Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories is a sequel to the first game taking place on a new world with mostly new characters. The protagonist's group is tracking down the legendary Overlord Zenon to defeat him and put an end to his curse, which is turning humans into demons.

For characters that appear in multiple games in the series, see [[Characters/{{Disgaea}} the main character sheet]].
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!Protagonists

[[folder:Adell]]

!!!Voiced by: Creator/HikaruMidorikawa (JP), Shiloh Strong (EN)
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[[caption-width-right:160:Being anything but TheHero [[CatchPhrase just isn't his style]].]]

Adell is the main character of the game and apparently the last remaining unaltered human on Veldime. He has a strong sense of honor and duty, but he tends to favor rushing headfirst into situations and just beating up the problem. Despite this, he's actually fairly intelligent, but would rather solve things quickly. Furthermore, after awhile characters begin to note that he simply likes fighting for its own sake, which he denies by claiming that he's doing everything to fulfill his oaths and protect his family.

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

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* BloodKnight: He says he's doing everything just to help his family, but after seeing him get excited at the prospect of a hard fight one too many times Rozalin starts calling him a battle maniac.
* BodyguardCrush: He starts out guarding Rozalin because it's the honorable thing to do and refuses to treat her like a hostage. Later, the two begin "[[BelligerentSexualTension fighting.]]"
* BrilliantButLazy: Adell is entirely capable of being intelligent. He just doesn't feel like it most of the time, because bashing problems into a fine red pulp is a lot easier.
* CatchPhrase: These tropes [[EarWorm are just his style]].
* CutscenePowerToTheMax: Regardless of level, Adell will effortlessly block a Chaos Impact from a 1000-level Etna. [[HopelessBossFight The ensuing fight, however...]]
* DetachedSleeves: Wears long black fighting gloves instead of his bare fists.
* {{Determinator}}: Adell actually deals extra damage against opponents of higher level than himself, which is generally the default in Disgaea. Instory, he also puts himself in the way of attack that ought to kill him and keeps fighting.
* DoesNotLikeWomen: After a DealWithTheDevil gone sour, Adell defaults to disliking girls. He grudgingly admits that despite being a demon and a girl, Rozalin is still different.
* {{Fanboy}}: A 'Dark Hero Days' DLC reveals Adell to be a ''huge'' fan of Plenair. Rather than fighting her like other DLC characters, Adell will freak out and ask for her autograph, then hide in his room for two hours out of embarrassment, causing Plenair to join the group out of pity.
* TheFettered: What would Adell be without his oaths? Especially since, as mentioned above, he's loathe to acknowledge his love of battle.
* FieryRedhead: He's pretty calm normally, but when it comes to fighting he gets quite excited and fiery. Fiery enough to have fire based specials, even.
* GameplayAndStoryIntegration: Adell and Rozalin's combo attack chance rising as the story progresses, starting at 0% in chapter 1 and ending at 99%. A ghost teases that master/pupil relations have higher combo rates then tells them love ought to do the same. How are you two doing, by the way?
* GoodOldFisticuffs: Adell's strategy generally revolves around 'Punch it ''harder'' this time.' It works quite well.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Adell has some facial scars he got off of a succubus, but they're on his cheeks and aren't particularly visible.
* HappilyAdopted: He was left by his parents in the care of their best friends before they left to fulfill some other duty. [[spoiler:They were demon refugees who left to confront Zenon, but lost and were enslaved.]]
* HeroesFightBarehanded: Adell finds weapons [[CatchPhrase just not [his] style]], and fights barehanded. He ''can'' use other weapons, but he's not very good with them.
* HeroesPreferSwords: Averted. Adell is the only series protagonist to favor another weapon (fists) over swords. Swords are his second-best weapon, though. (Swords are, however, better weapons for using Adell's unique specials, which scale off of Adell's Attack stat instead of 50/50 Attack and Speed like Fist specials do.)
