Dark Masters

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The four Dark Masters

The Dark Masters (ダークマスターズ Dāku Masutāzu), or also known as The Four Heavenly Kings of Evil (悪の四天王 Aku no shiten'nō)[1], are four evil, Ultimate level Digimon from Digimon Adventure, who are extensions of Apocalymon. In the absence of the Chosen Children, the Dark Masters took over the Digital World and reformatted much of it into Spiral Mountain, making it easier for them to conquer.

They all originate from the Digimon Pendulum x.0 series (although Mugendramon debuted in Digimon World). Their armies in Digimon Adventure are each named after the Pendulum version featuring the respective member of the Dark Masters, with exception of Nature Spirits and Virus Busters.

Members[edit]

Metal Seadramon[edit]

Metal Seadramon
Metal Seadramon
Kanji/Kana メタルシードラモン
Dub Name MetalSeadramon
Voice Actor Japanese Kazama Yūto (風間 勇刀)
English Doug Erholtz

An arrogant and hot-tempered Digimon in control of the Digital World's seas, he commanded Digimon of the Deep Savers, including many Hangyomon and a particularly scatterbrained Anomalocarimon. He was extremely arrogant about his power, boasting an almost impenetrable defense because of his Chrome Digizoid armor. Unfortunately, he was at a type disadvantage against War Greymon's Dramon Killers and was ripped through lengthwise with his Brave Tornado.


Pinochimon[edit]

Pinochimon
Pinochimon
Kanji/Kana ピノッキモン
Dub Name Puppetmon
Voice Actor Japanese Kozakura Etsuko (小桜 エツ子)
English David Lodge

A very juvenile puppet Digimon, he commanded Digimon of the Wind Guardians and controlled the forest. He showed a special interest in Takaishi Takeru, the youngest of the Chosen Children, challenging him to various games at his mansion. He is best known for toting around a .44 Magnum gun and killing several of his minions during temper tantrums. He was killed by Ishida Yamato's Metal Garurumon.


Mugendramon[edit]

Mugendramon
Mugendramon
Kanji/Kana ムゲンドラモン
Dub Name Machinedramon
Voice Actor Japanese Egawa Hisao (江川 央生)
English Dave Guerrie

Extremely calculating and uncaring, he ruled over Multitask City and commanded Digimon of the Metal Empire family. He had some of the highest offensive power of the group, being able to obliterate entire city blocks with the cannons on his back. Being a dragon type, he also fell to War Greymon's Dramon Killers.


Piemon[edit]

Piemon
Piemon
Kanji/Kana ピエモン
Dub Name Piedmon
Voice Actor Japanese Ohtsuka Chikao (大塚 周夫)
English Derek Stephen Prince

The leader of the Dark Masters, he watched from the top of Spiral Mountain as his comrades were destroyed by the Chosen Children. He controlled the Nightmare Soldiers, his second-in-command being a Lady Devimon. He was able to shape shift into various forms and cause elaborate illusions, along with the ability to change his opponents into keychains with his versatile Clown Trick. Being too powerful to kill, Takeru's partner, Holy Angemon, sealed him away within his Heaven's Gate. His victims were returned from their keychain state by Holy Angemon's Holy Disinfection.


Appearances[edit]

Anime[edit]

Digimon Adventure[edit]

Digimon Adventure tri.[edit]

Digimon Adventure 20th Anniversary Memorial Story Project[edit]

Manga[edit]

Video Games[edit]

Digimon Adventure: Anode Tamer & Cathode Tamer[edit]

Piemon was among the Digimon brought back due to the formation of Millenniumon, whom he then served. He fights Akiyama Ryo in Piemon's Palace as the fourth boss of the game. He fights Ryo again in Milleniumon's Lair alongside a Meramon, the fourth fight in the boss rush leading to Millenniumon, but is defeated once again.

Digimon World: Digital Card Arena[edit]

Infinity Tower's third Battle Arena, unlocked after beating all the Adventure Chosen Children, is centered around the Dark Masters, with the player having to fight Metal Seadramon, Pinochimon, Lady Devimon and Piemon in a row. Piemon himself uses the Four Heavenly Kings Assault deck which is centered around the Dark Masters. All of them wish to harm the player, with Piemon specifically holding a grudge from his defeat against the Chosen Children and vowing revenge, even after being defeated by the player.

