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Olethros

Destruction
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Real Name
Current Alias
Olethros

Identity

Alignment

Affiliation

Relatives
Death (sister), Delirium (sister), Desire (brother/sister), Destiny (brother), Despair (sister), Dream (brother, deceased), Sandman (Daniel Hall, brother), Orpheus (nephew, deceased), Miranda Walker (niece), Rose Walker (grandniece)

Universe

Base Of Operations
Mobile, Destructions Island

Characteristics
Gender

Hair

Status
Marital Status

Occupation
Personification of Destruction and Creation (Abandoned)

Creators

First appearance

Sandman Special Vol 2 #1

Contents

History

Destruction is the fourth eldest of the Endless, and is depicted as a big, red-haired, bearded man (somewhat resembling actor Brian Blessed; Gaiman has mentioned that he would like Blessed to play Destruction in the event of a Sandman movie). He is also known as Olethros. In appearances set in earlier centuries, he is depicted wearing military gear (such as a musketeer's uniform, or plate armour), though in more recent times he is shown in colourful clothes with no particular theme. When Delirium and Morpheus encounter him in the seventh collection of issues in the series, Brief Lives, he has taken to wearing his hair in a ponytail, and owns a talking dog, Barnabas. Since he abandoned his responsibilities there is no sigil in the galleries for him, though he keeps his own gallery (wherein is a sword, his sigil). His realm is not portrayed in the series.

Destruction abandoned his realm and his responsibilities some time around the turn of the seventeenth century. The reason for this was the onset of the human Age of Reason, which would eventually culminate in the invention of the atomic bomb. Destruction was unwilling to be responsible for the destruction this would cause, and therefore left the family. He did not cease to exist as the active aspect of Destruction, he simply stopped directing the affairs over which he has control. As he says, destruction did not stop, it was merely no longer his fault, this is shown in the Lucifer character Fenrir, who is described as the act of destruction itself, though not said, it has been postulated that this is the manifestation of Destruction's realm. Destruction features most prominently in Brief Lives, in which his siblings Morpheus and Delirium set out to track him down. When they finally meet they do not exactly argue but talk at cross-purposes; Destruction's choice of path baffles and to some degree infuriates Morpheus, while Destruction finds it hard to comprehend Morpheus' position and concentrates on trying to impart to him some wisdom on the necessity of change and self-knowledge. Delirium just wants her brother back; she is reliant on her siblings for support, particularly her elder brothers.

Destruction is self-obsessed in the most positive sense of that term; after giving up his responsibilities he concentrates instead on attempting to learn about his own nature and exert control over it. This is manifested in his deliberate attempt to subvert his own essential nature and create instead of destroy; he is shown at various points writing indifferent poetry, painting an indifferent picture, cooking a meal left untouched by those for whom it was intended, and brewing Greek coffee which Delirium fails to drink properly. Several characters refers to him as being a horrible artist. It's likely that Destruction is inspired by Death's suggestion that everyone can know everything. He tells Dream in Brief Lives that each Endless is really a lord of opposites: life and death, dreams and reality, destruction and creation, destiny and freedom, etc.

As an aspect of change, Destruction also foreshadows the eventual downfall and replacement of his brother Dream in this interaction. It was Destruction, in fact, who told Orpheus that Death had a way for him to visit the Underworld, which set off the chain of events leading to Dream's end.

Powers and Abilities

Powers

Personification of Destruction: One of the seven Endless, inconceivably powerful beings, Destruction is both lord and personification of all Destruction and Creation. He has power over the action and process of destroying as well as the act of making, inventing, or producing.

Omnipresence: Being Destruction, he is everywhere on Earth at any moment, but not in a form visible to humans, usually.

Shapeshifting: Destruction could change his appearance and clothing.

Teleportation: he can travel instantly anywhere in the mortal realm that people die and live, and, so long as he shows proper respect, he can easily enter and transit most magical realms too.

Immortal: Destruction was ageless and virtually immortal.

Sorcery: Nigh-Omnipotent mastery of magic.

Abilities

Creative though laking in talent or apparent appreciation of others.

Weaknesses

Ancient Rules: Despite his great powers Destruction, like the rest of the Endless, was bound to a complex set of rules and customs.

  • One which requires he not to spill the blood of family or he is no longer protected as the personification of Destruction from other Personifications
  • Another is that he cannot fall in love with a mortal or the mortals downfall is assured.

See Also

Links and References

  • None.

Footnotes

Vertigo Character
This character exists under the Vertigo Imprint which is intended for Mature Readers. Their continuity takes place within the context of Vertigo titles although they may cross over into regular DC continuity.
This template will categorize articles that include it into the category "Vertigo Characters."


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Guild Wars

Up to date as of February 01, 2010

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This article is about the PvE version of a split skill. For the PvP version, see Destruction (PvP).
Skill details
Destruction
Image:Destruction.jpg
Campaign: Factions Ritualist
Profession: Ritualist
Attribute: Channeling Magic
Type: Binding Ritual
    5 Energy ¾ Activation 15 Recharge

Full: Create a level 1...11 spirit that dies after 30 seconds. When this spirit dies, all foes in the area take 1...4 damage for each second the spirit was alive.

Concise: Creates a level 1...11 spirit (30 second lifespan). On death, it deals 1...4 damage to all foes in the area for each second it was alive.

Contents

Channeling Magic 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
Level 1 2 3 4 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 17 18 19
Damage 1 1 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 6 6 6 6 7

Acquisition

Skill Trainers:

Notes

  • Use with Draw Spirit or Swap to move it into the battle before it dies.
  • Use Rupture Soul at the last second to spike an entire area.
  • Resummoning this spirit while the previous one is still alive will kill the old spirit, which will do damage for the time it has been alive.
  • Destruction is often used with Soul Twisting due to its short recharge, low energy cost, and effect-upon-death.

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Marvel Database

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Destruction

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Real Name
Destruction
Alignment

Status
Occupation
Robot

First appearance

Unknown

History

History of character is unknown.

Links

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Starwars

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Destruction
Attribution
Author(s)

Ron Heintz

Publication information
Publisher

RPGA (Wizards of the Coast)

Release date

2005

Media type

RPG adventure

Pages

31

Chronology
Era

Rise of the Empire era

Timeline

19 BBY

Series

Living Force campaign

Preceded by

A Plague of Darkness

Followed by

A Hero Seeks Not Vengeance

Destruction was a roleplaying-game adventure in year five of the Living Force campaign. It was the second adventure in the Heart of Evil trilogy and was written by Ron Heintz and edited by Margaret Heintz.

Plot summary

The heroes are sent to aide the Cularin Armed Forces in an attack on a Believers base. However, things are more than they seem and the mission has actually been engineered by a mysterious dark lord, while a powerful Dark Jedi attacks the Almas Academy. The Academy is destroyed and many of the resident Jedi are killed, while the Dark Jedi escapes, setting the scene for a final confrontation with him in the next installment of the trilogy.

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