According to Griffin, Paladins have been around since medieval times and have been hunting and killing Jumpers ever since. They justify their discriminatory actions by claiming, "Only God should have the power to be all places at all times". Griffin also mentions that there are hundreds of people within the Paladin society.
All the Paladins wear silver trench coats. To trap Jumpers, they use guns that shoot electrical wires at the Jumpers. The electricity prevents the Jumpers from teleporting and can pin them to a wall, tree or any other unmovable structure. The Paladins also have a machine that allows them to follow jumpers through their jump scars.
Roland CoxEditRoland Cox is coined as the leader, but suggestions throughout the movie beg to differ. For example, when the Paladins send two henchmen to the colosseum to fight David and Griffin, the henchmen lose. When Roland learns of this news, he asks why they only sent two, the henchmen reply "she said two would be enough." This implies that Mary may have the same status. In the film, Roland is shown to be a very skilled and dangerous paladin, and is a match for David and Griffin put together (Griffin hasn't been able to kill him after several years, and Griffin is a very skilled Jumper). In the end, it is David who defeats Roland, trapping him in an abandoned cave in the middle of the Grand Canyon. His ultimate fate is unknown, it is likely that he died due to the cave being at a high altitude with steep cliffs, rendering climbing useless. Roland is played by Samuel L. Jackson in the Jumper movie. Roland also appears to be a part of the NSA and the CIA.
Roland so far implies that he has been hunting Jumpers for his entire life. He uses a large silver knife to stab and kill jumpers after he has trapped them.
Roland finds out that Mary is David's mother, which shows no significance in the first movie but may play a bigger role in an upcoming sequel.
- The Paladins are exclusive to the film adaptation of Jumper. No such organization exists in the novels.
- Two actors from the Star Wars prequel trilogy appear in the film adaptation, including Hayden Christensen who played "Anakin Skywalker", and Samuel L. Jackson who played "Mace Windu".
- According to Griffin, the Paladins were responsible for the "Witch Trials".