Ian Roebling

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Judge Roebling performing Xanatos and Fox's wedding.

Judge Ian Roebling is a New York Justice of the Peace, who officiated at Xanatos and Fox’s wedding in 1995. ("Vows") Xanatos chose Roebling to conduct the ceremony because he knew the judge could be trusted. [1]

Roebling later attended the Xanatoses' Halloween party in 1996, dressed as a knight (under the name of Sir Ian of Oxford), where he met Goliath again, and Delilah for the first time. ("Masque")

In May 1997, he was working at the New York City Criminal Courthouse, where he presided over the hearing to determine Goliath's sentience. Roebling ultimately ruled that Goliath's sentience was "obvious and not truly in question" while also ruling that the gargoyle qualified for the same legal rights as any human. Roebling immediately released Goliath from custody. ("Render Unto Caesar", "Underwater", "Your Witness", "New Rules")

Such an unprecedented decision could have proven to be quite the debacle for Roebling amongst his colleagues and in the public's eye. These concerns were effectively assuaged by Xanatos, who helped Roebling do "the right thing" with a sizeable deposit transferred to the Judge's Cayman Island account. ("New Rules")


Apparently, Roebling is originally from Oxford, Mississippi.


Production Background

Voice Actor: Roger Rees