DigiDestined

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The DigiDestined (選ばれし子供達 Erabareshi Kodomotachi?, lit. "Chosen Children") are the major heroes in the Digimon media franchise who have been chosen by certain beings to protect the Digital World, a plane which originated from data produced by Earth's telecommunications networks. This plane is often beset by evil forces, and is closely linked to Earth; saving the Digital World usually saves the Earth as well. The term is primarily used in Digimon Adventure, Digimon Adventure 02, and Digimon Frontier, though it is sometimes used for the protagonists of the other settings in the Digimon franchise. All DigiDestined are partnered with a Digimon, and possess a Digivice; however, these are not defining characteristics, as the "Tamers" in Digimon Adventure V-Tamer 01 and Digimon Tamers had the same characteristics and were not considered DigiDestined.

While there are many heroic Digimon who can fight to save their world, a DigiDestined child enables their partner to more quickly grow in power by Digivolving to higher levels of power. This ability to grow quickly allows the DigiDestined's Digimon to quickly surpass the most powerful of enemies, making them instrumental in saving the worlds.

Digimon Adventure / Digimon Adventure 02[edit]

In Digimon Adventure the DigiDestined were chosen by unseen digital beings that wished to help the Digital World from the chaos brought upon it by Apocalymon's influence. There is no information on who chose the DigiDestined of Adventure 02.

Although it has been stated that the DigiDestined from Adventure were chosen because of an earlier battle between Agumon and Parrotmon (in which Tai and Kari helped Agumon Digivolve into Greymon), the second set of DigiDestined were chosen because of various things that the group from Adventure did. Yolei was chosen because she sent many emails during the battle with Diaboromon on the internet, Cody was chosen because he was in the plane that Garudamon saved from crashing when the sky opened, and Davis was part of the group of people who were being held inside the convention center when Myotismon was looking for the 8th DigiDestined.

The twelve main DigiDestined in Adventure and Adventure 02 all come from Japan. Late in the series, they discover that there are DigiDestined in many other parts of the world. Unlike the Japanese DigiDestined, some of the international DigiDestined teams had multiple children paired with the same species of Digimon. Not all of the international Chosen Children were named, and not all were shown.

List of the DigiDestined (Adventure)[edit]

Character Voice actor Digimon Voice actor
Taichi "Tai" Kamiya
Yagami Taichi (八神 太一)
Joshua Seth (EN)
Toshiko Fujita (JP)
Agumon Tom Fahn (EN)
Chika Sakamoto (JP)
The leader of the DigiDestined and the older brother of Kari Kamiya. Tai has the Crest of Courage.
Yamato "Matt" Ishida
Ishida Yamato (石田 ヤマト)
Michael Reisz (EN)
Yuuto Kazama (JP)
Gabumon Kirk Thornton (EN)
Mayumi Yamaguchi (JP)
The "lone wolf" of the group and the older brother of T.K. Takaishi, a practical thinker and the most mature of the group. Matt has the Crest of Friendship.
Sora Takenouchi
Takenouchi Sora (武ノ内 空)
Colleen O'Shaughnessey (EN)
Yuko Mizutani (JP)
Biyomon
Piyomon
Tifanie Christun (EN)
Atori Shigematsu (JP)
Is supportive, kind and reasonable. Sora acts as a mother figure to the group. She is somewhat of a tomboy. Sora has the Crest of Love.
Koushiro "Izzy" Izumi
Izumi Kōshirō (泉 光子郎)
Mona Marshall (EN)
Umi Tenjin (JP)
Tentomon Jeff Nimoy (EN)
Takahiro Sakurai (JP)
Is very intelligent and a logical thinker. He is also a computer expert and constantly uses his laptop. Izzy has the Crest of Knowledge.
Mimi Tachikawa
Tachikawa Mimi (太刀川 ミミ)
Philece Sampler (EN)
Ai Maeda (JP)
Palmon Anna Garduno (EN)
Shihomi Mizowaki (JP)
Is kind and caring, although initially slightly selfish. Viewed as a spoiled "girly girl". Mimi has the Crest of Sincerity.
Joe Kido
Kido Jyōu (城戸 丈)
Michael Lindsay (EN)
Masami Kikuchi (JP)
Gomamon R. Martin Klein (EN)
Junko Takeuchi (JP)
Is dependable and thoughtful, though he is sometimes a worrier. He tries to act as the voice of reason within the group. Joe has the Crest of Reliability.
Takeru "T. K." Takaishi
Takaishi Takeru (高石 タケル)
Wendee Lee (EN)
Hiroko Konishi (JP)
Patamon Laura Summer (EN)
Miwa Matsumoto (JP)
The youngest of the group and the younger brother of Matt, very optimistic, cheerful, and compassionate. He grows from being reliant on the others to being as much of a fighter as they are. Along with Kari, he becomes part of the DigiDestined team of Digimon Adventure 02. T.K. has the Crest of Hope.
Kari Kamiya
Yagami Hikari (八神 ヒカリ)
Lara Jill Miller (EN)
Kae Araki (JP)
Gatomon
Tailmon
Edie Mirman (EN)
Yuka Tokumitsu (JP)
Joined the group after the other DigiDestined and is the younger sister of Tai. She is gentle and kind and always looks for the best in people, although somewhat enigmatic and serious at times. She joins the Digimon Adventure 02 DigiDestined along with T.K. Kari has the Crest of Light.

