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[[caption-width-right:220:At times, Taichi and Zero are pure badass.]]
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[[caption-width-right:327:Then it gets silly. A lot.]]

-->''"My name is Taichi Yagami. I don't know why, but a few days ago, I found myself here in the Digimon World..."''

The first serialised manga in the ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' franchise (''Manga/CMonDigimon'' the first manga ever, but that was a one-shot), and also [[LongRunner the longest-running]]. ''Digimon V-Tamer 01'' contains elements which feel like an alternate universe counterpart to ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'', which actively based elements of itself (most prominently protagonist Taichi Yagami) on ''V-Tamer''. However, it differs wildly from its anime counterpart in art style, plot, writing, mechanics, and the fact that there's only one hero and his Digimon, as opposed to the traditional [[TheChosenMany chosen many]]. It's a pretty large case of OlderThanTheyThink in many respects - it did a human antagonist before ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'', and it portrayed ''Digimon'' as a ShowWithinAShow before ''Anime/DigimonTamers'' did. Even today, one trait unique to it is that most plot relevant Digimon have personal names.

Our story starts with Taichi Yagami, an avid and experienced player of the popular-in-universe ''Digimon'' virtual pets. However, Taichi has a Digimon that nobody else has, and he isn't allowed into a V-Pet tournament because he is told that the Digimon in his V-Pet isn't recognized as a real Digimon. After the tournament is over, Taichi challenges the winner of the tournament, a boy named Neo Saiba, and their battle ends in a tie - something that is supposed to be impossible. Later, Taichi is summoned to the Digimon World, specifically a desert on the continent of folder, by a being called Lord [=HolyAngemon=], and there he meets the mysterious Digimon in his V-Pet, Zeromaru the V-dramon (Zero for short). Taichi and Zero travel to Lord [=HolyAngemon's=] castle with the aid of Gabo the Gabumon, and there Lord [=HolyAngemon=] begs Taichi to find the five Tamer Tags and defeat the evil Demon, who has disrupted the peace of the Digimon World.

However, Demon has brought in a human tamer as well - none other than Neo Saiba, who feels insulted by merely tying with whom he considers a weak opponent. Demon gives Neo the task of raising the Digimon that will hatch from the Super Ultimate egg Demon is raising; Neo accepts, but with entirely different intentions, if no less sinister...

See also: ''Manga/CMonDigimon'', from which ''V-Tamer'' directly draws inspiration; and ''Manga/DigimonNext'', the "other" ''Digimon'' manga which like ''V-Tamer'' also has loose ties to [[Anime/DigimonSavers a vaguely concurrent anime series]].

