- This article is about Guardian. For the next rank, see Champion.
- This article is about Guardian. For the final rank, see Hero.
- "Hey, someone had to help them"
- — Cole MacGrath on his actions
Reaching the Guardian rank, Cole will be able to unlock the lowest rank of good power upgrades. The citizens of Empire City will begin to widely accept him. The Guardian rank will automatically be achieved in the mission First Glimpse if Cole lets the citizens get their fair share of the food crates.
Cole's appearance will remain as usual, and he maintains his blue electricity.
- "I'm not gonna start torching families just to make my life easier."
- — Cole MacGrath on his actions.
Reaching the Guardian rank, Cole will be able to unlock the lowest rank of good powers. In addition, he unlocks the Civilian Safety boost in which civilians take little to no damage from Cole's powers. The citizens of New Marais will begin to accept him. This Karmic rank can be unlocked by choosing to lower the bridge without overcharging the generator in the mission Breaking into New Marais, or by importing your good trophy set from inFamous.
Cole's appearance remains the same, but slightly cleaner. He will keep wearing his ordinary yellow and black t-shirt, and he will maintain his blue electricity.