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Unfortunately [[WrongGenreSavvy his plan fails]], and Mao discovers to his horror that getting rid of the "Hero" title is going to be a lot harder than it was to acquire.

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Unfortunately Unfortunately, [[WrongGenreSavvy his plan fails]], and Mao discovers to his horror that getting rid of the "Hero" title is going to be a lot harder than it was to acquire.



** The [[StudentCouncilPresident School Board President]] and her PTA army. The Diez Gentlemen may qualify as well, [[spoiler:the ones specifically working under Aurum at least.]]

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** The [[StudentCouncilPresident School Board President]] and her PTA army. The Diez Gentlemen may qualify as well, [[spoiler:the ones specifically working under Aurum at least.]] least]].



* AnAesop: Titles are meaningless. Calling yourself a Hero or a Super Hero in no way makes you heroic (and calling yourself an Evil Genius doesn't actually make you smart). Being good or evil isn't what you're ''called'', it's what you ''do.'' More than in the other Disgaea games, the characters are all way too hung up on "roles" that they must conform to (even if they make absolutely no sense, such as the school punishing those who attend its classes).
* AntiFrustrationFeatures: On the Vita Remake, if you unlock the additional episodes when your party's level, calculated off Mao's level, is too low, the additional episodes scale back the enemy levels so they are still a challenge, but can be achieved by careful levelling of your characters.

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* AnAesop: Titles are meaningless. Calling yourself a Hero or a Super Hero in no way makes you heroic (and calling yourself an Evil Genius doesn't actually make you smart). Being good or evil isn't what you're ''called'', it's what you ''do.'' More than in the other Disgaea ''Disgaea'' games, the characters are all way too hung up on "roles" that they must conform to (even if they make absolutely no sense, such as the school punishing those who attend its classes).
* AntiFrustrationFeatures: On the Vita Remake, if you unlock the additional episodes when your party's level, calculated off Mao's level, is too low, the additional episodes scale back the enemy levels so they are still a challenge, but can be achieved overcome by careful levelling of your characters.



** In previous games, if you get a game over, you go back to the Title Screen and lose all progress you made before your last save, which is more frustrating if you haven't saved in a while. The Vita Remake just has you get sent back to the Nurse's office in your base. Though, defeats that result in an AlternateEnding, and thus a forced NewGamePlus still has that ending happen. This feature has debuted in this game and has been used in every Disgaea game since.

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** In previous games, if you get a game over, you go back to the Title Screen and lose all progress you made before your last save, which is more frustrating if you haven't saved in a while. The Vita Remake just has you get sent back to the Nurse's office in your base. Though, defeats that result in an AlternateEnding, and thus a forced NewGamePlus NewGamePlus, still has that ending happen. This feature has debuted in this game and has been used in every Disgaea ''Disgaea'' game since.



* AutoRevive: [[VideoGame/PrinnyCanIReallyBeTheHero Hero Prinny]] Is able to revive at the Base Panel when he's killed, however it still lowers the number of units you can take out.
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: [[VideoGame/{{Disgaea 2 Cursed Memories}} Adell and Rozalin]] in their DLC -- both of them came to the Disgaea 3 game world to make money for a gift for the other, if you do the first character's DLC mission first then the second, the second's mission changes to have the first character come in and confirm this. Sorta.

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* AutoRevive: [[VideoGame/PrinnyCanIReallyBeTheHero Hero Prinny]] Is is able to revive at the Base Panel when he's killed, however killed; however, it still lowers the number of units you can take out.
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: [[VideoGame/{{Disgaea 2 Cursed Memories}} Adell and Rozalin]] in their DLC -- both of them came to the Disgaea 3 ''Disgaea 3'' game world to make money for a gift for the other, if you do the first character's DLC mission first then the second, the second's mission changes to have the first character come in and confirm this. Sorta.



** Mao. There is nothing quite as geeky yet menacing as a demon with a stack of books in one hand and a {{BFS}} in the other. He has a serious mad scientist thing going on, as well. In one scene he demands to know if Love is a disease, an acid, an alkaline, and... if it has a chemical formula. Later, after beating a rather strong boss, [[spoiler: instead of merely killing him, he kidnaps him and straps him down in his secret lair to do research on him!]]

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** Mao. There is nothing quite as geeky yet menacing as a demon with a stack of books in one hand and a {{BFS}} in the other. He has a serious mad scientist {{mad scientist}} thing going on, as well. In one scene scene, he demands to know if Love is a disease, an acid, an alkaline, and... if it has a chemical formula. Later, after beating a rather strong boss, [[spoiler: [[spoiler:specifically the FinalBoss, instead of merely killing him, he kidnaps him and straps him down in his secret lair to do research on him!]]