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!!''Manga/{{Digimon V-Tamer 01}}'' contains examples of:
* {{Arc Number}}s:Guess. Here's a hint: They are not far above this line.
* ArtEvolution: From its predecessor ''C-mon'', whom the whole franchise did this too really. The very first scene highlights it, with Taichi even commenting on [[MythologyGag seeing a real Greymon]].
* ArtShift: Constantly, as demonstrated above. One panel, you may see higher-detailed art and properly-sized characters for more serious moments, the next panel, everyone is now FunSize and dancing comically. And it works very well as one of this manga's various quirks.
* ArtisticLicenseBiology: Lord Tricera, is a cannibal even though the animal he is based off of is a herbivore. In the virtual pet game of course, the Triceratops monster could be gotten from the Tyrannosaurus one and kept the same dental structure so the comic can't take too much blame.
* AwesomenessIsVolatile: In Ryo's cameo chapter, Taichi and Ryo exude so much hot-bloodedness that the sheer heat overwhelms Vikemon, an Ultimate-level Digimon (if an ice-element one).
* BatmanColdOpen: How the first chapter, and a few others, start up.
* BewareTheSillyOnes: Taichi and Zeromaru are protagonist version, and they are very silly, even while fighting sometimes. They prove to anyone who has the misfortune of fighting though that they are very good at it.
* BlackBlood:Usually, some of the color pages have red blood but not in any large amount
* BookEnds: The series starts with Taichi being turned down from entering the D-1 Grand Prix because V-dramon is not a known legitimate Digimon, and it ends with Taichi being turned down from the D-1 Grand Prix because [=UlforceV-dramon=] is not a known legitimate Digimon.
* BrainsAndBrawn: Zero is kind of dumb, but smart enough to follow Taichi's orders. That's all that's really needed.
* TheCameo
** Bonus chapters feature non-canon cameo appearences from [[Anime/DigimonAdventure02 Daisuke Motomiya]], [[Anime/DigimonFrontier Takuya Kanbara]] and [[Videogame/DigimonWonderSwanSeries Ryo Akiyama]] (focused on his UsefulNotes/WonderSwan appearances, not the ''Anime/DigimonTamers'' one). Also, in Daisuke's chapter, the ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'' version of Taichi makes a single-page cameo when Daisuke realises how similar the two Taichis really are.
** [[Manga/CMonDigimon Shinichiro Josaki]] is among the kids who tease Taichi after the tournament he and Zero were barred from.
** CreatorCameo: Izawa Hiroshi is one of the victims [[SelfDeprecatingHumor eaten by Parallelmon.]]
* CallingYourAttacks: [[ZigZaggedTrope At first they don't, then they do, then they go back to not doing it.]] Even if the attack isn't called there will be subtitles to let you know its name.
* CanonImmigrant: Though the story first showed up in a magazine dedicated to Ryo where it wasn't needed, when integrated back into ''V-Tamer 01'' proper the comic took time to explain who Ryo Akiyama was, which is more than can be said of the shows.
* CharacterDevelopment: Lots; even the guest characters got when they showed up! (Some might even argue that [[Anime/DigimonAdventure02 Daisuke]] and [[Anime/DigimonFrontier Takuya]] were developed more here than they were in their own anime series ...)
* ComicBooksAreReal: The God of the Digimon World purposefully made it difficult for humans to come in contact with it, seemingly advising the monsters to only bring them in if there was trouble they were needed to solve. Demon implies this god was human, possibly more than one, but it is unclear how many really know about Digimon.
* CrossCounter: The moment that finally does in Vikemon. Really, [[AuthorAppeal it was the entire reason that chapter was drawn in the first place,]] Vikemon was likely an afterthought.
* {{Cryokinesis}}: Demon's second assassin makes use of it but each time only make things worse for him, leading to his defeat.
* CueTheSun:[[spoiler:justified, powerful digimon cause storms to start when they fight each other]]
* CurbStompBattle: [[spoiler:[=UlforceVeedramon=] Future Mode Vs. Demon Super Ultimate form. Demon is killed in one strike.]]
* {{Cyclops}}: Cyclomon, Deathmon and Parallelmon.
* DavidVersusGoliath: Veedramon is a pretty small champion so this happens a lot [[spoiler: less often with [=AeroVeedramon=], who is pretty big]].
* DefeatByModesty: This is actually the method Demon's first "assassin" uses to try and stop Taichi and Zero.
* {{Determinator}}: Taichi and Zero, the latter willing to be bloodied and broken until the opponent is defeated.
* DinosaursAreDragons: Rather than meeting other dragon Digimon at the valley of the dragons, only dinosaurs are encountered.
* DoubleKnockOut: Taichi and Neo's first two matches end this way. The second could objectively be called a victory for Taichi and Zero but the characters don't seem to see it that way.
* EliteMooks: Angemon for the good guys, Boltmon and [[MeaningfulName Neo]]devimon for the bad guys.
* EnemyScan: The Digivice 01 extends it to allies and other things too.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: The last time in pretty much the entire franchise this is averted. Instead of being called by their species' names, Digimon actually have their own individual names and nicknames.
* {{Expy}}: Quite a few characters in the ''Digimon'' anime series seem quite like expies of ''V-Tamer'' characters. The clearest are Ryouma Mogami, Airu Suzaki, and Ren Tobari of ''Anime/DigimonXrosWarsTheYoungHuntersLeapingThroughTime'', who are partially expies of Neo, Mari, and Fujimoto respectively, and V-mon of ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'', who is basically V-dramon as a Child-level Digimon (and in some works canonically evolves into V-dramon). On the opposite end of the spectrum, this manga has been acknowledged by WordOfGod as drawing plenty of expies from ''Manga/CMonDigimon'' - Taichi is based on Kentaro, V-dramon is based on ''C'mon'''s interpretation of Greymon, and Neo is based on Shinichiro.
** CaptainErsatz: Taichi of ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'' doesn't have the exact same personality or role in the story but comes close, looks exactly like this one and has the same name.
* {{Fanservice}}: In the pre-chapter pages of Takuya's cameo chapter, the authors decided to make up for a scrapped plotline involving a Plotmon by throwing in a fully-body drawing of Angewomon.
* FearIsTheAppropriateResponse: The residents of the net surf village are unapologetic when Taichi accuses them of being wimps for not standing up to Lord Marine.
* FinishingMove: Every time Metamorphmon changes shape, his damage recovers. His strategy is to tire out the enemy and then kill them with their own move at full power.
* FiveBadBand
** BigBad: Demon
** TheDragon: Neo Saiba (DragonWithAnAgenda)
** TheBrute: Hideto Fujimoto
** EvilGenius: Sigma
** DarkChick: Mari Gotojuki
* {{Foreshadowing}}: On nearly every other page.
* AFormYouAreComfortableWith: Whamon explains that Digimon are made of nothing more than data, and they take their known forms so they look like living beings to humans.
* FusionDance: Introduced here [[spoiler:[[MerchandiseDriven including]] the fusion sequence that would become [[OneGameForThePriceOfTwo the most common way to get an ultimate level monster for awhile.]]]]
* {{God}}: According to Gabo, God does not want humans in the Digimon World but has allowed monsters to let them in if they want to invite them. If Demon is to be believed, "God" may have been a group of humans.
* GogglesDoNothing
** Initially played straight, but then subverted by Taichi, who uses the goggles when riding on Zero's back in flight like a pilot would.
** Played straight by two of the guest stars.
* GratuitousEnglish: Alias III at first seems like a logical nickname (computing alias), but judging by how they use "alias" it's clear Neo was looking for "allies". He lucked out as far as symbolism is concerned. Alternatively he didn't care, because "alias" [[RuleOfCool sounded cool]].
* HauntedCastle: By the remains of village the undead inside destroyed.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:All three members of Alias III. And Neo himself in the end, after realising what a jerk he's been.]]
