Characters / Nippon Ichi

Her is a list of all the character pages that exist for NIS's games. The company's games are known for having characters cameo in each other's games, but with the exception of the below special cases known for their non-traditional character origins, characters are listed under the games they first appeared in.


Asagi Asagiri

Voiced by: Mamiko Noto (Makai Kingdom), Kana Ueda (Disgaea 2), Maria Yamamoto (Soul Nomad), Chiwa Saito (Disgaea 3), Kaori Mizuhashi (Prinny and it's sequel), Yurika Ochiai (Disgaea Infinite), Yuuna Inamura (Phantom Brave PSP), Akiko Hasegawa (Disgaea 4), Aya Uchida (The Guided Fate Paradox, credited as Kotori Minami), Suzuko Mimori (Disgaea D2), Yo Taichi (Disgaea 5) (JP), Wendee Lee (most appearances), Lara Jill Miller (Disgaea 3), Laura Bailey (Disgaea Infinite) (EN)

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Stupid Wiki! Couldn't even find a good image of me!

The intended heroine of Nippon Ichi's next game following Makai Kingdom, Asagi's game was dropped after Zetta defeated her and she has become a vagrant Bonus Boss in all Nippon Ichi games since, wandering from game to game in the attempt of plugging her own disowned game or trying to commit hostile takeovers to put herself in the main character spot.

