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Quotation1 Forbidden Zone - Abandon hope all ye who enters Quotation2
— Warning sign, Sonic the Hedgehog In Your Face!

The Forbidden Zone is a location that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics. It was a region on the surface of Mobius primarily made up of dry, rocky wastelands and desert.


The Knothole Freedom Fighters visited the Forbidden Zone to test out Rotor's land rover. They were spotted by Doctor Robotnik and Snively and attacked in their Beetle 'Bot. Thanks to some magical stones Sonic had with him, he defeated the Beetle 'Bot and saved his friends.[1]

The Knothole Freedom Fighters again ventured into the Forbidden Zone with the recently discovered NICOLE on a mission given by the late Julayla Chipmunk. After getting past a number of monstrous creatures and obstacles, such as the Cyclops, the Griffon and the Polysaurus Rex. Sally discovered a treasure chest with a piece of paper saying "To thine own self be true" inscribed on it, which was presumably left by a version of herself from NICOLE's home reality.[2]

One of Dr. Robotnik's factories was located in the Forbidden Zone. The Destructix took control of the factory in 3236 and attempted to sell it to Dr. Eggman.[3] In 3237, Sonic the Hedgehog went to the derelict town of Gravestone in the Forbidden Zone when he received word that Tommy Turtle could be found there. He ended up rescuing a fake version of Tommy after fighting a group of robot duplicates of the Destructix.[4]

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See also


  1. Sonic the Hedgehog #15, "Rockin' the 'Bot"
  2. Sonic In Your Face!, "The Quest Princess Sally's Crusade: Conclusion!"
  3. Sonic the Hedgehog #117, "The Tortoise and the Hedgehog"
  4. Sonic the Hedgehog #135, "Agent of K.N.O.T.H.O.L.E."

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