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A member of Taiki and Yuu's Xros Heart basketball team. He followed Ryouma and his partners into DigiQuartz, and there met his partner, Gumdramon. After meeting the Watchman, he gleefully grabbed the opportunity to become a Digimon Hunter.
Determinator: In episode eleven, Tagiru got his passion sucked out of him by FlaWizarmon, rendering him a droopy-eyed, speech-slurring wreck. Despite this, he still insisted on continuing the hunt, and he managed to regain his energy through sheer Heroic Resolve.
Expy: To previous Digimon main characters, but in particular, his shirt has a notable resemblance to Tai's. He also pretty much plays the Davis to Taiki's Tai as far as role goes, and is even characterised very similarly, if Up to Eleven.
Hotblooded: To the point that steam comes out of his nostrils.
I Just Want to Be Special: Tagiru wants to be in the spotlight and surpass Taiki, to the point he tries to emulate him, while also jumping at every potential competition in order to prove himself. Which leads to...
Idiot Hero: Perhaps the best example ever afforded by the franchise, well beyond even Davis.
Meaningful Name: It's written in katakana, but it's pronounced the same way as (滚), meaning "to boil". Yeah. The name of his insert song plays with this - "Tagiru Chikara" (spelled in katakana only) can accordingly be taken to meaning "boiling power".
Tagiru's partner, a blue dragon Digimon with a tail hammer known as the shippotsuchinote tail hammer. He found himself in DigiQuartz after an accident in the Digital World, and sought out a human partner in order to take part in the Hunter games. He focuses on Tagiru, and the two quickly became partners, unlocking the ability for Gumdramon to super evolve.His evolved and DigiXros forms in this series are as follows:
Arresterdramon, his digivolved form. A large, purple dragon with red armor, purple wings, and a trident at the end of its tail.
Arresterdramon Superior Mode, a more advanced form of Arresterdramon. His purple wings have become larger and golden, his mouth can now be opened, and is significantly larger and stronger.
Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Before meeting him, Gumdramon was calculating how to use Tagiru for his own gain, but was touched by Tagiru saving his life, and was genuinely concerned about Tagiru putting his own life at risk.
Rubber Mon: His tail is extendable and prehensile. Fitting, as the "gum" in his name is another name for natural rubber. Although, as seen in his first fight, the hammer end of his tail is at least definitely quite hard.
The Worf Effect: After beating MetalTyrannomon, he either loses all his fights (to the point of winning more fights without evolving!), or is about to lose until someone comes to lend a hand.
The fight against FlaWizarmon was the start of things getting better - he beats FlaWizarmon without help or even Xrossing. On occasion he's still overwhelmed until he Xrosses, but this is happening significantly less often.
Up to Eleven: The entire point of him. It's reflected in his design - a more developed and aggressive-looking take on Arresterdramon.
The legendary General who led Xros Heart to victory against the Bagra Empire. In the year since the defeat of Bagramon, Taiki formed a three-man street basketball team along with Yuu and Tagiru, named Xros Heart after the army he led in the Digital World.
The Artifact: He spends the first few episodes as a mentor for both Tagiru and Yuu. Once the other two are able to stand up on their own, Taiki becomes much less important, to the point where he has absolutely no bearing on the plot of most episodes, and could easily be taken out of many stories without losing much.
Brick Joke: Episode 16: Tagiru and Yuu have to go investigate some paranormal activity on their own because Taiki has to go to a baseball game, but mention that Taiki will catch up to them later. The end of the episode shows that Taiki didn't make it, having exhausted himself during the game again.
Story-Breaker Power: The Watchmaker flat out said Taiki joining could completely destabilize the hunt. So far, Curb Stomping every opponent Tagiru's had trouble with hasn't done much to prove him wrong.
Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: The purpose of excluding him was to make sure a strong enough hunter would rise up, by helping Taigiru and Gumdramon, who would have likely been crushed in their second hunt, and many others, the watchmaker ended up having to rely on a less than ideal hunter.
Taiki's primary partner Digimon. In the year since he defeated Bagramon, Shoutmon has achieved his dream of becoming the Digimon King. With the assistance of Wisemon, he and the rest of Xros Heart can be called upon by Taiki when he's needed.His evolved and DigiXros forms in this series are as follows:
OmegaShoutmon, his super evolved form. A lithe dragon warrior resembling a fully-grown Shoutmon plated in gold.
Shoutmon X4, Xrossed with the Starmons, Ballistamon and Dorulumon. A Humongous Mecha amalgamation of the four, wielding the Star Sword. This time, the number of Digimon involved in this Xros means it can be only achieved by giving someone else two of the components, then executing a Double Xros.
Shoutmon X7, Xrossed with the Starmons, Ballistamon, Dorulumon, Sparrowmon, and ZekeGreymon. A Humongous Mecha amalgamation of the seven, sporting a giant version of Shoutmon's microphone. Taiki still needs to do Great Xros to use it, but now needs four people to use it instead of the three like the previous series.
Shoutmon DX, Xrossed with ZekeGreymon. OmegaShoutmon wears ZekeGreymon's armour in this form, with weaponry formed from both OmegaShoutmon's feet and ZekeGreymon's own weaponry. Formed by Double Xros with Kiriha.
Musical Assassin: The first words he said to Taiki in combat upon returning were "I bet you want to hear my scream again after so long!"
Not Allowed to Grow Up: Averted. Though Digimon normally remain static in appearance until evolving, the previous series saw Digimon changing as they grew older, and the same is true for him; he's now taller, his body has become less machine-like, and he looks more battle hardened, resulting in something of a more mature appearance - a "teenage" Shoutmon compared to his "child" years, one could say.
