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Several Overlords flock to one who has... *snort* tragedy befall him. Whether to help, take advantage, or just laugh, they are the most powerful beings in The Multiverse; and should one gain advantage over the others, they will rule all.

These are the principal players in the struggle for control of the Netherworld in Makai Kingdom: Chronicles of the Sacred Tome.


Zetta (The Most Badass Frickin Overlord in All The Cosmos)

Voiced by: Takehito Koyasu (JP), Crispin Freeman, Richard Epcar (Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories), Patrick Seitz (Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten, Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance) (EN)
Zetta was once the most powerful overlord in the Netherworld. Due to a prophecy from the Sacred Tome that foretold of its destruction by his hands (which he accelerates by burning the book), Zetta loses his body and binds his soul to the Sacred Tome in order to save himself. Since he can no longer conquer the Netherworld by himself, he has to wish into existence a horde of Player Mooks to do his work for him.



Voiced by: Kaori Mizuhashi (JP), Amanda Winn-Lee, Erin Fitzgerald (Disgaea series) (EN)
Pram is the snarky Oracle who predicted the death of the Netherworld. She spends most of her time alternating between trying to help Zetta get his body back and mocking him for his stupidity (sometimes these two overlap).

  • Black Eyes of Crazy: Subverted in that she's quite sane, but the sclera of her eyes is black.
  • Blue Oni: To Zetta's red. Also an inspiration for her character design, with cat ears placed like double horns and a slightly bluish tint to her white hair. However, that's only on the surface. Pram is actually one of the more short-tempered characters if insulted.
  • Cat Girl: It's not obvious in her standard portrait, but those are cat ears on her head. Her true form, shown at the end of the game, makes it more explicit, giving her Nekomata-like claws and a tail.
  • Chained by Fashion: Wears manacles on her wrists for no good reason.
  • The Chessmaster: It's pretty clear from the beginning that's she manipulating Zetta to some end (and reveling in it as the narrator). Carries over when she appears in other games. Anyone with potential is seen as a new "toy" for her to play with.
    • Smug Snake: The only reason why she can predict the future is that she read ahead in the Sacred Tome. Without it, she's just a regular Overlord.
  • Child Prodigy: Her actual age is undetermined, but she functions as this in the story — an Overlord of unusual power despite her youth and an equal desire to prove her strength in the eyes of the older generation.
    • Improbable Age: In the Good Ending, Pram says she took the Netherworld from her father when she was just two.
  • An Ice Person: Mostly in her later cameos. She can learn any of the elements in this game.
  • Kill It with Fire: When she appears in the game, it's by an explosion that spawns smaller explosions.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: During the good ending, after realizing that Zetta still harbors feelings for Salome, she blames herself for starting the whole mess through rewriting the Sacred Tome.
  • One-Winged Angel: Grows out her wings and surrounds herself with a pyramid-shaped aura when serious.
  • Oracular Urchin: Mentioned to have reached Overlord status by age TWO. As in, two HUMAN years. Her young age is probably the source of her easily bruised pride.
  • Prescience Is Predictable: Of course, she also cheated with some of her prophecies, but still.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Seemingly knee-length on her sprite, but only waist-length in her portrait.
  • Squishy Wizard: In gameplay. Very nice INT growth, but otherwise one of the weakest Overlords stat-wise.
  • Time Abyss: While the youngest of the overlords, in one of the bad endings, Pram kills Zetta and rules the cosmos for tens of billions of years, with no end in sight.
  • Token Mini-Moe: Among the Overlords. As a result of this, she also gets quite a lot of face time in the official art books.
  • Unexplained Recovery: Toward the end of the game, during her attempt to revive Salome, Seedle delivers a seemingly fatal blow to her, halting her efforts. By The Stinger, however, she's back on her feet.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Talking to the characters in the Overlord's Castle near the end of the game reveals that Pram can do this, but she's only done it once in her whole life. It's somewhat implied she's trying to hide her more catlike features.
  • What the Hell, Overlord?/Even Evil Has Standards: In the game's Bad Ending, she misinterprets Zetta's situation with Salome as mooching off of her power knowingly, flaunting it as his own. She takes up arms against him immediately, and tries to kill him.



Voiced by: Ai Orikasa (JP), Mary Elizabeth McGlynn (EN)
A former human who chose to become a demon rather than be reborn into the human world, Salome was once a pupil of Zetta's. However, she doesn't have as much power as most typical Overlords.

