History Characters / DisgaeaHourOfDarkness

14th Aug '17 10:30:48 PM Gamermaster
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* DeathByDespair: [[spoiler:When Sicily sacrifices herself in one of ''D2's'' bad endings he is overcome with grief and simply waits at the spot that she disappears until he dies.]]



* DespairEventHorizon: [[spoiler:When Sicily sacrifices herself in one of D2's bad endings he is overcome with grief and simply waits at the spot that she disappears until he dies.]]
14th Aug '17 12:35:13 PM WillyFourEyes
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!!!Voiced by: Creator/TomoeHanba (JP), Creator/AmandaWinnLee (EN, [=PS2=] version only), MichelleRuff (EN, all other adaptations)

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!!!Voiced by: Creator/TomoeHanba (JP), Creator/AmandaWinnLee (EN, [=PS2=] version only), MichelleRuff game), Creator/MichelleRuff (EN, all other adaptations)appearances)
10th Aug '17 12:28:29 PM Gamermaster
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* DespairEventHorizion: [[spoiler:When Sicily sacrifices herself in one of D2's bad endings he is overcome with grief and simply waits at the spot that she disappears until he dies.]]

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* DespairEventHorizion: DespairEventHorizon: [[spoiler:When Sicily sacrifices herself in one of D2's bad endings he is overcome with grief and simply waits at the spot that she disappears until he dies.]]
10th Aug '17 12:27:54 PM Gamermaster
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* DespairEventHorizion: [[spoiler:When Sicily sacrifices herself in one of D2's bad endings he is overcome with grief and simply waits at the spot that she disappears until he dies.]]
9th Aug '17 1:10:13 PM Gamermaster
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* HeroicSacrifice: She performed one, which is why she's a prinny; taking her own life is a most grievous sin. [[spoiler:''D2'' retcons this. She could have become an angel because it truly was a "heroic" sacrifice, but she chose to become a prinny so her unborn child Sicily can become an angel instead, fulfilling the trope anew.]]

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* HeroicSacrifice: She performed one, which is why she's a prinny; [[SuicideIsShameful taking her own life is a most grievous sin.sin]]. [[spoiler:''D2'' retcons this. She could have become an angel because it truly was a "heroic" sacrifice, but she chose to become a prinny so her unborn child Sicily can become an angel instead, fulfilling the trope anew.]]
7th Aug '17 1:03:33 PM Luigifan
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* AllGenesAreCoDominant: Averted - Laharl's mother was human, but his status as a HalfHumanHybrid is never brought up in the games [[spoiler: though it is in the novels]], he exhibits all of the traits of demons, and [[spoiler: like all Overlords]] he's extremely powerful.
* AllThereInTheManual: In the games' canon, his aversion to busty women is [[PlayedForLaughs played for many laughs and jokes at his expense]]. [[LightNovel/DisgaeaNovels The novels]], though not canon to the games, paint a much darker story; Laharl's aversion to busty women was instilled into him by his aunt, a well-endowed demon that [[spoiler: abused him quite severely after his mother's death (for an century's worth, no less), on the account that no one with human blood should take the throne of the Overlord.]]

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* AllGenesAreCoDominant: Averted - -- Laharl's mother was human, but his status as a HalfHumanHybrid is never brought up in the games [[spoiler: though [[spoiler:(though it is in the novels]], novels)]], he exhibits all of the traits of demons, and [[spoiler: like [[spoiler:like all Overlords]] he's extremely powerful.
* AllThereInTheManual: In the games' canon, his aversion to busty women is [[PlayedForLaughs played for many laughs and jokes at his expense]]. [[LightNovel/DisgaeaNovels The novels]], though not canon to the games, paint a much darker story; Laharl's aversion to busty women was instilled into him by his aunt, a well-endowed demon that [[spoiler: abused who [[spoiler:abused him quite severely after his mother's death (for an a century's worth, no less), on the account that no one with human blood should take the throne of the Overlord.]]Overlord]].



*** However according to the [[AllThereintheManual D2 special edition artwork]], its implied that Rainier could very well be lying to Laharl to get Laharl to let his guard down around her.
* AllergicToLove: In episode 5, Laharl actually [[Main/GameplayAndStoryIntegration loses statistics]] when lustful demons accost him with [[Main/CareBearStare words of encouragement, love, and kindness]].
* AloofBigBrother: To Sicily in ''Disgaea D2'', though it's justified since he doubts she's actually his sister. [[spoiler: He subtly grows out of this, even before learning he actually is Sicily's brother.]]
* AntiVillain: According to him, since he's a CardCarryingVillain with some good traits. Though given the BlueAndOrangeMorality of demons, he has skewed views. In practice he's an JerkWithAHeartOfGold AntiHero.

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*** However However, according to the [[AllThereintheManual D2 special edition artwork]], its it's implied that Rainier could very well be lying to Laharl to get Laharl to let his guard down around her.
* AllergicToLove: In episode 5, Laharl actually [[Main/GameplayAndStoryIntegration [[GameplayAndStoryIntegration loses statistics]] when lustful demons accost him with [[Main/CareBearStare words of encouragement, love, and kindness]].
* AloofBigBrother: To Sicily in ''Disgaea D2'', though it's justified since he doubts she's actually his sister. [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He subtly grows out of this, even before learning he actually is Sicily's brother.]]
* AntiVillain: According to him, since he's a CardCarryingVillain with some good traits. Though given the BlueAndOrangeMorality of demons, he has skewed views. In practice practice, he's an JerkWithAHeartOfGold AntiHero.



* {{Backstory}}: Laharl was born of the Queen, wife of the King Krichevskoy; Overlord of the Netherworld. Krichevskoy was so thrilled by his son's birth that he froze the ocean. Laharl was raised with love and care, his own mother preached to him about love regularly. He was also scolded by his mother whenever he did something bad, because she wanted to raise him to be a kind boy. He became greatly attached to his parents, especially his mother, but one day he was infected with a rare and deadly disease that could not be cured by normal means. The life of one who loved him was required to save him; the Queen took her own life to do just that, despite Krichevskoy's effort to stop her. From that point on Laharl hated and repressed the feeling and concept of love because it was his mother's love for him that drove her to kill herself. This repression of love was so strong that he did not even mourn his mother's death, but shut away his feeling of sorrow. He also became physically averse to the love phrases his mother had preached to him. Laharl came to distance himself from his father, going so far as to claim he hated him, but lived a comfortable life at the Overlord's Castle ordering and complaining to the servants at his own leisure. One day after his 1310 birthday decided Laharl to take 10 days nap, meanwhile Tyrant Overlord Baal attacked the Netherworld and Krichevskoy had use up all his energy to seal him. Later Etna poisoned Laharl at Maderas command, causing Laharl to sleep for over two years. Etna eventually woke him up and told him about his father's demise. Sequentially Laharl went on a quest to become the Overlord.

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* {{Backstory}}: Laharl was born of the Queen, wife of the King Krichevskoy; Overlord of the Netherworld. Krichevskoy was so thrilled by his son's birth that he froze the ocean. Laharl was raised with love and care, and his own mother preached to him about love regularly. He was also scolded by his mother whenever he did something bad, because she wanted to raise him to be a kind boy. He became greatly attached to his parents, especially his mother, but one day day, he was infected with a rare and deadly disease that could not be cured by normal means. The life of one who loved him was required to save him; the Queen took her own life to do just that, despite Krichevskoy's effort to stop her. From that point on on, Laharl hated and repressed the feeling and concept of love because it was his mother's love for him that drove her to kill herself. This repression of love was so strong that he did not even mourn his mother's death, but shut away his feeling of sorrow. He also became physically averse to the love phrases his mother had preached to him. Laharl came to distance himself from his father, going so far as to claim he hated him, but lived a comfortable life at the Overlord's Castle ordering and complaining to the servants at his own leisure. One day after his 1310 birthday 1310th birthday, Laharl decided Laharl to take 10 days a 10-day nap, meanwhile meanwhile, Tyrant Overlord Baal attacked the Netherworld and Krichevskoy had to use up all his energy to seal him. Later Later, Etna poisoned Laharl at Maderas Maderas's command, causing Laharl to sleep for over two years. Etna eventually woke him up and told him about his father's demise. Sequentially Sequentially, Laharl went on a quest to become the Overlord.



** In ''VisualNovel/DisgaeaInfinite'', when he thinks one of them tried to kill him, he gives them SadisticChoice between working for free, or if they try to run, he'll force them to work while TAKING their money.
* BadassAdorable: Emotionally vulnerable, cute as a button, and [[spoiler: as of a cameo in ''VideoGame/ZettaiHeroProject'', is apparently strong enough to burn modern-day Earth to the ground.]]

