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* ContinuityLockout: Anyone who watches this series first will most likely balk at names like [=MagnaGarurumon=] and [=EmperorGreymon=].

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* ContinuityLockout: Anyone who watches this series first will most likely balk at names like [=MagnaGarurumon=] [=EmperorGreymon=]/[=KaiserGreymon=] and [=EmperorGreymon=].[=MagnaGarurumon=], especially in the English dub.


* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: As usual in the franchise, ''Frontier'' could be definitely very hardcore for a show which was marketed to children in many countries. The new humanoid Digimon ensured the hand-to-hand was often savage, many villains were intimidating either for how they looked like or just for how shockingly dangerous they were, a Digidestined was [[spoiler:killed (even if he got better)]] onscreen, some of the characters's backgrounds dealt with topics like bullying and parental divorce, and there was a perversely huge dose of GettingCrapPastTheRadar. While ''Anime/DigimonTamers'' might take the cake for the least family-friendly due to Konaka's foreign fandom and psychological touches, this series had actually little to envy.

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* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: As usual in the franchise, ''Frontier'' could be definitely very hardcore for a show which was marketed to children in many countries. The new humanoid Digimon ensured the hand-to-hand was often savage, many villains were intimidating either for how they looked like or just for how shockingly dangerous they were, a Digidestined was [[spoiler:killed (even if he got better)]] onscreen, some of the characters's backgrounds dealt with topics like bullying and parental divorce, and there was a perversely huge dose of GettingCrapPastTheRadar.divorce. While ''Anime/DigimonTamers'' might take the cake for the least family-friendly due to Konaka's foreign fandom and psychological touches, this series had actually little to envy.


* ArcFatigue: Arcs in ''Frontier'' tend to drag. The Velgemon and Cherubimon ones are long, but by the time the Royal Knights come around and curbstomp the leads episode after episode without much advance, some fans just put their foot down or skip to the ending. The writers were clearly trying to reduce the PlotArmor trope to the thinnest and create the most drama with what material they had, but it is common to feel they sometimes went just too far and made the entire series a borderline FailureHero show as a result. [[spoiler:Out of the first five recurrent enemies, Grumblemon was always a pain to merely last against even in random scuffles, Mercuremon literally one-shotted the BigGood of the series in the latter's very introduction, and Duskmon was just plain NightmareFuel; and for the last arc, after the heroes had received several power boosts, the Royal Knights wiped the floor with them episode after episode without any apparent advance, playing YouCantThwartStageOne at its finest before the arrival of Lucemon. But even ''then'', when the heroes had unlocked power to match Lucemon's, they continued taking scary beatings every time Lucemon unveiled a new form, and it ended up with the Legendary Warriors having to pull basically a TakingYouWithMe against him.]]

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Arcs in ''Frontier'' tend to drag. The Velgemon and Cherubimon ones are long, but by the time the Royal Knights come around and curbstomp the leads episode after episode without much advance, some fans just put their foot down or skip to the ending. The writers were clearly trying to reduce the PlotArmor trope to the thinnest and create the most drama with what material they had, but it is common to feel they sometimes went just too far and made the entire series a borderline FailureHero show as a result. [[spoiler:Out result.
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of the first five recurrent enemies, Grumblemon [[spoiler:Grumblemon was always a pain to merely last against even in random scuffles, Mercuremon literally one-shotted the BigGood of the series in the latter's very introduction, and Duskmon was just plain NightmareFuel; and for the last arc, after the heroes had received several power boosts, the Royal Knights wiped the floor with them episode after episode without any apparent advance, playing YouCantThwartStageOne at its finest before the arrival of Lucemon. Lucemon.]] But even ''then'', when [[spoiler:when the heroes had unlocked power to match Lucemon's, they continued taking scary beatings every time Lucemon unveiled a new form, and it ended up with the Legendary Warriors having to pull basically a TakingYouWithMe against him.]]

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** ''Anime/DigimonTamers'' introduces [=DigiGnomes=] as a separate digital lifeform from Digimon themselves. This series gives us Grumblemon, a ''literal'' [[OurGnomesAreWeirder DigiGnome]].


