The Protagonist of Disgaea 4. Valvatorez is a vampire who was once known as "The Tyrant" for his incredible power. However, after a certain incident he refused to consume human blood, which caused his powers to rapidly decline and his eventual demotion to a lowly Prinny Instructor in Hades. Despite this he takes his demotion in stride, and although he can be a bit of an idiot at times he possesses a ferocious and unbreakable sense of demonic honor.
Almighty Janitor: Even after enough Level Grinding to overthrow the Corrupternment, Val insists that he's merely a simple Prinny Instructor. Also, despite the De-power, Zetta of all people considers him a worthy opponent.
Anti-Hero: Inverse type 3. He's a pretty nice guy, but morally ambiguous (but clearly NOT evil despite his claims), meaning that its pretty hard to determine if he's good or neutral.
Benevolent Boss: Though he's only doing it to keep his promise and may be strict, he takes his job as Prinny Instructor seriously and the Prinnies really respect him for it, a stark contrast to Bad BossEtna. It even shows in the Prinnies' work ethic as they seem a lot more competent.
Determinator: Whether it's keeping his promises, having Prinnies obey the Prinny rules, or correcting a typo, nothing will stop him from achieving his goals even if it means going up against God.
Don't You Dare Pity Me!: While Valvatorez was touched that Artina would willingly offer her blood to him, he was also frustrated that a mere human not only didn't fear him, but pitied him. Thus his promise: he will not drink blood - Artina's or anyone else's - until he can show her true terror.
The Dreaded: Subverted. In his Tyrant state, he was considered a horrifying boogey man to humans and demons alike who's name was uttered in hushed voices. He's actually a pretty nice guy who treats spreading fear as a job.
Grammar Nazi: Storms the Information Bureau because they spelled "Prinny" wrong in a newspaper.
Guest Star Party Member: Tyrant Valvatorez joins Fenrich in all of the Flashback Episode's battles, but despite being able to control him, he's still counted as an NPC. However, he becomes a fully playable character once the Flashback Episode is completed.
He's Got Legs: His legs are pretty skinny, and his pants are pretty tight...
Heroes Prefer Swords: As with previous Disgaea main characters, he's not restricted to using only swords, but he can naturally learn most sword skills and promotional material usually show him wielding a sword.
Heroic Willpower: Unlike the other characters, Valvatorez isn't affected by the A Virus. He attributes this to "spirit, fortitude, and the power of sardines."
Heroic Vow: To not drink human blood. Fenrich has been trying and failing to get him to break this for four hundred years.
I Have Many Names: Tyrant Valvatorez, the Bloodthirsty King of Fear, the Blood-soaked Valvatorez of Absolute Evil, The King of Carnage and Atrocity.
Insane Troll Logic: He understands The Power of Friendship and Power of Trust are sources of strength for humans and as a Tyrant he feels making use of that would make him more frightening. Really, loyalty and similar things generally make something less scary.
Potential Fridge Brilliance and Fridge Horror to that when one considers that those power sources actually DO make him a lot more powerful and in fact are a possible explanation as to why he's so powerful despite his de-power. His insane power as a Tyrant was the prime reason he was considered such a terrifying boogey man figure in the first place.
Let's not forget that by certain demonic standards a demon that uses the powers of trust and friendship would be incredibly badass.
In-Series Nickname: Fenrich calls him "Lord Val". Fuka and Desco call him "Valzy". Vulcanus calls him "Mr. Vampire" or occasionally "Mr. Weirdo".
Just the First Citizen: Valvatorez, for all intents and purposes, is ruling the Netherworld after the end of the game - he just completely refuses to recognize himself as anything higher than a simple Prinny Instructor.
Large Ham: A vampire who can speak passionately about anything, but especially when it comes to sardines and promises. Especially in the English dub, where Troy Baker proves himself capable of devouring whole sets in one bite.
Taken Up to Eleven AGAIN in Fuka and Desco mode, where he must have decided to become the largest ham possible. The only thing missing would Ham-to-Ham Combat with Gig. And then in the Flashback Episode, where we learn that he was a gigantic ham in his past and, in the present, he starts mixing up his speeches with dramatic highs and lows in a manner somewhat reminiscent of William Shatner. And then there's his hamtastic "The Power of FriendshipRousing Speech"...
