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These are the most prevalent characters in the Puyo Puyo (and by extension Madou Monogatari) series, appearing in many of the major titles and spin-offs. Several of these characters were already established to be major, while others eventually became Break Out Characters and became just as prevalent as the established cast.

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     Arle Nadja 

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!

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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. The Game Gear version has her exclaim "My power was stolen!", all but implying Schezo did steal her power, 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.
  • 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."
  • Demoted to Extra: In the two Fever games. From 7 onwards, she regained her role as a main character.
  • 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? Nope, it just left a big bump on the head. (The size of Arle's head no less!)
  • 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.
  • Jerkass Ball: Several matches are started because Arle acts particularly cruel or mean spirited. Laughing a Minotaur's nose ring in the Saturn/Playstation version of Tsu, taunting Schezo by comparing him to fungus and moss in SUN, impulsively attacks Ringo because she mistakes her for a ghost in a DLC chapter for Tetris, etc.
  • 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.)
  • Modesty Shorts: We don't see this in the games themselves, but at least one figurine shows her wearing these. The costume replica featured in Phantasy Star Online 2 also features these if you look under the skirt.
  • 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.
  • Trademark Favourite Food: Curry, though not to the same extent as Carbuncle.
  • 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 

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!

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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.

  • Amazing Technicolor Wildlife: Some sort of yellow rabbit... thing.
  • Ambiguous Gender: Arle and Satan use different-gendered pronouns for Carbuncle - Arle uses masculine pronouns, while Satan uses feminine ones.
  • Badass Adorable
  • Black Bead Eyes: But was switched out for Blank White Eyes below temporarily.
  • Blank White Eyes: In his design in Fever until 7.
  • Bonus Boss: He is one in Sun and Fever. In the case of Fever, he takes Popoi's place for the final boss of the HaraHara course.
    • Giant Space Flea from Nowhere: Even Raffine points this out.
    • Guide Dang It!: To actually face him, however...
      • For Sun: Beat the Hard route without continuing.
      • For Fever: Reach the final boss of the HaraHara course without continues and use Fever mode less than 4 or more than 12 times. Alternatively he can be encountered if your continue count is at a multiple of 7. He will be fought in place of Popoi.
  • Demoted to Extra: Interestingly, he bounces between being a side character and a playable. He lost his playable status in Fever 2, 15th and Puyo Tetris, and serves as a sidekick character to Arle. Heck, Puyo Tetris' character selection lists them as "Arle and Carbuncle".
    • He has more or less lost his mascot status after Minna, though he is still often featured in promotional materials.
  • Dub Name Change: Carbuncle appears in Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine, but his name is changed to "Has Bean". Subverted, interestingly enough, in the English arcade game.
  • Extreme Omnivore: He took sword swallowing to a hilariously literal degree!
  • Frickin' Laser Beams: From his forehead.
  • Good Colors, Evil Colors: He's adorable enough to be a Kid-Appeal Character.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Dubious given who his former owner is, but he was Satan's pet before leaving him for Arle.
  • In-Series Nickname: "Kaa-kun" by Arle, and "Carbuncle-chan" by Satan.
  • Killer Rabbit: Is infamous for having the largest dropset in the game, giving him an arguably unsurpassed level of offense and defense in Fever rule.
  • Leitmotif: "Everyone Fight Puyo Puyo Until Morning" as of 20th.
    • Bootstrapped Leitmotif: The theme debuted as the first floor BGM of Tsu. The current remix was first used in Fever as both the Free Battle theme and the BGM that plays when battling Arle.
  • The Little Detecto: He can find items for Arle in Waku Puyo Dungeon.
  • Meaningful Name: His name is an archaic name given to red, cabochon cut gemstones. Take a look at his forehead.
    • It's also provided as the name of a creature with a jewel in its forehead in Jorge Luis Borges' Book of Imaginary Beings.
  • Non-Human Sidekick
  • Overly Long Tongue: While not shown often, his tongue can be quite long and has been shown grabbing things with it.
  • Series Mascot: Of Madou Monogatari and the Compile-made Puyo Puyo games. In fact, he was the Mascot of Compile itself at a time.
  • Sticky Fingers: He tends to swipe things in front of people. Arle's curry in Nazo Puyo, Sata- err Santa's sack in Tsu, Ringo's curry bread in a 7 comic strip...
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Carbuncle loves his curry.
  • True Companions: With Arle.
  • Your Size May Vary: Bounces between being a shoulder companion to the size of Arle's head.

