History Characters / SandsOfDestruction

10th Jul '16 10:48:18 AM Morgenthaler
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* RedHeadedHeroine: For certain values of "redhead" and "heroine".
6th Jun '16 12:05:39 PM OrigamiTovaychy
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* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: The Creator created the world. Duh.

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* * ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: The Creator created the world. Duh.Duh.
* GodIsEvil
3rd May '16 1:51:26 AM Sugao
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* DancinInTheRuins: On the rare occasions that she actually does property damage, she seems to quite enjoy herself.
25th Apr '16 12:55:35 AM Sugao
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* TheButcher: His starting nickname in the game. Of course, the only way it's fitting at all is if you look at his kitchen skills - but even then, most of his cooking is vegetarian.



* CombatMedic: In the game, he's got the widest variety of healing spells but is not terrible with his knives, either.



* [[spoiler: EleventhHourSuperpower: In the anime and video game.]]

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* [[spoiler: EleventhHourSuperpower: In all versions, he eventually gets a large bump in power right at the anime end. In the anime, he remembers his identity and video game.thus regains his ability to turn anything he wants into sand. In the game, he gets a powered-up fight mode about halfway through the game, but doesn't reveal that he's also now immune to the Destruct Code's order to destroy the world until just before the final fight. In the manga, he suddenly realizes his humanity grants him the powers of a Creator as well as a Destroyer in the middle of the final battle.]]



* PersonOfMassDestruction

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* PersonOfMassDestructionPersonOfMassDestruction: Standing too close to Kyrie when his powers go off is hazardous to your health.



* NotEvilJustMisunderstood: Kyrie thinks she's this in the game, that she really cares about the state of the world but [[MercyKill doesn't know any way to help except to end it]]. She seems to think perhaps he's speaking nonsense, but is too distracted by other plot to really reply. [[spoiler:It turns out he may have been ''right'', as once she learns he might be able to fix the world, she's as gung-ho about that as she previously was about using his powers to destroy everything.]]



* SpellMyNameWithAnS: His last name is written マードル in Japanese, probably meant to be something like ''Mardol'' but given as ''Mardrus'' in the English game. No other version actually gives him a last name, so it's just a question of fans quibbling over translations.

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* SpellMyNameWithAnS: His last name is written マードル in Japanese, probably meant to be something like ''Mardol'' but given as ''Mardrus'' in the English game. No other version actually gives him a last name, so it's just a question of fans quibbling over translations. If he were keeping with the ReligiousAndMythologicalThemeNaming of most of the rest of the cast, he name may be meant to be [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marduk Marduk]].



* HalfHumanHybrid: Stated in the game that he's the son of the previous Lupus Rex and a human woman. The anime and manga mention that he's a half-human, but doesn't say who his father was.

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* HalfHumanHybrid: Stated in the game that he's the son of the previous Lupus Rex and a human woman. The anime and manga mention that he's a half-human, but doesn't don't say who his father was.



* AdaptedOut: Makes no appearances in the anime.

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* AdaptedOut: Makes no appearances in the anime.anime or manga.



* WalkingSpoiler: It's hard to talk about his role in the game without spoiling some things. His role is simpler in the anime and manga, making talking about him less of a minefield.



* AffectionateNickname: Taupy addresses her as "Kitten"[[note]]猫茶n or ''Neko-chan'' in the original Japanese[[/note]] half the time.

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* AffectionateNickname: Taupy addresses her as "Kitten"[[note]]猫茶n "Kitten"[[note]]猫ちゃん or ''Neko-chan'' in the original Japanese[[/note]] half the time.
23rd Apr '16 12:38:44 PM Sugao
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* PartialTransformation: In the game, many of her attacks make use of partial transformations. Her aerial attacks always use her wings, and her blow attacks use her claws and tail; if she doesn't need a dragon part, she doesn't normally transform it. She's never seen to take a full dragon form, though the ''very'' draconic skeleton of her great-great-grandfather implies she either has one or will gain one as she ages.

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* PartialTransformation: In the game, many of her attacks make use of partial transformations. Her aerial attacks always use her wings, and her blow attacks use her claws and tail; if she doesn't need a dragon part, she doesn't normally transform it. She's never seen to take a full dragon form, though the ''very'' draconic skeleton of her great-great-grandfather implies she either has one or will gain one as she ages. She uses similar attack patterns in the anime, but in the manga, she simply always has her wings and tail and never transforms her hands into claws.



** In the anime, he witnesses several of his men [[TakenForGranite turned to sand]]

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** In the anime, he witnesses several of his men [[TakenForGranite turned to sand]]sand]]. He then attacks [[spoiler:Kyrie]], who turns his sword and then him to sand.


