Hero of Another Story / The Load: Katsuharu, Teppei, Chiaki, and Teruo whose brief appearance suggest they might have been candidates for the other four spirits.
Takuya begins the series as a typical "goggle boy", (only he wears a hat underneath his gray and square goggles)—energetic and athletic, but tending to act without thinking and very stubborn. He has a strong sense of justice, and tries to use his power to do what he believes is right. His Spirits are the reincarnations of AncientGreymon, Warrior of Flame.His Spirit Evolutions are as follows:
Rookie: Flamemon, a small humanoid with goat-like features and red hair. He temporarily becomes this form for an episode in the Real World
Human Hybrid: Agunimon (Agnimon), a demon man digimon. He resembles a human wearing dragon armor that is reminiscent of Greymon
Beast Hybrid: BurningGreymon (Vritramon), A demon dragon digimon. A vaguely humanoid dragon with an Arm Cannon on each wrist
Advance Hybrid: Aldamon, a demon man digimon. Basically, Agunimon's head and hands on BurningGreymon's body.
Zeta Hybrid: EmperorGreymon (KaiserGreymon), A dragon warrior digimon. More or less a heavily armored WarGreymon with a huge sword that doubles as a crossbow.
Leitmotif: "Honoo no Theme", which translates to "Theme of Flame"; it's an instrumental rendition of his Image Song.
Lightning Bruiser: Mixes this with Jack of All Stats. He hits pretty hard (not quite as hard as JP's evolutions, at least compared level to level) and he's surprisingly mobile and agile (though he's not as fast as Zoe or Koji)
Agunimon's original self, AncientGreymon, is a quadrupedal BurningGreymon with Agunimon's leg armor on the forelegs.
Morphic Resonance: EmperorGreymon's helmet has a metallic version the horns from Agunimon's mask in the equivalent locations (right next to the eyes). In both forms, it's a Call Back to WarGreymon In addition, Susanoomon has Agunimon's belt buckle, though the buckle has a different symbol on it. It's from MagnaGarurumon, but it's the right color, the same shape and in the same place. Agunimon's Facial Markings also appear on Susanoomon.
Not a Game: Takuya eventually realizes that he must put more effort into his responsibilities as a legendary warrior, and make a greater effort to safeguard the lives of his friends.
Ship Tease / Will They or Won't They?: With Zoe, they do a sort of flirting-while-denying it thing throughout the series, and an episode right near the end all but outright states that they like each other (and in that way, no matter Takuya's protests)
Sigil Spam: All of his Digimon forms except BurningGreymon have a stylized fire kanji somewhere on their person. EmperorGreymon has two on his chestplate.
Spam Attack: BurningGreymon's Pyro Barrage and Aldamon's Atomic Inferno.
Story Breaker Power: Like Koji, he gets a Zeta Hybrid (the equivalent of a second evolution Mega, like Omnimon or Gallantmon Crimson mode, though perhaps not quite as strong). EmperorGreymon is second only to Susanoomon as far as our heroes' Digimon goes and perhaps third strongest in the series after he proves his superiority over Dynasmon
Koji starts the series as the group loner - a kid who wanted friends, but always tried not to get too attached because he believed they'd always go their separate ways eventually. He showed up to help the other DigiDestined from time to time, and then eventually joins the group permanently. He often distances himself from the others, refusing to let anyone get too close to him. His Spirits are the reincarnations of AncientGarurumon, Warrior of Light.His Spirit Evolutions are as follows:
Human Hybrid: Lobomon (Wolfmon),a warrior digimon. His appearance is that of a human wearing wolf themed armor that vaguely resembles Garurumon
Beast Hybrid: KendoGarurumon (Garmmon), A cyborg digimon. A robotic wolf with wings and roller skates. Strongly resembles MetalGarurumon
Advance Hybrid: Beowulfmon, a warrior digimon. Basically, Lobomon wearing parts of KendoGarurumon as armor and weapons.
Zeta Hybrid: MagnaGarurumon, A cyborg digimon. A humanoid wolf wearing heavy armor and artillery
Non-Indicative Name: KendoGarurumon doesn't really have anything to do with Kendo. Early promotional material for the dub named the character as BladeGarurumon, a name which made at least slightly more sense, before it was changed.
