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| "Enter Flamedramon" |
(Yūki o Uketsugu Mono)
"The One who inherits Courage"
| (Ja:) Fuji Television|
(En:) Saban Entertainment
|Airdate|| (Ja:) April 2, 2000|
(En:) August 19, 2000
|Written by|| (Ja:) Hiro Masaki|
(En:) Jeff Nimoy, Bob Buchholz
|Directed by||(Ja:) Takahiro Imamura|
| Chief Anim.|
The adventure continues as three new DigiDestined receive their digivices, and a new kind of evil threatens the digital world, in the form of the ruthless Digimon Emperor.
It's been three years since that fateful summer in the Digital World, and the DigiDestined have moved on since then. Meanwhile,in the Digital World Digimon are being forced to run from the Digimon Emperor, in fear of being caught by one of his Dark Rings, a device he designed in order to control Digimon. A Gazimon, a Gotsumon, and a Unimon are caught.
Back in the Human World, Takeru "T.K." Takaishi is off for his first day of school (in the Japanese version; 5th grade, in the dub, 7th). On his way there, he runs into Yolei Inoue and Cody Hida, who we later find out are the new DigiDestined. They decide to make their way to school together. T.K. sees some people playing football (soccer), and at first glance mistakes a boy named Davis Motomiya for Tai. In his new class T.K. finds Kari Kamiya, his old friend from their adventures in the Digital World and is delighted to be given a seat right beside her. However, Davis is less than overjoyed due to his everlasting crush on Kari, and is even more disappointed to find out they already know each other.
Meanwhile, Tai is summoned to the Digital World by a message telling him that Agumon is in danger. He soon finds out he was summoned because Agumon and the others were not able to digivolve anymore. Realizing he was going to need more help, Tai sends an email to his sister, which is received by Yolei in the Human World. Recognizing Tai's last name as the same as Kari's, she quickly delivers her the message. Luckily, the group runs into Izzy, who can assist them in getting the Digital World.
In the Digital World, Tai finds Patamon, Gatomon, and Agumon. They go to a small cave where an egg with a sharp horn protruding from the shell lays in the center of a flat rock. Recognizing the Crest of Courage on the egg from his tag back from years ago, Tai tries and fails to pick up the egg, and in the process the Digi-Egg begins to glow, causing him to drop it abruptly. Three different colored balls of light fly out from the egg, and shoot past the group of four. The balls pass through the gate to the Human World, and one goes to each of the new DigiDestined—Davis, Yolei, and Cody. Armed with a new Digivice, Davis tags along with T.K. and Kari in their flight to the Digital World. When Tai meets up with the three, he finds out that the balls of light or "fireflies," as he called them, were actually Digivices. He then leads them to the Digi-Egg he found. Each human attempts to remove the egg, but only Davis is able to lift it from its position. In doing so, a flash of light brightens the cave, and his Digimon, Veemon, appears. Meanwhile, the Digimon Emperor is watching the entire time. Simply by pressing a button, he summons a Monochromon enslaved by a Dark Ring, to attack the four. Using the Digi-Egg of Courage, Davis enables Veemon to armor digivolve to Flamedramon, who destroys the Dark Ring and defeats the Monochromon. They then return to the Human World seconds before the gate closes.
(Numbers indicate order of appearance. Bolded characters are fought by the protagonists, and italicized characters appear only as a voice or silhouette.)
(Number indicates order of occurrence.)
"New school, new apartment, but the same old lumpy oatmeal."
- —T.K.'s first words of the series, mocking his mother's choice of food.
"I have to write this article for the deadline. It's all about the historical significance of toilet paper."
- —T.K.'s mother gets down to some serious work.
"What am I thinking? That can't be Tai! He's a much better soccer player than that kid!"
- —T.K. runs into Davis, unaware that he'll soon be getting to know him well.
"Hey, the weirdest thing just happened. This new kid said I reminded him of someone. He probably thinks I'm a movie star."
- —Davis introducing the main facet of his personality: narcissism.
Davis: "Hey, buddy!"
Kari: "His name's not buddy, it's T.K.!"
Davis: "Alright, T.J., or J.B., or whatever it is! How do you know Kari?!"
- —Davis' obvious first sign of jealousy, which seems to lead him into never getting T.K.'s name right.
"It's just like riding a bicycle, now start pedaling and digivolve!"
- —Tai encouraging Agumon with a cliché.
"I was just about to send Tai an answer when the battery ran out on my computer. I knew I should've recharged it after I played Trigonometry Trivia on the internet last night, but boy, talk about fun."
- —Izzy hasn't changed at all.
"If the Digital World sent you a digivice, then there's a reason and you should take it seriously."
- —Izzy lectures Davis about the importance of being a DigiDestined.
"Whoa. My first time being downloaded. Pretty cool."
- —Davis travels to the Digital World for the first time.
"Another human? You mean that someone else comes here besides us? There goes the neighborhood."
