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This group exists primarily or exclusively within the Post-Super Genesis Wave continuity.
Information in this article may not be canonical to the storyline of the games or any other Sonic continuity.
For the version of this group before the Super Genesis Wave, see Team Rose (Pre-Super Genesis Wave).

Quotation1 Alright, Team Rose! We made it this far--and Team Freedom and Team Fighters are counting on us! Quotation2
Amy Rose, Sonic Super-Sized Comics Digest #11

Team Rose is a group that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics. It is a team consisting of Amy Rose and Cream the Rabbit (with Cheese), and Big the Cat, which has come together on a number of occasions. They currently serve as a sub-unit of the Freedom Fighters.

History

Early history

The team was first formed by Amy Rose with Cream, Cheese and Big when they realized that they where all after a common goal: Sonic the Hedgehog, who had supposedly kidnapped Cheese's brother Chocola and Big's best buddy Froggy. After taking a series of adventures together across various locations, the group finally encountered the true mastermind behind this ruse: a self-reprogrammed Metal Sonic, who proceeded to attack Team Rose and the other heroes in its Metal Overlord form. However the transformed robot was no match for the power of teamwork, and each member were reunited with their loved ones.[1]

Pirate Plunder Panic

Note: From the readers point of view, this picks up from where Team Rose's original timeline ended.

Half of the team was later reformed after Amy, Cream and Cheese inexplicably wound up in the Sol Zone, Blaze's native dimension. Blaze joined the group and, after learning that their new teammate had only one Sol Emerald left to recover, the trio readily joined her aboard the Ocean Tornado as she sought it out. Aided by Marine the Raccoon and the Coconut Crew, they eventually zeroed in on the Emerald's location: the Metal Marauder, which they engaged in battle. Despite the determined efforts of the heroes, the Blackguard Pirates possessed superior armament, and also carried two unexpected old enemies: Bean and Bark, who like the three heroes had been transported to the Sol Zone. Blaze managed to board the pirate vessel, but the ship's cruel master, Captain Metal, destroyed the Ocean Tornado anyway after the crew had abandoned it, seemingly putting an end to Amy, Cream, Cheese, and Marine while capturing Blaze.[2]

Fortunately for Blaze, who was taken to Pirate Island as a prisoner, her friends survived the destruction of the Ocean Tornado and soon came to her rescue.[3] They were forced to pursue Johnny after the mechanical pirate stole the Sol Emerald from Bean and Bark, who had previously stolen it from Captain Metal. Commandeering the Metal Marauder and its crew, Team Rose pursued Johnny to his rendezvous with the ship carrying his master, Captain Whisker. The two ships were then attacked by Captain Metal's Kraken, which was destroyed thanks to Bark and Bean allying with the heroes. However, the resulting explosion knocked the Sol Emerald into the sea, where it was caught by the arriving Captain Metal as his submarine emerged from the depths.[4] A three-way battle ensued, eventually leading to Whisker fleeing with the Marauder's crew added to his own as he sank Metal's former vessel. Captain Metal managed to power up his Egg O' War battle station, but Amy and Cream managed to release Blaze after he captured her again. Using the power of the Sol Emeralds, Blaze transformed into Burning Blaze and defeated Captain Metal twice, first by melting his body and then sinking the Egg O' War after he uploaded himself into it. Victorious, Blaze thanked her friends and allies from the Prime Zone by sending them home.[5]

Shattered World Crisis

Some time later, Team Rose would be formed again-with Big returning to his original spot-for a training mission aboard the Sky Patrol in tandem with Team Freedom and Team Fighters.[6]

Trivia

  • The name Team Rose stems from the video game Sonic Heroes. The game incarnation of the team consisted of Amy, Cream and Cheese, and Big. Unlike the game incarnation however, Blaze the Cat and Marine the Raccoon have also been members of the team in the comic.

References

  1. Sonic Heroes
  2. Sonic Universe #55, "Pirate Plunder Panic Part One"
  3. Sonic Universe #56, "Pirate Plunder Panic Part Two"
  4. Sonic Universe #57, "Pirate Plunder Panic Part Three"
  5. Sonic Universe #58, "Pirate Plunder Panic The Conclusion"
  6. Sonic Super-Sized Comics Digest #11, "Sonic Comic Origins - Nicole"

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