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9th Mar '17 12:06:10 AM Getta
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This happens really often, with any kind of possible keeper. Monsters, Living Statues, Dragons or Demons summoned by portals and runes. It can be tracked [[OlderThanFeudalism back in old myths]] where a monstrous guardian keeps a treasure or a person, usually for his master. Of course, it doesn't need to be revealed in that exact way to qualify, but has just to be a monster keeping a treasure. A variation is a monster who guards not an artifact but rather the path/gate which our heroes must take.

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This happens really often, with any kind of possible keeper. Monsters, Living Statues, Dragons or Demons summoned by portals and runes. It can be tracked [[OlderThanFeudalism back in old myths]] where a monstrous guardian keeps a treasure or a person, usually for his master. Of course, it doesn't need to be revealed in that exact way to qualify, but has just to be a monster keeping a treasure. A variation is a monster who guards not an artifact but rather the path/gate which our heroes must take.\n


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7th Mar '17 10:56:57 PM gjjones
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->''"''Infidels!'' You have touched the forbidden treasure! Now you will never again see the ''light of day!'' ''Die!''"''

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->''"''Infidels!'' You have touched the forbidden treasure! Now you will never again see the ''light of day!'' ''Die!''"'' day!''"''
7th Mar '17 10:55:58 PM gjjones
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->''"''Infidels!'' You have touched the forbidden treasure! Now you will never again see the ''light of day!''"''

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->''"''Infidels!'' You have touched the forbidden treasure! Now you will never again see the ''light of day!''"'' day!'' ''Die!''"''
5th Jan '17 10:45:28 AM ZimFan89
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* In ''Fanfic/TheUltimateEvil'', unlike in canon, the [[GreatBigBookOfEverything Book of Ages]] has Guardian who Shendu [[spoiler: and Valerie]] must outwit in order to access it.
30th Nov '16 9:28:27 AM ZimFan89
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** Also, Miss Kimber protects the [[SealedEvilInACan container]] holding the [[LivingShadow Shadow Man]].
20th Feb '16 5:19:41 PM morenohijazo
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* ''VideoGame/PonyIsland'': The three daemons: Azazel, Beelzebub and Asmodeus.
13th Jan '16 3:07:31 PM ZimFan89
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* ''FanFic/QueenOfAllOni'': The Sages guard the first tablet of the [[TomeOfEldritchLore Teachings of Eternal Shadow]], [[AncientKeeper Nameless]] protects the second (on top of his duties as warden of the [[SealedEvilInACan Vault of Endless Night]]), and the third is now only guarded by a single OldMaster (the giant wolf that also protected it having succumbed to a MutualKill long ago).
27th Oct '15 8:02:11 AM ZimFan89
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* ''FanFic/TheEquestrianWindMage'': Since the second season plays out more like a proper Zelda story than the first, [[ArcVillain Ganondorf]] places each of the Elements of Harmony under the protection of a powerful monster -- the Element of Honesty is guarded by Grey Hoof and a Stallord, the Element of Kindness by Volvagia, the Element of Generosity by the Gohma Queen, the Element of Loyalty by Shanzom, and the Element of Laughter by Twinrova, while Ganon keeps the Element of Magic on his person.
* ''FanFic/ShadowsAwakening'' uses this a lot:
** The Chamber of Wishes, containing the [[MacGuffin Ring of Kur-Asan]], is protected by a giant scorpion.
** The Hidden Shadowkhan Temple is guarded by an army of TheUndead.
** The Unseen Enclave, where Solomon's Archive is located, is guarded by an [[PlayingWithFire efreet]].
** The hidden Himalaya shrine where the Jewel was hidden is protected by yeti with [[AnIcePerson ice powers]].
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23rd Jun '15 1:16:06 PM Prfnoff
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* The huge Kraken in ''Franchise/TombRaider: Underworld'' was probably left behind as a guardian.

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* The huge Kraken in ''Franchise/TombRaider: Underworld'' ''VideoGame/TombRaiderUnderworld'' was probably left behind as a guardian.
3rd May '15 11:18:06 PM nombretomado
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* ClassicalMythology has various guardian monsters like Ladon (the dragon that guarded the Apples of the Hesperides) and another dragon that guarded the Golden Fleece.

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* ClassicalMythology Myth/ClassicalMythology has various guardian monsters like Ladon (the dragon that guarded the Apples of the Hesperides) and another dragon that guarded the Golden Fleece.
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