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Quotation1 I thought Knuckles was commander of the Resistance? Quotation2
Quotation1 Oh, he commanded alright. But who do you think kept things organized?
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Sonic the Hedgehog and Amy Rose, Sonic the Hedgehog #2

Amy Rose is a character that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by IDW Publishing. She is an anthropomorphic hedgehog and a well-known admirer of the world-renowned hero, Sonic the Hedgehog. She is also a former core staff member of the Resistance.[4] Currently, she is the organizer of the Restoration.[5]

Appearance

Amy is a pink-furred anthropomorphic hedgehog with green eyes and peach skin on her muzzle and arms. Unlike other hedgehogs, her spines are not spiky in appearance but are rather worn down like that of ordinary hair, somewhat resembling a bob cut. For attire, she wears a red, sleeveless dress with white trims, tall red boots with a white stripe down the centre and white cuffs, a red hairband, and white wrist-length gloves with gold bracelets for cuffs.

History

Past

For some time, Amy has been one of Sonic the Hedgehog's closest friends and most trusted allies, as well as his biggest admirer due to her massive crush on him. She would often aid him in his battles against the forces of the Eggman Empire and its emperor, Dr. Eggman.[1][6] Along the way, Amy had a number of adventures with Cream the Rabbit.[7]

The Eggman War

In the recent past, after Sonic got captured by Dr. Eggman, who was able to seize control over most of the world in doing so, Amy came to serve as a core staff member of a resistance group that Knuckles the Echidna commandeered (although it was Amy who kept the group organized).[1] Later on, after being reunited with Sonic, she, alongside the rest of the Resistance, defeated Dr. Eggman, thus ending the Eggman Empire's reign over the world.[6]

After the Eggman War, Amy and the Resistance set out to clean up from the war. However, with the Eggman Empire's Badniks being everywhere and randomly attacking anyone they came across, Amy and the Resistance had to work from a centralized, organized position that would allow them to combat the Badniks more effectively.[1]

Fallout

Eventually, Amy heard that Sonic and Tails had saved a town from some Badniks. Hoping to re-recruit Sonic for the Resistance's cause, Amy caught up to Sonic at another town under siege. There, she helped him defeat the Death Crab. Sonic was then about to head to the next town when Amy asked him to rejoin the Resistance, and explained why they needed him. However, Sonic declined Amy's offer because he had figured out something was making the world's Badniks more cohesive, which Amy saw as further proof to join the Resistance, whereas he believed that it was better to keep moving and get to the bottom of the situation.[1]

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Amy defeating Badniks, from Sonic the Hedgehog #2.

Soon, Amy and Sonic were alerted of a Badnik army invading the town from the west. While Sonic cleared out most of the first wave, Amy went to the town where she rallied the town's militia, who was able to clear out the remaining Badniks that slipped past Sonic, while organizing the evacuation efforts. Amy then proceeded to thin out the remaining Badnik horde with Sonic, still requesting for him to reconsider joining. After she and Sonic managed to destroy the source of the Badniks, Amy came to terms with Sonic not wanting to join as she did not wish to change what she loved about him. Following this, she requested for Sonic to help Knuckles in a nearby town as she had not heard from him in a while, which Sonic accepted.[1]

The Fate of Dr. Eggman

Meeting with Sonic, Tails and Knuckles in Resistance HQ, Amy learned from Sonic that Neo Metal Sonic was the ringleader behind the recent organized Badnik attacks. Apparently, he had taken over the Eggman Empire in Eggman's absence in an attempt to continue Eggman's rule for him and give him back command after finding him. In an effort to undermine Neo Metal Sonic's scheme, Amy and Knuckles decided to help Sonic and Tails search for any old plans that could tell them what Neo Metal Sonic was up to. Amy in particular put out a call to all Resistance members to gather additional help for the search.[8]

Amy soon after came into contact with Silver, who wanted to help the group with their current crisis, and brought him up to speed on their current plans. Later, while she helped Knuckles out in HQ, Knuckles sensed that the Master Emerald was calling out to him. Immediately after, Amy and Knuckles were contacted by Sonic and Silver, who, after having discovered Neo Metal Sonic's plan, told them to call in everyone.[9]

Battle For Angel Island

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Amy destroys a turret, from Sonic the Hedgehog #9.