** HeelRealization: Happens to the above examples as well.
* HeroicBuild:Common among Ultimate level monsters.
** LeanAndMean: The Alias three partners are smaller than the rest.
* HiddenEyes: There are a lot of instances where someone's eyes should be visible but simply are not drawn.
* HighAltitudeBattle: For the tag guarded by a Cherrymon.
* HotBlooded: The cameo chapter with Ryo parodies this for laughs... [[AwesomenessIsVolatile A Vikemon, a Digimon of the highest level, is overwhelmed and defeated by the sheer heat of Taichi and Ryo's hot-bloodedness.]]
* ILetYouWin: [[spoiler:Omegamon took Zero's Dragon Impulse on purpose and didn't let Hideto jogress Warg and Melga, because he realised that Taichi and Zero really were good guys.]]
* ImagineSpot: Taichi has many, and shares one with Gabo at one point.
* ItsUpToYou: While being called to bolster the losing side of a war leads to Taichi and Zero having a constant shortage of allies, that side has not been completely wiped out yet so they still get help from time to time.
* KickTheDog: Neo Saiba does this ''constantly'', partly to remind us that he's gone off the deep end, morally speaking.
* LeeroyJenkins: Neo accuses Zero of being one. As it turns out, Daisuke and Takuya are worse.
* ManBehindTheMan: Did you honestly think Demon would be the real villain of this series? [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope Actually, he is]].]]
* ManipulativeBastard: Neo Saiba. [[spoiler:Or at least he thinks he is. Demon is the real manipulator here.]]
* MacGuffin: The Five Tags.
* MeaningfulName: Maru means zero. Taichi(or Yagami) end in I, which means when they are mentioned together in all caps it references that the two have a 100% winning streak (the ichi of Taichi also means 'one'). Also, Rei's name translates into companion but it can also mean "naught" or "zero". Her brother is Neo, which is an obvious anagram of one-Tamer 01.
** They also have a lampshaded connection to the binary code (computer language made of zeros and ones).
* MidnightOnTheFiringLine: A part of monster anatomy that will become heavily discussed and plot important later is initially brought up in a throwaway gag involving a Starmon.
* MightyGlacier
** Babamon [[DiscussedTrope reasons the level of mental focus required to adequately control beast spirits leads to a loss in speed.]] Takuya doesn't connect the dots.
** Zero skirts the line at first, and leaves it for good when he evolves to the Perfect level.
* MobileMenace: Alias III and Neo.
* MorphicResonance: Metamorphmon can usually be told apart from the monsters he imitates by his eyes, which are always off. Otherwise they are identical in form and function.
* MultiarmedAndDangerous: The kuwagamon at Holy Angel Castle, A Gesomon and an Octomon swimming around Net Surf Village, a Kabuterimon at the castle of illusion, Lord Marine guarding a tag, [[spoiler:Lord Vamde]] and the man eating bug monsters.
* MultipleHeadCase: A Deltamon at the Valley of the Dragon, the Candlemon and a giant flier in Neo's charge.
* MundaneUtility: Apparently inverted, if you really believe the primary purpose of the digivice 01 is for non verbal communication.
* {{Mutants}}: Not all of them are evil but each and every last mutant monster is antagonistic to some degree.
* NoBodyLeftBehind: [[spoiler: With the exception of Metalgreymon, for some reason]] Digimon who self terminate leave behind eggs of the same species. Those killed in battle do not. There seems to be another way Digimon get eggs to maintain their population but we're not shown how. Regardless, this topic has Lord [=HolyAngemon=] and his allies fretting for the Digimon World's future, especially after Demon starts the war.
* NotSoSimilar: Neo ensures everyone that Arkadimon can't be compared to any other monster, especially to Zero. Hideto ensures Taichi that he and Neo are NotSoDifferent.
* OurGhostsAreDifferent: According to Gabo, they are the data of Digimon who were improperly deleted. Only a couple are actually seen.
* PluckyComicRelief: This is the role of Gabo, Pal and Pul, and Igamon.
* ThePowerOfFriendship: In Daisuke's cameo chapter, he gains the Digimental of Miracles by calling out to the tamers absorbed by Parallelmon, who in return manage to send their strength to him through their Digivices. Much asskicking then ensued.
* QuirkyMinibossSquad: The Alias III.
* RapidFireTyping: Sigma and Neo do this to a degree that surprises everyone else
* RunningGag: The one time the franchise-wide one is averted, if only because ''V-Tamer'' predates it: [[SacrificialLion Leo the Leomon survives]].
* ShoutOut
** Quoth Zeromaru to a Cyclomon [[RubberMan extending its arm]] in Chapter 18:
-->''"Did you eat a [[Manga/OnePiece Gum-Gum Fruit]]?"''
** The twenty-second chapter is titled "[[ButterflyOfDeathAndRebirth Butter-fly]]", after the AnimeThemeSong of ''Anime/DigimonAdventure''.
* SmokeShield: Not everyone is lucky enough to come out of them undamaged though it is still played for drama in a cliff hanger at least once. The characters learn to exploit them towards the end.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Magnum Crash or Magnum Clash? Gotokuji, Goutokuji or Gotojuki?
* StarFishAliens: Digimon in this comic appear to humans as forms they can understand, but they lack internal organs and many external organs are for show instead of use. Flying digimon don't need wings to fly for example, but wings may be used in special attacks.
* TalkingIsAFreeAction: What's that? You need to hold your breath underwater? Well that's no excuse for not for ignoring somebody speaking to you.
* ThoseTwoGuys: Well, does two Digimon, one guy and his sister, count? Pal and Pul certainly fit the part regardless.
* ToServeMan: A trio of insect like Digimon practice this policy, which makes it strange when they think they can get a favor from Neo later.
* ToiletHumor: Not a whole lot of but there is, for example, a prankster Sukamon who claims to be made of shit.
* TranslationMatchmaking: Its also known as ''Digimon'' '''''Adventure:''''' ''V-Tamer 01'' and ''Digimon V''-'''''Tamers''''', following the titles of two famous Digimon works that got official translations.
* TheUnfought: A trio of monsters leaving Demon's castle near the end. They were supposed to be part of a quirky mini boss squad called the genome digimon but were cut out of the final edit.
* UpgradeArtifact: The Super Ultimate Digimental, possibly the most powerful in the entire franchise.
* VictoryDance: As shown
* WeCanRebuildHim: There was an entire factory dedicated to this before Lord [=HolyAngemon=] shut it down.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Neo Saiba, ever so much. He seems like a colossal prick, but he has genuinely noble intentions, just taken ''way'' too far. He's doing it all for his sister Rei, who is incapable of walking in the real world, and wants to make a world where nobody can get hurt ever again. [[spoiler:Turns out Demon was playing him like a fiddle the whole time.]] Hideto Fujimoto is also like this at first for pretty much the same reasons, mostly out of sheer guilt over the accident that cost Rei's legs. There is a completely straight example though.
* WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer: Zero firmly believed his basic move could see him through everything so long as Taichi developed a good plan for it. Unfortunately, he was in the [[GenreBlind wrong franchise]] [[CantCatchUp for this kind of thinking]]. Most of the other characters realize the problem quickly enough.
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: Both Neo Saiba and Shinichiro Josaki, though you would have to read ''C-mon'' to know that about Shin.
* YouHadUsWorriedThere: Zero and Taichi's plans often bring about these responses from their allies, who for example aren't told when [[PlayingPossum Zero feigns injury]].
* YourSizeMayVary: Besides the above mentioned art shifts, Digimon tend to be smaller here than in the shows.
* ZeroesAndOnes: They're brought up a lot, they are the basis of the title!
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-->''"My name is Taichi Yagami. I don't know why, but a few days ago, I found myself here in the Digimon World..."''

