Randall Flagg

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Randall Flagg is a fictional character created by American author Stephen King, who has appeared in at least nine of his novels.wikipedia
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The Dark Tower (2017 film)

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Aside from King's novels, Flagg was featured in a television miniseries adaptation of The Stand, in which he was portrayed by Jamey Sheridan, and The Dark Tower film adaptation, in which he was portrayed by Matthew McConaughey.
An adaptation and continuation of Stephen King's novel series of the same name, the film stars Idris Elba as Roland Deschain, a gunslinger on a quest to protect the Dark Tower—a mythical structure which supports all realities—while Matthew McConaughey plays his nemesis, Walter Padick (The Man in Black) and Tom Taylor stars as Jake Chambers, a boy who becomes Roland's apprentice.

Roland Deschain

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Flagg was a primary antagonist in King's epic series, The Dark Tower, who tries to keep protagonist Roland Deschain from reaching the Tower—the linchpin of existence—so he can claim it for himself and become a god.
Roland becomes a gunslinger at the unheard-of age of 14 after being manipulated into taking the "trial of manhood" by Marten Broadcloak, his father's adviser and an alias of Randall Flagg.

The Stand (1994 miniseries)

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Aside from King's novels, Flagg was featured in a television miniseries adaptation of The Stand, in which he was portrayed by Jamey Sheridan, and The Dark Tower film adaptation, in which he was portrayed by Matthew McConaughey.
The survivors soon begin having visions, either from kindly Mother Abagail (Ruby Dee) or from the demonic Randall Flagg (Jamey Sheridan).

Jamey Sheridan

Aside from King's novels, Flagg was featured in a television miniseries adaptation of The Stand, in which he was portrayed by Jamey Sheridan, and The Dark Tower film adaptation, in which he was portrayed by Matthew McConaughey.
In 1994 he played the character of Randall Flagg in the miniseries adaptation of Stephen King's The Stand.

List of The Stand characters

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Flagg plans to attack and destroy a rival emerging civilization—Mother Abagail's Free Zone in Boulder, Colorado—to become the dominant society in the former United States.
She is one of the 0.6% of the population that is immune to the Captain Trips virus and initially appears to some of the plague survivors in their dreams, drawing them to her, just as Randall Flagg (also known as the "Dark Man") draws the evil survivors to him.

The Dark Man (poem)

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King first wrote the poem "The Dark Man" in college, about an unnamed man who rides the rails and confesses to murder and rape.
It served as the genesis for the character of Randall Flagg.

The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla

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The "Argument", a summary of the series thus far, beginning Wolves of the Calla—the fifth novel in the series—notes that Flagg is known as Broadcloak, Fannin and John Farson, depending on the world in which he lives.
After escaping the alternate Topeka and the evil wizard Walter O'Dim and weathering the starkblast, Roland's ka-tet begin to sense they are being followed in their travels.

The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three

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Flagg appears briefly in a flashback in the second installment of the Dark Tower series, The Drawing of the Three.
The book begins less than seven hours after the end of The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger after The Man in Black has described The Gunslinger's fate using tarot cards.

The Eyes of the Dragon

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He makes his second appearance in The Eyes of the Dragon as an evil wizard trying to plunge the fictional medieval city of Delain into chaos.

The Dark Tower (series)

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He has a variety of names, usually with the initial letters "R. F." but with occasional exceptions, such as Walter o'Dim (originally envisioned by King as a separate character) in The Dark Tower series and Marten Broadcloak. In the city of Lud, Flagg saves Tick-Tock Man Andrew Quick, an enemy of Roland's ka-tet left for dead in an earlier confrontation.
Among his many enemies on the way are The Man in Black, Mordred, and The Crimson King.

The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass

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The character returns in the fourth book, Wizard and Glass, as Marten Broadcloak.
Links between these books also include the following reference to The Walkin' Dude from The Stand on page 95, "Someone had spray-painted over both signs marking the ramp's ascending curve. On the one reading St. Louis 215, someone had slashed watch out for the walking dude", among others.

Matthew McConaughey

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Aside from King's novels, Flagg was featured in a television miniseries adaptation of The Stand, in which he was portrayed by Jamey Sheridan, and The Dark Tower film adaptation, in which he was portrayed by Matthew McConaughey.
McConaughey starred as Walter Padick in the 2017 Stephen King adaptation The Dark Tower, which received negative reactions from the critics.

