A Guardian wielding a Resin Bomb.
Mutated by Cintamani Stone
Location Shambhala and surrounding areas
Appearances Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Voice actors Steve Blum
Fred Tatasciore

The Guardians are a group of supernatural beings that appear in the 2009 video game Uncharted 2: Among Thieves.

In the game, they are a group of mutated humans tasked with protecting the legendary lost city of Shambhala and the Cintamani Stone that is housed there.


[edit] Background

The Guardians were once men. However, when they consumed the resin of the Cintamani Stone, they were mutated into the hulking blue beasts seen in Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. The Guardians have taken it upon themselves to protect Shambhala and its surrounding areas in an effort to stop anyone from entering the lost city and coming into contact with the Cintamani Stone.[1]

Despite being overly aggressive and not showing any kind of society, the Guardians would prove to be relatively intelligent. They were able to construct their own weapons such as Crossbows and Resin Bombs. Furthermore, they also conceived a yeti-like suit that protected them from the elements when they were out of Shambhala and in the winter climate of Tibet.[1]

[edit] Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

In November 2009, a Guardian in a yeti-like suit attacks treasure-hunter Nathan "Nate" Drake and his Tibetan guide Tenzin high up in the Himalayan Mountains. However, Nate and Tenzin are able to gain the upper hand over the Guardian, and the beast flees. Later, as Nate and Tenzin come across the remains of previous Nazi expedition to find Shambhala, they are attacked by a number of Guardians. Due to the overwhelming numbers of Guardians, it is up to Nate and Tenzin to flee from the mountains.[1]

The next time the Guardians appear is at the monastery where Serbian war criminal Zoran Lazarević has set up a temporary headquarters while searching for Shambhala. The entrance to Shambhala is actually in this monastery, and here the Guardians show their protective nature over the lost city as they kill a number of Lazarević's soldiers. Later, when Nate, Lazarević and allies of the two advance into Shambhala, they come under attack by even more Guardians. These Guardians decimate the remains of Lazarević's forces, and give Nate and his allies the chance to escape into Shambhala.[1]

In Shambhala, Lazarević makes his way to the lake of resin that surrounds the Tree of Life and drinks from it. As his transformation into a Guardian begins, he is approached by Nate, and the final showdown between the two ensues. Nate gains the upper hand over Lazarević after a long battle, but he is unable to bring himself to kill Lazarević in cold blood, and instead leaves the war criminal at the mercy of several Guardians, who swarm Lazarević and begin beating him to death.[1]

[edit] Appearances

[edit] Behind the scenes

The Guardians first appear in the 2009 video game Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, and are voiced by Steve Blum and Fred Tatasciore.[2] Both of these actors provide additional voice work to the Uncharted series; Blum also voices the Descendants,[3] while Tatasciore also voices Daniel Pinkerton, Zoran Lazarević's soldiers, the hired thugs and Brute.[4]

[edit] See also

[edit] References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Hennig, Amy (dir.), Naughty Dog (2009). Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. Sony Computer Entertainment.
  2. "Full cast and crew for Uncharted 2: Among Thieves" at the Internet Movie Database
  3. "Uncharted: Drake's Fortune Tech Info" on Gamespot
  4. "Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Tech Info" on GameSpot

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