Characters: Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice
aka: Disgaea 3
For characters that appear in multiple games in the series, see the main character sheet.
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Characters introduced in Disgaea 3 Absence of Justice
Voiced by: Hiromi Hirata (JP), Vic Mignogna (EN)
A demon "Honor Student" out to kill his father and take his place as Overlord. Reading far too much manga for his own good, he concludes that the best way to do this is to become the Hero, because heroes always kick Overlord ass.Tropes associated with Mao:
- Accidental Innuendo: An unintentional master of this, whether it's panting heavily and literally drooling over the developments in Almaz's body, demanding for Almaz to teach him about love, or telling Beryl's Girl Posse: "I'm not interested in praise. Reward me with something physical." See also Memetic Molester.
- Anti-Hero: He'd never admit it, but he really does calm out a bit after the story. Of course, the interpretation varies from player to player. He'll drop an evil plan if his "friends" bug him enough about it.
- Badass Bookworm
- Big Bad: of Disgaea Infinite.
- Blush Sticker: Mao gets these then he is turned on.
- Can't Act Perverted Toward A Rival:What are you doing here, Beryl? Are you trying to interrupt my research again? I'm about to conduct a physics experiment on skirt lifting. Get out of here.
- On the other hand, this could be because Beryl wears proper tights, which kind of defeats the point of skirt-lifting.
- Closet Geek: He is the closet about liking heroes, truth is he might be as big a fan of them as Almaz and Flonne, if not more.
- Coat Cape: It is held around his neck by a chain.
- Combat Pragmatist: In the second fight against Raspberyl, it was implied he used Almaz as a shield.
- Cruel Mercy: The way he punishes Aurum in the normal ending.
- Ditzy Genius
- Einstein Hair: As befits a Ditzy Genius Mad Scientist.
- Enemy Within: Dark Mao.
- Even Bad Men Love Their Papas: No, really!
- Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Despite all his research, he doesn't get concepts like 'courage' and 'love'.
- Evil Laugh: According to one of the flashbacks, Geoffrey went so far to more or less handcraft Mao's evil laugh for him.
- Face-Heel Turn: In the worse ending.
- Fantastic Racism: Towards Rutile.
- Finger Poke of Doom: His uniques tend to show him tossing away his sword so he can blast the opponent with energy from his finger.
- For Science!!
- Humans Are Bastards: Due to Aurum.
- I Read It for the Articles: Mao insists that his massive superhero comic book collection is purely for research purposes. Really.
- Ice King: His heart is literally as cold as ice.
- An Ice Person: His primary element.
- Insufferable Genius
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Lampshaded by Sapphire in the Super Hero Mao ending.
- A really, really big jerk with a heart of gold. Several times in the game, we meet the embodiment of Mao's "True Heart," and he's basically what Mao would be if Mao were more mature and kind. The irritating jerkass Mao is entirely an affectation, a "surface".
- Kick the Morality Pet: In the worst ending, he mocks Almaz after he dies instead of grieving for him, which is seen as an in-universe Moral Event Horizon, making everyone turn their back on him. He then attacks them, but once Beryl is gone, he loses it.
- The Knights Who Say Squee: Despite the regular insistence that he doesn't really like heroes and just collects video games and comic books for research, the fact that he is a fan of Super Hero Aurum is a significant plot point. Namely, when the hero dropped by 200 years ago asking for directions to the strongest Overlord in the area, Mao was happy to point him in the direction of his father and let slip his weak points for an autograph, not realizing that Aurum was actually going to kill his father (because heroes don't kill their opponents in cold blood, right?).
- Know-Nothing Know-It-All: He'll repeatedly mention his "1.8 Million E.Q." (Evil Quotient) which is absolutely worthless for understanding basic concepts like love, truth, and friendship.
- Large Ham
- Literal Split Personality: The various Maos inside his own heart in Chapters 2 and 4.
- Mad Scientist
- Magic Knight: His highest aptitudes are ATK and INT, he can use both a sword and staff, and learns ice magic.
- Memetic Molester: In an in-universe episode preview, Etna portrays him as a sexual-molesting pervert. He objects.
- Nerdgasm: To the point that it unsettles just about everyone that's not him.Almaz: You need help in more ways than one.
- Never Live It Down: In-universe, even after Almaz gains an actual hero title, Mao still calls him "Ex-Fake Hero".
- No Sense of Personal Space: Mao has no compunctions against groping for the sake of science, as Almaz learned the hard way.Almaz: I think I've just been violated.
- Odd Couple: With Almaz at the beginning.
- Oedipus Complex: Due to Aurum's brainwashing.
- Ominous Pipe Organ: "Fugue of Hell", Mao's leitmotif.
- One-Winged Angel: Depending on how you interpret his final skill, Vasa Aergun, he's either summoning a giant demon or transforming into it.
- Otaku: 4 million hours on a Slay Station Portable is pretty hardcore.
