For characters that appear in multiple games in the series, see [[Characters/{{Disgaea}} the main character sheet]]. Character Tropes from ''[[VideoGame/DisgaeaDimension2 Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness]]'' should also go here.
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!!!Characters Introduced in Disgaea: Hour of Darkness.

[[folder:Laharl]]
!!!Voiced by: KaoriMizuhashi (JP), Creator/BarbaraGoodson (EN)
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[[caption-width-right:350: Our Hero. [[SarcasmMode Yeah, right]].]]
->Main character of the first game and Prince of the Netherworld. After waking up from a two year "nap" and discovering that his father, King Krichevskoy, has died some time ago, Laharl sets upon claiming the throne for himself. Laharl is cocky, spoiled, and quick-tempered. How much of this is real and how much of it is a front he puts up to feel powerful is a question that most of his vassals ponder. He also has a physical aversion towards optimism and well-endowed women.

Tropes associated with Laharl:
* AbdicateTheThrone: [[spoiler:In the Item God 2 ending, Laharl decides he is not ready to be Overlord yet and hands the title over to Etna.]]
* AccidentalMisnaming: He is not very fond of the pet name "Harlie" Jennifer decided to give him. Not like it'll stop her from calling him that.
* [[spoiler: AChildShallLeadThem: About halfway through the game he becomes the Overlord, and even though he is 1313 years old, he appears to be mentally and physically about 13.]]
* AesopAmnesia: He goes back to his NobleDemon CardCarryingVillain self in his subsequent appearances, though they've mostly been cameos.
** He seems to be aware that he is under the influence of this trope: "This series treats me worse and worse with each passing game. I demand a valid explanation for this." - [[VideoGame/Disgaea3AbsenceOfJustice Laharl]].
** ''Disgaea D2'' shows that his CharacterDevelopment is still there, he just doesn't exactly show it.
* AllergicToLove: In episode 5, Laharl actually [[Main/GameplayAndStoryIntegration loses statistics]] when lustful demons accost him with [[Main/CareBearStare words of encouragement, love, and kindness]].
* AllGenesAreCoDominant: Averted - Laharl's mother was human, but his status as a HalfHumanHybrid is never brought up in the games [[spoiler: though it is in the novels]], he exhibits all of the traits of demons, and [[spoiler: like all Overlords]] he's extremely powerful.
* AllThereInTheManual: In the games' canon, his aversion to busty women is [[PlayedForLaughs played for many laughs and jokes at his expense]]. [[LightNovel/DisgaeaNovels The novels]], though not canon to the games, paint a much darker story; Laharl's aversion to busty women was instilled into him by his aunt, a well-endowed demon that [[spoiler: abused him quite severely after his mother's death (for an century's worth, no less), on the account that no one with human blood should take the throne of the Overlord.]]
** D2 appears to {{retcon}} this, as it's strongly implied his phobia is due to the fact that [[BuxomIsBetter Ranier]] used to babysit him, and her idea of how to make an infant sleep is to [[DeadBabyComedy smother him into unconsciousness]] with her considerable assets.
*** However according to the [[AllThereintheManual D2 special edition artwork]], its implied that Rainier could very well be lying to Laharl to get Laharl to let his guard down around her.
* AloofBigBrother: To Sicily in ''Disgaea D2'', though it's justified since he doubts she's actually his sister. [[spoiler: He subtly grows out of this, even before learning he actually is Sicily's brother.]]
* AnOddPlaceToSleep: Laharl sleeps in a coffin, despite not being a vampire.
* AntiHero/ NominalHero/ AntiVillain (Type I): [[NobleDemon According to him.]]
* BarbieDollAnatomy: Laharl's chest is always completely exposed, but is never drawn with nipples.
* HairAntennae: Deliberately styled to make himself [[TheNapoleon look taller]].
** HereditaryHairstyle: It also seems to run in the family.
* {{Backstory}}: [[labelnote:There will be spoilers.]]Laharl was born of the Queen, wife of the King Krichevskoy; Overlord of the Netherworld. Krichevskoy was so thrilled by his son's birth that he froze the ocean. Laharl was raised with love and care, his own mother preached to him about love regularly. He was also scolded by his mother whenever he did something bad, because she wanted to raise him to be a kind boy. He became greatly attached to his parents, especially his mother, but one day he was infected with a rare and deadly disease that could not be cured by normal means. The life of one who loved him was required to save him; the Queen took her own life to do just that, despite Krichevskoy's effort to stop her. From that point on Laharl hated and repressed the feeling and concept of love because it was his mother's love for him that drove her to kill herself. This repression of love was so strong that he did not even mourn his mother's death, but shut away his feeling of sorrow. He also became physically averse to the love phrases his mother had preached to him. Laharl came to distance himself from his father, going so far as to claim he hated him, but lived a comfortable life at the Overlord's Castle ordering and complaining to the servants at his own leisure. One day after his 1310 birthday decided Laharl to take 10 days nap, meanwhile Tyrant Overlord Baal attacked the Netherworld and Krichevskoy had use up all his energy to seal him. Later Etna poisoned Laharl at Maderas command, causing Laharl to sleep for over two years. Etna eventually woke him up and told him about his father's demise. Sequentially Laharl went on a quest to become the Overlord.[[/labelnote]]
* {{Badass}}
** BadassAdorable: Emotionally vulnerable, cute as a button, and [[spoiler: as of a cameo in ''ZettaiHeroProject'', is apparently strong enough to burn modern-day Earth to the ground.]]
** BadassArmFold: Default pose.
** CulturedBadass: Yes, believe it or not. Laharl does indeed know how to be sophisticated and how to behave himself at formal affairs.
** [[spoiler: HeartbrokenBadass: Too young to fall in love, but he is absolutely devastated in the end because of Flonne's fate. How bad it turns out depends on the ending you get.]]
* BadBoss: In chapter eight, he speculates that ''maybe'' making the prinnies work 20 hours a day with no days off was a ''bit'' harsh.
** In ''VisualNovel/DisgaeaInfinite'', when he thinks one of them tried to kill him, he gives them SadisticChoice between working for free, or if they try to run, he'll force them to work while TAKING their money.
* [[BattleCry Battle Cries]]: "Ora! Here I come!" "Wha! Ha! Bite the dust!" "Here I come! Haaahahahaha!" "Die".
* BeneathTheMask: Laharl tries his very best to be completely perceived as an evil demon, but his more positive qualities, like his [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold forgiving, noble and strangely kind nature]], is regularly provoked to the surface throughout the game.
* BerserkButton: You do '''not''' sacrifice your life to save another's, ''especially his'', regardless of your rank or status in his Netherworld. Period. The consequences for doing so are dire to both friend and foe, to say the least.
** While he definitely thinks of himself as the superior Overlord, Laharl still clearly holds his father in very high regard, and using Krichevskoy's name in vain is a guaranteed invitation for a beatdown, as Garungun would find out the hard way when attempting to pass off a random prinny as a reborn Krichevskoy.
*** Laharl: ''Etna. Do it.''
* BadLiar: All his attempts to hide his nicer side to him. Nobody ever buys it, even Flonne sees through him.
* {{BFS}}: Most artwork depicts him as carrying one that's bigger than he is.
* BigBrotherInstinct: Subtly develops one towards Sicily [[spoiler: even before learning she really is his sister.]]
* [[BigBrotherWorship Big Sister Worship]]: Towards Etna. She's not his real sister, but she was practically raised by his father and the nature of their relationship is very similar to that of siblings. His worship of her is not obvious, [[WellDoneSonGuy but it's implied that he craves recognition and respect from her]]. She, on the other hand, seems to see him as a AnnoyingYoungerSibling.
* BlushSticker: [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Mammy_1496.png Baby Laharl,]] drawn by the series artist Takehito Harada.
* BonusBoss: His appearances in games when he isn't the main character.
* BrattyHalfPint: Canonically, his height is four feet and five inches tall - not that anyone would pick up on that if his impressively sized ego was all they were measuring.
* [[spoiler: BreakTheHaughty: The ending where Flonne was sentenced to be a flower for all eternity because of Laharl can be seen as this. Even the traditional Bad Ending where he sacrifices his life to save Flonne counts, though it's a lesser example.]]
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Laharl's got some strange ideas of what it means to be an Overlord. If money is needed, it's time to loot some noble's mansion [[note]]Though to be fair, they stole it from his castle first.[[/note]]. Assassin angels/[[LoveFreak Love Freaks]] are potential recruits. Laughing evilly on a regular basis is a requirement. Ideal Overlord tasks are [[PokeThePoodle making it rain pepper so the humans will sneeze their nostrils out or deprive children of their sleep by giving them addictive video games]]. Heroes should not just be defeated; enslavement is the way to go. Granted, demon standards of evil lie on this level generally, anyways - Laharl's theme song proclaims not washing his hands after going to the bathroom and playing with fire as pillars of wickedness.
* ButNowIMustGo: [[spoiler:In the ending you get if you've beaten the Item God 2, it looks like Laharl has killed Lamington, but it turns out he's still alive. Mid Boss comes and explains the situation and Flonne is returned to normal. Laharl declares that if he acted so quickly in anger he is not ready to be the Overlord and teleports away.]]
* ButtMonkey: More so in the light novels, but he still has some moments in the game as well.
* ByronicHero: A comedic version.
* CardCarryingVillain: "...The pendant is telling me that my heart is wicked. That's good to know." [[spoiler:When someone who has evil in their heart touches the pendant, it will burn them. Vulcanus was [[LightIsNotGood burned by it after he stole it from Flonne in the same episode]], and unlike Laharl, it was too hot for him to even hold onto.]]
* CapeWings: According to ''[[AllThereInTheManual The World of Disgaea]]'' artbook, Laharl had this ability with his scarf, though it never made it into the game. It does show up in the [[MakaiSenkiDisgaea anime]], [[spoiler: though you have to wonder how he managed to take down a ''space'' armada without the ability to fly]].
* ColonyDrop: His ultimate exclusive skill, Meteor Impact.
** DeathFromAbove
* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: It's convenient for the plot, [[OrphansOrdeal but not much else]].
* CrazyConsumption: After tasting Hanako's delicious food he thinks she used Zombie Juice make it so good. Hanako takes this as an insult.
* {{Crossdresser}}: Purely {{Fanon}}, but it is a popular theory as to what the [[EmbarrassingOldPhoto embarrassing picture]] depicts him doing.
** Which is HilariousInHindsight after his GenderBender in ''Disgaea D2''...
* CrossdressingVoices: He's voiced by Barbara Goodson and KaoriMizuhashi.
* CrutchCharacter: He can solo the entire main story if you grind a bit, but this is not the way to conquer the bonus content.
* CurbStompBattle: He gives one to the ''Disgaea 2'' party during the main storyline, and is on the receiving end of one just afterwards when he unknowingly awakens Rozalin's SuperpoweredEvilSide.
* CuteIsEvil: Cute? You bet! Evil? [[CardCarryingVillain He likes to think so.]]
* CuteLittleFangs[=/=]FangsAreEvil: In his default state and less negative emotions, his fangs seem small and adds to his cute look, but when he's pissed off, his mouth will open wide and reveal two fangs that, more than anything else, resemble shark teeth.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: You wouldn't expect it from a Disgaea game, but the [[LightNovel/DisgaeaNovels novels]] say otherwise.
* DeadpanSnarker: He has his moments.
* DeceasedParentsAreTheBest: Laharl's mother was a loving woman and his father a righteous man - both conveniently dead. Deconstructed in that his mother's death had a hugely negative impact on him [[spoiler: and his father, being reincarnated as Mid-Boss, is by technicality still alive.]]
* DefeatMeansFriendship: Most of the characters join him this way, but he always claims it's to make use of their skills as his vassals. He refuses to acknowledge that his decisions were influenced by friendship, love, or otherwise.
* [[DefrostingIceQueen Defrosting Ice Prince]]: He starts out distant, constantly irritable, and condescending, but eventually warms up to Flonne and Etna.
* DemotedToExtra: Over the years, Etna and Flonne have appeared in more spinoffs while Laharl has fewer significant appearances.
* {{Determinator}}: His superior persistence is one of the attributes he is the most proud of. He won't let anything get in his way of what he wants.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: 10 years after the game in the novels, Laharl manages to deliver a [[CurbStompBattle completely one-sided beatdown]] to ''[[EldritchAbomination Baal]]'', and for additional humiliation, let his team of [[ButtMonkey prinnies]] loose on Baal after his defeat. It's not Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu anymore - more like [[UpToEleven Did You Just Sue Cthulhu Ten Billion HLs and Make Him Your Slave]]?
* DodgeTheBullet: In ''Disgaea 2'', Etna and Flonne gets pissed at Laharl for various reasons and attacks him with swords and guns. He dodges all of the initial blows, though just barely, and shows off some nice foot work. He does this occasionally in ''VisualNovel/DisgaeaInfinite'' as well.
* DontYouDarePityMe: [[VisualNovel/DisgaeaInfinite "Don't give me that look of pity. I just had a bad concussion. Bad enough that I lost my memory of getting a concussion."]]
* DramaticWind: Wind follows Laharl constantly during battle, making his scarf billow. Interestingly, it has become a tradition among [[Characters/Disgaea2CursedMemories Disgaea]] [[Characters/Disgaea3AbsenceOfJustice main]] [[Characters/Disgaea4APromiseUnforgotten characters]] to have a DramaticWind following them during battle.
* DudeWheresMyRespect: In ''VideoGame/DisgaeaDimension2'', many demons aren't even aware he's the overlord, and the Krichevskoy Group doesn't even take him for a threat.
* TheDutifulSon: Does not have any siblings[[note]]Until ''VideoGame/DisgaeaDimension2''[[/note]], but [[spoiler: Vyers]] calls him "quite the dutiful son" in the manga, which is very true; Lahal is quite devoted to his duty as per his heritage.
* ElementalPunch: His Blazing Knuckle move is fire-based and runs off his physical attack stat.
* EmotionallyTongueTied: [[VisualNovel/DisgaeaInfinite "C, congra-... Aghh! I said, congratulations!"]].
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: Even at his worst he doesn't deny he loved his mom.
* [[EvenEvilHasStandards Even Overlords Have Standards]]: Despite a CardCarryingVillain who loves to plunder and kill everything, there are several lines Laharl will never cross. Case in point, Jennifer's sex-ed and [[RapeIsASpecialKindofEvil rape]], and he actually takes offense to accusations of demons as tentacle monsters.
** Despite the fact that most demons approve of underhanded tactics, Laharl considers taking hostages low class and brushes off the Krichevskoy Group's suggestion of using Sicily as a hostage against the angels in ''Disgaea D2''.
* EvilEyebrows: Different from normal evil eyebrows in that each look like a straight line, but they have the same effect as it makes him look perpetually angry even though he is not. He usually sports an ambiguous smile and acts rather content, but he's chronically irritable and never stays content for long.
* EvilLaugh: "Laughing is very important to an Overlord!"
** AnnoyingLaugh: Etna thinks so; "Ugh, that stupid laugh...".
** SignatureLaugh: A high-pitched "Ahhh-hahahahaha!"
* EvilOverlord: In training.
* TheEvilPrince: Laharl thinks he is this; he even claims he was ready to dethrone his father before he went and croaked on his own. [[NobleDemon Of course, that only applies for a certain level of evil]].
* ExposedToTheElements: Laharl is one of the least dressed characters NIS has ever created, yet he never makes any remarks about changing temperatures, despite adventuring to parched lakes of lava and frozen tundras.
* ExpressiveEars: They move ever so slightly along with his mood.
* ExpressiveHair: Laharl's antennas changes shape according to his current emotion. For example, they will curl up in shape when Laharl is lightly surprised, sharpen if he is annoyed and be perfectly erect if he is angry.
* [[ExpressiveAccessory Expressive Scarf]]: Like his antennas, his scarf will change shape in accordance with his mood.
* FantasticRacism: Laharl is a victim of this in the novels, [[spoiler: where his aunt and uncle organizes a resistance against his reign because he is half human.]]
* FingerlessGloves: He wears these over his gold bracers in ''Disgaea D2''
* FreakyFashionMildMind: Laharl simply wears a [[ScarfOfAsskicking scarf]] and [[ExposedToTheElements short shorts]], making it look like he is confused about what season it is. Subverted when it turns out [[CardCarryingVillain he's still]] [[NobleDemon not exactly]] [[BrattyHalfPint mild]], but in a completely different way than he exhibits through his appearance.
* FetalPositionRebirth: In the opening art of the game Laharl can be seen sleeping in a loose fetal position floating in a void under the Red Moon, and in the Red Moon chapter Laharl is figuratively reborn by rediscovering love.
* FriendlessBackground: When Laharl was asleep for two years, people just assumed that he was dead or simply forgot about him. No one cares beyond that, except Etna who wanted to use him for her own gain, and one of his vassals who expressed disappointment that she didn't get to use the grave she dug for him.
* GenderBender: In ''A Brighter Darkness,'' the Celestia flowers blooming in the Netherworld have the side effect of turning him into a well-endowed woman. This only lasts a whole episode, and his...er, her new looks causes Laharl to get a lot of popularity in the Netherworld (only as female Laharl, though).
** [[FirstLawOfGenderBending First and ]][[SecondLawOfGenderBending Second Laws of Gender Bending]]: A rare situation where the two laws contradict each other. Etna points out that adjusting to your changes reverts you to how you were before. The two different endings for the episode adhere to one law or the other. [[spoiler: Players can enforce both laws in the postgame, turning him back with a bill about him wanting to be popular again. Attempts to change back to a guy once again are met with a bill 100 times more expensive, and almost total opposition from the Dark Assembly.]]
* GenerationXerox: Laharl's father does his best to invoke this trope, [[spoiler: by working with Lamington to have Laharl become best friends with an angel of high expectations like himself and further the work to unite the Netherworld and Celestia that he started]]. It is also mentioned that Laharl and King Krichevskoy are rather similar. Laharl probably inherited his big [[SmugSuper ego]] from his [[{{Narcissist}} father]].
* GlorySeeker: He desires to be respected and looked ''up'' to, and absolutely hates to be disrespected.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: Laharl sports bright yellow eyes when extremely annoyed and glowing red eyes when agonized or enraged,
* GoodHurtsEvil: Being horribly allergic to love and optimism makes Laharl Disgaea's prominent example of this, but any evil being can be hurt by Flonne's pendant, light or dark.
* {{Greed}}: No one is touching ''his'' allowance, even if it is vassals late for their paychecks, and has been called stingy by Etna several times.
* HairTriggerTemper: It would be easier to create a list of things that don't annoy him.
* HairstyleInertia: Laharl may have been born with his current hairstyle if his baby picture from Takehito Harada is any indication.
* HalfHumanHybrid: His mother is human, but most people still refer to him as a demon, if only for convenience's sake. Oddly, his half-human status is never even mentioned in the games proper, though in the novels [[spoiler: it's an important part of his {{Backstory}}.]]
* HatesBeingAlone: Possess some severe abandonment issues thanks to the death of his mother.
* HatesBeingTouched: It's never stated directly that he hates to be touched, but the few times someone has approached him closely, he has reacted negatively, especially if said person is well-endowed.
* HeavySleeper: In the intro to the first game, Laharl wakes up from a two-year nap, with Etna ''violently'' waking him up. [[spoiler:Said nap was due to poison by Etna, but considering that he initially meant for it to be a ''ten-day'' nap, he's still playing the trope straight.]]
** She had tried to wake him up by attacking him with various deadly weapons and even when it took over a year to wake him up and it did [[MadeOfDiamond not seem to hurt him the slightest]].
** AsleepForDays: And years when DeepSleep is necessary!
** [[GoodMorningCrono Good Morning Prince]]
* HellishPupils
* TheHero: [[NobleDemon Sort of.]]
* HiddenHeartOfGold: He does genuinely care about Flonne and Etna, and later Sicily, even if he won't admit it.
* HisStoryRepeatsItself: [[spoiler:Sacrifice seems to be very a common theme with Laharl. When he was inflicted with a deadly disease, his mother sacrificed her life to cure him, causing him to reject love altogether. At the end of the game, he watches Flonne sacrifice her life so that he and the rest will not suffer Lamington's punishment, causing him to lash out the Seraph. Then, after defeating the Seraph, Laharl attempts to sacrifice his life to bring Flonne back, though whether or not he does so depends on the ending (canonically, Flonne is revived thanks to Laharl sparing Lamington despite his anger).]]
** In ''Disgaea D2'', [[spoiler:Sicily attempts to offer her life to Xenolith for the safety of the other angels, but Laharl refuses to let her do it. Laharl even notes that she's acting just like their mother. Sadly, if the player gets one of the bad endings, Sicily sacrifices her life to stabilize the Netherworld despite Laharl pleading her not to.]]
* HopelessBossFight: The first fight with him in ''Disgaea 2'', he's level 1200, making him strongest enemy encountered during the main story.
