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 character from the Sonic the Hedgehog series. She is an anthropomorphic hedgehog with a major crush on Sonic the Hedgehog. Since meeting Sonic on Little Planet, Amy has become his self-proclaimed girlfriend and has attempted to win his heart by any means during their adventures. She wields the Piko Piko Hammer, a powerful melee weapon which she uses with skills second to none and never leaves home without.
Amy is a cheerful, though slightly erratic girl, with a positive attitude and boundless energy. However, she has a scary temper and her infatuation with Sonic makes her shortsighted and a bit obsessive about him, having followed him everywhere since meeting him. Nevertheless, she has a pure heart and will not let anything stop her.
Why She's A Cheerful Hedgehog Loving Girl
- Amy in the main series is presented as being somewhat kind and girly. In Sonic the Hedgehog 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 did not 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 Sonic Battle, her attraction towards "Boxercise" plays to both elements of her ever-changing personality: the exercise helps 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 kind 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 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 lost its family, and in Sonic Adventure 2; her speaking her mind to others inspired others to create their own character arcs and find meaning.
- Amy's personality has added more of a humorous factor in games like Sonic Adventure 1 and Sonic Adventure 2 with her obsession for Sonic, which causes her to say silly and embarrassing things that can be funny to watch.
- While not superhuman, Amy possesses above-average physical attributes, making her a powerful figure in her own right. She has high physical strength, wielding her apparently heavy Piko Piko Hammers with little effort and swinging them around with enough force to smash clean through metal, send enemies skyrocketing, fly around like a helicopter rotor, create whirlwinds, generate shock waves or send herself flying by hammering into the ground.
- 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.
- Amy is a stalker, always finding ways to seduce, threaten, or marry Sonic in one way or another.
- Since 2010, after the release of Sonic Free Riders, Amy seems to be bossier and more infatuated with Sonic than before. This is most likely due to the more light and humorous nature of recent Sonic games.
- In Sonic X, she was flanderizedto become even more aggressive and brattier than her game counterpart.
- She was also flanderized in Sonic Free Riders where her brattiness is upped to eleven.
- Amy is the first and most recurring female character in the Sonic the Hedgehog series.
- In the Sega CD release of Sonic the Hedgehog 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 the Hedgehog CD.
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