- Poke the Poodle: "...What? I only replaced all Stop signs with Yields, hid peoples' shoes, and prank called a few places at most."
- Really 700 Years Old: 1578 years old.
- Scars Are Forever: Has a crescent-shaped scar on his forehead, which is obscured by his bangs, but can be seen in his Super Move Portrait Attack and his character design notes. Can't imagine where they got that idea.
- Scary Shiny Glasses
- She Is Not My Girlfriend: Mao has this reaction to everything, not just Raspberyl. Any time he acts with a crumb of kindness or friendship, and someone else points it out, he throws a mini-tantrum about how he has no friends and he's never opened up his heart. See also I Read It for the Articles, which is how he explains his love of superhero comics as mere "research."
- Smart People Wear Glasses
- Suicidal Cosmic Temper Tantrum: His reaction to Raspberyl's death in the bad ending.
- Super-Powered Evil Side: Manifests briefly in chapter 5, fully manifests in the game's worst ending.
- Teen Genius: Even though he's Really 700 Years Old, he's still a teenager by netherworld standards.
- Those Wacky Nazis: Saucy Mao, the personification of Mao's love of hot sauce. It Makes Sense in Context.
- Tights Under Shorts
- Too Kinky to Torture: Mao's biggest disappointment upon learning that his butler Geoffery has been experimenting on him while he's unconscious is that he wasn't awake to remember any of it... well, the total breach of trust, too, but mostly the former. When he confronts him about it, he demands video.
- Torture Technician: Comes natural with his love for experimenting and reconstructing his victims.
- Tsundere: Much like Laharl, if he does something good, he'll try to deny it.
- What Is This Thing You Call Love?: His research has left him convinced that roughly 70% of a hero's power comes from 'Love', but he doesn't comprehend it at all.
- Why Don't You Marry It?: The rest of the group is pretty convinced that Mao likes mad science in that sort of way. He doesn't exactly help his case against it.
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: In the "Human World Ending", after each of his party members dies one by one, Mao finally loses it when Super Hero Aurum kills Raspberyl. After which, he effortlessly annihilates him and we are told he destroys the universe, and Mao is left all alone, floating in nothingness for all eternity.
- Wrong Genre Savvy: In one bad ending.
Almaz von Almandine Adamant
Almaz von Almandine Adamant
Voiced by: Hiro Shimono (JP), Johnny Yong Bosch (EN)
A guardsman in the human world who goes to the Netherworld to fight the overlord to protect the princess. Gets his title stolen and all sorts of bad stuff comes his way.Tropes associated with Almaz:
- All-Loving Hero: Minus that one moment in chapter 4, Almaz fits the qualities of one. Kind and caring, always willing to help someone out even if he doesn't know them, and is willing to see the good in people no matter how cruel they are. He was even willing to stay with Mao and convince him to stop his plan to attack the human world, and the ending depends on whether or not he is successful.
- Alliterative Name
- Awesome McCool Name: Lampshaded.
- Anti-Hero: Type 1. Graduates to full hero by the end of the game.
- Back from the Dead: To get his hero title back was all it took.
- Bad Liar: Ironically he was able to lie about being okay concerning the curse he was infected with. Everything else sticks out like a sore thumb.
- The Chew Toy: My god...this guy is unlucky. Taken to woobie levels especially in the Almaz ending.
- Classical Antihero
- Cowardly Lion
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Gains considerable courage from Sapphire's presence.
- Curtains Match the Window: Not so unusual in real life, but in the Disgaea universe, the colour of his hair and eyes is as unusual as any other wacky colour.
- Cute Little Fangs: Acquires these as he starts turning into a demon.
- The Cutie: A rare male version.
- Break the Cutie: The Almaz ending. Also a minor example near the end of the game when he finds out that his superhero isn't all that it seems.
- Kill the Cutie: Near the end of the game, he gets killed shortly after protecting Sapphire. Naturally, it doesn't last long. Only in the worst ending does he stay dead, and it triggers a string of unfortunate events.
- Deadpan Snarker: In part because he's a chew toy.
- Definitely Just a Cold: His excuse when he starts getting affected by his curse.
- Deuteragonist: Along with Mao, he undergoes his own Character Development throughout the game and manages to, even in Mao's eyes, go from being a wannabe hero to a real one.
- The Empath: Becomes one as the game goes on.
- Fingerless Gloves
- Gameplay and Story Integration: In Dark Hero Days, Hanako apparently summons him from the future after he and Sapphire are married, and as a result the two have a 99% chance of pulling off a combo attack at all times.
- The Heart: Functions as the member that keeps everyone together. It shows in the worst ending where his death triggers everyone to turn on Mao because he refused to grieve for him.
- Heroic Wannabe
- I Can't Believe A Girl Like You Would Notice Me: His reaction to Sapphire's interest in him.
- Incurable Cough of Death
- Karmic Transformation: Almaz eventually realizes that his transformation into a demon was one of these.
