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Digimon X Evolution is a stand alone film, completely unrelated to any Digimon anime, instead being loosely inspired by the Digimon Chronicle storyline. It is notable for being the first Digimon anything without any humans (the later Digimon World 4 also didn't have any humans, and it used sequences from this movie for its intro).

This movie further differs from the rest of Digimon in that it was done completely in CGI and has never been dubbed into English, possibly relating to either how it was produced at a point when the franchise was in limbo in the western world, or for its heightened level of violence. A fandub is currently being developed, but it is still very much a work in progress, with only three parts completed and uploaded onto YouTube.

The Digital World has become overpopulated and Yggdrasil, the super computer in charge of overseeing the Digital World has relocated. He takes his Royal Knights and a select few of the Digimon to a new world, and then unleashes a virus to destroy all life on the original Digital World. However, several Digimon develop the X-Antibody, an immunity against the virus. This antibody not only make them immune from the virus, but also changed the Digimon who possessed it into more powerful forms, becoming X-Antibody Digimon.

After the virus runs its course, several of the X-Antibody Digimon manage to find their way to the new digital world. Yggdrasil then orders his Royal Knights to destroy them. The movie then focuses around Omegamon, Dukemon, Magnamon, and Alphamon, four of the thirteen Royal Knights, as they try and come to terms with the orders given to them by Yggdrasil.

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Tropes present in Digimon X Evolution:

  • All There in the Manual: If you didn't know a Mushmon was a Mushmon or a Tyranomon was a Tyranomon, you'd need to look those up yourself - unlike any other Digimon movie or show, names are almost never called out, nor are there handy subtitles or cue cards telling you who's who. Hell, it's difficult to find the name of the main character! [1]
  • Art Shift: Unlike all the other Digimon series, this movie uses CGI animation instead of the normal hand drawn style.
  • Back From the Dead: Several characters come back from the dead, usually getting a new X-Antibody. And usually coming back unexplained.
  • Badass: Alphamon
    • Omegamon X and Dukemon X also qualify.
    • MetalGarurumon X and WarGreymon X are pretty badass too, even taking on Omegamon at one point, and they actually gave him a run for his money.
      • Simply put? If you can name the Digimon without looking them up (with the exception of Alphamon), then they have a badass moment in this movie.
  • Bash Brothers: WarGreymon X and MetalGarurumon X
  • BFS: Alphamon, full stop. Almost crosses into Improbable Weapon User as his sword looks more like an ax... that's as tall as he is.
    • Dukemon X gets one, as well. It doubles over with Laser Sword.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Repeatedly. WarGreymon X, MetalGarurumon X, and especially Dukemon X.
  • Children Are Innocent: Pretty much the entire point of Tokomon.
  • Curb Stomp Battle: When Omegamon and Alphamon go to confront Yggdrasil, they get attacked by one of his monsters. Omegamon attacks head on, and gets his ass handed to him for awhile. Cue Alphamon jumping in and defeating the thing in less then ten seconds.
    • May have two options for you to decide on why this happens

 1. Omegamon went in for the kill with his sword, and gets batted away. Alphamon kills him because he used a ranged attack

