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** Another aspect criticized of the reboot is the number of times the group gets forcefully split. The group in the original also got split quite a bit, but only once is it because of the BigBad. The other times, the writers managed to make it more believable why the gang would get split up.[[note]]Falling apart without Tai to lead them, personal conflicts and rifts between the kids forcing them apart, having to split up to better accomplish an overall goal[[/note]] Meanwhile, the reboot over relies on the BigBad of the current arc splitting the kids up that it feels like a cheap way for the writers to justify why they all aren't just ganging up on the current villain from the getgo.

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** Another aspect criticized of the reboot is the number of times the group gets forcefully split. The group in the original also got split quite a bit, but only once is it because of the BigBad. The other times, the writers managed to make it more believable why the gang would get split up.[[note]]Falling apart without Tai to lead them, personal conflicts and rifts between the kids forcing them apart, having to split up to better accomplish an overall goal[[/note]] Meanwhile, the reboot over relies on the BigBad of the current arc splitting the kids up that it feels like a cheap way for the writers to justify why they all aren't just ganging up on the current villain from the getgo. Furthermore, the group was still together more often than they were apart in the original, which is not the case in the reboot.

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** Another aspect criticized of the reboot is the number of times the group gets forcefully split. The group in the original also got split quite a bit, but only once is it because of the BigBad. The other times, the writers managed to make it more believable why the gang would get split up.[[note]]Falling apart without Tai to lead them, personal conflicts and rifts between the kids forcing them apart, having to split up to better accomplish an overall goal[[/note]] Meanwhile, the reboot over relies on the BigBad of the current arc splitting the kids up that it feels like a cheap way for the writers to justify why they all aren't just ganging up on the current villain from the getgo.

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** One of the main criticized aspects of [[Anime/DigimonAdventure2020 the reboot]] was the overreliance on 'BigBad Digimon shows up, kids unlock NextTierPowerUp to beat them [[SortingAlgorithmOfEvil before next big bad shows up]]' nature of most arcs. This was also true for the majority of arcs in the original as well; however, the original show managed to disguise this by tying the NextTierPowerUp to the kid's personal growth and had a much slower pace to allow for the {{Big Bad}} to better show off their personality and goals. The reboots breakneck pace and overreliance on action meanwhile makes it much harder for the kids to have time to develop or the villains to show off their personalities, resulting in the rather stale backbone of the show becoming more apparent.


** [=VenomMyotismon=] and his prophecy's use of the NumberOfTheBeast. Also qualifies as GettingCrapPastTheRadar for the dub; see below.

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** [=VenomMyotismon=] and his prophecy's use of the NumberOfTheBeast. Also qualifies as GettingCrapPastTheRadar for the dub; see below.


** Gomamon is easily the dorkiest of the main digimon with his CommicallyMissingThePoint when it comes to earth customs, playful, excitable personality, and his perpetual smiling :3 face.

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** Gomamon is easily the dorkiest of the main digimon with his CommicallyMissingThePoint ComicallyMissingThePoint when it comes to earth customs, playful, excitable personality, and his perpetual smiling :3 face.

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** Gabumon has his moments, like comparing Tai and Matt to ice cream flavors. Really shines through in Loss where Gabumon, having loss his memories of Matt, is nervous around him.
** Gomamon is easily the dorkiest of the main digimon with his CommicallyMissingThePoint when it comes to earth customs, playful, excitable personality, and his perpetual smiling :3 face.

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* {{Adorkable}}:
** Izzy is a socially inept computer geek. ''Anime/DigimonAdventureTri'' takes it further, [[CrushBlush especially whenever he's in the presence of Mimi]].
** Joe Kido tries so hard to be the responsible TeamDad of the group, but is also a totally neurotic nerd. He starts to grow out of the neurotic nerd part of his personality later on, but no matter what his adorkableness remains.


