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''Disgaea Infinite'' is a VisualNovel for the {{PSP}}, modeled after a 2008 Japan-only game called ''Infinite Loop: Kojou Ga Miseta Yume''[[labelnote:Translation]]''The Fortress that Gives Dreams''[[/labelnote]].

It takes place sometime after the events of ''VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness''. Overlord Laharl, while scheming to steal one of his vassal Etna's favorite snacks, becomes the victim of an assassination attempt. Etna and Flonne are initially accused of trying to kill him (given that they had actually tried to do so in the past), but are cleared of suspicion when Laharl turns his wrath on the Prinnies. Since none of them are willing to come forward and confess, Laharl threatens them with the [[CoolAndUnusualPunishment most heinous of punishments a Prinny could ever receive]] -- a ''salary cut''!

One of the Prinnies stumbles upon a magical pocket watch called [=TickTock=], who grants him a chance to go back in time and find out who tried to assassinate the Overlord. The Prinny is also granted the ability to possess the other characters so that he can see the events from their perspective, and limited mind control abilities, which he can use to make them say things they wouldn't normally say (with sometimes [[HilarityEnsues hilarious results]]). He'll have to use the powers granted to him by [=TickTock=] to save the Overlord, and most importantly... his life savings!

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!!''Disgaea Infinite'' uses the following tropes:

* ActorAllusion: Jennifer's boobs are [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers giving Laharl a headache]].
* BetterThanABareBulb
* BigBad: Mao (arguably)
* BlackComedyRape: Mao's response to Flonne calling him a pervert and fleeing?
--> I see, so this is that "no means yes" situation I've read about in the comic books!
* BlandNameProduct: The name of Netherworld Shopping Channel's mail-order branch? Amazombie.
* BodySurf
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Not only does [[TheNarrator [=TickTock=]]] refer to the Prinny as a game mechanic, but she even offers 'tutorials'.
* CannotSpitItOut: The main element of the Best Ending. [[spoiler:Etna actually goes out of her way just to fix this.]]
* CaptainObvious: [=TickTock=], BY A MILE!
-->'''Gordon:''' Evil spirits hiding within the flames...Taste my burning fist of justice! [[CallingYourAttacks Gordon Punch!]]
-->'''[=TickTock=]:''' Gordon used his super-strong punch on the fire.
* ContinuityNod: Some of the endings will reference the cast's cameos in other games. If Laharl manages to eat the pudding, [[VideoGame/Disgaea2CursedMemories Etna will quit and go to another Netherworld to fight another Overlord]]. If Etna uses the strange bottle on Laharl, Flonne will drop it and it'll find itself in [[PhantomBrave another far off land.]]
* CurseCutShort
-->'''Gordon:''' What's with that attitude towards a hero?! This bi...wait, no...no, calm down, Gordon.
* DamselInDistress: Flonne, PlayedForLaughs. At least, that's what TickTock calls her at one point. She really wants a DVD that Mao purposely failed to deliver to her and wants Laharl to help her. [[{{Jerkass}} Of course, it goes without saying that he doesn't give a shit.]]
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: This exchange between Mao and Gordon:
-->'''Mao:''' No! I want that strong heroic body...! ''(Crosshairs suddenly line up with Gordon which may or may not be targeting his...yeah. Topped off by Mao's trademark creepy breathing and drooling.)''
-->'''Gordon:''' Wh,What's wrong with you, boy? I could go to jail! Wait, no! I don't play for that team!
* EvilLaugh: Although it's nothing new to the series, one scene has Laharl and Mao trying to '''[[http://youtu.be/MujvApvCnbs?t=1m12s out-laugh]]''' each other. [[LampshadeHanging This is hilariously referred to]] as "[[HamToHamCombat the Guffaw Battle]]" by [=TickTock=].
* EventFlag
* FateWorseThanDeath: The harshest of the [[OneHundredAndEight 108 punishments]] Laharl threatens to dish out is the dreaded "negative salary". Since Prinnies already work for peanuts, this effectively means that ''they'' will pay ''him'' for ''their'' labor.
* FirstPersonSmartass: Etna, during her POV when she's possessed.
* FunnyAfro: Jennifer briefly grows one after Thursday's power-up unit malfunctions and she gets caught in the explosion.
** Etna gets ''two'' when [[spoiler:Laharl blasts her with a flamethrower when he realises he's putting up posters.]]
* GameplayAndStorySegregation: Subverted. Flonne wears her Angel Trainee costume from the first game here. Turns out that this is quite a plot point in one of the endings.
* GotMeDoingIt: Whenever Prinny uses his mind control powers, the character he's possessing will end their sentence with "dude" (instead of the usual Prinny VerbalTic of "dood"). Laharl quickly gets annoyed by this when other characters do it, and tells them to "stop talking like the damn Prinnies".
* GroundhogDayLoop
* HamToHamCombat: The "[[EvilLaugh Guffaw Battle]]" between Laharl and Mao.
* ImagineSpot: Happens very frequently.
* LampshadeHanging: The database entry for "assassination": "We know, we know, [[MadeOfIron he's not really dead]]. We just have to go with it."
* LaserGuidedKarma: Etna's usually the one who pulls tricks on others and laughs about it. However, in the Disgaea 3 ending, [[spoiler: Mao traps Etna in his package and drools at the thought of what kinds of experiments he can do with her to see "how she ticks"]].
* MultipleEndings: A total of 14.
* MundaneUtility: Just before his "assassination", Laharl uses a super move to get rid of a small pile of garbage containing [[spoiler:what he thinks is]] Etna's favorite Super Rare Pudding.
** Another example is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5XXIc-OQKY#t=2m52s Laharl "straightening posters"]] by going into [[GundamSEED SEED Mode]], targeting the posters, and performing the Freedom Gundam's [[BeamSpam Hi-MAT Full Burst]].
* MythologyGag: During one of the endings, two characters fight each other using HumongousMecha. One of them is one of the vehicles from MakaiKingdom. The other is [[SoulNomadAndTheWorldEaters Raksha's body]].
* {{Narrator}}: [=TickTock=] regularly narrates, apologizing for her tendency to do so. "Jennifer initiated a sex-ed course!"
* NighInvulnerability: Laharl.
-->'''Etna:''' Assassinated? The hell are you talking about? You look healthy and, uh, alive.
-->'''Laharl:''' Of course I am! An assassination couldn't possibly be enough to kill me!
* NotHimself: Anyone's reaction to being mind-controlled.
* TheGlomp: You can mind-control Laharl into glomping Jennifer. She makes a remark about him going through puberty after he regains control over himself and freaks out.
* TheOtherDarrin: Lampshaded in the database entry for the Prism Rangers. Because the ShowWithinAShow is shot live and both heroes and villains have a good chance of dying, the producers often scout or kidnap likely replacements.
* OverlyLongGag: ''"Laharl, absent-minded and confused, puts up the posters like a zombie!"''
* OutOfCharacterMoment: The prinny can cause some temporary, though really hilarious, ones when it mind controls the characters. The ones where Etna and Laharl are made to act all nice and like good guys [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments take the pudding!]]
* RuleOfFunny: Almost every time someone gets mind controlled, a ''very'' bizarre sequence is shown in addition to the altered dialogue that no one seems to comment on. For instance, in one scene, for no apparent reason Flonne and Laharl both jump into two [[{{HumongousMecha}} Humongous Mechas]] and run into each other.
* SeriousBusiness: [[EvilLaugh Guffawing]] according to Laharl and Mao.
* SlidingScaleOfSillinessVersusSeriousness: This game is very silly, even by ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' standards.
* ShipperOnDeck: Jennifer for...well, almost any young demon that passes by her.
* ShoutOut: [[{{ShoutOut/Disgaea}} LOTS]]
* StalkerWithACrush: Mao acts like one upon first seeing Flonne. Of course, it's ForScience.
* StockFootage: The game uses mainly ''VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness'' portraits and sprites, though the portraits are now animated.
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: Etna doesn't have a bottle fetish.
* TalkingToHerself: Creator/ChiwaSaito provides both Jennifer and Raspberyl's Japanese voice.
* TheTalk: Jennifer offers to give this to Laharl, since he's "at such a complicated age." He refuses, but the prinny can mind-control him into accepting.
* TitleDrop
-->'''Laharl''': Savor the flavor of my super-ultimate, most secret skill...Corrupt World Regeneration! '''Disgaea'''!
* TrailersAlwaysLie: The AttractMode [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIGPLIAMcKA trailer]] is a ''very'' loose recap of VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness.
* {{Tsundere}}: Laharl has a ''[[CannotSpitItOut very]]'' [[CannotSpitItOut hard time]] congratulating Flonne or telling her that he'd miss her even though it's pretty clear that he would. There's also an entry about the term in the game's database, depicting [[VideoGame/Disgaea2CursedMemories Adell and Rozalin]].
* ViolationOfCommonSense: At one point, you can possess a Geo Symbol. Getting stuck in this form at the end of the first loop triggers [[spoiler:a bad ending where Etna destroys it out of frustration, trapping his soul in limbo]].
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: '''Captain Gordon, 37th Defender of Earth and Hero of Justice''' can handle demons, monsters and aliens with ease, but put him in the same room as a cockroach, and watch him [[FreakOut go spastic]].
** Similarly, Jennifer can't stand [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything Sea Cucumbers]].
* YankTheDogsChain: [[spoiler:You just had to end the game with Asagi losing yet another chance to become a main character, didn't you, NipponIchi?]]
** Also, in one of the endings [[spoiler:Flonne finally receives her Prism Rangers vs. Effort Ninja Gorillian DVD with Beryl even going out of her way to get the limited edition version with the soundtrack and figurine. Unfortunately, she's unaware of the fact that said DVD is actually a Blu-ray and all attempts to have it play in her DVD player are in vain.]] It got better with Thursday's help - the one time that his upgrade actually WORKS!

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