The younger brother of Taiki's former Xros Heart comrade, Nene Amano; he was once led astray into serving the Bagra Army and killing thousands, but is now determined to make up for it. Since the defeat of Bagramon, Yuu now attends school with Taiki and is one grade below him.
Felony Misdemeanor: Yuu's focus on being The Atoner causes him to be rather critical of Tagiru and others' motives for being Hunters, but how on the money he is tends to vary from situation to situation. Cases like Hideaki prove that what others have in mind may not necessarily be all that bad.
Green-Eyed Monster: Was envious of Taiki and Tagiru in episode four because he couldn't do anything to help in battle, but knows it was his own fault Damemon died and presses on regardless.
It's All My Fault: Briefly believed that his actions in the previous series led to Damemon intentionally not coming back to him. Needless to say, he was wrong.
Yuu's partner Digimon. In Xros Wars, he worked for the Bagra Army and was assigned to be Yuu's handler, but came to genuinely care for his charge. His death forced a Heel Realization out of Yuu, and despite Damemon being resurrected the two do not reunite until this series.His evolved and DigiXros forms in this series are as follows:
Tuwarmon, his super evolved form. A robotic ninja Digimon.
Out of Focus: Since his revival, he's had only a handful of lines and appearances, and had an active role only in the ninth episode. Interestingly enough, only Damemon is getting it - Yuu himself still gets very substantial screen time.
It seemed to be changing as of episode eleven, then it kind of...didn't. For example, he literally does not appear at all in episode nineteen, despite there being a fairly large fight in which even Airu/Opossumon and a oneshot character actively participate.
Redemption Demotion: Played with. In the previous series, Damemon was a disguise worn by Tuwarmon while acting as Yuu's ally. However, since he was reborn as Damemon, and not Tuwarmon, he has to evolve into him rather than transform back and forth like he used to. This has shown no visible effect on his fighting strength.
Tropes Associated With Damemon's Evolved or DigiXros forms:
Bag of Kidnapping: DIGI NINPO! FUROSHIKI ZUTSUMI!note Digi Ninja Arts! Furoshiki Wrapping! - Tuwarmon captures the opponent in a bag.
Blow You Away: NINPO! FUUJINHA!note Ninja Arts! Wave of the Wind God!
Graceful Loser: In episode 9, Yuu got him to help rescue Taiki by proposing that the two of them and Tagiru work together to try to capture SuperStarmon, and whoever manages to capture him keeps him. Ryouma is true to his word and leaves with no hard feelings, even admitting Yuu outmaneuevered him.
Gratuitous English: He managed to rack up a count rivaling Tuwarmon's in the first episode alone.
Ryouma's partner Digimon, a reptile Digimon wearing a multi-colored pelt. He's a mon of very few words, but incredibly efficient at getting the job done.His evolved and DigiXros forms in this series are as follows:
Astamon, his super evolved form. A humanoid demon Digimon resembling a mob boss.
BFG: HELLFIRE! He wields a weapon called Oro Salmón, a gun that resembles an old-fashioned tommy gun.
I Call It "Vera"/Fluffy the Terrible: According to supporting material, his tommy-gun is named Oro Salmón, which is Spanish for..."gold salmon". The supporting material says it's made by the same gunsmith as the one behind Beelzebumon's weapon, Berenjena, and Sparrowmon's weapons, Zanahoria, both of which have a similarly unusual name ("eggplant" and "carrot", respectively).
Another member of Ryouma's Hunter group, who considers herself a "Digimon Celebrity." She is focused only on collecting cute Digimon, and isn't above violence and the bending of rules if it will get her what she wants.
Airu's Digimon partner. A Digimon resembling a cat holding a set of balloons, she often gets jealous whenever Airu pursues other Digimon or considers them cuter than she is.Her evolved and DigiXros forms in this series are as follows:
Cho·Hakkaimon, her super evolved form. A humanoid Digimon in what looks like pig-themed armor, based on a (male) character from Journey to the West.
Drop the Hammer: KYOUSHIN HŌMURAN!note "Hard-swung Home run" - She wields her weapon called the 'Roketto Dīngpá' that resembles a combination between a hammer and a rake and attacks the opponent with it.
He also has no qualms about hurting or using other humans if it gets him what he wants. In episode six, he had Dracumon magnify the aspiring kendo student, Musashi's, desire to become stronger to dangerous levels before sucking it out of him to increase Dracumon's power.
Faux Affably Evil: Or simply antagonistic. All of his actions in episode four were done with a kind-looking smile on his face.
Manipulative Bastard: As shown by episode four, where his attempt to help Tagiru and Gumdramon against Blossomon was actually him using them to distract Blossomon so he and his teammates could move in for the kill.
Tropes associated with Yaksamon's Evolved or DigiXros forms:
Ascended Extra: Sort of. Unlike any other main partner Digimon, the Yaksamon species had already shown up several times playing bit parts in earlier anime series (including the original Xros Wars) before Young Hunters happened and graduated it to being a partner Digimon.
Spell My Name with an "S": There's three transliterations of his name which have been the accepted Japanese name at some point or another: Yashamon (the straight transliteration and what certain fansubs goes with), Yasyamon (which is what dub supporting material goes with), and Yaksamon (TV Asahi's spelling and thus the current official Japanese name). They're all correct Romanizations of the origin of his name in at least one language ("yaksa" for Thai and Sanskrit, "yasha" and "yasya" for Japanese).
Youkai: Specifically, his name is derived from a word for a kind of humanoid youkai.
