- "Step forth, mortal!"
- —The Guardian in Duo
The Guardian was a minor character introduced in Red vs. Blue: Zero. He is an alien construct built by the same ancient Creators that created the Great Keys, Santa, and the other alien artifacts on Chorus. His purpose was to stand guard at an ancient temple. His body encases and protects a Great Key that, while similar in purpose to those owned by Tucker and Locus, is unique in design.
Role in Plot[edit | edit source]
Assault on the Alien Temple[edit | edit source]
After Viper retrieves the artifact from Falcon Base, Zero and Phase use it to unlock the temple where the Guardian resides. After fighting through a small army of alien constructs, the two encounter the Guardian, who stands as a last line of defense against intruders. The Guardian informs them that the power they seek could summon a destructive force, but they ignore his warning. The two Viper agents and the Guardian have a fearsome battle, but he is ultimately destroyed. Zero takes the Key from within him and leaves with Phase.
Appearance[edit | edit source]
The Guardian is a hulking metal automaton, whose chassis is a jet black, with no color except for the golden orbs located on his head and calves, and his eyes, which are usually blue, but change to red when shooting their energy beam. His character model is a minion from the game Paragon, with the golden orbs added on. The Guardian is several times larger than Zero and Phase, so it can be assumed that it is roughly 20-25 ft. tall.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The Guardian was first seen in the short teaser for Rooster Teeth's upcoming productions that released on April 6, 2020.
- The Guardian is the third alien A.I. to make an appearance in the series, after Santa and Cherry.
- He is also the first alien A.I. to have a physical body, whereas Santa's form is a holographic projection, and Cherry manifests just as a voice.
- The Guardian is the second A.I. in the series to be voiced by Devin Finn, as Finn had previously voiced Labyrinth in Red vs. Blue: Singularity.