** Giving Sapphire an Axe is a pretty good idea, since she makes just as good a frontline fighter as Almaz. It's also rather fitting, seeing as how Princess Sapphire is an ''[[AxCrazy utter psychopath]]''. ([[HeroicComedicSociopath But in a good way]])

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** Giving Sapphire an Axe is a pretty good idea, since she makes just as good a frontline fighter as Almaz. It's also rather fitting, seeing as how Princess Sapphire is an ''[[AxCrazy utter psychopath]]''. ([[HeroicComedicSociopath But in a good way]])way.]])



* BatmanGambit: [[spoiler:Mao's father pulls one of these from beyond the grave to Counter ThePlan of Aurum. Uses the personalities of Almaz and Raspberyl as pawns and Champloo (one of his most trusted servants) as the manipulator that put it all together all in order for Mao to open his heart.]]

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* BatmanGambit: [[spoiler:Mao's father pulls one of these from beyond the grave to Counter counter ThePlan of Aurum. Uses Essentially, he uses the personalities of Almaz and Raspberyl as pawns and Champloo (one of his most trusted servants) as the manipulator that put it all together together, all in order for Mao to open his heart.]]



** Also to an extent Laharl and Flonne (though that may be more of a FanPreferredPairing), Adell and Rozalin, Captain Gordon and Jennifer (who also form a [[PowerTrio power trio]] with Thursday, and tons more with all the DLC characters

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** Also to an extent Laharl and Flonne (though that may be more of a FanPreferredPairing), Adell and Rozalin, Captain Gordon and Jennifer (who also form a [[PowerTrio power trio]] with Thursday, Thursday), and tons more with all the DLC characterscharacters.



* BewareTheNiceOnes: ''Sapphire''. Her idea to "open the heart" of someone involves a ''chainsaw'' -- or if they complain, a scalpel. Upon hearing that an enemy would be busy ''in class'', she suggested that it would be a great time to assassinate them.
* BigDamnHeroes: Raspberyl pulls this when Savvy Mao refuses to let Almaz and Sapphire turn Mao's heart back on. Turns out right parodic when the moment suddenly turns into a graduation ceremony for Raspberyl and friends with Savvy Mao ''waiting'' for the graduation to end before confronting them again.

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* BewareTheNiceOnes: ''Sapphire''.''[[AxCrazy Sapphire]]''. Her idea to "open the heart" of someone involves a ''chainsaw'' -- or if they complain, a scalpel. Upon hearing that an enemy would be busy ''in class'', she suggested that it would be a great time to assassinate them.
* BigDamnHeroes: Raspberyl pulls this when Savvy Mao refuses to let Almaz and Sapphire turn Mao's heart back on. Turns out right parodic when the moment suddenly turns into a graduation ceremony for Raspberyl and friends friends, with Savvy Mao ''waiting'' for the graduation to end before confronting them again.



* BonusLevelOfHell: The Land of Carnage makes a return, but with a vengeance. In the first two, you could take solace that at level 9999, enemies were {{cap}}ped. In this game, however, any enemy that would pass level 9999 gets a 1 percent stat increase for every 20 levels above said {{Cap}}, and thanks to how the Land of Carnage works (2000 percent level increase plus 200, and double stats), late-game enemies in the Item World will have ridiculously high stat numbers. [[spoiler: Baal]] in this one has a base level of 4000, doubling to 8000 in every subsequent fight afterwards, though he has reasonable stats. Fighting [[spoiler: Baal]] in the Land of Carnage after the first battle bumps his level to 9999, but thanks to all those extra levels being converted into stats (around 168k levels), his stats swell up considerably (in the area of about 40-50 million).

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* BonusLevelOfHell: The Land of Carnage makes a return, but with a vengeance. In the first two, you could take solace that at level 9999, enemies were {{cap}}ped. In this game, however, any enemy that would pass level 9999 gets a 1 percent stat increase for every 20 levels above said {{Cap}}, and thanks to how the Land of Carnage works (2000 percent level increase plus 200, and double stats), late-game enemies in the Item World will have ridiculously high stat numbers. [[spoiler: Baal]] [[spoiler:Baal]] in this one has a base level of 4000, doubling to 8000 in every subsequent fight afterwards, though he has reasonable stats. Fighting [[spoiler: Baal]] [[spoiler:Baal]] in the Land of Carnage after the first battle bumps his level to 9999, but thanks to all those extra levels being converted into stats (around 168k levels), his stats swell up considerably (in the area of about 40-50 million).



** All of the ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' games [[LampshadeHanging Lampshade]] on this. The player can bribe members of the dark assembly with items in their bag to rule in the player's favor making bill passing easier. Of course if that doesn't work the player can just force them through battle.

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** All of the ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' games [[LampshadeHanging Lampshade]] on this. The player can bribe members of the dark assembly Dark Assembly with items in their bag to rule in the player's favor favor, making bill passing easier. Of course course, if that doesn't work work, the player can just force them through battle.



