Changing of the Guard: The series makes a point to contrast the new digidestined on the field from the old who now mostly act as mentors, and highlights TK and Kari's maturation from TagalongKids on the original team to core members of the current group.
Chromatic Arrangement: The new members introduced, Davis, Yolei, and Cody are Blue, Red and Yellow respectively by the color of their Digivices and Digimon. though Ken's digivice is black, Wormmon various evolutions are green and typically have green auras in evolution animations.
Composite Character: The three children are mostly this, which is reflected in their Digi-eggs. Davis has traits of both Tai and Matt (Courage and Friendship), Yolei shows a mixture of Sora, Mimi, (Love and Sincerity) and a good bit of Izzy (she's a tech geek), and Cody is a mix of Izzy and Joe (Knowledge and Reliability). Two of them still manage to be their own characters.
Land, Sea, Sky - The 'transport' forms of the new trio. Davis' Raidramon for land, Yolei's Holsemon for Sky, and Cody's Submarimon for Sea.
Yolei to Mimi who she looks up to as a mentor and big sister. Both seem sweet but are blunt about their feelings.
Cody to Izzy being the youngest and smallest, yet the most practical and intelligent, often the voice of reason. Both find foils in their Digimon who are both more simpleminded and easy going.
TK as Matt's younger brother, and a blond haired Lancer to Davis at the beginning.
Kari to Sora based on their relationships with TK/Matt, and their generally supportive role on the team.
Ken to Joe is mostly a case of Pair the Spares but they both have straight blue hair, try to shoulder the responsibility for the team or their actions on their own out of a need to prove themselves, and both suffered from some degree of inferiority complex compared to their older siblings. They also have foils in their Digimon who are much more open-minded and sometimes critical of their partners.
"We can't stop now, we'll never get a chance like this again!"
Davis is the designated leader of the new Digidestined/Chosen Children; brash, cheerful, and energetic. He's also Tai's Suspiciously Similar Substitute, to the point of wearing the former's trademark goggles. Although he's very much an underdogat first, he's about the only cast member who doesn't have mild-to-serious psychological issues. This emotional stability ends up being his greatest asset. He has a hopeless crush on Kari, but gradually idolizes her less as time goes on. In the conclusion of 02, he becomes a noodle cart owner.
All Love Is Unrequited: Has a huge crush on Hikari, but she never responds. Kinda disappears by the time Ken joins.
All-Loving Hero: Even more notable in that, as this DeviantArt points out, of all the animated goggle boys (up to Savers, at least), Daisuke is the only lead Tamer who managed to go a whole season without evolving his Digimon partner via dark emotions until Taiki, four seasons later.
Annoying Older Sibling: Played with. Jun and Daisuke both care about each other, but continually get on each other's nerves. This is partly because they're a lot alike.
Determinator: Even though even he realizes how futile it is to fight BelialVamdemon, he and ExVeemon are determined to fight until the last anyway. Take note that while they were at it, the other Chosen Children were paralyzed by fear and caught in BelialVamdemon's Lotus-Eater Machine, which Daisuke resisted through sheer determination and desire to end BelialVamdemon.
Dragon Rider: Raidramon can't fly, but ExVeemon, Paildramon, and Imperialdramon all can. Raidramon makes up for it by being lightning quick.
Fearless Fool: Rather than courageous Daisuke is more fearless as he doesn't ever show any fear, despite being a Na´veNewcomer and put in situations where Fear Is the Appropriate Response, like Taichi, unlike Taichi though he never grows out of it.
Flat Character: Although somehow it manages to be put in a somewhat positive light.
Hey, You!: In Japanese he refers to Takeru as "omae" (a rather rough and informal word for "you") due to jealousy of his relationship with Hikari; in the dub, this is rendered through Davis constantly messing up the initials of TK's name.
The Leader: Ostensibly, being the gogglehead. Mostly Headstrong type with enough force of personality to qualify for Charismatic, Daisuke unfortunately is unable to overcome being the Butt Monkey and his enforced Idiot Hero status, and remains something akin to The Face of the group.
Special Guest: Is a featured character during one of V-Tamer's specials: Double Tamer. As V-Tamer wasn't forced to keep Daisuke as the Idiot Hero, he was actually done a favor and given some much appreciated character development. Given V-mon's evolution capabilities and the team being only five members, the Special takes place between the fall of the Kaiser and Ken becoming Sixth Ranger.
Hidden Depths: Daisuke isn't as motivated to go return to his own world because he thinks that nobody cares enough about him to miss him.
Heroic BSOD: When he sees the list of his team's names among the tamers Parallelmon absorbed. Quickly turns into a Roaring Rampage of Revenge, though it doesn't work as well as he would have hoped without a plan.
Smart Ball: Catches it smack in the face by coming up with a plan to take down Parallelmon. The plan itself involves baiting the monster into trying to absorb Flamedramon and having V-mon revert so Parallelmon absorbs the armor instead, which sets it up to have its head cut off by an incoming Zeromaru. Parallelmon is lucky enough to survive just for Magnamon to annihilate it utterly.
V-mon lampshades this during the group's goodbyes by saying Davis coming up with the plan was the true Miracle, which earns him a bump on the head for good measure.
Spotlight-Stealing Squad: Justified at first; however, it become more obvious when the other Chosen Children gain access to Ultimate/Perfect-level Digimon.
Static Character: According to Word of God, Daisuke was made this way in order to be a foil of Ken, and the writers were barred from developing his character and so kept him out of situations that would force his development. Averted in the Digimon V-Tamer 01 manga.
Walking Techbane: In the Drama CD, Miche e no Armor Shinka, Daisuke tries to get Koushirou to teach him about computers so that he can impress girls with his skills in time for Valentine's Day. Koushirou allows him into his room and starts going into detail about a program he's building. With the press of one (1) button, Daisuke triggers a Fatal Error.
Yolei is a curious and hyper girl who seems to thoroughly enjoy exploring the Digital World, and has a knack for being technologically savvy. Has two big sisters and a big brother that she feels hog the spotlight (wait, that sounds familiar). Notably, she is the only known Chosen Child in this series to have a Digimon of the opposite gender.In the conclusion of 02, she marries Ken and becomes a house wife.
