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WARGREYMON
Group: Dinosaur - Level: Mega - Type: Vaccine - Attack Techniques: Terra Force, Great Tornado, Mega Claw
WarGreymon is the Mega stage of Agumon, the Digimon partner of Tai of the DigiDestined. WarGreymon is capable of flight, and has been dubbed a "Dramon Destroyer" by Izzy - the claw weapons on his arms, used in his Mega Claw attack, are particularly effectively against Dramon Digimon. WarGreymon's Terra Force attack allows him to collect ambient energy from the world around him, and shape it into a massive ball of flame, which he then hurls at his opponent, while his Great Tornado attack has him spinning like a miniature whirlwind, to rip and tear at his opponents. On multiple occasions, Great Tornado was referred to as "Terra Force" by the US dubbers. Furthermore, the misnomer, "Nova Force" was often used in reference to either Great Tornado or Terra Force. The only time in the US that "Great Tornado" has been referred to correctly was in the "Digimon Rumble Arena" video game.
When Myotismon regenerated himself as VenomMyotismon, none of the DigiDestined's Digimon were powerful enough to stop him. In accordance with an ancient prophecy unearthed by Gennai, Tai and Matt allowed themselves to be struck with arrows of Light and Hope from Angewomon and Angemon, which gave Gabumon and Agumon the power to Warp-Digivolve into their Mega forms of MetalGarurumon and WarGreymon. With help from the power of the kids' Crests, they destroyed VenomMyotismon.
When the kids returned to the DigiWorld to battle the Dark Masters, WarGreymon appeared for the first battle with Piedmon, but he was reverted back to Agumon by the villain's Trump Sword attack. WarGreymon appeared again to battle MetalSeadramon, and used his Great Tornado attack to literally rip him to shreds after he killed Whamon.
WarGreymon next appeared when Matt had been corrupted by Cherrymon, and convinced to fight Tai. MetalGarurumon challenged Agumon, and he Warp-Digivolved to WarGreymon to protect Tai. He and MetalGarurumon began to fight, but the conflict was broken up by a mysterious entity from the DigiWorld's past, who reverted WarGreymon and MetalGarurumon to their In-Training stages, and showed the kids and Digimon images from history. Matt then left the group, realising he needed to find himself.
WarGreymon appeared again to battle Puppetmon, but was briefly taken over by the villain's control wires. He was forced to pursue Sora and Izzy, until their Ultimate Digimon saved them and freed WarGreymon. WarGreymon then helped to battle Puppetmon's mansion.
When the kids were in Machinedramon's city, Agumon was low on energy, but after being energised by light from Kari's Crest, he was able to Warp-Digivolve to WarGreymon, and "sliced Machinedramon like an onion," destroying him.
When the kids reached Spiral Mountain's peak, WarGreymon engaged Piedmon in battle again, while Sora and T.K. went to search for Matt, and Mimi and Joe, who had also left. WarGreymon was battered mercilessly, but when Matt returned, his Crest energised WarGreymon, returning him to normal. WarGreymon and MetalGarurumon then battled Piedmon, but were almost immediately turned into key chains by the clown's magic. They were restored by MagnaAngemon's MagnaAntidote, and then blasted Piedmon through the angel's Gate of Destiny. WarGreymon then participated in the final two battles with Apocalymon and helped to save the digital world.
In March 2000, when a mysterious new part-Digimon, part-virus creature emerged from a Digi-Egg created by a chosen child from America named Willis, and began consuming data on the Internet, Agumon and Tentomon confronted it's Rookie stage of Keramon. However, it Digivolve to it's Ultimate level of Infermon to see them off. Gabumon and Patamon then arrived to help, and when Infermon Digivolved into Diaboromon, his Mega stage, WarGreymon and MetalGarurumon battled him. However, due to 'Net lag from the hundreds of e-mails being sent by kids watching the battle on their computers, WarGreymon and MetalGarurumon moved so slowly that they were easily defeated. They then went in search of Diaboromon on the 'Net, and were confronted with over a million copies of the villain that he had created. The copies quickly felled the two Megas, but the energy from the e-mails of hope that the kids around the world sent re-powered them, and allowed them to fuse into one, new, more powerful Digimon - Omnimon! Omnimon used his Supreme Cannon attack to obliterate the Diaboromon copies, and then impaled the villain through the head, destroying him.
In May 2000, Tai and the other kids gave up the powers associated with their Crests to seal the DigiWorld off from evil. As a result, Agumon and the other Digimon were left unable to Digivolve to Ultimate or Mega.

Four years later, after the battles with the Daemon Corps, Agumon was given more power by Azulongmon, and his power to Warp-Digivolve was restored. He and Tai confronted BlackWarGreymon atop Mount Fuji, and Agumon became WarGreymon to battle him and stop him killing Oikawa, who the kids needed to remove the Dark Spores he had implanted in other children. Their battle was fierce, spreading from the mountain to the nearby city, and BlackWarGreymon appeared to have the upper hand, until Imperialdramon joined the fight, Mode Changing to his Fighter Mode and using his Positron Laser along with WarGreymon’s Terra Force to defeat BlackWarGreymon.