  • Guest-Star Party Member: She's briefly an ally (not controllable, but non-hostile to you and hostile to your enemies) in the story mode when fighting Alexander, since the player isn't likely to be able to beat him on their own at that point.
  • Knight of Cerebus: The only non-comedic character besides Seedle.
  • The High Queen: Before her love for Zetta pushes her to the edge.
  • Hot Consort: Zetta admits he loves her in the end and in the credits she is seen wearing what looks like a wedding dress, strongly suggesting they did finally get married. Salome at (long) last became Zetta's ridiculously hot wife.
  • Hot for Teacher: It's heavily implied during the first chapters that she used to have a crush on Zetta while serving under him, an implication that lasts right up until the point she states it outright. Zetta seems a little too eager to deny he ever felt anything for her.
  • Informed Flaw: Is said to be getting weaker by the time she's appeared due to giving her mana to Zetta, but when fought as a Bonus Boss, she's the same as when she's a Guest-Star Party Member.
  • Incurable Cough of Death: Starts leaking power, most often represented by this during cutscenes.
  • Lady of War: An elegant and powerful fighter with the best Attack bonus (170%) in the game.
  • Love Makes You Crazy: Declares that her and Zetta are destined to die together. This is intended to get him to kill her, take the rest of her power, and end her suffering, since she can't stop the transfer of mana now that she knows what it's doing to her. Thus, this is a Subverted Trope.
  • Love Martyr: Despite "leaving" Zetta when he neglected her for the sake of power, she gives her power to him to help him achieve his dream. This is killing her, and she wants Zetta to put an end to it.
  • Magic Knight: She has the stats for it if you want to do this.
  • Ms. Fanservice: The only woman in the game who isn't a child or a talking head, and she's a voluptuous blonde.
  • Obfuscating Insanity: See Love Makes You Crazy for the full story.
  • Short Hair with Tail: When she was human.
  • They Do: She and Zetta in the end, it seems, see Hot Consort above.
  • Worf Had the Flu: Her illness and giving Zetta her mana power makes her much weaker when she's fought at the end of the game, though she's hardly a pushover.



Voiced by: Takeshi Aono (JP) Alan Shearman (EN)
The Dragon God Babylon is the largest and oldest of all of the Overlords in the Netherworld. His old age has made him senile, and he has a tendency to fall asleep in the middle of a conversation.

  • Badass Beard: In his human form, it also looks like he has a beard as a dragon.
  • Bishounen Line: Fights by turning into a human-sized entity, likely because his regular form is too big to fit on any of the game's maps.
  • Black Eyes of Crazy/Red Eyes, Take Warning: In both of his forms, but especially noticeable in his human form.
  • Brought Down to Badass: The One's curse has caused Babylon to lose his infinite Mana power and to grow senile, but this doesn't stop Babylon at all from destroying planets. By accident.
  • Dimension Lord: In his prime, Babylon ruled the entire universe. Too bad The One put an end to his reign.
  • Hades Shaded: In his human form, his skin color is gray.
  • Large and in Charge: He's an Overlord, and he's so big that all we usually see of him is his head.
  • Lethal Klutz: Due to his poor eyesight, Babylon has the unfortunate habit of destroying planets by bumping into them.
  • Mike Nelson, Destroyer of Worlds: He really doesn't mean to wantonly destroy planets, but, well, he's just so big and his eyes are going.
  • The Older Immortal: Eldest among Overlords and one of the only people Zetta shows respect to.
  • One-Winged Angel: In his Bonus Boss battle... Though really you're fighting him in the past.
  • Our Dragons Are Different: Based on Chinese dragons and is MUCH bigger than the other dragons to appear in NIS games.
  • Retired Badass: Is the oldest of all Overlords, but has grown quite senile.
  • Snot Bubble: When he falls asleep, which occurs quite often.
  • Time Abyss: Babylon is the oldest Overlord, and considering Zetta and King Drake are tens of thousands of years old, that's saying something. When Zetta travels thousands of years into the past to battle him at his full power, he's still an old guy!


Alexander (God of Destruction, Alejandro, Asshat)

Voiced by: Kenji Nojima (JP), Yuri Lowenthal (EN, Disgaea D2)
Alex is the God of Destruction, and has developed a fierce ongoing rivalry with Zetta. Most of the time, he's directly tried to kill Zetta himself, but other times, he's employed the help of the Thunder God Raiden to do his work for him.

