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These are Yggdrasil's thirteen royal knights and primary leads in the story.

    Alphamon/Adam Henry/Beginning of Yggdrasil/Death of Yggdrasil 
One of the Original Royal Knights, Alphamon is a Black Knight looking Mega Digimon with golden eyes and highlights. Snarky and Aloof it took this particular incident for his brothers to be around him long enough to realize that nine times out of ten, he was using bullshit to hide his reasons for doing anything. In human form he looks like a shorter Daniel Radcliffe, so Yggdrasil may have been influenced by Earth's pop culture.

PRT Rating January 2011: Brute 9; Master 5; Mover (Speed, Flight) 8; Changer 2

PRT Rating Update: May 30th, 2011: Brute 12; Mover (Speed, Flight, Teleportation) 10; Breaker 10; Master 5; Changer 2

  • Abusive Parent: He is aware that having Nicolas and Vanessa go through Training from Hell based on what Gankoomon used to "raise" Hackmon (but obviously toned down) would easily get him viewed as one of these by most people. To be fair they did agree to it and it's still a lot better than what Heartbreaker would do to them.
  • Anti-Magic: Alphamon specifically is incredibly good at the Counter Spell and the Dispel Magic variations even when he first joined due to years of experience blowing spells up unintentionally.
  • Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: Lampshaded by Nicolas when he learned the guy who's human form looks like a mini Harry Potter also uses magic. Little does he realize that's the tip of the iceberg considering Alphamon's "relationship" with life and death, and the teacher who put him in this position.
  • Badass Unintentional: In the Battle for Malkuth in Origins he opened up an entire flank for the Angel forces by disabling the traps. He was only trying to get one.
    • Then he destroys two of the seven Fortresses by smashing one into the other. Good thing no one had technically been able to tell him the orders were to "capture" the fortresses, because he wasn't trying to break them.
  • Becoming the Mask: Part of what helped make the Alphamon of Origins into the mon he is today. As Nicolas points out he still has no idea what he's doing at times, but like how he got himself recognized during the first battle the Royal Knights took part in he learned to get really good at making people think what he does is almost always intentional. Obviously this was easier to do when he still had access to his Force.
  • Bizarre Taste in Food: Towards what could (but often should not) be considered for coffee ingredients, much to the terror of the sane who witness this. Much like how the Running Gag with Kyoko worked in Cyber Sleuth, Ami does adapt to it (to Arata and at least one waitress's horror) and this may or may not be why Nicolas seems to be in charge of cooking at home.
  • Celebrity Resemblance: As mentioned he is recognized as a shorter Daniel Radcliffe by Nicolas.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Quite the fan of this, to the point that upon hearing Nicolas snark Gallantmon remarks that the resemblance is uncanny.
  • Did I Say That Out Loud: In Origins to Yggdrasil about how he likely shouldn't respond to learning she played a prank on Ophanimon, though Yggdrasil only responded to the last part and pointed out whispering when talking to someone is rude as she almost didn't hear him.
  • Enemy Within: DeathXDoruGoramon/DEXmon, the Death of Yggdrasil
  • Evil Sounds Deep: It's telling that when he starts talking about how killing and eating a digimon is kinder than messing with the essence of their beings in Origins his text gets bolder and Imperialdramon notes his voice changed in addition to seeing some sort of smoke coming off of him.
  • Fate Worse than Death: Very specifically views having one's digicore forcibly altered, that is trying to change their "soul" that defines everything that a digimon is, to be this explicitly when seeing Duftmon's punishment by the Sovereigns. Turns out he has reasons beyond the obvious Body Horror for why messing with these things often causes for why he reacts so strongly against it. These include and a very personal reason at that that he's still trying to figure out how to undo, and the fact that while he doesn't remember it, he's been a victim of it himself.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: Very few beings know Alphamon that well, and fewer still know the reasons that he acts like he does. His kids are one of the few things that make him drop it.
  • Horror Hunger: Shows up when talking about how death can be kinder that being forcefully reformatted with the line about it being "Tastier too".
  • I Have No Idea What I'm Doing: It takes a lot for him to admit this, (Read: having a DEX digimon partnered to girl he has already adopted) but Alphamon rarely if ever has a plan going in. He just rolls with whatever happens and pretends that he had expected everything that comes his way.
    • The first person to realize this... Even before his siblings is Nicolas Vasil!
  • Implausible Fencing Powers: With the Ouryuken, he can blow away a hurricane being gathered by one of the most powerful Hydrokinetics in Bet, with a downward stroke. The swing had a similar output to a nuclear blast.
  • Inept Mage: Portrayed this way in Origins. He grows out of it by the Main story.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: When he needs one of his brother's help and they are busy they reply by continuing with what they were doing and ignoring him.
    Alphamon: Yggdrasil, is this what dealing with me is like?
  • Magic Knight: In Origins, he's an Heir to the original Kingdom of Witchenly, but grows more adept with "Close Range Combat" as he travels with the Royal Knights.
  • Major Injury Underreaction: He is incredibly casual about visiting the hospital Vanessa and Nicolas had been brought to, said to be walking with a "spring in his step" despite having a massive hole in his chest and his arm is gone, though admittedly they only started bleeding after he changed to his human appearance. His reactions to others who panic over the damage and seeing the missing parts grow back aren't much better either as the doctors and nurses quickly learn.
  • Meaningful Name: Duftmon was apparently feeling rather biblical or punny when he chose to name the human form of Yggdrasil's Beginning after the first man God created.
  • My Greatest Failure: In Origins he did something to his friend Hisyaryumon that he is desperately trying to fix, and serves as his primary reason for joining the Royal Knights. Because instead of being a Gaiomon he's now stuck as a berserking Ouryumon. Understandably Alphamon doesn't like seeing his friend while he's in this state, much less use him in battle.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: When the above aloof attitude drops those around him know something's up since it takes a lot to make it slip. Like say "found evidence this world's equivalent of one of his precious people isn't dead".
    • Likewise seeing how different Alphamon is today to how he was when he first entered the order can cause a similar reaction in the reader, as he was a lot more earnest and awkward back then.
  • Papa Wolf: Give him a whiff of one of his kids when he doesn't know where they are or if they're okay and he will tear through the internet and Digital World to interrogate you in person. Also one of his early motivators to attack Heartbreaker was imagining Kyoko in the place of one of his victims.
    • He also immediately takes issue when the idea of his kids being made to fight as they are all "first generation" tamers and has the two best trained tamers Earth Bet has currently by extension comes up with Duftmon.
  • Promotion to Parent: Has to play the father role to Vanessa, Nicolas, Isaac and Ryudamon. He is also the closest a Digimon could get to a biological father to Isaac. Also views himself as one for his former "assistant" Ami which is not helped by her current situation and orphan status.
  • Rage Against the Mentor: As a young Mega towards his (former) Master, Grandracmon. Dracmon was a master of High Code in Witchenly but betrayed it to the Demon Lords after Witchenly kicked him out for forbidden, unethical, and just plain disturbing experiments into the nature of life and death. Alphamon was one of his test subjects and as the only surviving one, might have been the true goal of the assault that caused Witchenly to disappear in Origins.
  • Retroactive Precognition: This is the power of his AlphaGainForce, which when active gave him the title of "Infallible Knight."
  • Shipper on Deck: Not seriously but he does keep teasing Ami about having more than friendly feelings for Arata despite her objections.
  • Ship Tease: Primarily with Contessa, to the point even he's not really sure where she stands with him regardless of how his family's been teasing him. Even his adoptive children have been getting on it.
  • Shout-Out: It was mentioned by Omnimon in Origins that as an apprentice Dorumon he accidently dyed himself Neon Blue for a month.
  • Spam Attack: The other power of the AlphaGainForce, which allows him to re-perform attacks so fast that what looks like a single finishing blow is actually a countless number of replayed attacks striking over and over again.
  • Speaks Fluent Animal: Can perfectly understand Isaac, even when the later is in the Rookie stage and can only growl and grunt to communicate. Likely this is because he is what Isaac was patterned off of, and because of his alternate personality.
  • Troll: He enjoys throwing people off by being overly casual in serious situations and messing with his brothers in particular, such as telling Shawn that the Fake-Out Make-Out was a good means of making pursuers lose interest in him, note  or ruining the mood during Gallantmon's talk with the Mizu no Yurei.
    • He also tries to get others in on it, as he tells Ami to write a Sonnet of Pining for Arata in which she declares her undying love for him. Why? Because he had a reasonable chance of being able to get it to Arata and record his reaction. This is unoffically in cooperation with the Mizu no Yurei.
    Duftmon: My Lady, why could he not be less vexing? He did it on purpose, we were all sure if it!
  • Two First Names: As Adam Henry, which ironically hasn't caused any confusion with Suzie's big brother yet.


