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  • Leland Gaunt
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  • Leland Gaunt is the main antagonist of Stephen King's horror novel Needful Things, as well as the 1993 film of the same name, where he was portrayed by Max von Sydow. Mr. Gaunt is the proprietor of the store Needful Things, a this n' that shop that seemed to have an item perfectly suited for anyone who ever came in. It is later revealed that he is actually a powerful demon that tricks customers into giving him their souls (In the film, he is Satan himself).
  • Leland Gaunt was for a time the proprietor of a shop named "Needful Things" that operated from the small town of Castle Rock, Maine. Gaunt gives people things they really want - needful things - and all he asks in return is a favor or two. These favors, seemingly innocent, ultimately drive wedges between people to create discord and chaos. Eventually his machinations can destroy communities, persuading the citizens of them to assault each other and engage in other acts of violence and destruction. In reality he is the devil, going from place to place with the purpose of seeding death and destrucion using fears and greed for that purpose and once he can no longer do that, he goes elsewhere for the same reason leaving harmed or destroyed places behind.
  • Leland Gaunt is the primary antagonist in Needful Things. When he first appears in Castle Rock, Maine, Gaunt opens a shop called Needful Things. He seems like a charming man in his 50's or 60's. His eyes change color, depending on who is looking into them. His hands have no lines, and his index fingers are as long as his middle fingers. After being driven out of Castle Rock, he opens another shop, called Answered Prayers, in Junction City, Iowa. Alan Pangborn remembers a shop in the hometown of his youth called Just The Ticket; whether Gaunt ran this shop or not is left unknown.
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type of villain
  • Master Manipulator
  • Business Villain
  • Charismatic Villain
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Goals
  • Instigate violence and chaos in Castle Rock.
Origin
  • Needful Things
Skills
  • Charm, charisma, can disguise useless junk as priceless items, demonic powers, trickery
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Alias
  • Mr. Gaunt, The Devil
Hobby
  • Collecting souls, making deals, creating chaos.
Occupation
  • Proprietor of Needful Things
Fullname
  • Leland Gaunt
Size
  • 300
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  • Leland Gaunt was for a time the proprietor of a shop named "Needful Things" that operated from the small town of Castle Rock, Maine. Gaunt gives people things they really want - needful things - and all he asks in return is a favor or two. These favors, seemingly innocent, ultimately drive wedges between people to create discord and chaos. Eventually his machinations can destroy communities, persuading the citizens of them to assault each other and engage in other acts of violence and destruction. In reality he is the devil, going from place to place with the purpose of seeding death and destrucion using fears and greed for that purpose and once he can no longer do that, he goes elsewhere for the same reason leaving harmed or destroyed places behind. Many of Castle Rock's citizens and a good deal of its infrastructure came out the worse because Gaunt's visit. After he can no longer harm the town thanks to the sheriff, he promises him he will return one day, as he always does and goes away to pursue his quest elsewhere implying he will use one of Pamgborn´s grandchildren for his purposes.
  • Leland Gaunt is the primary antagonist in Needful Things. When he first appears in Castle Rock, Maine, Gaunt opens a shop called Needful Things. He seems like a charming man in his 50's or 60's. His eyes change color, depending on who is looking into them. His hands have no lines, and his index fingers are as long as his middle fingers. Gaunt seems to have an unnatural awareness of the various relationships and rivalries throughout Caslte Rock, and his knowledge extends into knowing the most intimate material (and, in some cases, immaterial) desires of his customers. Throughout the course of the novel, Leland Gaunt is revealed to be a long-lived demon, bent on acquiring the souls of his unwitting customers. After being driven out of Castle Rock, he opens another shop, called Answered Prayers, in Junction City, Iowa. Alan Pangborn remembers a shop in the hometown of his youth called Just The Ticket; whether Gaunt ran this shop or not is left unknown. Leland Gaunt's name was changed to Robert Gaunt in the movie adaptation.
  • Leland Gaunt is the main antagonist of Stephen King's horror novel Needful Things, as well as the 1993 film of the same name, where he was portrayed by Max von Sydow. Mr. Gaunt is the proprietor of the store Needful Things, a this n' that shop that seemed to have an item perfectly suited for anyone who ever came in. It is later revealed that he is actually a powerful demon that tricks customers into giving him their souls (In the film, he is Satan himself).