’s likely that this is the creature referred to in episode titles as “Vecna.” With each new season of Stranger Things, the stakes have been raised, with the Hawkins children facing threats of ever-increasing magnitude. Stranger Things season 4’s teaser suggests that this pattern will continue, as well as the introduction of a terrible new creature.
Because this creature is humanoid in appearance, it could very well be the Upside-counterpart Down’s of a human, or it could simply be a person who has been trapped in this perilous world for an extended period of time and has been converted. Despite the fact that the hideous monster is enveloped in shadow and wrapped by sinewy tentacles reminiscent of the Mind-Flayer, it appears to proceed with a bleak and inexorable determination. Stranger Things’ Dungeons & Dragons motifs are reflected in the dialogue over the show’s initial appearance, which refers to the board game concept: “You have lost.”
When it comes to appearance, this creature is similar to a monster from Dungeons and Dragons literature known as Vecna – a creature who appears in the episode titles for Stranger Things season 4. It is said that Vecna was once a wizard who sought out black magic and gradually changed himself into an immortal creature known as a lich; his followers urged his rise to the status of a deity, which eventually occurred. After giving his servant Kas a sentient blade to work as his agent, Vecna was persuaded by the blade to turn on his master, which resulted in Vecna’s apparent death. He left only two magical artefacts behind, both of which were filled with potent evil magic and one of which was his hand. As a curious aside, most of the lore surrounding Vecna was established after 1986, when Stranger Things season 4 takes place, making it difficult to predict how closely the show’s portrayal of Vecna will parallel Dungeons & Dragons; however, it’s likely that he’ll be named by Hawkins and his friends based on the lore they know of in 1986.
I think the decision to include a humanoid menace in the story is brilliant. Before now, the Hawkins children had mostly dealt with animals from the Upside-Down, such as the Demogorgon; the Mind-Flayer, on the other hand, had its own intelligence, but it could only fully operate through a host, which was a human. A sentient being, on the other hand, such as Vecla, can pose a genuine and palpable threat by devising plans and schemes of his own that will require the children to adapt and innovate in order to survive. He will not act solely on instinct, which means that he is less susceptible to manipulation.
Whether or whether Stranger Things will conform to the greater Dungeons & Dragons lore surrounding Vecna by revealing that this creature is in fact a human who has been altered by exposure to the Upside-Down is an intriguing subject to ponder. Stranger Things looks to be altering the history of the Upside-Down, with a previous teaser trailer focusing on a haunted home involved with murders in the 1950s as the setting for the series. A father called Victor Creel said he was under the influence of some form of demon possession when he murdered his children; Vecna appears to be demonic in appearance, thus it’s plausible that the creature possesses mind-controlling abilities in a manner similar to that of the Mind-Flayer. It’s possible that Vecna has been attempting to reach our plane of existence for decades, and the Hawkins children could be confronting the Upside-most Down’s dangerous enemy in Stranger Things season 4.