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Characters: Puyo Puyo
It's been a long time coming, but here it is: The Puyo Puyo Character Page!

We're not attempting to list every character, though; if we did that, the twenty-or-so that don't appear beyond Tsu would overtake the page.
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Arle Nadja

Voice Actor: Kotono Mitsuishi (Puyo Puyo CD), Mami Inoue (Puyo Puyo TSU arcade/MD/SFC/Saturn), Minako Ozawa (Puyo Puyo TSU PSX/PC, Puyo Puyo SUN), Emi Motoi (Puyo Puyo~n), Mie Sonozaki (Sega Era)

For the people of this world! For every man, woman, and child! I will shut you up once and for all!

The original protagonist, Arle is kind and, despite fighting Satan over and over and knowing his common goals, doesn't seem to hold a grudge with him. She, along with Carbuncle, are the most recognizable characters of the series.

  • Action Girl: A given being a protagonist, and is of the first of the "A" trio.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: She went from brown to orange hair when Sega took over. Her usual armor pads went from blue to green, but back to blue in Fever 2.
  • All Is Well That Ends Well: She fought Satan, Rulue, and Schezo on a daily basis, but in 15th she greeted them, had small talk, and sounded very happy to see her old enemies.
  • Badass Adorable: Moreso in the first Madou Monogatari games.
  • Bag of Spilling: After she gets kidnapped by Schezo in Madou Monogatari II, she wakes up trapped in a dungeon with most of her power gone. It's possible Schezo did take her powers, but the bag spills again in III with no explanation.
  • Barrier Warrior: Her Yon super attack is a barrier that temporarily holds off Nuisance Puyo.
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: The brunette to the "A" Trio.
  • Big "Shut Up!": To Suketoudara in his story in 20th Anniversary.
  • Board Games with Satan: She's in the same team with him in the Discstation game Madou Sugoroku.
  • Bokukko: Note that this trope was not prevalent back in 1989.
  • A Boy and His X: A girl and her curry-loving rabbit that can shoot lasers.
  • Call Back: Arle's dropset consists entirely of pairs as a Call Back to the first four games, which lacked L-shaped and giant Puyo.
    • In 20th Anniversary, Arle regains her spell sequence from Tsu ("Ei!", Fire, Ice Storm, Diacute, Brain Dumbed, Jugem, Bayoen), making her the only character in the game to use six spells. She even references the Madou Monogatari games by stuttering the spell that is used after Diacute.
  • The Comically Serious: Back in SUN.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Big time, during Compile's run. After Sega's makeover, this element of her character was toned down substantially. Although, there was this famous gem from the US version of Minna:
    Incubus: Hey! I just want to get to know you! What's your sign, baby?
    Arle: Octagon. As in "stop."
  • Distracted by the Sexy: Invoked. She did this to snatch her cell key from some guards and escape in Madou Monogatari II.
  • The Dividual: While she and Carbuncle are this in Fever 2, 15th and 7, it was made more obvious in Puyo Tetris as they were labeled "Arle and Carbuncle".
  • Drop the Washtub: Amitie dropped one on her head in Puyo Pop Fever 2. Did it get her back home? No, but Amitie succeeded in making her angry.
  • Dub Name Change: Was called Silvana in the English translation of the first arcade game.
  • Good Colors, Evil Colors: Blue and white, which show her hero status.
  • Kid Hero: She was four in Madou Monogatari A, six in Madou Monogatari I, and is 16 in Madou Monogatari II and the Puyo Puyo games.
  • Leitmotif: Though there's a lot of music that could be called her theme, 15th gave her one in "Been a Long Time Since We Crossed Paths Over Space-Time!" and hasn't changed since then.
  • Limited Wardrobe: She says that she wears the same outfit 365 days a year in Tsu, which The Banshee Trio has a good laugh at. Come 15th Anniversary, she states that she's been doing this for 15 years. (Despite the fact that she underwent slight design changes in between.)
  • Moral Dissonance: She tells Lagnus that he shouldn't bully Puyo in Sun, despite the fact that she (along with the rest of the cast) destroy large numbers of them during Puyo Puyo matches.
  • No Pronunciation Guide: Her name is pronounced "Ah-rll", yet she calls herself "Ah-rl-lee" in the English version of Puyo Pop Fever.
  • Not Herself: In 7 as Dark Arle.
  • Oh Crap: The moment Minotauros began chasing her down, she KNEW she had to run!
  • Only Sane Girl: Up until Ringo appeared, at least.
  • Personality Swap: Temporarily assumes Draco's personality in Tsu as part of a Continuity Nod to their conversation in the first game.
  • Punch Clock Hero: Her daily routine is stopping Satan whenever he does something deemed as "evil".
    • Nothing Personal: Despite having to do this almost every game, she really doesn't outright hate him. She even displays concern for him after breaking him free from Ekoro's control.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her Adult form makes her hair grow to waist length, and is downplayed in Puyo Tetris, growing past her shoulders.
  • Say My Name:
    • A rather angry "SAAAATAAAAN!" when she finds out he was just faking his death. Carbuncle wasn't amused either.
    • Before that, in Madou Monogatari: The Final Test, she shouted "SCHEZOOOOO!" right as she saw him get killed.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!:
    • She was invited to partake in the ultimate challenge (Normal mode), but left because it was getting late.
      Arle: "Okay buster, you're on! But...it's getting late. Maybe tomorrow."
    • She tries to leave in Minna de Puyo, but Zoh Daimaoh stops her with a Puyo match.
  • Shaggy Dog Story: Arle had to solve numerous puzzles of increasing difficulty in Nazo Puyo to get curry ingredients. In the end, Carbuncle gobbles up the curry she just made from right under her nose.
  • She Is All Grown Up: The epilogue of Madou Monogatari I shows snippets of her growing up. By extension, the Time Skip between I and II counts as well, going from the age of 5, to 16.
  • Signature Move: Bayoeen!
  • Speaks Fluent Animal: She's able to communicate with Carbuncle. Schezo even says he can't understand a thing Carbuncle says without her around. Arle has no idea what Baromett is saying in their Tsu pre-battle conversation, though.
  • Spell My Name with an S: One of Sega's early figurines gives us "Aruru Nadya." Likewise, quite a few video game sites list Nazo Puyo: Arle no Roux as "Aruru no Ru".
  • Spell Theme: ''Fire'', ''Ice Storm'' and ''Thunder'' are her usual spells, which are common elements and uses Diacute and Heaven Ray as well. She eventually switches out Thunder for Brain Dumbed and Heaven Ray for Jugem.
  • Trapped in Another World: At first, in Fever. She eventually grew to love Primp, wishing to be able to travel between the two worlds instead of simply going home in 15th.
  • True Companions: With Carbuncle.
  • Two First Names

Carbuncle

Voiced By: Masamitsu "Moo" Niitani (Puyo Puyo TSU Saturn), Ayame Kizuki (Puyo Puyo SUN), Kurumi Mamiya (Puyo Puyo~n), Tamaki Nakanishi (Sega Era)

Guu!

The yellow rabbit Mascot of the original series, Carbuncle began to accompany Arle after the original Madou Monogatari. Though all he can say is "Guu", everyone seems to know what he says. He was originally Satan's pet rabbit, though, and he remains a favorite of the demon king.

Draco Centauros

Voiced By: Yuko Mizutani (Puyo Puyo CD), Ayame Kizuki (Puyo Puyo SUN), Tomoko Miura (Puyo Puyo~n), Kaori Nazuka (Post 15th)

Heh...a beauty contest? You seriously think that I would challenge you to a beauty contest??

A green-haired dragon-woman that uses Kung Fu alongside Rulue. She is obsessed with defeating Arle in beauty contests and Puyo Puyo.

