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Metallia and "Friends"

     The Swamp Witch, Metallia 

The Swamp Witch, Metallia

Voiced by: Mariya Ise (JP), Sarah Williams (EN)

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The titular witch and protagonist. A foul-mouthed girl who wishes to cover the whole world in a swamp to claim as her dominion before she dies in 100 days.

  • Anthropomorphic Personification: Of the swamp itself. This is why she can't leave it, and why it drains as she uses her magic.
  • Awesome Mc Coolname: Metallia is a pretty awesome name, and her original Japanese name Metallica is even cooler. Invoked in Chapter 8, when young Lia (her original name) asks the Old Hag for a cooler name, which results in her name becoming Metallia.
  • Back from the Dead: A seed is left after her sacrifice. Malia plants it and several years later, Metallia returns in full form.
  • Bad Boss: She frequently dishes out verbal and physical abuse to both Arlecchino and the Hundred Knight, though she gradually treats them with more respect as the story goes on.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Apparently almost all the witches in the game's world dress like this on a regular basis.
  • Berserk Button: Being called Lia. She will angrily and insistently demand that you call her Metallia.
  • BFS: She pulls out a giant black sword a few times after being freed from execution. In the PS4 Updated Re-release, she uses the same sword during her playable moments.
  • Bonus Boss: During a New Game+ playthrough, if the Hundred Knight chooses to voice its anger towards Metallia for feeding him ABC gum, then Metallia will fight the Hundred Knight. Granted, it's possible to do this on the first run, but as you've never even been allowed to even open the menus, you'll end up dead, nor can you even deal enough damage for it to register as a hit.
  • Boobs of Steel
  • Bookworm: Arlecchino claims she's read over three million different books, and her current reading speed is about 100 books per day.
  • Break the Haughty: She's eventually invited to the Walpurgis Soiree and arrives the at the proper place with all the ingredients and even performs the incredibly embarrassing "Walpy Shuffle" for several straight hours. Turns out it was a prank by the other Great Witches, who send holograms of themselves to laugh at her misfortune. Cue massive Heroic BSoD.
  • Broken Bird
  • Cluster F-Bomb: She's very prone to saying the "f" word, which the game bleeps out every time she tries saying it. Same with everyone else.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Is definitely this with the Hundred Knight.
  • Dark Magical Girl: Along with many other Witches in the game, despite the game's comedic elements.
  • Deuteragonist: You don't really control her, but her loyal servant. Still, she does all the talking.
  • Dub Name Change: Her original Japanese name was Metallica. Yes, she shared the same name as the heavy metal band, which is the most likely reason for the change. With her original name changed, her nickname also had to be changed from Ricanote  to Lia.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: Lia, and she hates it when anyone refuses to call her by her real name. Inverted. Lia is her real name. The Old Hag gave her the name Metallia when Malia teased her about her name.
  • Equippable Ally: In the Disgaea games, she's a monster-type unit, which means she can be Magichanged into a weapon. In particular, she takes the form of a broom that's classified in-game as a staff.
  • Evil Laugh: Metallia goes with the typical Wicked Witch "Kehehehehe".
  • Expy: She's basically Marisa Kirisame with Etna's sense of clothing and Revy's personality.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: Due to her dwindling magic (and possibly combined with her being constantly tortured), her hair becomes much shorter and goes from blonde to black. It is at this point in the game where she pretty much completes her transition from Jerkass to Jerk with a Heart of Gold and becomes more focused on reviving Visco than spreading her swamp.
  • For the Evulz: Played with. While she definitely does enjoy what she does, it's implied her attempts to bloom the pillars are actually her attempts to leave the swamp and see the outside world before she dies.
  • Full-Frontal Assault: When she uses magic to appear giant during her fight with Purple Peel and Thin Ice Lilly, she is completely nude. Notable in that she averts Barbie Doll Anatomy by having clearly visible nipples.
  • Friendless Background: Comes with living in a swamp where the very air is a deadly poison.
  • Guest Fighter: Appears as a DLC character for Disgaea D2... As a "monster type" unit (piggyback riding ensues). She's also a DLC character for Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance.
  • Hates Being Alone: She has some serious abandonment issues.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Metallia sacrifices her life to bring Visco back to life. Luckily, it doesn't last too long.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: Major type B. Not that she'll ever admit it.
  • I Was Just Passing Through: Her excuse for any of her "good deeds".
  • Immortal Immaturity: Due to having spent nearly the entirety of her 113-year-life stuck in her home, she never really got the chance to grow up and shows it with her snarky remarks and brash attitude. Resultingly, she never got any friends until Visco either.
  • It Amused Me: A lot of the stuff she does has this as her reason.
  • Lady Swears-a-Lot: Very prone to swearing, especially when she's pissed. However, her swearing is mostly censored even in Japanese due to age rating. The rest of the cast also have their swearing moments and those are bleeped as well.
  • Lean and Mean: She's possibly the meanest protagonist within any of the NIS games and she's rail-thin.
  • Like Mother, Like Daughter: Her personality and vocabulary are almost identical to Malia's when she was younger. Her alternate and older self also has the same quiet and mature attitude Malia currently has, implying that Metallia will become more like Malia in the future after growing up more.
  • Loophole Abuse: The contract she made to the Hundred Knight is null and void shortly after his first victory just because of a small technicality he didn't achieve: kill Malia. Therefore, the Hundred Knight is bound to her forever. Or he would be, except that as Metallia cheerfully points out, she only has a hundred days left to live, so 'forever' won't actually be that long.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: It's revealed during the Bad Ending route that she's actually Visco's mother, or more specifically an alternative version of hers is Visco's mother.
  • More Teeth than the Osmond Family: As evidenced through her Slasher Smile.
  • Nice Hat: Metallia's witch hat; it even has two points in the front to make room for her Horned Hairdo!
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Metallia allows Sabina to flee and lie about her death and later tries to create a proper potion to lift Visco's curse. How does karma repay her? By having the potion fail to cure Visco's curse and having Sabina killed by Totopepe, who brings her corpse before the king. These two things convince the stereotypical manipulable King that witches are not to be trusted, thus leading to Metallia's public execution and a massive witch hunt.
  • The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: For all that she claims to be a great and powerful Witch, Metallia does very little other than laze around the house and read all day, occasionally barking orders to the Hundred Knight and Arlecchino. This is partially justified because she's incapable of leaving her swamp and really can't do anything outside until the Hundred Knight does all the work paving the way for her.
  • Promoted to Playable: Subverted. While Metallia does become playable in the Updated Re-release's Tower of Illusions as a Super Mode for the Hundred Knight, it is not the Metallia of the main story who becomes playable, but an Alternate Universe counterpart.
  • Psychopathic Woman Child
  • Rapunzel Hair
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Her power is undeniable, but she was almost completely unknown to the world despite her boasts of being a Great Witch.
  • Solitary Sorceress: With the exception of Arlecchino, Metallia has been living alone ever since the disappearance of her mentor the Old Hag and her falling out with Malia. The deadly nature of the swamp kept her isolated from all of Medea.
  • Stripperific: Magic/game logic seems to be holding her "shirt" on her body
  • Tsundere: Extra heavy on the tsun, but the dere does come out, mostly towards Visco.
  • Tsurime Eyes
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: She had a very rough childhood.
  • Villain Protagonist:
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Visco. Extremely heavy on the vitriolic part, but they gradually grow much closer through the game.
  • When She Smiles: They're few and far in between, but they are there.
  • Your Days Are Numbered: She has predicted she has 100 days left to live, and a countdown is shown every time you pass a certain point in the game.
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    The Hundred Knight 

