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"The Dark Gate"
(Ankoku no Gate)
"The Dark Gate"
(Ja:) Fuji Television
(En:) Saban Entertainment
Airdate (Ja:) February 18, 2001
(En:) May 5, 2001
Written by (Ja:) Atsushi Maekawa
(En:) Alan Smith
Directed by (Ja:) Hiroyuki Kakudou
Chief Anim.
Yoshitaka Yajima
Art Yukiko Iijima
Toei Animation
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Oikawa, having no further use for Ken, attempts to hand him over to Daemon, though Davis intervenes, and a fierce battle soon ensues in Highton View Terrace, as history repeats itself.

DA02 ep45 recap (LQ)

DA02 ep45 recap (LQ)

Episode recap for The Dark Gate.


Adventure 02 Epi45-1 Adventure 02 Epi45-2 Adventure 02 Epi45-3 Adventure 02 Epi45-4 Adventure 02 Epi45-5 Adventure 02 Epi45-6

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 Ultimate Mega Armor

Digimon Analyser

DC deDC chouonDC moDC n

Demon Lord Digimon

Special Move
Flame Inferno
Veemon: "Daemon—This spooky Digimon not only attacks with his gigantic wings and deadly force beams, but his Evil Inferno can really turn up the heat on his enemies. Ooh, can't touch him! Hot!"


(Number indicates order of occurrence.)

Raidramon 1 Veemon 2 ExVeemon 6 Paildramon 12 Imperialdramon Dragon Mode 13 Imperialdramon Fighter Mode 14 Veemon
Raidramon t Arrow R Red.png Veemon t Arrow R.png ExVeemon t Arrow R.png Paildramon t Arrow R.png Imperialdramon Dragon Mode t Arrow R Blue.png Imperialdramon Fighter Mode t Arrow RR Red.png Veemon t
(w/ Stingmon) + Wormmon

Wormmon 3 Stingmon 6 Paildramon (12) Imperialdramon Dragon Mode (13) Imperialdramon Fighter Mode 14 Wormmon
Wormmon t Arrow R.png Stingmon t Arrow R.png Paildramon t Arrow R.png Imperialdramon Dragon Mode t Arrow R Blue.png Imperialdramon Fighter Mode t Arrow RR Red.png Wormmon t
(w/ ExVeemon) + Veemon

Arukenimon (Human) 4 Arukenimon 20 Arukenimon (Human)
Arukenimon (Human) t Arrow R Blue.png Arukenimon t Arrow R Blue.png Arukenimon (Human) t

Mummymon (Human) 4 Mummymon 20 Mummymon (Human)
Mummymon (Human) t Arrow R Blue.png Mummymon t Arrow R Blue.png Mummymon (Human) t

Armadillomon 8 Shakkoumon 18 Armadillomon
Armadillomon t Arrow RR.png Shakkoumon t Arrow RR Red.png Armadillomon t
(w/ Patamon) + Patamon

Patamon 8 Shakkoumon 18 Patamon
Patamon t Arrow RR.png Shakkoumon t Arrow RR Red.png Patamon t
(w/ Armadillomon) + Armadillomon

Aquilamon 10 Silphymon 14 Hawkmon
Aquilamon t Arrow R.png Silphymon t Arrow RR Red.png Hawkmon t
(w/ Gatomon) + Gatomon

Gatomon 10 Silphymon 14 Gatomon
Gatomon (Ringless) t Arrow R.png Silphymon t Arrow R Red.png Gatomon (Ringless) t
(w/ Aquilamon) + Hawkmon


Daemon: You may think you've seen the last of me, but I will be back.

Oikawa: "Children, listen to me closely. Remember this place. One day I will call you back here. Remember what I told you."

—The dark plan is still not over..

Other notes

Continuity errors

  • Soon after Imperialdramon Fighter Mode appears, a clip from the episode "Dramon Power" is shown, in which Ken and Davis are absorbed into Imperialdramon Dragon Mode's forcefield.
  • In the English dub, when Jim brings Yolei back home, he apologizes to "Mrs. Inoue", presumably Yolei's mother, even though only her two sisters are seen.

Animation errors

  • The Digimon Analyzer uses Daemon's Japanese name, "Demon", instead of his English name.

Dubbing changes

  • In the Japanese version, when the Digimon force Daemon into the Dark Ocean, the opening theme song, Target ~Akai Shougeki~ plays in the background. This is replaced by generic music in the English dub.

Miscellaneous trivia

  • Ken announces the episode title in the Japanese episode.
  • This is one of the few episodes in the entire Digimon anime series to retain its original Japanese title in the English dub. The other is The Insect Master's Trap.

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