History WMG / TheStand

26th May '18 6:49:51 AM HazelMcCallister
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* Word of God is that ''The Stand'' is an analogue of ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', which casts Flagg in the role of Sauron. Also, Flagg may be a [[SatanicArchetype Satan figure]], but he isn't literally Satan. Melkor is.

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* Word of God is that ''The Stand'' is an analogue of ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', which casts Flagg in the role of Sauron. Also, Flagg may be a [[SatanicArchetype Satan figure]], but he isn't literally Satan. Melkor is.is.

[[WMG: Tom was directed to the spot where the Committee members crossed the washout.]]
By, of course, [[spoiler:Nick's ghost, who was aware of what happened to Stu in the same way that he was aware of when Flagg's searchers went after Tom]]. He didn't tell Tom exactly what to expect in this instance because preparing ahead of time wouldn't have been feasible, what with him being on the move and well away from the roads.
2nd May '18 5:45:27 PM Malady
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* Alternatively, he's Satan. While Nyarlathotep is the SatanicArchetype in the CthulhuMythos(which is pretty ironic), there's one difference between Nyarlathotep and Satan(besides their masters being [[BlueAndOrangeMorality wi]][[CosmicHorrorStory ld]][[AlmightyIdiot ly]] [[BlackAndWhiteMorality dif]][[DidYouJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu fer]][[TheOmniscient ent]]) is that Satan [[TheDevilIsALoser is pathetic on a fundamental level.]] Sure, Satan is portrayed as a MagnificentBastard, but only on an exterior level. Much like typical views of Satan, Randall Flagg is a psychopath who's a good manipulator, but fundamentally flawed [[spoiler:and got [[CurbStompBattle pwned at the end.]] ]]

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* Alternatively, he's Satan. While Nyarlathotep is the SatanicArchetype in the CthulhuMythos(which Franchise/CthulhuMythos (which is pretty ironic), there's one difference between Nyarlathotep and Satan(besides their masters being [[BlueAndOrangeMorality wi]][[CosmicHorrorStory ld]][[AlmightyIdiot ly]] [[BlackAndWhiteMorality dif]][[DidYouJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu fer]][[TheOmniscient ent]]) is that Satan [[TheDevilIsALoser is pathetic on a fundamental level.]] Sure, Satan is portrayed as a MagnificentBastard, but only on an exterior level. Much like typical views of Satan, Randall Flagg is a psychopath who's a good manipulator, but fundamentally flawed [[spoiler:and got [[CurbStompBattle pwned at the end.]] ]]
1st May '18 1:53:53 PM HazelMcCallister
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* Word of God is that ''The Stand'' is an analogue of ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', which casts Flagg in the role of Sauron.

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* Word of God is that ''The Stand'' is an analogue of ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', which casts Flagg in the role of Sauron. Also, Flagg may be a [[SatanicArchetype Satan figure]], but he isn't literally Satan. Melkor is.
26th Apr '18 6:02:32 PM HazelMcCallister
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* Mother Abagail does state directly that Flagg isn't Satan.



They are both the Satan figures of their respective works, and they share omnicidal tendencies.

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They are both the Satan figures of their respective works, and they share omnicidal tendencies.tendencies.
* Word of God is that ''The Stand'' is an analogue of ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', which casts Flagg in the role of Sauron.
27th Jan '18 9:18:01 PM nombretomado
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Seeing as he ''was'' MaxHeadroom, it seems reasonable to assume he would've seen that video at some point prior to doing ''Literature/TheStand'', and there are definitely similarities, particularly Trash's {{laugh|ingmad}}.

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Seeing as he ''was'' MaxHeadroom, Series/MaxHeadroom, it seems reasonable to assume he would've seen that video at some point prior to doing ''Literature/TheStand'', and there are definitely similarities, particularly Trash's {{laugh|ingmad}}.
7th Nov '17 4:23:23 PM Malady
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[[WMG: Randall Flagg was [[NeedfulThings Leland Gaunt]].]]

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[[WMG: Randall Flagg was [[NeedfulThings [[Literature/NeedfulThings Leland Gaunt]].]]
5th Jul '17 10:50:17 PM Mythology1
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[[WMG: Randall Flagg was Mother Abigail's brother in a past life.]]

When Flagg sends weasels to attack her, Mother Abigail said that something about Flagg reminded her of her brother Richard, who scared her by suggesting the weasel that bit her might be rabid. One of the aliases he goes by is Richard Freemantle, and Flagg later confirms that his real name is Richard . They could have retained that connection even as opposing good/evil forces.
16th May '17 4:52:42 PM nombretomado
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[[WMG: The Stand takes place in the TwinPeaks Verse.]]

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[[WMG: The Stand takes place in the TwinPeaks Series/TwinPeaks Verse.]]
13th Apr '17 5:39:06 PM nombretomado
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[[WMG: Randall Flagg is [[SlenderManMythos The Slender Man]].]]

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[[WMG: Randall Flagg is [[SlenderManMythos [[Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos The Slender Man]].]]
24th May '16 5:46:25 AM shade6116
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They are both the Satan figures of their respective works, and they share omnicidal tendecies.

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They are both the Satan figures of their respective works, and they share omnicidal tendecies.tendencies.
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