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Guardians of Kandrakar

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Official Team Name Guardians of Kandrakar
Team Aliases Guardians of the Veil
Guardians of the Infinite Dimensions
Status Active
Base of Operations Earth
Kandrakar
Team Leader(s) Wilhelmina Vandom (currently)
Cassidy (formerly)
Nerissa (formerly)
Current Members Will Vandom
Irma Lair
Taranee Cook
Cornelia Hale
Hay Lin
Former Members Cassidy
Halinor
Yan Lin
Kadma
Nerissa
Orube (formerly a member of W.I.T.C.h.)
Althor
Allies The Council of Kandrakar
Elyon
Enemies Prince Phobos
Nerissa
Dark Mother
The Runics
First appearance It Begins (TV series)
Issue 001: Halloween (comics)

The legendary Guardians of Candracar are a quintet of female warriors chosen to protect Kandrakar, the very center of the universe itself. Each Guardian rules over one the basic natural elements of Water, Fire, Earth, and Air. The leader rules over Energy/Quintessence, the fifth element, as well as Keeper of the mystical Heart of Candracar, the bright pink-colored, orbicular crystal pendent that allows the Guardians to transform into their superhero alter egos by channeling the power of the Aurameres. The crystal amulet even magnifies their abilities to tremendous levels when transformed. If not, both of their unique elemental powers, and Guardian abilities, are greatly weakened and much less effective. In the first season of the animated series, the Guardians were named the Guardians of the Veil. Later in the second season, they are referred to as the Guardians of the Infinite Dimensions.

History

Ancient History

Long ago, there was a kingdom ruled by a powerful, but uncaring Jade Emperor. Working for this emperor were four magnificent dragons. The beautiful nymph, Xin Jing, the emperor's daughter was greatly worried for the people, for a famine had been on the land for many months. The dragons took pity on the people; two of them boiled the water from the oceans, and the others helped lift it to the skys. The terrible drought was ended, but the emperor was enraged that the dragons acted without his permission and he ordered them lo ked inside four mountains. His beloved Xin Jing was appalled, and she joined the dragons after freeing them. All that was left to remember her by was a crystal amulet.[1]

Throughout the Series

To be added....

Powers and Abilities

As magical beings[2], the Guardians of the Veil can wield traditional magic by casting spells; a "spell" being the word used to signify the means employed to carry out a magical action. For example, they can cast spells to turn themselves and others invisible, transform other beings or objects, and make effective use of glamours. Nerissa claimed to have cast a devastating curse on two talismans that enabled folding and she cast an infatuation spell on the boys at Heatherfield. The Guardians can also combine their powers together and create a beam of concentrated mystical energy from their hands.[3]

When the Guardians transform, their appearance is similar to that of fairies. However, except the Guardian of Air, they could not fly, despite having wings. In the TV series, all five guardians could fly, though the Guardian of Air is the fastest and most skilled at flying.

In order to magically travel to another place in the same world, each Guardian can teletransport. Teletransporting is a difficult ability to learn and one can materialize into another solid object if not careful enough. If a Guardian teletransports while not connected to an Auramere or a mystic Heart then they will drain their life force.

Individual Elemental Powers

Each of the five Guardians possess power over one of the five classical elements: fire, water, earthair, and quintessence. Each of the five Guardian's powers are derived and drastically strengthened via the mystic temple by Kandrakar, transmitted to the Heart via the Aurameres (the physical representations of the Guardians' powers). The Aurameres grant the same exact elemental powers to each of their guardians; for instance, powers held by Irma would also have been possessed by Cassidy. The Guardians can become one with their dragon (or the powerful nymph Xin Jing, in the case of the Guardian of Quintessence and Keeper of the mystical Heart of Kandrakar) and literally become their element while increasing all of their elemental abilities to their zenith of strength. But this is risky and rather dangerous because it costs them their humanity and they could be easily controlled and enthralled.

