List of Digimon Adventure V-Tamer 01 characters
- 1 Taichi and Friends
- 2 Lord HolyAngemon's Army
- 3 Daemon's Army
- 4 Alias III
- 5 Digimon from Specials
- 6 References
Taichi and Friends
Taichi Yagami (八神 太一 Yagami Taichi?) is the main character of the manga V-Tamer 01. He was a boy whose V-Pet had a digimon thought to be a glitch and bears a resemblance to the Digimon Adventure character. But when he was transported he learned that 'glitch' was his partner Zeromaru, a Veedramon. He met Lord HolyAngemon, who brought him to the Digital World to help them fight Daemon. Taichi agreed, and with Gabo as a tour guide to find the five V-Tags. He faced the likes of Etemonkey, the evil Digimon that guard the V-Tags. He even fought other humans, like Neo Saiba and the Alias III, who eventually helped him out. After he and Zeromaru defeated Demon, Taichi and the other children returned to the Real World.
Zeromaru (or "Zero" for short) is the Digimon partner of Taichi.
Zeromaru begins the series as a Champion level, a Veedramon, and throughout the series gains the ability to Digivolve into more powerful forms such as AeroVeedramon and UlforceVeedramon; unlike most other continuities, his evolutions to be permanent. However, he is generally referred to by his name "Zeromaru", and not by the name of his species "Veedramon".
Zeromaru shares many of the personality traits belonging to his human partner Taichi — he is very strong willed, but somewhat fool-hardy, and hates to be underestimated. He acknowledges the fact that he can't do everything on his own, but is determined to prove his strength regardless. Throughout the V-Tamer 01 series, he fights against many powerful Digimon, and often wins only because of Taichi's tactics.
AeroVeedramon is his Ultimate level. Zeromaru first digivolves into this form during a fight with Ghoulmon. In this new form, Zeromaru grows wings and is now able to fly and fight in air battles.
In this new form, he fought against many more Digimon enemies before finally facing Arkadimon. During their first battle, he was critically wounded by Arkadimon's special attacks. He was saved with the help of all the other Digimon he and Daisuke Motomiya (本宮 大輔, Motomiya Daisuke) had met in their journey. The second time he fought Arkadimon, he gained the upper hand, but soon lost again when Neo Saiba used a Digimental to evolve Arkadimon to an even more powerful form. Zeromaru was seemingly killed in a suicide-charge against Arkadimon.
UlforceVeedramon is his Mega level. Zeromaru first reaches this form during the battle against Arkadimon. Zeromaru had rammed himself with immense speed into Arkadimon, and seemingly died from the attack. However, his data was able to instead reform into UlforceVeedramon. In this form Zeromaru was more than a match for the powerful Arkadimon. Not only was he able to protect his friends from an attack of the evil Digimon with an energy shield, but was also able to hurt the giant Digimon with his "Shining V-Force" attack. He then ripped off Arkadimon's left arm with his "Ulforce Saber" attack.
At this point, Rei, sister to Arkadimon's Tamer Neo, decided she could no longer watch this kind of constant fighting, and threatened to jump off from a cliff. Rei was saved just in time by Zeromaru, and this finally caused Neo to finally realize his wrongdoings. At this point, Daemon, the true evil mastermind in V-Tamer 01, revealed himself to be alive and emerged to fight Zeromaru. Zeromaru fought bravely but was hurt badly when Daemon attacked his friends, thus forcing Zeromaru to protect them with his body. However, when Taichi activated his Digimental, Zeromaru gained strength anew and was able to digivolve into his most powerful form - "UlforceVeedramon Future Mode".
UlforceVeedramon Future Mode is his Super Ultimate level. Zeromaru reached this form when his tamer Taichi used his Digimental on him. In this form, Zeromaru was easily able to defeat Daemon and finally killed him by slicing him into two. Afterwards the Digimental (which UlforceVeedramon Future Mode wore as a belt) lost its power and Zeromaru transformed back to UlforceVeedramon.
Taichi Yagami and Zeromaru first meet her when two Flymon were chasing her and the Flymon were killed by Zeromaru. Though at first she is scared of Zero, after he saves her, she warms up to him when he saved her. She cannot walk in the Real World due to a recent accident, but she is able to walk in the Digital World and her pendent turns out to be a Digimental that Neo uses to make Arkadimon stronger.
