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Wormmon
(ワームモン)
Wormmon

Voice actor(s):Naozumi Takahashi (Japanese)
Paul St. Peter (English)
Partner(s):Ken Ichijouji
Digivolution
FreshLeafmon
In-TrainingMinomon
RookieWormmon
ChampionStingmon
UltimateDinobeemon[1] Jewelbeemon
MegaGranKuwagamon[2]
Armor Digivolution
Bucchiemon (Digi-Egg of Kindness)
DNA Digivolution (+ ExVeemon)
UltimatePaildramon
MegaImperialdramon
MegaImperialdramon Fighter Mode
MegaImperialdramon Paladin Mode


Wormmon is a Digimon creature from the Japanese Digimon media franchise that comprises anime, manga, toys, video games, trading card games and other media.

"Wormmon" is the name that all members of this particular Digimon species share. There are several different Wormmon that appear in various Digimon anime and manga series.

Wormmon's name is derived from the word "worm", which is often also used as a term to describe the larval form of insects.

Appearance

Wormmon is a small green worm-like creature. Like a real insect, Wormmon possesses the ability to adhere to surfaces and is also able to generate silk from its mouth.

Description

Wormmon is a main character in Digimon Adventure 02, and also appears in the movie Diablomon Strikes Back.

Wormmon's story begun when a young Ken Ichijouji was sucked into the Digital World for the first time via his brother's computer. Ken, along with Ryo Akiyama, traveled together with their Digimon through the Digital World desert, where they battled and defeated Millenniummon. With its death, Millenniummon released the Dark Spores, one of which burrowed inside Ken's neck.

The next time Wormmon met Ken, the boy had assumed the guise of the Digimon Emperor. Although Ken, as the Digimon Emperor, treated Wormmon cruelly; Wormmon still chose to stand by him out of friendship and loyalty. However, when Kimeramon was finally created and went on a swathe of destruction across the Digital World, Wormmon finally decided to make a final attempt to save Ken by disobeying him. Wormmon led Davis and Veemon to the Digi-Egg of Miracles, which turned Veemon into Magnamon. Ken still refusing to give up and with Magnamon losing, Wormmon took drastic measures and surrendered all its life force to Magnamon. This gave Magnamon enough power to kill Kimeramon, but it cost Wormmon its life. This last noble act, however, was enough to finally make Ken realize his evil doings and resign from them.

Wormmon was reborn as a Digi-Egg in Primary Village and reunited with his partner Ken. Ken then vowed to fix the damage he had caused, but discovered that he was only being used by Arukenimon to establish the Control Spires. To fight the monsters created from the towers, Wormmon achieved the power to Digivolve to his champion form - Stingmon. The two became official members of the team when Stingmon merged with ExVeemon to form Paildramon. With Azulongmon's power, Paildramon was later able to Digivolve further into Imperialdramon.

  • Trivia: Of all the protagonist Digimon of Digimon Adventure 02, Wormmon is the only one to have the Virus attribute; in fact, Wormmon was the first known Virus type partner Digimon in the Digimon anime series. He is also the only one to be able to digivolve to the champion level when a control spire is present.

Wormmon shares another DNA digivolution with Veemon, Dinobeemon, whose body is dominated by Stingmon. This form is not shown in the series. He also has an armor digivolution with the Digiegg of Kindness, Puchieemon, which is only seen in the CD drama.

Attacks

  • Silk Thread: Shoots a thick strand of thread.
  • Sticky Net (ネバネバネット): Makes a net to immobilize enemies.

Other Forms

The name "Wormmon" refers to only the rookie form of this Digimon. Throughout the series, Wormmon gains the ability to Digivolve into a number of more powerful forms (each with a different name). The rookie form, however, is its most common and preferred form.