Element Powers
Guardian of Water Water Hydrokinesis, Hydromancy, Limited Mind-Control, Emotion Metabolization
Guardian of Fire Fire Pyrokinesis, Thermokinesis, Limited Telepathy, Enhanced Olfactory Senses
Guardian of Earth Earth Geokinesis, Ferrokinesis, Geokinetic Healing, Geomancy, Chlorokinesis, Green Speaking, Telekinesis, Trichokinesis[4]
Guardian of Air Air Aerokinesis, Wingless Flight, Invisibility,[5] Psychometry, Enhanced Hearing
Keeper of the Heart Quintessence Energy Projection, Electrokinesis,[4] Technopathy, Animation and Reanimation, Animal Empathy, Sixth Sense, Levitation, Enhanced Strength, Enhanced Eyesight

Quinto Guardian

A Quinto-Guardian, is a Guardian that has all of the powers and abilities over all five elements: Energy, Water, Fire, Earth and Air including the individual powers/abilities of other guardians.

Cornelia became a Quinto-Guardian after touching, and opsorbing the powers of the Altermeres. The five elements combining in one person released Nerissa from her prison. Cornelia used her new powers to turn Caleb human again, after Phobos turned him into a flower. Luba, who had accidentally created the Altermere removes the power from her. A small amount of each element remains within Caleb due to his resurrection although using these powers is implied to drain his life force.

In the Tv Series Cornelia became a Quinto-Guardian which she was fueled by all five Aurameres the source of the Guardians' elemental powers over Water, Fire, Earth, Air, and Quintessence In N is for Narcissist, Nerissa tried to absorb the power of the Aurameres. Apparently as a member of the Council of Kandrakar Halinor can disrupt the flow of the Aurameres and channel them into one person. However, whislt the enthralled Halinor attempted to channel the Guardians powers into the Heart of Meridian under Nerissa's orders Cornelia flew into the room and accidentally adsorbed all 5 elements which she controlled with almost expert precision.

Nerissa later gains control and manipulation over all five elements, when she absorbs her former friends into her Seal thus becoming a Quinto-Guardian herself although her powers are fueled by the Hearts of Meridian and Zamballa via the original guardians not by the Aurameres.

The Heart of Candracar

Main article: Heart of Candracar

Using the Heart of Kandrakar, or a mystic source of equal or greater power, the Guardians can magnify their powers and alter their appearance to their benefit. When the Guardians transform, they change form, height and grow wings. Their wings originally did not grant them the ability to fly, not until they received their new powers. According to Cassidy, within every Keeper, a spark of the Heart of Kandrakar continues to burn.[6]

According to the Oracle, the nymph Xin Jing gifted the Guardians with the power of regeneration to allow them to withstand the physical strain of transforming from one state to another. Apparently, every time the Guardians are touched by the power of the Heart of Kandrakar, they become stronger; they are afforded supernatural longevity (e.g. this allowed Yan Lin to serve as a Guardian for longer than any ordinary mortal could have) and little physical imperfections disappear overtime (e.g. Taranee's eyesight improved because of this gift).[7] The Oracle also states that this gift can be refused.

Weaknesses

  • The Aurameres: The Guardian's powers are derived from the Aurameres, and should these objects be destroyed they will be rendered powerless.
  • Mortality: Despite their mystical attributes, the Guardians are still human and share many of the same weaknesses as non-supernatural beings (e.g. age, blood loss, suffocation, etc.). However, the Guardians can get around this weakness through the use of magic.
  • Magic: The Guardians are susceptible to the powers of magic. This is inclusive of mystical objects such as the Star of Threbe[8] or the Horn of Hypnos.[9]
  • Overexertion: It has been shown that if a Guardian uses their elemental powers and is not connected to an Auramere, it will drain their life force, making them much weaker. This may be why Nerissa aged so much faster than the rest of "C.H.Y.K.N.".
  • Team Balance: Yan Lin reveals that when the Guardians argue and are not united, their individual powers diminish in strength and they are more vulnerable.[10]

Known Members

Current Guardians

Main article: W.I.T.C.H. (Guardians)

Will, Irma, Taranee, Cornelia, Hay Lin...you have been chosen as the new Guardians of the Veil.

Yan Lin after having presented the Heart of Candracar to Will in It Begins.

Witch-group

The current guardians of the veil.

