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He is a man who lacks imagination, and this is one of the stated reasons for his survival against all odds: he can not imagine anything other than surviving to find the Tower.
Through these doors, Roland draws companions who will join him on his quest, as the Man In Black foretold. The first to be drawn is Eddie Dean, a drug addict and a first-time cocaine mule.
Eddie lives with his older brother and fellow junkie Henry, whom Eddie reveres despite the corrupting influence Henry has had upon his life. Roland helps Eddie fight off a gang of mobsters for whom he was transporting the cocaine, but not before Eddie discovers that Henry has died from an overdose of heroin in the company of the aforementioned mobsters after which the mobsters decide to chop off Henry's head.
It is because of Eddie's heroin addiction that he is termed 'The Prisoner' the inscription above the door Roland draws Eddie from.
Roland also acquires medicine for his infection during the trip to Eddie's world, but this only temporarily quells the fever. Eddie passes through the door into Roland's world, and faces heroin withdrawal symptoms, but despite his suffering, he also shows an affinity for the way of the gun—and a good deal of what Roland calls 'steel'.
Unwillingly at first, Eddie becomes Roland's companion through Mid-World, and he soon falls in love with Susannah, the next member of Roland's ka-tet.
Eddie and Susannah consider themselves husband and wife, although they never formally marry. In the final novel, during the attack on Algul Siento, Eddie is shot and killed by Pimli Prentiss, the master of the establishment.
Roland also notes that Eddie's character strongly resembles that of Cuthbert, a gunslinger of Roland's past, and one of Roland's greatest friends.
Also hailing from New York City, Susannah is a black woman although as a woman of , she prefers the term " Negro " over the term considered appropriate in Eddie's time, " Black " with two major afflictions: her legs below the knees were severed in a subway accident, and a childhood head injury left her with dual personalities , which Eddie incorrectly labels schizophrenia.
She is "The Lady of Shadows", the second companion predicted by Walter to be drawn into Roland's world via the mysterious doors.
Initially, her dominant personality is that of Odetta Susannah Holmes, a well-mannered but priggish woman active in the civil rights movement.
At times, however, she is taken over by Detta Susannah Walker—murderously psychotic, incredibly crafty, completely unbreakable—whom neither Eddie nor Roland can control.
Neither Odetta nor Detta are aware of the existence of the other, and confabulate memories for the periods when they are not the dominant personality.
Roland manages to resolve these personalities by forcing Detta to look through the third door while he himself looks out of it, forcing Detta and Odetta to see themselves for what they really are, and almost kill each other upon realising their presence.
However, Odetta chooses to embrace Detta, and the personalities are integrated into a single, far more balanced individual, known as Susannah Dean, Eddie's wife, although they were never formally married.
Susannah has access to the memories and personalities of both Holmes and Walker, and can call upon their skills and temperaments at will.
During the drawing of Jake, she submits to sex with the demon of the doorway in order to distract it and afterwards, she becomes pregnant.
Susannah shares the experience of her pregnancy with a demon-turned-mortal named Mia, resulting in Susannah housing yet another personality in her mind.
Mia takes over Susannah's body and melds with it, giving her legs for a short while and runs in it to yet another when of New York, this one circa , to give birth to the demon child.
Susannah is the last member of Roland's ka-tet to leave him and the only one to survive in a Keystone world , having been given the chance to return to another form of Eddie and Jake in a parallel world.
Jake Chambers is an eleven-year-old boy from the New York of , and is considered by Roland to be his "true son". Jake's given name is John, but he prefers to be known by Jake, and is called "'Bama" by his housekeeper, who is far closer to him than his parents.
In his home world, he dies at the hands of Jack Mort who Jake initially believes is Walter and ends up in Roland's world as a result.
The gunslinger and the boy travel together in pursuit of the Man in Black, developing a strong bond along the way. However, in order to reach the Man in Black, Roland lets Jake fall to his death.
The child Roland allowed to die reappears in Roland's mind in The Waste Lands resulting in a paradox. Since Roland in The Drawing of the Three prevented Mort from shoving Jake into traffic, he never died, therefore he never appeared in Mid-World and was never left to die under the mountains.
Jake and Roland, however, can remember both timelines, and the knowledge is slowly driving them insane. In the first half of The Waste Lands , Roland's ka-tet figure out a way to draw Jake into Mid-world, where he belongs an action which finishes the real Drawing of the Three, Jack Mort never having been intended to join the ka-tet.