She gets mad at Neo when she finds out that he wants Taichi and Co. out of the way. He has Rei locked away in a room, but she is freed by Pal and Pul. She, Sigma, and Mari escape from Daemon's castle. When it came to the final battle between Taichi and Neo, Rei threatened to jump off the cliff and is saved by Zeromaru. Neo stops the fight after hearing Rei's plea. When returned to the Real World, she keeps up her friendship with Taichi and the others.
Gabo (ガーボ Gābo?) is a Gabumon who lived in Holy Angel Castle. He found Taichi Yagami and Zeromaru while being chased by a Tortomon and took him to see Lord HolyAngemon. Since then, Gabo traveled with Taichi. Gabo is easily stressed, a side-effect of being very knowledgeable about all the different digimon and the Digital World. Compared to Taichi and Zeromaru's easygoing attitude, he is a complete worrywart. He later changes and becomes one of the digimon who deeply trusted in Taichi and Zeromaru's abilities.
Gon (ゴン?) is a Gomamon who Taichi Yagami and the group meets after Zero's failed attempt at swimming. After being saved from a Gesomon, he is empowered to grow stronger himself. On Lord Whamon's orders, he brings Taichi and Zeromaru to him and witnesses Lord Whamon's death. Now named the protector of the Net Ocean, he aids Taichi and Zeromaru's fight with Lord Marine and is heavily damaged in return. After the battle, however, Gon digivolves to Ikkakumon instead of dying. He eventually returns to support Taichi in the defense against Neo Saiba.
Lord Whamon (ホエーモン様 Hoēmon-sama?) is a Whamon who the protector of the Net Ocean, but by the time Daemon's army came, he was too weak to fight Lord Marine, who had invaded his territory. Upon hearing of Taichi and Zeromaru's arrival, he asked Gon to bring them to him and explained to them the nature of the Digital World as well as his own status as a Support Program to aid Taichi. Bequeathing Taichi with the Digivice 01, he named Gon his successor as the protector of the Net Ocean and died soon after. Gon then retrieves his DigiEgg for safe keeping.
Starmon was the self-proclaimed star of Star City. Taichi Yagami and Zeromaru were challenged to a title-defense contest after Taichi and Zeromaru were treated as real stars for their battles against Daemon. There were two contests: beat a Gekomon in a singing contest and arm wrestle with a Tyrannomon. Zeromaru beat those with the help of Taichi's crazy doodles in his victory book. Taichi uplinked them to Zero, and they won in unexpected ways. Lastly, they battle with Starmon in a speed battle for them to touch him in 3 minutes. Zeromaru won by gathering fans around himself for an autograph and making Starmon jealous. Starmon resigned, offering Taichi and Zeromaru the opportunity to come back as often as they wanted.
Jijimon is a Mega level Digimon who is a renowned doctor in Hospitown. He appears numerous times over the course of the manga to lend medical help to the frequently injured Zeromaru. He is also knowledgeable about many facts concerning the bond between a Tamer and Digimon as well as Zeromaru's existence as an Ancient type and the pros and cons of his overwrite ability.
Greymon, Meramon, and Centarumon
A Greymon, Meramon, and 2 Centarumon reside in Hospitown where they work for Jijimon. The Centarumon serve as the guards of Hospitown.
Pal and Pul
Pal (パル Paru?) and Pul (プル Puru?) are a female and male PetitMamon who appeared in the later half of the series. The two helped Rei Saiba escape from Daemon's castle after they realized how insane Neo Saiba (from whom they had wanted an autograph) had become.
Lord HolyAngemon's Army
Leo is a Leomon who works for Lord HolyAngemon at his castle where he trains young Digimon. However, he proves to be a rather brutal trainer, even beating his pupils if they don't succeed in their tasks. His attitude changes after he meets Taichi Yagami and his partner Zeromaru, especially after they fight his Kuwagamon and defeats it.
Among the Digimon he trains are Agumon, Kuwagamon, Greymon, Centarumon, and Meramon.
It should be noted that Leo is one of the few Leomon in the Digimon franchise who doesn't get killed off.