Rulue

Voice Actor: Yumi Touma (Puyo Puyo CD), Sarukaikai (Puyo Puyo SUN arcade/Saturn), Noa Asagi (Puyo Puyo SUN N64/PSX), Chizuko Hoshino (Puyo Puyo~n), Kanako Kondo (Post 15th)

I am Rulue, the Fighting Queen! I live without equal for love, beauty, and fists... And I am the future wife of my darling Satan! Don't you forget it!

Fighting-Queen Rulue is a woman who wishes Satan would love her instead of Arle. Very calm (80% of the time), she's actually pretty intelligent for someone from Compile's series.

  • All Is Well That Ends Well: Despite being a sort of rival to Arle for Satan's affection, she acts like a close friend to her.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Shows off hers in YON, seen here.
  • Blush Sticker
  • Cute Little Fangs / Fangs Are Evil: In the earlier games, she bears them whenever she is defeated or otherwise upset by Arle.
  • Dark Action Girl: Introduced as an antagonist in Madou Monogatari III.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Gets top billing in Super Nazo Puyo Tsu, and stars in Super Nazo Puyo: Rulue no Roux and a Windows Discstation game titled Rulue's Spring Break of Fists.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Originally. She eventually started wearing sandals after YON.
  • Driven by Envy: She's particularly jealous of Arle's magical abilities.
  • Dub Name Change: Named "Lulu" in the English arcade translation. Possibly a case of Spell My Name with an S, since her initials on the first game's default high score table are "LUL".
  • Fangirl: For Satan.
  • Feminine Women Can Cook: Subverted; she tried to cook curry in Super Nazo Puyo but it turned out terrible (maybe not to Minotauros but still). She still can't cook in 20th when Draco comes across Rulue's "Doro Doro (Syrupy/Muddled) Soup", takes a sip, and declares that it's terrible. So terrible, that she decides to blow it up when Rulue explains that she made it "with love" for Satan.
  • Go Through Me: Several times, most notably in the first game. From a gameplay standpoint, she is almost always faced right before Satan.
  • Hey, It's That Voice!: She sings with Asami on the BlazBlue CD.
  • Irony: Her favorite food according to DA! is beef, yet her servant is a bull...
  • Kick Chick
  • Kicking Ass in All Her Finery: Literal ass-kicking, no less.
  • Leitmotif: "Combat Queen Rulue!" in 15th.
  • Love Hurts: She's completely smitten for him, but unfortunately Satan is too distracted with Arle to notice. This doesn't sit well with her.
  • Noblewoman's Laugh: Entering Fever mode is but one example. She does one occasionally in dialogue.
  • Pink Fan Of Doom: It suffers a lot less abuse than you'd think, though.
  • Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: As performed in the move "Fist Punishment".
  • Rescue Romance: Occurring in Madou Monogatari ARS, this is how she falls in love with Satan in the first place.
  • The Rival: For Satan's love, at least.
  • Signature Move: Joou Ranbu (Queen Dance) is her strongest attack in pretty much every game. Cranked up a notch in YON, making it her Limit Break. Upon use, she flips (not rotate) her field upside down and clears all her nuisance Puyo at the same time.
  • Sleepy Head: Her alternate voice is this... but it sounds quite suggestive.
  • Spell My Name with an S: Most video game sites romanize her name as Ruruu when referring to the two Nazo Puyo games that she stars in. Meanwhile, the code for at least one of Sega's websites refers to her as "Leroux."
  • Stupid Sexy Rulue: Ms. Accord thinks she's "very sexy and quite wonderful".
  • Suddenly Voiced: Rulue is the only character in the first arcade game that does not have a voiced catchphrase, either due to space limitations or laziness on Compile's part. This is rectified in Puyo Puyo CD.
  • Supernatural Martial Arts: They don't call her the Fighting Queen for nothing.
  • This Is Unforgivable: Her defeat quote in 20th translates to "I won't forgive you!" She also says this to Draco after the latter destroys her soup.
  • The Unfought / Non-Action Big Bad: She was this in the MSX and PC-98 versions of Madou Monogatari III; in fact, Puyo Puyo is the first time that Arle battles Rulue directly. Averted in the Game Gear version of III, where she is indeed the final boss.
  • Un-Sorcerer: She's one of the only characters that can't use magic. She's incredibly displeased about it, too.
  • Whip It Good: Depicted with a whip in Game Gear Madou Monogatari III
  • Younger than They Look: SUN puts her at 18.

Satan

Voice Actor: Kazuki Yao (Puyo Puyo CD, TSU), Masamitsu "Moo" Niitani (Puyo Puyo SUN), Kenichi Ono (Puyo Puyo~n), Chikara Ousaka (Post 15th)

Curious... you seem strangely tolerant today. Then perhaps... We can finally have our honeymoon! Nothing but blissful love between us! My dream would finally be fulfilled!

A young man/demon with long green hair and horns, Satan is the neighborhood villain. A Deadpan Snarker when it got down to it, Satan's plans were laughably evil and honestly made no sense when you got to the heart of it. His affection for Arle wasn't added when Sega was doing Puyo, believe it or not, and was intended from the start.