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** In ''VisualNovel/DisgaeaInfinite'', when he thinks one of them tried to kill him, he gives them a SadisticChoice between working for free, or if they try to run, he'll force them to work while TAKING their money.
* BadassAdorable: Emotionally vulnerable, cute as a button, and [[spoiler: as [[spoiler:as of a cameo in ''VideoGame/ZettaiHeroProject'', is apparently strong enough to burn modern-day Earth to the ground.]]ground]].



* BeneathTheMask: Laharl tries his very best to be completely perceived as an evil demon, but his more positive qualities, like his [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold forgiving, noble and strangely kind nature]], is regularly provoked to the surface throughout the game.

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* BeneathTheMask: Laharl tries his very best to be completely perceived as an evil demon, but his more positive qualities, like his [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold forgiving, noble noble, and strangely kind nature]], is are regularly provoked to the surface throughout the game.



** You do '''not''' sacrifice your life to save another's, ''especially his'', regardless of your rank or status in his Netherworld. Period. The consequences for doing so are dire to both friend and foe, to say the least.

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** You do '''not''' [[HeroicSacrifice sacrifice your life to save another's, another's]], ''especially his'', regardless of your rank or status in his Netherworld. Period. The consequences for doing so are dire to both friend and foe, to say the least.



* BadLiar: All his attempts to hide his nicer side to him. Nobody ever buys it, even Flonne sees through him.

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* BadLiar: All his attempts to hide his nicer side to him. side. Nobody ever buys it, it; even Flonne sees through him.



* BigBrotherInstinct: Subtly develops one towards Sicily [[spoiler: even before learning she really is his sister.]] Flonne and Etna pick up, nearly instantly, that Laharl really does love her a lot, even though he constantly pretends like she's just another person who happens to hang around the castle, and goes above and beyond to keep her happy while trying poorly to keep up his jerk facade.

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* BigBrotherInstinct: Subtly develops one towards Sicily [[spoiler: even [[spoiler:even before learning she really is his sister.]] sister]]. Flonne and Etna pick up, nearly instantly, that Laharl really does love her a lot, even though he constantly pretends like she's just another person who happens to hang around the castle, and goes above and beyond to keep her happy while trying poorly to keep up his jerk facade.



* BrattyHalfPint: Canonically, his height is four feet and five inches tall - not that anyone would pick up on that if his impressively sized ego was all they were measuring.

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* BrattyHalfPint: Canonically, his height is four feet and five inches tall - -- not that anyone would pick up on that if his impressively sized impressively-sized ego was all they were measuring.



* BunnyEarsLawyer: Laharl's got some strange ideas of what it means to be an Overlord. If money is needed, it's time to loot some noble's mansion [[note]]Though to be fair, they stole it from his castle first.[[/note]]. Assassin angels/[[LoveFreak Love Freaks]] are potential recruits. Laughing evilly on a regular basis is a requirement. Ideal Overlord tasks are [[PokeThePoodle making it rain pepper so the humans will sneeze their nostrils out or deprive children of their sleep by giving them addictive video games]]. Heroes should not just be defeated; enslavement is the way to go. Granted, demon standards of evil lie on this level generally, anyways - Laharl's theme song proclaims not washing his hands after going to the bathroom and playing with fire as pillars of wickedness.
* ButNowIMustGo: [[spoiler:In the ending you get if you've beaten the Item God 2, it looks like Laharl has killed Lamington, but it turns out he's still alive. Mid Boss comes and explains the situation and Flonne is returned to normal. Laharl declares that if he acted so quickly in anger he is not ready to be the Overlord and teleports away.]]

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* BunnyEarsLawyer: Laharl's got some strange ideas of what it means to be an Overlord. If money is needed, it's time to loot some noble's mansion [[note]]Though [[note]]though to be fair, they stole it from his castle first.[[/note]].first[[/note]]. Assassin angels/[[LoveFreak Love Freaks]] are potential recruits. Laughing evilly on a regular basis is a requirement. Ideal Overlord tasks are [[PokeThePoodle making it rain pepper so the humans will sneeze their nostrils out or deprive children of their sleep by giving them addictive video games]]. Heroes should not just be defeated; enslavement is the way to go. Granted, demon standards of evil lie on this level generally, anyways - -- Laharl's theme song proclaims not washing his hands after going to the bathroom and playing with fire as pillars of wickedness.
* ButNowIMustGo: [[spoiler:In the ending you get if you've beaten the Item God 2, it looks like Laharl has killed Lamington, but it turns out he's still alive. Mid Boss Mid-Boss comes and explains the situation and Flonne is returned to normal. Laharl declares that if he acted so quickly in anger anger, he is not ready to be the Overlord Overlord, and teleports away.]]



* CapeWings: According to ''[[AllThereInTheManual The World of Disgaea]]'' artbook, Laharl had this ability with his scarf, though it never made it into the game. It does show up in the ''Anime/MakaiSenkiDisgaea'' anime, [[spoiler: though you have to wonder how he managed to take down a ''space'' armada without the ability to fly]].

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* CapeWings: According to ''[[AllThereInTheManual The World of Disgaea]]'' artbook, Laharl had this ability with his scarf, though it never made it into the game. It does show up in the ''Anime/MakaiSenkiDisgaea'' anime, [[spoiler: though [[spoiler:though you have to wonder how he managed to take down a ''space'' armada without the ability to fly]].



* AChildShallLeadThem: [[spoiler:About halfway through the game he becomes the Overlord, and even though he is 1313 years old, he appears to be mentally and physically about 13.]]

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* AChildShallLeadThem: [[spoiler:About halfway through the game game, he becomes the Overlord, and even though he is 1313 years old, he appears to be mentally and physically about 13.]]



* CrazyConsumption: After tasting Hanako's delicious food he thinks she used Zombie Juice make it so good. Hanako takes this as an insult.

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* CrazyConsumption: After tasting Hanako's delicious food food, he thinks she used Zombie Juice to make it so good. Hanako takes this as an insult.



* DarkAndTroubledPast: You wouldn't expect it from a Disgaea game, but the [[LightNovel/DisgaeaNovels novels]] say otherwise.

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* DarkAndTroubledPast: You wouldn't expect it from a Disgaea game, ''Disgaea''game, but the [[LightNovel/DisgaeaNovels novels]] say otherwise.



* DeceasedParentsAreTheBest: Laharl's mother was a loving woman and his father a righteous man - both conveniently dead. Deconstructed in that his mother's death had a hugely negative impact on him [[spoiler: and his father, being reincarnated as Mid-Boss, is by technicality still alive.]]

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* DeceasedParentsAreTheBest: Laharl's mother was a loving woman and his father a righteous man - -- both conveniently dead. Deconstructed in that his mother's death had a hugely negative impact on him [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and his father, being reincarnated as Mid-Boss, is by technicality still alive.]]alive]].



* DemotedToExtra: Over the years, Etna and Flonne have appeared in more spinoffs while Laharl has fewer significant appearances. He seems aware of this, as in a trailer for ''Disgaea D2'' he protests Etna and Flonne proclaiming themselves the main characters of the game and proudly proclaims it's his turn in the spotlight again.
* {{Determinator}}: His superior persistence is one of the attributes he is the most proud of. He won't let anything get in his way of what he wants.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: 10 years after the game in the novels, Laharl manages to deliver a [[CurbStompBattle completely one-sided beatdown]] to ''[[EldritchAbomination Baal]]'', and for additional humiliation, let his team of [[ButtMonkey prinnies]] loose on Baal after his defeat. It's not Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu anymore - more like [[UpToEleven Did You Just Sue Cthulhu Ten Billion HLs and Make Him Your Slave]]?
* DodgeTheBullet: In ''Disgaea 2'', Etna and Flonne get pissed at Laharl for various reasons and attack him with swords and guns. He dodges all of the initial blows, though just barely, and shows off some nice foot work. He does this occasionally in ''VisualNovel/DisgaeaInfinite'' as well.

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* DemotedToExtra: Over the years, Etna and Flonne have appeared in more spinoffs while Laharl has fewer significant appearances. He seems aware of this, as in a trailer for ''Disgaea D2'' D2'', he protests Etna and Flonne proclaiming themselves the main characters of the game and proudly proclaims it's his turn in the spotlight again.
* {{Determinator}}: His superior persistence is one of the attributes he is the most proud of. He won't let anything get in his the way of what he wants.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: 10 years after the game in the novels, Laharl manages to deliver a [[CurbStompBattle completely one-sided beatdown]] to ''[[EldritchAbomination Baal]]'', and for additional humiliation, let his team of [[ButtMonkey prinnies]] loose on Baal after his defeat. It's not Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu anymore - -- more like [[UpToEleven Did You Just Sue Cthulhu For Ten Billion HLs and Make Him Your Slave]]?
* DodgeTheBullet: In ''Disgaea 2'', Etna and Flonne get pissed at Laharl for various reasons and attack him with swords and guns. He dodges all of the initial blows, though just barely, and shows off some nice foot work.footwork. He does this occasionally in ''VisualNovel/DisgaeaInfinite'' as well.