* HostileShowTakeOver: Attempts this in ''Disgaea 2'', but by that point [[VillainForgotToLevelGrind the cast is strong enough to defeat him]].
* [[spoiler: HowDareYouDieOnMe: Laharl's reaction to Flonne's death in the ending. "You're going to abandon me, like my mother did? I didn't give you permission! Is this what you call love? If it is, then I'll never believe in love! Ever!".]]
* HotBlooded: Comes along with his CardCarryingVillain status; he's quick to anger, has a massive ego, and [[LargeHam can often get hammy]] in his remarks.
* HumanMomNonhumanDad
* HumbleHero: [[GlorySeeker Mostly inverted,]], but he has a unusual tendency to become embarrassed when praised:
-->''Hmph...Quit complimenting me so much. It's embarrassing.''
* HumongousMecha: The Laharl Kaiser V as Disgaea 4 DLC.
* HundredPercentAdorationRating: One might not think this would apply to Laharl, but according to his description in ZettaiHeroKaizouKeikaku he is loved by his subjects. [[spoiler:Averted in ''VideoGame/Disgaea2CursedMemories'', where almost all of his closest vassals have left him, including the servant Prinnies, during his feud with Etna.]]
** ''VideoGame/DisgaeaDimension2'' (apparently set in between the first and second games) reveals that almost no one even ''knows'' he's the overlord, and his own father's vassals are conspiring against him for being an InadequateInheritor. He gains their respect, but it requires saving the entire Netherworld.
* IMissMom: He never says it, but he obviously does.
* InvincibleHero: In the anime, the only time he's ever presented being in any danger of losing is due to his WeaksauceWeakness to Fanservice and optimistic talk, which is in a scene played humorously. Every other fight, he's unstoppable.
* ItsAllMyFault: [[spoiler:Upon hearing that Sicily was born in Celestia as a Demon Angel because of their mother's sacrifice and that her status made her an outcast, Laharl recognized that it was his fault for everything Sicily went through and even tells Sicily that she should be angry at him. He does this to also deflect any resentment Sicily might have against their mother for her sacrifice. Luckily, Sicily doesn't resent her mother at all and is happy that her brother lives.]]
* IWasJustPassingThrough: Laharl regularly insists that his less-than-evil actions are mostly for his own convenience. Nobody buys it.
* ImpossiblyCoolClothes: His scarf. Good luck trying to replicate that one in real life.
* ImprobableAge: Even thought he is mentally and physically 13 in demon years [[spoiler: he rules the Netherworld]], but he manage quite nicely all things considered.
* InadequateInheritor: His father thought he was this at the time of his death, so he had asked Etna to make sure Laharl became a great Overlord. Everyone seems to think Laharl is incompetent because he is such a RoyalBrat, but the good news is that Laharl is better than he initially lets on.
** This becomes a big plot point in ''VideoGame/DisgaeaDimension2'' where a group of former vassals plans to have him removed and constantly compare him to Krichevskoy.
* IneffectualLoner: Never willingly alone, but absolutely miserable when he is.
* InferioritySuperiorityComplex: Different in that he does think highly of himself, but is desperately afraid of others thinking less of him.
* InnocentCohabitation: With Flonne and Etna.
* InnocentProdigy: Despite usually having an incredibly selective attention and tending towards naivety, he does have his moments of depth and contemplation where he displays his intelligence.
* InsufferableGenius: Laharl really is as powerful as he lets on, and when placed in a difficult situation he will beat his way out of it.
* {{Irony}}: Laharl has gynophobia tailored specifically to well endowed women, so what should he become when goes through his GenderBender?
* ItsAllAboutMe: "Everyone, pay attention to me!"
* LargeHam
* JapanesePronouns[=/=]JapaneseHonorifics: "Ore-sama", it emphasizes how exceedingly well he thinks of himself.
* JerkassFacade: Partly, many of his negative qualities originate from his wish to be a ''good'' demon, but the others are just a part how he is.
* JustAKid: Etna uses this trope to call him out on his emotional immaturity, while Gordon and Jennifer are in disbelief that the overlord appears to be a thirteen-year-old boy.
* {{Keet}}: Normally not seen, but when he becomes the Overlord he immediately begins shouting excitedly "Overlord! Overlord! Overlord!" and as his first act practices his EvilLaugh for hours on end.
* [[KidHero Kid Anti-Hero]]: A physically and mentally 13 year old NobleDemon protagonist.
* LamarckWasRight: Just as Laharl is able to hijack a meteor for his final attack, Meteor Impact, [[spoiler:Mid Boss aka King Krichevskoy]] is able to drive a crescent moon into his enemies. ''VideoGame/Disgaea4APromiseUnforgotten'' also shows that Laharl inherited the Blazing Knuckles attack from his father, though his father's attack uses ice instead.
* LargeHam: Especially in the dub. Boy! [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers Rita]] [[Creator/BarbaraGoodson Repulsa]] must've a son with her voice.
* LeanAndMean: Not to an extreme, but Laharl's waist is disturbingly thin; it's even thinner than his female companions.
* {{Leitmotif}}: An Ode to Lord Laharl, and arguably, Disgaea.
* [[LikeParentLikeSpouse Like Parent Like Potential Spouse]]: With Flonne. See LovingAShadow below.
* LonelyRichKid: His parents are dead, he is implied to have a vast fortune in money, he is implied to have no close friends other than Etna and Flonne, and [[spoiler:according to ''VideoGame/Disgaea2CursedMemories'' he has severe abandonment issues.]]
* LovingAShadow: It is mentioned that Flonne is very similar to Laharl's mother, and there is quite a lot of [[ShipTease ship teasing]] between the two.
* TheMagnificent: In English Laharl calls himself "The great Laharl" and the like, instead of "ore-sama" like in Japanese.
* MeaningfulName: In addition to the volcano ThemeNaming Laharl's name means flow of ''mud'' from a volcano and the guy who fathered him is named after a real volcano (as a matter of fact, Laharl's name is the only demon part of the volcano ThemeNaming that is not named after a volcano). This makes sense because of how [[RoyalBrat Laharl]] is in comparison to his [[TheWisePrince father]].
* MementoMacGuffin: In the novels, Laharl's mother used to wear a scarf that is very similar to his own. It's never stated that he inherited the scarf from his mother, but knowing Laharl, it's probably not a coincidence.
* MommasBoy: He would have most likely become this had his mother still been alive. Her death had a huge impact on him; he went [[UnableToCry beyond mourning her death]] by denying the very emotion that symbolizes the bond between them, love, and [[AllergicToLove he falls ill every time someone just mentions the words she used to preach to him]].
* MonaLisaSmile: His default expression is a coy smirk.
* MoodSwinger: He has 13 different moods that he drasticly swings between. {{Justified|Trope}} since such drastic mood swings are perfectly normal for a teenager. Not an extreme example, because all of the moods have recognizable causes and they are of a wide spectrum, not just extremes.
* MusclesAreMeaningless: Does it look like he can lift his own {{BFS}}? Some weapons he can carry would probably weigh more than he does.
* MyEyesAreLeaking: "What's this, a tear?...I didn't know I could shed tears."
* TheNapoleon: The character notes in the World of Disgaea artbook even declare that he has a Napoleon complex.
* NighInvulnerability: His reaction to Gordon firing a raygun at maximum power in the novels? "It tickles." Etna also claimed that 5 shots from a rocket launcher, 4 missiles at point-blank distance and 3 X-ray beam cannons did absolutely nothing to him. However, he can still be injured by high-powered and magic-imbued weapons.
** In the games, Laharl is MadeOfDiamond, easily shaking of physical abuse from Flonne and Etna, even heavy abuse after a few hours nap, without a single scratch and talking like he did not even feel pain. [[spoiler: Also has been shown to be able to be in the vicinity of his own planet-busting attack as of ''VideoGame/Disgaea2CursedMemories''.]]
* NoSympathy: [[YouSeeImDying When Flonne tells she is dying from the loss of her pendant]] and asks Laharl for help, his response is he does not care and he would not mind using violence against her even in this weak state. Old? Maimed? Diseased? Does not matter! She provokes him to help her nevertheless.
* NobleDemon: Despite his claims to the contrary, he isn't particularly evil, and he never does anything truly heinous, [[CardCarryingVillain but he denies it adamantly.]]
* NobodyTouchesTheHair: Laharl is a sensitive about his hair.
* NoodleIncident: You never do figure out what that embarrassing picture was about.
* OddFriendship: With Flonne.
* OedipusComplex: He openly acknowledges that he hates his dad [[note]]Though how much he hates him depends on whether or not you interpret his line as actual hatred or him simply acting like a typical demon[[/note]], while he really liked his mother.
** Though being just reminded of his father makes him change his mind about killing Hoggmeiser and stealing all of his stuff, that is a lot positive influence wielded but the guy he supposedly hate. Also Krichevskoy does not appear to believe Laharl when he claims he hates him in the flashback, he seems to simply dismiss it for an act to appear demonic and that Laharl will or have to grow out of it one day.
** Thursday lampshades this when he and Gordon find his mother's picture stashed in his drawer in ''VisualNovel/DisgaeaInfinite''.
* OneHundredAndEight: Laharl has made 108 punishments for the Prinny squad, which are put to use if the Prinnies screw up. Number 1 is the least severe punishment and number 108 is [[FateWorseThanDeath Negative]] [[CoolAndUnusualPunishment Salary]].
* OneManArmy: Single-handedly made mincemeat out of 2,000,000 spaceships. ''[[NobleDemon While holding back]].'' And in the field, his exclusive skills do huge damage over large areas, and with a good equipment set-up and some healing items, he can solo entire maps until the late game DifficultySpike.
* [[OneOfTheBoys One Of The Girls]]: Is perfectly happy with being around Flonne and Etna, and shows no interest in finding some male friends to hang out with, though it generally stems from not caring much about gender differences.
* OrgasmicallyDelicious: When Laharl gets his hands on Super Rare Pudding in ''VisualNovel/DisgaeaInfinite'', he expresses its deliciousness with extreme delight and even has a hallucination of himself walking on a road of puddings in space! {{Justified|Trope}} because he had been starving himself to fully enjoy the pudding all day long.
* OrphansOrdeal: When Laharl lost his mother is unknown, but the negative, though unusual, impact it had on him follows him in plain sight like a shadow.
* {{Otaku}}: Laharl loves video games according to ''VideoGame/{{Prinny|CanIReallyBeTheHero}} 2''. The intro for ''VideoGame/Disgaea2CursedMemories'' also has him watching a TV playing the intro.
* [[HeroesPreferSwords Overlords Prefer Swords]]: Most promotional art will usually depict him with a sword and his stats and weapon proficiency seem geared toward this. In-game, however, he's decent with any melee-type weapon and bows.
* ParalyzingFearOfSexuality: Only hinted at, but he is completely thrown off by TheTalk, a girl just saying she is going to the bathroom and the slightest hint that Flonne or Etna thinks of him more than a friend. Combined with hints of HatesBeingTouched, the lifestyle of a CelibateHero and the fears of [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Sexy Women]], it's plausible.
* PercussiveMaintenance: This is how Laharl wanted to deal with Mr. DVD Player in ''VisualNovel/DisgaeaInfinite'' when Flonne was upset because it will not play her Blu-ray Disc. "I'm sure a smack or two will fix everything."
* PersonOfMassDestruction: He becomes this if you beat him during the story mode of ''VideoGame/Disgaea2CursedMemories'' or if you get his ending in ''[[ZettaiHeroKaizouKeikaku ZHP]]''.
* PickyEater: According to the Prinnies, he tends to complain about his food tasting bland.
* PintsizedPowerhouse: No bigger than [[TeensAreShort 4'5'' (135cm)]], but is the strongest demon in his own Netherworld nonetheless. Cameo appearances also put him at the higher end of the Overlord power spectrum.
* PreciousPhoto: Laharl has a picture of his mother hidden in his room.
* [[PrehensileHair Prehensile Scarf]]
* PrettyLittleHeadshots: Laharl gets shot in the head by Etna at the start of Etna Mode, we never get see the wound, but the lack of severity of it is magnified by the fact that [[spoiler: Laharl simply sleeps it off]].
* {{Pride}}: Laharl's most prominent flaw.
* PursuingParentalPerils: Being an Overlord, like his father, is the aspiration Laharl burns the most for. He sets out to make an even greater legacy than his old man.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: 1313 years old. 1316 in later games.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: ''Disgaea D2'' is pretty much about him growing into this. When the Krichevskoy Group insists the current state of the Netherworld is due to Celestia's intervention and Flonne and Sicily refuse to believe them, Laharl, showing a surprising amount of patience, tells everyone that he has to investigate the situation first before coming to any conclusions and will retaliate against Celestia should it turn out that the angels are behind everything.
* RedOniBlueOni: Despite their hair colors, he's the red oni to Etna's blue oni.
* RequisiteRoyalRegalia: Not his normal outfit seen above, but the one he is given in NIS's upcoming game BikkurimanKanjyukuHaoh, namely [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Laharl_crown_2_4898.png this]] which includes a [[NiceHat big ass crown]], [[PimpedOutCape ermine cape]] and... a candy sword?
* RoyalBrat: He initially refused to pay his vassals because that would involve spending his allowance. Also frequently confiscates Etna's desserts for his consumption.
* SacrificedBasicSkillForAwesomeTraining: Laharl trains everyday to surpass his predecessor according to The World of Disgaea, and is very capable and powerful, but he is incapable of performing mundane tasks and providing for his own needs, like food. According to the prinnies, he can't even set the VCR.
** [[RealMenCook Immature Boys Cant Cook]]: And eats a study diet of ramen when there are no vassals to make their food for them.
* SafetyInIndifference
* ScarfOfAsskicking: His scarf flares like flames and it changes like it has a mind of its own. But he clearly got control over it, as [[ExpressiveShirt it changes shape along with his mood]] and he has deliberately puffed it out to make him seem bigger. Most likely, AWizardDidIt.
** [[LightNovel/DisgaeaNovels The novels]] and the [[MakaiSenkiDisgaea anime]] takes it even further and have him use it has a shield, [[CapeWings wings]], and a long hand (kinda).
** It's also pointed out in ''VisualNovel/DisgaeaInfinite'', when Laharl tells Raspberyl to stop tugging his awesome scarf.
* SkilledButNaive: Laharl puts all of his soul, mind and power behind being a good Overlord, but lacks the experience of a leader; he has little to no idea what a good leader is supposed to do, leading him to deem important tasks as beneath him.
* SlaveToPR: He is overly concerned with his reputation and image. It's the main obstacle that keeps him from being honest about his feelings.
* SlouchOfVillainy: He does this in the credits. You can tell by his posture and grin that he has for a long time looked forward to the day that throne was his.
* SmarterThanYouLook: The Prinny that does the commentary in the port for the DS was surprised by Laharl's ample writing skill because he did not know Laharl knew how to spell.
* SmugSuper: Justified in that he really ''is'' as good as he says he is.
* SociallyAwkwardHero: Laharl would much rather fight monsters than be honest about his feeling, and he often gets into disagreements and feuds with his vassals due to his defensiveness and pride.
* SoreLoser: Very much so.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: Laharl looks like a recolored male version of his mother with antenna, demon ears and angry eyes.
* {{Stripperiffic}}
* SubordinateExcuse: It quite obvious that Laharl is fond of Etna; out of all the Demons in the Netherworld her approval of him means the most. Having her as a vassal suits him quite well, as it requires her to be around him, without him having to actually be a friend. Though Etna seems to thinks he just a spoiled brat who only thinks of himself.
* SweatDrop: When confused.
* SweetTooth: Particularly in ''VisualNovel/DisgaeaInfinite''.
** FoodAsBribe: In ''VideoGame/{{Prinny|CanIReallyBeTheHero}} 2'' it is confirmed he loves snacks and he will even help the Prinnies out in exchange for sweets.
* TakeAThirdOption: People who have experienced tragic events often look for someone to blame. With that in mind, one could think Laharl would have had about two options after his mother killed herself to save him. One; [[ItsAllMyFault blame himself for her death]]. Or Two; [[NeverMyFault blaming his mother for abandoning him]]. But he chose a third option; he blamed the very feeling that compelled her to do so, love, and repressed it. By doing so he avoided sorrow and tainting his perfect image of her.
* [[spoiler: TakeMeInstead: Laharl offering of his own life to god in exchange for Flonne's.]]
* TakeOverTheWorld: Laharl wants to take over the Netherworld in order to become the Overlord. He also takes over the Earth in the ''Overthrowing Earth'' ending. Taking over Celestia has crossed his mind too.
* TeamPrimaDonna: Very much so.
* TheyCallMeMisterTibbs: "Call me "Your Highness". I am the [[spoiler: Overlord]] now".
* ThisIsUnforgivable: [[NighInvulnerability Burning Laharl is forgivable]]; messing with his hair is not! Also classifies as an IronicEcho, given that Mid-Boss, [[spoiler: aka. King Krichevskoy]], said it scenes before.
* ToBeAMaster: His initial motivation.
* [[TrashOfTheTitans Trash Of The Overlords]]: In ''VisualNovel/DisgaeaInfinite'' Laharl's room is described to be incredibly messy. If the Prinnies clean the room, it won't take long before he messes it up again.
* TrueCompanions: Anyone who hurts his best friends Flonne and Etna are in for a lot of pain. He might not have the guts to say he loves them, but he has no qualms about telling what bad idea it is to mess with them, because he will not let you get away with it.
* {{Tsundere}}: Type A towards Flonne.
* TsurimeEyes: A rather glaring one at that.
* TurnTheOtherCheek: Laharl is usualy quick to declare minor actions to be [[ThisIsUnforgivable unforgivable]], but when it turns out that Etna poisoned him in his sleep and used him as bait for her revenge against Maderas, he instantly forgives her after it is over, proclaims that he does not mind that traitorous and selfish aspect of her and that he needs a someone like her to be his right-hand demon.
* UnableToCry: He claims he is unable to feel sadness and has never cried before. While this could be an example of UnreliableExpositor, [[spoiler: when he finally sheds a single tear he is honestly surprised.]] This means he has not cried for at least as long as he can remember.
** SingleTear: [[spoiler: For Flonne in the good ending.]]
* UnwantedHarem: In [[LightNovel/DisgaeaNovels the novels]], both Gordon and Jennifer's daughter and Flonne's little sister are in love with him, and even Etna and Flonne have a crush on him (rather surprising, since whether or not their game counterpart feel this way is VERY debatable). And the list does not end there: the girls and [[{{Squick}} women]] who want to get into his shorts get more numerous as the novel series goes on, to Laharl's major frustration.
* UsedToBeASweetKid: It's hinted that Laharl has not always had the attitude he has now, and was a more loving child when his mother was still alive.
* VillainProtagonist: Teeters back and forth on the edge of becoming one, and ultimately subverts it.
* VillainSong: [[http://www.animelyrics.com/game/disgaea/laharlsanbika.htm Ode to Laharl,]] his theme song. Spoofed - the lyrics are full of deeds that would more easily describe [[PokeThePoodle Poking The Poodle]] instead of [[KickTheDog Kicking The Dog]].
* WalkingShirtlessScene
* WarriorPrince
* WeaksauceWeakness: He is violently allergic to well-endowed women and optimistic sayings, particularly the phrase "eternal love." He gets over it eventually.
* WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove: He slowly learns to care about his friends.
* WhoDares: "What fool dares awaken me, the great Laharl?"
* [[WhoWearsShortShorts Who Wears Short Shorts?]]: Laharl!
** It's become as iconic to his character as his scarf. So much so that when ''Disgaea D2'' revealed that he traded his shorts for pants, a lot of fans were honestly shocked.
* WideEyesAndShrunkenIrises: When shocked.
* {{Yandere}}: Not him, but a fangirl of his, namely [[VideoGame/PrinnyCanIReallyBeTheHero Anise]] the [[CatsAreMagic Cat]] [[BlackMage Witch]] who is AxCrazy for him.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair
* [[spoiler: YouKilledMyFather: Laharl is said to be in only one who has canonically defeated Baal, and continues to try to defeat him for good in several cameos. Why he bothers is not clear, but what we do know is that Baal was the cause of his father's death. Interestingly enough, Baal will always show up as a BonusBoss whenever Laharl makes an appearance.]]
** [[spoiler:Laharl's version of the battle against Baal in ''MakaiKingdom'' makes it clear. The victory ending has Etna congratulating Laharl for finally avenging Krichevskoy while his last words in the defeat ending are essentially "I failed you, old man."]]
* YoungConqueror: Switch out regular, "human" idealism with demonic idealism, and more thoughtful strategy with brute-force tactics. Though given that this is Franchise/{{Disgaea}}, ViolenceReallyIsTheAnswer.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Etna]]
!!!Voiced by: TomoeHanba (JP), Creator/AmandaWinnLee (EN, PS2 version only), MichelleRuff (EN, all other adaptations)
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->TheLancer and Laharl's second in command. Etna is a demon who has been working at the castle since before the Prince was born and not particularly impressed by his immaturity. She is also highly ambitious and has the tendency to transparently plot Laharl's overthrow, if only to keep him in line.