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* HollywoodHomely: Calmaramon. From the characters' viewpoint, she's much less attractive than Ranamon and causes her Toucanmon entourage to ditch her. In reality, barring her squidlike bottom half, she's ''really'' not that hideous. In fact, she looks like a much more slimmed down version of [[WesternAnimation/TheLittleMermaid Ursula]]. [[https://wikimon.net/images/0/0b/Calamaramon_collectors.jpg Her EX card]] in ''Digimon Collectors'' even emphasizes that she can be just as cute as Ranamon is.


* BaseBreakingCharacter: Izumi/Zoe is probably one of the biggest examples of this in the whole franchise. On the one hand, her fans like her for her and her Digimon forms [[MsFanservice good looks]], [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer having a relatable backstory]], [[FriendToAllLivingThings her gentle personality]] and some good ShipTease moments with Takuya. Her haters on the other hand, dislike her for being the [[TheChick token girl]] character with {{Stripperific}} Digimon forms, the first of which was [[FauxActionGirl easily defeated]] in its ''own debut episode'' and the second of which didn't fair much better.

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Izumi/Zoe is probably one of the biggest examples of this in the whole franchise. On the one hand, her fans like her for her and her Digimon forms [[MsFanservice good looks]], [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer having a relatable backstory]], [[FriendToAllLivingThings her gentle personality]] and some good ShipTease moments with Takuya. Her haters on the other hand, dislike her for being the [[TheChick token girl]] character with {{Stripperific}} Digimon forms, the first of which was [[FauxActionGirl easily defeated]] in its ''own debut episode'' and the second of which didn't fair much better.better.
** Takuya and Kouji are probably the most controversial "Goggle-Head and Lone Wolf" duo in the series. With fans being divided on whether they're good characters with good CharacterDevelopment who are good [[{{Foil}} Foils]] to each other, or if they're responsible for arguably the biggest case of SpotlightStealingSquad and ProtagonistPowerUpPrivileges in the series. [[TakeAThirdOption There's a third group]] who thinks they are good characters, but also dislike that they were such spotlight hoggers from the other characters.


* BaseBreakingCharacter: Izumi/Zoe is probably one of the biggest examples of this in the whole franchise. On the one hand, her fans like her for her and her Digimon forms [[MsFanservice good looks]], [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer having a relatable backstory]], [[FriendToAllLivingThings her gentle personality]] and some good ShipTease moments with Takuya. Her haters on the other hand, dislike her for being the [[TheChick token girl]] character with {{Stripperific}} Digimon forms, the first of which was [[FauxActionGirl easily defeated]] in its ''own debut episode'' and the second of which didn't fair much better.



* TheScrappy: Zoe/Izumi tends to get this for being the [[TheChick token girl]] character with {{Stripperific}} Digimon forms, the first of which was [[FauxActionGirl easily defeated]] in its ''own debut episode'' and the second of which didn't fair much better.
--> [[https://popkas.tumblr.com/post/137710650643/thanks-in-advance-to-anyone-who-decides-to-explain This is Zoe,]] or as I like to call her GIRLGIRL because that is all the writers permitted her to be. She is the [[TheSmurfettePrinciple Designated Girl.]] She is ONLY allowed to win fights against [[DesignatedGirlFight the evil team's respective Girl.]] Everything she says or does is designed to remind you that she's a girl. Who likes Girl Things.


** An odd duck in a franchise known for summoning monsters with computers switches over to transforming into monsters? Data corruption destroying the world? [[spoiler:A conflict that spills from a digital world to the real world?]] A fire elemental hero who uses the power of Agni and Vritra? The main character using the power of Ardha at the end? [[spoiler:Two individuals identical except for hair and clothing as protagonists, only one of whom knows of the other at first, and is dead when he appears?]] Two years later, we get ''VideoGame/DigitalDevilSaga''.

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** An odd duck in a franchise known for summoning monsters with computers switches over to transforming into monsters? Data corruption destroying the world? world? The voice of an Angel, voiced by Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, coming through the speaker, telling them what to do? [[spoiler:A conflict that spills from a digital world to the real world?]] A fire elemental hero who uses the power of Agni and Vritra? The main character using the power of Ardha at the end? [[spoiler:Two individuals identical except for hair and clothing as protagonists, only one of whom knows of the other at first, and is dead when he appears?]] Two years later, we get ''VideoGame/DigitalDevilSaga''.


