Fan Fic / Digimon Regenesis
Start a brand new story.
This sounds like the premise for a bad Saturday morning cartoon.
(Digimon re:GEN for short; simply Digimon Regenesis for those for whom the silly formatting is too much) is a Digimon fanfiction (go figure), focusing on (yet another) new interpretation and history of the Digital World, and a whole new set of kids and original digimon. ... Still here? Okay. The setup runs as such:
A mysterious, otherworldly entity with the powers of a god, Era
, has been assailing the Digital World
for the past hundred Digital years. Having appeared with no warning, he slowly overtook more than three quarters of the digital world under his control, turning Digimon against their brethren and corrupting huge portions of the world.
Ten years have passed in the real world since Era's sudden appearance in the Digital World. Reaching their last-ditch lines of defense, the five sovereigns of the Digital World have called upon the power of Yggdrasil, the core of the Digital World, to summon a handful children from the real world to help fight.These kids are suddenly plucked out of his or her daily life and whisked away to the Digital World. There, they're partnered with a Digimon
, and each is granted a mysterious talisman that uses the power of their virtues to help them help their digimon fight. They quickly ally themselves with their digimon partners, and the digimons' mentor, the mysterious (and often questionably sane) Deekamon
The problem, coming into the story, is this: there are supposed to be seven of them, but there are only six present. The seventh child, summoned separately from the rest, and his partner, looking for him, have gone missing— but the group needs to function as a whole to stand a chance. Forced to set out on a mission to find their last teammates (and after that, Era), the story changes from a simple find-and-rescue mission to something much more world-shaking than they thought...
As may be evident by the summary, Digimon re:GENESIS very much attempts to evoke an original flavor
feel, despite the all-new cast. It follows the basic structure of Adventure
: a number of children find themselves teleported to the Digital World in order to protect it from a mysterious menace using the powers of their personalities' greatest strengths. Callbacks and subtle references to canon series abound. Though it starts a bit slow and predictable, it gathers steam to stand on its own two feet and do its own thing as time goes on.
It was finished in October 2013, clocking in at over 300,000 words over 51 chapters. It can be found at its website
, on Fanfiction.net
, or a deviantArt group
meant to house all the story and art.
This fanfiction contains examples of:
- Action Girl: Andrea is the shining example— one of her first actions in the Digital World is to run headlong into Deekamon, who the entire human group believed to be attacking them, and taking him out. Her willingness to run in against digimon, partner or no partner, is one of her more defining personality traits.
- A God Am I: Era, in spades. In fact, it turns out that this grew out of his mistaken belief that the Digital World he encountered as a child was his creation; when it turned out he wasn't, he... did not take it well.
- Alternate Universe: Digimon re:GENESIS is an FDD (Fan Digimon and Digidestined) work, taking place in a setting almost entirely removed from the canon depictions.
- All There in the Manual: A number of things are totally peripheral and stored only on the site— from information on the Digital World as it appears in the series, to the author's selection of songs assigned to characters in order to emulate the Digimon series' infamously huge selection of Image Songs. In fact, there's some tidbits of information slipped in only on this very page.
- Almighty Idiot: Genesimon, containing the cores of all five sovereigns, has too much power, and as a result is absolutely mindless. It doesn't end well for Era, either, when it forcibly absorbs Era into itself.
- Amazing Technicolour Battlefield: The hollow of Yggdrasil isn't very technicolour, but it gets a bit more trippy once it starts corrupting past the point of recognition over the course of the final battle.
- Ambiguous Species: While Egakumon◊ is regularly referred to as a rabbit, he's one heck of a weird rabbit if he is. He gets somewhat more bunny-esque at higher levels, but 'rabbit' is just, apparently, the closest thing any of the characters could think of.
- And I Must Scream: Luke serving as the core for Forbidramon has absolutely no control; the body is instead controlled by a second consciousness, leaving him to feel and experience everything but being forced to go along with its will, not his own. Presumably the same is true for Sampamon serving as Reimon's core, at first, but she manages to take at least some control back.
- Art Attacker: Egakumon and his Champion-level Shokunimon both attack using their paintbrushes, a trend that stops once it turns into a sword.
- The Atoner: Luke, post-Forbidramon; he seems to have found some form of absolution as of chapter 32. It's also later revealed that this trope is what motivates Deekamon's actions.
- Bad with the Bone: Iguamon's Mega level, WarTriassimon.
