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Taichi Yagami

"Sorry, but this isn't going to go according to your little scenario."

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The hero, a V-Pet owner drawn into the Digimon World after being unable to participate in a V-Pet tournament. Once in the Digimon World, he meets V-dramon, his partner Digimon from that V-Pet.
  • Action Survivor: He's not afraid to get his hands dirty and he even puts himself into harms way with little thought but there isn't much he can do against a Digimon that is not a baby.
  • Ascended Fanboy: It is his history with the virtual pets that get him into this mess in the first place. He is chosen for his skill rather than his fanboyism though. Taichi admits to falling behind the latest trends in the franchise.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis
    • Taichi analyzes the given situation and gives Zero plans of attack.
    • Taught by Experience: He may have had a flawless winning streak with Zero but Taichi did not have a perfect care record with him. Fortunately for him, most of Taichi's mistakes were made prior to arriving in the Digimon world.
  • Badass Cape: Taichi wears one often. And it is indeed badass.
  • Badass Normal: A largely non combative one, except against other normals, but he is willing to risk a lot with the super powered monsters.
  • Broken Pedestal
    • He started off as a fan of Neo's.
    • Save the Villain: Attempted once but all he gets for it are insults. Until the final fight with Daemon.
  • Contrasting Sequel Main Character: While Kentaro is a standoffish loner who avoided situations that would remind him of painful memories unless it was to help someone with a similar problem, Taichi is a silly extrovert who will go out of his way to try and solve problems he has no personal experience with, because of regrets about standing by while a friend was bullied.
  • Determinator: He does not quit easily and never gives up on Zero.
  • Didn't Think This Through: A lot of his plans, but he tries the ideas he's not totally sure of at times when the stakes are low first and then employs what he found to work again when stakes are higher.
  • Dragon Rider: On Zeromaru in the Digimon World, except during periods where Zero refuses to let him ride.
  • Expy: His appearance was drawn from Kentaro of C'mon, his personality was not. Taichi in turn is the template for almost every following Digimon lead hero since, although this is probably more due to the concurrently-produced version of Taichi Yagami of Digimon Adventure.
  • Genre Savvy: He notices a lot of action, suspense and drama tropes that would otherwise fall under rule of perception for the audience.
  • Goggles Do Nothing: Initially played straight, but then subverted by Taichi, who uses the goggles when riding on Zero's back in flight like a pilot would. He also discusses their personal meaning for him.
  • Guile Hero: Taichi in spades. Almost a requirement for him to survive in this manga. Especially in a series where most of the antagonists are strategists themselves.
  • The Hero: Like it needed to be said.
  • Heroic BSoD: Neo was determined to bring this on after their first match, over a virtual pet match.
  • Hot-Blooded: Once he dedicates himself towards something he will rush after it with great earnest. If Taichi ever does take a laid back approach, it is probably a facade.
  • Improbable Hairstyle
    • It somehow stays that way after getting wet.
    • Funny Afro:For one gag.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: Much to the surprise of many of his opponents, and even his allies when they learn just how dangerous this goofy human can be.
  • Magnetic Hero: He inspires many who would have otherwise been too scared to fight Demon's army.
  • The Medic: Mostly basic cleaning and bandaging but he also knows his salves.
  • Merchandise-Driven: The Digimon of choice of every tamer in this manga was available in the first two waves of Digimon virtual pets. Taichi's V-Pet of choice was the original Digital Monster Ver. 1. The thing is that it didn't act like a normal copy of said pet since his Botamon ended up as a V-dramon.
  • Messianic Archetype: Defied, Zero refuses to let him die.
  • Post-Kiss Catatonia: Exaggerated, as mere contact is able to give him this reaction, though in fairness Taichi had gone a pretty long time without seeing a girl at that point.
  • Showy Invincible Hero: Parodied and subverted: Before the story even starts Taichi and Zero have a reputation for having never lost a fight, ever, to the point Lord HolyAngemon's whole plan to save the world amounts to "Lord Demon's over there, go kill him." At first it does not seem like any fight they get in is one they can afford to lose but then they just start running into silly situations that are just a waste of their time and yet manage to "win" anyway. The first fight Taichi can legitimately say they did not win turns out not to lead to their immediate end, leading him to throw a picnic.
  • The Strategist: As strong as Zero is, he is often so outmatched against his opponents that Taichi's help is the only thing that keeps him alive.

Zeromaru

"I'll protect them all!"

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Taichi's partner Digimon, a V-dramon, often called just "Zero". Born from Taichi's Digital Monster Ver.1 virtual pet, he was an anomalous Digimon who wasn't supposed to exist in the devices (this didn't remain the case for long though) and so caused Taichi to be disqualified from the competition. He met Taichi shortly after he was drawn into the Digimon World, taking physical form there.

His evolved forms are as followsnote :

  • Botamon, Koromon and Agumon, his Baby, Baby II and Child forms; note 
  • V-dramon, his Adult form and his form at the beginning. A large blue dragon with three horns.
  • AeroV-dramon, his Perfect form. A larger, more powerful V-Dramon, but his biggest development is growing two great wings.
  • UlforceV-dramon, his Ultimate form. A holy dragon knight dressed in Blue Digizoid armor, with a Laser Blade equipped to his right gauntlet.
  • UlforceV-dramon Future Mode, his Super Ultimate form. Drawing on the power of the Digimental, an immensely powerful warrior.