    Gallantmon/Kaji Matsuki/Integrity of Yggdrasil/Wrath of Yggdrasil 
One of the knights most "fractured" by the way the variations of him have been combined, but as a result is one of the Knights most familiar with how the human world works thanks to his experience as Takato's partner. Due to the way Yggdrasil's mind was working when his human guise was made, he looks like a twenty something year old Takato Matsuki with gold eyes instead of red.

PRT Rating January 2011: Brute 8; Blaster 9; Mover (Speed, Flight) 8; Shaker 8; Changer 5

PRT Rating Update May 30th, 2011: Brute 10; Mover (Speed, Flight) 10; Blaster 9; Shaker 8; Changer 5

  • Adorkable: Takato's Gallantmon, with an emphasis on "dork", as lampshaded by Kai in regards to Kaji's quirks even when suspecting him of being a Professional Killer.
  • Back-to-Back Badasses: With Omnimon in the Battle of Malkuth in Origins. They worked so well together people mistook him for a member of the Royal Knights.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Piss him off and the next time you see him it will be when he's making himself comfortable in your most vulnerable location like nothing was wrong. And that's if he doesn't kill you straight up.
    Alphamon: I thought you were nice.
  • Big Damn Heroes: For Alphamon during the Battle of Malkuth in Origins. His Shield of the Just eliminated Data aligned Hell attacks attached to proximity wards.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Most notably done between the Gallantmons themselves if they don't approve of the one in charge's current actions, like when Takato's Gallantmon went to his family's bakery.
  • Double Consciousness: Well Triple Consciousness. He has three major iterations of himself within his head. And that's not including the fourth consciousness Megidramon.
  • Drowning My Sorrows: After finding Suzie on the streets, who makes it clear she is not fond of him one bit as a result of being her "Mark from Hell" and then bringing up her family and childhood, as a part of his Trauma Conga Line.
  • Enemy Within: Megidramon/The Wrath of Yggdrasil
  • Heroic BSoD: Takato's Gallantmon suffers one when he meets the Mizu no Yurei and sees it's Rika's mother.
  • His Quirk Lives On: He has Takato's nervous smile and neck scratch Character Tic, which Kai recognizes, and still has "Momentai" as he learned from Terriermon and Henry.
  • Hurting Hero: Takato's Gallantmon is still taking his death pretty hard, along with most of his other human friends and the fates of their relatives.
  • Identical Stranger: Not really a stranger but since he never met this Wormverse's "Takato" he's one to his former tamer enough to really freak out his cousin Kai when they first met.
  • Implacable Man: Shrugged off a hit with a taser while successfully chasing down Suzie in a formal Yukata and sandals since she stole his wallet and more importantly his photo of Takato and his parents with it.
  • In-Series Nickname: Gallantmom, for obvious reasons.
  • Journey to the Center of the Mind: How we see the three Gallantmons interacting after one is faced with an Angst Coma. And Megidragon, complete with his Chaos Gallantmon "representative".
  • Mistaken for Gay: With Omnimon which he indicates is being done on purpose to mess with his leader a little in public.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Despite (or because of) the above he's also explicitly seen as one of these. Somewhere between his good natured personality, gold eyes, and the fact he's surprisingly ripped he turns out to be a real hit with the ladies which is a fact Kai is not afraid to exploit.
  • Papa Wolf: Towards Kai, his only living relative in this universe, and Suzie, who he took in after he found her.
  • Red Baron: In Japan he gets known as "The Red Shadow" after slaughtering the Yakuza branch who kidnapped Kai.
  • Sins of Our Fathers: On an alternate universe version of Arata Sanada for the events of when they "last met."
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: Mixed with Animal Eyes when he's angered but he's also notably one of the few knights that keeps the same "eyes" as both Gallantmon and Kaji.
  • Supreme Chef: His skills in the kitchen are said to be the best out of the knights and he's quiet good at working at the Matsuki family bakery. Though what he bakes isn't the only thing about him that's been helping their business get people coming in.
  • Talking to Themself: A common side effect of the Gallantmons disagreeing.
  • Team Chef: For the Royal Knights since Takato's baking background rubbed off on him.
  • Team Mom: Yes despite Yggdrasil being this more literally his self given role as this is often lampshaded.
  • Third-Person Person: It's typically a sign that he's stressed though how severe it gets varies on who's talking.
  • Trauma Conga Line: Still undergoing one in Shinjuku.
  • Visual Pun: Overlapping with Mythology Gag, since his "human form" makes essentially makes him "Takatomon".
  • Walking the Earth: Was doing this when he was first introduced in Origins.

    Omnimon/Oswald Emmerson/End of Yggdrasil 
The leader of the Royal Knights, Omnimon has felt a great burden since the mission began. He has lost most of his connection to Yggdrasil as well as his powerful OmegaInForce, which allowed him to determine and decide future events. However, this has not stopped him, and he is determined to lead the Knights into a new dawn.

PRT Rating January 2011: Brute 9; Blaster 7; Mover (Speed, Flight) 8; Changer 2

PRT Rating Update May 30th, 2011: Brute 10; Mover (Speed, Flight) 10; Blaster 7; Changer 2

  • Asskicking Equals Authority: Took command of some of the Angel's forces in a pitched battle against the Demon Lords when their actual commander had died because he was fighting a horde of enemies and winning. This is considered to be a crucial element to the victory.
  • Back-to-Back Badasses: With Gallantmon against a swarm of Diaboromon in Origins.
  • Chick Magnet: First we have Paige, who develops a very obvious crush on her loyal lawyer, and then we have at least one lady get disappointed at a party after seeing him and Kaji together.
  • Crusading Lawyer: Takes on Canary's case because he feels that his sense of Justice required him to do so. He does really well too.
  • Hurting Hero: Less obviously so than in Gallantmon's case but he is still reeling from losing Nokia in the same way and whenever Imperialdramon Paladin Mode comes up so does how the two were close friends even before the order was made. In Origins he isn't faring much better as the destruction of his village still weighs on him too.
  • The Leader: Of the Royal Knights in the main story. He's a mixture of Levelheaded and Charasmatic. Took over from Imperialdramon Paladin Mode.
  • Mismatched Eyes: To reference his Duality Motif caused by being a jogress as "Oswald", as Omnimon both eyes match.
  • Naïve Newcomer: When it comes to the Human world in Arc 1. Just like he was with Nokia. This fades after the introduction.
  • Only Sane Man: He can come across this for the Royal Knights during Origins, lampshaded by Imperialdramon.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Receives one from A shade of Imperialdramon Paladin Mode over how many times he has "failed" his God. The nature of the shade made it more of a "The Reason I Suck Speech".
  • Talking Down the Suicidal: Tries to do this to save Mattias Cromwell after Myotismon released him. It didn't work.

    Duftmon/Dominik Drasil/Mind of Yggdrasil 
The Digimon behind most of the Royal Knights military operations, in their current mission he is responsible for establishing the Knight's covers, as well as being their main financial pillar. He is the CEO of his own company, though few of his brothers know what he does in the day to day. Yggdrasil seemed to get most of his human form's inspiration from Mitsuo Yamaki but as if he was from Germany instead of Japan.