For that matter, Beo Wulfmon doesn't have a whole lot to do with Beowulf.
Protagonist Power Up Privileges: To a greater degree than his counterparts in the first two seasons. Like Takuya, he gets two more power levels than the rest of the heroes.
Sibling Yin-Yang: In a literal way. His wields the Light spirits, while Kouichi uses the Darkness spirits.
Story Breaker Power: like Takuya, he gains the ultra-powerful Zeta Hybrid ( equivalent to a second evolution Mega, like Omnimon or Gallantmon crimson mode, though not quite that powerful), although he's clearly not quite on Takuya's level
Theme Twin Naming: Koichi and Koji, or "first light" and "second light" respectively.
Wolf Man: Lobomon appears as a humanoid wearing wolf armor.
Zoe Orimoto (Orimoto Izumi)
"I won't act like someone I'm not just so I can be popular."
Zoe is the only girl in the group. She is very kind and while she fights, she does it to protect others and herself. As Ranamon put it, she's usually too nice to kill an enemy. Although, she does still have her tough side, and is not afraid of speaking her mind when she feels strongly about something. She is very good looking too, and all the guys have a crush on her, especially J.P. Her Spirits are the reincarnations of AncientKazemon, Warrior of Wind.Her spirit evolutions are as follows:
Human Hybrid: Kazemon (Fairymon), a fairy digimon. She is an attractive girl wearing purple armor with butterfly wings
Beast Hybrid: Zephyrmon (Shutumon), A bird-man digimon. Resembles a more mature looking Kazemon with more feral armor and large bird wings as well as an odd bird wing shaped haircut.
Dude Magnet: Takuya , Koji, and JP have all shown some interest in her. Even Tommy shows slight jelousy when she is giving Takuya and Koji a hug but not him and JP, and the Honey Beemon and Toucanmon are both attracted to her.
Expy: Has traits of Sora and Mimi from the first series.
Facial Markings: A green stripe on either cheek and on either side of the forehead as Kazemon.
Fanservice: Gotta love a girl who can envision herself modeling skimpy bathing suits and win an eating contest all in the span of three or four episodes, not to mention the skimpy outfits of her Digimon forms.
She seems to be the first Digimon main female drawn for fanservice. Not only the aforementioned, but she wears a short shirt that shows her stomach, has long blonde hair, and has a sexy pink skirt. She even has moments where she's shown undressing, and one where she's almost naked with Takuya and J.P. walking in on accident staring, showing further she was intended for fanservice.
Not to mention the fact that almost all the males in the show are shown to be attracted to her somewhat, even her own teammates. At times, she even has used her good looks to bribe males into doing things for her, especially J.P.
Faux Action Girl: Even compared to other examples of this trope, it's ridiculous. Kazemon is probably the only main character Digimon in the series to lose after evolving for the first time. Zephyrmon averts this.
Fridge Brilliance: That may be an in-universe reason for her using her Beast Spirit more than the others. Zephyrmon took out her first opponent with one hit and no "must control the beast spirit's power" time.
Tommy is the youngest member of the group. He is always genuine in his feelings and looks up to Takuya Kanbara as his hero. As the series progresses, Tommy learns to stand up for himself, even fighting his own battles. His Spirits are the reincarnations of AncientMegatheriummon, Warrior of Ice.His spirit evolutions are as follows:
Human Hybrid: Kumamon (Chakkumon),a beast man digimon. A humanoid polar bear with green armor and a snowball cannon
Beast Hybrid: Korikakumon (Blizzarmon), A beast digimon. Resembles a large white yeti with spear-tipped dread-locks and two huge axes
Stolen Good, Returned Better: After being stolen by the Toucanmon, Tommy's D-Tector is sold to Datamon, who adds Tommy's Beast Spirit before returning it to him.
This Is Unforgivable: In the ninth episode, he wakes up from a nightmare saying "I won't forgive you!" repeatedly as he attacks his own friends. Interestingly, it's worth noting that this was due to being manipulated by Bakumon into going against his own friends before Takuya realizes what is going on and goes to purify Bakumon.