  • Badass and Child Duo: He has two in Taichi and Rei
  • Berserk Button: Initially it was being insulted. Later it becomes anything he perceives as being malicious against Taichi.
  • Big "SHUT UP!": To lord Vamde before finishing him.
  • Bilingual Bonus: His name is basically 00.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: Ulforce Sabre!
  • Blow You Away: Not the literally intended purpose of the Wind Guardian but he does almost do this to someone on accident
  • Boisterous Bruiser: Zero does enjoy a good fight.
  • Breath Weapon
  • Deflector Shields: The Wind Guardian and Tensegrity shield.
  • Determinator: Zero is willing to be bloodied and broken until the opponent is defeated.
  • Dumb Muscle: Thankfully his Tamer, Taichi, is pretty smart and knowledgeable.
  • 11th-Hour Superpower: Future Mode.
  • Endangered Species: Zero is a phantom dragon type, one of the last extant ancient type Digimon
  • Four-Fingered Hands: Until he goes past V-Dramon. In other works, V-dramon would always be given five fingers for some reason.
  • Genre Blind: At times Zero seems to think he's in a different kind of fighting series. Part of it is retroactive though, since Digimon's tropes were still being cemented during this comic's run.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Briefly while a Patamon helps them navigate through Nightmare Castle he gets jealous, fearing it might take his place.
  • Grievous Harm with a Body: HAMMER ATTACK!
  • Hot-Blooded: It is not hard to set off or fire up Zero and his hotheadedness never really dies down the way Taichi's does...it just gets redirected.
  • I Am Not Weasel: It seems like it would be hard to get his species so wrong, but given the way digimon work in this series, he may not look much like a dragon to everyone who doesn't see him as one. Eventually he gives up on correcting people.
  • Limit Break
  • Mighty Glacier
    • though a little quicker than some expect, many early opponents try to defeat him with their speed.
    • Lightning Bruiser: After becoming AeroVeedramon, becomes one of the fast moving bruiser variety, much to the surprise of many of his foes.
  • My Hero Zero: And alone he likely would have been a zero, but together with Taichi he gained a 100% winning streak.
  • Mythology Gag: Much about Zero calls back to C'mon Digimon.
  • Our Dragons Are Different: Like Airdramon, Zero breathes arrows instead of fire. Unlike Airdramon, Zero is not serpentine or based on a Chinese long.
  • Power Gives You Wings: His evolution to AeroV-dramon was pretty much all about this.
  • Prehistoric Monster: His initial designated type "Phantom Dragon" is in reference to V-dramon basically being a Digimon cryptid. No one remembers it because it's an ancient form. AeroV-dramon even more so, as it is remembered but so obscure those who do know of it don't make the initial connection to V-Dramon, or rather are convinced that Zero's initial form looks so unimpressive it couldn't possibly be related to the legend.
  • Scary Teeth: AeroV-dramon only
  • Shout-Out: Try not to shout "Breast Burn!!!" when UlforceV-dramon uses Shining V Force.
  • Take My Hand: Which is denied by his Tamer.
  • Undying Loyalty: But not initially
  • Unstoppable Rage:Subverted, Zero's rage is both what keeps him alive and is almost his undoing
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Zero doesn't like ghosts.

Gabo

"...Fools have all the energy."

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A Gabumon residing at Holy Angel Castle, he was the first to find Taichi and was subsequently tasked to serve as his guide and advisor.
  • Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: That is not his own fur.
  • Art Evolution: How much of a Gabumon is them and how much is the fur they wear has changed over time, as seen here, his claws are his own or at least fit like gloves but they were more like the ends of sleeves by the time Digimon Adventure rolled around. In this comic the size of his eyes fluctuate, starting smaller most of the time but ending up larger and rounder.
  • Clothing Damage: It ends up becoming the advantage he needed when out matched by a monster attacking Taichi.
  • Cowardly Lion: Not immediately apparent, but he has stood up to higher level Digimon when the occasion calls for it (and when it doesn't).
  • Deadpan Snarker: From the start but more so as time goes on. He starts out more frantic than deadpan.
  • Diving Save: For Igamon
  • Exotic Equipment: One possible interpretation of Gabo's freakout over his fur coat. At any rate he is very protective of it.
  • Hero-Worshipper: Downplayed. He fulfills the exposition for the reader right off the bat but not much else. It takes a while for him to even like the heroes.
  • Horn Attack: Not that it ever does him much good
  • Improvised Weapon: His frying pan, as seen in the picture
  • Mr. Exposition
    • At first, as he was appointed to be Zero and Taichi's guide.
    • The Watson: Yes, he is both of these for Taichi, explaining and being explained too
  • Playing with Fire: PETIT FIRE!
  • Plucky Comic Relief: Especially in later chapters when he stops being used as much for exposition
  • Taken for Granite: Only partially by a Cocaktrimon.
  • You Fool!: Directed at Taichi and Zero often, though only justified about half the time. They are ignorant to a lot of the Digimon World but not to the degree he assumes.

