Schezo, as he appears in Puyo Puyo Tetris 2.
|IPA||/'ʃɛzɒ ˌwɪɡi/ (She-zo Wi-gee)|
|Other Names||Dark Wizard|
Mage (1-2-3 MSX)
|Age||Unknown (Saturn Madou Monogatari, All About Puyo 2 guidebook)|
14 (Madou Monogatari S)
|First appearance||Madou Monogatari II|
|Latest appearance||Puyo Puyo Tetris 2|
|Japanese||Jemini Hirono (Madou Monogatari 123 (PC-98))|
BB Kanemitsu (Madou Monogatari: ARS)
Kazuhiko Inoue (Puyo Puyo CD, Tsu)
Kenichi Nakada (Puyo Puyo Tsu Commercial (SS))
Yujiro Ootsuka (Puyo Puyo Tsu (PSX) - Madou Monogatari (SS))
Yasunori Matsumoto (Puyo Puyo~n)
Masakazu Morita (Puyo Puyo! 15th Anniversary - present)
|English||Ben Lepley (Puyo Puyo Tetris - present)|
|Puyo Puyo!! Quest information|
Schezo Wegey is a dark mage who possesses ancient magic and wields the Dark Sword. He has a tendency to drop scathing remarks, as well as a tendency to utter carelessly worded comments, oftentimes with his catchphrase "I want you!". This oftentimes leads to others calling him a pervert or creeper, much to his chagrin. Deep within his cool and collected personality, he harbors a liking for cute animals such as Dongurigaeru. In the ancient language of Ranian, his name means "the gorgeous man who defiles the gods" or "gorgeous Adonis who defies the gods" in the English version of Puyo Puyo Tetris 2.
- 1 Biography
- 2 History
- 2.1 Madou Monogatari series
- 2.2 Puyo Puyo (1992)
- 2.3 Puyo Puyo Sun
- 2.4 Puyo Puyo ~n
- 2.5 Puyo Puyo BOX
- 2.6 Minna de Puyo Puyo
- 2.7 Puyo Puyo! 15th Anniversary
- 2.8 Puyo Puyo 7
- 2.9 Puyo Puyo!! 20th Anniversary
- 3 Trivia
- 4 Appearances
- 5 Character profiles
- 6 Character specific attributes
- 7 Chants
- 8 Gallery
- 9 References
Schezo appears as a young adult with silver-white hair and blue eyes. How his hair is shaped varies slightly, but is typically depicted to be short, with it being wavy in the PC-98 version of Madou Monogatari 2. He typically wars a light blue bandana on his head. His clothes tend to vary in design between games, but share the common trait of having a matching cape. He also carries the Dark Sword in hand, the weapon's design having design changes as well. It is typically shaped like a longsword, with the blade being translucent or clear as glass.
In Madou Monogatari 2, he wore sleeveless white robes, blue pants, a blue or white cape attached to brown or blue shoulderpads depending on the platform, and blue wristbands. The opening scene in the PC-98 version has him wearing simple ring bands as well. This design served as the basis of his outfit in the first three Puyo games and Cool Schezo from Puyo Puyo!! Quest, being given long sleeves with blue cuffs, and white pants instead. In Madou Monogatari: Tower of the Magician, they would be black with gold decorations instead, and have a shorter blue cape on top of a longer black one.
In other games such as Madou Monogatari: ARS and the Puyo games starting with Puyo Puyo! 15th Anniversary he would wear more swordsman-like attire, forgoing shoulderpads in favor of a breastplate and greaves that would cover his calves. The colors vary between games ranging from being black, purple, dark blue, or indigo. He wears a belt along with this ensemble, and his cape is held with a clasp or a belt.
Schezo is calm, aloof, and a no-nonsense man of little words. He prefers solitude and consequently keeps to himself, trying not to form many relationships with others. He chooses to make his home in caves and considers them to be suitable for a dark mage such as himself. Schezo strives to become the strongest dark mage. His quest for dominance often leads to him wanting other people's magical power, usually Arle's due to their meeting and clashing often. However, he has also been known to desire other sources of power he senses, such as Amitie's puyo hat and Sig's demonic arm in Puyo Puyo! 15th Anniversary and Puyo Puyo Tetris.
