(The original Death Guardian)
Legacy of Kain: Defiance character
The original Death Guardian as he appears in Legacy of Kain: Defiance.
Introduced in Icon-Defiance Legacy of Kain: Defiance (2003)
Race Ancient vampire (birth)
Specter (after death)
Gender • Male
Birth era Before Nosgoth's recorded history
Status Icon-Defiance Inactive: absorbed by the Wraith Blade and dispersed into Kain
Titles Defiance-Fankit-Symbol-Pillars-Death Guardian of the Pillar of Death
Territories • The Water Forge, Vampire Citadel
Affiliation • The Ancient Vampires
• The Elder God
• The Circle of Nine
Binding item • Unknown
Native realm As a vampire:
Material Realm
SR2-Icon-RingMenu-Shift Spectral Realm
As a specter:
• Spectral Realm
Voiced by • Uncredited
Appearances Icon-Defiance
"Your deliverance is at hand -- in Death is your release."
―Death Guardian[src]

The original Death Guardian belonged to the race of the Ancient Vampires and was fought by Raziel in the Water Forge together with the original States Guardian. His name was unknown and only his wraith form was encountered. Raziel absorbed the Guardian's soul (and that of the original States Guardian) into the wraith-blade, imbuing it with Elemental Water.


He was dressed in purple garbs with a large, purple turban on his head. His visage reflected long dwelling within the Spectral Realm as a wraith after he died.


  • Spiral Dive
  • Chill of the Grave

As Raziel approached the Soul Conduit the Death Guardian and States Guardian appeared. During the battle the Guardian would corkscrew towards Raziel surrounded with blue energy dealing significant damage. From a distance he launched telekinetic energy that could be counter with a quick TK Blast. While up close he would attempt to attack Raziel with his claws or send him flying with a telekinetic burst. Throughout the battle the Death Guardian preferred to attack up close along with the Sluagh littering the arena allowing the States Guardian to pelt Raziel from afar.




Preceded by:
Guardian of the Pillar of Death
The original Death Guardian
Followed by:
Mortanius the Necromancer
(most recent known successor)

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