The doods have made their choice: we’re gonna possess Etna this time. First up, we’ve gotta stop Laharl from kicking our old body out, and there’s only one excuse we haven’t used yet: saying it’s broken, dood.
Laharl: He seems like he’s broken, dude. I shall leave him here, but I’ll totally take care of him later…dude!
There’s a quick sprite event where yellow hexagons with the word “ERROR” appear throughout the screen, then Laharl snaps back to normal. Time goes to 9, which means Laharl encounters 2/3 of the Netherworld Heroes again, dood. I figure we may as well follow Etna from the earliest point possible, which is when she tricks Captain Gordon
into checking the flames, so I mind control Laharl the same way that I did last time.
When it comes time to convince Captain Gordon
to stay, however, I make him concerned about the sleeping Prinny. There’s a sprite event of him Gordon Kicking a Prinny awake, which is marked with a giant red X. Immediately after, Captain Gordon
picks up a sleeping Prinny and places him into a comfortable bed, which is marked with a giant blue O.
Captain Gordon: I would, uh, fail as a hero if I had to distract a cute Prinny from its sleep, dude! Let’s go to this room instead!
Thursday’s response is the same as the last time we changed Captain Gordon’s
mind, minus the hologram. It’s now 10 o’clock in the Netherworld, and I possess Etna the first chance I get, dood. Even though we’ve already determined the cause of the assassination, our protagonist dood still has something to say about her.
Ghost Prinny: [She said she had nothing to do with Lord Laharl’s incident, dood, but her? Honest? She’d annihilate all of us Prinnies if she knew we even thought about accusing her of the assassination, dood.]
The scene progresses normally, but right before Etna decides to trick Captain Gordon
, we’re given a mind control option! Guess if you don’t possess someone ahead of time, you can miss these things, dood. The choices are saying that Captain Gordon
looks tired, that Etna will take care of the search, or that Prinnies should be treated better. After picking the third option, we get a sprite event of Etna throwing stacks and stacks of food around a Prinny. About 20 hearts pop up from the Prinny, and the words “LEVEL UP?” appear in fancy silver print under Etna.
Etna: You’ll have really great luck if you take good care of the Prinnies, dude!
wonders what she’s saying, and Etna panics a bit, wondering if Captain Gordon
is infecting her. She leaves, and we move right into the scene where Etna and Jennifer meet up.
Etna: That idiot gets too into himself…and how dare he interrupt my preview?! Annoying…What can I do to get him back…?
Jennifer: Hey, Etna. I saw Harlie looking all serious trying to find you. He said it was urgent. Maybe he’s going to confess!
Etna: [Ugh, this curvy woman…share the wealth instead of keeping it all on your own chest! Anyway, the Prince is looking for me…?]
“DATABASE: Previews” has been added!
The rest of the scene plays out the exact same way as the time we went through this as Jennifer, with the minor exception that the red-haired vassal says that Thursday is playing with the “stupid queero of justice” in the Throne Room instead of the Bedroom. Also, Etna tells her to pass along the message that Captain Gordon
should attack an evil aura weak to spit on the ceiling. Dood, when we’re going to end the assassination, I’m gonna love to record how that plays out…
TickTock: [Etna chose “Phlegm Bomb” as her final revenge against Gordon’s foolishness!]
Etna: And I should go hide the pudding before the Prince finds out!
Ghost Prinny: [So she really does have the pudding, dood!]
The time is about noon in the Netherworld, Etna’s still in the hall, and she’s decided on a hiding spot for the pudding. But suddenly, she runs right into Laharl! Guess if the Prince doesn’t help out Flonne, he gets to find the one person he spends all day looking for, dood.
Laharl: Etna, I’ve found you at last! You won’t get away from me now!
Etna: Uh, right. You wanted me for something? Did you want to cry and throw a tantrum over Flonne going back to Celestia?
Laharl: Wh, what?! The great Laharl would never wanna do that! You fool! I’d be happier if she was gone anyway!
Etna: [Aww, one tiny poke gets him really worked up. He’s so juvenile, unlike me.] I know, you’re right, Prince. My bad. Well, I’ll miss Flonne when she’s gone. I mean, who’ll I talk to, then?
“DATABASE: Celestia” has been added!
Laharl demands that she hand over the Super Rare Pudding, and Etna’s a bit miffed that the secret got out. She says that it’s too valuable to just hand over, and now Laharl’s miffed that his vassal is disobeying him. The Prince decides to take it from her “fair and square”. That probably means he’s going to pry it out of her cold, unconscious hands, dood…
The time goes to 13, and right before it seems like Etna’s going to put up a fight, we get a mind control option! Our choices are saying it’s a gift, that they can share, or that it’s a UFO. I read a guide and know that the first one’s the one that unlocks Ending 13 later in the game, but I really, really
want to see what the middle one’s like! Besides, I can always do another quick run before finding out how things end.
We’re treated to a Sprite event of Laharl walking down a corridor with a sword and shield, like he’s about to face a final boss or something. Hiding behind one of the pillars is that white cat guy; Toro, I think. Etna’s at the end of the corridor, dressed like a high priest and carrying a wooden staff. She summons a picture of the pudding, and divides it into halves. One half turns blue for Laharl, the other red for Etna.
