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    Characters Introduced in Puyo Puyo 7 

Andou Ringo

Voice Actor: Asami Imai (Japanese), Cassandra Lee (English)

Stage Actor: Yui Kawamura
Oh, come on! No Puyo, just this once!

A resident of Suzuran, Ringo is a teenage girl who attends Suzuran Junior High School and works part-time at her family-owned grocery store in the Suzuran Shopping District with her parents. She lived her life as your typical teenage girl... until the events of Puyo Puyo 7 forced her to learn how to play Puyo and save the world from impending doom. Ever since those fateful events, she's experienced the weirdness of the franchise on an almost daily basis. She is a generally intelligent girl who is always curious about solving mysteries, but this also results in her being the only person that remotely questions the insanity around her.

  • Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: Ringonote  is the daughter of grocers, carries an apple around and her head looks like an apple itself.
  • Art Shift: Notable for being the only character with an expression that has a rougher outline than normal — this being her Oh, Crap! reaction.
  • Audience Surrogate: Mostly in 7, given her role as a normal girl that comes across all the weirdness of the Puyo universe. Much less so in later games, as she's had time to get used to all the weirdness, and even shows off some of her own quirks.
  • Badass Bookworm: She's very intelligent, and can kick ass all the same in Puyo Puyo.
  • Badass Normal: To an extent. While she can use magic just like the majority of the cast, it can be implied that she's nowhere near the level of expertise or power that most of them hold.
  • Badass Unintentional: If it hadn't been for Arle teaching her how to play, then 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 of the "A" Trio.
  • Buffy Speak: Uses this in Tetris to refer to Feli.
    "The super-duper, hairy-scary, evil-weevil, weirdy-wacky, gothy girl!"
  • But Thou Must!: Even if she doesn't want to play Puyo, she's forced to.
  • Childhood Friends: With Maguro.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Very much so, considering the wackiness of the rest of the cast...
  • Deuteragonist: Puyo Puyo Tetris quite blatantly gives her this role next to Tee. By the end of the story, she's the one who faces off against the final boss...who ends up Tee, swapping her role with his at the last moment.
  • Divergent Character Evolution: She uses Yu and Rei's dropset and stats in 7, but receives her own dropset in 20th.
  • "Do It Yourself" Theme Tune: Asami Imai sings the vocal version of 7's main theme song.
  • Evil Laugh: Her alternate Japanese voice in Puyo Puyo Tetris has her say her quotes in an ominous way, with her repeating spell outright being an evil laugh.
  • Expressive Accessory: The Puyo on her hair clip changes expression in relation to her own.
  • Expressive Hair: It freaks out when she does.
  • Family Business: Andou Groceries, the store her parents own.
  • Fiery Redhead: She can get rather passionate when the moment calls for it, be it for a Puyo battle (after her stint as a Reluctant Hero in Puyo 7) or solving a mystery.
  • Gender-Blender Name: A female name in Japanese, but male in English.
  • Gratuitous Princess: The aptly named Princess Ringo in Puyo Quest, taking on a Snow White inspiration with her design. Being a Puyo Fest character, she packs a punch when teamed up with red cards.
  • How Unscientific!: Said nearly verbatim in 7's story mode.
  • The Hyena: Her Chronicle alt. voice has her in a constant giggling fit.
  • "I Am" Song: Occasionally sings about herself.
  • Iconic Item: Rarely seen without her grandma's apple. Less prominently, there's also her green Puyo hairclip.
  • Idiot Hair: She's far from being an idiot though. It's mostly there to visually represent the stem of an apple.
  • Instant Expert: She gets to playing (and winning!) Puyo within seconds of learning it in 7.
  • Leitmotif: "The Puyo Puyo Song," bootstrapped from 7's main theme tune.
  • Magical Gesture: She uses the Fleming's left/right-hand-rule in her spells.
  • Mega Twintails: The other half of her expressive hair.
  • Meta Guy: She is the one most likely to question Puyo Puyo's recurring tropes.
  • Modesty Shorts: While not visible at all in art, she does sport a pair on a figurine.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Good job telling Ecolo to make people happy with Puyo when he has amnesia! Surely nothing could go wrong when you have the power to flood the universe in Puyo!
  • The Not-Love Interest: Ringo and Maguro have a close, supportive relationship that stems from childhood, yet neither character has shown any sort of romantic inclination to the other, vague Ship Tease moments aside.
  • Oh, Crap!: Her face is a particularly spectacular one across her appearances, often Played for Laughs. When it's not, though, it happens when...
    • 7: Ecolo plans to cause a universal puyo-pocalypse.
    • 20th: Ecolo possesses Dark Prince, causing space-time to go out of control.
    • Puyo Tetris: The Spaceship Tetra has completely lost control, inevitably causing a crash landing towards her school.
  • Only Sane Man: When you question the very nature of the game itself, she's even above Arle for sanity.
  • Psychotic Smirk: In Quest as Poison Ringo.
  • Pungeon Master: In Chronicle, Ringo can hardly go a single line without a math pun, and in some rare cases, an electricity pun (in reference to her magic).
  • Punny Name: Ringo note  always carrying an apple with her.
  • Reluctant Hero: She had shades of this during the events of her debut game, what with her constantly questioning the reasoning for Puyo battles being needed to solve almost every dispute. Almost immediately following this, she becomes far more enticed with the idea of Puyo battles.
  • Science Hero: With a focus on mathematics and endless curiosity. Inventions and gadgets, however, are more Risukuma's thing.
  • Serious Business: Ringo doesn't understand how Puyo became this in 7, to the point of a Running Gag.
  • Ship Tease: Ringo gets this with both Maguro and Tee, on different occasions.
    • 20th: In Maguro's story, she is asked by Risukuma and Amitie just why she isn't affected by Maguro's supposedly handsome face, to which she simply replies that she's already seen it enough times that it doesn't affect her anymore. Risukuma believes that after knowing each other for so long, there may just be ANOTHER reason as to why it doesn't affect her...
    • Puyo Tetris: As mentioned below, it's safe to assume that Ringo grows more and more fond of Tee throughout the game's story. See Unresolved Sexual Tension below for more on the subject.
  • Suddenly Fluent in Gibberish: Subverted in two instances. Ringo tries to communicate with Carbuncle by saying variants of "guu" in 7 and 20th, but still doesn't understand him. Then later Ringo tries to interpret Onion Pixie's onion speech, but her "translations" are nowhere near close to what Onion Pixie actually said.
  • Shock and Awe: Only uses lightning spells, subverting the Fire, Ice, Lightning theme found on the series' other heroines.
  • The Smart Guy: Takes up this role when hanging out with Arle and Amitie. Among her friends from Suzuran though, she prefers to delegate this role to Risukuma.
  • Super Senses: She says she can sight the Andromeda Galaxy in the daytime. That means she has 20/4 vision.
  • Sure, Let's Go with That: In Tetris, when she asks Ess if she knows that Zed note  is a robot, but when Ess asks her if she has a problem with "Papa", she then says that it's completely biologically routine, and rolls with it.
  • Theme Naming: With her spells. Sine, Cosine, Tangent, Integral, and Permutation are all mathematical concepts. Even the renames for the latter two in the English dub of Tetris, Algorithm and Calculus, follow this theme.
  • Throw the Book at Them: Her penultimate attack, Integral (Algorithm in the English dub), makes her slam a book down.
  • Tragic Keepsake: According to Ringo, the apple she's seen carrying around originally belonged to her grandmother, and from the way she words things, you'd think her grandmother is no longer among the living... until Ringo herself immediately clarifies that she's still alive.
  • Unresolved Sexual Tension: With Tee. She's the most affected when she realizes they have to part ways once the conflict is over, but she resolves herself by saying they will eventually meet again, as Puyo matches have the side effect of random world hopping.
  • Unusual Euphemism: Has some with... math terminology? She changes "are you out of your mind" to "are you out of your vector", for instance.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Thanks to her following the hidden agenda Ecolo had, she almost doomed the world.
  • Visual Pun: She's always carrying an apple. Ringo means "apple" in Japanese.
  • What Beautiful Eyes!: As Rulue mentions, she sure has good eyes.
  • Wicked Witch: As Poison Ringo, who carries a basket of poison apples. Though, in Puyo Quest, she is described to be someone with "Ringo's spitting image".
  • Wild Take: What her Oh, Crap! face basically is, especially if ghosts are involved.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: If Yu and Rei's story in 20th is any indication, she's terrified of ghosts. Ringo confesses that she got her fear from her grandma's ghost stories scaring her when she was little. Funnily and ironically enough, she's into the paranormal.