- —T.K. and the others hear about the Digimon Emperor.
"These collars do everything but get rid of fleas."
- —Gatomon expresses her dislike for the dark rings.
"It's heavier than my mom's meat loaf."
- —Tai and his ongoing crusade against his mother's cooking.
T.K.: "It won't budge."
Kari: "Move aside. This is a woman's job."
TK: "Too bad we don't have a woman here to help."
- —Neither T.K. or Kari can move the Digi-Egg of Courage.
Davis: "You guys need to work out a little more."
Tai: "There's a problem."
- —Unlike newbie Davis, Tai knows when to expect the unexpected.
"My name's Veemon, but you can call me Veemon."
- —Veemon isn't the most creative sort, is he?
Tai: "Have courage!"
Davis: "Kari's in trouble!"
- —At least we know where Davis' priorities lie.
"You want courage? I'll show you courage. Digi-Armor Energize!"
- —Davis steps up to the plate.
"Flamedramon, the Fire of Courage!"
- —The first of the Armor Digimon—Flamedramon.
Digimon Emperor: "I believe that we found ourselves a worthy foe at last."
Wormmon: "Great! Just one question... what's a foe?"
- —The stereotypical master and his minion.
"Davis, I think you were really brave back there in that battle, but I notice that you broke your goggles. And, as we all know, the leader of the DigiDestined just wouldn't look right without them, so here. I want you to have mine."
- —Tai officially passes the torch.
"Get off! You're crushing my brownies!!"
- —Izzy welcomes the DigiDestined back with open arms.
- The English dub does not have Veemon explaining to Davis how to activate the Digi-Egg of Courage, leaving no explanation as to how Davis does it.
- Tai is able to enter the Digital World despite lacking a D-3; although left unclarified, it's possible he entered through a naturally occurring DigiGate.
- In the Brazilian dub, after mistaking Davis for Tai and then noticing the mistake, T.K. says "It's Davis." despite never having met him before.
- In a shot of Sora and Biyomon, part of the back of Biyomon's head is colored blue instead of pink.
- In a shot of Izzy and Tentomon, Izzy's laptop is completely yellow and the lower sides of Tentomon's head and his left shoulder are colored green instead of red.
- In a shot of Joe and Gomamon, Joe's left wristband is colored green instead of yellow.
- In a scene of young Tai running, one of the yellow stripes on his shirt disappears.
- In a shot of the Digimon Emperor sitting on his control room, the white section of his leg is colored blue instead and the upper part of his cape is blue instead of navy blue.
- When Tai closes his mouth after receiving Izzy's mail, his mouth is misdrawn.
- After Tai releases the Digi-Egg of Courage, his headband is missing.
- After arriving the Digital World, there is an line under Kari's belt.
- In a close-up shot of the Digimon Emperor in his control room, the yellow stripes on his cape are white.
- When T.K. and Kari are laughing at Davis, Kari's left arm seems to have a shirt sleeve.
- In a shot of the group in the cave, the lower parts of Kari's shoes are completely white.
- When Yolei is interrogating Izzy, her sleeves are the same color as her skin.
- In another shot of the Digimon Emperor in his control room, the blue and white of his left arm are colored the wrong way round.
- When Veemon emerges, the lower part of Davis's left arm is colored blue instead of red.
- In a shot of Davis and Veemon, one section of the under part of Davis's jacket is colored blue instead of red.
- When the cave is falling apart, the buckle of Kari's belt is colored brown instead of gray.
- When the group is running away of the cave, Kari's hands are not covered by her gloves.
- When the group looks at Monochromon jumping towards Kari and Gatomon, Davis's sock are colored white instead of blue.
- In his Digivolution sequence, one of the fingers on Flamedramon's right hand is partially away from the others.
- After the group returns to the Real World, there is a line on Kari's glove separating her hand from the rest of her arm.
- Flamedramon's Digimon Analyzer depicts his name as "Fladramon", its Japanese equivalent.
- In the English dub, T.K. says he's in seventh grade, but in the original he says he is in fifth grade. The sign above the classroom door says 5-A as well.
- In the English dub, after Davis shows the Digivice, Gatomon accuses Davis of working for the Digimon Emperor, but in the Japanese Version, Gatomon says that the new digivice looks like the Kaiser's Dark Digivice.
- In the original episode, Izzy, Yolei and Cody eat ohagi, while in the English dub, they are brownies.
- When Agumon couldn't digivolve because of the Digimon Emperor's Dark Digivice, Tai thinks he needs to digivolve like riding a bicycle, referencing how he overcame his doubts in "The Piximon Cometh".
- Davis announces the episode title in the Japanese episode.
- The loss of Gatomon's tail ring turns out to be a key event in the series.
- Yolei and Cody don't travel to the Digital World or meet their Digimon in this episode, even after receiving their Digivices.
- In the English dub, Doug Erholtz replaces Wendee Lee for the voice of T.K. in this episode.