Leo

"Don't overestimate yourself, brat!"

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A Leomon who serves as the commander of Lord HolyAngemon's army. He is a hard taskmaster, but is wholly devoted to the protection of Holy Angel Castle and is kinder than he would like to let on.

His evolved forms are as follows:

  • Leomon, his Adult and the form he takes initially.
  • Panjyamon, his Perfect form. A white, ice-themed Palette Swap of Leomon.
  • Regulumon, his Ultimate form. An enormous muscular lion warrior.

  • Badass Cape: As Regulumon.
  • Benevolent Boss: Not quite from the start, but seeing a human raise a monster capable of defeating one of his prized trainees makes him reconsider his methods.
  • Determinator: He will not let you end the light that illuminates the future.
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty: To Taichi's annoyance. It is later revealed Leo feels circumstance has forced him to be.
  • Elemental Punch: ICE BEAST FIST!
  • Expecting Someone Taller: His impression of Arkadimon.
  • Four-Star Badass: It is unclear if he is a commander or general, as the two terms seem to be used interchangeably.
  • Good Counterpart: To Etemonkey
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: One scar over his eye
  • Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: No shirt variety
  • Hand Blast: Among the moves Neo guesses he came up with to defeat him.
  • An Ice Person: As Panjyamon.
  • King of Beasts: Becomes more apparent as Regulumon
  • Large and in Charge: Regulumon. Dear god, Regulumon.
  • Mega Neko: He is in the shape of a man and walks like one but otherwise looks like a Lion.
  • Negated Moment of Awesome: Invoked on him by Neo
    "Sneak attack...is cowardly."
  • Panthera Awesome: A giant lion man who trains and leads an army of monsters.
  • Puny Earthlings: He changes his tune though.
  • Sacrificial Lion: For the only time in the franchise's history, averted!
  • Sword Beam: Another thing he develops one later on.
  • Too Many Belts: Three on his left arm
  • Took a Level in Kindness: His soldiers are forever grateful to Taichi, who showed Leo you don't have to be mean to train strong fighters...not that Leo ever stopped being tough.
  • Underground Monkey: It is kind of hard to tell his Leomon and Panjyamon forms apart on panels that do not have color. Not just here but in the general franchise, except that the latter has colder, stronger moves.
  • Warts and All: He initially didn't think much of Taichi or Zero but unlike Gabo, he knew right away they were the ones Lord HolyAngemon called and unlike Gekovitch, has no grudges acknowledging their merits once proven, even if he doesn't like their antics.
  • Would Hurt a Child: But only when he thinks it is necessary (see Drill Sargent Nasty above), he actually does not like harming children and is abhorred at the sight of someone who enjoys it.

Gekovitch

"Humans are all worthless!"

A TonosamaGekomon who worked for Lord HolyAngemon, and inadvertently tested Taichi and Zeromaru in combat for him.


Lord HolyAngemon

"A disaster has befallen this continent…no, the entire world…"

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The ruler of the Holy Angel Castle, the force responsible for fending off Demon's assault on the Digimon World, and the one responsible for drawing Taichi into the Digimon World to help out.

His evolved forms are as follows:

  • HolyAngemon, his Perfect form and his default form. There are two variations on this form: he spends most of his time in the white-robed Priest Mode, but can transform into the armoured Battle Mode.
  • Seraphimon, his first Ultimate form. An immensely powerful ten-winged angel dressed in ornate blue armour.
  • Dominimon, his second Ultimate form. Accessed after his loss to Arkadimon and the subsequent drop of his Win Ratio, a six-winged blue angel of lesser power than Seraphimon.

  • Benevolent Boss: It is probably a part of why he is losing the war, as he does not subject his subjects to the extent Demon does to win. He is willing to put his own safety on the line rather than sacrifice his principles.
  • Big Good: Taichi and Zero might be the protagonists but they are technically working for him.
  • Call to Adventure: A variant, in that he takes the hero away from home to see if he can handle it before asking if he's willing to continue.
  • Cool Helmet
    • We see him in at least three different ones
    • The Faceless: and never without one
  • Determined Defeatist: He does not actually think he can turn around the war against Demon, he says this anyway but you would not believes he thinks so based on his actions.
  • Gold and White Are Divine
    • When he armors up for battle
    • Heavenly Blue: Seraphimon is consistently colored blue
  • Green Is Blue:Dominimon is coloured green sometimes.
  • Holy Hand Grenade: His ranged attacks
  • I Did What I Had to Do: Lord HolyAngemon preemptively tells Neo not to think badly of him for cutting his plans short.
  • In the BackAttempted in Dominimon for
  • Knight in Shining Armor: Appears to be partly based on one, when he's in combat anyway.
  • Knight In Sour Armor: He tells Taichi pretty early on that he thinks the war with Demon is a hopeless one and isn't going to pressure him if he doesn't want to fight it. Despite that he shows no signs of quitting and gives Demon's forces one last chance to reconsider when they're at his doorstep.
  • Laser Blade: Present in all forms for close combat
  • Light 'em Up
    • All of his special attacks.
    • Light Is Good: Well, he represents light in Neo's reckoning and his cause is as good as any.
  • Man in White: When not wearing his armor
  • Our Angels Are Different: Just by being an angel made of data but he is a step above all the other angel monsters that work for him too.
  • Power Gives You Wings: Metaphorically speaking. Note that Dominimon, who is less powerful than Seraphimon, has fewer wings than Seraphimon does. Similarly, HolyAngemon's Priest Mode only has two wings, compared to his eight-winged Battle Mode.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: Yes, he does fight. And it was awesome.
  • Weapons That Suck: "Gate, of heaven, suck in the evil ones!"
  • Willfully Weak: He had the power to become Seraphimon all along, but opted not to use it because its power unsettled his people.
  • Winged Humanoid: He has multiple wings in every form he takes
  • The Worf Effect: As with the Digimon tradition, Seraphimon.