Secondary Characters and Digimon
The Watchmaker and Clockmon
A mysterious duo who watch over the Hunter games and give Xros Loaders to whomever wishes to join. His intentions are initially unknown and seem almost sinister, but when Quartzmon revealed itself, he explained that he had established the Digimon Hunt as a way to control the influence of DigiQuartz and ultimately work on taking Quartzmon down. In the end, he reveals himself as Bagramon, reincarnated into a good human...somehow.
Expy: Clockmon is one to the Monitormon from Xros Wars, right down to having the same voice actor. It's also an expy of the earlier Clockmon species, as this one has the subtle difference of not having some hooded guy sticking out of its top.
The Watchman himself seems to fill a similar role to that of Gennai and Yushima.
Mythology Gag: He spontaneously appears before Mizuki, fishing on a rock, to give her a Xros Loader. Yushima once spontaneously appeared before Masaru, whom he earlier gave a Digivice, apparently fishing; on the other hand, that wasn't in the middle of the ocean.
Spell My Name with an "S": No-one can decide on a consistent translation of his listed name (時計屋のおやじ) - so you've got such diverse terms as Watch Man, Watchmaker, Old Clock Shop Man, Old Clock Store Owner, ad infinitum.
Locked Out of the Loop: Mami has no idea what's going on with the Digimon Hunts, and thus, from her perspective, Tagiru is often babbling even more nonsense than usual.
Those Two Girls: Often accompanied by two of Yuu's fellow fangirls, who are named Haruka and Midori.
Team Xros Heart
The core members of Taiki's old team from the previous war, who joined Shoutmon in being able to go to DigiQuartz when Taiki needs them. Just as before, they can still combine with Shoutmon into various DigiXrosses. In the confrontation with Quartzmon's hordes of Vamdemon, Ballistamon was given to Zenjiro as his partner, while Dorulumon and Cutemon were partnered with Akari.
A Hunter who hunts Digimon for profit, collecting rewards from the people he helps in stopping Digimon. However, he's not interested in the money itself- his dream is to open a takoyaki stand once he's old enough, and until then, he's working to collect the money needed to finance the venture. His Digimon partner is Dobermon.
Voiced By: Shuuhei Sakaguchi
Ambition Is Evil: Averted. His desire to open a takoyaki stand is based on his dream to make people happy, and he'll do whatever he can to ensure he gets the money he needs fairly. It helps that he's genuinely happy to have assisted people.
Early-Bird Cameo: He and Dobermon appear in the final scene of the opening sequence, but nothing at all was heard about him for the first month or so of the series' run. It was widely assumed that he was just background filler, like Hirokazu, Kenta and Juri originally were in the Digimon Tamers opening, and they then became Tamers themselves; it's unclear whether that was the case here or he was planned to be a character from the start.
Expy: His hard-working personality, his emphasis on getting money in order to fund a far off goal, and his general Nice Guy and "big brother" sort of attitude remind one of Akira Date.
Honest John's Dealership: Averted. When he finds out the money he'd made by working with Ganemon was earned fraudulently, he is strongly angered by the Digimon's dishonesty, and at the end of the episode returns all of the money Ganemon stole along with the reward money he had previously gotten, refusing to take a single cent from Ganemon's trickery.
Taiki's friend and a participant in the war against the Bagra Army, who transferred schools in the year between then and now. As dedicated to helping Taiki as ever, the two of them were lured into a trap by SuperStarmon. As a result, Akari learned about the battles going on in DigiQuartz, and vowed to help Taiki in whatever way she could from then on... which she did by, in the fight with Quartzmon's hordes, gaining a X Loader of her own and becoming a Hunter and the partner of Dorulumon and Cutemon.
Character Development: Contrast her attitude here to her attitude in the early episodes of Digimon Xros Wars. Akari immediately and calmly follows Taiki's lead when they're pulled into DigiQuartz, and is rather laid back when she learns about what was going on. All of this is far removed from the girl who originally only cared about getting home.
Another one of Taiki's friends from the war against the Bagra Army. Zenjirou originally had no idea of what was occurring in DigiQuartz, but then found out from Taiki after the ordeal with SuperStarmon. In the end, he gets his wish and gets a X Loader, becoming a Hunter and the partner of Ballistamon.
Yuu's older sister, who served as a General of Xros Heart in the war against the Bagra Empire. In the year since, she's made a name for herself in Hong Kong as an idol singer. Though initially unaware of DigiQuartz or the Digimon Hunts, Nene found herself being stalked by a mysterious masked man and a Digimon named Harpymon, and contacted her brother and the rest of Xros Heart to help her. Harpymon was stopped, and the masked man was revealed to be Yuu and Nene's father, who had been manipulated by Harpymon into being overprotective of her. Nene and her father reconciled, and she returned to her idol career.
Celebrity Is Overrated: Averted. Nene is pretty happy with her career, and is shown as being rather competent and engaging in her work. Her father's belief in this trope, however, is what causes him to fall prey to Harpymon.
Took a Level in Badass: Nene was pretty capable before, but even though it was just for a movie, you can't help but appreciate Nene showing off her ability to kick the crap out of several other guys. They were actors in a movie, yes, so no one got hurt, but she really beat them down! (Or at least that's what it looked like.)
When You Coming Home, Dad?: Episode ten reveals her to be this, with her being at odds with her father over his constant absence due to business, and her lack of support in her chosen career. Considering what the Amano siblings went through in the first series, this makes a lot of sense.
One of Nene's Digimon partners, who appears to have stayed with her ever since the war.
A classmate of Tagiru's who is a huge fan of locomotives and railroads, he befriended a Locomon in DigiQuartz. Not interested in Hunting, he instead opts to travel the world with Locomon and any kids who desire to ride with them.
