Characters: Disgaea: Hour of Darkness
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Characters Introduced in Disgaea: Hour of Darkness.
Main character of the first game and Prince of the Netherworld. After waking up from a two year "nap" and discovering that his father, King Krichevskoy, has died some time ago, Laharl sets upon claiming the throne for himself. Laharl is cocky, spoiled, and quick-tempered. How much of this is real and how much of it is a front he puts up to feel powerful is a question that most of his vassals ponder. He also has a physical aversion towards optimism and well-endowed women.
Tropes associated with Laharl:
and Laharl's second in command. Etna is a demon who has been working at the castle since before the Prince was born and not particularly impressed by his immaturity. She is also highly ambitious and has the tendency to transparently plot Laharl's overthrow, if only to keep him in line.
Tropes associated with Etna:
- A-Cup Angst: She's very insecure about her lack of cleavage.
- Age-Inappropriate Dress: She might be 1470, but she looks no older than 14, so her Stripperiffic black leather outfit is doomed to turn some heads.
- Almighty Janitor: Technically, Etna is considered a "Demon Lord" class; she "hacked" it to "Beauty Queen". However, it is pointed out in Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories that her strength is the same as an Overlord's.
- Anti-Hero: Almost completely heartless in the beginning, though played for laughs. She mellows a little after she regains her memories.
- Arson, Murder, and Admiration/Arson Murder And Life Saving: "You tried to poison me in my sleep... You used me as bait for your revenge... What kind of vassal are you? ...But! But, I don't mind that side of you. A true demon is always full of ambition and aims for the top. As King, I'll need a right-hand demon like you under my command." Laharl to Etna.
- Bad Boss: Even as far as demons go, Etna is an infamously terrible boss to the Prinny Squad, and they are terrified of her anger. She thinks nothing of throwing them at enemies to detonate them as an attack, occasionally sits on one for a seat, and withholds their pay on a whim. She also makes it a rule that if they lose a fight she'll kill them herself, telling them this so they'll fight harder out of desperation.
- Bare Your Midriff
- Barefoot Poverty: As a child, along with rags.
- Bastard Girlfriend: Her abusive nature toward the Prinnies and anyone who pisses her off is played to add to her overall appeal...but also for laughs.
- Battle Cries: "Drop dead! Punk!" "Call me queen." "Seeya! Go! Drop dead!" "Punk!" "Eat this!".
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: Between her and Laharl, especially in Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories and Disgaea Infinite.
- Berserk Button: EXCUSE ME FOR BEING FLAT!!
- Don't touch her sweets, especially if your name is Laharl. And if she notices you with her panties...
- Krichevskoy is practically her father to her, so taking his name in vain is a very good way to piss her off as Garungun finds out when he tries to make a random Prinny the new Krichevskoy.
Keep playing with Krichevskoy's name, and you'll suffer a very slow and painful death, got it?!
- Blade on a Stick: She attacks with spears.
- Bondage Is Bad: "Not that I have a bottle fetish or anything."
- Brilliant but Lazy: Etna is both powerful and wise enough to be the Overlord, but as Etna Mode (where she ultimately decides it is not worth it) and the Prinny games (where she leaves the position open even though Laharl is a Prinny) have exemplifed, is too irresponsible and lacks the drive to do it. She does get the job in the anime and in the normal ending of the game... and then complains about it being so much work!
- Cat Smile: The shape of her mouth when smiling.
- The Chew Toy: When she joins you in the second game. She even remarks that she's had nothing but bad luck after encountering Adell and company.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: Etna's diary has some very interesting things to say about Laharl's father and mother...
- Comedic Sociopathy: Objectively, she engages is some really cruel acts. But somehow it only ever seems to be directed at Chew Toys or characters who are Made of Iron.
- Conflicting Loyalty: Etna has great loyalty to King Krichevskoy, so great in fact that it remained with her even when she lost her memory. But she also made a promise to him; to protect Laharl and make sure become a great Overlord, which may or may not be more than Etna can stand.
- Cool Pet: Etna used to have a puppy Mystic Beast, which are basically blue wolf puppies with pink afros. Formally introduced in Disgaea 2 as an actual creatable monster.
- Curtains Match the Window: Bright red hair and bright red eyes.
- Cute Little Fangs
- Dangerously Genre Savvy: She is the most aware of the typical tropes and story conventions at play and uses them to her advantage.
- Dangerously Short Skirt: Her standard skirt is too mini to even be called a miniskirt.
- Dark Action Girl: In the games.
- Deadpan Snarker: Very sarcastic and snarky, at all times.
- Detached Sleeves: When she was little.
- Dragon Ascendant: In some endings, and the end of the anime.
- Even Etna Has Standards: In Etna mode, despite her usual treatment of Flonne, who she found annoying, she's disgusted when she finds how Vulcanus manipulated and almost killed her after gaining her trust.
- Evil Is Sexy: She wants to be, at least.
- Evil Redhead: Why don't you ask the Prinnies what they think Etna's place on the morality scale is?
- Expressive Accessory: The Prinny bags she has in Disgaea 2. For example when Etna is angry the visible bag will look scared.
- Expressive Ears
- Faux Action Girl: In the anime, in which she also needs to rely on Laharl to do any fighting she wants.
- Femme Fatale: This seems to be the type of woman Etna wants to be, and had she been older-looking she could have been this or The Vamp.
- Fiery Redhead: Especially in Disgaea 2.
- Fist Pump: Etna uses this pose when she is pissed of.
- Friend to All Children: Etna appears to have an easy time befriending children like Aramis and Hanako, and seems to genuinely care about them. This extends to the novels, even though Aramis does not appear in them, where Etna shows concern for Laharl's cousin Shas.
- Girlish Pigtails
- Gotta Kill Them All: Etna has a "To Kill List", guess which character is on the top?note
- Green-Eyed Monster: Etna was envious of the unconditional love King Krichevskoy felt for Laharl and even hated him.
I hated the Prince... I envied the Prince...
- Groin Attack: Etna told Flonne about the time she kicked a man "right there" in a passing comment.
- Happy Ending Massage: In Laharl's cameo in Prinny, Etna seems to reference this when she claims that Laharl is going to massage her SO hard, adding in that she might teach him some new tricks. Laharl was currently a Prinny atoning for his sins after a reincarnation.
- She makes a Prinny massage her in the Drama CD as well. If you don't know what is going on, it sounds just like what you would think it would sound like.
- Hairstyle Inertia: Young Etna◊ also had pigtails.
- Hell-Bent for Leather: She's always wearing something leather.
- Hellish Pupils
- Her Code Name Was Mary Sue: She really loves doing this with her crazy episode previews. Laharl and Vyers provide snark, whereas Flonne plays along and CAPTAIN GORDON, DEFENDER OF EARTH! tries to steal the spotlight.
- Heroic Comedic Sociopath
- Hidden Depths: Etna gets very melancholic while she reminisces about the past and writes in her diary.
- Hidden Heart of Gold: Sure, she'll stab Laharl in the back some day (it's in her job description as a Demon after all), but that aside she's genuinely fond of him and Flonne, who are for all intents and purposes her best friends. Her friendship with Laharl, due to his own Hidden Heart of Gold status, however, often leads to them being Vitriolic Best Buds anyways.
- Similarly, in Disgaea D2, despite brushing off Xenolith claim that she's his sister and generally acting like she doesn't care about him, she chews him out for accepting death when he is dragged into the earth.
- Hyper Competent Sidekick
- Jack of All Stats: Just like Laharl in the base game, she has 100% aptitude in all fields and an A or B-rank with all weapons except for a C-rank with Guns. Sequels more decisively establish her as specializing in spears and physical stats.
- Killed Off for Real: In a possible Bad Ending in D2.
- Laharl's Dad: To King Krichevskoy.
- The Lancer: Quite literally, too.
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: Maderas targeted and stole all of her memories related to King Krichevskoy and her promise to blackmail her into working for him, while leaving enough information to know they're important to make sure she complies.
- Little Miss Badass: Her strength is on par with most adult overlords, despite being physically and mentally around fourteen at most.
- Little Miss Snarker: Thanks to her upbringing she is Wise Beyond Her Years and a notable Deadpan Snarker.
- Loving a Shadow: It's pretty clear that Etna adored Laharl's father, and that she appreciates the moments Laharl acts like him and tries to make Laharl even more like him. One could argue this is because King Krichevskoy was a very good Overlord, and that Etna want Laharl to be the same, but when Etna displays less-than-minimal care for the lives of her unknown/known fellow demons, it makes her conversations with Laharl stand out.
- Magic Skirt: Etna invokes this by belting the skirt to her hips.
- Morality Chain: Without both Laharl and the memories of King Krichevskoy Etna would be an even more unpleasant person, as shown in Etna Mode. With them around, she's a mere Heroic Comedic Sociopath.
- My Eyes Are Leaking: Etna starts to cry in Etna Mode when she realizes she broke the promise she made to King Krichevskoy, because she killed Laharl instead of protecting him, like she promised she would.
