AncientMermaimon & Option Card Great Maelstrom Previews for Booster Set 12

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The Digimon Card Game Twitter has updated with a card preview from Booster Set 12 Across Time. This time it's AncientMermaimon & Great Maelstrom.

AncientMermaimon gets some very nicely detailed underwater artwork. Great Maelstrom features her summoning the giant maelstrom, and also striking from within it with her trident.



Previous previews for Booster Set 12 Dimensional Phase:

Booster Set 12 Across Time is out November 25th, 2022.



We have early detailed for Booster Set RB-01 Rising Wind.

We have early details for Booster Set EX-04 Alternative Being.

We have early details for Booster Set 12 Across Time.

We have early details for Starter Deck 14 Advanced Deck Beelzebumon.

We have clean card images from Booster Set 11 Dimensional Phase, Battle Pack 14, & Special Promotion Pack 2022 Version 3.0.

And images from previous Digimon Card Game releases:
Starter Decks 1, 2, and 3, and first 10 promo cards
Booster Set 1 New Evolution
Booster Set 2 Ultimate Power
V-Tamer Promo Cards
Purple/Black Promo Set
Tamer Battle Pack 1 and Tamer Battle Winner's Card
Booster Set 3 Union Impact
Starter Decks 4, 5, & 6, plus Tamer Battle Pack 2 & winner's Card 2, & 1st 2 scene vote cards
Booster Set 4 Great Legend, Tamer Battle Pack 3, 3rd Scene Vote, Dark Digimon Promo Pack, & Apparel Cards
Booster Set 5 Battle of Omega, plus Tamer Battle Pack 4, 4th Scene Vote, & Vital Bracelet Pack-In Cards
Starter Decks 7 & 8, plus Delay Promos, Tamers Battle Pack 5, 1st Anniversary Promos, & Pulsemon
Booster Set 6 Double Diamond Cards, the 1st Anniversary Adventure Pack, and more
Booster Set EX-01 Classic Collection, plus Tamer Battle Pack 6 & 7, Tyranomon & dual Zeromaru Promo Cards
Booster Set 7 Next Adventure, Campaign Cards, & Tamers 20th Promo Cards
Starter Decks 9 & 10, plus Tamers Battle Pack 8, Ghost Game Promos, Online Promos, Tamers Evolution Box 1, & Amazon Starter Promos
Booster Set 8 New Hero, Starter Deck 11, plus Tamer Battle Pack 9 & Event Cards
Booster Set 9 X Record, plus Battle Pack 10, Special Promo Pack 2022, Update Pack, & Evolution Box 2
Starter Decks 12 & 13, Luxury Finished Tamers, plus Battle Pack 11
Booster Set 10 Xros Encounter, plus Battle Pack 12, Special Promo Pack 2022 v2, & Evolution Cup Cards
Booster Set EX-03 Dragon's Roar and Survive, DC-1, Memorial, Battle Pack 13, Illustration, & Espimon Promo Cards
 

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I like the real world looking fish behind AncientMermaimon like the "digi"fish you can catch in Next Order.
But then that raises the question why I can't find something looking like a real world monkey or real world birds in the Digital World


AncientMermaimon
Mega | Data | Ancient Aquabeast / Ten Warriors
[When Digivolving] You may play 1 blue Digimon card with [Hybrid], [Aquatic], [Sea Animal], or [Aquabeast] in its traits from 1 of your blue Digimon's digivolution cards without paying its memory cost
[On Deletion] You may play 1 blue level 4 or lower Digimon card with [Hybrid] in its traits from your hand without paying its memory cost

Great Maelstrom
When you would use this card from your hand, you may place 1 of your blue Digimon in play underneath another one your blue Digimon as its bottom digivolution card to reduce the memory cost to use this card by 3.
[Main] Return 1 of your opponent's Digimon to the bottom of your opponent's deck.
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[Security] Activate this card's [Main] effect.
 

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lol so there are so few artists still think it's alright to put "real life" creatures on the digital world? Jeez

Oh wait. I never forget that Armadimon card which Kenji drew a toony mole on that card! Geez

It's truly a mystery.
 

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One of my favorite Aquatic Digimon! Art of it is so rare, these look neat!
 

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Aegisdramon getting blue hybrid support may make the deck actually competitive.

Or just make Blue Hybrid come back.
 

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It's true, fishes in the net ocean have been a feature in the franchise for a long time. Even the anime has them, with a gag involving Agumon eating a big one in the first anime series.

I kind of just assume they are out there as "food" for ocean digimon. With the meat farms and other strange plants above serving the terrestrial and flying digimon.

And then of course, if you want a bigger meal, you can start predating on each other.
 