PRT Rating January 2011: Brute 6; Blaster 9; Mover (Speed, Flight) 6; Thinker ?; Changer 2

PRT Rating Update May 30th, 2011: Brute 10; Blaster 9; Mover (Speed, Flight) 10; Changer 5; Thinker ?; Shaker 4

  • Alliterative Name: Duftmon's "Dominik Drasil" is naturally one of these.
  • And I Must Scream: Despite being rendered a "mindless beast" in his Leopard Mode he said he was "aware" before Yggdrasil fixed him. Somewhat foreshadowed when he was comparing his mode change to his brothers' and in the event he had to use it "would only hope that [his] brothers would register as pack members" not unlike how Isaac thinks as a rookie.
  • Animal Motif: Cats, mostly overtly Leopards considering his dubbed species name and his Leopard mode though his appearance and indication that unlike actual leopards his mode change may be open to working in groups (though he did consider it with the term "pack" which no cats use) can also invoke lions.
  • Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: Yggdrasil apparently had some "fun" with deciding his human form as she not only made him as German as his species and attacks would imply but based his form on a human who was just as firm on the genocide of the digital world as Duftmon is very prone to being towards the physical world... Too bad she didn't take into account the sort of implications this particular combination of themes and traits can lead to, especially in a world where neo-Nazis not only still act as a major threat to others but also have a strong supervillain presence. Which he proceeds to actively ignore (or knowingly takes advantage of) by putting himself on good terms with some of the most well known examples of them.
  • Body Horror: His punishment for "failing his Sovereign" was having his digicore being forcefully reformatted, which created his Leopard Mode. It goes into some detail how painful this process was, and Yggdrasil didn't even want to address the result by his name afterward.
  • Celebrity Resemblance: Victus once tried to tease him by confusing him with Neil Patrick Harris at a party at the very least.
  • The Chess Master: Very few people can comprehend the scope of his plans, much less act against them.
  • The Comically Serious: When he's playing the straight man to the antics of others and keeps his temper in check he can suit this well as his time babysitting for Kayden (while he was still at work no less) showed.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Theo asks him what an overweight but overall "normal" 15 year old human like him can possibly do to get a meaningful amount of power in the world, and he comes up with 3 plans for the boy to do so right on the spot but tosses 2 out for being "too troublesome" so he goes with the next 5. He also learned how to read lips and may or may not have poison on his person during big high class social events even if he isn't expecting any conflicts to happen there.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Fitting all things considered. He's not above doing this with his brothers when the mood strikes him, like his teasing about Paige's crush on Oswald, though most of the time he is more subtle about it in public as it wastes less effort than other methods and is less likely to hurt any PR.
    Alphamon: “Ignore Duftmon’s eyebrows mocking you. They do that."
  • Eastern Zodiac: His history with the devas can remind some of the disgraced 13th member the cat.
  • Enraged by Idiocy: Mostly with his brothers as it leads to a near Hair-Trigger Temper due to his standards and he doesn't need to worry about how things would look for PR purposes as much with them.
  • Excuse Me While I Multitask: He's very skilled at multitasking and finding ways to accomplish multiple objectives at once so this tends to show up in both his interludes and plans.
  • Fate Worse than Death: Turns out his leopard mode was intended to be one of these as a means to make him live the rest of his life without what mattered to him the most: his mind.
  • Finger-Tenting: He's very fond of the "Gendo pose" and how it also hides his face from view.
  • Fluffy the Terrible: Since talking is difficult for him in his Leopard Mode as it takes a toll on his intelligence there isn't a whole lot he can do to object besides "Meow" if Ulforce gives him a (semi-literal) pet name like "Von Fluffles" while he's in that state.
  • A Glass of Chianti: At the party on January 1st, before the knight's official debut. He lost it upon seeing Victus talking to Kaiser so he didn't break the glass and try to kill Victus with it but regained it and $400 worth of others for him and his brothers after Mouse Protector got involved.
  • Gratuitous German: "Duft" means "scent" and his attack names and themes are also German or German inspired, hence his human appearance naturally following suit. His sword on the other hand, Shoumetsu/Hakai no Tsurugi (depending on which attack it's being used for), goes in a different direction despite being a European rapier instead of a Japanese style of sword like a Katana.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Not the best with people skills and is very arrogant and headstrong but he does care about his brothers and will always clean up the "messes" they make.
  • Little "No": When against all of their work to prevent it Mouse Protector found Ulforce and the Hurricane of Puns began.
  • Magnificent Bastard: When it comes to his plans he's nothing less no matter what he looks like.
    Theo:“Isn’t it exhausting thinking five steps ahead of everyone else?”
    Dominik: “No. Don’t be absurd boy I don’t engage in that type of thinking unless the situation necessitates it. The secret to strategy itself boy is that while you can spend time thinking five steps ahead to outsmart your opponent, it’s always best to have created the game itself. That way you don’t have to plan, because you already know what all of your opponent’s moves are going to be.”
  • Might Makes Right: This is his Personal Justice. As he sees Yggdrasil as the strongest, he follows her without reservation. As he sees Omnimon as the strongest of the Knights, he willingly gives his support.
  • Mundane Utility: The most active abuser of this currently; specifically in that he's using memories of alternate earths, with all of their histories and inventions, primarily to make money. To fund the Royal Knights with legal sources his company is primarily reproducing technologies ranging from Apple products (as Steve Jobs doesn't exist in Earth Bet) and what Crusadermon sent him about Kamishiro Enterprises when acting as "Rie" during their civil war.
  • Murder Is the Best Solution: He seems to subscribe to this as a "remedy" for the idiocy around him, not unlike Accord towards imperfections. While he notes that Theo assuming a smile was the result of a death means he's likely a sign he's "too predictable" his brothers have been lampshading this tendency for far longer. He may or may not even keep cyanide pills on his person as Dominik for this purpose based on one of the ways he thinks of addressing the problem's Victus has been creating despite this being a solely social and high class party.
  • No Social Skills: He's good at predicting people's actions and acting accordingly but when it comes to presenting his plans to others he can often undermine his own efforts to the point the Knights would sooner make Gankoomon their diplomat over him.
  • Not So Above It All: Despite preferring to have himself appear more professional than his brothers he will take the opportunity to embarrass them (like Omnimon) when he can for fun, making bets with at least Ulforce and Gankoomon, and tried developing a thesis called "How Ulforce Works" during their time in the apartment together though the latter became an off limits topic afterward. Even before joining the knights he seemed to indulge in this with his division too as he was aware of at least one betting pool going on about whether or not Ophanimon the second had a direct connection with her predecessor's killer Imperialdramon, though he doesn't say if he would have won that one or not.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: In a flashback covering Jesmon's introduction to the Royal Knights while he wasn't expecting Yggdrasil to appear as a girl it was Duftmon dropping his sword when he saw her in this form again along with Craniumon's defensive streak kicking in again that made him realize how unusual this must be for her at this point.
  • Original Generation: During the Leviathan fight he shows he can still use his mode change as a Duftmon X to a Duftmon X Leopard Mode, which is apparently even bigger than the regular Leopard Mode but other differences the X antibody has caused or what it's attack are now (as Duftmon X is odd in that his attack names are completely different than a Duftmon's normally are) is unclear.
  • Panthera Awesome: His Leopard Mode, however despite the name it looks more like a mix of a black panther and a lion thanks to his "mane" and noticeably poofy tail.
  • Phenotype Stereotype: As Dominic Drasil he's primarily German based and is said to look like a European twist on Yamaki with his blond hair and blue eyes.
  • Phrase Catcher: Variations of "Duftmon is going to kill me/you/us" show up a lot when his brothers start messing with him or his plans.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: In his less controllable Leopard Mode to contrast his natural green eyes and Dominik's Blue Eyes.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: As he is a professional businessman he is most often wearing suits, even though as he lampshades to Theo he hardly needs them to keep his employee's respect anymore, and when it comes to Christmas both Crusadermon and Craniumon came to the conclusion a particularly nice suit would be the best gift for him.
  • The Strategist: His role in the Royal Knights and formerly a tactician of the Sovereign's Armies.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: How he describes his "brothers" to Theo, which does account for part of his temper, though he also mentions this is an improvement on how they were when the Royal Knights were first made.
  • Tempting Fate: Part of how he says he was able to Face Death with Dignity the night before his trial was because once he got past the "anger" of the Five Stages of Grief was that even if he was gone his mind and everything that made him who he was would be untouchable right up until his end and that was all he really needed to be content. He was very wrong about that and if Yggdrasil and the knights hadn't tracked him down fast enough in the 50th layer, where anything stronger than an in-training digimon is mysteriously destroyed in 2 weeks or less, he would have died a mindless beast with strength that wasn't naturally his and not a care for his previous ideals.
    • Gallantmon mentally notes that him giving himself "Drasil" as his human surname was one of these, since it gave Arata a very easy cypher to see how Digimoji worked (By comparing how they spell "Yggdrasil" to it as Omnimon ended up incidentally giving examples of both) which gave the Mizu no Yurei an upper hand against Kaji.
  • Tsundere: According to Ulforce while he took an opportunity to give his brother a hug. As this is Ulforce though it's not clear if his take on events there was genuine or wishful thinking. Duftmon's conversation with Omnimon after discussing the plans for Leviathan and how to handle the tamers on Earth Bet also gives him shades of this.
  • Uriah Gambit: Claims to have been a victim of one of these. His act of "treason" was caused by being given false information from his higher ups because of how good his record was as a strategist, so if the result didn't kill him it would "neutralize" him after he was naturally found guilty at his trial.
  • The Un-Smile: According to Theo the one he sees is one of these as it prompts him to assume someone had to die to cause it. They didn't. Ulforce and Gankoomon just lost a bet that will make them both miserable for the time being.
  • Workaholic: As he needed to set up the financial support for himself, his 12 brothers, and any other needs the Royal Knights may have he became one of these by necessity, to the point he's the only knight known better as his human persona than as a Royal Knight. Gallantmon doesn't approve and he even makes going to Canary's concert with all of his other brothers out to be him visiting as he's a "sponsor" for the event instead of taking a vacation day for it.

