A penguin-like creature with disproportionately small bat wings and two peg legs where feet would normally be, from the game Disgaea that beats up lookalike penguins, and other foes. Really the soul of a bad person (murderer, theif, etc.) Explodes when thrown. Also say "dood" a lot. they constantly end their sentences with "-ssu" in the Japanese game versions' dialogue. Prinnies stand roughly three feet, three inches (100 cm) tall, though the height can vary.
Prinnies attack with knives, bombs, and occasionally other weapons stored in their bags (the bag itself serving as a 4th dimensional space). They can also summon a gigantic energy beam known as the "Pringer Beam". In the anime series Makai Senki Disgaea, based on Disgaea: Hour of Darkness, the prinnies' weaponry is reduced to fish. While rarely mentioned in the game, prinnies have been known to dispense a beverage known as prinny juice, which according to a Nippon Ichi Software America interview is produced from "the most flavorful and delicious parts of our fresh, vine-grown Prinnies".
In Disgaea: Hour of Darkness, humans who have led a worthless life, such a thieves or murderers, have their souls sewn into the body of a prinny upon their death. For an unknown reason, regular prinnies will explode when they hit something with great force, such as when thrown. However, Prinny suits filled with demon souls, as seen in Makai Kingdom or in the case of recurring boss Baal, will not. After being reborn, the newly created prinny will serve as a soldier, slave, or servant in the Netherworld or Celestia. The prinny remains until it has earned reincarnation by redemption through good deeds or earning enough money, and leaves its servitude in a ritual involving the Red Moon. In Celestia, prinnies mostly act as maids and domestic servants. The good deeds they perform there lead to their reincarnation. In the Netherworld, depending on the lord they serve, they spend their difficult after-lives doing excessively hard labor for very little pay, and are often thrown around just for the amusement of their lords. The pittance of money they earn in the Netherworld goes towards their reincarnation.
Some prinnies live in Prinny Land, their own world in which prinnies do not explode when thrown. Some prinnies flee there to escape their lives in the Netherworld, and some may have rebelled or have been banished there. Another place prinnies can be found is the Land of Carnage. These prinnies live for battle and look down on newcomers. While prinnies manage all shops and such, an old friend can be found here too. Prinny Kurtis makes a comeback as a Land of Carnage only character. The player can summon Kurtis with cell phones and pass some bills from the Earth Defense Forces to aid him, it is not needed to gain access to Kurtis. In the Land of Carnage, the prinnies call warriors who fight hundreds of thousands of battles "Shura." Rumor has it, there is a prinny who has lived in the Land of Carnage longer than anyone else and is the master of the land.
Prinny to a penguin: "Get the fuck outta here, you fuckin' wannabe! I'm a Prinny! Not a fuckin' penguin! Get it right!"