Satan, as he appears in Puyo Puyo Chronicles.
|Other Names||Dark Prince|
|First appearance||Madou Monogatari|
|Latest appearance||Puyo Puyo Chronicles|
|Japanese||Kazuki Yao (Puyo Puyo CD)|
Puyo Puyo! 15th Anniversary - present)
|English||Xander Mobus (Puyo Puyo Tetris)|
|Puyo Puyo!! Quest information|
Satan (known as Dark Prince outside Japan) is, as you might expect, the main villain of the series. He's the former owner of Carbuncle and dotes on him frequently. He apparently has a liking to Hawaiian shirts. He is attracted to Arle Nadja and claims her to be his 'fiance' (though everyone else doesn't seem to think so) and wants to be with her under the starry night sky. According to some Compile profiles, he planned to give Carbuncle to his fiance, as proof of his love. As Carbuncle is with Arle, he is constantly chasing after her.
More often than not, he is the final character one must face in most Puyo Puyo titles. He is usually a powerful opponent too. With the notable exceptions of Puyo Puyo~n and Puyo Puyo 7, the Puyo in his stages are always programmed to fall at very high speeds, making him even more difficult to defeat.
- 1 Biography
- 2 History
- 3 Name Change
- 4 Trivia
- 5 Appearances
- 6 Character specific mechanics
- 7 Gallery
Satan is a young adult with long green hair, who true to his name has some demonic characteristics. He sports yellow horns that slightly curl outwards, pointy ears, a pair of bat-like wings that can retract, and red eyes. His general color scheme would use a dark blue, but starting with Puyo Puyo!! 20th Anniversary it would change to a dark red, with the exception of Puyo Puyo Tetris where it returns to blue.
In earlier games his outfit would resemble a robe with a yellow sash, shoulder pads, and a cape. Puyo Puyo! 15th Anniversary would drop the cape, while Puyo Puyo!! 20th Anniversary would change his outfit to more resemble a jacket.
Satan, despite his name, is often portrayed as a hopeless lover and rarely evil. Throughout the series he tries many schemes to try and fall in love with Arle, but it often backfires spectacularly. He boasts about his plans, even when it's blatantly not working, but quickly falls apart once his plans fail. This often makes him act immature, even to the point where he acts childish with petty insults. Otherwise, he has low tolerance towards others, quickly getting agitated if mocked and likewise insults others with sarcastic or brutally honest comments. Despite this, he can make friends with others.
A recurring element is his obsession with Arle and Carbuncle. In particular his obsession with Carbuncle is so great, he collects Carbuncle themed merchandise, to the point of dressing up as him, and Carbuncle being with Arle is what motivates Satan to marry Arle.
Being the ruler of Puyo Hell, he has demonic magic to match. His spells consist, but are not limited to "Disaster", "Juggernaut", "Catastrophe", "Cataclysm", and "Ascension". In Puyo Puyo~n, they're themed after the circus, and sometimes his spells are after natural disasters. He is also known to have the spell "Satan Cross".
Because Carbuncle is with her, he firmly believes Arle is his fiance, and is adamant in trying to have her as his wife. She is often the driving force of Satan's plans. Arle, however, does not share the sentiment, seeing it as incredibly annoying.
Satan is the previous owner, and he dotes on him to an obsessively high degree. Prior to Arle taking him in, he planned to give Carbuncle to his future wife as his proof of love.
Schezo and he have a mutual hate of each other, in spite of their reasons for chasing after Arle differing. He is quick to call him a pervert, knowing that it upsets him greatly, and will not hesitate to subdue him to keep Arle away from him.
Madou Monogatari 1-2-3
Satan first appears as the final boss in Madou Monogatari EPISODE II: CARBUNCLE. Here he falls in love with Arle and wishes that they get married, but after she claims that she’s only interested in the treasure known as “ruberukuraku” (the jewel in Carbuncle’s forehead), he attacks her to protect Carbuncle’s life. Upon defeat, Arle meets Carbuncle and takes him away from Satan. In Madou Monogatari: Hanamaru Dai Youchienji, Satan has a fan-club is inside his very own mansion. However, the only other members of the club are multiple Draco Centauros.
In Puyo Puyo, Satan tries to make a dramatic entrance, but it is ruined when Arle mispronounces his name as "Santa." He later states that creating traps for Arle to navigate is his hobby.
The English version is the first game to change Satan's name to Dark Prince. He attempts to convince Silvana to join him; when that fails, he lays out the Black Kingdom's plan for intergalactic domination.
Puyo Puyo Tsu
In Puyo Puyo Tsu and Super Nazo Puyo 2 he put on a golden mask to make Arle and Rulue think he was "Masked Satan". Arle was not deceived by the lame disguise though. He had modified his tower into a rocket as a back up plan. The only way to get "Masked Satan" is to Beat the Stages without using Continues and get over 180000+ EXP.
