beerusBeerus also called, the “God of Destruction” is a character in the Dragon Ball series. He is the main antagonist in Dragon Ball Z: Battle of the Gods. Beerus is a confident and extremely powerful character with an obsessive hothead. As the God of Destruction among the Seventh Universe, his main occupation is to maintain balance in the universe by destroying planets.

Akira Toriyama designed the character Beerus, taking a clue from his old Cornish Rex cat. This cat was once diagnosed with illness and was written off by a Veterinary doctor but, it miraculously survived and the Veterinary doctor joked that the cat may be some sort of demon. Akira also got some inspiration from Ancient Egyptian deities like Sekhmet and Seth. Sekhmet is the Egyptian Goddess of fire and she possesses the head of a lioness, she also carries out healing, divine punishment (like plagues) and vengeance. Just like her, Beerus is a felid and an anthropomorphic cat. Meanwhile, Seth is the god of desert, evil, war, winds, conflict, strength and darkness. He possesses a jackal-like head.

Beerus is a humanoid with purple color and a thin shape. He also has pointed ears that are quite large and resembles Sphynx cats and Cornish Rex.  He appears blue, gold and black with similar decorations as Whis, his ally.

As earlier stated, he is a powerful character but he is also playful like most cats. He eats a lot,that is why his temple is filled with fish and other food items. Looking at his face alone, one would not easily know that he is indeed an antagonist in Dragon Ball, because his variety of facial expressions and cat-like gestures separates him from most antagonists witnessed in the Dragon Ball series.

Beerus is a hothead, and that explains why he easily gets annoyed over trivial matters like when he is being denied pudding or when losses a game of hide-and-seek. This was evident when he destroyed King Kai’s resident just because he lost to King Kai in a game of hide-and-seek.

He proved a formidable opponent for the Z Fighters as he was one of the strongest opponents they ever encountered in the series. In spite of his exalted position as The God of Destruction, Beerus is a polite and well-mannered character that is quite friendly and sociable whenever he is in a good mood. Another distinctive feature of this character is his long sleeping periods. He considers thirty-nine years sleep as a nap and an extra fifteen years as over-sleeping.