Schezo may come off as intimidating and uncomfortable to be around, but this front is often muddled by his lapses of awkward wording that, more often than not, breaks into double entendre. Usually this is due to him slipping up while specifying what he actually wants, and instead carelessly uttering the phrase, "I want you!" As a result, a lot of people call him a "pervert" (ヘンタイ hentai) ("creeper" in the English version of Puyo Puyo Tetris), a label that he is easily peeved and upset by because it is not true. His wording seems to get worse when his emotions are intense, such as when he is excited or flustered.
Schezo also has a tendency to be very blunt at times, his careless honesty cutting into others a little too deep. He consistently fails to understand what the problem with stating his opinion is. Whether his wording is misinterpreted or simply too blunt, either scenario usually leads to a battle. Unfortunately, he never learns from his mistakes. It is likely that his solitude and lack of relationships causes him to lack some social skills.
Schezo may be softer than first impressions give. Despite his seriousness, he has a soft spot for cute animals such as Dongurigaeru, and is not averse to gushing over their cuteness in front of others. He appears to enjoy baking, somehow managing to bake a wedding cake for himself in his cave, before the whole thing is eaten by a sugar-deprived Lemres in Puyo Puyo!! 20th Anniversary. Additionally, despite his power hunger he is not seen taking others' power on screen in Puyo games even when he wins battles. It seems he generally means no harm to anyone other than Satan.
As he usually keeps to himself, Schezo's first priority is himself. However, he has been known to help others when needed. At times this is because there is something in it for him; he seems particularly motivated for anything that involves fighting Satan. Other times he does show some actual concern for others, though this is something he would never readily admit.
Schezo also appears to have a lot of knowledge, particularly related to magic. However, it seems that his knowledge does not necessarily translate to wisdom, as his words and actions often land him in hot water.
Schezo is significantly more ruthless in the Madou Monogatari series. He was not always like this, however. In his prequel story in Madou Monogatari: ARS, he specifically says he does not wish to become evil like Runelord and only wishes to use the dark magic he acquires to escape the labyrinth. However, after Runelord's defeat, it appears he is already beginning to be corrupted by it. Later on in Madou Monogatari 2, the corruption is significant. Schezo only seeks to gain more power, seemingly at the cost of others' lives.
In games after this, his morality varies. Ultimately he only looks out for himself and continues seeking others' power, however he does end up doing some good at times. For example, he is the protagonist of Madou Monogatari: Tower of the Magician and goes back on his goal of stealing power from Wish. In other games he is seen to help Arle. Most shockingly, in Madou Monogatari: Chaotic Final Exam, he sacrifices himself for Arle and Rulue to give them a means of escape.
Schezo also appears to be somewhat lazy in these games, as he refuses to do things that he considers to be pointless and a waste of effort such as helping out Arle and Rulue in Madou Monogatari (Saturn). This may explain why he chooses to steal power from others as it likely requires less effort than building up his own abilities.
Schezo, being a Dark Wizard, is proficient in the ancient dark arts. Some of his dark spells include "Sting Shade," "Shadow Edge," and his signature "Areiado." Like Arle, he is also capable of casting elemental magic, being able to cast spells such as Fire, Ice Storm, and Diacute in Madou Monogatari: ARS. He is also able to exhibit some swordplay, as some of his chains incorporate sword slashes in his attacks.
Schezo has the ability to sense other people's magical power, being able to feel their presence even if they are hidden from view. Ecolo comments on how sharp his senses are in Puyo Puyo!! 20th Anniversary. This allows him to assess others' strength and determine whether their power would be worth taking.