     Draco Centaur 

Draco Centaur

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??

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

  • Animal Eyes: Has reptile-like eyes in her Tsu portrait and on the back cover of Rulue no Roux.
  • Anime Chinese Girl: Downplayed.
  • Artificial Stupidity: Generally the case in the series, despite the rare inversion. It's most notable in 7, where her AI is by far the weakest in the game, and the only one unchanged by Core AI. In 20th, she never rotates her puyos.
  • Beauty Contests: Her fascination with them is her defining trait; by 20th, it has gotten so bad that she mistakes a Puyo match (which, remember, is Serious Business) for a beauty contest.
  • Cute Monster Girl: Emphasized in the first game's Mega Drive manual, where the Lemony Narrator lists off her appealing qualities (including her good looks and horns), and then laments that her lengthy thinking times leads everyone to believe that she's a third-rate monster.
  • Cute Little Fangs: Became prominent in her Sega design, to the point that her CharaGumin model page specifically claims that this is one of her charming points.
  • Darker and Edgier: Her incarnation in Yon. Her feminine qualities are downplayed, instead focusing on her combat abilities to the point she wouldn't be out of place in a fighting game. "Beast Draco" in Box also uses the outfit Draco used in Yon, but takes it a step further by giving Draco a darker color palette.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Becomes the main character of Sun's Easy course, making her the only Madou Monogatari Mook to star in a mainline game. Unfortunately for her, she returns to her original status as a Warmup Boss the very moment that her story finishes.
  • Depending on the Artist: The size and color of Draco's wings. From Madou Monogatari 1-2-3 to Puyo Puyo Sun, she has giant red wings. As part of her Yon redesign, she is given small green wings. She is given giant brown wings in 7, and her design as of 20th returns to small green wings.
  • Divergent Character Evolution: Draco uses Rider's Fever rule dropset and stats in 7; in 20th Anniversary, she receives a new dropset while Rider retains hers.
  • Dub Name Change: "Dragon Woman" in the English arcade translation.
  • Embarrassingly Painful Sunburn: She gets roasted at the end of her story in Sun and lands in Arle's story with one of these.
  • Fangirl: In Madou Monogatari: Hanamaru Dai Youchienji, she runs a Satan-fanclub. In his own house. Apparently the only members are other Dracos.
  • Fake Boobs: Some official Compile comics depicts Draco stuffing her bra with Puyo.
  • Fanservice: Just about every shot of her in her swimwear in Sun, her ending being the most blatant.
  • Fingerless Gloves: In some art, most notably in her profile picture from the first arcade game's Mega Drive manual and the Saturn Madou Monogatari.
  • Freakiness Shame: Averted, big time, in the international version of Minna.
    Draco: "Beauty queens are soooo passé. Girls with big horns are the big thing now."
  • Girly Bruiser: She loves beauty contests and swimsuits, and beats opponents senseless with her bare hands.
  • Graceful Loser: She takes her loss to Arle rather gracefully in Minna, and happily gives Arle the rune that she found as a prize.
  • Ground Punch: Dynasonic in 20th Anniversary
  • High Class Gloves
  • Horned and Winged Humanoid
  • Jerkass Ball: She has a handful of cruel moments, such as blowing fire on Skeleton-T's teapot in Sun and destroying Rulue's soup in her 20th story.
  • Kiss of Death: Part of her attacks in Sun and Yon
  • Leitmotif: "Let's Play With A Rival!" in 20th.
  • Mighty Roar: Attempts one in her strongest Yon attack. There's also "Dragon Woman's" GAAAAAOOOOOH!.
