If you are not binging on Stranger Things 4 Volume 1, then you are pretty much living under a rock, we would say. Since its release on May 27, 2022, the show has been the rage of the town all over the world and fans cannot have enough of the upside-down adventure at Hawkins. With new characters, some shocking revelations and one badass villain, the fourth season of the show is blossoming big in the fans’ hearts who have been waiting for this instalment to premiere for so long.
Produced by the famous Duffer Brothers, who are also the creators of the show, along with Shawn Levy, Dan Cohen, and Iain Paterson, Stranger Things 4 has actors Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Sadie Sink, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Joe Keery, Maya Hawke, Priah Ferguson and Cara Buono and Brett Gelman continuing to feature as series regular. But, the question on everyone’s minds is not exactly about our known characters but the new villain in Hawkins- Vecna.
Stranger Things 4: Who is Vecna?
As we all know that Stranger Things is obsessed with naming its villain after the characters from Dungeons & Dragons. Vecna happens to be one of the greatest villains of D&D. In Stranger Things 4, the name is given to the new villain in town- a creature from the upside-down as well as Eleven’s past. The big revelation of the origins of this villain comes during episode seven when Nancy is stuck in the upside down and Vecna recounts his story to her. The actor who plays the ‘human-part’ of Vecna is Jamie Campbell Bower.
Vecna is actually One, who happens to be Victor Creel’s son. We discover that when Eleven was during Dr. Brenner’s care in her initial days, she was befriended by a seemingly nice guard, who later turned out to be One, the first of the super-powered children like Eleven herself to be taken in. In fact, it was One’s power that was replicated in the next set of children brought in by Brenner. We see One to be destructive and was the one to initiate the Hawkins Lab Massacre. This is when Eleven summoned all her power to stop him and open a gate to the upside down and send him there. Later on, he is the one who became Vecna.
But, how did One end up with Dr. Brenner you ask?
Well, One is actually Victor Creel’s son, who has always been the anormaly in life. He was the one who killed his mother and sister and, pinned it all on his father. His superpowers to control things with his mind let him commit some harsh and heinous crimes. His mother always knew something was off with her boy and had decided to put him under Dr. Brenner’s care before her death. So, after the death of Victor Creel’s wife and daughter, the son was taken in by Dr. Brenner and named One.