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The Warriors

  • All There in the Manual: Tommy, Zoe, J.P. and Koichi all have Advance Hybrids, which are supposed to be Mega-equivalent, but they don't get the power to use them in the show.
  • Color-Coded Characters
    • Takuya - Red.
    • Koji - Blue, sometimes White.
    • Zoe - Pink.
    • J.P. - Yellow Digivice but green transformation sequence.
    • Tommy - Green Digivice but yellow transformation sequence.
    • Koichi - Black Digivice but purple transformation sequence.
  • Elemental Powers: Each of them holds the spirit of a Legendary Warrior who represents one of ten elements.
  • Friendless Background: If there's a theme to their combined story-arcs, it's "overcoming loneliness". Nearly all of them are eventually revealed to have this in common, though in different flavors.
    • Izumi is the Newcomer, whose classmates see her as prissy and stuck-up.
    • Junpei is Incompetent and shallow, too focused on being "cool" to ever make a real friend.
    • Tomoki, while not Homeschooled, is sheltered by his parents to the point of being immature, which evokes ire in his older brother and makes him an easy target for bullies.
    • Kouji is the Loner, natch.
    • And Kouichi is implied to be shy on top of feeling deliberately ostracized from one half of his family.
    • Only Takuya is never out-right stated to be lonely or friendless in any way, since his story is more about learning to take responsibility for others' sake. But his social circle outside of the Warriors is never mentioned either, so it may still be implied.
  • Jumped at the Call: Literally. It's the thing that defines them in comparison to previous teams. Everyone except Kouichi chose to follow the instructions that lead them to the Digital World and then, after the spirits chose them back, repeatedly committed to following the quest through despite multiple opportunities to go home. Even Tomoki, who was forced onto a train by bullies, ultimately chose to stay.
  • Sigil Spam: Takuya has it the most, but all of them except Kouichi have stylized versions of the kanji for their respective elements somewhere on at least one of their Digimon forms.
  • The Team: Strong individually, the gang really shines when they work together, epitomized in the finale when they combine all 20 spirits into Susanoomon.
  • True Companions: By the end, they've got arguably the strongest team bond in the franchise, since no Digimon partner sounding boards means less going off on their own to solve personal issues (despite Kouji's best efforts) and more working through their problems together as a team. Susanoomon can be seen as the ultimate embodiment of their friendship, and that power even proves strong enough to save Kouichi's life in the final episode.

Takuya Kanbara

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Takuya begins the series as a typical "goggle boy", (only he wears a hat underneath his gray and square goggles)—energetic and athletic, but tending to act without thinking and very stubborn. He has a strong sense of justice, and tries to use his power to do what he believes is right. His Spirits are the reincarnations of AncientGreymon, Warrior of Flame.

His Spirit Evolutions are as follows:

  • Rookie: Flamemon, a small humanoid with goat-like features and red hair. He temporarily becomes this form for an episode in the Real World.
  • Human Hybrid: Agunimon (Agnimon), a demon man Digimon. He resembles a human wearing dragon armor that is reminiscent of Greymon.
  • Beast Hybrid: BurningGreymon (Vritramon), A demon dragon Digimon. A vaguely humanoid dragon with an Arm Cannon on each wrist.
  • Advance Hybrid: Aldamon (Ardhamon), a demon man Digimon. Basically, Agunimon's head and hands on BurningGreymon's body.
  • Zeta Hybrid: EmperorGreymon (KaiserGreymon), A dragon warrior Digimon. More or less a heavily armored WarGreymon with a huge sword that doubles as a crossbow.

Voiced by: Junko Takeuchi (JP), Michael Reisz (EN), Dave Wittenberg (EN) (as EmperorGreymon and in The Movie), Carmen Podio (Spain), Daniela Benítez (Latin America)

  • Arm Cannon: He has the arm-mounted variety as BurningGreymon and Aldamon.
  • Anime Hair: His Agunimon and Aldamon forms have a pretty ridiculous hairstyle.
  • The Berserker: When he first gets his beast spirit. From his perspective, the others appear to be monsters.
  • BFS: EmperorGreymon's sword, which also acts as a BFG (Dragonfire Crossbow) and a fire attack (Pyro Dragons).
  • Big Brother Instinct: He has a little brother called Shinya, but they apparently don't get along. Tommy is around Shinya's age, which leads to Takuya becoming protective of him as early as the first episode, where he promises he'll take him home. Takuya's relationship with Tommy also results in him valuing Shinya more.
  • Cool Sword: Wields one as EmperorGreymon. It has the power to manipulate flames and even doubles as a BFG when used to fire his Dragon Fire Crossbow.
  • Dragon Knight: One of his most powerful forms, EmperorGreymon, fits this trope to a T wearing a full set of armor, being draconic in appearance and wielding dragon themed abilities.
  • Elemental Punch: A fire-based one as Agunimon. He uses a similar attack as Aldamon to finish off Mercurymon.
  • Expy: His actions, personality, goggles and role are of the Tai trademark. Some of his evolutions are expies of Greymon and his evolutions, with EmperorGreymon's design being basically a more heavily-armored WarGreymon with a sword and Vritramon being renamed BurningGreymon in the dub to drive home the reference. To complete it all, Takuya even has a character arc very similar to Tai's: starts out as a hotheaded Idiot Hero, he then has a close brush with death and learns to think, becoming an effective leader in the process, and once loses control as BurningGreymon just like Tai lost control of Skullgreymon.
  • Facial Markings: Both Agunimon and Aldamon have two red stripes on either cheek and they appear on Susanoomon.
  • Fiery Salamander:
    • His Spirits inherited the will of AncientGreymon, the draconic Flame warrior who passed on his powers to all dragon Digimon. The Spirits are thus based on dragons and are fire elementals.
    • His Image Song is "Salamander".
    • Invoked with Agunimon's attacks in the Japanese version: Pyro Punch is Burning Salamander and Pyro Tornado is Salamander Break.
  • Goggles Do Nothing: Yet again. But he does use them properly.
  • Gold Makes Everything Shiny: All of his Digimon forms use it as a secondary color scheme for their armor.
  • Law of Chromatic Superiority: His primary color is red, and fittingly, he's one of the stronger members of the team.
  • Leitmotif: "Honoo no Theme", which translates to "Theme of Flame"; it's an instrumental rendition of his Image Song.
  • Lethal Chef: Takuya is one, along with Koji when both of them tried to make burgers. But due to their lack of cooking experience, well, Bokomon and Neemon suffered.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Mixes this with Jack-of-All-Stats. He hits pretty hard (not quite as hard as J.P.'s evolutions, at least compared level to level) and he's surprisingly mobile and agile (though he's not as fast as Koji).
  • Meaningful Name: Most of his Digimon forms are named after appropriate Hindu mythology figures. Agnimon is named after the fire god Agni. Vritramon is named after the evil serpent Vritra, who is associated with drought. Ardhamon is named after Ardhanarishvara, who's depicted as having two different halves, so the name is suitable for a Digimon that's a result of fusion.
  • Mighty Roar: When Takuya is still struggling to gain control of BurningGreymon, the Beast Spirit was prone to letting out Godzilla-type roars. Even after he establishes control, Vritramon does a lot of screaming.
  • Mix-and-Match Critters:
    • His Aldamon form is a mix of Agunimon and BurningGreymon.
    • Agunimon's original self, AncientGreymon, is a quadrupedal BurningGreymon with Agunimon's leg armor on the forelegs.
  • Morphic Resonance: EmperorGreymon's helmet has a metallic version of the horns from Agunimon's mask in the equivalent locations (right next to the eyes). In both forms, it's a Call-Back to WarGreymon. In addition, Susanoomon has Agunimon's belt buckle, though the buckle has a different symbol on it. It's from MagnaGarurumon, but it's the right color, the same shape and in the same place. Agunimon's facial markings also appear on Susanoomon along with the blue eyes of Takuya's Digimon forms.
  • Nice Guy: Underneath all his bravado and hot head nature, Takuya actually shows himself to be a pretty nice guy on a number of occasions, particularly shown in his attitudes towards both Tommy and Zoe.
  • Not a Game: Takuya eventually realizes that he must put more effort into his responsibilities as a legendary warrior, and make a greater effort to safeguard the lives of his friends.
  • Our Demons Are Different: Agunimon and Aldamon are demon man Digimon.
  • Our Dragons Are Different: BurningGreymon is based on Vritra, an evil dragon in Vedic folklore. Aldamon carries some of these features.
  • Personality Powers: The wielder of the powers of the Warrior of Flame is appropriately a hothead who'd rather jump before thinking.
  • Playing with Fire: He's the Legendary Warrior of Fire.
  • Protagonist Power-Up Privileges: To an even greater degree than the first two seasons. He gets access to two power levels that most of the team doesn't instead of just one like Agumon and Veemon.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: When he absorbs his Beast Spirit, he transforms into BurningGreymon and has no control of that form, causing him to go into a berserk rage. While in that state, his eyes are red. They revert to the blue eyes that all of Takuya's Digimon forms have after he calms down.
  • Shaping Your Attacks: EmperorGreymon's Pyro Dragons attack uses several streamers of fire in the shape of dragon heads.
  • Ship Tease: Zoe and him do a sort of flirting-while-denying it thing throughout the series, and an episode right near the end all but outright states that they like each other (and in that way, no matter Takuya's protests).
  • Sigil Spam: All of his Digimon forms except BurningGreymon have a stylized fire kanji somewhere on their person. EmperorGreymon has two on his chestplate.
  • Spam Attack: BurningGreymon's Pyro Barrage and Aldamon's Atomic Inferno which involves peppering the opponent with fireballs until they relent.
  • Story-Breaker Power: Like Koji, he gets a Zeta Hybrid (the equivalent of a second evolution Mega, like Omnimon or Gallantmon Crimson mode). EmperorGreymon is second only to Susanoomon as far as our heroes' Digimon goes and perhaps third strongest in the series after he proves his superiority over Dynasmon.
  • This Is Unforgivable!: Takuya immediately flies into the mode of this trope in the third-to-last episode when Lucemon absorbs Koichi's data following his sacrifice, announcing that he has gone too far, after which both he and Koji combine all the spirits at once into Susanoomon.
  • Tornado Move: Pyro Tornado.
  • Wreathed in Flames: Agunimon's Pyro Tornado and BurningGreymon's Wildfire Tsunami.

Kouji Minamoto (Minamoto Koji)

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Koji starts the series as the group loner - a kid who wanted friends, but always tried not to get too attached because he believed they'd always go their separate ways eventually. He showed up to help the other DigiDestined from time to time, and then eventually joins the group permanently. He often distances himself from the others, refusing to let anyone get too close to him. His Spirits are the reincarnations of AncientGarurumon, Warrior of Light.