Vocal Dissonance: As Korikakumon, his voice sounds almost exactly like it does in human form except that it's more gravelly.
Your Size May Vary: As Korikakumon, he varied in size from about 2.5 to three times the height of the human characters (about ten to thirteen feet) to more than twenty feet in one instance.
J.P. Shibayama (Shibayama Junpei)
At the start of the series, J.P. shows some jealousy towards Takuya Kanbara, the main character of this series for being Tommy Himi's hero and being able to combine both of his Digimon forms into a more powerful form. He also shows feelings for Zoe Orimoto, the only female of the group. J.P. also seems to have a hidden fear of being alone - despite being constantly surrounded by people when he was in the real world, he felt that he had never really been anyone's real friend. His Spirits are the reincarnations of AncientBeetlemon, Warrior of Thunder.His spirit evolutions are as follows:
Human Hybrid: Beetlemon (Blitzmon),a cyborg digimon. a large humanoid beetle with electric powers
Beast Hybrid: MetalKabuterimon (Bolgmon), A cyborg digimon. A cross between a beetle-shaped mech and an army tank.
Throw the Dog a Bone: In a possible attempt to make J.P. look more mature in the eyes of his companions, Zoe in particular, Latin American dubs often implied that Zoe was starting to like J.P. She even mentions a possibility to let him take her on a date someday; while in the original Japanese script (and english version) Zoe just goes up to respect J.P., it never goes past that.
Koichi Kimura (Kimura Kouichi)
Koji's twin brother, who was Separated at Birth from Koji when they were born due to their parents' divorce. Prior to the start of the series, after finding of Koji's existence from his grandmother on her deathbed, he watched Koji in secret to find out more about him, but slowly developed loneliness from being unable to meet with his brother and resentment from the fact Koji's family was more well-off than him and his struggling mother. On the day Koji was summoned to the Digital World, Koichi followed him in secret but failed to follow him and fell down a set of stairs, after which his soul was taken away by Cherubimon and he was brainwashed and turned into Duskmon. He is eventually purified by Koji, receives the purified Spirits of Darkness and a new Digivice after gaining his resolve to fight alongside his brother, and joins the team. His Spirits are the reincarnations of AncientSphinxmon, Warrior of Darkness.His spirit evolutions are as follows:
Human Hybrid: Lowemon'', a warrior digimon. He resembles a Large man wearing lion-themed black armor.
Beast Hybrid: JagerLowemon (KaiserLeomon), A cyborg digimon. A robotic black lion that vaguely resembles SaberLeomon.
Dead All Along: After falling down a flight of stairs, Koichi's body became hospitalized and his soul became detached from his body, manifesting in the Koichi we see throughout the series. It's unclear whether Koichi was actually fully dead or whether he was just in a comatose state prior to Koji reviving him at the end of the series, though supplementary materials refer to Koichi as having been "brought back to life".
An Astral Projection, Not a Ghost: Since the Digital World runs on Narnia Time, Koichi's body wasn't clinically dead during his time in the Digital World. The doctors were still trying to resuscitate him when the others returned to the human world.
His Name Is...: Koichi's grandmother tells him about Koji on her deathbed.
Iconic Outfit: One weirdly done by the merchandise; nearly all supplemental material depicts Koichi wearing his cap, which he hadn't actually worn for the majority of the anime proper (he'd only worn it during the flashbacks of following Koji around, and had lost the hat after falling down the stairs).
The Sacred Darkness: Probably one of the best examples of the trope there is, even being able to provide an example for the "corrupt" and the "pure" form of darkness.
Sacrificial Lion: His beast spirit (originally) is named KaiserLeomon, keeping with the series tradition.
Satellite Character: Effectively this for Koji, as pretty much most of his characterization and interactions involve his relationship with Koji. Interestingly, his presence also turns Koji into this for Koichi for the rest of the series.
His Evolutions are direct (dark themed) parallels of Koji's as well. Stage one is an animal themed warrior, stage two is a robotic version of that animal, and stage three (All There in the Manual) is the first stage wearing the second stage as armor.