Due to his reputation, Schezo has few particularly strong friendships with anyone in the cast, often seen as a threat. His relationship with Arle is the most noteworthy, but their exact relationship is unclear. They are often depicted to be rivals, with the friendliness of this rivalry greatly varying between meetings. While Arle has a tendency to get under his skin, they do not inherently dislike each other enough to be enemies, sometimes even sharing the goal of foiling Satan's plans. Most notably in fact, during the events of Madou Monogatari: Chaotic Final Exam, he gives Arle, Rulue, and Carbuncle the means of escaping from the Phantom God (the main antagonist of the aforementioned game), who vaporizes him with a bolt of magic lightning, much to Arle, Rulue, and Carbuncle's shock and horror. After obtaining the Phantom God's Seraphim Orb, Arle uses its power to revive Schezo, though as a consequence of Arle wishing for everyone's memories of the game's events to be erased, he has no recollection of assisting Arle and the others nor being murdered. In games throughout the Puyo series, Arle shows concern for Schezo, and in particular even shows that she missed his company after she was warped to Primp Town alone in Puyo Puyo! 15th Anniversary. There is a clear bond between the two of them despite their spats.
Schezo and Rulue appear to be on relatively decent terms, though they often get into fights. Schezo actually respects Rulue using her martial arts to make up for her lack of magic potential, although he admits that at the same time, this is something which greatly scares him. He does not understand her infatuation with Satan, however, and hates to hear her long winded praises of him. Despite this he puts up with it for brief periods of time and even wishes her well; a clear sign of their friendship. Schezo and Rulue sometimes train together in an attempt to make themselves stronger, seeing each other as worthy opponents.
Despite their different reasons for wanting Arle, Schezo loathes Satan and is not afraid of having to deal with him to keep his hands from Arle. If Arle is brought up in any small talk between them, they will quickly break into a squabble over her. Schezo tends to call Satan "old man" and makes it clear that Rulue's infatuation with him is disgusting to him. He even goes as far to call Satan out for his romantic persuit of Arle, suggesting that he is the worse of the two of them and that him wanting Arle's power is incomparable. There is one bad ending scene in the Game Gear version of Madou Monogatari 2, where the two team up to defeat Arle in one fell swoop if the player declines to side with either of them. This is the only time they are seen working together in a cutscene.
Witch's relationship with Schezo is an interesting one, as she is shown to be one of the few characters who seem to genuinely enjoy his company to an extent. However, there have been moments where she is seen teasing Schezo for his unique speech patterns and pestering him by asking for absurd things like his robes in Puyo Puyo Sun and his hair in Puyo Puyo!! 20th Anniversary. In Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 she nominates him for the handsomeness round of the beauty pageant, jokingly citing his name meaning ("the gorgeous Adonis who defies the gods").
The two even teamed up to save Witch's grandmother, Wish from the evil mage known as Dark Matter in Madou Monogatari: Tower of the Magician. Granted, Schezo only teamed up with Witch in hopes of taking Wish's immense magic power for himself and not so that Witch's certification trial could continue. By the end of that adventure, Schezo (in a rather surprising twist) would show off a more honorable side to himself by leaving Wish alone. Following her being freed from Dark Matter's possession, she does not have much power left to give, but she freely offers it to Schezo. Schezo states that it is not worth taking, and that he wishes to deal with her when she is back at full strength.
The two respect each other, often calling eachother by their titles; Schezo, the Dark Mage and Lemres, the Comet Warlock. Interestingly, Lemres is one of the only characters who does not get weirded out when Schezo says something unintentionally creepy. In Puyo Puyo! 15th Anniversary, he politely declines when Schezo says his usual "I want you!", where others would freak out.
Madou Monogatari series
He first appears in Madou Monogatari 2, where he attempts to obtain Arle's magic power. His role in the game differs between platforms, however.
In the MSX version, Arle asks him what he wants with her and he responds that he wants her magic power. Arle is warped to a dungeon shortly afterwards. Arle runs into Schezo again, but she defeats him this time.
In the PC-9801 version, Arle calls Schezo a pervert before she is warped to a dungeon. Arle manages to decapitate him during her battle with him later in the game, but his head continues to fight and must be defeated again.
In the Game Gear version, he reappears several times after Arle defeats him, more exhausted than the last. His final appearance is right before the fight with Satan, intervening his proposal, but is ultimately defeated by his hands.
In the prequel story Madou Monogatari: ARS, a 14 year old Schezo wanders away from a school excursion at the ancient ruins of Rana to follow a voice that called out to him. This leads to him getting pulled into a mirror, transporting him to a labyrinth that he must escape. During the game he learns dark magic such as the spell "Areiado" and acquires the Dark Sword, which he must fight first to prove he is worthy of wielding it.