She also has "Chosen Children, let's roll!" in the original Japanese version for whenever they're about to enter the Digital World. Notably, when in one episode Yolei is too depressed to go into the Digital World to fight, Kari has to supply the phrase.
Composite Character/ Suspiciously Similar Substitute: While she and her Digimon's abilities have most in common with Sora and Mimi, Yolei's personality and back story actually makes her much like Joe and Izzy, as she also manages to fill in their positions on the team.
Distaff Counterpart: Despite not inheriting his crest as a Digiegg Yolei takes on Joe's role as the oldest member and the one most likely to panic.
Dub Name Change: Her name was "Miyako" in the original version, but in the dub, her name was changed to "Yolei." Terri Lei O'Malley said that they were going to keep her name as "Kyo" (an alternate way of reading the kanji for "Miyako"), but it was difficult for the voice team to pronounce, so they took the "Yo" out of her name and combined it with the "Lei" from O'Malley's name to form "Yolei." However, her name was also translated as "Keely" on some of Bandai's products.
Romantic Two-Girl Friendship: She and Hikari have two or three whiffs of the trope, specially in the episode that had them (and Ken) in the Sea of Darkness. (Between this and her attitude with Mimi, she's very easy fodder for Les Yay.)
Iori is the youngest and most reserved of the new team, rather quiet and standoffish compared to the others. He seems to practice a zen-like religion, keeping him fairly stoic throughout. He is also a kendoist, and relies on his wise, yet quirky, grandfather for advice. In the conclusion of 02, he becomes a defense attorney.
Wise Beyond Their Years: Most of the time, you wouldn't even think he's really still in elementary school. This is reflected in the Digi-eggs he gets: Knowledge (which belonged to Izzy) and Reliability/Honesty (which was the crest Joe had).
Takeru "TK" Takaishi
Takeru "TK" Takaishi
Having grown up a little, Takeru serves as the warm, friendly Lancer of the new Chosen team. Nonetheless, he is a bit more cynical and a bit shellshocked from his previous adventures. Together, he and Hikari often explain how the Digital World works to the new kids. In the conclusion of 02, he becomes an author. He was also Narrator All Along for the 02 series.
Advertised Extra: He's part of the core team this time, rather than being the Tagalong Kid, but probably receives the least amount of development. Even his would be character development for Jogress Evolution is far more about Iori than both of them. The writers seemed at least interested in making him the Yamato to Daisuke's Taichi before giving that role to Ken demoting Takeru even further to background player.
Creator Breakdown: Alluded to In-Universe, in the 2003 audio drama. While he started writing his book about his adventures in the digital world less than a year after 02, the narration notes that it was a long time before he could bring himself to write about what happened to Angemon.
Depending on the Writer: Is he resentful of those who try to toy with the darkness without knowing what it entails (episode 19), those who try to take over the world or do other evil deeds with the power of darkness (episode 34), or those who create artificial life with the power of darkness (episode 35)? Is he out to destroy anything that's made with the power of darkness (episode 34) or does he believe that all life is precious and important (episode 35)? The only thing anyone can agree on is that Angemon's death in Adventure did a number on him.
Good Is Not Nice: He is normally friendly and soft-spoken. Towards an enemy that's pissed him off, however, he can be quite violent and unforgiving.
Even though she has grown up, Hikari remains sweet and gentle, having tempered her innocence with wisdom. However, she still has issues that come back to haunt her, usually when she least expects it.In the conclusion of 02, she becomes a kindergarten teacher.
Action Girl: Less so than Miyako, but still one when it counts.
Berserk Button / Beware the Nice Ones: As Davis found out early on, do not talk ill about your brothers and sisters when Kari is around. This sweetheart of a girl will verbally tear you a new one.
Betty and Veronica: With TK as The Betty and Davis as The Veronica. Kari ends up choosing neither.
Big Brother Worship: She isn't as reliant on him as she was in Adventure, but she still thinks of him very highly and measures her own worth relative to his. She is also very critical towards Davis when he badmouths Jun.
Goggles Do Nothing: That is a digital camera around her neck. She uses it precisely once, in the third or fourth episode. Notably, her summer and winter outfits ditch it entirely, but the Digital World always reproduces it when changing her clothes to her spring/fall wear.
Holy Hand Grenade: Light and/or holy powers. In the english dub, she is referred to as "the worst enemy of darkness".
Holy Child: The people after her aren't necessarily all that interested in killing her, this time around, mind you. It's played for drama on several occasions since it makes her sensitive to the powers of darkness and has more than one Heroic BSOD that Takeru and Miyako have to pull her out from.
"I know I can never be forgiven for what I've done...I'll atone for my own sins."
Ken after realizing the Digital World isn't a video game, and having to face up to all the evil stuff he's done. Ridden with guilt and sorrow, he works hard to try and clean up his act, but perhaps will never completely get over it. Thankfully, Daisuke and Wormmon seem pretty determined to help him reform. In the conclusion of 02, he marries Miyako and becomes a detective (a police officer in the original Japanese version).
Adorkable: Displays traits of this once he joins the team as a contrast to his former Kaiser persona; he's incredibly awkward and somewhat socially inept, but it only makes him come off as more of a nice guy.
The Atoner: He's got a latent death wish and keeps feeling guilty even after sealing Daemon in the Dark Ocean.
Be Careful What You Wish For: As a child Ken, jealous of his older brother and angry that he always got special attention because he was a Child Prodigy, wished for Osamu to disappear. He got a hit by a car shortly afterward. This set the stage for all of the events to follow.
Big Brother Bully: Osamu. He found Ken playing with the Digivice that he thought was his, and exploded at him. Much of it was Osamu snapping under pressure to succeed. On the whole, though, Osamu was a good big brother.
The lighting of that scene (combined with the fact that he was returning from the Digital World after having just been infected by the Dark Spore) might imply that Ken's perspective of what was going on (or his recollection of it) were a bit skewed.
