- For other versions or uses of Amy Rose, see Amy Rose (disambiguation).
Amy Rose is a young, carefree Mobian Hedgehog who has had a crush on Sonic the Hedgehog for years. Originally starting out as just one of Sonic's most devoted young admirers, she would mature into one of his most trusted allies and after proving herself she became a member of the Freedom Fighters who have sworn to protect the world from the evil scientist, Dr. Eggman and his Egg Army. Her loyalty to her friends and team is without question and her improving skills have assured her importance to the Freedom Fighters' cause. She is also the leader of the occasionally activated Team Rose.
Amy first became involved in the conflict between her beloved blue Hedgehog and Dr. Eggman when she was captured by Metal Sonic and held captive on the Little Planet in order to force Sonic to come to her rescue. Following this adventure, she joined Sonic's circle of friends, eventually taking part in an adventure when Eggman's robot ZERO came after a Flicky she had befriended. It was around this time that she donned her signature red and white ensemble, a part of the Dreamcaster line produced by her favorite designer Honey the Cat, and began wielding the mighty Piko Piko Hammer. Following this adventure and another in which she was introduced to Sonic's lookalike rival Shadow the Hedgehog, Amy joined forces with her friend Cream the Rabbit, Cream's pet Chao Cheese, and Big the Cat to form the first incarnation of Team Rose. Looking to find Sonic and her friends' missing pets Chocola and Froggy, Amy's team found themselves competing with Team Sonic and Team Chaotix before joining them and Team Dark in facing the monstrous Metal Overlord. At some point in the past, Amy was one of the many heroes caught up in the Black Arms invasion of the planet, where she and her fellow allies where briefly rendered immobile by a toxic gas released from the Black Comet. Fortunately, they were saved by the valiant efforts of Shadow, whom Amy also worked with to look for a missing Cream and to challenge Eggman. (VG: SCD, SCD, SA/SADX, SA2/SA2:B,SH, ShaH, SU: #59 StH: #268)
Amy's adventures continued after she met the robot Emerl, and also saw her helping Sonic confront the threat of Eggman backed by Emerl's upgraded and rebuilt form of Gemerl. She later ran into Blaze the Cat, who became another firm friend, and participated in Sonic's clashes with the Babylon Rogues, even reforming Team Rose with Vector the Crocodile in place of Big to enter an Extreme Gear tournament. She also participated in events that were later erased by Sonic's actions in battle against the evil Solaris, including a meeting with Silver the Hedgehog. Amy also became involved in Eggman's machinations involving the Wisps, and later the monstrous Time Eater, though Sonic defeated the doctor on both occasions. Later on, she mysteriously vanished while guarding the Sky Patrol, Rotor Walrus' greatest creation and the new base of the Knothole Freedom Fighters. (VG: SB, SAd3, SRu, SR, SR:ZG, SFR, S06, SC, SG, StH: #253)
Fighting for Two Worlds
- See also Rose Woman.
Following the effects of the second Genesis Wave, Amy was part of a group of Mobians-along with Knuckles, Tails, and Shadow-who were captured by Metal Sonic and his newest ally, Bass. The four were delivered to Dr. Eggman and his new partner, Dr. Wily, who had created Bass. All of them were then transformed into an evil new group of robots known as the Roboticized Masters, with Amy becoming Rose Woman. She and her new teammates-Knuckles Man, Tails Man, and Shadow Man-were then sent to Wily's world to rob the Mega City bank. While there, they were engaged by Proto Man, whom Rose Woman and Knuckles Man easily managed to overcome. However, Rose Woman was then attacked by Proto Man's brother, Mega Man, who grabbed the other Robot Master and got them both away from Rose Woman's attacks. After a brief battle, the Roboticized Masters escaped back to Mobius before escaping to the Skull Egg Zone without Tails Man. The trio made their way to the Wily Egg, where they presented their prize-one of the Chaos Emeralds-to the two doctors. (StH: #248, SU: #51, MM: #24)
Rose Woman and her fellow Roboticized Masters-which had expanded to include Vector Man, Charmy Man, Espio Man, Blaze Woman, and Silver Man-were later deployed against Sonic and Mega Man's new formed team, which also included Tails, Proto Man, and Rush. After briefly fighting the heroes, Rose Woman and all of her companions but the Chaotix were called off to pursue an escaping Proto Man, whom Dr. Eggman deemed a significant threat due to his goal of rescuing Dr. Light. Eventually, Rose Woman and Knuckles Man were left as the only Roboticized Masters remaining, and were called away from their pursuit of Proto Man to engage Sonic and Mega Man. Ordered to terminate the heroes by any means necessary, Rose Woman activated her own self-destruct feature, but was restored to normal thanks to Mega Man's efforts. After getting over the effects of her transformation to normal, Amy embraced Sonic tearfully, feeling horrible over her enslaved attack on him. The pair subsequently left to look for Shadow, whom-at least in the "new" reality back on Mobius-Amy had previously mistaken for Sonic, something that Sonic had apparently repeatedly teased her about. (SU: #52, MM: #26)
