History Characters / TheSandman

15th Sep '16 6:34:29 PM ThallianGold
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** He gives people back their sanity for an hour, just so they'd know what's happening, and what's coming.


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* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: In a misguided attempt to invoke the Furies as revenge on Dream for Daniel's kidnapping, she ends up bound to their will to kill Dream for an unrelated crime, and essentially wipes Daniel from existence to make him a template for the new Dream.
4th Sep '16 1:26:57 PM ThallianGold
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* ArmorPiercingQuestion: Asks one of Dream.




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* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Calls in a promise from Dream at the worst possible moment. Unusually, nobody really blames her for it, and even [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness Titania forgives her.]]


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* KarmaHoudini: Doesn't get to kill and replace Barbie, but otherwise gets everything she wants.
4th Sep '16 1:10:23 PM ThallianGold
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** And again in The Kindly Ones. Since she'd only married and became impregnated by dreams, she remained a maiden; after birthing Daniel, she's obviously a mother; after having Dream take both her husband and child from her, her descent into madness leaves her prematurely a crone. She becomes a fitting avatar for the Three.
20th Aug '16 11:35:38 PM StrixObscuro
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* NothingPersonal: Her contract with the Three [[spoiler:to aid them in killing Morpheus]] has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that the target is her less-than-amicable ex. It's just a way for her to get the Three off of her back after the whole "calling down the moon" business.



* Really700YearsOld: When she gives her birth date it sounds Neolithic, but she's still truckin' and plans to for as long as she can.

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** She was also apparently quite kind to Nuala back when she was staying in the Dreaming, even going so far as to give the poor girl a necklace, which might possibly be one of the few things that Nuala truly owns.
* Really700YearsOld: When she gives her birth date date, it sounds Neolithic, but she's still truckin' and plans to for as long as she can.



* WomanScorned: Subverted; when Morpheus discovers that she is preventing him from [[spoiler: killing Lyta Hall's physical body and thus preventing her Kindly Ones incarnation from destroying the Dreaming]], he assumes she's trying to hurt him after they broke up. It's actually because the Three have agreed to let her live another millennium or two, if she ensures Dream cannot stop them. That he's an ex-lover is irrelevant; it's simply another case of her prioritizing her own survival above anything.

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* WomanScorned: Subverted; when Morpheus discovers that she is preventing him from [[spoiler: killing [[spoiler:killing Lyta Hall's physical body and thus preventing her Kindly Ones incarnation from destroying the Dreaming]], he assumes she's trying to hurt him after they broke up. It's actually because the Three have agreed to let her live another millennium or two, if she ensures Dream cannot stop them. That he's an ex-lover is irrelevant; it's simply another case of her prioritizing her own survival above anything.



* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: After Wanda's death, her parents have her buried under her birth name, Alvin. But Barbie sees Wanda one last time in a dream with the most gorgeous and anatomically correct female body, Death standing with her and clearly offering the definitive and ultimate opinion on Wanda's gender. Death and Wanda wave goodbye to Barbie before she wakes up.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: After [[spoiler:After Wanda's death, her parents have her buried under her birth name, Alvin. But Barbie sees Wanda one last time in a dream with the most gorgeous and anatomically correct female body, Death standing with her and clearly offering the definitive and ultimate opinion on Wanda's gender. Death and Wanda wave goodbye to Barbie before she wakes up.]]
20th Aug '16 8:42:06 PM Rubber_Lotus
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Once upon a time, a bog-standard MadScientist came up with a bog-standard plan to defeat the JusticeLeagueOfAmerica: use a wonderful little doohickey of his own invention to invade their dreams. And like all such plans, it ended in a bog-standard defeat.

Well, except for the part where they made him unable to dream. ''[[FateWorseThanDeath Forever.]]'' Oh, and did we mention that doohickey was powered by the (then-imprisoned) Dream King's ruby?

Years after his defeat, his mind ''and'' body a twisted husk of their former selves, the good Doctor Dee finally escapes the welcoming walls of [[BedlamHouse Arkham Asylum]], just in time to serve as the series' first ArcVillain. Owing to the latter's [[WorfHadTheFlu weakened state]], he's one of the few villains in the series who poses a genuine physical threat to Morpheus, though it doesn't last for long.
20th Aug '16 8:26:50 PM Rubber_Lotus
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* TookALevelInBadass: Zig-zagged. With the Dreamstone, he's definitely more powerful than in his days as a bog-standard JLA villain, but it also [[SanityHasAdvantages unravels his sanity]] and leaves him quite pathetic and childlike mentally.
* TookALevelInJerkass: This, however, is much less subject to debate. Silver Age Dee was no saint, but he certainly wasn't the type who'd spend twenty-four hours slowly torturing a bunch of civilians to death.
5th Aug '16 11:40:01 PM LBHills
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* BewareTheNiceOnes: It never explicitly comes up in the series, but it's hinted more than once that pissing off Death is not a good idea. ''Desire'' notably looses its cool when rebuked by Death.
** Notably, the slightest sign that she's losing her temper is enough to make the Kindly Ones respectful and defensive.

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* BewareTheNiceOnes: It never explicitly comes up in the series, but it's hinted more than once that pissing off Death is not a good idea. ''Desire'' notably looses its cool backs down when rebuked by Death.
** Notably, the The slightest sign that she's losing her temper is enough to make the Kindly Ones respectful and defensive.



* NiceGirl: Probably the nicest one in all of comic book history.

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* NiceGirl: Probably Invoked to make her both sympathetic and a little disturbing. She knows everybody - ''everybody'' - and she has sympathy even for the nicest one in all of comic book history.worst people.



%%* FieryRedhead

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%%* FieryRedhead* FieryRedhead: Shown a few times in his backstory, before he laid aside his duties. In 'the present' he's a lot more introspective.
* {{Foil}}: He who was once Destruction has done something that Dream cannot bring himself to do. And while Dream reaps many consequences for his devotion to duty, (the former) Destruction seems to have suffered no consequences for his dereliction.
5th Aug '16 11:30:40 PM LBHills
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* DeadpanSnarker: And fairly incisive art critic.

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* DeadpanSnarker: And fairly incisive art critic. In supplementary material, Gaiman has observed that while the former Destruction revelled in creation, it was necessary for him to have a buddy who could say, [[VitriolicBestBuds 'You know, that isn't very good.']]
31st Jul '16 2:40:21 PM nombretomado
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Destiny is the only one of the Endless not created by Creator/NeilGaiman (he was a horror anthology host from the '70s), and as such is the only one of them free to appear in TheDCU without his permission.

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Destiny is the only one of the Endless not created by Creator/NeilGaiman (he was a horror anthology host from the '70s), and as such is the only one of them free to appear in TheDCU Franchise/TheDCU without his permission.



In addition to Creator/NeilGaiman's character, the name of the Sandman has also been used for numerous other DCComics characters.

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In addition to Creator/NeilGaiman's character, the name of the Sandman has also been used for numerous other DCComics Creator/DCComics characters.
14th Jul '16 2:15:07 AM DrPsyche
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* ParentalFavoritism: Time and Night have rather rocky relationships with their children, but both have expressed more affection for Destiny than the others. Time because Destiny never asks him for anything and Night because he's the only one who visits her.
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