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Olympos XII
(オリンポス十二神)
General information
Intentions: To watch over the Digital World
Appearances: Digimon Data Squad
Digimon Heroes!
Digimon Collectors
Digimon World: Next Order
Other Names
• (Ja:) オリンポス12神[1]
• (En:) 12 Gods of Olympus[2]

The Olympos XII (オリンポス十二神 Orinposu Jūnishin?)[3] are a group of twelve Mega-level Shaman (God Man) Digimon modeled after the Roman version of the Twelve Olympians, the "Dii Consentes". The Olympos XII manage the Digital World: Iliad, which exists on a different Server from the Digital World ruled by Yggdrasill; however, they possess ability rivaling that of the Royal Knights,[4] so the knights have not felt the need to personally interfere in Iliad's affairs.[5] The members of Olympos XII protect their own domains while maintaining a position of neutrality regarding the incidents which arise in the Digital World,[4] but some Digimon with a similar goal, like Plutomon, are excluded from their number due to their cruelty in its pursuit.[6] The forces that defy the will of the Olympos XII and oppose them in battle are never-ending,[7] to the point that the hatred of the Digimon they've defeated has been reborn as Titamon, who seeks to have their heads.[8]

The members of the Olympos XII resemble humans either wearing armor based on a specific animal or fused with an animal body. The group is central to the story of Digimon Heroes!, although members also appear in Digimon Data Squad, Digimon World Data Squad, Digimon Collectors, Digimon World: Next Order, and the card games. A Neptunemon, Marsmon, and Apollomon are also members of the Bagra Army, and a Mervamon is a member of the Fusion Fighters United Army in Digimon Fusion, although they are not stated to be members of the Olympos XII.


Members

Some of the species that are members of the Olympos XII have also appeared as characters in other media, but are not members of the group.

Digimon Olympian Animal Domain Alternates
Apollomon b
Apollomon
Apollo Lion Flames
Bacchusmon b
Bacchusmon
Bacchus Snake Wine Bacchusmon Deisui Mode b
Bacchusmon (Deisui Mode)
Ceresmon b
Ceresmon
Ceres Bird Fertility Ceresmon Medium b
Ceresmon Medium
Dianamon b
Dianamon
Diana Rabbit Water and ice
Junomon b
Junomon
Juno Peacock Junomon Hysteric Mode b
Junomon Hysteric Mode
Jupitermon b
Jupitermon
Jupiter Owl Sky, thunder, and weather Jupitermon Wrath Mode b
Jupitermon Wrath Mode
Marsmon b
Marsmon
Mars Panther War
Merukimon b
Merukimon
Mercury Wolf Genius
Minervamon b
Minervamon
Minerva Snake Minervamon X b
Minervamon X
Mervamon b
Mervamon
Neptunemon b
Neptunemon
Neptune Fish Sea
Venusmon b
Venusmon
Venus Dove Love
Vulcanusmon b
Vulcanusmon
Vulcan Octopus Smithery

Development

When Digimon World Re:Digitize: Decode was in development, the producer Kazumasa Habu requested Kenji Watanabe to design a Digimon that was both a member of the Olympos XII and Ogremon's Mega form. This Digimon was originally planned to be Bacchusmon and take design cues from the mythological Shuten-dōji, however, because it was hard to incorporate wine-based elements with Ogremon's design, the Digimon was redesigned to focus just on being Ogremon's Mega form, but they still wanted to connect it to the Olympos XII. Watanabe based this Digimon's relationship to the Olympos XII on Greek mythology, where the Twelve Olympians and the Titans were enemies, and, because Ogremon was "quite titan-ish", the Digimon was named Titamon.[9]

Fiction

Digimon Data Squad


Digimon Xros Wars (manga)

Xros Songs!! To All Youths Who Chase their Dreams!!

Digimon Heroes!


Digimon Collectors

Digimon World: Next Order

Dianamon dwno

Minervamon dwno

Minervamon is found in the Logic Volcano, and asks the Hero to deliver a gift to her fellow Olympos member, Dianamon, who is in the Frost Cathedral. After accepting the gift, Dianamon decides to send a letter in return to Minervamon, sending the tamer to deliver it. Minervamon then once again sends the tamer back to Dianamon with another gift, and Dianamon sends the tamer back to Minervamon with a gift as well. Upon opening Dianamon's gift, Minervamon is covered in water, and becomes enraged - assuming Dianamon was pranking her. Minervamon runs to the Frost Cathedral, arriving before the tamer, and during the duo's argument, Minervamon learns that Dianamon had carved her a sculpture made of ice - which melted due to the heat of the Logic Volcano, as well as the fact that Dianamon didn't like the gifts Minervamon had been sending. When the tamer tries to calm the two of them down, they attack the tamer in an attempt to murder them so they couldn't tell others of their argument. After their defeat, they come to their senses and join the City, joining the Colosseum where Minervamon works during the day and gives rewards if the tamer's Digimon have 100 discipline and 0 mood, whilst Dianamon works during the night and if the tamer's Digimon have 0 discipline and 100 mood.

Notes and references

  1. V-Jump, June 2013 issue.
  2. Digimon World Data Squad.
  3. Merukimon and Neptunemon's Digimon Reference Book, Digimon Life, Digimon Accel, and Digimon Xros Wars profiles misnames the group as "オリンポス十二紳" (Orinposu Jūnishin?), using a common misspelling of "God" ( Shin?) as "Gentry" ( Shin?).
  4. 4.0 4.1 Digimon Reference Book: Marsmon
  5. Premium Bandai: Digimon Adventure Digivice Ver.15th
  6. Digimon Collectors: Plutomon
  7. Digimon Collectors: Junomon: Hysteric Mode
  8. Digimon World Re:Digitize: Decode: Titamon
  9. Famitsu: Digimon World Re:Digitize: Decode, Illustrators interview!, English translation by Garmmy
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