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The comic updates on Mondays and can be read on [[http://guardian-comic.tumblr.com Tumblr]] or [[http://dippywerewolf.deviantart.com/ Deviantart]].

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The comic updates on Mondays and can be read on [[http://guardian-comic.tumblr.com Tumblr]] or [[http://dippywerewolf.[[https://www.deviantart.com/ com/summonermintywolf Deviantart]].


* AlternateUniverse: Most of the comic falls in line with canon (apart from a couple of minor edits) once it catches up to ingame events. [[spoiler:The divergence point turns out to be immediately after the moment on the first pages. Lulu offers to become the Final Aeon; rather than refuse and fight Yunalesca, Yuna and the others accept this decision and the transformation is made.]]



* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler:Lulu's form as the Final Aeon is an elegant, lupine creature the same size as Jecht in his form as Sin's core.]]



* TrainingFromHell: The Yevon priest has Yuna practice her water-walking over the deep parts, though Yuna can't swim, and sends her out again after she nearly drowns. When Lulu protests, he threatens her with penance for interfering in a summoner's training.

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* TrainingFromHell: The Yevon priest has Yuna practice her water-walking over the deep parts, though Yuna can't swim, and sends her out again after she as soon as she's revived from nearly drowns.drowning. When Lulu protests, he threatens her with penance for interfering in a summoner's training.


* YouShallNotPass: Imogen keeps the skeletal fiend occupied long enough for Lulu to escape the cavern.

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* YouShallNotPass: Imogen keeps the skeletal fiend occupied long enough for Lulu to escape the cavern.cavern.
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* LimitedWardrobe: Averted; the party actually gets cold-weather gear when they go to icy Macalani.


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* ShoutOut: Yuna wears a classic White Mage's cloak for warmth in Macalania.

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The party has arrived at Zanarkand. Yunalesca explains to Yuna what she must do now: the summoner chooses one of her guardians to become the Final Aeon. Then she will call that person forth, battle Sin, and die. It is time for Yuna to select the companion that will bear this fate. Lulu steps forward and volunteers.

Then, on the next page, we watch a little girl on a snowy island catch the attention of Lady Ginnem when she brings her moogle doll to life.

''Guardian'' is a ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' comic drawn by [=MintyWolf=]. It is a PerspectiveFlip of the game's story, following Lulu from early childhood into the events of the game. It details many things left unexplored by the game: how she became a guardian twice before the age of twenty, how she met Yuna in the first place, and why her fashion sense is so different from everyone else in Spira. It is also somewhat of an AlternateUniverse version (as the author details [[http://mintywolf.tumblr.com/post/110480795398/i-get-a-number-of-comments-on-guardian-saying here]]).

The comic updates on Mondays and can be read on [[http://guardian-comic.tumblr.com Tumblr]] or [[http://dippywerewolf.deviantart.com/ Deviantart]].

