Characters: Sands of Destruction

Sands of Destruction characters; some tropes will either apply to the anime, manga or video game, so read at your own risk.

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Kyrie Illunis

Voiced by: Mamoru Miyano (Japanese), Evan Wood (English game), Todd Haberkorn (English anime)

The main character of Sands of Destruction. Kyrie believes he is a normal human being and lives life in an isolated area where both humans and Ferals are treated equally. However, there is more than meets the eye as he has the power to destroy the world. Because of this he is forced to leave his hometown and journey with Morte, who wants to use him to destroy the world.

  • Action Survivor: In the anime.
  • Adaptational Wimp: No version of Kyrie particularly likes to fight, but his anime self is pathetically incompetent in terms of even staying out of the way.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: In both the game and anime he's dirty blond, but the manga covers can't seem to decide if his hair is a bright yellow-blond or a light brown nearly the same color as Morte's.
  • Afraid of Their Own Strength: In the game and manga. Justified due to some pretty severe Power Incontinence.
  • All-Loving Hero: Best exemplified by a Life Skill he gains late in the game, Porta Clausa, which negates all damage for three turns. Not all damage to your party; all damage, including to enemies. Kyrie would really rather not hurt anyone if he can. All versions of him are kind and generous to everyone, though the game makes it clear he's especially fond of Morte.
  • All Men Are Perverts: Subverted in the anime: one episode, he had the chance to look up Morteís skirt because it had a huge tear in it and was getting bigger with every movement she made. Instead, he spent the entire episode trying to sew it back together instead of commenting on the rip. It does not go well...
  • Always Save the Girl: The game makes it clear that, while he doesn't want to hurt anyone, Morte is his first priority.
  • Amazon Chaser: In the game, his infatuation with Morte starts from a love of her dynamic and passionate beliefs. Her beliefs just happen to be "let's kill everything". Of course, as the Destruct, it's a little hardwired into him to need to end the world, even if he doesn't realize it at first.
  • Anti Anti Christ: This Nice Guy is The Chosen One for bringing about The End of the World as We Know It. Yeah, he doesn't think that's a good idea either.
  • Apologizes a Lot: All versions of him have him apologizing whether it's to his friends or enemies. However, in the video game, it becomes a quip that he apologizes even if it isn't his fault.
    Agan: Apologizing to your own murderer. That's a first.
  • The Atoner: In the manga, his powers went out of control and he ended up killing everyone in a village as a result. He leaves Morte in order to find a way to control his powers.
  • Beware the Nice Ones and I Feel Angry: No matter how the Ferals treat him or what they do, Kyrie generally has the inability to get angry. However, this is subverted in the manga as when he finally does snap at Morte, it shocks everyone.
  • Bishounen: More in the video game as in the anime, he's in the moe category.
  • Blessed with Suck: The power to destroy the world? No, Kyrie would rather just bake cakes; controlling all that power (or worse, not controlling it) causes problems.
  • Boy Meets Girl: How he meets Morte.
  • Cat Boy: When he needs a disguise, he will disguise himself as a cat boy. An adorable one you might add.
  • The Chick: At his worst, he becomes this instead of The Hero. Then again, in the video game, he's always the one that suggests the least violent method of action similar to The Chick role.
  • The Chosen One: Chosen to end the world, that is. He is not happy about it.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Seems to be this in the game and anime. Subverted in the manga.
  • The Cutie
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Inverted in the anime. Played straight in the manga and video game.
  • Cuteness Proximity: In the manga, he squeals at seeing Toppi for the first time. In the video game, he has a similar experience as he continues to call Toppi a teddy bear every now and then. Subverted in the anime where he's freaked out over Toppi's appearance.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: His Destruct powers allow him to turn everything around himself to sand.
  • Distress Ball: Anime counterpart tends to get himself in situations that could get him killed.
  • Distressed Dude: No matter if itís the anime, manga or video game, Kyrie will always get captured. Up to Eleven in the anime where every other episode he gets captured and has to wait for his teammates to think of a plan to escape the Ferals.
  • The Ditz: In the anime. He is rather...clumsy...
  • Doomed Hometown: In the manga and the video game. It doesnít say what his hometown is in the anime, though, but judging from the memory lane episode, it was obvious that he was searching for work because something happened to it.
  • Driven to Suicide: In the video game, after failing to control his powers for a second time, he asks Naja to kill him.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: In the manga, one can easily mistake Kyrie for a woman. Blame the artist for that.
  • Eleventh Hour Superpower: In the anime and video game.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: Only wears a glove on his left hand.
  • Farm Boy: Worked in a restaurant in a very small village until the plot happened.
  • Fragile Speedster: In the video game, which is odd because heís the main character. All of his support moves are healing and his offensive special moves are all statue moves. Also, he does the least damage but makes up with incredible accuracy.
  • Friend to All Children: As part of the standard Nice Guy package. In the anime, he even teaches a group of orphans how to bake a cake for their caretaker's birthday.
  • Gender-Blender Name: While Kyrie is considered masculine in the original Greek, in modern English it's a unisex name.
  • Genre Savvy: In the anime where Kyrie proves that the world can live with humans and Ferals, despite what others believe.
  • Go-Go Enslavement:
    • Kind of a subversion, but in one episode in the anime where he, Morte and Toppi were captured, he was the only one who had an outfit change when he was working in the kitchen.
    • In the game, he was also perfectly willing to accept the Beastmen as humanity's rightful rulers. This says as much about his personality as it says about the fact that Ursa Rex was a kind and benevolent ruler to the humans under his command.
  • Good Is Not Dumb: In the game, Rhi'a tells him a Motivational Lie. He later admits he disbelieved her, but didn't say anything because it wouldn't be nice to doubt her Psychic Powers. Taupy comments he must be smarter than he looks.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: For someone who has the power to end the world, Kyrie sure is a Nice Guy.
  • The Heart: Always wants to talk things out instead of using violence. In the manga, when he leaves the group because of an argument with Morte, the rest of the group soon splits up as well.
  • The Hero: A cowardly one.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: In all versions, he eventually has this relationship with Taupy.
  • Hidden Depths: All versions in all different ways.
    • His cheerful self in the anime hides the fact that he is the Destruct Code that can destroy the world and his happy persona was created to hide the fact that he was indeed a dangerous weapon.
    • His manga counterpart is similar to the anime only he's not all smiles. On the inside, he feels really guilty for killing everyone close to him all because he couldn't control his powers and wishes to do so to prevent any more victims.
    • His video game counterpart is a combination of the two and while he really is a happy person, the idea of destroying the world does get to him eventually and then when he kills more people because of his powers, he falls into a state of despair and asks Naja to kill him.
  • I Am a Monster: In the game and manga, his lack of control over his powers makes him extremely dangerous even to his friends. This causes him no small amount of angst.
  • I Am Not a Gun: In the game, the Destruct is a creation of the will of the world to be brought to its natural end. Kyrie is not pleased to learn his identity is a lie.
