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Characters Introduced in Disgaea: Hour of Darkness.

Main Trio


Voiced by: Kaori Mizuhashi (JP), Barbara Goodson (EN), Cindy Robinson (EN, Girl Laharl)
Our Hero.
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Main character of the first game and Prince of the Netherworld. After waking up from a two year "nap" and discovering that his father, King Krichevskoy, has died some time ago, Laharl sets upon claiming the throne for himself. Laharl is cocky, spoiled, and quick-tempered. How much of this is real and how much of it is a front he puts up to feel powerful is a question that most of his vassals ponder. He also has a physical aversion towards optimism and well-endowed women.
  • Abdicate the Throne: In the Item God 2 ending, Laharl decides he is not ready to be Overlord yet and hands the title over to Etna.
  • Accidental Misnaming: He is not very fond of the pet name "Harlie" Jennifer decided to give him. Not like it'll stop her from calling him that.
  • Aesop Amnesia: He goes back to his Noble Demon Card-Carrying Villain self in his subsequent appearances, though they've mostly been cameos.
    • He seems to be aware that he is under the influence of this trope as of Absence of Justice.
    Laharl: This series treats me worse and worse with each passing game. I demand a valid explanation for this.
  • All There in the Manual: In the games' canon, his aversion to busty women is played for many laughs and jokes at his expense. The novels, though not canon to the games, paint a much darker story; Laharl's aversion to busty women was instilled into him by his aunt, a well-endowed demon who abused him quite severely after his mother's death (for a century's worth, no less), on the account that no one with human blood should take the throne of the Overlord.
    • D2 appears to retcon this, as it's strongly implied his phobia is due to the fact that the buxom Rainier used to babysit him, and her idea of how to make an infant sleep is to smother him into unconsciousness with her considerable assets.
      • However, according to the D2 special edition artwork, it's implied that Rainier could very well be lying to Laharl to get Laharl to let his guard down around her.
  • Allergic to Love: In episode 5, Laharl actually loses statistics when lustful demons accost him with words of encouragement, love, and kindness.
  • Aloof Big Brother: To Sicily in Disgaea D2, though it's justified since he doubts she's actually his sister. He subtly grows out of this, even before learning he actually is Sicily's brother.
  • Always Someone Better
    • When fought in the second game, he's level 1200 compared to Etna's intial level of 1000, showing that he's still stronger than his wayward vassal despite the latter gaining power that surpasses the average Overlord. Of course the script gets flipped on him once Rozalin awakens as Overlord Zenon and utterly trounces him.
    • He's quotes this trope word for word and attempts to invoke it upon Zed in Disgaea 6's post-game.
  • Anti-Villain: According to him, since he's a Card-Carrying Villain with some good traits. Though given the Blue-and-Orange Morality of demons, he has skewed views. In practice, he's an Jerk with a Heart of Gold Anti-Hero.
  • Annoying Laugh: Etna thinks so; "Ugh, that stupid laugh...".
  • Backstory: Laharl was born of the Queen, wife of the King Krichevskoy; Overlord of the Netherworld. Krichevskoy was so thrilled by his son's birth that he froze the ocean. Laharl was raised with love and care, and his mother preached to him about love regularly. He was also scolded by his mother whenever he did something bad, because she wanted to raise him to be a kind boy. He became greatly attached to his parents, especially his mother, but one day, he was infected with a rare and deadly disease that could not be cured by normal means. The life of one who loved him was required to save him; the Queen took her own life to do just that, despite Krichevskoy's effort to stop her. From that point on, Laharl hated and repressed the feeling and concept of love because it was his mother's love for him that drove her to kill herself. This repression of love was so strong that he did not even mourn his mother's death, but shut away his feeling of sorrow. He also became physically averse to the love phrases his mother had preached to him. Laharl came to distance himself from his father, going so far as to claim he hated him, but lived a comfortable life at the Overlord's Castle ordering and complaining to the servants at his own leisure. One day after his 1310th birthday, Laharl decided to take a 10-day nap, meanwhile, Tyrant Overlord Baal attacked the Netherworld and Krichevskoy had to use up all his energy to seal him. Later, Etna poisoned Laharl at Maderas's command, causing Laharl to sleep for over two years. Etna eventually woke him up and told him about his father's demise. Sequentially, Laharl went on a quest to become the Overlord.
  • Bad Boss: In chapter eight, he speculates that maybe making the prinnies work 20 hours a day with no days off was a bit harsh.
    • In Disgaea Infinite, when he thinks one of them tried to kill him, he gives them a Sadistic Choice between working for free, or if they try to run, he'll force them to work while TAKING their money.
  • Badass Adorable: Emotionally vulnerable, cute as a button, and as of a cameo in Zettai Hero Project, is apparently strong enough to burn modern-day Earth to the ground.
  • Badass Arm-Fold: Default pose.
  • Barbie Doll Anatomy: Laharl's chest is always completely exposed, but is never drawn with nipples.
  • Battle Cry: "Ora! Here I come!" "Wha! Ha! Bite the dust!" "Here I come! Haaahahahaha!" "Die".
  • Beautiful Singing Voice: While changed into a girl, she claims to have this. Given she was able to give a concert that outperformed a literal Idol Singer, it might not be just another overinflated boast.
  • Beneath the Mask: Laharl tries his very best to be completely perceived as an evil demon, but his more positive qualities, like his forgiving, noble, and strangely kind nature, are regularly provoked to the surface throughout the game.
  • Berserk Button:
    • You do not sacrifice your life to save another's, especially his, regardless of your rank or status in his Netherworld. Period. The consequences for doing so are dire to both friend and foe, to say the least.
    • While he definitely thinks of himself as the superior Overlord, Laharl still clearly holds his father in very high regard, and using Krichevskoy's name in vain is a guaranteed invitation for a beatdown, as Garungun would find out the hard way when attempting to pass off a random prinny as a reborn Krichevskoy.
    Laharl: "Etna. Do it."
    • If his voice-only cameo in Soul Nomad & the World Eaters is anything to go by, taking the title of Overlord lightly seems to be a minor one, claiming he had to work like hell to earn his position.
  • Bad Liar: All his attempts to hide his nicer side. Nobody ever buys it; even Flonne sees through him.
  • BFS: Most artwork depicts him as carrying one that's bigger than he is.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Subtly develops one towards Sicily even before learning she really is his sister. Flonne and Etna pick up, nearly instantly, that Laharl really does love her a lot, even though he constantly pretends like she's just another person who happens to hang around the castle, and goes above and beyond to keep her happy while trying poorly to keep up his jerk facade.
    • When Virunga tells Sicily she has no choice but to immediately return to Celestia, he outstretches his hand and tells her to come. Laharl then just walks up, bats his hand away, and lectures him about how he doesn't even care about what she wants. When Virunga continues to demand that Laharl and the others allow Sicily to leave, Laharl's basic answer is to try and take her from him. As one would expect, Virunga gets his butt kicked.
  • Big Sister Worship: Towards Etna. She's not his real sister, but she was practically raised by his father and the nature of their relationship is very similar to that of siblings. His worship of her is not obvious, but it's implied that he craves recognition and respect from her. She, on the other hand, seems to see him as a Annoying Younger Sibling.
    • A good example would be how she got him to find Aramis' pet zombie by saying that she'd never acknowledge him as Overlord if he refused to help.
  • Blush Sticker: Baby Laharl, drawn by the series artist Takehito Harada.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: Canonically, his height is four feet and five inches tall — not that anyone would pick up on that if his impressively-sized ego was all they were measuring.
  • Break the Haughty: The ending where Flonne was sentenced to be a flower for all eternity because of Laharl can be seen as this. Even the Normal Ending where he sacrifices his life to save Flonne counts, though it's a lesser example.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Laharl's got some strange ideas of what it means to be an Overlord. If money is needed, it's time to loot some noble's mansion note . Assassin angels/Love Freaks are potential recruits. Laughing evilly on a regular basis is a requirement. Ideal Overlord tasks are making it rain pepper so the humans will sneeze their nostrils out or deprive children of their sleep by giving them addictive video games. Heroes should not just be defeated; enslavement is the way to go. Granted, demon standards of evil lie on this level generally, anyways — Laharl's theme song proclaims not washing his hands after going to the bathroom and playing with fire as pillars of wickedness.
  • But Now I Must Go: In the ending you get if you've beaten the Item God 2, it looks like Laharl has killed Lamington, but it turns out he's still alive. Mid-Boss comes and explains the situation and Flonne is returned to normal. Laharl declares that if he acted so quickly in anger, he is not ready to be the Overlord, and teleports away.
  • Butt-Monkey: More so in the light novels, but he still has some moments in the game as well.
  • Byronic Hero: A comedic version.
  • Cape Wings: According to The World of Disgaea artbook, Laharl had this ability with his scarf, though it never made it into the game. It does show up in the Makai Senki Disgaea anime, though you have to wonder how he managed to take down a space armada without the ability to fly.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: "...The pendant is telling me that my heart is wicked. That's good to know." When someone who has evil in their heart touches the pendant, it will burn them. Vulcanus was burned by it after he stole it from Flonne in the same episode, and unlike Laharl, it was too hot for him to even hold onto.
  • A Child Shall Lead Them: About halfway through the game, he becomes the Overlord, and even though he is 1313 years old, he appears to be mentally and physically about 13.
  • Colony Drop: His ultimate exclusive skill, Meteor Impact.
  • Conveniently an Orphan: It's convenient for the plot, but not much else.
  • Crazy Consumption: After tasting Hanako's delicious food, he thinks she used Zombie Juice to make it so good. Hanako takes this as an insult.
  • Crossdressing Voices: He's voiced by Barbara Goodson and Kaori Mizuhashi.
  • Crutch Character: He can solo the entire main story if you grind a bit, but this is not the way to conquer the bonus content.
  • Cultured Badass: Yes, believe it or not. Laharl does indeed know how to be sophisticated and how to behave himself at formal affairs.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: He gives one to the Disgaea 2 party during the main storyline, and is on the receiving end of one just afterwards when he unknowingly awakens Rozalin's Superpowered Evil Side.
  • Cute Is Evil: Cute? You bet! Evil? He likes to think so.
  • Cute Little Fangs/Fangs Are Evil: In his default state and less negative emotions, his fangs seem small and adds to his cute look, but when he's pissed off, his mouth will open wide and reveal two fangs that, more than anything else, resemble shark teeth.
  • D-Cup Distress: When he turns into a girl, Laharl frequently complains about his chest. Etna cheerfully offers to "help" him...
  • Dark and Troubled Past: You wouldn't expect it from a Disgaea game, but the novels say otherwise.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He has his moments.
  • Death by Despair: When Sicily sacrifices herself in one of D2's bad endings he is overcome with grief and simply waits at the spot that she disappears until he dies.
  • Deceased Parents Are the Best: Laharl's mother was a loving woman and his father a righteous man — both conveniently dead. Deconstructed in that his mother's death had a hugely negative impact on him and his father, being reincarnated as Mid-Boss, is by technicality still alive.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: Most of the characters join him this way, but he always claims it's to make use of their skills as his vassals. He refuses to acknowledge that his decisions were influenced by friendship, love, or otherwise.
  • Defrosting Ice King: He starts out distant, constantly irritable, and condescending, but eventually warms up to Flonne and Etna.
  • Demoted to Extra: Over the years, Etna and Flonne have appeared in more spinoffs while Laharl has fewer significant appearances. He seems aware of this, as in a trailer for Disgaea D2, he protests Etna and Flonne proclaiming themselves the main characters of the game and proudly proclaims it's his turn in the spotlight again.
  • Determinator: His superior persistence is one of the attributes he is the most proud of. He won't let anything get in the way of what he wants.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: 10 years after the game in the novels, Laharl manages to deliver a completely one-sided beatdown to Baal, and for additional humiliation, let his team of prinnies loose on Baal after his defeat. It's not Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu anymore — more like Did You Just Sue Cthulhu For Ten Billion HLs and Make Him Your Slave?
  • Dodge the Bullet: In Disgaea 2, Etna and Flonne get pissed at Laharl for various reasons and attack him with swords and guns. He dodges all of the initial blows, though just barely, and shows off some nice footwork. He does this occasionally in Disgaea Infinite as well.
  • Dominant Species Genes: Laharl's mother was human, but his status as a Half-Human Hybrid is never brought up in the games (though it is in the novels), he exhibits all of the traits of demons, and like all Overlords he's extremely powerful.
  • Don't You Dare Pity Me!: "Don't give me that look of pity. I just had a bad concussion. Bad enough that I lost my memory of getting a concussion."
  • Double Entendre: Laharl has a bad habit of claiming to do things (often bad things) to another person's body without realizing that his words can be interpreted differently. Etna often lampshades it.
  • Dramatic Wind: Wind follows Laharl constantly during battle, making his scarf billow. Interestingly, it has become a tradition among Disgaea main characters to have a Dramatic Wind following them during battle.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: In Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness, many demons aren't even aware he's the overlord, and the Krichevskoy Group doesn't even take him for a threat.
  • The Dutiful Son: He wasn't even aware that he had any siblings until Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness, but Vyers calls him "quite the dutiful son" in the manga, which is very true; Lahal is quite devoted to his duty as per his heritage.
  • Elemental Punch: His Blazing Knuckle move is fire-based and runs off his physical attack stat.
  • Emotionally Tongue-Tied: "C, congra-... Aghh! I said, congratulations!".
  • Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: Even at his worst, he doesn't deny he loved his mom.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Despite being a Card-Carrying Villain who loves to plunder and kill everything, there are several lines Laharl will never cross. Case in point, Jennifer's sex-ed and initial assumption that she's going to be violated by demons., and he actually takes offense to accusations of demons as tentacle monsters.
    • Despite the fact that most demons approve of underhanded tactics, Laharl considers taking hostages low-class and brushes off the Krichevskoy Group's suggestion of using Sicily as a hostage against the angels in Disgaea D2.
  • Evil Eyebrows: Different from normal evil eyebrows in that each look like a straight line, but they have the same effect as it makes him look perpetually angry even though he is not. He usually sports an ambiguous smile and acts rather content, but he's chronically irritable and never stays content for long.
  • Evil Laugh: "Laughing is very important to an Overlord!"
  • Signature Laugh: A high-pitched "Ahhh-hahahahaha!"
  • Evil Overlord: In training.
  • The Evil Prince: Laharl thinks he is this; he even claims he was ready to dethrone his father before he went and croaked on his own. Of course, that only applies for a certain level of evil.
  • Exposed to the Elements: Laharl is one of the least dressed characters NIS has ever created, yet he never makes any remarks about changing temperatures, despite adventuring to parched lakes of lava and frozen tundras.
  • Expressive Ears: They move ever so slightly along with his mood.
  • Expressive Hair: Laharl's antennas changes shape according to his current emotion. For example, they will curl up in shape when Laharl is lightly surprised, sharpen if he is annoyed and be perfectly erect if he is angry.
  • Expressive Accessory: Like his antennas, his scarf will change shape in accordance with his mood.
  • Fantastic Racism: Laharl is a victim of this in the novels, where his aunt and uncle organize a resistance against his reign because he is half-human.
  • Fetal Position Rebirth: In the opening art of the game, Laharl can be seen sleeping in a loose fetal position floating in a void under the Red Moon, and in the Red Moon chapter, Laharl is figuratively reborn by rediscovering love.
  • Flaming Meteor: Laharl's recurring attack Meteor Impact is always depicted this way.
  • Food as Bribe: In Prinny 2, it is confirmed he loves snacks and he will even help the Prinnies out in exchange for sweets.
  • Freaky Fashion, Mild Mind: Laharl simply wears a scarf and short shorts, making it look like he is confused about what season it is. Subverted when it turns out he's still not exactly mild, but in a completely different way than he exhibits through his appearance.
  • Friendless Background: When Laharl was asleep for two years, people just assumed that he was dead or simply forgot about him. No one cares beyond that, except Etna who wanted to use him for her own gain, and one of his vassals who expressed disappointment that she didn't get to use the grave she dug for him.
  • Gender Bender: In A Brighter Darkness, the Celestia flowers blooming in the Netherworld have the side effect of turning him into a well-endowed woman. This only lasts a whole episode, and, her new looks causes Laharl to get a lot of popularity in the Netherworld (only as female Laharl, though).
  • Generation Xerox: Laharl's father does his best to invoke this trope, by working with Lamington to have Laharl become best friends with an angel of high expectations like himself and further the work to unite the Netherworld and Celestia that he started. It is also mentioned that Laharl and King Krichevskoy are rather similar. Laharl probably inherited his big ego from his father.
  • Glory Seeker: He desires to be respected and looked up to, and absolutely hates to be disrespected.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: Laharl sports bright yellow eyes when extremely annoyed and glowing red eyes when agonized or enraged,
  • Good Hurts Evil: Being horribly allergic to love and optimism makes Laharl Disgaea's prominent example of this, but any evil being can be hurt by Flonne's pendant, light or dark.
  • Greed: No one is touching his allowance, even if it is vassals late for their paychecks, and he has been called stingy by Etna several times.
  • Hair Antennae: Deliberately styled to make himself look taller.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: It would be easier to create a list of things that don't annoy him.
  • Hairstyle Inertia: Laharl may have been born with his current hairstyle if his baby picture from Takehito Harada is any indication.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: His mother is human, but most people still refer to him as a demon, if only for convenience's sake. Oddly, his half-human status is never even mentioned in the games proper, though in the novels it's an important part of his Backstory.
  • Hates Being Alone: Possesses some severe abandonment issues thanks to the death of his mother.
  • Hates Being Touched: It's never stated directly that he hates to be touched, but the few times someone has approached him closely, he has reacted negatively, especially if said person is well-endowed.
  • Hates Their Parent: He openly acknowledges that he hates his dad note , while he really liked his mother.
  • Heartbroken Badass: Too young to fall in love, but he is absolutely devastated in the end because of Flonne's fate. How bad it turns out depends on the ending you get.
  • Heavy Sleeper: In the intro to the first game, Laharl wakes up from a two-year nap, with Etna violently waking him up. Said nap was due to poison by Etna, but considering that he initially meant for it to be a ten-day nap, he's still playing the trope straight. She had tried to wake him up by attacking him with various deadly weapons, even when it took over a year to wake him up, and it did not seem to hurt him the slightest.
  • Hereditary Hairstyle: Sicily has the same hair antennae as him.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: He does genuinely care about Flonne and Etna, and later Sicily, even if he won't admit it.
  • His Story Repeats Itself: Sacrifice seems to be very a common theme with Laharl. When he was inflicted with a deadly disease, his mother sacrificed her life to cure him, causing him to reject love altogether. At the end of the game, he watches Flonne sacrifice her life so that he and the rest will not suffer Lamington's punishment, causing him to lash out at the Seraph. Then, after defeating the Seraph, Laharl attempts to sacrifice his life to bring Flonne back, though whether or not he does so depends on the ending (canonically, Flonne is revived thanks to Laharl sparing Lamington despite his anger).
    • In Disgaea D2, Sicily attempts to offer her life to Xenolith for the safety of the other angels, but Laharl refuses to let her do it. Laharl even notes that she's acting just like their mother. Sadly, if the player gets one of the bad endings, Sicily sacrifices her life to stabilize the Netherworld despite Laharl pleading to her not to.
  • Hopeless Boss Fight: The first fight with him in Disgaea 2; he's level 1200, making him the strongest enemy encountered during the main story.
  • Hostile Show Take Over: Attempts this in Disgaea 2, but by that point the cast is strong enough to defeat him.
  • Hot-Blooded: Comes along with his Card-Carrying Villain status; he's quick to anger, has a massive ego, and can often get hammy in his remarks.
  • How Dare You Die on Me!: Laharl's reaction to Flonne's death in the ending. "You're going to abandon me, like my mother did? I didn't give you permission! Is this what you call love? If it is, then I'll never believe in love! Ever!"
  • Humble Hero: Mostly inverted, but he has a unusual tendency to become embarrassed when praised:
    Hmph... Quit complimenting me so much. It's embarrassing.
  • Humongous Mecha: The Laharl Kaiser V as Disgaea 4 DLC.
  • I Miss Mom: He never says it, but he obviously does.
  • Informed Deformity: For a kid who likes to brag that he doesn't brush his teeth, his toothy grin (As pictured above) is quite clean.
  • I Was Just Passing Through: Laharl regularly insists that his less-than-evil actions are mostly for his own convenience. Nobody buys it.