- The Knights Who Say Squee: Almaz is a tremendous Super Hero Aurum fanboy, and admits to owning a tremendous amount of merchandise based on him. Naturally, he has the most trouble out of the main characters in accepting that Aurum is really evil.
- The Lancer
- Laser-Guided Karma: The cause of his example of Throw the Dog a Bone and Rags to Royalty.
- Made a Slave: Mao's slave at that.
- Man in White: White uniform and very much genuinely good.
- Morality Pet: Not to the extent of Beryl, but also serves as one to Mao as shown in the worse ending where his death contributes part of Mao's Face-Heel Turn and turns everyone against Mao.
- My God, What Have I Done?: His reaction to what he does to Mao in chapter 4. Thinking he did a good thing by pulling the plug and shutting down his father inside of his heart, Almaz didn't realize that he mentally destroyed Mao in the process.
- Nice Guy: Oh so much.
- No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: The Almaz ending.
- Odd Couple: With Mao in the beginning, when it is just the two of them on the team.
- Only Sane Man: To his chagrin, given what he's surrounded by.
- The Power of Trust: He constantly talks about trust and friendship toward Mao. The ending depends on if his talk about trust gets through.
- Rags to Royalty
- Scarf of Asskicking: He kicks ass when he needs to.
- Spanner in the Works: Because of Almaz' presence, the Big Bad could not accomplish his goals of turning Mao into the perfect Overlord that he wanted him to be. Almaz is the reason that Mao opens his heart, effectively ruining his plans to have Mao go to the dark side. This is the reason why Aurum wanted him dead the most, but Almaz managed to cheat death at the very end, resulting in a Villainous Breakdown the beginning of chapter 8.
- In a sense, Almaz is the very reason why Aurum fails to get everything he wants in multiple endings. In the worst ending, Almaz may have stayed dead as he planned, but it resulted in Mao being too powerful for Aurum to kill (Beryl also contributed to this). In the Almaz ending, Almaz prevents Mao from killing Aurum, meaning he's alive to see that the hero he failed to kill not only prevents his death, but also is the new Overlord. And in the normal and Super Hero Mao ending, Mao refuses to kill him and either experiments on him or forces him to be his butler again. In other words, Almaz is the very person that screws him over with everything he planned for 200 years.
- The Straight Man
- Tender Tears: Sheds them for Mao after everyone recognizes him as the freshman leader given that Mao won't cheer on the outside. Naturally, Mao is disturbed by this act.
- He does it again when he realizes how much Mao is suffering because of his father's death.
- They Do: With Sapphire in the normal ending.
- Throw the Dog a Bone: Epilogue to normal end, see below.
- The Von Trope Family
- What the Hell, Hero?: While Almaz didn't know that pulling the plug would make Mao's mind revert back to a baby, announcing his attentions after he promised Mao he would stay by his side and then later using the Princess as an excuse for wanting to leave the Netherworld while Mao was in that infant state gets him chewed out by Geoffrey, Champloo, and Sapphire, with Sapphire being the one that sends him into a minor Heroic BSOD. He quickly recovers thanks to Champloo's lecture that makes him go back into Mao's heart to set things right.
- Yank the Dog's Chain: In the cruelest way possible during the Almaz ending. Ouch.
Voiced by: Chiwa Saito (JP), Laura Bailey (EN)
Mao's childhood friend and the school's resident delinquent (a position which she maintains by being an almost Messianic Do-Gooder) who tries to talk Mao out of the whole "Hero" thing because she thinks he might end up stealing her thunder. Calls herself Beryl and comes with her own posse of Technical Pacifists.Tropes associated with Raspberyl:
- Alpha Bitch: Beryl is the demonic version of this, which is an inversion.
- Anti Anti Christ: Okay, not nearly as dramatic as most examples, but she's a demon who's rebelling against the perceived notion of "demonness."
- Arranged Rivalry: With Mao, as arranged by their parents. May be a Perfectly Arranged Rivalry at that.
- Badass: She qualifies conventionally, but In-Universe, she prides herself on a being a demonic badass, which is an inversion — she's a goody two-shoes, which she believes makes her a badass rebel.
- Big Eater: Asuka mentions that Raspberyl eats all the lunches of her absent classmates for them... but since they're always absent, she eats about thirty lunches per day.
- Blush Sticker: Gets them when she is very happy.
- Bonus Boss / Secret Character: In Disgaea 4, you can fight and recruit her in one of the post-game maps.
- Cool Down Hug: Uses this to prevent Mao's really evil side from taking over. TWICE!!
- Curtains Match the Window
- Cute Monster Girl: According to Sapphire, at least.
- Cutesy Dwarf
- Delinquents: An inversion, as she is considered a delinquent because she's an unashamed Goody-Two Shoes; yet glories in opposing her society's standards for its own sake.
