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YMMV: Digimon Xros Wars
  • Angst? What Angst?: Taiki and Zenjirou don't seem too upset about being stuck in an entirely different world away from everything they hold dear. Akari, on the other hand...
  • Anticlimax Boss:
    • Kongoumon. Despite having an entire swarm of GranKuwagamon in his disposal, he was Curb Stomped by Beelzebumon, just one DigiXros with Revolmon and he one-shotted every enemy in the army, including this guy. Kiriha also defeated him easily, to the point the episode didn't even bother showing the battle.
    • DarknessBagramon also suffered from this in the finale. Not because he was weak like Kongoumon, but due to Taiki using the unified Code Crown to combine every Digimon in the world into one being. Unsurprisingly, he goes down in one attack.
  • Awesome Music:
    • The evolution theme We Are Xros Heart!.
    • X4B The Guardian definitely counts as this.
    • Sky-Dancing Hero! X5! also fits, complete with sounding like a Super Robot opening!
      • They're sung by KOUJI WADA. Of course they're awesome.
    • Blazing Blue Flare is pretty damn cool as well.
    • Adding yet another evolution theme to the mix, we've got Evolution & DigiXros - ver. TAIKI, an insanely Hot-Blooded duet between Kouji Wada and Tanimoto Takayoshi. Toei really is spoiling us with all these epic insert-songs.
    • And to top it all off, we get We Are Xros Heart! - ver. X7. But honestly, what else would you expect from a new rendition of an already awesome song, sung by not just Kouji Wada and Takayoshi Tanimoto, but AYUMI MIYAZAKI as well?!
  • Broken Base: As with virtually every series since the second, some fans have lambasted it for being different from its predecessors.
  • Complaining about Shows You Don't Watch: Ugh...
    • Power Levels. Complaints how the "high-tier" Digimon get defeated so easily popped up, despite the fact that it had never happened at all. Most prominent example is Neptunemon being easily killed, despite the fact that he was simply outwitted and was impaled on his own very powerful weapon anyway. Note that the older series pretty much do the same thing. With Arkadimon reappearing again, people have once again resorted to complaining about this.
      • Related to this is people complaining about "strong Digimon being fed to Shoutmon". Not only is that complaint negated by ignoring the existence of Power Levels, but also they are forgetting the one thing known in Combining Mecha anime - that is, the leader always gives the shots. DigiXros can be viewed as something like Digimon combining into a single entity, with Shoutmon being the head pilot.
    • DigiXrossing. People complained about it being toyetic... despite the fact that the whole series is a toy show. Note that this series is also attributed as Digimon meets Power Rangers (due to the combining Digimon, a la MegaZord), even though it is more appropriate to Digimon Frontier'', and that this is more of a homage to Super Robot than Super Sentai.
    • Recurring Digimon. People expected that the same Digimon must retain the same personality. So now people are complaining about Lucemon being a goody-two-shoes... despite the fact that the Digimon itself is an angel of goodness by default. Besides, there is more to Lucemon than what he appears to be...
  • Continuity Porn: Oh boy. Where to start?
    • In the manga, anyway.
    • With the end of said manga, we now have know how ALL digimon continuities are tied together. Making the finale of the second season of the anime (and presence of many characters in it) much less absurd.
  • Crack Pairing: Any ship between a human and a Digimon, though most notable are Taiki/Shoutmon and Nene/Sparrowmon.
  • Ear Worm: DONDOKODONDOKO DONDOKOMON!
  • Ensemble Dark Horse:
    • Nene Amano is loved by many.
    • As well as Blastmon. BURARARARARARA-BLASTMON IS HERE!
    • Lunamon, to the extent that Shipping him/her and Shoutmon is already rather common.
    • DarkKnightmon is one of the more popular villains in the series thanks to his regal composure, imposing appearance and cunning plans.
  • Epileptic Trees: Taichi appearing in the X Arena game as a boss, who DigiXrosses WarGreymon and MetalGarurumon into Omegamon. This never had any impact on the series, but it's very easy to see why the trees kicked in. Given that he's going to show up in Young Hunters for at least one episode, though, it wasn't completely unfounded either!
  • Evil Is Sexy: Lilithmon, obviously. She's the Demon Lord of lust, for chrissakes.
  • Fan-Preferred Couple: Despite being a series mainly focused on fighting and Rule of Cool, Xros Wars gets its fair share of shipping.
