History Characters / Disgaea2CursedMemories

25th Sep '17 12:24:31 AM MorningStar1337
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* IDieFree: [[spoiler: They express relief once Adell gave them a mercy kill.}}

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* IDieFree: [[spoiler: They express relief once Adell gave them a mercy kill.}}]]
17th Sep '17 11:06:26 AM Lightmaster
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* SelfMadeOrphan: His parents are [[spoiler:the boss of the penultimate chapter. Around the same time, his adopted parents remember what happened to them and indicate they'll tell Adell what happened to his parents after he finishes defeating Zenon.]]

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* SelfMadeOrphan: His parents are [[spoiler:the boss bosses of the penultimate chapter. Around the same time, his adopted parents remember what happened to them and indicate they'll tell Adell what happened to his parents after he finishes defeating Zenon.]]



* ByTheEyesOfTheBlind: Is able to discern a number of things about Rozalin that even ''she'' doesn't know, possibly using AuraVision.

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* ByTheEyesOfTheBlind: Is able to discern a number of things about Rozalin that even ''she'' doesn't know, possibly using AuraVision.[[AuraVision aura vision]].



* DeathSeeker: After he was harmed at the start of Chapter 11, he decided to go through one blaze of glory and defeat Zenon once and for all, even if it costed his own life. Yukimaru snapped him out of this.



* HeelFaceTurn: After killing Fake Zenon once and seeing that it doesn't stick, he returns in the endgame to assist in a mission and teach Yukimaru her most powerful special. He can later be recruited as a bonus character.

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* HeelFaceTurn: After killing Fake Zenon once and seeing that it doesn't stick, he returns in the endgame to assist in a mission and teach Yukimaru her most powerful special. He can later be recruited as a bonus character.character, but only in the Land of Carnage.



* VoluntaryShapeshifting: His Henge arts allow him to disguise himself as a variety of other living things. Prinnies, snowmen, [[spoiler:Yukimaru...]]

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* VoluntaryShapeshifting: His Henge arts allow him to disguise himself as a variety of other living things. Prinnies, snowmen, [[spoiler:Yukimaru...[[spoiler:Yukimaru, Tink...]]



* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: When Rozalin appears before him, he appears controlling but concerned. [[spoiler:It's all an act. It was his idea of revenge on her. In the manga, it appears he did grow to care.]]

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* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: When Rozalin appears before him, he appears controlling but concerned. [[spoiler:It's all an act. It was his idea of revenge on her. In the manga, it appears [[BecomingTheMask he did grow to care.care]].]]



* UnknownRival: [[spoiler:After he brags about his scheme for twisted vengence, True Zenon's response is, "Why should I care?"]]

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* UnknownRival: [[spoiler:After he brags about his scheme for twisted vengence, True Zenon's response is, is basically, "Why should I care?"]]



* ClosetGeek: Before she got recruited, the Actress mentioned an accurate fact about Axel, but she brushes that off. That let the player know she was, in fact, a fan of Axel, even if she didn't show this before.



* BrainwashedAndCrazy: When seeing how nice they are, Adell is puzzled. In-story, they speculate that perhaps they're altered humans with some of their conscience left. [[spoiler:Nope! They're just demons who are basically normal people.]]

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* BrainwashedAndCrazy: When seeing how nice they are, Adell is puzzled. In-story, they speculate that perhaps they're altered humans with some of their conscience left. [[spoiler:Nope! They're [[spoiler:In reality, they're just refugee demons who are basically ended masquerading as normal people.people in order to live peacefully in Veldime before Zenon attacked.]]


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* IDieFree: [[spoiler: They express relief once Adell gave them a mercy kill.}}
21st Aug '17 1:10:59 AM FarSider
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* FightingFromTheInside: [[spoiler:Some of the encounters with their son caused them to have fleeting impressions of their memories, which led to them occasionally aiding Adelle on his mission.]]

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* FightingFromTheInside: [[spoiler:Some of the encounters with their son caused them to have fleeting impressions of their memories, which led to them occasionally aiding Adelle Adell on his mission.]]
21st Aug '17 1:05:35 AM FarSider
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* RescueArc: Two chapters are dedicated to Axel kidnapping Taro and Hanako as bait for Adelle and Rozalin. Axel is defeated and Hanako rescued in the first chapter, while the second one is dedicated solely to rescuing Taro.

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* RescueArc: Two consecutive chapters are dedicated to had Axel kidnapping Taro and Hanako as bait for Adelle and Rozalin. Axel is defeated and Hanako rescued in the first chapter, while the second one is dedicated solely to rescuing Taro.
21st Aug '17 1:04:08 AM FarSider
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* RescueArc: Two chapters are dedicated to Axel kidnapping Taro and Hanako as bait for Adelle and Rozalin. Axel is defeated and Hanako rescued in the first chapter, while the second one is dedicated solely to rescuing Taro.



* AdaptationalVillainy: Inverted in the manga, in which he is a much rounder character [[spoiler:where his desire for revenge against the True Zenon ends up conflicting with his desire to be Rozalin's father]].

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* AdaptationalVillainy: Inverted AdaptationalPersonalityChange: in the manga, in which he is a much rounder character [[spoiler:where his desire for revenge against the True Zenon ends up conflicting with his desire to be Rozalin's father]].




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* TheUnreveal: [[spoiler:His real name; after the true Zenon makes herself known, he's always referred to as just Fake Zenon.]]


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* FightingFromTheInside: [[spoiler:Some of the encounters with their son caused them to have fleeting impressions of their memories, which led to them occasionally aiding Adelle on his mission.]]
16th Aug '17 1:55:02 PM rjd1922
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Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories is a sequel to the first game taking place on a new world with mostly new characters. The protagonist's group is tracking down the legendary Overlord Zenon to defeat him and put an end to his curse, which is turning humans into demons.

