Stephen King’s characters and monsters live in a multiverse known as the Macroverse, and some characters connect different stories.
All Stephen KingThe stories live in a multiverse, called the Macroverse, and many of them have different connections to each other through characters, events, etc., but it can be difficult to follow this vast universe with timelines. and different sizes. For decades, Stephen King has terrorized generations of readers with a variety of horror, suspense, and sci-fi novels and short stories, rightfully earning the name “King of Horror,” and those- These are all contained within the Macroverse, though some live in certain timelines and dimensions that make this multiverse of King stories a bit difficult to follow.
Stephen King’s horror writing career began in 1974 with the publication of Carrieand though it was a hit (but mostly thanks to Brian de Palma’s adaptation two years later), the novel that established King as a preeminent author in the horror genre was the brilliantin 1977. Since then, King has explored a variety of scenarios, creatures, monsters (both human and supernatural), and fears, and over time all have formed a multiverse known as the Macroverse, and through this, the presence of supernatural creatures like IT have been explained, although there are still many mysteries surrounding the Macroverse.
Many details about the origin of the Macroverse and more can be found in The dark tower novels, and according to these, it all started with the Prim, which is “the darkness behind everything”. From this arose the metaphysical entity Gan (also known as God or Other), who created the universes and infinite alternate universes that the Dark Tower holds in place. The tower is supported by six beams, which are in turn guarded by twelve guardians: hare, bear, horse, dog, eagle, elephant, rat, wolf, turtle, fish, bat and lion. The turtle is none other than Maturin, a huge turtle who by nature was kind, wise, compassionate and benevolent, but he slept a lot and retreated into his shell and rarely came out – except when he had a stomach ache, and one of those These made him vomit the mainstream universe, where most of King’s stories take place.
IT, Maturin’s natural enemy and one of the most mysterious creatures in King’s universe, exists in a void within the Macroverse, as his true form is still unknown, but he is described as a mass of lights. swirling, destructive oranges known as “deadlights”. HE arrived on Earth in a massive cataclysmic event and landed in North America, specifically the area that would become Derry, Maine. Other notable locations in the mainstream/Prime Earth universe are the Jerusalem Lot, Castle Rock, Haven, and Shawshank State Prison, and IT is one of the creatures that ties many of King’s works together. by subtle references or appearances. For example, in The TommyknockersTommy sees”a clown with shiny silver dollars for eyes” driving through Maine, there is a “Pennywise Lives” graffiti in Dream Catcherand characters like THIS’s Bev Marsh and Richie Tozier also appear or are mentioned in other stories. Another great character that ties together different stories in the Macroverse is Randall Flagg, also known as Walter o’Dim and The Man in Black, considered the main antagonist of King’s multiverse, who has even been the hidden villain in some stories, such as Carrieas it is implied that he is the real father of the main character.
Ultimately, it’s all tied to the Dark Tower due to the Macroverse’s origin, and while the rest of King’s stories can be enjoyed on their own, the dark tower the novels enrich the experience by offering a deeper look at the Macroverse and its potentially endless number of parallel dimensions and many timelines. Of course, more Stephen King written, more characters, monsters, worlds and events are being added to the Macroverse, which just like the real universe will continue to be shrouded in mystery and different explanations for its origins, mystical beings and more will continue to appear.
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