Witch

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Witch
Witch PuyoPop.png
Witch, as she appears in Puyo Puyo Puzzle Pop.
Name
Kanaウィッチ
RomanizationWitchi
Other NamesChinese 巫巫 (Wūwū)
Hangul 윗치 (Witchi)
French Sorcière
German Hexe
Personal Info
GenderFemale
BirthdayOctober 31
Age13 (Puyo Puyo 2)
15 (Saturn Madou Monogatari)
Notable Appearances
First appearanceMadou Monogatari 123
Latest appearancePuyo Puyo Tetris 2
Voice Actor(s)
JapaneseAkemi Enomoto (Puyo Puyo CD)
Konami Yoshida (Puyo Puyo CD Tsu)
Nodapon (Puyo Puyo Sun)
Yuko Mizutani (Puyo Puyo~n)
Kaoru Sakura (Puyo Puyo!! 20th Anniversary - present)
EnglishLauren Landa (Puyo Puyo Tetris)[1]
Puyo Puyo!! Quest information
Witch Santa Witch Crowned Witch Witch ver. Winter Break Witch ver. PuyoChron Witch ver. Arale-chan Witch ver. PuyoTet2 Witch ver. Emilia Green Witch Kitty Witch Red Witch Steam City Witch Moonlight Witch Concoctive Witch Flourishing Witch Majestic Queen Witch

Witch is a comet magician that debuted in the Madou Monogatari series. She has random moments of giggles, and can be seen as hyperactive. Witch also apparently aspires to one day attain great magical power, making her yet another rival of Arle.

Biography

Appearance

Witch is blond, blue-eyed, and wears mostly blue (in her hat, boots, and dress, specifically.), with various details such as a brown band around the top of the waist in older games, and in newer games, the band is red with a bow behind it. A bow below her neck is also present.

Personality

Witch is often hyperactive, mischievous, is prone to fits of laughter. She is also prideful on her journey to attaining more power (best seen in the DiscStation anime short #2). She's fond of making potions, however their effects range from worthless to overly specific.

Abilities

Her spells include Meteor, Tachyon, Black Hole, Quasar, and Big Bang, all of which are cosmically themed. In the English dub of Puyo Puyo Tetris, some of her spells are replaced by Moonbeam, Gravity Slam, Star Blast, and Supernova. Other spells she is known to use include Don'een, Shooting Star, Milky Way, Rainbow Tail, and Twinkle Dust.

Relationships

Puyo Puyo SUN reveals that Witch has a crush on somebody, as she fantasizes dancing with them. While it wasn't confirmed who it was in the game, the Tottemo! Puyo Puyo manga adaptation of SUN implies that her crush might be Arle, as shown when Witch attempted to drug Arle with a love potion mixed in with her tea. Throughout the series it's implied that Witch has a crush on Schezo, but taking into account her infamous cutscene in SUN she could also secretly have a crush on Arle. The latter made more apparent with the Tottemo! Puyo Puyo manga series as mentioned above, while the Waku Puyo Puyo Dungeon manga prefers to go back to her crush on Schezo.

Arle
Arle is Witch's primary magical rival. The two butt heads often, but tend to maintain a better relationship than other people Arle commonly encounters.
Draco Centauros
The two are commonly put together as Fighter & Mage, or Brains and Brawn, with Draco as the Brawny Fighter and Witch as the Brainy Mage. While Witch is generally very fond of Draco, she is not above tormenting her for kicks.
Schezo Wegey
Witch's relationship with Schezo can be described as teaser meets teased. She often finds new ways to get under his skin. Though she's a generally friendly rival to him most of the time and is shown to be one of the few characters who seem to genuinely enjoy his company to an extent. In some games there are implications that Witch has a crush on him. She was first associated with Schezo by appearing in the S route in Madou Monogatari ARS and continued to pursue Schezo throughout other games similarly to how other characters pursued their love interests, such as Dark Prince pursuing Arle, Rulue pursuing Dark Prince, and so on.
From Puyolympics onwards the association became deliberate; the game Tower of the Magician featured Witch as a major character and Schezo's sidekick, Witch wanted to "touch" Schezo during Madou Monogatari Saturn and Witch again appeared in Waku Puyo Puyo Dungeon exclusively in Schezo's route, again suggesting she wanted to be intimate with him. This has been toned down in Sega's run, with the two only interacting in Puyo Puyo!! 20th Anniversary and Puyo Puyo Tetris 2.
Wish
Wish is Witch's grandmother who appeared in Madou Monogatari: Tower of the Magician. She oversees Witch's training and serves as a proctor for her examination during the game's story, but doesn't allow her to advance since Schezo interfered with the examination.
She is still mentioned during some games such as in Puyo Puyo!! 20th Anniversary where Witch references her recipe book for potions.

