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* ''Franchise/WonderWoman'': Philippus is the Captain of the Guard of Doom's Doorway, a group which works to prevent the door being opened from either side but mostly cares about things trying to escape from the far side of it.


* In the ''[[TabletopGame/YuGiOh Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game]]'', there's "Gatekeeper", a mechanical creature who seems to guard dimensional gateways. There's also "Gate Guardian", the Paradox Brothers' ace monster in the [[Anime/YuGiOh anime]]. Presumably it guards gates with its mighty power.

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* In the ''[[TabletopGame/YuGiOh Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game]]'', there's "Gatekeeper", a mechanical creature who seems to guard dimensional gateways. There's also "Gate Guardian", the Paradox Meikyuu Brothers' ace monster in the [[Anime/YuGiOh anime]]. Presumably it guards gates with its mighty power.


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* ''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder'': In ''Camelot'', Gawain acts as the gatekeeper of the Holy City, along with several Enforcement Knights.


* Oimo and Kashii from ''Manga/OnePiece'' initially start off as this during the Enies Lobby Arc against the protagonists before making a HeelFaceTurn.

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* Oimo and Kashii from ''Manga/OnePiece'' initially start off as this during the Enies Lobby Arc against the protagonists before making a HeelFaceTurn. They made a contract with the World Government to protect the gates of Enies Lobby for 100 years, so they can get their captains Broggy and Dorry free from prison But after 50 years of successfully doing that, they are not only defeated, but they also the that their contract was based on lies and that Broggy and Dorry were free the entire time and are still alive.
* ''Manga/YuGiOh'': The Meikyuu brothers protected the gates of the underground labyrinth of Duelist Kingdom, and appropriately, their ace monster is Gate Guardian, a monster that is allowed to attack every other monster within the labyrinth. The brothers not only use Duel Monsters to keep the trapped people within the labyrinth, but they also use lies and tricks to make them choose the wrong door.


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* ''VideoGame/BlazBlueCalamityTrigger'': Subverted with Hakumen, who serves as the game's penultimate boss, challenging anyone who happens to find their way at the gate of the Cauldron. He doesn't actually guard the gate, he's just waiting for the gate to open, then he can enter it by himself. Everyone else he meets is just unlucky to cross paths with him.

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* The Thresholder Heartless, pictured above, from ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'' is the result of a Possessor Heartless, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin possessing]] a carving on a door in [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast Beast's Castle]]. You need to get through the door to rescue Cogsworth and the other ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' characters and in order to do that, you need to take this thing out.


* ''[[http://www.scp-wiki.net/dr-clef-s-proposal Dr. Clef's SCP-001 Proposal ("The Gate Guardian")]]: is a literal version of this trope. It guards the Garden of Eden from Christian mythology, and kills anyone within a 1 kilometer radius of the garden.

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* ''[[http://www.[[http://www.scp-wiki.net/dr-clef-s-proposal Dr. Clef's SCP-001 Proposal ("The Gate Guardian")]]: is a literal version of this trope. It guards the Garden of Eden from Christian mythology, and kills anyone within a 1 kilometer radius of the garden.


* ''[[http://www.scp-wiki.net/dr-clef-s-proposal Dr. Clef's SCP-001 Proposal ("The Gate Guardian")]]: is a literal version of this trope. It guards the Garden of Eden from Christian mythology and kills anyone within a 1 kilometer radius.

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* ''[[http://www.scp-wiki.net/dr-clef-s-proposal Dr. Clef's SCP-001 Proposal ("The Gate Guardian")]]: is a literal version of this trope. It guards the Garden of Eden from Christian mythology mythology, and kills anyone within a 1 kilometer radius.radius of the garden.

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* ''[[http://www.scp-wiki.net/dr-clef-s-proposal Dr. Clef's SCP-001 Proposal ("The Gate Guardian")]]: is a literal version of this trope. It guards the Garden of Eden from Christian mythology and kills anyone within a 1 kilometer radius.


* Hong Meiling from ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' guards the gate of the Scarlet Devil Mansion. Fandom has flanderized her as spectacularly inept at her job, often sleeping all day long and punished for it by [[NinjaMaid Sakuya]]. Canon actually states that she's fairly good at her job, except she's massively outclassed by Marisa, who ''nobody'' can keep out.

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* Hong Meiling from ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' guards the gate of the Scarlet Devil Mansion. Fandom has flanderized [[{{Flanderization}} flanderized]] her as spectacularly inept at her job, often depicting her as sleeping all day long and being punished for it by [[NinjaMaid Sakuya]]. Canon actually states that she's fairly good at her job, except she's massively outclassed by Marisa, who ''nobody'' can keep out.


* In ''Videogame/DevilMayCry 3'', [[HellHound Cerberus]] is the guardian of the entrance of the [[EvilTowerOfOminousness Temen-ni-gru]] who prevents humans from getting in. [[RedOniBlueOni Agni & Rudra]] guard a specific door inside temen-ni-gru to prevent further progress of anyone who got past Cerberus.
* In ''Franchise/DynastyWarriors'', Dong Zhuo's officers Hua Xiong and Lu Bu are in command of guarding Sishui and Hulao Gates, respectively, when the allied forces attempt to remove Dong Zhuo from power. Defeating, or avoiding in the case of Lu Bu, these two officers is usually an objective in one of the early stages of each games campaign.

