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|Sonic the Hedgehog character|
Amy as she appears in Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing
|First game||Sonic CD (1993)|
|Created by||Kenji Terada (Shogakukan)
Kazuyuki Hoshino (Sonic CD)
Yuji Uekawa (Sonic Adventure)
|Voiced by (English)||Video games
Lynn Harris (Sonic CD)
Jennifer Douillard (1998-2004)
Lisa Ortiz (2005-2010)
Cindy Robinson (2010-present)
Lisa Ortiz (Sonic X)
Cindy Robinson (Sonic Boom)
|Voiced by (Japanese)||Video games
Taeko Kawata (1998-1999; 2001-present)
Emi Motoi (2000)
Taeko Kawata (Sonic X)
|Nickname||Rosy the Rascal|
|Likes||Soft-serve ice cream and Sonic the Hedgehog|
Amy Rose (エミー・ローズ・ザ·ヘッジホッグ Emī Rōzu za Hejjihoggu?, lit. Amy Rose the Hedgehog), known earlier as Rosy the Rascal, is a video game character who appears in most of the Sonic the Hedgehog series developed by Sega's Sonic Team. She made her debut appearance in Sonic CD (1993). She is a happy-go-lucky pink, female, anthropomorphic hedgehog who is obsessed with the series' title character and protagonist, Sonic, even going so far as to declare herself his girlfriend. She has chased Sonic since her debut in 1993, and has been trying to win his heart in everything from the series' games to animated TV shows and comics. She is also one of the series' most popular characters, coming in fifth place in an official popularity poll.
Like Sonic and other characters in the series, Amy is significantly shorter and lighter than humans her same age. She was originally described as being 8 years old in Sonic CD, but as of Sonic Adventure and onwards, she has grown older. Also, with the addition of Cream the Rabbit, Amy seems to have found herself a sidekick similar to Sonic's sidekick, Tails.
Design and characteristics
Conception and visual design
Amy is a 12-year-old, pink anthropomorphic hedgehog. She was first created by Kenji Terada for the Sonic the Hedgehog manga serial, debuting in 1992. She had a full dress and her hair, which was orange, was pulled into two ponytails. She was redesigned for the Sega CD game Sonic the Hedgehog CD in 1993. Like Sonic CD introduction Metal Sonic, an early grayscale concept sketch shows her looking very much like her final design for the game, although her shoes became larger and flatter. Her coloring, however, was at first entirely red, including her skirt, except for her green shirt. Her name was given inconsistently in previews of the game: variously as "Rosy the Rascal", "Princess Sally" (actually the name of a character from the Sonic the Hedgehog TV series), and "Amy". Beginning with Sonic Adventure, Amy's design has incorporated a red dress and red shoes.
Amy was given a new appearance for the Sonic Boom video game and TV series, which are not currently considered canon or standard. To match Sonic Boom's tonal shift, Sonic series newcomer Big Red Button Entertainment aimed for Amy to appear more "capable" as a character, in order to stand out from Sonic and transcend her frequent placement on the sidelines of games. To this end, her design was made more "agile and graceful", allowing her to perform difficult physical tasks and make them look easy.
Personality and abilities
Amy has a cheerful, exuberant, driven, competitive, intuitive, and restless personality. She is infatuated with Sonic the Hedgehog and spends a significant amount of time chasing him, making sure he is safe and seeking romantic advances on him. While Sonic does not reciprocate her strong affection and is rather annoyed by it, he does not dislike her. Yuji Naka, former head of Sonic Team, has stated that Amy's design is "to always chase Sonic" and that—despite frequent questions from fans—it is unlikely the two will ever get married.
Like most characters in the Sonic series, Amy can run at superhuman speeds, though not as quickly as Sonic. She attacks foes mainly with a variety of maneuvers of her Piko Piko Hammer, which she is very proficient with and never leaves her home without. She also possesses supernatural skills: she is skilled with tarot cards and dowsing.
In video games
In Sonic CD, Amy falls in love with Sonic and follows him to the Never Lake location, where Metal Sonic kidnaps her, making it Sonic's job to rescue her. When Sonic finally does so on one of the game's last levels, she kisses him. Sonic continues on to defeat Metal Sonic and Doctor Eggman (known in this game as "Doctor Robotnik"), and then leaves with Amy.
