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Taichi "Tai" Kamiya

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Tai is the first season's leader, and bearer of the Crest of Courage. He's a reckless blockhead at times, willing to jump into anything, and this gets him into serious trouble when he gets the idea in his head that, since the Digital World is digital, he can't be killed. The realization that this isn't the case freezes him right in his tracks, and when he overcomes it, he makes the proper jump from "not afraid" to "courageous." Despite his recklessness, he's a warm, encouraging guy, very friendly, and the team just doesn't work without him.

It was because Tai picked the Agumon card in this timeline that open the rifts to pokearth, and Tai feels responsible for bringing such chaos to another world.

  • Anime Hair: One of anime's famous examples
  • Berserk Button: Upon learning Myotismon's army set up a bounty on Kari, Tai charged out to Saffron seeking her out.
  • Big Brother Instinct: He'll go crazy when Kari is in danger. She's also the only one who convince him everyone needed rest after fighting Venom Myotismon then go after the Dark Masters
  • Big Eater: When the Pokemon Center allowed them free food for being heroes, boy did Tai and Agumon took advantage of this!
  • The Hero: Of the Digimon side
  • Goggles Do Nothing: The progenitor of this trend, by proxy of Digimon V-Tamer 01.
  • Fearless Fool: Willing to charge into battle with little thought.
  • Figure It Out Yourself: Just like in the anime, when Tai asked Piximon how to bet the Dark Masters, the little pixie just replied him with this.
  • Hotblooded: Why else is his digimon fiery?
  • Heroic BSoD: Upon his arrival into a Pokemon Center, he is reminded of hospitals. Fans who remember a certain episode during the Machinedramon mini-arc will recall why.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Holds the burden for starting the Mon Wars.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Matt's blue.
  • Shonen Hair: Even more apparent nowadays without his goggle-strap-reinforced headband to hold it up.
  • The Atoner: Feels responsible for bringing in the digimon to Pokearth, as he choose the wrong card

Agumon

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Tai's Digimon partner, who resembles an orange baby Tyrannosaurus. Like most, he has a personality similar to his Digidestined partner, if a little less hot-headed.

His digivolutions are as follows:

  • In-Training: Koromon(Normal-type)
  • Rookie: Agumon (Fire-type)
  • Champion: Greymon (Fire-type)
  • Ultimate: MetalGreymon (Fire/Steel-type)
  • Mega: WarGreymon (Dragon/Steel)

Yamato "Matt" Ishida

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Matt wants everyone to think he's a brooding bad boy, but he's actually rather sensitive. He has issues trusting people (himself most of all), and he's very overprotective of his younger brother, TK. This causes him to be very cautious (although not as cautious as Joe), which results in a lot of clashes with the get-out-and-go Tai. Despite (or perhaps thanks to) all this, his crest is Friendship.

Gabumon

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Matt's partner, a horned yellow reptile-like Digimon who, rather oddly, appears to wear a skin of white fur rather than having a natural coat. Something of a milder Foil to Matt, he often criticizes his selfish moments but sticks by him regardless.

His digivolutions are as follows:

  • In-Training: Tsunomon (Normal-type)
  • Rookie: Gabumon (Fire/Ice-type)
  • Champion: Garurumon (Ice-type)
  • Ultimate: WereGarurumon (Ice/Fighting-type)
  • Mega: MetalGarurumon (Ice/Steel-type)

Sora Takenouchi

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The group's mother figure, and owner of the Crest of Love. Sora is a sweet girl, but doesn't really see that aspect of herself very well. She spends most of her time mediating fights between Tai and Matt, and keeping the group in line. She doesn't always have the patience for it, but she tries anyway.

Biyomon (Piyomon)

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Sora's pink-feathered bird-like partner, who often causes her some angst with her loyalty and gentleness. More than a bit hyper.

Her digivolutions are as follows:

  • In-Training: Yokomon (Normal-type)
  • Rookie: Biyomon (Fire/Flying-type)
  • Champion: Birdramon (Fire/Flying-type)
  • Ultimate: Garudamon (Fire/Flying-type)

Koushirou "Izzy" Izumi

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Basically, Izzy is the one who can actually think his way out of a paper bag, which is only supported by his Crest of Knowledge. He's very curious and logical, and somewhat unsure of himself socially. He carries around a laptop computer, and his reactions to various problems are nearly always a variation on "If I learn enough, I can fix it."

