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This page lists Puyo Puyo characters created during Compile's run that do not play major or recurring roles in the series. Characters are sorted by their first Puyo Puyo appearance, with their true origin being noted in their profile.

Note that, due to the sheer number of characters listed, this page is a major Work In Progress.



  • A Dog Named "Dog": As a side effect of many characters being originally Mooks in Madou Monogatari, a lot of characters have generic names, like Mummy, Zombie, Dragon, etc.
  • Mooks: Many characters were originally generic enemies in the Madou Monogatari series, most coming from Madou Monogatari 1-2-3.
  • Put on a Bus: Outside of Puyo Puyo!! Quest, the icon menu of Puyo Puyo Champions, and/or a nameless Palette Swapped appearance in the N-Gage Puyo Pop, none of these characters have been seen in a Sega-developed Puyo Puyo game. In fact, the last appearance for most of these characters was Puyo Puyo Box, which released in 2000.

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First Appearance: Madou Monogatari II
Voiced by: Kaneto Shiozawa (Puyo Puyo CD)
Character Color: Yellow

The Mummy is Exactly What It Says on the Tin. Its most distinguishing trait is its Ambiguous Gender, stemming from having a feminine voice in the first arcade game.

  • Ambiguous Gender: It's never clear what gender it is, since pronouns are ambiguous and its voice tends to be androgynous. However, a 4koma implies it's female.
  • Fake Special Attack: It attempts to use a type of curse to increase its power, but it instead makes it summon a butterfly.
  • Mummy Wrap: It attacks with its bandages in Madou Monogatari. Its lines in the first arcade game also imply this.
  • Wake-Up Call Boss: In the first arcade game, it serves as the final opponent in the easy course, and its AI manual drops a lot more then Skeleton-T and Nasu Grave before it.


First Appearance: Madou Monogatari II
Voiced by: Shigeru Chiba (Puyo Puyo CD)
Character Color: Red

A man in what appears to be in a scorpion suit. He is very polite and is always seen with a shy smile on his face.

  • Blade on a Stick: Never seen without a spear in his hands.
  • Dub Name Change: "Scorpion Man" (which is a literal translation of his real name) in the English arcade game.
  • Friendly Enemy: In both the first arcade game and Tsu, he treats his matches with good sportsmanship and he even appreciates Arle remembering him in the latter.
  • Kansai Regional Accent: It's even noted in Quest's 2* flavor text.
  • Perpetual Smiler: According to Quest's 5* flavor text, he smiles in spite of being angry, sad, impatient, or even sleeping.


First Appearance: Madou Monogatari III
Voiced by: Yuko Mizutani (Puyo Puyo CD), Noriko Hidaka (Puyo Puyo CD Tsu)

A foot monster with a baby face. Pointing out just how strange he is will earn the unlucky victim a flying kick.

  • Berserk Button: Calling him a freak really upset him, causing him to attack.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Has yet to appear in Quest. Given that almost every Compile-era character that shows up in the mainline games was added to the game within the first year or so, it's a safe assumption that SEGA's not bringing him back.
  • Dub Name Change: "Small Foot" in the English arcade game.
  • Enemy Summoner / Self-Duplication: In Madou Monogatari, he creates a copy of himself to aid him in battle.
  • Our Monsters Are Weird: A Monopod, a human-like creature with a single giant foot from their waist downwards. He's even this in-universe.
  • Signature Move: Sanjyuumon Kick.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": In the first game, he's referred to as Sukiyapotes, likely as a romanization error.


First Appearance: Madou Monogatari II
Voiced by: Kazunari Tanaka (Puyo Puyo CD)

This undead creature is known for menacing Arle even when reduced to small remains...and for being an awesome guitar player.

  • Big Ol' Unibrow
  • Catchphrase: "Ugeeee!"
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Similar to Sukiyapodes, he has yet to appear in Quest.
  • Deadpan Snarker: In the English arcade game, he mocks Arle by saying she's not exactly a bed of roses after being told he stinks.
  • Determinator: In Madou Monogatari 1-2-3, when you defeat a standard Zombie, it loses a body part. The next time you encounter a Zombie, it will be missing that body part, suggesting that it is the same Zombie that you fought before. This continues until the Zombie is literally a few small piles of undead flesh.
  • Hidden Depths: He's apparently skilled at playing the electric guitar.
  • Our Zombies Are Different: A guitar playing zombie.
  • Verbal Tic: Tends to stress the ending of his sentences.
  • Wake-Up Call Boss: In the first arcade game, Zombie is the first opponent to try to build chains on purpose.

    Characters Introduced in Puyo Puyo Tsu 

Banshee Trio

First Appearance: Madou Monogatari I
Voiced by: Kikuko Inoue, Mariko Kouda, and Miki Ito (Puyo Puyo CD Tsu)
Character Color: Purple

A trio of three girls that are Cute, but Cacophonic and much older than they look.


First Appearance: Madou Monogatari III
Voiced by: Sakura Tange (Puyo Puyo CD Tsu), Honoka Inoue (Puyo Puyo Quest)
Character Color: Red

A sheep/tomato monster based on the mythological Vegetable Lamb of Tartary.

  • All There in the Manual: All About Puyo Puyo Tsu reveals that Baromett is actually a male, contrary to his general appearance and voice.
  • Ambiguous Gender: All About Puyo Puyo Tsu reveals that Baromett is a male, but outside of that, you have the head-flower, female-sounding voice, and the horn size as your only tells. The horns were small in Tsu, but grew incredibly large in Quest.
  • Attention Whore: According to his Quest bio, he tries to do as a good job as he can so that others can shower him with praise.
  • Catchphrase: "Meeh!" and "Dame, dame!" ("No good, no good!")
  • The Cutie: And he definitely knows it.
  • Funny Animal
  • Meaningful Name: As mentioned above, he's based off of the mythological Vegetable Lamb of Tartary.
  • Planimal: Half-sheep, half-tomato.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter

Cait Sith

First Appearance: Madou Monogatari III
Voiced by: Konami Yoshida and Sakura Tange (Puyo Puyo CD Tsu)
Character Color: Yellow

A pair of Siamese cats. When one speaks, the other repeats.

  • Catchphrase: "Nya, nya, nya! (Nya, nya, nya!)"
  • Cats Are Mean: Particularly in Madou Monogatari Big Kindergarten Kids, they tell Arle they're going to bully her.
  • Cute Kitten: Kittens rather. Their demeanor is not as adorable, though.
  • The Dividual: These two cats function as a unit and are never separate.
  • Non-Indicative Name: A Cait Sith is a mythical cat that's described as mostly black and described as either a type of fairy or witch. Aside from being cats, they have nothing in common. In fact, they were originally just called "Siamese" until the PC-98 version changed their name to match the mythological creature.
  • Stealth Pun: They're Siamese twins!
  • Trickster Twins: Despite they're innocent looks, they like to cause mischief.
  • Verbal Tic: They tend to repeat each other's sentences.


First Appearance: Madou Monogatari I
Character Color: Purple

A gigantic chicken with a serpent tail. Arle encounters it during her kindergarten exam.

  • Depending on the Artist: In the Compile games, Cockatrice was brown with a chicken-like beak and turquoise tail, but in Quest he's instead purple with a more parrot-like beak and red tail.
  • Mix-and-Match Critter: A snake/dragon and a chicken, being a cockatrice.
  • Jerkass: Both of his appearances in the Playstation/Saturn Tsu involve him harassing Arle, one instance repeatedly pecking her and another persistently chasing her.
  • Wake-Up Call Boss: In the Playstation/Saturn version of Tsu, he's the final opponent in the easy course, and his AI plays much more aggressively then past opponents.
  • Unfortunate Name: Defied. Cockatrice's four-letter preview window label misspells his name as "COOK" to avoid the obvious vulgar slang.


First Appearance: Madou Monogatari III
Voiced by: Naoko Matsui (Puyo Puyo CD Tsu), Chizuko Hoshino (Puyo Puyo~n)

A yellow fire-breathing dragon. By the time the events of Puyo Puyo~n roll around, it appears to now be owned by Chico.

