Laharl increasing in level in Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness.

Level, abbreviated as Lv or Lvl, is a stat in the Disgaea series which is found in almost all role-playing games. When a character gains a certain amount of Experience, he or she gains a level and gets higher stats. Both allies and enemies can level up in this way. Enemies can also increase in level during a battle by standing on a Geo Panel with the Level Up 10% effect. When a character levels up, a level up image will appear, a sound will play, they will take a leveling up pose for a few seconds, and starting in Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness, they will also shout a quip. Depending on the character class, they may gain a Special Technique upon leveling up. Higher level characters require more experience to level up.

An image from the Disgaea 6 trailer showing off the increased maximum level.

The level cap in the Disgaea series prior to Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny is 9999. In Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny, it is level 99,999,999. Characters can be reset to level 1 by Reincarnating, which usually results in superior base stats so that stats increase more during each level up. Reincarnating multiple times at high levels allows for even better base stats, as bonus points are acquired from reaching certain "stored" level thresholds. Generally, due to the high level and stat caps, as well as the high stored level requirement of 186,000 levels or more to reach the maximum bonus point count for a character, level grinding is employed by players to drastically increase the rate of increasing levels.

In Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories, the level that Adell is at, or Axel is at during Axel Mode from Disgaea 2: Dark Hero Days, increases the height at which he jumps outside of battle.

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