* DoubleEntendre: Laharl has a bad habit of claiming to do things (Often bad things) to another person's body [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything without realizing that his words can be interpreted differently]]. Etna often lampshades it.

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* DoubleEntendre: Laharl has a bad habit of claiming to do things (Often (often bad things) to another person's body [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything without realizing that his words can be interpreted differently]]. Etna often lampshades it.



* TheDutifulSon: He wasn't even alwar that he had any siblings until ''VideoGame/DisgaeaD2ABrighterDarkness'', but [[spoiler: Vyers]] calls him "quite the dutiful son" in the manga, which is very true; Lahal is quite devoted to his duty as per his heritage.

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* TheDutifulSon: He wasn't even alwar aware that he had any siblings until ''VideoGame/DisgaeaD2ABrighterDarkness'', but [[spoiler: Vyers]] [[spoiler:Vyers]] calls him "quite the dutiful son" in the manga, which is very true; Lahal is quite devoted to his duty as per his heritage.



* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: Even at his worst he doesn't deny he loved his mom.
* [[EvenEvilHasStandards Even Overlords Have Standards]]: Despite a CardCarryingVillain who loves to plunder and kill everything, there are several lines Laharl will never cross. Case in point, Jennifer's sex-ed and [[RapeIsASpecialKindofEvil rape]], and he actually takes offense to accusations of demons as tentacle monsters.
** Despite the fact that most demons approve of underhanded tactics, Laharl considers taking hostages low class and brushes off the Krichevskoy Group's suggestion of using Sicily as a hostage against the angels in ''Disgaea D2''.

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* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: Even at his worst worst, he doesn't deny he loved his mom.
* [[EvenEvilHasStandards Even Overlords Have Standards]]: Despite being a CardCarryingVillain who loves to plunder and kill everything, there are several lines Laharl will never cross. Case in point, Jennifer's sex-ed and [[RapeIsASpecialKindofEvil rape]], and he actually takes offense to accusations of demons as tentacle monsters.
** Despite the fact that most demons approve of underhanded tactics, Laharl considers taking hostages low class low-class and brushes off the Krichevskoy Group's suggestion of using Sicily as a hostage against the angels in ''Disgaea D2''.



* FantasticRacism: Laharl is a victim of this in the novels, [[spoiler: where his aunt and uncle organizes a resistance against his reign because he is half human.]]
* FetalPositionRebirth: In the opening art of the game Laharl can be seen sleeping in a loose fetal position floating in a void under the Red Moon, and in the Red Moon chapter Laharl is figuratively reborn by rediscovering love.

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* FantasticRacism: Laharl is a victim of this in the novels, [[spoiler: where [[spoiler:where his aunt and uncle organizes organize a resistance against his reign because he is half human.]]
half-human]].
* FetalPositionRebirth: In the opening art of the game game, Laharl can be seen sleeping in a loose fetal position floating in a void under the Red Moon, and in the Red Moon chapter chapter, Laharl is figuratively reborn by rediscovering love.



* FoodAsBribe: In ''VideoGame/{{Prinny|CanIReallyBeTheHero}} 2'' it is confirmed he loves snacks and he will even help the Prinnies out in exchange for sweets.

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* FoodAsBribe: In ''VideoGame/{{Prinny|CanIReallyBeTheHero}} 2'' 2'', it is confirmed he loves snacks and he will even help the Prinnies out in exchange for sweets.



* GenerationXerox: Laharl's father does his best to invoke this trope, [[spoiler: by working with Lamington to have Laharl become best friends with an angel of high expectations like himself and further the work to unite the Netherworld and Celestia that he started]]. It is also mentioned that Laharl and King Krichevskoy are rather similar. Laharl probably inherited his big [[SmugSuper ego]] from his [[{{Narcissist}} father]].

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* GenerationXerox: Laharl's father does his best to invoke this trope, [[spoiler: by [[spoiler:by working with Lamington to have Laharl become best friends with an angel of high expectations like himself and further the work to unite the Netherworld and Celestia that he started]]. It is also mentioned that Laharl and King Krichevskoy are rather similar. Laharl probably inherited his big [[SmugSuper ego]] from his [[{{Narcissist}} father]].



* {{Greed}}: No one is touching ''his'' allowance, even if it is vassals late for their paychecks, and has been called stingy by Etna several times.

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* {{Greed}}: No one is touching ''his'' allowance, even if it is vassals late for their paychecks, and he has been called stingy by Etna several times.



* HalfHumanHybrid: His mother is human, but most people still refer to him as a demon, if only for convenience's sake. Oddly, his half-human status is never even mentioned in the games proper, though in the novels [[spoiler: it's an important part of his {{Backstory}}.]]
* HatesBeingAlone: Possess some severe abandonment issues thanks to the death of his mother.

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* HalfHumanHybrid: His mother is human, but most people still refer to him as a demon, if only for convenience's sake. Oddly, his half-human status is never even mentioned in the games proper, though in the novels [[spoiler: it's [[spoiler:it's an important part of his {{Backstory}}.]]
{{Backstory}}]].
* HatesBeingAlone: Possess Possesses some severe abandonment issues thanks to the death of his mother.



* HeavySleeper: In the intro to the first game, Laharl wakes up from a two-year nap, with Etna ''violently'' waking him up. [[spoiler:Said nap was due to poison by Etna, but considering that he initially meant for it to be a ''ten-day'' nap, he's still playing the trope straight.]] She had tried to wake him up by attacking him with various deadly weapons and even when it took over a year to wake him up and it did [[MadeOfDiamond not seem to hurt him the slightest]].

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* HeavySleeper: In the intro to the first game, Laharl wakes up from a two-year nap, with Etna ''violently'' waking him up. [[spoiler:Said nap was due to poison by Etna, but considering that he initially meant for it to be a ''ten-day'' nap, he's still playing the trope straight.]] She had tried to wake him up by attacking him with various deadly weapons and weapons, even when it took over a year to wake him up up, and it did [[MadeOfDiamond not seem to hurt him the slightest]].



* HisStoryRepeatsItself: [[spoiler:Sacrifice seems to be very a common theme with Laharl. When he was inflicted with a deadly disease, his mother sacrificed her life to cure him, causing him to reject love altogether. At the end of the game, he watches Flonne sacrifice her life so that he and the rest will not suffer Lamington's punishment, causing him to lash out the Seraph. Then, after defeating the Seraph, Laharl attempts to sacrifice his life to bring Flonne back, though whether or not he does so depends on the ending (canonically, Flonne is revived thanks to Laharl sparing Lamington despite his anger).]]
** In ''Disgaea D2'', [[spoiler:Sicily attempts to offer her life to Xenolith for the safety of the other angels, but Laharl refuses to let her do it. Laharl even notes that she's acting just like their mother. Sadly, if the player gets one of the bad endings, Sicily sacrifices her life to stabilize the Netherworld despite Laharl pleading her not to.]]

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* HisStoryRepeatsItself: [[spoiler:Sacrifice seems to be very a common theme with Laharl. When he was inflicted with a deadly disease, his mother sacrificed her life to cure him, causing him to reject love altogether. At the end of the game, he watches Flonne sacrifice her life so that he and the rest will not suffer Lamington's punishment, causing him to lash out at the Seraph. Then, after defeating the Seraph, Laharl attempts to sacrifice his life to bring Flonne back, though whether or not he does so depends on the ending (canonically, Flonne is revived thanks to Laharl sparing Lamington despite his anger).]]
** In ''Disgaea D2'', [[spoiler:Sicily attempts to offer her life to Xenolith for the safety of the other angels, but Laharl refuses to let her do it. Laharl even notes that she's acting just like their mother. Sadly, if the player gets one of the bad endings, Sicily sacrifices her life to stabilize the Netherworld despite Laharl pleading to her not to.]]



* HowDareYouDieOnMe: [[spoiler:Laharl's reaction to Flonne's death in the ending. "You're going to abandon me, like my mother did? I didn't give you permission! Is this what you call love? If it is, then I'll never believe in love! Ever!".]]

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* HowDareYouDieOnMe: [[spoiler:Laharl's reaction to Flonne's death in the ending. "You're going to abandon me, like my mother did? I didn't give you permission! Is this what you call love? If it is, then I'll never believe in love! Ever!".]]Ever!"]]



* HundredPercentAdorationRating: One might not think this would apply to Laharl, but according to his description in ''VideoGame/ZettaiHeroProject'' he is loved by his subjects. [[spoiler:Averted in ''VideoGame/Disgaea2CursedMemories'', where almost all of his closest vassals have left him, including the servant Prinnies, during his feud with Etna.]]