The Hundred Knight

Voiced by: Kaoru Mizuhara

An ancient demon of legend who is said to be a very powerful, though in truth it's just a small little knight with some hidden potential.

  • Affectionate Nickname: "Hunny Knight" from Mani. Also, "Blacky" from Lia during Chapter 8. If you choose to rescue Metallia in Chapter 11, she remembers the Hundred Knight from her childhood and starts to call him it again.
  • Badass Adorable: Really really adorable and oblivious, but the little guy is being sent to destroy witches and their monstrous minions and he definitely gets the job done. He verbalizes cute Japanese onomatopoeia too.
  • Butt-Monkey: Because of Metallia overworking the little guy.
  • But Thou Must!: While he can voice his dissatisfaction or disagreement, he still has to do whatever Metallia commands. Emphasized in chapter 13, when the game asks you if you want to break the seal to free Metallia, all of your self-assertion choices are "Affirm". Metallia tries to dissuade him several times, telling him that he will free Niike and that there's no way for him to beat the god, but every self-assertion gives you nothing but "Affirm". The Hundred Knight refuses to give you any other choice.
  • Chekhov's Gun: At the start of the game, Metallia mentions that she took something "small but valuable" from the Hundred Knight to seal the contract between them, leading many players to wonder what the Hundred Knight could have had in the Dark World and why it would be important enough to it to be worth stealing. This is revealed near the end of game: It's the name you entered during the tutorial.
  • Cloudcuckoo Lander: He can act a bit like this at times. One particular reaction to finding Metallia "dead" in her bed is to listen to the now talking bed, kick Metallia off of it, and then sleep on it.
  • Eldritch Abomination: A small part of one, anyway. He's a tiny piece of Niike, the true Hundred Knight. In that sense, Metallia's summoning was completely successful.
  • Extreme Omnivore: It is an actual gameplay element for him! Much like an earlier NIS game, he has an energy meter, and all actions taken will drain "giga calories". To replenish this requires you to eat food, or more commonly ANY (yes, ANY) wounded enemies. Of note is that he lacks the secondary superpower of having an absurdly fast digestive tract, so you can only eat if you have room for the garbage blocks that will be added to your inventory.
    • He also eats and stores all the equipment he finds in his stomach.
  • Giant Flyer: In the final chapters, the Hundred Knight takes the form of a giant hawk-like creature.
  • Hello, [Insert Name Here]:
    • The player can put in a name of their choosing at the start of the game, which is immediately subverted when Metallia decides that your name is Hundred Knight whether you like it or not.
    • This is double subverted later when it is revealed that by taking away your name as part of the contract and giving you a new one, the Hundred Knight was prevented from using its true power. Eventually, she releases the Hundred Knight by speaking the name you entered at the start of the game.
  • Heroic Mime: He can still communicate quite well with others around him, but only through murmurs. In Chapter 4, Mani even flat out refers to him as a Silent Protagonist.
  • I Ate WHAT?!: Immediately after being summoned, Metallia forces The Hundred Knight to eat a piece of old gum she found on the ground as part of their contract. Despite his normal eating habits, he still manages to have this reaction.
    • "Hunger is a scary thing!"
  • Megaton Punch: His preferred method of destroying the Pillars of Temperance or really anything in cutscenes.
  • One-Man Army: What he is believed to be, which is why Metallia summons him in the first place.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Shorter than most of the game's cast, but is capable of knocking out people more than twice his size.
  • Undying Loyalty: He will fight through anything for Metallia's sake. Including unleashing and killing a world-devouring Eldritch Abomination.
  • The Unintelligible: He's only capable of speaking in murmurs. While this is not much of a problem if he's asked a Yes or No question, anything more complicated will be very difficult for him to answer.
  • Virtual Paper Doll: Can wear a wide variety of armor to change his overworld appearance, though it doesn't affect his avatar during conversations.

    Arlecchino 

Arlecchino

Voiced by: Koji Yusa (JP), Patrick Seitz (EN)

Metalia's (somewhat) loyal butler.