The following day, WarGreymon appeared again when BlackWarGreymon faced off with Oikawa and defended Cody’s grandfather from him. He was, oddly, apparently just sort of standing around as WarGreymon beforehand. BlackWarGreymon was fatally injured by a blast of dark energy from Oikawa, and with the last of his life, using his body to seal the Highton View Terrace DigiWorld gate, as WarGreymon cried out in anguish.
WarGreymon first appears in "Prophecy." His voice is supplied by Lex Lang.
Name: From the English word "war," and from the word "great," which "grea" is short for and which "grey" is probably a misspelling of.

WARP-DIGIVOLVE
Warp-Digivolving is the process by which a Digimon of a level below Ultimate attains its Mega form, leaping up the Digivolutionary ladder, warping through it's other forms. Gabumon and Agumon first accomplished it via an energy infusion from the arrows of Hope and Light fired by Angemon and Angewomon, as per the commands of an ancient prophecy unearthed by Gennai. After this, Agumon and Gabumon were able to Warp-Digivolve whenever it was required. Four years later, Angemon himself Warp-Digivolved to his Mega form of Seraphimon.
Warp-Digivolving first occurred in "Prophecy."

WARUMONZAEMON
Group: Puppet - Level: Ultimate - Type: Virus - Attack Techniques: Heat Break Attack, Bear Claw
The first WaruMonzaemon the kids encountered was a servant of Machinedramon, the Dark Master of the digital city. He ran the underground slave camp of Numemon, where he mistreated the Digimon, as they were forced to run treadmills that powered the city above. When Sora, T.K. and Kari of the DigiDestined came across the camp, Sora, T.K. and their Digimon lured him away, while Kari freed the Numemon. WaruMonzaemon returned to the camp, and was attacked by the Numemon, but defeated them easily. However, Birdramon, Angemon and Angewomon sent him fleeing. When he reported back to Machinedramon, the villain destroyed him for his incompetence. Note that in the US version, an extra line - "He shot my paw!" - is dubbed in to make it appear that WaruMonzaemon is not destroyed, when, in fact, he is.
Four years later, when wild Digimon were appearing all over Earth, another WaruMonzaemon was seen in Japan, and was quickly sent back to the DigiWorld by Imperialdramon.
A WaruMonzaemon first appears in "The Crest of Light." His voice is supplied by Dan Lorge.
Name: From the Japanese word, "Waru," meaning "evil," and from the 17th Century Japanese playwrite, Chikamatsu Monzaemon, who wrote plays for puppet theatre ("Puppet" being WaruMonzaemon's Digimon Group).

WEREGARURUMON
Group: Animal - Level: Ultimate - Type: Vaccine - Attack Techniques: Wolf Claw, Garuru Kick
WereGarurumon is the Digivolved form of Garurumon, the Champion level Digimon partner of Matt of the DigiDestined. He was the second of the kids' Ultimate level Digimon to appear.
When Tai disappeared after the final battle with Etemon, the kids began to drift apart, until only Matt, T.K. and their Digimon were left together. Matt set out across a lake in a paddleboat, with Gabumon, telling T.K. he would be back in a couple of hours. However, when he came ashore on an island, he found Joe and Gomamon working in Digitamamon's diner, attempting to pay off their bill. Matt decided he'd help, to move things along faster, but what he didn't know was that DemiDevimon was causing accidents, and making it look like Joe was responsible so that the two would have to keep working, leaving T.K. free for DemiDevimon to manipulate, but also to prevent Matt's Crest from glowing. However, when T.K. and Tai arrived and implicated DemiDevimon as the culprit, Gabumon Digivolved to Garurumon and joined Greymon in battling Digitamamon. When Joe risked himself to save T.K. from Vegiemon, Matt realised that he really was a friend, and his Crest began to glow, allowing Garurumon to Digivolve into WereGarurumon for the first time, to scramble Digitamamon.
WereGarurumon next appeared to battle Dokugumon and her spider minions and allow the DigiDestined access to Myotismon's portal to Earth. He reverted back to Tsunomon and went back with them. WereGarurumon appeared some time later to battle Myotismon himself in Odaiba, and beat him back with help from Angemon. At this point, Gabumon gained some more control over his Digivolutions, and would only revert to Rookie instead of In-Training after going Ultimate.
After bringing Matt to the Odaiba TV station to meet up with the other kids, Garurumon Digivolved into WereGarurumon to fight Tuskmon and Snimon, but was then called upon by Matt to duel with Myotismon again. The villain's Crimson Lightning knocking him from the building's edge, but then he and other Ultimates leant their power to Angewomon, who obliterated Myotismon with her Celestial Arrow.
When Myotismon returned as VenomMyotismon, MetalGreymon and WereGarurumon took him on, but were no match for him. They reverted back to Agumon and Gabumon, but thanks to an ancient prophecy unearthed by Gennai, found a way to Warp-Digivolve to their Mega stages of WarGreymon and MetalGarurumon, and went on to defeat VenomMyotismon.
Gabumon went back to the DigiWorld with the others to battle the Dark Masters. He Digivolved into Garurumon and then into WereGarurumon for the first battle, but was blasted back to Gabumon by Puppetmon.
WereGarurumon did not appear again after this for the remainder of the kids’ adventures against the Dark Masters and Apocalymon (except during the CGI Warp-Digivolve sequences for MetalGarurumon).
In May 2000, Matt and the other kids gave up the powers associated with their Crests to seal the DigiWorld off from evil. As a result, Gabumon and the other Digimon were left unable to Digivolve to Ultimate.

Four years later, as wild Digimon began to appear all over Earth, Gennai appeared in the real world and used one of Azulongmon’s Digi-Cores to give the Digimon a power boost, restoring the original eight Digimon’s lost ability to Digivolve to Ultimate. Gabumon, Matt, Ken and Wormmon then headed for Mexico City to round up the wild Digimon there, and teamed up with Josť, Gennai’s Mexican counterpart, and a DigiDestined girl named Rosa, and her Gotsumon to do so. Gabumon Digivolved up to WereGarurumon, and along with Stingmon and Monochromon (Gotsumon’s Digivolved form), sent a Minotarumon and a Dokugumon back to the DigiWorld.

After they returned to Tokyo, there was no time to rest, as the following day, the Daemon Corps appeared in the city, searching for Ken and the Dark Spore within him. As Angewomon battled with LadyDevimon, WereGarurumon and Garudamon came to help out, but LadyDevimon simply fled. Later, WereGarurumon was defeated in battle along with the other Digimon by SkullSatamon, and reverted to Gabumon. He and the other seven original Digimon then once again sacrificed their power to Digivolve to Ultimate and gave it to Imperialdramon, allowing him to Mode Change to his Fighter Mode, to destroy the villain.

WereGarurumon first appears in "Weregarurumon's Diner." His voice is supplied by Kirk Thornton.
Name: From the word "were," a word from German mythology indicating a creature which can assume human form (eg: werewolf, which is obviously where WereGarurumon's name is firmly based), and the Japanese word "garuru," meaning the sound of a growl.

"WEREGARURUMON'S DINER"
Digimon Adventure episode #23

English version written by Mark Ryan and John Ludin

Tai and T.K. find Matt and Joe toiling in the diner of Digitamamon, thanks to the machinations of DemiDevimon. Gabumon becomes WereGarurumon for the first time to destroy Digitamamon, so they kids can be free to search for their other missing friends.
Episode Trivia - This episode first aired with the title, "Weregarurumon's Dinner." The G in WereGarurumon was not capitalised.

WHAMON
Group: Sea Animal - Level: Champion - Type: Vaccine - Attack Techniques: Blasting Spout, Tidal Wave
The kids first encountered Whamon when they were on their way to Server. After travelling across the ocean on their raft for a short time, the kids were attacked by Whamon, who swallowed them. When they came to rest in his stomach, they discovered a Black Gear imbedded inside him. Tai used his Digivice to destroy it, freeing Whamon from it's influence. He shot them out his blowhole, but their raft was shattered in the process. To make it up to them, he said he would take them to Server. When they asked if he knew anything about their Tags, he mentioned that he had seen Devimon hide something underwater once, some time ago. The kids climbed inside him, and he took them to and underwater cavern, where they found their Tags. He then carried them the rest of the way to Server.
A considerable time later, when the DigiWorld was under the control of the Dark Masters, and the DigiDestined were facing off against MetalSeadramon, Whamon arrived in the nick of time to save them, carrying them off to the depths of the ocean. They were pursued by Divermon, but Whamon eluded them by diving into a deep crevasse, where the pressure was too much for them to take. He then brought the kids to the surface, but there were immediately attacked again by MetalSeadramon. Whamon used his Tidal Wave attack to wash away the straggling Divermon, and then, when WarGreymon was caught between MetalSeadramon's jaws, saved him by head butting the villain. Enraged, MetalSeadramon fired his River of Power attack at Whamon, ripping a hole through his skull. In retaliation, WarGreymon used his Mega Claw attack to rip MetalSeadramon to shreds, destroying them. As Whamon dissolved into digi-dust, he implored the DigiDestined to save the world.
When the Dark Masters and Apocalymon were destroyed, and the DigiWorld was returned to normal, Whamon would have been reborn at Primary Village.
Four years later, when the new DigiDestined were trapped in an undersea oil platform by a MegaSeadramon under the Digimon Emperor’s control, Cody managed to escape and went to Joe for help. Joe called on Whamon, who carried the kids to safety as Ikkakumon and Submarimon freed MegaSeadramon from the Dark Ring controlling him. However, in the original Japanese version of the episode, this is not the same Whamon who appeared in season one, but is actually a different one who came just to help out.

When wild Digimon were appearing all over the world, an unnamed Australian DigiDestined was shown to have a Whamon for a partner.

Whamon first appears in "Departure for a New Continent." His voice is supplied by Peter Spellos.
Name: "Wha" is short for "whale," a large sea-dwelling mammal.