* HonorBeforeReason: Rozalin finds her trust in him frustrating and insensible since he actually knows for a fact that she's been lying to him.
* HotBlooded: Though normally calm, when he gets closer to an interesting fight he gets excited. During the tournament he begins weirding out his siblings by not being happy at the prospect of fighting Zenon.
* [[spoiler:HunterOfHisOwnKind: He thinks he's a human throughout the story due to his parents faulty memory and his own birth defect giving him normal ears, but he's actually a demon himself.]]
* IdiotHair: He has a massive red lock sticking up out of the top of his head... but he's actually not as dumb as he looks.
* IdiotHero: He always favors direct confrontations, though it turns out he's choosing to be that way. He ''could'' think through problems.
* IfItsYouItsOkay: Adell gets to a point where he doesn't hold Rozalin's incredible feminine sexiness against her. It takes a while.
* TheKnightsWhoSaySquee: When Pleinair is made available as DLC, the scene where she is recruited has Adell ask for her autograph instead of challenging her to battle. Unfortunately, he gets so embarrassed by what he did, he runs to his room in tears.
* LastOfHisKind: Known as the last unaltered human in Veldime. It turns out to be because [[spoiler:he was never a human in the first place. His adopted parents memory was muddled and they forgot that Shura and Selion, his parents, were demon refugees.]]
* OnlySaneMan: As far as Adell is concerned, he's the one normal guy surrounded by freaks.
* OverratedAndUnderleveled: He begins the game at Level 1, as befitting the hero of an RPG. But he's already traveled all over the world of Veldime looking for Overlord Zenon, and Veldime has some pretty dangerous regions to search through. When he couldn't find the Overlord, he instead traveled all over Veldime ''again'' to collect the ingredients his mother needed to summon Zenon -- which included killing a few mighty beasts. So, he's supposed to be much stronger in the story than his level in the game indicates. He even looks down on Rozalin at first despite her starting just as strong.
* PlayingWithFire: All of Adell's special attacks are fire-based.
* PowerFist: Adell's best weapons and the ones he uses instory regardless of what you equip him with are things like brass knuckles and heavy gloves.
* ThePowerOfTrust: Adell's sheer commitment to believing in Rozalin gets her to grudgingly stop attempting to get him killed and instead try to think of a way to compromise between her father and the humans.
* ThePromise: Whenever he's asked why he's going so far to do something, his only response is that he promised to do so and that he fulfills all his promises. [[spoiler:Even if you turn out to be a million year old ultra Overlord threatening to kill him and everyone he knows.]]
* RedheadedHero: Well, the red hair certainly makes him stand out and matches his personality and abilities.
* [[spoiler:SelfMadeOrphan: His parents are the boss of the penultimate chapter. Around the same time, his adopted parents remember what happened to them and indicate they'll tell Adell what happened to his parents after he finishes defeating Zenon.]]
* SheIsNotMyGirlfriend: Around chapter 10, Adell and Rozalin start going this way about each other. [[EveryoneCanSeeIt They don't fool anybody.]] As of ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 4| A Promise Unforgotten}}'', they now have trouble convincing people that they're not ''married''.
--> '''[[GenreSavvy Etna]]''': Awww, you have one of ''those'' kinds of relationship!
* ShoutOut: Really, Adell is a walking ShoutOut to the ''[[VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters King of Fighters]]'' series. [[http://imgur.com/v2MPYs8 Case in point]].
* SupportingProtagonist: He's TheHero, but Rozalin is the focus of the story.
* WeirdnessMagnet: He decides he must be a freak magnet in chapter six since all these weirdos keep picking fights and joining his group.
* WrongGenreSavvy: Assumes there is a reason that he isn't effected by Zenon's curse and that that is the reason he'll be able to defeat him. [[spoiler:He's half-right, it's just that the reason Zenon's curse doesn't turn him into a demon is because he's already one.]]
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[[folder:Princess Rozalin]]