Lord Whamon

"If only I were a little younger, I could fight that Demon myself..."

The guardian of the Net Ocean, and the one who gave Taichi his Digivice 01.


Gon

"I'm burning up."

A Gomamon living in the Net Ocean, who regularly braves the dangers of the Ocean to keep Lord Whamon informed of the events of the wider world.

His evolved forms are as follows:

  • Ikkakumon, his Adult form and the form he takes as the new guardian of the Net Ocean. A giant furred walrus with a single horn.

Rei Saiba

"I was looking at my pc at home when suddenly the screen flashed."

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The younger sister of Neo Saiba, who was found by Taichi wandering the Digimon World alone and subsequently joined him. She was paralyzed from the waist down some time before entering the Digimon World, and the accident weighs heavily on both Neo and Hideto.
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: To Neo, before he had to push her around in a wheel chair even
  • Big Brother Worship: Not anymore but in the back story
  • Cynicism Catalyst: Her accident for herself, Neo and Hideto. Herself the least as she got over it.
  • Distressed Damsel: Subverted once when she leaves voluntarily, played straight twice.
  • Expy: Sora Takenouchi resembles her, but that's really where the similarities end.
  • Feminine Women Can Cook: She's at least a better cook than Gabo.
  • For Your Own Good: She is never told outright but her accident and injury is the primary motivation for everything Neo and Hideto do in serving Demon.
  • Guilt Complex: It's masked by her sunny disposition, but it's there.
  • I Can't Feel My Legs: In the Digimon World, her ability to walk is restored temporarily, but otherwise this is her situation.
  • Living Emotional Crutch: She thought she acted as this to Neo but didn't get through.
  • The Load: Accused of being by Gabo, initially. He later decides she's not so bad.
  • Mistaken for Spies: Lord HolyAngemon's forces are usually suspicious of her.
  • Not Disabled In VR: She lost the use of her legs after an accident, but when she comes to the Digital World she can walk again, though she still can't feel anything through her legs somehow.
  • Plucky Girl: It is an act, but only partially. She is a lot pluckier than her brother, despite being the injured one and only overacts because he is the opposite of plucky.
  • The Pollyanna: How she was viewed by Hideto and kind of was until he and Neo went crazy(see guilt complex)
  • Punny Name: It translates both into companion and zero, you can figure out the rest.

Igamon

"I'm in your debt."

A ninja Digimon in the service of Lord HolyAngemon, assigned to observe Demon's castle. He departed to warn Taichi of the birth and evolution of Arkadimon and Lord HolyAngemon of Neo's impending charge. Later he joined Taichi's group for a good part of their journey to Demon's castle.


  • Cephalothorax: He is a giant dressed up face with stubby limbs
  • Distressed Dude: Captured by Mari and Rosemon while traveling to notify Lord HolyAngemon of the impending assault by Neo.
  • Failure Hero: During and after the encounter with Mari, he spends quite a while fretting about this.
  • Flaming Sword
    • He sticks it in a fire to get the effect, it is not a special ability.
    • Dance Battler: He has an attack named after the concept though. Fire Waltz Sword!
  • Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!: To Zero, despite being at a lower level it works.
  • I Owe You My Life: To Gabo
  • Ninja: "I am a shadow"
  • Plucky Comic Relief: Though this is better than Taichi's first impression of him. This Ninjamon can back up what he says, but most of his more useful actions are off panel.
  • Stealth Expert: Not perfect but Etemonkey and Neo never catch onto him.

Pal and Pul

"It’s not easy having such a dumb brother."

A brother-and-sister duo of PetitMamon. They initially "served" Demon, but eventually became disillusioned with him and started following Rei around.