  • Accidental Misnaming: His name is not Satin nor Stan.
  • And Now You Must Marry Me: His ultimate goal.
  • Autobots, Rock Out!: The only evil thing about this guy is the fact they never use his instruments for other songs. "Final De Puyo" indeed...
  • Affably Evil: While he's the designated villain, he never really is a jerk to begin with.
  • And That's Terrible: Played for laughs.
  • Berserk Button: Brushing him off like nothing and calling him a fake really gets on his nerves. Then again, he has a short fuse in 15th Anniversary.
  • Big Entrance: Attempts one of these in the first game...until Arle calls out "SANTA!"
  • Bishōnen
  • Big Damn Heroes: At the end of Puyo Tetris with Ekoro, to X.
  • Bowdlerise/Dub Name Change: He is renamed "Dark Prince" in Western releases; likewise, Masked Satan becomes "Masked Prince." This change is both the only element from the English arcade game to show up in the NGPC/GBA Puyo Pop translations and the only permanent name change overall.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: If anything went wrong, he was the first guess. Hell, he was the villain for Compile.
  • The Computer Is a Cheating Bastard: When you fight him, your pieces will be falling at max speed. His will be going pretty slow.
  • Continuity Nod / Call Back: When Yu meets him in 15th Anniversary, this happens (only in the fan translation).
    Yu: "Satan? So then you're a star?"
    Satan: "You refer to the old name of Venus, "Lucifer"? No, I'm no star in the sky."note 
    • And Satan mentions this tidbit in 7.
    Ringo: "Alright! We're at the school!"
    Satan: "You know, I may not look it, but... I'm also the headmaster of another school!"
  • Cool Mask: As Masked Satan. He's the True Final Boss if you score high enough without continuing in Tsu.
  • Cock Fight: If he, Schezo, and Arle are in the same room, bad things are more than likely to happen.
  • Creator Cameo: "Moo" Niitani himself voices Satan in SUN.
  • Crush Blush: Of the Blush Sticker variety, and isn't afraid to hide it.
  • The Devil Is a Loser: For a creator of Puyo Hell, he's quite pathetic (especially in Puyo Puyo as compared to Madou Monogatari) and constantly foiled by Arle and Carbuncle, and occasionally Schezo.
  • Easily Forgiven: Then again, he doesn't do much to warrant anything but.
  • Easy-Mode Mockery: He mocks the player at the end of the first Puyo Puyo's Beginner course. He blatantly acknowledges the difficulty level in the Puzlow Kids/English arcade translation.
  • Evil Laugh: Has twelve evil laughs in 20th.
  • Faking the Dead: All just to make Arle worried. She didn't take the act too well, though.
  • Final Boss: Of Madou Monogatari II and most of the Compile Puyo Puyo games.
  • For the Evulz: Before the first game's final battle, Arle asks Satan why he put her through so many traps. His response? "It's just my hobby."
  • Giggling Villain: More so as Yellow Satan; it sounds like Chikara was trying hard not to burst into laughter during the spell phrases.
  • Goofy Suit: Wears a Carbuncle one as Yellow Satan, as seen here.
    • Ear Wings: The ears on his suit follow his wing animations on the original sprites.
  • Harmless Villain: For someone named Satan, he usually has different plans than being evil. If he is doing something "evil", the choice he has in mind isn't.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: If you can control his forced speed spike, you can dish out a chain faster than he can.
  • Horned Humanoid and Winged Humanoid: Being winged seems to be bipolar, since he doesn't have them in Sun, DA!, or Minna De.
  • It's Personal: Satan wasn't too pleased with Ekoro meddling with Arle's body...
  • Laughably Evil: If he isn't being affable, all the other villains can be taken more seriously than this guy.
  • Mistaken Identity: Oshare mistook him for his missing lover.
  • Not Himself: In Yon and 20th.
  • Nice Guy: While usually for selfish purposes (if and only if it involves Arle), he often offers his assistance and he honestly never comes across as someone who'd hurt another. He freely offers his assistance to Ringo in 7 and later shows a friendly relationship with her in 20th Anni, is incredibly nice to Arle in particular, and most of the plots he has are of good intentions, if poorly executed. Heck, in 7, if you choose him instead of Ringo, he'll personally rid Ekoro out of Arle's body.
    • Dogged Nice Guy: Of course, he tries too hard in getting Arle's attention. He made tickets to a Hot Spring for her (which he tore up, and made into runes for her to find, only for her to throw it out), and has tried to impress her on multiple occasions, none of which really succeeded.
  • Nothing Personal: Literally. Satan doesn't seem to mind that Carbuncle's left him.
  • Not Me This Time: In Puyo Tetris, Lemres reports that he's been sighted at the same time that Tetrimino started appearing in Primp Town. Arle and Ringo jump to the conclusion that he's the culprit... and Satan throws a tantrum and runs away, citing this trope. However, Schezo actually believes he isn't the culprit, and helps clear his name. After Arle apologizes, Satan is happy enough to point out the location of the true cause being somewhere in outer space. Unfortunately, he ends up invoking this trope on another past villain...
  • Prepare to Die: His voiced catchphrase in both versions of the first game is "Die!"
  • Punch Clock Villain: We'd love to say "it's as if he just wants Arle's attention", except that's what he really does want.
  • Really 700 Years Old: He's 100,014 in Hanamaru Dai Youchienji.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Subverted; if he has a plan, it's most likely very silly.
  • Rejection Affection
  • Rule of Cool: Everything about him is, at first, based on this.
  • Satan... We think.
  • Stalker with a Crush: And Schezo calls him out on this.
  • This Cannot Be!: His defeat quote in 15th. Although not spoken, his defeat portrait in the first game has him babbling in disbelief.
  • Too Funny to Be Evil: There's not many moments (if any) where he's to be taken seriously.
    • SUN: Increasing the sun's size for an endless summer.
    • Minna De Puyo: Tore up a ticket for two for a hotspring clinic and created runes out of it. He tricked Arle into collecting these runes to rescue Carbuncle.
  • Villainous Crush: On Arle.
  • Villains Out Shopping: Satan in his Hawaiian shirt trying to have fun and get a good tan by enlarging the sun in PP Sun. Just watch the intro here...
  • We Can Rule Together: Interestingly enough, present in the English arcade game but not in the original. When Silvana rejects him, he tells her that she will die.
  • Your Costume Needs Work: Called out by Klug in his own story for 15th.

Schezo Wegey

Voice Actor: Kazuhiko Inoue (Puyo Puyo CD), Yujiro Ootsuka (Puyo Puyo TSU, SUN), Yasunori Matsumoto (Puyo Puyo~n), Masakazu Morita (Post 15th)

I only desire Arle! Nothing more...note 

Though "friend" is a broad term to describe him, Schezo is a Dark Wizard who wields the ancient Dark Sword. His goal was to get Arle's power, but it grew to take any power he found interesting.

