|“||Countess Margaret Isobel Thoreaux. You have been found guilty of committing the darkest art, witchcraft. For this affront against God, I hereby condemn you to burn in the fires of hell, of which you so eagerly seek communion.||„|
|~ Magistrate Wilkins sentences Isobel and her coven to burn.|
Magistrate Wilkins was an elected official in 17th century France in the WB TV series Smallville.
He served as a flashback antagonist in the Season 4 episode "Spell".
Wilkins was the magistrate of the French village of Castelnois de Montmiral. Somehow Wilkins learned of the legendary Stones of Power and he, like other occultists, desired to possess them.
The magistrate had confiscated Isobel's spell book causing the three witches to lose their powers. They were brought to the fields outside of the village where an angry mob awaited led by Wilkins. Madelyn Hibbins and Brianna Withridge were escorted through the crowd to the stake while the Countess Thoreaux was brought before Magistrate Wilkins.
Isobel snarkily asked Wilkins if he's come to enjoy his handiwork to which the magistrate strikes her across the face. Wilkins told Isobel to tell him of three Stones of Power and that she may yet escape the pyre's flames. The Countess asked for her spell book which had a page marked.
Wilkins produced the book and asked what the marked page meant. Isobel defiantly stated it meant the stones would be hers and once she possessed them he would tremble at her feet and never persecute her kind.
She then spat blood on the illustration invoking a spell in Latin to stencil her symbol onto her skin. Wilkins called her a demon and told her to join her confederates. As the Countess and others were tied, Magistrate Wilkins sentenced them to die by burning for practicing witchcraft.
As Wilkins' men lit the torches, Isobel prophesied that her heir would awaken her and she would have vengeance upon her persecutors. Isobel cackled wildly as the flames consumed her.
After being possessed by her ancestor, Lana Lang had a strange dream of Isobel's last moments and saw Magistrate Wilkins deliver his sentence. While Wilkins passed his sentence, a woman walked through the crowd and angrily yelled at Isobel in French.