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Old 06-11-2013, 06:44 PM
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Hey, if Pokefans get their own thread here! Why not Digimon fans!

Ok since Digimon is a thing of the past but I've been watching Digimon episodes posted on Youtube recently from Seasons 1 and 2--sad the eps will be taken down soon. That or Game of Thrones So yeah. Also since the PSP adaptation of the game came out only in Japan recently in 2013, I've felt compelled to revisit this era of nostalgia. And I remember..almost everything.

The first three series, INCLUDING the controversial 02 influenced my childhood to a large extent. I liked it more than Pokemon!

Anyways here's how I would have done everything through for the controversial 02 series. Tamers dosen't need much edits through, I actually felt it is good without any fan edit from me! Plus D-Reaper was a pretty scary SOB

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First, we have 01, Not much change from 01 so it's gonna be focused more on 02. For 01, I would have all the children's Digimon go into Mega form for the final battle with Apoclymon and it's established that the reason they can't access ultimate and mega digivolve anymore is because they help the Digidestined in containing Apoclymon's explosion channel large amounts of energy into containing the explosion, essentially nerfing them and sacrificing their mega powers. While I do love the way of having to find the crests to reach Ultimate Level, I always thought that only having 2 Mega Level Digimon was a little un balanced for the final battle! And hey' it's the final battle so the good guys should hit em with everything they have!!!

Now onto 02, Emperor arc is mostly the same, however most of the filler are cut, meaning the only episodes that remain are when they get new Digimon forms, the episode where we find out Ken is the Emperor, the Agumon turns evil subplot, and the Dark Ocean, which is now two parts before the final showdown with the Digimon Emperor.

Episodes 22, 24, 25 and 33 are cut. Black Wargreymon storyline is pretty much the same sans episode 33. The controversial episode 38 never happens, World Tour arc never happens, so instead we get Dragomon and the Dark Ocean invading the real world in a 3-part arc replacing the World Tour arc, and the old Digimon and first generation getting their powers back in response to help the new Digidestined. Daemon Corps arc and Oikawa Arc are merged, with Oikawa appearing at first as a human ally of Daemon with special powers as they try to collect Ken and the Children but then turning against him and revealing himself as Malomyotismon before banishing him to the Dark Ocean. Final battle is same for the most part, however there is no everyone talks the villain to death with hope and kindness, instead, the Digimon gets powered up by the light emitted with the Digivices around the world and BLAST MYOTISMON TO BITS!! There is no crappy epilogue.

So we get 38-45 episodes instead of 50, but quality>>quantity!

However we get a cliffhanger leading to Digimon 03(season 3) where the villains are the Seven Demon Lords, who pretty much are Dark Masters on roids and and the final boss is ZeedMillemummon and Season 4 is Tamers Universe, which isn't changed as it's pretty good. They could introduce Ryo Akiyama here and have him cast out from the Adventure universe and end up in Tamers.
So, discuss Digimon here fellow Digidestined....uh I mean lorians!!
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Old 06-11-2013, 06:49 PM
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Beside the game, I think the problem of the Digimon cartoon is

Too many characters with their mon.

Too many evolutions.
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Old 06-11-2013, 06:57 PM
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I like Digimon a lot but I don't think it's fair to call it a Pokemon rip-off because of how the show began evolving after the first season. It became more analogous to anime superhero shows or mech shows over time.

That all said, my most favorite Digimon were obviously the ones from the first season and from Tamers.
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Old 06-11-2013, 07:00 PM
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Did anyone else get one of these?



It was like a tamagotchi that could fight each other. I pretty sure it existed before the show.
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Old 06-11-2013, 07:04 PM
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I had the black digivice (shut up)
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Old 06-11-2013, 07:27 PM
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Yeah, I had two. (It was Gabumon and Agumon.)
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Old 06-12-2013, 10:10 AM
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Just to let you know that THE ONLY reason I made this thread is to shamlessly promote my revision of Season 2.


TROLLED YOU ALL!!!
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Pointed here from your other thread.

While I think that your version is admittedly an improvement, I think it's missing the main problems (at least, what were the main problems for me as a kid, and what I remember from the complaints from my digimon-watching friends at the time), namely mediocre characterization, very sloppy writing, an odd handling of the premise and rather underwhelming action in the first two arcs. Nearly everyone I knew stopped watching the series before the third arc even began. Those problems aren't exactly easy to fix in a summary though

Also, I'd argue that all the secondary egg evolutions, including the entire dark agumon arc, were filler too. None of the plot points bar the evolutions ever come up again. Even with the ton of cuts and removal of the most controversial episodes, you still end with a poorly told mess, with a ton of non-sensical developments.



I'm still keeping up with the digimon franchise to this very day, so not sure a "nostalgia" thread is for me.

