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 loads and loads of minor characters from Madou Monogatari, Puyo Puyo Tsu, and Puyo Puyo!! Quest would overtake the page.
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Arle Nadja

First Appearance: Madou Monogatari I

Voiced by:
Reiko Kurusu - Madou Monogatari 1-2-3, Puyo Puyo,
Kotono Mitsuishi - PC Engine Puyo/Madou games,
Mami Inoue - Puyo Puyo TSU (Arcade, 16-bit versions), Madou Monogatari I (Mega Drive), Madou Monogatari Hanamaru Daiyouchienji,
Minako Ozawa - Puyo Puyo TSU (PSX/PC), Puyo Puyo SUN, Discstation Shorts, Madou Monogatari: The Final Test, Madou Monogatari Saturn
Emi Motoi - Puyo Puyo~n,
Mie Sonozaki - Puyo Puyo Fever - Present,
Ali Johnston - Puyo Puyo Fever (English)
Stage Actor: Risako Ito

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: Once Sega took the reins, her hair changed from brown to orange, her eyes went from brown, to blue (Fever), to golden-brown (Fever 2 onward), and her usual armor pads went from blue to green and 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.
  • The Artifact: Along with Carbuncle in what was otherwise a Continuity Reboot in Fever. Once the new characters were established, Sega began to undo this trope.
  • 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, and again to her projections of Schezo, Rulue, and Satan in Puyo Tetris for arguing over who battles against her.
  • 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.
  • Bullying The Dragon: Some of her Puyo matches are started after her mocking her opponents beforehand. Most of them are arrogant clowns, but still powerful magic beings.
  • 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. She's focused on trying to foil Satan like usual, but consider the antics she got into trying to get to him in the first place.
  • 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: She and Carbuncle were this in Fever 2, 15th and 7. It was made more obvious in Puyo Tetris, being 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.
  • Fingore: Her fingers fell victim to frostbite after using Ice Storm one too many times in Madou Monogatari III. How badly? They cracked open and bled.
  • 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.)
  • Lost in Translation: A rather infamous one: her "Diacute" attack was translated into "Diamond Cutie" in Puyo Pop Fever. Apparently, the translators thought that Diacute was a mashup of "diamond" and "cutie", when it is actually a combination of "di-" as in double, and "acute" as in acuteness. (Diacute is a damage-doubling spell in the Madou Monogatari games.)
  • 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: She's apparently named after a play called L'Arlésienne (The Girl From Arles), and thus her name should be pronounced "Ah-rll". However, she calls herself "Ah-rl-lee" in the English version of Puyo Pop Fever, which is apparently how it's pronounced in French.
  • 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.
    • Not So Above It All: Comparatively so anyway. In her own right, she can be pretty ditzy and playful at times.
  • 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.
    • Shouted "SCHEZOOOOO!" in Madou Monogatari: The Final Test as she saw him get killed.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!:
    • In Super Puyo Puyo Tsu 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.
    • In SUN she foils Satan's plans to increase the sun...only for Carbuncle to grow it again.
  • 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!
  • Slapstick Knows No Gender: Engages in Butt Monkey humour as much as the others. The opening title of the first arcade game introduces her by beaning a giant Puyo on her head.
  • 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".
  • A Taste Of Defeat: Expectedly, Arle is frequently the final boss you must defeat whenever one of her rivals has a playable campaign. She rarely seems to be that bothered by it though.
  • 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: Arle is French, Nadja is German.
  • Vocal Dissonance: "Silvana" has the voice of a middle-aged woman.
    • Minako Ozawa's Arle is a borderline case. Her high-pitched, childlike voice matches the super-deformed Arle from Sun...not so much the realistically-proportioned Arle in Waku Waku Puyo Puyo Dungeon.

Carbuncle

First Appearance: Madou Monogatari II
Voiced by: Masamitsu "Moo" Niitani (Puyo Puyo TSU Saturn), Ayame Kizuki (Puyo Puyo SUN, Madou Monogatari: The Final Test), Kurumi Mamiya (Puyo Puyo~n), Tamaki Nakanishi (Puyo Puyo Fever - present)

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

First Appearance: Madou Monogatari II
Voiced by: Yuko Mizutani (Puyo Puyo CD), Ayame Kizuki (Puyo Puyo SUN), Tomoko Miura (Puyo Puyo~n), Kaori Nazuka (Puyo Puyo 7 - Present)

No way!! Not only did I lose, but...you're telling me there's no beauty contest here??

