It was Dungeons & Dragons a Weird things A staple from season one, and as the gang enter high school, they find they’re not alone in their love for it – welcome to Hellfire Club.
However, if you recognize the name”Hellfire ClubMight be a dead giveaway, you’re a secret 80s fan X-Men.
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Stranger Things Hellfire Club
Such as Weird things Dropped today, May 27, fans got to see the gang embrace the Dungeon & Dragons skill even more as they join the Hawkins High School Hellfire Club – where they all come together to play D&D.
Although the gang didn’t want to replace Will at their D&D party when he lost in Season 1, they seem fine with moving forward without him after he moved to California.
Mike, Dustin and Lucas join the club after being taken in by newcomer Eddie – a heavy metal-loving freak who runs a D&D party.
In the first episode, when Lucas couldn’t help them finish their campaign, they recruited his younger sister, who helped Dustin in season three.
But where did they get the name “Hellfire Club”? Is it a demonic link as basketball players suppose or could it be something until weird?
Hellfire X-Men Club
Hardcore Marvel fans X-Men The comic books will already have made the connection. For those who haven’t, in 1980 Marvel introduced a mutant group against superheroes called Hellfire Club.
The X-Men Hellfire Club consisted of several elite mutants, some with chess-themed codenames such as White Queen and Black Bishop. The gang has a long line of their own comics but fans have seen them referenced in X-Men movies too.
In X-Men: First Class, the leader of Hellfire Club, Sebastian Shaw, was the super villain (portrayed by Kevin Bacon) that Professor X and Magneto faced. The White Queen, aka Emma Frost, played by Jan Jones, also appeared.
It’s quite possible that kids who love D&D are also comic book fans and could name their group after the mutant elite group. Then again, they can actually be date buffs.
Hellfire Club Sir Francis Dashwood
Marvel may have made Hellfire Club their own but the concept dates back to the 18th century. Hellfire Club was the name of several of the exclusive clubs in Britain with which high society came together.
It was founded in 1718 by Philip, Duke of Wharton and a handful of high society friends, but was called the “Hellfire Club” by Sir Francis Dashwood several years later.
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