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Well, Japan loves Disney.
you can replace Japan with dozens of countries and this statement would remain true.

When it comes to the Royal Knights I think the one I appreciate the most is Gankoomon due to being a lot more like a fellow person who displays a lot of humanity and presenting himself a lot more personally as opposed to the DC comic book or Greek figure-esque feeling the other knights are presented with.
I feel like this is why a lot of people like the Olympos XII more, because they're way easier to envision happening to come across and living amongst the people (some mixed examples being Bacchusmon spending a lot of time hosting grand revels, Ceresmon being seen in the skies as its own flying landmass, Marsmon always wanting to duke it out with others, Mercurymon constantly running across the land as he hates to stay in one place, and Vulcanusmon who is known to do business with those who are not gods such as crafting Beelzemon his signature guns).
Even though Gankoomon is yet another dragon man to an extent, presenting him as more human and giving him a background where he serves the people on an upfront personal level is so refreshing among emotionless looking mechs and knights who stay "mysterious" and "hidden" (yet still manage to have people constantly call them overused and too focused on). I also appreciate how he's not a Bancho member yet is still very much a mature manly man who fits the look and personality of a bancho perfectly among the Royal Knights anyway. Dude even has a 「Stand」.

Considering I rarely ever see Gankoomon get the love I have for him from others, I'm considering this an unpopular opinion (and I guess it can be seen as a rant as nobody asked lol). Best knight
 
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Digimon is better than Pokemon.
Thats not an unpopular opinion, its an unpopular fact.
Though part of that lies in the fact that Digimon is fairly niche, and thus doesnt have to please everyone while ultimately pleasing no one.
 

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Digimon is better than Pokemon.
Thats not an unpopular opinion, its an unpopular fact.
Though part of that lies in the fact that Digimon is fairly niche, and thus doesnt have to please everyone while ultimately pleasing no one.
No it's an opinion. He said he thinks it's better. Not that he thinks it's more popular or thinks it sold more
 

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the Nintendo DS Digimon Story era is my favorite art style for Digimon designs The Coronamon line, the Lunamon line, and all of the original enemies made for the DS Story games all strike a great balance between simplicity, detail, and a sort of roundness and blockiness that's hard for me to put into words
 

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If Ruki had won the championship and Ryo had loss, the events of Tamers would still remain somewhat similar, aside from the partner swap and role switch on the characters (oh and Ryo wouldnt be so eager to fight Takato´ s Guilmon? Or would he?)
 

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If Ruki had won the championship and Ryo had loss, the events of Tamers would still remain somewhat similar, aside from the partner swap and role switch on the characters (oh and Ryo wouldnt be so eager to fight Takato´ s Guilmon? Or would he?)
Ryo was already partners with Cyberdramon before the tournament.
 

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No, they met right after Ryo defeated Ruki, according to "Message in the Packet."
 

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No, they met right after Ryo defeated Ruki, according to "Message in the Packet."
Is that canon to the Ryo games, though? Ryo’s kind of off in some weird little universe of personal canon by himself, and in that context does the last Ryo game take place before or after Tamers?
 

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Despite attempts to shoehorn Ryo into the anime, the plot of the games doesn't really make sense in the context of Tamers. The most obvious difficulty is Ryo having parents in the Tamers universe. But I guess you can consider it the same Ryo if you want. Konaka just didn't see them as the same character.
 

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Despite attempts to shoehorn Ryo into the anime, the plot of the games doesn't really make sense in the context of Tamers. The most obvious difficulty is Ryo having parents in the Tamers universe. But I guess you can consider it the same Ryo if you want. Konaka just didn't see them as the same character.
the producers above him stated that he was the same character though tbf and producers tend to get to decide things over writers.

Can just say Ryo was adopted in Tamers. (unless they have the same exact designs?)
 

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It is the same Ryou.

Konaka would only get Tamers if he put Ryou in the show. He initially didn't want to but he did it anyways. (Hence why he feels so extremely out of place cause Konaka didn't really want him.)
 

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2018´ s Tamers CD drama was awful (not completely sure if this works as a unpopular opinion, but I´ ll post it case nostalgia)
 

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Here's one for me. I always wanted PicoDevimon to be the eighth Digimon.

