Ess, as she appears in Puyo Puyo Tetris 2
|Other Names||S (internal name within game files)|
|First appearance||Puyo Puyo Tetris|
|Latest appearance||Puyo Puyo Tetris 2|
|Puyo Puyo!! Quest information|
- 1 Biography
- 2 History
- 3 Character Profiles
- 4 Trivia
- 5 Appearances
- 6 Character-specific attributes
- 7 Chants
- 8 Gallery
- 9 References
Ess wears a white broad-shouldered dress, with gray sleeves and a gray border. Her outfit also has orange buttons and she wears white boots. Her color scheme is based on the current assigned color for the S tetrimino, which is green. This color applies to her orange headband as well as her parasol.
Ess appears cute and innocent at first glance. However, she is quite bratty and rude to others, having a rather harsh tongue and pushing others away. The sole exception to this from the beginning is her 'Papa', but on rare occasions she's willing to be more open and honest if the situation calls for it.
Ess' spells are themed around beauty products such as Eyelash, Lip cream, Nail Gel, Foundation, and Aesthetic Magic. Her spells in the English dub are similar to her Japanese spells, like Lipstick, Face Mask, and Crystal Gel, except for Deluxe Spa Package. She is shown to maneuver her parasol quite well, using it in her attack animations and spinning it when she wins.
- Ess typically finds Amitie's ditziness to be irritating and claims to not get along well with her. In Puyo Puyo Tetris, Amitie stated that she and Ess became closer during their adventure, though Ess argued otherwise.
- Her relationship with Amitie improves during Puyo Puyo Tetris 2, as this is the second time the two have met and Amitie can tell that there is more to Ess than meets the eye. By the end of the adventue, Ess tells Amitie to stop crying because she's happy to have gotten the chance to meet Amitie and the rest of her friends. Even if the two of them will eventually forget each other, the time they spent together and the bond they share would remain in their hearts. Particularly, this is evident in her philosophical questioning of Amitie, which is calm and even considered love-filled unlike her initial attitude towards her, showing her tremendous character growth arc in PPT2; “if you knew from the start that we would have to part ways at the end, would you have chosen not to meet us at all just so you wouldn’t have to go through the pain of saying goodbye?”.
- Ex is Ess' biological father, he was forced to leave her behind to be raised by Zed when he was called to become the Keeper of Dimensions. Ess doesn't recognize him as her father, to the point of getting angry at him due to his neglect in keeping the Puyo and Tetris worlds from merging. During Puyo Puyo Tetris, she gets a strange feeling that she knows him, despite not meeting him before.
- The two interact less in Puyo Puyo Tetris 2, though she's irritated with him at the beginning of the story for taking Tee without bothering to explain what was going on.
- As Ess is the first mate of the S.S. Tetra, Ess works closely with Tee as his second-in-command. She commands the crew when he is absent, but she is occasionally annoyed by his bland personality and tendency to forget about her.
- Ess refers to Zed as her "Papa", as he was left aboard the S.S Tetra by Ex to raise her when he had to fulfill his duties as the Keeper of Dimensions. She acts warmly towards him and admires him a lot, and gets angry when anyone questions how Zed could be her father, revealing it to be a touchy subject for her.
Ess is first encountered in Chapter 1-3, when her 'nap' is distracted by Amitie's unintentional teleportation onto the SS Tetra. Ringo and Tee, hoping to find Ringo's friends as soon as possible, find Ess yelling at Amitie. A short conversation between Ess and Tee, results in a Puyo-Tetris battle between Tee and Amitie.
- Chapter 2
Ess survives the crash of the SS Tetra into Ringo's hometown. She is quickly located by Feli, whom is suffering adverse affects from the impending combination of the Puyo and Tetris worlds, and is led astray from the crash site. Tee and Ringo find her in a state of upset panic, leading to a Puyo match between Tee and Ess, to calm her down. Ess later confirms that 'the girl with the crooked sticks' (Feli) was the one that misled her, upon the appearance of the 'tainted' trio of Feli, Raffina, and Rulue.
