Characters: Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice

aka: Disgaea 3
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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:

    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:
  • Adorkable
  • 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
  • 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)

Normal outfit
Teacher outfit
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.
  • 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:

    Mr. Champloo 

Mr. Champloo

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:

    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:

    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:


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

Spoiler tropes associated with Geoffrey
  • 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)

Kyoko and Asuka
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.

    Vato Bros. 

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.:

    Beyond X 


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.
  • 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:

    Stella Grossular 

Stella Grossular

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.

Alternative Title(s):

Disgaea 3