Refusal of the Call: Of a sort; he's not interested in Digimon Hunting, and only got a Xros Loader from the Watchmaker so he could stay with Locomon.
The Sleepless: Runs himself to exhaustion while spending all night travelling with Locomon.
Kiichi's Digimon partner. He's a Digimon in the shape of a locomotive. He was tempted by Ren's claims that he could unlock his true potential to become faster, but decided he preferred enjoying travelling with Kiichi. After escaping the control of Airu's Parasimon, he officially returned to Kiichi's side.
Too Fast to Stop: His dream was to go as fast as possible, and then some. When Airu's Parasimon latches onto him, however, he's unable to stop (mainly because Parasimon kept him from working the brakes).
Taiki's former rival turned ally from the war with the Bagra Empire. After the war, Kiriha spent some time in America, and he learned of DigiQuartz and started investigating of his own accord, meeting up with Greymon and the rest of Blue Flare again along the way. He participated in and ultimately won the Hunter competition on the southern island.
Expository Hairstyle Change: Sort of - it's pretty similar to how it was at the end of Xros Wars, but it's much less sharp and angular, reflecting the culmination of him becoming significantly less of a jerkass.
Kiriha's primary partner Digimon, who along with the rest of Blue Flare rejoined Kiriha during his investigations into DigiQuartz. A powerful combatant with a fierce personality to match, he's loyal to Kiriha to a fault.His evolved and Xrossed forms are as follows:
Jumped at the Call/Refusal of the Call: A strange example: she readily accepted a Xros Loader from the Watchmaker because of her desire to gain access to the cave's treasure, but she doesn't have much of an interest in hunting Digimon.
Spell My Name with an "S": "Sabmarimon" became the current official Romanization of the name as of his appearance here, but it has a pretty obvious error in it. Up until then, he was officially known by the more sensible transliteration "Submarimon", and as such odds are that few will bother with this rename.
Tropes associated with Sabmarimon's DigiXros forms:
The same Pinocchimon who Taiki and the other members of Xros Heart met in Dust Zone during the war with the Bagra Empire. In episode three, he appears, not recognizing Taiki and Shoutmon, and trying to convince the Robot Club of the characters' school to build GigaBreakdramon, in order to use its power to make himself the strongest Digimon in the world. Thankfully, Taiki and Shoutmon were able to snap him out of it.
A Digimon who appeared in DigiQuartz and mentored both Tagiru and Musashi Kenzaki in the art of kendo. He was originally suspected of aiding Musashi in taking down other kendo students, but ultimately, he was not responsible. He ended up lending his power to Tagiru and Gumdramon, joining their team.
Nice Guy: Unlike a lot of the other Digimon our heroes have met (who in fairness were Brainwashed and Crazy), Kotemon reached out to humans because he genuinely wanted to help them better themselves. He then trained Tagiru because he was worried about Musashi and thought Tagiru could get through to him via a kendo match.
Vocal Dissonance: Looking at him, you'd expect him to sound like a small child as he did previouslynote which makes sense because Kotemon is a Child-level Digimon. However, he has the voice of a relatively old man.
Tagiru captured this Digimon after it terrorized an okonomiyaki shop owner into cooking for it. Pagumon ended up inadvertently causing a falling-out between Tagiru and Gumdramon, and after trying its first actual bite of okonomiyaki went berserk. Pagumon duplicated and went on a rampage of gluttony before a reunited Gumdramon and Tagiru stopped it.
Turns White: However, it's eventually revealed that this wasn't because of any change in strength but rather that he was using the okonomiyaki he ate to make duplicates of himself.
Wave of Babies: Considering Pagumon is a baby-level Digimon normally...yeah. It's powerful enough a wave to completely overwhelm MetalTyrannomon.
A Digimon shaped like a 10 yen coin who sent his Zenimon and KoZenimon into a shopping district in order to collect money for him, so he could devour enough of the human greed attached to it in order to increase his power. After using an unwitting Hideaki and Tagiru to help him, his true nature became known, and he was defeated. Afterwards, he joined Hideaki's team and was made to atone for his actions by returning the money he'd stolen.
The Atoner: Hideaki sees to that once all is said and done.
Attack Drone: His attacks basically amount to throwing his Zenimon at his opponents.
Badass Mustache: Averted. He has a mustache, but before being defeated, he's shown to be manipulative and cowardly.
Contest Winner Cameo: Ganemon was one of several winning fan-made Digimon designs from a contest held during the previous series, who first got shown off in the series' eye-catches before being animated here.
Emotion Eater: Ganemon devours money, but it's the greed attached to it that powers him up.
Golden Super Mode: Goes from brown-colored to gold upon powering up, and curiously retains it when he's defeated.
A Digimon who resembles Starmon. He captured a number of famous individuals in order to put them in his "collection" of superstars, and intended to add Taiki to his list. Ultimately, he was defeated by a combination of Shoutmon X4, Arresterdramon, Astamon, and Tuwarmon, upon which he became a member of Yuu's Digimon team.
A Digimon who grew stronger by absorbing the motivation of humans, leaving them listless and weak. Tagiru and Gumdramon went after him, only for Tagiru to become FlaWizarmon's next victim. He proceeded to take on Tagiru's personality, and as such, proved to be nearly unbeatable, until Tagiru regained his resolve and defeated him with the help of Arresterdramon.
Determinator: Due to absorbing Tagiru's "determinator-ness". FlaWizarmon effectively weaponizes it, and uses it to survive being otherwise beaten by Tuwarmon and OmegaShoutmon. This folds like a house of cards once Tagiru points out it isn't really his determination, and is just stolen.