- Barrier Warrior: MagnaAriamon's Shining Break attack's use is primarily defensive, to create a golden energy-shield around herself and her allies.
- BFS: StarShokunimon and Kisekimon's paintbrush-swords.
- Big Bad: Era
- Big Brother Instinct: Julian towards Faris and later, to a certain extent, towards Toby
- Bishonen Line:
- Well, more of a Bishoujou Line, such as it is, for Reimon, of all digimon— whose gender is left completely ambiguous until she reaches Ultimate.◊
- Much, much later, Genesimon crosses the line with its final form, at the end of chapter 49.
- On the heroes' sides, four of the seven team members are at at their most human-like in their most powerful form, Mega: Egakumon, Rajamon, Iguamon, and Lammon, though the latter three of the four are more anthropomorphic than full human-like.
- Bittersweet Ending: In true Digimon fashion. Era is defeated, the digital world is going to be rebuilt, the Sovereigns are being restored, and the partner digimon have to die to restore Yggdrasil.
- Blood Knight: Javermon.
- Bond Creatures: The seven digimon, the Virtue Recievers; Regenesis returns to the idea of the digimon being created specifically to partner with their human partners as opposed to meeting by chance.
- Breather Episode: While not particularly comedic, chapters 24 and 46 are much more relaxed than the chapters they follow.
- Brutal Honesty: Julian does not believe in sugar-coating things. Most of the time.
- Calling Your Attacks: Well, it is a Digimon fanfiction.
- The Cameo: A few characters not created by the author appear as prizes for winning a contest. Most notably, Denimon of Digimon Advent origin appears in episodes 12 and 13.
- The Chosen Ones: The seven kids, the Virtue Holders.
- Chronic Hero Syndrome: Simon and Egakumon can't walk away from someone who needs help. Their teammates are not always so eager.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: The first time Forbidramon shows up, the partner digimon don't stand a chance. Likewise with Narakamon, and again much later with Era's creation in chapter 45.
- Cryptic Conversation: Deekamon is so fond of these that multiple characters, often Julian, start snarking about it.
- Dark Is Not Evil: Sampamon.
- Deadly Upgrade: Narakamon.
- Dem Bones: Narakamon
- Demoted to Extra: Happened to characters meant to be major, but that never made it to the story in said form; see What Could Have Been below.
- Dénouement Episode: Era is defeated in Chapter 50; Chapter 51 is dedicated to the characters saying goodbye and tying up their emotional loose ends.
- Distant Finale: Set one year later to the humans, ten years later to the digital world.
- The Determinator: All of the characters have traits of it, but battle-wise, Andrea and Rajamon take the cake.
- Don't You Dare Pity Me!: Quoth the Andrea: "I didn't ask for your namby-pamby boyscout input!"
- Double-Meaning Title: Depending on how you punctuate it; if written as "re:Genesis" (or any variation thereupon), it takes on the meaning "regarding the beginning", as re: means in email headers; if without the colon, as "Regenesis", it means "rebirth".
- Dual Wielding: Kisekimon's twin swords
- Eccentric Mentor: Deekamon.
- Elemental Powers:
- Eldritch Abomination: Whatever Genesimon, the digimon that Era created from the Sovereign cores is, it's definitely an abomination.
- The End... Or Is It?: In the epilogue, the series ends with the Sovereigns choosing to fix the last thing they left broken, and revive the digimon. Maybe.
- Epiphanic Prison: Well, kind of. In chapter 49, following one of Genesimon's attacks, the children find themselves in small pockets of stark white nowhere. However, it's implied that they're pockets created by the Digimon, using their resonant power with Yggdrasil to protect themselves from an attack that would otherwise kill them, and thus are not really prisons, though some of the kids hypothesize in-character that they are. Regardless, the kids don't seem able to leave and re-join the battle until they examine themselves, reflect on how far they've come, and realize that they can't give up yet.
- Establishing Character Moment: In his first in-person appearance, Era taunts Forbidramon, kills Reimon, and is able to freeze six Ultimate-level digimon in their tracks with the wave of a hand.
- Everything's Better with Dinosaurs: Iguamon and his higher forms
- Everything's Even Worse with Sharks: Pointedly averted with Delfinimon's higher forms.
- Evil Overlord: Era
- Extendable Arms: Deekamon's Extend Arm attack.