List of the DigiDestined (Adventure 02)[edit]

Character Voice actor Digimon Voice actor
Davis Motomiya
Motomiya Daisuke (本宮 大輔)
Brian Donovan (EN)
Reiko Kiuchi (JP)
Veemon
V-mon
Derek Stephen Prince (EN)
Junko Noda (JP)
The new leader of the DigiDestined. He is brave, stubborn and plays soccer. He has a crush on Kari and admires Tai. He gets into occasional fights with T.K. Davis carries both the Digi-Egg of Courage and Friendship. He also used the Digi-Egg of Miracles twice.
Yolei Inoue
Inoue Miyako (井ノ上 京)
Tifanie Christun (EN)
Rio Natsuki (JP)
Hawkmon Neil Kaplan (EN),
Kôichi Tôchika (JP)
A new DigiDestined who is a bit of a flirt. She is headstrong and sometimes stubborn. She is most often seen arguing with Davis. She admires Mimi. Yolei carries both the Digi-Eggs of Love and Sincerity.
Cody Hida
Hida Iori (火田 伊織)
Philece Sampler (EN)
Megumi Urawa (JP)
Armadillomon
Armadimon
Robert Axelrod (EN)
Megumi Urawa (JP)
He is the youngest in the second season, but despite that he is very mature and thinks things through much like Izzy from Digimon Adventure. Cody carries both the Digi-Eggs of Knowledge and Reliability.
Takeru "T. K." Takaishi
Takaishi Takeru (高石 タケル)
Doug Erholtz (EN)
Taisuke Yamamoto (JP)
Patamon Laura Summer (EN)
Miwa Matsumoto (JP)
An original DigiDestined from Digimon Adventure and is the younger brother of Matt. T.K. carries the Digi-Egg of Hope.
Kari Kamiya
Yagami Hikari (八神 ヒカリ)
Lara Jill Miller (EN)
Kae Araki (JP)
Gatomon
Tailmon
Edie Mirman (EN)
Yuka Tokumitsu (JP)
An original DigiDestined from Digimon Adventure and is the younger sister of Tai. Kari carries the Digi-Egg of Light.
Ken Ichijouji
Ichijōji Ken (一乗寺 賢)
Derek Stephen Prince (EN)
Romi Park (JP)
Wormmon Paul St. Peter (EN)
Naozumi Takahashi (JP)
The initial antagonist of the second series, known as the Digimon Emperor as he attempted to conquer the Digital World, thinking it was a video game. He later joins the group as the 6th DigiDestined and it's revealed that his behavior was partially driven by the Dark Spore embedded in him during his first trip to the Digital World. Ken possesses the Crest of Kindness, and despite being a second generation DigiDestined, he carries no Digi-Egg. In addition, since his digivice originally looked like the first generation digivice (before it became a black D3). it is most likely that Ken should have been the 9th DigiDestined of Digimon Adventure.

List of the International DigiDestined[edit]

American DigiDestined[edit]

Chinese DigiDestined[edit]

  • Three Hoi Brothers (Poi Brothers in English dub version)
    • Each of them is partnered with his own Syakomon
  • Yue Hong

Vietnamese DigiDestined[edit]

Indian DigiDestined[edit]

Australian DigiDestined[edit]

  • Dingo (Derek in the English dubbed version)
  • Unnamed Australian Chosen Children

French DigiDestined[edit]

Mexican DigiDestined[edit]

  • Chichos (Rosa in the English dubbed version)
  • Unnamed Mexican Chosen Children
    • These DigiDestined were only referred to. Neither they nor their partners were shown on-screen.

