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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: He's an honor student who's also a powerful demon.
- Big Bad: of Disgaea Infinite.
- Blush Sticker: Mao gets these then he is turned on.
- Can't Act Perverted Toward a Love Interest: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.
- Disproportionate Retribution: His stated reason for wanting to defeat his father? Because his father accidentally destroyed his game system.
- Einstein Hair: As befits a Ditzy Genius Mad Scientist.
- Enemy Within: Dark Mao.
- 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: Well, he already considers himself a heel, but he pulls this for real in the worst 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Literal Split Personality: The various Maos inside his own heart in Chapters 2 and 4.
- 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.
- 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."
- 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.
- 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: Almaz von Almandine Adamant.
- Awesome Mc Cool Name: Lampshaded.
- 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.
- 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.
- The Chew Toy: My god...this guy is unlucky. Taken to woobie levels, especially in the Almaz ending.
- 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.
- 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.
- Earn Your Happy Ending: After everything he goes through, at the end of the game, he gets Happily Married to Sapphire.
- The Empath: Becomes one as the game goes on.
- 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.
- I Can't Believe A Girl Like You Would Notice Me: His reaction to Sapphire's interest in him.
- Karmic Transformation: Almaz eventually realizes that his transformation into a demon was one of these.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 worst 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.
- 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: He marries Sapphire in the normal ending.
- 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 at 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.
- 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.
- The Von Trope Family: Almaz von Almandine Adamant.
- 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 B.S.O.D.. He quickly recovers thanks to Champloo's lecture that makes him go back into Mao's heart to set things right.
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 Marriage: With Mao, as arranged by their parents. May be a Perfectly Arranged Marriage at that.
- Attention Whore: She never skips, is always punctual, and obeys a self-imposed curfew because she thinks it makes her a badass. Whenever there seems to be competition for her delinquent position, such as with Rutile, she gets competitive or outright jealous rather than pleased that other people are doing good things.
- 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: 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: Pink hair, pink eyes.
- Cute Monster Girl: According to Sapphire, at least.
- Delinquents: She strives to be as much of a delinquent as possible, with the catch being that she's doing it by demon standards, meaning her behavior is flawless by normal human standards. However, do keep in mind that she seems to be mostly doing all this to be cool, not because she genuinely believes in doing the right thing.
- Even Evil Has 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.
- Gone Horribly Right: In her special episode, her many attempts to impart the goodness of being a delinquent to her students only end up making them believe she's putting up a fake facade of a delinquent to bring chaos to other places (their field trip to Celestia somehow looked like an invasion). She wonders aloud if she's actually an honor student instead until she snaps out of it.
- I Ate WHAT?!: Speaking with female ninjas in the classrooms reveals that they've been poisoning all of those lunches, and are rather disappointed at the lack of pandemonium in the results.
- In-Series Nickname: As mentioned above, she prefers to go by Beryl.
- Meganekko: In Raspberyl Mode.
- Morality Chain: When she dies in the bad ending.
- 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 she looks like she's 13-15 years old
- Onee-sama: How Kyoko and Asuka address her in Japanese; translated as 'my lady'.
- 100% Adoration Rating: While they don't admit it outwardly, she's beloved by the entire student body. In fact, saving her allows Mao to become the Freshman Class President through popular vote.
- Playing with Fire: Her primary element.
- Really 700 Years Old: 1578.
- 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.
- Squee!: How she reacts to things like meeting a rare spawn like a hero, or seeing elusive skills like love and affection in action.
- Tsundere: 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:
- Badass Normal: Along with most humans in your party.
- 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 to 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Pretty Princess Powerhouse: She taught herself to defend the kingdom on her own.
- 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: She marries Almaz in the normal ending.
- 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 revives.
- 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...
Voiced by: Keiichi Kuwabara (JP), Nolan North (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 Sideburns: You could swear the man stepped straight out of Getter Robo, Hot-Blooded-ness and all.
- 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!
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:
- Awesome Mc Cool Name: Subverted after part of his name gets stolen.Almaz: In case you were all wondering, "Master" is actually his first name.
- 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.
- The Dragon: for the Senior Class Leader (A.K.A, Aurum/Geoffery)
- Heel–Face Turn: Starts out as an enemy but switches sides later.
- 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.
- The Magnificent: She's actually literally called "the Magnificent".
- Never Trust a Trailer: The opening shows her fighting Mao alongside Master Big Star. However she and Master Big Star were in an all-out war against each other.
- Really 700 Years Old: 2,666.
- Rule of Cool: Her orders invariably invoke this. She'll frequently order her enemies to attack her in improbable and over the top ways.Master Big Star, you will burrow underground and attack me with 5,000,000°C magma! Aim for my heart! The rest of you, transform into a giant invincible robot and blast the area with a -5000°C blizzard!
- 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.
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
- 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: He's been grooming Mao to be a powerful overlord that he, as Super Hero Aurum, can take down.
- 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. Almaz even lampshades this by wondering why he didn't finish them off, clearly observing that Aurum could've easily killed them all at that moment if he wanted to.
- 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.
- Catch-Phrase: "I thought this might happen, so..."
- 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 definition.
- Crazy-Prepared: Note his catch phrase, he uses nearly every time something unexpected happens, which every single chapter.
- 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 over the edge.
- Dub Name Change: Geoffrey's name in the original Japanese version is Jiiya.
- 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.
- Fallen Hero: He's Almaz's idol, Super Hero Aurum.
- 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.
- Hyper-Competent Sidekick: He has a knack for anticipating almost everything Mao (Or Beryl in Raspberyl Mode) needs.
- 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 wall 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.
- Smug Snake: For all his ability to anticipate and plan for things that he couldn't have possibly expected, his plan to turn Mao into an evil overlord fails utterly in all but one ending, and in the one ending it succeeds in it turns out to have Gone Horribly Right as he ends up creating a Omnicidal Maniac that effortlessly curbstombs him before destroying the entire universe.
- Strapped to an Operating Table: Strapped to Mao's operating table in the normal ending.
- 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.
- 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.
- Walking Spoiler: His true role in the game make his this.
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.
- Colour-Coded for Your Convenience: Both wear copious amounts of the same shade of pink as Beryl's hair.
- Fainting: Asuka nearly does an Emotional Faint when Mao kills the first Beryl doppleganger without warning.
- The Fettered: Same as their lady.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Palette Swap: They're ordinary orcs who just happen to be purple.
- The Power of Friendship: Firm believers in this.
- 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.
- 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), Wendee Lee (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 young girl. Capable of defending herself as well.
- Catgirl: She's got a tail and cat-ears.
- 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.
- 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: Her father is human. Her mother is a Nekomata demon.
- 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.
- 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
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: her hair is dark blue.
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 Disgaea 4 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.
- Distaff Counterpart: To Mao.
- 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".
- 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.
- "Well Done, Daughter!" Girl: And she's trying to get the approval of somebody who's dead.