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Curse This Curse: Marcus' Bad Day
マサル人生最悪の日 いたずらソウルモン
(Masaru Jinsei Saiaku no Hi — Itazura Sourumon)
"The Worst Day of Masaru's Life — Mischievous Soulmon"
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Airdate (Ja:) June 4, 2006
(En:) November 26, 2007
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Marcus becomes the victim of strange coincidences, which Agumon claims are the doing of an invisible Digimon.


Marcus, Agumon, and Kristy are at Thomas's house for a friendly lunch.

At first, Kristy wants to leave since she didn't want Marcus to tag along, but Marcus keeps making rude and embarrassing comments, and using bad table manners. Kristy gets to her breaking point, and screams at Marcus. She wishes that Marcus would get embarrassed by slipping and falling, falling over a slime in public, getting hit with sticks, chased by a car, and get crushed by an oil tanker. While making her point, the lights and technology act differently, and Agumon believes he sees something. Kristy storms out, followed by Marcus and Agumon.

While chasing her, Marcus slips on a banana peel. While wondering how that connected with what Kristy said, Agumon points out how he saw a Digimon on Marcus. After a hissy with Agumon trying to hit it (but ends up hitting Marcus instead) Marcus and Thomas explain what happened at lunch, Thomas said that after teasing her, it made her more Sub-conscious. While Thomas said that he would fall over a sign, they walk past it, yet the Digimon inconspicuously moves the sign so that Marcus would fall because of it. Thomas begins to take Agumon's point seriously, and thinks that Kristy put a 'curse' on him. Marcus sees this as a joke; he walks along only to be tripped my rolling chopsticks that fell from their owner. Still not believing him, Marcus and Thomas arrive at DATS, only to hear the alarm the moment they walk in.

The signal is coming from DATS, more specifically on Marcus. They all decide to quarantine him. After listening to Agumon's reasoning, they all conclude it was a Digimon's actions that cause his 'bad luck'. Still Skeptical, Marcus decides to find Kristy, while trying to leave DATS, he is nearly hit by a cart, not a car. The alarm goes off again. An oil tanker has lost control and is heading toward the coast, long. Marcus wants to 'fight' the oil tanker, so he runs to it, alone. Agumon finds Kristy to reconcile relations with her and Marcus. She refuses to talk, and after childish bickering, she sees Marcus running toward the Shoreline. Meanwhile, The DATS operatives have used data and the Digimon's behavior to identify him, Soulmon. A Champion level Digimon. It's still hard to find due to its small size and ability to turn invisible. Kristy runs to find Marcus, and trips. She screams his name, believing this is the end for him. But Thomas comes, and reasons with her that's Marcus would never be defeated by some boat.

It turns out that Soulmon is behind all the attacks, and he's the one controlling the boat. Yoshi arrives with a speedboat, to go and stop Soulmon. Before he leaves, Thomas gives him a small 'gift'. Marcus and Agumon get on the oil tanker. In the control room, they see an invisible force moving the steering wheel. Agumon tries to hit it, but misses. It's invisible, and can't see it. This is when Marcus uses what Thomas gave him, paint spray. With it, they see Soulmon, Marcus hits it out of the room, activating his DNA charge. However, Soulmon grows in size, but Agumon digivolves, after throwing him in the air, Geogreymon uses his mega burst and turns Soulmon back to a Digi-Egg. They stop the boat in the nick of time. Marcus comes to realize that he should have listened to Kristy in the first place. Thomas begins to work on a theory: Why did Soulmon do what Kristy wanted? And is there a connection between Digimon and human emotions?

Featured Characters[]

(Numbers indicate order of appearance. Bolded characters are fought by the protagonist(s), and italicized characters feature non-explicitly, e.g. voice, silhouette, image.)

Humans Rookie Champion

Digimon Analyser[]

Megumi: "Soulmon. It's a Champion-level Ghost Digimon."


Agumon 1 GeoGreymon 3 Agumon
Agumon (2006 anime) b Arrow R GeoGreymon b Arrow R Red Agumon (2006 anime) b
Soulmon 2 Digi-Egg
Soulmon b Arrow RR Red 5-10 02


Kristy: "It looks like a giant castle!"
Agumon: "A giant lives here?"

—I don't think that's what she means.

"I wish that you would get embarrassed! I wish you'd slip and fall down! Or fall over a big sign in public! Or something really weird like get hit by a bunch of sticks! Or get chased by a car! And maybe get smushed by a big oil tanker!"

Kristy's "curse".

Marcus: "I'm not falling for that curse junk!"
Thomas: "But you already have. Literally!"

—Ah Thomas, he never fails to deliver the best burns.

Marcus: "Come on! You really think I could cause all this trouble!?"
Thomas: "Absolutely, yes!"
Lalamon: "Yep."
Yoshi: "Well, you always do."

—You walked right into that one, Marcus.

Sampson: "Could it actually be possible that Kristy is controlling this mysterious rouge Digimon?"
Agumon: "Well, she wanted Marcus to slip and fall, trip over a sign, and hit himself with a stick and he did!"
Gaomon: "Now we just have to wait for him to get chased by a car and get smushed by an oil tanker."

—You don't seem all that concerned, Gaomon.

"We'll go mano-a-mano...or mano-a-tankero I guess!"

Marcus prepares to fight a ship.

Other Notes[]

Continuity errors

  • Near the end of the episode, when Thomas mentions Neon and Harris, he says that Harris's ambition that drove his Digimon's actions, although it was his daughter's thoughts that drove it.

Dubbing changes

  • Kristy's curse in the Japanese version includes "falling from a bridge" and "being chased by a car". Bridge and Chopsticks are "Hashi" in Japanese.