!!!Voiced by: Creator/YukariTamura (JP), Creator/WendeeLee (EN)
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[[caption-width-right:160:[[http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3347/3274280395_73ac67bf5c_o.jpg If nothing else, Rozalin is the most well-dressed character.]]]]

Rozalin is the daughter of Overlord Zenon, though her very existence was a tightly guarded secret from the world. At the beginning of the game, Adell's mother attempts to summon Overlord Zenon, but only succeeds in getting Rozalin to appear, much to everyone's confusion. Bound by the summoning ritual, Rozalin cannot leave on her own and must help lead them to her father. Due to being kept in isolation, she is quite sheltered from the world and more than a little spoiled. Despite this, she turns out to be surprisingly nice and quickly becomes close to both Taro and Hanako. Still, she's quite arrogant and prickly, leading to [[BelligerentSexualTension much banter]] with Adell.

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* AdaptationalWimp: From gunfighting badass [[spoiler: with a SuperPoweredEvilSide]] to an untrained princess [[spoiler: whose full power is mostly unrevealed]].
* AmnesiacDissonance: Rozalin is a little grumpy but otherwise fairly friendly. [[spoiler:Overlord Zenon, though, is convinced that everyone will betray her and will kill them before they can.]]
* BadassPrincess: She does start out very weak, but halfway through the story she's much stronger. She's not a front line fighter, but it's indicated that her contribution to the fights is pretty high. Indeed, she gets annoyed or perhaps even hurt when Adell doesn't want to admit how good she's gotten.
* BerserkButton: Do ''not'' imply that Overlord Zenon does not care for her, or that Rozalin is not his true daughter. The fact that Rozalin reacts so strongly is more than a little telling about her own doubts.
* BuxomIsBetter: Her biggest critique of Etna is the demon lord's [[ACupAngst lack of breasts]].
* CatchPhrase: "For I am the one and only daughter of Overlord Zenon." [[spoiler:and, as her real self, "I am a being of solitude."]]
* ChainedHeat: Rozalin is bound to fulfill the terms of the summon and thus cannot leave on her own before she takes Adell to Zenon. If Adell were to break the summon instead, he would die. [[spoiler:Of course, neither one actually challenges this: If they had, either could have left easily.]]
* ChekhovsGun: The Four-Leaf Clover emblem that Rozalin displays as proof of her connection to Overlord Zenon. [[spoiler:It's actually a magical seal that keeps her SuperpoweredEvilSide in check. When she is first summoned by Adell's mother, a similar emblem appears and shatters, hinting at the emblem's true purpose as a seal]].
* DefrostingIceQueen: She starts off cold and hostile to Adell, but she grows attached to Hanako and Taro and eventually admits that she does not really want Adell to die anymore.
* DoomedHometown: After she's summoned, Zenon has her palace destroyed and her servants killed offscreen. [[spoiler:Fifteen years ago, he did the same to the Snow Clan that she reincarnated into.]]
* ErmineCapeEffect: Always wearing her dress. Sure it's LimitedWardrobe, but the effect is the same.
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: She starts off pretty weak and spoiled, but learns to fight over time. She still resists being a frontline combatant, though.
* FriendToAllChildren: Though hostile to Adell, she appreciates Hanako and Taro. She decides to make them her servants, something Taro embraces wholeheartedly.
* {{Gainaxing}}: She bounces with any large movement, even just walking a few spaces.
* GatlingGood[=/=]MoreDakka: Her "Rose Thorn" special ability.
* GameplayAndStoryIntegration
** Adell and Rozalin's combo attack chance rise as the story progresses, starting at 0% in chapter 1 and ending at 99%.
** In her backstory [[spoiler:she used the reincarnation feature to shed most of her power.]]
* GiantWaistRibbon: In addition to all the other ribbons on her dress. [[spoiler: Much like the other members of the Snow Clan]].
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Though a little [[{{Tsundere}} prickly]], Rozalin is a surprisingly caring person for someone raised on demon ethics.
* HeIsNotMyBoyfriend: Around chapter 10, Adell and Rozalin start going this way about each other. They don't fool anybody. As of ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 4| A Promise Unforgotten}}'', they now have trouble convincing people that they're not ''married''.
* HellishPupils: She has white, slitted pupils that Yukimaru notes is a common trait of the Snow Clan. Rozalin suggests that perhaps her mother was from there, though she doesn't know for sure. [[spoiler:Which is technically true. And so is her father. And neither one is Zenon.]]
* HelloNurse: Story and gameplay; Rozalin powers up nearby male units. One of her unique specials, Kneel Before Me, is also one of the best offensive buffs in the game, simultaneously raising every possible offensive stat except for Speed on up to five units.
* InstantRunes: To prove her lineage, she can make a giant four leafed clover appear, which is a known symbol of Zenon. [[spoiler:Of course, which Zenon isn't clear. She probably did it to herself, though.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: She's grumpy and arrogant, but she's also quite protective of people around her. Slowly mellows out to SpoiledSweet.
* KickingAssInAllHerFinery: Fights in a massive, bulky dress at all times.
* MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter: Substitute Overlord in for mad scientist and you've got it. She's sheltered and spoiled, but when she starts meeting more people she begins to get uneasy about what her father has been doing.
* MsFanservice: Her bouncy chest, skimpy and tight dress bodice, sweet yet haughty demeanor.
* {{Ojou}}: She's a rather sheltered princess, though she adapts pretty quickly to a poorer lifestyle after the summon.
* PimpedOutDress: She wears a huge poofy black dress covered with red and yellow trim and ribbons.
* TsurimeEyes
* RichBitch: Subverted. At first she and Tink scoff at Hanako's simple cooking, but she agrees to try it with little prompting and agrees that it's delicious.
* RoyalBlood: To anyone who asks or more frequently those who don't, she will proudly declare her lineage and relation to Overlord Zenon. [[spoiler:She's actually from a clan of ninja in this current incarnation. As Zenon, who knows?]]
* SmallGirlBigGun: Normally, she uses some variation of a handgun, but for her Rose Thorns skill she pulls out a pair of Gatling guns.
* [[spoiler:SuperPoweredEvilSide: If the seal on her is broken or weakened, her original memories return with her power. Doing so makes her powerful enough to give a beatdown on Laharl bad enough that he actually runs away as quickly as possible, but she then views everything as an enemy. Apparently, everyone Zenon has ever gotten close to betrayed her thus "[[CatchPhrase I am a being of solitude]]."]]
* TalkingToHerself: With Taro in the dub.
* {{Tsundere}}: She has characters calling her out on it and a database entry in ''VisualNovel/DisgaeaInfinite'' that uses her as an example. Type A.
* TomatoInTheMirror: [[spoiler:She's not the daughter of Overlord Zenon. She ''is'' Overlord Zenon.]]
* WellExcuseMePrincess: She's pretty critical of Adell's recklessness and love of fighting.
* WingedHumanoid: She sports a pair of large, batlike wings, though considering how little she uses them they're more of an accessory than anything. [[spoiler:Even when flying as Overlord Zenon she appears to be doing it with magic, not her wings.]]
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[[folder:Taro]]

!!!Voiced by: Creator/HiroShimono (JP), Creator/WendeeLee (EN)
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Taro is Adell's little brother. He has cowlike horns, dresses in white with black spots and has special abilities with milk. He's something of a momma's boy and rather timid, but he grows infatuated with Rozalin and requests to be her servant.

