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Tapirmon
(バクモン Bakumon)
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Appears in: Digimon ReArise
Voice actor(s): (Ja:) Reina Ueda
Partner(s): Sara Shinkai
Digivolution
Rookie Tapirmon
Champion Monochromon
Ultimate Megadramon
Mega Machinedramon

Tapirmon is Sara Shinkai's Partner Digimon.

Appearance

Main article: Tapirmon#Design

Description

Tapirmon and Sara appear to have been together a long time. Tapirmon is gentle and devoted, and thinks Sara is the most important thing, and so is always by her side.[1]

Fiction

Digimon ReArise

When Sara Shinkai was young, she spent a lot of time in the hospital and and very rarely left the bed and would try her best to pretend the pain and testing was normal however every time she bottled up her feelings and wanted to cry, the darkness in her heart grew and she eventually began to fear the World. One day, Tapirmon suddenly appeared before her and the two became friends – Tapirmon's friendship bringing color to Sara's dark world, as well as causing her to no longer feel the pain and sadness, and Tapirmon would eat any bad dreams she would have. Invasion of Darkness! Two Tamers Lost in the Dark

When Michi Shinjo and Salamon are running late for their shopping trip with Mayu Kohinata, Kudamon, the Protagonist, Herissmon, Mon, and Hackmon Michi accidentally runs into Sara Shinkai due to barely paying attention to what was in front of her. Michi panics about where her smartphone had landed though Sara passes it to her as it had landed next to her. As Salamon reminds Michi once again that they're late Michi hurriedly leaves after thanking Sara, both Michi and Salamon oblivious to the fact that Sara had not displayed shock to the fact that Salamon existed. Tapirmon points out that Michi was a Tamer, wondering if that was a good thing, though Sara doesn't mind as all she cared about was the fact she had Tapirmon.

Later that same day the duo are in the shopping Mall when a Digital Point opens up though Tapirmon is able to defeat one of the Kuwagamon that had been dragged in by the Spiral by digivolving to Monochromon. The other Tamers had seen this happen and were shocked to see that Sara was a Tamer and after introducing themselves ask Sara to help them defeat the rest of the Insectoid Digimon however Sara refuses as she had other plans and leaves with Tapirmon.

Shortly afterwards Chirinmon fights the two Deva, Vajramon and Pajiramon as the Deva assumed the Humans were behind the constant Spiral attacks in the Digital World, they acknowledge that Chirinmon is strong. Just as the fighting ceases Machinedramon and Gaiomon charge into the battle and Machinedramon defeats the two Deva. BaoHuckmon assumes that Machinedramon was on a rampage and digivolves to SaviorHuckmon and fights Machinedramon and Gaiomon. After Gaiomon, SaviorHuckmon, Bearmon, and their Tamers leave the battlefield Machinedramon attempts to kill the two Deva with its "Infinity Cannon" attack and Chirinmon attacks Machinedramon's Psycho Blasters in an attempt to redirect the attack somewhere else though is unable to do so and is instead blasted directly by the full force of the attack. Vajramon, shocked by the fact that Mayu and Chirinmon would save the two Deva, gives one of the DigiCores it was given by the Four Holy Beasts to Chirinmon which causes it to digivolve to Mitamamon. Machinedramon tries to defeat Mitamamon however none of its attacks harm it as Mitamamon has no solid form. Mitamamon gives Machinedramon the option to surrender, which Machinedramon refuses, though it ends up surrendering anyway after suddenly receiving a message to surrender and retreat. A God Beast Digimon?! A Path for Mayu to Follow

Later, Sara and Tapirmon arrive just as the Protagonist, Filmon, Michi, and Gatomon clear out a Digital Point leaving Sara disappointed as there were no Spiral left for her to fight. A few days later, when Michi is fighting in a Digital Point on her own, Sara and Monochromon help Michi and Gatomon clear it out. Michi talks Tapirmon into going around the City to find out the source of the rumour behind an Angel's shadow though all they find are more and more Digital Points to clear out. A day later, Sara finds Michi clearing out Digital Points on her own and helps Michi clear it, then helps her to find the source of the rumour. She, Michi, and Mon are able to stop Ophanimon and Caturamon's plan, gaining the Humans another Deva ally. Chasing the Shadow of an Angel! Joining Forces with Sara!

