The Red Guardian was the Guardian of Justice. Along with the other five, he was part of the Six-Fold Gods of the Six-Fold-Realm. In the creation myth of the Tharils, he was known as the Blood Thief. (PROSE: Lungbarrow)
Along with his fellows, the Red Guardian was in attendance for the creation of the universe. (PROSE: The Whoniverse) The Tharils, who lived in the connected universe of E-Space, had a cosmogony in which Vlasolf the Timewalker "walked the wind back to the very dawn of all hunting", where he saw the leonine Night Hunter and Light Hunter divided, with their respective black and white prides preparing for eternal battle, only for their roaring challenges to be interrupted by the Blood Thief, the "red-handed Jackal whose cunning balances the scales of war". (PROSE: Lungbarrow)
In the video game Happy Deathday, played by Izzy Sinclair on the Time-Space Visualiser, the Beige Guardian recalled that Red and White stuck him in a gym locker for nearly three centuries, noting that his peers mocked him for not being assigned a "cool" colour. (COMIC: Happy Deathday)
Behind the scenes
- In the notes of Lungbarrow, Marc Platt commented that the Black and White Guardians were balanced by the Red Guardian in the same way that Rassilon and Omega were balanced by the Other.
- In his story Aspects of Evil in the charity anthology, Craig Hinton showed the Doctor to actually be an incarnation of the Red Guardian, tying back to the "Other" mythos; the story follows a future version of the Doctor reaching the end of their last regeneration, at which point the Black Guardian and White Guardian offer the Doctor enlightenment, which the weary Time Lord accepts, subsequently regaining their memories and powers as a Guardian. However, like all such unlicensed charity works, Aspects of Evil is not considered a valid source on this Wiki.