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* AmbidextrousSprite: That band-aid appears on both sides of his face in cut scenes, depending on which way he's facing.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: In the worst ending, [[spoiler:Adell, possessed by Zenon, brutally kills and devours him.]]
* HappinessInSlavery: He will, under his own volition, become Rozalin's slave and his title will change to "Rozy's Slave."
* MoralityPet: Both Rozalin and Axel show their kinder sides by making sure he's okay.
* PrecociousCrush: He has a huge crush on Rozalin and wants to be her servant. It even becomes his class when he joins.
* PutOnABus: Along with Hanako, Tink, and Yukimaru, he hasn't been released as a DLC character in future Disgaea games.
* RapidFireFisticuffs: His normal attack and "Crybaby Strikes" are him just flailing his fists around. But it's effective nonetheless, especially with him being a demon, and his counterattacking ability.
* StoneWall: Starts with decent movement but poor jump, but has 130% modifiers in Defense and Resistance, has a defense and res buffing technique, and an attack that lowers enemy attack, hit and intelligence, and also possesses a self-healing move, making him a useful "paladin" style [[note]]a style of tanking focused on reducing attack effectiveness then healing what gets through, as opposed to a "control" tank or a "blink" tank [[/note]] tank until the postgame.
* TalkingToHimself: With Rozalin in the dub.
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[[folder:Hanako]]

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

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* AgeInappropriateDress: She's 9 and wears tiny strips of white cloth.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: In the worst ending, [[spoiler:Adell, possessed by Zenon, brutally kills and devours her.]]
* FutureBadass: The final downloadable character is her 10 years in the future. You have to fight her to recruit her like the other DLC characters and afterward it seems as though she was basically beating the entire rest of the group using only a fraction of her power.
* FutureMeScaresMe: Her 10 years older future self does ''not'' take kindly to being summoned and seriously intimidates her.
* IChooseToStay: In the good ending [[spoiler:she leaves to be Etna's apprentice and find a way to permanently become a demon, since Adell's success turned her into a human. Her future self is back to a demon and, what's more, a demon lord on the level of an overlord just like her idol.]]
* MoralityPet: Etna's a lot nicer to her then she is to the rest of the party. [[spoiler:She even TakesTheBullet for her when Zenon strikes at the rest of the party.]]
* PutOnABus: Along with Taro, Tink, and Yukimaru, she hasn't been released as a DLC character in future Disgaea games.
** [[spoiler:Because Disgaea D2 is confirmed to take place before Disgaea 2, you won't get to see her in the Overlord's Castle]].
* SupremeChef: She's ''very'' good at cooking; everyone agrees. ''Everyone'' feels that way, including otherwise unpleasable beings such as Etna and Laharl. [[spoiler:Which ensures she'll be treated well under Etna's tutelage.]]
* TokenMiniMoe: She's your younger party member at nine, though Etna doesn't exactly look her age either.
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[[folder:Tink]]

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

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* {{Bishonen}}: His true form is a handsome teenager, though he's still a jerk.
* BalefulPolymorph: He was transformed into a floating frog by a mysterious attacker that he couldn't identify. At first he assumes it must have been Etna, but upon meeting her finds out she's nothing like the one who cursed him. Next he thinks it's Yukimaru based on dressing like his attacker, but decides it's not her either. The next guess is right. [[spoiler:It's Yukimaru's older brother.]]
* BatterUp: His "Nail Bat" attack, which would be pretty brutal if it wasn't shown as comic violence.
* ButtMonkey: He's constantly abused and attacked. Kinda deserves it too.
* CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys: He has the accent and the behavior, but there's no France in Veldime.
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: He gets jealous of Adell briefly when he joins, but it's not dwelt on further.
* TheDandy: In his true form, he dresses well and looks pretty effeminate.
* DirtyCoward: He's very easily intimidated and is only coming along because Rozalin is making him. That and wanting to get his true form back.
* FragileSpeedster: His blue form has great movement and high a speed stat, but as a fairly frail monster character Tink is pretty squishy.
* TheFriendNobodyLikes: Tink is an ass to everyone and is treated accordingly.
* {{Jerkass}}: He's entirely self centered and violent when he thinks he can get away with it.
* JustAStupidAccent: 'E speeks with ze French accent all ze time, oui?
* LethalJokeCharacter: His red form gets a stat buff from any adjacent female characters. Any adjacent Beastmaster, as well as Rozalin, trigger both his red form's buff and their own buff effects, giving him truly obscene stat bonuses of 150% or more.
* MotorMouth: His unique vocal trait in the Japanese dub.
* PutOnABus: Along with Hanako, Taro, and Yukimaru, he hasn't been released as a DLC character in future Disgaea games.
* SplitPersonality: He has a red and blue personality. The former is perverted and angry while the latter is polite and reserved, but both are still cowardly jerks. You can switch between them in combat: The red personality gets a boost from adjacent female characters while the blue form gets a more useful movement bonus, making him great for speeding through the item world quickly; it's tied with critical-health Mothmen for the longest possible movement.
* SuicideAttack: Tink's most powerful attack.
-->"Goodbye Tink: Tink sacrifices himself, [[ButtMonkey but nobody cares]]."
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: His design notes state he would've had a third personality.
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[[folder:Yukimaru]]

!!!Voiced by: Creator/KanaUeda (JP), Creator/LaraJillMiller (EN)
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[[caption-width-right:160:She's here to help, zam!]]

