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Quotation1 My name is Amy Rose. I'm cute and full of energy! Quotation2
Amy Rose, Sonic Adventure 2[1]
Amy Rose
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Amy Rose
Appearances
First appearance

Sonic the Hedgehog CD

Game
appearances
Appearances
in other media
Real-world designer(s)
Creator
(real-world)

Kazuyuki Hoshino

Voice actor(s)
English
voice actor(s)
Japanese
voice actor(s)
Biographical overview
Age
  • 8 (Sonic CD)
  • 12 (as of Sonic Adventure)
Also known as
  • Rosy the Rascal (Sonic CD/Sonic the Fighters)
  • Princess Sally (Sega CD Sonic CD manual (obsolete))
  • Pinky (by Rouge)
  • Mom/Mommy (by Emerl)
  • Girly/Girl (by Jet and Orbot)
  • Ms. Amy (by Cream)
  • Little Brat (by Vector)
Physical description
Species

Hedgehog

Gender

Female

Height

90 cm (2'11")

Weight

Secret [2]

Fur

Pink

Skin

Peach

Eyes

Green (originally black until redesigned for Sonic Adventure)

Attire

Current:

  • Red dress with white lining
  • Red boots with white stripes
  • Red hairband
  • White gloves with gold ring bracelets

Former:

  • Green shirt
  • Orange frilly skirt
  • White gloves
  • Red headband
  • Blue sneakers with orange shoelaces and white tips and soles

Sonic Riders Trilogy, Mario and Sonic Games:

  • Pink Tank top underneath a dress that is white at the chest and pink at the bodice
  • White Gloves with red cuffs with gold rings on the cuffs
  • Pink sweat pants with vertical, white stripes on the outer sides of the pants legs
  • Red and white, horizontally striped sneakers with yellow tongues and red laces
Alignment and character traits
Alignment

Good

Affiliation

Team Rose

Favorite Food

Soft-serve ice cream

Likes
  • Sonic
  • Cute things
  • Little Planet
  • Fashion
  • Shopping
  • Her Piko Piko Hammer
  • Cooking
  • Soft-serve ice cream
  • Tarot card reading, fortunes, magic 8 balls and other such superstitious fortune things
  • Boxercise
  • Fighting
  • Competitions to not only impress but one-up Sonic
  • Helping people see the good and positive in things
  • Her friends
  • Saving Sonic
  • The thought of her and Sonic being together
  • Wisps
  • Helping Sonic
  • Being close to Sonic
  • Wanting to marry Sonic
Dislikes
  • Dr. Eggman
  • Eggman's Robots (particularly Metal Sonic and ZERO)
  • Silver (when he tried to kill Sonic)
  • Sonic ignoring her advances
  • Sonic running away from her
  • The Babylon Rogues (to a degree)
  • Shade (to a degree)
  • Anyone who she thinks is in love with Sonic
  • The Nocturnus Clan
  • Anyone who threatens to seriously harm Sonic
  • Sonic "forgetting" about their date (at the end of Sonic and the Black Knight)
  • People thinking Sonic has turned evil or done something wrong
  • The thought of Sonic turning evil
  • The thought of Sonic with another girl
  • Wave making fun of Tails.
Skills, abilities and powers
Skills
  • Super speed
  • Piko Piko Hammer skills
  • Capable Extreme Gear rider
  • Great physical strength
  • Acrobatic skills
  • Cartomancy
  • Driving
  • Culinary skills
  • Searching and locating skills
  • Harnessing Chaos Energy
  • Grinding
Moves and techniques
Ability type

Amy Rose (エミー・ローズ Emī Rōzu?), also formerly known as Rosy the Rascal (ロージー・ザ・ラスカル Rōjī za Rasukaru?), is a fictional, anthropomorphic pink hedgehog from the Sonic the Hedgehog series. She has a major, long-standing crush on Sonic the Hedgehog, and has been trying to win his heart by any means since meeting him. Such methods include impressing him by fighting robots. Introduced in the game franchise in 1993, Amy was the first and most recurring female character in the Sonic the Hedgehog series and is also one of the most popular characters, coming in fifth place on an official popularity poll, being the most popular female character.[3]

She was described to be eight years old in Sonic the Hedgehog CD, but from Sonic Adventure onward she has grown by four years. With the addition of Cream the Rabbit, Amy seems to have found herself a sidekick similar to how Tails is to Sonic (as implied in Sonic Battle, Sonic Heroes, Sonic Advance 3 and Shadow the Hedgehog).

Concept and Creation

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Amy's original design in 1993.

Amy Rose is one of the few main characters in the Sonic the Hedgehog series to have her first appearance outside the Sega games. She was created by Kenji Terada for the various Sonic the Hedgehog manga published by Shogakukan. She first appeared in the April 1992 issue of Shogaku Ninensei, written and illustrated by Sango Morimoto. She also appeared in the unrelated series from Shogaku Ichinensei, Shogaku Sannensei, Shogaku Gonensei, Shogaku Rokunensei, and Coro Coro Comics Special, all of which were written and illustrated by different mangaka but based on Kenji Terada's initial concept. In these series, Amy (no second name is given) is the girlfriend of Nicky, a nerdy young male hedgehog with the power to transform into the superhero, Sonic the Hedgehog. Amy is also the target of the bully Anton Brooke. Because of the vastly different styles of the illustrators for these series, Amy's design was different in each. She appeared most like her later games appearances in the Coro Coro Comics Specials, written and illustrated by Tanaka Kouichi.

In 1993, the manga character was adapted by the Sonic CD team to be used in Sonic's Mega CD debut. Her final design for this game was done by Kazuyuki Hoshino. She appeared infrequently thereafter, in ensemble spin-off games such as Sonic the Fighters, Sonic Drift, Sonic Drift 2, and Sonic R. She did not appear in any of the early TV series, although she was included in most comics, including the Archie Comics series, the British Sonic the Comic and the French Sonic Adventures.

When Sonic Team reunited and started work on their three-dimensional follow-up to the classic Sonic games, Sonic Adventure, it was decided they would revive the pink hedgehog and give her a starring role in the game. Yuji Uekawa, the man who would redesign all the classic characters, did the most drastic changes to Amy. While Sonic, Tails and Knuckles all received minor design changes, Amy's clothing and hairstyle were completely revamped. She also had her entire figure redesigned to make her appear older, perhaps in an attempt to appeal to a different demographic than the rest of the Sonic characters.

Following Sonic Adventure, Amy became one of the main characters of the series, and has appeared in nearly every Sonic game since as well as the TV series Sonic X and the upcoming Sonic Boom.

History

Early Life

Not much is known about Amy's early life. At some point in her life, she learned about Sonic the Hedgehog, who became her biggest idol and love interest, and eventually wanted to be his girlfriend and one day marry him. It is also known that she has always loved fortunes and other mystical things, and that she practiced in some of them herself using tarot cards.

Sonic the Hedgehog CD

Prior to the events of Sonic the Hedgehog CD, Amy used her tarot cards to predict the future. From them, Amy learned that she was "destined" to have an encounter with Sonic on the small satellite known as Little Planet. Excited, Amy traveled to Never Lake where Little Planet would appear above for one month every year.

Arriving on Little Planet, Amy was in Palmtree Panic when she finally came across Sonic for the first time. Upon seeing her idol, Amy was overtaken by love and could not help but excitedly grab onto her hero, though Sonic did not find her advances pleasing. From then on, Amy continued to follow Sonic, still smitten with him. When the pair arrived in Collision Chaos, however, Amy was captured by Metal Sonic, Dr. Ivo Robotnik's latest creation. Amy was then flown away with Metal Sonic, despite her struggles, and could do nothing but remain in Robotnik's captivity until Sonic saved her.

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Amy having been brought back to Earth from Little Planet by Sonic.

