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* AllThereInTheManual: [[spoiler: Mid Boss/Vyers is actually Laharl's father]], which is never stated outright in the game. There are several scenes that make it pretty obvious, however.

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* AllThereInTheManual: [[spoiler: Mid Boss/Vyers [[spoiler:Mid-Boss/Vyers is actually Laharl's father]], which is never stated outright in the game. There are several scenes that make it pretty obvious, however.



* AmericanKirbyIsHardcore: Though none of the actual artwork changes, the voiceacting between English and Japanese gives very large differences in tone of character. Examples include Japanese Thursday being a [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter oddly-cute sounding robot]] (voiced by a woman) while English Thursday is an instant badass (voiced by a man). It's then inverted when taking on the Alternate Overlord in Chapter 6 (''Afternoon of Darkness''); he sounds exactly the same from huge to small in Japanese; In English, he goes from a booming voice, to a [[CrowningMomentOfFunny multiple-helium-based voice.]]

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* AmericanKirbyIsHardcore: Though none of the actual artwork changes, the voiceacting between English and Japanese gives very large differences in tone of character. Examples include Japanese Thursday being a [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter oddly-cute sounding robot]] (voiced by a woman) while English Thursday is an instant badass (voiced by a man). It's then inverted when taking on the Alternate Overlord in Chapter 6 (''Afternoon of Darkness''); he sounds exactly the same from huge to small in Japanese; In in English, he goes from a booming voice, to a [[CrowningMomentOfFunny multiple-helium-based voice.]]



--> '''Flonne''':''"Oops, pardon me!"''
* ArmiesAreEvil: [[spoiler: The EDF]].
* ArmorOfInvincibility: Baal's Super Robot Suit and Prinny Costume. The former gives an impressive boost to all stats, the latter specializes in massive boosts to HP, DEF and RES.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: the infamous ''equippable [[ImprobableAccessoryEffect Horse Wiener]]'' scene:

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--> '''Flonne''':''"Oops, '''Flonne''': ''"Oops, pardon me!"''
* ArmiesAreEvil: [[spoiler: The EDF]].
[[spoiler:The EDF.]]
* ArmorOfInvincibility: Baal's Super Robot Suit and Prinny Costume. The former gives an impressive boost to all stats, the latter specializes in massive boosts to HP, DEF DEF, and RES.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: the The infamous ''equippable [[ImprobableAccessoryEffect Horse Wiener]]'' scene:



* ArsonMurderAndLifeSaving[[ArsonMurderAndAdmiration /Admiration]]: After defeating [[spoiler: Maderas]] Laharl [[spoiler: heavily chastises Etna for using him for her plans. Then, due to understanding the [[{{Blackmail}} situation,]] forgives and promotes her for impressing him and taking out an enemy.]]

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* ArsonMurderAndLifeSaving[[ArsonMurderAndAdmiration /Admiration]]: After defeating [[spoiler: Maderas]] [[spoiler:Maderas]], Laharl [[spoiler: heavily [[spoiler:heavily chastises Etna for using him for her plans. Then, due to understanding the [[{{Blackmail}} situation,]] forgives and promotes her for impressing him and taking out an enemy.]]



* ArtificialStupidity: Enemies are willing to hit their allies if an attack will hit one of your units. This itself isn't so bad, except when they combine this mistake with making poor use of attacks that reposition targets, often as the first move in a series of attacks. Additionally, specialists will suicide charge their way into as many enemy units as possible, which contributes to FakeDifficulty in subduing them.

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* ArtificialStupidity: Enemies are willing to hit their allies if an attack will hit one of your units. This itself isn't so bad, except when they combine this mistake with making poor use of attacks that reposition targets, often as the first move in a series of attacks. Additionally, specialists will suicide charge suicide-charge their way into as many enemy units as possible, which contributes to FakeDifficulty in subduing them.



* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: The Overlord of the Alternate Netherworld who is so big that only his foot is visible. When Laharl and Etna snark that he's too big to see if his boasts about his power are really true, he decides to split himself into several {{Doppelganger}}s to better represent his power.
* BadassNormal: Jennifer is a potent fist user with better resilience than most stages of (demon) brawlers.

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* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: The Overlord of the Alternate Netherworld Netherworld, who is so big that only his foot is visible. When Laharl and Etna snark that he's too big to see if his boasts about his power are really true, he decides to split himself into several {{Doppelganger}}s to better represent his power.
* BadassNormal: Jennifer is a potent human fist user with better resilience than most stages of (demon) brawlers.



* BattleshipRaid: [[spoiler: Gargantua.]]

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* BattleshipRaid: [[spoiler: Gargantua.[[spoiler:Gargantua.]]



* BerserkButton: Call Flonne and/or Etna [[ACupAngst flatchested]]. Just try it.

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* BerserkButton: Call Flonne and/or Etna [[ACupAngst flatchested]]. flat-chested]]. [[SchmuckBait Just try it.]]



** Played with because Laharl suspects that the retainers were hiding in the forest to ambush him but decided to help instead.

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** Played with because Laharl suspects that the retainers were hiding in the forest to ambush him him, but decided to help instead.



* BilingualBonus: In the English localization, among the voice samples that were not dubbed was that of the Samurai and Ninja classes.
** Also some random character names and some item names fall under this. Even before [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs obviously nutty names]] were introduced in later installments this game surprisingly had Russian (and possibly other) quite arbitrary words for names. You could get characters named Rubashka ("shirt"), Balalaika (a national music instrument), Mazurka (a Russian name for a Polish dance), [[VodkaDrunkenski Vodka]] (you know this one) and one of the emblem items was called "Pravda Necklace" which would be "Necklace of the Truth".
* BittersweetEnding: The "normal" ending, gained upon beating the game after accidentally (or deliberately) killing someone in your party, is a huge downer. The "good" ending (beat the game without accidentally killing your own party members ''at all'') is the one considered canon, however.

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* BilingualBonus: In the English localization, among the voice samples that were not dubbed was that were those of the Samurai and Ninja classes.
** Also Also, some random character names and some item names fall under this. Even before [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs obviously nutty names]] were introduced in later installments installments, this game surprisingly had Russian (and possibly other) quite arbitrary words for names. You could get characters named Rubashka ("shirt"), Balalaika (a national music instrument), Mazurka (a Russian name for a Polish dance), [[VodkaDrunkenski Vodka]] (you know this one) one), and one of the emblem items was called "Pravda Necklace" Necklace", which would be "Necklace of the Truth".
* BittersweetEnding: The "normal" ending, gained upon beating the game after accidentally (or deliberately) killing someone in your party, is a huge downer. The "good" ending (beat the game without accidentally killing your own party members ''at all'') is the one considered canon, however.thought.



* BonusLevelOfHell: Inverted...every level ''except'' for the last two takes place in the Netherworld.

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* BonusLevelOfHell: Inverted... every level ''except'' for the last two takes place in the Netherworld.