    Magnamon/Magnus Villa/Miracle of Yggdrasil 
Magnamon is the Knight of Miracles, and is said to have the strongest defensive power of the entire Royal Knights. The only Armor level among the order, he clawed his way from the bottom rung of the ladder through his wits, skill, and determination.

PRT Rating January 2011: Brute 8; Blaster 9; Mover (Speed, Flight) 8; Shaker 5; Changer 2

PRT Rating Update May 30th, 2011: Brute 10, Mover (Speed, Flight) 10; Blaster 9; Trump 7, Shaker 5; Changer 2

  • Bash Brothers: Seems to have some of this with Ulforce, not unlike the case of Gankoomon and Jesmon, as he's one of the few who can put up with their most energetic brother.
  • Cloud Cuckoolanders Minder: To Ulforce, as he can help counterbalance him if he goes too far and partially predict when he's about to cause havoc.
  • Danger Sense: Is said to have one of these to help deal with Ulforce's antics.
  • Determinator: Fight between beings way out of his League? That's exactly where he belongs, changing the board at the crucial moment.
  • Deus ex Machina: Magnamon's power.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: As Magnus he's the responsible younger sibling while Victus is playing the fool.
  • Friend to All Living Things: He's known for getting attached to those he feels need his help or protection, as in Earth Bet he took to Amy rather quickly and during the events of Cyber Sleuth his attitude towards humanity is based on how the main cast treated the Lopmon and Tokomon he took under his wing and got separated from on their way to Earth.
  • Got Me Doing It: Ulforce's sense of humor is apparently rubbing off on him.
    Dragon: “Is he the Inquisition of your Order?”
    Magnamon: “No, that would be Ulforce. No-one expects him.
  • Living Emotional Crutch: Makes himself one for Amy which ties into how protective he is over her.
  • Mundane Utility: Just because he can cause miracles doesn't mean he only does so when the situation is dire; as he notes he was limited to "one miracle a night" at the party on January first and indicates it was used to help settle Victoria earlier in the evening (as she hasn't been a fan of how he's been influencing her sister) instead of keeping Victus from being introduced to Mouse Protector.
  • Papa Wolf: To Amy, though he tries denying this.
  • Put on a Bus: After spending most of his screen time shared with either Ulforce or Amy he's been given this treatment for the time being seeing how Scion nearly killed him, to the point his brothers made a tomb for him out of parts of their own armor. So unlike Shawn's case it doesn't look like we'll be seeing him in action outside of Origins for a while.
  • Winds of Destiny, Change: His power as the Knight of Miracles, though he can only use this power for a few seconds at any given time.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: In human form both he and his "brother" have blue hair. Not unlike their natural color as digimon.

    UlforceVeedramon/Victus Villa/Victory of Yggdrasil 
Cocky, brash, bright, and excitable are only a few nice adjectives that describe the fastest Royal Knight. He seems to go out of his way to pester his brothers with his antics, his humor, or both at once.

PRT Rating January 2011: Brute ?; Mover (Speed, Flight) 11; Tinker? 2; Changer 2

PRT Rating Update May 30th, 2011: Brute 10; Mover (Speed, Flight) 13; Thinker 5; Tinker? 2; Changer 2

  • Alliterative Name: Victus Villa certainly counts, and being of the Veemon line and the "Victory" of Yggdrasil only stresses the Letter Motif more.
  • Bullet Time: A side effect of his super speed lets him perceive the world as if it's in slow motion, though luckily he can control when he does this. Not that it helps much against opponents just as fast as he is as Leviathan shows.
  • Cool Uncle: Ulforce likes to think of himself as one for Amy since Magnamon is her new "dad".
  • Collective Groan: Causes these so frequently that his PRT description is "Makes terrible jokes."
  • Composite Character: Part of his make up is Zeromaru, not only one of the first ever partnered Digimon but also one of if not the single strongest, and another is VeeVee, Rina's partner who also took the place of an alternate dimension's royal knight.
  • Delinquent Hair: While Magnus has hair which matches and both are "natural" it's Victus' personality that can make it feel more like this.
  • Drives Like Crazy: Yes he's one of these despite being faster than any car. Or perhaps because of that.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: Victus is very firmly the "foolish" sibling compared to Magnus, which is ironic as the roles were reversed when he was partnered to Rina as Veevee.
  • Fun Personified: Enjoys acting like one of these, much to the frustration of those around him.
  • Good Thing You Can Heal: The power of the UlForce allows him to restore his data faster than anyone can possibly delete it.
  • In-Series Nickname: A notable case as he's gathered quite a few; first he's two of the few partners to have "names" as Zeromaru and Veevee so their persona's are addressed as such, then he has the simple shortening of Ulforce. After his Angst Coma "Rina" gives him another by combining his two partnered names into "Vero", which he notes is Italian for "Truth".
  • Meaningful Name: The first part of his species name, which all his brothers call him by, is also the name of his Force, which makes him the Knight of the Present.
  • Motor Mouth: His normal way of speaking according to Omnimon, to the point that dropping it is a sign he's taking things seriously.
  • Mythology Gag: His human name, or rather his initials, are one of these. He has memories of being Rina's partner, who she named "Veevee".
  • OOC Is Serious Business: He can plan. He can make very detailed plans. They are very excellent plans. He hates doing so. It makes him think of Taichi, whom he will never see again.
    • Similarly whenever he stops being his normal joking self others can tell something is very wrong, even capes who don't know him well like Legend. Considering Magnamon's comatose condition it's very understandable, as are the signs Ulforce had been crying beforehand as the cape in question also noted his eyes were red.
  • Overly Long Name: Which is why everyone calls him "Ulforce".
  • Popcultured Badass: He seems to at least consider himself one of these based on the Powerpoint he made to try and explain what Digimon are and their world to humans, which he spent all of 30 minutes on and had references ranging from Star Wars to Doctor Who regardless of their actual accuracy for the situation. Magnus disagreed.
  • Pungeon Master: Much to Mouse Protector's delight and to everyone's displeasure when they finally met.
  • Stealth Hi/Bye: By virtue of his speed he's very good at this even on those with sensory abilities. This mixed with bad Nazi puns was less than appreciated by Gankoomon and to a lesser extant Jesmon.
  • Super Speed: One of his main abilities.
  • Troll: Delivering criminals to the authorities literally giftwrapped and thinking about capturing a Supervillain named "Loki" and giving him to Sleipmon for "Father's Day" easily gives him this sort of vibe.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Despite most of the other knights having reasonable hair colors, both the Veemon based members have bright blue hair.


    Crusadermon/Camryn Kempe/Dicipline of Yggdrasil 
The Lord of Knightmon, he (yes he) is a skilled but ruthless leader well suited to training armed forces also known as “The Indifferent Warrior” for this attitude. However this doesn't mean he likes doing so when his charges are humans, as he has a fair amount of negative past experiences with their race. Yggdrasil seemed to base his appearance from Saber from Fate/stay night'' much to his displeasure as he's been trying to present himself as male this time around.

