|Sonic the Hedgehog character|
Amy and her Piko Piko Hammer in official artwork for Sonic Advance
|First game||Sonic CD (1993)|
|Created by||Kenji Terada (manga)
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, Sonic the Hedgehog|
|Skills||Piko-Piko Hammer, tarot cards, dowsing|
Amy Rose (エミー・ローズ・ザ·ヘッジホッグ Emī Rōzu za Hejjihoggu?, lit. Amy Rose the Hedgehog), originally nicknamed Rosy the Rascal, is a fictional character in Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog series of video games. She is a pink anthropomorphic hedgehog who has a cheerful and competitive personality. Amy is marked by her unrequited infatuation with the series' main character, Sonic, and they have saved each other's lives on numerous occasions. In the series' early years, her visual design was changed multiple times.
Amy debuted in the Sonic the Hedgehog manga series created by Kenji Terada in 1992; her first video game appearance came in 1993 with Sonic the Hedgehog CD, while she was first playable in Sonic Drift in 1994. She has since become one of the series' most popular and recognizable characters, appearing in dozens of main-series and spinoff titles as well as several comic book series, the anime Sonic X, and the CG-animated Sonic Boom.
She has received mixed opinions from critics; some have found her cute and powerful, while others have criticized her voice acting and personality. She has also drawn unfavorable remarks as a female video game character, owing to perceived stereotypes in her personality and appearance. Her likeness has frequently appeared in Sonic merchandise.
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 (noticeably orange, rather than pink) 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". Amy's design was changed to its current state in Sonic Adventure, now incorporating 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 in his heart. 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 is lamenting her boredom when a bird wearing a Chaos Emerald necklace crashes into her. She keeps it safe from E-100 Alpha, one of Eggman's robots. She later meets Sonic and invites him to an amusement park, but loses him inside. Alpha reappears and imprisons 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, and has a change of heart after Amy tells him he is missing out on love. He lets them leave and, touched, she becomes his friend before escaping into the ship's interior. On the ship's deck, Eggman confronts her and snatches the bird's Chaos Emerald. Sonic and Gamma show up, and Sonic tries to destroy him, but Amy saves Gamma. 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. While looking for them in the jungle, she happens upon the Egg Carrier again. 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 as she waves goodbye.
In Sonic Adventure 2, she rescues Sonic from imprisonment and unsuccessfully asks him to marry her. While looking for Sonic to save him again, she finds Shadow the Hedgehog later on, first mistaking him for Sonic and then being shocked. Eggman attacks her with his mecha, but Tails steps in to defend her. She spends much of the remaining game searching for Chaos Emeralds with Tails and Knuckles. At the game's climax, she pleads with Shadow 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 and Froggy rise, and she is joyful to realize Sonic is there as well. Amy, Big, and Cream go on to help their friends defeat the game's true antagonist, Metal Sonic, who it turns out locked Eggman away in his own ship.
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.
Without playability, Amy has had roles in numerous other game plots. Amy's attraction to Sonic proves useful to Cream and Blaze the Cat in Sonic Rush, as they are also looking for him. 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. In the game's Final Story, unlocked after the player reaches the rest of the endings, Amy cheers on Shadow and expresses admiration for him. In the 2006 game Sonic the Hedgehog, Amy mistakes Silver the Hedgehog for Sonic. He tells her he is looking for someone, so she insists on helping him. When Silver attacks Sonic, Amy finds the two of them and stands in Silver's way, saving Sonic's life; he escapes and Amy yells at Silver for his actions. She also rescues Elise—who has feelings for Sonic, though Amy does not know this at the time—from confinement. Sonic Lost World has Amy and Knuckles looking after forest animals while Sonic and Tails rescue the animals' 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 attempt to make Sonic jealous; her success depends on the player's inputs. 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 title Sonic Shuffle. She will also be a playable character in Sonic Boom, a platformer. She has shown up in games outside the series: in Sega Superstars titles like Sega Superstars Tennis and Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing, in Mario crossovers like Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, and as a collectible trophy in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
Amy is a major character in the Sonic the Hedgehog manga. She is the girlfriend of protagonist Nicky, whose alter ego is Sonic; she does not know the two are identical. Antagonist Anton Brooke is also attracted to her, and steals her on multiple occasions, forcing Nicky to transform into Sonic and rescue her.