  • Fridge Brilliance: At first it seems like the animators have forgotten about Dorulumon in episode 15, but then you realize that to avoid causing damage on the statues due to his size, he's most likely kept in Taiki's Xros Loader.
    • Taiki's second outfit has a jagged white line separating the red and blue portions of his shirt. In circuit design, zig-zags symbolize a component called a resistor - a fitting symbol for the man leading the resistance.
    • Similarly, an Omega appears on Taiki's Xros Loader when evolving Shoutmon, and a Z appears on Kiriha's Xros Loader when evolving MetalGreymon. Omega was possibly chosen as a nod to Omegamon, and Kiriha's Z is possibly a parallel to Taiki's omega. Alternatively, though, Omega is the symbol for an ohm, the physical unit of electrical resistance. Z is the variable most commonly used to represent impedence, which is the effective resistance of a given circuit component.
  • Fridge Horror: In most versions of episode 19 Deckerdramon tells DarkKnightmon he refuses to be a part of his team because he can sense no love in his heart. However, in the english dub Deckerdramon declines because he can't even sense DarkKnightmon's heart to begin with. Basically meaning DarkKnightmon has no actual soul to speak of.
  • Fridge Logic: When it's believed that Olegmon's hypnotic waves are less effective on machine-type Digimon like Ballistamon, Kiriha suggests that they attack with Cyberdramon in the lead, as his body is more like a machine than the others... this is coming from the General with MailBirdramon, a pure Machine-type Digimon, on his team.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: Episode 30, where the kids have returned to Tokyo. Tactimon rampages the whole place, obliterating buildings and even destroying a bridge. The Tohoku earthquake struck just three days later. That's got to be some kind of record.
  • Harsher in Hindsight:
    • In episode 10 Baalmon/Reapmon offers to form an alliance with Lilithmon/Laylamon. Lilithmon even teases Baalmon a little by claiming he must have a crush on her. Three episodes later Baalmon learns that Lilithmon was responsible for murdering all his comrades including the closest thing he had to a father figure and the loss of his home.
    • Even worse in the english dub. When the pair meet up again in episode 13, after Reapmon had just explained his Dark and Troubled Past to Mikey.
    Laylamon: Sit back and enjoy the show Reapmon. Should be your cup of tea, it all ends in ruin!
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • Chika Sakamoto is voicing Shoutmon... who also voiced Kappei in Super Robot Wars games. And Shoutmon is essentially the "lead pilot" of the various Shoutmon X DigiXrosses.
    • One of Shoutmon X5's attack is Meteor Impact. He is only able to do it with Sparrowmon, a bird-themed Digimon. Said punch has only been used twice, both on very powerful Digimon (one was absorbing data of the Zone and the other was able to live in Digital Space). Said attack is referred to as Sparrow Punch.
    • What keeps happening to IceDevimon becomes even funnier when you look back at what IceDevimon's previous appearances have been like.
    • NeoVamdemon kidnaps a bunch of Lopmons to forcefully DigiXros them to him to grant him immortality. The episode that reveals this aired in Easter Sunday. Lopmons are essentially chocolate bunnies; note that they evolve from a Digimon literally named "Chocomon".
  • Holy Shit Quotient: The Xros Wars Manga Adaptation started just like the anime, then it quickly went its own way with the plot and has not looked back since then, steadily rising the quotient with its own departures from the anime plot. It then literally rocketed from chapter 16 onwards, starting with the battle against Lilithmon's army, to an even larger scale battle involving Machinedramons (the original version) and Kimeramons, to Tactimon unsheathing his BFS and beating up Shoutmon X7, to an even larger scale battle involving everyone's super evolutions, the Royal Knights, several Milleniumons and then ... Dark Knightmon snaps, leading to the appearance of Zeed Milleniummon. Had it been animated, the quotient would definitely be 1.
    • Shoutmon X7 Superior Mode is this in both the anime and the manga, literally being a fusion of every single digimon in the entire digital world besides the big bad's. Considering that the digital World here is seperated into different zones, all with there own set of outer space, it really makes the digital world that much bigger.
  • Ho Yay: As traditional it's already starting to hint at The Hero/The Lancer (but as usual, it's probably not serious).
    • ...Or not. The character map at the beginning of episode 7 shows Kiriha staring at a drawing of Taiki with the caption "My Taiki", making this an Ascended Meme. In the same image, there's also a music note floating over his head.
    • The manga follows on this too, having Kiriha call Taiki his "beloved" (much to everyone else's surprise). He immediatly says it was just a joke, but...
