I am justice incarnate, brought to this world by forces beyond your comprehension. A cleansing storm to sweep across the land and purge it of your foul presence. I am Dust. And your campaign ends here, now.
Dust is the protagonist of the indie game Dust: An Elysian Tail.
Dust is a being created by the essence of the Life Thread itself, after the evil villain General Gauis had wiped out almost the entire Moonblood race. Using the souls of the innocent Jin and the murdering royal assassin, Cassius, the Life Thread fused them to create a warrior known as Sen Mithrarin, also called "He Who is Born of Dust". After the soul fusion, the being now known as Dust woke up in The Glade with amnesia, knowing nothing about his past nor his own identity. After awakening in the Glade, he found a mysterious blade known as Ahrah, which flies to him and explains that he is Dust's sword. He also met a fairy known as Fidget, an orange nimbat that claimed to be Ahrah's guardian and demanded its return. Despite the efforts to get Ahrah back, Ahrah explained that he is Dust's sword, so Fidget joined Dust on his journey to reclaim his memories, and eventually, stop General Gaius' reign of hate and death.
Dust Storm: A unique special technique that Dust can do with the Ahrah blade, which has him spinning it to create a vacuum attack capable of damaging foes and sucking them in. It can also be combined with Fidget's projectiles to unleash powerful attacks. Though, if Dust uses it for too long, he will start taking damage.
Iron Grip: Dust is able to cling to vines and cliffs and climb up them.
Aerial Dust Storm: The move can be done by using the Dust Storm in mid-air, which makes Dust spin forward like a drill with the Dust Storm's wind surrounding him. This can be used both as an attack, and as a form of quick transportation.
The Underling: A crouching dash attack that Dust can use to pass through low obstacles and inflict damage to enemies.
Double Jump: Using this move sprouts a pair of wings on Dust's back, allowing him to do an additional jump.
Boost Jumps: Allows Dust to extremely jump high while on air current, which can lead him to further areas.
Dodge: A quick sidestep that allows him to evade enemies' attacks and can go behind the opponent for assualts. Though it can deplete his power bar and can be hurt with frames.