Legendary Spirits

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The Legendary Spirits (伝説のスピリット Densetsu no Supiritto), or just Spirits (スピリット Supiritto) for short, are a set of twenty ancient artifacts that are used to evolve into Hybrid Digimon. Each contains the sealed power of a member of the Warrior Ten, a group of ten Ultimate Digimon who saved the Digital World in its distant past. The Spirits grant their respective Warrior's power to their users.[1]

The Spirits and Hybrid Digimon were introduced in the anime series Digimon Frontier, where human Chosen Children use them to Spirit Evolve into Digimon.

Overview[edit]

The ten elemental symbols of the Spirits.

Each Spirit is associated with the elemental power of its respective member of the Warrior Ten. There are two Spirits for each element: a Human Spirit or Spirit H (スピリットH Supiritto eichi), which creates humanoid Hybrid Digimon with Adult-class power; and a Beast Spirit or Spirit B (スピリットB Supiritto bī), which creates animalistic Hybrid Digimon with Perfect-class power.[1] In certain circumstances, multiple spirits can be combined to create Hybrid Digimon of Ultimate-class power: using both spirits of the same element creates Fusion Form Hybrid Digimon such as Raihimon, and using ten spirits in specific combinations creates Transcendent Form Hybrid Digimon such as Kaiser Greymon. The union of all twenty spirits creates the Ultimate Digimon Susanoomon.

Both humans and Digimon can use Spirits to become Hybrid Digimon.[1]

The elemental attributes of the Spirits are each represented by a stylized symbol that is the respective kanji character for that element. Susanoomon bears an eleventh symbol, stylized after the kanji for "heaven" (天 ten).

The Spirit items themselves resemble the Hybrid Digimon that they create in some way, such as being stored arrangements of their armor or body. Every Spirit sits on a hexagonal base, which has the word "SPIRIT" (Dcs r w.pngDcp r w.pngDci r w.pngDcr r w.pngDci r w.pngDct r w2.png) inscribed on it in Digimoji repeating six times in a pattern around its edge.

It is possible for Spirits to be corrupted into alternate, sinister forms that produce different Hybrid Digimon. The only current corrupted Spirits are the Corrupted Human Spirit of Darkness and the Corrupted Beast Spirit of Darkness.

List of Spirits[edit]

Warrior Ten Element Human Form Beast Form Fusion Form
Spirit Evolution Spirit Evolution
Ancientgreymon.jpg
Ancient Greymon
Fire
(炎 Honō)
Spirit fire h.png
Human Spirit of Fire
Agnimon3.jpg
Agnimon
Spirit fire b.png
Beast Spirit of Fire
Vritramon2.jpg
Vritramon
Aldamon.jpg
Aldamon
Ancientgarurumon.jpg
Ancient Garurumon
Light
(光 Hikari)
Spirit light h.png
Human Spirit of Light
Wolfmon.jpg
Wolfmon
Spirit light b.png
Beast Spirit of Light
Garummon.jpg
Garummon
Beowolfmon.jpg
Beowolfmon
Ancientmegatheriumon.jpg
Ancient Megatheriumon
Ice
(氷 Kōri)
Spirit ice h.png
Human Spirit of Ice
Chackmon.jpg
Chackmon
Spirit ice b.png
Beast Spirit of Ice
Blizzarmon2.jpg
Blizzarmon
Daipenmon.jpg
Daipenmon
Ancientirismon.jpg
Ancient Irismon
Wind
(風 Kaze)
Spirit wind h.png
Human Spirit of Wind
Fairimon.jpg
Fairimon
Spirit wind b.png
Beast Spirit of Wind
Shutumon2.jpg
Shutumon
Jetsilphymon.jpg
Jet Silphymon
Ancientbeatmon.jpg
Ancient Beatmon
Thunder
(雷 Ikazuchi)
Spirit thunder h.png
Human Spirit of Thunder
Blitzmon2.jpg
Blitzmon
Spirit thunder b.png
Beast Spirit of Thunder
Bolgmon.jpg
Bolgmon
Rhinokabuterimon.jpg
Rhino Kabuterimon
Ancientvolcamon.jpg
Ancient Volcamon
Earth
(土 Tsuchi)
Spirit earth h.png
Human Spirit of Earth
Grottomon.jpg
Grottemon
Spirit earth b.png
Beast Spirit of Earth
Gigasmon2.jpg
Gigasmon
(N/A)
Ancienttroiamon.jpg
Ancient Troiamon
Wood
(木 Ki)
Spirit wood h.png
Human Spirit of Wood
Arbormon.jpg
Arbormon
Spirit wood b.png
Beast Spirit of Wood
Petaldramon3.jpg
Petaldramon
(N/A)
Ancientmermaimon.jpg
Ancient Mermaimon
Water
(水 Mizu)
Spirit water h.png
Human Spirit of Water
Ranamon2.jpg
Ranamon
Spirit water b.png
Beast Spirit of Water
Calamaramon.jpg
Calamaramon
(N/A)
Ancientwisemon.jpg
Ancient Wisemon
Steel
(鋼 Hagane)
Spirit steel h.png
Human Spirit of Steel
Mercuremon.jpg
Mercuremon
Spirit steel b.png
Beast Spirit of Steel
Sephirothmon2.jpg
Sephirothmon
(N/A)
Ancientsphinxmon.jpg
Ancient Sphinxmon
Darkness
(闇 Yami)
Spirit darkness l.png
Human Spirit of Darkness
Lowemon2.jpg
Löwemon
Spirit darkness k.png
Beast Spirit of Darkness
Kaiserleomon2.jpg
Kaiser Leomon
Raihimon.jpg
Raihimon
Spirit darkness h.png
Corrupted Human Spirit of Darkness
Duskmon.jpg
Duskmon
Spirit darkness b.png
Corrupted Beast Spirit of Darkness
Velgrmon.jpg
Velgrmon
(N/A)