- My God, What Have I Done?: Etna get this way when she remembers the promised she made to the King, that she would protect Laharl, in Etna Mode. A milder version happens throughout Etna's diary, when she remembers the promise and expresses guilt for just poisoning Laharl:
Even though my memories were stolen, I still broke my promise to the King... King Krichevskoy... You must be angry with me...
- On the Next: Etna voices the between-chapter previews in the first game, often putting herself as the star player.
- OOC Is Serious Business: Related to the above trope, the previews are usually humorous stock plots unrelated to what actually happens in the next chapter, while other characters comment on how silly Etna is acting. But for the preview for the final chapter, she plays it completely straight and serious, stunning everyone and causing them to panic, because if Etna is taking it seriously, they are in serious trouble. The same goes for Dimension 2.
- In general, if Etna acts serious about anything, it means she's really pissed.
- Our Vampires Are Different: Her theme song claims she'll sneak to your bedside by night and show you her gleaming fangs and that when she is tired of drinking your blood she'll throw you away. Averted in that even despite the imagery, she's not really a vampire.
- Panty Shot: On the cover◊ of Takehito Harada's first artbook.
- Parental Substitute: King Krichevskoy.
- Phlebotinum Overload: In Disgaea D2, Xenolith feared this would happen to Etna when she was young, so he used the Artifact of Absolute Death to drain away her power. The trope is played straight in one of the bad endings, leading to her death. It's thankfully averted in the True ending, where she is able to contain her power, though she ends up unconscious for months.
- Picky Eater: She does not even consider Chilled Noodle Salad to be food.
- Precocious Crush: Flashbacks in Etna mode and entries in her diary reveal that she developed one as a child when King Krichevskoy, the first person to show her kindness, took her in.
- Prehensile Tail: She used it as a third hand in the trailer for the anime.
- Rags to Royalty: As a child she wore rags and in multiple ending she becomes the Overlord.
- Really 700 Years Old: 1470 years old.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue oni to Laharl's red. Ironic considering Etna's hair is red, and Laharl's hair is blue.
- Reliable Traitor: According to Laharl.
- The Resenter: Etna used to hate Laharl's mother because of King Krichevskoy's deep feelings for her.
- Sarcastic Devotee: She is the only one of the late king's vassals immediately willing to serve Laharl, and she's quite sarcastic to him, since he's a Royal Brat. Even though she uses him as bait to stop Maderas, she genuinely feels guilty about doing so, since she promised the king, the only person to ever show her kindness, that she'd protect his son.
- In Disgaea 2, she leaves him after a fight, but she returns to him after Flonne gets them to make up and apologize.
- Servile Snarker
- Sibling Yin-Yang: To Xenolith. While he's calm and noble, Etna is mean spirited and feisty.
- Slave Collar: When she was little.
- Shipper on Deck: She enjoys teasing Laharl about his feelings for Flonne, and in Disgaea Infinite, goes out of her way to avert a Cannot Spit It Out situation between the two, much to Laharl's annoyance and protests.
- The Starscream: She hints at this, at least. Nothing ever comes of it, in part because it'd be too much of a hassle for her to become Overlord.
- In the "Etna Heroine" ending, she kills Maderas, Flonne when she tries attempts to stop her, and later Laharl.
- Stripperiffic: Microtop, Opera Gloves, Zettai Ryouiki and a Slave Collar.
- Subordinate Excuse: Despite her free-spirited attitude, Etna has lived her life in voluntary servitude. She adored King Krichevskoy, and being Laharl's vassal is good way to keep an eye on him, making sure he doesn't mess up.
- Sweat Drop: When confused.
- Sweet Tooth: Etna has a particularly bad one, especially in Prinny: Can I Really Be the Hero? and Disgaea Infinite. Woe to anyone who eats her pudding. She is pretty high-class about sweets too.
- Tears of Remorse: Etna cries at the end of Etna Mode.
- Thigh-High Boots: Her second outfit.
- Token Evil Teammate: In the sequel, since you're playing as heroes there. In other games she's often the Token Evil(er) Teammate.
- Too Important to Walk: Etna sits on a sedan chair carried by the Prinnies in her boss fight in Prinny: Can I Really Be the Hero?.
- Too Many Belts: She has two belts on each boot, one on each arm, and four stitched to her skirt.
- The Trickster: A very capable deceiver who openly questions and mocks authority (unless it is a Reasonable Authority Figure), encourages impulse and enthusiasm, destroys convention and complacency, and promotes chaos and unrest.
- Tsundere: Towards Laharl's father, and maybe to Laharl as well. Unfortunately, it'd be a classic example of Belligerent Sexual Tension. In Disgaea 2 she even acts like a Psycho Ex-Girlfriend after getting into a feud with Laharl.
- At the end of D2, she's acting this way about her brother.
- The Villain Sucks Song: Her theme song, "Etna Boogie", calls her a "cruel, cowardly, cold-blooded, heartless, wicked woman."
- Weapon of Choice: Is almost always seen with her signature Elder Spear.
- Weapon Tombstone: Her Elder Spear is used as one in a possible Bad Ending in D2.
- What Do You See In Him: Etna asks Flonne this in Disgaea 3 when they start arguing over who gets to be Laharl's "wife" when they pretend to be Mao's parents.
- Wide Eyes and Shrunken Irises: When shocked.
- Zettai Ryouiki: Grade S.
Voiced by: Yuko Sasamoto (JP), Sandy Fox (EN)
" and self appointed guardian angel
of Laharl. Originally sent to the Netherworld to assassinate the late King Kricheveskoy, she decided to stick around in order to discover if demons were inherently evil
. She is generally ditzy and absurdly idealistic, though with a few Berserk Buttons
that lead one to wonder just how
good she really is. Flonne is also a huge anime and Toku Otaku
, so much so that she actually ends up being the most Genre Savvy
team member despite not being particularly smart.
Tropes associated with Flonne:
- A-Cup Angst: Pointing her chest out seems to be the only thing that can truly piss her off in the first game.
- Adorkable: "I wanna be a space detective too!"
- Not just in the first game, as she gets into a pretty heated (and hilarious) argument with Etna and Artina about breast size in Disgaea 4.
- And I Must Scream: Being turned into a flower in the ending can be interpreted as this.
- Angelic Beauty
- Apologetic Attacker: "Oops, pardon me!"
- Ascended Demon: After falling, becomes an Archangel by Disgaea 4. It's implied she can go back and forth between forms at will.
- In D2 she is temporarily made an Archangel in order to find missing angels in the Netherworld.
- Badass Adorable: An Angel Trainee from Celestia that can fight alonside Laharl and Etna - she qualifies with flying colors.
- Bare Your Midriff: Pure Flonne◊ in Disgaea Dimension 2.
- Battle Cries: "Lord, give me strength." "Sorry, I won't hold back!" "Ultimate attack! Lord, give me strength." "Get Ready!".
- Berserk Button: The very first time in the games that Flonne ever gets mad is "EXCUSE ME FOR BEING FLAT!!
- She also responds very angrily to being called any variation of "villainess."
- Beware the Nice Ones: She can get quite violent when her patience is pushed too far.
- Blank White Eyes: When confused, along with Sweat Drop.
- Blush Sticker
- Broken Messiah: Flonne does several deeds during the course of the story that are considered less than appropriate for an angel (helping Laharl to become the overlord and beating Gordon, for example). She doesn't realize it's treason against Celestia's dogma before it's too late and desperately tries to explain it away, but she doesn't fool anyone, not even herself.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: She is a very flaky otaku, but she gives Seraph Lamington the results he wants. She continues to be one as an Archangel to the dismay of Artina, who often wonders how the Seraph and the other Archangels accept her behavior.
- Character Exaggeration: Flonne is the victim of this in the novels, see Clingy Jealous Girl below. She also goes so far as to call Laharl a pervert, even though she of all people should know him better. Also, her later game appearances dial-up her otaku-ness.
- Chekhov's Gun: Her pendant.
- The Chick: Par for the course when you are the Love Freak and angel among demons, regardless of the sex ratio.
- The Chosen One: Chosen to unite the Netherworld and Celestia by Seraph Lamington.
- Cleavage Window: Though it goes mostly unnoticed thanks to the size of the window and her breasts.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: In the novels, Flonne is very obviously in love with Laharl. She gets extremely jealous if Laharl gets close to another girl - whether Laharl likes said girl does not matter. A rather jarring difference from her game counterpart, who would do anything to spread love all across the universe and even volunteers to be Laharl and Etna's matchmaker in Disgaea 2. She is still a love freak in the novels, but the universe won't get Laharl without a fight, it seems.
- The DLC cut scenes in Disgaea D2 hints at this. She misunderstands Rozalin saying that she is the daughter of an Overlord as "I am the daughter of Laharl", at which point she threatens Laharl that she'll interrogate him until he spills who the mother is. Sicily is understandably scared.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Made apparent as soon as she meets Laharl.
Flonne: "Nice to meet you! I'm an assassin. Whoops. I wasn't supposed to say that."