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

Rulue

First Appearance: Madou Monogatari III
Voiced by: Yumi Touma (Puyo Puyo CD), Sarukaikai (Puyo Puyo SUN arcade/Saturn), Noa Asagi (Puyo Puyo SUN N64/PSX/PC, Discstation Shorts), Chizuko Hoshino (Puyo Puyo~n), Kanako Kondo (15th - Present)
Stage Actor: Mika Kikuchi

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.
  • Chocolate of Romance: As Lovestruck Rulue, having a box of homemade chocolates for Satan. Let us remind you that she can't cook.
  • Dark Action Girl: Introduced as an antagonist in Madou Monogatari III.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Has her own scenario in Super Nazo Puyo: Rulue no Roux (and replaces Doppleganger Arle as the final boss in the game's Arle no Roux remake), is the main character of Super Nazo Puyo Tsu, and stars in 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.
  • Go Through Me: Several times, most notably in the first game. From a gameplay standpoint, she is almost always faced right before Satan, making her something of a self appointed Dragon.
  • Irony: Her favorite food according to DA! is beef, yet her servant is a bull...
  • Kick Chick: Her focus on kicks began with Yon.
  • Kicking Ass in All Her Finery: Literal ass-kicking, no less.
  • Leitmotif: "Combat Queen Rulue!" in 15th.
  • Lethal Chef: She tried to cook curry in Super Nazo Puyo but it turned out terrible (maybe not to Minotauros but still). It comes up again in Draco's 20th story, when Draco comes across Rulue's "Doro Doro (Syrupy/Muddled) Soup", takes a sip, and finds it so terrible that she decides to destroy it when Rulue explains that she made it "with love" for Satan.
  • 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.
  • Shout-Out: One of her Yon attacks looks almost exactly like Chun-Li's Kikosho.
  • Signature Move: Haganshou (Rock-Crushing Palm Strike) is almost always her first attack and Joou Ranbu (Queen Dance) is almost always her last attack. The latter is upgraded into her Super Attack in Yon; 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."
  • Stalker with a Crush: Implied at times with her zeal in infatuating Satan:
    Rulue: I'll go with you wherever you go.
    Satan: If only you'd lag behind a little.
  • 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; 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

First Appearance: Madou Monogatari II
Voice Actor: Kazuki Yao (Puyo Puyo CD, TSU), Masamitsu "Moo" Niitani (Puyo Puyo SUN, Discstation Short), Kenichi Ono (Puyo Puyo~n), Chikara Ousaka (15th - Present)
Stage Actor: Lyra Amato

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:
    • In the original game, Arle mistakenly calls him Santa.
    • Yu calls him Satin and Stan. In the same cutscene no less!
  • 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. His and Ekoro's power combined created a strong enough warp tunnel to reach the End of Reality, allowing X to leave as he pleases.
  • Bowdlerise/Dub Name Change: He is renamed "Dark Prince" in Western releases; likewise, Masked Satan becomes "Masked Prince." The name is an Artifact from the otherwise-ignored arcade translation and the only permanent name change overall. Curiously, his original name is intact in the English versions of Sonic Runners for the game's Puyo Quest collaboration.
  • Brick Joke: Arle misconstruing Satan as Santa? Fast forward to Tsu, Satan dresses up as Santa and turns the joke on its head.
  • Butt Monkey: Just about gets no respect from anyone he's met in 15th. Calling him "Uncle", being called an impostor, name misconstrued multiple times, the list goes on. In fairness, he dishes out as much as he takes.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: If anything went wrong, he was the first guess. Hell, he was the villain for Compile.
  • Characterization Marches On: While Satan always liked Arle, he was originally much more obsessed with Carbuncle. Official comics and character profiles (such as DiscStation) never failed to mention how much Satan absolutely adored Carbuncle and often cried at home, feeling really lonely without his pet. His love for Carbuncle is at the rather disturbing point where his throne room is littered with countless Carbuncle dolls in Madou Monotagati Saturn. However, all of that changed once Sega began running the show; Satan's love for Carbuncle was downplayed while his crush on Arle was Flanderized. It's worth noting that in the first arcade game, absolutely no mention is made of Satan's obsession with Carbuncle or his crush on Arle.
    • In the first arcade game, while still somewhat humorous, his presence was more legitimately sinister and even earned a genuine Oh Crap! reaction from Arle (this is taken Up to Eleven in the English version where he's a standard villain). Come a couple games later, and he's playing the ukulele while trying to get his super intensified tan.
  • 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: We don't think the lord of hell (Puyo Hell, rather) could get any lamer than this. He is constantly foiled by the likes of Arle (moreso in Puyo than in Madou Monogatari), and can act like a manchild at times. When accused of being the one behind the Tetriminoes in Primp, he calls Arle and Carbuncle "big, stupid meanies." Then Ringo finds him plucking flower petals in a Loves Me Not fashion while still bawling his eyes out. Yeah...
  • 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: Satan doesn't seem to mind that Carbuncle's left him for the Sega era.
  • 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 100025 (when Arle is 16).
  • 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.
  • Sadist Teacher: Implied. After he screws up his wish in 15th for a role as tutoring Ms Accord's students, he vows payback on every last one of the little brats. Popoi feels sorry for the kids.
  • Satan: ...We think.
  • Spell Theme: Disaster, Juggernaut, Catastrophe, Cataclysm, and Ascension. Sun also had Punish, Darkness, and Tempest.
    • His console Yon incarnation is themed around the circus: Showtime, Pantomime, Beast Show, Mirror Magic, Illusion, and "Circus!"
    • And his handheld Yon incarnation is (mostly) themed around natural disasters: Typhoon, Snow Slide, Thunderbolt, Volcano, Devil Twister and Satan Cross.
  • 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 Breakdown: In Sun.
    Satan: Ahh! A Bald spot!? The dark wizard made my head bald! (Sobbing)
  • Villainous Crush: On Arle. Why? According to official Compile sources (e.g. stated by Satan himself in Waku Waku Puyo Puyo Dungeon), the reason Satan is so determined to marry Arle is because Carbuncle is with her. The full explanation: Before meeting her, Satan had already decided that, once he found his "queen", he would give her that which he treasures the most—Carbuncle—as proof of his love. Of course, since Carbuncle voluntarily chose a specific girl, Satan doesn't even consider other options! This is also why Rulue often tried to steal Carbuncle from Arle in order to get Satan's love.
  • 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...
  • Who's Laughing Now?: He gets a rare last laugh in Schezo's story in Sun. After the latter ruins his sun enhancing tech and scorches a bald spot on his head, he catches him from behind and gives him an offscreen beatdown.
  • Your Costume Needs Work: Called out by Klug in his own story for 15th.

