Jake Epping/Jake Chambers

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DStarnes

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Is Jake Epping a different life of Jake Chambers if he had never been hit by the Pusher and/or possibly after Jake Chambers meets with Eddie Dean and Susannah Dean as Roland approaches the Dark Tower? Could Jake Chambers have grown up due to an influence of his subconscious knowing that all stories are true and become an English teacher and therefore sparking the events of 11/22/63 through some line of the Tower?
 

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Is Jake Epping a different life of Jake Chambers if he had never been hit by the Pusher and/or possibly after Jake Chambers meets with Eddie Dean and Susannah Dean as Roland approaches the Dark Tower? Could Jake Chambers have grown up due to an influence of his subconscious knowing that all stories are true and become an English teacher and therefore sparking the events of 11/22/63 through some line of the Tower?
i accept this as a headcanon lol
 

Robert Gray

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It is an interesting thought, but I would guess no. The "tweener" concept, i.e. that there other versions of the same person on different levels of the Tower is well-established. However, these various other incarnations always seem to be very reflective of one another. There are small differences, but the core essence of said person appears to be the same. The two Jakes (no relation to the film of the same name) are very different people both in intellectual and emotional approach. Moreover, the Jake of New York (and eventually of Midworld) had the "touch" which Epping most certainly does not.

Jake Chambers is a highly emotional entity with a high degree of empathy. Jake Epping is the opposite. He is detached, almost clinical. That isn't to say he isn't a nice guy (he is nice and highly ethical), but it takes a special kind of person to do what he does in the manner that he goes about it. Roland's Jake is much more direct.
 

Aloysius Nell

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I don't see why. Just because his name is Jake? Eddie Dean isn't Eddie Kasbrak just because they share a name. (Heck, there were even two Eddies in the same book!)
I can think of 3 Joes in SK works without even trying. Patrick Hockstetters (2), several Davids, a few Steves... there's even another Roland. Not everyone can have a name like Rainbird, after all!

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