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Voiced by:
Japanese: Kaneto Shiozawa (Adventure & Adventure 02), Ryotaro Okiayu (PSP game)
English: Tom Wyner
Spanish: Gerardo Reyero (Latin America), Rais David Báscones (Spain, Adventure) Rafael Calvo (Spain, Adventure 02)

The first Big Bad of the show, Devimon is a fallen Angel Digimon who discovered the Black Gears and used them to take over File Island. In his first encounter with the DigiDestined, he's content to just separate them and allow those infected by the Black Gears to deal with them. When it comes time to get his hands dirty, he absorbs all the remaining Black Gears and his minion Ogremon, and quickly overpowers the Chosen Children. It takes Patamon Digivolving into Angemon for the first time to finally destroy him, although as he disintegrates he warns the heroes that are plenty of other, more dangerous villains out there. A bit later, it's revealed that he had hidden the Tags and Crests (objects that would allow the DigiDestined's partners to Digivolve further) on the nearby continent of Server.

His "ghost" reappears in the mysterious Dark Whirlpool in Adventure 02, and warns the Digimon Emperor not to trifle with the powers of darkness. Ignoring Devimon's words, the emperor captures his essence and uses it to add the finishing touch to his latest engine of destruction, Kimeramon. This proves to be a poor decision, as Devimon's evil corrupts the otherwise mindless Kimeramon, causing it to turn on the Digimon Emperor.

  • Arc Villain: For the File Island arc. He is the first Big Bad the children meet.
  • Bond Villain Stupidity: He had all the Chosen Children and their hungry, weakened Digimon at his mercy in his debut episode. And instead of finishing them all off right away, he blasts 6 out of 7 pairs out of reach, giving them opportunity to regain their strength and regroup.
  • Chest Insignia: The Mark of Evil.
  • The Corrupter: Through his black gears or his Touch of Evil, he can turn any Digimon evil.
  • Creepily Long Arms: His arms reach almost the ground — and come with Creepy Long Fingers too!
  • Demonic Possession: Data collected from his wayward spirit is used by the Digimon Emperor to add the finishing touch to Kimeramon in 02. This ends about as well as you'd expect.
  • Devour the Dragon: He turns Ogremon into Black Gears and absorbs him to increase his power; atypically for this process, Ogremon survived the devouring and retained the ability to temporarily emerge from Devimon's body to aid his boss in fighting the DigiDestined. Ironically, of the two of them, Ogremon survived thanks to getting blasted out of Devimon in the fight before Devimon was killed.
  • Die Laughing: After mocking what he feels to be Angemon's Senseless Sacrifice, he manages one last Evil Laugh before he's gone.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: Is set up as the series' Big Bad, even in the opening. In truth, he doesn't live past episode 13 out of 54.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Angemon, although given that he is introduced much earlier, it would be rather that Angemon is his Good Counterpart.
  • Fallen Angel: Officially, in the game, he was originally a shining Angemon-species Digimon. He became a fallen angel when he was won over to the Dark Side and fell to the Dark Area.
  • Famous Last Words: "You have used up all your power; that wasn't very smart of you Angemon, now you are no use to anyone! You can't escape from the Dark Forces, evil is everywhere, so don't savor your victory. There are other Digimon just as powerful as I am, some of them are even stronger — I wonder what you'll do when you run into them? You haven't won at all, what a waste of time!"
  • Good Wings, Evil Wings: Leathery bat wings with many holes and tears through them, reflecting his evil and demonic nature.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: Only his upper-half reappears in 02.
  • Harbinger of Impending Doom: To the Digimon Emperor in 02, whom he warns against the effects that meddling with dark powers will have.
  • Hellbent For Leather: His body is clad in jet-black cloth.
  • Horned Humanoid: He has two long, flat horns.
  • Image Song: "Dark Wing".
  • Knight of Cerebus: Whilst he didn't seal the series in this territory (Myotismon holds that honour) Devimon's introduction was when the series changed from stand-alone episodes about the kids figuring out how the Digital World works to a Myth Arc being established and the more serialized storytelling later. Even the English dub plays him seriously.
  • Make My Monster Grow: The result of him using the Black Gears on himself and Leomon.
  • Master of Illusion: In his debut episode, he was able to create a very realistic illusion of a hotel, complete with food and baths that evidently all looked, felt, and tasted real. Neither the DigiDestined nor their Digimon saw through the deception until he sprung his trap.
  • My Death Is Just the Beginning: He says this to Angemon, stating that more and more dangerous villains will come to threaten as the heroes, as they are both dying.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: He's named after the Devil, what more is there to say?
  • Not So Stoic: The end of "Dark Wing" has him screaming out the song's last lyrics, before dissolving into insane laughter.
  • No Ontological Inertia: Averted when it comes to his Black Gears. Even after his demise, the DigiDestined still encounter two Digimon corrupted by fully functional gears.
  • Obviously Evil: His devilish name and design make it pretty clear that this guy's not on the side of good.
  • Orcus on His Throne: Instead of killing the DigiDestined, which he could have easily done at several points, he instead just stayed on Mount Infinity, brooding. He doesn't bother facing them himself until they've reassembled.
  • Our Demons Are Different: His name and design are derived from the mythological Devil.
  • Our Ghosts Are Different: It appears in the Dark Whirlpool in 02.

Click here to see him as Etemon Chaos  
Click here to see him as MetalEtemon 
Voiced by:
Japanese: Yasunori Masutani
English: Richard Epcar
Spanish: José Luis Reza (Latin America), Juan Carlos Lozano (Spain), Francisco Andrés Valdivia (Spain, as MetalEtemon)

The second Big Bad, an anthropomorphic monkey whom the DigiDestined encounter on the mainland. He controls a Dark Network across the desert that amplifies his power and allows him to command many other Digimon, and proves to be surprisingly much harder to defeat than Devimon (and stay defeated).

His Digivolutions are as follows:

  • Ultimate: Etemon, his default form.
  • Ultimate: Etemon Chaos, Etemon fused with the Dark Network.
  • Mega: MetalEtemon, basically a silver metal Etemon made out of hardest substance known to Digimon.

