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Digimon Adventure Tri. Abridged is The Abridged Series for Digimon Adventure tri., made by ProjectMouthwash and hosted by BlazingAzureCrow, who also made a Bleach abridged series. The first episode, "Genesis of Nostalgia" and the subsequent released episodes as of March 2019 can be seen here, with each new episode being made about a month after the related movie's release.

The team is also working on Digimon Adventures Abridged as a prequel series. These episodes contain Call Forwards to tri. Abridged. These episodes are less regular.

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Due to issues with Youtube however, the series has been cancelled.

Tropes

  • Adaptational Heroism: Devimon, but downplayed. In canon, he's purely evil and wants to kill the Digidestined for daring to come onto File Island and to get rid of a threat to his rule. Here, he's aware of the prophecy where the Digidestined must destroy a great evil, the Dark Masters, and is Properly Paranoid in assuming they'll mistake him for that evil and attempt to kill him, leaving File Island defenseless for when the Dark Masters actually arise. He's still content with brainwashing other Digimon either through his Touch of Evil or with Black Gears in order to gain servants, and is content with trying to kill the Digidestined rather than tell them he isn't actually evil.
  • Adaptational Villainy:
    • Izzy, Izzy, Izzy. He's effectively a Card-Carrying Villain here, with intent to rule the world through his technological skills and a "nerdy iron fist", boasts about owning the Americans, has a building powered by the Earths molten core, and treats Sora like a Sitcom Arch-Nemesis. The only time he isn't acting like a megalomaniac is when he's freaked by "THE HAND!"/Alphamon, or when he's crushing on Mimi causing him to turn into a blithering dork, but even that has a sinister undertone when he declares his intention to kill Meiko for getting Mimi's attention over him.
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    • Alphamon. In canon, he was a Silent Antagonist with only the idea he worked for Yggdrasil to go on, something already making him suffer Adaptational Villainy since traditionally Alphamon opposes Yggdrasil. Here however, he's voiced, and often goes on about "the law", even calling Jesmon a "traitor" for siding with Homeostasis and mocking the laws of the Digital World, painting him as a Knight Templar here.
    • Meicoomon. Whereas they were only a villain after succumbing to The Corruption in the 2nd movie in canon, here there are signs from the get go that they are corrupted by their brainwashing Kari into ignoring how suspicious they are. They're also more susceptible to emotional outrages, attacking Meiko in episode 4 thinking she abandoned them up until Meiko called her a "bad kitty", whereas canon-wise it was to keep Meiko away from them thinking they were too dangerous.
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    • A few downplayed examples in the prequel series.
      • The Pyokomon of the Pyokomon village are unnecessarily cruel to Meramon even when he's not under Black Gear control.
      • It's strongly hinted that the mayor of Toytown behaves the same way whether he's under a gear's influence or not (though he lets the group leave once the president chews him out).
      • Surprisingly, Steve Jobs. Here, it was Izzy who created the IOS and I-Tunes, originally the Izzy OS and Izzy-Tunes, and sent the basis to his friend Steve for safe keeping. Steve then proceeded to steal the designs for himself and make himself rich.
  • Adaptation Name Change: Leomon is consistently referred to as Leomeow, at least in Episode 2. The prequel series reveals this was a result of Devimon's brainwashing.
  • Adorkable:
    • Izzy in general, but especially whenever Mimi is in the immediate vicinity.
    • Meiko. She's a massive Shrinking Violet and is quick to panic whenever someone compliments her, while having a blatant crush on Tai and adoration of her "kitty" Meicoomon.
  • Ambiguously Bi: Mimi's affection towards Meiko is dialed up considerably, to the point of flat out calling her the 'Hottest Nerd in Existence'.
  • Ambiguous Gender: Parodied. Meiko calls Meicoomon "she/he/it". Ken flat-out asks what its gender is. They finally figure it out by Episode 3.
  • Ape Shall Never Kill Ape: Subverted with Kabuterimon and Kuwagamon.
    Kabuterimon: Forgive me my insect brethren! (kills a Kuwagamon)
  • April Fools: 2017 had a fake release of Episode 4 on April 1 that is actually just Daigo ringing the doorbell and saying "Ding Dong!" over and over for 36 minutes. Subverted with Episode 6 of Digimon Adventures Abridged, which was released earlier the same day.
