Barb got her very own shrine at the ‘Stranger Things’ Comic-Con space

Feed slugs in peace.

"Gone, but not forgotten," reads the sash on the giant wreath in Netflix red and white. Barb will certainly never be forgotten, because we just keep on writing that she’ll definitely not be in Season 2 of Stranger Things.

Barb Mania, however, will never truly rest in peace.

Netflix staged an ambitious Stranger Things presence at Comic-Con, including a big video tunnel on the convention floor — the first booth for the streaming giant in San Diego — and an activation across the street astride the Hilton Gaslamp, where it was also promoting original film Bright and the upcoming series The Defenders.

Walk inside a big black tent, and you’re quite transported to something between our world and the Upside Down. The space is filled with artifacts and other nods to Stranger Things — bikes, pistols, vintage video games, maybe even some hidden clues — and is pumped with enough air conditioning to make you want to pop on a Members Only jacket.

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It’s cold in here.

But before you go through the display, you’re confronted by the shrine to Barb.

From Tween Barb to Baby Barb to Young Barb and Other Baby Barb, no character in the history of television has ever had a higher ratio of screentime to backstory.

And by the way, are these old doctored photos of actress Nancy Wheeler, or is Netflix just good at casting younger Barbs? It will for now remain Stranger Things’ other principal mystery.

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The Lindsay Lohan vibe of Tween Barb.

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Awwww baby Barb!

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Barb’s baby shoes! Too bad she died so young and so heinously and is not ressurect-able.

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Barbara Holland, 1966-1983.

Rest in peace, Barb. Your memory lives with our obsession over your fake death that we know cannot possibly be final and was a big mean trick. These handwritten cards of condolence from people with names like "Bernice" aren’t fooling anyone.

Nice try, Bernice. You don’t know that Stranger Things life.

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