Roland Deschain is the protagonist and hero of The Dark Tower Series. He is the son of Steven and Gabrielle Deschain and is the last of a long line of "gunslingers", peacekeepers and diplomats of Roland's society. He is also the final human descendant of Arthur Eld. His image and personality are largely inspired by the "Man with No Name" from three of Sergio Leone's westerns, though his quest and many of his personal and internal conflicts are drawn from Robert Browning's poem Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came.

Roland is also very old, and stated to be immortal (he is approximately 336 or 337 years old at the end of his quest).

Powers and Stats

Tier: 9-B

Name: Roland Deschain

Origin: The Dark Tower

Classification: Gunslinger of Gilead, Ka-tet

Gender: Male

Age: 336 or 337 years old (appears to be late 30s or early 40s physically)

Powers & Abilities: Peak Human Physical Characteristics, Enhanced Senses, Expert Gunslinger, Immortality (Type 1), potential psychic powers

Attack Potency: Wall level

Durability: Wall level

Speed: Subsonic+ combat speed (Can shoot and reload with his revolver so fast that it looks like he's using machine guns. Able to shoot down sneetches, which travel faster than the eye can see.)

Stamina: Superhuman

Range: Up to several hundred meters with his pistols. (Scored a headshot on a man who was far enough away that a normal person required binoculars in order to see him.)

Standard Equipment: The Horn of Eld. Two revolvers forged from the melted-down steel of Excalibur. 

Intelligence: High

Weaknesses: Obsessed with his journey for the Dark Tower.


Notable Victories:

Notable Losses:

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  • Harry Potter VS Roland Deschain

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    • Harry has subsonic reactions only so i guess it isn't that speed stomp  if we add his teleportation and invisibility it may not be that ...
    • Harry's reactions are low-end Subsonic. Roland's ''everything'' is high-end Subsonic. Also, once we have access...
  • Should we draw feats from the new Dark Tower movie?

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    • AppleLord wrote:What about having another key on his profile? If he only remembers parts of his life, techniques and abilities would applied t...
    • Think of it like this. Like you guys were saying, the book events happened but the movie is just the next chapter in a timeless story. Walter s...