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Group: Unknown - Level: Rookie - Type: Unknown - Attack Techniques: Crazy Giggle, Network Flapping
Keramon is the Rookie level of the Digimon-virus hybrid creature which hatched from the Digi-Egg created by the American Chosen Child, Willis. When he reached the Rookie stage, Keramon immediately began to consume data from the Internet at an exponential rate, putting all global technology at risk. Tai and Izzy contacted Gennai and had him send Agumon and Tentomon on to the Internet to battle Keramon. Their attacks had no effect, and they Digivolved to Greymon and Kabuterimon to fight on, but then, Keramon, charged with energy from the data he had consumed so far, Digivolved once more, completely bypassing the Champion level and Digivolving straight in to the Ultimate level, becoming Infermon.
Keramon makes his first, and ultimately brief, appearance in "Digimon: The Movie." His voice is supplied by Paul St. Peter. One of his attacks is dubbed as “Bug Blaster” in the movie, but there are no clues as to which one it is – we cannot compare with the Japanese version of the movie, as Keramon never spoke in it.
For more information, see Infermon.
Name: From “kerakera,” a Japanese term meaning the sound of cackling laughter.
Group: Angel – Level: Mega – Type: Virus/Vaccine – Attack Techniques: Holy Hug, Lighting Spear
Kerpymon is the towering Mega form of Kokomon, the estranged Digimon partner of Willis, a DigiDestined from Colorado. Constantly spewing damaging black spherical projectiles, Kerpymon is also able to gravitate objects - such as other Digimon - towards him.
Kerpymon first appeared when he emerged from the waters of a lake that, moments before, Antylamon had disappeared into. His black spheres instantly reverted all the Digimon to Rookie level, and he pulled them into his hands, and began to juggle them, only to hurl them away and turn on Willis. Terriermon intercepted him, but was knocked back by another black ball, though he gave the other Rookies the opening they needed to combine their attacks on Kerpymon - ultimately to no avail. As the villain seized them again and threatened to drop them into his waiting mouth, Angemon and Angewomon arrived in the nick of time to save them. Kerpymon dissolved and reformed, and revealed a hidden power, causing time to reverse, transforming everyone back into toddler - sending them "back to the beginning." Faced with defeat, Angemon and Angewomon used all their energy, and miraculous transformed into their own Mega forms of Seraphimon and Magnadramon. Before Kerpymon cut them down, they released the Golden Digi-Eggs, which transformed Veemon and Terriermon into Magnamon and Rapidmon, whose attacks were powerful, but useless against the virus within Kerpymon that kept healing his wounds. Kerpymon swallowed the two Golden Armour Digimon, but inside the belly of the beast, they were confronted with an image of Endigomon, which directed them to "destroy" - destroy the virus within him. In doing so, Kerpymon reverted to his Vaccine state - but without the virus, could not heal his wounds, and deleted as he thanked Willis for freeing him. Not long after, however, Willis and Terriermon came upon a Digi-Egg - Kokomon had been reborn.
Kerpymon appears in "Digimon: The Movie." His voice is supplied by Paul St. Peter.
Name: A corruption of his Japanese name, "Cherubimon," which comes from "cherub," an order of angel in Christian belief. The Kerpymon which appears in season four of the series, however, retains the Cherubimon name, in order to properly preserve the "three angels" trio in the US version.
The key cards were a set of ten cards which could open an ancient gateway to other worlds, bearing the pictures of ten Digimon – Agumon, Gomamon, Gizamon, Elecmon, Drimogemon, Unimon, Kuwagamon, ShogunGekomon, Digitamamon and Andromon. To open the gateway, one had to insert nine of the ten cards into slots in a pillar, which would activate the gate and open it. The gateway was originally located in the base of the mysterious group who protected the DigiWorld (of which Gennai was a part), but when they were slain by the Dark Masters, Myotismon apparently built his castle over their base, as the gateway was then shown to be located in a room deep underneath it. Myotismon planned to open a portal to Earth using the cards, and succeeded in unravelling their riddle, heading for Earth with his army, and attacking Central Odaiba in the search for the Eighth Child, the predestined eighth member of the DigiDestined. With aid from Gennai and the Digimon Analyser, the kids realised that the cards had to be placed in the slots according to Rookie-Champion-Ultimate and Data-Virus-Vaccine classifications - but they still had to figure out which one out of the ten cards was the card that was not required. While under attack from Dokugumon, Tai made a rushed decision, and kept the card depicting Agumon with him, because he was his friend, inserting the other nine into their slots, and successfully opening the portal back to Earth.