** Matt has a strong fandom, but vocal parts of the Western community also find him frustrating. He is the most popular character in the series, according to the official Japanese polls and Anime Expo events in the United States. However, in the West, he is criticized mainly for his rivalry with Tai. While their rivalry is a big part of his CharacterDevelopment, it also struck a nerve with others, particularly with fans who sided with Tai's point of view -- Matt not only took his frustrations with himself on Tai, but he was also indirectly responsible for [[spoiler:causing the group to break up for at least 5 episodes [[HeelFaceTurn after he turns on him for real]]]]. Part of his hatedom also comes from the ShipToShipCombat from Tai/Sora fans, ''especially'' with the ending to ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02''. Detractors also sometimes mention that his obsession with protecting T.K. can also be pretty frustrating, since they had a hand in Matt being [[GreenEyedMonster jealous]] of Tai.

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** Matt has a strong fandom, but [[AmericansHateTingle vocal parts of the Western community community]] also find him frustrating. He is the most popular character in the series, according to the official Japanese polls and Anime Expo events in the United States. However, in the West, he is criticized mainly for his rivalry with Tai. While their rivalry is a big part of his CharacterDevelopment, it also struck a nerve with others, particularly with fans who sided with Tai's point of view -- Matt not only took his frustrations with himself on Tai, but he was also indirectly responsible for [[spoiler:causing the group to break up for at least 5 episodes [[HeelFaceTurn after he turns on him for real]]]]. Part of his hatedom also comes from the ShipToShipCombat from Tai/Sora fans, ''especially'' with the ending to ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02''. Detractors also sometimes mention that his obsession with protecting T.K. can also be pretty frustrating, since they had a hand in Matt being [[GreenEyedMonster jealous]] of Tai.

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** One of [=MetalSeadramon=]'s minions is an anomalocaris-based Digimon aptly named Anomalocarimon. When the Digimon was shown in the U.S, it was named Scorpiomon due to its vaguely scorpion-esque design. Shortly afterward, an ''actual'' scorpion Digimon with the same name (localized as [=SkullScorpiomon=]) would be introduced.


** In one episode of 02, Gennai complains about tourists wanting to visit the Digimon World. "Soon there would be Digimon singing calypso music and serving foofoo drinks." That line only makes Hey Digimon! sound even more [[SoundtrackDissonance out-of-place]].


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** The "Brave Heart" opening riff.
** In an interesting twist, it comes across as downright eerie without "Brave Heart" following it; sometimes (notably in ''Our War Game''). It may be a matter of recognition; if an evolution is happening and "Brave Heart" isn't playing, it's probably not going to end well.
** At least in the Saban dub, digivolution is heralded by a signature screech from the Digivices. Always cool, but especially glorious when [[MagikarpPower Patamon]] hits Champion or Ultimate.



** Much of the LullDestruction. One scene from ''Biyomon Gets Firepower'' stands out, where the kids watch Meramon descend the mountain from far in the distance. Rather than simply watching on in fear, the dub has them decide to stand still on purpose for a few seconds until Tai signals for them to run, as if that could possibly help.

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** Much Many instances of the LullDestruction.FillingTheSilence. One scene from ''Biyomon Gets Firepower'' stands out, where the kids watch Meramon descend the mountain from far in the distance. Rather than simply watching on in fear, the dub has them decide to stand still on purpose for a few seconds until Tai signals for them to run, as if that could possibly help.


** In the original, Etemon was a monkey imitating a typical Japanese pop star. In the dub, he's an Elvis impersonator.
*** And in the Norwegian dub, he speaks Swedish... ''badly.'' Evidently he's trying and failing to be a Swedish crooner.

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** In the original, Etemon was a monkey imitating a typical Japanese pop star. In the dub, he's an Elvis impersonator. \n*** And in the Norwegian dub, he speaks Swedish... ''badly.'' Evidently he's trying and failing to be a Swedish crooner.