  • Invincible Hero: In the anime, the only time he's ever presented being in any danger of losing is due to his Weaksauce Weakness to Fanservice and optimistic talk, which is in a scene played humorously. Every other fight, he's unstoppable.
  • Impossibly Cool Clothes: His scarf. Good luck trying to replicate that one in real life.
  • Improbable Age: Even though he is mentally and physically 13 in demon years, he rules the Netherworld, but he manages quite nicely, all things considered.
  • Inadequate Inheritor: His father thought he was this at the time of his death, so he had asked Etna to make sure Laharl became a great Overlord. Everyone seems to think Laharl is incompetent because he is such a Royal Brat, but the good news is that Laharl is better than he initially lets on.
    • This becomes a big plot point in Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness where a group of former vassals plans to have him removed and constantly compare him to Krichevskoy.
  • Ineffectual Loner: Never willingly alone, but absolutely miserable when he is.
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: Different in that he does think highly of himself, but is desperately afraid of others thinking less of him.
  • Innocent Prodigy: Despite usually having an incredibly selective attention and tending towards naivety, he does have his moments of depth and contemplation where he displays his intelligence.
  • Insufferable Genius: Laharl really is as powerful as he lets on, and when placed in a difficult situation, he will beat his way out of it.
  • Irony: Laharl has gynophobia tailored specifically to well-endowed women, so what should he become when he goes through his Gender Bender?
  • It's All About Me: "Everyone, pay attention to me!"
  • It's All My Fault: Upon hearing that Sicily was born in Celestia as a Demon Angel because of their mother's sacrifice and that her status made her an outcast, Laharl recognized that it was his fault for everything Sicily went through and even tells Sicily that she should be angry at him. He does this to also deflect any resentment Sicily might have against their mother for her sacrifice. Luckily, Sicily doesn't resent her mother at all and is happy that her brother lives.
  • Jack of All Stats: In his base game, all of Laharl's weapon proficiencies are A-rank, save for a B-rank with Staves and C-rank with Guns. He also has 100% aptitude in all stats, letting him fit comfortably into any role. Sequels nudge him into being a sword-using physical attacker.
  • Just a Kid: Etna uses this trope to call him out on his emotional immaturity, while Gordon and Jennifer are in disbelief that the overlord appears to be a thirteen-year-old boy.
  • Just the First Citizen: While he's the Overlord ruler of the Netherworld, he's usually called "Prince" by many of his vassals, who are still used to thinking of him this way. He doesn't seem to mind.
  • Keet: Normally not seen, but when he becomes the Overlord, he immediately begins shouting excitedly "Overlord! Overlord! Overlord!" and as his first act practices his Evil Laugh for hours on end.
  • Kid Hero: A physically and mentally 13-year-old Noble Demon protagonist.
  • Lamarck Was Right: Just as Laharl is able to hijack a meteor for his final attack, Meteor Impact, Mid Boss aka King Krichevskoy is able to drive a crescent moon into his enemies. Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten also shows that Laharl inherited the Blazing Knuckles attack from his father, though his father's attack uses ice instead.
  • Large Ham: Especially in the dub. Boy! Rita Repulsa must've a son with her voice.
  • Laws of Genderbending: Girl Laharl averts all three:
    • First: In D2, it only lasts for one chapter. In all her other appearances, her biggest priority is to find a way to turn back into a male again.
    • Second: She constantly complains about how she hates her busty body and says it only gets in the way of fighting. She also doesn't like that she's more popular as a female.
    • Third: She still acts like the same Laharl we know, but with debilitating body consciousness.
  • Lean and Mean: Not to an extreme, but Laharl's waist is disturbingly thin; it's even thinner than his female companions.
  • Leitmotif: An Ode to Lord Laharl, and arguably, Disgaea.
  • Like Parent, Like Spouse: With Flonne. See Loving a Shadow below.
  • Lonely Rich Kid: His parents are dead, he is implied to have a vast fortune in money, he is implied to have no close friends other than Etna and Flonne, and according to Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories he has severe abandonment issues.
  • Loving a Shadow: It is mentioned that Flonne is very similar to Laharl's mother, and there is quite a lot of ship teasing between the two.
  • The Magnificent: In English, Laharl calls himself "The great Laharl" and the like, instead of "ore-sama" like in Japanese.
  • Meaningful Name: In addition to the volcano Theme Naming, Laharl's name means flow of mud from a volcano and the guy who fathered him is named after a real volcano (as a matter of fact, Laharl's name is the only demon part of the volcano Theme Naming that is not named after a volcano). This makes sense because of how Laharl is in comparison to his father.
  • Memento MacGuffin: In the novels, Laharl's mother used to wear a scarf that is very similar to his own. It's never stated that he inherited the scarf from his mother, but knowing Laharl, it's probably not a coincidence.
  • Momma's Boy: He would have most likely become this had his mother still been alive. Her death had a huge impact on him; he went beyond mourning her death by denying the very emotion that symbolizes the bond between them, love, and he falls ill every time someone just mentions the words she used to preach to him.
  • Mona Lisa Smile: His default expression is a coy smirk.
  • Mood-Swinger: He has 13 different moods that he drasticly swings between. Justified since such drastic mood swings are perfectly normal for a teenager. Not an extreme example, because all of the moods have recognizable causes and they are of a wide spectrum, not just extremes.
  • Ms. Fanservice: When transformed into a girl he looks like a supermodel, much to the ire of Flonne and Etna.
  • Multi-Slot Character: In 5 and 6, his female form is a separate character from her male form.
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: Does it look like he can lift his own BFS? Some weapons he can carry would probably weigh more than he does.
  • My Eyes Are Leaking: "What's this, a tear?...I didn't know I could shed tears."
  • The Napoleon: The character notes in the World of Disgaea artbook even declare that he has a Napoleon complex.
  • Nice Mean And In Between: He strikes a nice balance between Flonne's nice and Etna's mean, although it takes some Character Development to get to this status. Despite his belief that he's mean to the core, he frequently displays throughout his adventure that he is nowhere near the heartless demon he thinks he is, and is certainly nowhere near Etna's level of cruelity, but at the same time far less kind than Flonne.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: His reaction to Gordon firing a raygun at maximum power in the novels? "It tickles." Etna also claimed that 5 shots from a rocket launcher, 4 missiles at point-blank distance, and 3 X-ray beam cannons did absolutely nothing to him. However, he can still be injured by high-powered and magic-imbued weapons.
    • In the games, Laharl is Made of Diamond, easily shaking off physical abuse from Flonne and Etna, even heavy abuse after a few hours nap, without a single scratch and talking like he did not even feel pain. He also has been shown to be able to be in the vicinity of his own planet-busting attack as of Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories.
  • No Sympathy: When Flonne tells him she is dying from the loss of her pendant and asks Laharl for help, his response is he does not care and he would not mind using violence against her even in this weak state. Old? Maimed? Diseased? Does not matter! She provokes him to help her nevertheless.
  • Noble Demon: Despite his claims to the contrary, he isn't particularly evil, and he never does anything truly heinous (except maybe abusing Prinnies; but hey, everyone does that. Just ask Etna), but he denies it adamantly.
  • Nobody Touches the Hair: Laharl is a sensitive about his hair.
  • Noodle Incident: You never do figure out what that embarrassing picture was about.
  • Odd Friendship: With Flonne.
  • An Odd Place to Sleep: Laharl sleeps in a coffin, despite not being a vampire.
    • Though being just reminded of his father makes him change his mind about killing Hoggmeiser and stealing all of his stuff; that is a lot of positive influence wielded by the guy he supposedly hates. Also, Krichevskoy does not appear to believe Laharl when he claims he hates him in the flashback, he seems to simply dismiss it for an act to appear demonic and that Laharl will have to grow out of it one day.
    • Thursday lampshades this when he and Gordon find his mother's picture stashed in his drawer in Disgaea Infinite.
  • Older Alter Ego: Downplayed, but apparent. His female form is taller (even using a larger sprite when deployed) and looks more physically mature than his male form's "approximately 13" appearance, to the point that "she" seems to be roughly equivalent to a 16-year-old human. She also acts more mature, losing a lot of the bratty and hammy aspects of his male form's personality, most notably the Signature Laugh.
  • One-Man Army: Single-handedly made mincemeat out of 2,000,000 spaceships. While holding back. And in the field, his exclusive skills do huge damage over large areas, and with a good equipment set-up and some healing items, he can solo entire maps until the post-game.
  • Orgasmically Delicious: When Laharl gets his hands on Super Rare Pudding in Disgaea Infinite, he expresses its deliciousness with extreme delight and even has a hallucination of himself walking on a road of puddings in space! Justified because he had been starving himself to fully enjoy the pudding all day long.
  • Orphan's Ordeal: When Laharl lost his mother is unknown, but the negative, though unusual, impact it had on him follows him in plain sight like a shadow.
  • Otaku: Laharl loves video games according to Prinny 2. The intro for Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories also has him watching a TV playing the intro.
  • Overnight Age-Up: Not only does he undergo a Gender Bender overnight, but he's also noticeably more mature-looking, having become a woman rather than a girl-version of himself. It's worth noting that artwork depicts this form as being a head taller than the 4'10'' (149cm) teenage Etna and an NPC will comment on how much taller he's become.
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: Most promotional art will usually depict him with a sword and his stats and weapon proficiency seem geared toward this. In-game, however, he's decent with any melee-type weapon and bows.
  • Paralyzing Fear of Sexuality: Only hinted at, but he is completely thrown off by The Talk, a girl just saying she is going to the bathroom, and the slightest hint that Flonne or Etna thinks of him more than a friend. Combined with hints of Hates Being Touched, the lifestyle of a Celibate Hero, and the fears of Why Did It Have To Be Sexy Women, it's plausible.
  • Percussive Maintenance: This is how Laharl wanted to deal with Mr. DVD Player in Disgaea Infinite when Flonne was upset because it will not play her Blu-ray Disc. "I'm sure a smack or two will fix everything."
  • Person of Mass Destruction: He becomes this if you beat him during the story mode of Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories or if you get his ending in Zettai Hero Project.
  • Picky Eater: According to the Prinnies, he tends to complain about his food tasting bland.
  • Pintsized Powerhouse: No bigger than 4'5'' (135cm), but is the strongest demon in his own Netherworld nonetheless. Cameo appearances also put him at the higher end of the Overlord power spectrum.
  • Precious Photo: Laharl has a picture of his mother hidden in his room.
  • Pretty Little Headshots: Laharl gets shot in the head by Etna at the start of Etna Mode; we never get to see the wound, but the lack of severity of it is magnified by the fact that Laharl simply sleeps it off.
  • Pride: Laharl's most prominent flaw.
  • Pursuing Parental Perils: Being an Overlord, like his father, is the aspiration Laharl burns the most for. He sets out to make an even greater legacy than his old man.
  • Really 700 Years Old: 1313 years old. 1316 in later games.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Disgaea D2 is pretty much about him growing into this. When the Krichevskoy Group insists the current state of the Netherworld is due to Celestia's intervention and Flonne and Sicily refuse to believe them, Laharl, showing a surprising amount of patience, tells everyone that he has to investigate the situation first before coming to any conclusions and will retaliate against Celestia should it turn out that the angels are behind everything.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: While he normally has red eyes to begin with, they turn entirely red when he's enraged, such as when he was about to go on a Roaring Rampage of Revenge against Lamington.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Despite their hair colors, he's the red oni to Etna's blue oni.
  • Requisite Royal Regalia: Not his normal outfit seen above, but the one he is given in NIS's upcoming game Bikkuriman Kanjyuku Haoh, namely this which includes a big ass crown, ermine cape and... a candy sword?
  • Royal Brat: He initially refused to pay his vassals because that would involve spending his allowance. Also frequently confiscates Etna's desserts for his consumption.
  • Sacrificed Basic Skill for Awesome Training: Laharl trains everyday to surpass his predecessor according to The World of Disgaea, and is very capable and powerful, but he is incapable of performing mundane tasks and providing for his own needs, like food. According to the prinnies, he can't even set the VCR.
  • Scarf of Asskicking: His scarf flares like flames and it changes like it has a mind of its own. But he clearly has control over it, as it changes shape along with his mood and he has deliberately puffed it out to make him seem bigger. Most likely, A Wizard Did It.
    • The novels and the anime takes it even further and have him use it has a shield, wings, and a long hand (kinda).
    • It's also pointed out in Disgaea Infinite, when Laharl tells Raspberyl to stop tugging his awesome scarf.
  • Single Tear: For Flonne in the good ending.
  • Skilled, but Naive: Laharl puts all of his soul, mind, and power behind being a good Overlord, but lacks the experience of a leader; he has little to no idea what a good leader is supposed to do, leading him to deem important tasks as beneath him.
  • Slave to PR: He is overly concerned with his reputation and image. It's the main obstacle that keeps him from being honest about his feelings.
  • Slouch of Villainy: He does this in the credits. You can tell by his posture and grin that he has for a long time looked forward to the day that throne was his.
  • Smarter Than You Look: The Prinny that does the commentary in the port for the DS was surprised by Laharl's ample writing skill because he did not know Laharl knew how to spell.
  • Smug Super: Justified in that he really is as good as he says he is.
  • Socially Awkward Hero: Laharl would much rather fight monsters than be honest about his feelings, and he often gets into disagreements and feuds with his vassals due to his defensiveness and pride.
  • Sore Loser: Very much so, especially in Phantom Brave, where he keeps hounding Marona and Ash because he can't accept the fact that he lost to them.
  • Sour Outside, Sad Inside: Laharl never truly got over the death of his mother, causing him to lash out at love or anything resembling it. When he's all by himself, Laharl tends to be rather miserable.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Laharl looks like a recolored male version of his mother with antenna, demon ears, and angry eyes.
  • Stripperiffic: Rare Male Example. Laharl's normal outfit consists, more-or-less, of short shorts, boots, and his Scarf of Asskicking.
  • Subordinate Excuse: It is quite obvious that Laharl is fond of Etna; out of all the Demons in the Netherworld, her approval of him means the most. Having her as a vassal suits him quite well, as it requires her to be around him, without him having to actually be a friend. Though Etna seems to think he's just a spoiled brat who only thinks of himself.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: As a girl, Laharl is a lot less outwardly irritable, speaking in a more cool and softer tone compared to his usual loud and eternally angry voice. His change in gender, however, does not remove his nice side.
  • Sweat Drop: When confused.
  • Sweet Tooth: Particularly in Disgaea Infinite.
  • Take a Third Option: People who have experienced tragic events often look for someone to blame. With that in mind, one could think Laharl would have had about two options after his mother killed herself to save him. One; blame himself for her death. Or Two; blaming his mother for abandoning him. But he chose a third option; he blamed the very feeling that compelled her to do so, love, and repressed it. By doing so, he avoided sorrow and tainting his perfect image of her.
  • Take Me Instead: Laharl offering his own life to God in exchange for Flonne's.
  • Take Over the World: Laharl wants to take over the Netherworld in order to become the Overlord. He also takes over the Earth in the Overthrowing Earth ending. Taking over Celestia has crossed his mind too.
  • Team Prima Donna: Very much so.
  • They Call Me MISTER Tibbs!: "Call me "Your Highness". I am the Overlord now".
  • This Is Unforgivable!: Burning Laharl is forgivable; messing with his hair is not! Also classifies as an Ironic Echo, given that Mid-Boss, aka. King Krichevskoy, said it scenes before.
  • To Be a Master: His initial motivation.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Over the course of the original Disgaea, Laharl learns kindness from Flonne and others and by the end of the game Flonne's pendant doesn't even hurt him despite burning him earlier.
  • Trash of the Titans: In Disgaea Infinite, Laharl's room is described to be incredibly messy. If the Prinnies clean the room, it won't take long before he messes it up again.
  • True Companions: Anyone who hurts his best friends Flonne and Etna are in for a lot of pain. He might not have the guts to say he loves them, but he has no qualms about telling what a bad idea it is to mess with them, because he will not let you get away with it.
  • Tsundere: Type A towards Flonne. May also be one towards Etna, especially in Disgaea 2, though he sometimes acts more casual about it in other places. He's like this with Sicily as well. A prominent exampe being when Sicily wanted to go to a concert for Lanzarote. Laharl outright refuses without even considering it. The moment Sicily sounds dejected, Laharl completely changes his mind without explanation, saying they're all going. When Sicily thanks him, he plays it off as good to know about the enemy, and kept playing angry with Sicily being happy.
  • Tsurime Eyes: Amd rather glaring ones at that.
  • Turn the Other Cheek: Laharl is usualy quick to declare minor actions to be unforgivable, but when it turns out that Etna poisoned him in his sleep and used him as bait for her revenge against Maderas, he instantly forgives her after it is over, proclaims that he does not mind that traitorous and selfish aspect of her, and that he needs a someone like her to be his right-hand demon.
  • Unable to Cry: He claims he is unable to feel sadness and has never cried before. While this could be an example of Unreliable Expositor, when he finally sheds a single tear, he is honestly surprised. This means he has not cried for at least as long as he can remember.
  • Universally Beloved Leader: One might not think this would apply to Laharl, but according to his description in Zettai Hero Project, he is loved by his subjects.
    • Averted in Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories, where almost all of his closest vassals have left him, including the servant Prinnies, during his feud with Etna.
    • Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness (apparently set in between the first and second games) reveals that almost no one even knows he's the overlord, and his own father's vassals are conspiring against him for being an Inadequate Inheritor. He gains their respect, but it requires saving the entire Netherworld.
  • Unscrupulous Hero: While he portrays himself as a Villain Protagonist, he really falls more around this. He has no particularly heroic goals (aside from becoming the Overlord, he has no consistent objectives), and his evil is more at Poke the Poodle levels, but between Etna's prodding, Flonne's begging, and the plot coming to his door, he ends up generally being a force for good in the end. Just don't tell him that.
  • Unwanted Harem: In the novels, both Gordon and Jennifer's daughter and Flonne's little sister are in love with him, and even Etna and Flonne have a crush on him (rather surprising, since whether or not their game counterpart feel this way is VERY debatable). And the list does not end there: the girls and women who want to get into his shorts get more numerous as the novel series goes on, to Laharl's major frustration.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: It's hinted that Laharl has not always had the attitude he has now, and was a more loving child when his mother was still alive.
  • Verbal Weakness: Is crippled by pure-sounding words of encouragement.
  • Villain Protagonist: This is definitely what he seems to be pushed as at first, with his demeanor and goals and his tendency to only let up when his allies beg of him, but ultimately seems more anti-heroic towards the end of the game when he shows compassion. Perhaps he is a deconstruction of both these types of protagonist.
  • Villain Song: Ode to Laharl, his theme song. Spoofed — the lyrics are full of deeds that would more easily describe Poking The Poodle instead of Kicking The Dog.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: He apparently prefers to wear his giant scarf over putting on a shirt.
  • Warrior Prince: He's a Prince, later Overlord, of the Netherworld, who fights on the front lines against invaders.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: He is violently allergic to well-endowed women and optimistic sayings, particularly the phrase "eternal love." He gets over it eventually.
  • "Well Done, Son" Guy: While he'd never admit it out loud, Laharl seeks Etna's approval above all else.
  • What Is This Thing You Call "Love"?: He slowly learns to care about his friends.
  • Who Dares?: "What fool dares awaken me, the great Laharl?"
  • Wide Eyes and Shrunken Irises: When shocked.
  • The Worf Effect: After dominating the Disgaea 2 party, he gets curb stomped by Rozalin's Superpowered Evil Side, Zenon, showing how powerful she is.
  • Worthy Opponent: Regards Xenolith as one, admiring his strength and conviction, but not backing down when it's time to defeat him.
  • You Killed My Father:
    • Laharl is said to be the only one who has canonically defeated Baal, and continues to try to defeat him for good in several cameos. Why he bothers is not clear, but what we do know is that Baal was the cause of his father's death. Interestingly enough, Baal will always show up as an Optional Boss whenever Laharl makes an appearance.
    • Laharl's version of the battle against Baal in Makai Kingdom makes it clear. The victory ending has Etna congratulating Laharl for finally avenging Krichevskoy, while his last words in the defeat ending are essentially "I failed you, old man."
  • Young Conqueror: Switch out regular, "human" idealism with demonic idealism, and more thoughtful strategy with brute-force tactics. Though given that this is Disgaea, Violence Really Is the Answer.


