|“||You are prideful, cousin, I will grant you that. But we know what pride tends to go before.||„|
|~ 'Los to Roland|
|“||But Gan was not the only demiurge to arise from that primordial magical soup. And just as night inevitably follows day, and as the ki'box must sit below the heart and the head, so that which came after the bright light of Gan dragged like a heavy shadow. What bubbled up from the depths of the Prim with a great burping stench of decay was the force of the Outer Dark, the ki'box of eternity.||„|
|~ The Gunslinger Born|
Lord of The Red, the Crimson King, or Ram Abbalah in the High Speech, is a foul entity which entered the multiverse for one reason, and one reason alone: to see the Dark Tower crumble, and to return all of existence to null and void so that he might refashion all in his unholy image. He is the main antagonist of the Dark Tower series, and as such is behind most, if not all of Roland Deschain, his distant relative's, suffering.
Powers and Stats
Tier: High 1-B | At least High 1-B
Name: The Crimson King
Origin: The Dark Tower
Gender: Male | Genderless
Age: Unknown, likely thousands of years old (Is the direct descendant of Arthur Eld) | Immeasurable (Older than creation itself)
Classification: Immortal, Undead, Were-Spider | Primordial Deity
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Immortality (Types 1, 4, 8 and 9), Regeneration (High-Godly; stated that his form would be "set free" by the collapse of the Dark Tower and the subsequent destruction of reality as a whole.), Invulnerability, Abstract Existence (Embodies the concept of 'The Red', the force of chaos and evil which exists throughout every level of creation), Mind Manipulation, Dream Manipulation, Biological Manipulation, Shapeshifting, Telepathy, Telekinesis, Teleportation, Reality Warping, Time Manipulation, Chaos Manipulation, Fate Manipulation, Plot Manipulation, Forcefield Creation (can create Plot Shields which nullify all attacks), Higher-Dimensional Manipulation as well as higher-dimensional travel, Summoning, Portal Creation, Weather Manipulation (Able to manipulate portable storms), Empathic Manipulation, Death Manipulation, Cross-Universal BFR, Resistance to Existence Erasure
Attack Potency: High Hyperverse level (Capable of rearranging the debris and chaos from the Dark Tower's destruction to return it to null and void, were it able to be destroyed by the Breakers. Presumably also powered by the King's infinite-dimensional reactor, and still managed to have some influence over the world even when reduced to almost nothing by Patrick Danville, empowered by Bessa.) | At least High Hyperverse level (Thought to be an aspect of, or mirror to, Gan, who transcends an infinite-dimensional reality, though he (Dis) is not nearly as powerful. Capable of reshaping all of existence in his own image, should he or his Avatar succeed in bringing about the collapse of the Dark Tower. Though he is strongly limited by the Tower, he is capable of building a machine to amplify his strength which, when destroyed, sends echoes through "multiple dimensions throughout infinity".)
Lifting Strength: Immeasurable | At least Immeasurable
Striking Strength: High Hyperversal | At least High Hyperversal
Durability: High Hyperverse level (Patrick Danville, an artist with supernatural abilities gifted to him by Bessa, was not enough to fully destroy him. Though he would not survive the Tower's destruction, it would release his form into the void created, which he would then use to enact his plans.) | At least High Hyperverse level (When a reactor the King created that was able to boost his power throughout infinite dimensions was destroyed, the King was deeply affected by such an ordeal, but still managed to survive.)
Stamina: Very High | Limitless
Range: High Hyperversal | At least High Hyperversal
Standard Equipment: Maerlyn's Rainbow | Unknown
Intelligence: Supergenius. Possessing an inhuman, alien intelligence, the King's knowledge spans an inordinate, infinite amount of time and space and he has knowledge of things which predate even existence itself. His myriad schemes have been known to lure even the most intelligent minds to serve his bidding.
Weaknesses: Paranoid. Grew increasingly unstable over the course of the novels, eventually running mad by the end of the series. | None notable
Key: Los' | Dis/Ram Abbalah
Note: While it is implied that Roland's guns might have been able to kill the Crimson King's avatar prior to him becoming undead, this theory was never proven, and the basis for that argument lay in the in-universe legend that the guns are capable of killing immortals. (Similarly to Excalibur, the sword which was melted down in order to forge them) The legend itself also holds no context inside or outside of the story, and the supposed immortal-killing aspect of Roland's guns has never been shown at any point within the series.
Furthermore, Patrick Danville failed to completely erase the Crimson King's avatar from reality even after he was empowered by the Rose, a source of power comparable the Dark Tower itself. This fact alone would mean that Roland's guns would need to be capable of doing damage on a higher-dimensional level in order to kill the Crimson King's avatar on their own, a feat which is far beyond what the guns have ever shown to be capable of.