Vecna? ‘Stranger Things’ Season 4’s new villain blows its multiverse wide open

There’s a new villain in the Upside Down. The latest trailer for Stranger Things Season 4 recently confirmed as much, offering fans their first look at a monstrous, humanoid figure the likes of which they’ve never seen in the Netflix series. The mysterious creature tells the show’s heroes that they’ve “broken everything” before promising that their “suffering is almost at an end.”

As of now little is known about the villain, including exactly what his relationship is to the Upside Down, the realm’s Demogorgons, and the citizens of Hawkins. That said, it looks like the character was inspired, like so many of Stranger Things ’ antagonists, by one iconic Dungeons & Dragons villain.