Magistrate Henry Flatbottom, also known as "The Magistrate", is the main antagonist of Ghost Story Island.
The Magistrate was deeply in love with Fiona. He tried to engage to her, but she refused, because she was in love with a man named Valiant. On the day when Fiona was supposed to leave Hemlock Harbor with Valiant aboard the Unicorn (a ship), Flatbottom refused to let her leave and hired a prisoner to forge a letter to Valiant, saying it was from Fiona and telling him to leave "without me". He departed with a broken heart and died when the ship crashed upon sharp rocks. Fiona was heartbroken and died years after.