King Puff is a Mobian Pufferfish and the diminutive king of the undersea city of Meropis. His wife is Queen Angelica, and the two have a daughter who studied the sacred rites of the Eusebes Shrine near their city. Like the rest of his subjects, he was unknown to surface-dwelling inhabitants of Mobius until The Shattered World Crisis.
Waves of Change
King Puff and his wife received Sonic the Hedgehog and Amy Rose in their audience chamber after the pair and their friend Rotor Walrus were found at the Eusebes Shrine. King Puff was particularly furious at this, given that he and his wife had not been consulted by Coral the Beta, priestess of the shrine, or her companions before the Freedom Fighters were welcomed into the Shrine. The presence of Dark Gaia's Minions, pollution affecting their ocean home, and the constant threat of the Great Blue Realm Egg Army under Egg-Boss Akhlut had both monarchs puzzled and concerned. Regrettably, they blamed the weakening of Meropis' mystical shield on Coral, and refused to believe Sonic's claims that the planet had been shattered. Upon learning that the sacred Chao Aquarius remained in a cocoon-like state long after she should have awakened, Puff and Angelica stripped Coral of her title. On the subject of another candidate, Puff noted that a traveling daughter of his and Angelica's had studied the rites of the shrine, only to be passed over in favor of Coral. Unfortunately, Coral's feelings of failure at her dismissal made it so that she couldn't complete the shield rites, causing it to fall and allow the Minions to penetrate the city as they swarmed from the Anostos Rift. (StH: #261)
Luckily for the royals, Chaos arrived to aid the Freedom Fighters and Meropis City Guard in fighting off Dark Gaia's forces, including a Dark Guardian, while Coral was aided in restoring the shield by Tikal. After Aquarius emerged from her cocoon and proved to be fine, the heroes were summoned before the royals once again. Puff and Angelica gratefully restored Coral's status, and apologized to the surface-dwellers for the way they had previously been treated. Later, Puff and several of his subjects would watch the Chaos Emerald Championship on BreezTV, with Puff losing a bet to Razor the Shark regarding the outcome of Amy's match against Knuckles the Echidna. (StH: #263, #270)
King Puff is known to be fairly short-tempered, and far less dignified in his bearing that his queen. When irritable, his body tends to inflate, making him seem somewhat larger.