As a spiritual successor to the Ico and Shadow of the Collossus games, The Last Guardian features a myriad of bizzare and unusual characters. The story however is told mainly from the point of view of the main characters – a young boy and the mysterious creature Trico.
A young boy kidnapped from his home and taken captive in an ancient ruin. He finds himself covered with mysterious tattoos and makes his escape when he stumbles upon a giant winged creature named Trico. Together, they must brave unknown dangers while trying to elude capture by the ruin’s guards. The boy and Trico develop a deep bond, one of a special kind of friendship as they learn from each other on their travels.
A mysterious winged creature resembling a Griffin who the boy finds bound in the ancient ruins. Trico had first been hostile until the boy helps him by removing the arrows piercing him and mending his wounds. Trico and the boy eventually develop a strong friendship as they depend on each other to escape the mysterious ruins.