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Chrissy, this is for you.
~ Eddie Munson's epic line just prior to spectacularly sacrificing himself for the Party.
I love you, man.
~ Eddie’s last words to Dustin before he succumbs to his wounds.
I wish everyone had gotten to know him…really know him. because they would’ve really loved him, Mr. Munson. They would’ve loved him. even in the end, he never stopped being Eddie. Despite everything. I never even saw him get mad. He could've run. He...could've saved himself. But he fought...he fought and died for this town. This town that...hated him. He isn't just innocent...Mr. Munson, he's...he's a hero.
~ Dustin Henderson tells Wayne Munson that Eddie died a hero.

Edward "Eddie" Munson, is a major character in Season 4 of the Netflix sci-fi horror series Stranger Things.

He is the leader of the Hellfire Club, the official D&D club of Hawkins High School. After witnessing the brutal murder of Chrissy Cunningham at the hands of an unknown force, Eddie went on the run as many citizens of Hawkins believed he was responsible. He would become an ally of the Party due their knowledge of the Upside Down, and assisted them in stopping Vecna from opening the gates.

He is portrayed by Joseph Quinn.

History

Early Life

Eddie was born in 1965 in Hawkins, Indiana. Though his parents and their statuses have yet to be revealed, his guardian is his paternal uncle, Wayne Munson, and they both stayed in the town's Forest Hills Trailer Park. During the 1970s, Eddie attended Hawkins Middle School alongside Chrissy Cunningham. Hawkins Middle School hosted a talent show, where both Eddie and Chrissy participated in. Eddie was impressed by Chrissy's cheerleading while Chrissy was impressed by Eddie's rock band, Corroded Coffin.

Eventually, the two drifted apart one they began attending Hawkins High School, though Eddie never held animosity towards her. While attending Hawkins High, Eddie led the school's Dungeons & Dragons club, the Hellfire Club, which was despised by the school's alumni due to the rising belief that D&D was connected to the worship of Satan. Eddie flourished with these rumors and taunted the popular kids, causing him to become rivals with Jason Carver, Chrissy's boyfriend and a member of the Hawkins High basketball team. Eddie was originally going to graduate in 1984, and again in 1985, but his rebellious streak and poor grades led him to being held back, leading him to despise the school's principal.

Stranger Things

In 1986, Dustin Henderson and Mike Wheeler sat down in the cafeteria, where Eddie and his D&D group, then Hellfire Club, were at Eddie saw great potential in the two boys and invited them to be members of his club, which they accepted. Throughout interaction, he is very standoffish and show a strong disliking for the jocks of Hawkins High and believes he is labeled under the "freaks" area of cliques and points out that even "geeks" are worse than him, and blames the world for his lack of respect for it, saying everyone is plagued by conformity. (more to come...)

Quotes

Kid worships you, dude. Like, you have no idea. It's kind of annoying to be honest. And I don't even know why I care what that little shrimp thinks. But uh... I guess I got a little jealous, Steve. I guess I couldn't accept the fact that Steeeeve Harrington was actually... a good dude. Rich parents, popular, chicks love him, not a douche? No way man. No way. That like, flies in the face of all the laws of the universe, and my own personal Munson doctrine.
~ Eddie to Steve.
I didn't run away this time, right?
~ A dying Eddie to Dustin.

Trivia

  • Eddie was supposed to graduate Hawkins High School in 1984.
  • Eddie's name, musical taste, look, and character is likely to have been inspired by Eddie Van Halen, whose fame peaked in the 80s.

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