Eddie is driven to whittle a key out of wood as they approach a Speaking Ring, where Eddie draws another door into the ground, this one guarded by an invisible demon.
Susannah distracts the demon by allowing it to copulate with her, while Eddie perfects the key and uses it to open the door.
On the other side, Jake has been led by the younger version of Eddie who lived in that when to a haunted house indeed, Eddie has vague memories of the encounter himself , filled with evil spirits and a horrendous gate-keeper.
Jake, with some timely assistance from Roland, fights through them to reach the door. Once the boy is in Mid-World again, Roland's and Jake's memories are merged and their descent into insanity abated.
On the journey, Jake befriends a billy-bumbler who he calls Oy, who provides comfort for the boy on his quest. While crossing the desolate city of Lud, Jake is kidnapped by a deranged resident of the city.
He allows himself to be taken in exchange for the rest of the group's safe passage, and Roland promises to come for Jake, despite having to abandon him temporarily.
Despite the danger it poses, he rescues Jake with the help of Oy, reaffirming the father-son bond that has grown between them.
Like Eddie and Susannah, Jake shows amazing aptitude to the way of a gunslinger. Jake is the second member of the ka-tet to die, when he sacrifices himself to save Stephen King as a character in the series from certain death by putting himself between King and the van meant to take his life.
By the end of the tale Jake has died a total of three times. An alternate version of Jake is encountered later by Susannah Dean; in this world, he and Eddie are brothers, with the last name Toren.
Roland also notes that Jake strongly resembles Alain, another gunslinger, in his stable, reserved personality and talent with a psychic skill referred to as "the touch.
Oy is a "billy-bumbler," a strange creature found in Roland Deschain 's world. King describes Oy in the "Argument", or foreword, of the fourth book, Wizard and Glass —"Bumblers, which look like a combination of badger, raccoon, and dog, have a limited speaking ability".
Regarding Oy's appearance, by far the most frequently described feature throughout the series is his large, "bright"  almost glowing, "intelligent, gold-ringed eyes",  though King also frequently refers to the creature's "disproportionately long,  " "surprisingly graceful neck".
At the time of their meeting, Roland concedes that Oy may quite possibly be meant as another member of their ka-tet.
Later, in the 6th book, this is confirmed when the Tet Corporation forms as the association of "Deschain, Dean, Dean, Chambers, and Oy.
Oy develops emotions and even a sense of humanity beyond that of his ability to replicate some words that the others speak. Oy is often referred as the smartest bumbler that characters have seen since the world had moved on.
Oy provides a much-needed shelter from the harsh nature of the quest for Jake, often playing with him or providing moments of lightheartedness to the ka-tet.
His deep loyalty to his friend saves Jake's life several times, and he remains part of Roland's ka-tet even after the boy dies, as a final request from Jake.
Oy is killed in the last Dark Tower book. He saves Roland's life by attacking Mordred, who came to kill Roland in his sleep. Mordred snaps Oy's back and impales him on a tree limb while the bumbler is defending his friend, but Oy finds enough strength to lick Roland's hand one time before he dies.
Stephen King hints that Oy will be found in the same universe that Susannah travels to and will be in some form of a dog with "odd, gold-ringed eyes and a bark that eerily resembles human speech.
Cuthbert is Roland Deschain's childhood best friend, and a member of his original ka-tet. Roland and Cuthbert are described as having been playing together since they were toddlers.
Cuthbert, often called Bert, is first featured in The Gunslinger, but he does not play a major role in the series until Wizard and Glass, the fourth volume in the series.
Cuthbert is characterized by his outwardly flippant, care-free view of the world. He constantly makes jokes, often testing the nerves of his companions.
He is notably skilled with a sling-shot: it is said that he could 'take a bird on the wing at 50 yards' with it. This is a skill that comes in handy on many occasions in Mejias when the boys cannot openly carry their guns.
Cuthbert is quick-witted and sometimes has a way with words—his proclivity for words can be noticed as he often stops to repeat and muse over phrases he finds to be nice and 'round'.
Physically, Cuthbert is described as being trim and tall with shoulder-length dark hair and dark eyes. During the battle of Jericho Hill, Cuthbert is shot through the eye by an arrow fired by Randall Flagg.