  • The Butler Did It: Parodied. He kills Metallia in the middle of the night, then acts shocked and revives her the next morning. Upon awakening, she immediately snaps at him for making his "Murder Mystery Games" so predictable because he's always the killer.
  • Golem: He is a constructed from bones and clothes, created by Forest Witch Malia presumably to watch over Metallia's growth.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: He completely floors two incredibly powerful witch soldiers when Hundred Knight needs a distraction to escape Belda's Reverse-Amataya.
  • Malicious Misnaming: No matter how many times she corrects him, he always refers to Metallia as "Master Lia".
  • My Master, Right or Wrong: His purposeful sarcasm aside, he states he will never leave Metallia's side.
  • No Villain To Her Butler: Arlecchino has been with Metallia ever since she was a child and knows more about her situation and motivation than anyone.
  • Servile Snarker: Almost every other sentence is a Stealth Insult towards Metallia.
  • Undying Loyalty: Literally. As a construct, he's functionally immortal as long as Malia is alive, since he was was created by the Forest Witch and his life is tied to hers.
  • Verbal Tic: He has a tendency to end sentences with a rather slow and drawn out "yes".

    Viscole Dotrish 

Viscole Dotrish

Voiced by: Ayumi Fujimura (JP), Janice Kawaye (EN)

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A young Inquisitor and the Princess of Amataya Kingdom. She mistakes Metallia for Malia, and asks her for help in lifting a curse that has given her the tail and nose of a dog.

  • Active Royalty
  • All of the Other Reindeer: People were often talking behind Visco's back and making her feel ostracized long before she was cursed. The curse simply made it worse.
  • Animal Motifs: She has some of the personality traits of a dog, notably her fierce loyalty and protectiveness of her comrades.
  • Baleful Polymorph: Downplayed. She was only partially transformed, gaining a dog's tail and nose. Otherwise, she's perfectly fine.
  • Barbie Doll Anatomy: In chapter 2, when Metallia enlarges her so she can administer the antidote to her curse, Visco is completely naked but lacks any nipples or genitals.
  • Big Bad Friend:
    • As an Inquisitor, it's Visco's job to hunt down and kill dangerous Witches like Metallia, though it may be a bit of stretch to call Metallia and Visco "friends".
    • It's also, to an extent, inverted. Metallia is a Villain Protagonist for quite some time, and Visco is rather good.
  • Butt-Monkey: Absolutely nothing goes right for her.
  • Girlish Pigtails: According to the artbook, they cover up her small dog ears... while still resembling dog ears themselves.
  • Gorgeous Gorgon: How her canine features are treated. Even though she still looks very human and is very cute, she's treated as if her dog nose and tail make her monstrously hideous.
  • Heroic Bastard: Part of the reason why she was ostracized, and for her immunity to Metallia's swamp. Her mother is hinted at, then later revealed to be Valaie, the Sun Witch from the flashbacks.
  • Hidden Depths: She seems completely immune to the side effects of being in Metallia's swamp, and most forms of magic barely affect her. This is because she herself is a witch with latent powers. She was also taught the laws of being a Witch by her teacher, which prevented her from becoming a Dark Witch through inner strength.
  • I Will Wait for You: The images in the end credits imply this with an older Visco returning to Metallia's house.
  • In-Series Nickname: She prefers to go by Visco. Less affectionately, she's sometimes called Princess Dog, mutt, mongrel, or cur.
  • Little Bit Beastly
  • Morality Chain: She is the only person Metallia is even a little nice to.
  • The Pollyanna: Though she can be rather grumpy and snappy at times, she is nonetheless extremely forgiving and optimistic.
  • Really Royalty Reveal: It's easy to think that the nickname of Princess Dog isn't serious, but come Chapter 6, Belda reveals that Visco really is a Princess.
  • Rebellious Princess
  • Sensory Overload: That dog nose isn't just for show. Particularly bad smells can knock her out cold.
  • Shoo the Dog: Tries to convince Metallia to leave Amataya on several occasions when she's invited there, not wanting her to get dragged into the Kingdom's mess of back-stabbing and politics. Naturally, Metallia doesn't listen as Visco was the one she came there to see in the first place. Come the end of Chapter 10, though, Visco turns out have been absolutely right.
  • The Witch Hunter: What she's supposed to be as an Inquisitor, but her condition has put her in danger of being brought before the Inquisition as a heretic.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Grade A

    Lana Nia Lucchini 

Lana Nia Lucchini

Voiced by: Tomoe Tamiyasu (JP), Erica Mendez (EN)

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A young goat-like beastman that Metallia encounters in the Tettara Desert while searching for a Bell Plant. He is fascinated with Witches and wants to be Metallia's apprentice.

    Mani the Fairy 

Mani the Fairy/Aguni

Voiced by: Rei Matsuzaki (JP), Xanthe Huynh (EN)

A Swamp Fairy that befriended Metallia when she was very young. In reality, she is the reborn form of Niike's maiden, Aguni.

  • Affably Evil: While she wants to destroy the world as revenge for Niike's death, her upbeat personality seems genuine, and, despite having befriended her to use her, seems to like Metallia quite well. Until Niike is killed again, that is.
  • Big Bad: She befriended Metallia and helps her on her quest to destroy the Pillars of Temperance because doing so will release her beloved Niike and allow the pair to take revenge on the land of Medea by destroying it.
  • Big Bad Friend: Mani genuinely likes Metallia and the Hundred Knight as friends and jovially greets them before meeting them in battle as the Final Boss with Niike, thinking of them as both friends and obstacles to her goal that must be eliminated.
  • The Chessmaster: Carefully plots to keep Metallia working towards unleashing the pillars and making her think she's an ally the whole time. Even Heinz has got nothing on her and her scheming puts him out of the picture far before he can get anywhere.
  • Evil All Along: In the final chapter, she appears during Metallia's confrontation with the Old Hag/Uruka and kills the old witch, revealing herself as Aguni and seeking to resurrect Niike to destroy the world in vengeance.
  • Genki Girl: Mani is cheerful and perpetually peppy, always greeting her friends with a goofy nickname and chipper demeanour. This persists even after she outs herself as the Big Bad and lasts even when she fights Metallia and the Hundred Knight, fading only when they kill her beloved Niike.
  • Innocent Innuendo: She suggests that Lucchini bathe together with Metallia as a means of helping him get used to the idea of baths, and doesn't understand why he gets so flustered. She soon decides it's because he's afraid of bathing in poisonous swamp water.
  • Major Injury Underreaction: She is totally unfazed by being drenched in her own blood or being impaled by shards of glass due to her usual method of entering Metallia's home.
  • Manipulative Bitch: Mani effortlessly plays Metallia to her tune by convincing her to "gain power" by destroying the pillars when really this is playing right into her hands by bringing strength back to Niike's body to resurrect him.
  • Malicious Misnaming: Much like Arlecchino, she calls Metallia by her real name.
  • The Nicknamer: Doggy, Arly, Hunny Knight...She has a nickname for just about everyone she meets.
  • Psycho Supporter: Being used as a sacrifice to stop Niike and rejected by the world she was born to led her to begin lovingly worshipping the God of Evil, seeing him as the only one who understood her and will now stop at nothing to bring him back so they can end the world that hurt her so much.
  • True Final Boss: After defeating Niike, Mani/Aguni become consumed with rage and take on a One-Winged Angel form to battle Metallia and the Hundred Knight.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Has a truly massive one after Mega Hunny Knight/Niike is killed by The Hundred Knight and Metallia.
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The Great Witches