Voiced by: Tomoe Hanba (JP), Amanda Winn-Lee (EN, PS2 game), Michelle Ruff (EN, all other appearances)
The Great Beauty Queen.
The Lancer and Laharl's second in command. Etna is a demon who has been working at the castle since before the Prince was born and not particularly impressed by his immaturity. She is also highly ambitious and has the tendency to transparently plot Laharl's overthrow, if only to keep him in line.
  • A-Cup Angst: She's very insecure about her lack of cleavage.
  • Age-Inappropriate Dress: She might be 1470, but she looks no older than 14, so her Stripperiffic black leather outfit is doomed to turn some heads.
  • Almighty Janitor: Technically, Etna is considered a "Demon Lord" class; she "hacked" it to "Beauty Queen". However, it is pointed out in Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories that her strength is the same as an Overlord's.
  • Anti-Hero: Almost completely heartless in the beginning, though played for laughs. She mellows a little after she regains her memories.
  • Arson, Murder, and Admiration/Arson Murder And Life Saving: "You tried to poison me in my sleep... You used me as bait for your revenge... What kind of vassal are you? ...But! But, I don't mind that side of you. A true demon is always full of ambition and aims for the top. As King, I'll need a right-hand demon like you under my command." Laharl to Etna.
  • Aww Look They Really Do Love Each Other: Though she thinks Laharl will never measure up to his father as Overlord, deep down, she ensures he is on the right track whenever it feels like he's veering off track.
  • Badass Adorable: Sadistic personality aside, she's a cute young-looking demon with power on par with that of an Overlord.
  • Bad Boss: Even as far as demons go, Etna is an infamously terrible boss to the Prinny Squad, and they are terrified of her anger. She thinks nothing of throwing them at enemies to detonate them as an attack, occasionally sits on one for a seat, and withholds their pay on a whim. She also makes it a rule that if they lose a fight she'll kill them herself, telling them this so they'll fight harder out of desperation.
  • Barefoot Poverty: As a child, along with rags.
  • Battle Cry: "Drop dead! Punk!" "Call me queen." "Seeya! Go! Drop dead!" "Punk!" "Eat this!".
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: The main reason for her loyalty to the late King Krichevskoy. She also tends to be much nicer to Laharl when he's nice to her.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: Between her and Laharl, especially in Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories and Disgaea Infinite.
  • Beneath the Mask: Etna's Diary shows the player a hidden, morose layer to Etna. For example, after Maderas' defeat, Laharl forgives Etna. Up front, Etna acts very nonchalant about the whole thing, but if you read her diary afterwards, she was convinced that Laharl was going to kill her and doesn't understand why he forgave her so easily.
  • Berserk Button: EXCUSE ME FOR BEING FLAT!!
    • Don't touch her sweets, especially if your name is Laharl. And if she notices you with her panties...
    • Krichevskoy is practically her father to her, so taking his name in vain is a very good way to piss her off, as Garungun finds out when he tries to make a random Prinny the new Krichevskoy.
    Keep playing with Krichevskoy's name, and you'll suffer a very slow and painful death, got it?!
  • Bondage Is Bad: "Not that I have a bottle fetish or anything."
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: Etna is both powerful and wise enough to be the Overlord, but as Etna Mode (where she ultimately decides it is not worth it) and the Prinny games (where she leaves the position open even though Laharl is a Prinny) have exemplifed, is too irresponsible and lacks the drive to do it. She does get the job in the anime and in the normal ending of the game... and then complains about it being so much work!
  • The Chew Toy: When she joins you in the second game. She even remarks that she's had nothing but bad luck after encountering Adell and company.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Etna's diary has some very interesting things to say about Laharl's father and mother...
  • Comedic Sociopathy: Objectively, she engages in some really cruel acts. But somehow it only ever seems to be directed at Chew Toys or characters who are Made of Iron.
  • Conflicting Loyalty: Etna has great loyalty to King Krichevskoy, so great in fact that it remained with her even when she lost her memory. But she also made a promise to him; to protect Laharl and make sure he becomes a great Overlord, which may or may not be more than Etna can stand.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Bright red hair and bright red eyes.
  • Cute Little Fangs: She has one, fittingly for a young(-looking) demon with a mischievous personality.
  • Cynic–Idealist Duo: The cynic to Flonne's idealist. Flonne firmly believes that even demons are capable of love while Etna scoffs at the very idea. Flonne does get Etna to lighten up at least a tiny bit on the subject.
  • Dark Action Girl: In the games.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Very sarcastic and snarky, at all times.
  • Dragon Ascendant: In some endings, and the end of the anime.
  • Early-Installment Weirdness: A minor example, but despite being shown using guns in a few cutscenes and outright specializing them Makai Kingdom, she only has a C in Gun proficiency in the first game, and it's the lowest out of all the weapons. Every game afterwards give her an A in Guns.
  • Easily Forgiven: Laharl actually compliments her for going behind his back and using him. As detailed above under Beneath the Mask, Etna brushes it off but in secret doesn't understand how he could forgive her so easily.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: In Etna mode, despite her usual treatment of Flonne, who she found annoying, she's disgusted when she finds how Vulcanus manipulated and almost killed her after gaining her trust.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Played With in regards to Laharl, as while he's not "good" per se, she still struggles to understand some of his nicer moments. The best example of this is after her betrayal is revealed, Etna acts calm about the situation up front but her diary reveals that she was sure he would kill her and doesn't understand why he spared her.
  • Evil Redhead: Why don't you ask the Prinnies what they think Etna's place on the morality scale is?
  • Expressive Accessory: The Prinny bags she has in Disgaea 2. For example, when Etna is angry, the visible bag will look scared.
  • Faux Action Girl: In the anime, in which she also needs to rely on Laharl to do any fighting she wants. This is in spite of her being perfectly capable of fighting, although she finally joins fights for real (albeit offscreen) during the last episode against a bunch of demons summoned by Vulcanus.
  • Fetishized Abuser: Her abusive nature toward the Prinnies and anyone who pisses her off is played to add to her overall appeal...but also for laughs.
  • Fille Fatale: This seems to be the type of woman Etna is, and had she been older-looking she could have been a Femme Fatale.
  • Fiery Redhead: Especially in Disgaea 2.
  • Fist Pump: Etna uses this pose when she is pissed off.
  • Friend to All Children: Etna appears to have an easy time befriending children like Aramis and Hanako, and seems to genuinely care about them. This extends to the novels, even though Aramis does not appear in them, where Etna shows concern for Laharl's cousin Shas.
  • Girlish Pigtails: If anything, they indicate her nature as a tsundere and all-around almighty brat.
  • Gotta Kill Them All: Etna has a "To Kill List", guess which character is on the top?note 
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Etna was envious of the Queen receiving all the love from her husband, and then of the unconditional love King Krichevskoy felt for Laharl and even hated him.
    I hated the Prince... I envied the Prince...
  • Groin Attack: Etna told Flonne about the time she kicked a man "right there" in a passing comment.
  • Happy-Ending Massage:
    • In Laharl's cameo in Prinny, Etna seems to reference this when she claims that Laharl is going to massage her SO hard, adding in that she might teach him some new tricks. Laharl was currently a Prinny atoning for his sins after a reincarnation.
    • She makes a Prinny massage her in the Drama CD as well. If you don't know what is going on, it sounds just like what you would think it would sound like.
  • Hairstyle Inertia: Young Etna also had pigtails.
  • Hell-Bent for Leather: She's always wearing something leather.
  • Her Code Name Was "Mary Sue": She really loves doing this with her crazy episode previews. Laharl and Vyers provide snark, whereas Flonne plays along and CAPTAIN GORDON, DEFENDER OF EARTH! tries to steal the spotlight.
  • Heroic Comedic Sociopath: Etna casually snarks about killing Laharl and endlessly abuses her Prinnies even as she saves the Netherworld.
  • Hidden Depths: Etna gets very melancholic while she reminisces about the past and writes in her diary.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: Sure, she'll stab Laharl in the back some day (it's in her job description as a Demon, after all), but that aside, she's genuinely fond of him and Flonne, who are for all intents and purposes her best friends. Her friendship with Laharl, due to his own Hidden Heart of Gold status, however, often leads to them being Vitriolic Best Buds anyways.
    • Similarly, in Disgaea D2, despite brushing off Xenolith's claim that she's his sister and generally acting like she doesn't care about him, she chews him out for accepting death when he is dragged into the earth.
  • Hopeless Boss Fight: When fighting her in Disgaea 2, she's level 1000 at a time where the player probably won't have anybody be much higher than level 20.
  • Hyper-Competent Sidekick: While Laharl isn't really stupid, he's quite immature and brash. Etna, while not without her own flaws, is more level-headed and intelligent. Laharl, to his credit, recognizes and acknowledges this, and decides it's why she's an excellent vassal.
  • Hypocritical Humor: Despite how incredibly competent Etna may be, her remarks on certain occasions can be outright conflicting. For instace:
  • Implied Love Interest: While Flonne serves this role in the first game, it leans more towards Etna in the sequel. Laharl is plenty concerned about her in the game's ending, at least... in his own way.
  • Jack of All Stats: Just like Laharl in the base game, she has 100% aptitude in all fields and an A or B-rank with all weapons except for a C-rank with Guns. Sequels more decisively establish her as specializing in spears and physical stats.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: As terrible as she is to them, she makes it a point that if one isn't strict with the Prinnies, they devolve into Lazy Bums.
  • Killed Off for Real: In a possible Bad Ending in D2.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: Maderas targeted and stole all of her memories related to King Krichevskoy and her promise to blackmail her into working for him, while leaving enough information to know they're important to make sure she complies.
  • Little Miss Badass: Her strength is on par with most adult overlords, despite being physically and mentally around fourteen at most.
  • Little Miss Snarker: Thanks to her upbringing she is Wise Beyond Her Years and a notable Deadpan Snarker.
  • Loving a Shadow: It's pretty clear that Etna adored Laharl's father, and that she appreciates the moments Laharl acts like him and tries to make Laharl even more like him. One could argue this is because King Krichevskoy was a very good Overlord, and that Etna wants Laharl to be the same, but when Etna displays less-than-minimal care for the lives of her unknown/known fellow demons, it makes her conversations with Laharl stand out.
  • Magic Skirt: Etna invokes this by belting the skirt to her hips.
  • Morality Chain: Without both Laharl and the memories of King Krichevskoy, Etna would be an even more unpleasant person, as shown in Etna Mode. With them around, she's a mere Heroic Comedic Sociopath.
  • My Eyes Are Leaking: Etna starts to cry in Etna Mode when she realizes she broke the promise she made to King Krichevskoy, because she killed Laharl instead of protecting him, like she promised she would.
  • My Friends... and Zoidberg: In 2. Notably, when the party tries to talk Rozalin/True Zenon down from killing them all, Etna makes none of their appeals to love and friendship, in fact claims not to care if they do all perish, but instead poses the argument that the foe is foolish to let a past self's memories dictate how they'll conduct their reincarnated life.
    Adell: You aren't alone. You have friends that care about you. ... And Etna.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Etna get this way when she remembers the promise she made to the King, that she would protect Laharl, in Etna Mode. A milder version happens throughout Etna's diary, when she remembers the promise and expresses guilt for just poisoning Laharl:
    Even though my memories were stolen, I still broke my promise to the King... King Krichevskoy... You must be angry with me...
  • Narcissist: Not as strong and conceivable as Laharl and his father King Krichevskoy, but she is still very haughty and self-dignified, especially towards the Prinnies.
  • Nested Ownership: Etna is Laharl's vassal (although she never actually listens to him) while also having the Prinny Squad under her command.
    Laharl: Etna's vassals are my vassals.
  • Nice Mean And In Between: Firmly entrenched in the "Mean" portion of this trope, contrasting Flonne's nice and Laharl's In-Between. She's every bit as cruel as she portrays herself to be, and her tempers frighten almost everyone around her. As displayed best in Etna Mode, Etna is an even bigger bitch than normal when Laharl isn't around. That said, she does have people she cares about, but she'd never openly show it.
  • Odd Friendship: Despite being a love-obsessed angel, Etna is best friends with the angel Flonne.
  • On the Next: Etna voices the between-chapter previews in the first game, often putting herself as the star player.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: In general, when Etna starts acting serious, she's either really pissed or really frightened, and other characters freak out when they realize this.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: Her theme song claims she'll sneak to your bedside by night and show you her gleaming fangs and that when she is tired of drinking your blood she'll throw you away. Averted in that even despite the imagery, she's not really a vampire.
  • Palette Swap: When flowers from Celestia start blooming in the Netherworld and cause Laharal to turn into a woman, Etna is also affected. They turn all the red in her design blue. Upon actully looking at herself and noticing, she declares "What the hell? I look like Player Two". A bill in the dark assembly allows the player to turn her back into "Etna P2", though the desgin is entirely cosmetic. Later games referance this by having blue be one of her default alternate Palettes or as seperate unit in RPG.
  • Parental Substitute: Under King Krichevskoy, to the point that his narcissism draws her Beauty Queen demands as a persona.
  • Phlebotinum Overload: In Disgaea D2, Xenolith feared this would happen to Etna when she was young, so he used the Artifact of Absolute Death to drain away her power. The trope is played straight in one of the bad endings, leading to her death. It's thankfully averted in the True ending, where she is able to contain her power, though she ends up unconscious for months.
  • Picky Eater: She does not even consider Chilled Noodle Salad to be food.
  • Precocious Crush: Flashbacks in Etna mode and entries in her diary reveal that she developed one as a child when King Krichevskoy, the first person to show her kindness, took her in.
  • Prehensile Tail: She used it as a third hand in the trailer for the anime.
  • Rags to Royalty: As a child, she wore rags, and in multiple endings she becomes the Overlord.
  • Really 700 Years Old: 1470 years old.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue oni to Laharl's red. Ironic considering Etna's hair is red, and Laharl's hair is blue.
  • Regretful Traitor: She's really not happy about being used against Laharl.
  • The Resenter: Etna used to hate Laharl's mother because of King Krichevskoy's deep feelings for her.
  • Sarcastic Devotee: She is the only one of the late king's vassals immediately willing to serve Laharl, and she's quite sarcastic to him, since he's a Royal Brat. Even though she uses him as bait to stop Maderas, she genuinely feels guilty about doing so, since she promised the king, the only person to ever show her kindness, that she'd protect his son.
    • In Disgaea 2, she leaves him after a fight, but she returns to him after Flonne gets them to make up and apologize.
  • Servile Snarker: She's Laharl's loyal vassal, but endlessly mocks and insults him.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: To Xenolith. While he's calm and noble, Etna is mean-spirited and feisty.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: You'd think a girl as cruel and wicked as Etna would prefer someone in the same vein, but you'd be wrong. She loved the late King for his kindness and tends to be far more appreciative of Laharl when his very obscured kind heart shines through.
  • Slave Collar: When she was little.
  • Shipper on Deck: She enjoys teasing Laharl about his feelings for Flonne, and in Disgaea Infinite, goes out of her way to avert a Cannot Spit It Out situation between the two, much to Laharl's annoyance and protests.
  • Sour Outside, Sad Inside: Etna is very unpleasant as a whole, but when she writes in her diary, she's surprisingly melancholic.
  • The Starscream: She hints at this, at least. Nothing ever comes of it, in part because it'd be too much of a hassle for her to become Overlord.
    • In the "Etna Heroine" ending, she kills Maderas, Flonne when she attempts to stop her, and later Laharl.
  • Stripperiffic: Microtop, Zettai Ryouiki, and a Slave Collar.
  • Subordinate Excuse: Despite her free-spirited attitude, Etna has lived her life in voluntary servitude. She adored King Krichevskoy, and being Laharl's vassal is good way to keep an eye on him, making sure he doesn't mess up.
  • Sweat Drop: When confused.
  • Sweet Tooth: Etna has a particularly bad one, especially in Prinny: Can I Really Be the Hero? and Disgaea Infinite. Woe to anyone who eats her pudding. She is pretty high-class about sweets too.
  • Tears of Remorse: Etna cries at the end of Etna Mode.
  • Token Evil Teammate: In the sequel, since you're playing as heroes there. In other games, she's often the Token Evil(er) Teammate.
  • Too Important to Walk: Etna sits on a sedan chair carried by the Prinnies in her boss fight in Prinny: Can I Really Be the Hero?.
  • Too Many Belts: She has two belts on each boot, one on each arm, and four stitched to her skirt.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: While she was never the nicest character, she's certainly far more irritable in Disgaea 2 and later games. She dials it back in Disgaea D2.
  • Tranquil Fury: When Rozalin points out her flat chest in Disgaea 2, she calmly cracks her knuckles, starts her theme music, and punches a prinny into orbit.
  • The Trickster: A very capable deceiver who openly questions and mocks authority (unless it is a Reasonable Authority Figure), encourages impulse and enthusiasm, destroys convention and complacency, and promotes chaos and unrest.
  • Tsundere:
    Etna: W-Well, if I didn't care, I wouldn't hang out with him.
    • At the end of D2, she's acting this way about her brother.
  • "The Villain Sucks" Song: Her theme song, "Etna Boogie", calls her a "cruel, cowardly, cold-blooded, heartless, wicked woman."
  • Weapon Tombstone: Her Elder Spear is used as one in a possible Bad Ending in D2.
  • What Does She See in Him?: Etna asks Flonne this in Disgaea 3 when they start arguing over who gets to be Laharl's "wife" when they pretend to be Mao's parents.
  • Wide Eyes and Shrunken Irises: When shocked.
  • Worf Had the Flu: The final levels of D2 reveal she has massive power contained within her, on the level of an Overlord or even higher, but it was sealed by the Artifact of Absolute Death. In the good ending, the Artifact is destroyed, and she becomes able to control the power, which is likely the source for her Dead End Chaos attack and higher power levels in sequels.
  • Zerg Rush: Chaotic Ordina summons several prinnies to support Etna. Be careful when throwing them.


