Marle as she appears in Puyo Puyo Tetris 2
|Other Names|| 瑪爾|
|First appearance||Puyo Puyo Tetris 2|
|Latest appearance||Puyo Puyo!! Quest|
|English||Megan Taylor Harvey|
|Puyo Puyo!! Quest information|
Marle is a character introduced in Puyo Puyo Tetris 2. At first, she appears to be responsible for mixing the worlds of Puyo Puyo and Tetris. After Chapter 4, Marle becomes an ally of the group and is revealed to be a watcher of the worlds who ensures that all battles are fun.
During the protagonists' early encounters with her, Marle appears to be a young girl with short cut light yellow-green hair and half-lidded gold eyes. The upper tips of her hair are styled in a fashion similar to lightning bolts, and the back of her hair frays outward to points on both sides. Atop of her head is a black cloud with a blue lightning bolt protruding out of it. Her bangs are cut irregularly and their shape resembles an "M", with the middle bang being round and the left and right ones being straight cut. Behind her are pieces of disjointed hair in rectangular pieces, resembling sunrays. She wears a pair of black gloves, an outfit primarily hued with black, red, and purple decorated with circle motifs, black stockings, and white-tipped shoes.
Upon being freed from Squares' possession, her dress changes to a cyan color accented with orange and white. Her stockings, gloves, and cloud are now white, while her shoes are black. She has amethyst purple eyes and her hair now has three curls, and the disjointed parts of her hair reconnect into a chain of circles. Her curls seem to change along with her emotions, unfurling slightly when she's surprised, and taking on a lightning bolt shape when she is angry.
Outside of the Adventure mode, Marle's true form is default when selecting her, while her possessed form can be selected by pressing the button which would switch to her alternate voice on the character selection screen, similarly to how "extra" characters such as Red Amitie and Strange Klug are selected in Puyo Puyo!! 20th Anniversary.
At first, Marle's personality appears to be playful, mischievous, and thrill-seeking, as she's seen explaining to Ringo her desire for everyone to have many battles so they can all have fun. She seems to speak politely but playfully, dragging out her vowels and often ending her sentences with music notes. She begins to show signs of distress throughout the game, and becomes increasingly conflicted once the others challenge her thinking of "fun," with Arle assessing that she isn't doing anything of her own volition.
In reality Marle is a polite, friendly, and thoughtful person. She seems to take her responsibility as watcher of the worlds rather seriously, as she mentions that during the first merging of the worlds in Puyo Puyo Tetris, she and Squares refrained from directly interfering with the actions of the cast. She is extremely grateful for the heroes' efforts in freeing her from Squares' control and making him realize the error of his ways, and Ally's assistance as well.
As the Will of the Worlds, Marle is able to observe and travel to different puzzle worlds as she pleases. She is also powerful enough to create another cosmological being, Squares, to become her companion.
In battle, Marle's spells include Annulus, Circular Dance, Pastel Orb, Shiny Bubble, and Heavenly Sphere, all of which are themed after circles. While under the control of Squares, her spells have a square-like element to their appearances. For instance, Heavenly Sphere depicts a cube instead of a sphere while she is under his control.
- Squares is Marle's creation, fellow watcher of the worlds, and younger brother. Ally notes that she has a lot of love and care for him.
- Puyo Puyo Tetris 2
A watcher of the worlds. Ensure all battles in the cosmos are fun. Mysterious, but she has a gentle heart.
- Her name is a corruption of the Japanese word for "circle", with the middle vowel drawn out.
- Her motifs represent the circular shape of Puyo to contrast with Squares' motifs, which represent the rectangular shape of Tetriminos.
- Marle is the first female antagonist that is not a doppelganger of a pre-existing character.
- Marle is the only character in Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 to have an alternate costume.
Character Specific Attributes
Puyo Puyo Tetris 2
- Player Chain
|Chain 2||よーし||Yōshi!||Very good.|
|Chain 3||行きますよー！||Ikimasu yō!||Here I go!|
|Repeater||いかがですか？||Ikaga desu ka?||How's this?|
|Counter||楽しいですね♪||Tanoshii desu ne?||Isn't this fun?|
|Spell 2||ラウンドダンス||Raundo dansu||Round Dance||Circular Dance|
|Spell 3||パステルサークル||Pasuteru sākuru||Pastel Circle||Pastel Orb|
|Spell 4||シャイニーバブル||Shainī baburu||Shiny Bubble|
|Spell 5||ヘブンリースフィア！||Hebunrī sufia!||Heavenly Sphere!|
|Tetris Line Clear||テトリスですよー！||Tetorisu desuyo!||It's a Tetris!||Tetris!|
- Enemy Attack
いたっ... (Alt. Voice)
|Heavy||痛いです...！||Itai desu...!||That hurts!|
- Character Select and Match Result
|Character Select||楽しく勝負しましょうねー||Tanoshiku shoubu shimashou nē||Let's have a fun battle!||Time for a battle!|
Let's make this battle fun. (Alt. Voice)
|Win||楽しい勝負でした♪||Tanoshii shoubu deshita!||That was a fun battle!|
|Lose||次は負けません...||Tsugi wa makemasen...||I won't (...) lose next time.|
- Fever and Big Bang
|Entered||楽しくなってきました！||This is getting fun!|
That was easy. (English Alt. Voice)
|Failed||ダメでした…||That was no good...(!)|
|Big Bang||いっきますよー！||Here we go!||This should be really fun...!|
Hah! (English Alt. Voice)
|Severe attack||どうですか？♪||How about this?!|
|Win||ごめんなさいね||Sorry about that.||Did that hurt?|
Sorry about that... (Alt. Voice)
|Light damage||うぇぇえん！||*whine*||*pants in pain*|
|Severe damage||なんでですかー？||Why (...) is this happening?|
|Puyo Puyo desu!
|Swap when in disadvantage||危ないところでしたー||That was dangerous...|
|Power-up item||くれるんですかー？♪||Is this for me?||Just for me.|
|Offensive item||あげちゃいますよー♪||Here, take this!|
|Getting multiple items at once||まとめていきます！||Take all of it!|
|Topping out||まだまだですよー♪||It's not over yet!|
|Win||楽しんでくれましたかー？||I hope you had (...) fun!|
|Be a runner-up||もう終わりですか？||Is it over already?|
|Mikkusu rensa desu!
Tetorisu purasu desune!
|Chaining by a Tetrimino crushing Puyo||ツイてますね！||I'm feeling lucky!|
- Skill Battle
|Skill activation||これはどうでしょう？||How about this?|
|力になります||Chikaraninarimasu||Let me help.|
|もっと楽しく！||More fun!||Too much fun!|
|やっちゃってください！||Yatchatte kudasai!||Do it!||Let's give it our all!|
- System Startup
|Boot Up|| セガ！
|Title Screen||ぷよぷよテトリス2！||Puyo Puyo Tetorisu 2!||Puyo Puyo Tetris 2!|
- Online Greetings
|???||Let's make this battle fun.♪|
|I'm ready when you are.♪|
|*sigh* I can't wait.♪|
|What could be more fun than battling?♪|
|This is so exciting...♪|
Marle character select - Alt.