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Disgaea ''Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories Memories'' is a sequel to the first game taking place on a new world with mostly new characters. The protagonist's group is tracking down the legendary Overlord Zenon to defeat him and put an end to his curse, which is turning humans into demons.
7th Aug '17 2:35:09 PM Luigifan
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Adell is actually adopted: When he was two, his parents had to leave on a mysterious errand and left him in the care of their closest friends assuring them they would be back when their business was complete. They did not return, which is what inspired Adell to always fulfill his promises. Further, after an experience with a succubus when he was younger (minds out of the gutter!) he dislikes both girls and demons.

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Adell is actually adopted: When he was two, his parents had to leave on a mysterious errand and left him in the care of their closest friends assuring them they would be back when their business was complete. They did not return, which is what inspired Adell to always fulfill his promises. Further, after an experience with a succubus when he was younger (minds out of the gutter!) gutter!), he dislikes both girls and demons.



* BloodKnight: He says he's doing everything just to help his family, but after seeing him get excited at the prospect of a hard fight one too many times Rozalin starts calling him a battle maniac.

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* BloodKnight: He says he's doing everything just to help his family, but after seeing him get excited at the prospect of a hard fight one too many times times, Rozalin starts calling him a battle maniac.



* ContrastingSequelMainCharacter: To Laharl. While Laharl is a CardCarryingVillain who declares himself Overlord and spends the story securing his throne, Adell is a self-designated hero who spends the game fighting to overthrow Overlord Zenon. Further, Laharl is a half-demon who rejects his human heritage, while Adell [[spoiler:is a full demon who thinks he's a human.]]

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* ContrastingSequelMainCharacter: To Laharl. While Laharl is a CardCarryingVillain who declares himself Overlord and spends the story securing his throne, Adell is a self-designated hero who spends the game fighting to overthrow Overlord Zenon. Further, Laharl is a half-demon who rejects his human heritage, while Adell [[spoiler:is a full demon who thinks he's a human.]]human]].



* {{Determinator}}: Adell actually deals extra damage against opponents of higher level than himself, which is generally the default in Disgaea. Instory, he also puts himself in the way of attack that ought to kill him and keeps fighting.

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* {{Determinator}}: Adell actually deals extra damage against opponents of higher level than himself, which is generally the default in Disgaea. Instory, In-story, he also puts himself in the way of attack attacks that ought to kill him and keeps fighting.



* GeniusBruiser: When one of the trials in Zenon's Coliseum is solving a complex Geo Puzzle, he takes but a few seconds to find the solution, much to the surprise of Tink who had taken him for a DumbMuscle.

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* GeniusBruiser: When one of the trials in Zenon's Coliseum is solving a complex Geo Puzzle, he takes but a few seconds to find the solution, much to the surprise of Tink Tink, who had taken him for a DumbMuscle.



* HotBlooded: Though normally calm, when he gets closer to an interesting fight he gets excited. During the tournament he begins weirding out his siblings by not being happy at the prospect of fighting Zenon.
* HunterOfHisOwnKind: He thinks he's a human throughout the story [[spoiler:due to his parents faulty memory and his own birth defect giving him normal ears, but he's actually a demon himself.]]

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* HotBlooded: Though normally calm, when he gets closer to an interesting fight fight, he gets excited. During the tournament tournament, he begins weirding out his siblings by not being happy at the prospect of fighting Zenon.
* HunterOfHisOwnKind: He thinks he's a human throughout the story [[spoiler:due to his parents parents' faulty memory and his own birth defect giving him normal ears, but he's actually a demon himself.]]himself]].



* LastOfHisKind: Known as the last unaltered human in Veldime. It turns out to be because [[spoiler:he was never a human in the first place. His adopted parents memory was muddled and they forgot that Shura and Selion, his parents, were demon refugees.]]
* MeaningfulName: Adell's name is derived from "adel" which is Arabic for "justice" or "fairness".

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* LastOfHisKind: Known as the last unaltered human in Veldime. It turns out to be because [[spoiler:he was never a human in the first place. His adopted parents parents' memory was muddled and they forgot that Shura and Selion, his parents, were demon refugees.]]
* MeaningfulName: Adell's name is derived from "adel" "adel", which is Arabic for "justice" or "fairness".



* ThePromise: Whenever he's asked why he's going so far to do something, his only response is that he promised to do so and that he fulfills all his promises. [[spoiler:Even if you turn out to be a million year old Demon God threatening to kill him and everyone he knows.]]

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* ThePromise: Whenever he's asked why he's going so far to do something, his only response is that he promised to do so and that he fulfills all his promises. [[spoiler:Even if you turn out to be a million year old million-year-old Demon God threatening to kill him and everyone he knows.]]



* TokenHuman: He is the only one that hasn't been turned into a demon by Zenon's curse. [[spoiler: Subverted as he is a human-looking demon.]]

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* TokenHuman: He is the only one that hasn't been turned into a demon by Zenon's curse. [[spoiler: Subverted [[spoiler:Subverted as he is a human-looking demon.]]



* WrongGenreSavvy: Assumes there is a reason that he isn't effected by Zenon's curse and that that is the reason he'll be able to defeat him. [[spoiler:He's half-right, it's just that the reason Zenon's curse doesn't turn him into a demon is because he's already one.]]

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* WrongGenreSavvy: Assumes there is a reason that he isn't effected affected by Zenon's curse and that that is the reason he'll be able to defeat him. [[spoiler:He's half-right, it's just that the reason Zenon's curse doesn't turn him into a demon is because he's already one.]]



* AmnesiacDissonance: Rozalin is a little grumpy but otherwise fairly friendly. [[spoiler:Overlord Zenon, though, is convinced that everyone will betray her and will kill them before they can.]]

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* AmnesiacDissonance: Rozalin is a little grumpy grumpy, but otherwise fairly friendly. [[spoiler:Overlord Zenon, though, is convinced that everyone will betray her and will kill them before they can.]]



* BadassPrincess: She does start out very weak, but halfway through the story she's much stronger. She's not a front line fighter, but it's indicated that her contribution to the fights is pretty high. Indeed, she gets annoyed or perhaps even hurt when Adell doesn't want to admit how good she's gotten.