Four years later, Oikawa repeatedly used the key cards to open the Earth/DigiWorld gateway, to allow his creations, Arukenimon and Mummymon to enter the DigiWorld and carry out his orders. The defences of the world were too high, however, so he himself could not enter, and had Arukenimon and Mummymon perform tasks to disrupt the balance of the worlds, hoping it would allow him access.
When those plans failed, Oikawa kidnapped various children and implanted them with Dark Spores, believing the Spores would create an energy that would allow him to pass through the portal. But Oikawa, unaware that he was, in fact, possessed by the digital “ghost” of Myotismon, had been manipulated into these actions – and when he arranged the cards via his laptop, Myotismon saw to it that the Agumon card was inserted in place of Gomamon one, opening a doorway to an entirely different dimension, where the villain revealed himself, and absorbed the Dark Spores, transforming himself into MaloMyotismon.
The key cards first appeared in "The Gateway To Home." The kids solved the riddle of the cards in "It's All In The Cards." Despite the fact that Izzy said the classifications for the cards were "In-Training-Rookie-Champion," it's clear from the pictures on the cards that it was "Rookie-Champion-Ultimate." They reappeared in “Oikawa’s Shame.”
Known members of the Kido family include: Joe, his brother Jim, and his parents, who go unnamed and unseen.
Nothing is known about Joe's father, except that he is a doctor, and that he wants Joe to become a doctor as well, regardless of what Joe himself wants. During the group’s initial adventures, Joe did not want to become a doctor, but at some point over the next four years, after seeing all the pain and suffering in the DigiWorld that he could do nothing about, he decided that he did want to go into medicine, so he could help people. On one of the Japanese Digimon audio drama CDs, there is a scene where Mr. Kido talks to Joe, telling him he doesn’t have to become doctor if he doesn’t want to. Similarly, nothing is known about his mother. Neither Joe’s father, nor his mother, were at the summer camp during the final battle with MaloMyotismon. Despite the sparse acknowledgement of their existence, it is at least known that Joe's parents are both still married and alive.
For information on Jim (and the major dub alteration involving him), see his own entry.
It should first be stated that Jim is the subject of one of the biggest changes in the American version of Digimon. In actuality, Joe does not have one brother, but two: Shin and Shuu. Shin is the eldest of the three brothers, while Shuu is the middle child. In the dub of the show, Shin and Shuu became one character - Jim. It's not clear if this was an intentional act or a mistake.
Elder brother of Joe Kido of the DigiDestined, Jim at first also trained to be a doctor, planning to go to South America. After the defeat of Myotismon, Joe found Jim (Shin) hiding in a linen closet in their home. Jim then helped the kids out in taking care of the population of Odaiba, who still remained in their trance. After Myotismon returned as VenomMyotismon, and was defeated, a rift to the DigiWorld opened up, and the kids had to go back. Jim noted that it was hard to believe that the fate of the world rested on the shoulders of a bunch of kids, and joked that they'd know they messed up if the sun didn't rise tomorrow. After a scolding from Izzy's mother, he wished Joe and the others well in their mission. He then appeared briefly as a spectator to the kids' battle with Apocalymon.
Four years later, Jim had begun to study mythology under Sora's father, Professor Haruhiko Takenouchi. While the dub has Jim abandon a medicinal career, in the original, this was Shuu's introduction, and he has always had an interest in this topc. Jim accompanied Takenouchi on many trips, one of which was to the city of Kyoto, where they met Yolei. When they were there, BlackWarGreymon destroyed another Destiny Stone, disrupting the balance between the worlds, and allowing Digimon to appear in Kyoto. Professor Takenouchi, Jim and Yolei followed them, and Shurimon defeated a Musyamon, before the warp stabilised.
When the Daemon Corps appeared in Tokyo, and Arukenimon tricked Ken into coming with her, Jim arrived with his car to help pursue the villains. Kari and Yolei left with Silphymon to fight LadyDevimon, and then when they were caught in a traffic jam resulting from MarineDevimon’s rampage, Davis and Wormmon followed Arukenimon’s truck on Raidramon’s back. As Shakkoumon battled MarineDevimon, Jim, Cody and T.K. helped doctors at a nearby hospital get the patients to safety.
When the battle was done and Daemon was defeated, Jim drove all the kids home, making up excuses for why all of them were so late.
Jim was present at the summer camp during the final battle with MaloMyotismon. In actuality, BOTH brothers were present, but no explanation was given for this in the dub. Shin speaks with the deeper voice that Shuu has been speaking with all through the dub of this season.