His biological parents died when he was very young, and his father's cousins adopted him, having recently lost a child of their own. They kept this a secret from him, but he accidentally heard them talking about it, and was devastated. After this, Izzy sank himself into his computer as an escape, probably to learn everything he could. At the same time, he loves his parents deeply and is very well-behaved for them.

  • Bad Liar: Izzy tends to babble nervously, laugh awkwardly, and come up with weak sounding stories when he is placed on the spot and he is asked questions that he can’t answer.
  • Character Exaggeration: His "computer nerd" status has exaggerated by Mimi when she joked to the news saying "Izzy's girlfriend is his computer'. Needless to say, Izzy was not amused
  • Child Prodigy: Despite how young he is, he's able to understand the digital world's complex nature
  • Deadpan Snarker: Has made snarky remarks
  • Doing Research: The kids would never have gotten very far without Izzy's laptop. It does 98% of everything in the series except digivolve, be a digivice and induce the character development of traits that the digidestined need.
  • Happily Adopted: While he loves his parents, he went through a series of denial as he learned he's adopted
  • Mr. Exposition: Boy does he ever!
  • The Smart Guy: His crest is knowledge!
  • Wise Beyond Their Years: You'd think the schools would let him graduate early by now!

Tentomon

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Izzy's partner, who resembles a red winged robotic insect. Not as brainy as his partner, but sometimes with a little more common sense. Tends to rein in Izzy when his quest for knowledge goes a bit too far.

His digivolutions are as follows:

  • In-Training: Motimon (Normal-type)
  • Rookie: Tentomon (Bug/Electric-type)
  • Champion: Kabuterimon (Bug/Electric-type)
  • Ultimate: MegaKabuterimon (Bug/Electric-type)

  • Big Creepy-Crawlies: Which terrifies Misty, of course
    • Giant Flyer: Of all the final forms of the protagonists' Digimon, MegaKabuterimon is tied with Garudamon as the largest of the lot. Kabuterimon also tends to be portrayed as the largest of the Champion-level Digimon, though this tends to fluctuate somewhat between him and Birdramon.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Results in some Snark-to-Snark Combat with Izzy.
  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous: While as Tentomon he has a pair of vestigial arms, Kabuterimon and MegaKabuterimon have a fully functional extra pair.
  • Shock and Awe: The originator of electricity being the go-to element for insect Digimon.
  • The Watson: Izzy tends to have to explain what he's doing to him, and thus us.

Mimi Tachikawa

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She's the girl, basically. Somewhat prissy and spoiled, she doesn't always seem to "get" the situation, and is sometimes rather selfish without really realizing it. She matures into a kind, sweet, pacifistic figure, befitting her status as holder of the Crest of Sincerity/Purity. However, once she realizes how high the stakes are, she breaks down and refuses to continue, but comes to realize that some fights simply must be fought.

Palmon

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Mimi's partner, a plant-like Digimon who perhaps is the steady roots to Mimi's flights of fancy.

Her digivolutions are as follows:

  • In-Training: Tanemon (Grass/Normal-type)
  • Rookie: Palmon (Grass-type)
  • Champion: Togemon (Grass/Fighting-type)
  • Ultimate: Lillymon (Grass/Fairy-type)

Joe Kido

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Because he's the oldest, Joe thinks he should be the responsible one and take care of the other kids—too bad he's a total pushover with no self-esteem. He's cut deeply whenever he realizes that people think of him this way, and tries to make up for it with acts of reckless selflessness that make Tai look positively cowardly. Perhaps the closest thing to a father figure in the group. His crest is that of Reliability.

Gomamon

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Joe's partner, a seal-like creature. The biggest Foil Digimon of the first season, with his optimistic and silly nature often clashing with Joe's much more serious nature. Despite his playfulness, Gomamon is level-headed enough know when to take risks and bright enough to keep Joe from giving in to despair. He's also has Fourth Wall Awareness

His Digivolutions are as follows:

  • In-Training: Bukamon (Normal-type)
  • Rookie: Gomamon (Water-type)
  • Champion: Ikkakumon (Water/Ice-type)
  • Ultimate: Zudomon (Ice/Electric-type)

Takeru "T.K." Takaishi

"I don't want to fight, ever!"

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Matt's little brother, and the youngest Digidestined (at first). As the quote may say he doesn't like to fight... but when he does, hoo boy. His crest is Hope.

Patamon

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TK's partner, who starts off looking like a pig with wings, and the most childish of the Digimon. And as it turns out, also the most powerful.

