Characters: Digimon Savers
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Marcus Damon (Daimon Masaru)"It's fighting time!"
/"That's how a man lives!"
Marcus is a 14-year-old student who loves to fight and, in a way, considers himself to be an "ultimate fighter" . He lives with his mother Sarah and younger sister Kristy. Marcus meets and fights Agumon in the first episode of the series. When the fight ends in a draw, Agumon agrees to become his partner. Soon afterward, he's recruited as a member of DATS. Marcus is one of the few shown to fight Digimon by himself, though he still counts on Agumon's help to fight the stronger opponents. Even though others can evoke their DNA charges by themselves, Marcus must connect a punch on an enemy to do so, subsequently using it to digivolve Agumon. After the final battle he decides to stay in the digital world to help keep Digimon in-line.
- Badass: What other word describes someone capable of punching out Digimon several hundred times his size?
- Berserk Button: Threatening his family.
- Beyond the Impossible: He breaks an unbreakable shield with his bare fist.
- Bicep-Polishing Gesture: Done as early as episode 6.
- Big Eater
- The Big Guy
- Book Dumb:
- Catch Phrase: "It's fighting time!" in the dub.
- "That's how a man lives!" in the original.
- Crossdressing Voices: Notably averts this, being the only Digimon lead protagonist to (in the Japanese versions) not be voiced by a female.
- Dead Sidekick: Agumon gets better, despite Marcus being told he'd lose his memory.
- Delinquents: A banchou in the original.
- Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: His trademark; nearly every time Agumon needs to digivolve will result in this. And a literal example, as he often literally punches them out.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: The Choleric
- Goggles Do Nothing: It is such a recognizable image in this franchise that it should be noted that he averts this.
- Green Eyes
- The Hero
- Hot-Blooded: Extremely. If he didn't have his partner, he'd probably just keep punching his enemies until he got himself killed.
- I Choose to Stay
- Idiot Hero: Okay, he's not an idiot per se, but he never thinks things through.
- Image Song: Beater! and Yume No Kakera
- Japanese Pronouns: Ore.
- The McCoy
- Manly Tears:
Agumon: Aniki, are you crying?
Masaru: No! you idiot! These are Sweat drops from my heart!
- Meaningful Name: Can be read as "daimondai," which sounds like "big problem."
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Thomas' blue.
- Rookie Red Ranger
- True Companions: Agumon, later with Tohma.
- Unskilled, but Strong
- Younger Than They Look: Sure, he looks more like his age in a school uniform... but out of it, it's hard to believe he's only 14.
Thomas H. Norstein (Tohma H. Norstein)
Thomas is a 14-year-old boy genius who graduated from the Stockholm Royal University of Science at the age of 13. His abilities are considered élite, even within DATS. He bases his operations on data and theoretical principles, and as such his personality clashes with Marcus'. His mother is Japanese and his father is a prominent Austrian aristocrat named Franz Norstein. Franz and Thomas's mother met while she was an exchange student in Austria, and Thomas lived with his mother in Japan until she died. He was taken back to Austria. He also has a younger sister, Relena, who suffers from a strange disease. It is never shown who Relena's mother is, but she died of complications during childbirth. While Thomas does not particularly care for his cold father, he does love his sister very much and does whatever he can to protect her. Calm and shrewd, he is the exact opposite of Marcus and sees him as a rival. He has an elitist attitude but he gets emotional when thinking of his mother, who died years ago when he was young.
- Attack Pattern Alpha
- Badass Baritone: Has one (for his age, anyway- he's only 14) in the English dub, courtesy of Crispin Freeman.
- Badass Bookworm: He's a genius, but he's also Marcus' equal in a fight. Well it's kind of the other way around, everyone at DATS were impressed that Marcus tied with him and said he's beaten Olympic level fighters before.
- Big Brother Instinct: Towards his half-sister, Relena
- But Not Too Foreign: Half-Austrian
- Calling the Old Man Out
- Crazy-Prepared: In one of the early episodes, Masaru accidentally manages to wipe out a portion, if not all of DATS' database. Conveniently enough, Thomas just happens to have the entire database backed up on a flash-drive. He even says "I anticipated that something like this would happen, so I took a back-up".
- Fake Defector
- Foe Romance Subtext: With Nanami, and how.