    The Forest Witch, Malia 

The Forest Witch, Malia

Voiced by: Hitomi Nabatame (JP), Wendee Lee (EN)

Metallia's rival and mother-via-magic-seed, who owns a larger portion of land than she does and has been fighting her for 100 years.

  • All of the Other Reindeer: Most of the villagers think Malia is a freak for constantly going to the swamp and any attempts to prove otherwise ends in the villagers choosing to believe in their own Insane Troll Logic.
  • Aloof Big Sister: While Malia is Metallia's mother, she acts more like a sister toward Metallia, and a teasing one at that.
  • Barrier Warrior: Her skills at creating magical barriers are top-notch, and she uses them pretty well, though her other magic abilities are nowhere near as advanced.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Even though she's stated to be a saint and beloved by everyone, she will still poison Hundred Knight if the player accepts the tea she offers. Could also show that Metallia's insistence that she wasn't to be trusted isn't too far off. And her attitude towards Metallia in Chapter 8 shows clearly that she wasn't always so friendly.
  • Boobs of Steel
  • Disc-One Final Boss: She's the second boss fought, and defeated WAY before the big plot gets started.
  • Dub Name Change: Her original Japanese name was Marikanote 
  • Easily Forgiven: Remarkably, despite everything inflicted on her by Metallia and all the bad things that happen to her in the story as a result of it (see Fate worse than death below), Malia not only forgives her but fights harder than almost everyone else in the story to help her in her times of need.
  • Fate Worse than Death: Metalia hexes Malia, her own mother, by turning her into a mouse and then summoning horny mice to make lots and lots of brothers and sisters for her. Then at the end of the day, her mouse form is seemingly caught, killed, and and cooked by Arlecchino and then fed to the Hundred Knight.
  • Green Thumb
  • It Can Think: This is how Malia reacts if the Hundred Knight chooses to question Metallia's orders after she offers him some tea. Unfortunately, Metallia has Hundred Knight attack before Malia can go into detail.
  • Lady Swears-a-Lot: She used to be just as foul mouthed as Metallia.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: She is apparently Metallia's mother, but Metallia doesn't care much and punishes her anyway. Although the details are a little more complicated: Metallia was born from an enchanted seed Malia planted in the swamp using magic.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Metallia appears and gives her one once the Hundred Knight unseals the Pillar of Temperance.
  • Not Quite Dead: Arlecchino lied about having caught and cooked her, and was presumably just trying to teach Metallia a lesson or trying to keep Malia from incurring Metallia's hexing any further. He uses the fact he's still functional as proof, as his life is tied to Malia's. If Malia had actually died, then Arlecchino would have essentially died with her.
  • Not So Different: While she appears to be a patient saint when you first meet her, a huge contrast to Metallia, the Troubled Backstory Flashback in chapter 8 shows that she wasn't always like that. In fact, her personality back then was nearly identical to present day Metallia, right down to the wicked grin and colourful language.
  • Parental Abandonment: Her own parents were killed by the swamp's poison before she even became a Witch.
  • Trauma Conga Line: Malia possibly has the absolute worst luck in the entire game. To wit, she is: turned into a mouse by Metallia, then almost raped by a pack of horny rats which Metallia summoned, tormented by children and poked with sticks, swallowed whole by predatory birds and forced to claw and bite her way out, chased through the Amataya sewers by Hundred Knight who then chops her tail off,
  • Truly Single Parent: Metallia was born from a magic seed which Malia planted in the swamp, causing her to have a child without a partner.

    Gelato Valentine 

Gelato Valentine

Voiced by: Kumiko Nakane (JP)

A Great Witch, known by some as The Duchess of Flowers. Metallia picks a fight with her because her territory begins to encroach on Metallia's swampland.

  • Adorable Evil Minions: Her Korigon, who follow Valentine's every whim and are utterly fearful if things don't go according to Valentine's will.
  • Berserk Button: Refusing to do exactly what she says and especially any form of backchat are guaranteed to piss her off, as Teresa finds out, only being let off because she was Belda's apprentice. For a bit.
  • Do with Him as You Will: Metallica tells the Korigon that Valentine had lost her power to Cigaro and no longer has power over them. Cue their Nightmare Faces followed by them trying to maul Valentine to death.
  • Femme Fatale: As much as she can in a setting with no major male characters.
  • Flunky Boss: Like her sister, she spends a lot of time conjuring mooks when you get to really fight her in Chapter 12.]]
  • Gory Discretion Shot: She is savagely mauled and presumably eaten by her Korigon servants off-screen.
  • Lame Excuse: When she reveals this to Dulche, she's not convinced, claiming that while she can be forgiven for her actions against her personally and won't kill her, Gelato's crimes against the Korigon and her people can not be ignored and exiles her on the spot.
  • Odd Name Out: She is the only Great Witch without an official "The [Noun] Witch" title.
  • Psycho Lesbian: She invites Metallia to be her "nighttime attendant" in exchange for an invitation to Walpurgisnacht and kidnaps Visco after "looking her over, as if examining a product for sale", with the intent of turning her into a sex slave and nearly all of her dialogue with Metallia consists of not-so-subtle innuendos.
  • Sweet Tooth
  • Sound-Only Death
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Most of her actions are a result of her wanting Dulche to praise her. In Chapter 13 though, Dulche does eventually give both Cigaro and Gelato some praise and encouragement. As cold and perverse as Gelato is, she really appears to be sincerely touched by it.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Turns one of her demon servants into a flower because the Hundred Knight was able to defeat him.

