Recap / Digimon Adventure E 40 The Four Kings Of The Evil Mountain The Dark Masters

Four large Digimon discuss that the Chosen Children will be returning soon, and prepare to take them on...

The Chosen Children and their Digimon land in the Digital World and see that, in the same way they could see the Digital World’s formations from the real world, they can see the real world from the Digital World in the sky. They soon find none other than the Chuumon from File Island. While Jou finds out the hard way that the Digital World’s surfaces are fragmented and creating cliffs out of nowhere, Chuumon explains that his friend Sukamon died falling into a pit created by the distortions, and that the distortions were caused by the powers of darkness reshaping the world to make it easier to rule. He points out Spiral Mountain, a mountain where most of the land had been twisted and shaped into.

Chuumon reveals that the Digimon responsible for this are called the “Dark Masters”, and that anyone who has tried to go against the Dark Masters has been defeated. They are attacked by one Dark Masters, MetalSeadramon, and the Chosen’s Digimon evolve in order to take him on...only for MetalSeadramon to make short work of them.

MetalSeadramon blasts them away to another area, where they’re attacked by Mugendramonnote , another of the Dark Masters, to whom all of the Chosen have their Digimon (except Patamon) super-evolve against...only to be promptly defeated again. They’re sent into an area, where everyone finds themselves controlled by a Puppet Master: the third Dark Master, Pinnochimonnote . Pinnochimon forces all of the Digimon to devolve and ships them and the Chosen off to the last Dark Master, Piedmonnote , who tells them a deranged story of the Chosen climbing up Twist Mountain and being killed by the Dark Masters.

Taichi and Yamato have Agumon and Gabumon warp-evolve, but Piemon quickly defeats them and tells them that they’re too inexperienced to properly use their Ultimate-level powers against him. The four Dark Masters regroup and prepare to kill the Chosen starting with Mimi, but Chuumon takes the attack for them. Just as they’re about to get killed, Piccolomon appears and creates a diversion for them to escape with.

Piccolomon tells them that there’s something the Chosen are missing that they’ll need to get before they can defeat the Dark Masters, but he’s interrupted by the Dark Masters themselves before he can elaborate. Piccolomon tells the Chosen to head towards Spiral Mountain while he holds off the Dark Masters, assuring them that they’ll find what they’re missing and that they’ll be invincible.

An explosion in the distance informs the Chosen that Piccolomon had performed a Heroic Sacrifice to save them, and the kids head off to Spiral Mountain...