  • Narcissist: Comes across this way in the first game. Unlike most character traits established in the first game, the sequels actually tone this down...slightly.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Helps Harpy in Sun and gets "rewarded" with a song of gratitude.
  • Non-Indicative Name: Aside from the fact that Draco is a Half-Human Hybrid, she has nothing in common with centaurs.
  • No Sense of Direction: She couldn't tell the difference between East and West in her story in 20th.
  • Out-of-Character Moment: At least that's what Arle thought when Draco didn't challenge her to a beauty contest.
    Arle: "...Right. Now go back to bed and let me give you your medicine."
  • Palette Swap: "Beast Draco", who only appears in Box's Scramble mode. She was presumably created solely to give Draco three forms like Arle, Schezo, Witch, Kikimora, and Satan.
  • Playing with Fire: As one might expect from a dragon. In addition to her fire-breathing techniques (Fire Breath and Burning Breath), she can use fire to power up her physical attacks. (Great Fire)
  • Pointy Ears
  • Qi Pao: Although she wears legging pants underneath, save for when she's an Adult in 7.
  • Queen Mook: Super Draco Centauros in Madou Monogatari III.
  • Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: Draco Special in the newer games. Dynasonic in 7.
  • The Rival: A rivalry that's mostly about beauty contests and entirely one-sided.
  • Sexy Backless Outfit: In Puyo Puyo~n.
  • "Shaggy Dog" Story: In 20th, she went through a lot of hell getting to the beach with an "amazing swimsuit", ranging from falling down a cliff, getting shoved into river rapids, and taking a wrong turn. The said swimsuit, however, was swiped by Suketoudara.
  • Shoryuken: Draco Upper from her Puyo Puyo~n attacks. Yep, a dragon performs a Dragon Punch.
  • Shout-Out: In addition to the above trope, her heavy damage phrase ("Otegami choudai!", roughly "Fan letters, please!") references the Terrible Trios from the Time Bokan series.
  • Signature Roar: Does a girlish dragon's growl ("Gao!") whenever she is angry or frustrated.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": The Compile-era games used any combination of Draco/Doraco and Centaur/Centauros. Sega's official romanization is Draco-Centaur, based on the English version of Minna and merchandise such as the aforementioned CharaGumin. The fandom sticks with the name that the first game went with.
  • Tail Slap: Draco Tail from her Puyo Puyo~n attacks.
  • Tomboy: Her incarnation in Yon is by far the most blatant example, while other games downplay it.
  • Took a Level in Badass: She went from the first (Normal) boss in the original game to sitting on the penultimate floor with Minotauros in Tsu; additionally, the versions of Tsu that contain Expert mode and use Super Puyo Puyo Tsu Remix's character order place her right below Rulue and the two Satans. Undone in Sun, where she returns to Warmup Boss status.
  • Trash Talk: She actually does not have a Spell Theme in Sun; instead, she does a lot of boasting and taunting.
  • Warmup Boss: Draco's AI level was all over the place throughout Compile's run, but Sega has adopted her original, weak AI in 7 and 20th. Her lack of Puyo Puyo prowess is exaggerated whenever her Core AI mode is enabled: it does absolutely nothing in 7, while she doesn't rotate her Puyo while using it in 20th.
  • White Flag: Pulls one out in her Sega-era defeat animations.
  • You Fool!: Dragon Woman calls Silvana a "brave fool" in the English arcade game.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Wears Grade A in Sega Saturn's Madoh Monogatari.

     Rulue 

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!

