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Christopher Aonuma
(蒼沼 キリハ Aonuma Kiriha)

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Christopher Aonuma (Death Generals) t

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Appears in:Digimon Fusion/Digimon Xros Wars (manga)
First appearance "Mikey Goes To Another World!" [01]
Last appearance "Burn up Tagiru! A Glorious Digimon Hunt!" [79]
Voice actor(s):(Ja:) Takeshi Kusao
(En:) Vic Mignogna
Partner(s):Greymon, Blue Flare
Collection
Digivice(s):Blue Fusion Loader
Profile
Grade 7th
Gender Male
Known relatives Daigo Aonuma (father)
Maria Aonuma (mother)
Nationality Japanese Jp flag
Occupation General of Blue Flare
General in Xros Heart United Army
Hunter
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Christopher Aonuma (蒼沼 キリハ Aonuma Kiriha?) is the General of the blue "Blue Flare" army. Christopher is described in V-Jump magazine as "cold and calculated" and said to "eliminate enemies, in order to spread his power and influence". He is someone that shows very little empathy towards others including that of his own Digimon, as evident by his treatment of Golemon. He seems to be obsessed with strength and shows interest in Mikey Kudo because of his strength and abilities, wishing to add him to his own army. While he has shown to be helpful toward Taiki and his friends it was only an attempt to persuade Taiki to join his army, and when his offer was declined he immediately stopped helping. He recognizes Nene Amano by the beginning of the series, and eventually joins forces with her, though he leaves her when she tries to force him to torture a defeated Stingmon for information, despite him objecting that it would be beneath him. In the second phase of the show, he allies himself with Mikey and Nene, forming the Fusion Fighters United Army.

After Bagramon's defeat, Christopher moved to United States of America and starts to travel the world to investigate the DigiQuartz.

Appearance

Christopher is a young man looking at least a year older than Taiki. He's tall, blond, and very intimidating with menacing-looking eyes. In Part Two and Hunters, Christopher grows his hair out a little longer, and dons a blue leather jacket.

Description

Christopher is very cold, especially when it comes to his Army. The first hint of his attitude is shown when he throws aside his Golemon after digixrosing with his MailBirdramon. He seems to not care much about his Digimon except when it comes to Greymon, MailBirdramon, and Deckerdramon. Deckerdramon even states that the reason he joins Blue Flare is because of the love he saw in Christopher's heart. However when Greymon and MailBirdramon fall down into the depths of the Disc Zone, Christopher does not attempt to help them and states that if they cannot get out of the Zone on their own he would abandon them. This changed in Part Two, as when MetalGreymon is forced DigiXrossed with NeoVamdemon, he immediately gives up on MetalGreymon, thinking it impossible to get him back. But when Taiki comes up with the idea to find the white Lopmon and defeat NeoVamdemon, he goes to the measures of risking his life fighting NeoVamdemon's army of LadyDevimon in order to save MetalGreymon.

Etymologies

Kiriha Aonuma (蒼沼 キリハ)

Name used in the Japanese version of Digimon Fusion and related materials.

  • Ja: Aonuma (蒼沼?). Japanese surname that means "blue lake". Likely a reference to his blue Fusion Loader.
  • Ja: Kiriha (キリハ?). A Japanese name. Derived from "to attack" (切り込む kirikomu?). According to Kunimon, it's a name that embodies a calm and sharp feeling.[2]
Christopher Aonuma

Name used in the American English dub and related materials.

  • Christopher. Similar to Kiriha in that it has three syllabes and starts with a /k/ sound.

Fiction

Anime

6-43 Christopher (Burial)

A crying Christopher at his parents' burial.

Christopher was the only son of Daigo and Maria Aonuma. Daigo, a wealthy businessman, encouraged Christopher to be a strong leader. When he was about ten years old he was bullied by an older boy and found comfort in his mother's kindness. When he attempted to follow his father's advice of taking initiative, he ended up getting into a fight that he lost. When he returned home crying and lost in despair, his father coldly called him a loser.

When Daigo was fatally injured in an accident some time afterwards, he told Christopher to be stronger than him. Christopher's grief was magnified when his father's co-workers eagerly took control of the company away from the Aonuma family. Consumed by despair, Christopher sought to prove himself better than everyone else to prove to himself that he was strong.

What Christopher wouldn't realize until many years later, is that his father's seemingly cold dismissal was an attempt at tough love. In truth what his father was deeming weakness was Christopher allowing himself to give up and wallow in sadness and self-pity. His father wanted him to realize that by giving in to depression, he only blocked himself off to others. In truth his father loved him very much, and wanted his son to be able to love and care for others, instead of getting lost in self-pity and doubt. Great Fusion! The Power of Friendship

Years later, Christopher was given a blue Fusion Loader by Bagramon and went to the Digital World[citation needed], where the boy felt happy because he could fight as much as he wanted, and prove he was the strongest. Great Fusion! The Power of Friendship

Christopher witnesses Mikey and Shoutmon defeating MadLeomon for the first time. Mikey Goes To Another World!


He is Shoutmon, Hear Him Roar! A Rival Appears Crisis or Conquest Dorulumon's True Colors The Rival Champions! Ice To See You, Angie! Treasure, Traps, and Trouble - Oh, My! Mikey, Warrior of the Light! Welcome to the Jungle Zone! Rumble in the Jungle Zone! Train Of Terror! Disaster in the Dust Zone! Lost in Digital Space

One year after his adventure, Christopher appears at the Hunter Gathering and saves Taiki from falling off a cliff due to Volcdramon's quakes. He captures Volcdramon and tells Taiki that he is entrusting Japan to him while he leaves to continue traveling the world. A Great Hunter Gathering! The Digimon Contest of the Southern Island!

Christopher later meets up with Nene in Hong Kong's DigiQuartz, where they encounter Mimi Tachikawa and Rika Nonaka. Soon after, Christopher and Nene arrive to Japan where the reformed Xros Heart United Army, along with Tai Kamiya, Davis Motomiya, Takato Matsuki, Takuya Kanbara, and Marcus Damon fend off the army of Myotismon created by Quartzmon

A Golden Bug! The Mystery of MetallifeKuwagamon A Great Legendary Hero Gathering! The Digimon All-star Showdown!!

Collection

At some point, Christopher reunited with the members of Blue Flare in the USA. The only Digimon he is known to have hunted is Volcdramon. A Great Hunter Gathering! The Digimon Contest of the Southern Island!


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