  • Accidental Pervert: Assumed by many, much to his dismay.
    Arle: You know, it makes you sound like a pervert when you put it that way.
  • All Is Well That Ends Well: Was once an enemy to Arle, they now just hang out from time to time.
  • Angry Fist-Shake: He sometimes has it during some cutscenes, but is usually seen as his defeated animation.
  • Anime Hair: It was... rather poofy in the Discstation animation shorts.
  • Attractive Bent-Gender: As "Sherry", who has only made an appearance in Shin Madou Monogatari (a novel series of the game).
  • Badass Cape: You rarely see him without one. In Madou Monogatari: Tower of the Magician, he wears two of them, and in Puyo Quest, he has a capelet over his cape once he's at gold. Oh, and he learned dark magic when he was only 14. Before he even succeeded the title of Dark Wizard.
  • Badass Unintentional:
    • Madou Monogatari: Tower of the Magician simply begins with a quest for power. But then it escalates into fighting Dark Matter, who defeated Wish off screen, then possess her after getting defeated once by Schezo. Schezo eventually wipes him out on the second battle, freeing Wish and prevented impending destruction.
    • In his story on 20th, he gets himself caught in the same mess Arle's involved in, and he defeats Satan in her place.
  • Bag of Spilling: He only has Areiado, Flame, and Blizzard in Waku Puyo, when he's supposed to have more than that. Then again, he did get his magic power stolen.
  • Berserk Button: Don't call him a pervert.
  • Big "Shut Up!": Drops one on Draco in her story in 20th Anniversary.
  • Big "WHAT?!": His response to Witch saying "I want you, alright?" in SUN (He stammers the word in this case.) and 20th.
  • Blush Sticker: Dons them as Nekomimi Schezo at gold rank in Puyo Quest, and in Puyo Tetris when he crosses into Cuteness Proximity.
  • Butt Monkey: Especially in SUN and 15th Anniversary.
  • The Cameo: Interestingly, he's part of a scare spell Arle uses in Madou Monogatari: Genesis.
  • Cat Boy: As Nekomimi Schezo, via Animal-Eared Headband and a faux tail.
  • Catch Phrase: "I want you!" The translations loosely interpret it to "Be my desire!" though.
  • Caught in a Snare: Within the first few seconds of his story in SUN.
  • Chewing the Scenery: Briefly invoked in 20th, when Rulue calls him out on being very dull and to-the-point in his story. Also happens in 15th, where he says his catch phrase in an spectacularly overblown manner to Arle.
  • Creepy Good: I want you!...r power!
  • Cuteness Proximity: Schezo finds Dongurigaeru, Onion Pixy, and Ocean Prince(!?) adorable. Arle, however, manages to exploit this in a drama track and gets a free shot on him.
    • I'm Taking Her Home with Me!: He finds Dongurigaeru cute enough to trigger this. Twice. It's one of the few times he says "I want you!" on purpose!
  • Cool Sword: A magical sword, no less!
  • Dark Is Not Evil: He's certainly not the nicest guy for a protagonist, but he has good intentions.
  • A Day in the Limelight: He's the main character of Madou Monogatari: Tower of the Magician. He also serves as the player character of Sun's Difficult course, as well as being the central character of Puyo Tetris DLC chapter EX 9: Dream of Primp.
  • Down the Rabbit Hole: Rather, down a mirror in Madou Monogatari ARS. He comes back as the next Dark Wizard.
  • Dub Name Change: "Devious" in the English arcade translation.
  • Enemy Mine: He may be a rival, but he is willing to ally alongside Arle to punish Satan.
    • In a villainous case, should Arle side with neither him or Satan in Game Gear Madou Monogatari II, he and Satan team up to take down Arle. They succeed. Instant game over!
  • Evil Versus Evil: In the first arcade game, he planned to use Arle's power to take Satan's place as the ruler of Puyo Hell. Retained in the English translation, just replace "ruler of Puyo Hell" with "Prince of the Black Kingdom".
  • Exact Words: The main reason Schezo's wish got corrupted. Because his pronunciation of the word "pervert" was very specific, the medal assumed that specific pronunciation and granted it from there. The translation works around the end result by using "weirdo" instead of the regular pronunciation.
  • Fingerless Gloves: Some of his costume designs has him wear these, but he seems to be wearing them regularly since 15th Anniversary.
  • Get Out: And don't disturb his peace and quiet time! Klug wanted the cave's crystals for himself, Sig made a mess with Schezo's belongings just to find a bug, and Risukuma finds the climate suitable for his experiments. Schezo was not happy and promptly chases themnote  out. Then he ends up getting caught in the mess Arle planned to stop. Poor Schezo doesn't get a break.
  • Gosh Dang It to Heck!: "Confound it!" instead of actual swears.
  • Heavy Sleeper / NPC Roadblock: You're going to need to wake him up to get past that bridge in BOX's Quest mode. How? Hot tea. The resulting awakening makes him jump frantically from burning his tongue and eventually falls into the river.
  • Heel-Face Turn: He comes to Arle's aid when she confronts Satan in the Game Gear Madou Monogatari II.
  • Hey, It's That Voice!: Hey, Ichigo.
  • Holding Your Shoulder Means Injury: Not the shoulder per se, but he holds his side after sustaining moderate damage, then his chest after heavy damage in Madou Monogatari: Tower of the Magician.
  • Idiot Hair: In his design for 15th onward.
  • Innocently Insensitive: He calls Rider an "imp", but it offended her because it's not true.
    • Then he tells Rulue Satan might be fearful of her physical prowess as a result of her lack of magic. The latter sets her off and proceeds to beat the crap out of him.
  • Irony: The Space-time Crystal he encountered in the prologue of Waku Puyo? He attempted to take its power, only for his own power to get stolen. He wasn't happy about that, and ventured into Waku Puyo Land to get his power back.
  • It's Probably Nothing: He gets stabbed on the back of the head with a syringe by Honey Bee, shrugs it off after failing to find her, and passes it off as a figment of his imagination. Then you realize she's your next opponent.
  • Leitmotif: 15th gave him, and you're seeing this coming; "I Want You!...r Power!"
  • Losing Your Head: Ever seen a decapitated head fight back? ...Yeaaaah...
  • Magic Knight: Though in this case, the Knight is the subclass.
  • Mystical White Hair: Then again, he does come from a world filled with magic.
  • Names to Run Away From Really Fast: In an ancient in-universe language, his name means "the gorgeous man who defiles the god". And his signature move means "breaking the wing of an angel".
  • No Name Given: In the original MSX 2 version of Madou Monogatari II, he was just called "The Mage".
  • Noodle Incident: According to Rulue. Given how loose the context is, it could be seen as Schezo being Mistaken for Gay when he said he is not interested in Rulue's body.
    Rulue: Huh?! Are you perhaps... Well, not what you mention it, there was that time, and back then, and even right now... You were doing that kind of things and this kind of things...
  • Not Distracted by the Sexy: He just passes by a sunbathing Rulue without batting an eye at her.
  • Not Himself: In Madoh Monogatari, where he's possessed by his light counterpart, Lagnus.
  • Punctuated! For! Emphasis!: Seems to have begun doing this in 20th.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: Apparently Schezo knows how to bake a cake in 20th Anniversary. A wedding cake. In a cave.
    • Going into Madou Monogatari territory, he wore a pink dress as Sherry.
  • Recurring Boss: In the Game Gear version of Madou Monogatari II.
  • Reverse Grip: He holds his sword this way when he casts Sting Shade or counters with Dunamis in 20th.
  • Really 700 Years Old: While he stated he stopped caring about his age in Madoh Monogatari Saturn, he's canonically 180 years old.
  • The Rival: Well, one of Arle's straighter examples.
    • Foe Romance Subtext: Considering how much he wants Arle's power, it might be more than that. Even if Schezo clearly told Risukuma he wants advice on taking Arle's power, Risukuma interprets it as him being unable to spit it out and suggests he should confess his love to her in person.
  • Say My Name: Shouts out "ARLEEEEEE!" when she ditches him in Puyo Tetris.
  • Shirtless Scene: You have to fight him half-naked in BOX's Quest mode. There's even another portrait to reflect this!
  • Signature Move: Areiado; the technique even serves as his voiced catchphrase in the first two games.
  • Spell My Name with an S: The early games couldn't decide on whether his name was spelled "Schezo", "Shezo", or "She-zo".
    • In an example that crosses over into No Pronunciation Guide, the English arcade game might have changed Areiado to "Areiad." It's tough to tell, between the not-so-great vocal quality and the...whatever accent that the voice actor attempted.
  • Spell Theme: Apart from Thunderstorm, they deal with shadows and his blade.
  • Sword Plant: His Victory Pose in 15th and 7.
  • Sword Pointing: A couple of his sprites in dialogue has him do this. Sun, 15th and 7 are some examples.
  • That Came Out Wrong: 50% of his dialog is this when it comes to Sega. Arle knows it well enough to fill in the blanks for him.
    Schezo: Now, I...want to do you!
    Arle: Um... I think you mean "want to do battle with you."
  • Vocal Dissonance: His DLC voice in Puyo Tetris gives him the voice of a little boy, possibly no older than 10.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: Played with; straight in Madou Monogatari II (especially the PC-98 version), but subverts it in the Sega-era.
  • Ye Olde Butchered English: Borders with it; he has the speech pattern, but never uses the words.
  • You Kill It, You Bought It: A non-lethal variation. This is how he got his title in Madou Monogatari ARS.

Witch

Voiced By: Konami Yoshida (Puyo Puyo CD), Nodapon (Puyo Puyo SUN), Yuko Mizutani (Puyo Puyo~n), Sakura Kaoru (20th)

I want you, alright?

A hyper-active, if not a little mean, witch. She's yet another of Arle's rivals.

     Original Characters (Secondary) 

Harpy

Voiced By: Wakana Yamazaki (Puyo Puyo CD), RIU (Puyo Puyo SUN), Satomi Koorogi (Puyo Puyo~n)

What? You'd like to hear me sing? Gladly! Okay! Get ready to be moved to tears! Here I go!

A pink-haired girl wearing white with cream-colored wings. She loves to sing; unfortunately, she is terrible at it.

Incubus

Voiced By: Tachibana Tasogare (Puyo Puyo SUN arcade/Saturn), Kotatsu (Puyo Puyo SUN N64/PSX), Yasunori Matsumoto (Puyo Puyo~n)

A womanizing demon who wants to become intimate with Arle. Despite this, none of his advances have been successful.

Kikimora

Voiced By: Sakanaya-san (Puyo Puyo SUN), Yumi Hikita (Puyo Puyo~n)

Right after I clean it up so carefully, you come along and cover it with footprints!

Surprisingly, she isn't a monster girl, and doesn't look at all like this. She is a blonde maid who is obsessed with keeping everything clean.
  • Blush Sticker: In her Fever-style redesign.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Kikimora's Clean Up from the PC98 incarnation of Disc Station.
  • Evil Twin: Has one named "Black Kikimora."
  • Idiot Hair: That single bang she has didn't stand completely up back then, though.
  • In Name Only: A very loose interpretation of the traditional Kikimora.
  • Meido
  • Neat Freak: In this girl's mind, cleanliness is VERY Serious Business. Poor Arle found out the hard way in SUN.
    • This is referenced in her YON Super Attack, which erases all garbage (Nuisance Puyo) from her side of the field.
  • Training Boss: Her story segments in the GBA Puyo Pop are all about getting used to various types of Puyo. By the end, Arle flat-out asks for the new rules immediately upon seeing Kikimora.
  • Wake-Up Call Boss: Because of her Super Attack in YON, she can give players who can't grasp chaining Puyo a lot of problems.

Lagnus Bishasi

Voice Actor: Sakanaya-san (Puyo Puyo SUN), Tomoko Miura (Puyo Puyo~n)

(To Schezo) Aren't you the perverted magician?! Stay right there, don't move!!