2. It was because Alphamon and Death-X-DORUgoramon were made from the same data

  • Earn Your Happy Ending: Alphamon had to kill himself and allow Omegamon to delete everything in order to achieve the happy ending.
  • The End of the World as We Know It: Brought to you courtesy of Yggdrasil.
  • Enemy Without: Alphamon realizes during his fight with Death-X-DORUgoramon, that they are connected. So what does he do? He impales Yggdrasil and himself on his sword, effectively killing them both.
  • Everything Fades: Aversion, here the dead leave their bodies behind. This is really important
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: ALL DELETE
  • Hey, It's That Voice!: Omegamon is Captain Falcon and Dukemon is Goku. Additionally, most characters who appeared in a previous Digimon series (save Omegamon, who previously had no speaking role) are reprised by their former voice actor - so WarGreymon X is Chika Sakamoto, MetalGarurumon X is Mayumi Yamaguchi, and the aforementioned Dukemon.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Alphamon performs one in order to defeat [Death-X-DORUgoramon. This is also how Omegamon gets his X-Antibody.
    • MetalGarurumon X pulls this off to save Tokomon; giving him his X-Antibody.
  • Kick the Dog: Omegamon seems to excel in this. Before being stopped by WarGreymon X and MetalGarurumon X he spent a notable amount of time smacking around DORUmon and Tokomon.
    • Arguably subverted. Omegamon starts inner monologuing about how much he doesn't like attacking the two, showing he has some sense of morality.
  • Killed Off for Real: Anyone infected with the X-Program who doesn't develop an X-Antibody and accordingly evolve to their X variant. Also, Leomon. Again.
  • Knight Templar / My Master, Right or Wrong: Omegamon seems to be leaning towards this. It's unclear if he does what he does is due to his own zealotry or if he's just that devoted to Yggdrasil.
  • No Flow in CGI: Though they did give Omegamon and Dukemon their signature badass capes, they're awkwardly animated to a fairly visible extent. Similarly, DORUmon's fur.
  • The Plague: The X-Program.
  • Rage Against the Reflection: DORUmon has a little of this after he's evolved to DORUgreymon; shockingly similar, and with good reason, to the Death-X-DORUgreymon attacking the rebel Digimon.
  • Reset Button: Yggdrasil's plans involve hitting the entire Digital World's reset button.
    • It's never really made clear if Yggdrasil is hitting the Reset Button or just flat out destroying the world in an effort to save itself.
    • Omegamon X ultimately hits the button himself during his final assault on Yggdrasil.
  • Redshirt Army: The Tyranomon and Triceramon X that Omegamon annihilates, and the Mushmon during the battle with the Death-XDORUgreymon.
  • Rewarded as a Traitor Deserves
  • Running Gag: X-Evolution sets an internal record for the fastest Leomon death in any Digimon continuity - it offs a Leomon in the first three minutes. This one doesn't even get physically hurt to cause the death.
  • Sacrificial Lamb: Leomon dies, again. His death in the very first scene makes him a Lamb instead of his usual Sacrificial Lion.
  • Shout-Out: Well, some are pretty obvious, others not so much, and there are plenty of internal Digimon ones.
  • The Worf Effect: It appears to be set up twice for Alphamon but it turns out his greater success in battle compared to the established Digimon may not have anything to do with his strength, nor that of the enemy's.
  • Thanatos Gambit: Dukemon, which fought Omegamon and purposely allows himself to be killed. This achieves three goals: Making Omegamon doubt his master openly for the first time, covertly investigate Yggdrasil actions and get himself an upgrade (the X-antibody) in order to be revived. "There's something I wanted to check" indeed, since it's gambit was so awesome it included coming back from the dead in a way which wasn't predicted by the overseers of the Digital World (Yggdrasil and the Royal Knights).
  • Third Person Person: I, Dukemon, spoke like this. Just like he did in the original Digimon Tamers, making it a Shout-Out, too.
  • Took a Level In Badass: Literally. Compare and contrast Dorumon: Child Level and The Woobie -- and his evolution, Alphamon: Ultimate Level and Badass.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Magnamon. All (s)he wants to do is her/his job; unfortunately, that means siding with Yggdrasil in destroying/resetting the world. Same could go for Omegamon, since he believes that Digimon with an X-Antibody are corrupted monsters bent on destroying everything (maybe). Guess who destroys the most: Omegamon in his final action in the movie, hitting the Reset Button with his All Delete attack and accordingly wiping out everyone still alive, himself included...

Notes

  1. Until he evolves to Alphamon, Dorumon's name is mentioned only once or twice, and only by the Royal Knights when Dorumon himself is nowhere in sight.
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