Voiced by: Toshiko Fujita (Japanese), Joshua Seth, Jason Spisak (Movie 4) (English)
Taichi “Tai” Kamiya, known as Taichi Yagami (八神 太一 Yagami Taichi?) in Japan, is adventurous, athletic, and charismatic and the main protagonist, which easily makes him the leader of the DigiDestined. However, his aggressive, impulsive personality often puts him in danger. He eventually learns empathy and compassion are key to success instead of reckless courage. Back at his home in Odaiba, Tai is the star player on his school’s soccer team. He is best friends with Sora Takenouchi.
As revealed later in the series, Tai became a Digidestined as the result of him and his younger sister Kari caring for a hatched Botamon that eventually digivolved into a Greymon to protect them from a Parrotmon attacking Highton View Terrace. When he and the others first arrived in the Digital World, meeting their Digimon partners while fleeing from a Kuwagamon, Tai resolves to lead the group on their journey for civilization, generally blazing the trail. After the group gets separated by Devimon scattering File Island into fragments, Tai manages to befriend Frigimon, who takes them to another part of island where Matt and Gabumon are on before the two arrive to Primary Village to rejoin most of the others while protecting T.K. from Leomon before freeing him from the Black Gears’ control. It was soon after that Tai and the others learn of their role as DigiDestined prior to their final battle with Devimon and before meeting Gennai who instructs them on the next phase of their adventure. Later making the journey from File Island to the Server Continent, Tai obtained the Crest of Courage during the group’s initial confrontation with Etemon. The fact he was the first made Tai arrogant, his ambition to get Agumon to digivolve into ultimate form nearly getting everyone killed when Agumon became SkullGreymon. After Pixiemon restores his confidence by remembering while he learned to ride a bike, Tai manages to face his own fear to activate his Crest and digivolve Greymon to MetalGreymon before the two get sucked into a vortex that takes them to the boy’s world.
Returning, Tai learns from Kari that he has been gone for minutes in the real world. Eventually, Tai decides to return to find his friends who by then split up to find him. Managing to gather the group back together, Tai and the others learn of Myotismon’s scheme to enter their world to find the Eighth DigiDestined and kill the child. Following after him and his forces, Tai manages to hide Agumon from his parents until Kari and Gatomon are respectively revealed to be the Eighth DigiDestined and her Digimon partner. After Myotismon captures Gatomon and proceeds to isolate Odaiba from the rest of Japan, Tai entrusted Kari to Matt while he attempts to rescue the trapped citizens before joining the others in fighting Myotismon. After a lengthly battle, finding the Digital World beginning to manifest in the sky, Tai and the others decide to go back to restore the balance, battling the Dark Masters and then Apocalymon. However, with Apocalymon’s defeat, Tai and others are forced to leave the Digital World as it begins its restoration.
In the sequel, Digimon Adventure 02, Tai matured became more patient, helping the new Digidestined whatever time allows him. He gives his trademark goggles to Davis Motomiya as a sign of leadership over the new generation of DigiDestined. During the events of Digimon Hurricane Landing!/Supreme Evolution! The Golden Digimentals, edited out of Digimon: The Movie, Tai is among those captured by Wendigomon during his search for Willis and is de-aged until Davis and Willis defeat him. Tai is featured in supplementary audio dramas released on CD during the television series’ run, most of which consist miscellaneous adventures with the other DigiDestined that do not relate to the overall plot of the show. These include a mystery adventure Tai and Sora go on and tap dancing to distract Boltmon on Valentine’s Day. In an audio drama released years after the end of Digimon Adventure 02, which takes place between Digimon Adventure and Digimon Adventure 02, Tai is heard talking to Agumon after a Digiport briefly opens.
Tai makes an appearance in Digimon Xros Wars’ third season, in his first season version, alongside Davis, Takato, Takuya, and Marcus.
Tai’s character was designed by Katsuyoshi Nakatsuru. In an exclusive interview released with the Digimon Adventure DVD box on December 21, 2007, producer Satoru Nishizono revealed that as the staff decided on Tai’s name using kanji that related to “luck.” In Japan, all of Tai’s appearances were voiced by Toshiko Fujita. In the English dub, Joshua Seth provides his voice. However, by the time the film Revenge of Diaboromon was dubbed in English, he had retired from the voice acting industry in 2005, causing casting director Jeff Nimoy to cast Jason Spisak as his replacement, remarking how similar he sounded to Seth.
During the run of the television series Digimon Adventure and Digimon Adventure 02, Tai was included in merchandise such as trading cards. In Japan, his character was also given three theme songs: “Yūki wo Tsubasa ni Shite” (勇気を翼にして?), “Atarashī Taiyō” (新しい太陽?), and “Towa ni Tsuzuke!” (永久に続け!!?). All songs were performed by his voice actress, Toshiko Fujita. His character CD single, Atarashī Taiyō: Best Partner 1: Taichi Yagami & Agumon (新しい太陽 ベストパートナー① 八神太一&アグモン Atarashī Taiyō Besuto Pātonā 1 Yagami Taichi & Agumon?), which also included Agumon’s (Chika Sakamoto) solo “Agumon Ondo” (アグモンONDO?) and their duet “Team”, was released on June 21, 2000. It debuted at #77 on the Oricon Weekly Charts and stayed there for one week. In a series of online polls conducted on Toei Animation’s Digimon website, Tai was ranked 3rd by Japanese voters as their favorite DigiDestined. When the same question was asked three more times, his rank fell to 6th, rose to 4th, and finally landed at 5th.
Voiced by: Chika Sakamoto (Japanese), Michael Lindsay/Tom Fahn, MJ Lallo/Philece Sampler/Brianne Siddall (Koromon), Michael Lindsay (Greymon), Joseph Pilato (MetalGreymon), Lex Lang (WarGreymon) (English)
Agumon (アグモン?) is Tai’s Digimon partner, a reptile Digimon who digivolved from Koromon when his human friend was being attacked by a Kuwagamon. Being brave, relaxed, and funny, Agumon fights by Tai’s side. During Digimon Adventure 02, Agumon made intermittent appearances throughout the series. His most notable contributions were in the chain of events that led to Davis getting the Digi-Egg of Friendship while he was controlled by the Digimon Emperor’s Dark Spiral. He then befriended BlackWarGreymon, forced to fight him later on.
Greymon (グレイモン Gureimon?): Agumon’s Champion form, a Dinosaur-type Digimon with well-muscled chest and forearms, orange skin with blue stripes, and a brown helmet with antler-like horns on the side and a single horn on the nose. Agumon first assumed the form to protect Tai from a Shellmon. His tradmarkk attack is Nova Blast, firing a large powerful fireball from his mouth.
MetalGreymon (メタルグレイモン Metarugureimon?): Agumon’s Ultimate form, a Cyborg-type Digimon whose strength is said to be comparable to that of a nuclear warhead and uses his Mega Claw in short and long range attacks. Agumon first assumed the form when Tai invoked his Crest of Courage during the DigiDestined’s final battle with Etemon. Executing his Giga Blaster attack, MetalGreymon’s chestplate flips open fires two highly destructive missiles While controlled by the DarkSpiral, Agumon assumed a blue-skinned virus version of MetalGreymon.
SkullGreymon (スカルグレイモン Sukarugureimon?): Agumon’s alternate Ultimate form, an Undead-type Digimon that resulted from forced digivolution. Overwhelmed by the urge to battle, SkullGreymon attacks friend and foe alike with his Dark Shot missile attack before losing enough energy to regress to a lesser form.
WarGreymon (ウォーグレイモン Wōgureimon?): Agumon’s Mega form, a Dragonoid Digimon clad in Chrome Digizoid armor who fights with improved speed and strength. He possesses Dramon destroyer gauntlets and the Brave Shield on his back, able to perform Brave Tornado with the former to execute a drilling attack and Terra Force, gathering energy around him to create a massive ball and hurls it his foes. Agumon first assumed the form during the epic battle with VenomMyotismon and was the usual form assumed during the battles with the DarkMasters and then Apocalymon. WarGreymon can also DNA digivolve with MetalGarurumon to become Omnimon.
Matt and Gabumon
Yamato “Matt” Ishida, known as simply Yamato Ishida (石田 ヤマト Ishida Yamato?) in Japan, first appears in the film Digimon Adventure. Matt has made regular appearances in the television series as a main character and also in other supplementary medias. As one of the DigiDestined, Matt is partnered with Gabumon and is also the rightful holder of the Crest of Friendship (友情の紋章 Yūjō no mōshō?). He is the older brother of fellow DigiDestined T.K. Takaishi.
Matt is regarded as “cool” by his peers and seen as a “born rebel” who “prefers to do things his own way.” However, he can be passionate and emotional as well. Behind his façade, Matt has an “introspective, sensitive side” that comes through around his younger brother is T.K. Takaishi, whom he is fiercely protective of. He takes caution in the Digital World and often clashes with Tai Kamiya because of the latter’s recklessness. He also gets upset when T.K. unconsciously follows Tai’s orders. Matt owns a harmonica and frequently plays it when he is resting.
Matt lives with his father alone in Odaiba due to a divorce between his parents. This leads to an awkward relationship between his mother and himself, as he feels that they treat each other more as strangers instead of family, as well as pressures him to prioritize T.K.’s safety. In the English version, there was a dub error where Matt indicates that they are half-brothers when in fact they were full brothers.
In the sequel, Digimon Adventure 02, Matt becomes more mature and easy-going. He forms a band with three other classmates called the Teen-age Wolves (stylized TEEN-AGE WOLVES) and is their lead vocalist and bassist. Matt appears less frequently due to relinquishing his abilities to Davis Motomiya, but still volunteers when needed.
When the film featurette release of Digimon Hurricane Landing! and its second part, Supreme Evolution! The Golden Digimentals, which also made the third part of Digimon: The Movie, Matt is captured by Wendigomon during his search for Willis and is de-aged until Davis and Willis defeat him. Due to Digimon Hurricane Landing!/Supreme Evolution! The Golden Digimentals being heavily cut when the movie was localized for Digimon: The Movie, this subplot was removed in the English version.
Matt is featured in supplementary audio dramas released on CD during the television series’ run, most of which consist miscellaneous adventures with the other DigiDestined that do not relate to the overall plot of the show. These include Matt being trapped in T.K.’s dream during New Years and tap dancing to distract Boltmon on Valentine’s Day. In an audio drama released years after the end of Digimon Adventure 02, which takes place between Digimon Adventure and Digimon Adventure 02, Matt is heard discussing his parents’ divorce and documents his learning how to play his father’s electric bass.
Matt’s character was designed for the pilot movie storyboard by Katsuyoshi Nakatsuru. In an exclusive interview released with the Digimon Adventure DVD box on December 21, 2007, producer Satoru Nishizono revealed that as the staff had agreed on deciding Tai’s name, he had tried to name the other characters similarly with kanji that related to “luck.” Jeff Nimoy, co-screenwriter of the English version of Digimon Adventure and Digimon Adventure 02, noted that if there were anything he could change about Matt, it would be making him “less indecisive”, citing his complication of adapting the script of the scene where Matt confronts his feelings in a cave with Gabumon. In Japan, excluding the pilot film Digimon Adventure, all of Matt’s appearances were voiced by Yūto Kazama, although he auditioned for Gabumon and Joe. Masami Kikuchi auditioned for Matt, but was casted as Joe instead. At first, Kazama felt that he couldn’t voice a “pretty boy character” like Matt, but later discovered he related to him and ultimately felt as though he “lived as [him].”
During the run of the television series Digimon Adventure and Digimon Adventure 02, Matt was included in merchandise such as trading cards. In Japan, his character was also given two theme songs: “Walk On the Edge” and “Negai Kanaeru Kagi” (願いかなえるカギ?). All songs were performed by his voice actor, Yūto Kazama. His character CD single, Negai Kanaeru Kagi: Best Partner 2: Yamato Ishida & Gabumon (願いかなえるカギ ベストパートナー② 石田ヤマト&ガブモン Negai Kanaeru Kagi Besuto Pātonā 2 Ishida Yamato & Gabumon?), which also included Gabumon’s (Mayumi Yamaguchi) solo “Daijob” and their duet “Ore-tachi no Melody” (俺たちのメロディー Ore-tachi no Merodī?), was released on June 21, 2000. It debuted at #84 on the Oricon Weekly Charts and stayed there for one week. In addition, Matt released a single under his band name Teen-age Wolves, titled Tobira Door (扉 DOOR?), with “Hitoribocchi no Seesaw” (ひとりぼっちのシーソー Hitoribocchi no Shīsō?) as its b-side. The songs were based on the story behind his character audio drama CD, Yamato Ishida: Tegami ~Letter~ (石田ヤマト 手紙~Letter~ Ishida Yamato Tegami ~Letter~?). The single was released on April 4, 2001, but failed to chart on the Oricon Weekly Charts.
Matt is one of the most popular characters in the Digimon Adventure series. In a series of online polls conducted on Toei Animation’s Digimon website, Matt was ranked 1st by Japanese voters as their favorite DigiDestined. When the same question was asked three more times, his rank remained at 1st but fell to 2nd, losing to Kari. In addition to this, Matt is ranked 1st as the DigiDestined voters would want to switch places with, whom the voters would want as a brother, as the best-looking DigiDestined in the winter, and whom the voters would want as their boyfriend. He placed 2nd as the DigiDestined who voters related the most to, as the best-looking DigiDestined in the summer, and as the best-looking DigiDestined in the autumn, and as the DigiDestined who voters thought was the strongest. In addition to this, Matt’s harmonica placed at 1st for the individual item of the DigiDestined that the voters would want.