Previous Guardians

Main article: C.H.Y.K.N.

As you know, you were not the first Guardians. Decades ago there were five others- Cassidy, Halinor, Yan Lin, Kadma and Nerissa.

The Oracle explaining to W.I.T.C.H. about Nerissa and her connection to Candracar in K is for Knowledge.

CHYKN

C.H.Y.K.N. in guardian form in the animated series.

  • Cassidy: The former Guardian of Water. She was also briefly the Keeper of the Heart.
  • Halinor: The former Guardian of Fire.
  • Yan Lin: The former Guardian of Air and the final Keeper of the Heart.
  • Kadma: The former Guardian of Earth.
  • Nerissa: The former Guardian of Quintessence and the former Keeper of the Heart.

Trivia

  • While male guardians were never confirmed to exist in the animated series, the comics did make mention of men having been guardians.
    • Althor was revealed to be have been a guardian himself, prior to being a member of the Council of Kandrakar.
    • During the Core of Kandrakar special, it was shown that a team of all male guardians existed in the past.
  • Originally, despite all the members of W.I.T.C.H. having possessed wings, only Hay Lin could fly.
    • In the TV series, all five guardians could fly immediately after discovering their powers, though Hay Lin was the most gifted flyer.
  • In the animated series, only Hay Lin ever displayed the power of invisibilty, however in the comics this was a learned magical ability that all the members of W.I.T.C.H. learned.
  • In the first season of the animated series, the Guardians were named the Guardians of the Veil. Later in the second season, they are referred to as the Guardians of the Infinite Dimensions.
  • In the animated series, before striking their ending poses during the transformations, all the guardians call out the names of their elements.
    • Will was initially an exception to this, as she exclaimed Keeper! or the Heart! prior to the reveal of her elemental power in K is for Knowledge; she cries out Quintessence! from that episode onward.
  • Despite Irma claiming that the Guardian's couldn't cast spells in Divide and Conquer, the Guardians were described as doing so in the comics, and Nerissa and Yan Lin seemed to have cast spells in the television series.
  • A Guardian can become a "Quinto-Guardian," which has the powers over the five elements: Water, Fire, Earth, Air and Quintessence. A Quinto-Guardian can gain the power to create solid ice out of thin air as with liquid water. The only known Quinto-Guardians are Cornelia (temporarily via the merged Aurameres) and Nerissa (by using her Seal).

References

  1. Ambush at Torus Filney
  2. Described as such by the Oracle in Issue 001: Halloween
  3. It Begins
  4. 4.0 4.1 TV series only.
  5. TV series only; in the comics this is a learned magical skill.
  6. Issue 021: Shadows of Tomorrow
  7. Issue 027: Divided
  8. The Stone of Threbe
  9. G is for Garbage
  10. The Mudslugs

See also

Guardians of Kandrakar
W.I.T.C.H.

Energy symbol Water symbol Fire symbol Earth symbol Air symbol


Orube
C.H.Y.K.N.

Water symbol Fire symbol Air symbol Earth symbol Energy symbol


Guardian Elements
Quintessence · Water · Fire · Earth · Air
Items
Heart of Kandrakar · Aurameres
Background
Xin Jing · Four Dragons · Nymphs · The Oracle
Places
Kandrakar

W.I.T.C.H. logo
Media
W.I.T.C.H. · TV Series · Video game · W.I.T.C.H. issues · Music From and Inspired by W.I.T.C.H.
Issues
Arcs: Arc 1: The Twelve Portals · Arc 2: Nerissa's Revenge · Arc 3: A Crisis on Both Worlds · Arc 4: Trials of the Oracle · The Book of Elements · Arc 6: Ragorlang · Arc 7: New Power · Arc 8: Teach 2b Witch · 100% Witch · Ladies vs W.I.T.C.H. · Arc 11: Magical Sovereign