Tropes associated with Etna:
* ACupAngst: She's very insecure about her lack of cleavage.
* AgeInappropriateDress: She might be 1470, but she looks no older than 14, so her {{Stripperiffic}} [[HellBentForLeather black leather]] outfit is doomed to turn some heads.
* AlmightyJanitor: Technically, Etna is considered a "Demon Lord" class; she "hacked" it to "Beauty Queen". However, it is pointed out in ''VideoGame/Disgaea2CursedMemories'' that her strength is the same as an Overlord's.
** [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything The game actually stores that bit of information as a string.]] Ergo, you ''can'' hack it to say whatever you want.
*** ''VideoGame/DisgaeaDimension2'' explains this discrepancy; Etna has a condition where she actually burns more magic than other demons; this was contained via a PowerLimiter that was no longer required after ''VideoGame/DisgaeaDimension2''.
* AntiHero: Almost completely heartless in the beginning, though played for laughs. She mellows a little after she regains [[spoiler:her memories.]]
* ArsonMurderAndAdmiration[=/=]ArsonMurderAndLifeSaving: "You tried to poison me in my sleep... You used me as bait for your revenge... What kind of vassal are you? ...But! But, I don't mind that side of you. A true demon is always full of ambition and aims for the top. As King, I'll need a right-hand demon like you under my command." Laharl to Etna.
* BadBoss: Even as far as demons go, Etna is an infamously terrible boss to the Prinny Squad, and they are terrified of her anger. She thinks nothing of throwing them at enemies to detonate them as an attack, occasionally sits on one for a seat, and withholds their pay on a whim. She also makes it a rule that if they lose a fight she'll kill them herself, telling them this so they'll fight harder out of desperation.
* BareYourMidriff
* BarefootPoverty: As a child, along with rags.
* BastardGirlfriend: Her abusive nature toward the Prinnies and anyone who pisses her off is played to add to her overall appeal...but also for laughs.
* [[BattleCry Battle Cries]]: "Drop dead! Punk!" "Call me queen." "Seeya! Go! Drop dead!" "Punk!" "Eat this!".
* BerserkButton: EXCUSE ME FOR BEING [[ACupAngst FLAT!!]]
** Don't touch her sweets, especially if your name is Laharl. And if she notices you with her panties...
** Krichevskoy is practically her father to her, so taking his name in vain is a very good way to piss her off as Garungun finds out when he tries to make a random Prinny the new Krichevskoy.
--> ''Keep playing with Krichevskoy's name, and you'll suffer a very slow and painful death, got it?!''
* BelligerentSexualTension: Between her and Laharl, especially in ''VideoGame/Disgaea2CursedMemories'' and ''VisualNovel/DisgaeaInfinite''.
* BladeOnAStick: She attacks with spears.
* BondageIsBad: "Not that I have a bottle fetish or anything."
* BrilliantButLazy: Etna is both powerful and wise enough to be the Overlord, but as Etna Mode (where she ultimately decides it is not worth it) and the Prinny games (where she leaves the position open even though Laharl is a Prinny) have exemplifed, is too irresponsible and lacks the drive to do it. She does get the job in the anime and in the normal ending of the game... and then complains about it being so much work!
* CatSmile: The shape of her mouth when smiling.
* TheChewToy: When she joins you in the second game. She even remarks that she's had nothing but bad luck after encountering Adell and company.
* ClingyJealousGirl: Etna's diary has some very interesting things to say about Laharl's father and mother...
* ConflictingLoyalty: Etna has great loyalty to King Krichevskoy, so great in fact that it remained with her even when she lost her memory. But she also made a promise to him; to protect Laharl and make sure become a great Overlord, which may or may not be more than Etna can stand.
* ComedicSociopathy: Objectively, she engages is some really cruel acts. But somehow it only ever seems to be directed at {{Chew Toy}}s or characters who are MadeOfIron.
* CoolPet: Etna used to have a puppy Mystic Beast, which are basically blue wolf puppies with pink [[FunnyAfro afros]]. Formally introduced in ''Disgaea 2'' as an actual creatable monster.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* CuteLittleFangs
* DarkActionGirl: In the games.
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy
* DangerouslyShortSkirt
* DeadpanSnarker
* DetachedSleeves: When she was little.
* [[spoiler: DragonAscendant: In some endings, and the end of the anime.]]
* [[EvenEvilHasStandards Even Etna Has Standards]]: [[spoiler: In ''Etna mode'', despite her usual treatment of Flonne, who she found annoying, she's disgusted when she finds how Vulcanus manipulated and almost killed her after gaining her trust.]]
* EvilRedhead: Why don't you ask the Prinnies what they think Etna's place on the morality scale is?
* EvilIsSexy: She wants to be, at least. [[invoked]]
* ExpressiveAccessory: The Prinny bags she has in ''Disgaea 2''. For example when Etna is angry the visible bag will look scared.
* ExpressiveEars
* FauxActionGirl: In the anime, in which she also needs to rely on Laharl to do any fighting she wants.
* FemmeFatale: This seems to be the type of woman Etna wants to be, and had she been older-looking she could have been this or TheVamp.
* FieryRedhead: Especially in ''Disgaea 2''.
* FistPump: Etna uses this pose when she is pissed of.
* FriendToAllChildren: Etna appears to have an easy time befriending children like Aramis and Hanako, and seems to genuinely care about them. This extends to the [[LightNovel/DisgaeaNovels novels]], even though Aramis does not appear in them, where Etna shows concern for Laharl's cousin Shas.
* GirlishPigtails
* GottaKillThemAll: Etna has a "To Kill List", guess which character is on the top?[[note]]"That spot is reserved for the person I could kill over and over again, and I'd never get enough! Hahaha!"[[/note]]
* GreenEyedMonster: Etna was envious of the unconditional love King Krichevskoy felt for Laharl and even [[TheResenter hated him]].
-->''I hated the Prince... I envied the Prince...''
* GroinAttack: Etna told Flonne about the time she kicked a man "right there" in a passing comment.
* HappyEndingMassage: In Laharl's cameo in [[VideoGame/PrinnyCanIReallyBeTheHero Prinny]], Etna seems to reference this when she claims that Laharl is going to massage her ''SO hard'', adding in that she might teach him some ''new tricks''. [[{{Squick}} Laharl was currently a Prinny atoning for his sins after a reincarnation]].
** She makes a Prinny massage her in the Drama CD as well. If you don't know what is going on, it sounds just like what you would think it would sound like.
* HairstyleInertia: [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/935234_20070329_screen040_5129.png Young Etna]] also had [[GirlishPigtails pigtails]].
* HellBentForLeather
* HellishPupils
* HerCodeNameWasMarySue: She really loves doing this with her crazy episode previews. Laharl and Vyers provide snark, whereas Flonne plays along and '''CAPTAIN GORDON, DEFENDER OF EARTH!''' tries to steal the spotlight.
* HeroicComedicSociopath
* HiddenDepths: Etna gets very melancholic while she reminisces about the past and writes in her diary.
* HiddenHeartOfGold: Sure, she'll stab Laharl in the back ''some day'' (it's in her job description as a Demon after all), but that aside she's genuinely fond of him and Flonne, who are for all intents and purposes her best friends. Her friendship with Laharl, due to his own HiddenHeartOfGold status, however, often leads to them being VitriolicBestBuds anyways.
** Similarly, in ''Disgaea D2'', [[spoiler:despite brushing off Xenolith claim that she's his sister and generally acting like she doesn't care about him, she chews him out for accepting death when he is dragged into the earth.]]
* HyperCompetentSidekick
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal: In a possible BadEnding in ''D2''.]]
* [[spoiler: LaserGuidedAmnesia: Maderas targeted and stole all of her memories related to King Krichevskoy and her promise to blackmail her into working for him, while leaving enough information to know they're important to make sure she complies.]]
* LittleMissBadass: Her strength is on par with most adult overlords, despite being physically and mentally around fourteen at most.
* LittleMissSnarker: Thanks to her upbringing she is [[WiseBeyondTheirYears Wise Beyond Her Years]] and a notable DeadpanSnarker.
* LovingAShadow: It's pretty clear that Etna adored Laharl's father, and that she appreciates the moments Laharl acts like him and tries to make Laharl even more like him. One could argue this is because King Krichevskoy was a very good Overlord, and that Etna want Laharl to be the same, but when Etna displays less-than-minimal care for the lives of her unknown/known fellow demons, [[ShipTease it makes her conversations with Laharl stand out.]]
* MagicSkirt: Etna invokes this by belting the skirt to her hips.
* MoralityChain: Without both Laharl and the memories of King Krichevskoy Etna would be an even more unpleasant person, as shown in Etna Mode. With them around, she's a mere HeroicComedicSociopath.
* MyEyesAreLeaking: Etna starts to cry in Etna Mode when she realizes she broke the promise she made to King Krichevskoy, because she killed Laharl instead of protecting him, like she promised she would.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Etna get this way when she remembers the promised she made to the King, that she would protect Laharl, in Etna Mode. A milder version happens throughout Etna's diary, when she remembers the promise and expresses guilt for just poisoning Laharl:
-->''Even though my memories were stolen, I still broke my promise to the King... King Krichevskoy... You must be angry with me...''
* OnTheNext: Etna voices the between-chapter previews in the first game, often putting herself as the star player.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Related to the above trope, the previews are usually humorous stock plots unrelated to what ''actually'' happens in the next chapter, while other characters comment on how silly Etna is acting. But for the preview for the final chapter, she plays it completely straight and serious, stunning everyone and causing them to panic, because if ''Etna'' is taking it seriously, they are in serious trouble. The same goes for ''Dimension 2''.
** In general, if Etna acts serious about anything, it means she's ''really'' pissed.
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: Her theme song claims she'll sneak to your bedside by night and show you her gleaming fangs and that when she is tired of [[BloodSucking drinking your blood]] she'll throw you away. Averted in that even despite the imagery, she's not really a vampire.
* OperaGloves
* PantyShot: On the [[http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51GUBj68WBL._SS500_.jpg cover]] of Takehito Harada's first artbook.
* ParentalSubstitute: King Krichevskoy.
* [[spoiler:PhlebotinumOverload: In ''Disgaea D2'', Xenolith feared this would happen to Etna when she was young, so he used the Artifact of Absolute Death to drain away her power. The trope is played straight in one of the bad endings, leading to her death. It's thankfully averted in the True ending, where she is able to contain her power, though she ends up unconscious for months.]]
* PickyEater: She does not even consider Chilled Noodle Salad to be food.
* PrecociousCrush: Flashbacks in Etna mode and entries in her diary reveal that she developed one as a child [[spoiler: when King Krichevskoy, the first person to show her kindness, took her in]].
* PrehensileTail: She used it as a third hand in the trailer for the anime.
* RagsToRoyalty: As a child she wore rags and in multiple ending she becomes the [[spoiler: Overlord]].
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: 1470 years old.
* RedOniBlueOni: The blue oni to Laharl's red. Ironic considering Etna's hair is red, and Laharl's hair is blue.
* ReliableTraitor: According to Laharl.
* TheResenter: Etna used to hate Laharl's mother [[GreenEyedMonster because of King Krichevskoy's deep feelings for her]].
* SarcasticDevotee: She is the only one of the late king's vassals immediately willing to serve Laharl, and she's quite sarcastic to him, since he's a RoyalBrat. Even though [[spoiler: she uses him as bait to stop Maderas,]] she genuinely feels guilty about doing so, since [[spoiler: she promised the king, the only person to ever show her kindness, that she'd protect his son.]]
** In the sequel, [[spoiler: she leaves him after a fight, but she returns to him after Flonne gets them to make up and apologize.]]
* ServileSnarker
* [[spoiler: {{Sibling Yin Yang}}: To Xenolith. While he's [[TheStoic calm]] and [[NobleDemon noble]], Etna is [[BadBoss mean]] [[HeroicComedicSociopath spirited]] and [[FieryRedhead feisty]].]]
* SlaveCollar: When she was little.
* ShipperOnDeck: She enjoys teasing Laharl about his feelings for Flonne, and in ''VisualNovel/DisgaeaInfinite'', goes out of her way to avert a CannotSpitItOut situation between the two, much to Laharl's annoyance and protests.
* [[StacysMom Laharl's Dad]]: To King Krichevskoy.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: And it gets worse with each new outfit.
* SubordinateExcuse: Despite her free-spirited attitude, Etna has lived her life in voluntary servitude. She adored King Krichevskoy, and being Laharl's vassal is good way to keep an eye on him, making sure he doesn't mess up.
* SweatDrop: When confused.
* SweetTooth: Etna has a particularly bad one, especially in ''VideoGame/PrinnyCanIReallyBeTheHero'' and ''VisualNovel/DisgaeaInfinite''. Woe to anyone who eats her pudding. She is pretty high-class about sweets too.
* TheLancer: [[BladeOnAStick Quite literally, too.]]
* TheStarscream: She hints at this, at least. Nothing ever comes of it, in part because it'd be too much of a hassle for her to become Overlord.
** In the "Etna Heroine" ending, she [[spoiler: kills Maderas, Flonne when she tries attempts to stop her, and later Laharl.]]
* TheVillainSucksSong: Her theme song, [[http://www.animelyrics.com/game/disgaea/etnaboogie.htm "Etna Boogie",]] calls her a "cruel, cowardly, cold-blooded, heartless, wicked woman."
** Then again, [[BlueAndOrangeMorality these are the sort of traits that demons admire]].
* TearsOfRemorse: [[spoiler: Etna cries at the end of Etna Mode.]]
* ThighHighBoots: Her second outfit.
* TokenEvilTeammate: In [[VideoGame/Disgaea2CursedMemories the sequel,]] since you're playing as heroes there. In other games she's often the Token Evil(er) Teammate.
* TooImportantToWalk: Etna sits on a sedan chair carried by the Prinnies in her boss fight in ''VideoGame/PrinnyCanIReallyBeTheHero''.
* TooManyBelts: She has two belts on each boot, one on each arm, and four stitched to her skirt.
* {{Tsundere}}: Towards [[spoiler: Laharl's father]], and maybe to Laharl as well. Unfortunately, it'd be a classic example of BelligerentSexualTension. [[spoiler: In ''Disgaea 2'' she even acts like a PsychoExGirlfriend after getting into a feud with Laharl.]]
** [[spoiler: At the end of ''D2'', she's acting this way about her brother.]]
* TheTrickster: A very capable deceiver who openly questions and mocks authority (unless it is a ReasonableAuthorityFigure), encourages impulse and enthusiasm, destroys convention and complacency, and promotes chaos and unrest.
* WeaponOfChoice: Spears.
* [[spoiler: WeaponTombstone: Her Elder Spear is used as one in a possible BadEnding in D2.]]
* [[WhatDoesSheSeeInHim What Do You See In Him]]: Etna asks Flonne this in Disgaea 3 when they start arguing over who gets to be Laharl's "wife" when they pretend to be Mao's parents.
* WideEyesAndShrunkenIrises: When shocked.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Pink Hair]]: In the first game. Changes in art style in the later games make it clear it's actually supposed to be red.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Grade S.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Flonne]]
!!!Voiced by: Yuko Sasamoto (JP), Creator/SandyFox (EN)
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[[caption-width-right:275:[[TropeNamer The Original]] LoveFreak]]
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[[caption-width-right:185:Archangel outfit]]
->"{{Love Freak}}" and self appointed [[GuardianAngel guardian angel]] of Laharl. Originally sent to the Netherworld to assassinate the late King Kricheveskoy, she decided to stick around in order to discover if demons were [[DarkIsNotEvil inherently evil]]. She is generally ditzy and absurdly idealistic, though with a few {{Berserk Button}}s that lead one to wonder just ''how'' good she really is. Flonne is also a huge anime and {{Toku}} {{Otaku}}, so much so that she actually ends up being the ''most'' GenreSavvy team member despite not being particularly smart.