The first serialised manga in the ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' franchise (''Manga/CMonDigimon'' the first manga ever, but that was a one-shot), and also [[LongRunner the longest-running]]. ''Digimon V-Tamer 01'' contains elements which feel like an alternate universe counterpart to ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'', which actively based elements of itself (most prominently protagonist Taichi Yagami) on ''V-Tamer''. However, it differs wildly from its anime counterpart in art style, plot, writing, mechanics, and the fact that there's only one hero and his Digimon, as opposed to the traditional [[TheChosenMany chosen many]]. It's a pretty large case of OlderThanTheyThink in many respects - it did a human antagonist before ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'', and it portrayed ''Digimon'' as a ShowWithinAShow before ''Anime/DigimonTamers'' did. Even today, one trait unique to it is that most plot relevant Digimon have personal names.

Our story starts with Taichi Yagami, an avid and experienced player of the popular-in-universe ''Digimon'' virtual pets. However, Taichi has a Digimon that nobody else has, and he isn't allowed into a V-Pet tournament because he is told that the Digimon in his V-Pet isn't recognized as a real Digimon. After the tournament is over, Taichi challenges the winner of the tournament, a boy named Neo Saiba, and their battle ends in a tie - something that is supposed to be impossible. Later, Taichi is summoned to the Digimon World, specifically a desert on the continent of folder, by a being called Lord [=HolyAngemon=], and there he meets the mysterious Digimon in his V-Pet, Zeromaru the V-dramon (Zero for short). Taichi and Zero travel to Lord [=HolyAngemon's=] castle with the aid of Gabo the Gabumon, and there Lord [=HolyAngemon=] begs Taichi to find the five Tamer Tags and defeat the evil Demon, who has disrupted the peace of the Digimon World.