  • I Am Who?: In the game, Kyrie was raised without any knowledge of his identity as the Destruct - or even that such a thing might exist. Naturally, when his powers activate, it freaks him out monumentally and it takes him a while to come to terms with what he really is and is capable of.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: He complains about this in the anime but isnít taken seriously (since he has control over his power) but played straight in the manga and video game.
  • Iím Taking Him Home With Me!: Kyrie does this to Toppi in the manga because he insists that Toppi is a teddy bear. Toppi is not amused.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: In all versions, he's an extremely kind Nice Guy with dark blue eyes.
  • In-Series Nickname: Taupy refers to him as "Kid".
  • In Touch with His Feminine Side: A genuine Nice Guy, because Women Are Wiser? Check. Supreme Chef, because Feminine Women Can Cook? Check. Vulnerable to Cuteness Proximity, because Girls Love Stuffed Animals? Check. In possession of a Y chromosome? Also check.
  • It's All My Fault: One of his quips in the game is, "It's probably my fault..." It activates on occasion when he takes damage.
  • Katanas Are Better: In the manga.
  • Kind Hearted Cat Lover: Stated in the video game that he adores cats. This also explains why he wears the cat ears in the anime.
  • Knife Nut: In the video games.
  • Lethal Chef: In the video game as this is one of his many attacks against enemies.
  • Living MacGuffin: Kyrie is capable of massive damage output, but doesn't know how to control it. Morte wants to figure out a way to use this power and doesn't particularly care too much if he's a person or just a random orb.
  • Lovable Coward: He grows out of this in the manga and video game.
  • Love Martyr: The reason he stays with Morte. This is horribly subverted in the manga as he snaps at her for blowing up an entire town and leaves the World Destruction Committee as a result.
  • Magical Eye: His left eye is where the Destruct Code is actually hidden; it glows when he Awakens in the anime.
  • Magnetic Hero: In the game, most every character joins the Front because they find Kyrie fascinating for one reason or another. When he dies, the team nearly splits up because their common glue is gone.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: With Morte.
  • Meaningful Name: Kyrie in Greek is lord. His full name is likely a misspelling of a well-known prayer, Kyrie eleison, meaning "Lord, have mercy!" Alternatively, Illunis may be meant to sound like "illusion", as in the illusion he initially has that he's just an ordinary boy.
  • The Medic: While everyone has a healing move, all of his life skills are all healing which range from healing the entire party's HP, status ailments and regen.
  • Messianic Archetype: All versions to some extent, but especially the game.
  • Morality Pet/Morality Chain: Mainly to Morte but applies to the whole group. In the manga, after he gets into a fight with Morte, the group splits up.
  • Names to Run Away From Really Fast: In the video game, he's given the name "Destruct" when he "joins" the World Destruction Committee. Naturally, whenever someone sees Kyrie, they're convinced that his title doesn't match him at all.
  • Nice Guy
  • Non-Action Guy: In the anime until the last episode.
  • Not Quite Human: Kyrie looks like a normal seventeen-year-old boy. How he's not human varies between adaptations:
  • Not-So-Badass Longcoat: 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 Nice Guy as opposed to your usual personality.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: In the manga he knows heís a dangerous person and tries to play it off that he isnít. Too bad heís in a series where every character is very observant.
  • One-Man Army: In the anime, he single handedly took out his enemies before trying to engulf the world in sand. Thank god Morte stopped him.
  • Parental Abandonment: His uncle raised him because his parents died when he was young, but alas, poor Uncle Agni didn't make it past the first act of the game. Actually, "Agni" was just fine, and his mom is still very much alive and the Creator of the world. It's unknown who or what his father was, his current whereabouts, or even if he existed in the first place or if the Creator simply gave birth to him because she felt like it, no father needed.
  • Person of Mass Destruction
  • Pink Girl, Blue Boy: With Morte, though their expected personalities are flipped.
  • The Pollyanna: In the anime. Not so much in the manga and video game.
  • Power Dyes Your Hair: When he Awakens as the Destruct, his hair turns flaming red.
  • Power Makes Your Hair Grow: In the game only, Awakening causes his hair to grow a couple of inches; not a great lot, but noticeable. Averted in the anime, where it's just a Palette Swap of his usual blond.
  • The Power of Friendship: Invokes this in the anime and video game but is horribly subverted in the manga.
  • Power Strain Blackout: In the game and manga, he faints after his Destruct powers activate and has a bit of amnesia for the event as well (though whether this is a side-effect of power overload or a simple psychological case of denial is left to the viewer to decide). Averted in the final episode of the anime, where he's got more control and thus only seems a little bit tired after nearly destroying the world.
  • Recruitment By Rescue:
    • In the game, Morte breaks him out of a feral prison after hearing he accidentally turned a whole village to sand.
    • In the anime, Morte accidentally exposes him as a human posing as a feral and, while she wasn't intending to rescue him, does end up dragging him out of the restaurant.
    • In the manga, Morte and Taupy rescue him from Rajiv as he's being taken for accidentally destroying a village.
  • Red Hair Take Warning
  • Reluctant Warrior: In the game, he'd much rather talk than be forced to fight, but winds up killing quite a few beastlords and countless random mooks.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: Or rather savvy guy, crazy girl.
  • Self-Made Orphan: Thanks to his Power Incontinence, his Parental Substitute and the only family he had left are killed at the start of the game. Later, it turns out his uncle is actually okay, but then he has to kill his mom to stop her from trying to force him to destroy the world.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The Sensitive Guy to Taupy's Manly Man.
  • Shounen Hair: Very messy and sticks up in random ways. In the game, Awakened Kyrie has not only flaming red hair, but it's a tad longer and more windswept, too.
  • Shrinking Violet: In the anime.
  • Stay in the Kitchen: Not used by him against females but some beastmen actually tell him that he's better off in the kitchen. This is mainly used to insult Kyrie being a human but since he is physically the weakest of the group and needing constant saving, it fits him well. Naturally, he takes this comment in stride.
  • Stepford Smiler: In the manga, after killing an entire village with his powers, he is forced to put on a smile, while in the video game, the longer it takes to control his power, the sadder he gets, so he ends up being Type A. This is also true in the video game as time goes on but subverted in the anime.
  • Supreme Chef: In the anime he is often the one that cooks for the group, and even impresses the prisoners in the jail where the Committee was being held with his skill. In the game, his special moves are all based around cooking. Even his knife is considered a cooking utensil for battle.
  • Team Chef: See above.
  • Team Mom: He tends to try and be the peacemaker of the group, and is fairly domestic.
  • The So-Called Coward: In the anime, while he runs away most of the time he is very capable of holding a human's attack on a beast man temporary. Too bad this doesn't stick.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In the video game.
  • Useless Protagonist: Played straight with the anime until the last episode. Played with in the manga. Averted in the video game.
  • Weak, but Skilled: In the manga.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist:
    • Although in the anime he starts out fairly world-weary, their journey across the world changes this.
    • Played straight in the video game where he thinks that everyone has a chance to get along from the start but it slowly dies away as the game goes on.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Played with as he does have the power to destroy it. Then again, in the anime when he was at the very end, he did become the very thing that the Salvation Committee tried to prevent.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: In the video game, heís the only person that believes that humans and Ferals can live together. Boy is he wrong.

