IN SEASON 4 OF STRANGER THINGS, LEARN WHY ELEVEN LOST HER POWERS!
Stranger Things is now on Netflix! Continue reading to find out why Eleven doesn’t have her powers! The plot shifted away from Hawkins this time. Multiple storylines are now running concurrently in Hawkins, Kamchatka, and Lenora Hills. Read on for an explanation of the ending of Part 1 of Season 4.
Joyce Byers relocated her family (including Eleven, who now goes by the name Jane Hopper at school) to California after Jim Hopper’s alleged death in Season 3 of Stranger Things. Despite the move and the eight-month hiatus spent saving the world, Eleven has yet to regain her powers. Read on to find out when Part 2 will be available.
Given how much time has passed since Season 3, viewers may have forgotten what happened to Eleven’s powers in the first place, or what happened to them specifically. Everything is revealed!
WHY DOES ELEVEN LOSE HIS POWERS IN STRANGER THINGS SEASON 4?
During her confrontation with the Mind Flayer and Billy Hargrove in Season 3, Eleven lost her powers. The Mind Flayer is the Overlord of the Upside Down and the series’ main antagonist. Despite his significant increase in power, the Mind Flayer is defeated by Eleven and his friends.
Eleven severs its head, buying herself and her friends valuable time while the creature heals itself. Eleven is bitten by one of the entity’s tentacles during this encounter.
Eleven’s powers are lost even though the piece that dug into her flesh is successfully removed. Eleven tells her in Season 4 that her powers are still within her. She just needs to figure out how to get to it.
HOW DOES ELEVEN REGAIN HER POWERS?
Dr. Owens told Eleven that he’s been working on a way to not only restore Eleven’s powers but also strengthen them.
Project Nina, developed in collaboration with Dr. Brenner, is an operation in which Eleven relives her memories, allowing her to rediscover her powers in the same way while remembering things she had forgotten.
Dr. Brenner’s theory, which equates Eleven’s loss of powers to a stroke, states that having her relearn her powers from the moments that helped shape her will make her stronger than before.
She couldn’t remember ever fighting the One, so remembering that experience allowed her to (seemingly) fully regain her powers at the end of Episode 7, though the reality of this remains to be seen.
In this universe, Eleven’s actions are as close to time travel as Stranger Things will likely ever get.