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''Franchise/{{Disgaea}} 4'': ''A Promise Unforgotten'' is the fourth game in the TurnBasedStrategy series ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' by Creator/NipponIchi. The game revolves around Valvatorez--a vampire who forbade himself from drinking human blood after he made a [[ThePromise promise]] 400 years ago--and his campaign of reformation against the corrupt government of the Netherworld.

With Valvatorez is Fenrich, his loyal demon wolf servant; and Fuka Kazamatsuri, a deceased middle-school student who was sent to the Netherworld and should have been turned into a Prinny (because of budget cutbacks just had a Prinny hat slapped on her instead); [[VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness Vulca]][[NamesTheSame nus]], the [[OnlyInItForTheMoney Angel of Avarice]]; Emizel, the son of the Netherworld President; and Desco, a [[CuteMonsterGirl monster girl]] whose ambition is to become the FinalBoss.

Opposing the party is the Corrupterment led by Emizel's father the Netherworld President Hugo, the enigmatic human Nemo, and [[VideoGame/Disgaea2CursedMemories Axel]], who returns as the warden of Hades and Valvatorez' boss constantly causing mischief and chaos.

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''Franchise/{{Disgaea}} 4'': ''A Promise Unforgotten'' is the fourth game in the TurnBasedStrategy series ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' by Creator/NipponIchi. The game revolves around Valvatorez--a Valvatorez -- a vampire who forbade himself from drinking human blood after he made a [[ThePromise promise]] 400 years ago--and ago -- and his campaign of reformation against the corrupt government of the Netherworld.

With Valvatorez is Fenrich, his loyal demon wolf servant; and Fuka Kazamatsuri, a deceased middle-school student who was sent to the Netherworld and should have been turned into a Prinny (because of budget cutbacks cutbacks, she just had a Prinny hat slapped on her instead); [[VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness Vulca]][[NamesTheSame nus]], the [[OnlyInItForTheMoney Angel of Avarice]]; Emizel, the son of the Netherworld President; and Desco, a [[CuteMonsterGirl monster girl]] whose ambition is to become the FinalBoss.

Opposing the party is the Corrupterment Corrupterment, led by Emizel's father the Netherworld President Hugo, the enigmatic human Nemo, and [[VideoGame/Disgaea2CursedMemories Axel]], who returns as the warden of Hades and Valvatorez' boss constantly causing mischief and chaos.



* AliensAreBastards: A group of 20 billion planets all consider humans to be such pests they want to kill us all. The fact this will destroy the netherworld and Celestia doesn't bother them, they actually seem to consider them being wiped out killing two birds with one stone.
* AmbiguousSituation: Valvatorez expresses a lot of doubt over whether or not [[spoiler:it was actually God who intervened at the end to try to get Fear the Great to go off properly.]] However, he doesn't have any guesses for who else it could have been or who else would have access [[spoiler:to a divine defense system.]]

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* AliensAreBastards: A group of 20 billion planets all consider humans to be such pests they want to kill us all. The fact this will destroy the netherworld and Celestia doesn't bother them, them; they actually seem to consider them being wiped out killing two birds with one stone.
* AmbiguousSituation: Valvatorez expresses a lot of doubt over whether or not [[spoiler:it was actually God who intervened at the end to try to get Fear the Great to go off properly.]] properly]]. However, he doesn't have any guesses for who else it could have been or who else would have access [[spoiler:to a divine defense system.]]system]].



* AntiFrustrationFeature: In the previous installments, if you tried to capture an enemy you weren't able to create yet, your entire Base Panel along with anyone inside, would be killed for the duration of the battle. (Or in the case of Item World, till you returned to the hub or miraculously found a Mystery Room Hospital) In D4's Item World, if you tried the same thing and proceeded to the next stage anyway, everyone in your Base Panel is miraculously revived as if you never made the attempt at all.

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* AntiFrustrationFeature: In the previous installments, if you tried to capture an enemy you weren't able to create yet, your entire Base Panel Panel, along with anyone inside, would be killed for the duration of the battle. (Or in the case of Item World, till you returned to the hub or miraculously found a Mystery Room Hospital) Hospital.) In D4's Item World, if you tried the same thing and proceeded to the next stage anyway, everyone in your Base Panel is miraculously revived as if you never made the attempt at all.



* ArtifactAlias: Averted with Vulcanus AKA [[spoiler: Artina]]. When her real name is revealed, everyone stops calling her Vulcanus and goes with her real name instead.

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* ArtifactAlias: Averted with Vulcanus AKA [[spoiler: Artina]].[[spoiler:Artina]]. When her real name is revealed, everyone stops calling her Vulcanus and goes with her real name instead.



* BatmanCanBreatheInSpace: {{Lampshaded}}. When Valvatorez and his crew arrives on the moon, Fuka notices she can breathe normally. Fenrich remarks that demons don't need oxygen and the reason on why she can do it is because she is dead. Which raises a relevant point when you meet [[spoiler: Judge Nemo]] there. Though it also raises the question as to why she was holding her breath in the first place and how she could have run out.
* TheBattleDidntCount: Invoked by the chief of the Information Bureau, who argues that [[InsaneTrollLogic the Information Bureau's refusal to acknowledge her defeat as a fact means that it actually didn't happen.]] Valvatorez decides that she's right - so he'll just have to kick her ass over and over again. After quick reconsideration, the chief decides that The Battle Actually Did Count.

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* BatmanCanBreatheInSpace: {{Lampshaded}}. When Valvatorez and his crew arrives on the moon, Fuka notices she can breathe normally. Fenrich remarks that demons don't need oxygen and the reason on why she can do it is because she is dead. Which raises a relevant point when you meet [[spoiler: Judge [[spoiler:Judge Nemo]] there. Though it also raises the question as to why she was holding her breath in the first place and how she could have run out.
* TheBattleDidntCount: Invoked by the chief of the Information Bureau, who argues that [[InsaneTrollLogic the Information Bureau's refusal to acknowledge her defeat as a fact means that it actually didn't happen.]] Valvatorez decides that she's right - -- so he'll just have to [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown kick her ass over and over again. again]]. After [[OhCrap quick reconsideration, reconsideration]], the chief decides that The Battle Actually Did Count.



* BodyHorror: The characters treat the A-Virus as this in Chapter VI as they gradually [[spoiler:turn into Axel.]] PlayedForLaughs.

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* BodyHorror: The characters treat the A-Virus as this in Chapter VI as they gradually [[spoiler:turn into Axel.]] Axel]]. PlayedForLaughs.



* BonusBoss: In the postgame, you can fight and recruit Axel, [[spoiler: Flonne, [[VideoGame/Disgaea3AbsenceOfJustice Raspberyl]], [[VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness Etna, Laharl]], Asagi and [[VideoGame/MakaiKingdom Zetta]]. Prinny Kurtis]] can be fought and recruited as well, if you encounter him enough times in the Item World then pass a bill in the Senate. Pringer X and its other versions also serve as bonus bosses, except they can't be recruited. Finally, there's a bunch of DLC characters you can fight and recruit.

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* BonusBoss: In the postgame, you can fight and recruit Axel, [[spoiler: Flonne, [[spoiler:Flonne, [[VideoGame/Disgaea3AbsenceOfJustice Raspberyl]], [[VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness Etna, Laharl]], Asagi Asagi, and [[VideoGame/MakaiKingdom Zetta]]. Prinny Kurtis]] can be fought and recruited as well, if you encounter him enough times in the Item World then pass a bill in the Senate. Pringer X and its other versions also serve as bonus bosses, except they can't be recruited. Finally, there's a bunch of DLC characters you can fight and recruit.



** [[spoiler: Artina]] says 'he's was born under a hopeless star'.

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** [[spoiler: Artina]] [[spoiler:Artina]] says 'he's was born under a hopeless star'.



* CallBack: Both Fallen Angel and Archangel Flonne have an attack that summons a dragon.[[note]]A Dragon Zombie for Fallen Angel Flonne and a normal Dragon for Archangel Flonne[[/note]] While she never had this as an attack in the previous games, she once summoned a dragon to aid her in her boss battle in ''VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness''. She even uses the same incantation -- [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal Durian Dragon Dranyago]].
** In the Fuka & Desco show, if you talk to Laharl in the Cam-Pain HQ, he will sometimes bring up Prinny reincarnation only to immediately wave it off. Anyone who played the first game will know why.

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* CallBack: Both Fallen Angel and Archangel Flonne have an attack that summons a dragon.[[note]]A Dragon Zombie for Fallen Angel Flonne and a normal Dragon for Archangel Flonne[[/note]] Flonne.[[/note]] While she never had this as an attack in the previous games, she once summoned a dragon to aid her in her boss battle in ''VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness''. She even uses the same incantation -- [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal Durian Dragon Dranyago]].
** In the Fuka & Desco show, if you talk to Laharl in the Cam-Pain HQ, he will sometimes bring up Prinny reincarnation reincarnation, only to immediately wave it off. Anyone who played the first game will know why.