Schezo Wegey

First Appearance: Madou Monogatari II
Voiced By: Kazuhiko Inoue (Puyo Puyo CD), Yujiro Ootsuka (Puyo Puyo TSU, Puyo Puyo SUN, Discstation Shorts, Madou Monogatari: The Final Test), Yasunori Matsumoto (Puyo Puyo~n), Masakazu Morita (15th - Present)
Stage Actor: Ruto

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 is to obtain Arle's power, but he may pursue any power he finds 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.
  • Adorkable: On one hand, we have a Dark Wizard who keeps a cool head, despite his problematic articulation. On the other hand? He adores cute things and doesn't even try to hide it.
  • 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: To start, he gets stuck in a trap, burned alived, stung without noticing, mistaken to be gay while remembering a past incident, gets called a pervert at least four times, and finally gets beaten up by Satan after giving him a bald spot. In the entirety of SUN's Hard story. In 15th, just about half of the people he's encountered calls him a pervert (Arle notwithstanding), within and outside his story.
  • 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!".
  • 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.
  • The Comically Serious: This guy here puts up a serious, dignified image to exemplify his status as Dark Wizard. Then when he mangles his choice of words, that front is immediately thrown out the window.
  • Continuity Nod: On his "Aloha Shirt" alternate in Puyo Quest, one of his quotes proclaims "It's such a shining day today... and not of someone's doing for once.", referencing SUN's plot.
  • Creepy Good: Bad first impressions aside, he's genuinely an intimidating person to trifle with, wielding vast amounts of dark magic. He's done more heroics than villainy throughout the series.
  • 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.
  • Depending on the Artist: Schezo's sword has countless designs for each of his appearances. PC-98 Madou Monogatari II is scimitar-like in appearance, Madou Monogatari ARS makes the blade black, the blade flip-flops between being opaque and translucent (Tower of the Magician makes it clear as glass), Waku Puyo makes the grip long enough for two hands, among numerous hilt designs that would take too much time and space to describe them all. So far, the Sega-era designs have been consistent, only going through subtle changes through Art Evolution.
  • 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.
  • Foe Romance Subtext: Thanks to his very loose choice of words, it often sounds like he wants more than just Arle's power. Even after a clear explanation of what he wants, Risukuma interprets it as him being unable to spit it out and suggests he should confess his love to her in person. Arle easily flustering him doesn't help.
  • 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.
  • Guest Star Party Member: A particularly zigzagged case in Saturn Madou Monogatari, in which he joins and leaves Arle and Rulue multiple times over the course of the game. Ultimately, he is not a member in the final battle.
  • 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.
  • 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. He's apologetic at first...then she calls her a pervert in response... Imp it is then.
    • 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...
  • Lost in Translation: The pun on Santa Schezo's skill "Santastorm" is untranslatable in English. Thunderstorm, his first chain spell, is spelled サンダーストーム, while Santastorm is spelled サンターストーム; one dakuten off.
  • Magic Knight: Though in this case, the Knight is the subclass.
  • My Instincts Are Showing: Implied defiance in Puyo Quest as Nekomimi Schezo. One of his quotes is him telling you to stop waving a foxtail grass in front of him, implying he might pounce at it if you keep doing it.
  • 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.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: Apparently Schezo knows how to bake a cake in 20th Anniversary. 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.
  • 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: Thunderstorm, Sting Shade, Areiado, Shadow Edge, Areiado Special. As expected from a Dark Wizard, he mainly uses dark magic. In previous games, he had Crush, Lwark Void, and Sagitta Adamas. He once used his sword for a chain animation, but it changed into a chain sound clip as opposed to an actual chain attack.
  • 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, and even Schezo himself has grown mildly aware of this.
    Schezo: Now, I...want to do you!
    Arle: Um... I think you mean "want to do battle with you."
  • Verbal Backspace: What he does when he catches himself sputtering something that doesn't come out right, though more frequent in the Sega games.
  • Vocal Dissonance: His DLC voice in Puyo Tetris gives him the voice of a little boy, reminiscent of his child form in 7.
  • 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.