PRT Rating January 2011: Brute 8 (9 on attack); Master 2; Mover (Speed, Flight) 6; Tinker ?; Changer 2

PRT Rating Update May 30th, 2011: Brute 10; Master 2; Mover (Speed, Flight) 10; Tinker ?; Changer 2

  • Agent Peacock: As fabulous as he may be he's just as dangerous in combat as his brothers.
  • Ambiguous Gender: In Origins their gender isn't clear as a direct contrast to how in the present he's violently adamant about wanting to be recognized as "male" without changing either of his forms and (assumedly due to how most dub names have priority) being fine with presenting as female earlier in their timeline in Digimon Frontier and Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth. The events of the latter may be a part of the reason for this change but it's unclear at present.
  • Berserk Button: By all that is holy do not misgender them, as Mord Nag learned the hard way. No it being a genuine mistake won't help the poor fool who does this very much.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: This is why their memories of when they were seen in Digimon Frontier working for Lucemon (where both knights actually wanted to be let loose on the human world as a "reward" for their services) are rather fuzzy, not that unlike what he did to Cherubimon.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: It's a Berserk Button and doesn't help that his human form looks exactly like Saber.
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty: Subjected his soldiers to a very brutal training regimen. But he never got actually abusive towards those under his care.
  • Made a Slave: Before joining the Royal Knights and despite being a captain as a Knightmon digivolving into a Virus type Mega meant this was their fate under the laws of the Holy Angels. Their past services and experiences did help ease their situation a little, but not much until Cherubimon decided that their actions during the battle of Malkuth should be enough to earn them their freedom.
  • My Nayme Is: For reasons known best to himself Duftmon gave him a human name like this unlike all of his other brothers, possibly to enhance it's Gender-Blender Name qualities to match his human appearance.
  • Noble Bigot with a Badge: Does not like humans. Granted this is more because he sees them as weak and clumsy than anything else. And if given the task to make them more combat ready will do so to the best of his ability. Not to mention Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth got them closely mixed up with Rie Kishibe which proved to be a very negative experience for everyone involved.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: Not that the media has realized this, who think they are the "Smurfette" of the group.
  • She's a Man in Japan: Which is why he's initially presented as male this time. Despite the "Crusadermon" name being exclusive to dubs when the character is also made female to make him seem less flamboyant (since you can't really call a lady "LordKnightmon" and they apparently disliked the Rhodonite pun) this is still what he's called here as it's shorter and is the most commonly known name for them among English speaking fans.
  • Textile Work Is Feminine: Yes he's taken an interest in fashion design, but no he isn't actually female (this time) as much as this doesn't help his case.
  • Utopia Justifies the Means: Crusadermon's Personal Justice. As such, he is willing to do anything to see Yggdrasil's perfect world come forward.
  • You Are a Credit to Your Race: An officially recognized case of this in Origins shortly after their introduction, as after the battle against the Demon Lords the Holy Angels remove their Holy Ring and gives them the status as an "Honorary Vaccine". Primarily to keep viruses in line with this goal being a good source of hope for them, but only if there are Viruses to (rarely) earn it, and their past services as a Knightmon prior to becoming a virus type.

    Dynasmon/Dalen Rodreguez/Loyalty of Yggdrasil 
Crusadermon's partner who puts a lot of focus on loyalty, chivalry and the Bushido code which he greatly respects if his opponents also display. Also known as the “Passionate Warrior" to contrast his partner and nicknamed “Knight of Ham” by Ulforce.

PRT Rating January 2011: Brute 8; Blaster 9; Mover (Speed, Flight) 6; Changer 2

PRT Rating Update May 30th, 2011: Brute 10; Blaster 9; Mover (Speed, Flight) 10; Shaker 10 (Hydrokenesis); Changer 2

  • All Your Powers Combined: Ideally has access to the powers of the 10 Legendary Warriors, and thus the Elemental Powers associated with each though not to the degree of their original owners.
  • Bash Brothers: With Crusadermon.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: Plays this up to make others underestimate his intelligence on the battlefield.
  • Born in the Wrong Century: Comes across like this on Earth Bet. His way of talking was also commented on in Origins, but as a Digimon "Wrong Century" isn't quite the case.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Just like Crusadermon's example above, as Lucemon used them both as his servants before killing them.
  • Cultured Warrior: It's telling that when walking around Brockton Bay job searching, he was casually reading and analyzing Shakespeare's Macbeth.
  • Damn You, Muscle Memory!: A fighting reflex based example, as when the Merchants tried mugging him and Parian with a knife his instincts were to block with what was hand. Unfortunately, what was "on hand" was his 3rd edition of Shakespeare's Macbeth, and the damage the knife did to it was enough he needed to replace it.
  • Dashing Hispanic: As Dalen Rodreguez due to his mannerisms.
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty: Subjected the Soldiers to live fire with his Dragon Thrower attack. (Presumably slowed and weakened to the point they could dodge, or barring that survive.)
  • Knight in Shining Armor: Ends up appearing as such to Parian when they first meet. First, he fights off the seven Merchants trying to mug them and even refuses to accept her offer to give him the ten dollars he was searching the junkies for to replace his book. This is also despite having to suppress his negative reaction to sensing her Passenger, but it also led to his current occupation of being her bodyguard.
  • Large Ham: Again he's the "passionate warrior" who speaks like he just walked off the set of a Shakespeare production.
  • Literal-Minded: As the term "Merchant" isn't unusual for him, he didn't realize that "The Merchants" was the name of the area's gang of junkies; and so unlike the who he was thinking of, they likely wouldn't have been carrying anything of note on them that wasn't illegal to possess.
  • Undying Loyalty: This is his Personal Justice. He desires only to serve Yggdrasil until his final breath. He also respects this quality in others, even if it brings them into conflict.
  • Those Two Guys: Best known as Crusadermon's Partner.
  • The Wild Hunt: Used to be the "Lord" of the digimon equivalent of one that served the Sovereign before joining the Royal Knights, albeit called the "Wyld hunt" assumedly to suit his archaic manner of speaking.
  • Ye Olde Butcherede Englishe: His preferred type of speech, which Crusadermon notes helps with the Boisterous Bruiser image.

    Gankoomon/Gary Kim/Covenant of Yggdrasil 
Considers himself a great teacher (regardless of his student's thoughts on the matter) and one of the most abrasive knights despite also being the most open. He's very prone to saying exactly what's on his mind and has a focus on hand to hand combat. His companion Hinukamuy is made of digisoul and while is just as eager for battle his personality is more reserved.

PRT Rating January 2011: Brute 9; Master 5; Mover (Speed, Flight) 7; Striker 7; Changer 2

PRT Rating Update May 30th, 2011: Brute 10: Master 5; Mover (Speed, Flight) 10; Striker 7; Changer 2

