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Finally, this is the Puyo Puyo Character Page!
We hope you don't expect us, by the way, to put every character down... Holding 45+ (which goes to mind-boggling levels if you include EVERY game in the series, including the Madou Monogatari games and other games with the characters) characters is going to be impossible!
Main Characters from Compile's Series
The original protagonist, Arle was originally a kindergartener until the Puyo spin-offs, where she was upgraded to 16. Arle is kind and, despite fighting Satan over and over and knowing his common goals, doesn't seem to hold a grudge with him. She, along with Carbuncle, are the most recognizable characters of the series.
- Action Girl
- All Is Well That Ends Well: She fought Satan, Rulue, and Schezo on a daily basis, but in 15th she greeted them, had small talk, and sounded very happy to see her old enemies. Draco was also a common adversary of hers.
- Badass Adorable
- Brown Eyes -> Eyes of Gold: Compile gave her brown eyes. Sega gave her gold to make them stand out.
- Curtains Match the Windows: Originally.
- Leitmotif: Though there's a lot of music that could be called her theme, 15th gave her one in "Been a Long Time Since We Crossed Paths Over Space-Time!"
- Not Herself: In 7.
- Plot-Relevant Age-Up: From the original Madou Monogatari, she was five. By the time it was turned into Puyo, she became 16.
- Punch Clock Hero: Her daily routine is stopping Satan (and also Ecolo, later on) whenever he does something deemed as "evil".
- Spell Theme: Fire, Ice Storm and Thunder are her usual spells, which are common elements.
The yellow rabbit Mascot of the original series, Carbuncle began to accompany Arle after the original Madou Monogatari. Though all he can say is "Guu", everyone seems to know what he says. He was originally Satan's pet rabbit, though, and he remains a favorite of the demon king.
- Amazing Technicolor Wildlife: Some sort of yellow (originally orange) rabbit... thing.
- Art Evolution: As mentioned above, he was originally orange. He was also noticeably smaller in his earliest appearances. He didn't get the little star in his mouth until 2009.
- Badass Adorable
- Black Bead Eyes
- Dub Name Change: Carbuncle appears in Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine, but his name is changed to "Has Bean". He is called "Cosmo" in Qwirks.
- Frickin' Laser Beams: Can shoot them out of his forehead!
- Killer Rabbit: We kid you not, he's the hardest boss in Fever.
- Ridiculously Cute Critter: He could easily be confused for a living plushie. Nobody would question that.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Carbuncle loves his curry.
- Your Size May Vary: Originally, he was only around six inches tall.
I am Rulue, the Fighting Queen! I live without equal for love, beauty, and fists... And I am the future wife of my darling Satan! Don't you forget it!
Fighting-Queen Rulue is a woman who wishes Satan would love her instead of Arle. Very calm (80% of the time), she's actually pretty intelligent for someone from Compile's series.
- All Is Well That Ends Well: Despite being a sort of rival to Arle for Satan's affection, she acts like a close friend to her.
- Badass Normal: The strongest non-magical character in the series.
- Dark Action Girl
- Driven by Envy: She's particularly jealous of Arle's magical abilities
- Kick Chick
- Leitmotif: Combat Queen Rulue!
- Pink Fan Of Doom
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair
Curious... you seem strangely tolerant today. Then perhaps... We can finally have our honeymoon! Nothing but blissful love between us! My dream would finally be fulfilled!
A young man/demon with long green hair and horns, Satan is the neighborhood villain. A Deadpan Snarker when it got down to it, Satan's plans were laughably evil and honestly made no sense when you got to the heart of it. His affection for Arle wasn't added when Sega was doing Puyo, believe it or not, and was intended from the start.
- Autobots Rock Out: The only evil thing about this guy is the fact they never use his instruments for other songs. "Final De Puyo" indeed...
- Affably Evil:
- SUN: Increasing the sun's size for an endless summer.
- Minna De Puyo: Tore up a ticket for two for a hotspring clinic and created runes out of it. He tricked Arle into collecting these runes to rescue Carbuncle.
