Talk:Randall Flagg

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Frequently asked questions (FAQ)
Q: I think George Stark/Andre Linoge/Pennywise is really Randall Flagg because he is an evil wizard/can shape-shift/wants world domination. Can I add that to the article?
A: The problem with this and any fan speculation is that it falls under original research. If Stephen King didn't explicitly confirm it, then it needs to be brought up in a reliable source. For example, while the character of Raymond Fiegler from Hearts in Atlantis was not identified by King as being a manifestation of Flagg, the connection was brought up in The Complete Stephen King Universe, a book written by Christopher Golden and Hank Wagner.
Q: When was it revealed that Walter o'Dim and Marten Broadcloak from The Dark Tower were manifestations of Randall Flagg?
A: It was revealed in Wizard and Glass that Marten was Flagg. When King revised The Gunslinger, he wrote that Walter was the same person as Marten. Later books in the series confirm that all three characters were one and the same.
Good article Randall Flagg has been listed as one of the Language and literature good articles under the good article criteria. If you can improve it further, please do so. If it no longer meets these criteria, you can reassess it.


I removed the comicbook image for the time being. Unfortunately, WP is clamping down on fair use images for featured articles. The first thing that will happen when we put it up for Featured status is that it will be considered 'decorative' and not adding anything to the article. There was a time when the article actually had quite a few illustrations, one of which was Flagg from the comics, and they were all removed.

As it is, I'm not even sure if the image of Walter will be permitted when the time comes even though that shows Flagg's second major persona. I won't stop anyone if they want to put it back, but an image of Flagg from the comic will be the first to go when it gets nominated again.--CyberGhostface (talk) 20:35, 5 March 2012 (UTC)

It's better to have no images than the klingon sorcerer who looks nothing like this description: "Later, he attributed Flagg to an image of a man walking the roads in cowboy boots, denim jeans, and a jacket, a notion which "came out of nowhere" when he was in college. Flagg's character and the nature of his evil have been the subject of considerable critical attention." — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:25, 21 September 2016 (UTC)

Well again the image of Flagg as a sorcerer is one of his major personas throughout the different books. He only has the denim outfit in a few of his appearances.--CyberGhostface (talk) 17:42, 19 June 2017 (UTC)

The Crimson King[edit]

Just wanted to let you all know that this article is looking great. I was hoping that whoever was working on this article could they do the same for the article on The Crimson King, Flagg's associate and master. The article is in a state of severe underdevelopment and needs to be expanded upon significantly.--Paleface Jack (talk) 17:30, 14 August 2017 (UTC)

I will try looking at it if I get some time but I don't think there's as much real-world information (I.e. King discussing his conception, general critical analysis) about the CK as there is for Flagg.--CyberGhostface (talk) 18:06, 14 August 2017 (UTC)