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Richard Sampson
(薩摩 廉太郎 Satsuma Rentarō)
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Appears in:Digimon Data Squad
First appearance "THERE ARE MONSTERS AMONG US!" [01]
Last appearance "The Ultimate Farewell!" [48]
Voice actor(s):(Ja:) Taiten Kusunoki
(En:) Jamieson Price[1]
Digivice(s):Red and black Data Link Digivice
Gender Male
Nationality Japanese
Occupation DATS Commander
Police Chief (Epilogue)

Commander Richard Sampson (薩摩 廉太郎 Captain Satsuma Rentarō?) is a fictional character in the anime series Digimon Data Squad.

Commander Richard Sampson is Marcus Damon, Thomas H. Norstein, Yoshino "Yoshi" Fujieda, Miki Kurosaki, and Megumi Shirakawa's superior officer, responsible for giving them orders and supervising all operations from the base. More often than not, his purpose was to delegate to his subordinates from the command center.


Sampson was a private investigator who worked with Homer Yushima. After investigating multiple missing persons cases, they came to learn that the disappearances were the result of the opening of numerous gates that led to the strange realm known as the Digital World. Sampson and Yushima joined an expedition into the Digital World, where they came to know Marcus's father, Spencer Damon. However, they were forced to return to the Human World without him. After this, Spencer somehow managed to send something to the human world—Sampson and Yushima's partners, Kudamon and Kamemon, as well as the data for the Data Link Digivice. Sampson then became the Captain of the Japanese branch of DATS.

When Akihiro Kurata's machinations led to his team being dissolved, he was arrested. Presumably broken out by his digimon partner, Kudamon, he rejoined his team. When they resolved to try and enter the Digital World, Sampson and Kudamon were forced to remain behind, and hold off the three mysterious beings known as Kouki, Ivan, and Nanami, who had the power to turn into Digimon. Sampson and Kudamon battled them, and were last seen in an explosion. The two later return with Kudamon being able to digivolve into Kentaurosmon.

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Other appearances

Digimon Masters

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Sampson is an NPC.

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