History Franchise / Digimon

24th Jan '17 6:34:40 PM ninjamitsuki2
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** Tobucatmon looks suspiciously like [[VideoGame/LunarTheSilverStar Nall.]]

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** Tobucatmon looks suspiciously like [[VideoGame/LunarTheSilverStar Nall.]]Nall]], and Bellestarmon resembles VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}.
24th Jan '17 6:19:31 PM ninjamitsuki2
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** Tobucatmon looks suspiciously like [[VideoGame/LunarTheSilverStar Nall.]]
15th Jan '17 12:27:17 PM MarcoPolo250
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Licensing-wise, the franchise has generally fallen under the umbrella of [[Creator/NamcoBandai Bandai Namco]], but the anime has been in sketchier territory; the rights originally belonged to Creator/SabanEntertainment before being shifted to {{Creator/Disney}} after its dissolution in 2003. Disney handled the franchise's dubbing for a period until Creator/SabanBrands reacquired the English rights to the franchise in 2012. The dub as a whole, however, was subject to KeepCirculatingTheTapes during periods of non-airing, as it never received a formal home video release until New Video Group's DVD releases in 2013. Official subtitles of [[BlindIdiotTranslation volatile quality]] are few and far between, with ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'', ''Anime/DigimonTamers'', and ''Anime/DigimonXrosWars'' being streamed by {{Creator/Funimation}}, {{Creator/Hulu}}, and {{Crunchyroll}} respectively. As far as manga goes, only the Chinese manhua have ever been officially translated to English. Finally, after 2008 and until 2014, games began to fall under NoExportForYou; ''Digimon All-Star Rumble'' was released to English-Speaking territories in 2014, while ''VideoGame/DigimonStoryCyberSleuth'' was finally slated for a localization in 2016.

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Licensing-wise, the franchise has generally fallen under the umbrella of [[Creator/NamcoBandai Bandai Namco]], but the anime has been in sketchier territory; the rights originally belonged to Creator/SabanEntertainment before being shifted to {{Creator/Disney}} after its dissolution in 2003. Disney handled the franchise's dubbing for a period until Creator/SabanBrands reacquired the English rights to the franchise in 2012. The dub as a whole, however, was subject to KeepCirculatingTheTapes during periods of non-airing, as it never received a formal home video release until New Video Group's DVD releases in 2013. Official subtitles of [[BlindIdiotTranslation volatile quality]] are few and far between, with ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'', ''Anime/DigimonTamers'', and ''Anime/DigimonXrosWars'' being streamed by {{Creator/Funimation}}, {{Creator/Hulu}}, and {{Crunchyroll}} respectively.

As far as manga goes, only the Chinese manhua have ever been officially translated to English. Finally, after 2008 and until 2014, games began to fall under NoExportForYou; ''Digimon All-Star Rumble'' was released to English-Speaking territories in 2014, while ''VideoGame/DigimonStoryCyberSleuth'' was finally slated for a localization in 2016.
31st Dec '16 10:45:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* GrossoutShow: While this was '''heavily''' downplayed even by the time the first anime rolled around it seems the original virtual pets were going for this aesthetic, similar to American cartoons of the period, especially ones that were meant as counterparts of "girly" things (cf. ''Garbage Pail Kids''). There's mons based on feces; rotting corpses kept alive by cybernetics; a psychotic rat made out of brain matter; HornyDevils, ect. The humanoids were invariably twisted, sinewy mutants and even the more conventionally "cute" digimon had a much more toothy, bestial, even sinister look than their later counterparts. Sadly, as the virtual pet fad ended the ''Digimon'' franchise was forced to survive by making the jump to anime and video games. It was decided the best way to compete with the Mons in these media would be to ape their aesthetic. Hence we have cuter, less sinister "Child" digimon; sleeker, more BadAss-looking higher level ones whose animalistic traits are more UsefulNotes/FurryFandom than {{Kaiju}} and shinier cyborg and robot-types who are less painful-looking, haphazard agglomerations of flesh and metal ''Film/TetsuoTheIronman'' and more like miniature Franchise/{{Gundam}}s (more on the digital, less on the monsters). C'est la vie...