  • All Animals Are Dogs: It reacts to things like a curious pet, and even the way it says "gao" is similar to dog barks.
  • All Animals Are Domesticated: Being Chico's pet as of Yo~n, it more or less applies here.
  • All There in the Manual: In Yo~n, Dragon gains a backstory via Chico's Diary, which goes into detail as to how Chico met him, and where he came from.
  • Baleful Polymorph: Not Dragon itself, but Arle uses transformation magic to turn herself into Dragon during its pre-battle cutscene in Tsu, much to its surprise and annoyance.
  • Breath Weapon: Considering he's a dragon, it's pretty obvious what his primary weapon would be in this case. In this case, it has the classic fire breath and a laser beam as its Super Move in Yo~n.
  • Dragons Hate Water: According to an entry in Chico's Diary, Dragon isn't exactly a fan of water.
  • Cool Pet: Specifically Chico's pet, and can even breathe fire.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Has yet to appear in Quest. Unlike most of the excluded mainline characters, who are usually too gross or otherwise bizarre for Sega's vision of the series, it's difficult to guess why Sega doesn't want it back.
  • Giant Flyer: As implied by Chico in her diary, Dragon has a bit of difficulty flying due to his small wings, most likely by virtue of him being very young by dragon standards.
  • Our Dragons Are Different: A roughly human-sized dragon that acts like a pet.
  • Palette Swap: Subverted in Box; Tsu Dragon and Yo~n Dragon have completely different sets of sprites.
  • Playing with Fire: Naturally, being a dragon and all.
  • Promoted to Playable: In Puyo Puyo~n.
  • The Unintelligible: All it can say is "gao".
  • Wings Do Nothing: Subverted. While he can fly, his wings are so small that he can only keep in the air for very short periods of time. Most likely due to him being quite young by dragon standards.
  • Younger Than They Look: Dragon may be rather large, but going by his somewhat childish demeanor and tiny wings, Chico guesses that he's most likely an infant by dragon standards.


First Appearance: Madou Monogatari II
Voiced by: Kaneto Shiozawa (Puyo Puyo CD Tsu), Ryuji Aigase (Puyo Puyo!! Quest)
Character Color: Green

A goldfish merchant who tends to snicker a lot.

  • Badass Decay: Invoked with "Fufufu Remix" in Super Puyo Puyo Tsu Remix, which has weaker AI then Fufufu normally.
  • Flying Seafood Special: Downplayed. Though he does float, he doesn't appear to have true flight and is usually perched on his briefcase.
  • Meaningful Name: "Fufufu" is onomatopoeia for mischievous laughter, which is his Verbal Tic.
  • Riddle for the Ages: Bios constantly bring up the mystery with Fufufu's safe box and what's in it, which is never revealed.
  • Theme Naming: Continues the tradition of merchants having repetitive names.
  • Verbal Tic: "Fufufu", sometimes "Mmhmhm".


First Appearance: Madou Monogatari I
Character Color: Blue

A werewolf in a t-shirt, jeans and jacket.


First Appearance: Madou Monogatari I
Voiced by: Ken Yamaguchi (Puyo Puyo CD Tsu)
Character Color: Purple

The final boss of the MSX version of Madou Monogatari I, it is a giant bird-like monster that Arle defeats to pass her kindergarten exam.

  • Berserk Button: His Rally Mode cutscene in the Playstation/Saturn version of Tsu shows him lunging at Arle with Berserker Tears after yet again being mocked.
  • Butt-Monkey:
    • He poorly handles his Demoted to Extra status, and Arle constantly reminds him of it.
    • Saturn Madou Monogatari has him attempt to enter a portal for his Limit Break, only to always fail and waste his turn. He is the only boss in the game to have this distinction.
  • Demoted to Extra: After serving as the final boss of the MSX version of Madou Monogatari I, he is dropped from a number of other ports and is a normal (albeit higher-leveled) opponent in Tsu. Lampshaded in versions with pre-battle cutscenes: Arle initially assumes that it is the final boss, and the creature starts crying when Arle realizes that it isn't.
  • Final Boss: Zig-zagged. He's the final boss in the MSX and Mega Drive versions of Madou Monogatari I. However in other versions like PC Engine CD-ROM, Game Gear, and PC-98 versions, he's replaced with Fudoushi.
  • Master of Illusion: Most famously conjuring up a disturbing image of Arle's classmates as zombies.
  • Mythology Gag: His breakdown in Tsu is likely inspired by Compile replacing him with Fudoushi after the MSX version of Madou Monogatari I, keeping in mind that the first console versions of Tsu released before he got to be the Final Boss again in the Mega Drive remake. (Though even there, a silhouette version of Dark Prince is the True Final Boss.)
  • Off with His Head!: Defeating him in the Windows Madou Monogatari games will cause his head to fall off.
  • Ocular Gushers: He unleashes a river of tears after being reminded that he isn't the final boss, as well as in his defeat portrait.
  • Our Demons Are Different: A bird-like blue demon that can create illusions.
  • Prone to Tears: Easily bursts into a sobbing mess.
  • Shapeshifting: Gains this ability in the Mega Drive version of Madou Monogatari I.
  • The Unintelligible: He can only speak in bird squawks.
  • Villain Decay: He goes from being the Final Boss in some versions of Madou Monogatari I to an early late-game character in Tsu whose reduced threat level is constantly lampshaded (he isn't even part of the "Boss!?" combination in Quest). Justified in that Arle managed to defeat him while in kindergarten. Also, he went from having a mildly menacing design in the early Puyo Puyo games, to a plushie-like birdie in his most recent appearances.


First Appearance: Madou Monogatari I
Voiced by: Miki Ito (Puyo Puyo CD Tsu)

A childlike zombie.

  • All Men Are Perverts
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Has yet to appear in Quest.
  • Covert Pervert: If Compile-era Puyo media is anything to go by, he might be this. Considering how he used his detachable eye to spy on Arle and Scylla while they were bathing in a spa...
  • Eye Scream: His eye occasionally falls out of its socket, predictably grossing out/terrifying those around him.
  • Losing Your Head: His head is prone to falling off, though he treats it as just a minor inconvenience. Despite waving to the crowd headless, he acts as if nothing happened in the "Rugby" Discstation short.
  • Our Zombies Are Different
  • Use Your Head: An animated Puyo Puyo short has Mini-Zombie participating in an American football match. He ends up winning the game for his team by detaching his head and replacing it with the ball, allowing him to successfully get the ball to the goalpost.


First Appearance: Madou Monogatari II
Voiced by: Kazunari Tanaka (Puyo Puyo CD Tsu)
Character Color: Yellow

A lizard-like merchant.

  • Acrofatic: Despite his rotund appearance, according to his Quest bio, he can run the length of a marathon in a hour.
  • Ascended Extra: Unlike the other merchants in the series, Momomo carries the honor of being a playable party member in Saturn Madou.
  • Badass Normal: In his playable appearance in Saturn Madou, he does not have any spells or special techniques. He simply grabs objects from his backpack and uses them to attack.
  • Bag of Holding: His attacks in Saturn Madou consist of him pulling stuff from his big 'ol backpack. They consist of punching glove guns, food as bait, and cannons.
  • The Cameo: In Puyo Puyo~n. He was one of five characters who wasn't playable, but could be battled in Mission Mode.
    • Promoted to Playable: Averted, oddly enough. Out of the five characters who weren't playable in the console version of Yo~n, he was the only one who didn't make the jump to being playable in Pocket Puyo Puyo~n.
  • Improvised Golems: Momomo's Limit Break in Saturn Madou. Wherever the heck they come from, his are coin operated!
  • Intrepid Merchant: Just like his fellow merchants, Momomo travels great distances to sell his products. Even in places that would be considered unsafe for travel. According to Quest, some examples include a 'blazing inferno' or under the sea.
  • A Kind of One: Some bios have established that Momomo's clan are actually an entire race of creatures who all look the same (despite their gender), although it's clear that the Momomo we see make various appearances in the series is always the same one who comes across Arle from to time to time, judging by his conversations with her.
  • Series Mascot: In a manner of speaking. He wasn't exactly a 'mascot' per se, but he 'ran' Compile's mail order service in the mid 90's.
  • Theme Naming: Continues the tradition of merchants having repetitive names.
  • Uncanny Family Resemblance: Apparently, Momomo and his clan look identical across the board with not much to distinguish them. This includes females.
  • Viewer Gender Confusion: As alluded to above, Momomo and his clan look identical to each other, with not much to tell them apart. There's even been cases where male members have female voices and female members have male voices.


First Appearance: Madou Monogatari I
Voiced by: Wakana Yamazaki (Puyo Puyo CD Tsu)

A flea so small that an arrow must be used to locate him.

  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: A Bilingual Bonus example. His name means flea in Japanese, and he himself is... well, a flea.
  • Giant Foot of Stomping: Unintentionally ends up being on the receiving end of this, courtesy of Rulue in Saturn Madou, although he doesn't take any lasting damage.
  • Hot-Blooded: All that bouncing around does the speaking for him, and he can put up a fight in Puyo when need be. Getting stomped on doesn't even stop him either.
  • Humans Are Cthulhu: Relatively speaking, obviously. The majority of the cast is this in his eyes.
  • Irony: Pretty odd how Arle and her party appear rather shocked to hear him talk in Saturn Madou, considering the vast amount of creatures in this series who also have the ability to speak...
  • Meaningful Name/Bilingual Bonus: His name means "flea" in Japanese. Which he is.
  • Super Strength: It's vaguely implied that despite his size, he can be surprisingly strong when truly angered.
  • Talking Animal: To the utter shock of Arle and her party in Saturn Madou.
  • Trampled Underfoot: A non-mean spirited example. As mentioned above, Rulue accidentally does this to him in Saturn Madou, though he doesn't take too much damage.