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* HundredPercentAdorationRating: One might not think this would apply to Laharl, but according to his description in ''VideoGame/ZettaiHeroProject'' ''VideoGame/ZettaiHeroProject'', he is loved by his subjects. [[spoiler:Averted in ''VideoGame/Disgaea2CursedMemories'', where almost all of his closest vassals have left him, including the servant Prinnies, during his feud with Etna.]]



* InvincibleHero: In the anime, the only time he's ever presented being in any danger of losing is due to his WeaksauceWeakness to Fanservice and optimistic talk, which is in a scene played humorously. Every other fight, he's unstoppable.

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* InvincibleHero: In the anime, the only time he's ever presented being in any danger of losing is due to his WeaksauceWeakness to Fanservice {{Fanservice}} and optimistic talk, which is in a scene played humorously. Every other fight, he's unstoppable.



* ImprobableAge: Even thought he is mentally and physically 13 in demon years [[spoiler: he rules the Netherworld]], but he manage quite nicely all things considered.

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* ImprobableAge: Even thought though he is mentally and physically 13 in demon years [[spoiler: he years, [[spoiler:he rules the Netherworld]], but he manage manages quite nicely nicely, all things considered.



* InsufferableGenius: Laharl really is as powerful as he lets on, and when placed in a difficult situation he will beat his way out of it.
* {{Irony}}: Laharl has gynophobia tailored specifically to well endowed women, so what should he become when goes through his GenderBender?

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* InsufferableGenius: Laharl really is as powerful as he lets on, and when placed in a difficult situation situation, he will beat his way out of it.
* {{Irony}}: Laharl has gynophobia tailored specifically to well endowed well-endowed women, so what should he become when he goes through his GenderBender?



* JackOfAllStats: In his base game all of Laharl's weapon proficiencies are A-rank, save for a B-rank with Staves and C-rank with Guns. He also has 100% aptitude in all stats, letting him fit comfortably into any role. Sequels nudge him into being a sword-using physical attacker.
* JerkassFacade: Partly, many of his negative qualities originate from his wish to be a ''good'' demon, but the others are just a part how he is.

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* JackOfAllStats: In his base game game, all of Laharl's weapon proficiencies are A-rank, save for a B-rank with Staves and C-rank with Guns. He also has 100% aptitude in all stats, letting him fit comfortably into any role. Sequels nudge him into being a sword-using physical attacker.
* JerkassFacade: Partly, many of his negative qualities originate from his wish to be a ''good'' demon, but the others are just a part how of who he is.



* {{Keet}}: Normally not seen, but when he becomes the Overlord he immediately begins shouting excitedly "Overlord! Overlord! Overlord!" and as his first act practices his EvilLaugh for hours on end.
* [[KidHero Kid Anti-Hero]]: A physically and mentally 13 year old NobleDemon protagonist.

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* {{Keet}}: Normally not seen, but when he becomes the Overlord Overlord, he immediately begins shouting excitedly "Overlord! Overlord! Overlord!" and as his first act practices his EvilLaugh for hours on end.
* [[KidHero Kid Anti-Hero]]: A physically and mentally 13 year old 13-year-old NobleDemon protagonist.



* LonelyRichKid: His parents are dead, he is implied to have a vast fortune in money, he is implied to have no close friends other than Etna and Flonne, and [[spoiler:according to ''VideoGame/Disgaea2CursedMemories'' he has severe abandonment issues.]]

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* LonelyRichKid: His parents are dead, he is implied to have a vast fortune in money, he is implied to have no close friends other than Etna and Flonne, and [[spoiler:according to ''VideoGame/Disgaea2CursedMemories'' he has severe abandonment issues.]]issues]].



* TheMagnificent: In English Laharl calls himself "The great Laharl" and the like, instead of "ore-sama" like in Japanese.
* MeaningfulName: In addition to the volcano ThemeNaming Laharl's name means flow of ''mud'' from a volcano and the guy who fathered him is named after a real volcano (as a matter of fact, Laharl's name is the only demon part of the volcano ThemeNaming that is not named after a volcano). This makes sense because of how [[RoyalBrat Laharl]] is in comparison to his [[TheWisePrince father]].

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* TheMagnificent: In English English, Laharl calls himself "The great Laharl" and the like, instead of "ore-sama" like in Japanese.
* MeaningfulName: In addition to the volcano ThemeNaming ThemeNaming, Laharl's name means flow of ''mud'' from a volcano and the guy who fathered him is named after a real volcano (as a matter of fact, Laharl's name is the only demon part of the volcano ThemeNaming that is not named after a volcano). This makes sense because of how [[RoyalBrat Laharl]] is in comparison to his [[TheWisePrince father]].



* NighInvulnerability: His reaction to Gordon firing a raygun at maximum power in the novels? "It tickles." Etna also claimed that 5 shots from a rocket launcher, 4 missiles at point-blank distance and 3 X-ray beam cannons did absolutely nothing to him. However, he can still be injured by high-powered and magic-imbued weapons.
** In the games, Laharl is MadeOfDiamond, easily shaking of physical abuse from Flonne and Etna, even heavy abuse after a few hours nap, without a single scratch and talking like he did not even feel pain. [[spoiler: Also has been shown to be able to be in the vicinity of his own planet-busting attack as of ''VideoGame/Disgaea2CursedMemories''.]]
* NoSympathy: [[YouSeeImDying When Flonne tells she is dying from the loss of her pendant]] and asks Laharl for help, his response is he does not care and he would not mind using violence against her even in this weak state. Old? Maimed? Diseased? Does not matter! She provokes him to help her nevertheless.

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* NighInvulnerability: His reaction to Gordon firing a raygun at maximum power in the novels? "It tickles." Etna also claimed that 5 shots from a rocket launcher, 4 missiles at point-blank distance distance, and 3 X-ray beam cannons did absolutely nothing to him. However, he can still be injured by high-powered and magic-imbued weapons.
** In the games, Laharl is MadeOfDiamond, easily shaking of off physical abuse from Flonne and Etna, even heavy abuse after a few hours nap, without a single scratch and talking like he did not even feel pain. [[spoiler: Also [[spoiler:He also has been shown to be able to be in the vicinity of his own planet-busting attack as of ''VideoGame/Disgaea2CursedMemories''.]]
* NoSympathy: [[YouSeeImDying When Flonne tells him she is dying from the loss of her pendant]] and asks Laharl for help, his response is he does not care and he would not mind using violence against her even in this weak state. Old? Maimed? Diseased? Does not matter! She provokes him to help her nevertheless.



** Though being just reminded of his father makes him change his mind about killing Hoggmeiser and stealing all of his stuff, that is a lot positive influence wielded but the guy he supposedly hate. Also Krichevskoy does not appear to believe Laharl when he claims he hates him in the flashback, he seems to simply dismiss it for an act to appear demonic and that Laharl will or have to grow out of it one day.

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** Though being just reminded of his father makes him change his mind about killing Hoggmeiser and stealing all of his stuff, stuff; that is a lot of positive influence wielded but by the guy he supposedly hate. Also hates. Also, Krichevskoy does not appear to believe Laharl when he claims he hates him in the flashback, he seems to simply dismiss it for an act to appear demonic and that Laharl will or have to grow out of it one day.



* ParalyzingFearOfSexuality: Only hinted at, but he is completely thrown off by TheTalk, a girl just saying she is going to the bathroom and the slightest hint that Flonne or Etna thinks of him more than a friend. Combined with hints of HatesBeingTouched, the lifestyle of a CelibateHero and the fears of [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Sexy Women]], it's plausible.

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* ParalyzingFearOfSexuality: Only hinted at, but he is completely thrown off by TheTalk, a girl just saying she is going to the bathroom bathroom, and the slightest hint that Flonne or Etna thinks of him more than a friend. Combined with hints of HatesBeingTouched, the lifestyle of a CelibateHero CelibateHero, and the fears of [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Sexy Women]], it's plausible.



* PrettyLittleHeadshots: Laharl gets shot in the head by Etna at the start of Etna Mode, we never get see the wound, but the lack of severity of it is magnified by the fact that [[spoiler: Laharl simply sleeps it off]].

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* PrettyLittleHeadshots: Laharl gets shot in the head by Etna at the start of Etna Mode, Mode; we never get to see the wound, but the lack of severity of it is magnified by the fact that [[spoiler: Laharl [[spoiler:Laharl simply sleeps it off]].



* ScarfOfAsskicking: His scarf flares like flames and it changes like it has a mind of its own. But he clearly got control over it, as [[ExpressiveShirt it changes shape along with his mood]] and he has deliberately puffed it out to make him seem bigger. Most likely, AWizardDidIt.