Morte Ashera

Voiced by: Maaya Sakamoto (Japanese), Deborah Eliazer (English game), Luci Christian (English anime)

A sixteen year old girl with a troubled past and wants to destroy the world because of it. She was originally the only member of the World Destruction Committee (anime wise) until she encountered Kyrie and found out he had the power to destroy the world. With him by her side, she sets her sight of destroying the discrimination in the world.

  • Action Girl: In the anime. More of a Dark Action Girl in the manga and video games.
  • Action Girlfriend: To Kyrie in a sense. Officially becomes one about halfway through the game, though remains unofficial in other adaptations.
  • Adaptational Curves: While Morte is never flat-chested and is acknowledged by other characters as beautiful, the manga seems to double her bra size in comparison to the game and anime. The anime may have slightly filled out her figure as well, but it's much less drastic of a change.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Her skirt is red instead of pink in the anime, and her eye color changes between blue and green.
  • Axe Crazy: In the manga and video game. Subverted in the anime.
  • Bacon Addiction: Her favorite food is a sandwhale bacon sandwich.
  • Badass: She has held her own against the World Salvation committee for years before she met Kyrie.
    • Badass in Distress: In the anime where she wouldnít tell the Ferals where Kyrie and the Destruct Code were despite being beaten (almost to death). In the game, she briefly ends up brainwashed by Serpens Rex, then is cursed by her and nearly dies.
    • Badass Longcoat: Sans sleeves.
  • Beleaguered Childhood Friend: Agan treats her as one when they first meet in the game, wondering how the girl he grew up with who used to be a member of the Golden Lions with him could have gone so far as to join the World Annihilation Front.
  • Berserk Button: In the video game, hurting Agan is ill advised as Rajiv learns the hard way. Morte kills him for beating up Agan and threatening a Fate Worse Than Death, which could have literally meant anything by the way Agan was tied up.
  • BFS: Her weapon of choice is a double-ended scimitar that's nearly as tall as she is.
  • Book Dumb: In the game, she claims she hates books because they're boring and the Purple Prose is too complicated; one surmises she would not do well in an academic environment, despite the fact that she's clearly of at least average intelligence (if also of below-average sanity).
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: In the video game, by Serpens Rex. She gets better.
  • Break the Cutie: In the anime. More of a Break the Haughty in the manga.
  • Broken Bird: In the anime. Subverted in the video game.
  • Childhood Friend: To Agan in the game and manga. While they're very close (hurting Agan is a good way to insure a painful death for yourself), it's obvious they're Like Brother and Sister.
  • Crutch Character: 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.
  • Cute and Psycho: In the video game and manga.
  • Dangerously Short Skirt
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: In the anime where she opens up to Kyrie and Toppi. In the video game, it takes her longer to open up to the group. Subverted in the manga.
  • Detached Sleeves/Opera Gloves: Tight like gloves, but has no fingers like a long sleeve.
  • Determinator: Once she gets an idea in her head - whether that's world destruction, resurrecting Kyrie, or remaking the entire world into a better place - there's absolutely no stopping her.
  • The Dreaded: In the game, she accidentally scares a pair of guards away from Kyrie's jail cell just by walking up behind them; as soon as they realize who she is, they flee. No one seems to recognize or react to her later in the game, however.
  • Drives Like Crazy: In the game. She complains that 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.
  • Fantastic Racism: In the anime, she hates beastmen (with perhaps the exception of Taupy) and doesn't like when it's shown that they can and do get along perfectly well with humans. In the game, she doesn't seem to think anything more or less of them.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: Her gloves are slightly different on each hand.
  • Fingerless Gloves
  • Fist Pump: Her Victory Pose in the game.
  • Flat Character: In the video game where her actions arenít explained. Lampshaded when she complains nothing happens to her in the Depths of Memory.
    • Ironically, this is subverted to hell and back in the anime because she's the first one to be affected by the Depths of Memories and is the only character that wanted to remain there because she would rather live in a time of happiness instead of knowing the future.
  • Form-Fitting Wardrobe: Most large coats hide the wearer's figure rather than being neatly tucked in beneath the breasts. Becomes even more noticeable in the manga, where her shirt even dips in between her breasts to avoid the uniboob effect.
  • Genki Girl: In the game, she's extremely excitable and doesn't do anything by half.
  • Genre Savvy:: In the video game where she proves to be right on most occasions.
  • Girl with Psycho Weapon: She often brandishes that big sword in a menacing manner (as if there were any way to hold a sword as large as a person and not be menacing about it).
  • Girly Bruiser: She'll happily bomb you six ways to Sunday before squeeing over a sparkly dress. The game even has a Chain of Deals in which a set of feral sisters recognize that the human girl actually has some fashion sense.
  • Green Eyes: Certainly has the temperament expected of it.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: In all versions. Played for laughs in the anime; in the video game, it's played for laughs most of the time. However, in the manga, it gets played for drama as by snapping at Kyrie of all people, this prompts him to leave the group with Toppi and Naja following him.
  • Icy Blue Eyes: In the game, which is somewhat unusual as her personality is most fiery in that incarnation. However, her one Blood Skill that isn't a bomb is Blizzard.
  • In Love with Your Carnage: 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.
  • Insistent Terminology: Morte is sixteen, not seventeen! Wanted posters listing her as a year older is sort of a sore point for her.
  • I Take Offense to That Last One: When discussing the various things the Ferals call her, she claims she dislikes the name "Lady Death" because it's too unoriginal.
  • Jerkass: In the manga.
  • Kick Chick: The game makes good use of her kicking animation; the anime, surprisingly, doesn't show her affinity for foot attacks.
  • Kick the Morality Pet: In the manga 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.
  • The Kid with the Remote Control: In the game, the Crimson Sun eventually decides to teach her the words that control Kyrie's Destruct powers. It's just as well, considering she's the only one he'd listen to at that point anyway. Luckily, most of her crazy has been turned to more constructive uses by then; she now intends to use his powers to recreate the world.
  • Lady of War: You'd expect someone who plans to end the world to look haggard. You would be wrong.