Sometime later, Amy was brought to Stardust Speedway, where she was tied to a mast. Fortunately, Amy was freed by Sonic after he defeated Metal Sonic in a race on Stardust Speedway, and Amy thanked her rescuer by lovingly hugging him. Later, after Sonic defeated Robotnik and the doctor's base began to fall apart around them, Amy was carried through the crumbling structures by Sonic, not daring to look, and was safely brought back to Earth. When Amy dared to look again, she could only watch as Sonic ran away and freed Little Planet from its captivity. Though Sonic did not reciprocate her advances after their adventure, Amy's love for Sonic remained unshaken and she remained determined to win his affection.

Sonic Drift / Sonic Drift 2

In the game Sonic Drift and its sequel, Sonic Drift 2, Amy ended up joining two drift-racing competitions, both of which offered Chaos Emeralds as prizes. Driving a blue car, and later a red one, she competed in both races in an attempt to meet and impress Sonic.

Sonic the Fighters

In Sonic the Fighters, Dr. Robotnik planned to dominate the world from space and Sonic’s friend, Miles "Tails" Prower, made a spaceship that only had one seat and required the power of the Chaos Emeralds. Wanting to use the ship, everyone who had an Emerald fought to gain the others, including Amy. She competed for the chance to defeat Robotnik and impress Sonic.

Sonic Adventure

Upon her eventual return to her home in downtown Station Square, Amy lived a normal life in Sonic’s absence. During this time, she also had a makeover; her green sweater and orange skirt were replaced by a sleeveless red dress with white trim, her blue-and-white shoes were substituted for red-and white boots, and she now sported a red hair band and golden rings around her wrists. Amy also styled her quills in a manner similar to an echidna, rather than to wear them up like they had been beforehand. It was while shopping and reminiscing about her times with Sonic that the Egg Carrier flew over the city and a small blue Flicky fell out and knocked Amy over. Amy named it "Birdie" and soon, one of Dr. Eggman’s robots, E-100 "ZERO" Alpha, arrived and chased the two of them. Amy and Birdie escaped by hiding in the burger shop, and Amy decided to find Sonic and make him Birdie’s bodyguard for a short while.

When she found him outside of Casinopolis, Sonic was shocked to see her, and refused her request, which led Amy to say that she would "tag along" anyway. After fleeing Alpha again, the three ended up in Twinkle Park, where Amy and Birdie lost Sonic after being chased. But as they escaped, the robot soon caught up with them, kidnapping and forcefully taking them to the Mystic Ruins, where Eggman picked them up and had Amy and Birdie locked in a cell. After managing to turn E-102 Gamma’s allegiance, the two fled through the Hot Shelter.

However, the pair were transported to the past, where they found themselves in the land of the Knuckles Clan, and watched Tikal with a group of Chao meeting Chaos. Returning to the present day, a somewhat-confused Amy and Birdie escaped to the flight deck, where Eggman was confronting Sonic and Tails. Although she was delighted to see them, Amy’s joy was short-lived when the Doctor grabbed Birdie and took a Chaos Emerald from the pendant he had been wearing. Eggman then called Gamma to destroy the intruders before fleeing himself. Sonic, Tails and Gamma were just about to finish off each other when Amy convinced them to stop. Sonic then told Tails to fly Amy away, which he did, just before the Egg Carrier lost altitude and exploded. Arriving in Station Square, Amy went to search for Birdie’s family, first in the Final Egg, and then the crash-landed Egg Carrier where they were attacked by Alpha, who had hurt Birdie. Enraged, Amy attacked and destroyed the menacing robot. Birdie eventually found and returned to his family, who had been trapped inside of E-102 Gamma and E-101 Beta. As the birds flew off and Amy prepared to leave the Egg Carrier, she decided that she would not give up, and that someday she would make Sonic respect her.

Later, Amy returned to Station Square, which had been destroyed by Perfect Chaos. After Perfect Chaos had absorbed the power of the seven Chaos Emeralds and thrown them away, Amy grabbed one of them and brought it to Sonic, while Tails, Knuckles, and Big the Cat brought the other six Emeralds. Together, they formed positive power through their caring for each other. Sonic tapped into this power and transformed into Super Sonic, and was able to defeat Perfect Chaos.

Sonic Shuffle

In Sonic Shuffle, Amy, Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, and Dr. Eggman were all summoned to Maginaryworld by Lumina Flowlight, who needed them to help repair the Precioustone. Each character had his or her own role to play, and with each other’s help, the Precioustone was repaired, Maginaryworld was saved, and the heroes were returned to Earth.

Sonic Adventure 2

Amy was an important supporting character in Sonic Adventure 2. Although not playable in the main story, she was playable in two-player mode. When Sonic was trapped on Prison Island, Amy somehow managed to arrive on Prison Island and accidentally stumbled upon Eggman, Shadow, and Rouge's plan to steal the Chaos Emeralds. She ended up cornered by Eggman as a consequence, but was saved at the last minute by Tails. With Tails' help, Amy managed to free Sonic—this is one of several times that Amy has saved Sonic, instead of the other way around. When she learned from Sonic that the reason why he was on Prison Island was because of the actions of a "fake hedgehog", she realized that he was referring to Shadow, and informed him of Shadow's allegiance to Eggman. She also briefly saw some writing on the wall of Sonic's cell, actually equations made by the former occupant of the cell, Professor Gerald Robotnik, to cause a catastrophic crash via the Space Colony ARK to destroy the planet as revenge for the death of Maria Robotnik, his granddaughter.

Because of the events of Sonic's escape, as well as her involvement in it, Amy was also targeted by G.U.N. to be arrested, even after Eggman's doomsday threat. She eventually was captured by Dr. Eggman on board the ARK. Eggman deduced that Sonic and Tails were carrying both a real and a fake emerald, and demanded the locations of the two while holding her at gunpoint. After luring them to the pinnacle area of the ARK and presumably killing Sonic via a rigged escape capsule, Amy broke down in tears, but was later relieved when learning that Sonic actually survived. She also managed to convince Shadow that Maria's true wish was for him to bring hope to humanity, not to seek revenge on them for her. Amy begged Shadow to help everyone, and he in turn ended up saving the world from the Biolizard, and later the Finalhazard.

Sonic Advance series

Sonic Advance

Amy was playable in Sonic Advance, but unlike the other playable characters, she could not curl when jumping and all of her attacks had to be triggered by pressing GameboyB.

Sonic Advance 2

She was an unlockable character in Sonic Advance 2, after collecting all of the Chaos Emeralds with all four of the other characters. In this game, she was able to perform the Spin Jump and Spin Dash. Amy is not seen in the Sound Test screen in this game because Cream The Rabbit replaced Amy as the fourth main character in the Sonic Advance series for this game.

Sonic Advance 3

In Sonic Advance 3, Amy is playable after the player clears Toy Kingdom Act 3 with Sonic as the leading character. She can still perform her Spin Attack and Spin Dash but only if she was partnered with Sonic. If Amy is the leader, the partner behaves as she does in Sonic Advance.

Sonic Heroes

In Sonic Heroes, Amy is the leader of Team Rose, and the team's speed type leader. She is accompanied by Cream the Rabbit and Big the Cat, who want to find Chocola (Cheese's brother) and Froggy, respectively. Amy, however, simply wants to find Sonic and express her love by defeating Eggman herself in order to impress him. She and her team eventually confront Neo Metal Sonic with Team Sonic, Team Dark and Team Chaotix, after he copied all of their data to gain the strength needed to defeat Sonic and conquering the world. They also find out that Metal Sonic is the one who has kidnapped Chocola and Froggy.

Sonic Battle

Amy appears in Sonic Battle as a playable character. In the story, Amy comes and asks Tails about Emerl, and Tails explains that Emerl is like Sonic's child. Amy takes this statement literally and thinks that Sonic is testing her to see if she could handle taking care of a real child. Amy then takes Emerl away and tells him to call her his "mother", thus making Emerl believe that Amy is his actual mother. Amy also chases after and fights Rouge when she steals Emerl for her own purposes.

Amy is often considered to be one of the stronger and more reliable characters in the game, since all of her attacks are fairly balanced and contains a good mixture of speed and power, making her the third fastest character in the game. Her healing ability can quickly raise her HP.