Hilariously lampshaded in the Michi e no Armour Shinka drama, where Ken is signing autographs and Wormmon is telling his fans to stand file in a single line. Yes, the whole thing is crack.
Even funnier is when Daisuke tries to imitate his Emperor persona in order to get more fans, but they all boo at him, saying Ken is cooler. And then after the kids solve a conflict, the girls there thank him...only to go back to fangirling Ken right after.
Death Seeker: His dream in the Lotus-Eater Machine? Watching himself get beaten to death, as the Kaiser, by the Digimon he's hurt. The poor kid's only eleven.
It comes out as early as episode 26, in which Ken is completely ready to blow up the Kaiser's base and himself along with it. (Stingmon shares the self-sacrificial sentiment in the episode, blaming himself for being unable to stop Ken as the Kaiser.) Daisuke snaps him out of it for the time being, but given what he sees in the Lotus-Eater Machine, it doesn't go completely away even up until then.
Easy Amnesia: Dub-only; right after his self-induced coma, he has trouble recognizing who his parents (and the picture of his deceased brother) are, and has some trouble remembering about the Digital World and Wormmon until he gets some mental prompting. It only lasts one episode. (The original just had him rather emotionally detached from his memories, but clearly there.)
Expository Hairstyle Change: As the Digimon Kaizer, his hair is two-toned and spiked, nearly identical to his dead, genius brother's. After his Face-Heel Turn, his hair is more bluish, chin-length, and straight.
Hidden Depths: According to the episode in which he visits Mexico to gather the lost Digimon, he can speak and understand a decent amount of Spanish. One wonders if he really doesn't have some traces of genius after all.
Ineffectual Loner: Downplayed in that he is successful in knocking down Dark Towers with Stingmon after being reformed, but is far more effectual once he becomes part of the True Companions.
The Lancer: Replaces Takeru once he joins the team. After he paired up with Davis as DNA partners the series have never looked back. Just look at most pictures of the team or of the Lancers of the Digimon franchise, official or otherwise.
Laser-Guided Amnesia: Strongly implied to be the case with his memories of the Tag Tamer games. When the memories begin to surface as dreams, SkullSatamon remarks that he's "starting to remember".
Meaningful Name: The kanji used for Ken's name means "intelligence" or "genius", reflecting both his brief stint as a genius under the Kaiser/Emperor persona and the resulting expectations that were placed on him.
School Uniforms are the New Black: He wears his gray Tamachi school uniform in both worlds. He even wears it under his Digimon Kaizer outfit, which may or may not reflect his priorities and the expectations placed upon him.
Davis's partner, a blue dragon-ish wisecracker who quickly becomes best buds with his partner. Before the events of 02, he was actually the partner of Ryo, though it's never mentioned in the show itself.His digivolutions are as follows:
Fresh: Chibomon, a blue blob.
In-Training: DemiVeemon, a miniature (and cuter) version of Veemon. Blows bubbles.
Rookie: Veemon, his default form.
Courage: Flamedramon, a larger Veemon with red fire armor. He is a Dragon Man Digimon, just like WarGreymon, the original user of Crest of Courage.
Friendship: Raidramon, a quadrupedal draconic Beast Digimon, whose form reminiscent of MetalGarurumon, the original user of Crest of Friendship.
Miracles: Magnamon, a draconic Holy Knight Digimon with golden armor.
Hope: Sagittarimon, a centaurian Digimon who wields a large bow. Only appears in CD Drama Armor Evolution to the Unknown.
Champion: ExVeemon. A giant bulked-up Veemon with wings.
Ultimate (DNA/Natural): Paildramon, a Dragon Man Digimon. Essentially ExVeemon with Stingmon's armor, and hip-mounted machine guns. In several video games adaptations which share the same universe as the anime (or crossover like in Digimon Digital Card Battle) where Wormmon has his own Ultimate form (Dinobeemon), Paildramon is Veemon's natural Ultimate form.
DNA/Natural: Imperialdramon Dragon Mode, an Ancient Dragon Digimon with black armor dragon with red wings. In several video games adaptations which share the same universe as the anime (or crossover like in Digimon Digital Card Battle) where Wormmon has his own Mega form (GranKuwagamon), Imperialdramon Dragon Mode is Veemon's natural Mega form.
Imperialdramon Fighter Mode, a humanoid version of Imperialdramon.
Glass Cannon: Flamedramon packs quite a punch, especially with Fire Rocket, but he doesn't take a hit well.
Fragile Speedster: Raidramon can run and attack at high speeds but as Veemon notes, Flamedramon is the better fighter
Jack of All Stats: Ex Veemon can fly so he isn't lacking in speed, and he can take and deliver punishment on the same level as your average champion. unlike most portrayals of this trope, he's actually better at speed and power than the two other forms who specialize in them, quickly making those forms all but obsolete.
Lightning Bruiser: Magnamon. Can fight evenly with Kimeramon and can take quite a deal of punishment. He's far faster than Raidramon and far stronger than Flamedramon (how he compares with Paildramon and Imperialdramon isn't clear)
Power Creep, Power Seep: Imperialdramon's power level varies from material to material. In the actual anime, its vaguely defined, but in his fighter mode, he seems to be vaguely around WarGreymon in power, with Dragon mode being somewhat weaker. In supplemental material, he's occasionally shown to be nearer to Omnimon's power level, but that clearly doesn't gel with his portrayal in the actual anime. This level of power is how he was portrayed in the finale of Young Hunters.
Story Breaker Power: Paladin Mode is easily the most powerful hero digimon in the adventure anime, thanks mostly to the addition of Omnimon's power. He is able to defeat Armageddemon, who prior was only slightly damaged by Omnimon and completely unfazed by Imperialdramon, with a single stab
The Worf Effect: Despite being established as a reasonably powerful mega ( he even touts himself as "the most powerful digimon of all" in his dragon form),he spends most of his fights getting beaten into the ground to hype up his current opponent. In fact, he has no actual kills on a fellow mega level digimon (unless you count an incorporeal spirit who can't fight back), at least not until he becomes Paladin Mode who is immune to this
Yolei's partner, a gentlemanly hawk-like Digimon who is about the only known case of a Digimon partner the opposite gender of their Digidestined. A little more down-to-earth than Yolei, but that doesn't stop him showing off.His digivolutions are as follows:
Fresh: Pururumon, a pink blob with a beak.
