Prier gets involved in the eternal struggle between the Dark Prince and Maiden of Light; and changes it drastically.
Elly/Erie from Tenshi no Present appears as the Rosenqueen shopkeeper.
Prier kills one too many Demon Overlords in the Dark World and becomes one herself. Expanded in Ragnarok.
Homard goes on a quest to defeat Demon Lords threatening his father; and becomes a Sky Pirate. He meets and decides to wed Princess Eclair; who has an Enemy Without ("Dark Eclair") who she had fused with.
The Rosenqueen Trading company has taken capitalism to the extreme; and buys and sells with the Netherworld.
Baal is first seen as a Bonus Boss; curiously as only a Demon Lord. Prier could capture him if she's a Demon Overlord and sell him to slavery to the Netherworld, but he would quickly rise up the ranks to Overlord.
Demon Prince Laharl wakes to find his netherworld in chaos because his father has died (killed by Baal, but this was hidden). He strives to become the next Demon Overlord of his Netherworld; he is "assisted" by his father's former vassal Etna. Angel Trainee Flonne comes to the Netherworld on orders to assassinate Laharl's father; but this was all part of a complex plot.
Etna herself has a little boy demon minion named Aramis who is obsessed with Zombies.
It is revealed that there is more than one Netherworld, and they are at constant war.
Laharl's Netherworld is close to a Zee Rust version of Earth where CAPTAIN GORDON, DEFENDER OF EARTH is sent to defeat him; he gets enslaved by Laharl instead. Gordon's Rival Turned Evil, Kurtis; challenges them but after a Heel-Face Turn dies heroically. He does, however, return as a Divine Prinny to do good deeds to pay off his karmic death; he heads back to Heaven after he is done but....
Laharl becomes Overlord, Flonne becomes the multiverse's happiest Fallen Angel (and still Love Freak), and Laharl's father; disguised as a Camp Gay figure named Vyers Mid-Boss. Despite accomplishing his objectives and heading to the afterlife.....
A human girl named Marona has the power to summon Phantoms of the dead. Her best friend is a young man named Ash who was killed alongside her parents; but they raised him as a Phantom so that she would not be alone. Despite her world of Ivoire not trusting her; she eventually defeats a demonic monster called Sulphur and gains everyone's trust.
Plenair is seen in the background in the city of Monetopia.
Marona befriends a Littlest Cancer Patient named Castille; who finds a way to communicate with forest creatures called "Puttys" who can open portals to other worlds.
Castille has a Usagi doll among her other stuffed animals.
Marona has a rival named "Walnut" who steals jobs from others. Walnut uses his special Burgundy power to push himself and Sulphur into a portal into the Void Between The Worlds and have the Puttys shut it behind him.
Despite this sacrifice, Sulphur returns at full power as a Bonus Boss due to Lujei.
Laharl, Etna, and Flonne from all appear as Bonus Boss. After Laharl continually picks fights with Marona and Level Grinding when he doesn't win; Ash decides to pretend that Laharl beat them. To look over "his new Vassals", Laharl and co leave Phantom Copies of themselves.
The "Another Marona" story, an additional storyline taking place in an Alternate Universe. In addition to the version of Marona present in the story, it also introduces another Alternate Universe version of Marona, called Carona.
Zetta, "the most Badass Freakin (Demon) Overlord In The Cosmos", has to take a form of the book that holds his universe together when he destroys it; just like Demon Overlord Pram planned. Other Overlords of other Netherworlds interact to see if they can benefit from the situation. While it is possible to recover Zetta's body; he's still a book in later cameos until Disgaea 4.
Demon Hunter Adell is not the last human on Veldime; Demon Overlord Zenon not has cursed the humans into becoming demons. Through a summoning ritual gone wrong not, Adell summons the haughty and busty daughter of Zenon not, Rozalin and she leads him to Zenon. Yes.
Adell is helped by cute ninja demon girl; Yukimaru, Rozalin's servant turned frog Tink, and Adell's own brother and sister; Taro and Hanako (who have been demons all their life and don't mind, but want to help Adell out.) And Etna from Disgaea, who has had a falling out with Laharl over food and wants to become a Demon Overlord herself and killing Zenon will be just the ticket.