Shadow the Hedgehog

Amy appeared alongside Sonic and the rest of the cast in Shadow the Hedgehog to try to convince Shadow to join their cause. Amy needs Shadow's help to rescue Cream and Cheese from Eggman's Cryptic Castle. No matter which mission the player chooses, after the stage is completed, Amy will assist the player in the fight against the Egg Breaker. Oddly enough, however, she does not appear in the cutscenes before or after the battle.

She later appears in the game's final story, where she attempts to dissuade Shadow from letting Black Doom get the Chaos Emeralds. After Shadow fulfilled Gerald Robotnik's original plans prior to his going insane, Amy expressed hope that Shadow survived as he is Shadow when Rouge questioned whether he survived. She also bore witness to Knuckles chasing off Eggman.

Sonic Riders series

Sonic Riders

Amy is a playable character in Sonic Riders from the start. She is a speed type racer, her default Gear is the Pink Rose, and has stats equivalent to Sonic's and Jet's. She joins in the EX World Grand Prix along with Team Sonic because she wants to "keep her eye on Sonic", much to Sonic's disgrace. Wave walks by, who observes Sonic's Extreme Gear (and places a bomb on it; unknowingly to the heroes) and mocks at Tails, who claims the Gear as "a piece of junk" before leaving. Amy gets angry at Wave and challenges her to a race, being able to outperform her.

Eventually, Amy herself is knocked out of the tournament. She cheers Sonic on in hopes of winning the finals race by beating Jet. After Jet wins, Amy and the rest of the heroes discover Jet using a cube along with the 7 Chaos Emeralds to summon Babylon Garden as it rises out of the underground. Eggman snatches the Key and takes off to Babylon Garden, but not before Amy hitches a ride with the doctor on his Egg Mobile.

Eventually, the doctor held Amy out hostage when Sonic tried to stop him but by creating a series of windstorms on his new Gear, Amy was freed from Eggman's grasp. Despite of this rescue, Amy gets mad at Sonic for diving into Eggman and chases him with her Piko Piko Hammer around Tails and Knuckles.

Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity

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Amy on her Pink Rose

In Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity, she finds one of the Arks of the Cosmos and not knowing what it actually was, refuses to hand it over to Jet. After being chased by Storm, she throws it at his face and gets mad at him because he caused her to become lost. Amy forces him to lead her back to Sonic, but he ditches her when he finds a destroyed robot with another Ark of the Cosmos inside. She is then found by Sonic and tells him that Storm mentioned the Gigan Rocks, a place where they could find information about the Arks.

Sonic Free Riders

Amy teams up with Cream and Vector in Sonic Free Riders in order to win the second EX Grand Prix and so she can see Sonic. In the Team Rose story, they must beat three teams in order to win the World Grand Prix. In the end, Amy celebrates her victory and rushes to Sonic, telling him he should go on a date with her because she won, much to Sonic's disgrace.

Sonic the Hedgehog (2006)

Amy appears in Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) and serves as an ally in Silver the Hedgehog's storyline. In this game, she mistakes Silver as Sonic. Learning that Silver was also looking for Sonic, she tries to enlist his help, not realizing Silver's true intentions on killing Sonic. Upon finding Sonic, Silver battles him and loses, but manages to catch Sonic off-guard afterward, and is able to hit him with a powerful blow, thus gaining the upper hand. However, Amy stops him from delivering the final blow. Amy also saves the damsel-in-distress Princess Elise—as well as Sonic—at one point in the story. She eventually found out that Silver didn't kill Sonic and that it was all part of Mephiles' plan to kill Sonic himself.

Amy can be played during the final level, End of the World, where she helps to revive Sonic by collecting one of the Chaos Emeralds. In the end, Solaris has been destroyed by Super Sonic, Super Shadow and Super Silver. Due to Solaris being erased from existence, therefore causing the events of the game to never happen, it is unknown if Amy remembers the events of the game.

Sonic Rivals

Amy also appears in Sonic's storyline in Sonic Rivals. In this game, Amy has been turned into a card by Doctor Eggman Nega and Sonic sets off to save both her and Tails. She also makes cameo appearances on three collectible cards.

Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood

In Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood, Amy went with Sonic to save Knuckles—and later the world—from Imperator Ix. Early on in the story, Amy claims to Sonic that she has found a new boyfriend called Dexter and tries at many occasions to present him as a great boyfriend, but without going into much detail about him. Depending on the player's choices, Amy will reveal to Sonic that she just made him up in an attempt to make Sonic jealous.

It is revealed in this game that Amy has started a club for young girls to protect themselves from bullies. When the Voxai Overmind brainwashed her, she says "You never pay attention to me". Also, the player can engage in a romantic subplot between Sonic and Amy, which varies based on the player's conversation choices. She is the first unlockable character and the second playable character.

Sonic Unleashed

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Amy noticing Sonic's Werehog state.

Amy is one of the few Sonic characters to appear in Sonic Unleashed. She made her introduction, as she did in Sonic Adventure 2's Dark Story and Silver's story in Sonic the Hedgehog (2006), by hugging someone who looks like Sonic the Hedgehog. Although she hugged the right hedgehog this time, she didn't recognize Sonic due to him being in his Werehog form. She apologized, saying that she could have sworn it was him, and then ran off, causing Sonic to become depressed, as he is shown that he is not the same at all in his new form. Later, after Sonic saves her from some people possessed by Dark Gaia, he dashed away. However, it is implied that Sonic may not dislike her as much as he thinks.[4]

Amy later finds out about Sonic's new form, saying that although he's changed his look, he's still Sonic to her. She later helps out Professor Pickle, and in one cutscene, she talks about being interested in learning (Wii/PS2 version only). She follows Sonic, Tails, Chip and Professor Pickle to Shamar. Sonic can talk to her between levels, just like before. At one point, she asks Sonic out on a date, and he can either agree or turn her down. She later strikes hope into Professor Pickle by showing unwavering faith in Sonic during his final battle. After the fact, Amy throws Sonic a "welcome home" party, which isn't actually shown, only mentioned.

Sonic Colors (DS)

Amy appears in the DS version of Sonic Colors as a non-playable character. She is excited to see Sonic again and asks him to complete a mission for her entertainment. When Sonic finishes it, Amy comments that it was "dreamy" and asks Sonic to marry her, causing Sonic to ditch her and leave the problem to Tails. Later, Amy finds Sonic with Big, and asks him to complete one more mission for her. After Sonic is done, Amy decides to have a picnic with him. Amy then screams in joy, saying, "Eating together in an Aquarium! We are so gonna date!" Tails comments on this, explaining that they were in the middle of Eggman's base.

Sonic Generations

In the console/PC version of Sonic Generations, Amy attended and helped preparing Sonic's surprise birthday party. As the party started, however, the Time Eater suddenly appeared, and Amy was then sucked into one of the Time Eater's Time Holes and ended up in the White Space, where she was turned into a statue due to the Time Eater's effects.

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Amy after returning to normal.

Eventually, Amy was returned to normal by Classic Sonic (Sonic's past self) and Modern Sonic (Sonic's present self). When Classic and Modern Sonic confronted the Time Eater, which was revealed to be controlled by Modern Eggman and Classic Eggman, Amy arrived at the battle with the others and cheered on both Sonics, allowing them both to transform into Super Sonic. When the Sonics defeated the Time Eater, Amy and the others were sent back to the present, where Amy knocked Knuckles into a tree for deeming Sonic's performance "half-bad". Continuing the celebration from where it left off, Amy later waved goodbye to Classic Sonic and Classic Tails when they returned to their own time.

Sonic Lost World

In Sonic Lost World, Amy remained behind with Knuckles to look after some animals while Sonic and Tails went to free the other animals Dr. Eggman had captured. While waiting, Amy contacted Sonic, who reported they only rescued one capsule of animals, and she pleaded to him to save the others.

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Amy watching the life being sucked out of the world.

When the Deadly Six took control of Eggman's Extractor and began draining the Life Energy out of Earth, Amy contacted Sonic and Tails and reported about this phenomenon. Eventually, Amy herself became drained of her energy to the point where her death seemed imminent. Contacting Sonic, Amy told him it was too late for them, and urged him to save the world as their transmission got cut out. Fortunately, she and everyone else were saved when Sonic and Tails got the Extractor to return the stolen energy. With the world's restoration, Amy welcomed Sonic and Tails back when they arrived, before coming over to Sonic when he tried to take a nap.