In-Training: Poromon, a tiny pink ball with wings and a feather. Blows bubbles.
Rookie: Hawkmon, his default form.
Love: Halsemon (Holsmon), a gryphonnote Where the beast is more a fusion between an eagle and a lion than Mix-and-Match Critters. that uses the digimental as face and back plating.
Friendship: Rinkmon, a badass-looking cyborg with shiny electric armor. Only appears in CD Drama Armor Evolution to the Unknown.
Champion: Aquilamon, a big red eagle with horns.
Ultimate (DNA/Natural): Silphymon, a white & red warrior with Hawkmon's feathers, Gatomon's ears, and a metal visor. In several video games adaptations which share the same universe as the anime (or crossover like in Digimon Digital Card Battle), this is his natural Ultimate form.
Mega: Valkyrimon, an eagle-themed warrior only seen in the Wonder Swan games.
Ambiguous Gender: Silphymon is named for female mythical creature of the air. For bonus points, each of these forms relates in some way to Kari and Gatomon (Valkyrimon is Sylphimon's digivolution, and Harpymon is Hawkmon's Armor Digivolution via the Digi-Egg of Light).
Gender-Blender Name: In several video games adaptation where Silphymon is his natural Ultimate form, and also where he has Mega form, Valkyrimon, he has nothing to do with Hikari and Tailmon, though. So, Silphymon and Valkyrimon are just males with feminine names.
Fanservice: Silphymon. It's uncertain whether it's a guy or not, but that doesn't stop the fangirls.
Mr. Fanservice: Outside of this anime, Silphymon is male. Evidently, in the movie Digimon X-Evolution, Silphymon only talks with Aquilamon's voice and lack of Tailmon's voice. Also, Valkyrimon qualifies for this trope because he has nothing to do with Tailmon.
Giant Flyer: His further evolutions, particularly Aquilamon.
Spell My Name with an S: "Halsemon" is an attempted Anglicization of "Holsmon", where "Hols" is an attempted Anglicization of "Horusmon."note Compare Sethmon, another Love Digimental evolution, but with Veemon as the base rather than Hawkmon.
Ultimate (DNA/Natural): Shakkoumon, a white and gold angel/clay doll combination. In several video games adaptations which share the same universe as the anime (or crossover like in Digimon Digital Card Battle), this is his natural Ultimate form.
Mega: Vikemon, a viking walrus-like creature only seen in the Wonder Swan games.
Voiced by: Megumi Urawa (JP), Robert Axelrod (EN)
Ambiguous Robots: Submarimon. Officially referred to as an 'Aquatic Digimon' or a 'Sea Animal Digimon',he is a living submarine and has next to no organic parts
First seen as the Digimon Emperor's minion, a caterpillar-like Digimon who eventually rebels to help the Digidestined defeat him. Doesn't do too much after Ken's Heel-Face Turn, but evolves into Stingmon and is awesome.
Fresh: Leafmon, a green blob with a leaf.
In-Training: Minomon, Wormmon's head attached to a pinecone. Blows bubbles.
Light: Quetzalmon, an armored Quetzalcoatl who can uses various wind and ice-based attacks. Only appears in a crossover in Digimon Digital Card Battle. And yes, despite digivolved and armored with Digi-Egg of Light, his powers are all based on wind and ice!
The Conscience: Wormmon plays a badly mistreated and loyal conscience to Ken.
Cowardly Lion: He's meek and gentle, but he'll do anything for Ken.
Dark Is Not Evil / My Species Doth Protest Too Much: Wormmon is notably a Virus-type, but doesn't seem to be that much of a bad guy - not even if he serves the Kaiser. In fact, he really is a good guy - his loyalty isn't to the Kaiser, but to the kind and gentle Ken that he believes is still there in some form.
Mr. Fanservice: as Stingmon, to the point that he manages to attract Rosa, a young Mexican Digidestined girl.
My Master, Right or Wrong: Will serve Ken no matter what, even if he's the Digimon Kaiser. The only reason he ever turns against him is because he's afraid that Ken will end up destroying himself, and that he's lost the "true Ken" that he loves.
Satellite Character: During the duration of the Digimon Emperor arc since he's just there for Ken to abuse and yell out, until the end that is.
Took a Level in Badass: Initially a Butt Monkey, but when he's able to evolve into Stingmon, who in his second fight was eventually matched Rockmon/Golemmon, who had taken on the rest of the main digimon and curbstomped them.
Undying Loyalty: To where Ken didn't put a ring on him at the time when he was the Kaiser. He was only loyal to Ken, not the Kaiser, and promptly knocks him off of Devidramon.
He's back with TK and has probably changed less than his partner has, which causes a bit of angst. Rarely if ever becomes Angemon. Also check out the Digimon Adventure Character page for more details.His new Digivolutions this season are:
Hope: Pegasusmon (Pegasmon), a golden-armored winged horse with Patamon's skintone and Patamon's wings as ears.
Light: Manbomon, a white-armored golden sunfish who wears Red Boxing Gloves. Again, despite digivolved from Digi-Egg of Light, his attacks in this form are based on water! Only appears in CD Drama Armor Evolution to the Unknown.
Combination Attack: As Pegasusmon, has one with Nefertimon, Golden Noose (Sanctuary Bind), which creates a thread of golden light to tie things up with.
Crippling Overspecialization: Angemon gets hit with this HARD. His holy attacks that are super effective against all the evil digimon they fought in Adventure mean nothing when the artificially created control spire Digimon.
Pegasus: The general design of Pegasusmon, though it has the same fur as Patamon.
Energy Weapon: Pegasusmon's Equus Beam attack, which fires a triangular energy blast.
