Not sure where to post this thread but I'm gonna post it here cause it extends outside of games is more the general lore of Fusion.
Anyhow, you know how in the Xros Loader virtual pet certain DigiFuses such as the Star Sword, Dorulu Cannon, Supersonic Sparrow, Cyber Launcher, and Mighty Axe were treated as a special type of DigiXros known as an Armament DigiXros and could be equipped to any leader Digimon instead of being restricted to Shoutmon, MetalGreymon, and SkullKnightmon?
Well, I feel like this should have been the basis for how these weapons worked outside of the virtual pet from the start. Basically, you can use any Digimon as the weapon's wielder while the only required Digimon for these DigiFuses are the components used to make the weapons themselves: Starmon and Pickmon, Dorulumon, Sparrowmon, Cyberdramon (Alien), and Axemon respectively. Think along the lines of the Demon Weapons from Soul Eater.
Oh sure, you can depict Shoutmon, MetalGreymon, and SkullKnightmon wielding theses weapon in the official art but the profiles would make no mention of the three actually being required for the DigiFuses.
The catapult that appears near the end of Fusion would also be an Armament DigiFuse with Dorulumon, Starmon, and the Silver and White Pickmon being the only required components while Deputymon is not required at all and was simply chosen by Mikey to operate it at that particular moment.
I feel like this topic is especially relevant now with the existence of the Zubamon line being explicitly stated to be capable of transforming themselves into weapons.
So what are your thoughts on this?