Other Game Appearances

Sonic Rivals 2

Amy does not appear in the story of Sonic Rivals 2, but she is featured on two collectible cards.

Sonic Storybook series

Sonic and the Secret Rings

Amy is a playable character in the Party Mode of Sonic and the Secret Rings alongside Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, Shadow, Cream, Silver, and Blaze.

Sonic and the Black Knight

Amy appears in Sonic and the Black Knight, portrayed as Nimue, the Lady of the Lake. She gives Excalibur to King Arthur, which later proves to be a mistake. Sonic backs away when he firsts meets her because he thinks she is actually Amy. Nimue tells him that whoever holds the scabbard of Excalibur will become corrupted by its influence. She gives three tests to Sonic: First, he must free the innocent people from King Arthur's dungeon. Second, he must show compassion to those in need, and finally, he must defeat King Arthur's Knights of the Underworld.

Nimue places a three-day time limit for the tests to be completed. On the third day, she disguises herself as a young child and asks Sonic to rescue her "parents" and the people from her village. He completes the test, but runs out of time. She reveals herself after he tells her everyone's okay. She states that he has shown courage, strength and compassion. Nimue then explains to Sonic that Caliburn, along with the swords of Sir Gawain, Sir Lancelot, and Dame Percival combined can stop Excalibur's immortality-giving ability. Nimue also appears as the kingdom is falling into darkness and tells Sonic and the three knights to place their swords in four shrines to create a barrier around Camelot Castle. After the game, Sonic, who has been taken back to his world, explains his journey to Amy Rose, who then complains that he is lying and forgot about their date and proceeds to attack him with her hammer, as My Sweet Passion plays. This may be the same date that Sonic could have agreed to during Sonic Unleashed, which is an optional scene towards the end of the adventure.

Sega Superstars Tennis

Amy is a playable character in the game Sega Superstars Tennis.

Mario & Sonic Series

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games

Amy appears as a playable character in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games.[5] Like all the other female characters, Amy sports a different outfit than her normal dress. Her dress is similar to her normal one, but different around the shoulders, with the addition of black leggings underneath it and a different pair of shoes.

Amy has five missions in this game's DS and Wii versions and one special mission. In the DS version the missions are:

  • Throw for a distance between 70 and 85 M in Javelin throw
  • Earn GOOD ratings for the entire performance (10 times) in Trampoline
  • Come from behind to win in Fencing (Interim result is 8-9)
  • Get GREAT result from your jump in Long jump
  • Use items to three of your opponents ahead of you in dream long jump
  • Defeat Peach in dream boxing (clear all 5 missions to unlock this)

In the Wii version the missions are:

  • Do a perfect start and finish in 1st place in 100m freestyle
  • Go through 5 rings and fall to water first in dream platform
  • Do a perfect start dash in 100m and finish 1st
  • Win the game with special move as a last point in dream table tennis
  • Defeat Peach in fencing
  • Jump from all hurdles perfectly in 110m hurdles

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games

She also appears in the game Mario & Sonic at the Winter Olympic Games as an all-around type character. Her main rival is Princess Peach. Her signature move is Pink Typhoon for the Wii version and Rose Spin for the DS version. She wears a pink parka, black leggings, and pink boots.

Mario and Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games

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Amy's stats in Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games (Wii version only)

Amy also appeared in Mario and Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games as the third playable Sonic character. In her official artwork, she is shown to have a newly-designed swimsuit.

Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing Series

Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing

Amy appears in Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing, alongside Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, Shadow, Dr. Eggman and Big the Cat. Her model car is the Pink Cabriolet, an old-fashioned pink buggy with a spare tire cover etched with "AMY", and a plate on the front that says: "AMY-ROSE". Her All-Star Move is the Piko Piko Hammer; she pulls it out and madly swings it around to smash anyone unlucky enough to get in her way. Her All-Star Theme is "My Sweet Passion" from Sonic Adventure.

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed

Amy returns as a racer in Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed.

Appearances in Other Media

Comics

Sonic Adventures

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Amy from the cover of Sonic Adventures Vol. 1.

Sonic Adventures was a two-volume, French-made comic book published by Sirène, that was released in 1994. Amy appears in the first volume—"Sonic Adventures: Dans Les Griffes De Robotnik"—being kidnapped by Robotnik as bait to get Sonic. This version of Amy has the same design as in Sonic CD.

Sonic the Comic

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Amy's appearance in Sonic the Comic.

Amy has appeared in the UK publication Sonic the Comic, in which she was a level-headed and pragmatic member of the Freedom Fighters—when she wasn't claiming to be Sonic's girlfriend. She also became the leader of the team while Sonic was trapped in the Special Zone. She was close friends with Tekno the Canary, and she used a crossbow in battle—rather than the Piko Piko Hammer that eventually became her trademark in the games.

Archie Comics

Main article: Amy Rose (Archie)
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Amy's appearance in the Archie Comics.

In the Sonic the Hedgehog comics by Archie Comics, Amy is from the country of Mercia and has a cousin named Rob O' the Hedge. As in other continuities, she has a crush on Sonic.

In her earliest appearances, she attempted to become a member of the Freedom Fighters, but was rejected frequently because of her young age. She then made herself older by wishing on the Ring of Acorns, but was still denied by Sally since she still had the mind of a younger girl. Eventually, however, Amy did advance enough to be accepted as a Freedom Fighter, and became an important member of the team.

Sonic X (comics)

Amy Rose's role in the Sonic X comic is similar to hers in the Sonic X anime. In the comic book version, her relationship with Sonic is developed more closely, with Sonic even taking her on a date for Valentine's Day, although this was due to him having lost a bet with Knuckles. He seemed to enjoy himself, however, when Amy asked him if he would ever take her on a date again, Sonic answered "Er... Maybe?"

Television Series

Sonic X

Main article: Amy Rose (Sonic X)
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Amy in Sonic X anime.

Amy is one of the main characters in Sonic X, an anime series which is the most recent of the Sonic the Hedgehog TV shows. This is her first appearance in a Sonic TV series, as she did not appear in any of the other three American-produced series.

In Sonic X, Amy is Sonic's self-proclaimed girlfriend. Much the same as in the game series, her long-term goal is to get him to notice, love and respect her. She gets mad at Sonic's impatience and aloof attitude, which occasionally are so bad that she is driven to violence. However, she really does care about him and doesn't want him to get hurt. Likewise, Sonic seems closer and more comfortable with Amy in the anime, even going so far as to bring her a white rose and say he loves for her in one episode. Amy also has romantic daydreams about her and Sonic. Overall, her personality is more temperamental, bossy, annoying and stubborn than in the games; she may threaten or even harm her friends for things they had nothing to do with, but she still has the same kind heart that she possesses in the games.

Sonic Boom

Main article: Amy Rose (Sonic Boom)
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Amy as she appears in Sonic Boom.

Amy will appear as one of the main characters in the new upcoming CGI animated TV series Sonic Boom, which will air in Fall 2014.

Personality

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Amy's profile in Sonic Generations.
Amy in the main series is presented as being somewhat kind and girly. In Sonic CD, she was referred to as an "optimistic tomboy" who loves fortunes and uses tarot cards. Because of her tomboyish nature, she became a playable character as a fighter in Sonic the Fighters. However, after Sonic Adventure, Amy had grown a more feminine personality, such as an interest in shopping and fashion, but that didn't remove her tomboyish nature. However, in the later games, she has the personality of a girly-girl more so than a tomboy unlike the earlier games. In the more recent games, Amy has become a bit more obsessive and far more aggressive, much to Sonic's dismay. She often shows her anger by pulling out her Piko Piko Hammer out of Hammerspace, sometimes threatening Sonic with it.

In Sonic Battle, her attraction towards "Boxercise" plays to both elements of her ever-changing personality: the exercise helping her lose weight to maintain her girlish figure, and the boxing to help her train when she's forced to fight. In Sonic Battle, she had shown a very powerful and aggressive attitude, willing to fight whenever necessary.

