'Stranger Things' Fans Get Protective Over Steve Harrington's Fate in Season 4: 'If Steve Goes, I Go'

The first seven episodes of Stranger Things season 4 dropped Friday on Netflix, and fans made their concern for Joe Keery's character known on social media

Joe Keery as Steve Harrington on Stranger Things
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Stranger Things fans unite!

After part one of the Netflix hit's fourth season premiered on Friday, fans of the show began to trend on Twitter as they expressed their love and concern for Joe Keery's character, Steve Harrington.

"If even a scratch is laid on Steve Harrington in ST4, im [sic] coming for the duffers," one user tweeted, referring to the creators of the series, Ross and Matt Duffer.

"If Steve Harrington dies this season you will never hear from me again," another fan tweeted.

"they can kill any stranger things character except for steve harrington," wrote someone else.

"keep steve harrington safe stranger things or i'm coming for you," added one user.

In the new season, which picks up around six months after the Battle of Starcourt, a new and horrifying supernatural threat called Vecna arises and threatens the safety of Hawkins.

After realizing the threat, some of the show's main characters decide to confront it directly. Towards the end of the part one, Steve decides to go in search of another opening to the Upside Down but ends up getting brutally injured.

Though episode seven, which is the finale of part one, confirmed his character is alive, Steve has a particularly bad wound, appears weak and his friends are worried he had been poisoned by Vecna.

Gaten Matarazzo as Dustin Henderson, Joe Keery as Steve Harrington, Sadie Sink as Max Mayfield, and Maya Hawke as Robin Buckley in STRANGER THINGS.
From left: Gaten Matarazzo Joe Keery, Sadie Sink and Maya Hawke in season four of Stranger Things. Courtesy of Netflix

Besides Keery, the show stars David Harbour, Winona Ryder, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Maya Hawke, Sadie Sink and many others.

Keery, 30, recently told Total Film magazine that season 4 is "pretty amazing" and that "the Duffer brothers have really done it again."

"I think that this year – and I know I say this every single year – but this is definitely going to be a lot scarier than prior years, because last year was pretty dark," he said.

Sink, 20, also shared similar sentiments in her interview with PEOPLE earlier this month.

"It's the most bizarre season we've ever had," she said. "Just the scale of it is out of this world."

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In his interview with Total Film, Keery also joked that he has a new look in season 4 after hanging up his Scoops Ahoy uniform.

"I know that costume served its purpose and I'm glad to retire it," he said. "Do I have it at home for Halloween? I don't, unfortunately. They won't let me have that one. One day!"

The first seven episodes of Stranger Things season 4 are now streaming on Netflix. Episodes 8 and 9 are scheduled to premiere on July 1.

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