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.
World Destruction Committee
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.
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.
- Adaptational Attractiveness: If you believe Buxom Is Better, at least. 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.
- Axe Crazy: In the manga and video game. Subverted in the anime.
- 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).
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Detatched Sleeves/Opera Gloves: Tight like gloves, but has no fingers like a long sleeve.
- Fashionable Asymmetry: Her gloves are slightly different on each hand.
- Fingerless Gloves
- 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.
- 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 becomes a deconstruction as by snapping at Kyrie of all people, this prompts him to leave the group with Toppi and Naja following him.
- 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 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.
- Lady of War: You'd expect someone who plans to end the world to look haggard. You would be wrong.
- Magic Skirt: If she ever crouches facing the viewer, things become inexplicably dark under her skirt. Itís not immune to tears though.
- 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.
- 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".
- 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.
- Pet the Dog: She does this a lot in the anime. Inverted in the manga.
- 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.
- 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.
- Tsundere: Type A in the anime.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Subverted in the video game where she proves to be right on most occasions.
- Yandere: In the manga, at her worst.
- Zettai Ryouiki: Grade A, using Thigh-High Boots instead of socks.
- Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: Shoes, gloves, a collar, and a bandana on his head, but no shirt or pants in sight.
- 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.
- 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.
- Ridiculously Cute Critter: And he hates it.
- Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: With his wife. He barely reaches three-feet in height, while his wife is around two stories tall.
- 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.
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.
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. 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
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- More Dakka + Beam Spam: Her in-game Requiem Finishing Move.
- The Nicknamer: She calls Felix Rex "Mr. Meow" and Kyrie "Destruct" in the game.
- The Ojou: Treated as one in the video game by Felix Rex.
- Our Dragons Are Different: Horned Humanoid with the ability to sprout wings and a tail, with the ability to see the future.
- 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.
- Purple Eyes
- Really 700 Years Old: She's at least 300 years old.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
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.
- Detatched 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Noble Demon: He's a nice guy, but it's expected seeing how his workplace treats him.
- The Sixth Ranger: In the game.
- Scarf of Asskicking: In traditional red.
- 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.