* ArcFatigue: Arcs in ''Frontier'' tend to drag. The Velgemon and Cherubimon ones are long, but by the time the Royal Knights come around and curbstomp the leads episode after episode without much advance, some fans just put their foot down or skip to the ending. The writers were clearly trying to reduce the PlotArmor trope to the thinnest and create the most drama with what material they had, but it is common to feel they sometimes went just too far and made the entire series a borderline FailureHero show as a result. [[spoiler:Out of the first five recurrent enemies, Grumblemon was always a pain to merely last against even in random scuffles, Mercuremon literally one-shotted the BigGood of the series in the latter's very introduction, and Duskmon was just plain NightmareFuel; and for the last arc, after the heroes had received several power boosts, the Royal Knights wiped the floor with them episode after episode without any apparent advance, playing YouCantThwartStageOne at its finest before the arrival of Lucemon. But even ''then'', when the heroes had unlocked power to match Lucemon's, they continued taking scary beatings every time Lucemon unveiled a new form, and it ended up with the Legendary Warriors having to pull basically a [[spoiler:TakingYouWithMe]] against him.]]

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* ArcFatigue: Arcs in ''Frontier'' tend to drag. The Velgemon and Cherubimon ones are long, but by the time the Royal Knights come around and curbstomp the leads episode after episode without much advance, some fans just put their foot down or skip to the ending. The writers were clearly trying to reduce the PlotArmor trope to the thinnest and create the most drama with what material they had, but it is common to feel they sometimes went just too far and made the entire series a borderline FailureHero show as a result. [[spoiler:Out of the first five recurrent enemies, Grumblemon was always a pain to merely last against even in random scuffles, Mercuremon literally one-shotted the BigGood of the series in the latter's very introduction, and Duskmon was just plain NightmareFuel; and for the last arc, after the heroes had received several power boosts, the Royal Knights wiped the floor with them episode after episode without any apparent advance, playing YouCantThwartStageOne at its finest before the arrival of Lucemon. But even ''then'', when the heroes had unlocked power to match Lucemon's, they continued taking scary beatings every time Lucemon unveiled a new form, and it ended up with the Legendary Warriors having to pull basically a [[spoiler:TakingYouWithMe]] TakingYouWithMe against him.]]


* ArcFatigue: Arcs in ''Frontier'' tend to drag. The Velgemon and Cherubimon ones are long, but by the time the Royal Knights come around and curbstomp the leads episode after episode without much advance, some fans just put their foot down or skip to the ending.

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* ArcFatigue: Arcs in ''Frontier'' tend to drag. The Velgemon and Cherubimon ones are long, but by the time the Royal Knights come around and curbstomp the leads episode after episode without much advance, some fans just put their foot down or skip to the ending. The writers were clearly trying to reduce the PlotArmor trope to the thinnest and create the most drama with what material they had, but it is common to feel they sometimes went just too far and made the entire series a borderline FailureHero show as a result. [[spoiler:Out of the first five recurrent enemies, Grumblemon was always a pain to merely last against even in random scuffles, Mercuremon literally one-shotted the BigGood of the series in the latter's very introduction, and Duskmon was just plain NightmareFuel; and for the last arc, after the heroes had received several power boosts, the Royal Knights wiped the floor with them episode after episode without any apparent advance, playing YouCantThwartStageOne at its finest before the arrival of Lucemon. But even ''then'', when the heroes had unlocked power to match Lucemon's, they continued taking scary beatings every time Lucemon unveiled a new form, and it ended up with the Legendary Warriors having to pull basically a [[spoiler:TakingYouWithMe]] against him.]]


** A sizable contingent of fans considers ''Frontier'' to be the franchise's DorkAge thanks to a combination of a GenreShift into an animated HenshinHero series, the abandonment of the beloved partner Digimon and thus the entire {{Mon}}s concept, and the fact that it [[ToughActToFollow came right after]] [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff the now much-lauded]] ''Anime/DigimonTamers''. On the other hand, a smaller contingent of fans praises it for taking ''Digimon'' back to its ''[[Anime/DigimonAdventure Adventure]]'' roots while still being its own beast, and at the same time for daring to go in new directions instead of recycling storylines and plot points from ''Adventure'', as ''Tamers'' is sometimes accused of doing.