The Men First: Considers those who serve under him as his equals, and has even gone as far as Taking the Bullet for someone he's only entered the most casual of alliances with.
The Messiah : Valvatorez is an unique example for this trope due to the fact that he's a demon and an ex-tyrant. But still, he's such a nice guy, even in his tyrant days. He cared so much for his friends and doesn't hide his concern, during the A virus pandemic he promised to his friends that he will find the cure, he even dared to pray to God, and kneel in front of some androids, begging them to pray so that the awe energy can be produced, so that he can save the moon and the earth., and many more. The conclusion is, Valvatorez suits to be both a hero and an Overlord.
Dark Messiah : In his tyrant days, he only spread fear torwards human because it's a demon's responsibility, so that every demon can have fear energy.
Also, he wants to take over the universe and re-educate demons and humans.
Morality Pet: To Fenrich, who is a scheming Jerkass but Valvatorez keeps him in line and Fenrich's Undying Loyalty and dedication to his lord is his most prominent virtue.
My Greatest Failure: He didn't take his promise with Artina (when she was a human) all that seriously, and she ended up dead because of it. That's the main reason why he takes every promise seriously from then on.
Necessarily Evil: Valvatorez considers villainy to be a very vital community service to the cosmos. He also has plans to Take Over the World along with the Netherworld - not because he has any desire to rule them, but because both places have done such a fantastic job of screwing themselves up that he feels the need to intervene personally.
Nice Guy: Easily the kindest of the four main characters in the series.
Noble Demon: To the point that he is quite possibly the most honorable demon/netherworld-born character in the entire series.
In the post game, he even offers Asagi the position of main character. The only reason she didn't take up the off is because she didn't want to be pitied and didn't want her numerous other cameos to seem like a waste of time.
No Doubt The Years Have Changed Me: Since he looks significantly younger than he used to thanks to his power degeneration, Vulcanus/Artina fails recognize him until he gives her his name.
The Nose Knows: Can always identify the scent of human blood, which is why Fenrich's been unable to sneak the stuff into his meals.
Our Vampires Are Different: Although he does suck blood, which allows him to unleash his magical powers, a promise he made long ago caused him to refrain from drinking blood. He replaces blood with sardines as his primary form of nutrition, though this causes his powers to deplete. He's still very powerful despite said De-power.
Also, he's a vampire and a demon. Not a contradiction because in this series, "demon" covers most supernatural creatures (kind of like the Shin Megami Tensei franchise).
Parenthetical Swearing: Done literally - When he refers to Axel, a parenthetical note helpfully points out that what he really means is "idiot".
Fenrich:... What an impressive ability to overwrite his memory of losing his power and being forced to take the least wanted job in the Netherworld. This is another one of his formidable powers. He can convert any suffering he's been through into something positive.
Power-Up Food: "SARDINE! You want to know the secret to my power? It's the sardines. Eat them, and you will grow stronger as well."
The Promise: His will to keep his promises surpasses even Adell's. His first big promise was to not drink human blood and he's kept that promise for 400 years despite it causing his powers to deplete. On top of that, he makes additional promises with several characters all of which he plans on keeping, much to Fenrich's annoyance.
Punch Clock Villain: Even as a Tyrant, he considered spreading fear in the human world to be just a necessary job.
Purposefully Overpowered: With depowered Val already being as strong as he is, Tyrant Valvatorez would have to be a complete Game Breaker to be anything other than Overrated And Underleveled - so they made him a complete Game Breaker. Just about the only things that keep him from outright obliterating every stage in the Flashback episodes are the Geo Panel setups and permanent poison (Though his Life Drain specials mitigate this) in the last two stages.
Really 700 Years Old: His age is not stated, but the time between the day he stopped drinking blood and the beginning of the game is 400 years.
Real Men Wear Pink: Valvatorez wears a pink apron in the end credits when he finally gets to fulfill his promise to the Prinnies by giving them a sardine feast.
Willfully Weak: Which gets even more noticeable once you get to play as Tyrant Valvatorez, his past self with full powers. In the Flashback episodes, he's pretty much the "I Win" button because no one can get close to harm him. His stats are extremely high, his aptitudes are better than any other playable character and all his three evilities are borderline broken.
"Are you stupid?", though there is no set catchphrase in the actual dub.