When Michi and Sara get stuck in a Digital Point in the library, they are attacked by SkullSatamon. Sara is frozen in fear, though snaps out of it upon remembering when Tapirmon said it will always be with her. Megadramon and Angewomon defeat SkullSatamon, however it surprise attacks them once again after their partners de-digivolve to Rookie. This pisses off Sara, which causes Tapirmon to warp digivolve to Machinedramon and finish off SkullSatamon once and for all. This shocks Michi and Salamon, who were unaware that Tapirmon was actually Machinedramon. Invasion of Darkness! Two Tamers Lost in the Dark After the battle, Leopardmon of the Royal Knights arrives and fights and defeats Machinedramon, then reveals that Sara is behind all the problems in the Digital World. Sara confirms this, summons a large group of Spiral to cause a distraction, has Tapirmon once again digivolve to Machinedramon, and attacks Leopardmon. Gaiomon arrives and joins Machinedramon but just as the two of them are about to defeat the Royal Knight, Jesmon suddenly arrives and blocks their attacks. Sara and Takumi realise they wouldn't be able to take out two Royal Knights and escape through a gate to the Dark Area. Advent of the Holy Knight! Mark of the Blade

Having used a lot of her collected Spiral to escape, Sara and Tapirmon travel through Digital Points to replenish her stock by capturing them within an app on her smartphone. After collecting a large amount they hear a scream and travel to the source, where they see Matadormon draining a woman of her blood though Matadormon leaves, stating the time was not yet right for them to meet. The scream also caught the attention of Michi and Salamon though Sara flees on the back of Megadramon to avoid having to talk to her. She later meets up with Takumi and tells him about Matadormon.

Sara and Tapirmon continue to collect Spirals, this time as Megadramon. Michi and Angewomon confront them about the many Humans falling into comas, as she thought Sara was behind it, though Sara states she isn't. When Sara realises how much time Michi had spent searching for her instead of studying she decides she cannot be friends with her any more, as she didn't want to get in the way of her studies, and has Megadramon digivolve to Machinedramon. Deciding that she is sick of Michi getting in her way she decides to murder Michi though Angewomon defends her partner. As Sara mocks Angewomon for being weak Angewomon suddenly becomes stronger and defeats Machinedramon, having unknowingly taken in dark energy from GranDracmon who was watching the fight and wanted Michi to win. Angewomon readies an attack to kill Machinedramon and though Michi tries to call it off, GranDracmon projects its thoughts into Michi's head and nearly convinces her to fall into the darkness of resentment and hatred. Michi is able to snap out of it however and calls off the attack, to the annoyance of GranDracmon. It ReArises in front of the two Tamers and once again asks Michi to join its collection, though she once again refuses. As it had already once nearly caused her to fall into the darkness, GranDracmon uses its "Eye of the Gorgon" on her and is this time able to cause her to succumb to it. Michi has Angewomon continue to attack Machinedramon until it de-digivolves to Tapirmon and falls unconscious, after which the trio leave – with Michi and Angewomon now GranDracmon's minions. Darkness Invades! The Dancing Vampire

Other Forms

Monochromon

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Monochromon is Tapirmon's Champion form.

When a Digital Point opens up in the shopping Mall the Spiral drag in a group of Kuwagamon and Okuwamon from the Digital World. The Protagonist, Filmon, Michi Shinjo, and Gatomon lose track of the Insectoid Digimon and eventually find Tapirmon fighting a Kuwagamon. Sara has Tapirmon digivolve to Monochromon to defeat the Kuwagamon - to the shock of the onlooking Tamers and Digimon - after which it reverts back to Tapirmon. A God Beast Digimon?! A Path for Mayu to Follow

When Michi and Gatomon find themselves on their own in a Digital Point Sara and Monochromon arrive and help Gatomon to clear out the remaining Spiral. Michi talks Tapirmon and Sara into going around the City to find out the source of the rumour behind an Angel's shadow though all they find are more and more Digital Points to clear out. Monochromon later briefly appears when Tapirmon digivolves to Megadramon to fight Caturamon. Chasing the Shadow of an Angel! Joining Forces with Sara!