- Foreshadowing: His "crush" on Marcus's mother and sister hints at his issues with his own deceased mother and Ill Girl little sister. Gaomon also mentions in the first quarter of the series that Thomas is a licensed doctor—in a later episode, Thomas reveals that he's been studying medicine at such an accelerated rate specifically to cure his sister's illness.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: The Melancholic
- Heroic Bastard
- Image Song: "Cool Running"
- Improbable Age
- Japanese Pronouns: Boku.
- Japanese Sibling Terminology: Weird case as Thomas is half-Japanese, half-Austrian. His half-sister, Relena, is fully Austrian. She addresses him with the very respectful "oniisama" in the Japanese version, but whether she's "actually" calling him that as an endearment or if it's the Translation Convention in effect isn't clarified. The dub adapts this by having Relena call Thomas "Tommy.")
- The Lancer
- Manipulative Bastard
- Missing Mom: hit by a truck and died
- Mysterious Middle Initial: We never do find out what the "H" stands for...
- Naked on Arrival: In the Japanese version, he's first formally introduced in the shower. You're welcome, ladies.
- Punch Catch: Had a few with Masaru.
- Oedipus Rex
- Omniglot: Knows 170 languages from around the world, according to Gaomon.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Marcus' red.
- The Smart Guy
- Spell My Name with an "S"
- The Spock
- Teen Genius
- Welcome Back, Traitor
- Wise Beyond Their Years
- Younger Than They Look: He's supposed to be 14 years old, but he looks at least 4 years older than his designated age.
Yoshino "Yoshi" Fujieda"This is the worst!"
At eighteen years of age, she is the oldest member of the group, compared to Marcus Damon who is fourteen years old and Thomas H. Norstein who is roughly the same age. Yoshino is independent and sees herself as an older sister figure to her two teammates. Despite her mature demeanor, she hides a terrible burden from her childhood and because of it, she has difficulty believing in her ability to do anything. When she was younger, Yoshino dealt with a severe inferiority complex that stemmed from being unable to be as good as her sisters at anything (the most noteworthy incident was a piano recital). As a result, years later, she still is secretly worried about being useless to anyone. Lalamon had been aware of her suffering for some time and helped her to overcome it. The fact became apparent when she started to feel she was useless to Marcus and Thomas since her Digimon was easily beaten in every single battle they took part in, but she eventually gained her own confidence, which allowed Lalamon to warp digivolve to Lilamon.
Keenan Crier (Noguchi Ikuto)
As opposed to the other members of DATS, Keenan did not live in the human world, nor did he originally have a particular liking for it. Though originally born on Earth to the DATS scientists Kevin and Michelle Krier (Kenji and Misuzu Noguchi), he was accidentally transported to the Digital World as an infant. In the Digital World, he was raised by a Frigimon, who acted a a mother figure to him. Falcomon was raised alongside him like a brother. Following her death, he was raised by Merukimon, who became a father figure to him. He believes in defending the peace of the Digital World, and also believed that humans were nothing but a threat to it. Despite his young age, Keenan has great fighting skill (many of his moves mirror the ninja-like aspects of Falcomon). He wields a boomerang, and wears a cape and a necklace adorned with feathers, and also has facepaint.
- And This Is for...: After Merukimon is killed by Kurata, he says this in regards to him before making Falcomon warp digivolve to Crowmon and curbstomp the Gizumon XT who killed Merukimon.
- Battle Boomerang
- Boomerang Bigot: How appropriate, though it does not last too long once he realizes what he is, it still lasts long enough to qualify for this trope.
- Charles Atlas Superpower: Lets not forget that this is a ten year old kid who, in most episodes is pulling stunts of strength and agility that would turn an Olympic Athlete green with envy. The best representation of this is the episode where he finally meets his parents and he carries his own mother out of their possessed house, making multi-story jumps the entire time. Once again, to reiterate, this kid is TEN YEARS OLD!
- Cute Bruiser
- Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?
- Et Tu, Brute?: Not all Digimon were as loyal to him as he was to them.
- Fourth Ranger
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: The Sanguine
- Heel-Face Turn
- Let's You and Him Fight: Keenan vs. other humans, until...
- Missing Mom: His foster mother was murdered by Akihiro Kurata.
- Oblivious Adoption
- Raised By Mons
- Ship Tease: With Kristy.
- Tarzan Speak: Strangely enough, even though Digimon usually speak normally, so being raised by them really shouldn't have affected his speech pattern. He gets better by the end of the show.
- Weapon of Choice: His boomerang he's rarely seen without.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair
Miki Kurosaki & Megumi Shirakawa
The computer operators at DATS, who generally give data on the digimon the team is facing. After the final battle, they become police officers.