Suketoudara

First Appearance: Madou Monogatari I
Voiced By: Takeshi Aono (Puyo Puyo CD), Yasutoshi Akiyama SSS (Puyo Puyo SUN), Yuichi Nagashima (Puyo Puyo~n), Hisayoshi Suganuma (15th - Present)

Fiiish!

An armed-and-legged pollock that loves to dance and dreams of dancing.
  • Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: Wears a bow tie in 7.
  • Agony of the Feet: One beating from Raffine later, she just barges past him, stomping on his tail fin in the process.
  • Ascended Extra: Definitely the most notable of the old Madou Monogatari Mooks as of 15th Anniversary. He's only slightly less prolific than Carbuncle in advertising.
  • Dance Battler: His Sun attacks are dance moves. Most of his animations are themed around surfing in the Sega games, but the attacks themselves still involve dancing.
  • Delicious Distraction: Arle thinks about eating seafood whenever she is around him in Minna.
  • A Dog Named Dog: His name translates to "Alaskan Pollock", a type of fish.
  • Dub Name Change: Becomes "Goby Captain" in the English arcade game.
  • Engrish: "Let's dancing!"
  • Fat Bastard: In the first game and Sun anyway. See Jerkass.
  • Fish People: He has the body of a fish, but has human arms and legs.
  • Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: Wears disco pants when fully evolved in Puyo Quest.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: In many of the games, AI Suketoudara begins a match by immediately dropping four rows of Puyo. It could spell doom if he manages to get a chain; otherwise, he just gave you a head start.
  • Jerkass: In the first arcade game and Sun, at least. He snaps at Arle when she tries to talk to him in the first game and hogs an oasis to himself in Sun. In the latter instance, the sea creatures get their revenge by swarming him and leaving him as a husk.
    • Carries over into the English arcade game, where he claims that Silvana is "probably not an intelligent lifeform" after hearing her speak. To be fair, Silvana had just finished talking about how weird she thought he was.
  • Leitmotif: Seen coming from a mile away, "Let's Dancing Together!" in 15th.
  • Love Hurts: This guy has a thing for Seriri, but she only sees him as a friend. He didn't take getting friend-zoned very well.
  • Meat-O-Vision: He turns into a seafood dinner in his Tsu defeat portrait.

Witch

First Appearance: Madou Monogatari III
Voiced by: Konami Yoshida (Puyo Puyo CD), Nodapon (Puyo Puyo SUN, Discstation Shorts), Yuko Mizutani (Puyo Puyo~n), Sakura Kaoru (20th - Present)

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

First Appearance: Madou Monogatari III
Voiced by: Wakana Yamazaki (Puyo Puyo CD), RIU (Puyo Puyo SUN, Discstation Short, Madou Monogatari: The Final Test, Madou Monogatari Saturn), Satomi Koorogi (Puyo Puyo~n), Risa Taneda (Puyo Puyo!! Quest)

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.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Her hair color shifted from pink to light orange between the early Madou and Puyo games, possibly due to palette limitations. She eventually went back to having pink hair in SUN.
  • Angelic Beauty
  • Bowdlerization: The English arcade game strips her of all of her angelic qualities and renames her "Dark Elf" for good measure.note  These changes don't carry over into Puzlow Kids.
  • The Cameo: Alongside Witch in 7.
  • Catch Phrase: Sings a solfège with the lyrics: "Ha-ra hire ho-re ha-re."
  • Cute but Cacophonic: Perhaps not to the level of The Banshee Trio, but her songs are still an unpleasant surprise to anyone who happens to hear them.
  • Cute Monster Girl: Once you get past the off-key notes. The sole exception is the Darker and Edgier PC98 port of Madou Monogatari 1-2-3, where she resembles a traditional harpy.
  • Does Not Like Shoes
  • Dreadful Musician: The exact source of annoyance (tone-deafness, constant singing, or noisiness) varies from game to game. See also Musical Assassin below.
  • Flower in Her Hair: Her alternate version "Songstress Harpy" has one, but it gets switched out with a hair ribbon upon evolving to gold.
  • Giftedly Bad: Shown when she teaches Seriri how to sing "correctly". Everyone within earshot was not spared.
  • Harping on About Harpies
  • Luck-Based Mission: AI Harpy starts each match by lining the left and right walls with Puyo in hopes of creating surprise chains. Though not as crazy as Suketoudara's stacking method, it is nowhere near as effective as Nohoho's.
    • Her console Yon and Box powers turn her Nuisance Puyo into random colors.
  • Musical Assassin: Her spell theme consists of her singing. Her skill in Puyo Quest causes a power reduction on blue-colored cards, while Songstress Harpy's skill (Which translates to Melodic or Horrific Chant) outright does direct damage.
  • Vocal Range Exceeded: Quite easily, since she doesn't have any vocal range to speak of.
  • Wake-Up Call Boss: In the first game, her stage features the first major drop speed increase.
  • Winged Humanoid