  • Arc Welding: In episode 8 of the Digimon Adventures Abridged series, Devimon mentions he's doing everything to protect File Island from the Four Dark Masters, who in the original show were never mentioned before the final season.
  • Aren't You Going to Ravish Me?: Zigzagged with Sora when Ken/Gennai gets on top of her. She initially is hoping that he's robbing her, then gets frustrated when he doesn't seem to be undoing her top. Then at the end, after he transforms from Ken to Gennai, she cries rape because it got weird.
  • Art Shift: Lampshaded when Tai and Agumon reunite.
    Tai: You're all round and angular!
    Agumon: And you're not lanky and stretchy!
    Tai: We've both changed aesthetics! Considerably.
  • Badass Boast: Izzy to the digital deity in Episode 3. It's a thing of beauty.
  • Been There, Shaped History: Izzy uses the runes in Andromon's factory to create an operating system (the Izzy OS) and a media player (Izzy Tunes), both of which get stolen by Steve Jobs.
  • Belated Love Epiphany: Belinda feels this way about Cindy once she's gone.
  • Benevolent Boss: Izzy makes a comment about ruling his subordinates with a "Nerdy Iron Fist", but he tends to treat those who impress or appease him well.
  • Book-Ends:
    • Episode 3 starts and ends with someone ringing someone's door. "Ding-dong ding-dong! Doorbell!"
    • Episode 4 starts and ends with Maki's dialogue. Aside from a brief flashback in the middle, it's her only appearance in that episode. It also starts and ends with someone saying "Do you have any idea what I went through to find you?" to a digimon.
  • Call-Back: The first episode throws in a bunch of references to Digimon Adventure.
    • The third episode has the English theme music from Digimon Adventure when they open up the gate.
    • Also in the third episode, Sora commented that "things were so much easier when it was the digimon doing the dodging". Tai made the same observation in the first episode.
    • The fourth episode has a heap of references to the past episodes, from both the prequel and within the tri Abridged canon, such as:
      • Koromon asking Tai what kind of digimon he is.
      • Sora's Pyokomon has the same voice as the leader of the Pyokomon Village.
      • Tokomon initially wants to run away because he's a "tiny".
      • Mimi wanted to kill Meicoomon to send her back to Primary Village.
      • Meicoomon having portals to show she's evil.
      • Matt references sleeping in the trolley car and Seadramon stealing his friends.
      • Matt says "This is better" after Gabumon digivolves back to rookie.
      • Agumon sleeping on a log causes Tai to suggest the stream could end in a waterfall, a la Digimon Adventure Episode 1.
      • Tai getting excited about Agumon saying "dinosaur crazy".
      • Matt brings up the tree convincing Matt trying to kill Tai again.
      • Matt obsesses about getting Omegamon to defeat MugenDramon.
      • Kari seeing MugenDramon killing dozens of numemon and almost getting evicerated.
      • What Agumon gets nostalgic, Kari asks if he feels like turning into a giant dragon and cutting him in half (which he does do later in the episode).
      • Izzy programming digivolution (and it taking longer than before).
      • Meiko mentioned Daigo ringing her doorbell for almost 40 minutes. (see April Fools above)
      • Sora being "the world's most obvious ninja".
      • Izzy remembers the "heat lines" from the desert.
      • Meiko's uncle was Councellor Bernie, who was mentioned in pretty much every episode of Digimon Adventures Abridged.
      • That the Digivices have radars built in.
      • Sora has the same "You killed Biyomon" freakout when Ken beats Biyomon away.
      • "Are you dead? You'd tell me if you were dead, right?"
      • Sora mentions her spine breaking back into place, just like Tai's neck in Adventures Episode 2
      • Biyomon finally evolving into a phoenix, then Sora rubbing it in Izzy's face.
      • Izzy brought up Tentomon forcing him to ask someone out while in the middle of battle (even if Tentomon doesn't remember it).
  • Calling Your Attacks: Brought back after it went missing in the movies.
  • Can't Spit It Out: Izzy is forced to confess his feelings to Mimi during Episode 3's climax. It takes a long time for him to admit it.