  • Mad Bomber: In the game, where she's more upbeat about ending the world. Several of her special attacks involve explosives, including a Molotov Cocktail. The ferals also have a rumor that if the Scarlet Plague doesn't blow something up often enough, she starts getting the shakes. Morte claims that's not true, but Stuff Blowing Up is very cathartic and helps clear her mind.
  • Magic Skirt: If she ever crouches facing the viewer, things become inexplicably dark under her skirt. Itís not immune to tears though.
  • Manic Pixie Dream Girl: Kyrie would have been perfectly content to simply let life happen to him were it not for her suddenly showing up.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: With Kyrie.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • Morte means death, and she desires to kill the world.
    • Ashera is the name of an ancient mother goddess, wife of the creator of the world. When Kyrie remakes the world at the end of the game, effectively becoming the new creator, Morte remains by his side. She's also the first to suggest remaking the world.
  • Murder Is the Best Solution: Her general sentiment in all things is to just kill it and be done with it, up to and including the entire world. At least at first. She later decides changing the world is better than ending it - but if anyone tries to stop her, it's still fastest to kill them.
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: Her whip-thin arms are perfectly capable of swinging that giant blade around, and her Blow attacks are some of the hardest-hitting in the game.
  • Names to Run Away From Really Fast: She actually has several in the game: "Scarlet Plague", "Beastslayer", and "Lady Death".
  • Oblivious to Love: In the game, Agan notes that she wasn't aware what Kyrie meant to her until he asked Naja to kill him so he couldn't destroy the world. She also never seems to notice his giddy swooning when they first meet.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: Oh so much.
  • One Woman Army: She can take out groups of enemies by herself with ease. However, the only thing that prevents her from going on a killing rampage is when Kyrie gets himself captured.
  • Parental Abandonment: Her parents are never mentioned in the game, even when visiting the Bacchitav Caravan where she grew up. She's on good terms with Chief Mardrus and treats Agan like a brother, so it's possible something happened to her parents and she was raised by them. In the anime, both her parents died during fighting with the ferals, some time between age seven and twelve. Losing her brother after that is what finally made her snap and decide to end the world.
  • Pay Evil unto Evil: In the game, the only one who thinks anything of her killing Rajiv is Kyrie, and he's quickly swayed into believing that he deserved what she did.
  • Pet the Dog: She does this a lot in the anime. Inverted in the manga.
  • Pink Girl, Blue Boy: With Kyrie, though their expected personalities are flipped.
  • Pink Means Feminine: Despite her prowess in and enjoyment of battle, Morte is quite insulted when Agan insinuates she isn't feminine, as if her bright pink outfit wasn't clue enough.
  • Put Them All Out of My Misery: In the video game, she really just wants to destroy the world. The fact that it's full of Fantastic Racism is just a convenient excuse.
  • Rapunzel Hair: It's down past her waist but doesn't seem to slow her down in the slightest.
  • Relative Button: Agan may as well be her older brother. If you like your innards where they are, you don't hurt him.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: In the game and manga, she has a romantic version with Kyrie and a non-romantic version with Agan. Apparently it takes a tag-team to keep up with her.
  • She's Got Legs: A DVD Omake nicknames her "The Leggy Terrorist". Odd, considering the anime downplays her Kick Chick tendencies.
  • Sleeves Are for Wimps: Her long coat is sleeveless despite the fact that she's not muscular at all; just don't mistake her slim figure for weakness.
  • Sugar And Ice Girl: In the anime toward Kyrie with a mix of Tsundere.
  • Supporting Leader: Kyrie is the main character, but Morte is the leader (and perhaps only "true" member) of the World Destruction Committee and the plot kicks off and follows her more than him.
  • Thigh-High Boots: With a zipper up the front.
  • Token Evil Teammate: She's the only one of the main characters who really wants to destroy the world, despite their entire team being named for doing just that.
  • Tranquil Fury: When Rajiv beats Agan, she switches from her usual gleeful destruction to a very cold, calculated demeanor and kills him slowly offscreen. Even Kyrie is a little disturbed and notes "Morte has a dark side."
  • Troubled, but Cute: In the anime. Not quite so much in the game or manga, as she's more welcoming of company and less prone to brooding.
  • Tsundere: Type A in the anime.
  • The Unchosen One: In the game, Kyrie was born to destroy the world; nobody said anything about some random girl who wanted in on the action. As it turns out, falling in love with her is what keeps Kyrie from losing control when the Destruct Code is used. That definitely wasn't in the Creator's plans for the world.
  • Villain Protagonist: In the manga and video game. Subverted in the anime in which she tries to be one but ends up helping other people on their journey.
  • Waif-Fu: She's only 5'4" (162cm) but is more than capable of taking care of herself in a fight and wielding that BFS
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Kyrie believes her to be one in the game, claiming that he can tell she loves the world in spite of herself and the only reason she wants to end it is because she can't stand to see it in the state it's in.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: In the manga, in order to make sure that there would be no more human slaves in a village, she blows it up. Kyrie calls her out on this.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Mostly in the anime, but even the manga Morte has sympathetic moments.
  • Worthless Yellow Rocks: In the game, she's annoyed at the number of treasure chests in the Azure Tower, because despite the number of rare and valuable items inside, the only one she wants is the one Felis Rex promised to trade for a new BFS; the others are worthless to her.
  • Worth Living For: In the game, she eventually decides that falling in love with Kyrie is more important than destroying the world, and so calls off her path of destruction - particularly since Lacertus Rex mentioned the Destruct can be used creatively. In the anime, her dream of her family convinces her that, as bad as the world is, it's still a wonderful place worth fighting to make batter and she doesn't need to end the world or herself along with it.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: In the anime, because despite her insistence that beastmen and humans cannot live together, Kyrie keeps seeing multiple moments where beast men are trying to change the world for the better and humans falling in love with beastmen.
  • Yandere: In the manga, at her worst.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Grade A, using Thigh-High Boots instead of socks.

