A Sticky Situation
The work of Fergus Flamacron, A Sticky Situation and the sequels Secret of the 327th, Quest of the Gods, and and To Be A King follows the lives of the tamers and digimon after the end of Digimon Season 3 while eventually weaving in some characters from other worlds.
The digimon make it back to the human world thanks to some DigiGnomes, though they are fairly scattered across the city during the arrival. Two of the members end up together, but are quickly captured by a man named Goro. His method of capture, an adhesive substance that quickly dried to hardness, limited the pair's ability to escape or attack. It also left the two digimon stuck together and having to rely on each other to make it out. And that is only the beginning of the trouble for tamers and their partners.
While the first story remains firmly in the Digimon universe, the sequel drags Rika, Henry, Suzie, and their partners into another dimension: the Star Wars universe. There, they join in on the Clone War alongside familiar faces. The longer they are present there, the greater the changes to the original timeline become. Meanwhile, their friends search for a way to bring them home and a series of nightmares for a certain individual might not be from a natural cause.
The newest additions to the series includes crossing over into the world of Pokémon entitled Quest of the Gods. The various universes are colliding into each other, threatening to destroy both the Pokemon world and the Digital world if it is not stopped in time. In order to prevent this from occurring, the Legendary Pokemon must be located. Meanwhile, a dark and ambitious force is at work and manages to drag a few characters of Star Wars universe when the Son becomes involved.
The series really gets attention because of the highly-unlikely pairing of the main couple: Terriermon and Renamon. Somehow, it is handled very well and made believable by the skilled storytelling of the writer. Of course, considering that Digimon is the main category of the series, there is far more action and deep characterization than pure romantic fluff.
The short collection of fan-requested works that used to be produced every fifty reviews, Reviewer Requests, includes both stories barely connected to the other works and those that fill in important blanks. Even the completely random pieces are fairly amusing.
A Sticky Situation
- A Form You Are Comfortable With: Anubismon arrives at the scene of the battle while hitching a ride in the mind of Isis, an Egyptian Jackal.
- Back from the Dead: Several Devas that were killed off in the television show. And by the end, the remaining Devas and Leomon are restored as Digi-Eggs and will be back soon. Dobermon also returned to Alice.
- Badass Bookworm: Henry. He does plenty of research, figuring out how to decipher the prophecy, but he can still beat up foes when he Biomerges.
- Badass Family: Renamon, Terriermon, and Lopmon.
- Big Bad: Ogudomon
- Brain Bleach: Monodramon found out that Terriermon and Renamon were mates in a very unpleasant way. He wants the images to go away...
- Catch Phrase: "Momentai" from Terriermon. After about a year of this, along with plenty of stress, Renamon's nerves get frayed to the breaking point
- Chained Heat: Between Terriermon and Renamon, of all beings
- Continuation: Of Digimon Season 3
- Egomaniac Hunter: Goro and his collection of rare animals in tiny cramped cages with minimal food. And then he gets his hands on Terriermon and Renamon...
- Gondor Calls for Aid: To back up the tamers, several Devas and mega-level digimon seen in the show arrive to help combat the enemy. The Sovereigns were supposed to come, but they were prevented from arriving by Belphemon killing DigiGnomes and sacrificing himself to stop them.
- Healing Factor: A skill of Cherubimon's
- Humongous Mecha: A simple description of MegaGargomon
- Kitsune: Renamon
- Like Brother and Sister: Terriermon and Lopmon Turns out, they really are brother and sister.
- Mindlink Mates: Apparently this is a trait for members of the Renamon digivolution line.
- Mysterious Past: Impmon. Not even he knew about it.
- Nigh Invulnerability: Ogudomon. They find a way around it anyway.
- Physical God: At the end, we get to meet Anubismon and Fanglongmon, the digital world versions of gods.
- Prophecy Twist: There is a prophecy of how to defeat Ogudomon, but due to some small problems concerning homonyms and a digimon who speaks some German it took a while to understand.
- Psychic Link: There was already demonstrated to be a mental link between Rika and Renamon in the show, but one later forms between Renamon and Terriermon when they become mates. By the end of the first story, there is a mental connection between Lopmon, Terriermon, Renamon, and their partners.
- The Quiet One: GranKuwagamon
- Seven Deadly Sins: Represented by the Seven Great Demon Lords, several of which are dead by the start of the series. Two formed Ogudomon and by the end only Beelzemon is still alive.
- Tempting Fate: Whenever a villain yells "NO! You shall not win! I am invincible!" while fighting the heroes, you know they are about to lose.
- Made even more amusing when he adds "NONE OF YOU CAN BEAT ME! I AM OGUDOMON!" to his monologue.
- Your Head Asplode: While not quite an "explosion," Goro's death involves his skull being crushed to a pulp.