Two Digimon who, in an attempt to improve their ramen, partnered up with the father of Tagiru's classmate, Masaru, whose own ramen was lacking. Together, the three of them became successful, with the side effect of all three coming to devalue their own customers. Masaru, Tagiru and the others challenged the ogres to a ramen contest, and when they lost, Ogremon and Fugamon attempted to take Masaru's father back by force. After being Hunted, both Digimon were brought to their senses.
Palette Swap: Fugamon, as he's basically a brown Ogremon with a different loincloth.note Note his official Bandai design differs in this regard, as he has no horns; as with in Digimon Tamers his anime design retains them for some reason.
Playing with Fire: Ogremon's HAOUKEN!note Fist of the Supreme King, or alternatively, Overlord Fist
Red Oni, Blue Oni: Well, more like Green Oni and Red Oni, in Ogremon and Fugamon's case. The less literal aspects of this trope are subverted in that their personalities are largely the same.
This also applies to their preferred ingredients.
Supreme Chefs: Subverted. Their noodles are great but their soup stock is atrocious.
Verbal Tic: "Ogre" and "Fuga". Guess which one uses which.
A demon who feeds off the energy of human children. He disguises himself as an angelic figure who promises Makoto that he can make him get friends, but instead comes dangerously close to sacrificing their entire school to empower himself.
A pair of Digimon that live together in an abandoned Power Plant. Recently, Patamon was caught in the trap of Airu when she came to the Power Plant in search of a cute Digimon. Poyomon, believing her to be a bully, attacked Airu and kidnapped Opposumon to get back at her. Eventually, Patamon is freed from the cage with the help of Kaoru and makes everyone promise to let them live in peace. Afterward, Patamon thanks Kaoru one last time before leaving.
Paper-Thin Disguise: His costumes are never quite right, always imperfect and having the appearance of being rather cheaply produced (which they are). Also, his actual face is never covered by the costume, which is Played for Laughs - when someone catches up with him in disguise, he turns around to reveal his true identity.
A mysterious Digimon who is the master of Gokuwmon and (presumably) the ally of Shoutmon. She is the one responsible for imprisoning Gumdramon for running wild in the digital world, as well as placing the Kinkoji Power Limiter on his tail. Aside from this, very little is known about her as she has only appeared in a flashback so far.
Stealth Mentor: The Power Limiter ring that she placed on Gumdramon's tail serves to inhibit his strength until he acknowledges the importance of his bond to his partner, at which point it starts strengthening rather than weakening him, subtly teaching Gumdramon the importance of fighting for the right reasons.
Wild Card: While Shoutmon clearly doesn't see her as an enemy, it's not entirely clear just where Sanzomon stands or what her ultimate agenda is.
A Digimon who brings Shouta's creative UMA drawings to life and is impassioned by Shouta's imagination. They come at odds with Tagiru and the others. When a powerful drawing runs amuck, though, he and Shouta work with them in destroying it. Ekakimon later voluntarily joins Tagiru.
A giant Digimon that was terrorizing Plesiomon in order to get her DigiTama and absorb it along with her to become stronger. He hypnotizes Mizuki as a plan to get through Plesiomon's barrier and attacks them once he succeeds. Eventually, he's defeated by a combination of Mizuki and Tagiru and is captured by the latter.
A Digimon that Hiroya befriended as a KnightChessmon and helped him steal rare cards so he could be the best at a popular card game. However, RookChessmon was just using Hiroya to make himself stronger and bigger. As he sucked more and more of Hiroya's emotions, he went from a white KnightChessmon to a black one and eventually evolved into RookChessmon. Together, Yuu, Tagiru, and Taiki defeated the Digimon and it was captured by Yuu.His evolved and DigiXros forms in this series are as follows:
KnightChessmon (White), the form he's in when he first meets Hiroya
KnightChessmon (Black), a form he took after taking enough of Hiroya's energy. The same as usual, but black in color.
RookChessmon (Black), his super evolved form. A large castle based Digimon with several cannons attached to its body.
A group of Bakomon that work at Digimon Land. Their job is to invite children to the amusement park to play and have fun. As it turned out, the Bakomons were being used by Jokermon and Sephirotmon to get children so the latter can power himself up by eating them and absorbing their happiness. However, the brown Bakomon realized how wrong this was and helped Tagiru stop Sephirotmon from using the emotions he absorbed, allowing Tagiru to defeat it.
Jokermon is the manager of Digimon Land. He enlists the Bakomon to invite children to Digimon Land so he can feed them to the real owner of Digimon Land, Sephirotmon, and power him up. Once Tagiru, Taiki, and Yuu found out, they confronted the two Digimon. With the help of Bakomon, the children were freed and Sephirotmon and Jokermon were captured by Tagiru.
A Digimon that caused havoc in DigiQuartz, leading Tagiru and Hideaki to investigate it. When Tagiru, Hideaki, and Kaneda ended up in DigiQuartz to search for it, MetallifeKuwagamon kidnapped Kaneda in order to hold him hostage. Eventually, they rescued Kaneda and Arresterdramon defeated him, but when Tagiru tried to capture him MetallifeKuwagamon revealed that he has already been hunted by an evil Digimon Hunter. Before he could explain more, Quartzmon came and absorbed him, killing the Digimon.
The point of Digimon hunting: to capture and collect Digimon. Digimon encountered and defeated in Digimon Hunts can be captured and stored within the Hunters' Xros Loaders as part of their collection, and can be called upon like the main partner, or used to DigiXros.note Digimon that do not show much personality or role beyond being hunted are listed here. For Digimon who show personality and drive the plot of an episode, see above for a more comprehensive description and listing of tropes.