  • Arc Villain: The Big Bad for the Server Continent Arc. He becomes the first Ultimate level enemy for the children.
  • Bad Boss: Acts like a total jerk to all of his Gazimon lackeys.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: He's a monkey-like Elvis impersonator... and yet he's stronger than the demonic Devimon the Digidestined just took down. Most of the arc is spent either running or hiding from him as the Digidestined look for their crests.
  • Body Horror: Fusing with the Dark Network caused him to turn into Etemon Chaos bulking up his body rather grotesquely.
  • Came Back Strong: First as Etemon Chaos, a powerful Ultimate level cyborg Digimon, then as MetalEtemon, a Mega level Digimon with a metal body.
  • Casting a Shadow: Etemon's Dark Spirits, Etemon Chaos' Dark Spirits Chaos and MetalEtemon's Dark Spirits Deluxe.
  • Chrome Champion: As MetalEtemon. Curiously enough, his body is made of a rare metal called Chrome Digizoid.
  • Cool Shades: He wears a set. Seems to be a species trait.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Every fight against him his arc has him dishing out one until he faced by MetalGreymon.
  • Cyborg: Etemon Chaos has the head and upper body of Etemon, however his lower body is just a mass of Dark Network cables.
  • Dark Is Evil: The Dark Network and his attacks Dark Spirits and Dark Spirits Chaos, a ball of energy made of darkness.
  • Death by Adaptation: His comeback as MetalEtemon is excised from the novelization.
  • Elvis Impersonator: In the English dub.
  • Everything's Better with Monkeys: He's a Digimon based off of a monkey.
  • Evil Is Hammy: Is introduced yelling about what a super-star he is into a microphone. He really loves to chew the scenery when he breaks down and is a Bad Boss.
  • Evil vs. Evil: Against Datamon. As MetalEtemon, he gets into a brief fight with Puppetmon.
  • Fartillery: One of his attacks as MetalEtemon.
  • Hero Killer: Due mostly due to being an Ultimate level Digimon while the heroes only had access to Champion level at the time. His Concert Crush being able to de-digivolve Digimon is another good reason.
  • Hypocritical Humor: Hey, Etemon, you shouldn't complain about your minion being too loud when you're the one talking into a microphone.
  • Image Song: "Love Serenade".
  • Kick the Dog: Beating Datamon and forcing him to maintain his Dark Network. It comes back to bite him later.
  • Laughably Evil: If you couldn't tell just by looking at him. In stark contrast to most of the villains in the season, he is a strongly comical villain whose monkey-like appearance, inflated ego and obsession with singing make him more ridiculous than frightening. That said, this doesn't mean he isn't a genuine threat.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Quite agile and strong enough to toss Digimon around like ragdolls.
  • Make Me Wanna Shout: Etemon's Love Serenade.
  • Maniac Monkeys: Unlike the other villains, he doesn't even bother to hide his ruthlessness through a gentlemanly manner.
  • Mini-Boss: In the grand scheme of the series, he's little more than a speed-bump on the way to collecting the crests. For contrast, despite being stronger by leagues than Devimon, he only lasts a paltry six episodes compared to Devimon's thirteen, The Dark Masters' collective fourteen and Myotismon's eighteen.
  • Mood Whiplash: Comes right after the demonic and frightening Devimon and before the cruel and sadistic Myotismon.
  • Musical Assassin: His "LOVE SERENADE!" attack, which taps into the Dark Network to force Digimon to regress to weaker forms.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: By suddenly reappearing, he threw off Puppetmon by relentlessly antagonizing him and killing Leomon ended up driving Mimi to gather resolve to gather allies to oppose the Dark Masters.
  • Nigh Invulnerable: Even before becoming MetalEtemon his ability to survive damage was unreal. He effortlessly shrugged off attacks from the gang's Digimon, being electrocuted had no lasting effects on him, and even being sucked into a black hole wasn't exactly fatal to him. And it gets taken even further when he becomes MetalEtemon. Though it's partially justfied in that he was an Ultimate Level Digimon.
  • Not Quite Dead: Gets sucked into a black hole but survives and comes back as MetalEtemon.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: When he returns during the Dark Masters arc, at first he seems like nothing other than a filler villain. Then he kills Leomon.
    • Also fitting beforehand. Despite his appearances, he's an Ultimate Level Digimon, while Devimon was only a Champion. He curb-stomps the kids' Champion-level Digimon with ease, has the rare power to de-digivolve Digimon, and becomes a reality-warper called Etemon Chaos when he merges with the Dark Network, all of which makes him surprisingly dangerous.
  • One-Winged Angel: When he fused with the Dark Network, he became much more muscular with a giant mass of network cables below now called Etemon Chaos.
  • Orcus on His Throne: Straight, though he tries to avert it. He wished to crush the Digidestined the moment they reached the continent, but they landed on a different place. For the next episodes, he doesn´t engage the protagonists because he is either too far away or because his cable network is malfunctioning so he has no idea where they are. The moment he finds them, he went straight to the kill.
  • The Power of Rock: His "Concert Crush" ("Love Serenade") technique, which allows him to de-evolve other Digimon.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Filled with anger over his defeat at the hands of MetalGreymon, the only thing in mind during his stay in the World of Darkness was revenge towards the Digi-Destined. That hatred and anger prompted to become MetalEtemon and chased Joe and Mimi incessantly.
  • Sequel Episode: His return, sort of.
  • Sissy Villain: Established to be one in the Japanese version (and especially the novelization, with his pettiness), but it didn't quite carry over to the dub.
  • Smug Snake: He's a legitimate threat, but his over-inflated ego takes hold of his common sense.
  • Status-Buff Dispel: His "Concert Crush" reverses digivolution. It's unknown if this only works against Champions, as he never really got the chance to use it against another Ultimate.
  • Super Strength: Though this is common among Digimon, he's quite strong, capable of tossing around larger Digimon like ragdolls.
  • This Cannot Be!: When Zudomon tells him that his Vulcan's Hammer is made of Chrome Digizoid, the same metal which MetalEtemon is comprised of.
  • This Is Unforgivable!: He gets a reaction like this when, not only do the Digi-Destined children escape from their prison he set for them, but Joe collects the Crest of Reliability.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Though rather comedic in his villainy, he is a stronger opponent than Devimon was, especially when he becomes Etemon Chaos after he merges with the Dark Network.
    • He takes another one when he returns as MetalEtemon, fighting Puppetmon to a standstill and it taking the combined efforts of Zudomon and SaberLeomon to kill him, and the latter was fatally injured in the fight.
  • Villain Song: Weaponized thanks to his "Concert Crush" attack. On the official soundtrack, "Love Serenade".
  • We Have Reserves: He has a LOT of minions so he doesn't care if any of them die.


Click here to see him as VenomMyotismon 
Voiced by:
Japanese: Ryuzaburo Otomo, Toshiyuki Morikawa (Adventure 02)
English: Richard Epcar
Spanish: Roberto Mendiola (Latin America), Francisco Andrés Valdivia (Spain), José María Carrero (Spain, as VenomMyotismon's crotch monster)

The third Big Bad, who proves far more dangerous than the others and has designs on the real world as well as the Digital World. A rather classic vampire who can even pass off as human.

His Digivolutions are as follows:

  • Ultimate: Myotismon (Vamdemon), his default form.
  • Mega: VenomMyotismon (VenomVamdemon), an utterly enormous humanoid devil with limited intelligence, buglike design overtones... and a crotch monster.

For tropes related to MaloMyotismon in Digimon Adventure 02, go here.

