History Literature / TheEyesOfTheDragon

13th Mar '17 9:38:33 AM SilentStranger
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* AllMenArePerverts / AllWomenArePrudes: Entirely inverted with Roland and Sasha. [[{{Asexuality}} Not only does he have little interest in sex]] (and usually needs Flagg's potions to have it in the first place), but when he does sleep with his wife it is for ''her'' pleasure, not his own.

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* AllMenArePerverts / AllWomenArePrudes: Entirely inverted with Roland and Sasha. [[{{Asexuality}} Not only does he have little interest in sex]] (and usually needs Flagg's potions to have it in the first place), but when he does sleep with his wife it is for ''her'' pleasure, not his own. It's not specified wether or not Roland might be asexual (the concept barely existed when the novel was written) and the narration shows it as being related to Roland's spotty health. The one time he engaged in sex out of his own desire was when he was hopped up on adrenaline and testosterone after killing a dragon.


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** Flagg has also been identified as He Who Walks Behind The Rows from ''ChildrenOfTheCorn''.


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* EmotionEater: Flagg feeds off the pain and misery caused by chaos, which is why he periodically returns to Delain in different identities to plunge the kingdom into war and anarchy.
13th Mar '17 9:29:25 AM SilentStranger
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* HumanoidAbomination: Flagg is ''not'' human, he's one of several incarnations of the same being that exists throughout King's multiverse (it's not revealed wether or not Flagg is aware of this). When Thomas confronts him at the end, he even calls him a "thing" and points out that Flagg's inability to deviate from his prefered patterns in his manipulations over the course of centuries shows how inhuman he is.
2nd Jun '16 2:29:45 PM nombretomado
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* ShoutOut: Flagg's spellbook, which drives you mad if you read it too long, was written by [[HPLovecraft Alhazred, in the land of Leng]].

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* ShoutOut: Flagg's spellbook, which drives you mad if you read it too long, was written by [[HPLovecraft [[Creator/HPLovecraft Alhazred, in the land of Leng]].
6th May '16 2:04:00 AM erana
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*HeroOfAnotherStory: One of the Lesser Wardens is hinted to be so: [[spoiler: We never get to hear from him again.]]
-->'''Narrator:''' ''...in fact one of them went to the Church of the Great Gods the very next day and embraced his religion again, and eventually became a priest. This man's name was Curran, and I may tell you of him in another story.''



* SequelHook: The novel ends [[spoiler:with the statement that Dennis and Thomas eventually found and confronted Flagg, but that it is a tale for another day. ''Literature/TheDrawingOfTheThree'' makes reference to this, but almost three decades after the novel's initial publication the plotline is still dangling.]]

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* SequelHook: SequelHook:
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The novel ends [[spoiler:with the statement that Dennis and Thomas eventually found and confronted Flagg, but that it is a tale for another day. ''Literature/TheDrawingOfTheThree'' makes reference to this, but almost three decades after the novel's initial publication the plotline is still dangling.]]]]
** Also, see HeroOfAnotherStory above.
6th May '16 1:41:10 AM erana
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* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: [[spoiler: King Roland, of all people]]. He's an balding, bandy-legged, paunchy, bumbling fool in his early sixties whose low self-esteeem makes him easily manipulable by his [[BigBad evil advisor]]. He's also [[spoiler: the world's best hunter, one who calmly one-shots a ''dragon'' that was already about to breathe fire on him]], and even [[spoiler: ''Flagg'']] is actually ''[[BewareTheNiceOnes scared shitless]]'' of what [[spoiler: Roland]] [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge would do]] if ever [[PapaWolf decided]] to hunt ''him.''

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* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: [[spoiler: King Roland, of all people]]. He's an a balding, bandy-legged, paunchy, bumbling fool in his early sixties whose low self-esteeem makes him easily manipulable by his [[BigBad evil advisor]]. He's also [[spoiler: the world's best hunter, one who calmly one-shots a ''dragon'' that was already about to breathe fire on him]], and even [[spoiler: ''Flagg'']] is actually ''[[BewareTheNiceOnes scared shitless]]'' of what [[spoiler: Roland]] [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge would do]] if ever [[PapaWolf decided]] to hunt ''him.''
6th May '16 1:39:49 AM erana
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* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: [[spoiler: King Roland, of all people]]. He's an balding, bandy-legged, paunchy, bumbling fool in his early sixties whose low self-esteeem makes him easily manipulable by his [[BigBad evil advisor]]. He's also [[spoiler: the world's best hunter, one who calmly one-shots a ''dragon'' that was already about to breathe fire on him]], and even [[spoiler: ''Flagg'']] is actually ''[[BewareTheNiceOnes scared shitless]]'' of what [[spoiler: Roland]] [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge would do]] if ever [[PapaWolf decided]] to hunt ''him.''
15th Jan '16 9:58:12 PM nombretomado
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* CanonWelding: Flagg first appeared in ''TheStand''.

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* CanonWelding: Flagg first appeared in ''TheStand''.''Literature/TheStand''.
3rd Nov '15 7:10:03 AM Gitman
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* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Flagg's [[TheChessmaster chessmastering]] veers into GambitRoulette at times, and it comes back to bite him in at least two ways:
** He shows Thomas the peephole behind the dragon's head, in the hopes that Thomas will spy on his father and learn contempt for him. It works, but [[spoiler:it also allows Thomas to see Flagg poisoning Roland]].
** He encourages Roland to marry Sasha, a very young, naïve girl from a minor noble house, in the hopes that she will be easily manipulated. See PerfectlyArrangedMarriage for how this turned out. Sasha also gave birth to Peter and Thomas, who both had a hand in his downfall.
10th Sep '15 7:49:41 PM zymish
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* UnreliableNarrator: ZigZagged. It's unclear if the narrator is an in-universe figure writing a historical document, or an omniscient narrator. At times he acknowledges that he doesn't know something (such as Flagg's origin), but other times he gives information he should have no way of knowing (such as several previous times Flagg visited the kingdom). It could be argued he was simply spice up the story with speculation presented as fact.

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* UnreliableNarrator: ZigZagged. It's unclear if the narrator is an in-universe figure writing a historical document, or an omniscient narrator. At times he acknowledges that he doesn't know something (such as Flagg's origin), but other times he gives information he should have no way of knowing (such as several previous times Flagg visited the kingdom). It could be argued that he was simply spice spicing up the story with speculation presented as fact.
5th Jun '15 10:26:57 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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* KickTheDog: Almost literally; during his childhood Thomas has a brief, rather evil moment when he finds a starving dog and, while briefly tempted to adopt it as a pet and nurse it back to health like Peter did with his lame horse, instead thinks "what if the dog was Peter?" and [[KidsAreCruel stones it to death]]. No-one witnesses it except Flagg through his scrying crystal, but seeing it pleases him greatly.


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** In something of a subversion of the trope, it's not clear that anyone ''actually'' thinks this- just that Thomas ''believes'' they do. Roland at least certainly doesn't.
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