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* ArtEvolution: [[http://guardian-comic.tumblr.com/page/10 Page 100]] compared to [[http://guardian-comic.tumblr.com/post/83633664415 page 1]].
* AllLovingHero: Lulu describes Yuna as someone whose heart can hold the whole world.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer:
** Even as a young girl, Lulu is a bit of an outcast due to her affinity for black magic.
** Yuna is mistreated by the temple clerics for being half Al Bhed... until Braska defeats Sin.
* AntiClimax: Zuke's pilgrimage is shown to be fairly quiet because he starts in Bevelle and, unlike Ginnem or Braska, has Yevon's official backing.
* ArmorPiercingSlap: Lulu hits Luzzu hard enough to hurt her own hand when he confesses he convinced Chappu to enlist.
* AsYouKnow: After Yuna demonstrates white magic, Wakka starts to point out that her dad was a summoner. Lulu cuts him off mid-sentence with "'''I know.'''"
* BagOfSpilling: The comic offers an explanation for how someone who's twice traveled with summoners starts the game with level one magic spells. [[spoiler:She stopped using magic after Ginnem's death and only returned to it on Zuke's journey, which was too uneventful for her to get much practice.]]
* BigDamnHeroes: Kimahri roars into the cave on Besaid and tosses aside a wolf-like fiend with one swipe, rescuing Yuna and Lulu.
* BreakHisHeartToSaveHim: Lulu volunteers to be Zuke's guardian, though she knows it will upset Yuna, because it might prevent Yuna from having to follow the pilgrimage herself.
* CallForward:
** Lulu casually speaks of "going home" after Ginnem's pilgrimage is over and goes uncorrected, much like Tidus during the game.
** Paine is one of the temple orphans on the snowy island.
** Yuna's first performance of the [[http://guardian-comic.tumblr.com/post/94839439847/emotionally-devastated-but-proud Sending dance]] reproduces a shot from the [=FMV=].
** The [[http://guardian-comic.tumblr.com/post/116680527427/a-while-ago-it-occurred-to-me-that-it-must-have last panel]] replicates Lulu and Yuna's poses in Lulu's character poster.
* CentipedesDilemma: The first time Yuna walks on water, she falls in once the others point it out.
* ChildMage: Lulu is an elemental magic prodigy, which is one reason why she accompanies Lady Ginnem despite being twelve.
* ChildrenAreInnocent:
** Lulu during her first pilgrimage. Though she's an orphan and has seen the effects of Sin's attacks, she has no idea what the ending involves.
** Yuna is very much an innocent when they live together on Besaid, which is part of why Lulu has so much affection for her.
* ComfortingComforter: Auron gives Lulu his coat when she finds Braska's group outside Yojimbo's cavern.
* DidntThinkThisThrough: Says this herself when she saves Yuna by calling a fiend's attention onto ''herself''.
* DoomedByCanon: Ginnem and Chappu.
* DramaticIrony: Lulu and Wakka console themselves by saying Yuna will be safe on Besaid when they journey with Zuke. Naturally, Sin attacks while they're away.
* EverythingsBetterWithPlushies: The moogle doll. Explained as being a childhood toy, more or less the only thing she owned.
* FailureKnight: Lulu characterizes herself this way in the narration, describing Ginnem as "the first summoner I failed."
* FixFic:
** Lulu's clothing matching ''nobody'' else's is explained by her coming from a different part of Spira and moving to Besaid later, and she's shown sewing her in-game outfit herself.
** Chappu's being the "spitting image" of Tidus is resolved by showing him with a new haircut after he signs on to the Crusaders.
** Yuna gives her [[http://guardian-comic.tumblr.com/post/123382999047/it-always-bothered-me-that-tidus-kept-listened goodbye message]] to Auron, rather than Tidus chucking it away on the airship.
* HealingHands: Yuna is able to revive a cat that was killed by some teenagers.
* HowWeGotHere: The comic begins with Lulu volunteering to be the Final Aeon, a moment revisited at the start of each chapter. It doesn't catch up to canonical events until chapter four.
* GrimUpNorth: Lulu's home is a forgotten, snowy island in the north of Spira, its temple having lost its fayth.
* GuiltComplex: Lulu has a hell of a one. She blames herself for Ginnem's death, any time Yuna is physically or emotionally hurt, Chappu joining the Crusaders....
* ImprobableWeaponUser: The moogle doll's "weapon" function is given a nod in Part 2 when Lulu, her magic skills rusted away, opts to chuck it at a fiend's head.
* ImStandingRightHere: Wakka kids Chappu about Lulu bringing the moogle on their honeymoon... while Lulu is practicing magic twenty feet away. Her next lightning bolt topples a tree.
* JadeColoredGlasses: After Ginnem's death, Lulu becomes prone to resentment, notes the hypocrisy of the Church's treatment of Yuna ''after'' her father's death, and somewhat resents Yuna for her father's success.
* JumpedAtTheCall: Frequently in Lulu's life. The comic opens when she volunteers to become Yuna's Final Aeon. She was also eager to join Ginnem's pilgrimage as a child, and doesn't think long before joining Zuke.
* KindheartedCatLover: Yuna keeps the cat...like creature she revives as a pet.
* KnightInSourArmor: Lulu becomes cynical about Yevon's teachings, but never wholly abandons them--instead she transfers the greater part of her faith to belief in Yuna.
* LiesToChildren: Ginnem declines to fully explain the pilgrimage to Lulu, not wanting to destroy her innocence.
* TheMentor: Lady Ginnem is portrayed as Lulu's first teacher of magic.
* MomentKiller:
** A non-romantic version when Zuke tells Lulu he's going to start his pilgrimage. Lulu volunteers dramatically. Wakka immediately follows by saying "Me too." She's visibly miffed.
** She sees Tidus as one long, extended moment killer for her last journey with Yuna.
* MundaneUtility: Yuna sometimes summons Valefor just to fly around.
* MyGirlBackHome: Lulu for Chappu--he joins the Crusaders so that she won't be guardian again. She's not thrilled.
* OhCrap: Lulu recognizes Yuna's ability to walk on water as a sign of summoner talent, and she is not happy.
* OppositesAttract: Lulu eventually falls for Chappu because he's such a teen goofball.
* PartingWordsRegret: After trying to patiently explain to Yuna why she can't join Zuke's pilgrimage, Lulu eventually snaps at her and Yuna runs away crying. The moment haunts her frequently on the abbreviated journey.
* NoSell: Yojimbo's cavern has been unvisited for so long that the fiends have multiplied in power. The skeletal monster that kills Ginnem and Imogen easily rebuffs swords, magic, and even Shiva.
* ShutUpKiss: Chappu kisses Lulu to stop her from protesting his enlistment.
* SignificantWardrobeShift: Lulu creates her present-day outfit with its iconic belts and corset to symbolize the bonds of her vow to Yuna and determination to keep her fears and doubts locked inside.
* SilenceIsGolden: [[http://guardian-comic.tumblr.com/post/106948848342 The page where news of Chappu's death is delivered]].
* SleepCute: After Yuna moves to Besaid, she shares Lulu's bed like a little sister.
* SoProudOfYou: Lulu tells Yuna this after Yuna successfully performs a summoner's dance, though it's full of sadness.
* TakingTheVeil: Lulu is sent to the temple to become a cleric after Ginnem's death, since she has nowhere else to go, but Father Zuke sends her to live on Besaid when he sees she's unhappy there.
* TimePassesMontage: Lulu's adolescence on Besaid in Part 2 is shown with several silent panels.
* TrainingFromHell: The Yevon priest has Yuna practice her water-walking over the deep parts, though Yuna can't swim, and sends her out again after she nearly drowns. When Lulu protests, he threatens her with penance for interfering in a summoner's training.
* TraumaButton: Lulu refuses to explore a cave on Besaid with Wakka and Chappu.
* WarriorMonk: Ginnem is given a swordswoman sister named Imogen.
* YouShallNotPass: Imogen keeps the skeletal fiend occupied long enough for Lulu to escape the cavern.

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