Christopheles is a Fire Ant and a member of the Fire Ant Council. He was responsible for the training and development of the first true Guardian, Steppenwolf, following the murder of Edmund at the hands of the newly formed political-terrorist faction, the Dark Legion. He would also inspire Steppenwolf to bring future Guardians into his confidence to share responsibilities which would eventually manifest into the Brotherhood of Guardians.
Becoming A Mentor
After the Enerjak that was Dimitri the Echidna became buried from the collapse of his dark tower, his twin brother Edmund was charged with becoming the Guardian of the now-called Angel Island to protect the last Chaos Emerald of the twelve that had originally held the island aloft. Edmund's nephew Menniker founded the Dark Legion as revenge for his father's "supposed death", and the Fire Ants took note of these developments and decided to intervene as they had against Enerjak. (StH: #36, KtE: #1, #2, #3)
Christopheles was ordered to help out Edmund and warned him of his son being in danger, but was unable to protect him from being gunned down by the Dark Legion when Edmund took off to find him. A grieving Steppenwolf was comforted by Christopheles, who then began teaching him what would eventually be passed down through the generations of Guardians. They developed Steppenwolf's body, mind, and discipline until he became the first warrior Guardian, capable not only of physical feats far superior to his father's, but also of manipulating the energy of the Chaos Emerald itself. Eventually he lead Steppenwolf to what would become known as the Forbidden Zone and revealed to him the concealed entrance to Haven, a facility built by the Fire Ants in secret to aid Steppenwolf in his new duties as Guardian. (KtE: #2)
Together, Christopheles and Steppenwolf defeated the Dark Legion, banishing them to the Twilight Zone but fearing that they would one day return; in particular, Christopheles contemplated where the family feud begun by Dimitri and continued by Menniker would lead. When Dr. Ivo Robotnik's ancestor Brutus Kintobor and troops visited the island with intent to take over and kill Steppenwolf. Christopheles and the Fire Ants were able to warn Steppenwolf of their treachery. After forcing the Overlanders to leave for good, Christopheles suggested that in order to protect the island from more outsiders, he start training his young son Moonwatcher. Christopheles would do so, and go on to mentor Harlan as well, before retiring and passing on his role to his son, Bona Fortuna. (KtE: #3, #25, CSE)