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38 Quotes from Fan Favorite ‘Stranger Things’’ Characters That Are No Longer with Us

Dayna Remus
Aug 12, 2022
04:00 P.M.
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The recent season of the 1980s-based science fiction shows"Stranger Things" has ended. True to its form, fans are once again mourning the death of yet another beloved character.

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Fan favorite "Stranger Things" began its first season with the disappearance of a young boy, Will. The search for him eventually opened the door to supernatural phenomena and underground experiments -- mysteries that continue to unfold.

In the latest season of the Netflix show, fans were introduced to the beloved "Dungeons and Dragons" fanatic slash metalhead Eddie Munson. He is all the talk of the online town, especially with the new hit song based on his line, "Chrissy, wake up!" taking over TikTok. But most of all, his heroic death struck the hearts of many viewers.

Meanwhile, one of the ongoing and main characters, Max Mayfield, remains in a coma as many keep their hopes up for her return. To fans' relief, ex-Chief of Police James "Jim" Hopper, who everyone thought was dead, was alive all along. However, his seeming death still caused much grief.

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These are only three of the many "Stranger Things" characters who have passed away or tinkered too close to the edge, but each deserves the time to have their say. Enjoy these 38 quotes from these fan-favorite characters.

Eddie Munson’s quote: “Chrissy, wake up!”  | Image: AmoDays

Eddie Munson’s quote: “Chrissy, wake up!” | Image: AmoDays

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JAMES ("JIM") HOPPER QUOTES

"Mornings are for coffee and contemplation.” — James Hopper

“Nothing is gonna go back to the way that it was. Not really. But it’ll get better in time.” — James Hopper

“Maybe you could help her [Eleven] lead, like, a normal life. One where she’s not poked and prodded and treated like some kind of lab rat, you know?” — James Hopper

“I think it must be hardwired into us to reject our fathers. So we can grow and move on. Become something of our own.” — James Hopper

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“You wanna know the worst thing that's ever happened here in the four years I've been working here? Do you wanna know the worst thing? It was when an owl attacked Eleanor Gillespie's head because it thought that her hair was a nest.” — James Hopper

James Hopper’s quote: “Mornings are for coffee and contemplation.” | Image: AmoDays

James Hopper’s quote: “Mornings are for coffee and contemplation.” | Image: AmoDays

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“Keep on growing up, kid. Don’t let me stop you. Make mistakes, learn from them, and when life hurts you – because it will – remember the hurt. The hurt is good. It means you’re out of that cave. But please, if you don’t mind, for the sake of your poor old dad, keep the door open three inches.” — James Hopper

“After school, you all go home. Immediately. That means no biking around looking for your friend, no investigating, no-nonsense. This isn’t some Lord of the Rings book.” — James Hopper

“[Talking to Joyce Byers] You were right. This whole time you were right.” — James Hopper

“[Taking to Eleven] I don’t want you to get hurt at all. And I don’t wanna lose you. Just make sure you heat up some real food. Not just Eggos.” — James Hopper

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“Maybe I’ll just kill Mike. I’m the Chief Of Police; I could cover it up.” — James Hopper

James Hopper’s quote: “Nothing is gonna go back to the way that it was. Not really. But it’ll get better in time.” | Image: AmoDays

James Hopper’s quote: “Nothing is gonna go back to the way that it was. Not really. But it’ll get better in time.” | Image: AmoDays

“Look, Dr. Brenner asked for me specifically, okay?” — James Hopper

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“C-O-M-promise. Compromise. How about that's your word for the day? Yeah? It's something that's kinda in-between. It's like halfway happy.” — James Hopper

“[Speaking to Eleven] Rule number one: always keep the curtain drawn. Rule number two: only open the door if you hear my secret knock. And rule number three: don't ever go out alone, especially not in the daylight. That's it, three rules. I call 'em the, uh, 'Don't Be Stupid Rules.' Cause we're not stupid, right?” — James Hopper

