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  • Angst? What Angst?: The Digidestined don't seemed to have any sort of nightmares or signs of PTSD despite being straight-up tortured by Devimon and Darkheart. Shaun ironically subverts this as he is shown angsting a lot, even admitting at one point wanting to commit suicide before changing his mind.
  • Anti-Climax Boss: Just as the Digidestined decides to fight Demon at his full power, 'Piedmon' aka Myotismon swoops in and banishes his soul before the other Digidestined sans Shaun fights him.
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  • Base-Breaking Character: The inclusion of Halo Digimons such as Elitemon and Gravemon. Some fans believe that they fit into the story, gives the story a layer of politics and diplomacy and since this is the Digital World, many Digimons based on other series can exist. Others believe that they were shoehorned into the story, only introduced during the last two-thirds into the story and does not fit with the Myth Arc of the Zero 2 universe, and never called their attack names.
  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: Pretty much anytime a character breaks the fourth wall. There is no explanation for this occurence, often comes out of nowhere, and the next scenes act like nothing has happened.
  • Breather Boss: After the climatic and brutal confrontation between Kari and Darkheart, the newer Digidestined confronts Mummymon later Pharaohmon who is much easier than the Dark Angel.
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  • Cliché Storm: The second arc gradually devolves into this trope as any mysteries regarding the villains and the universe are gone in favor of the generic "Heroes vs Villains" action genre.
  • Crosses the Line Twice: Darkheart beating up Davis until near death, pure evil. Darkheart carving Davis's burns into a shape of Barney The Dinosaur, hilarious.
  • Evil Is Cool: Darkheart, an original villain of the Zero 2 universe, is so deliciously evil with his own snarky and mocking comments as well as being the villain that comes closest to defeating the Digidestined that both the fanbase and the author himself ended up liking him.
  • Fanon Discontinuity: Other than the original pilot episode, all of the Digimon movies are treated as non-canon by the author in order for the series to fit in more with the first series.
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  • Harsher in Hindsight: At the end of the fiction, the public distrusts the Digimon due to the fact that thousands of people die during the Odaiba War in spite of the fact that the Guardian Beasts restore the facilities to its perfect condition. A decade later in Digimon Adventure tri., the public distrusts the Digimons for the opposite reason; the facilities ended up being destroyed during the fights in the real world with some off-handed reports on people being hospitalized.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • One of Cody's main trait is learning how to be humble and not be arrogant with pride, which is why he is the wielder of the Crest of Humility. Ironically, in another Digimon Adventure 02 remake, Cody kept giving in to his pride by completely refusing to believe that Ken is redeemed and is suspicious of him in every way, whether or not he proved his own worth.
    • Oikawa in this fic undergo both Adaptational Heroism and Adaptational Wimp in that he became The Atoner and does not really play a significant role in the grand scheme of plot. In Digimon Adventure 02: The Story We Never Told? He underwent the other way around, that is both Adaptational Villainy and Adaptational Badass in that his villainous schemes are entirely under his own output and is the Big Bad of the fic, with Myotismon being a fodder instead for him.
  • Jerkass Woobie:
    • Demidevimon in this fan fiction, even though he is the same Digimon that pesters the separated Digidestined and reborns into a minion of Demon, he only became a bad guy he is completely abandoned by his own partner out of fear of his mega form after Demon is defeated, ruining any and all Character Development placed upon him. He spent the next 28 years in which 4 of them are Digital years feeling lonely, unable to find any trace or presence of his own partner. After reuniting with Joshua after so long, he immediately vents all of his anger at the man for his abandonment with tears in his eyes.
  • Moral Event Horizon:
    • Umbradevimon crosses it when he orders Arukenimon and Mummymon to torture the entire New Generation Digidestined save for Davis and TK just to give them a message.
    • The original timeline Demon crosses it when after he manipulated Shaun into releasing him from the Dark World, went on to murder every single Digidestined and their Digimons indirectly. Even though he dies, he laughs doing so because not only he has successfully completed his mission but also he will inevitably return from the dead.
    • Darkheart cements himself as a dark hearted being when he destroys the entire Primary Village out of sheer sadism.
  • What an Idiot!:
    • Plotting his return to power, Devimon creates Project Chimera in which Chimeramon are made up of the Digidestined's Digimons.
      You'd Expect: That he ensures that Chimeramon is made up of every single Digidestined (Including Davis, Yolei, Cody and Ken) and himself, to ensure that the Digidestined will stand no chance against him, allowing him to become even grounds with the likes of Demon and Gravemon and during his last stand, only the super-powered humans can put a dent on him.