I just love the irony of pairing the holder of the Light Crest with a demonic looking Partner. Having a former big bad come back in the form of an ally (then evolving into say, NeoDevimon), and then trying to fit in would for me be a lot more interesting twist then some gender swapped Angemon. Especially given how rather boring Tailmon became after joining the group.

Then the fandom could have arguments about what his 'proper' Ultimate should be instead. :p
 

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Here's one for me. I always wanted PicoDevimon to be the eighth Digimon.

I just love the irony of pairing the holder of the Light Crest with a demonic looking Partner. Having a former big bad come back in the form of an ally (then evolving into say, NeoDevimon), and then trying to fit in would for me be a lot more interesting twist then some gender swapped Angemon. Especially given how rather boring Tailmon became after joining the group.

Then the fandom could have arguments about what his 'proper' Ultimate should be instead. :p
Adventure would´ ve been so different if that had happened! It´ s a great idea, consideering Takeru already had a light themed partner, it would´ ve nice to see a digidestined with a dark one, even back at Adventure 01, rather than having to wait for future seasons.
 

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I don't like GrapLeomon. Frankly, I personally find the mecha genre to be relatively dull, and the machine theme honestly just does not suit Leomon, a proud sword-wielding beast warrior, very well, and I'm tired of GrapLeomon getting all of the attention and preference over IceLeomon, and despite the latter being an ice-attribute recolor, I find it to be a significantly better, suitable, and more interesting Digimon, while still being a proud sword-wielding beast warrior. IMO, GrapLeomon's turbines are just...dumb.
 

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Here's one for me. I always wanted PicoDevimon to be the eighth Digimon.

I just love the irony of pairing the holder of the Light Crest with a demonic looking Partner. Having a former big bad come back in the form of an ally (then evolving into say, NeoDevimon), and then trying to fit in would for me be a lot more interesting twist then some gender swapped Angemon. Especially given how rather boring Tailmon became after joining the group.

Then the fandom could have arguments about what his 'proper' Ultimate should be instead. :p
Incidentally, I made a thread not too long ago pointing out the horrible lack of Virus Partners in Adventure.

Since you bring it up, PicoDevimon actually might've worked. Looking back on it, I don't think it's explicitly evil. Just childishly mischievous and following through on Vamdemon's orders. Even if it didn't become a Partner Digimon, it could've at least been capable of some sort of redemption...... or really, any fate less anti-climactic than getting eaten by VenomVamdemon. Thankfully, it seems to get just a bit more respect in the games (it's even the mascot of the Virus-themed Guard Team in Digimon World 2). For that matter, a lot of people argue that, unlike the other Crests, Light isn't even a virtue, which makes it kinda confusing as to how Hikari's Crest even works. My guess is that Light refers to salvation, making Hikari the most accepting and forgiving of the other children, and rather fitting given how Tailmon used to be a villain (one who even contemplated killing her future Partner). But if that is the case, it would fit PicoDevimon just as well, and could've made him something of a proto-Impmon the more I think about it.
 

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Honestly I'm not really sure why Adventure was so adverse to Virus attribute partners, or even just having friendly wild Virus Digimon. The only ones I can think of are the Otamamon and Gekomon Mimi met. It's not like any other part of the franchise was like this around the same time,. Heck, if I've learned anything it's that Digimon fans tend to LOVE the Virus attribute. So yeah, I would have loved to see PicoDevimon as a partner.
 

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Honestly I'm not really sure why Adventure was so adverse to Virus attribute partners, or even just having friendly wild Virus Digimon. The only ones I can think of are the Otamamon and Gekomon Mimi met. It's not like any other part of the franchise was like this around the same time,. Heck, if I've learned anything it's that Digimon fans tend to LOVE the Virus attribute. So yeah, I would have loved to see PicoDevimon as a partner.
It could´ ve simply been a matter of the writters not knowing how to apply character dynamics and fight tactics with said virus digimon, if they were Virus types, maybe they would´ ve been too easy to control by the bad guys or something? Though even that type brainwash scenario was more displayed in Adventure 02 one time and it only applied to insect types, so I´ d say it was most likely a matter of character dynamics, but yeah Gatomon could´ ve easily been introduced as a virus type, with some attack, design and evolution vhanges and there wouldnt be much issue with it.
 
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