Voiced by: Yuko Sasamoto (JP), Sandy Fox (EN)
Archangel outfit
"Love Freak" and self-appointed guardian angel of Laharl. Originally sent to the Netherworld to assassinate the late King Kricheveskoy, she decided to stick around in order to discover if demons were inherently evil. She is generally ditzy and absurdly idealistic, though with a few Berserk Buttons that lead one to wonder just how good she really is. Flonne is also a huge anime and Toku Otaku, so much so that she actually ends up being the most Genre Savvy team member despite not being particularly smart.
  • A-Cup Angst: Pointing her chest out seems to be the only thing that can truly piss her off in the first game.
    • Not just in the first game, as she gets into a pretty heated argument with Etna and Artina about breast size in Disgaea 4.
  • And I Must Scream: Being turned into a flower in the ending can be interpreted as this. Rasperyl Mode in the third game would somewhat mitigate this, as it shows Vulcanus alive, albeit as a Flora Monster. Not the most dignified of existences, but by no means one of unceasing torment.
  • Angelic Beauty: She's an angel, and a cute young girl.
  • Apologetic Attacker: "Oops, pardon me!"
  • Ascended Demon: After falling, becomes an Archangel by Disgaea 4. It's implied she can go back and forth between forms at will.
    • In D2, she is temporarily made an Archangel in order to find missing angels in the Netherworld.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: FLONNEZILLA!
  • Badass Adorable: An Angel Trainee from Celestia that can fight alonside Laharl and Etna — she qualifies with flying colors.
  • Battle Cry: "Lord, give me strength." "Sorry, I won't hold back!" "Ultimate attack! Lord, give me strength." "Get Ready!".
  • Berserk Button: The very first time in the games that Flonne ever gets mad is "EXCUSE ME FOR BEING FLAT!!
    • She also responds very angrily to being called any variation of "villainess."
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She can get quite violent when her patience is pushed too far.
  • Blank White Eyes: When confused, along with Sweat Drop.
  • Blush Sticker: They serve to make her look even more adorable.
  • Brutal Honesty: She rather gleefully tells Fuka in Disgaea 4's Fuka and Desco Show DLC that after all the crap they've done (including taking over the world), Fuka is never going to be able to pay off her sins and reincarnate.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: She is a very flaky otaku, but she gives Seraph Lamington the results he wants. She continues to be one as an Archangel, to the dismay of Artina, who often wonders how the Seraph and the other Archangels accept her behavior.
  • Character Exaggeration: Flonne is the victim of this in the novels, see Clingy Jealous Girl below. She also goes so far as to call Laharl a pervert, even though she of all people should know him better. Also, her later game appearances dial-up her otaku-ness.
  • Chekhov's Gun: Her pendant and its ability to react to evil comes up in the final stage and ending again.
  • The Chosen One: Chosen to unite the Netherworld and Celestia by Seraph Lamington.
  • Cleavage Window: Though it goes mostly unnoticed thanks to the size of the window and her breasts.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl:
    • In the novels, Flonne is very obviously in love with Laharl. She gets extremely jealous if Laharl gets close to another girl — whether Laharl likes said girl does not matter. A rather jarring difference from her game counterpart, who would do anything to spread love all across the universe and even volunteers to be Laharl and Etna's matchmaker in Disgaea 2. She is still a love freak in the novels, but the universe won't get Laharl without a fight, it seems.
    • The DLC cut scenes in Disgaea D2 hints at this. She misunderstands Rozalin saying that she is the daughter of an Overlord as "I am the daughter of Laharl", at which point she threatens Laharl that she'll interrogate him until he spills who the mother is. Sicily is understandably scared. And in the Pram DLC, when Pram makes a joke about being romantically interested in Laharl, Flonne notably has the largest exclamation mark bubble over her, and gets angry at Laharl.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Made apparent as soon as she meets Laharl.
    Flonne: "Nice to meet you! I'm an assassin. Whoops. I wasn't supposed to say that."
  • The Cuckoolander Was Right: All of Flonne's beliefs are proven to be right in the good ending. In a more minor example, she apparently believes that ninjas are known for saying "Nin nin nin!". By Disgaea 4, they actually do.
  • Collector of the Strange: Flonne collects stuff that an Otaku normally collects, such as Toku movies and series, but she also fancies bigger stuff like giant space ships (she claimed Gargantua), space cruisers (the Mk. III) and giant robots (the Great Flonzor X).
  • Cool Big Sis: Flonne is naturally this to Sicily because Laharl is...well, who he is and Etna doesn't really care. It helps that Flonne and Sicily have similar interests.
    • Heck, in one of the in-stage conversations in Disgaea D2, Sicily accidentally calls Flonne "Mommy". This, combined with her taking care of Sicily and being often compared to Laharl's Mom in the first game, Flonne might actually be Sicily's Parental Substitute.
  • Cosplay Otaku Girl: Go, go, Flonnezilla!
  • Cursed with Awesome: In the Good Ending, Flonne gets turned into a fallen angel. Which means she can now live legitimately in the Netherworld, and stay with Laharl. The fact that it has zero impact on her personality helps.
  • Cute and Psycho: When she gets angry over something, she bites.
  • Cute Little Fangs: As a fallen angel.
  • The Cutie: Sweet, lovable and innocent.
  • Cynic–Idealist Duo: The idealist to Etna's cynic. She tries to see the best in everyone (including Laharl and Etna), while the more weary Etna feels Flonne's idealism is strongly misplaced in the Netherworld.
  • Deface of the Moon: Pure Flonne's ultimate attack involves her using a laser to carve the word "Love" (overlapping a heart) onto the surface of the moon.
  • Demoted to Extra: Downplayed in Disgaea D2. She gets just as much screentime as Laharl and Etna do, but other than using temporary archangel powers to find out where the missing angels are for a single chapter, doesn't make any major contributions to the story.
  • The Ditz: Though in her defense, she is quite capable in battle, her "unconventional" methods tends to work, she's open-minded, understanding, a fairly fast learner, and quick to admit her own mistakes when she is proven wrong.
  • Does Not Know Her Own Strength: When Flonne gets excited, she has no grasp of her own strength, which is bad news for anyone she gets violent towards while influenced by a strong emotion. It's a good thing Laharl is Made of Diamond.
  • Dumb Blonde: Ironically, most of her methods of attack relies on intelligence and she will most likely be one of your best mages for most of the game. Also, outside of the original game, where all the plot characters have the same growth, she has a very high intelligence growth. Of course, she's smarter than she appears anyways.
  • Eccentric Mentor: To Artina.
  • Edible Theme Naming: She's named after Flan.
  • Elegant Gothic Lolita: Her angel trainee outfit is arguably this; lots of ribbons, corset with embroidery, blouse, collar, detached sleeves, bloomers, golden earrings, and Mary Jane shoes.
  • Every Proper Lady Should Curtsy: Flonne does this when she meets Laharl for the first time as a goodbye greeting. Spoofed in that it comes just after a promised second attempt at assassinating him.
  • Evil Costume Switch: After her fall, her blue hair ribbon is replaced with a red one, and she gains a one-piece swimsuit. Her personality doesn't change along with it. Oh, and she gains fangs like Laharl and the other demons.
  • Face Death with Dignity: She requests that her friends be spared any punishment from Master Lamington, and when he agrees to it, allows herself to be turned into a flower with no regrets.
  • Fallen Angel: She's constantly afraid that associating with demons is a bad influence on her and she'll become this. She does in the ending, though it doesn't exactly stick. Though she's more willingly impulsive and violent as a Fallen Angel, her kindness and especially her love have not changed in the slightest.
  • Fangirl: Any time heroes introduce themselves to fight Laharl, this results in a hilariously gleeful reaction from her.
  • Fireball Eyeballs: When she gets ticked off or really excited.
  • Fish out of Water: Gets placed in a world completely unfamiliar to her, but catches on rather quickly and learns many new things.
  • Flanderization: She's far more upbeat about love and her Otaku tendencies (especially the latter) in her future Disgaea appearances, likely because becoming a demon gives her more freedom to be nuts in the Netherworld.
  • Flower Motifs: "How beautiful! *giggle* I love these flowers. They are simple, yet so bright and lovely...I want to be like these flowers...".
  • Flying Broomstick: In La Pucelle: Ragnarok, she uses her wand to fly like if it was one.
  • The Fundamentalist: Inverted. Flonne actually questions the beliefs the majority of her kind believes in before she came to stand face to face with the "enemy", and takes her sweet time to evaluate the situation when she does.
  • Gameplay and Story Integration: In Disgaea Infinite, despite becoming a Fallen Angel by the end of the first game, she dons her Angel Trainee look because she's taking a test to become an angel once more. This is also an excuse to avoid making new character shots for her Fallen Angel form.
  • Genki Girl: Flonne is usually energetic or enthusiastic, but not exceedingly like most Genki Girl.
  • Glass Cannon: Her magic can deal a lot of damage, but she's not so good at taking hits, though she can heal herself.
  • The Glomp: In the Drama CD, Flonne practices to a recital, but when it's time, no one shows up. She is driven to tears, but sings her heart out even without an audience. When she's done, someone starts to clap. Turns out Laharl and Etna came after all. This touches her so greatly that she starts to cry tears of joy and glomps Laharl as hard as she can.
  • Glurge Addict: Show hints of this, especially when Laharl mentions bluntly that his father is dead and she starts to cry.
  • Go Through Me: In Etna The Heroine Ending, Flonne tries to protect Maderas from Etna in this manner. It does not go well for her.
  • Good Costume Switch: From her Fallen Angel outfit to her angel trainee outfit in Disgaea Infinite and to her Archangel outfit in Disgaea 4. Also Pure Flonne in Disgaea D2.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: As befits her Love Freak nature.
  • The Heart: Par for the course when you are the Love Freak and angel among demons, regardless of the sex ratio. Or at least she tries to be, with varied results.
  • Heart Beat-Down: Her healing spell Power of Love and attack skill Holy Arrows which is a volley of explosive arrows shaped like hearts when she is a Fallen Angel.
  • Hey, You!: Laharl only addresses her as "You" or "Love Freak" for practically half the game. Flonne even calls him out on it in Episode 8. By the end of the same episode, after being briefly reunited with his mother, he finally starts calling her by her name.
  • Hidden Buxom: It's not apparent because of the clothes she wears, but Flonne is actually quite a bit bigger than Etna is. Her Pure Flonne form makes it more obvious. She likely only complains when Laharl calls her flat because she still doesn't measure up to the Succubi and Nekomata of the Netherworld.
  • Highly-Visible Ninja: Flonne spends much of her introductory assassination attempt pretending to be a ninja. A ninja that says sound effects out loud.
  • Hollywood Tone-Deaf: In the Drama CDs, Laharl likens Flonne's singing to being murdered.
  • Holy Hand Grenade: Her special moves "Holy Arrows" and "Divine Ray".
  • Horrible Judge of Character: In regards to Etna. Even though Etna plays tricks on her, she refuses to see Etna's more wicked characteristics. Though Flonne is not without reason, because Etna does make sure to hide things from her, as Flonne is a Morality Pet to her and Flonne would get on her case if she found out about her deeds, like how much Etna really pays the Prinnies.
    • Subverted in regards to Vulcanus. Although she's the only who can't tell he's evil just by looking at him, she still figures it out quickly once he shows his Knight Templar attitude.
  • Hot-Blooded: Flonne is very passionate about love and heroism, especially in her Trinity Universe cameo.
  • Humongous Mecha: Her Great Flonzor X in Disgaea 4.
  • Implied Death Threat: Her treat to Laharl that she will assassinate him if demons are really incapable of love.
    And if necessary I'll carry out my original mission with a new target!
  • Implied Love Interest: In the Normal Ending, Laharl sacrifices his life to restore Flonne before coming back as a Prinny; other endings have this to a lesser degree. This isn't taking into account the massive amounts of Ship Tease, even including Lamington himself.
  • Incorruptible Pure Pureness: Subverted. Flonne learns a whole lot about herself from her visit to the Netherworld, particularly about her hidden deviant and easily tempted side.
  • Informed Attribute: She may not look it, but her breasts are as big as Rin Tohsaka's as stated in the World of Disgaea book (77 metric). Which isn't huge by any means, but it's a far cry from her "almost as flat as Etna" treatment in the games.
  • The Ingenue: A competent one who can take care of herself.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: In contrast to the cynical Laharl and Etna, who have red eyes, Flonne is innocent and sweet with blue eyes.
  • Insistent Terminology: "It's not a DVD, it's a Blu-ray!"
  • Interspecies Friendship: With Laharl and Etna.
  • Irony: In the Light Novels, she's the only one of the trio with a sibling. As of D2, she's the only one in canon who doesn't.
  • Pop-Cultured Badass: She can keep up with her demonic comrades just fine, and is a huge fan of mechas, sentai series and monster movies.
  • Kill the Cutie: In most endings. Sometimes subverted, sometimes not.
  • The Klutz: Laharl and Etna thinks she is this, but she has never been shown doing something extremely clumsy, so the statements tend to be more about the thoughts that goes through her head rather than her physical slip-ups.
  • Large Ham: Can be rather passionate about the power of love, especially in Disgaea 4.
  • Leitmotif: Tasty ☆ Magic as Pure Flonne in D2.
  • Leotard of Power: Her outfit as a Fallen Angel.
  • Lethal Chef:
    • In Disgaea D2, in one of the Overlord's Castle conversations, upon hearing that Flonne is cooking, Laharl hopes that she's able to come up with something edible. Sicily also notes that Flonne has difficulty cooking and offers her help. This may be part of the reason why their diet consisted of potato chips, instant ramen, and canned tuna in Disgaea 2.
    • Played up much more in the Disgaea anime and Disgaea 2 manga. In the anime, upon sampling her cooking, Laharl's face turns blue and thinks Flonne is trying to kill him. In the Disgaea 2 manga, when Flonne makes Laharl prawns, he looks at it with disgust and tries to escape when she attempts to feed him.
  • Light Is Good: Angel in a white outfit and a very Nice Girl.
  • Love Bubbles: Such bubbles surround Flonne and Laharl in Disgaea Infinite after Laharl congratulates Flonne for passing an angel promotion test, which she is extremely touched by.
  • Love Goddess: Calls herself a love angel.
  • Love Freak: The original! We'd say 'accept no substitutes', but Flonne would want you to be accepting of others.
  • Love Triangle: In the Disgaea 2 Drama CD, Flonne also declares that it has become a Love Triangle between Laharl, Etna, and Adell and the reason Etna does not want to come home with Laharl is that Etna and Adell are a couple. Etna runs along with it.
  • Magical Girl Warrior: Flonne imagines herself to be this, calling herself Guardian Flonne and Justice Flonne.
    • And in D2, she becomes Pure Flonne, the Awakened Angel!
  • Magikarp Power: Give her a staff and load her up with healing and elemental spells through the Mentor system, and she becomes perhaps more powerful and useful than Laharl. But don't rely on her too much on the first playthrough, given that she gets removed from your party for the last story boss.
  • Manic Pixie Dream Girl: Love Angel Flonne has descended from the heavens to teach you (Laharl) the importance of love!
  • Messianic Archetype: Lamington seems to think that Flonne is this, and she does indeed pass a lot of the qualifications, but whether or not she will live up to these expectations remains to be seen.
  • Morality Pet: Acts as one to Etna, and later Laharl.
  • Multi-Slot Character: In 4 her Fallen Angel and Archangel forma are two distinct characters with their own abilities and stats.
  • Naïve Newcomer: In the beginning when she joins the team.
  • Nice Girl: Loving, caring and helpful.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: In A Brighter Darkness, if the player loses to Barbara in Episode 9, Flonne's temporary Archangel powers go haywire, allowing her to defeat Barbara with the cost of not knowing how to stop said powers and greatly accelerating the spreading of the Yuie flowers. Oops.
  • Nice Mean And In Between: The Nice to Laharl's In-Between and Etna's Mean. Because of her belief that demons are capable of love, she consistently tries to get the other two to be more open to kindness, with minimal success. However, Flonne is shown to be just as angry and violent as anyone else if provoked enough.
  • Nice to the Waiter: According to Disgaea Infinite, she is especially nice to the Prinnies, who in turn have formed an unofficial fan club.
  • No Sense of Direction: She got lost on her way home to Celestia once.
  • Not Always Evil: Flonne finds out that demons are not as bad as the other angels would have her believe, though she had her doubts to begin with.
  • Not So Above It All: Just as Flonne's interactions with Laharl and Etna help bring out their Hidden Depths, their interactions with her shows that she too can be quite snappy and violent, often leading to a futile attempt to cover her flaws. While she's still the nicest of the trio, her time as Fallen Angel has allowed her to become a little more open in regards to her flaws.
  • Odd Friendship: With the bitchy demoness Etna. Though she chides Etna from time to time, she treasures their friendship.
  • One Head Taller: Flonne is exactly one head taller than Laharl.
  • Otaku: Flonne is apparently a big fan of ninjas and kaiju.
  • Parental Substitute: Arguably Lamington. Flonne got parents of her own in the novels, but this is never mentioned in the game. He talks about her with great pride and fate, and the game shows she had permission to speak to him casually even thought she is a mere angel trainee and he is no less than the Seraph. Arguably, she's also one to Sicily, being the closest thing to a mother she's ever had which only strengthens her connection with Laharl's Mom.
  • Percussive Maintenance: Flonne started smacking Mr. DVD-player mightily in Disgaea Infinite when it would play her Blu-ray Disc while cheering "Come on, Mr. DVD Player! You can do it!".
  • Perpetual Smiler: Never stops smiling once in Trinity Universe, even when it's being shown that she is clearly not happy.
  • Pimped-Out Dress: Her archangel outfit; lots of ribbons, collar, mantelet, sleeves, several layers of petticoats, the inmost has golden heart embroidery, heart earrings and elegant sandals.
  • Plucky Girl: When the going gets tough, Flonne might grow skeptical, but she always tackles the challenge head-on anyway.
  • The Pollyanna: No matter what happens to her, she never gives up her ideals.
  • The Power of Love: Flonne is a big believer in this and even has a healing skill of the same name.
  • Pretty Freeloader: Flonne is not often referred to as Laharl's vassal (despite Laharl forcibly conscripting her into the role after her failed assassination attempt), she lives at Overlord's castle free of charge and her needs are taken care of by the Prinnies, which she feels bad about, as mentioned in Prinny 2.
  • Punched Across the Room: Flonne sends Laharl flying across the room in Disgaea Infinite to prevent him from harming Mr. DVD Player.
  • Rank Up: From Disgaea 3's Raspberyl Mode and Disgaea 4 onwards, Flonne is the new Archangel, replacing Vulcanus.
  • Really 700 Years Old: 1509 years old.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Flonne telling off Vulcanus in a lengthy Kirk Summation, to the applause of Laharl, Etna, and the Defenders of Earth.
  • Reluctant Warrior: She hates fighting, and only does so when it's necessary to help Laharl.
  • Sacred Bow and Arrows: Fires Feather Flechettes for her Holy Arrows attack.
  • Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: Flonne's ultimate decision. See To Be Lawful or Good below.
  • Significant Birth Date: With Flonne's constant attempts at preaching about love, it should come to no surprise she was born on Valentine's Day. Made even more significant in that in the Celestian calendar, their February is called "The Month of Love".
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: Arguably, Laharl is hers. His hate for love does rub her the wrong way, and their disagreement is a source of comedy.
  • Ship Tease: Quite a bit in the first game with Laharl. The fact that Mid Boss claims Laharl and Flonne to be the knot that binds the Netherworld and Celestia helps.
    • In The World of Disgaea books 1 and 2, the relationship between them is described as Loves? Tease indeed.
    • And the Disgaea Novels take it even further.
    • In Disgaea 2, Laharl's eyes tear up when Flonne stays behind with the Disgaea 2 crew instead of coming with him. In Disgaea Infinite, Laharl is upset that Flonne might be leaving the Netherworld (though he is in denial about it).
    • Angel/Devil Shipping: With Laharl.
    • And, of course, there's the first game's ending. Laharl goes into an unstoppable rage after he believes that Flonne is dead and can potentially kill the one responsible for it. Whether he strikes the final blow or not determines whether you get the "good ending" (Where he takes Flonne's words to heart and spares Lamington) or the "normal ending" (Where his rage gets the better of him and kills Lamington, leading to Flonne potentially becoming a flower for all eternity. Luckily for her, he sacrifices his life to bring her back).
    • Also of note is the opening theme of the Anime adaptation "Aishitageru", when translated into English, several things become clear. 1. It's obviously sung from her Point of View. 2. She admits she loves Laharl and sees past his Jerkass Facade. 3. Considers their meeting "a miracle". Who knows whether this will ever carry over into the games though, much less anything else.
  • Smarter Than You Look: Flonne proves, several times throughout the game, to be smarter than what her initial introduction would have have the other characters believe.
    • Because she's the game's cleric/mage, her base intelligence stat is higher than both Etna and Laharl.
    Hm...S, So you do get it.
    A surprised Laharl to Flonne
  • Spin Attack: Flonne can do this on a jump stick.
  • Squishy Wizard: She has powerful spells for both healing and offense, but can't take a hit well.
  • Stupid Good: Her nickname should clue you in.
  • Super Mode: Volunteer Sauveur transforms her into Pure Flonne.
  • "Super Sentai" Stance: Flonne tries to do this with Laharl and Etna in the picnic episode; they complain about her enthusiasm and after being forced to participate fail horribly, much to Flonne's dismay.
  • Sweat Drop: When confused.
  • Tareme Eyes: To counter Laharl's Tsurime Eyes.
  • Thinking Out Loud: Flonne thinks loudly about her moral dilemma of whether or not assassinating someone she know/don't know is alright as she's sneaking into Laharl's room. Laharl lampshades it when he catches her.
    Laharl: Who are you, and why are you in my room talking to yourself?
  • Through His Stomach: In the Disgaea 2 Drama CD, Flonne tries to make Etna help her cook Laharl a meal since he's so hungry and so that he and Etna can finally make amends. Etna refuses, so Flonne turns to Rozalin for help.
  • To Be Lawful or Good: Flonne decides over the course of the games if she is going to be a dutiful angel and follow the laws of Celestia, or if she is going to fight for the rights and recognition of demons and humans to be considered equals to angels. She settles on the latter and fights for it even at the cost of her life.
  • Token Good Teammate: She originally joins Laharl's group to understand demons and teach them about love.
  • Toku: Flonne is a huge fan.
  • Transflormation: She gets turned into a flower by Lamington as punishment for her actions, but she canonically gets changed back.
  • Tsundere: Type B towards Laharl. She's normally sweet and loving, but when something makes her angry, she gets furious.
  • Unishment: Her transformation into a Fallen Angel condemns her to stay in the Netherworld, with all her newly made demon friends.
  • White Magician Girl: Skilled with staves and usually learns healing and support magic.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: Flonne endlessly espouses The Power of Love and believes that deep downs all demons are capable of good.
  • Wide Eyes and Shrunken Irises: When shocked.
  • Wingding Eyes: Her eyes bursts into flames when she is all fired up, and into empty circles when she becomes confused.
  • Winged Humanoid: Though not particularly impressive wings.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: It's rather obvious that Flonne has been watching way too many Hero/Ninja/Giant-monster shows.
  • You Are Worth Hell: By the end of the first game, Flonne's life is even worth Prinnydom to Laharl.

