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Just a good overview. I think this series gets a little too much flack, but at the same time it does indeed have its flaws.

Pros:

-It has Ken, possibly one of the staple characters of the series, who has gained exalted status as The Woobie and a character with a (extremely well-made and developed) Heel Face Turn.

-Character Development for Hikari and Takeru, who were minor little-kid characters in Adventure.

-The new cast of characters varies very significantly from Adventure's model, making things new and interesting.

-Even more expansion on the Character Development for the Adventure characters, which one would normally think impossible.

Cons:

-Daisuke. There is nothing wrong with the character himself, but the character has a lot of wasted potential - it's like They Wasted A Perfectly Good Character Development. Daisuke changes almost none in the entire scope of the series (except maybe in the Drama CD and Hurricane Touchdown), and let's face it - some inner development would have been nice.

-Filler episodes are common in order to fill out 50 episodes.

-The infamous Deus Ex Machina ending, reusing an enemy from Adventure and finishing it off with a rather lame Aesop. There's nothing wrong with "using your feelings" to end the bad guy (since that was done in Adventure), but the direct manner of using that on Belial Vamdemon was indeed...rather idiotic. (The Where Are They Now Epilogue - I find nothing wrong with this one, since it fits their personalities to a certain extent - especially in the Japanese epilogue, where certain hints are excised - it gets most of the flack from the Fan Dumb and the shippers. Make of that what you will.)

Definitely an entertaining season - while there are a few Ass Pulls in regards to minor plot points, the overall season has a good amount of coherency and characterization. I wouldn't necessarily recommend it over something else, say, but it's at least worth watching.
I thought Daisuke/Davis's Flat Character was used pretty well in the penultimate episode where his arrogant attitude, normally regarded as a weakness, became a strength as it also meant he didn't have the insecurities the others had. I definitely gained a lot more respect for him after that.
comment #4633 Cliche 2nd Oct 10 (edited by: Cliche)
Takeru and Hikari had character development
comment #19592 ABCYOUANDME 31st May 13
@Cliche

It's really kind of ironic that Davis being the least interesting character was what saved him in the end. Malo Myotismon made the mistake of granting the Digi-Destined their greatest dreams, and Davis's dream was defeating Malo Myotismon.
comment #19664 Zennistrad 4th Jun 13
Definitely an entertaining season - while there are a few Ass Pulls in regards to minor plot points, the overall season has a good amount of coherency and characterization. I wouldn't necessarily recommend it over something else, say, but it's at least worth watching.

No, not really. If you liked Digimon Adventure, then you should read Digimon V-Tamer01. It have everything that you want from digimon without the boredom.

I thought Daisuke/Davis's Flat Character was used pretty well in the penultimate episode where his arrogant attitude, normally regarded as a weakness, became a strength as it also meant he didn't have the insecurities the others had. I definitely gained a lot more respect for him after that.

Daisuke does have insecurities that are never addressed. Like Naruto in the begging, Daisuke is desperate for other peoples attention and/or approve. Unlike Naruto, Daisuke never grows out of it and is still the same jerk at the end. The only thing that changes is that the people around him grow more tolerant.

Takeru and Hikari had character development

The got the lest amount out of those who got character development.

It's really kind of ironic that Davis being the least interesting character was what saved him in the end. Malo Myotismon made the mistake of granting the Digi-Destined their greatest dreams, and Davis's dream was defeating Malo Myotismon.

How does that make sense? Are You referring to the WMG explanation that Malo Myotismon defeated the children by making them believe that they defeated him?
comment #20558 LeithSol 12th Aug 13
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