- Berserk Button: Brushing him off like nothing and calling him a fake really gets on his nerves. Then again, he has a short fuse in 15th Anniversary.
- Bowdlerise: He is renamed as "Dark Prince" in Western releases.
- Card-Carrying Villain: If anything went wrong, he was the first guess. Hell, he was the villain for Compile, outside of a few games, namely much of Madou.
- Cool Mask: As Masked Satan.
- Paper-Thin Disguise: And it's just a mask.
- Easily Forgiven: Then again, he doesn't do much to warrant anything but.
- Final Boss / Climax Boss in ~n. He's also a standard boss in some later games.
- Horned Humanoid and Winged Humanoid: Being winged seems to be bipolar, since he doesn't have them in Sun, DA!, or Minna De.
- Not Himself: In ~n.
- Nothing Personal: Literally. Satan doesn't seem to mind that Carbuncle's left him.
- The Wrong Satan
- Stalker with a Crush
- Too Funny to Be Evil: At least Sega thinks so, but most fans never forget SUN.
Though "friend" is a broad term here, Schezo is a Dark Wizard who wields a magical sword. His goal was to get Arle's power, but it grew to take any power he found interesting.
- All Is Well That Ends Well: Was once an enemy to Arle, they now just hang out from time to time.
- Berserk Button: Don't call him a pervert.
- Creepy Good: I want your power!
- Dark Is Not Evil: He's a protagonist, and though a jerk he means good things.
- Heel Face Turn: Once an enemy to Arle, now a close friend.
- Leitmotif: 15th gave him, and you're seeing this coming; "I Want You!...r Power!"
- Shock and Awe: His magic.
- That Came Out Wrong: 50% of his dialog is this when it comes to Sega.
- Wham! Episode: Ever seen a decapitated head fight back? ...Yeaaaah...
- White-Haired Pretty Boy
- Ye Olde Butchered English: Borders with it; he has the speech pattern, but never uses the words.
Original Series Characters
A green-haired dragon-woman that uses Kung Fu alongside Rulue. She proclaims herself as Arle's rival, but then again everyone does that.
- Cute Monster Girl
- Cute Little Fangs
- The Ditz: Especially due to SEGA's flanderization.
- Fangirl: In Madou Monogatari: Hanamaru Dai Youchienji, she runs a Satan-fanclub. In his own house. Apparently the only members are other Draco-Centaurs.
- Horned Humanoid
- Opera Gloves
- Qipao: Although she wears legging pants underneath.
- Warmup Boss: Usually.
A pink-haired girl wearing white with cream-colored wings. Originally more of a harpy, but since then turned into another Cute Monster Girl.
- Angelic Beauty
- Cute Monster Girl: Once you get past the off-key notes.
- Dreadful Musician
- Giftedly Bad: Shown when she teaches Seriri how to sing "correctly".
- Informed Species: Except in the PC-98 Madou Monogatari 3.
- Vocal Range Exceeded: Quite easily, since she doesn't have any vocal range to speak of.
- Winged Humanoid
A womanizing demon who wants to become intimate with Arle.
- Handsome Devil: So he wants to believe.
- Horned Humanoid
- Something About a Rose: He's rarely seen without one.
- Precision F-Strike: The cinema between him and Arle results in dropping an S-bomb.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair
Surprisingly, she isn't a monster girl, and doesn't look at all like this. Blonde, a maid, and obsessed with keeping everything clean.
- Informed Species
- In Name Only
- Players Are Morons: Her story segments are all about telling the players how to play the game.
Rulue's personal servant, the Minotaurus joins as another point in the line that is the character relation map of love.
A blue-haired mermaid. Shy, but eager to play with you.
- Dreadful Musician: After meeting Harpy due to her "lessons".
- Love At First Note: Apparently, Seriri can make ANYONE fall in love with her voice.
- Our Mermaids Are Different
- Shrinking Violet: She's especially afraid of being eaten.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair
A skeleton who enjoys sipping tea.
- Dem Bones
- Dick Dastardly Stops to Cheat: He relies on two friends in 7, constantly switching positions. He also tries to play faster in Minna.