     The Fog Witch, Nezaria Netherland 

The Fog Witch, Nezaria Netherland

Voiced by: Kaori Mizuhashi (JP), Cristina Valenzuela (EN)

The current head of the Great Witches at Walpurgis, and widely considered to be the most powerful.

  • Bad Ass Boast: Gets one given for her when Witch Fanboy Lucchini meets her for the first time. He breathlessly starts listing her accomplishments and feats before asking if it's really her. She replies that yes, she is the same Nezaria he's talking about... and that she also killed 100 Sand Eaters in the Tettara Desert, and she'd appreciate if he included that next time.
  • Cute Mute: Sort of. She has a very quiet voice, and uses her staff when she needs to speak loudly or sound official.
  • Little Miss Bad Ass: Don't let her appearance fool you. She's easily one of the strongest witches there is and no one would ever dare contest it.
  • Master of Illusion:
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Giving Lucchini that fog cloak seemed like a great idea. Then he used it to help his father slaughter everyone in Amataya Castle.
  • Older Than They Look: She looks like she's 9, maybe 10 years old. Rest assured she's likely the oldest of the Great Witches.
  • The Stoic
  • The Quiet One: She rarely ever talks, and when she does, she's so quiet it's barely audible. Luckily, her staff can communicate for her.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure:
    • She's the head of the Great Witches, but unlike the other Great Witches, she's willing to consider the opinions of outsiders. She's also one of the only witches who wasn't behind the plot to humiliate Metallia.
    • Despite having every reason to wage war on Amataya Kingdom after the massive witch hunt that took out most of the Great Witches and many more, Nezaria wishes for nothing more than to establish a peaceful coexistence with it once again. It helps that most of the key players of the witch hunt are either dead or on the run.
  • Smug Smiler: Her few smiles are often of the smug variety. They usually come out when she's either trolling Malia, feeling very proud of herself, or about to lay waste to her foes.
  • Troll: Late in the game, she gives Malia Mouse a potion to help her to communicate beyond squeaking. Malia immediately asks how long she had it, to which Nezaria replies that she had it all along, she just found the squeaking really cute.
    • Before that, when she reveals that Malia is still alive to Metallia, she "claims" that Malia is furious about everything she's been put through, even using swear words to convince Metallia that it's really her (since she did have that attitude as a youth but lost it in adulthood, it works), but Mouse Malia is shocked by what Nezaria is saying on her behalf.

     The Dust Witch, Purple Peel 

The Dust Witch, Purple Peel

Voiced by: Naoko Matsui (JP)

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     The Ice Witch, Liliane 

The Ice Witch, Liliane

Voiced by: Tomoe Tamiyasu (JP)

     The Scum Witch, Belda 

The Scum Witch, Belda

Voiced by: Rei Matsuzaki (JP)

     The Pumpkin Witch, Ryubence 

The Pumpkin Witch, Ryubence

Voiced by: Kaoru Mizuhara (JP), Natalie Hoover

Other witches

     The Old Hag 

The Old Hag/Great Witch Uruka

Voiced by: Wasabi Mizuta (JP), Barbara Goodson (EN)

An elderly Witch that Metallia used to live with when she was a child.

  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": She is only ever referred to as "Old Hag" until late in the game when she is revealed to be the Great Witch, Uruka. It's likely she put up with Malia and Metallia calling her this to keep her identity a secret.
  • Evil Laugh: Though she isn't evil in the slightest, she has the classic wicked witch "Kehehehe". Now we know where Metallia got it from...
  • Knight Templar: Will stop at nothing to finish off Niike for good, regrets none of her actions in doing so, and has no problem being the villain if she has to.
  • Manipulative Bitch: She raised Malia and Metallia/Lia like a loving parent but made preparations to have Malia sacrafice Metallia behind their backs.
  • No Name Given: Metallia and Malia only ever know her as "Old Hag".
  • Parental Substitute: She raised Metallia and trained Malia, acting as a surrogate grandmother to them.
  • Take Up My Sword: Leaves Malia with the title of Forest Witch.
  • Trickster Mentor: Likes to tease her apprentice.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: At her core she is a good person who just wants to save the world but she's so devoted to her cause that she's willing to manipulate the girls she raised like daughters into being sacrifices for her cause and believes in what she's doing enough to say she has no regrets in using them like pawns.

     Cigaro Valentine 

Cigaro Valentine

Gelato's huge elder sister.

     Dulche Valentine 

Dulche Valentine

The true Duchess of Flowers.

  • Older Than They Look: Despite looking like a child, she is as old as Uruka, and is the one who created the pillars from Niike's bones.
  • Stripperific: She even beats Metallia and Liliane. Full sprites reveal that she's only wearing a thong with that nightshirt.
  • Truly Single Parent: "Mother" of sorts of Gelato and Cigaro Valentine. The two are her doubles, meant to watch over Dulche's lands in her place due to her sickness.
  • The Unfought: Despite her claims of being the strongest witch alive and her request to Metallia to give her an entertaining fight if they meet back in her home world, the player never gets the chance to actually fight her.
  • Walking Spoiler: Her very existence is a spoiler.