  • Abusive Parent: Is thought to be one for Jesmon by the PRT once they get a better grasp on their connection. Though to be fair by human standards they aren't wrong.
  • Badass Boast: His DigiSoul Companion Hinukamuy gets a rather notable one when facing down the E88.
    Hinkamuy: I have faced the Lords of Hell, The Beasts of the Celestial Houses,and they who call themselves Divine. Where do you think you stand compared to them? If you are unsure, stay still. I'll show you.
  • Bash Brothers: With Jesmon. He's really looking forward to their spar.
  • Berserk Button: Misusing his teachings, as Grue of the Undersiders finds out. Or perhaps based on his title don't break any promises you make to him, since he had all of his students agree to use what he taught them only for defense.
  • Brutal Honesty: Gankoomon has no patience for beating around the bush, especially if he feels that people are deliberately making things more complicated by doing so. He often cuts straight to the heart of the matter, ignoring politeness and courtesy to solve an issue quickly.
    • Taylor finds out the hard way that Gankoomon isn't willing to put up with her teenage resentment like Jesmon is, when he bluntly tells her that the reason he couldn't save her from The Locker was because at the time he was fighting the Slaughterhouse Nine, avenging thousands of people. He straight up tells her that what happened was horrible, but she needs to get over it and stop taking it out on his student.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: Implied to have joined the Royal Knights by this method as he "got religious" after in his own words “When God’s Shield punched me in the face".
  • Dirty Old Man: Or "Dirty old Mon" as the case may be. It's unclear if he's like this on purpose to annoy people (since all other Digimon are openly Asexual) or not but it's implied that of all the Knights he's the one most likely to make a suggestive remark. This is at least partially to blame for their feud with the Olympus Twelve, as he managed to hit on and insult Junomon within five seconds to her husband's face.
  • Expy: His human form is said to look like Mister Miyagi, and considering his job this is rather fitting.
  • Gratuitous Japanese: He's a fan of it, both for his attack names and general uses like numbers or Hinukamuy's name. Notable in that not only has he not gone to Earth Bet's Japan yet and Gary Kim is said to be Korean (though a drunk Assault did assume he was Japanese) unlike Duftmon his mostly likely namesake (Guangwu) is Chinese, albeit rather messed up.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: For the most part. He can be and often is a complete ass. He also does care about his family and students despite his own denials.
  • Knight in Sour Armor: Best described as an asshole but also believes that there is good with the bad and so is willing to protect the world.
  • Lethal Chef: That burn mark that Taylor notices when she first goes to Shawn's house? Gankoomon was making salad. He also managed to give Jesmon stomach flu for a few days from a single meal in the Christmas Omake. There may or may not be a court order preventing his human form from stepping foot in a kitchen.
  • Miniature Senior Citizens: He tries to invoke this by slouching over in human form all the time, during which Taylor put him at only about 5'5''. It's terrifying when he stops doing it As Glory Girl found out.
  • Old Master: Gankoomon is an interesting example. He's literally closing in on 700+, or 1 depending on your point of view, but he can throw down with Lung in his diminished state and the worst the other did to him was piss him off.
  • Only Friend: Daniel Hebert. Surprisingly, Gankoomon is the Type 2 in why no one else likes him. Why Daniel can is still a mystery.
  • Papa Wolf: To Blanc and Noir most prominently. He still is one to Jesmon too but he tries to be less obvious there.
  • Pet the Dog: His behavior towards the scared and sobbing Dinah can seem like one as despite the hate he has for Coil he still takes the time and care both to try to comfort her while minimizing the trauma seeing what he will do to Coil could cause her.
  • Playing with Fire: Both as Gankoomon and Gary Kim (though this may most accurately be Hinukamuy's doing), as he often seems to use this as a part of his Funny Background Events like the Christmas Distraction and some other likely racist sap seen when he had Chad help him with groceries. To the point even in Jesmon's flashbacks were the digital world was in chaos he felt the need to reference this.
    Jesmon: Everything was on fire and it wasn’t Master’s fault this time.
    • Better shown as Gankoomon directly with how he reacted and took out Coil after what the fool did to Jesmon complete with a Call-Back to the above:
    Gankoomon: Everything was on fire and it was totally my fault.
  • Never Gets Drunk: Type 3a. While he's the knight most prone to drinking alcohol not only did he spend the vast majority of the January 1st party drinking to make a pyramid out of his empty glasses (and out drinking Assault in the process, despite the latter still being in costume) long before Duftmon and the others joined him he was still acting fairly sober while his brothers were completely smashed and his single pyramid gained "siblings" too.
    • Though he eventually did cross the threshold enough to get a hangover.
  • The Nick Namer: Examples being "New-Girl" (Flechette), "Kitty Cat" (Stormtiger) and "Uberdouche a.k.a. King Pussy a.k.a. You Know, That Dick" (Kaiser).
  • Screw Politeness, I'm a Senior!: As Gary Kim, which Yggdrasil even lampshades with "If you were human, you would’ve gotten arthritis in your middle finger."
  • Side Bet: Makes Taylor aware he was a part of one of these about how long it would take for her to learn about Jesmon. Mostly because she made him lose which in turn cost him a lot of his drinking money. Ulforce lost as well with Duftmon as the "winner".
  • Terms of Endangerment: When it comes to Coil he goes more this route than his typical nicknaming as he calls the villain "Tommy" so he realizes the Royal Knights know who his civilian identity is.

    Jesmon/Shawn Kim/Salvation of Yggdrasil 
The Youngest and perhaps most idealistic of the Royal Knights, Jesmon is openly caring and nice to just about everyone. Including people who hate him. Just don't hurt his friends.

PRT Rating January 2011: Brute 7; Master 7; Mover (Speed, Flight) 7; Changer 2

PRT Rating Update May 30th, 2011: Brute 10; Mover (Speed, Flight) 10; Master 7; Trump 7; Changer 2

  • Accidental Pervert: Shawn doesn't know what a pink sign on a bathroom door means.
  • Adorkable: As Taylor comes to learn Shawn is a massive dork.
  • Ambiguously Brown: Shawn is described as looking "middle eastern" which isn't too specific in terms of how dark his skin tone is but does explain why no one questions him being from Dubai or that he's only the adoptive son of the clearly Asian "Gary Kim".
  • Angst? What Angst?: Justified. While Jesmon doesn't focus on how utterly crappy and traumatic his childhood was he fully acknowledges it wasn't nice and that he's not exactly... Normal in the head. He uses this as his reasoning to become a Knight, so that his life won't ever have to happen to someone else.
    • But that doesn't mean that when pushed he can't give a very disturbing laugh.
  • Badass Adorable: Largely by virtue of his personality.
  • Bash Brothers: With Gankoomon. He's the only one who can stand being around him for large periods of time. And even then "stand" might be stretching it.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Was willing to put the mission which was critical to their world's survival in jeopardy because three girls hurt his friend.
  • Conveniently an Orphan: "Convenient" in that this was the only reason he ended up being trained by Gankoomon.
  • Crystal Dragon Jesus: More like Alien Metal Knight Dragon Jesus, but yeah. To the point even Tattletale, who at this point doesn't know much about him, called him this trope by name.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Shawn against three Empire 88 skinheads. Shawn was more worried about them breaking their hands if they actually landed a hit.
  • Deceased Parents Are the Best: Before he trained under Gankoomon. Though it's hard to say how good of parents they actually were as his memories before they died are pretty much blank. But they saved his life at the cost of their own so that has to count for something, right?
  • Determinator: Regardless of how much damage he takes or how giving his projections other tasks may weaken him in a fight he will try to help save as many people as he can whenever possible even though that despite his (relatively) young age he realizes it won't help abate his Danger Sense for long.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Not actually him, but the clone of him Noelle makes has a voice notably deeper than his own much to his distress as it stresses the "wrongness" of it.
  • Foreign Exchange Student: As Shawn, as he officially came from Dubai.
  • Funny Foreigner: Shawn's go-to defense when he makes a human faux pas.
  • Good Thing You Can Heal: Let's see, without a digimon's regenerative abilities, and his connection to Yggdrasil, Jesmon would have been blinded, had every appendage but his right forearm severed, his data dispersed, and blown to bits by something more powerful than a nuclear warhead. All in the same day. And just for clarity's sake, Jesmon does not have the greatest healing power among the Royal Knights.
  • Goggles Do Nothing: Jesmon still has his goggles, even in human form. He hasn't put them on yet. However, as tradition commands he does become a leader, specifically for the squire initiative.
    • Eventually Subverted as he's been wearing them over his eyes while they recover from being destroyed during the events of Arc 10.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: He is named after Jesus after all, though his tendency to want to invoke this is noted and bothers Yggdrasil when it comes up in flashbacks. This doesn't stop him from doing so against Leviathan, not that it ended up accomplishing what he intended to do, but to be fair no one could have predicted this would have happened.
  • Hilariously Abusive Childhood: Gankoomon always pushed Hackmon to the brink during his training.
  • How Much More Can He Take?: His tenacity only really shows up against fellow Mega level (or nearly so) type threats but against Noelle's monster the answer is "A direct hit from a Mega explosion, losing both arms, being rendered blind, and then some" and still win.
  • Kung-Fu Jesus: While he may be based on Jesus he isn't a pacifist. He rarely throws the first punch, but he's usually the one still standing at the end.
  • Major Injury Underreaction: As per the Knights "Rule 25"; In the wake of one of Bakuda's bombs he's rendered physically blind (though his danger sense and projections can help pick up the slack) and lost an arm. The former his biggest concern was his digicore being visible through it, but as far as the latter goes Noelle showed more concern about it than he did.
  • Messianic Archetype: As Yggdrasil's "Salvation" this is an enforced trope too. To the point he did "die" to kill Leviathan and then was sent to the Dark Area with Taylor as a Hackmon shortly after with little idea when the two will be making their own "second coming" to Earth Bet.
  • Naïve Newcomer: The cause of the majority of his faux pas. Is also this to the Knights Organization as a whole.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: As Taylor (and her father) learn he's rather prone to giving hugs and the like. After the loss of his village to Megidramon Gankoomon says it's a way of proving those around him are really there.
  • Older Than They Look: To an ironic degree as despite being around the perfectly reasonable for a human hero age of 30 unlike all of his other brothers (so he could have been the one to avert this trope) Yggdrasil made his human form 16 instead, assumedly to suit his lack of social development.
  • Original Generation: It's not clear as technically it may not have been able to be considered a digimon at all, but Jesmon Executor could be considered one of these akin to Omnimon and Omnimon Zwart. And with his partnership to Taylor if she can at least get him to his natural Baohackmon level again any evolutions he has that aren't Saviorhackmon and Jesmon will likely be these by necessity as they don't have anything else to digivolve into normally.
  • Post-Victory Collapse: Has a case of this after facing off with the copy of him Noelle made after he already took a lot of damage from Bakuda's bombs.
  • Scarf of Asskicking: Jesmon's cape turns into one of these as Shawn.
  • Sleep-Mode Size: As one of the Knights who has his whole evolution line known and their least experienced member his prior digivolutions are noted they can act like this. After draining himself to the point he would have died had Taylor not made herself his tamer Hackmon is left somewhere between this and being given a digimon equivalent of a Bag of Spilling.
  • The Unchosen One: When Gankoomon first met Hackmon... He was less than enthusiastic to train the Rookie. Hackmon proceeded to pester Gankoomon, despite physical injury, until the Knight gave him an Impossible Task. It was completing it, really going above and beyond in that task, that made Yggdrasil agree that Hackmon should be the next Royal Knight.
  • The Knights Who Say "Squee!": Jesmon has earned the title of "Royal Knight." That means he's considered one of thirteen guardian deities of the Digital World. He still massively looks up to his brothers, except Gankoomon as well as other Heroes in Earth Bet.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Gives one to Shadow Stalker/Sophia Hess when she tries to accuse him of being a "predator" like she is and receives one from the clone Noelle made of him trying to convince him that their efforts to save others is so pointless the only way to truly "save" anyone is to end their suffering in a more "permanent" way. While his shook her up the one he got only served to piss him off with their "selfish" stance on it and their pessimistic view of things.
  • Training from Hell: It actually became the basis of the other Royal Knights training regimens, that they give to other people.
    • One of the first things that Gankoomon does is throw him in the Dark Zone, the Digimon version of Hell, so maybe this should be Training in Hell.
  • The Cape: One of the best straight examples in the Royal Knights... And now Worm.
  • Unconscious Objector: Even if he's knocked out his constructs can continue acting on his behalf, as Atho does after Jesmon's fight with Noelle's clone of him.