Tropes associated with Flonne:
* {{Adorkable}}: "I wanna be a space detective too!"
* ACupAngst: Pointing her chest out seems to be the only thing that can truly piss her off in the first game.
** Not just in the first game, as she gets into a pretty heated ([[CrowningMomentOfFunny and hilarious]]) argument with Etna and Artina about breast size in ''Disgaea 4''.
* [[spoiler: AndIMustScream: Being turned into a flower in the ending can be interpreted as this.]]
* AngelicBeauty
* [[spoiler: AscendedDemon: After falling, becomes an Archangel by ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 4|APromiseUnforgotten}}''.]] It's implied she can go back and forth between forms at will.
** In ''D2'' [[spoiler: she is temporarily made an Archangel in order to find missing angels in the Netherworld.]]
* ApologeticAttacker: "Oops, pardon me!"
* BadassAdorable: An Angel Trainee from Celestia that can fight alonside Laharl and Etna - she qualifies with flying colors.
* [[spoiler: BareYourMidriff: [[http://images.wikia.com/disgaea/en/images/b/b4/AngelIdol.png Pure Flonne]] in ''VideoGame/DisgaeaDimension2''.]]
* [[BattleCry Battle Cries]]: "Lord, give me strength." "Sorry, I won't hold back!" "Ultimate attack! Lord, give me strength." "Get Ready!".
* BerserkButton: The very first time in the games that Flonne ''ever'' gets mad is "EXCUSE ME FOR BEING [[ACupAngst FLAT!!]]
** She also responds very angrily to being called any variation of "villainess."
* BewareTheNiceOnes: She can get quite violent when her patience is pushed too far.
* BlankWhiteEyes: When confused, along with SweatDrop.
* BlushSticker
* BrokenMessiah: Flonne does several deeds during the course of the story that are considered less than appropriate for an angel (helping Laharl to become the overlord and beating Gordon, for example). She doesn't realize it's treason against Celestia's dogma before it's too late and desperately tries to explain it away, but she doesn't fool anyone, not even herself.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: She is a very [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} flaky]] [[{{Otaku}} otaku]], but she gives Seraph Lamington the results he wants. She continues to be one as an Archangel to the dismay of [[VideoGame/Disgaea4APromiseUnforgotten Artina]], who often wonders how the Seraph and the other Archangels accept her behavior.
* CharacterExaggeration: Flonne is the victim of this in [[LightNovel/DisgaeaNovels the novels]], see {{Clingy Jealous Girl}} below. She also goes so far as to call Laharl a pervert, [[CelibateHero even though she of all people should know him better]]. Also, her later game appearances dial-up her otaku-ness.
* ChekhovsGun: Her pendant.
* TheChick: Par for the course when you are the LoveFreak and angel among demons, regardless of the sex ratio.
* TheChosenOne: [[spoiler: Chosen to unite the Netherworld and Celestia by [[PhysicalGod Seraph]] [[BigGood Lamington]].]]
* CleavageWindow: Though it goes mostly unnoticed thanks to the size of the window and her breasts.
* ClingyJealousGirl: In the novels, Flonne is very obviously in love with Laharl. She gets extremely jealous if Laharl gets close to another girl - whether Laharl likes said girl does not matter. A rather jarring difference from her game counterpart, who would do anything to [[LoveFreak spread love all across the universe]] and even volunteers to be Laharl and Etna's [[TheMatchmaker matchmaker]] in ''Disgaea 2''. She is still a love freak in the novels, but the universe won't get Laharl without a fight, it seems.
** The DLC cut scenes in ''Disgaea D2'' hints at this. She misunderstands Rozalin saying that she is the daughter of an Overlord as "I am the daughter of Laharl", at which point she threatens Laharl that she'll interrogate him until he spills who the mother is. Sicily is understandably scared.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Made apparent as soon as she meets Laharl.
--> '''Flonne:''' "Nice to meet you! I'm an assassin. Whoops. I wasn't supposed to say that."
* CollectorOfTheStrange: Flonne collects stuff that an {{Otaku}} normally collects, such as {{Toku}} movies and series, but she also fancies bigger stuff like giant space ships (she claimed Gargantua), space cruisers (the [[VideoGame/TrinityUniverse Mk. III]]) and [[HumongousMecha giant robots]] ([[spoiler: the Great Flonzor X]]).
* CoolBigSis: Flonne is naturally this to Sicily because Laharl is...well, [[AloofBigBrother who]] [[{{Tsundere}} he is]] and Etna doesn't really care. It helps that Flonne and Sicily have [[{{Otaku}} similar interests.]]
** Heck, in one of the in-stage conversations in ''Disgaea D2'', [[spoiler:Sicily accidentally calls Flonne "Mommy". This, combined with her taking care of Sicily and being often compared to Laharl's Mom in the first game, Flonne might actually be Sicily's ParentalSubstitute.]]
* CosplayOtakuGirl: [[Music/BlueOysterCult Go, go, Flonnezilla!]]
** [[spoiler:"On Netherworld soil, where evil looms, an ephemeral flower blooms! [[MagicalGirlWarrior Pure Flonne the Awakened Angel!]]"]]
* TheCuckoolanderWasRight: All of Flonne's beliefs are proven to right in the good ending.
** In a more minor example, she apparently believes that ninjas are known for saying "Nin nin nin!". By Disgaea 4, they actually ''do''.
* CuteAndPsycho: When she gets angry over something, she ''bites''.
* CuteLittleFangs: As a [[spoiler: FallenAngel]].
* TheCutie: Sweet, lovable and innocent.
* DetachedSleeves
* TheDitz: Though in her defense, she is quite capable in battle, her "unconventional" methods tends to work, she's open-minded, understanding, a fairly fast learner and quick to admit her own mistakes when she is proven wrong.
* DoesNotKnowHerOwnStrength: When Flonne gets excited, she has no grasp of her own strength, which is bad news for anyone she gets violent towards while influenced by a strong emotion. It's a good thing Laharl is MadeOfDiamond.
** PunchedAcrossTheRoom: Flonne sends Laharl flying across the room in ''VisualNovel/DisgaeaInfinite'' to prevent him from harming Mr. DVD Player.
* DumbBlonde
** Ironically, most of her methods of attack relies on intelligence and she will most likely be one of your best mage for most of the game. Also, outside of the original game, where all the plot characters have the same growth, she has a very high intelligence growth. Of course, she smarter than she appears anyways.
* EccentricMentor: To [[spoiler: Artina]].
* [[ElegantGothicLolita Elegant Sweet Lolita]]: Her angel trainee outfit is arguably this; lots of ribbons, corset with embroidery, blouse, collar, detached sleeves, bloomers, golden earrings and Mary Jane shoes.
* HairDecorations: Her bow really adds to her [[{{Moe}} cuteness]].
* EveryProperLadyShouldCurtsy: Flonne does this when she meets Laharl for the first time as a goodbye greeting. Spoofed in that it comes just after a promised second attempt at assassinating him.
* EvilCostumeSwitch: After [[spoiler: her fall]], her blue hair ribbon is replaced with a red one, and she gains a one-piece swimsuit. [[LoveFreak Her personality]] doesn't change along with it. Oh, and she gains [[{{CuteLittleFangs}} fangs]] like Laharl and the other demons.
* [[spoiler: FallenAngel: At the end of the first game, though it doesn't exactly stick...]]
** [[spoiler: She doesn't exactly FALL, so much as [[Literature/GoodOmens saunter vaugely downwards...]]]]
* FanGirl: Any time heroes [[InTheNameOfTheMoon introduce themselves]] to fight Laharl, this results in a hilariously [[{{Squee}} gleeful reaction]] from her.
* FishOutOfWater: Gets placed in a world completely unfamiliar to her, but catches on rather quickly and [[AnAesop learns many new things]].
* FireballEyeballs: When she gets ticked off or really excited.
* FlowerMotifs: "How beautiful! *giggle* I love these flowers. They are simple, yet so bright and lovely...[[{{Foreshadowing}} I want to be like]] [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor these flowers]]...".
* [[FlyingBroomstick Flying Stick]]: In La Pucelle: Ragnarok she uses her wand to fly like if it was a FlyingBroomstick.
* TheFundamentalist: Inverted. Flonne actually questions the beliefs the majority of her kind believes in before she came to stand face to face with the "enemy", and takes her sweet time to evaluate the situation when she does.
* GenkiGirl: Flonne is usually energetic or enthusiastic, but not exceedingly like most GenkiGirl.
* GlassCannon: Her magic can deal a lot of damage, but she's not so good at taking hits, though she can heal herself.
* TheGlomp: In the Drama CD, Flonne practices to a recital, but when it's time no one shows up. She is driven to tears, but sings her heart out even without an audience. When she's done, someone starts to clap. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Turns out Laharl and Etna came after all.]] This touches her so greatly, that she starts to cry tears of joy and glomp Laharl as hard as she can.
* GlurgeAddict: Show hints of this, especially when Laharl mentions bluntly that his father is dead and she starts to cry.
* GoodCostumeSwitch: From her [[spoiler: FallenAngel]] outfit to her angel trainee outfit in ''VisualNovel/DisgaeaInfinite'' and to her Archangel outfit in ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 4|APromiseUnforgotten}}''. Also [[spoiler: Pure Flonne]] in ''[[VideoGame/DisgaeaDimension2 Disgaea D2]]''.
* GoThroughMe: In ''Etna The Heroine Ending'' Flonne tries to protect Maderes in this manner from Etna. It does not go well for her.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: As befits her LoveFreak nature.
* TheHeart: Or at least she tries to be, with varied results.
* HeartBeatDown: Her healing spell [[ThePowerOfLove Power of Love]] and attack skill Holy Arrows which is a volley of explosive arrows shaped like hearts when she is a [[spoiler: FallenAngel]].
* HeyYou: Laharl doesn't address her by her name until a certain plot point.
* HighlyVisibleNinja: Flonne spends much of her introductory assassination attempt pretending to be a ninja. A ninja that ''[[SayingSoundEffectsOutLoud says sound effects out loud]]''.
* HollywoodToneDeaf: In the Drama [=CD=]s, Laharl likens Flonne's singing to being murdered.
* HolyChild: Seraph Lamington thinks she is the key to Celestia's future [[spoiler: and that she will heal Laharl's heart and together they will reunite Celestia and the Netherworld.]] Vulcanus is jealous of the high thoughts the Seraph has for her and tirelessly tries to have her killed. [[spoiler: In the canon ending, Lamington's proven right.]]
* HolyHandGrenade: Her special moves "Holy Arrows" and "Divine Ray".
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: In regards to Etna. Even though Etna plays tricks on her, she refuses to see Etna's more wicked characteristics. Though Flonne is not without reason because Etna does make sure to hide things from her, as Flonne is a MoralityPet to her and Flonne would get on her case if she found out about her deeds, like how much Etna really pays the Prinnies.
** She's also the only character that can't tell that [[ObviouslyEvil Vulcanus]] is evil.
* HotBlooded: Flonne is very passionate about love and heroism, especially in her VideoGame/TrinityUniverse cameo.
* [[spoiler: HumongousMecha: Her Great Flonzor X in ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 4|APromiseUnforgotten}}'']]
* ImpliedDeathThreat: Her treat to Laharl that she will assassinate him if demons are really incapable of love.
-->''And if necessary I'll carry out my original mission with a new target!''
** AssholeVictim: In Flonne's Tragedy Ending, she follows up on this claim and defeats Laharl with her blazing flame of justice because he tried to kill Hoggmeiser[[note]]and killed at least fifty allies, which is required to get this ending[[/note]].
* ImpliedLoveInterest: [[spoiler:In the Bad Ending, Laharl sacrifices his life to restore Flonne before coming back as a Prinny; other endings have this to a lesser degree. This isn't taking into account the massive amounts of ShipTease, even including Lamington himself.]]
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: Subverted. Flonne learns a whole lot about herself from her visit to the Netherworld, particularly about her hidden deviant and easily tempted side.
* InformedAttribute: She may not look it, but her breasts are as big as [[FateStayNight Rin Tohsaka's]] as stated in the World of Disgaea book (77 metric).
* TheIngenue: A competent one who can take care of herself.
* InnocentBlueEyes
* InsistentTerminology: "It's not a DVD, it's a Blu-ray!"
* InterspeciesFriendship: With Laharl and Etna.
* [[PopCulturedBadass Japanese Pop Cultured Badass]]
* [[spoiler: KillTheCutie: In most endings. Sometimes subverted, sometimes [[TearJerker not]].]]
* TheKlutz: Laharl and Etna thinks she is this, [[InformedAttribute but she has never been shown doing something extremely clumsy]], so the statements tend to be more about [[CloudCuckoolander the thoughts that goes through her head]] rather than her physical slip-ups.
* LargeHam: Can be rather ''passionate'' about the power of love, especially in VideoGame/{{Disgaea 4|APromiseUnforgotten}}.
* {{Leitmotif}}: Tasty ☆ [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pj1PSjOOWJ0 Magic]] [[spoiler:as Pure Flonne in D2]]
* LeotardOfPower: [[spoiler: Her outfit as an FallenAngel.]]
* LethalChef: In ''Disgaea D2'', in one of the Overlord's Castle conversations, upon hearing that Flonne is cooking, Laharl hopes that she's able to come up with something edible. Sicily also notes that Flonne has difficulty cooking and offers her help. This may be part of the reason why their diet consisted of potato chips, instant ramen, and canned tuna in ''Disgaea 2''.
** Played up much more in the Disgaea anime and Disgaea 2 manga. In the anime, upon sampling her cooking, Laharl's face turns blue and thinks Flonne is trying to kill him. In the Disgaea 2 manga, when Flonne makes Laharl prawns, he looks at it with disgust and tries to escape when she attempts to feed him.
** ThroughHisStomach: In the Disgaea 2 Drama [=CD=], Flonne tries to make Etna help her cook Laharl a meal since he's so hungry and so that he and Etna can finally make amends. Etna refuses, so Flonne turns to [[FeminineWomenCanCook Rozalin]] for help.
* [[LoveGoddess Love Angel]]: [[YouKeepUsingThatWord She keeps calling herself this.]]
* LoveBubbles: Such bubbles surround Flonne and Laharl in ''VisualNovel/DisgaeaInfinite'' after Laharl congratulates Flonne for passing an angel promotion test, which she is ''extremely'' touched by.
* LoveFreak: [[TropeNamer The original!]] We'd say 'accept no substitutes', but Flonne would want you to be accepting of others.
* LoveTriangle: In the ''Disgaea 2'' Drama [=CD=], Flonne also declares that it has become a LoveTriangle between Laharl, Etna and Adell and the reason Etna does not want to come home with Laharl is that Etna and Adell are a couple. Etna runs along with it.
* MagicStaff: Her WeaponOfChoice.
* MagicalGirlWarrior: Flonne imagines herself to be this, calling herself Guardian Flonne and Justice Flonne.
** And in ''D2'', [[spoiler: she becomes Pure Flonne, the Awakened Angel!]]
* MagikarpPower: Give her a staff and load her up with healing and elemental spells through the Mentor system, and she becomes perhaps more powerful and useful than Laharl.
** [[spoiler: But don't rely on her too much on the first playthrough, given that she gets removed from your party for the last story boss.]]
* ManicPixieDreamGirl: Love Angel Flonne has descended from the heavens to teach you (Laharl) the importance of love!
* MessianicArchetype: Lamington seems to think that Flonne is this, and she does indeed pass a lot of the qualifications, but whether or not she will live up to these expectations remains to be seen.
* MoeStare: Her default expression.
* MoralityPet: Acts as one to Etna, and later Laharl.
* NaiveNewcomer: In the beginning when she joins the team.
* NiceGirl: Loving, caring and helpful.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: In ''A Brighter Darkness,'' [[spoiler:if the player loses to Barbara in Episode 9, Flonne's temporary Archangel powers go haywire, allowing her to defeat Barbara with ease...at the cost of not knowing how to stop said powers and greatly accelerating the spreading of the Yuie flowers. Oops]].
* NiceToTheWaiter: According to ''VisualNovel/DisgaeaInfinite'', she is especially nice to the [[ButtMonkey Prinnies]], who in turn have formed an unofficial fan club.
* NoSenseOfDirection: She got lost on her way home to Celestia once.
* OneHeadTaller: Flonne is exactly one head taller than Laharl.
* {{Otaku}}: Flonne is apparently a big fan of {{ninja}}s and {{kaiju}}.
* OurAngelsAreDifferent
* ParentalSubstitute: Arguably Lamington. Flonne got parents of her own in [[LightNovel/DisgaeaNovels the novels]], but this is never mentioned in the game. He talks about her with great pride and fate, and the game shows she had permission to speak to him casually even thought she is a mere angel trainee and he is no less than the [[PhysicalGod Seraph]].
* PercussiveMaintenance: Flonne started smacking Mr. DVD-player mightily in ''VisualNovel/DisgaeaInfinite'' when it would play her Blu-ray Disc while cheering "Come on, Mr. DVD Player! You can do it!".
* PerpetualSmiler: Never stops smiling ''once'' in ''VideoGame/TrinityUniverse'', even when it's being shown that she is ''clearly'' not happy.
* PimpedOutDress: Her archangel outfit; lots of ribbons, collar, mantelet, sleeves, several layers of petticoats, the inmost has golden heart embroidery, heart earrings and elegant sandals.
* PluckyGirl: When the going gets tough, Flonne might grow sceptical, but she always tackles the challenge head-on anyway.
* ThePollyanna: No matter what happens to her, she never gives up her ideals.
* ThePowerOfLove: Flonne is a big believer in this and even has a healing skill of the same name.
* [[PrettyFreeloaders Pretty Freeloader]]: Flonne is not often referred to as Laharl's vassal (despite Laharl forcibly conscripting her into the role after her failed assassination attempt), she lives at Overlord's castle free of charge and her needs are taken care of by the Prinnies, which she feels bad about, as mentioned in ''Prinny 2''.
* RankUp: From ''Disgaea 3'''s Raspberyl Mode and ''Disgaea 4'' onwards, Flonne is the new Archangel, [[spoiler: replacing Vulcanus.]].
* RapunzelHair: Even moreso in ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 4| A Promise Unforgotten}}'', where her hair seems to have grown quite a bit.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: 1509 years old.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Flonne telling off Vulcanus in a lengthy KirkSummation, to the applause of Laharl, Etna, and the Earth Defense Force.
* ReluctantWarrior: She hates fighting, and only does so when it's necessary to help Laharl.
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: Flonne's ultimate decision. See ToBeLawfulOrGood below.
* SitcomArchNemesis: Arguably, Laharl is hers. His hate for love does rub her the wrong way, and their disagreement is a source of comedy.
* ShipTease: Quite a bit in the first game with Laharl. [[spoiler:The fact that Mid Boss claims Laharl and Flonne to be the ''knot that binds the Netherworld and Celestia'' helps.]]
** In ''[[AllThereInTheManual The World of Disgaea]]'' books 1 and 2, the relationship between them is described as ''Loves?'' Tease indeed.
** And the LightNovel/DisgaeaNovels take it even further.
** In ''Disgaea 2'', Laharl's eyes tear up when Flonne stays behind with the ''Disgaea 2'' crew instead of coming with him. In ''VisualNovel/DisgaeaInfinite'', Laharl is upset that Flonne might be leaving the Netherworld (though he is in denial about it).
** [[AngelDevilShipping Angel Demon Shipping]]: [[InvokedTrope Literally]].
** Who could forget the final battle of the original game. Laharl goes into an {{unstoppable rage}} after he believes that Flonne is dead and can potentially kill the one responsible for it. Whether he strikes the final blow or not determines whether you get the "good ending" or the "normal ending."
** Also of note is the opening theme of the Anime adaptation "Aishitageru", when translated into English, several things become clear. 1. It's obviously sung from her Point of View. 2. She admits she loves Laharl and sees past his Jerkass Facade. 3. Considers their meeting "a miracle". Who knows whether this will ever carry over into the games though, much less anything else.
* SmarterThanYouLook: Flonne proves, several times throughout the game, to be smarter than what her [[EstablishingCharacterMoment initial introduction]] would have have the other characters [[TheDitz believe]].
** Her base intelligence is higher than both Etna and Laharl.
-->''Hm...S, So you do get it.''
-->--'''A surprised Laharl to Flonne'''
* SpinAttack: Flonne can do this on a jump stick.
* SpiritedYoungLady: She is physically and mentally 15, at least middle class, confident, [[TheCuckoolanderWasRight not as dumb as you think she is]], a hardcore {{Toku}} {{Otaku}}, independent, self-sufficient, honest and has a defiant side, but tries her best to be lawful.
* SquishyWizard
* {{Stupid Good}}: Her [[LoveFreak nickname]] should clue you in.
* SuperSentaiStance: Flonne tries to do this with Laharl and Etna in the picnic episode; they complain about her enthusiasm and after being forced to participate fail horribly, much to Flonne's dismay.
* SweatDrop: When confused.
* {{Tareme Eyes}}: To counter Laharl's {{Tsurime Eyes}}.
* ThinkingOutLoud: Flonne thinks loudly about her moral dilemma of whether or not assassinating someone she know/don't know is alright.
* ToBeLawfulOrGood: Flonne decides over the course of the games if she is going to be a dutiful angel and follow the laws of Celestia, or if she is going to fight for the rights and recognition of demons and humans to be considered equals to angels. [[spoiler: She settles on the latter and fights for it even at the cost of her life.]]
* TokenGoodTeammate: She originally joins Laharl's group to understand demons and teach them about love.
* {{Toku}}: Flonne is a huge fan.
* {{Tsundere}}: Type B towards Laharl.
* WasActuallyFriendly: Flonne finds out that demons are not as bad as the other angels would have her believe, though she had her doubts to begin with.
* WideEyedIdealist
* WhiteMagicianGirl
* WideEyesAndShrunkenIrises: When shocked.
* WingdingEyes: Her eyes bursts into flames when she is all fired up, and into empty circles when she becomes confused.
* WingedHumanoid: Though not particularly impressive wings.
* WomanInWhite: White outfit and [[TheChosenOne very important]], yet a very NiceGirl.
* WrongGenreSavvy: It's rather obvious that Flonne has been watching way too many Hero/Ninja/Giant-monster shows.
* YouAreWorthHell: [[spoiler: By the end of the first game, Flonne's life is even worth Prinnydom to Laharl.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Mid-Boss/Vyers]]
!!!Voiced by: ChihiroSuzuki (JP), Creator/GrantGeorge (EN)
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[[caption-width-right:350:The one and only "Dark Adonis"]]
->The foppish, self-proclaimed "Dark Adonis" who has a penchant for [[GratuitousFrench random French]], Vyers was quickly dubbed "Mid-Boss" by Laharl just before he had his ass handed to him in a humiliating defeat. He appears at the most inopportune times to challenge Laharl and regain some semblance of dignity. Overall, he appears to be a total ditz, though [[ObfuscatingStupidity he may know more than he lets on...]]