** Becomes [[IncrediblyLamePun literally true]] when [[spoiler: Jennifer becomes a modified cyborg. Indeed, when the characters imagine what she looks like, she is pictured with machine-gun boobs.]]

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** Becomes [[IncrediblyLamePun literally true]] when [[spoiler: Jennifer [[spoiler:Jennifer becomes a modified cyborg. Indeed, when the characters imagine what she looks like, she is pictured with machine-gun boobs.]]



* BrutalBonusLevel: Etna Mode in the remakes, ''especially'' if you play it via NewGamePlus. Enemy levels start in the 70s, the same as the end game enemies of the base game, but they rise very quickly, and in just a couple episodes you're going to be facing down Level 100+ enemies, and in the final episode, they're going to rise to Level 200+.
* BuxomIsBetter: Averted. Laharl has a deep rooted fear of large breasted women so strong that being near one will cause him to weaken.

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* BrutalBonusLevel: Etna Mode in the remakes, ''especially'' if you play it via NewGamePlus. Enemy levels start in the 70s, the same as the end game end-game enemies of the base game, but they rise very quickly, and in just a couple episodes you're going to be facing down Level 100+ enemies, and in the final episode, they're going to rise to Level 200+.
* BuxomIsBetter: Averted. Laharl has a deep rooted deep-rooted fear of large breasted large-breasted women so strong that being near one will cause him to weaken.



* ChekhovsGun: Flonne's pendant, specifically [[spoiler: how it burns those with wicked hearts - note that Laharl is ''not'' burned by it when she gives it to him in the last chapter]].
* TheChessmaster: Seraph Lamington. Towards the end of the game, he shows just how intelligent he really is as the game reveals that many of the events in the story are essentially a intricate BatmanGambit to bring peace between Celestia and the Netherworld. Cunning enough to even use the plots of his treacherous renegade second in command to his advantage (and dispose of the traitor). Even his battle with Laharl was part of his plan (how well this works depends on the ending). A rare example of a non-evil chess master.
** And, by extension, [[spoiler: [[strike:Vyers]] Mid-Boss, Lamington's co-conspirator in this. He even includes MyDeathIsOnlyTheBeginning in his part of the plan]].

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* ChekhovsGun: Flonne's pendant, specifically [[spoiler: how [[spoiler:how it burns those with wicked hearts - -- note that Laharl is ''not'' burned by it when she gives it to him in the last chapter]].
* TheChessmaster: Seraph Lamington. Towards the end of the game, he shows just how intelligent he really is as the game reveals that many of the events in the story are essentially a intricate BatmanGambit to bring peace between Celestia and the Netherworld. Cunning enough to even use the plots of his treacherous renegade second in command second-in-command to his advantage (and dispose of the traitor). Even his battle with Laharl was part of his plan (how well this works depends on the ending). A rare example of a non-evil chess master.
** And, by extension, [[spoiler: [[strike:Vyers]] [[spoiler:[[strike:Vyers]] Mid-Boss, Lamington's co-conspirator in this. He even includes MyDeathIsOnlyTheBeginning in his part of the plan]].



* CutscenePowerToTheMax: Laharl [[spoiler: blows up a space armada.]]

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* CutscenePowerToTheMax: Laharl [[spoiler: blows [[spoiler:blows up a space armada.]]armada]].



'''Kurtis''': As I was saying... [[MyNameIsInigoMontoya It's been five years since I lost my wife and daughter... and with them, my soul..]]
* DealWithTheDevil: In an Etna mode chapter break, she offers to beat up bullies harassing a 7-year old kid, in exchange the kid's servitude as a prinny after he dies. Seeing as this is [[BadBoss Etna,]] a nearby prinny immediately objects.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: At the end of the tutorial, you have five party members: Laharl, Etna and three Prinnies. After that, you have two sources of new party members: creating generic units in the Dark Assembly, and recruiting storyline bosses.
** Also a game mechanic; You can recruit enemy monsters by tossing them into the base panel if your units still in it can beat them. A decent alternative to stealing if you don't feel like leveling up a Thief. However, as this doesn't work on humanoid enemies, you can't get any non-monster weapons this way. Seeing as the only way to get some of the more powerful weapons is to steal them, you're better off creating a Thief.
** Also a mechanic for creating monsters to fight for your side. Any generic monster can also be created in the Dark Assembly, just like generic classed units. However, you can only create anything you've killed in battle. Moreover, the cost for creating a monster depends on how many you've beaten - the more you defeat them, the cheaper it is to make one for your side.

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'''Kurtis''': As I was saying... [[MyNameIsInigoMontoya It's been five years since I lost my wife and daughter... and with them, my soul..soul.]]
* DealWithTheDevil: In an Etna mode chapter break, she offers to beat up bullies harassing a 7-year old kid, in exchange for the kid's servitude as a prinny after he dies. Seeing as this is [[BadBoss Etna,]] a nearby prinny immediately objects.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: At the end of the tutorial, you have five party members: Laharl, Etna Etna, and three Prinnies. After that, you have two sources of new party members: creating generic units in the Dark Assembly, and recruiting storyline bosses.
** Also a game mechanic; You you can recruit enemy monsters by tossing them into the base panel if your units still in it can beat them. A decent alternative to stealing if you don't feel like leveling up a Thief. However, as this doesn't work on humanoid enemies, you can't get any non-monster weapons this way. Seeing as the only way to get some of the more powerful weapons is to steal them, you're better off creating a Thief.
** Also a mechanic for creating monsters to fight for your side. Any generic monster can also be created in the Dark Assembly, just like generic classed units. However, you can only create anything you've killed in battle. Moreover, the cost for creating a monster depends on how many you've beaten - -- the more you defeat them, the cheaper it is to make one for your side.



* DiscOneNuke: If by "disc one," you mean "the game proper." It's entirely possible to completely walk over the main game simply by using Laharl exclusively, building his sword skill and having him leveled well past the enemies, with occasional dips into Item World for LevelGrinding and building up his items and specialists. Don't try this in the bonus content though.

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* DiscOneNuke: If by "disc one," you mean "the game proper." It's entirely possible to completely walk over the main game simply by using Laharl exclusively, building his sword skill and having him leveled well past the enemies, with occasional dips into Item World for LevelGrinding and building up his items and specialists. Don't try this in the bonus content content, though.



* DoubleEntendre: Done by Laharl three times [[note]] "Try to make a fool of me? I'll make you moan in pain!" "If you want to show your gratitude, you can repay me with your body." "Well, maybe he'll be more submissive with a little physical persuasion."[[/note]], which is then lampshaded each time by Etna [[note]] "Prince, did you mean to say, scream in pain?" "Hmmm... I never knew you were like that..." "Uh... Prince, I hope you didn't mean it ''THAT'' way..."[[/note]]

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* DoubleEntendre: Done by Laharl three times [[note]] "Try [[note]]"Try to make a fool of me? I'll make you moan in pain!" "If you want to show your gratitude, you can repay me with your body." "Well, maybe he'll be more submissive with a little physical persuasion."[[/note]], which is then lampshaded each time by Etna [[note]] "Prince, [[note]]"Prince, did you mean to say, scream in pain?" "Hmmm... I never knew you were like that..." "Uh... Prince, I hope you didn't mean it ''THAT'' way..."[[/note]]



* DualMeaningChorus: [[spoiler: The lyrics to "Red Moon" in chapter 8 first refer to the Prinnies being literally reborn... and then, repeated at the end, refer to Laharl being ''figuratively'' reborn by rediscovering love.]]