- Even Delinquents Have Standards: She and her Girl Posse are shocked and repulsed by the fact that Mao wishes to open his heart to remove the fake hero title. Kyoko supposedly even throws up a little in her mouth.
- The Fettered: By her dedication to being a delinquent, to the point that she's forced to bow out of fighting Mao several times because she has to hurry off to class or make it home before her self-imposed curfew.
- Girl Posse: Kyoko and Asuka.
- Go-Getter Girl: She has dedicated her life to becoming the greatest delinquent that there ever was.
- Horned Humanoid
- In-Series Nickname: As mentioned above, she prefers to go by Beryl.
- Lovable Alpha Bitch
- Meganekko: In Raspberyl Mode.
- Morality Pet; To Mao.
- Morality Chain: When she dies in the bad ending.
- Never Trust a Trailer: The opening shows demons raising their arms and singing as Beryl runs down the halls into class, as if they're praising her. Two big problems with this, a) All of Evil Academy seem to despise her for being a Noble Demon, and b) She would never even consider running down the halls. She even tells Kyoko and Asuka not to ever dare do it practically at the very beginning of the game, before we even know who she is.
- Trailers Always Spoil: While she would never run in the halls, it turns out her demonic peers actually respect her and are grateful for her help, even if they're mostly too obsessed with appearing properly evil. When she's kidnapped, several express concern, and Mao actually doing something about it earns him high regard.
- Older Than They Look: 1578 years old, but if you take into account the 100 years = 1 year Demon/Human age exchange rate, she should not look like she's ten, other than the fact that the character designer is a shameless Lolicon.
- Onee-sama: How Kyoko and Asuka address her in Japanese; translated as 'my lady'.
- Playing with Fire: Her primary element.
- Proper Tights with a Skirt
- Really 700 Years Old: 1578.
- Sailor Fuku
- Ship Tease: With Mao.
- Especially in Raspberyl Mode. Honestly, she couldn't be more obvious really.
- Shipper on Deck: She just loves pairing Adell and Rozalin up; in both the DLC in Disgaea 3 and the extra content in Dark Hero Days. She also enjoyed watching Almaz and Sapphire develop into a couple throughout the main game. Being a Shipper on Deck is a requirement for being a delinquent, it seems.
- The Smart Guy
- Squee: How she reacts to things like meeting a rare spawn like a hero, or seeing elusive skills like love and affection in action.
- Token Mini-Moe
- Tsundere: Type-B with Mao.
Princess Sapphire Rhodonite
Princess Sapphire Rhodonite
Voiced by: Akiko Hasegawa (JP), Stephanie Sheh (EN)
Princess of her kingdom. Very aggressive despite her appearance. Probably best described as a Cloud Cuckoolander raised by Machiavelli. Has decided that the best way not to be a Distressed Damsel is to kill via pre-emptive strike anyone who might kidnap her.Tropes associated with Sapphire:
- Action Girl
- Ax-Crazy: Was she raised by the World Eaters, dood?
- Badass Normal: Along with most humans in your party.
- Badass Princess: She taught herself to defend the kingdom on her own.
- Battle Couple: With Almaz; also leads to Gameplay and Story Integration with a 99% combo rate in Dark Hero Days.
- Chainsaw Good: Not in the game itself, but in one of the scenes when she feels she should take action with helping open Mao's heart, she plans to do so with a chainsaw, which sends him running away with his tail between his legs.
- The Chick: That being said, the only way she'll ever try to "open your heart" is with a chainsaw.
- Combat Medic
- Cuteness Proximity: Sends Beryl to Marshmallow Hell upon meeting her, and later sets off a trap that uses a stuffed animal for bait.
- Dark-Skinned Blond: More like dirty white than full on blonde.
- Everything's Better with Princesses: Inversion, princesses are better because Sapphire is one of them.
- Girl with Psycho Weapon: Her chainsaw, played for laughs in one of the game's more well known (funniest) scenes. Also proficient with axes.
- Hellish Pupils: While common in Disgaea, hers deserve special mention because a) she's not a demon and b) they're star shaped.
- Hello, Nurse!: Gameplay, not story, as her evility is like Rozalin's in Disgaea 2.
- Heroic Comedic Sociopath
- High Class Gloves: Though armored, her gloves are still quite fancy.
- I Am a Monster: "Demons are cold and heartless, huh? Then maybe... I truly am a demon."
- Kicking Ass in All Her Finery: Her clothes are still very fancy and opulent, yet still allow her to brawl.
- Lady of War
- Murder Is the Best Solution: Her natural conclusion to nearly every problem that arises.
- My Eyes Are Leaking: Sapphire doesn't realize that she's crying for the very first time until Almaz points it out to her.
- One Woman Army
- The Other Darrin: In the Vita-exclusive side-stories, she's bizarrely replaced by Asuka's VA. (This makes it really awkward if they're in the same scene).
- Which makes even less sense since her original VA voices Rutile instead.