Gabumon’s name is derived from the “Gabu Kashira” of Japanese Kabuki theatre, a puppet whose face instantly changes from that of a timid maiden to a horned fiend with the pull of a string. “Gabumon” is the name that all members of this particular Digimon species share. There are several different Gabumon that appear in various Digimon anime and manga series. Digivolutions: Punimon to Tsunomon to Garurumon to WereGarurumon to MetalGarurumon and- with WarGreymon- to Omnimon.
Sora and Biyomon
Sora Takenouchi (武之内 空 Takenouchi Sora?) is Tai Kamiya’s best friend and was on the same soccer team as him and Izzy. Despite being somewhat of a tomboy, she takes caution in the Digital World because of Tai’s recklessness. She is the mother figure of the DigiDestined. Sora is the daughter of a famous ikebana artist and an anthropology professor at Kyoto University. In the sequel, Digimon Adventure 02, Sora has a more feminine appearance. She has taken upon tennis instead of soccer after receiving a leg injury, causing her mother to request her to quit. At the same time, Sora begins learning flower arranging from her mother. She adores the younger DigiDestined as an older sister, but worries about her relationship with Tai. Sora appears less frequently due to relinquishing her abilities to Yolei Inoue, but still volunteers when needed.
When the film featurette release of Digimon Hurricane Landing! and its second part, Supreme Evolution! The Golden Digimentals, which also made the third part of Digimon: The Movie, Sora is captured by Wendigomon during his search for Willis and is de-aged until Davis and Willis defeat him. Due to Digimon Hurricane Landing!/Supreme Evolution! The Golden Digimentals being heavily cut when the movie was localized for Digimon: The Movie, this subplot was removed in the English version.
Sora is featured in supplementary audio dramas released on CD during the television series’ run, most of which consist of miscellaneous adventures with the other DigiDestined that do not relate to the overall plot of the show. These include Sora having her own radio show. In an audio drama released years after the end of Digimon Adventure 02, which takes place between Digimon Adventure and Digimon Adventure 02, Sora is heard getting closer to her mother and learning how to play tennis.
Sora’s character was designed for the pilot movie storyboard by Katsuyoshi Nakatsuru. In an exclusive interview released with the Digimon Adventure DVD box on December 21, 2007, producer Satoru Nishizono revealed that as the staff had agreed on deciding Tai’s name, he had tried to name the other characters similarly with kanji that related to “luck.” In Japan, excluding the pilot film Digimon Adventure, all of Sora’s appearances were voiced by Yūko Mizutani. Ai Maeda and Umi Tenjin had also auditioned for Sora, but were casted as Mimi and Izzy respectively.
During the run of the television series Digimon Adventure and Digimon Adventure 02, Sora was included in merchandise such as trading cards. In Japan, her character was also given three theme songs: “Ashita wa Motto” (明日はもっと?), “Shiny Days”, and “Sorairo no Kaze” (空色の風?). All songs were performed by her voice actress, Yūko Mizutani. Her character CD single, Shiny Days: Best Partner 6: Sora Takenouchi & Biyomon (Shiny Days ベストパートナー⑥ 武之内 空&ピヨモン Shiny Days Besuto Pātonā 6 Sora Takenōchi & Piyomon?), which also included Biyomon’s (Atori Shigematsu) solo “Watashi no Gosenfū” (私の五線譜?) and their duet “Futari de Habatakeba” (ふたりで翔けば?), was released on July 26, 2000. It failed to chart on the Oricon Weekly Charts.
In a series of online polls conducted on Toei Animation’s Digimon website, Sora was ranked 5th by Japanese voters as Favorite DigiDestined. When the same question was asked two more times, her rank remained at 5th but fell to 8th. . In addition to this, Sora is ranked 1st as whom the voters would want as an older sister and as the best-looking DigiDestined in the summer.
Biyomon’s name derived from the onomatopoeia for tweeting (ぴよぴよ Piyopiyo?), Biyomon is a small bird with much curiosity whose wings double as arms that she uses to grip objects. There are several different Biyomon that appear in various Digimon anime and manga series. The most well-known appearance of Biyomon is in the Digimon Adventure anime as the partner of Sora Takenouchi, who also appears in the sequel series Digimon Adventure 02 and all the Digimon Adventure/02 related movies. Biyomon Digivolves into Nyokimon, Yokomon, Birdramon, and Garudamon.
Izzy and Tentomon
Izzy Izumi, known in Japan as Koushirou Izumi (泉 光子郎 Izumi Kōshirō?), is partnered with Tentomon. Izzy is a computer expert and spends a large fraction of his time trying to figure stuff out on his “PiBook” laptop. Izzy lives with his adopted parents. When he initially found out that he was adopted, he began to subconsciously distance himself from his parents and focusing on his computer. The issue is resolved when his parents come forward with the truth and he accepts them as his true parents.
Based on a Ladybug (瓢虫 Tentoumushi?), Tentomon is a naturally friendly Digimon with carefree way of life. There are several different Tentomon that appear in various Digimon anime and manga series. The most well-known appearance of Tentomon is in the Digimon Adventure anime as the partner of Izzy Izumi, who also appears in the sequel series Digimon Adventure 02 and all the Digimon Adventure/02 related movies. Tentomon Digivolves into Pabumon, Motimon, Kabuterimon, and MegaKabuterimon.
Voiced by: Ai Maeda (Japanese), Philece Sampler (English)
Mimi Tachikawa (太刀川 ミミ Tachikawa Mimi?) is a girly girl who is very blunt and outspoken, and despite her complaining and self-centeredness bares the Crest of Sincerity (純真の紋章 Junshin no Mōshō?). Mimi lives with her parents in Odaiba as an only child, mentioning a baby brother in an error in the English dub. Despite being horribly out of touch with reality at points, Mimi was the more effected of the DigiDestined to the point of refusing to fight out of seeing their Digimon friends getting killed because of them. However, she ultimately realizes that she has to fight in order to save the Digital World and plays a vital role in the defeat of Piedmon with the army of Digimon friends she gathered.
In the sequel, Digimon Adventure 02, Mimi has also moved to New York City. Despite the move, Mimi manages to make her way to the Digital World on occasion. In the events of Digimon Hurricane Landing!/Supreme Evolution! The Golden Digimentals, removed from Digimon: The Movie, Mimi was giving TK and Kari a tour of New York before she was captured by Wendigomon is de-aged until Davis and Willis defeat him.
Mimi is featured in supplementary audio dramas released on CD during the television series’ run, most of which consist miscellaneous adventures with the other DigiDestined that do not relate to the overall plot of the show. These include Mimi comically battling Kari over identifying who Izzy’s love letter is addressed to and being captured by Boltmon on Valentine’s Day.
In an audio drama released years after the end of Digimon Adventure 02, which takes place between Digimon Adventure and Digimon Adventure 02, Mimi documents her new life in New York as well as the September 11 attacks, which took place shortly after she arrived.
Mimi’s character was designed for the pilot movie storyboard by Katsuyoshi Nakatsuru. In an exclusive interview released with the Digimon Adventure DVD box on December 21, 2007, producer Satoru Nishizono revealed that as the staff had agreed on deciding Tai’s name, he had tried to name the other characters similarly with kanji that related to “luck.” In Japan, excluding the pilot film Digimon Adventure, all of Mimi’s appearances were voiced by Ai Maeda, who originally auditioned for Sora. Umi Tenjin had also auditioned for Mimi, but was casted as Izzy instead.
During the run of the television series Digimon Adventure and Digimon Adventure 02, Mimi was included in merchandise such as trading cards. In Japan, her character was also given four theme songs: “Itsudemo Aeru Kara” (いつでも会えるから?), “Super Girl” (スーパー☆ガール Sūpā Gāru?), “Tomadoi” (戸惑い?), and “Open Your Heart.” All songs were performed by her voice actress, Ai Maeda. Her character CD single, Super Girl: Best Partner 5: Mimi Tachikawa & Palmon (スーパー☆ガール ベストパートナー⑤ 太刀川ミミ&パルモン Sūpā Gāru Besuto Pātonā 5 Tachikawa Mimi & Parumon?), which also included Palmon’s (Shihomi Mizowaki) solo “Koyubi no Fantasy ~Shokubutsu wa Akiramenai~” (小指のファンタジー～植物はあきらめない～ Koyubi no Fantajī ~Shokubutsu wa Akiramenai~?) and their duet Happy Smile, was released on June 21, 2000. It debuted at #98 on the Oricon Weekly Charts and stayed there for one week.
In a series of online polls conducted on Toei Animation’s Digimon website, Mimi was ranked 6th by Japanese voters as Favorite DigiDestined. When the same question was asked three more times, her rank rose to 3rd, fell to 9th, and failed to chart on the final poll. Mimi is ranked 1st as the DigiDestined who voters related the most to.
Voiced by: Shihomi Mizowaki (Japanese), Anna Garduno, Mari Devon (Togemon), Dorothy Elias-Fahn (Lillymon) (English)
Palmon (パルモン Parumon?) is a plant Digimon with reptile features, able to use her clawed tendrils in her multi-purpose Poison Ivy attack. Hatched from her DigiEgg as a Yuramon (ユラモン?) and naturally digivolving into Tanemon (タネモン?), Palmon assumed her current form to protect Mimi from a Kuwagamon. Good friends with Mimi, Palmon sees the good in her and often tries to make her partner appreciate what she has. But when they are forced to part, Palmon was reluctant to say goodbye and hid away from Mimi until she leaves, apologizing and waving goodbye. The two are reunited a few years later.
Togemon (トゲモン?): Palmon’s Champion form, a large Haniwa-faced cactus with a tuft of orange hair and wears a pair of boxing gloves. Togemon’s strongest attribute is her berserker rage, becoming violent in a fight and able to execute her Needle Spray attack, shooting the prickles on her body at her opponent.
Lillymon (リリモン Lilimon?): Palmon’s Ultimate form, a child-like fairy Digimon born from flowers in bloom. Possessing an unfathomable power within and able to fly with the four leaf-like wings growing from her back, Lillymon’s trademark attack is Flower Cannon. Palmon assumed the form as the result of Mimi’s Crest reacting to its owner shredding tears of sincerity when her father almost got himself killed when he used a car to try and stop DarkTyrannomon.
Joe and Gomamon
Joe Kido, known in Japan as Jou Kido (城戸 丈 Kido Jō?), is partnered to Gomamon. In the Japanese anime, Joe has two older brothers, named Shin and Shuu. The two brothers “became” one brother named Jim in the English anime due to choices that were made in the dubbing process. Joe’s father planned on the boys to each become a doctor, a tradition which had existed since the Edo period. Joe is the bearer of the Crest of Reliability (Faithfulness/Sincerity/Integrity in Japan). The Toei legal English subbed streams used the term ‘Honesty’ and ‘Sincerity’.
Gomamon is a creature who appears to be based on a young harp seal. He has purple markings and spots all over his body as a design as well as some orange hair on the back of his head. Gomamon Digivolves into Pitimon, Bukamon, Ikkakumon, and Zudomon.
TK and Patamon
Takeru “T.K.” Takaishi, known simply as Takeru Takaishi (高石 タケル Takaishi Takeru?) in Japan, is the youngest DigiDestined out of the core seven. He is gentle, sweet-natured, and generous. He is also obedient and follows the DigiDestined’s lead without complaints. He is also described as Kari Kamiya’s “equal.”
T.K. is the only DigiDestined to not attend the same school as the rest of the DigiDestined initially due to living in Sangenjaya instead of Odaiba. He is younger brother of Matt, but lives with his mother, journalist Nancy Takaishi (Natsuko Takaishi (高石 夏子 Takaishi Natsuko?) in the original version), instead due to a divorce between their parents. Although T.K. was too young to remember the events of the divorce clearly, he is still affected by it and does not like to openly talk about it. Despite the distance between T.K. and Matt, he admires Matt greatly and tries to be brave to “impress” him, although he begins to open up to the other DigiDestined as well, particularly Tai. In the English version, there was a dub error where Matt indicates that they are half-brothers when in fact they were full brothers.
In the sequel, Digimon Adventure 02, T.K. and his mother relocate to a new apartment building in Odaiba, where he becomes neighbors with Cody Hida and Yolei Inoue. Although he has gotten remarkably taller, his gentle personality has not changed and it makes him popular with the girls at school. He is also said to have “inherited reliability from [Matt].” In addition to this, T.K. becomes the star player on his school’s basketball team.
T.K. is featured in supplementary audio dramas released on CD during the television series’ run, most of which consist miscellaneous adventures with the other DigiDestined that do not relate to the overall plot of the show. These include a battle T.K. has in his dream during New Years and tap dancing to distract Boltmon on Valentine’s Day. In an audio drama released years after the end of Digimon Adventure 02, T.K. is heard compiling a novel about his adventures in the Digital World.
T.K.’s character was designed for the pilot movie storyboard by Katsuyoshi Nakatsuru. In an exclusive interview released with the Digimon Adventure DVD box on December 21, 2007, producer Satoru Nishizono revealed that as the staff had agreed on deciding Tai’s name, he had tried to name the other characters similarly with kanji that related to “luck.” In Japan, T.K. was voiced by Hiroko Konishi in Digimon Adventure, with the exception of the pilot film Digimon Adventure. Due to her retiring from voice acting in 2000 and her refusal to reprise the role in Digimon Adventure 02, she was succeeded by Taisuke Yamamoto. Yamamoto’s portrayal of T.K. is described as more “adult-like [in comparison to his voice in Digimon Adventure]” and that “his gentle voice suits [T.K.] perfectly.” In the English dub, Wendee Lee provides his voice in the Digimon Adventure continuity while Doug Erholtz provides his voice in Digimon Adventure 02. Lee indicated that T.K. was her favorite character to voice during her work in the Digimon Adventure series.