Russian DigiDestined[edit]

  • Yuri
  • Lara (Sonya in the English dubbed version)
  • Anna
  • Unnamed Siberian Chosen Children
    • Each of them is partnered with a Frigimon

Dark Spore Children[edit]

Digimon Tamers[edit]

The children that are called DigiDestined in Adventure and Adventure 02 are referred to in later seasons as Digimon Tamers. However, in the English dub of Digimon Tamers: Battle of Adventurers, the first Tamers movie, Omnimon calls the Tamers "DigiDestined" Because of this, Takato also calls them "DigiDestined". There are also a few instances throughout the early episodes of the series where Takato calls himself "a DigiDestined" instead of a Tamer.

List of the DigiDestined[edit]

Character Voice actor Digimon Voice actor
Takato Matsuki
Takato Matsuda (松田 啓人 Matsuda Takato)
Makoto Tsumura (JP)
Brian Beacock (EN)
Guilmon Masako Nozawa (JP)
Steven Blum (EN)
An imaginative artist who created his own Digimon.
Henry Wong
Jenrya Li (李 健良Ri Jenrya)
Dave Wittenberg (EN)
Mayumi Yamaguchi (JP)
Terriermon Aoi Tada (JP)
Mona Marshall (EN)
A half-Japanese/half-Chinese boy, a voice of reason type character. He chose Terriermon in a video game.
Rika Nonaka
Ruki Makino (牧野 留姫 Makino Ruki)
Melissa Fahn (EN)
Fumiko Orikasa (JP)
Renamon Yuka Imai (JP)
Mari Devon (EN)
A tomboyish, headstrong, female tamer who is a champion Digimon card player.
Ryo Akiyama
(秋山 リョウ Akiyama Ryō)
Steve Staley (EN)
Junichi Kanemaru (JP)
Cyberdramon Ikkei Seta (JP)
Lex Lang (EN)
An enigmatic tamer who went missing after beating Rika to take first place in the Digimon Card Tournament.
Jeri Katou
Jyuri Katou (加藤樹莉 Katō Juri)
Bridget Hoffman (EN)
Yoko Asada (JP)
Leomon Hiroaki Hirata (JP)
Paul St. Peter (EN)
A female tamer who is one of Takato's friends from school.
Kazu Shioda
Hirokazu Shiota (塩田 博和 Shiota Hirokazu)
Brad MacDonald (EN)
Yukiko Tamaki (JP)
Guardromon (EN) Yanada Kiyoyuki (JP)
Richard Cansino
A comedic tamer that is very good friends with Takato and Kenta and often beats them in DigiBattle Card Game. He also idolizes Ryo.
Kenta Kitagawa
(北川 健太 Kitagawa Kenta)
Steven Blum (EN)
Touko Aoyama (JP)
MarineAngemon Ai Iwamura (JP)
Wendee Lee (EN)
A young tamer who is very good friends with Takato and Kazu. He tends to be more sensible than Kazu, but still gets into trouble often.
Suzie Wong
Shuichon Li (李 小春 Ri Shuichon)
Peggy O'Neal (EN)
Ai Nagano (JP)
Lopmon Aoi Tada (JP)
Michelle Ruff (EN)
Henry's younger sister.
Ai and Mako
(Ai and Makoto)
Rebecca Forstadt & Wendee Lee (EN)
Haruhi Terada & Miwa Matsumoto (JP)
Impmon Hiroki Takahashi (JP)
Derek Stephen Prince (EN)
Two young children whom Impmon first met during his first time in the human world; his experiences with their sibling rivalry gave him a strong dislike for humans. They reconciled with Impmon near the end of the season.


Digimon Frontier[edit]

The DigiDestined in Digimon Frontier were chosen from a pool of potential DigiDestined gathered by Ophanimon. These children have no Digimon partners. They use the power of the spirits of the Legendary Warriors, deceased Digimon heroes that saved the Digital World of this series in its ancient past, to transform into Digimon themselves.

List of the DigiDestined[edit]

