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Mathias Poe was one of several dark magic users who attempted to establish themselves in the Floating Island's Forbidden Zone. A raven wizard whom Knuckles met during his search for the Sword of Acorns, he somehow obtained the Sword himself, Mathias disguised it as a duplicate of his fellow spell-caster Damocles the Elder, and used it as a magical focus to increase his own spells' power.
Knuckles infiltrated Poe's lair and confronted the Raven, only to have him summon an iron golem to fight against him. Unable to defeat the creature with his great strength, the Guardian seemed doomed to fail until his mentor Archimedes appeared. No stranger to magical lore, Archy realized that the key to victory was breaking the flow of magic from Mathias to the golem, and did so by knocking the raven down with his fire breath. No longer supported by its master, the golem was easily defeated by a punch from Knuckles. The two friends then discovered the nature of the Damocles duplicate, which Poe had directed his magic through to summon the golem, when they spilled potion on it and caused it to revert to its true form.
After being defeated by Knuckles, it is possible Mathias was hunted down by Sir Connery just like the aforementioned Damocles.
- Mathias Poe's name is possibly a pun off of Edgar Allan Poe and his poem, The Raven.