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Restoration HQ,[2] formerly known as Resistance HQ,[3] is a location that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by IDW Publishing. It was the secret base of operations for the Resistance, where its members plotted their schemes to oppose the Eggman Empire. It now serves as the headquarters of the Restoration movement.


The main room seen in Restoration HQ is a rectangular room, of which one half of it was used for meetings between the Restoration's members and allies. In this room there is a massive display monitor. There are also wooden crates all over the place, as well as cracks in the floor and cables lying around. Growing in the center of the HQ is also a five-petaled yellow flower.[3] The HQ includes at least a medical ward, complete with sick beds and medical equipment.[2]

The HQ is situated in an urban environment, though its exact location is unspecified and how it looks from the outside is unknown.


The Fate of Dr. Eggman


Sonic meeting with Tails, Knuckles, and Amy, from Sonic the Hedgehog #7.

After discovering that Neo Metal Sonic was the new head of the Eggman Empire and the ringleader behind the recent Badnik attacks, Sonic had a meeting with Tails, Knuckles and Amy in Resistance HQ. There, he informed his friends of how Neo Metal Sonic was working on conquering the world for Dr. Eggman using some kind of plan. In an effort to undermine Neo Metal Sonic's scheme, Sonic and co. decided on searching 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.[3]

While continuing his work in Resistance HQ with Amy, Knuckles sensed the Master Emerald calling out to him. Immediately after, they were contacted by Sonic and Silver. Having discovered Neo Metal Sonic's plan, Sonic told Knuckles and Amy to call in everybody.[4]

Battle For Angel Island


The Resistance with their allies, from Sonic the Hedgehog #9.

Gathering their strongest allies, the Resistance brought them all to a meeting in Resistance HQ. There, they revealed that Neo Metal Sonic had taken over Angel Island and turned it into a flying fortress. To make matters worse, Neo had also taken control of the island's Master Emerald. With their goal being to liberate Angel Island, Amy came up with a strategy after some internal discussions: team three (Sonic and Knuckles) would confront Neo and secure the Master Emerald while team one (Blaze) and team two (everyone else) focused on breaking the Egg Fleet's control of the island. With that being settled, the group headed for Angel Island in a Resistance Battleship.[5]

After they managed to beat Metal Sonic, the team soon set off to return to Resistance HQ, though not before Knuckles decided to disband the Resistance.[6]



The Restoration HQ's medical ward, from Sonic the Hedgehog #14.

Following the Resistance's disbandment, Amy became part of the Restoration and rebranded Resistance HQ as Restoration HQ. Sonic brought an injured Silver to Resoration HQ to recuperate. There, Amy was informed of how Silver got 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 figuring out their next move since they had no idea about what Eggman was up to. In an effort to locate Eggman, Amy noted that they could tap into his network from an unguarded Eggman base. With a new mission target, Sonic invited Amy to come along since its was her plan. Accepting the offer, Amy departed Restoration HQ with Sonic.[2]

Crisis City

Amy soon returned to work in Restoration HQ. One day though, 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, and that the Chaotix needed back-up. Amy told Vector that she would call for help (hoping that Sonic would come to their aid) and send a Rescue Shuttle to the city to help with the evacuation.[7]


See also


  1. Sonic the Hedgehog #18, "Story So Far..."
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Sonic the Hedgehog #14, "Misdirection"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Sonic the Hedgehog #7, "Meet the New Boss"
  4. Sonic the Hedgehog #8, "Silent Support"
  5. Sonic the Hedgehog #9, "The Battle for Angel Island, Part 1"
  6. Sonic the Hedgehog #12, "The Cost of the Battle for Angel Island"
  7. Sonic the Hedgehog #17, "Plague"

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