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|First seen: Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine (1993)
|Species: Robot (formerly a bean)
|Gender: N/A (referred to as male)
Has Bean is the main character of both incarnations of Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine. He is an export of a major character from the Puyo Puyo franchise, Carbuncle; he plays a more important role there than he does in the Mean Bean Machine games. Exactly why Compile and Sega left him in Mean Bean Machine is unknown, however to compensate, they changed his name and gave him a new backstory related to these games.
According to the manual he was once an inhabitant of Beanville but was transformed into a robot with Dr. Robotnik's roboticizer. Despite his roboticization, he had never forgotten his humble past. During the game he can be seen next to the score (Mega Drive version only), watching as the game commences. In Exercise Mode, Has Bean may periodically be dropped in, and will turn groups of beans into the same colour for a giant combo. Despite the game's links to Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog Has Bean has never appeared in the series.
|Has Bean used to be one of the jollier beans in the village... Until Dr. Robotnik changed him into a robot. Usually he prefers to clown around on the sidelines, but he hasn't forgotten his humble past. Occasionally he'll drop into your dungeon and take a little walk. Any beans he walks over change to the same color and disappear.
— Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine US manual