| Aishwarya Rai |
|Appears in:||Digimon Tamers|
|Voice actor(s):||(En:) Dorothy Elias-Fahn|
Aishwarya Rai (アイシュワリャ・ライ Aishuwarya Rai?), alias "Curly" (カーリー Kārī?, lit. "Kali"), is a character in Digimon Tamers. She is a member of the Monster Makers, the group that created the artificial life forms that would eventually evolve into Digimon.
Aishwarya appears to be named after Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, an Indian film actress and model.
Aishwarya Rai, a.k.a. "Curly", was the Indian member of the Monster Makers, the group that designed and created the artificial life forms in the 1980s that would become Digimon.
Roughly twenty years later, Curly and the other Monster Makers – sans Shibumi—were reunited by Yamaki and Hypnos, in order to learn more about Digimon, so that they could destroy them. However, when the Juggernaut system failed to destroy Vikaralamon, Yamaki was fired from his position.
Later, when Yamaki made contact with the Tamers, who had travelled to the Digital World to rescue Calumon from the Devas, he called Curly and the other Monster Makers together again so they could explain the situation to the kids’ parents. Curly and the others then started work on building an ark to bring the kids home. An attack by the D-Reaper on the Hypnos processor almost delayed their plans, but they were able to utilise the processing power of computers from all across the world to finish their calculations and send the ark into the Digital World to bring the children home. But it wasn’t over – the D-Reaper followed the kids back through to Earth, and immediately infested the Shinjuku area, causing the Monster Makers and Hypnos staff to flee the building and set up a new temporary base of operations, where Shibumi joined them.
The Monster Makers’ next challenge was to modify the ark – which had become sentient – into Grani, a "battle steed" of sorts for Gallantmon. It Bio-Emerged just in time to join the battle against the Optimizer. Later, after they had to move out of their temporary base and relocate, the sensors planted within the D-Reaper by Johnny Beckenstein and the Global Taskforce revealed to the Monster Makers that the D-Reaper was a quantum bubble. With this knowledge, Curly immediately programmed a vortex that they could use to devolve the D-Reaper, and used it as their final strategy, having MegaGargomon create it within the D-Reaper’s mass and activating the Juggernaut, returning the D-Reaper to the Digital World and transforming it back into a harmless state.
Notes and references
|Main characters:||Takato Matsuki | Henry Wong | Rika Nonaka | Ryo Akiyama | Jeri Katou | Kazu Shioda | Kenta Kitagawa | Suzie Wong | Ai and Mako|
|Digimon:||Guilmon and Grani | Terriermon | Renamon | Cyberdramon | Leomon | Guardromon | MarineAngemon | Lopmon | Impmon and Behemoth | Calumon|
|Allies:||Omnimon | Mitsuo Yamaki | Monster Makers | Digimon Sovereigns | DigiGnomes | Alice McCoy and Dobermon | Minami Uehara and Seasarmon | Takehito Uehara|
|Villains:||Hypnos | Monster Makers | Deva | Mephistomon | D-Reaper | Locomon and Parasimon | Millenniummon|
|Relationships:||Takato Matsuki | Henry Wong | Rika Nonaka | Jeri Katou | Ryo Akiyama | Kazu Shioda | Kenta Kitagawa | Suzie Wong|
|Other media:||Battle of Adventurers | Runaway Locomon | Digimon Tamers 1984 | Message in the Packet | Brave Tamer | Digimon Medley | Digimon Battle Spirit / Ver. 1.5 | Digimon Rumble Arena | Digimon Adventure|
|See also:||Digimon | Digital World | D-Power | Digi-Modify | Digital field | List of episodes|