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Is Flagg the devil?


I thought that Flagg was the devil but now I am not sure. Tonight me and dad was watching The Stand. When Nadine walked into Flagg's camp it showed a roll a toilet paper. I am just wondering why the devil needs to use toilet paper.

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I thought that Flagg was the devil but now I am not sure. Tonight me and dad was watching The Stand. When Nadine walked into Flagg's camp it showed a roll a toilet paper. I am just wondering why the devil needs to use toilet paper.

No; Flagg is not Satan. Mother Abagail calls him 'the Devil's Imp' Then Nick still seems to have his doubts. A C&P of a post by yours truly in another thread on this subject:
Nick has expressed doubt that Flagg is real. Mother Abagail is speaking to him after saying that Flagg is definitely real.
"He ain't Satan," she said, "but he and Satan know of each other and have kept their councils together of old."


It is in Chapter 45 after Nick, Ralph and her have stayed up to talk after dinner.
Hope this helps.

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The show hints at it pretty strongly
"Pleased to meet you Lloyd, hope you'll guess my name"
But in the book it's explained that he's either an associate or servant.

I would suggest picking up The Dark Tower to learn more about Flagg's true background.

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I would suggest picking up The Dark Tower to learn more about Flagg's true background.
If this was directed at me, I have read the DT series. What are you trying to convey?

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It was directed at the OP. Calm down.

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It was directed at the OP. Calm down.
I see; thank you.

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Consider this - and I'm not trying to get you to believe in Christianity or the such - Christ was a man like all other men, except for in sin. His spirit was pure because He never committed a sin.

But that doesn't mean He never took a dump. He ate food and had to nourish His mortal body. Therefore He had bodily waste, plus sweat, plus mucus, plus all of the other things humans have. I'm sure at some point in His life He ripped one and someone said, "Who cut the Feta?"

If the devil were in human form, why wouldn't he be subjected to the same laws of the human form?

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Oh hell! LOL Laughing so hard at your explanation! Love it so much!

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Characteristic of Randall Flagg is his embodiment of evil. When King created the character, he based him around what he believed evil represented. To King, Flagg is ?somebody who?s very charismatic, laughs a lot, [is] tremendously attractive to men and women both, and [is] somebody who just appeals to the worst in all of us?.[32] This idea carries over into The Stand, in which Flagg first appears as the personification of evil opposing Mother Abagail (the personification of good). Character Tom Cullen ascribes to Flagg the ability to kill animals and inflict cancer at will, referring to him as the demon Legion,[33] while character Glen Bateman refers to him as the Lovecraftian entity Nyarlathotep (among other ancient names).[34] King wanted Flagg to embody a "gigantic evil", although he intended the character to weaken by the end of The Stand.[35] He said, "I think the Devil is probably a pretty funny guy. Flagg is like the archetype of everything that I know about real evil, going back all the way to Charles Starkweather in the '50s ? he is somebody who is empty and who has to be filled with other people's hates, fears, resentments, laughs. Flagg, Koresh, Jim Jones, Hitler ? they're all basically the same guy". Although Flagging was not intended to represent Satan, this did not detract from what King sees as his ultimate goal. He notes that no matter who sees him or how he is seen (Flagg appears differently to different individuals), his message is the same: "I know all the things that you want and I can give them to you and all you have to do is give me your soul".

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Characteristic of Randall Flagg is his embodiment of evil. When King created the character, he based him around what he believed evil represented. To King, Flagg is ?somebody who?s very charismatic, laughs a lot, [is] tremendously attractive to men and women both, and [is] somebody who just appeals to the worst in all of us?.[32] This idea carries over into The Stand, in which Flagg first appears as the personification of evil opposing Mother Abagail (the personification of good). Character Tom Cullen ascribes to Flagg the ability to kill animals and inflict cancer at will, referring to him as the demon Legion,[33] while character Glen Bateman refers to him as the Lovecraftian entity Nyarlathotep (among other ancient names).[34] King wanted Flagg to embody a "gigantic evil", although he intended the character to weaken by the end of The Stand.[35] He said, "I think the Devil is probably a pretty funny guy. Flagg is like the archetype of everything that I know about real evil, going back all the way to Charles Starkweather in the '50s ? he is somebody who is empty and who has to be filled with other people's hates, fears, resentments, laughs. Flagg, Koresh, Jim Jones, Hitler ? they're all basically the same guy". Although Flagging was not intended to represent Satan, this did not detract from what King sees as his ultimate goal. He notes that no matter who sees him or how he is seen (Flagg appears differently to different individuals), his message is the same: "I know all the things that you want and I can give them to you and all you have to do is give me your soul".
Is this from wiki?

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Yes. From an interview he did

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Funny that you mention the toilet paper. I recently re-watched the miniseries and I've watched it many times over the years since it first premiered on TV....but today when I finished the final installment...it was the first time I ever noticed the roll of toilet paper there in the camp!

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Basically the devil. There's a greater Evil out there, Flagg's master, but for all intents in purposes of a devil as we conceive one, that's Flagg (and all his other manifestations.)

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In the series they state that he is an "apostate demon". Presumably a demon who defected from Lucifer to go and freelance.

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If i remember right in the book he survives Vegas and ends up on a different continent somehow,

A human would not be able to do that.

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