I saw your tag "AU where Gavin is a cyborg." Yes! I'm just think Gavin getting piss when his tech like his phone breaks. Like in a "You're pretty much my family and you break!!" Or just think how "Gavin and Google" would work out.
Gavin is already tech savvy but he’d be 10x more being a cyborg.
He’s very protective over his machines and computers and he cringes every time someone like Michael smacks them out of frustration
Every time someone mutters “stupid computer” Gavin is personally offended
Computer noises and whirring instead of squawking and squealing
Gavin says something stupid and freezes for a second before googles something in his head and adamantly tells everyone that something far stupider has been searched before
y’all i gotta tell you about this ship…it’s @max-ur-damn-gags‘s max and doyle and it’s called “darkness! in the workshop” and it’s taking over my life
so basically, i’m in this multiple person roleplay in the toonblr discord (if you’re not in it you need to join because it’s lit) and max and doyle interacted for like one second and we all started shipping them. it’s a platonic ship because doyle is aro-ace but IT’S A GOOD
the name “darkness! in the workshop” (shorthand “d!itw”) was created by @smol-toons and the reason it’s that is because it’s been established that doyle is really emo/goth and max is a mechanic so it works
hey remember when people literally stalked tavile’s blog to report the Tea to callieo and their friends? remember how tavile got death and rape threats and callieo didn’t believe them because tavile Didn’t Want To Publish Something LIke that? isn’t that funny lmao
After watching Digimon Tri Kokuhaku, I’ve got some pretty
interesting theories coming to mind. Seeing the “copy” of the Digimon
Kaiser, Gennai, the reboot of the Digital World, all the foreshadowing
about Mugendramon, and “special” digimon like Meicoomon, I can’t help
but wonder if we’ll see Ryo Akiyama as well. For those of you who have
only watched the anime, this might sound quite random. However, the
anime only explains the story from one point of view - as the chosen
children remember it. However, Ryo was swept into another dimension
quite early on, disappearing from their lives entirely. Now, it’s been
years since I learned about him from the Wonderswan games, so I’m not
going to rely on those memories. So I’m just going to copy my post about
Ryo I wrote back in 2011 here so you’ll be able to read the summary of
his adventures. :)
Today I’m going to talk about him, ”the legendary tamer” Akiyama Ryo.
For most of the people Ryo is surrounded
by mystery. He is someone who appears out of nowhere just to disappear
again. People tend to think that he is rather confusing. That’s what is
often said about the whole show though… But for me it all makes sense.
You see, Digimon is not only the anime.. It’s not just the games either…
To get the whole story, you need both; the anime-series and -movies and
the games (mainly talking about the Wonderswan-games that weren’t
published outside Japan, like Anode / Cathode Tamer, Tag / D-1 Tamers,
and Brave Tamer), and also the Digimon manga (like Adventure V-Tamer,
Next, and D-Cyber).
Also, Digimon shouldn’t be compared to
Pokemon even though they both have fighting monsters. I made that
mistake before myself.. But to understand this story, you’ll have to
watch it without such bias.
Anyway, to understand Ryo’s part in
Digimon, you need to know certain things about him and about the Digital
World. In the show, people can travel from the ”human world” to the
digital world, and in the first two seasons, other worlds like that are
mentioned many times. So, the whole show is based on this possibility to
travel from one dimension to another. This is what Ryo does,
the other children. And unlike the other chosen children, Ryo doesn’t
have anyone (except for digimon - and even then they are “borrowed” and
will not stay by his side) to support him on his dangerous
journey, and he has to travel alone. That causes him many mental
problems along the way…
Ryo learned about Digimon a couple of
months after the famous Odaiba incident (and after the events of the
first season of Digimon anime). He was chatting on his father’s computer
(seems to do that a lot), when Taichi’s Agumon appeared, and begged him
to help in saving the chosen children from Millenniumon.
Because of a
time slip, the villains that the chosen children defeated have been
resurrected, and he has to defeat them and Millenniumon (the fusion of Mugendramon and Chimairamon) in order to save
the children and their digimon partners. Agumon joins him in the fight.
The evil digimon keep threatening him with horrible things. Even though
Ryo is able to defeat them, he (still a kid) becomes mentally unstable
and starts having serious trust issues.. At this point Ryo doesn’t have a
digimon partner of his own. So, after the battles in the digital world,
he has to say goodbye to Agumon and the others and return to his own
becomes friends with Ken Ichijouji. They witness the battle with
Diaboromon (from the movie Bokura no Wargame) on the computer screen.
But, Diaboromon isn’t completely defeated, so Ryo and Ken have to go to
the Digital World to fight him. Ryo fights with V-mon and Ken with
Wormmon. (You can see Ryo traveling with Ken in a short flashback at the
23rd episode of Digimon 02)
Even Millenniumon is still around, but
after a long battle, the kids are able to defeat him and seal him into a
crystal. But, before he is gone, he is able to release the Dark Spore.
Millenniumon aims for Ryo, but Ken saves him and gets hit instead.
