| A Rival Appears |
(Kyouteki Kiriha, Arawaru!)
"Rival Kiriha, Appear!"
|Airdate|| (Ja:) July 20, 2010|
(En:) October 5, 2013
|Directed by||(Ja:) Hiroyuki Kakudou|
MadLeomon is given a final chance to conquer the Forest Zone, while another General offers Mikey his assistance against the Bagra Army if only Mikey will bow down to him.
The Three Generals are summoned by Bagramon for a council meeting in which Reapmon also makes an unwanted appearance. Lord Bagra states the appearance of Mikey Kudo is a worse threat than the Blue Army, and Tactimon offers to handle the situation. From there, Tactimon releases MadLeomon from prison with last chance to redeem himself via a plan involving Drimogemon digging under the Village of Light to enact the mythical Day of the Rising Ground. By that time, after settling on their logo, Shoutmon tries to think up a name for Mikey's army when large shoots of bamboo suddenly erupt from underground. Unfortunately, Jeremy gets caught by one of the bamboo spires, causing him to be suspended high in the air.
As Mikey attempts to rescue his friend, he is confronted by a mysterious youth who introduces himself Christopher Aonuma. Christopher proceeds to reveals the Bagra Army's hand behind the attack and offers aid in return for Mikey becoming his subordinate. Mikey ignores the offer to continue saving his friend while Christopher mentions something called a "Code Crown". Refusing to let him insult Mickey further, Shoutmon and his friends try fighting MailBirdramon but Christopher digifuses a MailBirdramon with Golemon to overwhelm Shoutmon. Upon seeing Christopher and MailBirdramon discard Golemom like unwanted trash once he served his purpose in the DigiFusion, Mikey declines Christopher's offer on the grounds that he does not value his Digimon. Christopher then departs on MailBirdramon to watch the fight unfold alongside the mystery girl as MadLeomon attacks the Village with a trio of Apemon and a Pteramon. Though Shoutmon X2 is formed, MadLeomon absorbs the Apemon to become MadLeomon (Final Mode) and overwhelms Shoutmon X2 using the bamboo as leverage.
With Cutemon appearing to help rescue the villagers, Dorulumon supports Shoutmon X2 as Mikey remembers Dorulumon from his dream. Upon being told by Jeremy of a shiny area within the bamboo, Mikey digifuses the Starmons to make the Rare Star Sword for Jeremy to throw. With the Drimogemon now dead, the bamboo retracts and MadLeomon is quickly defeated, but he begins to expand a suicide maneuver. Recalling his dream once more, Mikey digifuses Shoutmon, Ballistamon, and Dorulumon into Shoutmon X3, who knocks MadLeomon far enough into the sky to prevent any damage. In their victory Mikey decides on a team name to reflect the bonds of their members: the Fusion Fighters. As the Fusion Fighters celebrate, a gold diamond appears in the sky from MadLeomon's data. The mystery girl, introducing herself as Nene Amano, appears and reveals the object within the gold diamond is a "Code Crown".
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- In the dub, when Tactimon sends MadLeomon back to the Forest Zone he says he doesn't give failures second chances, when this is MadLeomon's third try to get the Forest Zone Code Crown.
- In the English dub, MadLeomon's attempted suicide bombing is changed to have him simply enlarge with the intent to crush the Fusion Fighters.
- The commercial break starts with Mikey using the Agumon, Garurumon, Guilmon, and Veemon DigiCards, and ends with a shot of D1-09: Ballistamon from Super Digica Taisen.
- As MailBirdramon and Golemon DigiXros into "MailBirdramon + Golemon", they are surrounded by shots of D1-CP5: MailBirdramon from Super Digica Taisen.
- As Shoutmon and Ballistamon digifuse into Shoutmon X2, they are surrounded by shots of D1-01: Shoutmon, TTS10: Shoutmon, and D1-09: Ballistamon from Super Digica Taisen.
- As Starmon and the Pickmons DigiXros into the Rare Star Sword, they are surrounded by shots of D1-11: Starmons from Super Digica Taisen.
- As Shoutmon, Ballistamon, and Dorulumon DigiXros into Shoutmon X3, they are surrounded by shots of D1-01: Shoutmon, TTS10: Shoutmon, D1-09: Ballistamon, and D1-10: Dorulumon from Super Digica Taisen.
- MadLeomon absorbs three Apemon as he digivolves to MadLeomon (Final Mode).
- This episode's English dub was supposed to air on September 28, 2013, but Nickelodeon accidentally reaired "Mikey Goes To Another World!" instead. The episode aired on October 5 after Power Rangers Megaforce.
- This episode was accidentally leaked on the Nickelodeon site on September 19, 2013.
- Madleomon's attempted suicide is similar to Dragon Ball Z's Semi-Perfect Cell's self-destruct.[please confirm]