Is There A Weird Pattern Happening On ‘Stranger Things’?


Warning! “Stranger Things” Season 3 spoilers below.

There’s a strange connection in “Stranger Things.”

Like the fan theories suggested, Season 3 of the Netflix show turned Billy Hargrove (Dacre Montgomery) into one of the main antagonists. He went around gathering residents of Hawkins, Indiana, so they could be enslaved by the Mind Flayer, turned into human goop and added into a real-world monster body.

The season culminates in a final battle in which Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) is able to remind Billy of childhood memories of his mom, leading him to break out of the Flayer’s control and ultimately sacrifice himself to save the others.

And that got people thinking about a very specific death pattern: In Season 3, it’s Billy; in Season 2, it’s Bob; and in Season 1, it’s Barb and Benny (the case is still out on Brenner). Are the creators of the show, the Duffer brothers, secretly killing off characters with B names?

If a show has an odd pattern, chances are fans will notice. Just look at “The Walking Dead,” which seems to constantly kill off doctors whenever more than one shows up. (The two tips for surviving a zombie apocalypse: Don’t get bitten and hide your medical degree, stat.)

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