- The Cuckoolander Was Right: All of Flonne's beliefs are proven to right in the good ending.
- In a more minor example, she apparently believes that ninjas are known for saying "Nin nin nin!". By Disgaea 4, they actually do.
- Collector of the Strange: Flonne collects stuff that an Otaku normally collects, such as Toku movies and series, but she also fancies bigger stuff like giant space ships (she claimed Gargantua), space cruisers (the Mk. III) and giant robots ( the Great Flonzor X).
- Cool Big Sis: Flonne is naturally this to Sicily because Laharl is...well, who he is and Etna doesn't really care. It helps that Flonne and Sicily have similar interests.
- Heck, in one of the in-stage conversations in Disgaea D2, Sicily accidentally calls Flonne "Mommy". This, combined with her taking care of Sicily and being often compared to Laharl's Mom in the first game, Flonne might actually be Sicily's Parental Substitute.
- Cosplay Otaku Girl: Go, go, Flonnezilla!
- Cute and Psycho: When she gets angry over something, she bites.
- Cute Little Fangs: As a Fallen Angel.
- The Cutie: Sweet, lovable and innocent.
- Detached Sleeves
- The Ditz: Though in her defense, she is quite capable in battle, her "unconventional" methods tends to work, she's open-minded, understanding, a fairly fast learner and quick to admit her own mistakes when she is proven wrong.
- Does Not Know Her Own Strength: When Flonne gets excited, she has no grasp of her own strength, which is bad news for anyone she gets violent towards while influenced by a strong emotion. It's a good thing Laharl is Made Of Diamond.
- Dumb Blonde
- Ironically, most of her methods of attack relies on intelligence and she will most likely be one of your best mage for most of the game. Also, outside of the original game, where all the plot characters have the same growth, she has a very high intelligence growth. Of course, she smarter than she appears anyways.
- Eccentric Mentor: To Artina.
- Elegant Sweet Lolita: Her angel trainee outfit is arguably this; lots of ribbons, corset with embroidery, blouse, collar, detached sleeves, bloomers, golden earrings and Mary Jane shoes.
- Every Proper Lady Should Curtsy: Flonne does this when she meets Laharl for the first time as a goodbye greeting. Spoofed in that it comes just after a promised second attempt at assassinating him.
- Evil Costume Switch: After her fall, her blue hair ribbon is replaced with a red one, and she gains a one-piece swimsuit. Her personality doesn't change along with it. Oh, and she gains fangs like Laharl and the other demons.
- Fallen Angel: She's constantly afraid that associating with demons is a bad influence on her and she'll become this. She does in the ending, though it doesn't exactly stick...
- Fangirl: Any time heroes introduce themselves to fight Laharl, this results in a hilariously gleeful reaction from her.
- Fireball Eyeballs: When she gets ticked off or really excited.
- Fish out of Water: Gets placed in a world completely unfamiliar to her, but catches on rather quickly and learns many new things.
- Flower Motifs: "How beautiful! *giggle* I love these flowers. They are simple, yet so bright and lovely...I want to be like these flowers...".
- Flying Stick: In La Pucelle: Ragnarok she uses her wand to fly like if it was a Flying Broomstick.
- The Fundamentalist: Inverted. Flonne actually questions the beliefs the majority of her kind believes in before she came to stand face to face with the "enemy", and takes her sweet time to evaluate the situation when she does.
- Genki Girl: Flonne is usually energetic or enthusiastic, but not exceedingly like most Genki Girl.
- Glass Cannon: Her magic can deal a lot of damage, but she's not so good at taking hits, though she can heal herself.
- The Glomp: In the Drama CD, Flonne practices to a recital, but when it's time no one shows up. She is driven to tears, but sings her heart out even without an audience. When she's done, someone starts to clap. Turns out Laharl and Etna came after all. This touches her so greatly, that she starts to cry tears of joy and glomp Laharl as hard as she can.
- Glurge Addict: Show hints of this, especially when Laharl mentions bluntly that his father is dead and she starts to cry.
- Go Through Me: In Etna The Heroine Ending Flonne tries to protect Maderes in this manner from Etna. It does not go well for her.
- Good Costume Switch: From her Fallen Angel outfit to her angel trainee outfit in Disgaea Infinite and to her Archangel outfit in Disgaea 4. Also Pure Flonne in Disgaea D2.
- Hair Decorations: Her bow really adds to her cuteness.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: As befits her Love Freak nature.
- The Heart: Or at least she tries to be, with varied results.
- Heart Beat-Down: Her healing spell Power of Love and attack skill Holy Arrows which is a volley of explosive arrows shaped like hearts when she is a Fallen Angel.
- Hey, You!: Laharl doesn't address her by her name until a certain plot point.
- Highly-Visible Ninja: Flonne spends much of her introductory assassination attempt pretending to be a ninja. A ninja that says sound effects out loud.
- Hollywood Tone-Deaf: In the Drama CDs, Laharl likens Flonne's singing to being murdered.
- Holy Child: Seraph Lamington thinks she is the key to Celestia's future and that she will heal Laharl's heart and together they will reunite Celestia and the Netherworld. Vulcanus is jealous of the high thoughts the Seraph has for her and tirelessly tries to have her killed. In the canon ending, Lamington's proven right.
- Holy Hand Grenade: Her special moves "Holy Arrows" and "Divine Ray".
- Horrible Judge of Character: In regards to Etna. Even though Etna plays tricks on her, she refuses to see Etna's more wicked characteristics. Though Flonne is not without reason because Etna does make sure to hide things from her, as Flonne is a Morality Pet to her and Flonne would get on her case if she found out about her deeds, like how much Etna really pays the Prinnies.
- Subverted in regards to Vulcanus. Although she's the only who can't tell he's evil just by looking at him, she still figures it out quickly once he shows his Knight Templar attitude.
- Hot-Blooded: Flonne is very passionate about love and heroism, especially in her Trinity Universe cameo.
- Humongous Mecha: Her Great Flonzor X in Disgaea 4
- Implied Death Threat: Her treat to Laharl that she will assassinate him if demons are really incapable of love.
And if necessary I'll carry out my original mission with a new target!
- Asshole Victim: In Flonne's Tragedy Ending, she follows up on this claim and defeats Laharl with her blazing flame of justice because he tried to kill Hoggmeisernote .
- Implied Love Interest: In the Bad Ending, Laharl sacrifices his life to restore Flonne before coming back as a Prinny; other endings have this to a lesser degree. This isn't taking into account the massive amounts of Ship Tease, even including Lamington himself.
- Incorruptible Pure Pureness: Subverted. Flonne learns a whole lot about herself from her visit to the Netherworld, particularly about her hidden deviant and easily tempted side.
- Informed Attribute: She may not look it, but her breasts are as big as Rin Tohsaka's as stated in the World of Disgaea book (77 metric).
- The Ingenue: A competent one who can take care of herself.
- Innocent Blue Eyes
- Insistent Terminology: "It's not a DVD, it's a Blu-ray!"
- Interspecies Friendship: With Laharl and Etna.
- Japanese Pop Cultured Badass
- Kill the Cutie: In most endings. Sometimes subverted, sometimes not.
- The Klutz: Laharl and Etna thinks she is this, but she has never been shown doing something extremely clumsy, so the statements tend to be more about the thoughts that goes through her head rather than her physical slip-ups.
- Large Ham: Can be rather passionate about the power of love, especially in Disgaea 4.
- Leitmotif: Tasty ☆ Magic as Pure Flonne in D2
- Leotard of Power: Her outfit as a Fallen Angel.
- Lethal Chef: In Disgaea D2, in one of the Overlord's Castle conversations, upon hearing that Flonne is cooking, Laharl hopes that she's able to come up with something edible. Sicily also notes that Flonne has difficulty cooking and offers her help. This may be part of the reason why their diet consisted of potato chips, instant ramen, and canned tuna in Disgaea 2.
- Played up much more in the Disgaea anime and Disgaea 2 manga. In the anime, upon sampling her cooking, Laharl's face turns blue and thinks Flonne is trying to kill him. In the Disgaea 2 manga, when Flonne makes Laharl prawns, he looks at it with disgust and tries to escape when she attempts to feed him.
- Through His Stomach: In the Disgaea 2 Drama CD, Flonne tries to make Etna help her cook Laharl a meal since he's so hungry and so that he and Etna can finally make amends. Etna refuses, so Flonne turns to Rozalin for help.
- Love Angel: She keeps calling herself this.
- Love Bubbles: Such bubbles surround Flonne and Laharl in Disgaea Infinite after Laharl congratulates Flonne for passing an angel promotion test, which she is extremely touched by.
- Love Freak: The original! We'd say 'accept no substitutes', but Flonne would want you to be accepting of others.
- Love Triangle: In the Disgaea 2 Drama CD, Flonne also declares that it has become a Love Triangle between Laharl, Etna and Adell and the reason Etna does not want to come home with Laharl is that Etna and Adell are a couple. Etna runs along with it.
