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• 12/6/2016

How does the Monster manage to survive so long at the middle school?

We saw the Monster get seriously harmed by bullets, a bear trap, a baseball bat with nails, and LITERAL FIRE. There are clear signs that it was wounded by this. Yet shortly after, at the middle school, it's able to easily outdo trained government agents with machine guns. Is this a plot hole, or is there a convincing idea about why this might be?
My working theory is that monsters from the Upside Down get stronger when they come to the brink of death. Perhaps this is a sign of things to come in Season 2?
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• 12/15/2016
It was able to withstand the bullets from Nancy's gun so it was probably able to withstand the bullets from the government agents machine guns. It was harmed by the guns, bat and fire (and Lucas's slingshot), but not enough to kill it, that's why Eleven was able to pin it against the wall and get rid of it. I don't think it's dead yet, however. I just think El took it back to the Upside Down.
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• 1/2/2017
Eleven literally tore it to pieces with her mind and melted it from the inside. I don't think it's alive. HOWEVER, I do think the slug things will have some connection to it.
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• 11/2/2017
experiment you were right about the slug
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