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* HateSink: The game is slow about trotting out its true BigBad, so Rajiv is there for the first third of the game to give you someone to really hate.


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* PlotIrrelevantVillain: Aside from being a HateSink, most everything he does is irrelevant: Naja could've locked Kyrie in jail on his own, and Agan would have been sought out to add to the team whether or not he needed rescuing first. Rajiv just provides some extra boss fights.


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* VillainForgotToLevelGrind: Averted. While your first fight against him with just Kyrie and Morte isn't particularly tough (as it's one of your first and the game is still easing you into the mechanics), your final fight against him to rescue Agan is ''much'' tougher (despite the fact that you've added [[LightningBruiser Taupy]] to your team), to the point that many players quit the game at that point because of the sudden difficulty spike.
28th Mar '16 11:47:04 PM Sugao
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* {{Deuteragonist}}: Sure, Kyrie may be the main character, but without Morte, the plot is going ''nowhere''.[[note]]Seriously. Without her, the story would go something like, "Kyrie [[PowerIncontinence accidentally wiped out his village]], so he got thrown in jail. He couldn't do anything about it on his own, so his powers activated again and again until the world was destroyed. EverybodysDeadDave. The end."[[/note]] If you want to think of it in terms of [[IncendiaryExponent fire]], Kyrie may be the spark that starts the plot, but Morte is the kerosene-soaked log that keeps it going.



* WaifFu: She's only 5'4" (162cm) but is more than capable of taking care of herself in a fight and wielding that {{BFS}}

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* WaifFu: She's only 5'4" (162cm) (165cm) but is more than capable of taking care of herself in a fight and wielding that {{BFS}}



* YoungAndInCharge: She's 16 and the youngest of the Destruction Committee members.[[note]]Due to dragon biology, Rhi'a may only be the equivalent of 15 [[Really700YearsOld despite being 300]], and Taupy is noted to be the equivalent of his early 20s but may be chronologically younger due to Feral biology [[AllThereInTheManual in certain Japanese extras]][[/note]] However, she's also got the most forceful personality, and she's not lacking in fighting experience, so no one questions why she's the one calling the shots.



* AdaptationalWimp: The manga robs her of her guns, and so takes most of her fighting ability (she uses her BreathWeapon precisely ''once''). However, it's downplayed, as she's the PluckyComicRelief and just stays out of fights in general, preferring to sing and be silly instead of becoming TheLoad and getting in everyone's way.



* DraconicHumanoid: Of a CuteMonsterGirl variety. Normally, she only has the horns and a series of small ridges down her back, though she's capable of growing a scaly tail and wings.

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* DraconicHumanoid: Of a CuteMonsterGirl variety. Normally, she only has the horns and a series of small ridges down her back, though she's capable of growing a scaly tail and wings.wings (the manga makes these a permanent part of her design).


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* PluckyComicRelief: In the manga. Occasionally in the game as well, though to a much lesser extent.
15th Dec '15 2:32:14 AM Sugao
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* PowerFist: Some art seems to show her with some sort of metal bands on her hands, similar to brass knuckles; the right is attached to a bracelet via a chain, and the left is sewn into her glove. However, she's never shown to strike an enemy with her fists; the only time she hits anyone is when she punches Agan or Kyrie in annoyance, not to deal real damage. The anime, in particular, recolors the silver bands white, so that they blend into her gloves.
11th Dec '15 1:40:41 PM Sugao
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* NotSoBadassLongcoat: Very much so in the anime, where he spends his time running and hiding from fights. Still a little bit in the manga and video game, as he's such a NiceGuy as opposed to your usual personality.

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* NotSoBadassLongcoat: Very much so in the anime, where he spends his time running and hiding from fights. Still a little bit in the manga and video game, as he's such a NiceGuy as opposed to your usual personality. However, it should be noted that his "coat" is in fact a long tunic shirt that can flap around; his actual jacket is only waist-length.



* SpellMyNameWithAnS: One of the first Japanese trailers romanized his name as ''Kylie'', but most fans take this as an example of JapaneseRanguage at work. The Funimation dub of the anime changed his last name to ''Illnis'', which makes him sound like an IllBoy instead of a WideEyedIdealist (which some may claim [[SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids could fall under a type of mental illness]], given the state of racial affairs in his world).



* CreepyCoolCrosses: Has an upside-down cross motif on her skirt and wears a gold cross necklace, though the later is rarely visible due to being small and hidden behind a rather large bow.
* CrutchCharacter: In the video game, she starts out at higher level than Kyrie and is your primary damage dealer after Taupy. Halfway through the game, you probably will rely on Flurry attacks more, and since hers can only do 7 hits in total, she arguably becomes the least useful character in combat.