Volumes: Issue 001: Halloween · Issue 002: The Twelve Portals · Issue 003: The Dark Dimension · Issue 004: The Power of Fire · Issue 005: So Be It Forever · Issue 006: Illusions and Lies · Issue 007: One Day You'll Meet Him · Issue 008: The Black Roses of Meridian · Issue 009: The Four Dragons · Issue 010: A Bridge Between Two Worlds · Issue 011: The Crown of Light · Issue 012: The Challenge of Phobos · Issue 013: I Know Who You Are · Issue 014: The End of a Dream · Issue 015: The Courage to Choose · Issue 016: Nerissa's Seal · Issue 017: Don't Close Your Eyes · Issue 018: Remnants of Summer · Issue 019: The Other Side of the Story · Issue 020: A Gust of Hate · Issue 021: Shadows of Tomorrow · Issue 022: A Broken Heart · Issue 023: Goodbye! · Issue 024: Trust Me · Issue 025: Water Shadows · Issue 026: Blackmail · Issue 027: Divided · Issue 028: So Close, Yet So Far · Issue 029:The Lesser Evil · Issue 030: The Chamber of Tempests · Issue 031: The Voice of Silence · Issue 032: Behind the Mask · Issue 033: The Greatest Gift · Issue 034: The Scent of Freedom · Issue 035: Mirrored Lives · Issue 036: Rebel Souls · Issue 037: The Dispute · Issue 038: Desires of the Heart · Issue 039: On the Wings of Remembrance · Issue 040: The Ultimate Secret · Issue 041: The Whole Truth · Issue 042: Beyond All Hope · Issue 043: Tricks of Light · Issue 044: Never Alone, Ever Again · Issue 045: Double Deception · Issue 046: The Power of Courage · Issue 047: The Sands of Time · Issue 048: New Horizons · Issue 049: Between Dreams and Reality · Issue 050: Forever Magic · Issue 051: Out of Control · Issue 052: The Eye of the Book · Issue 053: A Whole New Song · Issue 054: One More Hug · Issue 055: The Day After · Issue 056: The Riddle · Issue 057: The Isle Of Enchantment · Issue 058: Illusions · Issue 059: The The Fire Within · Issue 060: Earth and Air · Issue 061: The World Inside The Book · Issue 062: The Final Chapter · Issue 063: Arrival and Departure · Issue 064: The Screaming Man · Issue 065: When Hope Blooms · Issue 066: Reflections · Issue 067: On Your Side · Issue 068: The Dark Side · Issue 069: New Frontiers · Issue 070: Stop the Presses · Issue 071: Glimmers of Fear · Issue 072: The Green Ray · Issue 073: The Dark Summons · Issue 074: Whisked Away · Issue 075: As You Were, You Are Now · Issue 076: Earth · Issue 077: Of All the Stars · Issue 078: Fire · Issue 079: Water · Issue 080: Emotions · Issue 081: Air · Issue 082: Energy · Issue 083: Return to Kandrakar · Issue 084: Unique Movements · Issue 085: I Am You · Issue 086: In the Heart · Issue 087: A Cold Magic · Issue 088: Which One of You? · Issue 089: The Key to Summer · Issue 090: A Beating Heart · Issue 091: So Much More · Issue 092: No Longer Alone · Issue 093: It Comes From Far Away · Issue 094: The Settlement · Issue 095: Endless Tears · Issue 096: Here On The Heart · Issue 097: The Magic of the World · Issue 098: Sweet After All · Issue 099: A Dive in the Air · Issue 100: 100% Witch · Issue 101: A Rising Star · Issue 102: The First Day · Issue 103: That Which You Aren't · Issue 104: Another World · Issue 105: One Letter From a Dream · Issue 106: Zodiac · Issue 107: It Was Fate · Issue 108: A Father's Heart · Issue 109: Green Truth · Issue 110: Magical Moms · Issue 111: Teamwork · Issue 112: Early Days · Issue 113: The Long Kiss · Issue 114: Return to School · Issue 115: A Special Voyage · Issue 116: The Right Distance · Issue 117: The Best Party · Issue 118: All In A Day · Issue 119: Music In The Air · Issue 120: Lady Giga · Issue 121: Ten Years Later · Issue 122: Mathematically Possible · Issue 123: Lady Crash · Issue 124: A Puppy for a Friend · Issue 125: The Other Part · Issue 126: Lady Kimikal · Issue 127: Embrace · Issue 128: A Single Word · Issue 129: Away From the Heart · Issue 130: A New Friend · Issue 131: The Magic of Emotion · Issue 132: Together Again · Issue 133: Little Magic · Issue 134: Tomorrow · Issue 135: Summer Time · Issue 136: Sportingly Stylish · Issue 137: I Love London! · Issue 138: A Different World · Issue 139: Forever in Our Hearts