During the run of the television series Digimon Adventure and Digimon Adventure 02, T.K. was included in merchandise such as trading cards. In Japan, his character was also given two theme songs: “Be All Right” and “Focus.” “Be All Right” was performed by his Japanese voice actress in Digimon Adventure, Hiroko Konishi, while “Focus” was performed by his voice actor in Digimon Adventure 02, Taisuke Yamamoto. His only character CD single, Focus: Best Partner 10: Takeru Takaishi & Patamon (Focus ベストパートナー⑩ 高石タケル&パタモン Focus Besuto Pātonā 10 Takaishi Takeru & Patamon?), which also included Patamon’s (Miwa Matsumoto) solo “Don’t Stop Pata Pata” (Don’t Stop パタパタ?) and their duet “Steppin’ Out”, was released on August 23, 2000. It debuted at #86 on the Oricon Weekly Charts and stayed there for one week.
Initially, T.K. was unpopular with the viewers, but Digimon Adventure 02 saw a rise in his popularity. In a series of online polls conducted on Toei Animation’s Digimon website, T.K. was ranked 7th by Japanese voters as Favorite DigiDestined. When the same question was asked two more times, his rank rose to 2nd, but fell to 3rd. T.K. is also ranked 1st as whom the voters would want as a younger brother and as the DigiDestined whom the voters thought was the strongest,. He placed 2nd as the DigiDestined voters would want to switch places with and as the best-looking DigiDestined in the winter. When voters were asked which DigiDestined they would want as their boyfriend, T.K. placed in 3rd. Jeff Nimoy, co-screenwriter of the English version of Digimon Adventure and Digimon Adventure 02, however, found T.K. “[uninteresting]” for both series and that there was “not much there for T.K.’s personality, unless Davis was pushing his buttons.”
Patamon (パタモン?) is a main character in Digimon Adventure and Digimon Adventure 02, as well as the movies Digimon Adventure (the movie), Our War Game!, The Golden Digimentals and Diaboromon Strikes Back. Patamon can be seen as one of the most important Digimon throughout the first season, because without him Devimon would never have been defeated and Myotismon would have killed Kari and Piedmon would have won the final battle. Patamon Digivolves into Poyomon, Tokomon, Angemon, MagnaAngemon, Pegasusmon, Shakkoumon, and Seraphimon.
Voiced by: Kae Araki (Japanese), Lara Jill Miller (English)
Kari Kamiya, known as Hikari Yagami (八神 ヒカリ Yagami Hikari?) in Japan, is Tai’s younger sister who helped him care for an Agumon when she was a toddler, having a sixth sense. She did not attend summer camp with the others due to her health issues. Regardless, she is a compassionate girl who always puts others before herself. Revealed to be “the eighth DigiDestined child” (八番目の選ばれし子供 Hachi-banme no erabareshi kodomo?), Kari is partnered to Gatomon and obtains the Crest of Light (光の紋章 Hikari no Mōshō?) as she joins Tai and the others during their battle with the Dark Masters and Apocalymon. Kari admires Tai and is seen as an equal to T.K.
In the sequel, Digimon Adventure 02, Kari has matured into a “smiling, charmingly energetic, and bright girl”, but has also become “mischievous” and “playful”. She now dons a digital camera as a trademark item instead of her camp whistle. Joining the new DigiDestinated, Kari obtained the Digi-egg of Light (光のデジメンタル Hikari no dejimentaru?). Davis Motomiya develops an unrequited crush on her and vies for her affections several times.
Kari designed for the pilot movie storyboard by Katsuyoshi Nakatsuru. In an exclusive interview released with the Digimon Adventure DVD box on December 21, 2007, producer Satoru Nishizono revealed that Kari’s japanese name referenced the japanese word for “light” (光 “hikari”?) and not supposed to appear as the eighth DigiDestined. However, the producers decided to include her when wanting to introduce a new character. In a series of online polls conducted on Toei Animation’s Digimon website, Kari was ranked 4th by Japanese voters as their favorite DigiDestined. When the same question was asked two more times, her rank fell to 5th, and then 6th, but finally landed at 1st. In addition to this, Kari is ranked 1st as whom the voters would want as a younger sister and as the best-looking DigiDestined in the spring. She placed in 3rd as the DigiDestined who the voters thought was the strongest and as the best-looking DigiDestined in the winter.
Voiced by: Yuka Tokumitsu (Japanese), Edie Mirman (English)
Gatomon (テイルモン Teirumon?, Tailmon) is an Exhalted Beast Digimon in the form of a white cat with a power ring on her tail. Unlike the others, Gatomon is a champion level Digimon and thus the oldest of the original eight. Originally, Gatomon’s DigiEgg was separated from the other seven Chosen Digimon during an attack by Piedmon. When she hatched later digivolved into Salamon (プロットモン Purottomon?, Plotmon), she when on her look for someone before she is found by Myotismon and conditioned by his brutal beatings into one of the evil Digimon’s lieutenants. During this time, she gained a rival in DemiDevimon while befriending Wizardmon. Gatomon accompanied Myotismon and his army in the assault on the Real World in the search of the Eighth Child, Gatomon found Kari yet could not silence her. This led to Wizardmon helping Gatomon gain closure by helping reveal her to be the partner of the Eighth DigiDestined, Kari. However, Myotismon also discovered this and captured Gatomon and used her to identify Kari before the girl willingly gave herself up to stop the bloodshed, despite the protests of Gatomon and the other DigiDestined. After avenging Wizardmon’s death at the hands of Myotismon, Gatomon joins Kari and the other DigiDestined in their fight with the Dark Masters and Apocalymon.
Gatomon returned as a main character in the second Digimon season, Digimon Adventure 02, the attack by Ken as the Digimon Emperor resulting with Gatomon losing her tail ring and her power greatly reduced to roughly that of a Rookie level Digimon. In the last episode of the series, Gennai returns the missing Tail Ring to Gatomon. Apparently it was found by the forces of good. Gennai explains that the Ring served as a means to contain the dark energy of the Digimon Emperor’s fortress, and not having it enabled her to Armor digivolve and DNA digivolve with Aquillamon to form Silphymon.
Angewomon (エンジェウーモン Enjewomon?)
Gatomon’s ultimate form, an Archangel Digimon. Gatomon first assumed the form of Angewomon when the Crest of Light’s reaction to Kari’s mourning of Wizardmon’s death. Her trademark attack is Celestial Arrow, creating an arrow of light that she fires into the enemy. Angewomon, alongside Angemon, played a role in enabling Agumon and Gabumon to warp digivolve into their mega forms. Angewomon was also a powerful ally in the fight against the Dark Masters, the highlight being her cat fight with Piedmon’s servant LadyDevimon. By Digimon 02, Kari gave up the power from the Crest of Light and disabled Gatomon’s ability to become Angewomon. However, Gatomon managed to resume her form in certain occasions throughout the second series.
Nefetrimon (ネフェルティモン Neferutimon?)
A sphinx-like Exalted Beast Digimon that Gatomon becomes when she Armor Digivolves using the Digi-Egg of Light. Her trademark attack is Rosetta Stone, fires a stone tablet that appears out of the pink beam which erupts from her necklace. With Pegasusmon, she can execute Golden Noose, binding enemies with a rope of golden light.
Magnadramon (ホーリードラモン Hōrīdoramon?, Holydramon)
Gatomon’s Mega form, a serpentine holy dragon with ten wings, a lion-like muzzle and two horns. Gatomon assumed the form only once in the Digimon Adventure 02 movie The Golden Digimentals, creating the Golden Digi-Eggs with Seraphimon during their fight with Cherubimon. This form was never actually shown in the series.
Ophanimon (オファニモン Ofanimon?)
Gatomon assumes the alternate Mega form in Digimon Tamers: Battle Spirit Ver. 1.5 video game.
According to a YTV interview with the English dub producer, Terri-Lei O’Malley, Salamon was named after her pet cat.
Ken and Wormmon
Ken Ichijouji (一乗寺 賢 Ichijōji Ken?) is the final member of the 02 DigiDestined, partnered with Wormmon and holder of the Crest of Kindness. Unlike the other 02 DigiDestined, he lives in Tamachi, which is next to Odaiba. Having been to the Digital World before with Ryo Akiyama, Ken was afflicted with a Dark Spore from Milleniumon before returning to his world. Soon after the death of his older brother Osamu Ichijoji, Ken received an E-Mail from Oikawa that cause the Dark Spore’s influence to take hold. As a result, Ken donned the alias of the Digimon Emperor (Dejimon Kaizaa, Digimon Kaiser), becoming more like his brother while detaching himself from reality. It took Wormmon’s sacrifice to make Ken realize the evil he committed. Soon after being reunited with Wormmon, learning of Arukenimon, Ken decides to atone for his wicked acts and joins the DigiDestined in fighting her and Oikawa. Ken is voiced by Romi Park (Japan) & Derek Stephen Prince (North America).
Wormmon (ワームモン Waamumon?) is a small green worm-like creature. Like a real insect, Wormmon possesses the ability to adhere to surfaces and is also able to generate silk from his mouth. While Ken was the Digimon Emperor, Wormmon stood by and watch his human partner terrorize the Digital World until he created Chimeramon. Realizing Ken gone too far, Wormmon sacrificed himself to give Magnamon the power needed to destroy Chimeramon while snapping Ken out of his madness. Revived as Leafmon (リーフモ Riifumon?), he is reunited with Ken and matures to Minomon (ミノモン?) before returning to his usual form. Wormmon is voiced by Naozumi Takahashi (Japan) and Paul St. Peter (English)
Stingmon (スティングモン Sutingumon?): A green, humanoid insect Digimon whose forearms have spiked blades. He is able to DNA Digivolve with Exveemon to become Paildramon.
Davis and Veemon
Davis Motomiya, known in Japan as Daisuke Motomiya (本宮 大輔 Motomiya Daisuke?), is the main protagonist in the Digimon Adventure 02 anime series. He is partnered to V-mon. He’s extremely stubborn in personality.
Veemon (ブイモン Buimon?, V-Mon) is a small blue dragon-like Digimon similar to Davis in personality. Originally, for most of the series, Veemon regressed to the trainee form of DemiVeemon (チビモン Chibimon?) while in the human world and the baby form of Chibomon (チコモン Chikomon?, Chicomon) if he exerts too much power. Veemon is voiced by Noda Junko (Japan) and Derek Stephen Prince (English).
Flamedramon ((フレイドラモン Fureidoramon?, Fladramon) is a dragonoid Digimon that Veemon armor digivolves to via the DigiEgg of Courage that marked the location of his supended animation.
Raidramon (ライドラモン Raidoramon?, Lighdramon) is a dragon Digimon that Veemon armor digivolves to via the DigiEgg of Frienship.
Magnamon ((マグナモン Magunamon?) is an exhalted knight Digimon that Veemon armor digivolves to via the DigiEgg of Miracles, this form was used twice, once against Chimeramon in the series and again against Cherubimon in the third movie.
ExVeemon (エクスブイモン Ekusubuimon?, XV-mon) is an phantom dragon-type Digimon who is Veemon’s naturally digivolved form.
Paildramon (パイルドラモン Pairudoramon?) is a dragonoid type Digimon that is the result of ExVeemon and Stingmon DNA Digivolving. Combining the strengths of a dragon-type and insect-type Digimon, Paildramon’s signature move is Desparado Blaster.
Imperialdramon (インペリアルドラモン Inperiarudoramon?): Asborbing Azulongmon’s Digicore, Paildramon digivolves into a ancient dragon-type Digimon with the power of 10 nukes. Though the form was originally used to take the DigiDestined across the world to round up renegade Digimon, the appearance of the the Daemon Corps enables Imperialdramon to assume his humanoid Fighter Mode with his power intensified. During the events of the fourth movie, Imperialmon uses the Omni Sword created from Omnimon’s data to transform into Imperialdramon Paladin Mode to defeat Armageddemon.
Yolei and Hawkmon
“Yolei Inoue” redirects here. For the American professor, see Miyako Inoue (linguistic anthropologist).
Yolei Inoue, known in Japan as Miyako Inoue (井ノ上 京 Inoue Miyako?), is partnered with Hawkmon and is also the rightful holder of the Digi-eggs of Love and Sincerity, known as the Digimental of Love (愛情のデジメンタル Aijō no dejimentaru?) the Digimental of Purity (純真のデジメンタル Junshin no dejimentaru?) respectively in the original version.
Hawkmon (ホークモン Hōkumon?) is a small bird-like Digimon with red feathers and large yellow feet. Originally, for most of the series, Hawkmon regressed to the trainee form of Poromon ((ポロモン?) while in the human world and the baby form of Pururumon (プルルモン?) if he exerts too much power. Hawkmon is voiced by Kōichi Tōchika (Japan) and Neil Kaplan (English).
Halsemon (ホルスモン Holusumon?, Horusmon) is an bird-beast Digimon that Hawkmon armor digivolves to via the DigiEgg of Love that marked the location of his supended animation.
Shurimon ((シュリモン Shurimon?) is a ninja-like mutant Digimon that Hawkmon armor digivolves to via the DigiEgg of Sincerity that was found near Digitamamon’s diner.
Aqulliamon (アクィラモン Akuiramon?) is an giant eagle-type Digimon who is Hawkmon’s naturally digivolved form.