Richard Sampson (Satsuma Rentarou)
The Commander of DATS Japan, giving the three main members their orders. He also worked with Yushima as a private investigator, which led to them joining the expedition to the digital world and meeting Spencer Damon.
- Badass Longcoat: And how.
- Badass Baritone: Commanding and damn scary when he raises his voice. Yoshino (and merchandise) even mention his nickname as "Oni no Ikkatsu". (lit. 'The Demon's Thunderous Roar')
- The Captain
- Da Chief: The team (and us viewers) found out the hard way how loud he is when you screw up royally. Used for comedic effect in Episode 20.
- Cool Shades: Never once takes them off. Ever. Not even in the dark.
- Lampshaded further when you view his model from the Digimon Masters Online MMORPG: If you look behind his shades, his eyes are closed!
- Heroic Sacrifice: At least in intent, though it didn't result in his death. He was out of the way for quite a while, though.
- Let's Get Dangerous
- The Stoic
- Team Dad
Homer Yushima (Yushima Hiroshi)
A mysterious old man who gave Marcus his Digivice and some advice several times throughout the series. Eventually revealed to be the chief officer of DATS and the partner of Kamemon, as well as a member of the first expedition to the Digital World.
Spencer Damon (Daimon Suguru)
The legacy of Dr. Spencer Damon is felt throughout the series, even though he does not appear in it personally at first. He is Marcus's father, and a member of the expedition to the Digital World. When the group was forced to escape back to the human world, he stayed behind to make sure they could escape, and for a while, it was unknown what happened to him. That is, until the answers were revealed by the Digimon called Mercurimon. Spencer had remained back in the Digital World in order to seek out the "god" of the Digital World named King Drasil. Before that, however, he created the Digivice, and sent the data for it to the human world along with Kudamon and Kamemon. After making a deal with Mercurimon to preserve the peace of both worlds, he departed. Over time, he was joined in his search by BanchoLeomon until they found King Drasil, but things went wrong and by the time Marcus and gang confronted King Drasil, it used Spencer's soulless body as its own. The soul of Spencer himself was taken in by BanchouLeomon at the last second when the Royal Knights advanced on them. However, thanks to his friend's sacrifice, Spencer was restored and King Drasil was purged from his body. Spencer returns to his family at the end of the last episode.
A rather incompetent representative of the Confidentiality Ministry who oversees DATS.
- Arrested for Heroism: Tries and fails to arrest Sampson for treason after the heroes return from the Digital World.
- Head-in-the-Sand Management: He gives Kurata everything he asks for.
- The Masquerade: He's supposed to make sure that DATS maintains it and threatens to disband them after Merukimon shows up.
- Oh, Crap: When Kurata inevitably betrays him.
A character exclusive to the PS2
game Digimon World: Data Squad (Digimon Savers: Another Mission
). She's Tsukasa's younger sister. She doesn't have any friends because she's friends with Digimon and they call her "monster girl". Yuma was one of the children kidnapped to power up the Demon Lords. Later on, she joins the team with her partner Renamon.
A character exclusive to the PS2
game. He's a researcher working for DATS and the best specialist in the Dark Area. Tsukasa is Yuma's older brother. He also graduated at the same university as Tohma.
Agumon adores his partner Marcus, and considers himself to be "Marcus's employee". He even refers to Marcus as his Boss (though in the original Japanese he is referred to as aniki which is slang for bro... and what members of the Yakuza use to refer to their boss.) In the first episode, he is referred to by the code-name of Raptor-1 by DATS.
His digivolutions are as follows:
- In-Training: Koromon, a round, pink mon, with long ears, red eyes, and sharp teeth. Blows bubbles.
- Rookie: Agumon, his default form. Note that he is different from his Digimon Adventure counterpart due to a pair of red wristbands on his hands and is considerably large.
- Champion: GeoGreymon. Essentially Agumon, but proper dinosaur size, lots of spikes, a carapace on its head, and a massive fire attack.
- Ultimate: RizeGreymon. GeoGreymon, with added mecha-armor, red hair, wings, and a giant revolver arm.
- Mega: ShineGreymon. A winged knight-like dragon-themed warrior.
- ShineGreymon Ruin Mode, a dark version of Burst Mode with black flames.
- Burst Mode: ShineGreymon Turns Red and gains wings, a sword, and a shield made of fire.
- Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: Arm bands
- Big Eater: A common trait on this show but Agumon is the biggest eater of them all.