Incubus

First Appearance: Madou Monogatari III
Voiced by: Tachibana Tasogare (Puyo Puyo SUN arcade/Saturn), Kotatsu (Puyo Puyo SUN N64/PSX/PC, Madou Monogatari Saturn), Yasunori Matsumoto (Puyo Puyo~n), Hisayoshi Suganuma (Puyo Puyo!! Quest)

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

Kikimora

First Appearance: Madou Monogatari: Michikusa Ibun
Voiced by: Sakanaya-san (Puyo Puyo SUN, Discstation Short), Yumi Hikita (Puyo Puyo~n), Akane Fujikawa (Puyo Puyo!! Quest)

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." Whether intentional or not, her default Box power goes along with this theme; instead of clearing her garbage (Nuisance Puyo), she turns the opponent's unmatched Puyo into Nuisance.
  • 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

First Appearance: Puyo Puyo SUN
Voiced by: Sakanaya-san (Puyo Puyo SUN), Tomoko Miura (Puyo Puyo~n), Akira Miki (Puyo Puyo!! Quest)

(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

First Appearance: Madou Monogatari III
Voiced by: Nobuyuki Hiyama (Puyo Puyo CD), Murasaki-shu (Puyo Puyo SUN, Discstation Shorts), Yuichi Nagashima (Puyo Puyo~n), Hiromichi Tezuka (Puyo Puyo!! Quest)

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.
  • Bodyguarding a Badass: Why does Rulue, the Fighting Queen, have a bodyguard that she can easily pummel into submission in five seconds? We'll never know.
  • 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.
  • Distracted by the Sexy: In the FMV Puyo Puyo Sun opening, a particularly-Fanservicey shot of Rulue causes Minotauros to fan her with a giant leaf so hard that she is tossed out of her beach recliner.
  • A Dog Named Dog: A minotaur(os) named Minotaur(os).
  • Dogged Nice Guy
  • Dub Name Change: "Max Minotaur" in the English arcade translation.
  • A Load of Bull
  • Mighty Roar: Two variations; Saturn Madou's increases his own attack power, and "Roar of Love" in Puyo Quest lowers purple cards' attack power.
  • Nothing Personal: He flat out tells Arle that he doesn't hate her; he's just following orders.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": As with Draco, Sega dropped the "-os" suffix in the international version of Minna. And as with Draco, the fandom promptly ignored Sega's spelling in favor of Compile's original romanization.
  • Suddenly Voiced: Inverted, as far as called attacks go, in Pocket Puyo Puyo~n. The game recycles voice clips from console Yon and console Sun; since Minotauros wasn't playable in either game, he gets absolutely nothing.

Nasu Grave

First Appearance: Madou Monogatari I
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: "Blue Ghost's" English catchphrase ("Moron!") is a result of the translator(s) attempting to handle his Japanese catchphrase. Anyone who doesn't know about the original version will probably dismiss it as generic Trash Talk.
  • 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!: It's in his catchphrase.

Nohoho

First Appearance: Madou Monogatari II
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

First Appearance: Puyo Puyo Tsu
Voiced by: Naoko Matsui (Puyo Puyo CD TSU), Eriko Kawasaki (Puyo Puyo~n), Haruka Yoshimura (Puyo Puyo!! Quest)

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

First Appearance: Madou Monogatari I
Voiced by: Shigeru Chiba (Puyo Puyo CD), Guts Nakamatsu (Puyo Puyo SUN arcade/Saturn), Yoshinori Fujita (Puyo Puyo SUN N64/PSX/PC), 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.

Zoh Daimaoh

First Appearance: Madou Monogatari III
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

First Appearance: Puyo Puyo Fever 2
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

First Appearance: Puyo Puyo Fever
Voice Actor:' Shiho Kikuchi
Stage Actor: Rihona Kato

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

First Appearance: Puyo Puyo Fever 2
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

First Appearance: Puyo Puyo Fever
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

First Appearance: Puyo Puyo Fever 2
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

First Appearance: Puyo Puyo Fever
Voice Actors:'
Frankendad - Takuo Kawamura
Frankenson - Mie Sonozaki, Brett Walter (English)

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

First Appearance: Puyo Puyo Fever
Voiced by: Mie Sonozaki, Thessaly Lerner (English)
Stage Actor: Marina Tanoue

