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« Digimon Adventure 02 ep 09 »
List of Digimon Adventure 02 episodes 09
"The Emperor's New Home"
イービルリング魔力の暴走
(Ibbiru Ringu Maryoku no Bōsō)
"The Evil Ring's Magic Runs Wild"
Production
company
(Ja:) Fuji Television
(En:) Saban Entertainment
Airdate (Ja:) May 28, 2000
(En:) September 23, 2000
Written by (Ja:) Genki Yoshimura
(En:) Seth Walther, Jeff Nimoy, Bob Buchholz
Directed by (Ja:) Takao Yoshizawa
Chief Anim.
Director
Setsuko Nobuzane
Art Tetsuhiro Shimizu
Animation
studio
Toei Animation

After growing tired of his own world, Ken decides to remain permanently as the Digimon Emperor, which can only spell bad news for the other kids.

Note: The English video recap for this episode is either unavailable or non-existent.

02ep9.recap00:33

02ep9.recap.wmv

Episode recap for The Emperor's New Home (Japanese with subtitles).

Synopsis

Adventure 02 Epi09-1 Adventure 02 Epi09-2 Adventure 02 Epi09-3 Adventure 02 Epi09-4 Adventure 02 Epi09-5 Adventure 02 Epi09-6


Featured characters

(Numbers indicate order of appearance. Bolded characters are fought by the protagonists, and italicized characters appear only as a voice or silhouette.)

Humans
In-Training
Rookie
Champion
Ultimate
Armor




Digimon Analyser

DIGITALMONSTER
-Meramon-
DigiAnalyser02-MeramonAnimation
DC meDC raDC moDC n
メラモン
Champion

Flame Digimon

Special Move
Burning Fist
Kari: "Meramon are very dangerous. They can burn you with their Roaring Flame attack or just by touching you."
DIGITALMONSTER
-SkullGreymon-
DigiAnalyser02-SkullGreymonAnimation
DC suDC kaDC ruDC guDC reDC iDC moDC n
スカルグレイモン
Ultimate

Skeleton Digimon

Special Move
Ground Zero,
Ground Zero Reformation
T.K.: "The only thing more terrifying than his looks are his fighting skills, especially his Dark Shot attack."

DIGITALMONSTER
-DarkTyrannomon-
DigiAnalyser02-DarkTyrannomonAnimation
DC daDC kuDC teDC iDC raDC noDC moDC n
ダークテラノモン
Champion

Dinosaur Digimon

Special Move
Fire Blast
Cody: "A computer program turned Tyrannomon into the evil DarkTyrannomon. Watch out for his Fire Breath attack."

Digivolutions

(Number indicates order of occurrence.)

DemiVeemon 1 Veemon 4 Flamedramon 10 Veemon
DemiVeemon t Arrow R.png Veemon t Arrow R.png Flamedramon t Arrow R Red.png Veemon t


Poromon 2 Hawkmon 5 Halsemon 12 Hawkmon
Poromon t Arrow R.png Hawkmon t Arrow R.png Halsemon t Arrow R Red.png Hawkmon t


Upamon 3 Armadillomon 6 Digmon 11 Armadillomon
Upamon t Arrow R.png Armadillomon t Arrow R.png Digmon t Arrow R Red.png Armadillomon t

Patamon 7 Pegasusmon
Patamon t Arrow R.png Pegasusmon t


Gatomon 8 Nefertimon
Gatomon (Ringless) t Arrow R.png Nefertimon t


Greymon 9 SkullGreymon 13 Agumon
Greymon t Arrow R.png SkullGreymon t Arrow RR Red.png Agumon t

Quotes

"Uh oh, the Emperor's not in a good mood today, which is like any other day."

Wormmon observes the Digimon Emperor as he arrives in the Digital World.

Reporter: "They say genius is one percent brains and ninety-nine percent hard work. Do you think that's true?"
Ken: "Mine's two percent."

Ken giving an interview.

"You can destroy somebody tomorrow."
[Later]
"I've got an idea. Let's grab some dark rings, we'll capture a couple of innocent Digimon, and make their lives absolutely miserable. That should make you happy."

Wormmon does his best to cheer up the Digimon Emperor.

"I'm surprised they didn't eat my arm right off."

Yolei and the others watch their Digimon stuff themselves full of food.

Davis: "Yeah, that's him. The evil kid."
Cody: "Who would think that such a normal looking boy could be the Digimon Emperor?"
Kari: "His smiles makes him look so gentle."
T.K.: "Uh, yeah, but his haircut makes him look like you, Kari."

Davis, Cody, Kari, T.K., Yolei, and Izzy find an article about Ken in the paper.

Izzy: "Okay, okay, don't get your knickers in a twist, Davis. Let's just find him."
Davis: "What are knickers?"
Izzy: "Never mind."

Izzy should never use big words with Davis.

Yolei: "Looks like a nice place to live."
Davis: "Yeah, if living next to a heartless kid who wants to rule the world is nice."

