Digimon Profile #14- Hybrid Forms & Spirits

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A new Digimon Profile has gone up on Digimon Web, with new artwork!

Digimon Profile #14 gives information on Hybrid forms and Spirits!


The legendary ten warrior Digimon that saved the ancient DIgital World. The spirit has the power and gives the power to those who use it. In this article we look at the 'Spirit'


Hybrid Form
A form in which human and spirit fuse together to form a Digimon. It's a variable species, whose attributes change based on the environment, and 32 of them have been confirmed via the reference book. The power of the hybrid form can vary based on the Digimon, from child class to ultimate class.

Spirit
An item that contains the power of the ten legendary warriors. These are two spirits for each attribute: human and beast.
It seems that humans are not the only ones who can use spirits.


They also go over the different known human and beast spirits, along with the Digimon that appear from them. This also includes the darkness spirits having alternate corrupted forms due the curse of Cherubimon, and how the ones that make Löwemon and KaiserLeomon are the 'true' forms of those spirits.


In addition, we get larger versions of the 'profile style' spirit artwork than we've seen before. (I believe these are the largest and cleanest versions of these images we've seen to date.)


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Agumon Hakase finishes by going over how a hybrid form has evolved through the use of spirits. There are also fusion forms that use human and beast spirits together and transcendant transcendent forms that use the spirits of multiple attributes together.




Prior Digimon Profiles:
Introduction & First 5 Profiles
#6- Report on the Four Holy Beasts & their Subordinates
#7- Vehicle Digimon
#8- Knight Digimon
#9- How to Read the Digimon Encyclopedia
#10- The "Four Great Dragons" Digimon
#11- Levels
#12- Armor Level & Digimentals
#13- The Digital World's Super Alloy, Chrome Digizoid
 

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I was hoping against hope this would launch with a suprise reveal of the 4 remaining fusion spirits (if for nothing else than to provide them for balance in the card game given that Black is almost totally left out of this mechanic) but of course not.
 

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There's a teeny tiny problem with this information in English...

The Human Spirit of 'Soil' is called MAGNAMON?

And the true Beast Spirit of Darkness is JUSTIMON?
 

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There's a teeny tiny problem with this information in English...

The Human Spirit of 'Soil' is called MAGNAMON?

And the true Beast Spirit of Darkness is JUSTIMON?

Cyber Slueth, Hacker's Memory, and Next Order did this too in their card/medal lists. Dunno where they're pulling the names from since CS but I'm sure one day they'll correct this internal list. ...one day.
 

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Hybrid Form
A form in which human and spirit fuse together to form a Digimon. It's a variable species, whose attributes change based on the environment, and 32 of them have been confirmed via the reference book. The power of the hybrig form can vary based on the Digimon, from adult class to ultimate class.
Slight correction but 成長期 translates to Child/Rookie, not Adult/Champion which would be 成熟期.
 

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Wow awesome updates! I seriously thought all Spirit item pictures will never come back in high quality images. To think they actually updated for that!

I always assumed the mysterious powers of the Legendary Spirit warriors use some kind of karate moves and elemental powers combined depends on humans, Child level to Ultimate level who fuses with to make their power levels too damn complicated... Until this update when I was younger.

So their powers are completely depending on the environment and certain Digimon levels besides the elemental powers.

Sigh only if "Five Evil Legendary Spirit Warriors" should be added along with Duskmon/Velgrmon for being cursed by Cherubimon vice...

This Hybrid class will never be completed... For all eternity TT TT
 

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Very nice to finally have clear artwork of the Spirits. Just a little bit odd how this Profile update hasn't come with a Reference Book entry, though. It has been 3 weeks since the last one.
 

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Sigh only if "Five Evil Legendary Spirit Warriors" should be added along with Duskmon/Velgrmon for being cursed by Cherubimon vice...
That wouldn't make sense though since not only was there never any indication in Frontier that any of the spirits besides Darkness were cursed (that idea is purely headcanon among fans), Duskmon and Velgemon are the only Evil Warriors who don't fit with their element's Ancient Warrior thematically.

