Netflix 'Stranger Things' Season 5: Will Max acquire superpowers in final installment?

It makes sense that the writers give Eleven a partner to even the odds as she takes on Vecna and the Mindflayer in Season 5


                            Netflix 'Stranger Things' Season 5: Will Max acquire superpowers in final installment?
Sadie Sink as Max and Caleb McLaughlin as Lucas in 'Stranger Things' Season 4 (Netflix)
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Just when it looked like Sadie Sink's Max Mayfield was a goner in the finale of 'Stranger Things' Season 4 Volume 2, she pulls through in the most unexpected of ways before ending up in a coma. Midway into the episode, 'The Piggyback', Vecna finally manages to get hold of Max despite Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) posing a formidable challenge.

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It all appears to end badly for the teen as she finally gives in to Vecna's abilities with the wizard controlling her. Max loses sight, and her bones crack, but Eleven manages to push Vecna away. However, the damage appears to have been done with Max losing sight and dying in Lucas' arms (Caleb McLaughlin). Eleven manages to give her a spark that jolts her back to life but puts her in a coma. One of the running theories is that Max will bounce back in Season 5 with superpowers helping the Hawkins heroes combat the looming Vecna and Mindflayer threat.

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Will Max acquire superpowers in 'Stranger Things' Season 5?

It shouldn't come as a surprise if she does get a few abilities midway into 'Stranger Things' Season 5. With a blank mind, as she lies in a coma in the final minutes of Season 4, there's every possibility that she might be recovering from the beating she took at Vecna's hands, and also perhaps being buried deeper into her subconscious memories. Surprising that no one tried snapping her awake by playing Kate Bush's 'Running Up That Hill'. 

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Adding to this is the connection she shares with Eleven even before the events of Season 4. The duo had a lot of happy memories in Season 3 and with Eleven also giving her a spark to revive her, there's a possibility she may have unknowingly transferred some of her powers to the comatose teen. If so, this would give the heroes a side to fending off the double threats they face in the final installment The ultimate revenge will be Max killing Vecna, while Eleven takes on the Mindflayer. Nothing like getting the evil wizard to levitate and kill him just the way he snuffed out some of his victims.

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It makes sense that the writers give Eleven a partner with abilities rather than have the rest of the teens come up with innovative and daring ideas to slay evil in Hawkins. With the Upside Down merging, she might need all the help she can get, and Max getting some powers of her own will even the fight.

'Stranger Things' Season 4 is streaming on Netflix.

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