His Spirit Evolutions are as follows:

  • Human Hybrid: Lobomon (Wolfmon), a warrior Digimon. His appearance is that of a human wearing wolf themed armor that vaguely resembles Garurumon.
  • Beast Hybrid: KendoGarurumon (Garmmon), A cyborg Digimon. A robotic wolf with wings and roller skates. Strongly resembles MetalGarurumon.
  • Advance Hybrid: Beowulfmon, a warrior Digimon. Basically, Lobomon wearing parts of KendoGarurumon as armor and weapons.
  • Zeta Hybrid: MagnaGarurumon, A cyborg Digimon. A humanoid wolf wearing heavy armor and artillery.
Voiced by: Hiroshi Kamiya (JP), Steve Staley (EN), Inés Blázquez (Spain), Jesús Barrero (Latin America)

  • Aloof Ally: At first, he typically fights and travels on his own.
  • Animal Battle Aura: Beowulfmon's Frozen Hunter attack generates a wolf-shaped one.
  • Animal Motifs: Wolf.
  • Arm Cannon:
    • Lobomon's Howling Laser is one that is attached to his arm.
    • MagnaGarurumon has both varieties of this trope.
  • Badass Normal: Takes on a Raremon before getting his Human Spirit in the second episode.
  • BFG: MagnaGarurumon's entire right arm is a gun.
  • BFS: Beowulfmon's Beosabre.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Inverted. Sort of. He's younger, but Koji becomes very protective of his twin brother, Koichi, later on in the series.
  • Breath Weapon: KendoGarurumon's Lupine Laser.
  • Chest Blaster: Has two guns on his chest as MagnaGarurumon.
  • Debt Detester: He is bitter at first, because Takuya saves his life.
  • Dual Wielding: Lobomon's Lobo Kendo, a pair of beam sabers that can also be crossed together to launch a projectile attack.
  • Expy: Of Matt/Yamato, being an introspective loner whose Digimon forms are wolf-themed and two of them even have Garurumon in the name. His personal arc related to his twin brother is also similar to Matt's own one with T.K.
  • Eye Beams: Uses them twice during his fight with Karatenmon.
  • Gold Makes Everything Shiny: All of his Digimon forms except for Lobomon use it.
  • Gratuitous German: In the original version, all of Koji's evolutions have Germanic names and his attack names are in German.
  • Gratuitous Spanish: Wolfmon was renamed "Lobomon" in the US dub, where "lobo" means "wolf".
  • Heavenly Blue: Averted with MagnaGarurumon, who is blue, but has no connection to anything divine, though it's played straight with Susanoomon, who uses some of MagnaGarurumon's armor.
  • Image Song: "In the Blue".
  • Ineffectual Loner: Has a rotten personality at the beginning and largely preferred to act on his own.
  • The Lancer: To Takuya, moreso as the series goes on and especially in the final arc where the two of them do all the fighting.
  • Laser Blade: as Lobomon and MagnaGarurumon.
  • Leitmotif: "Hikari no Theme", which translates to "Theme of Light".
  • Lethal Chef: Like Takuya, he has barely any experience in cooking. Bokomon and Neemon were victims of his cooking.
  • Light 'em Up: As the Legendary Warrior of Light, almost all of his forms rely on light-based attacks.
  • Light Is Good: Although he is one of the few (if not the only) protagonist Digidestined associated with light that lacks any Holy connotations.
  • Loner-Turned-Friend: Koji preferred to go on his own while helping out the group here and there. He eventually joins their group.
  • Macross Missile Massacre: MagnaGarurumon's Magna Missiles attack involves firing a huge number of missiles at his target.
  • Melancholy Moon: His Image Song, "In the Blue", talks about his loneliness with the line, "I laugh / In the blue, blue moon" in the chorus.
  • Missing Mom: Koji has a photo of his mother on his desk and was told that she died when he was born (except she actually wasn't, and his father had lied to him). Like Juri, he has trouble getting along with his stepmother because of this. However, he eventually warms up to his stepmother, and even mentions that she is the only one he will call "Mom".
  • More Dakka: Again, MagnaGarurumon exemplifies this. His body is covered in guns.
  • Noble Wolf: All of his Digimon forms have lupine features and his element is light.
  • Non-Indicative Name:
    • KendoGarurumon doesn't really have anything to do with Kendo. Early promotional material for the dub named the character as BladeGarurumon, a name which made at least slightly more sense, before it was changed.
    • For that matter, Beowulfmon doesn't have a whole lot to do with Beowulf.
  • Protagonist Power-Up Privileges: To a greater degree than his counterparts in the first two seasons. Like Takuya, he gets two more power levels than the rest of the heroes.
  • Shaping Your Attacks: Beowulfmon's Frozen Hunter attack is shaped like a giant wolf made of light.
  • Shed Armor, Gain Speed: As MagnaGarurumon, he can only use Starburst Hunter (Starlight Velocity in the original) after removing his guns and armor.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: In a literal way. He wields the Light spirits, while Kouichi uses the Darkness spirits.
  • Spam Attack: As MagnaGarurumon, he can fire continuously until his ammo runs out.
  • Story-Breaker Power: Like Takuya, he gains the ultra-powerful Zeta Hybrid (equivalent to a second evolution Mega, like Omnimon or Gallantmon Crimson mode), although he's clearly not quite on Takuya's level.
  • Taking the Bullet: He does this for Takuya in a fight against Duskmon. Thankfully he survives and the revelation that Duskmon just almost murdered his brother sends him into a Villainous BSoD and essentially saves the group.
  • Theme Twin Naming: Koji has theme naming with his twin brother Koichi; Koji means "second light" and Koichi means "first light". It also shows that Koji is the younger twin.
  • Troubled, but Cute: We don't find out what's troubling him until the Duskmon arc, though.
  • White Wolves Are Special: His Digimon forms are based on wolves, and since his element is light, those forms are also mostly white/silver, appropriate for a Legendary Warrior.
  • Wolf Man: Lobomon appears as a humanoid wearing wolf armor.

Zoe Orimoto (Orimoto Izumi)

"I won't act like someone I'm not just so I can be popular."

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Zoe is the only girl in the group. She is very kind and while she fights, she does it to protect others and herself. As Ranamon put it, she's usually too nice to kill an enemy. Although, she does still have her tough side, and is not afraid of speaking her mind when she feels strongly about something. She is very good looking too, and all the guys have a crush on her, especially J.P. Her Spirits are the reincarnations of AncientKazemon, Warrior of Wind.

Her spirit evolutions are as follows:

  • Human Hybrid: Kazemon (Fairymon), a fairy Digimon. She is an attractive girl wearing purple armor with butterfly wings.
  • Beast Hybrid: Zephyrmon (Shutumon), A bird-man Digimon. Resembles a more mature looking Kazemon with more feral armor and large bird wings as well as an odd bird wing shaped haircut.
Voiced by: Sawa Ishige (JP), Michelle Ruff (EN), Marta Sáinz (Spain), Mireya Mendoza (Latin America)

  • Ass Kicks You: Fairymon’s Love Tap/Arido Anca is a flying hip bump.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Her outfit has this on display throughout the entire series and even carries over into her Digimon forms.
  • Big Eater: Incredibly, more than J.P. She even managed to win an eating competition as many shocked Digimon look on.
  • Blow You Away: She's the Legendary Warrior of Wind.
  • Brought Down to Normal: She loses her spirit to Grumblemon. J.P. gets it back for her later on.
  • Brutal Honesty: Izumi is very honest with her words. Unfortunately, it gives her classmates the impression that she's snobby.
  • But Not Too Foreign: Japanese, though grew up in Italy. She's still a blonde, but this is anime after all.
  • Catchphrase: "Commozione!", in Japan only.
  • Coy, Girlish Flirt Pose: Combined with an animated version of Say It with Hearts, to try and get help from a Trailmon, of all things. Which works. Takuya sweatdrops, while J.P. is in love. Later, she blows a kiss to all her teammates after saving them from Ranamon, which was shown with hearts in the background and her making a flirtatious pose.
  • Cute Monster Girl: Her "Beast" Spirit is much more human-looking than any of the guys and... really, really cute. Lampshaded; this really pisses off Calmaramon. In fact, all of her forms could count.
  • Designated Girl Fight: Frequently with Ranamon due to Ranamon specifically targeting her out of jealousy.
  • Distracted by the Sexy:
    • Her outfits as Kazemon and Zephyrmon both speak to this, as they consist of little more than boots and gloves over a bra, panties and garter straps. Kazemon's Love Tap attack is even meant to make her enemies fall in love with her to distract them.
    • There are some instances when this applies even when she's in her human form, primarily with J.P. Also, Takuya got distracted from his battle with Cherubimon daydreaming about being on a date with her after she offered him one.
  • Dude Magnet: Takuya, Koji, Koichi and J.P. have all shown some interest in her. Even Tommy has proven to have some feelings for her, as hearts shown in his eyes while blushing when she gave him a hug after she saved the guys from Ranamon. The HoneyBeemon and Toucanmon are both attracted to her as well.
  • Expy: Has traits of both Sora and Mimi (more of Mimi in personality, while more of Sora in her Digimon forms' attributes) from Adventure.
  • Facial Markings: A green stripe on either cheek and on either side of the forehead as Kazemon.
  • Fairy Sexy: Kazemon with her Stripperific outfit is basically a big fairy. In Japan, she's called Fairymon.
  • Faux Action Girl: Her regular spirit, Kazemon, one of the "legendary warriors", is probably the only main character Digimon in the entire franchise to lose right after evolving for the first time, having to be saved by an opportune Lobomon. Her beast spirit, Zephyrmon, is slightly more competent, but even then she only wins one battle by herself in the whole season, against the villain's token female character, of course.
  • Femme Fatale: At times, she even has used her good looks to bribe males into doing things for her, especially J.P.
  • Flight: She can fly while using either of her spirits.
  • Fragile Speedster: Her Digimon forms are both shown to be very agile and have more mobility than the others thanks to flight, but they're also lacking severely in the defense department and are prone to getting smacked around.
  • Friend to All Living Things: All the wild Digimon flock towards her rather than the guys because of her kindness and compassion. Particularly shown with the HoneyBeemon and Gomamon.
  • Gratuitous Foreign Language: Italian, in this case.
  • The Heroine: While Takuya is undoubtedly the Hero, her personality and actions are just about as heroic as his. She's the Heroine to Takuya's Hero, which strongly explains their initial disagreements. She is shown always to want to help others and keep everyone safe.
  • Image Song: "Kaze no Shizuku", which translates to "Wind Drops".
  • Kick Chick: Kazemon's fighting style is clearly inspired on Capoeira, with plenty of hip and leg-based attacks, including handstand kicks. Zephyrmon's isn't, as she has bird-like feet which are not adequate for kicking.
  • Leitmotif: "Kaze no Theme", which translates to "Theme of Wind".
  • Ms. Fanservice: Despite being only 11-12 years old, she is this in the Japanese dub. Her normal clothes are a sexy short skirt exposing her legs and short shirt that shows her midriff. One scene has her imagining herself in three different swimsuits, the bikini of which is referred onscreen to as "Sexy Dynamite". Played straight with her Digimon forms, Kazemon and Zephyrmon, as they look less like warriors and more like winged fashion models in skimpy lingerie. One of Kazemon's attacks is hitting things with her ass.
  • Nice Girl: Easily the kindest character in the show.
  • Nice Hat: Just like everybody else in the group save for J.P. and Koichi.
  • Ninja: Zephyrmon has shades of this, due to her wearing a Cool Mask and a Scarf Of Asskicking, and also for being a Fragile Speedster.
  • Oblivious to Love: Is the object of all the boys' affections. Doesn't seem to want anything out of it though, even with how obvious J.P. makes it. Only Takuya might be an exception.
  • One-Way Visor: As Kazemon.
  • Our Fairies Are Different: Her first spirit form is even called "Fairymon" in the Japanese version.
  • Razor Wind: Zephyrmon's Hurricane Gale attack.
  • Ship Tease: While she had a few ship teases with J.P. and Koji, she had the most with Takuya, and an episode near the end all but confirms the pairing as canon.
  • The Smurfette Principle: Unlike every other Digimon series, Zoe is the only female main character. The transforming-into-Digimon gimmick means she doesn't even have a partner to interact with.
  • Spin Attack: Kazemon's Tempest Twist and Hurricane Kick.
  • Stripperiffic: Both of her forms look like they're wearing Victoria's Secret underwear.
  • Taking the Bullet: The only reason why Tommy wasn't Brought Down to Normal before her is because she intercepts Grumblemon's attack.
  • Tornado Move: Zephyrmon is shown to be able to use one during the battle with IceDevimon, though it was only used to generate a whirlwind that was used in a combined attack with a small-scale Breath Weapon from Korikakumon.
  • Winged Humanoid: Both of her Digimon forms are this. Kazemon resembles a fairy but even her beast spirit, Zephyrmon, is very humanoid in appearance in contrast to everyone else's beast spirits, which are more monstrous.
  • Women Are Wiser: She claims that the reason she was able to control her beast spirit immediately is because she's a girl. The guys don't appear to buy this, but there is nothing to disprove it in-universe.

