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Guardian 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. (KtE: #16, #21)
List of All 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 - Stopped a group of robians from stealing the Chaos Emerald, sacrificed his life to stop Enerjak. Deceased.
- Knuckles - 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 and defends Onyx Island, mentors Silver the Hedgehog, describes himself as a "failed Guardian".