Specials Core of Kandrakar · Cornelia and Caleb: A Love Not Meant to Be · Elyon: Return of the Queen · Planet Boys · The Year Before · Orube Special · Two Hearts for a Ball (World Cup Special) · Christmas Special 2004 · Christmas Special 2005 · Christmas Special 2006 · Caleb and Elyon - Two Destinies · Halloween Special 2007

Characters
Will Vandom · Hay Lin · Irma Lair · Cornelia Hale · Taranee Cook · Elyon Brown · Lord Cedric · Miranda · Prince Phobos · Alchemy · Nerissa Crossnic · Caleb · Sandra · The Mage · Eric Lyndon · Nigel Ashcroft · Anna Lair · Matt Olsen · Ms. Knickerbocker · Joan Lin · Lillian Hale · Bess and Courtney Grumper · Napoleon · Susan Vandom-Collins · Cassidy · Martin Tubbs · Laurent Clubberman · Uriah Dunn · Chris Lair · Chen Lin · Halinor · Kurt Van Buren · Frost The Hunter · Tracker · Gargoyle · Sandpit · Kadma · Yan Lin · Julian · Theresa Cook · Aldarn · Jeek · Howard Hale · Dean Collins · Lionel Cook · Peter Cook · Raythor · Tynar · Elizabeth Hale · Blunk · Tom Lair · Eleanor Brown/Miriadel · Raphael Sylla · Tony Vandom · Andrew Hornby · Galgheita Rudolph · Herbert Olsen · Joel Wright · Thomas Brown/Alborn · Shagon, the Hate · Tridart, the Despair · Ember, the Pain · Orube · Shinobu Takeda · William Collins · Stephen · Edward Folkner · Mariko Takeda · Foreman Takeda · Erin Peyton · Mr. Huggles · Luke Pradd · Tecla Ibsen · Henry · Ardeh · Ari · Endarno · Maqi · Laura Steedson · Nashter
Episodes
Season 1: It Begins and It Resumes · The Key · Happy Birthday Will · A Service to the Community · The Labyrinth · Divide and Conquer · Ambush at Torus Filney · Return of the Tracker · Framed · The Stone of Threbe · The Princess Revealed · Stop the Presses · Parents' Night · The Mudslugs · Ghosts of Elyon · The Mogriffs · Walk This Way · The Underwater Mines · The Seal of Phobos · Escape from Cavigor · Caleb's Challenge · The Battle of Meridian Plains · The Rebel Rescue · The Stolen Heart · The Final Battle

Season 2: A is for Anonymous · B is for Betrayal · C is for Changes · D is for Dangerous · E is for Enemy · F is for Facades · G is for Garbage · H is for Hunted · I is for Illusion · J is for Jewel · K is for Knowledge · L is for Loser · M is for Mercy · N is for Narcissist · O is for Obedience · P is for Protectors · Q is for Quarry · R is for Relentless · S is for Self · T is for Trauma · U is for Undivided · V is for Victory · W is for Witch · X is for Xanadu · Y is for Yield · Z is for Zenith

Songs
We Are W.I.T.C.H. · W.I.T.C.H. (Theme) · Music From and Inspired by W.I.T.C.H.
Locations
Heatherfield · Meridian · Kandrakar · Arkhanta · Zamballa· Aridia
Groups
W.I.T.C.H. · Uriah's Gang · C.H.Y.K.N. · Knights of Destruction · Guardians of Kandrakar · The Runics
Objects
Heart of Kandrakar · Heart of Meridian · Heart of Zamballa · Aurameres · Seal of Phobos · Seal of Nerissa · Horn of Hypnos
Elements
Quintessence · Fire · Air · Water · Earth
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