Alain is one of Roland's original ka-tet , and along with the gunslinger and Cuthbert is evacuated to Mejias in Wizard, and Glass for safety, due to the ongoing war against John Farson.
Alain is strong in the 'touch', which is the mid-world term for a combination of telepathy, precognition, and hypersensitivity to the guiding hand of Ka.
Alain is described as being stout with blond hair. He is calm, reserved and often plays the role of level-headed mediator between ever pragmatic Roland and ostensibly care-free Cuthbert—particularly when Susan Delgado is seen to be interfering with Roland's decision making.
Shortly before the battle of Jericho Hill, the last stand by the gunslingers of Gilead against Farson's men, Alain was accidentally killed by Roland and Cuthbert, who mistook him for an assassin in the night.
Jamie De Curry was a member of Roland Deschain's original ka-tet. He grew up and trained with Roland under Cort and Vannay in Gilead.
He was the first to discover Roland's plan to attempt to finish his training by fighting Cort, their veteran teacher at the unprecedented age of He is characterized by a birthmark on his face, leading some in Gilead to refer to him as "Jamie of the marked face.
It's stated by Roland that as a child he excelled in archery—the use of a bow and 'bah' crossbow —far more so than Roland himself, although by the time of the Battle of Jericho Hill he is a Gunslinger, like the rest of Roland's ka-tet.
Jamie figures prominently in the novel The Wind Through the Keyhole , traveling with Roland to investigate rumors of a shape-changing "skin-man" that is attacking a frontier town.
In this novel, his birthmark is described as being a deep red one on his hand, making it appear as if it has been dipped in blood, and he has the nickname "Jamie Red-Hand.
Not much is known about Thomas Whitman. He is only briefly mentioned in The Gunslinger as one of Roland Deschain's childhood friends who studied under Cort.
He is shown in several installments of the The Gunslinger comic series. He is shown to have a lean build with short, black hair.
In the Battle of Jericho Hill, he and several other Gunslingers are killed by a flamethrower. She is a resident of Hambry, in the Barony of Mejis, where the year-old Roland and his ka-tet have been sent for their own safety.
Susan's father was purportedly killed in a horseback riding accident, which Susan later learned was a murder premeditated by the town's leadership.
Shortly before Roland's arrival, Susan has been cajoled by her aunt Cordelia into becoming a concubine, or "gilly", for Mejis' mayor, Hart Thorin.
Although Susan is to be paid for her services, she is a recognized consort and any heir she bears to the heretofore-childless Thorin will be considered legitimate.
Before consummating her relationship with Thorin, however, she falls in love with Roland and becomes involved in the young gunslinger's plans to prevent John Farson from using an oilfield near Hambry to supply his troops with crude oil.
When Roland and his friends are framed for Thorin's murder and arrested, she breaks them out of jail and helps them escape Hambry. Before she can flee, however, she is captured, brought back to town, and publicly burned at the stake as an alleged accomplice in the murder.
At the time, she is already pregnant with Roland's first child. Roland is devastated by her death—not just because of his love for her—but because, when confronted with the choice of returning for her or setting out for the Dark Tower and thus saving all of creation, he chose the Tower, thus condemning her to death.
He is a powerful "Breaker", a psychic, whose extraordinary powers as a facilitator are sought by the Crimson King so he can hasten the destruction of the beams and Dark Tower.
Ted arrives in the Devar-Toi , the prison camp where the Breakers are held, in , and with help from Roland's old friend from Mejis, Sheemie Ruiz, soon escapes the Devar-Toi and enters the Connecticut of , which is when the story of "Low Men in Yellow Coats" takes place.
After his adventure in Connecticut, the low men capture and smuggle him back to the Devar-Toi via the Dixie Pig and Thunderclap Station.
Ted meets Roland and his ka-tet in the final novel of the series, and he, Dinky Earnshaw, and the newly revealed psychic Sheemie assist the ka-tet in the attack on the Devar-Toi and ultimately succeed in obliterating the low men and the taheen.
After Roland, Jake, and Oy travel to the Maine of to prevent Stephen King from dying, Ted and his friends escort Susannah Dean to Fedic Station, and Ted, along with a handful of the other Breakers depart for the Callas, where they hope to first find redemption from the Calla folken and then return to America via the Doorway Cave.
