|“||For I am Devimon, ultimate ruler of the demon underworld. You must obey my every command.||„|
Devimon, known as Darkmon in Japanese version, is one of the main antagonists in the Digimon universe. He serves as the main antagonist for the first twelve episodes in the Digimon Adventure anime, and serves as the first main antagonist in the 2020 reboot of Digimon Adventure, as leader of the Dark Digimon. Devimon is also a minor antagonist in Digimon Adventure 02 and Digimon Fusion. Devimon is a Champion Digimon, although a very powerful one, rivaled only by Angemon.
Digimon Adventure 01
Devimon discovered the Black Gears and implanted them in good Digimon to turn them evil. Victims included Meramon, Andromon, Monzaemon, Unimon, Frigimon, Mojyamon, Centarumon, Whamon, and Drimogemon. The most notable of his victims was Leomon; while Leomon and Ogremon were fighting, Devimon commanded them to work for him. It took little convincing to get Ogremon on his side; however, Leomon was a good Digimon so he refused to work for Devimon and attacked him, until Devimon used the Touch of Evil to brainwash Leomon, turning him evil.
As the Digidestined were inside the imaginary hotel (created by Devimon), Devimon prepares his henchmen to attack the Digidestined. Tai and Agumon were eventually cornered by Ogremon and the brainwashed Leomon, and also confronted by Devimon. Devimon used his power to break File Island apart and scatter it all over the sea. The brainwashed Leomon attempts to take Tai out, but a Digivice fell and flashed at Leomon, managing to free him from Devimon’s control. Devimon tries to send the Digidestined and their Digimon to their doom, but Leomon attacks Devimon, saving them from their deaths. While Leomon helps Tai and Agumon escape from Devimon, the demon brainwashes Leomon again. After fighting off several Digimon, most of them victims of the Black Gears, the Digidestined (minus Joe and Sora) fought Leomon at Primary Village, where Leomon was attacked by more Black Gears, making him bigger and stronger. But they drove all the evil out with their Digivices. Leomon told them that the only way to restore File Island to normal was to defeat Devimon.
Naturally, the Digidestined chose to attack him. Back at his secret Castle atop Infinity Mountain, Devimon absorbed Ogremon and all the Black Gears, transforming into a much bigger form. Although they were able to get some shots in, Devimon gained the advantage over all of them, using powers of pure evil. Leomon was sent flying far away by Ogremon, who kept on jumping out of Devimon's chest. Devimon eventually turned to TK, whose Digimon Patamon had not participated in the fight due to his inability to Digivolve.
It was said that the smallest Digidestined would destroy him, so Devimon tried to crush TK but Patamon jumped in front of him and was caught in Devimon's fist. However, it was at that moment that Patamon Digivolved into Angemon. In the classic angel vs devil battle, Angemon knocked Ogremon out of Devimon and put all his power into a Hand of Fate attack, which he used to destroy Devimon. As he was dying, he warns Angemon that more evil is everywhere and laughs one last time. Angemon was destroyed as well, but was reborn as a Digi-egg. The next time he became Angemon again was to fight the even more sinister Myotismon.
Digimon Adventure 02
When the Digimon Emperor extracts DNA from Digimon to make Kimeramon, he enters the Dark Whirlpool, where he finds the broken remains of Devimon (who is said to have created the Whirlpool) and absorbs him, ignoring his warning that he cannot control the power of darkness. The Dark Whirlpool is believed to be caused by Devimon. Devimon's voice continues to taunt the Digimon Emperor, and his influence causes Kimeramon to rebel against him, but he is once again destroyed when Magnamon obliterates Kimeramon.
The exact nature of his reappearance is unclear. It could be that, like Wizardmon and Myotismon, he became a ghost after his death and haunted the ocean, creating the whirlpool via the powers of darkness. It is also possible that the Dark Whirlpool leads to the Dark Area (Digimon hell), and Devimon somehow opened the portal from within (supported by the ghostly apparitions appearing in the whirlpool).
Digimon Adventure tri.
When the Digimon Emperor summoned Devimon to attack MagnaAngemon.
In Digimon Fusion, an army of Devimon served one of the Dark Generals; NeoMyotismon, along with his female version, LadyDevimon. they along with the army of LadyDevimon were absorbed by NeoMyotismon so NeoMyotismon could become NeoMyotismon Darkness Mode and they were all destroyed along with the LadyDevimons when NeoMyotismon was destroyed by Shoutmon DX.
Digimon Adventure (2020)
Devimon serves as a major antagonist in the reboot of Digimon Adventure, and serves as one of the Dark Digimon.
Devimon first appears as a silhouette talking to Ogremon to attack the Digidestined. During the fight with Greymon and Ogremon, Devimon sends a miasma-controlled MetalTyrannomon to attack the Digidestined.
