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"Ultimate Anti-Hero"
暗黒究極体ブラックウォーグレイモン
(Ankoku Kyūkyokutai BlackWarGreymon)
"The Dark Ultimate, BlackWarGreymon"
Production
company
(Ja:) Fuji Television
(En:) Saban Entertainment
Airdate (Ja:) October 29, 2000
(En:) February 10, 2001
Written by (Ja:) Yoshio Urasawa
(En:) Rebecca Forstadt, Jeff Nimoy, Bob Buchholz
Directed by (Ja:) Takahiro Imamura
Chief Anim.
Director
Masahiro Naoi
Art Yukiko Iijima
Animation
studio
Toei Animation

After a humiliating defeat, Arukenimon is about to turn the tables on the DigiDestined. Meanwhile, Cody's doubts about Ken manage to isolate Ken further from the group.

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DA02 ep30 recap

Episode recap for Ultimate Anti-Hero.

Synopsis

Arekunimon is furious after her previous defeat by the DigiDestined.With Mummymon assisting her, they use 100 control spires they decide to create the ultimate Digimon. Cody and Ken can’t seem to get along so Ken leaves, knowing he isn’t wanted by everyone. Arukenimon finds an area to create her Digimon and creates BlackWarGreymon! While Davis, Yolei and Cody runs towards the hill/mountain that BlackWarGreymon was created, Cody tells Davis and Yolei his bad feeling to this whole event and was concerned about T.K. and Kari flying too fast. Unfortunately, he was right. A wind that formed when BlackWarGreymon blew Pegasusmon and Nefertimon, along with T.K. and Kari, away from the hill and crash-landed. After stating who he was, they fainted. The others had no choice but contact Ken and ask for help, in which Ken, refuses because of not wanting to break the atmosphere of the team. Yolei had to slap him for Ken to wake up and realise they needed him, but even with Paildramon there, the DigiDestined didn't stand a chance against BlackWarGreymon. He easily defeats the DigiDestined before he abandons his loyalty to Arukenimon.

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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 Fresh Rookie Champion Ultimate Mega Armor




Note: English dub appearances differ from original. See dubbing changes.

Digimon Analyser

DIGITALMONSTER
-BlackWarGreymon-
DigiAnalyser02-BlackWarGreymonAnimation
DC buDC raDC tsuDC kuDC uDC oDC chouonDC guDC reDC iDC moDC n
ブラックウォーグレイモン
Mega

Dragon Man Digimon

Special Move
Gaia Force
Pegasusmon: "BlackWarGreymon is a Mega Digimon who looks like WarGreymon but he's pure evil. His Terra Destroyer attack releases a concentration of one-hundred percent negative energy."

Digivolutions

(Number indicates order of occurrence.)

Flamedramon 1 Veemon 11 ExVeemon 17 Paildramon 19 Chibomon
Flamedramon t Arrow R Red.png Veemon t Arrow R.png ExVeemon t Arrow R.png Paildramon t Arrow RR Red.png Chibomon t
(w/ Stingmon) + Leafmon


Nefertimon 2 Gatomon 15 Nefertimon 19 Gatomon
Nefertimon t Arrow R Red.png Gatomon (Ringless) t Arrow R.png Nefertimon t Arrow R Red.png Gatomon (Ringless) t


Pegasusmon 3 Patamon 12 Pegasusmon 19 Patamon
Pegasusmon t Arrow R Red.png Patamon t Arrow R.png Pegasusmon t Arrow R Red.png Patamon t


Shurimon 4 Hawkmon 13 Aquilamon 19 Hawkmon
Shurimon t Arrow R Red.png Hawkmon t Arrow R.png Aquilamon t Arrow R Red.png Hawkmon t


Digmon 5 Armadillomon 7 Digmon 9 Armadillomon 14 Ankylomon 19 Armadillomon
Digmon t Arrow R Red.png Armadillomon t Arrow R.png Digmon t Arrow R Red.png Armadillomon t Arrow R.png Ankylomon t Arrow R Red.png Armadillomon t