Yolei and Davis comment on Ken's apartment building.

"I don't want to barge in. I might set off one of his booby traps."

Mrs. Ichijouji fails to realize that if her son's room is protected by booby traps, then something is seriously wrong.

"It's strange. I mean, we don't even own a donkey."

Mrs. Ichijouji isn't as smart as her sons.

"Goodbye to all of you. Your trivial lives will plague me no longer. My destiny awaits."

Ken's farewell note to the human world.

Cody: "Okay, I wrote down a battle plan."
Yolei: "Uh, does it include the police?"
Davis: "Huh? Man, that kid's trouble!"

—The DigiDestined arrive at Ken's apartment building at the same time as the cops.

"Why do evil geniuses have to be so evil?"

Cody asks a question of the ages.

"Let's go get that evil cute guy!"

Yolei, not over her feelings for Ken.

"Look at this land of fire! It's like the movie... 'Land of Fire'."

T.K. comments on the land, but it's the movie makers who need some originality.

"Master, can I get a little help here? I'm having some trouble standing."

Wormmon's version of "I've fallen and I can't get up".

Digimon Emperor: "I'd rather we play spear throw."
Greymon: "What? But I hate spear throw!"

Greymon falls prey to the Digimon Emperor's dark ring.

Digimon Emperor: "Greymon, digivolve to MetalGreymon and be my slave!"
Greymon: "Greymon digivolve to..."
SkullGreymon: "SkullGreymon!"

—Not exactly the result Ken was expecting.

Davis: "How can we beat that thing?"
Kari: "I have no idea!"
Davis: "Not even one?"
T.K.: "I have one!"
Davis: "What?"
T.K.: "I say we run, and then after that we run some more!"

Davis defers to the more experienced DigiDestined for advice, but only T.K. has met SkullGreymon up front before.

Nefertimon: "Everyone, run!"
Kari: "But we have to fight SkullGreymon!"
Pegasusmon: "Yes, great idea! Stay clustered together so you create an easy target! Get to safety!"

Pegasusmon is being sarcastic, but he's got a good point.

"Why can't we ever fight anything short?"

Kari, not even the Harmonious Ones could answer that question.

Davis: "With all that fire, they could bake, broil, and braze him. If he can't stand the heat, he better get out of the kitchen."
T.K.: "Stop! You're making me wanna barbeque."

Davis and T.K. watch the DarkTyrannomon take on SkullGreymon.

Kari: "That's Agumon!"
T.K.: "That slimy creature is coming after him! And when I say slimy creature, I mean Ken!"
Kari: "Agumon!"
T.K.: "Let him go!"
Kari: "Agumon!!"
T.K.: "You better not hurt him, Ken!"
Davis: "Yeah, jerk!"
Digimon Emperor: "From defeat, I snatch another victory!"
Kari: "T.K., Davis! Somebody do something! They're getting away! Oh!"

Kari and the rest of the DigiDestined team are horrified to learn that Tai's partner has just become Ken's newest slave.

"If he was able to get Agumon, that means every one of our Digimon are in danger!"

Izzy's realization of an obvious possibility.

Other notes

Continuity errors

  • Kari is the first of the 02 DigiDestined to recognize SkullGreymon, despite not being present when he appeared the first time.

Animation errors

  • When the Digimon are crowding around the food bought by Yolei, the black outline of DemiVeemon's right eye is colored white in one of the frames.
  • When opening the digiport, Davis is the one to say "Digiport, open". However, Cody's D-3 is seen pointing at the screen. This is most likely an error in the English dubbing, rather than in the animation.
  • In a shot of the Digimon Emperor riding Airdramon, the gray part of his outfit on his abdomen is white.
  • When Digmon uses his Rock Crackin' attack, his lower arms are yellow underneath where they should be black (this same error appears throughout the series, due to repeated use of the exact shot).
  • Before Gatomon digivolves, as Kari turns to face Gatomon, her belt disappears for a brief moment.
  • When Flamedramon uses his Knuckle Fire attack, his mask becomes blue for a brief moment.
  • When Digmon falls after being struck by SkullGreymon, his eyes are completely green.

Dubbing changes

  • Ken's farewell email to his parents is different in both versions:
    • Japanese: "This world is no longer good enough. Goodbye. You're all insects."
    • English: "Goodbye to all of you. Your trivial lives will plague me no longer. My destiny awaits."
  • Nefertimon misnames her "Beam of Isis" technique as "Rosetta Stone".

Digimon references

Real-world references

  • The English title of this episode is a reference to the folktale The Emperor's New Clothes.
  • Izzy recalls the saying, "Fools rush in where angels fear to tread", first written by Alexander Pope in the poem An Essay on Criticism.
  • When the DigiDestined arrive in the Digital World, Ken cooly remarks "They're here", which is a famous quote from the American horror film Poltergeist.

Miscellaneous trivia

  • Davis announces the episode title in the Japanese episode
  • The map of the city they access on the computer features a small "manji" symbol (卍).

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