Flechette Storm / Magic Hair: Pegasusmon's Wind Mane attack, which fires needles from its mane. It was a rather handy attack for destroying multiple Dark Rings back when the Big Bad was the Kaiser for a reason.
The Worf Effect: This time around, Angemon had a tendency to get this. Meanwhile, Seraphimon's debut in the film kickstarted his recurring tendency to be this in Digimon canon as a whole.
Back and a little more friendly now, although she's had a power downgrade after losing her tail-ring. Without it, she's only as powerful as a rookie. Check out the Digimon Adventure Character page for more details.Her new Digivolutions this season are:
Light: Nefertimon, a flying cat with Egyptian-themed armor. Based off a sphinx
Reliability: Tylomon, a blue-armored Sea Dragon Digimon, based on a type of Mosasaur, and vaguely resembling a shark, who can uses water-based attacks and homing torpedo. Only appears in a crossover in Digimon Digital Card Battle.
Knowledge: Butterflymon, a yellow-armored humanoid butterfly. Only appears in CD Drama Armor Evolution to the Unknown.
Ultimate (DNA): Silphymon, a white & red warrior with Hawkmon's feathers, Gatomon's ears, and a metal visor.
Chainmail Bikini: Nefertimon's armor - consisting of gauntlets, a full headed helmet, a breastplate, and pauldrons that would make Space Marines proud. This time the breastplate, while shapely, does fully covers her abdomen. However, her lower half of her body is lacking any armor at all.
Combination Attack: As Nefertimon, has one with Pegasusmon, Golden Noose (Sanctuary Bind), which creates a thread of golden light to tie things up with.
Cloudcuckoolander: In one dub episode, Gatomon goes into a random tirade about TV antennas, asking why they're called rabbit ears and not cat ears. Kari looks at her incredulously, asking "This is what you think of?!"
Weak, but Skilled: She still knows how to fight as a Gatomon, but lacks the Champion-level power associated with it because she doesn't have her tail ring.
Jun is Davis's older sister, and they're alike to the hair. She doesn't figure much into the plot, but has a large crush on Matt. After the infamous Christmas episode, she drops her thing for Matt and then locks-on to Joe's second older brother, Shuu.
I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: The hate from Matt/Sora shippers is doubly ridiculous, since she actually gave up on Matt willingly as soon as she saw him with Sora and showed no bad feelings towards them, aside of just moping around a bit like almost any teenage girl would. If Tai was the chosen one, she would likely behave the same way - and maybe even more, considering that Tai is Davis's Big Brother Mentor of sorts.
Kiddie Kid: She is 17 years old but acts very childishly sometimes, particularly when it comes to romance.
Living Lie Detector: Jun knows her way around a few poker tells, which is how she got Matt to go out on a date with her in the first place (by not ratting him out when he came by and lied to her face about her brother coming home late).
Obfuscating Stupidity: Don't be fooled. When she's on her game, she knows how to make your day miserable.
Official Couple: With Joe's middle brother Shuu. It's All There in the Manual according to the Michi e no Armor Shinka! audio drama, she even goes to meet Shuu's parents before a Valentine's date.
Older Than They Look: You'd be forgiven for assuming she was the same three years older to Davis as it is with the Kamiya and Ishida/Takaishi siblings. Even with the hair, she's shorter than Matt.
When Hurricane Touchdown was absorbed into Digimon The Movie, Willis ended up absorbing the Info Dump roles of two of Izzyu's foreign friends. He also managed to create the Digimon that became Diaboromon when its egg was infected by a virus.
Free-Range Children: The boy hitch-hikes from New York to Colorado, which is how he meets Davis, Yolei, and Cody.
Kidanova: He kisses Miyako and Hikari at the end of the movie and mentioned having a Japanese girlfriend. In the drama CD, he slightly flirts with Mimi and is surprised when Natchan is more interested in Daisuke than him.
Momma's Boy: He's shown going out of his way to call his mother frequently in the Japanese version.
One of Willis's two Digimon and the only one still with him during the events of Hurricane Touchdown. In original Japanese, despite Terriermon is his default form, he is always called as his In-Training form: Gummymon.His digivolutions are as follows:
In-Training: Gummymon, a green squishy blob with one horn.
Rookie: Terriermon, his default form. A small canine with Ear Wings.
Destiny: Rapidmon (Armor), also known as GoldenRapidmon to distinct him with Digimon Tamers's counterpart. A humanoid canine covered with holy armors and wears two Holy Rings on each of his thighs, who can fire homing missiles.
Willis's other Digimon. This one disappeared under mysterious circumstances and has been stalking Willis in the form of Wendigomon ever since.His digivolutions are as follows:
In-Training: Chocomon, a Palette Swap of Gummymon with browny pink colour and three horns.
Rookie: Lopmon, a Palette Swap of Terriermon with brown colour and three horns. Despite being Palette Swap, Lopmon is referred as rabbit, not dog like Terriermon. This form is only seen at the ending of original Japanese.
Champion: Endigomon (Wendigomon). The virus who corrupted Chocomon has dark-digivolved him into this bestial giant rabbit man Digimon.
Ultimate: Antylamon Virus. The corrupting virus has further dark-digivolved him into a leaner giant rabbit Digimon who is veryfast.
Cherubimon Vice: The corrupting virus has even further dark-digivolved him into this bestial Fallen Angel Digimon.
Cherubimon Virtue: After he is purified from the virus, Cherubimon is recovered into this angelic beast Digimon, only to Disappears into Light shortly after.
Big Bad: For the movie The Golden Digimentals. Though unwillingly due to he is corrupted by an unknown virus.
Big "NO!": Gives one in the original version when he realizes how different things in the present are from how he remembers them.
Body Horror: Oh, God, yes. Wendigomon unleashes laser cannons from its torso flesh, but its Cherubimon that takes the cake with his rotting ears, rotting frill, and flesh that tears like paper (not mentioning, of course, that he bleeds black snow). The sheer wrongness of how Cherubimon works is as much of a threat as Cherubimon itself.
Death Seeker: In the dub, though he was only able to hint at it by saying "destroy" repeatedly.