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* BadassPrincess: She does start out very weak, but halfway through the story story, she's much stronger. She's not a front line front-line fighter, but it's indicated that her contribution to the fights is pretty high. Indeed, she gets annoyed or perhaps even hurt when Adell doesn't want to admit how good she's gotten.



* ChekhovsGun: The Four-Leaf Clover emblem that Rozalin displays as proof of her connection to Overlord Zenon. [[spoiler:It's actually a magical seal that keeps her SuperpoweredEvilSide in check. When she is first summoned by Adell's mother, a similar emblem appears and shatters, hinting at the emblem's true purpose as a seal]].

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* ChekhovsGun: The Four-Leaf Clover emblem that Rozalin displays as proof of her connection to Overlord Zenon. [[spoiler:It's actually a magical seal that keeps her SuperpoweredEvilSide in check. When she is first summoned by Adell's mother, a similar emblem appears and shatters, hinting at the emblem's true purpose as a seal]].seal.]]



* FlowerMotifs: [[SomethingAboutARose Roses.]] Her name (Rozalin/Rosalind), signature weapon (Noble Rose) and unique specials (Rose Thorns and Rose Liberation) all make mention of the flower.

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* FlowerMotifs: [[SomethingAboutARose Roses.]] Her name (Rozalin/Rosalind), signature weapon (Noble Rose) Rose), and unique specials (Rose Thorns and Rose Liberation) all make mention of the flower.



** In her backstory [[spoiler:she used the reincarnation feature to shed most of her power.]]

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** In her backstory backstory, [[spoiler:she used the reincarnation feature to shed most of her power.]]power]].



* GiantWaistRibbon: In addition to all the other ribbons on her dress. [[spoiler:Much like the other members of the Snow Clan]].

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* GiantWaistRibbon: In addition to all the other ribbons on her dress. [[spoiler:Much like the other members of the Snow Clan]].Clan.]]



* HumanoidAbomination: [[spoiler:Is the reincarnated form of Zenon. She is only technically this as she looks totally normal. But when she is [[SuperpoweredEvilSide fully awakened]],[[OhCrap then]] [[AxCrazy the shit]] [[LetsGetDangerous really hits the fan]].]]

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* HumanoidAbomination: [[spoiler:Is the reincarnated form of Zenon. She is only technically this as she looks totally normal. But when she is [[SuperpoweredEvilSide fully awakened]],[[OhCrap awakened]], [[OhCrap then]] [[AxCrazy the shit]] [[LetsGetDangerous really hits the fan]].]]



* InstantRunes: To prove her lineage, she can make a giant four leafed clover appear, which is a known symbol of Zenon. [[spoiler:Of course, which Zenon isn't clear. She probably did it to herself, though.]]

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* InstantRunes: To prove her lineage, she can make a giant four leafed four-leaf clover appear, which is a known symbol of Zenon. [[spoiler:Of course, which Zenon isn't clear. She probably did it to herself, though.]]



* MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter: Substitute Overlord in for mad scientist and you've got it. She's sheltered and spoiled, but when she starts meeting more people she begins to get uneasy about what her father has been doing.

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* MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter: Substitute Overlord in for mad scientist and you've got it. She's sheltered and spoiled, but when she starts meeting more people people, she begins to get uneasy about what her father has been doing.



* PrettyFreeloader: After being summoned, she stays with Adell's family. In ''VideogGame/Disgaea4APromiseUnforgotten'' DLC, Adell refers to her as a 'Freeloader who's staying at my house'. Her reason for trying to join the Hades Party is to buy a bigger house for all of them
* RichBitch: Subverted. At first she and Tink scoff at Hanako's simple cooking, but she agrees to try it with little prompting and agrees that it's delicious.

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* PrettyFreeloader: After being summoned, she stays with Adell's family. In ''VideogGame/Disgaea4APromiseUnforgotten'' DLC, Adell refers to her as a 'Freeloader who's staying at my house'. Her reason for trying to join the Hades Party is to buy a bigger house for all of them
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* RichBitch: Subverted. At first first, she and Tink scoff at Hanako's simple cooking, but she agrees to try it with little prompting and agrees that it's delicious.



* SmallGirlBigGun: Normally, she uses some variation of a handgun, but for her Rose Thorns skill she pulls out a pair of Gatling guns.
* SuperPoweredEvilSide: If the seal on her is broken or weakened, her original memories return with her power. Doing so makes her powerful enough to [[spoiler:give a beatdown on Laharl bad enough that he actually runs away as quickly as possible, but she then views everything as an enemy. Apparently, everyone Zenon has ever gotten close to betrayed her thus "[[CatchPhrase I am a being of solitude]]."]]

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* SmallGirlBigGun: Normally, she uses some variation of a handgun, but for her Rose Thorns skill skill, she pulls out a pair of Gatling guns.
* SuperPoweredEvilSide: If the seal on her is broken or weakened, her original memories return with her power. Doing so makes her powerful enough to [[spoiler:give a beatdown on Laharl bad enough that he actually runs away as quickly as possible, but she then views everything as an enemy. Apparently, everyone Zenon has ever gotten close to betrayed her her, thus "[[CatchPhrase I am a being of solitude]]."]]



* WingedHumanoid: She sports a pair of large, batlike wings, though considering how little she uses them they're more of an accessory than anything. [[spoiler:Even when flying as Overlord Zenon she appears to be doing it with magic, not her wings.]]

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* WingedHumanoid: She sports a pair of large, batlike wings, though considering how little she uses them them, they're more of an accessory than anything. [[spoiler:Even when flying as Overlord Zenon Zenon, she appears to be doing it with magic, not her wings.]]



Taro is Adell's little brother. He has cow-like horns, dresses in white with black spots and has special abilities with milk. He's something of a momma's boy and rather timid, but he grows infatuated with Rozalin and requests to be her servant.

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Taro is Adell's little brother. He has cow-like horns, dresses in white with black spots spots, and has special abilities with milk. He's something of a momma's boy and rather timid, but he grows infatuated with Rozalin and requests to be her servant.



