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Netherworld Chronicles plays host to Loads and Loads of Characters, both canon and original. For the sake of brevity and bandwidth, most of the characters mentioned here are Original Characters unless brought up for plot relevance.


Original Characters

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    Akimoto 

Akimoto Infernus

Former leader of the Rebels and self-proclaimed Demon Lord. He begins the series as an antagonist until his humiliating accidental defeat at the hands of Almaz (and a conveniently-place wine glass). Forced to give up his cushy, hedonistic lifestyle, he's forced into the main party and travels alongside them on their journey. Self-centered and cocky, his apparent prowess in battle does little to compensate for his less-than-agreeable behavior.

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  • Bad Boss : Treats his men pretty poorly - enough to have them desert him after only a few months of being hired.
  • Jerkass
  • Hot-Blooded
  • BFS
  • Eek, a Mouse!! : Terrified of small rodents, most notably squirrels.
  • Entitled Bastard
    • Entitled to Have You : In regards to pretty much every woman he interacts with. His attempted rescue of Miyu is a particularly strong example.
  • Fantastic Racism : Or a Fantastic Racist in this case. Hates all humans, claiming that they're all terrible and irredeemable...Despite being an ally of humans Almaz and Ariadne.
  • It's All About Me
  • Hypocrite : Again, seems to reflect back on his complete inability to acknowledge his own faults. Of particular note is him calling out Victoire's cousin for being arrogant, selfish, and entitled - all traits that Aki himself has demonstrated with aplomb.
  • General Failure : Tauntus is more successful in rallying Aki's troops than Aki himself.
  • Glory Hound
  • I Am X, Son of Y : Makes frequent mention of his father Ensis and his overall lineage as a warrior.
  • Incompatible Orientation : Has a fairly obvious crush on fellow commander Victoire.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: Despite being referred to as a 'Centurion's' blade, Aki's sword is still somehow a katana.
  • Large Ham : Particularly prior to his defeat by Almaz.
  • Never My Fault : Seems to be completely unable to own up to his own behavior.
  • Rebellious Spirit
  • Primary-Color Champion
  • Author Avatar : Word of God even states that Aki is intended to reflect some of the author's major traits.
  • Mangst : Subverted. Aki's lamenting about his dead dad is played as this, but falls flat due to repetition.
  • We Have Reserves : His style of commanding relies heavily on this. Of course, he only has said reserves thanks to borrowing from Victoire's own troops.

     Vent 

Vent, Overlord of the Abyss

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     Fiona 

Fiona

     Tauntus 

Tartarus Krichevskoy (Tauntus)

A character borrowed from a sister fanwork, Disgaea Corruption of Innocence. Because the two stories run on different timelines, the explanation given for his presence is that he and his brother Veneficus used Tick-Tock to travel back in time and stop Atropos, the denizen of time, from reforming the timelines.

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  • All Love is Unrequited: Though he's got the hots for two girls, Helena and Alessa, neither of them like him and find him impossibly irritating.
  • All Take and No Give
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass : Despite his moronic appearances, Tauntus is entirely capable of destruction whenever angry.
    • Demonstrated in one of his special moves, Typheus Overdrive, in which he literally destroys an entire volcano.
    • At one point he angrily destroys the boundary around Akimoto's Tower, although the shield was rumored to be utterly impenetrable.
    • Occasionally leans more toward the Let's Get Dangerous! trope, remaining completely giddy while beating down enemies.
    • In the future, his presence alone is enough to intimidate the rebellious Scarlet into submission. She seems to only be afraid of his threat to "drop a mountain on her" if she continued to argue with Alessa.
    • He's the only one who has ever run headlong into the fray with a denizen without a second thought.
  • Fluffy Tamer: Tartarus can calm almost any screaming beast.
    • He calmed a manticore that was waiting in Asbael's den.
    • Whenever squirrels were released onto the field in a battle as a distraction, Tart adopted all of them and now utilizes them as an extensive spy network that lets him know all of Aki's secrets.
    • Actually does tame a mutant he names Fluffy.
  • Hair Antennae : Fittingly given a haircut by his brother Adon, demoting him to simply idiot hair.
  • Instant Awesome: Just Add Dragons! : Tauntus has no fewer than two pet dragons that the audience and cast are aware of. Considering his tendency to 'adopt' them, he may have more hidden somewhere.
    • He used Aki's fridge as a water dragon hatchery, of course, without permission to do so.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold
  • Kidanova : Subverted. He thinks he's a real ladykiller, but girls around his own age find him irritating and women find him more cute and endearing than anything.
    • Instead he tends to refer to attractive older women as "mom"
  • Kill it with Water : Tauntus is a helpless hydrophobe, ridiculous enough that his antics can immediately be put to an end with a handy-dandy spraybottle.
    • He is even more afraid of snow and ice.
  • Killer Rabbit
  • Obfuscating Stupidity : Although he's regarded as a none-too bright scamp by most of the cast, Tartarus is no stranger to behavior typically seen in Etna, who he learned it from.
    • This front allows him to get away with nearly anything just because he's seen as childish and endearing. Suckers.
  • Playing with Fire
  • Professional Butt-kisser : To Laharl, mainly because Laharl grows up to be his father.
    • More than incidentally to Etna for similar reasons.
    • Interestingly enough, Akimoto becomes one of these to Tauntus in the future, referring to the child as "My Lord."
  • Red is Heroic
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni Tauntus plays the role of Red Oni.
  • Team Pet

