Group: Fallen Angel – Level: Champion – Type: Virus – Attack Techniques: Frozen Claw, Tundra Freeze, Avalanche Claw
When the chilling IceDevimon Bio-Emerged, he stalked Rika, eventually seizing her and pulling her inside of his Digital Field. He desired for her to be his partner, showing her his frozen collection of defeated victims, atop a tower in the city. She refused his offer, but IceDevimon demanded a confrontation between himself and Renamon, to prove himself to be the superior Digimon. Takato, Henry and their Digimon arrived and battle ensued, as IceDevimon froze Guilmon and Terriermon in a block of solid ice with beams from his eyes. Renamon then arrived and confronted IceDevimon, who had her outmatch with his Frozen Claw, but when Rika explained to the villain that Renamon was her friend, not just something that existed to fight, Renamon became Kyubimon, but even she could not defeat the frozen fiend. Henry freed Guilmon and Terriermon with an Expansion Modify Card, and then Takato used Speed and Hyper Wing cards on Guilmon, who slammed IceDevimon into the ceiling, leaving him wide open for a Pyro Sphere, which destroyed him, leaving Guilmon to absorb his data.
IceDevimon appears in “The Icemon Cometh.” His voice is supplied by Michael Reisz. Note that Bandai of America's Group for this Digimon is "Evil," but his D-Power analysis states it to be "Fallen Angel," so that's what I'm using here.
Name: From “ice” and “devil.”
“THE ICEMON COMETH”
Digimon Tamers episode #10
English version written by Adele Lim
Rika is captured by IceDevimon, who wants her to become his Tamer, but she refuses, seeing him as a monster, and realising that there is more to Digimon than just fighting. Takato, Henry, Guilmon, Terriermon and Renamon arrive in a rescue attempt, but even when Rika proclaims Renamon her friend, and she Digivolves to Kyubimon, she is unable to defeat IceDevimon. Takato employs the Modify Card combo technique taught to him by Henry, and Guilmon destroys IceDevimon and absorbs his data.
Episode Trivia – the title of this episode comes from the play, “The Iceman Cometh,” by Eugene O’Neill.
“THE IMPERFECT STORM”
Digimon Tamers episode #29
English version written by Steve Blum
The Hypnos system is brought back on line, which causes a storm in the Digital World, allowing Takato to get a message to Yamaki through his comm device. The separated Tamers are then reunited, by the reunion is broken up by the arrival of Beelzemon. The ensuing battle is disrupted when the Juggernaut is reactivated, causing another, more ferocious storm, which leads to Calumon begin captured by Chatsuramon, and Takato, Henry and Terriermon being swept up by a Data Stream.
Episode Trivia – the title of this episode come from the 2000 film, “The Perfect Storm.”
Group: Evil – Level: Rookie – Type: Virus – Attack Techniques: Badda Boom, Infernal Funnel
The little Digimon known as Impmon started out as nuisance for the Tamers, but then became a greater threat, before finally becoming their ally in their battles. Originally, Impmon had two partners, Ai and Mako, but they were too young to know how to treat him properly, always fighting over him as he got stuck in the middle of their sibling squabbles. It eventually became too much for him to take, and he ran away, now disgusted by humans. The early Impmon would easily be described as a jerk who takes pleasure in causing trouble for others, particularly humans – he talks big, and professes to be perpetually sick to his stomach over the partnerships between the Tamers and their Digimon, but it’s largely an act to cover his jealousy and own real desire to become strong and Digivolve. Impmon’s Badda Boom attack allows him to project balls of flame from his fingertips, and he can also summon fire and ice through his Infernal Funnel.
Impmon made his first appearance after Renamon defeated Allomon, and approached Renamon that night, chastising her over her partnership with Rika, calling her pathetic. As she ignored him and left, he blasted her with a Badda Boom, but before she could do anything to him, a Digital Field appeared, and she headed off to confront the Digimon that had appeared. Impmon observed the fight, during which Renamon Digivolved into Kyubimon, and when it was over, he left in disgust.
