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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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* %%* ApocalypseHow: Class 1, verging on Class 2.



* {{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.]]
8th May '16 12:34:27 PM Origamidragons
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** The more recent cover of the expanded edition features a foggy road strewn with corpses, which fits the story better than either of the aforementioned covers.
30th Apr '16 7:53:33 AM aye_amber
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** When Flagg introduces himself to Lloyd, he says "[[Music/RollingStones Pleased to meet you, hope you guess my name.]]"

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** When Flagg introduces himself to Lloyd, he says "[[Music/RollingStones "[[Music/TheRollingStones Pleased to meet you, hope you guess my name.]]"
23rd Mar '16 11:08:17 PM SinNanna
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* AnyoneCanDie

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* AnyoneCanDieAnyoneCanDie: It ''starts'' with a super plague that kills 99% of the entire world, and after that there's a fairly high mortality rate among the survivors.



* BigBad: Randall Flagg of course, who would go on to become King's "ubervillain" via CanonWelding.



* EnsembleCast

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* EnsembleCastEnsembleCast: There's no real main protagonist to be found.



%% ForTheEvulz: Flagg.

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%% * ForTheEvulz: Flagg.The only reason Flagg does anything. Justified in that he's a Satan analogue.



* FromBadToWorse

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* FromBadToWorseFromBadToWorse: First the plague hits, then Randall Flagg appears and starts gathering an army to slaughter the survivors.



* TheInfiltration: [[spoiler:The Boulder leadership sends Judge Farris, Dayna Jurgens and Tom Cullen to Las Vegas to join (and spy on) Flagg's operation.]]

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* TheInfiltration: [[spoiler:The Boulder leadership sends Judge Farris, Dayna Jurgens and Tom Cullen to Las Vegas to join (and spy on) Flagg's operation. It goes horribly wrong.]]



* PsychicDreamsForEveryone

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* PsychicDreamsForEveryonePsychicDreamsForEveryone: The survivors receive prophetic dreams from both Mother Abigail and Randall Flagg.
9th Mar '16 5:59:40 AM SinNanna
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** When [[spoiler: Flagg is reborn in the epilogue]], the narration notes [[Music/TheDoors "He awoke before dawn. He put his boots on.]]

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** When [[spoiler: Flagg is reborn in the epilogue]], the narration notes [[Music/TheDoors "He awoke before dawn. He put his boots on.]]"]]
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