     Adon 

Veneficus Krichevskoy (Adon)

A character borrowed from a sister fanwork, Disgaea Corruption of Innocence. Because the two stories run on different timelines, the explanation given for his presence is that he and his brother Tartarus used Tick-Tock to travel back in time and stop Atropos, the denizen of time, from reforming the timelines.

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     Archimedes 

Archimedes Ydriss

     Raz 

Raziel

     Vayle 

Vayle

     Asbael 

Asbael

     Corruption 

Corruption (Darkie)

A character borrowed from a sister fanwork, Disgaea Corruption of Innocence. Because the two stories run on different timelines, the explanation given for his presence is that Atropos, Denizen of time, traveled to a time before Adon's birth to release denizens from their artifacts. Corruption was released by Atropos.

  • Evil is Cool
  • Living Shadow
  • Body and Host: Currently acting as a parasite to Adon.
    • Actually disproved in this storyline. While this is true in the future, possessing him again in a past timeline would open up the cosmic barrier prematurely, allowing Vindaego's eventual escape to happen. Atropos and Corruption want Vindaego to remain imprisoned. Corruption has pretended to inhabit Adon's mind when in reality he has been lurking in his shadow.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity : Despite his power, he's shown to be extremely capricious in behavior. This can take him anywhere from Cloudcuckoolander to Ax-Crazy, often in a matter of seconds.
  • Guy on Guy is Hot : Seems....fascinated by homoeroticism.
    • Morphs into Vyers at several points to attempt to woo in Archi. He succeeds.
  • Oddball Doppelgänger
  • Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu? : Corruption is under employ, possibly a slave of eldritch abomination Vindaego, and is supposed to collect Adon's soul for the Denizens. However, Corruption appears determined to slack off on this goal because he considers Vindaego a horrible boss.
    • He actually doesn't want to do his duty at all, as he is afraid of Vindaego and would rather join the cast than prey on them.
  • Good All Along : Whenever Ainoire collects enough Denizen artifacts to strengthen their power and becomes a servant of Vindaego, Ainoire nearly succeeds in sacrificing Adon, but Corruption leaves Adon's body and kills Ainoire first. Although he basically saved the universe, none of the party seem to appreciate his efforts. See Not Evil, Just Misunderstood.]
    • He joins the party later on.
  • Morphic Resonance : No matter what shape or identity he assumes, he always remains the same dusky colors, has the same eyes, razor teeth, creepily long arms, large ears, and ultra-emaciated figure.
  • Pardon my Klingon : Commonly interjects tidbits of R'lyehian into conversation.
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     Nybras 