  • Arc Villain: For the Eighth Child Arc. He is the Big Bad whose arc covers more episodes than any other villain.
  • Attack Its Weak Point: The face on VenomMyotismon's crotch is his weak point and striking him there is the only way to kill him.
  • Bad Boss: Far worse than Etemon. He overall treats his followers as nothing more than expendable and severely punishes his minions if they fail him. It is more than likely that, just like Gatomon, most of his soldiers endured years of abuse. Even if someone is completely loyal and competent, Myotismon will certainly kill them to gain power or simply because they are no longer useful. The only minion of his who survived working for him was Gatomon, and that is because she pulled a Heel–Face Turn.
  • Beast of the Apocalypse: VenomMyotismon is likened to it, as his appearance is foreshadowed by a prophecy that mentions the Number of the Beast.
    "When the clock strikes the number of the beast, the undead Digimon king will reveal his true form as the beast."
  • Big Bad: Of the third story arc and all of Adventure 02.
  • Blood Lust: In the Digital World he normally feeds on data, but his time in the human world has unfortunately given him a taste for human blood...
  • Bloody Murder: His "Crimson Lightning" attack, which is called "Bloody Stream" in the original anime, produces whips of red energy to attack his opponents with.
  • Body Horror: When WereGarurumon slices VenomMyotismon's forehead, he sprouts meat tentacles out from the wound.
  • Came Back Strong: Each time he's seemingly killed off, he ends up brought back to life in an even more powerful form. Following his first death at the hands of Angewomon, his bats feed on his minions' data and restore him as VenomMyostismon. After his subsequent defeat, his spirit lives on and possesses Oikawa, setting in motion the events of 02, which would culminate in his return as MaloMyotismon.
  • The Chessmaster: During his arc and especially Adventure 02, where he turned out to be behind all the events of the entire series.
  • Classical Movie Vampire: He's a vampire who wears a cape with a very high collar, has a slicked hairstyle and is very suave and elegant, especially compared to other Adventure villains.
  • Combo Platter Powers: He shows a great asset of powers, much more than any other Digimon, such as ability to reflect or nullify attacks, create a mist that envelops an huge area and even pass through walls.
  • Daywalking Vampire: Though he's not as powerful during the daytime, sunlight doesn't actually harm him. He typically gets around it by surrounding himself with fog.
  • Deader Than Dead: The Digi-Destined finally kill him off for good by blowing up his soul.
  • Devour the Dragon: Literally. He eats DemiDevimon alive as VenomMyotismon to get a small boost in power during his fight with the Digidestined.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He's not above quipping during his confrontations with the DigiDestined, even pretending he didn't know who they were once he makes his way to the Human World in order to show what he really thought of them after playing them like fiddles. He's also a murderous tyrant in the running for being the vilest villain in the entire show.
  • Hero Killer: One of the most notable one in the series, consistently defeating the heroes' high level evolutions and killing Wizardmon, which marks the first death on the heroes' side.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: His obsession with killing off the eighth DigiDestined caused him to end up reuniting her with her partner, producing the very Digimon who ended up spelling his demise.
  • Irony: He went to Japan to find the Eighth Child, bringing both the Crest and the Eighth Digimon (without knowing) with him. Basically he gave to the Eighth Child exactly what she needed to defeat him.
  • Knight of Cerebus: He was toying with the heroes for most of his arc, frequently had them on the ropes, and introduced Anyone Can Die into the series by being the first to murder sympathetic characters (which were his own minions). Things only get darker until the series' conclusion.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Killing Wizardmon resulted in Gatomon, whom he tormented for years, digivolving into Angewomon and killing his first form.
  • Motive Rant: Angemon and Angewomon offer him one last chance at redemption by asking him if he didn't feel any guilt for murdering Wizarmon and wreaking havoc on the human world. His response is to angrily proclaim that it's his destiny to rule both worlds.
    Myotismon: "I don't have to explain myself to the likes of you! It is my destiny to plunge this world into darkness and become king of the Digital World, and no angel or Digimon has the power to stop me!"
  • New Powers as the Plot Demands: Like his foil Wizardmon, he keeps getting new attacks. Firstly, he is shown to have the ability to summon a swarm of bloodthirsty bats and conjure a red streak, which fit perfectly with his vampire theme. This is then followed by Telekinesis, a stare that freezes attacks in place, a scream that paralyzes enemies, and the ability to come Back from the Dead and possess humans. This winds up being Played for Drama when it turns out this extends to being the first Digimon in the series shown to have a form beyond Ultimate.
  • Not Quite Dead: The children thought Angewomon's attack along with the energy of her fellow Digimon was enough to finish him for real. It wasn't. The vampire used an ancient apocalyptic prophecy to Digivolve into VenomMyotismon.
  • Number of the Beast: His revival as VenomMyotismon triggers on "the hour of the Beast", six minutes and six seconds after six AM (06:06:06).
  • Oh, Crap!:
    • He is shown panicking both times Patamon evolves to confront him, as he is aware that Angemon's attacks have holy properties, which puts him at a severe disadvantage.
    • Got a big one when he sees Kari being thrown her Digivice. Considering that a lot of his actions were centered around preventing this from happening, it's justified.
    Myotismon: Not her! No!
  • One-Winged Angel: After being killed the first time, he comes back to life as VenomMyotismon.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: A Japanese vampire who summons bats and uses his blood as a whip. He also turns into a giant, Satanic-looking demon when initially defeated.
  • Playing with Fire: VenomMyotismon's Inferno.
  • Resurrective Immortality: Similar to most Digimon, but his case deserves special mention because he just isn't reborn as a Digi-Egg. Instead, his soul just kept coming back to life in a stronger form, first as VenomMyostismon and then in Adventure 02 as MaloMyotismon. It takes having his soul blown up by the combined light of every Digi-Destined on Earth to make him stay dead for good.
  • Vampiric Feeding: In order to build up enough strength to fight the Digidestined in the human world, Myotismon preyed upon women, leaving them with cases of anemia.
  • Weakened by the Light: Like an actual vampire, Myotismon is weakened by sunlight. He can only come out in the open at night or if the weather blocks the sun. Similarly, he is also weak to light-based attacks. Such attacks even from Digimon weaker than him will leave him reeling.

    The Dark Masters 

Piedmon: Those bit players are frozen with stage fright, hopelessly waiting for the moment they'll be saved. And yet, there's an unseen twist in the plot.
MetalSeadramon: I say we cut to the punchline and go straight for the action!
Puppetmon: Oh please, that would be boring. I want to play this drama to the hilt! Let's pull out all the stops and give them what they paid for.
Piedmon: I'm in complete agreement, a quick victory would be a letdown.
Machinedramon: *eyes flash*
Piedmon: The DigiDestined will be on Spiral Mountain soon. We must rehearse before they get here. It will be the final performance! MetalSeadramon, Puppetmon and Machinedramon, I present to you the downfall of the DigiDestined!

While the DigiDestined were on Earth combating Myotismon, these four Mega-level baddies (MetalSeadramon, Puppetmon, Machinedramon and Piedmon) conquered the Digital World with their armies, and reshaped most of it into Spiral Mountain.

Shared tropes:

  • Alien Geometries: Spiral Mountain is quite literally sucking the landscapes of the Digital World into a rotated mountain.
  • Back from the Dead: Metal Seadramon and Mugendramon/Machinedramon seem to return in Digimon Adventure tri., Loss, but they are voiceless and mindless, working under Gennai.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: While they are a team, they have very little onscreen interaction (in the novelization, they're never all together in the same scene), and don't seem to care all that much for each other, preferring to work alone, and not even being a bit perturbed when the DigiDestined start taking out members of the group. Notably, during all the times he is taunted for not having any true friends, Puppetmon doesn't once even try to claim the other Dark Masters are his friends.
  • Dark Is Evil: "Dark" Masters. With the exception of MetalSeadramon, three of them are of the Virus attribute.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: In the novelization, their first appearance has each member sealing away one of the Four Holy Beasts/Digimon Sovereigns. How they managed to get the upper hand against such powerful creatures is not shown, and a particularly egregious example is that Piemon is the one to seal Qinglongmon/Azulongmon.
  • The Dreaded: Some returning characters even doubt that they can be defeated.
  • Enter Eponymous: "Enter the Dark Masters".
  • Four Is Death: They're the bad guys of the final arc, and come in a group of four. None are pleasant in the slightest. Two of them feature in the fourth installment of Digimon Adventure Tri.
  • Hostile Terraforming: After conquering the Digital World, they warp it into Spiral Mountain to make controlling territories more convenient for them. One of the biggest consequences of this is that Primary Village was destroyed, depriving any Digimon from reviving.
  • Kill All Humans: Hinted in the original Japanese version that this is their main goal, as they discusses in their introduction scene how to deal with the humans back on Earth. Metalseadramon comments that they should wipe them all out in one go, while Puppetmon suggest that they should use the different space-time continuum to take them out one by one, which he then commits that it's something Machinedramon would've done.
  • Knight of Cerebus: While Myotismon caused the series to take a serious turn, they take it even further, have already conquered the Digital World, nearly kill the DigiDestined in their first fight, and along the way kill several other minor characters.
  • No Ontological Inertia: Whenever a member of the gang was killed, their portion of Spiral Mountain evaporated.
  • Patchwork World: Spiral Mountain is made up of the Ocean, a forest, a collection of cities and a Dark World.
  • Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: A cyborg sea serpent, a living marionette, a mechanical dragon, and a magical clown.
  • Sorting Algorithm of Evil: MetalSeadramon is the weakest Dark Master, then comes Puppetmon, then Machinedramon and Piedmon is the strongest of them. They are faced in this exact order.
  • Take Over the World: And by the time we see them, they've already succeeded. And it's hinted in the original Japanese version that they planned to do the same to the real world.