* CruelAndUnusualDeath: In the worst ending, [[spoiler:Adell, possessed by Zenon, brutally kills and devours him.]]

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* CruelAndUnusualDeath: In the worst ending, [[spoiler:Adell, possessed by Zenon, brutally kills and devours him.]]him]].



* StoneWall: Starts with decent movement but poor jump, but has 130% modifiers in Defence and Resistance, has a DEF and RES buffing technique, and an attack that lowers enemy attack, hit and intelligence, and also possesses a self-healing move, making him a useful "paladin" style [[note]]a style of tanking focused on reducing attack effectiveness then healing what gets through, as opposed to a "control" tank or a "blink" tank [[/note]] tank until the post-game.

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* StoneWall: Starts with decent movement but poor jump, but has 130% modifiers in Defence and Resistance, has a DEF and RES buffing technique, and an attack that lowers enemy attack, hit hitl and intelligence, and also possesses a self-healing move, making him a useful "paladin" style [[note]]a style of tanking focused on reducing attack effectiveness then healing what gets through, as opposed to a "control" tank or a "blink" tank [[/note]] tank[[/note]] tank until the post-game.



Hanako is Adell and Taro's younger sister. Like Taro, she was born after the curse began and doesn't care about becoming human again, but since she wants to help Adell and finds adventuring fun she wants to tag along with him. She likes to bully Taro and begins hero worshiping Etna, wishing to grow up to be a Demon Lord 'as cool as Etna and twice as sexier!'

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Hanako is Adell and Taro's younger sister. Like Taro, she was born after the curse began and doesn't care about becoming human again, but since she wants to help Adell and finds adventuring fun fun, she wants to tag along with him. She likes to bully Taro and begins hero worshiping Etna, wishing to grow up to be a Demon Lord 'as cool as Etna and twice as sexier!'



* CruelAndUnusualDeath: In the worst ending, [[spoiler:Adell, possessed by Zenon, brutally kills and devours her.]]
* FutureBadass: The final downloadable character is her 10 years in the future. You have to fight her to recruit her like the other DLC characters and afterward it seems as though she was basically beating the entire rest of the group using only a fraction of her power.

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* CruelAndUnusualDeath: In the worst ending, [[spoiler:Adell, possessed by Zenon, brutally kills and devours her.]]
her]].
* FutureBadass: The final downloadable character is her 10 years in the future. You have to fight her to recruit her like the other DLC characters characters, and afterward it seems as though she was basically beating the entire rest of the group using only a fraction of her power.



* IChooseToStay: In the good ending [[spoiler:she leaves to be Etna's apprentice and find a way to permanently become a demon, since Adell's success turned her into a human. Her future self is back to a demon and, what's more, a demon lord on the level of an overlord just like her idol.]]

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* IChooseToStay: In the good ending ending, [[spoiler:she leaves to be Etna's apprentice and find a way to permanently become a demon, since Adell's success turned her into a human. Her future self is back to being a demon demon, and, what's more, a demon lord on the level of an overlord overlord, just like her idol.]]



Around the time Rozalin was summoned from her palace, another of Zenon's palaces was attacked by a mysterious stranger who destroyed the building and turn Rozalin's only friend, Tink, into a bizarre floating frog. He has two personalities, one blue and one red. The blue personality is polite, though selfish and cowardly. The red one is rude as well as selfish and cowardly and enjoys hitting on women. Both of them are the resident ButtMonkey charged by the Netherworld court with the crime of his mere existence.

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Around the time Rozalin was summoned from her palace, another of Zenon's palaces was attacked by a mysterious stranger who destroyed the building and turn turned Rozalin's only friend, Tink, into a bizarre floating frog. He has two personalities, one blue and one red. The blue personality is polite, though selfish and cowardly. The red one is rude as well as selfish and cowardly and enjoys hitting on women. Both of them are the resident ButtMonkey charged by the Netherworld court with the crime of his mere existence.



* BalefulPolymorph: He was transformed into a floating frog by a mysterious attacker that he couldn't identify. At first he assumes it must have been Etna, but upon meeting her finds out she's nothing like the one who cursed him. Next he thinks it's Yukimaru based on dressing like his attacker, but decides it's not her either. The next guess is right. [[spoiler:It's Yukimaru's older brother.]]

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* BalefulPolymorph: He was transformed into a floating frog by a mysterious attacker that he couldn't identify. At first first, he assumes it must have been Etna, but upon meeting her her, finds out she's nothing like the one who cursed him. Next he thinks it's Yukimaru based on dressing like his attacker, but decides it's not her either. The next guess is right. [[spoiler:It's Yukimaru's older brother.]]



During the tournament before the halfway point in the game, Adell's group runs across a short ninja who is also seeking to defeat Zenon and enters the tournament to get a chance to confront him. After winning by forfeit throughout the matches, she fights against Adell in the semifinals and loses. Following this, Adell reluctantly talks her out of committing seppuku and inviting her to the group so they can confront Zenon together.

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During the tournament before the halfway point in the game, Adell's group runs across a short ninja who is also seeking to defeat Zenon and enters the tournament to get a chance to confront him. After winning by forfeit throughout the matches, she fights against Adell in the semifinals and loses. Following this, Adell reluctantly talks her out of committing seppuku {{seppuku}} and inviting her to the group so they can confront Zenon together.



* DoomedHometown: Zenon completely annihilated the Snow Clan's village prior to the start of the story. The only survivors were Yukimaru, her elder brother Fubuki, the village elder who saved them [[spoiler:and Rozalin, who was born there.]]

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* DoomedHometown: Zenon completely annihilated the Snow Clan's village prior to the start of the story. The only survivors were Yukimaru, her elder brother Fubuki, the village elder who saved them [[spoiler:and them[[spoiler:, and Rozalin, who was born there.]]there]].



* NinjaLog: One of her unique skills has her doing this but with a snowman instead of a log.

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* NinjaLog: One of her unique skills has her doing this this, but with a snowman instead of a log.



