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Shout Out: Digimon Xros Wars
Super Robot? Toku? Previous Digimon series? You name it!


Character-specific Shout Outs

  • Shoutmon, full stop. Red? V-head? He's the embodiment of Tokusatsu heroes of the yore, like Kaiketsu Zubat. Essentially, he's Viewtiful Joe in Digimon form!
  • Taiki has some mock posters of Toei's Tokusatsu characters in his room. The most distinct one looks like Kamen Rider Double, the then-current Kamen Rider series. Funnily, Riku Sanjo writes both this series and Double.
    • He also has posters of Kamen Rider OOO and Kamen Rider Fourze throughout the rest of the series (and Hunters), making Shoutmon's Rider-inspired scarf in the third arc all the more fitting.
  • And of course, then there's the first scene of episode one, where Taiki has a dream where he and the boys are backed up by Digimon from all five previous seasons.
  • The three main components of ShoutmonX3 are pretty much a semblance to Getter Robo pilots. Shoutmon is Ryoma (and Getter-1 is red and has a V crest!), Dorulumon is Hayato (loners and former criminals, and Getter-2 has drills!), and Ballistamon is Musashi (both are the The Big Guy of both teams).
  • The DigiMemories are also this, as they call upon the power of notable Digimon from the previous series and card game.
  • Shoutmon's ROCK DAMASHI!note  is essentially Hydro Blazer.
  • Monitamon's head and color scheme are modeled after the Zaku II.
  • Dorulumon is covered in giant, gold drills that glow yellow when they grow or shrink.
  • Drills on knees however are GaoGaiGar.
  • I'm just a passing through Digimon.
  • Victorize Boomerang is essentially a homage to Breast Boomerang. Later version can also unleash a devastating Chest Blaster. Which is a recycled idea from Ulforce Veedramon
  • AncientVolcanomon is... large, rotund, and has a tendency to have temper tantrums unless quelled, and gets killed via exploding. It's Mr. Heart-mon!
  • Shoutmon X3/X4 is already a massive shout out to one of his predecessors, Omnimon. In the Lake Zone arc, this gets even more prominent with Shoutmon X4 Knight, in which he gains a cape, a sigil-emblazoned shield, and a new version the Star Sword that heavily resembles Omnimon's own massive blade. Now he just needs a cannon...
  • Tactimon's design is pretty much resembles a Kamen Rider turned into a Digimon (huge eye lens, armor, mouthpiece, you name it!).
    • His armor also has hints of Broly's attire throughout it. Doesn't help that his voice actor did the same voicework for the Saiyan.
  • SkullKnightmon looks like a Gunmen straight out of Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann.
  • DarkKnightmon is essentially Gaiking.
  • Shoutmon X5. Look at the helmet. Keep in mind previous forms had head vulcans. Shoutmon IS GUNDAM.
    • And he has vulcans too!
  • DeckerGreymon has the Gatling Driver attached to his arm.
  • Shoutmon X5B has an attack called Victorize 5B. Outside of the Chest Blaster reference to Mazinger Z, Shoutmon X5B stretches his arms in a V-like symbol too, causing a V-shaped energy to form, similar to Voltes V.
  • People will say BEAT SLASH! is a Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann reference, but consider this: he fires two fireballs (HARD ROCK DAMASHI!) to hold the foe, before performing a piercing kick that leaves a circular hole on the foe's body. Sounds more like Daitarn Crash!
    • BEAT SLASH! also resembles Kamen Rider OOO's Octo Banish Rider Kick.
    • Another similar attack from Daitarn3 is Shoutmon DX's VICTORIZE BANKING! His V crest on his head glows red which then fires multiple V-shaped energy at the enemy, much like Sun Attack Midrange in the Super Robot Wars.
  • The Seven Death Generals in the second season is a throwback to the Seven Generals in Great Mazinger, complete with similar themes!
  • OmegaShoutmon's HEAVY METAL VULCAN!, like the older Chest Blasters in the show, is a homage to Mazinger Z.
  • Most of the Digimemories are past heroes from previous series. This Shout-Out is taken Up to Eleven when Omegamon reveals that the Digimemories are actually the sealed forms of a group of heroic Digimon that protected the Digital World in the past.
  • Olegmon has an attack called Double Tomahawk Boomerang!
  • A DigiXros between Bagramon and DarkKnightmon was revealed by the website of the Super Digica Taisen TGC, called DarknessBagramon. He looks very much like the Anti-Spiral (more accurately, the Anti-Spiral's mecha Grand Zamboa), especially the eyes on his chest.
    • His overall design is also very reminiscient of the Emperor from Final Fantasy II, even calling himself Emperor.
  • Who didn't feel like saying, the moment we see Shoutmon X7 GO, KING OF BRAVES, SHOUTMON X7!
  • Bagramon seems to have have taken some cues from Lordgenome, as both are mostly portrayed as sitting on their thrones and ordering their generals around most of the time, despite being extremely powerful on their own. Bagramon is a Fallen Angel while Lordgenome was a Fallen Hero, and they both have incredibly badass beards. Of course, this would in turn also make Bagramon a bit of a shoutout to Master Asia as well, whom Lordgenome was partially inspired by.
  • Yuu thinking the Digital World was a game, the later realization of his actions, and the death of his partner Damemon sounds pretty familiar.
  • Essentially, thanks to reveals involving season 3, this whole series will be a Shout-Out. Time traveling back to previous times and worlds in the series. All the continuity charts fans have made so far? Fucked. Every destined child from all other seasons will be appearing at some point, WITH their digimon.
  • Shoutmon X7's head design appears to be modeled after the Big Dai X, from Star Fleet/X-Bomber
  • A few from the manga: JagerDorulumon is very reminiscent of MirageGaogamon, and Shoutmon EX6 has an attack called Soul Calibur.
  • First, look at the title. Now, the show is full of Seiyuu jokes, Shout outs to different shows, and the previous shows before Xros Wars. The show as a whole has an appearance of Older digimon from previous series, and Newer digimon. The Digimon fights in a War against each other until one Big Bad evil faction shows up and everyone join forces and fight against said faction. Sounds rather familliar huh ?