Character Voice actor
Takuya Kanbara
(神原拓也 Kanbara Takuya)
Michael Reisz (EN)
Junko Takeuchi (JP)
Leader of the group. Uses the Human Spirit of Flame to become Agunimon (Agnimon) and the Beast Spirit of Flame to become BurningGreymon (Vritramon). He later received the power to assume the forms of Aldamon (Ardamon) and EmperorGreymon (KaiserGreymon).
Koji Minamoto
(源輝二 Minamoto Kōji)
Steve Staley (EN)
Hiroshi Kamiya (JP)
He was quiet and reserved, the "lone wolf". Uses the Human Spirit of Light to become Lobomon (Wolfmon) and the Beast Spirit of Light to become KendoGarurumon (Garmumon). He later received the power to become Beowolfmon and MagnaGarurumon.
Tommy Himi
Tomoki Himi (氷見友樹 Himi Tomoki)
Brianne Siddall (EN)
Kumiko Watanabe (JP)
The youngest of the group. Uses the Human Spirit of Ice, to become Kumamon (Chakmon) and the Beast Spirit of Ice to become Korikakumon (Blizzarmon).
Zoe Orimoto
Izumi Orimoto (織本泉 Orimoto Izumi)
Michelle Ruff (EN)
Sawa Ishige (JP)
The main female member of this season, and is very independent. Uses the Human Spirit of Wind to become Kazemon (Fairymon) and the Beast Spirit of Wind to become Zephyrmon (Shutumon).
Junpei "J.P." Shibayama
Junpei Shibayama (柴山純平 Shibayama Junpei)
Steven Blum (EN)
Masato Amada (JP)
The oldest of the group. Uses the Human Spirit of Thunder to become Beetlemon (Blitzmon) and the Beast Spirit of Thunder to become MetalKabuterimon (Borgmon).
Koichi Kimura
Kōichi Kimura (木村輝一 Kimura Kōichi)
Crispin Freeman (EN)
Kenichi Suzumura (JP)
Koji's twin brother. He was separated from Koji when they were babies when their parents divorced. Originally lost his memory and became Duskmon/Velgemon, an enemy to the others, but later became purified. Uses the Human Spirit of Darkness to become Lowemon (Löwemon) and the Beast Spirit of Darkness to become JagerLowemon (KaiserLeomon).

Digimon Savers (Data Squad)[edit]

The main human characters of this series possess Digivices but are referred to as "partners" or simply the Data Squad (in the English dub) rather than "Digidestined" as they were mostly chosen by DATS.

List of the DigiDestined[edit]

Character Japanese voice actor English voice actor Digimon Japanese voice actor English voice actor
Marcus Damon
Masaru Daimon (大門 大 Daimon Masaru)
Soichiro Hoshi Quinton Flynn Agumon Taiki Matsuno Brian Beacock
The main character of the series, Marcus Damon is the son of the researcher, Spencer Damon, who disappeared into the mysterious realm known as the Digital World almost 10 years ago. Loud and outspoken, Marcus calls himself "the number one street fighter in Japan." After encountering Agumon, he becomes the Digimon's partner after receiving a Digivice from the mysterious old man, Homer Yushima. Marcus and Agumon later become members of DATS in order to face tougher and stronger opponents. As the series progresses, though, he finds much more to fight for.
Thomas H. Norstein
Tohma H. Norstein (トーマ・H・ノルシュタイ Tōma H. Norushutain)
Hirofumi Nojima Crispin Freeman Gaomon Kazuya Nakai Skip Stellrecht
Thomas H. Norstein is a half-Austrian, half-Japanese young man, and a child prodigy. An Olympic-level boxer and a genius scholarly and tactically, he is a vital member of the DATS team. When Marcus joined DATS, Thomas was away in Europe, and when they finally met, they were at odds. However, they overcame their difficulties, and have since become steady team-mates. Gaomon is Thomas' loyal Digimon partner, and is a focused and serious-minded warrior - he responds to Thomas's every order with a steadfast "Sir, yes sir!" (in the original Japanese version, he used the English phrase, "Yes, Master!")
Yoshino "Yoshi" Fujieda
Yoshino Fujieda (藤枝 淑乃 Fujieda Yoshino)
Yui Aragaki Colleen O'Shaughnessey Lalamon
Raramon
Yukana Nogami Dorothy Elias-Fahn
Yoshi is the third member of the core team. She and her partner Lalamon have been partners for many years. Though initially as strong as Marcus or Thomas, Yoshi has more than enough skill at her job. She suffered from self-doubt due to experiences in her childhood, but with Lalamon, was able to overcome them.
Keenan Crier
Ikuto Noguchi (野口 イクト Noguchi Ikuto)
Rie Kugimiya Brianne Siddall Falcomon Chie Kojiro Steven Blum
Keenan is a mysterious 10-year-old boy who, years before the start of the series, was lost in an accident involving a Digital Gate. Keenan was raised by a Digimon called Frigimon, who was killed in a massacre orchestrated by a man named Akihiro Kurata. Since Keenan was raised by Frigimon since he was a baby, when he is discovered he believes himself to be a Digimon. A servant of Mercurimon, Keenan eventually hated all humans, but began to change his opinion as he learned his true origins. Falcomon is his partner and childhood friend, who does his best to help Keenan as he comes to grips with his humanity. Keenan looks up to Marcus as a big brother.