  • Zettai Ryouiki: Roughly Grade B in 20th.

Dark Arle

Voice Actor: Mie Sonozaki

The main antagonist of Puyo Puyo 7. While little is known about her, she has Arle's spitting image and orchestrated the flood of Puyo upon Suzuran. In truth, she is actually the real Arle Nadja being possessed by Ecolo. That said, her personality is nothing like the host's or the guest's, as she shows little emotion.


Voice Actor: Akira Ishida (Japanese), Spike Spencer (English, Puyo Puyo Tetris)

All worlds! All universes! All of everything! And you silly people too! All shall be buried in Puyo!!!
Click here to see Unusual Ecolo. 
A blob-like space-time traveler with an extremely playful disposition. Though powerful, he does things where his whims take him with no real sense of human morals, which more often than not leads to dire consequences. In 20th, he gains an alternate humanoid version named "Unusual Ecolo".
  • Aesop Collateral Damage: Playing tricks isn't good, but playing matches is! Then you possess Dark Prince to make your point...
  • Affably Evil: He's very goofy and playful at heart.
  • Apocalypse How: Attempts a Universal in 7.
  • Autobots, Rock Out!: Both themes in 7.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: For an Eldritch Abomination, he sure is very playful. But don't forget the fact he's capable of blowing the world up with Puyo.
  • Blue-and-Orange Morality: He's bereft of normal morality and simply wishes to have fun, but his idea of fun is highly destructive. In 20th he attempts to learn morality after being struck with Easy Amnesia and comes to the conclusion he should possess Dark Prince in order to get everyone to play Puyo, nearly causing a tear in space-time due to the merging of their powers. In Chronicle and Tetris he mostly just wants Ringo's attention.
  • Big Bad: In 7 and the final story mode in 20th.
  • Big Damn Heroes: At the end of Puyo Tetris with Dark Prince, to Ex.
  • Bittersweet Ending: At the end of 20th Anniversary, Ecolo remembers everything; that he's a spacetime traveler 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: First rule of trying to talk to Ecolo? Don't get close to Ringo when he's nearby.
    • He's antagonistic towards Maguro when he saw him having very close bonding time with Ringo. He even goes as far as calling Maguro a "third wheel pretty boy."
    • Comes up again in Puyo Tetris when Ringo and Tee interrogate him. He completely ignores Tee's questions and only answers Ringo, and even mockingly echoes Tee when he can't take a hint. In Chapter 10, he shows up in Ex's (actually Tee's) dream only because Ringo was there.
  • Curtains Match the Window: As Unusual Ecolo, if you subtract the pink pupils.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Although he may be a dark creature, he's not really that evil. He's just really playful and wanted to have fun with Ringo.
  • Demonic Possession: He's possessed both Arle and Dark Prince on separate occasions and wanted to do the same to Ringo.
  • Dissonant Serenity: Always smiling, always playful.
  • Dual Boss: With Dark Prince at the end of the last story in 20th.
  • Early Installment Character Design Difference: In 7, Ecolo was slimmer and his blue body was of a darker tone, nearly bordering on black. He also seemed a bit taller as well.
  • Easy Amnesia: Ecolo, for some reason, doesn't remember the events of 7 at all in 20th. He nearly forgets his own identity at that!
  • Eldritch Abomination: Some kind of sentient space creature that can possess almost anyone effortlessly, can control people at a distance, cannot be remembered by humans for very long, and can rifle through people's memories without a care in the world.
  • The End of the World as We Know It: THREE TIMES! Once in 7 with a Puyo flood that could span across Ringo's reality, again in 20th by tearing apart the fabric of dimensions, and yet again in Chronicle with a pendant that spawned someone else who would've caused the apocalypse instead!
  • Exotic Eye Designs: As Unusual Ecolo, the pink in his eyes change shape to hearts or stars!
  • Final Boss: Of Puyo Puyo 7.
  • For the Evulz: Hoo boy, does this guy have one heck of a track record. He's nearly caused an apocalypse in almost every game he's been in!
  • The Gadfly: In the English version of Puyo Puyo Tetris, his spells consist of him mocking his opponent ("You cheater!", "You liar!", "What a fraud!", "You trickster!" and "Just an imitation!".)
  • Giggling Villain: This is Ishida we're talking about.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: He's the one who gave Ally the pendant that spawned Rafisol in Chronicle.
  • Humanity Ensues: As Unusual Ecolo. The Audio Adaptation implies it that it is his attempt to solve his Interspecies Romance with Ringo.
  • Knight of Cerebus:
    • Not counting Madou Monogatari or spin-offs, Ecolo, while admittedly not without goofy moments, greatly contrasts earlier Final Bosses in the series such as Dark Prince (who is Obliviously Evil) or Possessed Klug (who is not taken seriously) by being a recurring, very dangerous antagonist, with the world often being at stake due to his actions.
    • In 7, he tried to bury Ringo's reality in Puyos. He seems to have mellowed out somewhat in future installments, though he still has a rather omnicidal streak, being the catalyst to three near-apocalypses.
  • Large Ham: As Unusual Ecolo.
  • Living MacGuffin: In 20th.
  • Man Behind the Man: Behind Dark Arle.
  • Mike Nelson, Destroyer of Worlds: Well, he doesn't really destroy anything big, but he threatened to do that in 7, and caused a rift in space when he possessed Dark Prince in 20th.
  • Mind Screw: Very close to What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs?. Along with stealing animations from Ringo, Feli, and Klug, (plus Arle and Amitie's in 20th Anniversary), Unusual Ecolo is full of this. For instance, one of Unusual Ecolo's animations has him blasting into the sky like a rocket.
  • Motor Mouth: His English Alt. Voice in Puyo Tetris makes him sound like he jumped straight out of the Speed Racer dub.
  • Mr. Exposition: In Tetris, he tells Ringo the means to reach the Keeper of Dimensions, and also gives Ex an explanation about the dream world.
  • The Nicknamer: Justified in that he knows no one's names except for Ringo's. Some examples include "Ms. Slappy Tail" (Draco), "Miss Hime Cut" (Feli), and "Ms. Hatty Pointington" (Witch).
  • No Biological Sex: Puyo Quest does not register Ecolo to neither Girls or Boys combination sets, implying this trope is in effect. Though, for all intents and purposes, Ecolo uses, and is referred to, with male pronouns.
  • Not Me This Time: Like with Dark Prince, 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 someone with similar powers to his: the Keeper of Dimensions, and gives a hint that Ringo and co. need the power of Puyo and Tetris and need to be much stronger to warp to the edge of space-time and meet him.