A playable character in Sonic Adventure, Amy's story opens with her lamenting her boredom and reminiscing on her memories with Sonic. Suddenly, a bird wearing a Chaos Emerald necklace crashes into her, and she keeps it safe from E-100 Alpha, one of Eggman's robots. She later meets Sonic, and invites him to an amusement park. However, she loses Sonic inside and Alpha reappears, imprisoning Amy and the bird aboard Eggman's airship, the Egg Carrier. E-102 Gamma, another of Eggman's robots, orders Amy to hand him the bird; she refuses and asks him why he wants it. He does not know, but finds her insistence on keeping it similarly illogical. However, Gamma has a change of heart after Amy tells him he is missing out on love, letting them leave. Touched, she becomes his friend before escaping into the ship's interior. She escapes to the ship's deck, where Eggman confronts her and snatches the bird's Chaos Emerald. Gamma shows up, and Sonic tries to destroy him, but Amy explains that she is his friend. Sonic acquiesces, and Amy leaves with Tails. Amy later notices a photo of the bird and its parents, whom Eggman has also stolen, in the bird's necklace, so she heads to the Mystic Ruins jungle location to find them. She happens upon the Egg Carrier again and is accosted by Alpha. On the ship's deck, the bird's parents emerge, but Alpha appears and injures Amy's bird. She destroys Alpha, and the three birds depart for the last time as Amy waves goodbye.
In Sonic Adventure 2, she pleads with Shadow the Hedgehog to help her and the other characters neutralize a catastrophic energy buildup at the space colony named ARK. In doing so, she reminds Shadow of Maria Robotnik, who was Shadow's friend on the ARK before her death, and successfully convinces him.
Amy is a playable character in Sonic Advance, Sonic Advance 2, and Sonic Advance 3, platformers for the Game Boy Advance. Alongside Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, and—in the latter two games—Cream, Amy spends the games freeing animals from inside Eggman's robots to stop him from building an empire. Unlike the other characters, in Sonic Advance her attacking power was restricted by her inability to spin while jumping, but this was changed in the latter two games.
Amy is playable as the "speed" character of Team Rose in Sonic Heroes, alongside Cream the Rabbit and Big the Cat. Worried about Sonic, whom she has not seen in over a month, Amy finds his picture in a newspaper. She teams up with Cream and Big as they are also looking for their own friends—Cream for a Chao named Chocola and Big for his frog friend Froggy. They travel through several stages and eventually reach the Egg Fleet, another of Eggman's aircraft. They find a mecha piloted by a clone of Eggman; when they conquer it, the clone dissolves into a puddle of liquid, out of which Chocola, Froggy, and Sonic rise. Amy, Big, and Cream go on to help the other playable characters defeat the game's true antagonist, Metal Sonic, who it turns out locked Eggman away in his own ship.
In Shadow the Hedgehog, Amy appears at a castle level to ask Shadow to help her retrieve Cream, who has not returned. This constitutes a "Hero" mission: whether Shadow completes it affects the game's ending. Also, no matter if the player has Shadow do the Dark Mission, Normal Mission, or Hero Mission, Amy will support Shadow in the battle against Egg Breaker. In the Final Story, Amy is frozen along with the rest of the cast, and cheers on Shadow after he defeats Devil Doom.
Amy appears as a selectable racer in the racing spinoffs Sonic Riders, Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity, and Sonic Free Riders. In Sonic Riders, she joins a racing tournament to keep her eyes on Sonic. When Eggman shows up to steal the Treasure of Babylon, a key item, Amy hops aboard his hovercraft, which flies off into the distance. Sonic arrives at his base, where Eggman is holding Amy as a hostage, and uses his hoverboard to stir up a dust bowl and recapture Amy and the Treasure. Uncharacteristically, she becomes furious and violent at him for recklessly charging at Eggman and her. In Zero Gravity, she shows Sonic a strange item called the Ark of the Cosmos, which she has found, and which the rival gang Babylon Rogues believes she stole. Amy disappears from the gang until she is found, and helps them find the Ark of the Cosmos using information she overheard from the Rogues. Team Rose returns—with Vector the Crocodile in place of Big—for Sonic Free Riders. The team arrives late to a tournament but successfully registers, and Amy is delighted to be facing Sonic and his team. They later battle other teams, with Amy often insulting Vector for his incompetence and focus on money.
