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%%* TheLonelyDoor: This novel is basically Roland and his new ka-tet slowly visiting a multitude of trans-dimensional doorways across a very lengthy stretch of beach.%%moved to subtrope, but does the "doorway" contain an actual door, or are they just pan-dimensional wormholes? Check with CoolGate before uncommenting

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%%* * TheLonelyDoor: This novel is basically Roland and his new ka-tet slowly visiting a multitude of trans-dimensional doorways doors across a very lengthy stretch of beach.%%moved to subtrope, but does beach. Doors standing alone on the "doorway" contain an actual door, or are they just pan-dimensional wormholes? Check sand, with CoolGate before uncommentinghinges attached to nothing, that still swing open when their knobs are turned.


%%* TheLonelyDoor: This novel is basically Roland and his new ka-tet slowly visiting a multitude of trans-dimensional doorways across a very lengthy stretch of beach.%%moved to subtrope, but does the "doorway" contain an actual door, or are they just pan-dimensional wormholes? Check with CoolGate before uncommenting



* PortalDoor: This novel is basically Roland and his new ka-tet slowly visiting a multitude of trans-dimensional doorways across a very lengthy stretch of beach.


* YourAnswerForEverything: While Henry is being held hostage, the mobsters holding him drag him into a game of Trivial Pursuit. He gives Music/JohnnyCash as the answer to every question, explaining that "Johnny Cash is everything." Eventually the gangsters give a question deliberately evoking Johnny Cash, [[SubvertedTrope only for Henry to reply]] [[FamousLastWords "Walter Brennon."]]

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* YourAnswerForEverything: While Henry is being held hostage, the mobsters holding him drag him into a game of Trivial Pursuit. He gives Music/JohnnyCash as the answer to every question, explaining that "Johnny Cash is everything." Eventually the gangsters give a question deliberately evoking Johnny Cash, [[SubvertedTrope only for Henry to reply]] [[FamousLastWords "Walter Brennon."]]Brennan."


* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: A brief line at the beginning reveals that Roland is in fact ''not'' the last Gunslinger alive, but prior to the Battle of Jericho Hill, various others "simply recanted the whole idea of the Tower" and abandoned Roland's group.



* SplitPersonality
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: After encountering and knocking out two policemen in 1977 New York (while in Jack Mort's body), Roland takes their guns, planning to give one to Eddie and one to Odetta. Somewhere along the line, he evidently forgets about this plan, although he wears the guns up to the time he returns through the door to his own world.

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* SplitPersonality
SplitPersonality: Odetta has multiple personalities pounced around her head.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: WhatHappenedToTheMouse:
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After encountering and knocking out two policemen in 1977 New York (while in Jack Mort's body), Roland takes their guns, planning to give one to Eddie and one to Odetta. Somewhere along the line, he evidently forgets about this plan, although he wears the guns up to the time he returns through the door to his own world.world.
** One of the mob henchmen guarding Eddie's brother only appears to be knocked out, yet the end of the scene implies that they've killed all of them.

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* SituationalHandSwitch: Due to an unfortunate encounter with "lobstrosities", Roland Deschain loses three fingers of his right hand. From that point forward he's strictly a left-handed shooter. The remaining members of his ka-tet inherit the use of his right-hand gun.


* FallOfTheHouseOfCards: Balazar's carefully constructed house of cards [[{{Foreshadowing}} collapses]] without him noticing when Eddie begins talking about Henry. One of Balazar's men notes that Balazar liked to create houses of cards, which often fell down for various reasons, but the one time Balazar ever became annoyed at it falling was when someone knocked it down deliberately (indeed, he immediately pulled a pistol out of his desk and shot the offending man).

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* FallOfTheHouseOfCards: Balazar's carefully constructed house of cards [[{{Foreshadowing}} collapses]] without him noticing when Eddie begins talking about Henry. One of Balazar's men notes that Balazar liked to create houses of cards, which often fell down for various reasons, but the one time Balazar ever became annoyed at it one falling was when someone knocked it down deliberately (indeed, he immediately pulled a pistol out of his desk and shot the offending man).