Secret of the 327th
Secret of the 327th includes examples of
- Alternate Universe: Thanks to the presence of the digimon in the Star Wars universe, events no longer match those of the normal timeline.
- An example of this would be Chewbacca forming a life debt to Lopmon instead of Han Solo.
- Another would be the survival of the Zillo Beast.
- Order 66 was both activated sooner and was less effective than it was in the normal Star Wars universe
- Anakin actually gets a proper lightsaber duel against Palpatine.
- Ascended Extra: While not quite an extra, Aayla gains more importance to the story since she is the first Jedi to meet a digimon.
- Numa, the little Twi'lek girl who appeared in one episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. As of chapter 161, she's a tamer.
- Awesome but Impractical: Due to their size and destructive capability, the mega forms MegaGargomon and Cherubimon are not often used since they need to capture beings or minimize collateral damage. Thus, lower levels are often employed with upgrade cards instead.
- Badass Army: The clone forces are already this, but later in the story, recruitment for the rebellion against the Emperor begins. This group will include Jedi, rebel clones, Gungans, Wookies, and intelligent Acklay. Then General Grievous and a collection of droids were added to the mix.
- Badass Boast: Aayla has a particularly awesome one against General Grievous.
"I am Aayla Secura. I have survived a brush with the Dark Side and recovered from losing all of my memories. I have leapt out of moving gunships and crossed chasms without bridges. I have escaped from Separatist facilities that were exploding all around me and come out without suffering a scratch. I have flown through space, blasting apart any droid that I find without prejudice. I have battled rancors, survived an assault from a swarm of Gigantoformicums and scared a bunch of pirates away from a farm by making them believe they were being attacked by a ghost. I have ridden Acklay into battle and even gone so far as to befriend them. I have destroyed Geonosian droid factories from within and faced off against zombies and Jedi infected with mind-controlling parasites. I have stood in the face of giant blasts from defoliator cannons and emerged unscathed. I have passed into the Palace of Jabba the Hutt and come out with my sanity intact. I have infiltrated an entire base of Dooku's Dark Acolytes to convert my Master back from the Dark Side and helped him to fight all of them off. I have assisted in diffusing an anti-matter bomb before it could destroy the whole of Naboo. I have fought off powerful ice monsters and run up and down on the back of the Zillo Beast – the most dangerous creature that has ever been born in this universe. I have defeated Asajj Ventress and Count Dooku, and I shall defeat you in just the same way."
- Bad Dreams: Thanks to MetalPhantomon, Impmon gets to experience several of these about his past.
- Be Careful What You Wish For: It was bound to happen since there's a DigiGnome present. Numa's wish results in the child Twi'lek ending up on a ship headed for a coming battle
- Big Bad: Because of the source material, it would be Palpatine in the Star Wars universe. In the Digimon universe, it would be GranDracmon
- Big Damn Heroes: A fairly often occurance. Angewomon pulls off a particularly awesome one in chapter 130.
- Chewie pulls off an equally impressive one later for Cad Bane.
- Bonus Material: The Reviewer Requests oneshots created alongside this piece have been referenced to several times later on in the fic.
- Catch Phrase: "Momentai" is slowly being spread across the Star Wars universe, much to Terriermon's annoyance. Jedi, astromechs, and even Senate members who have never met him are picking up the habit.
- And in the tamer's universe, Behemoth is even using the word.
- Chekhov's Boomerang: Numa, the little Twi'lek girl, was semi-important in a few early chapters due to her knowledge of the underground passages. Then, over one hundred chapters later, she reappears in the slavery arc on Ryloth. And then, she becomes an Ascended Extra when she becomes a tamer in chapter 161.
- The Chosen One: Anakin
- Cliff Hanger: Almost every few chapters has one. And they increase in frequency and tension as the story progress. Readers have often commented/complained about the stress of waiting.
- One of the most chilling lines to end a chapter? "Execute Order Sixty-six."
- Cool Versus Awesome: Cad Banes vs. Darth Sideous
- Crossover: Between Digimon and Star Wars: The Clone Wars
- Dance Party Ending: The digimon, tamers, and later Aayla spend quite a lot of time after missions dancing in her room while they sing every song they can remember. Of course, they are often doing this prior to missions too. They seem to like dancing.
- Which becomes a Chekhov's Skill when they use their dancing ability to bribe Jabba the Hutt to leak certain information to Palpatine.
- A Day in The Spotlight: Chapter Seven of Reviewers Requests focus on Jeri, set between A Sticky Situation and The Secret of the 327th.
- Dream Spying: Thanks to a certain angelic digimon, Impmon has had a couple of dreams of events in the Star Wars universe.
- Dream Weaver: MetalPhantomon
- Doorstopper: At 2,541,675 words and 220 chapters, this definitely qualifies.
- Elemental Rock-Paper-Scissors: Light beats darkness, so dragging GranDracmon to one of the most light-and-good-filled locations in the digital world had the logical effects on him.
