History Literature / TheEyesOfTheDragon

3rd Nov '17 12:22:57 PM cassandraclare
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* GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex: Complicated example with Roland and Sasha, and it actually affects the disposition of their children. They have a mostly loving and satisfying relationship, but Roland is older and not particularly interested in sex, so he makes frequent use of [[LovePotion Love Potions]] to be able to perform. One of the few times he doesn't need one - his moment of glory after slaying the last dragon - is the time Peter is conceived. Thomas, on the other hand, is conceived after Roland drinks an extra strong potion and engages in a violent, joyless moment of what is possibly marital rape.

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* GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex: Complicated example with Roland and Sasha, and it actually affects the disposition of their children. They have a mostly loving and satisfying relationship, but Roland is older and not particularly interested in sex, so he makes frequent use of [[LovePotion Love Potions]] to be able to perform. One of the few times The only time he doesn't need one - his moment of glory after slaying the last dragon - is the time Peter is conceived. Thomas, on the other hand, is conceived after Roland drinks an extra strong potion and engages in a violent, joyless moment of what is possibly marital rape.
24th Jul '17 3:35:36 AM NickHunter26
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--> '''Narrator''': That he had never met the woman of his fancy because he has never really fancied women at all. Women worried him him. And he had never fancied the act that put babies in the bellies of women. That act worried him too.
15th Jun '17 5:18:43 AM MadSpy
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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.

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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 preferred patterns in his manipulations over the course of centuries shows how inhuman he is.
15th Jun '17 5:15:20 AM MadSpy
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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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* 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 whether 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.
31st May '17 4:54:54 PM Linda58
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* BedsheetLadder: [[spoiler:Peter manages to make one out of threads plucked from the embroidered napkins given to him daily and woven together on the tiny but functional loom in the dollhouse he requested to keep in his cell over the span of several years.]]

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* BedsheetLadder: [[spoiler:Peter manages to make one out of threads plucked from the embroidered napkins given to him daily and woven together on the tiny but functional loom in the dollhouse he requested to keep in his cell over the span of several years.]] [[RealityEnsues It breaks.]]]]
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.''
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