Silphymon (シルフィーモン Shirufīmon?) is a beastoid type Digimon that is the result of Aquillamon and Gatomon DNA Digivolving. Combining the strengths of a Bird-type and Beast-type Digimon, Silphymon’s signature move is Static Force.
Cody and Armadillomon
Cody Hida, known as Iori Hida (火田 伊織 Hida Iori?) in Japan, is partnered with Armadillomon. Although he is the youngest of the DigiDestined, Cody is also the most serious. Much of his maturity and wisdom comes from his grandfather, Chikara Hida, who is also Cody’s Kendo teacher. Cody is voiced by Megumi Urawa (Japan) & Philece Sampler (English).
Armadillomon (アルマジモン Arumajimon?, Armadimon) is a small armored armadillo- like Digimon with three-clawed limbs and a short tail. Originally, for most of the series, Armadillomon regressed to the trainee form of Upamon (ウパモン?) while in the human world and the baby form of Tsubumon (ツブモン?) if he exerts too much power. In the Japanese version, he speaks with a Nagoya dialect and usually ends his sentences with “da’gya!”. In the dubbed, this turned into a Southern United States accent. Armadillomon’s easy going nature is a sharp contrast to Cody’s serious personality. Armadillomon is voiced by Megumi Urawa (Japan) & Robert Axelod (English).
Digmon (ディグモン Digumon?) is an insectoid Digimon that Armadillomon armor digivolves to via the DigiEgg of Knowledge that marked the location of his supended animation. Digmon’s drills not only enable him to borrow, but also to execute his Gold Rush attack.
Submarimon (サブマリモン Sabumarimon?) is a machine Digimon that Armadillomon armor digivolves to via the DigiEgg of Realiabilty that was found on offshore oil platform. Submarimon is one of the few forms Armadillomon assumes that well-equipped for undersea combat in water. Submarimon’s head also contains a cockpit that can fit a single human for underwater transport.
Ankylomon (アンキロモン Ankiromon?) is a dinosaur-type Digimon who is Armadillomon’s naturally digivolved form.
Shakkoumon (シャッコウモン?) is a statue-like mutant Digimon that is the result of Ankylomon and Angemon DNA Digivolving. After asborbing an enemy’s attack, Shakkoumon’s eyes can emit powerful beams that can devastate those it hits.
Young Voiced by: Hiroaki Hirata (Japanese), Jeff Nimoy, Steven Blum (Series Finale) (English)
Old Voiced by: Joji Yanami (Japanese), Mike Reynolds (English)
Gennai (ゲンナイ Jennai?) is a data-based human in the form of an old man serves as the DigiDestined’s guide after their battle with Devimon. It would be revealed, while Kari is possessed, that Gennai was a youth as he and his fellow data-humans were creating the DigiDestined’s Digimon to fight against the Dark Masters. However, Piedmon slaughtered his friends as he was forced to escape with the DigiDestineds’ Digivices and Digimons’ eggs before the one that held Gatomon was lost in the commotion. It would be after Apocalymon’s defeat that Gennai resummons the DigiDestined a year later to give up the power of their Crests to free the Digimon Sovereigns.
In the second series, Gennai regains his youthful appearence as he meets his old friend Azulongmon and is entrusted with one of his DigiCores to give to the DigiDestined on Christmas Day. It by then that Gennai reveals that he created clones of himself that act to erase all footage of Digimon in the real world and leave humans in the dark of what they actually saw. Gennai later appears in the series finale, revealing to have possessed Gatomon’s Tail Ring the entire time as he explains that was so she can Armor & DNA Digivolve like the others.
Benjamin (ベニヤミン?): An America-based clone who explains to Davis the nature of he and his fellow Gennai clones.
Jackie (ジャッキー Jakkī?): A China-based clone who helps Izzy and Kari with the langague barrier between them and the Poi Brothers.
Hogan (ユーカリプトス Yūkariputosu?, Eucalyptus): An Australia-based clone
José (ホセ Hose?): A Mexico-based clone.
Ilya (イリヤ Iriya?): A Russia-based clone.
Voiced by: Chikao Ōtsuka (Japanese), Paul St. Peter (English)
Apocalymon is the primary antagonist of the Digimon Adventure season, debuting in the final episodes (as the final villain) as the one responsible for creating the chaos in the Digital World, creating Devimon, Etemon, Myotismon, and the Dark Masters. He reveals that he was born from the data of Digimon who had died instead of digivolving, and that their sadness and anger fills his very being, causing him to be depressed and somewhat suicidal; this led him to wage war against the joyful Digital World, in order to share his suffering. In the Japanese version he refers to himself as “we”, possibly because of his nature of being composed of the many Digimon whose data composes him, and as a reference to the Biblical Legion. After demonstrating his ability to use the techniques of Digimon the DigiDestined defeated, he uses his “Reverse Digivolve” attack to revert all of the DigiDestined’s Digimon back into their default forms before then destroying the tags and crests. Apocalymon then uses his power to delete the DigiDestined and their Digimon, sending them to the Data World until they realize that they had the true crest powers within them all along, and they are able to rematerialize in the Digital World with their partners in their strongest forms for the true fight against Apocalymon. After the other Digimon destroy his Death Claws, WarGreymon and MetalGarurumon destroy his humanoid form. Though they think they have won, Apocalymon speaks, and explains that those were only minor parts of him. He performs his suicidal ultimate attack, Total Annihilation, in a last-ditch effort to destroy the Digidestined as well as the entire dimensional space, but the DigiDestined are able to use their Digivices to contain the blast, and only Apocalymon is destroyed.
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Defeated by a Greymon four years prior to the events of the series. Evidence that this happened was in Digimon The Movie and some episodes in Digimon Adventure when the Digi-Destined came back to Japan to look for the eighth child. This happened when the Digi-Destined remembered small memories on what had happen four years ago when they were at Highten View Terrace watching a battle with their digimon and another digimon. In the movie Parrotmon was hatched by a giant egg in which seems like it was floating in the sky. It soon hatched into Parrotmon and it seemed like Greymon knew Parrotmon was near and chased after Parrotmon. Both Digimon battled and after the battle they both disappeared and nobody knew who really won the battle. All the Digi-Destined in Japan were watching the battle and soon became Digi-Destined about 4 years later.
Voiced in the dub of the first movie by David Lodge.
Devimon is the first major villain to face the DigiDestined, and is responsible for enslaving File Island with his Black Gears, hiding the Tags and Crests, and attacking the children directly and indirectly multiple times. Devimon controls the Black Gears, which perform multiple tasks for him. He generally uses free ones that when summoned will fly towards and eventually collide with a Digimon, bending it to his will and increasing its power and size. There are also some that will serve as scrying mirrors to keep watch on the children. Another set of Black Gears are built into giant arrays as the core of File Island itself. When operated, they can cause the pieces of File Island to separate or rejoin Infinity Mountain. Although Devimon has a strong control over the Black Gears, and at one point transforms Ogremon into many of them, he claims to have only found them. Before the events of the series, Devimon took control of File Island after scattering the Crests across the continent of Server and placing the Tags under the Net Ocean. At some point, he found out about a prophecy claiming that the youngest Digidestined would destroy him, and so when the children arrive, he indirectly attacks them with Black Gear infected Digimon, and puts the renowned Leomon and Ogremon under his thrall. When the children reach the mansion at the top of Infinity Mountain, he reveals himself, splits the island, and scatters them across the pieces, as well as sending more corrupted Digimon after them. While the children make their way back, he explains the prophecy to Ogremon and Leomon. Shortly before the island reforms and the children rejoin, he sends a heavily-infected Leomon to kill T.K. and Patamon, who are the youngest of the Digidestined. Leomon is so strong that the children’s Champion Digimon cannot harm him, but he is defeated when Koushiro shares his discovery that the children’s Digivices can purge the corruption. With the children all assembled after heading to Infinity Island, Devimon transforms Ogremon into Black Gears and absorbs nearly all of the Black Gears on File Island into himself, growing significantly larger. He easily defeats all of the Champion Digimon, including Leomon, but as he is about to kill Takeru and Patamon, Patamon digivolves to Angemon and is able to delete him with a suicidal “Hand of Fate”. Though Devimon begins deleting, he reveals that even more powerful evil Digimon exist, gloating that his vanquishers will not be able to handle them, as Angemon couldn’t even defeat Devimon without sacrificing himself. In Digimon Adventure 02, Devimon briefly reappears while the Digimon Emperor is searching for the piece needed to complete Kimeramon’s construction. When the Emperor finds the Dark Whirlpool and goes down into it to find the piece, he finds the broken remains of Devimon. The Digimon Emperor disregards Devimon’s taunt-like warning that “the powers of darkness cannot be controlled”, and harvests his data for what becomes the arms and Digi-Core of Kimeramon. However, Devimon’s influence causes Kimeramon to rebel against the Emperor, and his voice returns to taunt him again until Kimeramon is finally destroyed by Magnamon. His ultimate form MarineDevimon also appears in 02 however it is unclear if this is the same Devimon that the DegiDestined fought he is defeated by Angemon and is the first Digimon Angemon and TK defeat possibly because TK’s grudge he went to after him first.
Voiced in the dub by Tom Wyner.
Voiced by: Yasunori Masutani (Japanese), Richard Epcar (English)
Etemon (エテモン?) is an Ultimate level puppet Digimon, and the first main villain that the children run into when they arrive on the continent of Server. Etemon can pinpoint their location via his Dark Network, and has a large army of Digimon working for him. Etemon has the character of an Elvis impersonator, being full of pride with an intolerance for people who fail to acknowledge his over-inflated ego. Etemon considers himself to be a great singer, using it in his signature “Love Serenade” attack which can regress the DigiDestined Digimon. In a fight, Etemon can overpower the children’s Digimon in their Champion forms single-handily. Etemon uses his Dark Network to terrorize the DigiDestined at every turn as they find their Crests, one such scheme resulting in Tai and Agumon becoming fearful of trying to use their Crest’s power after the latter assumed the form of SkullGreymon, until the children go into an upside-down pyramid to find Sora’s crest and unwitting freed Datamon, a prisoner of Etemon, who kidnaps Sora and tries to create a clone of her to defeat Etemon. But managing to unknowingly activate his Crest when he musters courage, Tai save Sora as Etemon dukes it out with Datamon. Datamon, in a last-ditch effort, programs the Dark Network to absorb all Digimon in its reach, including himself and Etemon. However, Etemon is instead fused with the Network from the waist down and uses its power to attack the children. However, Greymon digivolves to MetalGreymon and uses his “Giga Blaster” to seemingly defeat Etemon.
However, it actually caused a wormhole to open with Etemon trapped into a time-space limbo. But refusing to accept this fate, Etemon absorbs the Dark Network’s energy to return to the Digital World, in the process becoming the Mega-level cyborg Digimon MetalEtemon (メタルエテモン MetaruEtemon?) with his entire body coated in the indestructible alloy Chrome Digizoid. MetalEtemon goes looking for the DigiDestined and finds Mimi, Joe, Palmon, Gomamon, and Ogremon as they were attacked by Puppetmon. After a brief battle between the two villains over who gets to kill them, MetalEtemon tracks Mimi’s group to Digitamamon’s now-abandoned restaurant where he battles SaberLeomon. When SaberLeomon is fatally wounded while protecting Mimi from MetalEtemon’s “Dark Spirits DX”, Zudomon manages to make a crack in MetalEtemon’s armor with his hammer, which is also made of Chrome Digizoid, and SaberLeomon then lands the deathblow.
Datamon was a wild card who was a sworn enemy of Etemon ever since Etemon severely injured Datamon and imprisoned him within his pyramid for years. During this battle, all of Datamon’s memories other than those of said battle were deleted, leaving him focused and hell-bent on revenge. However, Datamon managed to rebuild himself over the years and used the DigiDestined to free him by offering the Crest of Love he had on his person. Once this was accomplished, he turned on them and kidnapped Sora and Biyomon with the intent to use their power to destroy Etemon. When Sora refused to help the revenge-driven villain, he was forced to create a clone of her. Although he wanted to destroy Etemon, Datamon was willing to do all the wrong things in order to get there. But when his revenge plan to use Biyomon and the Sora-Clone to kill Etemon failed, Datamon infected the Dark Network with his Plug Bombs, causing the Network to suck in every Digimon in the area and absorb their data and Datamon was no exception. Though Etemon survived this attempt on his life, he was fused with the Dark Network itself.
Voiced in the dub by Eddie Frierson.
Voiced by: Ryūzaburō Ōtomo, Toshiyuki Morikawa (02) (Japanese), Richard Epcar (English)
Myotismon (ヴァンデモン Vandemon?, Vamdemon) is one of the DigiDestineds’ greatest enemies, an undead Digimon modeled after a vampire with a cruel and sadistic streak in his personality. Among his actions prior to meeting DigiDestined, Myotismon was the one responsible for conditioning Gatomon into a loyal minion. Having DemiDevimon keep the DigiDestined separate, Myotismon was preparing to enter the real world to find and kill the Eight Child. However, the DigiDestined follow him, and from August 1 to August 2, they race against his forces find the child. But once learning of Gatomon’s relation to the 8th Child, Myotismon isolated Odaiba from the rest of Tokyo to narrow his search. But once Kari reveals herself, the chain of events occur with Myotismon seemingly killed by Angewomon. However, Myotismon was not truly defeated as a prophecy found by Gennai came true with the evil Digimon resurrecting into the dark beast-type Digimon VenomMyotismon (ヴェノムヴァンデモン VenomuVandemon?, VenomVamdemon). Though it took the entire DigiDestined Digimon group to destroy his body, Myotismon’s essence survived and he entered a host in Yukio Oikawa after tricking him with the promise of entering the Digital World.