Toy and Video Game-only Spirits[edit]

Image Name Evolution Source
Spirit kaisergreymon toy.jpg Spirit of Kaiser Greymon
(カイゼルグレイモンの魂(スピリット), Kaizerugureimon no Supiritto)
Kaisergreymon.jpg
Kaiser Greymon
Hybrid-Digivolving Figures: Kaiser Greymon
(Japanese toy)
D-Tector Version 3.0
(Bandai Asia toy)
Spirit magnagarurumon toy.jpg Spirit of Magna Garurumon
(マグナガルルモンの魂(スピリット), Magunagarurumon no Supiritto)
Magnagarurumon.jpg
Magna Garurumon
Hybrid-Digivolving Figures: Magna Garurumon
(Japanese toy)
D-Tector Version 3.0
(Bandai Asia toy)

Appearances[edit]

Anime[edit]

Digimon Frontier[edit]

In Digimon Frontier, the Legendary Spirits are established as having been created in the distant past after the Warrior Ten's final battle with Lucemon. The Warrior Ten released the Spirits and entrusted them to the Three Archangels.[2] Throughout the series, the Chosen Children seek out the Legendary Spirits and use them to Spirit Evolve. When not in use, the Spirits that they have collected are stored in their D-Scanners.

A Hybrid Digimon who also possesses the other Spirit of their respective element can undergo Slide Evolution to transform into that Spirit's respective Hybrid Digimon at any time. Both the Chosen Children and the Evil Warriors do this.

A recurring theme with the Beast Spirits is that, unlike the Human Spirits, they are very difficult to control. Kanbara Takuya, Minamoto Kouji, Ranamon, and Duskmon are all overwhelmed by their Beast Spirits and run wild when they first obtain them. Himi Tomoki and Shibayama Junpei also have some difficulty, but Orimoto Izumi and Kimura Kouichi do not.

As the series progresses, the Chosen Children's collection of the Spirits is as follows:

Chosen Child Spirit Method of Obtaining Episode
Kanbara Takuya Human Spirit of Fire.JPG
Human Spirit of Fire
The first Spirit discovered by any of the Chosen Children. Takuya discovers it in Fire Terminal, when his D-Scanner responds to its presence and reveals it. He uses it to Spirit Evolve into Agnimon and defeat Cerberumon. "The Legendary Warrior! Agnimon of Flame"
DF11 Beast Spirit of Fire.JPG
Beast Spirit of Fire
This spirit was hidden in a temple where Shamamon works as a fortune teller. Shamamon is involuntarily bonded to it when it reveals itself, and evolves into Vritramon. He runs wild until Takuya (as Agnimon) subdues and purifies him, and takes the Beast Spirit. "Defeat Me! Legendary Warrior Vritramon Runs Wild"
DF12 Beast Spirit of Earth.JPG
Beast Spirit of Earth
Takuya (as Vritramon) takes this Spirit when he defeats Grottemon (as Gigasmon) for the first time. "Roar, Vritramon! Defeat Gigasmon!"
DF28 Human Spirit of Steel.JPG
Human Spirit of Steel
Takuya (as Aldamon) takes this Spirit when he defeats Mercuremon for the first time. "Takuya's Fusion Evolution, Aldamon's Explosive Attack!"
DF29 Beast Spirit of Steel.JPG
Beast Spirit of Steel
Takuya (as Aldamon) takes this Spirit when he, Tomoki, Izumi, and Junpei defeat Mercuremon (as Sephirothmon) for the final time. "Escape! The Phantasmagoric Sephirothmon"
Minamoto Kouji Human Spirit of Light.JPG
Human Spirit of Light
Kouji discovers this Spirit in the labyrinth underneath Fire Terminal, when he falls into a pit. He uses it to Spirit Evolve into Wolfmon and defeat Raremon. "Wolfmon of Light, The Underground Labyrinth Battle!"
DF10 Beast Spirit of Light.JPG
Beast Spirit of Light
This Spirit is sealed underground, and is unlocked when three guardian statues are fitted with ruby "eyes" that fire lasers to reveal it from the ground. Following Gottsumon's instructions, Kouji fits the final "eye" to reveal the Spirit, and uses it to Spirit Evolve into Garummon and fight Gigasmon. "An Uncontrollable Beast Spirit!? Garmmon's Evolution"
DF20 Beast Spirit of Wood.JPG
Beast Spirit of Wood
Kouji (as Wolfmon) takes this Spirit when he, Takuya, Tomoki, Izumi, and Junpei defeat Arbormon (as Petaldramon) for the final time. "Mysterious Warrior Lurking in the Darkness, Duskmon!"
DF32 Corrupted Human Spirit of Darkness.JPG
Corrupted Human Spirit of Darkness
Kouji (as Beowolfmon) takes this Spirit when he defeats Kimura Kouichi (as Velgrmon). He later loses custody of this Spirit when Kouichi receives his D-Scanner and the Spirit is purified. "The Past is Revealed! Duskmon's Secret"
DF32 Corrupted Beast Spirit of Darkness.JPG
Corrupted Beast Spirit of Darkness
Kouji (as Beowolfmon) takes this Spirit when he defeats Kouichi (as Velgrmon). He later loses custody of this Spirit when Kouichi receives his D-Scanner and the Spirit is purified. "The Past is Revealed! Duskmon's Secret"
DF20 Human Spirit of Wood.JPG
Human Spirit of Wood
Kouji (as Beowolfmon) takes this Spirit when he defeats Kouichi (as Velgrmon).[N 1] He had previously attempted to take it after defeating Arbormon, but Kouichi (as Duskmon) had intervened and killed Arbormon to take the Spirit for himself. "The Past is Revealed! Duskmon's Secret"
Himi Tomoki Human Spirit of Ice.JPG
Human Spirit of Ice
This Spirit is hidden in a frozen cave near the Candmon Tribe's village. When Tomoki tries to defend Agnimon against the Candmon, the Spirit responds to him and reveals itself. He uses it to Spirit Evolve into Chackmon and fight Wizarmon and the Candmon.
Grottemon (as Gigasmon) steals this Spirit when he defeats Tomoki in "Defeat Me! Legendary Warrior Vritramon Runs Wild", and Takuya (as Vritramon) returns it to him when he defeats Gigasmon in "Roar, Vritramon! Defeat Gigasmon!".
"Bullying is Unforgivable! Evolve, Chackmon of Ice"
DF17 Beast Spirit of Ice.JPG
Beast Spirit of Ice
This Spirit is hidden in a Space Invaders-like arcade game machine that Nanomon owns. When Tomoki beats the game, Nanomon receives the Spirit on a cartridge, and transfers its data onto Tomoki's stolen D-Scanner as an experiment. He returns the D-Scanner to Tomoki when he becomes convinced of his honesty, and Tomoki uses the new Spirit to Spirit Evolve into Blizzarmon and fight Petaldramon. "Blizzarmon, Blow the Snow, Call the Glaciers!"
Orimoto Izumi Human Spirit of Wind.JPG
Human Spirit of Wind
This Spirit is hidden in a giant tree in Soft Breeze Village. It emerges from the tree in response to Izumi's concern for Shibayama Junpei, and she uses it to Spirit Evolve into Fairimon and fight Woodmon.
Grottemon (as Gigasmon) steals this Spirit when he defeats Izumi in "An Uncontrollable Beast Spirit!? Garmmon's Evolution", and she gets it back when Junpei (as Bolgmon) defeats Grottemon for the last time in "Thunder! Even Rock Breaks! Bolgmon's Do-or-Die Challenge".
"My Painful Kick! Female Warrior Fairymon"
DF17 Beast Spirit of Wind.JPG
Beast Spirit of Wind
This Spirit is hidden in a clamshell at the bottom of the ocean near Goma Island, due to the effects of Cherubimon's magic. It creates powerful whirlpools, and also generates breathable atmosphere around it even underwater. When Ranamon's Rain Stream knocks Izumi (as Fairimon) into the ocean, she finds and claims the Spirit, and uses it to Spirit Evolve into Shutumon and defeat Ranamon. "Strength Does not Matter! The Beautiful Warrior, Shutumon"
Beast Spirit of Water.JPG
Beast Spirit of Water
Izumi (as Shutumon) takes this Spirit when she defeats Ranamon for the final time. "Ranamon's Tenacity! Female Digimon Personal Combat"
DF26 Human Spirit of Water.JPG
Human Spirit of Water
Izumi (as Fairimon) takes this Spirit when she defeats Ranamon for the final time. "Ranamon's Tenacity! Female Digimon Personal Combat"
Shibayama Junpei Human Spirit of Thunder.JPG
Human Spirit of Thunder
This Spirit is hidden in the core of the Factory of Wind. When the wreck of a crane breaks the core open and reveals the Spirit, Junpei uses it to Spirit Evolve into Blitzmon and fight Snimon. "Thunder Power Shaking the Ground, Blitzmon!"
Beast Spirit of Thunder.JPG
Beast Spirit of Thunder
This Spirit was hidden in a bed of seaweed, until Whamon ate it by accident when feeding on the seaweed. He inadvertently releases the Spirit when he uses his Jet Arrow, and Junpei uses it to Spirit Evolve into Bolgmon and defeat Grottemon for the final time. "Thunder! Even Rock Breaks! Bolgmon's Do-or-Die Challenge"
DF14 Human Spirit of Earth.JPG
Human Spirit of Earth
Junpei (as Bolgmon) takes this Spirit when he defeats Grottemon for the final time. "Thunder! Even Rock Breaks! Bolgmon's Do-or-Die Challenge"
Kimura Kouichi DF33 Spirits of Darkness.JPG
Human Spirit of Darkness
When Kouichi stands up to Cherubimon and his D-Scanner appears, the Corrupted Human Spirit of Darkness emerges from Kouji's D-Scanner, transforms back into its true form, and enters Kouichi's D-Scanner. Kouichi then uses the Human Spirit of Darkness to Spirit Evolve into Löwemon and fight Cherubimon. "The New Warriors of Darkness! Löwemon & Kaiser Leomon"
DF33 Spirits of Darkness.JPG
Beast Spirit of Darkness
When Kouichi stands up to Cherubimon and his D-Scanner appears, the Corrupted Beast Spirit of Darkness emerges from Kouji's D-Scanner, transforms back into its true form, and enters Kouichi's D-Scanner. Kouichi then uses the Beast Spirit of Darkness to Slide Evolve from Löwemon into Kaiser Leomon and finish his fight with Cherubimon. "The New Warriors of Darkness! Löwemon & Kaiser Leomon"
Spirits listed in bold and italics are used by the respective Chosen Child to Spirit Evolve.
The Legendary Spirits reborn as Digimon in "Go Beyond Time! The Beginning of a New Legend".