Etna: Why not split it in half, dude? That way, we can share it and stuff. (throws off priest outfit, revealing regular leather clothes, and jumps into Laharl’s arms. The Prince’s mouth is slack-jawed, the background has become a giant pink heart, and Etna’s wearing a Jennifer-esque blonde wig.) We’d look like a couple. Lovers, dude!
Laharl: (Another sprite of him, furious, pops up) Th, that’s a ridiculous proposal!
Etna: (Sprite of her confused pops up) I…I don’t know what’s going on anymore… (turns around, whole body goes red) Why am I embarrassing myself?! (pulls scene of her in Laharl’s arm off-screen, starts sweating) I’m gonna go splash my face with icy water!
Laharl: (Teardrop) F, fine! You do that! Hurry up before you make another outburst!
Etna: Yeah, yeah. You shouldn’t rush a lady. (dashes off)
TickTock: [Etna made her escape!]
The time’s now 14, and we’re finally in that one room with the picture of ex-King Krichevskoy! It’s apparently the ‘Secret Room’, which can be accessed in the original Disgaea by pressing buttons behind the throne and on the skull decoration in the shop
, and contains a diary that gets updated once every chapter
. In the PSP and DS remakes, reading a new entry every chapter (including Chapter 1) unlocks Etna Mode…or, you could just do a fancy button code at the title screen
“DATABASE: Secret Room” has been added!
Ghost Prinny: [I never knew this room even existed in the castle, dood.]
Etna: I can’t believe the filth that came outta my mouth. Something’s wrong with me…But…I should be safe here. Still…the Prince is so childish, trying to steal my Super Rare Pudding. He’s got a loooong way to go before he becomes a great Overlord. I wish he would mature a little faster. Ugh, that aside…He already knows about the pudding, so I should be more cautious. Maybe I should just eat it right now! My dear, beloved, Super Rare Pudding!
“DATABASE: Great Overlord” has been added!
A picture of the pudding comes…oh dear Baal, it looks like a fuel tank. Knowing our luck, it probably is. And I’m not the only dood to notice this.
Ghost Prinny: [Y’know, this looks just like the exploding pudding Lord Laharl ate...and also Thursday’s part, dood! What a coincidence!.]
Yeah, that’s an exclamation mark followed by a period. That’s, like, two errors we’ve found, dood!
Etna: Something’s…not right…I double-checked the package…Is someone trying to trick me?!
TickTock: [Etna used her “woman’s intuition” to discern the pudding was a fake!]
Etna: Damn…who’s behind this stupid ruse? Was it that idiotic delivery boy? How dare he?! He better not think he can live after what he tried to do to me!
…Ladies and gentle-doods, I think I’ve just figured out something major. Whenever Jennifer showed pictures of the two fuel packs, one had blue energy in it, and the other was pink. Before now, I always assumed that this was natural, but Etna’s “pudding” is coloured blue. All this time, there was nothing wrong with the power-up unit; we’ve just been installing a dairy product as Thursday’s source of energy all this time! What a twist! …Oh, and it’s now the hour of reckoning, we’re in the hall again, and Flonne’s there.
Etna: ‘Sup, Flonne? You look freaked. Did the Prince do something to you because he thinks you’re returning to Celestia soon?
Flonne: No! That’s not it at all, Miss Etna! It’s something way, way more important! I ordered a DVD from the Netherworld Shopping Channel, but they gave me the wrong package!
Etna: [Something way…way more important…? I guess this DVD is what she means? Sad…The Prince is worth less than a DVD to her.] Oh. It happened to you, too, huh?
Flonne: So you too, Miss Etna? I tried to exchange it, but that creepy delivery boy started chasing me…
Etna: So he’s still around here, then? I’ll catch him and pull his entrails out of his nostrils!
Flonne: You’re so brutal and dependable, Miss Etna!
Etna: You aren’t gonna try to stop me?
Flonne: This is no time for lecturing! He’s ruined all of our fun! It’s only fair we make him sorry.
Etna: All right, then. Let’s get to it!
Cue Laharl’s laugh, followed by a boom. We rewind back to 7 o’clock, and I quit for now.
I’d say that, at the rate we’re going, it’ll take three more updates until we’ve reached Part 2 of the game. At least, if we don't want to go over paths we've already taken just to find out new mind control responses, dood. Next time, will we let our old Prinny body fall outta the window, maybe finding out what landed on him hard enough to hurt his fanny pack back in the third post, which could be more rewarding than you think? Or do we follow Flonne, possibly getting a chance to meet the delivery dood that caused this whole mess? Doods, you’re the deciding factor; come on up and say something!
Other No. 39 – Scavenger
In the world of Disgaea, there are random treasure chests that often contain food. You’re lucky to find pizza or pudding, but usually you will find ABC Gum and such. Someone must be doing this on purpose. It’s a total bummer…
NEW DATABASE TERMS: Previews, Celestia, Secret Room, Great Overlord
edited 5th Nov '10 12:41:34 PM by EndarkCuli