Defeat Means Friendship: Once captured, they seem to be freed from whatever made them go berserk in the first place, and seem happy to help their Hunter out in battle in exchange.
Fusion Dance: They can be DigiXrossed using the Xros Loader, much like in the previous series, creating a "Xros Up" form for the main Digimon in the pair.
Tropes associated with Tagiru's captured Digimon:note In order of appearance: MetalTyrannomon, Sagomon, GigaBreakdramon, Blossomon, Kotemon, Pagumon, Harpymon, FlaWizarmon, Ogremon, Fugamon, Phelesmon, Betsumon, and Ekakimon, Dagomon, Sephirotmon, and Jokermon
Tagiru's Digimon collection as of episode 14.note Not pictured - Kotemon, Fugamon, Phelesmon, Betsumon, Ekakimon, Dagomon, and Digimon Tagiru has borrowed.
Ugly Cute: Another in-universe example. Seeing it as this is the only possible reason why Airu would ever have something like it in her collection (according to her: "Kinda cute in a gross way, right?")
Tropes associated with Ren's captured Digimon:note Chamelemon, Rukamon, Phantomon, TonosamaGekomon, Chimeramon, Swanmon, Cockatrimon, Nanomon, Moosemon, Mojamon, BigMamemon, Digitamamon, Plesiomon, Nanimon, Bakemon, Pteranomon, and PicoDevimon
Bambification: Possibly averted by Moosemon, given Ren is an antagonist, and depending whether it'll be anything like what was described in its Bandai profile note which states Moosemon is highly territorial and is prone to throwing violent tantrums.
Carnivore Confusion: Pumpmon serves pumpkin-related snacks on Locomon's train. Considering how angry Jagamon, a potato Digimon, got at people for eating potato chips, this raises...interesting questions.
Spell My Name with an "S": "Volcdoramon" is the current official Romanization of his name, but it has a pretty obvious transliteration mistake in it. Accordingly, most people still call it by its slightly more sensible prior official Romanization: Volcdramon.
Tropes associated with the staff on Digimon Land:note Dogmon, Ponchomon, Monzaemon, Trailmon, Pillomon, Mokumon, Numemon, Rukamon. For tropes associated with the Bakomons, Jokermon, and Sephirotmon, see above.
Carnivore Confusion: Yakiimon, a sweet potato Digimon is seen giving kids baked sweet potatoes. Oddly enough, the other potato-based Digimon, Jagamon, attacked people for eating potato chips, it gets kind of confusing.
A Digimon that Tagiru encountered at his school as a Tsumemon. When he tried to hunt it, the Tsumemon super evolved into Keramon and began to fuse the real world and DigiQuartz together. As they chased it, the Digimon continued super evolving until it became the giant Diablomon. Eventually, it was defeated by Shoutmon X7 and was revealed to be a clone, created by Quartzmon.His evolved and DigiXros forms in this series are as follows:
Tsumemon, a creature with one eye that resembles a combination of a clawed hand and a foot.
Keramon, his first super evolved form. An octopus creature with large hands and constantly giggles.
Chrysalimon, his second super evolved form. A chrysalis-like creature with powerful tendrils
Infermon, his third super evolved form. A spider-like creature that has a gun in its mouth.
Diablomon, his final super evolved form. A creature resembling the devil with long arms and horns.
Expy: The entire episode about this thing is a reference to Digimon Adventure's second movie, Our War Game; it's also the third Digimon production to featured an antagonistic Keramon, as there was such an episode in Savers as well.
An army of clones created by Quartzmon to combat the heroes. Once Team Xros Heart fought back, the Vamdemon evolved into VenomVamdemon and BelialVamdemon and began to defeat them. Xros Heart was saved from the characters from previous series and the army was defeated.Their evolved and DigiXros forms in this series are as follows:
BelialVamdemon, a demonic creature with mouths on its shoulders and giant glider wings.
VenomVamdemon, a gigantic monstrous version of Vamdemon.
Expy: Design-wise, it has reminded many fans of the D-Reaper. It even plays the same trick by capturing people and imprisoning them inside giant tower-like form, and invading the human world, turning it into its territory in the process.
His final form also has aspects of Apocalypmon, being a vaguely humanoid torso attached to a giant geometric object. In addition, his humanoid aspect is very reminiscent of Lilith.
A member of Tagiru and Yuu's school robotics club. Desperate to create a robot design capable of winning a competition, he and his friends are manipulated by Pinocchimon into helping him complete GigaBreakdramon.
Workaholic: Again, another effect of the aforementioned situation.
Another member of Tagiru and Yuu's class. Miho became frustrated with her jealousy towards students who did achieved higher scores than her, and thus became corrupted through contact with Blossomon, who helped her get revenge. She was ultimately saved and resolved of her issues thanks to Yuu and the other hunters.
A kendo practitioner who was beaten by Taiki and swore to defeat him. He became a student of Kotemon, who tried to help him improve his technique. Unfortunately, his strong desire to get stronger led to him being manipulated by Ren and Dracumon, who drove him to attack other kendo students as a tsuji-giri.
Yuu and Nene's father, a prominent businessman. Because of his work, he is often estranged from his wife and children, but loves them very much all the same. That love, and worry for Nene over her idol career, is what led to Harpymon taking advantage of him and feeding off his feelings. Posing as a masked man, he was driven to attack anyone who he thought came close to Nene in order to protect her. When Harpymon was defeated, he was snapped out of it, and made peace with his daughter.