, "I'll kill you!", "X is one of my Lord Valvatorez's many formidable powers."
The Chessmaster: Fenrich is one clever son of a bitchnote Hey! a pun! He's often pulling off Batman Gambit s on the fly, and often under the nose of his Lord Val. It doesn't always work out since Valvatorez and other characters can sometimes act as a Spanner in the Works, but he comes out on top with his dastardly plans of getting his master back in position as Tyrant more often then not.
Manipulative Bastard: Not only is he good at manipulating events, but emotions and perspectives as well.
Fur Against Fang: Averted. While he thinks of Valvatorez' belief as worthless, he firmly believes that his master is meant for greater things and is even willing to dirty his hands if it means that Valvatorez will be put into a good position.
Parenthetical Swearing: Has mastered the art of making "All is for my Lord" and "X is one of my Lord Valvatorez's many formidable powers" mean anything from "Sir, yes sir" to "You are the biggest idiot in the world." Val never catches on, though.
A middle-school student who died and was sent to the Netherworld. She was supposed to become a Prinny, but due to a shortage on Prinny suits, she just had a hat and jacket slapped on her instead. She is under the impression that her experience in the Netherworld is All Just a Dream and believes that she should be able to do whatever she wants because of it. Her father was the one who created Desco based on the dying plea of his late wife, who told him to fulfill Fuka's childhood wish: "To have a little sister... with advanced functionality, to help [her] Take Over the World". She was killed by Desco's successor, Des X, out of jealousy and sent to the Netherworld because Ambition Is Evil.
Achievements in Ignorance: Is able to access her full potential instead of the usual human 30% because she thinks the whole thing is a dream.
An Axe to Grind: Her primary weapon specialization. Her starting weapon of a baseball bat is also treated as an ax for gameplay purposes.
Ambition Is Evil: Well, it's at least the sin that sent her into the Netherworld in the first place. At age five, she wanted to Take Over the World. And it's not like she's lost her ambition since then, what with her starting a small war on Valvatorez for the extermination of the Prinnies for the sake of better living conditions, her desire to become the Netherworld President, and her desire to take over Earth when the former falls through.
Badass Normal: Outside of being essentially a Prinny, Fuka is just an Ordinary Middle School Student with no special powers or fighting ability. That doesn't stop her from keeping up with the other characters and defeating Des X, an "improved" version of Desco.
Dude Magnet: Played with. In the Fuka & Desco Mode On The Next segments, Valvatorez, Fenrich, Axel, and Desco are vying for her affection.
Dumbass Has a Point: Fuka is prone to this from time to time. First when she deduced Emizel's father had purposely abandon him (Something which Fenrich commented on).Second The Angel of Averice's Unreveal. Third in the beginning chapter 8 something which shocked Emizel.
Failure Is the Only Option: In the special Fuka & Desco Show DLC, her reincarnation will never happen but in her dreams due to the facts that: 1) Since she has been denying the fact that she's a Prinny, she ultimately was recognized as Fuka Kazamatsuri after passing the "hellish" training from Valvatorez; 2) All the money she took from the Mint won't have any effect to pay for her sins since she didn't even gain it as a Prinny; 3) Although she got her Take Over the World moment, the sin in itself is extremely heavy and thus cannot be paid with the "jillion" HL she got in the first place.
Hey You: Referred to as "Lass" by Val and Fenrich.
Hunter Of Her Own Kind: She initially despises the Prinnies and joins the Prinny X-Terminators. Although she eventually realizes that exterminating the Prinnies is wrong, she refuses to believe that she's (supposed to be) a Prinny.
Like a Badass out of Hell: In the Fuka ending, she decides to turn the Netherworld into her own personal Celestia by making it more girly. Her first order of business is making the freshly-defeated Fenrich and Valvatorez her maids.
Our Ghosts Are Different: Well, something like that. One of the NPCs says that she's a human soul with a Prinny cap on, and everyone mentions that she's dead (to her eternal denial).
Shipper on Deck: For Valvatorez with, well, almost anyone around his physical age. Immediately started shipping him with Vulcanus (Artina) when she first learns about her, but there's a sense that she also supports him with Fenrich. By the end of the Netherbattle Tournament, she sees Krichevskoy as a viable option for Val as well.
