Is The Upside Down Toxic

This article or section reveals details from the fourth season. The Upside Down is an alternate dimension existing in parallel to the human world. The dimension originally consisted entirely of sprawling mountains and floating rocks, and was home to a race of humanoid predators. However, unlike the human world, this new incarnation of the Upside Down was overrun with alien vines, spores and membranes, and completely devoid of human life. The alien vines, along with the humanoid predators and a species of bat-like creatures, formed a shared hive mind. This shared psychic connection was made possible via "the Mind Flayer", a powerful entity native to the Upside Down which Henry Creel possessed control over. The entirety of the Upside Down was essentially one gigantic organism, with all its contents and agents connected both physically and mentally via Henry and the Mind Flayer. The history of the Upside Down remains a mystery.

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Lovers Doll Manga - Anime-PlanetExactly how and why it came into existence, is unclear. Dustin theorised the Upside Down had existed for thousands, if not millions of years. On September 8, 1979, Henry Creel, Hawkins Lab's original psychic test subject, tricked Eleven into removing the Soteria chip which suppressed his powers. In a fit of rage, Henry used his restored powers to brutally murder the other test subjects. He attempted to do the same to Eleven, but she stood her ground and ultimately overpowered him. A Gate unexpectedly opens in the Rainbow Room. Eleven used her powers to pin Henry against the wall of the Rainbow Room and started to disintegrate his body; however, an interdimensional gate then appeared in the wall and Henry away before Eleven could finish killing him, before sealing up and disappearing again. Henry was transported to a mysterious alien realm, a place defined by mountainous terrain, floating rocks and electrical storms; this seemed to be the original version of the dimension which would later become known as 'The Upside Down'. Henry fell through the realm for a lengthy period and was persistently electrocuted; these lightning strikes marked the beginning of Henry's transformation into an otherworldly being, becoming something no longer recognizable as human. Henry gives form to the Mind Flayer.

39;s disappearance, Eleven became the sole focus of Dr. Brenner.

At first, Henry believed the dimension to be a kind of 'purgatory', but he changed his mind, coming to view it instead as "a realm unspoiled by mankind". Henry began to traverse the alien terrain, encountering "so many things", including a species of faceless humanoid predators. Eventually, Henry discovered "the most extraordinary thing of all": a swirling, storm-like mass of shadowy particles. Using his abilities, Henry formed a psychic connection to the particles and morphed them into a form that satisfied him: he transformed the mist into a gargantuan spider-like entity that would come to be known as the Mind Flayer. After the massacre and Henry's disappearance, Eleven became the sole focus of Dr. Brenner. In a series of experiments, Eleven would be immersed in a deep psychic state via sensory deprivation tank. She could observe people in different physical locations while in this frame of mind. Brenner sought to use this power to spy on enemy Russians. While Eleven eavesdropped on a Russian spy from within her mental void, she accidentally encountered a monster. At Brenner's request, Eleven made contact with the Monster on November 6, 1983, while the creature fed off a large, yellow egg. In the moment contact was established, a second gate cracked open in the wall of the tank room, invoking panic and confusion among the scientists. Unlike the 1979 Gate, this second gate stayed open, rather than immediately resealing; the significance of this particular gate would eventually earn it the moniker of "Mothergate".

The Monster, known by some as the Demogorgon, moved through dimensions by creating temporary gates.

Somehow, the moment of contact also triggered a radical shift in the nature of the Upside Down itself. The realm transformed, now appearing as a perfect copy of the human world, frozen in the exact state as it existed on November 6, 1983; however, unlike the human world, this new incarnation of the dimension was overrun with vines, spores and membranes, and completely devoid of human life. Amidst the chaos inflicted by the gate's creation, Eleven found a means to escape from the lab. Meanwhile, the Monster sets foot in the human world and proceeds to attack its first victims. The Monster, known by some as the Demogorgon, moved through dimensions by creating temporary gates. It began harvesting the bodies of humans and animals, storing them in the Upside Down version of the public library. Around the same time, Hawkins Lab began investigating the Mothergate and discovering exactly what it contained. Nancy Wheeler enters the Upside Down through a gate.

The Demogorgon eventually found Will inside Castle Byers and took him to the public library.

At one point, Nancy Wheeler entered the Upside Down through a temporary gate the Monster had made in the base of a tree. She realized it was dangerous to stay in the dimension, quickly leaving before the Monster could find her. Although Will Byers was taken into the Upside Down by the Demogorgon, he managed to evade capture for several days. During that time, he attempted to communicate with his mother after he realized he could manipulate electricity in his home dimension. On one occasion Will found a partially resealed gate in the wall, using it to briefly talk to his mother before it finished resealing. The Demogorgon eventually found Will inside Castle Byers and took him to the public library. Shortly after Will's capture, Hopper and Joyce entered the Upside Down via the Mothergate, retracing the blood-stained footsteps of the Demogorgon, and were eventually led to the library. There, they discovered Will attached to a vine extending down his throat; Hopper immediately removed and destroyed the vine, and with Joyce, resuscitated Will.

