History Literature / TheStand

17th Sep '16 6:20:01 PM BiffJr
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The story concerns the travels and travails of well [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters over a dozen characters]] following intersecting story arcs across the [[{{Eagleland}} United States]] during and after an [[ThePlague apocalyptic Super-Flu]] (nicknamed ''Captain Trips'') [[ApocalypseHow kills 99.4 percent of humanity.]] The survivors are left to cope with their loss and stay alive, until everyone starts having dreams that signal the arrival of an even darker menace...

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The story concerns the travels and travails of well [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters over a dozen characters]] following intersecting story arcs across the [[{{Eagleland}} United States]] during and after an [[ThePlague apocalyptic Super-Flu]] (nicknamed nicknamed ''Captain Trips'') Trips'' [[ApocalypseHow kills 99.4 percent of humanity.]] The survivors are left to cope with their loss and stay alive, until everyone starts having dreams that signal the arrival of an even darker menace...
3rd Sep '16 3:21:00 AM falcon2484
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** While telling the story of what happened to Kojak in Nebraska, King parenthetically throws in: "Kojak lived another sixteen years, long after Glen Bateman died."

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** While telling the story of what happened to Kojak in Nebraska, King parenthetically throws in: "Kojak [[spoiler:"Kojak lived another sixteen years, long after Glen Bateman died.""]]
3rd Sep '16 3:18:32 AM falcon2484
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** While telling the story of what happened to Kojak in Nebraska, King parenthetically throws in: "Kojak lived another sixteen years, long after Glen Bateman died."
1st Aug '16 5:34:11 AM Morgenthaler
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** It's longer than ''WarAndPeace'', ''Literature/MobyDick'' and some editions of Literature/TheBible.

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** It's longer than ''WarAndPeace'', ''Literature/WarAndPeace'', ''Literature/MobyDick'' and some editions of Literature/TheBible.
7th Jul '16 3:52:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* RealMenTakeItBlack: Nick Andros, a young and skinny but tough and resourceful deaf-mute drifter, takes his coffee black. {{Lampshade}}d by Sheriff Baker: "Take it like a man, do you?"
6th Jul '16 8:08:54 AM Movienut376
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* ForWantOfANail: One wonders what would have happened if Campion hadn't gotten past the gates...
4th Jul '16 1:05:25 PM Morgenthaler
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* ApocalypseHow: Class 1, verging on Class 2.

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* {{Arcadia}}: New England, Boulder.

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* %%* {{Arcadia}}: New England, Boulder.



* AudienceSurrogate: Frannie, Stu, Nick, and Larry, for the most part.

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* %%* AudienceSurrogate: Frannie, Stu, Nick, and Larry, for the most part.



* BecauseDestinySaysSo

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* %%* BecauseDestinySaysSo



* BlackAndWhiteMorality: Becomes a big trend in Stephen King's work.
* BringNewsBack: Doubles as TheUntwist.

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* %%* BlackAndWhiteMorality: Becomes a big trend in Stephen King's work.
* %%* BringNewsBack: Doubles as TheUntwist.



* TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive

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* %%* TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive



* DarkIsEvil: The Dark Man, Randall Flagg.

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* %%* DarkIsEvil: The Dark Man, Randall Flagg.



* DepopulationBomb: [[spoiler: Two of them.]]
* DeusExMachina: [[spoiler:Literally, DeusExNukina]].
* DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu: Glenn, upon meeting Flagg.

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* %%* DepopulationBomb: [[spoiler: Two of them.]]
* %%* DeusExMachina: [[spoiler:Literally, DeusExNukina]].
* %%* DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu: Glenn, upon meeting Flagg.



* DreamingOfThingsToCome

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* %%* DreamingOfThingsToCome



* DoomedExpedition
* DramaBomb: Literal in this case.

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* %%* DoomedExpedition
* %%* DramaBomb: Literal in this case.



* EscapeFromTheCrazyPlace / SurvivalHorror: Stovington Hospital.

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* %%* EscapeFromTheCrazyPlace / SurvivalHorror: Stovington Hospital.



* FailsafeFailure
* FantasyAmericana

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* %%* FailsafeFailure
* %%* FantasyAmericana



* HighFantasy
** UrbanFantasy

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* %%* HighFantasy
** %%** UrbanFantasy



* HumanoidAbomination: Randall Flagg

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* %%* HumanoidAbomination: Randall Flagg



* MauveShirt: Many characters.
* MayDecemberRomance: Larry and Rita.

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* %%* MauveShirt: Many characters.
* %%* MayDecemberRomance: Larry and Rita.



* {{Mordor}}: Las Vegas.

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* %%* {{Mordor}}: Las Vegas.



* NoBikesInTheApocalypse: Averted.
* NoOneGetsLeftBehind: see Passing The Torch.
* NonIndicativeName: Captain Trips.

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* %%* NoBikesInTheApocalypse: Averted.
* %%* NoOneGetsLeftBehind: see Passing The Torch.
* %%* NonIndicativeName: Captain Trips.



* PassingTheTorch: [[spoiler:to Larry.]]
* APirate400YearsTooLate: The Rat-Man

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* %%* PassingTheTorch: [[spoiler:to Larry.]]
* %%* APirate400YearsTooLate: The Rat-Man



* QuirkyMinibossSquad: Barry Dorgan's men.

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* %%* QuirkyMinibossSquad: Barry Dorgan's men.



* TrueCompanions: Stu, Larry, Glen and Ralph. There's also:
** Stu, Frannie, Harold, and Glen.
** Larry, Nadine, Joe, and Lucy, along with Rita.
** Nick, Tom, Ralph, and Mother Abagail.

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* %%* TrueCompanions: Stu, Larry, Glen and Ralph. There's also:
** %%** Stu, Frannie, Harold, and Glen.
** %%** Larry, Nadine, Joe, and Lucy, along with Rita.
** %%** Nick, Tom, Ralph, and Mother Abagail.



* WhatASenselessWasteOfHumanLife

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* %%* WhatASenselessWasteOfHumanLife



* WidowWoman: Rita Blakemoor.
* WildChild: Joe/Leo.

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* %%* WidowWoman: Rita Blakemoor.
* %%* WildChild: Joe/Leo.



* YankTheDogsChain

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* %%* YankTheDogsChain
3rd Jul '16 1:50:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* WriterOnBoard: Glen Bateman is somewhere between TheObiWan, TheProfessor and MrExposition.

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* WriterOnBoard: Glen Bateman is somewhere between TheObiWan, TheProfessor and MrExposition.
1st Jul '16 7:22:16 PM nombretomado
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** Many editions, especially foreign language ones, go so far as to split it up into multiple books (incidentally, this actually becomes a plot point in ''TwentiethCenturyBoys'', which is the Japanese version of ''The Stand'').

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** Many editions, especially foreign language ones, go so far as to split it up into multiple books (incidentally, this actually becomes a plot point in ''TwentiethCenturyBoys'', ''Manga/TwentiethCenturyBoys'', which is the Japanese version of ''The Stand'').
2nd Jun '16 3:40:20 PM kyeo
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*** For Lloyd, in jail, it's "as good a way to get to sleep as any."

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*** ** For Lloyd, in jail, it's "as good a way to get to sleep as any." "
** When Lloyd meets Nadine for the first time, she starts doing it in front of both him and Flagg, signifying her SanitySlippage after Flagg rapes her and [[FetusTerrible impregnates her with his demon child.]]
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