The Prinny is a recurring monster class in the Disgaea series first introduced in Disgaea: Hour of Darkness. Prinnies appear in all Disgaea games as a generic monster class. Each tier is named after a military rank.
Prinnies can be used as disposable bombs due to them exploding when thrown. However, in Disgaea: Hour of Darkness and its ports, blowing up a Prinny in this way counts as an Ally Kill, which will cause a false ending to occur when the final boss is completed.
Disgaea: Hour of DarknessEdit
- Main article: Prinny (Disgaea)
The player receives 3 randomly named Prinnies at the very beginning of the game, as they are part of the Prinny Squad that works for Etna. Also, while this game internally has six Prinny tiers, only five are found in the game, making the Prinny the only class that has less than six tiers in any Disgaea game.
Disgaea 2: Cursed MemoriesEdit
- Main article: Prinny (Disgaea 2)
Adding a new tier to the Prinnies, Disgaea 2 brought the Prinny back as a starting class. Also, any non-story character that chooses the bill 'Reincarnate to Atone for Sins' at the Dark Assembly must reincarnate into a Prinny first, then gain enough mana as a Prinny to reincarnate into another form.
While the overall colors were all reused, some tiers have different colors than in Disgaea 1 (ie, the Prinny God was golden in Disgaea 1, in Disgaea 2, it took on a black color instead).
Disgaea 3: Absence of JusticeEdit
- Main article: Prinny (Disgaea 3)
The Prinny in Disgaea 3 is much like the Prinny in Disgaea 2. They Magichange into Guns. Their exploding ability is now manifested as an Evility and can be acquired by humanoids through Magichange. The player receives one Prinny as part of their default team. Prinnies now no longer only cost 1 HL to heal by default, and this ability must now be acquired by obtaining an Evility.
Disgaea 4: A Promise UnforgottenEdit
- Main article: Prinny (Disgaea 4)
Disgaea D2: A Brighter DarknessEdit
- Main article: Prinny (Disgaea D2)
Disgaea 5: Alliance of VengeanceEdit
- Main article: Prinny (Disgaea 5)