|Voice actors||(Ja:) Rica Fukami (Savers)|
(En:) Jonathan David Cook (Data Squad, 7D6), Mona Marshall (Data Squad, 2-9000WZ), Mari Devon (Data Squad, true form)
|Cards||(Ja:) Bx-33, Cα-056, Oα-056|
Yggdrasill (イグドラシル Igudorashiru?) is a fictional character in several iterations of the Digimon franchise, named after the world tree from Norse mythology. Its English name in Toei materials is King Drasil. It primarily factors into the backstory written for the Digimon virtual pets and card game, which is a background storyline that is less prominent and often contradictory to the various anime. It appears as a character in Digital Monster X-Evolution and Digimon Data Squad.
In the continuities it appears in, although always presented as being very mysterious and powerful, Yggdrasill is the master computer that controls the Digital World, the otherworldly realm home to all Digimon. Due to this position of power, it is always presented as the "God" of the Digital World, overseeing its survival and, in some cases, destruction.
In two of the continuities in which he appears, Yggdrasill has command over the majority of the thirteen Royal Knights.
Digital Monster X-EvolutionEdit
In the animated movie, Digital Monster X-Evolution, which is based on the Digimon Chronicle storyline created by Bandai in conjunction with the Pendulum X virtual pet and card game, the original Digital World was cultivated and populated with Digimon by Yggdrasill. However, the continuous multiplication of Digimon left the computer unable to handle the data load, resulting in an apocalyptic event known as the "Digital Hazard" that saw the Digital World begin to collapse. Yggdrasill initiates "Project Ark," hand-picking a small number of Digimon to survive the catastrophe and transplanting them to a new Digital World it created. However, Digimon who survived the death of the old world by way of the mysterious "X-Antibody" appear in this new Digital World, disrupting Yggdrasill's plans.
In order to move Project Ark into its second phase—the complete extermination of the Digital World and all Digimon life—Yggdrasill creates an experimental being, Dorumon, from whose data it creates a vast army of DexDoruGreymon, as well as its personal protector, DexDorugoramon, who later becomes Dexmon. Discovering Yggdrasill's true intentions, the Royal Knight Gallantmon turns on it, and after becoming an "X-Digimon" himself, he sends Dorumon to his comrades, Omnimon and Magnamon, in an attempt to bring an end to the fighting.
In the Royal Knights' stronghold, Dorumon is revealed to be Alphamon, the legendary leader of the Royal Knights. This information is enough to convince Omnimon to face Yggdrasill, and he goes with Alphamon to seek counsel with his master, defeating DexDorugoramon and Dexmon, who bar their way. As this is happening, Yggdrasill initiates the second phase of Project Ark, and the Digital World begins to die as the DexDoruGreymon sweep across it, reality crumbling in their wake. To stop the computer's scheme, Omnimon—transformed by Alphamon's X-Antibody—strikes his master down with his "All Delete" attack, destroying Yggdrasill and allowing the Digital World to be reborn.
Later, Omnimon and Gallantmon speculate on Yggdrasill's intentions. For all that it has done, a reason remains unclear to both Knights—but in the end, Gallantmon believes that Yggdrasill was, just as all Digimon were, fighting against its own inevitable destruction.
Digimon Data SquadEdit
- Japanese: Rica Fukami
- English: Jonathan David Cook (7_D6), Mona Marshall (2-9000WZ), Mari Devon (true form)
In Digimon Data Squad, King Drasil is a pivotal figure in the storyline, particularly in the show's final story arc.
King Drasil is first mentioned by Merukimon, who, ten years before the start of the series, told of King Drasil's existence to Dr. Spencer Damon (Daimon Suguru), the father of series' protagonist Marcus Damon (Daimon Masaru). Spencer and Merukimon departed, with the former stating that he would seek out King Drasil himself.
Years later, it seemed that Spencer had found King Drasil with BanchoLeomon's help. After defeating Craniamon, King Drasil brought up the Server Tree. Unfortunately, Kurata's unprovoked attack sent Spencer to prison to await trial. Spencer pleaded to be given one more chance on his life which King Drasil granted, only to be shocked at the news of Merukimon's deletion at the hands of Gizumon-XT. This incident convinced King Drasil that humans are a threat to Digimon, ordering the Royal Knights to seize Spencer. But BanchoLeomon managed to escape with Spencer's soul in his body. But this didn't go unnoticed by King Drasil, who possessed Spencer's body to see through human eyes and warned BanchoLeomon not to tell anyone or he'll destroy Spencer's body. By the time Marcus and his comrades sought King Drasil in order to try and find a solution with him, they are encountered by King Drasil's cohorts, the Royal Knights, and eventually King Drasil himself—in the body of Spencer Damon.