Spell My Name with an S: his human spirit form: Is it spelled Lowemon? Loewemon? Loweemon? perhaps Löwemon? The Dub adds a whole new dimension to this by renaming his beast spirit as Jager Lowemon.
Theme Twin Naming: Koichi and Koji, or "first light" and "second light" respectively.
Transformation Sequence: Koichi is the only one of the main cast who lacks a Beast Spirit evolution sequence (all of his instances as JagerLowemon appear as slide evolutions from Lowemon). In addition, his normal spirit evolution sequence differs a bit in form from the others, probably due to having been animated later.
Walking Spoiler: Talking about him in any way other than his Duskmon persona is effectively a spoiler for those who haven't gotten to the second half of the series - even his name is a dead giveaway he's Koji's brother.
The Worf Effect: Gets his ass curbed by Mercurymon fairly early in the game to hype Mercurymon up.
One of the three great angels of the Digital World. She starts out the whole adventure, and a good portion of the first half of the series is spent finding her. She is killed by kerpymon but reincarnates as Salamon late in the series.
Heavenly Blue: Her armor, though it's a darker shade of blue than most examples.
Heroic Sacrifice: Buys valuable time against Cherubimon, though the cause of death is implied to be her expending her last energies enhancing Takuya's and Koji's D-Tectors, due to the fact Cherubimon loved her, and therefore would rather re-imprison her than have to outright kill her.
A small, ugly gnome like creature. He was the first of the evil Warriors the children meet and also the first to fall. His Spirits are the reincarnations of AncientVolcamon, Warrior of Earth.His two evolutions are as follows:
Human Hybrid: Grumblemon (Grottomon), an ogre digimon. His default form.
Beast Hybrid: Gigasmon, a mineral digimon. He's supposed to be a certain type of mythological giant called a Gigas.
Curb-Stomp Battle: Fights with him either end with him dishing these out or giving them in return, the former when facing the Legendary Warriors before they got their Beast Spirits, and the latter occurring afterwords.
De-power: Loses his beast spirit to Takuya and doesn't get it back.
Villain Forgot to Level Grind: Of a sort. When he first appeared, Gigasmon was easily able to dispatch all 5 of the legendary warriors, due to essentially being an Ultimate level fighting relatively inexperienced champions. But after the Digidestined all got their Beast Spirits, it quickly became apparent that he was the weakest Legendary Warrior, and is no match for either Kendo Garurumon or Burning Greymon.
A wooden cyborg digimon. He was one of the Evil Legendary Warriors that fought the Chosen Children. For a time he gave the children trouble with his beast spirit, but was eventually brought down via teamwork and destroyed by Duskmon. His Spirits are the reincarnations of AncientTroiamon, Warrior of Wood.His two evolutions are as follows:
Human Hybrid: Arbormon, a cyborg digimon. His default form.
Beast Hybrid: Petaldramon, a plant digimon. A large living plant that resembles a dragon.
Breaking the Fourth Wall: Arbormon does this a lot at random moments. One moment, he's plotting to kill the warriors, and the next moment, he's reminding the little kids watching the show to brush their teeth before going to bed.
The Brute: Takes over as this after Grumblemon is defeated.
A cute, mermaid-like digimon. She was one of the evil Legendary Warriors that the Chosen Children faced. She devloped an intense hatred of Zoe, borne out of jealousy. Her Spirits are the reincarnations of AncientMermaimon, Warrior of Water.Her two evolutions are as follows:
Human Hybrid: Ranamon, a fairy digimon. Her default form.
Beast Hybrid: Calmaramon, an aquatic digimon. An ugly woman sprouting out of an upside down squid.
An odd looking humanoid digimon with a mirror for a face and similar mirrors for wrist guards. He was ostensibly the leader of the evil Legendary Warriors, and he was certainly the most effective (outside of Duskmon). He seemed to hold a minor grudge against Takuya, but not to the extent that Ranamon held for Zoe. He supposedly represents steel, but that is a clear case of In Name Only, as most of his attacks involve mirrors. His Spirits are the reincarnations of AncientWisetmon, Warrior of Steel.His three evolutions are as follows:
Human Hybrid: Mercurymon (Mercuremon), a mutant digimon. His default form.