      Instead: For god knows whatever reason, he never considers using the Digimons of the new generation Digidestined, which allows Davis to use their DNA Digivolved megas along with their Holy Armor to beat the devil into the ground.
    • Umbradevimon plots to create tension within Ken in hopes to weaken their teamwork starting with controlling him into torturing Shaun and attempting to kill Yolei.
      You'd Expect: When Ken, Yolei and Cody confronts the fused mega about what really happened, he tells a made-up story of how Ken's Heel–Face Turn is nothing more than a lie and that he is willingly working for Umbradevimon for a long time in hopes of making the Digidestined suffer, making Yolei and Cody more likely to consider Ken a complete traitor. Surely the tension between Ken will dramatically increase and renders the Digidestined unable to work together for a long time.
      Instead: He tells them what really happened with Ken which ruins any tension that the Digidestined regarding Ken have for him. Him torturing them does nothing to compensate for Devil's stupidity.
    • Both Ken and Umbradevimon are capable of teleporting to the Digidestined's location using their abilities.
      You'd Expect: That they immediately use this advantage to kill them during their sleep or at least in Umbradevimon's case, kill the Digidestined whose Digimons are not a part of him and imprison the Digimons that are a part of him.
      Instead: The Emperor only used this ability to kidnap Gatomon, the 2 Agumons and Patamon for his Project Chimera but never considers to kill the partners until everything that he owned lost. Umbradevimon also only used this ability to kidnap Ken to create tension (Which again would have worked if he hadn't made the mistake above) and to summon his Black gears to relay a threatening message.
    • Having lost Omnimon as a result of Darkheart's absorption, the Digidestined are trying to figure out a way to enter the Real World to stop both Umbradevimon and Demon's invasion.
      You'd Expect: That Shaun himself buy some time with Darkheart by playing cat and mouse with him while the other Digidestined, having been relocated to a safe place, immediately find a Digiport that can relocate themselves to the Real World. To prevent Darkheart from doing the same, Shaun summons his evil half Nega to deal with him and break Davis free from the dark titan.
      Instead: The Digidestined immediately relocates themselves to where Yolei's crest is found but they have no time to plan their next move no thanks to Shaun's apparent cowardice by running away from the corrupted Child of Miracles as soon as possible.
      The Result: The Digidestined party starts to continuously dwindle to the likes of Darkheart, unable to teleport away from his pursuit for making them suffer. By the time Darkheart is finally defeated, Odaiba is a shell of their former self with thousands of people including Davis's parents and Cody's grandfather dead.
    • After being repeatedly being humiliated by Nega despite Darkheart's best attempts, he realize that he can beat Nega simply by imagining a gun behind his back. Shaun summons his own evil side Nega in hopes to stall Darkheart as he frees Davis from Umbradevimon's corruption.
      You'd Expect: That Nega either keeps taunting Darkheart into beating himself into submission as or imagine him being trapped in a void of no return before fading away in order to buy more time for Shaun.
      Instead: He tells Darkheart his true reason for stalling him, not only making Shaun's last gamble completely in vain but also become a part of the Dark angel's power after Darkheart punches him and absorbs him. Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!
    • Upon Darkheart and Mummymon's defeat, the Digidestined decides to head towards Umbradevimon's base. The devil makes a vow that he will crush them.
      You'd Expect: That Umbradevimon spams his Doomsday Viper attack like there is no tomorrow while he is at his strongest.
      Instead: He just stands there and let the other Digidestineds spam their attacks on him, only lightly retaliating their attacks.
      Result: The Digidestined managed to found his weakness by depowering the Digimons that are made up of him which result in his own downfall. "Piedmon" completely made sure of that.
  • The Woobie
    • In this fanfiction Davis is turned from a Butt-Monkey Idiot Hero into a full on Woobie, first he is constantly suffering at the hands of his own comrades, especially Yolei who enjoys picking on him, never seems to appreciate his hard work and is always putting him down for the smallest thing, he also experienced a Painful Transformation when he obtained his own crest as it is carved into his own body instead of being turned into a trinket like the other Digidestined. His jealously and hatred for TK for spending more time with Kari allows Umbradevimon to put him through a Mind Rape which turned him into the homicidal, ruthless fighting- killing-machine Darkheart and he has to watch him assimilate and tortures the entire Digidestined just because he can. And just when you thought he has gotten a break his parents ended up being indirectly murdered by Gravemon resulting him and Jun becoming orphans. Oh, and he also have to share an apartment with Yolei after the series ended whom to him, is the most annoying girl to ever existed and vice versa.
    • Poor Elecmon, having his own Primary Village destroyed again by none other than Darkheart. His reaction and anger towards him is what sells it.
    Elecmon: You destroyed my babies, I won't let you get away with this.

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