  • Catchphrase:
    • Patamon has two: "Salvation is murder" and "burn the sick and twisted".
    • Matt has "We need Omegamon!" along with any rapid-fire variations he can say.
    • Gomamon cheerfully says "I dunno!" every time he's asked a question he doesn't know the answer to, which is often. He also uses the phrase "super fish buddies" often when referring to Jo.
    • "I'm Gabumon!"
    • Tai and Agumon have this exchange:
    Tai: Go dinosaur crazy!
    Agumon: I was hoping you'd say that!
  • Character Exaggeration: It wouldn't be an abridged series without it.
    • Matt and TK's issues with their parents' divorce. Matt has renamed his band "Separation Anxiety". He states that his band's creative differences were "the kinds where they have mothers and he doesn't" and calls one of his latest songs "They're Fighting Again Oh God It's My Fault Please Please Stop!". TK's hipster persona is also an example of this; it disappears whenever said divorce is brought up and this usually makes him cry.
      • TK seems to change personalities depending on what style of outfit he's wearing as a result of trying to cope with all the losses he's gone through in the past. In the prequel series, TK offers random trivia advice and is an expert on "elemental affinity" in fighting.
    • Mimi goes from just kind of ditzy and energetic to a vapid airhead who freely admits that she "never remember[s] anything". SHE'S ALSO THE LOUDEST!
    • Izzy's technological know-how is exaggerated to him being pretty much a teenage Lex Luthor and his crush on Mimi switches between "babbling like an idiot" and "crazy stalker". His adoption issues are also exaggerated, though in the opposite direction from Matt and TK's divorce issues.
    • Meiko's shyness is exaggerated to the point that she runs off screaming when everyone hears her sneeze, causing Sora to think she's crazy when they first meet. In the second episode, it goes so far that human contact alone freaks her out.
  • Characterization Marches On: In the first episode, Mimi is an airheaded Valley Girl who no one is eager to see. In the next, she's dropped the accent and is more impulsive than airheaded. It helps that the plot of episode two focuses on her Hidden Depths.
  • Child Hater:
    • Nishijima is so much this that he becomes ecstatic at the idea that thousands of his own students may be horribly killed by a rogue Digimon.
    • Camp counselor Bernie, who is never seen, but still made it perfectly clear that he despises every kid he comes across. Tai mentions that didn't feed the team for three days, and Meiko reveals that he taught her survival skills to encourage her to run away from home and never come back.
  • Cloudcuckoolander:
    • TK seems to have a world living up there.
    • Gomamon, as in canon.
  • Comical Overreacting: Sora at one point:
    Izzy: Tentomon!
    Tentomon: (pushes Agumon and Biyomon into a laptop screen)
    Tai: Agumon!
    Sora: WHAT ARE YOU DOING!? YOU KILLED THEM! YOU MURDERED BIYOMON!
    Izzy: Sora, please—
    Sora: IZZY YOU SICK FUCK I'LL NEVER FORGIVE YOU!
    (Beat)
    Izzy: Oh.
    Biyomon: Sora, look! We're okay! We're in the TV!
    Sora: Oh. Um... overreaction...
    Izzy: Quite.
  • Couch Gag: Not a gag exactly, but each episode starts with the same minute or so of footage, with various sound bites from the episode playing, all jumbled together.
    • Subverted in Episode 4, which opens with Maki's monologue from the end of Episode 2.
  • Didn't Think This Through: The heroes thoroughly lampoon how idiotic an idea it was to expect Ken to be home when they just saw him as the Digimon Emperor and they honestly should've expected that outcome.
  • Dirty Coward: Matt thinks Tai is being this in episode 1... though, he phrased it differently.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: Shortly after Izzy realizes that Leomeow is infected:
    Izzy: No no, it's OK! It's just... important to be upfront about that sort of thing with your partner. Biologically.
  • Dramatic Irony:
    Joe: "Daigo just doesn't know how stressful it is being a digidestined."
  • The Dreaded: Alphamon is this to Izzy. All of his appearances so far have left Izzy a gibbering wreak babbling incoherently about 'THE HAND!'.
  • Drop the Hammer: Zudomon... who makes a Hammer Time pun about it. Izzy saw it coming and regrets hearing it.
