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Thomas Bursts On The Scene!
(Tōma Ketsui no Bāsuto Mōdo)
"The Burst Mode of Tohma's Determination"
Airdate (Ja:) February 4, 2007
(En:) October 4, 2008
Toei Animation


After Marcus decided to return to the Digital World to confront his father, Thomas, Yoshi and Keenan were left with the task of stopping the Royal Knights' destruction of Earth. Thomas recieves a call from Mr. Yushima informing him that his father and sister are under attack at a nearby airport. The attacking Knightmon cripple the plane, but Thomas arrives to rescue them. Relena is put in the plane's hospital room, and, after exchanging several heated words with his father, Thomas begins to reflect on his childhood. The Knightmon return, and Yushima and Shawjamon defend the plane. MirageGaogamon joins the fight, but the Knightmon withdraw as LoadKnightmon arrives. He easily defeats both Shawjamon and MirageGaogamon, while Mr. Norstein tries to rush Relena to safety. As they are attacked, Thomas and MirageGaogamon shield them with their bodies. Mr. Norstein breaks down and cries, apologizing for all of his attempts to direct the lives of his children. Thomas is able to finally understand and forgive his father, and the realization allows MirageGaogamon to digivolve to Burst Mode. MirageGaogamon then quickly defeats LoadKnightmon, whose Digi-Egg returns to the Digital World.

Featured Characters

(Numbers indicate order of appearance. Bolded characters are fought by the protagonist(s), and italicized characters feature non-explicitly, e.g. voice, silhouette, image.)

Humans Rookie Champion Ultimate Mega

Digimon Analyser


(Number indicates order of occurrence.)

MirageGaogamon 1 Gaomon 3 MirageGaogamon 5 MirageGaogamon Burst Mode 6 Gaomon
MirageGaogamon t Arrow RR Red.png Gaomon t Arrow RR.png MirageGaogamon t Arrow R.png MirageGaogamon Burst Mode t Arrow RR Red.png Gaomon t
Gwappamon 2 Shawjamon 4 Kamemon
Gwappamon t Arrow R.png 5-42 01 Arrow RR Red.png Kamemon t
LoadKnightmon 7 Digi-Egg
Crusadermon t Arrow RR Red.png 5-42 05


"What a silly trick."

LoadKnightmon, upon first seeing the Burst Mode.

Other Notes

Miscellaneous trivia

  • This is the only Data Squad episode where Marcus doesn't appear.