* ChainSawGood: Sapphire in perhaps the most memorable joke of the third game.
* ChastityCouple: Almaz & Sapphire, [[spoiler: they get married but have not even held hands. They even spend their "honeymoon" in the Netherworld, helping Mao fight more demons]].

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* ChainSawGood: ChainsawGood: Sapphire in perhaps the most memorable joke of the third game.
* ChastityCouple: Almaz & Sapphire, [[spoiler: they Sapphire; [[spoiler:they get married but have not even held hands. They even spend their "honeymoon" in the Netherworld, helping Mao fight more demons]].



** In light of this, [[spoiler: The Almaz ending is just plain cruel]].

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** In light of this, [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:the Almaz ending is just plain cruel]].



** In a series where every Netherworld is a WorldOfHam, the Super Hero manga at the beginning of the game stands out as possibly the hammiest moment in the entire Disgaea series.
* ChildhoodFriends: Mao and Raspberyl

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** In a series where every Netherworld is a WorldOfHam, the Super Hero manga at the beginning of the game stands out as possibly the hammiest moment in the entire Disgaea ''Disgaea'' series.
* ChildhoodFriends: Mao and RaspberylRaspberyl.



** During the third chapter of Raspberyl Mode, [[spoiler: one of the angels comments on how Raspberyl's "invasion" of Celestia reminds her of Laharl's invasion in the first game.]] Later in the same chapter, [[spoiler: Flonne has a monologue about how the heart of an angel and the heart of a demon is no different which she often did in the first game. At the end of some of the episodes, Flonne would end by saying "And someday..." which she does do by the end of the third Raspberyl Mode chapter.]]
** In the same chapter, there is one stage which has a [[spoiler:Flora Beast called "Vulcanus", who's title is "Former Archangel", referencing how Vulcanus got turned into a flower in the end of the first game]].
** Unlike ''Disgaea 2'', ''Disgaea 3'' uses the OnTheNext Episode segments from the first game in between each episode with each of the main characters taking turns as the star of the segment. Then, once you beat the main game, you get one last OnTheNext Episode segment [[spoiler:starring Etna, who did almost all of the segments in the [[VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness first game]]]].

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** During the third chapter of Raspberyl Mode, [[spoiler: one [[spoiler:one of the angels comments on how Raspberyl's "invasion" of Celestia reminds her of Laharl's invasion in the first game.]] game]]. Later in the same chapter, [[spoiler: Flonne [[spoiler:Flonne has a monologue about how the heart of an angel and the heart of a demon is no different different, which she often did in the first game. At the end of some of the episodes, Flonne would end by saying "And someday..." ", which she does do by the end of the third Raspberyl Mode chapter.]]
** In the same chapter, there is one stage which has a [[spoiler:Flora Beast called "Vulcanus", who's whose title is "Former Archangel", referencing how Vulcanus got turned into a flower in the end of the first game]].
** Unlike ''Disgaea 2'', ''Disgaea 3'' uses the OnTheNext Episode segments from the first game in between each episode episode, with each of the main characters taking turns as the star of the segment. Then, once you beat the main game, you get one last OnTheNext Episode segment [[spoiler:starring Etna, who did almost all of the segments in the [[VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness first game]]]].



** Descends into parody of this and BigDamnHeroes when one is delivered [[spoiler: to Mao by Raspberyl, then Almaz and the rest of the group... followed by almost every single character that appeared in the game. At the same time. Regardless of importance or screentime.]]
* CrazyPrepared: Geoffrey in the third game, often lampshaded by the rest of the cast. Usually when this happens, [[{{Catchphrase}} he begins by saying]]:
--> Geoffrey: I thought this might happen so I...

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** Descends into a parody of this and BigDamnHeroes when one is delivered [[spoiler: to [[spoiler:to Mao by Raspberyl, then Almaz and the rest of the group... followed by almost every single character that appeared in the game. At the same time. Regardless of importance or screentime.]]
* CrazyPrepared: Geoffrey in the third game, often lampshaded by the rest of the cast. Usually Usually, when this happens, [[{{Catchphrase}} he begins by saying]]:
--> Geoffrey: I thought this might happen happen, so I...



** also implied in the flavor text for the Dreamer Axe: "Don't Underestimate a Dreamer":

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** also Also implied in the flavor text for the Dreamer Axe: "Don't Underestimate a Dreamer":Dreamer."



* DeadAllAlong: [[spoiler: Mao's father, the previous Overlord who Mao had revealed the weakness of to Aurum. A combination of that and avoiding killing Mao with an Area of Effect [[NukeEm nuke]] attack. His ghost barely hangs on until Mao can come to grips with the guilt of what he did; something he buried tightly in his memory; literally; with the Heart Vault.]]