Laharl appears and interferes with their quest, but complications with Zenon sends him running for the hills. He and Flonne are later Bonus Bosses and Optional Party Members.
Adell and Rozalin deal with Zenon and everyone starts turning human. Since Hanako didn't want to be human, she leaves with Etna to become a Demon Lord.
The demon Dark Hero Axel messes around with Adell as a washout at first; but eventually recovers his past glory.
Pleinair is a newscaster for the Netherworlds; along with her companion Usagi the Rabbit. Their programming also includes sections from Alex and Pram.
The Prism Rangers return.
Zetta is a Bonus Boss; still in Book Form; still being messed with by Pram.
Demon Overlord Priere is an Bonus Boss, and a continuing encounter in the Dark World if her proposal for blood is passed by the Dark Assembly. Beating her the first time only causes her to powerup, but she flees when she sees Rozalin's seal.
Marjoly is a Bonus Boss; but is under a curse where she cannot speak. She didn't speak in Disgaea either; but after losing to Adell and Rozalin, the curse starts to become broken.
Baal is encountered multiple times, and there is more than one of him.
The Yoshitsuna is again the most powerful sword and is gained from an Item God from the second most powerful sword in the Land of Carnage. The Etoile gun also makes a reappearance.
Asagi is a Bonus Boss, and is still mad at Zetta for ruining her chance at having her own game.
Gordon and Prinny Kurtis are struggling against Earth's attempts to mass-produce Defenders of Earth as robots based on Kurtis's old human self. Naturally, A.I. Is a Crapshoot.
Several of the Demon Overlords from Makai Kingdom are summoned in the animations for the most powerful elemental spells. Pram and Alex are also mentioned in one of Usagi's news reports.
A magic school has a new witch student going through a "Groundhog Day" Loop to stop a Devil King and a Dark Mage Lord from reviving. What's important to other Nippon Ichi games, though, is that the Ghost Witch Lujei Piche escapes from the magical authorities by fleeing into the Void Between The Worlds.
A young girl (or man, if that's what you choose the gender as) named Revya in later references is entrusted with a sword containing the soul of The Grim Reaper who once tried to conquer the world of Prodesto with servant monsters called World Eaters. Unlike most Grim Reaper; Gig is very, very loud and obnoxious and awesome. Should Revya not fall into temptation, though, Gig becomes somewhat of an earnest ally, though still obnoxious. Revya uses Gig's power to defeat the World Eaters and the beings that corrupted Gig in the first place.
The hero Endorph is revealed to actually be Walnut from Phantom Brave. After falling into the Void Between Worlds with Sulphur, they are both rescued by Lujei Piche from Grim Grimoire, who sends Sulphur back to Ivoire (that's why he's a Bonus Boss in that game too) and sends Walnut to Prodesto because it has enough healing magic to help him recover.
Should one engage in Level Grinding enough to beat the first World Eater without Gig's help, it breaks reality and Asagi appears. The battle with her nukes Prodesto, and only a New Game+ can restore things.
Prinny: Can I Really Be the Hero?
A side-scroller following an apparently Alternate Ending to Disgaea 1 where Etna is the ruler of the Netherworld and Laharl is a Prinny. The hero(s) is/are a group of 1000 Prinnies who each die in 3 hits; but whenever one dies; the next takes up the Scarf of Asskicking.
Many of the minor monsters, especially the food oriented ones, come from Makai Kingdom.
Aramis is the Tutorial Manager, as well as fights on Etna's side when she's the Bonus Boss.
A Survival Horror game about a policeman named Kogure who is terrified of the supernatural; but uses logic and reasoning to try and stand in the face of the paranormal.
School of Evil Honor Student Mao tries to surpass his father, the Dean of the School of Evil and Demon Overlord for their dimension. His Rival is the goody-two shoes Demon Delinquent Raspberyl. Humans Almaz the wannabe hero and the Psychotic Princess Sapphire attempt to kill the demons before they do anything dastardly. Naturally, Hilarity Ensues.
Home Ec Teacher Mr. Champloo is Combat Chef class from Makai Kingdom.
Doesn't become a teacher, but she scares the crap out of Mao so he promises a high position.
Although not playable Baal appears in his standard form as a Bonus Boss. He's trying to get a job.
