Is Billy Racist | Stranger Things
Several readers have asked me if Billy is racist. The answer is a resounding ‘NO.’ Nevertheless, a few aspects of the show have me concerned. I think a good example is a homophobic slur that Billy’s father uses in episode 8 of The Mind Flayer.
Billy’s father’s Homophobic slur in episode 8 of “The Mind Flayer”
During Stranger Things Season 2, episode 8, “The Mind Flayer,” it’s revealed that Billy’s father has used a homophobic slur. This does not, however, excuse Billy’s amoral behavior.
During the episode, we learn that Billy’s father was abusive during his Vietnam deployment. He has also been physically abusive. His abusive behavior forced Billy to become toxic masculine. He is also a manipulative character.
It’s also revealed in the episode that Billy’s father’s slur is only one of the many things that have led to Billy’s lousy personality. Other things include his ability to make plans, his reckless behavior, and the use of homophobic slurs.
While Billy is a jerk, another side to him is just as enjoyable. Unfortunately, Billy’s father has also been known to call Max a f*ggot, and Billy’s character is about to get much worse.
While Billy’s father’s slur might be the best thing to happen to Billy in “The Mind Flayer,” the other things are not all that great. The most important thing is that Billy’s father has been physically abusive. This is not the first time his father has used a homophobic remark, and it won’t be the last.
While Billy’s father’s words might be a warning sign, his behavior is not. He has been physically abusing Billy since his divorce from his mother. He’s been known to hit and kick his wife, and he’s even been known to punch his son in the face.
Billy’s father’s homophobic slur in “The Mind Flayer” won’t be the last time his character uses a slur. There are several f-words in the show’s first two seasons, including the one used in the episode.
In the episode, Billy is forced to confront some of the wrongdoers in his life, including his father. He’s also forced to confront his past. During his time in the Upside Down, he slowly discovers a carryover from his mind-flayer possession.
Billy’s Aggression towards Lucas in “Will the Wise”
During the fourth season of “Stranger Things,” Billy is shown to be aggressive toward Lucas. He has a lot of hatred for Lucas. Billy also displays a lot of misogynist behavior. He also seems to be a bully, and his aggressiveness toward Max is evident.
Billy is the son of an abusive father. It is believed that the abuse Billy had to endure from his father shaped his behavior. In addition, Billy’s father abused Billy’s mother, and, likely, the abuse that Billy had to endure from both of them significantly impacted his behavior.
In “Will the Wise,” Billy is shown to be very aggressive towards Lucas. He tries to convince Max that Lucas is not her friend. He also attempts to make Max think that Lucas is not her family. He calls women b**ches and cows and threatens Lucas if he gets near Max. He also tells Max that if Max is not in her house, she will have to walk home.
Billy’s hatred towards Lucas was not only racial. He believed that Lucas was “one of those people” who badly influenced him. Billy was also connected to the hive mind, and he was able to communicate with other Flayed. He also possessed inhuman abilities when he became a Mind Flayer Flayed.
During the second season of “Stranger Things,” Billy acted aggressively toward Lucas. He threatened to run over Dustin Henderson, and he even threatened to run over Lucas. Billy also threatened to run over Mike Wheeler.
When he was younger, Billy had a lot of trouble controlling his aggression. He was bullied before his mother and stepmother left his life. He began a rivalry with Steve Harrington. He also had a rocky relationship with his stepfather.
Billy’s anger towards Lucas was not racially motivated, but his father’s abuse probably shaped him. It is possible that Billy’s hatred of Lucas was a reaction to the fact that Lucas was black. Billy also hates Lucas because of his stepsister, Max.
Billy’s Aggression towards Erica in “Will the Wise”
Considering the title of the episode, “Will the Wise,” is a bit ambiguous, what exactly is it about the episode with people talking? Well, in the first place, there is a lot of violence involved, which the show is well-known for. In the second place, there are plenty of references to “Nightmare on Elm Street,” with Robert Englund as Victor Creel. And in third place, the show is also a bit meta, with the casting of the original Freddy Krueger actor as a character.