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* DeadAllAlong: [[spoiler: Mao's [[spoiler:Mao's father, the previous Overlord who Mao had revealed the weakness of to Aurum. A combination of that and avoiding killing Mao with an Area of Effect [[NukeEm nuke]] attack. His ghost barely hangs on until Mao can come to grips with the guilt of what he did; something he buried tightly in his memory; literally; memory, literally, with the Heart Vault.]]



* DeathSeeker: [[spoiler:Aurum attempted to [[SuicideByCop end his own life by fighting the strongest Overlord]], Mao's father. Then when he ''won'', he decided to raise Mao to become even stronger still. Even at the end of the game, though, Mao chooses not to kill him and instead [[FateWorseThanDeath use him for experimentation.]]]]
* DevelopersForesight: Nippon Ichi are notorious for having multiple NonStandardGameOver conditions for losing to people you really should be able to defeat... Disgaea 3 has them for WINNING on a stage! [[spoiler: Basically, WINNING against Mao's father in the first chapter of the game. The script basically goes 'That Just Happened?!?' and everything falls apart.]]

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* DeathSeeker: [[spoiler:Aurum attempted to [[SuicideByCop end his own life by fighting the strongest Overlord]], Mao's father. Then when he ''won'', he decided to raise Mao to become even stronger still. Even at the end of the game, though, Mao chooses not to kill him and instead [[FateWorseThanDeath use uses him for experimentation.]]]]
* DevelopersForesight: Nippon Ichi are notorious for having multiple NonStandardGameOver conditions for losing to people you really should be able to defeat... Disgaea 3 ''Disgaea 3'' has them for WINNING on a stage! [[spoiler: Basically, [[spoiler:Basically, WINNING against Mao's father in the first chapter of the game. The script basically goes 'That Just Happened?!?' and everything falls apart.]]



* EvenEvilHasStandards: [[spoiler: Super Hero Aurum]] gets a massive tongue lashing from the entire party in the last chapter. Karma eventually bites him HARD. Also in the same game, Raspberyl chews out Mao when he plans to destroy the human world saying that's not something an honor student does, but something scum does. This is a reoccurring theme between the 3 games, along with WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove and NobleDemon.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: [[spoiler: Super [[spoiler:Super Hero Aurum]] gets a massive tongue lashing tongue-lashing from the entire party in the last chapter. Karma eventually bites him HARD. Also in the same game, Raspberyl chews out Mao when he plans to destroy the human world world, saying that's not something an honor student does, but something scum does. This is a reoccurring theme between the 3 games, along with WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove and NobleDemon.



* {{Expy}}: Geoffrey looks alot like The Schoolmaster from ''Film/TheWall'', shares a few similarities even what with having a very strict agenda of constantly keeping the protagonist in unaltered shape.

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* {{Expy}}: Geoffrey looks alot like The Schoolmaster from ''Film/TheWall'', and shares a few similarities even similarities, even, what with having a very strict agenda of constantly keeping the protagonist in unaltered shape.



* FieldOfBlades: The 'Infinite Graves' sword-special. Probably a direct reference to the [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Unlimited Blade Works]].

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* FieldOfBlades: The 'Infinite Graves' sword-special. Probably a direct reference to the [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight ''[[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Unlimited Blade Works]].Works]]''.



*** After the first fight with his father he says "Can't you rest in peace?!" [[spoiler:Turns out no, he literally can't]].

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*** After the first fight with his father father, he says "Can't you rest in peace?!" [[spoiler:Turns out no, he literally can't]].can't.]]



* GenreSavvy: '''Everyone''', with the exception of [[spoiler: Aurum]] who doesn't realise [[spoiler: [[WrongGenreSavvy he's the bad guy]] until he goes OneWingedAngel]].
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: a very small example at the start of the game that some players may miss -- if one tries to use the Classroom before it's made available, Plenair will say that "The classroom is closed for now, due to adult situations."

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* GenreSavvy: '''Everyone''', with the exception of [[spoiler: Aurum]] [[spoiler:Aurum]], who doesn't realise [[spoiler: [[WrongGenreSavvy [[spoiler:[[WrongGenreSavvy he's the bad guy]] until he goes OneWingedAngel]].
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: a A very small example at the start of the game that some players may miss -- if one tries to use the Classroom before it's made available, Plenair will say that "The classroom is closed for now, due to adult situations."



** They're even in not one, but ''two'' joke levels, [[spoiler:where by simply tossing an exploding barrel at a nearby Prinny, you'll cause an explosive chain reaction that wipes them out (Along with every other enemy) in the first, and severely weakens them in the second.]].

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** They're even in not one, but ''two'' joke levels, [[spoiler:where by simply tossing an exploding barrel at a nearby Prinny, you'll cause an explosive chain reaction that wipes them out (Along (along with every other enemy) in the first, and severely weakens them in the second.]].second]].