Beast Hybrid: Sakkakumon (Sephirotmon), a mutant digimon. A weird looking creature that resembles a living sephirot. Inside each of his spheres exists a different elemental based dimension.
Mega ShadowSeraphimon (BlackSeraphimon), a fallen angel digimon. A demonic Seraphimon.
Catch and Return: Dark Reflection. It has to be this since the reflected attacks are absorbed by his mirrors before being sent back.
Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: He largely sat back and let Grumblemon, Ranamon and Arbormon do most of the grunt work - Duskmon calls him out on it in one episode - and was planning to betray his master and keep Seraphimon's data to himself. He even manipulates Ranamon as part of his plan, not caring whether she survived or not.
Smug Snake: He's ultimately not as big a threat as he thinks he is.
The Starscream: He kept Seraphimon's fractal code to himself, hoping to exploit its celestial power. But since Cherubimon noticed this, and let him keep it anyway, it is unlikely he would have posed much of a threat even if he hadn't been beaten by Aldamon. The creepy church is Chokhmah, symbolizing divine wisdom, intuitiveness and insight. The church and Seraphimon's presence fit into this picture.
Xanatos Gambit: At one point he trapped the Chosen Children inside his beast spirit form while smaller copies of himself fought them directly. Defeating these copies made his beast spirit immune to the attacks used to defeat them so it didn't matter to him whether he won or lost. It goes wrong when they start mixing attacks which he had never seen. This oversight falls under the 'all 'reasonable outcomes' variant because not even the chosen children knew they could do this at the time.
Villainous Breakdown: Has one as Sakkakumon after he finds the Digidestined combined attacks can hurt him, and makes some vain attempts at boasting that he'll still win despite being scarred stiff. Takuya even lampshades this calling his bluff.
Ye Olde Butcherede Englishe: This was added in the dub; for example, he addresses others as "thee" and "thou", and refers to Ranamon as "m'lady". It fits pretty well with his overly dramatic personality, actually.
A mysterious evil Legendary Warrior and the most powerful servant of Cherubimon, holding the Spirits of Darkness. Extremely powerful, and nearly managed to obliterate the kids, forcing everyone to reconsider their strategy and causing Takuya to heavily consider bailing out before he regains his resolve. Seems to have taken upon himself a rivalry with Koji, as Koji wields the spirits of Light, his direct opposite. His Spirits are the corrupted reincarnations of AncientSphinxmon, Warrior of Darkness.There's more to Duskmon than it seems, however: unlike the other evil Legendary Warriors and like the DigiDestined, he's actually the Digimon form of another human child: Koichi Kimura, Koji's twin brother (see entry above), who inadvertently followed Koji to the Digital World and ended up brainwashed to lose his memories as a human and fight for Cherubimon. This causes problems for him, because his slowly surfacing memories instigated by Koji's presence begin to eat away at his ability to fight, until he is finally dispatched and reverted to his human form.His evolutions are as follows:
Corrupted Human Hybrid Duskmon, a demon man digimon. Resembles a large man wearing vaguely draconic skeletal armor covered in eyes.
Corrupted Beast Hybrid Velgemon (Velgmon), a giant bird digimon. A giant monstrous bird with draconic features and a third eye.
Deadpan Snarker: Before meeting the heroes, he make a few snipes at the other corrupted warriors.
Disk One Nuke / Story Breaker Power: He was playing around with a power equivalent to Advanced Hybrid level Digimon when the kids had barely gotten used to their Beast Spirits. And even when Koji and Takuya got their Advanced Hybrid forms, he still outclassed them as Velgemon to the point that they barely won by working together.
Even Evil Has Standards: Calls Mercurymon out on the latter's plan to betray Cherubimon and keep Seraphimon's data for himself, as well as his sitting back while having the remaining villains do the work.
Image Song / Villain Song: The only villain for Frontier to get an image song: "Blader". He probably gets one because he ends up a lot more important as the series progresses.
Knight of Cerebus: The show takes a more serious tone after he becomes an active threat.