- Bishonen Line: ShineGreymon, though in an odd example of this trope, it's also by far his largest farm.
- A better example would be Agumon's pseudo-Burst Mode during the final battle with Yggdrasil.
- Breath Weapon: Pepper breath, Spitfire blast, Mega flame, Mega Burst
- Chest Blaster: One of Rize Greymon's weapons.
- Cyborg: Rize
- Deadly Upgrade: ShineGreymon Ruin Mode
- Death Glare: After becoming ShineGreymon Burst Mode and easily blocking Kurata's attack, he gives one to Kurata while performing an Unflinching Walk slowly towards him. His expression can only be described as "I'm going to kill you".
- Everything's Better with Dinosaurs
- Expy: to the original Agumon and its digivolution line.
- Fiery Salamander: Well, it is Agumon.
- Horn Attack: Horn Impulse
- Incendiary Exponent: ShineGreymon Burst Mode full stop.
- Informed Ability: The Geo Grey Sword is supposed to be a powerful weapon when ShineGreymon first whips it out to defeat Bio Darkdramon. After that, it's sole purpose is to be pulled out, prove completely useless against the Monster of the Week and then tossed aside so that ShineGreymon's Burst Mode can do the real fighting.
- Light 'em Up: ShineGreymon's Glorious Burst creates a bright ball of flame.
- Only Sane Mon: Not quite sane, incredibly hot-blooded, but has moments in the dub where he tries to talk Marcus out of his Hot-Blooded antics, mainly because of the risk to him.
- Playing with Fire
- Power Gives You Wings: ShineGreymon already had wings, but going into burst mode turns them into wings of fire.
- Agumon's pseudo-Burst Mode in the final battle has a Battle Aura with wings
- Raptor Attack
- Theme Naming: RizeGreymon is followed by ShineGreymon.
- The Power of the Sun: ShineGreymon gathers solar energy for its special attack, and its Burst Mode is full-on powered by the sun.
- True Companions: With Masaru, of course.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Fried eggs.
- Weapon of Choice
Gaomon"Sir, yes Sir!"
Incredibly loyal to Thomas, Gaomon is the strong and quiet type, though he talks more in later episodes. He tends to blush when complimented. He almost always addresses Thomas as "Sir". He tends to be sarcastic towards Agumon.
His digivolutions are as follows:
- In-Training: Wanyamon, a fluffy, blue mon with a cat face and a W on his forehead.
- Rookie: Gaomon, his default form.
- Champion: Gaogamon. Essentially Gaomon on four legs, with a scarf, and more wolf-like.
- Ultimate: MachGaogamon. Gaogamon, with added mecha-armor, and wrestling gear.
- Mega: MirageGaogamon. A knight-like wolf-themed warrior with a big red cape.
- Burst Mode: MirageGaogamon gains jet thrusters and a giant sickle / flail made of light.
Yoshi's partner has been with her for years. Though kind-natured, she isn't above teasing her companion.
Her digivolutions are as follows:
- In-Training: Budmon, a green mon with a leaf and three purple thorns.
- Rookie: Lalamon, her default form.
- Champion: Sunflowmon. Has a dragon-esque green body with leaf wings and a big sunflower for a head.
- Ultimate: Lilamon. A pink and green pixie with flowers for her hands and feet.
- Mega: Rosemon. A red-clad female warrior wielding a vine whip and rapier.
- Burst Mode: Rosemon turns white and gains a pink rosary of floating jewels.
- Arm Cannon: Marvel Shot and Lila shower are organic versions
- Bishojo Line: As you may have guessed.
- Blade Below the Shoulder:Lilamon can make one
- Bullet Seed: Seed blast, actually they are nuts
- Death of a Thousand Cuts: Forbidden temptation's description in the digimon dictionary would have you believe it is just a shower of rose petals but they just be very numerous and highly concentrated because it looks like a Kamehamehadoken and can beat back flames.
- Expy: to Palmon and her Digivolution line.
- Eyeless Face: Rosemon
- Fanservice: Rosemon
- Faux Action Girl: Subverted, she gets better as Yoshino does. Lampshaded in the "Tokuten Eizou" special (essentially a Clip Show with commentary from the main three Digimon), with both Agumon and Gaomon noting that Lalamon was basically useless before she became Lilamon.
- Gainaxing: Rosemon, with more fanservice than the rest of the series combined.
- Green Thumb
- Helicopter Blender: But Lalamon is only a rookie so it is not too dangerous.