* IncomingHam: Mr. Champloo announces his presence by making a bold speech about the passion of cooking--and for bonus points, he is literally inside a hunk of meat while doing so.

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* IncomingHam: Mr. Champloo announces his presence by making a bold speech about the passion of cooking--and cooking -- and for bonus points, he is literally inside a hunk of meat while doing so.



** So to recap everything we hear about Evil Academy, it's purpose is to teach students to be proper demons, but they're discouraged from ever attending classes, and in fact teachers will try to stop you from attending classes to so they don't have to work, because they get paid regardless, and nobody ever graduates, except Raspberryl, Kyoko and Asuka because the teachers were sick of them. Really, the "school" is nothing more a money pit where teachers are paid to do nothing.

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** So to recap everything we hear about Evil Academy, it's its purpose is to teach students to be proper demons, but they're discouraged from ever attending classes, and in fact teachers will try to stop you from attending classes to so they don't have to work, because they get paid regardless, and nobody ever graduates, except Raspberryl, Kyoko Kyoko, and Asuka because the teachers were sick of them. Really, the "school" is nothing more than a money pit where teachers are paid to do nothing.



* IntangibleTheft: In the post-game, a mysterious thief steals Salvatore's "womanliness", a "space and letter A" from Master Big Star (turning him into Master Bigster), Prism Red's friends, Laharl's height and his screen time in the new game, Axel's stardom, Marona's "pure heart", and a game in which Asagi (a Running Gag N1 character) is the main character. When Salvatore shows up in DLC for ''VideoGame/Disgaea5AllianceOfVengeance'', her character description claims her "womanliness" is still missing. [[spoiler:The mysterious thief is Overlord Baal in his incarnation as an insanely overpowered yet cutesey mushroom. He says he doesn't remember ''all'' of the things listed, meaning some might be just insurance fraud.]]

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* IntangibleTheft: In the post-game, a mysterious thief steals Salvatore's "womanliness", a "space and letter A" from Master Big Star Star's name (turning him into Master Bigster), Prism Red's friends, Laharl's height and his screen time in the new game, Axel's stardom, Marona's "pure heart", and a game in which Asagi (a Running Gag RunningGag N1 character) is the main character. When Salvatore shows up in DLC for ''VideoGame/Disgaea5AllianceOfVengeance'', her character description claims her "womanliness" is still missing. [[spoiler:The mysterious thief is Overlord Baal in his incarnation as an insanely overpowered yet cutesey mushroom. He says he doesn't remember ''all'' of the things listed, meaning some might be just insurance fraud.]]



* JustOneMoreLevel: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in the PSN trophy "Consult your physician" (seen [[http://www.ps3trophies.org/game/disgaea-3/trophies/ here]])

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* JustOneMoreLevel: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in the PSN trophy "Consult your physician" (seen [[http://www.ps3trophies.org/game/disgaea-3/trophies/ here]])here]]).



* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: Character ''classes'' that is. Disgaea 3 has more than any other game in the franchise, if only because there are now male and female versions of almost everything. ''Disgaea 4'' actually had to tone it down afterwards. However, the Vita re-release of ''Disgaea 3'' gave all character classes unique spells and skills, even between genders, so there is now actually a good reason to use all the different versions.

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* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: Character ''classes'' ''classes'', that is. Disgaea 3 ''Disgaea 3'' has more than any other game in the franchise, if only because there are now male and female versions of almost everything. ''Disgaea 4'' actually had to tone it down afterwards. However, the Vita re-release of ''Disgaea 3'' gave all character classes unique spells and skills, even between genders, so there is now actually a good reason to use all the different versions.



** Present during the story, as Mao thinks that to beat the Overlord he must become a Hero and thus works to change his class to said title, and goes UpToEleven during the post-story, with characters trying to become the main cast so they have more screentime and other exclusive features.
** Goes UpToEleven during the event in which Captain Gordon, the Defender of Earth is recruited. Simply put, Mao is suspicious of Gordon being the real deal and checks Gordon's status screen with his proof being that Gordon is wielding a weapon specified only for monster-types. Then to further prove his point, he dares Gordon to magichange which Gordon accepts, only to plop on the ground as a lightsaber.

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** Present during the story, as Mao thinks that to beat the Overlord Overlord, he must become a Hero and thus works to change his class to said title, and goes UpToEleven during the post-story, with characters trying to become the main cast so they have more screentime and other exclusive features.
** Goes UpToEleven during the event in which Captain '''Captain Gordon, the Defender of Earth Earth''' is recruited. Simply put, Mao is suspicious of Gordon being the real deal and checks Gordon's status screen screen, with his proof being that Gordon is wielding a weapon specified only for monster-types. Then to further prove his point, he dares Gordon to magichange magichange, which Gordon accepts, only to plop on the ground as a lightsaber.