Luke, I Am Your Father: Delivers this to Koji in battle after his memories of Koji are restored but his hatred incited by Cherubimon.
More than Mind Control: While initially he was just fully brainwashed, by the time he gets his memories from Ophanimon back Cherubimon has to resort to this by stirring up Koichi's latent hatred and jealousy.
Reforged into a Minion: Fortunately - or perhaps unfortunately - for Cherubimon, the wanderer who he picked up and brainwashed just happened to be Koji's twin brother...It's unusual in that we don't know Koichi exists until after the fact.
Scary Impractical Armor: If he has hands under those huge gauntlets, he probably can't use them. That said, he can apparently see with the extra eyes.
Super-Powered Evil Side: a inversion. While he is the evil version of Lowemon, and is in fact very strong, Lowemon himself is stronger still.
One of the Three Great Angels of the Digital World. In times passed, he was a good digimon that helped keep the peace. But now he is a corrupted monster that will stop at nothing to take over the entire digital world. Late in the series, he's revived as Lopmon.
Start of Darkness: When he started to think that trying to resolve the conflicts between human and beast Digimon was futile, he sided with the beast Digimon and became the villain that the heroes had to fight.
"We are supporters of his right to become this world's supreme ruler. We serve Lord Lucemon by collecting fractal code."
An effeminate Holy Knight digimon. Crusadermon was one of the two Royal Knights that were hired by Lucemon to destroy all of the digital world. Crusadermon was often matched off in a fight with MagnaGarurumon, and was the first of the two knights to start having trouble, being the weaker of the two.
Spell My Name with an S: The character's Japanese name is the source of confusion, as the katakana characters can be read as either Lord Knightmon or Rhodo Knightmon - rhodonite being the color of the character's armor. In the subsequent Savers dub, the character's name was dubbed to Load Knightmon.
"We have come to fulfill Lucemon's destiny as his emissaries of evil."
Dynasmon is a draconic Holy Knight Digimon. He was one of the two Royal Knights hired by Lucemon to gather all of the digital world's data. He usually squared off against EmperorGreymon, and being by far the stronger of the two knights, was the last to start having trouble with the Chosen Children. He was also the most devoted to Lucemon's cause. He is thematically based off of the Wyvern.
There Is No Kill Like Overkill: Decides to use Breath of Wyvern against the Heroes, even though they were pretty much defeated. Crusadermon even started freaking out and the Heroes were blasted to the moon.
"I am your ordained ruler with absolute power over your very existence. You will serve me as you were born to do. You will give me my every desire, even yourself."
An angel digimon that once came down to the Digital World to bring peace to it due to a war between the beast and human type digimon. He eventually grew proud and fell off the narrow path and became a great evil that the Ten Legendary Warriors sealed away. He is eventually released by the Royal Knights and becomes the final boss of the show, so to speak.His forms are as follows
Rookie: Lucemon, his default form. A small cute looking boy with 12 angel wings.
Ultimate: Chaos Mode (Falldown Mode), an adult Lucemon with dark armor; half of his wings have taken on a demonic look.
Mega: Shadowlord Mode (Satan mode), a giant demonic dragon that holds the Gehenna (hell) sphere in its hands.
Mega: Lucemon Larva, resembles a cross between a larva, a cocoon, and an embryo with twelve golden wings.
Physical God: Even besides being able to easily destroy celestial bodies with his bare hands, supplemental material says his power in Chaos Mode rivals that of God (or at least the Digimon equivalent). Fridge Brilliance sets in when you realize that in The Bible God is described as a being of brightlight and deepshadow.
The main antagonists of Island of Lost Digimon, they have been serving as the leaders of human and beast type Digimon for some period of time before the setting of the film. However, they have their own agendas in the conflict. They are the same individual, Murmukusmon, who seeks to reviveOrnismon in order to conquer the Digital World.
Back from the Dead: The revival of Ornismon is one of central plots of the filmnote hence why it is called "Revival of the Ancient Digimon" in the original and Murmukusmon'sEvil Plan. He succeeds. However, he doesn't get to live long enough to exact his goal of ruling the Digital world due to the subsequent resurrection of Ancientgreymon and Ancientgarurumon.