At the end of the game he encounters Runelord, an old dark mage whose body was destroyed 200 years previously by a hero in the ruins, but his spirit lives on. He wants Schezo to become his successor, which he is disgusted by and he claims he will never be like him. The two fight and Schezo emerges victorious, destroying his spirit. However, before he vanishes, Runelord tells him that darkness already lives inside him now. Schezo's fate is sealed by the magic he has learned.
After escaping the labyrinth, Schezo's attitude has changed. He boasts about his newfound power and vows to become the strongest dark mage in history.
- Tower of the Magician
He stars as the protagonist in Madou Monogatari: Tower of the Magician, where he, Witch and Tenori Zoh all set out on a dungeon crawling adventure of their own.
Schezo comes across a story in a library involving Witch's grandmother Wish and Dark Matter, an evil mage. Fifty years ago, Dark Matter attempted to take over the world but was stopped by Wish, killing him in battle. Wish was hurt in the battle and began to live quietly in a tower. Schezo decides that he wants to steal Wish's power and goes to infiltrate her tower.
During this time, Witch is taking her certification exam in the tower. Incubus is recruited to be part of the test, and to his shock, Schezo shows up instead. The two fight and Schezo defeats him. Left behind is Tenori Zoh, a small elephant companion intended for Witch. Schezo bonds with him instead and he becomes his companion for the game, acting similarly to Carbuncle.
Schezo and Witch compete to reach the top of the tower. When they reach it, it seems that Dark Matter has returned from the dead and defeated Wish in revenge. Witch lends some of her power to Schezo for him to fight Dark Matter. When he is defeated, he takes possession of Wish's body and fights him again using her magic. Schezo manages to knock him out of her body, destroying him for good.
Witch verifies that Wish is alright. Schezo then challenges Wish for her power, and to his surprise she does not resist, and hopes that when he takes it he can make it stronger. However, he regrettably declines because Dark Matter had used up so much in the battle that there wasn't much more for him to take. He decides to leave with Tenori Zoh and tells her that he will return later for a fair fight.
Puyo Puyo (1992)
Schezo is the tenth Scenario mode opponent. He tells Arle that he wants her. After seeing Arle's shocked reaction, he clarifies that he wants her power and says that he will use it to become the king of Puyo Hell.
In the English version, he is known as Devious. While Schezo's motivation was to rule Puyo Hell, Devious wants to become the prince of the Black Kingdom.
Puyo Puyo Sun
Schezo is the player's character for the Difficult course. The enlarged sun bothers him and he emerges from his cave to foil Satan's plan. Before battling Satan, he rests his sword on the sun-enlarging device and uses the heated edge to burn a bald spot into Satan's hair, resulting in them physically fighting in the ending.
Alternatively, he is the penultimate opponent in the Normal course, and is bested by Arle just before he can reach Satan.
Puyo Puyo ~n
Schezo attempts to take Arle's magic power while she is searching for Carbuncle with Draco, Witch, Seriri, and Chico. When Schezo is defeated, the gang continue their search, leaving him behind despite his protests.
Puyo Puyo BOX
Schezo appears sleeping on a bridge, blocking the path until Arle covers him in Skeleton-T's tea, causing him to fall and float away down the river. He is later found in a cave, where you can fight him naked as he dries off.
In Rally Mode, he will always appear with SUN rules as the ninth opponent in the 10 Stage course. In the 30 Stage course, he will appear as the twenty-sixth opponent using YON rules.
Minna de Puyo Puyo
Schezo appears in Minna de Puyo Puyo (Puyo Pop) in the final 3 stages: Magical Tower, Dark Prince's Castle, and Trial Labyrinth.
Every time he is fought, the Puyo fields start off with the stair-like well pattern of Hard Puyo.
Puyo Puyo! 15th Anniversary
Schezo is warped to Primp Town along with other original Puyo characters and enters the tournament by accident. At the end of his story, he wishes that everyone would stop calling him a pervert. However, the loophole in his wish means that he can still be called similar words, just not pervert specifically.