MAX MAYFIELD QUOTES

"Dear Billy, I don't even know If you can hear this. Ever since you left, everything's been a total disaster." — Max Mayfield

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"There's more to life than stupid boys, you know." — Max Mayfield

Max Mayfield’s quote: "There are some things worse than ghosts." | Image: AmoDays

Max Mayfield’s quote: "There are some things worse than ghosts." | Image: AmoDays

"To be struck twice by two different cyclones is unusual, to say the least." — Max Mayfield

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"We make our own rules." — Max Mayfield

“Preparation through education is less costly than learning through tragedy.” — Max Mayfield

"There are some things worse than ghosts.” — Max Mayfield

"Chrissy's headaches started a week ago. Fred, six days ago. I've been having them for five days." — Max Mayfield

Max Mayfield’s quote: "We make our own rules." | Image: AmoDays

Max Mayfield’s quote: "We make our own rules." | Image: AmoDays

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"I'm just going to stop assuming that I know anything." — Max Mayfield

“I didn’t realize it was such an honor trick or treating with you.” — Max Mayfield

"Hey, you giant Fruit Loop! Some of us are trying to have a life here. Go be a creepy super-villain somewhere else where we don't have to listen to your villain monologue. As a matter of fact, you sound depressingly lonely. You need a cat." — Max Mayfield

EDDIE MUNSON QUOTES

“Chrissy, wake up!” — Eddie Munson

"Chances of success are 20-1." — Eddie Munson

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Eddie Munson’s quote: “It’s forced conforming. That’s what’s killing the kids. That’s the real monster.”  | Image: AmoDays

Eddie Munson’s quote: “It’s forced conforming. That’s what’s killing the kids. That’s the real monster.” | Image: AmoDays

“I didn't run away this time, right?” — Eddie Munson

“It’s forced conforming. That’s what’s killing the kids. That’s the real monster.” — Eddie Munson

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“We’re the freaks because we like to play a fantasy game.” — Eddie Munson

“Chrissy, this is for you.” — Eddie Munson

Eddie Munson’s quote: “This year's different. This year is my year.”  | Image: AmoDays

Eddie Munson’s quote: “This year's different. This year is my year.” | Image: AmoDays

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"In other good news, flattery works with me…." — Eddie Munson

"You were wearing a Weird Al shirt, which I thought was brave." — Eddie Munson

"Um, you know, just on a daily basis." — Eddie Munson

“This year's different. This year is my year.” — Eddie Munson

"This is music!" — Eddie Munson

Eddie Munson’s quote: “We’re the freaks because we like to play a fantasy game.” | Image: AmoDays

Eddie Munson’s quote: “We’re the freaks because we like to play a fantasy game.” | Image: AmoDays

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"I say you’re asking me to follow you into Mordor. But the Shire is burning. So Mordor it is." — Eddie Munson

"I mean, look at us — we’re not heroes." — Eddie Munson

"[Eddie to Dustin Henderson while he is dying]...cause I'm actually going to graduate...I think it's my year Henderson. I think it's finally my year. I love you, man." — Eddie Munson

"He could've run. He could have saved himself, but he fought. He fought and died to protect this town. This town that... hated him. He isn't just innocent...Mr. Munson, he's a hero." Dustin Henderson to Eddie Munson's father

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Eddie Munson’s quote: “I didn't run away this time, right?” | Image: AmoDays

Eddie Munson’s quote: “I didn't run away this time, right?” | Image: AmoDays

There have been rumors that, just like Jim Hopper, Eddie Munson will, by some miracle, make his way back to everyone's screens in the next season. These whispers, however, could just be wishful thinking.

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Now, Max lies unconscious in a hospital, and a strange and supernatural force known as "Vecna" is taking over again. Let's hope that this force of evil can be beaten for good in season five so that all lives lost are not in vain.

If, as Munson did in his last moments, you need to dig deep to find more power and defeat whatever demons you may be facing, you will most likely enjoy these quotes reflecting introverts' quiet power.

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