"In your hand, take this key. So long as you have the makings, then through this simple act of taking...its wielder you shall one day be. And you will find me, friend—no ocean will contain you then. No more borders around, or below, or above, so long as you champion the ones you love."
― Terra, (Kingdom Hearts)

The power to inherit the abilities and skills of previous guardians. Sub-power of Guardianship. Variation of Power Inheritance.

Also Called

  • Guardian Decedent
  • Protector Inheritance


User inherits what the original guardian possessed; all their experiences, knowledge, abilities, powers, skills, and other features including possibly appearance, with each new generation becoming stronger through the achievements and progress of their predecessors.




  • As the new guardian possesses the powers of their predecessors they also possess the same weaknesses.
  • May also inherit/repeat the predecessor's past mistakes.
  • Their personalities could differ from the original predecessor.

Known Users


  • Kylie Galen (Shadow Falls); inherits her protector powers from her father, the predecessor


  • Slayers (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
    • Buffy Summers
  • Various Power Rangers (Power Rangers franchise)
  • The Author (Once Upon a Time)
    • Isaac
    • Walt
    • Henry Mills
  • The Trollhunter (Trollhunters)


  • Guardians of the Veil (W.I.T.C.H.)
  • Mane Six (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)
  • Young Six (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)
  • The Temple and Shadow Temple Guardians (Legend of the Dragon)
  • Guardians of Pandora's Box (Charmed)
  • Avatars (Avatar series)
    • Aang (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
    • Korra (Avatar: The Legend of Korra)
  • The Elemental Masters (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu)
  • Jing, Nu Hai, Fan Tong and Bao (Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny)
  • BFFL/Magic of the Five (Trollz)


  • The Doctor (DC Comics)
  • All incarnations of Promethea (Promethea)
    • Sophie Bangs
    • Barbara Shelley
    • Stacia Vanderveer
    • Grace Brannagh
    • William 'Bill' Woolcott
    • Anna
    • Margaret Taylor Case
  • The Geomancer (Valiant)
  • Each member of the Triumph Division (Marvel)
    • Red Feather
    • St. George
    • Mighty Mother
    • Anitun
    • Wishing Man
    • Great Mongoose
    • Fighter One


  • Mermaid Princesses (Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch)

Video Games

  • Link (Legend of Zelda series)
  • Zelda (Legend of Zelda series)
  • Ryu Hayabusa (Ninja Gaiden)
  • Keyblade Wielders (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Circle of Nine Guardians (Legacy of Kain)
  • The Guardian of Tirisfal (Warcraft)
  • Rena (Elsword)



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