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For the fighting style in Sonic and the Black Knight, see Paladin Style.

Paladin, from Sonic the Hedgehog #72.

Paladin is a character that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics. He was a young Overlander boy who lived long before the Great War.


Paladin left his city and crossed the Badlands to do some target shooting with his revolver. At Roundabout Creek, he met the young Mobian Prince Emerson, son of King Theodore. Paladin demonstrated his shooting by hitting a branch of the tree above him, intriguing the young Mobian. He let Emerson try to shoot a branch himself, but the recoil knocked the young prince on his back. Paladin then sought to show off his ability by shooting something challenging, something that moves, and he took aim at a nearby bird. However, before he pulled the trigger, Emerson jumped in the way of the shot and was killed.[1]

Shocked by what he had unintentionally done, Paladin fled, leaving Emerson's body to be found by his father and other searchers.[1]


  • Paladin is named after a paladin was a knight from the court of Charlemagne, according to the Matter of France. In popular culture, the term refers to any holy knight of great virtue.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Sonic the Hedgehog #72, "Tales Of the Great War Part One: The Shot Heard 'Round The World!"

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