- Lampshade Hanging: In Puyo Pop (the Game Boy Advance version), Arle points out that Skeleton-T shouldn't be able to enjoy tea -- considering he doesn't have a tongue with which to taste it, nor even a lower jaw
- Mini Boss: In Madou Monogatari 1.
- Punny Name
- Spot of Tea
- Took a Level In Badass: In the PC-98 version of Madou Monogatari 1, he picks up a sword and shield.
- Warmup Boss: He makes Draco look competent. Except in his SEGA appearances, where they seem to be on the same level... but he's still less effective when actually playing as him.
An armed-and-legged salmon that loves to dance and dreams of dancing.
- A Dog Named "Dog": His name means "Alaskan Pollock" in Japanese.
- Amazing Technicolor Wildlife: Real Alaskan pollock are a mottled silver with grey spots. He's beet red.
- Dance Battler
- Engrish: "Let's dancing!"
- Fish People: He has the body of a fish, but has human arms and legs.
- All Witches Have Cats: Averted!
- Cute Witch
- Exactly What It Says on the Tin: Justified, she isn't allowed to have a name until she finishes training.
- Braids, Beads, and Buckskins
- One-Shot Character: Has only had a major role in all of ONE game, Yon. She has made some minor return appearances, though.
- Pointy Ears: With tufts of hair on the ends of them.
The final boss of N and the other half of Arle's soul. Likely also indicative of her ancestor Lilith.
- Enemy Without
- Heart Trauma: She's the other half of Arle, and is also her ancestor Lilith.
- Heel Face Door Slam: Her final fate prior to Quest. Emerging in an unfamiliar world, she sees her other half as an imposter and attempts to reclaim her rightful place. Ultimately, Arle defeats her, and due to a rule Satan set up, she starts to fade away under a pile of Puyo.
- Unexplained Recovery: In Quest, she shows up alive for some reason.
- Vile Villain Saccharine Show
Characters Introduced in Puyo Puyo Fever and onwards
Let's play Puyo!
The newer protagonist, Amitie is nice, but a bit ditzy. Her heart is in the right place, and though she's better at reacting to things than Raffine or Sig, she still ends up jumping to wrong conclusions.
- Action Girl
- Catch Phrase: "Get real!"
- Dumb Blond
- Genius Ditz
- Good Is Dumb
- Leitmotif: Fairly Fair.
- Meaningful Name: "Friendship" in Latin; she's possibly one of the friendliest characters in Fever.
- Spell Theme: Shares her first three spells with Arle; Flame, Blizzard, Lightning Bolt. As well, she has her own subvertions in Bayonet and Fairly Fair.
A Hell Hound wearing armor that Feli accidentally summoned at one point. He's very protective of Feli and follows all of her commands, but doesn't seem to like Lemres.
- Demoted to Extra: Since 7, he's only appeared sparingly.
- Evil-Detecting Dog: Possibly.
- Fun Size: Inverted; he towers over Amitie!
- Gentle Giant
- Good Lips Evil Jaws: He looks like he could tear your head off, but he's just a big sweetie.
- Guardian Entity: For Feli.
- Hell Hound: Wings, claws, red fur, razor-sharp teeth...
- Informed Species: A Baldanders was a shapeshifter with a human torso and head, a goat leg, a bird leg, and a fish tail. Well, they are shapeshifters, after all.
- Intelligible Unintelligible: Sometimes.
- I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: He may not like Lemres that much, but he still wants Feli to be happy.
- My Master, Right or Wrong: Even if Feli ignores him, Baldanders is still loyal to her.
- They Have the Scent: Or, at least, Amitie wishes he did.
- The Faceless
The Comet Warlock Lemres
Now then, Mr Akuma. Shall we play our game of Puyo? If I win, you'll be given five candies. Okay?
A senior magic student of the neighboring, unnamed town, Lemres was the boss of the WakuWaku course in Fever 2. He's actually very strong and intelligent, but hides it behind being Sega's new Schezo.
- Beware the Silly Ones: Is an easy boss in the course, can outmatch Strange Klug's AI during verses.
