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Guardians are the player characters of Destiny. They are ressurected corpses brought to life with the Traveler's Light carried by a Ghost. Unfortunately, they do not remember anything from their past life after being ressurected (an exception will be Anastatia Bray) They are a standing army of specialized soldiers tasked with the defense of the last city on Earth.[1] They are also responsible for exploring the remnants of human civilization abandoned throughout the solar system and investigating the remains of their Golden Age.[1]

Guardians wage a vicious armed conflict against a myriad of extraterrestrial species who pose an immediate threat to the survival of humanity.[1] The greatest source of the Guardian's power lies in their ability to harness the energy of The Traveler and use it as a weapon against their opponents.[1] Guardians also have access to a Ghost, an artificially intelligent flying robot that can assist the Guardian in tactical situations.[2][3]


When creating their character, players may choose to make their Guardian one of three species. Species is a purely cosmetic choice for players, affecting only appearance and not gameplay.[1][2][3][3]



From left to right: Hunter, Titan, and Warlock.

Players choose to play as one of three different Guardian classes.[4][5][6] Though each Guardian class in Destiny has a distinct appearance, dress, and skill set, Guardian classes are designed to be balanced, with no class intended to be clearly better overall than any other.[7] A player may choose to be any class, regardless of species, but each class can only access certain armor, subclasses, and abilities.[2][3] Weapons are not typically class-restricted; any class can use most weapons.[3]

  • Hunter: "Hunters once prowled the wilderness and wastelands, taking big risks for even bigger rewards. You're no outlaw—at least, not anymore—but making your own luck has always meant bending the rules."[8]
  • Titan: "You hail from a long line of heroes, forged from strength and sacrifice. Our enemies may be deadly and merciless, but so are you."[9]
  • Warlock: "Warlocks have long studied the Traveler, mastering some of its arcane energies. Its true purpose still remains a great mystery, but discovering truth has always driven you into the unknown."[10]

Any species may choose to be any Guardian class.[2][3]

Notable Guardians






  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4  (2013) "Explore Destiny: Guardians". Bungie Inc.. Retrieved 31 Dec. 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Miller, Matt. (January 2014 Print Edition) "A Player's Journey: Destiny". Game Informer. Retrieved 31 Dec. 2013.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Vore, Bryan. (2013-12-27) "The Character Progression of Destiny". Game Informer. Retrieved 31 Dec. 2013.
  4. Reveal Trailer
  5. Amini, Tina. (2013-02-17) "Everything I Know About Bungie's Next First-Person Shooter, Destiny". Retrieved July 26, 2013.
  6. Venables, Michael. (2013-02-17) "Bungie's Destiny Unveiled". Forbes. Retrieved Aug. 28, 2013.
  7. GDC 2013 Panel
  8.  (2013) "Explore Destiny - Hunter". Bungie Inc.. Retrieved 14 Oct. 2013.
  9.  (2013) "Explore Destiny - Titan". Bungie Inc.. Retrieved 14 Oct. 2013.
  10.  (2013) "Explore Destiny - Warlock". Bungie Inc.. Retrieved 14 Oct. 2013.
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