* FallOfTheHouseOfCards: Balazar's carefully constructed house of cards [[{{Foreshadowing}} collapses]] without him noticing when Eddie begins talking about Henry.

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* FallOfTheHouseOfCards: Balazar's carefully constructed house of cards [[{{Foreshadowing}} collapses]] without him noticing when Eddie begins talking about Henry. One of Balazar's men notes that Balazar liked to create houses of cards, which often fell down for various reasons, but the one time Balazar ever became annoyed at it falling was when someone knocked it down deliberately (indeed, he immediately pulled a pistol out of his desk and shot the offending man).


* HeroicBSOD: After taking his first sip of cola, Roland is so overwhelmed by the flavor that it clears all thoughts from his mind for a moment. He's quickly brought back to reality when he nearly chokes on an ice cube.

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* HeroicBSOD: After taking his first sip of cola, Roland is so overwhelmed by the flavor (specifically, the sweetness, as sugar was a rarity even before the world started to fade) that it clears all thoughts from his mind for a moment. He's quickly brought back to reality when he nearly chokes on an ice cube.


''The Drawing of the Three'' is Book II of ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'' series, published in 1987. It brings the action from a [[AfterTheEnd post-apocalyptic]] [[AnotherDimension other world]] to ours -- Roland Deschain, TheGunslinger, tries to draw a ''[[TrueCompanions ka-tet]]'' of three to join in his [[TheQuest quest]]: a drug addict, Eddie Dean; a woman with a SplitPersonality, Odetta Holmes/Detta Walker; and a man named Jack Mort.

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''The Drawing of the Three'' is Book II of ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'' ''Literature/TheDarkTower'' series, published in 1987. It brings the action from a [[AfterTheEnd post-apocalyptic]] [[AnotherDimension other world]] to ours -- Roland Deschain, TheGunslinger, tries to draw a ''[[TrueCompanions ka-tet]]'' of three to join in his [[TheQuest quest]]: a drug addict, Eddie Dean; a woman with a SplitPersonality, Odetta Holmes/Detta Walker; and a man named Jack Mort.

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* FlushTheEvidence: The flight crew thinks Eddie Dean is flushing evidence down the airplane toilet.

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** Roland [[BlackComedy jests after losing fingers on his right hand]] that at least he does so with his left hand.


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* YourAnswerForEverything: While Henry is being held hostage, the mobsters holding him drag him into a game of Trivial Pursuit. He gives Music/JohnnyCash as the answer to every question, explaining that "Johnny Cash is everything." Eventually the gangsters give a question deliberately evoking Johnny Cash, [[SubvertedTrope only for Henry to reply]] [[FamousLastWords "Walter Brennon."]]


* CoversAlwaysLie: the Signet mass market cover makes it look as though the three doors that connect Roland's world to Earth are all right next to each other in the middle of an overgrown field, which certainly would have made things easier for Roland since he wouldn't have to trek across miles of lobstrosity-infested beach.

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* CoversAlwaysLie: the The Signet mass market cover makes it look as though the three doors that connect Roland's world to Earth are all right next to each other in the middle of an overgrown field, which certainly would have made things easier for Roland since he wouldn't have to trek across miles of lobstrosity-infested beach.


* PoliceAreUseless: After getting duped by Roland and suffering nasty concussions, Officers Delevan and O'Mearah wake up and then proceed to speed to the drug store Roland is robbing... only for one of them to start shooting it up a shotgun regardless of whether civilians are still inside.

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* PoliceAreUseless: PoliceAreUseless:
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After getting duped by Roland and suffering nasty concussions, Officers Delevan and O'Mearah wake up and then proceed to speed to the drug store Roland is robbing... only for one of them to start shooting it up a shotgun regardless of whether civilians are still inside.


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Followed by ''Literature/TheWasteLands''

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To see the character sheet for the whole book series, go [[Characters/TheDarkTower here]].

Followed by ''Literature/TheWasteLands''''Literature/TheWasteLands''.

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