* VerbalTic: In the English version, she speaks mostly modern English but instead adds 'zam' to her sentences which is, again, supposedly to focus her chi. [[spoiler:When she drops this, it's a sign that her [[VoluntaryShapeshifting Henge-master of a brother]] is pretending to be her.]]

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* VerbalTic: In the English version, she speaks mostly modern English but instead adds 'zam' to her sentences sentences, which is, again, supposedly to focus her chi. [[spoiler:When she drops this, it's a sign that her [[VoluntaryShapeshifting Henge-master of a brother]] is pretending to be her.]]



Once, Axel was known as the Dark Hero. He was rich, famous and popular. Now, he is a disgrace only remembered to be laughed at due to tarnishing the evil image of his sponsors. He is on a quest to regain his title and fame, but is never taken seriously. After his first fight with Adell, his producers claim he was murdered and start embezzling money from his show while hiding any evidence that he is alive, much to his annoyance. After a few defeats by Adell, he begins to view him as his rival, at which point the more serious second half of the story begins.

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Once, Axel was known as the Dark Hero. He was rich, famous famous, and popular. Now, he is a disgrace only remembered to be laughed at due to tarnishing the evil image of his sponsors. He is on a quest to regain his title and fame, but is never taken seriously. After his first fight with Adell, his producers claim he was murdered and start embezzling money from his show while hiding any evidence that he is alive, much to his annoyance. After a few defeats by Adell, he begins to view him as his rival, at which point the more serious second half of the story begins.



** During chapter five he makes up for putting Taro in danger by playing a monster controlling flute no one else could use.

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** During chapter five five, he makes up for putting Taro in danger by playing a monster controlling flute no one else could use.



* ButtMonkey: Axel tends to get abused, beaten and mocked whenever he appears. After the tournament, the universe stops trying to make him suffer.

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* ButtMonkey: Axel tends to get abused, beaten beaten, and mocked whenever he appears. After the tournament, the universe stops trying to make him suffer.



* CoolLoser: For all of the talk about him being a wannabe, a loser and a has-been, Axel is still an incredibly powerful demon rock star with awesome powers.

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* CoolLoser: For all of the talk about him being a wannabe, a loser loser, and a has-been, Axel is still an incredibly powerful demon rock star with awesome powers.



* DubNameChange: His original Japanese name was Akutare/[[SpellMyNameWithAnS Octalley]]

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* DubNameChange: His original Japanese name was Akutare/[[SpellMyNameWithAnS Octalley]] Octalley]].



* GameplayAndStorySegregation: Axel is often called weak and pathetic by the majority of the cast but when you recruit him post game or face him in a boss, he's actually has stats about as good as Adell's and with comparable specials.
* GoldfishPoopGang: He's a boss fight for four of the first half a dozen chapters, but isn't taken seriously at all. During the last confrontation he says that of course he knows he can't win. That's not the point: The point is that that part can be edited out!

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* GameplayAndStorySegregation: Axel is often called weak and pathetic by the majority of the cast cast, but when you recruit him post game post-game or face him in as a boss, he's he actually has stats about as good as Adell's and with comparable specials.
* GoldfishPoopGang: He's a boss fight for four of the first half a dozen chapters, but isn't taken seriously at all. During the last confrontation confrontation, he says that of course he knows he can't win. That's not the point: The point is that that part can be edited out!



* HiddenDepths: Despite being called an idiot, Axel is shown to be very good in music and acting. In fact, Pink clearly states that if Axel focused a little more into the acting, he would be better off in this career than taking other jobs that concerned fighting. And Axel declares he's better at singing than fighting. He also has more baggage than your average ButtMonkey leading him to have lots of issues.

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* HiddenDepths: Despite being called an idiot, Axel is shown to be very good in music and acting. In fact, Pink clearly states that if Axel focused a little more into the acting, he would be better off in this career than taking other jobs that concerned fighting. And Axel declares he's better at singing than fighting. He also has more baggage than your average ButtMonkey ButtMonkey, leading him to have lots of issues.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He kidnaps Taro and Hanako, but the moment Taro is put in danger he's absolutely horrified and goes to rescue him himself. In his backstory he also ruined his Dark Hero career by refusing to play along with a script that was scaring his little brother and at the end of the game saves the protagonist's from a bunch of reinforcements.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He kidnaps Taro and Hanako, but the moment Taro is put in danger danger, he's absolutely horrified and goes to rescue him himself. In his backstory backstory, he also ruined his Dark Hero career by refusing to play along with a script that was scaring his little brother brother, and at the end of the game game, he saves the protagonist's protagonists from a bunch of reinforcements.



* MasterActor: No one believes him when he claims such but shown in Dark Hero Days, he is shown to get into the character so well that he forgets his own personality. This is also shown in ''Disgaea 4'' where he calls himself Warden Axel and generally acts differently than he did in the second game. He tells the group that he fooled himself when acting and while no one believes him, Axel wouldn't go as low as [[spoiler:trying to shoot Valvatorez when his back is turned and hitting Artina instead.]]
* MusicalAssassin: Along with one of his special abilities Love Dynamite S, in the actual game, Axel is shown to be able to use music to his advantage which has lead to some BigDamnHeroes moments.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: When he endangers Taro, he's extremely upset. The director shrugs it off by saying it's the price of taking hostages, but Axel rejects his by saying Axel the person and Axel the Dark Hero are entirely different things.

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* MasterActor: No one believes him when he claims such as such, but as shown in Dark Hero Days, he is shown to get into the character so well that he forgets his own personality. This is also shown in ''Disgaea 4'' where he calls himself Warden Axel and generally acts differently than he did in the second game. He tells the group that he fooled himself when acting acting, and while no one believes him, Axel wouldn't go as low as [[spoiler:trying to shoot Valvatorez when his back is turned and hitting Artina instead.]]
instead]].
* MusicalAssassin: Along with one of his special abilities Love Dynamite S, in the actual game, Axel is shown to be able to use music to his advantage advantage, which has lead led to some BigDamnHeroes moments.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: When he endangers Taro, he's extremely upset. The director shrugs it off by saying it's the price of taking hostages, but Axel rejects his him by saying Axel the person and Axel the Dark Hero are entirely different things.