Leafmon

Leafmon

Leafmon (リーフモン)

Leafmon is the fresh form of Wormmon. Leafmon first appears in Digimon Adventure 02 episode 23, when Ken found him in Primary Village. He also appeared when Paildramon loses so much power that Wormmon and Veemon are no longer able to maintain their Rookie forms, though this is rectified once digivolving into Imperialdramon via Azulongmon's cores allowing him to assume his rookie form regardless of how high the evolution and energy loss.

Leafmon is small and green, and has a long tail resembling a leaf. This is where the name "Leafmon" comes from. It has two small ears on its round head and a pink pacifier. Like most baby level Digimon, Leafmon has small black eyes and two round pink cheeks under its eyes. Once Ken was freed from the evil that overtook him as the Digimon Emperor, Wormmon returned to Ken in this form and subsequently digivolved back into Minomon.

Attacks

  • Bubble Blow (Acid Bubbles): Fires bubbles from its mouth.

Minomon

Minomon

Minomon (ミノモン)

Minomon is Wormmon's In-Training form. The name "Minomon" comes from the Japanese word "minomushi", which refers to the larval form of an insect called "minoga".

Minomon sometimes appears when Wormmon is forced to de-digivolve after a particularly difficult battle, or if he regresses to Leafmon and digivolves back again in the real world.

Attacks

  • Pincone Attack (Pinecone): An attack that involves shooting pine cone projectiles at its enemies.

Pucchiemon

Pucchiemon is the Armor Digivolved form of Wormmon through the Digi-Egg of Kindness. Wormmon gained the ability Armor Digivolves to Pucchiemon in the CD drama Digimon Adventure 02: Michi e no Armor Shinka to stop Davis from harming Veemon.

Attacks

  • Heartner Beam
  • Love and Fire
  • Love Lazer

Stingmon

Stingmon

Stingmon (スティングモン)

Stingmon is Wormmon's natural champion form. Stingmon first appeared when Arukenimon began her reign of terror by creating fake Digimon out of Control Spires. At first, Stingmon and Ken worked alone to destroy these Digimon and the Control Spires, but eventually they teamed up with the other DigiDestined. Stingmon made his first appearance when one of the Control Spire Digimon, Thundermon, attacked Primary Village.

Unlike his earlier form Wormmon, Stingmon is a formidable fighter with a cool and collected personality.

Attacks

  • Spiking Strike (Spiking Finish): The spikes on Stingmon's shoulders stand up and a pink energy spike on his forearm activates. Stingmon uses this spike to vaporize his enemies.
  • Insect Lord (Bug Ki): Stingmon releases a swarm of insects that have stinger on their abdomens, and attacks the enemy.

Paildramon

Paildramon

Paildramon (パイルドラモン Pairudoramon?)

Paildramon is an Ultimate level digimon who is the Ultimate form of Veemon and DNA of Stingmon and Exveemon in season 2, combining the features and attributes of an Insectoid type Digimon with that of a Dragon type. Some of his recognizable parts are ExVeemon's wings, lower legs, and tail; and Stingmon's hands and body, or he looks like ExVeemon wearing Stingmon as body armor.

Wormmon and Veemon are the first of the second generation DigiDestined Digimon to achieve DNA Digivolution. When Ken's former base threatened to explode, Arukenimon attempted to stop the DigiDestined with an Okuwamon she had created. Ken had been willing to throw away his life to undo the damage he caused, but Davis managed to convince him to get over what he did in the past and keep living. At that instant, when the hearts of Davis and Ken were beating as one, ExVeemon and Stingmon were able to merge and form Paildramon.

Paildramon was strong enough to destroy Okuwamon and stop the detonation of Ken's base. For a while, Paildramon was the only ultimate digimon on the DigiDestined's team, and was a valuable ally in their fight against Arukenimon, Mummymon, and later BlackWarGreymon.