     The Tar Witch, Teresa 

The Tar Witch, Teresa

Voiced by: Kaori Mizuhashi (JP)

A young apprentice witch that serves the Great Scum Witch, Belda.

  • Alas, Poor Villain: She may have been a Dirty Coward who constantly cowered at someone more powerful than her and continued to insult Metallia when she thought she was in the clear but her death comes off as rather depressing especially since she begged her master to save her from Metallia's swamp. The swamp didn't affect any other witch except her and that was because she was used as a Human Shield by her master Belda herself who threw her away once she had no use.
  • Alpha Bitch: Eager to humiliate and insult Metallia, especially if it means getting brownie points with her superiors, despite being little more than an apprentice herself.
  • Blush Sticker
  • Dirty Coward: Cries, begs for mercy, and runs when it's feasible that Metallia can get payback; laughs and calls her names when she's in the safety of her master's presence, hundreds of miles away.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: She gets coated in poisonous swamp mud when Metallia crashes the Night Train into Brockenturm and is confirmed to have melted away from it all in a later chapter. During her actual death her suffering is treated as a complete side event, with all the other witches ignoring her suffering to focus on Metallia.
  • Expressive Hair: A mild example; her pigtails bristle slightly when she is shocked, and sag just a little when she's distressed.
  • Girlish Pig Tails
  • Human Shield: Her death is revealed to have happened because Belda deflected toxic swamp mud Metallia had aimed for her at her apprentice to avoid being killed herself.

     The Fire Witch, Lavila Lalula Lu 

The Fire Witch, Lavila Lalula Lu

Voiced by: Saki Fujita (JP)

Purple Peel's apprentice and the newly appointed Fire Witch. Most of the characters call her Lavi.

     Sabina 

Sabina

A witch that has been mistaken for an evil spirit, and is "haunting" Cicite Battlefield, near the capital of Amataya.

  • Adorkable: She has a serious stutter and is rather nervous, but you can tell she's doing her best.
  • The Atoner: Her rotting ailment is a product of her own guilt and the resentment of those she inadvertently killed. After her wish for everyone who ever alienated her to die did exactly that, she dedicated herself to protecting others from Aramashira, in attempt to prevent others from suffering becuse of her actions.]
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: Sabina was alienated and rejected by everyone she knew, and secretly wished they would all die. The hatefulness in her soul gave birth to a Dark Witch, which then did just that.
  • Body Horror: Her body is covered in in foul smelling, infected, rotting wounds. She uses magic to render herself partially invisible, so as to not frighten people. Though, it does nothing to mask the smell, which is described as "Rotting meat stuffed with shit".
  • Bus Crash: She is murdered offscreen by Totopepe, and her body and ribbon are used as evidence to prove that Metallia is planning subterfuge against the kingdom.
  • Cute Ghost Girl: She's not actually a ghost, but she fits the general aesthetic.
  • Foil: To Metallia. Both are relatively young witches that come from a Friendless Background and desperately hate being alone. But where Metallia is confident, abrasive, and would never admit she just wants friends, Sabina is shy, frightened, and all but begs others not to leave her alone.
  • Friendless Background: Much like Metallia herself, but for different reasons.
  • Hates Being Alone
  • I Just Want to Have Friends
  • Revenge: She's hunting the real evil spirit, a Dark Witch, because it killed everyone she knew.
  • "Shaggy Dog" Story: Much like Mitten before her, everything that Metallia and Hundred Knight do to help her overcome her past and move on with her life becomes meaningless because Totopepe murders her. Sadly, unlike Mitten, there's no hint of indication that she ever returned to life, as the game and its artbooks make no mention of her at all past her death.
  • Shout-Out: Might be a coincidence, but her name is the same as that of another witch, but with a letter removed. Considering the Foil entry above, if this was intentional, it might be used as a parallel to Metallia's name.
  • Shrinking Violet
  • Tomato in the Mirror: She is the Dark Witch that she's been hunting, or rather, it was born of her soul.
  • Yandere: She becomes very attached to Hundred Knight, since he's the first thing that didn't turn and run when it found her, to the point of trying to literally steal him away from Metallia. Although, she's less extreme than other examples however, and quickly relents once Metallia makes it clear she's not going to just give Hundred Knight up.

Non-Witches

     Nahab 

Nahab

A rather fat and lonely merman shaman. Metallia seeks him out when she becomes dangerously ill.

  • Accidental Misnaming: When Metallia introduces herself as a Great Witch, he automatically assumes she's someone else and begins rattling off the names of various Great Witches. When she insists her name is Metallia, he asks if she's sure, because he's never heard of her.
  • Dirty Old Man:
    • He jokingly asks Metallia to let him fondle her breasts in exchange for curing her. Her Death Glare quickly dissuades him.
    • Also, the loot for raiding his shack? Adult panties.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Despite being a complete pervert, even he's creeped out by Lily when she comes to him for treatment.]]
  • Fish People
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: He has more than a few unsavory ideas about Metallia and the Hundred Knight, but quickly abandons them when he realizes how stupid it would be to cross either of them.
  • Pun: He's a shaman, who specializes in medical treatments for Witches. He's a Witch Doctor.

     Mitten the Buridango Princess 

Mitten the Buridango Princess

Voiced by: Saki Fujita (JP), Christine Marie Cabanos (EN)

A large roach-like insect that comes to Metallia for help in "supporting her prince". She's actually a Witch whose soul has been overwhelmed by dark magic, and is slowly transforming into a Dark Witch.