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* ScarfOfAsskicking: His scarf flares like flames and it changes like it has a mind of its own. But he clearly got has control over it, as [[ExpressiveShirt it changes shape along with his mood]] and he has deliberately puffed it out to make him seem bigger. Most likely, AWizardDidIt.



* SingleTear: [[spoiler: For Flonne in the good ending.]]
* SkilledButNaive: Laharl puts all of his soul, mind and power behind being a good Overlord, but lacks the experience of a leader; he has little to no idea what a good leader is supposed to do, leading him to deem important tasks as beneath him.

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* SingleTear: [[spoiler: For [[spoiler:For Flonne in the good ending.]]
* SkilledButNaive: Laharl puts all of his soul, mind mind, and power behind being a good Overlord, but lacks the experience of a leader; he has little to no idea what a good leader is supposed to do, leading him to deem important tasks as beneath him.



* SociallyAwkwardHero: Laharl would much rather fight monsters than be honest about his feeling, and he often gets into disagreements and feuds with his vassals due to his defensiveness and pride.

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* SociallyAwkwardHero: Laharl would much rather fight monsters than be honest about his feeling, feelings, and he often gets into disagreements and feuds with his vassals due to his defensiveness and pride.



* StrongFamilyResemblance: Laharl looks like a recolored male version of his mother with antenna, demon ears and angry eyes.

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* StrongFamilyResemblance: Laharl looks like a recolored male version of his mother with antenna, demon ears ears, and angry eyes.



* SubordinateExcuse: It quite obvious that Laharl is fond of Etna; out of all the Demons in the Netherworld her approval of him means the most. Having her as a vassal suits him quite well, as it requires her to be around him, without him having to actually be a friend. Though Etna seems to thinks he just a spoiled brat who only thinks of himself.

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* SubordinateExcuse: It is quite obvious that Laharl is fond of Etna; out of all the Demons in the Netherworld Netherworld, her approval of him means the most. Having her as a vassal suits him quite well, as it requires her to be around him, without him having to actually be a friend. Though Etna seems to thinks he think he's just a spoiled brat who only thinks of himself.



* TakeAThirdOption: People who have experienced tragic events often look for someone to blame. With that in mind, one could think Laharl would have had about two options after his mother killed herself to save him. One; [[ItsAllMyFault blame himself for her death]]. Or Two; [[NeverMyFault blaming his mother for abandoning him]]. But he chose a third option; he blamed the very feeling that compelled her to do so, love, and repressed it. By doing so he avoided sorrow and tainting his perfect image of her.
* TakeMeInstead: [[spoiler:Laharl offering of his own life to god in exchange for Flonne's.]]

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* TakeAThirdOption: People who have experienced tragic events often look for someone to blame. With that in mind, one could think Laharl would have had about two options after his mother killed herself to save him. One; [[ItsAllMyFault blame himself for her death]]. Or Two; [[NeverMyFault blaming his mother for abandoning him]]. But he chose a third option; he blamed the very feeling that compelled her to do so, love, and repressed it. By doing so so, he avoided sorrow and tainting his perfect image of her.
* TakeMeInstead: [[spoiler:Laharl offering of his own life to god God in exchange for Flonne's.]]



* TheyCallMeMisterTibbs: "Call me "Your Highness". I am the [[spoiler: Overlord]] now".
* ThisIsUnforgivable: [[NighInvulnerability Burning Laharl is forgivable]]; messing with his hair is not! Also classifies as an IronicEcho, given that Mid-Boss, [[spoiler: aka. King Krichevskoy]], said it scenes before.

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* TheyCallMeMisterTibbs: "Call me "Your Highness". I am the [[spoiler: Overlord]] [[spoiler:Overlord]] now".
* ThisIsUnforgivable: [[NighInvulnerability Burning Laharl is forgivable]]; messing with his hair is not! Also classifies as an IronicEcho, given that Mid-Boss, [[spoiler: aka.[[spoiler:aka. King Krichevskoy]], said it scenes before.



* [[TrashOfTheTitans Trash Of The Overlords]]: In ''VisualNovel/DisgaeaInfinite'' Laharl's room is described to be incredibly messy. If the Prinnies clean the room, it won't take long before he messes it up again.
* TrueCompanions: Anyone who hurts his best friends Flonne and Etna are in for a lot of pain. He might not have the guts to say he loves them, but he has no qualms about telling what bad idea it is to mess with them, because he will not let you get away with it.
* {{Tsundere}}: Type A towards Flonne. May also be one towards Etna, especially in Disgaea 2, though he sometimes act more casual about it in other places. He's like this with Sicily as well. A prominent exampe being when Sicily wanted to go to a concert for Lanzarote. laharl outright refuses without even considering it. The moment Sicily sounds dejected, Laharl completely changes his mind without explanation, saying they're all going. When Sicily thanks him, he plays it off as good to know about the enemy, and kept playing angry with Sicily being happy.

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* [[TrashOfTheTitans Trash Of The Overlords]]: In ''VisualNovel/DisgaeaInfinite'' ''VisualNovel/DisgaeaInfinite'', Laharl's room is described to be incredibly messy. If the Prinnies clean the room, it won't take long before he messes it up again.
* TrueCompanions: Anyone who hurts his best friends Flonne and Etna are in for a lot of pain. He might not have the guts to say he loves them, but he has no qualms about telling what a bad idea it is to mess with them, because he will not let you get away with it.
* {{Tsundere}}: Type A towards Flonne. May also be one towards Etna, especially in Disgaea 2, though he sometimes act acts more casual about it in other places. He's like this with Sicily as well. A prominent exampe being when Sicily wanted to go to a concert for Lanzarote. laharl Laharl outright refuses without even considering it. The moment Sicily sounds dejected, Laharl completely changes his mind without explanation, saying they're all going. When Sicily thanks him, he plays it off as good to know about the enemy, and kept playing angry with Sicily being happy.



* TurnTheOtherCheek: Laharl is usualy quick to declare minor actions to be [[ThisIsUnforgivable unforgivable]], but when it turns out that Etna poisoned him in his sleep and used him as bait for her revenge against Maderas, he instantly forgives her after it is over, proclaims that he does not mind that traitorous and selfish aspect of her and that he needs a someone like her to be his right-hand demon.
* UnableToCry: He claims he is unable to feel sadness and has never cried before. While this could be an example of UnreliableExpositor, [[spoiler: when he finally sheds a single tear he is honestly surprised.]] This means he has not cried for at least as long as he can remember.
* UnscrupulousHero: While he portrays himself as a VillainProtagonist, he really falls more around this. He has no particularly heroic goals (aside from becoming the Overlord, he has no consistent objectives), and his evil is more at PokeThePoodle levels, but between Etna's prodding, Flonne's begging and the plot coming to his door, he ends up generally being a force for good in the end. Just don't tell him that.

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* TurnTheOtherCheek: Laharl is usualy quick to declare minor actions to be [[ThisIsUnforgivable unforgivable]], but when it turns out that Etna poisoned him in his sleep and used him as bait for her revenge against Maderas, he instantly forgives her after it is over, proclaims that he does not mind that traitorous and selfish aspect of her her, and that he needs a someone like her to be his right-hand demon.
* UnableToCry: He claims he is unable to feel sadness and has never cried before. While this could be an example of UnreliableExpositor, [[spoiler: when [[spoiler:when he finally sheds a single tear tear, he is honestly surprised.]] surprised]]. This means he has not cried for at least as long as he can remember.
* UnscrupulousHero: While he portrays himself as a VillainProtagonist, he really falls more around this. He has no particularly heroic goals (aside from becoming the Overlord, he has no consistent objectives), and his evil is more at PokeThePoodle levels, but between Etna's prodding, Flonne's begging begging, and the plot coming to his door, he ends up generally being a force for good in the end. Just don't tell him that.



* VillainSong: [[http://www.animelyrics.com/game/disgaea/laharlsanbika.htm Ode to Laharl,]] his theme song. Spoofed - the lyrics are full of deeds that would more easily describe [[PokeThePoodle Poking The Poodle]] instead of [[KickTheDog Kicking The Dog]].

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* VillainSong: [[http://www.animelyrics.com/game/disgaea/laharlsanbika.htm Ode to Laharl,]] his theme song. Spoofed - -- the lyrics are full of deeds that would more easily describe [[PokeThePoodle Poking The Poodle]] instead of [[KickTheDog Kicking The Dog]].



** [[spoiler:Laharl is said to be in only one who has canonically defeated Baal, and continues to try to defeat him for good in several cameos. Why he bothers is not clear, but what we do know is that Baal was the cause of his father's death. Interestingly enough, Baal will always show up as a BonusBoss whenever Laharl makes an appearance.]]
** [[spoiler:Laharl's version of the battle against Baal in ''VideoGame/MakaiKingdom'' makes it clear. The victory ending has Etna congratulating Laharl for finally avenging Krichevskoy while his last words in the defeat ending are essentially "I failed you, old man."]]