Soon enough, Amy joined in an epic battle at the Wily Egg between the band of heroes and a massive army of Robot Masters created by the evil doctors. She engaged Wave Man but was then set upon by Splash Woman, Aqua Man, and Pump Man, whose water powers proved too much even for her hammer prowess. She was lifted away from that battle by Tails, but unfortunately the Fox was likewise being menaced by several air-themed Masters: Tornado Man, Gyro Man, and Wind Man. Escaping that confrontation, she watched admiringly as Sonic proved his superior speed to Quick Man, blowing her hero a kiss as he went by. She then watched tearfully with Proto Man as Sonic, Tails, Mega Man, and Rush took off to board the Wily Egg, only to be attacked by Spring Man. When Tails returned wounded, she watched over him as their party was slowly but surely surrounded by the enemy army. Fighting with determination against such foes as Star Man, she and her allies then received a welcome surprise: reinforcements in the form of the Light Labs Robot Masters. Bolstered by this force, Amy and her teammates continued to battle, until all of them stopped to watch as the Super Genesis Wave washed across both their worlds. Super Sonic subsequently attempted to restore their world to normal, but his efforts were disrupted by Dr. Eggman. (StH: #250, #251, MM: #27, SU: #54)
Team Rose Reunited
- From the reader's perspective, this storyline picks up after Worlds Collide.
Amy, Cream, Cheese, Bark the Polar Bear, and Bean the Dynamite-the latter two separate from Amy and her friends-were later whisked off to Blaze's home reality, the Sol Zone, by the power of the Sol Emeralds. With their memories of Mobius a blur, they joined Blaze, Marine the Raccoon, and the Coconut Crew aboard the Ocean Tornado in the hunt for the last Sol Emerald. They found it in the hands of the ruthless Captain Metal and his band of pirates, and became engaged in a battle with the fearsome warship known as the Metal Marauder. While Amy and her friends fought bravely, even providing Blaze the chance to sneak aboard the Marauder-where she found Bark and Bean-the enemy vessel's arsenal proved too formidable. This forced the crew to take desperate action: the Coconut Crew abandoned ship while Amy, Marine, Cream, and Cheese hid in a chest that shielded them from the Ocean Tornado's destruction. Luckily, a school of Dolphins arrived to save them from drowning, and took them to Metal's stronghold of Pirate Island. There they found more new allies in the form of the Sprockets, whose Chief led them to Metal's fortress to rescue the captured Blaze. However, their attempt resulted in two unpleasant discoveries: the existence of Metal's Egg o' War and of his pet Kraken. (SU: #55, #56)
Fortunately, the small band were able to escape due to a pair of distractions: Bean and Bark's sudden theft of Metal's stolen Sol Emerald, and its theft from them by Johnny, agent of Metal's rival and Blaze's old foe Captain Whisker. Pursuing Johnny, the four heroines and Cheese found and commandeered the Metal Marauder, shanghaiing the crew and finding themselves landed with Bark and Bean as unexpected-and at first unwelcome-shipmates. However, upon catching Johnny and engaging both Captain Whisker's Ship and the released Kraken, Amy and her friends turned to the pair of criminals for help. Bean responded by conjuring a massive bomb that Bark then lobbed into the Kraken's mouth, destroying the creature but also causing the Sol Emerald to go flying and land in the clutches of Captain Metal, who arrived by submarine. Blaze engaged the robot while Amy and the others continued to battle Whisker's crew, with the fight ending as Metal captured Blaze and took her aboard the Egg o' War. A fleeing Whisker sank the Marauder as he was leaving, with the robot crew deserting Metal for him. Fortunately, Amy and her allies were able to claim the submarine, thanks to Bean chasing off Metal's lieutenants Swash and Buckle. Amy, Cream, and Cheese then boarded the Egg o' War to rescue Blaze, their efforts enabling her to claim the last Sol Emerald and add it to her collection. Using the power of all seven, she became Burning Blaze, and melted Metal's body only for him to upload himself into the Egg o' War. However, Burning Blaze easily shot down the flying menace after Amy and friends made their escape, and gratefully sent all five inhabitants of Mobius back to their home using the power of the Sol Emeralds. (SU: #57, #58)