Toppi Topuran

Voiced by: Tōru Furuya (Japanese), Erik Braa (English game), Robert McCollum (English anime)

  • Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: Shoes, gloves, a collar, and a bandana on his head, but no shirt or pants in sight.
  • Ambiguous Situation: In the game, it's unclear whether Muffy is actually his wife or just his live-in girlfriend. He refers to her as "my girl" but never clarifies whether that's short for girlfriend or just an Affectionate Nickname.
  • Badass
  • Bare-Fisted Monk: In the anime and manga, he fights using only his fists. In the game, his weapons are gloves, which is pretty close.
  • Bears Are Bad News: For the enemies anyway.
  • Berserk Button: Don't call him a teddy bear. The only person that has been able to live up to this day who called him one is Kyrie. However, in the anime, everyone calls him one and it pisses him off, but he never does anything about it.
  • The Big Guy: Despite being the smallest.
  • Bodyguard Crush: While not a crush, he acts as Kyrieís royal bodyguard. His relationship with Kyrie can be questioned in the manga.
  • Declaration of Protection: Toward Kyrie. It is a "It's Just that Simple" case in the anime and video game. However, both of these later become the "complicated" type because of Kyrie's status of being able to destroy the world.
  • Eyepatch of Power: It doesn't do anything but it makes him look more badass.
  • Funny Animal: Clearly further down the Sliding Scale of Anthropomorphism than most other beastmen, but they don't seem to have any Fantastic Racism against him for it; they just mock him for being small and cute.
  • Honor Before Reason: He wants to be seen as a hero and insists on doing heroic things, even if he's stuck traveling with a girl who wants to end the world.
  • Knife Nut: In the anime, but only the first episode.
  • Lightning Bruiser
  • The Mentor: For Kyrie in the anime and manga.
  • My Instincts Are Showing: In the anime, Taupy always insists that he isn't a bear and no one should call him one. However, when they visit the Winter Continent, he has a near-uncontrollable urge to hibernate.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Probably one of the strongest fighters in the game, thanks to being able to chain Flurry attacks. Capable of taking on much larger opponents in the anime and manga as well, while still being barely knee-high.
  • Rebel Relaxation: He often leans against a wall during cutscenes in the game.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: And he hates it.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The Manly Man to Kyrie's Sensitive Guy.
  • Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: With his wife. He barely reaches three-feet in height, while his wife is around two stories tall.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Kyrie in all adaptations.
  • Vague Age: The game lists everyone's age except his.
  • Verbal Tic: 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 questions why.

Agan Mardrus

Voiced by: Hiroyuki Yoshino (Japanese), Andre Ceglio (English game), Eric Vale (English anime)

In the game and manga, Agan is a close friend to Morte, having been in the Golden Lions with her. In the anime, Agan is just a smuggler unaffiliated with the Golden Lions, simply running into Morte, Kyrie, and Toppy through chance. Either way, he often assists the heroes, either for free or a price.

