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Joseph Quinn Gets Emotional After Fan Reveals How Much Everyone Loves His Stranger Things Character

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By now we’ve all seen Stranger Things season 4, and I think we can all agree that it’s been the best.

Eddie Munson is without a doubt a fan favorite and Joseph Quinn, who plays the lovable metalhead, seems pretty overwhelmed by the fan support he’s received recently.

Be warned, spoilers ahead.

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Quinn made an appearance at Showmasters Comic-Con in the UK over the weekend, and it was an emotional experience for the actor.

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He could be seen tearing up after one fan shared their love for him and his character.

Keep scrolling for the adorable story…

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Now, all things Stranger Things have been making headlines lately…

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The 4th season has had everyone shook and the internet has become obsessed with each and every one of the cast members individually.

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The newest season of the hit show has been exciting — to say the least.

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In fact, even the show’s producer, Shawn Levy, announced that the new season was set to impress.

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The team was even more “ambitious” with the script this time around…

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“The Duffers and I want to share season 4 with the world as badly as the world wants it,” Levy told The Hollywood Reporter last year.

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“Season 4 was built to be by far the most ambitious, cinematic, sprawling, and epic season that we’ve ever done.

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“By not just a little — by a lot. So the complexity of Season 4, even before we had the obstacles, hurdles, and challenges of a pandemic, is taking a lot of time because it is super worth the wait.”

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And worth the wait it was.

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According to a leading tabloid, the final 2 episodes of the volume “feel more like a movie.”

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But let’s take a deep dive into the cast, and how they’ve evolved from the start of the 1st season, which premiered back in 2016. 

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When the stars started out in the show, they were all just entering their teens, matching up pretty well with their characters’ ages. But now, they’re aged 17-20, while still playing fourteen-year-olds.

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One Twitter user wrote: “Stranger Things is officially at the point where I cannot tell any of the kid characters’ ages. They all look 16 and/or 26, depending on the shot.”

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Another wrote: “These kids in Stranger Things so old they got crows feet now.”

“Yo the Stranger Things kids be looking old lmao,” a third echoed.

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Let’s start with Millie Bobby Brown.

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Millie Bobby Brown plays Eleven. She was only twelve years old when the show started.

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And here she is now!

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She’s now eighteen years old, playing fourteen-year-old Eleven.

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Noah Schnapp was just eleven when the show started.

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Adorable!

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Now, the actor, who plays Will Byers in the show, is seventeen years old.

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And he’s looking every bit the high-fashion model.

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Finn Wolfhard was thirteen years old when the show began.

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This little cutie plays Mike Wheeler in the show.

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Now, Finn is nineteen years old.

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His character, however, is just fifteen years old.

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14-year-old Caleb McLaughlin joined the cast of Stranger Things back in 2016.

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That smile is to die for!

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Now, Caleb is 20 years old.

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He plays fourteen-year-old Lucas Sinclair in the show.

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Sadie Sink joined the show in season 2.

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She was fifteen years old at the time.

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She’s now an absolutely stunning 20-year-old woman.

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Sadie plays sixteen-year-old Max Mayfield in season 4 of the show.

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And, finally, we have Gaten Matarazzo.

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He was just thirteen when the show kicked off in 2016.

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Now, the star is nineteen years old.

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He plays everyone’s favorite, Dustin Henderson in the show.

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As for the older members of the group…

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As for the older members of the group, Natalia Dyer is twenty-five, but Nancy Wheeler is eighteen.

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Jonathan Byers, played by Charlie Heaton is roughly the same age as Nancy…

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Despite being twenty-eight in real life.

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Joe Keery turned thirty in April…

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But Steve Harrington is just nineteen.

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Speaking about the characters’ age differences, the cast gave an interview with Today, Matarazzo (Dustin) said: “It’s something we’re always thinking about, but it’s something we work with pretty well I think.

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“The characters are at transitional periods in their lives… it’s crazy to see what all of us looked like when we first started.”