  • A Day in the Limelight: The alternate mode in the sequel to Prinny: Can I Really Be the Hero? in which you play as her in her Prinny form. Until her game is actually released (which is in planning stage), this is the closest she has come to being the main character.
  • Alliterative Name: Her full name, as shown in both Prinny: Can I Really Be the Hero? and its sequel, is Asagi Asagiri.
  • The Apprentice: Valvatorez makes her his "Prinny Instructor-In-Training" after defeating her in Disgaea 4.
  • Arch-Enemy: Zetta to Asagi and for good reason — It's his fault she's stuck as the wandering protagonist to begin with. When they finally meet again in the Netherbattle Tournament, she gives him an ear full.
  • Art Evolution: Subverted and lampshaded in the fourth game, in which she's the only character to retain her old sprite, making her look laughably out of date compared to the rest of the cast. She apparently "missed the memo." You can give her a high def sprite through DLC, but still.
    Asagi: I don't think it's right to discriminate based on appearances. I'm just a little lower resolution, that's all!
  • Badass Adorable: No matter how many times she fails to become the main character, she just won't give up. Gameplay-wise, she can also be really strong, too.
  • Badass Normal: Disgaea 5's version is respected by Overlords for her immense skill with firearns. She has an Overlord killer evility.
  • Bonus Boss: She has appeared in nearly every NIS game since her initial appearance.
  • Break the Cutie: Asagi seems to be getting increasingly insane with each game she shows up in that isn't hers.
    • Reality Warper: Apparently, she goes so crazy by the postgame of Disgaea 4 that her one wish starts distorting reality!
  • Character Development: By the end of Asagi Wars, while she realizes that she failed to become the main character, she cherishes her friendship with Flonne and saves the Netherworld by launching herself into the incoming battleship Yoshitsuna and by doing so gets her body back.
    • She is back to her old self in the sequential NIS games. Though Disgaea 5 reveals that there are in fact hundreds of Asagi clones and the real one happens to be more cool-headed and sane. Its possible that many of the Asagi's encountered in earlier games are actually clones with the one in 5 being the real one.
  • Demoted to Extra: One of the most tragically hilarious cases ever.
  • Determinator: She's tried how many times to get her own game already? And she shows no sign of slowing down.
  • Died Standing Up: In Prinny: Can I Really Be the Hero?, after her final defeat. She was so determined to become the main character that she just refused to yield ! In the words of the Hero Prinny : "That's dedication, dood !"
  • Don't You Dare Pity Me!: In Disgaea 4 Valvatorez actually offers her the position of main character because she's just so pathetic. Asagi refuses his offer for this reason and insists on fighting him for the role of main character.
    Asagi: I don't need your pity! Ahh, come on, knock it off! Stop looking at me with those pitiful pitying eyes!
  • Early-Bird Cameo: A Deconstructive Parody of this is her basic schtick in a nutshell.
  • Failure Is the Only Option: Several fans have pointed out that if Asagi ever does get her own game, her main shtick goes 'poof'.
  • Guns Akimbo: Her HD form in Disgaea 4 and Disgaea 5 incarnations even has this as part of her class, with an Evility that lets her execute one additional normal attack when a gun is equipped.
  • Hostile Show Takeover: She figures if she can beat the main characters of the various games, she'll prove herself worthy of being a main character. Unfortunately, the inverse also holds - if she's gotten beaten seven times by a Prinny...
    • While she drops trying to become the main character in Disgaea D2, she is still trying to play the trope straight by trying to hijack Lanzarote's concert- though she arrives on the scene late. She also plans on offing Laharl so that she can become the Overlord.
    • Completely averted with Disgaea 5. She is accepted into the main party willingly without a fight (though she and the party have to defeat her clones first).
  • Idol Singer: What she becomes at the end of Prinny 2. She claims she is one in Disgaea Dimension 2, but turns out she didn't even debut or even audition and was planning to hijack the concert of the current Idol Singer, Lanzarote.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: Pretty much all of her attempted takeovers paint her as this. She even breaks down crying in the third and fourth game.
  • Me's a Crowd: Her appearances in Cla Dun and Disgaea 4 (as HD Asagi) make it clear there are multiple Asagis running around...somehow. Taken Up to Eleven in Disgaea 5 where Asagi also has a character class seen on her recruitment map..
  • Non-Standard Character Design: Happens to her in Disgaea 4. That game uses HD sprites by default, but Asagi doesn't have one, and looks decidedly odd next to the other characters. An HD Asagi is free DLC, however.
    • Also in Disgaea 2, where she retained her original sprite from Makai Kingdom, causing her to look distinctly chibi-ish compared to everyone else in the game. Both cases are lampshaded to hell and back.
  • Only Sane Man: With Disgaea 5 dropping her Running Gag, she ends up becoming this to the wackier members of the party.
  • The Other Darrin: Lampshaded In-Universe in Prinny 2, mentioning that she can't keep a consistent voice actress or character. Considering the number of voice actresses who have provided her voices (especially in Japan), it's hard not to draw attention to it.
  • Out-of-Character Moment: In Disgaea 5, she is very strangely well-reserved about her Optional Party Member status that she never brings it up, throws a fit, or laments it heavily. Besides a small skit talk with her muttering about it, this is easily the sanest depiction of her to date.
  • Pretty in Mink: Her fur-trimmed jacket in some of the games.
  • Recurring Extra: Emphasis on Extra
  • Split Personality: Hinted at in her various appearances, but manifests itself most obviously in Prinny PSP.
  • Tears of Joy: When recruited in Disgaea 4 as a Prinny Instructor-In-Training. The dialogue box mentions it explicitly:
    Asagi has joined the party while crying in a fit of joy!
  • Throw the Dog a Bone:
    • The ending to Asagi Wars in Prinny 2. She is reincarnated for her Heroic Sacrifice as a Prinny and becomes the biggest idol in the Netherworld.
    • The success of Asagi's fan club promotion, leading Nippon Ichi to announce that her game is in the planning stages.
    • Happens in Disgaea 4 too. The party tries to convince her that she can be happy without being the main character, and Valvatorez makes her his Prinny Instructor-In-Training.
    • Disgaea 5 marks the first time Asagi isn't treated like a Butt Monkey and drops her Hostile Show Takeover schtick. Asagi comes in and finishes off one of her remaining clones and presents herself as rather cool-headed and cordial. She then joins the party without a fight.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: She was a fairly cordial individual in her earlier appearances, even when she began her Hostile Show Takeover routine. A string of humiliating failures and defeats later, she's become far more irritable and arrogant... and just a little unhinged.
  • Weapon of Choice: She's most commonly portrayed with a pair of handguns, but she's been known to supplement her arsenal with a bazooka and a flail whose head is as big as she is. The other two weapons originated from Makai Kingdom, the game in which she made her debut.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: After she gets thrown a bone in Disgaea 4, Valvatorez says he will still need to make her pay for the trouble she has caused... by engraving the deepest traumas onto her soul.
    Asagi: Awww...!
  • Zettai Ryouiki