WILLIS

WillisWillis is a DigiDestined boy from Colorado, partnered with Terriermon and Kokomon. When the Digi-Egg containing the Botamon appeared at Highton View Terrace four years before the events of summer 1999, at the same, another Digi-Egg appeared through Willis’s computer, and hatched into twin Digimon, who, over time, Digivolved into the In-Training Digimon, Gummymon and Kokomon.

Willis had no other human friends, and was very close with his Digimon. He thought it would be great to have more of them, and so he tried to create a Digi-Egg of his own on his computer. However, in March 2000, before it could hatch, it inadvertently wound up on the Internet, where it was infected by a virus, and mutated, hatching into the half-Digimon, half-virus creature, Kuramon. Kuramon eventually Digivolved into his Mega form of Diaboromon and took over the Internet and worldwide communications, planning to wipe out the DigiDestined with a nuclear strike. Willis had previously met Izzy of the Japanese DigiDestined via the Internet, and offered advice as Izzy, Tai, Matt and their Digimon battled the villain. When Diaboromon was finally destroyed by Omnimon, Willis and his Digimon celebrated... but it wasn’t to last, as, somehow, the virus that had created Diaboromon became corporeal, and infected Kokomon, dragging him away from Willis, mutating him into a monster.

Over the course of the next four years, Willis, along with Terriermon (Gummymon’s Rookie form), kept on the run from Kokomon – who had eventually Digivolved to his Champion form of Endigomon - who would make anyone who tried to help them “disappear.” Somewhere along the way, he found time to help Izzy out with analysis of the new D-3 Digivices belonging to the new DigiDestined.

At some point between the discovery of the Digi-Egg of Friendship and the first appearance of ExVeemon, T.K. and Kari were on vacation in New York, where they witnessed a battle between Terriermon and Kokomon. Kokomon told Willis to “go back,” and Willis deduced that he wanted them to go back to Colorado, where it all began. He and Terriermon hitchhiked their way, as T.K. and Kari tried to follow, but had their plans derailed by Kokomon. Kari contacted Davis, Yolei and Cody, who headed for Colorado, and encountered Willis along the way, in the back of a truck they all had hitched a lift in. Their Digimon got along well together, and Willis noted that it was nice to be around others for a change. When their next ride arrived, however, Davis, Willis and their Digimon wound up left behind, to be attacked by Kokomon. Flamedramon and Gargomon fended him off, but Willis refused to tell Davis what the connection between him and Kokomon was.

Raidramon carried them all to Summer Memory, Willis’s family’s Colorado home, where Willis finally let the truth come out. He told Davis Kokomon’s origins, and swore that he would finish the battle once and for all. Terriermon insisted that he be allowed to fight alongside him. The next day, Kokomon reappeared, and Digivolved into his Ultimate form of Antylamon. Following a fierce battle with Gargomon and the other Armour Digimon, he sank beneath a lake, and emerged having Digivolving once more, in his Mega form of Kerpymon. Kerpymon De-Digivolved the Digimon and was all set to consume them, when T.K. and Kari arrived with Angemon and Angewomon in tow. Kerpymon used his powers to reverse time, transforming the kids back into toddlers, and Willis realised that he had not meant for him to “go back” to Colorado... but “go back” in time to when the virus first attacked Kokomon. Angemon and Angewomon used all of their energies to Digivolve into their own Mega forms of Seraphimon and Magnadramon, and released the Golden Digi-Eggs. Willis received the Digi-Egg of Destiny, and, at Davis’s instruction, used it to Armour Digivolve Terriermon into Rapidmon. Rapidmon, together with Magnamon, ventured within Kerpymon and destroyed the virus within him, restoring him to normal. But without he virus, he could not heal his injures, and deleted. Willis thought he had lost both of his Digimon, but then Terriermon and Veemon reappeared.

Later, when everyone was restored to their correct age, Davis told Willis how Digimon never really die. The Japanese kids escorted him back to New York, where he gave Yolei and Kari a farewell kiss each, much to Davis’s shock. Then, as he phoned his mother, Terriermon caught the scent of a Digi-Egg – it was Kokomon, reborn.

Willis appears in “Digimon: The Movie.” He is mentioned by Izzy in the series, first in “Guardian Angel,” (his first actual mention, as that episode aired before the movie), and again in “Dramon Power.” His voice is supplied by Bob Glouberman.

Willis’s character and involvement in certain things was heavily altered for the American version of the show and movie. First and foremost, the portion of the movie in which he appears is supposed to be out of continuity with the series and movie – in the original versions, Willis did not know Izzy, and had absolutely nothing to do with Diaboromon whatsoever – the virus that infected Kokomon was a completely different one. To make Willis’s creation of a Digi-Egg seem more believable, the US version has him with a very high intellect. Thanks to these alterations, the timeframe is also changed – in the original version, Kokomon was taken away from Willis at the time of the Greymon/Parrotmon battle at Highton View Terrace, NOT after the Diaboromon battle.

 

WIZARDMON
WizardmonGroup: Wizard - Level: Champion - Type: Data - Attack Techniques: Thunder Ball, Magical Game
Wizardmon is shy and caring by nature, and adept at trickery. He is capable of reading minds, and conjuring energy in numerous forms - like his powerful Thunder Ball attack, when he shoots a sphere of energy from his fingertips, or his Magical Game, when his staff generates a bolt of lighting. Originally, he passed himself off as one of Myotismon's army, and partook in the vampire Digimon's assault on the real world in the search for the Eighth Child, the predestined eighth member of the DigiDestined. In actuality, however, he sought to find the Eighth Child and unite them with their Digimon, to prevent Myotismon from conquering both worlds. He successfully located the eighth Digivice, and then, upon learning that the Eighth Child was Kari Kamiya (sister of Tai Kamiya, the leader of the DigiDestined), and that her Digimon was actually Gatomon, one of Myotismon’s lieutenants, he gave Kari her Digivice and tried to steal Kari's Crest and Tag from Myotismon's lair. Learning that Gatomon was the Eighth Digimon, Myotismon captured her, intent on forcing information on the Eighth Child from her. Wizardmon tried to stop him, but was easily defeated, and hurled into Odaiba bay. Shortly thereafter, Joe and T.K. found Wizardmon, and brought him to the scene of the showdown with Myotismon atop the Odaiba TV station. Wizardmon gave Kari her Tag and Crest, and saved her life by sacrificing his own in intercepting a Grizzly Wing attack from Myotismon that would have meant the end for Kari. As he lay dying, he told Gatomon how he had no regrets, and that all that mattered was her. As the life left his body, Kari burst into tears, and Gatomon Digivolved to Angewomon and defeated Myotismon.
However, because he had died in the real world, his data had no place to go to be reborn, and so Wizardmon’s spirit was left to float. For whatever reason, he was inactive for four years, until the anniversary of the DigiDestined’s first trip to the DigiWorld four years later, when his “ghost” began to cause activity at the Odaiba television station – his image appeared on screens all across the building, and his voice would play from audiotapes. On the third day of the anniversary celebrations, the kids came to the television station to remember Wizardmon’s sacrifice, and his spirit manifested itself. Wizardmon gave the kids a cryptic warning, telling them that they could not defeat their great enemy without the golden radiance. Then, he faded away, although it’s not clear why - his spirit may well have died completely.

Wizardmon first appeared in "Almost Home Free," (after having his silhouette displayed in "The Gateway To Home" and "It's All In The Cards") using the guise of a children's birthday party entertainer to search for the Eighth Child, but was not referred to by name until "The Eighth Child Revealed." He has never displayed on a Digimon Analyser screen. He died in "Wizardmon's Gift," but his ghost returns in “Ghost of a Chance.” His voice is supplied by Robert Axelrod. Note that the head of his staff is actually shaped like a "Tamagotchi" digital pet.
Name: From the word "wizard," an individual from fantasy with magical powers.

"WIZARDMON'S GIFT"
Digimon Adventure episode #37

English version written by Jeff Nimoy & Bob Buchholz

As the final battle with Myotismon takes place, Wizardmon sacrifices his life to save Kari, who goes on to make Gatomon Digivolve to Angewomon for the first time to destroy the vampire Digimon.

WOODMON
WoodmonGroup: Vegetation - Level: Champion - Type: Virus - Attack Techniques: Twig Tap, Woody Smasher
The Woodmon live in the forests of the DigiWorld, posing as trees, and then sucking the energy from hapless passers-by. However, when they tried to pull that stunt on Ogremon, during the reign of the Dark Masters, they met with considerable resistance! The Woodmon chased Ogremon through the forest, and he managed to destroy several of them, but he was soon out-numbered and cornered at a cliff edge. It look liked it was all over - when suddenly, a meteor crashed down, destroying a large number of the Woodmon, and sending the rest scattering. Later, a still shot of them battling Leomon implicated them as servants of the Dark Masters themselves.
Four years later, Woodmon were seen on a few occasions. One was seen under the control of the Digimon Emperor, and attacked the kids while they were searching for the Emperor’s base, to free Agumon. Flamedramon blasted it backwards into the Control Spire, which he then demolished. The Spire fell on the Woodmon and his Dark Ring fell off, and he then pointed the kids in the general direction of the Emperor’s base.

Some time after that, some more Woodmon were seen fleeing in terror as Kimeramon razed a town, and after that, when the Digimon Emperor was defeated, a group of them helped Yolei and Hawkmon restored damaged parts of the DigiWorld.

Woodmon first appear in "Etemon's Comeback Tour."
Name: From "wood."

 

WORLD OF DARKNESS

The enigmatic World of Darkness is another dimension separate from the DigiWorld, which very little is known about. Nothing of it beyond the barren beach area, at the shores of the Dark Ocean, has been seen.

The first DigiDestined to come to the World of Darkness was young Ken Ichijouji, who was taken there by his Digivice, his mind already growing with the depression caused by his brother’s death. Urged on by some unseen force, he immersed his Digivice in the waters, transforming it into the Dark D-3, and activating the Dark Spore that had lain within his body.

