Schezo, as he appears in Puyo Puyo Chronicle.
|Age||Unknown (Saturn Madou Monogatari)|
14 (Madou Monogatari S)
180 (Madou Monogatari Fanbook, Shin Madou Monogatari)
|First appearance||Madou Monogatari II|
|Latest appearance||Puyo Puyo eSports|
|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)|
|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. According to the ancient language of Ranian, his name means "the gorgeous man who defiles the gods."
- 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 Minna de Puyo Puyo
- 2.6 Puyo Puyo! 15th Anniversary
- 2.7 Puyo Puyo 7
- 2.8 Puyo Puyo!! 20th Anniversary
- 3 Trivia
- 4 Appearances
- 5 Character profiles
- 6 Character specific attributes
- 7 Chants
- 8 Gallery
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 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 would wear a belt along with this ensemble, and his cape would be 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, not forming 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. Meanwhile, he fails to understand what the problem with stating his opinion is. Whether his wording is misinterpreted or just 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 means that he is very lacking in 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 also 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.
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. Over a century later 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. In other games he is seen to help Arle.
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.
Due to his reputation, Schezo does not have any 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. 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. They are often depicted to be rivals, with the friendliness of this rivalry greatly varying between meetings. In fact, during the events of Madou Monogatari: The Final Test, 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.
Schezo and Rulue appear to be on relatively decent terms sometimes, but more often than not, they can 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 respect her infatuation with Satan, however, and hates to hear her long winded praises of him.
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. There is one bad ending scene in the Game Gear version of Madou Monogatari II, where the two team up to defeat Arle in one fell swoop. This is the only time they are seen working together in a cutscene. Schezo tends to call Satan "old man" and makes it clear that Rulue's infatuation with him is disgusting to him.
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.
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 (despite the latter preparing to let him steal her powers, as she had no more strength to defend herself, following Dark Matter's attack on her), stating that he wishes to deal with her when she is back at full strength.
Madou Monogatari series
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.
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.
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
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 tries to help but cannot, so Wish 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.
Surprisingly, Schezo gives Wish her power back. Though Wish does not resist when Schezo says he wants to take her power, he 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 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.
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.
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, while Schezo tries to tell him to not get worked up over a petty squabble.
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 apologising 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.
- 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.
- Crescent Schezo is the only form of Schezo in Puyo Puyo!! Quest to have a primary color different from purple.
- 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.
- 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
- 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 Puyo 2
"A dark mage with a crystal sword. His name is hard to read though. He's after Arle once again with his powered-up skills. But his name's still hard to read."
- Puyo Puyo Tetris
"The dark magician. He has developed quite the reputation due to his strange vocabulary..."
- Puyo Puyo Champions
"A dark mage who seeks power. Opposes Arle, wielding a sword of darkness. Infamous for poor choice of words."
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.