Baal

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The Bonus Boss, Baal first appeared as a Demon Lord in La Pucelle. He Took a Level in Badass in Disgaea 1 where he became known as Supreme Overlord (or "Tyrant") and was the one who was ultimately responsible for King Krichevskoy's death; it was propaganda that blamed "black pretzels." In this game, he became a Prinny after his first defeat; it was assumed at the time that this was a reincarnation. Baal appears again in Phantom Brave, this time taking the form of a Mushroom-esque monster, an Eringer/Funguy. It was assumed at the time that he had gone through his reincarnation period as a Prinny, yet retained his incredible strength. More of his true nature became known in Makai Kingdom, Baal does not die when his body is killed, rather he merely finds other host bodies to inhabit and he is as old as the universe itself.. This became worse in Disgaea 2 when he started getting more than one body. In Disgaea 3, Baal has more of a storyline, he is stealing traits from various characters for some unfathomable reason. Expect lots and lots of Level Grinding to be anywhere near capable of fighting Baal, his HP tends to be in the millions.

Notably, Baal was absent from Zettai Hero Project; in fact, Valvoga's description states that he conned Baal out of the Bonus Boss position. Nevertheless, Baal's made his appearance as a Bonus Boss in Prinny 2 and returns as a DLC Bonus Boss in Disgaea 4 ,Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness, and Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengence

  • Ambidextrous Sprite: Applies to all of the games sprites of course, but is especially noticeable on Baal, whose cape constantly switches the fist it's covering with as much as a tilt of the camera.
  • Arch-Enemy: To Laharl. While many Nippon Ichi main characters have faced Baal, Laharl is the only one who has a personal vendetta against Baal, particularly being the cause of his father's death. Some of Laharl's cameos reference this, seeking out Baal personally in Makai Kingdom and Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice and Etna telling Sicily about Laharl having defeated Baal before when he returns in Disgaea Dimension 2. Coincidentally, Laharl cameos in most of the games Baal appears innote .
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: in Disgaea 5 Baal has a Netherworld Effect represented by a giant Baal that towers over the arena.
  • Body Surf: Whenever he is defeated, he is able to transfer to another form to recuperate. These forms included Prinnies, Eryngi mushrooms, and the empty husk of Zetta.
  • Bonus Boss: Nippon Ichi's most common recurring Bonus Boss. Challenging him usually requires passing a difficult to pass bill in the Dark Assembly though later Disgaea games has his battle patched in.
  • Bragging Rights Reward: Beating him usually results in little beyond a title change to Lord of Terror. Of course, if you did actually get anything from beating him, it'd be rendered useless simply on the basis that you already just beat the one guy literally one thousand times more powerful than anything outside of a Nippon Ichi game ever.
  • Characterization Marches On: Essentially a Flat Character that never even spoke in his early appearances, he has more recently been given SOME personality in that despite being an absurdly powerful demon, he apparently needs money.
  • Demoted to Extra: Kinda. Starting with Disgaea 4 he became a DLC Bonus Boss, added in the final patch for each game. To make up for this, he has become far more difficult than his previous appearances.
  • The Dreaded: Even the most egoistical characters are afraid of him.
  • Eldritch Abomination: Really powerful and as old as the universe itself. How is this not an H.P Lovecraft reference?
  • Evil Is Bigger: Baal is one of the most powerful and dangerous being in the Nippon Ichi multiverse and his size alone makes that pretty clear. With few exceptions, he is the biggest character in the Disgaea series, his sprite towering over all others in the series. Later games even show that he can increase his size further, to the point where you only see his torso.
  • Evil Tower of Ominousness: His castle.
  • From Bad to Worse: If you lose to Prinny Baal in Makai Kingdom, he'll go on to conquer the other netherworlds and make prinnies the dominant species and rulers of the universe.
  • Galactic Conqueror: He's state to have conquered every Netherworld he come across before coming to Krichevskoy's netherworld. If you lose to him in Makai Kingdom, he goes on to conquer the entire universe.
  • Impossible Thief: A plot in Disgaea 3 revolves around everyone gunning for him, outraged that he stole things such as Mao's "precious item", Flonne's commemorative DVD Box set, Laharl's height and screen time, Marona's innocent and pure heart, and the second "A" and space in Master Big Star's name. In the end, it turns out he didn't actually steal anything to begin with.
  • Joker Immunity: Despite his numerous appearances, he never seems to die. Makai Kingdom states he's an aggregate of evil souls, and that any time he's defeated, he'll just find another body and come back later.
  • Killer Rabbit: While he generally appears in his giant Tyrant form, he will occasionally appear in a less imposing form like a Prinny or Shroom. His stats are no less scary in those forms. Disgaea 3 in particular has the cast breathe a sigh of relief upon seeing that Baal is just a mushroom until Mr. Champloo urges everyone to look at his level. Cue a collective Oh Crap!!
  • Marathon Boss: Depending on the game and stats of the player's party, Baal can turn out to be this, but his Disgaea D2 incarnation takes the cake. Among the few who have beaten him, even fewer have done it in under 30 minutes.
  • Me's a Crowd: Some fights with him have more than one of him around. In Disgaea 3, this works with an Evility that makes him/them immune to one attack or skill used him for every Baal present, meaning he has to be hit repeatedly to hurt him.
  • Multiversal Conqueror: And Laharl's Netherworld was next on his list. He was stopped by Krichevskoy giving up his life to seal him away.
  • Non Standard Game Over: Some outcomes of battle with him end like this. If Laharl is the party leader in Makai Kingdom, then even if you defeat Baal, Laharl will destroy the body Baal's inhabiting (which, naturally, belongs to Zetta), leading to a game over.
  • Power Levels: The lowest level he's ever been at was 2000, during his La Pucelle incarnation. Later titles made his default level 4000. In later versions, his level was literally over 9000. Then his level became an exponent of 9999. And THEN he was given an absurd array of evilities that make him impossible to beat in a straight fight.
  • Serial Escalation: Baal takes the concept of the overpowered Bonus Boss. Progressively more so in each installment.
  • The Speechless: With the exception of Disgaea 3, Visible Silence and battle grunts are his only form of communication.
  • Took a Level in Badass: When it looked like Pringer X was going to phase him out as the premier Bonus Boss, he returns in Disgaea 4 with a vengeance, now far outstripping Pringer X in power and packing Evilities that make killing him an outright marathon. Disgaea D2 makes his stats even more insane, gives him a version of Pringer X's evility Special Skill Solved, along with a number of other nasty tricks.
  • Villains Out Shopping: His DLC appearances in Disgaea 3 and Disgaea 4 has him showing up for job interviews. In the former, Almaz guesses that even Tyrants need work.
  • When All You Have Is a Hammer: In all his appearances, his attacks all consist of summoning giant swords, sum of which are as big or bigger than he is, and don't have any fancy effects. Thing is, these hurt a lot, in Disgaea 4 his standard attack can one-shot a level 9999 character.

Nisa/Nippon Ichi

Voiced by: Kaori Mizuhashi (Japanese), Michelle Ruff (English)
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The Moe Anthropomorphism of Nippon Ichi Software, Nisa is a Canon Immigrant from the Neptunia franchise.

  • A-Cup Angst: Her Berserk Button is someone pointing out her flat chest.
  • Absolute Cleavage: Nisa dresses like this. Sans the cleavage.
  • Canon Immigrant: Was written out of her home series via its remakes, but has been a consistent DLC character in this series since Disgaea 4. Her in-game descriptions also never mention where she's from though she will still shout that she's fighting for the sake of Gamindustri in her battle quotes.
  • Large Ham: She very energetic about letting everyone know that she's a hero.
  • Optional Party Member: Always a DLC character.
  • Red Is Heroic/Scarf of Asskicking: Most Nippon Ichi main characters have red in their character designs, often times their clothing. It's only natural that Nippon Ichi's Moe Anthromorph follows suit.

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