- Magic Staff: Her Weapon of Choice.
- Magical Girl Warrior: Flonne imagines herself to be this, calling herself Guardian Flonne and Justice Flonne.
- And in D2, she becomes Pure Flonne, the Awakened Angel!
- Magikarp Power: Give her a staff and load her up with healing and elemental spells through the Mentor system, and she becomes perhaps more powerful and useful than Laharl. But don't rely on her too much on the first playthrough, given that she gets removed from your party for the last story boss.
- Manic Pixie Dream Girl: Love Angel Flonne has descended from the heavens to teach you (Laharl) the importance of love!
- Messianic Archetype: Lamington seems to think that Flonne is this, and she does indeed pass a lot of the qualifications, but whether or not she will live up to these expectations remains to be seen.
- Moe Stare: Her default expression.
- Morality Pet: Acts as one to Etna, and later Laharl.
- Na´ve Newcomer: In the beginning when she joins the team.
- Nice Girl: Loving, caring and helpful.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: In A Brighter Darkness, if the player loses to Barbara in Episode 9, Flonne's temporary Archangel powers go haywire, allowing her to defeat Barbara with ease...at the cost of not knowing how to stop said powers and greatly accelerating the spreading of the Yuie flowers. Oops.
- Nice to the Waiter: According to Disgaea Infinite, she is especially nice to the Prinnies, who in turn have formed an unofficial fan club.
- No Sense of Direction: She got lost on her way home to Celestia once.
- One Head Taller: Flonne is exactly one head taller than Laharl.
- Otaku: Flonne is apparently a big fan of ninjas and kaiju.
- Our Angels Are Different
- Parental Substitute: Arguably Lamington. Flonne got parents of her own in the novels, but this is never mentioned in the game. He talks about her with great pride and fate, and the game shows she had permission to speak to him casually even thought she is a mere angel trainee and he is no less than the Seraph.
- Percussive Maintenance: Flonne started smacking Mr. DVD-player mightily in Disgaea Infinite when it would play her Blu-ray Disc while cheering "Come on, Mr. DVD Player! You can do it!".
- Perpetual Smiler: Never stops smiling once in Trinity Universe, even when it's being shown that she is clearly not happy.
- Pimped-Out Dress: Her archangel outfit; lots of ribbons, collar, mantelet, sleeves, several layers of petticoats, the inmost has golden heart embroidery, heart earrings and elegant sandals.
- Plucky Girl: When the going gets tough, Flonne might grow sceptical, but she always tackles the challenge head-on anyway.
- The Pollyanna: No matter what happens to her, she never gives up her ideals.
- The Power of Love: Flonne is a big believer in this and even has a healing skill of the same name.
- Pretty Freeloader: Flonne is not often referred to as Laharl's vassal (despite Laharl forcibly conscripting her into the role after her failed assassination attempt), she lives at Overlord's castle free of charge and her needs are taken care of by the Prinnies, which she feels bad about, as mentioned in Prinny 2.
- Rank Up: From Disgaea 3's Raspberyl Mode and Disgaea 4 onwards, Flonne is the new Archangel, replacing Vulcanus..
- Rapunzel Hair: Even moreso in Disgaea 4, where her hair seems to have grown quite a bit.
- Really 700 Years Old: 1509 years old.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Flonne telling off Vulcanus in a lengthy Kirk Summation, to the applause of Laharl, Etna, and the Earth Defense Force.
- Reluctant Warrior: She hates fighting, and only does so when it's necessary to help Laharl.
- Sacred Bow and Arrows: Fires Feather Flechettes for her Holy Arrows attack.
- Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right: Flonne's ultimate decision. See To Be Lawful or Good below.
- Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: Arguably, Laharl is hers. His hate for love does rub her the wrong way, and their disagreement is a source of comedy.
- Ship Tease: Quite a bit in the first game with Laharl. The fact that Mid Boss claims Laharl and Flonne to be the knot that binds the Netherworld and Celestia helps.
- In The World of Disgaea books 1 and 2, the relationship between them is described as Loves? Tease indeed.
- And the Disgaea Novels take it even further.
- In Disgaea 2, Laharl's eyes tear up when Flonne stays behind with the Disgaea 2 crew instead of coming with him. In Disgaea Infinite, Laharl is upset that Flonne might be leaving the Netherworld (though he is in denial about it).
- Angel Demon Shipping: Literally.
- Who could forget the final battle of the original game. Laharl goes into an unstoppable rage after he believes that Flonne is dead and can potentially kill the one responsible for it. Whether he strikes the final blow or not determines whether you get the "good ending" or the "normal ending."
- Also of note is the opening theme of the Anime adaptation "Aishitageru", when translated into English, several things become clear. 1. It's obviously sung from her Point of View. 2. She admits she loves Laharl and sees past his Jerkass Facade. 3. Considers their meeting "a miracle". Who knows whether this will ever carry over into the games though, much less anything else.
- Smarter Than You Look: Flonne proves, several times throughout the game, to be smarter than what her initial introduction would have have the other characters believe.
- Her base intelligence is higher than both Etna and Laharl.
Hm...S, So you do get it.
—A surprised Laharl to Flonne
- Spin Attack: Flonne can do this on a jump stick.
- Spirited Young Lady: She is physically and mentally 15, at least middle class, confident, not as dumb as you think she is, a hardcore Toku Otaku, independent, self-sufficient, honest and has a defiant side, but tries her best to be lawful.
- Squishy Wizard
- Stupid Good: Her nickname should clue you in.
- "Super Sentai" Stance: Flonne tries to do this with Laharl and Etna in the picnic episode; they complain about her enthusiasm and after being forced to participate fail horribly, much to Flonne's dismay.
- Sweat Drop: When confused.
- Tareme Eyes: To counter Laharl's Tsurime Eyes.
- Thinking Out Loud: Flonne thinks loudly about her moral dilemma of whether or not assassinating someone she know/don't know is alright.
- To Be Lawful or Good: Flonne decides over the course of the games if she is going to be a dutiful angel and follow the laws of Celestia, or if she is going to fight for the rights and recognition of demons and humans to be considered equals to angels. She settles on the latter and fights for it even at the cost of her life.
- Token Good Teammate: She originally joins Laharl's group to understand demons and teach them about love.
- Toku: Flonne is a huge fan.
- Tsundere: Type B towards Laharl.
- Was Actually Friendly: Flonne finds out that demons are not as bad as the other angels would have her believe, though she had her doubts to begin with.
- White Magician Girl
- Wide-Eyed Idealist
- Wide Eyes and Shrunken Irises: When shocked.
- Wingding Eyes: Her eyes bursts into flames when she is all fired up, and into empty circles when she becomes confused.
- Winged Humanoid: Though not particularly impressive wings.
- Woman in White: White outfit and very important, yet a very Nice Girl.
- Wrong Genre Savvy: It's rather obvious that Flonne has been watching way too many Hero/Ninja/Giant-monster shows.
- You Are Worth Hell: By the end of the first game, Flonne's life is even worth Prinnydom to Laharl.
The one and only "Dark Adonis"
The foppish, self-proclaimed "Dark Adonis" who has a penchant for random French
, Vyers was quickly dubbed "Mid-Boss" by Laharl just before he had his ass handed to him in a humiliating defeat. He appears at the most inopportune times to challenge Laharl and regain some semblance of dignity. Overall, he appears to be a total ditz, though he may know more than he lets on...
Tropes associated with Mid-Boss:
The former Overlord of the Netherworld, two years prior to the game he died, and its the resulting power vacuum that forms the major conflicts in the first half of the game. It's heavily implied, and outright stated in creation materials, that he has been reborn as Vyers.
Tropes associated with King Krichevskoy:
- A Father to His Men: His most loyal vassals have quite fond memories of him, and many mourn him.
- Angelic Beauty: After his ascension in the novels.
- An Ice Person: He celebrated Laharl's birth by freezing the ocean! Also, his first skill in Disgaea 4, Freezing Knuckle, is literally Laharl's Blazing Knuckle with ice instead of fire.
- Ascended Demon: He becomes one in the novels.
- Back from the Dead: His friendship with Seraph Lamington allowed him to do so.
- Badass Cape: King Krichevskoy had a nice red cape.
- Badass Mustache: A small, defined and well groomed dali mustache.
- Benevolent Boss
- Berserker Tears: When his wife killed herself, he split the earth in half in grief.
- Blade on a Stick: He was a spear user. This changes in Disgaea 4, where he has proficiencies in swords and fists.
- Broke Your Arm Punching Out Cthulhu: Krichevskoy was able to stop Baal from conquering his netherworld, but received fatal wounds in the process.
- Bumbling Dad: King Krichevskoy was a respectable and great man overall according to those that knew him, but when he is acting as the Dark Adonis he evidently turn himself into this.
- Cape Wings: According to artbooks.