Gekovitch (ゲコビッチ Gekobitchi?) is a ShogunGekomon who worked for Lord HolyAngemon and was the 3rd opponent to Taichi Yagami and Zeromaru. His special attack is the Samurai Tone, and he challenged the 100% Combination to break it. Though the attack uses sound waves hurt the enemy and form a barrier which dispels any attack, Taichi and Zeromaru manages to interfere with the sound waves generated by shattering a chandelier. Gekovitch witnessed the invasion within Lord HolyAngemon's castle and wanted to stop his Lord from fighting against Arkadimon.
Ninjamon is a member of Lord HolyAngemon's army. He worked as a spy and often brought information from Daemon's castle. He informed them that Arkadimon had hatched and was also the one who told Tai that Neo planned to attack Holy Angel Castle. However, before he could go to the castle, he was captured by Rose the Rosemon.
Daemon is the evil behind the chaos of the Digital World. He was raising an army of evil Digimon to take over the Digital World. Furthermore, he was raising a Digi-Egg of terrible power at his castle in the center of the Folder Continent where the castle originally belonged to a Digimon ruler. After seeing how powerful Zeromaru became under Tai, Demon realized that a tamer was needed to bring out the full potential of his super-ultimate digimon and found such a person, Neo. Daemon also had intentions to invade the human world after taking over the Digital World. But Neo backstabbed Demon and had Arkadimon load the villain's data.
It would have seemed that Daemon was gone but in reality, he intended Neo's treachery to occur so he could possess Arkadimon. By the time Neo had reformed, Arkadimon shattered and Daemon emerged, digivolving to his Daemon Super Ultimate form after absorbing Arkadimon's data, but he was destroyed at the hands of Zeromaru as UlForceVeedramon Future Mode.
Neo Saiba (彩羽 ネオ Saiba Neo?) is an evil Tamer in V-Tamer and the brother of Rei. His original Digimon was a Greymon that he rejected after it kept losing in battle. When he worked for Daemon, he had a lot of Digimon at his disposal, including a Devimon and an Ogremon that could DNA Digivolve into SkullSatamon, which he used to kill Etemonkey, MetalGreymon (which was digivolved from his own Greymon), Ghoulmon, and more. Each of them was killed by either Neo or Zeromaru. Then he received Arkadimon from Daemon, which he used to kill Pie the Piedmon and later Rose the Rosemon. He later brought it during the invasion upon Lord HolyAngemon's castle with an army of Airdramon, Devidramon, Vilemon, Devimon, a Boltmon, a Gryphonmon (which Neo rode on), a Megadramon, a Gigadramon, and a VenomMyotismon. His Arkadimon defeated Leo and Lord HolyAngemon. Sometime after the invasion and after Rei threatens to stop the fight by jumping off the cliff, Neo and Taichi stop their rivalry. After the event, Neo befriends Tai and the Alias III again and saves Taichi's life. He goes on to win the next D-1 tournament and keeps his friendship with the four in the Real World.
Neo Saiba's partner digimon, who was created by Daemon. Unlike most Digimon, Arkadimon retains his name in all of his forms. Each of his forms resembles that of an insect, but despite the fact that he has a level like other digimon, he is much stronger than he appears to be. For example, as an in-training level, he was able to kill Piedmon. Arkadimon along with Neo betray Daemon and absorb his data, transforming Arkadimon into Arkadimon Super Ultimate. He fights against UlForceVeedramon until Daemon reveals that he expected Neo's betrayal and comes out of Arkadimon, killing him.
SkullSatamon is the DNA Digivolved form of Neo's Devimon and Ogremon. His first display of power was to kill Etemonkey. He then reappeared to fight Zeromaru after Neo used MetalGreymon to gather Zeromaru's data. Though initially he was winning, he was killed when Zero's anger peaked due to Neo's comments about Taichi.
Megadramon is the DNA Digivolved form of Neo's Kuwagamon and Kokatorimon. A Digimon that could fly, it dodged Zero's attacks and nearly defeated him due to Neo's method of separating him into its base digimon then re-DNA Digivolving them. When Taichi figured out how to defeat it and Neo's plan, Neo then DNA digivolved Megadramon with Cherrymon to form Ghoulmon. He is killed when Ghoulmon is defeated.