  • All There in the Manual: See the little child next to Alex in the game's credits? That's his little sister, who has no passing or mention in the actual game.
  • And Then What?: In one of the bad endings, Alex actually winds up destroying everything in his attempt to find an opponent as strong as Zetta. He didn't, and realized that in achieving victory over Zetta, he doomed himself to an empty and wasted life.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: Keeping with his "thunder god" theme, he's got the big, comma-shaped eyebrows you'd expect from many depictions of Raiden, the Japanese god of thunder. (Ironically, Raiden himself does not.)
  • Blank White Eyes: When shocked.
  • Fate Worse than Death: See above.
  • Hot-Blooded: Just as much as Zetta. It's also why Zetta trusts Alex when he says he doesn't know a thing about the Sacred Tome. Alex is too much of a straight-shooter to lie, even to his rival.
  • Master of None: Alex joins the party as such. All of his offensive stats and Aptitudes are about as strong as those of third-tier Player Mooks (TEC is his worst attacking stat) and his Weapon Fortes (Spear, Drum, Nunchaku, Fan) are all over the place. His only saving grace is his high HP Aptitude, which gives him Tank potential. His build makes him mediocre in every way.
  • Meaningless Villain Victory: In one of the bad endings. He kills Zetta and then realizes soon after just how hollow victory is without Zetta around to flaunt it to.
  • The Rival: Alex works far more like a shonen hero's rival than an actual villain.
  • Suicidal Cosmic Temper Tantrum: He's got a bad habit of trying to annihilate everything when he doesn't get his way (hence earning the "God of Destruction" moniker).
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: Alex makes it very clearly throughout the game that no one gets to kill Zetta but himself and will do anything to ensure that.
    • In the main storyline, Alex gets upset over Zetta getting cursed by The One and resolves to kill Zetta and settle their rivalry before the curse can. Later, he fights Seedle twice to prevent him from killing Zetta and allow Zetta to resolve his issues with Salome so that they can get back to their rivalry.
    • In the PSP Petta storyline, Zetta gets knocked unconscious for 1000 years and Alex spends all that time protecting Zetta just so he can fight him himself.
  • This Is for Emphasis, Bitch!: "Who's the Overlord now, bitch!?"
  • This Is Unforgivable!: Once Seedle reveals his true colors, Alex abandons his rivalry with Zetta to knock Seedle off his throne.
  • Unknown Rival: Semi-subversion, since Zetta does acknowledge the fact that the two have battled time and time again. He just doesn't care about their rivalry as much as Alex does.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Lightning-blue locks to go with his thunder god looks.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Bares his chest constantly, only ever covering up with a shawl.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: Everything about him makes it seem like he thinks he's in a shonen fighting anime.



Voiced by: Shuichi Ikeda (JP), Bob Papenbrook (EN)
Seedle is the God of the Underworld. As Zetta himself puts it, "He was a kind, brave Samurai until he got lost in the Underworld, where he kicked enough ass to become head honcho."



Valvoga (Micky, Ophelia, and Dryzen)

Micky voiced by: Tessho Genda (JP), Derek Stephen Prince (EN); Ophelia voiced by: Miki Narahashi (JP), Wendee Lee (EN); Dryzen voiced by: Takashi Nagasako (JP), Bob Papenbrook (EN)
The Star Overlord Valvoga is often summoned into Netherworlds to fight would-be heroes as a "final boss". Valvolga consists of three independently-speaking parts: Micky, the head and torso; Ophelia, the upper body; and Dryzen, the lower body. Micky is supposed to be the brains of the group, but is often bullied into doing what Ophelia and Dryzen want because he's too timid.