  • Airvent Passageway: Being small and flight capable, it is more sensible for them than most examples.
  • All There in the Manual: Their species' name wasn't identified in the manga, only years later in the Digimon Reference Book.
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: Pul's childish innocence is not very endearing to his sister. While not outright stated, their relationship does parallel the Saiba's, which Pul subtly points out to Pal's chagrin.
  • Ass-Kicking Pose: Pal takes the crane kick when caught sneaking through Demon castle.
  • Broken Pedestal
    • Pul starts off as a big fan of both Neo and Demon. It doesn't last.
    • Evil Is Cool: The in universe reason why Pul thought they were cool, both being "scary" and "strong". Turns out he didn't have much stomach for actual acts of evil
  • Carry a Big Stick: Pal's stick is pretty small but only because she's small
  • Cheerful Child: Pul, Pal can get moody
  • Cute Little Fangs: Even cuter when they try to look tough
  • Good Is Not Nice: Pal is mischievous and condescending, but does not want to hurt anybody besides Pul.
  • Horned Humanoid: Curved downwards, suggesting they would be blunt force if ever used.
  • Hostage for MacGuffin: Pal's plans for getting Neo's autograph for Pul before she becomes convinced Neo's too crazy for it to work.
  • Huge Rider, Tiny Mount: For Rei, though it takes them a great effort to do so.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: Though they do somethings to move the plot forward and help other characters to a degree, they mostly show up for gags.
  • Snot Bubble: Pul, always
  • Tertiary Sexual Characteristics: Pal has eyelashes
  • Those Two Guys: More so that guy and his sister.
  • Winged Humanoid: And they can fly, despite how tiny those wings are.

    Lord Demon and his forces 

Lord Demon

"My super ultimate egg is about to awaken…I can’t let them interfere with the birth of my beloved child…"

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The antagonist, a power-hungry Demon Lord Digimon who seeks to conquer the world.

His evolved forms are as follows:

  • Daemon, his Ultimate form and his default form.
  • Daemon Super Ultimate, his Super Ultimate form, attained by killing and absorbing Arkadimon Super Ultimate from within. A more humanoid take on Daemon, wielding immense power.

  • Big Bad: The opposing force to Lords Whamon and HolyAngemon
  • Breath Weapon: Algol's flame!
  • Casting a Shadow: Dark Spreader!
  • Dystopia Justifies the Means: He truly believes the Digimon World will be better off under him, regardless of how miserable it would make anyone who lives in it.
  • Emotion Control: How he's swayed his more unlikely followers.
  • Evil Counterpart
    • In the broader Digimon canon, Daemon is treated as a Fallen Angel counterpart to Seraphimon, the evolved form of HolyAngemon. This puts the relationship between Lord Demon and Lord HolyAngemon in quite a new light.
    • Demon's also a kind of Shadow Archetype to LordHolyAngemon, being just as powerful but opting to use his power to intimidate rather than hold back for the sake of his subjects.
  • Good Wings, Evil Wings: Note he's the only one on this page with tattered wings.
  • Mutants: He, and several other antagonists are described as such. (Outside of this comic, very few of them actually are, even many mutant monsters created in this series tend to get different labels)
  • No Nose: Until he turns super ultimate.
  • Offing the Offspring: If one takes the above quote literally, this was his plan from the very start!
  • Olympus Mons: Of a Demon Lords and Archdevils variety. In the broader canon, he's a member of the Seven Great Demon Lords, representing the sin of Wrath.
  • Orcus on His Throne: Justified, as he is guarding the super ultimate egg and is winning the war anyway.
  • Our Demons Are Different
    • A computer virus demon.
    • Just for Pun, a meta-example. This incarnation of Daemon decides to discard the Black Cloak sported by his multiversal brethren. To make-up for it, he's the only one who gets to kick it up a notch.
  • Rubber Man: In Super Ultimate form.
  • Spikes of Villainy
    • Even his hair is spiky.
    • Horned Humanoid: He never makes use of them either, so it is probably just to make him look more evil or something.
  • Straw Hypocrite: He explains to Etemonkey that monsters fight better when tamed by humans. He actually believed the opposite, but needed to convince Neo to work for him.
  • The Social Darwinist: The reason he made war in the relatively peaceful Digimon World. And his motivation for attacking the human world. It's his duty to destroy creatures weaker than him, wherever they may be.
  • The Virus: His manipulations are referred to as the "dark virus" in a metaphorical way.
  • You Have Outlived Your Useful Ness: At least three times on panel and he threatens Neo in this way once.

Etemonkey

"This should be interesting…but no matter how many weaklings you throw at me, I guarantee you’ll never win!!"

An Etemon serving as a subordinate of Demon, tasked with obstructing Taichi's quest for the V-Tamer Tags.


Lord Vamde

"There's no way they can get out of my illusionary hell!"

This subordinate of Etemonkey's was responsible for destroying a village and enslaving most of its population to make way for his castle. He was later assigned to guard the tag of illusions but was more concerned with tormenting Taichi and Zero than keeping it away from them. Despite this, he ended up being the longest lasting of the tag guardians, later joining the vanguard of Neo's first major offensive.

His evolved forms are as follows:

  • Vamdemon: A perfect level monster resembling masked blonde man who fancies himself an aristocrat and lives in a castle overshadowing a ruined village.
  • VenomVamdemon: An ultimate level monster resembling a horned head giant with bat like wings who is little more than a brute, personality wise.

Neo Saiba

"Now disappear from our utopia, bugs!"