Ess is sent up into space with Amitie for the second 'parts collection' run to fully repair the SS Tetra. With the task for the part, being 'a ladylike duel', leading to a Big Bang match between the duo. Ess is not too pleased with how she has to act, to fulfil the criteria for the part, quickly dismissing it after the match (to Amitie's agreement, nonetheless)
Ess has a presence in the training ground, with 'her papa' Zed making an appearance. Zed's attempt to explain that he is not her actual father, falls mostly on deaf ears, with Ess not understanding what he is trying to say, however she seems to partially understand what Zed is trying to imply, her mood being even worse than usual once she meets up with the rest of the crew after Stage 6-10.
Ess is amongst the crew chasing down Ex upon arrival to the edge of spacetime. Like the others following 'the Keeper', Ess is, at one point, swarmed with Puyo Puyo and Tetris. She is quick to put a Fusion battle together with Amitie , to clear the blocks out of the way, to continue the chase of Ex. Ess, amongst the rest of the crew, is quick to object to Tee's decision to replace Ex as the keeper of Dimensions in Stage 7-8, unswayed by Tee's statement that "This is for Ess' sake", as she is unaware of her true connection to Ex, despite Zed's earlier attempt.
Ess recognises Ex fairly quickly upon the two meeting each other back onboard the SS Tetra. Ess calls him "Less of a downer", given the fix to his dilemma back in Chapter 7-10. Ex prompts her to try and remember his name, and her guesses, although close in a sense, gradually become less and less accurate as she takes guesses. When Ex stops her and corrects her, she claims she "almost had it". Her mood perks up instantly upon the arrival of Zed, leading Ex to realise that Ess sees Zed as 'her papa', despite Ex's intentions when he built Zed.
Ess's first appearance is in the final level of chapter one. She appears after Marle leaves, while Ringo, Tee, Arle and Amitie are wondering about Marle's true motives, interrupting the conversation to demand an explanation as to why Tee left her behind.
Amitie assumes Ess is a friend of Tee's before Ess insults Tee, saying that insulting someone is an odd way to greet a friend.
Tee states he's glad to see Ess again, and O makes a sound of agreement. Tee asks for Ess to calm down so that he can explain what happened.
After Tee explains what exactly happened before Ess appeared, Ess makes a whiny grunt at Tee. Tee introduces Ess to everyone else as the "highly competent" first mate of the SS Tetra, which Ess corrects to "the super cute AND highly competent" first mate.
Tee attempts to ignore that, going on to say she's a bit opinionated before being interrupted by Amitie, who says it's alright and claims she can already tell there's more to her beneath the surface, assuming she's actually just a "lonely, sweet girl". Arle and Carbuncle both agree, while Ringo praises Ess for speaking her mind, saying "it takes guts" to do so.
Tee thanks them, while Ess is less than enthused about the analysis of her personality. Tee asks if she's angry, and Ess says she is, claiming Tee has no idea what she had to go through to find Tee.
She complains about Tee's kidnapping, her losing contact with O, and Tee's sudden appearance at Suzuran. Tee apologies for making Ess feel lonely, which Ess protests to, claiming she wasn't lonely at all, saying she needs to "knock some sense" into Tee, leading to a battle.
After the battle, Tee asks Ess if she's calm now, and Ess snorts. She claims that Tee is lucky she's "not only cute, but ridiculously generous", saying she'll forgive him "this time".
O exclaims happily, and Ess says she'll help the group find Marle, leading the group back to the S.S Tetra.
On the SS Tetra, Ringo begins singing, which Ess responds to by telling her to shut up, saying that she should show a little respect. Arle lightheartedly remarks as to how Ess had called the Tetra a tin can earlier, and states she understands why Ringo is so excited.
Amitie states that the SS Tetra is "unreal" and she's never seen anything like it, and Ringo states that it's awesome, like something straight out of a sci-fi movie. Ess expresses confusion, asking what a "shy-fly what now" is, and Ringo says to not worry about it.