After years of scheming and subconsciously directing Oikawa into creating the ideal event from Control Spires to copying the Dark Spore, Myotismon reveals himself after having Oikawa take himself and the Dark Spore children to the World of Dreams. There Myotismon leaves Oikawa’s body while he absorbs the bloomed Dark Flowers to become the Dark Lord-type Digimon MaloMyotismon (ヴェノムヴァンデモン BeriaruVandemon?, BelialVamdemon). After killing off Arukenimon and Mummymon, attempting to place the children in delusions so there would be no interference from them, MaloMyotismon battled the new DigiDestined from the other realm to the Digital World where he eventually loses his physical form as Imperialdramon destroys Myotismon for good.
Voiced by: Toshiyuki Morikawa (Japanese), Jamieson Price (English)
Yukio Oikawa (及川 悠紀夫 Oikawa Yukio?), considered the most tragic character in the series, is one of the few humans to have been aware of the Digimons’ existence before the events of 1999. As a child in the 70s, Oikawa was an extremely lonely and had no friends save Hiroki Hida, Cody’s father. The two learned of the Digital World though were discouraged by Hiroki’s father Chikara. Though forced to part, Oikawa and Hiroki promised each other to reach the Digital World together someday with Oikawa investigating the events at Highton View Terrace. However, Hiroki died years later, feeling utterly betrayed, a distraught Oikawa was on Tokyo Habor August 3, 1999 while watching the DigiDestined depart to the Digital World. In his moment of grief and weakness, Oikawa allowed Myotismon’s spirit to possess him in return to enter the Digital World. Having forgotten the encounter, Oikawa was manipulated by Myotismon as obsession with the Digital World grew increasingly unhealthy with knowledge that he uses to create Arukenimon and Mummymon to the Digital World.
Soon after attending the funeral of his boss’s son, Sam Ichijouji, Oikawa found the means of entering the Digital World through Ken upon sensing the Dark Spore and masterminded the boy’s own descent into madness so can weaken the boundaries between the worlds with the Control Spires. However, the interference of the DigiDestined thwarted Oikawa’s plans through both Ken and later the destruction of the Destiny Stones before he decides that weakening the dimensional border from his side may bare more fruit. To that end, Oikawa has Arukenimon bio-emerge Digimon all other the world to keep the DigiDestined at bay while she and Mummymon gather children with promises of bettering their lives. By the time the Daemon Corps go on the attack to get Ken, Oikawa reveals himself as he spirits Ken away to copy the Dark Spore data and transfer it into the children. After this, Oikawa and his group go into hiding so the Dark Spores can take effect, first hiding out in the mountain side before falling back to Oikawa’s apartment building. There, Oikawa meets Cody Hida, knowing he is a DigiDestined yet was caught off guard that he is Hiroki’s son. Fighting his personal guilt, Oikawa manages to absorb the power of the bloomed Dark Flower of Noriko Kawada, Though Chikara arrived to reason with Oikawa, Myotismon takes control of his body to kill the old man with BlackWarGreymon taking the mortal blow and realizing Oikawa is nothing more than a pawn.
Thought the DigiDestined hoped to take advantage of BlackWarGreymon’s sacrifice to catch Oikawa off guard as he gathered all of the children together in Highton View Terrace, Oikawa was subconsciously motivated by Myotismon to take everyone to the World of Dreams under the impression that they are going to the Digital World. Realizing the truth, Oikawa regains his full memory of Myotismon as the evil Digimon leaves his body and renders him unconscious. Coming to as MaloMyotismon is destroyed, Oikawa learns that the evil Digimon took much of his life with him. Though Cody tried to help Oikawa cross over, his body was beyond help and barely able to enter the Digital World to be with his Digimon partner Datrinimon. Knowing that he had little time left to live, Oikawa apologizes for his actions before using the World of Dreams to convert himself into data-based butterflies to repair the damaged Digital World.
Voiced by: Kōki Miyata (Japanese), Derek Stephen Prince (English)
DemiDevimon (ピコデビモン Pikodebimon?, PicoDevimon) is a spiteful imp Digimon who is constant liar whose great wording skills allow him to fool almost anyone with his sweet-sounding ‘Evil Whisper’ lies. When forced into fight, DemiDevimon can use his DemiDart syringe to poison his targets. When the DigiDestined each went their separate ways to find Tai, Myotismon sent DemiDevimon to keep them from getting back together: he made T.K fight with Tokomon and tried to get Tai and T.K to lose their memories. He made Joe stay in Digitamamon’s diner to pay for his meal. Yamato tried to help Jou pay his debt but DemiDevimon paid Digitamamon to keep Yamato in his custody. He engineered a way to create a series of mishaps that sank Joe even deeper into debt and Matt started losing his patience. DemiDevimon also trapped Izzy and Tentomon in Vademon’s domain and had Mimi be pampered and spoiled by the desperate Gekomon and Otamamon. Each time one of the plans failed, DemiDevimon was punished by Myotismon or his bats, which DemiDevimon states to hating bats twice, despite referring to himself as a “bat Digimon”. The reunited children found a very emotional Sora, who revealed her part in helping the gang back together. DemiDevimon told her that her Crest of Love would never glow because she never had love in her life. After DemiDevimon failed to kill Sora, Myotismon decided to handle the task of destroying the DigiDestined himself. However, since Sora realized her mother did love her and tried to protect her, her crest began to glow and the newly Digivolved Garudamon got them out of Myotismon’s grasp.
DemiDevimon helped in recruiting some Digimon to serve as part of the army that would enter the Real World so they could find and kill the 8th Child and submit the humans to Myotismon’s rule. He gained a rival out of Gatomon when it came to the issue of Myotismon’s approval and being the favorite. The children learned that Myotismon’s passage to the Real World was a gate situated in his castle. The children entered the castle and tried to go through the gate as well but they were halted by Myotismon’s minions, DemiDevimon included. The children were later able to use magical cards to open the gate but DemiDevimon and the other minions were flying across Tokyo and its several neighborhoods searching for the 8th Child. They used a copy of the Crest of Light to serve as a means to find him/her. Wizardmon found the eighth Digivice and he tricked DemiDevimon to send him away. On August 3, DemiDevimon helped in capturing children from their parents and submitting them to Gatomon so she would tell Myotismon whether the child was the eighth DigiDestined or not, on the threat of killing every last child in the Odaiba area. But when Kari revealed herself, a big fight started. DemiDevimon snatched Kari’s Digivice but was unable to hold on to it when Kari’s tears over Wizardmon’s death evoked the crest’s power. After Myotismon was destroyed, DemiDevimon hid away in the Fuji TV building’s ruins. DemiDevimon was excited when Myotismon was resurrected as VenomMyotismon. But VenomMyotismon, no longer needing DemiDevimon, sucked him into his mouth and ate him.
Voiced by: Wakana Yamazaki (Japanese), Mari Devon (English)
Arukenimon (アルケニモン?, Archnemon) is a drider-like Demon-Beast Digimon who is an extremely cunning with great intelligence but has an equally scary temper. Being created by Oikawa with his DNA synthesized into her data, Arukenimon can assume the form of a woman in red and purple spider-themed clothing with large shades concealing her eyes. Overseeing Ken’s actions as the Digimon Emperor from behind the scenes, Arukenimon takes over after the boy turns over a new leaf. At first, Arukenimon appeared before the DigiDestined in her human form as she uses his Spirit Needle hair to turn Control Spires into Digimon-like monsters that follow her orders. But in light of Paildramon’s debut, Arukenimon lured the children into Giga House and used a flute to control the resident insect Digimon to kill them off for her. But when the scheme failed, she decided to take drastic measures and shifted to her Digimon form. She fought the children and proved to be a formidable foe, but suffers a humiliating defeat before Mummymon saved her.
Bent on revenge for what she endured, Arukenimon created BlackWarGreymon to rid herself of the children. However, due to the one hundred Control Spires giving Black WarGreymon free will, Arukenimon refocuses her plan to destroy the Destiny Stones to throw off the balance of the Digital World. When BlackWarGreymon is motivated to destroy them, Arukenimon decided to hold off the DigiDestined to keep them from interfering. However, with divine intervention from the Digimon Sovereign Azulongmon, Arukenimon’s plans are foiled.
Following this, Arukenimon and Mummymon turned to Oikawa as he instructed Arukenimon to open the Digital Gates in the entire world. During Christmas Day, as the DigiDestined traveled around the world and helped their foreign DigiDestined allies close the gates, Arukenimon and Mummymon drove around Tokyo in a truck and kidnapped twenty children. The following day, they kidnapped Ken as well, so that Oikawa could scan his Dark Spore and pass it on to the children. After this, Oikawa, Arukenimon and Mummymon ran off to hide in a vacation house in the mountains, but BlackWarGreymon came from the Digital World to destroy them. As BlackWarGreymon asked Arukenimon and Mummymon where they came from, Oikawa revealed their origins. While the revelation clearly shocked and troubled Arukenimon and Mummymon, Arukenimon preferred not to discuss it and focus her efforts on tracking the seeded children and protecting Oikawa as they hid back in his run-down apartment in Tokyo. In the end, Arukenimon was tortured and killed by MaloMyotismon in the world of dreams as an excuse to test his newfound power on her.
Voiced by: Toshiyuki Morikawa (Japanese), Kirk Thornton (English)
Mummymon (マミーモン Mumīmon?) is an undead Digimon who is armed with the Obelisk rifle that he uses in his “Necrophobia” attack along with using his wrappings to constrict an opponent in his “Snake Bandage” attack. Being created by Oikawa with his DNA synthesized into him, Mummymon dons a royal blue coat and an odd hat with randomly scattered golden buttons and wielding a cane. However, unlike Arukenimon’s human form, Mummymon is hardly human and is more of a concealment that an actual transformation.
Mummymon first appeared to the aid of Arukenimon after she was beaten by the DigiDestined at the Giga House. Following this, he began working together with her to destroy the balance of the Digital World. Mummymon was in love with Arukenimon, and tended to flirt with her instead of focusing on their mission, but Arukenimon always rejected him in her arrogance. Mummymon never took the rejection to heart, however, and remained optimistic and cheerful. Still, because of his loyalty to Arukenimon and general skill, he remained a formidable foe to the DigiDestined over the course of the series. Learning of his origins as a Digimon/human hybrid, the revelation shocked and troubled Mummymon as he attempted to discuss it with Arukenimon who refused to get into it. In the end, when Arukenimon is killed to his horror, an enraged Mummymon attacked MaloMyotismon before the fiend proceeded to liquify Mummymon using his Crimson Mist attack.
The Dark Masters is a group that consists of four powerful Mega-Level Digimon. They are MetalSeadramon, Puppetmon, Machinedramon, and Piedmon. They are the fourth major villains in the first season of the series. They had turned the entire Digital World into Spiral Mountain, where each of the Dark Masters rule one section of it. MetalSeadramon (Played by in Japanese :Yuuto Kazama, in English: Doug Erholtz) ruled over the digital oceans, Puppetmon (Played by in Japanese Etsuko Kozakura, in English David Lodge) ruled over the digital forests, Machinedramon (played by in Japanese Hisao Egawa, in English Dave Guerrie) ruled over the digital cities and Piedmon (played by in Japanese Chikao Ōtsuka, in English Derek Stephen Prince), ruled over the others from the top of Spiral Mountain.
Dark Masters’ Army
Scorpiomon is gigantic sea scorpion-like Digimon that burrows in the sand and works for MetalSeadramon. He was the first henchmen of the Dark Masters to attack the Digidestined first. After being trapped inside a beach hut by Metalseadramon, the Digidestined were knocked unconscious by Scorpiomon shoveling tons of sand into the hut. Scorpiomon was rewarded with clams to eat by MetalSeadramon and was then just as quickly punished by him for missing Mimi and Joe who managed to escape. Scorpiomon tried to capture them but was defeated by Zudomon and Lilymon, he was then stuffed back into the beach hut after the other children were rescued. MetalSeadramon set the hut on fire thinking the kids were still in it, but when Scorpiomon came running out on fire, MetalSeadramon picked him up and dropped him to his death as punishment for his failures.
Voiced in the dub by Lex Lang.
Deepsea minions who works for MetalSeadramon. Repeatedly attacked the children until Ikkakumon digivolved to Zudomon and destroyed them.
Voiced in the dub by Tom Fahn, Jeff Nimoy, and Michael Sorich.
Blossomon and Mushroomon
Two of Puppetmon’s ‘playmates’, they get killed by Puppetmon when he assumed they were lying to him while he was looking for Takeru in his deadly hide and seek game. The scene is edited in the US version.
Blossomon is voiced in the dub by Melodee Spevack.
Deramon and Floramon
Two of Puppetmon’s ‘playmates’, actually helped the Digidestined against Puppetmon before they ran off in fear of what he would do to them.
Deramon is voiced in the dub by Doug Erholtz.
Cherrymon worked for Puppetmon. Living as long as he had, Cherrymon seemed to know every inch of “his” forest and pointed Yamato to a pond that would reflect the face of his greatest rival and could tell that the plan could still go wrong, knowing that the DigiDestined had something Puppetmon didn’t. Cherrymon then informed Puppetmon from his plan but when he told his master that he must be careful, Puppetmon took it as an insult and destroyed him out of anger, minutes before WarGreymon and MetalGarurumon clashed. Later when MetalGarurmon mortally wounds Puppetmon he asks Cherrymon what it is that the DigiDestined have that he doesn’t (something that was also mentioned by Piximon) and his voice responded “friends” before Puppetmon was destroyed.
Voiced in the dub by Jeff Nimoy impersonating Marlon Brando.
