| Davis Motomiya |
(本宮 大輔 Motomiya Daisuke)
|Appears in:||Digimon Adventure 02|
Digimon Adventure V-Tamer 01
|First appearance||Adventure 02: "Enter Flamedramon" |
|Last appearance||Fusion: "Burn up Tagiru! A Glorious Digimon Hunt!" |
|Voice actor(s):||(Ja:) Reiko Kiuchi|
(En:) Brian Donovan
(Fr:) Fabrice Trojani
|Digivice(s):||Blue D-3 (Dark blue and green when DNA digivolving)|
|Trait(s):||Courage (勇気 Yuuki?), Friendship (友情 Yuujou?), Miracles (奇跡 Kiseki?)|
|Date of birth||1991|
|Grade|| (Ja:) 5th|
|Known relatives|| Father|
Jun Motomiya (Older sister)
General (Super Digica Taisen)
Davis Motomiya (本宮 大輔 Motomiya Daisuke?) is a main character in the Digimon Adventure 02 anime series. He is partnered to Veemon. He is an extremely stubborn person with a big heart and an optimistic mindset.
In 1999, Davis is a small boy with tanned skin, frizzy burgundy hair, and dark brown eyes. He wears a dark blue short-sleeved hoodie, brown shorts, and socks and sneakers of undetermined color.
In 2002, Davis is taller, and wears a pair of square goggles to emulate Tai Kamiya. These goggles break during his first visit to the Digital World, after which he receives Tai's goggles, wearing them from then on. In the Digital World, Davis wears a dark blue jacket with a red and yellow flame pattern at the bottom and over a light green shirt. He also wears dark olive green shorts, dark blue socks, and orange and white boots.
During spring and autumn, Davis wears a blue short-sleeved open vest over a dark blue shirt with long sleeves, a thick white stripe across the chest and thin yellow stripes over and under it. He also wears dark brown shorts, dark blue socks, and orange and white boots.
During summer, Davis wears a blue open vest over a dark blue T-shirt with a thick white stripe across the chest, brown shorts with a black belt, white socks, and orange and white boots.
During winter, Davis wears a light blue sweater with a white collar and two yellow stripes on the left breast, light olive green shorts, white socks, and blue boots with white soles and tongues. Outside, he wears an open black and dark red jacket with a wool-lined collar, and beige gloves.
In 2027, Davis is an adult, and has a short and spiky haircut. He no longer wears goggles, having entrusted his old pair to his son. He wears a dark blue jacket over a light blue shirt and a white undershirt, brown pants and brown shoes with black soles. At work, he wears a sleeveless light blue shirt over a white shirt with short, rolled-back sleeves, dark grey pants, and dark brown shoes, as well as a white apron. He is also shown wearing a grey suit jacket over a white button-up shirt with a blue tie on the cover of a magazine.
Davis is loud and abrasive, and has a penchant for getting in trouble. However, for all his bluster, Davis is a deeply caring and loving person who is extremely loyal to his friends. He is a firm believer in second chances, willing to extend a hand in friendship to the worst of enemies should they accept it. He refuses to give up even when all seems lost, and his infectious optimism and determination are the reasons the new DigiDestined call Davis their leader.
Although he often rushes into things and makes mistakes, his courage in the face of outstanding odds cannot be denied. No matter how dire the situation, he always believes that they can somehow make it through. Early on, he claims not to know what friendship is, but his later dedication to helping his friends and reaching out to Ken prove that he is truly the one worthy of its Digi-Egg.
For a while, Davis clashes with T.K. and calls him by the wrong name—in the Japanese version, Davis always calls T.K. by his proper name, but when he first meets T.K., he addresses him as omae, a very rude way to call someone 'you' in Japanese. However, as time goes by, they grow to respect one another.
Davis's e-mail is "firstname.lastname@example.org".
Daisuke Motomiya (本宮 大輔)
Name used in Japanese materials.
- Ja: Motomiya (本宮?). A Japanese surname meaning "true shrine".
- Ja: Daisuke (大輔?). A masculine Japanese name meaning "big help".
- Davis Motomiya
Name used in the English dub of Digimon Adventure.
- Davis - Derived from Daisuke.
In 1999, Davis lived with parents, and his older sister, Jun Motomiya, in Odaiba. On August 3, he and his family were among Myotismon's hostages held at Tokyo Big Sight. His contact with Digimon eventually led him to be chosen to become a new DigiDestined.