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* GrossoutShow: While this was '''heavily''' downplayed even by the time the first anime rolled around it seems the original virtual pets were going for this aesthetic, similar to American cartoons of the period, especially ones that were meant as counterparts of "girly" things (cf. ''Garbage Pail Kids''). There's mons based on feces; rotting corpses kept alive by cybernetics; a psychotic rat made out of brain matter; HornyDevils, ect. The humanoids were invariably twisted, sinewy mutants and even the more conventionally "cute" digimon had a much more toothy, bestial, even sinister look than their later counterparts. Sadly, as the virtual pet fad ended the ''Digimon'' franchise was forced to survive by making the jump to anime and video games. It was decided the best way to compete with the Mons in these media would be to ape their aesthetic. Hence we have cuter, less sinister "Child" digimon; sleeker, more BadAss-looking badass-looking higher level ones whose animalistic traits are more UsefulNotes/FurryFandom than {{Kaiju}} and shinier cyborg and robot-types who are less painful-looking, haphazard agglomerations of flesh and metal ''Film/TetsuoTheIronman'' and more like miniature Franchise/{{Gundam}}s (more on the digital, less on the monsters). C'est la vie...
24th Nov '16 9:03:13 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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** Some translations (including English) refer to the levels as Baby > In-Training > Rookie > Champion > Ultimate > Mega; so when the sixth level was added it caused confusion as to what people meant when they said "Ultimate". (JP level 6 or US level 5?)

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** Some translations (including English) refer to the levels as Baby Fresh > In-Training > Rookie > Champion > Ultimate > Mega; so when the sixth level was added it caused confusion as to what people meant when they said "Ultimate". (JP level 6 or US level 5?)



** And then they manage to turn it around and take it into terrifying territory at least once: [[spoiler: We dunno what would happen if a human would die in the digital world, but we sure as hell know what happens to a digimon who dies in the ''real'' one -- they remain a half-conscious, mostly-spectral wraith for the rest of time with no hope of rebirth. Poor, poor Wizardmon...]][[spoiler: On the other hand, none of the digimons killed in the real world, except Wizardmon and Myotismon return as ghosts.]]

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** And then they manage to turn it around and take it into terrifying territory at least once: [[spoiler: We dunno what would happen if a human would die in the digital world, but we sure as hell know what happens to a digimon who dies in the ''real'' one -- they remain a half-conscious, mostly-spectral wraith for the rest of time with no hope of rebirth. Poor, poor Wizardmon...]][[spoiler: On the other hand, none of the digimons killed in the real world, except Wizardmon and Myotismon return as ghosts. Fridge logic would suggest if the digital world is made from deleted data that their data would eventually make their way back there.]]



** There are also three "alternate" attributes: Free, Variable, and Unknown. Free and Variable exist independently of the original three-point system (read: they tie with everything). The Variable attribute is connected directly to [[Anime/DigimonFrontier Hybrid Digimon]], while the Free Attribute [[http://wikimon.net/Category:Free_Attribute appears to be]] connected to [[Anime/DigimonAdventure02 Armor Digimon]]. The Unknown Attribute (which dominates everything) has been connected to [[Anime/DigimonAdventure Apocalymon, The Diablomon line]], [[Anime/DigimonSavers Gizmon: XT, and Yggdrasil 7D6]]. There are a few ''heroic'' Unknown Attribute Digimon, too, however: Culumon and Shoutmon, for example.
** There are also Digital Monsters who ''lack'' attributes. Mostly, they're Baby Digimon, but this also applies to [[Anime/DigimonTamers the D-Reaper and its Agents]], [[Manga/DigimonNext NEO]], and Ultimate Chaosmon.