His Digivolutions are as follows:

  • Rookie: Patamon (Normal/Flying-type)
  • Champion: Angemon (Light/Flying-type)

Hikari "Kari" Yagami

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Tai's little sister, and the Eighth Child, not that anyone knows it at first. Very sweet, kind and innocent, but also often wise beyond her years. She has the Crest of Light, which is only fitting.

Gatomon

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The last of the Digimon partners, who eventually partners up with Kari. The only partner who spends most of her time in Champion form (not that it's easy to tell) and her more frank toughness is rather a contrast to Kari's youthful innocence. Spent her whole life working for Myotismon until, helped by Wizardmon, recalled her destiny. With Ryo, they saved Kari and took her to Pokearth to meet up with the other Digidestineds.

Her Digivolutions are as follows:

  • Champion: Gatomon (Normal/Light-type)
  • Ultimate: Angewomon (Light/Flying-type)

Broken Bird: The heaps of abuse dealt to her by Myotismon just because she had gentle eyes made her cynical and bitter, with Wizardmon as the only one whom she showed a bit of kindness to. Until she met Kari and became her partner, that is.

Ryo Akiyama

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Main hero of the Digimon WonderSwan Series. With the Digidestined sent to the wrong world, someone had to protect Kari and help her get to the others. Ryo's destiny was called early and he was given a special digivice. With Heel–Face Turn Gatomon and Wizardmon (he's temporary partner) they opened the gateway to Pokearth, however Myotismon and his army followed.

Upon Myotismon's defeat and Wizardmon's death, it seems Ryo's destiny hasn't ended and he was called back to the digital world. Its revealed his digivice is special, as he can bond with other wild digimon (but can't digivolve them). His mission is to defeat a Dark Master, one certain one; Machinedramon. Now where could this adventure lead too?

  • Broken Ace: Upon Wizardmon's death
  • Canon Immigrant: While he was in the Digimon Adventure universe (as one can see him in Ken's flashbacks) his story originate from the WonderSwan video games only released in Japan, so No Export for You. Western fans best knew Ryo from his appearance in Digimon Tamers.
  • The Drifter: Has become this after Wizardmon's death
  • It Sucks to Be the Chosen One: After Wizardmon's death, questions wither he should be part of the adventure
  • Meaningful Name: "Ryo" means "Distant".
  • The Only One: A key part of his backstory. There was a certain extraordinarily powerful, extraordinarily evil digimon that only he could defeat because said digimon was his partner. He had to learn the very, very hard way to stand on his own as a tamer, and it shows in his attitude towards the others. He doesn't mind hanging out with them, but he'll leave to do his own thing at the drop of a hat.
  • Stepford Smiler: Wizardmon's death is only one blow that will be to come, to anyone who knows the games.
  • Walking the Earth: Alone but with a team of digimon

    Ryo's Partners 

Wizardmon (Wizarmon)

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A minion of Myotismon who is more than he seems, and has strange powers even by Digimon standards. Gatomon's only real friend (at first) who turns out to greatly influence the story. Became the first to side with Ryo, and with Gatomon, they saved Kari and took her to Pokearth to meet up with the Digidestineds.

Instant Runes: He has a few in the inner parts of his Badass Cape.
  • I Owe You My Life: Gatomon once saved him from starving to death and from his crushing loneliness. Ever since then, he became completely devoted to her.
  • Lip Lock: One of the few Digimon characters completely immune to this. The only time we see his mouth we discover that he has literal Lip Lock. His lips are stitched together. It doesn't prevent him from eating or speaking though.
  • Loners Are Freaks: He was this before he met Gatomon, though he subverts the Ineffectual Loner trope as well later on.
    • Within the RP, its been hinted he was cast out by Witchmon
  • Magicians Are Wizards: An interesting variation in that while he poses as a stage magician at first, he still wears his full wizard outfit.
  • Magic Wand: Look closely and you'll see it's in the shape of a Digitama (Digi-egg), or a Tamagotchi. Word of God says it's a Mythology Gag and a Shout-Out to the original Digital Monsters.
  • Morality Chain: For a long time, only his presence kept Gatomon from being a full-blooded villainess.
  • Mysterious Past: Witchmon under Mermaimon's crew implies to have knowing and defeating a Wizardmon, is it the same one? Beyond that, nothing is known of Wizardmon's past
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: He's about TK's size!
  • Platonic Life-Partners: He and Gatomon were each other's only friends for a while. Needless to say they seemed quite close.
  • Robe and Wizard Hat
  • Scarily Competent Tracker: He was the first one in Myotismon’s crew to successfully locate Kari, then brought Gatomon to her.
  • Squishy Wizard: Subverted. He's small, but man, he took a lot of punishment before dying: surviving two One-Hit Kill attacks, being tossed into the ocean, blasted by magic into a wall by a superpowerful vampire and then using his body as a shield to block a third One-Hit Kill spell, and even lasting long enough after that to say his last words. Also played straight in that he's a bit of a Glass Cannon, but he manages to get up after he's been hit by something insanely powerful.
  • Stage Magician: He poses as one of these to avoid drawing attention to himself in the Real World.
  • Taking the Bullet: Is killed when he takes an attack meant for Gatomon and Kari.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Gatomon and Gatomon alone. Well, Kari too, by extension.
  • Zipperiffic: Just look at his outfit!