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An arrogant tamer who first encountered Taichi in the V-Pet tournament at the beginning. He too was drawn into the Digimon World, this time by Demon, and serves him as the tamer of the "super ultimate" Digimon, Arkadimon. Before Arkadimon was born, Neo was the tamer of multiple Digimon, discarding those who lost in combat.
  • Action Survivor: Neo is even less physically active or imposing than Taichi but he is rather good at surviving giant monster encounters.
  • Ascended Fanboy: In this case it was his obsession with Digimon that got him caught up in events but his skill level was comparable to Taichi's all the same.
  • Complexity Addiction: His early setbacks can be blamed on this, from the start Gabo mutters that Neo could have halted their progress without ever needing to confront or fight them and even though he is very successful he is ultimately undone by his own complicated scenarios.
  • The Devil: Hysterically called so by Gabo but he also employs a few devil looking monsters. One of his off panel creations even looks like the classic goat figure(more than fertility god Pan, who it's nominally based on)
  • Disney Villain Death: Teased but it doesn't happen.
  • The Dragon: At least, until Demon is usurped. Demon's army gets noticeably stronger under him.
  • Easily Forgiven: Somewhat jarring, considering they are doing a pretty good job to make you hate him.
  • Egopolis: He wants one
  • Emotions Versus Stoicism: Neo prefers his monsters silent and emotionless, believing their feelings hinder their ability to follow his scenarios.
  • Evil Counterpart: Is everything Tai is not, a sadistic bully and a tyrant who callously uses and abuses those around him. His partners are mirrors to Zeromaru's growth—-Compare Deathmon's appearance to AeroVeedramon and Arkadimon's line to UlforceVeedramon's. The parallels are striking.
  • Eviler Than Thou: To Etemonkey and he attempts this with Demon.
  • I Reject Your Reality: Because in reality he is not the best Tamer, his plans are not full proof and his sister does not appreciate what he does for her. So, yeah, he kind of has to because the plot would not last if he was not crazy.
  • Irony: Nicer people just assume Zero is a glitch, but Shinichiro Josaki accuses Taichi of cheating by making a new monster. Not only because Shinichiro did that himself but also because it's Neo's modus operandi.
  • Karma Houdini: Tries to cause an apocalypse for the sake of his sister. Does neither listen to, nor hesitate to forcefully imprison said sister when she disagrees with him. Gleefully deletes (read: kills) monsters in cold blood, even if all they want is his appreciation. Already shows this mentality even before Demon's supposed influence. But all that is forgotten when he saves Taichi's life at the end, and he gets away scot-free.
  • Kick the Dog: Neo does this constantly, partly to remind us that he's gone off the deep end, morally speaking.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Or at least he thinks he is. Demon is the real manipulator here.
  • Pitiful Worms/Glitch Character: Neo doesn't like bugs of any kind.
  • Punny Name: Neo is an anagram of "one", and "zero" is a possible translation of his sister's name.
  • Rapid-Fire Typing: He can type faster than most people can speak.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: A fan of them.
  • Scarf Of Asskicking: In a visual contrast to Taichi's cape.
  • Serious Business: The stakes of the story are high but Neo is willing to risk them all to settle grudges over battles he did not even lose, one involving a virtual pet!
  • Smug Snake.
  • The Sociopath: Subverted on the account that his entire scheme was revealed to start from her sister's accident.
  • Token Evil Teammate: By the end of the manga.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Those who say this are possibly looking back through nostalgia goggles, as he was always something of an ass, but he unarguably got worse.
  • Villainous BSoD: caused by Rei once she finally get through to him.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: The world Neo wants to create wouldn't be so bad to live in and his reasons are respectable enough. His way of getting to that goal is the problem; that, and the fact Lord Demon is the one who's benefiting.
  • You Have Failed Me: This is how he got a 100% win record: by deleting every Digimon he ever had that lost even once. One survived, though.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: It starts with his old Greymon and just gets worse from there.

Arkadimon

"Gaa-aa-aa!"