Machinedramon had a WaruMonzaemon as his slave master to use the Numemon to power his city on Spiral Mountain. When a group of the DigiDestined appeared in his area, he was lured away by Sora and Takeru while Hikari freed the Numemon. He was then attacked by the Numemon and although he easily defeated them he was weakened by the combined attacks of Angemon, Angewomon and Birdramon who rescued the enslaved Numemon. When Machinedramon heard his news about the DigiDestined, he was angry at WaruMonzaemon for not telling him sooner. Before he went to hunt them down, he killed WaruMonzaemon by activing the room’s self destruct. In is edited in the dub to focus on the Digimon’s disembodied paw.
Voiced in the dub by Dan Lorge.
LadyDevimon was one of Piedmon’s most loyal minions. As Taichi and his group approached Piedmon’s observatory base, LadyDevilmon asked if she could be allowed to “punish them”. LadyDevilmon is Piedmon’s personal bodyguard, and an extremely dangerous digimon at the ultimate level. Piedmon agreed and she flew off to battle them at once. The DigiDestineds’ Digimon took her on with help from Andromon but Taichi decided to have Sora and Takeru leave the battle to get Yamato and the others while Angewomon battled LadyDevilmon, which quickly became a bitter catfight between the two enemies. With help from MegaKabuterimon, she obliterated Lady Devilmon with her Heaven’s Charm attack.
Voiced in the dub by Melodee Spevack.
After being knocked out of his castle by MagnaAngemon, Piedmon summoned a bunch of Vilemon to attack the DigiDestined. Most of them were destroyed by the DigiDestined’s Digimon and their allies. The remainder of Piedmon’s Vilemon army were sucked into MagnaAngemon’s Gate of Destiny attack.
Kimeramon (キメラモン?, Chimairamon) is a Composition Digimon created by Ken while as the Digimon Emperor to be his ideal Digimon partner to help him take over the Digital World, and he is seen working on it over a period of time. By that time, Ken synthesized various Digimon data to combine the best attributes into his creation—Kabuterimon’s helmet, MetalGreymon’s hair, Greymon’s torso, Angemon and Airdramon’s wings, Kuwagamon’s left arm, SkullGreymon’s right arm, Garurumon’s legs, and Monochromon’s tail. After acquiring the data remains of Devimon, manifesting in its upper arms, Ken completes Kimeramon. Though it was too powerful for the armored Digimon to fight, Devimon’s data intensified Kimeramon’s terrifying combat instinct and made it beyond Ken’s control as it starts to runs amok while destroying everything in its path. Worried for Ken, Wormmon takes Davis to the power source of the base, the Digi-Egg of Miracles. Using it, Veemon becomes Magnamon. Although Magnamon puts up more of a fight, Kimeramon eventually overpowers him, and he is only able to destroy Kimeramon using the energy sacrificed by Wormmon.
This section refers to the Daemon featured in Digimon Adventure 02. A Daemon also appears in Digimon Adventure V-Tamer 01 and as one of the Seven Great Demon Lords.
In Digimon Adventure 02, Daemon is the leader of Daemon Corps. He first made himself known to the DigiDestined after his minion SkullSatamon was destroyed by Imperialdramon Fighter Mode. He demanded that Ken come with him so he could obtain the Dark Spore’s power (presumably, for his own ends). Arukenimon however appeared with a truckload of ‘kidnapped’ children and convinced Ken to come with her. Daemon refused to let Yukio Oikawa get away with and sicked his other two minions, LadyDevimon and MarineDevimon, after him. But after his remaining minions were destroyed by Silphymon and Shakkoumon, respectively, Daemon took matters into his own hands and stopped the truck, demanding Ken be handed over or else. But Daemon had to deal with the entire 02 team and the battle with the villain commenced. Despite everything they could throw at him, Daemon was too powerful to defeat. They decided to open a gate to the Digital World to send Daemon back there, but even while holding off their attacks, Daemon opens a gateway himself, telling them that banishing him to the Digital World would be pointless, as he can simply come right back (he also mocked them while he was at, saying “How did you think I was able to come in the first place?”). Ken was forced to use the dark power within him to convert a Digi-Port into a gateway to the Dark Ocean, through which Daemon was cast. Impressed at Ken’s power, Daemon did nothing but laugh and vowed to return as the portal closed around him.
Voiced in the dub by Bob Papenbrook.
Introduced in the second movie Our War Game, he suddenly appeared on the internet as a digi-egg, and after hatching, started attacking the internet. (In the dub, they say that he was created by Willis, but turned evil because of a data-virus. This is not mentioned in the Japanese version.) . Taichi and Koushiro, along with Agumon and Tentomon confront him first as his Rookie form, Keramon. During the battle, Keramon digivolves past his Champion form and into his Ultimate form, Infermon. Agumon and Tentomon then digivolve to Greymon and Kabuterimon, but are quickly defeated. Shortly after Yamato and Takeru join the fight, Infermon digivolves into Diaboromon. He hacks into an American military-base and launches a nuclear missile, before making thousands of clones of himself, and challenges the children into finding the one clone who has a clock. Destroying this one would stop the missile. (In the dub, they had to destroy the real Diaboromon, which would cause all the clones to disappear and the missile to stop.) He confronts WarGreymon and MetalGarurumon, and due to the large amounts of emails sent to Koushiro, the processing speed causes their Digimon to slow down, allowing him to defeat them. After Taichi and Yamamto enter the internet, their Digimon then DNA Digivolve into Omnimon and quickly defeat the Diaboromon copies. After Koushiro forwards the emails to Diaboromon to slow down his processing speed, he is killed by Omnimon. Diaboromon would appear one more time in Diaboromon Strikes Back, this time confronting the DigiDestined of Season Two. Diaboromon Digivolves into Kuramon, Tsumemon, Kurisarimon, Infermon, and Armageddemon.
Voiced in the dub by Paul St. Peter.
Other Humans (Families)
Susumu & Yuuko Yagami: Taichi and Hikari’s mother and father. The English dub tends to poke fun at the odd and unpleasant recipes Mrs. Yagami comes up with, such as beef jerky shakes and fungus cookies. Koushiro seems to be the victim for her recipes.
Voiced in the dub by Doug Erholtz and Dorothy Elias-Fahn.
Hiroaki Ishida & Natsuko Takaishi / Nancy Takaishi: Yamato & Takeru’s divorced parents. Hiroaki works as a reporter at Fuji TV and tends to be a workacholic but has a nice demeanor. He finds out about his sons’ connection to the Digimon during Myotismon’s attack on the city. In Adventure 02 he takes the kids camping as a cover for staying in the Digital World. Nancy is a newspaper reporter. She met with Oikawa over Christmas, and later managed to track down the names and addresses of the Dark Seed children. Nancy’s father, Michel, who lives in Paris joins force with Takeru and Taichi to destroy the Black Spires in Digimon Adventure 2. He drives a motorcycle, is a true Frenchman, and mentions that Nancy’s grandmother is a rather eccentric women due to the description of her antics.
Voiced in the dub by David Greenlee and Barbara Goodson.
Haruhiko & Toshiko Takenouchi: Sora’s parents. Toshiko, Sora’s mother, banned her from playing soccer once when she came home with an injury. This caused a distance between them, though that was resolved later in the first season. Haruhiko is a college professor who is researching on the Digital World with Shuu, Jou’s middle brother, who is one of his students. Yolei meets both of them during her class trip to Kyoto, and he explains some of his theories to her.
Voiced in the dub by R. Martin Klein and Elizabeth Rice.
Keisuke & Satoe Tachikawa: Mimi’s parents. They spoiled her a bit and were overprotective of her. They also act like a newlywed couple.
Voiced in the dub by Dan Woren and Julie Maddalena.
Shin Kido – Jou’s eldest brother. He helps the Digidestined a little when Myotismon attacks Odaiba. In Michi E No Armor Shinka; he triple dates with Jun and Miyako’s elder sisters and his brothers. In Digimon Original Stories CD2 reveals that Shin gets his own Digimon after “Million Points of Light” episode.
Voiced in the dub by Doug Erholtz.
Shuu Kido – Joe’s other older brother, the middle child. He meets Miyako when she is visiting Kyoto with her class. He also drove them to where they needed to be when Digimon was attacking. In Digimon Original Stories CD2 reveals that Shuu gets his own Digimon after “Million Points of Light” episode. Michi e no Armor Shinka sees him and Jun Motomiya triple dating with his brothers and Miyako’s sisters.
Voiced in the dub by Doug Erholtz.
Masami & Yoshie Izumi: Koushiro’s adoptive parents. Masami was a distant cousin Koushiro’s true father and after the death of Koushiro’s true parents in a car accident the Izumis adopted Koushiro, having recently lost a son of their own. They never told Koushiro directly that he was adopted, but he overheard it himself, which troubled him for a while. The tension between Koushiro and his parents are resolved when they tell him directly that they are not his birth parents.
Voiced in the dub by Jeff Nimoy and Mari Devon.
Jun Motomiya: Daisuke’ older sister. She and Daisuke argue repeatedly but are still close. She also chases after Yamato through most of the early second season, trying to get a date with him. After she finally realizes that he did not like her, she quickly formed another crush on Shuu Kido (In Michi E No Armor Shinka; the pair on a triple date with Jyou and Misako’s older sisters). In Digimon Original Stories CD2 reveals that Jun gets her own Digimon after “Million Points of Light” episode.
Voiced in the dub by Peggy O’Neal.
Momoe, Chizuru, Mantarou: Miyako’s siblings, two sisters and brother. Because there are four of them in one family, they have to fight for attention. In Michi E No Armor Shinka; Momoe and Chizuru, along with Jun Motomiya, go on a triple date with the Kido boys. Digimon Original Stories CD2 reveals that Chizuru and Momoe get their own Digimon after “Million Points of Light” episode.
Momoe is voiced in the dub by Dina Sherman. Chizuru is voiced in the dub by Elizabeth Rice. Mantarou is voiced in the dub by Jonathan Fahn and later voiced by Tom Fahn.
Hiroki Hida: Iori’s deceased father. He was a police officer who died in the line of duty protecting a politician from an assassination attempt.
Chikara Hida: Iori’s grandfather, he serves as a father figure in Hiroki’s absence. He also teaches Iori kendo. He has a strange obsession with Prune juice (in the English dub, he also enjoys drinking liquid yogurt drinks).
Voiced in the dub by Dan Lorge.
Osamu Ichijouji: Ken’s deceased older brother, Osamu was an A+ student and got most of the attention. On the day he returned from the Digital World, making Osamu mad by touching the Digivice they found, Ken wished he would go away because he was jealous. Ken was horrified to discover that on that same day Osamu was hit by a car and died, baring the guilt as the Dark Spore in Ken emulated him to become more like his brother. As a result, Ken became a genius student while his Digimon Emperor attire was modeled after his subconscious desire to be like Osamu.
Original Digidestined: The chosen group of Digidestined before Taichi, Kari and others went to the Digital World. They were mentioned during the fight with Apocalymon and the conversation with Gennai that followed.
Michael Barton: An American Chosen Child whom Mimi knows. His Digimon partner is a Betamon who can Digivolve into Seadramon.
Voiced in the dub by Tom Gibis.
Lou, Maria, Steve, Sam (Phil), Tatum – Five more American Chosen Children. Sam’s Digimon partner is Flarerizamon, Tatum’s is Airdramon, Maria’s is Centarumon, Steve’s is Frigimon, and Lou’s is Tortomon.
Lou is voiced in the dub by Dan Lorge. Maria is voiced in the dub by Dorothy Elias-Fahn. Phil is voiced in the dub by Brianne Siddall.
Hoi Brothers: Three brothers who help Koushiro and Hikari in Hong Kong. They all formed quick crushes on Hikari. Each of them has a Syakomon for a Digimon partner that can digivolve into Octomon.
Voiced in the dub by Jonathan Fahn, Dan Lorge and Kirk Thornton.
Yue Hong: A Chinese Chosen Child. Yuehon’s Digimon partner is Apemon.
Voiced in the dub by Mary Elizabeth McGlynn.
Dien: A Vietnamese Chosen Child. Dien’s Digimon partner is Gorillamon. He is seen in the background practicing with Jackie, Gennai’s Chinese counterpart.
Mina: An Indian Chosen Child. Her Digimon partner is Meramon.
Voiced in the dub by Wendee Lee.
Dingo: An Australian Chosen Child who helped Jou and Iori. His Digimon partner is a Crabmon who can digivolve into Coelamon. In the English version, his name is dubbed to Derek namimg him after his voice actor Derek Stephen Prince.
Unnamed Australian Chosen Children – Their partners include a Bukamon, a Divermon and 2 Gizamon.
Catherine: A French Chosen Child who helped Tai and T.K. Both Tai and T.K. seemed to have somewhat of a crush on her. Her Digimon partner is a Floramon that can Digivolve into Kiwimon.
Voiced in the dub by Philece Sampler.
Unnamed French Chosen Children – Each one of them has an Elecmon, a Gotsumon, and 2 Gazimon, Vegiemon, and Vilemon.
Chichos: A Mexican Chosen Child who helped Ken and Yamato. She had a crush on both Ken, and later on Stingmon. Her Digimon partner is Gotsumon that can Digivolve into Monochromon. She is one of the few non-star Digi-Destined to have her Digimon receive a Digivolution process like the “chosen Digimon”.
Voiced in the dub by Dorothy Elias-Fahn.
Unnamed Mexican Chosen Children – They were unseen, but were known to exist.