(there is a flashback of this in the 43rd episode of Digimon 02) The
unconscious Ken is taken to Gennai’s house, but he is no longer the same
Ken he used to be. Because of the Dark Spore inplanted to him, he will
soon become the evil Digimon Kaiser…
Ryo gets a huge mental breakdown, and he
has to live on feeling guilty for Ken’s condition, blaming himself for what happened. But he has to
continue his adventures in the Digital World, and takes part in a
tournament with the Holy Beasts. It appears that the whole contest was
made up for him to get stronger in order to defeat a powerful enemy (after
realizing that he was just used as a tool, Ryo stops trusting others at
all and emotionally shuts himself out, becoming one of the “angsty
characters”). And once again, the enemy has a familiar name,
Ryo is being told that he is the only one who can
defeat him. And, in the final, decisive battle, Moon-Millenniumon tells
him the reason. They share the same power, and are therefore like light
and shadow, one can’t exist without the other. And just like that, they
both disappear… This is when Ryo gets lost in the dimensions between
space and time (something similar to this happens to Daisuke in a
”bonus-comic” of Digimon V-Tamer manga).
Even though everyone else thought Ryo was
dead, Ken still believes that Ryo will return, no matter how much time
it will take.. But in the end Ken turns into the Digimon Kaiser, and the
events of the second season of Digimon take place.
Ryo, on the other hand, is sent into the past,
to the time when Digital World was born. Because of the hard battles
and traveling have caused him so much stress, he suffers from amnesia,
and can’t remember his past and what has happened. He meets
Monodramon, who takes him to ENIAC (the first digital computer ever).
ENIAC explains him the origins of the Digital World, and the current
situation. ZeedMillenniumon was sent to the future, and he is trying to
change the past and the future, aiming to destroy the whole Digital
World. He starts to create artificial digimon to do the job. So, in
order to get back his lost memories and defeat the villains, Ryo teams
up with Monodramon, and begins his journey from one dimension to
In another dimension of space-time, V-mon
tells Daisuke that he was originally Ryo’s partner. And well, you know
what Daisuke is like, he gets jealous for not being the first.. xD
Ryo keeps time-hopping, defeating one
enemy after another. ZeedMillenniumon concentrates on trying to destroy
ENIAC and the Digital World. He is not interested in destroying Ryo.
Well, he IS his ”other half” after all.. On his journey, Ryo meets
Gennai, and remembers him. For him Gennai is like a grandfather. Gennai
explains him the situation, and Ryo continues his journey with
Monodramon and meets up with many of the chosen children.
ZeedMillenniumon starts creating artificial human-beings instead of
digimon, and creates clones of the chosen children. He sends a clone of
the Digimon Kaiser to the past to destroy ENIAC. Ryo is reluctant to
fight ”his friend”, but after ENIAC’s warning he fights and defeats him.
Ryo keeps time-hopping, but it drains the energy of ENIAC. Taichi,
Daisuke, and Takato appear in the past, near the ENIAC, but there is
something suspicious about them. With the help of Monodramon, Ryo
realizes that they are also just artificial clones of the children…
ENIAC runs out of power and shuts down, but there is still hope. Ryo is
told to go to Atanasoff. It’s a computer that has existed in the shadow
of ENIAC since the beginning, and it can support the Digital World in
this kind of emergency. But, Ryo has to hurry to get there before
ZeedMillenniumon does. Ryo defeats the fake Taichi, Daisuke, and Takato,
and travels to the palace of ZeedMillenniumon through a portal. Once
again it’s mentioned that Ryo and Millenniumon are like light and
shadow, one can’t exist without the other. They are doomed to fight for
the rest of eternity. Millenniumon talks about how he has to get his
revenge, and can’t be destroyed. He reveals that he was actually
supposed to be the digimon partner of Ryo, but that it’s impossible with
Monodramon around..! In the end Monodramon and Millenniumon Jogress,
and end up as a digital egg. Peace is restored in the past and the
present time turns back to normal as well.
What happens to Ryo after that is not
known, but he appears in the third season of Digimon (Digimon Tamers),
with Cyberdramon. (first episode with Ryo in it is 28)
Ruki and the
others run into him in the Time village. For Ryo, that’s the most
natural place, don’t you think.. He asks them what month is it,
revealing that he’s been on a long journey. He’s been gone from the
human world for 10 months, after he disappeared from a digimon card-game
tournament. He has battled Ruki in a card-game and defeated her, but
seems to develop feelings for her during their adventure. After all the
endless traveling, he knows the Digital World really well and is like
home in there. He knows where to spend the night, and what the
dangers are. But he can’t stay in one place for a long time, because his
”wild” digimon partner Cyberdramon keeps searching for ”the strong
enemy”. It’s said that Cyberdramon might be the digimon born from that
So, that’s about all I know about Ryo. I tried to keep his story as short as possible.. ^^”
I see him as the “hidden main-character” of
the whole show, even though he usually acts in the shadows, but many of the events revolve around him.
these events take place in those Wonderswan-games I mentioned. I hope I
got it all right, since I’m not good with japanese, and it’s been a
while since I tried playing those games, or watched the anime episodes..
I wonder if Ryo was ever able to meet up with Ken again…
Speaking of Ryo and Ruki instead, I wonder would Ryo really want to involve a girl (even the
”digimon-queen”) in his dangerous life.. He’s gone through a lot in the
Digital World, a lot more than anyone else.. In the anime he seems to
have this easygoing attitude, but in reality he must be
terribly traumatized…. >_<
Anyway, if you have the chance to get those old games (and understand
enough japanese), I can happily recommend them. They are really
interesting, and helped me greatly in understanding Digimon.
If not, you can find lot’s of information about them (also about Ryo) from here.
Sometimes there are certain quotes or lines in fanfics that never fail to take my breath away like “What was this writer thinking?” “How were they able to come up with something as good as that?” “This sounds like something out of a movie that people would use as their captions for as long as we can remember” Honestly? Kudos to all the writers out there