In 2006's Sonic the Hedgehog, Amy is chasing Sonic yet again. When she finds him, it is revealed she found Silver instead. When Silver tells her he's looking for someone, Amy helps him find Silver's target, unaware that Silver is trying to kill Sonic. After traversing Dusty Desert, Silver finds Sonic and attacks him, but Amy prevents him from killing Sonic. She yells at Silver for trying to kill Sonic, and doesn't believe him when he says that Sonic is the Iblis Trigger. She then runs away, much to Silver's despair. She traverses through White Acropolis to save Sonic in the Final Story. Amy has had playable appearances in Sonic and the Secret Rings (2007).
Sonic Lost World has Amy and Knuckles looking after animals while Sonic and Tails rescue their friends. Later, the Deadly Six, the game's antagonists, take control of one of Eggman's machines to drain life from the world, and Amy and Knuckles die, but they are brought back to life when Sonic and Tails replenish it.
Amy also appears in cutscenes to flirt and seek dates with Sonic further in other games, such as Sonic Unleashed, Sonic Generations, and the Nintendo DS version of Sonic Colors. Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood—in which she is also a playable character—has her pretend to have a boyfriend in an unsuccessful attempt to make Sonic jealous. In Sonic and the Black Knight, Sonic agrees to a date with Amy, though he is whisked into the world of King Arthur and cannot attend it, while an alternate version of Amy plays the Arthurian character the Lady of the Lake.
With little consequence to the series' plot or character development, Amy has been playable in a number of Sonic spinoffs of various genres, including the fighting games Sonic the Fighters and Sonic Battle, the racers Sonic R and Sonic Drift, and the party titles Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games and Sonic Shuffle. She will also be a playable character in the platformer Sonic Boom. She has shown up in games outside the series—as a playable character in Sega Superstars Tennis and as a collectible trophy in Super Smash Bros. Brawl—and as a racer in Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing and Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, which also include non-Sonic characters.
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Amy is a character in the Sonic the Hedgehog manga.
In the Sonic the Hedgehog (comics), Amy was the same age as depicted in the original games. In the Archie comics during the Sonic Adventure adaptation, Amy makes a wish on the Ring of Acorns, which caused her to grow physically older, reaching the age of 12, while maintaining her childish mindset and making her appear to be something of a ditz. After this, Amy once again requested to join the Freedom Fighters, but was denied again by Sonic, who told her having an older body is not enough and she still had the mentality of an 8-year old with no fighting experience. A year later, when Sonic returned to Mobius, Amy was finally allowed to join the Freedom Fighters after being awarded a medal by Sally as thanks for her service in helping the Freedom Fighters.
Amy undergoes combat training with the former Dark Legion soldier Julie-Su. When Julie explains that Amy should want this training to better herself rather than to impress Sonic, Amy replies that she does want to better herself so that no one else will be more worthy of Sonic's affection than her. While not the first to discover it, Amy was the first to oust Fiona Fox for cheating on Sonic with Scourge, enraged that anyone would play with Sonic's emotions so cruelly. She serves as the flower girl at Antoine and Bunnie's wedding, and, not long after, is one of the few to avoid capture during the destruction of Knothole. While initially distraught, she immediately takes part in the rescue mission; with her hammer, she and Knuckles destroy the Egg Grapes and free several captives. After the escape, she is shown supporting Rotor, whose back was injured during the initial attack. She would go on to help Sally save Sonic from Mammoth Mogul.
