Why did the Mind Flayer possess will?

Pockets of the silver-black mist could move independently while remaining under the control of the Mind Flayer. One of these pockets left the main body and latched itself onto Will Byers, allowing the Mind Flayer to possess him.
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Why did Will get possessed?

Owens dismissed Will's visions of a creature in the Upside Down destroying the world as trauma from his capture. However, his visions prove to be real when the creature, dubbed the Mind Flayer, possessed Will. The Mind Flayer would soon exploit its connection with Will to massacre the scientists at Hawkins Lab.
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Why does the Mind Flayer want Billy?

What are your thoughts? Billy's purpose was to help the Mind Flayer get more people “Flayed” and then help kill El but he was also the Mind Flayer's “eyes and ears”, so to say, or a spy just like Will was in season two. Billy would go out and find the group and then after sometime the mind flayer would show up.
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Was the Mind Flayer in Will?

In case you've forgotten, the Mind Flayer (previously referred to as the Shadow Monster) managed to possess Will Byers in Stranger Things Season 2. This allowed the creature to use Will like a spy.
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Did 11 create the Upside Down?

Stranger Things' Millie Bobby Brown: Eleven Didn't Create Upside Down - Variety.
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What was in Will's mouth Stranger Things?

November 1983. Joyce and Chief Hopper found Will Byers with the tendril in his mouth, extending through his trachea, and into his lungs. Hopper pulled it out of his throat before shooting and destroying it.
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Why did they eat fertilizer Stranger Things?

Becoming a Flayed caused a radical dietary change in both the “diseased” rats and in humans, as the Mind Flayer forcibly overrode normal bodily wants and dietary palates in favor of the desire to consume chemicals, most often poisonous ones.
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Why did Max move to Hawkins?

Originally from California, her parents' divorce and mother's remarriage caused Max, alongside her vindictive stepbrother, Billy Hargrove, to relocate to Hawkins, Indiana, in October of 1984.
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What happened to Mrs Driscoll Stranger Things?

On July 4th, Doris was summoned to Brimborn Steel Works by The Mind Flayer. There, she, along with all of the other Flayed, were melted into biomass and absorbed into the Spider Monster.
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Why did Will cough up a slug?

Moreover, if this really is what is going on, Will's quiet barf up of tummy slugs in the sink means he's been infecting the town's entire sewage system with baby Thessalhydras. Someone ready the fireballs and hope we roll a 13 or higher. Stranger Things Season 2 drops all nine episodes on Netflix on Friday, Oct.
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Why didn't Will get eaten by the demogorgon?

The Demogorgon Tried (& Failed) To Use Barb

Her death implies that it didn't take, so the Mind Flayer may need a younger host to control its mind or Barb may have simply died while the Demogorgon was attempting to infect her.
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Why did the demogorgon target Will?

The Demogorgon, then, goes after those living creatures that happen to be near a gate, but if it senses Eleven using a big amount of power, it doesn't really matter if she's close to the gate or not, it will go after her, and there will be casualties along the way.
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Why did the Byers move?

But finally, the Mind Flayer is defeated. The mayor is arrested, the U.S government comes to cover everything up, and we see Hopper isn't dead, but captured by the KGB. And once all is said and done, the Byers family and Eleven decide to move out of Hawkins.
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How did the Mind Flayer control the rats?

When the new Gate was opened under Starcourt Mall, the Mind Flayer was able to control its remains from the other dimension to infect rats. Those rats then melted into biomass that formed together to create a proxy body.
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Was Mrs Driscoll schizophrenic?

Doris Driscoll has serious medical issues

There is a massive backlash at the newspaper after Doris Driscoll gets strapped down in the back of the ambulance with what looks like a brownie overdose. Little did Nancy and Jonathan know, Doris is a paranoid schizophrenic.
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Why is Billy so mean to Max?

Billy also does not like when people refer to Max as his sister, which amplifies his contempt for her. It was later revealed that Billy despises Max because she and her mother Susan moved into his life after his own mother left, and are so far spared the abuse Neil put Billy's own mother through, and Billy himself.
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How did hopper get to Russia?

(This makes his location somewhat accessible by plane, even during the series' Cold War setting.) Here, outside an unspecified town, exists a prison camp from which inmates work on a Siberian railroad line. Hopper appears to have been captured in Hawkins and then rendered to Russia as a political prisoner.
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Is Billy in Stranger Things 4?

Dacre Montgomery returns to the role in episode 4 after having been killed off the show at the end of season 3. "Dacre is a good friend and someone I have been a massive fan of since the first line of his Billy self-taped audition.
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What did the Mind Flayer do to Heather's parents?

Heather's parents, concluding that this was just a dinner with Billy, get poisoned and taken to the Mind Flayer themselves. Janet wakes up next to her husband Tom in Brimborn Steel Works where the Mind Flayer has made its new home. They too get possessed by the Mind Flayer and become members of The Flayed.
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Is DART The slug Will coughed up?

The slug Will coughed up is a baby Demogorgon.

He affectionately names the slug Dart. Dart ends up molting into a Demodog and killing Dustin's cat, Mews. The relationship with Dart later comes in handy for Dustin, but try telling that to Mews.
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How do Demogorgons reproduce?

In the only cases of Demogorgon reproduction observed, the cycle began with the deposition of eggs or larvae within a host by a tentacle within the Upside Down. The slug-like larvae later were vomited up by the host, and subsequently escaped into the wild.
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Why does the demogorgon want Eleven?

The monster wants revenge after Eleven stopped its spread into our world. It was clearly displayed in season 2 that the Upside Down and its inhabitants harbor a grudge against Will for escaping in season 1.
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Why is Eleven called Jane?

While the people who know her best still call her Eleven or El in Stranger Things season 4, the bullies, the teachers, and the police all refer to Eleven as Jane instead - and the reason for this is simple. Jane is Eleven's birth name, given to her by her biological mother, Terry Ives (Aimee Mullins).
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Are EL and Will Siblings?

El and Will -Step siblings | Fandom. Obviously, H & J did not marry - but El and Will are still step siblings.
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Did El lose her powers?

However, it is important to note that she lost her powers before the gate to the Upside Down was sealed, so that is likely not the cause. Whatever the reason, we're counting on season 4 spending a solid amount of time addressing whether Eleven can get her powers back.
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