Cutting Off The Branches: While Reyva can be male/female depending on the player's choice, Reyva appears as a girl in Disgaea 3.
Dark Is Edgy: Two of her techs are called Demon Blast and Demon Force, and both are about as dark-looking as their name implies.
Dark Is Not Evil: Revya's still a good person despite the trope above. Averted in the Demon Path.
Deadpan Snarker: Becomes much more noticeable as the story progresses, but does show shades of this even early on.
Demonic Possession: Sort of. While Gig does inhabit her body, he doesn't have any control due to Revya's strong will and a seal placed by Layna.
Eleventh Hour Superpower: After eating the soul of Gestahl, Revya gains the Demon Force ground tech during the last battle of the normal campaign. It can be used on repeat plays during the whole game, however.
Even the Girls Want Her: In the Danette ending, she displays feelings for Revya regardless if Revya is a guy or girl. Although she acts more flustered in the male version and treats her like a BFF threatening to 'tickle' her in the female one.
Jack-of-All-Stats: Bordering on Lightning Bruiser; Revya is one of the most balanced and easy to use of the characters in the game, he/she has very few poor match ups, and his/her ground Techs are all around useful.
Silent Protagonist: Subverted in that s/he is STILL able to communicate with the others through occasional dialogue choices, and for the sake of moving the plot, there tends to be one option of what to say. When you get other options, it's when you are getting Relationship Values or routes to other endings.
Lampshaded in Disgaea 3 where Mao gives her a voice for use in battle and wonders why anyone would make a game where the main character doesn't talk.
A fallen god sealed inside the Onyx Blade. A Master of Death. Omnicidal, sociopathic, and awesomely evil. He was originally the Master of Death Vigilance and exploring the contrast between the two becomes the focus of multiple flashbacks until the end, most of which appear to confuse him.
Almighty Janitor: Gig is a Master of Death, technically a subordinate to the World Rulers and equal to a Master of Life. He is more powerful than either, killing both Drazil, Gamma and Joules combined in a Single-Stroke Battle in the normal ending. In the Demon Path, Revya uses Gig's full power to kill Drazil and Haephnes, and neither of them are able to stop him/her.
Bad Ass: Anyone who can give Zetta a run for his money in power and trash-talking has earned this.
Its to the point where even when he's a DLC character he still doesn't use all of his strength and gives the other characters a hard time without breaking a sweat.
Bad Boss: Thuris and Raksha both mention that when they were rampaging through Haephness that Gig was very abusive towards them, hence part of why they want him dead.
Big Eater: The Vitali ending says that he stayed a restaurant that served hotpods for three days and ate its entire stock.
Hey, You!: He rarely ever calls anyone by their given name, but if he does have to call them by something, it's usually very insulting ('Stupid Cow' for Danette and 'Sister Loving Man Cow' for Levin). The only exception is Revya, (who he calls 'Kid' or 'Soulmate' if he's being nice), The World Eaters, and Drazil.
Well really nobody refers to Revya by name, Gig even lampshades this in Danette's ending.
Hypocritical Humor: In Danette's ending he comments that it's not nice that she never refers to Revya by name. Repeat, the guy who curses every other scene and refers to most of the cast by insulting nicknames tries to call somebody rude.
Idiot Ball: In the Normal Path he frequently tries to convinces Reyva to give him control and just as many times says he'll destroy the world if he gets control, so not surprisingly Revya always refuses.
The Lancer: Personality-wise, at least. Gig is verbose where Revya is mostly silent, sadistic and selfish where Revya is kind and selfless, cynical and sarcastic where Revya is naive and honest, and very fond of playing shoulder devil to his 'soulmate'.
Pop Cultured Badass: He's phoney descriptions of the World Eaters are basically Shout Outs to Superman, the Martian Man Hunter, and The Flash. Revya even lampshades that he got the first one "from somewhere else."
Small Name, Big Ego: While he can back up all the bragging he makes about how strong he is, he thinks to highly of his intelligence to the point where he at times seems to fancy himself as the Only Sane Man.
Technical Pacifist: As Vigilance. It's no wonder Gig wouldn't want to go back to his normal personality.