Laharl's Vassals

    Captain Gordon, Defender of Earth! 

Voiced by: Nobuo Tobita (JP), Michael McConnohie (EN)
On Earth, he was a courageous and celebrated hero that descends from a long line of equally courageous and celebrated heroes. In the Netherworld, he's Laharl's recently acquired and usually mistreated slave thanks to an ill-placed bet on his victory. Even so, Captain Gordon, Defender of Earth! is a Hot-Blooded Large Ham with a complete inability to keep quiet. As such, he will give his all in anything he does.


Voiced by: Chiwa Saitō (JP), Paula Tiso (EN)
Sidekick of Captain Gordon, Defender of Earth! Jennifer is busty, blonde, scantily clad and, against the rest of the group's expectations, brilliant. Jennifer is thoroughly skilled in subjects ranging from Robotics to Martial Arts and generally serves as the brains for Captain Gordon, Defender of Earth! Though technically in the same predicament as he, Jennifer seems to have gotten the much better deal out of it, likely because Laharl vehemently refuses to stand within five feet of her. As such, she seems to enjoy pushing Laharl's buttons and is something of a Cool Big Sis for Flonne and Etna. Considering her initial talk of tentacle demons, she seems to have a rather dirty mind.


Voiced by: Yurika Ochiai (JP), Bob Papenbrook (EN, PS2 version only)
A multi-purpose super robot built by Jennifer at the age of 5. Ultra-powerful (in gameplay, too) and able to provide whatever service the characters might need at a given time.
  • Back from the Dead: Or rather, the permanently offline.
  • Brutal Honesty: Literally programmed to state the truth, much to Gordon's chagrin.
  • "Day of the Week" Name: For whatever reason, he's called "Thursday".
  • Deadpan Snarker: Because it doesn't get more deadpan than a robot voice.
  • Do-Anything Robot: He's a multi-purpose robot, after all.
  • Expy: Of Robby the Robot from Forbidden Planet.
  • Gameplay and Story Integration: Due to lacking a soul, the D1 version of Thursday is the only character in the entire series who is unable to reincarnate. (In D3 this was removed, since it was too crippling of a restriction.)
  • I Can Still Fight!: He refuses to stand by while his friends are fighting, no matter what condition he's in.
  • My Sensors Indicate You Want to Tap That: Provided this lovely quote:
    Multi-Purpose Super Robot Thursday: BEEP BEEP BLIP BEEP...
  • Robot Buddy: To the human duo of Gordon and Jennifer.
  • Self-Destruct Mechanism: His "Arigato Roboto" move, where he sacrifices himself to wipe out a circle of enemies.
  • Silicon Snarker: Thursday, the robotic assistant to CAPTAIN GORDON, DEFENDER OF EARTH and Jennifer, who built him, proves to be quite snarky on a number of occasions.
    Thursday: Gordon has been relegated to bitch work. Where's your skirt, pansy?
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Thursday cannot transmigrate (meaning he can't reset his level to increase stat bonuses) nor does he have a weapon mastery. However, aside from RES he has 150% aptitude in all fields, letting him get ridiculously higher stat boosts from equip items than other characters.
  • Verbal Tic: BEEP BEEP BLIP BEEP.

