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The Dark Assembly in Disgaea 1 Complete

The Dark Assembly is a recurring feature in the Disgaea series. It allows the player to activate a variety of gameplay upgrades and temporary bonuses.

The name of this feature often changes to match the setting of the game, being called the Homeroom in Disgaea 3, the Dark Senate in Disgaea 4, and the Strategy Assembly in Disgaea 5.

While character creation and Reincarnation are accessed through it, they don't usually interact with this feature's mechanics.

How it works[]

The Dark Assembly is accessed simply by talking to the corresponding NPC in the base. This will prompt the player to select a unit who'll pay for the Bill, and then show a list of all available Bills and their Mana cost.

Once a Bill is selected the character will be transported to the actual Dark Assembly room, which contains various Senators picked randomly from a large list of them. Each Senator has a certain amount of influence(determining the value of their vote) and a predisposition(determining their chance to approve of the Bill). A voting process can then be started and each Senator will randomly vote in favor or against the Bill, getting approved if the positive votes are worth more than the negative ones. Note that each Bill has a modifier to the predisposition of Senators, so some Bills are easier to get approved than others.

Persuade by Force[]

If a Bill proposal is rejected the player is offered an option called "Persuade by force", which will begin a battle against the Senators(a Base Panel will be spawned as well). If all opposing Senators are killed then the Bill will be approved, although the predisposition of said Senators will be decreased. Beware that Senators in favor will remain as static neutral units, but will become enemies if they receive damage from any source.

Pay Up[]

Disgaea D2 introduced a feature(retroactively added to the rereleases of Disgaea 4) where the player may spend HL to pass a rejected Bill, granting a higher chance the more money is offered. Even if it fails, the player can still choose to persuade by force.

Game-specific differences[]

Below is a list of game-specific quirks of the system.

Disgaea 1[]

For a Bill to be approved, the value of positive votes must be higher than the value of negative ones plus the Bill's Mana cost (Yea > Nay + Mana). The Bills available to each character depends on their Demon Rank.

Disgaea 2[]

A Bill grants Adell the option to attend the Assembly as a Senator and vote on proposals from other characters. His voting power starts with a value of 30 but a Bill can be passed to increase it by 30 more points, up to 3 times. The option to persuade by force is still available, but only Adell can be used to fight as no Base Panel will be spawned.

Disgaea 3[]

Senators are referred to as Representatives(shortened to Reps) in this game. Members of the Election Comitee have a chance to appear as Reps during proposals.

Disgaea 4[]

If a unit is assigned as Foreign Minister at the Cabinet they can appear as Senators for other players(requires online connectivity). They can also be assigned to perform the gimmick of a Legendary Senator of your choice(details below).

Members of the Campaign Board may appear as Senators, and their voting power depends on their level. They can't be bribed, but have a high chance of voting in favor.

Disgaea 5[]

Members of the Dark Assembly Squad may appear as Senators, and leveling the Squad provides various effects to facilitate passing Bills.

Bribing[]

Before voting is started the player has the option to bribe Senators with items from their inventory, changing their predisposition depending on how much they like it. There's no limit on how many times a Senator can be bribed per proposal, so a sufficiently prepared player can heavily change a Senator's opinion in a short time.

In Disgaea 1 and 2, each Senator is randomly assigned a preferred number from 0 to 255, and how much they like an item depends on how close that item's Rarity value is to their preferred number. Since Disgaea 3 however, Senators now like all items in a specific category, with each class having their own favorite one.

There's also items dedicated for use in bribing, with special effects that temporarily alter a Senator's behavior or just to heavily increase their predisposition.

Special Senators[]

Sometimes a special Senator with unique effects will appear during a vote, heavily influencing the final result. This works differently throughout the franchise.

Proxies (D1)[]

One of the facility NPCs may appear to vote as a type of Senator called "Proxy". While they have no special effects one must beware if they choose to persuade by force, as killing a Proxy will make that facility unavailable(the NPC will be replaced by a Grave), though saving and reloading will restore them.

