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After all the Seasonal Rot, This Moment makes it all Worth It

  • The entire season is a CMOA since the human protagonists become Digimon instead of having Digimon companions. The humans do more than stand around and cause evolutions; they do the fighting themselves!
  • The very first episode, when Takuya first obtains the spirit of Agunimon.
  • Episode 2; Kouji jumping into battle, breaking a nearby pole to create a makeshift quarterstaff, and fighting off a whole bunch of Digimon. And this was before he found the Lobomon Spirit!
  • Episode 4; Lobomon headshots Woodmon. Pretty gruesome.
  • Episode 5; during the rebellion of the Kokuwamon, there are two of note: the Kokuwamon subduing the Goblimon after being maltreated by them and J.P. using the crane to knock Snimon aside despite not having his own Spirit yet and feeling inferior to the guys who did have spirits.
  • Episode 12; Takuya beating Gigasmon using quick-thinking and switching between his spirits.
  • Episode 13; "Better An Egg Than An Egg Shell". Seraphimon battling three of the four evil warriors by himself and holding his own.
    • Mercurymon. Between taking out Seraphimon and using Seraphimon's own attack against him Mercurymon leaves the other Dark Legendary Warriors still standing at the starting line.
    • Ranamon as well. Finally mastering her Beast Spirit and her ultimate attack in episode 26, that she failed twice before and put Zoe/Izumi to serious disadvantage.
  • Episode 14; MetalKabuterimon's debut appearance. Bad luck, Grumblemon.
  • Episode 20; the battle against Petaldramon when the heroes get their act together.
  • Episode 22; Kumamon catching Takuya in midair, with one hand. "Sweet grab," indeed.
  • Duskmon in general is a pretty credible threat, with most of his battles being either a Hopeless Boss Fight or an evenly matched affair. Really, the only reason that he ever loses in the end is that Kouichi's memories of being a human and wanting to meet Kouji are eating away at his ability to fight.
  • Takuya Defeating Mercurymon in "Darkness Before the Dawn"; after Fusion Evolving he effortlessly shrugs off the Strike of the Seven Stars (Mercurymon's strongest attack), causing Mercurymon to lose his cool for the first time in the series, before backing the guy up against the coffin he had mockingly made for Takuya and wiping the floor with him.
    • The following episode is all awesome, it turns out the entire Sakkakumon arc was a plot by Mercurymon where he had the protagonists fight while he recorded and copied all their attacks, becoming immune to them. Even though he didn't count on losing when he absorbed Seraphimon's data, it still worked to his advantage before because even Aldamon couldn't slow him down anymore. But as he's so certain he'll win, he starts to take the moment to torment them after chasing them into a dark cave, and it nearly works as he drives them into a panic, while enjoying every second of. Takuya, stepping up the to plate does a Get A Hold Of Yourself Man and they focus on fighting Sakkakumon, and noticing them throwing attacks hitting each other caused them to mix their attack together, has them throw those at Sakkakumon. Sakkakuumon, whom prior could No-Sell any attack used on him, finds himself completely defenseless being hit by attacks that haven't been used before, with the tide turning against him prompting an epic Villainous Breakdown. He tries to boast that he'll still win and throws attacks at Takuya, who non nonchalantly dodges them and mocks Sakkakumon on they're not afraid anymore; Sakkakumon is the one who's afraid.
  • Even though Koichi was introduced late in the game as Koji's quieter, less confident twin brother, he actually turns out to be the older of the pair. That's a clever little twist.
  • Episode 33; Löwemon and JagerLöwemon are able to take down a Cherubimon projection which the rest of the team couldn't stop it even when working together. He tackles IceDevimon with the same attack in a later episode.
    • A Digimon that truly inherited the "Spirit of Darkness" of the legendary Ten Warriors. The "Spirit of Darkness" was changed into its Duskmon form due to Cherubimon's spell, but Löwemon is its true form released from this magical power. This form is by no means a baleful one, and is called the battling "Valiant Jet-black Warrior" that becomes the shadow of the other Ten Warriors. Even on its own, its power is comparable to "Fusion-species" like Aldamon, and it is said that it conceals its power that puts the others to shame within the "Neebelnge Ring" placed on its right index finger. As a master of spearmanship, it is an "Executor of Darkness" that pierces evil with the "Danzai no Yari" (Spear of Judgement), and purifies it with the "Shokuzai no Tate"(Shield of Atonement).
    • A Digimon that truly inherited the "Spirit of Darkness" of the legendary Ten Warriors. As with Duskmon, the "Spirit of Darkness" was changed into its Velgrmon form due to Cherubimon's spell, but Kaiser Leomon/JagerLoweemon is its true form released from this magical power. It is called the "Jet-black Lion", and its body is covered in a unique metal which shines jet-black and is called "Obsidian Digizoid", a kind of Chrome Digizoid. For that reason, not only is its defensive ability high, but its body armor has a keen sharpness. It is said that after Kaiser Leomon runs through, everything will be cut to pieces by the first gust of that black wind.
  • Episode 36 is one big crowning moment for Koichi. Feeling like he doesn't fit in with the group, he pulls through motivated to protect Koji and his friends from IceDevimon. The entire group, minus Takuya and Koji, are clearly outmatched, but with teamwork and JaegerLoewemon's great effort they defeat IceDevimon. After the battle Koji reaches a hand out for Koichi, doubling as a Crowning Moment of Heartwarming.