Later, she travels with Sonic to Moebius (the Anti-Universe version of Mobius) to find help to stop Scourge. However, Rosy the Rascal, a Moebius version of Amy, was all that was available. Unlike Amy, she hates Scourge and wants to destroy him. She used the Ring of Acorns to make herself older so she'll appear as more of a threat to Scourge. However, the transformation had a few side effects, which made Rosy insane. Her character design resembles her look from Sonic CD. Eventually, Sonic defeats Scourge and she goes back to Mobius, leaving the fate of Rosy unknown. She then goes on to help Sonic in the ultimate battle against Eggman, even attempting to comfort him after Sonic shows sign of guilt towards Eggman's mental breakdown.
Amy makes frequent appearances in the British publication, Sonic the Comic. Whilst initially representative of her Sonic CD counterpart, i.e. head over heels in love with Sonic, she later became a more active member of the Freedom Fighters, and she has been generally less amorous towards Sonic. She wears a grey sweatshirt and carries around a crossbow used to attack badniks. She generally kept her hairstyle from Sonic CD, though as of the online continuation of the comic, her hair is based on her Sonic Adventure look, and she wears a variety of outfits from story to story. Her backstory is similar to that of Sonic's in British publications, being that she was once a brown coloured hedgehog. However, after being rescued from one of Robotnik's machines by Sonic, she became pink. She generally pairs up with Tekno the Canary to solve problems around the universe.
Two French-made comic books, titled Sonic Adventures, published by Sirène were released in 1994. Amy appears in the first volume Sonic Adventures: Dans Les Griffes De Robotnik, where she is kidnapped by Robotnik as bait to get Sonic. This version of Amy had the same design as in Sonic CD.
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Reception and impact
Amy has received mixed opinions from critics. A GamesRadar article called Amy Rose'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." In an IGN article called "Smash It Up", Lucas M. Thomas stated that "one of the coolest things about [Amy] is her enormous, walloping hammer" that is often used for comedy in the series. Jeff Tozai of the Huffington Post expressed interest in getting "more Amy Rose" from the Sonic series, such as a game starring her and Tails, in an article critical of the series' direction overall. Jem Roberts of the British Official Dreamcast Magazine called Amy a "kind hearted but intolerably whiny little-pink-dog-type-thing". Writing for Computer and Video Games, Alex Huhtala found Amy's story and levels in Sonic Adventure "cuter" than anyone else's. Similarly, writers of Sega Saturn Magazine stated that, with her design in Sonic Adventure, Amy remained "as cute and adorable as she ever was." Mark Rogers of Official Nintendo Magazine ranked her as the third worst Sonic character, stating that she is uninteresting and "annoying" and her voice resembles Minnie Mouse's. Jim Sterling of GamesRadar also listed her as his third least favorite, writing simply "Total bitch" in contrast to several paragraphs each for other characters on his list. Patrick Farren of What Culture called Amy "one of gaming’s most irritating females", particularly criticizing her voice acting in Sonic Lost World.
Some writers have criticized developers' treatment of Amy as a female character. A strip of the webcomic Nerf NOW!!, publicized by Kotaku, suggests there is a double standard in the series: it depicts Amy appearing naked before Sonic and pointing out that he is also naked, before he dismissively gives her a dress to put on. Staff of Electronic Gaming Monthly found her pink coloring and tendency to run away from danger to be stereotypical, implying that this was common among Japanese-created female characters. Ranking her as his seventh least favorite Sonic character, Richard Coombs of Blistered Thumbs found her portrayal as a one-dimensional "rabid fangirl" who seeks to marry Sonic despite her young age to be disturbing, stating that Sonic Team should have "made a more competent female character instead." In a Gameoir feature about stereotypical damsels in distress in gaming, Emma Craib listed Amy as her second example, bemoaning that Amy's occasional ability to fend for herself is overshadowed by her preference that Sonic save her.
Amy is one of the series' most popular characters, coming in fifth place in an official popularity poll. Her likeness has been used in numerous toys, action figures, and other merchandise. Notably, one line created in 2010 reflected her Sonic CD design rather than her modern one. As one of many references to 1990s culture, Amy and Sonic appeared in the Simpsons episode "That '90s Show" on a billboard promoting abstinence: Sonic is shown proposing to Amy with the caption "Sonic the Hedgehog says wait until marriage."
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- Sonic Team (September 9, 1999). Sonic Adventure. Sega. "Amy: I'll do my best to keep us both from harm. I'll stand by you all the way!"
