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A circumstance placed on those who have been chosen or choose to protect a certain item, place, person, or concept, and possessor are given the powers to do so. Opposite of Assailant. Possible outcome of Destiny Chosen.

Also Called/Alternate Names

  • Chosen Ones
  • Defenders
  • Guardians
  • Heroes/Heroines
  • Legacy Hero
  • Light Ones
  • Peace Keepers
  • Protectors
  • Saviors


Guardians are often those who are of noble birth or a high position of great historical or legendary importance. They have taken/been given the responsibility to defend, protect and, if needed, avenge the focus of their protection, which can be an object, place, concept, or person (throne/crown, village/gate/country/planet, love/good/harmony, royal heir/chosen prophet, etc.) among other things.

To do this, they gain enhanced physical and mental capabilities, many additional mystical or magical abilities, and often specific weapons/tools that allow them to perform superhuman or supernatural feat to help their cause.

Universal Differences

  • In some universes, guardians do not deal with otherworldly issues but issues in their own world.
  • Guardians may need to complete a series of challenges or tasks in order to be chosen.
  • Some guardians may play a part within a prophecy.
  • Some guardians may possess a unique power.
  • Some may be chosen to be guardians due to their bloodline, or heritage.
  • Some may choose to be guardians due to their sense of justice.
  • Some guardians may be blessed with the spirit of the chosen one before him/her.
  • Guardians often play a key role in many lives as their actions often determine the fate of a group of people, nation, the entire world, and more
  • Some guardians may not be in prophecies, but can still play a key factor in what is at stake. (Ex: Characters such as Mega Man X or Dante. Though they are of not legendary concepts, they are basically the center of the fate of what they stand for.)

Associated Powers




  • Guardian's power/status may be connected to a specific object.
  • Given their reputation, guardians tend to be hunted down by evil.
  • May need to be trained if they have little or no knowledge of being a guardian.
  • Could become obsessed with the great power they possess.
  • May need to be deemed worthy.
  • In certain cases, the guardian may be defenseless when being targeted himself.
  • Path of destiny is placed by force.
  • May not be able to live a free life.