Other Demons


Voiced by: Chihiro Suzuki (JP), Grant George (EN)
The one and only "Dark Adonis"
The foppish, self-proclaimed "Dark Adonis" who has a penchant for random French, Vyers was quickly dubbed "Mid-Boss" by Laharl just before he had his ass handed to him in a humiliating defeat. He appears at the most inopportune times to challenge Laharl and regain some semblance of dignity. Overall, he appears to be a total ditz, though he may know more than he lets on...
  • Agent Peacock: Especially in his past life.
  • Anti-Villain: He's an antagonist but is a nice guy in reality, he's just opposed to your group. It says something that Flonne's pendant, that burns the evil-hearted (Pre-Character Development) Laharl and Vulcanus, has no effect on Vyers.
  • Baddie Flattery: He's very personable and friendly, and regularly compliments the party.
  • Battle Cry: "En Garde! Ha! But of course." "Right there" "Gotche!" "Haaahahahaha!".
  • Berserk Button: Vyers does not like his new name.
    • He later sees to get used to it.
  • Big Good: Serves as a major manipulator of events in the first game, and later games imply that he's using his vast web of connections to improve things behind the scenes.
  • Butt-Monkey: He gets no respect and is repeatedly made an idiot of.
  • Camp Straight: Though it seems to just be part of his facade.
  • Cape Wings: His jacket is his wings.
  • The Chew Toy: He only appears to be beat up and sent packing in a humiliating fashion.
  • Cultured Badass: He is, after all, a gentleman. As King Krichevskoy, he was even more sophisticated and badass.
  • The Dandy: Very foppish and silly.
  • Distracted by My Own Sexy: According to the Prinny Times, Vyers likes to stare into his mirror asking who's the most adonic of them all.
  • Doppleganger Attack: Seems to be a signature ability of his. His Adonic Fury, his signature skill, summons three other copies of himself to gang up on a single foe while his Super Adonis from Disgaea 3 creates numerous copies that all magichange into swords for him to throw.
  • Enemy Eats Your Lunch: He steals the party's picnic basket.
  • Enigmatic Minion: After being defeated he continues to hound Laharl and his group. What is he up to? The secret is a major story spoiler.
  • Everything Sounds Sexier in French: "They call moi the Dark Adonis." In the True Ending he drops the accent entirely as he finally allows himself to pass on.
  • Evil Eyebrows: Subverted. He's not a pillar of demonic atrocity.
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: His name is Mid-Boss, and he's a Mid-Boss. Simple, really.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: Has re-acquired the Hair Antennae after reclaiming his identity as Krichevskoy in Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten
  • Expy: Vyers' personality and looks are very similar to that of Crowdia from Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure.
  • Feather Motif: In his cameo in Phantom Brave and his appearance as DLC in Disgaea 3 Vyers shows in a soft explosion of white feathers. It fits with his ascension in the novels even though it never happened officially in the games.
  • The Fighting Narcissist: He's completely full of himself and has a high opinion of his own beauty.
  • Full-Frontal Assault: In Disgaea 3, Vyers has an evility by the name of "Naked" that makes him gain twice as much experience when he is not equipped with any items. Take that as you will.
  • Gratuitous French: In both audio tracks.
  • Guile Hero: He has some elements of this, having the back of Lamington in his Batman Gambit and all. Even his Disgaea 3 description states that he is extremely influential.
  • Hand Behind Head: Vyers does this when he is badly injured, along with Instant Bandages.
  • Hero Antagonist: He's working towards benevolent ends, but reaching them involves acting like Laharl's enemy.
  • I Let You Win: Vyers makes up petty excuses to end fights with Laharl, allowing him to win and get stronger. And if the loss is truly on his side, count on it being due to his bad case of acid reflux or severe constipation. Given who he actually is, he might not be lying.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: He wants to be seen as a serious threat, but is too bumbling and silly to be taken seriously.
  • Insistent Terminology: "The daaaark Adonis!!"
  • Instant Bandages: His bust after losing.
  • Interrupted Suicide: When he stops Laharl from from trading up his life to revive Flonne in the good ending. Subverted when he tried and failed to stop his wife from trading in her life to save Laharl.
  • Interspecies Friendship: With Lamington.
  • Lampshade Hanging: His name is a crack to what a entry-level villain he is instead of the Big Bad or Final Boss.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: He's gorgeous.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: He's the reincarnation of King Krichevskoy, Laharl's father.
  • Meaningful Name: He's a demon who is "vying" for the throne, hence the name "Vyers".
  • Mid-Boss: Subverted (Ironically), he is really a Boss.
  • Mistaken for Pedophile: In the manga.
  • Mr. Fanservice: He walks around with his nicely muscled chest on display, is very good-looking, and speaks French.
  • Narcissist: "O flowers! O trees! O grass! Come, celebrate my strength!"
  • Nice Guy: So pure that Flonne's pendant, which burns anyone with evil in their hearts leaves him completely unharmed, while it nearly roasts her master Vulcanus, ironically an angel, when he tried to hold it.
  • Noble Demon: He's an upstanding and kind person, and is also a demon like most of the cast.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: He is not the foppish moron he seems. Laharl catches on by the end of the game.
  • Phrase Catcher: Nearly everyone that meets him pins him as some sort of mid-boss, regardless of whether or not they've heard the nickname before. This changes in Disgaea 4, probably because he finally dropped the act and got his power back.
  • Polite Villains, Rude Heroes: Vyers tries his very best to invoke this while talking to Laharl and co., but he is unable to keep his cool when they call by his new nickname. They proceed to exploit this as much as they can.
  • Power Limiter: Before his fight with Laharl in the Heart of Evil, he claims that in addition to training his ass off, he was wearing 100-pound boxers to increase his speed.
  • Pretty Boy: He is very effeminate and beautiful. His title as "The Dark Adonis" references this.
  • Promoted to Playable: The player is able to recruit him in Phantom Brave and the remakes of Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories after defeating him in his post-game battles. He can also be recruited in Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice via DLC.
  • Quirky Miniboss Squad/Goldfish Poop Gang
  • Recurring Boss: Is fought several times throughout the game.
  • Self-Applied Nickname: He insists on being called "The Dark Adonis", but everybody think "Mid-Boss" is a more fitting nickname for him.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Subverted, as the incompetence is a facade. The ego, on the other hand, sticks around even after he drops the act.
    Vyers: Why am I so awesome?
  • Something about a Rose: He has a rose pattern on the back of his jacket, and rose petals blow in the wind when he does one of his special attacks.
  • Stealth Mentor: He does what he does to help spur Laharl's Character Development into a Noble Demon.
  • Stripperiffic: His "shirt" amounts to a vest with long sleeves.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: It suits King Krichevskoy the most, but Vyers isn't shabby either.
  • This Is Unforgivable!: He loves his new name. Really.
  • Together in Death: Vyers is seen ascending with the soul of Laharl's mom in the good ending. This is subverted since Vyers keeps appearing as a cameo in different NIS games, while Laharl's Mom is nowhere to be seen or heard from. In the novels this happens in a similar way.
  • Took a Level in Badass: As of Disgaea 4, he has regained the power he had as Krichevskoy and is going by his former name.
  • Wake-Up Call Boss: Although he's treated as a joke by most of the characters, the first boss fight against him is not a walk in the park, especially if you're under leveled.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: His outfit leaves his chest eternally bare.
  • The Watcher: He could do much more to help you than he does, but leaves things to Laharl.
  • Willfully Weak: Considering who he really is, he probably could wipe the floor with Laharl if he really tried, but since he wants his son to become stronger and more mature, he opts to hold back.
  • Younger Than They Look: Physically, he can't be more than two years old. Of course, King Krichevskoy was much older. It’s later revealed that he was not reborn, simply changed his looks.
  • Your Eyes Can Deceive You: This is Vyers' advice to Laharl in the Maderas episode, telling him to open his mind's eye and overcome the optimistic words and presence of sexy demons. However, Flonne, while touched by his over-the-top speech, believes that he may be overestimating Laharl's abilities at this time. So, Vyers tells him to do the next best thing — plug his ears and close his eyes.

    Krichevskoy's Vassals 
A group of six vassals that once served under King Krichevskoy. Outside of a potential threat from an Overlord from another world, they do nothing but lounge around the Overlord Castle's and make jokes at Laharl's expense. These vassals include Zommie the Zombie, Ghoss the Ghost, Gargo the Gargoyle, Dratti the Dragon, Manty the Manticore (Dragon Zombie in Complete), and Goleck the Golem.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: They lounge around the castle and love to make fun of Laharl, but those levels and stats are not for show. When a demon claiming to be a powerful Overlord from an Alternate Netherworld shows up, they jump in and make mincemeat out of him.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: While the level 75 Alternate Overlord curb stomps Laharl's party, he ends up on the receiving end of the curb stomp when Krichevskoy's Vassals join for the rematch, all of whom are above level 300.
  • Lazy Bum: All their time is spent lounging around and trolling Laharl. Even when intruders break into the Overlord's Castle (which happens quite often), they never raise a finger to stop them.
    Zommie: If you're looking for the assassin, I saw her walk by here. I think she used the Dimensional Gate to escape.
    Laharl: ...If you saw all this, why didn't you chase after her?
    Zommie: That would require effort on my part.
  • Legacy Character: All the later the games have a different Zommie in their hub, usually with a title or number next to his name to differentiate him from the original. These Zommies, however, only serve as Mr. Exposition for the various weapon types, replacing Longinus from the first game.
  • Mr. Exposition: When they're not joking around, they're talking about in-game features or trivia regarding Krichevskoy's reign, the Netherworld's current state, and it's relation to Celestia and Earth.
  • Samus Is a Girl: Dratti, which she reveals in Episode 8. There are no Tertiary Sexual Characteristics or mannerisms that would have otherwise pointed this out. Afternoon of Darkness's additional voice acting gave Dratti a female voice in the scene against the Alternate Overlord, spoiling The Reveal. The reveal, however, is preserved in Complete by giving her a male voice instead.
  • Suddenly Voiced: Originally, the scene in which they confront the Alternate Overlord was silent. With the release of Afternoon of Darkness (Which added voice acting to many of the previously silent cut scenes), the six gained voices. Sadly, this is only for the Japanese audio so they're still silent in English.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Manty is missing in Disgaea D2 most likely due to the absence of the Manticore class. Complete changes Manty's class to a Zombie Dragon as the Manticore class did not make the transition to HD.


Voiced by: Tomomichi Nishimura (JP)
O money, how do I love thee?$ Let me count the ways<3$
A wealthy demon lord, he's Laharl's second target for conquest. That, and Laharl needs the riches of his palace to pay the Prinny Squad.


Voiced by: Asami Imai (JP)

The son of Hoggmeiser who tries to protect him from Laharl when he tries to kill him. Though he plays a very minor role in the first game, he returns in Disgaea D2 all grown up.
  • Ascended Extra: Porkmeister calling out Laharl as a bully to stop him from hurting his father was his only line and role in the first game. He gets a slightly bigger role in Disgaea D2, being able to be fought and recruited into the party and later shows up in the post game being kidnapped by Artina.
  • I Am Not My Father: Though he loves his father enough to protect him from Laharl's wrath, he hates his father's greedy ways, which is why he goes to Laharl for training in Disgaea D2.
  • Missing Mom: No mention of his mother is ever really made, though given Hoggmeiser's perving on Girl!Laharl in D2 it's pretty likely that she left him for being a creep.
  • No Name Given: He is only referred to as Hoggmeiser's son in the first game. He gets the name Koganesuki, his Japanese name, in the anime, while the Afternoon of Darkness' Etna Mode gives him his current name.
  • Pig Man: Like his dad, Porkmeister as a pig-like design. In the first game, he's a cute little piglet, but by the time he reappears in Disgaea D2, he looks just like Hoggmeiser with the only difference being his smaller sprite.
  • Vocal Dissonance: Porkmeister has grown into the splitting image of his father, but he still has the voice of a little boy.

Stop talking so tough, Prince. I know all of your weaknesses. Isn't that right, Etna?
A demon lord aspiring to the throne, he stole Etna's memories and is using them to blackmail her into working for him to overthrow Laharl.
  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: With nowhere left to run after Laharl and Etna make short work of his forces, the guy grovels for Etna's mercy. She made good on her promise to make him piss his pants whenever he hears her name.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: He thinks he's the biggest threat there is. Not even close.
    • Big Bad Ensemble: But in Etna Mode in the remakes, he ascends to this with Vulcanus. Still the much lesser threat though.
  • Camp Gay: Portrayed as disturbingly effeminate in the anime, having a tendency to sway his hips every time he's on-screen.
  • Dark Is Evil: Unlike other demons, this black-clad monster really is evil.
  • Demoted to Extra: After he's defeated, his story relevance ends abruptly. He gets it worse than Hoggmeiser since Hoggmeiser got to reappear in D2. Maderas completely disappears from the franchise after the first game.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: Joins you when defeated.
  • Dirty Coward: He relies on trickery and minions to confront Laharl rather than face him directly. It's only when all other options have been exhausted that he stands and fights. And then when he's defeated, he quickly begins grovelling for his life.
  • Family-Unfriendly Death: Implied in Etna Mode after he's beaten by Etna and Flonne and is killed by Vulcanus. We don't actually see what Vulcanus did to him, but Maderas' reaction implies it was extremely painful.
  • Genre Blind: He doesn't suspect that Etna will hate him so much she'll betray him and pay off the Prinny Squad he hired to watch her to work for her instead. A similar event happens in Etna Mode when his Durians turn on him and Etna attacks him the day before the agreed-upon time for their battle. The response each time to his anger is "we're demons, you expected any less?"
  • High Collar of Doom: His collar reaches his ears.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: He's of the Nosferatu class.
  • Persona Non Grata: Stealing Krichevskoy's black pretzel got him kicked out of the castle.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: His outfit features both colors prominently.
  • Spin Attack: His standard attack.
  • Starter Villain: His manipulations of Etna make him the antagonist for the first several chapters.
  • Unwitting Pawn: In Etna Mode, Vulcanus lets him continue his plans for conquest because it furthers his goals to kill Etna and Flonne.
  • Vampire Vords: More subtle than most examples, but the dub's VA is definitely taking cues from Lugosi's Dracula.
  • Villains Want Mercy: He begs for forgiveness when defeated. He's normally spared but if certain conditions are met, Etna can deny him mercy and kill him.

A servant of Maderas, appearing only in Etna Mode.


Voiced by: ? (JP), ? (EN)
Aramis is a resident child in the Netherworld whom Etna manipulates to make Laharl prove himself worthy of ruling. He owns many pet zombies. His favorite among them is a special combination of many parts.

    Big Sis Prinny 

Voiced by: Kaori Mizuhashi (JP), Paula Tiso (EN)
A mysterious red Prinny that works in the Overlord's castle, usually seen tending to the other prinnies. Her acts as a human before she become a prinny turns out to have huge ramifications on the plot.
  • Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence: In Disgaea D2, Lamington reveals that she actually had the potential to become an angel instead of becoming a Prinny. She gave that chance to Sicily instead, thus why she is a Prinny while Sicily is a Demon Angel.
  • The Atoner: All Prinnies are, but Big Sis really feels bad about what happened.
  • But Now I Must Go: At the end of episode 8, her soul along with the souls of the rest of the Prinnies are taken by Death to be cleansed by the Red Moon. Flonne questions why she must do so, especially since she all but outright stated that she was Laharl's Mom all along. She argues that it's best for both her and Laharl to part ways so that the two of them can move on without regrets.
  • Cool Big Sis: Her status among Laharl and Etna's Prinnies.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Had brown hair and eyes when she was alive.
  • Cute Witch: Was one in life.
  • Divine Date: Her marriage to King Krichevskoy.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: She performed one, which is why she's a prinny; taking her own life is a most grievous sin. D2 retcons this. She could have become an angel because it truly was a "heroic" sacrifice, but she chose to become a prinny so her unborn child Sicily can become an angel instead, fulfilling the trope anew.
  • Love Freak: According to Etna, she was lecturing Laharl about love before Flonne appeared on the scene.
  • No Name Given: Her name is never given in any of the games, though the tie-in novels reveal her name to be Gwen.
  • Passing the Torch: She remained a Prinny in order to watch over Laharl. Now that he has Flonne to guide him, she can pass on properly without regrets.
  • The Power of Love: She was only able to save Laharl's life because she loved him.
  • Sadistic Choice: Disgaea D2 reveals that when Laharl was sick with his deadly illness, she was also pregnant with Sicily at the time, meaning that she had to choose between letting Laharl die and saving Sicily, or killing herself to save Laharl, which would also kill Sicily. Luckily, she managed to take a bittersweet third option.
  • Take Me Instead: Twice, she gives up her life to save someone else that ought to die in her place.
  • Tertiary Sexual Characteristics: She is pink and got eyelashes; she is most definitely a girl.
  • Verbal Tic: Averted. Unlike most Prinnies, she doesn't have one. When Flonne points this out, she quickly tries to force a "dood" into her sentences.
  • Wizards Live Longer: We never get her exact age, but there is a 376 year difference between the ages of her children. That said, Infinite states that time flows differently in the Netherworld, implying years are just much shorter there or it's an "Day inside hour outside" type deal" and humans that go there live to the age the would if they were outside.

"My sword hath slayeth over 2000 demons...or, was it under 2000?"