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* DualMeaningChorus: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The lyrics to "Red Moon" in chapter 8 first refer to the Prinnies being literally reborn... and then, repeated at the end, refer to Laharl being ''figuratively'' reborn by rediscovering love.]]



* ElementalTiers: The various tiers of Dragon and Great Wyrm monster classes have many variants of skills that differ only in the element. For the Dragon class, each tiers learn different combinations of elemental skills, although only the weakest one learn any Wind. For the Great Wyrm class, the first tier learns Fire skills, the second one learns Wind, and the third Ice. The fourth and fifth are NonElemental, and the sixth and final tier learns Fire again.

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* ElementalTiers: The various tiers of Dragon and Great Wyrm monster classes have many variants of skills that differ only in the element. For the Dragon class, each tiers learn tier learns different combinations of elemental skills, although only the weakest one learn learns any Wind. For the Great Wyrm class, the first tier learns Fire skills, the second one learns Wind, and the third Ice. The fourth and fifth are NonElemental, and the sixth and final tier learns Fire again.



* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: "From now on, your name is Mid-boss!" Notably, ''everyone in the game'' calls him that after that scene, and his name in dialogue boxes changes as well. (At one point, he accidently calls ''himself'' mid-boss.) [[spoiler: Though in a blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment, when Laharl runs into him when storming Celestia, Laharl calls him the Dark Adonis, presumably on purpose.]]

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* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: "From now on, your name is Mid-boss!" Notably, ''everyone in the game'' calls him that after that scene, and his name in dialogue boxes changes as well. (At one point, he accidently calls ''himself'' mid-boss.) [[spoiler: Though [[spoiler:Though in a blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment, when Laharl runs into him when storming Celestia, Laharl calls him the Dark Adonis, presumably on purpose.]]



** It's even worse in the anime where the camera does a close-up of said bounce at least once per episode.

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** It's even worse in the anime anime, where the camera does a close-up of said bounce at least once per episode.



* GreenAesop: When Jennifer asks Laharl if he's really not planning to invade Earth, he replies, "Earth is that planet where humans foolishly pollute their own environment, right? Why would I be interested in that?" To further drive the point home, the Prinny commentary in the DS version adds, " Man, that's harsh. It's pretty much the end of it, if a demon says that about you."

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* GreenAesop: When Jennifer asks Laharl if he's really not planning to invade Earth, he replies, "Earth is that planet where humans foolishly pollute their own environment, right? Why would I be interested in that?" To further drive the point home, the Prinny commentary in the DS version adds, " Man, "Man, that's harsh. It's pretty much the end of it, if a demon says that about you."



* HeavySleeper: Laharl, who at the beginning of the game spends two years taking a ten ''day'' nap! [[spoiler: It was the result of being poisoned.]]
* HellInvadesHeaven: This is what the last few levels are based around. You're the one controlling TheLegionsOfHell. [[spoiler:It turns out to have been a part of a plan cooked up between the guy in charge of heaven and Laharl's father to make sure he ends up as a NobleDemon]].

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* HeavySleeper: Laharl, who at the beginning of the game spends two years taking a ten ''day'' nap! [[spoiler: It [[spoiler:It was the result of being poisoned.]]
* HellInvadesHeaven: This is what the last few levels are based around. You're the one controlling TheLegionsOfHell. [[spoiler:It turns out to have been a part of a plan cooked up between the guy in charge of heaven and Laharl's father to make sure he ends up as a NobleDemon]].NobleDemon.]]



* HeroesPreferSwords: Played straight by Laharl for promotional images and cut-scenes. Being a humanoid character, however, the player can choose to equip him with any weapon. In fact, he's one of the few in the first Disgaea to be highly proficient with multiple weapons.[[note]]He has an A ranked proficiency with all melee-type weapons (Fists, Swords, Spears, and Axes) and even a bow.[[/note]]

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* HeroesPreferSwords: Played straight by Laharl for promotional images and cut-scenes. Being a humanoid character, however, the player can choose to equip him with any weapon. In fact, he's one of the few in the first Disgaea ''Disgaea'' to be highly proficient with multiple weapons.[[note]]He has an A ranked proficiency with all melee-type weapons (Fists, Swords, Spears, and Axes) and even a bow.[[/note]]



* HopelessBossfight: 6-4 Writhing Shadow [[spoiler:in which you face a Lv. 75 Overlord and his copies]] as normally most players won't be anywhere close to that level by the time they reach him, [[spoiler:eventually leading to Krichevskoy's lv. 300+ vassals joining in for the rematch]]. Players can avert it on a second playthrough or through aggressive grinding.

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* HopelessBossfight: HopelessBossFight: 6-4 Writhing Shadow [[spoiler:in which you face a Lv. 75 Overlord and his copies]] as normally most players won't be anywhere close to that level by the time they reach him, [[spoiler:eventually leading to Krichevskoy's lv. 300+ vassals joining in for the rematch]]. Players can avert it on a second playthrough or through aggressive grinding.



* IMadeCopies: In episode 5 Maderas sends a challege to Laharl to contend for overlordship on the back of an embarrassing photo. He threatens to scatter copies of said photo all across the Netherworld if Laharl does not comply.
* ImprobableAccessoryEffect: The infamous Horse Wiener can be stolen from it's zombie owner and equipped onto any character, providing a decent boost to ATK around the time it's introduced.

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* IMadeCopies: In episode 5 5, Maderas sends a challege to Laharl to contend for overlordship on the back of an embarrassing photo. He threatens to scatter copies of said photo all across the Netherworld if Laharl does not comply.
* ImprobableAccessoryEffect: The infamous Horse Wiener can be stolen from it's its zombie owner and equipped onto any character, providing a decent boost to ATK around the time it's introduced.



** Class-wise, the Angel. 100% aptitude in all stats save for 110% Resistance, A-level skill with four weapon types and B-rank in a fifth, great base stats, and they naturally learn Heal spells up to Omega Heal, Espoir, and a tier of elemental spells up to Omega. They're unlocked much simpler than the Majin and can still kick a lot of ass until you unlock them.

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** Class-wise, the Angel. 100% aptitude in all stats save for 110% Resistance, A-level skill with four weapon types and B-rank in a fifth, great base stats, and they naturally learn Heal spells up to Omega Heal, Espoir, and a tier of elemental spells up to Omega. They're unlocked much simpler more easily than the Majin and can still kick a lot of ass until you unlock them.