A warrior from another world clad in gold armor, known as Lagnus the Brave. He is Schezo's light counterpart, but is cursed to age down to a child.

Minotauros

Voiced By: Nobuyuki Hiyama (Puyo Puyo CD), Murasaki-shu (Puyo Puyo SUN), Yuichi Nagashima (Puyo Puyo~n)

Mooo! I won't have you badmouthing my Rulue! I shall avenge Rulue's honor by defeating you! Mooo!

Rulue's personal servant, the Minotauros joins as another point in the line that is the character relation map of love.
  • An Axe to Grind: Is often seen with a giant axe.
  • Berserk Button: Early in Minna, he and Arle have a normal conversation up until the latter accuses Rulue of being selfish. Minotauros's response is the above quote.
  • Bodyguard Crush
  • Declaration of Protection: Subverted in the fact that, despite being in love with Rulue and acting as her bodyguard, Rulue has no romantic interest in Minotauros at all.
  • Demoted to Extra: Minotauros is the final boss of the MSX and PC98 Madou Monogatari III and was a high-level opponent in the first two games. He is reduced to an NPC in Sun and Yon, and his only appearance after Minna is in the Puyo Puyo!! Quest spinoff.
  • A Dog Named Dog: A minotaur(os) named Minotaur(os).
  • Dub Name Change: "Max Minotaur" in the English arcade translation.
  • A Load of Bull
  • Nothing Personal: He flat out tells Arle that he doesn't hate her; he's just following orders.
  • Spell My Name with an S: Has the same suffix issue as Draco.
  • Suddenly Voiced: Inverted, as far as called attacks go, in Pocket Puyo Puyo~n. The game recycles voice clips from the console version and Sun; since Minotauros wasn't playable in either game, he gets absolutely nothing.

Nasu Grave

Voiced By: Ryo Horikawa (Puyo Puyo CD), Daisuke Sakaguchi (Puyo Puyo! 15th Anniversary)

Naaasu!

A glasses-wearing eggplant with stubby arms and legs. He is on-edge around humans, who he believes are out to eat him.
  • Author Avatar: Based on the founder of the Madou Monogatari and Puyo Puyo series, Kazunari Yonemitsu. He wears glasses and hates eggplants.
  • Berserk Button: Don't call him old, or a tomato.
  • Blush Sticker
  • Catch Phrase: "Otankonasu!" (Translates to either "eggplant with ash" or "potato-head." Either way, it is equivalent to calling someone a fool.)
  • Dub Name Change: Is inexplicably renamed "Blue Ghost" in the English arcade game.
  • Is It Something You Eat?: He thought Primp Town was edible pudding. Considering Primp (プリンプ) has very close spelling to the Japanese word for pudding (プリン), it's understandable.
  • Leitmotif: "Doesn't Matter Who it is".
  • Lost in Translation: "Nasu" is the Japanese name for an eggplant, which his Catch Phrase makes reference to. Whoever was behind the English arcade game decided to keep the insult without trying to work in the pun, resulting in "Blue Ghost" greeting the player with "Moron!"
  • Nerd Glasses
  • Planimal
  • Punny Name: Nasu (eggplant) + Musgrave.
  • Unexpected Character: Reappears in 15th Anniversary despite being absent since Tsu, beating out recurring "Beginner" character Skeleton-T to boot.
  • Verbal Tic: Adds "Nasu" to the end of his sentences.
  • Warmup Boss: He served as the Lesson 2 boss of the first Puyo Puyo's Beginner mode. It's referenced in 15th; Arle tells him that he probably can't win the tournament, which he responds to by asserting that he's not as weak as he used to be.
  • You Fool!: Calls pretty much everyone that he comes across a fool.

Nohoho

Voiced by: Sachiko Sugawara (Puyo Puyo CD Tsu), Kerol (Puyo Puyo Sun), Kenichi Ogata (Puyo Puyo~n)

Regardless, you still have to buy something. Store policy.

A traveling amphibious merchant. He enjoys curry, despite the fact that he's allergic to it.

Seriri

Voiced By: Naoko Matsui (Puyo Puyo CD Tsu), Eriko Kawasaki (Puyo Puyo~n)

I knew it! You're here to eat me because I'm a mermaid, right?

A blue-haired mermaid who is eager to make friends. Unfortunately, she is also afraid of strangers because she believes that eating mermaid flesh grants immortality.

Skeleton-T

Voiced By: Shigeru Chiba (Puyo Puyo CD), Guts Nakamatsu (Puyo Puyo SUN arcade/Saturn), Yoshinori Fujita (Puyo Puyo SUN N64/PSX), Kenichi Ogata (Puyo Puyo~n), Chikara Ousaka (Puyo Puyo 7)

Ocha! note 

A skeleton who enjoys sipping tea. Later it becomes a trio.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: A minor one from 7 to Puyo Quest. The body stripe on the main skeleton goes from red to blue.
  • Berserk Button: Predictably, he loses it when Draco causes all of his tea to evaporate.
  • Dem Bones
  • The Dividual: In 7.
  • Dub Name Change: Simply called "Skeleton" in the English arcade translation.
  • Frothy Mugs of Water: For some reason, his tea is changed to an "herbal potion" in the arcade translation.
  • Incredibly Lame Pun: Tells Arle that he has "a bone to pick" with her in the GBA Puyo Pop.
    • From 7:
    Skeleton T Trio: "It's 'T' time!"
    Ringo: "That's just lame!"
  • Joke Character: His Super Attack in Yon is an ever-increasing Nuisance Bonus...that requires the player to avoid rotating their Puyo. To put this in perspective, other powers include blocking Nuisance Puyo for 15 seconds (Arle), removing Nuisance Puyo altogether (Kikimora), and reshuffling every Puyo on the field (Nohoho), none of which have extra conditions like Skeleton T's power.
    • Played with in Pocket Puyo Puyo~n, where his default power instead locks the other player's rotation. Luckily, his AI is as dimwitted as ever.
  • Lampshade Hanging: In Minna, Arle points out that Skeleton-T shouldn't be able to enjoy tea -- considering he doesn't have a tongue with which to taste it
  • Punny Name: See Incredibly Lame Pun.
  • A Spot Of Tea: You never see him without a cup of it.
  • Tampering with Food and Drink: Attempts to feed Arle drugged tea in Tsu, with Arle guessing correctly that it is a trap. (She uses a You Just Told Me ploy to confirm this in the fan translation.)
    • In Minna, Skeleton T tells Arle that she fell into a trap by drinking his tea. Turns out that he made it with used teabags.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In Minna, he randomly shows up in the last area, which features Zoh Daimaoh and the recurring antagonists. Subverted in that he's not much more difficult that he was at the beginning of the game.
  • Warm-Up Boss: He's the first opponent in almost every single Puyo game that features him. This is likely a Continuity Nod to Madou Monogatari I, where a Skeleton-T is the first "forced" encounter in the game.

Suketoudara

Voiced By: Takeshi Aono (Puyo Puyo CD), Yasutoshi Akiyama SSS (Puyo Puyo SUN), Yuichi Nagashima (Puyo Puyo~n), Hisayoshi Suganuma (Post-15th)

Fiiish!

An armed-and-legged pollock that loves to dance and dreams of dancing.

Zoh Daimaoh

Voiced By: Daisuke Gouri (Puyo Puyo CD), Yasutoshi Akiyama SSS (Puyo Puyo SUN), Hiroki Yasumoto (Puyo Puyo! 15 Anniversary)

Giant Rage!

An Indian elephant whose name literally translates to "Elephant Demon King." He is known for his fits of rage, which are triggered by nearly everything.