39;s rescue, Dr. Sam Owens replaced Dr. Brenner as Director of Operations at Hawkins Lab.

The three then returned through the Mothergate and took Will to hospital. That same night, Eleven and her friends Mike, Lucas and Dustin were ambushed by government agents at Hawkins Middle School. Eleven used her abilities to kill many of the agents, but by doing so, accidentally drew the attention of the Demogorgon, attracted to the spilled blood. Eleven used her remaining strength to disintegrate the Demogorgon, and in the process, vanished in a cloud of dust. However, Eleven had not disintegrated like the Demogorgon, but was instead transported to the Upside Down. She quickly escaped by using the gate the Demogorgon had left behind in the corridor wall. One month later, everything seemed to have returned to normal in Hawkins. However, Will's time in the Upside Down had profoundly affected him; he began to see visions of the Upside Down momentarily flicker into existence around him, and would occasionally vomit slug-like creatures. At some point following Will's rescue, Dr. Sam Owens replaced Dr. Brenner as Director of Operations at Hawkins Lab. After finding out about his 'episodes', Joyce began taking Will to the lab to have his symptoms monitored by Owens. Meanwhile, Owens and the lab continued to study the Mothergate and the Upside Down, placing a probe-like machine within the dimension, presumably to gather data.

39;s farm to investigate a strange rot that had decimated the entirety of the pumpkin patch.

They began to periodically burn the vines extending from the Mothergate, but despite this, the gate grew to an enormous size, extending far beneath the lab and forming a series of tunnels beneath Hawkins. By 1984, the Soviet Union had learned of the Upside Down's existence. General Stepanov became hell-bent on creating a Russian-operated gate, hoping access to the Upside Down could lead the Soviets to gain an advantage in the Cold War. By June 28, 1984, Soviet scientists had invented a type of sophisticated machine that was capable of producing Gates via a controlled energy beam. However, these machines were volatile and would inevitably malfunction shortly after activation, meaning the resultant Gates could only exist momentarily; the failure of these machines would also fatally electrocute or disintegrate personnel in close proximity to them. On the evening of October 29, 1984, Will had another 'episode' while at the Palace Arcade, seeing the Upside Down version of the arcade appear around him, Will walked outside and witnessed a blood-red electrical storm in the skies above. The following morning, Hopper was called to Merrill's farm to investigate a strange rot that had decimated the entirety of the pumpkin patch. During his appointment at the lab later that day, Will told Owens about his vision.

Comic explosive red template with twisted rays and dots humor effects Will told him that he believes an evil force wants to kill everyone. Instead of taking heed of this warning, Owens told Joyce and Hopper that the increased number of Will's visions was simply caused by the "Anniversary Effect". That night, Will experienced another episode while in his living room, witnessing the door swing open to reveal the Upside Down. He stepped outside, seeing the silhouette of a massive spider-like creature. Hopper continued his investigation of the rotten crops and discovered that the rot had begun to spread to the nearby trees. That night, as Mike, Lucas, Dustin, Max, and Will were trick-or-treating, Will again had another vision of the Upside Down. He watched as the massive shadow monster ascended into the sky and began pursuing him. When returning home that night, Dustin found a small pollywog-like creature in his trashcan, naming it D'Artagnan. When Dustin brought Dart to school the next day, Will believed it to originate from the Upside Down due to its resemblance to the slug he had coughed up a year before. After warning his friends, they took Dart to the AV room where they witnessed it grow a pair of hind legs.

In order to better explain his now-memories, Joyce asked Will to draw what he saw.

Mike tried to attack Dart, causing it to flee and run loose throughout the school. Will eventually found it in a bathroom; Dart screeched at him, causing Will to run away. As he ran through the halls, he suddenly began having another episode, being transported to the Upside Down version of the school. Running outside to the field, he was again met by the gigantic shadow monster. Instead of running, Will tried screaming at the monster to go away. The shadow monster then engulfed Will in one of his tornado-like appendages, allowing a part of himself to latch onto him. From that point on, Will gradually became possessed by the shadow monster. His body temperature dropped and he developed an aversion to heat. He also began experiencing what he called "now-memories", where he could see and know what the shadow monster did. In order to better explain his now-memories, Joyce asked Will to draw what he saw. He began frantically drawing what at first appeared to be random scribbles, but Joyce and Hopper soon realized that the drawings were all connected.

After assembling the drawings in the correct order, they discovered the drawings depicted a strange maze-like pattern. Believing the drawings to depict vines, Hopper went back to the pumpkin patch. By digging into the earth, Hopper discovered the existence of the underground tunnels, overgrown with biological matter from the Upside Down. While traversing the tunnels, Hopper became entrapped in vines, unable to escape. Will learned of his predicament through his connection with the shadow monster, and with the help of Bob Newby, they were able to pinpoint his location within the tunnels. After Joyce and Bob successfully freed Hopper, soldiers from the lab arrived and urged them to leave. As the soldiers began burning the tunnels, Will suddenly collapsed and began convulsing on the ground. Will was taken to the lab were he was quickly sedated. When Will awoke, he could not remember Owens, Bob, or Hopper, and was barely able to remember Mike.


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