After Amy and co. had called everyone to Resistance HQ, it was revealed to the assembled heroes that Neo Metal Sonic had taken over Angel Island and turned it into a flying fortress. To make matters worse, Neo had also secured the Master Emerald for himself on the island. With their goal being to liberate Angel island, Amy presented her strategy: team three would confront Neo and secure the Master Emerald while team one and two focused on breaking the Egg Fleet's control over the island. Blaze suggested to Amy that she could confront Neo as Burning Blaze, but Tails convinced her it was not a wise action. Still, Amy was convinced to make Blaze team one. She then made Sonic and Knuckles team three and the rest of them team two.[10]

On their way to Angel Island, Amy had a talk with Blaze. When Blaze wondered if their lonesome ally Whisper could be trusted, Amy reminded her that she used to be a lone wolf herself. Reflecting on how far she had come, Blaze agreed with Amy that they would win the day after assuring her that she would be careful. Soon after, however, the Egg Fleet began bombarding their ship. Fortunately, Amy and her allies made it off their ship before it crashed. Landing then safely on Angel Island, Amy began coordinating her team (despite Shadow going off on his own) before focusing on talking out the Egg Fleet's guns.[10] However, while Amy fought by Tails' side, the latter noticed that they were not making much progress. As Tails sought a smarter approach, Amy commanded the Resistance to form up on Tails while checking up on Blaze, who managed to destroy the left wing unit attached to Angel Island. Soon after, Tails used an Egg Fleet battleship to destroy the last wing unit attached to the island. Being on the falling wing unit, Amy was rescued by Rouge and brought onboard the battleship Tails had secured. Meanwhile, Amy heard from Rouge that the absent Shadow had probably gone after Neo Metal Sonic himself, which Amy figured may not have been such a bad idea since Sonic and Knuckles could use the back-up.[11]

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Tangle and Amy, from Sonic the Hedgehog #11.

Amy and Tangle soon after found Blaze above Angel Island when the island began to fall and got her onboard the battleship. Not long after, Amy received a call from Knuckles, who requested Burning Blaze's aid to take down Master Overlord, a transformation Neo Metal Sonic had achieved with the Master Emerald. However, Amy had to turn down Knuckles' request, as Blaze had used up her transformation. When Master Overlord then approached the battleship, Amy was instructed by Knuckles to force the robot overlord towards Angel Island while he focused on retrieving the Master Emerald from him. With an opening provided by Sonic, Amy and her friends joined the fray and did as Knuckles commanded. During the battle, Amy got shaken off Master Overlord, but was rescued by Silver with his psychokinesis. Knuckles subsequently got the Master Emerald away from Master Overlord and brought it back to Angel Island, returning the island to the sky while Master Overlord powered down to normal. With the battle over, Amy was brought down on Angel Island where she told an overexcited Tangle that this adventure was nothing new to them.[12]

While repairs were being made on the Egg Fleet battleship that was to bring them home, Amy took inventory of what was left on it (since Knuckles would find it a bore) and found lots of materials to help the Resistance with the reconstruction efforts. When Sonic then came to check on her, Amy told him what she was up to, only for Sonic reveal that Knuckles had disbanded the Resistance, much to Amy's annoyance. No sooner did the Chaotix come to Amy to collect the payment for their services. Being unprepared for this request, Amy tried insisting that being part of the Resistance was its own reward while Sonic left her.[2]

Victory Garden

At some point, Amy inspired Silver to start his own vegetable garden in a ruined city. Later on, she told Blaze where to find Silver.[13]