Voiced by:
Japanese: Yuuto Kazama
English: Doug Erholtz
Spanish: César Soto (Latin America), Francisco Andrés Valdivia (Spain)

"You're finished, you upstart DigiDestined! In a word, you're sunk!"

The first Dark Master, he rules over the aquatic portions of Spiral Mountain. A hothead eager to prove himself, he's a cyborg sea serpent with gold plating, and an energy cannon affixed to his snout.

  • Action Figure Speech: In the dub, he is often seen talking without his mouth moving.
  • Benevolent Boss: Downplayed. So long as you do your job right he's actually a pretty good boss. Yeah, he killed Scorpiomon, but only after he failed him rather severely, and was very willing to reward him with his favorite food for doing his job correctly. However, compared to most of the other Digimon villains, he is a pretty benevolent boss.
  • Breath Weapon: Unlike other Seadramon, he breathes fire instead of ice.
  • The Brute: Of the Dark Masters. Unlike his teammates, MetalSeadramon has little interest for mind games or manipulations, and prefers to slay his opponents quick and fast.
  • Chrome Champion: His armor covers most of his body and it's made of the legendary metal Chrome Digizoid.
  • Combat Pragmatist: His strategy on how to take care of the DigiDestined; rather than toying with them and take risks, he prefers to fight them in his ocean so he will have his Home Field Advantage, and try to roast them while they are unconcious. Since the other Dark Masters are sadists playing around with the Villain Ball, he only got the chance during his few episodes. He even comes pretty close when he has Scorpiomon helping him, though because Joe and Mimi accidentally avoided his trap and beat Scorpiomon, his plan was thwarted.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: WarGreymon drilled into his nose cannon, through his body, and out his tail, essentially gutting him from the inside out.
  • Cyborg: "No matter, wherever those kids try to hide, I'll find them. I rule this ocean with an iron hand, iron tail, and an iron everything, for that matter."
  • Death by Pragmatism: He is the only Dark Master who decides to not play with the DigiDestined and just kill them as soon as he can. So of course, he is the first of them to die.
  • Elemental Rock–Paper–Scissors: Subtly played. As a Data type, he isn't vulnerable to the Vaccine type heroes and it shows where WarGreymon had to rely on his Dramon Destroyers since everything else used by the group had little effect.
  • Evil Is Hammy: In English.
  • Kick the Dog: Killing Scorpiomon and Whamon.
  • Large and in Charge: Is one of the naturally biggest villain in the series.
  • Large Ham: Has his moments.
    "Ha! Farewell, DigiDestined! It was a rare pleasure knowing you — MEDIUM RARE!"
  • Light Is Not Good: So far, he's the only purely villainous main antagonist whose attribute has been Data, a type usually attributed to good Digimon.
  • Nigh Invulnerable: "What was that, a love tap? I'm made of Chrome Digizoid too, you know! You can't hurt me that easily!"
  • No-Nonsense Nemesis: He prefers not to play with his food, just cook it. This makes him stand out among his companions (especially Puppetmon and Piedmon) who prefer to play with their food, even if they have to hold the Villain Ball while doing it.
  • The Nose Knows: "Do you smell something? There's the scent of DigiDestined in the current. Either that, or there's a bad patch of seaweed around here..."
  • Only Sane Man: Out of the Big Bad Ensemble of Piedmon, Puppetmon, Machinedramon, and himself, he seems to be the only one who isn't a sadistic psychopath, though he is an impatient brute.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: While generally brutish and hot-tempered, he's a pretty much a Benevolent Boss as long as you do your job right, rewarding Scorpiomon with clams (his favourite food) once the DigiDestined have been captured. Which is more than can be said for the other Dark Masters.

Puppetmon (Pinnochimon)
Voiced by:
Japanese: Etsuko Kozakura
English: David Lodge
Spanish: Emmanuel Rivas (Latin America), Blanca Rada (Spain)

"We'll have lots of fun! Now you hide, and I'll seek and destroy!"

The second Dark Master, he rules over the woodlands of Spiral Mountain. A creepy living marionette, he has the personality of a spoiled brat, and an explosive temper.

  • Dark Chick: Of the Dark Masters.
  • Double Weapon: His hammer is also a gatling gun-like energy weapon.
  • Drop the Hammer: His primary weapon, with a hammer face built like a revolver's chamber.
  • Dying Alone: Puppetmon got killed by MetalGarurumon and died alone remembering Cherrymon's last words.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: He cannot comprehend true friendship, thinking of friends as toys that he can play with and then throw away whenever he wants. Matt, as bearer of the Crest of Friendship, pointed this out when Puppetmon killed a RedVegiemon.
  • Evil Is Petty: The DigiDestined first meeting with him, along with him using his People Puppets to force their Digimon to hit each other, he also forced some of them to make silly poses. He also had a map and set of dolls he can use to send them to anywhere in his territory, and all he did with it was torment them in a comical fashion.
  • Evil vs. Evil: His brief scuffle with MetalEtemon in a very, very hilarious way.
  • Famous Last Words: "Cherrymon... what is it that those kids have... that I don't?"
  • Fashion-Victim Villain: Invoked. As pointed out by Mimi. "If you have to hit anybody, you should bop yourself for how you look in that stupid helmet!"
  • Faux Affably Evil: In a childlike sort of way.
  • Friendless Background: He has no friends.
  • Fuuma Shuriken: After Garudamon destroys his hammer, he uses the cross on his back as a weapon. He killed a RedVegiemon with it but could not overpower MetalGarurumon.
  • Giggling Villain: Taken to truly creepy levels in his image song.
  • Glass Cannon: As expected of a Mega, Puppetmon is powerful and a threat. As expected of a wooden puppet unlike MetalSeadramon and Machinedramon, he takes damage from even Ultimates rather easily.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: When he transformed his mansion into a Humongous Mecha.
  • Ham-to-Ham Combat: Him against MetalEtemon.
  • I'm Not Afraid of You: When surrounded by Angemon, Angewomon, MegaKabuterimon, Garudamon, and WarGreymon.
  • Image Song: "Haguruma Jikake no Mori" ("The Forest with Gear Mechanisms").
  • Kick the Dog: Being the nasty little kid he is, he loves to do this.
  • Kill It with Ice: Met his end via MetalGarurumon's Metal Wolf Claw.
  • Kubrick Stare: Has a natural one caused by his hat (mentioned above) but has an even bigger one when he vows revenge on T.K.
  • Lack of Empathy: Implied, but not outright stated, to be why he enjoys torturing and killing his playmates. A sympathetic example in some ways, as he truly does want friends but this makes it impossible for him to have true ones.
  • Last Villain Stand: When he's cornered by MetalGarurumon, no longer has his hammer, and his strings don't affect MetalGarurumon, he charges at the Mega with his Cross Cutter, only to be defeated in one shot.
  • Living Toys: A sentient puppet.
  • Loners Are Freaks: A lot of his arc emphasizes his lack of true friends, despite his insistence that he has some. T.K. uses this to trick Puppetmon out of killing him.
  • The Lost Woods: Rules the forest of the Spiral Mountain.
  • Nice Hat: A red hat with a bell on it.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: Pretty powerful, for something that looks like a child's toy. He's a Mega!
  • Noodle Incident: "This is more fun than the time I was fumigated for termites!"
  • Pass the Popcorn: Watching the fight between MetalGarurumon and WarGreymon, and Matt and Tai.
  • People Puppets: Ironic, eh?
  • Pintsized Powerhouse: He's about the same size as T.K and can one shot much larger Ultimate-level Digimon.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: Type C or E, or a combination of both. In the dub at least. Though he still had this vibe to some degree in the original (a Mega level technically is full-grown). It's revealing, for instance, that too often he has the DigiDestined in his power, but constantly delays killing them because he wants to have some sadistic fun first.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: His eyes are red and he's a sadist.
  • Rule of Symbolism: As he lies dying, his cross plants itself next to his body.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: How he ended the fight with MetalEtemon. He claimed he was boring and stunk at namecalling.
  • Sean Connery Is About to Shoot You: Does this twice with his revolver in the uncensored version.
  • Sinister Schnoz: A fitting allusion to his Japanese namesake Pinocchio.
  • Sinister Surveillance: In the first episode of his arc he uses a television with a remote control to spy on (and mess around with) the kids.
  • Stupid Evil: Kills off his henchmen and allies, and decides to play around with the DigiDestined instead of finishing them off when he has the chance. Though there were two instances where he thought about just killing them all immediately, but both times he was talked out of it by a minion (Kiwimon and Cherrymon, respectively).