Despair Event Horizon: Crosses it when Willis tells him that all of his good memories of them together are in the past. He draws on the power of whatever caused him to disappear years ago in order to digivolve. This gives it full control of his body.
Detachment Combat: As Cherubimon, he swallows Magnamon and Rapidmon by respawning his head behind them when they think he's down.
Eat Me/Swallowed Whole: The latter happens in the original to Magnamon and Rapidmon. The dub turns it into the former.
Lean and Mean: Antylamon Virus looks leaner than his other forms.
Mental World: He trapped the season one Digidestined in his mindscape.
Not Himself: When Kari shows up and sees Cherubimon, she says that it's not Kokomon anymore. Something else is acting through him.
Nothing Is Scarier: At least in the original Japanese, we never find out what possessed him and caused him to disappear in the first place. Subverted in the dub, while we never the know what exactly the virus is, we do know that the virus is the same who corrupted Diaboromon.
One-Winged Angel: Cherubimon. Bonus points for Cherubimon being an angel Digimon.
Punched Across the Room: He gets pistol-whipped by Gargomon, who is maybe a tenth his size, so hard that he flies through a billboard and lands several hundred feet away.
Reality Warper: As Cherubimon, he was able to reverse the colors of the scenery and de-age the characters.
Symbolic Blood: Any injuries that Cherubimon receives emit black spheres, which he can also use to attack. When he is destroyed from the inside, he coughs up some kind of pink cloud. The latter is accompanied by a splattering sound in the dub.
Theme Twin Naming: In both the original and the dub, he is referred to by the name of his In-Training form.
This Is Your Brain on Evil/The Corruption: In the prologue, Kokomon is spirited away by some ill-defined force; when he returns, he's bigger, nastier, more violent, and consumed with a fixation on playing with Willis. Since he's vaguely aware Willis has grown up, he decides to get a hold of every kid he can find with the same model of digivice.
With every evolution, he loses more and more hold on his actual self and becomes more and more of a perversion of childish innocence; its Mega form (identified in external materials as Cherubimon - Vice) is a Giant Monster Clown Rabbit with a really freaky laugh.
Cherubimon is at that point basically an avatar of whatever force kidnapped Kokomon. When Kari first sees Wendigomon, she describes it as a "crying digimon". When she first sees Cherubimon Vice, she realizes that the crying digimon is completely absent.
Yandere: A non-romantic version toward Willis, who he seems to just want to play with. He has no idea of how much time had passed since he disappeared.
"Time? I've given you time to answer all of my questions, and you haven't answered one yet. I should just destroy you and move on. It seems to be my purpose in life, and if that's so, then so be it. I will dedicate myself to being the most powerful... But I have to know if that is my true destiny, or if there is something more for me in this world than just fighting. Y'know, like a reason why I'm here. For some, it's money. Others, power. And for you perhaps, friendship. But I have to know the reason why I was created."
Created from a hundred Dark Spires as the ultimate evil Digimon, he is a dark clone of the final form of Agumon. He is hell-bent on destroying the Cosmic Keystones of the Digital World as he believes it will solve the existential crisis he suffers from due to his unusual origin, but he may not be as bad as he appears.
In "Duel Of The War Greymon", he was fighting both WarGreymon and Imperialdramon in Fighter Mode, both of them are Megas like him with one at least able to match his power; BlackGreymon still was fighting evenly despite the disadvantage.
BlackWarGreymon: Did you create your two flunkies because you were afraid to be alone? What's the matter, cat got your tongue?
Oikawa: That's absurd! Do you really think I'm that foolish? I can obliterate you in a heartbeat, don't forget that!"
BlackWarGreymon: "Do you think that power is going to bring you happiness? If you do, then you're living in a dream. Power is isn't going to help you escape the loneliness you feel because you don't have any friends. It just makes it worse. Take it from me, the more powerful you get, the more alone you become. Can't take the truth, can you?
Curbstomp Battle: Delivers one in almost every battle with the DigiDestined. Being a Mega versus three Ultimates at best does that. Even against War Greymon and Imperialdramon, he still was fighting on even terms.
The Determinator: Bleeding oil and having a good portion of his armor destroyed didn't stop him from trying to pick a fight with Azulongmon.
The Dragon: He was supposed to be this for Arukenimon, but he abandoned her immediately. The fact that his following actions during that arc matched Arukenimon's plans was pure coincidence; he was never loyal to her.
Noble Demon: Not counting other Control Spire ones, he merely beat Digimon instead of destroying them, and he always gave the DigiDestined the chance to stand aside whenever they confronted him at a Destiny Stone.
Villainous Breakdown: "I keep asking questions of my enemies, and yet I still get no answers. Why am I so different from them? Why was I created like this? Well, if they won't answer me, then why should I be concerned about them anymore? I have given every opponent the chance to convince me otherwise, but now I am through talking. Why should I care if they are destroyed? Or for that matter, their whole precious Digital World?! Destroying the Destiny Stone means my own destruction as well, but if that's what it takes to finally find my answer, then so be it."
Villainous Valor: Shakkoumon shows up and is the first thing to really start to hurt him, and despite taking a beating from him and Paildramon and Silphymon, he still gets back up, and promptly curbstomps all three of them.
What Measure Is A Non-Digimon?: Arukenimon's creations before and after him had no free will or intelligence and were bent on doing whatever she told them to do. Thus the DigiDestined had no problems destroying them. BlackWarGreymon somehow ended up gaining free will due to the number of Control Spires used to make him, leaving everyone unsure of what to do about him. Even he wondered if he was really alive or not, which was the primary source of his constant frustration.
Digimon Emperor (Digimon Kaiser) aka Ken Ichijouji
"Of course, I am the only perfect human being."
A mysterious, human villain (a first for the series) who's taken over the Digital World and is causing random destruction and terror, using Dark Spires to prevent evolution and Dark Rings to mind-control Digimon.