Leomon

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A (at first) friendly wild lion-like Digimon who fights for the weak and helps the kids, though without entirely trusting them. Thanks to being shined light from Tai's digivice, he's now able to Warp Digivolve into Saber Leomon. As requested by a Waspmon, he journeys alongside Ryo and Ogremon to help the former deal with the Dark Masters.

His digivolutions are as follows:

  • Champion: Leomon (Fighting-type)
  • Mega: SaberLeomon (Normal-type)

Ogremon

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Leomon's rival and foil, an uncouth brute with a sense of humor. As his name indicates, he resembles an ogre.Since the Digidestined left File Island, Ogremon had became a bandit, robbing those that pass through the canyons. When attacking Hiro's group, he was shined upon by Willis' digivice, giving him the ability to Warp Digivolve just as Leomon. Like the lion-man, he too was asked to joined Ryo's team.

His digivolutions are as follows:

  • Champion: Ogremon (Dark/Fighting-type)
  • Mega: Titamon (Dark/Fighting-type)

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    "Pokedestined" 

Ash Ketchum

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The All-Loving Idiot Hero of the series. Hailing from Kanto region’s Pallet Town, Ash is a brave young boy full of energy and passion who lets nothing stand in the way of his dream To Be A Pokémon Master. However, his pokemon journey have taken a new turn as suddenly digital monsters started to invade his world. Ash's D-Sphere is red and he receives the crest of Determination. While Pikachu is his main pokemon, the one who recieves the power of the sealed evolution is Charizard.

  • Always Second Best: In a Take That! to the anime during his encounter with Datamon, he reveals Ash would never win a Pokemon League. Taken worse during a dream Ash had a sneak peak to all his defeats at the Pokemon Leagues of Johto, Hoenn, Sinnoh and Unova in the original timeline.
  • Ash Face: Pun not intended. Even when Charizard starts to obey him again, the big flaming pokemon will often torch his face as a greeting.
  • Badass Normal: Ash might be trainer, but being a Fearless Fool, he'll often do things himself. Such as strike Myotismon himself just to get Kari's crest back!
  • Berserk Button: Don't even abuse pokemon before this kid, wither you be human or digimon
  • Big Eater
  • Big Word Shout: "PIKACHU!!!!!!!!"
  • Book Dumb: Give him a written test on Pokémon or ask him what moves a given Pokémon learns, etc. and he'll fail every time. Battle him, on the other hand, and the opponent will find themselves going up against a skilled trainer.
  • Book-Ends: The sighting of Ho-Oh during the original series.
  • Break the Cutie: On MANY occasions. See Break the Haughty below
  • Break the Haughty: Whenever Ash begins to feel too overconfident about his skills, this is what tends to happen. Especially when Datamon drops the bomb about his future status and then he had the dream of his defeats at every pokemon league, while all his friends will move on with their lives
  • Butt-Monkey
  • Character Development
  • Charm Point: His hat.
  • Chaste Hero: Ash is this trope. He didn't know Melody (of Pokemon 2000) was flirting with him, let alone how jealous Misty was getting!
  • Chick Magnet: Sadly he's Oblivious to Love
  • The Chosen One: If being the hero in the prophecy in Pokemon 2000 isn't enough, Ash receives a D-Sphere (digivice for pokemon trainers) and a crest, becoming a Digidestined of Pokearth!
  • Cool Down Hug: Needed it in a dream as he sees all his friends are moving on with their lives and he's still battling pokemon leagues, always losing and not going anywhere.
  • Confusion Fu: When he isn't being an Idiot Hero, one of his greatest strengths in Pokémon battling is coming up with off-the-wall strategies on the fly that surprise his opponents. Such as when he had all his pokemon attacked at once on Myotismon, resulting in an explosion!
  • Culture Blind: It's suprising how a guy who is so obsessed with Pokémon could be so completely ignorant of others in the other areas.
  • Determinator: And HOW. Its now even his crest! He goes on par with Tai in terms of Hot-Blooded
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu??: A whole army of ultimate digimon, highly levelled pokemon and champion digimon barely was able to scratch Myotismon, yet Ash himself went in and attacked him and managed to steal back Kari's crest?!
  • The Ditz: He's an Idiot Hero alright
    • Genius Ditz: He's really quite talented in Pokémon battling.
  • Diving Save: Ash repeatedly shields his Pokémon from falls in this fashion, even the ones that are so big they end up crushing him! He even performed this to save Melody from drowning.
  • Dragon Rider: Upon Charizard obeying him again, taken to 11 when Charizard evolves!
  • Facial Markings: The Zig-Zags on his face
  • Failure Is the Only Option: Has been giving glimpses and hints to the original timelines on where he'll never win a Pokemon League
  • Fingerless Gloves: Never leaves home without them.
  • Goal in Life: Why, to be the very best, of course!
  • Hot-Blooded: For Arceus's sake, he even got a crest for it now!
  • Idiot Hero: Gets smarter in regards to Pokémon training, but he stays an idiot in other areas.
  • In a Single Bound: Inexplicably, Ash can leap many times his own height.
  • Innocently Insensitive: From time to time.
  • Interspecies Friendship: Mostly with Pikachu, but he considers all of his Pokémon to be his friends.
  • Iron Butt Monkey
  • Let S Get Dangerous: He's a Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass alright!
  • Meaningful Name: His last name is Ketchum, as in 'Gotta Ketchum All'!
  • Nice Guy: Well, his heart is bigger than all the regions AND the Orange Islands combined, so to speak.
  • Nice Hat
  • Oblivious to Love: Much to Misty's regret. As advised by Melody, she may have to make the first move.
  • Papa Wolf: Never hurt his friends, human or Pokémon. He even tends to go to more reckless lengths in order to save them when they're in danger.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Gary's blue.
  • To Be a Master: A Pokémon master!
  • Trying Not to Cry: After realizing through a dream how much times he'll loose Pokemon Leagues while his friends will move on. Will this fate be in this timeline too? Only time will tell.