Episode-related Shout Outs

  • Whether on purpose or not (though probably on purpose) Once again, an Angemon appears and dies in episode 13 just like in the first series albeit it being a flashback and this Angemon dies for good.
  • Man, Baalmon's death scene looked unbelievably similar to a certain wizard who had blonde hair and covered his face
  • In episode 14, as Baalmon was dying from Lilithmon's poison, he said something strikingly similar to what Beelzebumon said after his near-fatal attack from the D-Reaper's blades.
  • In episode 15, Ballistamon sees someone painting, and his first reaction is "Art is an explosion!"
  • Episode 20 has GranLocomon using the Xros Loader to transfer Zones. He does this by speeding up, slowly creating a portal in front of him as he accelerates. Thankfully, Xros Heart was able to stop him from reaching 88 mph!
  • Episode 21 has Pinocchiomon (who is a good guy here) giving the Taiki a MetalGarurumon DigiMemory. Now, look back at Digimon Adventure...
    • Episode 20 is a bit of this along with Mythology Gag, given that the episode is about Pinocchiomon learning to trust others and believe in his friends. Once again, look back at Digimon Adventure (heck, look at his quote on the characters page).
  • Another in Episode 21 - MetalGreymon's armored hand begins to glow in gold, which he then used to smash SkullGreymon's face.
  • Episode 22 will have Arkadimon.
  • Episode 23 has Karatenmon, who even attempted to do a certain laugh. His voice actor is the same one voicing King Kai.
  • Episode 24, the episode where Nene obtains the purified Xros Loader, has the Monitamon rookies do a certain pose (and color!) before becoming into Hi-Vision Monitamon.
  • Episode 26 debuts Damemon's true form, Tsuwamon. A golden ninja who is basically Shurikenger if he was a Digimon. Heavy on the random Engrish too
  • Again in Episode 26, Cutemon says "There's only one truth!", a reference to Detective Conan. Hilariously enough, Taiki's voice actress does Conan's voice. Also, Taiki's last name is 工藤 (Kudoū) - the surname of Conan's real name, which may or may not be deliberate.
  • Also in episode 26, when Beelzebumon Xrosses with Revolmon, it gives him a red scarf wrapped around his arm like his Expy counterpart's red bandanna. (Unfortunately, the artists forgot to draw it every frame so it sometimes disappeared.)
  • Episode 27 has the gang go to the Sweet Zone and have to participate in a sweets making battle before they can meet Matadormon. Before the battle starts the ref bits into a bell pepper. If you don't get it, watch more Iron Chef (not the American one).
  • Episode 30 has Omegamon saying that Shoutmon's digivolution into OmegaShoutmon was made possible by the courage and friendship of Akari and Zenjiro. The original Omegamon was a Jogress of WarGreymon and MetalGarurumon, who were partnered to the original Digidestined of Courage Tai/Taichi and Digidestined of Friendship Matt/Yamato.
    • Moreover, OmegaShoutmon bears more than a passing resemblance to Magnamon, whose partner Davis/Daisuke held the Digimetals of both Courage and Friendship.
    • And it even has that aurora found in that episode in Adventure where Tai went back to the real world.
  • Many people, after seeing episode 48, have declared that Lilithmon turns into the Devil Gundam.
  • Beelzebumon's "Death the Cannon" attacks seem very much to be referential to Death the Kid from Soul Eater.
  • Both this Beelzebumon and the one from Digimon Tamers died or were fatally wounded in episode 48 of their respective seasons.
  • In episode 49, Apollomon and Shoutmon X7 engage in a Beam-O-War that is very, very reminiscent of Dragon Ball Z, especially the ending of the second Broly movie with Apollomon using a gigantic energy sphere and X7 trying to block it with his energy beam.
  • Prison Land is a bleak desert with withered trees where torn-off souls are sent. It's Hueco Mundo!
  • Episode 51: A character voice acted by Hideyuki Tanaka punches someone (who is essentially an evil version of himself too!) in the gut with a burning punch, obliterating the enemy with a similar style of defeat, and after that dies in an explosion. Sound familiar? You have to believe it!
  • Episode 52-53: The Big Bad has a follower who, despite knowing of his treacherous ways, he kept around to see what he'd do with himself. And when he is betrayed, he eventually snaps back and destroys the traitor. Do we need to spell it out at this point?
  • Episodes 53-54: The Big Bad wipes out all the heroes and sends them to another dimension, where they rally themselves and then lead a Curb-Stomp Battle. Now where have I seen that before?
    • The idea of every being in the world parallel to our own lending their strength to the hero, resulting in godly power and a golden upgrade is rather familiar to those who read the final battle with the Big Bad of Zatch Bell!.
    • Not only that, but Omegamon (who appears as a Digi Memory) was originally formed as described above in the Digimon Adventure movie in case you don't remember, all of the good feelings towards Greymon and Garurumon get used to power up Omegamon/Omnimon, while all of their e-mails are used to stop their enemy.
  • The dub of course had to get in on the fun sooner or later — in episode 4, Jeremy lets out a "Yoinks, and away!" before jumping into the portal to the next zone.

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