A (supposedly) legendary demonslayer who appears in Chapter 6 to kill Laharl and any other aspiring demons who show up to take the title of Overlord.

  • Ascended Extra: She only appears in a single stage in Episode 6 and is nothing more than a Palette Swap of the Knight class. In the anime, she gets an episode all to herself where she tries to trap Laharl to collect the bounty on him. She is also given a slightly different outfit and a ponytail.
  • Badass Boast: She proclaims she killed over 2,000 demons and the earth rips asunder when she swings her sword. She then undermines them by admitting she may be mistaken about her skills.
  • Fake Ultimate Hero: She's nowhere near as powerful or mighty as she boasts.
  • Magic Knight: As a Knight class, she has magic skills in tandem with powerful sword attacks.
  • One-Man Army: You fight her by herself; she doesn't need anyone else, even 10-on-1 she's going to mess you up. She also might have killed 2,000 demons, it's hard to judge.
  • Running Gag: She makes proclamations about how badass she is, only to start doubting the validity of her boasts. Her episode in the anime runs with the gag so much that Etna and Flonne end the gag for her a couple of times.
  • Ye Olde Butchered English: See her page quote again. Very likely intentionally butchered considering the series.

    King Krichevskoy *MASSIVE SPOILERS* 

Voiced by: Tomomichi Nishimura (JP, Hour of Darkness), Chihiro Suzuki (JP, Anime and Disgaea 4), Grant George (EN)
The former Overlord of the Netherworld, two years prior to the game he died, and its the resulting power vacuum that forms the major conflicts in the first half of the game. It's heavily implied, and outright stated in creation materials, that he has been reborn as Vyers.
  • A Father to His Men: His most loyal vassals have quite fond memories of him, and many mourn him. For Etna, he practically was her father and the only family she knew for a long time.
  • Angelic Beauty: In the light novel Disgaea: Returned, Krichevskoy makes his return as an angel. While he's much more conservatively dressed than his time as Mid Boss, he's no less pretty.
  • An Ice Person: He celebrated Laharl's birth by freezing the ocean! Also, his first skill in Disgaea 4, Freezing Knuckle, is literally Laharl's Blazing Knuckle with ice instead of fire.
  • Ascended Demon: When he returns in the Disgaea: Returned light novel, he is no longer a demon but an angel.
  • Back from the Dead: His friendship with Seraph Lamington allowed him to do so.
  • Badass Cape: King Krichevskoy had a nice red cape.
  • Benevolent Boss: Easily the one of the kindest demons to work for. Three years may have passed since his rule but most of his vassals still wish he was their Overlord.
  • Berserk Button: As kind and patient as he is, there are a few things that can set him off. One of them is trying to steal his black pretzels, which got Maderas kicked out of the castle.
  • Berserker Tears: When his wife killed herself, he split the earth in half in grief.
  • Broke Your Arm Punching Out Cthulhu: Krichevskoy was able to stop Baal from conquering his netherworld, but received fatal wounds in the process.
  • Bumbling Dad: King Krichevskoy was a respectable and great man overall according to those that knew him, but when he is acting as the Dark Adonis he evidently turn himself into this. In the manga, Laharl's flashbacks of Krichevskoy portray him as a kooky father who often annoys Laharl with his attempts to bond with him.
  • Cape Wings: According to artbooks.
  • Does Not Know His Own Strength: His vassals note that when he gets overly emotional, he doesn't bother to control his power, leading to various natural disasters throughout the Netherworld such as the toppling of mountains, the freezing of oceans, and the earth splitting apart. Though, as Flonne puts it, they're technically not natural.
    Flonne: ...Wouldn't you consider those to be artificial disasters...?
  • Doppelgänger Attack: In Disgaea 4, Krichevskoy creates doppelgangers to fight with him at the end of the Netherworld Battle Tournament and his Majestic Shot brings together his doppelgangers to pound the unfortunate victim into submission. This seems to be an ability that has been carried over from his time as Vyers (or perhaps an ability he's had all along) with Majestic Shot being a re-skinned Adonic Fury.
  • Doting Parent: We never see Laharl spend much time with Krichevskoy, but according to Etna he thought of Laharl's best until the very end, even though Laharl outright claimed he hated his old man. He also held great faith in Laharl, going so far as to put Etna and Flonne in charge of looking out for him to ensure that he succeeds, even after his death.
  • The Good King: King Krichevskoy was kind, honourable and well-intentioned. He also seems to have an aura of melancholy surrounding him in Laharl and Etna's flashback.
  • Hair Antennae/Ojou Ringlets: King Krichevskoy's antennas were shaped like ringlets at the tip. He regains longer ones in Disgaea 4.
  • Interspecies Romance: His wife was a human witch who came to the Netherworld to study.
  • Last Request: As Krichevskoy was dying, he asked Etna to raise his son to become the next overlord, a request that's difficult for her to stomach, but ultimately achieves.
  • Love at First Sight: With Laharl's mother, according to Etna.
  • Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex: King Krichevskoy had the power to knock down mountains, froze oceans and split the ground in two, while his wife was a human witch trainee.
  • Mayfly–December Romance: We never get to know how old King Krichevskoy is, but he is a long time friend of Seraph Lamington who is 9147 years old, and Krichevskoy does not look younger than him. He got married to a human girl who looked no older than 20, though D2 shows this may not have actually been the case as Laharl's full-blood-related sister is over 300 years younger then he is and was born when his mother died, making the 20-year-old-looking human at least 300 years old.
  • Mysterious Parent: He's got some 'interesting' parenting methods.
  • Ominous Walk: Krichevskoy's Blazing Rush starts with him slowly marching towards his frightened opponents before delivering a world of hurt on them. For added awesomeness, flames erupt from under his feet with each step.
  • Promoted to Playable: While his identity as Mid Boss has been made playable, Krichevskoy himself has never been playable in any game prior to Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten (he wasn't even given a sprite). Once he reclaimed his indentity as Krichevskoy, with all the dignity and power that entails, he was made playable for the first time ever after defeating him in Disgaea 4's Netherbattle Tournament.
  • Purposely Overpowered: With the first game talking about how he was such a powerful Overlord, if he was to ever be playable, he'd have to be strong enough to uphold his legend. So Nippon Ichi did just that when he made his DLC appearance in Disgaea 4, giving him upgraded versions of Laharl's evilities (Especially his innate evility which increases special attack damage by 50% over Laharl's 20%) and stats and aptitudes on par with the equally overpowered Tyrant Valvatorez.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: This goes for practically every noble character in the series, but King Krichevskoy especially as he did much more when just fight, he created the Dark Assembly and fought for equality between every creature, he even died protecting his world from Baal by sealing him.
  • Satan Is Good: Satan is never mentioned in the Disgaea series, but the closest physical equivalent are the Overlords, and Overlord Krichevskoy was not only good but also a longtime friends with the physical God equivalent Seraph Lamington. Amusingly, Lamington and possibly Krichevskoy both answer to God.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Connections!: Admits to pulling strings with friends in high places to cheat death.
  • Second Love: In the novels, his wife was previously married before falling into the Netherworld.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: Not in the usual since, but King Krichevskoy was a rather well, if not strangely, dressed man.
  • Something about a Rose: According to the World of Disgaea artbook, he had a rose ring and a staff tipped with a rose.
  • Talking Weapon: Krichevskoy's weapon, Longinus the talking spear.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: His black pretzels. Maderas stealing them gets the guy thrown out of his castle and choking on them lead to his death. That last part is a lie, though.
  • Undignified Death: He choked to death on a black pretzel. At least, that's what he wanted people to believe. The truth was that he sealed away Baal but suffered fatal wounds in the process.
  • Universally Beloved Leader: Extremely beloved by his vassals. (At least the ones who were loyal to him, anyway.)
  • Walking Spoiler: It's hard to talk about Krichevskoy without the truth about his death and him being Mid Boss. His much younger looking form in Disgaea 4 especially gives away The Reveal.
  • Weapon Specialization: He was a spear user. This changes in Disgaea 4, where he has proficiencies in swords and fists.

Other Earth Humans


Voiced by: Kosuke Toriumi (JP), Jamieson Price (EN, games), David Lodge (EN, anime)
Described on the main page as "a big ball of tropes, delivered one right after the other." Gets very little time during this game, but plays a bigger role in Cursed Memories. In "Hour of Darkness", he aids General Carter with the EDF's invasion of the Netherworld.

    General Carter 

Voiced by: Komichi Nishimura (JP), Bob Papenbrook (EN)
Capturing the Netherworld... That's our only means of survival.

Leader of the Earth Defense Force and Captain Gordon's commander, his goal is to invade the Netherworld and conquer it in the name of Earth.

  • Abusive Parent: While we never see what his relationship with Jennifer prior to the invasion was like, ordering her to be "modified" is not the mark of a good parent. Vyers even call him out on it, asking him how he can talk about saving mankind when he can't even save his daughter.
  • Bald of Evil: He's quite bald and quite evil. When Gordon turns against the EDF, he calls him "Chrome-dome"
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: He has a massive set.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: He seems friendly and personable, but is plotting interdimensional invasion.
  • The Dragon: To Vulcanus.
  • General Ripper: He has no problem sacrificing possibly millions of earth soldiers to conquer the Netherworld.
  • Knight of Cerebus: For the most part lacks any comedic traits, and the plot starts getting much more serious when he kicks off his invasion.
  • One-Winged Angel: Transforms into Astro Carter in the Human World. It's just a green Prism Ranger suit, though.
  • Parental Substitute: He raised Jennifer as a foster daughter.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Given one by Vyers on how he really invaded the Netherworld to satisfy his own ego.
  • The Unfought: Played straight in the main quest. Then subverted when he returns as the Optional Boss of the Human World optional realm.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Vulcanus never intended for his invasion to succeed, just to weaken both Earth and the Netherworld.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: He claims the reason he wants to take over the Netherworld is for the space and resources, as the Earth is growing overpopulated and he fears the human race cannot survive without expanding to other worlds.
    • While still a jerk in the anime, the "Well-Intentioned" part is more noticeable when Jennifer has flashback to Carter delivering a Rousing Speech to the EDF about the urgency of finding ways to ensure the survival of the human race.

Angels of Celestia

    Seraph Lamington 

Voiced by: Junji Majima (JP), Jamieson Price (EN)
Why all the ruckus? You scared the birds away.

Leader of Celestia. Sends Flonne on an assassination mission targeting the overlord knowing that he was already dead. Hilarity Ensues.


Voiced by: Hironori Miyata (JP), Bob Papenbrook (EN, PS2 version only)

The main villain of the game. An angel, albeit an extremely ugly one. Has very little tolerance for Flonne's screw-ups, and insists on correcting them himself.

  • Battle Cry: "Hah." "Heh heh heh heh heh." "I am justice".
  • Beauty Equals Goodness: While Flonne looks like a cute young girl and Lamington looks like an easy-going pretty boy, Vulcanus looks like a shifty middle-aged man. Naturally, he's the only one of the three that is evil.
  • Big Bad: While not the final boss of the main game, he's very much the main villain of the story.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: At the end of Chapter 4, he sternly tells the audience that he'll still be around even though he's not going to show up for several chapters.
  • The Cameo: In the "Raspberyl Mode" in Absense of Justice, you can fight a bunch of angels and with them is a Flora Beast called Vulcanus. One the one hand, he's still forcibly transformed, on the other, he's no longer a mindless, immobile creature.
  • Demonization: He does this to demons, who are not even nearly as bad as he thinks they are.
  • Devil in Plain Sight: Only Flonne fails to pick up that he's evil, everybody else can see it as easily as the viewer. Lamington included, which Vulcanus finds out the hard way.
  • Evil Chancellor: He is the Archangel, second-in-command to Seraph Lamington and Supreme Commander of the Celestial Hosts. He also got a god complex, is politically incorrect and Obviously Evil.
  • Evil Laugh: Very prone to letting out loud, booming laughter.
  • Expy: Evil Chancellor? Obviously Evil? Darker skin compared to his brethren? An evil mustache? Why is Golonzo an angel?!
  • Fantastic Racism: His primary character trait is that he believes demons are nothing more than evil scum and that angels must destroy them at all costs, along with anyone and anything that tries to defend them. In the anime, he takes a sword to Seraph Lamington after learning he was trying to make peace with the demons instead. This ends about as well as it did in the game.
  • Final Boss: Of Etna Mode.
  • The Fundamentalist: Him (and many other angels apparently).
  • God Guise: Vulcanus pretends to be God to influence Flonne to go after Etna in Etna Mode. Initially Played for Laughs, till he launches a plan to kill her and Etna at the same time.
  • Good Hair, Evil Hair: The Mustache Of Evil
  • Humiliation Conga: He gets turned into a flower (or a frog in the anime, take your pick) by Seraph Lamington in the end.
  • Knight of Cerebus: In Etna Mode, when he stops playing Orcus on His Throne, he's drops any comedic quirks, and any remaining humorous elements in the story are dropped.
  • Knight Templar: He is absolute in his belief that demons are foul scum of evil that must be destroyed.
  • Large Ham: Every word that comes out of this guys mouth is over the top and dripping with delicious cheesiness.
  • Let's You and Him Fight: This is Vulcanus' plan for Laharl and co. and the Seraph after they have defeated him. It doesn't work.
  • Light Is Not Good: He's an angel but is also the main antagonist.
  • Meaningful Name: Tied in with Theme Naming, as he doesn't share the cake naming patterns of the angels, but references the volcano names of the demons. Because, well, he's more like a demon than an angel.
  • Obliviously Evil: He's utterly convinced that his path is the only true way to save the world, and everything trying to stop him are irredemably evil.
  • Obviously Evil: All of the characters comment on how obvious it is that that is the face of a villain, except Flonne. Laharl even says he'd make a good vassal if he wasn't an angel.
    Jennifer: You've got to be kidding! No matter how you look at it, that's the face of a villain!
    • And even in Flonne's case, it's less "can't tell at all" and more "can't tell with just a glance". Even she figures it out somewhat quickly once Vulcanus starts talking.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: He thinks all demons are evil, humans are weak and pathetic and angels are superior in every way.
  • Prophet Eyes: Lacks pupils in his eyes compared to most of the characters. The anime adaptation gives him black pupils.
  • Say My Name: Almost every single conversation with Lamington begins with "Master Lamington! Master Lamington, are you here!?"
  • Smug Snake: He feels he alone is best suited to rule the universe and plots to overthrow his much stronger, more competent boss.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Everyone in Lamington's Batman Gambit, but Vulcanus is the biggest one.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: Oh boy is he ever. He doesn't get that he's a villain, makes assumptions that Flonne of all people is plotting against him, thinks all demons are evil, and fails to pick up that his boss knows he's evil.
  • You Have Out Lived Your Usefulness: Twice in Etna Mode. First, after sending Flonne to kill Etna and she repeatably fails, he supposedly gives her the power to kill Etna, but planned for his "help" to kill her as well. Later kills Maderas after he fails to kill Flonne and Etna, and it doesn't fall under You Have Failed Me since Maderas was only his Unwitting Pawn.

Characters introduced in Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness


Voiced by: Kaori Ishihara (JP), Eden Riegel (EN)
I'm King Krichevskoy's daughter!

An angel from Celestia who claims to be Laharl's younger sister. She appears in his castle proclaiming she's the one entitled to be the Overlord instead of him, though Sicily tags along with him during his quest to crush the Krichevskoy Group.