  • Dub Name Change: Lampshaded all over the place.
    • In episode one, TK insists on calling everyone by their Japanese name, claiming that "Western media sunk its devilish claws into [their] beautiful culture". Everyone else assumes that this is why his parents split up.
    • Omegamon is referred to as Omnimon by Izzy at first, only for him to suddenly shout "I MEAN OMEGAMON THAT'S WHAT I MEANT!"
    • Joe's crest is stated to be Sincerity, with Izzy saying he thought it was supposed to be "Responsibility". Joe denies this and then refers to Mimi's crest as Purity.
    • Kari refers to Myotismon as Vamdemon. Izzy replies that of course they're calling him that.
    • Machinedramon is called MugenDramon. Izzy even makes a joke based on it, then explains it to Mimi, and laments that he had to spell it out.
  • The Eeyore: Daigo Nishijima. Granted this is mostly because he doesn't like Tai. Or children in general.
  • Everyone Has Standards:
    • Daigo may be a Child Hater, but even he wouldn't subject others to his singing voice.
    • When three of Mimi's classmates team up to call her out on her impractical uniform idea, one of them goes off on such a tangent and, struggling to finish it off with an insult, refers to her as "Mimi Uglykawa". One of her friends quietly admits that the insult was uncalled for.
    • Child Izzy will do some morally questionable things, but he is against forcible possession.
  • Everything Is Trying to Kill You:
    • The Digital World works this way, which in the prequel series the child protagonists often complain and worry about. At this point in the series, all "good digimon" who might help the group are always possessed by gears and aggressive.
    • Even without the black gears, every settlement has insane leadership or disturbing lifestyles or both, ensuring that any safe places probably wouldn't stay safe for long. The Pyokomon are a warfaring race who "learn to go weeks without water," the mayor of Toytown is genuinely creepy even without the gear, the factory induces existential breakdowns in anyone who stays there too long, and the (eventually friendly) digimon of the sewer are, well, digimon of the sewers. They're disgusting and they know it.
  • Evil Makeover: In Episode 8, after Devimon takes control of Leomon, Leomon keeps trying to introduce himself with various 'evil' prefixes to his name (such as DarkLeomon and NegaLeomon), complete with Scare Chord each time. Devimon is heavily against this because it subtracts from the message he's trying to send that he's not the bad guy (and even tries suggesting Leomeow), and then Leomon comes in with his third suggestion and invokes this trope.
    Leomon: [Now purple with a white mane] BizarroLeomon! [Scare Chord]
    Devimon: Why are you purple?! That wasn't part of this, you've done this independently!
  • Extra-Strength Masquerade: Mocked heavily, with nearly half the first episode mocking how stupid it is for everyone to forget Digimon existed.
  • First-Name Basis: In contrast to the anime where Maki and Daigo are being referred to by the last name, the abridged version has them regularly being called by their first name, with even the Digidestined such as Matt and Sora calling Maki by her first name. Although in the first episode, they didn't get called by their first name yet.
  • Forgotten Fallen Friend: The fact the 02 kids were completely forgotten by the original eight despite being MIA is mocked heavily in both the first and second episodes. Tai also points out that they probably should be more concerned about Imperialdramon suddenly being evil. In episode 3, Tai outright says that out of everything that's debatable about the situation, one thing is not: Imperialdramon is dead. Because they killed him. Ironically enough, the reveal that 'Ken' was actually Gennai means it is debatable over whether or not that was their friend. By Episode 4, Kari says she's pretty much forgotten who Davis is, although she still knows Ken.
  • Fridge Horror: In-Universe, the Digidestined become worried that the Digital World's Rebooting to a previous state may have brought Apocalmon, Devimon, Vamdemon, Etamon and the Dark Masters back to life as well. Partly justified in Episode 4 when 2 of the 4 Dark Masters return.
  • Fridge Logic: In-Universe, Gomamon points out that it's illogical that Patamon would be infected when he and Palmon were the ones who fought the infected Imperialdramon and thus should have been the ones who got infected if anyone did. Of course, as Meicoomon is the source of the infection, and had been around all 8 of the Digimon for an extended period before Imperialdramon showed up, odds were it could've been any of them that got infected first.
