A circumstance placed on those who have been chosen or choose to protect a certain item, place, person, or concept, and possess or are given the powers to do so. Opposite of Assailant. Possible outcome of Destiny Chosen.
Alternate Names of Guardians
Guardians are often those who are of noble birth or a high position of great historical or legendary importance. They have taken/been given 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.
In some universes, guardians do not deal with other worldly issues but issues in their own world.
Guardians may need to complete a series of challenges or tasks in or to be chosen.
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 still play a key factor of 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.)
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 to live a free life.
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 (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
Korra (The Legend of Korra)
Legendary Bladers (Beyblade Metal Fury)
Slayers (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
Guardians of Pandora's Box (Charmed)
The Charmed Ones (Charmed)
Makina Hoshimura (Corpse Princess); manga only
Akira (Dance in the Vampire Bund)
The Green Lantern Corps (DC Comics)
Captain Marvel (DC Comics)
Swamp Thing (DC Comics)
Rhinemaidens (Der Ring des Nibelungen)
Dante (Devil May Cry series)
The DigiDestined/Chosen Children (Digimon Series)
Kami (Dragon Ball)
Dende (Dragon Ball)
Eragon (Inheritance Cycle)
Philip J. Fry (Futurama)
Gate Keepers (Gate Keepers - Anime)
Harry Potter (Harry Potter series)
Hiro Nakamura (Heroes)
Nina Martin (House of Anubis)
Eddie Miller (House of Anubis)
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)
Temple Guardians (Legend of the Dragon)
Lego Ninjas (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu)
Mario (Mario series)
Luigi (Mario series)
Phoenix Force (Marvel Comics)
Modt (Marvel Comics)
Jahf (Marvel Comics)
Heimdall (Marvel Comics)
X (Megaman X series)
Zero (Megaman X/Zero series)
Lui Kang (Mortal Kombat)
Mane Six (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)
Star Swirl the Bearded and the Pillars (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)
Children of the Prophecy (Naruto)
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)
Guardians (Rise of the Guardians)
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
Queen (Shining Hearts)
Miles "Tails" Prower (Sonic Archie Comics); prophesied as the Chosen One by the Ancient Walkers.
Knuckles the Echidna (Sonic the Hedgehog)
Blaze the Cat (Sonic the Hedgehog)
Anakin Skywalker (Star Wars)
Jedi (Star Wars)
Chiro (Super Robot Monkey Team Hyper Force Go!)
The Terminator (Terminator)
Tigilau (The Almighty Johnsons); Guardian of the sharks and the fishes
Link (The Legend of Zelda series)
Zelda (The Legend of Zelda series)
Juniper Lee (The Life and Times of Juniper Lee)
Neo (The Matrix)
Slither (Treasure Buddies)
Optimus Prime (Transformers)
The Thirteen Primes (Transformers)
The Trollhunter (Trollhunters)
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.)
Xiaolin Dragons (Xiaolin Showdown)
Signers (Yu-Gi-Oh 5D)
Five Great Families (Highschool DxD); Guardians of the the Sacred Beasts
Olympia (Hero Heights)
Sofia the First (Sofia the First)
Firebirds (Last Dragon Chronicles)
As the first American dragon, Jake Long (American Dragon: Jake Long) is chosen to protect the underground magical world of New York, using his ability to transform into a powerful dragon to do so.
Being next in the Avatar Cycle, Aang (Avatar: The Last Airbender) is chosen to maintain balance of the world. To do so, he is required to master the element of air, water, earth, and fire, as well as control the Avatar State, where he is at his most powerful.
As the Avatar after Aang, Korra (Avatar: The Legend of Korra) is chosen to maintain the balance of the world of man and spirit.
The Green Lantern Corps (DC Comics) have existed for billions of years, sworn to protect the universe, and given special rings in order to do so.
Philip J. Fry (Futurama) is regarded as the single most important in the universe as he lacks the delta brainwave, making him the only person who is destined to defeat the Brainspawn and save the universe.
Cole (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu), Black Ninja of Earth.
Jay (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu) Blue Ninja of Lightning.
Kai (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu), Red Ninja of Fire.
Lloyd Garmadon (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu), Green Ninja of Energy, destined to become the Ultimate Spinjitzu Master.
Zane (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu), White Ninja of Ice.
The Mane Six (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic) are the embodiments of the Elements of Harmony. As such, they represent the elements of honesty, kindness, laughter, generosity, loyalty, and magic in order to protect harmony in all of Equestria.
Pillars of Old Equestria (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)
For 800 years the town of Norrisville has been protected from evil by a ninja. Every four years a new ninja is chosen, and Randy Cunningham (Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja) is chosen as the new ninja to protect Norrisville from the evil plans of the Sorcerer.
Sofia the First (Sofia the First), the storykeeper of the Secret Library and protector of the Ever Realm.
