|“||We guardians are responsible for protecting and distributing the Miraculous for the good of all humanity.||”|
The Order of the Guardians is a group of highly trained guardians who keep the Miraculouses safe while they are not in use, as well as find people worthy of wielding the Miraculouses and deliver them to those people. The order is currently under the leadership of Grand Master Su-Han.
The Guardians inhabit a temple in Tibet where the inactive Miraculouses were kept.
Following the incident in which Wang Fu used the Peacock Miraculous to manifest a sentimonster, Fu became the last known surviving guardian. This changed after Ladybug and Cat Noir defeated Feast and the former was able to bring back the temple, the Miraculouses, and the monks consumed by the sentimonster.
The Order of the Guardians existed for many years. Throughout history, many guardians have trusted the miraculouses to many wielders, like the ones that lived in Ancient China, the Ancient Egyptian Ladybug, Hippolyta, Tomoe Gozen, Tentomushi, and countless others always watching their chosen from a far.
However, when Wang Fu was young, he made a mistake that resulted in the temple being destroyed and the Butterfly Miraculous, Peacock Miraculous, and Miraculous spellbook being lost. He took the remaining Miraculouses in the Miracle Box, and he has kept watch over them and continued the duty of the guardians by himself since then.
His mistake was creating a sentimonster to get food for him, as one of his tasks required him to go 24 hours without food. However, the sentimonster was created by not only his hunger, but also his anger at the Miraculouses for being the reason why he was separated from his family. This caused the sentimonster to go search for and devour all the Miraculouses it could find. Because of that, not only were the Miraculouses in the temple (except for the ones in the Miracle Box in Master Fu's possession) devoured, but also all the monks in the temple.
After Feast was defeated when Ladybug entered in its stomach (a dimension in which the guardians were trapped inside the temple) and destroyed its amok, she used Miraculous Ladybug to fully restore the temple, which brought back the Order of the Guardians.
Aside from protecting the Miraculouses, one of the guardians' main duties was to distribute the Miraculous jewels to worthy people so they could benefit all of mankind and protect the world from danger. This, presumably, required them to travel all over the world to know what kinds of crisis' trouble the world. In picking those who were worthy, the guardians would perform a test to judge one's character or be good judges of character with great instincts, and if the person passed the test, that meant they were worthy of a Miraculous. After choosing said person, a guardian has to carefully choose which power of a Miraculous jewel best fits them. However if the person is still a good choice and is given the wrong jewel or the recipient feels that they aren't worthy, then said person can give it back to the guardian or active holder. If or in the event this happens, they can give the recipient another that fits them better or accept help to find a person who is a better match for the jewel, as seen in "Desperada". However, there are occasions where the test of character isn't needed, like in the case of Ladybug when she chooses her allies in a state of emergency.
Afterwards they'd watch over the wielders they gave the jewels to, guide them if they needed it (like helping them tap into the jewels' other powers, using them with Miraculous potions, or fusion forms from the spellbook), and receive the jewels back from them once the threat or danger is over. It is currently unknown when a guardian is done watching over one or more wielders if they continue traveling or return back to the temple.
When a Miraculous falls into the wrong hands, such as someone wanting to use the jewel for evil purposes, it is a guardian's job to retrieve said Miraculous, sometimes even seeking help from wielders they've chosen to do so.
When the Guardians are chosen, they start living in the temple, isolated from their families, who often considered the task a great honor. If they ever need to contact anyone, they used to send doves, as said in "Furious Fu".
When someone passes the position of guardian of a miracle box on to someone else, the previous guardian loses their memories to protect the identities of their chosen Miraculous owners. For it to work, similar to the ownership of a Miraculous, a previous guardian must willingly say that they renounce ownership of the box and the name of person or holder they wish to give it to.
A Guardian wields a staff that is equipped with a magical compass that can guide them to the Miracle Box that they are responsible for. The compass can find the Miracle Box from anywhere in the world.
The Order of the Guardians has a system of ranking. So far, only two ranks are known:
- Celestial Guardian
- Apprentice Guardian
It is currently unknown how these rankings are assigned, how many there are, or what makes them different from each other.
However it can be deduced that an Apprentice Guardian is someone who is training to be a guardian and are subservient to the Celestial Guardian.
Guardians are chosen as children to be trained for many years in order to be prepared for the task of watching over the Miraculouses. They are taught to understand the code in the Miraculous spellbook and the history of the jewels, although Fu wasn't able to learn it completely before the book was lost.
Guardians are fiercely trained in a Martial Arts style called Mirakung Fu, a style that was specifically designed to allow them to subdue any rebellious Miraculous holders.
One of the tests they preform as part of their training is watching over a Miracle Box for 24 hours without eating, though at least one known guardian (Wang Fu) decided to not continue the tradition with his successor.
Guardians are taught with a certain technique that allows them to block an akuma, powered up or not.
According to Master Su-Han, there is a specific set of ancient, absolute rules, called "Perfect Precepts", that all guardians must follow. There are at least 133 rules to being a guardian and he only explained four:
- Precept 14: Kwamis must not live outside the Miracle Box.
- Precept 52: Guardians must never lose a Miraculous.
- Precept 133: A Guardian cannot, under any circumstances, wear a Miraculous.
- There's also an unnumbered Precept about not involving humans without powers in a fight.
According to Su-Han, a guardian must understand the world around them, but it is unknown if this is actually one of the rules of the order.
List of members
- The Mirakung Fu style that guardians are trained in allows them to subdue Miraculous owners, but it is not well suited for battle against akumatized villains.
- The reason for that may be because guardians are taught to fight the Miraculous' powers. Because akumatized villains can possess any kind of power, the Mirakung Fu is rendered useless because of the unpredictability found in them. This is showed during the fight between Su-Han and Furious Fu, where the former was easily subdued by the latter who used his power to immobilize him.
- This is the beginning of Ancient Chinese civilization.