In the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series published by Archie, Amy learns of Sonic through folktales in her home kingdom of Mercia. She comes to adore him and attempts to join the Freedom Fighters—a resistance group that he is a part of—several times, but each time is rejected due to her young age. She sends Sonic fan mail, but Eggman intercepts it and captures her. Sonic rescues her and Tails, another Freedom Fighter whom Eggman also captured, and they all leave for the city of Mobotropolis. She continues to try out for the Freedom Fighters but is rejected each time, even after she wishes on an ancient artifact to become older and is deemed to still have an immature mind. Though she continues to assist the group in defeating numerous powerful enemies, her eventual acceptance only comes after helping to defend a fort from Eggman and his robots.
Amy continues to unsuccessfully pursue romance with Sonic, even seeking out combat training so that she can rival his abilities. She also continues to rescue friends from Eggman and other antagonists with the Freedom Fighters. She has also joined subsidiary groups of the Freedom Fighters – most notably Team Fighters, which also includes supporting characters Antoine D'Coolette and Bunnie Rabbot, and with which she has rescued characters like Sally and numerous echidnas from Eggman and his army of robotic doppelgangers of main characters. In a crossover spinoff series called Trouble on Two Worlds, Amy is a character on the side of Sonic and Mega Man, with whom she battles Dr. Wily and other established Mega Man antagonists.
Amy was a major character in the British publication Sonic the Comic throughout its run from 1993 to 2002. Early on, she is arrested by two of Eggman's robots for associating with Sonic, after she claims to be his girlfriend. Annoyed, Sonic rescues her, then realizes that she is a fugitive and must stay with the Freedom Fighters. However, she becomes a valued member, frequently fighting with a bow and arrow. She also saves the day without Sonic on occasion, once leading the Freedom Fighters after he temporarily departs. Unlike in most other Sonic media, Amy's love for him in Sonic the Comic is negligible, though others often assume they are dating and she sometimes plays it up.
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.
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Reception and impact
Amy has received mixed opinions from critics. 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. IGN's 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, and expressed hope that she would be playable in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. She has been described as cute by Alex Huhtala of Computer and Video Games and staff of Sega Saturn Magazine. However, Jem Roberts of the British Official Dreamcast Magazine called her a "little-pink-dog-type-thing."
Amy's personality has been described as annoying. Thomas East of Official Nintendo Magazine ranked her as his third least favorite Sonic character and stated that she "really isn't an interesting character" and is "annoying". Ranking her third lowest on a similar list, Jim Sterling of GamesRadar simply wrote "Total bitch" in contrast to several paragraphs each for other characters on his list. Justin Towell of the same website found her to be a "whiny, annoying brat" in Sonic Adventure. Patrick Farren of What Culture called her "one of gaming's most irritating females" and criticized how she "contacts Sonic seemingly just to bag him." In contrast, Roberts called Amy "kind-hearted", but also found her "intolerably whiny". Criticism has also been leveled at her voice; Rogers and Farren both compared it to Minnie Mouse's. More generally, Towell and Mean Machines expressed displeasure at her introduction in Sonic CD.
Some writers have criticized developers' treatment of Amy as a female character and analyzed her implications on gender representation in video games. 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 her series Tropes vs. Women in Video Games, feminist blogger Anita Sarkeesian cites Amy as an example of the "Ms. Male Character" trope, in which female characters in games with male protagonists often resemble those protagonists, but with stereotypically feminine features added. Likewise, Alice Bonasio of the Huffington Post sees Amy's pink hair as a way to emphasize her femininity and create a simple, easily definable character archetype "for girls". Sarkeesian also singles out Sonic CD and its re-releases as an example of the gaming industry capitalizing on player nostalgia to justify portraying female characters as helpless without being criticized.
Amy is one of the series' most popular characters: she came in fifth place in an official Japanese popularity poll in 2006, after Sonic, Shadow, Tails, and Knuckles. 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. "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: 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!"
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- Sonic Team USA (January 5, 2004). Sonic Heroes. Sega. "Eggman: Aaaa... If only we had the 7 Chaos Emeralds!"
- 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!"
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- 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!"
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