Wander is the protagonist of the game. He has dark red hair and wears a cloak with a symbol resembling the sigils on the colossi. He travels to the ‘Forbidden Land’ with the body of his lady friend "Mono" whom he wish’s to revive. After intimidating humanoid shadows with the ‘Sacred Sword’ he stole, Dormin answers him and agrees to return the ‘maidens soul’ if he destroys the sixteen idols that stand along the walls.
Since the idols cannot be destroyed by mortal hands Wander must destroy their incarnations. Before setting out Dormin warns him that the "price for such an act may be heavy indeed." With his close friend and only companion Agro, his loyal steed he slays the colossi and with the death of each incarnation its idol crumbles, another shadowy humanoid form stands in the tower, and glowing tendrils leave the colossi’s body and enter Wander’s.
Wander’s skin grows paler and his hair darker with the death of each colossi. He hears Mono’s voice, which gets clearer with each colossi’s demise. After losing Agro and slaying the last colossus Lord Emon appears and seeing Wander with glowing blue eyes like the colossi and sprouting horns like Dormin declares Wander to be ‘possessed by the dead’ and orders his warriors to kill him. He is shot in the leg with an arrow and stabbed through the heart with a sword which he pulls out. Black blood sprays from the wound and he collapses to the ground and his body becomes covered in shadow, a death identical to that suffered by the colossi.