Squares as he appears in Puyo Puyo Tetris 2
|Other Names||Stairs (by Ecolo)|
|First appearance||Puyo Puyo Tetris 2|
|Latest appearance||Puyo Puyo!! Quest|
|Puyo Puyo!! Quest information|
Squares is the true antagonist and final boss of Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 who brainwashed Marle and had her amass power for him. He was created by Marle after she felt lonely watching over the worlds on her own, and she sees him as a younger brother.
He was tasked with ensuring that the universes were right and orderly, but when he sees Marle obsess over the Puyo and Tetris universes being merged, he chose to make everything "right", by his definition, once more. Squares brainwashed and absorbed Marle's power. He only stopped once Marle showed him a 'fun and orderly' battle, having explained that his original vision of the worlds could never come to fruition, as the worlds are ever-changing.
Squares appears to be a pale-skinned young man with dark blue hair, gold eyes, and a cyan-tipped cowlick. He wears black gloves, white pants, heeled shoes, and a black robe which appears to separate into several smaller squares towards the bottom, and the inner part of his robe is red. When using his powers, Squares' hair becomes longer.
On the surface, Squares appears to be a cold and pragmatic person who cares about little else besides ensuring that the order of the universes is upheld. In reality, he is rather immature, narrow-minded, and hates change. He only cares about keeping order because he feels like that is what he is meant to do and what will make Marle happy.
Despite his appearance, Squares still has the mentality of a child, as he has not existed for nearly as long as Marle. His childish behavior manifests in him being very close-minded, clingy towards Marle, opposed to change, and prone to emotional outbursts. Despite his actions and behavior, Squares has a positive relationship with Marle and regrets what he did to her and to the rest of the cast, acknowledging that his actions were the result of his confusion and inexperience.
As one of the watchers of the worlds, Squares has similar powers to his older sister and creator Marle. The two of them watch over the worlds together, and Marle mentions that the two of them were responsible for separating the Puyo and Tetris worlds in Puyo Puyo Tetris. He is powerful enough to take hold of Marle's mind and wipe her memories, and was able to steal the power she had amassed during the early chapters of Puyo Puyo Tetris 2. However, the extent to which he could have used this power was not seen in game, though he threatened to erase the main characters from existence several times.
- Marle is Squares' creator and older sister. Despite everything he's done, he cares deeply for her and simply wishes to make her happy.
- Ex sees his own past in Squares and cares for him as seen in the extra scenario of Puyo Puyo Tetris 2. Ex comes to Squares' aid when he is given visions of his past by Ecolo. Ex advises Squares to make peace with his past and to accept his mistakes, lest Ecolo take advantage of Squares' past regrets.
- He has a cubic motif, representing Tetris. In contrast, his creator and sister Marle has a circular motif, representing Puyo Puyo.
- Squares's alternate voice in both English and Japanese has him sounds more youthful and energetic, with the former bearing resemblance to Tee's English voice.
- His alternate voice is used for the opponent in stage EX-5 of Adventure Mode.
- Squares was not revealed in official Japanese Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 media until the game's Japanese release (December 10, 2020), likely to avoid spoilers. However, the Western release date (December 8, equivalent to December 8-9 in Japan Standard Time) and Squares' appearance in the collaboration campaign with Puyo Puyo!! Quest (begins December 10 with preview announcement on December 9) defeats the spoilers prevention purpose.
See the respective PPQ-namespace card pages of Squares for the character's in-game description in Puyo Puyo!! Quest.
|"A watcher of the worlds. Ensure all battles in the cosmos are orderly. |
He's a firm believer of what's right."