* TheCameo: Before being released as DLC, Pink from ''[[VideoGame/Disgaea2CursedMemories Dark Hero Days]]'' Axel Mode makes a few brief silent appearances throughout the game and appears as an enemy in some battles with Axel. During Axel's Love Dynamite S[[spoiler:, during the normal ending credits, and during the Axel ending credits though infected by the A Virus]]. If Axel is in a cutscene, Pink will be hiding somewhere. She also makes occasional random appearances in Item World Innocent Towns.

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* TheCameo: Before being released as DLC, Pink from ''[[VideoGame/Disgaea2CursedMemories Dark Hero Days]]'' Axel Mode makes a few brief silent appearances throughout the game and appears as an enemy in some battles with Axel. During Axel's Love Dynamite S[[spoiler:, during the normal ending credits, and during the Axel ending credits though (though infected by the A Virus]].Virus)]]. If Axel is in a cutscene, Pink will be hiding somewhere. She also makes occasional random appearances in Item World Innocent Towns.



** [[spoiler: Nemo]] endured it and it became his StartOfDarkness.
** It's also a gameplay feature on the protagonists' side: instead of recruiting enemies via DefeatMeansFriendship, they are locked up in a torture dungeon (with the things you can do to them anywhere between PokeThePoodle and all the way up to implied rape), and once they become "friendly" enough you have the option of adding them to the party.

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** [[spoiler: Nemo]] [[spoiler:Nemo]] endured it and it became his StartOfDarkness.
** It's also a gameplay feature on the protagonists' side: instead of recruiting enemies via DefeatMeansFriendship, they are locked up in a torture dungeon (with the things you can do to them anywhere between PokeThePoodle and all the way up to implied rape), and once they become "friendly" enough enough, you have the option of adding them to the party.



* ComicTrio: Fuka (the leader), Desco (the fool) and Vulcanus/[[spoiler:Artina]] (the OnlySaneMan) have this arrangement in the Fuka & Desco Show.

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* ComicTrio: Fuka (the leader), Desco (the fool) fool), and Vulcanus/[[spoiler:Artina]] (the OnlySaneMan) have this arrangement in the Fuka & Desco Show.



* CrapsackWorld: Things have ''really'' gone downhill in the ''Disgaea'' universe since the last game. Hades is overflowing with sinful human souls, the Netherworld hierarchy is incompetent, bloated and ineffectual, Celestia is near-bankrupt [[GodsNeedPrayerBadly because human Faith is in decline]], the Netherworld itself [[spoiler:is on the verge of collapse from a critical lack of Fear Energy from the Human World]], the Human World has been consumed by pollution and vice, and in the end [[spoiler:{{God}} Himself gets tired of all this shit and decides to forsake creation itself]].

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* CrapsackWorld: Things have ''really'' gone downhill in the ''Disgaea'' universe since the last game. Hades is overflowing with sinful human souls, the Netherworld hierarchy is incompetent, bloated bloated, and ineffectual, Celestia is near-bankrupt [[GodsNeedPrayerBadly because human Faith is in decline]], the Netherworld itself [[spoiler:is on the verge of collapse from a critical lack of Fear Energy from the Human World]], the Human World has been consumed by pollution and vice, and in the end [[spoiler:{{God}} Himself gets tired of all this shit and decides to forsake creation itself]].



* DarkerAndEdgier: Oddly enough this game manages to be DarkerAndEdgier in the narrative without actually dampening the tone much. See CrapsackWorld above. There's just a LOT more at stake in this game compared to previous Disgaea games, whose plots were more personal in nature. But at the same time, the same quirky characters and bizarre humour is ever-present, perhaps to an even greater degree than before to off-set this.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: Oddly enough enough, this game manages to be DarkerAndEdgier in the narrative without actually dampening the tone much. See CrapsackWorld above. There's just a LOT more at stake in this game compared to previous Disgaea ''Disgaea'' games, whose plots were more personal in nature. But at the same time, the same quirky characters and bizarre humour is ever-present, perhaps to an even greater degree than before to off-set this.



* DeadAllAlong: [[spoiler:Judge Nemo]]'s been dead since the beginning of the game. That's the reason on why he can travel freely between the Netherworld and the Human World.

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* DeadAllAlong: [[spoiler:Judge Nemo]]'s been dead since the beginning of the game. That's the reason on why he can travel freely between the Netherworld and the Human World.



* DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu: Valvatorez effectively gives [[spoiler:''God himself'']] the middle finger at the end of the game. [[spoiler:In the God Ending, however, he manages to piss off God a little ''too'' well, and God declares total war against him, which he starts by annihilating both Earth and the Netherworld.]]
** The Vita port adds a new scene [[spoiler:in which Val is transported to another dimension to speak with God, who wanted to see the one who defeated Fear the Great and warns him not to defy him. Val, however, tells him to stop acting high and mighty and meddle with everyone again, otherwise, he will come back and give God a beating. So, Val essentially ''and'' directly gives God the middle finger!]]
** DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: [[spoiler:Val gives one to God that sends him back to the Hades Party, promising to give him more should God ever mess with the world again.]]

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* DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu: Valvatorez effectively gives [[spoiler:''God himself'']] Himself'']] the middle finger at the end of the game. [[spoiler:In the God Ending, however, he manages to piss off God a little ''too'' well, and God declares total war against him, which he He starts by annihilating both Earth and the Netherworld.]]
** The Vita port adds a new scene [[spoiler:in which Val is transported to another dimension to speak with God, who wanted to see the one who defeated Fear the Great and warns him not to defy him. Him. Val, however, tells him Him to stop acting high and mighty and warns Him not to meddle with everyone again, again; otherwise, he will come back and give God a beating. So, Val essentially ''and'' directly gives God the middle finger!]]
** DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: [[spoiler:Val gives one to God that sends him back to the Hades Party, promising to give him Him more should God ever mess with the world again.]]



** Then you go to the X Dimension of Episode 7. Ouch. [[spoiler:To make matters worse, you need to capture one of Reapers to obtain a part needed for the Land of Carnage.]]

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** Then you go to the X Dimension of Episode 7. Ouch. [[spoiler:To make matters worse, you need to capture one of the Reapers to obtain a part needed for the Land of Carnage.]]



* DiscOneNuke: Emizel, see {{Gamebreaker}} on the YMMV page for details.

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* DiscOneNuke: Emizel, Emizel -- see {{Gamebreaker}} on the YMMV page for details.



* DivineIntervention: [[spoiler:God gets fed up with Earth enough to decide that RocksFallEveryoneDies and activate Fear the Great. In the God Ending, once Valvatorez manages to stop that, God sends an aspect of himself to deal with the party personally.]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Aspect of God:''' God has concluded that you cannot be stopped merely with Fear the Great alone. Thus, he has dispatched me to confront you.]]

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* DivineIntervention: [[spoiler:God gets fed up with Earth enough to decide that RocksFallEveryoneDies and activate Fear the Great. In the God Ending, once Valvatorez manages to stop that, God sends an aspect of himself Himself to deal with the party personally.]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Aspect of God:''' God has concluded that you cannot be stopped merely with Fear the Great alone. Thus, he He has dispatched me to confront you.]]



** Downloadable Characters: For the North American release, Fallen Angel Flonne can be obtained by preordering from either NISA store or Gamestop. Aside from her, you have [[VideoGame/Disgaea2CursedMemories Adell, Rozalin]], HD Asagi (Free in the U.S. and Europe), [[VideoGame/LaPucelle Overlord Priere]], [[VideoGame/Disgaea3AbsenceOfJustice Mao, Kyoko, Asuka]], [[VideoGame/Disgaea2CursedMemories Pink, Main Hero B]], Pleinair, Prism Red, [[VideoGame/SoulNomadAndTheWorldEaters Gig]], [[VideoGame/MakaiKingdom Pram, Petta]], [[Franchise/{{Neptunia}} Nisa]], [[VideoGame/PhantomBrave Marona, Ash]], [[spoiler:Hugo, Des X, Nemo]], [[VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness King]] [[UnexpectedCharacter Krichevskoy]],[[note]]Though visually, it's Mid Boss with Krichevskoy's antenna hair, a BadassCape, and a fabulous new outfit[[/note]] and [[VideoGame/ZettaiHeroProject Pirohiko]]. Some of these characters also come with classes from the previous games like the Deathsabers, the Celestial Hosts, and the Kunoichi. Finally, two new classes -- a [[CombatMedic Medic class]] (Designed by [[LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana Noizi Ito]]) and a Necromancer class (Designed by [[LightNovel/KinosJourney Kohaku Kuroboshi]]) -- have been added.