  • Friendly Rivalry: Leomon and Ogremon apparently are pretty good-natured about their extended fighting. They are both quite polite when it comes to trying to kill each other.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes:
    • Mimi, whom everyone except Izzy seems to think is useless.
    Kari: We could really use Togemon right now! Said nobody!
    (later)
    Mimi: (arriving to a fight too late) Hey everyone! I totally made it in time for the fight!
    Sora: Oh look. Mimi's here.
    Izzy: Yay!
    • Also the 02 kids. Izzy thinks they're dead and the only one who shows any concern is Kari (who's only worried about Ken) in Episode 1.
      • Somewhat subverted as several of the cast take turns remarking on the growing likelihood of them being dead, and how they aren't acting as concerned as they should be by the fact.
  • GASP: Kari does this multiple times off-screen during Joe and Mimi's moment.
  • Gilligan Cut:
    Daigo: I just hope this job doesn't take all day.
    (scene change)
    Daigo: (deep breath) It took all day.
  • Happily Adopted: Izzy is very proud of being adopted.
  • Hipster: TK for most of Episode 1. It crumples whenever someone brings up his parents' divorce.
  • Hypnotic Eyes: Meicoomon uses this on Kari when she gets suspicious.
  • In-Series Nickname: Matt and Sora calls Tai "fearless leader".
  • Incoming Ham: Homeostasis using Kari as a mouthpiece? Stoic and wordy. Homeostasis using Cindy as a mouthpiece? Utterly gleeful about the news she delivers.
    Homeostasis!Cindy: Hel-lo Digidestined!
  • Insistent Terminology: Huckmon very much wants you to know that it is Huckmon and not Hackmon.
  • I Should Write a Book About This: Kari's solution to Joe's future issue is that he writes a book about his adventures in the digital world. He loves it.
  • Its Pronounced Tro PAY: Joe notes that Tai emphasised the "Dray" part of MugenDramon's name.
  • It Will Never Catch On: Inverted in Adventures Episode 5. Joe believes that Izzy is going through MySpace withdrawl. Matt replies, "I can't imagine a world without MySpace."
  • Jerkass Gods: The Digital Deity, Homeostasis, in Episode 3.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: The Pyokomon refuse to let Meramon live in the village with them, exiling him to the mountain. This is because he's always on fire and their village is made of wood and straw. They could be nicer about it, but they have a point.
  • Kick the Dog: Gennai points out MugenDramon should be doing this against Salamon to prove he's evil, instead of the other way around.
  • Kill Sat: Izzy supposedly has one in Episode 2.
  • Large Ham: Izzy. Until Mimi compliments him, of course.
    Mimi: You're so cute when you're talking big!
    Izzy: (starts babbling like an idiot)
  • Leitmotif: When Patamon digivoles into Angemon and above, church bells can be heard ringing.
  • Left Hanging: Due to the sudden cancellation of both series', both are left on rather dark notes:
    • tri. ends with Gennai having strangled Meiko into unconsciousness, Meicoomon losing it and becoming Meicrackmon again, the Digidestined watching in anger as she opens a Digital Gate, and Maki losing it as she is rejected by Bakumon.
    • Adventure ends with Devimon having scattered the kids to different parts of the Digital World, and Leomon brainwashed again into being "Apocoleomeow".
  • Literal Metaphor: Birdramon uses one when she attacks a Kuwagamon.
    Birdramon: I eat bugs like you for breakfast! LITERALLY!
  • Love Makes You Stupid: Parodied with Izzy, whose genius IQ seems to go down several points when Mimi talks to him.
  • Love Triangle: Lampshaded when Izzy mockingly wishes Sora luck in choosing Tai or Matt without shattering their delicate feelings. Later killed when Sora reveals that she's dating Matt. Though Izzy's not one to talk, considering he sees Meiko as major competition for Mimi's affections. And then there's Meiko's crush on Tai, which Mimi clearly doesn't like.
  • Meaningful Echo:
    • Episode 3, what Tentamon says when the other digimon keep begging him for food, and what HeraclesKabuterimon says before pulling the others into the reboot is the same.