** However, demons have their own expression of it. Laharl and Etna are steadfastly against any form of complacency or taking an easy path to success. They [[BoisterousBruiser gladly pick a fight a fight]] with opponents even if the fight seems hopeless, value any {{Worthy Opponent}}s for their strength, and will recruit (read:"vassalize") any strong persons they defeat.

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** However, demons have their own expression of it. Laharl and Etna are steadfastly against any form of complacency or taking an easy path to success. They [[BoisterousBruiser gladly pick a fight a fight]] with opponents even if the fight seems hopeless, value any {{Worthy Opponent}}s for their strength, and will recruit (read:"vassalize") (read: "vassalize") any strong persons they defeat.



** The DefeatMeansFriendship and NotQuiteTheRightThing aspects are subverted against [[spoiler:Vulcanus]], who convinced that his goals are selfless and benevolent, but he really just wants to TakeOverTheWorld. The party tries to convince him that he's wrong and to see it their way, but he absolutely refuses, even when beaten. He's never going to get it, which [[spoiler: Lamington]] knew from the start.

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** The DefeatMeansFriendship and NotQuiteTheRightThing aspects are subverted against [[spoiler:Vulcanus]], who is convinced that his goals are selfless and benevolent, but he really just wants to TakeOverTheWorld. The party tries to convince him that he's wrong and to see it their way, but he absolutely refuses, even when beaten. He's never going to get it, which [[spoiler: Lamington]] [[spoiler:Lamington]] knew from the start.



* KnightKnaveAndSquire: Laharl is the Knight, by Underworld standards at least, Etna the Knave and Flonne is the Squire.

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* KnightKnaveAndSquire: Laharl is the Knight, by Underworld standards at least, Etna the Knave Knave, and Flonne is the Squire.



** Laharl too counts! Bonus points for being voiced by [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers Rita]] [[Creator/BarbaraGoodson Repulsa]] in the English Dub.
** [[LoveFreak Flonne]] is not amused for her display of love is beyond any doubt.

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** Laharl too counts! counts too! Bonus points for being voiced by [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers Rita]] [[Creator/BarbaraGoodson Repulsa]] in the English Dub.
** [[LoveFreak Flonne]] is not amused amused, for her display of love is beyond any doubt.



* LethalJokeCharacter: Scouts and Thieves. They have mostly low stats and aptitudes and poor weapon skills outside of Guns. But in the Item World they ''shine''. Scouts can use Dark Cannon to blast out-of-reach enemies from across the map and Geo Change to shift up troublesome Geo Panel set-ups, while Thieves can throw teammates farther than any other class to move them across the map quickly and they can use stealing items to grab rare and powerful equipment off of enemies for free.

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* LethalJokeCharacter: Scouts and Thieves. They have mostly low stats and aptitudes and poor weapon skills outside of Guns. But in the Item World World, they ''shine''. Scouts can use Dark Cannon to blast out-of-reach enemies from across the map and Geo Change to shift up troublesome Geo Panel set-ups, while Thieves can throw teammates farther than any other class to move them across the map quickly and they can use stealing items to grab rare and powerful equipment off of enemies for free.



** [[spoiler: Or so they say.]]
* MagicKnight: The knight class - decent growth with swords and most stats, learns the first four levels of a randomly-chosen non-Star element, and will occasionally follow up a physical attack with a casting of a spell (any spell learned, either via level or by tutoring) in the same action. With the mentoring system, theoretically any physical fighter can become one as well.

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** [[spoiler: Or [[spoiler:Or so they say.]]
* MagicKnight: The knight class - -- decent growth with swords and most stats, learns the first four levels of a randomly-chosen non-Star element, and will occasionally follow up a physical attack with a casting of a spell (any spell learned, either via level or by tutoring) in the same action. With the mentoring system, theoretically any physical fighter can become one as well.



** In the sequels she goes beyond MagikarpPower and well into GameBreaker territory, toeing the line to OneManParty - and with some HP twinking she ''really can be''.
* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: [[spoiler: Rare benevolent variation. King Krichevskoy dying from choking on a black pretzel was merely what the people were told; he actually died of wounds sustained in battle.]]

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** In the sequels sequels, she goes beyond MagikarpPower and well into GameBreaker territory, toeing the line to OneManParty - -- and with some HP twinking twinking, she ''really can be''.
* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: [[spoiler: Rare [[spoiler:Rare benevolent variation. King Krichevskoy dying from choking on a black pretzel was merely what the people were told; he actually died of wounds sustained in battle.]]



* MoodWhiplash: In Episode 7, you have to bring back Aramis' zombies (including the one with the Horse Weiner). Episode 8 is a TearJerker in which even the battle music is depressing. In Episode 9 we meet none other than '''CAPTAIN GORDON, DEFENDER OF THE EARTH!''' . (Yeah, it's just fun to say.)
* MoralityChainBeyondTheGrave: If you've fulfilled the requirement for the Good Ending, Laharl will halt himself from killing Seraph Lamington in revenge for him (apparently) executing Flonne, realizing that if Flonne had still been there she would've stopped him, just as she'd stopped him from killing so many others along the way. (If you ''don't'' fulfill the requirements, [[TearJerker well]]....)
* MultipleEndings: At least eight endings not counting the general Game Over screen.
** The Good Ending, which is canon: [[spoiler:Laharl beats Lamington down, but stops before inflicting lethal damage since [[MoralityChainBeyondTheGrave Flonne wouldn't want him to]] and begins to sacrifice himself to turn her back to normal. Mid Boss stops him and reveals it wasn't a permanent transformation, after which Celestia and the Netherworld begin making steps towards peace.]] Reguires you not triggering any other ending.

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* MoodWhiplash: In Episode 7, you have to bring back Aramis' zombies (including the one with the Horse Weiner). Episode 8 is a TearJerker in which even the battle music is depressing. In Episode 9 9, we meet none other than '''CAPTAIN GORDON, DEFENDER OF THE EARTH!''' . (Yeah, it's just fun to say.)
* MoralityChainBeyondTheGrave: If you've fulfilled the requirement for the Good Ending, Laharl will halt himself from killing Seraph Lamington in revenge for him (apparently) executing Flonne, realizing that if Flonne had still been there there, she would've stopped him, just as she'd stopped him from killing so many others along the way. (If you ''don't'' fulfill the requirements, [[TearJerker well]]....)
* MultipleEndings: At least eight endings endings, not counting the general Game Over screen.
** The Good Ending, which is canon: [[spoiler:Laharl beats Lamington down, but stops before inflicting lethal damage damage, since [[MoralityChainBeyondTheGrave Flonne wouldn't want him to]] to]], and begins to sacrifice himself to turn her back to normal. Mid Boss Mid-Boss stops him and reveals it wasn't a permanent transformation, after which Celestia and the Netherworld begin making steps towards peace.]] Reguires you not triggering any other ending.



** Item God 2 ending: [[spoiler:Laharl near fatally wounds Lamington and decides he is not ready to be Overlord yet, abdicating the throne to Etna and dedicating himself to WalkingTheEarth at least for the time being.]] Requires you to have defeated the Item God 2 at the bottom of a level 40 item.