First Appearance: Madou Monogatari II
Voiced by: Ken Yamaguchi (Puyo Puyo CD Tsu)
Character Color: Blue

A strange combination of an owl and a bear. It is best known for menacing preschool-age Arle in Madou Monogatari ARS.

  • Berserk Button: Don't invade his territory (whether by accident or not).
  • Canon Foreigner: Appeared in Madoushi Raruba (a spiritual prequel to Madou Monogatari) first, but was carried over into the Madou Monogatari/Puyo Puyo franchise from the start.
  • Demoted to Extra: He went from being the villain of Madou Monogatari A, to a being a mere mook in it's Game Gear remake Doki Doki Vacation, with Dark Prince taking on the Big Bad duties in a new plot instead.
  • Determinator: In Arle's story in Madou Monogatari ARS. Despite getting beat up by Arle (who is only 4 years old here) over and over, he keeps coming back for more and gets progressively stronger. He's defeated for good by the 3rd (and final) battle.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite his territorial nature, it's implied that he gets along surprisingly well with Serilly. He even has an ending in Serilly's Happy Birthday, which is usually given to the character with the highest friendship with her.
  • Mix-and-Match Critters: Has the head of an owl and the body of a bear.
  • Recurring Boss: He is fought near the beginning, middle and very end of Madou Monogatari A. His sprites even change to make him look increasingly beaten up and angry, during his second and third encounters.
  • Talking Animal


First Appearance: Madou Monogatari I
Voiced by: Keaton Yamada (Puyo Puyo CD Tsu), Tatsuya Tomizawa (Puyo Puyo Quest)
Character Color: Blue

A radish merchant with a strange accent.


First Appearance: Madou Monogatari I
Voiced by: Ryo Horikawa (Puyo Puyo CD Tsu)
Character Color: Blue

A snowman(?) merchant.

  • Ambiguous Species: Bios compare him to a snowman, but also have doubts about it. It's even implied that Parara himself doesn't know what he is.
  • Artificial Stupidity: Similar to Skeleton-T, he doesn't rotate his Puyo.
  • Blush Stickers: In Quest.
  • Intrepid Merchant
  • Luck-Based Mission: In Tsu, his AI always tries to sandwich Puyo at every opportunity. Depending on the RNG, he can either be easy to beat or deceptively hard as a result.
  • Theme Naming: He continues the trend of merchants having repetitive names.
  • The Voiceless: In the Puyo Puyo games he appears in. According to Tsu, his business is seriously suffering from him being subject to this trope. Strangely enough, this is not the case in Madou Monogatari or in some versions of Tsu.

Samurai Mole

First Appearance: Madou Monogatari III
Voiced by: Takeshi Aono (Puyo Puyo CD Tsu)
Character Color: Green

A mole wearing samurai armor.

  • Badass Baritone: Contrary to his relatively cute appearance, he has the voice of a middle-aged man.
  • Berserk Button: Similar to Onion Pixie, he doesn't find much favor in being described as 'cute'. This being said, he reacts far better to being referred to as such than the likes of Onion Pixie, who gets far more irritable at the mere mention of being called cute or anything similar.
  • Everything's Better with Samurai
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: A mole wearing samurai armor and has the mannerisms of a samurai.
  • Friendly Enemy: Like Sasoriman before him, he treats Arle with respect before their bout in Tsu.
  • Let's Fight Like Gentlemen: He's a strong believer of this.


First Appearance: Madou Monogatari II (PC-98 version)
Character Color: Red

A woman with a human head and torso combined with dog-like legs.

Will 'O Wisp

First Appearance: Madou Monogatari II
Voiced by: Kikuko Inoue (Puyo Puyo CD Tsu)
Character Color: Purple

A large floating spark ball accompanied by two smaller spark balls.

  • Action Bomb: Can potentially self-destruct in Madou Monogatari II, causing heavy damage to Arle and knocking itself out.
  • Berserk Button: It didn't take too kindly to Arle calling it dumb.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: It's implied to be this.
  • Comically Cross-Eyed: Its default expression. Arle deduces that Will 'O Wisp isn't very bright due to this trope.
  • Light 'em Up: Capable of emitting a bright light, which increases Arle's chances of missing in Madou Monogatari II.
  • No-Sell: Immune to fire magic in Madou Monogatari II.
  • The Quiet One

    Characters Introduced in Puyo Puyo Sun 


First Appearance: Madou Monogatari III: Kyuukyoku Joou-sama

A man with a paper bag over his head that wears clothing nearly identical to Arle's.

Honey Bee

First Appearance: Bayoeen Wars: Daimadou Senryaku Monogatari
Character Color: Yellow

A small humanoid bee girl.

  • Ascended Extra: The Waku Waku Puyo Dungeon manga, promotes her to Schezo's sidekick, who follows him through the whole story. Quite a jump from being a mere, common mook in the game itself.
  • Bee Afraid: A pretty nasty bee girl who attempts to sting Arle and successfully stings Schezo. (Though the latter doesn't notice.)
  • Beware My Stinger Tail: Though doesn't use her actual stinger, she has a lance that emulates the same effect.
  • The Cameo: In Puyo Puyo~n. She was one of five characters who wasn't playable, but could be battled in Mission Mode.
  • Cowardly Mooks: In Waku Waku Puyo Puyo Dungeon, Honey Bees will prioritize running away if their HP is low.
  • Cute Monster Girl: She looks more like a tiny, adorable sprite in a bee costume.
  • Fragile Speedster: Waku Waku Puyo Puyo Dungeon has a red variant of Honey Bee that moves at double the speed, meaning she can quickly close in on the player, but her defenses are still lackluster and will run away at low health.
  • Hidden Depths: She's a huge fan of samurai movies.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: In Daimadou Senryaku Monogatari. She's unaffected by terrain, can take a couple of hits from most Mooks, can strike enemies from one or two spaces away, and has a reasonable magic cost to offset the power difference between her and heavy hitters Gust and Teppouuo.
  • Keigo: Uses "de gozaru" at the end of sentences.
  • Pain to the Ass: Some official Compile-era 4koma comics and artwork were rather fond of having her sting characters in the butt. Arle, Schezo, Incubus, Witch and Choppun are usually shown as her victims in said media.
  • Rescue Romance: A non-romantic example, although she does admit to finding him somewhat hands ome. Sig (unintentionally) rescues her from Kodomo Dragon, leading to this trope.
  • Undying Loyalty: Following Sig (unintentionally) rescuing her from Kodomo Dragon, she declares that she is now at Sig's beck and call, although Sig doesn't care for such things.
  • Winged Humanoid: As a bee person, sports wings.
  • Ye Olde Butchered English: Her speech patterns in Quest seem to consist of this.

Kodomo Dragon

First Appearance: Bayoeen Wars: Daimadou Senryaku Monogatari
Character Color: Blue

A cave-boy who rides on a fire-breathing komodo dragon.

  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Whenever he spots a bug.
  • A Boy and His X: A cave-boy and his fire-breathing komodo dragon.
  • Breath Weapon: His pet komodo dragon can spit fire.
  • Foil: To Sig. They both like to catch bugs, but Kodomo Dragon likes to eat them, which Sig is greatly opposed to. This is highlighted when the two meet in Quest.
  • Hulk Speak: Compile's incarnation of him seems to invoke this trope upon his speech patterns.
  • Kansai Regional Accent: After SEGA took the reigns, this seems to be what his speech patterns seem to have evolved into.
  • Mighty Glacier: In Daimadou, he is surprisingly sturdy for his magic cost and can put the hurt on a number of enemy types (Archan in particular goes down in two hits). However, he pays for this with bad mobility.
  • Punny Name: "Kodomo" is the Japanese word for "child" and an anagram of Komodo.
  • The Rival: To Sig. A rivalry that's mostly about bug catching and (for the most part) is pretty one-sided on Kodomo Dragon's part, if Sig's placid reactions are anything to go by.
  • True Companions: With his pet komodo dragon.
  • Wild Child: He's implied to be this.

    Characters Introduced in Puyo Puyo~n 


First Appearance: Bayoeen Wars: Daimadou Senryaku Monogatari
Voiced by: Yūko Gotō (Puyo Puyo~n)
Character Color: Red

A cute, elfish archer. She's known to be quite mischievous and prone to whipping up lies to mess with unsuspecting people.