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** [[spoiler:Laharl is said to be in the only one who has canonically defeated Baal, and continues to try to defeat him for good in several cameos. Why he bothers is not clear, but what we do know is that Baal was the cause of his father's death. Interestingly enough, Baal will always show up as a BonusBoss whenever Laharl makes an appearance.]]
** [[spoiler:Laharl's version of the battle against Baal in ''VideoGame/MakaiKingdom'' makes it clear. The victory ending has Etna congratulating Laharl for finally avenging Krichevskoy Krichevskoy, while his last words in the defeat ending are essentially "I failed you, old man."]]



* AntiHero: Almost completely heartless in the beginning, though played for laughs. She mellows a little after she regains [[spoiler:her memories.]]

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* AntiHero: Almost completely heartless in the beginning, though played for laughs. She mellows a little after she regains [[spoiler:her memories.]]memories]].



** Krichevskoy is practically her father to her, so taking his name in vain is a very good way to piss her off as Garungun finds out when he tries to make a random Prinny the new Krichevskoy.

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** Krichevskoy is practically her father to her, so taking his name in vain is a very good way to piss her off off, as Garungun finds out when he tries to make a random Prinny the new Krichevskoy.



* ComedicSociopathy: Objectively, she engages is some really cruel acts. But somehow it only ever seems to be directed at {{Chew Toy}}s or characters who are MadeOfIron.
* ConflictingLoyalty: Etna has great loyalty to King Krichevskoy, so great in fact that it remained with her even when she lost her memory. But she also made a promise to him; to protect Laharl and make sure become a great Overlord, which may or may not be more than Etna can stand.

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* ComedicSociopathy: Objectively, she engages is in some really cruel acts. But somehow it only ever seems to be directed at {{Chew Toy}}s or characters who are MadeOfIron.
* ConflictingLoyalty: Etna has great loyalty to King Krichevskoy, so great in fact that it remained with her even when she lost her memory. But she also made a promise to him; to protect Laharl and make sure become he becomes a great Overlord, which may or may not be more than Etna can stand.



* [[EvenEvilHasStandards Even Etna Has Standards]]: [[spoiler: In ''Etna mode'', despite her usual treatment of Flonne, who she found annoying, she's disgusted when she finds how Vulcanus manipulated and almost killed her after gaining her trust.]]

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* [[EvenEvilHasStandards Even Etna Has Standards]]: [[spoiler: In [[spoiler:In ''Etna mode'', despite her usual treatment of Flonne, who she found annoying, she's disgusted when she finds how Vulcanus manipulated and almost killed her after gaining her trust.]]



* ExpressiveAccessory: The Prinny bags she has in ''Disgaea 2''. For example when Etna is angry the visible bag will look scared.

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* ExpressiveAccessory: The Prinny bags she has in ''Disgaea 2''. For example example, when Etna is angry angry, the visible bag will look scared.



* FistPump: Etna uses this pose when she is pissed of.

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* FistPump: Etna uses this pose when she is pissed of.off.



* HiddenHeartOfGold: Sure, she'll stab Laharl in the back ''some day'' (it's in her job description as a Demon after all), but that aside she's genuinely fond of him and Flonne, who are for all intents and purposes her best friends. Her friendship with Laharl, due to his own HiddenHeartOfGold status, however, often leads to them being VitriolicBestBuds anyways.
** Similarly, in ''Disgaea D2'', [[spoiler:despite brushing off Xenolith claim that she's his sister and generally acting like she doesn't care about him, she chews him out for accepting death when he is dragged into the earth.]]

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* HiddenHeartOfGold: Sure, she'll stab Laharl in the back ''some day'' (it's in her job description as a Demon Demon, after all), but that aside aside, she's genuinely fond of him and Flonne, who are for all intents and purposes her best friends. Her friendship with Laharl, due to his own HiddenHeartOfGold status, however, often leads to them being VitriolicBestBuds anyways.
** Similarly, in ''Disgaea D2'', [[spoiler:despite brushing off Xenolith Xenolith's claim that she's his sister and generally acting like she doesn't care about him, she chews him out for accepting death when he is dragged into the earth.]]earth]].



* HypocriticalHumor: Despite how incredibly competent Etna may be, her remarks on certain occasion can be outright conflict. For instace:
** Look for BondageIsBad then look how she actively shows off her collar as her signature motif.
** {{Stripperiffic}} and [[{{Narcissist}} essentially tells herself that she's a Beauty Queen]] yet couldn't [[HeroicSelfDeprecation get herself some attention in the next ten seconds of love and passion]] such as Raspberyl's delinquent advertising.

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* HypocriticalHumor: Despite how incredibly competent Etna may be, her remarks on certain occasion occasions can be outright conflict.conflicting. For instace:
** Look for BondageIsBad BondageIsBad, then look how she actively shows off her collar as her signature motif.
** {{Stripperiffic}} and [[{{Narcissist}} essentially tells herself that she's a Beauty Queen]] Queen]], yet couldn't [[HeroicSelfDeprecation get herself some attention in the next ten seconds of love and passion]] passion]]l such as Raspberyl's delinquent advertising.



* LovingAShadow: It's pretty clear that Etna adored Laharl's father, and that she appreciates the moments Laharl acts like him and tries to make Laharl even more like him. One could argue this is because King Krichevskoy was a very good Overlord, and that Etna want Laharl to be the same, but when Etna displays less-than-minimal care for the lives of her unknown/known fellow demons, [[ShipTease it makes her conversations with Laharl stand out.]]

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* LovingAShadow: It's pretty clear that Etna adored Laharl's father, and that she appreciates the moments Laharl acts like him and tries to make Laharl even more like him. One could argue this is because King Krichevskoy was a very good Overlord, and that Etna want wants Laharl to be the same, but when Etna displays less-than-minimal care for the lives of her unknown/known fellow demons, [[ShipTease it makes her conversations with Laharl stand out.]]



* MoralityChain: Without both Laharl and the memories of King Krichevskoy Etna would be an even more unpleasant person, as shown in Etna Mode. With them around, she's a mere HeroicComedicSociopath.

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* MoralityChain: Without both Laharl and the memories of King Krichevskoy Krichevskoy, Etna would be an even more unpleasant person, as shown in Etna Mode. With them around, she's a mere HeroicComedicSociopath.



* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Etna get this way when she remembers the promised she made to the King, that she would protect Laharl, in Etna Mode. A milder version happens throughout Etna's diary, when she remembers the promise and expresses guilt for just poisoning Laharl:

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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Etna get this way when she remembers the promised promise she made to the King, that she would protect Laharl, in Etna Mode. A milder version happens throughout Etna's diary, when she remembers the promise and expresses guilt for just poisoning Laharl:



* {{Narcissist}}: Not as strong and conceivable as Laharl and his father King Krichevskoy, but she is still very haughty and self-dignified especially towards the Prinnies.

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* {{Narcissist}}: Not as strong and conceivable as Laharl and his father King Krichevskoy, but she is still very haughty and self-dignified self-dignified, especially towards the Prinnies.



* PrecociousCrush: Flashbacks in Etna mode and entries in her diary reveal that she developed one as a child [[spoiler: when King Krichevskoy, the first person to show her kindness, took her in]].

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* PrecociousCrush: Flashbacks in Etna mode and entries in her diary reveal that she developed one as a child [[spoiler: when [[spoiler:when King Krichevskoy, the first person to show her kindness, took her in]].



* RagsToRoyalty: As a child she wore rags and in multiple ending she becomes the [[spoiler: Overlord]].

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* RagsToRoyalty: As a child child, she wore rags rags, and in multiple ending endings she becomes the [[spoiler: Overlord]].[[spoiler:Overlord]].



* SarcasticDevotee: She is the only one of the late king's vassals immediately willing to serve Laharl, and she's quite sarcastic to him, since he's a RoyalBrat. Even though [[spoiler: she uses him as bait to stop Maderas,]] she genuinely feels guilty about doing so, since [[spoiler: she promised the king, the only person to ever show her kindness, that she'd protect his son.]]

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* SarcasticDevotee: She is the only one of the late king's vassals immediately willing to serve Laharl, and she's quite sarcastic to him, since he's a RoyalBrat. Even though [[spoiler: she [[spoiler:she uses him as bait to stop Maderas,]] Maderas]], she genuinely feels guilty about doing so, since [[spoiler: she [[spoiler:she promised the king, the only person to ever show her kindness, that she'd protect his son.]]son]].



