‘The Sandman’ on Netflix: Who is ‘The Prodigal’? The missing character is related to the Endless family.

Netflix’s ‘The Sandman’ is a dark fantasy series that revolves around Tom Sturridge, who plays Dream, the king of the kingdom of dreams who is trapped for a century and travels through hell and different worlds to restore his can. The series, which is an adaptation of the comic book of the same name written by Neil Gaiman, gained instant popularity shortly after its release. However, the highly successful series has left the audience curious about certain unexplained characters.


While some are trying to figure out various key plotlines of ‘The Sandman,’ others are uncovering the details of the mystery character who was mentioned throughout the series but not featured. One of the characters that was mentioned the most throughout the series was The Prodigal, also known as Destruction.



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Who is the prodigal son?

Throughout the show, there were several mentions of the character ‘The Prodigal’ and whether he has returned. Wondering who the Prodigal is and his relationship to the Endless family? Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered.

The series has only revealed the first four, which include Dream (played by Tom Sturridge), Desire (Mason Alexander Park), Death (Kirby Howell-Baptiste), and lastly, Despair (Donna Preston). The remaining ones are Destiny, Delirium and Destruction (also known as The Prodigal) of the seven brothers. They are said to be the children of Time and Night, created to serve the natural world as depicted in the Netflix series.

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Of the seven brothers, Destruction is known to be the prodigal because he left his duties to serve the world and not destroy it anymore. According to the comics, the character is described as being a large man with red hair and sometime in the 18th century. Destruction had decided that he had had enough of being the entity of destruction, and he wanted to go do something other than destroy. Each of the Endless has a kingdom in which they are absolutely sovereign.


Considering the number of times Destruction was mentioned in the series, it can only be assumed that maybe fans can expect it to show up when Lucifer’s threat of war knocks on the door of the Dreaming and the mortal world. We could see the Endless brothers united for the cause, since they exist thanks to humans.

‘The Sandman’ is streaming on Netflix.


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