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you can technically also use the greymons, ancient even stays quadruped
No offense to Ankylomon, but he and the Greymon family line don't work, same with the Sauropod Brachiomon family.

Ankylomon is a neat design, but it suffers in being its own thing. What direction they intended with Armadillomon is anyone's guess. Is it meant to be broadly armored/plated, a dinosaur, or just generally ancient?

It dawned on me this morning that he would have benefited from a Gargoyle evolution. It would have worked perfectly as a Jogress AND as a natural progression, whether Ultimate or Mega.

Golemon would work nicely as a branch evolution for Armadillomon, and keeps with the theme of armor/earth/ancient, and would even fit better with a Shakoumon sans Angemon wings. Perhaps more emphasis on the Dokugo doll?

Not that Digimon has ever really delved into Taino mythology, but Zemis are another stone/wood figure they could draw from as well.
A Japanese interpretation of a Zemi.
I hope it's not gonna turn into a Evangelion like mon. πŸ˜…
Probably have it as a child that turns into a Hurricane Godman. Yet looking at Jupitermon and the others I'm interested in seeing how it would look.πŸ€”
 

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I actually like the progression of Armadi's original line. Goes from squishy amphibian, to an armored mammal, then to a more heavily armored dinosaur, calcifies into a statue, and finally shatters open into an aquatic, (mostly) unarmored mammal.
 

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Overall better than DinoRexmon. Wish they hadn't given it those ridiculous claws.
They're based on the claws of a Deinonychus, the thing Jurassic Park's Velociraptors are based on. Arguably possibly mixed with the massive clawed hands of Therizinosaurus, too? But I doubt that a bit, it's the wrong limbs for it in any case.
Ankylomon is a neat design, but it suffers in being its own thing. What direction they intended with Armadillomon is anyone's guess. Is it meant to be broadly armored/plated, a dinosaur, or just generally ancient?
Given the "ancient" nature, the fact that they're associated with water to some degree (they've been Deep Savers several times, a number of herbivorous dinosaur Digimon have, it's a thing), and the general way it looks, you could make it evolve into a tortoise if you wanted to make your own evolution. Think Meiolana, with the large lumpy shell and the big spiked tail. Failing that there's always good old Doedicurus and other glyptodonts. I guess you could also maybe fudge it and say Vermillimon since it and Monochromon follow the really old paleoart interpretations of monoclonius as having heavily armored backs.

They've never really seen the point of doing this, though, since they always end up associating it with Holy stuff. But you could do it.

If you want my take on an Armadimon -> Ankylomon -> Dinosaur line though? Well... one of the really annoying things Digimon did that fouls up the creation of good dinosaur lines is that when they were making Armor forms they used a lot of the big, important dinosaurs in them. In specific for this case, Stegomon is a big issue, because Stegosaurs and Ankylosaurs were as far as we can tell actually really closely related - like, shockingly closely, there are some primates less related to humans than stegosaurs and ankylosaurs generally were - and it's also a big dinosaur with a spiked tail and deadly weapons and armor on its back. Still, the thing about Armors is that they have a bit of wiggle room... so if you use it as a Perfect, and given an Ultimate it's already been associated with...

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You'd have to fudge Stegomon a bit to make it slightly more aquatic in nature for it all to fit perfectly, but given they even gave Spinomon attack names reminiscent of Stegomon, it works. You're even working a little bit of Patamon in there in theory, since that's what Stegomon's usually associated with, more for a lack of appearances than anything else granted - which helps with the fudging of course because who knows, maybe it is that way, we'd never be able to tell because it's been playable in like two products ever, and those were the D3 and the old card game.
Ceratopsian is a dinosaur, right?*
Thanks for the knowledge but if the answer to my question above (*) is yes please don't reply to this.
Semi-yes, I guess? They are all dinosaurs, but they're specific dinosaurs - a sub-order going from as early as the Late Jurassic (possibly a bit earlier, but there was a lot of turnover around that point, that's why the End-Jurassic is one of the only ends to a Period to not have a noteworthy extinction associated with it - and why it's one of the least locked-in period changes) until the Cretaceous extinction.

They're the ones with the big crested heads and the large horns on the front. It's a body plan that's been replicated a few times since then.
 

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also one of my favorite Armadimon lines, though iΒ΄m more lenient with armors and any other mons with wonky levels.
imo it atleast helps that the Bio versions went straight to mega.
 

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Stegomon and Spinomon are easily my favorite Ankylomon evolutions.