Just after Sara and Michi finish studying together at the library, a Digital Point suddenly opens so Tapirmon and Salamon digivolve to Monochromon and Gatomon to deal with the Spiral. After Sara musters up the courage to help fight SkullSatamon Monochromon briefly appears when Tapirmon digivolves to Megadramon. Invasion of Darkness! Two Tamers Lost in the Dark

Having used a lot of her collected Spirals to escape the previous battle, Sara has Tapirmon defeat new Spirals in a Digital Point as Monochromon so she can replenish her collection. Darkness Invades! The Dancing Vampire

Attacks

  • Volcanic Strike (Volcano Strike): A powerful flame shot.


Megadramon

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Megadramon is Tapirmon's Ultimate form.

When Sara Shinkai and Michi Shinjo find Ophanimon defeating Spiral in Digital Points they realise that Ophanimon's power was causing them to become unstable and so needed to stop it. When they track Ophanimon down they find the Deva Caturamon in the Digital Point and ask for its help to stop Ophanimon, unaware that Caturamon was currently acting against the other Deva and had asked Ophanimon for help. Having learned that Michi and Sara wanted to stop Ophanimon it attacks them to stop them, leading Tapirmon to digivolve to Monochromon and then Megadramon to fight it alongside Angewomon. As they fight, Caturamon eventually realises it is not strong enough to defeat Angewomon and Megadramon so decides instead to stall them long enough until Ophanimon had finished the plan.

Ophanimon suddenly arrives in the Digital Point however, with its rage now at maximum. Having decided that defeating the Spirals wasn't enough, Ophanimon decides that destroying the Human World would solve all their problems, as that is where the source of the Digital Points supposedly came from and Mode Changes to Ophanimon Fallen Mode. It proves too powerful for Angewomon and Megadramon to deal with though they are aided by the sudden arrival of Mon and SaviorHuckmon who had managed to track them due to Keito Tamada's tracking device picking up Michi's signal. The three Ultimate Digimon fight Fallen Mode but still find themselves no match for it and Caturamon reveals in the middle of the fight that Ophanimon had been supressing the distortion using the power of the DigiCore but that it was too much for it to handle, which is why it had suddenly become Fallen Mode, as usually fighting a few enemies wouldn't be enough for it to become Fallen. Realising the error of its ways, Caturamon teams up with the Tamers and is able to take back the DigiCore after using the others as a distraction which is enough to restore Ophanimon to its senses. The duo apologise for what had happened, realising the other Deva were right all along and that the plan was too dangerous to use. Chasing the Shadow of an Angel! Joining Forces with Sara!

When Sara, Tapirmon, Michi, and Angewomon are stuck in a Digital Point in the Library, they are attacked by SkullSatamon. As Angewomon fights back, Sara wallos in fear though eventually gains the courage to help Michi fight, which causes Tapirmon to digivolve to Monochromon and then Megadramon, after which the duo defeat SkullSatamon. Invasion of Darkness! Two Tamers Lost in the Dark

After collecting more Spiral to replace the ones they used up escaping last time, Sara and Tapirmon hear a scream and travel to the source, where they see Matadormon draining a woman of her blood. Matadormon leaves, stating the time was not yet right for them to meet. The scream also caught the attention of Michi and Salamon though Sara has Tapirmon warp digivolve to Megadramon and flees on its back to avoid having to talk to her. A few days later they collect even more Spiral, with Tapirmon this time digivolving to Megadramon to fight them. Whilst collecting them they once again run into Sara and Angewomon. Michi confronts her about the many Humans falling into comas as she thought Sara was behind it, though Sara states she isn't. When Sara realises how much time Michi had spent searching for her instead of studying she decides she cannot be friends with her any more, as she didn't want to get in the way of her studies, and has Megadramon digivolve to Machinedramon. Darkness Invades! The Dancing Vampire

Having ran away from the other Tamers, Sara and Tapirmon hide out at the library. A Digital point suddenly opens up, only to close itself seconds later and Tapirmon senses that the Digital Point had brought something dark. When they leave the library they see Michi and Angewomon trying to destroy the town, and so Tapirmon warp digivolves to Megadramon in an attempt to stop them – only for Megadramon to be easily defeated. Sara summons a large group of Spiral, creating a Digital Point, which causes the Protagonist and Rasenmon to find the group. As Angewomon fights Rasenmon, SaviorHuckmon and Mon arrive which causes GranDracmon to have Michi and Angewomon retreat. Most of the group follow them to the Dark Area and with everyone gone, Megadramon reverts to Tapirmon. Illuminating Light A Guide to the Rainbow

Attacks

  • Genocide Attack: Fires countless organic missiles from both of its arms.
  • Ultimate Slicer: Performs an attack that is able to cut any material to pieces.