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** Downloadable Characters: For the North American release, Fallen Angel Flonne can be obtained by preordering from either NISA store or Gamestop. Aside from her, you have [[VideoGame/Disgaea2CursedMemories Adell, Rozalin]], HD Asagi (Free in the U.S. and Europe), [[VideoGame/LaPucelle Overlord Priere]], [[VideoGame/Disgaea3AbsenceOfJustice Mao, Kyoko, Asuka]], [[VideoGame/Disgaea2CursedMemories Pink, Main Hero B]], Pleinair, Prism Red, [[VideoGame/SoulNomadAndTheWorldEaters Gig]], [[VideoGame/MakaiKingdom Pram, Petta]], [[Franchise/{{Neptunia}} Nisa]], [[VideoGame/PhantomBrave Marona, Ash]], [[spoiler:Hugo, Des X, Nemo]], [[VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness King]] [[UnexpectedCharacter Krichevskoy]],[[note]]Though visually, it's Mid Boss with Krichevskoy's antenna hair, a BadassCape, and a fabulous new outfit[[/note]] and [[VideoGame/ZettaiHeroProject Pirohiko]]. Some of these characters also come with classes from the previous games like the Deathsabers, the Celestial Hosts, and the Kunoichi. Finally, two new classes -- a [[CombatMedic Medic class]] (Designed (designed by [[LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana Noizi Ito]]) and a Necromancer class (Designed (designed by [[LightNovel/KinosJourney Kohaku Kuroboshi]]) -- have been added.



** And finally a downloadable BonusBoss battle against [[spoiler:[[DemotedToExtra Baal]]]]

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** And finally finally, a downloadable BonusBoss battle against [[spoiler:[[DemotedToExtra Baal]]]]Baal]]]].



* DownerEnding: If you finish the second-to-last level (Boiling Point) as Val solo with him at Lvl.500, [[spoiler: the game ends with God, enraged by the party's actions, destroys both Earth and the Netherworld and subjects the party to a FateWorseThanDeath.]]
* DramaticIrony: It's hard not to laugh at Tyrant Valvatorez' disgust of sardines in the Time Loop episodes. If only he knew...

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* DownerEnding: If you finish the second-to-last level (Boiling Point) as Val solo with him at Lvl.500, [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the game ends with God, enraged by the party's actions, destroys destroying both Earth and the Netherworld and subjects subjecting the party to a FateWorseThanDeath.]]
* DramaticIrony: It's hard not to laugh at Tyrant Valvatorez' disgust of at sardines in the Time Loop episodes. If only he knew...



** Unfortunately, [[NoExportForYou The Playstation Portable remake never got released in English...]] making the cameo by Petta [[MarthDebutedInSmashBros Her first appearance in the west.]]

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** Unfortunately, [[NoExportForYou The Playstation Portable remake never got released in English...]] making the cameo by Petta [[MarthDebutedInSmashBros Her her first appearance in the west.]]



* EldritchAbomination: Desco, or at least the tentacled creature on her back. Her final attack (Which causes said creature to take on a gigantic, even more monstrous form) is even called Yog Sothoth.

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* EldritchAbomination: Desco, or at least the tentacled creature on her back. Her final attack (Which (which causes said creature to take on a gigantic, even more monstrous form) is even called Yog Sothoth.



* ExactWords: [[spoiler: In Artina's ending, she tells Valvatorez that he has fulfilled his promise to bring her to despair - by making her despair over his safety.]]

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* ExactWords: [[spoiler: In [[spoiler:In Artina's ending, she tells Valvatorez that he has fulfilled his promise to bring her to despair - -- by making her despair over his safety.]]



* FailedASpotCheck: In the Time Leap episode, it takes a while for Fuka and Desco to realize that they aren't dealing with the Valvatorez they know, his much bigger power ultimately providing the biggest clue. While present-day Valvatorez and Tyrant Valvatorez do look alike, they're the same person after all, it's hard to believe that they couldn't immediately see the difference between the short and slim {{Cloudcuckoolander}} they know and the large and intimidating presence before them that is known as Tyrant Valvatorez.
* FailureToSaveMurder: [[spoiler:To Judge Nemo, Valvatorez is just as responsible for Artina's death as the people who killed her both because he failed to live up to his promise to protect her and because he didn't punish her killers.]]

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* FailedASpotCheck: In the Time Leap episode, it takes a while for Fuka and Desco to realize that they aren't dealing with the Valvatorez they know, his much bigger power ultimately providing the biggest clue. While present-day Valvatorez and Tyrant Valvatorez do look alike, alike -- they're the same person person, after all, all -- it's hard to believe that they couldn't immediately see the difference between the short and slim {{Cloudcuckoolander}} they know and the large and intimidating presence before them that is known as Tyrant Valvatorez.
* FailureToSaveMurder: [[spoiler:To Judge Nemo, Valvatorez is just as responsible for Artina's death as the people who killed her her, both because he failed to live up to his promise to protect her and because he didn't punish her killers.]]



** Main Hero B, who is packaged with the Celestial Host class DLC, is male, despite being a recolor of the female Generic class he comes with. (He also strangely as a female voice in the English audio)
* {{Flanderisation}}: Axel suffers from this greatly. In ''VideoGame/Disgaea2CursedMemories'' he was an idiotic dork but the game makes it clear that his raging ego and showmanship is part of his act as the "Dark Hero" and at heart he's a decent guy who cares about his family and doesn't like to commit ''real'' evil. In ''Disgaea 4'', his egotism and idiocy are ramped up to dangerous levels, to the point where he threatens the entire Netherworld and doesn't realise it. To be fair, Axel does state that he was playing the part of the Warden the entire time (and there is evidence to prove that) and [[spoiler: he acted like that to save Pink who needed help when they jumped Netherworlds together.]]
** The treatment of Prinnies in general. In ''VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness'', although it is made clear that Prinnies are treated worse in the Netherworld than in Celestia, Etna's comical levels of abuse (low pay, physical abuse, using Prinnies as impromptu chairs) are still treated as a exceptionally bad example and RunningGag. In ''Disgaea 4'', Etna's behaviour comes off as downright ''nice'' in comparison to the new norm, where the minimum wage is one sardine for a twenty-three hour work day.
* ForegoneConclusion: [[spoiler:In Vita port's Time Leap episodes, Fuka and Desco discuss this when they learn they've been transported to the war 400 years ago in which Tyrant Valvatorez and Sister Artina met, knowing that Artina will eventually die.]]
* {{Foreshadowing}}: In one of the bad endings. [[spoiler: Lose to Vulcanus, and at the very end, you can see Flonne and a not-so-shadowed Great Flongor X.]]
* ForeverWar: Parodied in one of the bad endings: [[spoiler:after everyone in the Netherworld is transformed into Axel by the A-Virus, all of the Axels wage war against each other over who is the best looking. Since Axel [[SmallNameBigEgo refuses to believe anyone's better than him]], this means all the Axels keep fighting the Battle of Axfools indefinitely.]]

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** Main Hero B, who is packaged with the Celestial Host class DLC, is male, despite being a recolor of the female Generic class he comes with. (He also strangely as has a female voice in the English audio)
audio.)
* {{Flanderisation}}: Axel suffers from this greatly. In ''VideoGame/Disgaea2CursedMemories'' ''VideoGame/Disgaea2CursedMemories'', he was an idiotic dork dork, but the game makes it clear that his raging ego and showmanship is part of his act as the "Dark Hero" and at heart he's a decent guy who cares about his family and doesn't like to commit ''real'' evil. In ''Disgaea 4'', his egotism and idiocy are ramped up to dangerous levels, to the point where he threatens the entire Netherworld and doesn't realise it. To be fair, Axel does state that he was playing the part of the Warden the entire time (and there is evidence to prove that) and [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he acted like that to save Pink Pink, who needed help when they jumped Netherworlds together.]]
together]].
** The treatment of Prinnies in general. In ''VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness'', although it is made clear that Prinnies are treated worse in the Netherworld than in Celestia, Etna's comical levels of abuse (low pay, physical abuse, using Prinnies as impromptu chairs) are still treated as a an exceptionally bad example and RunningGag. In ''Disgaea 4'', Etna's behaviour comes off as downright ''nice'' in comparison to the new norm, where the minimum wage is one sardine for a twenty-three hour twenty-three-hour work day.
* ForegoneConclusion: [[spoiler:In the Vita port's Time Leap episodes, Fuka and Desco discuss this when they learn they've been transported to the war 400 years ago in which Tyrant Valvatorez and Sister Artina met, knowing that Artina will eventually die.]]
* {{Foreshadowing}}: In one of the bad endings. [[spoiler: Lose [[spoiler:Lose to Vulcanus, and at the very end, you can see Flonne and a not-so-shadowed Great Flongor Flonzor X.]]
* ForeverWar: Parodied in one of the bad endings: [[spoiler:after everyone in the Netherworld is transformed into Axel by the A-Virus, all of the Axels wage war against each other over who is the best looking.best-looking. Since Axel [[SmallNameBigEgo refuses to believe anyone's better than him]], this means all the Axels keep fighting the Battle of Axfools indefinitely.]]



