Okay, doods, earlier today I finished a pair of essays for University. And let me tell you, there’s nothing quite like writing a bunch of paragraphs about King Lear, and then relaxing by writing a bunch of paragraphs about an exploding penguin.
So, since there haven’t been any comments since the last update, I’m just going to follow Etna. My reasoning for this is, if I wanted to follow Laharl or Flonne, I could just go back to when the young Overlord and Jennifer encountered each other & mess with their minds again. Last time, Etna took Flonne’s bottle and formed a sinister (yet simple) plan for preemptive revenge with it. After jumping to Etna, we immediately head to the next scene, where Etna finds our Prinny protagonist’s body in Laharl’s room while looking for the blue-haired brat. The body, of course, is no help to her investigation.
Prinny: [Oh, I get it, dood. This is when Master Etna gets mad and tries to wake me up.]
Thankfully for our poor body, before Etna pummels it for slacking on the job, we get the opportunity to control her mind. Our options are saying the Prinny’s cute, it’s dead, or that this is just how he is. I decide to pick the middle option, and then possess our old body (hey, we might get new Database stuff!) while Etna wonders if this is a murder case. The following lines of text were automatic, and had to be watched repeatedly in order to get them all written down in time. Also, there were pictures of Prinnies, fuel packs, and Etna with a gun.
Etna: The Netherworld Mystery, The Prinny of Sorrow Lake! The clues from a long-lost pocket watch…Once the great detective gets to the bottom of the pudding, she will get the bottom of this horrific crime! I, Beauty Detective Etna, will solve the mysteries of the Netherworld! Airing tonight at 9, 8 Central!
“Database: Mystery” has been added!
After that spiel, Etna snaps back to normal, and surprises our hero by blowing him out of the window with her gun. We get to watch our past self fall unconscious, wake up to Laharl’s laughter, and watch the Overlord blow himself up. Oh, well; at least our Timetable’s a little more complete. After the rewind, our protagonist muses that he hasn’t seen ‘that hero dood’ and Thursday around, and might be able to use them…not knowing about the circumstances that led to Ending #7, I assume.
This cycle, I decide to follow Laharl from start to finish, hitting both mind controlling opportunities along the way. In the first, where the young Overlord tries to explain to Jennifer why he wants to help, I have him tell her that he’s interested in Thursday. After a few images of different forms of Thursday flash by (Grand Thursday, V2 Assault Buster Thursday, Super Prismzord Thursday, and Thursday Test, each more ridiculous-looking then the last), Laharl asks what the part is. Jennifer offers to show him, but then Laharl gets to his senses, jumps behind the scene where sprite events occur
, and tells her to stay away from him. Jennifer says that it’d be better once she had an actual working part anyways, and leaves.
In the second, instead of telling Raspberyl that they should all study together, I have Laharl say that Jennifer’s classes are better.
Laharl: I wanna take Jennifer’s lesson instead! Teach me more about being sexy, dude!
Jennifer: What did you say, Harlie? Did all the studying make you go crazy?
Raspberyl (standing on a table): Physical Education, huh? This could be a high-level lecture…Fine. We’re switching Professors for this! (gets off table)
“Database: Another World’s Language” has been added!
Jennifer: (gets onto the table that Raspberyl was standing on, and pulls out a Welch Vineyard-esque pointer) Well I’m better at Science, actually, but okay…
(From the sky comes a form of Thursday with…a blond wig…human legs, and…well, two pink balloons representing Jennifer’s other notable feature. A caption says “School Board Approved All-Purpose Sex-Ed Robot, Ms. Thursday! Minister of Education Award”. Sony Japan’s black cat mascot pops up from behind the table)
Jennifer (pointing at Ms. Thursday’s…uh…): Let’s talk about the changes in women’s bodies during the second stage of puberty…
Laharl (snapping out of it): Aghhh! Stop! Enough of this crap!
TickTock: [Laharl is confused!]
…As am I, TickTock. As am I. I mean, the ESRB define this stuff as “Suggestive Themes”? Doods, this is more than ‘suggestive’; it’s downright blatant! …But for now, let’s move on.
In the next scene (called “Where’s Etna? 2” by the Timetable), Laharl has escaped to the Throne Room, blaming Etna for being the reason he had to talk to Raspberyl in the first place. He orders a nearby Prinny to tell him where Etna is, who tells us that she just went into our bedroom, which you may remember from earlier in this very update. Laharl’s angry that the Prinny didn’t capture her, and then runs off to his bedroom to rendezvous with his target.
We are now in Laharl’s Bedroom at 18 o’clock, which is when Laharl keeps getting himself blown up. As the Overlord barges in and demands the Super Rare Pudding, we see that Flonne is also here; had I not switched to our old body last time, we probably would’ve seen the two girls have another discussion. Etna says that she was looking for Laharl, who argues that SHE ditched HIM, and then Flonne tells us to stop chatting and help her find ‘that pudding-like thing’…which Laharl instantly discovers. Lucky for him, I suppose?
Prinny: [Miss Flonne dropped the fuel pack, didn’t she?!]
Flonne’s thankful, but Laharl has no plans on giving it to anyone, since it’s so much of a pudding-like thing that he thinks it’s what he’s been searching for. Our protagonist Prinny starts panicking and telling himself to do something NOW, which quickly opens up yet another mind control option. Between giving it back, getting an explanation, or doing a pudding dance, I decide to pick the one that’s least
likely to do us any good.
Laharl (jumping from pudding to pudding in the sky): Pudding pudding, pudding. My little pudding dude. Wait until I gobble you…aaaall up! (lands on the ground, and catches the three giant puddings…and the white cat mascot. The puddings then crush him, but his arms and head pop out of the top one, while his legs pop out of the bottom one. He then tosses the fuel pack from one hand to another, and then onto his head, with a crazed expression on his face.)
Etna and Flonne decide that that was creepy and ask if he’s okay. He wonders aloud what he’s doing, his pudding-tastic body shaking left and right. He then head butts the fuel upwards, and decides to start eating, ignoring Flonne’s request for him to wait. Laharl eats the fuel pack in one bite when it falls back down, turning the three puddings plus him into a four-segment rocket straight to an exploding sun.
Prinny: [There goes my salary, dood…]
That is a shame, dood…but honestly, wasn’t it worth it? Besides, it resets to 13 o’clock right afterwards. This is your one chance to completely mess up your employers; gotta stop and smell those roses, dood!
Anyways, now seems like a good spot to stop. Next time, do we go back to that scene and pick options that don’t
lead to Laharl blowing himself up? Or do we see what happens if we stop Etna from shooting our body out of a window? The choice is yours! …Or mine, if nobody comments before I get bored again, dood.
Area No. 10 – Celestia
(Picture of the Celestia background used in Disgaea, with floating islands and a bunch of clouds)
A place where angels live. Beautiful flowers blossom and a warm light fills the air. A very peaceful place where you feel quite comfortable, maybe even loved.
It actually has some kind of connection with the Netherworld. Seraph Lamington and Overlord Krichevskoy used to be very close.
You need special approval to go to Celestia from the Netherworld. Without it, you can’t go through the Gate to Celestia. However, it’s fairly simple to go from Celestia to the Netherworld.
NEW DATABASE TERMS: Another World’s Language, Mystery