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

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

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* AntiquatedLinguistics: She uses the archaic 'de gozaru' in the Japanese version. She says young ninja do it to focus their chi.
* BadassAdorable: The cutest ninja in existence (at least in the Disgaea games).
* CutesyDwarf: She's 20, but looks 12.
* DoomedHometown: Zenon completely annihilated the Snow Clan's village prior to the start of the story. The only survivors were Yukimaru, her elder brother Fubuki, the village elder who saved them [[spoiler:and Rozalin, who was born there.]]
* DrivenToSuicide: PlayedForLaughs, she twice (reluctantly) attempts to kill herself for perceived failures or slights against her honor. The first time, the group tries to let her get on with it until it's clear she's waiting for them to object and the second time Adell tells her to knock it off.
* ElementalEyeColours: Blue eyes correlates to her ice powers.
* GenderBlenderName: Names ending in "-maru" are usually masculine. Fits with her brother, Fubuki, who has a feminine name.
* HighlyVisibleNinja: Although dressed in white, due to living in a snowy land, she still wears it where the camouflage wouldn't work.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja: One of the few survivors of an old ninja clan... who lived in a world that wouldn't actually need their services.
* AnIcePerson: Her attacks are ice related.
* NinjaLog: One of her unique skills has her doing this but with a snowman instead of a log.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Yukimaru is 20, and the oldest member of the team until Etna joins; she doesn't look a day over 12 and acts that way too.
* PutOnABus: Along with Hanako, Taro, and Tink, she hasn't been released as a DLC character in future Disgaea games.
* {{Seppuku}}: When she decides her mission is impossible, she says the honorable thing to do is to commit suicide. Adell reluctantly convinces her that she ought to use any method she has to win, like [[DefeatMeansFriendship forcing herself into the group that defeated her.]]
* VerbalTic: In the English version, she speaks mostly modern English but instead adds 'zam' to her sentences which is, again, supposedly to focus her chi. [[spoiler: When she drops this, it's a sign that her [[VoluntaryShapeshifting Henge-master of a brother]] is pretending to be her.]]

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!Antagonists

[[folder:Axel]]

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

Despite his [[CardCarryingVillain Dark Hero title]], Axel is actually a surprisingly decent guy. Though the Dark Hero has no scruples, Axel views it as a character he plays and is not really willing to do anything ''too'' evil. Which is what got him in trouble in the first place.

