Recap: Digimon Adventure E 27 Vamdemon The Castle Of Darkness

While the kids worry about what they’re going to do about Vamdemon, they receive a message from Gennai, who informs them that he’s got Good News, Bad News. The kids are so exhausted that they ask for the good news first, and Gennai informs them that there’s another Chosen Child. Without the help of the eighth child, the distortions of the Digital World cannot be repaired. Gennai states that while he doesn’t know who the eighth child is, he knows that the child is in Japan. The bad news, unfortunately, turns out to be that Vamdemon already knows this, and is sending an army out to Japan to kill the child.

At Vamdemon’s lair, PicoDevimon is recruiting soldiers to fight in Vamdemon’s army, and a boxer Digimon, Nanimon, comes out to give them Training from Hell. In comes Agumon and Palmon, wearing wigs and claiming to be “PunkAgumon” and “ReggaePalmon”. Pretending to be army recruits, they join in with the trainees.

PicoDevimon reports to Vamdemon about him recruiting soldiers, but another one of Vamdemon’s minions taunts him: Tailmonnote  , a catlike Pint-Sized Powerhouse who, despite her appearance, is an Adultnote -level Digimon and very much not to be underestimated. Tailmon, calling PicoDevimon’s army weak, tells Vamdemon that she’s gathered an army of elite soldiers. With that, Vamdemon descends deeper into his lair to inspect the “stone room”, where there is a door that will lead them to different worlds - which he plans to use to invade the human world.

Gennai tells the kids about the gate, and Taichi muses on how Agumon and Palmon are taking a while infiltrating due to being run dry by Nanimon. A Sukamon in the army informs Agumon and Palmon that Nanimon would get drunk off sake whenever it was time for real battle. Agumon and Palmon decide to get Nanimon drunk off sake, and the other army members are so upset at Nanimon for overworking them that they agree to help them with the plan. Sure enough, Nanimon gets so drunk that he knocks himself out, and Agumon and Palmon make an escape. They lead the other kids and Digimon up into the castle through a window, and Gennai wishes them luck.

Vamdemon attempts to figure out some mysterious cards which, when put in the right order, will lead him to the human world. After becoming ready to go to the human world, Vamdemon has PicoDevimon and Tailmon call their respective armies.

The Chosen get lost through Vamdemon’s mysterious, gravity-defying, path-changing castle, but when they see Vamdemon’s armies preparing, they follow them in secret. Vamdemon solves the card puzzle and opens the door; the Chosen burst in, but it’s too late, as the armies are already going. PicoDevimon has Nanimon’s army attack them, but the Chosen’s Digimon evolve and Nanimon retreats before the battle even starts. Tailmon intervenes and quickly kicks everyone’s asses with her unexpected strength and speed.

The kids desperately try to make a break for the gate to the human world, but Tailmon summons her elite army of Devidramon. The kids’ Digimon are only able to win against the Devidramon when Greymon evolves to MetalGreymon, but they end up unable to make it to the door in time for it to close with PicoDevimon and Tailmon behind it. Taichi bangs on the door in anguish that they couldn’t make it...

...only for the new ending theme to play, prominently showing that Taichi’s sister Hikari is the eighth Chosen Child and her partner is none other than Vamdemon’s recently introduced catlike minion. Ah, well...it was fun while it lasted.

Tropes

  • Frothy Mugs of Water: The dub changes Nanimon getting drunk off sake to becoming...fizzed off soda, despite the bottles blatantly being ones typically used for alcohol.
  • Spoiler Ending: On top of the aforementioned spoiler, the new ending theme also is courteous enough to spoil the remaining Perfect-level forms that haven't appeared yet along with WarGreymon and MetalGarurumon.