  • Annoying Arrows: Downplayed in Daimadou; she is a lower-end monster, but is capable of holding her own. Her Super Attack in console Yo~n however is a defensive interpretation, merely removing twelve Puyo from her side of the field. And the Super Attack she uses in Box's Scramble Mode plays the trope even straighter, as it drops a single Nuisance Puyo into both fields.
  • Bokukko: In Pocket Puyo Puyo~n, she uses "boku" to refer to herself.
  • Cheerful Child
  • Genki Girl
  • Helpful Mook: She can potentially be this in Saturn Madou due to her Wheel of Decisions attack described below.
  • Meaningful Name/Bilingual Bonus: Her name is actually a portmanteau of archer (what she is) and the -chan honorific.
  • Ocular Gushers: In her Box defeat portrait.
  • The Prankster: From crocodile tears to traps, she's quite skilled in the art. She's even lured Arle into her pitfall traps in Yo~n. Twice in the same scene!
    • Laser-Guided Karma: In Pocket Puyo Puyo~n, Arle gets back at Archan for her trick by casting Fire at the ground around her, causing a hole to form under Archan's feet, which the latter falls into.
  • Pointy Ears: Though downplayed in Daimadou.
  • Random Effect Spell: What one of her attacks in Saturn Madou pretty much entail.
  • Trick Arrow: Implied to have this in her arsenal.
  • Wheel of Decisions: One of her attacks in Saturn Madou involves the aforementioned trope spinning above Arle and her allies, labeled with various effects, both harmful AND helpful. Whatever Archan's arrow hits will be what either harms (or helps) Arle and her party.


First Appearance: Puyo Puyo~n
Voiced by: Kyoko Minami (Puyo Puyo~n), Sayuri Hara (Puyo Puyo!! Quest)
Character Color: Yellow

A young tribal girl who Arle befriends on her quest to find Carbuncle. She owns a pet dragon.

  • All There in the Manual: In the months leading up to the release of Yo~n, Compile promoted the game by having a 1-2 page spread in Disc Station Magazine and SEGA Magazine where Chico details the daily going-ons of her life in her diary, which ends up explaining things like how she developed her powers, her training under her grandmother's tutelage, how she came to have Dragon as her pet, and even a little bit of her life following the defeat of Doppelganger Arle is revealed.
  • Badass Native: Despite hailing from a tribe that normally keeps to themselves, she has little trouble helping Arle take on the likes of powerful individuals like Schezo Wegey and Rulue.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: A downplayed example. While she's very adept at light magic and she does enjoy learning about her family's magic, she's not exactly fond of all the work that goes into honing her skills.
  • Cheerful Child
  • Demihuman
  • Dragon Rider: Is occasionally depicted riding her pet dragon in official Yo~n artwork.
  • Gender-Blender Name: Her name means "boy" in Spanish.
    • Dub Name Change: Interestingly, the Latin American version of Puyo Puyo Champions appears to acknowledge this and renames her Chica.
  • Good Is Dumb: A downplayed example, but she does have her scatterbrained moments. Most notably, her family's temple that she was guarding ends up being infiltrated by Schezo... who gets in via the back door, TWICE. The first time Schezo intended to steal the power-enhancing crystals housed inside Chico's home. The second time this happens (in the bonus curry side-story exclusive to the PlayStation version of Yo~n), Schezo is now helping himself to the food in Chico's house. Schezo even goes as far as to lampshade her carelessness.
    • And just before the above mentioned moment, she attempted to fight off Arle and her friends, who she believed were trying to steal the power crystals from her family's home, even though they had no intention of doing so.
  • Light 'em Up: What most of her magic consists of.
  • Magic Staff: She wields one to cast her light magic.
  • Miko: Though her relations to Shinto (if there even are any) are unknown.
  • Mundane Object Amazement: Downplayed, but Chico (as revealed in her diary), displays an unusual amount of wonder at the sight of a mass surplus of different-colored balloons holding a small cottage-like structure (which Witch was piloting), which had floated over and past her village. Mind you, she was a tad more amazed at the balloons than the cottage-like structure they were holding.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: After helping Arle find Carbuncle, Chico's Diary reveals that her grandmother was NOT happy with her walking out on her duty of guarding her family's temple, noticing that a majority of the power-enhancing crystals which the temple houses were stolen, implying that Schezo (who intended on stealing them earlier) successfully stole them following her departure. As punishment, she ends up putting twice as much work into her training and tending to their tribe's crops.
  • Sarashi: Not visible under normal circumstances, but her Yo~n character model sheet depicts her wearing one, wrapped around her chest area underneath her usual shrine maiden robes.
  • Seer: She has divination powers that allow her foresee the future (and she takes great pride in this), although Quest implies that her predictions don't always pan out as how she sees them.
  • Shrinking Violet: A downplayed example.
  • Who Wears Short Shorts?: Just like with her sarashi mentioned above, this isn't visible under normal circumstances, but her Yo~n character model sheet depicts her wearing a pair of shorts underneath her usual shrine maiden robes.
  • Wise Beyond Their Years: Her Quest flavor text states that despite her age, she's actually quite insightful.
  • You Shall Not Pass!: She initially believes Arle and her friends to be thieves looking to steal power gems from her family's temple. It should be noted that Arle was simply trying to describe Carbuncle's appearance to her, so as to help Chico identify where he might have went.

    Characters Introduced in the Nazo Puyo series 


First Appearance: Madou Monogatari II

A troll-like man with blue, fur-like hair that covers the majority of his body except his feet and nose. He is known to love cold places which may explain his white and blue appearance most of the time.

  • An Ice Person: He's even surrounded by big icicles in the PC-98 version.
  • Berserk Button: He's quite territorial, swinging his club wildly if anyone bothers him.
  • Bigfoot, Sasquatch and Yeti: Specifically, he resembles a mix between a Sasquatch and a Yeti.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Has yet to appear in Puyo Puyo!! Quest.
  • Early Installment Character Design Difference: In Madou Monogatari 1-2-3, he looked more like a fairy spirit. It was Madou Monogatari ARS that gave him his more recognizable troll-like appearance. Also, he used one of his icicles as a makeshift club in the PC-98 version of Madou Monogatari 1-2-3 before gaining an actual club as a weapon in ARS.
  • Grumpy Old Man
  • Meaningful Name: He's loosely based on the mythical dwarf from Swiss and French mythology.
  • Weak to Fire: Interestingly enough, there is a fire-wielding variation of Barbegazi.

Billy Burn

First Appearance: Madou Monogatari I (Mega Drive)

A somewhat psychotic young warrior who wields a flaming sword.

  • Ax-Crazy: He's well-known to have tendencies of this.
  • Big Brother Worship: He's said to look up to his brother very much.
  • Canon Foreigner: Interestingly, Billy is NOT native to Puyo Puyo or even Madou Monogatari, despite his occasional appearances. In fact, he's actually from a mostly unrelated series which was also developed by Compile, known as JUMP HERO. Specifically, he's the younger twin brother of the series' main protagonist who is also named Billy.
  • Distaff Counterpart: Has one in the form of Mrs. Eve in the Mega Drive remake of Madou Monogatari I. Artwork and promotional material constantly pairs them up, while they're both encountered on the same floor in the game itself.
  • Hot-Blooded: Figuratively AND Literally.
  • Playing with Fire
  • Pyromaniac
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: He's implied to be the Red in comparison to his twin brother's Blue. Also the Red in comparison to Mrs. Eve.

Demiserf (Demon Servant)

First Appearance: Madou Monogatari R
Voiced by: Yoshiaki Hasegawa (Puyo Puyo!! Quest)
Character Color: Blue

A demonic young man with a horn jutting out of his forehead. Exclusively appeared in Rulue-centric games until Arle no Bouken and Puyo Puyo!! Quest.

  • Ascended Extra: He started as a mook in ARS, but became one of the main villains in Rulue's Spring Break of Fists and ultimately went on to be the most recurring Rulue-centric antagonist in the series.
  • Bare-Fisted Monk: Apparently has a great deal of martial arts knowledge that could rival that of Rulue's.
  • Bowdlerise: He is renamed "Demiserf" in the Western release of Champions.
  • The Bus Came Back: He's one of the most notable examples. He returns in Quest despite his only Puyo Puyo appearance being the incredibly-obscure Super Nazo Puyo Tsu.
  • The Cameo: Interestingly, he appears as an icon in Champions and Tetris 2, while several characters that appeared in major entries do not.
  • Continuity Nod: One of his flavor text lines in Quest has him mention that he has trouble with a certain blue-haired martial artist, referencing his history as The Rival to Rulue.
  • Fangs Are Evil: Has a prominent fang.
  • Fingerless Gloves: Partially; his gloves cover his thumb and pinky fingers but leave the others exposed.
  • Horned Humanoid: Sports a unicorn-like horn sticking out of his forehead.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Show of hands, who wants to hang out with someone named Demon Servant?
  • Non-Indicative Name: His Quest flavor text wonders if he actually serves anyone. In Madou Monogatari ARS he was in service to the Count, but this appears to have been since dropped following the Count's absence from the series after Rulue's Spring Break of Fists.
  • Pointy Ears: As with most demons in this series.
  • Signature Move: Black Flame Rondo in Quest.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Is infamously rendered as "Demon Sarvant" in the 25th Anniversary Book, which is part of the reason why the fanbase does not take the book seriously for name romanizations.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: As befitting a demon.
  • Take Over the World: Apparently, world conquest is one of his goals.
  • The Rival: To Rulue, sharing her proficiency in martial arts.
  • Those Two Guys: He's occasionally depicted as this alongside Vampire.
  • Undying Loyalty: To the Count in Madou Monogatari ARS.