- Instant Sedation: "Sing A Song"
- Kiss of Death:Burst Mode's "Kiss of Breath"
- Lady of War: Rosemon only. She's usually pretty silly, otherwise.
- Ms. Fanservice: As Rosemon, not only her transformation shows her naked, but also her attack Forbidden Temptation and her breasts have a tendency to "jump" when she fights.
- Plant Aliens
- The Power of the Sun: Sunshine beam
- Shipper on Deck: In episode 32 she as Rosemon, tries to get Yoshino to go on a date with Ivan to the mall.
- Shout-Out/Expy: Sunflowmon resembles the Pokémon Sunflora, astonishingly enough, but what sells it is that her attack is Sunshine Beam. Which is pretty similar to Pokémon's Solarbeam.
- Her evolution line is a parallel to the Palmon line, with Palmon and Togemon switching places (chubby plant-flower-fairy instead of flower-chubby plant-fairy). Unsurprising as both reach the same Mega form.
- And additional shout out occurs in the twenty-minute "movie" in which Lalamon shows that she knows kung-fu and proceeds to beat up mooks while doing Bruce Lee imitations and wielding nun-chucks made out of sausages.
- Burst mode has a shout out to Rose Gundam's "rose bits".
- The Smurfette Principle: Of the Digimon half of the team.
- Whip It Good: As Rosemon.
His digivolutions are as follows:
- Rookie: Falcomon, his default form.
- Champion: Peckmon, a yellow, ninja-gear clad ostrich.
- Ultimate: Crowmon (Yatagaramon), a black and purple crow with golden armor and three legs.
- Mega: Ravemon, a samurai with silver bird armor, one white wing, and one black wing.
- Burst Mode: Ravemon's arms and wings merge and turn glowy purple. His armor turns white.
PawnChessmon Black & White
No voice actors
Their digivolutions are as follows:
- Rookie: PawnChessmon, their default form.
- Champion: KnightChessmon. Centaurian warriors wielding giant darts.
- Ultimate (Black): RookChessmon. A giant, black, humanoid castle.
- Ultimate (White): BishopChessmon. A white mechanical bishop.
His digivolutions are as follows:
- Rookie: Kudamon, his default form.
- Champion: Reppamon, a large white fox with a sickle for a tail.
- Ultimate: Qilinmon, a green Chinese unicorn with big white wings.
- Mega: Kentaurosmon (Sleipmon), a giant eight-legged Equitar with red armor and a big crossbow. One of the Royal Knights.
Voiced by: Naozumi Takahashi (JP), Jeff Nimoy
His digivolutions are as follows:
- Rookie: Kamemon, his default form.
- Champion: Gawappamon, a green plush turtle that fires CDs from it's head.
- Ultimate: Shawjamon, a white clad amphibious Digimon wielding a mystical staff.
Yuma's parter from the PS2
- Ambiguous Gender: The narration refers to it as male, but s/he has a very feminine voice and its standart Mega-form is Lilithmon.
- Badass: Fought Lilithmon one-on-one and survived.
Sarah Damon (Daimon Sayuri)
Sarah is Marcus and Kristy's mother, as well as Spencer Damon's wife. While she first appeared, she reacted somewhat casually to Agumon's presence, it was eventually revealed that she had been knowledgeable of the existence of Digimon for some time. Though kind and supportive of her son, she is somewhat fearful when he voiced that he had to go to the Digital World and stop the machinations of Kurata. Her memories of the family's time with Agumon were temporarily erased, but that seems to have been reversed. She later appears to give the former DATS team dinner, and is very dumbfounded when meeting BanchoLeomon for the first time.
- Open-Minded Parent: Doesn't react particularly badly to the revelation of her son bringing home an extradimensional reptile. Of course, there's a reason for that...
- Stacy's Mom: So much that Thomas gets a crush on her. Marcus wasn't impressed.
- Team Mom: Very friendly to the entire DATS team, and even hosts a dinner for them!
Kristy Damon (Daimon Chika)
Kristy is Marcus's sister. She was immediately taken with and friendly towards Marcus's rival and friend Thomas, and it was her wish that he escort her and her mother on her birthday. Later, Kristy befriended a newly hatched Digimon who eventually became Biyomon, but this relationship ended when Biyomon was struck down, and later driven to madness after being revived. When her friend was finally defeated, Kristy was happy to know her friend no longer had to suffer. He comes later back as her partner
One of the Olympus XII and ruler of the Infinite Ice Ridge. He has acted as a father figure for Keenan.
