| Zoe Orimoto |
(織本 泉 Orimoto Izumi)
|Appears in:||Digimon Frontier|
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|First appearance||"All Aboard" |
|Last appearance||"End of the Line" |
|Voice actor(s):||(Ja:) Sawa Ishige|
(En:) Michelle Ruff
|Digivice(s):||Pink and purple D-Tector|
|Trait(s):||Wind (風 Kaze?)|
|Date of birth||May|
|Grade|| (Ja:) 5th|
Zoe Orimoto (織本 泉 Orimoto Izumi?) is a fictional character in the anime series Digimon Frontier. She is one of the "DigiDestined", children who were chosen to receive the ability to transform into Digimon in order to save the Digital World.
Zoe is the only female member of the team and was chosen to wield the Spirits of Wind which hold the power of AncientKazemon. She was born in Japan but moved to Italy at a young age. She recently moved back to Japan but had problems making friends due to the culture barrier and because of her shyness. Because of her attractiveness, she tends to get a lot of male attention throughout the series. J.P. Shibayama has a huge crush on her which she sometimes uses to her advantage, and most of her other fellow DigiDestined have shown interest in her too, as have some male Digimon. She is scared of the dark.
In the Italian dub, she moved to United States of America , rather than Italy.
Zoe is a young girl with long blonde hair and green eyes. She wears a pink cap with two points that resemble a cat's ears coming out of it. She also wears white and pink shoes and long purple stockings. She wears a blue and white striped shirt under a pink jacket and a pink skirt, and white panties. Both the skirt and the jacket have white vertical stripes on the sides. Her shirt is cut to expose her belly button, and her jacket is also open.
At school camp, she wears a light gray hat with a purple horizontal stripe on it, a blue shirt with two butons near the collar, navy pants with a white vertical stripe on each side, and her usual sneakers.
When trying to choose which swimsuit to wear at the Toucan Paradise, she imagines herself in two different swimsuits; the first is a white strapless high-leg one-piece swimsuit with two red diagonal stripes on the chest, the upper stripe bigger than the bottom one, and white high heels. She comments that this swimsuit would make her look like a race queen. The second is a navy school swimsuit with a small gray rectangle in the chest. She comments that this swimsuit would make her look like a gravure idol in the Japanese version, and a "super athlete" in the English dub. In the Japanese version, she also imagines herself in a red bikini with a side-tie bottom and front-tie top, and also imagines her breasts much larger and her waist much thinner than they really are. Finally, she picks a pink one-piece swimsuit with white frills near the collar, but before she can wear it, she uses it to cover herself when Takuya and J.P. enter in the changing room while she's only in her panties.
When making burgers at Hamburger Village, she wears an orange cooking apron over her regular clothes.
When cooking in the school kitchen after returning to the Real World, she wears a green cooking with a pocket on its left side over her regular clothes, and a white cooking hat.
In the cover art of Digimon Frontier: Christmas Smile, Zoe wears a Christmas costume; a red and yellow dress with short sleeves, a white cloud-like print in the skirt, a white and red ruff on each sleeve, a white and pink ribbon with a small bell in the middle, a red cap with a white ruff in the bottom and two long points with a white ruff ball on each points, light pink long, fingerless gloves, and light pink stockings.
Zoe is proud and strong-willed. She is never afraid of speaking her mind and does not let others influence her. She strongly believes in staying true to herself and will never act differently to please others. She gets particularly annoyed when her fellow male Digidestined doubt her abilities because she is female, as she thinks she is still just as strong as they are, and makes a determined effort to prove so when they do doubt her. However, deep down, it has been shown that she is actually somewhat insecure about herself because she had no friends before entering the Digital World.
Despite her tough attitude, Zoe still also has a very kind nature and a good heart. She is very compassionate and encouraging towards others, particularly to her teammates when they are struggling. She has proven to care deeply about their safety, and will always put herself in harm's way for them. She also will generally try to help anyone she meets who is struggling, and strongly tries to do good deeds.
Zoe uses Italian exclamations occasionally. In the Italian dub she English exclamations instead.
- Izumi Orimoto (織本 泉)
Name used in the Japanese version of Digimon Frontier and related materials.
- Orimoto (織本?). Japanese surname that means "weaving source". Possibly a reference to the silk moth, a primary producer of silk, due to Kazemon's butterfly-like wings.
- Izumi (泉?). Japanese name that means "fountain". Possibly a reference to its rivalry with Ranamon, wielder of the Spirits of Water.
- Zoe Orimo
Name used in the American English dub of Digimon Frontier and related materials.
- Zoe. Similar to Izumi.
- Zoe Ayamoto
Name used in the Italian and Brazilian Portuguese dubs of Digimon Frontier.