A father and son whose family own and operate a ramen restaurant. Katsuji was a decent ramen chef - whose personal recipe included a decent fish stock but less decent quality noodles - but a rival store began to take their business. Eager to improve his business, Katsuji accepted Ogremon and Fugamon's help, combining their recipes. Though the restaurant experienced better business, Masaru was ashamed to find his father becoming less and less concerned with satisfying his customers, even berating those who didn't care for the new recipe. Masaru challenged Fugamon and Ogremon to a ramen competition with Tagiru and the others' help, and snapped his father out of it by making Katsuji's original recipe. Ultimately, Katsuji improved business by reaching a compromise, accepting the two Digimons' contributions to improve his own recipe while keeping theirs on the menu as well.
One Steve Limit: Averted. While it's unusual enough for any Digimon character to share their name with another, the other Masaru appears as a major supporting character during the last few episodes.
Ramen Slurp: Only natural that their episode brings about this trope.
Supreme Chef: Averted, in the case of both father and son. Katsuji's ramen recipe is lacking on its own, and Masaru's isn't fit to be sold. It's only what it represented that had any significance.
Unsatisfiable Customer: Subverted, in that Katsuji's inability to suffer any criticism of "his" new recipe is the source of the problem.
A young boy who became desperate to have friends because of his constant moving around. He encounters Phelesmon disguised as an angel in DigiQuartz and is offered the chance to have friends by the Digimon. Makoto takes the offer and hypnotizes his class with the help of Phelesmon's power but eventually falls under the spell as well. Eventually, Tagiru manages to snap Makoto out of the spell and becomes his first true friend after Phelesmon is defeated.
A self proclaimed "Spirit Hunter" that investigates paranormal activities in order to prove that they can be explained through science. She enters an abandoned Power Plant with Yuu and Tagiru in order to explain the mysterious ghost sightings seen recently. She eventually finds the "ghost"—a Patamon— and frees it from the trap that Airu had put it in.
One of Tagiru and Yuu's classmates. He loves to draw, but the other kids in the class tease him for having a wild imagination. He eventually meets Ekakimon, a pencil Digimon who loves his imagination and can bring his art to life. When Tagiru, Yuu, and Taiki try to stop him from bringing his creations to life, Shouta and Ekakimon enter DigiQuartz to create the strongest UMA to battle them. However, it goes out of control until Shouta gives Arresterdramon an eraser to destroy it.
Mix-and-Match Critters: His strongest UMA is simply a combination of his three-eyed Plesiosaur, the Dragon, the Cyclops, and the Big Hand Foot.
A kid who enjoys playing a popular card game but is unable to win due to not having stronger, rarer cards. He encounters a KnightChessmon and uses him to steal rare cards from other players. Unbeknownst to Hiroya, KnightChessmon was just using him and absorbing his greed for strength in order to super evolve into RookChessmon. After seeing Yuu defeat RookChessmon, Hiroya realizes that power is not all that one needs to be strong.
Ambition Is Evil: It's his ambition to be the best at a card game that RookChessmon feeds on.
One of Tagiru and Yuu's classmates who has an obsession with insects. He attempted to capture a golden stag beetle that had been recently seen in order to prove it as a new species. When he followed Tagiru and Hideaki into DigiQuartz, he captures it, only to find that it was a part of MetallifeKuwagamon. Afterward, he was captured by the Digimon and held hostage so it could escape.
Berserk Button: He hates people who want to use bugs to get money. His belief that Tagiru and Hideaki intended to do this caused him to follow them and get sucked into DigiQuartz.
Characters from the five prior Digimon anime series. They were recruited from their own universes by the Watch Man and spread out throughout the world in order to combat the threat of Quartzmon's international apparitions, with the five leaders in particular - Tai, Davis, Takato, Takuya and Marcus - required, as five of the six legendary heroes who saved their worlds (the sixth being Taiki himself), to come to Tokyo and help take on Quartzmon himself.
Tropes applying to the returning heroes in general:
The Cameo: Silhouettes of other past characters not given a proper appearance are seen in the beginning of episode 24: (in order) Tamers!Beelzemon, Sora and Garudamon, Yolei and Aquilamon, Keenan and Ravemon, MegaGargomon, Beetlemon, MagnaGarurumon, Cody and Ankylomon, Angemon, Angewomon, and Justimon. The brief appearances of Joe, Gomamon and Tentomon are this in a more conventional sense.
Eleventh Hour Ranger: All of them, being that they showed up in the fourth-last episode and didn't start really doing anything until the second-last.
The Voiceless: A disappointing number of those who got prominent roles remained completely silent in their appearances. This got particularly awkward with some of the Digimon, because after all, this franchise is very well-known for Calling Your Attacks.
The leader of the Chosen Children of Digimon Adventure. He first showed up on a boat sailing through the DigiQuartz with other Digimon protagonists. Later, he showed up along with Marcus to battle a giant floating island with a face, saving Tagiru from being consumed by it in the process.
Nonstandard Character Design: Like in Adventure and Adventure 02, the non-whites parts of his eyes are entirely brown with no distinct pupil; Mimi, Davis, Ken, Matt, and Joe aside, this is not the case for any other human in this series. This is particularly odd since Marcus's design was modified to conform with this series' art style, yet those from Adventure and Adventure 02 went untouchednote characters from Tamers and Frontier didn't need any modification; Tamers and Frontier are similar in style to XWYH.
Tai's Digimon partner. He was first seen on a boat with his partner, and later appeared to battle against a giant floating island with a face, saving Tagiru from being consumed by it in the process.His evolved and DigiXros forms in this series are as follows:
WarGreymon, his Mega level form. An anthropomorphic dinosaur, with golden mech-armor.
