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** Either that or [[AWizardDidIt A Wizard]] [[IncrediblyLamePun Did It]].

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** Either that or [[AWizardDidIt A Wizard]] [[IncrediblyLamePun Did It]].AWizardDidIt.


** I think it's probably also because she evolved to the Champion level naturally through consistent training, whereas the others only do it through the Digivice. If you think about it, she's BoringButPractical - doesn't have a fancy attack but is very fast, durable and able to maintain the Champion evolution permanently. The fact that her default form is Champion while the others can't go higher than Rookie outside a desperation attack is a testament to her strength. She's also mismatched in size against most of her opponents when she joins the heroes, so evolving into Angewomon is more practical. She's also able to evolve to Ultimate more consistently than the others when they first start doing it (of course that's probably a case of there being more battles where Ultimates were needed in story but still...)



** Perhaps they also assumed that the eighth child was someone they wouldn't know. Maybe they thought if it was Kari, Gennai would have just said it was her. And they don't know if it's a boy or a girl either. For all they know, there could have been another child at Highton View Terrace that they didn't know about (would you know everyone living in your building when you were six?)




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** Because a virus can sometimes be used for good - in an illness the virus is used to create a vaccine - but vaccines can't be used for evil (except to the crazies who believe they cause autism but that's another topic). Vaccine Digimon seem to be the ones predisposed to getting a human partner and battling evil. Gatomon for example was a Vaccine who was able to be corrupted to evil, but it took years of abuse and torture from Myotismon, and even she was able to make a HeelFaceTurn quite easily.




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** Maybe she just happened to be asleep at that point.

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**** In Gatomon's case, her utility seems to decrease because what they're up against spikes in power. Once she's on the heroes side, they're consistently facing off against Ultimate-Levels. So while she's still just about as strong as she was, the enemies have grown just as much.

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*** Digivolution is powered by the children so if they don't provide enough energy to compensate for the amount burned then they go down a stage for a while.


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** It's likely a mix of the Digital World's natural defenses and the Digi Gods keeping him out. That's likely why he had to send in the Dark Masters to imprison the Gods and corrupt the Digital Wold to the point where it was barely holding together, let alone fight him off anymore.

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** Also, there's the possibility of needing to follow up. If Diaboromon had narrowly dodged the cannon shot, there'd be more delay before a second hit, whereas the sword can transition attacks



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** Given that it's Izzy, he may simply have hotswapped the OS at some point. Kid's a computer wiz, he could probably manage it. Maybe there were some programs he needed that ran on Windows exclusively.

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** As of tri, it looks like we've actually met the previous team. Well, two of them. Daigo and Maki were part of that team, and their Digimon would go on to become the Sovereigns

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*** Angemon did hurt Ladydevimon, pay attention to the fight and you'll see he's the first one she reacts to with anything other than mocking laughter. Nightmare soldiers were mentioned repeatedly in Adventure, usually during the analyser moments. Marinedevimon was affected, but, as with Ladydevimon, he was strong enough that it didn't matter that much. Really, the fanbase has greatly exaggerated Angemon's power, yes he's strong enough to cause pain to higher level dark digimon but they've been fairly consistent showing him not actually causing damage to the stronger ones.


* [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim Why didn't Omega/Omnimon just shoot Diaboromon with his cannon.]] There was no reason for him not to besides having them stop the countdown just in time.

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* [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim Why didn't Omega/Omnimon just shoot Diaboromon with his cannon.]] cannon?]] There was no reason for him not to besides having them stop the countdown just in time.


* Just watched the Second movie Our War Game, and seeing it made me remember an old question: [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim Why didn't Omega/Omnimon just shoot Diaboromon with his cannon.]] There was no reason for him not to besides having them stop the countdown just in time.

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* Just watched the Second movie Our War Game, and seeing it made me remember an old question: [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim Why didn't Omega/Omnimon just shoot Diaboromon with his cannon.]] There was no reason for him not to besides having them stop the countdown just in time.


** I actually believe Anime/DigimonFrontier was made to help this. There were [[spoiler: initially]] five member of Takuya's group. Several Digimon that would later appear as partners were Celestial types.

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** I actually believe Anime/DigimonFrontier was made to help this. There were [[spoiler: initially]] initially five member of Takuya's group. Several Digimon that would later appear as partners were Celestial types.