Tropes associated with Mid-Boss:
* {{Adorkable}}
* AgentPeacock: [[spoiler:Especially in his past life]].
* AntiVillain: Type IV
* BaddieFlattery
* BerserkButton: Vyers does not like his new name.
** He later sees to get used to it.
* [[spoiler:BigGood: Serves as a major manipulator of events in the first game, and later games imply that he's using his vast web of connections to improve things behind the scenes.]]
* {{Bishonen}}
* [[BattleCry Battle Cries]]: "En Garde! Ha! But of course." "Right there" "Gotche!" "Haaahahahaha!".
* ButtMonkey
* CampStraight: Though it seems to just be part of his facade.
* CapeWings: His jacket is his wings.
* CulturedBadass: He is, after all, a gentleman, [[spoiler: and as King Krichevskoy he was even more sophisticated and badass.]]
* TheChewToy
* TheDandy
* DistractedByMyOwnSexy: According to the Prinny Times, Vyers likes to stare into his mirror asking who's the most adonic of them all.
* DopplegangerAttack: Seems to be a signature ability of his. His Adonic Fury, his signature skill, summons three other copies of himself to gang up on a single foe while his Super Adonis from ''Disgaea 3'' creates numerous copies that all magichange into a swords for him to throw. [[spoiler:Apparently, it is an ability that Krichevskoy had that carried over when he became Vyers. In ''VideoGame/Disgaea4APromiseUnforgotten'', he has a suped-up version of Adonic Fury called Majestic Shot and before the fight, he creates three doppelgangers to aid him.]]
* EnemyEatsYourLunch: He ate the picnic basket.
* EnigmaticMinion
* EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench: "They call ''moi'' the Dark Adonis"
* EvilEyebrows: Subverted He's not a pillar of demonic atrocity.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: His name is Mid-Boss, and he's a Mid-Boss. Simple, really.
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: [[spoiler:Has re-acquired the HairAntennae after reclaiming his identity as Krichevskoy in ''VideoGame/Disgaea4APromiseUnforgotten'']]
* {{Expy}}: Vyers' personality and looks are very similar to that of Crowdia from {{Rhapsody A Musical Adventure}}.
* FeatherMotif: In his cameo in {{Phantom Brave}} and his appearance as DLC in ''Disgaea 3'' Vyers shows in a soft explosion of white feathers. It fits with [[spoiler: his [[AscendedDemon ascension]] in the novels]] even though it never happened officially in the games.
* TheFightingNarcissist
* FullFrontalAssault: In Disgaea 3, Vyers has an evility by the name of "Naked" that makes him gain twice as much experience when he is not equipped with any items. Take that as you will.
* GratuitousFrench: In both audio tracks.
* GuileHero: He has some elements of this, [[spoiler: having the back of Lamington in his BatmanGambit]] and all. Even his Disgaea 3 description states that he is extremely influential.
* HandBehindHead: Vyers does this when he is badly injured, along with InstantBandages.
* [[spoiler:HeroAntagonist]]
* ILetYouWin: Vyers makes up petty excuses to end fights with Laharl, [[spoiler:allowing him to win and [[StealthMentor get stronger]].]] And if the loss is truly on his side, count on it being due to his bad case of acid reflux or severe constipation.
* InstantBandages
* InsistentTerminology: "The daaaark Adonis!!"
* [[spoiler:InterruptedSuicide: When he stops Laharl from from trading up his life to revive Flonne in the good ending.]]
** [[spoiler: Subverted when he tried and failed to stop his wife from trading in her life to save Laharl.]]
* InterspeciesFriendship: With [[spoiler:Lamington]].
* LampshadeHanging: His name.
* LargeHam: '''HAAAHAHAHAHAHA!''
* LongHairedPrettyBoy
* [[spoiler: LukeIAmYourFather: He's the reincarnation of King Krichevskoy, Laharl's father.]]
* MeaningfulName
* MidBoss: Subverted (Ironically), he is really a Boss.
* MistakenForPedophile: In the manga.
* MrFanservice
* {{Narcissist}}: "O flowers! O trees! O grass! Come, celebrate my strength!"
* NiceGuy: So pure that [[spoiler: Flonne's pendant, which burns anyone with evil in their hearts leaves him completely unharmed, while it nearly roasts her master Vulcanus, ironically an angel, when he tried to hold it.]]
* NobleDemon
* [[spoiler: ObfuscatingStupidity: Which Laharl seems to notice by the end of the game.]]
* PetalPower: His Adonic Blast.
* PluckyComicRelief
* PhraseCatcher: Nearly everyone that meets him pins him as some sort of mid-boss, regardless of whether or not they've heard the nickname before. [[spoiler: This changes in Disgaea 4, probably because he finally dropped the act and got his power back.]]
* PoliteVillainsRudeHeroes: Vyers tries his very best to invoke this while talking to Laharl and co., but he is unable to keep his cool when they call by his [[BerserkButton new nickname]]. They proceed to exploit this as much as they can.
* PromotedToPlayable: In PSP port of Disgaea 2.
* QuirkyMinibossSquad[=/=]GoldfishPoopGang
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld
* RecurringBoss
* PhraseCatcher: Nearly everyone that meets him pins him as some sort of mid-boss, regardless of whether or not they've heard the nickname before.
* SetTheWorldOnFire: Occurs during his third special in ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 4|APromiseUnforgotten}}''.
* SomethingAboutARose: He has a rose pattern on the back of his jacket, and rose petals blow in the wind when he does one of his special attacks.
* SmallNameBigEgo: [[spoiler:Subverted, as the incompetence is a facade. The ''ego'', on the other hand, sticks around even after he drops the act.]]
-->'''Vyers:''' Why am I so awesome?
* [[spoiler:StealthMentor]]
* {{Stripperiffic}}
* TallDarkAndHandsome: [[spoiler: It suits King Krichevskoy the most, but Vyers isn't shabby either.]]
* ThisIsUnforgivable: [[BlatantLies He loves his new name.]] [[SarcasmMode Really]].
* [[spoiler: TogetherInDeath: Vyers is seen ascending with the soul of Laharl's mom in the good ending. This is subverted since [[BackFromTheDead Vyers keeps appearing as a cameo in different NIS games]], while [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse Laharl's Mom is nowhere to be seen or heard from]]. In the novels this happens in a similar way.]]
* TookALevelInBadass: As of Disgaea 4, [[spoiler:he has regained the power he had as Krichevskoy and is going by his former name.]]
* YourEyesCanDeceiveYou: Vyers' ''advice'' to Laharl in the Maderas chapter.
* WakeUpCallBoss: Although he's treated as a joke by most of the characters, the first boss fight against him is not a walk in the park, especially if you're under leveled.
* WalkingShirtlessScene
* [[spoiler: TheWatcher]]
* YoungerThanTheyLook: [[spoiler:Physically, he can't be more than two years old. Of course, King Krichevskoy was much older.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:King Krichevskoy]]
!!!Voiced by: TomomichiNishimura (JP), Creator/GrantGeorge (EN)
->The former Overlord of the Netherworld, two years prior to the game he died, and its the resulting power vacuum that forms the major conflicts in the first half of the game. [[spoiler:It's heavily implied, and outright stated in creation materials, that he has been reborn as Vyers.]]