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

First Appearance: Puyo Puyo Fever 2
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 answer to Schezo.
  • Affably Evil: At least he debuted as a boss.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: His quirks are off-putting at first, but his skill in magic is nothing to sneeze at.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Is a famous warlock; popular enough to appear in magazines.
  • Color-Coded Wizardry: Is clad in dark green.
  • Compressed Abstinence: His story's plot in 20th. He attempts to wean himself from using candy to power his magic, and it goes about as well as you'd expect from a guy with a Sweet Tooth.
  • Expy: Of Schezo, though he exchanges the rivalry for his own quirks.
  • Eyes Always Shut: Fans in Japan though can't seem to decide if they should match his color scheme with gold eyes or turn him into a Heroic Albino.
  • Instant Expert: T teaches him how to play Tetris. Lemres catches on fast enough that he claims he could even beat T... and does so in the next stage.
  • Lost in Translation: The pun in Uncanny Lemres is lost when translated. The adjective is spelled "おかしな". If you drop the な (Na), you get おかし, which, fittingly, is the word for "sweets".
  • Madness Mantra: He gets a bit...loony under sweets withdrawal.
    • "Sweeswsweesweswsseesweseaesewesweetsweetswetsweetswe..."
    • And then he goes "Cake...Cake. Cake? Cakecakecakecake! CAAAAAAAAKE!"
    Schezo: UWAAAAAA!
  • Magic Wand: He switches out his broom for this in 20th.
  • Motifs: Feli keeps comparing him to a comet that will "bring the light" and wants to "keep people from blocking her light".
  • Mystical White Hair
  • Nice Guy: Once you get past the suspicious implications, he's really kind at heart.
  • Not What It Looks Like: Lemres attempts to give candy to Amitie in her course. Pretty much speaks for itself.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Not like you can see them anyway.
  • Sempai/Kohai: He's Feli's senior.
  • Spell Theme: Rissoler, Rouleau, Sucre Filé, Caramelisér, and Glaçage. 15th Anniversary adds Fariner and Forêt Noire, then 20th Anniversary adds Parfait and Confiture. If you put it together, it involves baking sweets. In translation, minus Parfait (which is a desert), they mean "to brown", "to roll", spun sugar, caramelize, glaze/frosting, "to flour", Black Forest (Cake), and jam.
  • Sweet Tooth: Justified in that it's his Power Source. Really. However, he tried to train without his candy for a few days. It doesn't go well.
    • Genius Sweet Tooth: Earning his status before he even graduated magic school, he possibly could be this.
  • Sweets O Vision: Dongurigaeru is not a melon gumdrop!
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Sweets, of course. According to 15th Anniversary, his absolute favorite candy is swirly lollipops.
  • Weirdness Coupon: He gets away with randomly passing out candy because no one seems to mind.
  • What the Hell, Hero?:
    • Gave Klug a book with a powerful demon inside for no good reason.
    • Forces Amitie to play Puyo with him with the stakes of "winner fights Strange Klug".
    • Wishes for the sea to turn into jelly, killing the entire ocean ecosystem.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: Subverted. He has the hair, gets called suspicious at times, but he's generally a nice (albeit odd) guy.

Ms. Accord

First Appearance: Puyo Puyo Fever
Voice Actor:' Miwa Kouzuki
Stage Actor: Juria Kawakami

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

First Appearance: Puyo Puyo Fever
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.
  • "Blind Idiot" Translation: His official name is, believe it or not, "Prince of Ocean."
  • 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