- Pretty in Mink: Her royal ensemble includes a jacket trimmed with fur.
- Save the Princess: Inverted. She watched a countless stream of servants and heroes get themselves killed in her name. Now she's going to kill anything and everything that might threaten a hero. And she can. Also the reason she's Ax-Crazy.
- Secret Test of Character: When chewing Almaz out in chapter 4, it was a test to see if he was really the kind of person she thought he was, thus worthy of her affection. In a rather deadpan way, she states she would have killed him if he failed.
- Shipper on Deck: If the drama CD's are anything to go by, seems like she ships Beryl and Mao.
- Single Woman Seeks Good Man
- Suddenly Fluent in Gibberish: Subverted. She doesn't really understand what regressed Mao is saying — she's just kinda hoping that he's allowing them to murder the residents of his heart.
- Technicolor Eyes: Neon green with white star-shaped pupils.
- They Do: With Almaz in the normal ending.
- Unable to Cry: Until Almaz dies.
- Unicorn: Sapphire summons a healing unicorn in her last Special Attack.
- Violently Protective Girlfriend: Many of her bloodthirsty thoughts are due to this.
- Wrong Genre Savvy: Her initial plan to enter the Netherworld to kill the Overlord plotting to kidnap her, except, as she learns, there were no demons planning to kidnap her. Instead, actually going to the Netherworld puts her in danger, since she ends up in a trap Aurum set for Almaz.
- Yandere: And how! Almaz tends to be safe from her murderous impulses, though he does get hit by her on occasion...
- Zettai Ryouiki: Grade A.
Voiced by: Keiichi Kuwabara (JP), Christopher Corey Smith (EN)
Evil Academy's legendary, strict Home Ec teacher, an incredibly enthusiastic practitioner of the deadly Fire Chaos Style Kitchen Fist. He has a tendency to make wise observations wrapped in cooking metaphors, but he's also surprisingly competent and notably altruistic. Tags along with Mao for his own reasons, but seems to know an awful lot about a variety of things despite not being on the school's payroll or its insurance.Tropes associated with Mr. Champloo:
- Batman Gambit: Not the orchestrator, but the prime agent of it. The orchestrator is Mao's dad.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Who knew that various cooking styles could translate so well into deadly martial arts techniques?
- Chekhov's Gunman: Has elements of this that are revealed in the final episode.
- Hot-Blooded: Quite, quite so.
- Ice-Cream Koan: Any life-lesson can be explained with cooking metaphors. He and Almaz get into quite a lengthy conversation using nothing but these in chapter 4.
- Large Ham: With a delicious seasoning and glaze.
- Noble Demon: Doesn't even bother pretending to be evil and appears to actually care about Mao and others' well-being.
- Power Fist: Fire Chaos Style Kitchen Fist is deadly indeed!
- Real Men Cook
- Shout-Out/Verbal Tic: BOOM!
- Team Chef
Master Big Star
Master Big Star
Voiced by: Chihiro Suzuki (JP), Liam O'Brien (EN)
The Sophomore Class Leader. A good-looking gentleman who does a fantastic job at being a leader, and looks down upon Mao for lacking good leadership traits.Tropes associated with Master Big Star:
- A Father to His Men
- Awesome McCool Name: Subverted after part of his name gets stolen.Almaz: In case you were all wondering, "Master" is actually his first name.
- Big Man on Campus
- Bishie Sparkle
- Breaking the Fourth Wall: He asked the developers himself after his unfortunate letter event to fix his name, but he said that they told him that they refused the five times he reported it because it was supposed to look like that in the scene. Not that you should feel surprised.
- Cape Wings: Inverted, his wings serves as his two-pieced cape.
- The Dandy: Supplies the page image.
- Full-Name Basis: Starts regretting it after someone steals the space and letter "a" in his name, and he could only afford a new "e", changing his name to Master Bigster. He asks the cast to stop after this, but they refuse.
- Mr. Fanservice: One of his abilities even increases the stats of adjacent female allied units.
- Really 700 Years Old: 2,764.
- Never Trust a Trailer: The opening shows him fighting Mao alongside Salvatore. However, not only is he never fought until the post-game, but he and Salvatore were in an all-out war against each other.
- Something About a Rose: He holds one in his official art and his idle animation.
- Whip It Good: His new attack in Raspberyl mode, a "Rose Whip" like that of Kurama from YuYu Hakusho.
Salvatore the Magnificent
Salvatore the Magnificent
Voiced by: Miho Yamada (JP), Michelle Ruff (EN)
A member of the Diez Gentlemen. She is a military woman who gives (impossible) orders to her enemies as well as her own men. Quits the Diez Gentlemen soon after she discovers she was working for Super Hero Aurum the whole time.Tropes associated with Salvatore:
- The Baroness: Mostly the Sexpot variant, although she has elements of the Rosa Klebb (Almaz's reaction to her statement that Baal stole her "womanliness" is basically, "what womanliness?")
