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A first guardian is an entity in Homestuck that exists to protect any planet destined for intelligent lifeHS and to facilitate the planet's ultimate purpose.

Common characteristicsEdit

A first guardian is typically almost as old as the planet itself, and each has a unique, circuitous origin through the knots of paradox space. They can be born into a great diversity of forms, though they all share a common, especially potent genetic sequence. The code grants them near omnipotence[...]HS The Green Sun is the source of first guardians' powerHS.

First guardians tend to be associated with the color white and, like many other kinds of guardian, are depicted as lacking most identifying features.

OriginsEdit

All known first guardians were created in ectobiology labs found in Frog Temples, and delivered to their planets on-board the Temple's meteor. Unique to the ectobiological process for creating first guardians is the inclusion of a written genetic codeHS, in each case sourced from the subconscious of one of the session's players, representing the unique genetic sequence that makes first guardians.

Doc Scratch is additionally special in that his genetic components were not living organisms but inanimate objects; however the presence of souls inside Lil Cal and mysterious nature of the magic cue ball may bestow those objects with their own DNA.

AbilitiesEdit

Owing to the cosmic source of their power, first guardians' abilities are similar to those of Heroes of Space. Among these are the ability to instantaneously teleportHS both themselves and other objects, both from their immediate vicinityHS and from separate locationsHS. Their own bodies act as portals through space through which objects can travel, and first guardians sometimes appear to expand their own forms to encompass other objects when transporting them from one place to another. The range of this teleportation is however limited to the universe over which the first guardian presidesHS, and an entity such as Jack Noir or Jade Harley that inherits these powers is limited to teleporting within the sessions and universes within the domain of the Green Sun.

Due to a first guardian's connection to the Green Sun their bodies can also act as a gateway directly to the Sun's vicinityHS, but they themselves cannot teleport there.

Jadesprite saw the Green SunHS uncontrollably, and Becquerel and Gcat both seemed aware of things happening far away, possibly indicating that they are capable of seeing things happening throughout the Green Sun's domain. However a first guardian must be merged with a host of great intelligenceHS in order to be fully omniscient as Doc Scratch is. This may also imply that like Scratch, Becquerel and Gcat's depicted lack of eyes represents a literal lack of traditional ocular organs.

Nature and goalsEdit

One of a first guardian's primary purposes seems to be ensuring that the life cycle of universes continues. This is done primarily through ensuring that Sburb is played; Becquerel does this, for example, by leadingHS Jade to John's gift, allowing them to meet in the first place. Gcat actively ensures that Jane survives to play the game by saving herHS from an explosive trap set by Betty Crocker, and completed a long time loop necessary to the events of both the B1 and B2 sessions by causing the death ofHS Jaspers.

In addition to his standard first guardian duties, Doc Scratch is also working to ensure Lord English's entry into his universe.

Known first guardiansEdit

In Hiveswap Friendship Simulator and Pesterquest (Dubiously Canon)Edit

Main article: MSPA reader

At the conclusion of Pesterquest: Volume 14 the MSPA reader absorbs the power of the Green Sun and uses it to remove [the Friendsim and Pesterquest canon] from causation and lock it away[1]. This becomes the Locked Timeline, and they describe themselves as [i]ts first guardian.

Upon becoming the first guardian of the Locked Timeline, the reader's dialogue begins to be rendered in white text on a dark green background when they speak in the narrative text in the first person, much like Doc Scratch.

References Edit

  1. Aysha U. Farah and Lalo Hunt. I am bigger than this story, but I am also inside the story. So I gather it up and I keep it close to me, and as soon as I remove it from causation, it's like it never happened. I take the timeline and I lock it away. Pesterquest: Volume 14. April 1, 2020.


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NPCs SpritesUnderlingsDenizensConsortsFirst guardiansCarapacians/ExilesLeprechauns
Locations (starting planet) Command stationsForgeFrog Temple
Locations (Incipisphere) The MediumThe Veil/Ectobiology LabsSkaiaProspit/DersePlanetsThe Seven Gates
Concepts PrototypingEctobiologyGod tiering (Mythological roles) • Grist/Ultimate AlchemyBoondollarsFraymotifsDream selvesPhernaliaThe ScratchNull sessionsInternet
Related concepts SylladexSkaianetCrockercorp
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