Mikey Kudo (工藤タイキ Kudō Taiki?, lit. "Taiki Kudo") is a main character in Digimon Fusion, and serves as its protagonist through its first two seasons. Mikey is described in V-Jump magazine as "a hot-blooded 7th grader who saves the weak." He leads the red "Fusion Fighters" army, and is partnered with Shoutmon. Among others, Dorulumon, Starmons, Ballistamon and Cutemon also accompany him. Mikey's childhood friend Angie Hinomoto and classmate (and self-proclaimed "eternal rival") Jeremy Tsurgi complete the posse. He is athletic and cannot turn down a challenge. He has genius capabilities but is naive about such abilities. His father is a sports trainer who travels throughout Japan.[2] As the General of Fusion Fighters, Mikey possesses a red Fusion Loader, which allows his soldiers to "digifuse", allowing them to fuse together. Mikey is also able to hear the DigiMelodies of dying Digimon.

After Bagramon's defeat, Mikey leads the "Xros Heart" basketball team, whose members end up participating in the Digimon Hunt.


Mikey is a young teenage boy with gray eyes and spiky brown hair. He wears a black shirt under another blue shirt with a white oval with yellow borders and a yellow "t" in the chest and yellow line on the left arm. He also wears black leggings under brown shorts and belt, a red jacket, green goggles, red and white shoes, white gloves, and wears a Squawker on his left wrist. Interestingly, his design resembles a "fusion" of traits of previous male leads. He seems to have a mix of Tai's and Takuya's hairstyles, with Tai's white gloves, Davis's hair color, Takato's blue shirt, shorts and tennis shoes, and the reddish vest colors from both Takuya and Marcus. In the manga, after the battle against Tactimon's forces at Corridor Zone, Angie notices the damage on his jacket. Xros World!! The Secret of the Two Worlds!? In the Digimon Data Collection skits, the oval with a "t" is replaced by a white circle with black borders and a black "ta" (?).

After returning to the Human World, Mikey changes into a shirt that is red on the left side and blue on the right, with the two colors separated by a white soundwave-shaped line. He also wears darker shorts, a brown belt, black socks, and red shoes. His shirt is later emblazoned with the Fusion Fighters emblem by Omnimon. In the manga he starts wearing those after fighting Tactimon's forces at Corridor Zone.

A year later, Mikey grows a bit taller and has a slightly different hairstyle. He now wears a red shirt that is white on its right side, with a yellow stripe on the bottom, two yellow lines in the arms, and with a symbol that a mix of a crown and a reptile footprint. He also wears red and blue zig-zagged wristband on his hands, gray shorts, a brown belt, white socks, and dark red shoes.


Mikey has an overly outgoing personality. He is always happy, and often tries to see the good in his enemies, much to Shoutmon's chagrin. His motto is "I can't turn my back on anyone." Mikey cares for pretty much everyone, and wishes for an all good world where no one is evil. He has a tendency to never refuse a favor asked to him and often overexerts himself to the point of collapse and even endangering himself, which often gets him yelled at by Angie. Mikey is however, shown to be a natural leader, looking out for his army, friends, as well as complete strangers.

Mikey is a child prodigy, being very athletic and a highly skilled strategist. He participates in many sports like basketball and kendo while showing immediate expertise despite just starting out. Using these abilities, he is able to adapt to any situation in order to turn the tide of battle. He has a habit of flicking his fingers on his goggles whenever he gets a good idea.

Mikey lives with his mother. His father is a sports coach who travels across Japan, so he is often not home.


Taiki Kudo (工藤タイキ)

Name used in Digimon Xros Wars and Japanese media. Officially romanized in a pedestal set by SuperStarmon. A Targeted Taiki! The Super-Celebrity's Warcry! The Digimon Story: Super Xros Wars Blue and Red official website romanizes his surname as "Kudou".[3]

  • Ja: Kudō (工藤?). A Japanese surname meaning "artisan wisteria".
  • Ja: Taiki (タイキ?). A masculine Japanese name. Taken from "Great talent" (大器 taiki?)[4]
Mikey Kudo

Name used in the English dub of Digimon Xros Wars, Digimon Fusion.

  • Mikey. Likely a pun on "mike", in reference to Shoutmon's weapon. Also rhymes with "Taiki".



Some time before the story begins, he defeated Jeremy Tsurgi in a kendo match.