Tommy Himi (Himi Tomoki)

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Tommy is the youngest member of the group. He is always genuine in his feelings and looks up to Takuya Kanbara as his hero. As the series progresses, Tommy learns to stand up for himself, even fighting his own battles. His Spirits are the reincarnations of AncientMegatheriummon, Warrior of Ice.

His spirit evolutions are as follows:

  • Human Hybrid: Kumamon (Chakkumon), a beast man Digimon. A humanoid polar bear with green armor and a snowball cannon.
  • Beast Hybrid: Korikakumon (Blizzarmon), a beast Digimon. Resembles a large white yeti with spear-tipped dreadlocks and two huge axes.
Voiced by: Kumiko Watanabe (JP), Brianne Siddall (EN), Pilar Puebla (Spain), Azucena Martínez (Latin America)

  • Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: Korikakumon has earrings.
  • Added Alliterative Appeal: Kumamon's Blizard Blaster.
  • Animal Motifs: A Sloth and Bear.
  • An Axe to Grind: As Korikakumon these become his primary weapons. Also he has two.
  • Badass Adorable: As Kumamon, who is basically a teddy bear with a snowball launcher but is more than capable of fighting the forces of evil. Tommy himself also becomes this towards the end of the series once he learns to stand up for himself and not rely on others so much.
  • Badass Beard: The fur around Korikakumon's head forms one.
  • The Berserker: Downplayed the first time he uses his Beast Spirit. He managed to avoid completely losing it the way Takuya did, but he still seemed to really enjoy curbstomping Petaldramon.
  • Bigfoot, Sasquatch and Yeti: Korikakumon, an enormous, bear-like creature that dual wields axes and is completely naked save for his fur.
  • Blade Spam: Korikakumon's use of his dreadlocks as Combat Tentacles.
  • Breath Weapon: Kumamon's Crystal Breeze attack is an ice-based one. As Korikakumon, he uses what looks like a smaller-scale version of that ability to make one of Zephyrmon's attacks stronger when fighting IceDevimon.
  • Brought Down to Normal: He loses his spirit to Grumblemon and remains that way for a rather long time. Takuya gets it back for him later on.
  • Bully Magnet: He is bullied into the train to the Digital World by two older boys when we first meet him. It's indicated that it's due to him being Prone to Tears, and throughout the anime he becomes braver and even saves his two bullies from danger.
  • Character Development: We first see Tommy as a crybaby wanting nothing more than to go home. By the end of the series, he has turned into a brave little boy.
  • Combat Tentacles: Korikakumon uses his Braids of Barbarism this way and is able to either jab (they have arrowheads on the ends) or restrain his enemies with them.
  • Crossdressing Voices: In both the Japanese and English version, and in both European and Latin American Spanish dubs, his voice actor is a woman.
  • Dual Wielding: Korikakumon has two of them, one for each hand.
  • Expy: Of T.K., given their similar young age, initial naivete and little brother-like attachment to one of the main two children. His element and attributes while in Digimon form, on the other hand, are straight from Joe, to the point his Beast form is named Kor-Ikkakumon and looks like a shell-less Zudomon with Ikkakumon's fur.
  • Facial Markings: As Kumamon.
    • Korikakumon also has markings on his forehead and under his eyes.
  • Four-Fingered Hands: As Kumamon his hands only have three fingers.
  • An Ice Person: He's the Legendary Warrior of Ice.
  • Image Song: "Say yes!" And boy, is it adorable.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Once used a stick against the other 4 kids (Takuya, Koji, Zoe and J.P.).
  • Leitmotif: "Koori no Theme", which translates to "Theme of Ice".
  • Lightning Bruiser: Korikakumon is a lot more nimble and acrobatic than any of the other Beast Spirits despite his size. He also does a couple of Flash Steps.
  • More Dakka: Kumamon's snowball gun.
  • Nice Hat: Wears a huge, floppy and orange cap.
  • Pintsized Powerhouse: Kumamon is the smallest of the Human Spirits, yet still fights well for his size. His Beast Spirit, on the other hand, isn't smallest (Zoe's is) but a pretty big one.
  • Prehensile Hair: Korikakumon can use his dreadlocks as tentacles.
  • Prone to Tears: Tommy started off as a big crybaby who wanted nothing more than to go home.
  • Shapeshifter Weapon: Kumamon's Frozen Tundra, which turns his body into one or several ice spikes.
  • Significant Anagram: Yutaka <-> Takuya, a parallel between Tommy's honorary brother and his real one. Yutaka is also an actual Japanese name.
  • The Smart Guy: In contrast with his young age, he's probably the most rational member of the team and less prone to make stupid mistakes.
  • Snowlem: Kumamon is made of snow himself. His Transformation Sequence shows him fall into a shapeless pile of snow before reforming, and his Frozen Tundra shapes his snow body into ice.
  • Spam Attack: Korikakumon's Avalanche Axes attack involves slashing the target numerous times. The hits all seem to connect at once, though.
  • Stolen Good, Returned Better: After being stolen by the Toucanmon, Tommy's D-Tector is sold to Datamon, who adds Tommy's Beast Spirit before returning it to him.
  • Super Strength: As Korikakumon, he's enough to lift Petaldramon, who is much larger than normal at the time.
  • This Is Unforgivable!: In the ninth episode, he wakes up from a nightmare saying "I won't forgive you!" repeatedly as he attacks his own friends. Interestingly, it's worth noting that this was due to being manipulated by Bakumon into going against his own friends before Takuya realizes what is going on and goes to purify Bakumon.
  • Vocal Dissonance: As Korikakumon, his voice sounds almost exactly like it does in human form except that it's more gravelly.
  • V-Sign: Does this in his Transformation Sequence, despite having three-fingered hands. It's rather adorable.
  • Your Size May Vary: As Korikakumon, he varied in size from about 2.5 to three times the height of the human characters (about ten to thirteen feet) to more than twenty feet in one instance.

J.P. Shibayama (Shibayama Junpei)

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At the start of the series, J.P. shows some jealousy towards Takuya Kanbara, the main character of this series for being Tommy Himi's hero and being able to combine both of his Digimon forms into a more powerful form. He also shows feelings for Zoe Orimoto, the only female of the group. J.P. also seems to have a hidden fear of being alone - despite being constantly surrounded by people when he was in the real world, he felt that he had never really been anyone's real friend. His Spirits are the reincarnations of AncientBeetlemon, Warrior of Thunder.

His spirit evolutions are as follows:

  • Human Hybrid: Beetlemon (Blitzmon),a cyborg Digimon. a large humanoid beetle with electric powers.
  • Beast Hybrid: MetalKabuterimon (Bolgmon), A cyborg Digimon. A cross between a beetle-shaped mech and an army tank.
Voiced by: Mahito Amada (JP), Steve Blum (EN), Pepe Carabias (Spain), Mauricio Valverde (Latin America)

  • BFG: As Borgmon/Metalkabuterimon, has one mounted on his head for his Field Destroyer/Positron Cannon move, which has a serious recoil.
  • Big Eater: He looks like it too but he's not nearly as big of an eater as Zoe.
  • Big Fun: He's a bit overweight, but he's probably got the most playful personality of the crew.
  • The Big Guy: His Digimon forms are the most physically imposing of the group and JP is also the kid with the largest build. He is also the oldest, being in 7th Grade.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: Loud and proud, JP loves to show off and kick tail. There were points where he would digivolve just to show off.
  • Butt-Monkey: Tends to get the most punishment in the group and is the butt of jokes.
  • Dogged Nice Guy: Towards Zoe. While he never really gains her affections, he does gain her respect and friendship.
  • Fear of Thunder: Ironically enough he has this despite becoming the Legendary Hero of Thunder.
  • Friendless Background: It's eventually revealed that despite being such a friendly and outgoing guy, J.P. has no genuine friends to speak of. Instead he used magic tricks and candy to impress people, but nobody ever bothered to get to know him beyond that.
  • Genius Bruiser: J.P. is mostly a brawler but he's also probably the most book smart in the group. When trapped on the moon, he's the one to develop the plans to a rocket that they use to get themselves back to the earth.
  • Hammerspace: Where does he keep getting that chocolate?
  • Hopeless Suitor: J.P. develops a crush on Zoe and tries to woo her throughout the series, but in the end gets nowhere.
  • Image Song: "Spark!!"
  • Leitmotif: "Ikazuchi no Theme", which translates to "Theme of Lightning".
  • The Smart Guy: In addition to being The Big Guy, he's also this. He's the smartest of the group, but he has some Genius Ditz tendencies.
  • Sweet Tooth: J.P. has a major hankering for sweets. In his backstory he's shown to carry a lot of candy at school and tries to use this to make friends.
  • Tank Goodness: MetalKabuterimon resembles a tank.
  • Tastes Like Friendship: Invoked. He offers chocolate to his friends and we later learn that this was how he got people to hang out with him in real life. Unfortunately he has no real friends and Volcamon uses this against him in the Sakkakumon mini-arc.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: In a possible attempt to make J.P. look more mature in the eyes of his companions, Zoe in particular, Latin American dubs often implied that Zoe was starting to like J.P. She even mentions a possibility to let him take her on a date someday; while in the original Japanese script (and the rest of versions) Zoe just goes up to respect J.P., it never goes past that.
  • Thunder Beetle: He has inherited the Spirit of Thunder, and his Digimon forms are all themed after rhino beetles. Not only that, but the original Warrior of Thunder, AncientBeetlemon, is the ancestor of all insect Digimon, and this is reflected by how it has features of both the Kabuterimon (rhino beetle) and the Kuwagamon (stag beetle) lines (although the latter doesn't have thunder powers).