Despite her aggressive tendencies, Amy has a good heart, never gives up, and is one of the most optimistic and cheerful characters. Amy is always full of hope and is always cheering on for the good side of things. She almost never seems to find anything hopeless, as shown in Sonic Adventure, where she was determined to help the Flicky who had lost his family.

In Sonic Adventure 2, Amy felt strongly that there was a chance for the world to be saved and that people were basically good (as she told Shadow). Amy is often likable person she has rarely met anyone who she did not befriend (including Shadow and Blaze). Amy is a cheerful and caring individual, with a positive outlook on life, and an over sweeping infatuation for Sonic.

Since 2010, after the release of Sonic Free Riders, Amy seems to be more bossy and infatuated with Sonic than before. This is most likely due to the more light and humorous nature of recent Sonic games. Amy's personality has added more a humorous factor in games like Sonic Colors, Sonic Free Riders, and Sonic Generations with her obsession for Sonic, which causes her to say silly and embarrassing things.

Powers and Abilities

Physical Abilities

In terms of physical attributes, Amy is not exactly gifted with physical abilities on a superhuman level, such as other characters in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. Despite this, however, Amy does possess above average physical capabilities, making her a powerful character in her own right.

While not strictly superhuman, Amy does possess a high degree of physical strength. She is able to wield her Piko Piko Hammer, which appears to weigh quite a bit, with little effort, and can swing her Piko Piko Hammer around with enough force to smash clean through metal and send enemies sky rocketing. She even has enough strength to swing her Piko Piko Hammer around so fast that she can ascend into the air like a helicopter rotor or generate shock waves and whirlwinds by either swinging it or hammering into the ground. She can as well provide enough force with her Piko Piko Hammer to send herself into the air by hammering it into the ground. On top of that, in Sonic Generations, when Amy accidentally hits Knuckles, she strikes him with enough force to send him flying into a nearby tree without even noticing.

Like most characters in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, Amy has developed the ability to run at super speeds, which stem from her practice chasing after Sonic and possibly her innate hedgehog abilities. Though her exact top speed while running is unclear, she can run fast enough to keep Sonic, who is the fastest character in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, on a constant lookout for her while evading her, suggesting that Amy possesses a remarkably high level of running speed.

Amy has as well good acrobatic skills and agility, being able to handle and swing her large Piko Piko Hammer gracefully and without disturbing her path when airborne, perform various forms of movements and tricks when launched into midair, and grind on rails with ease.

Combat Skills

Though kind and optimistic, Amy is a tough and powerful fighter. Combined with her aggressive approach when provoked, Amy can be a fierce opponent in a confrontation. Though she has not received much training in martial arts, reminiscing more of exercises, Amy knows how to defend herself against, and can go up against powerful robots and even highly trained combatants such as the Nocturnus Clan soldiers.

Fighting Style

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Amy attacks using her Piko Piko Hammer.
Amy's fighting style is heavily based on the usage of her Piko Piko Hammer. In battle, Amy uses her Piko Piko Hammer's size and durability to her advantage, either swinging her hammer into the opponent and knocking the opponent a great distance away through midair, or bringing the entirety of her hammer's weight down on the opponent in a downward swing, crushing her opponents with devastating force. When launching more offensive or effective moves, Amy will swirl around with her Piko Piko Hammer, turning herself into a spinning top that mows down everything she comes into contact with or even stir up whirlwinds and shock waves to send opponents flying, though such maneuvers can leave her dizzy.

Despite preferring to use her Piko Piko Hammer when fighting enemies, Amy can as well fight opponents hand-to-hand in direct combat, though she rarely resorts to this method. As seen in Sonic Battle, when fighting opponents close up, Amy will resort to kickboxing moves, using fast jabs and uppercuts to hit her opponents.

Techniques and Moves

Amy has one of the widest ranges of moves and techniques in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, ranging from techniques involving her Piko Piko Hammer, to the basic Spin Attack maneuvers, to even mimicries of other characters' moves.

Most of Amy's offensive techniques revolves around the variants of her primary offensive technique, the Hammer Attack, a downward swing with her Piko Piko Hammer on opponents. These variants serve to compensate for Amy's lack of superior physical skills and moves. Her Jump Attack lets her swing her Piko Piko Hammer in midair to attack enemies while airborne with increased attack range, and her Spin Hammer Attack and Hammer Whirl lets her spin around with her Piko Piko Hammer to attack with increased attack range. For better movements, Amy can use her Hammer Jump and Mid-Air Hammer Jump techniques to let her somersault higher into the air by setting off with her Piko Piko Hammer from where she is positioned, and with her Propeller Hammer she can float through the air like a helicopter for a short while.

Some of Amy's more special moves include her Tornado Hammer where she throws a whirlwind at opponents to blow them off the ground, and the Rose Typhoon where she creates a dome-like shock wave by hammering into the ground. While she sometimes lacks it, Amy can also perform the various forms of the Spin Attack, which is a variation on the tendency for hedgehogs to roll into tight balls for protection. The Homing Attack allows Amy to jump and home in on an enemy to get over large gaps she cannot normally reach, the Spin Jump lets her curl into a ball to attack opponent by landing on them, and the Spin Dash lets her shoot herself forward as an acceleration roll at high speeds to break barriers or mow down enemies.

Miscellaneous Skills

Amy has on several occasions proved to possess excellent tracking and searching skills, especially when she is looking for Sonic. As demonstrated during her searches for Sonic, Amy is able to, through a mix of dowsing and just plain searching, locate the general area of the person that she is looking for, no matter where in the world it is. In fact, at least in Sonic's case, Amy is able to "feel" that the person she is looking has been in a certain location. Amy's tracking skills are further enforced in Sonic Rush, where Cream told Blaze that Amy was sure to find Sonic for them.

Amy has as well displayed some skills in the mystical field, primarily in reading tarot cards. Using her tarot cards, Amy is able to predict the future and give herself knowledge of future events, such as successfully predicting where Sonic would be in Sonic the Hedgehog CD and Sonic Battle, and even curse others.

In Sonic the Fighters, Amy demonstrated the ability to harness Chaos Energy from the Chaos Emeralds, allowing her to enter the Hyper Mode.

Though not necessarily a special skill or ability, Amy's positive outlook and attitude gives her the ability to convince even the most cold-hearted and cruel people into giving up on their evil ways through genuinely heart-spoken speeches, as seen in the cases of Shadow the Hedgehog and E-102 Gamma.

In the Sonic Riders series, Amy has steadily proven herself as a very talented Extreme Gear rider. Though she did not make it to the finals during the first EX World Grand Prix in Sonic Riders, she had at the time of the Grand Prix in Sonic Free Riders become so skilled at riding Extreme Gear that she was able compete against even the world's best Extreme Gear riders. While riding on an Extreme Gear, Amy is skillful enough to ride on rails, focus on opponents while remaining in control of her Extreme Gear, and as well pulls off highly advanced tricks and techniques on her Extreme Gear while in midair.

Weapons

Piko Piko Hammer

Main article: Piko Piko Hammer

Amy's trademark weapon is the Piko Piko Hammer, a large and durable hammer that she is able to call out from nowhere at will, and is Amy's preferred means of offense. Though simple in function, Amy can wield the Piko Piko Hammer with incredible proficiency. While mostly used in melee combat in various ways, Amy can use it in several other ways, such as executing better movement, perform long-ranged attacks, or even have it mimic the variants of the Spin Attack. Even powerful figures such as Sonic and Knuckles get worried and even afraid when Amy pulls out her Piko Piko Hammer, hinting the danger that this weapon poses when in her hands.