Impmon entertained himself by harassing couples in the park, where he came across Guilmon in his hideaway, and once again expressed his feelings about partnership and humans as he ate Guilmon’s bread. When Guilmon said that Takato was his friend, Impmon was so shocked he choked, and left. He returning the following night, and convinced Guilmon to come out with him and scare more couples. Guilmon didn’t get what was funny about it, and headed off, and Impmon, in search of someone else to annoy, discovered a Devidramon that was in the process of Bio-Emerging. He made faces at it and called it names, but then it emerged from the field and Impmon dived for cover as it flew over the city. He then watched it battling Guilmon, and Terriermon overheard him, and told Takato that Impmon had set Guilmon up. Guilmon Digivolved into Growlmon, but was unable to Digivolve back, and so he had to sleep in the tunnel under the park, where Impmon found him and Badda Boomed him out of there, chasing him through the park, until Growlmon turned on him and saw him off with a Pyro Blaster.
Impmon was next seen peering through a window of the Wong apartment, where he saw Henry and Terriermon reading, and was disgusted to see Digimon acting like humans. He then took pot shots at a couple of birds, and went to pester Renamon again, trying to get her to fight with Terriermon, but Renamon just ignored him again, pointing out that Henry would not let Terriermon fight. He then went to the park and attempted to coerce Terriermon into a fight with him, firing a Badda Boom at him, but Terriermon blew him away with a Terrier Tornado.
Not long after, Impmon returned to spy on Ai and Mako, and recalled how they had treated him, chuckling when he saw them rip apart a teddy bear they were fighting over. Renamon came across him, and followed him through the city, asking him why a Digimon needs a partner. Impmon retorted that they didn’t, saying you didn’t need a partner to Digivolve.
Soon after, Impmon turned on Calumon, chasing him through the city and attempting to destroy him and absorb his data, but was distracted by the activation of the Juggernaut. Later, Impmon watched as Guilmon played with Takato and his friends, once again expressing his disgust. Renamon appeared, and suggested that he might be jealous – but he was having none of it. He then alerted Takato and Guilmon to the battle with Sandiramon in the subway.
When Takato and Henry took their Digimon on the school camping trip, they were followed by Impmon, as he kept on trying to convince the Digimon they didn’t need partners. When they asked him if he wanted to play, he refused, then jumped into the water anyway and swam after them – until Sinduramon appeared and blasted them all.
Some time later, Impmon confronted Takato, Henry and Terriermon in the park, but before a fight could break out, Henry’s father appeared, astonished that Digimon were actually real. Impmon attacked him with a few Badda Booms, injuring his arm, before Terriermon stepped up to defend him, causing Impmon to flee, repulsed by Terriermon’s protection of a human.
When Calumon drew the attention of a couple of teenage girls, Impmon scared them off. Calumon then followed him around the city, before Indramon appeared to chastise Impmon, sensing the stench of humans on him. Infuriated, Impmon went on a brief rampage through the district, smashing cars and threatening pedestrians before the police surrounded him. Renamon snatched him up and took him away, when he accidentally let slip that he had a partner, and, through angry tears, expressed his desire to Digivolve. Indramon then appeared again, and Impmon demanded that he fight him, determined to load his data so he could Digivolve. Impmon threw everything he had at the horse Deva, but was ultimately defeated, and almost deleted. He took refuge in the sewers, to lick his wounds – but then, as the battle with Vikaralamon raged above him, the dog Deva, Chatsuramon, reached out him, offering him the power to Digivolve. Impmon was drawn into the Digital World, where Chatsuramon showed him a vision of his former Tamers, fighting over a puppy, to prove how easily he was forgotten. Chatsuramon made the details of the deal clear – Impmon would be given the power to Digivolve if he destroyed the Tamers and their Digimon. Torn, Impmon accepted the bargain – and through the power of the Digimon Sovereign, was transformed into his Mega form of Beelzemon.