Machinedramon (Mugendramon)
Voiced by:
Japanese: Hisao Egawa
English: Dave Guerrie
Spanish: Abel Rocha (Latin America), José María Carrero (Spain)

"I'll try to make this as painful as I can."

The third Dark Master, he rules over the industrial areas of Spiral Mountain. Initially appearing to be just a mindless mechanical monstrosity, he turns out to be highly intelligent, and as cruel as he is efficient.

  • Awesome McCoolname: Both of his names qualify. His original "Mugendramon" is derived from the Japanese word for Infinity and Dragon, while Machinedramon replaces Infinity with Machine.
  • Ax-Crazy:
    • Played straight in the dub; Despite his Creepy Monotone voice, he's no less unstable and insane than Puppetmon and Piedmon and some of his lines outright state he enjoys what he does. He also sometimes gets a little carried away. During the final battle with him, he started firing randomly in all directions despite the fact he'd already knocked out the Digimon attacking him, leveling a large part of the city.
      "Oh good, just what I was looking for — victims."
    • The Japanese version downplays this, by portraying him as a cold hearted and efficient robot. Downplayed and not subverted because Puppetmon states Machinedramon would agree with him about killing humanity slowly and one at a time rather than the quick wholesale slaughter MetalSeadramon wanted. Machinedramon doesn't argue.
  • The Berserker: Once he starts shooting, its really hard for him to stop. Justified because his main weapons are the (in the original Japanese) Infinity Cannons, which he can fire endlessly if he so desires.
  • Bad Boss: He constantly belittles his lackeys, and destroys the incompetent WaruMonzaemon.
  • BFG: He has a pair of them strapped to his back that are used for his Giga Cannon attack.
  • Black Eyes of Evil: On account of him not actually having any.
  • The Chessmaster: When he's not mindlessly destroying things, Machinedramon proves himself quite capable of outwitting Izzy and Tai.
  • City of Everywhere: His domain consists of buildings from every famous city: New York, Paris, Rome, you name it.
  • Creepy Monotone: Speaks very quietly despite his size.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Good lord! One of the biggest snarkers in the show. It frequently happens when his minions act stupid and considering that he's the least talkative of the Dark Masters, that's speaking volumes.
  • Delayed Reaction: WarGreymon dices him to pieces, but he doesn't realize it until he begins sliding apart.
  • Dub Name Change: From Mugendramon to Machinedramon.
  • Dynamic Entry: He likes bursting through things.
  • Evil Genius: Of the Dark Masters. Despite looking like a hulking brute, he is actually a great strategist and relies very much on computers and other technology.
  • Genius Bruiser: He's the largest of the Dark Masters with a massive amount of fire power, but also a skilled strategist.
  • Glowing Mechanical Eyes: In spite of his lack of eyes, sometimes his sockets flash.
  • Humongous Mecha: The second largest of the Dark Masters and taller than Zudomon.
  • Large and in Charge: He's roughly a little taller than MetalGreymon.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Surprisingly fast for his size.
  • Literally Shattered Lives: WarGreymon sliced him to pieces in the blink of an eye. It happened so fast that he didn't have time to react to his defeat before he disintegrated.
  • Macross Missile Massacre: One of his attacks in the PSP game.
  • Made of Iron: Even as far as Digimon go, he's pretty darn durable. WarGreymon only managed to destroy him by using a weapon that is designed to kill Dramon-type Digimon, which unfortunately for Machindramon, includes him.
  • Mechanical Lifeforms: He is a giant mechanical dragon.
  • Mix-and-Match Man: He is composed of Megadramon's helmet and right claw, MetalTyrannomon's jaw and chest circuits, two of MetalMamemon's Psycho Blasters, MetalGreymon's left claw and chest plates, and Andromon's shoulder pads. Wow.
  • No-Nonsense Nemesis: As sadistic as he was, Machinedramon did not hesitate to immediately start leveling the city once the children were masking their location.
  • Not Quite Dead: Unlike the other Dark Masters, his data survives long enough to merge with a Kimeramon to form Milleniumon. Note that despite being canon, it's never shown in the TV series and instead kicks off the plot of the Wonderswan game series starring Ryo.
  • Our Dragons Are Different: A large, wingless mechanical dragon. This also meant he was vulnerable to WarGreymon's weapons.
  • Out of the Inferno: Shrugging off Meteor Wing, Hand of Faith, Celestial Arrow, and Lightning Blade.
  • Soft-Spoken Sadist: Never raises his voice beyond a cold, raspy whisper even when he's promising to kill someone in the most painful way he can. Puppetmon implies he's preference for wiping out humanity is slow and sadistic, in contrast to the pragmatic MetalSeadramon who wants to just do it as quickly as possible and be done with it.
  • There Is No Kill Like Overkill: Annoyed when he loses the ability to track Tai and Izzy through Izzy's laptop, he orders his minions to just blow up everything. Even they think his scorched earth tactics are a bit much.

Piedmon (Piemon)
Voiced by:
Japanese: Chikao Ohtsuka
English: Derek Stephen Prince
Spanish: Benjamín Rivera (Latin America), Rais David Báscones (Spain)

"How delightfully entertaining this is! I always get so excited before tragedy strikes!"

The final and strongest Dark Master and the leader of the quartet, he rules over the rest of Spiral Mountain, which consists of portions of the Digital World corrupted and rendered barren by darkness. A clown with vast magical abilities, his demeanor is not too dissimilar to The Joker.