    Koichi Kimura 

Koichi Kimura (Kimura Kouichi)

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Koji's twin brother, first introduced as the corrupted Warrior of Darkness, Duskmon. Prior to the start of the series, his dying grandmother informed him that he and Koji had been Separated at Birth by their parents' divorce, which lead to Koichi watching Koji in secret. The day everyone was summoned to the Digital World, he tried to follow Koji again but missed the elevator, leading to a nasty Staircase Tumble. His spirit is then transported to the Digital World, where Cherubimon made him the Warrior of Darkness. He is eventually purified by Koji and joins the team as the Sixth Ranger. His purified Spirits are the reincarnations of AncientSphinxmon, Warrior of Darkness.

His (true) spirit evolutions are as follows:

  • Human Hybrid: Lowemon, a warrior Digimon. He resembles a large man wearing lion-themed black armor.
  • Beast Hybrid: JagerLowemon (KaiserLeomon), a cyborg Digimon. A robotic black lion that vaguely resembles SaberLeomon.
Voiced by: Kenichi Suzumura (JP), Crispin Freeman (EN), Inma Gallego (Spain), Rodrigo Miranda (Latin America)

  • Animal Battle Aura: JagerLowemon's Dark Master attack generates a lion-shaped one.
  • Animal Motifs: Lion.
  • An Astral Projection, Not a Ghost: Possibly. It might depend on whether this Digital World runs on Narnia Time or the portal between the two uses inter-dimensional time travel. Either way, the doctors were still trying to resuscitate Kouichi when the others returned to the human world.
  • Badass Boast: As Lowemon when he defeats 2 Phantomon. "Confused evil souls, be buried in darkness and sleep. Let the shadows purify you. Fractal code, digitize!"
  • Berserk Button: As the illusory Cherubimon and IceDevimon found out the hard way: if Koichi has any fighting capability and access to his Spirits, do not hurt Koji in front of him.
  • Black Knight: Lowemon is a heroic one, in contrast to the more demonic-looking and violent Duskmon.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: As Duskmon, being a corrupted version of the Legendary Hero of Darkness and a minion of Cherubimon. He's snapped out of it by the heroes when they defeat him.
  • Casting a Shadow: He's the Legendary Warrior of Darkness.
  • Chest Blaster: Lowemon fires his Shadow Meteor attack from the decorative lion's head on his chest.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Invoked by Patamon, who points out that just because Cherubimon utilized darkness for evil doesn't mean it's inherently evil, which is what Koichi initially feared after his Heel–Face Turn.
  • Dead All Along: After falling down a flight of stairs, Koichi's body became hospitalized and his soul became detached from his body, manifesting in the Koichi we see throughout the series. It's unclear whether Koichi was actually dead during this time or whether it was the Heroic Sacrifice that stopped his heart, though supplementary materials refer to Koichi as having been "brought back to life."
  • Death by Falling Over: When trying to catch up to his brother in the real world, he trips and falls down a flight of stairs. His spirit somehow makes it into the Digital World but leaves his broken body in the real world to die.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: He was hospitalized after chasing after Koji on the day everyone first went to the Digital World due to falling down a flight of stairs. Thus, he was a purely digital spirit the entire time he was with them, possibly while dying in the real world. Once the final battle is over, the other chosen children return to the real world and rush to where Koichi is being kept. Koji is able to revive and reunite with his brother, with the others' help.
  • Expy: More or less to Ken. His true evolved forms are a tribute to the Leomon line.
  • Gold Makes Everything Shiny: Both of his Digimon forms have gold as a secondary color.
  • Gratuitous German: Every one of his evolution forms.
    • His attacks in both forms have German names in the Japanese version.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: In the final episodes he throws himself in front of Lucemon's attack to save the rest of the group, which destroys him. His final act is to give his Digimon spirits to Koji, who then fuses with Takuya to form Susanoomon.
  • His Name Is...: Koichi's grandmother tells him about Koji on her deathbed.
  • Iconic Outfit: One weirdly done by the merchandise; nearly all supplemental material depicts Koichi wearing his cap, which he hadn't actually worn for the majority of the anime proper (he'd only worn it during the flashbacks of following Koji around, and had lost the hat after falling down the stairs).
  • Image Song: "Oreta Tsubasa de (With Broken Wings)".
    • The Dub gives him "Darkness In My Heart", making him one of, if not the only, dub Digimon characters with an Image Song.
  • Leitmotif: "Yami no Theme", which translates to "Theme of Darkness".
  • Long-Lost Relative: Koichi's twin brother, who he was separated from at birth.
  • Missed the Call: Koichi is noticeably the only kid (out of hundreds) who never received Ophanimon's message in the real world. He only winds up in the Digital World because he's following Koji. He gets the chance to answer the Call for himself later on.
  • More Than Mind Control: Cherubimon taunts Koichi by informing him that this is how the Corrupted Spirits of Darkness choose their owner; they wouldn't have taken Koichi had he already not been feeling emotions of anger and hatred towards Koji. Koichi responds that he accepts that, but that things have changed and he'll never lose to the darkness again. This leads to Koji's D-Tector giving Koichi his own Digivice and purified Spirits.
  • Panthera Awesome: Both of his Digimon forms are Leomon expies.
  • The Quiet One: It's not really addressed, but he's noticeably quieter than the other kids, going multiple episodes in a stretch where he says less than a dozen words.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Subverted. His eyes glow red briefly during his Transformation Sequence and the decorative lion heads on Lowemon's armor have red eyes, but his actual eyes in both of his Digimon forms are more of a brownish color.
  • The Sacred Darkness: Probably one of the best examples of the trope there is, even being able to provide an example for the "corrupt" and the "pure" form of darkness.
  • Sacrificial Lion: His beast spirit (originally) is named KaiserLeomon, keeping with the series tradition.
  • Satellite Character: Effectively this for Koji, as pretty much most of his characterization and interactions involve his relationship with Koji. Interestingly, his presence also turns Koji into this for Koichi for the rest of the series.
  • Shaping Your Attacks: JagerLowemon's Dark Master attack is a Foe-Tossing Charge that creates a battle aura in the shape of a lion.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang:
    • In a literal way. He wields the Dark spirits, while Koji uses the Light spirits.
    • His Evolutions are direct (dark themed) parallels of Koji's as well. Stage one is an animal themed warrior, stage two is a robotic version of that animal, and stage three (All There in the Manual) is the first stage wearing the second stage as armor.
    • His Evolutions are feline-themed. Koji's, on the other hand, are lupine-themed.
  • Sixth Ranger: After his Heel–Face Turn where he's cleansed of his brainwashing at the hands of Cherubimon. He joins the group as the true Legendary Warrior of Darkness.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": his human spirit form: Is it spelled Lowemon? Loewemon? Loweemon? perhaps Löwemon? The Dub adds a whole new dimension to this by renaming his beast spirit as JagerLowemon.
  • Staircase Tumble: It's revealed that this is what happens to him chasing after his brother in the real world, which is how he ends up in the Digital World.
  • Stalker Without a Crush: First seen following Kouji on the train to Shibuya station back when Kouji didn't know he existed. Later, it's shown that he went to Kouji's house at least twice and watched (appropriately) from the shadows while Kouji interacted with his father and stepmother.
  • Transformation Sequence: Koichi is the only one of the main cast who lacks a Beast Spirit evolution sequence (all of his instances as JagerLowemon appear as slide evolutions from Lowemon). In addition, his normal spirit evolution sequence differs a bit in form from the others, probably due to having been animated later.
  • Walking Spoiler: Talking about him in any way other than his Duskmon persona is effectively a spoiler for those who haven't gotten to the second half of the series - even his name is a dead giveaway he's Koji's brother.

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    Susanoomon 

Susanoomon

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Susanoomon is the combined form of all ten legendary warriors. He first appeared when Takuya and Koji, enraged by Lucemon killing Koichi, combined all twenty human and beast spirits to take down the latter's Falldown Mode. He appears again in the finale when the heroes combine their powers to take down Lucemon Satan Mode. His armor is a combination of parts from EmperorGreymon and MagnaGarurumon.

Voiced by: Junko Takeuchi (JP), Dave Wittenberg and Steve Staley (EN), Carmen Podio (Spain), Daniela Benítez (Latin America)

  • All Your Powers Combined: To the Ten Legendary Warriors. He is the combination of all their spirit forms, beast spirits included.
  • BFG: The Zero-ARMS: Orochi. It's bigger than he is, and he's around two stories tall.
  • BFS: Zero-ARMS: Orochi breaks apart to reveal one made of light. It is longer than Lucemon's Fall Down mode by miles and is enough to vivisect the demon clean in half.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Once Susanoomon takes the stage, Lucemon's Falldown Mode goes down without barely putting up a fight. The battle against his Satan Mode takes a bit more effort.
  • Expy: Of Omnimon, down to his gauntlets having a Greymon and Garurumon motif.
  • Facial Markings: He has Agunimon's markings on his helmet.
  • Holy Hand Grenade: His design incorporates the Kanji for heaven/sky in much the same way that several of the Warriors use the Kanji for their elements, so this may actually be his element.
  • Infinity +1 Element: He is the combination of all 10 of the Legendary Warriors and incorporates the Kanji form for "heaven" or "sky", signifying that his element is above any of them.
  • Law of Chromatic Superiority: His armor has several red parts from EmperorGreymon, but his design also cements this trope for Koji's blue motif.
  • Light Is Good: He's about as holy Japanese as you can get and gives off a lot of light, especially in his BFS attack.
  • Mind Hive: The five kids form into him in the final battle and link their minds together. He's also this with the remaining Legendary Warrior Spirits who resonate through him.
  • Morphic Resonance: He has Agunimon's Facial Markings and blue eyes and his design incorporates a red piece of MagnaGarurumon's armor in the same place that Agunimon had a belt buckle.
  • One-Way Visor: He covers his eyes with the visor on his helmet while charging into Lucemon's Gehenna Sphere.
  • Physical God: He's based on Susanoo from Japanese mythology and is as powerful as Lucemon if not more so.
  • Shaping Your Attacks: His Heaven's Thunder attack calls down thunderbolts in the shape of dragons to restrain a target.
  • Story-Breaker Power: He's by far the strongest character in Frontier.
  • Sword Beam: His Celestial Blade attack projects one from the Zero-Arms: Orochi. It's miles long.
    • The blade itself is even visible for a few frames after the beam disappears.
  • Voice of the Legion: Downplayed. His voice is basically Takuya and Koji's voice actors speaking at the same time with no audio effects.
  • Walking Spoiler: There's no hint whatsoever about this guy's existence until the final three episodes, and given that the catalyst of his appearance is Koichi's death he is this.
  • Wave Motion Gun: His Celestial Blade attack is powerful enough to one-shot Lucemon Satan mode once it's separated from Lucemon Larva.

