(The original States Guardian)
Legacy of Kain: Defiance character
The original States Guardian as it appears in Legacy of Kain: Defiance.
Introduced in Icon-Defiance Legacy of Kain: Defiance (2003)
Race Ancient vampire (birth)
Specter (after death)
Gender • Female
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-States Guardian of the Pillar of States
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
Appearances Icon-Defiance
"This state is merely atonement..."
―States Guardian[src]

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


She was dressed in purple garbs with a large, yellow, twin-peaked headdress on her head. Her visage reflected long dwelling within the Spectral Realm as a wraith after she died.


  • Quiescent Transformation
  • Vapor Ball

As Raziel approached the Soul Conduit the States Guardian and Death Guardian appeared. During the battle the Guardian would transform into a large ball of energy and attempt to engulf Raziel pinning him in place while dealing moderate damage over time. From a distance she launched telekinetic energy that could be counter with a quick TK Blast. While up close she would attempt to attack Raziel with her claws or send him flying with a telekinetic burst. Throughout the battle the States Guardian preferred to attack from a distance allowing the Death Guardian and Sluagh to engage Raziel up close.




Preceded by:
Guardian of the Pillar of States
The original States Guardian
Followed by:
The martyred States Guardian
(most recent known successor)

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