** Well here's a theory based off computer-stuff and the evolution of technology. And you're right about it being kind of an 'easy' answer, so I apologise. But consider this. Ever tried to get a game from the mid-90s to run on a modern-day computer? Since Apocalymon is made of 'deceased Digimon' that weren't able to continue evolving with the rest of the Digital World, he is literally made up of old, obsolete data. Apocalymon is simply 'formatted' in such a way that his very being is incompatible now with the Digital World.

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** Well here's a theory based off computer-stuff and the evolution of technology. And you're right about it being kind of an 'easy' answer, so I apologise. But consider this. Ever tried to get a game from the mid-90s to run on a modern-day computer? Since Apocalymon is made of 'deceased Digimon' that weren't able to continue evolving with the rest of the Digital World, he is literally made up of old, obsolete data. Apocalymon is simply 'formatted' in such a way that his very being is incompatible now with the Digital World.World.
!! FridgeLogic
* Digimon escape into the real world and generally ruin everyone's day. But then next season, no one seems any the wiser to their existence. In a subversion, Gennai explains that he and his clones have altered/deleted the saved data in the networks/computers to hide the facts.
** Still didn't change the fact that hundreds, if not THOUSANDS of people saw the battle with Apocalymon that was projected onto the sky!
*** Between the time difference and the shortness of the final battle the sky being weird didn't really last that long. Also keep in mind that only a few of the kids parents, not even all of them, had any idea of what was going on. As far as the population is concerned weird things happened and then they stopped and that's as far as they can put it together.
** Izzy's parents ''do'' know about Digimon, however. Yet in 02, the Digimon pretend to be stuffed animals in his house to not freak out his parents. Matt's dad still remembered, at least.
*** Just because they pretended doesn't mean Izzy's parents were actually fooled. Izzy's parents took a 'the kids know better than we do, let's follow their lead' approach last time, no reason they wouldn't do the same again.
** Didn't the city get wrecked in the fight? Not sure how they covered up ''that''..
* In the episode when Izzy is trapped in Vademon's PocketDimension, we see Izzy form some letters of the alphabet with his body "to help cleanse his thoughts". Thing is, even though we don't see him do it, it's implied that he did this with ALL the letters in the alphabet. Which begs the question: how the HELL can anyone make a W shape with their bodies? Or a B, or an M...hell, how did he make most of the letters?!
** For a W, your arms are one half of the W, your legs are the other, it's a bit lopsided but it works, a B has your arms and head as the "Top" loop and your legs (one bent, the other straight) as the other loop. For an M, just reverse the W.
*** [[http://rad--panda.tumblr.com/post/9065882247/loving-carrots-the-whole-alphabet-by-izzy-izumi He did it like this.]]
** In the same episode, Vademon takes Izzy's curiosity and tries to sell it. There are several other curiosities nearby. That would make Vademon the owner of a literal Curiosity Shop.
* Wizardmon's act is actually a strange example of the TakingTheBullet trope. Most instances of TakingTheBullet involve leaping in front of the character, making it a Diving Save minus pushing another out of the line of fire. There's a bit of FridgeLogic here when you think that there's no possible way Wizardmon could have gotten there fast enough to be ''standing'' square in front of them, as he was blasted several meters away, severely beaten and exhausted, moments ago. FridgeBrilliance if you think this is simply the result of another strange power he has. (Super speed or teleportation; the sheer number of powers he has compared to other Digimon could stretch the imagination to imply he had either.)
** Either that or [[AWizardDidIt A Wizard]] [[IncrediblyLamePun Did It]].
** For that matter, how did Wizardmon even take the bullet to begin with? It's not like the attack was a bunch of dive-bombing bats that stop or explode on impact. It's a cluster of bats that attack by flocking to a designated target and presumably biting it, and the bats are either controlled by Myotismon or at least smart enough to recognize and aim for their target. If Wizardmon just jumped in their way, they should have just ignored him and swarmed Kari like Myotismon intended.
*** Grisly wing has been shown to work a few different ways, both as just summoning and controlling a swarm of bats, and as being a powerful blast attack.