* ServileSnarker: She's Laharl's loyal vassal, buy endlessly mocks and insults him.
* SiblingYinYang: [[spoiler:To Xenolith. While he's [[TheStoic calm]] and [[NobleDemon noble]], Etna is [[BadBoss mean]] [[HeroicComedicSociopath spirited]] and [[FieryRedhead feisty]].]]

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* ServileSnarker: She's Laharl's loyal vassal, buy but endlessly mocks and insults him.
* SiblingYinYang: [[spoiler:To Xenolith. While he's [[TheStoic calm]] and [[NobleDemon noble]], Etna is [[BadBoss mean]] [[HeroicComedicSociopath mean]]-[[HeroicComedicSociopath spirited]] and [[FieryRedhead feisty]].]]



** In the "Etna Heroine" ending, she [[spoiler: kills Maderas, Flonne when she tries attempts to stop her, and later Laharl.]]
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Microtop, ZettaiRyouiki and a SlaveCollar.

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** In the "Etna Heroine" ending, she [[spoiler: kills [[spoiler:kills Maderas, Flonne when she tries attempts to stop her, and later Laharl.]]
Laharl]].
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Microtop, ZettaiRyouiki ZettaiRyouiki, and a SlaveCollar.



* TearsOfRemorse: [[spoiler: Etna cries at the end of Etna Mode.]]
* TokenEvilTeammate: In [[VideoGame/Disgaea2CursedMemories the sequel,]] since you're playing as heroes there. In other games she's often the Token Evil(er) Teammate.

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* TearsOfRemorse: [[spoiler: Etna [[spoiler:Etna cries at the end of Etna Mode.]]
* TokenEvilTeammate: In [[VideoGame/Disgaea2CursedMemories the sequel,]] since you're playing as heroes there. In other games games, she's often the Token Evil(er) Teammate.



** Towards Laharl's father, and maybe to Laharl as well. Unfortunately, it'd be a classic example of BelligerentSexualTension. [[spoiler: In ''Disgaea 2'' she even acts like a PsychoExGirlfriend after getting into a feud with Laharl.]]
** [[spoiler: At the end of ''D2'', she's acting this way about her brother.]]

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** Towards Laharl's father, and maybe to Laharl as well. Unfortunately, it'd be a classic example of BelligerentSexualTension. [[spoiler: In [[spoiler:In ''Disgaea 2'' 2'', she even acts like a PsychoExGirlfriend after getting into a feud with Laharl.]]
** [[spoiler: At [[spoiler:At the end of ''D2'', she's acting this way about her brother.]]



* WeaponOfChoice: Is almost always seen with her signature [[BladeOnAStick Elder Spear]]. There's nothing truly special about it and in it's various apperances it's just a generic slightly above mid-level spear, and was likely chosen from all the weapons in Disgaea 2 due to it's red color. Later games however make reference of her fondness for it by noteing it's favored by "a certain demon lord"

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* WeaponOfChoice: Is almost always seen with her signature [[BladeOnAStick Elder Spear]]. There's nothing truly special about it it, and in it's its various apperances appearances, it's just a generic slightly above mid-level spear, and was likely chosen from all the weapons in Disgaea 2 due to it's its red color. Later games however games, however, make reference of her fondness for it by noteing noting it's favored by "a certain demon lord"lord".



* WorfHadTheFlu: [[spoiler:The final levels of ''D2'' reveal she has massive power contained within her, on the level of an Overlord or even higher, but it was sealed by the Artifact of Absolute Death. In the good ending the Artifact is destroyed and she becomes able to control the power, which is likely the source for her Dead End Chaos attack and higher power levels in sequels.]]

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* WorfHadTheFlu: [[spoiler:The final levels of ''D2'' reveal she has massive power contained within her, on the level of an Overlord or even higher, but it was sealed by the Artifact of Absolute Death. In the good ending ending, the Artifact is destroyed destroyed, and she becomes able to control the power, which is likely the source for her Dead End Chaos attack and higher power levels in sequels.]]



"{{Love Freak}}" and self appointed [[GuardianAngel guardian angel]] of Laharl. Originally sent to the Netherworld to assassinate the late King Kricheveskoy, she decided to stick around in order to discover if demons were [[DarkIsNotEvil inherently evil]]. She is generally ditzy and absurdly idealistic, though with a few {{Berserk Button}}s that lead one to wonder just ''how'' good she really is. Flonne is also a huge anime and {{Toku}} {{Otaku}}, so much so that she actually ends up being the ''most'' GenreSavvy team member despite not being particularly smart.

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"{{Love Freak}}" and self appointed self-appointed [[GuardianAngel guardian angel]] of Laharl. Originally sent to the Netherworld to assassinate the late King Kricheveskoy, she decided to stick around in order to discover if demons were [[DarkIsNotEvil inherently evil]]. She is generally ditzy and absurdly idealistic, though with a few {{Berserk Button}}s that lead one to wonder just ''how'' good she really is. Flonne is also a huge anime and {{Toku}} {{Otaku}}, so much so that she actually ends up being the ''most'' GenreSavvy team member despite not being particularly smart.



** In ''D2'' [[spoiler: she is temporarily made an Archangel in order to find missing angels in the Netherworld.]]

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** In ''D2'' [[spoiler: she ''D2'', [[spoiler:she is temporarily made an Archangel in order to find missing angels in the Netherworld.]]Netherworld]].



* BadassAdorable: An Angel Trainee from Celestia that can fight alonside Laharl and Etna - she qualifies with flying colors.

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* BadassAdorable: An Angel Trainee from Celestia that can fight alonside Laharl and Etna - -- she qualifies with flying colors.



* BunnyEarsLawyer: She is a very [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} flaky]] [[{{Otaku}} otaku]], but she gives Seraph Lamington the results he wants. She continues to be one as an Archangel to the dismay of [[VideoGame/Disgaea4APromiseUnforgotten Artina]], who often wonders how the Seraph and the other Archangels accept her behavior.

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* BunnyEarsLawyer: She is a very [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} flaky]] [[{{Otaku}} otaku]], but she gives Seraph Lamington the results he wants. She continues to be one as an Archangel Archangel, to the dismay of [[VideoGame/Disgaea4APromiseUnforgotten Artina]], who often wonders how the Seraph and the other Archangels accept her behavior.



* TheChosenOne: [[spoiler: Chosen to unite the Netherworld and Celestia by [[PhysicalGod Seraph]] [[BigGood Lamington]].]]
* CleavageWindow: Though it goes mostly unnoticed thanks to the size of the window and her breasts.

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* TheChosenOne: [[spoiler: Chosen [[spoiler:Chosen to unite the Netherworld and Celestia by [[PhysicalGod Seraph]] [[BigGood Lamington]].]]
* CleavageWindow: Though it goes mostly unnoticed thanks to the size of the window and [[{{Pettanko}} her breasts.breasts]].



** In the novels, Flonne is very obviously in love with Laharl. She gets extremely jealous if Laharl gets close to another girl - whether Laharl likes said girl does not matter. A rather jarring difference from her game counterpart, who would do anything to [[LoveFreak spread love all across the universe]] and even volunteers to be Laharl and Etna's [[TheMatchmaker matchmaker]] in ''Disgaea 2''. She is still a love freak in the novels, but the universe won't get Laharl without a fight, it seems.

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** In the novels, Flonne is very obviously in love with Laharl. She gets extremely jealous if Laharl gets close to another girl - -- whether Laharl likes said girl does not matter. A rather jarring difference from her game counterpart, who would do anything to [[LoveFreak spread love all across the universe]] and even volunteers to be Laharl and Etna's [[TheMatchmaker matchmaker]] in ''Disgaea 2''. She is still a love freak in the novels, but the universe won't get Laharl without a fight, it seems.



* TheCuckoolanderWasRight: All of Flonne's beliefs are proven to right in the good ending.
*** In a more minor example, she apparently believes that ninjas are known for saying "Nin nin nin!". By Disgaea 4, they actually ''do''.
* CollectorOfTheStrange: Flonne collects stuff that an {{Otaku}} normally collects, such as {{Toku}} movies and series, but she also fancies bigger stuff like giant space ships (she claimed Gargantua), space cruisers (the [[VideoGame/TrinityUniverse Mk. III]]) and [[HumongousMecha giant robots]] ([[spoiler: the Great Flonzor X]]).

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* TheCuckoolanderWasRight: All of Flonne's beliefs are proven to be right in the good ending.
*** In a more minor example, she apparently believes that ninjas are known for saying "Nin nin nin!". By Disgaea 4, ''Disgaea 4'', they actually ''do''.
* CollectorOfTheStrange: Flonne collects stuff that an {{Otaku}} normally collects, such as {{Toku}} movies and series, but she also fancies bigger stuff like giant space ships (she claimed Gargantua), space cruisers (the [[VideoGame/TrinityUniverse Mk. III]]) and [[HumongousMecha giant robots]] ([[spoiler: the ([[spoiler:the Great Flonzor X]]).