    Hold on to your buzz, I'm working as fast as I can! You're all so difficult.
    • Episode 4, what Mimi says to Tanemon and what Maki says to Bakumon when they first meet for the second time is the same, though how they say it is different.
    Do you have any idea what I went through to find you?!
  • Ms. Fanservice: Rosemon's status as this is lampshaded by a mix of her sultry, constantly sighing/gasping (read: orgasmic) voice and Izzy's response to her. Same with Angewomon.
    Izzy: Mimi, I think you may have just given me my new favorite Digimon.
    Angewomon: Eyes cannot help but to orbit this celestial body!
  • My Significance Sense Is Tingling:
    • Izzy senses when Mimi is having "Nerd Hugs" with Meiko.
      Izzy: I detect a disturbance in the Mimi.
    • Meiko senses whenever Meicoomon is in trouble.
      Meiko: My kitty senses are tingling!
  • Nerds Are Sexy:
    • Meiko elicits this reaction from Mimi in Episode 2, while wearing the cheerleader outfit.
      Mimi: Right now, you're the single hottest nerd in existence.
    • Mimi also calls Izzy "dorky, but super cute" when he shows up in a shirt, jacket and bow tie.
  • Oblivious to Love: Mimi doesn't catch on to how obsessed Izzy is with her. Or that Meiko has a crush on Tai. Tai doesn't realize Meiko is crushing on him, either.
  • Official Couple: Sora and Matt. Sora even references her confessing to him in Adventure 02.
  • Only Sane Man:
    • Tai and Sora seem to be in this camp together. Except for one freak out moment where she thinks Izzy has killed Biyomon, Sora's the only one who stays calm in a given situation as well as the only one who shares Tai's concern over the Digimon returning.
    • Himekawa tends to be more serious than Nishijima in the scenes they share. Which just makes it ironic given later revelations.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business:
  • The Power of Friendship: Daigo, as a child, used to be an advocate of this. However, he outgrew it because it was getting "jack-all" done and Maki broke up with him.
  • Present Company Excluded:
    Birdramon: (to a Kuwagamon) GET OFF HIM, YOU WORTHLESS INSECT! No offense, Kabuterimon.
    Kabuterimon: None taken, I guess.
  • Refusal of the Call: Joe's arc in Episode 2, including literally refusing to accept the phone calls from Matt and Gomamon to go to the Ogremon fight.
  • Rule of Cool: Namedropped in Adventures Episode 5, in reference to previous digivolutions happening rapidly because they already happened (and to reduce the original's use of Stock Footage).
  • Running Gag:
    • The Belinda/Cindy rivalry, over the first three parts.
    • How all the good digimon in the first few episodes of the original series attacked the digidestined.
  • Satan: Devimon is not Satan, he's Satan-like.
    Devimon: The 'like' is important, I think.
  • The Scrappy: In-Universe, nobody likes Etemon. Sora flat out states she'll 'quit Digimon for good' if the reboot brought him back. Episode 4 shows that even Hackmon shares this sentiment.
  • Self-Deprecation:
    Tai: "If there was one thing this Digimon special needed, it wasn't a bridge...ed."
  • Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: Tai and Matt's fight at school is turned into this. Even Sora has shades of this when she berates them both. It gets echoed in Adventures Episode 7.
  • Shipper on Deck: When learning that Meiko likes Tai, Sora and Matt immediately jump on it. Mimi, however, seems to be trying to block it.
  • Shout-Out:
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis:
    • The two newscasters have a pretty comedic rivalry with each other.
    • Izzy constantly treats Sora very poorly, often insulting her for no reason or poking holes in her logic.
    • Matt is always certain that Seadramon is out to get him. Verges into Fantastic Racism when Tai points out that MetalSeadramon is not the same Seadramon, Matt simply yelling that all Seadramon are the same.
  • Snark Knight: Everyone has flavors of this, but Sora tends to be extremely put out by those around her.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Implicitly, Izzy towards Mimi.
  • Suddenly Voiced: Most of the Silent Antagonist in the source material are given a clear speaking role in the abridged version. This includes Alphamon, the Digimon Emperor, and Imperialdramon. Gennai all but lampshades the silence of the antagonists in the series.
    Gennai: Why don't we talk any more?
