As a New Trailer for 'Stranger Things' Suggests, Max Might Develop Powers in Season 4

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Apr. 13 2022, Published 9:43 a.m. ET

The creators of Stranger Things dropped a mind-blowing trailer teasing new villains for Season 4 on Tuesday, April 12, 2022.

The opening scene captures a pensive monologue delivered by a person or entity blessed with a throaty, positively spine-chilling voice. "You have broken everything," it declares as the camera pans across a dismal underground location.

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An ominous grandfather clock emerges before we cut to Max Mayfield (Sadie Sink) mid-cemetery-visit. Does Max have powers now? Here's what to know.

Max in the new 'Stranger Things' trailer
Source: Netflix
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Does Max have powers in 'Stranger Things' Season 4?

Featuring a remastered version of "Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)," the electrifying tune by Journey, the new trailer for Season 4 of Stranger Things teases complex plotlines more or less simultaneously unfolding in a grimmer than grim Russian prison, sunny California, and of course, in Hawkins, Ind. The trailer shows Billy Hargrove's (Dacre Montgomery) tombstone, a harrowing interrogation, a helicopter chase, and other occurrences.

Plus, Max seems to have powers now.

In the new trailer, the outspoken red-head can be seen floating in the air — with the loyal crew, including Steve Harrington (Joe Keery), Dustin Henderson (Gaten Matarazzo), and Lucas Sinclair (Caleb McLaughlin), looking on in sheer disbelief.

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"Max levitating will haunt my waking days (until the release date)," tweeted @closedbye.

"[Not] being funny, right, but if Max or Steve die in Season 4 of Stranger Things, you can catch me sleeping in the road, xoxo," tweeted @perimowaves.

"Stranger Things, you better get away from Max," tweeted @zoyalaisgf.

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Unlike Max, Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) definitely does not have powers in the trailer for Season 4 of 'Stranger Things.'

As loyal viewers of Stranger Things recall, Eleven lost her powers during the battle at the Starcourt Mall captured in the Season 3 finale. Eleven burns up the last of her energy to get the Mind Flayer out of her leg.

Season 4 is bound to mark an interesting turn of events. In the trailer, Eleven wears a white vest. Her head is shaved. Behind her are three soldiers. At 2:40, the soldiers are blasted upward. Sparks are flying. What looks like the inside of an airplane is on the cusp of exploding.

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There's bound to be a smorgasbord of new villains in Season 4 of 'Stranger Things.'

A new villain emerges at the tail end of the newly released trailer. With its bare skull, indented skin, and spider-like legs, the new baddie is super creepy.

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Judging by the title of Season 4, Episode 2, "Vecna's Curse," the antagonist might turn out to be a Stranger Things-ified version of the Dungeons and Dragons character Vecna, who boasts an uncannily similar appearance to the chilling being in the trailer.

But don't worry. It gets worse. A gray sweater-clad man who had his eyes gauged out appears at the 2:44 mark of the trailer. This is Victor Creel (Robert Englund). A new character, Victor Creel is described as a murderer who now delights the patients of the Pennhurst Mental Hospital with his undoubtedly petrifying presence.

Season 4, Part 1 of Stranger Things arrives on Netflix on Friday, May 27, 2022.

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