DORUmon's gem interface

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Twitter released the huge image of DORUmon and Ryudamon.

I noticed that interface written saying

"V" "X" "I"

Hidden meanings?

I am guessing V - Vaccine evolution, X - Death X evolution and I is Data evolution lines?
 

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If they stand for something, X would probably mean "X Evolution".
 

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I don't think think they are letters in the first place. They are just indents in the metal, maybe cracks or marks from its construction, that you choose too interpret as letters. The X at the top is the only one that's really letter like, the other two really aren't: Point being, if it wasn't for that X you wouldn't jump the gun and have declared the other ones letters in the first place. Not how Ryudamon also has random indents on his interface that don't spell out anything or how in X-evolution there
The X could very well be an out-of-universe reference to him being an X-antibody carrier but in-universe I doubt it means anything.
 

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Yeah I jumped to conclusions. Can't helped being excited after X antibody resurrected in this anniversary...

Your post got me thinking. You may be right about the other two. V could be the triangle. I could be l or I maybe assembled parts made the tiny gap look like it's a letter. But still it could be the meaningful marks rather than cracks. I find it weird about that interface's tips at each edge of its corners, it seemed to have odd shapes like... Uhh dome dot thingies. Not sure about Ryudamon's since its helmet is blocking the view. Ryudamon's interface reminds me of R-Type Jets.

I need to note this so next time when Digimon twitter will answer questions for second time.
 

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At most I'd guess it was a design reference to XAI. the v could easily be a simple A
 

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The writing on the Gems of Dorumon and Ryudamon brows are just that. It is nothing more and nothing less. We might get something if they ever get into anime, but at this time, it is too early to tell what they really mean, if they mean anything.
 

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Probably nothing, but it's like one of those many features of Digimon that's often just open to interpretation on how they work. I mean, has the gem interface itself ever had consistent use in all of DORUmon's appearances?
Although at the same time, some Digimon do have digimoji details on their design that actually mean something if you translate it.
 

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It gotta be the hidden meanings. I will note this when if Digimon twitter open up another second question/answers in the future.
 

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If they really do mean roman numerals...


Well, only XIV is valid, and that makes 16. But adding V (5) + X (10) + I (1) would make it 16 as well. I don't think 16 really has any meaning. Although if you do rotate the gem around, it does spell out XAI.
Maybe it's X-Antibody initially, but DORUmon often makes appearances with no mentions of that for being part of a different continuity.

Also this. It's not DORUmon, but pretty much how the gem works?

 
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XAI I see. I guess it's confirmed...? Thanks.
 

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I should probably note, if it's actually XAI. Then it's more of an archaic detail in later depictions, as I said. DORUmon isn't the only one that's like that.
Probably the best example I can think of: WarGreymon has the Courage Crest on it's back, but that aspect only really makes the most sense in the Adventure series, as it's meant to reflect Taichi's courage. But in games and later on, it's mostly just there as part of the Digimon design as crests seem completely irrelevant there.

...Although, I still can't figure out why Knightmon has the crest of Hope for it's shield, when it's unrelated to Patamon.
 
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Maybe Knightmon's symbolizing to "Knight in shining armor" to save somebody in trouble when needed...? Well I failed to understand or cannot figure why.

RiseGreymon X got Courage crest. And... SaintGalgomon's weird symbol that look like it's alien angel on its metal loincloth but it could be Cherubimon?

Light crest is sorta pretty popular. Rosemon and Sephirotmon besides Armor.

X-Antibody Indicator aka XAI. Are there any concert arts of Ryudamon? Hoping the helmet can be removed to see "XAI" on that interface or not.
DORUmon got colorful clones.
 

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The X-Antibody Indicator actually refers to the X-shaped LED display on the Pendulum X itself, not the interface. After all the XAI system works with all the Digimon on the pendulum X not just with the DORUmon and Ryudamon line...

The interface, as pointed pointed out by this card and the original Pendulum X website is used for basically generally accessing and modifying information on the digicore, in a more direct way than modern Digimon can (And I don't think there's anything archaic or continuity specific about that).
Conceptually this is similar to the V-dramon line's ancient Override ability in V-Tamer being a more powerful but also more destructive ability (to the Digimon using it) if it gets out of control.
As a technical analogy this would be similar to how in programming a super low level "primitive" language like Assembler and machine code is potentially much faster than a similar program compiled down from a high level language but it would be (among lots of other complications) very inefficient and time consuming to write and messing up single instructions can break things very fast and more seriously.
 
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I see. Sweet information. Accessing/modifying information on the digicore... (Metamormon...?)
 
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