They are moth shaped creatures with a spiky mouth and two spherical flatly colored eyes. They have two leaf-looking antennae. Their abdomen is bigger but darker colored than their head, and in between their head and abdomen is a layer of spiky fluff. They have two wings that end in three claws, implying that they can use their wings to grab on to items. They also have striped leg like appendages that also end in similar claws.
In their default coloration, their head and abdomen are yellow, with red eyes and purple antennae. They have purple wings with yellow spots and a darker purple striped pattern on them. Their "legs" are purple with dark purple stripes. Their claws are red, and the fluff on their body is white.
Winged Warriors are flying moth creatures who can spread dust, which inflicts other creatures with ailments and makes existing disease symptoms more severe. They are low ranked demons and are used as messengers to send items to various locations. They are very cowardly creatures who fly away when they get scared. Their high speed makes them difficult to catch while they are running away. They generally like to trick humans.
The Winged Warrior senators like being indecisive, and when the "Mothman Party Headquarters" are called on the phone they will claim that their thousands of years of being indecisive have paid off and allowed them to be even more indecisive.
The Winged Warrior is based on the "Mothman," a cryptid that was sighted in West Virginia in the 1960s. In addition, its first tier is usually titled "Mothman."
In gameplay, Winged Warriors are great ailment inflictors since most of their skills can inflict a variety of effects, like poison, paralysis, and amnesia. Their evilities also help, increasing the infliction rate of the ailments or even the damage dealt by the poison on enemies.
They are notable for their high movement ability, being able to move six spaces in a turn by default in older games, and seven in Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance. In addition, they are flying creatures, meaning they usually aren't blocked by enemies and obstacles such as Geo Symbols, and can in fact go through them. The basic attacks can hit targets two spaces away, unlike most classes. This can allow them to perform hit and run tactics.
- Main article: Winged Warrior (Disgaea 2)
The Winged Warrior first appeared in Disgaea 2, and it is unlocked by clearing stage 1-3. It is able to attack from up to two spaces away, and can move six spaces on one turn by default.
- Main article: Winged Warrior (Disgaea 3)
The Winged Warrior returns in Disgaea 3, it can be unlocked by clearing stage 1-7. As in Disgaea 2, it can magichange into a bow.
- Main article: Winged Warrior (Disgaea 4)
The Winged Warrior also appears in Disgaea 4, but this time it's not unlocked by clearing a certain stage, but by defeating an enemy Winged Warrior. A Winged Warrior can be found in the Item World which is unlocked by completing stage 2-1. This time they turn into a gun when magichanged.
- Main article: Winged Warrior (Disgaea D2)
The Winged Warrior reappears in Disgaea D2, with the name of "Mothman", which in other games would normally refer to the first tier of the monster class.
- Main article: Winged Warrior (Disgaea 5)
The Winged Warrior reappears in Disgaea 5, and it can only be unlocked when the quest "No Ordinary Bug" is complete, it requires the player to kill one archer, the quest only becomes available after chapter 3 and can be taken on the Quest Shop. They turn into a spear when magichanged.
They can move seven spaces in a turn.