- Eyes Do Not Belong There: Every of Reimon's form above, well, Reimon; Ichimon has a Third Eye in the middle of its forehead, Nimon has one giant eye in the middle of its chest, and Sanmon has an eye on each palm and on its abdomen.
- Eyeless Face: When Genesimon's mask is broken in the pentultimate chapter. Or so they assume.
- Face–Heel Turn: Era was once a digidestined in another version of reality. It's complicated.
- Fallen Hero: See above.
- Fantastic Racism: It seems that Era has taken a page or two out of Kurata's book...
- Fast Forward to Reunion: The epilogue brings the kids together one year after the fight with Era.
- Faux Affably Evil: Era.
- Fearless Undead: Narakamon, which is stated to have no instinct outside of battle, and will thus fight until it literally falls apart. This is fitting, considering that it's the dark digivolution of Rajamon, who shares the virtue of bravery with his partner.
- Female Monster Surprise: A number of large or scary digimon end up being female, most notably SkullGreymon that Toby and Julian face down with in chapter eighteen and Reimon and her higher forms, as revealed in chapter 20.
- Final Boss, New Dimension: The battles with Genesimon all take place in the hollow of Yggdrasil, a vast black void with a brilliant white world tree in the heart of it. Bonus points for corrupting beyond the point of recognition over the course of the battle.
- Five-Man Band: Though a number share duties.
- The Hero: Simon, naturally— hot-blooded and driven by his ideals
- The Lancer: Alternates between Andrea and Julian; Andrea butts heads with Simon, where Julian just thinks he's obnoxious and has no reservations about telling him so.
- The Big Guy: Andrea, who runs into battle head-first and has the most powerful partner pound for pound.
- The Smart Guy: Julian, the stoic strategist, shares duty with Faris, who's snarky and sarcastic but is revealed to be kind of a tech geek.
- The Chick: Emily, who's cheerful and happy — if a bit ditzy — with a subtle touch of iron, and Toby, who tries to keep the others from murdering one another.
- The Sixth Ranger: Lukas, not appearing until after the 20-chapter mark.
- The Four Gods: The five Sovereigns (including Huanglongmon) keep control over Yggdrasil, and their unanimous will is what drives it. Azulongmon appears sort-of in-person in chapter 28; it's likely that the others will, too. Or, it would have been, except for the fact that only Zhuqiaomon had the chance to say so much as a word to the kids before Javermon and company come around.
- Four Eyes, Zero Soul: Era.
- Four Is Death: Though Word of God is that it will never appear in-story, Reimon's Mega form, Shimon, was meant to invoke this— hence its naming scheme.
- Friendly, Playful Dolphin: Delfinimon.
- Fusion Dance: How the Digimon reach Mega. It's of the "power booster"/"more powerful version of A" sort; the humans serve as the power-up to warp their digimon to Mega level, though remain able to speak to the digimon and are aware of everything around them.
- Genki Girl: Emily has shades thereof.
- Giant Flyer: Kamomon, in his Ultimate and Mega forms— his Mega form is a freaking roc.
- God-Emperor: Era.
- Goggles Do Nothing: In keeping with the tradition, Simon wears a pair over his hat.
- The Gunslinger: Kamomon as Kaizokumon.
- The Heart: Toby and Lammon get relegated to this role more than once.
- Heel–Face Turn: If Epidemon is telling the truth, Deekamon, pre-series, and by extension his allies, Shamon and BlackWarGreymon. (And as it turns out, he was telling the truth.)
- Heroic Dolphin: Delfinimon. She is one of the heroes' partners, after all.
- Heroic R.R.O.D.: Narakamon, in true Digimon fashion.
- Hero with Bad Publicity: It seems, as of chapter 30, that some Digimon are becoming... less than pleased with how much headway our heroes are making with stopping Era.
- Hidden Depths: Deekamon— though they take a while to surface.
- Hidden Elf Village: The Flora-Palmon village, one of the first locations the kids encounter. They make a point of simply hiding from Era's agents until one of their leaders becomes one.
- Honor Before Reason: Simon's M.O., and by extension, Egakumon's.
- Hot-Blooded: Simon and Egakumon. Frequently.
- Humans Are Bastards: Well, more accurately, the main humans are good people, it's just that Era's not so much.
- Idiot Hero: Simon and Egakumon are enthusiastic, but aren't so hot in the book-smarts area. Running headlong into a wall, anyone? (To be fair, though, Faris has his moments of the same.)