Ringo asks if Ess lives on the ship, and Ess confirms this. Ringo reacts with awe, saying she wished she had his life. Ess says to herself and the others it's simply a plain old ship, but if Ringo wishes, she could show her around. Amitie reacts to this with happiness, saying Ess really is generous, which Ess is happy about.
Ess begins her tour with the room the group starts off in, the common area. She explains how it's used for meetings and, when there's spare time, training exercises. Amitie asks what type of training, and Ess says "what else" other than Tetris, leading to a battle.
After Ess wins the battle, Amitie says that it was fun, asking if Ess and the others train like that all the time. Ess says that she guesses they do, and Amitie then asks who trains the hardest. Before Ess answers, she claims that Amitie was distracting her, despite Ess being the one who made Amitie do battle with her in the first place. Amitie asks what exactly she was distracting him from, and Ess says she has a "very important hug" she has to deliver. Ess tells Tee to take over for her and runs off.
Ess does not reappear until level 2-5.
See the respective PPQ-namespace card pages of Ess for the character's in-game description in Puyo Puyo!! Quest.
|"The intergalactic brat. She usually behaves when Papa is near,|
but don't let her looks deceive you!"
- The scenario writer for Puyo Puyo Tetris has written a few tweets about the Tetris Crew on her Twitter that offer extra tidbits about the characters:
- Alternate Voice notes:
- In Puyo Puyo Tetris, her voice becomes a darker, quiet tone.
- In the English version, her voice becomes more tense and higher pitched, as if she was irritated.
- In Puyo Puyo Tetris 2, her voice sounds finessed and bears resemblance to Rulue's voice.
- In the English version, she has a Southern American accent.
- In Puyo Puyo Tetris, her voice becomes a darker, quiet tone.
Identical to that of Lidelle. Also, both have green hair and are considered green in Puyo Puyo!! Quest.
Puyo Puyo Tetris/Puyo Puyo Tetris 2
- Player Chain
うふっ (T1 and T2 Alt. Voice)
Yee-haw! (T2 English Alt. Voice)
|Chain 2||よく見て！||Yoku mite!||Take a look!||You like that?|
There, partner! (T2 English Alt. Voice)
|Esu ga ichiban!/...||Ess is the best!
Ess is the most...
|I'm number one!|
|Repeater||かわいいでしょ？||Kawaii desho?||Isn't she cute?
Cute, am I not...? (T1 Alt. Voice)
|I'm the best!|
I'm the rootin'-tootin' best! (T2 Alt. Voice)
|Counter||いいものあーげるっ||Ii mono ageru!||A gift for you!||Here's a present! (T1)|
Got you a present! (T2 Standard Voice)
Got y'all a present! (T2 Alt. Voice)
|Spell 2||リップクリーム||Rippu Kuriimu||Lip Cream||Lipstick|
|Spell 3||ジェルネイル||Jeru Neiru||Gel Nail||Face Mask|
|Spell 4||ファンデーション||Fandeeshon||Foundation||Crystal Gel|
|Spell 5||エステティックマジック||Esutetikku Majikku||Aesthetic Magic||Deluxe Spa Package|
|Tetris Line Clear||テトリスよー！||Tetorisu yo!||Tetris!|
- Enemy Attack
|Light||なにするのよー！||Nani suru no yo!||What are you doing!||(Hey,) stop it!|
|Heavy||や(っ)だ、ひど～い！||Yadda, hidoi!||You big meanie!|
- Match Start and Result
|Character Select||エスがいいの？||Esu-ga ii no?||Wanna play with me?|