Example Characters/Known Guardians

  • Guardians of the True Words (AD&D)
  • Jake Long (American Dragon: Jake Long)
  • Champions of the Powers That Be (Angel)
  • Dusty Everhart (Arkwell Academy trilogy)
  • Avatars (Avatar: The Last Airbender/The Legend of Korra)
    • Aang
    • Korra
  • Ben Tennyson (Ben 10)
  • Circle of Nine (Legacy of Kain)
    • Kain (Legacy of Kain)
  • Legendary Bladers (Beyblade Metal Fury)
  • Toa (Bionicle)
  • Slayers (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
    • Buffy Summers
    • Faith Lehane
    • Kendra Young
  • Guardians of Pandora's Box (Charmed)
    • Pandora
    • Nina
    • Hope
  • The Charmed Ones (Charmed 1998/2018 Series)
  • Makina Hoshimura (Corpse Princess); manga only
  • Akira (Dance in the Vampire Bund)
  • The Green Lantern Corps (DC Comics)
  • Billy Batson/Shazam (DC Comics)
  • Swamp Thing (DC Comics)
  • Rhinemaidens (Der Ring des Nibelungen)
  • Guardians (Destiny)
  • Dante (Devil May Cry series)
  • The DigiDestined/Chosen Children (Digimon)
  • Kami (Dragon Ball series)
  • Dende (Dragon Ball series)
  • Philip J. Fry (Futurama)
  • Gate Keepers (Gate Keepers - Anime)
  • The Chosen One (GEES)
  • Harry Potter (Harry Potter series)
  • Hiro Nakamura (Heroes)
  • Olympia (Hero Heights)
  • Five Great Families (Highschool DxD); Guardians of the the Sacred Beasts
  • Nina Martin (House of Anubis)
  • Eddie Miller (House of Anubis)
  • Eragon (Inheritance Cycle)
  • Jak (Jak and Daxter series)
  • Yoshimori (Kekkaishi) and some of his clan
  • Zed (Kiba - Anime)
  • Pit (Kid Icarus series)
  • Keyblade wielders (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Po (Kung Fu Panda)
  • Firebirds (Last Dragon Chronicles)
  • Temple Guardians (Legend of the Dragon)
  • Lego Ninjas (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu)
  • Shaorin (Mamotte Shugogetten)
  • Phoenix Force (Marvel Comics)
  • Modt (Marvel Comics)
  • Jahf (Marvel Comics)
  • Heimdall (Marvel Comics)
  • The Shosei Order (Marvel Comics)
  • X (Megaman X series)
  • Zero (Megaman X/Zero series)
  • Lui Kang (Mortal Kombat)
  • Mane Six (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)
  • Pillars of Old Equestria (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)
  • Children of the Prophecy (Naruto)
    • Naruto Uzumaki
    • Sasuke Uchiha
  • Sayo Aisaka (Negima); after the ending
  • Ryu Hyabusa (Ninja Gaiden series)
  • Nyx (Once Upon a Time in Wonderland)
  • The Siren (Once Upon a Time)
  • Panty (Panty and Stocking with Gaterbelt)
  • Stocking (Panty and Stocking with Gaterbelt)
  • Most legendary Pokémon (Pokémon)
  • Ash Ketchum (Pokémon)
  • Power Rangers (Power Rangers Franchise)
  • Homura Akemi (Puella Magi Madoka Magica)
  • Randy Cunningham (Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja)
  • Pack (Re:Zero)
  • Mario (Super Mario Bros. series)
  • Luigi (Super Mario Bros. series)
  • The Three Cabelleros (Legend of the Three Caballeros)
  • Guardians (The Guardians of Childhood/Rise of the Guardians)
    • Sanderson Mansnoozie/Sandman
    • E.Aster Bunnymund/The Easter Bunny
    • Toothiana/The Tooth Fairy
    • Nicholas St. North/Santa Claus
    • Jack Frost
  • Bob (ReBoot series)
  • Sailor Moon and the Sailor Scouts (Sailor Moon series)
  • The Protagonists (Saint Seiya/Knights of the Zodiac)
  • Jack (Samurai Jack)
  • The Guardian (Samurai Jack)
  • Protectors (Shadow Falls); powers only work when defending others
    • Daniel Brighten
    • Kylie Galen
  • Max (Sharkboy and Lavagirl)
  • Queen (Shining Hearts)
  • Sofia the First (Sofia the First)
  • Golems (Somali and the Forest Spirit)
  • Knuckles the Echidna (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Blaze the Cat (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Miles "Tails" Prower (Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog); prophesied as the Chosen One by the Ancient Walkers.
  • Guardians (Spyro)
  • Anakin Skywalker (Star Wars)
  • Jedi (Star Wars)
  • Soul Riders (Starshine Legacy/Star Stable)
  • Chiro (Super Robot Monkey Team Hyper Force Go!)
  • B.E.R. (Teen Titans Go!); Night Begins to Shine Dimension
  • The Terminator (Terminator)
  • Tigilau (The Almighty Johnsons); Guardian of the sharks and the fishes
  • Link (Legend of Zelda series)
  • Zelda (Legend of Zelda series)
  • Ozma (RWBY)
  • Gugurang ("Philippine Mythology")
  • Juniper "June" Kim Lee (The Life & Times of Juniper Lee)
  • Neo (The Matrix)
  • Slither (Treasure Buddies)
  • Optimus Prime (Transformers)
  • The Thirteen Primes (Transformers)
  • Trollhunters (Tales of Arcadia)
    • Jim Lake Jr.
    • Kanjigar the Courageous
    • Deya the Deliverer
    • Unkar the Unfortunate
  • The Ancients\Magic of the Ten (Trollz)
  • BFFL/Magic of the Five (Trollz)
  • Eric Northman (True Blood)
  • Hellgate (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Necronomicon (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Hermit (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Kjersti (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Bloom (Winx Club)
  • Guardians of the Veil (W.I.T.C.H.)
    • Will Vandom
    • Irma Lair
    • Taranee Cook
    • Cornelia Hale
    • Hay Lin
  • Xiaolin Dragons (Xiaolin Showdown)
  • Signers (Yu-Gi-Oh 5D)
  • Pharoh Atem/Yami Yugi, to Yugi (Yu-Gi-Oh!)
  • Moah (Flint the Time Detective)




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