Exactly how the Demogorgon came to be held captive in a Russian prison is currently unknown. Presumably, the creature was captured through unknown methods and taken to the Gulag on Kamchatka, where it was being used as a means to execute political prisoners.
After pulling a prisoner out of his cell, two Red Army Soldiers sacrificed a political prisoner to the beast.
The Russian Demogorgon is nearly identical to the Demogorgon from '83, the only discernible difference being that its skin appears paler in tone compared to its Western counterpart. While it's possible this is simply a unique trait of this particular Demogorgon, this may also be due to factors such as the environment or the Russians having washed or cleansed this Demogorgon for decontamination purposes. Like all members of its species, the Demogorgon's top “flower petal” mouthpart is smaller compared to the others and its skin appears to be coated in a slime-like substance.
The creature has displayed typical predatory behavior, immediately attacking as soon as it sees its prey.
The Russian Demogorgon presumably has all the same abilities that are characteristic of its species, such as immense strength and high durability. Interestingly, this Demogorgon likely does not possess the ability to create portals, as implied by how it has not escaped captivity.
|The Upside Down|
|Locations||The Upside Down • The Gate • Hawkins • Hawkins National Laboratory • Public Library • Portals • Hawkins Middle School • Hawkins Tunnel System|
|Entities||D'Artagnan • The Demogorgon • Demogorgon (species) • The Flayed • Hospital Monster • The Mind Flayer • Russian Demogorgon • The Spider Monster • Hawkins Tunnel System • Vines|
|The Flayed||Billy Hargrove • Heather Holloway • Bruce Lowe • Tom Holloway • Janet Holloway • Doris Driscoll|
|Visitors||Joyce Byers • Will Byers • Eleven • Steve Harrington • Dustin Henderson • Barbara Holland • Jim Hopper • Max Mayfield • Bob Newby • Shepard • Lucas Sinclair • Mike Wheeler • Nancy Wheeler|
|Miscellaneous||Upside Down Egg • Dungeons & Dragons • The Void • The Keys|
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