Their job is to protect the Dragon Realms from the evil Dark Master and his army of apes. For many years they were at war with the Dark Master and his apes, and eventually stripped him of his essence and imprisoned him. They believed that a purple dragon would one day hatch and save the Dragon Realms. This was Spyro.
During the war between Malefor's armies, many Dragon Guardians lost their lives, leaving only four Dragon Guardians remaining.
List of Dragon Guardians
Dragon Guardian of Fire
Ignitus is the master of Fire and the leader of the dragon guardians. He can do or used to do, very powerful fire attacks, but, as it is shown in A New Beginning, doing a fury attack is difficult for him and it takes a lot more time for him to recover since he has grown older. Ignitus is also Spyro's father-figure and mentor in The Legend of Spyro series.
Dragon Guardian of Ice
Cyril is the master of Ice. He is very arrogant and proud, and he and Volteer argue a lot and it's usually up to Ignitus to stop them.
Dragon Guardian of Earth
Terrador is the master of Earth, and the is second-in-command of the dragon guardians, he is also the most militant and most calm of the of the dragon guardians. Within the range of Attack Power, Terrador seems to be the strongest.
Dragon Guardian of Electricity
Volteer is the master of Electricity. He talks a lot about nothing, usually using big words while doing so, making him seem very enegetic for his age. He and Cyril argue a lot and its usually up to Ignitus to stop them.
- In Dawn of the Dragon, due to the character designs and the rushed production of the game, few of the Guardians can be seen smiling almost constantly even in grim situations.