LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 03: Neil Gaiman, Vivienne Acheampong, Tom Sturridge and Allan Heinberg attend "The Sandman" World Premiere at BFI Southbank on August 03, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)
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The Endless Siblings That Are Missing From Netflix's The Sandman
The Endless Siblings
Although there are seven Endless siblings, Netflix's adaptation of Neil Gaiman's "The Sandman" only included four of them: Dream (Tom Sturridge), Death (Kirby Howell-Baptiste), Desire (Mason Alexander Park), and Despair (Donna Preston). What about the rest of the Endless? Who are the remaining three siblings?
Destruction, the middle child of the Endless, is referred to by Desire as "The Prodigal" as he left his family and kingdom in the 1700s; despite his absence, destruction endured, he simply had no authority or effect over it. Depicted as a burly red-haired man, Destruction left on a journey of spiritual reflection, wanting to learn how to create.
Destiny, the eldest of the siblings, personifies and controls the fate of the universe and is represented as an old, blind man in flowing robes chained to a book that carries the story of all that has ever been or will ever be. Destiny isn't frequently seen in the comic series, but he does appear in "Brief Lives" when Dream and Delirium beg him to help them find Destruction.
The youngest of the Endless began her life as Delight, but a mysterious event transformed her into the eclectically dressed, whimsical Delirium. She might annoy her more serious-minded siblings with her strange powers and stranger behavior, but her love for her brother, Destruction, plays a vital role in the series and makes her one of the most important characters.