Machinedramon

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Machinedramon is Tapirmon's Mega form.

When Chirinmon was fighting the two Deva, Vajramon and Pajiramon in a Digital Point, as the Deva assumed the Humans were behind the constant Spiral attacks in the Digital World, they acknowledge that Chirinmon is strong. Just as the fighting ceases Machinedramon charges into the battle and defeats the two Deva. Assuming that Machinedramon was on a rampage BaoHuckmon digivolves to SaviorHuckmon and attacks Machinedramon, though Gaiomon suddenly arrives and intercepts the attack. As Takumi Hiiragi arrives Kazuma Natsuyagi runs up to him, reuniting with the friend he had been searching for. Mon angrily yells at Kazuma for putting Wanyamon into danger by running up to the enemy in the middle of battle. Wanyamon chases after Kazuma, stating it will protect him and digivolves to Bearmon though Takumi has Gaiomon fight SaviorHuckmon instead of Bearmon. Takumi, deciding that he needs to press "them" for answers, moves onto the next location though is chased by SaviorHuckmon and Bearmon - leaving Machinedramon, Chirinmon, and the Deva behind. As Machinedramon is about to kill the two Deva with its "Infinity Cannon" attack, Chirinmon attacks Machinedramon's Psycho Blasters in an attempt to redirect the attack some where else though is unable to do so and is instead blasted directly by the full force of the attack. Vajramon, shocked by the fact that Mayu and Chirinmon would save the two Deva, gives one of the DigiCores it was given by the Four Holy Beasts to Chirinmon which causes it to digivolve to Mitamamon. Machinedramon tries in vain to defeat Mitamamon however none of its attacks harm it as Mitamamon has no solid form. Mitamamon gives Machinedramon the option to surrender, which Machinedramon refuses - though it ends up surrendering anyway after suddenly receiving a message to surrender and retreat. A God Beast Digimon?! A Path for Mayu to Follow

After the Protagonist, Rasenmon, Michi Shinjo, and Angewomon convince Vikaralamon to trust the Humans they suddenly find it being attacked by Machinedramon. Rasenmon and Angewomoon fight Machinedramon to protect their new friend, during which Machinedramon destroys the nearby forest, robbing the local Digimon of their home. As the fight continues, Machinedramon suddenly retreats again after being informed that the retrieval had been completed. Deva Training! A Battle to Remeber!

Later, Megadramon and Angewomon think they have defeated SkullSatamon and they revert back to their Rookie forms, however SkullSatamon gets back up and attacks them. This pisses off Sara, which causes Tapirmon to warp digivolve to Machinedramon and finish off SkullSatamon once and for all. This shocks Michi and Salamon, who were unaware that Tapirmon was actually Machinedramon. Chasing the Shadow of an Angel! Joining Forces with Sara!

Just after Machinedramon kills SkullSatamon, Leopardmon arrives and claims that Sara and Machinedramon were responsible for everything that had been happening in the Digital World, and fights them. The two are relatively equal until Leopardmon is able to get the advantage due to how fast it is as Leopardmon LM. When Leopardmon is about to finish off Machinedramon, Michi decides to help Machinedramon despite them previously having fought it themselves and assume their previous fight was a misunderstanding. Salamon digivolves to Angewomon though is too late and is only able to catch Tapirmon in the air after Leopardmon defeats Machinedramon. Rasenmon and HeavyLeomon then join the fight and Leopardmon eventually stops fighting and tells them that Sara is behind all the problems in the Digital World. Sara confirms this, summons a large group of Spiral to cause a distraction, has Tapirmon digivolve to Machinedramon, and attacks Leopardmon. Leopardmon, having figured out Machinedramon's attack patterns is about to defeat Machinedramon once again however Gaiomon suddenly arrives and attacks Leopardmon. Gaiomon acts as a distraction but just as Machinedramon is about to fire a surprise attack it stands on an Eroberung energy mine that Leopardmon had set up earlier in the fight. Despite taking large amounts of damage Machinedramon is still able to battle and continues to team up with Gaiomon, firing off a combined attack. Leopardmon realises it is about to be defeated by the two Digimon, only for Jesmon to arrive and block the attack. Sara and Takumi realise they wouldn't be able to take out two Royal Knights and escape through the gate to the Dark Area. This pisses Leopardmon off, having underestimated its opponents, and it leaves after apologising to the other Tamers for fighting them. Advent of the Holy Knight! Mark of the Blade