Tomboy: Subverted, on one hand she conforms to almost all of the archetypal girly traits in fiction, such as dreaming of a prince charming, loves hot guys in little clothing, loves sweets and desserts, loves to gossip, worries about makeup, likes to dress up, vain about her own appearance, loves sweet/girly/cute things and is a hopeless romantic. On the other hand she is very abrasive and violently good at baseball.
Tsundere: Ironically, she claims to not have met one in real life.
The only son of the current Netherworld President. He's the leader of the Abaddon, a special assassination force that works directly for his father, and also holds the position of The Grim Reaper (through nepotism). He's not aware that he's only riding his father's coattails.
A Child Shall Lead Them: He will be appointed to the position of Netherworld President according to the end narration.
Genre Savvy / Wrong Genre Savvy: Very quick to note that whoever organized the Netherbattle Tournament is purposely trying to lure Valvatorez with the bonus prize — a thousand-year supply of sardines. Turns out that he's only half right. Sardines weren't among the prizes. Artina lied to Val about that to get him to participate so she can get the prize money.
The Grim Reaper: And boy is it young. Problem is, he has never taken a soul before.
Emizel does end up taking a soul at the end of the main story: Judge Nemo's soul.
Hey You: Throughout the game, Val and Fenrich call him "rascal" or "whelp". If you get his epilogue, however, Val finally calls him by his name, saying that it's inappropriate for him to call a man "rascal"
An angel from Celestia known as "The Angel of Avarice" for her ruthless greed. She claims to have come to the Netherworld to collect on a hefty HL debt, and doesn't care how she gets the money. Her real name is Artina, the human girl to whom Valvatorez promised he would not drink blood. Her death inadvertently triggers the events of the game, from Val's self-imposed Power Limiter to Nemo's Nietzsche Wannabe machinations.
Fearless Fool: This how Val thought of Artina after she showed no fear of him.
Five Finger Discount: She claims that she came to return all the money that was unlawfully transferred to the Netherworld from Celestia. She decides to do this by stealing money and valuables in such a manner that she's notorious even amongst demons.
Incorruptible Pure Pureness: To Valvatorez, Artina possessed the purest of heart, which is why he doubted that she and money-grubbing Vulcanus were the same person. Turns out the money-grubbing was mostly an act.
No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Helping Nemo when she was human not only caused her death, but her name would be forever reviled as a blackhearted traitor. Her death is the root cause of much of the plot and current crisis in the game. Valvatorez lost his power which resulted in Hugo becoming president with the Corrupterment deteriorating while Nemo goes off the deep end after her death and starts plotting the destruction of both Earth and the Netherworld.
Only in It for the Money: Has a reputation as the "Angel of Avarice". Is mostly an act, as it was part of a Black Ops mission..
A Cute Monster Girl created to become "the ultimate weapon that would destroy the world". Her official name is Final Weapon: Death/Extermination Submersible Combat Organism. Despite her incredible power and impressive evil laugh (she practised!), she's more like a naive child than anything else. Valvatorez takes her under his wing to teach her how to achieve her ambition of becoming the Final Boss of the game. She was created by Fuka's father to fulfil Fuka's childhood wish of "a little sister... with advanced functionality that will help me Take Over the World". She is killed by Des X out of jealousy and cast down into the Netherworld, where she is sealed deep within Hades.
All Girls Want Bad Boys: More or less develops a crush on Gig during his DLC scene and forces Gig to become her master, though considering she's a final boss in-training, it makes sense that she'd be infatuated with the "Killer of kings and destroyer of worlds!"
Nightmare Fetishist: In the Fuka & Desco Show DLC, she thinks that the hideous monsters are hunks, and is visibly shocked when Fuka denounces them as ugly. And she gets attracted to Gig when he prepares to destroy the Netherworld
The 61st President of the Netherworld and Emizel's father. Valvatorez launches a campaign to remove him from power after a number of abuses of the Corrupternment come to light, such as the elimination of all Prinnies, imprisonment of "innocent" demons and the dumping of toxic waste from the Human World into the Netherworld. When he is finally confronted, Valvatorez recognises him as Death King Hugo, a rival from his days as the Tyrant. It's later revealed that, faced with the imminent collapse of the Netherworld and general decline of demonic power due to a lack of Fear Energy from the Human World, Hugo was forced into a deal with Nemo and allow him to commit atrocities in exchange for a pittance of Fear Energy. Hugo's actions were to hide this Deal with the Devil and the effects of the Fear Energy drought.
