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The Umbrella Academy season 3 – who is The Guardian?

June 23, 2022

This article, “who is The Guardian”, contains spoilers for the Netflix series The Umbrella Academy season 3.

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Near the end of the third season, the gang discovers that the Obsidian Hotel is linked to another mysterious building called Hotel Oblivion. Within this symmetrical construct lies a deadly enemy, known only as The Guardian. The two warring academies have no choice but to fight this enemy within the hotel once the Kugelblitz destroys what little remains of their current universe.

Who is The Guardian in The Umbrella Academy season 3?

In the finale, Reginald explains that to save the universe they must kill The Guardian and find the seal. Soon they discover that there are, in fact, three Guardians to defeat, and each one is incredibly difficult to kill. The Guardians are the protectors of Hotel Oblivion, this portal world that is free from the apocalypse. They are armed with nifty weapons and many unusual attributes.

Guardians are a formidable foe, clad in oriental armor and sporting a rather terrifying mask. They wield an array of weapons, including an axe, sickle, samurai sword, and flail (a spiked ball on a chain). Beneath their armor lies an unusual and chilling secret. Awful yellow skin, covered with deep holes. Cockroaches swarm under their skin, and once The Guardian is killed, they escape from inside the monster, infesting the hotel.

Five kills the first Guardian with an ax through his back, which must be a weak point. Viktor and Lila team up to defeat the second, melting his chest. The third is much trickier, with the entire gang having to sync their powers, via the sigil symbols, in order to destroy it. These beasts are horrible individuals, truly the thing of nightmares. They manage to injure Diego and Five but do not kill any of the team. The Guardians are clearly no match for our super-humans.

It is unknown who their master is and why they were sent to guard the portal world, but Reginald hints at an ancient mythology in his last speech. While decoding alien technology, in his own attempts to reset the universe, Reginald states that this machine they are in was created by the creator of the universe from another dimension. It alludes to an ancient civilization and interdimensional travel. Anyway, these beasts are very old and the creator asked them to protect their secrets at all costs.

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