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This article contains spoilers for the third season of Stranger Things .
The third season of Stranger Things was probably the best so far, also thanks to a wealth of new talent that diversified the cast and gave the show new momentum, especially in the form of Maya Hawke's Robin , Robin was first introduced as a movie and potential love interest for Steve. Later in the season he appeared as a lesbian and became the first canonically strange character of . But the show was still deliberately vague, it represents in particular a figure: Will Byers.
There was evidence from the beginning that Will could be gay. After he disappears, Will's mother Joyce remembers how his sensitivity made other kids throw him gay ribbons. When asked if he is gay she merely answered: "He is missing is what he is! "
Given that Will's main stories first focused on his disappearance and then on his possession by the Mind Flayer revealed the lack of a love interest in meaning. But when Mike, Lucas, and Dustin took cautious steps into the world of dating with Eleven, Max, and Suzie in season three, Will's status as the odd became more and more pronounced. And a tense scene between Will and Mike this season seemed to confirm this: after Will was frustrated that Mike and Lucas were too busy with their girlfriends to play D & D, Mike replied, "It's not my fault, that you do not like girls. " 19659006] Mike's commentary on Will, who does not like girls, coupled with Will's claim to Joyce that he does not "fall in love" with peers, does not necessarily mean he's gay. Character traits such as introvert, artistic and empathic used to all act as coded abbreviations of strangeness in fiction, but Will has never voiced a romantic interest in anyone . The figure could easily be read as asexual or aromatic.
Noah Schnapp, who plays Will, recently said The Wrap that he considers the sexuality of his character to be "in need of interpretation" and that Will's behavior may have more to do with the trauma he has been through than with everything else. "As all characters evolved and grew up, Will was upside down, alone there, without interacting or connecting with his friends or the rest of the world," he said. "And when he came back, he expected everything to turn back to what it was before, the way it was when he was normal and when he was a kid and he wanted to go back to the basement to play D & D."
"All his friends have girlfriends and they are out, and he just wants to have fun with his friends." You see in episode three, he just wants to play D & D in the basement, and now all his friends have girlfriends and they and when you hear Mike say that line, it is really up to the audience to interpret it, I just interpret it as if he was not ready to grow up, and he does not really want to go on Playing the basement, as he did in the old days. "