    Supporting Cast 

Bokomon & Neemon

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Bokomon voiced by: Kazuko Sugiyama (JP), Brian Beacock (EN), Blanca Rada (Spain), Marisol Castro (Latin America)
Neemon voiced by: Masami Kikuchi (JP), Michael Sorich (EN), Francisco Andrés Valdivia (Spain), Luis Tenorio (Latin America)

  • Doomed Hometown: Their hometown, the Village of Flame, was destroyed by the Royal Knights.
  • Dope Slap: Bokomon always pulls Neemon's pants then snaps them whenever he says or does something stupid.
  • Leitmotif: "Bokomon and Neemon no Theme", which translates to "Theme of Bokomon and Neemon".
  • The Load: Neemon, who never contributes anything to the group be it in combat or otherwise. However they do still have to save him on occasion.
  • Mr. Seahorse: Played with while Bokomon is carrying around Seraphimon's egg.
  • Mr. Exposition: Bokomon who carries around a large encyclopedia of knowledge and is often the one to explain the details of a new land or Digimon the group meets.
  • Non-Action Guy: Despite being Digimon, neither of them have any combat ablities whatsoever. Even baby Digimon are capable of defending themselves with bubbles.
  • Running Gag: Neemon's waistband getting snapped. It's even lampshaded near the end of the finale.
  • Those Two Guys: The two of them are never apart and any sort of development in the show that involves one will also have the other in some capacity.
  • Verbal Tic: Bokomon has a few: "-jai", "-maki", "-zoi", "-hara".

Patamon/Seraphimon

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One of the three Great Angels of the Digital World. After Seraphimon is killed by Mercurymon, he is turned into an egg which later hatches into Patamon.

Patamon voiced by: Kae Araki (JP), Bridget Hoffman (EN), Pepa Agudo (Spain),
Seraphimon voiced by: Nobuyuki Hiyama (JP), Jamieson Price (EN), José María Carrero (Spain), Carlos Becerril (Latin America)

  • Crucified Hero Shot: Takuya finds Seraphimon's data held inside Sakkakumon this way, his body being suspended in a church before Mercurymon absorbs him.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: The thing that does him in is his own attack, reflected back at him by Mercurymon.
  • Holy Hand Grenade: His only attack that we see is Strike of the Seven Stars, which is called "Seven Heavens" in the original.
  • Machine Monotone: His voice in the Spanish dub sounds rather metallic and machina-like, presumably because his metal mask blurs his talking.
  • Mythology Gag: Patamon was T.K.'s Digimon partner in Adventure.
  • Our Angels Are Different: He has the appearance of a divine being, but he is a monster made up of data just like every other Digimon. And just like every other Digimon he can be killed. See The Worf Effect below.
  • Reincarnation: First appears in an evolved form (Seraphimon) and gets turned into a egg, which then hatches into this form (Patamon).

Ophanimon

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One of the three great angels of the Digital World. She starts out the whole adventure, and a good portion of the first half of the series is spent finding her. Eventually it's revealed she's held prisoner by Cherubimon. He kills her when she tries to stop him, but reincarnates as Salamon late in the series.

Voiced by: Rika Fukami (JP), Mary Elizabeth McGlynn (EN), Inés Blázquez (Spain), Belinda Martínez (Latin America)

  • Bare Your Midriff: Her entire body is covered in armor plates, except for her mouth, her arms... and her midriff.
  • Big Good: She was the one who called the children to the Digital World in order to save it in the first place. She also helps guide the heroes towards her and her Heroic Sacrifice is what gives them the power to defeat Cherubimon.
  • Catchphrase: "Will you ______? Or not?"
  • The Chooser of The One: She was the one that called human children to the Digital World to become legendary warriors.
  • Fire, Ice, Lightning: She originally had three of the ten Human Spirits under these elements. She was entrusted by the respective Ancient Warriors before they passed on.
  • Gold and White Are Divine: As a secondary color scheme. Her dress and wings are white and gold respectively.
  • Heavenly Blue: Her armor, though it's a darker shade of blue than most examples.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Buys valuable time against Cherubimon by throwing an attack to him, which hits Cherubimon's own attack and causes a massive explosion which kills her. However, the cause of death is implied to be actually her expending her last energies enhancing Takuya's and Koji's D-Tectors.
  • Our Angels Are Different: For starters, she's extremely humanoid, while actual Ophanim verge on being Eldritch Abominations.
  • Reincarnation: She goes through this with Salamon, just like Lopmon and Patamon do for Cherubimon and Seraphimon. They channel their original spirits for one final pep talk, but otherwise are different people in the end.

Gotsumon

A rock Digimon, one of several of his kind, who has taken up archaeology. Brusk at first, he eventually helps the Chosen in their fight against Gigasmon and because of him they are able to find their first beast spirit, KendoGarurumon. He later helps in the fight against the Royal Knights.

His two evolutions are as follows:

  • Rookie: Gotsumon, a rock Digimon. His default form.
  • Ultimate: Meteormon, an ore Digimon. A larger, white version of Gotsumon.
Voiced by: Yasuhiro Takato (JP), R. Martin Klein (EN), Arturo Sian Vidal (Latin America)

  • Bash Brothers: With Koji, eventually.
  • Determinator: He has a hard time giving up, even when outmatched.
  • Palette Swap: Digivolves to Meteormon during his appearance in the Royal Knights arc.
  • Rock Monster: He appears to be composed entirely of rocks.

    Major Villains 

Grumblemon (Grottomon)

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A small, ugly gnome-like creature. He was the first of the evil Warriors the children meet and also the first to fall. His Spirits are the reincarnations of AncientVolcamon, Warrior of Earth.

His two evolutions are as follows:

  • Human Hybrid: Grumblemon (Grottomon), an ogre Digimon. His default form.
  • Beast Hybrid: Gigasmon, a mineral Digimon. He's supposed to be a certain type of mythological giant called a Gigas.
Voiced by: Tomohiro Nishimura (JP), Derek Stephen Prince (EN), Juan Carlos Lozano (Spain), Ángel Aragón (Latin America)

  • The Brute: He's nowhere near as dumb as Arbormon, though. In fact while he isn't particularly smart, he's the most careful of all the corrupted Warriors.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Grumblemon is easily the most careful of any of the villains. He's not afraid to use his Beast Spirit to turn the fight to his advantage, bring backup, hide underground or run away when he's clearly outmatched. He even immobilizes Koji once when the latter tries to use his own Beast Spirit.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Fights with him either end with him dishing these out or being on the receiving end, the former when facing the Legendary Warriors before they got their Beast Spirits, and the latter occurring afterwards.
  • De-Power: Loses his beast spirit to Takuya and doesn't get it back.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: He's the Legendary Warrior of Earth.
  • Drop the Hammer: His Weapon of Choice is a hammer.
  • Dumb Muscle: Subverted. He looks like this at first, but outside of Mercurymon he's the only one of the evil Legendary Warriors who displays ability to plan rather than charging into a fight.
  • Fast Tunnelling: Being the Legendary Warrior of Earth, his affinity is in the underground, able to tunnel through it quickly in both of his spirit forms.
  • Hero Killer: Was able to steal both the spirits of Ice and Wind from the heroes, leaving Zoe and Tommy powerless for a while.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: He'll run away if the battle's turned in his enemies' favor.
  • Mook Maker: He can create an apparently endless supply of Golemon, which he doesn't need his Beast Spirit for.
  • Our Giants Are Bigger: Gigasmon is based off a Gigas, but he isn't really that big. He is quite physically imposing, however.
  • Sinister Schnoz: Both his forms have a large Gag Nose.
  • Smug Snake: Doesn't take the Legendary Warriors for a threat, which ends up costing him his Beast Spirit.
  • Spin Attack: Gigasmon's Quakmire Twister attack.
  • Starter Villain: The first main enemy to be dispatched.
  • Summon Magic: He has summoned Golemon during two battles. The first time, he only calls one. He has a small army of them with him the second time.
  • Villain Forgot to Level Grind: Of a sort. When he first appeared, Gigasmon was easily able to dispatch all 5 of the legendary warriors, due to essentially being an Ultimate level fighting relatively inexperienced champions. But after the Digidestined all got their Beast Spirits, it quickly became apparent that he was the weakest Legendary Warrior, and is no match for either KendoGarurumon or BurningGreymon.

Arbormon

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A wooden cyborg Digimon. He was one of the Evil Legendary Warriors that fought the Chosen Children. For a time he gave the children trouble with his beast spirit, but was eventually brought down via teamwork and destroyed by Duskmon. His Spirits are the reincarnations of AncientTroiamon, Warrior of Wood.

His two evolutions are as follows:

  • Human Hybrid: Arbormon, a cyborg Digimon. His default form.
  • Beast Hybrid: Petaldramon, a plant Digimon. A large living plant that resembles a dragon.
Voiced by: Kenji Nomura (JP), Richard Cansino (EN), Pepe Carabias (Spain), Guillermo Rojas (Latin America)

  • Blow You Away: Petaldramon's Leaf Cyclone attack releases a gust of leaves from his nose.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: Arbormon does this a lot at random moments. One moment, he's plotting to kill the warriors, and the next moment, he's reminding the little kids watching the show to brush their teeth before going to bed.
  • Breath Weapon: Petaldramon's Leaf Cyclone is unusual in that he releases it through his nose.
  • The Brute: Takes over as this after Grumblemon is defeated, being the most physically imposing of the Quirky Mini Boss Squad while lacking the intelligence of his colleagues.
  • Combat Tentacles: A variation. As Petaldramon, he can jab his tail into the ground and make roots shoot up around his enemies.
  • De-Power: He loses his Beast Spirit, resulting in Duskmon killing him.
  • Dumb Muscle: He's dumber than Grumblemon (who is, at least, pretty careful), but is strong enough to go toe-to-toe with multiple Warriors. His final appearance has him giving all five of the heroes a hard battle as Petaldramon.
  • Roundhouse Kick: His main attack, aided by extendable legs.
  • Tongue Trauma: KendoGarurumon strikes at his tongue to free Zephyrmon.
  • Verbal Tic: Nearly every sentence he says ends with "right?"
    • In Japanese, about 50% of his dialogue is non-sequitur platitudes about living well, like, "When you wake up in the morning, be sure to wash your teeth!" and "Be considerate of your neighbors by keeping your voice down." When he's on-screen, these are often delivered directly to the camera.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Duskmon's reason for killing him off, stating he was useless after his Beast Spirit was taken.