Relationships

Sonic the Hedgehog

Amy Rose believes that being together with Sonic the Hedgehog is her destiny as foretold by her initial tarot card reading, and has indeed fallen madly in love with the blue hero since her fateful rescue in Sonic the Hedgehog CD. While Sonic appears annoyed by her affections, her infatuation was renewed upon meeting him once again in Sonic Adventure, where she resolved to become more independent to win over Sonic's heart by the end of her tale. Even though he seems nervous and occasionally overwhelmed by her advances, Sonic at least considers Amy a good friend and worthy comrade, and is always there to help her out should the need arise. Sonic's emotional neglect for the most part does not seem to hurt or deter Amy; rather, she continues to treat him as if he is hiding his feelings behind a façade, which has occasionally been implied to be the case (such as in the Sonic Heroes manual). As of Sonic Heroes, Amy's Sonic-chasing tendencies were particularly aggressive and hyperactively over the top for a while, which put off Sonic and only caused him to run away. Having developed a more mellow approach in recent years, the relationship between the two has become less defined and may even be interpreted as a serious on-off interest, although she is still identified as Sonic's "self-proclaimed" girlfriend and they do not currently make an official couple.

In Sonic Battle, Amy obsesses with "Boxercise" as part of her arduous physical training to impress Sonic with her adamant dedication, which mildly works but also worries him. In Amy's story, she asks Tails about Emerl, and Tails explains that Emerl is like a child to Sonic. Amy takes this literally and thinks that Sonic wants her to be Emerl's mother. Amy then takes Emerl away and tells him to call her his mother, thus making Emerl believe that Amy is actually his mother figure. During her story she tries hard to protect Emerl after losing him to Rouge. At the end of her story, Amy tries to get Sonic to propose to her, but he promptly shivers at the thought and bails.

In Sonic Riders, Amy enters the EX World Grand Prix so she can be beside Sonic, though she becomes mad when Sonic accidentally launches her into a tornado when he had to save her from Dr. Eggman and forgot about her. After getting caught in the tornado, she chases Sonic with her Piko Piko Hammer as payback for forgetting about her.

In Sonic the Hedgehog (2006), Amy's time is spent mostly trying to find Sonic. She teams up with Silver in order to find him, though when she finds out that he is trying to kill him, she ditches him, saying that she'd choose Sonic over the entire world. In Sonic's story, one of the mandatory Town Missions is the Test of Love, which has the player (as Sonic) choose whether his feelings truly lie with Amy or Princess Elise. Sonic must choose one of these girls to progress, although it is never mentioned again and neither character knows of or reacts to this choice. Later on during the Last Story, nearly every important character gets sent to a time-space rift. They all see that Sonic is dead, and Amy reacts to this by kneeling down and crying into her hands. Oddly enough, when Elise performs the infamous kiss when she revives him as Super Sonic with the Chaos Emeralds, Amy doesn't appear to think twice about it.

In Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood, Amy insecurely claims she finally made a legitimate boyfriend named Dexter during Sonic's long two-year absence, but unusually does not appear to have any wild schemes to get Sonic to accept her. Through dialog trees, the player can decide the extent of Sonic's interaction with her, as well as whether his exchanges are positive, negative or neutral in nature. If he treats Amy with high regard and respect, an additional scene may occur on the Kron Colony near the end of the game where she pulls Sonic aside for a moment, wondering why he has been so nice to her after such an empty gap of time has passed. There are multiple choice outcomes to this scene, from Sonic making it clear once and for all that he cannot be romantically invested in her to him actually admitting that he does return her feelings in some way but promising they can figure out what this means after they get home. If this breakthrough occurs, Amy will reveal that Dexter is fake to her potential boyfriend.

In Sonic Unleashed, Sonic seemed depressed when Amy didn't recognize him as a Werehog, understanding that he isn't the same at all in his Werehog form when Chip pointed it out. When she finds out the Werehog was Sonic, she wanted to know all about how it happened, and had even mentioned that, though Sonic looks better in the day time, she doesn't care about that. Near the end of the game, she asks Sonic out on a date when she is spoken to, and the player can choose whether Sonic accepts or declines it. If rejected, she will think she earned the opportunity and get a little upset at Sonic's decision, but otherwise she will tell Sonic to hurry up and stop Eggman while she excitedly plans it.

In Sonic and the Black Knight's ending, Sonic is shown explaining to Amy all about his adventure in the Arthurian Legend. Amy does not believe him and accuses, "That's the lamest excuse ever! You just forgot about our date!" Acknowledging his missed date, Sonic calmly tries to reason with her by swearing that his story is completely factual, but Amy doesn't listen and apparently pulls out her hammer.

In the DS version of Sonic Colors, Amy tries to have a romantic picnic with Sonic at first; however, Sonic is too busy and does not want to make the picnic look like a date. Later on, with Big and Tails around, he does agree since he is hungry and it doesn't look like a date. Amy also gives Sonic a mission, because he looks "dreamy" when he performs his tricks in stages.

In Sonic Generations, Amy is excited to attend Sonic's birthday. However Sonic keeps Amy away from getting too close to him (such as hugging him) by placing his hand over her face. If Classic Sonic rescues Amy, she mistakes him for the present form of Sonic and questions how he looks so young, whereas if the present Sonic saves Amy, she tells Sonic that she was afraid that she would never be able to flirt with him again, leaving Sonic wordlessly exasperated. If Sonic gets an S rank in Chemical Plant, Amy will compliment that Sonic "knows how to get the girls", and when attaining a Red Star Ring, Amy says that she mistook the ring for an actual ring, meaning that she thought Sonic was giving her a ring as a gift or for another reason.

In Sonic Lost World, Amy's personality was further matured compared to previous appearances, showing a more nurturing and understanding side. She first appears with a group of animals, comforting them with Knuckles. She then calls Sonic to check on how he is doing with rescuing Flickies. The third time she communicates with Sonic, she solemnly tells him that it was too late for her and Knuckles and the planet's energy is leaving them, and she tries to tell Sonic that she loves him before the signal dies, much to Sonic's shock. In the end, they are revealed to be okay, and Sonic pleasantly joins her for a relaxing nap in the open meadow.

A running gag involves Amy making her entrance in a game by running into another hedgehog from the left of the screen and hugging them from behind, mistaking them for Sonic despite looking nothing alike up close.

Cream the Rabbit

Since Sonic Heroes, Cream and Amy share a sister-like relationship, comparable to Sonic and Tails' brother-like friendship. This fact is strengthened by Sonic Advance 3, as when they are paired together, they are given the title "Team Jubilee" and serve as a female counterpart to Sonic and Tails' "Unbreakable Bond." The two are portrayed as best friends and also seem to frequent together almost completely throughout Sonic Battle, except when Emerl drags one of them away. Amy is also seen searching for Cream during the level Cryptic Castle in Shadow the Hedgehog, which further suggests how much she cares for her. Another suggestion is in Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood. when you go to recruit Cream she says "You poor thing! What are you doing out here?".

In Sonic Rush, it is implied that Amy occasionally gets angry with Cream, angry enough to chase her with her hammer as Cream shouted "Not again!" after she said that Amy was "shortsighted" in the regard of her love of Sonic when Cream introduced Blaze to Amy.

The two team up twice in Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood for the moves Spin Cycle, the equivalent of Sonic and Tails' Blue Bomber move in which Cream lifts Amy up and sends her spinning into one enemy, as well damaging adjacent ones. Team Rose band together to perform Flower Power, their most potent attack in this game which involves Amy bouncing off Big with a boost from Cream and landing on a foe hammer-first.

In recent games such as Sonic Unleashed, Sonic Colors and Sonic Generations, Amy seems to be distancing herself from Cream. She is often seen around other characters, such as Blaze, but she still remains close to Amy in Sonic Free Riders, but not quite as a sidekick.

Big the Cat

Big the Cat acts as an older brother figure to Amy and is most likely her other best friend. They form Team Rose and fight together in Sonic Heroes. In Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood after meeting Big in the Mystic Ruins, Big states that he "heard his good friend Amy Rose" so he rushed over to see if it was really her. When Big sees Amy he becomes ecstatic and actually makes an attempt to hug her (in which Amy refuses due to the fact that he smelled from the gases in the ruins). Also, if you agree to let Big join your party he, again, becomes happy that he gets to be around Amy.

Miles "Tails" Prower

Tails and Amy rarely interact with each other. In games like Sonic Battle and Sonic Free Riders, Tails tries helping Sonic get away from Amy.