    Craniumon/Chad Cunningham/Shield of Yggdrasil 
A perfectionist who has been understandably been hit very hard by his "failure" to protect his lord. He also greatly enjoys proving his strength to others in one on one combat.

PRT Rating January 2011: Brute ?; Mover (Speed, Flight) ?; Stranger ?; Changer 2

PRT Rating Update May 30th, 2011: Brute 10; Mover (Speed, Flight) 10; Breaker 4; Changer 2

  • Badass Boast: In 11.1 he's charged with keeping Vista safe during a training exercise involving tsunamis. His response: "Not a drop of water will touch her." He delivers.
  • Berserk Button: Do not threaten his lady. Don't even find his lady without explicitly being on good terms with at least one of his fellow knights, regardless of them "vouching" for the human in question. Saint learned the hard way what doing both of those things causes and even Ulforce pointed out that the brutality he displayed could cause Digimon/Human relations some issues further down the line. On a related note he takes the notion of "failure" very hard considering he "failed" his lord once already.
    • Though this might have been a more recent trait given his mild reaction to Hackmon in Yggdrasil's throneroom. Or possibly it's that he considered Omnimon to have vouched for Hackmon (even though he called Hackmon an intruder).
  • Blood Knight: He was a warlord for a reason after all, even when he joined the knights to help Yggdrasil he was eagerly thinking about the types of powerful opponents he would face as a result.
  • Death Seeker: A former one of these when he was a warlord of one of the outer layers before Yggdrasil beat him in a fight. Though some of his thoughts can make one wonder just how "former" this is, as he does still see himself as expendable.
  • Death Glare: He's very good at it and uses it often when annoyed when things don't turn physical.
  • Hates Being Touched: At least when done by Ulforce even in a friendly matter, though this could also be a result of him just not liking his brother very much as he doesn't complain about Vista clinging to him while on an exercise with him in preparation for a Leviathan attack.
  • Heroic BSoD: A longer case than what Takato's Gallantmon suffered but also less extreme, he's just been very depressed due to seeing himself as failing his lady to the point Chad doesn't actually have a job like his brothers. All he does is the tasks they give to him to try getting him out of the apartment and out of his funk, such as what led to his Mugging the Monster omake chapter.
  • Horrifying Hero: As lampshaded by Vista who describes him as "thirteen feet of metal, a double-bladed spear, a shield with a skull on it, and a disposition that said, “talk to me and I kill you”". Having a Skull for a Head with his helmet and Red Eyes, Take Warning likely doesn't help his case much either, not that he'd mind either way. And this is before finding out he murdered Saint for pressing his Berserk Button.
  • My Greatest Failure: He is the Shield of Yggdrasil, so his lord getting injured weighs on him greatly.
  • Out of Focus: Since he's in charge of keeping the digital world safe by being in the system directly "Chad Cunningham" hasn't seen much use and most of Earth Bet hasn't the foggiest idea who he is or what he does beyond protecting something.
  • Irony: Despite being Yggdrasil's Shield he's much more aggressive than defensive.
  • Scary Black Man: Chad Cunningham when he's in a bad mood certainly qualifies as his would-be racist mugger and some nearby attempted rapists found out the hard way.
  • Undying Loyalty: Towards Yggdrasil, which is why her current state has hit him particularly hard. She's aware of this and does seem concerned how far he thinks about going for her at times despite her condition, though she can't actually comfort him.


    Examon/Ryouma Temujin/Eyes of Yggdrasil 
The largest of the Royal Knights and their Long Range Specialist, Examon takes is job seriously. Because when he screws up, it's his brothers who pay for it.

PRT Rating January 2011: Brute 10; Mover (Speed, Flight) 10, Effective Blaster 10; Tinker 4; Thinker 5; Changer 2

PRT Rating Update May 30th, 2011: Blaster 13; Brute 10; Mover (Speed, Flight) 10; Thinker 7; Changer 2