After a series of battles against the Tamers, during which he killed Jeri’s partner, Leomon, and was defeated by Gallantmon, guilt overcame Beelzemon for the evil deeds he had done. No longer wanting the power he had been given, he did not fight back when he was attacked by a swarm of Chrysallimon, and was so badly beaten that he De-Digivolved back into Impmon. Rika and Renamon sought him out in the desert, and brought him back to Earth with them aboard the Monster Makers’ ark, to the displeasure of several of the others. After the ark arrived back on Earth, Impmon slunk off, with no one to turn to... except Ai and Mako. Returning to their home, he found it empty, but discovered a note they had left for him. However, Impmon was unable to read, and needed to find someone who could tell him what it said – after several passers-by ran off screaming, Henry’s sensei read the note for him, and gave Impmon directions on how to ride the subway to get to the district Ai and Mako were now in. The two children were overjoyed to see Impmon again, and explained to him that they had decided to share everything now, because they knew their fighting had driven him away in the first place. As they watched TV, they saw footage of the Tamers battling the D-Reaper’s Agents, and Impmon told them he had to help them. Mako gave him a toy gun, and Ai gave him a kiss – prompting his Digivolution back into Beelzemon... and then onward, into his full, complete, true Mega form, Beelzemon Blast Mode! Beelzemon helped to destroy a Pendulum Feet, then De-Digivolved back into Impmon (off-screen).
Impmon met up with Calumon in the school playground, and Calumon reminded him of Jeri. The mismatched duo observed the D-Reaper’s chaos, and Calumon sensed Jeri within it. Impmon stopped him from flying inside and being destroyed, and then the two of them investigated, only to be attacked by a group of Bubbles. Impmon Digivolved into Beelzemon again and destroyed them, then he and Calumon wound up trapped inside the Kernel Sphere. When he finally freed himself some time later, he and Gallantmon attacked the Kernel Sphere again to try and free Jeri, but Beelzemon was struck down by the Gatekeeper, and plummeted towards the chaos. Grani swooped and saved him, but he had lost so much energy, he had reverted to Impmon again.
Within the following week, Impmon returned to Ai and Mako again, and, while on a bus, the three of them made their peace, and a D-Power appeared for them. They returned to Shinjuku in time to witness the D-Reaper’s defeat, and Impmon introduced his partners to the other Tamers and Digimon, and was forgiven by Jeri. Everything appeared to be over... but it was not to be so. The Digimon had to return to the Digital World, or they would be cut off from it, and would perish. Impmon was the first to revert, De-Digivolving to his In-Training form of Yaamon, and floating through the portal with the other Digimon.
However, Takato later discovered a portal to the Digital World, which allowed Impmon and all the other Digimon to be reunited with their partners. Months later, when Locomon appeared in Tokyo, Impmon, as Beelzemon, arrived to help out, but was summarily dispatched by Locomon's Wheel Grinder. When the battle reached breaking point with the appearance of a massive swarm of Parasimon, Beelzemon showed up in his Blast Mode to help defend Suzie and Lopmon. When the battle was won, he reverted to Impmon, and was a guest at Rika's birthday party, where he gorged himself silly on the party food.
Impmon first appears in “O Partner, Where Art Thou?” His voice is supplied by Derek Stephen Prince, and is styled on the voice of the similarly small-but-tough actor, Joe Pesci.
Believe it or not, Impmon was actually originally conceived to be the ‘main' Digimon, instead of Guilmon. However, Chiaki Konaka wanted an 'innocent' Digimon for the main role, and so Guilmon was chosen in Impmon's place. Following this change, Impmon was selected to be the main villain of the series (as is evident in the show's early promotional material, which presented Impmon as a rather sinister figure), but this route was ultimately not taken.
Name: From “imp,” a tiny mischievous creature from fantasy.