- Doppelgńnger Attack: In Disgaea 4, Krichevskoy creates doppelgangers to fight with him at the end of the Netherworld Battle Tournament and his Majestic Shot brings together his doppelgangers to pound the unfortunate victim into submission. This seems to be an ability that has been carried over from his time as Vyers (or perhaps an ability he's had all along) with Majestic Shot being a re-skinned Adonic Fury.
- Doting Parent: We never see Laharl spend much time with Krichevskoy, but according to Etna he thought of Laharl's best until the very end, even though Laharl outright claimed he hated his old man. He also held great faith in Laharl, going so far as to put Etna and Flonne in charge of looking out for him to ensure that he succeeds, even after his death.
- The Good King: King Krichevskoy was kind, honourable and well-intentioned.
- The Wise King: He also seems to have an aura of melancholy surrounding him in Laharl and Etna's flashback.
- Hair Antennae/Ojou Ringlets: King Krichevskoy's antennas were shaped like ringlets at the tip. He regains longer ones in Disgaea 4.
- Interspecies Romance: His wife was a human witch who came to the Netherworld to study.
- Last Request: As Krichevskoy was dying, he asked Etna to raise his son to become the next overlord, a request that's difficult for her to stomach, but ultimately achieves.
- Love at First Sight: With Laharl's mother, according to Etna.
- Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex: King Krichevskoy had the power to knock down mountains, froze oceans and split the ground in two, while his wife was a human witch trainee.
- Mayfly-December Romance: We never get to know how old King Krichevskoy is, but he is a long time friend of Seraph Lamington who is 9147 years old, and Krichevskoy does not look younger than him. He got married to a human girl who looked no older than 20.
- Mysterious Parent: He's got some 'interesting' parenting methods.
- Ominous Walk: Krichevskoy's Blazing Rush starts with him slowly marching towards his frightened opponents before delivering a world of hurt on them. For added awesomeness, flames erupt from under his feet with each step.
- Physical God
- Purposefully Overpowered: With the first game talking about how he was such a powerful Overlord, if he was to ever be playable, he'd have to be strong enough to uphold his legend. So Nippon Ichi did just that when he made his DLC appearance in Disgaea 4, giving him upgraded versions of Laharl's evilities (Especially his innate evility which increases special attack damage by 50% over Laharl's 20%) and stats and aptitudes on par with Tyrant Valvatorez.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: This goes for practically every noble character in the series, but King Krichevskoy especially as he did much more when just fight, he created the Dark Assembly and fought for equality between every creature, he even died protecting his world from Baal by sealing him.
- Satan Is Good: Satan is never mentioned in the Disgaea series, but the closest physical equivalent are the Overlords, and Overlord Krichevskoy was not only good but also a longtime friends with the physical God equivalent Seraph Lamington. Amusingly, Lamington and possibly Krichevskoy both answer to God.
- Screw the Rules, I Have Connections!: Admits to pulling strings with friends in high places to cheat death.
- Second Love: In the novels.
- Sharp-Dressed Man: Not in the usual since, but King Krichevskoy was a rather well, if not strangely, dressed man.
- Simple Staff: King Krichevskoy was suppose to have a staff shaped like a long rose according to The world of Disgaea artbook.
- Something About a Rose: According to the World of Disgaea artbook, he had a rose ring and a staff tipped with a rose.
- Talking Weapon: Krichevskoy's weapon, Longinus the talking spear.
O money, how do I love thee?$ Let me count the ways<3$
A wealthy demon lord, he's Laharl's second target for conquest. That, and Laharl needs the riches of his palace to pay the Prinny Squad.
Tropes associated with Hoggmeiser:
The son of Hoggmeiser who tries to protect him from Laharl when he tries to kill him. Though he plays a very minor role in the first game, he returns in Disgaea D2 All Grown Up!
Tropes associated with Porkmeister:
- All Grown Up!: In Disgaea D2, where he goes from little piglet to Pig Man.
- Ascended Extra: Had literally one line in the first game. In Disgaea D2, he has his own stage and he even shows up in the post game being kidnapped by Artina.
- I Am Not My Father: Though he loves his father enough to protect him from Laharl's wrath, he hates his father's greedy ways, which is why he goes to Laharl for training in Disgaea D2.
- No Name Given: He is only referred to as Hoggmeiser's son in the first game. He gets the name Koganesuki, his Japanese name, in the anime, while the Afternoon of Darkness' Etna Mode gives him his current name.
- Pig Man: Just like his dad.
- Your Eyes Can Deceive You: Vyers' advice to Laharl in the Maderas chapter.
- Vocal Dissonance: Porkmeister has grown into the splitting image of his father, but he still has the voice of a little boy.
Stop talking so tough, Prince. I know all of your weaknesses. Isn't that right, Etna?
A demon lord aspiring to the throne, he stole Etna's memories and is using them to blackmail her into working for him to overthrow Laharl.
Tropes associated with Maderas:
- Big Bad Wannabe: He thinks he's the biggest threat there is. Not even close.
- Big Bad Ensemble: But in Etna Mode in the remakes, he ascends to this with Vulcanus. Still the much lesser threat though.
- Dangerously Genre Savvy: He knows Laharl's weaknesses and uses them to his advantage.
- Genre Blind: On the other hand, he doesn't suspect that Etna will hate him so much she'll betray him and pay off the Prinny Squad he hired to watch her to work for her instead. A similar event happens in Etna Mode when his Durians turn on him and Etna attacks him the day before the agreed-upon time for their battle. The response each time to his anger is "we're demons, you expected any less?"
- Dark Is Evil: Unlike other demons, this black-clad monster really is evil.
- Defeat Means Friendship: Joins you when defeated.
- Dirty Coward: He relies on trickery and minions to confront Laharl rather than face him directly. It's only when all other options have been exhausted that he stands and fights. And then when he's defeated, he quickly begins grovelling for his life.
- Family-Unfriendly Death: Implied in Etna Mode after he's beaten by Etna and Flonne and is killed by Vulcanus. We don't actually see what Vulcanus did to him, but Maderas' reaction implies it was extremely painful.
- High Collar of Doom: His collar reaches his ears.
- Our Vampires Are Different: He's of the Nosferatu class.
- Red and Black and Evil All Over: His outfit features both colors prominently.
- Spin Attack: His standard attack.
- Starter Villain: His manipulations of Etna make him the antagonist for the first several chapters.
- Unwitting Pawn: In Etna Mode, Vulcanus lets him continue his plans for conquest because it furthers his goals to kill Etna and Flonne.
- Vampire Vords: More subtle than most examples, but the dub's VA is definitely taking cues from Lugosi's Dracula.
"My sword hath slayeth over 2000 demons...or, was it under 2000?"
A (supposedly) legendary demonslayer who appears in Chapter 6 to kill Laharl and any other aspiring demons who show up to take the title of Overlord.
- Action Girl: She's a female but she kicks more ass than any of the males you've seen up to the point she arrives.
- Ascended Extra: She only appears in a single stage in Episode 6 and is nothing more than a Palette Swap of the Knight class. In the anime, she gets an episode all to herself where she tries to trap Laharl to collect the bounty on him. She is also given a slightly different outfit and a ponytail.
- Badass: She's Level 24, a good five levels higher than the boss of the previous chapter and even higher than the boss of the chapter. She also has a lot of powerful attacks.
- Badass Boasts: She proclaims she killed over 2,000 demons and the earth rips asunder when she swings her sword. She then undermines them by admitting she may be mistaken about her skills.
- Fake Ultimate Hero: She's nowhere near as powerful or mighty as she boasts.
- Magic Knight: As a Knight class, she has magic skills in tandem with powerful sword attacks.
- One-Man Army: You fight her by herself; she doesn't need anyone else, even 10-on-1 she's going to mess you up. She also might have killed 2,000 demons, it's hard to judge.
- Ye Olde Butchered English: See her page quote again. Very likely intentionally butchered considering the series.
Captain Gordon, Defender of Earth!
On Earth, he was a courageous and celebrated hero that descends from a long line of equally courageous and celebrated heroes. In the Netherworld, he's Laharl's recently acquired and usually mistreated slave thanks to an ill-placed bet on his victory. Even so, Captain Gordon, Defender of Earth!
is a Hot-Blooded Large Ham
with a complete inability to keep quiet. As such, he will give his all in anything
Tropes associated with Captain Gordon, Defender of Earth!
Voiced by: Chiwa Saito (JP), Paula Tiso (EN)
Sidekick of Captain Gordon, Defender of Earth!
Jennifer is busty, blonde, scantily clad and, against the rest of the group's expectations, brilliant. Jennifer is thoroughly skilled in subjects ranging from Robotics to Martial Arts and generally serves as the brains for Captain Gordon, Defender of Earth!
Though technically in the same predicament as he, Jennifer seems to have gotten the much better deal out of it, likely because Laharl vehemently refuses to stand within five feet of her. As such, she seems to enjoy pushing Laharl's buttons and is something of a Cool Big Sis
for Flonne and Etna. Considering her initial talk of tentacle demons, she seems to have a rather dirty mind
Tropes associated with Jennifer:
- Anal Probing: Jennifer ask Laharl and co. if the demons (who basically are aliens in the Disgaea universe) anal probed them. He takes offense.
