Created By: JusticeMan on July 24, 2011 Last Edited By: Tifforo on July 25, 2013

Guardian of the Earth

A Legacy Character with Mystical Overtones that gains the abilities of the past incarnations to guard the Earth.

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  • July 24, 2011
    NoirGrimoir
    • Mamoru Chiba, AKA Darian/Tuxedo Mask/Prince Endymion, is the Prince and Guardian of the Earth, all the other Sailor Scouts are the same for their planets in Sailor Moon
  • July 24, 2011
    GoopsWorld
  • July 24, 2011
    LeeM
    "Guardian" as in the above is the correct spelling.
  • July 24, 2011
    Earnest
    The title makes me think of a Campbellian Hero more than a job that always has to be filled to defend the Earth. We should get some more name ideas to better clarify the trope.

    For a description, maybe:

    Sooner or later every hero dies, but the Earth still needs protecting from threats both planetary and galactic. However, a mystic or god hit upon an ingenious solution: make the Guardian Of The Earth (or at least their powers) Reincarnate whenever the holder dies. Much like a Legacy Character, the Guardian Of The Earth keeps the title, Protectorate and mission of their predecessor, along with any powers. If they're really lucky their predecessor(s) will become a Spirit Advisor or grant them Past Life Memories to help with the evil fighting learning curve.

    It should be mentioned that the Guardian Of The Earth is not necessarily a reincarnation of the dead character, they can just as easily be The Chosen One who got the mantle all ready grown.
  • August 3, 2011
    JusticeMan
  • August 3, 2011
    JusticeMan
  • August 3, 2011
    Tifforo
    Tenchi In Tokyo suggests that Tenchi's mother was descended from some kind of guardians of the Earth.
  • August 6, 2011
    Antigone3
    Tabletop Games: The Champions Universe has the Archmage, basically equivalent to Marvel's Sorcerer Supreme. It's not an inherited role, the Archmage is always a Chosen One. (I haven't gotten the 6th edition Champions Universe book yet, but in 5th the position had been vacant for some time, and several powerful mages were getting worried as a result.)
  • December 13, 2011
    JusticeMan
    The Prime in Transformers usuallly fill this role.
  • July 25, 2013
    HyperAlbion
    Juniper Lee had the Tesh Wan Ze, and Randy Cunnigham is a scaled back versio, right down to the communing with past members.
  • July 25, 2013
    DAN004
    Description plz.
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