The Promotion Exams are a unique feature to Disgaea: Hour of Darkness and its remakes. Promotion Exams are challenges that feature fighting with a single character against very specific enemies. Regardless of the players character and its class, level, etc. the exams stay the same. A character who passes such an exam has his Demon Rank increased by 1 and is thereby allowed to suggest new bills to the Dark Assembly. It also causes higher level senators to appear, as well as increase the characters "Influence" (the levels of all the attending senators combined) with the Dark Assembly.
All exams take place on the same auditorium-style battlefield, with no Geo Symbols present.
During a Promotion Exam the player is restricted to the character with which she or he initially chose to take the exam. Accordingly there is no Home Base, so that the player cannot summon any other characters.
After Reincarnation/Transmigration, a characters Demon Rank is reset, which means all previously passed Promotion Exam have to be retaken.
Promotion Exam FightsEdit
Promotion Exam 1Edit
Promotion Exam 2Edit
Promotion Exam 3Edit
Promotion Exam 4Edit
Lv. 20 Guardian x 2
Promotion Exam 5Edit
Promotion Exam 6Edit
Promotion Exam 7Edit
Promotion Exam 8Edit
Promotion Exam 9Edit
Promotion Exam 10Edit
Promotion Exam 11Edit
Bills that can be passedEdit
In order to successfully pass any bill, the number of 'Yea' votes must be greater than the number of 'Nay' votes plus the mana cost of the bill. (Yea > Nay + mana cost ). Otherwise, the player is allowed to either give up, or pass the bill by force, in which case all 'Nay' votes will storm right at the character and attack. The player is allowed to summon more characters from the home base, and if all the 'Nay' senators are defeated, the bill will pass.
Also, in order to be able to request a bill, the Dark Assembly's 'Influence' (total level of all senators combined) must be equal to or above the mana cost of the bill.
Note that each bill requires a certain amount of Mana in order to be proposed. If a bill does not pass, the mana spent is lost.
|Bill Name||Promotion Rank needed||Mana required||Description|
|Create a New Character||0||Varies||Allows new character creation. Mana cost varies (see Reincarnation (Term) for more info). Only Distinguished and Genius creations require Assembly approval.|
|Delete a Character||0||0||Deletes character and all equipment attached to character. Story based characters cannot be deleted. Does not require Assembly approval.|
|Change name||0||0||Changes name of character. Story based characters can't change their names. Does not require assembly approval.|
|Promotion Exam||0||0||Character takes on a promotion exam (see above). Does not require assembly approval.|
|Raise Military Funds||0||10||Increases money by votes of senators. Beware, senators despise this proposal|
|More Expensive Stuff||1||10 + 20 per times passed (up to 12 times)||Increases the shop's product rank by 1, allowing player to buy better, but more expensive stuff|
|Cheaper Stuff||1||10||Lowers the Shop's product rank by 1|
|Eyewear Inventory||2||30||Adds Glasses to Shop's inventory. Can only be passed once.|
|Belt Inventory||2||30||Adds Belts to Shop's Inventory. Can only be passed once.|
|Shoe Inventory||2||30||Adds Shoes to the Shop's Inventory. Can only be passed once.|
|Transmigrate||3||100 + Reincarnation Costs||Restarts character at level 1. See reincarnation for more info. Does not require Assembly approval.|
|Improve Counterattack||3||300||Raises a character's Counter value by 1. Can only be passed once per character.|
|Improve Movement||4||500||Raises a character's Movement value by 1. Can only be passed once per character.|
|Triple Exp.||4||100||The next enemy defeated gives triple the amount of Experience. Only applies to the very next enemy kill after the bill is passed.|
|Bonus Gauge Boost||4||100||Next battle has Bonus Gauge boosted randomly by 1 - 4 levels.|
|Prinny Day||4||100||Only Prinnies are allowed on the next map, but only items will be on the bonus gauge.|
|Stronger Enemies||5||100 + 50 for each time passed, up to 20 times||Makes all enemies stronger, including those in the Item World|
|Weaker Enemies||5||10||Negates one 'Stronger Enemies' bill. Makes enemies weaker, and also lowers cost for Stronger Enemies bill by 50.|
|Prinny Land||5||400||Opens the gate to Prinny Land. Can only be proposed after episode 9.|
|Cave of Ordeal||6||700||Opens the gate to the Cave of Ordeal.|
|Human World||7||1500||Opens the gate to the Human World. Can only be proposed in the last episode. Senators dislike this proposal.|
|Alternate Netherworld||8||3000||Opens the gate to the Alternate Netherworld. Senators hate this proposal.|
|The Mysterious Seal||9||5000||Opens the gate to Beauty Castle. Senators despise this proposal.|