- Bad Ass Normal
- Bare Your Midriff
- Buxom Is Better: Laharl calls Jennifer sexy specifically because she got big breasts, subverted trope because he does not think it makes her better at all.
- Character Exaggeration: In the Anime, her Gainaxing tendencies are greatly exaggerated.
- Cool Big Sis
- Covert Pervert: Fanon has her as this, due to a single comment she made about being molested by tentacles.
- Dumb Blonde: Subverted. She looks and acts like one, but she's actually The Smart Girl and just happens to be a Bunny-Ears Lawyer.
- Gag Boobs
- Genius Bruiser
- Hello, Nurse!
- Heroic BSOD - The result of Captain Gordon, Defender of Earth!'s What the Hell, Hero? moment. She gets better soon after Kurtis' Heroic Sacrifice.
- Hot Scientist
- Hyper Competent Sidekick: The plot makes her out to be stronger than Gordon, amongst all the other things she does better than him.
- Mad Generals Beautiful Daughter: She is adopted though.
- Ms. Fanservice
- Phenotype Stereotype: American? Most likely (in the novels they do live in America). Blond hair and blue eyes? Duh.
- Shipper on Deck: In the game and anime, Jennifer has shown shades of this regarding Laharl's relationship with Flonne. In Disgaea Infinite, however, she takes it Up to Eleven by being a shipper for almost every demon who passes by her.
- In the novels she quite noticeably ships Laharl and Flonne, even though her own daughter is in love with him.
- Smarter Than You Look: She "obtained every PHD by the age of ten," though her appearance wouldn't give you that impression.
- The Smart Guy
- The Talk: She likes teaching sex-ed, according to Prinny 2.
- She tries to give Laharl The Talk in the original game, just flustering Laharl worse. Etna isn't amused with it either.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: She hates Sea Cucumbers according to Disgaea Infinite. Given the above, take that as you will...
BEEP BEEP BLIP BEEP
A multi-purpose super robot built by Jennifer at the age of 5
. Ultra-powerful (in gameplay, too) and able to provide whatever service the characters might need at a given time.
Tropes associated with Thursday:
Voiced by: Kousuke Toriumi (JP), Jamieson Price (EN, games), David Lodge (EN, anime)
Described on the main page as "a big ball of tropes, delivered one right after the other." Gets very little time during this game, but plays a bigger role in Cursed Memories
. In "Hour of Darkness", he aids General Carter with the EDF's invasion of the Netherworld.
Tropes associated with Kurtis:
- Anti-Villain: Type III -> type IV.
- The Atoner
- Back from the Dead: As a prinny, anyway.
- Big Damn Heroes: Shows up to help the party out in Celestia.
- Bonus Boss / Secret Character : In Disgaea 4, in his Prinny form.
- The Cavalry
- Cybernetics Eat Your Soul
- Cynicism Catalyst: He because the antihero he is today after Gordon failed to save his family.
- Deadpan Snarker: The party's comments on his prinny form quickly turns him into one.
- Defeat Means Friendship
- Eleventh Hour Ranger
- Expy: Very clearly based on Jet Link (aka Cyborg 002) from Cyborg 009
- Heel-Face Turn
- Hollywood Cyborg: He became one after surviving an explosion.
- Large Ham: Inclines to this after his Heel-Face Turn, though still nowhere near as bad as Gordon.
- The Only One Allowed to Defeat You
- Parody Sue: Laharl and Etna quickly catch on.
- Promoted to Playable: Joins the party, though he's now a prinny. That said, he's still a very powerful character.
- Redemption Equals Death
- Ridiculously Cute Critter: His perma-scowl and attempts to look menacing as a prinny do nothing to stop the endless gushing over him.
- The Comically Serious
- The Rival: To Captain Gordon, Defender of Earth!
- Rocket Punch
- Taking the Bullet
- Why Couldn't You Save Them?: His Start of Darkness. his family was killed in a terrorist attack, and even though Captain Gordon, Defender of Earth caught the ones responsible, the fact that Gordon couldn't prevent the tragedy made Kurtis decide to become a better Defender of Earth than Captain Gordon, Defender of Earth could. No matter what...
- You Gotta Have Green Hair
Voiced by: Bob Papenbrook (EN)
Capturing the Netherworld... That's our only means of survival.
Leader of the Earth Defense Force and Captain Gordon's commander, his goal is to invade the Netherworld and conquer it in the name of Earth.
Tropes associated with General Carter
Voiced by: Majima Junji (JP), Jamieson Price (EN)
Why all the ruckus? You scared the birds away.
Leader of Celestia. Sends Flonne on an assassination mission targeting the overlord knowing that he was already dead. Hilarity Ensues
Tropes associated with Seraph Lamington:
- Angelic Beauty
- The Atoner: While he did so with good intentions, he was still a Manipulative Bastard and accepts his fate at Laharl's hands for it. Of course, said fate is not necessarily bad.
- Authority Equals Ass Kicking: He is by FAR the most powerful enemy fought in the story mode of the original game and often regarded as the hardest Final Boss.
- Badass Pacifist
- Battle Cries: "Thy will be done." "Forgive me, oh Lord.".
- Big Good
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: While Laharl invades in the manga, he's busy baking cookies.
- The Chess Master: A rare good one. The entire plot is essentially a giant Batman Gambit to bring peace between Celestia and the Netherworld. He's even smart enough to use the evil schemes of his treacherous right hand man which he knew about the whole time as part of his plan.
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: He finally reappears in Disgaea Dimension 2 to confirm the identity of Laharl's sister, Sicily.
- Dangerously Genre Savvy: He knows exactly what sort of story this is better than any of the protagonists, or antagonists, seem to.
- Eccentric Mentor
- Final Boss
- Good Is Not Dumb
- Guile Hero: Most famous example from Nippon Ichi.
- Hero Antagonist
- Hidden Depths: MUCH smarter than he looks, see Chess Master above.
- Hime Cut
- Horrible Judge of Character: Inverted in regard to Vulcanus.
- Long-Haired Pretty Boy
- Manipulative Bastard
- Nerves of Steel: Even if his plans fail or his life is threatend his response will be calm.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: Acts like an airhead, the keyword being acts.
- Omniscient Morality License
- Our Angels Are Different
- Power Floats: Lamington floats slightly above the ground.
- Rapunzel Hair
- Really 700 Years Old: 9147 years old.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Although Flonne breaks angelic law by fighting her own people, and accepts her Baleful Polymorph punishment, her real punishment is merely to become a Fallen Angel. Lamington also sees right through Vulcanus.
- The Stoic: Polite and never raises his voice, ever.
- Teleporters and Transporters: He never walks, he just teleports, both in and out of battle.
- Xanatos Speed Chess: Monitors what the main characters are doing and has Vyers intervene whenever they need a push in the right direction.
Voiced by: Hironori Miyata (JP), Bob Papenbrook (EN, PS2 version only)
The main villain of the game. An angel, albeit an extremely ugly one. Has very little tolerance for Flonne's screw-ups, and insists on correcting them himself.
Tropes associated with Vulcanus:
Voiced by: ? (JP), ? (EN)
Aramis is a resident child in the Netherworld whom Etna manipulates to make Laharl prove himself worthy of ruling. He owns many pet zombies. His favorite among them is a special combination of many parts.
Tropes associated with Aramis:
Big Sis Prinny
Voiced by: Kaori Mizuhashi (JP), Paula Tiso (EN)
A mysterious red Prinny that works in the Overlord's castle, usually seen tending to the other prinnies. Her acts as a human before she become a prinny turns out to have huge ramifications on the plot.
Tropes associated with Big Sis:
- Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence: In Disgaea D2, Lamington reveals that she actually had the potential to become an angel instead of becoming a Prinny. She gave that chance to Sicily instead, thus why she is a Prinny while Sicily is a Demon Angel.
- The Atoner: All Prinnies are, but Big Sis really feels bad about what happened.
- But Now I Must Go: The end of episode 8, along with the rest of the prinnies.
- Cool Big Sis: Her status among Laharl and Etna's Prinnies.
- Curtains Match the Window: Had brown hair and eyes when she was alive.
- Cute Witch: Was one in life.
- Divine Date: Her marriage to King Krichevskoy.
- Heroic Sacrifice: She performed one, which is why she's a prinny; taking her own life is a most grievous sin. D2 retcons this. She could have become an angel because it truly was a "heroic" sacrifice, but she chose to become a prinny so her unborn child Sicily can become an angel instead, fulfilling the trope anew.
- Love Freak: According to Etna, she was lecturing Laharl about love before Flonne appeared on the scene.
- No Name Given: The tie-in novels reveal her name to be Gwen.
- The Power of Love: She was only able to save Laharl's life because she loved him.
- Sadistic Choice: Disgaea D2 reveals that when Laharl was sick with his deadly illness, she was also pregnant with Sicily at the time, meaning that she had to choose between letting Laharl die and saving Sicily, or killing herself to save Laharl, which would also kill Sicily. Luckily, she managed to take a bittersweet third option.