- Bunny Ears Lawyer: Is a famous warlock; popular enough to appear in magazines.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Lemres attempts to give candy to Amitie in her course. Pretty much speaks for its self.
- Leitmotif: Rising Comet, which is the same in both Fever 2 and 15th.
- Sweet Tooth
- Weirdness Coupon: He gets away with randomly passing out candy because no one seems to mind.
- What the Hell, Hero?:
- Gave Klug a book with a powerful demon inside for no good reason.
- Forces Amitie to play Puyo with him with the stakes of "winner fights Strange Klug".
- Wishes for the sea to turn into jelly, killing the entire ocean ecosystem.
- White-Haired Pretty Boy
You there... you're thinking of a bad thing... aren't you?
A necromancer that's Lemres' number one fangirl. She's very intimidating, but shows her sweet side to Lemres.
- Berserk Button: Never mention Lemres to her. Hell, you don't even have to mention him. She's very protective of him and any wrong mentioning of him might lead to a Puyo Match. If you don't mention him, she'll still think you're after him, male or not.
- Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: Subverted. Though she follows Lemres around, she never actually gets involved with anything he does.
- Elegant Gothic Lolita
- Kid with the Leash: Defied; she has a huge hellhound at her disposal, but doesn't do anything with him at all.
- Licked by the Dog: Baldanders cares a lot about her.
- May-December Romance: With Lemres.
- Meido: Not only is she slowly turning into this, but her future form in 7 showed she would become this.
- My New Gift Is Lame: Acts this way towards Baldanders.
- Violently Protective Wannabe-Girlfriend
They're very cool. In fact, there's nothing cooler... than being smart and looking good with books. Like myself. I'm the coolest of them all, actually.
Local genius of Primp Town, Klug serves as a sort of MacGuffin, with knowledge of several events(but never willing to reveal them).
- Asshole Victim: He totally deserves being possessed by a demon.
- Aesop Amnesia: He's possessed by his book in Fever 2. Stills has it with in 15th. Still with him in 7th. Still with him in 20th. And no, he didn't find a way to get rid of the demon.
- Bookworm: So he says.
- Badass Bookworm: Should he feel the need to do something helpful.
- Conflict Ball: Drops these so much you'd think it would be For the Evulz.
- Evil Is Not a Toy: Collected the items needed to release the demon within his book on choice.
- I Don't Mind Evil Me
- Fan Boy: To Lemres.
- Good Is Not Nice: Do us a favor, Klug, and stop bragging.
- I Just Want to Be Special: Has a dream of being famous enough to earn 17 pages in the local magician's magazine. Isn't going so well right now.
- Insufferable Genius: He'll tell you he knows how to solve the problem. He just don't tell you how without a Puyo Match.
- Leitmotif: I'm the Greatest, Ever!
- Living MacGuffin:
- In Fever 1, he tells Raffine and Amitie where the wand is located.
- In Fever 2, he holds the items required by the plot.
- In 7, he explains why Puyo is raining down.
- Milking the Giant Cow: His laughing sprite, though only with one hand. The other is held back, holding onto the book.
- Nerd Glasses: Large, circular frames in wires...
- Scary Shiny Glasses: Which have a tendency to obscure his eyes when he wildly grins.
- In 20th Art, he seems to have adopted Strange Klug's single lens-flare.
- Scary Shiny Glasses: Which have a tendency to obscure his eyes when he wildly grins.
- Not Himself: In Fever 2, his Deka transformation in 7, the 20th Anniversary alternate costume for him...
- Pet the Dog: After being freed from his book-prison in Fever 2, he gives Amitie the last item instead of keeping it himself, which Amitie lampshades.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Red to Sig and Strange Klug, blue to Raffine and Amitie.
- Sealed Evil in a Book: Given to him by Lemres.
- Soul Jar: The book he carries around with him and what he gets sealed into whenever Strange Klug takes over.
- Spell Theme: Nebula, Lactius Orbis, Nebula Macular, Golden Sunlight, Silver Moon, Jet Black Cosmos... Meanwhile, Ignis could be corrupted to say "Cygnus", the swan.
