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Queen Hathor

Queen Hathor, also known as the Cat Queen, is the leader of the Felidae, a tribe of cats from the Mysterious Cat Country.

History

Capturing the Chaotix

When Angel Island came down to Mobius's surface near her lands, she and a troop of her guards were there to capture the Chaotix as they investigated. She soon met with the Guardian Locke, who defeated her champion Razorklaw. Afterwards, she released the Chaotix and gave them-along with Locke's son Knuckles-a lesson in the history of her country and that of the Knuckles Clan under Pachacamac. (StH: #81, #82, #84)

Ancient Onyx Incident

Roughly a year after these events, Queen Hathor and her people were on the verge of conflict with the Wolf Pack Nation, who had resettled on their ancestral lands-lands the Felidae claimed as their own. After a few minor incidents between them, both sides were shocked by the disappearance of the Ancient Onyx, an artifact sacred to both their cultures and held by each to be its personal property. Soon afterward Big the Cat, accompanied by Sonic the Hedgehog, journeyed to the Mysterious Cat Country, where they were received coldly by Hathor. Sonic did most of the talking for the heathen initially, and then Big revealed that they were also seeking the Ancient Onyx. Hathor became outraged thinking they were the ones who stole it. Sonic attempted to smooth things over, but Hathor silenced him, not wishing to hear the lies of an outsider. She then made Big stately recounter of the truth, explaining this to Sonic and the need for his dress. Sonic then introduced himself as Big's interpreter and explained past events. He and Sally Acorn had traveled south to be inducted into the Wolf Pack Nation, and upon learning of the situation from both Grand Chief Lupe and Big they had split up to try and resolve the matter as a neutral party. After receiving this information, Hathor agreed to allow Sonic to leave to recover the Ancient Onyx, though she wanted him to eliminate Big for his association with outsiders. Sonic appeased her by offering to take Big with him as a form of exile; however, before they could depart, Lupe arrived at the head of the Wolf Pack Freedom Fighters, armed for battle. (StH: #213)

After reviewing the matter with Sonic, Lupe was quick to demand that the Felidae return the Ancient Onyx. Hathor retorted by accusing the Wolves of stealing it, and accused Sonic and Big of being their agents. The tense relationship between the two rulers came to a head, as they vented their anger on each other for everything from dispute over the Wolf Pack Nation's lands to various offenses each had committed against the other. While trying to reason it out, Sonic had Big stand between them to prevent them from coming to blows, and after hearing the two argue came to a realization. He then inquired of Hathor as to whether there were any areas that neither faction would enter; she named the Mystic Ruins, given that they were taboo to her people and too far within their boundaries for the Wolves to enter without permission. After convincing Lupe and her warriors to follow his lead, Sonic asked Hathor to lead them to the ruins, which she agreed to after he wagered his life. The group found a chapter of the Dark Egg Legion hiding out there, and quickly determined that several of the members were missing Wolves. Hathor was amused, but at first dismissed it as proof that the Wolves were guilty. Sonic then ripped the hoods off several other Legionnaires, revealing them to be disgraced Felidae, and asking Hathor what their robes made them according to Felidae culture. Crying out that they were the "vilest of traitors", Hathor ordered her forces to attack, eventually driving the Legion into retreat. After the Wolves called off their own pursuit, Hathor remarked that there might still be a battle to be fought. Fortunately, Princess Sally arrived with the Ancient Onyx-both of them captured by the Legion-and convinced the two parties that there was no reason for continued violence. Citing the artifact as the reason they had almost gone to war, and also reminding them that they had just come together on their own, Sally proposed that it be left in the Mystic Ruins for safekeeping in Felidae territory, while the Wolves would retrieve it whenever needed. Though both Hathor and Lupe knew that this arrangement could not make up for all that had transpired between them, they decided that it was a start, and shook hands in agreement. (StH: #214)

Characteristics

Queen Hathor is a tall, white cat with blue eyes (with yellow sclera). She wears a blue cloak with a high collar, two gold buttons and a red lining. Beneath this she wears a black dress-gown with a gold-colored "V" mark coming down from her shoulders and a black cowl that fits snugly over her head and neck. She also wears two small hoop earrings on each ear, which were later joined by large gold orbs. Since her reappearance, she wears a metal crown with feathers and the sleeves of the dress are now red with a gold trim.

As per cultural tradition, Hathor only acts as queen while wearing her regal cloak, but she generally retains an air of stateliness. She is decisive, somewhat stubborn and quick to judge, and her tribe's xenophobic ways cause her to show extreme distrust and suspicion of outsiders, and disgust for those willing to associate with them. She does not hesitate to mete out harsh punishments.

Trivia

  • Hathor is named after the Ancient Egyptian goddess, usually represented as a cow or a human with cow features (such as horns), but also frequently associated with cat goddesses such as Sekhmet and Bast.

External links

  • Hathor at Mobius Encyclopedia, the Archie Sonic wiki

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