Eleven lost her powers in Stranger Things 3, but how did that happen?
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One theory is overexertion because she used her powers frequently in the last few episodes.
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She likened her body to a battery that needs to recharge.
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Some suspect the piece of Mind Flayer that got stuck in El's leg sapped her powers.
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The power loss is connected to El's arc as she becomes her own person and finds a new strength.
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She's starting to live life as a "normal" teenager and discovering herself.
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This also helped Stranger Things 3 differentiate from the other seasons since El couldn't save the day at the end.
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It also preserves the mystery of Hopper's apparent death.
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