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** There are also three "alternate" attributes: Free, Variable, and Unknown. Free and Variable exist independently of the original three-point system (read: they tie with everything). The Variable attribute is connected directly to [[Anime/DigimonFrontier Hybrid Digimon]], while the Free Attribute [[http://wikimon.net/Category:Free_Attribute appears to be]] connected to [[Anime/DigimonAdventure02 Armor Digimon]]. The Unknown Unknown/Unidentified Attribute (which dominates everything) has been connected to [[Anime/DigimonAdventure Apocalymon, The Diablomon line]], [[Anime/DigimonSavers Gizmon: XT, and Yggdrasil 7D6]]. There are a few ''heroic'' Unknown Attribute Digimon, too, however: Culumon and Shoutmon, for example.
** There are also Digital Monsters who ''lack'' attributes. Mostly, they're Baby Digimon, but this also applies to [[Anime/DigimonTamers the D-Reaper and its Agents]], [[Manga/DigimonNext NEO]], and Ultimate Chaosmon.Chaosmon and Gravimon.



%%** If Mr. Minamoto never had custody of Koichi, it was that much easier to pretend that his ex-wife was dead.
%%This is a spoiler.

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%%** If ** [[spoiler:If Mr. Minamoto never had custody of Koichi, it was that much easier to pretend that his ex-wife was dead.
%%This is a spoiler.
dead.]]



** DoubleSubverted in ''Savers'', where the whole team achieves Mega ''and'' Burst Mode. Then Marcus and Agumon get another boost on top of that.

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** DoubleSubverted in ''Savers'', where the whole team achieves Mega ''and'' Burst Mode. Then Marcus and Agumon get another boost on top of that.that...though their appearance in ''Xros Wars'' suggests it isn't any better than burst mode...triple subversion?



%%* VoiceOfTheLegion

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%%* VoiceOfTheLegion* VoiceOfTheLegion: Jogress and Biomerge typically use this, Digixross usually doesn't but ''can''.
2nd Nov '16 10:46:03 AM MarcoPolo250
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Licensing-wise, the franchise has generally fallen under the umbrella of [[Creator/NamcoBandai Bandai Namco]], but the anime has been in sketchier territory; the rights originally belonged to Creator/SabanEntertainment before being shifted to {{Creator/Disney}} after its dissolution in 2003. Disney handled the franchise's dubbing for a period until Creator/SabanBrands reacquired the English rights to the franchise in 2012. The dub as a whole, however, was subject to KeepCirculatingTheTapes during periods of non-airing, as it never received a formal home video release until New Video Group's DVD releases in 2013. Official subtitles of [[BlindIdiotTranslation volatile quality]] are few and far between, with ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'', ''Anime/DigimonTamers'', and ''Anime/DigimonXrosWars'' being streamed by {{Creator/Funimation}}, {{Creator/Hulu}}, and Crunchyroll respectively. As far as manga goes, only the Chinese manhua have ever been officially translated to English, and after 2008 games began to fall under NoExportForYou until ''VideoGame/DigimonStoryCyberSleuth'' was finally slated for a localization in 2016.

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Licensing-wise, the franchise has generally fallen under the umbrella of [[Creator/NamcoBandai Bandai Namco]], but the anime has been in sketchier territory; the rights originally belonged to Creator/SabanEntertainment before being shifted to {{Creator/Disney}} after its dissolution in 2003. Disney handled the franchise's dubbing for a period until Creator/SabanBrands reacquired the English rights to the franchise in 2012. The dub as a whole, however, was subject to KeepCirculatingTheTapes during periods of non-airing, as it never received a formal home video release until New Video Group's DVD releases in 2013. Official subtitles of [[BlindIdiotTranslation volatile quality]] are few and far between, with ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'', ''Anime/DigimonTamers'', and ''Anime/DigimonXrosWars'' being streamed by {{Creator/Funimation}}, {{Creator/Hulu}}, and Crunchyroll {{Crunchyroll}} respectively. As far as manga goes, only the Chinese manhua have ever been officially translated to English, and English. Finally, after 2008 and until 2014, games began to fall under NoExportForYou until NoExportForYou; ''Digimon All-Star Rumble'' was released to English-Speaking territories in 2014, while ''VideoGame/DigimonStoryCyberSleuth'' was finally slated for a localization in 2016.
24th Sep '16 5:01:58 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* CoolHat: Averted. No matter [[Anime/DigimonAdventure what]] [[Anime.DigimonAdventure02 season]] [[Anime.DigimonAdventureTri he's in]], Takeru Takaishi cannot -- ''cannot'' -- find a hat to wear that the fandom won't mock him for wearing.