I wish Dinorexmon would just be solidified as MasterTyrannomon's mega already. I think it's perfect Dinorexmon stays true to being a dinosaur and never becomes a machine or dragon because RustTyrannomon is a machine, WarGreymon is a dragon-man knight, and BlitzGreymon is a dragon-man machine. Dinorexmon gives Agumon a final form for Tyrannomon purely consisting of Tyrannosauruses for dinosaur lovers! Unfortunately, the card game with a whole Tyrannomon archetype didn't care to include Dinorexmon, though 😞

I think it's funny how when I google therizinosaurus, half the images are these dorky ant-eater or giant sloth looking creatures and the other half are Jurassic Park Freddy Krueger
 

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A Japanese interpretation of a Zemi.
I hope it's not gonna turn into a Evangelion like mon. πŸ˜…
Probably have it as a child that turns into a Hurricane Godman. Yet looking at Jupitermon and the others I'm interested in seeing how it would look.πŸ€”
I don't follow how it would end up like that. Most zemi are trigonolitos (three point stones).
Overall better than DinoRexmon. Wish they hadn't given it those ridiculous claws.
They're based on the claws of a Deinonychus, the thing Jurassic Park's Velociraptors are based on. Arguably possibly mixed with the massive clawed hands of Therizinosaurus, too? But I doubt that a bit, it's the wrong limbs for it in any case.
Ankylomon is a neat design, but it suffers in being its own thing. What direction they intended with Armadillomon is anyone's guess. Is it meant to be broadly armored/plated, a dinosaur, or just generally ancient?
Given the "ancient" nature, the fact that they're associated with water to some degree (they've been Deep Savers several times, a number of herbivorous dinosaur Digimon have, it's a thing), and the general way it looks, you could make it evolve into a tortoise if you wanted to make your own evolution. Think Meiolana, with the large lumpy shell and the big spiked tail. Failing that there's always good old Doedicurus and other glyptodonts. I guess you could also maybe fudge it and say Vermillimon since it and Monochromon follow the really old paleoart interpretations of monoclonius as having heavily armored backs.

They've never really seen the point of doing this, though, since they always end up associating it with Holy stuff. But you could do it.

If you want my take on an Armadimon -> Ankylomon -> Dinosaur line though? Well... one of the really annoying things Digimon did that fouls up the creation of good dinosaur lines is that when they were making Armor forms they used a lot of the big, important dinosaurs in them. In specific for this case, Stegomon is a big issue, because Stegosaurs and Ankylosaurs were as far as we can tell actually really closely related - like, shockingly closely, there are some primates less related to humans than stegosaurs and ankylosaurs generally were - and it's also a big dinosaur with a spiked tail and deadly weapons and armor on its back. Still, the thing about Armors is that they have a bit of wiggle room... so if you use it as a Perfect, and given an Ultimate it's already been associated with...

BC3adyL.png


You'd have to fudge Stegomon a bit to make it slightly more aquatic in nature for it all to fit perfectly, but given they even gave Spinomon attack names reminiscent of Stegomon, it works. You're even working a little bit of Patamon in there in theory, since that's what Stegomon's usually associated with, more for a lack of appearances than anything else granted - which helps with the fudging of course because who knows, maybe it is that way, we'd never be able to tell because it's been playable in like two products ever, and those were the D3 and the old card game.
Ceratopsian is a dinosaur, right?*
Thanks for the knowledge but if the answer to my question above (*) is yes please don't reply to this.
Semi-yes, I guess? They are all dinosaurs, but they're specific dinosaurs - a sub-order going from as early as the Late Jurassic (possibly a bit earlier, but there was a lot of turnover around that point, that's why the End-Jurassic is one of the only ends to a Period to not have a noteworthy extinction associated with it - and why it's one of the least locked-in period changes) until the Cretaceous extinction.

They're the ones with the big crested heads and the large horns on the front. It's a body plan that's been replicated a few times since then.
I tried just quoting your response to me on my phone, but it didn't take. I apologize if anyone else gets tagged!

I like the idea of a Stegosaurus, but a better design than our current armor form. It looks like a downgrade. :-/

Personally, Cody should have been partnered with Kotemon. But that's another subject!

Regarding poss. evolutions, I could see something like: Jakapil kaniukura, Stegouros elengassen, Pachycephalosaurus, or Stygimoloch. I like the latter two, but they're much smaller.
 

