It’s about time for another update, dood! And not a single comment! Guess this means that the choice is up to me…and I pick Mao, dood! Now, let me think…do I decide to transcribe four hours or so of events, failing to communicate tone through text, and feeling embarrassed about whatever uncouth act that Netherworld Honor Student performs next? Or, do I decide to be lazy and put up another of Throng’s videos, followed by my own reactions, just like I did in the previous update? …Well, in my defense, this particular video has been linked to by TVTropes before, dood.
So, from the scene where the main trio splits up, we possess Laharl. He enters the shop, commencing a scene called ‘His Kids?!’ (A reference to his appearance in Disgaea 3?), and then…
Firstly, as Throng seems to have played through every scene before, here’s a list of the new Database stuff, doods!
- “Database: Evil Quotient” has been added! (When Mao said he had a 1.8 million EQ)
- “Database: Guffaw” has been added! (When the Guffaw War begins)
- “Database: Manga” has been added! (When Jennifer’s impressed at their manga’s popularity)
- “Database: Woman’s Intuition” has been added! (When Etna mentions it)
- “Database: Sea Cucumber” has been added! (When Mao brings up Jennifer’s greatest dislike, mentioned in her database entry quite a few updates ago)
- “Database: Mao & Beryl’s Mistake” has been added! (AKA Ending #9)
So, Laharl succeeded in finding Mao first, though not at finding the pudding. Mao tempts him, but the guy that’s ignored his vassal’s pleas and has eaten fuel packs in other timelines calls Mao really dumb for trying to buy his subservience. This leads to the Crowning Moment Of Funny known as the Guffaw War, which begins kinda-imposing, and sputters into ridiculousness. Jennifer comes in to ruin the fun, and after Laharl runs off, Mao congratulates her for what was actually our Prinny Protagonist’s doing. She was going to install pudding into Thursday, for Baal’s sake!
…Moving on, remember how we had Etna put up posters, allowing Raspberyl to wander into the shop and stop Mao’s schemes? Well, it appears that regularly, Etna successfully ditches volunteer work and winds up in a whole heap of perverse trouble. After her capture, Jennifer falls for a simple bit of trickery uttered by a character she knows not to trust, and joins her comrades within the satchel. Not shown is the video is our Prinny protagonist uttering the words “Oh crap, dood!” when the background goes all science-y, followed by Raspberyl’s appearance and the events that lead to Ending #9, which is different from Ending #7 in that Mao probably couldn’t catch Jennifer and Etna in the unaltered timeline. There’s a fake loading screen (look in the bottom right corner for the regular loading icon), followed by credits accompanied by Raspberyl’s theme.
Overall, I think that this was a fun path to follow, dood. While the story's kinda-sorta-if-you-squint-your-eyes-and-tilt-your-head-to-the-side villain Mao is left free to torture some of the first game's most beloved characters, his fantasies and methods for collecting specimens are too bizarre to not be funny. It's a bit of a cop-out that we never get to see what happens when he returns to the Netherworld Academy, but considering his Flanderization (since the game he develops character in hasn't happened chronologically yet), it's probably for the best. And did I mention the Guffaw War? I couldn't help but chuckle at the Guffaw War.
Now, wasn’t that fun, dood? All the fun of reading all of that text I usually jot down, but with the accompaniment of voices and visuals, and the satisfaction you get when someone else’s hard work makes your job a heck of a lot easier! Of course, since part of me considers this a cop-out (I mean, there’s got to be a reason people are reading this instead of watching Throng’s videos, right?), we shall return to the regular update format on our next path. Will we decide to once again spare Laharl from Etna’s revenge, or watch him be sucked into a bottle? Will Flonne ever find her DVD? And will we encounter yet another ending starring the Disgaea 3 cast? I mean, geez, we’ve already encountered 3 of them in this Liveblog! …Anyways, it’s time for the Database thing of my choosing, dood!
Characters No. 7 – Mao
- Gender: Male
- Age: 1578
Main character of Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice. An Honor Student at Evil Academy with an EQ of 1.8 million. He will do anything to get what he wants. He does anything that will harass or annoy normal people. He’s never attended classes at the Academy. He stays in his room he made in the Academy bathroom, reading mangas and watching anime. His father is the Overlord and Dean of the Academy. His hobby is evil experimentation. He’s a super pervert who gets excited when he finds a good specimen to add to his research.
Okay…I never knew that bit about the bathroom before, dood. Then again, it’s possible that I did know it, but have completely forgotten about that detail. I mean, even though I’ve owned Disgaea 3 for almost a year, I still haven’t done much with the game. I blame reality, dood.
Also, why the heck haven’t they given us Raspberyl’s entry yet, dood?!
NEW DATABASE TERMS: Guffaw, Sea Cucumber, Evil Quotient, Manga, Women’s Intuition, Mao & Beryl’s Mistake