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It would make a lot of sense if digifish were just a variant of digimeat. Terrestial digimon also have other non-digimon food options so I wonder how many more aquatic digimon have
 

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It would make a lot of sense if digifish were just a variant of digimeat. Terrestial digimon also have other non-digimon food options so I wonder how many more aquatic digimon have
I recall their oceans often being depicted with algae, coral and we see that Adventure's Anomalocarimon was rewarded by MetalSeadramon with some sort of oyster or molusk, but I don't recall which kind. So there is definitely some other stuff in there.

Edit: here is some screenshots: https://imgur.com/a/I4GiY5j
 
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We see at least one turtle in 02.
It's true, and a lot more of sea life in the same episode! Submarimon's debut, episode 16 "Submarimon's Escape from the Bottom of the Sea".

I took some screenshots, a gallery: https://imgur.com/a/IbxnvRD

There is a lot more of marine life than I remember.
 

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It's true, and a lot more of sea life in the same episode! Submarimon's debut, episode 16 "Submarimon's Escape from the Bottom of the Sea".

I took some screenshots, a gallery: https://imgur.com/a/IbxnvRD

There is a lot more of marine life than I remember.
whoa. Non-digimon lifeforms lifeforms have always been a thing but I never knew how abundant the digital ocean had it!
 

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whoa. Non-digimon lifeforms lifeforms have always been a thing but I never knew how abundant the digital ocean had it!
Yeah, it surprised me too. I wonder what other anime examples and manga/game examples are out there. I think Tamers probably doesn't, since their trip to the Digital World is short and it looks pretty barren (which raises questions of how some species would even function in such world), said that, I didn't watch their movies, so there might be some there.

Frontier feels like it would have some. And Savers is another where the trip is too short to know, I think.

Xros I just finished watching a while ago, but I can't recall one. There is only one sea-based zone and one sea-based land we see, but I don't remember any either.

V-Tamer I read a longer time ago and I can't recall. The games I know have some.
 

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Shells, seagulls, flying fish also exist in Adventure Digital World. Frontier funnily has a red Ganimon-like crab but smaller.
 

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Rasielmon and AncientMermaimon are two of my favourites feminine looking digimons and both were drew by teppei tadoroko in the dcg. And... i dont like the art, i mean, the art is beautiful and there is no doubt he is a very talented artist, but when i seen Rasielmon card for the first time, and now with this Ancientmermaimon i have a feeling that those are not my favourite digimons, i do not pretend to be an expert criticist but for me, they look a bit "off-model"?, idk how to explain but i feel like if they were younger, teenager versions... idk.
Then when i watch the banira version of AncientMermaimon or the crusader/collector cards i feel like: Thats Ancientmermaimon! as if the one drew by teppei were a complete impostor xd.
 

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Where are the fish am I the only one who can't see them.
 

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AncientMermaimon sure is beautiful with that artist's ar style.

I'm still waiting for any explantions on THOSE PIGS on Ceresmon. Yet then there is toony mole on Armadimon's card.

But I think Bancho's post about the fishes being variant of Digi-meat for the ocean of the digital world if that makes sense.
Digi-Meat grows with water and can go huge sized enough to satisfy a dinosaur digimon's stomach.
Digi-Fish have to swim endlessly to trigger all sea predator digimons instinct to prey in the ocean therefore the deep ocean war turf is pretty cruel and harsh
Weird digi fruits are just... colorful fruits.

nah I don't think it helps. I could never understand some artists for putting animals in the digital world even in 2020 cards...

I think my mind is being fried. I think it's better to worship AncientMermaimon's pretty artwork and ignore the questions...
 

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AncientMermaimon sure is beautiful with that artist's ar style.

I'm still waiting for any explantions on THOSE PIGS on Ceresmon. Yet then there is toony mole on Armadimon's card.

But I think Bancho's post about the fishes being variant of Digi-meat for the ocean of the digital world if that makes sense.
Digi-Meat grows with water and can go huge sized enough to satisfy a dinosaur digimon's stomach.
Digi-Fish have to swim endlessly to trigger all sea predator digimons instinct to prey in the ocean therefore the deep ocean war turf is pretty cruel and harsh
Weird digi fruits are just... colorful fruits.

nah I don't think it helps. I could never understand some artists for putting animals in the digital world even in 2020 cards...

I think my mind is being fried. I think it's better to worship AncientMermaimon's pretty artwork and ignore the questions...

Is not like the franchise has any rules about animals not being allowed to exist in the digital world. They have trees similar to ours and all of that. Sure, they might not explain in detail what their role is, or how they interact with Digimon, but that might as well be intentional since they are more concerned with the experiences of digimon with themselves and humans.

As the screenshots and other appearances show, they are very clearly present through the franchise history, it might raise questions, but is not doing anything wrong at all for them to depict that.
 
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