- Anti-Villain: Type III. Near the end of his arc, he tends towards Type IV and arguably Anti-Hero status.
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever
- Badass Boast: Claims to be the fastest Digimon ever.
- Dark Is Not Evil: He is a Virus type Digimon and an antagonist when first introduced. He later does a Heel-Face Turn, but even then he was a Well-Intentioned Extremist to begin with whose top concern was protecting fellow Digimon from Kurata's genocidal campaign.
- Famous Last Words: "Keenan, be strong."
- Heel-Face Turn
- Killed Off for Real: He is the first victim on screen to be taken down by one of Kurata's Gizumon XT.
- Knight of Cerebus: Okay, so while he didn't introduce as much drama as Kurata did, his arrival marked the end of the filler episodes and introduced story arcs. But then again, when he first appears to the DATS, he delivers a Curb-Stomp Battle to them before Biyomon's Heroic Sacrifice against him. That was something.
- Lightning Bruiser: Despite his giant size, he is capable of moving at incredible speeds, particularly his fists.
- Olympus Mons: He is named for the Roman god Mercury (though it not too much like him otherwise) and also incorporates some elements of Aztec Mythology.
- Orcus on His Throne: Not by choice but out of necessity.
- Parental Substitute: He served as Keenan's Father following the death of Frigimon who in turn served as the boy's mother for his biological parents.
- Pragmatic Adaptation: There is already a Mercurymon, so Merukimon it was.
- Rookie: Gotsumon, his default form.
- Ultimate: Meteormon.
Ken Maeda (JP), R. Martin Klein (EN)
A character featured in Ultimate Power! Burst Mode Activate
who is a Digimon in a Human form.
- Expy: Of Calumon in that she acts as a catalyst in helping Shinegreymon achieve Burst Mode in a matter relatively similiar to that of Calumon's role in Tamers.
- Mercury's Wings: She has butterfly like wings hidden under her beret.
- Mysterious Waif
- Punny Name: Her name, along with Argomon's, is a pun on the word "algorithm".
Akihiro Kurata"It's SHOWTIME!"
A cowardly scientist who used to work with Satsuma, Yushima, Suguru, and Ikuto's parents, and accompanied them on the first expedition into the Digital World. His experiences and activities there were less than positive. Several years later, he's somehow curried the favour of the politicians in charge of DATS and uses this influence to first accompany the team into the Digital World; then, when that doesn't go quite as planned, to convince the government that both Digimon and DATS are a threat and to have them wiped out and arrested respectively. Things continue to go pear-shaped from there
. As the series goes on, he's shown to have no regard for human life either, and in fact his real plan with the data he took from the Digital World was to revive a powerful digimon called Belphemon and use him to Take Over the World
- Absent-Minded Professor: A bit of one when first introduced, particularly when he's around digimon, since he has "allergies" towards them. Of course, this demeanor is a ruse.
- Absolute Xenophobe
- An Offer You Can't Refuse: With Thomas, once his father decides to start working with him.
- Badass Labcoat
- Big Bad: No, he's not the final opponent... but pretty much everything that goes wrong in the series is his fault, so...
- Brains: Evil; Brawn: Good: Pretty much summarizes his conflict with Digimon. A rare case among Digimon villains, which usually comes down to Brawn vs. Brawn.
- Catch Phrase: The Gratuitous English line above.
- Despotism Justifies the Means: His ultimate plan.
- Dirty Coward: He's a genocidal monster, but when the tables turn on him, he reacts with complete fear. In the end he responds by begging ShineGreymon Burst Mode to stay back and begs for his life and then asking for someone to save him before he gets vaporized.
- Disk One Final Boss: After he's dealt with, the heroes then have to deal with the justifiably infuriated digital God his actions convinced to Kill All Humans.
- Evil Counterpart: To Spencer Damon. Both are humans that use science as their greatest assets, but whereas Spencer uses his genius to benefit Digimon and mankind alike, Kurata uses his genius to destroy and conquer them. In addition, Spencer will gladly face adversity and when push comes to shove, will even give himself up to let his friends and comrades escape. By contrast, Kurata flees at the slightest sign of danger and always puts himself above any others.
- Expy: Kurata may have one or two roots in the original Big Bad of Digimon World, Analogman.
- Famous Last Words: "Not this! Please, no! This isn't what I was trying to do!! Argh! NOOOO! Help me... PLEASE!!"
- Fantastic Racism: Against Digimon.
