10. Roland Deschain
Books in which this character is featured – Stephen King’s Dark Tower Series (8 books)
Characteristics – Roland appears to be detached or unsympathetic, often reacting with seeming uncaring or anger at signs of cowardice or self-pity, yet he possess a strong sense of heroism, often attempting to help those in need. He is shown to be mentally scarred from the deaths of all his friends and family, often thinking about their words and actions, and he is said (on more than one occasion by himself) to greatly lack imagination.
Why this character is on the list – As a reader, this seemingly callous character is one that brings out a great deal of empathy. You feel his pain even though he suppresses it and seems unable to express it. I will say that the end of the series was somewhat anticlimactic, but overall, the saga of Roland…
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