* GameplayAndStorySegregation
** It doesn't really matter how strong your party is or how much money you have, the game always works as though Valvatorez is just stomping on through the story without trouble most of the time. Characters like Emizel are considered a joke even though he might be able to oneshot anyone in your party depending on difficulty and the amount of money Artina is after is actually quite low if you've actually used the cheat shop to turn up the difficulty level. In postgame, it can get even more questionable with the party claiming they have limited funds or that postgame fights like Zetta have him as the strongest and needing to be matched by your full party even if you're far, far tougher.

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* GameplayAndStorySegregation
GameplayAndStorySegregation:
** It doesn't really matter how strong your party is or how much money you have, the game always works as though Valvatorez is just stomping on through the story without trouble most of the time. Characters like Emizel are considered a joke even though he might be able to oneshot anyone in your party depending on difficulty difficulty, and the amount of money Artina is after is actually quite low if you've actually used the cheat shop to turn up the difficulty level. In postgame, it can get even more questionable with the party claiming they have limited funds or that postgame fights like Zetta have him as the strongest and needing to be matched by your full party even if you're far, far tougher.



* GlobalCurrencyException : The Map Editor shop which require CP to purchase items rather than HL, which is used everywhere else.

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* GlobalCurrencyException : GlobalCurrencyException: The Map Editor shop which require requires CP to purchase items rather than HL, which is used everywhere else.



** The "incomprehensive Ninja"' personality types yells out in a foreign accent Japanese words like "sushi" and "harakiri" that are hilariously inappropriate for the situation. Bonus points for not knowing Japanese ''and'' speaking fluent Engrish when not blurting random Japanese words. The "incomprehensive Ninja" is probably someone who idolizes "Glorious Japan" so much, he/she has decided to insert a few Japanese buzzwords in a desperate attempt to sound cool.
** Val (In the English dub) will often talk about Japanese for sardines during OnTheNext. Even Axel pipes in at one point.

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** The "incomprehensive Ninja"' Ninja" personality types yells out in a foreign accent Japanese words like "sushi" and "harakiri" that are hilariously inappropriate for the situation. Bonus points for not knowing Japanese ''and'' speaking fluent Engrish when not blurting random Japanese words. The "incomprehensive Ninja" is probably someone who idolizes "Glorious Japan" so much, he/she has decided to insert a few Japanese buzzwords in a desperate attempt to sound cool.
** Val (In (in the English dub) will often talk about Japanese for sardines during OnTheNext. Even Axel pipes in at one point.



* HideYourGays/ SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: A Heavy Knight with the "Overwhelming" voice set has a Cam-Pain line that has him noting that he sees beauty in men's muscles, but is quick to cite rather nervously that it isn't a sexual thing.

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* HideYourGays/ SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: HideYourGays[=/=]SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: A Heavy Knight with the "Overwhelming" voice set has a Cam-Pain line that has him noting that he sees beauty in men's muscles, but is quick to cite rather nervously that it isn't a sexual thing.



** Given the fact that other characters notice it (including [[spoiler:Vulcanus/Artina]]) and the fact that the game pokes fun it at it (Like Androids mentioning Val/Fen Slash fics upon creation) one has to wonder if it isn't just text at this point.
* HopeSpot: In the Time Leap scenario, Nagi goes from wanting to end the war to saving the human Artina, who she has come to view as an older sister figure. Artina is DoomedByCanon, though, since she keeps running onto battlefields to treat injured soldiers regardless of nationality. [[spoiler:Near the end, Artina gets Nagi to agree to stop trying to end the war since it'll never work in exchange for Artina herself staying away from dangerous battlefields to treat soldiers. With the help of Fuka and Desco, Tyrant Valvatorez bursts into the church in time to prevent the soldiers from killing Artina. Then when they're all celebrating, a final soldier stabs Artina from behind, proclaims himself victorious and runs away.]] That said, when Fuka and Desco get back [[spoiler:with Nagi, it's implied that it wouldn't have mattered even if they had saved Artina since the past was not actually altered by the slightly different progression of events: Valvatorez remembers Nagi being the one who offered him sardines when he lost his power, not Fuka.]]

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** Given the fact that other characters notice it (including [[spoiler:Vulcanus/Artina]]) and the fact that the game pokes fun it at it (Like (like Androids mentioning Val/Fen Slash fics upon creation) creation), one has to wonder if it isn't just text at this point.
* HopeSpot: In the Time Leap scenario, Nagi goes from wanting to end the war to saving the human Artina, who she has come to view as an older sister figure. Artina is DoomedByCanon, though, since she keeps running onto battlefields to treat injured soldiers regardless of nationality. [[spoiler:Near the end, Artina gets Nagi to agree to stop trying to end the war war, since it'll never work work, in exchange for Artina herself staying away from dangerous battlefields to treat soldiers. With the help of Fuka and Desco, Tyrant Valvatorez bursts into the church in time to prevent the soldiers from killing Artina. Then when they're all celebrating, a final soldier stabs Artina from behind, proclaims himself victorious victorious, and runs away.]] That said, when Fuka and Desco get back [[spoiler:with Nagi, it's implied that it wouldn't have mattered even if they had saved Artina Artina, since the past was not actually altered by the slightly different progression of events: Valvatorez remembers Nagi being the one who offered him sardines when he lost his power, not Fuka.]]



** Humans murdering each other and causing accidents and pollution is considering absolutely terrible by demons, who do far worse to each other regularly and have had hundreds of wars between different Netherworlds. They even have a celebrated god of pollution, mentioned in Disgaea 2. It does cause more problems when humans do this rather than demons, however, since it stops fear energy from flowing to the Netherworld and causes humans to lose faith in the heavens, causing both regions to lose their power.
** The armies of Rekidona and Gustark in the Time Loop episodes really hammer in just how awful humans can be. They essentially enslave demons to fight their wars and destroy anyone who opposes them and they do all this for no other reason than to destroy the other side.

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** Humans murdering each other and causing accidents and pollution is considering considered absolutely terrible by demons, who do far worse to each other regularly and have had hundreds of wars between different Netherworlds. They even have a celebrated god of pollution, mentioned in Disgaea 2.''Disgaea 2''. It does cause more problems when humans do this rather than demons, however, since it stops fear energy from flowing to the Netherworld and causes humans to lose faith in the heavens, causing both regions to lose their power.
** The armies of Rekidona and Gustark in the Time Loop episodes really hammer in just how awful humans can be. They essentially enslave demons to fight their wars and destroy anyone who opposes them them, and they do all this for no other reason than to destroy the other side.



** [[spoiler:Flonne's Great Flonzor X. Some of the ships that become available through DLC such as Laharl's Laharl Kaiser V and Mao's Getter Mao also count.]]

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** [[spoiler:Flonne's Great Flonzor X. Some of the ships that become available through DLC DLC, such as Laharl's Laharl Kaiser V and Mao's Getter Mao Mao, also count.]]



** Rank 40 Weapon. Getting to it is murder. Using it on enemies murder them.

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** Rank 40 Weapon. Getting to it is murder. Using it on enemies murder murders them.



* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:The Gustark soldier who kills Artina walks off with absolutely no repercussions mostly because Artina asks Tyrant Val not to seek vengeance.]]
* KeepTheReward: In the Netherbattle Tournament DLC, [[spoiler:Valvatorez bluntly refuses Krichevskoy's reward of his Netherworld, and even scolds Krichevskoy for trying to pass his responsibilities to it for someone else.]]
* KillTheCutie: Deconstructed to hell with Artina's death (pre-story line) as it is the root cause of everything that has gone wrong during the course of the game's story line. See NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished.
* LawyerFriendlyCameo: The Spell Keepers for the Omega spells include Anime Tenchou (Fire), [[LightNovel/SpiceAndWolf Holo]] (Wind), Lotte (Ice), Bikkuriman (Star) and [[LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex Index]] (Heal). [[WordOfGod An interview]] with NI President revealed that they're all good friends. [[http://www.siliconera.com/2011/08/11/nippon-ichis-president-discusses-disgaea-4-a-promise-unforgotten/]]

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* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:The Gustark soldier who kills Artina walks off with absolutely no repercussions repercussions, mostly because Artina asks Tyrant Val not to seek vengeance.]]
* KeepTheReward: In the Netherbattle Tournament DLC, [[spoiler:Valvatorez bluntly refuses Krichevskoy's reward of his Netherworld, and even scolds Krichevskoy for trying to pass his responsibilities to it for it to someone else.]]
else]].
* KillTheCutie: Deconstructed to hell with Artina's death (pre-story line) (pre-storyline), as it is the root cause of everything that has gone wrong during the course of the game's story line.storyline. See NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished.
* LawyerFriendlyCameo: The Spell Keepers for the Omega spells include Anime Tenchou (Fire), [[LightNovel/SpiceAndWolf Holo]] (Wind), Lotte (Ice), Bikkuriman (Star) (Star), and [[LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex Index]] (Heal). [[WordOfGod An interview]] with NI President revealed that they're all good friends. [[http://www.siliconera.com/2011/08/11/nippon-ichis-president-discusses-disgaea-4-a-promise-unforgotten/]]



** In addition to this, the hub area is now highly customizable. Any cleared map can be used as a hub (Including your created maps), and any of your characters can run the various shops and services, or simply idle for the purpose of providing conversation. Unfortunately, Sony required this be dialed back in the US and Europe -- maps can still be created, but only via pre-designed map blocks -- raw customization is impossible, and all mooks in said maps will have random names. Presumably this is to prevent obscene maps, although [[VideoGame/LittleBigPlanet that other game by Sony]] had a highly customizable map editor without this requirement... As an unfortunate side effect, this means that the wealth of Japanese maps will be unusable in the US and EU versions, and the US and EU versions may be incompatible with the Japanese version for the "Item World Invasion" multiplayer.

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** In addition to this, the hub area is now highly customizable. Any cleared map can be used as a hub (Including (including your created maps), and any of your characters can run the various shops and services, or simply idle for the purpose of providing conversation. Unfortunately, Sony required this be dialed back in the US and Europe -- maps can still be created, but only via pre-designed map blocks -- raw customization is impossible, and all mooks in said maps will have random names. Presumably this is to prevent obscene maps, although [[VideoGame/LittleBigPlanet that other game by Sony]] had a highly customizable map editor without this requirement... As an unfortunate side effect, this means that the wealth of Japanese maps will be unusable in the US and EU versions, and the US and EU versions may be incompatible with the Japanese version for the "Item World Invasion" multiplayer.



** The Bone Dragon, Dragon, Wood Golem, and Rifle Demon classes all possess a low movement range and low speed aptitude, but compensate for it with high HP and/or defence, and high attack. However, since both movement range and aptitudes can be boosted to an extreme degree (Either by equipment or using the Char World), it's entirely possible to turn one of them (Or any other class, for that matter) into a LightningBruiser.

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** The Bone Dragon, Dragon, Wood Golem, and Rifle Demon classes all possess a low movement range and low speed aptitude, but compensate for it with high HP and/or defence, and high attack. However, since both movement range and aptitudes can be boosted to an extreme degree (Either (either by equipment or using the Char World), it's entirely possible to turn one of them (Or (or any other class, for that matter) into a LightningBruiser.



* {{Mooks}}: A staple of the series, generic units are split between humanoid (Warrior, Archer, Android, etc) and monster (Dragon, Orc, etc). Monsters use a generic weapon (claws / teeth / etc) and can't throw, but can magichange. Some of the unique characters look humanoid but are technically monsters (Like Raspberyl). All the generic Mooks have alternate personalities (voice packs) that you can choose between, allowing for at least some variety when using multiple versions of the same mook -- or seeing enemy mooks. There's also an unlockable shop that sells [[PaletteSwap Palette Swaps]] of every character, allowing them to be more visually distinctive as well.
* MoralDissonance: The game is extremely Avilicious about wrong doings that humans do toward each other, but anything done by demons do to themselves is treated as okay because demons are LaughablyEvil. So basically humans are held up to a double standard.
** Even worse in the Flashback DLC where Fenrich makes it clear that Valvatirez's trust and promises are anomalies in the demon world that should have easily left him vulnerable to betrayal and assassinations (including some by Fenrich himself). The only reason at all that he hasn't died is because he's just so powerful that assassins can't kill him even when he's completely unaware of the attempt. Despite this the mention of "humans killing humans" is treated as a bizarre and terrible thing when demons do it all the time. Considering that demon based betrayal doesn't even fall under the "instil fear in humans to keep the balance" mentality, it's pretty glaring.

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* {{Mooks}}: A staple of the series, generic units are split between humanoid (Warrior, Archer, Android, etc) and monster (Dragon, Orc, etc). Monsters use a generic weapon (claws / teeth / etc) and can't throw, but can magichange. Some of the unique characters look humanoid but are technically monsters (Like (like Raspberyl). All the generic Mooks have alternate personalities (voice packs) that you can choose between, allowing for at least some variety when using multiple versions of the same mook -- or seeing enemy mooks. There's also an unlockable shop that sells [[PaletteSwap Palette Swaps]] of every character, allowing them to be more visually distinctive as well.
* MoralDissonance: The game is extremely Avilicious {{Anvilicious}} about wrong doings wrongdoings that humans do toward each other, but anything done by demons do to themselves is treated as okay because demons are LaughablyEvil. So basically humans are held up to a double standard.
** Even worse in the Flashback DLC where Fenrich makes it clear that Valvatirez's trust and promises are anomalies in the demon world that should have easily left him vulnerable to betrayal and assassinations (including some by Fenrich himself). The only reason at all that he hasn't died is because he's just so powerful that assassins can't kill him even when he's completely unaware of the attempt. Despite this this, the mention of "humans killing humans" is treated as a bizarre and terrible thing when demons do it all the time. Considering that demon based demon-based betrayal doesn't even fall under the "instil fear in humans to keep the balance" mentality, it's pretty glaring.



** [[DownloadableContent Adell]]'s second attack has him use parts of the Disgaea 2 versions of the Tiger Charge, King of Beasts, and Rising Dragon fist skills in a combo.

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** [[DownloadableContent Adell]]'s second attack has him use parts of the Disgaea 2 ''Disgaea 2'' versions of the Tiger Charge, King of Beasts, and Rising Dragon fist skills in a combo.



** A few of the alternate colours for the DLC characters resemble their alternate forms or other characters from their respective games. For example, one of [[VideoGame/SoulNomadAndTheWorldEaters Gig's]] alternate colours makes him resemble [[SilentProtagonist Revya's]] in-game sprite while one of Rozalin's alternate colours turns her into [[spoiler:the true Zenon.]]
** A few of the DLC character's evilities try to mimic the mechanics of their original games. Prier's "Extra Turn" is based on the "Re-Action" mechanic in ''VideoGame/LaPucelle Ragnarok'', Marona's "Confine" is based on her ability to summon phantoms in ''VideoGame/PhantomBrave'', Gig's "Best Buds" is based on the Squad leader bonuses in ''VideoGame/SoulNomadAndTheWorldEaters'', etc.

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** A few of the alternate colours for the DLC characters resemble their alternate forms or other characters from their respective games. For example, one of [[VideoGame/SoulNomadAndTheWorldEaters Gig's]] alternate colours makes him resemble [[SilentProtagonist Revya's]] in-game sprite while one of Rozalin's alternate colours turns her into [[spoiler:the true Zenon.]]
Zenon]].
** A few of the DLC character's characters' evilities try to mimic the mechanics of their original games. Prier's "Extra Turn" is based on the "Re-Action" mechanic in ''VideoGame/LaPucelle Ragnarok'', Marona's "Confine" is based on her ability to summon phantoms in ''VideoGame/PhantomBrave'', Gig's "Best Buds" is based on the Squad leader bonuses in ''VideoGame/SoulNomadAndTheWorldEaters'', etc.



* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: [[spoiler:The cause of Artina's death as a human. Deconstructed as well, as the recipient (The BigBad) became an OmnicidalManiac as a result of said punishment.]]
* NoOntologicalInertia: Invoked - Valvatorez hypothesizes that defeating [[spoiler:Axel]] will reverse the effects of the A-Virus, because that's how that sort of thing works in games. [[spoiler:He's wrong.]]

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* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: [[spoiler:The cause of Artina's death as a human. Deconstructed as well, as the recipient (The (the BigBad) became an OmnicidalManiac as a result of said punishment.]]
* NoOntologicalInertia: Invoked - -- Valvatorez hypothesizes that defeating [[spoiler:Axel]] will reverse the effects of the A-Virus, because that's how that sort of thing works in games. [[spoiler:He's wrong.]]



* OfficialCouple: The story has some ShipTease with Val and just about everyone else, particularly Artina, Fenrich and Fuka. However, the nature of Fenrich's devotion is ambiguous and Fuka doesn't want to cause drama or admit she likes him. Artina, on the other hand, gets completely unambiguous and mutual subtext and occasionally text text all over the place. Post main plot, the only real question is whether they're a thing ''yet.'' [[TwiceShy The answer seems to be no.]]