Four years later, on the first day of school, Davis is delighted that his crush, Kari Kamiya, is in his class again. However, he soon finds out that the new kid in his class, T.K. Takaishi, is an old friend of Kari's, and Davis instantly pegs him as a rival for Kari's affections.
In the Japanese and most international versions of Digimon Adventure 02, Davis becomes a DigiDestined only three years later.
That afternoon, he receives his D-3, and finds out Kari and T.K. are also DigiDestined. He goes with them to the Digital World to help Tai. While there, Davis moves a Digi-Egg with the Crest of Courage on it, awakening his partner, Veemon. After rescuing Kari from a Monochromon, Tai entrusts Davis with his goggles to replace Davis's broken ones and signify his new role as leader.
Sometime later, the Odaiba Elementary School soccer team plays a match against the famous Ken Ichijouji's school, with Davis on the team roster. During the skirmish, Davis injures Ken's ankle in a tackle. While Ken puts on a polite facade and compliments Davis on his power, he retaliates as the Digimon Emperor by threatening to feed the other DigiDestined to Deltamon unless Davis degrades himself. However, the real DigiDestined soon appear, revealing the deception. Ken vows to take over the world, but Davis tackles him in a scuffle. During the fight, Davis recognizes a familiar cut on the Emperor's leg. Defeated, Ken reveals that he is the Digimon Emperor and flies off.
After getting a distress message from Kari, Davis went to the United States with the other DigiDestined to help her and T.K. On the way, they meet Willis, a DigiDestined from Colorado, whose rogue Digimon partner Kokomon was the cause of the problems. During the battle with Kerpymon, Davis used the Digi-Egg of Miracles, temporarily recreated by Seraphymon and Magnadramon, so Magnamon could help Rapidmon defeat Cherubimon and end Kokomon's pain. Davis and Willis had to destroy the virus that was planted in Kokomon from the beginning.
During the final battle with Kimeramon, Davis attempts to locate the engine room and is led there by Wormmon, who is equally determined to save Ken from himself. Davis discovers that the base's power source is the Digi-Egg of Miracles, which he uses to Armor Digivolve Veemon to Magnamon. When Davis unlocks the egg, Veemon notices a crest is within the Digi-Egg, which asks Davis for someone to "believe in its master"; it turns out that this is Ken's Crest of Kindness. Although Magnamon is powerful, it is only when Wormmon sacrifices himself that he has the energy to defeat Kimeramon. Davis and the others finally make Ken realize that Digimon were real, living things, not just computer data.
Davis is the first of the new kids to have his partner Digivolve naturally to ExVeemon. After Ken saves Cody's life by defeating Thundermon, Davis makes efforts to befriend Ken, and convinces most of the other DigiDestined to forgive him. When Ken and Stingmon try to stop the Digimon Emperor's fallen base from exploding alone, Davis and ExVeemon refuse to let them sacrifice themselves, and their words of friendship resonate with Ken and Stingmon's hearts. Through this understanding, ExVeemon and Stingmon DNA evolve to form Paildramon.
Around this time, obvious signs of Davis liking Kari starts to fade, like speaking out loud about his affections for her; this could be a sign of Davis either starting to get over Kari, or him maturing and keeping his feelings to himself. This could possibly be due to Davis maturing as a leader, in order to face the dangers he will soon encounter.
On Christmas Day, as Control Spires and wild Digimon appear in the Real World, Davis goes to help Ken fight a Triceramon in Tamachi. During the fight, Paildramon receives the power to evolve to Imperialdramon. Davis and Ken ride on Imperialdramon to destroy Control Spires across Japan, before returning to Odaiba to pick up the other DigiDestined. Davis goes to New York City to help Mimi, Michael and the other American DigiDestined to battle a Cherrymon in the Rockefeller Center.
During the battle against MaloMyotismon, Davis is the only one who was still determined to fight after witnessing MaloMyotismon's cruelty. Fueled by Davis' courage and determination, ExVeemon attacks MaloMyotismon on his own, causing some damage. While the other children are caught in their dreamworlds, unable to let go of their desires due to MaloMyotismon's illusions, Davis remains untouched. Instead, he goes to each of his friends and helps bring them back to reality along with the different Digivolved forms of Veemon. Inspired by Davis' ability to harness the power of the dimension, the other DigiDestined are motivated to try once again. When MaloMyotismon asks how Davis cornered his illusion, the boy reveals he didn't as he has only one desire at the moment: to destroy MaloMyotismon. Davis later cuts off MaloMyotismon's power source when he inspires the Dark Spore kids by telling them about his dream to open a noodle cart.