First Appearance: Madou Monogatari II (PC-98 version)
Voiced by: Rio Aida (Puyo Puyo!! Quest)
Character Color: Blue

A djinn that resides in jars and can enlarge her hands in order to pummel foes.

  • Bare Your Midriff
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Becomes possessed by the Yogs in both Draco or Witch's paths in Saturn Madou.
  • Bug Catching: Picks up on this for a while in Quest, to emulate Sig in hopes of getting a red arm like his. It doesn't work out, but she is still overjoyed at how much the bugs she collected helped to spook Schezo.
  • The Bus Came Back: One of the few Nazo Puyo characters to return in Quest, which even gives her a surprising amount of attention, via two alt. cards and a healthy amount of Manzai appearances.
  • The Cameo: She makes a small appearance on a card in Pocket Puyo Puyo SUN.
    • Like Demiserf, she appears as an icon in Champions and Tetris 2.
  • Catchphrase: Variations of "Ja-ja-jaaaan!"
  • Cheaters Never Prosper: Tries to cheat her way to victory in both Draco's Beauty Contest and Witch's magical competition in Saturn Madou only to fail in both routes and get called out for her misbehavior.
  • Freaky Is Cool: She actually admires Sig's demon arm, to the point of wanting one of her own arms to be like it as well.
  • Genie in a Bottle: Played straight as Lamp Jaan, but subverted normally where she pops out of a jar instead.
  • Genki Girl
  • Giant Hands of Doom: She can enlarge her hands to strike her opponents.
  • Horned Humanoid
  • Improvised Umbrella: She carries a leaf as Rain-sheltering Jaan in Quest.
  • Power Makes Your Hair Grow: Her standard set in Quest starts with short hair, but gains a bushy ponytail once she hits ★5. This is a Mythology Gag based on Jaan varying between short hair and long hair Depending on the Artist in the Compile games. Outside of her standard set, Sega consistently uses long hair.
  • Punny Name: Applies no matter how her name is romanized. "Jan" is a play on her aforementioned Catchphrase, while any of the "R" variations references the fact that she generally lives inside jars.
  • Our Genies Are Different: A horned Cute Monster Girl who is more about slapping people around with her giant hands than granting wishes. She has more similarities to a stereotypical genie as Lamp Jaan.
  • The Prankster: Shades of this. She gets a kick out of popping out of jars to surprise people.
  • Signature Move: Magical Hand in Quest.
  • Sore Loser: In Saturn Madou, she ends up either stealing or breaking the prize at the end of Witch and Draco's routes after she loses their respective contests.
  • Spell My Name with an "S":
    • She's been called Jannote , Jarnnote , and Jarnnenote , with the fandom taking a fourth option by mixing the latter two to create Jarne. Puyo Puyo Champions, the first official romanization of her name outside of Japan, uses Jaan.
    • In a rare Japanese example, her name inconsistently went between ジャーン and ジャァーン in the Compile games. The change is minimal, merely changing how much emphasis is put on the "a" syllable.
  • Verbal Tic: She often ends her sentences with "-de gojaru," which may be a corruption of "-de gozaru." In Saturn she also has jan or ja-jan.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has blue hair.


First Appearance: Madou Monogatari II
Character Color: Green

A cute girl with a flower growing out of the crown of her head. This flower is valuable, but one must endure Mandrake's bloodcurdling scream to take it.

  • Berserk Button: Pulling her out of the ground causes her to shriek LOUDLY.
  • The Bus Came Back: Just like with Demiserf, not many really expected her to make a comeback. Granted, she did appear in more Puyo games than Demiserf, but it should be noted that the majority of said Puyo appearances consisted more of non-playable cameos than anything else.
  • The Cameo: Interestingly enough, the majority of her Puyo Puyo appearances consisted more of this than actually being playable.
  • Cute, but Cacophonic
  • Killer Rabbit: This adorable young girl can easily inflict a massive amount of damage to an ill prepared player, and potentially kill them in one shot.
  • Make Me Wanna Shout: Up to Eleven. Her screams are so ear piercingly loud that they inflict a ridiculous amount of damage, easily trumping other similar characters like Harpy and The Banshee Trio.
  • Plant Person
  • Shrinking Violet: Her Quest flavor text describes her as this, and she herself admits to being quite shy. Doubles as a Visual Pun.
  • Unique Enemy: In Madou Monogatari II, she shows up as an optional enemy you can fight.
  • Vendor Trash: The purpose of her flower in Madou Monogatari II is to be sold off for a lot of gold. Averted in Madou Monogatari: Big Kindergarden Kids, where instead her flower is needed to make a bouquet.


First Appearance: Madou Monogatari I (PC-98 version)

A jealous mermaid with pink hair who wants human legs. Originally she was "Uroko Sakana Bito" in the Madou Monogatari games, but when the notably different Serilly in Tsu adopted the same name, the two were eventually retooled to become different characters.

  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Has not appeared in a game since Puyo Puyo BOX.
  • Divergent Character Evolution: A particularly zig-zagged case. Originally she was "Uroko Sakana Bito", then the new mermaid Serilly essentially borrowed the identity for a few games, Merrow took back the name in Nazo Puyo, and then the two started to be called by their real names causing the two to be treated as different characters. However in BOX it reversed itself by turning Merrow into a Palette Swap of Serilly.
  • Driven by Envy: She's quite jealous of those with human legs, leading to her attacking those who have them.
  • Fiery Redhead: Well, pink hair anyway. That being said, she certainly has quite the fiery personality.
  • Rapunzel Hair
  • Unusual Ears: Fins, to be more precise.


First Appearance: Madou Monogatari S
Voiced by: Chihiro Ishiguro (Puyo Puyo!! Quest)
Character Color: Purple

A Horny Devil who is usually seen trying to seduce Schezo Wegey.

  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Following Compile's run where she originally had jet-black locks, her return to the series via Quest depicts her with pink hair.
  • Adaptational Modesty: She was hit by this trope pretty hard when Sega decided to bring her in line with their Tamer and Chaster standards. Compare her original dominatrix design to her Puyo Puyo!! Quest design pictured on this page.
  • Ascended Extra: She is the only character in Box's Scramble Mode who is neither fought in a mainline Puyo game nor is a Palette Swap of a character that is fought in a mainline game.
  • Boobs of Steel: Taking canon material into account, she competes with Rulue and Water Element for the position of "leading lady" of this trope in the series, considering she has the third-largest bust size of the entire female cast (clocking in at 82cm, she's beaten out by Water Element, who clocks in at 85cm, and Rulue, who clocks in at 90cm) What's more, she's one of the rare cases of having noticeable breasts even in her SEGA-era redesign.
  • The Bus Came Back: Her case regarding this trope is quite interesting, to say the least. The mystery originally surrounding her in the SEGA-developed games was that despite the drastically-different character design, the series' 25th Anniversary Book listed Quest's Succubus in the same manner that they listed the other Madou-era characters that were dug out of the vault for the game. Even more oddly, the same thing also occurred in regards to Quest's Lamia... whose Compile incarnation has no known Puyo Puyo appearances, adding to the questionable legitimacy of the book's claim. Puyo Puyo Champions' listing of Quest's Succubus alongside the main series characters and their alternates in its My Icon menu all but outright confirmed that the two demons truly were the same character.
  • The Cameo: Made a non-playable guest appearance in Pocket Puyo Puyo~n.
    • She also appears as an icon in Champions and Tetris 2.
  • Cleavage Window: Her Compile-era design featured this, whereas her SEGA-era redesign removes this aspect of her design.
  • Clothing Damage: Her Limit Break in Saturn Madou has her wildly flail her whip around to inflict tons of damage to your party...but her top gets caught in the collateral.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Depicted to be this during a surprise guest appearance in one of the Drama CDs towards Incubus.
  • Distaff Counterpart: To Incubus. Also, where Incubus tries to seduce Arle, Succubus tries to seduce Schezo. In addition, where Incubus' attraction towards Arle is virtually one-sided on his part, Succubus' attraction towards Schezo is implied to be a mutual feeling as he has admitted to finding her quite beautiful.
  • The Ditz: More so in Puyo Puyo than in Madou Monogatari, though it's downplayed for the most part.
  • Horned and Winged Humanoid: In Quest, she has horns and wings.
  • Horny Devils: Gee, I do wonder why that's her name!
  • Hot as Hell: Comes with the territory of being a succubus.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Absolutely applies to her Compile-era appearances. Downplayed once SEGA took the reigns, as she is still attractive and flirtatious, but nowhere near as overtly sexual.
  • Foe Romance Subtext: If their interactions in Saturn Madou and Waku Puyo Dungeon are anything to go by, it seems that despite all of the trouble Succubus usually gives Schezo, some moments have implied that she has felt some level of genuine attraction towards him. Likewise, Schezo has admitted that he does find Succubus quite pretty.
  • Narcissist
  • Rapunzel Hair: Not as prominent as Rulue or Water Element, but it's more or less there. She has long and wavy jet-black locks during Compile's run. During SEGA's run, she's instead given long and way pink locks.
  • The Rival: She considers herself this to Rulue and Incubus.
  • Running Gag: If she's in a game, it's likely she's there to harass Schezo.
  • Sensual Spandex: Late into Compile's years of handling the series, she's fashioned like a dominatrix wearing red spandex. SEGA's redesign for her did away with this.
  • Stripperific: Predictably, in the Madou games. In ARS, all she wears is strips of cloth, while in Waku Puyo Dungeon and all Compile-era Puyo Puyo media released afterward featuring her, she's fashioned like a dominatrix. Following her return to the series in Quest, SEGA ends up doing away with this design, having her trade in her Dominatrix outfit for a more conservative dress.
  • The Tease
  • The Vamp: Moreso in Madou Monogatari than in Puyo Puyo.
  • Whip It Good: Carries one as her main weapon in Saturn Madou. She carries one in Quest, though she's never depicted using it.
  • You Don't Look Like You: Out of every single Madou-era character that returned for Quest, she ended up getting the biggest design overhaul, to the point that most of the fanbase legitimately believed she was replaced by a different character in all but name for quite some time, until various promotional material pertaining to the series' 25th anniversary began to clear up some of the confusion, culminating in Puyo Puyo Champions all but outright confirming that they're the same person.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has pink hair via SEGA's redesign for her.