Tropes associated with King Krichevskoy:

* AFatherToHisMen: His most loyal vassals have quite fond memories of him, and many mourn him.
* [[spoiler: AngelicBeauty]]: After [[spoiler:his ascension]] in the novels.
* AnIcePerson: He celebrated Laharl's birth by freezing the ocean! Also, his first skill in ''Disgaea 4'', Freezing Knuckle, is literally Laharl's Blazing Knuckle with ice instead of fire.
* [[spoiler: AscendedDemon]]: He becomes one in the novels.
* [[spoiler:BackFromTheDead: His friendship with Seraph Lamington allowed him to do so.]]
* BadassCape: King Krichevskoy had a nice red cape.
* BadassMustache: A small, defined and well groomed dali mustache.
* BenevolentBoss
* BerserkerTears: When his wife killed herself, he split the earth in half in grief.
* BladeOnAStick: He was a spear user. This changes in Disgaea 4, where he has proficiencies in swords and fists.
* [[spoiler: BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu: Krichevskoy was able to stop Baal from conquering his netherworld, but received fatal wounds in the process.]]
* BumblingDad: King Krichevskoy was a respectable and great man overall according to those that knew him, but [[spoiler:when he is acting as the Dark Adonis he evidently turn himself into this.]]
* CapeWings: According to artbooks.
* DotingParent: We never see Laharl spend much time with Krichevskoy, but according to Etna he thought of Laharl's best until the very end, even though Laharl outright claimed he hated his old man. He also held great faith in Laharl, going so far as to [[spoiler:put Etna and Flonne in charge of looking out for him to ensure that he succeeds, even after his death.]]
* TheGoodKing: King Krichevskoy was kind, honourable and well-intentioned.
** [[TheWisePrince The Wise King]]: He also seems to have an aura of melancholy surrounding him in Laharl and Etna's flashback.
* HairAntennae[=/=]OjouRinglets: King Krichevskoy's antennas were shaped like ringlets at the tip. He regains longer ones in Disgaea 4.
* [[spoiler: InterspeciesRomance: His wife, Laharl's Mom, was a human witch who came to the Netherworld to study.]]
* LastRequest: As Krichevskoy was dying, he [[spoiler:asked Etna to raise his son to become the next overlord, a request that's difficult for her to stomach, but ultimately achieves.]]
* LoveAtFirstSight: With Laharl's mother, according to Etna.
* ManOfSteelWomanOfKleenex: King Krichevskoy had the power to knock down mountains, froze oceans and split the ground in two, while his wife was [[spoiler:a [[SquishyWizard human witch trainee]].]]
* MayflyDecemberRomance: We never get to know how old King Krichevskoy is, but he is a long time friend of [[spoiler:Seraph Lamington]] who is 9147 years old, and Krichevskoy does not look younger than him. He got married to a [[spoiler:human girl]] who looked no older than 20.
* MysteriousParent: He's got some 'interesting' parenting methods.
* OminousWalk: Krichevskoy's Blazing Rush starts with him slowly marching towards his frightened opponents before delivering a world of hurt on them. For added awesomeness, flames erupt from under his feet with each step.
* PhysicalGod
* PurposefullyOverpowered: With the first game talking about how he was such a powerful Overlord, if he was to ever be playable, he'd have to be strong enough to uphold his legend. So NipponIchi did just that when he made his DLC appearance in ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 4|APromiseUnforgotten}}'', giving him upgraded versions of Laharl's evilities (Especially his innate evility which increases special attack damage by ''50%'' over Laharl's 20%) and stats and aptitudes on par with ''[[GameBreaker Tyrant Valvatorez]]''.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: This goes for practically every noble character in the series, but King Krichevskoy especially as he did much more when just fight, he created the Dark Assembly and fought for equality between every creature, [[spoiler:he even died protecting his world from Baal by sealing him.]]
* SatanIsGood: Satan is never mentioned in the Disgaea series, but the closest physical equivalent are the Overlords, and Overlord Krichevskoy was not only good but also a longtime friends with [[spoiler:the physical [[OmniscientMoralityLicense God]] equivalent Seraph Lamington. Amusingly, Lamington and possibly Krichevskoy both answer to God.]]
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: Admits to pulling strings with friends in high places to [[spoiler:cheat death]].
* SecondLove: In the novels.
* SharpDressedMan: Not in the usual since, but King Krichevskoy was a rather well, if not strangely, dressed man.
* SimpleStaff: King Krichevskoy was suppose to have a staff shaped like a long rose according to The world of Disgaea artbook.
* SomethingAboutARose: According to the ''World of Disgaea'' artbook, he had a rose ring and a staff tipped with a rose.
* TalkingWeapon: Krichevskoy's weapon, Longinus the talking spear.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Hoggmeiser]]
!!!Voiced by: TomomichiNishimura (JP)
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Hoggmeiser_9483.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:250:O money, how do I love thee?$ Let me count the ways<3$]]
->A wealthy demon lord, he's Laharl's second target for conquest. That, and Laharl needs the riches of his palace to pay the Prinny Squad.

Tropes associated with Hoggmeiser:

* AnAxeToGrind
* BadassCape
* DefeatMeansFriendship: Joins your when defeated.
* DirtyOldMan: In ''VideoGame/DisgaeaDimension2'', when he meets [[spoiler:[[GenderBender Gender-Bent Laharl]]]]. Even once he finds out [[AttractiveBentGender her true gender]], he doesn't mind and keeps asking her to act sexy in front of him. She is naturally creeped out.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: His son, whose appearance convinces Laharl to spare them.
* FullBoarAction[=/=]PigMan
* MeaningfulName: He's a greedy pig-demon.
* SpinAttack: His Spinning Slash special.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Porkmeister]]
!!!Voiced by: AsamiImai (JP)
->The son of Hoggmeiser who tries to protect him from Laharl when he tries to kill him. Though he plays a very minor role in the first game, he returns in ''Disgaea D2'' AllGrownUp.

Tropes associated with Porkmeister:
* AllGrownUp: In ''Disgaea D2'', where he goes from little piglet to PigMan.
* AscendedExtra: Had literally one line in the first game. In ''Disgaea D2'', he has his own stage and he even shows up in the post game [[spoiler:being kidnapped by Artina.]]
* IAmNotMyFather: Though he loves his father enough to protect him from Laharl's wrath, he hates his father's greedy ways, which is why he goes to Laharl for training in ''Disgaea D2''.
* NoNameGiven: He is only referred to as Hoggmeiser's son in the first game. He gets the name Koganesuki, his Japanese name, in the anime, while the ''Afternoon of Darkness''' Etna Mode gives him his current name.
* PigMan
* VocalDissonance: Porkmeister has grown into the splitting image of [[PigMan his father]], but he still has the voice of a little boy.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Maderas]]
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Maderas_3686.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:250:Stop talking so tough, Prince. I know all of your weaknesses. [[spoiler:Isn't that right, Etna?]]]]
->A demon lord aspiring to the throne, he [[spoiler:stole Etna's memories and is using them to blackmail her into working for him to overthrow Laharl.]]

Tropes associated with Maderas:

* BigBadWannabe: He thinks he's the biggest threat there is. Not even close.
** BigBadEnsemble: But in Etna Mode in the remakes, he ascends to this with Vulcanus. Still the much lesser threat though.
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: He knows Laharl's weaknesses and uses them to his advantage.
** GenreBlind: On the other hand, he doesn't suspect that [[spoiler:Etna will hate him so much she'll betray him and pay off the Prinny Squad he hired to watch her to work for her instead]]. A similar event happens in Etna Mode when his Durians turn on him and Etna attacks him the day before the agreed-upon time for their battle. The response each time to his anger is "[[AlwaysChaoticEvil we're demons, you expected any less]]?"
* DarkIsEvil
* DefeatMeansFriendship: Joins you when defeated.
* DirtyCoward: He relies on trickery and minions to confront Laharl rather than face him directly. It's only when all other options have been exhausted that he stands and fights. And then when he's defeated, he quickly begins grovelling for his life.
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: Implied in Etna Mode [[spoiler:after he's beaten by Etna and Flonne and is killed by Vulcanus. We don't actually see what Vulcanus did to him, but Maderas' reaction implies it was extremely painful.]]
* HighCollarOfDoom
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: He's of the Nosferatu class.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver
* SpinAttack: His standard attack.
* StarterVillain: His manipulations of [[spoiler:Etna]] make him the antagonist for the first several chapters.
* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler:In Etna Mode, Vulcanus lets him continue his plans for conquest because it furthers his goals to kill Etna and Flonne.]]
* VampireVords: More subtle than most examples, but the dub's VA is definitely taking cues from Lugosi's Dracula.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:'''Captain Gordon, Defender of Earth!''']]
!!!Voiced by: Creator/NobuoTobita (JP), Creator/{{Michael McConnohie}} (EN)
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/d1GordonArt2.png]]
[[caption-width-right:250: ForGreatJustice!.]]
->On Earth, he was a courageous and celebrated hero that descends from a long line of equally courageous and celebrated heroes. In the Netherworld, he's Laharl's recently acquired and usually mistreated slave thanks to an ill-placed bet on his victory. Even so, '''Captain Gordon, Defender of Earth!''' is a HotBlooded LargeHam with a complete inability to keep quiet. As such, he will give his all in ''anything'' he does.

Tropes associated with '''Captain Gordon, Defender of Earth!'''
* BadassNormal: Gameplay-wise, he's really good with an axe and has some powerful skills, but within the story, he tends to be dismissed quite easily. It's implied in the boss fight against him that Laharl actually had to work at beating him harder than expected, however.
* TheBigGuy
* BoisterousBruiser: He's always got an upbeat speech ready for whatever situation presents itself, peppered with "Ha-ha-haaa!"'s.
* ButtMonkey
* CallingYourAttacks: He punctuates his unique moves with "Gordon Finish!"
* '''CaptainErsatz, Pretender of'''...you get the idea.
* CaptainSpaceDefenderOfEarth: The TropeNamer.
* TheBigGuy
* TheDitz
* TheGoodCaptain
* HotBlooded
* IdiotHero: A near-literal example.
-->'''Laharl:''' Aren't you happy, Flonne? There's someone even dumber than you.
* JusticeWillPrevail: He even says so in his ultimate move.
* LanternJawOfJustice
* LargeHam
* LordErrorProne
* [[MadeASlave Made A Vassal]]: By Laharl.
* MeatShield: He's bulky enough to hold choke points.
* NoIndoorVoice
* RunningGag: Whenever his name is mentioned here at [=TvTropes=], it is always in '''BoldInflation''' and (usually) with his full title. This treatment eventually inspired similar usage for [[{{BRIANBLESSED}} certain]] [[Literature/CiaphasCain other]] [[Characters/GirlGenius characters]] on this very wiki.
* ShoutOut: Pretty much a blatant copy of ComicStrip/FlashGordon.
* SmallNameBigEgo: His ego rivals even Laharl's, but his powers does not.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: He loves his pizza.
* TwinkleSmile
* WhatTheHellHero - Episode 12: [[spoiler:When the EDF arrives to conquer the Netherworld, '''Captain Gordon, Defender of Earth!''' stubbornly holds the assumption that they came to rescue the Defenders of Earth despite the overwhelming evidence of them [[UnwittingPawn being used]] and when Jennifer tried to directly warn him, he instead decides to dismiss Jennifer as his Assistant (causing Jennifer's HeroicBSOD) only to completely regret it a [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness few moments]] [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone later]].]]
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: [[VisualNovel/DisgaeaInfinite He is afraid of cockroaches]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Jennifer]]
!!!Voiced by: Creator/ChiwaSaito (JP), Paula Tiso (EN)
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/d1JenniferArt.png]]
->Sidekick of '''Captain Gordon, Defender of Earth!''' Jennifer is busty, blonde, scantily clad and, against the rest of the group's expectations, brilliant. Jennifer is thoroughly skilled in subjects ranging from Robotics to Martial Arts and generally serves as the brains for '''Captain Gordon, Defender of Earth!''' Though technically in the same predicament as he, Jennifer seems to have gotten the much better deal out of it, likely because Laharl vehemently refuses to stand within five feet of her. As such, she seems to enjoy pushing Laharl's buttons and is something of a CoolBigSis for Flonne and Etna. Considering her initial talk of tentacle demons, she seems to have a rather [[CovertPervert dirty mind]].

Tropes associated with Jennifer:
* AnalProbing: Jennifer ask Laharl and co. if the demons (who basically are aliens in the Franchise/{{Disgaea}} universe) anal probed them. [[EvenEvilHasStandards He takes offense]].
* BadAssNormal
* BareYourMidriff
* BuxomIsBetter: Laharl calls Jennifer sexy specifically because she got big breasts, subverted trope because he does not think it makes her better at all.
* CharacterExaggeration: In the Anime, her {{Gainaxing}} tendencies are greatly exaggerated.
* CoolBigSis
* CovertPervert: {{Fanon}} has her as this, due to a single comment she made about being molested by tentacles.
* DumbBlonde: Subverted. She looks and acts like one, but she's actually [[TheSmartGuy The Smart Girl]] and just happens to be a BunnyEarsLawyer.
* GagBoobs
* GeniusBruiser
* HelloNurse
* [[spoiler:HeroicBSOD]] - The result of '''Captain Gordon, Defender of Earth!''''s WhatTheHellHero moment. [[spoiler:She gets better]] soon after [[HeelFaceTurn Kurtis']] HeroicSacrifice.
* HotScientist
* HyperCompetentSidekick: The plot makes her out to be stronger than Gordon, amongst all the other things she does better than him.
* [[MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter Mad Generals Beautiful Daughter]]: She is adopted though.
* MsFanservice
* PhenotypeStereotype: American? Most likely (in [[LightNovel/DisgaeaNovels the novels]] they do live in [[{{Eagleland}} America]]). Blond hair and blue eyes? Duh.
* ShipperOnDeck: In the game and anime, Jennifer has shown shades of this regarding Laharl's relationship with Flonne. In ''VisualNovel/DisgaeaInfinite'', however, she takes it UpToEleven by being a shipper for almost ''every'' demon who passes by her.
** In the [[LightNovel/DisgaeaNovels novels]] she quite noticeably ships Laharl and Flonne, even though her own daughter is in love with him.
* SmarterThanYouLook: She "obtained every PHD by the age of ten," though her appearance wouldn't give you that impression.
* TheSmartGuy
* {{Stripperiffic}}
* TheTalk: She likes teaching sex-ed, according to ''VideoGame/{{Prinny|CanIReallyBeTheHero}} 2''.
** She tries to give Laharl TheTalk in the original game, just flustering Laharl worse. Etna isn't amused with it either.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: She hates Sea Cucumbers according to ''VisualNovel/DisgaeaInfinite''. [[CovertPervert Given the above]], take that as you will...
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Thursday]]
!!!Voiced by: Creator/YurikaOchiai (JP), Creator/BobPapenbrook (EN, PS2 version only)
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/d1ThursdayArt.png]]
[[caption-width-right:250: BEEP BEEP BLIP BEEP]]
->A multi-purpose super robot built by Jennifer at [[ImprobableAge the age of 5]]. Ultra-powerful (in gameplay, too) and able to provide whatever service the characters might need at a given time.