Anti-Villain: Somewhere in between type 3 and type 4. Lampshaded in one of Artina's monologues.
Asskicking Equals Authority: In the Netherworld, this is how someone gets the title of President. Eventually loses it after being defeated by Valvatorez.
Corrupt Politician: Subverted, he was trying to protect the Netherworld as best as he could.
Deal with the Devil: With Nemo. Amusingly, the one making the deal is a demon, and the metaphorical devil is a human
De-power: Due to the lack of fear energy. He was much stronger in the past, to the point where he fought a battle with Tyrant Valvatorez for days (and neither of them won - they never got to finish it).
I Have No Son: Ordered the Information Bureau to report his son as dead after Fenrich sends him blackmail footage of Emizel's humiliating defeat.
Kick the Dog: His treatment of Emizel. He fakes Emizel's death to prevent being blackmailed. However, cruel as that was, he does care for his son and faked his death to avoid having Emizel dragged into the mess with Nemo, protecting him in a way.
One-Winged Angel: Turns into his Reaper form during the fight with him. This trope is Lampshaded by Valvatorez, who refers to Hugo's "three levels of transformations, with additional power multipliers every time!" It's then subverted when Hugo reveals he doesn't even have the power to transform further.
A mysterious human who appears to be working behind the scenes in the Corrupternment. He is actually the spirit of a soldier who suffered during a war on Earth. After the death of Artina, the only person who showed him kindness during those dark times, he began to plot the destruction of everything by working behind the scenes in the Netherworld and on Earth.
My God, What Have I Done?: When Artina finally manages to get through to him, he's ashamed at all of the suffering he's caused (Mainly because he saddened Artina), and decides to condemn both himself and Fear The Great to limbo for eternity.
Omnicidal Maniac: He wants to destroy the Human World for all of the crap and hatred it put him through. Doing this would also wipe out the Demons' source of fear energy, and the Angels' faith energy, dooming them as well.
That Man Is Dead: Refuses to give his name because "it was useless to me while I was being reborn."
Throw the Dog a Bone: Sure, becoming a Prinny may not seem like a form of mercy especially since he'll be a Prinny for a very long time due to all the sins he committed, but considering all he went through and that he was about to sacrifice his own soul, it definitely comes off as uplifting.
Villain Override: Sort of. In the last chapter he's used as the host of Fear the Great, a program made by God to destroy any planet that had too much malice. In the final battle it overtakes him completely.
Xanatos Speed Chess: Even when you think you've taken apart one of his plans, you find out he has yet another. Particularly in episode 10 when every time the party attempts to stop the moon's destruction, he's got one more plan behind it, whether it's blowing up the moon, creating a black hole, or sending it on a collision course towards Earth.
An artificial demon created by Fuka's father. She is an advanced version of Desco, described as the "true final boss". She was responsible for killing both Fuka and Desco. After the events of the main game, Genjuro makes a few modifications to Des X to instead make her Earth's Guardian. To reflect this, her name is changed to Earth X.
Meaningful Rename: She goes from being the final boss created to destroy the world to being Earth's final line of defense, thus why she's now "Earth X". Ironically, she's the final boss of the Fuka & Desco mode.
Took a Level in Kindness: As Earth X. Though you still end up fighting her in Fuka & Desco Mode, she now calls Fuka "Big Sis" and congratulates Desco upon her defeat. She even acts less cold and more Hot Blooded.
YandereA father-daughter version. Des X loves Fuka's father but despises Fuka and Desco, both of whom she killed.
Voiced by: Tomoyuki Terai (JP)
Fuka's father. From what she says about him, he's always working and never visits her. He turns out to be a researcher from the human world that is funded by Nemo, and he's also the creator of Desco. It's ultimately revealed that his research was to fulfill his late wife's last request, which was to fulfill the wishes of Fuka. Those wishes were having a little sister and taking over the world - not that she remembers.
Married to the Job: With a twist - it's revealed he was doing everything for his daughter.
Truly Single Parent: Since he couldn't properly father the little sister Fuka always wanted with his wife dead, he just decided to make one instead. It also gave him the opportunity to put in all that "advanced functionality" that Fuka always wanted.