Using Spencer's body, King Drasil ordered the destruction of the Human World in order to save the Digital World, sending his Royal Knights out across the globe to destroy it. Marcus resolved to discover the truth of what his father had become, and embarked on a quest to find King Drasil again. Once he found his "father", Marcus fought him until BanchoLeomon arrived and revealed the story about his link with Spencer before sacrificing his life for ShineGreymon to take out Spencer possessed by King Drasil. But it was in vain as King Drasil assumed a new form, a robotic Digimon, that flew off to the real world. Once there, he easily defeated the Burst Mode Digimon. Upon the Royal Knights arrival, King Drasil saw that even its own devotee's were beginning to doubt its sovereignty as lord, evoking its rage upon them. By the time Marcus and the gang arrived to fight him in the final decisive battle, King Drasil revealed that it was actually the computer which was designed to control all lifeforms in the Digital World at its will. Because of its observations of human-Digimon interaction, it desire to start over and reset the universe and began to turn any Digimon holding up the Digital World back into Digi-eggs. The Royal Knights helped Craniamon keep the Digital World from colliding with the Earth; King Drasil calculated a very small chance of success. But his Knights tell him all beings desire to live, which the simplistic computer couldn't comprehend.
Agumon underwent a pseudo Burst Digivolution, blasting a massive hole in King Drasil. King Drasil's true form, a crystalline figure with a female appearance, shot out of the robotic body and Marcus promptly punched it in the face, shattering it and finally defeating it. Recognizing its defeat and the real power of the combined efforts of Humans and Digimon, King Drasil's last act was to bring Spencer back to life before entering a state of hibernation saying, "I would like to see how things turned out".
Unfortunately, due to King Drasil's defeat, the Digital World was left leaderless, so the DATS Digimon resolved to return to rebuild the Digital World. Marcus came along and he and Agumon became peacekeepers.
Yggdrasill is the God of the Digital World, a highly complex computer. In order to investigate the relationship between humans and Digimon, it sent its conscience to the human world in the form of Norn, a young girl. With Norn gone, Barbamon invaded the System World and interrogated Yggdrasill's body, and the two both agreed that a revolution was needed to correct the injustices upon Digimon caused by humans. Barbamon fused with Yggdrasill's body to become its new persona, and began enacting their plan, including locking down Norn's true self with literal chains when she returned. However, once Tsurugi and Yu digivolve their partners into the Arbitrators, Barbamon and Norn reveal the truth of the matter. Barbamon attacks the heroes, but when Tsurugi realizes overcomes his rage towards Barbamon and focuses on his goal of protecting all the Digimon of the Digital World, VictoryGreymon finally responds and slays the Barbamon-Yggdrasill hybrid, which awakens NEO as it dies. Despite this, Yggdrasill itself lives on in Norn, and she finally discards her chains and reawakens her godhood during the battle against NEO.
Digimon Xros Wars (manga)Edit
Digimon World Dawn and DuskEdit
Grimmon mentions Yggdrasill in the "Search the Digiarea" Quest. When he has the Tamer Organizations, including Koh/Sayo, at his mercy, he taunts Yggdrasill by claiming that his Ymir will overwrite the Digital World.
The Server Tree is a huge tree which presides over the Digital World. It is another form of King Drasil. When the members of DATS were climbing the tree one of the roots were cut and they noticed that there were wires inside. Thomas then said that he believes that the tree is actually the supercomputer controlling the Digital World.
Norn was sent to learn what Digimon mean to humans, where she went by the alias of "Norn Mikihara" (美樹原 ノルン Mikihara Norun?) and befriended Tsurugi Tatsuno, Yu Inui, Ami Kitajima, and Sho Kahara. She is a kind girl, but is eventually imprisoned by Barbamon, and keeps the Anti-God Devices Digimon Twin to give to Tsurugi and Yu when they are ready. When Barbamon and the body of Yggdrasill is defeated, Norn becomes the true Yggdrasill and a new goddess for the Digital World. She uses her powers to open the portal to NEO, and, at the end, promises Shou to be the best goddess she can be.
- In the Japanese version of episode 47 ("Protect the Future! DATS's Final Battle"), King Drasil refers to the 2-9000WZ (WIZ9000 Computer). WIZ9000 is a reference to the company WIZ, which Bandai has worked alongside with and helped lay down the groundwork for the original Digimon V-Pets.
|Digimon Data Squad|
|DATS Members:||Marcus Damon and Agumon | Thomas H. Norstein and Gaomon | Yoshino "Yoshi" Fujieda and Lalamon | Keenan Crier and Falcomon | Miki Kurosaki, Megumi Shirakawa, and PawnChessmon | Richard Sampson and Kudamon | Homer Yushima and Kamemon|
|Antagonists:||SaberLeomon | Gotsumon | Akihiro Kurata and Gizumon | Bio-Hybrids | Belphemon | Argomon | Royal Knights | King Drasil | Tsukasa Kagura|
| Other characters:||Spencer Damon and BanchoLeomon | Sarah Damon | Kristy Damon and Biyomon | Merukimon | Rhythm | Kosaburo Katsura and Biyomon | Yuma Kagura and Renamon | Masaki Nitta |Other characters|
|Relationships:||Marcus Damon | Thomas H. Norstein | Yoshino "Yoshi" Fujieda | Keenan Crier|
|Other media:||Ultimate Power! Activate Burst Mode!! | The Digital World in Imminent Danger! | Digimon World Data Squad | Digimon World DS | Digimon World Dawn and Dusk|
|See also:||Digimon | Digital World | Digimon Natural Ability | Data Link Digivice | Digi-Egg | List of episodes|