Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention (PS Vita) Now Available

Posted on April 18, 2012 by
Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention (PS Vita) Now Available

Story: Mao, son of the Overlord, has not once attended class since the beginning of school. His ambition is to overthrow his father and claim his title (along with claiming revenge for having his gaming systems destroyed). After reading a few volumes in his manga about the Super Hero, Mao resolves to become a hero, convinced that it is the only way to gain enough power.

Eventually, Raspberyl, Mao's childhood rival, learns about his goal, and realizes that if Mao became a Hero, it would endanger her position as the Academy's top delinquent. She makes up her mind to follow Mao, stop his plan, and once again secure her title. However, since Raspberyl is a demon delinquent, she tries to solve the problem without violence and talk him out of it instead. Almaz, a meek hero from Earth on a mission to protect princess Sapphire by defeating the overlord who he believes is targeting her, misunderstands the situation and tries to save the day. Mao accepts the challenge and defeats him, stealing Almaz's title and giving him the title of "Demon". Almaz slowly starts becoming a demon, but he sticks with Mao in hopes that Mao will tire of the hero title and give it back.

Visiting the "Heart Bank", in which demons store unnecessary memories, they make several attempts to open up Mao's heart, where the title is buried, but are unsuccessful. Geoffrey, Mao's butler, is unhappy with Almaz's meddling. Finally, Mao realizes that he had sealed away his own memory that he had, in fact, contributed to his father's demise by telling the Super Hero his weak spot. The Super Hero later clarifies this by revealing that the Overlord intentionally lost in order to protect Mao from his ultimate attack.

Eventually, all the freshmen become delinquents, being brainwashed by the Senior class. While fighting them, Mao learns that Geoffrey orchestrated the plan. Actually the Super Hero in disguise, Geoffrey attempted to raise Mao to be the ultimate overlord so he could eventually destroy him. Mao tries to get revenge by destroying the human world, but the words of his friends convince him not to release the evil in his heart, and he instead goes after the Super Hero, who is surprised to see Mao has not succumbed to evil. The hero initially dismisses Mao as weak, but, ironically, Mao uses the true power of a hero to defeat the Super Hero. The ghost of his father gives Mao the Overlord title and he runs the Evil Academy henceforth.