Ashura is a strange character. He appears as a baby but ages rapidly when in dangerous situations and such. Ashura is incredibly playful and always refers to himself in the third person. He is also neither male nor female. He has a darkside called 'Dark Ashura' which is intent on destroying the world.
Ashura's clan was destroyed by Taishakuten, when he overthrew the old Tentai. Ashura has a split personality; one loves all creatures and people, the other is the God of Destruction. Ashura grows when he/she becomes the god of war at the end of the series. Very beautiful and powerful.