Yuri, Lara (Sonya), and Anna: Russian DigiDestined who help Sora and Miyako. They could not speak the same language and had to communicate through hand signals. In the English dub, Miyako used the only three Russian words she knew (piroshki, borscht, and caviar) to communicate. They had Kuwagamon, Snimon, and Unimon for their Digimon partners. Lara’s name has been translated as Lala, Lola or Laura, however, the three names are, like the Digidestined of the other countries, cultural references: Yuri, Lara and Anna are characters from the Russian epic novel Doctor Zhivago.
Yuri is voiced in the dub by Doug Erholtz. Sonya is voiced in the dub by Laura Summer. Anna is voiced in the dub by Philece Sampler.
Unnamed Siberian Chosen Children – Each of them has some Frigimon as their Digimon partner.
Noriko, Hiroshi, Takashi, Keiko: Four children who were infected with the Dark Spores. They became strong and smart but cold and callous once the Dark Spore took their hold on them. Noriko’s Dark Spore ended up blooming early causing Oikawa to harvest it. The remaining Dark Spore children helped Oikawa try to go to the Digital World but ended up in another dimension instead. MaloMyotismon emerged from Oikawa and absorbed the Dark Spores inside each of them. When MaloMyotismon began to lose the fight, he fed on their fear to power himself up. Davis and the gang gave them some pep talk to cheer them up, which in turn weakened MaloMyotismon. When they listened on their dreams Hiroshi said he wanted to draw comics, Takashi said she wanted to play baseball, and Keiko wanted to become a baker, and Noriko wanted to become a kindergarten teacher.
Noriko is voiced in the dub by Laura Summer in the first appearance and by Bridget Hoffman in later appearances. Takashi is voiced by Wendee Lee in the first appearance and by Brianne Siddall in later appearances.
Wallace and Terriermon
Willis, known as Wallace (ウォレス Uoresu?) in the Japanese version, appears in the film Digimon Hurricane Touchdown/Supreme Evolution! The Golden Digimentals, as well as in the CD drama, Natsu e no Tobira. In addition, he makes cameo appearances in two video games; Digimon Adventure 02: D1 Tamers, as an entrant in the game’s starting tournament, as well as an unlockable character in Digimon Battle Spirit, paired with Lopmon due to Henry being paired with Terriermon. Willis is portrayed as a flirtatious and somewhat sarcastic boy who learned to speak Japanese from a past girlfriend. Despite his attitude, he has a very kind heart wishing to spare others from his hardships. He is voiced by Nami Miyahara in the original movie and CD, and by Bob Glouberman in the English dub of the movie, which featured as the third part of the English Digimon: The Movie. He is a DigiDestined from New York City, United States, but lived in Denver during his childhood.
Mr. Fujiyama: A teacher at the school. He is first seen when Taichi and the others first came back from the Digital World. In the second season he has become the manager of the school’s computer lab, despite the fact that he knows relatively little about computers.
Yutaka, Akira, Takashi: Members of the “Teenage-Wolves” band that Yamato sings for.
Television Studio Employees: Several employees who work with Yamato’s father at Fuji TV Station. Most are unnamed although two of them are identified as Charlie and Jeremiah. Charlie is a fatalist and often believes the world is coming to the end. In Digimon Adventure 2, he has created his own documentary but he never airs due to the spirit of Wizardmon infecting the systems in the television station while Jeremiah is a spectacled man who seems to be an audio operator and listens to mind over matter cassettes a lot. Other members include a brunette-haired woman who was part of the team working under Yamato’s father, and a pessimistic bearded man who works with Charlie in Digimon Adventure 2.
Other Digimon (Ally Digimon)
This section refers to the Andromon featured in Digimon Adventure/02. For the Andromon in Digimon Tamers, see Guardromon.
Andromon was the first Ultimate level Digimon to appear in Adventure 01. The DigiDestined first meet Andromon when they are exploring a factory. Their initial hope was that the factory had human life, but they discover that everything is completely automated and run by machines. Taichi, Sora, and Jou hear a crash; when they investigate the sound, they see Andromon sprawled out, lifeless, under some machine equipment. They try pulling him out, but a black gear becomes embedded into Andromon’s bad leg, causing him to become obsessed with vengeance and attack the kids. Meanwhile, while in the factory, Koushiro taps into a program that activates his Digivice, but at the same time seems to affect Tentomon, causing him to become abnormally hot. Garurumon and Greymon make an attempt to fight Andromon, but are severely outmatched, as he is an Ultimate level Digimon. Tentomon suggests that Koushiro reenter the program; when he does, Tentomon digivolves into Kabuterimon and disables the black gear in Andromon’s leg. It turned out Andromon was actually a very helpful and kind Digimon who would never intentionally hurt anyone. When the Dark Masters took control over the Digital World, Andromon fought against Machinedramon. He was the first good Digimon to find the DigiDestined after Machinedramon sent them underground. Andromon said he was trying to round up a resistance against Machinedramon. When Machinedramon broke through and found the DigiDestined, Andromon fought him to give the kids some time to escape. Agumon was able to digivolve into WarGreymon, who then defeated the Dark Master. Andromon later helped the DigiDestined fight against Piedmon, but like most of them, he was turned into a key chain. After he was revived by MagnaAngemon, he helped the rest of the DigiDestined fight Piedmon and his Vilemon army. Andromon made a reappearance as a slave of the Digimon Emperor, controlled by a Dark Ring. With Hikari stranded at Full Metal City, the Digimon Emperor decided to send Andromon. It seemed the Digidestined were outmatched by the powerful Andromon. It took Hikari’s tears to bring Andromon back and make him remember his previous friendship with Hikari and the other Digidestined. After realizing who she was, he broke the Dark Ring from his neck and destroyed the Control Spire, freeing the Guardromon in the city. Andromon’s ability to fight the Dark Ring was the first evidence that the Dark Rings could not successfully control Ultimate-level Digimon.
Voiced in the dub by Michael Sorich.
This section refers to the Leomon featured in Digimon Adventure. For the Leomon in Digimon Tamers, see Leomon.
Leomon was one of the first good Digimon that the DigiDestined met on File Island – but not under better conditions. Devimon had infected Leomon with a Black Gear, having Leomon attack the DigiDestined against his will. He was briefly freed from Devimon’s control to save Tai and Agumon by fighting Devimon. However, he was infected with another Black Gear and was under Devimon’s control once more. When ordered to kill TK and Patamon, he was infused with an additional seven black gears, which changed him into BlackLeomon (although this name was not mentioned in the show), causing his size and power to increase so greatly he displayed power similar to that of an ultimate level digimon, and his colour tone darkened also, subsequently giving him the ability to incacipate the obstructive Garurumon and Greymon with his Fist of the Beast King attack. When he was freed by the children, he aided them in the final battle with Devimon. He also aided in the building of a raft that the kids needed to get to the continent of Server. While the DigiDestined tried to save their world from Myotismon, the Dark Masters took over the Digital World. Leomon was among those who tried to fight back. After being exposed to the power of the DigiDestined’s Digivices a few times when he was under the control of Devimon, he had inherited the ability to Digivolve to his Mega form, SaberLeomon. He rescued Mimi Tachikawa, Palmon, Joe, Gomamon and Ogremon from being found by MetalEtemon and took them to where Digitamamon’s diner was. When MetalEtemon attacked, Leomon Digivolved to SaberLeomon to fight him. He threw himself in front of an attack heading toward Mimi, being mortally injured in the process. Gomamon Digivolved immediately to Zudomon and attacked with his hammer sparks but could not hurt MetalEtemon since his body was coated with Chrome Digizoid. However, when Zudomon then threw his hammer at him, it cracked his body because the hammer was also made by Chrome Digizoid. With his remaining strength, SaberLeomon punched his claw into the cracked wound, defeating MetalEtemon and reverting to Leomon. As he died, Leomon made his peace with his arch-rival, Ogremon. With the Black Gear destroyed his tama was seen consolidating into an egg, and he was presumably revived after the defeat of Apocalymon.
Voiced in the dub by Paul St. Peter.
Voiced by: Hisao Egawa (Japanese), Beau Billingslea (English)
Ogremon (オーガモン Ōgamon?) is an Oni-themed Digimon who is Devimon’s only willing minion, under the promise to kill Leomon once Devimon no longer needed him. But prior to the final battle, Devimon grabbed Ogremon by the throat and transformed him into a mass of Black Gears that he assimilated, along with all the other Black Gears on File Island, into his body so he could have the power to destroy the DigiDestined. Ogremon, now a part of Devimon’s body, assisted Devimon during the battle by fending off Leomon but was dislodged from Devimon by Angemon. Upon Devimon’s destruction at the hands of Angemon, Ogremon escaped. He was eventually forced to battle the forces of the Dark Masters. As it turned out, Ogremon was never actually evil, he only wanted to fight Leomon and no one else. After getting injured by the meteor containing MetalEtemon, Ogremon allied with the two DigiDestined Mimi and Joe after their split with the other DigiDestined. After Leomon’s death, Ogremon decided to help the kids in any way he could for his rival’s sake. Following the defeat of the Dark Masters and Apocalymon, Ogremon left to be on his own once more to await the day that he and Leomon could resume their rivalry. Ogremon would later be referenced in the first episode of Digimon Adventure 02, when T.K. and Kari commented that their teacher looked like him (English dub only). He would also appear in the epilogue of the final episode, where Joe was teaching his son how to treat Digimon by using Ogremon as an example (referencing his treating of Ogremon for his injury in Digimon Adventure).
Sukamon and Chuumon
Sukamon: Voiced by: Motoko Kumai
Chuumon: Voiced by: Kappei Yamaguchi (Japanese), Doug Erholtz (English)
Sukamon (スカモン?) is a Champion level mutant Digimon that resembles fecal matter (“lemon custard” in the English version) who has the rodent-like rookie beast Digimon Chuumon (チューモン Tyumon?) by his side. The two first appeared while Mimi Tachikawa and Palmon were separated from the others, harassing them until they were untentionally purified. Afterwards, they told her where Izzy and Tentomon landed. Later on Chuumon and Sukamon were a part of Myotismon’s army which was trained by Nanimon until they quickly left due to his harsh methods. On the day Spiral Mountain was formed, Sukamon fell into a deep crack to his death with Chuumon left fending for himself until the DigiDestined arrived. He sacrificed himself to protect Mimi from a knife thrown by Piedmon when he selected her to die first. When the Dark Masters and Apocalymon were defeated, both Digimon were reborn. Three years later, the same Sukamon and Chuumon tried to get Mimi to go out with them after Shurimon broke Digitamamon free of the Dark Spiral. Mimi responded by punching them across the lake. In the Digimon Spirit Battle 1.5 game, Sukamon can Digivolve into Etemon.
The DigiDestined first encountered Whamon when they were on their way to the Continent of Server, though it was not in better condition. Whamon was infected with a Black Gear and he swallowed them. When they came to rest in his stomach, they discovered a Black Gear embedded inside him. Taichi used his Digivice to destroy it, freeing Whamon from its influence. He shot them out his blowhole, but their raft was shattered in the process. To make it up to them, he would take them to Server. When they asked if he knew anything about the Tags, he mentioned that he had seen Devimon hide something underwater once, some time ago. The kids climbed inside him, and he took them to an underwater cavern, where they found their Tags after freeing Drimogemon from the Black Gear. He then carried them the rest of the way to Server. The DigiDestined who later meet Whamon again when they were cornered by the Dark Master MetalSeadramon. Whamon arrived just in time to save them, carrying them off to the depths of the Net Ocean. After evading the Divermon, Whamon then brought the DigiDestined to the surface, but there were immediately attacked again by MetalSeadramon. Whamon used his Tidal Wave attack to wash away the straggling Divermon, and then, when WarGreymon was caught between MetalSeadramon’s jaws, saved him by head butting the villain. Enraged, MetalSeadramon fired his River of Power attack at Whamon, ripping a hole through his skull and fatally injuring him. As Whamon slowly died, he implored the DigiDestined to save the world. Whamon would later make a return appearance in Digimon Adventure 02, saving most of the new DigiDestined from being trapped in an offshore oil rig which was being attacked by a MegaSeadramon under the influence of the Digimon Emperor. This proves to be one of the cases in which a Digimon retains its memories despite being destroyed. In the original Japanese version, this Whamon actually helped to save the trapped DigiDestined while Ikkakumon battled MegaSeadramon.
Voiced in the dub by Peter Spellos.
The DigiDestined first encountered Piximon when he used his Pixi Bomb attack to defeat Kuwagamon. Disgusted on how the DigiDestined Digimon did not fight him, he decided to train the group in his hidden jungle lair in the desert under a magical veil that Etemon did not know of. He had Taichi and Agumon try to find their way back out of a cave and had the others clean his floors. When Yamato and Koushiro sneaked out of the tower to find their crests, they found them in a well outside of Piximon’s jungle. However, Etemon detected them and sent a Tyrannomon after them. When Tyrannomon invaded, Piximon put up his barrier to protect him and the DigiDestined from Tyrannomon’s attack until Taichi returned with Greymon who defeated Tyrannomon. Piximon was about to attack Tyrannomon himself, a battle that he would easily win, but he was trying to buy time for Taichi and Greymon. Piximon knew that the DigiDestined would save the Digital World. Later on, Piximon returned to save the DigiDestined from the Dark Masters. He sacrificed himself so that the DigiDestined could get to Spiral Mountain. He was also the first one to mention that the DigiDestined had something that the Dark Masters didn’t that made them stronger (this was later revealed by what can be assumed to be Cherrymon’s spirit to a dying Puppetmon as the fact that they had friends). In the Japanese version, Piximon spoke in a quick falsetto voice and always ended his sentences with ‘pi’.
