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  • Above the Gods: They aren't gods, but gods are still mortal and limited. The Endless are endless except for some extreme circumstances, and the only beings to definitively surpass them are their parents and the Presence Himself.
  • Anthropomorphic Personification: Of the concept represented by their names.
  • Blue and Orange Morality: All of them, even kind personable Death, have this to one degree or another, largely based on perceptions of that which they personify varying drastically from that of mortals.
  • Cosmic Entity: Their individual power is so great that they are considered to be beyond even Physical Gods.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: All of them appear barefooted.
  • Domain Holder: They're powerful enough normally, but on their home turf they make the rules, full stop. This is emphasized with Dream, whose many responsibilities include Sacred Hospitality.
  • A Form You Are Comfortable With: They can change their perceived forms to fit the expectations of others.
  • Reality Warper: All of them are powerful enough to do this; some do so more frequently than others.
  • Theme Initials: D, obviously. They also have many different names in different mythologies that don't fit this pattern, but only Dream is ever seen using any of them.

  • Aloof Big Brother: To Delirium, Desire and Despair. Especially to Delirium, who mentions that she is always a bit scared of him.
  • Anti-Hero: Immensely powerful and a force necessary for life, yet a very flawed being by human standards.
  • Anything That Moves: Omnisexual and has had his fair share of lovers throughout history.
  • Brutal Honesty: While always formal and polite, Dream never minces words when giving his opinion on something. This is a big reason why he has few actual friends.
  • Byronic Hero: Destruction describes both him and Orpheus as self-pitying romantic fools who nonetheless have "a certain amount of personal charm".
  • Creepy Good: For a certain value of "good". Dream is a pretty ominous, dour fellow, but he has a strong sense of justice and he punishes many evil people throughout history. However, he operates on Blue and Orange Morality and is responsible for some pretty heinous things himself.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Walks barefoot.
  • Dream Weaver: His main domain and one of his titles.
  • Friend to All Children: Dream often has pleasant and respectful conversations with young kids. Considering that he is the personification of imagination and ideas, this is unsurprising.
  • I Have Many Names: Even by the Endless's standards he has a lot of names: Morpheus, Sandman, Oneiros, Shaper of Form and Dreams, Kai'ckul, Dream-Sneak, Dream Cat, Lord L'Zoril, Prince of Stories, Monarch of the Sleeping Marches, His Darkness, Dreamweaver, Nightmare King, Sultan of Sleep, Murphy, Brother, & still more.
  • Looks Like Cesare: Tall, pale, messy hair and his eyes are completely black.
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: He's pale as the moon and has stark black hair to match. In this way he looks a lot like his sister, Death.
  • The Stoic: Most of the time he doesn't display any emotion.
  • You Are in Command Now: Lucifer gave him the rule of Hell since he couldn't just resign and leave the Demon Lords and Devil Princes to their own designs. Eventually Dream found a way to create a stalemate between the factions, allowing him to return to his own realm.

  • All-Powerful Bystander: He knows everything that happens, but intervenes only when it's ordained that he do so.
  • Asexual: Unsurprisingly he has no interest in any gender.
  • Blindfolded Vision: He doesn't really need his eyes to read his book.
  • Blind Seer: Seems unable to see with his eyes, yet can read the Book of Souls without issue.
  • The Fettered: He's literally fettered to his book, representing the fact that he is incapable of doing anything that isn't in the book.
  • In the Hood: He's always wearing a hooded cloak.
  • The Older Immortal: He's the oldest of the Endless, having existed for countless eons.
  • The Omniscient: Everything that is, was, and could possibly be, he knows.
  • The Watcher: He observes everything that happens.
  • You Can't Fight Fate: He believes this. Considering who he is, it's kind of a given, but it even applies to him — it should be noted that the text always refers to Destiny being chained to his book, and not the other way round.