“IMPMON’S LAST STAND”
Digimon Tamers episode #19
English version written by Seth Walther
Impmon is confronted by the horse Deva, Indramon, and, in anger, goes on a rampage through the district, before being stopped by Renamon, to whom he accidentally reveals that he once had partners. Indramon then reappears, and Impmon, determined to Digivolve, engages him in battle along with the Tamers.
Episode Trivia – the title of this episode is a play on “Custer’s Last Stand,” a silent movie based on the Battle of Little Big Horn, where General Custer was defeated.
Group: Exalted Beast – Level: Ultimate – Type: Virus – Attack Techniques: Horn of Desolation, Adomukuha
Indramon, the horse Deva, easily gave the Tamers one of the hardest battles of any of the Devas. His Horn of Desolation, which he wears strapped to his back, can absorb energy and redirect it back at his opponents.
When Indramon first Bio-Emerged, he observed Impmon and Calumon, and laughed at Impmon, who angrily confronted him. Indramon looked down upon him, sensing the stench of his former partners on him. Rika and Renamon then arrived, and Indramon departed. He then reappeared later in the day, and faced off against the Tamers and their Digimon, as well as Impmon, who was determined to fight him and load his data. Indramon took everything Impmon had, and beat him badly. When the Tamers’ Champion Digimon attacked, he used his Horn of Desolation to absorb their attacks, growing in size and blasting them with the redirected energy. Impmon stepped up again, and Indramon then threw him clear across the district – but then, Hypnos activated the Juggernaut again, and Indramon was almost deleted, before it shut down, and he departed once more.
He returned the following day, appearing in the middle of the city and caused mass destruction, facing off against the Tamers and their Digimon again, but they were no match for him. The military joined the fight, as helicopters opened fire on Indramon. Indramon turned his horn on them, but Growlmon managed to save them. The Digimon struggled on against the Deva, to no effect – but then, Takato slashed Kazu’s hand-made Blue Card, and his desire for it to work made it real, allowing Growlmon to become WarGrowlmon. WarGrowlmon destroyed the Horn of Desolation with his Radiation Blade and tackled Indramon, giving him a point blank dose of Atomic Blaster, destroying him outright.
Indramon first appears in “Impmon’s Last Stand.” His voice is supplied by Neil Kaplan.
Name: From “Indra,” one of the twelve Devas from Sanskrit.
Group: Unidentified – Level: Ultimate – Type: Unidentified – Attack Techniques: Spider Shooter, Network Grenade
When Beelzemon was roaming the Digital World desert, searching for an opponent to test his newfound power on, he came across a swarm of Chrysallimon. He destroyed many of their number with his Double Impact attack, but then, on another plain of the Digital World, Calumon’s powers activated, and the Chrysallimon all Digivolved together into an Infermon. The Infermon opened fire on Beelzemon with it’s Spider Shooter, then charged at him, but he leapt over it with ease and quickly destroyed it with his Darkness Claw and absorbed it’s data.
Infermon appears in “The Imperfect Storm.” His voice is supplied by Richard Cansino.
Name: From “infernal,” meaning hellish (“inferno” means something comparable to the believed appearance of Hell, such as a raging fire).
“IT CAME FROM THE OTHER SIDE”
Digimon Tamers episode #4
English version written by Mary Elizabeth McGlynn and Karen Allen & Chris Weber
Gorillamon appears in the real world, and battles with Terriermon and Guilmon, seeking revenge for a past defeat. As the battle rages, Henry recalls the events that led to his becoming a Digimon Tamer.
Episode Trivia – the title of this episode pays homage to many B-movies with similar titles, such as 1953’s “It Came From Outer Space.”
Mr. Iwamoto is one of the teachers at Takato’s school. When Guilmon followed Takato to school on the day after his creation, Mr. Iwamoto was in the middle of berating a student when he saw him peering through the window. As he opened the door to look out, he saw a cardboard box walking off... having left massive claw marks in the door. He later appeared when the soccer field had been vandalised, considering the options with the principal.
Mr. Iwamoto first appears in “Digimon, Digimon Everywhere.” His voice is supplied by Bob Papenbrook.