  • Obviously Evil: Ecolo seems to have this opinion of himself. When Ex completely trusts his explanation of the dream world, Ecolo wonders if Ex knows he's not exactly trustworthy.
  • 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": A particularly egregious example. There's been much dispute whether it's "Ekoro" (a straight romanization), "Ecolo" (from the fan translations), or "Ecoro" (on official merchandise). The official English localization of Puyo Tetris puts it to rest using the Ecolo spelling.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Goes places just to get a chance to play with Ringo, including invading dreams.
  • Technicolor Eyes: Unusual Ecolo's eyes are sky blue with pink bubbles for pupils. The pupils aren't even static either.
  • Terms of Endangerment: In the Japanese fan translations, "Arley" and "Ringie" for his targets, and "pops" for Dark Prince.
  • Theme Naming: With his spells. "Liar!", "Swindle!", "Fake Speech!", "Lovely Trick!", and "Imitation!" are centered around deceit and lies. The localization of Puyo Puyo Tetris translates these as him name-calling his opponent with declarations: "You cheater!", "You liar!", "What a fraud!", "You trickster!", and "Just an imitation!"
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Is noticeably nicer in Puyo Puyo Tetris to Ex. May be justified given both are in similar positions: loners in time-space.
  • Trying Not to Cry: His voice cracks at the end of 20th Anniversary as he says his goodbyes.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: He just wants to have fun, but his way of achieving that gets pretty destructive... Such as in 20th Anniversary, where he possesses Dark Prince to harness his power, causing a rip in dimensions.


Voice Actor: Kenichi Ono (Japanese), Kyle Hebert (English)

I can see love... love beyond the explosion.

Another resident of Suzuran, he is Ringo and Maguro's senior who attends Suzuran Junior High and runs the Suzuran Junior High science club. After an accident in the school's science lab, he apparently became a human-sized squirrel-bear hybrid wearing lab clothes and is now obsessed with love. ...No, this isn't the weirdest thing about him.

  • Absent-Minded Professor: Just a student, but he's had enough failed inventions and experiments to serve as a Deus ex Machina very frequently.
  • Ambiguously Human: His squirrel-bear appearance is apparently a costume, but only Risukuma and Ally (prior to her Laser-Guided Amnesia) know what's under his mascot head.
  • Badass Bookworm: He's one of the most intelligent characters in the series, and can contend with the more powerful individuals in Puyo Puyo.
  • Badass Normal: Notable for being one of the few characters who don't explicitly use magic in battle, yet can hold his own against the rest of the cast just fine. In his case, he simply utilizes explosive chemicals rather than magic.
  • Battle Butler: As an adult.
  • Butt-Monkey: In Tetris, several characters try to dissect Risukuma to know what he really is. He narrowly avoids those attempts.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Has quite a number of convenient devices within his person, including, for example, contact lens that can cancel the effects of Maguro's tremendous beauty. All of that can only be explained through this trope.
  • Creepy Good: His Love Freak attitude scares a lot of the characters he comes across, but he's otherwise a smart scientist who tries to help whenever he can.
  • Divergent Character Evolution: He uses Onion Pixie's dropset and stats in 7, but receives his own dropset in 20th.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Then again, his foot paws are too big to fit in any shoes.
  • Education Through Pyrotechnics: Almost all of his spell animations utilize explosive beakers, indicating that this happens a lot.
  • For Science!: Perhaps. It's difficult to tell when his main scientific pursuit (love) is unscientific by default.
  • Freak Lab Accident: The science experiment gone wrong before 7 turned him into what he looks like now, though Puyo Tetris debates whether his appearance is actually just a costume. Quest confirms it's a costume (his head goes flying), but doesn't mention what's under the head except that it's "shocking", in Ally's words.
  • Good Is Not Nice: He genuinely likes counseling people, but also definitely thinks little of clients with stupid concerns (including even his fellow Suzuran friend Maguro). In 20th, he is not afraid of laying some Brutal Honesty towards Lidelle and her crippling personality when it makes communication between them almost impossible. He even scares her off so that she stops holding the line and wasting his time.
  • Gratuitous Foreign Language: English, Korean, French, and Italian initially, then adds in Chinese and the Hawaiian expression of "I love you." in Puyo Tetris. Yes, he says "I love you." in all of those languages. This does not carry over to the English dub of Puyo Tetris.
  • Guttural Growler: His alternate voice in Puyo Tetris gets all deep and snarl-y like an actual bear. The Japanese version can be sampled here.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Uses explosive beakers in battle, unlike the majority of the cast who utilize magic.
  • Labcoat of Science and Medicine
  • Leitmotif: "Life is an Experiment".
  • Love Freak: It's stated that, pre-7's story, a potion he was working on exploded and made him obsessed with it.
  • Machine Monotone: His alternate voice in 20th.
  • Mad Scientist: While not evil by any means, he doesn't see a problem with performing potentially dangerous experiments while Ringo and Maguro are around.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: How everyone in 7, including Ecolo, ended up in Amitie's world.
  • Sempai/Kohai: To Ringo and Maguro. In the first place, his official name is "Risukuma Senpai".
  • Shipper on Deck: Possibly. Risukuma can apparently sense a mutual attraction between Ringo and Maguro, which makes him happy, but it's unknown if this is because he actually likes the pairing or just him being his usual Love Freak nut.
  • The Smart Guy: When together with Ringo and Maguro, he takes up this role.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: We don't his know his real name, or even how he truly looks like for that matter.
  • The Unintelligible: Whenever he gets especially riled up, his speech degenerates into absolute nonsense.
  • Unstoppable Rage:
    • He's seen rampaging in 7 often and on some occasions in 20th. In 7, it might be due to Ecolo trying to control him.
    • The 20th Anniversary website reveals that an invention of his, the "Unscientific Matter Detector", beeped at him. His response was to blow up a flask and trash the machine.
    • This is also embodied in his alternate voice in Puyo Tetris (both languages, no less), to the point where in the English version, his last spell, "Devotion", is nothing more than an angry snarl.
  • Younger Than They Look: He has a rather deep voice, is taller than most of the cast, and has seniority over Ringo and Maguro, but he's still in junior high.