Ranamon

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A cute, mermaid-like Digimon. She was one of the evil Legendary Warriors that the Chosen Children faced. She developed an intense hatred of Zoe, borne out of jealousy. Her Spirits are the reincarnations of AncientMermaimon, Warrior of Water.

Her two evolutions are as follows:

  • Human Hybrid: Ranamon, a fairy Digimon. Her default form.
  • Beast Hybrid: Calmaramon, an aquatic Digimon. A mildly less attractive woman sprouting out of an upside down squid.
Voiced by: Haruhi Terada (JP), Peggy O'Neal (EN), Carolina Tak (Spain), Adriana Rodríguez (Latin America)

  • Acid Attack: Her Acid Ink attack has her spit acid at her foes.
  • Arch-Enemy: To Izumi/Zoe, who she believes is a threat to her popularity and beauty. In the end, Zoe defeats her.
  • Cute Monster Girl: Her first form is this which is what garners a fan club. It nosedives fast when she shifts into her Beast Spirit.
  • Dark Action Girl: Evil, Jerkass and also more than capable of holding her own in a fight.
  • Designated Girl Fight: She is the only enemy that Izumi/Zoe defeats by herself and actually scans.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Zoe. Ranamon is vain and selfish. She manipulates others and basks in people adoring her for her beauty and ignores her faults. Whereas Zoe lives for others and when confronted with her weaknesses, acknowledges them and strives to be better.
  • Fanservice: She's Ms. Fanservice in her default form, at least.
  • Fan Disservice: Ranamon as Calmaramon. Even her fan clubs became disgusted after witnessing her transformation, causing them to resign from said clubs.
  • Gonk: Exagerated In-Universe for her Beast Spirit. She is not painful to look at (as long as you ignore everything from the waist down), but if compared to her base form and her rival Kazemon/Zephyrmon, then she lost a fortune in the beauty department.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: She's jealous of Zoe because the Spirits of Wind are cuter than her.

Mercurymon (Mercuremon)

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An odd looking humanoid Digimon with a mirror for a face and similar mirrors for wrist guards. He was ostensibly the leader of the evil Legendary Warriors, and he was certainly the most effective (outside of Duskmon). He seemed to hold a minor grudge against Takuya, but not to the extent that Ranamon held for Zoe. He supposedly represents steel, but that is a clear case of In Name Only, as most of his attacks involve mirrors (steel mirrors, though). His Spirits are the reincarnations of AncientWisetmon, Warrior of Steel.

His three evolutions are as follows:

  • Human Hybrid: Mercurymon (Mercuremon), a mutant Digimon. His default form.
  • Beast Hybrid: Sakkakumon (Sephirotmon), a mutant Digimon. A weird looking creature that resembles a living sephirot. Inside each of his spheres exists a different elemental based dimension.
  • Mega ShadowSeraphimon (BlackSeraphimon), a fallen angel Digimon. A demonic Seraphimon.
Voiced by: Yasunori Masutani (JP), Daran Norris (EN), José María Carrero (Spain), Mario Hernández (Latin America)

  • All Your Powers Combined: Sakkakumon has all of the powers of the heroes' Hybrids.
  • Beat Them at Their Own Game: Mercurymon has a tendency to reflect his enemies' attacks back at them with his mirrored shields. He even managed to defeat Seraphimon this way.
  • Casting a Shadow: As ShadowSeraphimon.
  • Catch and Return: Dark Reflection. It has to be this since the reflected attacks are absorbed by his mirrors before being sent back.
  • The Chessmaster: His schemes involve using both the villains and the heroes against each other, placing himself in a position where he can easily win after they've done all the work for him. He steals Seraphimon's data without telling anyone in order to power himself up, then traps the heroes inside of his Beast form so that even if Mercurymon is defeated, his Xanatos Gambit allows Sakkakumon to attain the powers of everyone who fought inside of him, making him seemingly invincible. Too bad he didn't count on the heroes using a Combination Attack to defeat him.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: He largely sat back and let Grumblemon, Ranamon and Arbormon do most of the grunt work -Duskmon calls him out on it in one episode- and was planning to betray his master and keep Seraphimon's data to himself. He even manipulates Ranamon as part of his plan, not caring whether she survived or not.
  • Complexity Addiction: His Fatal Flaw. This blog puts it out perfectly.
    ... more focused on the spectacle of his victory than seeking out the most certain path to it. It's showing off, plain and simple...
  • Deadpan Snarker: Going with his hammy dialogue.
  • Diabolus ex Machina: He completely owns Takuya in combat not once but twice, and was headed for victory when Seraphimon's egg bestowed a miracle on his enemy.
  • Evil Genius: Easily the most competent villain in the series.
  • Extra-ore-dinary: This is supposedly his element, but it doesn’t really show. Instead, his attacks are reflections of those of his enemy.
  • Eye Beams: Composed of the heroes' attacks. Only applies to Sakkakumon, since Mercurymon is faceless.
  • Eyeless Face: As Sakkakumon, the sphere with his mouth doesn't have any of his eyes. The mirror on Mercurymon's head also technically counts since it has his mouth on it.
  • Genius Loci: As Sakkakumon, he can control his internal environments as well as the corridors between them.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Post-death.
  • Large Ham: He speaks like he learned English from a Shakespeare play.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Kills Seraphimon and takes the angel's power for himself. Seraphimon's egg gives Takuya the power to become Ardhamon, who kills Mercurymon in turn.
  • Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: See Catch and Return above.
  • Magic Mirror: Mercurymon can actually move between any polished surfaces within his Sakkakumon form, all of which are in the topmost area. Otherwise, he can use his mirror shields to teleport.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He schemes the most out of the villains, using his beast form to act as a mental labyrinth to the heroes and trying to use that to break them down. He even uses his own allies in this scheme and doesn't really seem to care when they all bite it in the process of trying to defeat the heroes.
  • New Powers as the Plot Demands: Despite his powers had been shown as entirely counter-offensive, he shows a real attack during his brief rebirth, firing a green beam from one of his shields.
  • Pocket Dimension: He has ten of them as Sakkakumon.
  • Power Copying: Sakkakumon, which has the power to record and copy any attacks used inside him.
  • Quirky Miniboss Squad: With Grumblemon, Ranamon and Arbormon.
  • Redemption Earns Life: In the last episode.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Sakkakumon has even more of them than Duskmon.
  • Smug Snake: He's ultimately not as big a threat as he thinks he is. During his last fight with the Chosen Children, when he had them on the ropes, he opted to toy with them for his amusement. This proved his downfall, albeit through a way he couldn't reasonably have anticipated.
  • The Starscream: He kept Seraphimon's fractal code to himself, hoping to exploit its celestial power. But since Cherubimon noticed this, and let him keep it anyway, it is unlikely he would have posed much of a threat even if he hadn't been beaten by Aldamon. The creepy church is Chokhmah, symbolizing divine wisdom, intuitiveness and insight. The church and Seraphimon's presence fit into this picture.
  • Troll: He seems to enjoy annoying Ranamon.
  • Unholy Nuke: ShadowSeraphimon's Strike of the Seven Dark Stars, which the Japanese version calls "Seven Hells".
  • Villainous Breakdown: Has one as Sakkakumon after he finds the Digidestined combined attacks can hurt him, and makes some vain attempts at boasting that he'll still win despite being scarred stiff. Takuya even lampshades this calling his bluff.
    • He also has one after Takuya gains the ability to fusion evolve.
  • Womb Level: The corridors between Sakkakumon's internal environments look organic.
  • Xanatos Gambit: At one point he trapped the Chosen Children inside his Beast Spirit form while smaller copies of himself fought them directly. Defeating these copies made his Beast Spirit immune to the attacks used to defeat them so it didn't matter to him whether he won or lost, even his defeat as ShadowSeraphimon working to his benefit. It goes wrong when they start mixing attacks which he had never seen. This oversight falls under the "all reasonable outcomes" variant because not even the chosen children knew they could do this at the time.
  • Ye Olde Butcherede Englishe: This was added in the dub; for example, he addresses others as "thee" and "thou", and refers to Ranamon as "m'lady". It fits pretty well with his overly dramatic personality, actually.

Duskmon

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A mysterious evil Legendary Warrior and the most powerful servant of Cherubimon, holding the Spirits of Darkness. Extremely powerful, and nearly managed to obliterate the kids, forcing everyone to reconsider their strategy and causing Takuya to heavily consider bailing out before he regains his resolve. Seems to have taken upon himself a rivalry with Koji, as Koji wields the spirits of Light, his direct opposite. His Spirits are the corrupted reincarnations of AncientSphinxmon, Warrior of Darkness.

There's more to Duskmon than it seems, however: unlike the other evil Legendary Warriors and like the DigiDestined, he's actually the Digimon form of another human child: Koichi Kimura, Koji's twin brother (see entry above), who inadvertently followed Koji to the Digital World and ended up brainwashed to lose his memories as a human and fight for Cherubimon. This causes problems for him, because his slowly surfacing memories instigated by Koji's presence begin to eat away at his ability to fight, until he is finally dispatched and reverted to his human form.