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** A sizable contingent of fans considers ''Frontier'' to be the franchise's DorkAge thanks to a combination of a GenreShift into an animated HenshinHero series, the abandonment of the beloved partner Digimon and thus the entire {{Mon}}s concept, and the fact that it [[ToughActToFollow came right after]] [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff the now much-lauded]] ''Anime/DigimonTamers''. On the other hand, a smaller contingent of fans praises it for taking ''Digimon'' back to its ''[[Anime/DigimonAdventure Adventure]]'' roots while still being its own beast, and at the same time for daring to go in new directions instead of recycling storylines and plot points from ''Adventure'', as ''Tamers'' is sometimes accused of doing. The humans getting their hands dirty ''actually fighting'' instead of being a walking evolution battery for the enemy to exploit is considered one of the biggest draws of ''Frontier''.

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* ItsTheSameNowItSucks: Ironically, despite the general TheyChangedItNowItSucks reaction to the HenshinHero concept, many viewers criticize this series for trying too hard to invoke nostalgia for the original series, to the point that the characters comes off as inferior copies of the original cast (and this is only exacerbated by the two lead characters being the SpotlightStealingSquad).


** --> [[https://popkas.tumblr.com/post/137710650643/thanks-in-advance-to-anyone-who-decides-to-explain This is Zoe,]] or as I like to call her GIRLGIRL because that is all the writers permitted her to be. She is the [[TheSmurfettePrinciple Designated Girl.]] She is ONLY allowed to win fights against [[DesignatedGirlFight the evil team's respective Girl.]] Everything she says or does is designed to remind you that she's a girl. Who likes Girl Things.

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** --> [[https://popkas.tumblr.com/post/137710650643/thanks-in-advance-to-anyone-who-decides-to-explain This is Zoe,]] or as I like to call her GIRLGIRL because that is all the writers permitted her to be. She is the [[TheSmurfettePrinciple Designated Girl.]] She is ONLY allowed to win fights against [[DesignatedGirlFight the evil team's respective Girl.]] Everything she says or does is designed to remind you that she's a girl. Who likes Girl Things.

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**--> [[https://popkas.tumblr.com/post/137710650643/thanks-in-advance-to-anyone-who-decides-to-explain This is Zoe,]] or as I like to call her GIRLGIRL because that is all the writers permitted her to be. She is the [[TheSmurfettePrinciple Designated Girl.]] She is ONLY allowed to win fights against [[DesignatedGirlFight the evil team's respective Girl.]] Everything she says or does is designed to remind you that she's a girl. Who likes Girl Things.


* FanficFuel: The unused fusion evolutions for the four other kids as well as the non-existence of fusion evolutions for the other elements (Wood, Steel, Water, Earth) which allow every fanart and fanfic possibilities. Not to mention the four lost kids the group find in a certain episode (Tommy's bullies) who are often used as teammates with the group with the aforementionned spirits.



* FanficFuel: The unused fusion evolutions for the four other kids as well as the non-existence of fusion evolutions for the other elements (Wood, Steel, Water, Earth) which allow every fanart and fanfic possibilities. Not to mention the four lost kids the group find in a certain episode (Tommy's bullies) who are often used as teammates with the group with the aforementionned spirits.


* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: The writers were clearly trying to reduce the PlotArmor trope to the thinest and create the most drama with what material they had, but it is common to feel they sometimes went just too far and made the entire series a borderline FailureHero show as a result. Out of the first five recurrent enemies, Grumblemon was always a pain to merely last against even in random scuffles, Mercuremon literally one-shotted the BigGood of the series in the latter's very introduction, and Duskmon was just plain NightmareFuel; and for the last arc, after the heroes had received several power boosts, the Royal Knights wiped the floor with them episode after episode without any apparent advance, playing YouCantThwartStageOne at its finest before the arrival of Lucemon. But even ''then'', when the heroes had unlocked power to match Lucemon's, they continued taking scary beatings every time Lucemon unveiled a new form, and it ended up with the Legendary Warriors having to pull basically a [[spoiler:TakingYouWithMe]] against him.

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