In March of the following year, a new evil arose in the DigiWorld, and Jim, June Motomiya, and Momoe and Chizuru Inoue all became DigiDestined to combat it - a precursor to the future where everyone on Earth has a Digimon partner. This was revealed on a Japanese audio drama CD released two years after season two ended.
Twenty-five years later, Jim (Shuu) works with Professor Takenouchi and Izzy in researching the DigiWorld.
Jim (Shin) first appears in "Prophecy.” He reappears (Shuu first appears) in "A Chance Encounter." His voice is supplied by Doug Erholtz.
"KIDS IN AMERICA"
Track #4 on the “Digimon: The Movie” soundtrack – one of many cover versions of the Kim Wilde song, by LEN. It plays during the movie’s closing credits. For the lyrics to this song, click HERE. Chances are your parents will actually know this song, kids.
Composition – Level: Ultimate – Type: Data
– Attack Technique: Heat Viper
Kimeramon is a genetically engineered Digimon, created by the Digimon Emperor as his ultimate plan to defeat the DigiDestined and conquer the DigiWorld. He is comprised of Greymon’s body, with Garurumon’s legs, Kabuterimon’s head, Airdramon and Angemon’s wings, Monochromon’s tail, the arms of Kuwagamon, SkullGreymon and Devimon, and MetalGreymon’s hair.
The Emperor schemed to create Kimeramon over a long period of time, and, upon locating a powerful energy signature, put the final part of the plan in motion. He flew his fortress base to the site of the power source, which turned out to be the Dark Whirlpool, and, theorising that it had been created by a Digimon of great power, ventured into it inside a Mekanorimon, seeking to harvest the data of this Digimon to use in Kimeramon. As it turned out, the Digimon was Devimon, mysteriously reborn – (later evidence would point towards the World of Darkness) – who gave the Emperor a warning not to attempt to control the powers of darkness. The Emperor ignored the warning, and harvested Devimon’s data, integrating it into Kimeramon, and unleashing the completed beast on the DigiDestined. Halsemon and Nefertimon battled Kimeramon, but were sorely outmatched. When the Emperor was defeated in a fistfight with T.K., his connection to Kimeramon was disrupted, and Pegasusmon used the opportunity to free his fellow Digimon, so everyone could beat retreat.
The Emperor then proceeded to cut a swathe of destruction across the DigiWorld with his fortress and Kimeramon, constructing Control Spires in his wake. With help from Agumon, Gabumon and Tentomon, the DigiDestined managed to sneak into his fortress, but were confronted by Kimeramon. He defeated the Digimon in battle, reverting the majority of them back to their In-Training forms. He then disobeyed the Emperor’s order, and flew off, leaving the fortress – the dark power of Devimon’s data had corrupted him, leaving him beyond the Emperor’s control.
Wormmon subsequently led Davis to the Digi-Egg of Miracles, which he used to turn Veemon into Magnamon. Kimeramon returned to the fortress, tearing it apart as he battled Magnamon, with no regard for the Emperor. As the fortress went down, Magnamon and Kimeramon took their battle outside, where Kimeramon gained the upper hand, as Magnamon grew weaker. In a final effort to stop the Emperor’s mad plans, Wormmon gave the remainder of his energy to Magnamon, energising him. Magnamon then used his Magna Explosion attack to obliterate Kimeramon.
Kimeramon first appears in silhouette form in “Run Yolei Run.” He first appears fully in “An Old Enemy Returns.” His vocal effects are supplied by Tom Wyner.
Name: From “Chimera,” (pronounced “Kimera”), a creature from Greek mythology comprised of parts of various other animals. “Chimera” has also become a term describing anything that is a combination of different parts.
Note – In the "Anode/Cathode Tamer" game, a Kimeramon is shown to fuse with a Machinedramon to form the evil Millenniummon. Some fans think that Ken may have created Kimeramon through the subconscious urgings of the Dark Spore within him, given that the Spores came from Millenniummon. This is, however, purely conjecture.
KINDNESS, CREST OF
The Crest of Kindness was destined to be owned by Ken of the DigiDestined, but was hidden away by the powers of darkness many years ago. When Ken was corrupted by darkness, and transformed into the Digimon Emperor, the Harmonious Ones, having been sealed away by the Dark Masters when they took over, set about preparing to summon a new team of DigiDestined to battle him. They created new Digivices and Digi-Eggs, and managed to find the Crest of Kindness. However, with the Crest’s owner overcome by evil, it served no purpose as it was, so they reconstructed it into the Digi-Egg of Miracles. Ken found it (possible by chance, but it’s more likely the Harmonious Ones planned for it to happen) and used it to power his fortress.
