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

Kyrie Illunis

Voiced by: Mamoru Miyano

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.
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Death Seeker: In the video game, after destroying the Sky Gaol, he asks Naja to kill him.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: With Morte.
  • Meaningful Name: Kyrie in Greek is lord.
  • 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, statue alignments and regan.
  • 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-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.
  • Person of Mass Destruction
  • The Pollyanna: In the anime. Not so much in the manga and video game.
  • The Power of Friendship: Invokes this in the anime and video game but is horribly subverted in the manga.
  • Red Hair Take Warning
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: Or rather savvy guy, crazy girl.
  • Shounen Hair
  • 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.
    • This is subverted in the anime where Kyrie proves that the world can live with humans and Ferals and in this case, Morte is in the wrong.

Morte Ashera

Voiced by: Maaya Sakamoto

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.

Toppi Topuran

Voiced by: Tōru Furuya

  • Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: Shoes, gloves, a collar, and a bandana on his head, but no shirt or pants in sight.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Agan Mardrus

Voiced by: Hiroyuki Yoshino

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.
  • Cool Boat: Too bad it has a tendency of getting damaged often. The funny thing is that itís a nice boat too!
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Redhead In Green: Fitting his quip about being "the green and the red".
  • The Smart Guy
  • Unlucky Childhood Friend: In the video game. In the anime though, itís even worse as Morte and him arenít even childhood friends.
  • 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

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.

Naja Gref

Voiced by: Hiro Mizushima, Daisuke Ono (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
  • 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.