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* BelievingTheirOwnLies: He seems to be very good at spinning his own outlandish scenarios and wholeheartedly believing in them.
* BigDamnHeroes
** During chapter five he makes up for putting Taro in danger by playing a monster controlling flute no one else could use.
** During the last chapter, [[spoiler:he does it again... but then he goes and drops all the controlled monsters onto the crowd he tricked into coming.]]
* BigOlEyebrows: Shaped like lightning bolts!
* ButtMonkey: Axel tends to get abused, beaten and mocked whenever he appears. After the tournament, the universe stops trying to make him suffer.
* ChainedByFashion: Wears chains like bracelets.
* ChickMagnet: Manages to get a group of female followers in Axel Mode...except they're all monsters and a masochistic [[DudeLooksLikeALady crossdressing angel.]]
* ADayInTheLimelight: The UpdatedRerelease has Axel Mode, a prologue to the main game that explains why he's in Veldime in the first place.
* {{Determinator}}: He is utterly unshakable in his desire to regain his title.
* DirtyCoward: Cowardice is a good villainous trait, so he embraces it as the Dark Hero.
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: As shown in Axel Mode, he initially refuses to host the travel show in Veldime because it would separate him from his family.
* FriendToAllChildren: Axel is shown to be very good with kids (despite the majority making fun of him). His siblings adore him greatly. While Hanako and Taro mock Axel, Axel is shown to not actually harm them despite threatening them the entire time.
* GameplayAndStorySegregation: Axel is often called weak and pathetic by the majority of the cast but when you recruit him post game or face him in a boss, he's actually has stats about as good as Adell's and with comparable specials.
* GoldfishPoopGang: He's a boss fight for four of the first half a dozen chapters, but isn't taken seriously at all. During the last confrontation he says that of course he knows he can't win. That's not the point: The point is that that part can be edited out!
* GoodOldFisticuffs: Is strongest with punching weapons.
* HiddenDepths: Despite being called an idiot, Axel is shown to be very good in music and acting. In fact, Pink clearly states that if Axel focused a little more into the acting, he would be better off in this career than taking other jobs that concerned fighting. And Axel declares he's better at singing than fighting. He also has more baggage than your average ButtMonkey leading him to have lots of issues.
* HighCollarOfDoom: A dark hero can't be dark without one.
* HotBlooded: Though dumb, he's even more passionate than Adell.
* InferioritySuperiorityComplex: He actually does know that his career is in shambles and that nobody cares about him anymore. However, he hides this behind his arrogant and self centered attitude because he always tries to be in character.
* InformedAttribute: Axel is said to fail at everything he does and his concerts aren't worth going to. Axel is actually a good singer, though not so much when it comes to poetry.
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: Eventually, Adell feels so bad for beating him up all the time that he allows Axel to tag along to the first Zenon confrontation.
* InsaneTrollLogic: Frequently employs this, especially in his cameo appearances.
* InstrumentOfMurder: His guitar when he uses Shocking Soul or his Love Dynamite S.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He kidnaps Taro and Hanako, but the moment Taro is put in danger he's absolutely horrified and goes to rescue him himself. In his backstory he also ruined his Dark Hero career by refusing to play along with a script that was scaring his little brother and at the end of the game saves the protagonist's from a bunch of reinforcements.
* KnightTemplarBigBrother: Even when his brother isn't in real danger, he's not willing to let him down at all. As he puts it, he was a big brother before he was a Dark Hero.
* MasterActor: No one believes him when he claims such but shown in Dark Hero Days, he is shown to get into the character so well that he forgets his own personality. This is also shown in ''Disgaea 4'' where he calls himself Warden Axel and generally acts differently than he did in the second game. He tells the group that he fooled himself when acting and while no one believes him, Axel wouldn't go as low as [[spoiler: trying to shoot Valvatorez when his back is turned and hitting Artina instead.]]
* MusicalAssassin: Along with one of his special abilities Love Dynamite S, in the actual game, Axel is shown to be able to use music to his advantage which has lead to some BigDamnHeroes moments.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: When he endangers Taro, he's extremely upset. The director shrugs it off by saying it's the price of taking hostages, but Axel rejects his by saying Axel the person and Axel the Dark Hero are entirely different things.
* NobleDemon: Despite being a shameless underhanded bastard at times (which has to do with his acting more than his actual character), he does have something of a sense of honor -- Such as when he accidentally endangers Adell's AdorablyPrecociousChild brother in his vendetta. According to him, the Dark Hero will pull any dirty trick to win, but Axel the actual person is completely different and has a few places he draws the line.
* NotSoDifferent: There's several parallels between him and Adell. They specialize in the same weapons, both are HotBlooded, are devoted to their families, and cling to their respective ideals in the face of scorn and mockery. Axel goes along with what's expected of demons simply because that's what's expected of a Dark Hero. Axel even says at one point that he's adopted, though it's left vague as to whether it's true or not.
* PetTheDog
** After taking some hostages, when one is actually put in danger Axel immediately goes to help out.
** Axel Mode shows clearly that everything Axel does is for his family and that he'd trade his career away in a second for them. In fact, he already ''did.''
* PluckyComicRelief: For the most part, he's around to keep the mood from getting too gloomy. After the tournament when the plot gets more serious, he stops showing up so much.
* ThePollyanna: Despite the hardship he faces in Dark Hero Days and the treatment the casts give him, he generally remains positive.
* ThePowerOfRock: His special attacks tend to involve him playing the guitar... [[SubvertedTrope and then electrocuting people.]]
* RecurringBoss: He's fought in the first, second, fourth and seventh chapters.
* ShockAndAwe: Some of his attacks are electric based.
* SmallNameBigEgo: He is generally forgotten by the public image but continues to get himself back on TV. However...
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: His Japanese name is either romanized as Akutare (straight from the original katakana) or Octalley.
* StepfordSmiler: He acts goofy when other people are around, but when by himself or with just the director it's clear that he's pretty anxious about his inability to get back into the spotlight and support his family.
* TechnicalPacifist: During Dark Hero Days, Axel mumbles to himself that he hates fighting more than anything. However his character roles and the fact that he's a demon forces him to fight as he would rather run away than deal damage to the opponent...which is why he's almost always getting beaten up by the other characters.
* ThemeMusicPowerUp: The incredibly [[SugarWiki/CrowningMusicOfAwesome awesome]] "White Tiger". Subverted in that the boss battle against him where it first comes into play isn't all that difficult. Played straight when it finally appears in Axel Mode.
* ThrowTheDogABone: In the ending, [[spoiler:he has regained his infamy and reputation by pretending the entire Zenon thing was a hoax.]]
* UnknownRival: In the Netherworld tournament, Axel refers to Adell as his rival and Adell wonders how beating him up all the time makes them rivals.
* UnusualEyebrows: He has eyebrows shaped like lightning bolts.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: He always wears a loose white jacket that leaves his chest exposed.
* WorthIt: Getting beat up by demon overlords for tricking him was worth the price for all the fame and girls he got.
* YouShallNotPass: It seems he pulls this at the midpoint of chapter 13 [[spoiler:but he actually just lures all the baciel away and drops them onto an audience he had gathered.]]