- Ayamoto. Alternate reading of 織本. Possibly a mistranslation.
|This information is only considered valid within the Italian continuity.|
Zoe spent most of her life in the United States of America.
During a school camp trip, she gives a bandaid to a classmate who has hurt her foot, and the girl invites Zoe to join her group for dinner. At dinner, Zoe's classmates mock her, and when the girl with the injured foot once again invites Zoe to join the group, the other girls refuse to eat with her. The girl who Zoe has helped tells her to go back to her group because they are using all their junk, and apologizes. Zoe calls her a liar and runs away.
When a mysterious voice sends out a message asking for children to play a game, Zoe, thinking it would be fun, goes to the Shibuya Train Station, where she embarks in a Trailmon (Worm) to the Digital World, and meets Takuya Kanbara, Tommy Himi, and J.P. Shibayama. She felt uncomfortable at the way J.P. kept staring at her with wide eyes. In the Flame Terminal, when Takuya finds the H Spirit of Flame and spirit evolves to Agunimon, she is impressed by his fight against Cerberumon. After the Fractal Code of the Village of Flames is restored, she and Takuya follow Bokomon and Neemon to see the village, while Tommy and J.P. try to find a way to go home. When Zoe notices Tommy's absence, they start searching for him, and as Takuya gets worried about the boy, Zoe teases him about acting as an adult and for being three months younger than her.
Zoe thus begins questioning Takuya's ledership, often disagreeing with his leadership and wanting to go her own way. She takes a different route to the Forest Terminal than the one Takuya believes is correct, and J.P. follows her because of his affections towards her while Tommy follows Zoe. Zoe ends up being on the right path afterall, and ends up in Breezy Village (located before the Forest Terminal), where she gets her Spirit and transforms into Kazemon and faces the Mushroomon who are attacking the village. She easily defeats them, but then is unable to defeat their evolved form, Woodmon, and Lobomon shows up to save her.
Afterwards, Takuya and Tommy meet back up with her and J.P. Zoe is upset at Tommy and Takuya for claiming she is lying about having Spirit evolved, and begins choking them. In time, Zoe begins to respect Takuya's leadership and decisions more.
Near the beginning of the series, Zoe temporarily lost her Spirit when she put herself in the way of Grumblemon's attack to protect Tommy. She is rendered unable to fight with the others for a brief time, until J.P. finally retrieves it for her.
Zoe later began a rivalry with Ranamon, Cherubimon's warrior of Water. Ranamon was jelous of Zoe's beauty and kindness. Ranamon's hatred for Zoe lead to ouright cruelty, such as the time when she tortured her by tickling her armpits, sides and belly button. Zoe first fought her while protecting the boys when the group was left on a beach after the Toucanmon stole the boys' D-Tectors, where Zoe found her Beast Spirit, and transformed into Zephyrmon. Zoe's determination to protect her friends from Ranamon gave her the ability to completely control her Beast Spirit and defeat Ranamon, despite that Takuya, Koji, and J.P. before her all had had problems keeping their minds in control while in Beast Spirit form.
Later, Ranamon trapped Zoe inside Sakkakumon, and had her HoneyBeemon minions try and catch Zoe in a trap so Ranamon could finish Zoe. Instead, the HoneyBeemon continually ended up backfiring their traps on themselves, and Zoe had to keep freeing them. The HoneyBeemon began to admire Zoe's kindness and beauty, and grew fond of her despite being Ranamon's minions. When Ranamon discovered this, she threatened to harm the HoneyBeemon unless they gave Zoe an apple that would make her doubt herself and think bad things about herself. After giving Zoe the apple, she almost was defeated by Ranamon, but overcame her self doubt and began fighting her. The HoneyBeemon, now not worried about Ranamon's threats, returned to Zoe's support and cheered her on. Zoe defeated Ranamon in the end and took Ranamon's Spirits and fractal code. This is the only time Zoe kills in the series.
Zoe has two theme songs: the vocal "Kaze no Shizuku" (風のしずく? lit. "Drop of Wind") and the instrumental "Kaze no Theme" (風のテーマ? lit. "Theme of Wind"). A version of her Spirit Evolution and fractal code digitize speech appears on Digimon Frontier: Christmas Smile as "Spirit Evolution!! ~Izumi-hen~". She speaks the "Izumi's Love Letter" track in the CD drama, Digimon Frontier Original Story: Things That Want To Be Told.
From a franchise standpoint, Zoe is a part of the Spirit Singers, a group composed of her fellow DigiDestined from Digimon Frontier. They debut in the Digimon Frontier: Christmas Smile album.