  • All of the Other Reindeer: She doesn't have any friends in Celestia due to being a rare "Demon Angel" girl who was given angel status by her human mother giving up her own reincarnation as an angel so Sicily - daughter to demon Krichevskoy - could live.
  • Badass Adorable: She's a cute little girl but just as strong in battle as any other angel or demon.
  • Big Brother Worship: After losing to Laharl in Episode 2. One of her voice clips after performing an attack is "Did you see that, Big Brother?"
  • Born of Heaven and Hell: Revealed by Virunga to be a "Demon Angel". This is due to Laharl's Mom, who was pregnant with Sicily at the time, refusing the chance to become an angel and gave it to Sicily instead.
  • Cuteness Proximity: She loves Prinnies and finds them absolutely adorable.
  • The Cutie: Sweet, lovable, and, of course, cute. When she first meeting Laharl, she tries to play it up by using her cuteness and the cookies she baked in order to get him to give up the title of Overlord. Unfortunately for her, all it does is piss him off.
  • Evil Laugh: While never heard, the artwork for the Overlord Sicily ending shows her imitating Laharl's laugh, complete with Badass Armfold.
  • Friendless Background: She had no friends back in Celestia and laments not having been born in the Netherworld with Laharl. That's because of Sicily's status as a "Demon Angel", which made the other angels distance themselves away from her.
  • Hair Antennae: According to the artbook, she does have antennae similar to Laharl's, but she tied the antennae into the bow seen in the picture above.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: She is willing to trade her life for all the angels Xenolith kidnapped, but Laharl tries to prevent her from going through with it. If the player is unable to defeat Xenolith in the final battle, however, she does go through with it, leaving behind her heartbroken brother.
  • Lamarck Was Right: Her first skill, Angelic Knuckle, is very much like Laharl's Blazing Knuckle and Krichevskoy's Freezing Knuckles except she gathers angelic energy into her fists .
  • Long Lost Sibling: Claims to be this, but everyone is skeptical, especially because Laharl was an only child when his Mom sacrificed herself to save his life and there's no way a demon and a human can give birth to an angel. Turns out his Mom was pregnant with Sicily when she sacrificed her life and Sicily was given life when their mother passed on the chance to become an angel so that Sicily may live.
  • Mythology Gag:
    • A mysterious young girl tries to claim the throne and claims to be Laharl's younger sister? Maharl already did that in the Disgaea animenote  Unlike Maharl, who was revealed to be a fake, Sicily really is Laharl's sister.
    • Episode 2 is itself a repeat of the first game where Laharl chases down an angel who's usurping him through an ice level. It even ends with Sicily summoning dragons and doing the same angelic incantations as Flonne did before.
  • Naïve Newcomer: Having spent all her life in Celestia, she's naturally put off by the more negative aspects of demons like their selfishness and their propensity for violence, which is why she's initially more comfortable with Flonne.
  • Nice Girl: Sicily is an absolute sweetheart.
  • Otaku: Just like Flonne, but she's more mellow about it. She watches Effort Ninja Gorillian with Flonne and is able to recognize Flonne's Magical Girl Warrior outfit as that of Pure Pink from the Pure Seven Morphing Angels.
  • Our Angels Are Different: Namely the fact she's a demon-angel hybrid.
  • Put on a Bus: She's not a Guest Fighter in any form in Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny despite her trio being recruitable. She does fortunately get to return as DLC in Disgaea 7: Vows of the Virtueless.
  • Spell Book: Sicily's most proficient weapon.
  • Supreme Chef: Not only is she the only one among Laharl, Etna, and Flonne to possess cooking talent, but she is capable of making exact replicas of dishes.
  • Token Mini-Moe: The youngest character of the main cast of A Brighter Darkness.


Voiced by: Minori Chihara (JP), Cindy Robinson (EN)
Your orders?

The Krichevskoy Group's candidate to become the next Overlord. Barbara may look very imposing, but she only does anything if she's ordered to do so by her superiors and enemies alike.

  • Berserk Button: Her whole life is orders and carrying out those orders, so pleading her to do a favor is a good way to piss her off. She also dislikes perverted orders.
    Prinny: You'll follow any order right, dood? Then can I give you some perverted orders?
    Barbara: If you want to risk your life, go ahead and try it.
  • Catchphrase: "The one who calls someone else X is the true X!"
  • Crazy Cat Lady: Her post-game maps have her serving a horde of Slumber Cats, which you must defeat to re-recruit her. She likes them because, being cats, they think nothing of simply demanding food and attention from her without ever expecting her to think for herself.
  • Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: Because she has been conditioned to follow orders all her life, she has no thoughts of her own and has trouble thinking for herself. Laharl eventually makes her his vassal so that she may find that answer, though it's clear later on that he just wants to make good use of her obedience. Her obedience is so bad, that it actually causes her internal conflict and despair to even try to think on her own or have opinions. This even leads to her interpreting motions from a cat as demands and orders, and jumps on it without a second thought.
  • The Dragon: To the Krichevskoy Group, however she's much stronger than them and they rely on her to fight Laharl.
  • Hates Being Alone: According to the D2 special edition artwork one of the things she hates besides thinking for herself is being alone. It would explain why she would go to the cats for comfort post game.
  • Lawful Stupid: She follows any order to the letter, even if it's a really bad idea to do so. When the Krichevskoy Group orders her not to let Laharl past, she continues to carry out that order even when her bosses are being pulled into a dark vortex and Laharl declares he wants to save them.
  • Literal-Minded: She can be ordered to fight. Be ordered to win said fight? She won't win if she's not ordered to do it! And if her orders are too vague to her, she won't carry it out.
  • I Am Not Left-Handed: Claims that she wasn't even using half her strength against Laharl the first time because she wasn't ordered to defeat him. Her being at a higher level in the second fight helps justify her claims.
  • Just Following Orders: This is taken to the extremes with her. It does, however, allow her to be the only character to ever carry out one of Salvatore's crazy orders in the DLC.
  • Mighty Glacier: She's basically an Armor Knight that excels at dishing out and taking damage. This stems from her evility: Barbara is encouraged to use the defend command because it provides a massive boost to both her attack and defense power, and it guarantees her to counter any attack.
  • Too Dumb to Live: One of the bad endings shows that even when her life is in danger, she won't act unless ordered to do so.

    Krichevskoy Group 

Grosso is voiced by: Tomomichi Nishimura (JP), Patrick Seitz (EN)

Rainier is voiced by: Sachika Misawa (JP), Jessica Straus (EN)

Garungun is voiced by: Hiroshi Naka (JP), Jamieson Price (EN)

A faction made up of previous vassals devoted to upholding the late King Krichevskoy's legacy, seeing Laharl as unworthy of the throne. The three leaders are Grosso the Gargoyle, Rainier the Sea Angel, and Garungun the Golem.

  • Big Damn Heroes: They along with Virunga help clear the way for the Disgaea trio so they can go after Xenolith.
  • Buxom Beauty Standard: Rainier, who used to babysit Laharl when he was a baby. Her good looks would have killed him.
  • The Chessmaster: They openly admit that they're using Barbara's skills so she becomes the Overlord who will take their orders without talking back. She doesn't complain about it.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Garungun, who assumes there's a Majin sealed in his left arm and that only people with evil eyes can see his wings.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Rainier. Not a second goes by without her snarking.
  • Elite Mook: All three of them belong into generic monster classes, but have traits that stand out from the generic monsters. Grosso is a golden Gargoyle with a hat and glasses, Garungun is a red Golem with a scar, chains and wrapped-up left arm, and Rainier is the only known grown-up Sea Angel.
  • Fantastic Racism: Though it's hard not to see the transforming Netherworld as something related to Celestia, they never liked the improving relations between Celestia and the Netherworld and call out Laharl for having an angel in his party. In fact, angels are listed in the artbook as one of Grosso's dislikes.
  • Forgettable Character: Neither Laharl or Etna seem to remember these three when they were working for the king. It's justified, as Etna mentions the king had a lot of vassals to keep track of and Laharl was an infant (in demon years) to remember any of them.
  • Harmless Villain: Laharl always take them for more an annoyance than anything else.
    • Not-So-Harmless Villain: Come Chapter 8, he really should have at least put them on a leash, considering they almost destroyed the Netherworld by accident, and would have done so if you couldn't beat Barbara.
  • Jerkass: Rainier. She thinks very little of everyone around her and is not afraid to let them know, the late Krichevskoy being the only exception.
  • Know-Nothing Know-It-All: Even though they claim they are following Krichevskoy's will, they do not seem to have a grasp on what made Krichevskoy a great and charismatic Overlord. At one point, they suggest using Sicily as a hostage to put the angels at a disadvantage which Laharl disagrees with and, considering the tropes associated with Krichevskoy, so would he.
  • Large Ham: Garungun, voiced by none other than King Drake the 3rd!
  • Marshmallow Hell: Rainier, when she used to take care of Laharl as a baby, often got him to sleep by "smothering him". Explains a lot, don't it?
  • Miles Gloriosus: Garungun, a hammy golem with the title Obsidian Winged Destroyer and can summon a Majin out of his left hand. He also has no wings at all (which he claims is visible only to those with an evil eye), is unable to deliver on the Majin thing, and goes down just as easily as the rest of the Krichevskoy Group.
    • Mr. Imagination: His overly bombastic title, claims of power he can't follow up on, and insistence that only special people can see his wings hints that he might just be a Chuunibyou who never grew out of it.
  • Puppet King: The Group's plans ultimately rely on placing a figurehead they control on the throne since neither of them can take on Laharl directly. At first they use Barbara, then a Prinny, and finally, in the postgame Darkdeath Evilman.


Voiced by: Wataru Hatano (JP), Dave B. Mitchell (EN)

Celestia's newest Archangel. Unlike the former Archangel Vulcanus, Virunga is soft-spoken, very loyal to Lamington, and cares a great deal about his fellow angels.

  • A Father to His Men: He cares a great deal about his fellow angels and won't hesitate to go into the Netherworld himself or aid the Overlord during a Netherworld crisis if it secures their safe return.
  • Big Damn Heroes: He and the Krichevskoy Group help clear the way so that the Disgaea trio can get to Xenolith.
  • Foil: Virunga is clearly one to Vulcanus. They both have prejudiced views on angels and demons but that is where the similarities stop. Virunga is a Pretty Boy and, while misguided, is loyal to Seraph Lamington and cares for his fellow angels. Vulcanus is Obviously Evil, isn't loyal to the Seraph at all, and is willing to sacrifice everyone for his ambitions.
  • Noble Bigot: Virunga is a noble and loyal Archangel, constantly looking out for the well-being of his fellow angels as well as believing in the Power of Love, practically a saint compared to Vulcanus. Unfortunately, he too has some prejudiced views, particularly regarding Sicily's nature as a Demon-Angel and where she should stay. He ignores her feelings of loneliness in Celestia and believes that she's better off staying with the angels. This briefly puts him at odds with Laharl and Flonne, who believe Sicily should be allowed to choose to stay in the Netherworld. He only backs down after Lamington interjects.
  • Power of Love: Claims (sincerely) to believe in it, but his flawed views prevent him from truly grasping it. Laharl even says that Flonne, a Fallen Angel, understands the Power of Love far better than the Archangel. Flonne eventually becomes the next Archangel.
  • Pretty Boy: A far cry from the more evil looking Vulcanus. Etna comments that he's as much good looking as Vulcanus is not.
  • Undying Loyalty: No doubt the biggest difference between him and Vulcanus is that he is completely loyal to Lamington.

A Netherworld Idol that appears in Chapter 4. She quickly sweeps the Netherworld with her singing voice, which collides her with Laharl due to her being more popular than him. Her Producer is none other than Hoggmeiser.

    Xenolith (SPOILERS

Voiced by: Daisuke Hirakawa (JP), Todd Haberkorn (EN)

A mysterious and powerful demon who is often seen with angels for unknown reasons. He is revealed as Etna's brother, who was attacked by demons in her infancy for being suspected of plotting to overthrow King Krichevskoy, and in the chaos he lost track of Etna, who was taken in by Krichevskoy as an orphan.

  • Affably Evil: One of the nicest demons in the series, hands down. He's polite, soft spoken, helped save the Netherworld from the Krichevskoy Group's accidental black hole, and went out of his way to save his sister's life. Though, draining the netherworld's magic and kidnapping and draining a bunch of angels to stabilise said netherworld aren't exactly good things.
  • Aloof Big Brother: To Etna, even if she doesn't acknowledge it.
  • Anti-Villain: The only reason he was kidnapping angels was to stop the collapse of the Netherworld, which was happening because of the Artifact of Absolute Death, which he only has to keep Etna from suffering a Phlebotinum Overload.
  • Artifact of Doom: He has the Artifact of Absolute Death, an artifact that absorbs all kinds of magic, embedded in his chest.
  • The Atoner: Implied to be the reason why he allowed himself to be dragged down to the Netherworld. He couldn't forgive himself for hurting his sister or the crimes he had committed to protect her. Alas Etna tells Laharl to pardon him so its safe to assume that while he's off the hook he's still going to atone by working under his little sister.
  • Badass Boast: "If you still want to fight me, I'll show you my full power. You will see absolute despair, and you'll never think of fighting me again!"
  • Badass Longcoat: Sports a black one with a High Collar of Doom.
  • Berserk Button: A very subtle one but the D2 special edition artwork states that Xenolith hates being interrogated. It is subtle because during the final chapter when it is revealed that Xenolith was the one kidnapping the angels and causing the Netherworld to turn into Celestia because of it, Laharl's group ends up demanding that Xenolith tell the truth on why he would use those powers. At first Xenolith was fine with Laharl's conclusion of he was using his powers to become the Overlord but once Flonne saw right through it and during the final battle where the group continued to tell him to remove the artifact, his tone of voice became deeper like he was irritated with all the questions. However he never blew up once his button was pressed. He only confessed that he did it to protect Etna.
  • Beware the Honest Ones: Xenolith is one of the most honest demons in the franchise, not lying to Laharl's group even once. Keeping information like the kidnapping of the angels only occurs when they don't ask him specifically and has to be forced out of him. However whenever he speaks, no lies comes out but usually half truths such as keeping the artifact on him to save Etna but never denying the idea of Laharl's insistence that he's using it to become the Overlord.
  • Big Bad: All the major events of the game can be traced back to him absorbing the Netherworld's magic and kidnapping the angels.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Red hair and red eyes in tandem.
  • Energy Absorption: Through the Artifact of Absolute Death, it absorbs the magic from anything, and even has capacity to dry the entire netherworld. Also works as his evility for the last fight with him, Artifact Run Wild, where he drains 3% of the base stats from whomever steps within his 10 panel range, gaining more stats the closer the character is to him — at adjacent range to him, that's 30% of the character's stats. It means unlike the previous end bosses in the series, he requires strategy to beat and can't stopped through a single overleved character or a Zerg Rush.
  • Evil Is Not a Toy: Turns out the Artifact of Doom he's using has another drawback, trying to destroy it leads to it taking over his mind.
  • Final Boss: He's the final major opponent of the main storyline in Disgaea Dimension 2.
  • Foil: To Laharl. They're both terrifically powerful demons, they both have a reference for swords, and they're both deeply devoted to their little sisters, to the point they'd sacrifice their own life to save them. Where Laharl is loud and obnoxious and looks like a little kid, Xenolith is quiet and dignified and looks like a young adult.
  • Gaia's Vengeance: The Netherworld, angry at Xenolith for his crimes, drags him into the earth. If The Stinger is to be believed, though, he manages to return.
  • I Let You Win: Judging from the dialogue, Xenolith is more powerful than Laharl even when he's not at full strength. When you beat him, Laharl even comments that Xenolith took it easy on them and Flonne states it's because he didn't want to hurt Etna. Only in the bad ending where Sicily sacrifices herself to stop Xenolith does he go all out. Otherwise in the normal ending and the bad ending resulting in Etna's death, he indeed is taking it easy on the party.
  • Ineffectual Loner: He goes it alone and refuses outside help most of the time. It causes chaos for the netherworld and Celestia because he won't ask for help or even tell people what's going on.
  • Knight of Cerebus: None of the scenes with him are played humorously and the plot takes the inevitable serious turn when he shows up.
  • Knight Templar Big Brother: Would risk his life and the destruction and transformation of the Netherworld for the sake of Etna, even if Etna refuses to acknowledge him as her brother.
  • Long Lost Sibling: He is Etna's older brother who decided to leave her with Krichevskoy when she was young in order to keep her safe.
  • Noble Demon: From his introduction Xenolith is established as being noble amongst demons helping an angel out from a group of angry demons. This is already seen as odd given he seems to have no reason to help except for the fact he was just passing by (though he helped the angel only to kidnap her after the battle without Laharl's group knowing). The next chapter he sends a letter to Etna asking her to meet him alone in the place where she was found by the king. Etna of course is suspicious and thinks its a trap especially at the part about coming alone. Of course when she finally meets him and demands what he wants and what is the catch, to her surprise, there is none.
  • One-Winged Angel: In the final battle when the Artifact of Absolute Death takes over, he gains Black Eyes of Crazy, energy wings, and a Slasher Smile.
  • Perpetual Frowner: The only time he's shown smiling is when the Artifact of Absolute Death takes control of his body, and said smile is a Slasher Smile.
  • The Quiet One: Doesn't speak when spoken to and only talks when necessary.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: To Etna. While she has a cruel streak and feisty, Xenolith is very calm individual and is a Noble Demon.
  • The Stoic: Very soft spoken and shows little emotion.
    • Not So Stoic: Except when the Artifact of Absolute Death takes over his body and when he watches Etna's power kill her in one of the bad endings. Then all he can do is scream.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: One of the taller characters in the series, wears all black, and pretty good looking.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: The D2 special edition artwork specifically states that he loves the Netherworld fruit.
  • The Unreveal: Though the player never sees who Etna is talking to in The Stinger, her words indicate that it is Xenolith.
  • Villainous Rescue: Stops the Kirchevskoy Group's blundering from accidentally destroying the Netherworld. Granted it was partially his fault in the first place.
  • Wake-Up Call Boss: Unusual in that he's also the Final Boss, but nonetheless, the second fight with Xenolith serves as a hard warning of the difficulty of the varying Superbosses of the post-game, and forces the player to use strategy rather than excessive Level Grinding.
  • Walking Spoiler: To the point where even his character design, which is similar to Etna's, can give away a major plot point.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: He used the Artifact of Absolute Death to absorb Etna's immense power so it wouldn't kill her. However, he couldn't turn it off and ended up draining the Netherworld of it's magic, causing it to collapse. To prevent that, he kidnapped the angels so that their power can stabilize the Netherworld, but it caused the Netherworld environment to morph into something similar to Celestia, causing rising tensions between the demons and angels.

Alternative Title(s): Disgaea Dimension 2, Disgaea D 2 A Brighter Darkness