Rejoining the Freedom Fighters
Transported to Mobotropolis, Amy and her allies arrived shortly before a returning Sally Acorn, who was being pursued by a murderous Metal Sonic. Amy moved quickly to assist Sally in battling the robot, who easily overpowered the Royal Palace Guard, while Bark and Bean took advantage of the robot's presence to escape. Fortunately, Sonic and Tails arrived just in time to relieve their beleaguered friends, luring Metal outside the city and damaging him too badly to continue the fight. Both Sally and Amy were happy-though confused-at Sonic's greeting, as he made strange references that neither understood. All was later made clear aboard the Sky Patrol, where a shared touch to Nicole allowed both girls to regain memories of a lost reality. Regrettably, they had little time to process these revelations, as Nicole promptly revealed that the same phenomenon that had changed their universe had also left the planet dangerously unstable. The Sky Patrol took flight, and the Freedom Fighters were treated to the site of their planet breaking apart. Realizing that the cataclysm would have affected the entirely planet, the team headed for Station Square, where they divided into Team Fighters and Team Freedom in an effort to assist the citizens. Even in the midst of the crisis, Amy couldn't resist flirting with Sonic, and responded to his criticism of her timing with a comment about his own tendency for "one-liners." (StH: #256, #257)
Amy and her friends soon found themselves on another mission, this time to rescue the kidnapped Professor Charles the Hedgehog and his colleague Professor Pickle from an Egg Train bound for Rail Canyon Zone. Tasked with locating the missing scientists, Amy began smashing her way into train cars, but became more cautious upon nearly setting off an explosion that could have destroyed the whole transport. She quickly warned Bunnie Rabbot-D'Coolette of the danger as well, but the team soon had to deal with the damaged train picking up speed and the interference of E-106 Eta. They eventually succeeded in rescuing the professors, who then explained what they had learned about the planet's condition from the Gaia Manuscripts. Pickle and Chuck then informed them of the corruptive nature of the power of Dark Gaia seeping from the planet, which Sonic-unbeknownst to most of his friends-had previously been exposed to. Brushing off the concerns of his teammates, Sonic insisted upon focusing on their new task: gathering the seven Chaos Emeralds and combining their power with that of the Gaia Temples to restore the planet. (StH: #258, #259)
Not sure where to begin their search, the Freedom Fighters formed Amy into a team with Sonic and Rotor, who were dropped off on a beach. They were soon surprised to hear music coming from a nearby crevice, and upon calling out heard a response and were told to wait for someone to guide them. That guide proved to be Razor the Shark, accompanied by Crusher the Chao, who provided the trio with Air Charms to allow them to accompany him underwater. The stunned trio of heroes were shown the underwater city of Meropis, and then led to the Eusebes Shrine where they met the source of the music: Coral the Betta. The heroes spent some pleasant time exploring the shrine's adjacent Chao Garden before being alerted to a troubling development: the shrine's patron Chao Aquarius had gone into a cocoon and not emerged. Almost immediately, the shrine was then visited by members of the Meropis City Guard, who were quick to be suspicious of the surface dwellers. When Aquarius' condition became known, Captain Striker the Mantis Shrimp took Coral, Razor, Amy, and Sonic before King Puff and Queen Angelica. Upon learning that the city was plagued by pollution and by monsters, the Freedom Fighters attempted to explain the situation but were dismissed. Coral was then stripped of her office and told to leave the shrine the following day, a development that broke her concentration during the evening ceremony at the shrine and brought down the city's protective shield. (StH: #260, #261)
