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The Guardian ''The Guardian'' is a British daily newspaper. It was founded in 1821 as ''The Manchester Guardian'', and changed its name in 1959. Along with its sister papers ''The Observer'' and ''The Guardian Weekly'', ''The Guardian'' is part of the Gua ...

The Guardian
, a British newspaper Guardian(s) or The Guardian(s) may also refer to:


* Guardian, West Virginia, an unincorporated community in Webster County, West Virginia * Guardian Nunatak, a rock exposure near Mount Robert Scott in Antarctica * Guardian Rock, an ice-free rock in Bigourdan Fjord, off Antarctica


* GuardiaN (born 1991), in-game name of Ladislav Kovács, Slovak professional ''Counter-Strike: Global Offensive'' video game player * Don Guardian (born 1953), mayor of Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA

Arts, entertainment, and media

Fictitious or symbolic entities

* Guardian (comics), characters from various comics * Guardian (DC Comics), a DC Comics superhero * Guardian (''Highlander''), a character in the film ''Highlander: The Source'' (2007) *Guardian, a supercomputer in American science fiction thriller film ''Colossus: The Forbin Project'' (1970) *Guardians, player characters in ''Destiny (video game), Destiny'', a 2014 first-person shooter video game *Guardians, a playable class in the game ''The Lord of the Rings Online'' *Philosopher kings, also called Guardians, a type of figure in Plato's ''Republic'' *The Guardian, the main and player character of ''The Guardian Legend'', a 1988 video game *The Guardian, an List of Ultima characters#The Guardian, alien being in the ''Ultima'' series of role-playing video games *The Guardians, a group of characters in the 1984 TV series ''Challenge of the GoBots''


*''Guardian'', a 2001 film directed by John Terlesky *The Guardian (1917 film), ''The Guardian'' (1917 film), a silent film starring Montagu Love and June Elvidge *The Guardian (1990 film), ''The Guardian'' (1990 film), a horror film directed by William Friedkin *''The Guardian'', a 1997 television film starring Stephanie Niznik *The Guardian (2006 film), ''The Guardian'' (2006 film), a drama starring Kevin Costner and Ashton Kutcher *Guardians (2012 film), ''Guardians'' (2012 film), a German action film *Guardians (2017 film), ''Guardians'' (2017 film), a Russian superhero film *The Guardians (2017 film), ''The Guardians'' (2017 film), a French film directed by Xavier Beauvois *Guardian (2021 film), ''Guardian'' (2021 film), a Malayalam film directed by Prof. Satheesh Paul


*Guardian (1986 video game), ''Guardian'' (1986 video game), a 1986 beat 'em up for arcades *Guardians (card game), ''Guardians'' (card game), a collectible card game published in 1995/96 *Guardian (video game), ''Guardian'' (video game), a 1994 3D shoot 'em up for the Amiga CD32 games console *Guardians (video game), ''Guardians'' (video game), a 1995 coin-operated arcade game


*Guardians (play), ''Guardians'' (play), a 2005 off-Broadway stage play by Peter Morris *The Guardian (novel), ''The Guardian'' (novel), a 2003 novel by Nicholas Sparks *The Guardian (play), ''The Guardian'' (play), a 1633 Caroline era stage play by Philip Massinger, reworked 1642 by A. Cowley *The Guardians (novel), ''The Guardians'' (novel), a 1970 novel by John Christopher *''The Guardians'', a series of military science fiction novels by Victor Milan, Richard Austin *''The Guardians'', a novel by Ana Castillo


*Guardian (band), an American Christian hard rock/metal band *Guardian (song), "Guardian" (song), a 2012 song by Alanis Morissette from her album ''Havoc and Bright Lights'' *Guardians (The Crimson Armada album), ''Guardians'' (The Crimson Armada album), 2009 *Guardians (August Burns Red album), ''Guardians'' (August Burns Red album), 2020



*''Brampton Guardian'', a free, weekly community newspaper in Ontario, Canada *''Etobicoke Guardian'', a weekly suburban newspaper in Toronto, Canada *The Guardian (Charlottetown), ''The Guardian'' (Charlottetown), a daily newspaper of Prince Edward Island, Canada

United Kingdom

*Guardian Media Group, owners of ''The Guardian'' and ''The Observer'' ***theGuardian.com, online resource of ''The Guardian'' *''Cornish Guardian'', a local weekly newspaper in Cornwall, England *''Farmers Guardian'', a weekly newspaper aimed at the British farming industry *''Glasgow University Guardian'', the student newspaper of the University of Glasgow *''Neath Guardian'' (published 1925–2009), a local weekly newspaper in Neath, Wales *''South Wales Guardian'', a local newspaper in Ammanford, Wales *The Guardian (1713), ''The Guardian'' (1713), a London newspaper founded in 1713 and running only briefly *The Guardian (Anglican newspaper), ''The Guardian'' (Anglican newspaper), an Anglican newspaper founded in 1846 and running until 1951 *List of newspapers published by Newsquest, Local and regional newspapers published by Newsquest