Puyo Puyo 7
Schezo is warped to Ringo's world and ends up in Egypt. By the time Ringo and Amitie find him, he is starving and attempts to ask for their food, instead saying "I want you!" to the pair. After they take his words the wrong way, he challenges them to a Puyo battle for their food but loses. Ringo offers him food regardless but he declines out of anger of being called a pervert.
Puyo Puyo!! 20th Anniversary
Schezo finds a cave to reside in but finds his peace constantly interrupted.
Schezo's first opponent is Klug, who enters the cave shortly after his arrival to collect crystals that amplify magical power. Schezo tells him to leave as he has already claimed the cave for himself, but Klug refuses, leading to a Puyo battle. Klug's loss causes him to cry and run out of the cave.
Schezo's second opponent is Sig. Sig has chased a bug into the cave and rummages through Schezo's belongings to find it. When he can't find it, he accuses Schezo of having it, who challenges him to a Puyo battle to throw him out. Sig spots the bug again and leaves.
Schezo's third opponent is Risukuma, who sets off an explosion in the cave from a science experiment. Schezo finds Risukuma's appearance cute, but states that no one can interrupt his quiet time. Risukuma leaves after their battle.
Schezo's fourth opponent is Carbuncle. After Risukuma leaves, Schezo notices an unnaturally intense storm has begun outside. While he questions the cause, Carbuncle appears without Arle. Schezo wonders where she is, and says it wouldn't be good if something happens to her before he obtains her power. Schezo wants Carbuncle to lead him to Arle and the two battle. Carbuncle runs away after with Schezo in pursuit.
Schezo's fifth opponent is Arle. Schezo follows Carbuncle to Arle, who is concerned by Satan building a castle and likely causing the storm. When Schezo declares that he will punish Satan for getting on his nerves once again, Arle says she was planning to do that anyway. Both of them insist that they are stronger than the other and will take him down, and battle to prove it. When Arle loses, she still tags along as backup.
Schezo's sixth opponent is Ringo. When Schezo and Arle approach her, she immediately calls Schezo a pervert. Despite both Schezo and Arle clarifying that he only wants Arle's power, Ringo insists that it still sounds dodgy. Schezo ignores her and challenges her to a battle. She calls him a pervert when she leaves, and he curses the fact that he is stuck with the label.
Schezo's seventh opponent is Rulue, who blocks the way to Satan's castle. Schezo ignores her dramatic tone and says a simple Puyo battle will solve the problem. Rulue demands that Schezo livens things up, and so he dramatically declares that he will smite her to proceed. Arle watches from the sidelines and comments that she didn't think Schezo would get so into it. After the battle, Rulue produces a lengthy speech praising Satan and apologizing for failing him. Schezo and Arle decide to leave her.
Schezo's eigth and final opponent is Satan. Schezo and Arle arrive at the castle Satan has created for Arle. While Schezo and Satan clash, Arle calls the heart-filled room tacky and declines Satan's offer of staying there with him. Schezo demands that Satan end the storm, but he refuses, leading to the final battle between them. After Satan loses, Arle too demands that he destroys the castle and ends the storm.
While Satan is upset over his loss, Schezo senses a "black shadow". This is revealed to be Ecolo, who comments on Schezo's sharp senses to himself and laughs.
- In the original MSX2 version of Madou Monogatari II, Schezo has no name and is simply called "The Mage" in-game.
- In Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine and Kirby's Avalanche, Sir Fuzzy Logik and the team of Mr. Shine & Mr. Bright use his AI.
- According to Kazunari Yonemitsu, director of Madou Monogatari 123 and one of the creators of Puyo Puyo, Schezo Wegey and Satan were modeled after characters from the novel Night's Master.
- In Puyo Puyo 7, Schezo is the only of 3 characters to have a unique henshin animation - his chibi and deka animations are both exclusive to the mode. However, due to this, Schezo has only one sprite, and the only difference between the first and second animations is the manner in which he tilts his sword.
- In the Shin Madou Monogatari novels, the spell "Areiado" is said to mean "to tear an angel's wing" in an ancient language.
