This section covers Digimon Tamers. For WMG regarding the entire franchise, go here. For WMGs specific to another work, go to the following: Anime
Alice is a ghost who returned to help her Digimon sacrifice himself to help the Tamers, then escort him to the afterlife.As Alice walked away, the "remnants" of her Digimon accompanied her. They both vanished. Her father keeps a picture of her that he looks at with sadness. Even the Japanese producer of the series has commented on his webpage that this is a haunting theory.
Alice was working for Millenniumon
There is a valid in-universe explanation for why Ryo was in Adventure 02 without all the WonderSwan game stuff.When Ryo won the card tournament, the creators and animators of 02 in the Tamers universe decided they'd give him a cameo appearance when Ken gets struck by spores.
All Digimon universes (each season after 2 being an alternate reality) are interconnected through the Digital World.Explains how the first two season's exploits are shown in their entirety as a kids' show in the third, and how Canon Immigrant Ryo is able to help our heroes out.
The entirety of Season 3 was a massive Gambit Roulette by Ryo's partner/villain Millenniumon.Having seen the future, Millenniumon realized that he would inevitably be fused with Ryo's digimon to create a new being — which, incidentally, would end Milleniumon's independent existence. Being the time-traveling god-thing he is, Milleniummon helped mutate a dormant program of one world into an Artifact of Doom and influenced a government organization in that same world, all to create a device that would have the side effect of reverting a Digimon's data to a devolved state. This is exactly what happened in the end: all the Digimon reverted to Baby II/In-Training forms. This also reversed the fusion between Millenniumon and Monodramon, but Milleniumon made sure no-one was aware if it. Millenniumon himself is currently in hiding, not wanting to attract anyone's attention until it's too late.
Hypnos could have retrieved the kids from the Digital World more easily, but they wanted to do it in a way that would make it harder for dimensional passage afterwards.Note how easy it was for the kids to get to the Digital World. Then Jeri creates gravity in the dimensional void by defining which way she thinks "down" is. The natural laws in the void between worlds are shaped by willpower. Hypnos later rescues the kids through a lot of brain-constipating rocket physics and programming and necessary travel vehicles to make later attempts to cross over encounter the same obstacles. Fat lot of good this did, though, because....
The Children are now Digital Humans, like Gennai from the first two seasons.This is how Dobermon's sacrifice enabled them to fuse with their Digimon in the "real world." They're now partially made of digital matter. The Monster Makers made sure the Red Card didn't affect them (they're not going to banish their kids), leaving Digital Matter still on Earth, and so the dimensional separation wasn't complete. This is what let Takato summon the portal at the very end.
An adult Takaishi Takeru is a Canon Immigrant who was pulled into the Tamers universe and took on the identity of Yamaki Mitsuo.Yamaki looked a lot like a much older Takeru from Digimon Adventure 02. His growing to hate the Digimon in the Tamers world and his viewing them as embodiments of chaos and disorder and dangers to humanity may have come from his hatred of dark, dangerous Digimon as a child, which only festered because of all the hardships he would have faced after being torn from everyone he cared about when he was pulled into the Tamers world. He had a hand in creating Hypnos to make sure that he could protect people from the chaotic Digimon who may threaten them.
Jeri's dad is YakuzaHe's a big, heavy-set man who appears to own quite a large house despite being the owner of a rather sparsely occupied bar. Also, Jeri's mother died mysteriously. This was the original plan before the TV executives drop kicked that idea from a great height (Digimon being, you know, a kids' series), and there's no reason it can't still be true.
Guilmon is the reincarnation of Season Two's Blackwargreymon, or some of BWGmon's data was mixed in when Guilmon was being born.While Guilmon is a Virus type, he's very calm and gentle and doesn't much care for other Viruses; not caring for Viruses is reminiscent of BWGmon. When he gets angry, his eyes go all freaky and look just like BWGmon's.
Jeri has some sort of mental illness.The way she spaces out, reacts to people and things, and even her dog puppet (when she's already 11) are indicators that she might suffer a light mental problem, possibly one type of autism. It could make things a bit more interesting, since it's not normal to see mentally challenged people being portrayed in anime with a big role.