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** Item God 2 ending: [[spoiler:Laharl near fatally nearafatally wounds Lamington and decides he is not ready to be Overlord yet, abdicating the throne to Etna and dedicating himself to WalkingTheEarth WalkingTheEarth, at least for the time being.]] Requires you to have defeated the Item God 2 at the bottom of a level 40 item.



** Flonne Tragedy Ending: Laharl decides to go through with killing Hoggmeiser but Flonne stops him with lethal force. Requires fifty team kills by the end of the third chapter and choosing to kill him.
** Maderas Ending: Maderas is killed instead of recruiting as well as Flonne when she tries to stop it from happening. Laharl follows before too much time passes. Requires one hundred team kills by the end of the fifth chapter and choosing to kill him.

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** Flonne Tragedy Ending: Laharl decides to go through with killing Hoggmeiser Hoggmeiser, but Flonne stops him with lethal force. Requires fifty team kills by the end of the third chapter and choosing to kill him.
** Maderas Ending: Maderas is killed instead of recruiting recruited, as well as Flonne when she tries to stop it from happening. Laharl follows before too much time passes. Requires one hundred team kills by the end of the fifth chapter and choosing to kill him.



** Mid Boss ending: [[spoiler:Without intending to]] Vyers defeats you in battle and decides to just run with it.

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** Mid Boss ending: [[spoiler:Without intending to]] to,]] Vyers defeats you in battle and decides to just run with it.



* MurderIsTheBestSolution: Passing bills in the Dark Assembly is not a simple matter of just winning a majority vote, you have to win by a margin greater than the mana cost of the bill you're trying to pass. For the larger bills this ranges from difficult to flat impossible, particularly as many have penalties that make normally neutral senators dislike the bill proposed and there's no way you can win by 1000+ votes. The only way to get a bill passed once it is voted against is to kill off the opposing senators. Unlocking all the optional areas and getting your party's power to the highest limit will require you to regularly mass murder senators in order to pass your bills by force.

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* MurderIsTheBestSolution: Passing bills in the Dark Assembly is not a simple matter of just winning a majority vote, vote; you have to win by a margin greater than the mana cost of the bill you're trying to pass. For the larger bills bills, this ranges from difficult to flat flat-out impossible, particularly as many have penalties that make normally neutral senators dislike the bill proposed proposed, and there's no way you can win by 1000+ votes. The only way to get a bill passed once it is voted against is to kill off the opposing senators. Unlocking all the optional areas and getting your party's power to the highest limit will require you to regularly mass murder mass-murder senators in order to pass your bills by force.



* NeverTrustATrailer: Parodied with Etna's implausible next episode previews at the end of each chapter. [[spoiler: Except for the one for episode 9 which sounds just as implausible but turns out to be mostly correct]].

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* NeverTrustATrailer: Parodied with Etna's implausible next episode previews at the end of each chapter. [[spoiler: Except [[spoiler:Except for the one for episode 9 which sounds just as implausible implausible, but turns out to be mostly correct]].correct.]]



** Just before that, Etna talks to Flonne about how some guy pissed her off so in response she "''[[GroinAttack kicked him right there]]''".
* ObfuscatingStupidity: [[spoiler: Vyers aka Mid-Boss]]. It's also spoofed when, after an incredibly serious scene where he chews out General Carter and informs him he's cruising for an IronicHell, he then congratulates himself for being awesome.

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** Just before that, Etna talks to Flonne about how some guy pissed her off off, so in response response, she "''[[GroinAttack kicked him right there]]''".
* ObfuscatingStupidity: [[spoiler: Vyers [[spoiler:Vyers, aka Mid-Boss]]. Mid-Boss.]] It's also spoofed when, after an incredibly serious scene where he chews out General Carter and informs him he's cruising for an IronicHell, he then congratulates himself for being awesome.



* OnlyThePureOfHeart: [[spoiler: [[strike:Vyers The Dark Adonis]] Mid-Boss]] can touch Flonne's pendant (which harms evil) without being punished. He says that "the heavens wouldn't punish such a pure heart as mine". This is foreshadowing, as [[spoiler: he is King Krichevskoi, and working with Seraph Lamington in a BatmanGambit (it depends on the actions of the player) to make his son a better person (or demon).]]

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* OnlyThePureOfHeart: [[spoiler: [[strike:Vyers [[spoiler:[[strike:Vyers The Dark Adonis]] Mid-Boss]] can touch Flonne's pendant (which harms evil) without being punished. He says that "the heavens wouldn't punish such a pure heart as mine". This is foreshadowing, as [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he is King Krichevskoi, Krichevskoy, and working with Seraph Lamington in a BatmanGambit (it depends on the actions of the player) to make his son a better person (or demon).]]



** The scene actually spoofs itself - [[spoiler:Kurtis]]'s BigDamnHeroes moment is instantly undermined by his newfound status as a [[ButtMonkey Prinny]], and nearly gets laughed off the stage by the heroes before they finally accept his help.
* PeninsulaOfPowerLeveling - Several. Which is a good thing, given the insanely high level cap. One level in particular is peppered with Succubi and Kit-Kats, and aside from one square at the far end of the map, ''everyone'' is invincible. So the trick becomes to lob the monsters onto one another, creating one much stronger femme fatale which can be trapped in the single vulnerable square and [[ScratchDamage whittled down]].
** An even more effective one is in the Cave of Ordeals - though you have to be pretty high-leveled already just to make it there. There are no invincibility squares, but the entire map is covered in a "+50% EXP" Geo Effect, and the nine monsters on the map (already of a class that grants the highest experience per level) are arranged in a convenient 3x3 clump for efficient disposal. Happy slaying!

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** The scene actually spoofs itself - -- [[spoiler:Kurtis]]'s BigDamnHeroes moment is instantly undermined by his newfound status as a [[ButtMonkey Prinny]], and he nearly gets laughed off the stage by the heroes before they finally accept his help.
* PeninsulaOfPowerLeveling - PeninsulaOfPowerLeveling: Several. Which is a good thing, given the insanely high level cap. One level in particular is peppered with Succubi and Kit-Kats, and aside from one square at the far end of the map, ''everyone'' is invincible. So the trick becomes to lob the monsters onto one another, creating one much stronger femme fatale which can be trapped in the single vulnerable square and [[ScratchDamage whittled down]].
** An even more effective one is in the Cave of Ordeals - -- though you have to be pretty high-leveled already just to make it there. There are no invincibility squares, but the entire map is covered in a "+50% EXP" Geo Effect, and the nine monsters on the map (already of a class that grants the highest experience per level) are arranged in a convenient 3x3 clump for efficient disposal. Happy slaying!



** The PSP and DS remake gave us the Demonhall Mirror. Like Cave of Ordeals 3 this one had 9 [[StoneWall Galactic Demons]] in a 3x3 formation. However it has ''2'' EXP +50 effect and the monsters are of higher levels and tiers. However you have to fight you way through several [[BonusBoss Bonus Bosses]] such as a powerful Serpentine Dragon, Serra Winguard, The alt. Overlord, Laharl's dad's vassals, the Fallen Angel Vesuvius and [[VideoGame/Disgaea2CursedMemories Adell and Rozalin]] before getting to the grinding first.