Sheemie, introduced in Wizard and Glass , was a mildly mentally handicapped tavern boy at a saloon in Hambry. Sheemie assisted Roland and his first ka-tet in preventing the followers of John Farson , and more specifically, the Crimson King, from reviving the Great Old Ones' war machines, later following the group back to Gilead.
Sheemie joined Roland's ka-tet briefly and helped the gunslingers ward off the Crimson King's followers until he and his mule Capi mysteriously disappeared.
However, while Roland assumes Sheemie is dead, he is not; he had been captured by the low men and taken to the Devar-Toi, the Breaker prison, because of his telepathic abilities, which remained unknown to Roland's ka-tet.
He reappears in the series' final novel and assists the new ka-tet in defeating the low men and the taheen. However, during the battle, he steps on a piece of glass, causing an infection accelerated by the "poison air" around Thunderclap.
While escorting Susannah to Fedic on the train, he dies of blood poisoning. Although Susannah never learns this, she is indirectly responsible for his death, as it is her bullet that breaks the glass out of his window, causing it to be there for him to step on.
Sharpton who was the head of a North Central Positronics subsidiary. However, when Dinky discovered what Sharpton was truly using him for, he killed Sharpton.
Unfortunately, the low men captured him and transported him to the Devar-Toi, where he later met Ted Brautigan and Sheemie Ruiz.
The three joined forces with Roland and his ka-tet in the final novel of the series and they helped to defeat the Devar-Toi's guards.
Donald Frank Callahan is the "damned" priest who first appeared in the novel 'Salem's Lot. He makes his first appearance in the Dark Tower series in Wolves of the Calla , although his involvement in the series was hinted at in the afterword to Wizard and Glass.
After being marked by the vampire Kurt Barlow , and therefore forced out of his church, Father Callahan spends time volunteering in a homeless shelter.
Callahan made it a goal to get even with the vampires for what they did to him and his friend, who contracted HIV after being bitten by a vampire. He is aided in this by his ability to spot the vampires; since Jerusalem's Lot and the forced ingestion of some of the vampire Barlow's blood he has been able to recognize vampires on sight.
He becomes a partial member of the ka-tet, assisting the ka-tet in the Battle against the Wolves and Susannah's rescue mission from New York, and sacrificing himself so that Jake may live in the final stand in The Dark Tower VII against the can-toi low men and vampires.
For the second time, Callahan kills himself before allowing himself to fall at the hands of the vampires. Patrick appears in Insomnia as a promising child artist, then again at the end of the Dark Tower series as a young adult artist with enough talent to shape the real world as he sees fit.
As a young boy, he was prophesied to save two men in the future. He drew pictures of Roland and the roses as well. In the Dark Tower series, he was kept imprisoned for an unknown amount of time by the psychic vampire Dandelo and was rescued by Susannah and Roland.
Patrick draws a door that allows Susannah to enter a parallel world, and later draws and erases a picture of the Crimson King, causing him to disappear from the Tower so that Roland can safely enter it.
When Roland Deschain came to River Crossing, she was years old. She and the people of River Crossing provided food and shelter for the ka-tet while they were on their way to Lud.
Talitha gave her cross to Roland to lay at the base of the Dark Tower. When Roland came to the Dark Tower, Talitha Unwin was one of the names that he called out and he remembered to place her cross at its base.
Teacher of Roland's original ka-tet. Roland earned his guns by defeating him with the hawk David, who was mortally wounded in that battle.
After Roland's challenge, Cort laid in his cabin for a week in a coma, being tended by two nurses. Cort was often rough handed with his students, using physical punishment and denial of food to punish mistakes.
He also fancied calling the prospective gunslingers "maggots". According to Roland, he is murdered soon after Roland's class graduates.
He acts as a sort of a spiritual guide to Roland throughout the series, his voice and teachings popping up in the Gunslinger's mind every so often as Roland needs to reflect upon his training.
Also known as "Vannay the Wise", he was the other primary tutor of Roland's ka-tet and of apprentice gunslingers.
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Roland wins his guns, but the price is high. Over the course of the story, Roland transforms from the dinh of a faithful ka-tet to a war-hardened loner, searching for the Dark Tower and for his ultimate enemies—a many-faced sorcerer and his master, an immortal were-spider who wants nothing less than to destroy the Tower and swallow the wreckage of the multiverse.