The DigiDestined[1] (選ばれし子供 Erabareshi Kodomo?, lit. "Chosen Child"[2]) are a subset of Tamers who serve as the primary heroes of several portions of the Digimon media franchise. They are referred to as "DigiEscolhidos" (Por: DigiChosen) in Brazilian materials. It is used in several Digimon anime series, to refer to special people who have Digimon as partners and are chosen by fate to save the Digital World.

DigiDestined are children selected by benevolent beings to protect the Digital World and sometimes Earth from evil forces. The Digital World is a plane on which Digimon, anthropomorphic creatures that originated from data produced by Earth's communication networks, live. The Digital World is volatile and is vulnerable to attack, and the Digimon that live there often find that they cannot defend their world on their own. Therefore, human children are recruited to defeat their enemies.

In Digimon Adventure and Digimon Adventure 02, a DigiDestined is defined by the possession of a Digivice and a link to a Digimon partner. When a Digimon is partnered to a DigiDestined, that child becomes its sole source of Digivolution. Digimon become stronger through Digivolution; this is usually a difficult process to achieve, akin to aging, but a DigiDestined's Digivice and inherent strength amplifies a Digimon's power to the point where it can digivolve more easily, especially if the DigiDestined is in danger.

Digimon Adventure / Digimon Adventure 02 / Digimon Adventure tri.

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The original DigiDestined

In Digimon Adventure and Digimon Adventure tri. , it is revealed that five children were chosen by Homeostasis to be the original DigiDestined. Only two have been named, Daigo Nishijima and Maki Himekawa. In a battle with the Dark Masters, the Ultimate forms of their partners were defeated. Four of them digivolved into the Harmonious Ones while Megadramon sacrificed himself to destroy the Dark Masters with the Harmonious Ones' powers. Loss The Harmonious Ones eventually became guardians of the Digital World. Kyoto Dragon

Most DigiDestined become one by seeing or interacting with Digimon in the Real World, and it is the discovery of this point that helps drive the Adventure DigiDestined's search for their missing eighth member. Return to Highton View Terrace

Although it has been stated that the DigiDestined from Adventure are chosen because of an earlier battle between Red Greymon and Parrotmon, the second set of DigiDestined are chosen because of various things that the original group did. Yolei Inoue becomes one because she witnessed the battle with Diaboromon on the Internet, Cody Hida is chosen because he was in the plane that Garudamon and MegaKabuterimon saved from crashing when the sky opened, and Davis Motomiya was part of the group of people who were being held inside the convention center when Myotismon was searching for the eighth DigiDestined. Fusion Confusion

The twelve main DigiDestined in Adventure and Adventure 02 all come from Japan. The first inkling that they are not alone comes when they meet Michael, an American DigiDestined Mimi Tachikawa meets, and who gained his Digivice after seeing a Gorillamon. The Samurai of Sincerity Late in the series, they discover that there are DigiDestined in many other parts of the world, and they need all the help when Digimon begin to invade the Real World. Digimon World Tour, Pt. 1 Unlike the Japanese DigiDestined, some of the international DigiDestined teams have multiple children paired with the same species of Digimon. Not all of the international DigiDestined are named, and not all are shown, but all are equipped with the basic Digivice, and it takes all of their help to defeat MaloMyotismon.

In Digimon Adventure: Novel, it is mentioned that four of the original DigiDestined's Partner Digimon digivolved to become the Harmonious Ones, assuming the role to protect the Digital World. The Digimon of that era recorded the Digimon in that event in the "Book of Digimon Revelation" and passed it down to the future generation.

Original DigiDestined

In Digimon Adventure, it is eventually revealed that another group of children were called upon to be DigiDestined even before the main characters were chosen, despite Koromon initially claiming that the heroes of Adventure were the first humans in the Digital World. These DigiDestined were the first to defeat and seal away a "great evil" that came from beyond the Wall of Fire. The scene that mentions them features silhouettes of Tai, Matt, Sora, Izzy, and T.K. and their Digimon; this was likely done to avoid the cost of new designs, and is not meant to actually depict that group.

It is revealed in Digimon Adventure tri. that most of the original DigiDestined's partners evolved into the Harmonious Ones in order to protect the Digital World from the Dark Masters. Loss But was defeated and seal away until New DigiDestined used their Digivice to freed them. Kyoto Dragon

Adventure DigiDestined

Adventure 02 DigiDestined

Adventure tri. DigiDestined

Other DigiDestined

American DigiDestined
Chinese DigiDestined
Japanese DigiDestined
Vietnamese DigiDestined
Indian DigiDestined
Australian DigiDestined
French DigiDestined
Mexican DigiDestined
Russian DigiDestined

Digimon Tamers

The humans in this series, as the name states, are referred to as Tamers. In essence, however, there is no real difference between being a "DigiDestined" and being a "Tamer": both still involve becoming bonded to Digimon partners and giving them the strength to Digivolve via a Digivice. There is, at most, an arguably more "mystical" component to being a DigiDestined, who take on their roles after exposure to Digimon, while Tamers were actively chosen by another human being to have a Digimon bonded to them by means of an algorithm. In line with this minimal-to-negligible difference, the English dub of the Tamers series chose, broadly speaking, to depict the Tamers as the DigiDestined of their universe; Takato Matsuki theorizes that he is "some kind of DigiDestined" Digimon, Digimon Everywhere, and Omnimon refers to the Tamers as DigiDestined. Digimon Tamers: Battle of Adventurers


Digimon Frontier

The DigiDestined in Digimon Frontier are chosen from a pool of potential DigiDestined gathered by Ophanimon to combat the corrupt Cherubimon. These children have no Digimon partners and instead use the power of the Spirits of the Ten Legendary Warriors, deceased Digimon heroes who saved the Digital World of this series in its ancient past, to transform into Digimon themselves. Because of this, they are also known as the Legendary Warriors.


Digimon Universe App Monsters

After being apprealized, Leviathan addresses the App Drivers as "Chosen Children". Miraculous Final Evolution! The God Appmon Descend!


Digimon Adventure:

Adventure: DigiDestined

Digimon Survive

At the end of the harmonious route, Aoi Shibuya refers to those with partners as Chosen Kids.

Kamakura period Chosen Kids

1970 Chosen Kids

2020 Chosen Kids

Notes and references

  1. This is known as "Chosen Kid" in Digimon Survive.
  2. Some Japanese products use the localised term "DigiDestined", such as the Butterfly ~tri version~ CD.

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