  • Badass
  • Bishounen
  • Break the Cutie: Subverted. Rajiv tries this method on him when captured. It goes horribly wrong.
  • The Chew Toy: In the video game, to some extent. Morte just loves to abuse him.
  • Childhood Friend: To Morte in the game and manga. The only thing that keeps him from being unlucky is the fact that he treats her like she's his obnoxious kid sister. They have no prior relationship in the anime.
  • Cool Boat: Too bad it has a tendency of getting damaged often. The funny thing is that itís a nice boat too!
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Demoted to Extra: While he's a main character in the game and manga who travels with the team (and in fact provides their means of transportation), in the anime he just happens to show up every couple of episodes.
  • Disappeared Dad: His father is mentioned to be dead in the game. You can get some of his old equipment for him if you complete a Side Quest.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: When Agan is captured, you can hear Rajiv beating him with a whip trying to get him to "submit". Naja leaves the area because he's disgusted. Rajiv then tries to break him by telling him that members of the Golden Lions betrayed him and got him captured because they're all selfish bastards. When Agan refuses to submit though, Rajiv then threatens him to use something that would hurt him beyond imagination. Umm, that sounds like something else...
  • Fingerless Gloves
  • Greed: In the anime, he's constantly trying to get money out of the World Destruction Committee, even when he just picks them up off driftwood in the Sand Sea and shouldn't expect them to have any money. In the game, while he helps for free, he's obviously very interested in treasure of any sort and gets rather excited over the Azure Tower's treasure room.
  • Houseboat Hero: In the anime. Heíll get off it every now and then but every time Kyrieís group meets him, heís always on a boat. In the game and manga, he's the owner of the boat that the team uses to get around; while he gets out on dry land more often, his home is still technically on the Sand Sea.
  • Icy Blue Eyes: To mark him as the calmer, cooler-headed member of the team.
  • I Gave My Word: As a smuggler, once he's taken a contract, he always fulfills the delivery. In the anime, the one time he didn't finish was when a young boy asked him to deliver a message to his older sister, then left before telling him who his sister was. He eventually figures out that it's Morte that the message was intended for.
  • La Rťsistance: In the video game, he has his own team called the Golden Lions until he got captured and was forced to join the World Destruction Committee. In the anime, he helps the Golden Lions but doesn't get involved with the actual battles like in the game.
  • Momma's Boy: Is hinted to be one in the video game to the point that he really doesn't want his mother involved with what he's doing.
  • My Name Is Inigo Montoya: One of his early lines (and his first Quip) in the video game is arguably a parody of this trope.
    "I am Agan the Green... and the Red!"
  • Nice Hat
  • Only Sane Man: Comes off as this.
  • Recruitment By Rescue: In the game, the Front saves him from being beaten by Rajiv in the Sky Gaol. Averted in other adaptations: in the anime, he never officially joins the team, and in the manga, he's already a member at the start.
  • Redhead In Green: Fitting his quip about being "the green and the red".
  • The Smart Guy
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: 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.
  • Team Mom: Of a sort in the video game; his reason for agreeing to join the Front is to "keep an eye on you troublemakers". He's too laid-back to be a Team Dad, though.
  • Whip It Good: Video game only as he does not carry a weapon at all in the anime or manga.
  • X Marks the Hero: A cross shaped mark on the left side of his face. Subverted in the anime.

Rhi'a Dragunel

Voiced by: Yui Ichikawa (Japanese game), Yuu Kobayashi (Japanese anime), Michelle Johnston (English game), Trina Nishimura (English anime)

A dragon Feral who has lived for over 300 years. Being the last of her kind, Rhi'a desires to see the end of the world per to dragon tradition in the game; in the anime, she most certainly does not want the world to end and hates Morte for wanting to destroy everything. Despite being calm in the game, in the anime she's prone to becoming trigger happy.

  • Action Girl
  • Ax-Crazy: In the anime.
  • Badass: Her game counterpart but her anime counterpart has some good moments.
  • The Chick
  • Clothing Damage: While her backless dress is protected against tears by her wings and tail, her gloves are ripped apart when her hands transform into dragon claws. In the final episode of the anime, she injures her arm falling down a ravine and Naja has to rip her sleeve off in order to bandage it.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: In the video game.
  • Dumb Blonde: 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.
  • Draconic Humanoid: Of a Cute Monster Girl 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.
  • Elegant Gothic Lolita: Her general clothing style, though her personality is anything but doll-like in the anime.
  • Graceful Ladies Like Purple: Aside from black and white, the accents on her outfit are purple (including her scaly dragon body parts). This is more fitting in the game, where she's obviously of a high status and has a more traditionally-feminine personality.
  • Guns Akimbo: Her primary fighting style when she's not in dragon form.
  • The Gunslinger
  • Hair Decorations: A tiny crossed pair of clips holding her bangs.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: In the anime.
  • Instant Awesome, Just Add Dragons
  • Last of Her Kind: In the game. In the anime, she mentions family in Dragon Valley, though when we get there, it's got nothing but large skeletons (she doesn't react, though, so apparently the place always looks like that).
  • Make Me Wanna Shout: All of her magical attacks in the game have musical-themed names. Using them makes her scream and blast the enemy.
  • Many Spirits Inside of One: When she summons the spirits of her ancestors, she summons the spirits of all her ancestors. They temporarily take over her body.
  • Meaningful Name: Rhea was a Greek Titaness who was often conflated with Cybele, known for giving visions to young female oracles.
  • More Dakka + Beam Spam: Her in-game Requiem Finishing Move.
  • The Nicknamer: She calls Felix Rex "Mr. Meow", Kyrie "Destruct", Elephas Rex "Woolly", and Naja "Barky" in the game.
  • The Ojou: Treated as one in the video game by Felis Rex.
  • Oracular Urchin: Somewhat in the game. While she's really 300, her body is that of a young teen and her ramblings don't always quite make sense.
  • Our Dragons Are Different: Horned Humanoid with the ability to sprout wings and a tail, with the ability to see the future.
  • Partial Transformation: 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 become fully dragon, though the very draconic skeleton of her great-great-grandfather implies she either has one or will gain one as she ages.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Thanks to being a human-shaped dragon. She's the smallest of the humanoid main characters, taller only than the teddy-sized Taupi, yet is capable of a large damage output with both her guns and transformed dragon form.
  • Punctuation Shaker: It's unknown if it's a dragon thing or just a Rhi'a thing. Some translations render her name as just Lia, averting the trope.
  • Purple Eyes: To mark her as a dragon.
  • Purple Is Powerful: She's a purple dragon and is as strong as you'd expect a dragon to be.
  • Really 700 Years Old: She's at least 300 years old.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Red to Naja's Blue in the anime.
  • Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right: The dragonkin of the game have a rule governing their Psychic Powers in that they may see the future but may not act to change it. Rhi'a eventually decides to join up with Kyrie anyway, as she believes this is "the thing to do" even if it's not exactly what her ancestors would have wanted.
  • Seers: As a dragon, she's capable of seeing the future. This and the dragons' tradition of not interfering with the progress of the world has left her incredibly bored, as nothing surprises her and she isn't allowed to do anything about it. Apparently, however, she's got a little bit of a blind spot when it comes to Kyrie and Morte - the former because he's not quite human and is out to change his own destiny, the later because she's just plain chaotic and unpredictable.
  • Sexy Backless Outfit: Normally, it shows off the little row of ridges down her spine, though it also allows her to sprout her wings and tail without Clothing Damage (her tail seems to grow from somewhere up around her kidneys rather than her pelvis).
  • Stocking Filler: With visible garters to hold them up, though they don't seem to be attached to a belt. Instead, they double as gun holsters.
  • Supernatural Is Purple: In the game, where her ability to see the future is a deep part of her character.
  • Too Many Belts: Her double-belt serves no real purpose.
  • Tsundere: In the anime, she's Type A to everyone and Type B to Kyrie. Averted in the game.
  • Unknown Rival: To Morte in the anime. She has a bitter, seething hatred for her, but Morte just sees her as yet another World Salvation Committee mook.
  • Voice of the Legion: Speaks with one when channeling her ancestors.
  • Willing Channeler: In the game, she's capable of channeling the spirits of her ancestors all the way back to the first dragon (all at once), in order for Kyrie to ask them questions.
  • You Monster!: In the video game, she says this (and becomes her final Quip) to Lacertus Rex upon finding out he wants to make a new world with humans as the base material.
  • Zettai Ryouiki

