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This location exists primarily or exclusively within the Pre-Super Genesis Wave continuity.
Information in this article may not be canonical to the storyline of the games or any other Sonic continuity.
For the version of this location after the Super Genesis Wave, see Hidden Palace Zone (Archie).

The Hidden Palace Zone is a location that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics. It was an enigmatic region on Angel Island.



The Hidden Palace Zone was speculated to be possibly thousands of years old. Its existence was unknown to even the Guardian Knuckles the Echidna.[2]


Locke and Lien-Da join forces, from Sonic the Hedgehog #139.

The Zone was discovered by the Dark Legion in 3237 after they discovered the secret portal ring to the Hidden Palace's entrance. After Locke entrusted the Master Emerald to the protection of the Dark Legion, Lien-Da had the Master Emerald moved from Haven to the Hidden Palace where it could not be located by the forces of the Eggman Empire. The Hidden Palace Zone as a whole acted as the Dark Legion's hidden base of operations to act as Angel Island's resistance movement against the Dingo Regime under Kage Von Stryker's rule, and it was where the few rescued echidnas lived in freedom.[2]

Return to Angel Island


Lien-Da showing the Hidden Palace to Sonic and Knuckles, from Sonic the Hedgehog #139.

After Sonic the Hedgehog and Knuckles arrived on Angel Island along with the Chaotix, they were brought to the Hidden Palace Zone. Once there, Dr. Finitevus brought them to the Hidden Palace for a tour.[2]

Although Sonic, Knuckles, the Chaotix and the Dark Legion managed to successfully liberate Locke from captivity in Cavem Canus, at the same time Dr. Eggman dispatched Hunter to the Hidden Palace to retrieve the Master Emerald.[3] Though Hunter got many echidnas sent to the Egg Grape Chambers, he was ultimately killed by Knuckles. Although Dr. Eggman had learned of the Hidden Palace Zone's location from Hunter, the Master Emerald was moved to a new safe location.[4]


In the altered reality caused by Operation: Clean Sweep, Knuckles again guarded the Master Emerald in the Hidden Palace Zone, but this was eventually changed back to normal.[5]

Note: From this point, the Hidden Palace Zone's history continues from its new existence in the altered timeline.

Points of interest


See also


  1. Sonic the Hedgehog: The Complete Sonic Comic Encyclopedia, "Angel Island"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Sonic the Hedgehog #139, "Return to Angel Island Part 2: Avatar"
  3. Sonic the Hedgehog #140, "Return to Angel Island Part 3: How Many Echidnas Does It Take to Protect a Master Emerald?"
  4. Sonic the Hedgehog #141, "Return to Angel Island Part 4: Ultimate Hero"
  5. Sonic the Hedgehog Free Comic Book Day 2012, "Sonic: Genesis Awakenings - Knuckles the Echidna"

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