The Female Martial Artist (also known as the Brawler) is a Humanoid class in Disgaea: Hour of Darkness. The Martial Artist is famous for being a starter class with a high counter and movement rate, along with being a good starting class to equip with Fists. A downside of this class, however, is that their Defense and Resistance often lags behind all their other stats, and the Aptitudes of these stats is low even for the higher tiers as well; so while they can cause a lot of damage, they also often can't take a hit, leaving them wide-open to being destroyed by strong attacks, especially from Magic users.
A plus to having a low aptitude in defense, however, is that Female Martial Artists can equip Belts effectively, since the Martial Artist will receive the full attack boost from the belt, but will only receive part of the defense subtraction.
The only difference between the Female Martial Artists and the Male Martial Artists is that Females have a slightly better resistance, but a slightly worse defense.
“These martial artists come from the outskirts of the Netherworld, the "Village of Beasts." This village was originally a place for marriage training for aristocratic women, but such trifles were forgotten over time, and the area became a training ground for female martial artists. Nirvam is the master rank, and it is well known by martial artists everywhere.”
—The World of Disgaea“These martial artists come from the outskirts of the Netherworld, the Village of Beasts. This village was originally a place of marriage training for aristocratic women, but such trifles were forgotten over time, and the area became a training ground for female artists. Nirvam is the master rank.”
—Disgaea DS Collection book