In Sonic Battle, he mistakenly tells Amy that Sonic is treating Emerl like a son which lead her to believe that Sonic wants her to be Emerl's mother.

In Sonic Riders, Amy is defensive of Tails when Wave makes fun of him.

Knuckles the Echidna

Amy has only been seen interacting with Knuckles the Echidna on rare occasions.

In Sonic Heroes when playing as Team Sonic; at the beginning of the fight against Team Rose, Knuckles will taunt Sonic about Amy saying, "Have you been messing with that girl's heart again Sonic?"

In Sonic Rush, Amy stops Knuckles from starting a fight with Blaze.

In Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity, Amy budges in Knuckles' sentence in the end, annoying the echidna. However Knuckles is also seen protecting Amy and pulls her away out of danger in the MeteorTech Premises.

In Sonic Generations, Amy accidentally hurts Knuckles with a great force (which causes him to crash into a tree) after he said that Sonic "wasn't half bad", whereas she thought he was "all great". However, Amy does not notice how hard she hit Knuckles because she was busy swooning at Sonic.

In Sonic Lost World, they work separately from Sonic and Tails in saving the animals from Dr. Eggman.

Shadow the Hedgehog

In Sonic Adventure 2, they interact twice. Amy first meets Shadow when she mistakes him for Sonic and hugs him from behind. When Amy senses the lack of a reaction, she releases him, causing him to glance back at her. Amy demands his name when she realizes that he is not Sonic, but he continues to watch her quietly. After Amy notices Dr. Eggman, she also realizes the mistake she's made, and runs off screaming. During this, Shadow takes a step after her, but Dr. Eggman stops him.

Later in the game aboard the ARK, Amy meets Shadow again and this time does her part in helping by begging Shadow to save the world. At first, Shadow simply replies, strangely in a non-threatening way, that it is pointless, but then Amy points out that despite people sometimes being selfish, they were still inwardly good and that saving them was right. Shadow suddenly has a flashback of Maria begging Shadow to make people happy. Shadow then comes to his senses he goes off to fight the Biolizard, telling Amy that he has to keep his promise to Maria and her.

Amy was also the only one to see Shadow's tear after he remembered Maria Robotnik's promise, making her the only person to see him cry in Sonic Adventure 2. Amy and Maria have the same insight towards humanity, thus this might be one of the reasons Shadow is nice to her, since it's unknown whether or not Shadow remembers Amy's deed in ARK.

During Sonic Battle, Amy is angered by Rouge, who wasn't answering her question as to why Shadow is in her house.

During Shadow the Hedgehog, Shadow can choose to assist Amy Rose in helping find Cream and have her fight alongside the player in the boss battle. Regardless, at the end of stage, Shadow benevolently advises, "If you wanna stay clear of trouble, then stay away from that Doctor." In the final ending, Amy shows an amount of faith and admiration for Shadow, regardless of anything bad that may have happened.

Vector the Crocodile

Amy and Vector encountered each other in Sonic Heroes. When the Chaotix saw Team Rose, Vector wanted to ask Amy a question, however her rude response caused the teams to fight.

The next time the two were seen together was in Sonic Free Riders. Vector joined Amy's team along with Cream to win the prize money Eggman advertised about his Grand Prix. Vector and Amy do not seem to get along. At first, Amy blames Vector for not getting them registered for the race even when he claimed that it was not his fault as she invited him to her team 30 minutes ago. Also, when Amy pretends that she wasn't expecting her and Sonic in the Grand Prix (because she wanted to prove that "lovers" are drawn together), Vector disapproves her by calling her a "terrible actress". Amy also appears to yell at Vector and boss him around, something she does not do to Cream throughout the game, even though Cream is also a member of the team.

Friends/Allies

Rivals

Enemies

Reception

A Games Radar article called Amy's introduction "the only bitter taste" in Sonic CD, but added that she's "just a pink hedgehog here and not a whiny, annoying brat like in Sonic Adventure." [6] In an IGN article entitled "Smash It Up", Lucas M Thomas stated that "one of the coolest things about Amy Rose's character is her enormous, walloping hammer" that is often used for comedy in the series. [7]

Amy is overall very well received by fans, and is considered to be one of the series "Top 10" characters, as evidenced by popularity polls. She has tied with Knuckles for fourth place being the most popular female over all.[citation needed] Amy is so far three of the only females to have a figure made by Jazwares, with the other figures being Wave the Swallow and Blaze the Cat.

Theme Songs

Quotes

  • "It's my turn now!"- When choosing Amy in Sonic Adventure.
  • "Let go of me, you hunk of junk! I MEAN IT!" - When being taken away to the Egg Carrier by ZERO in Sonic Adventure.
  • "Have no fear! Amy Rose is here!" - When Amy rescues Sonic from Prison Island in Sonic Adventure 2.
  • "If I tell you, will you marry me?" - Amy after Sonic asks where Shadow is in Sonic Adventure 2.
  • "I hate it when they leave me behind!" - When Sonic and Tails leave Amy on the Space Colony ARK before Eggman kidnaps her in Sonic Adventure 2.
  • "If it's about a date, it'll have to wait." - Amy after Team Rose confronts Team Chaotix in Sonic Heroes.
  • "We're, like, awesome!" - Amy after getting an A Rank in Sonic Heroes.
  • "Sonic! This time there's no way outta marrying me!" - Amy to Sonic in the Team Rose boss battle in Sonic Heroes.
  • "Listen, Emerl! I'm your mommy!" - Amy talking to Emerl in Sonic Battle.
  • "Watch out! I'm Sonic's girlfriend!" - Amy warning Blaze in Sonic Rush.
  • "Oh Shadow, I'm so glad you're here! Cream went into that castle and she hasn't come back out! Will go in there with me and look for her?" - Amy asking Shadow a favor to find Cream in Shadow the Hedgehog.
  • "Hey look it's Eggman's robots, well if they're fighting off the aliens they can't be all bad" - Amy talking about Eggman's robots doing a good thing in Shadow the Hedgehog.
  • "Just leave the robots alone!" - Amy if Shadow hurts one of Eggman's robots since they are being good in Shadow the Hedgehog.
  • "I feel bad for those poor things." - Amy explaining she feels bad for Eggman's robots, in Shadow the Hedgehog.
  • "If I had to choose between the world and Sonic, I would choose Sonic!" - Amy after Silver beats Sonic in Sonic the Hedgehog 2006.
  • "Now I've got you Sonic! It's about time I finally caught you again. Hey! You're not Sonic! Um...I'm sorry!'" - Amy after mistaking Silver for Sonic in Sonic the Hedgehog (2006).
  • "Sonic, I'm going to save you." - Amy starting White Acropolis in End of the World in Sonic The Hedgehog (2006).
  • "That's right, I'm the best!" - When Amy wins in the Olympic games series.
  • "Not gonna hold back!" - Amy at the start of a race in Sonic Riders & Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity.
  • "Get ready!... 'Cause here I go!" - Amy using Gravity Dive in Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity.
  • "Thanks to you, I got separated from Sonic, you big jerk! So you're going to find the way out. Am I clear?!" - Amy after Storm forces Amy to be separated from her beloved Sonic in the Tempest Waterway in Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity.
  • "Fated lovers are always drawn together, silly!" - Amy giving Sonic an answer of what she's doing at the Botanical Kingdom in the third cut-scene in the Heroes Story in Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity.
  • "Hey, out of the way, buddy! I'll lose sight of Sonic!" - Amy after Storm confronts her in a Babylon Story cut-scene in MeteoTech Sparkworks in Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity.
  • "You're crazy if you think you can get away from Amy Rose and.... Who are you?" - Amy when she hugged Sonic the Werehog in Sonic Unleashed.
  • "Just now... was that... Sonic?" - Amy when Sonic the Werehog rescued her from Dark Gaia's forces.
  • "I'll destroy all of you!" - When she unleashes her All-Star move in Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing.
  • "Sheesh, Sonic! Would it have killed you to go easy out there?!" - Amy scolding Sonic for not going easy on her in Sonic Free Riders.
  • "Thank you, Sonic... Wow, you look younger every day. What's your secret?" - Amy after Classic Sonic rescues her at Chemical Plant in Sonic Generations.
  • "You saved me, Sonic! I was afraid I'd never be able to flirt with you again!" - Amy after Modern Sonic rescues her at Chemical Plant in Sonic Generations.
  • "I'll help you jump higher with my Piko Piko Hammer!" - Amy before her mission in Chemical Plant Act 2 in Sonic Generations. (First time Amy has ever called her hammer by its full name).
  • "You can do it, Sonic!" - Amy cheering on the Sonics in Sonic Generations.
  • "Half bad? Are you kidding me? He was all great!" - Amy in the last cutscene of Sonic Generations.
  • "Come on! Give a girl a break!" - Amy when losing a mission in Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed.