- BFG: Great Gun King, a skill where she summons a Big Freaking GOLDEN Gun out of nowhere, shoots a Big Freaking BULLET out of it, and rides the bullet as it speeds toward the targets.
- Commissar Cap
- The Dragon: for the Senior Class Leader (A.K.A, Aurum/Geoffery)
- Fake Nationality: Michelle Ruff gives her a German accent in the dub.
- Heel-Face Turn
- Hell-Bent for Leather
- It Is Pronounced Tro PAY: Her name is pronounced "SAL-vuh-TOR-ay" by everyone except Mao, who calls her "SAL-vuh-tor", which is how the name is usually pronounced.
- Lady of War
- The Magnificent: Duh.
- Never Trust a Trailer: See Master Big Star's entry above.
- Rapunzel Hair
- Really 700 Years Old: 2,666.
- Rule of Cool: Her orders invariably invoke this.
- Talking to Herself: With Etna in the English version. They don't actually talk to each other in the scenes where they're both onscreen, but you can use Salvatore during the fight with Etna.
- Who Wears Short Shorts?
- Zettai Ryouiki
Geoffrey/Super Hero Aurum
Voiced by: Gorou Kubota (JP), Dave Wittenberg (EN)
Mao's loyal and incredibly efficient butler, capable of creating devices on the fly to aid Mao or open dimensional gates that are supposedly incapable of being opened. He does it all so Mao can be the strongest Overlord. And once that happens, he plans on doing battle with him and in the end either defeat him or die in battle against him. In reality, he is Super Hero Aurum, a legendary hero who had battled numerous Overlords, including Mao's father who he killed.Tropes associated with Geoffrey
- Catch Phrase: "I thought this might happen, so..."
- Crazy-Prepared: Note his catch phrase, he uses nearly every time something unexpected happens, which every single chapter.
- Dub Name Change: Geoffrey's name in the original Japanese version is Jiiya.
- Hyper Competent Sidekick: He has a knack for anticipating almost everything Mao (Or Beryl in Raspberyl Mode) needs.
- The Jeeves
- Servile Snarker
- Taking the Bullet: To protect Mao from Salvatore. Good thing he had that bulletproof vest.
- Unusual Eyebrows: Curly ones that swoop upward. A trait that Aurum retained when he became Geoffrey.
- Walking Spoiler: see below
- And I Must Scream: His fate as Mao's guinea pig for his experiments in the normal ending.
- Asskicking Equals Authority: He's the Senior Class Leader.
- Becoming the Mask: In one ending, Mao refuses to kill him. Realizing that he's stuck, Aurum resumes his role as Geoffrey.
- Big Bad
- Big "NO!": In the end when he realizes that his story ends with a one-way trip to Mao's laboratory.
- Blood Knight: He believes that, without a villain to fight, a hero's existence has no meaning.
- Breaking the Fourth Wall: Upon revealing himself, the gang get ready to battle him as the final boss; he decides to let you save before finally facing him.
- Broken Pedestal: This guy was seen as hero a by everyone in the human world and even to some in the Netherworld, particularly Mao and Raspberyl. When Almaz and Sapphire get to see the real him, they can't stand him.
- Chekhov's Gunman
- Chewing the Scenery: Any time he uses his "Hero voice".
- Contractual Genre Blindness: He knows that he's a character in a video game and that he's a boss opposing the protagonists, but remains convinced that he's a hero, in his own twisted defination.
- Create Your Own Villain: The goal of Aurum's Evil Plan was to turn Mao into a villain capable of defeating the Super Hero.
- Death Seeker: He's not just looking to die... he's looking to die in a blaze of glory to something unimaginably powerful, the only way a proper hero should die. He actually has died several times in the past, it simply wasn't allowed to stick. This may have been one of the things that sent him... well...
- Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Like Vulcanus before him, he doesn't understand that good and evil aren't what you're called, they're what you do. He's got the label of "Super Hero", but he's really just a man devoted to fighting more and more powerful enemies.
- Heel-Face Brainwashing: In Raspberyl Mode, due to Mao.
- Heel-Face Turn: Played with in the Super Hero Mao ending. After some convincing from the party (and Mao's father), Aurum becomes Geoffrey again and resumes his role as Mao's hypercompetent butler.
- Jerkass: He's a total asshole to his biggest fans, along with having no problems murdering them.
- Karma Houdini: In the Super Hero Mao ending, where he's simply allowed to become Geoffrey again with no punishment whatsoever.
- Knight of Cerebus: He may spew a couple of fourth-wal- breaking jokes and has a hilariously over-the-top hero voice, but the moment he shows up, the story takes a darker turn.
- Money, Dear Boy: Invoked. The heroic stuff he reportedly spouted that Almaz is so fond of? He said it to sell his comic books.
- One-Winged Angel: Invoked and lampshaded by both him and Mao, respectively.