Months later, the inhabitants of the World of Darkness were drawn to another of the DigiDestined – Kari. As they reached into her mind, she began suffering recurring dreams and hallucinations, slowly slipping out of phase with the real world as she was drawn to the World of Darkness. When she was finally pulled into it, she was confronted by some Digimon-like creatures who called themselves “Scubamon,” who wanted her to remove the Dark Spirals from their arms. She began to do so, but they were all attacked by an Airdramon. Kari reached out across the dimensions herself, somehow opening a gate between Earth and the World of Darkness, through which T.K., Patamon and Gatomon travelled. Once there, Patamon became Pegasusmon and destroyed the Control Spire concealed within a lighthouse. A beam of pink energy appeared, and Gatomon used its power to Digivolve to Angewomon. She destroyed the Airdramon, then freed the “Scubamon,” but they then changed shape, and attempted to force Kari to come with them and be their queen. Angewomon fended them off, and they returned to their underwater kingdom. As the kids and their Digimon left, the massive form of Dragomon, master of the Dark Ocean, emerged.

This was all pretty skewed in the US version, and not very clearly explained in either. The “Scubamon” were apparently trying to trick Kari into coming to the World of Darkness, so they could make her their queen (and in the Japanese version, procreate with her). It’s not clear how much of their situation was real and how much was fake – but it’s pretty likely the Dark Spirals were false. The Airdramon and the Control Spire are questionable at best.

Later, when the Digimon Emperor found the Dark Whirlpool, Devimon was seen within it. In a subsequent encounter with the reactor core of the Emperor’s base, which consisted of a doorway to the World of Darkness, the Digimon noted that they got the same feeling from it as they did from the whirlpool. Logically, it follows that the whirlpool was a temporary gateway to the World of Darkness. This had lead to theories that the World of Darkness may be where the data of evil Digimon goes when they are destroyed.

While searching for Gatomon’s lost tail ring, Ken, Kari, Yolei and their Digimon accidentally stumbled through a phase warp and wound up in the World of Darkness. Ken and Kari released they were susceptible to the powers of this world, because they keep their feelings locked up inside them. But even Yolei was able to see the waters of the Dark Ocean when she cried out in anger. Then, when Arukenimon created a Blossomon from some Control Spires, the spire circuit that was creating the warp was broken, and the kids and Digimon were able to return to the DigiWorld. Gatomon and Aquilamon DNA Digivolved into Silphymon for the first time to destroy the Blossomon.

While battling Daemon, the kids realised they needed a place of great power to contain the villain, as they were unable to beat him with physical force. Kari suggested the World of Darkness, and Ken drew on the power of the Dark Spore within him to transform a digital gate that Daemon had already opened into a portal to the World of Darkness. The Digimon forced him through it, and it sealed shut behind him.

Finally, after the defeat of MaloMyotismon, as Gennai told the kids about the powers of the dream dimension the villain had used, Ken theorised that perhaps the World of Darkness had the power to bring the dark thoughts of those who entered it to life.

The World of Darkness first appears in “His Master’s Voice.” It is more commonly referred to as “the Dark Ocean” by characters, but I choose to call it the World of Darkness, because it’s not JUST an ocean, as Kari’s quick walk through the area further up the beach in the aforementioned episode proved.

 

WORMMON

WormmonGroup: Insectoid – Level: Rookie – Type: Virus – Attack Techniques: Sticky Net, Silk Thread

Wormmon is the Digimon partner of Ken of the DigiDestined. A sensitive little guy, he’s very close to Ken, even though he suffered abuse at his hands when he became the Digimon Emperor. Like a real insect, he possesses the ability to adhere to surfaces, and he can also generate silk from his mouth in various forms.

The details of Ken and Wormmon’s very first meeting are not known, but it occurred when Ken was sucked into the DigiWorld for the first time via his brother’s computer, when he touched the Digivice that appeared through it. Wormmon and Ken, along with Ryo, travelled together through the DigiWorld desert, where they battled and defeated Millenniummon. With his death, Millenniummon released the Dark Spores, one of which burrowed inside Ken’s neck, unbeknownst to Wormmon. Ken was violently sick, and Wormmon cared for him for some time until he was well enough to return to Earth.

Some time later, after Ken’s brother Sam was killed in a car accident, Ken was drawn into the World of Darkness, where he immersed his Digivice in the Dark Ocean, transforming it into the Dark D-3, and activating the Dark Spore within him. He attained a genius level intellect and enhanced athletic abilities, but soon became apathetic towards the people of Earth, considering them below him. He returned to the DigiWorld, and began his plan to conquer it, assuming the guise of the Digimon Emperor. Wormmon tried to stop him, but could not – and yet he stood by him, as he was his friend. But it was not long before Ken began to take his rage out on Wormmon, beating and whipping him, thinking that he was unworthy to be his partner.

When the new DigiDestined came to the DigiWorld, the Emperor captured Davis and Veemon, but his friends came to rescue him. In the ensuing battle, Wormmon attempted to stop Gatomon, but was beaten, and the Emperor dealt with her himself. Wormmon’s did not involve himself much in later battles - the Emperor would simply send out Dark Ring-controlled Digimon to battle the DigiDestined. When the Emperor captured Agumon and began to experiment on him, trying to make him Digivolve, Wormmon set him free, because he hoped that Ken would then use him for his experiments instead. It was a vain hope, however, as the Emperor set out after Agumon, and managed to capture him with a Dark Spiral, forcing him to Dark Digivolve into a viral version of MetalGreymon.

Later, Wormmon worked on creating Kimeramon with the Emperor, and was designated the task of organising certain parts that would be used in the creature. When the Emperor took his base underwater, heading for the Dark Whirlpool to locate the final data he needed for Kimeramon, Wormmon warned against it, saying that he could feel evil energy within the whirlpool. Naturally, the Emperor ignored him, and harvested data from Devimon, the Digimon within the whirlpool, using it to finish Kimeramon. As Kimeramon battled with Kari, Yolei and their Digimon, and T.K. wrestled with Ken, Wormmon and Patamon had a brief altercation of their own. Later, when the Emperor and Kimeramon were cutting a swathe of destruction across the DigiWorld, the DigiDestined managed to sneak inside of the fortress, where they were defeated by Kimeramon again. Wormmon, however, made a final attempt to stop the Emperor’s plans, and led Davis to the Digi-Egg of Miracles, the base’s power source. Davis removed it, shutting the base down, and used it to Armour Digivolve Veemon into Magnamon. As Magnamon and Kimeramon battled, Wormmon tried to make the Emperor see sense, but he refused to listen. As the base crashed down and the battle moved outside, Wormmon called out to Magnamon in support, and the Emperor lashed him again. It was the final straw for Wormmon, who then knocked Ken off the Devidramon they were riding on, and got in between Magnamon and Kimeramon. Then, he summoned up the energy remaining in his body, and gave it to Magnamon, who was able to use his Magna Explosion to destroy Kimeramon. The Emperor finally realised that Digimon are living creatures, and reverted back into Ken. Having succeeded in his attempt, Wormmon died, and deleted in Ken’s arms.

Ken returned to the real world, and entered and then awoke from a pseudo-coma, with many of his memories missing. He returned to the DigiWorld, to Primary Village, where he found a Digi-Egg which hatched into Leafmon – the reborn Baby form of Wormmon. Leafmon soon Digivolved into Minomon, then Digivolved into Wormmon again when he and Ken re-entered the DigiWorld, in pursuit of a mysterious woman who had appeared in Ken’s room the night before. They found the DigiDestined under attack from a Thundermon, and Wormmon Digivolved into his Champion form of Stingmon, rescued Cody, and then destroyed the Thundermon, much to the shock of the other kids, because unbeknownst to them, this was not a real Thundermon, but an artificial, unliving one created from a Control Spire by the mystery woman. Wormmon Digivolved to Stingmon again to help defeat a similarly created Golemon, and then he and Ken teamed up with the other kids to try and stop the explosion of the reactor core of Ken’s old base. Ken thought that he had to do things on his own, but when Davis made him see sense, a miracle happened – and Stingmon and ExVeemon DNA Digivolved into Paildramon! Paildramon defeated an Okuwamon the woman created, and then destroyed the reactor core.

Wormmon and Ken were invited to the Giga House with the other DigiDestined by the mysterious woman, and Wormmon became Stingmon, only to fall under the control of the woman and the hypnotic music her flute played. Yolei was able to use the house computer to free him and Digmon, and then Paildramon battled with the woman, who was actually revealed to be Arukenimon, a spider-woman Digimon.

As Stingmon, Wormmon helped the other kids destroy more Control Spires, and he and Armadillomon got quite friendly after working together. After Arukenimon created BlackWarGreymon, Wormmon and Ken, as well as Kari, Yolei and their Digimon, stumbled through a phase warp and found themselves in the World of Darkness once again. When Arukenimon attacked them with a Blossomon, the Control Spire circuit creating the warp was broken, and they were freed, enabling Gatomon and Aquilamon to DNA Digivolve into Silphymon for the first time to destroy the Blossomon.

As BlackWarGreymon set about destroying the mystical Destiny Stones, Wormmon continuously formed Paildramon with ExVeemon to battle him. BlackWarGreymon destroyed six of the seven stones, but the DigiDestined were able to free Azulongmon from his prison, and he repelled BlackWarGreymon.

After the battle at Christmas, as wild Digimon began to appear all over Earth, Wormmon found himself unable to Digivolve to battle a Triceramon, as a Control Spire had appeared. Davis and Raidramon arrived to destroy the spire, then the Digimon formed Paildramon to battle both the Triceramon and Mummymon. As this went on, across town, Izzy brought Gennai into the real world, and he used one of Azulongmon’s Digi-Cores to give the Digimon power boosts. The energy allowed Paildramon to Mega-Digivolve into Imperialdramon and send the Triceramon back to the DigiWorld. Imperialdramon then carried the DigiDestined all over the world so they could round up the wild Digimon in other countries – Wormmon, Ken, Matt and Gabumon headed for Mexico City, where they teamed up with Josť, Gennai’s Mexican counterpart, and a Mexican DigiDestined girl named Rosa, and her Gotsumon. In the Mayan ruins, Wormmon quickly became very jealous of Rosa’s crush on Ken, and did a lot of (stupid, out of character) things to get his attention. Rosa was less than kind to him, be she changed her tune when he Digivolved into Stingmon, and, together with WereGarurumon and Monochromon (Gotsumon’s Digivolved form), sent a Minotarumon and a Dokugumon back to the DigiWorld.