Ghoulmon is the DNA Digivolved form of Neo's Megadramon and the Guardian of the Tag of Sky, Cherrymon. As a Mega-level Digimon, his very aura caused havoc around him and formed a time-space rift. He initially almost killed both Taichi and Zeromaru, but when Zero evolved into AeroVeedramon, he eventually lost in the resulting air battle and was killed when Zero unleashed his newest attack.
Etemonkey is an Etemon serving Daemon and portrayed an antagonist for the first couple of chapters by setting up Ultimates to guard the five V-Tags. It was eventually revealed that hr stayed under Daemon only for a chance to play with humans, and he has utterly no intentions of fighting for the human world. He is occasionally seen flown by several DemiDevimon or riding a Monochromon. He is eventually destroyed by Neo's SkullSatamon after Daemon accuses him of purposely losing to Taichi and Zeromaru.
V-Tamer Tag Guardians
Guarding the V-Tags necessary to enter Daemon's castle are five Ultimates sent by Etemonkey, however they all are eventually defeated by Taichi and Zeromaru.
The Guardian of the Tag of Earth, Lord Triceramon (トリケラモン様 Triceramon-sama?) is a Triceramon and the first Ultimate Digimon Taichi and Zeromaru truly face in battle on their quest to collect the five V-Tags. Though extremely strong, he eventually loses and realizes the hidden strength of having a Tamer: a digimon with a Tamer can fight to his limit without worrying about dying afterward, because he has a Tamer to depend on. Guarding his domain are DarkTyrannomon and Deltamon.
The Guardian of the Tag of Sea, Lord Marine (マリン様 Marine-sama?) is a MarineDevimon who invaded the Net Ocean. As the second of the Ultimates, Lord Marine forced an underwater battle with Taichi and Zeromaru, and his speed in his watery domain is unparalleled. His prodigious speed, however, comes with the weakness of a low defense, as Taichi figures out when a bite from Gon lowers his health immensely. After tricking him into surfacing, Zeromaru finishes Lord Marine off with two good punches and Taichi claims the V-Tag of Sea. Among his followers are Gesomon and Octomon.
The Guardian of the Tag of Illusions, Lord Vamde (ヴァンデ様 Vamde-sama?) is a Myotismon who sets up base in a spooky castle and is the third Ultimate Taichi and Zeromaru face. His plot included using a Patamon-disguised Bakemon to instill distrust between Taichi and Zeromaru and using the resulting doubt to brainwash Zeromaru. His plan failed, however, due to the bond between them, and he is ultimately killed when Taichi trusted a blinded Zeromaru and let him fire a V Breath Arrow into Lord Vamde's face while he held Taichi. His forces include Bakemon, Candlemon, Devimon, Meramon, Kuwagamon, DemiDevimon, and Kabuterimon.
The Guardian of the Tag of the Metal Empire and the fourth of the Ultimates Taichi and Zeromaru fight, MetalGreymon used to be a Greymon raised by Neo, but he was deleted because he kept losing in battles. After being deleted, he materialized in the Digital World and went to the Metal Factory to make himself stronger by modifying himself. Thereafter he met Neo again in the Digital World and, still loyal to his Tamer, wanted to show how much stronger he had become. He nearly defeated Zeromaru, but Neo used him to gather more data on Zeromaru. When he could not draw anymore information on Zeromaru, Neo eliminated him.
The Guardian of the Tag of Sky, Cherrymon, rather than fight Taichi and Zeromaru directly, is used in a DNA Digivolution with Neo's Megadramon to form Ghoulmon. He is killed when Ghoulmon is defeated.
NeoDevimon are Ultimate Level Digimon who serve Daemon and, later, Neo. They are common soldiers who are faithful to their master, but do show the signs of a leader figure.
Three NeoDevimon worked for Neo and were sent by them to keep Hideto's wounded Omnimon Omega at bay so that one other NeoDevimon could kill Zeromaru in his sleep. Zeromaru defeated two of them before Jijimon and Birdramon arrived. Callismon later revealed that Neo created the NeoDevimon based on Devimon.
Callismon was created by Neo. When Callismon was presented to the other members of Daemon's army, he was able to smash a Devimon and an Ogremon and easily ripped a Boltmon into two. He is sent after Rei, who had escaped Daemon's castle, and quickly reaches and stuns her. However, Zeromaru turned up and fought against him. At first Callismon managed to hold himself very well against Zero, blocking his attacks and even dealing some damage to him. However Zero revealed that he was simply getting used to his stronger body and won the battle, finally destroying Callismon after a few good punches and his "V-Wing Blade" attack.