  • A Glass of Chianti: Comments how Machinedramon lacks of feelings and is the perfect killing machine while he gleefully enjoys a glass of wine.
  • Advancing Boss of Doom: He chases the group through his castle, gradually turning more and more of them into keychains until only TK, Kari, and Patamon are left. He would have won had the three not taken a leap of faith off of a balcony, triggering Patamon's evolution into MagnaAngemon.
  • Asshole Victim: At the end of "Piedmon's Last Jest", he is thrust into MagnaAngemon's Gate of Destiny, effectively leaving him trapped in an endless void forever. Though considering that like Puppetmon and Machinedramon, that he is a sadistic, murderous, villainous tyrant who caused a lot of terror and pain in the Digital World he will not be missed.
  • Ax-Crazy: Not on Puppetmon's level, but still utterly psychopathic. The novelization takes this Up to Eleven; the keychain schtick from the anime is excised, and he instead pulls a chainsaw on WarGreymon, then attempts to saw his legs off.
  • Baleful Polymorph: His special ability is a white cloth that turns his victims into keychains.
  • Brief Accent Imitation: "Hello, my name is Izzy and I'm very smart, although I didn't know how to stop me and my friends from being made into keychains! - Ha, ha! I love a good puppet show!"
  • Circus of Fear: Part of his lair.
  • Cool Mask: he wears a half black, half white mask.
  • Cool Sword: Four of them, which he hurls at his opponent during his Trump Sword attack.
  • Curbstomp Battle: The first two fights with him. WarGreymon and MetalGarurumon both face him and get flattened in seconds. WarGreymon faces him alone at first after the other Dark Masters are defeated and even though he doesn't get one-shot, still proves no match for him on his own.
  • Dance Battler: His fighting style gives off this vibe.
  • Deliberately Monochrome: His domain is purposefully portrayed as such.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: Seems to be the ultimate villain of the series, but he turns out to just be The Dragon to the true Big Bad.
  • Dragged Off to Hell: His ultimate fate. Sucked into MagnaAngemon's Gate of Destiny attack, which depending on the translation sends its target to Subspace or literal actual Hell.
  • The Dragon: He's the first lieutenant of the God of Evil Apocalymon, as a result of the latter being revealed as The Man Behind the Man.
  • Evil Is Not Well-Lit: Leads the Dark Area of Spiral Mountain.
  • Evil Old Folks: In the original Japanese version (especially the novel), he talks in a speech style distinctive of old people.
  • Evil Sorceror: His attacks mirror magic tricks performed by jesters, and he is the last enemy faced by the Chosen Children before Apocalymon reveals itself.
  • Evil Sounds Raspy: In the Japanese version, he has a low, raspy-sounding voice.
  • Fate Worse than Death: Was thrown into MagnaAngemon's Gate of Destiny. While the show is rather vague on his true fate, other material says this move banishes its victim to subspace, where there is no escape. Considering Digimon are immortal barred being killed outright, this might cross over into And I Must Scream.
  • Famous Last Words: "Most impressive! Trump Sword!"
  • Large Ham: Mainly in the dub; he frequently talks about the war against the Digi-Destined as if it were a stage production. Not that it makes him any less terrifying.
  • Laughably Evil: Despite being a sadistic monster, he is also very amusing.
  • Lean and Mean: He's thin as a rail and one of the most cruel villains of the whole series.
  • Living Doll Collector: He turns almost everyone into keychains, and cracks jokes about how he's Gotta Catch Them All.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Red eyed and loves turning people into keychains.
  • Ring of Fire: Used one on MetalGarurumon.
  • Rocks Fall, Everyone Dies:
    Piedmon: Once upon a time there were these Digi-Destined. And then Piedmon destroyed them all. The end.
    Izzy: No offense to your storytelling skills, but I'd like it better if your ending were different.
  • Shipper on Deck: Towards T.K. and Kari, though he's mostly just doing it to taunt and menace them as opposed to actually rooting for them to get together.
    Piedmon: Looks like you two are falling for each other!
  • Sinister Surveillance: His hi-tech telescope.
  • The Blade Always Lands Pointy End In: Again, his Trump Sword attack. He managed to non-lethally pin Angewomon to a wall by throwing his swords at her wings.
  • There Was a Door: While chasing T.K. and Kari, he obliterates a door instead of just opening it, apparently solely to make a dramatic entrance. In the dub, he even lampshades this:
    "I must quit this, it costs me a fortune in new doors."
  • Throwing Your Sword Always Works: He throws his swords more often than actually fighting with them.
  • Villain Forgot to Level Grind: While all four Dark Masters get hit with this to some degree, he got it the worst. In his first appearence, he gives the two DigiDestined Megas a Curbstomp Battle, taking them both out in one hit. Then he saves himself for last and WarGreymon by himself manages to score several effective hits on him and together the same two Megas he took out in one hit before come close to beating him, forcing him to turn them into keychains to avoid getting beaten. To drive the point further home, even their Ultimate level Digimon are able to put up a decent fight with him by that point. It's not that he got weaker, he's just as strong as before but they got tougher fighting the other three Dark Masters and their forces, catching up with him.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: One of his powers, though he only displays it once, appearing to the DigiDestined as a non-Monster Clown.

Voiced by:
Japanese: Chikao Ohtsuka
English: Paul St. Peter
Spanish: Jesse Conde (Latin America), Jorge Teixeira (Spain)

"Are you repulsed by my appearance?"

A monstrous being that exists in a dark void outside the Digital World, he is kept at bay by a barrier known as the Wall of Fire. The physical manifestation of the anger, envy and resentment felt by early Digimon who died off due to their inability to adapt and Digivolve, his immense power spawned most of the evil in the Digital World, and is the cause of the time discrepancy between it and the Earth. He's called Apokarymon in the Japanese dub.

