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Mathias Poe is a character that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics. He was an anthropomorphic raven and wizard, who was one of several dark magic users who attempted to establish themselves in the Floating Island's Forbidden Zone.
Mathias Poe somehow obtained the Sword of Acorns. Poe disguised the Sword as a duplicate of his fellow spellcaster Damocles the Elder, and used it as a magical focus to increase the power of his own spells.
When Knuckles the Echidna was on a quest to find the Sword of Acorns, he happened to find Poe's lair while exploring the caverns of the Forbidden Zone. Poe summoned an iron golem to fight Knuckles, which was so powerful that even Knuckles' most powerful punches couldn't slow it down. Fortunately for Knuckles, his mentor Archimedes appeared and realized that the key to victory was breaking the flow of magic from Mathias to the golem, which the fire ant did 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 (through which Poe had directed his magic to summon the golem) when they spilled potion on it and caused it to revert to its true form.