Here's hoping that Young Hunters didn't end the series forever.
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Old 06-14-2013, 07:54 PM
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There is actually a better way for the BlackAgumon arc to work. Have the Agumon actually be a random Digimon that acts like Impmon in tamers, impulsive, aggressive, mischievous and warlike. He gets corrupted into Black Agumon and digivolves into BlackMetalGreymon by the Emperor via a command in the black rings and the Digidestined free him with some help from Tai's Agumon. However, he actually enjoyed being a slave because he had all that power and he was a douche in the first place. So he wanders around the Digital World searching for how to get back his power and is offered the chance by Mummymon and Arukenimon, creations of Daemon with the help of Myotismon posessing Okiawa, along with a vision of Daemon promise of power and becomes the centerpiece for a ritual involving 100 Control Spirals. However, he becomes a pawn to the villains in trying to open a gate to the other six of the Seven Demon Lords. He eventually questions his purpose and ends up like what we see at the end. The Destiny Stones? Through there was no purpose to them in the series, had I been in charge and prevented the disputes between the writers, I would have had them be a barrier preventing the Seven Demon Lords and the Dark Ocean from crossing over to the Digital or real world, the destruction ultimately causes Dagomon to surface in the real world to claim Kairi in my version and opens a tear for Daemon Corps to try to appar in both worlds. The reason that only the Dark Ocean broke out is because the final Stone wasn't destroyed, but the fabric was broken enough for Daemon to operate in the real world and Dagomon to emerge. BWG sacrifices himself to seal the gate to the Seven Demon Lords at the end when he finds out just how much a pawn he really was to Daemon.

And yes, you need a fanfic to fully flesh out what went wrong, and there are a lot of good ones on FF.net! Some goodies include this and

And yeah, turns out some of the Digieggs WERE filler after all, my bad. It's been quite some time since I watched this...
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Bringing this thread to the front page baby!

Anyway, first new digimon of 2014, yet another aegiochusmon variant:

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Old 01-22-2014, 05:48 AM
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That thing looks so bastardly evil.

I'm still a Digimon-fan, not of its anime, not of its games (some are fun though), but I'm more fan of the digimon-designs and the concept of digital/intelligent partners for humans.


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Wowie, there's new art for Ofanimon Falldown Mode:

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What's the best place to follow Digimon news? Once in a while I get some info on it due to new game releases and such, but I haven't been into the franchise since Dawn and Dusk for the DS.

Tried to play ReDigitize, but the japanese just bothers me too much at this point. I heard there's a sequel coming for the 3DS (japanese exclusive, of course ).
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What's the best place to follow Digimon news? Once in a while I get some info on it due to new game releases and such, but I haven't been into the franchise since Dawn and Dusk for the DS.

Tried to play ReDigitize, but the japanese just bothers me too much at this point. I heard there's a sequel coming for the 3DS (japanese exclusive, of course ).
http://withthewill.net/forum.php

And wikimon (a 'pedia for Digimon stuff)


EDIT: Dawn and Dusk were soooo good, soooo good.

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Christ this makes me feel old.
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Myotismon. <3
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Myotismon. <3
Who fits you PERFECTLY.




Though I wonder if you like Lucemon too:


They both are 'handsome' and have that mysterious (and evil) vibe.

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I have the red tamers one.
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I do find Lucemon to be rather interesting, yes. Wish to know more about how (and why) he banished the four celestials.
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I do find Lucemon to be rather interesting, yes. Wish to know more about how (and why) he banished the four celestials.
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I used to think Digimon was so awesome, I liked the monsters so much more than Pokemon. Then I watched an episode a few months ago and realized how juvenile it was, it was even more juvenile than pokemon, it almost ruined my nostalgia of it.

Don't watch it, just cling to your memories of it.

That aside, art!



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I used to think Digimon was so awesome, I liked the monsters so much more than Pokemon. Then I watched an episode a few months ago and realized how juvenile it was, it was even more juvenile than pokemon, it almost ruined my nostalgia of it.

Don't watch it, just cling to your memories of it.
What series did you see an episode of?

I rewatched all the seasons when I got older, and most of them do hold up surprisingly well. First and fifth series are about as good as I remembered and third and fourth I actually appreciate more then I did as a kid. Only the second series was really worse than I remembered (and considering that I already disliked it as a kid, that says a bit)

Though, to be fair, I did decide to go sub instead of dub after five minutes of terrible jokes, so I do kinda see where you're coming from.


That art is bleedin' fantastic though.
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What series did you see an episode of?

I rewatched all the seasons when I got older, and most of them do hold up surprisingly well. First and fifth series are about as good as I remembered and third and fourth I actually appreciate more then I did as a kid. Only the second series was really worse than I remembered (and considering that I already disliked it as a kid, that says a bit)

Though, to be fair, I did decide to go sub instead of dub after five minutes of terrible jokes, so I do kinda see where you're coming from.


That art is bleedin' fantastic though.
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Nobody will ever be able to wipe off my deep love for Tamers

Each character was well developed and the fact that the real world was at stake was such a good touch, the villians arent evil per se but they simply are and I fucking love the protagonists.

Takato is so... flawed in several aspects, he first is enthralled with the idea of digimons being real but then oooo boy reality ensures and it turns into a slight shitfest with the power gamer rika out for blood and the Men in black going at the mons.

Man I really, really like this one, the other protagonists in the series are shonen archetypes (and so is takato in a way) but Takato has to earn his reigns before he can go full "FRIENDSHIP CONQUERS ALL" mode
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