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- Mar 19, 2021
The appearance of a Digimon is supposed to tell you about its level.The fact that MetalGarurumon is giant is the only thing that makes him a little bit impressive.At this point it would be most satisfying to end the series with Mimi just negotiating Milleniumon out of the battle.
On another note: re-scaling Digimon in this show was a mistake. Super-sized MetalGarurumon feels like an animation error floating behind Kabuterimon and Birdramon.
Best part of the episode were the Vademon pew-pewing to defend Milleniummon.
If he had stayed small, he could be mistaken with the Perfects of other Digidestined.
I disagree. Personally, I liked how size did not always represent a Digimon's level in the early run of the franchise. WarGreymon & MetalGarurumon were originally intended to come straight from Agumon & Gabumon and were as such perfectly great to be of a lesser size than even their Champion counterparts. On a related note, I also dislike how the two now digivolve from their ultimate forms rather than their rookies, because it just makes little sense design-wise and the whole getting to the final stage takes 3 evolutions is kinda dumb, but I digress.
Anyway, the whole final form not being the biggest form in Digimon also goes way back. The original Vpets always had that one ultimate which was just tiny and cute (Mamemon, MetalMamemon, Giromon, Piximon, etc.) and even when Mega was introduced, Megas were in most cases never the biggest forms - Imperialdramon in 02 being an exception, while most partner Digimon megas were meant to be slightly above human size. I believe the anime's 5th season started messing with the re-scaling.
The reason I liked that, was because I saw it as referential to how technology was developing. The best computers we have are not the largest in size, but the one's, who succeed performance-wise and have an elegant design. Well, that, but also WarGreymon, Gallantmon, Beelzemon etc. are humanoid, they're not kaiju. Likewise I don't see the appeal of a giant kaiju wolf mega form of Gabumon, when a 2m wolf, which you can ride like a horse is basically perfect.
Sometimes the design is enough, and sometimes we have cases like MetalGarurumon which seems to be the direct evolution of Garurumon.
Making MG a giant is a very good idea, it allows you to understand immediately what is his place in the hierarchy.
Regarding Wargreymon it may have been less necessary but it's still a good thing, the fact that it is stronger than MetalGreymon is again established directly just by the visual.
The only interest of the Warp-Evolution was to save episode time, but it is much more logical that the Mega Levels evolve from the Perfect Levels, moreover it’s the case in all the series which have followed Adventure 01.
What comes from V-Pets isn't necessarily a good thing, an animated series doesn't have to follow the same rules as an electronic toy.
And it is very often stupid that a Digimon shrinks as it evolves.
I am thinking in particular of SaberLeomon in season 1 who seemed almost weaker than Leomon when he was 2 levels above.
There are of course special cases like MarineAngemon, but these should remain exceptions.
Digimon may be Digital in nature, but they follow the rules of the evolution of species. And in nature, what is bigger is usually stronger.
Perfect and Ultimate Levels are only meant to exist for combat, so that Digimon in those levels look impressive just makes sense.
Besides Mugendramon is bigger than the Digimon which he inherited the elements, Megidramon is bigger than MegaloGrowlmon and SaintGalgomon is bigger than Rapidmon.
Beelzebumon and Sakuyamon may not be giants but even they remain taller than their previous stages.
Even Omegamon is huge compared to the lines of Greymon and Garurumon.
And if you want to know the interest of a gigantic Machine Wolf, well that helps him not to look weaker than the werewolf master in kung fu from which he evolves.
Ryo inflicted a 4-0 to Milleniummon.I'm already concerned for episode 50. They better not,i repeat they better fucking NOT have Milleniumon defeated by small fry like Wargreymon. And yeah they may have Goddramon and Holydramon who are comparable to the four Holy Beasts but even they were stated to not stand a chance against Milleniumon combined by Qinlongmon himself. If they don't get destroyed and Milleniumon doesn't wipe the floor with them like a lion with an ant i'm calling bullshit of the highest callibre.
Patamon and Tailmon are naturally strong against Milleniummon, that they beat him makes perfect sense.
The power gap should be minimal, and Goddramon and Holydramon make up for it with their type advantage.
But I already said it on Youtube.
Gonna have to agree to disagree, tbh.
It's your opinion, if you think MetalGarurumon looks stronger, if it's bigger. I think it looks dumb. I don't think digivolution should be directly correlated with size, but I suppose we don't actually disagree on those terms anyway. Just on whether MetalGarurumon needs to be bigger or not. I also don't think MetalGarurumon looks like an Ultimate. Being heavily designed with a sh*t ton of armor used to be a mega thing. But perhaps it seems different to some in the current sea of over-designed freak Digimon like Hackmon and Zubamon.
On another note: Warp digivolution was not rookie to mega, because they wanted to cut time. After all they still re-used the evolution animations as much as possible, even after the introduction of warp evolution. Rather it was because they needed a slightly different gimmick to sell new toys. Rookie to mega felt different enough to not feel like buying Champion-to-Ultimate evolution toys all over again.