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A Japanese interpretation of a Zemi.
I hope it's not gonna turn into a Evangelion like mon. πŸ˜…
Probably have it as a child that turns into a Hurricane Godman. Yet looking at Jupitermon and the others I'm interested in seeing how it would look.πŸ€”
I don't follow how it would end up like that. Most zemi are trigonolitos (three point stones).
Overall better than DinoRexmon. Wish they hadn't given it those ridiculous claws.
They're based on the claws of a Deinonychus, the thing Jurassic Park's Velociraptors are based on. Arguably possibly mixed with the massive clawed hands of Therizinosaurus, too? But I doubt that a bit, it's the wrong limbs for it in any case.
Ankylomon is a neat design, but it suffers in being its own thing. What direction they intended with Armadillomon is anyone's guess. Is it meant to be broadly armored/plated, a dinosaur, or just generally ancient?
Given the "ancient" nature, the fact that they're associated with water to some degree (they've been Deep Savers several times, a number of herbivorous dinosaur Digimon have, it's a thing), and the general way it looks, you could make it evolve into a tortoise if you wanted to make your own evolution. Think Meiolana, with the large lumpy shell and the big spiked tail. Failing that there's always good old Doedicurus and other glyptodonts. I guess you could also maybe fudge it and say Vermillimon since it and Monochromon follow the really old paleoart interpretations of monoclonius as having heavily armored backs.

They've never really seen the point of doing this, though, since they always end up associating it with Holy stuff. But you could do it.

If you want my take on an Armadimon -> Ankylomon -> Dinosaur line though? Well... one of the really annoying things Digimon did that fouls up the creation of good dinosaur lines is that when they were making Armor forms they used a lot of the big, important dinosaurs in them. In specific for this case, Stegomon is a big issue, because Stegosaurs and Ankylosaurs were as far as we can tell actually really closely related - like, shockingly closely, there are some primates less related to humans than stegosaurs and ankylosaurs generally were - and it's also a big dinosaur with a spiked tail and deadly weapons and armor on its back. Still, the thing about Armors is that they have a bit of wiggle room... so if you use it as a Perfect, and given an Ultimate it's already been associated with...

BC3adyL.png


You'd have to fudge Stegomon a bit to make it slightly more aquatic in nature for it all to fit perfectly, but given they even gave Spinomon attack names reminiscent of Stegomon, it works. You're even working a little bit of Patamon in there in theory, since that's what Stegomon's usually associated with, more for a lack of appearances than anything else granted - which helps with the fudging of course because who knows, maybe it is that way, we'd never be able to tell because it's been playable in like two products ever, and those were the D3 and the old card game.
Ceratopsian is a dinosaur, right?*
Thanks for the knowledge but if the answer to my question above (*) is yes please don't reply to this.
Semi-yes, I guess? They are all dinosaurs, but they're specific dinosaurs - a sub-order going from as early as the Late Jurassic (possibly a bit earlier, but there was a lot of turnover around that point, that's why the End-Jurassic is one of the only ends to a Period to not have a noteworthy extinction associated with it - and why it's one of the least locked-in period changes) until the Cretaceous extinction.

They're the ones with the big crested heads and the large horns on the front. It's a body plan that's been replicated a few times since then.
I tried just quoting your response to me on my phone, but it didn't take. I apologize if anyone else gets tagged!

I like the idea of a Stegosaurus, but a better design than our current armor form. It looks like a downgrade. :-/

Personally, Cody should have been partnered with Kotemon. But that's another subject!

Regarding poss. evolutions, I could see something like: Jakapil kaniukura, Stegouros elengassen, Pachycephalosaurus, or Stygimoloch. I like the latter two, but they're much smaller.
I have a fanmade Pachycephalosaurus Ankylomon evolution made in the fanmade digimon forum
 

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Unfortunately, the card game with a whole Tyrannomon archetype didn't care to include Dinorexmon, though 😞
It'll happen eventually, I'll bet. They'll put more support of it in and, like, they'll have to give it another Ultimate at some point, and it's easier to say Dinorexmon is a Tyrannomon than it is to make a new one.

That or Rust X, I guess. Rust X would be weird though since it's already kind of like an X Digimon.
I think it's funny how when I google therizinosaurus, half the images are these dorky ant-eater or giant sloth looking creatures and the other half are Jurassic Park Freddy Krueger
Those claws are literally so big we thought the thing was a turtle for a while because we thought they might be flippers.