  • Episode 40; Angemon taking on a herd of angry Centarumon by himself in a good example of the One-Man Army trope.
  • Episode 43; before there battle gets started, Skullsatamon chucks a giant chunk of rock at EmperorGreymon's face, and he doesn't flinch or say a thing about it, ignoring the taunting, he just stays focused on the fight.
  • The Digimon in Episode 45 who stand up to the Royal Knights. Though seven of the nine got killed, it's refreshing to see non-chosen Digimon taking the initiative. If only Koiji and Takuya had got there in time, they could all have contributed and the Royal Knights arc could have been shorter and more epic, or at least more interesting.
    • Special mention to Zanbamon. When the digimon show up he knocks down Dynasmon.
  • Episode 47; The final defeat of the Royal Knights, long overdue.
  • Episode 49; One word Susanoomon. Not only does he show up to kick ass once. He does it again later.
  • Episode 50; When things are looking really grim. All the digimon spirits and the celestials show up to give the kids hope and a pep talk.
  • The crowing moment has to be when the "final" form of the Big Bad attacks the gang from behind. All of the Legendary Warriors appear and vanquish him for the last time.
  • Despite all the flak it usually gets, the season has quite a few CMoA... Namely, the heroes defeating the Royal Knights, after having made progress after painful progress in previous fights during the latest 10 or so episodes — they went from not even being able to touch them, to giving them a little pause, to actually harming them, and finally to defeating them both. And then, the final battle against the all-powerful Lucemon himself, with moons getting ripped apart by the villain's unimaginable power; Kouichi's sacrifice, the birth of Susanoomon, and the five kids joining together to destroy Lucemon's Satan Mode.
    • Nothing could erase Takuya and Koji reducing everyone else to living Transformation Trinkets... but Frontier did have some great moments, like Mercurymon's Xanatos Gambit, Duskmon and Beowulfmon's grand battle, all ten Legendary Warriors coming together to put a beatdown on the Royal Knights, and Gotsumon of all 'mons (for non-fans...Gotsumon is a kid-sized rock Digimon and not anyone's idea of badass, even though the Frontier version has a few tricks his short-lived Adventure counterpart didn't.) gets to digivolve and get dangerous.
      • To expand on the above mentioned Final Battle between Susanoomon and Lucemon Shadowlord Mode — it's a BFS-wielding Physical God vs Giant Dragon Satan IN SPACE! This sequence alone makes up for every flaw in the rest of the series.
  • Underneath all the season backlash, Digimon Frontier is just badass:
    • Everything about the Kouji/Kouichi plot, which was foreshadowed as early as in episode two was amazing. The Crowning Moment of Awesome of THIS Crowning Moment of Awesome was when Kouichi sacrificed himself to save the Digital World and almost freaking died in the process. Dark plots and Digimon go hand in hand perfectly.
    • Some love for the Mercuremon/Sefirotmon mini-arc is in order, particularly Tommy's fight with Asuramon, and J.P.'s... basically it was a fight against himself, and it was badass.
    • Izumi/Zoe got hers during the same arc. She eats an apple that makes her relive her issues with making friends after moving back to Japan, while Ranamon gives her a Breaking Speech. Who breaks her out of her spell? Not the HoneyBeemon, not her teammates. Instead, she breaks herself out of the spell by simply vowing that she will make up for her flaws and become kinder and stronger! Now that's a strong will!
    • A moment for the villains; in the original Japanese, when Mercuremon became Black/Shadow Seraphimon, the music that played when he was beating up Takuya was Requiem. Fans of series get a really threatening villain, and fans of Digimon Adventure can imagine that it is Omegamon/Omnimon who is doing the beating.
  • Lucemon's first appearance. He shows up and kills the Royal Knights, who have been beating the crap out of the heroes for the past 10-15 episodes, with ease. Then he No Sells two Mega level attacks and proceeds to smash a moon in half with Takuya and Kouji's heads!!! Keep in mind that the mathematics of the spirits makes it even more major: Each Human/Beast pair of spirits came from a Mega level Ancient Digimon. Logically, that makes their combined strength equal to a Mega (Human=Champion, Beast=Ultimate). Emperorgreymon and Magnagarurumon are each composed of 5 pairs of spirits, making them Mega x5!, So when Lucemon so easily pwned them, he was stronger than that, and he was "just" a Perfect/Ultimate.
    • They turn it around on him by becoming Susanoomon, who according to the above math, is a Mega x10! That's probably the highest Power Level yet seen in the franchise.
  • Agunimon stepping off the dark trailmon after returning from the real world determined to rescue his friends.
    • Just before that, Flamemon digivolving into Agunimon aboard the Trailmon.
  • IceDevimon's voice. Frontier may be the closest we will ever get to Christopher Walken voicing an anime character. Unless you count Digimon Xros Wars' dub several years later.
  • Don't forget the V-Tamer cameo chapter! Metamormon has completely demolished AeroVeedramon AND BurningGreymon. What does Takuya do? He converts to Agunimon (BurningGreymon's previous, less powerful form) long enough to get copied, then Slide Evolves and punches. ONE. HIT. KILL.

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