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Iwan (イワン Iwan) is the God of Destruction of Universe 1. He is accompanied by his attendant and martial arts teacher Awamo.


Iwan is a short anthropomorphic being with pointy pink ears. His whole face, except for his small, black pupil eyes, is covered in black fur. Similar to Sidra, he wears a white shirt and a God of Destruction vest, along with a small hat. His true form under fur is described as "resembling Shiva in Hinduism" in the Japanese official website.


Iwan is a very efficient and successful God of Destruction as his work has led to his universe having the highest mortal level. Iwan has strong passion, enthusiasm, or explosive feelings in contrast to his calm appearance. He is the only one of spared Gods of Destruction to not break out into a cold sweat when Universe 9 was erased by the Zenos.



In the manga at some point in time, Iwan participated in the All Universe Hide and Seek Tournament held by Zeno. But when Beerus hid and fell asleep for fifty years during the tournament, it had to be cancelled. He and the gods had to calm Zeno down who was furious. Since then, Iwan and the other Gods of Destruction have felt disdain towards Beerus.[1]

Dragon Ball Super

Universe Survival Saga

Main article: Universe Survival Saga

Iwan in the Zen Exhibition Match.

In the anime, Iwan attends the Zeno Expo, along with Awamo and Anato, representing Universe 1. Iwan watches the expo, and is opted out of the Tournament of Power due to Universe 1 having a high mortal ranking.

In the manga, Iwan is summoned by the Grand Minister to Zeno's Palace and is asked to partake in the Zeno Expo between the other Gods of Destruction. He later has a look of relief when the Grand Minister announced his universe as one of the twelve that does not participate in the life-and-death Tournament of Power. Afterwards, he returned to his universe to continue to maintain his duties as a God of Destruction.

Iwan spars with two other Gods of Destruction

In the anime, before the Tournament of Power begins, the Grand Minister offers them to test the stage out, believing Zeno to be bored, Iwan spars with Arak and Liquiir to test the durability of the newly constructed area in the Null Realm. He is able to fight evenly with both of them but their battle causes a crater in the arena's center and a tower to fall over and is ordered, along with Arak and Liquiir by the Great Priest, to repair the stage afterwards. The three of them repair the arena before fighters from the eight universes show up.

Iwan amazed at Goku's strength

Iwan is shown to be rather starstruck and amazed at the power of Goku, as when Goku attains Ultra Instinct -Sign- for a third time. He previously assumed Goku's transformation was a temporary matter, although Anato speculates that Goku has truly achieved the form this time, with Iwan calling Goku's third transformation incredible. Later, he stands up with his fellow Destroyers to recognize Goku attaining the complete Autonomous Ultra Instinct form.

Super Dragon Ball Heroes

Universe Creation Saga

Main article: Universe Creation Saga

Iwan on Earth

Iwan along with the rest of the Gods of Destruction appear at Capsule Corporation in search of Tokitoki after a prediction is made that a strange bird will appear and be responsible for the destruction of all universes. The Gods of destruction prepare to finish off the defenders of Earth but Beerus halts them, wanting to take responsibility for his own universe. Soon after, with the arrival of Xeno Goku and Xeno Vegeta, their attention is brought to the Universe Tree which is destroying planets. Realising that the matter with the bird is now trivial, the Gods of Destruction return to their own universe.

Film Appearances


Main article: Dragon Ball Super: Broly

Tournament of Power fighters and Gods of Destruction in Broly

Iwan makes a cameo appearance when Goku mentions the Tournament of Power.


As with all Gods of Destruction, Iwan is incredibly powerful, only being surpassed in his Universe by his angel/attendant Awamo.

Anime & Manga

During the Zeno Expo in the manga, Iwan is eventually taken down by Quitela.

In the anime, Iwan is able to fight evenly with fellow Gods of Destruction Arak and Liquiir.

Techniques and Special Abilities

  • Flight – The ability to fly with the use of ki.
  • Ki Blast – The most basic form of energy wave. He can shoot rhombus shaped energy blasts, several at once.
  • Hakai - In the anime and Heroes manga, as the God of Destruction, Iwan possess the ability to destroy anything, which includes Gods and ghosts.
  • Energy Punch - A punch charged with ki.
  • Energy Slash Wave - A ki crescent moon shaped wave used to cut the opponent.
  • Telekinesis - A technique that allows the user to manipulate objects and other people with the power of one's mind.
  • Life Link - Iwan and Anato's lives are linked to one another, so if one of them dies, the other will die as well (in a manner similar to Piccolo and Kami) in order to prevent an imbalance between the natural forces of creation and destruction which Iwne and Anat represent.
  • God of Destruction's Mercy - Iwan's special attack in Dragon Ball Heroes.

Video Game Appearances

Iwan in Super Dragon Ball Heroes

Iwan makes his debut appearance and as a playable character in Super Dragon Ball Heroes, introduced in the fifth mission of the original series.

Voice Actors


Dragon Ball Super


  • Iwan's name is an anagram for "Wine", continuing the alcoholic name puns that the Gods of Destruction and their attendants possess.
  • Iwan was designed by Toyotarō.[2]



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