There is a downloadable storymode for Raspberyl where she goes and becomes a teacher. We learn that Flonne is studying to become an Archangel. Raspberyl mode also unlocks a playable version of Super Hero Aurum, in his final form.
The evil Darkdeath Evilman threatens to destroy the world! The heroic Unlosing Ranger attempts to stop him...only to get run over by a car. Fortunately he finds a replacement. Unfortunately his replacement sucks and has to undergo training from the World Hero Society...and lots of it.
The usual suspects, Laharl, Etna, Flonne and Asagi, all appear as cameos and BonusBosses. However, they merely become alternate costumes for the Unlosing Ranger when they're beaten. In addition, several other anime characters make similar appearances in the game; please see the article itself for more info.
Asagi appears here as an Optional Party Member, eager to use the mechanic found in this game that can make anyone a main character. At some point however, she is accosted by several duplicates of herself, prompting the other characters to try and find out which Asagi is the real one. Eventually they combine into a giant monster, which is eventually beaten. Oddly, once Asagi fully becomes the main character she starts...glitching.
Valvatorez, a vampire once known as a Tyrant, is now a Prinny Instructor in the Netherworld's prison Hades. When events prevent him from keeping a promise, he begins a rebellion against the Netherworld's corrupternment, along with his devoted servant Fenrich. Hilarity Ensues with "Unprinny" Fuka Kazamatsuri, the Netherworld President's son Emizel, Final Boss wannabe Desco, and Vulcanus the Angel of Avarice aka Artina.
The post-game story is about a strange phenomenon that causes other characters to gain the title of President and forces everyone else to obey them. Axel gets fans, Flonne spreads her message of love, Raspberyl makes demons do volunteer work, Etna makes everyone admire her nice body, and Laharl didn't affect anyone but still had the title of President. It turned out the whole thing was caused Asagi, who wished to be the main character.
Prinny Kurtis is challenged by Valvatorez and is forced into the party because he isn't acting like a proper Prinny.
Zetta is looking for a good fight, and finds one in Valvatorez.
Valvatorez challenges Pringer X because he also isn't acting like a proper Prinny.
The story for most of the DLC characters is that they are interviewees for Valvatorez's party - political party that is. They are:
Fallen Angel Flonne (no story).
Asagi NT, Asagi with an HD sprite. Her appearance suggests she shares memories with the other Asagi. Despite appearing separately in cut scenes, a bill must be passed to turn normal Asagi into Asagi NT.
He's trying to join the party so he can fix up (experiment on) other demons. He's particularly interested in Artificial Demon Desco, but is quickly sent flying by the other girls. Despite this, he joins as a Netherscience Researcher.
It turns out his Getter Mao ship is powered by Super Hero Aurum.
However when she appears as DLC, she is now a Death Saber. She explains she was captured by the corrupternment and forced to reincarnate as a Slumber Cat. Axel turned her back into her original form after the events of the game.
She wasn't initially interested in a position because she wanted to see Axel and return home. When she learns Axel is staying she tries to join the party, thinking it's an Axel fan club. She joins as Axel's manager.
Applied to recruit more Prism Rangers. Really he just wanted friends. The main characters (except Fenrich) decide to become his friends.
Appears in the main game's overworld as the Cam-pain Manager.
As DLC, she applies to join the party. Fenrich states her credentials, which are Continuity Nods to her previous appearances. She joins as an Honorary Member (Mascot Girl), in part because Fenrich was worried about her large fanbase (in Japan). Unfortunately, he gets mistaken for a fan and is accepted into the Miss Pleinair Fan Club.
Axel prevents him from giving out his real name, though he doesn't mind living his life as an alias. Applies to become a Prinny Instructor because he wants to train under Valvatorez, which makes Fenrich jealous. It's revealed he's really a thrill-seeking masochist and is allowed to join as a punching bag.
Called by Fenrich, but is more interested in fighting than applying. Desco quickly develops an admiration for him and makes him her teacher.
Some centuries ago, a robotic version of World Eater Feinne was built as Gig's ship. Gig attempts to destroy the Netherworld with it, but it's quickly reprogrammed by Fuka's father to follow only Fuka. He then pacifies Gig with hotpods.
During her interview, she makes bad predictions for Fuka, Desco, and Artina. Valvatorez convinces them to believe her predictions by invoking Prophecy Twist, which fulfills another of Pram's predictions. Pram joins as an exclusive Oracle, while musing that the cast will become her new toys...