** After taking some hostages, when one is actually put in danger Axel immediately goes to help out.

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** After taking some hostages, when one is actually put in danger danger, Axel immediately goes to help out.



* ThePollyanna: Despite the hardship he faces in Dark Hero Days and the treatment the casts give him, he generally remains positive.

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* ThePollyanna: Despite the hardship he faces in Dark Hero Days and the treatment the casts give cast gives him, he generally remains positive.



* RecurringBoss: He's fought in the first, second, fourth and seventh chapters.
* ShockAndAwe: Some of his attacks are electric based.
* SmallNameBigEgo: He is generally forgotten by the public image but continues to get himself back on TV. However...
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Doubling as NoPronounciationGuide, his Japanese name is either romanized as Akutare (straight from the original katakana) or Octalley with Nippon Ichi flip flopping between both spellings. NISA avoids the confusion by giving him the name Axel instead.
* StepfordSmiler: He acts goofy when other people are around, but when by himself or with just the director it's clear that he's pretty anxious about his inability to get back into the spotlight and support his family.
* TechnicalPacifist: During Dark Hero Days, Axel mumbles to himself that he hates fighting more than anything. However his character roles and the fact that he's a demon forces him to fight as he would rather run away than deal damage to the opponent...which is why he's almost always getting beaten up by the other characters.

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* RecurringBoss: He's fought in the first, second, fourth fourth, and seventh chapters.
* ShockAndAwe: Some of his attacks are electric based.
electric-based.
* SmallNameBigEgo: He is generally forgotten by the public image image, but continues to get himself back on TV. However...
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Doubling as NoPronounciationGuide, NoPronunciationGuide, his Japanese name is either romanized as Akutare (straight from the original katakana) or Octalley Octalley, with Nippon Ichi flip flopping flip-flopping between both spellings. NISA avoids the confusion by giving him the name Axel instead.
* StepfordSmiler: He acts goofy when other people are around, but when by himself or with just the director director, it's clear that he's pretty anxious about his inability to get back into the spotlight and support his family.
* TechnicalPacifist: During Dark Hero Days, Axel mumbles to himself that he hates fighting more than anything. However However, his character roles and the fact that he's a demon forces him to fight fight, as he would rather run away than deal damage to the opponent...which is why he's almost always getting beaten up by the other characters.



* ThrowTheDogABone: In the ending, [[spoiler:he has regained his infamy and reputation by pretending the entire Zenon thing was a hoax.]]

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* ThrowTheDogABone: In the ending, [[spoiler:he has regained his infamy and reputation by pretending the entire Zenon thing was a hoax.]]hoax]].



* YouShallNotPass: It seems he pulls this at the midpoint of chapter 13 [[spoiler:but he actually just lures all the baciel away and drops them onto an audience he had gathered.]]

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* YouShallNotPass: It seems he pulls this at the midpoint of chapter 13 13, [[spoiler:but he actually just lures all the baciel away and drops them onto an audience he had gathered.]]
gathered]].






* ByTheEyesOfTheBlind: Is able to discern a number of things about Rozalin that even *she* doesn't know, possibly using AuraVision.
* CainAndAbel: He and Yukimaru both have the same goal, but while Yukimaru is honorable and friendly, Fubuki is aggressive, cold and ruthless.

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* ByTheEyesOfTheBlind: Is able to discern a number of things about Rozalin that even *she* ''she'' doesn't know, possibly using AuraVision.
* CainAndAbel: He and Yukimaru both have the same goal, but while Yukimaru is honorable and friendly, Fubuki is aggressive, cold cold, and ruthless.



Overlord Zenon is a legendary demon known as [[RedBaron "The God Of All Overlords"]] after massacring 99 overlords at once and a thousand and in total, after which he vanished. In the present, Zenon is corrupting the world of Veldime for unknown reasons while laying low, inspiring Adell to attempt to defeat him and remove his curse.

Though Adell views him as an ultimate enemy, Rozalin beliefs utterly in her father and cites her pampered upbringing as proof of his love for her... though he's never bothered to actually meet her.

The truth is that he's actually a fake. He tracked down the real Overlord Zenon a long time ago, seeking revenge for some unspecified wrong. While Zenon was weakened he took over and claimed to be the real thing.

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Overlord Zenon is a legendary demon known as [[RedBaron "The God Of All Overlords"]] after massacring 99 overlords Overlords at once and a thousand and in total, after which he vanished. In the present, Zenon is corrupting the world of Veldime for unknown reasons while laying low, inspiring Adell to attempt to defeat him and remove his curse.

Though Adell views him as an ultimate enemy, Rozalin beliefs believes utterly in her father and cites her pampered upbringing as proof of his love for her... though he's never bothered to actually meet her.

The truth is that he's actually a fake. He tracked down the real Overlord Zenon a long time ago, seeking revenge for some unspecified wrong. While Zenon was weakened weakened, he took over and claimed to be the real thing.



* AdaptationalVillainy: Inverted in the manga, in which he is a much rounder character [[spoiler:where his desire for revenge against the True Zenon ends up conflicting with his desire to be Rozalin's father.]]
* BackFromTheDead: He's killed twice before you get a chance to fight him. First, he underestimates Etna and gets stomped then does it again to Fubuki. [[spoiler:The True Zenon eventually vaporizes him.]]

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* AdaptationalVillainy: Inverted in the manga, in which he is a much rounder character [[spoiler:where his desire for revenge against the True Zenon ends up conflicting with his desire to be Rozalin's father.]]
father]].
* BackFromTheDead: He's killed twice before you get a chance to fight him. First, he underestimates Etna and gets stomped stomped, then does it again to Fubuki. [[spoiler:The True Zenon eventually vaporizes him.]]



* BigBad: Adell and the rest of the group are pursuing him in order to end the curse on Veldime or get revenge respectively. Rozalin just wants to meet him, though.

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* BigBad: Adell and the rest of the group are pursuing him in order to end the curse on Veldime or get revenge revenge, respectively. Rozalin just wants to meet him, though.