AncientSphinxmon is an armored cat monster whereas Duskmon and Velgemon are both skeletal beings. Compare that to the Warriors (both Evil and Ancient) of Earth, Wood, Water and Steel which are ogres/giants, wooden robots/plant monsters, mermaids and mutants respectively.

Duskmon and Velgemon were always supposed to be the only corrupted Warriors hence why they look out of place next to AncientSphinxmon compared the Lowemon and JagerLowemon.
 

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Interesting thing I noticed: they say there's 32 confirmed in the Reference Book (so far, hopefully). But take all the Human Hybrids (11), add all the Beast Hybrids (22), the six fusion Hybrids (28), as well as KaiserGreymon and MagnaGarurumon (30), that's two left over. Did they include Flamon and Strabimon in that count? If so, that's pretty interesting considering they don't make a single mention of "half-powered Hybrids" otherwise, not even in the little conclusion where Hakase brings up the fusion and transcendant forms.
 

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I've always found it funny how the Spirits are just the Hybrids' armor sans body (those that wear armor) and there's whatever the hell is up with Zephyrmon's.
 

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Always loved the Hybrids so it's cool to see them here as well (especially the shadow of Takuya). I will still cling to the hope that we can get the rest of the lines filled out.

Maybe instead of the Royal Knights, the next Story game can use the Ten Legendary Warriors instead...one can dream at least. :ROFLMAO:
 

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I've always found it funny how the Spirits are just the Hybrids' armor sans body (those that wear armor) and there's whatever the hell is up with Zephyrmon's.
You just made me realize the Spirits are basically the Clothes from Saint Seiya.
 

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Interesting thing I noticed: they say there's 32 confirmed in the Reference Book (so far, hopefully). But take all the Human Hybrids (11), add all the Beast Hybrids (22), the six fusion Hybrids (28), as well as KaiserGreymon and MagnaGarurumon (30), that's two left over. Did they include Flamon and Strabimon in that count? If so, that's pretty interesting considering they don't make a single mention of "half-powered Hybrids" otherwise, not even in the little conclusion where Hakase brings up the fusion and transcendant forms.
Yes, Flamon and Strabimon are recorded as Variable-attributed Hybrid-levels in the DRB. According to their profiles, those two are just the weakened forms of their respective Human Spirits, so they're Spirits by both classification and lore. To be exact, they're technically Human Spirits rather than a different type of Spirit, but a weakened state of Human Spirits.

Only the Ancient Warrior Ten are proper non-Hybrid-level Digimon, presumably because they're not Spirits but the ancestors/origins of the Spirits.
 

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The description of hybrid forms makes it seems that hybrid level is only attainable when a human uses a spirit and when a digimon uses a spirit the result is not a hybrid level. If that's the case then I wonder what the rule is when a digimon uses a spirit. Does it retain the same level as the base digimon? Does it one up? Does it attain a level equivalent with the class of the spirit?
That would also make the case of Susanoomon very interesting since he evolves from humans using all 20 spirits yet is an ultimate level.
 

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The description of hybrid forms makes it seems that hybrid level is only attainable when a human uses a spirit and when a digimon uses a spirit the result is not a hybrid level. If that's the case then I wonder what the rule is when a digimon uses a spirit. Does it retain the same level as the base digimon? Does it one up? Does it attain a level equivalent with the class of the spirit?
That would also make the case of Susanoomon very interesting since he evolves from humans using all 20 spirits yet is an ultimate level.
When it says "The power of the Hybrid form can vary based on the [Digimon], from Child class to Ultimate class", it's talking about the Hybrid Digimon itself, not a regular Digimon using the Spirit.

All Hybrids are technically the same level, but they have clearly different "classes." Flamon would be on the lower end of the power scale close to Child, while KaiserGreymon would be on the upper end of the power scale.
 

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Interesting thing I noticed: they say there's 32 confirmed in the Reference Book (so far, hopefully). But take all the Human Hybrids (11), add all the Beast Hybrids (22), the six fusion Hybrids (28), as well as KaiserGreymon and MagnaGarurumon (30), that's two left over. Did they include Flamon and Strabimon in that count? If so, that's pretty interesting considering they don't make a single mention of "half-powered Hybrids" otherwise, not even in the little conclusion where Hakase brings up the fusion and transcendant forms.
Yes, Flamon and Strabimon are recorded as Variable-attributed Hybrid-levels in the DRB. According to their profiles, those two are just the weakened forms of their respective Human Spirits, so they're Spirits by both classification and lore. To be exact, they're technically Human Spirits rather than a different type of Spirit, but a weakened state of Human Spirits.

