- For the version of this title after the Super Genesis Wave, see Guardian (title). For other uses, see Guardian (disambiguation).
Guardian is a title that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics. It is the title given to the current generation Echidna protector of Angel Island and Chaos Emerald from internal and external threats. When a Guardian comes of age and has an heir to replace himself/herself, they will typically go on to become part of the Brotherhood of Guardians in Haven.
List of Guardians
Of Angel Island
In order of succession:
- Edmund: First Guardian, as well as the first to die in the line of duty (Deceased).
- Steppenwolf: Sent the Dark Legion to the Twilight Zone, dispatched Brutus Kintobor and overlanders, first to utilize the Chaos Force (Deceased).
- Moonwatcher: Stopped a Dark Legion advance from the Twilight Zone. Introduced other Mobian species to the island (Deceased).
- Harlan: Developed a deeper understanding and connection with the Chaos Force (Deceased).
- Rembrandt: Came up with the group name "the Brotherhood", first to train his son to be self-reliant (Deceased).
- Aaron: Died to stop a nuclear missile from hitting Angel Island, taking Menniker with him (Deceased).
- Jordan: Aaron's brother, first to be specially trained to survive alone (Deceased).
- Mathias: Built on Harlan's research and perfected astral projection. Died during Brotherhood attack on the Grand Conservatory (Deceased).
- Hawking: Saved Echidnaopolis from Dingo nuclear strike, headed cleanup of Angel Island after (Deceased).
- Tobor: Failed during first act as Guardian. Replaced by Dark Legion operative and lived in exile, crashed himself and Kragok into the Battle Cruiser, killing them both (Deceased).
- Moritori Rex: Dark Legion spy and saboteur who impersonated Tobor, watched over Dragon Kingdom.
- Spectre: Was captured and altered by the Dark Legion; fended off a Dark Legion invasion, helped Locke rescue the Brotherhood.
- Sojourner: Helped look after Elias Acorn, redirected the Brotherhood's focus to world affairs.
- Thunderhawk: Prevented a Dark Legion invasion led by Grandmaster Luger; watched over the continent of Downunda.
- Janelle-Li: The first female Guardian. Resumed her Guardian duties after her son abstained (Deceased).
- Athair: First Guardian to relinquish his role, became one of the Neo Walkers.
- Sabre: Stopped the Overlanders from discovering Alicia Acorn and Elias Acorn.
- Locke the Echidna: Stopped a group of Robians from stealing the Chaos Emerald, sacrificed his life to stop Enerjak (Deceased).
- Knuckles the Echidna: Current Guardian; defeated several Dark Legion attacks, joined the war against Robotnik
Possible Future Guardians
- Lara-Su (Guardian in the Light Mobius reality): Defeated King Shadow, helped defeat Tikhaos, member of the Future Freedom Fighters.
- Jani-Ca (Guardian in the Dark Mobius reality): Led the Dark Freedom Fighters, defeated her father, became a benevolent Dark Enerjak.
- Edmund (Guardian in Silver's future): Lives on Onyx Island, helps Silver the Hedgehog find the traitor of the Freedom Fighters, describes himself as a "failed guardian".
Of the Sol Zone
- Knuckles the Echidna #16, "Reunions"
- Knuckles the Echidna #21, "The Many Facets of Truth"
- Sonic the Hedgehog: The Complete Sonic Comic Encyclopedia, "Sol Emeralds & Jeweled Scepter"