Characters With Digivices[edit]

Digimon Xros Wars (Fusion)[edit]

Unlike the previous series, the children in Digimon Fusion are generals who originally each lead a group of Digimon: A main Digimon partner and several others used to augment that Digimon's power through Digi Fusion. Though they are never stated to be, it stands to reason that each person with a Fusion Loader who is on the good side would be considered DigiDestined.

List of the DigiDestined[edit]

Character Voice actor Main Digimon Voice actor
Mikey Kudo (工藤 タイキ "Kudou Taiki) Minami Takayama (JP) Nicolas Roye (ENG) Shoutmon Chika Sakamoto (JP), Benjamin Diskin (ENG)
The main protagonist of the series and leader of Team Xros Heart. A dependable boy always prone to help those in need. He was dragged into the Digital World along his friends Angie and Jeremy when he uses the power of the red Fusion Loader to save Shoutmon's life. Besides using the Fusion Loader to Digi Fuse Shoutmon with other members of Xros Heart, Taiki eventually attains the power to properly Digivolve his partner into OmegaShoutmon. His support Digimon are Ballistamon, Dorulumon, Starmon and the Pickmons, Beelzemon, Cutemon, Donokomon, Jijimon, Chibikamemon, Persiamon, Knightmon and the PawnChessmon (white), Deputymon, and Wisemon.
Angie Hinomoto (陽ノ本 アカリ Hinomoto Akari) Ryoko Shiraishi (JP), Colleen O'Shaughnessey (ENG) Dorulumon Takahiro Sakurai (JP)
Mikey's friend who eventually gains her own Fusion Loader in the series finale, borrowing Dorulumon along with Cutemon from Mikey.
Jeremy Tsurugi (剣 ゼンジロウ Tsurugi Zenjirō) Daisuke Kishio (JP), Derek Stephen Prince (ENG) Ballistamon Takeshi Kusao (JP), Kyle Hebert (ENG)
Mikey's friend who eventually gains his own Fusion Loader in the series finale, borrowing Ballistamon along with Deputymon from Mikey.
Christopher Aonuma (青沼 キリハ "Aonuma Kiriha) Takeshi Kusao (JP), Vic Mignogna (ENG) Greymon (Xros Wars) and MailBirdramon
The leader of Team Blue Flare, and owner of the blue Xros Loader. A lone boy always seeking strong Digimon to increase his army. Just like Mikey, Kiriha eventually attains the power to Digivolve Greymon, through his MetalGreymon Xros with Maildramon, into ZekeGreymon. His support Digimon include Cyberdramon, Deckerdramon, Dracomon, the Gassomons, and Golemon.
Nene Amano (天野 ネネ "Amano Nene) Houko Kuwashima (JP), Melissa Fahn Sparrowmon Kokoro Kikuchi (JP)
Formerly the figurehead leader of Twilight, she was originally Dark Knight's human partner until he had no more use for her upon using her black Fusion Loader to create his own. However, Nene gains a new lavender Fusion Loader with Sparrowmon as her main Digimon partner and she gains Mervamon as a partner later. Her support Digimon include the Monitamon and Monimon.
Ewan Amano (天野ユウ "Amano Yuu) Kanae Oki (JP) Damemon Masami Kikuchi (JP)
Nene's younger brother, he becomes DarkKnightmon's newest pawn in leading Twilight during the reign of the Death Generals. He possesses a replica of the Darkness Loader that DarkKnightmon obtained, which reformatted into a yellow Fusion Loader.
Tagiru Akashi (明石タギル Akashi Tagiru) Marina Inoue (JP) Gumdramon Kumiko Watanabe (JP)
Mikey and Ewan's friend who possesses a deep crimson Fusion Loader.


Digimon Hunters[edit]

Character Voice actor Main Digimon Voice actor
Ryouma Mogami (最上リョウマ Mogami Ryōma) Tetsuya Kakihara (JP) Quartzmon
The leader of the Digimon Hunters, owning a green Fusion Loader.
Ren Tobari (戸張レン Tobari Ren) Houko Kuwashima (JP) Dracmon
A cool-headed boy who owns a light gray Fusion Loader.
Airu Suzaki (洲崎アイル Suzaki Airu) Megumi Han (JP) Opossumon
The only female member of the Digimon Hunters who possesses a pink Fusion Loader, Airu excels in creating traps to catch Digimon, but is only interested on capturing those she finds cute.


Other Children with Fusion Loaders[edit]

  • Hideaki Mashimo
    • His main Digimon is Dobermon
  • Kiichi Funabashi
    • Partnered with Locomon
  • Mizuki
    • Partnered with Submarimon
  • Haruki
    • Partnered with Witchmon
  • Noboru
    • Partnered with Allomon
  • Ken
    • Partnered with ShimaUnimon

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