Bullying a Dragon: He decided to go into a Whirlpool and encounters Devimon, who is implied to be from the first series, and absorbs his data for his Kimeramon project in spite of being warned of the consequences. Then he starts hearing voices and eventually sees Kimeramon go berserk. Oops.
Combat Pragmatist: In his more saner moments, he has done some rather simple yet effective strategies. Sometimes, he would use traps to disarm the children from their Digivices to prevent evolution and improved his technology just so he can use an Ultimate on them. There were also times he could have won when he wasn't screwing around.
The Cracker: Using his programming skills to enslave and conquer.
Underestimating Badassery: He tended to forget some of those children took on Megas without batting an eyelash. One of them even beat the living daylights out of him.
Unwitting Pawn: Overtime, it was shown he was really the tool to some other Digimon.
"Beware, child. Our master can sense your power too. And he will come for you."
A Lovecraft-inspired Ultimate-level Digimon, and the apparent ruler of the Dark Ocean, and its mysterious inhabitants. He only appeared briefly in one episode, in which his followers (who had been shackled with Dark Spirals) brought Kari to their world, though with T.K., Gatomon, and Patamon's help she escaped. The Dark Ocean creatures warned Kari that their master could sense her power and would come for her. He never did (though it's possible he was pulling the strings offscreen in the episode "Opposites Attract").
"Kimeramon is my ultimate creation. I combined the most powerful parts of other Digimon to form this unstoppable fighting creature. His Heat Viper attack will melt my enemies into oblivion."
An abhorrent beast created by the Digimon Emperor using data copied from close to a dozen other Digimon. An Ultimate, he was going to be Ken's partner in his complete subjugation of the Digital World, but unfortunately for him, Kimeramon grew uncontrollable, and became just as big a threat to him as everyone else. It was only through Wormmon sacrificing himself to give Magnamon a boost in power that Kimeramon was completely annihilated by Magna Explosion.
Voiced by: Tom Wyner (EN)
All Your Powers Combined: Almost every single family of Digimon-kind is represented here. Virus Busters (Angemon), Nightmare Soldiers (Devimon, Skull-Greymon), Jungle Troopers (Kabuterimon, Kuwagamon), Dragon's Roar (Greymon, Monochromon), Nature Spirits (Garurumon), Wind Guardians (Airdramon), and Metal Empire (Metal Greymon). No Deep Savers, mind you. Of course, that's the last thing Kimeramon would need; submarine capabilities.
The Juggernaut: Only Magnamon was able to faze Kimeramon, and even he technically lost in their fight, experiencing a Heroic RROD that undoubtedly would have led to his destruction had Wormmon not sacrificed himself to give Magnamon the chance to use an attack that ended up turning him back into DemiVeeMon (so it's a good thing it worked).
Kaiju: Kimeramon is a colossus. Nobody does any climbing, though.
Killed Off for Real: Given the circumstances of his creation its a bit doubtful that he'd reincarnate like any other Digimon.
Legacy Character: Milleniummon was created by the fusion of a Kimeramon and a Machinedramon, and the Dark Spore he infected Ken with may have influenced him into creating another Kimeramon.
Light Is Not Good: His attribute is Data, probably because the Data and Vaccine types that compose him outnumber the Virus ones.
Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: In-universe this seems to be Ken's design concept - take the best parts of the coolest and most powerful Digimon to create the ultimate fighting machine. He even adds MetalGreymon's hair for no apparent reason other than it looks good. This is especially funny because MetalGreymon is the most powerful Digimon he used along with SkullGreymon (with the possible exception of Devimon, who, being a Champion-level, we don't know how he would fare in a battle against an Ultimate, but is obviously much more powerful than most other Champion-levels). He didn't pick MetalGreymon's trident-hook-robotic arm, he didn't pick his breastplate nuke, he didn't pick his metallic helmet, no, he went with the only part in his body that seems to serve no function at all other than looking cool, though it could have something to do with heat dispersal.
Oh Crap: The look on his face as he's being vaporized by Magna Explosion.
Retcon: Kimeramon as originally conceived was an Ultimate (Mega) level, on equal power with, say, Machinedramon (see below). Possibly because the Card Game's restrictions on Armor evolving reduced Magnamon to a Champion equivalent, Kimeramon was bumped down to Perfect (Eng: Ultimate) to put him closer to Magnamon's abilities.
Sinister Silhouettes: Before his actual debut, he made a few apperances as a blacked out figure on monitors.
The Voiceless: The only time he actually speaks is when he's announcing Heat Viper.
What Measure Is a Non-Human?: Unlike in almost every other case, the DigiDestined have no qualms about destroying him. It's probably because he was put together by Ken, and isn't a "true" Digimon.
Archnemon & Mummymon
Arukenimon (Archnemon) & Mummymon
After the Digimon Emperor's defeat, these two mysterious villains start appearing in the Digital World and causing trouble. Both are humanoid, although Arukenimon resembles a spider and Mummymon, well, a mummy. Arukenimon has the power to turn the remaining Dark Spires into evil Digimon, but otherwise they're not really that powerful, and tend to hide from the Chosen Children.
Cruel and Unusual Death / Alas, Poor Villain: Both of them suffer horrible fates. After Arukenimon returns him to power, MaloMyotismon tortures her to death. Her partner Mummymon doesn't fare much better. After he tries to avenge her death, MaloMyotismon incinerates him. Even our heroes are horrified by this.
Joker Immunity: Given that the DigiDestined gained the propensity to curb stomp them not long after their debuts, they lasted very long especially given the significant threat they posed. The two made sure they wouldn't confront the DigiDestined directly. Hey, they gotta get Genre Savvy sooner or later.
Evil Plan: "Alright, so now you know. Big deal. Our plan was a simple one. Build as many Control Spires as possible, and destroy the balance of the Digital World once and for all. You got a problem? So sue me."
Fake Ultimate Hero: Fake Ultimate Villain, in her case. She initially took all the credit for manipulating Ken into doing everything he did as the Digimon Emperor, though it would later turn out she was just the lackey of Oikawa, who in turn was being manipulated by Myotismon.
Magic Music: She once used a flute to control insect and arachnid Digimon, including Stingmon and Digmon.