Amy and her friends-both old and new-were forced to engage the invading creatures, and defeated the first wave only to realize that more were coming. Amy volunteered to remain with Razor, Coral, and Coral's apprentice Pearly the Manta Ray to protect the Shrine while Sonic and Rotor went to aid the city and get reinforcements, with Coral endeavoring to raise the shield again. Amy and Razor's valiant efforts held for a time, though Amy found herself dealing with Pearly's unexplained fear of the Chao who inhabited the shrine. They then had an unpleasant revelation: Sonic and Rotor had taken Air Charms that were nearly depleted, and would leave them trapped underwater with no air supply. Fortunately, Tikal and Chaos arrived to help both groups of heroes, and guardsmen under Echo the Dolphin soon arrived to reinforce the Shrine. The shield was soon raised again after Aquarius emerged from her cocoon in an evolved state, and Coral was reinstated as priestess. She then taught Amy the Mystic Melody, a skill that Amy developed surprisingly quickly, to help the Freedom Fighters in their search for the Chaos Emeralds and Gaia Temples. After returning to the Sky Patrol, Amy would join a reformed Team Rose for a training mission orchestrated by Nicole, which Amy noted was surprisingly intense. Nicole responded that Amy would have gotten mad if she had taken it easy on them. (StH: #262, #263; SSD: #11)
Amy would soon put her new skill to work in helping her teammates-this time Sonic and Sally-locate a Chaos Emerald in Soumerca. The trio were attacked shortly after their arrival in the Rocky Jungle Zone by E-113 Xi, who was dispatched by the arrival of two old friends: Mighty the Armadillo and Ray the Flying Squirrel. After catching up, the Freedom Fighters were introduced to Mighty and Ray's mentor Moss the Sloth, who sensed the growing darkness of Dark Gaia within Sonic. Brushing off his friends' concerns yet again, Sonic advised Amy to employ the Mystic Melody, and she detected it some distance south, which Mighty reported was in Soumerca Egg Army territory. The five friends made their way to the Emerald's location, only to fall into a trap set by Egg Boss Thunderbolt the Chinchilla, who set powerful electric generators to zap the heroes. However, the Dark Gaia energies within Sonic caused him to transform into the fearsome Werehog, who made short work of the Egg Soldiers before pursuing Thunderbolt. Mighty managed to halt Sonic's rampage, and after a battle between the two Amy and Sally managed to talk Sonic down, helping him overcome his distorted perception of the world around him. Upon his return to normal with the rising of the sun, Sonic declared that he would remain with Mighty and Ray under Moss' tutelage until he could keep his new form under control. Reluctantly, the Freedom Fighters embarked on their next mission without Sonic, and set out to recover another Chaos Emerald. Amy was teamed with Rotor and Tails as Team Fighters to serve as backup to the Team Freedom composed of Sally, Bunnie, and Antoine D'Coolette. (StH: #264, #265, #266)
They were quickly called into action as the first team was caught in a trap, only to become ensnared in another set in expectation of their rescue attempt. With the Emerald lost and no apparent means of escape, the two groups were saved by the brave efforts of Amy's old teammates, T-Pup, and Omochao, who arrived to save them from Eggman's energy net. A despondent group then picked up the confident Sonic, who reassured them all that this setback wouldn't stop them. The quest for the Emeralds soon led Team Fighters-with Sonic replacing Rotor alongside Amy and Tails-being registered for the Chaos Emerald Championship being held in Casino Park. Sonic shared with the group his history with Breezie the Hedgehog, the tournament's organizer, whose existence prompted some jealousy in Amy due to not having previously been told about her. Amy also briefly disputed with Rotor, who suggested stealing the Emerald rather than competing, and was backed up by Sally in her view that the Freedom Fighters couldn't afford to compromise their integrity. Amy and her teammates soon arrived in Casino Park, where they enjoyed a brief but tense interview with Breezie, before running into a far more thrilling new acquaintance from Amy's perspective: her favorite fashion designer Honey the Cat. Recognizing Amy's ensemble as one of her creations, Honey determined to release it as part of the "Rose Collection," something that thrilled Amy. After a disturbingly well-synchronized routine between the two of them, Amy introduced Honey to her teammates, and they explained their reasons for being in the tournament. Honey agreed to give them the Emerald in the event of her victory, though she hoped that the Freedom Fighters would all agree to model for her. (StH: #267, #268)
During the first round, Amy alerted Sonic to the fact that the sun was about to set following his match with Segata Sanshiro. She then faced her own opponent, Pane the Boar, whose superior size proved to be no match for Amy's Piko Piko Hammer. As the first round wound down, Tails was defeated by Honey, who was then set to face Sonic in the next round. Much to her horror, Amy's opponent for round two was an unexpected addition to the tournament: their old ally Knuckles the Echidna. In facing him, Amy was confident in her ability to win, and was eager for the chance to move on and face Sonic. However, she allowed herself to become distracted by various concerns during the fight, and Knuckles managed to land a blow that knocked her into the stands. She went into a hospital, but fortunately her pride proved to be the most injured part of her, and she asked Sonic to "avenge" her and beat Knuckles in the finals. (StH: #269, #270)
