| BlackWarGreymon's Destiny |
(BlackWarGreymon no Fūin)
| (Ja:) Fuji Television|
(En:) Saban Entertainment
|Airdate|| (Ja:) March 4, 2001|
(En:) May 12, 2001
|Written by|| (Ja:) Genki Yoshimura|
(En:) Rebecca Forstadt
|Directed by||(Ja:) Takenori Kawada|
| Chief Anim.|
The group continues to keep an eye on the spore-infected children, while Cody's grandfather stumbles upon Armadillomon, only to reveal some shocking secrets of his own.
Gabumon, Biyomon, Tentomon, Palmon, and Gomamon are in the Digital World in the freezing wind and snow trying to secure the gate to Highton View Terrace, though they acknowledge that what they have planned is a temporary solution. Back in the real world, the DigiDestined are keeping an eye out for the children infected with the Dark Spores.
Meanwhile, Cody's grandfather hears the table creaking and investigates only to have Armadillomon take the prune juice away from him. Although he is shocked, he is not surprised to know about the Digital World somewhat, and explains to Cody how his father would spend hours spending time looking at the TV screen, seeing creatures from the Digital World. Cody's mother asks him to stay home after the last few days of seeing the Digimon attacks, but his grandfather assures her that he will be fine.
Arukenimon, Mummymon, and Oikawa are at their run-down hideout contemplating their next move as Noriko becomes more and more frustrated, especially after being asked by her mother for her help.
Elsewhere, Cody and Armadillomon meet up with Yolei and Hawkmon, who are ready to take a break from watching for the Dark Spore kids. But just as Yolei and Hawkmon leave for their break, Noriko is heard screaming at her mother again, only louder and angrier than before. Cody and Armadillomon investigate, but soon, Oikawa makes a surprise entrance. He says that the Dark Spore is making progress inside Noriko, saying to Cody that she will become superior; however, Cody disputes it with claims on what a superior being really is. Oikawa notices the word "Hida" on Cody's bag, causing him to remember Hiroki, his childhood friend. Cody recognizes that name as his father's. Yolei and Hawkmon quickly come back to Cody and Armadillomon just as Arukenimon and Mummymon arrive on the scene, and prepare to take care of them. But Oikawa yells at them to go away, and the three villains retreat for the time being.
Oikawa stands alone on a bridge, thinking about how Hiroki and Cody are similar in so many ways. He then pays a visit to Hiroki's grave and shows the image of his creations: Arukenimon and Mummymon in their Digimon forms. Their voices, as well as BlackWarGreymon's taunt him.
That night, Arukenimon and Mummymon are at a playground, fuming after Oikawa forced them to retreat instead of battling Cody and Armadillomon. Arukenimon assures Mummymon that they will get to the bottom of what's happening with him.
The next day, Cody prepares to leave when he asks his grandfather a question about his father being a good guy as he met Oikawa the previous day. In another part of Highton View Terrace, Ken and Wormmon follow Noriko and try to reason with her, but she refuses to listen. Davis and Cody meet up with Ken just as she experiences great pain and screams in horror. A Dark Flower blooms on Noriko's head just as the now transformed Arukenimon and Mummymon arrive with Oikawa. Veemon and Wormmon Digivolve to ExVeemon and Stingmon, and quickly DNA Digivolve to Paildramon to attack Arukenimon and Mummymon. However, Arukenimon knocks him out of the way as Oikawa begins to make a run for it with Noriko in tow. Armadillomon Armor Digivolves to Digmon to try and stop them, but Mummymon's Snake Bandage and Arukenimon's Acid Mist attacks quickly force him to degenerate.
Oikawa harvests Noriko's Dark Flower and absorbs the power, though Cody is clearly angered by what Oikawa's doing. Oikawa begins to glow in a dark purple aura as BlackWarGreymon suddenly arrives. WarGreymon, who had just Warp Digivolved senses his presence and flies over to his location. BlackWarGreymon attacks Arukenimon and Mummymon with his Terra Destroyer just as WarGreymon arrives on the scene. WarGreymon advises BlackWarGreymon of the impending danger as he continues his conversation with Oikawa from Duel of the WarGreymon. He reasons with him just as Yolei, T.K. and Kari arrive. A moment later, Cody's grandfather arrives and talks to Oikawa as well.