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** The PSP and DS remake gave us the Demonhall Mirror. Like Cave of Ordeals 3 3, this one had 9 [[StoneWall Galactic Demons]] in a 3x3 formation. However However, it has ''2'' EXP +50 effect and the monsters are of higher levels and tiers. However However, you have to fight you way through several [[BonusBoss Bonus Bosses]] such as a powerful Serpentine Dragon, Serra Winguard, The alt. Overlord, Laharl's dad's vassals, the Fallen Angel Vesuvius Vesuvius, and [[VideoGame/Disgaea2CursedMemories Adell and Rozalin]] before getting to the grinding first.



* ThePowerOfLove: Subverted when a massive AU overlord decides to off Laharl and snatch his throne, Flonne claims that the Overlord can't win, as he lacks the enough Love (TM) to defeat them... just before she, Laharl and Etna get their asses massively handed to themselves.
** ThePowerOfFriendship: Towards the end of the game, a force field needs to be broken past, the happy-go-lucky '''Captain Gordon, Defender of Earth!''' and his team are ready to go with this, Laharl and his crew (sans Flonne, who's even ''more'' enthusiastic than '''Captain Gordon, Defender of Earth!''') all sound like they're being made to go take Piano lessons or something. [[spoiler: It works anyway.]]

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* ThePowerOfLove: Subverted when a massive AU overlord decides to off Laharl and snatch his throne, Flonne claims that the Overlord can't win, as he lacks the enough Love (TM) to defeat them... just before she, Laharl Laharl, and Etna get their asses massively handed to themselves.
** ThePowerOfFriendship: Towards the end of the game, a force field needs to be broken past, the happy-go-lucky '''Captain Gordon, Defender of Earth!''' and his team are ready to go with this, Laharl and his crew (sans Flonne, who's even ''more'' enthusiastic than '''Captain Gordon, Defender of Earth!''') all sound like they're being made to go take Piano lessons or something. [[spoiler: It [[spoiler:It works anyway.]]



** A very important point the game, the main plot actually revolves around this. [[spoiler: Seraph Lamington and Laharl's father]] wanted to see if angels and demons can love each other and co-exist. The whole reason why Flonne was sent to the Netherworld was so she could develop a bond with Laharl and Etna. Then, [[spoiler: Lamington]] pretends to kill Flonne to see the reaction that that bond has created; he almost ends up dead for it in the canon ending and did end up dead for it in the alternate ending.
* RageAgainstTheHeavens: Laharl's plot to rule the Netherworld in ''Disgaea'' eventually extends to Celestia [[spoiler:and in a silly optional side-quest, the Human World]]. Possibly subverted, as Celestia [[spoiler:did attack first, after all.]]

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** A very important point in the game, game; the main plot actually revolves around this. [[spoiler: Seraph [[spoiler:Seraph Lamington and Laharl's father]] wanted to see if angels and demons can love each other and co-exist. The whole reason why Flonne was sent to the Netherworld was so she could develop a bond with Laharl and Etna. Then, [[spoiler: Lamington]] [[spoiler:Lamington]] pretends to kill Flonne to see the reaction that that bond has created; he almost ends up dead for it in the canon ending and did end up dead for it in the alternate ending.
* RageAgainstTheHeavens: Laharl's plot to rule the Netherworld in ''Disgaea'' eventually extends to Celestia [[spoiler:and in a silly optional side-quest, the Human World]]. Possibly subverted, as Celestia [[spoiler:did attack first, after all.]]all]].



* SafetyInIndifference: Demon Prince Laharl wakes up from a two-year sleep (more like coma) to find out that his father is dead and that he is now inheritor to the throne of Overlord. [[TheChick Angel Trainee Flonne]] tries to console him about his father's death, but he brushes it off like nothing, which horrifies her. Later, we learn that [[spoiler:Laharl ignores his emotions--especially empathy and love--because of the pain of losing his mother when he was young.]]. Laharl actually cares a lot more than he lets on, but acts indifferent both because he hates the pain, and because [[TheChainsOfCommanding he can't look weak as the Overlord.]]
* SayMyName: All up and down the final chapters of the first, mostly by '''Captain Gordon, DEFENDER OF EARTH!''':

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* SafetyInIndifference: Demon Prince Laharl wakes up from a two-year sleep (more like coma) to find out that his father is dead and that he is now inheritor to the throne of Overlord. [[TheChick Angel Trainee Flonne]] tries to console him about his father's death, but he brushes it off like nothing, which horrifies her. Later, we learn that [[spoiler:Laharl ignores his emotions--especially emotions -- especially empathy and love--because love -- because of the pain of losing his mother when he was young.]]. Laharl actually cares a lot more than he lets on, but acts indifferent both because he hates the pain, and because [[TheChainsOfCommanding he can't look weak as the Overlord.]]
* SayMyName: All up and down the final chapters of the first, chapters, mostly by '''Captain Gordon, DEFENDER OF EARTH!''':



** Flonne! (Laharl and Etna both yell Flonne's name at least twice apiece in the scene leading up to the final battle. Laharl gets one more in the good ending)
** Prince!! (Title, not name, but close enough. Etna, in the good and normal endings, when Laharl is going to [[spoiler:sacrifice himself for Flonne.]])

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** Flonne! (Laharl and Etna both yell Flonne's name at least twice apiece in the scene leading up to the final battle. Laharl gets one more in the good ending)
ending.)
** Prince!! (Title, not name, but close enough. Etna, in the good and normal endings, when Laharl is going to [[spoiler:sacrifice himself for Flonne.]])Flonne]].)



* TakeMeInstead: [[spoiler: Laharl]] desperately tries to invoke this in the endings.
* TakeOverTheWorld: Much of the game's missions surround various characters' attempts to take control of the Netherworld - Laharl (who succeeds), Carter, and Vulcanus all attempt it, in addition to an unnamed demon from a different Netherworld, Prism Red, and Laharl's own retainers. [[spoiler: Also, the ending for completing the Human World ends with Laharl deciding to take over the Earth after all.]]
* TheManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler:Seraph Lamington behind Archangel Vulcanus]].
* ThemeNaming: Laharl, Etna, Lamington, Vulcanus, Vesuvius, Yasurl and Krichevskoy are all related to volcanoes ([[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lahar lahar]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Etna Mount Etna]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Lamington Mount Lamington]], the Roman fire god/[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vulcano Vulcano]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Vesuvius Mount Vesuvius]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Yasur Mount Yasur]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klyuchevskaya_Sopka Kliuchevskoi]], respectively). Also the prinnies = [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plinian_eruption plinian]], a type of eruption.

