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->''"In the summer of that year, strange things happened all over Earth."''

Seven ordinary kids are caught up in a strange snowstorm while attending summer camp and get sucked through a portal into the Digital World, a fantasy world populated by sentient monsters called Digimon. Armed with the mysterious "Digivices" and seven Digimon who are sworn to protect them, the kids try to survive in this new and exotic world until they can find a way home.

Over time, the kids slowly come to understand their role as the "[[TheChosenOne Digidestined]]" of legend, fighting not only a number of hostile Digimon but their own fears, insecurities and character flaws. But when the conflicts in the Digital World spill over into the Human World, the stakes are raised and the kids must decide what they are willing to sacrifice if they want to SaveBothWorlds.

The first anime series in the ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' franchise, adapted from the virtual pets. It was followed up by ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'', and was accompanied by a pair of {{Short Anime Movie}}s.

[[http://gematsu.com/2012/08/digimon-adventure-rpg-announced-for-psp A straight-up anniversary adaptation of the series]] for the PlaystationPortable was announced, developed by Yuji Naka's studio, Prope[[note]]This is not the first time Yuji Naka has been involved in the development of a licensed game; he got his start developing the SegaMasterSystem adaptation of ''FistOfTheNorthStar'', which became ''Black Belt'' upon its localization.[[/note]], and will feature the events from every episode, all eight Chosen Children as playable characters, as well as ''Our War Game'' as an additional chapter, as well as [[http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mc4337LCN21rhgf3lo1_1280.jpg an unlockable bonus chapter featuring the main characters of the other Digimon anime series.]][[note]]So far we know for sure that the [[GuestStarPartyMember guest stars]] are Daisuke Motomiya (''Anime/DigimonAdventure02''), Takato Matsuda (''Anime/DigimonTamers''), Takuya Kanbara (''Anime/DigimonFrontier''), Masaru Daimon (''Anime/DigimonSavers''), Taiki Kudou (''Anime/DigimonXrosWars'', and Tagiru Akashi (''Anime/DigimonXrosWarsTheYoungHuntersLeapingThroughTime'') are appearing, alongside their partners, and they are all apparently playable party members.[[/note]]

And coming Spring 2015, to celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the series, [[http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2014/08/01/video-digimon-adventure-sequel-anime-announced a sequel series featuring a 17-year old Taichi will be airing.]]

The English dub is currently rerunning on {{Nicktoons}} (in primetime, even!) as part of the leadup to the eventual debut of [[Anime/DigimonXrosWars Digimon Fusion]], referred to by the network and Creator/SabanBrands as ''Digimon Adventures'' [[note]]potentially a blanket term for both Adventure and Adventure 02, as the [[http://nicktoons.nick.com/shows/digimon/ Nicktoons site]] lists information for Adventure but uses images of the kids in outfits used in 02[[/note]]. Both the English dub and an official subbed version are available for streaming on Netflix. Saban is currently promoting ''Digimon Adventures'' through the official Digimon [[http://www.twitter.com/sabansdigimon Twitter]], [[http://www.facebook.com/sabansdigimon Facebook]], and [[http:///www.instagram.com/sabansdigimon Instagram]] accounts.

See also: the [[Characters/DigimonAdventure character sheet]]. All tropes related to a single character should be added there instead of here.

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!!Provides Examples Of:

* AbandonedHospital: In the Dark Masters arc, Tai and Izzy find one while searching for medicine for Kari.
* AbridgedSeries: From the makers of Geass Twist and Bleachers, there's an entertaining one [[http://www.youtube.com/user/DigimonCampersGuide here]].
** And now we have one from LittleKuriboh, Dark Side Incorporated and [=MasakoX=] [[http://www.youtube.com/user/Abridgimon here]]
*** Too bad that was just a one episode thing.
** An interesting varation is the Tokyo Pop "translations" of the Manhua adaptation. The Manhua adaptation compressed the story somewhat considerably skipping over and rushing over minor evens (and sometimes not so minor) and with the added humor by the English writer it gave the Abridged series effect.
* AbhorrentAdmirer: Numemon and Sukamon are both [[InterspeciesRomance attracted to Mimi]] and ask her out on dates.
* AdaptationExpansion: ''Digimon Adventure'' was supposed to consist of just the 30-minute movie, but the producers decided to turn it into a television show too. And what great results came out of that!
* AdultsAreUseless: Subverted. The children are generally the only ones who can save the world, but the parents are actually relatively important too. The kids revere their parents and once in a while they can help a little too.
* AdultFear: A good deal of them come up, mainly in the Myotismon arc where the parents find out the danger their kids have gotten into.
* [[AesopTinum Aesoptinum]]: The Digivices and Crests.
* AlternateUniverse: See the main ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' entry.
* AlternativeForeignThemeSong
* AllThereInTheManual: A ''lot'' of side information (details about the Chosen Children, about the Digital World, who Gennai and his old comrades were, etc.) was revealed in things like drama [=CDs=], character songs, novels and such. [[NoExportForYou The dub accordingly missed out on a lot]].
* AndIMustScream: Piedmon turned the children, their partners and Andromon into keychains with the intention of keeping them like that forever as part of his "collection". [[spoiler:He gets this turned right back at him, when he's thrown into [=HolyAngemon's=] Heaven's Gate, a portal to subspace from which he can never escape. [[FateWorseThanDeath And since Digimon are pretty much immortal, barring being killed outright]]...]]
* AnimationBump: Episode 21 was directed by [[SummerWars Mamoru]] [[TheGirlWhoLeaptThroughTime Hosoda]], who made the first two Digimon films. The quality of the artwork was considered by many to be a huge improvement, but Hosoda only directed one episode due to creative differences between his style and the style of the series as a whole. This episode is in some ways comparable to the Dark Ocean episode in ''[[Anime/DigimonAdventure02 Adventure 02]]'', directed by [[Anime/DigimonTamers Chiaki]] [[Anime/SerialExperimentsLain Konaka]].
* AttackAttackRetreatRetreat: Some of Piedmon's Vilemon army eagerly chase after some Gekomon in the final battle... then are seen being chased themselves by the bigger Digimon also taking part in the battle.
* AnyoneCanDie: Mostly during the Dark Masters arc.
* ApocalypseHow: X-5 Apocalymon attempted to destroy both the digital and real worlds with an explosion which was contained by the Digivices.
* ArtisticAge: The PilotMovie, set 4 years before the start of the series, featured a 7-year old Tai and a 4-year old Kari. Due to the drastic style difference (chubby bodies, ''very'' small hands and feet) both looked much younger. This wasn't helped by the fact that Kari was seen in a high chair and barely had any dialogue, being portrayed more like a toddler. It could be justified by the fact that the series hadn't established its characters yet, so Kari might have been intended to be a toddler in the movie before the show set her present age to 8, retroactively making her 4 in the film.
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever
* BalloonBelly: It happens to Tai and Agumon whenever they [[BigEater gorge themselves]], which is fairly often.
* BigBadEnsemble: Apocalymon created the Dark Masters, who attacked the Agents in an attempt to steal the Digieggs, tags, and crests. Gennai escaped with them to File Island but dropped Gatomon, who was later found by Myotismon, who had taken over the Agents' abandoned complex and turned it into his castle. Etemon took control over the Dark Network and used it to rule over the Server. Devimon took over File Island using the Black Gears and succeeded in stealing the tags and crests from Gennai and scattering them across Server.
* BittersweetEnding: The kids save both of the worlds from Apocalymon and the Digital World reformats so it can start over in peace with the absence of the evil Digimon, but they have to leave the Digital World and their Digimon friends behind, seemingly forever. Fortunately, the ''[[Anime/DigimonAdventure02 next show]]'' fixes this.
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: Matt, Tai, and Izzy, respectively.
* BlackBugRoom: Matt, and a little later, Sora, find themselves in one when they succumb to their respective despair.
* {{Bookends}}: The kids spend their last day in the digital world in the place where they spent their first night.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Everyone infected with a Black Gear gets this by default, but two examples stand out above the others:
** Leomon was stuffed with ''multiple'' black gears, causing him to grow, turn grey and become even more AxCrazy.
** Meramon suddenly feels all the fire burning on his body when infected. When you mix a sudden case of the evils with feeling like your entire body is on fire (which it is), it sends him into AxCrazy.
* TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive: Tai didn't exactly go out of his way to get back to the digital world after beating Etemon at first.
* CallingYourAttacks
* CarFu: Attempted by Mimi's father against a [=DarkTyrannomon=]... in a golf cart. It doesn't work.
* CasualDangerDialog: In the English version.
* CassandraTruth: DemiDevimon's influence causes this with T.K. and Tokomon and later Joe and Matt.
* CentralTheme: Each crest is governed by these. The most obscure are Knowledge (wisdom, curiosity, knowledge, critical thinking, awareness of and engagement in immediate surroundings, using the aforementioned to help others) and Light (the advancement of all that is good and right).
* CheerfulChild: TK and Kari.
* TheChessmaster:
** Myotismon is frequently one step ahead of the children, and even manages to overcome his own daytime weaknesses by plunging their home city into permanent fog.
** Machinedramon, who uses Izzy's laptop connection to pinpoint his and Tai's location, and thus to direct his forces to them.
* ClipItsWings: Angewomon gets impaled on the wall by her wings, courtesy of Piedmon. Puppetization followed soon after.
* ColdOpen: The original version of the finale holds the title card until after Apocalymon's death. The dub's last two episodes premiered in America as a pair; Fox Kids bridged them by skipping the intro to the finale.
* ColourCodedCharacters: All the Digidestined have colors that correspond to them, based on their Crests.
* CombinedEnergyAttack: Three times!
* CoolBigSis: Patamon thinks of Biyomon like this, asking himself "[[WhatWouldXDo What would Biyomon do]]?" when he and TK are stranded. [[GiantFlyer Her solution]], of course, wouldn't have done Patamon any good at the time.
* ConspicuousCG: Greymon and Garurumon's evolutions to Perfect level, as well as their warp-evolutions, use 3D animation. It looks... rather out of place, given that every other Digimon use traditional hand-drawn animation in their Perfect evolution sequences. This would later be repeated in ''Adventure 02'', ''Tamers'' and ''Savers'', with Paildramon/Imperialdramon, Guilmon and Terriermon's lines, and [=ShineGreymon=] and [=MirageGaogamon=]'s [[SuperMode Burst Modes]] respectively.
* CrapsaccharineWorld: Toy Town under Black Gear Monzaemon
* CurbStompBattle: Omnimon vs. a ''million Diaboromon''. [[SugarWiki/CrowningMomentOfAwesome And it's not Omnimon who's on the losing end.]]
** [[spoiler:The clones are wiped out by the first round of fire while the original is untouched. The clones were presumably a lot weaker than the "real" Diaboromon.]]
** Garudamon and Garurumon were on the receiving end of one when they first fought Snimon and Tuskmon.
* {{Cyberspace}}
* DarkIsNotEvil: Towards the end, Gennai makes a point about how Virus-attribute Digimon aren't necessarily evil. It's seen most prominently in the Gekomon and Otamamon [[spoiler: and later Ogremon.]]
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Infermon in ''Our War Game'', for tricking them into thinking he was just an Adult, then when they figured it out and tried to match him, averting TransformationIsAFreeAction. Tai actually complains about the unfairness in the original. To top it all off, he RUNS OFF GIGGLING RIGHT AFTERWARDS, before the smoke even clears. That's right, he knew it worked ''even before Tai and Izzy could see the results''. He just gets even more so from there. Now that he's aware they're keeping track of him through the internet? Disrupt the phone network to disable their ability to access the internet. They use a military satellite uplink to get around that? Stop fucking around and use that same uplink to hack the military and '''''NukeEm'''''. They're coming to kill you before the nuke hits? [[MesACrowd Multiply like hell]] and crush them with sheer numbers.
** Machinedramon as well. Every previous villain has [[VillainBall let the children live]] long enough for their EvilGloating. Machinedramon has no interest in gloating, preferring to [[JustShootHim just shoot them]]... with [[TheChessmaster immediate, overwhelming, and tactically-deployed firepower]].
** Apocalymon in the final battle was surprisingly cunning as well. He directly attacked the children, thus forcing the digimon to become human shields and leave themselves defenseless to his attacks. The kids in turn got GenreSavvy right back at him and rode on their Digimon for the second battle, rendering this tactic useless.
** Angewomon has had this on two occasions. She ''cuts off'' her opponent midsentence during CallingYourAttacks by calling hers faster. In both cases it resulted in her victory.
* DeadlyUpgrade: When Greymon was pressured into evolving by Taichi, he changed into the dark [=SkullGreymon=], a mindless monster. When it evolved "naturally", he became his true Perfect form, [=MetalGreymon=].
* DeadSidekick: TK witnesses Angemon's death. Although he later [[DeathIsCheap comes back to life]].
* DevourTheDragon: Devimon to Ogremon temporarily, and [=VenomMyotismon=] to [=DemiDevimon=] permanently.
* DeusExMachina: The Digivices and Crests. They're supposed to make the Digimon be able to digivolve but they come with a load more nifty tricks that are never elaborated on.
** Against Devimon, they served to give more power to Angemon even though he was established later on as being a very powerful Digimon. One would think he could get the job done by himself.
** Against Venommyotismon, when the chosen children were defeated, the Crests suddenly acted up and physically restrained the giant when their own Digimon couldn't do that...
** Against Apocalymon, he threatened both worlds with some suicide attack, the digivices ended up forming some barrier to contain him.
** There is also the episode where Kari gains some power that releases a light to give Digimon more strength. Agumon used this light to warp digivolve and defeat Machinedramon.
* DiabolicalMastermind: Devimon, Myotismon, and Piedmon. In the film, Diaborumon [Diablomon] - [[MeaningfulName appropriately enough]] - trumps them all.
* DiabolusExNihilo: Apocalymon. Absolutely '''''no''''' hint that he even existed until the last three episodes, then bam they're fighting him. This was partially induced by ExecutiveMeddling; the plan was to have a proper lead-up to him and explain his connection to the Dark Masters.
* DidntWantAnAdventure: A good chunk of both Mimi and Joe's complaints.
* DinosaursAreDragons: The Agumon line, though none of the forms had the "dra" syllable that marks it having some aspect of dragons.
** Ironically, [=WarGreymon=], his Mega form, has a pair of claws called the Dramon Destroyers that are extremely effective at [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin destroying Dramon.]]
* DisasterDemocracy: Taichi is voted leader at Vamdemon's castle, and slowly grows into this role.
* DistressBall: [=WarGreymon=] participates in every fight with the Dark Masters. He spends most of each fight firmly clenched between teeth, manipulated by an opponent, paralyzed by hunger or transmogrified into a key-chain. His allies have to rush to his rescue due to his rushing into fights, sometimes with a tragic outcome.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The Dark Caves don't really connect to much else in the plot (particularly in Sora's case, as with Matt, there was at least a clearer cause and effect), but they work very well as a general metaphor for depression, which often doesn't, in fact, have a clear cause and effect.
* DroppedABridgeOnHim: Many ally Digimon in the Dark Masters arc.
** Also, Phantomon. He was killed by being too close to an attack aimed at somebody else.
* DubNameChange: Many. Some notable ones:
** Chosen Children -> [=DigiDestined=]
*** Spanish latinamerica dub keep the Chosen Children instact
** Evolve -> Digivolve
** Plotmon -> Salamon
** Tailmon -> Gatomon
** Vamdemon -> Myotismon (and by extension, [=VenomVamdemon=] and [=BelialVamdemon=]-> [=VenomMyotismon=] and [=MaloMyotismon=])
** Pinocchimon -> Puppetmon
** Mugendramon -> Machinedramon
** Death Meramon -> Skull Meramon
** [=HolyAngemon=] -> [=MagnaAngemon=]
** Surprisingly averted with the main children, though in a roundabout way. The dub kept their Japanese names intact, and the "English" names they use are simply nicknames. Tai and Kari's surname ''was'' changed from 'Yagami' to 'Kamiya', though that was due to a mistranslation, and was not a conscious decision.
*** But adverted in the spanish latinamerican dub where they are Tai Kamiya, Kari Kamiya, Joe Kido, Izzi Izumy, ans do on.
** From the Movie we have.
*** Diablomon -> Diaboromon
*** Omegamon -> Omnimon
** JustifiedTrope - Evolve was changed to Digivolve to avoid confusion with Pokemon.
* DubInducedPlotHole: Matt's father knowing who Gabumon was, during the Real World Arc, which lead to many speculations that Matt's dad was a Digidestined. There's also Mimi's throwaway comment about her little brother early on in the series, prior to the clarification that she's actually an only child. The important ones are corrected or ignored when the situation arises.
** To say nothing of TheMovie
* DubText: Matt and TK being half brothers. Hmm, no wonder the parents divorced and their mom kept TK. The dub later abandoned this and reverted them to being proper brothers.
** But in the spanish latinamerican dub, they refer to each other as brothers but their parents are divorced, and the mother keeps TK, but calling your half brother 'brother' in spanish is a sign of fraternity.
* EliteMooks: Snimon and Tuskmon. Snimon is able to take down Garudamon despite only being an adult level while Tuskmon throws Garurumon around like a ragdoll, forcing Kari to give herself up to Vamdemon. The second time they clash with three of the Chosen Children who engage the two as a distraction. [=WereGarurumon=] opens with a sucker punch to both Digimon, which they both shrug off. This time around, Garudamon handles Tuskmon on her own, leaving Zudomon and [=WereGarurumon=] to fight the more powerful Snimon. Even after being outnumbered by three Digimon each an evolution level higher, they still manage to keep the three Digimon and their children tied down long enough for the other children to climb to the top of the Fuji TV Station before they are incapacitated.
* EmpathicWeapon: The {{Mons}} themselves.
* [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys Everything's Better With Etemon]]: Or worse, depending on whether you were in the show or not.
* {{Everything is Online}}: Justified in that the Digital World arises from the Earth's various communications systems, so Digimon could theoretically affect all electronic systems (the PilotMovie shows strong interference with electronics whenever a Digimon evolves or emerges). On the other hand, there's ''Our War Game''. Diablomon was explicitly stated to exist on the Internet... so what are Ferris wheels, nuclear missiles, and supermarket scanners doing hooked up to the Internet? ''In 2000?!''
* EvilBrit: Ther only character to speak with a non-American accent is the BigBad of the fourth arc, Piedmon, who appears to spend most of his time doing a whimsical Tim Curry impression.
* EvilVsEvil: [=MetalEtemon=] vs. Puppetmon in the Dark Masters Arc. Probably not the only time, but notable in that it's the only time two {{Big Bad}}s fought each other.
** Etemon vs. Datamon on more then one occasion.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: [=WarGreymon's=] Dramon Killer claws are extremely effective at...well, destroying Dramon type Digimon.
** The Hiding Tree from the first episode. [[CaptainObvious It's used for hiding]].
* ExtremelyShortTimespan: Thanks to [[YearInsideHourOutside Day Inside, Minute Outside]], even though the Digi-Destined feel like they've been adventuring for months, the whole series actually only takes place over a few days in real time.
* EyeCatch: Mildly spoileriffic for the first arc.
* FakeKillScare: When Kari surrenders to Myotismon, he asks the already-captured Gatomon if she really is the eighth [=DigiDestined=] so he can kill her. Being Kari's partner, Gatomon tries to protect Kari by pretending she's never met her before. With a snap of Myotismon's fingers, Kari screams and Gatomon blurts out her name in horror, only to find [=DemiDevimon=] was just tugging on Kari's hair.
* FamilyFriendlyFirearms: In the dub, Pinocchimon/Puppetmon's gun is removed. This goes so far that when he reaches for bullets to reload, the shot cuts off and he says (from offscreen) that he's itching his legs.
* FieldPowerEffect
* {{Flashback}}
* {{Foreshadowing}}: In the episode "Evil Shows His Face" the kids walk into a mansion and TK comments on the beauty of an angel painting. Patamon asks what an angel is, which TK then explains. Guess who later evolves into an angel. This also references something explained in [[AllThereInTheManual expanded universe materials]] about Devimon - he's a fallen Angemon.
** Also in "Evil Shows His Face" there are 8 beds but only 7 children ... at the time.
*** Subversion. WordOfGod said Hikari was not originally planned to join the group, so the 8 beds was likely just for coordination.
** In Episode 2, "Garurumon", when they encounter the trolley car Tai suggests that it might be their way home.
** Once the Digital World appears in the sky, there are reaction shots from New York City, Paris, and Moscow. Each city is featured in an episode of the Digimon World Tour.
* FurAgainstFang: [=WereGarurumon=] vs. Myotismon in episode 33. Notably, [=WereGarurumon=] was shown to be the only partner Digimon able to evenly handle Myotismon in single combat at the time, a further nod to this trope.
* GagDub / {{Woolseyism}}: The Saban dub is overall something of a hybrid in this regard, there were times when it acted silly - but it did definitely know how to be heartbreakingly serious when it had to be, not to mention its general aversion of NeverSayDie.
** The dub was dubbed by the same company who worked on ''SamuraiPizzaCats'' so all the added humor in the dub shouldn't come off as very surprising.
* GameBreaker: In-universe. That's basically what happens when someone enters the Digital World while holding a laptop computer. Izzy isn't able to enter full god mode on the Digiworld, but this allows him to use some shortcuts like access some hidden information about towns, analyse Digimon and perform a temporary upgrade on his own mon. In other words, he cheats.
* FrothyMugsOfWater: Instances of tricking a Digimon to drink alcoholic beverages by changing it to Soda Pop in the English dub.
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: Gabumon does this to Matt near the end by biting him.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: [[Radar/DigimonAdventure Has its own page.]]
* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere Subverted and played with In the case of Apocalymon
* GondorCallsForAid: What Mimi and Joe end up deciding to do throughout the Dark Masters arc. Come the final battle with Piedmon, almost all of the children's surviving allies show up to participate in taking down Piedmon's army of Vilemon.
* GratuitousEnglish: ''Adventure'' set the trend for the franchise absolutely loving this trope. Almost every [[CallingYourAttacks attack name]] seen, and all of them for the main character Digimon and {{Big Bad}}s. ''Adventure'' also set the trend for spurts of English sporadically appearing throughout the opening, closing, insert and evolution themes throughout the franchise, and most song names are also GratuitousEnglish.
* HeelFaceTurn: Gatomon and Ogremon.
* HeroicBSOD: This happens with pretty much all of the kids, Matt and Sora probably taking it the worst.
** Another very noteworthy one being near the end of the Etemon arc, when Tai [[spoiler:learns that he is not invincible, simply because he exists in that world as a digital proxy of himself.]] He gets over it eventually, and awesome ensues when his crest awakens after an emotional 180 degree turn.
* HeroicResolve: Happens a lot, but probably the most noteworthy is in the final fight with [[spoiler:Apocalymon. He digitizes the children and their Digimon after destroying their crests. Their combined HeroicResolve allows them to both reassemble themselves and let their Digimon evolve to their strongest forms without the crests.]]
* HeroicSacrifice: A ''LOT'' of Digimon during the Dark Masters arc end up performing these for the children.
** [[spoiler: In ''Digimon Adventure TheMovie'', the Greymon Tai and Kari met sacrifices himself to destroy Parrotmon and save them.]]
* HotSpringsEpisode: In episode 8. It turns out to be an illusion of Devimon's creation.
* IdiotHero: Tai. He soon overcomes it.
* IllGirl: Kari, who is the current page image.
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: A few: Ogremon during the Devimon arc (he later does a HeelFaceTurn), Etemon whenever he lost, and [=DemiDevimon=] who kept falling foul of Myotismon's displeasure. Puppetmon also has shades of this owing to his LonersAreFreaks and IJustWantToHaveFriends problems, but it's overriden by how frequently he decides to KickTheDog for the most pathetic of reasons.
* JustEatHim: [=MetalSeadramon=] attempts to do this to [=WarGreymon=]. He would have succeeded, had it not been for [[HeroicSacrifice Whamon]].
* KansaiRegionalAccent: Tentomon in the original; in the dub his accent was vaguely British, instead of the usual Texan substitution.
* KickTheDog:
** Myotismon has a lot of these moments, especially in the Eighth Child arc. When he's taken an entire district of Tokyo captive, he decides to separate the children from the adults in order to locate the eighth child, relishing the mere thought of their cries. And prior to all that, he enslaves and torments the puppy-like Salamon.
** Etemon and the Dark Masters have their moments; Etemon keeps hitting and bullying his Gazimon followers; the Dark Masters attack the Gekomon and Otamamon 'for the fun of it'.
* KilledOffForReal: Since when Digimon die their data merely gets reconfigured and they start life over again, they technically can't really die. However this only applies to when they're in the Digital World, so any Digimon who dies in the Real World, most notably Gostumon, Pumpkinmon, and Wizardmon, stay dead.
** Though apparently this rule doesn't apply to Myotismon, who dies in the real world and comes back. Then dies again, and comes back again in the next series. In fact, he's only killed off for good in the Digital World.
* KillSteal: Happens to [=MegaKabuterimon=] while fighting Puppetmon. [=MegaKabuterimon=] had already freed [=WarGreymon=] from Puppetmon's control, blown away his bullet hammer and injured him to a fair degree; all with a single well placed [[LightningCanDoAnything bolt of lightning]]. Puppetmon's forced to animate his mansion as a distraction and run away, until he runs into [=MetalGarurumon=] and Matt, whom he finds he's no longer capable of manipulating. He's promptly shot by the the duo after [[TooDumbtoLive trying to charge them while injured with only an improvised weapon]].
* LargeHam: Apocalymon. ''Especially'' in the dub.
--> [[IncomingHam I AM THE ULTIMATE EVIL, COMPLETE WITH HOT AND COLD RUNNING WATER.]]
** And let's not forget Etemon, who in the dub has an awesomely hammy Elvis-voice provided by RichardEpcar. The German voice actor for Etemon, Tom Deininger, is '''yelling''' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OweeEHuUmVs almost every single line.]]
* [[LastBreathBullet Last Breath Impalement]]: Saber Leomon does this to finish off Metal Etemon after taking a fatal blow for Mimi
* LightningBruiser: Gatomon is incredibly agile ''and'' strong, which lets her take on 5 of the partner Digimon at once with little effort, despite being about ten times smaller than any of them. [[JustifiedTrope She's a Champion-level Digimon and the ring on her tail is an]] AmplifierArtifact.
** It's worth noting that none of the digimon she struck were incapacitated by her; They all were strong enough to fight off the several Devidramon that were sent to fight the chosen children after the fact.
** She [[RedemptionDemotion loses this status]] after her {{Heel Face Turn}}.
* LimitedWardrobe: Justified at first since they're stuck in another world. Not so justified when they temporarily return to earth for about three days and don't ever change clothes aside from pajamas (and even then Mimi is the only one shown to be in different clothes for any adequate amount of time.
* LosingTheTeamSpirit: Tai's disappearance after the defeat of Etemon has this effect on the Chosen Children. The heroes eventually go their separate ways and fail to accomplish anything significant for almost three months.
* MacrossMissileMassacre: [=MetalGarurumon=]'s Grace Cross Freezer attack fires every single missile it has from countless hidden stashes across his body.
* ManipulativeBastard: [=DemiDevimon=] and Cherrymon. And Myotismon too, though unfortunately most of his manipulations had to be carried out by [=DemiDevimon=]; while he did do a decent job at first, he was too inept to make his machinations last long.
* MeaningfulName: Sora means "sky", and Sora's partner is a bird-like Digimon. Hikari[Kari] means "light" and she has the Crest of Light.
* {{Mentors}}: A metric ton of them. Ironically, only TheObiWan (Gennai) survives the series.
* {{Metaphorgotten}}: Episode 50's dub: "The bases are loaded, two out, and we need a slam dunk."
* AMillionIsAStatistic: ''Our War Game''. [[spoiler:Around a million Diaborumon, and the last one standing after Omnimon [[CurbStompBattle demolished them all]] just happens to be the actual target.]]
* MonsterOfTheWeek: [[{{Mons}} Lite]][[CaptainObvious rally]].
* MoodWhiplash: The Etemon arc. Etemon, a monkey-like Digimon who acts like an Elvis Impersonator, is sandwiched between the demonic Devimon and the Myotismon. Yes, he was no doubt dangerous, but he wasn't nearly as terrifying as the villain before or after him. This also happens a lot during the Dark Masters arc.
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily: Tokomon
** Is there a trope for being a demonic hamster?
*** Well, he doesn't really use his teeth for offensive purposes, so he might just use them as a scare tactic.
* MoreThanMindControl: Matt, especially after talking to Cherrymon.
** What Vademon does to Izzy.
* MusicalPastiche: In the the Japanese version, it reused a musical piece from ''Anime/SailorMoon'', another Toei production; the music composer for both shows was none other than the late Takanori Arisawa. Compare the two: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POrdFe8nfg0 at 2:35 for the Sailor Moon version]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuHpfU5LxtE&feature=player_embedded click here for the Digimon version]]. They're almost exactly the same.
** The dub version uses the soundtrack from Saban's ''MaskedRider''.
*** Even lampshaded by ''WebVideo/HistoryOfPowerRangers''
-->'''Linkara''': It's just I keep hearing this music and expecting Myotismon to appear.
* MysteriousWaif: Kari has aspects of this in her first appearance.
* {{Narrator}}: For part of the English dub at least, the main cast in the role of PreviouslyOn.
* NeverSayDie: Completely averted in the original. In the dub, it's inconsistant depending on the episode; in general it did a decent job at averting it, with a few glaring exceptions:
** When Myotismon claimed to "banish Pumpkinmon and Gotsumon to a dungeon in the Digital World" for disobedience. Riiiight.
** But also averted in a sense. Digimon get killed--although they do get reborn--in the English dub, and one villain even ''says'' 'die' at one point (Ironically, it's Myotismon, the one who was the source of the death edit above. "When you find the eighth child, then he must DIE!")
** Tai said Kari would have died during the first [=Machinedramon=] episode.
** And in the ''following'' Machinedramon episode, there's Izzy's line "Sure, just let our Digimon DIE!"
** Izzy also lets Tai know that while the Digimon may be reborn in the Digital World when they die. Humans can't.
** Also the dub didn't shy away from what happened to Wizardmon, or the other digimon that died to protect the digidestined in the Dark Masters arc.
*** There is also this line of T.K.'s when being told that in order to make a miracle to happen, Angemon and Angewomon must shoot arrows at Tai and Matt. "But what if you like...''die'' or something."
* NiceHat: Sora gets a fair bit of ribbing for her unusual headgear, which switches between being a helmet and being just a sort of toque. Mimi's pink satellite dish, meanwhile, goes unremarked upon.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Regarding Myotismon's revival. [[LampshadeHanging Joe brings it up.]]
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Nice job bringing Gatomon to her chosen partner and giving her the motivation to evolve into the one digimon ''predestined to kill you'', Myotismon.
* NobodyPoops: Averted with the Digimon, in spectacular fashion. Numemon, Sukamon, and Garbagemon use their poop as ''their main attack''.
** However the dub changes this to sludge. The only exception is they keep Koromon pooping in a car in one episode, though they didn't really have a choice since it was kind of a plot point.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: A vast majority of the non-main Digimon's English voices are based off of actors from the heyday of the voice actors' various childhoods, so this doubles as a ParentalBonus.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Agumon is the victim of one of these from two Gazimon when the gang visits a Koromon village and finds the ''real'' villagers.
** All four Dark Masters do this to the group in their first appearance. Later, Piedmon dishes an even nastier beatdown to [=WarGreymon=] before reinforcements arrive.
* NoOntologicalInertia: Applied to the Digimon TakenForGranite in episode 17 of Digimon Adventure, even though the character was not even dead.
** [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] by Devimon's black gears, which the kids incorrectly assume all disappear after Devimon's defeat.
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: Etemon, Monzaemon, sometimes [=DemiDevimon=], and ''maybe'' Digitamamon and Datamon [[PintsizedPowerhouse depending on how harmless you thought they looked anyway]].
* NuclearWeaponsTaboo: Averted in ''Our War Game,'' where the main battle is a race against the clock to keep a nuke from detonating in Tokyo Bay.
** YouFailNuclearPhysicsForever was also averted in the same movie. After [[spoiler: Diaborumon is defeated]], the ICBM he launched harmlessly crashed into Tokyo Bay. In his [[http://digipedia.db-destiny.net/fanatics_guide/fanatics_movie.htm ''Fanatic's Guide to Digimon'']] Chris [=McFeely=] was puzzled why the nuke doesn't go off. Latter, a fan cleared it up, stating that [[TruthInTelevision nuclear bombs don't blow up because of impact]].
** [=SkullGreymon's=] Ground Zero (dubbed as Dark Shot), when he fires his missile and creates widespread devastation.
* TheObiWan: Gennai. [[ShoutOut Check out that flashback]]!
* OneLastFieldTrip: After the final battle, the Digimon and their partners have a couple of hours together. Gabumon asks to hear Matt play his harmonica, While Tentomon spends time with Izzy and his computer.
* OnTheNextEpisodeOfCatchPhrase: "Now the adventure evolves" in the original, and "...on the next ''Digimon: Digital Monsters''" in the dub.
* TheOperatorsMustBeCrazy: In one of the movies, when Tai is desperate to reach any of the other kids, but the phone lines have all been tied up by Infermon, a computer virus, he reaches a phone operator over and over who keeps telling him that the lines are busy in an increasingly frazzled tone until finally screaming at him "Did you hear me?! IT'S BUSY!!!!!"
** After the kids first reached the Digital World, they ran into a bunch of payphones and, overjoyed, desperately tried to call their homes. Unfortunately, when they tried, all they got were a variety of non-sequiturs from the operators up to and including a weather forecast that included "a slight chance of ice cream." The operators in the Digital World must be either crazy or stoned.
*** Not so much when you really think of it. FridgeBrilliance kicks in when you realise the Digital World is the internet, and the internet communicates in frames of bits. The seemingly random communication they are receiving are corrupted frames, so they are hearing 2 parts of 2 different frames, one having to do with weather the other with food. It makes sence in context.
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: Myotismon, though he also carries several stereotypical traits [[spoiler: like coming back from the dead]].
* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: [=WereGarurumon=], though he doesn't really display any of the attributes commonly associated with werewolves, other than being a humanoid wolf.
* ParentalAbandonment: Averted, which is a bit unusual for a show centered around children.
* PilotMovie: It was also called ''Digimon Adventure''. Oddly enough, it was released the day before the first episode aired. It was dubbed as part one of ''Digimon: TheMovie''.
* PimpedOutDress: Mimi's [[PrincessesPreferPink princess]] dress.
* PortalSlam: Episode 27 ends with Tai pounding on a portal door, after it was literally slammed in his face.
* PostEpisodeTrailer
* ThePowerOfFriendship: Matt's crest was even called '''Friendship''', so it's very specifically fuelled by this. In a more general instance, it's part of what fuels the evolution of the partner Digimon.
* ThePowerOfLove: Sora's crest.
* PowerOfTheGodHand: Though its Japanese name was "Heaven's Knuckle,"Angemon's signature attack was called "Hand of Fate" in the English Dub (which is as close to this trope as they can get on a [[{{Bowdlerise}} children's cartoon on American airwaves]]).
** Possibly subverted since, with the angelic design, it could easily be misheard as "Hand of Faith"
* PowerOfTrust: Joe's crest of reliability/honesty. Since Joe's crest in Japanese translates more to "faith", then it counts.
* PrecisionFStrike: In the Swedish dub, Mat's father swears.
* PreviouslyOn: Rotated between characters in the American dub; seperate narrator elsewhere.
* PrincessesPreferPink: Mimi (and Palmon) wears a pink dress when she is posing as a princess for a Gekomon kingdom. She generally wears a pink hat anyways.
* ThePromise
* PsychologicalTormentZone
* PublicDomainSoundtrack: The ''Adventure'' movies prominently feature Maurice Ravel's ''Bolero''.
* RapidFireComedy: The dub movie (especially the "Our War Game" segment) had loads and loads of surprisingly clever tongue-in-cheek and audio/visual gags. The dub of the main series also tended to do this.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Possibly, as time is much slower in the Digital World than the Real one. This has led to some dispute to over how old the Partner Digimon really are - They could be years to centuries old.
* RecycledSoundtrack: The Saban dub reused the score from ''MaskedRider''.
* RedemptionDemotion: That LightningBruiser status that Gatomon enjoyed as a villain? Disappears rather quickly once she turns good. Then again, by that point, Champion-level opponents were increasingly rare, aside from the Bakemon during the end of the Myotismon arc (who were so weak as to serve as mass CannonFodder).
** To be fair, Gatomon's attack against the other Digidestined's digimon didn't exactly incapacitate them; They still had the strength to fight off the horde of Devidramon that was sent after them in Myotismon's castle after all.
* {{Reincarnation}}: Although Angemon sacrifices himself to defeat Devimon, since destroyed Digimon turn back into eggs, he gets reborn.
* ReverseMole: Wizardmon -- good guy posing as a bad guy.
* RichardEpcar: The voice of Myotismon and Etemon in the dub
* RightMakesMight: Justified by the [=DigiDestined=]'s [[{{Aesoptinum}} Crests]].
* RoadApples
* RunningGag: When the girls burst into BerserkerTears, the guys don't know how to handle it.
* SaveBothWorlds
* SchmuckBanquet: An odd version, in the form of a cruise ship sailing through a desert (ItMakesSenseInContext).
* ShipTease: Tai/Sora, and to a lesser extent, TK/Kari.
* ShipperOnDeck: In the dub, Piedmon apparently ships TK and Kari even though they're only 8. "Looks like you two are falling for each other".
* ShortAnimeMovie
* TheShortGuyWithGlasses: Izzy, only without the glasses. Ironically, the one with the glasses is actually the tallest member of the group (Joe).
* ShoutOut: Myotismon is a humanoid, suave vampire with a [[ChaosArchitecture exceedingly bizarre castle]], legions of dark minions (including a GrimReaper expy as a lieutenant) and a [[OneWingedAngel second, much more monstrous form he assumes after being beaten at first]]. [[Franchise/{{Castlevania}} Sound Familiar?]]
** ''Our War Game'' has two kids fighting against a killer digimon against the clock because the said mon, which is essentially a sentient computer program, is planning to fire nukes that it got access to by hacking the military. [[WarGames Even the name gives a clue to a certain 80's movie]].
** A large smog-based Digimon rising from the bay and attacking a night club? [[GodzillaVsHedorah Sounds rather familiar.]]
** One dub title is called "Princess Karaoke," a reference to Anime/PrincessMononoke''.
** In the dub, Piedmon is voiced in the style of Tim Curry. It's a reference to [[{{It}} another monster clown]], played by Curry in an television adaption.
* ShowerShy: In episode 8, when the Digidestined visit a hotel and take a bath (was it the first bath they'd had since summer camp!?), Joe is too shy to join the other boys. In the uncensored original, Matt and Tai try to force him to come in.
* SingleStrokeBattle: Wargreymon vs. Machinedramon. [[spoiler: Wargreymon depowers back into Koromon, with a cut appearing on his face. Machinedramon turns around to gloat, then falls apart into cleanly cut thirds before disintegrating.]]
* SlidingScaleOfSillinessVersusSeriousness: Moreso in the movie than the series (and much more so in the dub than the original, though it had its moments), it gets particularly jarring when an extremely emotional or suspense scene occurs, and one of the characters makes a joke that a fifth grader would think of.
** To be perfectly fair, most of them are in fact fifth graders.
* SolomonDivorce: Matt and TK's family.
* SpoiledBrat: Mimi in ep.25, less so in other episodes. [[CharacterDevelopment She gets better though after this.]]
* SpoilerOpening: Depending which station you were watching it on, the dub ending credits gave away the Ultimate level Digivolutions and the fact there was going to be another kid. Also, the champion/adult digivolutions, though all things considered only Angemon was really ever intended as much of a mystery or surprise.
** It was worse in the original. The very episode that established the existence of the eighth child also happened to be the episode which started using the second ending credits theme, which prominently displayed the names and pictures of the eighth child, her digimon ''and'' its entire evolution line.
*** Partly justified since when Hikari was first introduced 6 episodes before the 8th child arc starts, it shows her Digivice, and expliticly states her destiny to join the chosen. There was also the fact that the PilotMovie featuring Hikari was released before the show started, so it wasn't exactly a ruined surprise. Not so justified with Gatomon being her Digimon which could have been a surprise, but was ruined by the closing.
*** Not to mention that all of the champion forms were shown in the Japanese version three times every single episode: in the opening, in the back-from-commercials segment and in the closing credits. No form was really a surprise.
* SpoiledSweet: Mimi was always pretty sweet on the inside but due to growing up spoiled and sheltered, it took awhile for her to become able to show this to others.
* StoryArc: There are neatly four 13-episode arcs in the show:
** The File Island/Digivice Arc (1-13) featuring Devimon.
** The Server Continent/Crests Arc (14-26) featuring Etemon, his aftermath, and the rise of Myotismon.
** The Real World/Eight Child Arc (27-39) featuring Myotismon's campaign in the real world.
** The Spiral Mountain/Dark Masters Arc (40-52) featuring the Dark Masters.
** Afterwards, there's a two-part finale with the children facing Apocalymon.
** Alternately, the season can be divided by the area the kids are in. File Island (1-13) Server Continent(2-26) Earth(27-39) Spiral Mountain (40-52) Final battle (53-54_
* StrappedToAnOperatingTable: Sora when she's a captive of Datamon. Piyomon is bolted to a wall in a CrucifiedHeroShot.
* SuperEmpowering: Humans are this to their partner Digimon, which is the entire point of the partnership. Kari occasionally becomes a more generalized version of this, occasionally exuding sufficiently powerful light to strengthen weakened Digimon and allow the team's Digimon to evolve to their strongest forms at the time. Of course, she only uses it in one episode.
* [[SuperPoweredMooks Super Powered Mook]]: Snimon, an Champion digimon, is able to bring down Garudamon, an Ultimate, with a single swipe. To elaborate, Garudamon had already defeated Mammothmon and held off Myotismon himself when he was without the benefit of his fog barrier, making her one of the most competent partner Digimon at the Ultimate level. He also shrugs off blows from WereGarurumon with little ill effect and is able to hold a much larger and further evolved Zudomon for a considerable period of time.
* SwordAndGun: Omnimon. On his left [=WarGreymon=]-shaped arm, he has the [[{{BFS}} Trascendant Sword]]. On his right [=MetalGarurumon=]-shaped arm, he has the [[{{BFG}} Supreme Cannon]].
* TakeMyHand: Taichi saves Sora from falling into a huge hole by grabbing her arm.
* TakenForGranite: Kokatorimon does this to five of the ally Digimon.
* TakingYouWithMe: [[spoiler:Apocalymon was willing to kill himself and destroy everything and everyone in the process.]]
** Also, Datamon tries this with Etemon.
* TheTeam
** TheHero / TheLeader: Tai
** TheLancer: Matt
** TeamMom / {{Shorttank}}: Sora
** TheSmartGuy: Izzy
** TheChick: Mimi
** TeamDad: Joe
** TagalongKid: TK
** [[SixthRanger The Eight Child]] / WaifProphet / TagalongKid: Kari
* TheTeamNormal: [=WereGarurumon=] is this compared to the other Ultimate level Digimon allied to the DigiDestined. While the other Chosen's Digimon have impressive displays of firepower, large size and/or magical powers to fall back on, [=WereGarurumon=] prefers to use mundane martial prowess.
* TeamSpirit
* ThatWasntARequest: In the English dub, Myotismon tells Kari to hand over her newly acquired AppliedPhlebotinum:
-->'''Kari''': No!\\
'''Myotismon''': That's not a request!
* ThemeMusicPowerup: The Japanese version plays this in reverse--if there's a powerup going on and "Brave Heart" is ''not'' playing, something is about to go wrong. The TransformationSequence becomes [[HellIsThatNoise almost eerie]] without the music, especially when ''Our War Game'' did it.
* ThemeNaming: Brothers Yamato and Takeru [Matt and TK] are, in combination, a reference to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yamato_Takeru Yamato Takeru]], a legendary Japanese prince.
** The TomboyAndGirlyGirl duo's names might be a reference to "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soramimi Soramimi.]]"
* ThemeTuneCameo: The song Mimi sung to wake [=ShogunGekomon=] in the original was the first ending theme, "I Wish". Mimi was also voiced by Ai Maeda, [[TheCastShowoff the song's artist]], so they just had to use the prerecorded audio until he woke up.
* [[ThisIsADrill This Is Iron Drill Spin]]
* [[ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks Throwing Your Hammer Always Works]]: Zudomon to [=MetalEtemon=] with a hammer.
* ToiletHumor: Everywhere in the original, and cutting back on it was one of the things the dub really improved, if not carried out the best way. Can't be helped when there's golden poop Digimon, can it? Also, poor Koromon justified his level's English name "[[PottyFailure In-Training]]" at least twice.
* TokyoIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse: Justified in the case of Myotismon's invasion, since he was aware that that's where the eighth child was likely to be.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Sora and Mimi.
* TotallyRadical: Numerous utterances of "Dude" and the like are sprinkled throughout the dub; understandable given [[TheNineties when it was dubbed]]. In the fifth episode, for example, Greymon tells Tai that he's okay after being slammed into a canyon wall with "I'm stylin', dude!"
* TrainStationGoodbye: The season finale. Though, it's more of a train ''crossing'' goodbye.
* TrappedInAnotherWorld
* TransformationIsAFreeAction: Harshly averted in ''Our War Game'', where Greymon and Kabuterimon started Digivolving when [[TheSmartGuy Izzy]] realized that [[BigBad Infermon]] had skipped the Champion Level when it evolved. Before they could become MetalGreymon and MegaKabuterimon, they were attacked and turned back into Agumon and Tentomon.
* TrashTheSet: By the end of the Myotismon arc a good portion of Tokyo is in ruins, especially the iconic Fuji TV station [[BitingTheHandHumor which broadcast the series in Japan]].
* TreeBuchet: Episode 17 sports a particularly surreal example featuring a cruise liner and a giant cactus.
* {{Troll}}: Arguably Diaborumon in the original. He didn't seem to have any real motive beyond feeding himself, and seems to have just been doing it all for shits and giggles; it doesn't help that the only vocalisation he makes in the entire film is a high-pitched giggle. The dub instead opts to give him something of a FreudianExcuse.
* TVGenius: Izzy got this in the dub; in the original, it was more along the lines of him being merely very good at solving puzzles and handling computers.
* TwoLinesNoWaiting: Often, when the group is split up.
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: *giant digimon fighting in Japan* Passerby: must be film.
* UpgradeArtifact: The childrens' Crests, which allow their Digimon to evolve to the Ultimate level.
* VillainForgotToLevelGrind: All four Dark Masters show that each one is extremely dangerous in their first appearance, with Piedmon alone taking out the combined forces of [=WarGreymon=] and [=MetalGarurumon=], both also of the Mega level. But later on, the Digidestined had gotten stronger and more experienced through fighting their forces and while the Dark Masters are still a huge threat, they're not as big a one that they used to be and three of them are dispatched by [=WarGreymon=] or [=MetalGarurumon=], both now very experienced. This is particularly clear with Piedmon, who they couldn't even touch in their first fight. Fast forward to when they meet him again, and most of the partner Digimon - including those only able to evolve as far as Ultimate - are able to put up a good fight with Piedmon, and he had to resort to turning them into keychains to avoid losing. Once they bypass that trick, he's ''[[FateWorseThanDeath gone]]''.
** Another notable example is Shellmon. When he is first faced it takes Greymon to eventually beat him, but during the Dark Masters arc when he's faced again the Digimon soundly defeat him without evolving.
* WakeUpCallBoss: Most first appearances of the new BigBad serve for this, normally because they're a stage above the heroes at the time. Special mention goes to ''Enter The Dark Masters'', which is pretty much an entire episode devoted to the Dark Masters beating the stuffing out of the Digidestined.
* WalkingAwayShot: in "Subzero Ice Punch" with Gabumon out looking for TK.
* WendeeLee: TK and additional voices in the dub.
* WhamEpisode: Quite a few:
** Episode 8: [[spoiler: Devimon reveals himself to the cast, splitting them across multiple islands after luring them into a mansion.]]
** Episode 13: [[spoiler: Patamon evolves into Angemon in the nick of time, defeating Devimon, but at the cost of his own life and his data is reconfigured back into a Digiegg.]]
** Episode 20: [[spoiler: After defeating Etemon (and achieving the heroes' first Perfect/Ultimate evolution), Tai and Koromon are warped through a portal back to Tokyo.]]
** Episode 21&22: [[spoiler: Tai enjoys his time in Tokyo but finds out the disortion caused by their last fight is influenceing their world and causing multiple disasters all over the planet he then returns. After which, he finds out he's been gone for almost two months in the digital world and the others split up to find him, and during which the new BigBad has been in the process of stealing their crest and deceiving them to keep them from using said crest.]]
** Episode 27: [[spoiler: The kids discover that there is an 8th child, Myotismon opens a portal to Earth, moving through with his forces, and the heroes are too late to get to him before the portal closes.]]
** Episode 34: [[spoiler: Tai discovers his sister is the eight Digidestined, while Myotismon finds out that Gatomon is the destined Digimon, kidnapping her and (temporarily) killing Wizardmon.]]
** Episode 40: [[spoiler: The cast finds out that the Digital World has been taken over by four extremely powerful, malevolent Digimon, who easily defeat the heroes, causing Piximon to perform a HeroicSacrifice to save them.]]
* WhateverHappenedToTheMouse: Dub only. Myotismon condemns Gotsumon and Pumpkin to his dungeon. not kill, condemn. T.K. and Matt never think twice of trying to save them when they get back to the Digital World. In the original version, they weren't so lucky, but for the dub, it comes off as this trope.
* WhatTheHellHero: Tai in Episode 19. [[spoiler: After Izzy comes up with the Idea they are all just data in the Digital World Tai mistakenly things this makes him Unkillable and decides to treat it more like some game. Everyone is displeased with this display, the most noticeable of them being Sora who questions his every reckless action during the episode. Thankfully he snaps out of it, unfortunately this comes after a brief HeroicBSOD when he realizes he could have easily died due to this recklessness.]]
** An even bigger example of this for Tai is a few episodes early where he get cocky being the only one that has a crest and forces Agumon to eat a lot of food and pushes him around [[JerkAss threatening to find a new Digimon and being generally rude to the other kids.]] And then putting himself in danger to induce Greymon's digivolution to Ultimate. Fortunately he learns so humility when his actions corrupt Greymon's Digivolution to the rogue and destructive Skullgreymon and Tai gets some character development in learning the real meaning of courage.
* WhiteGloves: Five of the Digidestined (Tai, Matt, Izzy, Sora and Mimi) wear gloves, but only Tai's are white.
* WorldGoneMad: The Digital World was a screwed up place ''before'' [[UpToEleven it became Spiral Mountain]].
* WorldOfCardboardSpeech: A few of them, but the most notable is at the finale. [[spoiler:The Digidestined and their Digimon, after being left powerless and being digitized by [[BigBad Apocalymon]], refuse to quit and manage to activate the power of their Crests they had inside them the entire time. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome They give a group one of these before digivolving their Digimon, reassembling themselves, and taking Apocalymon apart]].]]
* WouldHurtAChild: Most evil Digimon have no qualms about hurting the heroes, despite them being children. However, some get a LOT more kicks out of this than others...
* YearInsideHourOutside: [[spoiler: Until the finale]], a day in the digital world is equal to a minute in the real world.
* YouHaveFailedMe: [=MetalSeadramon=] drops Scorpiomon from a great height for letting the kids escape right under his nose.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Myotismon. ''Very'' frequently.
** Machinedramon and ''especially'' Puppetmon are also guilty, the latter often doing it for entirely selfish reasons and especially where it's downright inconvenient for him. [[spoiler:In the end, that's what does him in.]]
* YourMindMakesItReal: An instance of this involving an electrified gate causes Tai to suffer from a HeroicBSOD over the possibility of dying, with ''horrible'' timing.
* YouShallNotPass: Piximon tries to hold back the Dark Masters to let the kids escape. [[spoiler:He dies.]]
** After Piedmon turns [=WarGreymon=] and [=MetalGarurumon=] into keychains, the fight against him become one long series of ineffectual {{YouShallNotPass}}es, with everyone trying to hold him off to let TK and Kari escape. [[spoiler:[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Then [=MagnaAngemon=] turns up.]]]]
** Biyomon gets a far more successful one against Meramon in the fourth episode to let the Yokomon and her friends get to safety. While she doesn't fare too well, her determination results in her successfully evolving to Birdramon for the first time to defeat him.
* YourSizeMayVary: Although pretty much every Digimon, and especially all of the main Digimon, experience these issues from time to time, the worst offender is probably Greymon and his evolutions, which could be anywhere from 20ft tall to the size of a skyscraper.
** [=MegaKabuterimon=] could be a pretty big offender too. He's one of the Digidestined's biggest Digimon, bigger even than [=MetalGreymon=] and usually looking to be at least 40-50 feet tall. Then in some scenes, he's only about 2-3 times the size of Angewomon, who's just a bit taller than a human.


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