Sasaki Maguro

Voice Actor: Yuuki Ishikari (Japanese), Spike Spencer (English)

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?

Yet another resident of Suzuran, Maguro is the "fashionable" eldest teenage son of Suzuran's local fishmongers. He's a bit of a Deadpan Snarker, and is sometimes even considered to be a bit of an oddball. He attends Suzuran Junior High alongside his friends Ringo and Risukuma. In fact, he's been best friends with Ringo since they were little kids.

  • Badass Normal: Notable for being one of the few characters who don't explicitly use magic in battle, yet can hold his own against the rest of the cast just fine. In his case, he simply defends himself with his kendama.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: As an adult.
  • Bishounen: He seems to have a very handsome face... that is never seen because of his Blinding Bangs.
  • Blinding Bangs: According to Ringo, she says he has an incredibly handsome face. Unfortunately we never see it. It's enforced to the point his Chronicle model does not even have eyes to begin with.
  • Brown Note: His intense beauty in Chronicle makes people black out.
  • Childhood Friends: With Ringo.
  • Divergent Character Evolution: He uses Donguri Gaeru's dropset and stats in 7, but receives his own dropset in 20.
  • Early Installment Character Design Difference: Oddly, he had sharp teeth in 7. Those were dropped in subsequent games.
  • Family Business: He's the oldest son of Suzuran City's local fishmongers.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: His Adult form's clothing is half gray, half black, split right down the middle. Certain accents on the outfit even reverse the two colors.
  • Iconic Item: His kendama, with a red Puyo attached to a string.
  • Idiot Hair: As a child.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Similar to characters like Risukuma and Rulue, Maguro doesn't necessarily use magic to battle. Instead, he uses a puyo-themed kendama rather than magic or science.
  • Leitmotif: "Charming Gaze".
  • Massive Numbered Siblings: Within his family, he's the oldest of 5 kids.
  • Mellow Fellow: Nowhere near the extent of someone like Sig (who near-exemplifies this trope for rather... 'unique' reasons), but Maguro (compared to Ringo and Risukuma, at least) certainly seems unusually laid-back most of the time for someone who witnesses the odd going-ons of the Puyo universe on a semi-daily basis.
  • The Not-Love Interest: Maguro and Ringo have a close, supportive relationship that stems from childhood, yet neither character has shown any sort of romantic inclination to the other, vague Ship Tease moments aside.
  • Perpetual Smiler: Save for the few instances where he gets surprised or shocked.
  • Punny Name: Maguro note  gets slapped with tuna in his damage animation.
  • Purple Is the New Black: His hair color.
  • Renaissance Man: Downplayed. He has a lot of hobbies, leading to him having decent knowledge about several areas. His dream in Everyone's dreams coming true!? zig-zags the trope — every time Maguro thinks of a hobby, another Maguro, who is The Ace in said hobby, shows up. This means Maguro dreams of being a more straight example of the trope.
  • Ridiculously Average Guy: Maguro stands out among the rest of the cast by being the most "normal" of all characters. Even his spells — kendama techniques — are mundane in comparison (compared to the likes of someone like Risukuma, who at least uses explosive beakers, or Rulue and Raffina, both of whom use martial arts), but they stand out precisely because of how mundane they are.
  • Say It with Hearts: Stars, rather. ★ It makes him sound flamboyant instead of cute.
  • Ship Tease: Maguro gets this with both Ringo and Ess.
    • In 20th, Ringo is asked by Risukuma and Amitie just why she isn't affected by Maguro's supposed handsome face, to which she simply replies that she's already seen it enough times that it doesn't affect her anymore. Risukuma believes that after knowing each other for so long, there may just be ANOTHER reason as to why it doesn't affect her...
    • In Tetris, he befriends Ess and is very happy to hear she will miss him when she leaves aboard the Starship Tetra. Jay and Elle tease Ess about liking Maguro and vice versa. It should be noted that he doesn't make any attempt to deny their teasing.
  • So Beautiful, It's a Curse: According to Ringo, he can make anyone fall in love with him with a single glance. Even boys. (100% Klug-tested.) EVEN FISH. (120% Suketoudara-tested.) Obviously, Maguro feels pretty uncomfortable about this, and it's not helped by Ringo insisting to test this trait of his.
    • Also, a Drama CD track has Ringo reveal that at one point she believed Maguro to be descended from a clan of gorgeous demons. Cue Incubus speculating that he and Succubus are long-lost relatives of Maguro, much to Succubus' annoyance.
    • In Chronicle, the beauty of his face can apparently even render others unconscious, as seen when Ally turns him around to face her and the rest of Arle's party. Once they all get a good look at his face, they all slowly black out one by one.
  • Speaks Fluent Animal: Apparently he can understand frogs, since he was able to translate Donguri Gaeru's speech in 20th.
  • The Unreveal: His allegedly very handsome face is never shown. Every time he shows it to another character, he leaves the screen.