Omnimon, a fusion with MetalGarurumon. A white paladin-like figure wielding a WarGreymon-themed sword and a MetalGarurumon-themed cannon.
One of the Chosen Children of Digimon Adventure. She showed up along with Ruki where they are seen helping Kiriha and Nene. When Kiriha thanked her for having some help from Hunters, she and Ruki both held up their Digvice and D-Arc, respectively, to signify that they are not Hunters.
Mimi's Digimon partner, a plant-like Digimon who can use vines to attack. She first appeared with Mimi to help Kiriha and Nene fight against the giant islands with faces on them. The entire scene was offscreen, though.
One of the Chosen Children of Digimon Adventure. While the others were fighting in Tokyo, he and Gomamon were left behind after defeating one of Quartzmon's clones; Joe was not pleased to find that out.
The leader of the Chosen Children of Digimon Adventure 02. He first showed up on a boat sailing through the DigiQuartz with other Digimon protagonists. Later, he showed up to battle against Quartzmon with Tai, Takato, Takuya, and Marcus.
Nonstandard Character Design: it should be noted that, next to what has already been addressed in Taichi's entry above, the animators gave him the kind of narrow, lightless eyes he sported during the Digimon Emperor arc (in contrast to the bigger eyes he had later on), yet the presence of Stingmon and the DNA Digivolution (and him helping out the others in general) clearly shows that his part of his story has been over for a while already.
The digivolved form of Ken's Digimon partner, Wormmon. He first appeared to battle against Quartzmon's forces and combined with Veemon to become Imperialdramon.His evolved and mode changed forms in this series are as follows:
Imperialdramon, his DNA Digivolved Mega form with Davis's Veemon. An enormous black dragon with red wings.
Imperialdramon Fighter Mode, a humanoid Mode Changed version of Imperialdramon.
The leader of the tamers in Digimon Tamers. He first showed up on a boat sailing through the DigiQuartz with other Digimon protagonists. Later, he showed up to battle against Quartzmon with Tai, Davis, Takuya, and Marcus.His evolved and mode changed forms in this series are as follows:
Gallantmon, Guilmon's Mega form achieved by Takato Bio-Merging with him. An imposing white knight with a red cape.
Gallantmon Crimson Mode, a Mode Change granted by fusing with Grani. Gallantmon gains wings and a red-and-gold makeover.
The leader of the tamers in Digimon Tamers. She showed up along with Mimi where they are seen helping Kiriha and Nene. When Kiriha thanked her for having some help from Hunters, she and Mimi both held up their D-Power and Digivice, respectively, to signify that they are not Hunters.
Rika's Digimon partner. An anthropomorphic fox-like Digimon that stands taller than her Tamer. She first appeared with Rika to help Kiriha and Nene fight against the giant islands with faces on them. The entire scene was offscreen, though.
The leader of the Legendary Chosen of Digimon Frontier. He first showed up on a boat sailing through the DigiQuartz with other Digimon protagonists. Later, he showed up to battle against Quartzmon with Tai, Davis, Takato, and Marcus.His spirit evolved forms in this series are as follows:
Aldamon, his Advance Hybrid form. A demon man Digimon which combines his Agnimon and Vritramon forms.
Susanoomon, his Ancient Spirit evolved form. A celestial Digimon that is achieved through the uniting of all twenty of the spirits of the Legendary Warrior Ten.
Worf Effect: He's the only returning protagonist that just doesn't really do anything. He failed to kill even a single MaloMyotismon and, when he took on the form of Susanoomon, all he really did was spear a VenomMyotismon.
That's because he only fired off one shot of what is supposed to be a Spam Attack.
Tropes associated with Takuya's Spirit Evolved forms:
One of the Legendary Chosen of Digimon Frontier. He showed up in the final battle against Quartzmon and gave Takuya his Spirits to allow Takuya to Ancient Spirit Evolve to Susanoomon.His spirit evolved forms in this series are as follows:
Kumamon, his Human Hybrid form. A humanoid polar bear with green armor and a snowball cannon
An agent of DATS in Digimon Savers. First showed up on a boat sailing through the DigiQuartz with other Digimon protagonists. Later, he showed up along with Tai to battle a giant floating island with a face, saving Tagiru from being consumed by it in the process.
Badass: Firmly cemented as of episode 24, in which Marcus does what Marcus does best: punch powerful Digimon and actually hurt them. In this case, it involves VenomMyotismon over like dominoes, and obliterating three MaloMyotismon with D.N.A.
Nonstandard Character Design: Marcus retains the semi-realistic body shape that people in Savers had, albeit tweaked to the point where he doesn't look quite as buff as he did there and his facial design is in line with this series. This makes him look a lot taller than the semi-cartoonish characters of the previous and later series despite being in a similar age group. Then again, he is...
Masaru's Digimon partner, who calls him aniki (big bro). He was first seen on a boat with his partner, and later appeared to battle against a giant floating island with a face, saving Tagiru from being consumed by it in the process.His digivolved forms in this series are as follows:
"Agumon Burst Mode", the Burst Mode form of Agumon. Basically Agumon surrounded by a dragon shaped flame, allowing him to fly.
ShineGreymon, his Mega level form. A winged knight-like dragon-themed warrior.
ShineGreymon Burst Mode, the Burst Mode form of ShineGreymon. Basically rhe same but recolored and has flaming wings, and a flaming shield and sword.
Your Size May Vary: In Savers, ShineGreymon was so enormous that Marcus could stand on the palm of his hand. Here? Not so much - he's about as large as WarGreymon, maybe twice or three times Marcus's size.