a digimonA human being’s ability to evolve is intrinsic to their existence, but for something that occurs naturally, the act of achieving those upgraded forms was incredibly dark.
All Digimon begin their life cycles as Digi-Eggs before naturally transforming into a higher level life form. The main stages of digital evolution are: Fresh, In-Training, Rookie, Champion, Ultimate, and Mega. In the Digimon Adventure anime, fans are probably more familiar with Digimon in their Rookie stage, such as Augumon or Gabumon. Their Rookie forms seem to be their basis for the majority of the anime. Even after Digimon transform into stronger versions of themselves – such as Augumon becoming Greymon and Gabumon becoming Garuruom – these digital solutions are only temporary, and Digimon quickly revert to their beginner state. However, the temporary nature of their digital solutions isn’t even anywhere near as interesting as the initial hero digital solutions themselves, since they require significant pressure in order to activate.
Digimon tells her partners to be in danger from Digivolve
in Digimon Adventure Episode 3 (Written by Satoru Nishizono and directed by Hiroyuki Kakudo), Tai and the gang are reeling after surviving two separate encounters with the powerful and brutal Digimon. Fortunately, after they arrived in this strange new world, they were greeted by their personal Digimon, who were all eager to help them immediately. When the group encountered their first monstrous Digimon threat, the Digimon Partners engaged in their Rookie forms and fought the crab-like Kuwagamon. When that wasn’t enough, Ogumon transformed into Greymon and stopped Kuwagamon once and for all. But in the next episode, the team is attacked by another wild Digimon, Cedramon. This time, it was Gabumon who saved the day after he got caught up in Garurumon and defeated the slaying monster.
Aside from the obvious, these two battles have one very important thing in common: two of the children must be in mortal danger before their Digimon can be demolished. The added stress of seeing the people they cared for nearly killed in front of them pushed Ogumon and Gabumon over the edge, giving them the boost they needed to become temporary heroes. This wasn’t lost on the characters in the Digimon anime either, as they sat down and dissected those states before coming to the conclusion that Digimon only responded to their partners in danger before they could perform their powerful transformations – which is pretty darkly honest. Sure, it could be considered brave on the part of the Digimon, but another possibility comes to mind as well, a much more malevolent one.
Not only is it incredibly dark for Digimon to have to almost witness the death of their friends in order to reproduce, but it also calls into question the true loyalties of these Digimon. Could they use their humans to reach new levels of power? And if that was the case, wouldn’t they benefit from putting these humans at risk in order to reproduce? While this is clearly not the case in the anime, it does give fans pause to wonder, and that alone is pretty heavy for an anime geared towards people of all ages – which proves it. digimonThe original dig secret was incredibly dark (for more reasons than one).