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* CoolHat: Averted. No matter [[Anime/DigimonAdventure what]] [[Anime.DigimonAdventure02 [[Anime/DigimonAdventure02 season]] [[Anime.DigimonAdventureTri [[Anime/DigimonAdventureTri he's in]], Takeru Takaishi cannot -- ''cannot'' -- find a hat to wear that the fandom won't mock him for wearing.



** Notably averted in DigimonAdventureTri, where Koshiro/Izzy invents a pair that allows Taichi/Tai to [[GogglesDoSomethingUnusual visually perceive data flow]] in order to be forewarned about Digimon attacking the real world. May count as a MythologyGag given that Taichi was the originator of the above trope.

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** Notably averted in DigimonAdventureTri, ''Anime/DigimonAdventureTri'', where Koshiro/Izzy invents a pair that allows Taichi/Tai to [[GogglesDoSomethingUnusual visually perceive data flow]] in order to be forewarned about Digimon attacking the real world. May count as a MythologyGag given that Taichi was the originator of the above trope.



** [[spoiler: And the cruel joke keeps going on Anime/DigimonAdventureTri with Leomon kicking the bucket when Meicoomon goes feral and ravages him]]

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** [[spoiler: And the cruel joke keeps going on Anime/DigimonAdventureTri ''Anime/DigimonAdventureTri'' with Leomon kicking the bucket when Meicoomon goes feral and ravages him]]him.]]
4th Sep '16 10:57:01 AM XadhoomXado
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** A lot of digimon (and their attacks) suffer from being written in mostly katakana, which leaves interpretation up in the air. Most of the time, a simple solution can be found, but in some cases, a [[GratuitousForeignLanguage foreign attack name]] will slip under the radar due to being obscure[[note]]Fandubbers can be forgiven for calling [[Manga/DigimonVTamer01 AlforceVeedramon's]] attack the Tense Great Shield; how many of you know what ''tensegrity'' is in the first place?[[/note]] or due to the aforementioned NostalgiaFilter[[note]]More than a few were surprised when Sukamon's official english name came out as ''Scummon''.[[/note]].

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** A lot of digimon (and their attacks) suffer from being written in mostly katakana, which leaves interpretation up in the air. Most of the time, a simple solution can be found, but in some cases, a [[GratuitousForeignLanguage foreign attack name]] will slip under the radar due to being obscure[[note]]Fandubbers can be forgiven for calling [[Manga/DigimonVTamer01 AlforceVeedramon's]] UlforceVeedramon's]] attack the Tense Great Shield; how many of you know what ''tensegrity'' is in the first place?[[/note]] or due to the aforementioned NostalgiaFilter[[note]]More than a few were surprised when Sukamon's official english name came out as ''Scummon''.[[/note]].



** Some protagonist's Digimon are actually rare forms of their kind. Exveemon is a special evolution of Veemon; normally his species evolves into Veedramon. Sakuyamon is a special, more powerful version of Kuzuhamon, her species' standard evolution.
2nd Sep '16 9:34:10 AM Willbyr
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** The franchise as a whole when compared to other Mons series such as Franchise/{{Pokemon}}. Of course, it can't even ''compare'' to ''ShinMegamiTensei'', but that's a different matter altogether.

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** The franchise as a whole when compared to other Mons series such as Franchise/{{Pokemon}}. Of course, it can't even ''compare'' to ''ShinMegamiTensei'', ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'', but that's a different matter altogether.
1st Sep '16 1:34:09 PM tyrekecorrea
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** ''Tamers'': Rika, [[spoiler: Impmon]]

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** ''Tamers'': Rika, [[spoiler: Impmon]]
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