* MoralityPet: Raspberyl to Mao. [[spoiler: Becomes a MoralityChain when she dies in the worst ending. Him losing it is the understatement of the century.]]

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* MoralityPet: Raspberyl to Mao. [[spoiler: Becomes [[spoiler:Becomes a MoralityChain when she dies in the worst ending. Him losing it is the understatement of the century.]]



** YMMV on which style of opening works best, but NIS seems to have returned to the original formula as of Disgaea 4.

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** YMMV on which style of opening works best, but NIS seems to have returned to the original formula as of Disgaea 4.''Disgaea 4''.



** Champloo doesn't seem to bother with even the rudimentary evil most Disgaea demons display. Unless there's something sinister about being a HotBlooded LargeHam ''chef'', he might qualify as the nicest guy in the whole game, humans included.

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** Champloo doesn't seem to bother with even the rudimentary evil most Disgaea ''Disgaea'' demons display. Unless there's something sinister about being a HotBlooded LargeHam ''chef'', he might qualify as the nicest guy in the whole game, humans included.



* NonStandardCharacterDesign: Several of the DLC characters, such as Gig and Revya, owing to the fact that they come from games with wildly different art styles ''Disgaea'', ''VideoGame/PhantomBrave'', or ''VideoGame/MakaiKingdom''
* NonStandardGameOver: Plenty as usual. Notably, it even allows for Mao to actually win [[spoiler: against his father]], something which completely ruins the entire plot!

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* NonStandardCharacterDesign: Several of the DLC characters, such as Gig and Revya, owing to the fact that they come from games with wildly different art styles compared to ''Disgaea'', ''VideoGame/PhantomBrave'', or ''VideoGame/MakaiKingdom''
* NonStandardGameOver: Plenty as usual. Notably, it even allows for Mao to actually win [[spoiler: against [[spoiler:against his father]], something which completely ruins the entire plot!



* OneWingedAngel: Played straight with [[spoiler: Super Hero Aurum]], who had absorbed so many dark overlords and gods that his own class was "Dark God" during the fight. It's played with, though, when he decides to go to another area after you defeat him so he can [[NoFourthWall let you save]].

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* OneWingedAngel: Played straight with [[spoiler: Super [[spoiler:Super Hero Aurum]], who had absorbed so many dark overlords and gods that his own class was "Dark God" during the fight. It's played with, though, when he decides to go to another area after you defeat him so he can [[NoFourthWall let you save]].



--> Mao: Damn you for using such a convenient game mechanic!
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: Raspberyl and Mao, though technically the whole point between their rivalry is not necessarily defeat each other, but to better each other as both a Delinquent and an Honor Student respectively. Their rivalry is explored more heavily in Raspberyl Mode.

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--> Mao: '''Mao:''' Damn you for using such a convenient game mechanic!
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: Raspberyl and Mao, though technically the whole point between their rivalry is not necessarily to defeat each other, but to better each other as both a Delinquent and an Honor Student Student, respectively. Their rivalry is explored more heavily in Raspberyl Mode.



* OurGiantsAreBigger: Mao's Dad. His ''hand'' is one of the stages. He's possibly the biggest character in the Disgaea series.
* PersonalitySwap: After Mao steals Almaz's "Hero" title, their personalities switch about, a bit of a subversion though, since they act very much themselves.

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* OurGiantsAreBigger: Mao's Dad. His ''hand'' is one of the stages. He's possibly the biggest character in the Disgaea series.
''Disgaea'' series. One has to wonder how his son wound up normal-sized... or how he... [[{{Squick}} um...]] maybe there's a ''reason'' we don't know who Mao's mom is...
* PersonalitySwap: After Mao steals Almaz's "Hero" title, their personalities switch about, about; it's a bit of a subversion subversion, though, since they act very much themselves.



* RealMenWearPink: ... Or, more accurately, real men teach Home Ec. And they do without a license or benefits!

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* RealMenWearPink: ... Or, more accurately, real men teach Home Ec. And they do without a license or benefits!



** In a more serious note, this is ''why'' Sapphire is crazy. As a child she witnessed a constant stream of heroes going out and getting themselves killed in her name. She swore that this would never again happen; no matter what she had to become.

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** In a more serious note, this is ''why'' Sapphire is crazy. As a child child, she witnessed a constant stream of heroes going out and getting themselves killed in her name. She swore that this would never again happen; happen, no matter what she had to become.



* SuperpoweredEvilSide: [[spoiler: Mao]] would have gotten one, but...
* SweetAndSourGrapes: In Chapter 3, Mao chooses [[spoiler:to abandon the competition to become Freshman Leader in order to rescue Beryl. This decision impresses his peers enough that they make him leader anyway. ''However'', this was done with the idea of, basically, "The Student Council must be defeated! Then I will truly be evil!"... which is mainly why he became Freshman Leader anyway.]].

