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Chief Magistrate

The Chief Magistrate from Sonic the Hedgehog #35. Pencils by Ken Penders, inks by Jon D'Agostino.

The Chief Magistrate was a senior Echidna official or judge in the days of Edmund and Dimitri.


The Chief Magistrate presided over Edmund and Dimitri's petition to the scientific elite of Echidnapolis in the Hall of Learning, and ruled that it was too dangerous to use the Chaos Syphon to reunite the Floating Island with the surface of Mobius.[1] (Dimitri later implied that the Chief Magistrate's decision may have been influenced by High Councilor Menthor.[2]) When Dimitri stormed out of the assembled chamber following this ruling with Edmund behind him, the Chief Magistrate followed them with a member of the security force. They traveled to the Chaos Chamber, arriving just after Dimitri absorbed the power of 11 Chaos Emeralds, and in time to witness Dimitri create his Dark Tower.[1] Edmund and the Chief Magistrate, along with two other unidentified Echidnas, were imprisoned in the Dark Tower until being freed by the Fire Ants, who ate into the towers foundations, causing it to collapse.[3] The Chief Magistrate managed to escape with the other prisoners.[3][4] The Chief Magistrate decided that the Echidnas should learn from Dimitri's act of hubris, leading to the Echidnas renouncing technology, tearing down their city, and appointing Edmund as the first Guardian.[3]

When Knuckles gained the power of the Chaos Emerald and became Chaos Knuckles, he traveled back in time in an attempt to change the past. One way he tried to do this was to make the Chief Magistrate approve Edmund and Dimitri's petition to reunite the Floating Island with the rest of Mobius. However, it transpired that Edmund and Dimitri's data was flawed, and the Floating Island nearly crashed into the planet until Knuckles re-wrote reality at the last second, restoring the original timeline.[5]


The Chief Magistrate wore typical court dress, including a white wig, black robes of office, with a white stiff wing collar with bands. While presiding in the Hall of Learning, he sat on a floating platform with a sigil on the front of a pair of balanced scales. He signified his rulings by banging a gavel.[1]

When renouncing technology, the Chief Magistrate took off his robes and wig.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Sonic the Hedgehog #35, "A Sense of History, Part II"
  2. Knuckles the Echidna #22, "Dark Alliance, Part One of Three: You Say You Want a Revolution..."
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Sonic the Hedgehog #36, "A Sense of History, Part III"
  4. Knuckles the Echidna #1, "Army of Darkness"
  5. Sonic the Hedgehog #102, "Life's Realities"

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