  • Attack Theme: All of his attacks use the word "Gekido" which, of course, means "rage."
  • Burning with Anger: In Sun, the heat makes him so angry that he melts a hole into the ground. In Schezo's story, after he climbs out of the ground, Schezo refers to him as a "demon from the depths." This makes Zoh Daimaoh so angry that he grabs Schezo and creates a second hole.
    Schezo: "Like a human could possibly do that?!"
  • Difficulty Spike: In the first game, he is the last Mook-based character. The game's drop speed is kicked up another notch and he goes for more chains than most of his predecessors.
  • Does Not Know His Own Strength: Said nearly verbatim in the English arcade game, after Silvana complains that his earth-shaking stomp is scaring away the surrounding animals.
  • Dub Name Change: "Elephant Lord'' in the English arcade game.
  • Funny Animal
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: His defining trait.
  • Leitmotif: "I'm the Zoh Daimaoh".
  • Unexpected Character: Though slightly less surprising than Nasu Grave (prior to the Fever series, Zoh Daimaoh only missed Puyo Puyo~n), he is still re-introduced to the series before notables such as Draco and Witch.
  • Unstoppable Rage: Emphasized in a few games, where he moves at top speed and the screen actually shakes as his Puyo hit the floor.
  • Verbal Tic: Adds "zou" to the end of his battle phrases.
  • You Shall Not Pass: Tells Arle that "none shall pass" on two separate occasions in Minna.
    • Because I Said So: His reasoning on the first encounter.
    • Hey, That's My Line!: They second time they meet, Arle immediately (and correctly) assumes that Zoh will follow up with "None shall pass unless we play Puyo Pop." Unsurprisingly, stealing Zoh's lines makes him very angry.

     Characters Introduced in Puyo Puyo Fever series 

Akuma

Voice Actor: Takumi Yamazaki

Please stop calling me "old man". It makes me feel my age.

A kind demon in the form of a blue teddy bear, and curator of Primp Town's museum. He's one of the wiser residents of Primp Town, but is known for his violent vocal changes.

Amitie

Voice Actor: Shiho Kikuchi

Let's play Puyo!

The protagonist of the Fever series, Amitie is nice, but a bit ditzy. Her heart is in the right place, and though she's better at reacting to things than Raffine or Sig, she still ends up jumping to wrong conclusions.

Baldanders

Voice Actor: Hisayoshi Suganuma

Woof!

A Hellhound wearing armor that Feli accidentally summoned at one point. He's very protective of Feli and follows all of her commands, but doesn't seem to like Lemres.

Dongurigaeru

Voice Actor: Naomi Wakabayashi

Ribbit ribbit!

A round frog that rolls around in an acorn top. He has some sort of connection to Amitie, and is often seen singing.

Feli

Voice Actor: Yukie Maeda

You there... you're thinking of a bad thing... aren't you?

Lemres' number one fangirl and underclass woman. She's skilled in divination, very intimidating, but shows her sweet side to Lemres.

Frankensteins

Voice Actors: Takuo Kawamura (Frankendad) & Mie Sonozaki (Frankenson)

F-f-friEND!
Daddy says... "End! We won't let you pass!"

A pair of, well, Frankensteins that appeared in only the first two games. Frankendad is The Unintelligible, and his son has a Verbal Tic.

Klug

Voice Actor: Mie Sonozaki

They'renote  very cool. In fact, there's nothing cooler... than being smart and looking good with books. Like myself. I'm the coolest of them all, actually.

Local genius of Primp Town, Klug serves as a sort of Mr. Exposition, with knowledge of several events (but never willing to reveal them).

Lemres

Voice Actor: Takumi Yamazaki

Now then, Mr Akuma. Shall we play our game of Puyo? If I win, you'll be given five candies. Okay?

A senior magic student of the neighboring, unnamed town, Lemres was the boss of the WakuWaku course in Fever 2. He's actually very strong and intelligent, but hides it behind being Sega's new Schezo.

Ms. Accord

Voice Actor: Miwa Kouzuki

Let's begin.

The mysterious schoolteacher of Primp Town that holds the living cat puppet Popoi. She seems sweet, but holds some strange secrets that are still unexplained.

Ocean Prince

Voice Actor: Naomi Wakabayashi

I order thee! My servant! Devote thy entire being into claiming that precious artifact!

A pink dolphin that lives in the neighboring ocean. Very crass and a stereotypical royal-stuckup.

  • Amazing Technicolor Wildlife
  • Battle Butler: Both his actual butler, Otomo, and Sig.
  • Demoted to Extra: In Puyo Tetris. Appears once in space along with Suketoudara, and demands him to find a way home.
    • He appears in the second DLC chapter (chapter 9) as another one of Schezo's obstacles. He's immediately scared off by Schezo's Cuteness Proximity mode.
  • Exotic Eye Designs: A four-point star in both of his eyes.
  • Expy: Of Suketoudara's "talking fish" thing.
  • Humanity Ensues: Inverted; The Ocean Prince is a prince that turned himself into a dolphin by magic to get away from his duties at the castle and be free, thus why his butler is always looking for him. During Raffine's WakuWaku course in Fever 2, he's captured and returned to his human form, playing it straight. He returns to normal though when he gets the Lantern of the Stars back from Strange Klug, though.
  • Making a Splash: His spells.

Onion Pixy

Voice Actor: Noriko Namiki

Onion! Onion onion!

A small oni that lives in the forest. He has a crush on a fellow member of his race, Oniko, and considers himself Sig's rival for her love.

Oshare Bones

Voice Actor: Makoto Yasumura

Call the fashion police!

A flamboyantly gay skeleton who is very interested in fashion, and often criticizes the appearances of those around him. He's currently awaiting the day when he can finally reunite with his long-lost lover. Also, in Puyo Puyo Fever 2, he runs the item shop.

Raffine

Voice Actor: Noriko Namiki

So much for respecting the elderly... How dare you give me that attitude! Forget being nice, I'll just force you to tell me!

Alpha Bitch of Primp Town, Raffine's possibly one of the cruelest characters from Fever, and is the rare case in the entire series; she's the only person mean 24/7.

Rider

Voice Actor: Noriko Namiki

Umm... also, if I win... Will you let me call you brother?

An imp, demon, or ogre that attends school at Primp Town. Very shy, she treats Satan like a big brother.

Sig

Voice Actor: Yuriko Fuchizaki

Sig is everything but emotional. He's very quiet and isn't moved by anything at all, save for bugs. He doesn't mind that he's part demon, either. Obsessed with bugs, but this wasn't brought up in his first appearance at all.
  • Accidental Misnaming: Tends to misname Raffine "Wuffine", or when corrected, "Waffine".
  • Bad Powers, Good People: Yes, he has demonic powers, but he has no evil intentions at all.
  • Beetle Maniac: In official art, he usually has a beetle on his head. For 20th Anniversary, his shirt has a beetle on it.
  • Berserk Button: Leave his ladybug alone. Please. Witch found out the hard way.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Though not as out there as Amitie, he is a little slow sometimes.
  • Creepy Monotone: As part of his stoic demeanor.
  • Spell My Name with an S: In-Universe; Ringo spelled his name as "Shigu" when she meets him in 7.note 
  • Spell Theme: Cyan, Paraiba, and Robin's Egg are blue items; a color, a blue stone, and a blue-colored egg. Lapis Lazuil is another blue stone, replacing Paraiba in 20th. Celestial is a term used to describe the sky, and Hydrangeas are often a blue color as well.
  • The Stoic: Exaggerated; this guy's face hardly moves, and has a perpetually monotone voice. Unless you use his alternate, "Happy" voice in 20th.

Tarutaru

Voice Actor: Takuo Kawamura

A long autumn night underneath a beautiful moon... I'm so fond of it!

A bigger student at Primp Magic School, Tarutaru is a lover of nature and small creatures. He was a great friend of Rider, Fever Birds, and Baldanders, until he got removed from the series.

Yu and Rei

Voice Actor: Tamaki Nakanishi (Both of them)

Because I'm a ghost. We get the rights to terrorize people. Now, get ready for your final ride!
Get ready.

Ghost twins that haunt the mansion in the middle of town. Yu's very upbeat and tends to overuse puns. Her younger brother, Rei, is very quiet and seldom speaks.