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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.
  • Alpha Bitch
  • Bare Your Midriff: Shows off hers in YON, seen here.
  • Berserk Button: Easily angered by Arle or Schezo talking about Satan. This gets exploited by them in Tetris to break her out of her mind-controlled state.
  • Blush Sticker
  • Boobs of Steel: Played straight in the Compile games and promotional material, downplayed from 15th onward due to the art style.
  • 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.
  • Foil: To Arle. Arle is the Nice Girl, a tomboy, specializes in magic, has no interest in Satan, and treats Carbuncle like her best friend. Rulue is a Jerkass, prim and proper, specializes in martial arts, obsesses over Satan, and often treats Minotaur like a slave or punching bag.
  • 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.
  • Meaningful Name: Her name when spelled in katakana (ルルー Ruru-) is similar to Arle's name (アルル Aruru), likely a nod to how she usually serves as a rival. In addition, her name is also similar to the word "roux" (ルーRū), roux being an ingredient in Japanese style curry. This is likely why Rulue receives focus in both Super Nazo Puyo titles.
  • 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.
    • In a similar vein, one of Rulue's animations in SUN depicts her preforming a Hadouken-like motion at the screen, like Ryu does in the intro to Super Street Fighter II
  • 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, to the point where she tries to defy this trope by tagging with Arle to attend magic school.
  • Whip It Good: Depicted with a whip in Game Gear Madou Monogatari III
  • Younger Than They Look: SUN puts her at 18.

     Satan 

Satan

First Appearance: Madou Monogatari II
Voiced by: 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!

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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 English release of 3D Puyo Tsu acknowledges this in the game's manual, with his entry being labeled "Satan (Dark Prince)". The English versions of Sonic Runners leave his name intact as well, 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...
  • Knight of Cerebus: In the first arcade game. Whenever he appears in cutscenes, he's depicted in a barren wasteland with constant lightning striking, contrasting the typical field the other characters are in. The cutscene before you fight Satan takes it a step further, with ominous music and Satan swooping down from the shadows. Battling him also has a sense of tension, due to the more intense music that plays and the sound effects sounding like explosions. To top it off, throughout the whole game his normally goofy personality is downplayed, becoming The Comically Serious at best, due to Arle accidentally calling him Santa. The second game is the first one that depicts him as the Laughably Evil Final Boss he's better known as.
  • 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.
  • No Campaign for the Wicked: Being the original (and recurring) Final Boss of the series, it's generally Played Straight, but there have been some aversions: his own story modes in 15th and 20th, as well as being Ringo's playable partner in two chapters in 7.
  • Nothing Personal: Satan doesn't seem to mind that Carbuncle's left him for the Sega era. Though, his original intention was to give Carbuncle to his fiance, so he expected that he'd transfer ownership at some point.
  • 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...
  • Obviously Evil: Until you actually see him in action.
  • 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.
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     Schezo Wegey 

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 

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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.
  • Catchphrase: "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.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Some of his victory quotes are pretty much his way of kicking his opponents while they're down.
    Schezo: (to Arle in 20th) Hmph. Would you like me to teach you how to chain?
  • 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 vs. 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:
  • Light Is Not Good: Downplayed (Due to him being an Anti-Hero) the times he's used white clothes, which is most of the pre-Fever games.
  • 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.
  • Mistaken for Gay: By Rulue in SUN, after he was Not Distracted by the Sexy.
  • 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 MSX2 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.
  • Only Sane Man: In Tetris's story mode, while everyone believed Satan was the culprit behind the falling Tetrimino, he's the only one that does not jump into conclusions and manages to convince Arle it was not his doing, and also helps her have Rulue snap back to her senses. It still does not prevent Schezo from being a Butt-Monkey, however (due to Arle having him endure Rulue's speech about Satan).
  • 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 

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!

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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: He's only slightly less prolific than Carbuncle in advertising. He also has more game appearances than any other Madou Monogatari Mook aside from the Puyo themselves.
  • 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.
  • Vocal Dissonance: His alternative voice set in Tetris gives him a cute voice similar to a child.

     Witch 

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?

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

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