Mook Maker: She can use her hair to turn the Control Spires that Ken made into fake Digimon. They're pretty powerful as well, but essentially mindless monsters completely devoted to whatever she orders them to do (though BlackWarGreymon somehow got a mind of his own). However, because of this, the DigiDestined have no moral qualms about destroying them because they're not sentient or even alive.
Think Happy Thoughts: "Those DigiBrats make me so tense! I've got to try and relax. Maybe I should think happy thoughts. Let's see; evil spells, crushing my enemies, more Control Spires, less DigiDestined. Oh, I can't keep those kids out of my head!"
Supernatural Angst: "I can't help but remember that conversation with BlackWarGreymon. He's a Digimon, and Oikawa's a human, so what are we supposed to be? Chopped liver, virtual viruses, horror film wannabees? I'm telling you my dear, this is giving me a vast feeling of inferiority!"
This Is Unforgivable: After MaloMyotismon's brutal torture and murder of his love, Arukenimon, right in front of him, he becomes both heartbroken and PISSED OFF at the same time, and, in his own Crowning Moment Of Awesome, he lets him know of this in no uncertain terms.
Mummymon: You don't scare me! You've taken away my Arukenimon, and now I'm going to make you pay for what you did to her! MaloMyotismon: Hah. What do you plan to do, wrap me in another useless Snake Bandage? You scare me even less than these DigiDestined fools from the other world. Mummymon: Then I will teach you to fear me!!
Tongue Trauma: Being jumped on (just as he's about to slurp some soup) by Digitamamon and Tapirmon causes him to bite his tongue - and considering how sharp his teeth are...yeah.
Arukenimon: Anyone ever tell you you have bad breath?
Mummymon: Why that's impossible. I think I brushed my teeth at least a year ago.
"I have to harvest all the Dark Spores in order for me to fulfill my deepest desire. I've always wanted to go to the Digital World."
Who'd have thunk there's not one but two human villains in this season? As a child, he and his best friend, Cody's father, made contact with the Digital World through their video games. After Cody's father died, Oikawa became obsessed with visiting the Digital World of their dreams, making him easy prey for Myotismon's wayward data to manipulate in order to resurrect himself.
Family-Unfriendly Death: Myotismon's spirit exiting his body through the mouth fatally injures him, though before it can kill him, he redeems himself by using the power of the alternate dimension to turn himself into pure energy that will restore and guard the Digital World.
Famous Last Words: "Don't worry. I'll always be here, inside the Digital World. I shall protect it. Goodbye, DigiDestined, and thank you."
Freudian Excuse: He was already a withdrawn person, but at least he had Cody's father to hang out with. When he died, he was distraught and very lonely and began to obsess on going to the Digital World which they discovered, by any means. Even allowing a malevolent Digimon to take over his body.
Take Over the World: "My plan is working perfectly. Soon I will be powerful enough to destroy those DigiDestined once and for all, and take my rightful place as ruler of the Digital World!" However, that was probably Myotismon talking.
We Wait: "Excellent. With the spores implanted, we just have to wait. In time, they'll bloom inside the children."
World-Healing Wave: Lets loose one of these with his dying breath, converting himself into energy and undoing the damage MaloMyotismon had caused to the Digital World. More justifed than most since he used a world already said to be capable of making your dreams become a reality to make it happen.
"It's been a long time, but I remember you were a good friend of Hiroki's. You never had many friends, and I always thought you were a bit of an odd duck, but I never imagined that you'd go completely mad."
An exceedingly powerful Digimon that has a dominant hand in both Adventure, and has some presence in the world of Digimon Tamers. Ironically, it's never seen in any of the actual shows (save for a brief cameo in "Invasion of the Daemon Corps") but he created the Dark Spores and corrupted Ken with them, triggering Ken's Start of Darkness.His alternate forms are as follows:
MoonMillenniummon: Basically his soul given form as a Digimon, it is a two-headed serpentine creature sealed within a crystal.
ZeedMillenniummon: His ultimate form, a two-headed entity sealed within power-supressing fractal code, and whose lower half is crystal.
All There in the Manual: His own origin story and how it ties into the 02; he self-destructed after Ken and Ryo Akiyama (yes, THAT one) defeated him in the Wonderswan games, scattering the Dark Spores everywhere and implanting Ken with one.
Bigger Bad: Responsible for almost everything that goes wrong in 02 but only shows up for a three second cameo. (He figures more prominently in the Wonderswan games and the Digimon Battle Spirit game).
"The two worlds will unite in darkness, then they shall both be mine!"
His spirit survived destruction at the hands of WarGreymon and MetalGarurumon last season, and he spent three years possessing Oikawa and working on his eventual return. He's even more malicious and determined than he was last time - the first thing he did upon resurrecting was torture and murder his minions to test his new power.His new Digivolutions this season are:
Hijacked by Ganon: A villain from Adventure who wasn't even the most powerful. However, at least vaguely foreshadowed by BlackWarGreymon sensing him inside his host, and claiming that he cannot be allowed into the Digital World again. Technically, there's a bit of foreshadowing from the very first episode, though it's really hard to notice. The mark displayed on the Emperor's eyemask is identical to the mark on Myotismon's coffin from Adventure.
The Mon Behind The Man: He's the one who is behind the major events in the series; from the manipulations of Oikawa and Ken and the creations of Arukenimon and Mummymon to the wars of the Digital Emperor, the creations of the Dark Towers, the Dark Rings and Kimeramon and then the invasions of the real world, creation of BlackWarGreymon, the destructions of the Destiny Stones and the power upgrades of the Dark Spores.
Talking the Monster to Death: Literally, as he falls to pieces when the Dark Spore children talk about their hopes and dreams, and expel the darkness he was using to withstand the light of the DigiDestined.
He gets one more of this reaction when the Dark Spore children that have become DigiDestined start talking about their hopes and dreams, causing him to literally fall to pieces until only his shadow remains to scream such a phrase believing that he cannot allow himself to be made to disappear by the "paltry children" as he calls them.