- While Schezo's age is open to interpretation, a popular theory among the Western community is that he is 180 years old.
- This is based on Shin Madou Monogatari, a series of light novels written by Kenji Oda. Many Japanese fans initially criticized this reveal, saying that Schezo "acts too stupid for someone that old", to which Oda clarifies that Schezo had been asleep for a long time, and did not age mentally or physically during this period. However, Oda also clarified that Shin Madou Monogatari is only his personal take on the series.  Therefore, the light novels (and by extension, Schezo's age in those novels) are not considered to be canon to the official setting by the majority of the Japanese community.
- Schezo has an unused face in Puyo Puyo Tetris 2. The face was used in Puyo Puyo Tetris in Chapter 9.
- Alternate voice notes:
- In Puyo Puyo!! 20th Anniversary, his voice becomes lower-pitched, with pronunciation of some of his lines becoming more forceful. Many lines of dialogue are also changed, for example switching out "Omae" for "Kisama", an extremely impolite second person pronoun.
- In Puyo Puyo Tetris, he has a high-pitched, childlike voice (similar to his Mini Puyo Fever voice in Puyo Puyo 7).
- The English version instead gives him a more peculiar voice, as if he intends to irritate his opponent.
- In Puyo Puyo Chronicle, his voice becomes lower-pitched, but it sounds closer to alternate voices of Satan and Maguro in the same game. He is also whispering sometimes.
- In Puyo Puyo Tetris 2, he acts overdramatic, similarly to Zed's alternate voice in the original Puyo Puyo Tetris.
- In the English version, most of Schezo's alternate voice clips are reused from the original Puyo Puyo Tetris, and his new voice clips retain the same tone.
- The intro of Madou Monogatari: ARS associates each of its three main characters with a type of flower. Schezo's flower is the crowea.
- In Puyo Puyo Tetris 2, in his offical character portrait Schezo is missing his gloves. In his spell animations and sprites he has them on. It is most likely an error.
- The design of Cool Schezo from Puyo Puyo Quest is likely a reference to Schezo’s design used in a significant part of Madou Monogatari’s history, including Puyo Puyo Tsu and Sun. (Because the rights to Madou Monogatari do not belong to SEGA, they cannot legally mention it without permission.)
- Schezo's "I want you!" line originates from programmer Kei Tatsuki during a development meeting concerning graphics. He wanted a woman named Eiki on the team as a designer, causing him to accidentally blurt out "I want Eiki!".
- Puyo Puyo (1992)
- 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 Chronicle
- Puyo Puyo eSports
- Puyo Puyo Tetris 2
- Madou Monogatari 2
- Madou Monogatari: ARS
- Madou Monogatari I (Mega Drive)
- Madou Monogatari (Saturn)
- Madou Monogatari: Tower of the Magician
- Madou Monogatari: The Final Exam
- Waku Waku Puyo Puyo Dungeon
- Puyo Puyo!! Quest
- Rulue's Spring Break
- Arle's Adventure
- Puyo Puyo DA!
- Puyo Puyo!! Quest Arcade
- Puyo Puyo!! Touch
- Puyo Pachi Slot
See the respective PPQ-namespace card pages of Schezo for the character's in-game description in Puyo Puyo!! Quest.
Character specific attributes
- Puyo Puyo~n
- Areiado Special: Any Puyo located within a 6x6 "X" that spans the bottom of the screen are removed. Any Puyo attached to one of the targeted Puyo is also removed.
- Pocket Puyo Puyo~n
- 09-Neo Slash: A random row in the opponent's field is occupied by six Hard Puyo.
- Puyo Puyo Box
- Neo Slash: All Puyo in one of the opponent's rows change to Hard Puyo.
Ice Blocks Nuisance Pattern
Due to the large number of chants for Schezo Wegey, the full list is moved to a separate page. See Schezo Wegey/Chants.
Due to the large number of images for Schezo Wegey, the gallery is moved to a separate page. See Schezo Wegey/Gallery.
- ↑ Yonemitsu's blog: http://blog.lv99.com/?eid=943754
- ↑ Japanese Wikipedia
- ↑ Complete Compile interviews: http://shmuplations.com/rootsofcompile/