First Appearance: Puyo Puyo Fever
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.
  • All Gays Are Promiscuous: While no sex is mentioned, he shows interest in multiple characters all within the same game despite having a lover he's waiting to reunite with. (In 15th Anniversary, there's Lemres, Zoh, Satan, not to mention a win quote against Ocean Prince:)
    "Be sure to invite a lot of nice gentlemen to the ball."
  • Always Camp
  • Animal Motifs: Each game has little purple bats that appear with him in at least one animation, and the paper his letters are written on in Fever 2 has bat designs.
  • Berserk Button: Making even slightly negative comments about his appearance is a good way to set him off.
    • Another one seems to be "mocking" his fashion advice, such as when Arle briefly considers borrowing a hat from Amitie. (Whose hat Oshare thinks looks ridiculous.)
  • Bittersweet Ending: The ending to his story in 15th Anniversary is this, somewhat. While he is one of the few people to have his wish granted (specifically, a reunion with his missing lover), he uses ambiguous wording when making the wish, that leaves him stuck not knowing when his wish will actually come true.
  • Camp Gay: Disturbingly so.
  • Crossdresser: There are a few quotes that imply this. Whether he's wholesome or creepy is up to you.
  • The Dead Have Eyes: Well, one eye, anyway.
  • Dem Bones
  • Exotic Eye Designs: On top of the severely Mismatched Eyes, his right eye has rings in it that no other character has.
  • The Fashionista
  • Friendly Neighborhood Skeleton: His fashion evaluations may be harsh, but he seems to be on good terms with many of the other characters. A magazine article in the library in Fever 2 implies that at least some people in town might still be frightened of him, however.
  • Glowing Eyelights of Undeath: But only in one eye.
  • Going Commando: Amitie actually points this out in Fever 2 as described below. Being a skeleton, however, there's nothing in particular he really needs to cover up.
  • Graceful Ladies Like Purple: Male example, but is Camp Gay and certainly acts the part of a lady.
  • Gratuitous English: His spells, Elegant, Psychedelic, and Asymmetry.
  • Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: Not an animal, but is a non-human that wears nothing but a hat and cloak all the same. He gets really upset when Amitie questions him on this.
  • House of Broken Mirrors: In 15th Anniversary, he mentions having thrown away every old photo of himself into the sea, and then begs Lemres not to recover them.
  • Inter Species Romance: This win quote against Zoh Daimaoh, who is an elephant.
  • I Was Quite a Looker: He makes some claims like this in 15th Anniversary.
  • I Will Wait for You: He's awaiting the day he reuintes with his missing lover.
  • Japanese Pronouns: Uses the very feminine atashi to refer to himself.
  • Leitmotif: "Looking For a Visitor".
  • Lennon Specs: Wears a little orange pair.
  • Losing Your Head: Common in his hit animations.
  • Meaningful Name / Punny Name: Oshare means "Stylish". It's all he cares about. Also, his Japanese name, Oshare Koube, contains "sharekoube" which means skull.
  • Memento MacGuffin: The "Memory of Chu" item in Fever 2 was given to him as a gift by his now-missing lover. However, he threw it into the sea so that he wouldn't be reminded of his lover's disappearance, and once it is found he gives it to Raffine, feeling he no longer deserves to own it.
  • Noblewoman's Laugh
  • Nobody Over 50 Is Gay: Averted. He's at least 150, but his age when he died is unknown.
  • Purple Is the New Black: Likely, since having a skeleton wear black would be cliche (and unfashionable.)
  • Serious Business: Fashion is very much this for him. He'll challenge people to Puyo matches over it, in fact.
  • Shop Keeper: In Fever 2; it sells everything, from summoning items to live fowl.
  • Significant Birth Date: Christmas Eve, which in Japan is a very romantic holiday.
  • Trans Equals Gay: While his own gender identity is yet to be revealed, he mistook Zoh Daimaoh for gay because he wears a bindi.
  • What Happened to the Fashionable Skeleton?: While referenced (though not by name) in Puyo Puyo 7, his last real appearance was in 15th Anniversary, which brought up aspects of his life (his appearance and the identity of his missing lover) that due to his absence from the series have not been touched on since.
  • White Flag: Waves the flag in his losing animations in Fever 2 and 15th Anniversary.
  • You Fool!: His victory phrase is basically this.

Popoi

First Appearance: Puyo Puyo Fever
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.

Raffine

First Appearance: Puyo Puyo Fever
Voice Actresses:' Noriko Namiki, Brett Walter (English)
Stage Actor: Aya Kinoshita

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

Voiced by:
Noriko Namiki
Giovani Pico(English)

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

Stage Actor: Ayana

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

Voiced by:
Tamaki Nakanishi (Both of them)
Giovani Pico (Yu, English)

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

Stage Actor: Yui Kawamura

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.

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

Heheheheh.

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: Reiko Kurusu (Madou Monogatari 1-2-3), Minako Ozawa (Madou Monogatari: The Final Test), Emi Motoi (Puyo Puyo~n), Mie Sonozaki (Puyo Quest)

So, you think you can win? If I am victorious...you will do what I say!

Doppelganger Arle is...well...a Doppelgänger. She's a near exact clone of Arle that appeared in Madou Monogatari 1-2-3. Post-Madou Monogatari Mega Drive, she developed her own repertoire of spells, and wears red armor. She's the Big Bad of ~n.