Naja Gref

Voiced by: Hiro Mizushima (Japanese game), Daisuke Ono (Japanese anime), Awwab Bukhari (English game), Anthony Bowling (English anime)

A half-human, half-beastman born to the previous Lupus Rex and a human woman, which earns him a large amount of scorn and racism; how racist changes in all three formats. Very analytical and competent, Naja is the main pursuer to the World Destruction Committee.

  • Batman Gambit: In the anime, he does this to find the main characters.
  • Bishounen
  • Detached Sleeves/Opera Gloves: Tight like gloves, but has no fingers like a long sleeve.
  • Fantastic Racism: See Half-Breed Discrimination.
  • Fingerless Gloves
  • Friendly Enemy: In the anime, where he intends to win the Destruct Code from Morte via gambling and is always trying to find a compromise compared to Rhia who just wants to shoot Morte dead.
  • Furry Reminder: In the manga, he wags his tail when happy.
  • Gender-Blender Name: Naja is an Arabic naming meaning "survived", but it's traditionally given to girls.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Stated in the game that he's the son of the previous Lupus Rex and a human woman.
    • Half-Breed Discrimination: No one lets him forget he's a half-breed because of this. Many of his peers at work insult him due to the standing of humans as slaves, mocking that his blood or Naja himself smells of human and even treating him terribly despite his possibly high rank. Rajiv, who Naja works under, insults Naja almost immediately after the game starts and calls him out for his half-breed species in the manga. In the anime, it doesn't even seem like the boss of the entire World Salvation Committee likes Naja.
  • Heel-Face Turn: In the video game.
  • Heroic Albino
  • Honor Before Reason
  • Improbable Weapon User: Uses a set of wind and fire wheels.
  • In-Series Nickname: In the game, Morte calls him "Professor" and Rhi'a later dubs him "Barky", which he dislikes.
  • Intro-Only Point of View: He's the first character you control in the game, but doesn't even appear on screen for quite some time after switching to Kyrie; after that, he's an antagonist. Until he joins your party to help resurrect Kyrie.
  • Little Bit Beastly: Like most of the Ferals, including full-blooded ones, he appears largely human with just a fluffy tail to set him apart from normal humans.
  • Man in White
  • Momma's Boy: Hinted at in the game.
  • Missing Mom: He believes her to be dead since his late childhood/early teen years. She's actually in hiding in Mechto, but he never quite realizes it even after speaking to her.
  • Noble Demon: He's a nice guy, but it's expected seeing how his workplace treats him.
  • Not So Above It All: He's exasperated by Morte's bombastic behavior, but his Victory Pose is nearly as flashy as hers.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: He's consistently the Blue, though who is his Red varies: in the game, it's Rajiv, but in the anime, Rhi'a takes the role with her new Hair-Trigger Temper.
  • Scarf of Asskicking: In traditional red.
  • The Sixth Ranger: In the game.
  • The Smart Guy: In the anime, especially, but the game makes it clear he's no idiot, either.
  • Specs of Awesome: Is perfectly capable of keeping up with the rest of the cast without removing his glasses.
  • Stoic Spectacles
  • What Measure Is a Non-Human?
  • Who Would Be Stupid Enough: In the anime, he tends to fall for the stupidest things. One episode comes to mind where he talks to this robot over again telling it that he and Rhia are part of the World Salvation Committee (which the robot messes up because Alligator Lord did not want them interfering with his plans.) Naturally, Rhia is seen as the smarter one of the two in this situation where using violence actually got her somewhere.

    Beastlords 

Ursa Rex

Ruler of Zetska Manor and nearby Barni Village, where Kyrie lived.

Felis Rex

Porcus Rex

Lupus Rex

The current ruler of the wolf tribe; he deposed Naja's father for marrying a human woman.

Rana Rex

  • Human Resources: He works children to the point of exhaustion in his gardens, then uses their bodies as fertilizer.

