| Olympos XII |
|Intentions:||To watch over the Digital World|
|Appearances:|| Digimon Data Squad|
The Olympos XII (オリンポス十二神 Orinposu Jūnishin?) are a group of twelve Mega-level Shaman (God Man) Digimon modeled after the Roman version of the Twelve Olympians, the "Dii Consentes". The Olympos XII manage the Digital World: Iliad, which exists on a different Server from the Digital World ruled by Yggdrasill; however, they possess ability rivaling that of the Royal Knights, so the knights have not felt the need to personally interfere in Iliad's affairs. The members of Olympos XII protect their own domains while maintaining a position of neutrality regarding the incidents which arise in the Digital World, but some Digimon with a similar goal, like Plutomon, are excluded from their number due to their cruelty in its pursuit. The forces that defy the will of the Olympos XII and oppose them in battle are never-ending, to the point that the hatred of the Digimon they have defeated has been reborn as Titamon, who seeks to have their heads.
The members of the Olympos XII resemble humans either wearing armor based on a specific animal or fused with an animal body. The group is central to the story of Digimon Crusader, although members also appear in Digimon Data Squad, Digimon World Data Squad, Digimon Collectors, and the card games. A Neptunemon, Marsmon, and Apollomon are also members of the Bagra Army, and a Mervamon is a member of the Fusion Fighters United Army in Digimon Fusion, although they are not stated to be members of the Olympos XII.
Bacchusmon Deisui Mode
|Diana||Rabbit||Water and ice|
Junomon Hysteric Mode
|Jupiter||Owl||Sky, thunder, and weather|| |
Jupitermon Wrath Mode
When Digimon World Re:Digitize: Decode was in development, the producer Kazumasa Habu requested Kenji Watanabe to design a Digimon that was both a member of the Olympos XII and Ogremon's Mega form. This Digimon was originally planned to be Bacchusmon and take design cues from the mythological Shuten-dōji, however, because it was hard to incorporate wine-based elements with Ogremon's design, the Digimon was redesigned to focus just on being Ogremon's Mega form, but they still wanted to connect it to the Olympos XII. Watanabe based this Digimon's relationship to the Olympos XII on Greek mythology, where the Twelve Olympians and the Titans were enemies, and, because Ogremon was "quite titan-ish", the Digimon was named Titamon.
Digimon Data Squad
Digimon Xros Wars (manga)
Notes and references
- ↑ V-Jump, June 2013 issue.
- ↑ Digimon World Data Squad.
- ↑ Merukimon and Neptunemon's Digimon Reference Book, Digimon Life, Digimon Accel, and Digimon Xros Wars profiles misnames the group as "オリンポス十二紳" (Orinposu Jūnishin?), using a common misspelling of "God" (神 Shin?) as "Gentry" (紳 Shin?).
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Digimon Reference Book: Marsmon
- ↑ Premium Bandai: Digimon Adventure Digivice Ver.15th
- ↑ Digimon Collectors: Plutomon
- ↑ Digimon Collectors: Junomon: Hysteric Mode
- ↑ Digimon World Re:Digitize: Decode: Titamon
- ↑ Famitsu: Digimon World Re:Digitize: Decode, Illustrators interview!, English translation by Garmmy