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The Keeper of the Time Stones is a character that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog television series. He is an ancient owl with a massive head clad in a purple cape, who is responsible for guarding the Floating Island and the Time Stones.


Not much is known about the Keeper of the Time Stones' background. Rather like the legendary sphinx, the Keeper requires those who seek the Time Stones to answer a riddle. Once Sally and Sonic answer it, he disappears, leaving them the Time Stones and instructing the two in their use.

Powers and abilities

The Keeper of the Time Stones seems to be able to make a lot of effects happen all at once, as well as disappear and reappear. Also, as protector of the Times Stones, he can call them out about any time.

In other media

Archie Comics

Main article: Nicholas O'Tyme

The Keeper of the Time Stones is mentioned in the Archie Comics' Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and spin-offs, where he goes under the name Nicholas O'Tyme. He is described as one of the rumored and legendary protectors of the Time Stones, who decides whether or not an individual is worthy to use them.


  • The Keeper of the Time Stones' appearance is similar to the Wizard of Oz, which resembled the image of a floating green head. Whether this was intended or not is unknown.
  • The Keeper of the Time Stones' role of guarding the Time Stone on a Floating Island, is similar Knuckles the Echidna's role of guarding the Master Emerald on Angel Island.