Attacks

  • Desperado Blaster: Fires energy bullets from the weapons on his hips.
  • Cable Catcher (Esgreamer): Fires off his claws and binds his enemy like wires.
  • Sting Strike : Attacks with the spikes on his arms, hitting the enemy hard

Imperialdramon

Imperialdramon

Imperialdramon (インペリアルドラモン)

Imperialdramon is a mega level Digimon who is the alternate mega form of Veemon. Around Christmas time, Veemon and Wormmon were given power from one of the DigiCores of Azulongmon. This allowed them, as Paildramon, to Digivolve further into Imperialdramon. Imperialdramon's enormous power allowed him to help send digimon who had been appearing in the Real World back to the Digimon World.

Imperialdramon was also responsible for transporting the DigiDestined around the world so they could help the DigiDestined of other countries. It was through Imperialdramon that MaloMyotismon was finally destroyed at the very end of Digimon Adventure 02.

Attacks

  • Positron Laser: Fires a huge laser blast from the cannon on his back.

Imperialdramon Fighter Mode

ImperialdramonFighter

Imperialdramon Fighter Mode (インペリアルドラモン・ファイターモード)

Imperialdramon Fighter Mode is the mega form, besides UlforceVeedramon, of Veemon. The Fighter Mode gives Imperialdramon a more human shape and more precise control over his immense power, said to triple it.

This form was first achieved in Episode 43 of Digimon Adventure 02. When the evil Digimon Daemon and its Daemon Corps appeared, Imperialdramon was frozen by SkullSatamon. To free Imperialdramon, the Digimon of the older DigiDestined De-Digivolved from their Ultimate forms and gave their remaining power to Imperialdramon, triggering the Mode Change.

Imperialdramon Fighter Mode was powerful enough to kill SkullSatamon in an instant before he slew numerous children inside a school bus, fight Daemon and seal him in the dark ocean, and finally destroy MaloMyotison with his Giga Crusher.

Attacks

  • Positron Laser: Fires a huge purple laser from the cannon on his arm.
  • Splendor Blade: Imperialdramon slashes at his enemies with blades of energy made within the "spikes" on his arm armor.
  • Giga Crusher (Giga Death): Transforms the Positron Laser cannon on his arm into a bigger cannon held by both arms which fires a powerful purple blast on his enemy,Caused when the international digidestined group together and use their digivices to give him power to open up the giga crusher laser, used to destroy MaloMyotismon. By Movie 4 (Revenge of Diaboromon) he can fire the same attack when the dragon mouth on his chest opens up to fire a white spherical version, inflicting immense damage.

Imperialdramon Paladin Mode

ImperialdramonPaladin

Imperialdramon Paladin Mode (インペリアルドラモン・パラディンモード)

Imperialdramon Paladin Mode is an even more powerful alternate form of Imperialdramon, achieved after Omnimon gave Imperialdramon Fighter Mode his power.

Imperialdramon Paladin Mode appears in the Digimon movie Diablomon Strikes Back, or Revenge of Diaboromon (English version). Imperialdramon Fighter Mode had been fighting Armageddemon using his Giga Crusher attack. However, it was not strong enough, and ended up injured in Armageddemon's counterattack. Omnimon, who had already been badly injured by Armageddemon, gave his remaining energy to Imperialdramon. Omnimon's arms separated from his main body to become Agumon and Gabumon again, while his main body became the Omni Sword. Imperialdramon Fighter Mode, wielding this sword, turned into Imperialdramon Paladin Mode and defeated Armageddemon. Imperialdramon Paladin Mode loses all aspects of one of its original Digimon, Stingmon; fans have noted Paladin mode looks more like a Veemon and Omnimon DNA digivolution.

Attacks

  • Omni Sword (Omega Blade): Strikes his opponents with his Holy Blade. The Sword contains Omnimon's power.

Trivia

  • In the Digimon Adventure 02 CD drama The Road to Armor Evolution (道へのアーマー進化, Michi e no Armor Shinka), Ken uses the Digi-Egg of Kindness to Armor Digivolve Wormmon into Bucchiemon.


References


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