Ruki's dad is a lolicon.It could explain how a a mother can have a 10-years old kid and still look as young as her mid-twenties, to the point of still being a supermodel. Ruki's dad possibly got her when she was around 13 or something.
Takato is the real Digital Hazard sealed in human form and Guilmon is his avatar.Unlike the other tamers who found their partners, Takato created Guilmon from a drawing he made. There are two explanations for this that come to mind. Either there is something very different about Takato, or Guilmon was created the same way the Adventure digimon were. In other words, The Powers That Be of the digital world made our favorite bread-snarfing dino from Takato's data. This carries the unfortunate implication that from a programming standpoint, our little Gogglehead is identical to a digital Eldritch Abomination. Something that destroys the world simply by existing. Guilmon became Megidramon because of Takato's anger, but many fans noticed that Takato mysteriously gained a red Battle Aura identical in color to Megidramon's shortly beforehand. Coincidence?
Ai and Makoto weren't invited to Ruki's birthday party for a reason.Impmon and the Tamers wanted to limit the life-threatening drama they go through until they're much older. And the twins aren't happy about it.
Why we don't have Digimon.Inside the show, it was speculated that the the D-Reaper was so advanced because it had come from another dimension. Now, since different dimensions each have a Digital World, then what if the D-Reaper had invaded the Digital World of our real world? That would explain why there aren't any digimon in our world... Note that it didn't invade the real (human?) world because it had not created J-Reaper.
Yamaki used to be a chain smoker.Why else would he fiddle so much with a lighter?
The portal shown at the finale of the series was eventually usedBut not in the series or audio tapes. After recieving messages from their Tamers, the Digimon would find their way to it and return. It's still there, they just hadn't used it yet. Well someone had to give a suggestion to give them a happy ending after that!
There IS a way for deleted Digimon to be restored.It was just never said and/or discussed on the show. Besides, Dobermon's data got restored, so why can't the data of the other Digimon be restored?
The Tamers series takes place in an Alternate Universe where the European colonial empires were much stronger......and one of them took at least a portion of the Middle East from the Ottoman Empire. The evidence for this is the fact that Kazu has what looks like the coat of arms of the Kingdom of Jerusalem, a Christian kingdom that ruled over parts of Israel, Syria, Lebanon, etc in the 12th century, and was apparently revived as a colony in the 19th century. Kazu, or someone he knows, must have visited the region on holiday and got him that t-shirt as a souvenir.
The reason Cyberdramon is so strong and can Biomerge in the real world is MilleniumonThis seems kinda obvious. Milleniummon was Zeed Milleniummon at the time of the DNA Digivolution, and it would make sense that if he's still in there, he'd make it easier to fight with Ryo, hence the Biomerging. It also explains why Justimon is one of the most powerful Biomerges in the show aside from Crimson mode.
The D-Reaper is MissingnoThe D-Reaper: a realativly simple computer program similar to different from the digimon that became a lovecraftian horror and tried to absorb the digital world. Hmmm, why does that sound so familiar?
The Partner Digimon All DieThe CD Drama's only logical conclusion. Every Digimon that wasn't already mega became one to defeat D-Reaper in the Digital World. All but one partner regressed to babies to defeat D-reaper on Earth. The babies then got sent back to the Digital world to be eaten. Digimon are largely homicidal and cannibalistic. Marine Angemon is the only one who could have survived but why should it get anymore special treatment?
The "other Dimension" that Shibumi theorizes D-Reaper might have interacted with is the Dark OceanBecause all the eldritch stuff comes from there and we already know that the Tamers-Dimension is in the same Multiverse.
Ryo and Matrix Evolution(Ultimate)/Biomerge EvolutionRyo is already made up of data in the Tamers' Real World to begin with that's why he and Cyberdramon could evolve to Justimon. My guess is during the explosion with his battle with Moon=Milleniumon in D-1 Tamers, his physical body actually died but his consciousness/soul/spirit/etc. survived and became digitalized(thatís why he didnít go back to the Adventure/02 world because he was already dead there, I think). Or his body actually became digital like Takato, Jian, and Ruki. Thus, this allows him to Matrix Evolve to Justimon in the Tamers' World.
