- "If you put their brains together you'd have enough for a half-wit"
- — Chet Morton on Collig and his right-hand-man, Oscar Smuff.
If the original version of events is to be taken as the true ones, plus their later adventures, Chief Collig was originally envious of The Hardy's investigational skills and usually acted angrily and aggressively towards them and their friends. However, he and Con Riley appear to have gradually forgotten this and learned from them, becoming their good friends and assisting them on several occasions.
It is unknown why, but at one point Collig was using the first name of Clint. 
- ↑ The Hardy Boys #2 The House on the Cliff page 109.
- ↑ The Hardy Boys #2 The House on the Cliff page 109-111.
- ↑ #19 The Disappearing Floor(1964), page 99
| Ezra Collig (Original)
Ezra Collig of the Original continuity.
| Ezra Collig (Casefiles)
Ezra Collig of the Casefiles continuity.
| Ezra Collig (Undercover Brothers)
Ezra Collig of the Undercover Brothers continuity.
| Ezra Collig (1977 TV)
Ezra Collig of the 1977-1979 series, "The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries".