The ''Digimon Xros Wars'' manga is the third major serialized ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' manga, running in V-Jump from June 2010 to March 2012, concurrently with [[Anime/DigimonXrosWars the anime series of the same name]]. It's a relatively loose adaptation of the anime, so while the basic plot remains the same - Taiki Kudo is drawn into the Digital World and leads the Xros Heart army to liberate it from Bagramon's empire - there are numerous significant deviations in the plotline setting it up as a standalone work separate from ''Xros Wars'' itself.

!! Tropes present in the ''Digimon Xros Wars'' manga:

* AdaptationDistillation: Because the manga is slower it does away with many characters and plot points, such as the Death Generals and the D5 event.
* AlternateTimeline: We are shown that quite a few exist in the bonus chapter.
** AlternateContinuity: To the anime.
* AscendedExtra: The manga specifically develops the roles of the characters DemotedToExtra in the anime series. For example Zenjirou and Akari (alongside Kotone) get their own Xros Loaders and use them to great effect, Lilithmon is always a credible threat, Blastmon took several levels in Badass, etc.
* BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind: [[spoiler: In order to rescue Nene, Xros Heart goes inside the mind of [[RealityWarper [=ZeedMilleniummon=]]] .]]
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:Zenjiro, Akari and Kotone gaining Xros Loaders, super-evolving Ballistamon, Dorulumon and Sparrowmon, and saving Taiki and Shoutmon from imminent defeat.]]
* {{BFS}}: Tactimon's Jatetsufuujinmaru (Sealed Iron Serpent God) [[spoiler: is unsealed, and he uses it to great effect.]]
* [[ComicBookAdaptation Manga Adaptation]]
* ContinuitySnarl: The manga makes repeated references to past series and manga, hinting that they all share the same reality. [[spoiler: For example, it's shown that in this 'verse, Bagramon bore witness to the final battle of Anime/DigimonSavers.]]
** A CosmicRetcon is used to try and explain things away but it only manages to manages to cover a few of the issues with the digital world, leaving some gaping plot holes unfilled.
* EyesDoNotBelongThere: Every single time Shademon appears [[spoiler: Most impressive example so far is they way it gave several eyes...to [=DarkKnightmon=]'s '''eyeballs''', beating out having Nene scantily clad in [[{{Stripperiffic}} eyes and a shadow]].]]
* FlyingSeafoodSpecial: [=MetalSeadramon=], the Whamon motherships
* GirlishPigtails: Akari, Nene and Kotone.
* GodIsFlawed: Which is why "God" is sometimes talked about with quotation marks, God is good though.
* InTheBlood: Only those with the Xros-Gene can use the Xros loaders as intended. However, the Xros loaders do have some unintended features others can make use of.
* LifeOrLimbDecision: Lilithmon managed to strike [=DarkKnightmon=]'s left arm during their first battle and he is forced to discard it to prevent the deadly poison to spread to the rest of his body.
* MagicMushroom: [=MachLeomon=] ends up using a literal example of this trope.
** Hilariously enough, an old [[TabletopGame/{{Digimon}} Alpha Evolve card]] renders [[http://cards.wtw-x.net/carddass/OP02-019/ a similar thing to Leomon]].
* MaleGaze: The cover image to the eighteenth chapter shows off [[http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120102012302/digimon/images/8/8a/List_of_Digimon_Xros_Wars_chapters_18.jpg Nene's prominent backside.]]
* ManlyTears: '''''Bagramon'''''.
* MistakenForSpies: [[spoiler:Xros Heart and Blue Flare are mistaken for Bagra Army scouts by Spadamon.]]
* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: Quite a few battles were deemed to have been so easy it was not worth showing.
** In this version Nene and Sparrowmon were the ones who took down Neptunemon in the Island Zone, the only thing shown is the aftermatch with he and his troops all laying on the floor beaten up and badly wounded. Also works as a EstablishingCharacterMoment for Sparrowmon.
** A few zone conquests also happened offscreen. After acquiring the Snow Zone's Code Crown it is said Xros Heart managed to conquer a total of three more zones offscreen and it is mentioned the last one, the manga exclusive River Zone, was a cake walk.
* PaletteSwap: In the story itself this trope actually manages to throw off the Royal Knights.
* SanitySlippage: [[spoiler: [=DarkKnightmon=] suffers from this gradually but completely. It's also part of the reason for Bagramon's tears.]]
* SelfDefeatingProphecy: A major part of the plot, though in this plot the trope is a lot more literal than most.
* ShapeShifting: In chapter twelve, the main Digimon of Xros Heart are forced to take on human forms after being sent into the human world. While Shoutmon, Dorulumon, Cutemon, Ballistamon, Tailmon, and Wizardmon take on human forms, Starmon, the Pickmons, and Monimon take the form of a duck, some ducklings, and a capybara, respectively.
* StableTimeLoop: The Bonus Track chapter shows that after seemingly being killed, [[spoiler:Wizarmon was sent back in time, and he gave his remaining Xros Loader to Taiki back in first chapter, which, of course, led to Wizarmon creating Xros Loaders after using Taiki's as a base.]]
* {{Stripperiffic}}: [[spoiler:Shademon Darkness Mode AKA [=NeneShademon=], which amounts to a few wisps of darkness surrounding Nene and covering what needs to be covered, barely. Luminamon is the same, but with angelic wings.]]
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Kotone, Nene's little sister, takes the place of Yuu from the anime.
** [=MachLeomon=] is literally identical to [=MadLeomon=], differing only in [[PaletteSwap lighter colouring]] and being a KnifeNut.
* TheLoad: Kotone.
** Thanks to a certain wizard, not anymore since chapter 17.
* ThemeTuneCameo: Oddly for a manga, this trope is present throughout the manga during climactic showdowns. In the finale, Shoutmon's has a concert where he gives the story closure by singing ''[[Anime/DigimonXrosWars Xros Wars]]''[='s=] opening ''Never Give Up'' [[spoiler:and ''[[Anime/DigimonAdventure Adventure]]''[='s=] opening ''Butter~fly''.]]
* ThoseTwoGuys: Lillymon and Sunflowmon
* TimeTravel: Chapter 13 reveals that Taiki and his friends [[spoiler:arrived in the Digital World two months earlier, as the strange events in the first chapter were actually the result of Bagramon enacting his plan.]]
* YearX: The first chapter explicitly states that the series takes place in the year 20XX. Which may be a nod to the [[VideoGame/MegaManClassic original Megaman games]]