Wearing a hazmat suit linked to a chain rope, he entered the Upside Down through a gate in the lab. Evidently being tasked with exploring the Upside Down, Shepard reported through his radio to the lab about his location.
Several moments later, a startled Shepard notified the scientists in the lab that there was something else present in the Upside Down. Shepard frantically called to be reeled in as the monster could be heard over the intercom. Although his request was obeyed, the cord was yanked violently in numerous directions and halted. After the encounter seemed to be finished, the wire was successfully pulled back, yet only a bloodied piece of his suit was all that remained of Shepard.
|Season One appearances|
- "There's something else in here! Pull me out! Pull me out, pull me out! Pull me out! Pull me out!" — Shepard's last words.
Behind the scenes
The character is credited as "Test Pilot Shepard," a possible allusion to Alan Shepard, who was also a test pilot and the first American in space, as well as the commander of Apollo 14 — the third manned mission to land on the moon.
|Hawkins National Laboratory|
|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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