Trivia

  • In the Sega CD release of Sonic CD in America, Amy was referred to as "Princess Sally" in the game manual, possibly to connect her to the Sonic animated television series released that same year. However, the Sally that showed up in the cartoons was not Amy. Subsequent re-releases of Sonic CD jettison any references to Amy being named Sally. Interestingly, she was clearly stated as "Amy" in the earlier European manual for Sonic CD.
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The original designs for Sonic Riders.
  • Amy's concept outfit for Sonic Riders appears to give her pink fingers, although her gloves may have been fur-colored rather than fingerless.
  • Amy has always called her Piko Piko Hammer just "my hammer", but in her co-op mission in Sonic Generations, she calls it "my Piko Piko Hammer", this being the first time she has called it by its full name, as well as the first time it has ever been called its full name correctly. (In Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing the Announcer calls it "The Piko Hammer".)
  • Amy's bio in the Codex of Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood calls her Amy Rose the Hedgehog.
  • Also in Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood, Amy has three lashes instead of two on some sprites during cutscenes.
  • Amy was the first female character introduced in the game series as well as the only female hedgehog of the series.
  • In Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood, Amy is the strongest character in terms of Smash ability, being the only character who can reach Level 3. (Knuckles and E-123 Omega can only reach Level 2 Smash ability.)
  • Amy apparently has the power to turn invisible, although the only game she has actively used this power in was Sonic the Hedgehog (2006). After that game's timeline was erased, she didn't turn invisible again until Sonic and the Black Knight, as Nimue.
  • Amy Rose is the only member of Team Rose that is affected by the brainwashing of the Overmind Voxai in Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood.
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Amy in Sonic the Fighters with her Piko Piko Hammer
  • In Sonic R, Amy is one of two characters who races in a vehicle rather than on foot. The other is Doctor Robotnik.
  • In Sonic the Fighters, Amy's Piko Piko Hammer looks different from the one that is shown in the more recent games, probably due to the fact that it was the hammer's first appearance (not counting Tails' use of a similar hammer in Tails Adventure).
  • If Sonic the Fighters is to be believed, Amy Rose did not wear panties in the classic era - harmless pink fur covers her body underneath her skirt. This was not changed in the HD release.
  • In Sonic Riders, Amy sports a different, racing outfit throughout the game, but in Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity, Amy wears her usual dress in the story cutscenes and in the story level where she races Storm. However, in the Single and Multiplayer modes, she wears the same outfit that she wore in Sonic Riders.
  • Amy is the only playable character in Sonic '06 to not travel to the future nor the past at any time during the game.
  • Amy is one of the few characters in Sonic Unleashed who is not affected by the negative effects of Dark Gaia spreading over the planet.
  • Amy is the only character that appeared in Sonic Rivals that did not appear in Sonic Rivals 2.
  • In the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of Sonic Unleashed , Sonic makes a reference to Amy after defeating the Dark Guardian in Shamar, when he says, "I know little girls who are better with a hammer than you! Well, one anyway.".
  • Ironically, in Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood, despite being the speed leader of Team Rose, Amy's attack is slower than other speed leaders like Sonic and Shadow. She is also the strongest attacker of her team, despite Big being the power leader.
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Amy in the French guide of Sonic & Knuckles
  • Amy's hair has grown slightly longer in recent games. The back side of her hair was noticeably shorter than the hair at the side of her face in Sonic Adventure but that part of the hair has been longer since Sonic Unleashed.
  • In the DS version of Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing, Amy's character and vehicle selection picture shows her car with ears and head mirrors. However, while racing as her, they aren't shown.
  • Strangely, Amy appears in the French guide for Sonic & Knuckles, even though she makes no appearance whatsoever in the game. In that guide, it was said that Amy had been kidnapped by Knuckles.
  • Shadow's Inhibitor rings look similar to Amy's ring-cuffed gloves.
  • Although she does not have her own video game like many of the other main characters, Amy does have her own mobile game called Amy's American Page One for Sonic Cafe.
  • Amy is the only hedgehog not to have a super form.
    • She is also the only hedgehog whose name does not begin with an "S".
    • She is also the only hedgehog who is not shown to be able to use Chaos Control.
  • All of the cars Amy has driven in racing games have been old-fashioned convertibles, similar to how Sonic has driven sports cars and how Knuckles drives off-roaders.
  • Amy's last name, Rose, can be considered a play on words. A rose is a flower that is connected with love, which can be related to her crush on Sonic. It is also a play on her color, because in French, rose translates to pink, her fur color. Her first name, Amy, could also be derived from the japanese word ame, meaning candy, related to Amy's cute personality, but also rain, which can be related to her quick changing temper and power when she's angry. It is also be derived from the French name Aimée which means beloved which also fits with her connection to love.
  • In the Mario & Sonic series, Amy is the only playable female character who is not a princess.
  • Like Blaze, Amy is a speed type character in the normal series, but in the Mario & Sonic series and in SEGA Superstars Tennis, she is an All-Around type instead.
  • Amy Rose was the alias of Lisa Ortiz which was credited in her voice role of March and Salsa from the game Eternal Sonata.
  • With the release of "Episode Metal", Amy is the only major character from the Classic games who is still around and who has yet to get her own game.
  • Amy Rose is one of four characters to appear in every Sonic the Hedgehog series racing game to date.
  • Although in Sonic Advance Amy cannot typically Spin Dash or Spin Jump, when Amy is forced into a ball, Amy lacks the standard spin animation and an unusual, high pitched noise can be heard.
  • Amy Rose was one of Lisa Ortiz's favorite roles to do voice work for.
  • Amy and Sonic are the two hedgehogs without fur on their arms, while Shadow and Silver  have fur on theirs.
  • Amy appears to be slow in her Twinkle Circuit cart in Sonic Adventure, likely because her speed wasn't established until later. She also didn't weigh a lot, as seen by how high her car floats over the track compared to the others.
  • Amy is the only game character confirmed to use magic outside of the Storybook series.
  • In 初音ミク -Project DIVA- 2nd, another SEGA video game, Amy's iconic Piko Piko Hammer is an unlockable item for Kagamine Rin, where it is Rin's favorite item.
  • Amy is one of the few speed types not to enhance her natural speed in any way.
  • Amy is one of only two characters to appear on the tab for selecting Sonic World for Dream Figure Skating in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games, the other being Sonic.
  • Amy being Sonic's "Self Proclaimed" Girlfriend is actually a mythology gag to her original version in which she was the Girlfriend of Nicky who unknown to him was actually Sonic the Hedgehog.

Gallery

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Amy Rose.



References

  1. Her story recap in Sonic Adventure 2.
  2. Sega.jp, Amy's profile at Sonic Channel. URL accessed on April 6, 2006.
  3. Sonic Team. Japanese Sonic character popularity poll. Sega of Japan. Retrieved on 2006-07-14.
  4. Sonic Heroes manual
  5. ftp://segapr.segaamerica.com/SEGA_E32007/Mario%20&%20Sonic%20at%20the%20Olympic%20Games/Fact%20sheet/
  6. Justin Towell. Sonic's 2D Classics Re-reviewed. Games Radar. Retrieved on 2009-04-03.
  7. IGN smash: It would be quite helpful if a URL to this article were to be supplied.

External links

  • Amy Rose Concept: "Mobius" (Real Character Profile)
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