- Take Me Instead: Twice, she gives up her life to save someone else that ought to die in her place.
- Tertiary Sexual Characteristics: She is pink and got eyelashes; she is most definitely a girl.
- Verbal Tic: She doesn't have one. When Flonne points this out, she quickly forces them in.
- Wizards Live Longer: We never get her exact age, but there is a 376 year difference between the ages of her children.
- Woman in White: Her human form's outfit.
- Who Wears Short Shorts?: Again, her human form.
Characters introduced in Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness
I'm King Krichevskoy's daughter!
An angel from Celestia who claims to be Laharl's younger sister. She appears in his castle proclaiming she's the one entitled to be the Overlord instead of him, though Sicily tags along with him during his quest to crush the Krichevskoy Group.
Tropes associated with Sicily:
- Angel Mail: Sicily arrived at the Overlord's Castle in a package. She did so because she did't want to get lost. Also, her 'Sicily Delivery' special attack involves putting targeted enemies in a box, rushing it to the South Pole, and then smashing it with a hammer.
- Badass Adorable
- Big Brother Worship: After losing to Laharl in Episode 2.
- Cuteness Proximity: She loves Prinnies and finds them absolutely adorable.
- The Cutie: Serves this role along with Flonne.
- Elegant Sweet Lolita
- Friendless Background: She had no friends back in Celestia and laments not having been born in the Netherworld with Laharl.
- All the Other Reindeer: That's because of Sicily's status as a "Demon Angel", which made the other angels distance themselves away from her.
- Hair Antennae: According to the artbook, she does have antennae similar to Laharl's, but she tied the antennae into the bow seen in the picture above.
- Heroic Sacrifice: She is willing to trade her life for all the angels Xenolith kidnapped, but Laharl tries to prevent her from going through with it. If the player is unable to defeat Xenolith in the final battle, however, she does go through with it, leaving behind her heartbroken brother.
- Lamarck Was Right: Whether or not she truly is Laharl's sister, her first skill, Angelic Knuckle, is very much like Laharl's Blazing Knuckle and Krichevskoy's Freezing Knuckles except she gathers angelic energy into her fists .
- Long Lost Sibling: Claims to be this, but everyone is skeptical, especially because Laharl was an only child when his Mom sacrificed herself to save his life and there's no way a demon and a human can give birth to an angel. Turns out his Mom was pregnant with Sicily when she sacrificed her life and Sicily was given life when their mother passed on the chance to become an angel so that Sicily may live.
- Little Miss Badass
- Little Sister Heroine: While she naturally plays the trope straight, she tries to really invoke it for all it's worth by playing up her cuteness and offering sweets to convince Laharl to give up the title of Overlord . It only serves to further piss him off.
- Mythology Gag: A young girl who proclaims to be Laharl's younger sister? This was already done in the anime adaptation's Maharl (Who originally was supposed to be Laharl's sister in the first game, but was cut out.), though whether she's his sister or not is still a mystery as no one in the Netherworld remembers the king having a daughter. Unlike Maharl, however, Sicily is revealed to be Laharl's sister.
- Episode 2 is itself a repeat of the first game where Laharl chases down an angel who's usurping him through an ice level. It even ends with Sicily summoning dragons and doing the same angelic incantations as Flonne did before.
- Na´ve Newcomer: Having spent all her life in Celestia, she's naturally put off by the more negative aspects of demons like their selfishness and their propensity for violence, which is why she's initially more comfortable with Flonne.
- Nonhuman Humanoid Hybrid: Revealed by Virunga to be a "Demon Angel". This is due to Laharl's Mom, who was pregnant with Sicily at the time, refusing the chance to become an angel and gave it to Sicily instead.
- Otaku: Just like Flonne, but she's more mellow about it. She watches Effort Ninja Gorillian with Flonne and is able to recognize Flonne's Magical Girl Warrior outfit as that of Pure Pink from the Pure Seven Morphing Angels.
- Our Angels Are Different
- Spell Book: Sicily's most proficient weapon.
- Supreme Chef: Not is she the only one amongst Laharl, Etna, and Flonne to possess cooking talent, but she is capable of making exact replicas of dishes.
- Token Mini-Moe: The youngest character of the main cast of A Brighter Darkness.
The Krichevskoy Group's candidate to become the next Overlord. Barbara may look very imposing, but she only does anything if she's ordered to do so by her superiors and enemies alike.
Tropes associated with Barbara:
- Action Girl
- Berserk Button: Her whole life is orders and carrying out those orders, so pleading her to do a favor is a good way to piss her off.
- Blade on a Stick: Barbara's Weapon of Choice.
- Boobs of Steel
- Catch Phrase: "The one who calls someone else X is the true X!"
- Crazy Cat Lady: Her post-game maps have her serving a horde of Slumber Cats, which you must defeat to re-recruit her. She likes them because, being cats, they think nothing of simply demanding food and attention from her without ever expecting her to think for herself.
- Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: Because she has been conditioned to follow orders all her life, she has no thoughts of her own and has trouble thinking for herself. Laharl eventually makes her his vassal so that she may find that answer, though it's clear later on that he just wants to make good use of her obedience.
- The Dragon: To the Krichevskoy Group.
- Dragon-in-Chief: She's much stronger than them and they rely on her to fight Laharl.
- Hates Being Alone: According to the D2 special edition artwork one of the things she hates besides thinking for herself is being alone. It would explain why she would go to the cats for comfort post game.
- Lawful Stupid
- Literal-Minded: She can be ordered to fight. Be ordered to win said fight? She won't win if she's not ordered to do it! And if her orders are too vague to her, she won't carry it out.
- I Am Not Left-Handed: Claims, backs up gameplay-wise, that she wasn't even using half her strength against Laharl the first time because she wasn't ordered to defeat him.
- Just Following Orders: This is taken to the extremes with her. It does, however, allow her to be the only character to ever carry out one of Salvatore's crazy orders in the DLC.
- Mighty Glacier: She's basically an Armor Knight that excels at dishing out and taking damage. This stems from her evility: Barbara is encouraged to use the defend command because it provides a massive boost to both her attack and defense power, and it guarantees her to counter any attack.
- Submissive Badass: There is no doubt she can easily wipe the floor anyone who crosses her path, but won't do anything if she isn't order to do it.
- Thong of Shielding: Much like the rest of the Heavy Knights in the game.
- Too Dumb to Live: One of the bad endings shows that even when her life is in danger, she won't act unless ordered to do so.
Rainier is voiced by: Sachika Misawa (JP), Jessica Straus (EN)
A faction made up of previous vassals devoted to upholding the late King Krichevskoy's legacy, seeing Laharl as unworthy of the throne. The three leaders are Grosso the Gargoyle, Rainier, and Garungun the Golem.
Tropes associated with the Krichevskoy Group:
- Big Damn Heroes: They along with Virunga help clear the way for the Disgaea trio so they can go after Xenolith.
- Buxom Is Better: Rainier, who used to babysit Laharl when he was a baby. Her good looks would have killed him.
- The Chessmaster: They openly admit that they're using Barbara's skills so she becomes the Overlord who will take their orders without talking back. She doesn't complain about it.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Garungun, who assumes there's a Majin sealed in his left arm and that only people with evil eyes can see his wings.
- Deadpan Snarker: Rainier. Not a second goes by without her snarking.
- Fantastic Racism: Though it's hard not to see the transforming Netherworld as something related to Celestia, they never liked the improving relations between Celestia and the Netherworld and call out Laharl for having an angel in his party. In fact, angels are listed in the artbook as one of Grosso's dislikes.
- Harmless Villain: Laharl always take them for more an annoyance than anything else.
- Not-So-Harmless Villain: Come Chapter 8, he really should have at least put them on a leash, considering they almost destroyed the Netherworld by accident, and would have done so if you couldn't beat Barbara.
- Jerkass: Rainier. She thinks very little of everyone around her and is not afraid to let them know, the late Krichevskoy being the only exception.
- Know-Nothing Know-It-All: Even though they claim they are following Krichevskoy's will, they do not seem to have a grasp on what made Krichevskoy a great and charismatic Overlord. At one point, they suggest using Sicily as a hostage to put the angels at a disadvantage which Laharl disagrees with and, considering the tropes associated with Krichevskoy, so would Krichevskoy.
- Large Ham: Garungun, voiced by none other than King Drake the 3rd!
- Marshmallow Hell: Rainier, when she used to take care of Laharl as a baby, often got him to sleep by 'smothering him'. Explains a lot, don't it?
- Miles Gloriosus: Garungun, a hammy golem with the title Obsidian Winged Destroyer and can summon a Majin out of his left hand. He also has no wings at all (which he claims is visible only to those with an evil eye), is unable to deliver on the Majin thing, and goes down just as easily as the rest of the Krichevskoy Group.