  • And I Must Scream: She is still conscious and terrified as her body becomes a mindless killing machine.
  • Baleful Polymorph: Mitten is actually a Witch that has been overwhelmed by dark magic and lost her memory.
  • Cute Monster Girl: She's essentially a giant bipedal cockroach with a human face on the underside of her head.
  • Foil: To Belda. Both love Heintz and would do anything for him even if it means turning into a Dark Witch. The difference is that Mitten only saw the good side of Heintz, tried to protect him from afar, and did her best even though she may have known he was courting Princess Hilda while Belda completed every evil task he asked her of without a shred of regret and would kill anyone who even thought of being with Heintz. In addition, the way Heintz treats them is very different. Whereas Heintz is clearly using Belda, Heintz's friendliness towards Mitten is genuine, giving Mitten his mitten when she was cold, showing concern when he saw her corpse on the road, and feeling slight happy and nostalgic when Mitten's human reincarnation finds him.
  • Gorgeous Gorgon: Much like Visco, she's treated like she's disgusting and grotesque, but to the audience she is adorable and is also a human who was transformed into a "monster".
  • Hopeless Suitor: She asks for Metallia's help so she can "support the prince". When Lucchini presses her for more information, she admits that she has fallen for him. Metallia immediately refuses her request on the basis that it is impossible and pretty stupid to play matchmaker for a giant insect and a human prince. Though in reality, Metallia refuses the request for a very different reason... Mitten is a Dark Witch.
  • Playing with Fire: Her primary method of attack as a Dark Witch.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Once she transforms completely into a Dark Witch.
  • "Shaggy Dog" Story: Despite all that Lucchini and Hundred Knight do to help Mitten meet her prince, it all becomes meaningless when she transforms into a Dark Witch and Metallia orders Hundred Knight to put her down.
  • Shoot the Shaggy Dog
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Garbage. She just can't help but shovel it into her mouth.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: She throws this at Lucchini because he essentially tells her that if she wants the prince to like her, she has to stop doing everything that makes her who she is (Stop eating trash, fly or walk on two legs instead of six, wear perfume to cover her stench, etc).

     Wedge and Biggs 

Wedge and Biggs

Two knights that serve under Visco and accompany her on her trip to meet with Malia. They harbor no loyalty to Visco whatsoever, and both end up being killed in the forest trying to abandon her.

  • All Men Are Perverts: Even though they had perfectly good reasons to serve Visco, they only agreed to help her so they would have an excuse to hang around a cute young girl.
  • Asshole Victim: Both of them joined Visco just so they could ogle a cute girl, then they insult her behind her back and plan on abandoning her in the woods when things begin to look for the worse. Shortly after, both of them die.
  • Bring My Brown Pants: The noxious gas of Metallia's swamp has made both of them very sick.
  • The Caretaker: Wedge was this for his ailing mother. Didn't stop him from taking a mission for the express purpose of hanging around a cute girl.
  • Easily Forgiven: Even when Visco learns of their true colors, she adamantly in her goody-two-shoes-princess-manner believes they had a good reason for helping her and mourns their deaths.
  • Retirony: Biggs joined Visco as "one last job" before retiring to work a farm with his wife. However, given that he only took the job so he could perv on a teenage girl, one must question how enthusiastic he was about the prospect.
  • Shout-Out Theme Naming: They are ether a Shout-Out to Star Wars or a Shout-Out to Final Fantasy's recurring Shout-Out to Star Wars.
  • Those Two Guys: Looks like Nippon Ichi has been taking notes from Square Enixnote .
  • Vomit Discretion Shot: Due entirely to graphical limitations and the current 3D presentation the game took for its release, we never see any of the visually unpleasant side effects Metallia's swamp is having on their bodies.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye

     Totopepe 

Totopepe

Voiced by: Takashi Nagasako (JP)

Visco's loyal squire, who accompanies her on her trip to meet with Malia.

  • Ax-Crazy: Some of his more...unsavoury actions indicate very well that he is disturbed.
  • Beast Man: His true form, which is a giant beastly satyr, bigger than humans.
  • The Brute: He lacks intelligence and cunning, and despite all the despicable things he has done throughout the game, he wouldn't have gotten as far as he did without the guidance of Belda or Lucchini.
  • Creepy Souvenir: Enjoyed murdering Visco so much that he decided to carry her corpse around in a sack on his back.
  • Evil Laugh: Likes to come out with a guttural "Guhuhuhuhuh" whenever he does something really nasty. Expect to hear it a lot.
  • Knight of Cerebus: His murder of Visco is what drives the game to its darkest arc.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: Stupid as he may be, Totopepe reveals he's strong and sadistic enough to cause a tragedy for Metallia and Visco.
  • The Sociopath: A cruel psychopath, Totopepe tortures Metallia while giggling and impulsively murders the entire kingdom for the sake of his own power.
  • Slasher Smile: Sports a permanent one in his real form.
  • Torture Technician: And a truly vile and sadistic one at that.

     Princess Hilda Dotrish 

Princess Hilda Dotrish

The Princess of Amataya Kingdom and Visco's elder sister.

     Heintz 

Heintz

Voiced by: Shuuta Morishima (JP)

A well loved and handsome young nobleman, and the adopted son of Lord Damuu. He is currently courting Princess Hilda with the intent of marrying her.

  • Beware the Nice Ones:He is aware of Belda's crush on him and uses it to have her betray Metallia and the other witches and design the anti-magic golems for the Inquisitors to wipe them all out in his planned witch-hunt. He doesn't so much cross the Moral Event Horizon himself as use his charm to make others cross it for him.
  • Expy: To Almaz from Disgaea 3 in appearance as well as personality. Later in the plot, this gets a complete inversion as Heintz turns out to be a Manipulative Bastard. His attempting to court Hilda and Visco before him revealed to be just a part of his power-hungry plan, not out of love.
  • Final Solution: Him and his father's plan to remove the witches and gain power is this.
  • Kick the Dog: Breaks Metallia's arm at the kingdom's celebration and later completely discards Belda when she stops being of use to him. He's also fine with ordering Visco killed.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Despite his pet the dog moments with Mitten and seemingly nice attitude, he is this through and through. He tried to marry into the royal family by courting Visco, and immediately moved onto her sister Hilda when she left the kingdom. He also conspires with Belda to frame Metallia and coordinates the witch-hunt plot with his father and brother. His motivation for this is to remove the witches as a ruling power for the Kingdom and increase his own standing, allowing him to rule through "Pure Politics".
  • Nice Guy: His public face is generally is this, and is very polite and courteous to pretty much everyone he comes across, including Mitten and Metallia.
  • Pet the Dog: Towards Mitten. He sees her at the roadside and unlike other characters in the story, is not repulsed by her and gives her his, mitten to keep warm. He is also one of the few people who was ever nice to Belda, even if a lie.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Unlike most other examples, he's warm and friendly on the outside but utterly cold and ruthless deep down.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: What we see of him later is really a far cry from the kind boy who gave Mitten a mitten. In fact, he was about to go over to Mitten's corpse until he then reminds himself that he's no longer the same person he was before, staying through with his evilness to the end.
  • The Von Trope Family
  • The Witch Hunter: Like Visco, he is a member of the Inquisitors.
  • You Have Failed Me: Abandons Belda almost instantly after it's revealed that Nezaria and the Hundred Knight escaped her traps, and forces her to fight them both in an attempt to buy time while he evacuates Amataya with the king.

