Is Tommy from Eyes of the Dragon in a way related to Tom Cullen from The Stand? In Eyes at the end Tommy and Dennis go South to find Flagg and at some point confront him again. Could it have been possible that something happened allowing Tommy to continue hunting for Flagg even after the confrontation? Maybe he found a way to hide his thoughts from Flagg somewhere along in that journey and that is why when we meet him in The Stand he is thought of as to be Mentally Challenged. Perhaps it is all just so that he could defeat Flagg with out being seen.