(The original Death Guardian)
|Legacy of Kain: Defiance character|
The original Death Guardian as he appears in Legacy of Kain: Defiance.
|Introduced in||Legacy of Kain: Defiance (2003)|
|Race||• Ancient vampire (birth)|
• Specter (after death)
|Birth era||• Before Nosgoth's recorded history|
|Status||Inactive: absorbed by the Wraith Blade and dispersed into Kain|
|Titles||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
As a specter:
• Spectral Realm
|Voiced by||• Uncredited|
- "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.
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.
|Guardian of the Pillar of Death|
The original Death Guardian
Mortanius the Necromancer
(most recent known successor)