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* OfficialCouple: The story has some ShipTease with Val and just about everyone else, particularly Artina, Fenrich Fenrich, and Fuka. However, the nature of Fenrich's devotion is ambiguous and Fuka doesn't want to cause drama or admit she likes him. Artina, on the other hand, gets completely unambiguous and mutual subtext and occasionally text text all over the place. Post main Post-main plot, the only real question is whether they're a thing ''yet.'' [[TwiceShy The answer seems to be no.]]



* OhCrap: [[spoiler:Fuka and Desco in the Time Leap sceanrio upon realizing that they mistook Tyrant Valvatorez for present-day Val and now he's pissed and they even utter the trope name word for word when they see Sister Artina near Tyrant Val. In general, anyone will have this reaction towards Tyrant Val with the sole exception of Sister Artina.]]

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* OhCrap: [[spoiler:Fuka and Desco in the Time Leap sceanrio upon realizing that they mistook Tyrant Valvatorez for present-day Val and now he's pissed pissed, and they even utter the trope name word for word when they see Sister Artina near Tyrant Val. In general, anyone will have this reaction towards Tyrant Val with the sole exception of Sister Artina.]]



* OnTheNext: As with the previous games, these have little to do with the upcoming chapter. All of these narrated by Valvatorez.

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* OnTheNext: As with the previous games, these have little to do with the upcoming chapter. All of these are narrated by Valvatorez.



* OvershadowedByAwesome: How [[VideoGame/PhantomBrave Ash]] feels about himself compared to all the other characters Nippon Ichi characters, thus why he entered the Netherbattle Tournament.

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* OvershadowedByAwesome: How [[VideoGame/PhantomBrave Ash]] feels about himself compared to all the other characters Nippon Ichi characters, thus why he entered the Netherbattle Tournament.



* PantyShot: In the Time Leap scenario, Sister Artina becomes embarrassed when Fuka carries her as it exposes her undergarments. However, Fuka is more concerned about getting away from Tyrant Val, leading to Artina hoping that God forgives her for her indecency. Luckily for her, there is no sprite exposing them.

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* PantyShot: In the Time Leap scenario, Sister Artina becomes embarrassed when Fuka carries her her, as it exposes her undergarments. However, Fuka is more concerned about getting away from Tyrant Val, leading to Artina hoping that God forgives her for her indecency. Luckily for her, there is no sprite exposing them.



* ThePollyanna: Deconstructed with Artina, showing the fate of such sunny individuals should they live in a crap hole malicious world.

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* ThePollyanna: Deconstructed with Artina, showing the fate of such sunny individuals should they live in a crap hole craphole malicious world.



* PrettyLittleHeadshots: The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xq4R9AEo1EQ&t=8m20s Deadly Pierce]] gun skill combines this with ImprobableAimingSkills to hit a maximum of five targets in a single go. Amusingly (But not that surprisingly, considering the series), [[TisOnlyABulletInTheBrain it's one of weaker gun skills]].
* PromotedFangirl: Creator/EriKitamura, who actually ''begged'' Creator/NipponIchi to give her a role, any role, "even an old guy !" before they gave her the role of Vulcanus.

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* PrettyLittleHeadshots: The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xq4R9AEo1EQ&t=8m20s Deadly Pierce]] gun skill combines this with ImprobableAimingSkills to hit a maximum of five targets in a single go. Amusingly (But (but not that surprisingly, considering the series), [[TisOnlyABulletInTheBrain it's one of the weaker gun skills]].
* PromotedFangirl: Creator/EriKitamura, who actually ''begged'' Creator/NipponIchi to give her a role, any role, "even an old guy !" guy!" before they gave her the role of Vulcanus.



** Whenever Axel appears, he usually calls out Valvatorez off screen. The screen would then pan over to Axel to which Valvatorez responds "Warden Axel!" [[spoiler:The gag is later subverted when the screen pans over to a random Gunner with the same voice, an A-Virus victim.]]

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** Whenever Axel appears, he usually calls out Valvatorez off screen. The screen would then pan over to Axel Axel, to which Valvatorez responds "Warden Axel!" [[spoiler:The gag is later subverted when the screen pans over to a random Gunner with the same voice, an A-Virus victim.]]



** Also, [[spoiler:the fact that there are ''four'' consecutive episodes labeled "Final Episode" before the main story actually ends.]]

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** Also, [[spoiler:the fact that there are ''four'' consecutive episodes labeled "Final Episode" before the main story actually ends.]]ends]].



** Desco proclaiming she will protect Fuka whenever they have provoked someones ire (mostly Fenrich's), only for Fuka to point out that those words are kind of meaningless when Desco is hiding behind her while saying them.

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** Desco proclaiming she will protect Fuka whenever they have provoked someones someone's ire (mostly Fenrich's), only for Fuka to point out that those words are kind of meaningless when Desco is hiding behind her while saying them.



** A new scene, [[spoiler:in which Valvatorez directly calls out God]] adds to the above.
* {{Shapeshifter}}: Several skills hint that humanoid demons are not actually in their true form any more than the Netherworld President is. Tyrant Flughude shows Valvatorez as a giant black dragon, Tyrant Sweep shows him morphing his arm into said dragonic form and even Emizel's ultimate unique skill shows him as a massive jester with a long, skeletal tail.
* ShipSinking: Despite an exchange implying that there will be some sort of relationship between Valvatorez and Fuka, nothing comes out of it and Fuka ends up [[ShipperOnDeck supporting]] Val X [[spoiler:Artina]]. On top of that, [[spoiler:while she does consider it, she decides not to pursue Valvatorez in her own epilogue since she knows she'll have to deal with [[LoveTriangle Fenrich and Artina]].]]
* ShipperOnDeck: Fuka ships [[spoiler: Val x Artina]] seriously, and Val x Fenrich mostly because she's a [[YaoiFangirl delusional teenager]].

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** A new scene, [[spoiler:in which Valvatorez directly calls out God]] God]], adds to the above.
* {{Shapeshifter}}: Several skills hint that humanoid demons are not actually in their true form any more than the Netherworld President is. Tyrant Flughude shows Valvatorez as a giant black dragon, Tyrant Sweep shows him morphing his arm into said dragonic form draconic form, and even Emizel's ultimate unique skill shows him as a massive jester with a long, skeletal tail.
* ShipSinking: Despite an exchange implying that there will be some sort of relationship between Valvatorez and Fuka, nothing comes out of it and Fuka ends up [[ShipperOnDeck supporting]] Val X [[spoiler:Artina]]. On top of that, [[spoiler:while she does consider it, she decides not to pursue Valvatorez in her own epilogue since she knows she'll have to deal with [[LoveTriangle Fenrich and Artina]].]]
Artina]]]].
* ShipperOnDeck: Fuka ships [[spoiler: Val [[spoiler:Val x Artina]] seriously, and Val x Fenrich mostly because she's a [[YaoiFangirl delusional teenager]].



* SuperMovePortraitAttack: Par for the course in the series but one particular case stands out. The DLC Prism Rangers Ultimate attack shoves 13 portraits on the screen at once!

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* SuperMovePortraitAttack: Par for the course in the series series, but one particular case stands out. The DLC Prism Rangers Rangers' Ultimate attack shoves 13 portraits on the screen at once!



* TakeThat: Possibly at the length of ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 3|Absence of Justice}}'''s main game, as the seventh episode is called the final episode in the title card and ''Disgaea 3'' was only eight episodes long. The next chapter is also the final chapter, as is the next and then ''finally'' you have the real final chapter.

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* TakeThat: Possibly at the length of ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 3|Absence of Justice}}'''s main game, as the seventh episode is called the final episode in the title card and ''Disgaea 3'' was only eight episodes long. The next chapter is also the final chapter, as is the next next, and then ''finally'' you have the real final chapter.



** Fenrich in the after defeating [[spoiler:God's Part]]. A few minutes after he says this, you'll witness the party in a BolivianArmyEnding

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** Fenrich in the cutscene after defeating [[spoiler:God's Part]]. A few minutes after he says this, you'll witness the party in a BolivianArmyEndingBolivianArmyEnding.



** Sister Artina's Last Rites ''doubles'' the stats of all remaining units on the field and heals them to full when she's killed. If she's made into a units archenemy, she can be killed off for an instant 150% stat bonus

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** Sister Artina's Last Rites ''doubles'' the stats of all remaining units on the field and heals them to full when she's killed. If she's made into a units unit's archenemy, she can be killed off for an instant 150% stat bonusbonus.