But unfortunately, just as Oikawa is about to come to his senses, the power infecting Oikawa from the Dark Spore causes him to scream out in pain, and prepares to destroy Cody's grandfather. But just as he's about to get hit, BlackWarGreymon rushes in front of him and takes the full blast, clearly wounding him, much to Paildramon and WarGreymon's shock. Cody is awestruck at how far BlackWarGreymon was willing to go to protect someone just as a visage of the entity within Oikawa is seen, letting off a familiar evil laugh that BlackWarGreymon recognizes, much to his horror. BlackWarGreymon sees that it is controlling Oikawa just before he flees the scene and declares his wish to go to the Digital World. BlackWarGreymon admits that his body won't last any longer, but he know he still has to do something. Despite the protests from Paildramon and WarGreymon to save his strength, BlackWarGreymon decides to use his own body to seal the Highton View Terrace Gate as he flies high into the sky and disintegrates after letting out one final roar with his remaining strength. Everyone sees that BlackWarGreymon was a hero as WarGreymon is hit especially hard by his noble sacrifice.
BlackWarGreymon's symbol can be seen in the Digital World were it was discovered by Gabumon, Biyomon, Palmon, Tentomon and Gomamon. Agumon's voice can be heard, thanking BlackWarGreymon for his noble sacrifice and he will never forget him as a true friend and a hero.
(Numbers indicate order of appearance. Bolded characters are fought by the protagonist(s), and italicized characters feature non-explicitly, e.g. voice, silhouette, image.)
(Number indicates order of occurrence.)
Cody: "How could they'd made a choice!? You're lying! They've been brainwashed! You made them all a bunch of false promises! You say they're going to become a superior being and you don't even know what that means! A superior being is someone who cares for the others!"
- —Cody gives Oikawa a piece of his mind.
Oikawa: "If there was only some way I could show you the virtual beings I created. You'd understand what I'm about to accomplish. I made digital copies of my own DNA. The copies were computer generated into solid images of my own genetic essence."
Arukenimon's Voice: "Well, you'll never win a beauty contest."
Mummymon's Voice: "But after all, it's what's inside that counts. And that's not much."
Oikawa: "What are you trying to tell me?"
Both: "You're horrid and empty, so get over it."
Oikawa: "You're baiting me, now stop it!"
Arukenimon's Voice: "What's the matter, afraid to face the truth?"
Mummymon's Voice: "We represent the essence of your ugliness."
Both: "We're living your nightmare!"
BlackWarGreymon's Voice: "You are just a foreign object."
Oikawa: "You're wrong!!"
- ―Oikawa is really starting to lose it.
Mummymon: "I can't help but remember that conversation with BlackWarGreymon. He is a Digimon and Oikawa is a human and what do we suppose to be? Chopped Liver? Virtual Viruses? Horror film Wannabes? I'm telling you my dear this is giving me a vast feeling of inferiority.."
Arukenimon: "Did I mention you're thouroughly pathetic when you whine? We'll get to the bottom of it. In the meantime quit your harping. You're exasperating me.."
- —Arukennimon and Mummymon's last heart to heart talk moment.
Oikawa: "You're perfectly right about being alone. We're both doomed to remain this way forever.. There isn't any other choice."
BlackWarGreymon: "He is controlling you! This changes everything!"
Oikawa: "You're very perceptive for someone so narrow minded. I have to harvest all the Dark Spores in order to fulfill my deepest desire. I always wanted to go to the Digital World.."
- — Oikawa's one simple yet catastrophic wish.
BlackWarGreymon: "He must not be allowed into the Digital World ever again!"
WarGreymon: "What do you mean, 'again'?"
- ―BlackWarGreymon hints that a greater evil is dwelling within Oikawa.
"My strength is my final gift to you, my friends. I will seal the Highton View Terrace gate with my own body."
- ―In the end, BlackWarGreymon does something noble.
T.K.: "He always wanted to do something meaningful with his life."
Cody: "I'd say this definitely qualifies."
WarGreymon: "BlackWarGreymon... BlackWarGreymon! BLACKWARGREYMON!!!"
- —The group is taken aback by BlackWarGreymon's sacrifice, especially WarGreymon.
"Thank you, BlackWarGreymon. You're a true friend and I'll never forget you."
- —Agumon thanking BlackWarGreymon as a true friend.
- In the English dub, after BlackWarGreymon has sealed the main gate and his silhouette is shown in the Digital World, Agumon can be heard talking despite being in the real world and being WarGreymon at the time.
- Oikawa's flashbacks originally had no speaking.
- In the original Japanese episode, Oikawa hits Cody to keep him away from Noriko.
- The episode originally had the narrator speaking at the end.
- An image of File Island is shown during a flashback of Cody's father playing a video game.
- Cody announces the episode title in the Japanese episode.