Nybras

     Newyn 

Newyn

     Miyu 

Marumine Miyu

  • Berserk Button : Detests otaku and harbors a seething dislike towards most of her fanbase.
  • Brainless Beauty : Averted. In spite of her public persona playing her up as this, she's actually pretty intelligent.
  • Broken Bird : To a small degree - she's exceptionally bitter about the way her life and career turned out, though she's more angry than broken over it.
  • Cat Girl
  • Contractual Purity
  • Cute Bruiser
  • Cute Little Fangs
  • Expy : Of Felicia from Darkstalkers and Hatsune Miku.
  • Idol Singer
  • Kawaiiko
  • Mega Twintails
  • Moe : Applies strictly to her stage persona. Nybras used this to its advantage when stealing her identity, pulling off a Wounded Gazelle Gambit in order to deceive Akimoto and company.
  • Nice Girl : Mostly applies to her public persona.
  • Older Than They Look : Appears to be in her mid-teens, mostly due to every aspect of her appearance being micromanaged by her producers.
  • Pet the Dog : She's actually quite fond of kids, and has a soft spot for her younger female fans.
  • Purity Personified : A major part of her public image.
  • Waif-Fu : Began taking self-defense classes after the whole Nybras debacle. As it turns out, she's something of a natural, thanks in no small part to her species.

     Mary 

Marietta "Bloody Mary" Mjollnir

     Jezebel 

Jezebel Athame

     Victoire 

Victoire Chastain

  • Action Girl
  • Beauty Mark : Under her right eye.
  • Combat Pragmatist : She's not above attacking someone when they're already down.
  • Disappeared Dad : Her father is never mentioned, and it's often assumed that he's dead or abandoned her mother before Victoire was born. It probably has more to do with that fact that she's Vyers' bastard daughter, the product of a one-night stand that he's all but forgotten about.
  • Expy : A mismash of Utena Tenjou and Amy Sorel.
  • Foil : Her status as the young army commander from a well-to-do house makes her something of a Distaff Counterpart to Akimoto. However, every other aspect is turned on his head, and her femininity, level-headedness, and far more delicate and refined style of combat make her a polar opposite to him.
  • Hypocrite : Claims to value the notions of honor and chivalry above everything else, but is clearly shown fighting dirty in one-on-one combat at least once.

     Celeste 

Celeste Ydriss

     Jasper 

Jasper Ydriss.

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     Alessa 

Alessa Ydriss

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     Raiden 

Raiden Krichevskoy

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     Bellator 

Bellator Infernus

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     Adorea 

Adorea Melusine

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    Cauchemaro 

Cauchemaro

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Sexy is dumb.

Cauchemaro is an incubus, which one would presume to be the male equivalent of a succubus. However, Cauchemaro is not romance-loving, not a powerful hunter of the night, and certainly not a seducer. However, he's still virtually naked and very touchy-feely.

Cauchemaro is the youngest incubus in his specific group and though an adult only recently reached maturity (control over emotions) that enables him to leave the incubus horde. He works as a butler in Vyers's castle, seeing Vyers like an incubus alpha and looking up to him with utmost respect. Cauchemaro is very domestic, enjoying cooking, cleaning, socializing, playing games, and doting on his adoptive family. Delmonico is his actual older brother.

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     Delmonico 

Delmonico

Del is one of the eldest members of the incubi clan working for Vyers. Older and fairly wiser than his inexperienced young relatives, he falls slightly more into the Horny Devils category than the rest, in that he's a cunning and persuasive seducer capable of charming men and women alike.

However, beyond that, he's kind and highly protective of his underlings, acting as sort of an older brother figure to them. He's also deeply respectful towards Vyers, frequently consulting him for advice. His level-headed and patient nature has lead him to become something of a second-in-command for Vyers, a role that he holds in high esteem. He is Cauchemaro's actual older brother.

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     Ariadne 

Ariadne

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     Ainoire 

Ainoire

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     Scarlet 

Scarlet Infernus

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     Taven 

Taven Infernus

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Canon Characters

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     Almaz 

Almaz Von Almandine Adamant

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     Mao 

Overlord Mao, Dean of Maritsu Evil Academy

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     Laharl 

Overlord Laharl

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  • Brilliant, but Lazy : Or immensely powerful but lazy in his case. He'll leap into a fight when he needs to, but he prefers to let Etna and Flonne do the more mundane dirty work.
  • The Napoleon
  • Parental Substitute : An unwilling one to Tauntus. Most likely because he really is Tartie's father, just in a future timeline.

     Mid-Boss 

Vyers, AKA the Dark Adonis, AKA Mid-Boss

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