Theme Music Power-Up: "BAD BOYS" plays = Gig will be sarcastic. "Desperado" plays = Gig will own someone. "Rockin' Rocks" plays = Gig will destroy someone.
Villainous Friendship: With Revya in the Demon Path. In the good ending, as horrified as Vigilance is of all the things he's committed as Gig, he still fondly remembers his time with Revya and hopes that they get together and do something fun should they ever meet again.
Villain Protagonist: He serves as the other main character to Revya but he remains a villain for the half the game before his character development steps in and then it switches to Anti-Hero at the very least.
White Hair, Black Heart: He looks like your classic white haired psycho and certainly acts genocidal at first, but mellows out some as time goes on.
Badass Normal: It's not emphasized much due to being a complete idiot, but she is in fact an amazing fighter, both instory and in gameplay. Instory, she apparently almost always beats Reyva before she acquires the Onyx Blade and is entrusted with killing Reyva if Gig takes her over. In gameplay, she has three excellent tactics, good offense, high speed, high act and acceptable defense.
Bi the Way: Her ending varies very little depending on gender. If male, she says the protagonist will have to learn how to take care of babies with the implication that she'll be having them. If female, she's less nervous there, but with either gender the last thirty seconds or so end with her blushing and stuttering awkwardly because she drew the protagonist in their underwear in a letter to Euphoria, hinting that she never calls them by their name because it would be embarrassing.
Break the Cutie: Regardless of the path taken, Danette is going to go through hell.
In the normal route the memories of her parent's death hits her near the end of the game and while she doesn't react originally, the fact that a few minutes later her substitute parent Layna is stabbed in the back by the friend she's been traveling with the majority of the game. And if Layna's death doesn't break her, Gig's sacrifice does when she finally breaks down into real tears when its all over.
In the demon route she witnesses Revya go crazy as s/he slaughters everyone she knows and loves and has to take up a new appearance to make sure no one knows who she is. She's the only one who continues to believe in Revya until the end even knowing it's hopeless. She even lets Revya kill her so she can become a Crimson Tear. In the good demon ending, she stays with Revya in the Onyx blade as his/her only friend while she's dead for good in the bad demon ending.
Happily Adopted: Despite the trope above, she still considers Virtuous to be a grand-mother figure.
Hey, You!: It's claimed early on that the only person whose name she can remember is Layna's. She won't call her best friend by name and continues to call Gig 'You in there' even after he's not in there anymore.
I Gave My Word: Promised Layna to watch over Revya and intervene if Gig became too much for her to resist.
You Are Worth Hell: In the Good Ending of the Demon Path, Revya gets sealed into the Oynx Blade. But Danette, not wanting her (former) best friend to have to suffer alone, has Dio seal her soul into the blade as well despite the fact that Reyva killed her earlier. And to top it all off, she sings the lullaby Reyva sung to her when she was little, so that (s)he can sleep better.
A mysterious woman who appears in the player's dream from time to time. She's actually the God of the world where the game takes place. And is more or less the adopted mom of Revya.
An elderly lady who was once a warrior queen who plays the role of Revya and Danette's mentor and caretaker. In truth, she's Virtuous, Master of Life. She and Layna were once merged in a manner similar to Revya and Gig, but Gig killed their shared body once, and Layna's soul passed into the cycle of Rebirth, leaving Virtuous alone in her body. She is a World Ruler. Also a master manipulator.
Authority Equals Asskicking: She is the Master of Life. She may not fight anymore, but she's helped Layna beat Gig, helped Revya and Gig KILL Median, and can make you stay dead for real.
Back from the Dead: Both paths, the regular after she's killed by Levin/Raksha and in the Demon Path after she's killed by Revya the start of the game. Likely because she's the Master of Life
Batman Gambit: The plot of the game is one crafted by her to solve the real problem with the world.
A Sepp and one of Christophe's guards, who cares a lot about his sister Euphoria. He's a ridiculously fast runner and strong, though a little dimwitted and reckless. Not. He's actually Raksha, one of the three World Eaters who was once under Gig's command. He crushed the soul of the original Levin when he was young and used his body to carry out his Evil Plan
The Atoner: Seems to have become this in his epilogue.