- Sonic Team (September 9, 1999). Sonic Adventure. Sega. "Amy: Long time no see!"
- Sonic Team (September 9, 1999). Sonic Adventure. Sega. "Amy: Look! It says cute couples can get in free!"
- Sonic Team (September 9, 1999). Sonic Adventure. Sega. "Sonic: I give up. She's so weird!"
- Sonic Team (September 9, 1999). Sonic Adventure. Sega. "Amy: Hey, watch it bolt brain, let us down! Let us go!"
- Sonic Team (September 9, 1999). Sonic Adventure. Sega. "Gamma: Hand me the bird."
- Sonic Team (September 9, 1999). Sonic Adventure. Sega. "Amy: You tell ME why you want it, now!"
- Sonic Team (September 9, 1999). Sonic Adventure. Sega. "Gamma: Does not compute."
- Sonic Team (September 9, 1999). Sonic Adventure. Sega. "Gamma: You have feelings for something you know nothing about."
- Sonic Team (September 9, 1999). Sonic Adventure. Sega. "Amy: Love is not part of your programming, you are missing something good."
- Sonic Team (September 9, 1999). Sonic Adventure. Sega. "Gamma: Go, escape!"
- Sonic Team (September 9, 1999). Sonic Adventure. Sega. "Amy: If you want, we can be friends, okay?"
- Sonic Team (September 9, 1999). Sonic Adventure. Sega. "Eggman: You can't get away this easily!"
- Sonic Team (September 9, 1999). Sonic Adventure. Sega. "Eggman: I don't need YOU when I've got this!"
- Sonic Team (September 9, 1999). Sonic Adventure. Sega. "Sonic: That's one of Eggman's clunkers. Outta my way!"
- Sonic Team (September 9, 1999). Sonic Adventure. Sega. "Amy: This robot is different!"
- Sonic Team (September 9, 1999). Sonic Adventure. Sega. "Sonic: Okay, I guess I'll let him go, then."
- Sonic Team (September 9, 1999). Sonic Adventure. Sega. "Tails: Amy, come on! Let's get going!"
- Sonic Team (September 9, 1999). Sonic Adventure. Sega. "Amy: Does Eggman have them captive now?"
- Sonic Team (September 9, 1999). Sonic Adventure. Sega. "Amy: So, I'll help you find your family."
- Sonic Team (September 9, 1999). Sonic Adventure. Sega. "Amy: Not you again!"
- Sonic Team (September 9, 1999). Sonic Adventure. Sega. "Amy: Yeah, it's them!"
- Sonic Team (September 9, 1999). Sonic Adventure. Sega. "Amy: You idiot! How could you do this!"
- Sonic Team (September 9, 1999). Sonic Adventure. Sega. "Amy: You did it! Now you three can live in peace again!"
- Sega Studio USA (June 19, 2001). Sonic Adventure 2. Sega. "Amy: Shadow, we need you! Please help us!"
- Sega Studio USA (June 19, 2001). Sonic Adventure 2. Sega. "Maria (flashback): Shadow, I beg of you, please do it for me... for a better future!"
- Sega Studio USA (June 19, 2001). Sonic Adventure 2. Sega. "Shadow: I've got to go now! I have to keep my promise to Maria and you."
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- Sonic Team USA (January 5, 2004). Sonic Heroes. Sega. "Amy: Mustache monkey! You took Chocola and Froggy."
- Sonic Team USA (January 5, 2004). Sonic Heroes. Sega. "Big: Froggy!"
- Sonic Team USA (January 5, 2004). Sonic Heroes. Sega. "Amy: Aha... I gotcha Sonic! SONIC!"
- Sonic Team USA (January 5, 2004). Sonic Heroes. Sega. "Eggman: Aaaa... If only we had the 7 Chaos Emeralds!"
- Sega Studio USA (November 15, 2005). Shadow the Hedgehog. Sega. "Amy: Cream went into this weird-looking castle, and she hasn't come back out!"
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- Sonic Team (February 21, 2006). Sonic Riders. Sega. "Amy: This way, I'll be able to keep my eyes on you."