When Michi and Angewomon confront Sara and Megadramon about the many Humans falling into comas, as she thought Sara was behind it, Sara states she isn't. When Sara realises how much time Michi had spent searching for her instead of studying she decides she cannot be friends with her any more, as she didn't want to get in the way of her studies, and has Megadramon digivolve to Machinedramon. Deciding that she is sick of Michi getting in her way she decides to murder Michi though Angewomon defends her partner. As Sara mocks Angewomon for being weak Angewomon suddenly becomes stronger and defeats Machinedramon, having unknowingly taken in dark energy from GranDracmon who was watching the fight and wanted Michi to win. Angewomon readies an attack to kill Machinedramon and though Michi tries to call it off, GranDracmon projects its thoughts into Michi's head and nearly convinces her to fall into the darkness of resentment and hatred. Michi is able to snap out of it however and calls off the attack, to the annoyance of GranDracmon. It ReArises in front of the two Tamers and once again asks Michi to join its collection, though she once again refuses. As it had already once nearly caused her to fall into the darkness, GranDracmon uses its "Eye of the Gorgon" on her and is this time able to cause her to succumb to it. Michi has Angewomon continue to attack Machinedramon until it de-digivolves to Tapirmon and falls unconscious, after which the trio leave – with Michi and Angewomon now GranDracmon's minions. Darkness Invades! The Dancing Vampire

Feeling bad about not being able to stop Michi from being brainwashed, she and Megadramon attempted to stop her and Angewomon from destroying the Town but fail. After Mon and SaviorHuckmon arrive Michi retreats to the Dark Area and, despite being scared, Sara is able to overcome her fear and follow her to the Dark Area to try and stop her. She eventually finds the duo fighting Rasenmon and Grizzlymon and has Tapirmon warp digivolve to Machinedramon and surprise attack Angewomon. Machinedramon takes over the battle, allowing Rasenmon and Grizzlymon to reach GranDracmon. As Machinedramon and Angewomon fight, Machinedramon suddenly reverts back to Tapirmon, stating they had bought enough time – with Sara putting her plan into action, by grabbing her hand and talking her out of the brainwashing. This causes Angewomon to digivolve to LovelyAngemon and Tapirmon warp digivolves to Machinedramon again, joining LovelyAngemon to attack GranDracmon. GranDracmon attempts to freeze then all for all eternity again, with the three Megas fighting back. As they launch a combined attack, GranDracmon finds LovelyAngemon's light beautiful after which the group suddenly teleport out of the Dark Area and wake up in the real World, the Digimon all back in their Rookie forms. Confused as to what happened, the group theorize that GranDracmon killed itself by running into the light and celebrate their assumed victory. Illuminating Light A Guide to the Rainbow

Sometime later, Machinedramon and Gaiomon fought Crusadermon of the Royal Knights though they ran away due to Crusadermon overpowering them even with the two on one advantage. The Time of Awakening Approaches! The Mighty Heartbeat of the Four Holy Beasts

When Sara and Takumi are discussing their plan to ambush the summit between the Royal Knights, Three Archangels, and Four Holy Beasts they are attacked by a group of Spiral, leading Tapirmon to warp digivolve to Machinedramon to defeat them alongside Gaiomon, which also allows Sara to add to her collect of Spiral. As the summit was on break, with each group split up during said break by the time Sara and Takumi show up, they are only able to find the Archangels. Machinedramon and Gaiomon attack them though during the fight the Protagonist, Rasenmon, Michi, and LovelyAngemon arrive, confused as to why they were fighting. The Tamers join the fight to stop them, though Sara summons a group of Spiral which are able to stall the group long enough for Sara and Takumi to complete their goal, after which they flee through a portal. A Digimon Summit Begins?

Attacks

  • Infinity Cannon (∞ Cannon): Fires superdreadnought-class energy waves from its two cannons.
  • Dragon Fire (Booster Claw): Drills its right arm into the opponent.


Notes and references

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