History Franchise / TheDarkTower

16th Jul '16 1:36:13 PM Eagal
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* XMeetsY: As King described in the forward in latter-day editions of the first book, he was inspired both by ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' and Film/TheDollarsTrilogy.
16th Jul '16 1:35:14 PM Eagal
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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Stephen King was run over and almost killed by a van between writing the fourth and fifth books. This winds up being ''very'' important in the story, foreshadowed through the fifth and sixth books and seen in the seventh, where [[spoiler:Roland's ''ka-tet'' are directly responsible for his survival.]]
16th Jul '16 1:33:43 PM Eagal
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* FiveManBand: The Ka-Tet of Nineteen. At it's largest (''Wolves of the Calla'') it contains:
** TheLeader: Roland Deschain
** TheLancer: Eddie Dean
** TheChick: Susannah Dean
** TheSmartGuy: Jake Chambers
** TeamPet: Oy
** SixthRanger: [[spoiler:Father Callahan]]
12th Jul '16 12:55:42 PM Ragitsu
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As of March 2016, Creator/IdrisElba and Creator/MatthewMcConaughey have been cast as The Gunslinger and The Man In Black respectively, endorsed by King.

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As of March 2016, Creator/IdrisElba and Creator/MatthewMcConaughey have been cast as The Gunslinger and The Man In Black respectively, endorsed by King.
King. The film's page can be found [[Film/TheDarkTower here]].
28th Jun '16 6:54:39 AM darthpaul
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* AntiHero: Roland, at first. He allows Jake Chambers to fall to his death, rather than be risk losing The Man In Black.

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* AntiHero: Roland, at first. He allows Jake Chambers to fall to his death, rather than be risk losing The Man In Black.



** Played with in ''Literature/TheDrawingOfTheThree'', when it causes the gun to explode in the holder's face.

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** Played with in ''Literature/TheDrawingOfTheThree'', when it causes the gun to explode in the holder's face.face; later, played straight with both a guard's .38 and a man's switchblade.



** Mordred, in spite of his demonic parentage and with seemingly unbeatable mind control powers, does nothing but charge Roland when he's asleep and gets gunned down the same as any other villain.

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** Mordred, in spite of his demonic parentage and with seemingly unbeatable mind control powers, does nothing but charge Roland when he's asleep and gets gunned down the same as any other villain. [[spoiler:This may not qualify under the trope, since Oy [[HeroicSacrifice has to die]] to buy the Gunslinger time to wake up and kill Mordred.]]



* EvilDetectingDog: Oy (although not technically a dog) fills this role at some points during the story.



* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Jack Mort. Mordred.

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* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Jack Mort. Gasher. Mordred.
28th Jun '16 6:36:25 AM darthpaul
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** Subject to a slight {{Retcon}} in Roland's case, since he originally lost his right big toe as well in ''The Drawing of the Three''; but from the introduction of ''The Waste Lands'' onward, no mention is made of that injury.



* InformedAttractiveness: We know almost nothing about what Susan looks like except that she's beautiful, which we're told repeatedly.

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* InformedAttractiveness: We know almost nothing about what Susan looks like except that she's blonde and beautiful, which we're told repeatedly.
22nd Jun '16 7:23:22 PM iowaforever
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A proposed film adaptation and television series is currently in DevelopmentHell. Prequel comics, initially adaptions of flashbacks in the novels and now original stories, are ongoing from Marvel.

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A proposed film adaptation and television series is currently in DevelopmentHell. Prequel comics, initially adaptions of flashbacks in the novels and now original stories, are ongoing from Marvel.
21st Jun '16 8:26:39 AM Ragitsu
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* HandGuns: While longarms and weapons besides firearms appear from time to time, the primary weapon of the heroes are [[RevolversAreJustBetter revolvers]].

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* HandGuns: While longarms and weapons besides firearms appear from time to time, the primary weapon weapons of the heroes are [[RevolversAreJustBetter revolvers]].
21st Jun '16 8:25:33 AM Ragitsu
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* Handguns: While longarms and weapons besides firearms appear from time to time, the primary weapon of the heroes are [[RevolversAreJustBetter revolvers].

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* Handguns: HandGuns: While longarms and weapons besides firearms appear from time to time, the primary weapon of the heroes are [[RevolversAreJustBetter revolvers].revolvers]].
21st Jun '16 8:24:18 AM Ragitsu
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* Handguns: While longarms and weapons besides firearms appear from time to time, the primary weapon of the heroes are revolvers.

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* Handguns: While longarms and weapons besides firearms appear from time to time, the primary weapon of the heroes are revolvers.[[RevolversAreJustBetter revolvers].
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