     Characters Introduced in Puyo Puyo 7 

Andou Ringo

Voice Actor: Asami Imai

Oh, come on! No Puyo, just this once!

The protagonist of 7 and more down-to-earth than Arle and Amitie. She constantly questions everything about the other two universes, but doesn't seem to mind her own weirdness.
  • Art Shift: Notable for being the only character with an expression that has a rougher outline than normal. This being her Oh Crap reaction.
  • Badass Unintentional: If it hadn't been for Arle, after teaching her how to play, suddenly being kidnapped and possessed, then Ringo would've never gone out on a limb and became good at the game.
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: The redhead to the "A" Trio.
  • But Thou Must: Even if she doesn't want to play Puyo, she's forced to.
  • Childhood Friends: With Maguro.
  • Divergent Character Evolution: She uses Yu and Rei's dropset and stats in 7, but receives her own dropset in 20th.
  • Expressive Hair: It freaks out when she does.
  • Family Business: Andou Groceries, the store her parents own.
  • Fire, Ice, Lightning: Subverted. She only uses lightning, compared to the other protagonists.
  • Gender-Blender Name: A female name in Japanese, but male in English.
  • Hair Decorations: Has one as a green Puyo.
  • Idiot Hair: The Expressive Hair in question. Well, one of them.
  • Instant Expert: She gets to playing (and winning!) Puyo within seconds of learning it in 7.
  • Leitmotif: "Puyo Puyo no Uta."
  • Mega Twintails: The other half of her expressive hair.
  • Modesty Shorts: While not visible at all in art, she does sport a pair on a figurine.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Good job telling Ekoro to make people happy with Puyo when he has amnesia! Surely nothing could go wrong when you have the power to flood the universe in Puyo!
  • Oh Crap: Her face is a particularly spectacular one across her appearances, often Played for Laughs. When it's not though, it happens when...
    • 7: Ekoro plans to cause a universal puyo-pocalypse.
    • 20th: Ekoro posses Satan, causing space-time to go out of control.
    • Puyo Tetris: The Tetobou has completely lost control, inevitably causing a crash landing towards her school.
  • Only Sane Girl: When you question the very nature of the game itself, she's even above Arle for sanity.
  • Punny Name / Stealth Pun: She's always carrying an apple with her.
  • Red Headed Heroine
  • Serious Business: Ringo doesn't understand how Puyo became this in 7 to a point of a Running Gag.
  • Spell Theme: Sine, Cosine, Tangent, Integral, and Permutation are all mathematical concepts.
  • Super Senses: She says she can sight the Andromeda Galaxy in the daytime. That means she has 20/4 vision.
  • Throw the Book at Them: Her attack, Integral, makes her slam a book down.
  • Unusual Euphemism: Has some with... math terminology? She changes "are you out of your mind" to "are you out of your vector", for instance.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Thanks to her following the hidden agenda Ekoro had, she almost doomed the world.
  • What Beautiful Eyes: As Rulue mentions, she sure has good eyes.
  • Wicked Witch: As Tainted Ringo. Her design is likely inspired by the witch from Snow White, as she carries a basket of poison apples.
  • Why Did It Have To Be Ghosts?: If Yu and Rei's story in 20th is any indication, she's terrified of them. Funnily enough, she's into the paranormal.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Roughly Grade B in 20th.

Risukuma

Voice Actor: Kenichi Ono

You can touch as much as you want... little girl.

An older student that ran the science club. After an accident in the lab, he apparently became a full-on bear wearing clothing obsessed with love. ...No, this isn't the weirdest thing about him.

Sasaki Maguro

Voice Actor: Yuuki Ishikari

Well, the truth is... something's controlling me! I'm so ashamed~. How am I supposed to whisk Takoyaki batter if my body would rather do something else?

The "fashionable" elder son of the local fishmongers. He's sarcastic and weird, but remains close friends with Ringo.

     Villains 

Dark Arle

Voice Actor: Mie Sonozaki

The main villain in Puyo Puyo 7, she is actually the real Arle being possessed by Ekoro. Her personality is nothing like the host's or the guest's, as she shows little emotion.

Doppelganger Arle

Voice Actor: Emi Motoi

She's a near exact clone of Arle that appeared in Madou Monogatari 123. Post-Madou Monogatari Genesis, she's a clone of Arle, but with red armor. She's the Big Bad of ~n.

Ekoro

Voice Actor: Akira Ishida

All worlds! All universes! All of everything! And you silly people too! All shall be buried in Puyo!!!

A blob-like space-time traveler with an extremely playful disposition. He is the main cause of Puyo 7's storyline, revealing himself after surrendering possession of Arle at the climax. What is his plan exactly? A Puyo-induced universal apocalypse. In 20th, he gains an alternate humanoid version named "Unusual Ekoro".
  • Aesop Collateral Damage: Playing tricks isn't good, but playing matches is! Then you possess Satan to make your point...
  • Affably Evil: He's very goofy and playful at heart.
  • Akira Ishida: Someone's having way too much fun over in the recording booth.
  • Apocalypse How: Attempts a Universal in 7.
  • Autobots, Rock Out!: Both, themes in 7.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: But don't forget the fact he's capable of blowing the world up with Puyo.
  • Big Bad: In 7.
  • Big Damn Heroes: At the end of Puyo Tetris with Satan, to X.
  • Bittersweet Ending: At the end of 20th Anniversary, Ekoro remembers everything; that he's a spacetime traveller with no time or place to call home. He decides to go travelling again, saying that he had fun and that they'll see each other again, although they probably won't remember him.
  • The Chessmaster: Especially when you take into account that he tricked Ringo into practically dooming the world by getting her to play seven Puyo matches that would open a rift in space-time.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: Has shades of this when he saw Maguro and Ringo having (what he thought was) an inappropriate conversation.
    • Comes up again in Puyo Tetris when Ringo and T interrogate him. He completely ignores T's questions and only answers Ringo, and even sticks his tongue out when T can't take a hint.
  • Curtains Match the Window: As Unusual Ekoro, if you subtract the pink pupils.
  • Demonic Possession: He's possessed both Arle and Satan on separate occasions and wanted to do the same to Ringo.
  • Dissonant Serenity: Always smiling, always playful.
    • Trying Not to Cry: His voice cracks at the end of 20th Anniversary though as he says his goodbyes.
  • The End of The Universe As We Know It: Tried to cause this in 7.
  • Final Boss: Of Puyo 7.
  • For the Lulz / For the Evulz: Depending on the game. Evulz in 7 and end game 20th, Lulz during the stories in 20th.
  • Giggling Villain: This is Ishida we're talking about.
  • Humanity Ensues: As Unusual Ekoro. The Audio Adaptation implies it that it is his attempt to solve his Inter Species Romance with Ringo.
  • Large Ham: As Unusual Ekoro.
  • Man Behind the Man: Behind Arle.
  • Mike Nelson, Destroyer of Worlds: Well, he doesn't really destroy anything big, but he did cause a rift in space when he possessed Satan in 20th.
  • Mind Screw: Very close to What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs?. Among stealing animations from Ringo, Feli, and Klug, (Arle and Amitie's in 20th Anniversary) Unusual Ekoro is full of this. For instance, one of Unusual Ekoro's animations has him blasting into the sky like a rocket.
  • The Nicknamer: Justified in that he knows no one's names except for Ringo's. Some examples include "Tail Fly Girl" (Draco) "Miss Straight Bangs" (Feli) and "Pointy Hat Girl" (Witch).
  • Not Me This Time: Like with Satan, he's not the cause of the Puyo and Tetris worlds clashing. The fact that he "runs away" as soon as he's spotted by Ringo doesn't help matters, but in the end, he ends up passing it off as hide-and-seek anyway. Once he's finally caught and defeated however, he finally reveals the true culprit to be the guardian of space-time, and gives a hint that "a lot of Puyo AND Tetris power is needed to reach the end of space-time and meet him".
  • Omnicidal Maniac: In 7. Not so much in 20th, where he's more of a Well-Intentioned Extremist.
  • Perpetual Smiler: And is always drooling, too.
  • Spell My Name with an S: Ekoro or Ecolo; it's slowly shifting towards Ecolo but most prefer Ekoro.
  • Technicolor Eyes: Unusual Ekoro's eyes are sky blue with pink bubbles for pupils.
  • Spell Theme: "Liar", "Swindle", "Fake Speech", "Lovely Trick", "Imitation"...
  • The Villain Makes the Plot: Causes just about everything in 7.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Is noticeably nicer in Puyo Tetris to X. May be justified given both are in similar positions: loners in time-space.
  • Walking Spoiler: At least, he should be, but chances are you know everything.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: In 20th Anniversary, where his meddling goes too far and eventually causes a rift in space, possessing Satan in his attempts to have fun with everyone and make them happy.

