Digimon OBD


Background Information

Digimon, or Digital Monsters in long, began as a series of Virtual Pets, that expanded into a franchise centered around the creatures living inside them that quickly eclipsed the popularity of the Virtual Pets themselves.

Based partially on the sister franchise, Tamagotchi, the idea was to raise a creature called a Digimon that would evolve and change form depending on how it was cared for. Digimon could be pitted against eachother in battle - the chief difference between Digimon and Tamagotchi. Digimon was designed to appeal to boys in the same way Tamagotchi were geared towards girls.

The term Digimon may refer to the video game franchise, an individual Digimon, or a species of Digimon.

According to the video game Brave Tamer, the Digital WorldDigital World's beginnings can be traced to the early twentieth century, with the activation of the Atanasoff–Berry Computer (ABC) - the first computer - which laid the basic foundations of the world. Subsequently, the first patented computer, ENIAC, was activated, and proceeded to build upon those foundations, shaping the Digital World. Over the ensuing years, through the continued growth of the electronic communications network on Earth, the Digital World continued to expand and grow, even after the ABC and ENIAC were shut down. There are multiple alternate reality incarnations of the Digital World, each one running parallel with the various multiple Earths that exist in the multiverse.

The different Digimon anime series are set in separate Digital Worlds. The basic mechanics, locations and inhabitants of Digital World appear in each, though the individual natures, origins, and histories of the worlds vary greatly. Similarities between the various Digital Worlds exist, however. They all basically parallel Earth's geographic features. There are continents, islands, deserts, mountains, oceans and almost all other kinds of terrain one finds on the topography of Earth. However, as data is easy to modify, and considering that the Digital World is made up of data, the features of any particular area of Digital World are subject to immediate and drastic alteration at any time. For example, a gigantic mountain can be formed in moments or halves of islands can be scattered across a sea with ease. The malleability of the Digital World makes it a frequent target of attack from within and from humans with malevolent intentions.

Although ordinary animals like birds and fish are known to exist in at least some of the Digital Worlds, the dominant lifeforms of all realities are Digimon. Digimon are sentient creatures that, like the Digital World, are made of data. It is possible for Digimon to travel to the "Real World," what Digimon call Earth, though this requires the opening of some sort of dimensional wormhole in Digital World.

Most of humanity does not know of Digital World's existence. The few humans that do either programmed some aspect of the original version of that world or were summoned there by a Digimon or another digital being. On rare occasions, however, a wormhole can appear on Earth, allowing people unknowing of Digital World to enter it.

Standing in the Battledome

Digimon is a powerful verse that consists of many reality warpers, and even multiversal-level beings.

It's often accused of being a rip-off of Pokemon, although most people agree that it is of higher quality than said series anime-wise.

It has been indicated that the Adventure series is far stronger than initially expected, as Gig's thread proves. On that note, there is also a Xros Wars feat thread.

Respect Thread

Discussion Thread

Supporters of the Series


  • Abigail
  • Boomy
  • Crimson Dragoon
  • Ckram1993
  • Gig
  • GiveRobert20dollars
  • Hadomaru
  • Hellspawn28
  • iwandesu
  • Kamen Rider Ryoma
  • Kurou
  • Qinglong
  • NightmareCinema
  • RandomLurker
  • StealthRanger
  • Tranquil Fury
  • Trexalfa
  • Vicious
  • DestinyDestroyer


Haters of the Series


  • Deer Hunter


Character Profiles


Digimon Adventure

Digimon Adventure 02

Digimon Tamers

Digimon Frontier

Digimon Savers

Digimon Xros Wars




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