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* SuperpoweredEvilSide: [[spoiler: Mao]] [[spoiler:Mao]] would have gotten one, but...
* SweetAndSourGrapes: In Chapter 3, Mao chooses [[spoiler:to abandon the competition to become Freshman Leader in order to rescue Beryl. This decision impresses his peers enough that they make him leader anyway. ''However'', this was done with the idea of, basically, "The Student Council must be defeated! Then I will truly be evil!"... which is mainly why he became Freshman Leader anyway.]].anyway]].



** Almaz, Almandine, Beryl, Sapphire and Rhodonite are gems or minerals.

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** Almaz, Almandine, Beryl, Sapphire Sapphire, and Rhodonite are gems or minerals.



* TryNotToDie: Sapphire is horrified when Almaz tells her that he would die for her if necessary (particularly since she's seen far too many would-be-heroes charge to their deaths for her sake), and instead makes him promise that he'll stay alive for her instead. [[spoiler:This doesn't stop him from TakingTheBullet for her]].

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* TryNotToDie: Sapphire is horrified when Almaz tells her that he would die for her if necessary (particularly since she's seen far too many would-be-heroes charge to their deaths for her sake), and instead makes him promise that he'll stay alive for her instead. [[spoiler:This doesn't stop him from TakingTheBullet for her]].her.]]



** If you fight Adell after defeating Rozalin in the DLC, Raspberyl gets overly excited Rozalin's use of the ''Tsundere Skill'' (Rozalin hiding the fact that she's getting Adell a present).

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** If you fight Adell after defeating Rozalin in the DLC, Raspberyl gets overly excited over Rozalin's use of the ''Tsundere Skill'' (Rozalin hiding the fact that she's getting Adell a present).



* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlFriend: Sapphire. Already AxeCrazy as is, many of her murderous impulses are derived from this trope.

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* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlFriend: ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: Sapphire. Already AxeCrazy as is, many of her murderous impulses are derived from this trope.



* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: Parodied. [[spoiler: Mao, once he defeats the hero fanboy Almaz and steals his power, starts slowly acting like a hero himself. Likewise, Almaz starts slowly acting ''less'' like a hero, and more like a demon.]]
* WorldOfHam: It is a Disgaea game, after all. What did you expect?

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* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: Parodied. [[spoiler: Mao, [[spoiler:Mao, once he defeats the hero fanboy Almaz and steals his power, starts slowly acting like a hero himself. Likewise, Almaz starts slowly acting ''less'' like a hero, and more like a demon.]]
* WorldOfHam: It is a Disgaea ''Disgaea'' game, after all. What did you expect?



** When Almaz points out the necessity of level grinding, Mao retorts that most games ''also'' have an instant max level cheat ("What was it? [[KonamiCode Up, up, down, down...]]"). He is annoyed that Disgaea is apparently not one of these games.
* XanatosGambit: [[spoiler: Geoffrey, aka Super Hero Aurum, grooming Mao to be the perfect overlord so he would have a new opponent to beat, or at least [[DeathSeeker go down remembered as a hero]]. [[WhatTheHellHero It doesn't work]].]] The reason being that someone decided to TakeAThirdOption to counter it. [[spoiler:Champloo instructing Almaz on the heart of a hero so he can help Mao open his. It flies in the face of Aurum's gambit, too, effectively nuking two hundred years worth of work, though Aurum has no idea until it's too late that this was all engineered against him.]].

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** When Almaz points out the necessity of level grinding, Mao retorts that most games ''also'' have an instant max level cheat ("What was it? [[KonamiCode Up, up, down, down...]]"). He is annoyed that Disgaea ''Disgaea'' is apparently not one of these games.
* XanatosGambit: [[spoiler: Geoffrey, [[spoiler:Geoffrey, aka Super Hero Aurum, grooming Mao to be the perfect overlord so he would have a new opponent to beat, or at least [[DeathSeeker go down remembered as a hero]]. [[WhatTheHellHero It doesn't work]].]] The reason being that someone decided to TakeAThirdOption to counter it. [[spoiler:Champloo instructing Almaz on the heart of a hero so he can help Mao open his. It flies in the face of Aurum's gambit, too, effectively nuking two hundred years worth of work, though Aurum has no idea until it's too late that this was all engineered against him.]].]]
3rd Aug '17 2:31:59 PM WaterBlap
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* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: Nippon Ichi are notorious for having multiple NonStandardGameOver conditions for losing to people you really should be able to defeat... Disgaea 3 has them for WINNING on a stage! [[spoiler: Basically, WINNING against Mao's father in the first chapter of the game. The script basically goes 'That Just Happened?!?' and everything falls apart.]]