    Characters Introduced in Puyo Puyo Tetris 

Tee (T)

Voice Actor: Kaoru Mizuhara (Japanese), Max Mittelman (English)
The captain of the Starship Tetra and the current ruling king of the Tetris Kingdom. He's very mindful of his manners, but that also makes him rather stoic. Tee first meets Ringo onboard when tetriminoes started raining down in Suzuran.
  • Always Second Best: To the previous Tetris King, until he eventually surpassed him.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Captain of the Starship Tetra, strongest member of its crew, Tetris King, and the Final Boss. Could also be a case of Asskicking Equals Authority, as he had become Ex's superior at Tetris by the time Ex became the Keeper of Dimensions and Tee became the Tetris King.
  • Bait-and-Switch Boss: Thought Ex was going to be the Final Boss in the main story? Well, it's actually Tee.
  • Book Ends:
    • The story starts with him as the main character in the Starship Tetra and ends with him as the Final Boss, and — counting the DLC episodes — ends with him as the Final Boss once more.
    • The main story starts with a Tetris vs. Puyo match between him (as the playable character) and Ringo. It ends with the roles being reversed.
  • Challenge Seeker: He first met Ex to challenge him to a Tetris match because he heard he was strong.
  • Deadly Disc: Wields one in his attacks.
  • Everything's Better with Spinning: His spin attack and spinning chakram, as a reference to T-Spins.
  • Expy: Of Ringo when it comes to understanding the rest of the cast.
  • Final Boss: Of the main game and of the 10th Chapter (DLC only).
  • Fish out of Water: Besides at first not knowing what Puyo battles were about, his dimension doesn't seem to have any sugary sweets of any kind, which troubles Lemres.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: Thoughout the game, it's clear that he's the responsible sibling to Ess' Foolish Sibling (despite the fact they're not blood-related).
  • Form-Fitting Wardrobe: In Chapter 1, Amitie and especially Ringo comment multiple times on how form-fitting Tee's jumpsuit is, and how lovely it is.
  • Gameplay and Story Segregation: Tee is supposed to be the strongest at Tetris in-story, having surpassed Ex. His AI, however, is significantly weaker than Ex's (though still stronger than the rest of the Starship Tetra crew).
  • The Leader: As the captain of the Starship Tetra.
  • Modest Royalty: There's nothing that hints Tee is the Tetris King, and not merely the captain of the Starship Tetra, until he spells it out to Ringo.
  • Nice Guy: He never lashes out at anybody and he always approaches people who are mischievous or in turmoil with the intent of figuring out what's causing their unusual behavior.
  • Not So Stoic: He gets mad at Ess when she complains about letting Amitie and Arle loose in the Starship Tetra. It's a stark contrast on how he acts almost every other time in the game.
  • Only Sane Man: Compared to the rest of the crew members and by extension everyone else (and Ringo), he's just about the only guy with his head straight.
  • Purple Is Powerful: He has purple eyes and as the captain and current ruler, he's the strongest of the crew.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: He's the Tetris King, and at the same time he watches over things as Captain of the Starship Tetra.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man:
    • The Manly Man to Ai's Sensitive Guy.
    • The Sensitive Guy to Zed's Manly Man.
  • Theme Naming: As befits the Tetris King, his spell names (Hold, Spin Attack, T-Strike, Lockdown, (T-Spin) Burst) are almost all derived from Tetris terms (Hold, Spin, T-Spin, Lockdown).
  • The Stoic: He stays calm for practically the entirety of the game. Even when the Starship Tetra is about to crash, he goes on with Casual Danger Dialog.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Averted. Unlike the other Tetris characters, he does not recycle AI or dropsets from the 20th characters that were Demoted to Extra.
  • Unresolved Sexual Tension: It's more or less implied he develops feelings for Ringo as the story progresses, and the feeling seems to be mutual.


Voice Actor: Mina Tominaga (Japanese), Cindy Robinson (English)
Tee's partner, and the ship's communications officer and 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.
  • Animate Inanimate Object: Works as a transmitter of Tee's reports towards Ex.
  • Artificial Stupidity: He has the weakest AI of the Tetris characters, not even rotating his Puyo. He's at least smart enough to rotate his Tetrominoes, but is still weaker than everybody else at that.
  • Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: Resembles a sun casting over a cloud.
  • Cue the Rain: His lose animation depicts face down on the ground while a light drizzle hangs above him.
  • Expy: The Tetris world equivalent of Carbuncle. Naturally, they get along well in Tetris.
  • The Lancer: Serves as the happy-go-lucky sidekick to the more serious Tee.
  • Secret Keeper: Knew all along that the Keeper of Dimensions — Ex — was the sort-of Big Bad behind the plot of Puyo Puyo Tetris.
  • Shock and Awe: Conjures up lightning bolts in his animations, akin to storm clouds.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Despite being an Expy of Carbuncle, he uses the same AI and dropset as Onion Pixie when playing Puyo.
  • Team Pet: Being Carbuncle's Tetris counterpart, he's the non-human animal of the group.

Ess (S)

