Prelate-E is a character who appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics. It is the Prelate form of Espio the Chameleon that exists in the Dark Mobius dimension.
Prelate-E was created from the Core of an alternate reality counterpart of Espio the Chameleon. When Silver the Hedgehog arrived in its native zone, Prelate-E attacked him with the aid of five other Chaotix-based Prelates, knocking Silver out of the sky as he initially tried to fly away and overwhelming him. When an attempt to crush Silver failed, E and the others gave pursuit, but were distracted by the Freedom Fighters. E itself was soon destroyed down to its core when it was caught in a pincer move between the blades of Dagger Walrus and Cutlass Depardieu. Prelate-E was later re-summoned by Enerjak to battle the rebels again after their base was leveled and began targeting Cutlass with well aimed throwing-stars bearing his color. (SU: #25, #26)
- When Prelate-E is formed from his core and fires his eye-lasers, he makes a sound similar to Espio's name: "SPYO!"
- Prelate-E is shown to have great agility and can throw shuriken bearing his Core's color as an alternative to his eye-laser attack. This would imply that the Prelates may retain the natural abilities of the individual whose core is used to base their form around.