After Nidhoggmon's destruction, Devimon appears as a fragment of sand to mock the Yamato and Taichi and sends the other Digidestined back to Real World in Tokyo. He sends his agents, Velgemon, Calmaramon, and SkullKnightmon to deal with Yamato and Taichi and their Digimon partners (Calmaramon actually to deal with the other DigiDestined Digimon partners).
After Velgemon was defeated, Devimon summons Splashmon to deal With Yamato, Taichi, Takeru, and their Digimon partners while SkullKnightmon takes the opportunity to seal Angemon’s Digi-Egg inside Devimon's castle (which later turns out to be ElDradimon. With Splashmon destroyed by MetalGreymon, Taichi, Yamato, Takeru, Agumon, and Gabumon arrive to Devimon's tower and come face to face with SkullKnightmon. Devimon supports SkullKnightmon by digivolving him into AxeKnightmon. After WereGarurumon and Angemon's Digi-egg's light obliterates AxeKnightmon, Devimon decides to confront the Digidestined.
Devimon seems to have the upper hand against MetalGreymon and WereGarurumon, and Millenniummon transforms him into NeoDevimon. NeoDevimon puts up an even greater fight against MetalGreymon and WereGarurumon, but thanks to the remaining Digidestined’s partner Digimon who manage to destroy the obelisk inside the Network, NeoDevimon becomes weakened and was beaten by MetalGreymon’s Giga Destoyer attack. However, AxeKnightmon (who has survived the wreckage of the tower from earlier) uses Moon=Millenniummon’s\ power to the wounded NeoDevimon and Digivolve him to DoneDevimon.
Taichi and Yamato, MetalGreymon and WereGarurumon assault DoneDevimon. Taichi pushes Yamato off of MetalGreymon to protect him from being possessed. MetalGreymon and Taichi get possessed, causing them both to go berserk and fight harder against DoneDevimon. Despite those attempted efforts, the possessed Taichi manages to be devoured by DoneDevimon. Enraged, MetalGreymon dark Digivolves briefly to a corrupted glowing red, cannon-less Machinedramon and attacks DoneDevimon in fury, but DoneDevimon still seems to have the upper hand. Tokomon, having had enough of Agumon’s suffering and briefly warp digivolves to Angemon to stop Agumon’s rampage. Agumon warp digivolves into a glowing light figure version of WarGreymon to defeat DoneDevimon, freeing Taichi and saving his life.
Sometime later, while Taichi and the other Digidestined with their partners are trapped in a weird dimension by Sakkakumon, Devimon reappears inside Sakkakumon, confronts Takeru and Angemon and attacks them. It is revealed that Devimon was born when Angemon was trapped in the miasma swamp, becoming an entity and is actually Angemon’s shadow reflected in the darkness, who only seeks power. Devimon also reveals that as long as Angemon exists, he can revive and be virtually indestructible.
Angemon and Devimon engage in a fight and seemingly defeats him, but Devimon regenerates as a gigantic figure of himself and creates clones of himself to overpower Angemon. Devimon almost manages to succeed in corrupting Angemon into a miniature NeoDevimon to attack Takeru, but Takeru’s hope rescues him and frees him from the corruption. Angemon finally manages to defeat Devimon by absorbing his shadow back into himself for good, before Digivolving to MagnaAngemon to collapse the dimension of Sakkakumon. While Devimon is sealed inside of MagnaAngemon, his consciousness still lingers inside of him.
Devimon later appears to Takeru and Patamon in a dream to warn them that he can sense the Great Catastrophe coming. Addressing Patamon as his old friend and switching between his Rookie, Champion, Ultimate and Mega forms, Devimon warns them that he can sense the "sound that once drove the world mad" happening again and that when the Great Catastrophe comes, it will suck up everything into a white void, including both hope and despair. Despite their confidence, Devimon doesn't believe that even the Digidestined can stop what's coming. At the end of the conversation, DoneDevimon disintegrates into pieces that float away, admitting to Takeru and Patamon that he wants to see them try to stop the Great Catastrophe. After the two reveal the conversation to Hikari and Gatomon, Gatomon recalls that Devimon had been experimenting with digivolution which the Vademon had later used to resurrect Millenniummon and that when Devimon used it himself to become NeoDevimon, it drove him insane. In both cases, it led to nothing but destruction. Gatomon realizes that something else was behind Devimon's actions, pushing everything along from behind the scenes.
After Negamon is released and begins the Great Catastrophe, Takeru and Patamon recall Devimon's warning about the white void that everything will be sucked into.