  • Awesome by Analysis: As Examon's second mind and Target Spotter, it is Caldfwich's job to be this. Not that Examon himself doesn't also qualify on his own, as his fight against the Three Blasphemies demonstrated.
  • BFG: Ambrosius, interestingly this is supposed to be it's secondary function. It is meant to be primarily a lance.
  • Biological Weapons Solve Everything: Avalon's Gate contains malware, Trojans, and other nasty code. In the real world this translates to bioweapons. They aren't even technically illigal to fire in space. He just can't place Ambrosius "in Orbit."
  • Cold Sniper: More what everyone thinks he is than his actual personality, though when he meets annoying people he tends to enter a meditative state to brush them off.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Likes to shoot his enemies while they're talking. Or transforming. Though he notes that the later only applies to unannounced transformations.
  • Death from Above: Which is both how he was mistaken as a fourth Endbringer and nicknamed "Nuke Dragon".
  • Did I Say That Out Loud: When bemoaning being stuck with "crazies" like Ulforce on Christmas, though he did use this to set up the children to harass the "crazy" for presents instead of him.
  • Empathic Weapon: Examon's wings, Caldfwich.
  • Exact Words: His choice of words and ability to manipulate them without most people noticing is as good as his aim, ranging from the Suspiciously Specific Denial mentioned on the main page to taking advantage of the UN's lack of knowledge about his human identity to escape from their attempt to confine him.
    • He tells the UN that he hasn't made a shot in service of the Royal Knights longer than 25,000 km. Now before he joined... Or five months after he said that...
  • Genius Bruiser: He's explicitly the knight with the best understanding of base coding, which is essentially a digimon's biology.
  • Gentleman Snarker: His reaction to an enemy sneaking up on him and ruining his exit strategy? "That wasn't very nice."
  • I Just Want to Be Normal/I Just Want to Have Friends: The biggest reason he joined the Royal Knights was that they didn't treat him as special because he was a Jogress of two Mega, as their first "brother" was already in the same boat.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: Made a shot from Pen y Fan to Dinas Emrys. That's roughly 134 km. Of course, he did it the long way, which resulted in a shot that took over an hour to reach its target and a distance between 39,941 and 40,209 km. This was after the UN meeting.
  • Mr. Fixit: As Ryouma, he owns a garage in Brockton Bay. He spent six months before the Knights went public repairing, suping up, and generally being around anything with a motor.
  • Multi Form Balance: Mentally discussed with Caldfwich when trying to come up with plans against the Three Blasphemies when there was too much risk of friendly fire, as one of his component Digimon, Slayerdramon, might have been better suited to that situation.
  • Orbital Bombardment: His primary form of Death from Above as Nilbog learned the hard way.
  • Red Baron: In addition to the species-wide title of "Dragon Emperor," he has the title bestowed upon him by his patron Ygddrasil, Eyes of Yggdrasil or "her Sight", and nearly everybody on Earth Bet knows his nickname of "Nuke Dragon."
  • Servile Snarker: Caldfwich, whose commentary on the current situation can always be counted on to be dry as a desert and biting as a teething infant.
  • Shape Shifter Mode Lock: A milder "can't shift out of a form" example, as unlike how the Rookie level Hackmon came upbecause Jesmon had lost most of his strength when his connection to Yggdrasil was severed Examon does consider the two Mega level Slayerdramon and Breakdramon as valid options during missions but can't use them currently due to Yggdrasil's delicate condition and by extension difficulties they may have fusing back.
  • Snark-to-Snark Combat: Sometimes with Caldfwich.
  • The Stoic: Good luck seeing anything get an emotional rise out of him, as even when he gets annoyed by others he simply resorts to meditation instead of trying to make them stop. To be fair considering one of the biggest ones he deals with is Ulforce that may have simply proven futile so long ago that he gave up on it in general.
  • Swiss Army Gun: Well, more Swiss Army Ammunition thanks to Avalon's Gate, but he has a shell for every situation. That he can fire from his lance.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: He has bright red Fire Emblem-esque hair, matching his scales as Examon, though this does make his case more subtle than the Villa's as despite his Asian appearance he didn't need the "mutant" label.

    Sleipmon/Chonglin Satsuma/Ears of Yggdrasil/Hand of Cherubimon (In Origins) 
Second largest knight after Examon and second fastest after Ulforce he's a very reserved individual, much like his former human partner Rentaro Satsuma was. Much like Gallantmon his human form is also based on his tamer, but unlike the former his age appears more or less the same as he was already an adult last we saw him.

PRT Rating January 2011: Brute 9; Mover (Speed, Flight) 9; Blaster 8 (Cryokinetic); Shaker 8; Changer 2

PRT Rating Update May 30th, 2011: Brute 10, Mover (Speed, Flight) 10; Blaster 8 (Cryokinetic); Shaker 8; Changer 2

  • Call-Back: In Digimon Savers he said Yggdrasil sent him to the human world to be their "eyes and ears" to spy on them. The lack of Examon in that adaption could explain why it wasn't just "ears" in that case.
  • Friend to All Children: Makes an effort to try and keep Yggdrasil at ease when he first meets her in Keter and threatening the safety of human children is one of the few things that can make him overtly angry.
  • Identical Stranger: To Rentaro Satsuma, as that's who Yggdrasil based his form on, though he never got to met his Earth Bet counterpart. Considering when the split between Earth Alph and Earth Bet's timelines happened it's unclear if he'd have another doppelganger there too unlike all of the other human partners Earth Bet had due to his age.
  • Lightning Bruiser: While he's more defensive than offensive, due to his red digizoid armor which is focused on defense, unlike Ulforce's lightweight and speed focused blue digizoid or Magnamon's offense based gold digizoid, despite his size only Ulforce is faster than he is. Which means, he easily outspeeds most Earth Bet speed based capes. Ironically, the official In-Universe Cape power rankings of the Knights indicate either he hasn't been demonstrating this often, or China's trying to hide this detail as Examon's "Mover" rank is higher than his.
  • Mauve Shirt: During Origins in a sense: As he was only an Ultimate at the time, he was seen as "more expendable" than other members of Cherubimon's Hands which is why he was sent to be Imperialdramon's leash on the frontlines. Duftmon even pointed this out to him, though Cherubimon indicates this was Seraphimon's decision among other Angel's actions that were troubling her.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: During the debate following Leviamon's attack he's clearly not all mentally there and unintentionally reveals one of his current stressors facing him back in China. How his brother's proceed to aggravate the issue by throwing their misinformed two cents in about the topic serves to only set him off even more. To say Rentaro, leader of DATS, would be rolling in his grave over his Kudamon making a proposal to reveal Digimon to Earth Bet in such a way that it could indicate to them Digimon can take on human forms at will a deadlock over an unrelated transgression instead of trying to address the actual topic and its potential fall out seems like an understatement.
  • Out of Focus: Sleipmon's lack of onscreen action throughout the majority of the early arcs can be pinned on his unfortunate assignment of location in China dealing with the Yangban. As no one working on the story felt they could do the local justice. This has also gotten to the point of parody especially after a certain infamous mission in Cyber Sleuth.
  • Old Man Marrying a Child: Due to his efforts in China their government wants him to do this by having him marry a fifteen year old girl, and have a child with her within three years. To say the idea disgusts and infuriates him on principal alone would be an understatement. It's also unclear whether they want to have this arranged between his human persona or his actual form.
  • One-Man Army: Notable case even among the Royal Knights as he's fighting an economic superpower's forces by himself and got to such a stalemate China has begun resorting to self destructive tactics to try and stop him.
  • Rage Breaking Point: His work in China has reached this twice despite his reserved nature.
    • First resulted in him asking permission to let Examon bombard them. As a result of killing at least two members of the Yang ban and the stalemate he and the government ended up in they decided to try using suicide bombing children and bioweapons against him. Even just hearing about it nearly got Gallantmon to the same point but Duftmon rejected the proposal for both Examon or Gallantmon to get themselves involved.
    • Second caused even more of a rift between him and Duftmon after the latter learned of a potential political marriage which could end the fighting there during a debate about whether or not the knights should reveal themselves as Digimon to Earth Bet as both humans and "heroes". Duftmon had no idea about how seriously China would take the consummation of this marriage and lengths they will go to in order to ensure the 15 year old girl involved would have Sleipmon's children within three years but did nothing to make that misunderstanding clear. Then he decided to insult his brother's honor by making light of a vow like this since she's only a human (to a partnered Digimon who is still mourning the loss of his human "family" no less) that breaking this oath shouldn't be an issue. This in particular drove the former partner of the leader of an organization responsible for Digimon/Human relations to agree with Gankoomon's rash decision instead of abstaining or rejecting it as despite being a completely separate issue Sleipmon saw either option as supporting Duftmon.
  • Remote Body: He can create these from ice in the real world for himself and Examon, as long as he gets help with the High Code. Overlaps with Myself My Avatar.
  • Secret Keeper: We see him act as a confidant for his Lady Cherubimon in Origins, where she does let him in on various pieces of potentially dangerous information. Most importantly how Seraphimon may be trying to essentially take over the Angel Territory, as he has seniority on Ophanimon the Second who clearly looks up to him, and the two of them seem to be trying to weaken her because she disagrees with them too often for their taste, and realizing the connection between Yggdrasil and the "Kernel", the power that made the angels what they are. This could be foreshadowing for how he became "the Ears of Yggdrasil" as well.
  • The Stoic: More so than most of his other brothers, best seen how of all of the previously partnered Knights he had the least violent response to learning how Earth Bet's Japan, and by extension the equivalents of many if not all of the humans he cared about, had been decimated. In Origins, as a Chirinmon he also notes he tries to keep other Digimon from knowing how they affect him whenever possible.
  • Token Good Teammate: In Origins, he's considered one for the Hands of the Great Angels, much like his Lady Cherubimon as he's fair and gives credit where it is due despite having the easy excuse of Fantastic Racism to take it for himself instead, though this is considered more as a result of being blind to what's going on around him by Imperialdramon.
  • Uriah Gambit: Was the Uriah in Seraphimon and Ophanimon's Gambit to kill off Imperialdramon. (It didn't work.) See Also the Mauve Shirt entry.

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