Popoi

Voice Actor: Miwa Kouzuki

Ms Accord's black cat puppet, Popoi is usually an assistant. He, much like Accord, is shrouded in mystery, and little is known about who or what he is, though he claims to be "The Prince of Darkness". Takes the place as Fever's villain, appearing suddenly at the end of the WakuWaku and HaraHara courses.

Strange Klug

Voice Actor: Mie Sonozaki

Heh, dare you demand I return your classmate's body?

A demon possessing Klug's book, Strange Klug is very different than the nerd everyone's used to. Takes the place as Fever 2's villain, appearing at the end of all three HaraHara courses. He grew popular though, and made comebacks in future titles, but never as important as he was before(if you can call him important).
  • Autobots, Rock Out!: Yes, it is compared to Touhou music.
  • All Is Well That Ends Well: Worries, but brushes his first defeat off as a bump in his plan. Begins to seriously worry after he loses a second item.
  • Bad Powers, Bad People: Is the second evil character that has dark intentions, coming after Doppelganger Arle and predates Ekoro.
  • Badass Cape: Wears a ridiculously big and red cape, held onto his body with chains. It's tough enough to take damage for him, too.
    • Cape Swish: Does this in his 20th by holding it in his hands and turning.
  • Big Bad of Fever 2.
  • Big "NO!": When sealed again.
  • Big Red Devil: If that shadow's to be believed.
  • Chained by Fashion
  • Cheshire Cat Grin: Rare edition; though Klug's grins are full of teeth, Strange Klug doesn't seem to have teeth period.
  • Concepts Are Cheap: Double Subverted; Strange Klug states several times that he took the three items and took over Klug's body to bring his body back, but he never states "why".
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Subverted. As a spirit sealed in Klug's book, the demon takes on a very cartoony look, with small gold eyes and a flat-toothed grin. During Fever and, until you find how he really acts in Fever 2, this gives the impression that it's some sort of prankster spirit sealed in a book.
  • Demonic Possession
  • Evil Gloating: And it's all he ever does.
  • Evil Costume Switch: Turns Klug's suit from purple to red, unties his bowtie, dons a cape, untucks his shirt, and messes up his hair.
  • Expansion Pack Past: If you read the Library in Fever 2, you'll find a story titled "Record of the Sealing". According to the book, a man bought a book that was used only for sealing souls, and would seal any one soul when opened. Upon showing it to his friends, they decided to travel up to the castle nearby to seal the demon that lived there, knowing he liked books and would read anything without question. When the demon fell for the trick of opening the book, only the "evil soul" was sucked in; what remained of the "good soul" became Sig's ancestor.
  • Expressive Accessory: Both the Living Shadow and Klug's spirit have expressions alongside him, even matching his surprise when Sig and Raffine walk off with his items.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: Added a charm and changed the time on Klug's stopwatch.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul
  • Good Colors, Evil Colors: Not quite bloody red, not quite cherry, but knowing previous history in Puyo...
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Inverted. The man who wrote Record of the Sealing stated that he didn't know what evil deeds the demon had ever done. If this is the case, he just lived alone in his castle, doing nothing noticeable until he was sealed away.
  • Living Shadow: Has a giant red one that looks nearly identical to his form in the book.
  • Loners Are Freaks: Record of the Sealing stated that he lived alone in his castle. Judging from how he acts, he really fits a description.
  • Humanity Ensues: Reversed. He went from being "human" to a soul trapped in a book.
  • Magic A Is Magic A: Defied. Even if we're never given a clear image of what the magic in this world is, all things that fly/float often have wings or "flying" in the name, like "magical flying cane" or characters like Draco, Harpy, and Satan. However, Strange Klug's book is floating without any source of magic around it.
  • Milking the Giant Cow: His laughing sprite, as well as a few of his spells.
  • Motor Mouth: In both Fever 2 and 20th Anniversary, he manages to fit in at least seven words within one or two seconds.
  • Neat Freak: His special skill listed on Fever 2's website is "cleaning".
  • Nerd Glasses: Large oval frames, just like Klug's. They're really an entirely different pair, though, even if they look exactly the same.
    • Scary Shiny Glasses: One eye is almost always obscured by a flashed frame, and can be viewed as more unsettling than both frames.
  • No, Except Yes: He's not exactly Klug, even if his posture when he's laughing or pointing is exactly the same.
  • No Name Given / Only Known by Their Nickname: He's never properly named, called "Demon" and "evil spirit" in Record of the Sealing , and is known only by Strange Klug. Sega apparently gave up trying to develop any story that spans multiple games.
  • Popularity Power: He quickly became an Ensemble Darkhorse after appearing in Fever 2, with most fans liking him more than Klug.
  • Power Makes Your Voice Deep
  • Power Floats: His final spell, Hydrangea, lifts him off the ground.
  • Powers via Possession
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: For being covered with the color red, he's actually a blue oni; he's actually a lot calmer than Klug himself is.
  • Reluctant Monster
  • Rule of Perception: The only in-game difference between Klug and Strange Klug is the glasses they wear.
  • Sealed Evil in a Book
  • Shaped Like Itself: Played with. It takes Strange Klug to reveal his plans to both Raffine and Amitie for the two to realize that the man that looks like Klug that's wearing different colors and altered his outfit isn't exactly Klug... and yet they still call him Klug.
  • Significant Birth Date: June 16 (6/16), the same birthday as Sig.
  • Spell Theme: Played with. He shares Nebula and Ignis with Klug, but then uses Nyx. A new spell from 20th, Anima, can bring you to several different things. "Rubor Vini" is "Wine Red"; you can either take this as a color for red or a sin. His final spell, Hydrangea, he shares with Sig, but has a very different animation for it, with all of his power going into the demonic Living Shadow.
    • Mythology Gag: As for Nyx, Ignis just had to be followed by another word ending with an "s" sound — just like most of Doppelganger Arle's spells (Abyss, Chaos, Labyrins, Eclipse, Grand Cross).
  • Is the Superpowered Evil Side
  • The Villain Makes the Plot: Played With. He did create the plot for all the Hard Courses, and his defeat is the true resolution to the plot. However, freeing Klug is only done on accident, and really all Raffine and Sig wanted were the items he was using to power himself up.
  • This Is Gonna Suck: When he loses, he either looks to the sky and sighsnote  or just sits down on the floornote . In the ending cutscenes for all the HaraHara courses, he doesn't yell or try and run away, but just seems to accept being sealed once more.
  • Throwing Down the Gauntlet: Whines "Come back!" when Sig and the Ocean Prince just walk away after beating him.
  • Unexplained Accent: The Nexus Wiki states that Strange Klug has a "unique voice pattern". Interestingly enough though, even if this states it's for Fever 2(and he's since then made more appearances), he pronounces "ichi", "roku", and "hachi"note  very differently than Klug, pronouncing them as "ee-ch", "rouk", and "hah-ch" instead of "ee-chi", "rouk-u", and "hah-chi".
  • Villain Ball: Says his plan out loud. Three times.
  • Wicked Cultured: He looks suave for a Puyo villain, owned a castle when he had a body and was a bookworm by nature.


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