His evolutions are as follows:

  • Corrupted Human Hybrid Duskmon, a demon man Digimon. Resembles a large man wearing vaguely draconic skeletal armor covered in eyes.
  • Corrupted Beast Hybrid Velgemon (Velgmon), a giant bird Digimon. A giant monstrous bird with draconic features and a third eye.
Voiced by: Kenichi Suzumura (JP), Crispin Freeman (EN), Pepe Carabias (Spain), Rodrigo Miranda (Latin America)

  • Beam Spam: Duskmon's Deadly Gaze attack fires nine beams, seven from the eyes on his armor and two from his hands.
  • The Berserker: When Cherubimon gives him his Beast Spirit, he also manipulates Duskmon into a rage. This ends up backfiring as he cannot control Velgemon.
  • Black Knight: He looks to be wearing armor and is largely black in color.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: Retractable ones.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: By Cherubimon.
  • Casting a Shadow: He's the Legendary Warrior of Darkness.
  • Dark Is Evil: He's the Legendary Warrior of Darkness and is quite evil.
  • Darth Vader Clone: Scary black armor and red sword? Check. The Dragon to another villain? Check. Related to one of the protagonists? Checkmate.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Before meeting the heroes, he makes a few snipes at the other corrupted warriors.
  • The Dragon: To Cherubimon.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Calls Mercurymon out on the latter's plan to betray Cherubimon and keep Seraphimon's data for himself, as well as his sitting back while having the remaining villains do the work. It doesn't stop him from killing Arbormon, however.
  • Evil Counterpart: Starts out as this to Koji in more ways than one.
  • Extra Eyes: Duskmon's armor, obviously. Velgemon also has a third eye in the middle of his head.
  • Eye Beams: His Deadly Gaze attack. Doubles as a Beam Spam, though his last battle with BeoWulfmon also shows him firing a single one out of the eye on his chest at point-blank range.
    • Velgemon's Dark Vortex attack fires a beam out of his central eye.
  • Eyes Do Not Belong There: He has them all over his armor. They can look around independently of his normal eyes, so they seem to be functional for extra creepiness.
  • Facial Markings: He has markings under each eye.
  • Gratuitous English: Velgmon's attacks have English names in the Japanese version.
  • Gratuitous German: His attacks have German names in the Japanese version, though Velgemon's don't.
  • Image Song: The only villain for Frontier to get an image song: "Blader". He probably gets one because he ends up a lot more important as the series progresses.
  • Knight of Cerebus: The show takes a more serious tone after he becomes an active threat.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: Delivers this to Koji in battle after his memories of Koji are restored but his hatred incited by Cherubimon.
  • Mind Probe: While fighting Koji inside Sakkakumon, he reads Koji's memories to determine what the connection is between them.
  • More Than Mind Control: While initially he was just fully brainwashed, by the time he gets his memories from Ophanimon back Cherubimon has to resort to this by stirring up Koichi's latent hatred and jealousy.
  • No-Nonsense Nemesis: Until he starts wondering about his connection to Koji.
  • Our Demons Are Different: Duskmon is a Demon Man Digimon, and he certainly looks the part.
  • Quirky Miniboss Squad: Averted. He doesn't mess around like the other four corrupted Warriors and is much stronger than any of the other nine Warriors. He also has a very serious personality compared to the others and doesn't take part in their schemes.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: His color scheme reflects his name, and he's easily the most brutal of the Quirky Miniboss Squad.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Both his regular eyes and the ones on his armor.
  • Reforged into a Minion: Fortunately - or perhaps unfortunately - for Cherubimon, the wanderer who he picked up and brainwashed just happened to be Koji's twin brother...It's unusual in that we don't know Koichi exists until after the fact.
  • Scary Impractical Armor: If he has hands under those huge skull gauntlets, he probably can't use them. That said, he can apparently see with the extra eyes.
  • Story-Breaker Power: He was playing around with a power equivalent to Advanced Hybrid-level Digimon when the kids had barely gotten used to their Beast Spirits. And even when Koji and Takuya got their Advanced Hybrid forms, he still outclassed them as Velgemon to the point that they barely won by working together.
  • Super-Powered Evil Side: An inversion. While he is the evil version of Lowemon, and is in fact very strong, Lowemon himself is stronger still.
  • Technicolor Blade: Red, in keeping with his color scheme.
  • Toothy Bird: Velgemon.
  • Unholy Nuke: Velgemon's Dark Obliteration attack. It will either cause the affected area to violently explode or simply cease to exist.
  • The Worf Barrage: Nothing the heroes do when they first meet him can even scratch him. He even shrugs off a Combination Attack.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Delivers this to Arbormon after he loses his Beast Spirit.

Cherubimon

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One of the Three Great Angels of the Digital World. In times passed, he was a good Digimon that helped keep the peace. But now he is a corrupted monster that will stop at nothing to take over the entire Digital World. Late in the series, he's revived as Lopmon.

Voiced by: Ryuzaburo Otomo (JP), Paul St. Peter (EN), Rafael Calvo (Spain), Bismarck Martínez (Latin America)

Crusadermon (LordKnightmon)

"We are supporters of his right to become this world's supreme ruler. We serve Lord Lucemon by collecting fractal code."
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An effeminate Holy Knight Digimon. Crusadermon was one of the two Royal Knights that were hired by Lucemon to destroy all of the Digital World. Crusadermon was often matched off in a fight with MagnaGarurumon, and was the first of the two knights to start having trouble, being the weaker of the two.

Voiced by: Ryotaro Okiayu (JP), Melodee Spevack (EN), José María Carrero (Spain), José Sosa (Latin America)

  • Agent Peacock: Wears a pink-colored, clearly female-shaped armor, talks with dramatism, sometimes is shown holding a rose, and loves the aesthetic aspect of everything, so he freaking qualifies.
  • Bishōnen: A rare armor example, but straight otherwise.
  • Catchphrase: "Beautiful."
  • Co-Dragons: With Dynasmon to Lucemon.
  • Evil Counterpart: To MagnaGarurumon. Both emphasize speed over raw power.
  • The Faceless: Literal, as unlike Dynasmon, his helmet has no visor or mouth.
  • Fallen Hero: Baromon says that the Royal Knights were protectors of the Digital World, suggesting that Lucemon corrupted them the same way he did with Cherubimon.
  • Famous Last Words: "Master..."
  • The Fighting Narcissist: One in every five words that came out of his mouth was some variation on "utsukushii" (meaning beautiful).
  • Flash Step: Does this several times in addition to the normal Super Speed.
  • Gold Makes Everything Shiny: His shield and several parts of his armor are pure golden.
  • Large Ham: Like Mercurymon, he tends to talk bombastically.
  • Lean and Mean: Thin and graceful, but no less dangerous than Dynasmon.
  • Light Is Not Good: A really vicious villain—and a holy knight with golden angel wings in the helmet and a golden cross in the shield.
  • She's a Man in Japan: The American dub turns him female to render his effeminate traits less uncomfortable.
  • Shield Bash: Uses his shield to attack actually quite more than to defend.
  • Sissy Villain: Hardly could feature more feminine attributes.
  • Something About a Rose: Is sometimes shown holding a rose, to add emphasis to his aestheticist nature.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": The character's Japanese name is the source of confusion, as the katakana characters can be read as either LordKnightmon or RhodoKnightmon - rhodonite being the color of the character's armor. In the subsequent Savers dub, the character's name was dubbed to LoadKnightmon.
  • Super Speed: Moves VERY quickly in battle.
  • Villain Forgot to Level Grind: How he and Dynasmon were eventually defeated.

Dynasmon

"We have come to fulfill Lucemon's destiny as his emissaries of evil."
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Dynasmon is a draconic Holy Knight Digimon. He was one of the two Royal Knights hired by Lucemon to gather all of the Digital World's data. He usually squared off against EmperorGreymon, and being by far the stronger of the two knights, was the last to start having trouble with the Chosen Children. He was also the most devoted to Lucemon's cause. He is thematically based off of the Wyvern.

Voiced by: Kenta Miyake (JP), Derek Stephen Prince (EN), Francisco Andrés Valdivia (Spain), Rodrigo Miranda (Latin America)

  • Adaptational Wimp: Supplementary materials state Dynasmon's armor is made of the legendary Chrome Digizoid. In the Digimon anime franchise up to this point, having some of this metal in your body or weaponry was like having brass knuckles in a fistfight, to the point it usually took an opponent wielding it as well to beat you. However, this is never brought up in Frontier, where Dynasmon isn't particularly tougher than anybody his level.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: See the quote above.
  • Co-Dragons: With Crusadermon.
  • Draconic Humanoid: He's got draconic features like horns and wings and also his attacks are all dragon based.
  • Dragon Knight A Royal Knight who is also very draconic.
  • Dub Name Change: The Spanish dub changed his name to a word sounding as "Dinocumon" that has never been clarified how is it supposed to be spelled ("Dynocumon"? "Dynokumon?" "Dinokumon"?). The reason behind this change remains a mystery too.
  • Evil Counterpart: His attacks are similar to EmperorGreymon's.
  • Fallen Hero: Baromon says that the Royal Knights were protectors of the Digital World, suggesting that Lucemon corrupted them the same way he did with Cherubimon.
  • Famous Last Words: "Crusadermon! My dear fallen comrade... We were to rule Earth together. You will pay for this ruinous wound!"
  • Gold and White Are Divine: His primary color scheme is gold and white, and he works for a divine (if evil) Digimon.
  • Large Ham: More so than Crusadermon. Not surprising since he shares a voice actor with Imperialdramon.
  • Light Is Not Good:
    • His looks and traits are more visually associated with right and heroism than the luminous but creepily Crusadermon, yet he is a villain like him.
    • This also marks the first of the many times where the duo are consistently villains unlike some of the other Royal Knights, although they are usually working for God (King Drasil) instead of Lucifer (Lucemon) after this.

Lucemon

"I am your ordained ruler with absolute power over your very existence. You will serve me as you were born to do. You will give me my every desire, even yourself."
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An angel Digimon that once came down to the Digital World to bring peace to it due to a war between the beast and human type Digimon. He eventually grew proud and fell off the narrow path and became a great evil that the Ten Legendary Warriors sealed away. He is eventually released by the Royal Knights and becomes the final boss of the show, so to speak.

His forms are as follows:

  • Rookie: Lucemon, his default form. A small cute looking boy with 12 angel wings.
  • Ultimate: Chaos Mode (Falldown Mode), an adult Lucemon with dark armor; half of his wings have taken on a demonic look.
  • Mega: Shadowlord Mode (Satan mode), a giant demonic dragon that holds the Gehenna (hell) sphere in its hands.
  • Mega: Lucemon Larva, resembles a cross between a larva, a cocoon, and an embryo with twelve golden wings.
Voiced by: Kumiko Nishihara (JP), Ryusei Nakao (JP, Falldown and Satan modes), Mona Marshall (EN), Carolina Tak (Spain), Jorge Saudinós (Spain, Falldown mode), Ana San Millán (Spain, Satan and Larva modes), Daniela Benítez (Latin America, all modes)