First Appearance: Madou Monogatari R

As his name suggests, he is a vampire. He works for the Count in Rulue's story in Madou Monogatari ARS and Rulue's Spring Break.

  • Ascended Extra: Initially a mook in ARS, Vampire became one of the main antagonists of Rulue's Spring Break of Fists, alongside Demiserf and the Count.
  • Badass Cape: Has a fairly intimidating-looking one.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Has not appeared in a game since Super Nazo Puyo Tsu.
  • Demonic Possession: Depending on the route taken, Vampire can do this to either Arle, Schezo, or even Rulue herself in Rulue's Spring Break.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: He's been mistaken for a girl on more than one occasion, much to his annoyance.
  • Fangs Are Evil: Has some prominent fangs, for obvious reasons.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: Unlike typical vampires, he doesn't just suck blood. He can also drain mages of their magic power. It's also implied that if he bites you, you won't turn into a vampire yourself. It's unknown whether or not he doesn't have such an ability or he simply chooses to not "infect" those bitten by him.
  • Pointy Ears
  • Riddle for the Ages: It's implied that he's hiding something underneath his cloak. Whatever he's hiding, we'll probably never know.
  • Those Two Guys: He's occasionally depicted as this alongside Demiserf.
  • Undying Loyalty: To the Count.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: Well, blond hair. But the point still stands.

Water Element

First Appearance: Madou Monogatari II

A personification of water, depicted as a beautiful woman with long blue hair.

  • Alien Blood: Despite her human-like appearance, her body doesn't circulate with blood, but with water. In fact, her bios state that she weighs 12 liters.
  • Anthropomorphic Personification: Of water.
  • Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: Her long blue hair strongly resembles that of flowing water.
  • Beauty Mark: She has one just under her right eye.
  • Boobs of Steel: Going by canon material, she has the second largest bust size of the entire female cast, clocking in at 85 cm. All things considered, she could easily compete with Rulue for "leading lady" of this trope (when one takes her bust size of 90 cm into account).
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: She hasn't appeared in a Puyo game since Super Nazo Puyo Tsu, although her last known appearance in general was in Madou Monogatari: Tower of the Magician (The latter was released after the former).
  • The Ditz: She... doesn't exactly have too much going on in that head of hers.
  • Early Installment Character Design Difference: In Madou Monogatari 1-2-3, she looked more like an actual water spirit. Come Madou Monogatari ARS, and she would be given her iconic Playboy Bunny outfit. In fact, she herself would ditch her look as a literal spirit of water and go on to have a design that bears a rather strong resemblance to that of Rulue.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: A bit of a subverted example. In actuality, some of her attacks allow her to charm females and males alike, thus causing even the likes of Arle and Rulue to fall for her.
  • Expy: Her design bears a strong resemblance to Rulue, most obvious in Super Nazo Puyo Tsu.
  • Hard-Drinking Party Girl
  • Little Bit Beastly: There's been implications (via her bios) that her Playboy Bunny outfit might not be just an outfit after all...
  • Making a Splash: Being an embodiment of water, this is a given.
  • Ms. Fanservice / Innocent Fanservice Girl: Naked in Madou Monogatari (with the exception of Tower of the Magician and ARS), wears a Playboy Bunny outfit in Super Nazo Puyo Tsu.
  • Playboy Bunny: Her iconic outfit.
  • Projectile Kiss: One of her attacks. This can stun her target for a period of time.
  • Rapunzel Hair
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has long, wavy blue locks.


First Appearance: Madou Monogatari II

A mysterious mournful ghost that rarely speaks. Her appearance changes between games, either being depicted as a woman or a cloak.

  • Bedsheet Ghost
  • Blinding Bangs: In Madou Monogatari: Big Kindergarten Kids.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Similar to fellow Mook Water Element, she hasn't appeared in a Puyo game since Super Nazo Puyo: Rulue's Roux. However, her last appearance in general was in Madou Monogatari: Big Kindergarten Kids. The latter game was released after the former game.
  • Depending on the Artist: Her appearance changes between games, between a woman ghost or a cloaked ghost with glowing eyes.
  • The Faceless: Zig-zagged depending on the game. The only thing that can be seen is glowing eyes.
  • Metal Slime: In Madou Monogatari, a Wraith will provide a lot of gold and experience points if defeated, but she can flee from battle.
  • Our Ghosts Are Different: A melancholy quiet female ghost wrapped in a cloak.
  • The Quiet One: She rarely talks.

    Characters Introduced in Puyo Puyo BOX 

Nega Kikimora (Black Kikimora)

First Appearance: Kikimora's Clean-Up
Voiced by: Akane Fujikawa (Puyo Puyo!! Quest)
Character Color: Red

A mysterious entity described to be the shadow of Kikimora, being her complete opposite in personality. Where Kikimora is the series' resident Neat Freak, Nega Kikimora is The Pig-Pen that opposes her.

  • Berserk Button: Calling her old is one way to easily set her off.
  • Blush Sticker: Just like Kikimora, she gains this in her SEGA-era redesign.
  • The Bus Came Back: One of the more notable examples. Even when Compile handled the series, her appearances were rather far and few in between.
  • A Day in the Limelight: She was essentially the main antagonist of Kikimora's Clean Up from the PC98 incarnation of Disc Station.
  • Dub Name Change: Originally named Black Kikimora in Japanese, she was renamed Nega Kikimora in the Western localization of Champions.
  • Evil Twin: Is this to Kikimora. Whether intentional or not, her default Box power goes along with this theme; instead of clearing her garbage (Nuisance Puyo), she turns the opponent's unmatched Puyo into Nuisance.
  • Idiot Hair: Unlike Kikimora's single bang of hair (that now stands upward following SEGA's redesign for her), Nega Kikimora's single bang still continues to droop downward following her design from Compile's games.
  • Informed Species: A very loose interpretation of the traditional Kikimora. In this case, she's the more malicious kind that causes chaos in the household.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Her Quest info implies that she's this.
  • Kansai Regional Accent: Her speech patterns seem to infer this.
  • Ma'am Shock: Just like her more immaculate-minded counterpart, she doesn't exactly take too kindly to being called "old". Something Arle ends up learning the hard way in Waku Waku Puyo Puyo Dungeon.
  • Meido: Much like the person she's mirroring.
  • The Pig-Pen: Where Kikimora embodies the Neat Freak trope, Nega Kikimora embodies this trope. She leaves trails of muck in her debut game, creates Garbage Puyo, and her Quest art depicts her with a paint-covered mop to make more messes.
  • Playing with Fire: She uses Dark Flame as one of her attacks in Arle no Bouken.
  • The Quiet One: In Waku Waku Puyo Puyo Dungeon, she isn't exactly a lady of many words... that is, until Arle (who tries to get her attention in order to ask her for directions) calls her out on her hearing and refers to her as an old lady...
  • Sudden Name Change: Downplayed; Quest changes her name to Kuroi Kikimora...kuroi being the Japanese adjective for "black." This was presumably done to bring her in line with Sega's already-established Palette Swap naming scheme, which uses Japanese adjectives instead of rendering the English adjective in katakana.
  • Tranquil Fury: She doesn't even raise her voice following her assault on Arle (after the latter calls her an old lady), simply warning the latter to not call her an old lady again if she values her life.
  • Trap Master: She's known to dabble in laying traps for her victims.

