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He was voiced by Jason Isaacs in the English version of the show.
The Judge was born in Lindenfeld, but moved to the capital at age 8. After growing up and receiving an education, he was given the position of Township Judge of Lindenfeld.
At some point in the past, he found an apple tree in the forest and dug a spiked pitfall at the base of it. He would occasionally send children there only for them to be killed by his trap, taking their shoes as trophies.
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The Judge is strict, taking his leadership of the village very seriously. He cares about the well-being of the villagers and dislikes troublemakers. He takes pride in his position and does his best to keep the village organized.
He has a high opinion of the Belmonts and has even learned some of their methods of dealing with demons.
However, behind this is a person that puts his ideals of 'order' above the safety of others. He would often send disruptive children into the woods, leading them to die in a pitfall he created and even taking his victim's shoes to his home as trophies. However, he does appear to feel some amount of shame for his actions, as he begs Sypha and Trevor to burn down his home before they leave the mostly destroyed town so no one would discover the evidence of what he had done.
- "It has its little pleasures." ("A Seat of Civilisation and Refinement")
- "I happen to know there's an apple tree in the clearing after that. It's my apple tree, and nobody's allowed to go there." ("Worse Things Than Betrayal")
- "I'm going to wait for that bastard in hell and kill him all over again when he arrives." ("Abandon All Hope")
- "Burn my house down." ("Abandon All Hope")
- The Judge's English voice actor, Jason Isaacs, also voiced Satan in the Lords of Shadow games.
- His overall appearance (shaved head, priest-like robe, etc.) make the Judge resemble the character Zead from Castlevania: Curse of Darkness (as well as Nergal Meslamstea from Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, who was probably also inspired by Zead).
- Certain aspects of the children murders carried on by the Judge bear resemblance to real life Soviet serial killer, Anatoly Slivko. Slivko would convince young teenagers to accompany him in trips to the woods, where they would then partake in controlled hanging experiments where the boys ended up falling unconscious. He would then proceed to molest the boys and awaken them afterward, with them never knowing what had happened. Slivko murdered seven of these boys, keeping their shoes as a memento, much like the Judge from the series.