Infection

Following the Resistance's disbandment, Amy went right back to helping others by becoming a part of the Restoration.[14] Soon after though, Sonic brought an injured Silver to Restoration HQ. There, Amy learned that Silver had gotten hurt following his and Sonic's encounter with Dr. Starline, who was working with Dr. Eggman on something big. After seeing to Silver, Amy and Sonic tried to figure out their next move, as they knew nothing about what Eggman was up to. Amy in particular recognized that an attack from Eggman at this point could prove devastating to the world, which had just begun rebuilding from the Eggman War. In an effort to locate Eggman and learn of his current scheme, Amy figured out they could tap into his network from an unguarded Eggman base in Echo Mine. With a new mission target, Sonic invited Amy to come along since its was her plan. Accepting the offer, Amy departed with Sonic.[15]

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Amy and Sonic coming under attack by Rough and Tumble, from Sonic the Hedgehog #15.

Arriving in Echo Mine, Amy took Sonic to an old Eggman computer. After Amy managed to turn on the power and hack into the Eggnet, she found files on a ArK-like space station and talk about "payload distribution". Before Amy could learn more however, the computer was destroyed by a tank with a massive drill and guns, which was piloted by Rough and Tumble. Amy tried to destroy the tank's drill with her Piko Piko Hammer, but it proved too solid. Sonic thus took Amy through the mines until they reached a refuse pit, and they decided to use the narrow floor in the cave to defeat Rough and Tumble. When Rough and Tumble arrived, Sonic brought Amy in from to the rear of the tank. He then threw Amy up to the tank's cockpit, which she destroyed while Sonic hit the tank's treads. The tank subsequently fell into the refuse pit, but Rough and Tumble escaped and activated their backup backpacks. This made a metallic liquid gush over them and turn them into Zombots. Amy proceeded to engage Rough, only for the Zombot to instantly regenerate from any damage he got. Eventually, Sonic got rid of both Zombots by knocking them into the refuse pit. A terrified Amy then saw that Sonic had been infected with the substance that had transformed Rough and Tumble, and that it was spreading fast.[3] Amy was afterward left behind by Sonic when she told him to seek Tails' aid with the infection. Regardless, she managed to pass on her discovery about the space station.[16]

Crisis City

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Amy trying to coordinate search and rescue missions, from Sonic the Hedgehog #20.

Amy soon returned to work in Restoration HQ. One day though, while she was handling paperwork, a fellow Restoration member came to her to give her a phone call from Vector. Vector told her that Dr. Eggman had invaded Seaside City and was turning people into Zombots with the Metal Virus. Amy thus told Vector that she would call for back-up and send a Rescue Shuttle down to the city to help with the evacuation and sent information out to everyone in the area, hoping that Sonic would learn about everything.[17] Not long after, Amy was contacted by Rouge, who requested that she send whoever she could to Sunset City, as Team Dark was losing control over the Zombot outbreak in the city.[18] Help was soon sent to Team Dark and Sonic in the form of Tails and the recently healed Silver. Amy resumed her work at the Restoration by coordinating several search and rescue missions. She also put in word that she wanted to see Sonic following his return. Sonic soon arrived and they had a small chat before Amy forcibly had to return to coordinating the search and rescue missions.[19]

Personality

A cheerful, optimistic and energetic go-getter, Amy is a determined young hedgehog who lets nothing stand in her way. She is girly and sweet, but also temperamental and has a hard time taking a "no" for an answer. She is best known for her long-standing crush on Sonic the Hedgehog, whom she would follow anywhere (if he let her). Like Sonic, she also sometimes find fun in fighting Badniks.[1]

The time Amy spent in the Resistance has caused her to mature to a great degree. While still obsessed with Sonic and her crush on him, she has become more level-headed about it, being able to shake herself out of her moments of infatuation with him. She also has a strong sense of responsibility and duty, which is exemplified in her devotion to the Resistance's cause and her own role in maintaining the organization's stability, as well as when she turned down an offer to spend time with Sonic in favor of returning to her duties in the Resistance.[1]

Powers and abilities

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Amy using the Piko Hammer to finish a Death Crab, from Sonic the Hedgehog #2.