- Image Song: As stated above, there's a section of the site dedicated to the author's selection of songs assigned to characters to follow on the series' trend of massive amounts of image songs. note
- Improbable Weapon User: Egakumon and his paintbrush, though by the time he reaches StarShokunimon, it becomes an unusual scabbard.
- Insistent Terminology: Magoriamon works for Epidemon, not Era.
- Instant AI, Just Add Water: The details of how, in Era's backstory, the Blue.exe program became the sapient Lazumon are unclear. Seeing as how it is Digimon, it's probably best to roll with it and blame it on destiny.
- It Has Been an Honor: Said word for word by Egakumon in the final chapter.
- Killed Off for Real: The fate of digimon whose digicores are destroyed; Dobermon is one such example.
- King of Beasts: Even though Rajamon is predominantly a tiger, the second he hits his Mega form... consider the mane and the name (ImperialBaghamon). Yeah.
- Knight of Cerebus: The first seven chapters are a fairly standard "go around, each digimon reaches its next form" procession. And then Forbidramon shows up, curbstomps the team into the dirt, and holds his ground against seven Ultimate-levels— in fact, he's not defeated until Era himself to put a stop to the battle and make things even worse.
- Lampshade Hanging: Usually courtesy of Julian or Faris.
- At one point, when it's revealed that all of the human characters have at least tenuous connections to one city in the real world, Julian remarks that it "feels like the premise for a kids' show"; in later chapters he makes a point of using the phrase "Saturday morning cartoon moral".
- This exchange:
Faris: You know, every movie I've ever seen says that going in there will get me killed.
Still going in, yeom
- The narration's occasional tendency to stick in an "Of course." whenever something bad happens at an inopportune time.
- Regarding all of the Proxy Areas thus far shown being caves:
Rajamon: I'm getting tired of caves.
Iguamon: I'd love to see you come up with a better way to connect areas.
- La Résistance: The main group, in a way; taking it further, the partners, Deekamon, and (very roughly) a full fourth of the Digital World form a very loose sort of resistance group against Era.
- The Lifestream: Yggdrasil, the world tree at the core of the Digital World, is the location from which all data is born and to which all data goes. Except for digimon who have their digicores destroyed.
- Light Is Good: Lammon.
- Master of Illusion: Magoriamon, a minor villain.
- The Maze: The Proxy Areas tend to have something to trip up those trying to pass through; however, the first seen (between the Wide Forest and the Great Ocean) is the most traditional maze.
- Meaningful Name: In addition to being a Shout-Out to The Lion King, the monkey digimon that helps the seventh child in the flashback chapter 23 is named Rafikmon— derived from rafiki, meaning friend.
- In a slightly more sinister sense, it turns out that Era's true name is Joshua, which is derived from the same name from which "Jesus" is derived. Oops. This gets even more blatant when one realizes that, though never mentioned in-text, profile text reveals that the names of the various forms of Genesimon, the digimon he creates, are named after books of the Bible.
- Mind Rape: It's implied that Era did this to Lukas and Sampamon in order to use their core data as a basis for Forbidramon and Reimon. In fact, it's explicitly stated that it's not More Than Mind Control.
- Much later, and much more explicit, this is the effect of several of Genesimon's attacks.
- Missing Mom: It turns out that Andrea's mother died some time ago.
- Monster of the Week: Frequently.
- Mook Lieutenant: Forbidramon, explicitly in charge of the Agents.
- The Multiverse: There are at least two separate-but-somewhat-connected versions of the digital world, and it's hinted that there are more.
- My Favorite Shirt: Simon loves his beanie hat. Do not mess with Simon's beanie hat. Do not attempt to remove Simon's beanie hat. In fact...
- Never Bare Headed: Simon never takes his hat off— except when he does, right before he and Egakumon reach Mega in chapter 35, and again later ten chapters later, and it seems to be for good.
- Non-Human Sidekick: While very few characters are human, Reimon is as good as this for the human-esque Forbidramon. Even compared to the other digimon it acts very strangely, rarely speaks, and behaves almost as Forbidramon's pet and once it reaches Champion level, steed.