That said, don't be so weirded out by the giant sloth images, as much as sloths these days are generally seen as pretty nonthreatening animals, there's a reason South America used to be full of the things - because when they're built like a grizzly bear, sloths are mean, mean animals.
I like the idea of a Stegosaurus, but a better design than our current armor form. It looks like a downgrade. :-/
If it could be, like, a Kentrosaur, it'd be totally perfect, especially since that'd lead into the shoulder spikes on Spinomon, but you take what you can get. Scale the thing up large enough and it'd still work at least.

I like the Jakapil idea, but without anything remotely close to a full skeleton it'd be hard to justify. Pachys aren't a terrible choice either in any form. I do feel an Ankylosaur evolving into a Parankylosaur would be kind of weird, though, like those guys were smaller generally, weren't they? Cooler tail, though. Maybe as an Ankylomon variant.
Personally, Cody should have been partnered with Kotemon.
Well, it's not a bad idea in theory, but Kotemon didn't exist for another two and a half years. Hard for a character to have something that doesn't exist.
 

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I like Bryweludramon for Iori's Ultimate. It's made of metal like Shakkoumon and has potent defensive power.
 

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A Japanese interpretation of a Zemi.
I hope it's not gonna turn into a Evangelion like mon. πŸ˜…
Probably have it as a child that turns into a Hurricane Godman. Yet looking at Jupitermon and the others I'm interested in seeing how it would look.πŸ€”
I don't follow how it would end up like that. Most zemi are trigonolitos (three point stones).
Overall better than DinoRexmon. Wish they hadn't given it those ridiculous claws.
They're based on the claws of a Deinonychus, the thing Jurassic Park's Velociraptors are based on. Arguably possibly mixed with the massive clawed hands of Therizinosaurus, too? But I doubt that a bit, it's the wrong limbs for it in any case.
Ankylomon is a neat design, but it suffers in being its own thing. What direction they intended with Armadillomon is anyone's guess. Is it meant to be broadly armored/plated, a dinosaur, or just generally ancient?
Given the "ancient" nature, the fact that they're associated with water to some degree (they've been Deep Savers several times, a number of herbivorous dinosaur Digimon have, it's a thing), and the general way it looks, you could make it evolve into a tortoise if you wanted to make your own evolution. Think Meiolana, with the large lumpy shell and the big spiked tail. Failing that there's always good old Doedicurus and other glyptodonts. I guess you could also maybe fudge it and say Vermillimon since it and Monochromon follow the really old paleoart interpretations of monoclonius as having heavily armored backs.

They've never really seen the point of doing this, though, since they always end up associating it with Holy stuff. But you could do it.

If you want my take on an Armadimon -> Ankylomon -> Dinosaur line though? Well... one of the really annoying things Digimon did that fouls up the creation of good dinosaur lines is that when they were making Armor forms they used a lot of the big, important dinosaurs in them. In specific for this case, Stegomon is a big issue, because Stegosaurs and Ankylosaurs were as far as we can tell actually really closely related - like, shockingly closely, there are some primates less related to humans than stegosaurs and ankylosaurs generally were - and it's also a big dinosaur with a spiked tail and deadly weapons and armor on its back. Still, the thing about Armors is that they have a bit of wiggle room... so if you use it as a Perfect, and given an Ultimate it's already been associated with...

BC3adyL.png


You'd have to fudge Stegomon a bit to make it slightly more aquatic in nature for it all to fit perfectly, but given they even gave Spinomon attack names reminiscent of Stegomon, it works. You're even working a little bit of Patamon in there in theory, since that's what Stegomon's usually associated with, more for a lack of appearances than anything else granted - which helps with the fudging of course because who knows, maybe it is that way, we'd never be able to tell because it's been playable in like two products ever, and those were the D3 and the old card game.
Ceratopsian is a dinosaur, right?*
Thanks for the knowledge but if the answer to my question above (*) is yes please don't reply to this.
Semi-yes, I guess? They are all dinosaurs, but they're specific dinosaurs - a sub-order going from as early as the Late Jurassic (possibly a bit earlier, but there was a lot of turnover around that point, that's why the End-Jurassic is one of the only ends to a Period to not have a noteworthy extinction associated with it - and why it's one of the least locked-in period changes) until the Cretaceous extinction.

They're the ones with the big crested heads and the large horns on the front. It's a body plan that's been replicated a few times since then.
I tried just quoting your response to me on my phone, but it didn't take. I apologize if anyone else gets tagged!

I like the idea of a Stegosaurus, but a better design than our current armor form. It looks like a downgrade. :-/

Personally, Cody should have been partnered with Kotemon. But that's another subject!