Voiced in the dub by Richard Cansino.
Voiced by: Jin Horikawa (Japanese), Derek Stephen Prince (English)
Digitamamon was first seen running a diner with Vegiemon who made Joe and Gomamon work off their bills, due to the fact Digitamamon accepts only USD instead of the Japanese yen that Joe had on him. Matt arrives to help Joe work off his bill and to ensure the safety of Joe when Digitamamon made a threat about “accidents” after DemiDevimon paid him in dollars to keep Matt at his diner. DemiDevimon told Matt that Joe was deliberately causing accidents so Yamato would stay there forever. Yamato eventually blew up and yelled at Jou. However, when Tai, Agumon, TK and Patamon found them, Yamato decides to leave. Digitamamon, knowing he’ll lose money, grew large and attacked. Veggiemon grabbed TK and held him by his ankle; Joe daringly jumps on Veggiemon, which freed TK and proved his reliability. Matt was stunned at how Joe tried to protect TK even after he yelled at him. Matt’s thought of friendship allowed Garurumon to Digivolve to WereGarurumon and defeat Digitamamon. In Digimon Adventure 02, Digitamamon runs a restaurant near the lake and the bill caused trouble for Yolei. When she tried to pay, Digitamamon said that he only accepted digi dollars. However, Mimi and Palmon appear with Michael and Betamon, who paid the bill for the gang. TK realized this was the same Digitamamon that forced Joe and Matt work in his restaurant. However, Digitamamon explains that’s he a changed person since the ordeal and is now on the level. He even waives the bill, saying that it is on him. Everyone, except a still-annoyed Yolei, believed he was telling the truth. When a Gorillamon under the control of the Dark Spiral attacked, Digitamamon threw himself in front of the DigiDestined and was sent flying. After Gorillamon was freed, Digitamamon rolled back. But this time, he had an unseen Dark Spiral in his shell and it regressed him to his evil self. When Halsemon, Flamedramon and Digmon’s attacks couldn’t get through his shell, Mimi tried to convince Digitamamon that he wasn’t evil, but Digitamamon tackled her. That made Yolei angry and her talk of her trying to be sincere activated the Digi-Egg of Sincerity. Halsemon De-Digivolved to Hawkmon and became Shurimon. Shurimon used the shuriken on his back to keep Digitamamon’s shell open as Pegasusmon and Nefertimon trapped him. Shurimon used his Double Star attack and destroyed the Dark Spiral, freeing Digitamamon from its influence. A later episode would find the DigiDestined encountering him as the chef of yet another restaurant, with a Tapirmon serving as a waiter. The two of them attempted to assist the DigiDestined with stopping BlackWarGreymon from destroying the last Destiny Stone (which was revealed to be the reason Digitamamon’s soup tasted so good) by attacking Arukenimon and Mummymon, only to get wrapped up in bandages for their troubles.
Otamamon, Gekomon and ShogunGekomon
Otamamon: Voiced by: Yuko Mizutani
head Gekomon: Voiced by: Hiroaki Hirata (Japanese), Dave Mallow (English)
ShogunGekomon: Voiced by: Ginzo Matsuo (Japanese), Bob Papenbrook (English)
The first ShogunGekomon seen was in a castle where his Otamamon and Gekomon servants worked, here being called simply “Shogunmon” by his subjects. A long time ago he lost a Karaoke contest and thus fell into a deep sleep out of sorrow. The Gekomon and Otamamon were told by DemiDevimon that Mimi was the one to wake their master by singing. However, Mimi took advantage of this to live the sweet life. When Mimi finally wakes up ShogunGekomon, he started to attack everyone and everything in a grumpy rage. Palmon digivolved to Togemon to save Mimi from being flattened from the falling ceiling and MetalGreymon used his Giga Blaster attack to knock Shougun Gekomon unconscious again. Later, when the Dark Masters attacked and kill their lord, a bunch of Gekomon and Otamamon from the castle assisted the DigiDestined’s in the final battle against Piedmon and Vilemon. Three years later (in Digimon Adventure 02) in the Night Forest, a small group of same Gekomon and Otamamon that were friends with Mimi ended up under the control of the Digimon Emperor’s Dark Rings and were freed when Togemon and Halsemon took down the Roachmon Brothers and the Control Spire. Later, in a village under the control of the Dark Rings, the members of ShogunGekomon’s group were found hiding underground and offered hospitality to the DigiDestined. A Ninjamon slipped a Dark Spiral on ShogunGekomon while he and the DigiDestined were sleeping (as his solution to the Digimon Emperor taking over his territory was going to sleep and his love of sleeping was a running gag at this point), he went on a rampage. Pegasusmon and Nefertimon tricked him into attacking the Control Spire and he was knocked unconscious by Raidramon and Digmon. Raindramon, Shurimon, Pegasusmon and Nefertimon destroyed the Dark Spiral. The most prominent Gekomon, the unofficial leader of the other Gekomon and Otamamon, has a lisp that slurs his words and lengthens the S of his words.
Gotsumon and Pumpkinmon
Gotsumon: Voiced by: Yuu Sugimoto
Pumpkinmon: Voiced by: Haruhi Terada (Japanese), Joshua Seth (English)
The first Gotsumon and Pumpkinmon the DigiDestined encountered were supposedly minions of Myotismon, although they would rather have had it be otherwise. Dispatched to search for the Eighth Child, Gotsumon and Pumpkinmon ended up in Shibuya, where they became enthralled by the culture and populace of Earth and immediately set about exploring, having fun and generally causing trouble. It was only when they pulled a teenage girl’s nose ring that they encountered Matt, TK and Gabumon as they were searching for Patamon (due to an argument he and Takeru had earlier). After explaining that they just wanted to have fun, the two carried on their mischief, with Matt and TK trying to get them out of trouble. But after the two stole some ice cream, Myotismon appeared and was angered to find the two slacking off. He ordered them to attack the brothers and Gabumon, and they had no choice but to comply. As soon as they got far enough away from Myotismon, however, they simply quit as they did not want to hurt the DigiDestined. Enraged to find the two being friendly with his enemies, Myotismon attacked them. They tried to fight back but they were no match for his power and were killed off by his Grisly Wing attack. (in the English dub, they were condemned to his dungeon in the Digital World).
Voiced by: Akira Ishida (Japanese), Robert Axelrod (English)
Wizardmon was actually a loner who traveled all over the Digimon World. On one of his journeys however, he nearly collapsed out of exhaustion. Gatomon took pity on him and saved his life. Later in his life, he passed himself off as one of the mercenaries that Myotismon recruited for his search for the Eighth Child. But in reality, Wizardmon’s loyalties were to Gatomon, whom he believed to be the partner of the Eighth Child and wanted to unite them as his way of repaying her. After uniting the Eighth Child, Kari, and Gatomon as partners, Wizardmon and Gatomon broke into Myotismon’s Fortress to steal the Crest of Light (by hitting the guard Bakemon with a Thunder Ball giving Bakemon amnesia). However Myotismon discovered their plan, and fought Wizardmon one-on-one over Odaiba Bay. Despite Wizardmon’s skill in magic, he was beaten when Myotismon destroyed his wand and tossed him into the sea. Since Wizardmon could not swim, it seemed as though he drowned. However, he was saved by Zudomon, Patamon, Joe, and Takeru and told them that he had the Crest of Light in his possession. After Wizardmon and the DigiDestined assembled at the Fuji TV Station, he revealed himself as an ally and healed Lillymon. Wizardmon and the children then prepared for an all-out assault against Myotismon. During the fight with Myotismon, it became evident that he was nearly impervious to all the attacks thrown at him. However, Wizardmon, though highly weakened from fatigue and damage from the last battle, and missing his main weapon, was the first to harm the vampire Digimon, by hitting him from behind while Myotismon gloated in his arrogance. Myotismon turned around, surprised and enraged to find that he failed to kill Wizardmon the first time. Wizardmon tossed the Crest of Light to Kari, but Myotismon blasted Wizardmon straight into a solid wall and assumed he finally killed the wizard and a fierce battle ensued. After Angemon came to the battle, Myotismon decided to finish it once and for all and, pouring all his power into one attack, threw the deadly Grisly Wing at Kari and Gatomon. Yet somehow, Wizardmon managed to stand in front of the attack a mere second before it could hit, mortally wounded in the process, and sacrifice his life for them. As he lay dying, Gatomon said she was sorry for getting him involved. However, he told her not to be sorry, as he had no regrets and that she was all that mattered, and had he not met her, his life would have had no meaning and he was glad that they were friends; Gatomon says they’re friends forever. His death was quickly avenged when Gatomon Digivolved to Angewomon. Three years later (in Digimon Adventure 02), on the day of his death, Wizardmon’s data resurfaced and his “ghost” began to cause activity at the Fuji TV station – his image appeared on screens all across the building and his voice would play from audiotapes. The DigiDestined came to the television station to remember Wizardmon’s sacrifice; the spirit manifested itself when Gatomon recognized him. Wizardmon gave the DigiDestined a cryptic warning, relating to the fight to occur after. Before he left, Gatomon called out to him, and the two of them reached forward to touch hands, but because he was a ghost, her paw went right through his hand. He pulled back, looking at his hands with a sigh, and apologized as he faded way. Every other Digimon who died in the Human World however appeared to have had their Data sent back to the Digimon World (this is confirmed because while Pumpkinmon, Gotsumon, and all the other mercenaries Myotismon had were destroyed in the Human World, their Data obviously did not linger in the Human world as Wizardmon’s did without a human host).
Voiced by: Nobuyuki Hiyama (Japanese), Steven Jay Blum (English)
An artifical dragonoid Digimon in WarGreymon’s image, BlackWarGreymon was created by Arukenimon from a hundred Control Spires to destroy the DigiDestined once and for all after the humiliation she was dealt at Giga House. Able to easily defeat Paildramon without even trying, BlackWarGreymon refused to obey Arukenimon and simply flew away. It would turn out that, due to the number of Spires used in his creation, BlackWarGreymon had developed a conscious mind, separating him from his ‘mindless’ siblings. But it also made BlackWarGreymon confused about his purpose in life, with many questions that needed answers. He would encounter Agumon, who tried to help him. But in the middle of the talk, BlackWarGreymon felt a pain in him and left to find the source, destroying the first Destiny Stone as a result. After seeing Azulongmon when he destroyed his third stone, BlackWarGreymon made it his mission to destroy all the Destiny Stones in order to find and face Azulongmon, convinced he was an opponent to prove his existence. The DigiDestined attempted many times to stop him but he always got the best of them. Even when the last stone was protected by the combined might of Paildramon, Silphymon and Shakkoumon, BlackWarGreymon refused to give up and manages to defeat all three ultimates regardless of the mortal injuries he took.
But when Azulongmon does appear, BlackWarGreymon is easily defeated as the Sovereign tells him that all things had a purpose in life. Thankful for hearing that, BlackWarGreymon left to find his purpose. On December 27, BlackWarGreymon emerged in the Real World to find/kill Yukio Oikawa for disrupting the balance of both the Real World and the Digital World. However, WarGreymon intervened and engaged him in battle before Imperialdramon arrives and the fight ends with all three fighters knocked out by their attacks. Accepting his lost and asking to be put of his misery, it took lecturing from Wormmon, Agumon and Veemon about the importance of life to convince BlackWarGreymon to enjoy life’s pleasures and not go after Oikawa again. However, when BlackWarGreymon showed up as Chikara Hida tried to talk Oikawa out of his plan, he took a mortal hit for Cody’s grandfather when Myotismon momentarily took over Oikawa’s body. Realizing the truth, BlackWarGreymon uses the last of his strength to seal the Highton View Terrace Gate to the Digital World in attempt to prevent Myotismon from re-entering the Digital World.
Voiced by: Juurouta Kosugi (Japanese), David Lodge (English)
Azulongmon (チンロンモン Chinronmon?, Qinglongmon) one of the four mega-level Digimon Sovereigns (四聖獣 Shiseijuu?) who each rule a quarter of the Digital World. Ruling over the eastern quarter, Azulongmon is based on Seiryuu with power over thunder and lightning. He is most amiable of the Sovereigns, seeing the good in humans and coming to their aid in dire events. Prior to the series, Azulongmon and his fellow Sovereigns were sealed away by the Dark Masters prior to the DigiDestinated’s arrival. A year after Apocalymon’s defeat, the DigiDestined are resummoned to the Digital World so they can relinguish their crest power to free the Sovereigns. In Azulongmon’s case, it was TK and Kari’s power that freed him. However, when the presence of the Control Spires set up by Ken bar him and the others from safeguarding the Digital World, Azulongmon indirectly assembled a new DigiDestined team by using Digimon with ancient data whose ability to Armor Digivolve bypasses the Control Spires’ negation on Digivolution.
Eventually, Azulongmon is revealed during BlackWarGreymon’s rampage as was destroying the Destiny Stones, which kept the balance of the Digital World intact, with Azulongmon in pain whenever a stone is destroyed as he briefly manifests. It would by the DigiDestined using their D3 that Azulongmon is able to fully manifest before BlackWarGreymon could destroy the final DestinyStone. After easily defeating BlackWarGreymon, convincing him to find his place in the world, Azulongmon reveals the nature of his influence to DigiDestined while planting Seeds of Light to replace the six Destinity Stones before leaving the DigiDestined to destroy the remaining Control Spires and stop the evil mastermind behind their creation. Azulongmon later aids the DigiDestined by giving them his DigiCores to restore the original DigiDestineds’ Crest powers, allowing Paildramon to become Imperialdramon, and enable Agumon to become WarGreymon once more.
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