  • Take That!:
    • Unsurprisingly, the series takes a few shots at Pokémon.
    • Anti-dub attitudes get some shots as well. TK's insistence on calling Matt, Izzy, and Kari by their Japanese names because of Western media sinking its claws into Japanese culture gets met by Matt saying that "shit like this" is why their parents divorced.
    • After Meiko apologized for not being much help in the fight, TK replies that "Cody was never much help, either."
  • Talking Down the Suicidal: At least two people mistake Ken's lurking on the rooftops for a suicide attempt and try to talk him down. Oddly enough, he doesn't seem to mind.
  • Team Mom: Sora as usual, to the point that she scolds Tai and Matt for arguing in a decidedly mom-like fashion.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Alphamon and Jesmon both give one to each other after the digidestined ask them why they're fighting.
    Kari: Hold on, why are you fighting?!
    Jesmon: Because this fool lacks the foresight to comprehend evolution!
    Alphamon: Oh that's rich coming from a being who stood back and watched the Digital World fall into disaster!
    Jesmon: Malcontent!
    Alphamon: Traitor! ...As usual, you're priorities are eschew!
    Jesmon: If I wanted your opinion, I askchew for it!
  • They Killed Kenny Again: No one is surprised at Leomeow's death, except Kari. Heck, even Leomeow isn't surprised! Even Daigo remembers having LoaderLeomon dying in his arms in an unseen flashback of his.
    Leomeow: NOT AGAIN!
  • Too Spicy for Yog-Sothoth: Imperialdramon bites into Togemon. He quickly agrees that biting a cactus wasn't the smartest thing.
  • Took A Level In Cynicism: Daigo was once an idealistic gogglehead who believed in the Power of Friendship and was holding on to the hope that his lost digimon would come back to him one day. The fact that this didn't happen, combined with Maki's growing distance from him and increasingly shady behavior left him "numb to the world".
  • Tsundere: Matt during the original Adventures, mainly towards his partner.
  • Valley Girl: Mimi, of course. Considerably moreso here than in the dub of Adventure. Though she loses the accent when things get serious.
  • Verbal Tic: Tentomon randomly replaces words with "buzz", much like "Smurfing". As Motimon, he uses "blob" instead. Leomeow does the same, but with the word "meow" instead.
  • Villain Has a Point: Devimon claims that the moment the Digidestined see him, they will instantly assume he is the Big Bad. Later, he proves to be right.
    Tai: What do you want? There is no way you are a good Digimon
    Devimon: Oh because I look like the Devil. Because we can all choose how we are born, right?
  • Villain Protagonist: Combined with Adaptational Villainy. Izzy comes off on this. Not only does he rule America with an iron fist, he starts wars between other countries so he can make money off of it. He also talks like a villain. Despite all of this, he's one of the good guys.
  • Vocal Evolution: Pyokomon in Episode 4 is the same voice as used as the Pyokomon leader, which is different from Pyokomon's original voice.
  • Walking the Earth: Justified in the prequel series (see Everything Is Trying to Kill You), as every settlement is dangerous and/or creepy enough that staying would be more risky than facing the wilderness.
  • Waxing Lyrical: Twice in episode 1.
    Tai: What about Mimi? Where's she right now?
    Izzy: She's with some kids in America. Woah.
    (later)
    Matt: In the good old days, you were our fearless leader, you charge in headstrong, headstrong you'll take on anyone.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Devimon, possibly. Episode 8 hints that all his evilness is just to protect the digimon on File Island from getting attack by the Four Dark Masters. He's using proxies because he knows that the Digidestined will take one look at him and just assume that he is the evil that must be vanquished.
  • Worst News Judgement Ever: Cindy and Belinda spend less time reporting on the Digimon-related insanity and more time taking cheap shots at each other. Even the other reporters are getting sick of them feuding.
    • By Episode 3, even the kids are sick of them.
  • Yandere: Izzy for Mimi. Oh, it becomes really pronounced in Episode 2.
    Izzy: You think Mimi would mind if I killed her pet nerd? I'm asking for a friend.
    (after Mimi called Meiko "the hottest nerd in existence")
    Izzy: Huh, I sense a disturbance in the Mimi.
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