Stranger Thing's Vecna was meant to be even more terrifying

An alternate Vecna design
(Image credit: Michael Maher Jr)

It's been two weeks since Stranger Things Season 4 Volume ii (or ST4) was released, and it's pretty much taken over the internet. The latest season has already made waves for its terrifying monsters and tense moments – but it turns out that Vecna was originally supposed to be much scarier (I know, it's hard to believe!). 

The concept artist responsible for Vecna has revealed some alternative designs for the ST villain. They show a far creepier version of the Upside Down overlord – one cries blood and another has skin permanently melting off his body (yep, that's as gross and as terrifying as it sounds, just take a look below if you want nightmares – and if you're inspired by these designs to have a go at creating your own alternative Vecna, check out our top tips on character design).

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Amelia Bamsey
Staff Writer

Amelia is Creative Bloq’s Staff Writer. After completing a degree in Popular Music and a Master’s in Song Writing, Amelia began designing posters, logos, album covers and websites for musicians. She now enjoys covering a range of topics on Creative Bloq, including posters, optical illusions, logos (she's a particular fan of logo Easter eggs), gaming and illustration. In her free time, she relishes in the likes of art (especially the Pre-Raphaelites), photography and literature. Amelia prides herself on her unorthodox creative methods, her Animal Crossing island and her extensive music library.