Zoe wields AncientKazemon's power through the Spirits of Wind. In Digimon Battle Spirit 2, Zoe can become AncientKazemon herself as a "finishing" move. If Kazemon fills up her power meter, she can warp digivolve into AncientKazemon and stab her opponent with her rapier.
Kazemon, also known as Fairimon in Japan, is the form Zoe takes when she digivolves using the Human Spirit of Wind. Her original name comes from "fairy", while her name in the dubbed version comes from "Kaze" (風? lit. "Wind"), the Japanese word for wind.
Kazemon is a fairy with long purple hair, fair skin, and four green stripes on her face. She wears a pink bra and pink panties, a high-waist pink belt above her navel, and large, pink boots with green soles, purple heels with butterfly wings attached, green borders at the top, yellow and red circles, and white knee pads with four green diagonal marks coming out of it, forming a butterfly image on each knee. She also wears purple armbands under metallic gloves with brooches at the wrist that are adorned with the symbol of the Spirits of Wind and have butterfly wings attached, metallic shoulder pads and a visor with a final pair of butterfly wings attached.
She is kind, caring and strong. Her preferred attacks are powerful martial arts-style kicks and hurricane force winds.
She first transformed into her Kazemon form when confronted with the Mushroomon brothers who were endangering Floramon. This encounter proved Zoe's determination, but after the brothers digivolved to a Woodmon, she is defeated and had to be saved by Lobomon who won the fight.
Zoe fights in this form in Digimon Battle Spirit 2.
Zephyrmon, also known as Shutumon, is the form Zoe takes when she spirit digivolves with the Beast Spirit of Wind. Her Japanese name comes from the word Shutu who is the Sumerian god of the south wind. Her English name comes from Zephyrus, the Greek god of the west wind.
Zephyrmon is a bird-like woman with light-blue wings growing out of her head along with a ruff of feathers that resembles a hairdo, lightly tanned skin, light blue eyes, and two black stripes on her face. She has a pair of brown wings on her back, and three fingers on both her hands and feet. In the manhua she has five fingers on her hands. She wears pink panties, a pink top with detached sleeves, and metallic shoulder pads. She also wears long metallic gloves with purple soft-edged pentagons with the symbol of the Spirits of Wind on them, pink boots with metallic knee pads, a long black scarf that resembles a strap, and a pink breathing mask. Her boots are connected to her top by pink straps that pass through the inside of her panties.
She is agile, swift, and powerful, and always ready to fight and protect her friends. Considered to be the fiercest and most beautiful of all the spirits, Zephyrmon attacks by manipulating energy, wind and slicing foes with her razor sharp claws, which can also slice through Calmaramon's "Acid Ink". Surprisingly, Zoe was able to control her Beast Spirit without any challenge, contrary to the boys, whose Beast Spirits went on destructive rampages or were having some minor problems with maintaining control until the boys learned to control them. After defeating Ranamon, Zoe attributed her ability to control her Beast Spirit as luck. Although before obtaining it and when being doubted by the boys, she claimed she would be able to control it because she is a girl, frustrated at the boys for doubting her. Truly, she was able to control it because of her determination to protect the other DigiDestined.
Zephyrmon first appeared to fight Ranamon, who soon became her rival, as Ranamon was madly jealous that Zoe's beast spirit made her far prettier than she was. This rivalry ended when Zephyrmon destroyed Ranamon in a one-on-one fight in Sakkakumon's Water Sphere.
Zephyrmon can use her large brown wings to take the air and soar through the sky at incredible speeds. She also has the vision of an eagle.
This is Zoe's digivolution in Digimon Battle Spirit 2.
Notes and references
|Main characters:||Takuya Kanbara | Koji Minamoto | J.P. Shibayama | Tommy Himi | Zoe Orimoto | Koichi Kimura|
|Other characters:||Bokomon | Neemon | Celestial Digimon | Gotsumon | Sorcermon | Ten Legendary Warriors | Katsuharu, Teppei, Chiaki, Teruo, and Angemon | Other characters|
|Villains:||Grumblemon | Ranamon | Arbormon | Mercurymon | Duskmon | Cherubimon | Royal Knights | Lucemon | Murmukusmon and Ornismon|
|Warriors:||Darkness | Earth | Flame | Ice | Light | Steel | Thunder | Water | Wind | Wood|
|Other media:||Island of Lost Digimon | Things That Want To Be Told | Digimon Battle Spirit 2|
|Relationships:||Takuya Kanbara | Koji Minamoto | J.P. Shibayama | Tommy Himi | Zoe Orimoto | Koichi Kimura|
|See also:||Digimon | Digital World | DigiDestined | D-Tector | Fractal Code | Holy Ring | Digi-Egg | List of episodes|