Dreg, known as Drunk (どらんく Doranku?) in Japan, is a major recurring villain in the Bubble Bobble series. Dreg is an adept magic user who dreams of conquering the world, frequently causing mischief throughout Rainbow World and often finding himself at odds with Bub and Bob.
Dreg resembles an ordinary Drunk, bearing a green hood with a yellow rim and carrying a hooked staff. In several games, he is shown wearing a red jewel around his neck.
Puzzle Bobble Pocket and Bust-A-Move Deluxe have Dreg clad in purple robes instead of green, and Bust-A-Move Bash! gives Dreg an opening in his robe, showing him to be wearing red tights underneath.
Dreg is shown to be cunning and mischievous, always causing mischief and attempting to find new ways to wreak havoc. He has dreams of conquering the world, and hatches numerous plots to attempt to do so.
Dreg is said to be an extremely adept magic user, and is primarily shown using fire magic. By drinking from the bottle he carries with him, he is able to breathe a stream of fire. Dreg is also said to be able to change humans into Bubble Dragons, similar to Super Drunk.
Dreg is the main antagonist of Bust-A-Move 2, ordering his minions to steal the stars from the night sky. He appears as the final opponent in the game's Vs. Mode, first encountered while piloting the Mechanical Prototype Bub, then being fought on his own after its destruction.
Dreg returns in Bust-A-Move 3 as the final opponent in Vs. Mode, initially appearing disguised as Debblun before shedding his disguise and facing the player on his own.
Dreg is the final opponent faced in the Vs. Mode of Bust-A-Move 4. He is shown to be manipulating Madame Luna, appearing behind her after her defeat, making him the true mastermind behind the events of the game. Dreg is not playable in the arcade version, but was added as a secret playable character in the console port of the game.
Dreg is the last opponent fought in the Vs. Mode Super Puzzle Bobble. He is once again shown to be the true mastermind behind the game, and is in control of the Time Eaters, who are eating the Tree of Time. After Bub defeats him, Dreg is cast outside the dimension, swearing his revenge.
Dreg is a playable character in Bust-A-Move Millennium and the final boss of Story Mode. In the game's story, he steals the Gold Bubble, causing chaos throughout Rainbow World, which causes Bub to set out to retrieve the artifact from him. He is fought in Dreg's Castle.
Dreg is an unlockable character in Puzzle Bobble Pocket. He has a purple robe in this game.
Although Dreg is not explicity stated to appear in Bubble Bobble Revolution, his castle appears as the final level, and it is possible that he is responsible for kidnapping Bub and Bob's friends.
Dreg is an unlockable character in Bust-A-Move DS. In the English verison, he is referred to as the Evil Troll. Bust-A-Move DS states that Dreg is responsible for turning Bub and Bob into Bubble Dragons, contradicting other games which state that Super Drunk was responsible.
Dreg returns as a playable character in Bust-A-Move Deluxe. He retains his purple robe from Puzzle Bobble Pocket in this appearance.
Dreg is one of two unlockable characters in Bust-A-Move Bash!, alongside Develon. He recieves a redesign in this game, having more elaborate robes with red clothing underneath, a jeweled necklace, and prominent nostrils.
Dreg appears as a playable character in Bust-A-Move Islands. He is referred to as Willy in the english version of the game.
Other appearances Edit
Dreg appears as a secret character in the console versions Pop'n Pop, unlocked after beating all 100 levels in Checkmate Mode. In his story, he sets out to stop the Super Dark Great Dragon, not wanting the dragon to take over the world before him. His helper is a Skel-Monsta. Dreg is the only character in the game to not have a unique second-player counterpart, as the second-player character for him is just a palette swap of Dreg wearing a pink robe.