Prototype Digimon

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Prototype Digimon (プロトタイプデジモン, Purototaipu Dejimon) refers to experimental Digimon[1] that served as the basis for the creation of new Digimon[2] or for other specific experiments.[1] The Prototype Digimon that exist from before Digimon were discovered have an outdated Interface on their brow[3] that allows for reconfiguration of the data stored within their Digicores for such experiments.[1]

Yggdrasill prototypes[edit]

At the Genesis of the Digital World, Yggdrasill conducted a stand-alone experiment to create "the strongest Digimon". Two series of experimental Digimon were created for this experiment, to achieve the definition of "strongest" from different perspectives.[4]

DORU Series[edit]

The "DORU Series" (ドルシリーズ, Doru Shirīzu), a portmanteau of "Digimon OR Unknown-Monsters",[1] is a term which refers to a series of Digimon created to achieve the definition of "strongest" through further evolutions.[4]

During the experiment, the potent life-force data of the legendary beast, the "Dragon", was hidden within the deepest parts of their Digicores, giving them the potential to grow into mighty Digimon.[3] The "DORU" in DORUmon's name seems to be a remnant of this term.[1]

Furthermore, because of the experiments many of the prototypes died and were horribly modified[5] by using the old relic data Death-X,[6] and the Digimon of the "DORU Series" can force the X-Antibody within their Digicores to allow them to remain functioning even after they have died, evolving through an special type of evolution known as "Death-X-Evolution",[7] whose mysteries are known to Grand Dracumon.[8] Despite their deceased condition, they can remain active by preying on the Digicores of other Digimon.[9] It's said this was done to allow the DORU Series to achieve "infinite vitality".[4]

DORU Series
ドルシリーズ Doru Shirīzu

Ryu Series[edit]

The Ryu Series (リュウシリーズ Ryu Shirīzu) is a term which refers to a series of Digimon created to achieve the definition of "strongest" by pursuing further fighting strength [4]

During the experiment the ferocious combat data of the "Dragons" and "Generals" of Japanese mythology was hidden within the deepest parts of its Digicore, giving it the potential to grow into mighty Digimon.[15] Its evolutionary body is called the "Ouryumon species". [16]

Furthermore, the Ryu Series' rate of improvement of muscle strength parameters that increase in battle and the ability to make decisions in battle were artificially enhanced. It seems to be a tentative to create the "strongest" Digimon that no other Digimon could match in battle.[4]

Ryu Series
リュウシリーズ Ryu Shirīzu

Cyborg Prototypes[edit]

Andromon and Boltmon were developed at the same time[2] by a group of scientists[20] as the prototypes for Cyborg Digimon.[2] Andromon was made emotionless and mechanically-based,[2] while Boltmon was organically-based and as such possessed emotions and power that surpassed Andromon's.[21] Their technology was later successfully adapted into other Cyborg Digimon such as Metal Greymon and Megadramon.[2]

Moreover, it is thought that all of the Cyborg Digimon created before Mugendramon were merely its prototypes.[22]

Metal Mamemon[23]
Metal Greymon (Virus)[23]
Metal Greymon[2]
Metal Tyranomon[24]

Other Prototypes[edit]

  • Arkadimon Baby was one of the experiments to create the "Ultimate Digimon"[27]
  • It is uncertain if Chimairamon was built as a prototype for Mugendramon or to be used against it.[28]
  • Plotmon was created as an experimental Digimon to imitate the pets that live with humans, and because of that has an appearance close to that of a real animal.[29]
  • Snimon was created as an experimental Virus Hunter Digimon, designed to track down targets as if it were a precise machine.[30]
  • Rinkmon was created when an experimental Digimon, the "Digimental of Friendship", and the sample data of an experiment that accelerated elementary particles to the speed of light with an accelerator, were fused.[31]
  • It is said that N.E.O, a mysterious digital lifeform, is the basis (Adam) for "Next-generation Digimon" sent by the system that governs the Digital World, although this is just an hypothesis.[32]
  • Loogamon is presumed to be an experimental "Prototype Digimon" from before Digimon were discovered because of the outdated Interface on its brow.[33]
  • Because it has an outdated Interface on its brow, Loogarmon is presumed to be an evolution of a "Prototype Digimon".[34]

Additional Information[edit]

References Notes
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Digimon Chronicle: Prototype Digimon and the Digicore Interface
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Digimon Reference Book: Andromon
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Digimon Reference Book: DORUmon
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Digital Monster 25th Anniversary Book –Digimon Device & Dot History–
  5. Digimon Pendulum X 1.5 booklet — Digimon Chronicle: The first Prototype Digimon and the Digicore Interface
  6. Digital Monster ART BOOK Ver. PENDULUM
  7. Digimon Chronicle: Death-X Evolution
  8. Digimon Reference Book: Grand Dracumon
  9. 9.0 9.1 Digimon Reference Book: Death-X-DORUgamon
  10. Digimon Reference Book: DORUgamon
  11. Digimon Reference Book: DORUguremon
  12. Digimon Reference Book: DORUgoramon
  13. Digimon Reference Book: Death-X-DORUguremon
  14. Digimon Reference Book: Death-X-DORUgoramon
  15. 15.0 15.1 Digimon Reference Book: Ryudamon
  16. Digimon Pendulum X 2.0 booklet — Digimon Chronicle: The second Prototype Digimon and the Digicore Interface
  17. Digimon Reference Book: Ginryumon
  18. Digimon Reference Book: Hisyaryumon
  19. Digimon Reference Book: Ouryumon
  20. Digimon Pendulum: Boltmon
  21. 21.0 21.1 Digimon Reference Book: Boltmon
  22. Digimon Reference Book: Mugendramon
  23. 23.0 23.1 Digital Monster: Andromon
  24. Digimon Reference Book: Metal Tyranomon
  25. Digimon Reference Book: Megadramon
  26. Digimon Reference Book: Gigadramon
  27. Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Hacker's Memory: Arkadimon Baby
  28. Digimon Reference Book: Chimairamon
  29. Digimon Reference Book: Plotmon
  30. Digimon Reference Book: Snimon
  31. Digimon Reference Book: Rinkmon
  32. Digimon Reference Book: N.E.O
  33. Digimon Reference Book: Loogamon
  34. Digimon Reference Book: Loogarmon