- Strapped to an Operating Table: Strapped to Mao's operating table in the normal ending.
- Villainous Breakdown: He has a minor one at the beginning of chapter 8 upon finding out that Almaz was still alive after that curse was supposed to kill him, and another one at the end if Mao refuses to kill him.
Asuka Cranekick and Kyoko Needleworker
Asuka Cranekick and Kyoko Needleworker
Asuka is voiced by: Natsuki Kosaka (JP, main series), Sakura Matsumoto (JP, Vita extra scenarios), Stephanie Sheh (EN)
Kyoko is voiced by: Shizuka Arai (JP), Lara Jill Miller (EN)
Asuka and Kyoko are two female demons, a Lady Samurai and Ninja respectively, who work alongside Raspberyl as "demon delinquents". They join the team along with Beryl after their graduation.Tropes associated with Asuka and Kyoko:
- A Day in the Limelight: They get their own story mode in Absence of Detention.
- Bare Your Midriff
- Colour-Coded for Your Convenience: Both wear copious amounts of the same shade of pink as Beryl's hair.
- The Dividual
- Fainting: Asuka nearly does an Emotional Faint when Mao kills the first Beryl doppleganger without warning.
- The Fettered: Same as their lady.
- Girl Posse
- Hey, It's That Voice!: So Kari's a demon delinquent ninja now?
- Highly Visible Ninja: Justified with Kyoko as being stealthy is not the delinquent way, preferring to fight in broad daylight instead. It's also probably so that her outfit matches with Raspberyl and Asuka.
- Insane Troll Logic: They both keep making hasty conclusions about Raspberyl's lovesickness in their story mode after seeing her depressed and tired, bringing up potential love candidates as they spy on her delinquent actions. In the end, it turns out that she was truthfully tired because she had been making gifts for both of them to congratulate them for being together over 100 years.
- I Owe You My Life: Asuka was diagnosed with demon leukemia a long time ago. If it wasn't for Raspberyl being her donor, she would've been in bed even today.
- Meaningful Name: Asuka enjoys folding paper cranes, while Kyoko is an avid seamstress.
- The Other Darrin: In Absence of Detention's special side story, Kyoko is played by a different actress.
- Palette Swap: Of the Lady Samurai and the Kunoichi, respectively. Oddly enough, they still have a single unique move each. note
- Paper Master: Asuka
- Rapunzel Hair: Like all Shrine Maidens/Lady Samurai, Asuka wears hers in a ponytail.
- Recurring Extras: Invoked. They always follow Raspberyl everywhere she goes, including cutscenes. Most of the time they're just there in the background watching everything unfold. Averted a bit in the Updated Re-release where they get their own story mode.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Subtle, but still present. Kyoko is generally the first of the pair to speak up and shows her emotions more strongly, particularly when it comes to her Onee-sama Beryl. Asuka, meanwhile, is more soft-spoken and calmer, though she shows Raspberyl just as much respect.
- Tomboyish Ponytail: Kyoko's sweeps upwards, while Asuka's sweeps back and downward. Both styles keep it out of the way.
- Yamato Nadeshiko: Asuka is one according to her Evility.
The Vato Bros.
The Vato Bros. - Chewie, Cholo, and Churro by name - are a trio of Orc honor students who (in the English dub) speak with heavy Latino accents. They serve the same game role as Mid-Boss and Axel, as recurring comic relief characters.Tropes associated with the Vato Bros.:
- Flunky Boss: Stages with them usually have the Vato Bros. standing up on a platform away from the action while their lower-level friends attack.
- Goldfish Poop Gang
- Ineffectual Sympathetic Villains
- Palette Swap: They're ordinary orcs who just happen to be purple.
- The Power of Friendship: Firm believers in this.
- Irony: Mao, with his 1.8 Million evil IQ, can't wrap his mind around basic concepts like friendship and love. The Vato Brothers, despite being weaker and not as quick on the uptake, practically run on friendship.
- Took a Level in Badass: With the help of their 200,000 family members.
- Verbal Tic: Each one has a different copula. (Ese for Chewie, homes for Cholo, and weddo for Churro.)
- Lampshaded later when they temporarily drop it, and Mao can't tell the difference between them.
- Their Japanese verbal tics are the same as their names: Yansu, Zansu, and Gozansu.
- When All You Have Is a Hammer: They have one strategy: calling upon their friends for help. They just apply this in different ways.
A bizarre girl with the ability to shape shift. She, like Salvatore, is a member of the Diez Gentlemen.Tropes associated with BeyondX:
- Strong as They Need to Be: While not the first Disgaea boss to change levels from different times, it's probably worth noting that when you talk to her in the hub area when she's Ms. Machiko, she's listed as level 500, which puts her as being more powerful than the final boss. Both times you fight her, she's nowhere nearly that powerful.