  • All-Loving Hero: She loves everyone, with the kind of deep and abiding compassion that comes only from knowing them very well.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: She's a Perky Goth who shuffles those who die off this mortal coil. Anger her at your own peril, but that aside she's actually quite nice.
  • Don't Fear the Reaper: Really, she is exactly the sort of person you need to see at a stressful moment such as death; comforting, gentle, and easy to get along with while holding a quiet and firm authority.
  • The Dreaded: Being Death, everyone is scared of her and what her appearance entails. This is a fact that she is very disappointed by, observing that despite her best attempts to be as comforting as possible, people are not as willing to visit her realm as they are Dream's, who is far more standoffish than her.
  • Everyone Is Related: Through her many children, she's related to many ancient pantheons. Her children include Kebechet, Egyptian goddess of purity, Astghik, Armenian goddess of love, Ninazu, Sumerian god of the underworld and healing, Namtar, Mesopotamian god of death, Ghede Nibo, Loa leader of the dead (who is her stepson), Mixcoatl, Mesoamerican god of the hunt, Manungal, goddess of the Underworld in Sumerian, Babylonian, and Akkadian mythology and Rosacarnis, daughter of Nergal.
  • I Have Many Names: She also shares a lot of names even by the Endless's standards: Teleute, Sister, Ala, Anput, Belet-Seri, Chicomecōātl, Dea Tacita, Eingana, Erecura, Ereshkigal, Gefjon, Hine-nui-te-pō, Ixtab, Izanami, Jabme-Akka, Kalma, Laima, Libitina, Maman Brigitte, Marzanna, Meng Po, Merau, Morta, Nirṛtī, Persipnei, Pinga, Rohe, Santa Muerte, Setesuyara, Spandaramet, Tayt, Tia and Yamuna.
  • God in Human Form: Spends one day a year as a mortal before dying so she doesn't forget what her duty entails.
  • The Omnipresent: Can be anywhere there's death, although she doesn't know when someone is about to die.
  • Perky Goth: The representation of Death is surprisingly cheerful and friendly to anyone who encounters her.
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: Much like her siblings, she appears as a beautiful bone-pale woman with black hair.
  • Related in the Adaptation: Here she's the mother of Rosacarnis, making her grandmother of the Constantine children.

  • The Atoner: He's eternal, so he still has to watch as everything he enjoys is destroyed... but he no longer feels personally responsible.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: Thanks to his domain, he can see patterns everywhere.
  • Badass Beard: While he sometimes appears clean-shaven, here he has an impressive beard.
  • Black Sheep: He abandoned his charge and left it to its own devices. He's estranged from most of the other Endless.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: He was the loudest and most outspoken member of the Endless, as well as the literal personification of destruction.
  • Cool Big Bro: To Delirium and Despair, both of whom miss him terribly when he's gone.
  • Creative Sterility: Played with. Destruction is capable of creating things, but because creation goes against his inner nature he's just not good at it.
  • Destroyer Deity: Has control over destruction but also creation. He had already become dissatisfied with the human military-industrial complex after the World Wars and sensing what was on the horizon with Adrian Veidt's plan going into effect, Destruction was unwilling to be responsible for the destruction this would ultimately cause, and therefore left his family.
  • Fiery Redhead: Appears as a redheaded man, and can be quite boastful and fierce, as fitting for his nature.
  • My Greatest Failure: The other Endless seem to hold letting him leave to be this, to varying degrees. Destruction himself regrets abandoning his family, but it was a matter of conscience.
  • Nice Guy: Apart from Death, Destruction is the friendliest and most personable of all the Endless. Before he left the family, he was the peacemaker of the group, the one who got along with everyone.
  • Walking the Earth: What he's been doing since leaving his duties.

