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Glena Vuele, the Hypnotic DMC-16 artwork
Phonetic: Gādian
Released In: DM-01 Base Set (OCG)
DM-01 Base Set
Civilization(s): Light Light
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Category: Guardian

Guardian is a race of creature primarily in the Light Civilization.



In the OCG, Guardian creatures all follow the naming scheme "<thing>のしゅしゃ <name>". しゅしゃ (Shugosha) is a literal "guardian".

Evolution creatures use しゅせいてん (Shugo Seiten) as their full title. 守護 (Shugo) refers to protection, and 聖天 (Seiten) is short for 聖天使 (Seitenshi), which refers to a high-ranked being that resides in the celestial plane (but not specifically an angel). Thus, the name can mean something like "Guardian Angel".

A multi-race Guardian will feature the identifier 護聖 (Gosei), which is a portmanteau of "protection" and "sacred", and is likely taken from the evolution name.


In the TCG, Guardian creatures have "Guardian" in their names and follow the format "<name>, <thing> Guardian".

Evolution creatures consistently use a format of "<name>, the <adjective>", such as Ladia Bale, the Inspirational. The adjective is different for each creature, and the name always consists of two words.


Well-known Guardians include; La Ura Giga, Sky Guardian, a cheap costing Blocker, Hayabusamaru, Lightfang Ninja a surprising defensive summon during your opponents turn, and Mist Rias, Sonic Guardian a source of draw power that was later restricted to 1 in the Hall of Fame.

During the events of the Episode 2 block, they appeared as monocolored creatures in the Darkness and Zero Civilization.

On a single card, it has also appeared in the Nature Civilization as Ebard Zenom, Tree Pulse Guardian.

Race Category[]

Other Guardian races include:


Guardians serve as defenders of the Light Civilization. Upon detection of any alien invasion, they automatically swoop in, swarm over the intruder, and eradicate it. Only Light Bringers can stop the Guardians.

Shaped like birds for increased mobility, Guardians can vary in size from automobiles to tanks. Like Berserkers, they are comprised of alloy pieces, connected with an energy force field.

In the Events of DM-17, Silver Glory unleashed a defense system solely for itself as a response to the Evolution Cross Gear's rampage, and the guardians found out that at that time Civilization does not matter. Therefore, they started guarding creatures of other civilizations. This can be seen as a foreshadowing of the events in Episode 2.

In Episode 2, The thoughts of "Defending against intruders" and "Defending all creatures regardless of civilization" of the Guardians has been turned into self-conflict and this caused the Zenith known as Shangri-La, Climax of "Cruelty" to spawn from it. Therefore, it decided to destroy all civilizations in order to end the "Suffering" of the world. Ironically, aside of Shangri-La itself, all of the guardians of Episode 2 resemble comical-looking aquatic creatures or birds.

Despite they are the final boss of Episode 2, they seemed to do nothing aside of helping the Darkness Angel Commands for a bit until near the end of the block.

They are used by Nanmo Nai in Duel Masters victory V. While he is not an antagonist unlike Shangri-La in the background story, He is the final opponent that Katta fights in the season and is seen using Shangri-La in that duel.



Cards that support Guardians

Support Card: Card Effect:
Core Pulsar, Guardian of Reincarnation Life Gate: Guardian
Fol Regaia, Spiral Light Guardian ■ Each of your other Guardians and Wild Veggies in the battle zone gets +3000 power.
Gachapinchi, Invasion Guardian Ultra Saver: Guardian
Large March Spark ■ This turn, ignore any effects that prevent your Guardians from attacking your opponent.
Mamori Taihappy, Love Guardian ■ Each of your Guardians in the battle zone gets "Saver: Guardian".
Maria Necks, Guardian of the Spirit Capital ■ At the end of each of your turns, untap one of your Guardians or Arc Seraphim in the battle zone.
Megagyoron, Graveyard Guardian ■ When you put this creature into the battle zone, you may return a Guardian or a spell from your graveyard to your hand.
Menkoikoi, Martyrdom Guardian Ultra Saver: Guardian and Unknown
Micute, the Oracle ■ Whenever you put a Guardian into the battle zone, you may choose one of your opponent's creatures in the battle zone and tap it.
Takoru Yoishon, Guardian of Uprising ■ Whenever this creature blocks, untap all your other Guardians in the battle zone.
Yara Se Nice, Dedication Guardian ■ Whenever one of your other non-evolution Guardians would be destroyed, add it into your shields face down instead.


Cards supported by Guardians

Supported Card: Card Effect:
Dokuronbe, Regiment Guardian ■ This creature costs 1 less to summon for each Guardian in your graveyard.
Ebard Zenom, Tree Pulse Guardian ■ While you have another Guardian in the battle zone, this creature gets "Blocker".
Mint Shuval, Oracle Guardian Thrilling Three: GuardianThrilling Three Return a spell from your graveyard to your hand.

Evolution Creatures[]

Creatures that evolve from Guardians

Evolution Creature: Evolves From:
Arc Bine, the Astounding Evolution—Put on one of your Guardians.
Force Rude, Holy Heaven Guardian Evolution—Put on one of your Guardians.
Glena Vuele, the Hypnotic Evolution—Put on one of your Guardians.
Ladia Bale, the Inspirational Evolution—Put on one of your Guardians.
Larba Geer, the Immaculate Evolution—Put on one of your Guardians.
Loth Rix, the Iridescent Evolution—Put on one of your Guardians.
Nanmo Nai, Holy Heaven Guardian Evolution—Put on one of your Guardians.
■ Each of your other Guardians in the battle zone gets +2000 power.
Supernova Venus la Saint Mother Galaxy Vortex evolution—Put on top of 3 of your Guardians, Great Mecha Kings, and/or Arc Seraphims.
Shangri-La, Climax of "Cruelty" Super Infinite evolution Omega—Put this creature into the battle zone on any number of Guardian creatures from your graveyard, mana zone or battle zone.
Tars Kerukeruyo, Holy Heaven Guardian Evolution—Put on one of your Guardians.
■ When one of your other Guardians would be destroyed, you may put that creature under this creature instead of the graveyard.


Mist Rias, Sonic Guardian

Races in the Light Civilization
Angel CommandAngel Command DragonApollonia Dragon
Armored Apollonia DragonArmored Cosmo WalkerArmored Initiate
Armored Mecha CelesArmored MetallicaArmored Sonic Command
BerserkerCosmo WalkerGladiatorGuardianIdolInitiateJokas
Justice OrbJudgment EmblemJudgment Emblem ZJustice WingLight Bringer
Mecha Del DineroMecha Del SolMecha Del StellaMecha Del Tech
Mecha God Nova OMGMecha ThunderMetallicaOutrage NyankoOracle Dragon
Rainbow PhantomSabakistShine MonsterShining Command Dragon
SoltrooperStarlight TreeSupercar DragonWhite Command Dragon