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Who can take Roland (Dark Tower) in a street fight?

Discussion in 'General Discussion & Questions' started by Kingunlucky, Aug 22, 2016.

  1. Kingunlucky

    Kingunlucky Well-Known Member

    Okay so question...and its one I was conversing with a friend of mine.

    Don't worry this isn't strictly a DT question.

    We all of course read and write for the story and characters, the emotions. THE GOOD STUFF and not mindless violence...well when there is no reason to care behind it.

    But this just was a weird topic that came up.

    Its a very pointless question but we need it answered. Is there any human character in the works of Stephen King that can take Roland (at his best-not sick, well fed and not missing fingers) in a head on fist fight? No magic or psychic powers or any of that. Not a gun fight either obviously as I'm well convinced Roland might be unbeatable then.

    So simple question

    In a straight up street fight (in say a bar) can any other human King character beat Roland?
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2016
  2. staropeace

    staropeace Richard Bachman's love child

    Our Lois in Insomnia. She can kick ass with the best of them.
  3. Steffen

    Steffen Well-Known Member

    Nobody. No one. King wrote about this in the last book I believe - when Susannah and Roland we're trying to survive out in the wilderness. She kept thinking how for everything they'd been through, she had never seen Roland hit rock bottom, and wondered just what it would take to break him. Roland is our rock: immovable, unshakeable, impervious to the forces of nature or any otherworldy creature. Sorry to go on so long about this, but MY Gunslinger bows for nothing and no one!
  4. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    Yep. Unbowed, unbent, unbroken (to steal a tagline from Game of Thrones).
  5. mal

    mal Well-Known Member

    No one except one person, the toughest, Chuck Norris. They found out that the cure for cancer was Chuck Norris's tears, but Chuck don't cry.
  6. I agree :) If it needs to be done, Lois can do it! :)

    If not Lois, maybe Nettie Cobb or Dale Barbara.
  7. Senor_Biggles

    Senor_Biggles Well-Known Member

    That’s a hell of a question.

    John Rainbird. He’d have to a fighting chance at least.
  8. Out of Order

    Out of Order Need More Time

  9. Cowboy

    Cowboy Lesser-Known Member

    That person or thing has not been created that could defeat the gunslinger.
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    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...if there's a well nearby, my money's on Ms. Claiborne.....
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  11. not_nadine

    not_nadine Comfortably Roont

    No one.

    They would have one second to think how much of a fool they were to try.

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    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...and I can't vote for the slobbery old St. Bernard-since you said "human".....
  13. Kingunlucky

    Kingunlucky Well-Known Member

    I don't know.

    I think most people....could take Cujo. If you eliminate Tad from the situation anyway. All you'd have to do is kill a very angry St Bernard or break its leg (not friendly imagery but just thinking of how to get out alive)and then get shots so ya dont get rabies, right? I think most people could survive that scenario.

    Be they Roland or one of us.

    Course I haven't read Cujo...seen the movie and I know its implied he was more then just a normal rabid dog but just playing devil's advocate here.

    lol I'd say run but you wouldn't get very far if you didn't hurt, kill or trap him.
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2016
  14. muskrat

    muskrat Dis-Member

    Maybe Steven Deschain? In his prime? Kind of hard to beat yer old man, especially when he's a gunslinger too.
  15. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    Rhea of the Coos? (Dives for cover)
  16. not_nadine

    not_nadine Comfortably Roont

    He'd break him down with words first, with what he knew. And catch him off guard?
  17. not_nadine

    not_nadine Comfortably Roont

    oops. Edit with no asterisk. (thanks dana jean) :culpability:
    Quoted myself for some reason.
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2016
  18. mjs9153

    mjs9153 Peripherally known member..

    Cort hooked him up for most of his life,until he became a full fledged gunslinger..that was a great fight. Most of us mortals wouldn't stand much of a chance,but how about Wolf? He was semi human,right?Does he count?And let's not forget John Coffey,properly motivated,he could probably turn Roland into a grease stain on the carpet..

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...in KRF's absence, allow me....."that bit*h!"...
  20. Kingunlucky

    Kingunlucky Well-Known Member


    Wolf can't count.

    The rule was no special abilities or powers or magic or psychics. You need to be a normal mortal either from our world or mid world or any other parallel world King has created and if you have any form of power such as the shine or telekinesis they'd be turned off in this fight.

    Just a normal street fight in a normal bar against Roland.

    No guns or knives either of course.

    But I'd say picking up whatever would be close is fine such as stools, beer bottles, pool cues etc.

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