  • Ambiguous Gender: Appears as an androgynous figure, and can alternate between appearing as a man or a woman.
  • Anything That Moves: And some things that do not. Desire, after all, is hardly bound to something as simplistic as "gender".
  • The Beautiful Elite: Desire is the most stunningly beautiful being in the universe, and is wanted by everyone.
  • The Casanova: Being the personification of lust, Desire woos many women and, as The Vamp, many men.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Much like Dream, he's barefoot despite wearing a suit otherwise.
  • It Amused Me: Why did he father a child that could make the entire Dreaming come undone? They wanted to see if Dream would reincarnate with a better sense of humor.
  • Jerkass: Billions of years ago, Dream and Desire used to be extremely close friends. This lasted until Desire, without shame or any pretense of hiding its involvement, made Dream's then-girlfriend cheat on him, just because it was funny.
  • Lust: Be it for love, for power, or for sex, Desire commands them all.
  • Otherworldly and Sexually Ambiguous: Because it is the personification of lust, Desire can be a man, a woman, or both, depending on whom and what the viewer finds the most attractive.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Or Manipulative Bitch as the case may be. Depends on the mood and the person it's manipulating — whatever would work better.
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: Although it can change appearances as it wishes, we usually see Desire as an attractive androgynous person with dark hair and pale skin.
  • Related in the Adaptation: They are the father of Rose and Drury Walker/Killer Moth, making them grandparent of Kitten Walker.
  • Smoking Is Cool: Carries a lighter with their symbol and is the Endless of Desire.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: Desire's golden eyes are the only thing that remains constant in all its forms.
  • We Used to Be Friends: There was a time Desire and Dream were very close, but after an incident involving Dream's lover, they hardly get along now.

  • Adaptational Modesty: Thankfully she's wearing a bathrobe here.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Right, she is the personification of all ennui and hopelessness in the universe, but still displays authentic feelings for her loved ones, misses her older brother and generally behaves in a quite polite and refined way.
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: She has the same basic appearance as most of her siblings (dark hair, pale skin), but since she's not conventionally attractive and is often looking at people's suffering, hanging out with rats and tearing her own skin with a hook, she's instantly seen as creepy.
  • Eye Scream: Masochistic and has a tendency of popping her own eyeballs.
  • Gonk: Short, fat and ugly, gray skinned, with sullen eyes, and goes around naked.
  • Magic Mirror: Well, they aren't exactly magic, since they're the other sides of all mirrors in the universe (and presumably not all mirrors in the universe are magical).
  • The Quiet One: Rarely speaks except in short, concise, and measured statements.
  • Skunk Stripe: Has some strands of white hair on her messy hair.
  • Swarm of Rats: Her domain is full of rats that are her servants.

  • Annoying Younger Sibling: While her siblings do care about her, it's not surprising they find her difficult to deal with when working together.
  • Bald Women: Half her head is shaved.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Basically the Anthropomorphic Personification of this.
  • The Corruption: While looking for her brothers Dream and Destruction, she took residence in New Jersey near Gotham City during the 1980s, increasing the number of people with mental illnesses.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: One that caused her to turn from Delight into Delirium.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: She's never symmetrical.
  • Flying Seafood Special: She has the habit of taking her fish to walk. They generally float around her, even in situations and places where it's unknown if there is any sense of space or even logic, like her realm.
  • Immortal Immaturity: She's forever the youngest sibling. And also crazy, which doesn't help.
  • Mad God: Delirium is older and more powerful than any living or already dead god, and remains as the personification of sanity and insanity.
  • Mad Oracle: Apparently knows secrets even the other Endless don't know. For example, while Destiny knows everything that was, is, could or will be, Delirium knows everything else; everything that wasn't, isn't, couldn't or won't be. It's unwise to ignore what she says — nearly as unwise as listening too closely.
  • Mismatched Eyes: One of her eyes is blue while the other is green.
  • Multicolored Hair: And it changes colors, too.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: If she's very, very annoyed, she can control herself and become stern, logical and direct. It's extremely unnerving.
  • Stocking Filler: While she changes outfits constantly, she does have a preference for fishnet stockings.
  • Stripperiffic: Other than a jacket, stockings and shorts, Delirium doesn't wear much.
  • Talkative Loon: She tends to go off tangent and talk about non-sensical topics, to the annoyance of Dream.
  • Who Wears Short Shorts?: Wears a pair that seem stained with paint.

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