Months later, when the Emperor had created Kimeramon and was in the process of razing the DigiWorld, his partner Digimon, Wormmon, led Davis of the DigiDestined to the Digi-Egg of Miracles, in hopes that he could do something to it to stop the Emperor’s base, and facilitate his defeat, so that he might be free of the darkness. The Digi-Egg of Miracles transformed Veemon into Magnamon, who defeated Kimeramon, thanks in part to Wormmon’s sacrifice. As the reality of what had happened sunk in, the Emperor reverted back into his Ken persona, and the Digi-Egg of Miracles transformed back into the Crest of Kindness, which floated to Ken.
Ken returned home and slept in a pseudo-coma, which he awoke from with amnesia. Though unable to recognise his parents, he identified the Crest of Kindness, and then went to the DigiWorld, where he met Leafmon, the reborn Baby form of Wormmon.
With his memories back, Ken aided the DigiDestined in their fights with Arukenimon and her unliving Digimon. When the reactor in his old base threatened to explode, as a doorway to the World of Darkness opened within it’s power source, Davis theorised that the Crest of Kindness could stop it. Ken inserted the Crest into its slot, and it seemed to do the job, but then the warp reactivated, worse than ever. Ken feared his Crest was meaningless, but as he formed friendships with the DigiDestined, he knew that it was not.
Ken was never shown to retrieve his Crest from it’s slot, but it appeared again later as he mused over it, meaning that he must have taken it back at some point.
The Crest of Kindness first appears in “The Crest of Kindness.” Its origins are explained in “Kyoto Dragon.” In “Fusion Confusion,” Ken inserts the Crest into a slot with it’s symbol on it in his base’s reactor – which really doesn’t make any sense, as he used the Digi-Egg of Miracles as a power source. There’s no logical reason for there to be a slot or symbol for the Crest of Kindness in the reactor – never mind the fact that the honking great reactor wasn’t in the engine room last time we saw it, either. Bad Japanese writing.
Group: Ancient Bird - Level: Champion - Type: Data - Attack Techniques: Pummel Peck, High Jumping Kick
The first Kiwimon the kids encountered was a minion of Puppetmon, the Dark Master of the digital forest. He's a bird type, but his wings have degenerated, and left him unable to fly. After MetalSeadramon's defeat by the DigiDestined, Puppetmon tried his hand at destroying the kids. As Kiwimon looked on, Puppetmon used a set of magic dolls to control the DigiDestined's actions, and then took T.K. prisoner, playing an all-too-realistic game of "War" with him. Kiwimon was sent to keep the other DigiDestined busy while this went on, using his Pummel Peck attack to keep them on their toes. The battle ended when Kiwimon was destroyed by Birdramon.
Four years later, Kiwimon were seen fleeing when Kimeramon razed a town. When Digimon were appearing in the real world, Catherine, a French DigiDestined girl, was shown to have a Floramon for a partner, who Digivolved into a Kiwimon to help MetalGreymon and MagnaAngemon battle the Mamemon Brothers and Giromon. Later, a Kiwimon (not Catherine's, because her Floramon was there) was seen during the final battle with MaloMyotismon.
Puppetmon’s Kiwimon appears in "Playing Games." His voice is supplied by Paul St. Peter.
Catherine’s Kiwimon appears in “Digimon World Tour, Pt. 2.” Her voice is supplied by Mary Elizabeth McGlynn.
Name: From "kiwi," a small, flightless bird native to New Zealand.
Group: Warrior - Level: Ultimate - Type: Data - Attack Techniques: Berserk Sword, Armour Knife
The first Knightmon the DigiDestined encountered was not a real one, but was actually an unliving Digimon created from a Control Spire by Arukenimon. Knightmon was instructed to break the seal on the first Destiny Stone, but the DigiDestined arrived, and he had to battle their Digimon. While Arukenimon and Mummymon held off ExVeemon, Gatomon and Aquilamon, Knightmon was able to defeat Ankylomon and Pegasusmon. However, BlackWarGreymon then showed up and destroyed Knightmon and the stone. Some time later, when Digimon were appearing in the real world after Arukenimon opened all the Digi-Ports, a Knightmon appeared in Japan. After Paildramon Mega-Digivolved to Imperialdramon for the first time, he flew around Japan with Davis and Ken, rounding up the wild Digimon, Knightmon included.
A Knightmon first appears in "A Chance Encounter."
Name: From "knight," a medieval armoured warrior
KNOWLEDGE, CREST OF
The Crest of Knowledge is the Crest of Izzy of the DigiDestined. Izzy found his Crest along with Matt while the kids were recuperating at Piximon's hidden training ground, but because they stepped outside the cloaking field, they alerted Etemon to their presence. Once they safely retrieved their Crests, Greymon took out Etemon's minion, Tyrannomon.