United States

*''Boston Guardian'' (published 1901–1950), an African-American newspaper in Boston, Massachusetts *''National Guardian'', a New York weekly newspaper founded in 1948, renamed ''The Guardian'' in 1967 and running until 1992 *''San Francisco Bay Guardian'', a free alternative newspaper published weekly in San Francisco, California *''UCSD Guardian'', the student newspaper at the University of California, San Diego


*''Ashburton Guardian'', a daily newspaper published in Ashburton, New Zealand *The Guardian (Belize), ''The Guardian'' (Belize), the official print organ of the United Democratic Party *The Guardian (Nigeria), ''The Guardian'' (Nigeria), an independent daily newspaper published in Lagos, Nigeria *''The Sunday Guardian'', an Indian weekly newspaper based in New Delhi *''Trinidad and Tobago Guardian'', a daily newspaper in Trinidad and Tobago

Television and web series


*Guardian (web series), ''Guardian'' (web series), a Chinese web drama released in 2018 *''Guardians Evolution'', a 2014 claymation series on APTN Kids *The Guardian (TV series), ''The Guardian'' (TV series), a CBS series that first aired in 2001 starring Simon Baker *The Guardians (South Korean TV series), ''The Guardians'' (South Korean TV series), South Korea *''Guardian: The Lonely and Great God'', South Korea *The Guardians (British TV series), ''The Guardians'' (British TV series), a 1971 UK television drama series


*Guardians (The Walking Dead), "Guardians" (''The Walking Dead''), an episode of the television series ''The Walking Dead'' *The Guardian (Sliders), "The Guardian" (''Sliders''), an episode of the television series ''Sliders''

Visual arts

*Guardian (sculpture), ''Guardian'' (sculpture), a statue in Abertillery, Wales *''Guardians'', artworks by American artist Kris Neely *The Guardian (sculpture), ''The Guardian'' (sculpture), a 1995 public artwork by artist Ante Buljan in Redwood City, California, USA * Wächter (Anatol), ''Wächter'' (Anatol) (''Guardian''), several monumental outdoor sculpture by Anatol Herzfeld

Businesses and organizations

*Guardian Building Society, a former UK building society, which merged into the Cheltenham & Gloucester Building Society *Guardian Capital Group, a publicly traded asset management company *Guardian Industries, a manufacturer of glass, automotive and building products headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan *Mannings, known as ''Guardian'' in Malaysia and Singapore, a health care retailer *The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, a mutual life insurance company domiciled in New York


*Grumman AF Guardian, a warplane of the U.S. Navy *HMS Guardian, HMS ''Guardian'', three ships of the Royal Navy *Northrop Grumman Guardian, an anti-missile system for commercial airliners *USS Guardian, USS ''Guardian'', three ships of the U.S. Navy *Space professionals of the United States Space Force


*Custos (Franciscans) or Guardian, the term used in place of Religious Superior among Franciscans *Guardian (Baháʼí Faith), a now defunct hereditary office of the Bahá'í Faith *Guardian angel, assigned to protect and guide a particular person or group *Guardian deity, a spirit who protects a particular place, person, culture or occupation *Medusa (meaning "Guardian" or "Protectress"), one of the Gorgons of Greek mythology

Other uses

*Guardian (database), a reporting system used by the FBI to track threats and other intelligence information *Guardian (fireboat), ''Guardian'' (fireboat), a fireboat operated in the San Francisco Bay since 1990 in reserve status *Guardian (polymer), a substrate used in the production of polymer banknotes *Galaxy (spacecraft), previously Guardian, a cancelled prototype space habitat * Galle Guardians, a Sri Lankan domestic T20 cricket team *Guardian of Scotland, the ''de facto'' head of state of Scotland during the interregnums of 1290–1292 and 1296–1306 *Guardian stones, standing stones at the corners of enclosures around a dolmen *Guardian telephone exchange, an underground telephone exchange *Guardian temperament, one of the four temperaments according to the Keirsey Temperament Sorter *Wonder Mountain's Guardian, an interactive dark ride roller coaster at Canada's Wonderland, Vaughan, Ontario, Canada

See also

* * *Defender (disambiguation) *Guard (disambiguation) *Guarda (disambiguation) *Guardia (disambiguation) *La Guardia (disambiguation) *The Guard (disambiguation) *The Guardian (disambiguation) {{disambiguation, surname, geo