History

Madou Monogatari series

Witch first appears in Madou Monogatari 3 as a minor enemy. In the PC98 version, she wears a white outfit and dons a staff. While an NPC witch holds a mop similar to Kikimora's along with a longer hat.

In Madou Monogatari: Tower of the Magician, Witch is a roaming sidekick of sorts to Schezo Wegey. She has a grandmother named Wish, an older sorceress who ends up being possessed by Dark Matter.

Witch appears alongside Draco in Madou Monogatari Saturn, kidnapped by Incubus. If Arle and Rulue choose to save her instead of Draco, she joins your party, and they enter the Grand Sorcery Tournament to get magic to save Draco. In the midst of the tourney, they get attacked by Kikimora due to the smoke caused by the Yogs, the main enemies throughout the game. After they defeat Kikimora, she tells the trio that she saw Schezo (though she didn't know his name), and Witch takes an immediate interest in him, wondering if she can touch him. After fighting Schezo and later Jaan, (who was also corrupted by the smoke made by the Yogs,) they win the tournament and save Draco. After this, Witch leaves your party.

Puyo Puyo (1992)

In Puyo Puyo (1992), Witch is the eighth opponent. She giggles incessantly while berating Arle for showing up to face her.

In the English version, Witch asks for Silvana's last words. When she receives an unsatisfactory reply, she says that Silvana will fry in the Black Kingdom's "Eternal Flames."

Puyo Puyo Tsu

In Puyo Puyo Tsu, Witch resides on the fourth floor. She says that she will show Arle her "mad" Puyo skills.

Puyo Puyo Sun

In Arle's story in Puyo Puyo Sun, Arle takes a nap next to the sleeping Witch. The unconscious Witch quickly grabs Arle and mumbles that she loves her. In Schezo's story, Witch tells Schezo that she wants him. When she sees Schezo's shocked reaction, she clarifies that she actually wants his white outfit.

Puyo Puyo~n

Witch appears as the tenth opponent. Arle finds Witch looking for ingredients for a ritual, which includes Draco's tail and Serilly's scales. Thinking Witch is targeting her allies, Arle and Witch have a Puyo match. Post-battle, Witch gives up on Draco and Serilly, and opts for Carbuncle's Fingernail Grime, leading her to join Arle's party to look for him. Her random fits of laughter get Arle in trouble with Dragon. Her outfit is green in this game instead of her usual blue outfit.

Puyo Puyo Box

During the Scramble mode of Puyo Puyo Box, Witch can be fought in her normal state in Sun rules, Dark Witch in OPP rules, or her Yon outfit in Yon rules. In the main Quest mode, she appears as an NPC, and ends up being the first challengeable one. Upon defeating her, pressing Square next to some overworld NPCs allows you to fight them, such as Panotty, Kikimora, or Nohoho.

Minna de Puyo Puyo

In Minna de Puyo Puyo, Witch and Arle repeatedly say "Yo!" until Witch decides that they can battle "with vigor."