     Jack 

Jack

Voiced by: Shuuta Morishima

Heintz's younger brother.

     Lord Damuu 

Lord Damuu

The head of the Church of Niike (and by extension the Inquisitors) and a prominent Figure in Amataya's politics. He is Heintz and Jack's adoptive father.

     Niike 

The true Hundred Knight. An ancient dimension-travelling eldritch horror that once threatened the world. Though it was defeated long ago, the witches who fought against it could only seal it away. And now the seals are weakening...

Magolia

Introduced in the Updated Re-release Revival, Magolia is the Alternate Universe counterpart of Madea with much of the game taking place in the Tower of Illusions. As such, many of it's denizens are Alternate Universe counterparts to the original cast. Only character tropes related to the Tower of Illusions are listed here.

    Denizens of Magolia 

Lia

An alternate version of Metallia. Unlike Metallia, Lia doesn't seem to be confined to her swamp. She seeks to reach the top of the Tower of Illusions.
  • Action Girl: Unlike Metallia, we actually get to control Lia during some parts of the game.
  • Berserk Button: She doesn't like being called kind. Unsurprisingly, Arlecchino, being unflinchingly polite, presses this button all too often.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: She was born to a human father and a witch mother. The other witches often mock her for it.
  • Last Of Her Kind: In her world, the Great Witch Hunts killed off nearly all witches, leaving her as one of the last survivors.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: Since the Hundred Knight can't speak, Lia doesn't know why he seems so familiar with her.
  • Magic Knight: Lia is both a powerful mage and decent swordsman, compared to Metallia who, outside of a few cut scenes, generally used powerful magic. However, Metallia has better overall mastery of magic, unlike Lia whose abilities are tailored specifically for combat.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: One of the first things that surprises the Hundred Knight is that she willingly calls herself "Lia", which was Metallia's major Berserk Button in the main universe.
  • Super Mode: Acts as one in the Tower of Illusions; saving up enough "Concentrated Mana" lets you temporarily take control of her in place of the Hundred Knight.
  • Parental Abandonment: Both her father and mother disappeared when she was young. Malia reveals her father was dying from a disease, so he used what little time he had to climb the tower and wish that Lia wouldn't be lonely. The fate of her mother is unknownnote .
  • The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: Subverted. While she leaves the Hundred Knight to do most of the fighting, she chips in every once in a while as sort of a Super Mode.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Zigzagged. Unlike Metallia, Lia does not require the mana of the swamp to stay healthy, being able to fight very well on her own. On the other hand, her magical abilities aren't nearly as impressive, lacking the magical knowledge and the nearly unlimited potential of Metallia.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: While she's still an abusive Lady Swears-a-Lot, Lia is a bit nicer than Metallia, seeing as she's willing to help out the Hundred Knight on occasion AND teams up with her universe's version of Visco shortly after they meet.

Viscole Dotrish

The alternate counterpart to Medea's Visco, she is a knight who gained her dog-like features during the king's mad attempt to execute all dogs. She nervously enters the Tower of Illusions in order to wish for a cure to become a human again.

  • Butt-Monkey: Potentially even more so than her main universe counterpart due to being much more timid. She gets regularly freaked out and is often the subject of mockery and slapstick humor.
  • Chickification: Medea's Visco was often shown to be brave and strong of heart in the face of danger as well as a capable warrior, being able to fight off dozens of her fellow Inquisitors. Her Magolia counterpart is much more timid and nervous and quickly falls to low level monsters. Her time with Lia, however, helps her become braver and closer to her Medea counterpart.
  • Extreme Doormat: She is unable to voice any of her opinions, becoming nervous at the first sign of trouble. Lia even says that her problem isn't so much her skill as it is her being completely unassertive.

Arlecchino

The alternate counterpart to Medea's Arlecchino. He is a golem who remained in the Tower of Illusions under orders from his previous master. He, unfortunately, lost his body during a scuffle with monsters and has remained headless for a long time until meeting Lia.

  • Off with His Head!: He lost his body during a scuffle with monsters because he absentmindedly threw his own head at them. Much like his Medea counterpart, witches who are really irritated with him usually kick his head off.
  • Robo Speak: Unlike his Medea counterpart, Arlecchino's speech patterns are much more stilted and awkward, made even more apparent in the original Japanese voiced dialogue. Before his head is reattached he even had a buzzing "BZZZT" as a Verbal Tic.

Lucchini

The alternate counterpart to Medea's Lucchini. A beastman who traveled to the Tower of Illusions to meet witches and gain the power to defend himself from humans.

  • Fantastic Racism: He despises humans since they hunted down the beastmen as well as witches, whom he idolized. This has led to his initial disdain towards Lia and Visco
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: His initial contempt for the cast is rather off-putting as his Medea counterpart was regularly shown to be quite cheerful and accepting of others even at his worst. He eventually acts much closer to his Medea counterpart once he accepts Lia and Visco as friends.
  • Undying Loyalty: In spite of Teresa's claims of being a more legitimate witch and other attempts to sway Lucchini to her side, Lucchini had already pledged himself Lia and wants to honor that pledge.
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