Voice Actor: Yui Horie (Japanese), Eden Riegel (English)
The navigator of the Spaceship Tetra. Although she may look cute, this green-haired crew member is quite rude, bratty, and a crybaby. Even so, she is quite fond of her Papa.
  • Berserk Button: Don't disturb her afternoon nap. Amitie learned this the hard way.
  • Daddy's Girl: Has this dynamic with Zed, who she sees as her Papa.
  • Face of an Angel, Mind of a Demon: For her innocent looks, she can give the likes of Klug, Raffina, and Jay and Elle a run for their money when it comes to being a Jerkass.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The foolish sibling to Tee's responsible sibling (despite not being blood-related).
  • Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: Despite how much of a Jerkass Ess can be and how lowly she tends to think of nearly everyone else, she absolutely adores her Papa.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: Her counter animation, along with Dramatic Thunder.
  • Hates Being Alone: As shown when she yells at Tee for when he runs off without her.
  • I Am Not Your Father: Inverted in Chapter 10, where she cheerfully calls Zed her "Papa". In front of Ex, her actual father, who does not take it very well.
  • Inelegant Blubbering: One of her portraits during the story mode gives her a rather melodramatic crying face.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Ranging from trying to beat Amitie over the head to her various antagonizing remarks, she makes Klug and Raffina look like total angels by comparison. Even then, she has a good heart deep down and is nonetheless a loyal member of the Starship Tetra's crew.
  • Ocular Gushers: Her crying sprite, which shows up quite often in the main story.
  • Parasol of Pain: She uses her parasol for a few of her attacks.
  • Parasol of Prettiness: She also carries it around as an accessory in cutscenes.
  • Parental Abandonment: By the end of Chapter 6, she shows a bit of distress over who her real Papa is.
  • Ship Tease: With Maguro in the English dub. Jay and Elle tease her about this.
    Jay and Elle: Ess and Maguro, sitting in a tree!
    Elle and Jay: P-U-Y-O-I-N-G!
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: She uses the same AI and dropset as Lidelle when playing Puyo.
  • Theme Naming: Her attacks are all different forms of pampering and prettying up.
  • Tsundere: She is noticeably less of an ass around Maguro, and Jay and Elle tease her about this in the Japanese script.
    Elle: Hard on the outside!
    Jay: Soft on the inside!
  • What the Hell, Hero?:
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Puffy lime green hair.

Ai (I)

Voice Actor: Yuuki Tai (Japanese), Joe J. Thomas (English)
The ship crew's engineer, Ai 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 Jay and Elle.
  • Birds of a Feather: With fellow science human-animal Risukuma.
  • Butt-Monkey: It's implied he's constantly tortured by Jay and Elle.
  • Expy: Of Risukuma, as both are intelligent people with animal heads.
  • Funny Animal: A humanoid dog, specifically a chihuahua.
  • Heroic BSoD: He easily gets turned into a whimpering mess if startled. Elle and Jay naturally exploit this for their amusement.
  • Hypno Pendulum: Subverted, since he's never shown inducing sleep.
  • Machine Monotone: His alternative voice set in the Japanese version.
  • Nervous Wreck: Can easily become this whenever something startles him. The only way to rectify this is beating him in a Tetris/Puyo Puyo battle.
  • Self-Made Man: When Ex meets him in a dream, he comments that Ai used to be a little runt until he grew up into the person he is today.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The Sensitive Guy to Tee's Manly Man.
  • The Smart Guy: As expected from the engineer. He's the one that repaired the broken-down ship.
  • Theme Naming: Reminiscent of Risukuma's Love theme, his spell names are all different ways of calling something beautiful. In Japanese, he uses different languages, including Hawaiian.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: He uses the same AI and dropset as Donguri Gaeru when playing Puyo, so facing him is a Luck-Based Mission.
  • Verbal Tic: His alternate voice set in the English version has him much more in touch with his canine side.

Jay & Elle (J & L)

Voice Actor: Kathreen Miyuki (Japanese), Wendee Lee (English)
A mischief-making duo, acting and speaking in sync with each other. You never see these two separate, and are often picking on Ai just for kicks.
  • Brother–Sister Team: The two are always together and are the only characters aside from Arle and Carbuncle that stay together during battles.
  • Creepy Twins: Their alternate voice gives them a dull monotone, invoking this.
  • Character Tics: They often hold their hand up to form a J and L respectively with their fingers.
  • Expy: Of Yu and Rei. They use the same dropset and are both Trickster Twins that enjoy pulling pranks on others. Their regular voice evokes Yu more, whereas their Creepy Monotone alternate voices hearken back to Rei.
  • Finishing Each Other's Sentences: Sometimes, as twins, they tend to start a sentence with the other one finishing it for them.
  • Guys Smash, Girls Shoot: Inverted. One animation depicts Elle punching and another depicts Jay shooting a fireball.
  • It Amused Me: They often pull pranks for no particular reason other then to have fun, Ai being their normal target.
  • Jerkass: Both of them cause chaos, especially around Ai, because they think it's funny.
  • The Load: Every other crew member has a role to do to work. What do these two do? They're just there to "liven things up" with their pranks.
  • Never My Fault: Their defeat line has them blame each other for losing.
    "It's all your fault, Elle/Jay!"
  • Pink Girl, Blue Boy: Elle wears red/pink, Jay wears blue.
  • Shipper on Deck: Both of them. They tease Ess about having feelings for Maguro.
  • Sibling Team: They're twins no less!
  • Theme Naming: Their spells have names referencing mischief and/or pairing.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: They use the same AI and dropset as Yu & Rei when playing Puyo.
  • Trickster Twins: These two are always scheming some pranks for their own entertainment. Ai so happens to be an easy target.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Purple and shoulder-length for Jay, green and curly for Elle.

Zed (Z)

Voice Actor: Ryunosuke Watanuki (Japanese), Joe J. Thomas (English)
The intimidating, but dutiful robot housekeeper of the ship. He mistakes Arle and Carbuncle as troublemakers, but was convinced otherwise. For some reason, Ess calls him "Papa".
  • Beware of the Nice Ones: He gets rather scary if you deny following his orders.
  • The Big Guy: The largest member of the Tetra crew.
  • Chef of Iron: Several of his attack animations depicting him attacking with food.
  • Gentle Giant: Once you get past his intimidating Neat Freak nature, he's one of the nicest members of the Starship Tetra's crew.
  • Innocently Insensitive: He should know better than to refer to himself as Ess's "Papa" in front of her real father.
  • Neat Freak: He's very passionate about his job, to the point of being scary to others.
  • Parental Substitute: To Ess. Ex made him that way when he left the throne to guard the Space-time Gate.
  • Robot Maid: The designated housekeeper.
  • Secret Keeper: Knows that Ex is Ess' father, but Ess herself grew up with the idea that Zed was her "Papa," which didn't sit well with Ex when he found out.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The Manly Man to Tee's Sensitive Guy.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": His name is spelled as "Zet" in Japan, mainly out of slight differences in the regional pronunciation of the letter Z.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: He uses the same AI and dropset as Ocean Prince when playing Puyo.
  • Theme Naming: His spells are all different things conducive to healthy living (Vitamins, Minerals, Sleep, Exercise, Protein, Fiber, Healthy Living).
  • Vocal Dissonance: He has a rather sappy dramatic voice as an alternative voice set. In the English dub, he instead has a Machine Monotone.

