Rider, as she appears in Puyo Puyo Chronicles.
|First appearance||Puyo Puyo Fever|
|Latest appearance||Puyo Puyo Chronicles|
|Puyo Puyo!! Quest information|
Rider is a shy female student at the Primp Town magic school, with large hair-tipped elf ears, and horns which she hides by wrapping her hair into buns around them.
Rider is usually mild-mannered and polite, though can at time accidentally offend others. She is also very shy and can having trouble speaking confidently, especially under pressure.
- 1 Biography
- 2 History
- 2.1 Puyo Puyo Fever
- 2.2 Puyo Puyo Fever 2
- 2.3 Puyo Puyo! 15th Anniversary
- 2.4 Puyo Puyo!! 20th Anniversary
- 3 Trivia
- 4 Appearances
- 5 Character specific mechanics
- 6 Gallery
Rider's most defining trait are her horns, which she hides with her hair. She is rather embarrassed or outright shameful of them, which is why they are hidden to the best of her ability. She wears a green and yellow jumper dress, with the sleeves being incredibly oversized and hiding her hands away. It is unknown what kind of hands they are, as her large ears show that she is not a human.
Rider is soft-spoken, shy, but a very sweet and innocent girl. She is kind and polite to everyone she meets, and is rarely ever angry. Due to her innocence, however, she has a streak of being unintentionally insensitive with her comments, such as accidentally offending Oshare Bones by pointing out his baldness, and calling Schezo a pervert out of the blue.
A personal issue with Rider is that she tends to be embarrassed by her odd characteristics. She hides her horns with her hair and wears long sleeves to hide her odd characteristics, and will get upset when it's pointed out. Interestingly, she tends to have a fixation towards those that share her characteristics, such as Satan and Draco, to the point where she wants to call them "brother" and "sister" respectively.
Rider's capable of whipping up wind and storms with her sleeves, and is able to sense the incoming weather. Her attacks are themed around the weather in Italian, Vento (Wind), Uragano (Hurricane), Tifone (Typhoon), Tuono (Thunder), and Arcobaleno (Rainbow).
Rider meets Satan in Puyo Puyo! 15th Anniversary and instantly takes a liking to him, as he is the first person she has met, besides herself, to have horns. While they share no familial relation, Rider asks Satan if she may refer to him as "brother" should she win their match, to which Satan offers no objections. She continues to refer to him as such in Puyo Puyo!! 20th Anniversary until Satan asks her to stop, and so she refers to him as such only in her mind.
Draco and Rider share some common traits, namely their green hair, horns, and relative lack of Puyo Puyo prowess. This connection is emphasized in Puyo Puyo 7, where Draco takes Rider's dropset and stats, as well as Puyo Puyo!! 20th Anniversary, where the two meet and Rider refers to Draco as her sister.
Puyo Puyo Fever
Rider appears first during the RunRun course, as Amitie's first practice partner while the player is initially learning the rules of Fever mode. Her second appearance is in the WakuWaku course, with Amitie coming across her whilst in the Woods of Nahe. While she does not say much, out of shyness, Amitie infers that she too is in search of Ms. Accord's lost flying cane.
Puyo Puyo Fever 2
Rider acts as Sig's second opponent in his RunRun course, fulfilling a similar role to her role in the RunRun course of the previous game. She appears again in both Raffina and Sig's WakuWaku courses. She is Raffina's first opponent, nervously facing her after a brief interruption when Otomo comes rushing to Raffina to discuss the matter of a missing prince. In Sig's WakuWaku course, she is the second opponent, and becomes very curious about Sig after noticing his hair antennae twitching. Finally, she is Amitie's third opponent in her HaraHara course, delivering a letter to her from Klug instructing her to go to the ruins and having been told by him to make sure that she goes, herself insisting on a Puyo match against Amitie if she is unwilling to go.
Puyo Puyo! 15th Anniversary
Rider's story in Puyo Puyo! 15th Anniversary has her start off wanting to wish for her horns to disappear, so that she would no longer have them to be ashamed of.