When Tai went missing after the final battle with Etemon, DemiDevimon tried to prevent Izzy's Crest from glowing with help from Vademon. Izzy was reduced to a zombie-like state upon having his curiosity stolen by the bizarre Digimon, but Tentomon was able to snap him out of it. Izzy's Crest then began to glow, and Tentomon Digivolved to his Ultimate form of MegaKabuterimon to take out Vademon. The Crest of Knowledge, like all the other kids' Crests, was destroyed by Apocalymon.
At some point during the next four years, Izzy gave up the powers associated with the Crest of Knowledge, as the other kids did with their Crests, to seal the DigiWorld off from evil, rendering Tentomon unable to Digivolve to the Ultimate level.
The Crest of Knowledge first appeared in "The Piximon Cometh." It was destroyed in "Now Apocalymon."
KNOWLEDGE, DIGI-EGG OF
The Digi-Egg of Knowledge belongs to Cody of the DigiDestined, and is used on Armadillomon to Armour Digivolve him into Digmon.
When Cody and Yolei made their first trip into the DigiWorld, they were attacked by minions of the Digimon Emperor. Davis and Veemon were captured, but Cody and Yolei, along with Izzy and Sora, fled. Cody and Yolei’s D-3s began picking up a signal, which led them to a temple in the jungle, where they discovered the Digi-Eggs of Knowledge and Love. Izzy was unable to lift the Digi-Egg of Knowledge, nor was Sora able to life the Digi-Egg of Love. They both suggested that Cody and Yolei tried – and they were able to lift them with ease, releasing their partner Digimon, Armadillomon and Hawkmon. Cody was hesitant to accept the responsibility that went with this, but Izzy reassured him, promising to help him with any problems he had. Cody cried out “Digi-Armour Energise!” and Armadillomon became Digmon, to help Halsemon free Davis and Veemon from the Emperor’s clutches.
The Digi-Egg of Knowledge was stored within Cody’s D-Terminal, to be called on whenever it was needed. Towards the end of the year, when the kids were drawn into MaloMyotismon’s dream dimension, the kids used the power of this other world to make a dream of their own come true – and their Digimon all Digivolved into their different forms at once. The Digi-Egg of Knowledge transformed into Digmon, but when all the Digimon attempted to pass through the portal, only the “real” incarnation of Armadillomon could go through, while Digmon faded away.
The Digi-Egg of Knowledge first appears in “The Digiteam Complete.” It was never actually shown to transform into Digmon in “The Last Temptation of the DigiDestined,” instead we simply got the normal Digivolve sequence, but this is what happened with the Digi-Eggs of Courage and Friendship, so it’s safe to assume the same applies to Knowledge. It’s not clear if the fact that the Digmon avatar faded away means that the Digi-Egg of Knowledge ceased to exist, but it’s a distinct possibility.
Group: Bird - Level: Champion - Type: Data - Attack Techniques: Petrifier, Feather Sword
Kokatorimon is a minion of Etemon, who is in command of a cruise ship that roams the deserts of Server. He is capable of disguising himself as a human to lure victims aboard his ship, which is manned by a crew of Numemon. When he uses his Petrifier attack, beams shoot from his eyes that turn his opponent to stone.
The kids met Kokatorimon while wandering the desert, trying to escape from Etemon. Upon coming across the ship, Mimi charmed one of the Numemon into letting them on board, but they were soon set upon by Kokatorimon, who turned all the Digimon to stone and captured all the kids except Sora and Mimi and their Digimon. Palmon then Digivolved to Togemon and pummelled Kokatorimon into submission. The kids fled from the ship, but Kokatorimon drove it after them, only to crash into a giant cactus, causing his ship to blow up.
Kokatorimon's appears in "The Crest of Sincerity." It should be noted that his name is pronounced "Cock-Ah-Tree-Mon" by all the characters.
Name: Derived from phonetic corruption of the word "cockatrice," a creature from mythology.
Digimon Adventure 02 episode #37
English version written by Jeff Nimoy & Bob Buchholz
Shakkoumon and the other DNA Digivolved Digimon battle BlackWarGreymon, while the DigiDestined try to move the last Destiny Stone to safety. This frees Azulongmon, who repels BlackWarGreymon, explains to the DigiDestined about their selection, and then gives them a warning about a greater enemy.
Episode Trivia: The title of this episode may be a reference to Komodo Dragons, a species of ferocious lizard native to the Komodo Islands.