Dark Witch

First Appearance: Comet Summoner

A mysterious dream version of Witch and the secondary main antagonist of the Disc Station game Comet Summoner. She is visually identical to Witch, aside from wearing purple clothes and having purple irises.

  • A Day in the Limelight: Was the secondary main antagonist of a game titled Comet Summoner, where Witch was the main protagonist.
  • Another Side, Another Story: She ends up being the main character of Comet Summoner's secondary mode which is named after this trope. Unfortunately, this leads to the trope below...
  • The Bad Guy Wins: In the Another Side, Another Story mode for Comet Summoner, she defeats Witch, resulting in her taking full control of her body, and possibly leaving the original for dead in the Night Dimension. It's as scary of an ending as it sounds.
  • Battle Aura: Has a red one.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Has not appeared in a game since Puyo Puyo BOX.
  • Demonic Possession: Can take over Witch's body if you play as her.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Witch. Unlike most examples in this series, her primary color is purple rather than red.
  • Excessive Evil Eyeshadow: Downplayed, but unlike Witch she wears prominent pointed eyeliner under her eyes.
  • Flying Broomstick: Just like Witch, she also owns one in Comet Summoner.
  • Future Me Scares Me: Based on Comet Summoner's game manual, possibly a manifestation of Witch's future self.
  • Giant Space Flea from Nowhere: There is no context for her appearance, she simply shows up and begins fighting Witch.
  • Hellish Pupils: Has more slanted pupils than Witch, making her eyes look catlike.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Uses her broom as a melee weapon in combination with her magic and can send Witch flying across the room with it.
  • Knight of Cerebus: She's something of a minor example. While she only appeared two games, her appearance in Comet Summoner was admittedly... unsettling, to say the least.
  • Leitmotif: Has one of her own in Comet Summoner called Dark Witch!.
  • Loophole Abuse: There's a rule within the Madou reality (following the Dark Prince's recreation of it) that doesn't allow for two versions of a person to exist without one being banished to the void. Hijacking your other self's body, however, doesn't fall afoul of that rule...
  • No Name Given: Just like Witch, she has no name.
  • Purple Is Powerful: She tosses waves and waves of meteors like it's nothing, and her primary color is purple.
  • Psychotic Smirk: In her ending, after winning against Witch and waking up, she briefly smirks at the camera.
  • Star Power: Like Witch, uses star and space magic.
  • Super Speed: One of her powers in Comet Summoner.
  • The Quiet One: Unlike most evil look-alikes in the series, Dark Witch is the first (and so far, only) one who doesn't even make so much as a peep in ANY of her appearances, in contrast with Witch's tendency to giggle.
  • Villain Protagonist: She is playable in Comet Summoner.
  • Wake-Up Call Boss: Much harder than anything else in Comet Summoner, she'll take anyone expecting an easy time by surprise.

Doppelganger Schezo

First Appearance: Madou Monogatari S

Schezo's Evil Twin. He first appeared as a minor enemy in Madou Monogatari ARS. He later becomes the main antagonist of Waku Waku Puyo Puyo Dungeon.

  • Ascended Extra: Similar to fellow Evil Twin Doppelganger Arle, he is a rather extreme example. Doppelganger Schezo originally debuted as a random encounter in Madou Monogatari ARS before being reimagined as the main antagonist of Waku Waku Puyo Puyo Dungeon.
  • Alas, Poor Villain: Despite all the trouble he caused, Arle, Rulue, Schezo, Minotauros, and even Dark Prince still can't help but pity Doppelganger Schezo, especially after hearing his desire to be a real being. Arle even makes an attempt to save him from fading away before Dark Prince stops her, explaining to her that it would be a pointless effort. Schezo himself even attempts to give back the stolen power the Space-Time Crystal had stolen from him initially, even if it was too little too late. Still, to honor his wish, Schezo refers to him as "my other self", backpedaling from only calling him "Space-Time crystal".
  • Ambiguously Brown: For reasons unexplained, Doppelganger Schezo has tan skin, unlike the real Schezo Wegey.
  • Bag of Spilling: In Waku Waku Puyo Puyo Dungeon, he's the result of the legendary Space-Time crystal stealing the majority of Schezo's dark powers. What's more, the power of the Space-Time crystal added on top of Schezo's surplus of dark magic energy ended up amplifying his powers even more, making him an even more formidable threat.
  • Big Bad: Of Waku Waku Puyo Puyo Dungeon.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Has not appeared in a game since Puyo Puyo BOX.
  • The Corruption: Schezo’s dark powers inadvertently end up corrupting the legendary Space-Time crystal. Alongside Schezo's dark powers, it also gained the dark wizard's never-ending thirst for power, resulting in it gaining the desire (and ability) to suck the life out of anyone who steps foot in Waku Puyo Land.
  • Create Your Own Villain: Was created as a result of Schezo trying to steal the Space-Time crystal's power and having his own powers stolen by it instead.
  • The End of the World as We Know It: Was planning to bring about this in Waku Puyo Dungeon.
  • Evil Counterpart: While Schezo himself isn't exactly the most heroic figure out there, Doppelganger Schezo still counts as this to the real Schezo.
  • Final Boss: Of Waku Waku Puyo Puyo Dungeon.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: He's the one altering the states of Dark Prince's Waku Puyo Land amusement park.
  • Knight of Cerebus: He's pretty much an example of this being played straight, considering his intentions to drain the life out of anyone who stepped foot in Waku Puyo Land. Think Schezo's dangerous to be around on a bad day? This guy's even worse...
  • Life Drain: The Space-Time crystal has this as one of its abilities. Alongside Schezo’s immense power, the now-corrupted Space-Time crystal also gained the original article's never-ending thirst for power. Thus, it had every intention to siphon the life out of anyone who stepped foot in Waku Puyo Land.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: He certainly has no qualms causing absolute chaos with his newfound power.
  • Only One Me Allowed Right Now: Implied. After Dark Prince remade the Madou reality, a rule was put into place which results in only one unique version of a person being able exist at a time. Arle tries to save him from falling apart, to which the Dark Prince explains that it would be pointless to try. Schezo even attempts to give him some of his dark magic as life energy, but it was too late.
  • Pinocchio Syndrome: Despite taking the form of Schezo Wegey, he's very much aware that's he nothing more than an (normally) inanimate object. That said, he certainly has a desire to be the real Schezo.
  • Reality Warper: Thanks to the Space-Time crystal's immense power, he puts this ability to great use, altering the foundation of Waku Puyo Land.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: What his primary color scheme consists of.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Has blood-red eyes in contrast to the regular Schezo's blue.
  • Squishy Wizard: He has access to a multitude of powerful attacks, but he himself can't take too many hits.


First Appearance: Madou Monogatari II

A frog who, red skin aside, bears an identical resemblance to that of Nohoho. Implied to be Nohoho's business partner in curry-smuggling.

  • Catchphrase: His name doubles as this.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: He hasn't appeared in a game since Puyo Puyo BOX.
  • Dirty Business: It says something that he's shady enough to be involved in Nohoho's curry smuggling ring, as seen inTsu.
  • The Ghost: Muhoho himself would not appear in person until BOX, yet his existence within the series had been established since Super Puyo Puyo Tsu, via Nohoho's conversation with Arle.
  • Intrepid Merchant
  • Master of Disguise: If Arle's conversation with Nohoho (who initially thought she was just Muhoho in a VERY elaborate disguise) is of any indication, Muhoho must be VERY skilled in this trait.
  • Signature Laugh: "Mu ho ho!" Yes, just like Nohoho, his name is his laugh.
  • Theme Naming: Muhoho, like most (but not all) Madou Monogatari/Puyo Puyo merchants, has a three-syllable name with the final two syllables repeating. Other examples include Momomo, Parara, and Fufufu.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Curry.
  • The Voiceless: Interestingly, he shares a similar issue with that of fellow merchant Parara, though the games in which this trait occurs are reversed. In Madou Monogatari, he doesn't speak, yet he can talk just fine in Puyo Puyo.


In general

  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: The following characters listed below have never appeared in a proper Puyo Puyo game, though Wish is at least vaguely alluded to on different occasions beyond her home game.


First Appearance: Madou Monogatari I: 3-tsu no Madouryoku

A classmate of Arle's who helps her in the graduation exam in Madou Monogatari I (Mega Drive) and is constantly pined after by Lala, who loves him.

  • Badass Cape: Wears two capes, much like Schezo in Tower of the Magician.
  • Taking the Bullet: Will take a blow for Arle during her fight against Fudoushi, in the Game Gear version of Madou Monogatari I.
  • Trickster Mentor: Appears at various points in the story to help Arle collect equipment, but there are times Arle must fight him to progress.


First Appearance: Madou Monogatari R

A bloodsucking vampire with a taste for virgin blood, and is depicted as Rulue's arch-nemesis. Similar to his cronies (Demiserf, Vampire, and Water Element), he usually appears in Rulue-centric adventures.

