The Pre-Super Genesis Wave timeline is a location that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics. It refers to the timeline that existed before the Super Genesis Wave.
The Pre-Super Genesis Wave was a timeline that existed until the Sonic & Mega Man: Worlds Collide crossover. It mainly made use of elements from the Sonic the Hedgehog television series, although it also borrowed subjects from the Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog television series and the mainline Sonic the Hedgehog series, while also including its own, exclusive elements.
The Pre-Super Genesis Wave timeline took place within a single multiverse, a network of a possibly infinite amount of universes that shared the same elements. The center of the multiverse was the Prime Zone, its most famous location being Mobius, a post-apocalyptic version of the real-world Earth, which served as the home planet of Sonic the Hedgehog and his friends and foes. However, many other dimensions (known as "Zones") also existed within this timeline. Notable examples included Light Mobius, Dark Mobius, Moebius and the In Another Time, In Another Place reality. All of these universes had their own histories, and sometimes inhabitants, although many of them were derived from the Prime Zone, and thus made use of subjects native from it.
The multiverse that made up the Pre-Super Genesis Wave timeline eventually came to an end after the reality-changing Super Genesis Wave got improperly reversed by Super Sonic with Chaos Control when Dr. Eggman interrupted the process. This caused the Prime Zone to be re-written and its surrounding multiverse to collapse in upon itself and reform. This subsequently destroyed the timeline and created a new one in its place.
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- Sonic the Hedgehog #256, "Countdown to Chaos Finale: The Princess and the Hammer"
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