  • A God Am I: A god complex is in line with his name theme (Lucemon and Satan mode).
  • Anti-Villain: Averted. He thinks he's a Noble Demon but he's really just a insane megalomaniac.
    Lucemon Chaos Mode: Out of Chaos, I bring order.
  • Badass Adorable: His initial form is a rare villainous example. Lucemon is a rookie level Digimon but he's strong enough to oneshot Dynasmon and Crusadermon, both Mega level Digimon. Averted with his later forms, which are appropriately evil looking.
  • Bad Boss: Agreeing to follow still doesn't guarantee you'll be safe from him. He promised that he was going to deliver the human world to Dynasmon and Crusadermon, but was not above threatening them. In their final battle he did nothing when they started to lose and and when they were about to be killed, he absorbed their data to make himself stronger.
  • Beware My Stinger Tail: His larva form has a stinger. He can use it to fire a projectile attack or just stab his enemies with it. The latter attack rendered the Legendary Warriors unable to maintain their Susanoomon form afterword, not that it mattered.
  • Big Bad: Of the final arc.
  • Breath Weapon: Satan Mode's Tide of Despair attack.
  • Chaos Is Evil: He believes so, though his definition of chaos includes free will.
  • Clipped-Wing Angel: His larva form.
  • The Corrupter: To Cherubimon. Bokomon also implies that he corrupted Crusadermon and Dynasmon.
  • Creepy Child: His initial form.
  • Devour the Dragon: After Crusadermon and Dynasmon are beaten, he promptly absorbs their data to digivolve into Falldown Mode.
  • Drunk with Power: His backstory. When he arrived to the Digital World and stopped the war he seemed, at first, to had benevolent goals and ruled fairly. But that amount of power quickly corrupted him and turned him into a megalomaniac tyrant that believed that only he could rule the Digital World.
  • Dull Eyes of Unhappiness: When angered by Crusadermon questioning him.
  • Dystopia Justifies the Means: His plan is to enslave the Digital World and purge the Digimon of their free will. After entering Shadowlord Mode, he expands his plans to the human world.
  • Evil Overlord: Especially in Chaos mode, where he is a Demon Lord type.
  • The Evils of Free Will: He does everything but outright say this.
  • Face of an Angel, Mind of a Demon: Almost literally in his initial form, angelic appearance, but underneath it he's Satan.
  • Fallen Angel: He was originally one of the rulers of the Digital World, but was deposed.
  • Famous Last Words: "NOOOOOO!!! It's impossible!!!"
  • Flight: The wings aren't just for show.
  • The Fourth Wall Will Not Protect You: "You must choose to follow me or be destroyed."
  • God of Evil: Shadowlord mode and Lucemon Larva are described as Evil God type Digimon, though his Chaos mode fits the mode to a T as well.
  • Gold and White Are Divine: With this guy, though, it signifies a God of Evil.
  • Gold Makes Everything Shiny: Satan Mode has gold as a secondary color.
  • Good Wings, Evil Wings: Subverted. He has angelic wings in his default form despite him being a fallen angel. Chaos/Falldown Mode has both angelic wings and demonic bat wings.
  • Healing Factor: Due to having absorbed the Digital World's data, he can regenerate in Satan Mode in much the same way that Cherubimon was able to.
  • Icy Blue Eyes: Has them in his first two forms.
  • Knight of Cerebus: The show gets more serious when he's revealed to be behind everything, and when he's freed, the humorous elements almost completely vanish.
  • Knight Templar: Not acting For the Evulz, he actually considers himself bringing order to the Digital World. But he's arguably the biggest killer in the franchise, as he nearly has the world destroyed so he can break free.
  • Large Ham: His speech is much less subdued with each new form. He is hammier in Falldown Mode than in his regular form. His larva form has him yelling at the top of his voice when he's not being a Cold Ham.
  • Light 'em Up: In his first form this is his mode of attack. He can still use it in Chaos mode, this time alongside darkness to great effect. He loses this ability upon reaching Shadowlord mode.
  • Light Is Not Good: He looks like an angel, but is evil as all get out. Combines this with Dark Is Evil in Chaos Mode where he adds the power of darkness to his arsenal.
  • Lightning Bruiser: In his Chaos/Falldown mode.
  • Made of Evil: Satan Mode and presumably his larva form are made of the data that the Digivices couldn't purify.
  • The Man Behind the Man: He was manipulating Cherubimon all along.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He keeps Dynasmon and Crusadermon working for him with false promises that he'll let them rule the human world.
  • Not-So-Well-Intentioned Extremist: He claims he's making a utopia where everyone will be happy, but it's clear this is not him at all. It's just excuse to justify taking away freedom and have complete control over everything.
  • Oh, Crap!: In the Japanese version he starts to panic when Susanoomon breaks into his protective sphere that Satan Mode was carrying.
    • He also has one when Susanoomon splits into Takuya and Koji to avoid his Yin-Yang Bomb.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: Subverted. Destroying and absorbing the Digital World was just the method he used to collect the data he needed to remake it the way he wanted.
  • One-Winged Angel: Well, technically he became a literal Twelve Winged Angel... then a twelve-winged demon, then a twelve-winged larva...
  • Order Versus Chaos: He says that bringing order to the Digital World is his motivation, but he's really just arrogant.
  • Our Angels Are Different: While he looks like an angel and his name is even derived from Lucifer, he isn't any kind of deity of the sort but just a digital construct like everything else.
  • Our Demons Are Different: His later forms are full on demon and throw the "angelic" half of him out the window.
  • Our Dragons Are Different: In his shadowlord mode, he's the dragon from Revelation and looks appropriately monstrous.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: We're talking DBZ level destruction here (his Chaos/Falldown mode even has the same Japanese voice as Frieza, now that one thinks about it).
  • Physical God: Even besides being able to easily destroy celestial bodies with his bare hands, supplemental material says his power in Chaos Mode rivals that of God (or at least the Digimon equivalent). Fridge Brilliance sets in when you realize that in The Bible God is described as a being of bright light and deep shadow.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Despite being child-like in appearance, Lucemon is still powerful enough to go toe-to-toe with the heroes' strongest forms, blow up planets with ease, and absorb two members of the Royal Knights. Afterwards, this trope is averted, as Lucemon ages up into his Chaos Mode.
  • Pride: So much so, his Chaos/Falldown mode is one of the Seven Great Demon Lords and has Pride as his sin. He feels that he and he alone has the right to determine the lives of other beings, and doesn't care who or what he needs to kill if they feel like standing in his way.
  • Psychotic Smirk: His default expression.
  • The Punishment: Subverted. He didn't suffer during his time in the Dark Area, but he's more powerful for having been imprisoned.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Satan Mode.
  • Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: Falldown Mode's Paradise Lost Punch.
  • Red Sky, Take Warning: Downplayed. The sky in the human world was already red due to it being around sunset. His attempt to enter the human world just caused the sky to look more menacing.
  • Satanic Archetype: He is formerly a good angel Digimon who went mad with power, pride and ambition, and attempted to seize complete control of the Digital World as a tyrant. As punishment he was demoted and sealed away. His three forms reflect his story (and the biblical Satan's); his normal form is Lucifer (hence "Lucemon"), his Falldown mode is Satan after falling, and his Satan Mode is as the Dragon of Revelation.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: For most of the series.
  • Seven Deadly Sins: Satan Mode's Nihilism Maelstrom attack conjures symbols representing all seven.
  • Shadow Archetype: To the kids.
  • Smug Snake: Particularly in his Child form, the only emotion he usually shows is condescending, cold disdain towards everyone else.
  • Spam Attack: Aside from actually stinging a target, his only attack in his larva form is shooting large numbers of projectiles from his stinger.
  • Story-Breaker Power: Easily the second strongest character on the show in his rookie form! And he still had two more transformations to make.
  • Super Strength: Almost all Digimon have some degree of this, but Lucemon takes this Up to Eleven. His Falldown mode was able to destroy three moons by piledriving two Digimon into one of them.
  • Taking You with Me: Tries to do this to Susanoomon while in larva mode, even saying the trope name word-for-word. It doesn't work, instead causing the Warriors themselves to manifest and finish him off.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: After the Royal Knights free him, he decides to absorb their data into himself just to make himself more powerful.
  • Unholy Nuke: His Ultimate Sacrifice attack is one that uses light in addition to darkness.
    • All of his attacks in Satan Mode, one of which visually invokes the Seven Deadly Sins.
  • Utopia Justifies the Means: Has this opinion of his view of the Digital World and in the finale attempts to take over the human world.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Both times he finds himself out-matched by Susanoomon, especially the second time.
    Lucemon Larva: You will not stand in the way of my utopia. Prepare for paradise!
  • Wave Motion Gun: Satan Mode's Nihilism Maelstrom attack conjures symbols representing the Seven Deadly Sins and then fires beams from them powerful enough to punch through the walls of train station between worlds to what's left of the Digital World.
  • Yin-Yang Bomb: As Falldown mode.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: When the Royal Knights are finally beaten, he takes their data for himself to go to his Falldown mode, after they had freed him from his prison, no less.

Darcmon, Hippogriffomon, & Murmukusmon

The main antagonists of Island of Lost Digimon, they have been serving as the leaders of human and beast type Digimon for some period of time before the setting of the film. However, they have their own agendas in the conflict. They are the same individual, Murmukusmon, who seeks to revive Ornismon in order to conquer the Digital World.
Voiced by: Tara Platt, Wally Wingert, & Bob Papenbrook respectively (EN), Takako Uehara, Hikaru Midorikawa, & Ken Yamaguchi respectively (JP)

  • Back from the Dead: The revival of Ornismon is one of central plots of the filmnote  and Murmukusmon's Evil Plan. He succeeds. However, he doesn't get to live long enough to exact his goal of ruling the Digital World due to the subsequent resurrection of AncientGreymon and AncientGarurumon.
  • Big-Bad Ensemble: Subverted, due to them being one and the same individual.
  • Breath Weapon: Murmukusmon fires a purple energy blast from his mouth at one point.
  • Bright Is Not Good: In contrast to many other Nightmare Soldier Digimon, Murmukusmon has a bright and colorful art design.
  • Chainmail Bikini: Darcmon.
  • Facial Markings: Subverted with Darcmon, who has markings on her mask instead. Murmukusmon has then around his eyes, though.
  • Fantastic Racism: Exploited by Murmukusmon to make the two factions fight each other and so he could steal the data of those that were killed and reverted to DigiEggs.
  • Gender Bender: Murmukusmon can slide evolve between the feminine appearing Darcmon and more masculine Hippogriffomon.
  • Gold and White Are Divine: Invoked by Darcmon.
  • Jeanne d'Archétype: Invoked. Darcmon is named after Joan D'Arc and acts as a leader for the Human type Digimon, but beyond that has little else in common.
  • Manipulative Bastard: There's a reason it is singular, rather than plural.
  • Our Angels Are Different: Darcmon.
  • Our Demons Are Different: Murmukusmon is named for Murmur who is mentioned in the Ars Goetia.
  • Playing Both Sides: Murmukusmon pits the factions against each other so that he can absorb the data of fallen combatants as well as distract them as he worked on resurrecting Ornismon.
  • Take Over the World: Murmukusmon wants to use Ornismon as a weapon for this.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Bokomon describes Murmukusmon as a shapeshifter.
  • Walking Spoiler: Murmukusmon.
  • War Is Hell: Invoked with both sides in order to goad them into trying to finish each other off quickly and release more data in the process.
  • Would Hurt a Child: He sics Ornismon on Kotemon.

Ornismon

An ancient avian Digimon that was defeated and sealed away on the Lost Island by AncientGreymon and AncientGarurumon.
  • Back from the Dead: It gets revived by the data of the Digimon slain during the island's many battles.
  • Breath Weapon: The only attack we see it use.
  • Feathered Fiend: Considering that it had to be sealed away by AncientGreymon and AncientGarurumon, it's safe to say that Ornismon is one of these.
  • Powered by a Forsaken Child: It comes back by absorbing data from Digimon slain on the island.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Mostly purple and powerful enough that it took everyone working together to slow it down enough for AncientGreymon and AncientGarurumon to finish off.


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