* CurbStompBattle: After the final battle, he powers up more and flattens the party, [[spoiler:only to be on the receiving of one when the true Zenon is awakened.]]

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* CurbStompBattle: After the final battle, he powers up more and flattens the party, [[spoiler:only to be on the receiving end of one when the true Zenon is awakened.]]awakened]].



** It's also played with. Everyone is afraid of him, but his legendary reputation also attracts countless challengers, requiring him to remain hidden just to keep from getting constantly harassed. [[spoiler: This is shown when his whereabouts are revealed to the Netherworld News and all kinds of Overlords come a-knockin'.]]

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** It's also played with. Everyone is afraid of him, [[ThePerilsOfBeingTheBest but his legendary reputation also attracts countless challengers, challengers]], requiring him to remain hidden just to keep from getting constantly harassed. [[spoiler: This [[spoiler:This is shown when his whereabouts are revealed to the Netherworld News and all kinds of Overlords come a-knockin'.]]



* EvilIsBigger: The nature of the game's spritework makes it difficult to make him appear any bigger than the heroes but concept art notes that his body is very large and muscular. The manga makes this more visible with Adell barely coming up above Zenon's waist.
* FinalBoss: The last level is a fight against him all by himself. That is, unless you're a complete jerk and keep teamkilling Rozalin [[spoiler:which causes a boss fight against the True Zenon and the bad end even if you win.]]

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* EvilIsBigger: The nature of the game's spritework makes it difficult to make him appear any bigger than the heroes heroes, but concept art notes that his body is very large and muscular. The manga makes this more visible visible, with Adell barely coming up above Zenon's waist.
* FinalBoss: The last level is a fight against him all by himself. That is, unless you're a complete jerk and keep teamkilling Rozalin Rozalin, [[spoiler:which causes a boss fight against the True Zenon and the bad end even if you win.]]win]].



* UnderestimatingBadassery: He has a real bad habit of this, which tends to work out badly. First, he fails to realize that despite the title Etna is much stronger than he is. Then he gets oneshotted by Fubuki, necessitating another revival. [[spoiler:Finally, at the end, he first assumes he can easily beat Adell's group, requiring him to drain more power to actually do so and risk mass revolt. ''Then'' he picks a fight with the real Zenon and finally dies for good.]]

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* UnderestimatingBadassery: He has a real bad habit of this, which tends to work out badly. First, he fails to realize that despite the title title, Etna is much stronger than he is. Then he gets oneshotted by Fubuki, necessitating another revival. [[spoiler:Finally, at the end, he first assumes he can easily beat Adell's group, requiring him to drain more power to actually do so and risk mass revolt. ''Then'' he picks a fight with the real Zenon and finally dies for good.]]



* WhatTheHellHero: While Axel finally gets his fame back, the Director feels he's sold out and betrayed the spirit of the Dark Hero to do it.

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* WhatTheHellHero: [[WhatTheHellHero What the Hell, Dark Hero?]]: While Axel finally gets his fame back, the Director feels he's sold out and betrayed the spirit of the Dark Hero to do it.



* OurDragonsAreDifferent: She's a Great Wyrm palette swap with a custom blue body with white smoke. Notably her introduction in Axel Mode brings back the Great Wyrm after the original release left it out.

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* OurDragonsAreDifferent: She's a Great Wyrm palette swap with a custom blue body with white smoke. Notably Notably, her introduction in Axel Mode brings back the Great Wyrm after the original release left it out.



* JackOfAllStats: All-around average weapon mastery ranging from D to B, and 100% aptitude in most stats with 120s and 130s in spellcasting stats. And as an Angel he learns a combination of healing and offensive spells.
* OurAngelsAreDifferent: For one this one is a total masochist who gets excited at the prospect of being physically harmed. Gameplay wise he introduces the Angel class in the PSP remake.
* TooKinkyToTorture: Apparently this is a universal trait of angels, but Main Hero B takes to the point of volunteering to be dismembered and eaten at a demon banquet. His class is even given as "Angel Masochist".

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* JackOfAllStats: All-around average weapon mastery ranging from D to B, and 100% aptitude in most stats with 120s and 130s in spellcasting stats. And as an Angel Angel, he learns a combination of healing and offensive spells.
* OurAngelsAreDifferent: For one one, this one is a total masochist who gets excited at the prospect of being physically harmed. Gameplay wise Gameplay-wise he introduces the Angel class in the PSP remake.
* TooKinkyToTorture: Apparently this is a universal trait of angels, but Main Hero B takes it to the point of volunteering to be dismembered and eaten at a demon banquet. His class is even given as "Angel Masochist".



Though Zenon is reclusive and does not even meet with his minions, he does have two trusted servants: The masked generals Shura and Selion. Both are quite powerful and have apparently served him loyally for years, though they are unemotional and muted. He tasks them with finding Rozalin and bringing her back, but when Selion finds Adell's group she has an attack of sympathy and hides the information from her master. Throughout the story, they quietly do their best to help Adell's group, though they do not know why and cannot oppose Zenon directly

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Though Zenon is reclusive and does not even meet with his minions, he does have two trusted servants: The masked generals Shura and Selion. Both are quite powerful and have apparently served him loyally for years, though they are unemotional and muted. He tasks them with finding Rozalin and bringing her back, but when Selion finds Adell's group group, she has an attack of sympathy and hides the information from her master. Throughout the story, they quietly do their best to help Adell's group, though they do not know why and cannot oppose Zenon directly



* BrainwashedAndCrazy: When seeing how nice they are, Adell is puzzled. Instory, they speculate that perhaps they're altered humans with some of their conscience left. [[spoiler:Nope! They're just demons who are basically normal people.]]

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* BrainwashedAndCrazy: When seeing how nice they are, Adell is puzzled. Instory, In-story, they speculate that perhaps they're altered humans with some of their conscience left. [[spoiler:Nope! They're just demons who are basically normal people.]]



* GenerationXerox: [[spoiler:The manga shows that Shura prior to his enslavement looked a lot like Adell but with messier hair and a cigarette in his mouth.]]