  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Waistcoat, but it works.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Has not appeared in a game since Rulue's Spring Break of Fists.
  • Fangs Are Evil: Has some prominent fangs, for obvious reasons.
  • Hulking Out: Does this in Rulue's Spring Break of Fists, powering himself up following his first defeat in the game.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: When Rulue first comes across him, he immediately overpowers her by way of an ambush, sucking her blood and weakening her greatly. However, once the Dark Prince steps in to assist, he ends up on the receiving end of one, courtesy of Rulue, the Dark Prince, and Carbuncle.
  • Pointy Ears
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Gains these when in his powered-up form.
  • Trampled Underfoot: Following his defeat in ARS, he ends up on the receiving end of this trope courtesy of Rulue, as he tries to get back up and attack Dark Prince, who is currently reconciling with Carbuncle.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: Well, blond hair. But the point still stands.

Dark Matter

First Appearance: Madou Monogatari: Tower of the Magician

A dark wizard bent on world domination. Wish killed him fifty years before the events of Tower of the Magician, but his restless spirit returned to her tower during Witch's magical certification exam.


First Appearance: Madou Monogatari I

A rotting magic guru who serves as the final boss of Madou Monogatari I and creates a hideous illusion of Arle's kindergarten friends melting into hideous figures. In Madou Monogatari: Hanamaru Dai Youchienji, he is portrayed as a goofy character with attitude and possessed by Devil for his power.


First Appearance: Madou Monogatari I (Mega Drive)
A former classmate of Arle's who madly in love and obsessed with Camus in the Mega Drive version of Madou Monogatari I. Throughout the game, she pops up at random times to get in Arle's way, but can and will chase Camus around when he shows up.

  • The Bus Came Back: She gets to appear in The Final Test, but only as a minor NPC.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: She hasn't appeared in any other games since Madou Monogatari: The Final Test.
  • The Rival: One of Arle's less persistent rivals, but it still applies. She sneaks into the tower to sabotage Arle for being undeserving of ascending to tower...when she missed the exam herself due to sickness.
  • The Unfought: Is never fought or even seen in any combat, despite her status as one of Arle's rivals.


First Appearance: Madou Monogatari: The Final Test

A powerful spellcaster from the early days of the Madou world, who fought the Creator of the world but died doing so. She was Dark Prince's wife, and reincarnated into Arle following her death.

  • Ascended to a Higher Plane of Existence: How she is said to have "died" upon using the Seraphim Orb to rewrite the world.
  • Badass Cape: Wears two capes, much like Schezo in Tower of the Magician.
  • Chosen One: Wielded the Seraphim Orb, which was supposed to pass on to Arle due to Arle being her reincarnation.
  • Doppelgänger: Takes on the form of one to Arle.
  • Fire, Ice, Lightning: Dark Blizzard, Heavenly Thunder, Flame Tornado.
  • The Lost Lenore: To Dark Prince. He pursues Arle in part because she is Lilith's reincarnation.
  • Palette Swap: Appears as a purple version of Arle, and is mistaken for a Doppelganger as a result.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Her main colour is purple and she is an even more powerful version of Arle.
  • Trickster Mentor: Appears to Arle to help her collect equipment to fight the Phantom God in Madou Monogatari: The Final Test, but Arle must chase her through a labyrinth to do so.

Rune Lord

First Appearance: Madou Monogatari S

The Dark Wizard that preceded Schezo. Long before the events of Schezo's story in ARS, his body was destroyed by a hero, but his spirit lived on.

  • Big Bad: Of Schezo's story in ARS.
  • The Corrupter: When defeated, he tells Schezo that he has already been corrupted by the Rune Lord's darkness and magic.
  • Predecessor Villain: He was the Dark Wizard before Schezo defeated him.
  • Small Role, Big Impact:
    • He only appears in one game, but he's strongly implied to be the one responsible for turning Schezo into who he is today, in both personality and powers.
    • The Shin Madou light novels state that the hero that destroyed him was Ragnus, and that Rune Lord cursed him with memory loss and temporary de-aging.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: He has long, white hair, and he's a clearly evil dark wizard.


First Appearance: Arle no Bouken: Mahou no Jewel

A child from the Hero-named Village that Arle meets on the wake of a festival.

  • Ambiguous Gender: The game doesn't make a clear distinction on their gender, and their appearance is rather androgynous. On one hand, they use the masculine pronoun "boku" to identify themself, but considering Arle is a Bokukko, one can't be too certain. Word of God says Septem is genderless.

Tenori Zoh

First Appearance: Madou Monogatari: Tower of the Magician

A miniature magical elephant Schezo rescues from Incubus in Tower of the Magician.

  • Cool Pet: A small elephant that cheers Schezo on in fights and can even help him out by firing magic.
  • Expy: He's essentially Schezo's Carbuncle.
  • Familiar: Schezo's magical pet elephant.
  • Fun Size: He fits in Incubus's palm.
  • Parrot Pet Position: Once Schezo rescues him he rides on Schezo's shoulder.
  • Playing with Fire: He can fire a fireball at enemies.
  • Pom-Pom Girl: Cheers Schezo on with pom poms, among other things.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Despite being Schezo's equivalent of Carbuncle, he never managed to make it into any other games.

Test Body

First Appearance: Madou Monogatari II

The final foe Arle faces in her first encounter with Schezo, an experimental mound of Body Horror that Schezo possesses after Arle decapitates him. The beast's nature is a mystery.

  • Aerith and Bob: Its name kinda sticks out as odd, even in this series. The best explanation is that it's some kind of monstrous body Schezo created, either as a minion or a back-up body, considering its role in the final fight.
  • Body Horror: Just look at it!
  • Demonic Possession: Well, "Dark Mage Possession" to be exact. Schezo transfers his consciousness into this thing in a last ditch effort to kill Arle. It doesn't work.
  • Eldritch Abomination: Not a lot of creatures are born naturally with a leg of exposed viscera and strands of flesh sticking to the walls. It seems to be something Schezo made himself.
  • Flat Character: It shows up for one final fight with Arle, and hasn't been seen since. Most bosses and enemies in Madou Monogatari gained more of a personality in Puyo Puyo, but for obvious reasons, Test Body didn't get the same treatment. It also only appears in the PC-98 version.
  • Giant Space Flea from Nowhere: Schezo's dungeon is full of random monsters, so Test Body may not stick out much, but nonetheless, it's the final boss with hardly any foreshadowing.
  • Killed Off for Real: While Schezo bounced back from his death in II, Test Body hasn't been seen since its fight with Arle. It's far too grotesque to show up in Puyo Puyo, so unless it gets an overhaul, it's likely Test Body is still dead.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Granted, the game has a good number of creepy enemies, but Test Body is one of those bosses that sticks out like a sore thumb to those more familiar with Madou Monogatari.
  • Surprise Creepy: Assuming you managed to miss some of the less approachable enemies in II, Schezo's decapitation can be pretty jarring...and then this thing shows up...
  • Taking You with Me: Schezo possesses it in a last-ditch effort to kill Arle.


First Appearance: Madou Monogatari: Tower of the Magician

Witch's grandmother and a powerful comet witch. Schezo enters her tower with the intention of stealing her powers in Tower of the Magician, but instead ends up on a mission to help Witch save her and the rest of the world from Dark Matter.

  • Badass in Distress: Was defeated by Dark Matter offscreen and later possessed by him.
  • Continuity Nod: Despite never appearing in a Puyo Puyo game, her granddaughter Witch seems to either make at least one reference to her, or outright mentions her in almost every game she appears in.
  • Demonic Possession: Is possessed by Dark Matter after Dark Matter loses to Schezo.
  • Face Death with Dignity: After Schezo defeats Dark Matter and announces his intent to take her magic, she accepts her fate, knowing in her weakened state she is no match for him. Ultimately her death is averted since Schezo decides he'll let her magic recover first and fight her fairly for her power at a later time.
  • Geometric Magic: Uses spell circles to cast magic.
  • Hero of Another Story: Tower of the Magician starts with the legend of her defeating a great dark wizard who'd tried to Take Over the World decades earlier.
  • Kid Hero: In her past. She saved the world from Dark Matter at the age of 15.
  • Magic Staff: Her primary weapon.
  • The Mentor: To Witch.
  • Older Than They Look: Despite being 65 years old, she looks almost identical to her granddaughter Witch, albeit somewhat taller and with silver hair.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Wears a purple shawl and she is a powerful comet witch.
  • Robe and Wizard Hat: Her attire.
  • The Shut-In: Hasn't been seen in decades apart from by her granddaughter due to suffering injuries when she first fought Dark Matter.
  • Squishy Wizard: Has no melee attacks and relies entirely on spells to attack.
  • Star Power: Meteor Shower, Cosmic Ray, Black Hole, Big Bang. It runs in the family, seeing as her granddaughter shares some of her spells.

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