  • Cyborg: Has an organic, humanoid body fused with a mechanical device.
  • Dark Is Evil: Dressed completely in black, which is also the color of the device he rides in, and the literal embodiment of extinction.
  • Death by Irony: Or Failure by Irony. The final attack of the souls of Digimon who failed to Digivolve was stopped by the DigiDestineds' Digivices, the very thing that allows Digivolution.
  • Diabolus ex Nihilo: The only foreshadowing of his existence comes in the episode prior to his actual debut.
  • Dimension Lord: Apocalymon lives in a dimension parallel both to the Digital World and Earth. It wishes to plunge both realms into his own out of rage for being unable to be part of either.
  • Earth-Shattering Kaboom: Total Annihilation, a suicide attack which is implied to be powerful enough to destroy all dimensions... yet can be contained by a small barrier created by the Digivices.
  • Eldritch Abomination: His mere presence caused the Digital World to warp in space and time, and the Dark Masters to be spawned.
  • Enemy to All Living Things: Bears a huge grudge against the Digimon that managed to evolve, given that it is an amalgamation of the souls of those who failed to go through such process.
  • Evil Laugh: The dub gives him a goofy one, which gets lampshaded.
    "Wait a minute, what am I laughing at? I'm supposed to be depressed!"
  • Famous Last Words: "Well, I may be beaten, but I won't go down that easily. I'll take you and both worlds with me! You still haven't seen my ultimate attack - Total Annihilation!"
  • Faux Affably Evil: In the few minutes of screentime it has, it manages to build itself as a tragic figure, given that it personifies the sorrow and despair of the Digimon that went extinct. Still an Omnicidal Maniac, though.
  • Femme Fatalons: Nevermind that he's pretty much male. Memorably, he dug them into his own shoulders to emphasise the point about the pain he endured to become what he is.
  • Final Boss: The final villain of Adventure 01.
  • Final-Exam Boss: He has all of the previous villains' abilities and his design has references to the main villains of each previous arc. He has claws and Creepily Long Arms like Devimon, a cape and fangs like Myotismon, his overall body type references Etemon Chaos and his mask has a similar shape to Piedmon. In the Japanese version he shares a voice actor with Piedmon.
  • Final Boss, New Dimension: Once Spiral Mountain disappears, the Digi-Destined are pulled into Apocalymon's own realm of darkness.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: When using Darkness Zone.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Not so much as mentioned until the third-last episode, but he's responsible nonetheless for everything evil in the Adventure universe... as long as you disregard the supplementary material that establishes Millenniummon as an even bigger greater scope villain, that is.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: His motivation is that he envies those who get to enjoy life while he was stuck in a world of darkness, as well as Digimon who were able to successfully Digivolve while the Digimon whose data composes him died in the process.
  • Grew Beyond Their Programming: He's made up of bits and pieces of extinct Digimon. He's junk data that's attained sentience and form.
  • Healing Factor: His shoulders heal instantly after he rips them open.
  • Humanoid Abomination: A vaguely humanoid torso and head attached to a giant life support system, essentially. The destruction of the organic part kills Apocalymon, but not quickly enough to stop it from unleashing a final attack.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: In the novelization, he devours Piemon's data.
  • I Am Legion: Apocalymon was formed from Digimon who failed to evolve and refers to itself as "We" in the Japanese version.
  • Large Ham: In both, but the dub really ups the level of ham.
  • Laughably Evil: The Japanese version treated Apocalymon as a disturbing and serious villain, but the English dub made his dialogue much goofier, to the point of diminishing his impact as the final enemy.
  • Lean and Mean: His humanoid upper body is very thin, with structures that resemble ribcages, possibly to reference the Digimon who died of famine.
  • Mind Hive: Implied by him referring to himself in the plural in most version, and ghostly entities leak out of him as he dies. The dub's Large Ham interpretation of him can even be read as the myriad extinct Digimon that comprise him all jockeying for control of the gestalt monster they've become, leaving Apocalymon himself an unstable maniac who swings between different states of mind at the drop of a hat.
  • Mother of a Thousand Young: He spawned most of the evil in the Digital World.
  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous: Touch of Evil, which spawns dozens of Devimon claws.
  • The Power of Hate: Apocalymon was born from and runs on the hatred of Digimon who died out because they failed to evolve.
  • Psycho Electro: He knocks everyone back with an electric blast, and radiates electricity.
  • Rhymes on a Dime: "I'll take these children and use their fear to make them digital and disappear!"
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: He's kept in his little pocket universe by the Wall of Fire.
  • Self-Harm: Apocalymon illustrates the pain of its existence by clawing its own shoulders and ripping them apart.
  • Senseless Sacrifice: Thanks to the Digivices containing the blast, all his Total Annihilation attack did was destroy himself.
  • Silence, You Fool!: "Silence! Who's the one telling this story anyway, me or you?"
  • Sinister Geometry: His main body is attached to a dodecahedron.
  • Status-Buff Dispel: Apocalymon can reverse the evolution of the Chosen Children's Digimon. It then proceeds to destroy their physical crests, apparently cancelling their ability to evolve for good.
  • Suicidal Cosmic Temper Tantrum: After being overpowered by the Digi-Destined on top of his anguish, Apocalymon decides to wipe out everything with his Total Annihilation attack.
  • Take Over the World: "I will rule the world, and plunge it into darkness, so I won't have to be alone anymore in my misery!"
  • Taking You with Me: Attempted to take both worlds out with him by using Total Annihilation.
  • This Cannot Be!: His reaction to the DigiDestined reassembling themselves from data and allowing their Digimon to Digivolve to their final forms without their crests, thanks to Heroic Resolve.
  • Too Many Belts: Like Devimon, Apocalymon's humanoid arms are bound in brown leather belts.
  • True Final Boss: He arrives just after the Dark Masters were defeated, proving to be the real endgame.
  • Ultimate Evil: Self-proclaimed example.
  • Voice of the Legion: Subverted in the Japanese version, his voice sounds relatively normal however use uses "We" whenever he refers to himself as he is supposed to be the combined feelings of Digimon that died off when they could not Digivolve.
  • Was Once a Man: The arabic dub hints at him being a mad designer who insisted beyond reason that his revolutionary ideas were for the better. Imprisoned in the corrupted data zone, his will was so strong that he persevered, twisted into his present form and more determined than ever to apply his vision.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: An amalgamation of all Digimon rejected from the evolutionary chain.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Not only that, he goes for the three girls first, actually.
  • Would Hurt a Child: He goes for the kids first before their Digimon.
  • Year Inside, Hour Outside: His existence caused this for the Digital World and Earth.
  • Zipperiffic: It looks like his arms are attached to his body by some.

Voiced by:
English: Paul St. Peter, Brianne Sidall (Kuramon)
Spanish: Francisco Andrés Valdivia (Spain)

A Y2K bug-inspired Digimon, and the antagonist of the film Our War Game. Spawned from a viral, internet-based Digi-Egg, Diaboromon came close to wiping out the DigiDestined and sparking World War III when he hacked into the Pentagon and launched nuclear warheads, though he was thankfully stopped Just in Time when WarGreymon and MetalGarurumon combined to form Omnimon.

Unfortunately, he just barely survived, and laid low until resurfacing years later in Revenge of Diaboromon. Creating millions of Kuramon out of bits of his data, he sent them to Earth through emails, and after being destroyed once again by Omnimon, resurrected himself on Earth by having the little blobs join together in Tokyo Harbor to form his alternate Mega - Armageddemon. Easily thrashing both Omnimon and Imperialdramon, it looked like Armageddemon would live up to his name and cause The End of the World as We Know It, only for his opponents to combine their power and fatally wound him. Armageddemon broke apart into a swarm of Kuramon, who were transported back online (where they were presumably deleted) by awed civilians' cellphones, made into gateways by the Digivices.

When it was released in English as apart of Digimon: The Movie, Our War Game and the unrelated Hurricane Touchdown/Supreme Evolution! The Golden Digimentals were connected by having Willis be the one who created Diaboromon's egg. They also had the viral entity that corrupted Willis's partner Kokomon be the same one that was responsible for Diaboromon.

His Digivolutions are as follows:

  • Fresh: Kuramon, a grayish-blue blob with a single red eye.
  • In-Training: Tsumemon; still a cyclops blob, except now with antennae and claws.
  • Rookie: Keramon, a maniacal insect-squid with flimsy hands, and lots of tentacles.
  • Champion: Chrysalimon, a cocoon shaped form with spiked tentacles (never directly seen, but officially stated to be the adult stage for this line and individual)
  • Ultimate: Infermon, an arachnid with retractable limbs, and an impenetrable shell.
  • Mega: Diaboromon (Diablomon), his main form.
  • Alternate Mega: Armageddemon, a Kaiju-sized, vaguely reptilian and multi-legged abomination.

