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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 also has a lab for Tails and a launch bay for their Rescue Shuttles.[4][5]

The HQ is situated in an urban environment. It is a large red, brown and gray building that is at least three storeys high. It is a worn out building with areas of chipped paint, worn down walls and broken windows.


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.[6]

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.[7]

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.[8]



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.[9]

Cream the Rabbit, her mother Vanilla, Gemerl and several fellow villagers soon arrived at Restoration HQ following a Zombot outbreak in their home village. While there, as the refugee count grew, Cream took it upon herself to try and boost morale by providing them with snacks and sweets. Cream herself tried to remain happy though she had not been sleeping well. While they were there, Vector and Espio began to take shifts to search for survivors and supplies. At a later point in time, when Amy received word from Rouge that she and her team were not faring well against the Zombots in Sunset City, Tails and the recently healed Silver traveled there to help.[10][11][4]


The many refugees of Restoration HQ, from Sonic the Hedgehog #20.

Rouge later arrived at the HQ with several more refugees and began to plan her next move in Amy's office. Tails and Silver soon returned to the HQ with Sonic and Omega (who lost his body in battle). Sonic waited for Cream to let him into the building through a safe entrance. She led him to Amy's office where she had called for him. Gemerl initially prevented Sonic from entering the office but after Cream had told him Amy had sent for him personally, he moved aside. In the office, Sonic confirmed to Rouge that Shadow was lost to the Metal Virus, which angered her. Sonic then had a small conversation with Amy before she forcibly had to return to coordinating search and rescue missions. Sonic walked out of the office and caught up with Vector and Espio. He then went to talk to Tails and Silver, confirming with the latter that the Metal Virus was the cause of what was happening to his future. Tails told Sonic that Omega would later receive a temporary body when he had the time and tools. He went on to say that he developed a sensor for Sonic to scan his biometrics to discover how his speed combated the Metal Virus. However, he stated that the computers in the HQ would not be able to handle that kind of data and instead opted to go to his lab in Central City.[4]

The Last Minute and Big's Big Adventure


Amy fighting a horde of Zombots, from Sonic the Hedgehog #22.

Amy was called by Tails later when he was in Central City to research a cure for the Metal Virus. He told her that he will call for updates from Tangle the Lemur and Whisper the Wolf after she asked about sending Rescue Shuttles. Vector and Espio returned to Restoration HQ from a mission in Pine Grove Village after it had suffered a random Zombot outbreak. With several refugees, the pair also managed to find the Zombot Charmy on the way back and imprisoned him in a Containment Bubble. While the new refugees were being scanned, Gemerl's attention was turned to Big who tried to cut the line and enter the building without being scanned. The cat believed that Amy was actually throwing a big sleepover. Nonetheless, Gemerl denied Big access until he was scanned like everyone else. Unbeknownst to the robot, an uninfected citizen actually slipped into the building while he was distracted. As Big could not find Froggy, he left the premises.[12][5][13]

The choice to bring Charmy back to the HQ did not sit well with Gemerl, as Cream's safety was his priority, and he demanded that Charmy be thrown out. Cream helped quell the argument so that Espio could inform Gemerl of Vector's plan to keep Charmy with Omega in Tails' lab until Tails was able to find a cure for the virus. Shortly thereafter, one of the refugees from Pine Grove Village revealed that he had actually been infected and swiftly turned into a Zombot. This caused a panic among the refugees and the tumult caused Charmy to break out of his Containment Bubble. Amy called for an emergency evacuation after Espio sounded the alarm. However, only one pilot was able to make it out of the HQ uninfected. Gemerl helped get Omega out of Tails' lab to the launch bay and began to scan everyone who attempted to leave the HQ to make sure that they were not infected. The virus quickly spread among the refugees, including Vanilla, who had Amy get Cream to safety instead of saving her. Just before Vector attempted to close the gates to the HQ's launch bay, Charmy flew out, targeting the one Rescue Shuttle the Restoration planned to use. Vector lunged at Charmy and pinned him down, getting infected in the process. Knowing he was lost to the virus, Vector had Gemerl close the gates behind him as he kept the Zombots back so that everyone else could escape.[5]

Out of the Blue


Amy thanks Jewel and prepares to show her the ropes of the Restoration, from Sonic the Hedgehog #31.

Some time after the effects of the Metal Virus were reverted by Super Sonic and Super Silver, Amy returned to her duties in a worn down Restoration HQ. She became swamped with even more work to organize supplies for rebuilding and finding people displaced by their time as Zombots. Stressed from all the work, Amy wished to go back to the days where she would simply go from one adventure to the next with Sonic, but refocused as since Sonic did not give up fighting the Metal Virus, she did not want to give up either. Amy was soon visited by Jewel the Beetle, Tangle's best friend, who offered to take over her position in administration of the Restoration as she liked cataloging and organizing and felt excited at the thought of bringing it to order. Amy was taken happily taken aback by this, but thanked Jewel and accepted her offer. She then made sure to bring the beetle up to speed before stepping down.[14]


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. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Sonic the Hedgehog #20, "Crisis City, Part 2"
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Sonic the Hedgehog #22, "The Last Minute, Part 2"
  6. Sonic the Hedgehog #8, "Silent Support"
  7. Sonic the Hedgehog #9, "The Battle for Angel Island, Part 1"
  8. Sonic the Hedgehog #12, "The Cost of the Battle for Angel Island"
  9. Sonic the Hedgehog #17, "Plague"
  10. Sonic the Hedgehog #18, "Victims"
  11. Sonic the Hedgehog #19, "Crisis City, Part 1"
  12. Sonic the Hedgehog #21, "The Last Minute, Part 1"
  13. Sonic the Hedgehog Annual 2020, "Big's Big Adventure"
  14. Sonic the Hedgehog #31, "Recovery, Part 1"

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