Regarding poss. evolutions, I could see something like: Jakapil kaniukura, Stegouros elengassen, Pachycephalosaurus, or Stygimoloch. I like the latter two, but they're much smaller.
I have a fanmade Pachycephalosaurus Ankylomon evolution made in the fanmade digimon forum
Link please!

If it could be, like, a Kentrosaur, it'd be totally perfect, especially since that'd lead into the shoulder spikes on Spinomon, but you take what you can get. Scale the thing up large enough and it'd still work at least.

I like the Jakapil idea, but without anything remotely close to a full skeleton it'd be hard to justify. Pachys aren't a terrible choice either in any form. I do feel an Ankylosaur evolving into a Parankylosaur would be kind of weird, though, like those guys were smaller generally, weren't they? Cooler tail, though. Maybe as an Ankylomon variant.

My issue with Stegosaurs is that after becoming an ankylosaur, those plates just don't compare.

What a Pachycephalosaur lacks in size, it'd make up for in speed. Not that Digimon has ever been strict about how they depict natural animals, so... perhaps a larger Pachycephalosaur? I could see a mechanized one.

Speaking of Armadillomon variants... Liaoningosaurus would be perfect as a semi-aquatic form!

This also fits my headcanon for Gosukomon as his Ultimate, if only it didn't work so well for Crabmon!

Vikemon works, because it's a giant sloth, but I like him too much for Gomamon to have him as part of Armadillomon's line again.

Well, it's not a bad idea in theory, but Kotemon didn't exist for another two and a half years. Hard for a character to have something that doesn't exist.


We'll pretend 02 never happened if it ever gets a reboot, just to get those partners! Heck, I could see Davis with Bearmon for a partner!
 

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A Japanese interpretation of a Zemi.
I hope it's not gonna turn into a Evangelion like mon. πŸ˜…
Probably have it as a child that turns into a Hurricane Godman. Yet looking at Jupitermon and the others I'm interested in seeing how it would look.πŸ€”
I don't follow how it would end up like that. Most zemi are trigonolitos (three point stones).
Overall better than DinoRexmon. Wish they hadn't given it those ridiculous claws.
They're based on the claws of a Deinonychus, the thing Jurassic Park's Velociraptors are based on. Arguably possibly mixed with the massive clawed hands of Therizinosaurus, too? But I doubt that a bit, it's the wrong limbs for it in any case.
Ankylomon is a neat design, but it suffers in being its own thing. What direction they intended with Armadillomon is anyone's guess. Is it meant to be broadly armored/plated, a dinosaur, or just generally ancient?
Given the "ancient" nature, the fact that they're associated with water to some degree (they've been Deep Savers several times, a number of herbivorous dinosaur Digimon have, it's a thing), and the general way it looks, you could make it evolve into a tortoise if you wanted to make your own evolution. Think Meiolana, with the large lumpy shell and the big spiked tail. Failing that there's always good old Doedicurus and other glyptodonts. I guess you could also maybe fudge it and say Vermillimon since it and Monochromon follow the really old paleoart interpretations of monoclonius as having heavily armored backs.

They've never really seen the point of doing this, though, since they always end up associating it with Holy stuff. But you could do it.

If you want my take on an Armadimon -> Ankylomon -> Dinosaur line though? Well... one of the really annoying things Digimon did that fouls up the creation of good dinosaur lines is that when they were making Armor forms they used a lot of the big, important dinosaurs in them. In specific for this case, Stegomon is a big issue, because Stegosaurs and Ankylosaurs were as far as we can tell actually really closely related - like, shockingly closely, there are some primates less related to humans than stegosaurs and ankylosaurs generally were - and it's also a big dinosaur with a spiked tail and deadly weapons and armor on its back. Still, the thing about Armors is that they have a bit of wiggle room... so if you use it as a Perfect, and given an Ultimate it's already been associated with...

BC3adyL.png


You'd have to fudge Stegomon a bit to make it slightly more aquatic in nature for it all to fit perfectly, but given they even gave Spinomon attack names reminiscent of Stegomon, it works. You're even working a little bit of Patamon in there in theory, since that's what Stegomon's usually associated with, more for a lack of appearances than anything else granted - which helps with the fudging of course because who knows, maybe it is that way, we'd never be able to tell because it's been playable in like two products ever, and those were the D3 and the old card game.
Ceratopsian is a dinosaur, right?*
Thanks for the knowledge but if the answer to my question above (*) is yes please don't reply to this.
Semi-yes, I guess? They are all dinosaurs, but they're specific dinosaurs - a sub-order going from as early as the Late Jurassic (possibly a bit earlier, but there was a lot of turnover around that point, that's why the End-Jurassic is one of the only ends to a Period to not have a noteworthy extinction associated with it - and why it's one of the least locked-in period changes) until the Cretaceous extinction.