The “Will the Wise” story is also about the ‘Wild One’ who is a “lost sister” of Eleven. This character escaped the Hawkins National Lab massacre in season two and is now a trailer park resident with Max’s mother. The story also involves a Russian machine that opens a portal to the Upside Down.
The “Will the Wise” episode also features a lot of other exciting bits. For instance, Steve and Robin sign on for a secret mission, and Dustin attempts to intercept a Russian transmission. In addition, El has to deal with a lot of bullying at school. And there is the matter of Vecna, the Upside Down’s puppeteer.
The “Will the Wise” show also has much to say about the Mind Flayer, another name for Vecna. It can infiltrate the minds of its victims. It even uses sensory deprivation to fight back. El and Eleven use this gimmick to fight off Vecna.
It is also good to note that the “Will the Wise” episode is only the second episode that features Erica as a recurring character. The first was season two when she was introduced as the youngest saver of the Hawkins lab. In the third season, she is promoted to series regular.
The “Will the Wise” ode is a reoccurring scene in season four. And in fact, it’s the show’s most revealing moment. When the Mind Flayer tries to kill Eleven, Billy sacrifices himself to save her.
Vecna’s “Earthquake” is a cop-out.
During season four of Stranger Things, the mysterious dark wizard Vecna appears. He has a Dungeons & Dragons-inspired name and is a killer with a dark wizard’s ability to open gates into the Upside Down. Vecna is a murderous creature that has complicated the history between Hawkins and Upside Down.
Vecna was a boy who was experimented on at the Hawkins National Laboratory. He was also part of a project known as Project MKUltra, which tested psychic kids. Vecna’s mind was manipulated, and he was able to enter the mind of Eleven. He is a powerful predator who preys on traumatized individuals. Vecna also has the ability to open a gate into the Upside Down with each murder.
Eleven realizes that Vecna is the mastermind behind the Upside Down’s attacks on Hawkins. He is able to enter Max’s mind and find out that Eleven was born with telekinesis. He also is able to enter Eleven’s mother, Terry’s mind. Finally, the two of them can enter the Upside Down to re-enter the real world.
Eleven finds out that Vecna was originally Henry Creel. His father, Victor Creel, was a super-powered criminal who was sent to jail for murdering an innocent family. He had to re-examine his past and discover that he had mistakenly bombed a family in World War II. He was then sent to a psychiatric hospital. He also discovered that he had a misanthropic view of humanity. He learned that he had been incarcerated at Pennhurst Asylum and was responsible for his family’s deaths.
Vecna’s “earthquake” is a cop-out. His plan didn’t work, but his resurrection was set in motion after Max’s death. This was the end of Vecna’s existence in the real world.
The Upside Down is also a gateway into the Dark Dimension. It is also a place of great power. It was a place where Vecna learned how to telepathically implode skulls, break bones, and inflict nightmarish visions on his victims. In addition, Vecna was able to pierce the minds of future Hawkins with his music and spells.
Why is Billy rude in Stranger Things?
His father’s abuse is distressing, and it is most likely the source of his violent behavior, as he abused both him and his mother. Neil was free to abuse Billy even more after Billy’s mother left, giving him a violent, abusive personality.
Did Billy abuse Max?
Billy was consistently abusive to Max and her friends in the episodes leading up to his death. Max claims she “wanted him out of her life,” and she has every right to do so based on his actions. However, Billy’s brutal nature is revealed in his first appearance.
How old is Billy in Stranger Things?
Billy is 18 years old in Stranger Things Season 3.
Is Billy a good guy?
He died a hero after freeing himself from the Mind Flayer. So, to summarize, Billy began as a villain in season 2, became an anti-villain at the start of season 3, and then became a hero for the remainder of the season.