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Schnapp (Will Byers) added: “I remember in season two they told me you need to lower the pitch of your voice, you have to speak at a different level and stand shorter, I was like, ‘I can’t do that, I’m not like that anymore.'”

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The second volume came out on July 1.

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One character that has undoubtedly stolen the spotlight this season is Eddie Munson, played by Joseph Quinn…

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Joseph is thirty, playing a twenty-year-old.

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From the moment Eddie hopped up on the table in the Hawkins High cafeteria, we couldn’t help but love his devilish charm.

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And it didn’t take long for the Duffer Brothers to break down his ‘mean and scary’ exterior into something way more endearing, which we get a glimpse of in his first scene with Chrissy in the woods.

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Sadly, his character just couldn’t catch a break, and one of the main storylines of the fourth season surrounds Eddie trying to run from the cops after he was accused of killing the cheerleader, who as we know, got Vecna-d.

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It is down to the kids to defeat Vecna while also trying to get justice for their friend before he takes over Hawkins.

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For those who haven’t seen the show, his character, Eddie, is a nerdy metalhead that’s been kept back multiple times, failing to successfully graduate high school.

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Throughout the show we see him develop from a D&D playing outcast or “freak,” as some call him, to one of the heroes of the series.

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And one thing fans, understandably, can’t stop talking about is Eddie’s scene playing ‘Master of Puppets’ by Metallica.

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In the finale, Eddie Munson whips out his beloved guitar and shreds the track in an attempt to distract the demobats so the gang can defeat Vecna.

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It was an integral part of Eddie’s growth as a character, who played the iconic tune in tribute to Chrissy who succumbed to Vecna’s clutches.

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However, after his gallant performance, and just seconds before running to safety along with Dustin, he decides not to run anymore, but fight off the demobats instead.

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Tragically, after helping buy the other Hawkins kids some more time, the bats proved too much for Eddie, who succumbed to his wounds.

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And fans just can’t get over the death of such a beloved character of the show, claiming he was “unfairly killed.”

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So much so that fans have created a petition on Change.org, pleading with the Duffer brothers to bring him back.

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The petition reads: “This is a petition I have started to bring back fan-favorite Eddie Munson. The Duffer Brothers have unfairly killed him off and many other fans and I think he deserves to be brought back and not just as a flashback, please sign this petition to spread awareness.”

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Since it went live, tens of thousands of fans have signed, with many commenting why they want him to return.

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One fan wrote: “EDDIE DESERVES TO GRADUATE.”

While another echoed: “Bring him BACK!!!!! I don’t care how!!! It doesn’t even have to make sense!!! Just bring him back !!!! He can’t be dead !!!! He deserved BETTER!!! WE DESERVE BETTER!!!”

You can sign the petition here.

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And it seems the love for Quinn’s character has only intensified, as thousands came to see him at London’s Showmasters Comic-Con over the weekend.

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It has been labeled as an extremely hectic event, and many have called out the venue and staff for treating both fans and Joseph Quinn very poorly, with claims that security even scolded him for spending too much time with his fans during the photo ops!

Disgusting.

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Because of this, during a Q&A with the actor, one fan shared how thankful she was that he came to the event, and made sure he knew how loved he was after he had such a stressful time.

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He was clearly overcome with emotions as she spoke and ended up breaking down on stage.

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The woman mentioned that she had “traveled far” to see him, like many others in the room, and thanked him for being so “nice” to her and her guide dog.

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She briefly addressed the rumors that he was treated badly and told him that the fandom is really “grateful that [he’s] sharing [his] time” with them.

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After finishing what she had to say, the whole room burst out in applause.

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Thousands have commented on the clip, one fan wrote: “Bless his soul. I absolutely love Joseph and it’s so unfair and disgusting how they’ve treated him. Eddie was definitely my favorite Stranger Things character and I hope to see Joe acting in other projects as well.”

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Another added: “The way she phrased that was just perfect it clearly meant a lot to him.”

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You can watch the emotional clip here.

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