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Neo's final partner Digimonin the Digimon World. The immensely powerful "super ultimate" Digimon which Demon selected Neo to raise. All of Arkadimon's evolved forms are named "Arkadimon", each appended with the level to indicate the difference. Its evolutions will ultimately end with an Eldritch Abomination, or so it is said. Neo has other plans.
  • Big Eater
    • Yeah, half of its attacks involve eating anything and anyone.
    • Extreme Omnivore: It can eat practically anything if it really sets itself on it.
  • Combat Tentacles: In many of its forms.
  • A Dog Named "Dog": The comic already did away with it for previous characters but this is the real subversion, since it is known as ___mon you'd assume it was just going as "dog" but that's not the case! We aren't even told what the species names are for any of its forms.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Zero.
  • Eyeless Face: At the ultimate (mega) level.
  • Four-Fingered Hands: subverted by the adult stage.W
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: That appetite of his does him in, as do Neo's plans to make him stronger. Devouring Daemon allows him to eat Arkadimon from the inside out.
  • Hyperactive Metabolism: Yeah, like a video game protagonist but to a visibly regenerative degree
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Its best known scene involves this.
  • Implacable Man: Arkadimon will not stop so long as Neo wants it to keep going. At times it will keep going even when he does not.
  • In the Back:stopping all of Leo's momentum.
  • Irony: Neo named it after Arcadia but the Digimon Dictionary suggests the species real name may be Arcadaemon. So close, yet so far.
  • Life Drain: Data drain, exile spear and dystopia lances are named in the comic but others are used to be named later: soul absorption and prison fist.
  • Lightning Bruiser: hit a level earlier than Zero.
  • Meaningful Name: Despite Neo starting that he is named for Arcadia, his real inspiration is the concept of the archdevil, also called the Arch Demon. As in a program, or part of a program, which is not invoked explicitly but lies dormant waiting for some event. This is exactly what undoes Arkadimon.
  • Monster Progenitor: Was going to be one before time constraints cut the plot short. Is still this to Neo Devimon and Callismon.
  • Mutants: Like Demon, no other source refers to it as such, despite having been identified as one when it debuted here.
  • No Mouth: Every form after the first one the reader observes (and even then it is not immediately obvious) ...until suddenly...
  • Non-Indicative Name: All of its named attacks make sense, except for Dot Matrix, though that's the only one confirmed to be named by Neo. The god version only makes sense in the Up to Eleven way.
  • Olympus Mons: Prior to Neo naming it, it is simply known as the Super ultimate (even though it technically is not at that level until the end.)
  • Only a Flesh Wound: Circulation, closed off cavities, bone structure? Who really needs those?
  • Pintsized Powerhouse: until later
  • Power Gives You Wings
    • And takes away any chance you thought you had of killing it.
    • Giant Flyer: Where it is going toward.
  • Rapid Aging: It has already reached the in training/baby 2 stage before it got out of the incubator its egg is in!
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: The first four forms we actually see.
  • Retractable Appendages/Retractable Weapon: Which trope it qualifies more for depends on the form Arkadimon is in.
  • Self-Made Orphan:If one takes Demon's words literally, then it aimed to be one.
  • Tyke-Bomb: The purpose of its birth is to destroy a world. Okay not really but that's what everyone is allowed to believe.
  • The Unintelligible: Neo claims to understand him but that doesn't change that all his text boxes are filled with gibberish no one else can.
  • Yin-Yang Bomb: Not an attack or power but something Neo believed it was necessary for its development.

MetalGreymon

"Fate didn't desert me."

The guardian of the Metal Empire Tamer Tag. Formerly a Greymon belonging to Neo, he was discarded and deleted after a lost battle, but pulled himself together, mechanised his body and evolved to MetalGreymon out of sheer determination to survive and prove his true worth to Neo. Neo, for his part, wasn't interested.


Callismon

"You're being unreasonable."

One of the first artificial Digimon created by Neo, born by merging a Grizzmon with a sample of the power data of Arkadimon. It was dispatched to apprehend Rei during her escape from Demon's castle, but was stopped by the arrival of Taichi and Zero.


  • Badass Boast: Its constant boasts that it is a "new Digimon for a new age", well beyond the average sort of Digimon previously faced by Taichi and Zero.
  • Bears Are Bad News: Yes, the perfect thing to make Neo's army even worse
  • Bio-Augmentation: This is what the data from the super ultimate egg does to a lowly Grizzlymon.
  • Hand Cannon
  • Improbable Use of a Weapon: He uses his gun as a shield.
  • LEGO Genetics: Sort of justified, because it's all data.
  • Make Way for the New Villains: He was supposed to be demonstrate the potential of a bunch of new monsters known as the Genome Digimon, but not many got designed before the guys working on the comic decided they didn't have enough time.
  • Natural Weapon: DEEP FOREST!
  • Quirky Miniboss Squad: Was supposed to be part of one but the other three were scrapped to meet the deadline. You can still see them in two panels if you look close enough.
  • Sadly Mythtaken: In universe, Neo named him after a female figure. Apparently the boy really did not know too much about Arcadia.
  • Scary Teeth: Brown bears usually have a dental structure similar to human's but Callismon's mouth is full of fangs, fangs just like Zero's. Likey an intentional design choice by Neo.
  • Shockwave Stomp: Or rather he punches the ground. Not a special attack, more like an act of frustration.
  • This Cannot Be!:when things really go south for him.
  • Tiny-Headed Behemoth: Callismon's head is rather out of scale with the rest of its body.
  • Wake-Up Call Boss: The first non-Alias III Digimon to really put up much of a fight to Zeromaru as AeroV-dramon.
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     The Alias III 

Sigma

"Why would I talk with you?"