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* GenerationXerox: [[spoiler:The manga shows that Shura prior to his enslavement looked a lot like Adell Adell, but with messier hair and a cigarette in his mouth.]]



* LukeIAmYourFather: After the boss fight with them [[spoiler:Adell's adoptive father finally remembers what happened to Adell's parents and who they were, but of course Adell just gave them a MercyKill. He doesn't know who they were, but his adoptive parents say they have something to tell him after he gets home.]]

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* LukeIAmYourFather: After the boss fight with them them, [[spoiler:Adell's adoptive father finally remembers what happened to Adell's parents and who they were, but of course Adell just gave them a MercyKill. He doesn't know who they were, but his adoptive parents say they have something to tell him after he gets home.]]



After the tournament, questions begin to arise about whether the man the group have been searching for and just confronted is actually the true Zenon, especially after he was easily defeated by Etna and treats Rozalin quite callously. It turns out he isn't Zenon after all. The ''real'' Zenon, after defeating all those Overlords and Demon Lords fifteen years ago realized she had become too monstrous and powerful. Thus she reincarnated herself as Rozalin, sealing her true power and her memories. The fake Zenon raised Rozalin as his daughter in an act of petty vengeance and assumed Zenon's identity, keeping her isolated from the outside world to control her and keep the True Zenon from returning. Unfortunately when Laharl shatters the magic seal Rozalin produces to prove her lineage to Zenon, he unleashes True Zenon once again.

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After the tournament, questions begin to arise about whether the man the group have been searching for and just confronted is actually the true Zenon, especially after he was easily defeated by Etna and treats Rozalin quite callously. It turns out he isn't Zenon after all. The ''real'' Zenon, after defeating all those Overlords and Demon Lords fifteen years ago ago, realized she had become too monstrous and powerful. Thus she reincarnated herself as Rozalin, sealing her true power and her memories. The fake Zenon raised Rozalin as his daughter in an act of petty vengeance and assumed Zenon's identity, keeping her isolated from the outside world to control her and keep the True Zenon from returning. Unfortunately Unfortunately, when Laharl shatters the magic seal Rozalin produces to prove her lineage to Zenon, he unleashes True Zenon once again.



* AxCrazy: Zenon is one of the most powerful beings in the entire Disgaea series and has started to become something other than a demon. Apart from this, Zenon is also incredibly paranoid.

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* AxCrazy: Zenon is one of the most powerful beings in the entire Disgaea series and has started to become something other than a demon. Apart from this, Zenon is also [[TheParanoiac incredibly paranoid.paranoid]].



* CurbStompBattle: Zenon absolutely flattens Laharl at the tower and later the fake Zenon. The former is especially impressive given that Laharl has canonically beaten Baal before, but simply had to run here before she could kill him.
* {{Deconstruction}}: Demons fighting and backstabbing each other to become the Overlord is generally used for comedy, but Zenon shows just how psychologically damaging and horrible such a world can be. She also deconstructs the idea of reincarnating -- the player just does it to get strongers units by mixing and matching character classes. Zenon did it to contain her own power because she was ''too'' strong already.

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* CurbStompBattle: Zenon absolutely flattens Laharl at the tower and later the fake Zenon. The former is especially impressive given that Laharl has canonically beaten Baal before, but simply had to run here before she could outright kill him.
* {{Deconstruction}}: Demons fighting and backstabbing each other to become the Overlord is generally used for comedy, but Zenon shows just how psychologically damaging and horrible such a world can be. She also deconstructs the idea of reincarnating -- the player just does it to get strongers stronger units by mixing and matching character classes. Zenon did it to contain her own power because she was ''too'' strong already.



* TheOlderImmortal: Most of the demons seen are on the order of a few thousand years old with Seraph Lamington being about ten thousand years old. Zenon? Zenon is stated to be on a ''million'' year reign of terror.

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* TheOlderImmortal: Most of the demons seen are on the order of a few thousand years old old, with Seraph Lamington being about ten thousand years old. Zenon? Zenon is stated to be on a ''million'' year reign of terror.



* {{Reincarnation}}: Tired of fighting and fearing what she was becoming, Zenon fled to a backwater world and reincarnated into an obscure demon clan hoping to escape fighting. The fake Zenon tracked her down, however.
* SamusIsAGirl: Nobody knows much of anything about Zenon since anyone who meets him tends to quickly die but 'he' is actually inaccurate. Zenon is female.

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* {{Reincarnation}}: Tired of fighting and fearing what she was becoming, Zenon fled to a backwater world and reincarnated into an obscure demon clan clan, hoping to escape fighting. The Unfortunately, the fake Zenon tracked her down, however.
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* SamusIsAGirl: Nobody knows much of anything about Zenon Zenon, since anyone who meets him tends to quickly die die, but 'he' is actually inaccurate. Zenon is female.
19th Jun '17 5:25:13 PM DrakeClawfang
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* ContrastingSequelMainCharacter: To Laharl. While Laharl is a CardCarryingVillain who declares himself Overlord and spends the story securing his throne, Adell is a self-designated hero who spends the game fighting to overthrow Overlord Zenon. Further, Laharl is a half-demon who rejects his human heritage, while Adell [[spoiler:is a full demon who thinks he's a human.]]
18th Apr '17 1:14:14 PM Azreal341
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Yukimaru was one of three survivors of the Snow Clan, a group of ninjas that were decimated by Zenon fifteen years ago. After their master finished teaching her and her brother, he passed away after leaving them with the mission to defeat Zenon. She is a demon like Rozalin and Tink, but has a view of honour similar to Adell's.

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Yukimaru was one of three survivors of the Snow Clan, a group of ninjas that were decimated by Zenon fifteen years ago. After their master finished teaching her and her brother, he passed away after leaving them with the mission to defeat Zenon. She is a demon like Rozalin and Tink, but has a view of honour honor similar to Adell's.
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* ImpossiblyLowNeckline: Rozalin's top looks like it is only kept on by virtue of ribbons and a corset.
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