A staple of the Disgaea series, Geo Symbols (and their respective Geo Panels) have been included in every single game, in some form or another. Geo Symbols can make an otherwise normal map quite complex. Symbols are the pyramid-shaped objects you see on some maps, with are always accompanied by colored panels, which are Geo Panels. Geo Symbols provide effects, which can be either bad or good, to whoever is standing on the corresponding Geo Panel.
As an example, you have an ATK +50% Symbol resting on a red Geo Panel will grant that effect to anyone who is standing on red panels on the map. So, you have some Geo Symbols on the map that are providing some bad effects for your characters (or good ones for the enemies) and you want to get rid of them. Well, there are a few things you can do to get rid of them.
Geo Symbols have a variety of effects, some good and some bad (left). Destroying a symbol can sometimes cause a chain (right), which can be beneficial on many levels.
One of the first methods to getting rid of Geo Symbols is by attacking and defeating them, as if they were enemies. Another way to do this is to pick up one Symbol and throw it at another Symbol, or even an enemy. There is something special that happens whenever you destroy a Geo Symbol that is on a Geo Panel, although it depends on the color of them both. As an example, destroying a red symbol sitting on a red panel will do nothing, but if that same symbol is blue, then all of the red panels on the map will turn blue.
Any characters, both enemy and ally alike, sitting on the panels whenever they change colors will take some damage. Also, any other symbols sitting on the panels that are changing colors will be instantly destroyed, with those ones also triggering color changes. The only exception to this is in relation to the Null symbol, which will destroy the Geo Panels it is resting on whenever it is destroyed.
This constant changing of colors is known as a Geo Chain and it is very useful in building up the Bonus Gauge on maps. There is one other special thing in regards to the Null Geo symbol that needs said. If it manages to destroy all of the Geo Panels on the map during a Geo Chain, then it will trigger a blast of light that will deal some damage to only the enemies.
There are three major areas in the Disgaea universe, Celestia, which is home to the angels, the Human World, and the Netherworlds. The Netherworlds are split up into a bunch of different ones, each governed by an Overlord, who has their own set of rules. Those very same Netherworlds are now in danger of being destroyed or taken over by an evil army known as The Lost, who is being led Void Dark. However, a ray of hope appears in the form of Killia, who seems to have a deep grudge against Void Dark. Can he really go through the rumored 10 billion Lost soldiers and exact his revenge against Void?
Let us guide you on the epic journey from Level 1 to Level 9999, as you shoot, punch and fry enemies with various skills in our Disgaea 5 comprehensive guide!
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Create and power up a character that can deal in excess of 10 billion damage;