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a new season of Strange things it means new additions to the cast, main and supporting, all of them with the potential to forge their own fan club among the fandom. As far as season four was concerned, it became clear very quickly that Eddie Munson was the undisputed king of newcomers; The beloved mophead quickly became a fan favorite thanks to his easy-going charisma, charming chemistry with other cast members, and one of the noblest intentions throughout the series.
Some might have you believe that Eddie couldn’t possibly do anything wrong, but one fan, in particular, wouldn’t have you believe such a thing. In fact, one brave soul took to r/StrangerThings, right into the belly of Eddie Munson’s stan beast, and dared point out a misdeed by Eddie that occurred almost immediately when he was introduced to us.
The action in question involved Eddie’s seemingly spontaneous, highly vocal verbal attacks on other cliques within the school, specifically jocks.
And while the point of the poster was not made with much agreement, the civility of the many rebuttals was particularly refreshing.
One of the few who agreed with him offered a nuanced version of the purpose of the scene; Eddie probably wasn’t meant to be here.
However, some other users pointed out that while it seemed spontaneous, we the public never saw the history of abuse that Eddie likely endured during his high school years. So maybe what we saw was Eddie fighting back.
Another respondent also compared it to high school social life in the 1980s, suggesting that Eddie’s theatrics were probably no less “wrong” than most of what happened when it came to social tensions.
Whichever side of the fence you find yourself on, it’s hard to deny Eddie Munson’s impact on the larger arena. Strange things canon and fan base. There’s no telling who might be introduced in season five, but it’s hard to imagine they’ll reach the heights that Eddie did.