Only the Ancient Warrior Ten are proper non-Hybrid-level Digimon, presumably because they're not Spirits but the ancestors/origins of the Spirits.
It is rather odd that Flamon and Strabimon's profiles specifically mention Agnimon and Wolfmon, yet also emphasize their "half-beast, half-man" status (which should suggest that they could be powered-down forms of either Agnimon/Wolfmon or Vritramon/Garmmon).

Speaking of Flamon and Strabimon, I wonder if all the other Spirits can get powered-down forms, as well as proper transcendent forms (even though KaiserGreymon and MagnaGarurumon technically already use all the elements). Would be neat to see, but at least for now, it unfortunately seems to be a tall order just to get the rest of those damn fusion Hybrids.
 

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The description of hybrid forms makes it seems that hybrid level is only attainable when a human uses a spirit and when a digimon uses a spirit the result is not a hybrid level. If that's the case then I wonder what the rule is when a digimon uses a spirit. Does it retain the same level as the base digimon? Does it one up? Does it attain a level equivalent with the class of the spirit?
That would also make the case of Susanoomon very interesting since he evolves from humans using all 20 spirits yet is an ultimate level.
When it says "The power of the Hybrid form can vary based on the [Digimon], from Child class to Ultimate class", it's talking about the Hybrid Digimon itself, not a regular Digimon using the Spirit.

All Hybrids are technically the same level, but they have clearly different "classes." Flamon would be on the lower end of the power scale close to Child, while KaiserGreymon would be on the upper end of the power scale.
It says right there "It seems that humans are not the only ones who can use spirits." We saw this in Frontier too.
When the profile clarifies that Hybrid levels are the result of a human using a spirit it suggests that hybrid level is exclusive to humans and when a digimon uses a spirit the result is not a hybrid level, i.e. when a digimon uses the spirit of flame it evolves into a child/adult/perfect/whatever level agunimon instead of a hybrid level agunimon.
 

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The description of hybrid forms makes it seems that hybrid level is only attainable when a human uses a spirit and when a digimon uses a spirit the result is not a hybrid level. If that's the case then I wonder what the rule is when a digimon uses a spirit. Does it retain the same level as the base digimon? Does it one up? Does it attain a level equivalent with the class of the spirit?
That would also make the case of Susanoomon very interesting since he evolves from humans using all 20 spirits yet is an ultimate level.
When it says "The power of the Hybrid form can vary based on the [Digimon], from Child class to Ultimate class", it's talking about the Hybrid Digimon itself, not a regular Digimon using the Spirit.

All Hybrids are technically the same level, but they have clearly different "classes." Flamon would be on the lower end of the power scale close to Child, while KaiserGreymon would be on the upper end of the power scale.
It says right there "It seems that humans are not the only ones who can use spirits." We saw this in Frontier too.
When the profile clarifies that Hybrid levels are the result of a human using a spirit it suggests that hybrid level is exclusive to humans and when a digimon uses a spirit the result is not a hybrid level, i.e. when a digimon uses the spirit of flame it evolves into a child/adult/perfect/whatever level agunimon instead of a hybrid level agunimon.
I'm not arguing against whether regular Digimon can use the Spirits, but whether that affects the levels of the resulting Hybrid Digimon, which is not mentioned anywhere in the Report.

The only part that mentions other Digimon is in a completely different section referring to the Spirits themselves, not the section about Hybrid-levels.

Not to mention, the section specifies that they're referring to Child- and Ultimate-classes 「クラス」, not levels 「レベル」. They've previously used "classes" as a terminology in the old TCG for certain Hybrid cards (Bo-1208, Bo-1209, Bo-1210, Bo-129t, etc.) to denote that they're equivalent to the respective levels, despite not being that level (since the TCG acknowledges Hybrids as its own level-category).
 
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