- Super-Powered Evil Side: Has one in Strange Klug, who has stronger AI.
- Too Dumb to Live: Have we mentioned he's still carrying around a book that could, apparently, posses him at any moment?
The mysterious schoolteacher of Primp Town that holds the living cat puppet Popoi. She seems sweet, but holds some secrets.
- Empathy Pet: Popoi.
- Eyes Always Shut
- Leitmotif: Though 15th has Cheerful Surprise Test, when playing against her in other games, the tutorial music usually plays.
- Meaningful Name: Ties in with her Spell Theme.
- Spell Theme: Her attacks are all musical terms, yet the animations are all done from her chalkboard.
A pink dolphin (actually some sort of fish) that lives in the neighboring ocean. Very crass and a stereotypical royal-stuckup.
- Amazing Technicolor Wildlife: He's pink.
- Informed Species: Apparently he is supposed to be a minnow. Looks more like a dolphin-swordfish hybrid.
- Making a Splash
- Overly Long Name: Prince Salde Canarl Shellbrick the Third(of the Ocean).
- Pink Prince Blue Boy: With Sig.
- Shapeshifter Default Form: A dolphin-like fish.
Onion! Onion onion!
- Meaningful Name / Punny Name: His head is an onion, but he's also an oni!
- Pokémon-Speak: Depending on the language, all he says is "Negi" or "Onion". Oddly, Donguri Gaeru can understand him.
Call the fashion police!
A flamboyantly gay skeleton who is very interested in fashion, and often criticizes the appearances of those around him. He's currently awaiting the day when he can finally reunite with his long-lost lover. Also, in Puyo Puyo Fever 2, he runs the item shop.
- Camp Gay: Disturbingly so.
- Crossdresser: There are a few quotes that imply this. Whether he's wholesome or creepy is up to you.
- Dem Bones
- Glowing Eyelights of Un-Death: But only in one eye.
- House of Broken Mirrors: In 15th Anniversary, he mentions having thrown away every old photo of himself into the sea, and then begs Lemres not to recover them.
- I Was Quite a Looker: He makes some claims like this in 15th Anniversary.
- I Will Wait for You: He's awaiting the day he reuintes with his missing lover.
- Meaningful Name / Punny Name: Oshare means "Stylish". It's all he cares about. Also, his Japanese name, Oshare Koube, contains "sharekoube" which means skull.
- Mismatched Eyes
- Noblewoman's Laugh
- Nobody Over 50 Is Gay: Averted. He's at least 150, but his age when he died is unknown.
Alpha Bitch of Primp Town, Raffine's possibly one of the cruelest characters from Fever, and is the rare case in the entire series; she's the only person mean 24/7.
- Alpha Bitch
- Bitch Alert: The most noticeable thing she's ever done is call Klug a "damn goody-two shoes". In an E-Rated Game.
- Good Is Not Nice
- Rose-Haired Girl: She dreams of having her own prince.
- Meaningful Name: French for "refined", and boy does she act like it.
- Noblewoman's Laugh: "Oh hohoho!" Done when she enters Fever.
- Supernatural Martial Arts: Can break the ground up with her bare fist(using magic, of course.)
- Zettai Ryouiki: In Fever, it was Rank B. In Fever 2, it became a Rank C or D and stayed that way. In 20th, it returned to Rank B.
Half-demon, half-human, Sig is everything but emotional. He's very quiet and isn't moved by anything at all, save for bugs. He doesn't mind that he's part demon, either. Obsessed with bugs, but this wasn't brought up in his first appearance at all.
- Beetle Mania: In official art, he usually has a beetle on his head. For 20th Anniversary, his shirt has a beetle on it.
- Creepy Monotone
- Cloudcuckoolander: Though not as out there as Amitie, he is a little slow sometimes.
- Friend to Bugs: Though he also collects them.
- Have You Tried Not Being a Monster?: He has, and he enjoys it.
- Mismatched Eyes: One blue, one red.
- Meaningful Name: Subverted. His name is Germanic for "Victory Protection" and is Swedish for "himself", but neither means anything about him at all.