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* CreepyCoolCrosses: Has an upside-down cross motif on her skirt and wears a gold cross necklace, though the later is rarely visible due to being small and hidden behind a rather large bow.
bow. Her coat also has a large white cross on the tail.
* CrutchCharacter: In the video game, she starts out at a higher level than Kyrie and is your primary damage dealer after Taupy. Halfway through the game, you probably will rely on Flurry attacks more, and since hers can only do 7 hits in total, she arguably becomes the least useful character in combat.



* UsefulNotes/JapanesePronouns: Uses the informal feminine ''atashi'' in the anime. In the manga, the kanji 私 is used to represent her choice of pronoun - while it '''can''' be read ''atashi'' instead of the standard ''watashi'' (though such a use would be somewhat irregular), there's no ''furigana'' to suggest it.

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* UsefulNotes/JapanesePronouns: Uses Prefers ''watashi''. Just because you're going to end the informal feminine ''atashi'' in the anime. In the manga, the kanji 私 is used world doesn't mean you need to represent her choice of pronoun - while it '''can''' be read ''atashi'' instead of the standard ''watashi'' (though such a use would be somewhat irregular), there's no ''furigana'' to suggest crass about it.



* MagicSkirt: If she ever crouches facing the viewer, things become inexplicably dark under her skirt. Itís not immune to tears though.

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* MagicSkirt: If she ever crouches facing the viewer, things become inexplicably dark under her skirt. Itís not immune to tears though. Somewhat less magic in the manga, where it manages to ride up far enough to expose the edge of her butt at least once a chapter (though it does stop short of showing anything more).



* OneOfTheBoys: Agan thinks of her this way and is flabbergasted any time she says or does something feminine in the game.



* SexyBacklessOutfit: The manga shows her back through a corset-like lace in her coat. Averted by the anime, where her coat has a solid back. It's difficult to tell in the game, since every time she's shown from the back, her hair is in the way or she's only a tiny sprite.



* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Always falls for Kyrie being a NiceGuy, even if at first she was just [[InLoveWithYourCarnage In Love With His Destruction]]. Interestingly, the manga brings this to the fore using his EvilCounterpart - Vreveil looks exactly like Kyrie and has the same destructive abilities, but actually wants to use them instead of thinking they're a curse. However, when she [[MistakenForRomance mistakenly thinks he's hitting on her]], she just brushes him off. Apparently there's something else she likes.

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* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Always falls for Kyrie being a NiceGuy, even if at first she was just [[InLoveWithYourCarnage In Love With His Destruction]]. Interestingly, the manga brings this to the fore using his EvilCounterpart - Vreveil looks exactly like Kyrie and has the same destructive abilities, but actually wants to use them instead of thinking they're a curse. However, when she [[MistakenForRomance mistakenly thinks he's hitting on her]], she just brushes him off. Apparently there's something else she likes. Somewhat in the game as well, as the first real hint that she feels something for him is when she notes that he's nicer than Agan and not ribbing her for being caught off-guard by a Feral.



* SpellMyNameWithAnS: The Funimation dub changes her last name to ''Urshella'', dropping the MeaningfulName from it (but then, her name is least meaningful in the anime anyway, so it's not as big a deal).



!!Toppi Topuran

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!!Toppi !!Taupy Topuran



* SpellMyNameWithAnS: A Japanese trailer and the Funimation dub spells it ''Toppy'', while some fans prefer ''Toppi'' (the most literal and standard transliteration). The manga {{Scanlation}} flips between ''Toppi'' and ''Taupy'', [[InconsistentTranslation depending on the translator]].[[note]]Kuu Scans prefers the former, Sandy87 the later[[/note]]



* VerbalTic: Kuma in the Japanese version or Bear-o in some translations of the English version. He doesn't have it in his "inner voice" when he narrates in the anime; Kyrie [[LampshadeHanging questions why]].

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* VerbalTic: Kuma In the anime. ''Kuma'' in the Japanese version or Bear-o ''Bear-o'' in some translations of the English version. He doesn't have it in his "inner voice" when he narrates in the anime; narrates; Kyrie [[LampshadeHanging questions why]].



* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: In the game, his relationship with Morte is a non-romantic, brotherly variation. She drags him into her world annihilation mess, and he looks after her and makes sure she eats and doesn't get ''too'' crazy.



* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: In the game, his relationship with Morte is a non-romantic, brotherly variation. She drags him into her world annihilation mess, and he looks after her and makes sure she eats and doesn't get ''too'' crazy.

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* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: In SpellMyNameWithAnS: His last name is written マードル in Japanese, probably meant to be something like ''Mardol'' but given as ''Mardrus'' in the game, his relationship with Morte is a non-romantic, brotherly variation. She drags English game. No other version actually gives him into her world annihilation mess, and he looks after her and makes sure she eats and doesn't get ''too'' crazy.a last name, so it's just a question of fans quibbling over translations.