Four years after his first attack, the evil Diaboromon resumed his reign of terror on the Internet. Davis was on his way to soccer practice when Izzy contacted him to fill him in on the situation but on the way, he met some kids who confused him with talk of jellyfish, not knowing that the Kuramon were bio-emerging via e-mail, so while Tai, Matt, and their Digimon entered cyberspace to battle Diaboromon once more, the others had to track down the Kuramon. But when Davis learned that Kari, T.K. and their Digimon had gone to help their big brothers and Omnimon, he demanded that he should go as well. However, his urge to get in was all part of Diaboromon's revenge plan—as the entire Kuramon swarm emerged from the gate before heading to Tokyo Harbour to assimilate into Armageddemon. After Imperialdramon Paladin Mode managed to destroy the monster and the DigiDestined used their Digivices—and the spectators' cell phones—to capture the Kuramon, Davis remarked how tired he was.
During one of his battles as a kid, he and the other 02 DigiDestined encountered Parallelmon, who absorbed Yolei, T.K., Kari and Cody as he inadvertently sent Davis into the V-Tamer 01 world, where he met Taichi Yagami. At first, Davis considered Taichi as a fake Tai until he was saved from Parallelmon. After Davis made his peace with Taichi, the two worked together to save the others and defeat Parallelmon. With the monster destroyed, Davis and his friends returned to their continuity, but not before Davis showed his gratitude.
At some point, the Old Clock Shop Man summoned the heroes of the past to the Fusion universe to help take down Quartzmon. After Kiriha Aonuma succeeds in capturing Volcdoramon, Davis is on the Old Man's boat alongside Veemon, and the other Legendary Heroes.
Later, when Quartzmon starts fusing the Fusion universe's Human World with DigiQuartz, and Xros Heart is not strong enough to defeat his army of VenomMyotismon, and MaloMyotismon replicas, Davis shows up with Magnamon to assist them. He introduces himself as Tai's junior, but saying they are the same age now, which confuses Akari Hinomoto and Zenjirou Tsurugi until Takuya Kanbara explains Davis and Tai are from the same world but different times. When Ken shows up with Stingmon, Davis orders Veemon to DNA digivolve with the Insectoid Digimon to Imperialdramon. When Imperialdramon Fighter Mode is about to use his "Giga Crusher", Davis warns Xros Heart to take refuge. After the battle, Davis's power, along with those of the other Legendary Heroes, is fused into the Brave Snatcher. Ryouma then uses the weapon to attack Mikey and OmniShoutmon, and Davis angrily asks what he's doing, and the boy reveals to be on Quartzmon's side.
Davis lends his power again when Tagiru Akashi and Arresterdramon try to recreate the Brave Snatcher, and when the boy is having trouble with the weapon's weight, Davis asks if he doesn't know the meaning of the goggles Mikey gave him. Davis and Imperialdramon, along with the other Legendary Heroes, follow Tagiru and Arresterdramon when they dive after the Brave Snatcher, and then are fused into the weapon. After the final battle with Quartzmon, the worlds return to their normal states and Davis is returned to his universe.
By the year 2027, Davis achieves his dream to open his own noodle cart and it became a huge success in America. There are now "Noodle Noodle, Come Get Your Noodle" carts all over the world. His entrepreneurship earns him and Veemon a place on magazine covers around the globe. He is wealthy, married and has a son, who looks exactly like his father, inherits Tai's goggles, and has a DemiVeemon.
Davis serves as the narrator for the English dub of Digimon Tamers, providing the intro narration for all but the first episode, and the outro narration for all but the last.
Digimon Tamers: Digimon Medley
Digimon Xros Wars (manga)
Davis is a character.
Digimon Xros Wars: Super Digica Taisen
Davis is a legendary General, and his Partner is ExVeemon.
Digimon World Re:Digitize: Decode
Notes and references
- ↑ In the Japanese version of Adventure 02, Daisuke is stated to be starting 5th grade at the start of the show, which in the real-world format of the Japanese class system would imply that he was instead age 10 at the start of the series. The Digimon Series Memorial Book: Digimon Animation Chronicle states his age as 11, while at the same time stating he was 7 in August 3, 1999, implying he couldn't be 11 until August 4 or later.