History Literature / TheStand

19th Jan '17 5:01:23 PM Xtifr
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* ShoutOut: "Captain Trips" was originally a nickname of [[TheGratefulDead Jerry Garcia]]. King had first used it much earlier, for ''another'' Superflu, in his ''Literature/NightShift'' story "Night Surf".

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* ShoutOut: "Captain Trips" was originally a nickname of [[TheGratefulDead [[Music/TheGratefulDead Jerry Garcia]]. King had first used it much earlier, for ''another'' Superflu, in his ''Literature/NightShift'' story "Night Surf".
18th Dec '16 1:57:52 PM Farnham
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* AteHisGun: Billy Starkey [[spoiler: and Harold Lauder]].

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* AteHisGun: Billy General Starkey [[spoiler: and Harold Lauder]].
11th Dec '16 11:54:27 AM Skybunny
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* AbandonedHospital: The Stovington hospital.

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* AbandonedHospital: The Project Blue underground laboratory, and later, The Stovington hospital.Plague Center.


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* AteHisGun: Billy Starkey [[spoiler: and Harold Lauder]].


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* ConsummateProfessional: Doctor Elder.


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* LastRequest: Stuart Redman's nurse Vic in the Stovington Plague Center, dying of [[ThePlague Captain Trips]], asks Stuart to kill him with the pistol he's carrying.
4th Dec '16 11:30:54 PM Xtifr
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One of Creator/StephenKing's best-regarded ([[{{Doorstopper}} and thickest]]) novels, '''''The Stand''''' is a classic work of modern apocalyptic fiction. It is the book which introduces (and primarily describes, on Earth at least) King's most famous villain and "[[TheAntichrist antichrist]]" figure, Randall Flagg.

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One of Creator/StephenKing's best-regarded ([[{{Doorstopper}} and thickest]]) novels, '''''The Stand''''' ''The Stand'' is a classic work of modern apocalyptic fiction. It is the book which introduces (and primarily describes, on Earth at least) King's most famous villain and "[[TheAntichrist antichrist]]" figure, Randall Flagg.
4th Dec '16 12:52:42 PM Aquila89
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* SoftGlass: Averted, [[spoiler: Dayna Jurgens breaks a decorative panel into sharp pieces and uses one to commit suicide before she gives up Tom Cullen's name as the third scout.]]

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* SoftGlass: Averted, [[spoiler: Dayna Jurgens breaks a decorative panel into sharp pieces and uses one to commit suicide before she gives Flagg could force her to give up Tom Cullen's name as the third scout.]]
9th Nov '16 10:42:10 PM TheGoodnight
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** Flagg calls together all of his followers to witness the protagonists' execution, allowing [[spoiler: the nuke to take out all those who remained loyal to Flagg]]. It's actually a quite typical sort of stand for the novel's underlying Christian theme: drawing evil's power through nonresistance, so that it destroys itself.
14th Oct '16 4:21:14 PM Farnham
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* InfantImmortality: Averted, since the flu doesn't spare the children. Even worse in the expanded edition, where a 4 year old boy who ''survives'' the plague ends up dying anyway when he falls down a well, breaks his legs, and starves to death.

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* InfantImmortality: Averted, since the flu doesn't spare the children. Even worse in the expanded edition, where a 4 year old 4-year-old boy who ''survives'' the plague ends up dying anyway when he falls down a well, breaks his legs, and starves to death.
10th Oct '16 5:44:35 AM Maxx_Crowley
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* InfantImmortality: Averted, since the flu doesn't spare the children. Even worse in the expanded edition, where a 10-year-old girl who ''survives'' the plague ends up dying anyway when she falls down a well, breaks her leg, and starves to death.

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* InfantImmortality: Averted, since the flu doesn't spare the children. Even worse in the expanded edition, where a 10-year-old girl 4 year old boy who ''survives'' the plague ends up dying anyway when she he falls down a well, breaks her leg, his legs, and starves to death.



* ShootTheShaggyDog: In-universe. A chapter is devoted to vignettes of plague survivors who succumbed to gruesome accidents because they were reckless and/or lacked the interpersonal support they could have expected from normal pre-plague society. One plague survivor is literally StuffedIntoTheFridge and dies of suffocation.

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* ShootTheShaggyDog: In-universe. A chapter is devoted to vignettes of plague survivors who succumbed to gruesome accidents because they were reckless and/or lacked the interpersonal support they could have expected from normal pre-plague society. One plague survivor is literally StuffedIntoTheFridge and dies of suffocation.starvation.
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.""]]
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