Pistris Rex

  • Adapted Out: Makes no appearance in the anime.
  • Ambition Is Evil: Subverted. Despite Pictis Rex's motive to hold the peace talks, he was actually very reasonable, and he would have helped end the conflicts between Beastmen and humans peacefully.
  • Shark Man: He requires a water circulator over his gills to breathe, but has no trouble speaking.
  • Threatening Shark: Averted; he's apparently a decent guy (for all five minutes we see of him).

Serpens Rex

Elephas Rex

  • The Atoner: In the anime. He used to be a great general and killed many humans, but has since dedicated himself to helping everyone regardless of race.
  • Badass Beard
  • Combat Medic: Just because he's a doctor doesn't mean he doesn't know how to defend himself.
  • Dressed to Heal: He wears a Labcoat of Science and Medicine despite the heat being a very real danger on the Summer Continent.
  • Frontier Doctor: Especially so in the anime, though he still shows some shades of this in the game.
  • Good Is Not Soft: In the game. Despite being an extremely kind doctor, he refuses to allow Morte to access the Temple of Light to resurrect Kyrie, because he is dangerous and could very easily destroy the world; he sacrificed himself to keep the world safe, and Elephas Rex thinks that sacrifice should be honored and the dead should stay dead. When she refuses to turn around and forces the fight, he's a rather tough boss battle.
  • Honorable Elephant: He'll treat anyone, including members of the World Annihilation Front/World Destruction Committee.
  • Super Doc: In the game, Rhi'a insists that he is the best doctor in the whole world, bar none. He even knows how to dispel curses.

Aquila Rex

  • Feathered Fiend
  • Giant Flyer: He's tall for a man, but that's really big for a bird.
  • Pride: His downfall is that he underestimates the World Annihilation Front. Naja pleaded with him to send for reinforcements, but Aquila Rex sneered at the idea of even wasting an entire platoon against five measly people.

Noctua Rex

Lacertus Rex

  • Actually a Doombot: The first time you fight him, it's just an automaton.
  • Affably Evil: In the game.
  • Ambition Is Evil: It leads to delusions of godhood.
  • A God Am I: Eventually believes himself to be able to use Kyrie's power as the Destruct to recreate the world to his liking - with himself as its supreme ruler, of course.
  • Never Smile at a Crocodile: In the anime, he's clearly evil. In the game, he's actually rather helpful the first time you meet him, but that's only because he wants Kyrie's powers for himself.
  • Non-Mammalian Hair: Has a rather large braid in back of his head. It's possible it's a wig, as he has a general old-and-stuffy look and a colonial powdered wig wouldn't be entirely out of character, but it's never touched upon.
  • Ridiculously Human Robots: He's capable of producing them. In the anime, they don't particularly look like beastmen or humans, but have personality far beyond what would be needed for simple worker drones. In the game, he's capable of making perfect copies of living or previously-living people.

    Primal Lords 

Azure Sea

The origin of water in the game world. Killing him dries up parts of Viteau, making new areas available for later exploration.

Golden Earth

The origin of soil in the game world.

Crimson Sun

The origin of fire in the game world.

Jade Zephyr

The origin of wind and breezes in the game world.

    Final Boss (SPOILERS) 
The Creator of the entire world who has grown tired of it and now wishes to destroy it using Kyrie.

    Other Characters 

Uncle Agni

Kyrie's uncle who has raised him since he was young in the game.
  • Adapted Out: He's not mentioned in the anime.
  • Cool Uncle: Kyrie seems to respect him quite a lot.
  • Meaningful Name: Agni is a Sanskrit word meaning "fire", and is also the god of fire and heat in Hinduism. This Agni is in fact the Crimson Sun, elemental embodiment of fire.
  • Parental Substitute: Kyrie lost his parents when he was young, so Agni stepped in.
  • Sacrificial Lamb: Like the other residents of Barni, he was one of Kyrie's victims the first time his powers got out of control. Except he wasn't. As the Crimson Sun, he's the one who activated Kyrie's powers and was perfectly fine.
  • Supreme Chef: It's clear where Kyrie got his culinary skills from.

Rajiv

The son of the current Lupus Rex.
  • Adapted Out: He doesn't show up in the anime.
  • Asshole Victim: He's shown to be an unrepentant jerk at all turns so that you'll have zero sympathy for him when Morte kills him for torturing Agan.
  • Attack! Attack! Attack!: His first option when confronting an opponent is to charge head-on at them. Naja is worried this is going to get him killed.
  • Foil: To Naja. Whereas he's calm and calculating and has a general sense of honor, Rajiv is brash and petty. They even share a similar design with a flipped color palette.
  • It's All About Me: He's extremely selfish.
  • Jerkass: Any time he's on screen, he's not doing anything nice, whether that's insulting Naja or beating Agan for fun.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Red to Naja's Blue in the game.
  • Torture First, Ask Questions Later: Agan tells him he's got his order wrong: he's beating him senseless without asking any questions. Rajiv replies that he doesn't need answers; he's just having fun.
  • Torture for Fun and Information: He really gets a kick out of beating Agan.

Karna

The commander of the Golden Lions and Agan's old friend.
  • Sacrificial Lion: He's one of Kyrie's victims the second time he loses control of his powers.

Muffy

  • Ambiguous Situation: Whether she's Taupy's wife or just his live-in girlfriend.
  • Demoted to Extra: While she was already an extra in the game, the anime relegates her to just being a memory that Taupy once unsuccessfully hit on at a bar.
  • Satellite Love Interest: What does she do aside from sit at home waiting for Taupy?
  • Supreme Chef: According to Taupy, her home cooking is some of the best around.
  • Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: The Huge Girl to Taupy's Tiny Guy.

Reve

An anime-only young man whose importance to the plot is not revealed until very late in the story.

Aya and Shin

A human woman who was falsely imprisoned and a beastman prison guard who have fallen in love.

Yappi

An old friend of Taupy's who was once a fellow member of the Hero Guild.