* ToughActToFollow:
** For other seasons. See also FirstInstallmentWins.
** Some feel the Dark Masters arc is a lot weaker than the Myotismon arc, if only because the Myotismon arc is a lot more extensive and climactic than the Dark Masters arc, with the most personal stakes for the heroes and the most developed villain.

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* ToughActToFollow:
** For other seasons. See also FirstInstallmentWins.
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ToughActToFollow: Some feel the Dark Masters arc is a lot weaker than the Myotismon arc, if only because the Myotismon arc is a lot more extensive and climactic than the Dark Masters arc, with the most personal stakes for the heroes and the most developed villain.



* UglyCute:
** Gabumon, so very much. He's a weird lizard-dog-unicorn thing who happens to look weird but very huggable at the same time and has a very good-natured personality.
** There are quite a few fans who see Gazimon as this.
* UncannyValley: As one of the Dark Masters, Puppetmon/Pinochimon takes every child's fear of marionettes and runs with it.
* ValuesDissonance: Mimi's [[https://web.archive.org/web/20121010182650/http://www.toei-anim.co.jp/tv/dejimon/chara/mimi.html official Japanese character description]] outright calls her selfish, while her [[https://web.archive.org/web/20000620110041/http://www.foxkids.com/digimon/characters/mimi/index.html official English character description]] says she isn't. This is because the West and Japan have different ideas as to what degree being "selfish" actually means. In Japan, self-sacrifice is a big part of their culture, even for the most mundane of things, whereas the West values independence and being forward with issues. ''Anime/DigimonAdventureTri'' even brings this out as a DeliberateValuesDissonance after Mimi comes back from New York in ''Determination''.
** Speaking of Mimi, in ''Adventure'' she often deals with a Digimon AbhorrentAdmirer pair who have adult voices and it's played for laughs while she is a preteenage girl. Her disgust at them is treated as laughable by the series and when they are revived she is shown enjoying them chasing her. Aside from the [[PaedoHunt obvious implications]], this sort of gag has aged badly in the wake of the #MeToo and #TimesUp Movement where women have confessed to dealing with some form of sexual harassment and assault from men, even as very young women and minors.

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* UglyCute:
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UglyCute: Gabumon, so very much. He's a weird lizard-dog-unicorn thing who happens to look weird but very huggable at the same time and has a very good-natured personality.
** %%** There are quite a few fans who see Gazimon as this.
* UncannyValley: As one of the Dark Masters, Puppetmon/Pinochimon takes every child's fear of marionettes and runs with it.
* ValuesDissonance:
ValuesDissonance:
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Mimi's [[https://web.archive.org/web/20121010182650/http://www.toei-anim.co.jp/tv/dejimon/chara/mimi.html official Japanese character description]] outright calls her selfish, while her [[https://web.archive.org/web/20000620110041/http://www.foxkids.com/digimon/characters/mimi/index.html official English character description]] says she isn't. This is because the West and Japan have different ideas as to what degree being "selfish" actually means. In Japan, self-sacrifice is a big part of their culture, even for the most mundane of things, whereas the West values independence and being forward with issues. ''Anime/DigimonAdventureTri'' even brings this out as a DeliberateValuesDissonance after Mimi comes back from New York in ''Determination''.
** Speaking of Mimi, in ''Adventure'' she Mimi often deals with a Digimon AbhorrentAdmirer pair who have adult voices and it's played for laughs while she is a preteenage girl. Her disgust at them is treated as laughable by the series and when they are revived she is shown enjoying them chasing her. Aside from the [[PaedoHunt obvious implications]], this sort of gag has aged badly in the wake of the #MeToo and #TimesUp Movement where women have confessed to dealing with some form of sexual harassment and assault from men, even as very young women and minors.


* FunnyAneurysmMoment: All the lampshading of Creator/YukoMizutani's DawsonCasting as Sora is this after 17th of May 2016, as [[Creator/YukoMizutani Mizutani]] passed away due to breast cancer at 51...

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