- Enemy Mine: General Grievous becomes a very unexpected ally for the heroes as of chapter 176.
- Face Palm: Impmon's exasperation at the childishness of Calumon and Lilamon causes him to do this many times.
- Fluffy Cloud Heaven: Averted. The digital world version has gardens and golden buildings. It is also populated by both angelic type digimon of all types and machine type digimon.
- For Your Own Good: Impmon's reason for leaving his partners in the human world and running to the Digital World for answers. Granted, his logic about them being safer was probably true. Didn't stop Ai and Mako (and everyone else) from following after him.
- And now he's run away from his group of allies so that, when GranDracmon catches him finally (which a prophecy essentially tells him will occur), no one else will get hurt. Again, they are not happy about it.
- For Want of a Nail: It is amazing what changes to the Clone Wars occur when you add three digimon and three kids to the mix.
- Fundamentally Funny Fruit: Terriermon had a bad dream about a demonic pineapple and is terrified of them, and their Star Wars equivalent, Jurcian fruit, throughout the rest of the story. The others sometimes joke about this and use it as a means to ensure he doesn't prank them.
- Fur Against Fang: IceMyotismon vs. WereGarurumon
- Group Hug: Terriermon often induces these and the others don't usually complain.
- Heroic Sacrifice: These occur occasionally, especially in the later chapters as things become more serious. One in particular is when the DigiGnome pulls off one of these in order to give Numa and Gabumon the power to Biomerge.
- I Hate Past Me: Impmon. And for good reason.
- It Sucks to Be the Chosen One: After he hears a prophecy that seems to be suggesting he'll be forced back into being evil, Impmon certainly feels this way. Anakin also has moments where he feels like this.
- Jedi Mind Trick: While not a common occurance, this stunt is to be expected considering it is Star Wars. The most amusing example was during the Zillo Beast arc.
- Laser-Guided Karma: Palpatine was defeated in a fight against Anakin, the Jedi he tried so hard to convert into his apprentice, and was eaten by the Zillo Beast, which he attempted to have killed For Science!
- My God, What Have I Done? / It's All My Fault: In the Shili arc, Terriermon accidentally gets Renamon infected with the Blue Shadow Virus, causing her to lapse into a coma with four hours left to live and is suitably guilt-ridden. Soon after, he's outright denied the opportunity to make amends due to being needed elsewhere.
- Noodle Incident: Many of the pranks, both prior to the group's arrival in the Star Wars universe and after.
- Oh Crap: Renamon at the end of Chapter 149 when Palpatine sends Force Lightning towards the spot she was hidden. She's even thinking the less polite version of this and the readers definitely were in agreement with her.
- Our Angels Are Different: With a giant jester-like rabbit, Cherubimon, and pink dragons, Magnadramon, counted as angelic digimon alongside more traditional-appearing ones, such as Ophanimon and Seraphimon, saying there is some variation is an understatement.
- Perception Filter: Classic ability of Renamon and the reason that the group is still a secret from the Separatist.
- The Power of Love: Impmon gets a whole speech about this and how has a very high capacity for this.
- Prophecy Twist: After Impmon learns a prophecy that seems to suggest GranDracmon would catch him eventually, he was going to be turned evil again, and he'd turn against his friends, which upset him. But, just as everyone kept mentioning, prophecies tend to have double meanings.
- The actual lines that concerned him most were "Unable to stop his capture / Away from him his spirit torn / Friends too late to end his torture / Demon's evil is reborn." He thought this meant he, the only Demon Lord left alive, would be turning evil again (possibly after being tortured or brainwashed into obediance). Instead, GranDracmon is raising a new Demon Lord and pumping him up with Impmon's power. Still not good, but slightly better than what he thought it meant.
- Psychic Link: The one established in the first story is expanded to include Aayla, Anakin, Ahsoka, and Barriss.
- Pure Awesomeness: Any battle that includes digimon, Jedi, and clones fighting together results in this.
- Or for that matter Aayla's battle against Dooku, Ventress AND Grievous at the same time.
- Rousing Speech: While these occur at various points and are given by various characters, possibly one of the most unexpected one was delivered by Jar Jar Binks.
- Running Gag: Terriermon hatred (and near terror) of pineapples.
- Screw Destiny: Fatemon apparently likes this concept and plans to make his own destiny starting in chapter 205. It also seems to be his biggest talent, though he can only do this on a relatively small scale.
- Secret Keeper: Due to the strategic advantage the digimon offer, and the fact that they know the Senate has spies, the Jedi and anyone else who encounters them keep the digimon's existence a secret so they can serve as the ultimate secret weapon.
- Shout-Out: Several of them.
- Slave Liberation: In two of the arcs. The first one is only for a few girls that work for the Dark Acolytes. The second occasion involves freeing almost one hundred Twi'lek women.