Character Specific Attributes
Puyo Puyo Tetris 2
- Player Chain
|Chain 2||どうだ？||Dou da?||How's that?|
|Chain 3||まだまだ行くぞ||Madamada iku zo.||I'm still going.||I'm not through yet.|
|Chain 4||油断するな||Yudan suru na.||Don't let your guard down.||Stay focused.|
|Repeater||及ばない||Oyobanai.||Not even close.|
|Counter||オレが正しい||Ore-ga tadashii.||I'm the one who's right!|
|Spell 2||シンク・ボックス||Shinku bokkusu||Sync Box||Harmonic Box|
|Spell 3||ソリッド・キューブ||Soriddo kyūbu||Solid Cube||Adamantine Cube|
|Spell 4||ダークネス・ブリック||Dākunesu burikku||Darkness Brick||Dark Rhombus|
|Spell 5||コスモス・レクタングル||Kosumosu rekutanguru||Cosmos Rectangle||Cosmic Rectangle|
|Tetris Line Clear||テトリスだ||Tetorisu da.||It's a Tetris.||Tetris!|
- Enemy Attack
|Heavy||こんなはずは...！||Konna hazu-wa...!||This can't be...!||No... Impossible!|
- Character Select/Match Result
|Character Select||正しい選択だ||Tadashii sentaku da.||Right choice.|
|Win||正しい結末だ||Tadashii ketsumatsu da.||This is the right outcome.|
|Lose||少しはやるな...||Sukoshi wa yaruna...||You aren't the worst...|
- Big Bang, Endless Fever
|Entered||行くぞ！||Iku zo!||Let's go!|
Let's do this. (English Alt. Voice)
|Success||当たり前だ||Atarimae da.||Hardly surprising.|
|Failed||間違いなど...||Machigai nado...||Was I wrong?|
|Big Bang||正しい世界へ||Tadashii sekai-e.||Towards the right world...||To build a world of order...!|
|Severe attack||くらえ！||Kurae!||Take that!|
|Win||降参か？||Kousan ka?||Do you surrender?(!)|
|Light damage||クソッ||Kuso...!||Dang it!||Ngh... No!|
|Severe damage||ばかな！||Baka-na...!||This can't be!|
|Lose||正しくない…||Tadashiku nai!||This... isn't right...!|
|Puyo Puyo dana.
|Swap||どちらも同じだ||Dochira-mo onaji da.||It's all the same to me.|
|Swap while in disadvantage||問題ない…||Mondai nai...||Not a problem...!|
|Power-up item||受けとろう||Uketorou.||I'll take that.|
|Offensive item||くれてやる||Kurete yaru.||Take it!|
|Getting multiple items at once||これで終わりだ！||Kore-de owari da!||It's over!|
|Topped out||勝ったつもりか？||Katta tsumori ka?||Thought you had me?|
|Win||オレの敵ではないな||Ore-no teki-de-wa nai na.||You were no match for me.|
|Be a runner-up||次は本気で行くぞ||Tsugi-wa honki-de iku zo.||I won't go easy on you next time.|
|Lose||認めはしない…||Mitome-wa shinai...||(Fools...) I won't accept this!|
|Mix Chain||ミックス連鎖だ！||Mikkusu Rensa da!||Mix Chain!|
|Tetris Plus||テトリスプラス！||Tetorisu Purasu!||Tetris Plus!|
|Chaining by a Tetrimino crushing Puyo||これも計算のうち||Kore-mo keisan-no uchi.||All part of my plan.|
- Skill Battle
|Assemble!||導いてやる||Michibiite yaru.||I'll guide you.|
|Color Change||終わらせてやれ||Owarasete yare.||End this!|
|Terraformer||力をやろう||Chikara-o yarou.||I'll lend you my power.||This is my power!|
|Unused||正しい方へ||Tadashii hou-e.||For the right way!||This is the right way!|
- 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2！||Puyo Puyo Tetorisu 2!||Puyo Puyo Tetris 2!|
- Online Greetings
|正しい方が勝つ||Tadashii hou-ga katsu.||Order will prevail.|
|どうした？やらないのか？||Dou shita? Yaranai no ka?||What's the matter? Aren't you doing it?||Well, what are you waiting for?|
|オレの力には誰も敵わない||Ore-no chikara-ni-wa dare-mo kanawanai.||No one stands a chance against me.|
|世界を正しく||Sekai-o tadashiku.||The world must be made right...|
|勝負をすればいいんだな？||Shoubu-o sureba ii n dana?||You want to battle, right?|
Quest: [★6] Squares