Protector means a person or thing that protects, and may refer to:

* Protector (title), a title or part of various historical titles of heads of state and others in authority, especially:
** Lord Protector, two high positions in the history of the British political system

Protector may also refer to:

In books and comics:
* "Protector" (novel), a 1973 science fiction novel by American writer Larry Niven
**Pak Protector, a form of alien life in this and other novels by Niven
* Protector (DC Comics), a superhero briefly a member of the New Teen Titans
* Protector (Marvel Comics), a character in the Marvel Universe
* "The Protector" (novel), a 2003 novel by David Morrell

In film:
* "The Protector" (1985 film), a Hong Kong action film starring Jackie Chan
* "Tom-Yum-Goong" (US title: "The Protector"), a 2005 Thai martial arts film

In music:
* "Protector (band)" a thrash metal band from Wolfsburg
* "Protector", a member of the black metal band Summoning

In gaming:
* "Protector" (arcade game), a prototype-only arcade video game by Gottlieb
* "Protector" (Atari game), a 1999 video game for the Atari Jaguar by Songbird Productions
* "Protector" (Vectrex game), a 2003 video game for the Vectrex

In military:
* Protector USV, an Israeli unmanned surface vehicle
* Protector M151, a remotely controlled weapons station
* "Protector" (submarine), a 1901 submarine built by American naval engineer Simon Lake
* HMAS "Protector", two different ships operated by the Royal Australian Navy

In other uses:
* Protector (trust), in trust law, a third party who monitors and controls the trustees
* Protector (role variant), in personality testing, a role variant in the Keirsey Temperament Sorter

ee also

*Defender (disambiguation)

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