While Mugendramon appears in the game in Infinity Tower's first Battle Arena, he's not considered part of the Dark Masters in the game, with Lady Devimon taking his place instead.

Digimon Tamers: Digimon Medley[edit]

Digimon Adventure[edit]

During the time the Chosen Children were in the Real World, the Dark Masters covered the Digital World and formed a new world over it, Spiral Mountain, so they could have full control over it. They also killed anyone who opposed them. The creation of Spiral Mountain had significant effects on the Digital World, killing Digimon such as Scumon due to the holes it generated, moving places around like Vegimon's Restaurant, and causing the Village of Beginnings to stop working, thus stopping Digimon from being reborn.

After Tyumon explained the situation to the Chosen Children upon their return to the Digital World in Episode 49, "The Four Dark Masters", Piemon appeared and sent them down a hole. He then summoned the other Dark Masters: Metal Seadramon, Mugendramon and Pinochimon, and introduced the four of them, this would be their first encounter.

As Homeostasis explained in Episode 53, "Clash! The Ultimate Digimon", the Dark Masters found out about their plan to counter the darkness and tried to steal the Crests. A young Gennai protected them from Piemon by taking the Crests and Partner Digimon Digitama with him to File Island, but due to the interference of his pursuers, lost Tailmon's Digitama.

The power of darkness would fade after each Dark Master was killed, with their domain returning from Spiral Mountain to the Digital World. Metal Seadramon was the first to go, fighting and dying against the Chosen Children in Episode 50, "The Raging King of the Seas! Metal Seadramon", followed by Pinochimon who was killed by Metal Garurumon's Cocytus Breath in Episode 55, "Pursuit! Defeat Pinochimon!". The next was Mugendramon in Episode 58, "Reunion! Overthrow Mugendramon!", and finally, Piemon by getting pushed into Holy Angemon's Heaven's Gate by War Greymon's Gaia Force and Metal Garurumon's Garuru Tomahawk in Episode 61, "The Clown from Hell, Piemon". However, their defeat did not return the Digital World to normal, as the Chosen Children's true enemy was Apocalymon, the one who allowed the Dark Masters to gather their power in the first place.

All the Dark Masters reappeared in Subspace in Episode 62, "The Final Dark Digimon", as optional boss battles for Kido Jo (Metal Seadramon), Takaishi Takeru (Pinochimon), Izumi Koshiro (Metal Seadramon) and Takenouchi Sora (Piemon), if the player got 35 bond points for each of them. Upon being fought, their Partner Digimon unlocked their Ultimate stages.

The Dark Masters in Digimon Adventure.

Digimon Fortune[edit]

Digimon Soul Chaser[edit]

Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth[edit]

After Aiba Takumi/Aiba Ami collects all of the Dark Masters medals, the Medal Man rewards them with a Shine Guard DX and a Dark Guard DX.

Digimon Linkz[edit]

Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Hacker's Memory[edit]

After Amasawa Keisuke collects all of the Dark Masters medals, the Medal Man rewards him with a Shine Guard DX and a Dark Guard DX.

Digimon ReArise[edit]

Digimon New Century[edit]

TCG[edit]

Digimon Card Game[edit]

Dark Master is a trait given to Digimon cards, namely those that were part of the group in Digimon Adventure, in the Digimon Card Game, introduced in BT-15 Exceed Apocalypse. Digimon that served them in the anime may have effects that specifically target Digimon cards with this trait.

Miscellaneous[edit]

Super Evolution Stage "Digimon Adventure tri. ~Adventure of August 1~"[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • In the March 2013 issue, the article "Secrets of Adventure!!" was published in V-Jump magazine, with the director of Digimon Adventure, Kakudou Hiroyuki.
    When talking about the Dark Masters, the director revealed that the group is based on the "Four Heavenly Kings".

Additional Information[edit]

References Notes