* Why the hell has the English dub different background music? The Japanese one has Bolero as its motif. Same with the German version. Why not the English one? That really bugs me.
** It's quite common in anime, Saban even has a habit of reusing the same soundtrack for quite a few of their series.. What really bugs this troper about it (among others) is the overuse of the Digimon Theme song... In Japan the opening is Butterfly, it has two ending themes and plays Brave Heart during evolutions and fights.. The Saban dub uses the Digimon Theme for all of these, at least for both the Digimon Adventures' series. (Never saw the Tamers-dub so...) It gets old pretty fast.
** Legal issues force all but the most rigidly puritan dubbers from using the original music (Though itís a little easier these days I hear). The dub had likely about two dollars in the music budget, and just couldn't compete for either quality or quantity.
*** Honestly the dub score isn't half bad, and its an orchestral score instead of some synthesize crap like the first two seasons of the Sailor Moon dub. The only flaw with the Saban music is whoever placed it, had no idea what they were doing since some cues played at the wrong scene (ex dramatic music for nothing in particular happening
*** I have a hard time believing this given that pretty much every other dub in the world used the Japanese OST.
*** I can understand the other tracks needing licensing (I read an interview with a 4Kids dubber once that outright said music is (was?) a separate license and often more expensive than creating a new in-house score), and Bolero would have likely had to be licensed separately (It only recently attained Public Domain status in Europe, and will not be PD in America for another 10 years.) My guess is that foreign companies had different license terms that let them get the music without paying a lot more. (Maybe it had to do with cuts and censorship since it always seems to be the Bowdlerised dubs that get their own scores.).
* Just watched the Second movie Our War Game, and seeing it made me remember an old IJBM: [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim Why didn't Omega/Omnimon just shoot Diaboromon with his cannon.]] There was no reason for him not to besides having them stop the countdown just in time.

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* Why the hell has the English dub different background music? The Japanese one has Bolero as its motif. Same with the German version. Why not the English one? That really bugs me.
** It's quite common in anime, Saban even has a habit of reusing the same soundtrack for quite a few of their series.. What really bugs this troper about it (among others) is the overuse of the Digimon Theme song... In Japan the opening is Butterfly, it has two ending themes and plays Brave Heart during evolutions and fights.. The Saban dub uses the Digimon Theme for all of these, at least for both the Digimon Adventures' series. (Never saw the Tamers-dub so...) It gets old pretty fast.
** Legal issues force all but the most rigidly puritan dubbers from using the original music (Though itís a little easier these days I hear). The dub had likely about two dollars in the music budget, and just couldn't compete for either quality or quantity.
*** Honestly the dub score isn't half bad, and its an orchestral score instead of some synthesize crap like the first two seasons of the Sailor Moon dub. The only flaw with the Saban music is whoever placed it, had no idea what they were doing since some cues played at the wrong scene (ex dramatic music for nothing in particular happening
*** I have a hard time believing this given that pretty much every other dub in the world used the Japanese OST.
*** I can understand the other tracks needing licensing (I read an interview with a 4Kids dubber once that outright said music is (was?) a separate license and often more expensive than creating a new in-house score), and Bolero would have likely had to be licensed separately (It only recently attained Public Domain status in Europe, and will not be PD in America for another 10 years.) My guess is that foreign companies had different license terms that let them get the music without paying a lot more. (Maybe it had to do with cuts and censorship since it always seems to be the Bowdlerised dubs that get their own scores.).
* Just watched the Second movie Our War Game, and seeing it made me remember an old IJBM: question: [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim Why didn't Omega/Omnimon just shoot Diaboromon with his cannon.]] There was no reason for him not to besides having them stop the countdown just in time.


* Okay I'm going to preface this with the fact there's probably a really easy answer to this question I'm not thinking of at the moment, and yes, I know this is probably one of the most absurd questions this page has ever gotten but... what exactly is keeping, or, well, ''kept'' Apocalymon from just... living in the Digital World? Like, okay, sure, wall of fire, he's made of deleted data, whatever, that sure as hell didn't keep him from entering the two whole times he arrived in both backstory and the series proper. I can only assume there has to be ''something'' that's keeping Apocalymon from just living there asides from that one thing that he can easily pierce. If it was a thing where whatever law that rules the digital world would kick him out automatically, then there's be no reason to have the Digidestined ''forcibly'' escort him out if it's something the world itself can handle. Is there any established, canon reason Apocalymon can't live in the digital world, because at the moment the only thing I can come up with is 'Apocalymon's physical body can't leave that weird darkness expanse that may or may not be Apocalymon's true form the Digidestined fell into, so him trying to enter overwrites the Digital World even if he really wants to enter without killing everything', and even that kind of contradicts things, because a lot of the overall lore and motives say he wants to mess up the digital world so it's as messed up as he is, so...? Keep in mind I'm going only off of Adventure's own words on this, as the Digimon Reference Books kind of constantly contradict stuff that occurs in the various animes, and I sadly haven't been able to find a translation of the newer Adventure Novelizations with regard to Apocalymon.