- Red Right Hand: Literally and averted, but he does wonder why it starts glowing when he's close to his evil ascendent.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here: Tried to in his WakuWaku course against Lemres twice. Lemres grabbed him before he could run both times.
- Serious Business: Not even catching bugs gets him to express anything!
- Spell Theme: Cyan, Paraiba, and Robin's Egg are blue items Celestial is a term used to describe the sky, and Hydrangeas are often a blue color as well.
- The Stoic: Exaggerated.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair
- The Captain
- One-Shot Character: His only major role is in Tetris
- Improbable Weapon User: Some sort of frisbee-thingy.
Fever and Onwards Villains
The Chaotic Evil villain of Puyo 7 and eventually 20th, Ekoro wanted to flood Earth, not Primp Town, with Puyo. How is this bad? It was going to kill everyone. He only appears in the climax though, and is barely mentioned up until then. In 20th, he gains an alternate humanoid version named "Unusual Ekoro".
- Autobots Rock Out: Though it's actually against Dark Arle, this is what actually happens.
- Apocalypse How: Universal.
- Big Bad: Of 7 & Chronicle
- Dissonant Serenity
- The Dragon: Often plays this role to Satan after his debut.
- Omnicidal Maniac: In his first appearance.
- The End of The Universe As We Know It
- Hijacked by Ganon In Chronicle, he created Rafisol.
- Straw Hypocrite: In Puyo Puyo 7, it seems he's got good intentions for what he will do, but it turns out he's just going to rain Puyo on the world for fun.
- The Villain Makes the Plot: Causes just about everything in 7.
- Technicolor Eyes: Unusual Ecolo's eyes are teal with pink heart pupils.
- Vile Villain Saccharine Show: In his debut.
- Walking Spoiler: At least, he should be, but chances are you know everything.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist
Ms Accord's black cat puppet, Popoi is usually an assistant. He, much like Accord, is shrouded in mystery, and little is known about who or what he is. Takes the place as Fever's villain, appearing suddenly at the end of the WakuWaku and HaraHara courses.
- Autobots Rock Out: At least it isn't as head pounding, right?
- Big Bad of Fever.
- Cats Are Mean
- Honest Axe: Tried this with Amitie, as seen above.
- Spell Theme: Galaxy (meow), Shooting Star, Stardust Whip, and Black Hole.
- Verbal Tic Meow.
Heh, dare you demand I return your classmate's body?
A demon possessing Klug's book, Strange Klug is very different than the nerd everyone's used to. Takes the place as Fever 2's villain, appearing at the end of all three HaraHara courses. He grew popular though, and made comebacks in future titles, but never as important as he was before(if you can call him important).
- Autobots Rock Out: Yes, it is compared to Touhou music.
- All Is Well That Ends Well: Worries, but brushes his first defeat off as a bump in his plan. Begins to seriously worry after he loses a second item.
- Bad Powers, Bad People: Is the second evil character that has dark intentions, coming after Doppelganger Arle and predates Ekoro.
- Badass Cape: Wears a ridiculously big and red cape, held onto his body with chains. It's tough enough to take damage for him, too.
- Cape Swish: Does this in his 20th by holding it in his hands and turning.
- Big Bad of Fever 2.
- Big No: When sealed again.
- Big Red Devil: If that shadow's to be believed.
- Cheshire Cat Grin: Rare edition; though Klug's grins are full of teeth, Strange Klug doesn't seem to have teeth period.
- Cross-Dressing Voices: But Mie does a good job sounding like a convincing guy.
- Concepts Are Cheap: Double Subverted; Strange Klug states several times that he took the three items and took over Klug's body to bring his body back, but he never states "why".
- Dark Is Not Evil: Subverted. As a spirit sealed in Klug's book, the demon takes on a very cartoony look, with small gold eyes and a flat-toothed grin. During Fever and, until you find how he really acts in Fever 2, this gives the impression that it's some sort of prankster spirit sealed in a book.