Much to Amy's concern, Sonic later disappeared, but the Freedom Fighters were called back to Mobotropolis to deal with a new threat. Arriving back in the city, the team were forced to face M'egga Man, a corrupted version of Mega Man dispatched by Sigma-1. Despite working together and being aided by Gemerl, the heroes proved to be no match for the corrupted Robot Master. Their planet and his were then merged into a Unified World by Sigma's Unity Engines, which brought the heroes and their foe face-to-face with several heroic Robot Masters and Sonic Man, whom the Freedom Fighters realized with horror was Sonic hideously transformed. A heroic alliance soon formed, and was joined by the cured pair of blue heroes, the Maverick Hunters, and Team Sticks. The strange team boarded the Sky Patrol and set out to find Sigma, which led them to the Lost Hex. (SB: #8; StH: #273; MM: #50; SU: #77)
Amy and her friends were forced to engage a Mechaniloid army led by Sigma's brainwashed minions, the Deadly Six. Unfortunately, it wasn't long before they were attacked by their own robotic allies, who were being controlled by the powers of the Zeti. Amy and her friends were forced back into the Sky Patrol, but fortunately Eggman and Wily managed to halt the villains using their Egg-Wily Uppity Robot Scrambler Cannon. Unfortunately, they and their freed robotic allies were then forced to face Sigma's Maverick army. Weakened by their previous struggles, Amy and the others were unable to stop most of the army from scattering through Genesis Portals while a handful remained behind to attack them. Fortunately, help arrived in the form of Sticks the Badger and her new allies from the Street Fighter Zone. Their numbers expanded, the heroes then prepared to disperse in pursuit of the villains. (SB: #9; StH: #274; MM: #50)
Amy is a powerful offensive fighter equipped with the mighty Piko Piko Hammer, her primary weapon in combat. She is able to conjure the hammer apparently out of thin air, one of many mystical properties apparently possessed by the object, which has also on occasion produced small cyclones. Amy appears to possess other mystical powers, as demonstrated by her proficiency in the Mystic Melody.
Sonic the Hedgehog
|“||I bet Sonic missed me...he better have missed me...||”|
Amy is head-over-heels in love with Sonic, taking advantage of every opportunity to express her affection. His rare instances of reciprocating this-if not in a romantic fashion-are enough to leave her dazed, though she becomes jealous at the very notion that another girl might be interested in him.
Amy is an interesting mix of personality traits, apparently as happy to be fighting Eggman as she is chasing after Sonic or shopping. Though she loves fashion and is often quite cheerful, she also possesses a temper rivaling if not surpassing that of Knuckles. Despite this, she is a dedicated hero, and balks at the path of "the ends justify the means." Her somewhat materialistic hobbies hide a deep concern for her friends-especially Sonic.
Amy is a pink hedgehog with green eyes. Unlike many other hedgehog characters, her spines are not spiky in appearance (though they were when she was younger) but rather are curved and stylized, somewhat resembling a bob cut.As a child, Amy's appearance was generally based upon her look in the earlier games, such as Sonic CD and Sonic the Fighters. At the time she wore an orange/yellow ruffled or pleated skirt, a white shirt with puffed green sleeves, white and blue running shoes with orange shoelaces, white gloves, and a red hairband. Some sources have also depicted her eyes as being dark brown at this time.
When she was redesigned for the games, Amy's comic appearance changed to reflect that. As a teen, she wears a short red dress with white trim, tall red boots with a white cuff and stripe, a red hairband and gloves with gold cuffs. Her Piko Piko Hammer is generally yellow and red.
- In the English manual for Sonic CD Amy is credited as Princess Sally but the PC Version and all other games call her Amy Rose. The reason at the time was to support the Sonic the Hedgehog TV series, but the attempt was scratched off.
- The comic exclusive plot point of Amy's modern outfit being part of Honey the Cat's "Dreamcasters" line is a nod to the fact that Amy first appeared with this look in Sonic Adventure, which was released for the SEGA Dreamcast.
- Ian Flynn indicated in a Q&A that Amy enjoys sweets such as pancakes with syrup and ice cream, but is not really interested in junk food 
- Amy's favourite food in the games happens to be soft-serve ice cream.