  • Aerith and Bob: Even amongst Valvolga, Micky's name is really silly when compared to Ophelia and Dryzen.
  • Ambiguously Gay: Micky. His frightened animation is similar to a girl being afraid of a mouse and his English voice is given a stereotypical gay lisp.
  • Ax-Crazy: Dryzen.
  • Bishōnen Line: After his post-game battle, Micky takes over as the one being Valvoga and becomes a smaller and more defined version of himself, although Ophelia and Dryzen still exists in his mind.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: Dryzen.
  • Bonus Boss: If Zetta musters up the mana, he can wish to fight Valvoga. Valvoga is also the Bonus Boss for Zettai Hero Project.
    • And in the above game, his profile states that he took down the ultimate Bonus Boss, Tyrant Baal, for good.
  • The Chessmaster: Supposedly, Ophelia is The One; a True Neutral being who makes sure the Balance Between Good and Evil is maintained. The whole reveal is treated like a joke, however.
  • Hero Killer: Despite being one of the nicest characters in Makai Kingdom and probably the nicest Overlord of The Multiverse, in Zettai Hero Project, Valvoga is noted as such; the entire hero corporation was created to defeat him in the first place.
  • Magic Knight: One Overlord with the stats for it.
  • Minion with an F in Evil: Micky is possibly the nicest Overlord around. Pity his other halves bully him around...
  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous: Micky has four muscular arms, which makes it all the funnier when he makes a cringing gesture with them.
  • Nice Guy: Despite being the main body of a Physical God Ultimate Overlord, Micky is easily one of the nicest and most sane characters in the game. Too bad he's so spineless.
  • No Indoor Voice: Dryzen.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: Later games of the NIS multiverse states that Valvoga was the one who killed Overlord Baal for good, the supposedly unkillable overlord. How this impossible feat happened is left up to our imagination. Though, Disgaea 4 contradicts this by having Baal appear anyway, albeit as free DLC.
  • One-Winged Angel: Valvolga's design is intended to be evocative of the final forms many final bosses transform into most RPGs. Ironically, his own final form hits the Bishōnen Line, becoming much smaller and humanoid than the evil god form he normally appears as.
  • Physical God: It seems he got promoted after Baal's defeat; Valvoga dropped the Dark Lord rank from Makai Kingdom and became Demon God in Zettai Hero Project.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: His description implies that he's this, since it says he's a popular 'final boss' despite actually being a pretty nice guy.
  • Split Personality: Although all three halves are presented as independent beings, and Ophelia supposedly being the one might avert this; Micky finally voicing his opinion in his Bonus Boss fight implies this trope, stating that he is Valvoga and the other two should do as he say; also, Valvoga's true form only resembles Micky; no traits from Ophelia and Dryzen are seen.
  • Third-Person Person: Dryzen.

    King Drake III 

King Drake III

Voiced by: Norio Wakamoto (JP), Jamieson Price (EN)
King Drake III is, uh...a "special" kind of Overlord. Most of the other Overlords don't think too highly of him, because he does a lot more talking and scheming than he's actually capable of.

  • Beast Man: A lion man.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: Talks the talk. Completely fails at walking the walk.
  • Black Eyes of Crazy: His eyes are similar to Pram's. Unlike Pram, he is a bit crazy.
  • Butt-Monkey: Not a single person takes him seriously and every single scheme he comes up with ends in failure. The only thing anyone is remotely interested in is his rather silly "true form".
  • Dirty Coward: Tries to sneak a wish into the tome while Zetta's asleep to win control of the Netherworlds, and then runs away crying when he's caught and called out as a coward for it.
  • Harmless Villain: No one takes him seriously because of this, despite most of the rest of the Overlords being mostly harmless Noble Demons themselves. He's a very unsuccessful schemer and very weak in a fight. The most he can do is attempt to talk a big game and run home crying when his plans crumble.
  • Incoming Ham: His entrance, which involves a boisterous speech, plenty of flexing, and explosions.
    "You have all waited so patiently, and now I have finally arrived! I'm the king of the universe, the galactic hero, the creator of all things decently sized. Say my name if you know it! I am... (Stuff Blowing Up in the background) KING DRAKE THE THIRD!"
  • Joke Character:
    • Two of his proficient weapons are pies (which deal no damage, and heal the target) and balloons (which send the user out of bounds after use of a skill). His third weapon is the shovel (which he doesn't have the Tec to back up), leaving him with hammers or a fair variety of unarmed attacks. He'd make a great meat shield if this was a game in which defensive units could block the passage of enemies, but alas, this isn't one.
    • He also has a 10% intelligence affinity. 10%. Most first-tier fighter characters have at least 70%. He is possibly the dumbest character in the Nippon Ichi-verse.
  • Large Ham: Voiced by Norio Wakamoto, so of course.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: Nothing like this is ever explicitly stated, but there's three important pieces of information:
    • First, in Chapter 8, Drake gives this retort to Pram.
    Drake: Look, if you hadn't taken my netherworld, none of this would have happened. Get it?
    • Second is this line from the Good Ending.
    Pram: I took the Netherworld from my father when I was only two!
  • Mistaken for Gay: When he confesses to trying to steal Zetta's "junk," Zetta calls him a sick bastard.
  • One-Winged Angel: Parodied. He attempts to unleash his true form, only for Zetta to see an image of an old man riding a scooter (see Shout-Out below). When he tries again and gathers power, Zetta is far more interested in that picture than King Drake's power.
  • Requisite Royal Regalia: Both crown and ermine cape.
  • Shout-Out/Actor Allusion: His 'true form' (which he quickly abandons in embarrassment) is drawn in the style of Sazae-san. Norio Wakamoto is a frequently used contributor to the anime.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: While having a big ego is practically a requirement for most Overlords, he's so ineffectual at being one despite the big game he talks.
  • Smug Snake: Downplayed, but present. He's a bit too boisterous to be openly smug and disdainful, but he clearly thinks he's smarter relative to the rest of the cast than he actually is, and he's a schemer (albeit with an unjustified confidence in his ability to pull it off).