Becoming the Mask: There's hints of it after he regains his true body, particularly the fact that he's still somewhat flustered around Trish. If your Relationship Values are high enough, Euphoria tells Revya that she can't really tell the difference between Levin and Raksha anymore, which eventually leads into his epilogue, where he and Revya Walk the Earth together.
Big Bad Friend: While not quite the Big Bad, Raksha is one of the biggest chess masters in the entire game, and spends most of it as your good buddy Levin.
Cannot Spit It Out: He has a crush on Trish, but can't get the words out, even when he's revealed to Raksha, his feelings appear to genuine. He's unable to do the same with Female Revya during his epilogue.
Character Development: By the time of his revival, Levin appears to have lost the hot blooded and boisterous persona both he and Raksha had and is instead quiet, pensive and philosophical. This is undoubtedly because he's just as confused as everyone else about why he was brought back to life and has started questioning his existence. Thankfully, it seems to have made him into a genuinely good person.
Idiot Hero: Levin isn't the brightest guy around, but he makes up for it in passion.
Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Seems to have graduated to this in his epilogue, where he is clearly shown to deeply regret his actions and worry about his former friends but continously attempts to get Revya to leave him alone by threatening to eat them.
Journey to Find Oneself: After getting revived at the end of the game, Levin, who up until that point considered himself nothing more than the empty husk used by Raksha to achieve his goal, now questions why someone as seemingly pointless as him was brought back to life. His epilogue shows that he sets out Walking the Earth in hopes of finding some meaning to his unwarranted second chance at life.
Unexplained Recovery: Played for drama. Levin gets revived near the end of the game, to the confusion of everyone including himself. This is a big deal because Levin wasn't actually a person, but a soulless body being worn by the Soul Eater Raksha putting on a false persona, thus giving no reason for him to come back as Levin. This leads to him having an identity crisis and ultimately pulling off a Heel-Face Turn of sorts.
Walking the Earth: His epilogue reveals this to be his fate after returning to life. Due to having absolutely no idea why he's alive again and too guilt-ridden to return to see his friends and family, Levin goes on a journey to find the meaning to his existence. Depending on how close they were with him, Revya can join him.
A mysterious man who usurped leadership of a band of thieves and turned them into a Robin Hood-esque band of rogues. He's actually Walnut from Phantom Brave, who was sent to Prodesto after he dragged Sulphur through the dimensional gate at the end of the game.
A Draconsage, Dio is supposedly a great mage traveling with the legendary warrior Gestahl but proves to be an incompetent klutz when facing off against Revya's group. Eventually it's discovered that his real name is Odie (and the "Gestahl" accompanying him is a hotpod farmer named Vangogh) and Dio is his much more powerful brother. He soon befriends Revya's group
Slave to PR: He starts off the game as a highway robber that depends entirely on his family's reputation to scare people so he won't have to fight them. Unfortunately he starts out in an area where no one knows of the Dio family.
The Unfavorite: Disowned by his family for his younger and more talented brother.
With Friends Like These...: The part is more than happy to make fun of his helplessness. Even Pinot and Agrippa treat him like a child. Possibly justified since they're about the same age. Good ol' Sluggo.
Idealistic but naive noble woman who adventures to help people. Grunzford acts as a mentor to her. She prefers to be called Trish.
Break the Cutie: Both paths aren't that nice to her but she only makes it out alive in one of them.
In the normal path her adoptive father gets kidnapped and she has to watch him get murdered by Shauna this was actually a very good thing. Then later she finds out that she had an older sister and witnesses her death to Scarlet Iago. Finally the guy that was crushing in other turns out to be the third World Eater and before she can talk to Levin and get him to change his mind, she's teleported out of the area resulting in the battle that would kill Levin. She then mourns for his death.
In the demon path She gets raped by her adoptive father resulting in her going insane. It won't be long before she finally takes her own life from the horror she's been through.
Wham Episode: The fun and games in the Demon Path stop once Agrippa is killed with little warning.
Daughter of Median the Conqueror. Like Revya, she is a World Eater. Saved the world from Gig with assistance from Virtuous. The last party member to join during the Normal Path.
All of the Other Reindeer: A much gentler example; the Drazilians don't fully trust her due to her looking different from them, but they try to help her rather than insult her.