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The "Alias I", a highly introverted masked boy who communicates solely through a vocalisation program on his computer, feeling this is the only way he can express himself. His partner Digimon is Piemon.
  • Annoying Laugh: He feels the need to type hahaha through his machine.
  • Ascended Fanboy: Had apparently had his partner for awhile before meeting Neo.
  • Beneath the Mask: By putting on a mask
  • Blinding Bangs: In the epilogue, without his mask.
  • Cool Mask: It's similar to that of Piemon, but covers his entire face.
  • Dead Sidekick: It is probably the single most spoiled event in the comic but we will keep it blanked out anyway, just in case.
  • Evil Genius
  • Merchandise-Driven: Based on Piemon's existence, Sigma probably originally owned a Pendulum 3.0 Nightmare Soldiers virtual pet.
  • No One Will Ever Know: Played with. He wants to be himself, but after he learned what his "real" friends were really like, chat rooms were the only place he was comfortable enough to do so, symbolically demonstrated by constantly wearing his mask.
  • Rapid-Fire Typing: He types words about as fast as one can be expected to speak them. He can type faster than Taichi can upload commands.or so he thinks
  • Stepford Smiler: What he used to be before discovering online chat.
  • Synthetic Voice Actor: He types words and a feature in his mask pronounces them.

Piemon

"Are you going to keep dodging forever?"

Sigma's partner.


Mari Gotokuji

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The "Alias II", a cold and sadistic girl who plays up a flighty bimboish facade to confuse her opponents. Her partner Digimon is Rosemon.
  • Alpha Bitch
  • Ascended Fanboy: Though she does not seem to like her Digimon at first, it is just part of a charade and she has been at the taming thing for awhile.
  • Cam Whore: She implies that she regularly did a toned-down version of this on the internet before being recruited by Neo.
  • Confusion Fu: Her task in confronting Taichi. She does a damn good job of it.
  • Dead Sidekick: All because that Rosemon was insistent on defending her honor.
  • Dark Chick
  • The Ditz: She's actually the best strategist of Alias three, maybe even better than Neo considering their respective resources and results.
  • Innocent Fanservice Girl: As part of her Confusion Fu, she seems to attempt to invoke this in-universe by having her top be blown off by Zeromaru's wind defenses.
  • Kick Them While They Are Down: To Rei's disgust
  • Merchandise-Driven: Based on Rosemon's existence, Mari probably originally owned a Pendulum 4.5 Wind Guardians virtual pet.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: And niceness
  • Say It with Hearts: Up until Neo hits a nerve
  • Stripperiffic: Everything she wears! It is part of her hobby/job, if that makes it any better.
  • Teen Idol: The best way to describe her previous aspirations before settling on "queen of the new world".
  • Took a Level in Kindness: She becomes friends with Taichi and Rei after they get back to the human world, and was in the process of doing so even before then when she decided she did not want to hear Geckovitch talk them down

Rosemon

"If you can’t fly, you’re no better than a stupid dog."

Mari's partner.


Hideto Fujimoto

"I thought these days would continue forever..."'

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The "Alias III" of the Alias III, a trio of tamers convened by Neo to serve him. Hideto was a friend of Neo and Rei long before the events of the manga, and never quite got over Rei's accident. His two partner Digimon are Warg and Melga.

Warg and Melga

"If you have a plan then don't worry about me!"

Hideto's dual partner Digimon, a WarGreymon and MetalGarurumon respectively. They spend most of their time jogressed together into Omegamon, an immensely powerful holy knight Digimon.


  • Arm Cannon: There is a reason Omegamon was said to have the highest attack power among the vaccines.
  • Badass Cape: Omegamon, which even serves him in combat
  • Cyborg: Melga
  • Fusion Dance: Omegamon, obviously. Fusion Dancing and reverting from it forms the backbone of Hideto's combat strategies.
  • Gameplay and Story Integration/Early Installment Weirdness: Taking more cues from the early pets than any future adaptations to follow it, WarGreymon and MetalGarurumon are not the powerhouses later fans know them as but are noted to be pretty weak. Omegamon is a very strong Mega, one of if not the best actually available, but not quite as strong as Our War Game would imply. Later V-Pets would bump all three monsters up to levels resembling those seen in Digimon Adventure.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: He can freeze Digimon champion level and below in their tracks with just a gaze
  • Hope Springs Eternal: Neo refuses to believe them despite the evidence.
  • I Let You Win: Omegamon took Zero's Dragon Impulse on purpose and didn't let Hideto jogress Warg and Melga because he realised that Taichi and Zero really were good guys.
  • Implacable Man: Properly motivated, Omegamon will not stop, even when the Digivice 01 says there is no way it should be able to keep moving. Even without a motive, it is still seemingly indestructible.
  • Instant Awesome: Just Add Dragons!: Warg, though technically a dinosaur...
  • Irony: A warg is a type of wolf, so you would think the two would have each other's name.
  • Knight Templar: Or not but Omegamon is a Royal Knight, after all, with an appearance to match.
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: Those skinny arms and legs are strong
  • The Musketeer: Arm cannonteer? Well it has a sword to complement it.
  • Non-Mammalian Hair: Warg
  • Not So Stoic: Most of the silence was really suppression
  • The Paladin
    • In reputation but the personality is not too far off either
    • Noble Wolf: Melga qualifies by extension
  • Retractable Weapon: Two of them in its arms
  • Self-Sacrifice Scheme: Twice, as if trying to live up to his paladin reputation
  • Sole Survivor: Of the Alias III's partner Digimon.


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