- Sonic Team (February 21, 2006). Sonic Riders. Sega. "Eggman: Hohohohoho! Now I'll get the Treasure of Babylon!"
- Sonic Team (February 21, 2006). Sonic Riders. Sega. "Amy: Oh, no!"
- Sonic Team (February 21, 2006). Sonic Riders. Sega. "Eggman: Now then... Just be a good little hedgehog and stay still..."
- Sonic Team (February 21, 2006). Sonic Riders. Sega. "Sonic: Hey, catch!"
- Sonic Team (February 21, 2006). Sonic Riders. Sega. "Amy: How could you dive into Eggman knowing I was there?!"
- Sonic Team (January 8, 2008). Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity. Sega. "Amy: I picked it up, and those stupid robots came after me!"
- Sonic Team (January 8, 2008). Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity. Sega. "Jet: Not after swiping the Ark of the Cosmos right out of our hands!"
- Sonic Team (January 8, 2008). Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity. Sega. "Tails: Amy's gone!"
- Sonic Team (January 8, 2008). Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity. Sega. "Amy: It took you long enough!"
- Sonic Team (January 8, 2008). Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity. Sega. "Amy: Wait, I remember Storm saying something weird about the thing he took from that robot matching something they found someplace else."
- Sonic Team (November 4, 2010). Sonic Free Riders. Sega. "Omochao: You guys haven't completed your team registration."
- Sonic Team (November 4, 2010). Sonic Free Riders. Sega. "Omochao: Well, consider yourselves lucky, guys! You've been cleared to race since you made it here before the ceremony ended!"
- Sonic Team (November 4, 2010). Sonic Free Riders. Sega. "Tails: Um, no, Amy. You're up against Team Heroes in the first race. We're your opponents."
- Sonic Team (November 4, 2010). Sonic Free Riders. Sega. "Amy: Okay, that's enough! I'll have you know our team only has ONE useless kid on it!"
- Sonic Team (February 21, 2006). Sonic Free Riders. Sega. "Amy: Excuse me! It's still a little early to be thinking about that!"
- Sonic Team (November 4, 2010). Sonic Free Riders. Sega. "Amy: We already WON, you idiot! Why are you making waves now?"
- Sonic Team (October 29, 2013). Sonic Lost World. Sega. "Amy: Sonic and Tails'll get your buddies back."
- Sonic Team (October 29, 2013). Sonic Lost World. Sega. "Amy: It's like something in the sky is draining the life out of the world."
- Sonic Team (October 29, 2013). Sonic Lost World. Sega. "Amy: Thanks to you and Tails."
- Sonic Team (November 18, 2008). Sonic Unleashed. Sega. "Amy: And when you're done, the world will be at peace and we can finally go out!"
- Sonic Team (November 1, 2011). Sonic Generations. Sega. "Amy: You saved me, Sonic. I was afraid I'd never be able to flirt with you again!"
- Sonic Team (November 11, 2010). Sonic Colors. Sega. "Amy: You're the best, Sonic! Marry me!"
- Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood (Nintendo DS) instruction manual, p. 6.
- BioWare (September 30, 2008). Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood. Sega. "Amy: I'm so glad to see you, Sonic. But not THAT glad. I do have a BOYFRIEND now, you know. His name is Dexter!"
- Sonic Team (March 9, 2009). Sonic and the Black Knight. Sega. "Amy: That's the lamest excuse ever! You just forgot about our date!"
- Sonic Team (March 9, 2009). Sonic and the Black Knight. Sega. "Sonic: But that's...!!!"
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- McElroy, Justin (April 8, 2008). "Sega Superstars Tennis gets Xbox Live demo". Joystiq. Retrieved March 3, 2014.
- Sora, Ltd. (March 9, 2008). Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Nintendo. "Description: A Sonic-obsessed pink hedgehog whose full name is Amy Rose. Amy is Sonic's self-appointed girlfriend. She is almost always optimistic and cheerful, and while she motivates her friends, she also shows aggressive tendencies, like when she uses her massive Piko Piko Hammer. Speaking of which, her hammer's hiding spot remains unknown to this day."
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