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* In ''Videogame/DevilMayCry ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry 3'', [[HellHound Cerberus]] is the guardian of the entrance of the [[EvilTowerOfOminousness Temen-ni-gru]] who prevents humans from getting in. [[RedOniBlueOni Agni & Rudra]] guard a specific door inside temen-ni-gru to prevent further progress of anyone who got past Cerberus.
* In ''Franchise/DynastyWarriors'', ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors'', Dong Zhuo's officers Hua Xiong and Lu Bu are in command of guarding Sishui and Hulao Gates, respectively, when the allied forces attempt to remove Dong Zhuo from power. Defeating, or avoiding in the case of Lu Bu, these two officers is usually an objective in one of the early stages of each games campaign.


Supertrope to AngryGuardDog, and not to be confused with ThresholdGuardians, although a gate guardian can also be one of those. A gate guardian often invokes YouShallNotPass by nature of his job. Related to NPCRoadblock, compare and contrast LockedDoor.

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Supertrope to AngryGuardDog, and not to be confused with ThresholdGuardians, although a gate guardian can also be one of those. A gate guardian often invokes YouShallNotPass by nature of his job. Related to NPCRoadblock, compare NPCRoadblock. Compare and contrast LockedDoor.
LockedDoor and KillEnemiesToOpen.


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* In ''Thanatos'' on the UsefulNotes/ZXSpectrum, the last castle you approach is guarded by catlike creatures that can easily kill your dragon while it's on the ground -- and you need to be on the ground to burn the gate down. You therefore have to kill the cats before attempting to burn the gate.

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* In ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'', Caster summons Assassin and assigns him to guard the entrance to Ryudo Temple from anyone who doesn't have her permission to enter. He has no choice but to do so, because the nature of his summoning means he cannot leave the temple grounds.


Supertrope to AngryGuardDog, and not to be confused with ThresholdGuardians, although a gate guardian can also be one of those. A gate guardian often invokes YouShallNotPass by nature of his job. Related to NPCRoadblock, compare and contrast LockedDoor. A BeefGate can be a literal gate guardian, but not always.

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If one desires to pass through them, one might need to [[BeefGate beat them up in a fight]], either to incapacitate them or [[StrengthEqualsWorthiness prove to them that he's strong enough to pass]]. Or one may need to answer their questions or quizzes the right way. Or one may just [[CashGate bribe them]] [[EveryManHasHisPrice with the right amount/thing]].

Supertrope to AngryGuardDog, and not to be confused with ThresholdGuardians, although a gate guardian can also be one of those. A gate guardian often invokes YouShallNotPass by nature of his job. Related to NPCRoadblock, compare and contrast LockedDoor. A BeefGate can be a literal gate guardian, but not always.\n

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': The Bloody Gate of the Vale has a permanent garrison currently commanded by Ser Donnel Waynwood.


* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' has Jack discovering a working time portal, and a guardian who is sworn to not allow ''ANYONE'' to use it unless they are worthy. Jack's repeated pleas that he needs to use the time portal to defeat [[BigBad Aku]] is met with general apathy from the guardian. Jack finally decides to take the portal by force, and battles it out with the guardian. In the end, Jack is defeated and is politely told to leave, which he does. The guardian looks into the portal and [[spoiler:sees an older Jack leading an army against Aku. He]] says that Jack wasn't worthy of using the portal. [[spoiler:Not yet...]]

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* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' has Jack discovering a working time portal, and a guardian who is sworn to not allow ''ANYONE'' to use it unless they are worthy. Jack's repeated pleas that he needs to use the time portal to defeat [[BigBad Aku]] is met with general apathy from the guardian. Jack finally decides to take the portal by force, and battles it out with the guardian. In After a long fight, the end, guardian absolutely pummels Jack is defeated after giving him one last chance to give up (which Jack refuses), but before he can land the killing blow, the portal tells him to stand down, and is politely told to leave, which he does.the guardian sends the unconscious Jack off on the back of a dragon-like creature. The guardian looks into the portal and [[spoiler:sees an older Jack leading an army against Aku. He]] ]] He says that Jack wasn't worthy of using the portal. [[spoiler:Not yet...]]


* Hong Meiling from ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' guards the gate of the Scarlet Devil Mansion. Fandom has flanderized her as spectacularly inept at her job, often sleeping all day long and punished for it by [[NinjaMaid Sakuya]]. Canon actually states she's actually fairly good at her job, except she's massively outclassed by Marisa.

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* Hong Meiling from ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' guards the gate of the Scarlet Devil Mansion. Fandom has flanderized her as spectacularly inept at her job, often sleeping all day long and punished for it by [[NinjaMaid Sakuya]]. Canon actually states that she's actually fairly good at her job, except she's massively outclassed by Marisa.Marisa, who ''nobody'' can keep out.

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