However, Demon has brought in a human tamer as well - none other than Neo Saiba, who feels insulted by merely tying with whom he considers a weak opponent. Demon gives Neo the task of raising the Digimon that will hatch from the Super Ultimate egg Demon is raising; Neo accepts, but with entirely different intentions, if no less sinister...

See also: ''Manga/CMonDigimon'', from which ''V-Tamer'' directly draws inspiration; and ''Manga/DigimonNext'', the "other" ''Digimon'' manga which like ''V-Tamer'' also has loose ties to [[Anime/DigimonSavers a vaguely concurrent anime series]].

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!!''Manga/{{Digimon V-Tamer 01}}'' contains examples of:
* {{Arc Number}}s:Guess. Here's a hint: They are not far above this line.
* ArtEvolution: From its predecessor ''C-mon'', whom the whole franchise did this too really. The very first scene highlights it, with Taichi even commenting on [[MythologyGag seeing a real Greymon]].
* ArtShift: Constantly, as demonstrated above. One panel, you may see higher-detailed art and properly-sized characters for more serious moments, the next panel, everyone is now FunSize and dancing comically. And it works very well as one of this manga's various quirks.
* ArtisticLicenseBiology: Lord Tricera, is a cannibal even though the animal he is based off of is a herbivore. In the virtual pet game of course, the Triceratops monster could be gotten from the Tyrannosaurus one and kept the same dental structure so the comic can't take too much blame.
* AwesomenessIsVolatile: In Ryo's cameo chapter, Taichi and Ryo exude so much hot-bloodedness that the sheer heat overwhelms Vikemon, an Ultimate-level Digimon (if an ice-element one).
* BatmanColdOpen: How the first chapter, and a few others, start up.
* BewareTheSillyOnes: Taichi and Zeromaru are protagonist version, and they are very silly, even while fighting sometimes. They prove to anyone who has the misfortune of fighting though that they are very good at it.
* BlackBlood:Usually, some of the color pages have red blood but not in any large amount
* BookEnds: The series starts with Taichi being turned down from entering the D-1 Grand Prix because V-dramon is not a known legitimate Digimon, and it ends with Taichi being turned down from the D-1 Grand Prix because [=UlforceV-dramon=] is not a known legitimate Digimon.
* BrainsAndBrawn: Zero is kind of dumb, but smart enough to follow Taichi's orders. That's all that's really needed.
* TheCameo
** Bonus chapters feature non-canon cameo appearences from [[Anime/DigimonAdventure02 Daisuke Motomiya]], [[Anime/DigimonFrontier Takuya Kanbara]] and [[Videogame/DigimonWonderSwanSeries Ryo Akiyama]] (focused on his UsefulNotes/WonderSwan appearances, not the ''Anime/DigimonTamers'' one). Also, in Daisuke's chapter, the ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'' version of Taichi makes a single-page cameo when Daisuke realises how similar the two Taichis really are.
** [[Manga/CMonDigimon Shinichiro Josaki]] is among the kids who tease Taichi after the tournament he and Zero were barred from.
** CreatorCameo: Izawa Hiroshi is one of the victims [[SelfDeprecatingHumor eaten by Parallelmon.]]
* CallingYourAttacks: [[ZigZaggedTrope At first they don't, then they do, then they go back to not doing it.]] Even if the attack isn't called there will be subtitles to let you know its name.
* CanonImmigrant: Though the story first showed up in a magazine dedicated to Ryo where it wasn't needed, when integrated back into ''V-Tamer 01'' proper the comic took time to explain who Ryo Akiyama was, which is more than can be said of the shows.
* CharacterDevelopment: Lots; even the guest characters got when they showed up! (Some might even argue that [[Anime/DigimonAdventure02 Daisuke]] and [[Anime/DigimonFrontier Takuya]] were developed more here than they were in their own anime series ...)
* ComicBooksAreReal: The God of the Digimon World purposefully made it difficult for humans to come in contact with it, seemingly advising the monsters to only bring them in if there was trouble they were needed to solve. Demon implies this god was human, possibly more than one, but it is unclear how many really know about Digimon.
* CrossCounter: The moment that finally does in Vikemon. Really, [[AuthorAppeal it was the entire reason that chapter was drawn in the first place,]] Vikemon was likely an afterthought.
* {{Cryokinesis}}: Demon's second assassin makes use of it but each time only make things worse for him, leading to his defeat.
* CueTheSun:[[spoiler:justified, powerful digimon cause storms to start when they fight each other]]
* CurbStompBattle: [[spoiler:[=UlforceVeedramon=] Future Mode Vs. Demon Super Ultimate form. Demon is killed in one strike.]]
* {{Cyclops}}: Cyclomon, Deathmon and Parallelmon.
* DavidVersusGoliath: Veedramon is a pretty small champion so this happens a lot [[spoiler: less often with [=AeroVeedramon=], who is pretty big]].
* DefeatByModesty: This is actually the method Demon's first "assassin" uses to try and stop Taichi and Zero.
* {{Determinator}}: Taichi and Zero, the latter willing to be bloodied and broken until the opponent is defeated.
* DinosaursAreDragons: Rather than meeting other dragon Digimon at the valley of the dragons, only dinosaurs are encountered.
* DoubleKnockOut: Taichi and Neo's first two matches end this way. The second could objectively be called a victory for Taichi and Zero but the characters don't seem to see it that way.
* EliteMooks: Angemon for the good guys, Boltmon and [[MeaningfulName Neo]]devimon for the bad guys.
* EnemyScan: The Digivice 01 extends it to allies and other things too.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: The last time in pretty much the entire franchise this is averted. Instead of being called by their species' names, Digimon actually have their own individual names and nicknames.
* {{Expy}}: Quite a few characters in the ''Digimon'' anime series seem quite like expies of ''V-Tamer'' characters. The clearest are Ryouma Mogami, Airu Suzaki, and Ren Tobari of ''Anime/DigimonXrosWarsTheYoungHuntersLeapingThroughTime'', who are partially expies of Neo, Mari, and Fujimoto respectively, and V-mon of ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'', who is basically V-dramon as a Child-level Digimon (and in some works canonically evolves into V-dramon). On the opposite end of the spectrum, this manga has been acknowledged by WordOfGod as drawing plenty of expies from ''Manga/CMonDigimon'' - Taichi is based on Kentaro, V-dramon is based on ''C'mon'''s interpretation of Greymon, and Neo is based on Shinichiro.
** CaptainErsatz: Taichi of ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'' doesn't have the exact same personality or role in the story but comes close, looks exactly like this one and has the same name.
* {{Fanservice}}: In the pre-chapter pages of Takuya's cameo chapter, the authors decided to make up for a scrapped plotline involving a Plotmon by throwing in a fully-body drawing of Angewomon.
* FearIsTheAppropriateResponse: The residents of the net surf village are unapologetic when Taichi accuses them of being wimps for not standing up to Lord Marine.
* FinishingMove: Every time Metamorphmon changes shape, his damage recovers. His strategy is to tire out the enemy and then kill them with their own move at full power.
* FiveBadBand
** BigBad: Demon
** TheDragon: Neo Saiba (DragonWithAnAgenda)
** TheBrute: Hideto Fujimoto
** EvilGenius: Sigma
** DarkChick: Mari Gotojuki
* {{Foreshadowing}}: On nearly every other page.
* AFormYouAreComfortableWith: Whamon explains that Digimon are made of nothing more than data, and they take their known forms so they look like living beings to humans.
* FusionDance: Introduced here [[spoiler:[[MerchandiseDriven including]] the fusion sequence that would become [[OneGameForThePriceOfTwo the most common way to get an ultimate level monster for awhile.]]]]
* {{God}}: According to Gabo, God does not want humans in the Digimon World but has allowed monsters to let them in if they want to invite them. If Demon is to be believed, "God" may have been a group of humans.
* GogglesDoNothing
** Initially played straight, but then subverted by Taichi, who uses the goggles when riding on Zero's back in flight like a pilot would.
** Played straight by two of the guest stars.
* GratuitousEnglish: Alias III at first seems like a logical nickname (computing alias), but judging by how they use "alias" it's clear Neo was looking for "allies". He lucked out as far as symbolism is concerned. Alternatively he didn't care, because "alias" [[RuleOfCool sounded cool]].
* HauntedCastle: By the remains of village the undead inside destroyed.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:All three members of Alias III. And Neo himself in the end, after realising what a jerk he's been.]]
** HeelRealization: Happens to the above examples as well.
* HeroicBuild:Common among Ultimate level monsters.
** LeanAndMean: The Alias three partners are smaller than the rest.
* HiddenEyes: There are a lot of instances where someone's eyes should be visible but simply are not drawn.
* HighAltitudeBattle: For the tag guarded by a Cherrymon.
* HotBlooded: The cameo chapter with Ryo parodies this for laughs... [[AwesomenessIsVolatile A Vikemon, a Digimon of the highest level, is overwhelmed and defeated by the sheer heat of Taichi and Ryo's hot-bloodedness.]]
* ILetYouWin: [[spoiler:Omegamon took Zero's Dragon Impulse on purpose and didn't let Hideto jogress Warg and Melga, because he realised that Taichi and Zero really were good guys.]]
* ImagineSpot: Taichi has many, and shares one with Gabo at one point.
* ItsUpToYou: While being called to bolster the losing side of a war leads to Taichi and Zero having a constant shortage of allies, that side has not been completely wiped out yet so they still get help from time to time.
* KickTheDog: Neo Saiba does this ''constantly'', partly to remind us that he's gone off the deep end, morally speaking.
* LeeroyJenkins: Neo accuses Zero of being one. As it turns out, Daisuke and Takuya are worse.
* ManBehindTheMan: Did you honestly think Demon would be the real villain of this series? [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope Actually, he is]].]]
* ManipulativeBastard: Neo Saiba. [[spoiler:Or at least he thinks he is. Demon is the real manipulator here.]]
* MacGuffin: The Five Tags.
* MeaningfulName: Maru means zero. Taichi(or Yagami) end in I, which means when they are mentioned together in all caps it references that the two have a 100% winning streak (the ichi of Taichi also means 'one'). Also, Rei's name translates into companion but it can also mean "naught" or "zero". Her brother is Neo, which is an obvious anagram of one-Tamer 01.
** They also have a lampshaded connection to the binary code (computer language made of zeros and ones).
* MidnightOnTheFiringLine: A part of monster anatomy that will become heavily discussed and plot important later is initially brought up in a throwaway gag involving a Starmon.
* MightyGlacier
** Babamon [[DiscussedTrope reasons the level of mental focus required to adequately control beast spirits leads to a loss in speed.]] Takuya doesn't connect the dots.
** Zero skirts the line at first, and leaves it for good when he evolves to the Perfect level.
* MobileMenace: Alias III and Neo.
* MorphicResonance: Metamorphmon can usually be told apart from the monsters he imitates by his eyes, which are always off. Otherwise they are identical in form and function.
* MultiarmedAndDangerous: The kuwagamon at Holy Angel Castle, A Gesomon and an Octomon swimming around Net Surf Village, a Kabuterimon at the castle of illusion, Lord Marine guarding a tag, [[spoiler:Lord Vamde]] and the man eating bug monsters.
* MultipleHeadCase: A Deltamon at the Valley of the Dragon, the Candlemon and a giant flier in Neo's charge.
* MundaneUtility: Apparently inverted, if you really believe the primary purpose of the digivice 01 is for non verbal communication.
* {{Mutants}}: Not all of them are evil but each and every last mutant monster is antagonistic to some degree.
* NoBodyLeftBehind: [[spoiler: With the exception of Metalgreymon, for some reason]] Digimon who self terminate leave behind eggs of the same species. Those killed in battle do not. There seems to be another way Digimon get eggs to maintain their population but we're not shown how. Regardless, this topic has Lord [=HolyAngemon=] and his allies fretting for the Digimon World's future, especially after Demon starts the war.
* NotSoSimilar: Neo ensures everyone that Arkadimon can't be compared to any other monster, especially to Zero. Hideto ensures Taichi that he and Neo are NotSoDifferent.
* OurGhostsAreDifferent: According to Gabo, they are the data of Digimon who were improperly deleted. Only a couple are actually seen.
* PluckyComicRelief: This is the role of Gabo, Pal and Pul, and Igamon.
* ThePowerOfFriendship: In Daisuke's cameo chapter, he gains the Digimental of Miracles by calling out to the tamers absorbed by Parallelmon, who in return manage to send their strength to him through their Digivices. Much asskicking then ensued.
* QuirkyMinibossSquad: The Alias III.
* RapidFireTyping: Sigma and Neo do this to a degree that surprises everyone else
* RunningGag: The one time the franchise-wide one is averted, if only because ''V-Tamer'' predates it: [[SacrificialLion Leo the Leomon survives]].
* ShoutOut
** Quoth Zeromaru to a Cyclomon [[RubberMan extending its arm]] in Chapter 18:
-->''"Did you eat a [[Manga/OnePiece Gum-Gum Fruit]]?"''
** The twenty-second chapter is titled "[[ButterflyOfDeathAndRebirth Butter-fly]]", after the AnimeThemeSong of ''Anime/DigimonAdventure''.
* SmokeShield: Not everyone is lucky enough to come out of them undamaged though it is still played for drama in a cliff hanger at least once. The characters learn to exploit them towards the end.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Magnum Crash or Magnum Clash? Gotokuji, Goutokuji or Gotojuki?
* StarFishAliens: Digimon in this comic appear to humans as forms they can understand, but they lack internal organs and many external organs are for show instead of use. Flying digimon don't need wings to fly for example, but wings may be used in special attacks.
* TalkingIsAFreeAction: What's that? You need to hold your breath underwater? Well that's no excuse for not for ignoring somebody speaking to you.
* ThoseTwoGuys: Well, does two Digimon, one guy and his sister, count? Pal and Pul certainly fit the part regardless.
* ToServeMan: A trio of insect like Digimon practice this policy, which makes it strange when they think they can get a favor from Neo later.
* ToiletHumor: Not a whole lot of but there is, for example, a prankster Sukamon who claims to be made of shit.
* TranslationMatchmaking: Its also known as ''Digimon'' '''''Adventure:''''' ''V-Tamer 01'' and ''Digimon V''-'''''Tamers''''', following the titles of two famous Digimon works that got official translations.
* TheUnfought: A trio of monsters leaving Demon's castle near the end. They were supposed to be part of a quirky mini boss squad called the genome digimon but were cut out of the final edit.
* UpgradeArtifact: The Super Ultimate Digimental, possibly the most powerful in the entire franchise.
* VictoryDance: As shown
* WeCanRebuildHim: There was an entire factory dedicated to this before Lord [=HolyAngemon=] shut it down.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Neo Saiba, ever so much. He seems like a colossal prick, but he has genuinely noble intentions, just taken ''way'' too far. He's doing it all for his sister Rei, who is incapable of walking in the real world, and wants to make a world where nobody can get hurt ever again. [[spoiler:Turns out Demon was playing him like a fiddle the whole time.]] Hideto Fujimoto is also like this at first for pretty much the same reasons, mostly out of sheer guilt over the accident that cost Rei's legs. There is a completely straight example though.
* WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer: Zero firmly believed his basic move could see him through everything so long as Taichi developed a good plan for it. Unfortunately, he was in the [[GenreBlind wrong franchise]] [[CantCatchUp for this kind of thinking]]. Most of the other characters realize the problem quickly enough.
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: Both Neo Saiba and Shinichiro Josaki, though you would have to read ''C-mon'' to know that about Shin.
* YouHadUsWorriedThere: Zero and Taichi's plans often bring about these responses from their allies, who for example aren't told when [[PlayingPossum Zero feigns injury]].
* YourSizeMayVary: Besides the above mentioned art shifts, Digimon tend to be smaller here than in the shows.
* ZeroesAndOnes: They're brought up a lot, they are the basis of the title!
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* AFormYouAreComfortableWith: Whamon explains that Digimon are made of nothing more than data, and they take their known forms so they look like living beings to humans.