Prior to the beginning of the series, the Three Archangels each possessed some of the Spirits. Seraphimon possessed the spirits of two elements: Light and Wind. Ofanimon possessed the Spirits of three elements: Fire, Ice, and Thunder. Cherubimon possessed the Spirits of five elements: Darkness, Earth, Wood, Steel, and Water.[2] When Lucemon corrupts him, Cherubimon bonds four of his five Spirits to Digimon to create the Evil Warriors,[3] and corrupts the Spirits of Darkness and bonds them to the soul of Kouichi to create Duskmon.[4] However, the Beast Spirit of Water does not appear to have been in his possession at this point, as Ranamon finds it in a shipwreck at the bottom of the ocean.[5] Seraphimon and Ofanimon's Spirits were all hidden to protect them from Cherubimon.

The ability to use more than one Spirit at a time requires the power of one of the Three Archangels. Seraphimon's DigiTama gives power to Takuya and Kouji's D-Scanners to allow them to Double Spirit Evolve using both the spirits of their respective elements.[6][7] Later, Ofanimon upgrades Takuya and Kouji's D-Scanners into new models that allow them to Hyper Spirit Evolve using ten Spirits each; when they gain this ability, the group reorganizes their collected Spirits to give the Spirits of Earth and Wood to Takuya, and the Spirits of Water and Steel to Kouji, so that they can be used for their respective Hyper Spirit Evolutions.[8] They keep these Spirits for the remainder of the series.