    • Blastmon and Tactimon enjoy some nice bromance... or so Blastmon thinks. He also enjoys being loved by male Digimon like Scorpiomon, Cyberdramon and even Bagramon!
      • In one later episode, he hits on Beelzebumon, calling him "sexy." In the middle of battle.
    • Dorulumon shares a...rather obvious blush for Cutemon's begging face in episode 27
  • Les Yay: With Nene and Akari in Chapter 6 of the manga.
    • They also had some moments in episode 23, what with Akari becoming good friends with Nene and actually being the one to defrost her.
    • One could make a case of Nene and Mervamon as well.
    • And Nene and Sparrowmon, at least in the dub.
  • I Knew It: It is this for Genre Savvy Digimon fans when it is revealed in episode 30 that Shoutmon could evolve into OmegaShoutmon.
  • Launcher of a Thousand Ships: Everyone seems to be obsessed with Taiki.
  • Like You Would Really Do It: Yeah, like you would actually kill Shoutmon with that sting, Flymon! He did, and Shoutmon felt excruciating pain and almost died, had Whamon not give his ambergris.
  • Magnificent Bastard: DarkKnightmon
  • Mary Tzu: Tactimon.
  • Marty Stu: Taiki is often accused of being this, the most common accusation is him coming off as too perfect and not having any character flaws.
  • Memetic Badass: Tactimon.
  • Memetic Sex Goddess: Lillithmon, obviously.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Despite not doing much, many people were calling for ChuuChuumon's head when he just sat there, bored, watching Damemon slowly die from his wounds. Thus, ChuuChuumon's eventual death was very satisfying.
  • Paranoia Fuel: According to their Digimon profile, for every single Monitamon able to be seen in plain sight, there are 30 more hidden.
  • Poor Man's Substitute: Blastmon's voice actor, Daisuke Kishio, sounds like he's trying to imitate Norio Wakamoto; it's actually impressive, considering how his voice comes quite close to Wakamoto's.
  • Squick: Mugendramon's... face, after a part of its helmet plating has been removed. Now just imagine those supposed robot characters being cyborgs. On the other hand, that specific example is exclusive to Xros Wars, since the original Mugendramon was specifically a combination of machine parts.
  • Tear Jerker: "Sayonara, Lopmon."
    • Episode 14 when Baalmon nearly dies saving Shoutmon X4 and the others from Lilithmon's attack while still dying from the injuries he sustained the previous episode.
    • Many of the scenes between Shoutmon and Ballistamon in Episodes 40 and 41.
    • Deckerdramon's Heroic Sacrifice in episode 43.
    • In episode 48, Beelzebumon goes and sacrifices himself again. Except this time there is no Reincarnation.
    • And in episode 49, we have both the deaths of Apollomon and Damemon in rapid succession.
  • Too Cool to Live: Grademon
  • Tough Act to Follow: Contrary to popular belief amongst fans, Xros Wars was this to the Digimon franchise to that point, as it had some of the worst ratings of any Digimon season. For scope of how bad this was, Digimon Savers's highest ratings were twice that of Xros Wars. Also contrary to popular belief, it wasn't title and time slot changes that started it, as even before then this series's ratings was still the lowest of the franchise: this reached it's pinnacle as of Digimon Xros Wars: The Young Hunters Leaping Through Time, which didn't even have good merchandising (which was Xros Wars biggest success) to keep it afloat.
  • Troper Critical Mass: It may not have been anywhere near as big a mass as other, more popular works would normally get, but note that all the Xros Wars' pages are significantly longer and more trope-heavy than their equivalents for any other Digimon work on this wiki... Young Hunters may be heading the same way.
  • Ugly Cute: The Gaossmon in the Blue Flare army. They're basically walking mouths with dinosaur legs and tails, but somehow, they manage to be somewhat endearing.
  • The Untwist: Come on, who was surprised when it was revealed that Lucemon was evil? IT'S FREAKING Lucemon! The most effective former BigBad in ''Digimon'' history! He's named after Satan for crying out loud!
    • Hell, basic religion knowledge will already help many older viewers figure out something is wrong with many digimon behaviors like Lucemon being good and Apollomon being considered evil
  • Viewer Gender Confusion: Cutemon, Sparrowmon and Lunamon all look girly and have an effeminate tone in their voice and use boku. However, Cutemon has been confirmed to be a male. Lunamon and Sparrowmon are yet to be confirmed, but because they both use "boku", they are considered male.

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