If Arle defeats Witch while holding the Dubious Book, Witch notices the item and begins to propose a trade. Arle decides to give it to her with no compensation, an offer that Witch greedily accepts. When Arle criticizes Witch's ungrateful behavior, Witch offers up a Flame Expander that she received by mistake.

Puyo Puyo 7

Witch and Harpy make a cameo appearance in Puyo Puyo 7. You can see them by rematching Draco in story mode as Amitie.

Puyo Puyo!! 20th Anniversary

Witch returns as a playable character in Puyo Puyo!! 20th Anniversary. In her story, she tries to recreate a recipe from her grandmother's book. She requires a dragons tail from Draco, a frog's eyeball from Dongurigaeru, an imp's horn from Rider, a ladybug from Sig, a sample of Schezo's hair (in which a reference to Puyo Puyo Sun is made), and a fish scale from Suketoudara. Unfortunately, it backfires and Arle says she should consult Lemres, who is skilled with magic.

In this game, she shares the distinction of having an irregular dropset like Feli.

Puyo Puyo!! Quest

Witch is available as a yellow card in this game, added on October 30, 2013. She is in the same series with Rulue, Arle, Draco and Schezo, having similarly distributed skills and stats. During the Halloween Festival event from October 30, 2013, using Witch in the deck can give extra drops in the event quests.

Puyo Puyo!! Quest Arcade

Witch is available as a playable character in this game. She is a Special Type character.

Comet Summoner

Witch also has her own Disc Station spin-off game called Comet Summoner. In Comet Summoner, Witch performs a ritual and has a dream about attaining the power to summon comets, as well as other do things. In order to escape the dream, though, and attain these powers for real, she must defeat her dark clone, Dark Witch.

Miscellaneous

Witch appears in Waku Waku Puyo Puyo Dungeon in all three routes of the game, being a boss and NPC in every route. Notably, in Schezo's route, she's located at the Horror House, where upon meeting him, Witch vaguely asks Schezo for “it” and “you”, confusing Schezo, before she clarifies that she wants Schezo's black robe, and if he doesn't give it to her, she'll just rip them off, shocking Schezo.

After her defeat, in Schezo's route, you can encounter her as an NPC before entering the final dungeon, still asking Schezo for his clothing, saying that it's both beautiful and cool to her, which is why she wants them, much to Schezo's chagrin, even leading to him questioning if she's as much as pervert as he gets called out to be. In all routes, she's fought in the Battle Castle, a boss rush dungeon, with no lines. After completing the Battle Castle, she'll meet with the player, asking to trade the Meteor spellbook they acquired for another spellbook she has, and the item the player receives depends if they're playing as Arle, Rulue, or Schezo.

In an animated short, Witch gains the upper hand against Arle in a duel, but just as she unleashes her Meteor move to finish her, a single star falls down, leading her to lament the lack of stars and Arle appears to sympathize the situation.

Witch also appears in another short with Kikimora, where Kikimora tries to take her broom away from her after being unable to clean up a beach, leading to them arguing over it.

Trivia

  • In Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine, Kirby's Avalanche, and Qwirks Grounder, Paint Roller, and Frild use her AI strategy.
  • Witch's Birthday is October 31. During that day, Halloween or All Hallows Eve was celebrated.
  • Witch's voice actress in Puyo Puyo~n, Yuko Mizutani, previously voiced Draco Centauros in Puyo Puyo CD and Puyo Puyo CD Tsu.
  • Her catchphrase, おいっス (Oissu) is a possible reference to Chōsuke Ikariya, third leader of Japanese band/comedy group The Drifters.
    • One of her quote in ★5 card of Puyo Puyo!! Quest is maybe reference to いい湯だな, 1966 song by Japanese vocal group Duke Aces, which is later covered by The Drifters in 1967.
  • Alternate voice notes:
    • In Puyo Puyo Tetris, her voice becomes lower-pitched.
      • In the English version, like Draco Centauros, her tone becomes similar in pitch to that of Japanese normal voice.
    • In Puyo Puyo Chronicle, her voice becomes high-pitched and childlike. The voice pitch is similar to Raffina's Mini Puyo Fever voice in Puyo Puyo 7.
    • In Puyo Puyo Tetris 2, she has a soft, seductive voice, like Ringo and Satan did in Puyo Puyo!! 20th Anniversary and Puyo Puyo Chronicle respectively. In the Japanese version, this motif is shared with Feli.
  • Witch, Feli, Sultana and Sonic all share the trait of having an irregular Dropset, beginning with a piece other than the I piece.
    • Witch's Dropset is the only one of them that begins with the J piece instead of the L piece.

