Stranger Things: The science of the Upside Down and monsters

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What is the Demogorgon from Stranger Things?

The Demogorgon is a bloodthirsty nine-foot-tall force to be reckoned with that moves like the xenomorph and has a flower-shaped head filled with many sharp teeth. These nocturnal otherworldly entities are extremely strong and can move at great speeds, outrunning humans with the greatest of ease. They are also very resistant to heat have shown an impressive resiliency to bullets. It is also important to point out that they have the ability to cause electrical disturbances and are very good at finding breaches between the two realities.

The name Demogorgon is derived from a demon prince within the spellbinding lore of Dungeons & Dragons. The creature gets this dreadful designation thanks to Eleven, who uses the game piece associated with the dark character to help the other’s understand Will’s less than stellar predicament that the Demogorgon is hunting him. The first time subscribers hear about it in Stranger Things was when Mike was narrating the beast’s arrival while playing D&D in the series premiere’s opening moments.

"“Something is coming. Something hungry for blood. A shadow grows on the wall behind you, swallowing you in darkness. It is almost here.”"

Every instance that Demogrorgons have been onscreen, whether it be in an adolescent stage or fully grown, the one thing that remains the same is that they are wild beasts. But they also show an intriguing capacity for obedience. The Demo-dogs were obviously under the control of the Mindflayer and the post-credit scene in the season 3 finale when the monster is seen in containment in a Russian facility. There is a possibility they could be trained and possibly controlled by humans, which will most likely come up in season 4 of Stranger Things.