- Fridge Brilliance: A big part of this game's plot is that things like a character's title can actually be seen by others, and even transferred. Disgaea 2 makes it explicit that they are aware of their character levels as well. So shape shifting would be useless as a disguise unless you can fake this information too.
- Cosplay Otaku Girl: Due to her shapeshifting ability others view her as such, although she denies it.
- Though when you run into her in the Item World's Innocent towns, she sometimes does ask about Mao's opinion on cosplaying girls.
- Horny Devils: One of her "disguises" is that of Ms. Machiko, a succubus.
- Palette Swap: Of the generic mage class.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: Which she uses for (cosplay) covert operations.
Characters introduced in Disgaea 3 Absence of Detention
Voiced by: Sayuri Yahagi (JP), Stephanie Sheh (EN)
A 15-year old halfling Nekomata raised on Earth. She's unfamiliar with the ways of the Netherworld, so she transfers to Evil Academy to learn more. Though gentle and trusting, she packs a lot of power into her small frame. She's one of two new characters exclusive to the PS Vita re-release.Tropes associated with Rutile:
- Badass Adorable: Cute, adorable, half-human/half-nekomata loli. Capable of defending herself as well.
- Crutch Character: Subverted, depending on the player's party levels. On low level parties, she has a special that hits for 1600-2100 damage — enough for the player to breeze through levels. However, she leaves at the end of the chapter, but then joins again after the following map.
- Combat Medic
- Cute Little Fangs
- Disk One Nuke: Comes with a special that deals massive damage to an enemy. After finishing her scenario, you can use her in the main cycle if your party members are way behind!
- Delinquents: Inverted example, much like Raspberyl. She's basically touted as being more of a Delinquent than Raspberyl, even though all she did was pay her school fees.
- Does Not Know Her Own Strength: Another reason for her transfer to the Netherworld is to get a better hold on her strength, as she's accidentally destroyed stuff in the Human World schools, causing her to be ostracized.
- Get A Hold Of Yourself Man: To Stella when she goes into full Sanity Slippage.
- Half-Human Hybrid
- Human Mom, Non-Human Dad: Inverted, as her mother is a Nekomata demon.
- New Transfer Student: From the Human World. And from Majin Academy acting as a spy.
- The Mole: To Stella, but she does it only because she's awfully worried about Stella.
- Nice Girl: Very trusting of others, though a bit naive.
- Pintsized Powerhouse
- Power Fist: Her most proficient weaponry set is fists, thanks to training from her mother.
- Sailor Fuku: But only the top.
- So Long, and Thanks for All the Gear: Subverted; she leaves at the end of the first chapter, but she joins again after the second chapter's first map.
- Talking to Herself: She shares the same VA with Sapphire.
- Token Mini-Moe: She's the youngest character in the remake since most of the other characters are Really 700 Years Old
- Who Wears Short Shorts?
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair
Voiced by: Saori Hayami (JP), Erin Fitzgerald (EN)
The sole daughter of the Chief Director of Death Institute, Majin Academy, a rival school to Evil Academy, and also its acting Student Body President. She raises monsters, with slimes and zombies being her favorites. She has a spoiled, uppity attitude, which is strangely countered by an immature, prank-loving side. The second of the two new characters. Her behavior stems from struggling to gain the approval of her father, who was in fact killed by Aurum, but Stella couldn't cope with it and continued trying to earn his approval while talking to his dead body.Tropes associated with Stella:
- Academic Alpha Bitch: What she comes across. It's mostly her Sanity Slippage at play.
- Academy of Evil: Majin Academy, where the main goal is to teach students to become Majins. The only Majin being Stella, much to her dismay.
- Disk One Nuke: Comes at level 90. A big deal if your other party members are way behind.
- Even more-so in Disgaea4 on the Vita, as you can get her as soon as you have 100 mana, and she has all her abilities and stats from this game.
- Jerkass: Towards Rutile.
- Knight of Cerebus: Not initially, when she just comes off as a jerk, but after The Reveal that her father was Dead All Along, she turns into a darker character as a result of her Sanity Slippage.
- Heel-Face Turn: At the end of her scenario.
- Not So Different: Largely parallels Mao, including the loss of her father to Aurum and having to come to terms with it.
- One-Winged Angel: Her "Flame Hazard" special transforms her into a gigantic lava lizard.
- Ojou: Believes everything she does is "elegant".
- Ojou Ringlets
- Playing with Fire: She even has an evility that drops the fire resistances of everyone else on the map aside from herself.
- Really 700 Years Old: 1657 years old.
- Sanity Slippage: After her father was defeated and subsequently killed by Aurum, she slowly fell into this.
- Sucky School: Let's just say that it's quite pathetic your Majin school doesn't have above seven students that aren't even close to becoming Majin. It's because of this that Stella tries to ruin Evil Academy's reputation.
- Tsundere: Type A.
- Well Done Daughter Girl: And she's trying to get he approval of somebody who's dead.