The Dark Ocean (暗黒の海 Ankoku no Umi?) is a world in Digimon Adventure 02 that has the power to bring twisted thoughts to life, magnify and corrupt them, and inverse the natural order of things. It is ruled by Dragomon and plays a central role as one of the world's three main dimensions, along with the Real World and the Digital World.
Yukio Oikawa guides Ken Ichijouji to the Dark Ocean after the death of his older brother, Sam Ichijouji. Ken dips his Digivice in the Dark Ocean's water, transforming it into his black D-3 and spurring the creation of the Digimon Emperor persona. Kari Kamiya is also pulled into the Dark Ocean due to holding too much inside her. She comes across Scubamon bound by Dark Spirals and frees them once rescued by Takeru "T.K." Takaishi, Patamon, and Gatomon. They only reveal their true forms as dark sea creatures who wish to mate with her so that they can produce powerful offspring to fight the new god. Angewomon drives them off, and they return to the ocean's depths.
After Ken begins to atone for his actions, he falls into despair and darkness due to the influence of his inner dark self while searching for Gatomon's lost Holy Ring. Kari follows suit, with both suffering intensely until Yolei Inoue, who was dragged in after them, snaps them both out of it. In the latter's case, it triggers the DNA Digivolution of Aquilamon and Gatomon, merging them into Silphymon and defeating the Control Spire-built Blossomon sent by Arukenimon and Mummymon.
It is used as a last ditch effort to defeat Daemon when he proves too strong for the DigiDestined to defeat and destroy, even with their combined might. By combining their powers, they trap Daemon into the Dark Ocean, finally putting an end to the threat he posed to Earth.
Notes and references
|Digital Worlds:||Adventure (Dark Area) | Brave Tamer | Tamers | Frontier | Data Squad | Fusion | Next | New Digital World | World 3 | Story | Cyber Sleuth | Witchelny|
|Others:||Real World (Japan) | Dark Ocean | World of dreams | DigiQuartz | Never-Ever Land | Cyberspace EDEN | Net Ocean|