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[[folder:Fubuki]]

!!!Voiced by: Creator/TakehitoKoyasu (JP), Creator/KirkThornton (EN)
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[[caption-width-right:160:"Even though my eyes see no light, my heart sees everything."]]


Yukimaru's elder brother. Figuratively and literally blind in his attempts to avenge his clan on Zenon, and perfectly willing to murder Rozalin to draw him out.

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* AnAxeToGrind: Both figuratively and literally, as his stats and proficiencies favor axes.
* AFatherToHisMen: Once he takes in [[spoiler: Etna's prinny squad]], he retrains them from incompetent bumblers into a fearsome and dangerous fighting force, using loyalty rather than fear to motivate them.
* BlindWeaponmaster: Unlike Axel, Fubuki is consistently treated as an extremely competent and deadly threat in spite of his disbility. However, the main drawback of his preferred weapons, axes, is low accuracy.
* ByTheEyesOfTheBlind: Is able to discern a number of things about Rozalin that even *she* doesn't know, possibly using AuraVision.
* CainAndAbel: He and Yukimaru both have the same goal, but while Yukimaru is honorable and friendly, Fubuki is aggressive, cold and ruthless.
* [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn: After killing Fake!Zenon once and seeing that it doesn't stick, he returns in the endgame to assist in a mission and teach Yukimaru her most powerful special. He can later be recruited as a bonus character.]]
* RevengeBeforeReason: Rejects almost every attempt to talk him down or reason with him.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: He's out to destroy Zenon and anyone associated with him. He first comes into conflict with the group when he attacks Rozalin on the hunch that killing her will make Zenon appear.
* TheUnfettered: Unlike his honorable sister, there is very little he will not do to draw out and kill Zenon.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: His Henge arts allow him to disguise himself as a variety of other living things. Prinnies, snowmen, [[spoiler: Yukimaru...]]

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[[folder:Overlord Zenon]]

!!!Voiced by: Creator/NorioWakamoto (JP), Creator/LexLang (EN)
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[[caption-width-right:160:Why yes, he ''is'' voiced by Creator/NorioWakamoto. [[ObviouslyEvil Why do]] [[PigeonholedVoiceActor you ask?]]]]

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

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

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* AdaptationalVillainy: Inverted in the manga, in which he is a much rounder character.
* BackFromTheDead: He's killed twice before you get a chance to fight him. First, he underestimates Etna and gets stomped then does it again to Fubuki. [[spoiler:The True Zenon eventually vaporizes him.]]
* TheBattleDidntCount: [[spoiler:After you beat him, he just summons up more power from his curse and defeats your party.]]
* BigBad: Adell and the rest of the group are pursuing him in order to end the curse on Veldime or get revenge respectively. Rozalin just wants to meet him, though.
* CaptainOblivious: Unless specifically told something, he's completely unaware of what's going on in the world or even in his tournament. So when the location of his castle is put on the news, the first thing he says upon meeting the party (after being attacked by multiple Overlords throughout the day) is "How does everyone know where I live?!"
* CurbStompBattle: After the final battle, he powers up more and flattens the party, [[spoiler:only to be on the receiving of one when the true Zenon is awakened.]]
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: When Rozalin appears before him, he appears controlling but concerned. [[spoiler:It's all an act. It was his idea of revenge on her. In the manga, it appears he did grow to care.]]
* FinalBoss: The last level is a fight against him all by himself. That is, unless you're a complete jerk and keep teamkilling Rozalin [[spoiler:which causes a boss fight against the True Zenon and the bad end even if you win.]]
* ResurrectiveImmortality: He's killed several times through the story, but it doesn't stick so long as he has human consciences to drain.
* UnderestimatingBadassery: He has a real bad habit of this, which tends to work out badly. First, he fails to realize that despite the title Etna is much stronger than he is. Then he gets oneshotted by Fubuki, necessitating another revival. [[spoiler:Finally, at the end, he first assumes he can easily beat Adell's group, requiring him to drain more power to actually do so and risk mass revolt. ''Then'' he picks a fight with the real Zenon and finally dies for good.]]
* UnknownRival: [[spoiler:After he brags about his scheme for twisted vengence, True Zenon's response is, "Why should I care?"]]

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!Other characters

Below are characters that serve mixed roles that are neither supportive nor entirely antagonistic. Both entries are unavoidably spoilery and should therefore be viewed with caution, especially the latter.