* CuteLittleFangs: As a [[spoiler: fallen angel]].

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* CuteLittleFangs: As a [[spoiler: fallen [[spoiler:fallen angel]].



* DefaceOfTheMoon: [[spoiler: Pure Flonne's ultimate attack involves her using a laser to carve the word "Love" (overlapping a heart) onto the surface of the moon.]]
* DemotedToExtra: Downplayed in ''Disgaea D2''. She gets just as much screentime as Laharl and Etna do, but other than [[spoiler: using temporary archangel powers to find out where the missing angels are]] for a single chapter, doesn't make any major contributions to the story.
* TheDitz: Though in her defense, she is quite capable in battle, her "unconventional" methods tends to work, she's open-minded, understanding, a fairly fast learner and quick to admit her own mistakes when she is proven wrong.

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* DefaceOfTheMoon: [[spoiler: Pure [[spoiler:Pure Flonne's ultimate attack involves her using a laser to carve the word "Love" (overlapping a heart) onto the surface of the moon.]]
* DemotedToExtra: Downplayed in ''Disgaea D2''. She gets just as much screentime as Laharl and Etna do, but other than [[spoiler: using [[spoiler:using temporary archangel powers to find out where the missing angels are]] for a single chapter, doesn't make any major contributions to the story.
* TheDitz: Though in her defense, she is quite capable in battle, her "unconventional" methods tends to work, she's open-minded, understanding, a fairly fast learner learner, and quick to admit her own mistakes when she is proven wrong.



* DumbBlonde: Ironically, most of her methods of attack relies on intelligence and she will most likely be one of your best mage for most of the game. Also, outside of the original game, where all the plot characters have the same growth, she has a very high intelligence growth. Of course, she smarter than she appears anyways.
* EccentricMentor: To [[spoiler: Artina]].
* EdibleThemeNaming: She's named after [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flan Flan]]
* [[ElegantGothicLolita Elegant Sweet Lolita]]: Her angel trainee outfit is arguably this; lots of ribbons, corset with embroidery, blouse, collar, detached sleeves, bloomers, golden earrings and Mary Jane shoes.

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* DumbBlonde: Ironically, most of her methods of attack relies on intelligence and she will most likely be one of your best mage mages for most of the game. Also, outside of the original game, where all the plot characters have the same growth, she has a very high intelligence growth. Of course, she she's smarter than she appears anyways.
* EccentricMentor: To [[spoiler: Artina]].
[[spoiler:Artina]].
* EdibleThemeNaming: She's named after [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flan Flan]]
Flan]].
* [[ElegantGothicLolita Elegant Sweet Lolita]]: Her angel trainee outfit is arguably this; lots of ribbons, corset with embroidery, blouse, collar, detached sleeves, bloomers, golden earrings earrings, and Mary Jane shoes.



* [[FlyingBroomstick Flying Stick]]: In [[VideoGame/LaPucelle La Pucelle: Ragnarok]] she uses her wand to fly like if it was a FlyingBroomstick.

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* [[FlyingBroomstick Flying Stick]]: In [[VideoGame/LaPucelle La Pucelle: Ragnarok]] Ragnarok]], she uses her wand to fly like if it was a FlyingBroomstick.



* TheGlomp: In the Drama CD, Flonne practices to a recital, but when it's time no one shows up. She is driven to tears, but sings her heart out even without an audience. When she's done, someone starts to clap. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Turns out Laharl and Etna came after all.]] This touches her so greatly, that she starts to cry tears of joy and glomp Laharl as hard as she can.

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* TheGlomp: In the Drama CD, Flonne practices to a recital, but when it's time time, no one shows up. She is driven to tears, but sings her heart out even without an audience. When she's done, someone starts to clap. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Turns out Laharl and Etna came after all.]] This touches her so greatly, greatly that she starts to cry tears of joy and glomp glomps Laharl as hard as she can.



* GoThroughMe: In ''Etna The Heroine Ending'' Flonne tries to protect Maderes in this manner from Etna. It does not go well for her.
* GoodCostumeSwitch: From her [[spoiler: FallenAngel]] outfit to her angel trainee outfit in ''VisualNovel/DisgaeaInfinite'' and to her Archangel outfit in ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 4|APromiseUnforgotten}}''. Also [[spoiler: Pure Flonne]] in ''VideoGame/DisgaeaD2''.

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* GoThroughMe: In ''Etna The Heroine Ending'' Ending'', Flonne tries to protect Maderes Maderas from Etna in this manner from Etna.manner. It does not go well for her.
* GoodCostumeSwitch: From her [[spoiler: FallenAngel]] [[spoiler:FallenAngel]] outfit to her angel trainee outfit in ''VisualNovel/DisgaeaInfinite'' and to her Archangel outfit in ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 4|APromiseUnforgotten}}''. Also [[spoiler: Pure [[spoiler:Pure Flonne]] in ''VideoGame/DisgaeaD2''.



* HeartBeatDown: Her healing spell [[ThePowerOfLove Power of Love]] and attack skill Holy Arrows which is a volley of explosive arrows shaped like hearts when she is a [[spoiler: FallenAngel]].

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* HeartBeatDown: Her healing spell [[ThePowerOfLove Power of Love]] and attack skill Holy Arrows which is a volley of explosive arrows shaped like hearts when she is a [[spoiler: FallenAngel]].[[spoiler:FallenAngel]].



* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: In regards to Etna. Even though Etna plays tricks on her, she refuses to see Etna's more wicked characteristics. Though Flonne is not without reason because Etna does make sure to hide things from her, as Flonne is a MoralityPet to her and Flonne would get on her case if she found out about her deeds, like how much Etna really pays the Prinnies.

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* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: In regards to Etna. Even though Etna plays tricks on her, she refuses to see Etna's more wicked characteristics. Though Flonne is not without reason reason, because Etna does make sure to hide things from her, as Flonne is a MoralityPet to her and Flonne would get on her case if she found out about her deeds, like how much Etna really pays the Prinnies.



* {{Leitmotif}}: Tasty ☆ [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pj1PSjOOWJ0 Magic]] [[spoiler:as Pure Flonne in D2]]

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* {{Leitmotif}}: Tasty ☆ [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pj1PSjOOWJ0 Magic]] [[spoiler:as Pure Flonne in D2]]D2]].



* LoveTriangle: In the ''Disgaea 2'' Drama [=CD=], Flonne also declares that it has become a LoveTriangle between Laharl, Etna and Adell and the reason Etna does not want to come home with Laharl is that Etna and Adell are a couple. Etna runs along with it.

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* LoveTriangle: In the ''Disgaea 2'' Drama [=CD=], Flonne also declares that it has become a LoveTriangle between Laharl, Etna Etna, and Adell and the reason Etna does not want to come home with Laharl is that Etna and Adell are a couple. Etna runs along with it.



** And in ''D2'', [[spoiler: she becomes Pure Flonne, the Awakened Angel!]]
* MagikarpPower: Give her a staff and load her up with healing and elemental spells through the Mentor system, and she becomes perhaps more powerful and useful than Laharl. [[spoiler: But don't rely on her too much on the first playthrough, given that she gets removed from your party for the last story boss.]]

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** And in ''D2'', [[spoiler: she [[spoiler:she becomes Pure Flonne, the Awakened Angel!]]
* MagikarpPower: Give her a staff and load her up with healing and elemental spells through the Mentor system, and she becomes perhaps more powerful and useful than Laharl. [[spoiler: But [[spoiler:But don't rely on her too much on the first playthrough, given that she gets removed from your party for the last story boss.]]
6th Aug '17 9:00:30 AM AkoSiKuya23
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* NotSoAboveItAll: Just as Flonne's interactions with Laharl and Etna help bring out their HiddenDepths, their interactions with her shows that she too can be quite snappy and violent, often leading to a futile attempt to cover her flaws. While she's still the nicest of the trio, her time as Fallen Angel has allowed her to become a little more open in regards to her flaws.
15th Jul '17 5:56:53 PM Gamermaster
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* BigBrotherWorship: After losing to Laharl in Episode 2.

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* BigBrotherWorship: After losing to Laharl in Episode 2. One of her voice clips after performing an attack is "Did you see that, Big Brother?"
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* RunningGag: She makes proclamations about how badass she is, only to start doubting the validity of her boasts. Her episode in the anime runs with the gag so much that Etna and Flonne end the gag for her a couple of times.
28th May '17 10:53:01 PM infernape612
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* HopelessBossFight: The first fight with him in ''Disgaea 2'', he's level 1200, making him strongest enemy encountered during the main story.

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* HopelessBossFight: The first fight with him in ''Disgaea 2'', 2''; he's level 1200, making him the strongest enemy encountered during the main story.
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