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* Okay I'm going to preface this with the fact there's probably a really easy answer to this question I'm not thinking of at the moment, and yes, I know this is probably one of the most absurd questions this page has ever gotten but... what exactly is keeping, or, well, ''kept'' Apocalymon from just... living in the Digital World? Like, okay, sure, wall of fire, he's made of deleted data, whatever, that sure as hell didn't keep him from entering the two whole times he arrived in both backstory and the series proper. I can only assume there has to be ''something'' that's keeping Apocalymon from just living there asides from that one thing that he can easily pierce. If it was a thing where whatever law that rules the digital world would kick him out automatically, then there's be no reason to have the Digidestined ''forcibly'' escort him out if it's something the world itself can handle. Is there any established, canon reason Apocalymon can't live in the digital world, because at the moment the only thing I can come up with is 'Apocalymon's physical body can't leave that weird darkness expanse that may or may not be Apocalymon's true form the Digidestined fell into, so him trying to enter overwrites the Digital World even if he really wants to enter without killing everything', and even that kind of contradicts things, because a lot of the overall lore and motives say he wants to mess up the digital world so it's as messed up as he is, so...? Keep in mind I'm going only off of Adventure's own words on this, as the Digimon Reference Books kind of constantly contradict stuff that occurs in the various animes, and I sadly haven't been able to find a translation of the newer Adventure Novelizations with regard to Apocalymon.Apocalymon.
** Well here's a theory based off computer-stuff and the evolution of technology. And you're right about it being kind of an 'easy' answer, so I apologise. But consider this. Ever tried to get a game from the mid-90s to run on a modern-day computer? Since Apocalymon is made of 'deceased Digimon' that weren't able to continue evolving with the rest of the Digital World, he is literally made up of old, obsolete data. Apocalymon is simply 'formatted' in such a way that his very being is incompatible now with the Digital World.


** I always saw the crest not as a source of energy, but instead a thing that focused the energy of the Digivice into a more potent form (that for whatever reason made it take a shape like the crest it'd been focused through) that unlocked the 'Perfect/Ultimate' data that was inside a Digimon. You can blame the animation of the process for that. This also depends on my theory that every Digimon has their potential forms encoded inside and the Digivice is just able to make a temporary access port to those forms. It also makes me wonder if the children were able to access the powers of another's crests (kind of like the 02 Chosen swapping their Digieggs around) would the new focus activate a different Perfect/Ultimate form?



** Evolution in Adventure is much harder than it is in any of the other seasons (except maybe the first two arcs of Xros wars). Evolving at will, even if its only to rookie, requires some degree of practice. Because patamon sacrificed himself at the end of the devimon arc, he had to recover for a long time, while the other Digimon were out fighting. By the time patamon had actually evolved to rookie again, each of the other Digimon had each already evolved half a dozen times on-screen (and who knows how many times off-screen during the time skip), meaning they could all evolve easily, but patamon still required TK to be in a lot more danger than the others (which the other kids generally try to keep him out of, meaning even less opportunities). Long story short: Angemon was used so little because Patamon couldn't evolve to champion at will for most of the season.

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** Evolution in Adventure is much harder than it is in any of the other seasons (except maybe the first two arcs of Xros wars). Evolving at will, even if its only to rookie, requires some degree of practice. Because patamon Patamon sacrificed himself at the end of the devimon arc, he had to recover for a long time, while the other Digimon were out fighting. By the time patamon Patamon had actually evolved to rookie again, each of the other Digimon had each already evolved half a dozen times on-screen (and who knows how many times off-screen during the time skip), meaning they could all evolve easily, but patamon still required TK to be in a lot more danger than the others (which the other kids generally try to keep him out of, meaning even less opportunities). Long story short: Angemon was used so little because Patamon couldn't evolve to champion at will for most of the season.



*** This is one reason why I prefer the dub's version of the dialogue between Devimon and Angemon as they're both disintegrating. The last thing Angemon tells TK is "I'll come back again, if you want me to." It's basically Angemon saying that TK has to really want Angemon for Patamon to evolve again, and that requires TK to have the time to process losing his Partner Digimon. As we know from Adventure 02, TK never fully recovers from this first appearance of Angemon, gaining a hatred of all things dark. Angemon's massive gap of appearances is the Digimon treating the young TK gently to let him learn how to live with loss, albeit a temporary one.




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** As I've stated on the WMG page, I always assumed it was a possible glitched Agumon. Maybe.

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