* TrueCompanions: [[spoiler:Valvatorez: Do you see now, [[GodIsInept God]]!? This is the power of demons, angels, and humans! A power that's much stronger than yours [[ThePowerOfFriendship the ties of our camaraderie!]]]]
* TrueFinalBoss: [[spoiler: This is how Des X is described, although in the game she's only the final boss of Chapter 8 and the Fuka and Desco DLC Scenario. But there actually is a real TrueFinalBoss: Four avatars of God. They appear as giant Eringas.]]
* TwiceShy: Post game, everyone can tell that Valvatorez and Artina are basically a thing, but they refuse to admit it to each other and Fuka can even blackmail Artina just by pointing out the obvious.
* UnexpectedCharacter: Most of the characters that have made it into the game as DLC have been highly demanded via polls, are main characters of previous NIS games, or are used as a "gateway" for the downloadable classes. Then there's [[VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness King Krichevskoy]] who was never playable in his own game or any game afterwards. [[spoiler:Yes, Mid Boss is King Krichevskoy who has [[VideoGame/PhantomBrave been]] [[VideoGame/Disgaea3AbsenceOfJustice playable]] [[VideoGame/Disgaea2CursedMemories before]], but this is first time players get to use the magnificent demon Overlord who sealed away Baal.]]

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* TrueCompanions: [[spoiler:Valvatorez: [[spoiler:'''Valvatorez:''' Do you see now, [[GodIsInept God]]!? This is the power of demons, angels, and humans! A power that's much stronger than yours -- [[ThePowerOfFriendship the ties of our camaraderie!]]]]
* TrueFinalBoss: [[spoiler: This [[spoiler:This is how Des X is described, although in the game she's only the final boss of Chapter 8 and the Fuka and Desco DLC Scenario. But there actually is a real TrueFinalBoss: Four avatars of God. They appear as giant Eringas.]]
* TwiceShy: Post game, Post-game, everyone can tell that Valvatorez and Artina are basically a thing, but they refuse to admit it to each other other, and Fuka can even blackmail Artina just by pointing out the obvious.
* UnexpectedCharacter: Most of the characters that have made it into the game as DLC have been highly demanded via polls, are main characters of previous NIS games, or are used as a "gateway" for the downloadable classes. Then there's [[VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness King Krichevskoy]] Krichevskoy]], who was never playable in his own game or any game afterwards. [[spoiler:Yes, Mid Boss is King Krichevskoy Krichevskoy, who has [[VideoGame/PhantomBrave been]] [[VideoGame/Disgaea3AbsenceOfJustice playable]] [[VideoGame/Disgaea2CursedMemories before]], but this is first time players get to use the magnificent demon Overlord who sealed away Baal.]]



* UpgradeVsPrototypeFight: A non-mechanical example happens with the biological weapons [[spoiler: [[CuteMonsterGirl Desco and Des-X]]]]. Although the latter is supposed to be more advanced of the two, they actually have near identical stats and skills. The former actually gains her ultimate skill while the latter doesn't, making up for it by having extra range on the two skills she shares with the former.

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* UpgradeVsPrototypeFight: A non-mechanical example happens with the biological weapons [[spoiler: [[CuteMonsterGirl [[spoiler:[[CuteMonsterGirl Desco and Des-X]]]]. Although the latter is supposed to be the more advanced of the two, they actually have near identical stats and skills. The former actually gains her ultimate skill while the latter doesn't, making up for it by having extra range on the two skills she shares with the former.



** In the Japanese script, Desco loves to use the word "desu" at the end of her sentences, to the point of it being abnormal. Made more amusing by the fact that it's written in a way that can be romanized as "death". In Japanese, it even [[PunnyName puns off the way her name is spelled]] in katakana - "Desuko" - which could be read as "''desu'' girl"... or "death girl".

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** In the Japanese script, Desco loves to use the word "desu" at the end of her sentences, to the point of it being abnormal. Made more amusing by the fact that it's written in a way that can be romanized as "death". In Japanese, it even [[PunnyName puns off the way her name is spelled]] in katakana - -- "Desuko" - -- which could be read as "''desu'' girl"... or "death girl".



* WalkingSwimsuitScene: In the Vita remake, you can pass a bill (100 Mana) to put Meaver, the Dimension Guide, in a one-piece swimsuit. It's a very easy bill to pass, with a 99 percent success rate right of the start. The bill to change her back to her normal outfit [[ZeroPercentApprovalRating on the other hand]]...
* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler:Death King Hugo, though in his case, both options suck and he knows it. More emphasis on well intentioned, not to mention not very good at using TakeAThirdOption.]]

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* WalkingSwimsuitScene: In the Vita remake, you can pass a bill (100 Mana) to put Meaver, the Dimension Guide, in a one-piece swimsuit. It's a very easy bill to pass, with a 99 percent success rate right of at the start. The bill to change her back to her normal outfit outfit, [[ZeroPercentApprovalRating on the other hand]]...
* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler:Death King Hugo, though in his case, both options suck and he knows it. More emphasis on well intentioned, well-intentioned, not to mention not very good at using TakeAThirdOption.]]



* [[spoiler: WithholdingTheCure: A non-villainous example: Vulcanus kept the cure for the A-Virus (Angels' blood) secret until it became apparent that there was really no other option but to use it, because angels are strictly forbidden from wounding themselves.]]

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* [[spoiler: WithholdingTheCure: [[spoiler:WithholdingTheCure: A non-villainous example: Vulcanus kept the cure for the A-Virus (Angels' blood) secret until it became apparent that there was really no other option but to use it, because angels are strictly forbidden from wounding themselves.]]



* WrittenByTheWinners: According to the narration toward the end, [[spoiler:all records of Axel's presidency were erased when Emizel took office.]]

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* WrittenByTheWinners: According to the narration toward the end, [[spoiler:all records of Axel's presidency were erased when Emizel took office.]]office]].



* WrongGenreSavvy: [[spoiler: As he and his party are infected by the A-Virus, Valvatorez remains confident that in situations like these, [[BreakingTheFourthWall a Boss character is usually behind it]], and [[NoOntologicalInertia kicking his ass would solve the problem]]. However, after they find the real Axel and defeat him, nothing happens, and the epidemic continues. Fortunately, Vulcanus is there to save the day with her blood.]]

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* WrongGenreSavvy: [[spoiler: As [[spoiler:As he and his party are infected by the A-Virus, Valvatorez remains confident that in situations like these, [[BreakingTheFourthWall a Boss character is usually behind it]], and [[NoOntologicalInertia kicking his ass would solve the problem]]. However, after they find the real Axel and defeat him, nothing happens, and the epidemic continues. Fortunately, Vulcanus is there to save the day with her blood.]]



** The Necromancer class can turn people into zombies by either killing them, or using her special skill. (Which only looks if she can OneHitKill the enemy.) She can do this to her ''herself'' when she dies if she has a specific secondary evility equipped. She only has 1 HP, but keeps the level and SP, so she can still fight. As an enemy though...

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** The Necromancer class can turn people into zombies by either killing them, or using her special skill. (Which only looks works if she can OneHitKill the enemy.) She can do this to her ''herself'' when she dies if she has a specific secondary evility equipped. She only has 1 HP, but keeps the level and SP, so she can still fight. As an enemy enemy, though...
7th Aug '17 4:14:16 PM Arha
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* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: You can give someone the Last Rites evility and then designate them as someone's Archenemy. Then, when that character is killed by their archenemy, they'll grant their killer a 150% stat boost. If you're feeling particularly mean, you can do something like have Valvatorez kill Artina or Fuuka kill Desco.
4th Aug '17 3:16:07 AM SeptimusHeap
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** Downloadable Characters: For the North American release, Fallen Angel Flonne can be obtained by preordering from either NISA store or Gamestop. Aside from her, you have [[VideoGame/Disgaea2CursedMemories Adell, Rozalin]], HD Asagi (Free in the U.S. and Europe), [[VideoGame/LaPucelle Overlord Priere]], [[VideoGame/Disgaea3AbsenceOfJustice Mao, Kyoko, Asuka]], [[VideoGame/Disgaea2CursedMemories Pink, Main Hero B]], Pleinair, Prism Red, [[VideoGame/SoulNomadAndTheWorldEaters Gig]], [[VideoGame/MakaiKingdom Pram, Petta]], [[{{Neptunia}} Nisa]], [[VideoGame/PhantomBrave Marona, Ash]], [[spoiler:Hugo, Des X, Nemo]], [[VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness King]] [[UnexpectedCharacter Krichevskoy]],[[note]]Though visually, it's Mid Boss with Krichevskoy's antenna hair, a BadassCape, and a fabulous new outfit[[/note]] and [[VideoGame/ZettaiHeroProject Pirohiko]]. Some of these characters also come with classes from the previous games like the Deathsabers, the Celestial Hosts, and the Kunoichi. Finally, two new classes -- a [[CombatMedic Medic class]] (Designed by [[LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana Noizi Ito]]) and a Necromancer class (Designed by [[LightNovel/KinosJourney Kohaku Kuroboshi]]) -- have been added.