Asskicking Equals Authority: "Median's daughter, Layna, had come into her own and become a true leader." In-game, it's said she's beaten the legendary dragon Sluperam and almost killed Virtuous, the woman who killed her father.
You Killed My Father: In the backstory, she mortally wounded Virtuous in revenge for her father's death. However, the dying Virtuous convinced her to merge with her (not unlike Revya and Gig) at the last moment.
Psychotic Manchild: An extremely violent one that can barely go a few words without talking about murder.
Shout-Out: All of her movesets? They're all of the Arcane Summons from Grim Grimoire. Which goes into Irony levels due to the fact that her student learned Necromancy from her. That could mean Lujei had some skills when she was alive.
Stable Time Loop: During the flashback where Median kills Vilgilance, if you answer "You must've been pissed" you find out that Lujei sends you back in time to fight Median. If you win, you find out that thanks to this, Virtuous finds out a way to fuse souls, thus making the plan of fusing Gig's and Revya's soul possible. Which also gave Drazil two souls for the last two World Eaters, Thuris and Raksha. So in short... Lujei helped SAVE the world! ...And gave Drazil the two souls he needed to create the last two death machines... But hey, it's Lujei.
Envy/The Starscream: Towards Thorndyke. He starts taking a level in badass after realizing Thorndyke was a really noble guy who was unfairly executed. In the Demon Path, however, when Thorndyke is forced to join Revya, he ridicules him.
Childhood Marriage Promise: Asks female Revya to marry him in Juno's ending. To Revya's chagrin, she doesn't seem to have any say in it.
Creepy Child: In the Demon Path. He's Ax-Crazy, and doesn't care about his own life, actually finds it cool when Revya doesn't care that Thuris uses him as human shield. Even Gig is creeped out by this.
It's because he was raised by the Nereids, who are a Single Gender Race and therefore have no idea how to raise a male.
Wife Husbandry: Is the target of a reverse example. He's bound for a very... interesting life.
The first of the titular World Eaters encountered. Gig says she's his favorite World Eater, as she is the most powerful and obedient of the three. She has little will of her own, and stood silently for centuries following Gig's defeat, only attacking in self-defence. She was originally a Haephnes goddess named Resilience and friend of Vigilance. She took her own to become human, but her soul was stolen by Drazil and turned into a World Eater.
And I Must Scream: After she died, her soul was stolen by Drazil and turned into Gig's most faithful and powerful World Eater. Unlike Thuris and Raksha, she's not actually evil: She's just trapped in a body that acts regardless of her will.
Came Back Wrong: She used to be one of the overseer gods like Vigilance and Virtuous, but committed suicide to become a human to understand the human perspective better. Unfortunately, Drazil stole her soul and turned her into a World Eater.
Curb-Stomp Battle: Battles against her are always this in the Normal Path, either in your favor or hers. The Demon Path often has you and her on even footing.
Hopeless Boss Fight: Feinne is too powerful to defeat without tapping into Gig's power, and Gig's power comes with a heavy cost. If you do defeat her when you're not supposed to, you end up fighting Asagi.
I Cannot Self-Terminate: At the end of the game, she and Thuris have had their souls dragged back to Drazil and reconstituted. Thuris is quickly devoured, but Feinne begs for Gig to kill her. Unlike the first time, he grants her wish.
The second World Eater encountered, Thuris by far is the weakest of the three, focusing more on scheming than direct shows of power. He has the misfortune of being one of the first enemies encountered in either path, and as such, often falls prey to the Sorting Algorithm of Evil.
The Chessmaster: Subverted; he's supposed to be one, but the problem for him is Soul Nomad is a Gambit Pileup from the word go, and he's got at least four other chessmasters he's competing against.
Fate Worse than Death: He's resurrected by the Drazillian Masters of Life and Death just to be consumed by them near the end of the game, though this could be considered Kick the Son of a Bitch instead. They try to do the same to Feinne, but Revya and Gig intervene and Mercy Kill her.
For the Evulz: His reason for the creating the Scarlet Iago? He felt like it.
A God Am I: Since normal people can't see him, he's managed to create a massive cult known as the Thurists.