Lykamon, Panimon, Hermmon
Lykamon, Panimon, and Hermmon were originally supposed to appear to fight against Omnimon, Regulumon, and Dominimon. This side plot, however, had to be cut because of time. Similar to Callismon, Lykamon and Hermmon were going to be created by Neo Saiba using Arkadimon's DNA on other Digimon.
- Lykamon is named after Lycaon, the King of Arcadia who was turned into a wolf by Zeus.
- Panimon is named after Pan, the Greek God of Shepherds.
- Hermmon is named after Hermes, the Greek God of Thieves and Messengers.
Digimon from Specials
Parallelmon is a Digimon and the main enemy in a Manga side story of V-Tamer. This Digimon is able to travel through parallel worlds. In every world, he captures Digi-Destined/Tamers to gain more power. Parallelmon uses his dimension travelling powers to send Veemon and Davis Motomiya of the Digimon Adventure 02 continuity into the Digimon Adventure V-Tamer 01 continuity, and absorbed T.K. Takaishi, Kari Kamiya, Yolei Inoue and Cody Hida in the Digimon Adventure 02 world.
He then travelled to the V-Tamer world and attacked Davis and Veemon, but the two are saved by Taichi Yagami and his partner Zeromaru. Since they were unable to destroy Parallelmon, the group had to flee and attack Parallelmon again later. The other DigiDestined of Digimon Adventure 02 who were absorbed by Parallelmon worked together from within the beast to recreate the Digi-Egg of Miracles, allowing Veemon to Golden Armor Digivolve to Magnamon. In the meantime, Taichi and Davis came up with a plan to defeat Parallelmon. Zeromaru managed to behead Parallelmon but it was Magnamon who finally destroyed him. Davis and Veemon are able to return to their world and everything returned to normal as before Parallelmon appeared.
Metamormon]] is the main enemy in a Manga side story of Digimon Adventure V-Tamer 01. The device on his chest allows him to scan a Digimon and then copy their form (including their special abilities).
In this side story, Taichi and Zeromaru teamed up with Takuya Kanbara from the Digimon Frontier continuity to save Babamon's village from Metamormon. At first, Metamormon became an Imperialdramon Fighter Mode and attacked them. He later became Ghoulmon to fight Takuya (who was in the form of Agunimon). When Agunimon Slide Evolved into BurningGreymon, Metamormon became Imperialdramon Fighter Mode again and attacked BurningGreymon while he was fighting with Zeromaru. With Takuya injured, Zeromaru had to fight Metamormon on his own. As Metamormon became Goldramon and continued the fight, Taichi and Zeromaru noticed that Metamormon's Memory System was in the device on his chest. Despite being injured, Takuya became Agunimon again and grabbed Metamormon until the shape-shifting Digimon became Agunimon, giving Zeromaru a hard time. The fake Agunimon attacked but Taichi and Agunimon came up with a plan. Agunimon launched himself towards Metamormon, then reverted to his human form, which Metamormon was unable to mimic. Takuya then Spirit Evolved into BurningGreymon and defeated Metamormon. Zeromaru finished the job by slaying him. Metamormon is currently the fastest and one of the most powerful and one of the most dangerous digimon of all time, even if he doesn't always show his full power or full speed.
Vikemon is the main enemy in a Manga side story of Digimon Adventure V-Tamer 01.
He is one of Daemon's minions who can lower the temperature at will. Ryo Akiyama and Taichi Yagami move to fight him, only to get into an argument with each other. It turns out that his weakness is the hot-blooded fervor both Ryo and Taichi readily display; as their argument heats up, Vikemon weakens until he is defeated.
- In most Digimon manga and anime series Digimon characters are not given individual names. Instead, they are simply referred to by the name of their own species. For example, "Agumon" is the name of a Digimon species. The Agumon in Digimon Adventure and the Agumon in Digimon Data Squad are not the same character, but share the same name because they are of the same species. V-Tamer 01 was unique in that it gave Digimon characters unique names. In this case, "Zeromaru" is this character's name, and "Veedramon" is his species.