Legendary Senators (D2)[]

This game features "Legendary Senators", each with their own gimmick:

  • Senator Ares: An Armor Knight. Attacks all Senators in a line to his left or right, punching them out of the room and removing their votes. If Adell is attending as a Senator and is punched out, he will fall back into the room but his vote will be negated.
  • Senator Venus: An Archer. Charms her adjacent Senators, making them vote the same way as her.
  • Senator Morpheus: A Magician. Puts random Senators to sleep, removing their votes.
  • Senator Tengan: A Wiseman. Asks to be bribed with a specific type of item, voting in favor of the Bill if provided or against it otherwise. Has the highest voting power of all Senators.

Legendary Reps (D3)[]

Some of the Classroom Teachers have a chance to appear as Representatives:

  • Mr. Lee: A Martial Artist. Attacks random Reps, paralyzing them.
  • Ms. Scarlet: A Magic Knight, Doubles the voting power of the Fire Demon party.
  • Ms. Aiko: An Archer. Charms her adjacent Reps, making them vote the same way as her.
  • Mr. Redshirt: A Ranger. Asks to be bribed with a specific type of item, voting in favor of the Bill if provided or against it otherwise.
  • Mr. Kotaro: An Armor Knight. Attacks all Senators in a line to his left or right, kicking them out of the room and removing their votes.
  • Mr. Devil II: A Ninja. Puts random Senators to sleep, removing their votes.
  • Mr. Togo: A Gunner. Shoots at random Senators, killing them and removing their votes.
  • Mr. Mask: A Masked Hero. Doubles the voting power of the Aqua Demon party.

Legendary Senators (D4)[]

Legendary Senators return, and the list has been expanded:

  • Senator Kotaro: An Armor Knight. Attacks all Senators in a line to his left or right, kicking them out of the room and removing their votes.
  • Senator Aiko: An Archer. Charms her adjacent Senators, forcing them to vote the same way as her.
  • Senator Sleepytime: A Ninja. Puts members of a random party to sleep, removing their votes.
  • Senator Erika: A Magician. Asks to be bribed with a specific type of item, voting in favor of the Bill if provided or against it otherwise.
  • Senator Gracie: A Warrior. Paralyzes random Senators.
  • Senator Duke: A Gunner. Shoots random Senators, killing them and removing their votes.
  • Mask of Senator: A Masked Hero. Increases the voting power of the Dragon Zombie party.
  • Senator Crimson: An Onmyo Monk. Increases the voting power of the Dragon party.
  • Senator Backbone: A Beast Master. Attacks random Senators, reducing their HP to 1.
  • Senator Kojiro: A Bouncer. Attacks an adjacent Senator, kicking them out and removing their vote.
  • Senator Kijit: A Wood Golem. Fuses with adjacent Senators, removing their vote and increasing his own voting power.

Executive Senators (D5)[]

Story party members may appear as "Executive Senators". While they won't vote, each will perform a different action to either remove negative voters or reverse their opinion.

Item Assembly[]

Since Disgaea 2 there's a variant of the Dark Assembly known as the Item Assembly, accessible from the Innocent Town. In Disgaea 5, it's accessed directly from the Item World NPC.

It follows the same rules as the Dark Assembly, but it has a separate list of bills centered around enhancing an item. Only 1 bill can be proposed per visit, and the maximum amount of visits depends on the item's Rarity: 1 for Common, 2 for Rare, 3 for Legendary. In Disgaea 4, the Item Growth Route can increase the limit to a max of 4 for Rare and 6 for Legendary.

In Disgaea 5, each time you defeat an Item King or Item God the amount of bills that can be passed on an item increase by 1, making it possible to apply every available enhancement to an item.

Since Disgaea 6, these item enhancements are not proposed as bills anymore, limited only by their cost, however this wiki still lists them in the corresponding game's list of bills.

List of Bills[]

For an overview of the Bills available in each game, please consult their respective pages, listed below.

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