- Faux Affably Evil: His humorous quirks only emphasize how he is easily the most monstrous villain of any Digimon canon.
- Final Solution: Towards Digimon, which single-handedly makes this one of the darkest Digimon series to date.
- Four Eyes, Zero Soul
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: The Melancholic
- Freudian Excuse: Subverted in his backstory. Though admittedly Digimon did attack him first, it quickly becomes apparent that he is slaughtering them out of a petty grudge instead of anything else.
- Hate Sink: He's arguably the most unlikable character in the history of Digimon.
- The Heavy: He has a hand in almost everything that happens in the series. The digimon who appeared in a Monster of the Week fashion appeared because his various experiments weakened the barrier between the Digit and real worlds, along with Kenan being trapped in the Digital World. Even after his death, his actions still set the final arc in motion.
- Humans Are the Real Monsters: Well, he most certainly is, and because of it, the Digimon believe this about all humans.
- In fact, out of all the anime and manga of Digimon, he's the only genuinely evil human antagonist - Oikawa and Ken were controlled/influenced by Myotismon, respectively, and Neo Saiba was manipulated by Daemon.
- Humans Are Warriors: An evil example. Despite being in a universe filled with warrior monsters, he managers to cause enormous death and destruction through his scientific exploits alone.
- Humiliation Conga: After ShineGreymon evolves to Burst Mode, the fight becomes this for him. First, ShineGreymon preceeds to literally tear his One-Winged Angel form apart around him and shrugs off his counterattack like it was nothing. His dialog after that consists almost entirely of begging for his life as he's soundly defeated in one punch. To add insult to injury, his attempt to destroy the Digital World with his dying breath backfires and results in his death as he's screaming for someone to save him. Sure, that did set up the next arc, but he didn't know that, his last memories are being vaporised by his own revenge plot while dying as he lived as a scared, pathetic man. Due to him being the most evil Digimon human villain ever, his downfall is extremely satisfying.
- Hypocrite: Okay Kurata, you hate Digimon. So how come so many of your plans and experiments rely on Digimon, your three lackeys can transform into Digimon, and you even merge with a Digimon! Shouldn't you not be able to stand it? Thomas even calls him on this!
- He believes Digimon are dangerous beasts because a Lynxmon had previously attacked him, except that the audience can see that the Digimon had only attacked him after he had shot at it. Additionally Kurata reveals that he had invaded and committed genocide on the Digital world which meant a LOT of permanent deaths, among them Keenan's adoptive mother, while accusing the Digimon of eventually attacking the Real World due to their vicious nature! He never cared about the damage done by Digimon, he always had plans to use Belphemon to rule the human world, who coincidentally does more damage in his rampage than all the earlier Digimon COMBINED. Really, his attitude can be summed up as It's All About Me.
- It's Personal: "So, the Data Squad is caught up in a battle. Pity. I'll have to end it." Cue his transportation of all invading Digimon back to the Digital World.
- Karmic Death: And how! Although unfortunately, his action that accidentally caused his own death also had some terrible unforeseen consequences as well. Still doesn't change the fact he got exactly what he deserved though.
- It's All About Me: His real plan is to conquer both worlds for himself.
- Jerkass Has a Point: Yes, his actions are nothing short of vile, by all standards. Given that there are countless Digimon out to cause death and destruction, as most other seasons prove by having Digimon-villains, chief amongst whom, the Demon Lords, he makes a rather good case that humanity ought to be able to defend itself.
- Knight of Cerebus
- Mad Scientist
- Manipulative Bastard
- Non-Action Big Bad: Until he fuses with Belphemon.
- Oh, Crap: His reaction to ShineGreymon Burst Mode. His Oh Craps get progressively larger as ShineGreymon shrugs off his counterattack like it was nothing, shoots him an absolutely hate-filled Death Glare while performing an Unflinching Walk straight towards him, and finally when Marcus prepares to punch his face in. His biggest one, however, comes when his final plan fails to destroy the Digital World as he'd wanted and he's killed in the resulting reaction.
- Omnicidal Maniac: He initially wishes to kill all Digimon, but he eventually changes his mind when he realizes Digimon can be controlled. He still keeps up the act however as part of his bid to get the government on his side, who end up funding his Take Over the World scheme.
- One-Winged Angel: Merges with Belphemon to become Belphemon Rage Mode, his face appearing in its chest.
- Scary Shiny Glasses
- Self-Disposing Villain: In the end.