- And a third occasion at the start of chapter 217 involving the slaves of Jabba the Hutt
- Spanner in the Works: Due to their nature as a secret weapon, the digimon and their influence on events serve as this to the Separatist's plans.
- Acting as something between this, The Jinx, and the master of Disaster Dominoes, Jar Jar Binks has taken his ability to cause chaos to a level where he can defeat you by tripping. This skill at causing problems has Henry wondering if he was made an ambassador by the Gungans in order to simply get rid of him.
- Stay with the Aliens: Or rather follow the aliens home. Aayla decides in the end to go with the tamers and digimon back to their universe rather than never see them again. It takes some adjustment, but things seem to be going for the best in the six months since the decision.
- Take a Third Option:When Aayla is kidnapped by Cad Banes, the clear choices are submit to the torture and share a secret that could alter the entire war if the Separatist find out (and die) or remain silent while suffer intense pain at the hands of the bounty hunter (and die). Instead, she because she has learned to think outside of the box, she decides to pay her captor more than Darth Sideous did and have him both release her, keep the digimon a secret, and start working for the Jedi.
- There Are No Coincidences: A view shared by many of the Jedi. Aayla Secura was the first to meet the Digimon, so the Jedi Council assigns them to work with her throughout the war as they believe "nothing happens by accident." In this instance, they're probably right.
- Three-Point Landing: Aayla does this quite a lot during lightsaber duels. Ahsoka occasionally does it too.
- Time Bomb: Many of the main characters have to de-fuse an anti-matter bomb before it goes off or Gunga City will be destroyed and all the waters of Naboo will be filled with radiation.
- Trapped in Another World: The group of Digimon and their Tamers thrown into the Star Wars universe end up there via a Parallelmon and there is no way for them to get back that they can use.
- True Companions: The digimon, the tamers, Anakin, Aayla, Ahsoka, Barriss, and Chewbacca.
- Two Lines, No Waiting: The events in the Star Wars universe make up the majority of the chapters, but just as intriguing is the adventures of those left behind in the Digimon Tamers universe covered every five to ten chapters.
- We Need a Distraction: Barriss Offee distracts a bunch of Trandoshans by bursting into song, while Lopmon sets a trap.
- Would Hurt a Child: Lo-Taren the Trandoshan has no qualms about using Suzie as bait to lure in dangerous predators.
- Your Worst Nightmare: Impmon has several of these dragged up to break his spirit and allow GranDracmon to use him for his own purposes. The worst part? They are all actual memories of his own actions back when he was the Demon Lord of Gluttony. This means that his worst nightmare is himself.
Quest of the Gods
Quest of the Gods includes examples of
- Alien Geometries: Giratina's Distortion World
- Beware the Nice Ones: Milotic seems to be a rather sweet-tempered pokemon who would prefer not to fight, but that doesn't mean that she should be underestimated.
- Dude Looks Like a Lady: From Glaceon's reaction, he often is mistaken for a female due to his species' appearance. And he doesn't seem to like it.
- Humans Are the Real Monsters: At least a few pokemon seem to feel this.
- Loads and Loads of Characters: Definitely seems to be heading that way.
- Mon: Of both the Digimon and Pokémon type.
- Mythology Gag: The statement about what the fate of two universes who collide with each other might be and that it might have happened to another couple of universes might be a reference to the events of Digimon Data Squad.
- Oh My Gods: Both "Fanglongmon" and "Arceus" are used like this.
- Olympus Mons: Several of them from Pokémon.
- Polar Opposite Twins: We already have the bunny digimon, but now Latias and Latios will be showing up. And they're the reverse of Terriermon and Lopmon.
- Running Gag: Terriermon's continued fear of pineapples seems to still be in place and apparently Exeggutor is close enough.
- Shout-Out: A reference to a flat world on the back of a turtle is made in the very first chapter.
- Title Drop: By Uxie
"And it's about to get more confusing. For we must now go back into our own universe and begin the quest. The Quest of the Gods. I am sorry to hurry you in your goodbyes, but you know that this is urgent."
- Translator Microbes: Thanks to Uxie, the Being of Knowledge, the heroes can now understand Pokémon speech
To Be A King
To Be A King includes examples of
- Badass Army: Considering the source material, it is probably safe to say this will definitely occur.
- Brought Down to Normal: Since Taiki doesn't end up going to Middle Earth, the digimon will lack the ability to change forms.
- For Want of a Nail: Tossing in a number of digimon into Middle Earth during the events of the book series is bound to have some rather interesting effects on events. A specific example would be Boromir surviving.
- Spared by the Adaptation: While following the events of the book series, Boromir has been confirmed to survive.
- Tempting Fate: "Nobody tosses a dwarf."
- Trapped in Another World: The digimon are stuck in Middle Earth.