They're the ones with the big crested heads and the large horns on the front. It's a body plan that's been replicated a few times since then.
I tried just quoting your response to me on my phone, but it didn't take. I apologize if anyone else gets tagged!

I like the idea of a Stegosaurus, but a better design than our current armor form. It looks like a downgrade. :-/

Personally, Cody should have been partnered with Kotemon. But that's another subject!

Regarding poss. evolutions, I could see something like: Jakapil kaniukura, Stegouros elengassen, Pachycephalosaurus, or Stygimoloch. I like the latter two, but they're much smaller.
I have a fanmade Pachycephalosaurus Ankylomon evolution made in the fanmade digimon forum
Link please!

If it could be, like, a Kentrosaur, it'd be totally perfect, especially since that'd lead into the shoulder spikes on Spinomon, but you take what you can get. Scale the thing up large enough and it'd still work at least.

I like the Jakapil idea, but without anything remotely close to a full skeleton it'd be hard to justify. Pachys aren't a terrible choice either in any form. I do feel an Ankylosaur evolving into a Parankylosaur would be kind of weird, though, like those guys were smaller generally, weren't they? Cooler tail, though. Maybe as an Ankylomon variant.

My issue with Stegosaurs is that after becoming an ankylosaur, those plates just don't compare.

What a Pachycephalosaur lacks in size, it'd make up for in speed. Not that Digimon has ever been strict about how they depict natural animals, so... perhaps a larger Pachycephalosaur? I could see a mechanized one.

Speaking of Armadillomon variants... Liaoningosaurus would be perfect as a semi-aquatic form!

This also fits my headcanon for Gosukomon as his Ultimate, if only it didn't work so well for Crabmon!

Vikemon works, because it's a giant sloth, but I like him too much for Gomamon to have him as part of Armadillomon's line again.

Well, it's not a bad idea in theory, but Kotemon didn't exist for another two and a half years. Hard for a character to have something that doesn't exist.


We'll pretend 02 never happened if it ever gets a reboot, just to get those partners! Heck, I could see Davis with Bearmon for a partner!
Here it is!
 

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A Japanese interpretation of a Zemi.
I hope it's not gonna turn into a Evangelion like mon. πŸ˜…
Probably have it as a child that turns into a Hurricane Godman. Yet looking at Jupitermon and the others I'm interested in seeing how it would look.πŸ€”
I don't follow how it would end up like that. Most zemi are trigonolitos (three point stones).
Overall better than DinoRexmon. Wish they hadn't given it those ridiculous claws.
They're based on the claws of a Deinonychus, the thing Jurassic Park's Velociraptors are based on. Arguably possibly mixed with the massive clawed hands of Therizinosaurus, too? But I doubt that a bit, it's the wrong limbs for it in any case.
Ankylomon is a neat design, but it suffers in being its own thing. What direction they intended with Armadillomon is anyone's guess. Is it meant to be broadly armored/plated, a dinosaur, or just generally ancient?
Given the "ancient" nature, the fact that they're associated with water to some degree (they've been Deep Savers several times, a number of herbivorous dinosaur Digimon have, it's a thing), and the general way it looks, you could make it evolve into a tortoise if you wanted to make your own evolution. Think Meiolana, with the large lumpy shell and the big spiked tail. Failing that there's always good old Doedicurus and other glyptodonts. I guess you could also maybe fudge it and say Vermillimon since it and Monochromon follow the really old paleoart interpretations of monoclonius as having heavily armored backs.

They've never really seen the point of doing this, though, since they always end up associating it with Holy stuff. But you could do it.

If you want my take on an Armadimon -> Ankylomon -> Dinosaur line though? Well... one of the really annoying things Digimon did that fouls up the creation of good dinosaur lines is that when they were making Armor forms they used a lot of the big, important dinosaurs in them. In specific for this case, Stegomon is a big issue, because Stegosaurs and Ankylosaurs were as far as we can tell actually really closely related - like, shockingly closely, there are some primates less related to humans than stegosaurs and ankylosaurs generally were - and it's also a big dinosaur with a spiked tail and deadly weapons and armor on its back. Still, the thing about Armors is that they have a bit of wiggle room... so if you use it as a Perfect, and given an Ultimate it's already been associated with...