* SpellMyNameWithAnS: A Japanese trailer and the Funimation dub, as well as some fans, prefer her name simplified to ''Lia'', though this doesn't preserve the PunctuationShaker in リ・ア.



* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Funimation and [[{{Scanlation}} Kuu Scans]] render his name as ''Nadja''.



** In the anime, he witnesses several of his men [[TakenForGranite turned to sand]]



* BeleagueredChildhoodFriend: In the game, Naja comments that they used to be friends, but he can't believe the man Rajiv has become.



* SpellMyNameWithAnS: [[{{Scanlation}} Kuu Scans]] translates his name as ''Rajif''.[[note]]Which ''is'' technically the standard translation of ラジフ; if it were intended to be ''Rajiv'', it would more likely be ラジヴ[[/note]]



* AffectionateNickname: Taupy addresses her as "Kitten" half the time.

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* AffectionateNickname: Taupy addresses her as "Kitten" "Kitten"[[note]]猫茶n or ''Neko-chan'' in the original Japanese[[/note]] half the time.
14th Nov '15 10:54:05 PM Sugao
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* NonIndicativeName: His English name is actually a misnomer - ''Lacertus'' is in fact a genus of skink, rather than the Latin word for crocodile.
24th Sep '15 12:53:57 AM Sugao
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* DrivesLikeCrazy: In the game. She complains that [[TheyDontMakeThemLikeTheyUsedTo they don't make sand skiffs like they used to]]; you redline them once or twice and the darn thing just overheats and dies on you. Poor Kyrie could barely keep up.

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* DrivesLikeCrazy: In the game. She complains that [[TheyDontMakeThemLikeTheyUsedTo they don't make sand skiffs like they used to]]; you redline them once or twice and the darn thing just overheats and dies on you. Poor Kyrie could barely keep up. When she flippantly tells Agan that her ship "is wrecked" and they need to use his, he's immediately sure that ''she'' wrecked it; it didn't just happen by accident.



* InLoveWithYourCarnage: In the game, she fangirls a bit when first meeting Kyrie because she heard he turned an entire village to sand. When she learns he can't do it on command and doesn't actually ''want'' to ever do it again, she's disappointed and vows to show him how terrible the world is so he'll want to destroy it. Her reaction in the manga is similar.

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* InLoveWithYourCarnage: In the game, she fangirls a bit when first meeting Kyrie because she heard he turned an entire village to sand. When she learns he can't do it on command and doesn't actually ''want'' to ever do it again, she's disappointed and vows to show him how terrible the world is so he'll want to destroy it. Her reaction in the manga is similar. Averted in the anime, where Kyrie doesn't display any powers at the start and is just sorta hanging around because he can't go back to his job. [[spoiler:When he does remember his powers and activates them, it frightens her and she begs him to stop before he actually destroys the world.]]



* KickTheMoralityPet: In the manga [[spoiler: she snaps at Kyrie after he snaps at her and then announcing that he's going to turn himself into the World Salvation Committee. She attacks him in a fit of rage but Toppi and Naja stop her thus Kyrie proves his point.]]

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* KickTheMoralityPet: In the manga [[spoiler: she [[spoiler:she snaps at Kyrie after he snaps at her and then announcing that he's going to turn himself into the World Salvation Committee. She attacks him in a fit of rage but Toppi and Naja stop her thus Kyrie proves his point.]]



* VagueAge: The game lists everyone's age except his.

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* VagueAge: The game lists everyone's age except his. Some Japanese material implies that he's the equivalent of being in his twenties, though his chronological age may be different due to Ferals growing at different rates.



* WhipItGood: Video game only as he does not carry a weapon at all in the anime or manga.

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* WhipItGood: Video game only as In the video game, he's quite skilled with his whip; he uses it briefly at the end of the manga, too. He does not carry a weapon at all in the anime or manga.anime.



* DumbBlonde: Averted; in the anime, she's not the brightest, often choosing to shoot rather than speak, but she has moments of clarity better than Naja. The game [[ZigZagged plays with]] the trope: while she's a little cuckoo sometimes, she's also smart enough to realize that both humans and plants contain many of the same chemicals, such as water and nitrogen.

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* DumbBlonde: Averted; DumbBlonde:
** Averted
in the anime, anime; she's not the brightest, often choosing to shoot rather than speak, but she has moments of clarity better than Naja. Naja.
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The game [[ZigZagged plays with]] the trope: while she's a little cuckoo sometimes, she's also smart enough to realize that both humans and plants contain many of the same chemicals, such as water and nitrogen.nitrogen.
** Played fairly straight in the manga, as she's permanently in CloudCuckooLander mode and her ditziness makes her seem quite stupid.
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