Crimson King

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In flashbacks Flagg assumes the identity of Marten Broadcloak, a wizard who conspires with the Crimson King to cause the fall of the Dark Tower.
In the one-shot comic The Dark Tower: The Sorcerer, Randall Flagg and the Pink Grapefruit (one of the thirteen Bends o' the Rainbow) refer to the Crimson King as their cousin.

Donald DeFreeze

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King initially cited Donald DeFreeze, primary kidnapper of Patty Hearst, as his inspiration for Flagg.
As stated by Stephen King in his book Danse Macabre, he was one of the sources of the recurrent character Randall Flagg:

Hearts in Atlantis

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In Hearts in Atlantis (1999), Raymond Fiegler is identified near the novel's end as leader of an activist group when he prevents Carol Gerber from retrieving an unexploded bomb on a college campus.
Willie also keeps a scrapbook about her: her involvement in activist groups became increasingly militant under the guidance of a Svengali-like leader named Raymond Fiegler (a name with the initials R.F., suggesting that he is Randall Flagg).

The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower

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In The Dark Tower, Flagg indicates that he is not John Farson, but served under him until the latter's downfall.
Walter (known in other stories as Randall Flagg) plans to slay Mordred and use the birthmark on Mordred's heel to gain access to the Tower, but he is easily slain by the infant when Mordred sees through his lies.

The Stand (upcoming miniseries)

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In September 2019, it was announced that Swedish actor Alexander Skarsgård was cast as Randall Flagg in the upcoming CBS All Access miniseries adaptation of The Stand.
The Stand is described as "King's apocalyptic vision of a world decimated by plague and embroiled in an elemental struggle between good and evil. The fate of mankind rests on the frail shoulders of the 108-year-old Mother Abigail and a handful of survivors. Their worst nightmares are embodied in a man with a lethal smile and unspeakable powers: Randall Flagg, the Dark Man."

Father Callahan

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In Wolves of the Calla, Flagg makes a brief appearance as Walter o'Dim when Father Callahan arrives in Roland's world.
After his death, he wakes up in the Way Station, where he encounters Walter o'Dim who gives him Black Thirteen, one of the "Bends" in the Wizard's Rainbow.

List of The Dark Tower characters

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In the city of Lud, Flagg saves Tick-Tock Man Andrew Quick, an enemy of Roland's ka-tet left for dead in an earlier confrontation.
In his home world, he dies at the hands of Jack Mort (who Jake initially believes is Walter) and ends up in Roland's world as a result.

The Stand

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Flagg first appeared in The Stand as a demonic figure who wreaks havoc after a plague kills most of the population. Character Tom Cullen ascribes to Flagg the ability to kill animals and inflict cancer at will, referring to him as the demon Legion, while character Glen Bateman refers to him as the Lovecraftian entity Nyarlathotep, among other ancient names.
Meanwhile, another group of survivors is drawn to Las Vegas by Randall Flagg, an evil being with supernatural powers.

The Dark Tower: The Wind Through the Keyhole

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In 2013, King published a new story from The Dark Tower entitled The Wind Through the Keyhole.
On their way, they pass through a town known as Serenity, a community of women where Roland's mother lived after suffering a mental breakdown following her affair with Marten Broadcloak, an alias of the sorcerer Randall Flagg and Roland's nemesis.

Alexander Skarsgård

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In September 2019, it was announced that Swedish actor Alexander Skarsgård was cast as Randall Flagg in the upcoming CBS All Access miniseries adaptation of The Stand.
On September 11 of that year it was announced that Skarsgård was cast as Randall Flagg in the upcoming miniseries of Stephen King's The Stand.

The Dark Tower: The Sorcerer

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In April 2009, Marvel released a single-issue comic written by Robin Furth and illustrated by Richard Isanove entitled The Dark Tower: Sorcerer, which focused on the character of Marten Broadcloak-Walter o'Dim.
Unlike the previous three story arcs, which follow Roland Deschain and his ka-tet, The Sorcerer follows the life and motives of The Dark Tower villain Marten Broadcloak.

Nyarlathotep

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Character Tom Cullen ascribes to Flagg the ability to kill animals and inflict cancer at will, referring to him as the demon Legion, while character Glen Bateman refers to him as the Lovecraftian entity Nyarlathotep, among other ancient names.

Jasper Pääkkönen

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In 2019, Finnish actor Jasper Pääkkönen was announced as playing the role of Marten Broadcloak for Amazon Prime Video's upcoming television adaptation of The Dark Tower.