Appearances

Puyo Puyo

Madou Monogatari

Spinoffs

Character profiles

Img270803 l.png See the respective PPQ-namespace card pages of Witch for the character's in-game description in Puyo Puyo!! Quest.
Game Description
Puyo Puyo 2 (Arcade; English translation from
the Nintendo Switch Sega Ages version)
"A magician girl. Her personality is a bit odd."
Puyo Puyo Tetris "The apprentice witch. She specializes in potions, gathering some
very odd ingredients indeed..."
Puyo Puyo Champions "A mage who rides a broomstick. Prideful and outspoken, she
studies potion-brewing in hopes of becoming a fully fledged witch."

Character-specific mechanics

Super attack

Puyo Puyo~n
Falling Thunder: All Puyo in the player's tallest column are destroyed.
Pocket Puyo Puyo~n
24-Color Coat: The highest two Nuisance Puyo in each of the player's columns change into a single, randomly-chosen color.
Puyo Puyo Box
Thunder: All Puyo in the column that contained the player's "pivot" Puyo changes to a single random color.

Dropset

Pieces Total
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Dropset 2.png Dropset 3.png Dropset B.png Dropset 4.png Puyo
Dropset J.png Dropset L.png Dropset 2.png Dropset 2.png Dropset J.png Dropset 2.png Dropset 2.png Dropset 2.png Dropset 4.png Dropset 2.png Dropset 2.png Dropset 2.png Dropset B.png Dropset 2.png Dropset 2.png Dropset 2.png 11 3 1 1 39

Quartet

Pieces Total
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Dropset B.png Dropset 31.png Dropset 4.png Dropset 211.png Dropset 14.png Puyo
Dropset 31.png Dropset 14.png Dropset 4.png Dropset B.png Dropset 4.png Dropset 211.png Dropset 31.png Dropset 14.png Dropset B.png Dropset 211.png Dropset 4.png Dropset 211.png Dropset 31.png Dropset 14.png Dropset B.png Dropset 211.png 3 3 3 4 3 64

Fusion

Puyo Pieces Tetrimino
1 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 SP
Dropset J.png Dropset L.png Dropset 2.png Dropset 2.png Dropset B.png Dropset 2.png Dropset TX.png Dropset TX.png Dropset TJ.png or Dropset T1.png or Dropset T2.png

Ice Blocks Nuisance Pattern

Pieces
Iceblock R.png Iceblock Y.png Iceblock G.png Iceblock R.png Iceblock Y.png Iceblock B.png
Iceblock G.png Iceblock R.png Iceblock Y.png Iceblock B.png Iceblock R.png Iceblock Y.png
Iceblock G.png Iceblock R.png Iceblock Y.png Iceblock B.png Iceblock R.png Iceblock Y.png
Iceblock B.png Iceblock B.png Iceblock B.png Iceblock G.png Iceblock G.png Iceblock G.png
Iceblock R.png Iceblock R.png Iceblock Y.png Iceblock R.png Iceblock Y.png Iceblock Y.png

Chants

Puyo Puyo

Img170803 l.png Due to the large number of chants for Witch, the full list is moved to a separate page. See Witch/Chants.

Gallery

Img170505 l.png Due to the large number of images for Witch, the gallery is moved to a separate page. See Witch/Gallery.

References

  1. Lauren Landa's Official Site.