[[folder:The Masked Servants of Zenon]]

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

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* TheAtoner: [[spoiler:They do not serve Zenon by choice and have committed many crimes in his name.]]
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: When seeing how nice they are, Adell is puzzled. Instory, they speculate that perhaps they're altered humans with some of their conscience left. [[spoiler:Nope! They're just demons who are basically normal people.]]
* CoDragons: The pair are Zenon's most powerful servants and the only two seen to interact with him directly.
* EnigmaticMinion: It's not quite clear why they work for Zenon for quite some time, leaving it mysterious as to why Selion keeps helping Adell out. [[spoiler:They've been enslaved and their memories wiped, but Selion can still sort of tell who Adell is.]]
* [[spoiler:ICannotSelfTerminate]]: The dialogue before the fight reveals to the protagonist's group that [[spoiler:they were demon refugees who tried to stop Zenon and failed, losing their free will in the process]]. They beg Adell to [[spoiler:"release us from these husks!"]]
* [[spoiler:LukeIAmYourFather]]: After the boss fight with them [[spoiler:Adell's adoptive father finally remembers what happened to Adell's parents and who they were, but of course Adell just gave them a MercyKill. He doesn't know who they were, but his adoptive parents say they have something to tell him after he gets home.]]
* MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch: [[spoiler:They really are demons, but they're perfectly decent people who just wanted to live in peace as humans.]]

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[[folder:Spoiler Character]]

!!! Voiced by: Creator/YukariTamura (JP), Creator/WendeeLee (EN)

After the tournament, questions begin to arise about whether the man the group have been searching for and just confronted is actually the true Zenon, especially after he was easily defeated by Etna and treats Rozalin quite callously. Seeing as the power and attitude don't seem to match their expectations, the group decides there must be a real Overlord Zenon, but are uncertain as to whether he would be related to what is going on.

If this is true, then where is he? Was he imprisoned by the fake? Does he employ the fake to fool assassins? Does he even know what's going on?

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* AntiVillain: Zenon is extremely powerful and dangerous to everyone, but it's actually a fairly sympathetic portrayal: [[spoiler:First, she's becoming something fundamentally inhuman. Second, it's implied that everyone she has known has betrayed her over the course of her long, long life.]]
* AxCrazy: Zenon is one of the most powerful beings in the entire setting and has started to become something other than a demon. Apart from this, Zenon is also incredibly paranoid.
* BlackEyesOfCrazy: Zenon's eyes are completely black apart from the red irises.
* CatchPhrase: Most of what Zenon says is variations on "Are you my enemy" or the more undirected "I am a being of solitude."
* CreepyMonotone: Zenon speaks with very little emotion.
* CurbStompBattle: Zenon absolutely flattens [[spoiler:Laharl at the tower and later the fake Zenon.]] The former is especially impressive given that [[spoiler:Laharl has canonically beaten Baal before, but simply had to run here before she could kill him.]]
* {{Deconstruction}}: [[spoiler: Demons fighting and backstabbing each other to become the Overlord is generally used for comedy, but Zenon shows just how psychologically damaging and horrible such a world can be.]]
* EldritchAbomination: After fighting off challengers for eons, Zenon eventually grew too powerful and started to become something much worse than a demon. [[spoiler:Reincarnation and a power seal offered a way out until some idiots woke her up again.]]
* HadesShaded: Zenon's skin is a few shades darker than [[spoiler:princess Rozalin's]] as well as darkening all over in general.
* ImAHumanitarian: In the worst ending, [[spoiler:Zenon devours Taro and Hanako.]]
* KnightOfCerebus: While wholly evil, the fake Zenon is also sorta comical. The real one? [[spoiler:She will simply kill anyone she sees and maybe eat you if she feels like it.]]
* [[spoiler:LoveRedeems]]: In the good/canon ending, [[spoiler:Adell either suppresses the Zenon personality or actually gains her trust, reverting her to Rozalin. How? With a kiss, of course.]]
* TheOlderImmortal: Most of the demons seen are on the order of a few thousand years old with Seraph Lamington being about ten thousand years old. Zenon? Zenon is stated to be on a ''million'' year reign of terror.
* OmnicidalManiac: Zenon has killed a thousand Overlords and is hostile to anyone in their presence. [[spoiler:Not exactly by choice, however. Zenon slowly started becoming something worse than a demon and even the sane side of her personality was incredibly paranoid, fearing betrayal from anyone who got close to her.]]
* {{Reincarnation}}: [[spoiler:Tired of fighting and fearing what she was becoming, Zenon fled to a backwater world and reincarnated into an obscure demon clan hoping to escape fighting. The fake Zenon tracked her down, however.]]
* [[spoiler:SamusIsAGirl]]: Nobody knows much of anything about Zenon since anyone who meets him tends to quickly die [[spoiler:but 'he' is actually inaccurate. Zenon is female.]]
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: The true Zenon doesn't care about Veldime [[spoiler:except in that it was a quiet world to get lost in and start over.]] However, [[spoiler:the fake tracked her down and set up camp there.]]
* WalkingSpoiler: Once you know there's a real Zenon, you know the story isn't as simple as it looks.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: If Zenon's dialogue is anything to go by, [[spoiler:she has been betrayed by essentially everyone. Servants, friends, everyone. She doesn't trust ''anyone'' anymore.]]
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