Tropes associated with Thursday:
* BackFromTheDead: Or rather, the permanently offline.
* DayOfTheWeekName
* DeadpanSnarker: Because it doesn't ''get'' more deadpan than a robot voice.
* DoAnythingRobot: He's a multi-purpose robot, after all.
* GreenLanternRing
* ICanStillFight: He refuses to stand by while his friends are fighting, no matter what condition he's in.
* MySensorsIndicateYouWantToTapThat: Provided the page quote.
* RobotBuddy
* VerbalTic:BEEP BEEP BLIP BEEP.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Kurtis]]
!!!Voiced by: Kousuke Toriumi (JP), JamiesonPrice (EN, games), David Lodge (EN, [[MakaiSenkiDisgaea anime]])
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/d1KurtisArt.png]]
->Described on the main page as "a big ball of tropes, delivered one right after the other." Gets very little time during this game, but plays a bigger role in ''Cursed Memories''. In "Hour of Darkness", he aids General Carter with the EDF's invasion of the Netherworld.

Tropes associated with Kurtis:
* AntiVillain: [[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Type III -> type IV.]]
* TheAtoner
* {{Badass}}
** BadassAdorable: As many characters are quick to point out [[spoiler:when he becomes a prinny.]]
** [[MemeticBadass Memetic Badass]]: He has this reputation InUniverse--the prinnies consider him something akin to ChuckNorris.
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler:As a prinny]], anyway.
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:Shows up to help the party out in Celestia.]]
* [[spoiler: BonusBoss / SecretCharacter : In ''Disgaea 4'', in his Prinny form]].
* TheCavalry
* CyberneticsEatYourSoul
* CynicismCatalyst: He because the antihero he is today after Gordon failed to save his family.
* DeadpanSnarker: The party's comments on his [[spoiler:prinny form]] quickly turns him into one.
* DefeatMeansFriendship
* EleventhHourRanger
* {{Expy}}: Very clearly based on Jet Link (aka Cyborg 002) from ''{{Cyborg 009}}''
* HeelFaceTurn
* HollywoodCyborg: He became one after surviving an explosion.
* LargeHam: Inclines to this [[spoiler:after his HeelFaceTurn]], though still nowhere near as bad as Gordon.
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou
* ParodySue: Laharl and Etna quickly catch on.
* PromotedToPlayable: Joins the party, [[spoiler:though he's now a prinny. That said, he's still a very powerful character.]]
* [[spoiler:RedemptionEqualsDeath]]
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: His perma-scowl and attempts to look menacing [[spoiler:as a prinny]] do nothing to stop the endless gushing over him.
* TheComicallySerious
* TheRival: To '''Captain Gordon, Defender of Earth!'''
* RocketPunch
* TakingTheBullet
* WhyCouldntYouSaveThem: His StartOfDarkness. [[spoiler: his family was killed in a terrorist attack, and even though '''Captain Gordon, Defender of Earth''' caught the ones responsible, the fact that Gordon couldn't prevent the tragedy made Kurtis decide to become a better Defender of Earth than '''Captain Gordon, Defender of Earth''' could. No matter what...]]
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]
* {{Troperiffic}}
[[/folder]]

[[folder:General Carter]]
!!!Voiced by: Bob Papenbrook (EN)
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/General_Carter_8896.png]]
[[caption-width-right:250: Capturing the Netherworld... That's our only means of survival.]]

->Leader of the Earth Defense Force and Captain Gordon's commander, his goal is to invade the Netherworld and conquer it in the name of Earth.

Tropes associated with General Carter

* AffablyEvil
* BadBoss
* BaldOfEvil
* BigOlEyebrows
* BitchInSheepsClothing
* [[spoiler:BonusBoss]]: In the Human World.
* TheDragon: To [[spoiler:Vulcanus]].
* GeneralRipper
* KnightOfCerebus: For the most part lacks any comedic traits, and the plot starts getting much more serious when he kicks off his invasion.
* [[spoiler:OneWingedAngel]]: [[spoiler:Transforms into Astro Carter in the Human World.]]
* ParentalSubstitute: [[spoiler:He raises Jennifer as a foster daughter.]]
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Given one by [[spoiler:Vyers]] on how he ''really'' invaded Earth to satisfy his own ego.
* [[spoiler:TheUnfought]]: Played straight in the main quest. [[spoiler:Then subverted when he returns as the BonusBoss of the Human World optional realm.]]
* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler:Vulcanus never intended for his invasion to succeed, just to weaken both Earth and the Netherworld.]]
* WellIntentionedExtremist: He claims the reason he wants to take over the Netherworld is for the space and resources, as the Earth is growing overpopulated and he fears the human race cannot survive without expanding to other worlds.
** While still a jerk in the anime, the "Well-Intentioned" part is more noticeable when Jennifer has flashback to Carter delivering a RousingSpeech to the EDF about the urgency of finding ways to ensure the survival of the human race.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Seraph Lamington]]
!!!Voiced by: Majima Junji (JP), JamiesonPrice (EN)
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Lamington_6523.png]]
[[caption-width-right:350: Why all the ruckus? You scared the birds away.]]

->Leader of Celestia. Sends Flonne on an assassination mission targeting the overlord knowing that he was already dead. HilarityEnsues.

Tropes associated with Seraph Lamington:
* AngelicBeauty
* TheAtoner: [[spoiler:While he did so with good intentions, he was still a ManipulativeBastard and accepts his fate at Laharl's hands for it. Of course, said fate is not necessarily bad.]]
* AuthorityEqualsAssKicking: [[spoiler: He is by FAR the most powerful enemy fought in the story mode of the original game and often regarded as the hardest FinalBoss.]]
* BadassPacifist
* [[BattleCry Battle Cries]]: "Thy will be done." "Forgive me, oh Lord.".
* BigGood
* {{Bishonen}}
* BunnyEarsLawyer: While Laharl invades in the manga, he's busy baking cookies.
* TheChessMaster: [[spoiler: A rare good one. The entire plot is essentially a giant BatmanGambit to bring peace between Celestia and the Netherworld. He's even smart enough to use the evil schemes of his treacherous right hand man which he knew about the whole time as part of his plan.]]
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: [[spoiler: He finally reappears in ''VideoGame/DisgaeaDimension2'' to confirm the identity of Laharl's sister, Sicily.]]
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: He knows exactly what sort of story this is better than any of the protagonists, or antagonists, seem to.
* EccentricMentor
* [[spoiler: FinalBoss]]
* GoodIsNotDumb
* GuileHero: Most famous example from NipponIchi.
* [[spoiler: HeroAntagonist]]
* HiddenDepths: MUCH smarter than he looks, see ChessMaster above.
* HimeCut
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: [[spoiler: Inverted]] in regard to Vulcanus.
* LongHairedPrettyBoy
* ManipulativeBastard
* NervesOfSteel: Even if his plans fail or his life is threatend his response will be calm.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Acts like an airhead, the keyword being ''acts''.
* OmniscientMoralityLicense
* OurAngelsAreDifferent
* PowerFloats: Lamington floats slightly above the ground.
* RapunzelHair
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: ''9147'' years old.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Although Flonne breaks angelic law by fighting her own people, and accepts her BalefulPolymorph punishment, her ''real'' punishment is merely to become a FallenAngel. Lamington also sees right through Vulcanus.
* TheStoic: Polite and never raises his voice, ever.
* TeleportersAndTransporters: He never walks, he just teleports, both in and out of battle.
* XanatosSpeedChess: [[spoiler: Monitors what the main characters are doing and has Vyers intervene whenever they need a push in the right direction.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Vulcanus]]
!!!Voiced by: Hironori Miyata (JP), Creator/BobPapenbrook (EN, PS2 version only)
[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Volcanus_1804.png]]
[[caption-width-right:300: [[SarcasmMode Totally not a villain.]]]]

->The main villain of the game. An angel, albeit an extremely ugly one. Has very little tolerance for Flonne's screw-ups, and insists on correcting them himself.

Tropes associated with Vulcanus:
* [[AGodAmI A God I Will Be]]: His plan. Naturally, the protagonists mock him for it.
* [[BattleCry Battle Cries]]: "Hah." "Heh heh heh heh heh." "I am justice".
* BigBad
* DevilInPlainSight: Subverted. Only [[TheDitz Flonne]] fails to pick up that he's evil, everybody else can see it as easily as the viewer [[spoiler: Lamington included, which Vulcanus finds out the hard way.]]
* EvilChancellor: He is the Archangel, second-in-command to Seraph Lamington and [[ArchangelMichael Supreme Commander of the Celestial Hosts]]. He also got a [[AGodAmI god complex]], is [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain politically incorrect]] and ObviouslyEvil.
* EvilLaugh
* TheFundamentalist: Him (and many other angels apparently).
* {{Demonization}}: He does this to demons, [[WasActuallyFriendly who are not even nearly as bad as he thinks they are]].
* FinalBoss: Of Etna Mode.
* GodGuise: Vulcanus pretends to be God to influence Flonne to go after Etna in Etna Mode. Initially PlayedForLaughs, till he launches a plan to kill her and Etna at the same time.
* GoodHairEvilHair: The [[BeardOfEvil Mustache Of Evil]]
* HumiliationConga: [[spoiler: He gets turned into a flower (or a frog in the anime, take your pick) by Seraph Lamington in the end. Which, in a bit of FridgeHorror, means he doesn't even get to REINCARNATE!]]
* KnightOfCerebus: In Etna Mode, when he stops playing OrcusOnHisThrone, he's drops any comedic quirks, and any remaining humorous elements in the story are dropped.
* KnightTemplar
* LargeHam: '''Every word''' that comes out of this guys mouth is over the top and dripping with delicious cheesiness.
* LetsYouAndHimFight: This is Vulcanus plan for Laharl and co. and the Seraph after they have defeated him. [[spoiler: Doesn't work.]]
* LightIsNotGood
* MeaningfulName: Tied in with ThemeNaming, as he doesn't share the cake naming patterns of the angels, but references the volcano names of the demons. Because, well, [[LightIsNotGood he's more like a demon than an angel]].
* ObviouslyEvil: All of the characters comment on how obvious it is that that is the face of a villain, except [[HorribleJudgeOfCharacter Flonne]]. Laharl even says he'd make a good vassal if he wasn't an angel.
--> '''Jennifer''': You've got to be kidding! No matter how you look at it, that's the face of a villain!
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: [[FantasticRacism He thinks all demons are evil, humans are weak and pathetic]] and angels are superior in every way.
* SayMyName: Almost every single conversation with Lamington begins with "Master Lamington! Master Lamington, are you here!?"
* SmugSnake: He feels he alone is best suited to rule the universe and plots to overthrow his much stronger, more competent boss.
* UnwittingPawn: ''Everyone'' in [[spoiler:Lamington's BatmanGambit]], but Vulcanus is the biggest one.
* [[ProphetEyes White Eyes Of Evil]]
* WrongGenreSavvy: Oh boy is he ever. He doesn't get that he's a villain, makes assumptions that [[TheDitz Flonne]] of all people is plotting against him, thinks all demons are evil, [[spoiler: and fails to pick up that his boss knows he's evil.]]
* YouHaveOutLivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler: Twice in Etna Mode. First, after sending Flonne to kill Etna and she repeatably fails, he supposedly gives her the power to kill Etna, but planned for his "help" to kill her as well. Later kills Maderas after he fails to kill Flonne and Etna, doesn't fall under YouHaveFailedMe since Maderas was only his UnwittingPawn.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Aramis]]
!!!Voiced by: ? (JP), ? (EN)
[[quoteright:160:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Aramis_2_4706.png]]
->Aramis is a resident child in the Netherworld whom Etna manipulates to make Laharl prove himself worthy of ruling. He owns many pet zombies. His favorite among them is a special combination of many parts.

Tropes associated with Aramis:
* BlushSticker
* BrattyHalfPint
* CatSmile: It's up side down.
* [[CoolPet Cool Pets]]: A whole bunch of [[OurZombiesAreDifferent zombies]].
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* PromotedToPlayable: In DLC for ''Disgaea 3''.
* RecurringExtra: In the ''VideoGame/PrinnyCanIReallyBeTheHero'' games.
* SlaveCollar
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Pink Hair]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Big Sis Prinny]]
!!! Voiced by: KaoriMizuhashi (JP), Paula Tiso (EN)
[[quoteright:248:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Big_Sister_Prinny_2_8762.png]]
-> A mysterious red Prinny that works in the Overlord's castle, usually seen tending to the other prinnies. [[spoiler: She's actually Laharl and Sicily's dead mother.]]

Tropes associated with Big Sis:
* TheAtoner: ''All'' Prinnies are, but Big Sis really feels bad about what happened.
* CoolBigSis: Her status among Laharl and Etna's Prinnies.
* TertiarySexualCharacteristics: She is pink and got eyelashes; she is most definitely a girl.
* VerbalTic: She ''doesn't'' have one. When Flonne points this out, she quickly forces them in.

Spoiler tropes associated with Big Sis:
* [[spoiler: AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: In ''Disgaea D2'', Lamington reveals that she actually had the potential to become an angel instead of becoming a Prinny. She gave that chance to Sicily instead, thus why she is a Prinny while Sicily is a Demon Angel.]]
* [[spoiler: CuteWitch: Was one in life.]]
* [[spoiler: CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Had brown hair and eyes when she was alive.]]
* [[spoiler: DivineDate: Her marriage to King Krichevskoy.]]
* [[spoiler: ButNowIMustGo: The end of episode 8.]]
* [[spoiler: HeroicSacrifice: The sin that turned her into a Prinny.]]
** [[spoiler:''Disgaea D2'' reveals that it isn't the whole truth. She actually could have become an angel instead, but chose to become a Prinny so that Sicily, whom she was pregnant with when she died, would live.]]
* [[spoiler: LoveFreak: According to Etna, she was lecturing Laharl about love before Flonne appeared on the scene.]]
* [[spoiler: ThePowerOfLove: She was only able to save Laharl's life because she loved him.]]
* [[spoiler: SadisticChoice: ''[[VideoGame/DisgaeaDimension2 Disgaea D2]]'' reveals that, when Laharl was sick with his deadly illness, she was also pregnant with Sicily at the time, meaning that she had to choose between letting Laharl die and saving Sicily, or killing herself to save Laharl, which would also kill Sicily. Luckily, she managed to take a [[TakeAThirdOption bittersweet third option.]]]]
* [[spoiler: TakeMeInstead: Her death was because Laharl became so ill even the King couldn't cure him. She took her own life to save her son.]]
** [[spoiler:In the case of Sicily, she gives away her privilege to become an angel to Sicily.]]
* [[spoiler: UnnamedParent: She is only referred to as Laharl's Mom in the games. In the novels, her name is revealed to be [[KingArthur Gwen]].]]
* [[spoiler: WizardsLiveLonger: We never get her exact age, but there is a 376 year difference between the ages of her children.]]
* [[spoiler: WomanInWhite: Her human form's outfit.]]
* [[spoiler: WhoWearsShortShorts: Again, her human form.]]
[[/folder]]

!!!Characters introduced in Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness

[[folder:Sicily]]
!!!Voiced by: Creator/KaoriIshihara (JP), Creator/DanielleJudovits (EN)
[[quoteright:115:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/sicily_6390.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:115:I'm King Krichevskoy's daughter!]]

->An angel from Celestia who claims to be Laharl's younger sister. She appears in his castle proclaiming she's the one entitled to be the Overlord instead of him, though Sicily tags along with him during his quest to crush the Krichevskoy Group.