|Win||やっぱり(、)勝っちゃった～♪||Yappari katchatta!||I knew I'd win!|
|Lose||うぅ～～…もう一回…||Uu... Mou ikkai...||Ugh, let's try that again!|
- Big Bang/Endless Fever
|Entered||覚悟してね！||Kakugo shite ne!||You better prepare yourself!||Check me out!|
|Success||簡単よ！||Kantan yo!||Easy!||That was easy!|
Aagh! (T2 English Alt. Voice)
|Big Bang||爆発しちゃえ！||Bakuhatsu shichae!||Explode!||Kaboom!|
|Light Attack||どーぉ？||Dou?||How's this?|
|Severe Attack||痛いでしょ！||Itai desho!||It hurts, huh?||Give up yet?|
|Win||やっちゃったぁ♪||Yatchatta!||I did it!♪|
|Severe Damage||どーしよぉ…||Dou shiyou...||What should I do...||Oh no, oh no, oh no!|
Oh, no no no! (T1 Standard Voice)
|Lose||意地悪しないでぇ…||Ijiwaru shinai-de...||Don't be mean...||You ganged up on me!|
|Swap||どっちなの？||Dotchi na no?||Which one is it?||So confusing!|
I'm gettin' dizzy! (T1 Alt. Voice)
|Swap while in disadvantage||危なかったじゃなーい！||Abunakatta ja nai!||That was close!||Yay!/Yee-haw! Close call!|
|Power-up item||いいことあるかしら||Ii koto aru kashira!||Give me something good!|
|Offensive item||悪いわね！||Warui wa ne!||What a shame!|
How unfortunate! (T1 Alt. Voice)
|Getting multiple items at once||まとめていくわよ！||Matomete iku wa yo!||Go all at once!||Enjoy!|
|Topped out||いたくないもん||Itaku nai mon!||You can't hurt me!|
|Win||やっぱりエスがいちばん！||Yappari Esu-ga ichiban!||I knew I'd won first prize!||You were outplayed! (T1)|
I knew I'd outplay you! (T2)
|Be a Runner-Up||まーいっかぁ||Maa, ii ka.||Not bad, I guess.|
Not bad, I reckon. (T2 English Alt. Voice)
|Lose||こっち見ないでよぉ…！||Kotchi minaide yo!||Don't look at me!||Ngh.../Aw! You bullies!|
|Mix Chain||ミックス連鎖！||Mikkusu Rensa!||Mix Chain!|
Get along, lil' doggies! (T2 English Alt. Voice)
|Tetris Plus||テトリスプラス！||Tetorisu Purasu!||Tetris Plus!|
|Chaining by a Tetrimino crushing Puyo||気分上々！||Kibun joujou!||I feel wonderful!||Feeling lucky!|
Feelin' good! (T2 Alt. Voice)
- Skill Battle
|Recovery Up||これがほしいの？||Koregahoshi ino?||Is this what you want?|
|Terraformer||やっちゃいなさい！||Yacchai nasai!||Go on and do it!|
|Stifle||特別よ||Tokubetsu yo.||Consider yourself lucky.|
|Unused||いっちゃえ！||Icchae!||Go all out!|
- System Startup
|Boot Up 1||セガ!||Sega!|
|Boot Up 2||テトリス！||Tetorisu!||Tetris!|
|Title Screen|| ぷよぷよテトリス！
| Puyo Puyo Tetorisu！
Puyo Puyo Tetorisu 2!
| Puyo Puyo Tetris！|
Puyo Puyo Tetris 2!
- Online Greetings
|準備はいい？||Junbi-wa ii?||Are you ready?||We ready now?|
|相手になってあげる||Aite-ni natte ageru!||I'll be your opponent.||You/Y'all ready for a real challenge?|
|始めるわよ！||Hajimeru wa yo!||Hey, let's start!|
This town ain't big enough for the two of us! (Alt. Voice)
|エスをご指名ね！||Esu-o go-shimei ne?||Did you call for me, the amazing Ess?|
Didja holler for me, the amazing Ess? (Alt. Voice)
|かわいいエスには、かなわないんだから！||Kawaii Esu-ni-wa, kanawanai n dakara!||You're/You ain't no match for this cute face!♪|
Quest: [★6] Ess
Character Select (Facing Right)
Quest: [★6] Ess
Manzai demo (Idle)
Quest: [★4] Ess
Manzai demo (Idle, Facing Right)
Manzai demo (Pointing and winking)
Quest: [★5] Ess
Manzai demo (Pointing and winking, Facing Right)
Quest: [★5] Ess
- Yoshino's Tweet regarding the crewmembers' duties
- Tweet translations
- Yoshino's Tweet about the Tetra Crew's favorite foods