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* TakeMeInstead: [[spoiler: Laharl]] [[spoiler:Laharl]] desperately tries to invoke this in the endings.
* TakeOverTheWorld: Much of the game's missions surround various characters' attempts to take control of the Netherworld - Laharl (who succeeds), Carter, and Vulcanus all attempt it, in addition to an unnamed demon from a different Netherworld, Prism Red, and Laharl's own retainers. [[spoiler: Also, [[spoiler:Also, the ending for completing the Human World ends with Laharl deciding to take over the Earth after all.]]
* TheManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler:Seraph Lamington behind Archangel Vulcanus]].
Vulcanus.]]
* ThemeNaming: Laharl, Etna, Lamington, Vulcanus, Vesuvius, Yasurl Yasurl, and Krichevskoy are all related to volcanoes ([[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lahar lahar]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Etna Mount Etna]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Lamington Mount Lamington]], the Roman fire god/[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vulcano Vulcano]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Vesuvius Mount Vesuvius]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Yasur Mount Yasur]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klyuchevskaya_Sopka Kliuchevskoi]], respectively). Also the prinnies = [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plinian_eruption plinian]], a type of eruption.



* TransformationSequence: Subversion - in the battle with the Prism Rangers, Etna shoots both Blue and Yellow into {{non lethal KO}}s, leaving Red to fend for himself.

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* TransformationSequence: Subversion - -- in the battle with the Prism Rangers, Etna shoots both Blue and Yellow into {{non lethal KO}}s, leaving Red to fend for himself.



** [[spoiler: Etna]] is is ridiculously Tsun to everyone but, if you read her diary, shows she has a pretty soft spot for [[spoiler: the late King.]]

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** [[spoiler: Etna]] [[spoiler:Etna]] is is ridiculously Tsun to everyone but, if you read her diary, shows she has a pretty soft spot for [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the late King.]]King]].



* UnreliableNarrator: Etna's OnTheNext monologues. [[spoiler: Subverted in Chapter 9, when the (highly unlikely) introduction of '''Captain Gordon, Defender of the Earth''' plays out exactly as foretold, and then Chapter 14, when Etna's too disheartened to make up more tall tales.]]
* UnsettlingGenderReveal: Happens in the manga where Maderas becoming attracted to a beautiful woman, only for Etna to tell him that the woman is actually [[DisguisedInDrag Vyers in drag]]!!!

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* UnreliableNarrator: Etna's OnTheNext monologues. [[spoiler: Subverted [[spoiler:Subverted in Chapter 9, when the (highly unlikely) introduction of '''Captain Gordon, Defender of the Earth''' plays out exactly as foretold, and then Chapter 14, when Etna's too disheartened to make up more tall tales.]]
* UnsettlingGenderReveal: Happens in the manga where Maderas becoming becomes attracted to a beautiful woman, only for Etna to tell him that the woman is actually [[DisguisedInDrag Vyers in drag]]!!!



* UnwittingPawn: ''Everyone'' is a pawn of Sereph Lamington. The most awesome part of this was that said gambit involved a three link chain of Xanatos Suckers (Gordon to General Carter to Vulcanus to Lamington).

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* UnwittingPawn: ''Everyone'' is a pawn of Sereph Lamington. The most awesome part of this was that said gambit involved a three link three-link chain of Xanatos Suckers (Gordon to General Carter to Vulcanus to Lamington).



* WhatIf: Etna Mode in the two updated re-releases -- what if Etna accidentally killed Laharl while trying to wake him up? [[spoiler:On the one hand this results in Vulcanus being killed ''without'' contacting the EDF and thus the war that consumes the second half of the game never occurs. On the other hand because it's Etna doing all the work, Laharl never undergoes the CharacterDevelopment intended by Vyers and Lamington, and Flonne is probably going to head back to Celestia once Vulcanus is taken care of.]] So a bit of a mixed bag.
* WingedHumanoid: Flonne, though outside of one of her attacks, in which they spread out and grow, she's never seen actually flying with them. Etna also has wings, and in ''Disgaea 2'', demonstrates that they actually grow to 3 times their normal size to allow for flight. Official art and a cutscene in Disgaea 2 also reveal that Laharl has a pair under the cape -- [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything and they're absolutely tiny]].

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* WhatIf: Etna Mode in the two updated re-releases -- what if Etna accidentally killed Laharl while trying to wake him up? [[spoiler:On the one hand hand, this results in Vulcanus being killed ''without'' contacting the EDF EDF, and thus the war that consumes the second half of the game never occurs. On the other hand hand, because it's Etna doing all the work, Laharl never undergoes the CharacterDevelopment intended by Vyers and Lamington, and Flonne is probably going to head back to Celestia once Vulcanus is taken care of.]] So a bit of a mixed bag.
* WingedHumanoid: Flonne, though outside of one of her attacks, in which they spread out and grow, she's never seen actually flying with them. Etna also has wings, and in ''Disgaea 2'', demonstrates that they actually grow to 3 times their normal size to allow for flight. Official art and a cutscene in Disgaea 2 ''Disgaea 2'' also reveal that Laharl has a pair under the cape -- [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything and they're absolutely tiny]].



-->[[SayingSoundEffectsOutLoud Whoosh! Nin nin nin!. Wumph!]]
* WorldOfHam: And how! Just about every character indulges in some good old fashioned [[ChewingTheScenery scenery chewing]], but special mention goes to Laharl, Mid-Boss, and '''Captain Gordon, Defender of Earth!!!'''
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: In Chapter 5, Maderas does this to [[spoiler: Etna after she unwillingly betrayed Laharl. Fortunately, she foresaw this and her counter-plan was set into motion.]]

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-->[[SayingSoundEffectsOutLoud Whoosh! Nin nin nin!. nin! Wumph!]]
* WorldOfHam: And how! Just about every character indulges in some good old fashioned old-fashioned [[ChewingTheScenery scenery chewing]], but special mention goes to Laharl, Mid-Boss, and '''Captain Gordon, Defender of Earth!!!'''
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: In Chapter 5, Maderas does this to [[spoiler: Etna [[spoiler:Etna after she unwillingly betrayed Laharl. Fortunately, she foresaw this and her counter-plan was set into motion.]]motion]].
9th Aug '17 1:16:05 PM Gamermaster
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* WhamLine: When the Big Sis Prinny tells Flonne why [[SuicideIsShameful she killed herself]], [[spoiler:revealing her identity as Laharl's mother]]:
-->'''Big Sis Prinny:''' [[spoiler:To save my son's life.]]
30th Mar '17 2:01:53 PM CybranGeneralSturm
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** The PSP and DS remake gave us the Demonhall Mirror. Like Cave of Ordeals 3 this one had 9 [[StoneWall Galactic Demons]] in a 3x3 formation. However it has ''2'' EXP +50 effect and the monsters are of higher levels and tiers. However you have to fight you way through several [[BonusBoss Bonus Bosses]] such as a powerful Serpentine Dragon, Serra Winguard, The alt. Overlord, Laharl's dad's vassals and [[VideoGame/Disgaea2CursedMemories Adell and Rozalin]] before getting to the grinding first.