- Omnicidal Maniac: Era turns out to qualify; the end-game of his plan would result in the destruction of several realities, all because he really doesn't like Digimon.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: Deekamon. Eccentric and skittish, and constantly contradicting himself, has been all but confirmed to know more than he says (to the point of contradicting himself about "not knowing things" within five minutes of two statements). Oh, yeah, and he's a Mega, and Era considers him a remarkable threat. And did we mention that late in the game, it's revealed that he used to be one of Era's most powerful soldiers?
- One-Winged Angel: Genesimon, the digimon created by Era, passes through a total of four forms, though only three are fought. It even crosses the Bishonen Line.
- Panthera Awesome: Rajamon— a tiger, a fire-wielder, pound-for-pound probably the strongest of the partner digimon, and courageous to a fault.
- Parrot Pet Position: Sampamon's preferred mode of transport is to hitch a ride draped on Luke's shoulders.
- Physical God: The Five Sovereigns, and to an extent, Yggdrasil. In the latter's case, Yggdrasil is implied to be alive but not sentient. It is the ultimate power, but only acts to carry the (unanimous) will of the five sovereigns.
- Pirate: Kaizokumon.
- Plot Armor: Despite having ample chance to, the villains never take the chance to kill the kids, and in fact seem willing to keep them from dying... and believe it or not, the kids' plot armor turns out to have an in-character explanation... and expiration date.
- Power Makes Your Hair Grow and Gives you Wings: Forbidramon grows a deal of shaggy blond hair and tattered black wings after entering Chaos Mode, by way of absorbing a Virtue Talisman.
- Power of Trust: Toby and Lammon's Virtue.
- Precision F-Strike: Chapter 22 contains what the author has said will be the only swear word used by a character:
Forbidramon: If you touch her, I'll fucking kill you.
- Rascally Rabbit: Egakumon, from time to time.
- Raptor Attack: Iguamon and his higher forms, particularly his Champion form, Velocimon.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Andrea is the red oni to Julian's blue oni, and their partners are much the same in relation to eachother.
- Red Right Hand: Forbidramon (but actually, it's his left hand that's red, arharhar). If the circumstances of his appearance didn't tip a reader off that he's a villain, the fact that one hand is cybernetic and the other is monstrous and red might help.
- Sad Clown: Faris and Delfinimon show signs of this.
- Samurai: Kisekimon, Egakumon's mega form.
- Samus Is a Girl: surprisingly, it's Reimon!
- Save Both Worlds: It's heavily implied by Wisemon in chapter 8 that Era intends to use the power of Yggdrasil to cross over to the real world, mobilizing the digimon under his control as an army. Eventually the details of this prediction get muddied up by the truth, but more telling is that it's not both worlds, it's several.
- Scarf of Asskicking: Egakumon's Ultimate and Mega forms. His champion level, Shokunimon, comes close, with a neckerchief of asskicking.
- Schedule Slip: Originally, it was supposed to publish at a rate of one chapter a week; it started in October 2011, and if he had kept the schedule, the author would have finished posting it in about a year. It took two years (on the dot, as the epilogue was posted exactly two years after the first chapter).
- Scottish English: Implied by some of Kamomon-as-Kaizokumon's speech patterns. It waits to be seen if the trend continues into his higher forms. It does.
- Sequential Boss: Genesimon has four forms, though only three of them are engaged in combat.
- Aztec Mythology: Quetzacoatimon, Sampamon's Mega form. Self-explanatory.
- Hindu Mythology: ImperialBaghamon, Rajamon's Mega form, has a few less-than-subtle Shiva-as-Nataraja references, mainly in his having four arms. And an attack technique actually called Nataraja.
- The monkey digimon that helps Luke and Sampamon in chapter 23 is named Rafikmon.
- At the end of Chapter 40, after half of the team has been tasked to deal with a Machinedramon off-camera, after the fact, BlackWarGreymon remarks that he "(sliced it) like an onion".
- The second-to-last chapter is titled No Crying Until The End.
- In a more personal sense, the author of Digimon re:GENESIS and the primary author of Digimon Advent are close friends, leading them to occasionally reference one another in sly ways.
- The Sixth Ranger: Lukas and Sampamon; the search for them motivates much of the plot of the first half of the story.
- The Smart Guy: Julian fairly quickly becomes the team strategist, being able to think quick and adapt to changes in battle.
- Smug Snake: Epidemon, to a T.
- Super Smoke: Reimon and Lammon, standing on exact opposite ends of the morality scale; later, the minor villain Magoriamon picks up the slack.