Voiced by: Mamiko Noto (JP), Brianne Siddall (EN)
Trenia is a mysterious girl who appeared when Zetta's soul was bound to the Sacred Tome. She appears to be goofy and aloof most of the time, giving cryptic warnings to the other Overlords one minute, and casually strolling along and chasing after butterflies the next.

  • Cloud Cuckoolander: She is utterly unfazed by everything that goes on around her (including death threats) and will happily chase butterflies in the cosmic void at the drop of a hat.
  • Curtains Match the Window: A cool aqua blue pair of eyes to match her Rapunzel Hair.
  • The Ditz: Subverted. She knows exactly what's going on, she just acts clueless.
  • Moe Stare: Default facial expression.
  • Mysterious Waif: Pram spends much of the game puzzling over just who she is, and the answer is integral to the plot.
  • Mythology Gag: Her bright costume colors reference Phantom Brave. Also, her calling out "Confine" when she returns to The Sacred Tome.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Considering she spent most of her life as a book, she would much rather chase butterflies than answer any questions posed to her with any meaningful answers.
  • The Omniscient: She's the physical embodiment of Zetta's Netherworld, and is aware of the past, present, and future — so much so that Pram used to sneak a peak when she needed a good prophecy.
  • Rapunzel Hair: All the way down to her ankles.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: A light aqua blue, putting her in stark contrast to the more aggressively colored Overlords.
  • Winged Humanoid: She has little blue demon wings, which is odd considering everyone thinks of her as just a normal girl.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Comes in with white thigh highs.


Petta (The Most Badass Frickin Overlord in All The Cosmos' Daughter)

Voiced by: Kaori Mizuhashi
A new character starring in the extra scenario called “Papa is the Strongest Overlord” in the port of Makai Kingdom for the PSP. Petta also went HD in the 6th DLC pack for Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten.

  • Authority Equals Ass Kicking: It's on her rank, it reads as Uchu Saikyo no Mao no Musume, which can adaptednote  in English as The Most Badass Frickin Overlord in All The Cosmos' Daughter.
  • Badass Adorable: She may look harmless, but she can wreck overlords with ease.
  • Badass Cape: A tiny one. You wouldn't be blamed for thinking it was just part of her dress.
  • Blush Sticker: On her second piece of artwork.
  • Combination Attack: Exa Beam, with her father in Disgaea 5.
  • Cool Crown: Hiding up in her hair, peeking out.
  • Cute Little Fangs: Barely noticeable except when she gets a closeup.
  • Daddy's Girl: She adores her father and wants to make him proud.
  • Flaming Hair: It practically moves on its own, just like Zetta's.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Has her constantly-waving hair done up in two pigtails, which double as...
  • Kid from the Future: She claims to be Zetta's daughter from the future, which is confirmed in her mode. She has gone back in time to prevent the prophecy of Zetta destroying his own Netherworld and himself, as it would erase her own existence. Also, Salome is implied to be her mom.
  • Milky White Eyes: Her eyes have almost no color to them, but it's there if you squint.
  • Mini Dress Of Power: A fairly fancy one at that, with lace and ruffles.
  • Moe Stare: Her default expression, which is then weaponized.
  • Nice Girl: She's clearly not acquired Zetta's arrogance and pride, instead being very polite and kindhearted.
  • Pintsized Powerhouse: She is only about 110 cm. Her powers, on the other hand...
  • Ret-Gone: She's trying to avoid this.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Much like Zetta, there are Peta and Petta to be found around.
  • Skirt over Slacks: Might also be tights, but it's kinda hard to tell.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: She's essentially a mini, gender-swapped Zetta.
  • Superpowerful Genetics: Assuming she's Zetta's daughter (which she is), she's inherited her father's Eye Beams and her mother's Black Prison in Disgaea 4.
  • Theme Naming: "Peta" and "Zetta" are prefixes to units of measurement. 1000 to the 5th or 7th power, respectively.
  • Time Travel: See Kid from the Future. In the PSP game, she calls this ability "Time Slip". In Disgaea 4, one of her her skills actually has her hit the enemy, then travel back in time one second and hit the enemy again.
    • Time Paradox: Then she travels back in time another second and hits the enemy again, and then all three Pettas blast the enemy with their Eye Beams before merging together.


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