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You'd have to fudge Stegomon a bit to make it slightly more aquatic in nature for it all to fit perfectly, but given they even gave Spinomon attack names reminiscent of Stegomon, it works. You're even working a little bit of Patamon in there in theory, since that's what Stegomon's usually associated with, more for a lack of appearances than anything else granted - which helps with the fudging of course because who knows, maybe it is that way, we'd never be able to tell because it's been playable in like two products ever, and those were the D3 and the old card game.
Ceratopsian is a dinosaur, right?*
Thanks for the knowledge but if the answer to my question above (*) is yes please don't reply to this.
Semi-yes, I guess? They are all dinosaurs, but they're specific dinosaurs - a sub-order going from as early as the Late Jurassic (possibly a bit earlier, but there was a lot of turnover around that point, that's why the End-Jurassic is one of the only ends to a Period to not have a noteworthy extinction associated with it - and why it's one of the least locked-in period changes) until the Cretaceous extinction.

They're the ones with the big crested heads and the large horns on the front. It's a body plan that's been replicated a few times since then.
I tried just quoting your response to me on my phone, but it didn't take. I apologize if anyone else gets tagged!

I like the idea of a Stegosaurus, but a better design than our current armor form. It looks like a downgrade. :-/

Personally, Cody should have been partnered with Kotemon. But that's another subject!

Regarding poss. evolutions, I could see something like: Jakapil kaniukura, Stegouros elengassen, Pachycephalosaurus, or Stygimoloch. I like the latter two, but they're much smaller.
For the Zemi, I meant the Digimon interpretation might be off. πŸ˜…
Look at mjolnir or any other myth or legend based mon.
 

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For DinoRexmon. I like the design, just not the claws. Watching it walk or run is awkward. Maybe a redesign with regular or practical claws that extend to a bit when it attacks, call it the 2023 version. πŸ˜…
 

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A Japanese interpretation of a Zemi.
I hope it's not gonna turn into a Evangelion like mon. πŸ˜…
Probably have it as a child that turns into a Hurricane Godman. Yet looking at Jupitermon and the others I'm interested in seeing how it would look.πŸ€”
I don't follow how it would end up like that. Most zemi are trigonolitos (three point stones).
Overall better than DinoRexmon. Wish they hadn't given it those ridiculous claws.
They're based on the claws of a Deinonychus, the thing Jurassic Park's Velociraptors are based on. Arguably possibly mixed with the massive clawed hands of Therizinosaurus, too? But I doubt that a bit, it's the wrong limbs for it in any case.
Ankylomon is a neat design, but it suffers in being its own thing. What direction they intended with Armadillomon is anyone's guess. Is it meant to be broadly armored/plated, a dinosaur, or just generally ancient?
Given the "ancient" nature, the fact that they're associated with water to some degree (they've been Deep Savers several times, a number of herbivorous dinosaur Digimon have, it's a thing), and the general way it looks, you could make it evolve into a tortoise if you wanted to make your own evolution. Think Meiolana, with the large lumpy shell and the big spiked tail. Failing that there's always good old Doedicurus and other glyptodonts. I guess you could also maybe fudge it and say Vermillimon since it and Monochromon follow the really old paleoart interpretations of monoclonius as having heavily armored backs.

They've never really seen the point of doing this, though, since they always end up associating it with Holy stuff. But you could do it.

If you want my take on an Armadimon -> Ankylomon -> Dinosaur line though? Well... one of the really annoying things Digimon did that fouls up the creation of good dinosaur lines is that when they were making Armor forms they used a lot of the big, important dinosaurs in them. In specific for this case, Stegomon is a big issue, because Stegosaurs and Ankylosaurs were as far as we can tell actually really closely related - like, shockingly closely, there are some primates less related to humans than stegosaurs and ankylosaurs generally were - and it's also a big dinosaur with a spiked tail and deadly weapons and armor on its back. Still, the thing about Armors is that they have a bit of wiggle room... so if you use it as a Perfect, and given an Ultimate it's already been associated with...

