Disgaea 3 is set in Evil Academy, a school for demons that celebrates troublemakers and people who ditch class as honour students and labels diligent and polite demons as delinquents. It's a funny little backwords logic world that fits right at home in the wacky Disgaea universe, but how such a world could possibly function was beyond me. I dismissed it as Rule of Funny until a random NPC commented on how nobody ever passed the end of semester exams. Since everyone always failed, everyone always had to repeat the year. So what about their tuition fee??? Suddenly it made sense! The Academy encourages students to slack off and not work so they can never leave the school (or even want to leave), thus making them pay tuition for eternity.
- Wouldn't they just get sent to other schools? Why would they ever be sent there in the first place?
- So demon parents can get the brats out of their hair for a few centuries. You know, just like the real world.
- That's the thing. There isn't any other school- the entire Netherworld is the Academy!
- In fact, one of the creatable characters in the game, the male healer, reffered to as Clergy, does mention this in class if you talk to him a few times.
Clergy: Being an Honor Student meaning flunking, which means you have to keep paying tuition forever...