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** They also have a lampshaded connection to the binary code (computer language made of zeros and ones).
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* TranslationMatchmaking: Its also known as ''Digimon'' '''''Adventure:''''' ''V-Tamer 01'' and ''Digimon V''-'''''Tamers''''', in the vein of what were then the two most famous Digimon Works to get official translations.

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* TranslationMatchmaking: Its also known as ''Digimon'' '''''Adventure:''''' ''V-Tamer 01'' and ''Digimon V''-'''''Tamers''''', in following the vein titles of what were then the two most famous Digimon Works to get works that got official translations.
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* TranslationMatchmaking: Its also known as ''Digimon'' '''''Adventure:''''' ''V-Tamer 01'' and ''Digimon V''-'''''Tamers''''', in the vein of what were then the two most famous Digimon Works to get official translations.
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* {{Arc Number}}s:Guess, he's a hint: They are not far above this line.

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* {{Arc Number}}s:Guess, he's Number}}s:Guess. Here's a hint: They are not far above this line.
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** Bonus chapters feature non-canon cameo appearences from [[Anime/DigimonAdventure02 Daisuke Motomiya]], [[Anime/DigimonFrontier Takuya Kanbara]] and [[DigimonWonderSwanSeries Ryo Akiyama]] (focused on his WonderSwan appearances, not the ''Anime/DigimonTamers'' one). Also, in Daisuke's chapter, the ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'' version of Taichi makes a single-page cameo when Daisuke realises how similar the two Taichis really are.

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** Bonus chapters feature non-canon cameo appearences from [[Anime/DigimonAdventure02 Daisuke Motomiya]], [[Anime/DigimonFrontier Takuya Kanbara]] and [[DigimonWonderSwanSeries [[Videogame/DigimonWonderSwanSeries Ryo Akiyama]] (focused on his WonderSwan UsefulNotes/WonderSwan appearances, not the ''Anime/DigimonTamers'' one). Also, in Daisuke's chapter, the ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'' version of Taichi makes a single-page cameo when Daisuke realises how similar the two Taichis really are.
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* EliteMooks: Angemon for the good guys, Boltmon and [[EgoCentricThemeNaming Neo]]devimon for the bad guys.

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* EliteMooks: Angemon for the good guys, Boltmon and [[EgoCentricThemeNaming [[MeaningfulName Neo]]devimon for the bad guys.
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* ItsAllUpToYou: Subverted. While being called to bolster the losing side of a war leads to Taichi and Zero having a constant shortage of allies, that side has not been completely wiped out yet so they still get help from time to time.

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* ItsAllUpToYou: Subverted. ItsUpToYou: While being called to bolster the losing side of a war leads to Taichi and Zero having a constant shortage of allies, that side has not been completely wiped out yet so they still get help from time to time.
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