Guide Dang It: Thuris is the first World Eater type enemy you get into a real battle with, and can be a tricky foe until you figure out the easiest way to take them down. The trick is, they can't move, so stay out of his range until everything else on the field is dead and then muster your forces and power yourself up outside his range, then move in for the kill. Unlike other enemies, World Eater types cannot counter attack, so you can beat on him with impunity during your turns.
Hearing Voices: Normal people can't see him, so he's managed to convince hundreds that he's a god with a disembodied voice.
Informed Ability: The World Eater who is supposed to be the best schemer of the three winds up Out-Gambitted by every other chessmaster in the story.
Jack-of-All-Stats: Compared to Fienne and Raksha, he balances between physical and magic based stats.
Taking You with Me: When he's utterly beaten, Thuris self-destructs to spread a cloud of pure Scarlet Iago upon the party to try to kill them too.
Villain Forgot to Level Grind: He actually is a certifiable threat the first time you see him, but the second encounter is when he gets seriously Out-Gambitted, and since you've already worked out how to beat him the first time, the rematch is much simpler.
The third world eater encountered, Raksha is, like Feinne, inactive initially, but this is due to being sealed in a cursed forest by the Dio family for generations. In truth, Raksha simply left his hollow shell of a body behind in the forest when he moved his soul into Levin's body instead.
The Brute: The strongest physically of the World Eaters, but not big on brain power. Well, not quite; he's become one of Soul Nomad's many chessmasters since Gig was sealed.
The Chessmaster: he spends most of the game disguised as Levin to in a plan to kill anybody he considers a threat to his Evil Plan (the full details of which aren't stated), consisting of Thuris, Fienne, Layna, and Gig. Succeeds in his plan to kill Layna by having Dio trap everyone in a seal so she would come to release them so he could get the jump on her after killing the other two World Eaters.
Climax Boss: Even knowing how to fight World Eaters from fighting Thuris twice, and with the members of the Hidden Village on your side, Raksha is still no slouch; defeating him really comes down to taking him down before he can smash all your characters into paste.
Disc One Final Boss: Much of the cast thinks that plot is over since they didn't recall that World Eaters aren't the root of the problem.
Demonic Possession: He bought two slaves ten years ago and crushed their souls. Euphoria became a puppet while Levin's original soul was simply booted out and replaced with Raksha's.
Faking the Dead: He faked Euphoria's death and took her away to keep her from Endorph. Later, he claims he killed her himself. If you have enough relationship points with him Euphoria refuses to stay where he put her and gets between the Endorph/Raksha confrontation.
Devour The Dragon: Thuris eventually sacrifices him and the Thurists to power himself up during his boss battle.
The Dragon: To Thuris. To Revya in The Demon Path. Notably one of the few characters who stick around even up to the final battle, and doesn't become even more broken and crazy as a result. Not that he wasn't already crazy — but he's almost normal compared to some of the others.
Evil Laugh: Seems to be a requirement for the Thurists.
Even Evil Has Standards: Despite being the leader of secret organization that specializes in kidnapping and selling children, he is disgusted by Hawthorne's action to his "daugthers." He also leaves Revya due to him/her incredible Blood Knight tendencies.
Freudian Excuse: His past with Christophe has left him with serious trust issues. In the Demon Path, he either refuses to believe that Revya trusts him or is actively hurt that she doesn't, depending on the dialogue.
Only Sane Man: In the Demon Path, where he eventually betrays and ditches Revya.
Shoot the Dog: Is summarily executed by Cuthbert in order to keep his more noble brother's (Christophe) hands clean.
Christophe's younger brother. His initial appearances are few, but it eventually becomes clear he's working with both Lobo and Shauna, and the party is forced to fight him at the Yesterwind stronghold. He kills Lobo to keep Christophe's hands clean, and the commits suicide out of guilt for his own misdeeds.
Even Evil Has Loved Ones: More of working with less honorable people, Cuthburt really cares about his big brother. The Demon Path reveals that Cuthburt joined Yesterwind because Christophe was ill and he needed the money to fund for a cure to save him.
A bandit who unlike Endorph despises the poor and would rather rob them blind and see them suffer. She serves as a recurring antagonist to Revya's group afterwards. She's actually Trish's long-lost sister, Shari, and in the Normal Path gives up her medicine to save her from Scarlet Iago, eventually succumbing to the disease herself
Wife Husbandry: Sick example of it. He raises girls as his daughters until he rapes and murders them when they turn 17.