After being chosen and gifted with the Power Primate, Chiro (Super Robot Moneky Team Hyper Force Go!) became to the new leader of the Super Robot Monkey Team. As such, he leads the Hyper Force: Antauri, Mr. Hal Gibson, SPRX-77, Otto, and Nova to protect Shugazoom City and the universe from the evil of the Skeleton King.
Juniper Lee (The Life and Times of Juniper Lee) is the Te Xuan Ze, protector of the balance between the human an magical worlds in the City of Orchid Bay. To preserve this balance, she is magically enhanced, making her stronger and faster than the average human,and is capable of using magic.
Jim Lake (Trollhunters) was chosen to be the new Trollhunter, the warrior who protects the world from evil trolls and goblins.
The five Guardians of the Veil (W.I.T.C.H.) are a group of magical warriors gifted with the abilities of Quintessence, Water, Fire, Earth, and Air with the mission to protect Kandrakar, the center of the universe.
Omi, Raimundo, Clay, and Kimiko (Xiaolin Showdown) are the chosen Xiaolin Dragons of the water, wind, earth, and fire respectively. Together they are sworn to gather all of the Shen Gong Wu before the evil Heylin Witch, Wuya, who seeks to throw the world into 10,000 years of darkness.
The Legendary Bladers (Beyblade Metal Fury) are a group of bladers that carry a piece of the Star Fragment enchanted inside their Beyblades and have destined to defeat the God of Destruction, Nemesis.
The DigiDestined (Digimon series) are benevolent children who are chosen to protect the the Digital World and given a Digivice, Digimon partner, and often powers in order to do so.
Kami (Dragon Ball) is one of many previous guardians of earth ...
... and Dende is the current one.
Zed (Kiba - Anime) was chosen for the most powerful key spirit, Amil Gaoul to end the fights between the nations.
Naruto Uzumaki (Naruto series) was one of the Children of the Prophecy who were foretold to hold the fate of the world in their hands. Due to being the reincarnation of Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki's son, Asura, Naruto was predicted to complete the sealing of Kaguya Ōtsutsuki and save the world
Sasuke Uchiha (Naruto series) was one of the Children of the Prophecy who were foretold to hold the fate of the world in their hands. Due to being the reincarnation of Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki's son, Indra, Sasuke was predicted to complete the sealing of Kaguya Ōtsutsuki and save the world.
Despite their improper morals and rude behavior, Panty and Stocking (Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt) are angels from Heaven chosen to guard Daten City from evil spirits and ghosts. When they're not bickering with each other, they're nearly unstoppable.
Celebi (Pokémon) is the Guardian of the Forest.
Sailor Pluto (Sailor Moon) is the guardian of the Door of Time.
The Toa (Bionicle) are heroes chosen to protect the universe from evil.
The Guardians (Destiny), chosen by the Traveler risen from the dead to protect humanity and reclaim your legacy across the Solar System and defeat the forces of Darkness.
Though at first apathetic to his destiny, Dante (Devil May Cry series) placed the heavy burden of taking his father's place as the savior of the humans on himself, willing to protect them from the countless demonic forces that plague his world.
Pit (Kid Icarus) is Palutena's most loyal servant and trusted bodyguard. He is often tasked of guarding her and the human race from the wicked forces of Medusa and the Underworld.
Sora (Kingdom Hearts series) is one of the wielders of the sacred Keyblades.
X (Megaman X series) was the last creation of Dr. Thomas Light. Unlike most robots at the time of his creation, X possessed the ability to worry, grow, and make his own decisions with no programming to do so. This in turn allows X to tap into his "limitless potential". Because of this, Dr. Light believed X to be the one true hope of the world.
Ryu Hayabusa (Ninja Gaiden series) is the current Dragon Ninja of the Dragon Lineage. Like the 13 Dragons before him, his duty is to protect the world from the Fiends. To combat this evil, Ryu is trained in multiple forms of combat, weaponry, spiritual practices, and is armed with the divine Dragon Sword.
Knuckles the Echinda (Sonic The Hedgehog), the last of his kind, sworn to protect the sacred Master Emerald from anything that can harm it.
Blaze the Cat (Sonic the Hedgehog seires), a princess from alternate dimension, and guardian of the Sol Emeralds.
The Soul Riders (Starshine Legacy) are young women chosen by faith to protect the island of Jorvik from dark forces.
Hellgate (Valkyrie Crusade) is the embodiment and the guardian of the hell's gate.
Necronomicon (Valkyrie Crusade) is the embodiment and the guardian of necronomicon.
Hermit (Valkyrie Crusade) is the guardian of infinite space.
Kjersti (Valkyrie Crusade) the guardian goddess of children.
The Signers (Yu-Gi-Oh 5D) are chosen by the Crimson Dragon to protect the world of the forces of darkness.