  • Barrier Warrior: Uses a more powerful version of Arle's Barrier super attack in console Yon and Box.
  • Canon Foreigner: Orignally from the Madou games as a boss. Joined in ~n as the final boss, and seems to be remembered by Sega via Strange Klug and Arle's alternate voiceclips in 20th.
  • Demonic Possession: Did this to Satan in YON.
  • Divergent Character Evolution: Originally looked identical to Arle and used identical spells. Later games change the color of her clothes and give her different spells, such as Chaos, Abyss, and Ragnarok, though her personality become more like "Warle" from the Mega Drive remake of Madou Monogatari I. In Puyo Quest, instead of copying Arle's current design, she's closer to her Yon appearance.
  • Dramatic Unmask: How she reveals herself in YON and Puyo Quest. The clown costume, however, is rendered down into shreds.
  • Doppelgänger: Of course.
  • Driven by Envy: The ending of the Color ~n reveals she was jealous of Arle's attention.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Arle.
  • Giggling Villain: Very prominent in her in-game voice overs. She even laughs when she's defeated!
  • Good Colors, Evil Colors: Turns Arle's Heroic Blue to a Blood Red.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Arguably an attempt at this in Yon. While most end bosses in the series tend to fit the comedic tone of each game, Doppelganger Arle's appearance and theme towards the end of the fourth game is much more serious and somber compared to the rest of game. Her motivations (wanting to kill Arle out of pure jealousy) and actions (using Satan's power to capture Carbuncle and lure Arle into a trap) were also taken more seriously as a result, being a stark contrast from what's a rather light-hearted series for much of its existence.
  • Late-Arrival Spoiler: Puyo Puyo!! Quest spoils the reveal that Pierrot and Doppelganger Arle are the same person.
  • Man Behind the Man: The one behind Satan in YON.
  • Mook Promotion: Doppelgangers were random encounters in Madou Monogatari 1-2-3. Doppelganger Arle would go on to serve as the last opponent of Arle no Roux, a midboss in the Mega Drive remake of Madou Monogatari I, a late-game boss in Madou Monogatari: The Final Test, and finally the last boss of Yon.
  • Palette Swap: Depending on the game. Subverted in Box; unlike other Evil Counterparts, Doppelganger Arle's portrait is entirely different from her base character's. (Having said that, she has both traditional and Yon portraits, which play the trope straight.)
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning
  • Sealed Evil in a Box
  • Villainous Breakdown: Downplayed; As opposed to freaking out, she bitterly runs off, knowing she failed to replace Arle.
  • Villainous Harlequin: As Pierrot.

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.

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
  • Early-Bird Cameo: You can clearly see his little spirit form appearing in some of Klug's sprites in Fever before he shows up in the next game.
  • 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.


    Characters Introduced in Puyo Puyo Tetris 
(Work in progress. In the meantime, check out the Puyo Nexus page on Puyo Puyo Tetris for details.)

T

Voice Actor: Kaoru Mizuhara

The captain of the Tetobou and successor to the throne of the Tetris Kingdom. He's very mindful of his manners, but that also makes him rather stoic. T first meets Ringo onboard when tetriminoes started raining down in Suzuran.
  • Deadly Disc: Wields one in his attacks.
  • Final Boss: Of the main game and of the 10th Chapter (DLC only).
  • Only Sane Man: Compared to the rest of the crew members, he's just about the only guy with his head straight.
  • Purple Eyes: As the captain and current ruler, he's the strongest of the crew.
  • Purple Is Powerful: As stated above.

O

Voice Actor: Mina Tominaga

T's partner and the ship's mascot. He only ever utters "pi" or "bi" when speaking, but his cuteness keeps the crew in high spirits. He shares a parallel with Carbuncle, being yellow, animal-like sidekicks that don't speak with words.

S

Voice Actor: Yui Horie

Although she may look cute, this green-colored crew member is quite ill-mannered and a crybaby. Even then, she is quite fond of her Papa.

  • Jerkass: Ranging from trying to beat Amitie over the head to her various antagonizing remarks, she makes Klug look like an angel.
  • Parental Abandonment: By the end of Chapter 6, she shows a bit of distress over who her real Papa is.
  • Tsundere: According to J and L, anyway. She is noticeably less of an ass around Maguro.
    L: Hard on the outside!
    J: Soft on the inside!

I

Voice Actor: Yuuki Tai

The ship crew's engineer, I is a dog with extremely high intelligence. Despite this, he's quite skittish and is easily undermined into a whimpering mess. He's also often picked on by J and L.

J & L

Voice Actor: Kathreen Miyuki

A mischief-making duo, acting and speaking in sync with each other. You never see these two separate, and are often picking on I just for kicks. Just so you know, J is in blue, and L is in red.

Z

Voice Actor: Ryunosuke Watanuki

The intimidating, but dutiful robot housekeeper of the ship. He mistakes Arle and Carbuncle as intruders, but was convinced otherwise. For some reason, S calls him "Papa".

X

Voice Actor: Kazuki Yao

The former king of the Tetris Kingdom, and the Keeper of Space-time. He's incredibly laid back, but has grown quite lonely at the Gate of Space-time. Oddly enough, he's not modeled after a Tetrimino.
  • Ambiguously Brown: Notably, he's the only one that has this as a natural color, and not something like Strange Klug's case.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Yes, he does act a bit silly, but being the Keeper of Space-time is no trifling matter. Even Ekoro says X's power surpasses his!
  • Disappeared Dad: Heavily implied to be S's missing dad, and he greatly regrets leaving her.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: He reveals he is S's father in EX 10, but she doesn't buy it.
  • Not So Different: To Ekoro. They're both loners in space-time.
  • Rummage Sale Reject: Frilled dress shirt, suspenders, and...spacey balloon pants, boots, and gloves?
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: Should be a hint on not to take him lightly.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Due to his wavering emotions from being a hermit, his power slipped and caused the Puyo and Tetris worlds to merge. He inadvertently incited the entire plot of Puyo Tetris.