Stingmon 6 Wormmon 8 Stingmon 9 Wormmon 16 Stingmon 17 Paildramon 19 Leafmon
Stingmon t Arrow R Red.png Wormmon t Arrow R.png Stingmon t Arrow R Red.png Wormmon t Arrow R.png Stingmon t Arrow R.png Paildramon t Arrow RR Red.png Leafmon t
(w/ ExVeemon) + Chibomon


Quotes

Veemon: "I know when something's wrong, and something's wrong. Now what's wrong?"
Davis: "Stop asking me what's wrong!"
Yolei: "Huh? Hey, Davis, what's wrong?"

—The DigiDestined show off their lack of originality.

Mummymon: "(singing) Ninety-nine control spires on the side of the road, ninety-nine control spires. You knock one down-"
Arukenimon: "Oh, be quiet!"

—Mummymon's idea of a road song does not go over well with his traveling companion.

"We're gone ten minutes, and you cause a mutiny?"

T.K., after Davis and Yolei's plan to force Ken and Cody to get along backfires.

"Wow, talk about meeting head-to-head! We're gonna need an asprin the size of a control spire after this fight!"

Paildramon takes on his newest foe, BlackWarGreymon.

Arukenimon: "You have done an outstanding job, BlackWarGreymon. You may now proceed to destroy the Digital World."
Mummymon: "Don't just stand there patting yourself on the back. Your master has given you new orders. Now get to work!"
BlackWarGreymon: "I will take orders from no one."

—BlackWarGreymon rebels seconds after defeating the DigiDestined.

Other notes

Animation errors

  • 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).
  • In a shot of Yolei, Davis and their Digimon after Digmon and Stingmon destroy a control spire, the yellow 'V' on Veemon's forehead appears to be missing.
  • In a close-up shot of Yolei choking at Davis' words, her glove is missing.
  • In a close-up shot of Kari choking at Davis' words, her glove is the same color as her skin.
  • When Ankylomon is being lifted up by BlackWarGreymon, some of his osteoderms are colored gray instead of golden.

Dubbing changes

  • A scene with Digmon near the beginning of the episode is removed from the English dub.
  • At the beginning of the original episode, Arukenimon grabs Mummymon and throws him into their car when he ruins her concentration. This scene was removed from the English dub.
  • Various shots of control spires collapsing are cut from later airings of the English dub, due to 9/11 concerns.
  • When Arukenimon throws Mummymon into a control spire, the moment he makes contact with the spire is censored with a white flash in the English dub.
  • In the original, after Davis's comment makes Yolei, T.K., Kari, Veemon, Hawkmon, Patamon, and Gatomon choke on their tea, they start coughing soon afterwards. In the dub, it is changed to laughter.
  • In the original version, before BlackWarGreymon roars, he can be heard groaning.
  • When BlackWarGreymon strikes Aquilamon, a white flash censors the moment of impact in the English dub.
  • Near the end of the original episode, when Mummymon catches the passed out Arukenimon, a moment when she punches him in the stomach is removed from the English dub.

Digimon references

  • This episode shows clips from the previous episode, when Arukenimon thinks back to her latest defeat by the DigiDestined.
  • This episode shows a clip from the episode Spirit Needle, featuring Arukenimon creating Golemon from a control spire.
  • This episode shows a clip from the episode United We Stand, featuring Arukenimon using several control spires to create Okuwamon.

Miscellaneous trivia

  • BlackWarGreymon announces the episode title in the Japanese episode.
  • In the original version, BlackWarGreymon refers to himself using "私" (Watashi?), the basic Japanese pronoun for referring to one's self, implying femininity or neuter. However, in later episodes, he refers to himself by "俺" (Ore?), a more informal pronoun used to establish a sense of masculinity, or to indicate one's status (where the speaker is of a higher status).

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