  • Adaptational Backstory Change: Japanese Diablomon is basically the Digimon universe equivalent of the Y2K bug. Diaboromon on the other hand was a digi-egg programmed by Wallace that was infected by a computer virus. To complicate things further, in the videogames Diablomon was a creation of Millenniummon, designed to lure Ryo (yes, that Ryo) back into the Digital World.
  • Adaptational Villainy: Diablomon was at least a childish, near-mindless bug. Diaboromon is a cunning and actively malicious cracker who takes an almost sadistic delight in tormenting the DigiDestined, cackling all the way. Once he's fed up with them interfering he tries to kill them with a nuke. Even his Japanese Madness Mantra gets this as instead of being that, it's Infermon personally taunting Izzy and Tai about how he's gunning for the telephone company they use to connect to the internet.
  • Added Alliterative Appeal: All his attacks; Bug Blaster, Spider Shooter, Cable Crusher, Web Wrecker, Destiny Destroyer.
  • Back from the Dead: The last installment of tri mentions that the Digital World's Reboot revived him along with every other Digimon. Nothing ends up coming of it however.
  • Beam Spam: His strategy to counter the kids' interference was to multiply himself and shower their Digimon with projectiles.
  • Big Creepy-Crawlies: His Baby and Child forms resemble larvas, while the Perfect and Ultimate evolutions are arachnid in appearance. While not seen in the Adventure continuity, his Adult stage resembles a chrysalis.
  • Big Eater: "I'm hungry!" he says before he begins eating the Internet.
  • Breath Weapon: Keramon's Bug Blaster, Infermon's Spider Shooter, and Armageddemon's Destiny Destroyer.
  • Catastrophic Countdown: He sets up a timer on Taichi's computer screen. When it hits zero, a nuclear bomb will wipe his neighborhood off the map. To stop it, the Chosen Children have to figure out which Diablomon clone holds the literal clock that controls the bomb's activation mechanism, and destroy him.
  • Chest Blaster: Diaboromon's Web Wrecker is fired from the hole on his chest.
  • Combat Pragmatist: In both versions, he's one of the few villains in the entire series to gun for the Digimon while they're Digivolving. In Our War Game it's because Diablomon is crazed and has an "Attack! Attack! Attack!" mentality. In the dub, it's because Diaboromon's cunning enough to take advantage of his opponent being open for so long.
  • The Cracker: Especially as Infermon, who war-dials the entire country of Japan. In the dub, he's doing this to search for Willis, and tying up the children is a happy accident.
  • Creating Life Is Bad: Dub only. The English version of the movie has Willis state that he created a Digimon that got infected by a computer virus and eventually become this thing.
  • Cut Phone Lines: "Look at the address! He's at the telephone company taking over all the phone lines! If we lose our phone connection, we're finished! It's the only way we have access to the internet!"
  • Do Not Adjust Your Set: Infermon appears on screens and monitors all over Japan.
  • Doppelgänger Attack: Over 75,000 Diablomon are produced when the original one sets his plan to exterminate the Chosen Children in motion.
  • Dueling Hackers: Our war Game is essentially this between him and Izzy, with the former trying to find a way to keep the children and their Digimon away from the internet, while the latter is searching for a way to delete the villain.
  • Dumbass No More: In Revenge of Diablomon, there's a very brief moment where Diablomon actually plays Omegamon very neatly, sacrificing a chunk of his Kuramon to detonate the Garuru Cannonfire from a distance, leaving him safe and unharmed. Diablomon's learned. In the dub it's worse since Diaboromon was already smart and has just proven that he remembers Omnimon kicking his ass the first time around.
  • Four-Legged Insect: The arachnid-based Infermon has only six legs.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: While the circumstances of Kuramon's birth are actually quite notable, Kuramon itself is generally harmless. Then it jumps to its In-Training level and the havoc starts.
  • "Get Back Here!" Boss: After Omegamon obliterates all of his clones save one, he starts jumping around the arena at high speed, hoping to stall long enough for the nuclear missile to reach its target.
  • Giggling Villain: The only sound he makes in the Japanese version is a high-pitched chuckle.
  • Guttural Growler: Diaboromon's English voice is very gravely compared to his other forms.
  • Horned Humanoid: Diaboromon, fitting with his Satan theme.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: It's implied in the dub that at least some part of Diaboromon wants to reverse his viral corruption and become the Digimon that Willis initially was cultivating.
    Diaboromon: (menacingly chuckles) Go back to the beginning...
  • It Can Think: Despite being born from a pile of bugs, Diablomon is probably the most savvy enemy in the original series. He tricks Kabuterimon and Greymon by skipping his adult form while evolving, breaks WarGreymon's weapons at the start of their fight and doesn't even attempt to attack Omegamon, as he knows he can win simply by stalling long enough for a nuclear missile to destroy Taichi's neighborhood.
  • Lean and Mean: All of his forms are skinny with spindly limbs and pure evil.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Every stage of Diaboromon's digivolutions is tough and fast. Out of all of his forms, Infermon is the one who takes the best advantage of the line's shared blistering speed due to his heavy armor.
  • Madness Mantra: "Don't interfere!" Spoken by thousands of Diaboromon. In the Japanese version, there's also "hello hello hello hello hello hello hello hello hello..."
  • Millennium Bug: The entire joke behind his character. He is the Digimon world's equivalent to this real life glitch.
  • Mix-and-Match Critters: Armageddemon looks kind of like a combination of an insect and a crocodile.
  • Mobile Menace: It takes him only a few seconds to use the web to travel from Japan to America. Fittingly, this high processing speed means he's also terrifyingly fast in combat.
  • Monster Progenitor: The millions of Kuramon, made from a miniscule amount of his data, in Revenge of Diaboromon.
  • My Death Is Just the Beginning: Diaboromon's destruction in Revenge of Diaboromon activated the Kuramon's true objective - forming Armageddemon in the Real World.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: "Diaboromon" is a romanization of "Diablomon" ("diablo" is Spanish for "devil"). His other forms include "Armageddemon" (as in, "Armageddon") and "Infermon" (as in, "infernal").
  • Not Quite Dead: The original Diaboromon makes a return in the fourth movie, the aptly titled Revenge of Diaboromon.
  • Nuke 'em: He tries to kill off the DigiDestined by hacking into the Pentagon and firing a nuclear missile to strike Japan.
  • Retractable Appendages: Infermon's legs and head can retract into his body.
  • Rubber Man: Diaboromon's Cable Crusher, which stretches his arms out to attack.
  • Rule of Symbolism: The very final battle of the original series takes place against Armageddemon.
  • Satanic Archetype: Diaboromon is a romanization of Diablomon, and his other names like Infermon and Armageddemon are all dead giveaways that he's basically supposed to be Digimon Satan.
  • Shoulders of Doom: Diaboromon. See those hatches in his shoulder plates? Each of those actually deploys a hidden arm for a total of six (so, really, Diaboromon has eight arms). You can see him using all of them in Tag Tamers.
  • Slasher Smile: Keramon almost constantly wears a wicked smile.
  • Sphere of Power: Resides in one in Revenge of Diaboromon.
  • Wave of Babies: He surrounds himself with an army of his baby form, Kuramon, in Revenge of Diaboromon. They end up being integral to his main objective of evolving past his Ultimate form.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: One that only becomes apparent in the final battle, his Super Speed relies on his internet connection. Usually since he's connected directly to the net his speed is unaffected, but Izzy ends up forwarding thousands of emails his way in a sort of DDoS attack to vastly slow his processing speed to a crawl as it handles the sudden influx of data and allow Omnimon to strike the killing blow.
  • The Worm That Walks: Armageddemon is a Kaiju made up of millions of Kuramon.
  • Wrecked Weapon: Destroys WarGreymon's Dramon Killers, reducing his attack power.
  • X-Ray Sparks: Keramon being electrocuted by Tentomon's Super Shocker.


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