Tropes associated with Sicily:
* [[HumanMail Angel Mail]]: Sicily arrived at the Overlord's Castle in a package. [[NoSenseOfDirection She did so because she did't want to get lost.]] Also, her 'Sicily Delivery' special attack involves putting targeted enemies in a box, rushing it to the South Pole, and then [[TheEmperorsNewGroove smashing it with a hammer.]]
* BadassAdorable
* BigBrotherWorship: After losing to Laharl in Episode 2.
* CutenessProximity: She loves Prinnies and finds them absolutely adorable.
* TheCutie: Serves this role along with Flonne.
* [[ElegantGothicLolita Elegant Sweet Lolita]]
* FriendlessBackground: She had no friends back in Celestia and laments not having been born in the Netherworld with Laharl.
** [[spoiler:AllTheOtherReindeer: That's because of Sicily's status as a "Demon Angel", which made the other angels distance themselves away from her.]]
* HairAntennae: According to the artbook, she does have antennae similar to Laharl's, but she tied the antennae into the bow seen in the picture above.
* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice: She is willing to trade her life for all the angels Xenolith kidnapped, but Laharl tries to prevent her from going through with it. [[NonStandardGameOver If the player is unable to defeat Xenolith in the final battle]], however, she does go through with it, leaving behind her heartbroken brother.]]
* LamarckWasRight: Whether or not she truly is Laharl's sister, her first skill, Angelic Knuckle, is very much like Laharl's Blazing Knuckle and Krichevskoy's Freezing Knuckles except she gathers [[HolyHandGrenade angelic energy]] into her fists .
* LongLostSibling: Claims to be this, but everyone is skeptical, especially because Laharl was an only child when his Mom sacrificed herself to save his life and there's no way a demon and a human can give birth to an angel. [[spoiler:Turns out his Mom was pregnant with Sicily when she sacrificed her life and Sicily was given life when their mother passed on the chance to become an angel so that Sicily may live.]]
* LittleMissBadass
* LittleSisterHeroine: While she naturally plays the trope straight, she tries to really invoke it for all it's worth by playing up her cuteness and offering sweets to convince Laharl to give up the title of Overlord . It only serves to further piss him off.
* MythologyGag: A young girl who proclaims to be Laharl's younger sister? This was already done in the anime adaptation's Maharl ([[WhatCouldHaveBeen Who originally was supposed to be Laharl's sister in the first game, but was cut out.]]), though whether she's his sister or not is still a mystery as no one in the Netherworld remembers the king having a daughter. [[spoiler:Unlike Maharl, however, Sicily is revealed to be Laharl's sister.]]
** Episode 2 is itself a repeat of the first game where Laharl chases down an angel who's usurping him through an ice level. It even ends with Sicily summoning dragons and doing the same angelic incantations as Flonne did before.
* NaiveNewcomer: Having spent all her life in Celestia, she's naturally put off by the more negative aspects of demons like their selfishness and their propensity for violence, which is why she's initially more comfortable with Flonne.
* [[spoiler:NonhumanHumanoidHybrid: Revealed by Virunga to be a "Demon Angel". This is due to Laharl's Mom, who was pregnant with Sicily at the time, refusing the chance to become an angel and gave it to Sicily instead.]]
* TokenMiniMoe: The youngest character of the main cast of ''A Brighter Darkness''.
* {{Otaku}}: Just like Flonne, but she's more mellow about it. She watches Effort Ninja Gorillian with Flonne and is able to recognize Flonne's MagicalGirlWarrior outfit as that of Pure Pink from the Pure Seven Morphing Angels.
* OurAngelsAreDifferent
* SupremeChef: Not is she the only one amongst Laharl, Etna, and Flonne to possess cooking talent, but she is capable of making exact replicas of dishes.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Barbara]]
!!!Voiced by: Creator/MinoriChihara (JP), Creator/MelissaFahn (EN)
[[quoteright:148:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/barbara_9985.png]]
[[caption-width-right:148:Your orders?]]

->The Krichevskoy Group's candidate to become the next Overlord. Barbara may look very imposing, but she only does anything if she's ordered to do so by her superiors and enemies alike.

Tropes associated with Barbara:
* ActionGirl
* BerserkButton: Her whole life is orders and carrying out those orders, so pleading her to do a favor is a good way to piss her off.
* BoobsOfSteel
* CatchPhrase: "[[InsaneTrollLogic The one who calls someone else X is the true X!]]"
* CrazyCatLady: Her post-game maps have her serving a horde of Slumber Cats, which you must defeat to re-recruit her. She likes them because, being cats, they think nothing of simply demanding food and attention from her without ever expecting her to think for herself.
* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: Because she has been conditioned to follow orders all her life, she has no thoughts of her own and has trouble thinking for herself. [[spoiler:Laharl eventually makes her his vassal so that she may find that answer, though it's clear later on that he just wants to make good use of her obedience.]]
* TheDragon: To the Krichevskoy Group.
** DragonInChief: She's much stronger than them and they rely on her to fight Laharl.
* HatesBeingAlone: According to the [[AllThereintheManual D2 special edition artwork]] one of the things she hates besides thinking for herself is being alone. It would explain why she would go to the cats for comfort post game.
* LawfulStupid
* LiteralMinded: She can be ordered to fight. Be ordered to win said fight? She won't win if she's not ordered to do it! And if her orders are too vague to her, she won't carry it out.
* IAmNotLeftHanded: Claims, backs up gameplay-wise, that she wasn't even using half her strength against Laharl the first time because she wasn't ordered to defeat him.
* JustFollowingOrders: This is taken to the extremes with her. It does, however, allow her to be the ''only character'' to ever carry out one of [[VideoGame/Disgaea3AbsenceOfJustice Salvatore's]] crazy orders in the DLC.
* MightyGlacier: She's basically an [[StoneWall Armor Knight]] that excels at dishing out and taking damage. This stems from her evility: Barbara is encouraged to use the defend command because it provides a massive boost to both her attack and defense power, and it guarantees her to counter any attack.
* SubmissiveBadass: There is no doubt she can easily wipe the floor anyone who crosses her path, but won't do anything if she isn't order to do it.
* ThongOfShielding: Much like the rest of the Heavy Knights in the game.
* TooDumbToLive: One of the bad endings shows that even when her life is in danger, she won't act unless ordered to do so.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Krichevskoy Group]]
!!!Grosso is voiced by: TomomichiNishimura (JP), Creator/PatrickSeitz (EN)
!!!Rainier is voiced by: Sachika Misawa (JP), Jessica Straus (EN)
!!!Garungun is voiced by: HiroshiNaka (JP), JamiesonPrice (EN)

->A faction made up of previous vassals devoted to upholding the late King Krichevskoy's legacy, seeing Laharl as unworthy of the throne. The three leaders are Grosso the Gargoyle, Rainier, and Garungun the Golem.

Tropes associated with the Krichevskoy Group:
* [[spoiler:BigDamnHeroes: They along with Virunga help clear the way for the Disgaea trio so they can go after Xenolith.]]
* BuxomIsBetter: Rainier, who used to babysit Laharl when he was a baby. Her good looks would have killed him.
* TheChessmaster: They openly admit that they're using Barbara's skills so she becomes the Overlord who will take their orders without talking back. She doesn't complain about it.
* CloudCuckooLander: Garungun, who assumes there's a Majin sealed in his left arm and that only people with evil eyes can see his wings.
* DeadpanSnarker: Rainier. Not a second goes by without her snarking.
* FantasticRacism: Though it's hard not to see the transforming Netherworld as something related to Celestia, they never liked the improving relations between Celestia and the Netherworld and call out Laharl for having an angel in his party. In fact, angels are listed in the artbook as one of Grosso's dislikes.
* HarmlessVillain: Laharl always take them for more an annoyance than anything else.
** NotSoHarmlessVillain: Come Chapter 8, he ''really'' should have at least put them on a leash, considering they [[spoiler: almost destroyed the Netherworld by accident, and would have done so if you couldn't beat Barbara]].
* {{Jerkass}}: Rainier. She thinks very little of everyone around her and is not afraid to let them know, the late Krichevskoy being the only exception.
* KnowNothingKnowItAll: Even though they claim they are following Krichevskoy's will, they do not seem to have a grasp on what made Krichevskoy a great and charismatic Overlord. At one point, they suggest using Sicily as a hostage to put the angels at a disadvantage which Laharl disagrees with and, considering the tropes associated with Krichevskoy, so would Krichevskoy.
* LargeHam: Garungun, [[JamiesonPrice voiced]] by none other than [[VideoGame/MakaiKingdom King Drake the 3rd]]!
* MarshmallowHell: Rainier, when she used to take care of Laharl as a baby, often got him to sleep by 'smothering him'. [[FreudianExcuse Explains a lot, don't it?]]
* MilesGloriosus: Garungun, a [[LargeHam hammy]] golem with the title ''[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Obsidian Winged Destroyer]]'' and can summon a Majin out of his left hand. He also has [[NonIndicativeName no wings at all]] (which he ''claims'' is visible only to those with an ''evil eye''), is unable to deliver on the Majin thing, and goes down just as easily as the rest of the Krichevskoy Group.
* PuppetKing: The Group's plans ultimately rely on placing a figurehead they control on the throne. At first they use Barbara, then a [[spoiler: Prinny]], and finally, in the postgame [[spoiler: [[ZettaiHeroProject Darkdeath Evilman]]]]
* QuirkyMinibossSquad
* ScaryShinyGlasses: Grosso.
* WhoIsThisGuyAgain: Neither Laharl or Etna seem to remember these three when they were working for the king. It's justified, as Etna mentions the king had a lot of vassals to keep track of and Laharl was an infant (in demon years) to remember any of them.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Xenolith '''(Spoilers)''']]
!!!Voiced by: Creator/DaisukeHirakawa (JP), Creator/ToddHaberkorn (EN)
-> Etna's older brother, and the [[BigBad primary antagonist]] of Disgaea Dimension 2. A powerful, noble demon, Xenolith originally spent much of his time fending off demons who wished to prove themselves to King Krichevskoy, until Etna's inherently overwhelming magical strength threatened to kill her. To stop this, Xenolith activated and merged with the Artifact of Absolute Death, a device that drains magical energy. While this successfully kept Etna's power in check, it also threatened to destroy the Netherworld, as it was draining the energy of the world as well. Stuck between saving either Etna or the Netherworld, Xenolith tried to save both by kidnapping and using the Celestian angels to fuel the Netherworld.
->[[spoiler: Following his downfall at the hands of Laharl and co., Xenolith gets dragged down into the depths of the Netherworld to answer for his crimes. In the epilogue, it's implied he's returned, and working for Etna in exchange for not letting Laharl get his hands on him.]]

Tropes associated with Xenolith:
* AffablyEvil: One of the nicest demons in the series, hands down. He's polite, soft spoken, helped save the Netherworld from the Krichevskoy Group's accidental black hole, and went out of his way to save his sister's life. Though, draining the netherworld's magic and kidnapping and draining a bunch of angels to stabilise said netherworld aren't exactly good things.
* AloofBigBrother: To Etna, even if she doesn't acknowledge it.
* AntiVillain: The only reason he was kidnapping angels was to stop the collapse of the Netherworld, which was happening because of the Artifact of Absolute Death, which he only has to keep Etna from suffering a PhlebotinumOverload.
* ArtifactOfDoom: He has the Artifact of Absolute Death, an artifact that absorbs all kinds of magic, embedded in his chest.
* TheAtoner: Implied to be the reason why he allowed himself to be dragged down to the Netherworld. He couldn't forgive himself for hurting his sister or the crimes he had committed to protect her. Alas Etna tells Laharl to pardon him so its safe to assume that while he's off the hook he's still going to atone by working under his little sister.
* {{Badass}}: He's fought off dozens of demons that have tried to kill him to prove their worth to Krichevskoy, without even using the Artifact of Absolute Death.
** BadassBoast: "If you still want to fight me, I'll show you my full power. You will see absolute despair, and you'll never think of fighting me again!"
** BadassLongcoat: Sports a black one with a HighCollarOfDoom.
* BerserkButton: A very subtle one but the [[AllThereintheManual D2 special edition artwork]] states that Xenolith hates being interrogates. Its subtle because during the final chapter when its revealed that Xenolith was the one kidnapping the angels and causing the Netherworld to turn into Celestia because of it, Laharl's group ends up demanding that Xenolith tell the truth on why he would use those powers. At first Xenolith was fine with Laharl's conclusion of he was using his powers to become the Overlord but once Flonne saw right through it and during the final battle where the group continues to tell him to remove the artifact, his tone of voice becomes deeper like he's irritated with all the questions. However he never blows up once his button is pressed. He only confesses that he did it to protect Etna.
* BewareTheHonestOnes: Xenolith is one of the most honest demons in the franchise not lying to Laharl's group even once. Keeping information like the kidnapping of the angels only occurs when they don't ask him specifically and has to be forced out of him. However whenever he speaks, no lies comes out but usually half truths such as keeping the artifact on him to save Etna but never denying the idea of Laharl's insistence that he's using it to become the Overlord.
* BigBad: All the major events of the game can be traced back to him absorbing the Netherworld's magic and kidnapping the angels.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* DraggedOffToHell: The Netherworld, angry at Xenolith for his crimes, drags him into the earth. If TheStinger is to be believed, though, he manages to return.
* EnergyAbsorption: Through the Artifact of Absolute Death, it absorbs the magic from anything, and even has capacity to dry the entire netherworld. Also appears an ability in game for the last fight with him, where he drains 30% of the stats from anything within 10 spaces of him. It means unlike the previous end bosses in the series, he requires strategy to beat and can't stopped through a single overleved character or a ZergRush.
* EvilIsNotAToy: Turns out the ArtifactOfDoom he's using has another drawback, trying to destroy it leads to it taking over his mind.
* FinalBoss: He's the final major opponent of the main storyline in Disgaea Dimension 2.
* ILetYouWin: Judging from the dialogue, Xenolith is more powerful than Laharl even when he's not at full strength. When you beat him, Laharl even comments that Xenolith took it easy on them and Flonne states it's because he didn't want to hurt Etna. Only in the bad ending where Sicily sacrifices herself to stop Xenolith does he go all out. Otherwise in the normal ending and the bad ending resulting in Etna's death, he indeed is taking it easy on the party.
* IneffectualLoner
* KnightOfCerebus: None of the scenes with him are played humorously and the plot takes the inevitable serious turn when he shows up.
* KnightTemplarBigBrother: Would risk his life and the destruction and transformation of the Netherworld for the sake of Etna, even if Etna refuses to acknowledge him as her brother.
* LongLostSibling: He is Etna's older brother who decided to leave her with Krichevskoy when she was young in order to keep her safe.
* NobleDemon: From his introduction Xenolith is established as being noble amongst demons helping an angel out from a group of angry demons. This is already seen as odd given he seems to have no reason to help except for the fact he was just passing by (though he helped the angel only to kidnap her after the battle without Laharl's group knowing). The next chapter he sends a letter to Etna asking her to meet him alone in the place where she was found by the king. Etna of course is suspicious and thinks its a trap especially at the part about coming alone. Of course when she finally meets him and demands what he wants and what is the catch, to her surprise, there is none.
* OneWingedAngel: In the final battle when the Artifact of Absolute Death takes over, he gains BlackEyesOfCrazy, [[PowerGivesYouWings energy wings]], and a SlasherSmile.
* PerpetualFrowner: The only time he's shown smiling is when the Artifact of Absolute Death takes control of his body, and said smile is a SlasherSmile.
* TheQuietOne: Doesn't speak when spoken to and only talks when necessary.
* {{Sibling Yin Yang}}: To Etna. While she has a [[BadBoss cruel]] [[HeroicComedicSociopath streak]] and [[FieryRedhead feisty]], Xenolith is very [[TheStoic calm]] individual and is a {{Noble Demon}}.
* TheStoic: Very soft spoken and shows little emotion.
** NotSoStoic: Except when the Artifact of Absolute Death takes over his body and when he watches Etna's power kill her in one of the bad endings. Then all he can do is scream.
* TallDarkAndHandsome: One of the taller characters in the series, wears all black, and pretty good looking.
* TooManyBelts
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: The [[AllThereintheManual D2 special edition artwork]] specifically states that he loves the Netherworld fruit.
* TheUnreveal: Though the player never sees who Etna is talking to in TheStinger, her words indicate that it is Xenolith.
* VillainousRescue: Stops the Kirchevskoy Group's blundering from accidentally destroying the Netherworld. Granted it was partially his fault in the first place.
* WakeUpCallBoss: Unusual in that he's also the FinalBoss, but nonetheless, the second fight with Xenolith serves as a hard warning of the difficulty of the varying [[BonusBoss bonus bosses]] of the post-game, and forces the player to use strategy rather than excessive LevelGrinding.
* WalkingSpoiler: To the point where even his ''character design'', which is similar to Etna's, can give away a major plot point.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: He used the Artifact of Absolute Death to absorb Etna's immense power so it wouldn't kill her. However, he couldn't turn it off and ended up draining the Netherworld of it's magic, causing it to collapse. To prevent that, he kidnapped the angels so that their power can stabilize the Netherworld, but it caused the Netherworld environment to morph into something similar to Celestia, causing rising tensions between the demons and angels.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Virunga]]
!!!Voiced by: Creator/WataruHatano (JP)
->Celestia's newest Archangel. Unlike the former Archangel Vulcanus, Virunga is soft-spoken, very loyal to Lamington, and cares a great deal about his fellow angels.

Tropes associated with Virunga:
* AFatherToHisMen: He cares a great deal about his fellow angels and won't hesitate to go into the Netherworld himself [[spoiler:or aid the Overlord during a Netherworld crisis]] if it secures their safe return.
* [[spoiler:BigDamnHeroes: He and the Krichevskoy Group help clear the way so that the Disgaea trio can get to Xenolith.]]
* {{Bishonen}}: A far cry from the more evil looking Vulcanus. Etna even comments that he's as much good looking as Vulcanus is not.
* FantasticRacism: While to a much lesser extent than Vulcanus, it's still somewhat there. [[spoiler:When he finds Sicily, he urges her to return to Celestia, believing that Sicily is still mostly an angel and that she should remain there instead of being in the Netherworld regardless of her feelings.]]
* PowerOfLove: Claims to believe in it, but his flawed views prevent him from truly grasping it. Laharl even says that Flonne, a Fallen Angel, understands the PowerOfLove far better than the Archangel.
* UndyingLoyalty: No doubt the biggest difference between him and Vulcanus is that he is completely loyal to Lamington.

[[/folder]]
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