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Sandpit is a sand-like monster servant of Phobos in the TV series.

Plot

During Phobos's reign

Sandpit was a living pit that attacked any victims walking over and swallowed them, imprisoning them. It also helped Phobos capture rebel members. He had no distinct personality and could not talk at this point. Sandpit captured Caleb after he was tricked by a false story about the Seal of Phobos. The Guardians managed to save Caleb from the pit's grasp. Irma and Taranee combined their powers to transform Sandpit into a shiny glass lake.[1]

Knights of Vengeance and his reformation

In A is for Anonymous, when Nerissa was starting to form the Knights of Vengeance, she visited Sandpit and through the power of quintessence, Sandpit came back to life and worked for Nerissa. Since coming back to life, he had a tall, new humanoid form that is free to wander.[2] He joined the Knights of Vengeance, mainly using his powers to make sure the Knights were to safety and using his sand to blindside or knock-over the enemies. Sandpit proved to be a useful member as he could disguise himself as a solid object in Earth, as seen when he helped Miranda and Nerissa with their schemes.[3][4]

In J is for Jewel, Sandpit helped Raythor and Miranda release Prince Phobos and using his transparent abilities to unlock the gate for the Knights to escape. Elyon was able to defeat Phobos and the Knights, and Sandpit was trapped in a container so that he could not escape at any cost.[5] When Phobos broke his oath and attacked Meridian, freeing his minions, including Sandpit, the giant humanoid sand monster was convinced by Raythor to join the good guys, the Guardians.[6]

Sandpit decided to help the rebels during the Battle of Kandrakar. He was most useful in helping Caleb, Blunk and Luba to stop Miranda from destroying the Aurameres by knocking her out. When Elyon returned to Meridian, Sandpit became one of her Castle Guards.[7]

Powers and abilities

As a mass of living sand, Sandpit's trademark ability is sand manipulation. In his initial appearance, he could suck living creatures down the pit he occupied and slowly mummify his bound victims. However, he didn't seem to be able to leave his pit, and his reach and intelligence seemed to be limited.[1]

After Nerissa freed Sandpit and empowered him by using quintessence, he became more mobile and capable of independent thought. He can morph his sand-body into any shape he wishes. By twirling himself around, he can become a giant tornado, becoming capable of blindsiding and transporting other creatures (like all the other Knights of Vengeance) over large distances. He's also strong enough to knock out Miranda with three punches to the head when she's empowered to gigantic size.[citation needed]

Trivia

  • In A is for Anonymous, when Nerissa posed Sandpit a question, he could be heard giving an affirmative answer. However, he isn't shown to be able to talk in any other part of the series. It is possible that his answer could only be heard by Nerissa due to her empowering him by using quintessence. This would be similar to how only Nerissa's successor (as well as the rest of W.I.T.C.H.) could hear and talk back to electrical machines thanks to her power. This theory is further supported by the fact that Sandpit was voiced by Kath Soucie, Nerissa's voice actress.

Gallery

Main article: Sandpit/Gallery


References

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