Puyo Puyo Sun
In Puyo Puyo Sun, Satan blew up the size of the sun with magic in order to sustain a perpetual Summer and be surrounded by ladies in bikinis, including Draco Centauros, who was enjoying Satan's change in the forecast. Arle and Schezo Wegey, however, were less than impressed by his efforts, and quickly trotted of to his castle to thwart his plans.
Throughout Puyo Puyo~n, Satan was possessed by Doppelganger Arle after he accidentally released her from a black box in order to obtain Carbuncle and battle Arle. He was freed later by Arle and can't remember anything for what he did.
Minna de Puyo Puyo
In Minna de Puyo Puyo, Satan was once again after Arle's love, so he crafted a ticket for two to a fancy hot springs made of gold and splits it into five runes. Arle was sent on a wild chase to recover these runes and find Carbuncle, who had wondered off to Satan's Castle. After Arle recovered the runes and pieced them together, she threw away the ticket, wondering why anyone would invite her to the hot springs, and leaves Satan to cry.
Puyo Puyo! 15th Annniversary
In Puyo Puyo! 15th Anniversary, Satan joins the tournament in order to use his wish to force Arle to go on a honeymoon with him. However, he mistakenly wishes to teach the magic school students some manners instead, much to the dismay of Satan.
Puyo Puyo 7
Satan becomes one of the playable characters in story mode who can fight Dark Arle. He is also one of 3 characters (not counting Skeleton T's transformation) whom hardly changes at all when transforming in Puyo Puyo 7. The dialogue even jokes at this, when Suketoudara tells Satan that a rumor states he doesn't change at all. Only the length of his horns and the color of his wings change. In the DS version, other minor changes in tint can be seen as well.
Puyo Puyo!! Quest
Satan is available as a green card in this game, added on November 28 2013. He is available in Magic Stone Gacha in limited periods only. He is in the same series with Strange Klug, Accord and Ecolo, having similarly distributed skills and stats.
During the Holy Night Present Festival event from December 20 2013, Satan receives an alt named Santa Satan, seen with a Santa Claus outfit. This alt is also available in Magic Stone Gacha in limited periods only.
Satan is referred to as the "Dark Prince" in the English translation of the first arcade game, the Neo Geo Pocket Color Puyo Pop, the Game Boy Advance Puyo Pop, and Puyo Puyo Tetris. While not directly named in the Puzlow Kids version of the first game, he is alluded to as the Dark Prince in its ending. The digital instruction manual for 3D Puyo Puyo Tsu calls him Satan in one instance (as this version is an unlocalized port of the Japanese arcade game), but uses Dark Prince everywhere else in the manual.
In keeping consistent with this change, Masked Satan becomes Masked Prince in the Neo Geo Pocket Color Puyo Pop, and the G Satan Castle becomes the Dark Prince Castle in the GBA Puyo Pop.
- Satan is replaced by Dr. Robotnik in Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine and King Dedede in Kirby's Avalanche.
- Although his characterization seems to have changed in recent games, Compile-era’s Satan used to love “Carbuncle-chan” obsessively, having his castle decorated with Carbuncle goods everywhere and owning countless Carbuncle dolls (Madou Monogatari SS, Puyo Puyo~n, Puyo Puyo Box, Hasamuncho), and often being distracted by Carbuncle rather than Arle (Arle's Adventure, Waku Waku Puyo Puyo Dungeon) or wanting nothing from her but that she return his pet to him (Arle Manyuuki).
- Puyo Puyo
- Puyo Puyo Tsu
- Puyo Puyo Sun
- Puyo Puyo~n
- Puyo Puyo Box
- Minna de Puyo Puyo
- Puyo Puyo! 15th Anniversary
- Puyo Puyo 7
- Puyo Puyo!! 20th Anniversary
- Puyo Puyo Tetris
- Puyo Puyo Chronicles
- Nazo Puyo: Arle's Roux
- Super Nazo Puyo: Rulue's Roux
- Super Nazo Puyo 2
- Waku Waku Puyo Puyo Dungeon
- Puyo Puyo DA!
- Puyo Puyo!! Quest
- Puyo Puyo!! Quest Arcade
Character specific mechanics
Puyo Puyo~n Super Attack
- Puyo Puyo~n
- Satan Cross: All Puyo in columns 3-4, and rows 6-9 are removed.
- Pocket Puyo Puyo~n
- 03-Banish: Up to 18 Nuisance Puyo are removed from the player's field. The bottom of the field seems to be prioritized.
- Puyo Puyo Box
- Transfer: The top two color Puyo of each of the player's columns are sent to the opponent. Any Nuisance Puyo above the second-highest color Puyo of each column is erased.
Ice Blocks Nuisance Pattern
Due to the large number of images for Satan, the gallery is moved to a separate page. See Satan/Gallery.