As the DigiDestined send WarGreymon and MetalGarurumon the power to DNA digivolve into Omnimon, a shadowy image of DanDevimon emerges from Seraphimon and frees him from the clutches of Abaddomon before turning into Devimon. Devimon declares that he hears the voices resonating beyond the world and gathering hope, declaring that despite the destruction in sight, the light of hope glows bright, creating a miracle. Devimon declares that the whim of those who are shadows must also be the same as SkullKnightmon appears over Ophanimon. As Devimon fades away with a black feather dropping in front of Seraphimon, he calls Seraphimon his dear old friend, realizing that this is the answer that Seraphimon has reached to Devimon's earlier question about whether hope is just as indestructible as despair.
A Fallen Angel type Digimon who wraps his body in jet-black clothes. He was originally a pro-brilliant Angemon, but soon the space of the Digital World became distorted, and he fell into the newly-formed Dark Area and became the demonic Digimon we see today. On his chest is embodied greatly a Mark of Evil, proof of his wicked wellbeing. He has a cunning and brutal nature, but he is also very superior and intelligent. It is said that should you be influenced into staring at his shining crimson-red eyes, he will control your mind. His special attack is "Death Claw", which stretches out his elasticized arms fully and stabs them into the opponent's heart.
Devimon resembles a classic devil figure. He has devil horns, black wings, and a slim body. He has red eyes, a devil symbol on his chest and black boots with designs on them. He has long arms and sharp claws.
As NeoDevimon, he resembles an advanced version of Devimon, and is the Ultimate form of Devimon. He wears a golden mask and six red eyes. His wings are now crimson red, he also has sharp golden claws and spiked boots.
As DoneDevimon, he is now a much stronger version of Devimon, and the Mega level of Devimon. His face is more hideous with a long snake-like tongue and now has large yellow eyes with no irises. He has lanky arms and legs, and his body is still slim. He wears a bat-winged like cape, and on top of his shoulders are two shadowy hands rising up.
Victims of the Black Gears
Agents in Digimon Adventure:
- Ogremon (reformed)
- SkullKnightmon (reformed as Gatomon)
Devimon’s Miasma Digimon Army
- The Touch of Evil (Death Claw in Japanese version)
- Evil Wing (Razor Wing in Japanese version)
- Hell Contract
- Death Hand
|“||Feel the Touch of Evil!||„|
|~ Devimon unleashing his Touch of Evil attack.|
|“||Don't expect me to play stupid games with you. I'm far too wise for that.||„|
|“||You have used up all your power. That wasn't very smart, Angemon! Now you're no use to anyone. You can't get away from the dark forces. Evil is everywhere, so don't savor your victory. There are other Digimon who are just as powerful as I am. Some of them are just stronger. I wonder what you'll do when you run into them. You haven't won at all! What a waste of time! Hahahaha....||„|
|~ Devimon laughing evilly as he was dying, also his last words.|
- Devimon's rookie form is Impmon, or DemiDevimon.
- In the 2020 anime, its Tsukaimon which is a darker version of Patamon.
- Devimon, Ultimate form is Myotismon, NeoDevimon, or SkullSatamon.
- Devimon can DNA Digivolve with Kabuterimon to form Kimeramon.
- Devimon is the dark form of Angemon.
- He was voiced by Tom Wyner in the English version of the anime.
- He was voiced by the late Kaneto Shiozawa in the Japanese version of Adventure and 02, who previously voiced Eis Shenron in the original Japanese version of Dragon Ball GT.
- He is voiced by Ryotaro Okiayu (who also voiced Crusadermon in Digimon Frontier, Grademon in Digimon Fusion and Phelesmon in Digimon Ghost Game) in the video game Digimon Adventure and in the reboot of Digimon Adventure.
- Devimon is the male counterpart of LadyDevimon
- He is shown in the intro of the first half of Season 1, but shortly after his death, he is replaced by Myotismon, who has been shown in the new intro of the second half of the season, during which Tai's sister Kari is involved.
- Devimon bears a striking resemblance to Black Shadow from the F-Zero series.
- His defeat is poetic and symbolic at it comes at the hands of an angel, where Devimon represents a demon or devil.
- Dan Devimon’s design is based upon Spider-Man’s enemies, Spawn and Venom in the Marvel comics.
- In the reboot of Digimon Adventure, Devimon was created from the shadow of Angemon, who was trapped in the miasma swamp, becoming an entity. As a result, he can never truly be destroyed as long as Angemon still exists. This was demonstrated after DoneDevimon’s demise, his body was resurrected by Sakakkumon.
- Devimon appears to be concerned enough about the Great Catastrophe that he goes so far as to warn TK and Patamon that he senses its coming even though he thinks that it can't be stopped.
- In the reboot of Digimon Adventure, Devimon refers to Patamon and by extension, Angemon, as "my old friend" while delivering his warning to him and TK. In this particular situation, Devimon's words do not appear to be mocking or taunting, indicating that he does in fact have a genuine fondness for his better half.