Sentinels and Guides are Known
|Trope · Genre|
|Related:||Sentinel and Guide, Dark Sentinel, Dark Guide, Sentinel Prime, The GDP Series|
|See Also:||Sentinel AU|
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In canon, much of the tension of the show comes from Jim and Blair's attempts to keep Jim's abilities a secret. Many fanworks take this tension and play with it in other ways. One of those ways is to create worlds where the sentinels and guides are known to others.
This trope can take form in several ways:
- sentinels and guides are known but rare
- sentinels and guides are known and commonplace
- sentinels and guides are known and have specific/common positions in society
As a Way to Explore Power Imbalance
The GDP Series
See The GDP Series for more.
Susan Foster's series is a formative work.
Example Fanworks in Sentinel Fandom
- A Companion by Any Other Name by LilyK. Companions (Guides) are trained and then enter into a contract with a Sentinel.
- The Awakening by Keira Marcos, where Jim is a powerful Alpha Sentinel and local Sentinels form a pride.
- Planet of the Sentinels by Saul, an explicit futuristic slash story
In Other Fandoms
To see how other fandoms use this trope, see Sentinel AU.
- a list of Sentinels and Guides are Known fiction
- works tagged sentinelsociety by wordwitch
- works tagged Alternate Universe - Sentinels And Guides Are Known at the AO3