- Puppet King: The Group's plans ultimately rely on placing a figurehead they control on the throne. At first they use Barbara, then a Prinny, and finally, in the postgame Darkdeath Evilman
- Quirky Miniboss Squad
- Scary Shiny Glasses: Grosso.
- Who Is This Guy Again?: Neither Laharl or Etna seem to remember these three when they were working for the king. It's justified, as Etna mentions the king had a lot of vassals to keep track of and Laharl was an infant (in demon years) to remember any of them.
Etna's older brother, and the primary antagonist
of Disgaea Dimension 2. A powerful, noble demon, Xenolith originally spent much of his time fending off demons who wished to prove themselves to King Krichevskoy, until Etna's inherently overwhelming magical strength threatened to kill her. To stop this, Xenolith activated and merged with the Artifact of Absolute Death, a device that drains magical energy. While this successfully kept Etna's power in check, it also threatened to destroy the Netherworld, as it was draining the energy of the world as well. Stuck between saving either Etna or the Netherworld, Xenolith tried to save both by kidnapping and using the Celestian angels to fuel the Netherworld.
Following his downfall at the hands of Laharl and co., Xenolith gets dragged down into the depths of the Netherworld to answer for his crimes. In the epilogue, it's implied he's returned, and working for Etna in exchange for not letting Laharl get his hands on him.
Tropes associated with Xenolith:
- Affably Evil: One of the nicest demons in the series, hands down. He's polite, soft spoken, helped save the Netherworld from the Krichevskoy Group's accidental black hole, and went out of his way to save his sister's life. Though, draining the netherworld's magic and kidnapping and draining a bunch of angels to stabilise said netherworld aren't exactly good things.
- Aloof Big Brother: To Etna, even if she doesn't acknowledge it.
- Anti-Villain: The only reason he was kidnapping angels was to stop the collapse of the Netherworld, which was happening because of the Artifact of Absolute Death, which he only has to keep Etna from suffering a Phlebotinum Overload.
- Artifact of Doom: He has the Artifact of Absolute Death, an artifact that absorbs all kinds of magic, embedded in his chest.
- The Atoner: Implied to be the reason why he allowed himself to be dragged down to the Netherworld. He couldn't forgive himself for hurting his sister or the crimes he had committed to protect her. Alas Etna tells Laharl to pardon him so its safe to assume that while he's off the hook he's still going to atone by working under his little sister.
- Awesome McCoolname: Admit it, Xenolith is one Badass name. It's like the game designers deliberately chose this name because they thought it sounded cool.
- Badass: He's fought off dozens of demons that have tried to kill him to prove their worth to Krichevskoy, without even using the Artifact of Absolute Death.
- Berserk Button: A very subtle one but the D2 special edition artwork states that Xenolith hates being interrogates. Its subtle because during the final chapter when its revealed that Xenolith was the one kidnapping the angels and causing the Netherworld to turn into Celestia because of it, Laharl's group ends up demanding that Xenolith tell the truth on why he would use those powers. At first Xenolith was fine with Laharl's conclusion of he was using his powers to become the Overlord but once Flonne saw right through it and during the final battle where the group continues to tell him to remove the artifact, his tone of voice becomes deeper like he's irritated with all the questions. However he never blows up once his button is pressed. He only confesses that he did it to protect Etna.
- Beware the Honest Ones: Xenolith is one of the most honest demons in the franchise not lying to Laharl's group even once. Keeping information like the kidnapping of the angels only occurs when they don't ask him specifically and has to be forced out of him. However whenever he speaks, no lies comes out but usually half truths such as keeping the artifact on him to save Etna but never denying the idea of Laharl's insistence that he's using it to become the Overlord.
- Big Bad: All the major events of the game can be traced back to him absorbing the Netherworld's magic and kidnapping the angels.
- Curtains Match the Window
- Dragged Off to Hell: The Netherworld, angry at Xenolith for his crimes, drags him into the earth. If The Stinger is to be believed, though, he manages to return.
- Energy Absorption: Through the Artifact of Absolute Death, it absorbs the magic from anything, and even has capacity to dry the entire netherworld. Also appears an ability in game for the last fight with him, where he drains 30% of the stats from anything within 10 spaces of him. It means unlike the previous end bosses in the series, he requires strategy to beat and can't stopped through a single overleved character or a Zerg Rush.
- Evil Is Not a Toy: Turns out the Artifact of Doom he's using has another drawback, trying to destroy it leads to it taking over his mind.
- Final Boss: He's the final major opponent of the main storyline in Disgaea Dimension 2.
- I Let You Win: Judging from the dialogue, Xenolith is more powerful than Laharl even when he's not at full strength. When you beat him, Laharl even comments that Xenolith took it easy on them and Flonne states it's because he didn't want to hurt Etna. Only in the bad ending where Sicily sacrifices herself to stop Xenolith does he go all out. Otherwise in the normal ending and the bad ending resulting in Etna's death, he indeed is taking it easy on the party.
- Ineffectual Loner
- Knight of Cerebus: None of the scenes with him are played humorously and the plot takes the inevitable serious turn when he shows up.
- Knight Templar Big Brother: Would risk his life and the destruction and transformation of the Netherworld for the sake of Etna, even if Etna refuses to acknowledge him as her brother.
- Long Lost Sibling: He is Etna's older brother who decided to leave her with Krichevskoy when she was young in order to keep her safe.
- Noble Demon: From his introduction Xenolith is established as being noble amongst demons helping an angel out from a group of angry demons. This is already seen as odd given he seems to have no reason to help except for the fact he was just passing by (though he helped the angel only to kidnap her after the battle without Laharl's group knowing). The next chapter he sends a letter to Etna asking her to meet him alone in the place where she was found by the king. Etna of course is suspicious and thinks its a trap especially at the part about coming alone. Of course when she finally meets him and demands what he wants and what is the catch, to her surprise, there is none.
- One-Winged Angel: In the final battle when the Artifact of Absolute Death takes over, he gains Black Eyes of Crazy, energy wings, and a Slasher Smile.
- Perpetual Frowner: The only time he's shown smiling is when the Artifact of Absolute Death takes control of his body, and said smile is a Slasher Smile.
- The Quiet One: Doesn't speak when spoken to and only talks when necessary.
- Sibling Yin-Yang: To Etna. While she has a cruel streak and feisty, Xenolith is very calm individual and is a Noble Demon.
- The Stoic: Very soft spoken and shows little emotion.
- Not So Stoic: Except when the Artifact of Absolute Death takes over his body and when he watches Etna's power kill her in one of the bad endings. Then all he can do is scream.
- Tall, Dark and Handsome: One of the taller characters in the series, wears all black, and pretty good looking.
- Too Many Belts
- Trademark Favorite Food: The D2 special edition artwork specifically states that he loves the Netherworld fruit.
- The Unreveal: Though the player never sees who Etna is talking to in The Stinger, her words indicate that it is Xenolith.
- Villainous Rescue: Stops the Kirchevskoy Group's blundering from accidentally destroying the Netherworld. Granted it was partially his fault in the first place.
- Wake-Up Call Boss: Unusual in that he's also the Final Boss, but nonetheless, the second fight with Xenolith serves as a hard warning of the difficulty of the varying bonus bosses of the post-game, and forces the player to use strategy rather than excessive Level Grinding.
- Walking Spoiler: To the point where even his character design, which is similar to Etna's, can give away a major plot point.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: He used the Artifact of Absolute Death to absorb Etna's immense power so it wouldn't kill her. However, he couldn't turn it off and ended up draining the Netherworld of it's magic, causing it to collapse. To prevent that, he kidnapped the angels so that their power can stabilize the Netherworld, but it caused the Netherworld environment to morph into something similar to Celestia, causing rising tensions between the demons and angels.
Celestia's newest Archangel. Unlike the former Archangel Vulcanus, Virunga is soft-spoken, very loyal to Lamington, and cares a great deal about his fellow angels.
Tropes associated with Virunga:
- A Father to His Men: He cares a great deal about his fellow angels and won't hesitate to go into the Netherworld himself or aid the Overlord during a Netherworld crisis if it secures their safe return.
- Big Damn Heroes: He and the Krichevskoy Group help clear the way so that the Disgaea trio can get to Xenolith.
- Bishōnen: A far cry from the more evil looking Vulcanus. Etna even comments that he's as much good looking as Vulcanus is not.
- Fantastic Racism: While to a much lesser extent than Vulcanus, it's still somewhat there. When he finds Sicily, he urges her to return to Celestia, believing that Sicily is still mostly an angel and that she should remain there instead of being in the Netherworld regardless of her feelings.
- Power of Love: Claims to believe in it, but his flawed views prevent him from truly grasping it. Laharl even says that Flonne, a Fallen Angel, understands the Power of Love far better than the Archangel.
- Undying Loyalty: No doubt the biggest difference between him and Vulcanus is that he is completely loyal to Lamington.
A Netherworld Idol that appears in Chapter 4. She quickly sweeps the Netherworld with her singing voice, which collides her with Laharl due to her being more popular than him. Her Producer is none other than Hoggmeiser.
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