Upon returning to Tokyo, Ken began to remember, in dreams, his time in the DigiWorld desert, and the Dark Spore. The memories returned at a fitting time, as, the next day, the Daemon Corps appeared in the city, intent on acquiring Ken’s Dark Spore for their own purposes. In battle, Imperialdramon was immobilised by SkullSatamon, but when he received an energy influx from the other Digimon, he was able to Mode Change to his Fighter Mode and destroyed the villain. Ken, however, was then spirited away by Arukenimon, and encountered her creator, Oikawa, the man who had also sent him the mysterious e-mail years before. Davis, Wormmon and Raidramon pursued Arukenimon’s truck, as Oikawa copied Ken’s Dark Spore and implanted it within other children he had recruited, and then, they were attacked by Daemon himself, who demanded Ken be handed over. Oikawa, having finished with him, was ready to comply, but Wormmon and Veemon blindsided Arukenimon and freed Ken, and then Digivolved and combined into Paildramon to battle Daemon. As the villain grew in size from their attacks, they became Imperialdramon, then Mode Changed and combined their powers with those of Silphymon and Shakkoumon to push Daemon through a portal into the World of Darkness that Ken opened. In the evening, Ken introduced his parents to Wormmon.

The following day, the kids trailed the Dark Spore children, and tried to track down Oikawa, to have him remove the Spores. However, the returned BlackWarGreymon had other plans for him, and tried to destroy him, only to wind up in battle with WarGreymon. Wormmon and Veemon Digivolved up to Imperialdramon Fighter Mode and helped WarGreymon defeat BlackWarGreymon. As they all lay on the ground, drained, Wormmon was the first to extend the hand of friendship to BlackWarGreymon once more. He left, unsure of what to do – but his destiny soon became clear, as he was fatally injured by a blast of dark energy from Oikawa, who had absorbed the power of the flowered Dark Spore of a girl named Noriko, who Ken and Wormmon had been following. With the last of his strength, BlackWarGreymon used his body to seal the DigiWorld gate at Highton View Terrace.

When Oikawa recalled all the Spore kids to Highton View Terrace, he opened a portal to what he thought was the DigiWorld. However, as he, Arukenimon, Mummymon, the Spore kids and the DigiDestined and their Digimon went through, it proved to be somewhere very different indeed – a bizarre, nightmarish dimension where the truth was revealed at last: Oikawa was possessed by the spirit of Myotismon, who had been controlling his actions for the last four years. Myotismon’s spirit left Oikawa’s body, and used the power of the Dark Spore to transform himself into MaloMyotismon. After destroying Arukenimon and Mummymon, he used his mind-reading powers to subject the kids to illusions of their greatest desires. For Ken, it was seeing his brother again, and, on a deeper, subconscious level, to see himself punished for his actions as the Digimon Emperor. Wormmon managed to make Ken realised the nature of the illusion, and then the other kids, freed from their own illusions, offered their words of support. Ken overcame the illusion, and then the kids all faced MaloMyotismon down, using the power of the dimension to their own ends, allowing their Digimon to Digivolve into all their different forms at once. Wormmon, Stingmon, Paildramon and the two Imperialdramons joined with all the other Digimon in battling the villain, and then followed him as he fled into the DigiWorld. The Digimon of all the world’s DigiDestined converged on the battlefield as MaloMyotismon began to blanket Earth in a shroud of darkness, using the power of their partners’ Digivices to re-energise Imperialdramon, Silphymon and Shakkoumon. The kids convinced the Dark Spore children that the dreams they once held were not meaningless, and this positive energy weakened MaloMyotismon to the point where his body discorporated. Then, Imperialdramon used his Giga Crusher attack to destroy the villain’s spirit, hopefully for good.

Three months later, when it was discovered that Diaboromon had survived his battle with Omnimon four years beforehand, Wormmon went with Ken, Davis and Veemon to track down the Kuramon he was releasing into the real world. They were fairly successful, until Davis, learning that Kari had gone onto the Internet to help in the battle against Diaboromon, demanded the gate be opened so he could go to her - and played right into Diaboromon hands. The gate opened so wide that all the remaining Kuramon were able to escape through it into the real world, and Wormmon and Veemon were swept up in the swarm, and carried all the way to Tokyo Harbour, where the Kuramon merged into Armageddemon. When Davis and Ken were finally able to arrive on the scene, they couldn't get through the crowd to their partners, until Davis screamed in anger, and the crowd parted. Wormmon and Veemon then merged into into Imperialdramon, and, empowered by Omnimon's energy, became Imperialdramon Paladin Mode, and destroyed Armageddemon.

Twenty-five years into the future, the portal to the DigiWorld remains open, and Wormmon is still at Ken’s side. Ken, now married to Yolei, has become a detective, and works with Stingmon.

Wormmon first appears in “Enter Flamedramon.” His voice is supplied by Paul St. Peter.

Name: From “worm.”