Gary Oak

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Ash's rival when he started off as a Pokémon trainer. Gary would usually one-up Ash and take any chance to insult him when they met up. Like Ash, he too was giving a D-Sphere (blue) and a crest (Humility).In the beginning, Gary treated fighting digimon just like he would do during his pokemon journeys, during the battle against Myotismon, he's suddenly realizing just how serious being a Digidestined is.

  • The Ace: Gary seems to be pretty much be the best at what he does, and even claims to be the top trainer out of the four in his year who left Pallet Town, and is always at least two steps ahead of Ash.
    • Broken Ace: However he's realizing just how normal pokemon methods isn't a game when fighting digimon, especially in situation in Anyone Can Die.
  • Always Someone Better: He's this to Ash
  • Anime Hair: Not as bad as Tai's, but still wild.
  • Brainy Brunette: He's quite a strategic trainer
  • Break the Haughty: As if his Curb-Stomp Battle against Mewtwo wasn't enough, he gets reminded of it when his plans to weaken Myotismon fail. Even worse, he learns the hard way how serious things are when friendly and good digimon around die, like Wizardmon, Pumpkinmon and Gotsumon.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Like Matt is to Tai, Gary is the blue to Ash's red.

Paula "Green" Midori

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Based on the female character from Pokémon Adventures and Pokémon LeafGreen, she's one of the four Pallet Town trainers alongside Ash and Gary. Paula choose Bulbasaur and she was doing well on her journey until she had to take a route filled with her bird pokemon... he one true fear, based on a childhood trauma of being attacked on what she once believed to be an Articuno.Quitting the Pokemon League, Paula seeks a way to redeem her status, and when the digimon started showing up, she ended up involved. Like Ash and Gary, she too became a Digidestined. Her D-Sphere is green and her crest is Compassion.

Millie Yellow

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An original character from Pokémon Adventures. Unlike the other three D-Sphere holders, Yellow isn't from Pallet Town but was born in Viridian Forest, which gives her empathetic abilities with pokemon, allowing her to heal and talk to them. The former of which is shown to be used on digimon too.She first entered the Mon Wars when she encountered the Digidestined near her village and offered to be their guide and heal their digimon when needed. Since then, she had been given the yellow D-Sphere and the crest of Clarity.

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