- Surprise Creepy: Genesimon, particularly in its last form; after a relatively light-hearted fic, a Madness Mantra screaming Eldritch Abomination, forcibly fused with its creator serves as the final threat.
- Team Mama Bear: Lammon shows signs of it.
- Technical Pacifist: Lammon and Toby both.
- 10-Minute Retirement: Andrea and Rajamon don't have much choice but to go into one after the Narakamon fight, which results in Rajamon being temporarily forced down to his lowest non-digitama form.
- Text Message to Adventure: The kids receive their call to adventure in the form of an empty text message, in a bit of a nod to Frontier's methods of calling the children to the Digital Worldnote .
- Two Girls to a Team
- The Quiet One: Julian and especially Iguamon, while Toby and Lammon have shades of it in a 'shy' way. For the villainous side, Reimon, and later PicoDaemon.
- The Stoic: Julian and Iguamon, often to the irritation of their teammates.
- Trapped in Another World: The kids, and it's implied that Era himself is from a third outside world. What this means when Era turns out to be at least superficially human is up for debate.
- Trickster Mentor: Deekamon, who's of... questionable sanity.
- True Companions: The partner digimon, from the start; eventually enough, their human partners follow suit.
- Undying Loyalty: All of the digimon, but Kamomon in particular; his and Emily's Virtue is Dedication. While qualifies for the virtue by never giving up, Kamomon displays it by means of undying loyalty and dedication to his partner (sometimes to reckless ends)— when asked by Sanmon if he would follow her even if he believed she was wrong, he replied that he would.
- Updated Re-release: While the original is still running! As of late February 2013, the author is starting to re-write the earliest chapters (tongue-in-cheek-ly called the "re:WRITE") to make the writing and characterization less awful, and replacing them as he goes along.
- Verbal Tic: Delfinimon's 'yeom', which she sticks at the ends of sentences, and she keeps it regardless of form. Faris remarks at one point that it's incredibly weird to see Shayumon (her champion-level form, a giant shark) still ending her sentences in 'yeom'.
- Villain Exit Stage Right: Era pulls this at the end of chapter 49.
- Villainous Breakdown: Forbidramon slips into one at the end of chapter 21, not taking it well when Sanmon turns on him, and Era does not take it well when Genesimon's third form appears to be defeated. When it gets much worse for the heroes after that, it leads to the trope above.
- Villain with Good Publicity: Era, apparently— he has a multitude of willing servants (Word of God is that for every one ally the heroes find, there are twenty Agents lurking around) and has three-fourths of the Digital World under his direct control. He must be doing something right.
- Walking Spoiler: There's a reason Genesimon's name is spoiler-tagged out every time it appears on this page.
- We Used to Be Friends: When Era's backstory is revealed, it turns out that his once-partner, Lazumon, tried to stand up to him and tell him this before he went truly evil... and was killed for his efforts.
- Wham Line:
- Chapter 22 has two, both of which reveal important characters' identities:
- "Is it just the Virtue going to your head, or does your dedication to it override your loyalty to me?", which reveals that the mysterious stranger is Era
- "SAMPAMON!", which reveals that Forbidramon and Reimon are Luke and Sampamon.
- These are both later given a run for their Wham Line money in chapter 41: "When they complete the task they were born to do, the seven Digimon of the Virtue will die."
- What Could Have Been: According to Word of God, Delfinimon was originally going to be a male parrot digimon named Loromon◊, and an eighth team-member was planned with an ice-powered monkey partner, Tumbilimon. Neither of these ever got past the planning stages, but Loromon and one of Tumbilimon's higher forms have as of present made appearances.
- Whole Episode Flashback: Chapter 23 is dedicated to detailing what Luke and Sampamon had been doing until their uniting with the main team.
- Wide-Eyed Idealist: Toby.
- World Tree: Yggdrasil
- Xanatos Speed Chess: As time goes on, it becomes slowly clearer that the Sovereigns and Era are engaged in a game of Xanatos Speed Chess with one another.
- Year Inside, Hour Outside: Not quite so much as the time dilation used in Digimon Adventure, but the Digital World has an exchange rate of one unit of Earth time = 10 units of Digital time. Meaning the kids have been completely missing, from Real World perspective, for at least a few days.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: How Forbidramon and Reimon meet their end, and later, Magoriamon follows suit at the hands of Epidemon.