Dio of the Evil Eye
The actual Dio and Odie's younger brother. The scion of the prestigious Dio family of sorcerers, he serves as an adviser to Queen Diness of Orviska. His ultimate goal is to kill Layna/Virtuous for humiliating his family generations ago to prove that the Dio line is more powerful and to take over the world for Median. Actively working with the World Eater Raksha.
Always Someone Better: Layna is his (and his family's) someone better, and he hates her for it. Also, he's this to Odie.
Climax Boss: The last boss fought before crossing over to the other world. The battle in which you directly fight him and one before it are two of the longest and most tactically involving in the game, forcing you to carefully work your way around cramped terrain and bring down hordes of enemy troops. Dio himself is one of the very few enemies in the normal path to travel with a full team of nine units. And just to drive the point home, Rock n Rock's plays during the battle.
Heel-Face Turn: In the Demon Path, plays a Hero Antagonist role since he's initially to protect Orviska, and rescue the queen after Revya takes over. After Ghestal's death, he makes a full turn towards good and vows to work to better the world after Revya's defeat.
Not So Different: Is accused of being the same as Raksha in the normal path, to which he replies that Raksha doesn't actually want to rule anything, he just doesn't want anyone to give him orders.
A half-zombified swordsman with unmatched power who has been the personal property, along with Yavis and Parin, of the head of the Dio Family for generations. He's in fact Lord Median, Came Back Wrong, and actually commands the head of the Dio Family, rather than the other way around. He wishes to regain his true power.
DidYouJustBeatGig: As Median. Granted Gig was still Vigilance at the time, but the guy killed the freakin' Grim Reaper! And if you lose to him, Virtuous falls too, though doesn't exactly end well for him.
Forget Blazing Swordsman. Try his real name, Median the Conqueror.
Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: All the problems in Haephnes were caused by him killing Vigilance out of revenge for the death of his son and his wish to live forever and govern the united Prodesto. (To be fair, he was tricked by Drazil into doing so). Also, there's an optional moment where if you lose to him in the Bonus Boss battle, he tries to kill Virtuous as well, which causes the end of the world.
God of the alternate world and villain of the game. Drazil used Gig and the World Eaters to attempt to usurp the flow of souls from Haephnes and lead them all into his world. He believes his world knows true order and peace, but, in Gig's own words, his world is little more than a graveyard full of dead people who simply haven't stopped moving yet.
Achilles' Heel: His Fusion Dance with Gamma and Joule is, like Raksha and Fienne, way too strong to fight outside of New Game+, but killing his squads of minions around the map lowers his level enough that he's actually weaker than Gestahl.
All Your Powers Combined: Is all about this. Not only does he combine with his Masters of Life and Death to form the final boss, but he draws power from his Drazillian minions as well.
The Evils of Free Will: He, as well as his Masters of Life and Death, were disgusted with how Haephnes' world turned out. Firm believers that free will leads only to suffering and that everyone would be better off without it, this was the reason for his World of Silence.
My God, What Have I Done?: Revya's actions in the Demon Path leave Drazil struck with guilt and fully aware he's entirely at fault for what she's done.
Orcus on His Throne: Justified, unless somebody comes to challenge him on his world, not matter what happens on Haephness, as long his Masters of Life and Death can influence the flow of souls, he wins no matter what.
World of Silence: His world, where the people all look the same and have no sense of individuality. Dialogue with some of the random people reveals that even how long they live, which is implied to be short, is subject to Drazil's control.
Your Soul Is Mine: Can eat souls of anybody he has Dominion over to gain power. Does this to bunch of random followers to create two clones of himself.
Gama and Joules
Drazil's Masters of Life and Death. Exceptionally arrogant and firm believers in Drazil's views.
Evil Is Petty: Gig complains that Drazil's world prevents anyone from every knowing "the divine beauty of the hotpod." The two of them apparently hate hotpods so much they actually respond that another reason their would is better is that it doesn't have those.
Faux Affably Evil: They try to come as polite, and likely see themselves as such, but underneath that they're even more condescending than Gig.
Satellite Character: The one scene they have presents them as this to each other, without them even having any major distinguishing personality traits.