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** The PSP and DS remake gave us the Demonhall Mirror. Like Cave of Ordeals 3 this one had 9 [[StoneWall Galactic Demons]] in a 3x3 formation. However it has ''2'' EXP +50 effect and the monsters are of higher levels and tiers. However you have to fight you way through several [[BonusBoss Bonus Bosses]] such as a powerful Serpentine Dragon, Serra Winguard, The alt. Overlord, Laharl's dad's vassals vassals, the Fallen Angel Vesuvius and [[VideoGame/Disgaea2CursedMemories Adell and Rozalin]] before getting to the grinding first.
25th Mar '17 11:17:23 AM nombretomado
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It was later ported to the UsefulNotes/PlayStationPortable as ''Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness'', which added several of the gameplay improvements from ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 2|CursedMemories}}'' and a brand new AlternateTimeline story called "[[AnotherSideAnotherStory Etna Mode]]" where Etna accidentally kills Laharl during the first chapter and decides to become the Overlord herself. It was also ported to the NintendoDS as ''Disgaea DS'', which removed most of the voice acting but added "[[GreekChorus Prinny Commentary]]" on most of the cutscenes. A PC port was also released on [[UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} Steam]] on 25 Februrary 2016, with higher-res art, and the content from ''Afternoon of Darkness''. The game would eventually gain a direct sequel in the form of ''VideoGame/DisgaeaD2ABrighterDarkness''.

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It was later ported to the UsefulNotes/PlayStationPortable as ''Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness'', which added several of the gameplay improvements from ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 2|CursedMemories}}'' and a brand new AlternateTimeline story called "[[AnotherSideAnotherStory Etna Mode]]" where Etna accidentally kills Laharl during the first chapter and decides to become the Overlord herself. It was also ported to the NintendoDS UsefulNotes/NintendoDS as ''Disgaea DS'', which removed most of the voice acting but added "[[GreekChorus Prinny Commentary]]" on most of the cutscenes. A PC port was also released on [[UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} Steam]] on 25 Februrary 2016, with higher-res art, and the content from ''Afternoon of Darkness''. The game would eventually gain a direct sequel in the form of ''VideoGame/DisgaeaD2ABrighterDarkness''.
20th Feb '17 10:40:49 PM EdwardGil
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** The Normal Ending: [[spoiler:Laharl ''kills'' Lamington in a rage and then ''does'' sacrifice himself to turn Flonne back. Etna becomes the new Overlord and Laharl apparently shows up again... as a prinny.]] Requires one or more team kills.

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** The Normal Ending: [[spoiler:Laharl ''kills'' Lamington in a rage and then ''does'' sacrifice himself to turn Flonne back. Etna becomes the new Overlord and Laharl apparently shows up again... as a prinny.]] Requires one or more team kills. (This is also the setting of ''VideoGame/PrinnyCanIReallyBeTheHero''.)
31st Dec '16 10:53:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* AmericanKirbyIsHardcore: Though none of the actual artwork changes, the voiceacting between English and Japanese gives very large differences in tone of character. Examples include Japanese Thursday being a [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter oddly-cute sounding robot]] (voiced by a woman) while English Thursday is an instant BadAss (voiced by a man). It's then inverted when taking on the Alternate Overlord in Chapter 6 (''Afternoon of Darkness''); he sounds exactly the same from huge to small in Japanese; In English, he goes from a booming voice, to a [[CrowningMomentOfFunny multiple-helium-based voice.]]

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* AmericanKirbyIsHardcore: Though none of the actual artwork changes, the voiceacting between English and Japanese gives very large differences in tone of character. Examples include Japanese Thursday being a [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter oddly-cute sounding robot]] (voiced by a woman) while English Thursday is an instant BadAss badass (voiced by a man). It's then inverted when taking on the Alternate Overlord in Chapter 6 (''Afternoon of Darkness''); he sounds exactly the same from huge to small in Japanese; In English, he goes from a booming voice, to a [[CrowningMomentOfFunny multiple-helium-based voice.]]
30th Oct '16 12:19:17 PM Ramidel
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** The DefeatMeansFriendship and NotQuiteTheRightThing aspects are subverted against [[spoiler:Vulcanus]], who convinced that his goals are selfless and benevolent, but he really just wants to TakeOverTheWorld. The party tries to convince him that he's wrong and to see it their way, but he absolutely refuses.

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** The DefeatMeansFriendship and NotQuiteTheRightThing aspects are subverted against [[spoiler:Vulcanus]], who convinced that his goals are selfless and benevolent, but he really just wants to TakeOverTheWorld. The party tries to convince him that he's wrong and to see it their way, but he absolutely refuses.refuses, even when beaten. He's never going to get it, which [[spoiler: Lamington]] knew from the start.
11th Oct '16 12:23:52 AM nitrokitty
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* WorldOfHam: And how! Just about every character indulges in some good old fashioned [[ChewingTheScenery scenery chewing]], but special mention goes to Laharl, Mid-Boss, and '''Captain Gordon, Defender of Earth!!!'''
29th Sep '16 11:34:40 AM Yugnat
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It was later ported to the UsefulNotes/PlayStationPortable as ''Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness'', which added several of the gameplay improvements from ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 2|CursedMemories}}'' and a brand new AlternateTimeline story called "[[AnotherSideAnotherStory Etna Mode]]" where Etna accidentally kills Laharl during the first chapter and decides to become the Overlord herself. It was also ported to the NintendoDS as ''Disgaea DS'', which removed most of the voice acting but added "[[GreekChorus Prinny Commentary]]" on most of the cutscenes. A PC port was also released on [[UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} Steam]] on 25 Februrary 2016, with higher-res art, and the content from ''Afternoon of Darkness''. The game would eventually gain a direct sequel in the form of ''[[VideoGame/DisgaeaDimension2 Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness]]''.

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It was later ported to the UsefulNotes/PlayStationPortable as ''Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness'', which added several of the gameplay improvements from ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 2|CursedMemories}}'' and a brand new AlternateTimeline story called "[[AnotherSideAnotherStory Etna Mode]]" where Etna accidentally kills Laharl during the first chapter and decides to become the Overlord herself. It was also ported to the NintendoDS as ''Disgaea DS'', which removed most of the voice acting but added "[[GreekChorus Prinny Commentary]]" on most of the cutscenes. A PC port was also released on [[UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} Steam]] on 25 Februrary 2016, with higher-res art, and the content from ''Afternoon of Darkness''. The game would eventually gain a direct sequel in the form of ''[[VideoGame/DisgaeaDimension2 Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness]]''.
''VideoGame/DisgaeaD2ABrighterDarkness''.
27th Sep '16 1:36:54 PM tadaru
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* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Despite looking like teenagers, Laharl, Etna, and Flonne are all revealed to be well over a thousand years old.

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* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Despite looking like teenagers, Laharl, Etna, and Flonne are all revealed to be well over a thousand years old.old. Angels and demons age at 1/100th the rate as humans.
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