After having a strange dream about monsters in another world, Mikey wakes up and runs to help out a friend with a basketball game, before suddenly collapsing from exhaustion. After the game, he and Angie sit outside the sports center when Jeremy shows up and challenges Mikey to a Kendo rematch. But hearing a voice begging for his help, Mikey follows the voice and finds a small transparent version of a dying Shoutmon. All of a sudden a blinding light shows him a white Fusion Loader, a mysterious voice asks him if he wants to save Shoutmon. Answering that he does, Mikey receives his Fusion Loader before he, Angie and Jeremy are transported to the Digital World. There, Mikey and his friends are formally introduced to Shoutmon as they help him deal with a Bagra Army platoon under MadLeomon. Moved by Shoutmon's sincere wish to become the King of the Digital World in order to bring peace to it, Mikey decides to help Shoutmon and the two form their own faction comprising them and their friends: "Fusion Fighters".

Mikey Goes To Another World! He is Shoutmon, Hear Him Roar!

It was only after MadLeomon's defeat, crossing paths with the rival group Blue Flare under Christopher Aonuma, that Mikey learns more about the Code Crowns from another human with a Fusion Loader, Nene Amano, as he and the Fusion Fighters go on a quest to retrieve the Code Crowns from the Bagra Army. During their travels, obtaining DigiCards along the way, Mikey meets many friendly Digimon and a few former Bagra Army members who join their cause. But other than the Bagra Army, Mikey contends with Midnight, a group secretly led by AxeKnightmon with Nene as pawn. After Nene is rescued from AxeKnightmon, who created the Darkness Loader to execute DigiFuse without her help, she and her Digimon companions also join the Fusion Fighters.

After all 108 Code Crowns were claimed, Tactimon manages to steal Mikey and Christopher's Code Crowns. Though Tactimon is defeated by teamwork by the rival groups, Bagramon arrives and takes the Code Crowns for himself before sending Mikey, Angie, Jeremy, Shoutmon to the human world to ensure the Fusion Fighters' core members would not interfere. Learning that time in the Digital World runs faster than in the Real World, Mikey attempts to fulfill Angie and Jeremy's requests to him before he tells them his decision to return to the Digital World to save their friends. This attracts Omnimon's attention as he reveals himself and explains the origin of the DigiMemories and the history of the Digital World and how he ended up in the Real World as a DigiMemory while finding a child who can hear DigiMelodies: Mikey. Despite Tactimon's appearance in the real world before OmniShoutmon destroys him, Mikey gives a heartfelt goodbye to both Angie and Jeremy before he and Shoutmon leave for the Digital World as they must be left behind because Omnimon only has enough power to send Mikey back.

Upon returning to the Digital World, Mikey and Shoutmon learn from Lillymon that Bagramon had it reconstructed into a realm surrounding by Seven Kingdoms, each ruled by a Dark General with their own Darkness Loaders.

A Rival Appears Island Zone in Chaos! Thanks for the DigiCards! Crisis or Conquest Danger Erupts! Meltdown in the Magma Zone! Dorulumon's True Colors The Rival Champions! Ice To See You, Angie! Treasure, Traps, and Trouble - Oh, My! Mikey, Warrior of the Light! Showdown in the Sand Zone Trouble in Paradise A Dark Cloud Over the Sky Zone Clash in the Clouds Welcome to the Jungle Zone! Rumble in the Jungle Zone! Train Of Terror! Disaster in the Dust Zone! Lost in Digital Space Laughing All The Way To The Code Crown Monitamission Impossible! Showdown in Shaky Town! Shoutmon - Bogus King Or The Real Thing? Sweet Zone Bake-off! Battle in The Digital Depths Fall of the Final Code Crown When Worlds Collide Back to the Digital World! Hot Time in Dragonland! Take a Stand, Christopher! Fusion Fighters' Rescue Mission! Vampire Land and the Moonlight General Hang on, Greymon! The Rise of Shoutmon DX The Power Drain: The Hunters of Honey Land Sweet Revenge! The Horrors of Honey Land! Ewan and The Land of Illusion Psych-Out in Cyber Land! The Water Tiger General's Slippery Trap! Gold Land And The Irate Pirate! Ballistamon's Bad-News: Blast From the Past! Deep Trouble in Canyon Land! Great Fusion! The Power of Friendship Regeneration Frustration! Dark Side Of The Sun The Dark Side of Bright Land The Battle of The Young Generals Beelzemon's Revenge The Darkest Dark General Of All! Prison Land Rotten to the Digi-Core! D5 And The Brotherhood Of Evil The Darkness Before The Dawn Final Fusion - The Fight For Earth!


Main article: Mikey Kudo/Collection


Other appearances[]

Digimon Adventure (PSP game)[]

Mikey shows up with Shoutmon in the Digital Dungeon.

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