Ex (X)

Voice Actor: Kazuki Yao (Japanese), Matthew Mercer (English)
The former king of the Tetris Kingdom, and the Keeper of Dimensions. He's incredibly laid-back, but has grown quite lonely at the Gate of Dimensions.
  • Ambiguously Brown: Notably, he's one of very few characters that have this as a natural color, and not something like Strange Klug's case.
  • Artificial Brilliance: His AI is on par with the other "boss" characters, Dark Prince and Ecolo.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: As the former Tetris King and the current Keeper of Dimensions, he cannot be taken lightly as an opponent.
  • Bait-and-Switch Boss: He's not the final opponent in the main story. That's Tee.
  • Berserk Button: Don't let him know his creation utterly replaced him as a paternal figure to his own daughter.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Yes, he does act a bit silly — as shown with him flailing his arms wildly while pulling off combos — and laid-back, but being the Keeper of Dimensions is no trifling matter. Even Ecolo says Ex's power surpasses his!
  • Brain Bleach: Poor Ex was horrified upon hearing Dark Prince dreaming aloud of a honeymoon with Arle on the Spaceship Tetra. It takes Dark Prince realizing Ex was eavesdropping to snap him out of it.
  • Disappeared Dad: He's Ess's father, but when he had to take the mantle of the Keeper of Dimensions, he built Zed as a Parental Substitute. That idea had Gone Horribly Right — when Ex meets Ess in Chapter 10, she doesn't even recognize him.
  • Gone Horribly Right: He is the one who designed Zed to look after Ess. Unfortunately, this worked a little too well and ended up making Ess believe she was related to Zed and had no real blood father. Ex is not pleased one bit.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: He reveals he is Ess' father in Act 10, but she doesn't buy it.
  • Meaningful Name: The letter X is generally used in Japanese media to indicate a crossover. Given that he's the one responsible for the worlds of Puyo Puyo and Tetris combining, it's a very apropos name. That being said, if you were to put a single block over a flat T-Tetrimino, you'd get an X-Pentomino (which can happen in-game if one is afflicted with the "Pentominoes" item effect), further strengthening his relation to Tee.
  • Not So Different: To Ecolo. They're both loners in space-time.
  • Odd Name Out: Out of all of the Puyo Tetris debut characters, he's the only one not named after a Tetrimino.
  • Older Than They Look: He looks like a young adult, but he's old enough to be Ess' father.
  • Remember the New Guy?: Hand Waved. Tee didn't think to talk about him because people belonging to no particular world can't be remembered. In fact, Tee having trouble remembering the former Tetris King is frequently a plot point.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: Implied in the beginning of Chapter 10 that, just like Tee, he was the Captain of Starship Tetra at the same time he was the Tetris King. Ex is taking Tee's place in the prologue, including logging a report through O, and does not find anything odd with it until Ringo points out the familiarity of the events.
  • Rummage Sale Reject: Pretty sure a frilled dress shirt and suspenders don't pair well with a space suit's pants, boots, and gloves...
  • Theme Naming: As with T, most of his spells reference Tetris terms (including speed up and hard drop), with his last spell (Revolution/Rotation X) being something of an alternate form of Tee's T-Spin theme.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: Should be a hint not to take him lightly.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: He uses the same AI and dropset as Ms. Accord when playing Puyo.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Due to soul-crushing loneliness from being a hermit, he neglected his duties and caused the Puyo and Tetris worlds to merge. He inadvertently incited the entire plot of Puyo Puyo Tetris.
  • Void Between the Worlds: He resides at the edge of space-time, which is right at the border. Because he's so close to nonexistence itself, attempts to remember him are a blur, as Tee finds out upon seeing him in person.

    Characters Introduced in Puyo Puyo Chronicle 


Voice Actor: Honoka Inoue (Japanese), Kira Buckland (English)
Love conquers all!
A self-proclaimed adventurer that is looking for a prophesied hero, who helps Arle and Carbuncle return to their home world. She believes that everything can be solved using the power of love.
  • Artificial Stupidity: As of Puyo Puyo Champions, she can no longer rotate her Puyo. Strangely enough, this isn't the first similarity she has to Skeleton-T or Dapper Bones: she shares a dropset with both characters, albeit not a chaining type/power (Ally's stronger out of Fever, the skeletons are stronger in Fever).
  • Catch Phrase: "Let's fall in love!"JP  in the Japanese version, "Love conquers all!" in the English version of Champions.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Ally makes an appearance in Quest before her official release in Chronicle, via the "Ally's Impossible Adventure!?" Story Quest.
  • Heart Beatdown: Her two spells "Brave Heart" and "Love's Light." The former is shooting a heart, the latter being a ring of it.
  • In Love with Love: Bordering on Love Freak.
  • Mysterious Waif: She's specifically described as mysterious, and her goal is to find a "prophesied hero".
  • Redhead In Green: She has red hair (albeit a bit more orange than Ringo's), and wears a green dress.
  • The Power of Love: Her Puyo Quest and Chronicle skill is "Love All", and it's also evident in her catch phrase. Her victory pose in Chronicle is even her holding out a heart. She can easily put Risukuma's "I love you." chain theme to shame.
  • Secret Keeper: In the story quest "Ally's Impossible Adventure!?" of Quest, Ally becomes this for Risukuma after witnessing his head fall off of his body, revealing whatever is underneath his fur. She herself even admits that no one would believe her if she told them what she just saw. This becomes deconstructed following her amnesia dealt by Riskuma's invention which sends her back to her own world, with virtually no memory of the events of her Story Quest, including that of her witnessing Risukuma's true appearance.
  • Shipper on Deck: Played for Laughs in Amitie and the Girl of Love. Because of her own exotic and broad definition of love (as well as the cast's general unawareness of it), she ends up misunderstanding relationships left and right and flustering everybody involved. It happens with:
    • Schezo/Arle, falling for Schezo's signature unfortunate declarations in regards to Arle. To be fair to her, she's not the first to make this mistake.
    • Dark Prince/Rulue, unaware that it's just an one-sided fantasy on the latter's part.
    • Schezo/Rulue, as she apparently has no idea that the concept of Vitriolic Best Buds (what Arle essentially describes their relationship as) is a thing.
    • Klug/Amitie, because they were having a "passionate" discussion.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Like past characters with complications over the letters "L" and "R", she's been called Arie, Alie, and Allie. According to official merchandise, Ally is the intended spelling, but since Allie (which was the listed spelling prior) is a legitimate variant of the name, the latter is technically not incorrect.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Uses Dapper Bones's Dropset in both Chronicle and Champions.
  • Theme Naming: Her name continues the tradition of protagonists with the letter "A" incorporated in the start of their name, like Arle, Amitie, and Andou Ringo before her. You can technically count Rafisol as her "R" companion, but strangely enough, she still lacks an "S".
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: That pendant she has? It's actually an Artifact of Doom that inverts love power, which leads to the creation of Rafisol. And since Ally is all about the power of love, this is completely inevitable. Why does she have it? ECOLO GAVE IT TO HER.