Calumon is Patamon's and Gatomon's offspringCalumon has a purple and white coloring and a body structure like Gatomon, and ears that seem to allow him to fly like Patamon. He looks very cute (like both parents).
Calumon is Gatomon's and Gomamon's offsrping.
Ruki's dad is Valmont.Well, that's where her acts are coming from. They're Not So Different. And the reason why he and her mother divorced was because of his criminal activities as the mastermind of the Dark Hand.
Justimon is not Cyberdramon's true mega formOn the CD Drama Ryo talks about "evolving to ultimate in the truest sense of the word" - maybe that implies Justimon ISN'T the true ultimate form? And isn't it strange that all the digimon took on humanoid forms in their mega level? It seems likely that the mega forms were "modified" so that they fit their Tamers' anatomy. And come on. Cyberdramon is a dragon through and through. How on earth does he become a power ranger that has nothing whatsoever to do with his previous evolutions?
The man who picks up Ryo upon his return to the Human world is a Gennai-like personThis would explain why a random mannote from the Tamers universe would just pick up Ryo (who's from the Adventure universe) upon arriving in the Human world. By extension, this would imply that Ryo is still following the orders of Gennai and Azulongmon, perhaps to prepare him in fighting some potential threat in the Adventure universe. Out-of-Universe further explanation, Bandai may have also planned a fifth Ryo Akiyama game for the WonderSwan in which he would return to the Adventure universe to fight said threat.
Midna and Link are Takato's mother and fatherZant as a last dick move after Midna and link reunite was to throw them out of the home dimsone. His plan was to thrown them into scraed relm but he messed up and thrown them into Japan. Midna and Link disgused themselves as the closest thing they could become to a normal human Ordan natives. Takato was told about his family history and only his partner Guilmon knows. Takato inherts his dad's Triforce which fussed with the Digitale hazerd and surpressed it leting Takato stay his nice shy self. His mega forms Megidramon and Gallantmon/Chaosgallantmon are his twili side at full max and he override the trifoce. He with out being awere of it controled Megidramon A manifestion of his famlies bloodlust and hate. Gallantmon he is in more control but more intouch with his Hylian side and Chaosgallantmon is his twili side. Crimson mode is him in perfect balance with his true iner self.
Millenniummon had something to do with Guilmon's creation; Guilmon was created to defeat the D-ReaperThough it is established that the Digi-Gnomes were the ones who created Guilmon, but why they would incorporate the Digital Hazard into him knowing it would cause him to eventually become Megidramon is rather suspicious. Thus it could be reasoned that Milleniummon, wanting to destroy everything in existence in the event that Ryo foiled him again, was working on creating an ideal Digimon to carry out that backup plan. However, it was then taken over by the Digi-Gnomes to create (while also incorporating some of Takato's specifications) the instrument of the D-Reaper's defeat.
Jeri's Leomon was killed off because the writers thought it wouldn't make sense to A) biomerge a digimon and partner of opposite genders B) biomerge Jeri with a quadrupedal digimon.
Tamers is a prequel to Frontier.All digimons that returned to baby form in Tamers' last episode appeared again in Frontier's episode "The Odd One Out".
The reason why Jeri's father says that she 'left without saying something' in the dub when Jeri asked Leomon to tell him is that he only pretended to tell Jeri's father, not understanding the consequences it might later have.Think about it. He was originally incredibly freaked out by Jeri's insistence that he was her partner, running from her until she actually got her Digivice and healed him. They then left for the Digital World not too long afterwards so he wouldn't have had time to get used to being around humans who had a connection to Jeri who weren't also Tamers. Also, Digimon generally don't tend to have 'parents' as such, so he'd have no idea that he might get his Tamer into trouble later on when they got back. Or else he'd planned to take the blame when they got back himself but... well...