In the group's second battle with Lucemon, Kouichi gives the Spirits of Darkness back to Kouji when he is killed by Lucemon. The reaction of Kouji's Spirits of Light and the Spirits of Darkness triggers Kouji and Takuya's Ancient Spirit Evolution into Susanoomon.[9]

In the final battle against Lucemon, the Warrior Ten are reborn as the ten Human Form Hybrids as entities in their own right, who protect and encourage the Chosen Children. As a side effect of the powerful bond established between the Spirits and Chosen Children from all of their time spent traveling together and Spirit Evolving, the Warrior Ten have inherited some of the traits of the Chosen Children (for instance, Fairimon now speaks Italian, like Izumi), and there is some sort of link between each Chosen Child-Warrior pair (e.g. Löwemon's time spent with Kouichi allows him to sense that Kouichi is still alive in the Real World).[10]

Digimon Xros Wars: The Young Hunters Who Leapt Through Time[edit]

In "The Gathering of the Legendary Heroes! The Digimon All-star Showdown!!" Kanbara Takuya uses the Spirits of Fire to become Aldamon for the fight against Quartzmon's forces. Near the end of the battle, Himi Tomoki sends the rest of the spirits to Takuya so that he can become Susanoomon by himself.

Aldamon receives the rest of the Spirits in Digimon Xros Wars.

Manga[edit]

Digimon Adventure V-Tamer 01[edit]

In the "Frontier Generation" special, Kanbara Takuya and Minamoto Kouji use their Human Spirits to defeat a Megadramon, following the same Spirit Evolution mechanics as in Digimon Frontier. Takuya also uses his Beast Spirit of Fire to Slide Evolve into Vritramon when fighting Metamormon with Yagami Taichi and Zeromaru.

Video Games[edit]

Legendary Spirits Symbols as seen in Digimon Masters Online, in the order:
闇 土 火 水 光
鋼 雷 氷 風 木

Digital Monster: D-Project[edit]

Digimon Story: Lost Evolution[edit]

Digimon Masters Online[edit]

Digimon Collectors[edit]

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

TCG[edit]

Digital Monster Card Game[edit]

All of the Legendary Spirits, including the corrupted forms of the Spirits of Darkness, have one card each in the Digital Monster Card Game. The Human Spirits (excluding the true Human Spirit of Darkness but including the corrupted version) were all introduced in Starter Ver. 7, the Beast Spirits (again, excluding the true Beast Spirit of Darkness but including the corrupted version) were introduced in Expansion Kit S, and the true forms of the Spirits of Darkness were introduced in Booster 17.

The Spirits' cards are all Option Cards of the Item Category, and are used as part of the Appearance Requirements of many (but not all) cards featuring Human Form and Beast Form Hybrid Digimon. The Appearance process for these Hybrids is labeled "Spirit Evolution" (スピリット進化 Supiritto shinka), and requires that the Spirit card be played in the player's Support Box to evolve a Digimon of an appropriate level (Level IV/Adult for Human Form Hybrids, and Perfect for Beast Form Hybrids). The Spirit remains in the Support Box until the resulting Digimon is removed from play. In addition to the Appearance Requirements use, each Spirit card also confers a number of additional effects onto the Digimon that used it to Spirit Evolve. Unrelated to Hybrid Digimon, some Human Spirits have an additional effect that allows them to substitute for certain Digimental cards.

Spirit cards are not used to evolve into Fusion Form or Transcendent Form Hybrid Digimon. These Digimon all have other Evolution/Fusion/Appearance Requirements instead.

In the Digital Monster Card Game, all Spirits are given formulaic, abbreviated names: Human Spirits are "Spirit of (x) H" ((x)のスピリットH) and Beast Spirits are "Spirit of (x) B" ((x)のスピリットB). Because the Corrupted Spirits of Darkness were released first, they occupy the formulaic H and B initials for Darkness, so the two true Spirits are instead called "Spirit of Darkness L" (闇のスピリットL) and "Spirit of Darkness K" (闇のスピリットK), taking their initials from the respective Digimon that they create, Löwemon and Kaiser Leomon.

Additional Information[edit]

References Notes
  1. The Human Spirit of Wood is not seen on-screen in "The Past is Revealed! Duskmon's Secret", so Kouji is not seen physically taking it. That Kouji received it here is inferred based on Duskmon previously taking the Spirit in "Mysterious Warrior Lurking in the Darkness, Duskmon!", and the Spirit later being in Kouji's possession in "Spirits Become One! Takuya and Kouji's Ultimate Evolution!" before he transfers it to Takuya.