Voice Actor: Mao Ichimichi (Japanese), Erica Lindbeck (English)
I am the usurper...
Ally's evil clone, spawned from Ally's pendant. As a being born into loveless existence, she lacks empathy and believes she only exists to consume all.
  • Artificial Brilliance: If Quick Drop is available in Chronicle during ANY match a CPU Rafisol is involved in, she will use it, making her even more dangerous than the traditional Bonus Boss Carbuncle.
  • Big Bad: Of Chronicle.
  • Blow You Away: Summons a dark tornado for her Take Over spell.
  • Blue-and-Orange Morality: Initially during the post-game. Her plan to get some curry for Carbuncle was going to involve conquering a world that had curry, instead of getting it through more mundane means.
  • Breaking Old Trends: She's the first doppelganger character in the series to ever undergo a Heel–Face Turn.
  • Cloning Blues: It's hinted that she loathes her own existence in the post-game campaign.
  • Combat Pragmatist: All of her spells are themed around pragmatism, with names such as "Hide", "Snatch", "Take Over", "Domination" and "Disorder". This even carries over into the story; she outright assaults Ally after being defeated in a desperate attempt to survive.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: After her Heel–Face Turn in the post-game.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Initially, she appears to be very cold-hearted with no qualms against causing destruction, but after her defeat and in the post-game campaign, she starts to warm up to others, even expressing that she wants a happy life loved by others despite being a manifestation of darkness.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: After her defeat, she starts warming up to Ally and the others.
  • Emotionless Girl: Rarely expresses her emotions. As it turns out, she deliberately suppresses them out of the belief that she doesn't truly deserve happiness due to the circumstances surrounding her creation.
  • Evil Laugh: Lets one out whenever she gets a particularly high chain combo going.
  • Evil Twin: Of Ally. The evil part doesn't quite stick though.
  • Expy: Of Doppelganger Arle. Both serve as an Evil Twin to another character, pose as a legitimate threat contrasting past antagonists, appear as a Final Boss, and their presence is played up as a plot twist. The main difference is Rafisol was effectively born with no concept of the world around her and consequentially only thinks about destruction, while Doppelganger Arle's actions are fueled by envy against Arle.
  • Final Boss: Of Chronicle's RPG mode.
  • Foreshadowing: Her presence is hinted at in the Tower of Color before her fight proper, where Ally starts expressing pain being inflicted on her from the pendant she wears and the rest of the cast even start to hear her voice communicating with them, albeit faintly.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Becomes an ally in the post-game campaign after her defeat.
  • Humanoid Abomination: A manifestation of hate born out of an Artifact of Doom.
  • I Just Want to Be Loved: Chronicle's post-game campaign reveals that Rafisol just wants to have a happy life loved by others, despite the circumstances of her existence.
  • Knight of Cerebus: To the point where one could consider her the first true case of this in SEGA's run of the series. She's effectively a manifestation of hatred who only desires destruction, and if not stopped, could have destroyed Ally's world (with the implications that her destructive power could spread to other dimensions). But unlike Ecolo, this desire for destruction is played completely straight. On top of that, she's the only antagonist in the series that has assaulted another character during a cutscene. Becomes subverted in the post-game campaign, though, with Character Development showing that she just wants to be loved by others.
  • Lack of Empathy: If only because she is born out of lovelessness and lacks any knowledge of the concept whatsoever.
  • Made of Evil: Or in her case, hatred.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: When Rafisol first appears, she only thinks about destruction, and it's stated that if she wasn't stopped, she would have destroyed Ally's world. There's also light implications that her power was great enough to the point that its destructive nature could spread to other dimensions, if left unchecked.
  • Palette Swap: She is basically Ally with an entirely different set of colors, though with some subtle differences between their outfits. Her colors may seem all over the place, but they're actually Ally's colors inverted.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: It's stated that she possesses enough power to destroy Ally's world, and would have probably gone on to destroy several others as well if she hadn't been stopped.
  • Power Floats: Rarely not seen floating, even during cutscenes when everyone else is standing normally.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Wears a purple dress, and possesses enough power to destroy several worlds if she felt like it, not to mention having one of the hardest AIs to beat in the series.
  • Recurring Element: An Evil Twin that is played up as a legitimate threat, similar to past doppelganger/dark counterparts like Doppelganger Arle, Doppelganger Schezo, and Dark Witch. Unlike them, she gets character development showing that she isn't pure evil.
  • Secret Character: Is one in Champions. On the Nintendo Switch version, you need to hold the L button then press Y to play as her.
  • Spikes of Villainy: Both her hair and dress trim are noticeably sharper than Ally's.
  • The Stoic: She is very emotionless due to her being a spawn of hatred and darkness. Becomes Deconstructed in the post-game campaign where it's revealed that she purposely hides her emotions, because she feels like she doesn't deserve happiness due to her mere existence.
    • Not So Stoic: On the other hand, she will let out an Evil Laugh when she gets a high chain combo going. In addition, her alternate voicepack in Chronicle makes her sound more higher-pitched and emotional.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Borrows Zoh Daimaoh's Dropset.
  • Take Over the World: During the post-game she considers conquering a world that has curry so Carbuncle can have some. She is quickly talked out of it though, since she was merely trying to use her powers to be helpful, while still needing to learn what she should or shouldn't do.
  • The Usurper: Describes herself as this, even mentioning how she shall seize all if she wins a match. Heck, she even outright stole the role of Final Boss in Satan's in-universe story from him!note 
  • Walking Spoiler: Her role in Puyo Puyo Chronicle is a big spoiler in itself, as she appears very late into the game with little-to-no foreshadowing prior.
  • What Is This Thing You Call "Love"?: As she is spawned from the inverse of love, love was completely foreign to her.
  • When She Smiles: Shows a genuine smile in the post-credits scene of Chronicle, she even giggles while doing so.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: A striking shade of cyan.

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