- Demonic Possession
- Double Take: Takes a bit for him to process that a dolphin and a pink-haired girl are just walking off with two of his items and not doing anything else.
- Evil Gloating: And it's all he ever does.
- Evil Costume Switch: Turns Klug's suit from purple to red, unties his bowtie, dons a cape, untucks his shirt, and messes up his hair.
- Expressive Accessory: Both the Living Shadow and Klug's spirit have expressions alongside him, even matching his surprise when Sig and Raffine walk off with his items.
- Fashionable Asymmetry: Added a charm and changed the time on Klug's stopwatch.
- Four Eyes, Zero Soul
- Living Shadow: Has a giant red one that looks nearly identical to his form in the book.
- Magic A Is Magic A: Defied. Even if we're never given a clear image of what the magic in this world is, all things that fly/float often have wings or "flying" in the name, like "magical flying cane" or characters like Draco, Harpy, and Satan. However, Strange Klug's book is very clearly floating.
- Milking the Giant Cow: His laughing sprite, as well as a few of his spells.
- Nerd Glasses: Large oval frames, just like Klug's. They're really an entirely different pair, though, even if they look exactly the same.
- Scary Shiny Glasses: His right eye is almost always obscured by a flashed frame, and can be viewed as more unsettling than both frames.
- No Except Yes: He's not exactly Klug, even if his posture when he's laughing or pointing is exactly the same.
- No Name Given / Only Known by Their Nickname: He's never properly named, and is known only by Strange Klug. Sega apparently gave up trying to develop any story that spans multiple games.
- Popularity Power: He quickly became an Ensemble Darkhorse after appearing in Fever 2, with most fans liking him more than Klug.
- Power Makes Your Voice Deep
- Power Floats: His final spell, Hydrangea, lifts him off the ground.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: For being covered with the color red, he's actually a blue oni; he's actually a lot calmer than Klug himself is.
- Sealed Evil in a Book
- Shaped Like Itself: Played with. It takes Strange Klug to reveal his plans to both Raffine and Amitie for the two to realize that the man that looks like Klug that's wearing different colors, a cape, broke his stopwatch, undid his bowtie, untucked his undershirt, and messing his hair up to be deemed "strange" or "not Klug".
- Spell Theme: Played with. He shares Nebula and Ignis with Klug, but then uses Nyx. His final spell, Hydrangea, he shares with Sig, but has a very different animation for it.
- Super-Powered Evil Side
- The Villain Makes the Plot: Played With. He did create the plot for all the Hard Courses, and his defeat is the true resolution to the plot. However, freeing Klug is only done on accident, and really all Raffine and Sig wanted were the items he was using to power himself up.
- This Is Gonna Suck: When he loses, he either looks to the sky and sighs or just sits down on the floor. In the ending cutscenes for all the HaraHara courses, he doesn't yell or try and run away, but just seems to accept being sealed once more.
- Throwing Down the Gauntlet: Whines "Come back!" when Sig and the Ocean Prince just walk away after beating him.
- Unexplained Accent: The Nexus Wiki states that Strange Klug has a "unique voice pattern". Interestingly enough though, even if this states it's for Fever 2(and he's since then made more appearances), he pronounces "ichi", "roku", and "hachi" very differently than Klug, pronouncing them as "ee-ch", "rouk", and "hah-ch" instead of "ee-chi", "rouk-u", and "hah-chi".
- Villain Ball: Says his plan out loud. Three times.
The sheer number of Puyo characters means we're only really going to cover the more major characters on this page, but tropes relating to the myriad others include:
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: While Quest brought back a good chunk of these, some of them remain absent.
- Exactly What It Says on the Tin: Many of them, such as the Frankensteins.
- A Dog Named "Dog": Most of the non-human ones, especially from Compile's era.
- Lower Deck Episode: On occasion, such as Nasu Grave in 15th and Momomo in Madou Saturn.
- The Phoenix: Hoho is one of the fat, annoying, and superhero-like variety.
- Nerd Glasses: Nasu Grave.
- The Unintelligible: Mr. Frankenstein, for example. Baromett, Dragon, and a few others fall into this, too.