Amy has high physical strength, enough to wield her large Piko Piko Hammer with ease and swing it around with enough force to sent recipients flying through midair. She is also highly adapt and knowledgeable in the usage of her Piko Hammer: with it, she can make offensive spins (similar to a spinning top) and redirect midair projectiles with a single whack.[1]

Physical abilities aside, Amy is a skilled strategist and organizer. It was thanks to these skills that the Resistance became the orderly organization it was. As an example of her skills in that field, she once organized an ambush with an unfamiliar town's militia and successfully vanquished a Badnik horde with it, all while giving the civilians accurate instructions on how to evacuate the residents.[1]

Weapons

Amy's trademark weapon is the Piko Hammer, a large and powerful hammer capable of dealing massive damage with no excessive efforts. She mainly uses its as a melee weapon in combat, although she is also able to use it for devastating attacks when combining it with her natural gracefulness.

Relationships

Sonic the Hedgehog

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Amy admiring Sonic, from Sonic the Hedgehog #2.

Amy has had a long-standing crush on none other than Sonic the Hedgehog. As such, she is always happy to see him and would follow him everywhere if he let her. Even in the heat of battle, she cannot help but flirt with him. However, Sonic does not reciprocate her advances or affections, much to her eternal frustration. She also tends to get annoyed by Sonic's cheeky attitude and independent mindset, especially when it comes to his refusal to work with her and the Resistance.[1]

Despite her constant turn-downs however, Amy keeps a tight friendship with Sonic. She also admires Sonic for his free-spirited and benevolent choice of lifestyle, and has admitted that, for all his shortcomings, she loves him just the way he is, and would not want to change him in any way. The two of them are also capable of playful banter in both tense and relaxed situations.[1]

Blaze the Cat

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Amy and Blaze, from Sonic the Hedgehog #9.

Amy and Blaze are very good friends and have a great mutual respect for each other. At first, Blaze was very hostile towards Amy but they soon learned to be friends. Blaze has also been taking on a more optimistic way of life due to Amy and the others.[10]

Friends/allies

Enemies

Quotes

"Not like that! I mean, I'm always happy to see you, and would follow you anywhere if you'd only let me but- -Ooh! You get me so flustered!"
—Amy get flustered due to a reply from Sonic, Sonic the Hedgehog #2
"It's just who you are-and it's all the reasons I love you. I can't change you. I don't want to change you."
—Amy telling Sonic why she loves him, Sonic the Hedgehog #2

See also

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Head writer Ian Flynn has revealed on Twitter that Amy's measurements are the same as those of her game counterpart.

References

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 Sonic the Hedgehog #2, "Fallout, Part 2"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Sonic the Hedgehog #12, "The Cost of the Battle for Angel Island"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Sonic the Hedgehog #15, "Patient Zero"
  4. Sonic the Hedgehog #9, Roll Call
  5. Sonic the Hedgehog #15, Roll Call
  6. 6.0 6.1 Sonic the Hedgehog #1, "Fallout, Part 1"
  7. Sonic the Hedgehog #18, "Victims"
  8. Sonic the Hedgehog #7, "Meet the New Boss"
  9. Sonic the Hedgehog #8, "Silent Support"
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Sonic the Hedgehog #9, "The Battle for Angel Island, Part 1"
  11. Sonic the Hedgehog #10, "The Battle for Angel Island, Part 2"
  12. Sonic the Hedgehog #11, "The Battle for Angel Island, Part 3"
  13. Sonic the Hedgehog: Annual 2019, "Victory Garden"
  14. Sonic the Hedgehog #13, "Calling Card"
  15. Sonic the Hedgehog #14, "Misdirection"
  16. Sonic the Hedgehog #16, "Infection"
  17. Sonic the Hedgehog #17, "Plague"
  18. Sonic the Hedgehog #19, "Crisis City, Part 1"
  19. Sonic the Hedgehog #20, "Crisis City, Part 2"

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