Rider's first opponent is Dongurigaeru. While she is quick to prepare herself for their impending match, she takes the time to ask Dongurigaeru if there are others of his kind. She does not understand him very well, but seems to understand that there are indeed many others like him, and asks if a mob of fellow frogs will come after her for revenge if she wins the match. Further misunderstanding him, she is willing to do her best in the match and risk the potential punishment anyway.
Akuma is Rider's second opponent, and immediately takes note of and compliments her horns, to which Rider asks him not to mention them on account of being ashamed of them. Akuma asks her why she is ashamed of them, and she responds that nobody else has horns like her, to which Akuma assures her that the world is a vast place and there are certainly others with horns. Asking if she would like to meet one of them, he tells her that she may encounter him soon should she advance in the tournament.
Rider's third opponent is Ocean Prince, who is quick to refer to her as a peasant and suggest that she become his maid. Rider asks what sort of work she would do in such a role, and Ocean Prince goes over some of the duties, only to be offended when Rider turns the idea down due to not liking the sea. Despite Rider insisting she meant no offense, Ocean Prince threatens to have Otomo punish her.
Rider's fourth opponent is Zoh Daimaoh. Rider accidentally upsets him by calling him a mere elephant, but he soon calms down and calls Rider a nice girl when she apologizes for upsetting him. She takes note of his tusks and asks if he also has horns, to which Zoh replies that he does not, but Satan does, and Rider expresses a desire to meet him. Rider challenges Zoh to a Puyo match in order to advance and have the opportunity to meet Satan.
Rider's fifth opponent is her classmate Sig, whom she informs that she is full of drive and has a goal other than winning, which is to meet someone who she has heard in participating in the tournament as well. Due to this, she asks Sig if he will please lose their match, to which Sig says that he cannot do such.
Raffina is Rider's sixth opponent, and takes note of her enthusiasm upon meeting up with her. Rider asks if Raffina will go easy on her, only to be met with rejection and the comment that she has to put up a fight, as she is participating in a tournament. Rider understand's Raffina's position and insists that she will give their match her best efforts, and Raffina feels that if Rider has already gotten this far, she must have gotten better, and wants to be the judge of her skills.
Rider's seventh opponent is Baldanders. Rider insists that no matter how much he whines, she won't lose their match, and then asks if he happens to have horns under his mask. Not understanding his response, she asks if he could remove his mask, or otherwise allow her to do so. Baldanders, however, responds angrily, scaring Rider and causing her to apologize profusely.
Rider's eighth and final opponent is Satan. Rider is happy to have made it so far, when Satan takes note of her horns. Rider takes note of his horns as well, and when Satan introduces himself, she becomes very happy to finally meet him. Hearing that she longed to meet another person with horns, Satan asks if there are no others like her, to which Rider says there are not, and wonders if she may be somehow related to Satan. Satan finds her speculation amusing, and, being bored, insists on starting their match. Rider then asks him if she may be allowed to refer to him as "brother" should she be the victor. Satan, while certain that he himself will be victorious, allows this.
Upon being victorious in the tournament, Rider meets up with Ms. Accord to receive her medal and make her wish. Ms. Accord asks Rider what her wish shall be, and Rider responds that while she originally wanted to wish to no longer have horns, she wound up meeting Satan, whose horns and willingness to let her call him "brother" has made her now happy to have horns. Now being unsure of what to wish for, Rider thinks about it briefly, and decides to wish for world peace, and Ms. Accord thanks her for making such a wonderful wish, insisting that it will come true.
Other Character's Stories
Puyo Puyo!! 20th Anniversary
- It is heavily speculated that Rider's romanized name is a mistranslation, as the Japanese kana spelling of her name (リデル) does not match up with the traditional Japanese spelling of "rider." (ライダー)
- The English version of Puyo Pop Fever refers to her as "Rider," "Rita," and "Ridel" on separate occasions, the last of which more closely resembles a direct romanization of リデル.
- Puyo Puyo Fever
- Puyo Puyo Fever 2
- Puyo Puyo! 15th Anniversary
- Puyo Puyo!! 20th Anniversary
- Puyo Puyo Tetris (cameo)
Character specific mechanics
Ice Blocks Nuisance Pattern