- Smug Snake: Most notably shown when he mocks Suguru even when the man stayed behind to allow the rest of the team to escape.
- Take Over Both Worlds: Eventually revealed to be his secondary goal (his primary goal still being the genocide of Digimon)
- The Sociopath
- This Cannot Be!: His reaction to the DATS not only having regained their memories of their Digimon partners, but actually managing to damage a Gizumon he deployed after them.
- He reacts like this again when Ravemon successfully damages Belphemon.
- Ungrateful Bastard: Towards Spencer Damon.
- Villainous Breakdown: "DAIMON! DAIMON! DAIMON! DAAAAIMOOOOON!"
- Villainous Legacy: Even after Kurata is defeated, his genocide of Digimon makes King Drasil believe all humans are evil, and thus he attempts to destroy the human world to protect the digimon world.
- Xanatos Speed Chess: Very good at this.
Voiced by: Takanori Hoshino (JP)
Originally one of a group of seven powerful Digimon that once terrorized the Digital World, Belphemon was a rather cute-looking Digimon (at least initially)
which was weaponized by Kurata, who eventually merged with him after his other means of controlling Belphemon were sabotaged. Belphemon briefly regains control of his body during Kurata's climactic fight with the Data Squad before Kurata took control back.
King Drasil (Yggdrasil)
"Before the two worlds slash into each other, we must totally eliminate the Human World, first."
—King Drasil, through Spencer Daimon
The god of the Digital World. He's not impressed with how humans have been wrecking his world lately.
- Anti-Villain: Type III. The guy is only trying to protect the Digimon and Kurata tried to genocide them, it's only natural he'd come to think Humans Are the Real Monsters. That and the two worlds are about to collide and from his perspective due to Kurata's actions, destroying the human world is the best option.
- Big Bad: Of the final arc. However, Kurata is still directly responsable for this and the overall Big Bad of the series, so King Drasil is actually just the Final Boss.
- Famous Last Words: "Very well then... I shall lay myself to rest and protect you from afar without any further meddling. I don't know if a world can exist where humans and Digimon live together in harmony. But if it is to become a reality, then it will be completely up to you."
- God Is Evil: Subverted. He's normally a pretty good guy, it's just a human tried to destroy his subjects, convincing him that Humans Are the Real Monsters.
- Humans Are the Real Monsters: Thanks to Kurata's completely unprovoked attempted genocide of the Digimon, he's come to believe this. Marcus manages to convince him otherwise in the end.
- Jerkass Has a Point: Say what you want, but human history has rarely been idyllic.
- Master Computer: Is revealed to be the computer that oversees the Digital World. His realizing the limitations this comes with is a major plot point.
- One-Winged Angel: After being defeated in Spencer Damon's body, he transforms into a massive machine form.
- Orcus on His Throne
- Physical God: Is the god of the Digital World and pretty much has the power to back that up.
- This Cannot Be!: "Cannot compute! Cannot compute! The probability of you defeating me was 0%! Fatal error!"
The Royal Knights
A group of Digimon, founded by Imperialdramon Paladin Mode
, who serve King Drasil in protecting and maintaining order in the Digital world. Its fellowship includes Omnimon
, Dynasmon, LoadKnightmon
, Craniamon, and Leopardmon.
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Previous seasons had known Digimon be at least one or two heads taller than a normal human adult, but here they are simply gigantic, as big as the protagonist Digimon in their Mega forms.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Gallantmon hands out two of these to DATS, even against Shine Greymon Burst Mode.
- Deadpan Snarker: Craniamon shows shades in his fight from Marcus and Shine Greymon, responding to his determinator spiel with a weary quip.
- Heel-Face Turn: Kudamon/Kentaurosmon is the first to defect, Craniamon is the second, and later all surviving members defect from King Drasil in the last episode.
- Knight Templar: Leopardmon qualifies for his philosophy of "Power Equals Justice".
- My Master, Right or Wrong
- Noble Demon: Craniamon. He tried to persuade Drasil to forgo his plan to destroy the Human world at first. Though he would agree to Drasil's plan, he maintains an open mind and is able to gracefully accept defeat when his opponent has proven their strength.
- Punch Clock Villain: Gallantmon. He acknowledges Humans Are Flawed, with not all of them being evil, but sees that the destruction of the human world is the only way for the Digital World to survive.
- The Unfought: Dynasmon, Magnamon, UlforceVeedramon, and Omnimon were never directly fought by DATS.
Voiced by: Hanawa (JP)