BC3adyL.png


You'd have to fudge Stegomon a bit to make it slightly more aquatic in nature for it all to fit perfectly, but given they even gave Spinomon attack names reminiscent of Stegomon, it works. You're even working a little bit of Patamon in there in theory, since that's what Stegomon's usually associated with, more for a lack of appearances than anything else granted - which helps with the fudging of course because who knows, maybe it is that way, we'd never be able to tell because it's been playable in like two products ever, and those were the D3 and the old card game.
Ceratopsian is a dinosaur, right?*
Thanks for the knowledge but if the answer to my question above (*) is yes please don't reply to this.
Semi-yes, I guess? They are all dinosaurs, but they're specific dinosaurs - a sub-order going from as early as the Late Jurassic (possibly a bit earlier, but there was a lot of turnover around that point, that's why the End-Jurassic is one of the only ends to a Period to not have a noteworthy extinction associated with it - and why it's one of the least locked-in period changes) until the Cretaceous extinction.

They're the ones with the big crested heads and the large horns on the front. It's a body plan that's been replicated a few times since then.
I tried just quoting your response to me on my phone, but it didn't take. I apologize if anyone else gets tagged!

I like the idea of a Stegosaurus, but a better design than our current armor form. It looks like a downgrade. :-/

Personally, Cody should have been partnered with Kotemon. But that's another subject!

Regarding poss. evolutions, I could see something like: Jakapil kaniukura, Stegouros elengassen, Pachycephalosaurus, or Stygimoloch. I like the latter two, but they're much smaller.
For the Zemi, I meant the Digimon interpretation might be off. πŸ˜…
Look at mjolnir or any other myth or legend based mon.
Ah, okay. That makes more sense. It just confused me how it'd go from Zemi to Gundam creature.

I suppose I sorta see Baromon as an homage to Curupira from Brazilian mythology.

So many traditions from which to draw from!

It's a shame that they designed Thunderbirdmon later, it's the IDEAL Armor evolution for Hawkmon, especially its overall North American Indian inspired motif. Garudamon X, and Garudamon as well, though the latter is exactly what you mean. Curiously, the former justifies having his line end up as a Kachina for his Mega. So much potential with Hawkmon!
 
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Because Armadilomon is a mammal and Ankylomon is a dinosaur, I appreciate evolution lines that do lean into Ankylomon's dinosaur trait. I also think about the group photo: Veemon already has draconic covered.

I like Armadilomon > Anklomon > Guskukomon > Olegmon


As time goes by and my sensibilities change, I appreciate Shakkoumon more.
 

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So after watching the latest episode, I've come to realise that Regulus looks like a dark evolution for Arresterdramon. They've both got little horns that point down on either side of their mouths, they've got weapon tails that morph into their normal tail halfway, they both use dark coloured energy attacks and Arresterdramon's "wings" are similar in shape to Regulus's
 

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So the deeper I go down the rabbit hole, the more possibilities come up!

Meiolania is a fitting source of inspiration for the line as are Horned Toads. However, after stumbling across a Frilled Lizard (Reminded me of Toropiamon! I love the Pomumon line! Shame that it was never a partner line. Reminds me of what Biyomon and Palmon would be like as a Rookie Jogress. Parasaurmon looks like it could function as a counterpart to Allomon as an Armor for Biyomon.), it dawned on me that they could have drawn inspiration from three sources to complete the design. Utilize Iguanadon (Just the finger spikes.)/Pachycephalosaurus (Just the bonehead.) as a base, Basiliscus plumifrons for its sail and head crest (Dimetrodon inspiration perhaps?), Lisowicia for the face, and Meiolania for its horns and tail. For good measure, the dewlap of a Green Iguana.
 

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Regulusmon reminds me of RagnaLordmon with the dragon head shield,and Regulusmons proffile saying its power is similar to Megidramon so the perfect super ultimate transition works better,Dexdorugoramon and Raidramon also fit.
 

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Weird question, but are any of the trash mons have established evolution lines besides Numemon? Probably Etemon too, unless the 🀐 doesn't evolve into it. Especially with Nanimon, Raremon, and while not trash Nanomon too. (I think that's it's name)
 

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Weird question, but are any of the trash mons have established evolution lines besides Numemon? Probably Etemon too, unless the 🀐 doesn't evolve into it. Especially with Nanimon, Raremon, and while not trash Nanomon too. (I think that's it's name)
If I recall they all had some in their first appearances but I may be mistaken. Off the top of my head their was sukamon to etemon (but I think targetmon has been used before too) and can further use metal etemon or maybe kingetemon. I think raremon was associated initially with extyrannomon but now we also have rareraremon. And I'm pretty sure nanimon's first real evolution was digitamamon (who has devitamamon or holytamamon. Though I'm not sure how official the latter is)
 
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