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** Downloadable Characters: For the North American release, Fallen Angel Flonne can be obtained by preordering from either NISA store or Gamestop. Aside from her, you have [[VideoGame/Disgaea2CursedMemories Adell, Rozalin]], HD Asagi (Free in the U.S. and Europe), [[VideoGame/LaPucelle Overlord Priere]], [[VideoGame/Disgaea3AbsenceOfJustice Mao, Kyoko, Asuka]], [[VideoGame/Disgaea2CursedMemories Pink, Main Hero B]], Pleinair, Prism Red, [[VideoGame/SoulNomadAndTheWorldEaters Gig]], [[VideoGame/MakaiKingdom Pram, Petta]], [[{{Neptunia}} [[Franchise/{{Neptunia}} Nisa]], [[VideoGame/PhantomBrave Marona, Ash]], [[spoiler:Hugo, Des X, Nemo]], [[VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness King]] [[UnexpectedCharacter Krichevskoy]],[[note]]Though visually, it's Mid Boss with Krichevskoy's antenna hair, a BadassCape, and a fabulous new outfit[[/note]] and [[VideoGame/ZettaiHeroProject Pirohiko]]. Some of these characters also come with classes from the previous games like the Deathsabers, the Celestial Hosts, and the Kunoichi. Finally, two new classes -- a [[CombatMedic Medic class]] (Designed by [[LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana Noizi Ito]]) and a Necromancer class (Designed by [[LightNovel/KinosJourney Kohaku Kuroboshi]]) -- have been added.
9th Apr '17 8:06:51 AM AkoSiKuya23
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* OfficialCouple: The story has some ShipTease with Val and just about everyone else, particularly Artina, Fenrich and Fuuka. However, the nature of Fenrich's devotion is ambiguous and Fuuka doesn't want to cause drama or admit she likes him. Artina, on the other hand, gets completely unambiguous and mutual subtext and occasionally text text all over the place. Post main plot, the only real question is whether they're a thing ''yet.'' [[TwiceShy The answer seems to be no.]]

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* OfficialCouple: The story has some ShipTease with Val and just about everyone else, particularly Artina, Fenrich and Fuuka. Fuka. However, the nature of Fenrich's devotion is ambiguous and Fuuka Fuka doesn't want to cause drama or admit she likes him. Artina, on the other hand, gets completely unambiguous and mutual subtext and occasionally text text all over the place. Post main plot, the only real question is whether they're a thing ''yet.'' [[TwiceShy The answer seems to be no.]]



* TwiceShy: Post game, everyone can tell that Valvatorez and Artina are basically a thing, but they refuse to admit it to each other and Fuuka can even blackmail Artina just by pointing out the obvious.

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* TwiceShy: Post game, everyone can tell that Valvatorez and Artina are basically a thing, but they refuse to admit it to each other and Fuuka Fuka can even blackmail Artina just by pointing out the obvious.
2nd Apr '17 4:34:33 PM nombretomado
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* UnexpectedCharacter: Most of the characters that have made it into the game as DLC have been highly demanded via polls, are main characters of previous NIS games, or are used as a "gateway" for the downloadable classes. Then there's [[VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness King Krichevskoy]] who was never playable in his own game or any game afterwards. [[spoiler:Yes, Mid Boss is King Krichevskoy who has [[PhantomBrave been]] [[VideoGame/Disgaea3AbsenceOfJustice playable]] [[VideoGame/Disgaea2CursedMemories before]], but this is first time players get to use the magnificent demon Overlord who sealed away Baal.]]

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* UnexpectedCharacter: Most of the characters that have made it into the game as DLC have been highly demanded via polls, are main characters of previous NIS games, or are used as a "gateway" for the downloadable classes. Then there's [[VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness King Krichevskoy]] who was never playable in his own game or any game afterwards. [[spoiler:Yes, Mid Boss is King Krichevskoy who has [[PhantomBrave [[VideoGame/PhantomBrave been]] [[VideoGame/Disgaea3AbsenceOfJustice playable]] [[VideoGame/Disgaea2CursedMemories before]], but this is first time players get to use the magnificent demon Overlord who sealed away Baal.]]
22nd Jan '17 9:47:15 AM Arha
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* PowerSource: The moon is where werewolves draw their power from, though it doesn't seem to be responsible for any kind of shapeshifting like the more common depictions.
2nd Sep '16 8:33:06 AM Willbyr
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* YouAreAlreadyDead: The [[CatGirl Nekomata's]] attack Boxer Kitty is a dead ringer for the [[FistOfTheNorthStar Hokuto Hyakuretsu Ken]]. During the creation of a Nekomata, she calls it by the more traditional parody name, and even says: "You are already dead."

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* YouAreAlreadyDead: The [[CatGirl Nekomata's]] attack Boxer Kitty is a dead ringer for the [[FistOfTheNorthStar [[Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar Hokuto Hyakuretsu Ken]]. During the creation of a Nekomata, she calls it by the more traditional parody name, and even says: "You are already dead."


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21st Aug '16 4:32:19 PM ErsatzArcana
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* {{Feelies}}: The US Premium Edition comes with a artbook, a OST, and a Fuka figurine. The Super Premium comes with all that and an additional 9 figurines.

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* {{Feelies}}: The US Premium Edition comes with a an artbook, a OST, and a Fuka figurine. The Super Premium comes with all that and an additional 9 figurines.



** The Necromancer class can turn people into zombies by either killing them, or using her special skill. (Which only looks if she can OneHitKill the enemy.) She can do this to her ''herself'' when she dies if she has a specific secondary evility equipped. She only has 1 HP, but keeps the level and SP, so she can still fight. As a enemy though...

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** The Necromancer class can turn people into zombies by either killing them, or using her special skill. (Which only looks if she can OneHitKill the enemy.) She can do this to her ''herself'' when she dies if she has a specific secondary evility equipped. She only has 1 HP, but keeps the level and SP, so she can still fight. As a an enemy though...
14th Aug '16 2:05:18 PM BoyNinja
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''Franchise/{{Disgaea}} 4'': ''A Promise Unforgotten'' is the fourth game in the TurnBasedStrategy series ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' by Creator/NipponIchi. The game revolves around Valvatorez--a vampire who forbade himself from drinking human blood after he made a [[ThePromise promise]] 400 years ago--and his campaign of reformation against the corrupt government of the Netherworld. With him is Fenrich, his loyal demon wolf servant, and Fuka Kazamatsuri, a deceased middle-school student who was sent to the Netherworld and should have been turned into a Prinny, but because of budget cutbacks just had a Prinny hat slapped on her instead.

Other characters include [[VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness Vulca]][[NamesTheSame nus]], the [[OnlyInItForTheMoney Angel of Avarice]]; Emizel, the son of the Netherworld President; and Desco, a [[CuteMonsterGirl monster girl]] whose ambition is to become the FinalBoss. [[VideoGame/Disgaea2CursedMemories Axel]] returns as the warden of Hades and Valvatorez' boss.

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''Franchise/{{Disgaea}} 4'': ''A Promise Unforgotten'' is the fourth game in the TurnBasedStrategy series ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' by Creator/NipponIchi. The game revolves around Valvatorez--a vampire who forbade himself from drinking human blood after he made a [[ThePromise promise]] 400 years ago--and his campaign of reformation against the corrupt government of the Netherworld.

With him Valvatorez is Fenrich, his loyal demon wolf servant, servant; and Fuka Kazamatsuri, a deceased middle-school student who was sent to the Netherworld and should have been turned into a Prinny, but because Prinny (because of budget cutbacks just had a Prinny hat slapped on her instead.

Other characters include
instead); [[VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness Vulca]][[NamesTheSame nus]], the [[OnlyInItForTheMoney Angel of Avarice]]; Emizel, the son of the Netherworld President; and Desco, a [[CuteMonsterGirl monster girl]] whose ambition is to become the FinalBoss. FinalBoss.

Opposing the party is the Corrupterment led by Emizel's father the Netherworld President Hugo, the enigmatic human Nemo, and
[[VideoGame/Disgaea2CursedMemories Axel]] Axel]], who returns as the warden of Hades and Valvatorez' boss.
boss constantly causing mischief and chaos.
4th Jul '16 7:35:55 PM Discar
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* OutsideContextVillain: The aliens. They came completely out of nowhere and leave as soon as the episode ends.

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* OutsideContextVillain: OutsideGenreFoe: The aliens. They came completely out of nowhere and leave as soon as the episode ends.
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