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Babylon Garden is a location that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics. It was home to the ancient Babylonians the ancestors of the Babylon Rogues.

History

Past

The Babylon Garden was an ancient space ship that brought the ancient Babylonians to Mobius after it crashed landed over a millennium ago. They discovered that the warp-drive that allowed the ship to travel easily in space had malfunctioned, and using it in this state would create a black hole, destroying the planet in its wake. The Garden's systems, detecting the malfunction, would automatically attempt to travel back to its point of origin for repairs. Not wishing to cause this destruction, the Babylonians removed the ignition matrix's components to prevent the system's reactivation.[1] The Gravity Ring ended up being past down to the Battle Kukkus and the Key was hidden under the Gigan Mountains, protected by Angelus.[2][3]

The ancient Babylonians then abandoned the garden and colonized Mobius, with the location of their ship lost to time. Stories of the Babylon Garden persisted regardless, but even before the Battle Kukkus rose to power, few know anything for certain. Some believe the garden to be a vast storehouse of treasure or knowledge. Others thought it was a city or fortress. While it's true nature remained a mystery to them, the Kukkus and their Battle Bird Armada became fixated on locating it. This was all in order to use the awesome power it supposedly contained to achieve their long sought "destiny" of conquering Mobius and everyone living under its skies.[1][2]

Rediscovery

In 3237, the rogue A.I. A.D.A.M. created a city of Nanites over the long-buried Babylon Garden, hoping to use warp-drive as part of a plan to collect Chaos Emeralds from the far reaches of the galaxy; however, since the system could not be activated, this plan was abandoned. This, however, resulted in Nicole unknowingly relocating the people of the Kingdom of Acorn directly over Babylon Garden, as she converted A.D.A.M.'s Nanites city to New Mobotropolis.[1][4][5][6]

Babylon Rising

New Mobotropolis later came under attack when the Battle Lord arrived seeking to uncover Babylon Garden; the Battle Fortress was used to blast a massive hole in New Mobotropolis.[7] Though it, the Babylon Rogues used this to enter the garden. They instead the missing key components, reactivating the garden; it quickly arose from beneath the ground. However, upon realizing that the garden was in fact a ship, and that its systems were attempting to send it back into space at the cost of Mobius itself, Sonic the Hedgehog removed the key, causing the garden to lose all power once again. It crashed into the mountains beyond New Mobotropolis.[1]

Note: From this point, Babylon Garden's history continues from its new existence in the altered timeline.

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Sonic Universe #36, "Babylon Rising Part 4: Resurrection"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Sonic Universe #33, "Babylon Rising Part 1: Remembrance"
  3. Sonic Universe #34, "Babylon Rising Part 2: Reunion"
  4. Sonic the Hedgehog #152, "Sonic's Angels"
  5. Sonic the Hedgehog #168, "Order From Chaos Part One: The Gathering"
  6. Sonic the Hedgehog #169, "Order From Chaos Part Two: The Great Harmony"
  7. Sonic Universe #35, "Babylon Rising Part 3: Retribution"

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