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* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: DevelopersForesight: Nippon Ichi are notorious for having multiple NonStandardGameOver conditions for losing to people you really should be able to defeat... Disgaea 3 has them for WINNING on a stage! [[spoiler: Basically, WINNING against Mao's father in the first chapter of the game. The script basically goes 'That Just Happened?!?' and everything falls apart.]]
20th Jul '17 6:48:09 PM Novaheart
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* AutoRevive: [[VideoGame/PrinnyCanIReallyBeTheHero Hero Prinny]] Is able to revive at the Base Panel when he's killed, however it still lowers the number of units you can take out.
19th Jul '17 7:41:23 PM Gouken20xx
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* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: Nippon Ichi are notorious for having multiple NonStandardGameOver conditions for losing to people you really should be able to defeat... Disgaea 3 has them for WINNING on a stage! [[spoiler: Basically, WINNING against Mao's father in the first chapter of the game. The script basically goes 'That Just Happened?!?' and everything falls apart.]]


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* NonStandardGameOver: Plenty as usual. Notably, it even allows for Mao to actually win [[spoiler: against his father]], something which completely ruins the entire plot!
26th Jan '17 4:03:56 PM Xtifr
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* {{Expy}}: Geoffrey looks alot like The Schoolmaster from TheWall, shares a few similarities even what with having a very strict agenda of constantly keeping the protagonist in unaltered shape.

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* {{Expy}}: Geoffrey looks alot like The Schoolmaster from TheWall, ''Film/TheWall'', shares a few similarities even what with having a very strict agenda of constantly keeping the protagonist in unaltered shape.
3rd Jan '17 10:27:47 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* {{Badass}}: Specifically lampshaded by Raspberyl, who, as a high school demon, has some really interesting ideas as to what being a badass is (hint: it involves volunteering, being responsible and polite, caring for the environment and small animals, etc etc...)
19th Jul '16 4:11:11 PM anoni
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** In previous games, if you get a game over, you go back to the Title Screen and lose all progress you made before your last save, which is more frustrating if you haven't saved in a while. The Vita Remake just has you get sent back to the Nurse's office in your base. Though, defeats that result in an AlternateEnding, and thus a forced NewGame+ still has that ending happen. This feature has debuted in this game and has been used in every Disgaea game since.

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** In previous games, if you get a game over, you go back to the Title Screen and lose all progress you made before your last save, which is more frustrating if you haven't saved in a while. The Vita Remake just has you get sent back to the Nurse's office in your base. Though, defeats that result in an AlternateEnding, and thus a forced NewGame+ NewGamePlus still has that ending happen. This feature has debuted in this game and has been used in every Disgaea game since.
19th Jul '16 4:10:45 PM anoni
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** In previous games, if you get a game over, you go back to the Title Screen and lose all progress you made before your last save, which is more frustrating if you haven't saved in a while. The Vita Remake just has you get sent back to the Nurse's office in your base. This feature has debuted in this game and has been used in every Disgaea game since.

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** In previous games, if you get a game over, you go back to the Title Screen and lose all progress you made before your last save, which is more frustrating if you haven't saved in a while. The Vita Remake just has you get sent back to the Nurse's office in your base. Though, defeats that result in an AlternateEnding, and thus a forced NewGame+ still has that ending happen. This feature has debuted in this game and has been used in every Disgaea game since.
19th Jul '16 4:04:41 PM anoni
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** In previous games, if you get a game over, you go back to the Title Screen and lose all progress you made before your last save, which is more frustrating if you haven't saved in a while. The Vita Remake just has you get sent back to the Nurse's office in your base. This feature has debuted in this game and has been used in every Disgaea game since.
11th May '16 8:28:34 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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''Franchise/{{Disgaea}} 3: Absence of Justice'' is the third game in the TurnBasedStrategy series ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' by Creator/NipponIchi. It was released in 2008 for the {{PlayStation 3}}.

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''Franchise/{{Disgaea}} 3: Absence of Justice'' is the third game in the TurnBasedStrategy series ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' by Creator/NipponIchi. It was released in 2008 for the {{PlayStation UsefulNotes/{{PlayStation 3}}.



Got an UpdatedRerelease called ''Makai Senki Disgaea 3 Return''/''Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention'' on the PlaystationVita.

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Got an UpdatedRerelease called ''Makai Senki Disgaea 3 Return''/''Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention'' on the PlaystationVita.UsefulNotes/PlaystationVita.



* BlandNameProduct: Mao's ''[[PlaystationPortable Slaystation Portable]]'' in English. In Japanese, it's [[PlaystationPortable Death-OmegaStation Portable]].

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* BlandNameProduct: Mao's ''[[PlaystationPortable ''[[UsefulNotes/PlaystationPortable Slaystation Portable]]'' in English. In Japanese, it's [[PlaystationPortable [[UsefulNotes/PlaystationPortable Death-OmegaStation Portable]].
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