Marona applies to become stronger and protect more people. Immediately convinces Valvatorez when she announces she can eat anything, including sardines (his Trademark Favorite Food). She joins as a Sardine Coordinator, to teach all demons the value of sardines.
Ash appears by confining himself to a sardine, which disappoints Valvatorez (who thought a sardine was applying). He applied because he wants to get stronger. Valvatorez decides to train Ash in order for him to obtain the real power of sardines.
Having abandoned the Mid-Boss persona, he starts a tournament to determine the new Overlord. After being beaten, he admits to Valvatorez that he held the tournament to find a good leader for the Netherworld. Valvatorez turns down the position and insists that Krichevskoy should join their party if he cares about the Netherworld so much. Afterward, Valvatorez asks about the bonus prize of a thousand-year supply of sardines. It turns out that was a trick by Artina, who wanted the tournament's prize money.
Although not unique characters, the Medic and Necromancer get unique cutscenes.
The Medic applied to level up her skills, having previously worked as a specialist with combat experience. She joins because the others don't want to see her cry.
The Necromancer applies and joins out of her own amusement.
Fenrich invites him to show off Valvatorez's powers. After being beaten, Valvatorez hires Baal as a Battle Instructor - and strangely, Baal seems to approve of it.
Two downloadable story modes. One is about Valvatorez's days as a Tyrant, and includes Tyrant Valvatorez as an unlockable character (separate from regular Valvatorez, like Fallen Angel Flonne). The other is about Fuka and Desco and unlocks the boss characters Hugo, Des X, and Nemo.
A direct sequel to Disgaea: Hour of Darkness, where Laharl, Etna, and Flonne get into more shenanigans. New characters include the Krichevskoy Group, Barbara, Xenolith, and Sicily, an angel who claims to be Laharl's sister. Word of God says it's set before Disgaea 2
Yoshitsuna is again the second-highest ranked sword.
Emizel was transported to the past in a quantum distortion, and is forced into Laharl's party while being treated like a Prinny.
Artina traveled back in time to get money owed from Hoggmeiser that he couldn't pay in the future. She attempts to kidnap Porkmeister to do this and ironically gets a scolding from Flonne.
Val and Fenrich are from before the events of their game. Laharl visits them after hearing rumors (spread by Fenrich) about Val's power. Laharl decides to take Valvatorez as a Prinnysitter, and Fenrich joins as a Valvatorezsitter.
Adell looks for a rare kind of candy for his siblings, much to the displeasure of Laharl. Afterward he joins the party when Sicily offers to make this candy for him.
Rozalin recognizes Laharl and company, but Laharl think it's a trick and attacks. Afterward, Rozalin introduces herself as the Overlord's daughter...neglecting to mention said Overlord was Zenon. The characters start wondering if Rozalin is Krichevskoy's daughter...and then Flonne worries that she's actually Laharl's daughter and proceeds to drag her back to the Overlord's castle.
Liliel, who Laharl mistakes for a demon trying to become the Overlord. After that misunderstanding, they bring her back to the castle.
Raspberyl is looking for donations. Laharl eventually is made to donate...but he insists that Raspberyl Work Off The Debt.
Mao wants to use Laharl's group for experiments. He's defeated and Laharl makes him his vassal.
Salvatore gives impossible orders to a Prinny on pain of death, which causes Sicily to intervene. At the last moment, Sicily is saved by Barbara, who then fulfills one of Salvatore's impossible orders. Salvatore then insists on ordering Barbara around more, prompting her to join Laharl's party.
Zetta arrives frantically searching for Petta. Afterward, he's reunited with Petta, but Laharl threatens to tarnish his image and blackmails him into his party.
Pram challenges Laharl to a fight. Afterward, she says that Laharl will eventually become the Overlord of all Netherworlds prompting Laharl to make her his vassal. Of course, the story is fake, and what she really wants to do is mess with Laharl for awhile.
Before they meet Alexander, Sicily talks about a story she heard where a Lightning God steals exposed belly buttons. The characters then mistake Alex for said Lightning God. Afterward Alex insists on following Laharl around to find the source of his power...but he also gets the reputation of being a belly button bandit.